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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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Christmas Caribbean Rally

Christmas Day on Southern Child

What better place to enjoy Christmas than in the Caribbean where the sun shines and the sand on the beach is as white as snow? The second annual Christmas Caribbean Rally leaves Lanzarote on Sunday December 14th bound across the …

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Sedulous Salvaged

Photo by Tara Bouis

Just after 4am, a light appeared on the horizon. The small rowboat had been adrift in the Atlantic for over a month, but her navigation light maintained her vigil as bright as when she had started her journey across the …

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Top 10 Snorkeling Spots in the Eastern Caribbean

Underwater sculptures, Grenada

What could be better than to jump in and snorkel straight from your boat? It’s the epitome of cruising. Everyone has their own preferences but there is something to see in almost every anchorage. And you don’t need to snorkel …

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Tina Westwood: Shots to Yachts in Antigua


  The roots of Tina Westwood’s business, taking care of Antigua’s yacht owners, first sprouted when she was 19-years-old. A girlfriend asked if she’d like to work on a yacht that was sailing across the Atlantic. This question triggered Westwood’s …

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Antigua Sailing Week 2014 Results

Great sailing in Antigua. Photo: Tim Wright

Antigua Sailing Week was one of the first international yachting regattas to be held in the Caribbean. Back in the late 60s, The Nicholson family had a yacht charter business based in Antigua and ‘Race Week’ as it was called …

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 Results!

Classics try their hand at match racing! © Onne Van Der Wal/Panerai

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai was blessed with superb sailing conditions. The spectacle of magnificent traditional yachts, barrelling through Caribbean surf, was a truly amazing sight. For five days, the trade winds played ball – 20 plus …

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Sixty for the RORC Caribbean 600

Shockwave took the overall win on corrected time. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

The sixth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 had a record entry of 60 yachts with 682 sailors taking part. All At Sea’s Louay Habib looks at why the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Caribbean 600 is proving irresistible to …

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ASW 2014 Lay Day Action

Yesterday (Wednesday) at Antigua Sailing Week was Lay Day – the last of which I attended in 1995 and saw the “biscuit eating/ wet T Shirt/ drink all you can” contests version… fast forward to 2014 and the Nonsuch Bay …

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“Close” racing in Antigua

Bernie Even-Wong drives his Mumm 36 High Tension to windward

It takes a night and some thought to make sense of all of the action of the day before when racing with 100 other boats that start in a 2 mile area.  Lots to think about and keep track of. …

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