Southwinds Magazine, Catch Me If You Can Regatta

“Catch Me If You Can” Regatta in Nassau – Fast and Fun and Chaos!  A day in the life of a Bahamian Sloop Racing Committee Chairman

“What’s that shotgun doing on the race committee boat?” I wondered. More than a little apprehensive, I calmed my nerves and climbed onto Stafford Armbrister’s power boat.

Armbrister, commodore and race chairman of the “Catch Me If You Can” regatta held in Nassau on February 19th, picked me up at the dock a bit late. He’d stopped by the bank first to pick up the prize money for the winning skippers, and -- as he needed bills in small denominations -- this took a little time.

Let me explain.

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Southwinds Magazine, First Annual Bahamian “Best of the Best” Regatta

First Annual Bahamian “Best of the Best” Regatta – The Best Bahamian Racing Sloops and Skippers sail off in Nassau December 1-4, 2016

I arrived at the “Best of the Best” Regatta by blind luck. At 2 AM on a dark and moonless Saturday morning, November 26, my friend Captain Ken and I left Biscayne Bay, Florida under sail for the Bahamas on his Morgan Out Island 36 sailboat, Slowpoke.

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Southwinds Magazine, 62nd Annual Family Island Regatta, Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas

Continuing the 62-year-old Tradition – the National Family Island Regatta of the Bahamas, April  21-25, 2015

For people growing  up in the  Bahamas  in  the  old days,  sailing  was  not  a pastime but a way of life. On the  outer  islands  and  small cays sailing was the only transportation. Out of this environment, outstanding sailors and boat builders developed.

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CupInfo all about the America's Cup, San Francisco, USA 34th Defense, September 2013 is THE SOURCE for America's Cup News. Here archived in one place are links to all 34th America's Cup racing sailed on San Francisco Bay in 2013. First top photo by Jan Pehrson. This is the America's Cup remembered for foiling 72 foot catamarans flying through the air. All results, rules, boats, facts, live broadcasts, teams, analysis of race data, articles, books -- all found here.

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Southwinds Magazine, America's Cup Update

Team New Zealand dominates challengers. As we enter the final rounds of the Louis Vuitton Cup, continuing through August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) is dominating the field of three America’s Cup challengers.  

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Southwinds Magazine, What’s up with the America’s Cup ?

The 34th America’s Cup is not your grandfather’s yacht race. The oldest trophy in international sport, the America’s Cup was first contested in 1851 and pre-dates the modern Olympics by 45 years. This year’s format for “The Cup” – the oldest trophy in international sport – departs radically from the past.

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