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NACAC rejects proposal to rewrite world records

May 12, 2017
NACAC rejects proposal to rewrite world records SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Officials of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) has rejected a proposal by the European Athletics Council, which recommended the rewriting of athletics records book. The proposal, announced by European Athletics...

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...

Four uncapped players in West Indies Women's squad to ICC Women's World Cup

May 9, 2017
Four uncapped players in West Indies Women's squad to ICC Women's World Cup ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board has named a 15-member squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup from June 24 to July 23 in England. Making their maiden trip with the squad are: Reniece Boyce, a 19-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman from regional champions...

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...

St Lucia programme tackles lack of opportunities for disabled people in sport

May 8, 2017
St Lucia programme tackles lack of opportunities for disabled people in sport CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Twenty-five coaches, special education teachers and community youth mentors from across Saint Lucia attended a two-day workshop to understand better how sport can offer a wide range of benefits to amputees, people with congenital limb deficiencies and persons with...

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.

Horse racing continues to thrive in the Caribbean

April 7, 2017
Horse racing continues to thrive in the Caribbean Horse racing has a rich history in the Caribbean: the sport takes place not just on the English-speaking islands of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, but also in Dominican Republic, Martinique and Puerto Rico. The most prestigious and popular race in the Caribbean is the Clasico...

Cameron and Nanthan back as president and vice president for WICB

March 31, 2017
Cameron and Nanthan back as president and vice president for WICB ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Almost four years to the date, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan were again elected president and vice president respectively, of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Sunday, March 26. The unanimous decision was taken by all 12 of the cricket...

West Indies, Afghanistan to meet in T20Is, ODIs in June

March 30, 2017
West Indies, Afghanistan to meet in T20Is, ODIs in June ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has announced that Afghanistan will play three Twenty20 and three One-day Internationals on their tour of the Caribbean in May/June this year. It will be the first time that the Afghans will be playing West Indies in a series on Caribbean soil.

West Indies name 13-man squad for first and second T20s vs Pakistan

March 27, 2017
West Indies name 13-man squad for first and second T20s vs Pakistan BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Selection Panel has announced the 13-man squad for first and second Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan. The World T20 champions will play the series-opener against the visitors on Sunday at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

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...

Martinique welcomes the third edition of Martinique Surf Pro

March 17, 2017
Martinique welcomes the third edition of Martinique Surf Pro BASSE-POINTE, Martinique -- The world-class surf competition Martinique Surf Pro will be hosted for the third time in Martinique from April 1 to 8, 2017. This World Surf League (WSL) Qualification Series event will take place in the town of Basse-Pointe located on the North Atlantic coast.

Pakistan tour to West Indies extended by two T20Is

March 6, 2017
Pakistan tour to West Indies extended by two T20Is ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has announced the addition of two Twenty20 Internationals to the itinerary for the Pakistan tour of the West Indies. As a consequence of the additional matches, the series between World Twenty20 champions West Indies and the visiting...

Antigua-Barbuda's Run in Paradise half-marathon set for May 28

February 25, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda's Run in Paradise half-marathon set for May 28 ST JOHN’S, Antigua --A record number of runners on the international, regional and national running scenes are expected to register by February 28 to receive a special rate for the third annual Run in Paradise, hosted in beautiful Antigua and Barbuda. Run in Paradise, which is set for May 28...

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...

Trinidad Olympic athlete extradited to Cayman Islands in sex-crime case

February 22, 2017
Trinidad Olympic athlete extradited to Cayman Islands in sex-crime case GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Ato Modibo Stephens has been extradited from the United States to the Cayman Islands to face allegations of sexual abuse while he worked as a coach there. The 37-year-old Olympic athlete, who is married to Cayman’s track star Cydonie Mothersill...

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...

Grenada PM requests Bolt's participation in inaugural Invitation track and field meet

February 21, 2017
Grenada PM requests Bolt's participation in inaugural Invitation track and field meet TORONTO, Canada -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has made a special request of his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness to get Jamaica’s superstar multiple Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, to Grenada for the inaugural invitation track and field meet on April 8 in St George's.

Trinidad and Tobago international football legend denied entry into the US

February 18, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago international football legend denied entry into the US MIAMI, USA -- Former Manchester United star and Trinidad and Tobago international football player Dwight Yorke has been denied entry into the US because he has an Iranian stamp in his passport. Yorke was stopped on Friday morning in Qatar en route to Trinidad and Tobago via Miami.

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