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Yacht Club News - Aug 05

Antigua

The Antigua Yacht Club will be hosting the 17th Annual Caribbean Team Racing Championship on the 15th & 16th October, 2005. Additional information can be found at www.antiguayachtclub.com Contact: (268) 460 1799 or yachtclub@candw.ag

Barbados

The Corner Stone for the new Beach Facility building was laid on June 9 by the BYCís most senior trustee, Derek Davies. The project is to be financed by bonds, starting at $5,000.

The summer sailing season will see a series of sailing camps hosted by the BYC in association with the Barbados Sailing Association. One camp will take place August 8 to 19, with the second August 22 to September 2. For more information contact Peter Douglas on pdouglas@ati.com

The Barbados Yacht Club Commodore is Mr Peter Burke, and the club can be contacted on byc@sunbeach.net

Captain Oliverís Yacht Club

Registration for Novemberís Golden Rock Regatta will take place at Captain Oliverís Yacht Club on November 12.

The regatta will be raced in Open Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Bareboat and Cool Class. The former will use CSA Rating Rule, with the Cool Class using the Oyster Pond Rum Rule.

After a welcoming party on Saturday November 12 at Captain Oliverís Resort, the fleet will gather on Sunday in Great Bay for a Beach BBQ.

On Monday, the fleet will leave at Midnight for the 51-mile pursuit race to St Kitts. On Tuesday, there will be the 36-mile race back from Basseterre to Colombier, St Barths. On Wednesday, the Statia First Salute race will run 30 miles from Colombier to Oranjestad, St Eustatius with further racing around Statia on Thursday 17. The event will wrap up with the De Wilgen Vastgoed Challenge on Friday 18th Ė a 30 mile slog back to Oyster Pond.

Five Dutch teams have already registered to charter for the regatta, and the Island Government of St Eustatius has come in as an official sponsor. Total sponsorship so far for the event is $20,000.

For more information go to www.goldenrockregatta.com, email info@goldenrockregatta.com or call Juul Hermsen on (31) 40 242 8392.

Cuba

Commodore Escrich reports: The Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba greeted the 25th Havana Tourism Fair with a well organized and very colorful nautical parade in which 25 boats participated. In front of important officials from the Cuban Tourism Ministry and scores of tour operators, fishing boats, jet skis, motorboats and the ski team of the Yacht Club paraded. These activities were carried out in the entrance channel of Havana Harbour. Finishing this nautical parade, several sail boats from members of the Club began a race from the entrance of the harbour to Marina Hemingway - a crossing of 9 miles.

The Commodore received congratulations for the excellent organization, beauty and fulfilment of this nautical parade.

Elsewhere, twinning agreements were recently signed between the HIYC and the Sea Horse Anglers Club of Bermuda, Cancun Fishing Club and the Big Game Fishing Club of France.

In other news coming out of the Club, Commodore Escrich recently welcomed the Student Yacht Club of Wroclaw, who arrived aboard the Polish sailing school boat Panorama. The Commodore and the visiting crew discussed plans for further collaboration between the Polish boating community and the Hemingway International Yacht Club.

Finally, the Cuban Federation of Subaquatic Activities was recently founded. The event was presided over by diving champion Deborah Andollo, and is designed to promote diving in Cuban coastal areas.

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