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Silver Queen

It wasn’t in the script but it highlights what can happen when things go wrong at sea. The Silver Queen, a classic 78ft sport fishing boat sank while docking in Marigot, St. Martin in February. The incident occurred when a …

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St Martin Billfish Tournament Celebrates 20th Year

There’s more ways to win in this emerald anniversary event, set for June 21-24 off the waterfront in Marigot, St. Martin. New is the addition of ‘The Billfish Challenge’, a high-stakes, $5,000 optional buy-in where the winner takes all. “Onshore, our local …

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta – Mariella Returns

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Mariella Returns

Mariella, the 1938-launched, 80-foot Alfred Mylne-designed Bermudan yawl, returns this month to race in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta after a two-year hiatus. It’s something owner Carlo Falcone, proprietor of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina in Falmouth Harbour, has looked …

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Clément – Select Barrel Rhum Agricoles

Clément – Select Barrel Rhum Agricoles

“Employee Recommended,” read the starburst on the shelf in front of Clément Select Barrel Rhum Agricoles from Martinique. Years ago, we were given a bottle of Clément X.O. which Terry secretly hid for herself because she enjoyed it so much. …

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Exploring Southern Eleuthera

Exploring Southern Eleuthera

I left you as we just went south through Current Cut in Eleuthera. We are now going to continue traveling south on the west side of the island, which is also the bank side. Your first stop, Glass Window is an …

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New Reels Catch Fish So Purchase Some – COLREGS

colregs

Sailors are notorious for having poor memories, perhaps due to the copious amounts of rum they have imbibed. Whatever the reason, over the years they have developed memory tools that aid in information retention and these aids are called mnemonics. …

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Sayonara, St. John

Sayonara …

On a Sunday in June 2016, we sailed our boat, Violet, out of Coral Bay, St John, USVI, for the last time. Looking back at the harbor we had moved to at the start of this adventure seven years before, …

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Underwater Photography 101

Underwater Photography 101

I got into underwater photography shortly after learning how to scuba dive in the very early ‘90s. I already owned a near-top-of-the-line Nikon SLR, so it was a natural to put it in a housing and take it below the surface. …

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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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The Basics of Onboard Drone Flying

DJI Inspire with camera

Have you ever looked through binoculars at the masthead to see why a halyard is fouled or to see what has chafed? If you have, you will know how difficult it is to see anything clearly and have probably had …

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Day-Tripping to Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke

Boats anchored off two distant strips of white sand beach are the only signs of civilization you see when sailing to the island of Jost Van Dyke. One, White Bay, to the east, and the other, Great Harbour, to the …

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