Bequia

Bequia Easter Regatta: Fun on Land & Sea

Exodus racing hard. Photo: Kenmore Henville – Bequia Photo Action

She wasn’t first over the finish line, but Exodus was certainly the queen of the 2017 Bequia Easter Regatta. The 42ft West Indies Sloop, star of the award-winning film, Vanishing Sail, which traced the traditional wooden vessel’s life from its …

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Model Boats Make Bequia Famous

model boats bequia

Bequia boasts a rich maritime heritage founded on boat-building. Construction of seafaring craft as an industry here dates to the 1800s. This second largest of the Grenadine islands soon earned a reputation as the ‘Boat Building Captial of the West …

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Bequia’s Singing Sands

Have Bequia’s sands sung for you?

While hiking on Bequia, I heard something unusual. If you listen carefully, you may discover that sand at various beach locations ‘sings’. Sand dunes here seem to have a built-in sound track. While ‘music’ emanating from the Bequia dunes at times can …

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Six Caribbean Maritime Museums Worth a Visit

The National Museum of Bermuda. Photo: National Museum of Bermuda

Surrounded by the sea, it’s not surprising that the Caribbean’s history is hugely nautical in nature. Here is a sampling of six maritime museums that are definitely worth a visit.   The National Museum of Bermuda View over 75,000 objects …

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Caribbean Regatta Preview: April to October

Aruba Regatta. Photo: Eric Mijts

Regatta season doesn’t stop when the winter finishes. The spring, summer and fall all feature racing events that offer a mix of competition, camaraderie and celebration.   April 7-12 Oyster Regatta – Antigua 2014: Scheduled to follow the celebrations marking …

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2013 Caribbean Lighted Boat Parades & Parties

New Year’s Eve fireworks in Bequia. Photo Courtesy Bequia NYE Celebration Committee

In the Caribbean, Santa is more likely to cruise down the chimney in a dinghy than arrive on a sleigh. The region definitely doesn’t lack for festivities and a true seasonal spirit during the December holidays. Here’s a sampling of …

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The Art of Julie Savage Lea

Julie Savage Lea

Bequia’s Mango Tree Gallery is open if and when the need arises; by appointment only. The small, West Indian structure, camouflaged by blooms that wind and bind the place into a botanical knot, opens to determined visitors via a filigreed …

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When Night Falls

I was returning from our boat in May, the sun had set and a full Pink Moon was rising over the mountains to windward. We are incredibly lucky in that our boat sits on a mooring off the beach opposite …

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NEWS: New Transatlantic Rally Launched

New Transatlantic Rally Launched A new Transatlantic rally between the Canaries and the Caribbean has been launched by Sailing Rallies Ltd. The Christmas Caribbean Rally will leave Marina Rubicón, Lanzarote, on December 16th 2013. Participants will sail 2850 miles to …

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Caribbean Christmas Boat Parades and Parties

It’s the season to enjoy merry-making. Since the Caribbean region is more sea than land, there are several ways to enjoy nautical-themed holiday celebrations, everything from boat parades to dockyard parties and raft-ups to watch fireworks. CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE The …

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Home of the Bequia Blast

So this sailor walks into a bar, plunks down his money, and says, “One Bequia Blast.” Makes sense to the sailor (me). The bar sports a whale’s jawbone for an entrance arch and stools made from whale vertebrae. And it …

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Bequia Youth Sailing Blasts Onto the Scene

  Translated from ancient language, Bequia means ‘Island of Clouds’ and now those clouds are beginning to rumble, and it’s not an approaching hurricane. Youth sailing, like lightning bolts, has struck this gentle island located at the northern tip of …

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Bequia island: The Seafaring Island

Those seeking a true island paradise and the experience of an authentic Caribbean culture should consider Bequia island. Until 18 years ago, Bequia was only accessible by boat and has thus far been saved from overdevelopment. There are no imposing …

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Perfect Conditions for Bequia Easter Regatta 2012

New boat Black Berry drew big crowds. Photo courtesy of Bequia Heineken Easter Regatta

The Bequia Sailing Club’s 31st Bequia Easter Regatta came in for universal praise as a total of 42 yachts and 30 local double-enders registered to take part in this famous sporting and tourism event. Conditions were near perfect with light …

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Destination Bequia 2010

Nine miles south of St. Vincent in the Grenadines, Bequia, an island of just under 5,000 people, friendly and forthcoming, is steeped in seafaring traditions - fishing, whaling and boat-building - that endure to this day.

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