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The Indian River Tour – Dominica

Indian River Tour Dominica: A gift from Martin. Photo by Monica Pisani

We arrived in Dominica and immediately fell in love with its luscious nature. Portsmouth was our second and last stop and it was there that we had the most magical experience with a tour of the Indian River. The Indian …

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Docking With Dignity

Docking with Dignity: Receiving hands-on tips about Mediterranean mooring from Sunsail Antigua staffer Clive Gilgeours. Photo: www.sherryspix.com

Grenada Yacht Club and twenty knots of crosswinds wrestle with my attempt to bring a forty-foot boat to the dock. In reverse. The boat’s not mine (lesson one – know your vessel) and I have never Mediterranean-moored in my life. …

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South Florida News: MarineMax Expands

MarineMax Expands

MarineMax Expands into Luxury Yacht Management, Crew Placement & Luxury Charter   At a special press event held at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, MarineMax announced they are expanding into yacht management, crew placement and charter of luxury megayachts. …

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South Florida News: Anchoring Restrictions Pass

Anchoring Restrictions Pass

Anchoring Restrictions Pass in South Florida Florida Governor Scott signed into law House Bill 1051 Anchoring Limitation Areas which will restrict anchoring at five locations in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The law will go into effect July 1, 2016. Boating organizations …

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Deshaies … Death in Paradise: Case Closed

Deshaies Death In Paradise Case Closed: The most colorful customs house in the Caribbean. Photo by Jan Hein

For years we sailed past the Guadeloupe anchorage of Deshaies, wondering what treasures lay within its grasp. Always, my eyes strained through binoculars, searching for clues. “What d’ya think is in there?” I’d query the captain. But off we’d sail, …

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South Florida News: Industry Mourns Bob Dougherty

Industry Mourns Bob Dougherty

Industry Mourns Pioneer Bob Dougherty Bob Dougherty, a marine industry pioneer and legend, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 23, 2016 – he was 85. Nicknamed “Mr. Unsinkable,” he refined his craft of boat design …

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Sails In Space

Sails in Space

For a long time we have run an advertisement in North Sails entitled: “Sails built in Space.” The uniqueness of this moulding technology justifies the advertisement. The photo of the suspended sail maker over a 3DL/ 3DI mould, though an …

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South Florida News: 30 More Years for MIASF – FLIBS

new FLIBS agreement © 2015 Forest Johnson

MIASF and Show Management Announce FLIBS Agreement FORT LAUDERDALE – The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and Show Management have signed a 30-year agreement to produce the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “Our marine industry has become a prominent …

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George Town, Bahamas: Paradise Found

George Town, Bahamas: Paradise found. Photo by Rosie Burr

  Every year cruisers flock to George Town in the Exumas, some returning time after time. Stephen Pavlidis, the author of one of the ‘must have’ cruising guides to the area, calls George Town the ‘cruising mecca’ of the Bahamas. …

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Caribbean International Boat Show Puerto Rico

Caribbean International Boat Show Puerto Rico

Rain didn’t stop the crowds or exhibitors from attending the 5th Caribbean International Boat Show (CIBS). Held March 11th to 13th, at Puerto del Rey Marina, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, an estimated 8,000 people visited. On hand were salespeople from …

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Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta

Valentines Regatta: This photo: Jonty and Vicky Layfield’s J11S, Sleeper. Below right: Robbie Ferron (right) and Team Budget Marine / Micron 99 won their class with eight bullets and received the award for ‘Best start of the Regatta’

  With fun dinghy racing for all the family, three days of competitive round-the-cans keel boat racing plus a new offshore race featuring one of the world’s fastest multihulls, the Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta was the place to be. Sponsored …

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Food Yacht Takes To The Seas

Food Yacht: Chef Lindemann, owner of Food Yacht, preparing lunch. Photo courtesy of Food Yacht

“People have been trying on and off the concept of selling food afloat in this area. It’s a tough business. You need to put a lot of skills together – mechanic, electrician, business person, sailor and chef.” There’s nothing better …

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