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Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 4

April 30, 2016
Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 4 ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Antigua Sailing Week burst back into action after Presidente Lay Day with some terrific rock and roll action off the South Coast of Antigua on the Peters & May Race Day 4. The trade winds were back with 16 knots from the south-east, piping up to full-on foam up in 20 knot...

Escort epidemic strikes Sol Rally Barbados

April 30, 2016
Escort epidemic strikes Sol Rally Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Geest Line freighter Benguela Stream set sail from Portsmouth on the English south coast late on Tuesday (April 26) after two nights in port exchanging fruit and other produce from around the Caribbean for a record shipment of 32 rally cars bound for...

Leaders emerge at Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 3

April 28, 2016
Leaders emerge at Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 3 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The CSA Racing division enjoyed spectacular windward leeward courses on the south coast of Antigua for the third day of Antigua Sailing Week. The rush to gain the upwind advantage from lifting pressure along the rocky shoreline caused some spectacular...

Lewis Hamilton plans 'a brilliant day out' at Barbados Festival of Speed

April 28, 2016
Lewis Hamilton plans 'a brilliant day out' at Barbados Festival of Speed BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton is looking forward to “a brilliant day out” at the inaugural Barbados Festival of Speed at Bushy Park on Sunday, May 8. He will be a busy man as he takes on challenges from former British Superbike Champion...

Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 2

April 27, 2016
Antigua Sailing Week: Race Day 2 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua is without doubt one of the best sailing locations in the world and over 1,000 sailors from 20 countries enjoyed a racing sunsplash on the second day of Antigua Sailing Week. Stormy weather east of Bermuda has sucked some of the power out of the trade winds.

Fabulous start for 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week

April 25, 2016
Fabulous start for 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- There were near perfect conditions for the two stand-alone long distance races prior to Antigua Sailing Week. Following the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, a record fleet of 42 yachts took part in the Round Antigua Race and it turned out to be a race that one young...

New challenges for crews in Sol Rally Barbados

April 25, 2016
New challenges for crews in Sol Rally Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Sol Rally Barbados 2016 will return to Bushy Park in St Philip and repeat last year’s hugely-successful Friday evening start, with two special stages on the unique Race of Champions parallel track. With only two of seven stage venues being used exactly as...

Following Olympics drama, Trinidad and Tobago fans lobby for Gymnastics Board to resign

April 23, 2016
Following Olympics drama, Trinidad and Tobago fans lobby for Gymnastics Board to resign PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Local support for Thema Williams, the Trinidadian gymnast who was pulled from the 2016 Rio Olympics Test Event -- ostensibly because of a knee injury -- is stronger than ever, following a contentious move by the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation...

Where are Caribbean footballers now?

April 23, 2016
Where are Caribbean footballers now? LONDON, England -- The Caribbean has had a strong history of producing quality players who have plied their trade in the Premier League. Dwight Yorke is the most notable name to emerge from the region, becoming the most successful player from Trinidad and Tobago by winning the...

WICB issues statement on restructuring

April 22, 2016
WICB issues statement on restructuring ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The board of directors and the executive of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding ongoing discussions about restructuring of West Indies cricket: Restructuring in today’s sporting world simply means choosing...

Professional cricketers regarded as not having a job by Barbados banks

April 22, 2016
Professional cricketers regarded as not having a job by Barbados banks BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Concern has been raised over challenges faced by Barbadian cricketers who have applied to financial institutions for loans. In a recent meeting with minister of sports, Stephen Lashley, the Barbadian members of the Under-19, Men’s and Women’s...

Family reunions at Sol Rally Barbados

April 21, 2016
Family reunions at Sol Rally Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Two families from the British Midlands have a special reason to look forward to Sol Rally Barbados this year. Legendary BMW driver, Worksop & District Motor Club president Martin Stockdale, and fellow club member Hugh Peat will both joined by offspring.

One Trinidadian gymnast's Olympic dream is killed, while another's is born

April 20, 2016
One Trinidadian gymnast's Olympic dream is killed, while another's is born RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The sport of gymnastics, so beautiful to watch, is, sadly, no stranger to ugly goings-on off the floor. That has certainly been the case with Trinidad and Tobago's gymnastics fraternity in the cut-throat lead-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics Test Event, which began...

Season debut is a work in progress, says Grenada's Kirani James

April 19, 2016
Season debut is a work in progress, says Grenada's Kirani James NASSAU, Bahamas -- Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James of Grenada kicked off his 2016 season with a world-leading time at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational Meet at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau on Saturday. James powered his way across the finish...

Puerto Del Rey Marina to host Puerto Rico regatta

April 15, 2016
Puerto Del Rey Marina to host Puerto Rico regatta SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hoist the sails to Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajardo, this year’s host port for the 11th edition of the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta (PRHIR). The PRHIR will be held on June 10-12, in the biggest marina in the Caribbean.  The regatta, organized by Heineken...

Banger champions head for Barbados Festival of Speed

April 12, 2016
Banger champions head for Barbados Festival of Speed BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Sixteen purpose-built Micro Banger race cars left Portsmouth on the English south coast last Tuesday (April 5) on a Geest Line freighter heading for the Caribbean. They will be raced by some of the most successful – and most entertaining – stars of...

2016 Oyster Regatta gets underway in Antigua

April 6, 2016
2016 Oyster Regatta gets underway in Antigua ENGLISH HARBOUR, Antigua -- An impressive fleet of Oyster Yachts, flying the flags of Germany, Ireland, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States of America have gathered in Antigua for the 37th Oyster Regatta. Nelson's Dockyard in English Harbour is the starting...

France and Trinidad win Tri de Spice triathlon in Grenada

April 6, 2016
France and Trinidad win Tri de Spice triathlon in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The 29th Tri de Spice Triathlon was held last Sunday with 240 athletes competing. The main event was the sprint distance, as 60 of the best athletes from Grenada, the region and further afield went head to head for a piece of the US$4,000 prize purse and one...

There are no personal issues between CARICOM and WICB, says Grenada PM

April 5, 2016
There are no personal issues between CARICOM and WICB, says Grenada PM ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime minister of Grenada and chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sub-committee on Cricket Governance, Dr Keith Mitchell, has reiterated that there are no personal issues between regional leaders and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

West Indies achieve extraordinary four-wicket victory over England to win World T20

April 4, 2016
West Indies achieve extraordinary four-wicket victory over England to win World T20 KOLKATA, India -- Carlos Brathwaite calmly belted four astonishing sixes off the first four deliveries of the final over to catapult West Indies to an extraordinary four-wicket victory over England, as the Caribbean made history by sweeping both the men’s and women’s titles at the ICC...

West Indies Women win first-ever global title

April 4, 2016
West Indies Women win first-ever global title KOLKATA, India -- The West Indies Women won their first-ever global title with an impressive eight-wicket victory that denied the Australian Women a fourth successive ICC Women’s World T20 title. Half-centuries from Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning lifted the Aussie Southern Stars...

Drug testing still rare for St Kitts-Nevis national athletes

April 2, 2016
Drug testing still rare for St Kitts-Nevis national athletes BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- As more athletes from St Kitts and Nevis compete in various sports disciplines on the international stage, drug testing at the national level remains rare. The St Kitts Nevis Football Association is one of the local sporting bodies that admits it cannot...

West Indies stun India in ICC World T20 semi-final

April 1, 2016
West Indies stun India in ICC World T20 semi-final MUMBAI, India -- Lendl Simmons played the innings of his life as West Indies stunned India to win their ICC World T20 semi-final on Thursday night at the Wankhede Stadium. The 31-year-old, in his first match after being called up as a replacement, made a career-best 82 not out.

West Indies Women reach final of Women's World T20 for first time

April 1, 2016
West Indies Women reach final of Women's World T20 for first time MUMBAI, India -- Player-of-the-Match Britney Cooper smashed 61 off 48 balls to lift the West Indies Women to 143 for six, after they were put in to bat in the second semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament against New Zealand Women at the Wankhede Stadium.

Hat-tricks as 2016 Championship launches at Bushy Park in Barbados

April 1, 2016
Hat-tricks as 2016 Championship launches at Bushy Park in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Drivers and bikers claimed race-winning hat-tricks over the Easter weekend as Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) kicked off its 2016 Championship at the Glassesco Valvoline John 'Tiny' Harrison Memorial Race Meet (March 26 and 28) at Bushy Park.

Spectacular day for BVI Sailing Festival - Round Tortola Race

March 31, 2016
Spectacular day for BVI Sailing Festival - Round Tortola Race TORTOLA, BVI -- The BVI Sailing Festival Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup and Nanny Cay Challenge started promptly at 09:30 on Tuesday morning in seas a little rougher than normal due to last week's high winds, and an easterly breeze of 18+ knots. The trimaran Triple Jack...

Parkinson and Parris join Suzuki Challenge winner's row as Wood takes early lead in Barbados

March 30, 2016
Parkinson and Parris join Suzuki Challenge winner's row as Wood takes early lead in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Jason Parkinson and newcomer Arron Parris joined the Suzuki Challenge Series Swift Cup roll of honour at Bushy Park Barbados over the Easter weekend, but Ryan Wood was the star of the show, with two pole positions, three race wins and three fastest laps.

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