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Managing Director of Viking Explorers, Oliver Solanas Heinrichs says: “With 22 boats registered, the 5th edition of Viking Explorers Rally welcomes crews from New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, UK, Italy, Sweden and France, among others. The smallest boat is a 9.15 metre Albin Ballad, SY/Havanna, from Sweden and an 18.5 metre Fountaine Pajot, SY/Eleuthera, from New […]

Budget Marine supports 2nd National Championship Regatta hosted by Trinidad & Tobago Powerboat Association

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After the past difficult year, during which most watersport and other social events were cancelled due to Covid-19, including Trinidad’s famous carnival, it was a pleasure to see 12 boats throttle up and take to the water to battle it out.  Jointly sponsored by BUDGET MARINE TRINIDAD and MOBIL LUBRICANTS, this 2nd National Championship Regattawas part […]

Kant’i Awa Bonaire Regatta

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Kant’i Awa Snack is a small bar with a million dollar view on Bonaire’s waterfront next door to the old Regatta house.  The owner Gaston Chirino recalls the old days when the Regatta was about sailing and the community. The ambiance along the shore and in the water was the focus.  But in recent years, that community inspired […]

Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta

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19 boats took to the water out of Jolly Harbour on Saturday 15th February for the first four races on of the Valentine’s Regatta, sponsored by Absolute Properties, Budget Marine, North Sails and Seahawk Premium Yacht Finishes and kindly supported by Jolly Harbour Marina. We were delighted to have some Jolly Harbour Yacht Club regulars, as […]

K1 Britannia Foundation launches Spirit of St. Maarten

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PHILIPSBURG – On Thursday, K1 Britannia Foundation, a local non-profit organization, launched an initiative called “Spirit of St. Maarten”. The Spirit of St. Maarten is a flagship for the youth and other charitable causes, a long-term solution for sustaining projects, through partnership with the maritime and tourism industry to offer day-cruises, night cruises, and charters […]

Veteran Antiguan Sailor Karl James Awarded MBE

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Antiguan Karl James has made the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and has been awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to sailing and national development. The MBE is one of five classes of appointment to the Order of The British Empire. Karl James is a sailor, sailing instructor and […]

High Tide wins Budget Marine High Tide Series 2019

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The 19th of December saw the first race of the Budget Marine High Tide Series organized by the Antigua Yacht Club. The series is run over the Christmas period with the first race on a Thursday, two races on the Sunday before Christmas, and the final, longer two races on the 26th December aka Boxing […]

Bonaire Waterfront Events 2019

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The winds and the seas cooperated to complete the Budget Marine Waterfront event days, which were scheduled for November 15th along with the triathlon.  The sailing and fishing portions of the event were postponed to December due to lack of wind.  On Sunday the 15th of December, 8 sunfish, 3 Optimists and 2 Catamarans had […]