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Antigua Bermuda Race gets underway on Friday

May 10, 2017
Antigua Bermuda Race gets underway on Friday ST JOHN’S, Antigua --- Following on from the overwhelming success of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, an impressive range of yachts from all over the world will depart from Antigua on their 935 nautical mile race to Bermuda on Friday. There will be one start for the 21-boat fleet racing...

Antigua Sailing Week: A golden year

May 8, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week: A golden year ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The grand awards ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson's Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. Thousands of sailors attended the ceremony and whilst all of the respective class...

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 4: Discards reshuffle the pack

May 6, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 4: Discards reshuffle the pack ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The penultimate day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was held in near perfect conditions off the south coast of Antigua. The Caribbean surf and sea state had moderated in comparison to the start of the regatta, but the strength of the competition was undiminished.

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 3: Hotting up in Antigua

May 4, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 3: Hotting up in Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The third day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was once again blessed with glorious conditions. Squally pewter skies cleared shortly after the first warning gun and the breeze slowly woke up as the skies cleared, touching 17 knots at times. Ten teams...

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 2: Buzzing in Antigua

May 3, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 2: Buzzing in Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The second day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was blessed with awesome conditions, easterly trade winds pumping solid breeze over the cliffs and through the bays on the stunning south coast of Antigua. Add bright sunshine and the infamous Antiguan...

Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 1: Old traditions, new ways

May 2, 2017
Antigua Sailing Week Race Day 1: Old traditions, new ways ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Winning skippers on the first day of Antigua Sailing Week included Sir Richard Matthews, taking part in his 37th Antigua Sailing Week and 18-year-old Jules Mitchell, who has never skippered at the regatta before. With full blown trade winds piping up to 20 knots in the gusts, the 50th edition...

Impressive entry list for the Antigua-Bermuda Race

May 2, 2017
Impressive entry list for the Antigua-Bermuda Race ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- An impressive entry list is taking shape for the Antigua-Bermuda Race, which starts from Antigua on Friday May12, 2017. With 22 entries, including 17 over 50ft and seven Maxis and one SuperMaxi, the sight of the fleet departing for the 900 nautical mile race will be nothing short of...

Thriller around Antigua

May 1, 2017
Thriller around Antigua ST JOHN'S, Antigua --The Peters & May Round Antigua Race produced a spectacular match race between two magnificent ocean greyhounds with an unbelievable finish. Sir Peter Harrison's British ketch Sojana and Jean-Paul Riviere's French sloop, Nomad IV battled it out for the 52 miles.

Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora

March 22, 2017
Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Antigua to Bermuda Race starting on Friday 12th May is proving highly popular with a huge variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda; the home of the 35th America's Cup. The fascinating array of yachts, as rich in history as...

RORC Caribbean 600: Epic win for Bella Mente

February 24, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Epic win for Bella Mente ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic match race. The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted...

RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull line honours for Phaedo3

February 23, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull line honours for Phaedo3 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- While the multihull race record was not broken this year, Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel. Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Tuesday at 21 hrs 20 mins 46 secs AST, taking multihull line honours.

RORC Caribbean 600: Rambler 88 takes monohull line honours

February 23, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Rambler 88 takes monohull line honours ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking monohull line honours. This year was David's third line honours win in the RORC Caribbean 600. However, the record set by his previous boat...

RORC Caribbean 600 Day 2: More Argyll than Antigua

February 22, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600 Day 2: More Argyll than Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- After a champagne start to the RORC Caribbean 600, there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds to provide a windless night...

An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600

February 21, 2017
An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. A southeasterly breeze, occasionally gusting up to 15 knots and a relatively calm sea state provided conditions...

Record entry for RORC Caribbean 600

February 16, 2017
Record entry for RORC Caribbean 600 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A fleet of over 80 yachts is expected for the ninth edition of the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 in which 900 sailors from 30 different nations will race non-stop around 11 Caribbean islands, starting and finishing in Antigua. Passionate corinthians will be rubbing shoulders with...

Big guns for Antigua 360

February 10, 2017
Big guns for Antigua 360 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The second edition of the Antigua 360º Race will take place on February 17, 2017, providing a 52 mile anticlockwise circumnavigation of Antigua. Organized by the Superyacht Challenge committee, entry is exclusively reserved for boats entered in the ninth edition of the...

Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Flying Finish - Final Report

February 7, 2017
Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Flying Finish - Final Report ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The fourth and final encounter at the 2017 Superyacht Challenge was a magical affair, sparkling Caribbean sunshine, 20 knots of breeze and the added delight of Caribbean swell. The Race Committee set a course of approximately 18 miles, to test every angle of sail...

Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Tactical battle on the south side - Day Two Report

February 6, 2017
Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Tactical battle on the south side - Day Two Report ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The conditions had mellowed somewhat for the second day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, compared to the opening day's surfing festival. 15 knots from the east, with a moderate swell, and predominately tactical windward leeward racing, put other skill sets to the test.

Golden edition of Antigua Sailing Week

January 27, 2017
Golden edition of Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- This year, Antigua Sailing Week is celebrating its 50th edition. Everybody wants to come to the party and it is not too late to take up the invitation. Eighty-four yachts have already entered and many more are expected to enjoy the memorable occasion. Whilst yachts from...

Magnificent fleet to compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua

January 26, 2017
Magnificent fleet to compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The seventh edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua has attracted a magnificent fleet of yachts in excess of 80 feet to take part in daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. To date, 11 yachts have entered ranging from 82ft to 212ft -- schooners...

Early indicators point to a strong yachting season for Antigua and Barbuda

January 25, 2017
Early indicators point to a strong yachting season for Antigua and Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials and yachting stakeholders are optimistic about the 2017 sailing season, as the destination recognizes the 30th anniversary of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and 50th anniversary of Antigua Sailing Week. And, preparations for...

RORC Caribbean 600 to kick off in Antigua next month

January 20, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600 to kick off in Antigua next month ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Next month, more than 70 yachts are expected to take part in the RORC Caribbean 600, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's stunning race around 11 Caribbean islands. American yachts have had a winning streak in this classic offshore race, winning five out of eight...

Aragon wins the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada

December 15, 2016
Aragon wins the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Marten 72, Aragon has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race and also the winner of IRC Zero. Skipper of the Dutch Maxi, Nicolas Lecarpentier collected the RORC Transatlantic Race...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Class40s arrive to a warm welcome

December 14, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Class40s arrive to a warm welcome PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Catherine Pourre's Class40, Eärendil crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina on Monday. Eärendil was nearly a day behind the Class40 winner, Campagne de France. However, Eärendil enjoyed a...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Maverick blasts in

December 12, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Maverick blasts in PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Infiniti 46, Maverick, skippered by Oliver Cotterell, crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada at 06h 52m 09s on Saturday. The British yacht, with radical side foils, is provisionally the winner of IRC Canting Keel.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Campagne de France wins Class40 Division

December 12, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Campagne de France wins Class40 Division PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Campagne de France has taken Line Honours for the first Class40 Division and is the first Two Handed team to complete the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race. Swan 82, Stay Calm and Baltic 112, Path finished within three hours of each other after 2,865nm.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Aragon crosses the finish line

December 10, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Aragon crosses the finish line PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Marten 72, Aragon (NED) crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina at 11h 17m 03s on Friday. After IRC time correction, the Dutch Maxi is leading the race for...

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