Charter Yacht Society 2016 BVI Culinary Contest

Chef Georgia Stoica’s winning Chocolate Lobster Mafongo. Photo by Paul Hubbard, Rainbow photography, BVI

Chef Georgia Stoica, of the 58ft catamaran Secret Oasis, blew the competition out of the water at the Charter Yacht Society 2016 BVI Culinary Contest. Her winning dish, Chocolate Lobster Mafongo cup filled with Mount Gay rum flambé lobster tail …

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Two New Cruising Guides

THE CRUISING GUIDE TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, 18TH EDITION THE CRUISING GUIDE TO THE WINDWARD ISLANDS 18TH EDITION Two splendid cruising guides that are essential reading for any yacht, of any size, bound for the Caribbean. We begin with the 18th edition …

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International SeaKeepers Society 20th Anniversary

  Working with the yachting community to promote globally-significant oceanographic research, conservation and education to protect the seas has been the mission of the International SeaKeepers Society since it started in 1998. Celebrating its Emerald Anniversary, this Coral Gables, Florida-headquartered …

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Caribbean Regattas

Caribbean Regattas

Dear All At Sea, The essence of Caribbean Regattas: The ‘Shared Experienced’ and how events may use it to create marketing success. Go sailing by yourself in Caribbean waters and you will likely enjoy it. But create a situation in …

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Reef Navigation Using Satellite Images

Image by Christian Feldbauer

Many atolls and reef areas have only sketchy charts or are entirely uncharted. Of course, reef navigation means a great deal of eye-ball navigation – regardless of chart availability. Nevertheless, it helps a lot knowing beforehand where the navigable channels …

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Avoiding Collisions with Colregs

Contrary to popular belief, the phrase ‘right of way’ is never mentioned once in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCS). Prior to 1977, vessels were called either burdened or privileged in potential collision situations, which may have …

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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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