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It’s a general theme being seen across the globe as the world goes hurtling into the scary, unknown and fast-moving territory of the 21st century: a retro revival. Sales in classic cars are up by a staggering 430 percent, there …

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Be a Volunteer!

VISAR volunteers in action. Photo courtesy of VISAR

Short-term seasonal cruisers to the Caribbean or life-long sailors who have made the region their home can make a difference to the islands’ people and wildlife. Here is a sampling of seven ways that you can volunteer.   2nd Life …

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Six Caribbean Maritime Museums Worth a Visit

The National Museum of Bermuda. Photo: National Museum of Bermuda

Surrounded by the sea, it’s not surprising that the Caribbean’s history is hugely nautical in nature. Here is a sampling of six maritime museums that are definitely worth a visit.   The National Museum of Bermuda View over 75,000 objects …

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Caribbean Regatta Parties – How Important Are They?

Shaggy performs at Antigua Race Week. Photo: Ted Martin/www.photofantasyantigua.com

Caribbean regattas are known for their rum and reggae parties. Yet how important are these shindigs to sailors, regatta organizers and sponsors? All At Sea asked all three groups to weigh-in on this question. The answers may surprise you! First, …

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Best in the West Fishing Tournament

Champion Male Angler Glen Irish (left) receives his winnings from Dr. Kelvin Charles. Photo: Kimberley Hall

The weather didn’t cooperate but the fish sure did at the 11th Best in the West Fishing Tournament, held out of Jolly Harbor Marina, November 8th. The thirteen boats and 50 anglers that braved the rains and dense floating stands …

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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

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  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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