St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

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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World’s Fastest Cruising Catamaran Launched in STX

An artist’s impression of Fujin catamaran under sail

It didn’t happen in South Africa, Great Britain, China or even Australia, all countries known for constructing cutting-edge catamarans. Instead, likely the world’s fastest cruising catamaran – with the potential to hit 30 knots – was built in the Caribbean, specifically …

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Ten Top Caribbean Food Festivals

  Explore ashore! There’s no better way to discover the flavors of the different Caribbean islands than to sample your way through one or more of the many Caribbean food festivals that take place annually. Here’s ten favorites to whet …

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VISA — A Role Model for Caribbean MNAs

Photo by Dean Barnes

The St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John Yacht Clubs are recognized for producing first-rate regattas and world-class sailors. However, far fewer folks realize that the driving force behind sailing in the USVI is the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA), …

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St Croix International Regatta

Stan Joines, winner of Non-Spinnaker and his weight in rum, had an all youth crew. Photo: Trish Rhodes

The chance to win rum, and lots of it, drew 25 boats from the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to race in the St. Croix Yacht Club’s International Regatta, hosted out of Teague Bay, November 14th …

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Guys Lead in Annual Guy/Gal Fishing Tournament

Team Living the Dream was Best Boat for the Guys day of fishing in the Guy/Gal Tournament. Photo: Alda E. Anduze

A team on one of the smallest boats caught the biggest and most pounds of fish to win the two-day overall top prize in the Golden Hook Fishing Club’s 15th Annual Guy/Gal Fishing Tournament, held October 4th – 5th out …

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Destination: Sailing the U.S. Virgin Islands

A study in blue - Buck Island anchorage, St Croix. Photo: Shane C McClellan  www.svGuidingLight.com

Some may think of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) as the entry point for cruising to the British Virgin Islands or Spanish Virgin Islands. Yet St. Thomas, as well as its sibling islands of St. John and St. Croix, were …

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Caribbean Holiday Parades, Parties and Parang

Saint Kitts and Nevis Christmas Carnival

The spirit of the Christmas season is something special throughout the Caribbean. What’s more, many island festivities – parades, parties and parang (music), for example – are ether nautical in nature and close enough that you can reach them or …

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New Owner for St. Croix Marine

The team at St. Croix Marine

The latest buzz on the marine scene in St. Croix is the new ownership at St. Croix Marine. George Custer, who has captained megayachts around the Caribbean and world for the past three decades, including most recently the St. Croix-based …

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Trends in Power Catamaran Boat Design

Artist’s impression of the proposed power trimaran. Photos courtesy of Gold Coast Yachts

Charter operators, sports fishermen and ferry owners prioritize function and bottom line when choosing a power catamaran boat. When finding out what’s new in this arena, there’s no one better to ask than the team at Gold Coast Yachts in …

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All Ages Compete at Chandler Sunfish Regatta

Sunfish start. Photo: Kim Sanford

There were two facets to the St. Croix Yacht Club hosted 2nd Annual Bill Chandler Sunfish Regatta in February that few if any other sailing competitions in the Caribbean can claim: the singlehanded sailors ranged in age from 11 to …

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Twofersure Wins Golden Hook Challenge

TwoFerSure, Top Boat in the Golden Hook Challenge (from left) Edward Beach (Top Angler), Tom Sedgwick, Jim Collington and Steve Smith. Photo: Alda Anduze

The marlin played hard to get at the 21st Golden Hook Challenge, hosted by St. Croix’s Golden Hook Fishing Club on March 1 to 2. In the end, it was two decades of experience fishing in this tournament (including three …

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NEWS: Simpson Bay Lagoon Causeway Bridge in operation

Simpson Bay Lagoon Causeway. Photo: OceanMedia

Simpson Bay Lagoon Causeway Bridge in operation Sint Maarten – The new causeway bridge spanning the Simpson Bay Lagoon opened to vehicular and maritime traffic in late December. The 2508ft (760m) causeway supports two lanes of traffic and is accessed …

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