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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SAILING STUDENTS
January 23rd 2024
Ondeck
Another team of students graduated at Ondeck Sailing School
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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE 2023
November 30th 2023
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CalvinAir Helicopters has been honoured with Tripadvisor’s Travellers' Choice Award 2023
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VACANCY FOR YACHTMASTER INSTRUCTOR
June 27th 2023
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Instructor wanted to deliver RYA courses across the Caribbean. Start October 16th, an attractive package is offered.
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NEW HIDDEN CARIBBEAN SAILING ADVENTURES
May 22nd 2023
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A variety of unique training and sightseeing adventures, combining sailing on a round the world racing yacht with qualified RYA instructors
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LEARN TO SAIL IN THE CARIBBEAN
April 5th 2023
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Learn to sail on a round the world racing yacht under the sun and stars. Visit some of the least visited islands of the Caribbean Climb a volcano, walk through rainforest and swim. First trip on the 16th April then monthly
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RACE WITH ONDECK FOR ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK
April 25th 2022
Ondeck
Come and race at Sailing week Antigua for a day or more as Ondeck is entering one of their Beneteau First 40.7`s in race week and opening up places for individuals or small groups to participate.
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CHARTERS WITH ONDECK ANTIGUA
April 21st 2022
Ondeck
Join Ondeck aboard their 40ft Sailing Boat Charter for a hands on learning experience. They encourage people to get involved in all aspects of sailing a yacht with time on the helm, hoisting & trimming sails, and working the winches.
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EXPANDED COURSE OFFERINGS AT ONDECK
March 18th 2022
Ondeck
Ondeck Maritime training continues to expand its range of courses with the addition of RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance and Radar courses.
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RYA AND STCW INSTRUCTORS REQUIRED
February 24th 2022
Ondeck
The Ondeck Sailing Team is always looking for good enthusiastic instructors for their expanding training base in Antigua Slipway, English Harbour.
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DOUBLE VAXXED EMPLOYEES
September 9th 2021
Ondeck
To protect themselves and others, the sailing, training, and office staff at Ondeck are all fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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FLY WITH A VACCINATED CREW
September 8th 2021
CalvinAir Helicopters
All staff members are fully vaccinated and this will be a requirement of employment for any new hires.
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ONDECK RACE CHARTER OPTIONS FOR THE 2021/22 RACE SEASON
August 31st 2021
Ondeck
2 individual slots left to join Spirit of Juno for the Caribbean 600 but will be opening up Ortac, a Beneteau First 40.7 for individuals.
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ONDECK MARITIME COURSES
March 2nd 2021
Ondeck
RYA sailing courses for all levels from Competent Crew to Yachtmaster Offshore available at Ondeck.
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ONDECK NEW LOCATION
November 13th 2020
Ondeck
Ondeck has moved to Antigua Slipway, right on the water, with amazing views of Nelson's Dockyard.
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ONDECK OPEN FOR BUSINESS
June 26th 2020
Ondeck
Ondeck is open for business with smaller class sizes and appropriate protocols applied for safety of staff and guests.
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STCW 10 BASIC SAFETY & SAFETY UPDATING COURSES
July 8th 2020
Ondeck
The full safety course is 5-days and updating is 2-days. Last chance before September!
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SPORTSMAX FEATURE OF THE ROUND BARBADOS SAILING WEEK
January 27th 2020
Ondeck
Spirit of Juno, skippered by Paul Jackson won the 80 and under class.
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ONDECK CARIBBEAN REGATTA UPDATE
December 27th 2019
Ondeck
Spaces are available onboard Spirit of Juno for both the Barbados and Grenada Regattas.
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ONDECK UPCOMING COURSES
September 27th 2019
Ondeck
Register for the STCW Basic Safety Day Skipper and Competent Crew practical courses taking place in October.
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10 REASONS TO DO A POWERBOAT COURSE
July 11th 2019
Ondeck
The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course is one of the most useful and versatile of Ondeck's courses for 10 reasons.
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RYA INSPECTION SUCCESS & UPCOMING COURSES
July 1st 2019
Ondeck
Ondeck Antigua had the RYA inspector out last week for a few days looking at vessels, premises, procedures and Quality systems.
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ONDECK CARIBBEAN REGATTAS 2019
November 21st 2018
Ondeck
Book some sunshine and trade winds! Race in any one of eleven spectacular Caribbean Regattas with Ondeck.
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LEARNING HOW TO SAIL IN ANTIGUA
April 26th 2018
Ondeck
Check out visitor, Matt Poyner's fantastic video and review of his recent sailing experience with Ondeck.
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CARIBBEAN REGATTAS
January 3rd 2018
Ondeck
If youve never tried it, participating in a Caribbean sailing regatta is a thrilling experience and one that is highly recommend.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 seasons Caribbean racing and its 2013 Transatlantic crossing.
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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 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 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 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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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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ANDY WILLIAMS SAILING WITH ONDECK.
January 8th 2010
Ondeck
Andy Williams sailing with Ondeck. Check out Photo gallery here.
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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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SAIL TO MONSTERRAT
November 20th 2009
Ondeck
Interested in sailing to Monsterrat?
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