Tag Archives: sailing

  1. Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey lauded the BTMI for facilitating the rally of a lifetime

    Today is the final in a series covering the saga of Unsung Heroes at the Barbados Port Incorporated and the BTMI, this was recalled largely by Bajan Reporter having an Exclusive Interview with Steve Porter, co-founder of PPC Yacht Concierge who gave an idea of the kind of profile most of the competitors undertaking the […]

    December 30, 2021Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  2. 2024 will see the return to Barbados of the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey

    “What makes this really special is that, as part of the official events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation, we are connecting like-minded people who will share together the experience of a lifetime. We cannot wait to embark on this fantastic journey with everyone involved,” says Xavier Desmarest, co-founder of Grand Large Yachting.

    December 29, 2021Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  3. Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 2021 enjoyed Barbados as a destination!

    Grand Large Yachting and famous sailor Jimmy Cornell – initiator of the event – the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500 commemorates the 500th anniversary of the first round-the-world voyage by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano between 1519 and 1522.

    December 28, 2021Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  4. Barbados Port makes Sure Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 2021 is smooth sailing!

    In an exclusive interview with the Bajan Reporter, Steve Porter, co-founder of PPC Yacht Concierge praised the Barbados Port Incorporated and the BTMI for making competitors from the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey ave a breeze when docking here…

    December 27, 2021Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  5. Canoe Points to National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    In advance of the 20th anniversary of those killed in the 9/11 attacks, Don Victor Mooney, President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project has written to National September 11 Memorial & Museum seeking their consent to include a canoe used to honor the heroes and victims of September 11 for permanent exhibition. The canoe was used […]

    September 9, 2021SailingNo comments
  6. The Barbados Olympic Association Supports Rower Philip Als

    The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) is pleased to support rower Philip Als in his quest to create history yet again. The 65-year-old Barbadian rower was the first black person to row an ocean and the first from the Caribbean as part of a two-man team to row the 3,000 nautical mile journey across the […]

    July 22, 2021SailingNo comments
  7. Royal Navy Task Group in Caribbean for the Hurricane Season

    The Royal Navy has formed a task force in the Caribbean to provide immediate assistance to the region throughout the 2021 Hurricane Season. RFA Wave Knight has now joined the patrol ship HMS Medway to significantly enhance the assistance available in the event of a natural disaster. The two ships arrive in Barbados on 25 […]

    June 29, 2021EventsNo comments
  8. BDF Barbados Coast Guard Search and Rescue – P53 ‘NICANNO’

    The Barbados Coast Guard (BCG) conducted a successful search and rescue (SAR) for two Barbadian fishermen onboard fishing vessel P53 “NICANNO“. P53 NICANNO was successfully towed to the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex.

    June 21, 2021EventsNo comments
  9. JOINT RELIEF EFFORTS FOR ST VINCENT: UK Government Joins Relief Support Effort

    The Barbados Defence Force recently partnered with the Government of the United Kingdom to continue relief effort to St Vincent and Grenadines in the the aftermath of the La Soufrière volcano eruption. Over one-hundred and thirty-five (135) pallets of humanitarian relief supplies, packed by the BDF Relief Supplies Unit, departed Barbados to St Vincent via […]

    June 17, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy alerts to Change of Opening Hours at All Markets for Easter

    All fish markets across Barbados will open from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm from Wednesday 31st March. This is due to the emergency directives now allowing for persons to leave home at 5:00 am, however all Markets will follow Emergency Directive No 7 and remain shut all day on Good Friday 2nd April and Easter […]

    March 30, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Please note under the current COVID directives, ALL watercraft operations – including private charters and pleasure cruises – are not currently permitted. Persons are therefore reminded that they should not be operating any of these vessels at sea until further notice. Any person currently engaging in this practice is in breach of the current COVID-19 […]

    March 16, 2021HealthNo comments
  12. Quarantine breach case goes to Cayman Islands’ DPP

    Cayman Islands Police issued a file on a quarantine breach to their Director of Public Prosecution to determine if a prosecution will go ahead. Following contact tracing, six people, including the traveller, who has been named as Skylar Mack, are currently in mandatory quarantine, public health officials said in a press release issued Wednesday. Public […]

    December 8, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  13. No bail for man accused of guard’s murder on the Dreamchaser

    A 27 year old male from Vauxhall faces murder charges in relation to the death of a security guard on board the MV Dreamchaser, he’s now been remanded after making an appearance at the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court earlier today. Romell Akeem Cummins from that Christ Church district, wasn’t required to plead Dave Archer’s death […]

    June 18, 2019Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Bail granted for GEL trio over 267 Lb Marijuana find

    After Monday’s drug bust at the Bridgetown Port where Police initially claimed it was $3 million worth of a vegetative substance, two directors in Goddard Enterprises Limited were each released today on $400,000 bail with two sureties. They are 56-year-old Christopher Glenn Rogers, of #27 York Road, Navy Gardens, Christ Church, and 62-year-old Arthur Charles […]

    July 27, 2018Breaking News, Featured, SailingNo comments

    Goddard Enterprises Limited has become aware of a situation involving its vessel, two of its directors and a staff member, who have been detained by the Police. In the interim, Deputy Chairman, William Putnam, will act as Chairman of the Company. The Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Ali, is currently away on Company business. In a […]

    July 25, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  16. “One-design racing returns to Barbados Sailing Week J/24 fleet springs into action as Coastal Series concludes” by Sue Pelling

    The hugely competitive local J/24 fleet enjoyed the first of its brand-new two-day race series. Today was also the final day of the Coastal Series writes Sue Pelling. Gregory Webster and team on the 1981-built Phoenix started the day on a good note with an impressive bit of sailing off the line with a port […]

    January 20, 2018SailingNo comments
  17. ‘Barbados Sailing Week – Name change for leading Caribbean regatta’ by Sue Pelling

    The Caribbean race season’s opening regatta is now to be known as Barbados Sailing Week, which replaces its former title – the Mount Gay Round Barbados Series writes Sue Pelling. As well as the opening three-day Coastal Series, which offers spectacular racing along the island’s stunning white-beach coastline, and the concluding Ocean Passage Race from Barbados to […]

    January 4, 2018SailingNo comments
  18. Logos Hope ready to drop anchor at Flour Mill

    The anticipation of 8 years has been worth it for many Barbadians, but the latest chapter in OM vessels’ book-ships will arrive in 8 days time and be open to Barbadians by the Flour Mill. broke the item since April and just liaised with young project coordinators at the media conference room of the […]

    November 6, 2017Books, FeaturedNo comments
  19. “Fisherfolk Helping their own in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria” By Daphne Ewing-Chow

    The Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO) just sent six local fishing boats, fuelled by the Food and Agricultural Organization and manned by local fishermen, with hundreds of boxes of food, equipment and supplies, including 720 boxes of medical supplies from Global Medic, to support the ailing fishing sector, its workers and the people […]

    October 29, 2017Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series ready to rumble Dates set for Caribbean season opener

    As the European summer regatta circuit begins to draw to a close, the Caribbean vibe in Barbados is beginning to rumble with plans already in place for the annual Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series – 16-24 January 2018. Other than three days of coastal racing, one of the main draws is the headline event […]

    August 25, 2017Featured, SailingNo comments
  21. Is A Esso Summer (SOL Petroleum) – Grand Prize of an Uber Soca Cruise for 4!

    #IssaEssoSummer #EssoBarbados Follow us on Instagram @issaessosummer

    July 29, 2017Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. Christian book ship aiming for Barbadian shores just before Christmas

    After a near decade hiatus, the Christian book ship Logos Hope appears to be heading for Barbados shortly before Christmas. The Logos Hope is part of the OM Ships International and according to their most recent newsletter; the tentative itinerary for Bridgetown is slated from the second week of November. Many parents and teachers ply […]

    April 17, 2017BooksNo comments
  23. Mount Gay Round Barbados Series officially underway – Fleet prepares for opening race (by Sue Pelling)

    The Skippers’ Briefing held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort last night marked the official opening of the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Series. The warmth of the welcome from the organisers – Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, and Mount Gay – is one of the key reasons why the Mount Gay […]

    January 17, 2017SailingNo comments
  24. Equatoguinean culminates tribute to the founder of UAE in NYC

    Victor Mooney, a national of Equatorial Guinea, delivered his rowing uniform, Holy Quran, Ghutra, African belt and other gear to United Arab Emirates (UAE) New York City Consulate as a final tribute to His Highness, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – may God rest his soul in peace – Ruler of Abu Dhabi and […]

    November 27, 2016SailingNo comments
  25. Bajan completes 10th Clipper Round the World Race

    Barbados will soon resume competitive sailing overseas in a huge way, hearkening back to the days of yore when this country was the finishing post for the Trans-Atlantic race which began in the Azores. The Harris Paints Chairman was on hand to celebrate the nautical exploits of his nephew who just completed a sailing race […]

    October 20, 2016Featured, SailingNo comments