Will Your Anchor Hold?

Dropping the hook in Tobago Cays. Photo: Sharon Matthews-Stevens: www.sherryspix.com

So, we drop the hook in the lagoon in St. George’s harbour in Grenada, do a cursory anchor watch, cast off the dinghy and take the ferry to Carriacou for a day of sun and fun. Upon our return early …

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South Florida Angler Visits Caribbean in Pursuit of Record

On her way to a Billfish Royal Slam – Julie Crispin seen here with Ryan Thurner, mate of Marlin Magic in Kona, Hawaii

A Billfish Royal Slam is for most a lifetime sports fishing achievement. Julie Crispin, of Stuart, Florida, has set out to accomplish the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) recognized feat of catching, tagging and releasing nine specific billfish species in 12 …

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Saunders Yachtworks adds New Long Term Dry Storage

Saunders Yachtworks now offers long term dry storage

Saunders Yachtworks has added one more item to its portfolio of marine-related service: long-term dry storage. According to Saunders CEO John Fitzgerald, starting November 1, customers will be able to store their boats for an extended period of time in a …

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Sailing with Charlie: The Renaissance Man

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This meaningless question is often asked by adults of five year olds at family gatherings with a comical response expected, or at least a response that would lead to further …

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Living Righteously While Practicing What You Preach

I was dozing off on the Singapore bus, returning to Ganesh after a day attempting to figure out how to promote my latest book while lying around my cockpit in Southeast Asia. It was a complicated marketing problem—and I pride myself …

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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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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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Volvo Penta Names New Dealer in Bermuda

Spar Yard, Bermuda

Volvo Penta of the Americas have appointed Spar Yard Marine Solutions as an authorized sales and service dealer in Bermuda. With a rich sailing legacy, the island of Bermuda will host the 35th annual Americas Cup and given its geographical location, …

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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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Destination: Culebra

Puerto Rico destinations

Much of Culebra’s southern shoreline looks as if Robinson Crusoe would feel at home there. Near deserted strips of white sand beaches are dotted with palm trees, the rocky coastline is inhabited primarily by seabirds, and the green hillsides are …

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The Dish: Farmers Market

farmers market

The weather may be getting cooler, but your produce choices are heating up; a perfect excuse to visit your local farmers market. SPICY PASTA WITH TINKERBELL PEPPERS, CHERRY TOMATOES AND PINE NUTS Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: …

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Top Ten Reasons to Cruise the Caribbean

Natural beauty - The Baths, Virgin Gorda

You have heard it said that the Caribbean is one of the best cruising grounds in the world! But if you are new to cruising, how do you know that this area is really as great as everybody says? Whether …

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