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Season opener attracts record breakers

Season opener attracts record breakers

With just ten days to go before the start of the 2017 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series (16-24 January), the festival atmosphere in Barbados is starting to rumble. Overseas entries, including Tony Lawson’s record-breaking MOD70 – MS Barbados Concise 10, skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield is already in Bridgetown preparing to defend the Absolute […]

Two-day regatta starts tomorrow

Yacht racing returns with the penultimate regatta of the 2015 J24 National Championship series tomorrow and Sunday. Eleven yachts, with visiting Caribbean sailors among them, will contest the two-day event which will be sailed over a Windward to Leeward course, just off the Hastings Rocks, Christ Church area, and will be visible to spectators on […]

Record numbers for boating series

Record numbers for boating series

More than 50 boats are expected in the island for next month’s Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series and the countdown has started with the arrival of the first overseas yachts, including the British VO70 Monster Project. This event, which kick-starts the Caribbean race season, is proving to be a huge attraction for overseas entries […]

Race a big draw

Race a big draw

The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series next year, which runs from January 16 to 24, should be a major attraction for race teams planning their 2015 schedule. This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, was re-launched in 2014 with a new race format and plenty of record-breaking opportunities. It proved such a […]

Sea world

Sea world

The highly popular Harris Paints Regatta is set for this weekend and director of the event, Peter Burke, says some fierce competition is anticipated. Burke told the media during a press briefing held at the Yacht Club, Bay Street, this morning that five classes would be competing with the first two races for the J24 […]

Sweet sailing

Sweet sailing

The annual First Citizens Investment Services’ J24 Open Regatta is one the most competitive sailing events in the southern Caribbean. This was the assessment of young St Lucian captain Frederick Sweeney after he and the crew of Bad Attitude, all in their 20s, finished third in the event last weekend off Holetown, St James. The […]

All about Impulse

by Frank Gonsalves   Republic Bank’s Impulse has proven its quality once again winning the recent Super Centre J24 Regatta. The regatta which comprised of three races off Carlisle Bay involved a fleet of eight boats that sailed off under sunny conditions with forecast seas of 1.5 to 2 meters in open waters. Wind conditions […]

Weekend on the water

Weekend on the water

Yachting moves to the west coast of Barbados this weekend with the staging of the 2014 First Citizens Investments Services’ J24 Open Regatta off Holetown, St James, on Saturday and Sunday. Eleven yachts, with several visiting Caribbean sailors among them, will contest the two-day event which will be sailed over a new Windward to Leeward course, […]