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Antigua Sailing Week

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK / © Paul Wyeth

Antigua Sailing Week Launches into Second Half-Century Big is the word for the 52nd Antigua Sailing Week (ASW). This granddaddy of Caribbean regattas set for April 28th to May 3rd will be notable for both the quantity and quality of entries. For one, more than 100 yachts are expected to compete in everything from racing to cruising, spinnaker to non-spinnaker, monohull to multihull, ...

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St. Lucia Marigot Bay Marina

Marigot Bay Marina, St. Lucia / https://www.marigotbayresort.com

While most marinas must prepare for hurricanes, tropical storms, and other weather hazards, Marigot Bay Marina in St. Lucia does not. Bob Hathaway, marina manager for 6 years, says not even “Christmas winds” affect them at Marigot Bay. “The level of wind shelter is extraordinary regardless of wind direction.” It is a natural harbor that has never been dredged. In ...

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ARC tour in Galapagos

World ARC 2019-20 - Start Leg 3 © World Cruising

After the World ARC fleet been successfully checked-in in the Galapagos, participants are now enjoying their time in Puerto Baquerizo on the island of San Cristobal. This morning the first World ARC tour started from the peer for a half day tour around the island. After 40min drive they first stopped at El Junco the biggest fresh water lagoon on ...

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in Boot Dusseldorf

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ahead of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015-16 © Mark Jardine

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the globe, is to appear at Boot Dusseldorf, the biggest indoor boat show in the world. On Monday 21 January, Sir Robin will be taking to the Sailing Stage in Hall 15 at 14:30 (UTC+1) to talk about his record-breaking achievement ahead of its 50th anniversary in April this ...

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Boat Show Dusseldorf 2019

Boat Show Dusseldorf 2019

Dusseldorf Boatshow 2019 The largest indoor boatshow on the planet is now only six weeks away and with no London Boat Show this year, our appointment book for Dusseldorf viewings is filling up fast! The show is open between the 19 – 27th January and the Ancasta team will be on-hand to present the following models to you (see below). ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Wild Oats XI and Comanche - 2018 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex

“It’s shaping up to be an interesting race with a lot of VMG sailing downwind”, Wild Oats XI crew member Mattie Mason told Sail-World.com/nz this morning just over three hours before the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. “It’s going to be quite light in Bass Strait, and there is potential for it to be very light going into ...

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J/121 Marstand to Malmo video

J/121 on Baltic Sea © J/Boats

“It was a really nice experience sailing her downwind in 17-20 kts of breeze on a 160nm delivery trip from Marstrand to Falsterbo (Malmo). We had Peter Gustafsson of BLUR.SE sailing fame onboard for the first leg down to southern Sweden. There is also a fun video from the downwind ride,” reports Fredrik Rydin, the proud new owner of the ...

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Costa Rica Bans Plastic :-)

TAEMA CUNEO pacificans.com

Costa Rica is about to become the first country to ban single-use plastics! We Can Save The World by admin

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Cruising in French Polynesia

Anchorage on West side of Huahine - photo © Andrew and Clare

So here we are back in French Polynesia ready for another season of sailing. The weather is perfect, bright sunny days, balmy nights and 29.6 degrees sea water. Swimming is almost like taking a bath. Most of the tropical rain has gone but occasionally we get a deluge, just to keep us on our toes. The heavy downpours come quickly, ...

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Régates Royales ~ Trophée Panerai

Carron II – Régates Royales Trophée Panerai © Guido Cantini / Panerai

After five days of racing with typical the Cote d’Azur early autumn conditions, sunny skies and light winds, the 39th edition of the Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai came to an end in grand style. The 15 Metre Mariska got gold in the Big Boat series with a clear score of five wins out of five races, while the One Tonner Ganbare ...

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