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2014 Heineken Regatta

Andy Budgen’s Volvo 70 Monster Project put on a ‘Southern Ocean’ performance. Photo: Gary Brown/OceanMedia

The 2014 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the Caribbean’s largest annual yacht-racing affair, was this year also one of the most competitive editions in the event’s long, 34-year history. In roughly half of the fleet’s 20 separate classes, nothing was decided ... Read More »

Top Ten Anchorages in the Caribbean

1. St. Pierre, Martinique: Impressive Mont Pelée volcano, a black sand beach and the historic waterfront comprise this number one view

We asked long-time Caribbean cruiser and All At Sea contributor Liesbet Collaert to put together a photo-essay of the ten most scenic anchorages in the Caribbean. Liesbet says: “Prep your boat, lift anchor and sail to one of these Caribbean ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Saving the Blue Means Going Green

Trish Cronan, President of the Caribbean Yacht Brokers Association showing water bottles saved from landfills by charter yachts using their own water or reusable bottles

Green is the new blue when it comes to marine conservation in the Caribbean. Marina operators, regatta officials and charter yacht organizations are all doing their part to preserve and protect the region’s seas and its surroundings. Why? Firstly, visitor ... Read More »

Chartering in the Leeward Islands

Photos by Tom Wuckovich

Sailing vacations have been an integral part of my life for more than 30 years. I have been fortunate to share this experience with friends and family on almost every occasion. Most developed the same passion for charters as I ... Read More »