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No wind in Nassau for day one of Star Sailor Sailors League Finals - Dec 4, 2018 - 4:56:18 PM


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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...
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Star Sailors League Finals this Week Will Determine the Best Sailor in the World - Dec 3, 2018 - 2:50:11 PM

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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.

The breadth 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...
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America’s Cup and Olympic medallists to commentate on the SSL Finals - Nov 29, 2018 - 4:00:39 PM

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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 Walker...
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Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas at 2018 Hero World Challenge - Nov 29, 2018 - 3:21:40 PM

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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)...
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25 of the World’s Best line up for the SSL Finals in Nassau - Nov 22, 2018 - 12:56:07 PM

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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.

Last 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...
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Marathon Bahamas to Paint Town Orange - Nov 12, 2018 - 9:02:03 AM

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A Marathon Bahamas program that allows middle school students to run their first marathon is back for a fourth year in a row.

The Aliv sponsored, Orange Nation, will once again welcome junior participants for Marathon Bahamas’ 10th anniversary in January.

Aliv 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...
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Kevin Major Jr Wins 2018 UTR Tennis Open Circuit 9 in Florida - Nov 8, 2018 - 10:06:23 AM

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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.

The 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 2016...
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2 Bahamains selected for U12 ITF/Cotecc training camp in Dominican Rep. - Nov 8, 2018 - 9:46:55 AM

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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 Region 3.

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...
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Freeport IC Junior Tennis Series another sucesss - Nov 7, 2018 - 2:26:40 PM

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The fourth event in The Winterbotham IC Junior Tennis Series went to Freeport last weekend and again proved very successful.

This 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.
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Winterbotham Tennis Series moves to Freeport - Nov 2, 2018 - 11:26:15 AM

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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.

This 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.
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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.

Nearly 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...
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Sports Minister opens World Junior Judo Championships - Oct 19, 2018 - 12:09:26 PM

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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...
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242 Colour Run encourages all to “Be the Inspiration” - Oct 19, 2018 - 9:59:32 AM

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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 Nassau.

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 International organization...
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2018 Star World Champions will attend the SSL Finals in December - Oct 17, 2018 - 1:00:06 PM

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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.

Jorge 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...
Community
Spectrum Health Center Hosts Community Walkathon - Oct 15, 2018 - 10:08:41 AM

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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...
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Mingoes rolling along in pre-season with 2-1 win, sport 2-0 preseason record - Oct 9, 2018 - 11:37:25 AM

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The UB Mingoes soccer team—thanks to some great defense—defeated the Warriors 2-1 to remain Sunday undefeated in the Bahamas Football Association preseason.

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.
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Mingoes participate in National Youth Month march - Oct 8, 2018 - 11:05:16 PM

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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.

“At UB we consistently celebrate our student-athletes and this is just another way to show them off to the community,” she said...
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Gallinaro and Teply to Be Youngest Skippers in Nassau - Oct 3, 2018 - 3:01:18 PM

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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 respectively.

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.
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Mingoes soccer side wins preseason scrimmage, prepares to defend BFA title - Oct 2, 2018 - 4:47:55 PM

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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...
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Justin Roberts makes a successful return to ITF Pro Circuit - Sep 23, 2018 - 6:23:25 AM

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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...

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