Carrack Jones sets World Record

Fourteen-year-old Antiguan Carrack Jones has broken the record for the longest distance sailed in an Optimist sailboat. He sailed from the Antigua Yacht Club in Falmouth Harbour to Philipsburg in St Maarten, a distance of 100 nautical miles. Carrack originally planned to depart on Tuesday, November 21 but with a lack of wind his trip […]


by Niels Lund Launching your boat is a greatly anticipated event that is often approached with trepidation. During more than 20 years owning and sailing a boat in the Caribbean I worked in marine services and yard management, so offer these pointers to mitigate any issues that might arise. Launch Date When making your boatyard […]


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Team Antigua Island Girls completed their challenge!

With an extraordinary performance of courage and determination, Team Antigua Island Girls, an all-female rowing team from Antigua and Barbuda, has achieved another memorable victory by rowing across the Pacific Ocean. After 41 days and 7 hours they were there! Team Antigua Island Girls’ Christal Clashing, Kevinia Francis and Samara Emmanuel crossed the finish line […]

Budget Marine gives a helping hand with the Sailing Boat for ‘Sailability project’ at Sint Maarten Yacht Club

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club celebrated the arrival of a specially designed sailing boat, designed to take individuals with disabilities on the water. One of the goals of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club is to make sailing available for a broader audience.  Sailing is the perfect sport to experience confidence and freedom on the water, and to improve […]

Team Antigua Island Girls

When Team Antigua Atlantic Rowers arrived home in second place on January 13, 2018, the challenge was issued for an all-female team from Antigua and Barbuda to be next. Several women answered the call. After months of training and preparation, four girls now row the ocean, all carrying the mantle for the country. They are […]