Culebra

TowBoatUS Comes to the Caribbean

TowBoatUS St. Thomas is the first TowBoatUS towing location in the Lesser Antilles. Photo: TowBoatUS

Captain Robert Manley, a New Jersey native who has been running marine businesses in the Caribbean for the last 25 years, has opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. “I’ve been towing boats and helping boaters ever since I …

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Memories of Hurricane Hugo – 25 Years On

As a yachtsman there are some things you never forget: The day you buy your boat; the day you sell your boat; the most idyllic landfall; the quickest passage and the most terrifying experience. For many Caribbean sailors the latter …

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Culebra Heineken Intl Regatta Set for March

Hot racing, cool parties, and boatloads of hospitality are what sailors will enjoy at the third annual Culebra Heineken International Regatta (CHIR) and Culebra International Dinghy Regatta (CIDR). Last year, 74 boats with homeports ranging from the Puerto Rican mainland …

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Culebra – A Virgin Island Perfect for Cruisers

There are no marinas on Puerto Rico’s offshore island of Culebra. Nor is there overnight anchoring allowed in several bays due to their protected wildlife refuge status. There also aren’t any big chandleries, boat yards, or supermarkets. Yet, it is …

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1st Annual Culebra International Regatta

Superb starts and superior boat speed propelled by top-notch tactics led St. Maarten’s Frits Bus to victory in the Melges 24 Class, aboard his 2ContactCarib at the first annual Culebra International Regatta (CIR). The event was sailed out of the …

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Alfonso Tops 1st Annual Culebra Intl Optimist Regatta

Thirty junior sailors from all three US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico competed in the 1st annual Culebra International Optimist Regatta, held March 19 to 20, in conjunction with the inaugural big boat Caribbean International Regatta. Light winds made sailing …

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The Culebra International Regatta is Born!

A group of trend-setting Puerto Rican sailors has long kicked around the idea to host an international regatta out of the offshore island of Culebra. The time ripened early this year when the directors of Club Nautico de Puerto Rico …

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