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STCW UPDATING THIS WEEK WITH ONDECK
November 28th 2017
Ondeck
Ondeck offers MCA approved STCW Updating courses this week: US$525.
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ONDECK NEWSLETTER
November 14th 2017
Ondeck
The latest edition of the newsletter highlights the 2018 Caribbean Regatta Season, Regatta Calendar 2018 - 2022, Training Courses and more.
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ONDECK SUMMER & FALL 2017 COURSE SCHEDULE
June 13th 2017
Ondeck
Check out the schedule of courses on offer from now through to October 2017 with Ondeck.
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SAIL THE ATLANTIC, MEDITERRANEAN & OFFSHORE PASSAGES
May 29th 2017
Ondeck
Join Ondeck on the Fastnet Campaign Sailing Event on July 28th - August 13th aboard Swan 44.
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GET INTO RUGBY PROGRAMME
April 25th 2017
Ondeck
Ondeck is looking to expand a current approved World Rugby programme in Antigua & Barbuda. If you think you can assist with the programme, contact Paul Curzon.
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ONDECK UPCOMING MARITIME COURSES
January 9th 2017
Ondeck
Check out the course schedule at Ondeck over the next few months.
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CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS TO RESUME FLIGHTS TO ANGUILLA
December 8th 2016
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd
The service will operate on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
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CHARTER AND RYA COURSE SCHEDULE
December 2nd 2016
Ondeck
Ondeck is offering RYA courses throughout December along with daily charters and tours.
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SAILING SWEET HOME ANTIGUA ALL SUMMER LONG
May 27th 2016
Ondeck
Ondeck is offering Sailing and Powerboat Training all Summer long. Choose from the full range of leisure and professional courses for complete Beginners to Ocean Yachtmaster.
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ONDECK NEWSLETTER
October 30th 2015
Ondeck
The latest edition of the newsletter highlights RYA, MCA Yachtmaster Power, STCW10 Renewal, MCA Medical First Aid & Care and more.
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NEW SHARED CHARTER SERVICES
June 17th 2015
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd
Starting from Monday June 15th, 2015, Caribbean Helicopters Ltd. are traveling around the Caribbean to St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla.
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ONDECK NEWSLETTER
April 10th 2015
Ondeck
The latest newsletter from Ondeck highlights their available spots left to Chase the Races during Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, over April 16 – 21.
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CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS CALLED “THE BEST EXPERIENCE”
February 18th 2015
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd
A recent visitor raved about her experience on the company's Montserrat volcano tour and the customer service they provided.
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SERVICE TO ST. KITTS & NEVIS
November 15th 2017
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd
Caribbean Helicopters will be offering flights between Antigua and St. Kitts & Nevis from December 2017 through to April 2018.
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RYA TRAINING WITH ONDECK
December 30th 2014
Ondeck
Ondeck successfully passed its RYA inspection last week with renewal of its license to offer shore based theory and practical courses from absolute beginner to Ocean Yachtmaster.
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ONDECK ANTIGUA SUCCESS WITH UK’S MARITIME & COASTGUARD AGENCY
December 12th 2014
Ondeck
This week Ondeck successfully retained its accreditation for the STCW10 Basic Safety Training and received approval for two new courses – PSA (Security Awareness) and PDSD (Security for those with Designated Duties).
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ONDECK NEWSLETTER
November 24th 2014
Ondeck
The Caribbean Regattas are coming soon and Ondeck is inviting you out on their racing fleet to join in the regattas.
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VIDEO: ONDECK'S BOATMASTER TRAINING IN DOMINICA
November 12th 2014
Ondeck
The Ondeck Antigua team recently visited Dominica to help with Boatmaster certification of the local Captains.
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ONDECK NEWSLETTER
September 15th 2014
Ondeck
Summer time is training time – get out with Ondeck for various courses from First Aid to Yachtmasters.
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ONDECK REPORTS BRISK DEMAND FOR ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK
August 29th 2014
Ondeck
Ondeck reports brisk demand for Antigua Sailing Week and has Boatmaster course dates still available.
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TRIP ADVISOR AWARDS CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS
May 29th 2014
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd
Caribbean Helicopters of Antigua recently received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 in recognition of the many positive reviews garnered.
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CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS ADDS FIXED WING AIRCRAFT TO ITS FLEET
May 29th 2014
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd. adds a Piper Navajo Chieftain aircraft to its fleet of helicopters
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ESSENTIAL BOATMASTER COURSES AVAILABLE FROM ONDECK
May 28th 2014
Ondeck
By the end of 2014 it will be a requirement that anyone operating a commercial vessel in Antigua have a Boatmaster license.
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ONDECK RECEIVES TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
May 23rd 2014
Ondeck
Ondeck has received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor!
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TELEGRAPH.CO.UK: SAILING IN ANTIGUA: THE PURSUIT OF A CARIBBEAN DREAM
April 28th 2014
Ondeck
Check out this article on www.telegraph.co.uk by Dave Selby talking about his experience onboard and out on the seas with Ondeck, as well as chasing the races of Antigua Sailing Week 2013.
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ONDECK OFFERS WAYS TO GET CLOSE TO THE RACES
April 17th 2014
Ondeck
Ondeck Ocean Racing is offering seats on their yachts to people who want to get close to the action for the Classic Yachting Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week.
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ONDECK NEWSLETTER
April 10th 2014
Ondeck
Check out the latest news from Ondeck Antigua, including details of their involvement in the next three big regattas, featuring racing and race chasing for Antigua Sailing Week and Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.
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"LEARN TO SAIL IN ANTIGUA" - THE INDEPENDENT
March 19th 2014
Ondeck
Have a read of this fantastic article on www.independent.co.uk by Leslie Woit titled “Learning to Sail in Antigua”, giving an amazing description of her experience learning to sail aboard Ondeck
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WHALES SPOTTED ON ONDECK CHARTER
March 18th 2014
Ondeck
Guests aboard an Ondeck Charter last week were treated to the sight of a couple of Humpback Whales swimming slowly past, outside of Carlisle Bay and Curtain Bluff.
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EXERCISE TURNS INTO A REAL-LIFE RESCUE FOR TRAINEES
March 13th 2014
Ondeck
Ondeck Antigua's sister company in the UK, OMT, performs real life saving mission while training on the same subject in Southampton.
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CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS ADDS HEAVEN & EARTH TOUR
February 21st 2014
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd
Now visitors can see Antigua and the area from the air and then take a land tour for a complete day of activities on the island.
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ANTIGUA GROWS AS HUB FOR MARITIME TRAINING
February 14th 2014
Ondeck
Ondeck reports that Antigua continues to grow as a hub for Maritime Training.
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ONDECK FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
February 14th 2014
Ondeck
Read about the Caribbean regatta season and other news from Ondeck Antigua.
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ONDECK FEATURED IN MARIE CLAIRE
February 7th 2014
Ondeck
Great mention of the Ondeck sailing course
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ONDECK CHARTERS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK
December 2nd 2013
Ondeck
Ondeck still has several charter options available for Antigua Sailing Week 2014.
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RECENT NEWS FROM ONDECK ANTIGUA
November 8th 2013
Ondeck
Ondeck provides an update on its training courses and upcoming events.
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COURSES AT ONDECK
September 18th 2013
Ondeck
Check out the details for Ondeck's latest courses here
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ONDECK PROFESSIONAL CREW TRAINING COURSE
September 1st 2013
Ondeck
Ondeck Antigua offers a six-week professional crew training course from October 21 to November 29.
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BOATMASTER TRAINING COURSES
June 12th 2013
Ondeck
You may be aware of the requirement from ADOMS for all personnel to in charge of small vessels to now obtain a Boatmaster license--Ondeck is now providing relevant courses
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ONDECK LAUNCHES ATLANTIC AND OFFSHORE EVENTS
April 29th 2013
Ondeck
Year round calendar of racing and cruising events available
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"EXHILARATING FUN!"- REVIEW ON TRIPADVISOR
April 10th 2013
Ondeck
Tripadvisor.com allows guests to review where they stayed, dined and what they did on their vacation.
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ONDECK ISSUES ITS FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
February 21st 2013
Ondeck
Ondeck still has individual spaces available for Antigua Sailing Week and other regattas.
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ONDECK OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL
January 8th 2013
Ondeck
Ondeck is ready for another busy Caribbean racing season.
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ONDECK MARITIME TRAINING AND UPCOMING REGATTA PLANS
December 11th 2012
Ondeck
Ondeck continues to develop its maritime training portfolio and plans for upcoming regattas.
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ONDECK PREPARING FOR CARIBBEAN RACING AND TRANSATLANTIC SAILING
October 28th 2012
Ondeck
Ondeck outlines its plans for the season’s Caribbean racing and its 2013 Transatlantic crossing.
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ONDECK UPCOMING COURSE CALENDARS
October 12th 2012
Ondeck
Check out the latest course calendars released for Ondeck.
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SUMMER SEES THE LAUNCH OF ONDECK'S 'GET ANTIGUA SAILING PROGRAMME'
May 14th 2012
Ondeck
Most get excited at the sight of the yachts racing and cruising at the fantastic events around Antigua but many feel its not for them, its too difficult , its too expensive or feel trepidation as they have never done it before.
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ONDECK MARITIME TRAINING
May 14th 2012
Ondeck
The wonderful Antiguan sailing events may have come to an end for the season and English & Falmouth Harbours may be having a little snooze but not at Ondeck.
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ONDECK THANKS LOCAL ANTIGUAN SEARCH & RESCUE TEAMS
May 4th 2012
Ondeck
A collision occurred on day 4 of Antigua Sailing Week between Ondeck's Farr 65, Spirit of Isis and the Oyster 82, Starry Night of the Caribbean.
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ONDECK MARITIME TRAINING ESTABLISHED IN ANTIGUA EXPANDS
February 29th 2012
Ondeck
Subsequent to MCA STCW95 training set up in Antigua, Ondeck is now expanding its training to the UK.
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ONDECK CHARTER AVAILABILITY FOR ALL CARIBBEAN REGATTAS
February 13th 2012
Ondeck
Ondeck still has charter space available for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Antigua Sailing Week and other Caribbean regattas.
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ONDECK HAS LAST-MINUTE AVAILABILITY FOR RORC CARIBBEAN 600
February 13th 2012
Ondeck
Ondeck has a Beneteau First 40 still available for the RORC Caribbean 600 race starting February 20.
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“AWESOME/AMAZING” – CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS
January 17th 2012
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd
Tripadvisor.com allows travelers to review where they stayed, dined, and what they got up to on their vacation. Check out this review a happy guest wrote about Caribbean Helicopters.
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ONDECK TO PARTICIPATE IN AYC ROUND THE ISLAND RACE WITH INDIVIDUAL SPACES AVAILABLE
January 11th 2012
Ondeck
Ondeck has individual spaces available for participation in Antigua Yacht Club�s Round the Island Race to be held January 21.
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VISIT ONDECK AT THE CANARY WHARF ICE RINK
January 8th 2012
Ondeck
Visit Ondeck at the Canary Wharf Ice Rink for a drinks reception with a difference.
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ONDECK OFFERS EXTENSIVE CREW TRAINING
December 14th 2011
Ondeck
Ondeck has MCA STCW 95 and other yacht training courses available beginning in January.
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RYA DAY SKIPPER THEORY - SHOREBASED COURSE
November 5th 2012
Ondeck
The RYA Day Skipper course is an introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and seamanship. You will learn how to figure out tidal heights and streams and how they affect your course.
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LASHINGS XI CRICKET TEAM ENJOYED A SUPERB AFTERNOON ON BOARD ONDECK
November 21st 2011
Ondeck
On Thursday afternoon, Lashings XI Cricket team enjoyed a superb trip on board Ondeck.
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ONDECK TRAINING GOES FULL SPEED AHEAD
October 16th 2011
Ondeck
Ondeck has recently run several training programs and they have already resulted in successful grads!
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ONDECK OFFERS ‘SAIL ‘N SHOW’ AT PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW
September 6th 2011
Ondeck
Ondeck Sailing is offering individual half-day sailing spots on its Farr 65s during the Show to be held from September 16 to 15, 2011.
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2011 CHARLESTON-BERMUDA RACE FINISHES
June 5th 2011
Ondeck
The Awards Ceremony for the Charleston-Bermuda Race took place on Sunday, May 29.
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TUCANA FIRST TO FINISH 2011 CHARLESTON BERMUDA RACE
May 30th 2011
Ondeck
Final results are almost in for the Charleston to Bermuda Race which started in Charleston, SC on May 21, 2011.
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ONDECK STILL HAS SPACE AVAILABLE FOR THE ANTIGUA TO CHARLESTON RACE
April 6th 2011
Ondeck
Ondeck still has space available on one of its Farr 65's or a Shipman 63 for the inaugural Antigua to Charleston Race starting May 5.
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ONDECK RAISES THE BAR IN ANTIGUA FOR SUPERYACHT TRAINING
March 8th 2011
Ondeck
Ondeck announces its STCW '95 safety training is now available in Antigua.
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ONDECK ANNOUNCES ITS RYA MARITIME TRAINING COURSE DATES
February 21st 2011
Ondeck
OnDeck has published its course dates for the coming year, including a special price offer for locals registering in the STCW ’95 summer course.
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ANTIGUA TO CHARLESTON RACE PLANNING ON TRACK
February 19th 2011
Ondeck
Planning for the Antigua to Charleston Race starting May 5, 2011 is well under way.
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ANTIGUA TO CHARLESTON RACE DATE CHANGED
January 24th 2011
Ondeck
The start date of the new Antigua to Charleston SC Race has been changed to May 5, 2011.
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ANTIGUA ROUND THE ISLAND RACE NEWS!
January 19th 2011
Ondeck
Compete on one of our Farr 65 Ocean Racing Yachts
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ANTIGUA TO CHARLESTON RACE ANNOUNCED
January 10th 2011
Ondeck
OnDeck is pleased to announce the inaugural Antigua to Charleston, SC Race to begin on May 4, 2011.
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2011 CHARLESTON BERMUDA RACE DATE ANNOUNCED
January 10th 2011
Ondeck
OnDeck US and its partners are pleased to announce May 21, 2011 as the official start of the biennial Charleston Bermuda Race.
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ONDECK ANNOUNCES 2011 CHARLESTON BERMUDA RACE DATE
December 20th 2010
Ondeck
OnDeck US is pleased to announce May 21, 2011 as the official start of the biennial Charleston Bermuda Race.
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ONDECK MAKING READY FOR ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2011 IN A BIG WAY
November 17th 2010
Ondeck
Global sailing, training and events company Ondeck is making plans for a bigger and better Antigua Sailing Week 2011.
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STCW95 TRAINING FACILITY AT CRABBS ANTIGUA
October 18th 2010
Ondeck
An STCW95 training facility at Crabbs in Antigua under the auspices of the MCA (UK marine coast guard) in close cooperation with the local Antiguan Department of Marine Services and with the assistance of numerous other governmental departments.
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OFFICIAL SPORT FISHING GEAR NOW ON SALE
May 27th 2010
Ondeck
T-shirts, Technical Shirts, Bandanas, Caps, Beer Coolers and much more are in store now.
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ISLANDERS GET 35% DISCOUNT MAKING THE HIDDEN CARIBBEAN TRIP
January 27th 2010
Ondeck
Islanders Get 35% Discount Making "The Hidden Caribbean" trip US$842!!!
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ANDY WILLIAMS SAILING WITH ONDECK.
January 8th 2010
Ondeck
Andy Williams sailing with Ondeck. Check out Photo gallery here.
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TULLETT PREBON LONDON INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
January 7th 2010
Ondeck
Come and see us at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show.
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ROUND THE ISLAND YACHT RACE – ANTIGUA 2010
January 6th 2010
Ondeck
Your chance to Race in the Round the Island Yacht Race – Antigua 2010 on Saturday 23rd January 2010 and you can take part in this exciting and fun race with Ondeck Antigua.
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LORD NELSONS PURSUIT
December 20th 2012
Ondeck
Calling all sailors to Lord Nelson's Pursuit Monday 31st December 2012. Close out the year with a day of sailing, see earn your bragging rights for 2013.
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THE ANNUAL NELSONS PURSUIT RACE 2009
December 22nd 2009
Ondeck
Nelsons pursuit race happens on New Years Eve and is steeped in Antiguan tradition.
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ONDECK NEW YEAR CRUISE
December 10th 2009
Ondeck
Enjoy New Year Ondeck cruising the Caribbean
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SAIL TO MONSTERRAT
November 20th 2009
Ondeck
Interested in sailing to Monsterrat?
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SAIL TO MONTSERRAT
September 24th 2009
Ondeck
This is a fantastic adventure incorporating a taste of sailing between Falmouth Harbour and Little Bay in Montserrat with ample time to experience the spectacular nature and scenery including the Volcano.
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