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RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 set to take monohull line honours

December 7, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 set to take monohull line honours PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- The trade winds are back to normal, accelerating the speed of the yachts racing in the RORC Transatlantic Race. Mike Slade's Leopard is set to take Monohull Line Honours on Wednesday. Campagne de France holds a big lead in the Class40 Division, and several yachts...

Did the Trinidad cricket board knowingly put a pedophile in charge of Under-19 cricket team?

December 7, 2016
Did the Trinidad cricket board knowingly put a pedophile in charge of Under-19 cricket team? KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- A few weeks ago, a call was received regarding a management official of the 2016 Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 cricket team that participated in the 2016 Regional Under-19 Three-Day and One-Day tournaments respectively, which were held in St Vincent.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 8: Phaedo3 victorious

December 5, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 8: Phaedo3 victorious PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. The American MOD70 completed the course in 6 days 13 hours 39 minutes and 55 seconds. Although the team was...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 9: Welcome for Maserati

December 5, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 9: Welcome for Maserati PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- The Italian MOD70, Maserati has finished the RORC Transatlantic Race; Phaedo3 has been declared the winner of the Multihull Trophy and Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard is on the hunt for the monohull record. Giovanni Soldini's Maserati crossed the finish line on...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 7: Phaedo prepares to land

December 3, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 7: Phaedo prepares to land PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 is flying towards Grenada's Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and expected to touch down on Saturday. Mike Slade's Maxi 100 Leopard 3 is racing against the clock in an assault on the race record.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 6: Joy and Pain

December 2, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 6: Joy and Pain MID-ATLANTIC -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has less than 1,000 miles to go to Camper & Nicholson's Port Louis Marina, Grenada. In the IRC fleet, Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 is ahead on the water and estimated to be leading the race after IRC time correction for the...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 5: Phaedo3 in the driving seat

December 1, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 5: Phaedo3 in the driving seat MID-ATLANTIC -- On Day 5 of the RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada, Lloyd Thornburg's Phaedo3 is approaching the halfway point in the race, well ahead of its Italian rivals, MOD70 Maserati, skippered by Giovanni Soldini. Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 has turned south, hoping to...

Sports Commentary: The Grenada Football Association is on a suicide mission

December 1, 2016
Sports Commentary: The Grenada Football Association is on a suicide mission The destruction of the very essence of association football in Grenada since it was formed in 1924 entered its preparatory stage on July 2, 2016, when 18 clubs voted to strip 30 of the 40 clubs of their direct voting right; their direct right to attend Grenada Football Association (GFA) meetings...

ARC record smashed for fourth consecutive year as Rambler 88 arrives in St Lucia

November 30, 2016
ARC record smashed for fourth consecutive year as Rambler 88 arrives in St Lucia RODNEY BAY, St Lucia -- Rambler 88 soared into the Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia on Monday afternoon at record speed, crossing the finish line eight days, six hours, twenty-nine minutes and fifteen seconds after leaving Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in this year’s Atlantic Rally...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 3: 670 miles of separation

November 29, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 3: 670 miles of separation CAPE VERDE ISLANDS -- By daybreak on the third day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3, skippered by Brian Thompson was continuing to charge south, approaching the Cape Verde islands. Meanwhile, 670 miles to the north Giovanni Soldini's...

Ideal conditions for start of the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada

November 28, 2016
Ideal conditions for start of the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada LANZAROTE, Canary Islands -- The third edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race started without a hitch in ideal conditions outside Marina Lanzarote. With a gentle breeze and slight sea state, it was a comfortable start to the 2,865 nautical mile ocean race to Grenada, West Indies.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 2

November 28, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 2 TENERIFE, Canary Islands -- As dawn broke on the second day of the RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada, the majority of the fleet were still to round Tenerife, the last mark of the course before the international racing fleet heads out into the open waters of the Atlantic. Land effects were...

RORC Transatlantic Race conundrum: North or south?

November 25, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race conundrum: North or south? LANZAROTE, Canary Islands -- The third edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race will start outside Marina Lanzarote at midday Saturday 26 November. The competitors' attention is now very much on final preparations and the afterguards of the wide variety of yachts competing...

Setting sail for the RORC Caribbean 600

November 15, 2016
Setting sail for the RORC Caribbean 600 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Thirty-four yachts have officially entered the ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starting from Antigua on Monday 20th February 2017. With almost double the number of entries at this time last year, the race has already attracted a magnificent fleet and is...

Dispute over new levy on West Indies cricketers

November 9, 2016
Dispute over new levy on West Indies cricketers ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A new levy announced by the West Indies Cricket Board for granting of no objection certificates (NOCs) for West Indian cricketers seeking a release to participate in leagues outside the West Indies has prompted criticism from the West Indies Players' Association.

Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series!

November 4, 2016
Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series! WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The 112th series of the US Major League Baseball (MLB) championship series featured a battle that came down to the line after a ninth inning rain delay in Game Seven between the Cleveland Indians, the American League champions, and the Chicago Cubs...

The Indians are taking over the world!

October 27, 2016
The Indians are taking over the world! WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Centre-stage on Tuesday night had all eyes pinned on Progressive Field, home of The Cleveland Indians as they hosted the Chicago Cubs in the MLB 2016 World Series Championship. Catcher Roberto Perez's two home runs assisted Indians in a 6-0 defeat...

Antigua-Bermuda Race gathers pace

October 24, 2016
Antigua-Bermuda Race gathers pace ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Over 40 yachts have expressed their interest in the Antigua Bermuda Race, organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week. The inaugural race coincides with the finish of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week and the...

Another man accused in FIFA bribery scandal expected to admit crimes

October 21, 2016
Another man accused in FIFA bribery scandal expected to admit crimes GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Aaron Davidson, who co-founded the North American Soccer League, is expected to plead guilty today for his part in the massive FIFA scandal, in which he secured multi-million dollar TV contracts by bribing officials, such as Cayman Islander...

West Indies announce Women's squad for first three ODIs against England Women

October 4, 2016
West Indies announce Women's squad for first three ODIs against England Women ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board has announced a 13-member Women’s team for the first three One-day Internationals against England Women. The series between West Indies Women and England Women comprises five ODIs and is scheduled...

West Indies announce Test squad to face Pakistan in UAE

September 27, 2016
West Indies announce Test squad to face Pakistan in UAE DUBAI, UAE -- The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The series will consist of three Test matches. The opening match will be a day/night fixture at the...

WICB responds to former president's call for forensic audit

September 24, 2016
WICB responds to former president's call for forensic audit ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In a letter dated September 21, 2016, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive officer, Michael Moorhead, has responded to statements by former WICB president (2005–2007), Ken Gordon, published on ESPN Cricinfo and in Britain’s Daily Express.

Yacht charter company signs three-year sponsorship agreement with Antigua Sailing Week

September 23, 2016
Yacht charter company signs three-year sponsorship agreement with Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua Sailing Week has announced a new three-year agreement with Dream Yacht Charter to become the official exclusive bareboat and by the cabin charter sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week through May 2019. The Dream Yacht Charter fleet consists of 850 yachts.

West Indies beat UAE XI by 22 runs in T20 warm-up match

September 22, 2016
West Indies beat UAE XI by 22 runs in T20 warm-up match DUBAI, UAE -- Opening batsman Johnson Charles scored a stroke-filled 42 off 32 balls to give the innings a brisk start as the West Indies beat the United Arab Emirates Board XI by 22 runs in their T20 warm-up match on Tuesday night. Windies posted 166-7 off 20 overs.

New compensation package for West Indies women cricketers

September 22, 2016
New compensation package for West Indies women cricketers ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Effective October 1, 2016, women’s cricketers on retainer from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will see an increase in their pay package. The number of women on retainer will also move from 11 to 15. An agreement between the WICB and the...

Lockhart Sebastien replaces Courtney Walsh as West Indies selector

September 21, 2016
Lockhart Sebastien replaces Courtney Walsh as West Indies selector ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Lockhart Sebastien has been appointed as a selector for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Sebastien, who was an alternate selector for the last four years, replaces Courtney Walsh. Sebastien brings a tremendous amount of experience to the new post.

Kesrick Williams to replace Andre Russell in West Indies squad for T20s vs Pakistan in UAE

September 17, 2016
Kesrick Williams to replace Andre Russell in West Indies squad for T20s vs Pakistan in UAE DUBAI, UAE -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel has announced that Kesrick Williams will replace Andre Russell in the West Indies team for the upcoming Twenty20 International Series. The World T20 champions will face Pakistan in three matches in the United Arab Emirates.

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