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Golden edition of Antigua Sailing Week

January 27, 2017
Golden edition of Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- This year, Antigua Sailing Week is celebrating its 50th edition. Everybody wants to come to the party and it is not too late to take up the invitation. Eighty-four yachts have already entered and many more are expected to enjoy the memorable occasion. Whilst yachts from...

Magnificent fleet to compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua

January 26, 2017
Magnificent fleet to compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The seventh edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua has attracted a magnificent fleet of yachts in excess of 80 feet to take part in daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. To date, 11 yachts have entered ranging from 82ft to 212ft -- schooners...

Sports Commentary: China could become axis of world football

January 26, 2017
Sports Commentary: China could become axis of world football The president of China has established a clear vision for football in China. That vision provides for China – by 2050 – to be a world football powerhouse. In the interim, by 2020, China plans on opening 20,000 specialist football schools and 70,000 football pitches; and having 30 million to...

Early indicators point to a strong yachting season for Antigua and Barbuda

January 25, 2017
Early indicators point to a strong yachting season for Antigua and Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials and yachting stakeholders are optimistic about the 2017 sailing season, as the destination recognizes the 30th anniversary of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and 50th anniversary of Antigua Sailing Week. And, preparations for...

Horseracing on Nevis is not dead, says club president

January 25, 2017
Horseracing on Nevis is not dead, says club president CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- President of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club, Allister Thompson, is adamant that horseracing on Nevis is not dead. In a brief exchange with the media on Monday, Thompson revealed that there is some ongoing work at the Indian Castle racetrack, as the track itself...

Attention on Antigua and Barbados for regional and international cricket

January 24, 2017
Attention on Antigua and Barbados for regional and international cricket ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The islands of Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados will become the centre of attention over the next six weeks as they get ready to host the Regional Super50 and the three One-Day-Internationals (ODI) – West Indies vs England. This all from January 25 to March 9.

RORC Caribbean 600 to kick off in Antigua next month

January 20, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600 to kick off in Antigua next month ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Next month, more than 70 yachts are expected to take part in the RORC Caribbean 600, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's stunning race around 11 Caribbean islands. American yachts have had a winning streak in this classic offshore race, winning five out of eight...

Girl power in St Lucia: Inspiring social change through football

January 19, 2017
Girl power in St Lucia: Inspiring social change through football CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Sacred Sports Foundation (SSF) in Saint Lucia, is a FIFA-Football for Hope-supported NGO. Girls are part of an initiative spread across the island. A core aspect of the programme is creating a safe space through development and training in appropriate child safeguarding...

West Indies to host Pakistan

January 12, 2017
West Indies to host Pakistan ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Boards have agreed to play three Tests, three One-Day-Internationals and two Twenty20 matches in the Caribbean from Monday, March 27 to Monday, May 15.  The series is scheduled to start in the twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago.

WICB appoints new director of cricket

January 11, 2017
WICB appoints new director of cricket ST JOHN’s, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed James ‘Jimmy’ Adams as its new director of cricket. The former head coach of the Kent County Cricket Club (2012 – 2016) officially took over the position on Tuesday. He has a three-year contract.

West Indies Women to have World Cup preparation camp in England

January 10, 2017
West Indies Women to have World Cup preparation camp in England ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies Women’s team will have a two-week camp in England as part of their preparation for the International Cricket Council’s Women’s World Cup later this year. The Windies are the most improved team in women’s cricket and will look to add the...

WICB appoints new CEO

January 10, 2017
WICB appoints new CEO ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Johnny Grave as its new chief executive officer, following a rigorous recruitment process led by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barbados. Grave joins the organisation with a wealth of experience from both the...

World Cup winners West Indies Under-19s to tour South Africa

January 9, 2017
World Cup winners West Indies Under-19s to tour South Africa ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Under-19 team will have a seven-match tour of South Africa in mid-year as they continue preparation for the International Cricket Council’s Under-19 World Cup. West Indies won their first Under-19 World Cup in February 2016 in Bangladesh, under the....

Aragon wins the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada

December 15, 2016
Aragon wins the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Marten 72, Aragon has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race and also the winner of IRC Zero. Skipper of the Dutch Maxi, Nicolas Lecarpentier collected the RORC Transatlantic Race...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Class40s arrive to a warm welcome

December 14, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Class40s arrive to a warm welcome PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Catherine Pourre's Class40, Eärendil crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina on Monday. Eärendil was nearly a day behind the Class40 winner, Campagne de France. However, Eärendil enjoyed a...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Maverick blasts in

December 12, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Maverick blasts in PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Infiniti 46, Maverick, skippered by Oliver Cotterell, crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada at 06h 52m 09s on Saturday. The British yacht, with radical side foils, is provisionally the winner of IRC Canting Keel.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Campagne de France wins Class40 Division

December 12, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Campagne de France wins Class40 Division PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Campagne de France has taken Line Honours for the first Class40 Division and is the first Two Handed team to complete the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race. Swan 82, Stay Calm and Baltic 112, Path finished within three hours of each other after 2,865nm.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Aragon crosses the finish line

December 10, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Aragon crosses the finish line PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Marten 72, Aragon (NED) crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina at 11h 17m 03s on Friday. After IRC time correction, the Dutch Maxi is leading the race for...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 secures monohull line honours

December 8, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 secures monohull line honours PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Mike Slade's British Maxi, Leopard 3 crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada at 07h 22m 37s GMT on December 7, 2016, taking Monohull Line Honours and winning the International Maxi Association (IMA) Trophy for the 2016 RORC...

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...

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