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The Joy of Nautical Event Volunteering

Nautical Event Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood and often the unsung heroes behind so many nautical events in the Caribbean, such as sailing regattas, fishing tournaments and charter yacht shows. Yet long hours and hard work come with a definite upside, and it’s …

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His Last Sail: In Honor of Mr. Albert Hughes

Albert Hughes

In early January we were anchored in Anguilla’s Road Bay, enjoying the calm after the Christmas winds. Life on the beach was workboat casual – a constant stream of small vessels loaded with tourists, divers and folk who fish. The …

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Remembering BOB GREISER

Bob Grieser. Photo: OceanMedia

While I was writing the Editor’s Log, news came in of the death of one of the all-time great marine photographers and photojournalists Bob Grieser. Bob was a one off, a character. His camera was an extension of his being …

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50 Years of Island Water World

Island Water World's Headquarters in St Maarten

On March 2nd, 2017 Island Water World celebrates its 50th year in business serving the marine community of the Caribbean. Initially established by Harry Draper, the business was first located in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, quite close to the Courthouse. The …

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Bahia Redonda Marina – Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

From its inception and with the help of its owners, the Bahia Redonda Marina in Puerto La Cruz has been a free range, no kill animal sanctuary. Over the years many cruisers have taken on the job to help with …

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That Little Boat is Going to Cross the Atlantic?!

Little Boat Undaunted

In 2011 Matt Kent, bosun of the tall ship Niagara, was picking old oakum out of the deck in Erie, Pennsylvania, when he had an epiphany.  “I wonder, he ruminated, what the smallest sailboat ever to cross the Atlantic was”?  Just like …

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Creating New Traditions

Sunset December 24, 2013 from Sandy Key, Florida

My husband and I grew up in large families with great holiday traditions centered around lots of food, music and love. My family celebrated Christmas Eve at Gran and Pop’s with a formal turkey dinner while Clint’s family had Christmas …

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Florida Anchoring: So Who Owns the Sunset?

Photo by Rick Caroselli

Quick, what do Ponce de Leon, Osceola, Harry Truman, Ernest Hemingway, and Jimmy Buffet all have in common? They traveled in, and anchored their boats on the waterways of Florida. From the time of the first European settlers 450 years …

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Grenada is the HOT SPOT for New Year’s Eve

Enjoy the Fireworks at Marina Port Louis on New Year's Eve

If you’ve ever spent the festive season in the Caribbean, you’ll know how much fun it really is. Grenada has by far the most joyful and jubilant celebrations of all the islands and this year it will be outdoing itself …

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Ivar Carty – From Father To Son

Part of the day’s catch in Ivar’s boat. Photo by Jan Hein

One of Anguilla’s legends, Ivar Carty, was an unpretentious mariner known around the island as Ivar the Diver. Each morning, weather permitting, he launched a 12ft boat from his home on the beach, climbing in with a bailer, buckets and …

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Walter Duke + Partners Celebrates 40 Years

Walter Duke and Partners

Fort Lauderdale was still a seasonal town with little development back in 1975 when Bob Clobus, fresh out of the U.S. Army Finance Corp in Vietnam, founded the commercial real estate valuation firm that is now Walter Duke + Partners. …

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Sailing with Charlie: Fishing Karma

fishing karma

I wrote a story not long ago about how we humans could learn a lesson or two from our underwater world. As we dive or snorkel through the clear warm waters of our coral reefs we see no signs of aggression …

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Dream Vacations and a Touch of Wind

dream vacations

This month we take our annual look at what’s new on the charter scene. This is always a popular feature, for who wouldn’t want to sail to sun-kissed islands, while an attentive crew panders to their every whim? Over the …

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