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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Hot Racing, Cold Beer

St Maarten Heineken Regatta: El Ocaso, overall winner of CSA 3 and the regatta’s prestigious ‘Most Worthy Performance’ award. Photo: OceanMedia

The 36th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was a record affair. Eighty four yachts competed in the Gill Commodores Cup, the largest entry in its history and 193 boats participated in the three day Heineken Regatta. This year organisers …

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The Naming of Purple Heart

The Naming of the Purple Heart: The 26ft Dudley Dix raceboat Purple Heart built by students from Milton Peters College. Photo by the Editor

A rainbow hung over the Simpson Bay Lagoon as the naming ceremony for the Didy 26 race boat, built by high school students from Milton Peters College, got underway at the St. Maarten Shipyard in late February. With just days to …

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We Built a Race Boat!

We built a race boat!

Students at Milton Peters College (MPC) in Sint Maarten have built a boat which they will race in the Heineken Regatta. The boat, a Didi 26 designed by Dudley Dix, was constructed in the school’s carpentry department by an enthusiastic …

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Row Row Row Your Boat

Row, Row, Row Your Boat: All At Sea Editorial by Gary E. Brown, February 2016

As the editor of All At Sea, I am lucky enough to live on the Caribbean island of St. Martin/St. Maarten, one of the world’s great nautical crossroads. Arguably, Dutch St. Maarten led the marine industry forward taking the initiative …

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Caribbean News

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken regatta

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sunsail has once again established their partnership for the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. “For Sunsail, participation in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a perfect fit. We have a full fleet of boats …

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St. Martin Sea Rescue Service Awarded Prix de L’OMI

Honorary certificates for St. Martin lifeboat crew The St. Martin sea rescue service SNSM have been presented with an honorary certificate by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in recognition of the bravery and sense of duty shown by the volunteer crew …

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Let’s Start a Day Charter Business

“We’ll move to the Caribbean, buy a boat and make lots of money doing day charters. The living is easy and we get to sail and party every day. What could go wrong?” All At Sea asked Captain Neil Robert, …

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Meesmaecker Wins Third Heineken Light Laser Title

The fleet rounds the windward mark during the 26th Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships held in Orient Bay, St. Martin, on June 13-14. Photo Robert Luckock

Saint Barths’s Benoit Meesmaecker captured his third Laser title at the 26th Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championship in Orient Bay, St. Martin, on June 13-14 with a solid, near flawless display of tactical sailing to win eight races out …

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2015 Boatyard Round-Up. What’s New?

IMM Guadeloupe

Business at Caribbean boatyards booms during hurricane season. Here’s what’s new at a sampling of yards in both the Eastern and Western Caribbean. IMM, Guadeloupe People power is making this full-service yard in Pointe-A-Pitre an even bigger draw to owners …

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St. Martin Billfish Tournament

Blue Ocean bring a fish alongside

Only time separated the top three boats in the highly-competitive St. Martin Billfish Tournament, presented by Delta Petroleum, and hosted out of Marigot, June 2nd to 6th. That’s because anglers aboard Stars, Habalo & Co and Blue Ocean were the …

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Ten Caribbean Islands You Can Only Reach By Boat

Green Island, Antigua. Courtesy of Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua

You can’t reach these islands by planes, trains or automobiles. It takes a boat, private or public, sail or power, to get you to these delightful off-the-beaten track destinations.   Green Island, Antigua This private island, owned by the Mill …

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