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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 »

Teach Kids to Fish

Photo: Jimmy Lovel

Sports fishing is a great way to have fun around the water with kids, says Capt. Mike Pigott, who operates NightWing Charters out of Antigua. “This is one reason why all three of the Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing Club’s ... Read More »

Caribbean Fall Charter Yacht Show Preview 2013

Antigua Charter Yacht Show

The Caribbean’s crewed charter yacht season kicks off with three broker shows. These floating open houses not only feature an outstanding selection of well-outfitted yachts, they are also a chance for brokers to get to know the islands, island happenings ... Read More »

Caribbean Boatyard Update

Antigua – Jolly Harbour

September is the Caribbean’s peak month for hurricanes. It’s also one of the busiest months for boatyards. Here is a sampling of ‘What’s New’ in yards throughout the region. Subbase Drydock, St. Thomas, USVI A second drydock built in 2012 ... Read More »

How To Get Your Captain’s License?

Students practice sun sights during their OnDeck Yachtmaster course. Photo courtesy of OnDeck

A change of career is what led Tim Scarisbrick to become an officially credentialed yacht captain. “I realized that I wanted to go sailing full time, make it a career,” says Scarisbrick. Five years ago, the former British Navy helicopter ... Read More »

August 2013 Caribbean News

Docks at the IGY American Yacht Harbor Marina come alive with fishermen and spectators for the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament. Photo: Dean Barnes

Get ready for Marlin Fest! August 16–22 The Cayman Islands are known for their Pirate’s Week. Antigua is celebrated for its Sailing Week and Wimbledon well known for its ultimate tennis competition. Likewise, Virgin Islands’ waters are famous for their ... Read More »

Carriacou’s Sail Loft – In Stitches

The famous motorcycle and sidecar. Photo by Janet Hein

The saying ‘big things come in small packages’ certainly describes Carriacou’s sail loft, cleverly known as In Stitches. It’s a three-person show, owned and operated by Andy Smelt, which can make or repair pretty much any sail that blows into ... Read More »