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Taco Marine Easy To Install Rub Rail Kits

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent.

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent. Replacing damaged or worn out rub rail is easy …

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Sailors to Race to Cuba in a Cultural Exchange

Key West Cuba Race Week and Conch Republic Cup

The second annual Conch Republic Cup/Key West Cuba Race Week set for Jan. 22-to Feb. 3 is the only triangle race to Cuba, visiting two ports, Marina Gaviota in Varadero and Marina Hemingway in Havana, and includes the challenging return …

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PFD for Handles Protect, Adds Flotation

Accidently scratching the gelcoat or paint on a boat while washing it is a thing of the past with Shurhold Industries’ new Handle Mate PFD.

  Accidently scratching the gelcoat or paint on a boat while washing it is a thing of the past with Shurhold Industries’ new Handle Mate PFD. It protects boat surfaces from scratches, dings and other blemishes that can be caused …

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New Look for Spinlock’s Most Popular Lifejacket

Spinlock’s popular lifejacket, the Deckvest LITE, has been given a stunning new clean and contemporary look for 2017

  Spinlock’s popular lifejacket, the Deckvest LITE, has been given a stunning new clean and contemporary look for 2017. Spinlock have also launched a new model, the Deckvest LITE+, which now comes with a harness. The latest Deckvest collection features …

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Building a Vision for Grenada’s Sailing Youth

The plywood molds in place. Photos by Steve Brett

Don’t wait for your boat to come in: build it yourself! That’s the variation on the old motto adopted by Rene Froehlich of Sailing School Grenada to realize his vision of improving sailing opportunities for young people on the island. …

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Derek Bongaertz Wins Curaçao Sunfish Championship

On the Podium (from left): Tijn van der Gulik (2nd), Derek Bongaertz (Champion) and Darius Bérénos (3rd)

The 43rd National Championship for the Sunfish Class, organized by the Curaçao Sunfish Sailing Association, was held the third weekend of September. Sunfish sailors battled over two days for the prestigious title of Champion of Curaçao, both days with plenty …

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Caribbean Racing Season 2017: January to March

RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC Caribbean 600/ELWJ Photography

Here’s what, where, when and how you can jump aboard during the peak Caribbean racing season. January 16-24: Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series Break records on January 21 at the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Race. “We have 14 …

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Antigua Bermuda Race Gathers Pace

Over 40 yachts have expressed their interest in the Antigua Bermuda Race. Organized by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the inaugural race coincides with the finish of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week and the …

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Ronstan North America Staff Changes

Promoting from within, Ronstan has announced the appointment of a new CEO and Commercial Manager-Marine for their North American operation. These changes are part of a worldwide reorganization led by the recent retirement of longtime CEO, Alistair Murray, and subsequent …

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The Schooner Columbia’s Caribbean Debut

Photos by Jan Hein

When Columbia, the replica of a 141ft Gloucester Fishing Schooner, rounded the point into Antigua’s Falmouth Harbor for the first time, nearby bars and eateries emptied out. Customers fled their seats, hurrying dockside to check out the vessel that had …

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Bonaire Sailing Regatta and Festival

Time to celebrate – the crew of La Dolce Vita, winners in Racing Class 2 and Overall Winners of the 2016 Bonaire Regatta. Photos by Cisca Rusch

Junior sailors ruled at the 49th Bonaire Sailing Regatta and Festival, held in October on Kralendijk’s Bay just north of Klein Bonaire. Out of six categories, Curaçao’s Sea Scouts from the Mgr. Verriet Group picked up trophies in two categories: …

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Aruba International Regatta 2016

On the podium at the Aruba International Regatta

The J35 Dash has now won the Aruba International Regatta an unprecedented six times in a row. Some 35 vessels from around the ABC Islands crewed by people from as far away as the US, Colombia, Venezuela, the Netherlands and …

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New Services Planned for Renovated YCCS BVI

Beautiful Virgin Gorda, home to Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, BVI

Renovations to Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) BVI, in Virgin Gorda, will offer both pampering as well as practical services to visiting yachtsmen when completed this winter. On the creature comfort front, new and expanded services will include extensive provisioning …

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