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Phaedo^3 and Nomad IV breeze around Antigua

April 27, 2015
Phaedo^3 and Nomad IV breeze around Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- With clear blue skies and tropical heat, the Pearns Point Round Antigua Race was a gentle introduction for close to 40 international teams, racing 52 nautical miles around Antigua. The relatively light wind of 12-15 knots conspired to create a slow race, but the weather was...

Phaedo^3 smashes race record for Guadeloupe to Antigua Race

April 27, 2015
Phaedo^3 smashes race record for Guadeloupe to Antigua Race ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo^3 has smashed the race record for the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, completing the 42-mile course in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 0 seconds, at an astonishing average speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 34 knots. Any record that has lasted...

Hawaiian Moniz wins first Martinique Surf Pro

April 27, 2015
Hawaiian Moniz wins first Martinique Surf Pro BASSE-POINTE, Martinique -- The final day of the Martinique Surf Pro on Saturday was certainly not lacking in suspense. As hoped for, the two semi-finals and the grand final were of a very high standard offering some thrilling contests at the surf spot at Basse-Pointe. In the end, Hawaiian Joshua Moniz...

Braithwaite century leads West Indies fightback against England

April 25, 2015
Braithwaite century leads West Indies fightback against England ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Kraigg Brathwaite reached his fourth Test century late on the fourth day of the second Test match to lead an excellent fightback by West Indies against England at the Grenada National Stadium on Friday, in reply to the visitors’ first innings total of 464, a lead of 165 runs.

Special committee to work with WICB on governance, reversing negative trends

April 25, 2015
Special committee to work with WICB on governance, reversing negative trends ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has agreed with the request by a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Prime Ministerial Committee for a special committee to work with the board to examine its governance and to plot a way forward to reverse the negative trends in the sport.

More than 30 rally cars heading to Barbados from Britain

April 25, 2015
More than 30 rally cars heading to Barbados from Britain BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Geest Line freighter Klipper Stream set sail from Portsmouth in the UK on Tuesday, carrying more than 30 rally cars heading for Sol Rally Barbados 2015 (May 29-31), which marks the 25th Anniversary of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event.

West Indies bowlers made to work hard against England on third day of second Test

April 24, 2015
West Indies bowlers made to work hard against England on third day of second Test ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Shannon Gabriel took two wickets in seven balls and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo added two more as West Indies bowlers were made to work hard against England on the third day of the second Test match. Gabriel bowled quickly and took 2-60 while Bishoo had 2-124.

Antigua Sailing Week: Under starter's orders

April 24, 2015
Antigua Sailing Week: Under starter's orders ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The 45th edition of Antigua Sailing Week will open for registration on Friday, April 24. Antigua Sailing Week is the longest running and most famous regatta in the Caribbean and this year the number of entries has eclipsed recent years with 121 entries.  Antigua Sailing Week is...

Puerto Rico international regatta celebrates tenth anniversary

April 24, 2015
Puerto Rico international regatta celebrates tenth anniversary SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- One of Puerto Rico’s oldest regattas, the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta (PRHIR) returns for the tenth time to The Yacht Club at Palmas del Mar, Humacao, on Memorial Day weekend, May 22 to 25. The event, organized by Heineken, the Dutch premium beer...

Bishoo and Gabriel in record last wicket stand for West Indies

April 23, 2015
Bishoo and Gabriel in record last wicket stand for West Indies ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel added a record last wicket stand as West Indies posted a respectable score on the second day of the second Test match at the Grenada National Stadium, on Wednesday. The pair came together with the home side on 247-9.

West Indies recover to188-5 on opening day of second Test against England in Grenada

April 22, 2015
West Indies recover to188-5 on opening day of second Test against England in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Marlon Samuels made a well-constructed 94 not out as West Indies staged a recovery on a rain-hit opening day of the second Test match against England at the Grenada National Stadium. The experienced right-hander has so far batted for four hours.

Bushy Park Barbados launches Karting Experience

April 22, 2015
Bushy Park Barbados launches Karting Experience BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Bushy Park Barbados welcomed the first participants for its new Karting Experience at the weekend, as part of an ongoing programme to develop an ever-broader range of circuit activities on offer to regular competitors, the wider community and visitors to the island.

Grenada gears up for second Test between West Indies and England

April 21, 2015
Grenada gears up for second Test between West Indies and England ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada Tourism Authority welcomed the West Indies and England cricket teams on Saturday at the Maurice Bishop International Airport. The two teams will play the second test match of England’s tour of the West Indies at the Grenada National Stadium.

Newport to Bermuda sailing speed record shattered

April 21, 2015
Newport to Bermuda sailing speed record shattered HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Renaud Laplanche, co-skipper Ryan Breymaier and the crew of the 105’ trimaran Lending Club 2 on Monday established a new world sailing speed record for the 635-nautical mile course from Castle Hill Lighthouse, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Kitchen Shoal Beacon in Bermuda.

Jamaica's Panton wins Barbados Rally Club Shakedown Stages

April 21, 2015
Jamaica's Panton wins Barbados Rally Club Shakedown Stages BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Jamaica’s Jeff Panton and Mike Fennell Jnr laid down a marker for next month’s LIME King of the Hill and Sol Rally Barbados, with victory in Sunday’s Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Shakedown Stages. In the Rubis / Total / Sandals Barbados Ford Focus WRC06...

West Indies name squad for second Test against England in Grenada

April 20, 2015
West Indies name squad for second Test against England in Grenada ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced a 14-member squad on Saturday for the second Test against England, starting on Tuesday at the Grenada National Stadium. Commenting, head coach Phil Simmons said he was pleased with the fight-back on the final day...

Cayman Islands football youth cup attracts professional U15 teams

April 20, 2015
Cayman Islands football youth cup attracts professional U15 teams GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman -- The second annual Under 15 Cayman Airways Invitational Youth Cup will take place in the Cayman islands from Tuesday May 5 to Sunday May 10, 2015 and will feature eight local and international football teams. The upcoming tournament will host Ipswich Town...

West Indies draw first Test against England

April 18, 2015
West Indies draw first Test against England NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- Jason Holder struck a superb maiden first-class and Test century to guide West Indies to a hard-fought draw in the first Test against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday. The 23-year-old six-footer played a match-saving innings under great pressure.

CONCACAF celebrates 30th ordinary congress

April 18, 2015
CONCACAF celebrates 30th ordinary congress NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) on Friday celebrated its 30th Ordinary Congress and 21st Extra-Ordinary Congress in The Bahamas, confirming president Jeffrey Webb to a second term in office.

WICB to meet with CARICOM on Monday

April 18, 2015
WICB to meet with CARICOM on Monday ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has welcomed its meeting with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Committee on Cricket Governance this coming Monday in Grenada. All 18 directors of the WICB, including president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and...

Antigua Sailing Week announces new sponsor

April 18, 2015
Antigua Sailing Week announces new sponsor ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua Sailing Week has announced Yida International Investment Group (representing the Antigua Special Economic Zone) as a development sponsor and sponsor of the Final Race Day of Antigua Sailing Week. The Chinese international investment conglomerate...

West Indies need 340 runs to win in final day of first Test against England

April 17, 2015
West Indies need 340 runs to win in final day of first Test against England NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- West Indies will enter the final day of the first Test match against England needing 340 runs to win with eight second innings wickets in hand. The home side ended the fourth day on 98-2 – after being set a victory target of 438 when England declared their second innings at 333-7.

Antigua-Barbuda PM promotes West Indies cricket

April 17, 2015
Antigua-Barbuda PM promotes West Indies cricket NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne took time out on Wednesday, following his weekly Cabinet meeting, to join the local and international radio and television commentary of the first Test between England and the West Indies being played at the...

Super-special finale for Sol Rally Barbados

April 17, 2015
Super-special finale for Sol Rally Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Sol Rally Barbados 2015 (May 29-31), which marks the 25th Anniversary of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event, will finish with a spectacular side-by-side SuperSpecial on the unique Race Of Champions parallel track at Bushy Park. This, along with a change...

West Indies made to toil in first Test against England

April 15, 2015
West Indies made to toil in first Test against England NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- West Indies took three wickets in early stages of play but were made to toil in the in the afternoon and evening sessions on the opening day of the first Test match on Monday in Antigua. England were reduced to 34 runs for three wickets in the 17th over but recovered...

Holmberg to defend title in Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at Antigua Sailing Week

April 15, 2015
Holmberg to defend title in Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge will be returning to this year's Antigua Sailing Week lay day events on Pigeon Beach on Wednesday, April 29. Olympic medallist and America's Cup winner Peter Holmberg was last year's Challenge winner and he will be returning to Antigua...

BVI Spring Regatta and St Thomas International Regatta to host VX One Caribbean Cup in 2016

April 14, 2015
BVI Spring Regatta and St Thomas International Regatta to host VX One Caribbean Cup in 2016 TORTOLA, BVI -- In a joint statement, the St Thomas International Regatta and BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival announced their partnership with VX One to host the first VX One Caribbean Cup in 2016. Already plans are underway for 2016 just as the events wrap a successful 2015.

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