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SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - The Beach Cat class, reintroduced to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta in 2016, has generated a significant increase in interest for the current edition of the regatta. In order to help accommodate the special requirements of Beach Cat participants, the organizers have put together a variety of packages to help competitors with their Regatta preparations for the 2017 event. Hotel accommodation, boat transport, boat storage and security are amongst the services offered with competitors able to choose to go all-in or start with the basic package.
“Beach Cat racers have the unique situation when it comes to racing in regattas. Once racing is completed they don’t leave their boats out at anchor or tied to a mooring ball.  They bring the boats up onto the beach which poses an issue when it comes to securing the boats overnight. We’ve acknowledged this issue and together with Le Sand Restaurant, Beach & Bar and Le Beach Hotel in Marigot we were able to put together a variety of options for the Beach Cat racers.” explains Regatta Director Michelle van der Werff.
CANARY ISLANDS, Grenada - Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Marten 72, Aragon has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race and also the winner of IRC Zero. Skipper of the Dutch Maxi, Nicolas Lecarpentier collected the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy at a presentation held in Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and back in Holland, Aragon's owners held a private party where the rest of the crew, family and friends watched the presentation via internet connection.

CAY HILL, St. MaartenThe third edition of the High School Soccer Competition 2016 (HSSC 2016) is coming to an end after five weeks of games between Sundial, Vocational, MAC high, St. Dominic High, Milton Peters College, Learning Unlimited and Caribbean International Academy. The last four schools had both a female and a male team participating in the competition. 

The top teams for the male and female categories are St. Dominic and last year’s champion; Milton Peters College (MPC).

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - The 37th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will take place from March 2-5 2017 and promises a “Legendary Night” to close off the final evening. The organizers are proud to announce the Universal chart topping band UB40 has been confirmed as the headline act for the evening of March 5th on Kim Sha Beach. UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will close out the St Maarten Heineken Regatta’s 4 days of professional sailing and 4 nights of amazing music festivities. Organizers expect a large turnout for this distinguished band, who will bring to the stage tunes that are sure to bring back memories.

  1. UB40 was founded in 1979 and enjoyed an incredibly successful run of hits through 2008. Ali, Astro and Mickey were all founding members of the renowned band and after briefly going their separate ways they reunited in 2013 to bring back the authentic sounds of UB40 to their fans. The cover of Neil Diamond’s Red Red Wineand Elvis’(I can’t help) Falling in Love With You sent them to the top of the charts back in the 80’s and escalated them into household names across the globe.

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - Under sunny skies and perfectly manicured fairways, 72 golfers wearing Santa hats and dressed in colorful Santa outfits, took over Mullet Bay Golf Course on Saturday while participating in the 2016 annual Santa Scramble.

This Santa Scramble tournament is organized by the St. Maarten Golf Association and was again a tremendous success. This year the event was enjoyed by 18 teams of four players each.

After a fierce battle and lots of fun the winner of this year’s Santa Scramble was the team of

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - The INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded program to strengthen regional partnerships, will be officially launched in St. Lucia on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
 
In addition to boosting the economic competitiveness of the region's countries, the INTERREG V Caribbean program will also respond to environmental challenges and health issues, while promoting the joint cultural heritage of the region. The program focuses on priority areas such employment and innovation, natural hazards, the cultural environment, public health and renewable energy.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On December 7th and 8th SXM BJJ conducted the largest graduation ceremonies to date. World renowned martial artist Rolles Gracie flew in from New York City to commemorate the occasions. Rolles Gracie is the son of the legendary Rolls Gracie and grandson of the creator of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grandmaster Carlos Gracie Sr.

A total of 8 new adult blue belts were awarded by head instructor Melissa Bardfield on December 7th. New blue belts include celebrity bartender Paul Peterson, Erion Peterson, Harmony Biddle-Chadwick, Ladislas Drzyzdzinski, Julien Dumon and identical twin brothers Raphael and Baptiste Lagrange. Every new blue belt had been practicing for a minimum of two years.

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - This weekend marked the thirteenth year of one of the most anticipated season opening events of the sailing season at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, the Course de L’ Alliance Regatta. It’s a three day event which encompasses the three neighboring islands, Sint Maarten, St. Barths and Anguilla and was the inaugural year of sponsorship by Bobby’s Marina as the title sponsor.

Beginning on Friday outside the bridge, the sixteen-strong fleet raced in lumpy seas and medium winds to St. Barths where they enjoyed a beachfront dinner at the St. Barths Yacht Club and daily prize giving.

Saturday’s race to Sandy Ground, Anguilla was described as with sunny skies, great surfing conditions and lightening winds on a mostly downwind course.  Competitors struggled with the choice of sailing on either side of Tintamarre, which made for an exciting and game-changing decision. Prize giving that evening was held at Roy’s Bar & Restaurant on the beach in Sandy Ground Anguilla, where race teams dined and then took advantage of the Anguillan nightlife.

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - Over the last weekend of November 24 avid golfers split up in 6 teams headed out to a softly moon lit Mullet Bay Golf Course to show off their skills in the dark.

Geared up with glowing golf balls and a pair of flashlights each team was trying to score as low as possible. After a fierce battle, lost balls and near hits the surprising winner of this year’s Moonlight Scramble was ‘The Ghost Team’ consisting of Mark Hanauer, Marius Arrondell, Trevor DaCosta and a lost Halloween Ghost who ended the 9 holes stroke play event with a total score of 34 net.

With a combined gross handicap of 83 ‘The Ghost Team’ was on a mission to prove that you don’t need to be a pro to have fun playing golf or to win a tournament.

MARIGOT, Saint Martin - Sunday, December 4, 2016 Six athletes from the Avenir Sportif Club of Saint-Martin made the trip to Guadeloupe to participate in the cross-country championship in Nogent Sainte Rose, accompanied by their coaches Patrick trival and Xavier Douglas.

It is the conquering spirit that Anthony Seguin took the start of the course of 4320m concocted for the cadets, and that he assumes the title of Vice Champion of Guadeloupe on the distance in 17'17 ".

TSCHIRHART Romane takes the 3rd place younger category in buckling the 3850m in 17'41 ". Félicia PAINES in the senior category also climbs the third step of the podium in 27'39 "on 5860m.

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