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A Race to Remember

In the summer of 2016, when I just turned 18, I fulfilled my dream of not only competing in the biennial Newport to Bermuda Race, but also crossing the finish line first with one of the youngest crews to ever compete in the race. I was a watch captain aboard High Noon, for the 635-mile sailing competition across the Gulf Stream and down the Atlantic coast. Our team consisted of seven youth sailors, 18 and under, and three adults. Traditionally,…


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A New Gig

On any Bermuda day, rain or shine, water rough or smooth, you might see a gig cutting through the ocean, thanks to its team of rowers, members of the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club, oaring in unison. For those of us…


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Slideshow: ILTT Over the Years

BIG HAUL: More than 40 fish, including 19 Allison tuna, 18 albacore, and four blackfin tuna were taken by this group of anglers in one day's fishing from Guide Russel Young's "Sea Wolfe." The anglers were officers from the frigate…


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A Brief History of the ILTT

The first International Light Tackle Tournament (ILTT) was in 1961 and grew out of a governmentsponsored tournament between the Bahamas and Bermuda. Author Joe Brooks who was friends with Pete Perinchief and others, formed a team of American Sports Writers…


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Reflections of the ILTT: celebrating 50 years of fun, fishing and friendships.

Crayton Greene first fished the International Light Tackle Tournament in 1968 for Bermuda Anglers Club and the team won.  In all he fished twenty-eight times over five decades, winning six times. His last tournament was in 2006, on team Thumbs…

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An Island Unto Itself

Christopher Carter had very good taste in spite of himself.  One of the three men left in Bermuda after Sir George Somers died in 1610, he was offered the whole of St. David’s Island, all 510 acres of it, for…