Cowpoke Wins Bahamas Billfish Championship

Cruiser Crews (third left), owner of Cowpoke, 61-Viking and winner of the 40th Bahamas Billfish Championship. Photo courtesy of the Bahamas Billfish Championship

Fishing all four tournaments of the 40th Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC) proved a charm for Avon Park, Florida-based Cruiser Crews, owner/angler of the 61-Viking, Cowpoke, and his champion team. Though Crews and his wife Christy have fished one of the …

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Remembering the First Crossing

Cat Cay

The NOAA weather forecast indicated that a cold front approaching South Florida was weakening and a weather window for crossing the Gulf Stream might slide open. Being an optimist, the next morning I paid our bill at the Dinner Key …

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Marina at Emerald Bay Echo – June 2013

    GET YOUR PARTS DUTY,TAX FREE- Heading our way? Need to have some spares sent to you? Listen up and save yourself a lot of delay, grief and expense. If you are legitimately a foreign yacht in transit visiting …

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Marina at Emerald Bay Echo – May 2013

    GREAT THINGS A HAPPENING! – A wide range of major marina improvements have been announced for The Marina at Emerald Bay, commencing this year, according to Manager Dale Westin. “Our goal is make the Marina at Emerald Bay …

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23rd Caribbean 1500 Cruisers Begin Arriving in Hampton

Largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America heads to Caribbean at 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 4 On November 4, the largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America, the Caribbean 1500, departs historic Fort Monroe …

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Stand Up Paddleboarding – Walking on Water

Stand up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Wright

Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard. Stand up paddle surfing is derived from its Polynesian roots. …

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The Abacos – A Calm and Shallow Sea

Hopetown with its candy-cane lighthouse

We’re fifteen minutes out of Marsh Harbour in the northern Bahamas’ Sea of Abaco, our chartered Sunsail monohull as happy as a Sunday morning. That’s when my heart skips beat. The waters are the colors that you dream about – …

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Zues Wins Bahamas Billfish Title with Record Points

Some anglers fish the Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC) for fun and others to win. Team Zues, a 58-foot Dean Johnson with angler/owner Sandy Smith, Captain Glenn Cameron, and mates Timmy Lanahan and Roberto Velazquez aboard were definitely in the latter …

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Historic Bimini Big Game Club Reopens by Guy Harvey

If Ernest Hemingway's famous man-against-marlin novel The Old Man and the Sea always captivated your imagination and you wish you could turn back the clock nearly a century to the days when legendary fishermen like Zane Grey, Tommy Gifford and …

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Guy Harvey and Neal Watson Join Forces with Dive Bimini

Celebrated artist and conservationist Guy Harvey along with his Guy Harvey Outpost organization announced today plans to team with renown dive authority Neal Watson to offer "top of class" dive centers at Guy Harvey Outpost resort properties. Their first dive …

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Conservation-minded Lionfish Tournament Planned

Divers from the U.S. and the Bahamas will unite to battle the Lionfish invasion of the reefs in Abaco, Bahamas on June 16. While beautiful to behold, voracious lionfish are devastating the Bahamian reefs and need to be stopped before …

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Caribbean 1500 Cruising Rally Launches Event to Bahamas

The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) covers about 1000 nautical miles between the Chesapeake Bay and Miami, where snowbirds make the leap across the Gulf Stream, 60 miles or so to the Bahamas. In November we faced the same challenge—the Chesapeake to …

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Double Dog Wins 2009 Bahamas Billfish Championship

Fourth time proved a charm for team Double Dog at the 2009 Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC), a quintet of tournaments that has taken place since 1973 in the Bahamas from April through June. After finishing third overall in the 2002 …

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