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A particular regatta (Anguilla)

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Sailing to Anguilla Island. On the horizon the island of Saint Martin

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Sailing to Anguilla Island. On the horizon the island of Saint Martin

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Sailing to Anguilla Island. Clouds are formed on the island by recreating its profile in the sky

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Sailing to Anguilla Island. Clouds are formed on the island by recreating its profile in the sky

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Sandy Cay, a sandbank in the north side of the island of Anguilla

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Sandy Cay, a sandbank in the north side of the island of Anguilla

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Sandy Cay, a sandbank in the north side of the island of Anguilla

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Sandy Cay, a sandbank in the north side of the island of Anguilla

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The beach of Srub Island, the island located in the eastern tip of Anguilla

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The beach of Srub Island, the island located in the eastern tip of Anguilla

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Rendezvous Bay, in the south east coast of Anguilla Island

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Rendezvous Bay, in the south east coast of Anguilla Island

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The calm and sheltered waters in the south side of the island

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The calm and sheltered waters in the south side of the island

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The calm and sheltered waters in the south side of the island

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The calm and sheltered waters in the south side of the island

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The Anguilla regatta is an historic regatta with boats built on the island, one boat for each village

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The Anguilla regatta is an historic regatta with boats built on the island, one boat for each village

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The boat is without drift because in the eighteenth century the inhabitants bring the smuggled products directly to the beach

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The boat is without drift because in the eighteenth century the inhabitants bring the smuggled products directly to the beach

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In the XVIII century the inhabitants escaped the boats of the British to smuggle their products, created the first regattas

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In the XVIII century the inhabitants escaped the boats of the British to smuggle their products, created the first regattas

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Even today, every family is proud to present their boat and participate to the regatta

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Even today, every family is proud to present their boat and participate to the regatta

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The boat begins to be prepared embarking the sails

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The boat begins to be prepared embarking the sails

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The lateral struts are stretched to fix the master tree

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The lateral struts are stretched to fix the master tree

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Having no drift, the boat is balanced with ballast of lead placed on the bottom

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Having no drift, the boat is balanced with ballast of lead placed on the bottom

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During the race to compensate for gaits, are loaded on board sandbags as a mobile ballast

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During the race to compensate for gaits, are loaded on board sandbags as a mobile ballast

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Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach

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Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach

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Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach

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Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach

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Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach

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Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach

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Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach

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Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach

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The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea

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The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea

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The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea

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The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea

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The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea

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The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea

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The race starts, the boat rotates and the men in the water have to get on board. Difficult and dangerous operation

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The race starts, the boat rotates and the men in the water have to get on board. Difficult and dangerous operation

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The race starts, the boat rotates and the men in the water have to get on board. Difficult and dangerous operation

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The race starts, the boat rotates and the men in the water have to get on board. Difficult and dangerous operation

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In addition to lead and sand ballast, there are crewmen who can also jump into the water to compensate for the gait

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In addition to lead and sand ballast, there are crewmen who can also jump into the water to compensate for the gait

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The departure of the ragatta is very busy and at the beginning there are often collisions among the boats

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The departure of the ragatta is very busy and at the beginning there are often collisions among the boats

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The race takes place around the island of Anguilla in a clockwise direction

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The race takes place around the island of Anguilla in a clockwise direction

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The first part of the draft takes place in the north side of the island where the ocean creates high waves that break on the coast

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The first part of the draft takes place in the north side of the island where the ocean creates high waves that break on the coast

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The first part of the draft takes place in the north side of the island where the ocean creates high waves that break on the coast

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The first part of the draft takes place in the north side of the island where the ocean creates high waves that break on the coast

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The navigation along the south side of the island in the channel that separates Anguilla from Saint Martin is decidedly quieter

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The navigation along the south side of the island in the channel that separates Anguilla from Saint Martin is decidedly quieter

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Each village follows its own boat around the island creating a great ferment and incitement of the crews along the coasts

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Each village follows its own boat around the island creating a great ferment and incitement of the crews along the coasts

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Each village follows its own boat around the island creating a great ferment and incitement of the crews along the coasts

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Each village follows its own boat around the island creating a great ferment and incitement of the crews along the coasts

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Before the arrival of the boats in racing, the coast is deserted

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Before the arrival of the boats in racing, the coast is deserted

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The wide bay of Sandy Ground, starting and finishing point of the Anguilla regatta

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The wide bay of Sandy Ground, starting and finishing point of the Anguilla regatta

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Anguilla Island

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Anguilla Island

Sailing to Anguilla Island. On the horizon the island of Saint Martin
Sailing to Anguilla Island. On the horizon the island of Saint Martin
Sailing to Anguilla Island. Clouds are formed on the island by recreating its profile in the sky
Sailing to Anguilla Island. Clouds are formed on the island by recreating its profile in the sky
Sandy Cay, a sandbank in the north side of the island of Anguilla
Sandy Cay, a sandbank in the north side of the island of Anguilla
Sandy Cay, a sandbank in the north side of the island of Anguilla
Sandy Cay, a sandbank in the north side of the island of Anguilla
The beach of Srub Island, the island located in the eastern tip of Anguilla
The beach of Srub Island, the island located in the eastern tip of Anguilla
Rendezvous Bay, in the south east coast of Anguilla Island
Rendezvous Bay, in the south east coast of Anguilla Island
The calm and sheltered waters in the south side of the island
The calm and sheltered waters in the south side of the island
The calm and sheltered waters in the south side of the island
The calm and sheltered waters in the south side of the island
The Anguilla regatta is an historic regatta with boats built on the island, one boat for each village
The Anguilla regatta is an historic regatta with boats built on the island, one boat for each village
The boat is without drift because in the eighteenth century the inhabitants bring the smuggled products directly to the beach
The boat is without drift because in the eighteenth century the inhabitants bring the smuggled products directly to the beach
In the XVIII century the inhabitants escaped the boats of the British to smuggle their products, created the first regattas
In the XVIII century the inhabitants escaped the boats of the British to smuggle their products, created the first regattas
Even today, every family is proud to present their boat and participate to the regatta
Even today, every family is proud to present their boat and participate to the regatta
The boat begins to be prepared embarking the sails
The boat begins to be prepared embarking the sails
The lateral struts are stretched to fix the master tree
The lateral struts are stretched to fix the master tree
Having no drift, the boat is balanced with ballast of lead placed on the bottom
Having no drift, the boat is balanced with ballast of lead placed on the bottom
During the race to compensate for gaits, are loaded on board sandbags as a mobile ballast
During the race to compensate for gaits, are loaded on board sandbags as a mobile ballast
Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach
Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach
Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach
Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach
Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach
Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach
Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach
Before the start of the regatta, the public, composed by the families of the crews, crowds the beach
The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea
The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea
The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea
The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea
The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea
The departure takes place with the bow on the beach. At the start, men in the water push the bow to the open sea
The race starts, the boat rotates and the men in the water have to get on board. Difficult and dangerous operation
The race starts, the boat rotates and the men in the water have to get on board. Difficult and dangerous operation
The race starts, the boat rotates and the men in the water have to get on board. Difficult and dangerous operation
The race starts, the boat rotates and the men in the water have to get on board. Difficult and dangerous operation
In addition to lead and sand ballast, there are crewmen who can also jump into the water to compensate for the gait
In addition to lead and sand ballast, there are crewmen who can also jump into the water to compensate for the gait
The departure of the ragatta is very busy and at the beginning there are often collisions among the boats
The departure of the ragatta is very busy and at the beginning there are often collisions among the boats
The race takes place around the island of Anguilla in a clockwise direction
The race takes place around the island of Anguilla in a clockwise direction
The first part of the draft takes place in the north side of the island where the ocean creates high waves that break on the coast
The first part of the draft takes place in the north side of the island where the ocean creates high waves that break on the coast
The first part of the draft takes place in the north side of the island where the ocean creates high waves that break on the coast
The first part of the draft takes place in the north side of the island where the ocean creates high waves that break on the coast
The navigation along the south side of the island in the channel that separates Anguilla from Saint Martin is decidedly quieter
The navigation along the south side of the island in the channel that separates Anguilla from Saint Martin is decidedly quieter
Each village follows its own boat around the island creating a great ferment and incitement of the crews along the coasts
Each village follows its own boat around the island creating a great ferment and incitement of the crews along the coasts
Each village follows its own boat around the island creating a great ferment and incitement of the crews along the coasts
Each village follows its own boat around the island creating a great ferment and incitement of the crews along the coasts
Before the arrival of the boats in racing, the coast is deserted
Before the arrival of the boats in racing, the coast is deserted
The wide bay of Sandy Ground, starting and finishing point of the Anguilla regatta
The wide bay of Sandy Ground, starting and finishing point of the Anguilla regatta
Anguilla Island
Anguilla Island

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Anguilla - Curiosity - Back to index
By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 117

Anguilla on Google Maps.
It all originated when the British conquerors of the island imposed customs duties on the inhabitants of Anguilla on imported and exported products from the nearby French and Dutch Caribbean islands. To smuggle the products, the islanders of Anguilla built particular boats with large sails and hulls without drift in order to escape the governor's ships. From this ancient story the Anguilla regattas started. Today, each village builds its boat and during the spring, all the villages compete in a race around the island. The show is not so much the regatta but what happens along the coast where each village follows and incites its own boat. A unique show in the Caribbean.
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