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Needles Park up Round the Island Race 2014

Round the Island Race 2014

June 30, 2014 | Posted in Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

RTIR this year was very different to the last 3 years which have been windy, fast races.  With forecasts of sub 5 knots of wind, competitors were expecting a slow ride around the Island.  Northern (skippered by Lucy) and Southern Child (Skippered by Chris) were out together with a Grand Soleil 40 (Skippered by Christian) […]

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RACYC Caribbean 600 Race Diary; A 600nm Match Race

March 21, 2014 | Posted in Racing News, Southern Child

Mon 24 Feb 14. Race Day 1.  Final race brief to crew before departing English Harbour at 1000 hours.  Cleared identity gate boat and then selected start sails and strategy in vicinity of race start line.  IRC 2 start, combined with IRC 3, was the day’s second start, at 1110 hours, Local.  “Southern Child” achieved […]

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Voyage of a Lifetime

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Christmas Caribbean Rally Daily Blogs, Racing News, Southern Child

As the festive season approached, Tony Walker was invited to travel to Lanzarote for the start of the Christmas Caribbean Sailing Rally. As someone almost completely in the dark about matters nautical and yachting in particular, I didn’t really know what to expect when I accepted an invitation to travel to Lanzarote to witness the […]

Grenada Sailing Week

2014 Caribbean Season is Underway

February 15, 2014 | Posted in El Ocaso, Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

Performance Yacht Charter started the Caribbean Season in Grenada with an all female crew on Southern Child.  With 2 days training the girls were ready. 10 races were spread over 4 days with a mixture of windward leeward and coastal courses.  The regatta took us for Port St Louis, to Phare Bleu and Prickly Bay 3 fabulous […]

Antigua Sailing Week 2012

Caribbean Career Break

October 16, 2013 | Posted in El Ocaso, Northern Child, Racing News, Southern Child

Three months of fantastic sailing and yacht racing – recharge, take a break, develop new skills, meet new friends and sail the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Islands. Starting in February, this package is particularly suited to those who are looking for a break from a busy lifestyle, those who are considering a change of direction or looking for a new challenge. […]

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RORC Announce New Transatlantic Race for 2014

October 3, 2013 | Posted in Racing News

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has announced the introduction of a new Transatlantic Race starting in November 2014. The RORC Transatlantic Race will set off from Lanzarote, Canary Islands and finish in the Caribbean, at a destination to be confirmed. The 2,800 nm east to west race will act as a feeder for yachts […]

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Save the Date – St Thomas International Rolex Regatta 2014

October 3, 2013 | Posted in Racing News

The St. Thomas International Regatta is a quality blend of around the islands and “point to point”courses. With starts right off the Club everyone gets back to shore by 1630 each day. The “Rolex” is known for impeccable race committee work, scenic courses and competitive classes using both IRC and CSA rules. Easy Anchorages: Drop a hook […]

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Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2013 on Southern Child

September 30, 2013 | Posted in Racing News, Southern Child

Southern Child – a safe and fast Beneteau First 40 run professionally is available to charter for the ARC to either a team or individuals. She is MCA coded and crewed by a professional Yachtmaster Ocean Skipper. She is fully race prepared and has a complete inventory of safety equipment including life rafts, EPIRB, Satphone […]

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34th St Maarten Heineken Regatta – Entry Open

September 30, 2013 | Posted in Racing News

Join Performance Yacht Charter on one of our race ready performance yachts for the 34th St Maarten Heineken Regatta. The 34th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, taking place 6th – 9th March 2014 and is the largest regatta in the Caribbean calendar. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has a reputation as a must do event major […]