No wind in Nassau for day one of Star Sailor Sailors League Finals
- Dec 4, 2018 - 4:56:18 PM
The wind failed to materialise on Nassau’s Montagu Bay for the opening
day of the sixth Star Sailors League Finals. The Qualifiers for the 25
teams of the world’s best sailors will now begin tomorrow, with racing
scheduled to start at 1100.
Shortly after the AP over A flags was
raised at 1330 EST, Regatta Chairman Paul Hutton explained: “On the
race course there was nothing - the wind would come in with a few knots
from the west, then the north, then nothing, then the south. It wasn’t
sustained and directionally it was all over the place.” Traditionally
Star boats need around 5+ knots in order to race...
Star Sailors League Finals this Week Will Determine the Best Sailor in the World
- Dec 3, 2018 - 2:50:11 PM
From wily old sea dogs to the latest fresh-faced talent – the top talent
in our sport will take to the warm, azure blue waters of Nassau’s
Montagu Bay this week for the Star Sailors League Finals, to determine
the world’s greatest sailor; the ‘star’ of sailing.
of the field this year is exceptional. Across the 25 teams and 50
sailors are 21 Olympic sailing medals and some of the greatest Olympic
sailors of all time, such as Brazil’s Robert Scheidt, one of only three
people ever to win five Olympic sailing medals, to Britain’s Iain Percy
who holds two golds and a silver.
Percy is competing at the Star
Sailors League Finals for the very first time and following the tragic
loss of his long term crew Andrew Simpson...
America’s Cup and Olympic medallists to commentate on the SSL Finals
- Nov 29, 2018 - 4:00:39 PM
With less than a week to go to the Star Sailors League Finals in the
Bahamas, the 25 world class skippers and crews are getting ready to fly
to Nassau. So too is the expert commentary team, which this year is
headed by America’s Cup expert Peter Lester, backed up by double Olympic
Champion and presenter of the CNN Mainsail TV program Shirley
Robertson. Providing expert insight into how to race the Star keelboat
is Mark Covell, who won Olympic silver at Sydney 2000 crewing for Ian
Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas at 2018 Hero World Challenge
- Nov 29, 2018 - 3:21:40 PM
Today at the 2018 Hero World Challenge at Albany -- avid golfers and
fans watched Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas tee off at the exclusive golf
event taking place at Albany, November 29 to December 2, for the fourth
consecutive year. It is coordinated and promoted by the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
25 of the World’s Best line up for the SSL Finals in Nassau
- Nov 22, 2018 - 12:56:07 PM
An elite gathering of 25 star-studded teams will be competing at the
2018 SSL Finals in the Bahamas next month, including 15 wildcards drawn
from many corners of the world of high-level sailing.
year’s one-second victory by International Moth World Champion Paul
Goodison in the winner-takes-all final race showed that a wildcard
invitee can prevail over the Star boat veterans. This will bring great
hope to the Laser sailors (Goodison was the 2008 Laser Olympic Champion)
such as Pavlos Kontides from Cyprus, the London 2012 Olympic silver
medallist, the 2017 and 2018 World Champion and this year’s Rolex World
Sailor of the Year...
Marathon Bahamas to Paint Town Orange
- Nov 12, 2018 - 9:02:03 AM
A Marathon Bahamas program that allows middle school students to run their first marathon is back for a fourth year in a row.
Aliv sponsored, Orange Nation, will once again welcome junior
participants for Marathon Bahamas’ 10th anniversary in January.
is a platinum sponsor of the event. Aliv’s sponsorship allows students
to register for free. Aliv is also donating two phones to the male and
female student winners...
Kevin Major Jr Wins 2018 UTR Tennis Open Circuit 9 in Florida
- Nov 8, 2018 - 10:06:23 AM
Bahamain Kevin Major Jr. is the Winner of the 2018 UTR/Reel Tennis Open
Circuit 9 (Prize Money Tournament) in Plantation, Florida. 3rd seeded
Kevin Major defeated the #1 seeded Zandrix Acob7-6(6); 6-1.
Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin on this awesome
accomplishment. Kevin has represented the country well on previous Davis
Cup Teams and was instrumental in The Bahamas promotion to Zone 2 in
2 Bahamains selected for U12 ITF/Cotecc training camp in Dominican Rep.
- Nov 8, 2018 - 9:46:55 AM
Michael Major Jr. and Jalisa Clarke have been selected by the
International Tennis Federation(ITF) to be a part of the U12 Camp in Sub
Accompanying the players is Coach Marion Bain.
The invited players were selected based on their performance in the last 12 months of the ITF and COTECC organized events. The event will be held November 19-23rd 2018 at the Centro Español, Inc...
Freeport IC Junior Tennis Series another sucesss
- Nov 7, 2018 - 2:26:40 PM
The fourth event in The Winterbotham IC Junior Tennis Series went to Freeport last weekend and again proved very successful.
unique series for 10 & under and 12 & under junior tennis
players based on a round robin format over just one weekend attracted
participants from both Freeport and New Providence. So it once again
widened the participation in this important development group for the
future of Bahamian tennis...
The competition took place on the
Y.M.C.A. courts with the IC organisation working together with The
Grand Bahama Tennis Association and its coaches to stage the event.
Winterbotham Tennis Series moves to Freeport
- Nov 2, 2018 - 11:26:15 AM
After three very successful events at the National Tennis Centre, Albany
Tennis Academy and Baha Mar in New Providence the Winterbotham IC
Junior Series moves to Freeport on this weekend November 3rd & 4th.
tennis series designed for the important development ages of 10’s and
12’s is organised by the IC of The Bahamas ( part of 40 International
Tennis Clubs comprised of top players who also give back to the
development of their sport).
Different to many straight knock out
events The Winterbotham IC Series is played on a round robin basis over
just one weekend using a short set format. For the 10 & under group
special slower soft balls are used.
Exuma Marathon sells out
- Nov 1, 2018 - 10:25:20 AM
For the first time in its history, the Exuma Marathon was able to
announce the two sweetest words for any event in The Bahamas: sold out.
250 runners from as far away as Holland and Ireland packed the starting
line last Saturday in Exuma, all united in a race that has become a
highly anticipated staple in the Bahamian tourism calendar. Not a single
shirt or race number was left over, inspiring last-minute runners to
simply jump into the crowd...
Sports Minister opens World Junior Judo Championships
- Oct 19, 2018 - 12:09:26 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC) the Hon. Lanisha Rolle
addressed the Official Opening Ceremony of the World Junior Judo
Championships, October 18, 2018, in the Imperial Ballroom of Atlantis,
Paradise Island. During the ceremonies, President of the International
Judo Federation (IJF) Marius Vizer presented a Special Recognition award
to her (pictured). Among those present for the Opening were MOYSC
Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Director of Sports Timothy
Munnings, Director of Sports Tourism Marketing in the Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation Virginia Kelly...
242 Colour Run encourages all to “Be the Inspiration”
- Oct 19, 2018 - 9:59:32 AM
The 242 Colour Run graced the streets of Nassau for the sixth
consecutive year on Sunday. The event attracted over 300 participants
and scores of volunteers, all which ended up covered in sweat and
colour. The event benefited the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East
The overall theme was tied to Rotary International’s
theme, “Be The Inspiration”. This year is especially memorable, because
Bahamian Barry Rassin is currently the President of the Rotary
2018 Star World Champions will attend the SSL Finals in December
- Oct 17, 2018 - 1:00:06 PM
The 2018 Star World Champions, Brazilians Jorge Zarif and Guilherme de
Almeida, will attend the SSL Finals 2018 from December 3 – 8 in Nassau,
Bahamas. It’s tradition, and one of the SSL Finals rules of admission,
that the current year Star World Champions are invited to join the top
ten skippers of the ranking and the VIPs at the SSL Finals in Nassau,
Bahamas, and this year the Star Sailors League is very happy to welcome
Olympic Finn sailor, and former Finn World Champion, Jorge Zarif with
his crew and long time Star sailor, Guilherme de Almeida.
Zarif attended the SSL Finals in three different occasions. The first
time was in 2014, invited as a very young Finn World Champion, both
junior and senior, then again in 2015 for his Finn sailing achievements...
Spectrum Health Center Hosts Community Walkathon
- Oct 15, 2018 - 10:08:41 AM
On a brisk Saturday morning in September, the team at Spectrum Health
Center (off Rosetta Street) hosted its first Annual Back-To-School
Walkathon. “We had a good turnout,” shared Dr. Juanita Pratt, Operations
Manager. “Some of the top runners and power walkers in the country
participated in the event, along with the physicians who practice at
Spectrum Health and other people who just wanted to have some fun and
support a good cause.” Participants walked or ran almost 4 miles (6km)
from Spectrum Health Center to Montagu Beach and back. Some of the
proceeds from the event were donated to the Children’s Emergency Hostel...
Mingoes rolling along in pre-season with 2-1 win, sport 2-0 preseason record
- Oct 9, 2018 - 11:37:25 AM
The UB Mingoes soccer team—thanks to some great defense—defeated the
Warriors 2-1 to remain Sunday undefeated in the Bahamas Football
The MINGOES scored twice in the match at
the Roscow A.L. Davies Field—once from Elcott Johnson in the 35th minute
and an own goal in the 70th minute.
Mingoes participate in National Youth Month march
- Oct 8, 2018 - 11:05:16 PM
The UB Mingoes strolls through Bay Street as the teams participated with
the rest of the nation as National Youth Month kicked off with a full
march through the nation’s capital on Sunday October 7, 2018.
Many of the administrators joined the athletes including Athletics Director Kim Rolle who was proud of the teams.
UB we consistently celebrate our student-athletes and this is just
another way to show them off to the community,” she said...
Gallinaro and Teply to Be Youngest Skippers in Nassau
- Oct 3, 2018 - 3:01:18 PM
They’re young and talented and the Star Sailors League Finals 2018 will
be their first time racing a Star boat and racing one against the other.
Ondrej Teply (CZE) and Guido Gallinaro (ITA) both freshly crowned
Junior World Champions 2018 in the Finn and Laser Radial class
Both started sailing very young and both went
racing in Optimist national regattas as soon as they turned eight.
Sailing, for both of them, was a passion written in their DNA. Before
they were able to be at the helm themselves, they would go and watch
regattas from the RIBs.
Mingoes soccer side wins preseason scrimmage, prepares to defend BFA title
- Oct 2, 2018 - 4:47:55 PM
The UB Mingoes soccer team defeated Dynamos Football Club 3-0 in a
preseason scrimmage Sunday as the Mingoes look to defend its Bahamas
Football Association championship title.
Stuart Hanna, the
team’s leading scorer last season, scored twice—once on a penalty and in
the 80th minute. Tevin Lewis scored the other goal for The Mingoes in
the 65th minute in the match at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field...
Justin Roberts makes a successful return to ITF Pro Circuit
- Sep 23, 2018 - 6:23:25 AM
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) congratulates Justin Roberts on a successful return back to the Tennis Pro Circuit.
Justin played in the USA F25 Futures held in Laguna Niguel, California where he made it to the second round main draw.
Justin was successful in qualis defeating a cadre of opponents from France, Switzerland and the USA to advance to main draw...