Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand.

OK. Put your hand up if you’re old enough to remember this film clip.

Now, keep it up if you knew it was shot in Antigua.

Apparently most of the band was on holiday there and their management thought it would be a good idea to shoot a film clip there.

It went on to become iconic, a staple of MTV, capturing perfectly the colour and excesses of the 80s.

The reason I bring it up is that the latest episode of the podcast I present for the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority has just gone live and it’s about sailing and yachting there.

I got to interview the organisers of Sailing Week as well a young sailor from the National Sailing Academy, a great non-profit venture that teaches local kids to swim and sail.

I also got the chance to chat with Fabio Giorgi, who got to hang out with Duran Duran when they returned to the island to race the yacht that featured in the film clip, the Eilean, in the annual Classic Regatta.

Apparently, it wasn’t a great experience for Nick Taylor. Not only did he get sea sick, his silk Anthony Price suit was ruined by the sea water.

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