Pippa’s 2019 RORC 600 all female crew is building!

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  It is great that our crew for the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 is continuing to build with our latest recruit Renate joining our “Sailor of the Year 2017” nominee Pippa the “Skippa” In addition to Renate, Pippa will be … Continued

Our Chief Instructor Pippa featured in All At Sea magazine.

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  Affectionately known as “Pippa the Skippa”, Miramar Sailing’s Chief Instructor is featured in the November 2018 edition of the Caribbean All At Sea magazine. This is a well deserved acknowledgement of her contribution to sailing in our region. The … Continued

Is the World listening at last?

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At Miramar Sailing we are passionate about two causes. The world’s oceans, and the pollution they suffer at the hands of some large corporations and anyone else who is too lazy to care, and the need to educate and empower … Continued

Fantastic News for the Future of Caribbean Skippers

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The Antigua & Barbuda Department of Marine Services (ADOMS) have announced they will accept RYA Yachtmaster (Sail) Scheme qualifications as qualifying certificates for the issue of Boatmaster Licences as laid down in the IMO Caribbean Small Commercial Vessel (SCV) Code … Continued

The Birth of Miramar Sailing!

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Read “Sailing from the Ashes” for an insight into how Miramar Sailing was born.   Brian and Pippa have been inspired by, and are passionate about, Sailing! One of the few remaining bastions of freedom, fun, self determination, and pleasure! … Continued

HUGE Congratulations to Martin & Ashley!

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What a fabulous 17 weeks our latest Yachtmaster Xpress students have had!   Starting their intensive training programme on January 6th this year as novice Competent Crew, this ambitious couple have trained and sailed for well over 2,500 miles up … Continued

Fast Track Yachtmaster Xpress Revamped

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Our YACHTMASTER XPRESS programme offers an unprecedented combination of new skills learning, a high level RYA/MCA qualification, plus a Caribbean sailing and touring adventure that would cost a fortune if you chartered your own skippered yacht. This program is offered … Continued

RYA Sailing Courses at 10% DISCOUNT.

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Tel: +1 (268) 721 3456   RYA Yachtmaster (Sail) Scheme training courses available in the next few weeks at discounted prices. Sunday April 22nd – 5 day Yachtmaster Preparation with 2 day Exam. Normally US$1,545 NOW US$1,390.   Sunday April … Continued

FANTASTIC Antigua Sailing Week 2018 Charter Opportunity!

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Tel: +1 (268) 721 3456   The Volvo 60 Challenger is ready to compete in the 2018 Antigua Sailing Week. We need to build a competitive crew so are now offering crew spots at the incredibly reasonable rate of US$1,900 … Continued

Hey Girls! Get On Board for the 2018 RORC 600

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Our “Sailor of the Year” nominee for the Sailing Today 2017 Awards, Pippa Turton (Pippa the “Skippa”), is once again skippering our yacht Phoenix in the 2018 RORC Caribbean C600 This time she is aiming for an all female crew … Continued

Opportunity for FEMALE Yachtmaster Instructor in the Caribbean

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GirlsGoSailing.com is a recent development of Miramar Sailing. We are seeking a female RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Instructor to join our team between October 2017 and May 2018. The successful applicant will be working alongside our Chief Instructor, Pippa, to deliver RYA … Continued

Baking Bread on Board

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We have never seen this before! Rob Anderson who is currently a Yachtmaster “Xpress” student with the school has been baking bread on board “Miramar” this week. He started out with Ciabatta, moved on to Baps, all of which were … Continued

RORC Caribbean 600 Deals

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We are now counting the days before the start of the world class RORC Caribbean 600 Offshore Race that starts in Antigua on Monday, February 20th. At least 600nm will be raced around 11 of the Leeward Islands with well … Continued

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) 2016

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The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers is a world famous trans Atlantic sailing opportunity known for it’s “Cruise in Company” concept. Over 200 yachts depart from Gran Canaria on November 20th heading for Rodney Bay in St. Lucia in the Caribbean. … Continued

Fast Track Yachtmaster Offshore Package

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Miramar Sailing School’s Yachtmaster “Xpress” Package is probably the most comprehensive RYA/MCA Yachtmaster training programme available. From January 2nd 2017 for 17 weeks. This package contains: STCW 10 – essential for those with ambitions in the Super Yacht industry. This … Continued

Want to Learn to Sail?

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Let’s start with a few terms for parts of the boat. It will make the learning process easier. A. The Hull – this is the ‘body’ of the boat. B. The Deck – the ‘floor’ surface that you walk on. … Continued

Where in the World am I?

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Latitude and Longitude Explained We are at 17° 04′ North and 061° 53′ West. Where are you? Latitude & Longitude are reference grids used to identify specific points on Earth – they are used so we can see exactly where … Continued

Antigua Calling North America!

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Miramar Sailing School of Jolly Harbour, Antigua would like to reach out to our United States and Canadian neighbours by inviting you to come and learn to sail, or develop your sailing skills and experience, at our Royal Yachting Association … Continued

Miramar Sailing Trophy Winners Antigua Sailing Week 2016

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Our congratulations go to the VO 60 “Ambersail” and her skipper & crew for winning the Miramar Trophy in CSA 1 – Ocean Class. This is a new class for Antigua Sailing Week and we are hoping to promote it … Continued

Antigua Sailing Week announces new “Ocean” Class for the Miramar Sailing Trophy

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Miramar Sailing is delighted to announce that this new racing class will be introduced in the 2016 edition of Antigua Sailing Week We have been working closely with our Race Charter Associate Spartan Racing who run the Whitbread 60 “Challenger” … Continued

Antigua Sailing Week – not long now!

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Our racing crews are getting excited and ready to rock and roll from Thursday, April 21st, when training begins for this gem of a Caribbean Regatta. There are still some fantastic opportunities to join them! Volvo Ocean 70 – “Green … Continued

Antigua Sailing Week 2016 – Whitbread 60 “Challenger” – Unbeatable Late Offer!

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Our Race Charter Associate, “Challenger”, the Whitbread 60 Round the World Race Yacht is available, due to a cancellation, at the incredibly good value single berth rate of US$1,750!! The single berth charter package includes: Legendary skipper Chris Stanmore-Major with … Continued

Yachtmaster “Xpress” course 2017

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New! Improved! Awesome! Following 3 years of thoughtful and steady development of our Yachtmaster “Xpress” fast track Yachtmaster course, Miramar Sailing believes we have evolved the package into the Ultimate Caribbean Sailing Experience. In 2017 we are offering 2 courses … Continued

Miramar Sailing meets Team Wadadli

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This picture shows the moment when Pippa, the Miramar Sailing School Chief Instructor made VHF contact with the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge rowers “Team Wadadli” representing Antigua for the first time in this event. Having spent the previous night anchored … Continued

Race 4 Dodger

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Donate for Dodger DODGER REILLY Dodger Reilly is two years old and suffers from medulloblastoma cancer. He has already had several procedures including a tumour removed from his brain; he has a long road ahead of him and is going … Continued

Sint Maarten Yacht Club sponsor the NARC

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Sint Maarten Yacht Club, long term organisers of the famous Heineken Regatta, have announced they are to sponsor the NARC (the North American Rally to the Caribbean). 2015 heralds  the 16th running of this event that will bring yachts south … Continued

Instructor exam success!

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Miramar Sailing School Instructor, Ian Grant, recently returned to the UK to undertake his Yachtmaster Instructor Training. We are delighted to announce that he passed the exam and has successfully graduated from RYA Cruising Instructor to RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, this … Continued

Miramar Sailing sponsoring at Antigua Sailing Week

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Miramar Sailing were proud to sponsor a new and unique trophy at Antigua Sailing Week, for “Race Charter Yachts over 18 metres”. The 2015 winner of the Miramar Sailing trophy was Starry Night of the Caribbean. Many congratulations to all … Continued

Gala prizegiving marks end of successful 79th anniversary regatta

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The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, incorporating three days of coastal racing and the Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race concluded last night at a sumptuous, Mount Gay Rum-fuelled prizegiving dinner and party. The final 300-mile Ocean Race to Antigua … Continued