Jamaica

Fair Prospect Wins Port Antonio Billfish Tournament

The Red Stripe winning Team, Fair Prospect

Well-oiled teamwork and a little help from above earned the team aboard the 52ft Tiara, Fair Prospect, the Top Boat prize in the 53rd Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament, in Jamaica. The blow-through of Hurricane Matthew shortened the event from …

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Caribbean Boatyard Update

Subbase Drydock, St. Thomas

Fall is the time many Caribbean boaters put their yacht on the hard to get work done in the yard. Here is an update on what’s new in yards in the Caribbean.   PUERTO RICO “We cleaned out the entire …

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Jamaica’s Updated Hyperbaric Chamber

Photography courtesy of Peter Gayle

Jamaica’s new hyperbaric treatment facility at the Discovery Bay Marine Lab (DBML) has been in operation since March 2013. Though chambers typically last a long time, the old one had been in use since 1976, so the new chamber is …

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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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37 Marlin at Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament

Dr. Ron DuQuesnay (far left) Chair, Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association Ltd., presents Top Boat Trophy to Val Chung, owner of Kingfisher II, with Kingfisher II crew and fellow anglers. Photo courtesy of Courtney Cousins. Email: coutrneysphotos@hotmaail.com

There wasn’t the chaos of last year when Hurricane Sandy blew straight through the middle of the Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament (PAIMT). However, there was an exciting commotion to see who would ultimately win this year’s 50th Anniversary PAIMT, …

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Biennial Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race

After a relatively mellow light-air start, George Sakellaris’ 72ft Reichel Pugh Shockwave eventually enjoyed double-digit reaching conditions to become first-to-finish, first in IRC division and first overall at the 31st biennial Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race presented by Appleton …

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Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament

Team Diana beat the fleet and the ravages of Hurricane Sandy to win the 49th Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament (PAIMT), held October 20th to 28th out of Port Antonio, Jamaica, and hosted by the Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association. …

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Errol Flynn Marina Docklines for September 2012

301-foot-yacht-errol-flynn-marina

NEW AREA CODE? NOT REALLY –  With Jamaica’s recent clean sweep of all medals in the men’s 200 metres at  “London 2012”, the rumour quickly circulated that the government was changing the country’s area code to “One, Two, Three”!  Not …

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10 Days Until the Jamaica International Fishermen’s Day Regatta!

Jamaica Fishermen Co-Operative Union Presents… International Fishermen’s Day Regatta 2012 “Protecting the Environment for Sustainable Fishing” Saturday, JUNE 30th!!  Coming up Quick! Whitehouse, Fishing Beach in Westmoreland Gates open at 10AM Got to love a FREE Admission Fishing Tournament in …

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Whats NEW at the Caribbean Boatyards

Boatyards throughout the Caribbean offer everything from routine maintenance to extensive haul-out facilities and services for sail and power boaters. Here's a sample of ‘What's New' in yards on a number of islands.

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