Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta

Valentines Regatta: This photo: Jonty and Vicky Layfield’s J11S, Sleeper. Below right: Robbie Ferron (right) and Team Budget Marine / Micron 99 won their class with eight bullets and received the award for ‘Best start of the Regatta’

  With fun dinghy racing for all the family, three days of competitive round-the-cans keel boat racing plus a new offshore race featuring one of the world’s fastest multihulls, the Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta was the place to be. Sponsored …

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Food Yacht Takes To The Seas

Food Yacht: Chef Lindemann, owner of Food Yacht, preparing lunch. Photo courtesy of Food Yacht

“People have been trying on and off the concept of selling food afloat in this area. It’s a tough business. You need to put a lot of skills together – mechanic, electrician, business person, sailor and chef.” There’s nothing better …

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The Brighter Side of Bigger Boats and Smaller Brains

Bigger Boats: Cap'n Fatty Goodlander: Fatty in Singapore hanging out with his old cruising buddies from Turkey

I have spent my lifetime—particularly my professional life—extolling the virtues of small and simple craft. I’ve done this so well that I am now able to live aboard a large, complicated craft. Ah, sweet success! People often ask my religion and …

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Sunset Key Cottages: Key West Luxury Getaway

Key West Luxury Getaway:Photo courtesy of Sunset Key Cottages Resort

The Florida Keys is a worthy destination for any boater, having plenty to offer those seeking adventure, relaxation or both. A boating mecca, the Keys provide anchorages, marinas and boater friendly hotels that offer dockage and a respite from an …

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The Dish: “Mad About May” Fish Tacos

The Dish: Mad About May Fish tacos

May is my transition month from the Caribbean back to North Carolina. During the winter season I have enjoyed tasting and rating Fish Tacos, which have become very popular. My favorite was from Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill on Water Island.   …

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Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

What started as the Bill Chandler Sunfish Memorial Regatta three years ago has now dropped Sunfish from the name in order to welcome competitors in Optimist, Club 420s and Lasers. It’s a move the late Chandler, an avid sailor, long-time …

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All At Sea Goes to the Movies!

All At Sea goes to the Movies

The Caribbean is a film-makers paradise and you can sail to many of the locations where some of the great box office hits were shot in recent years. Our senior writer Carol Bareuther put on her critic’s cap and came …

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Yacht Safety: Oxygen Deprivation Corrosion

yacht safety: Oxygen deprivation corrosion:The propeller shaft inside the tube, where you can’t see it, is prone to crevice corrosion. Photo: OceanMedia

Recently a senior pilot for US Airways told me that on commercial airplanes all operational hours are meticulously logged, and how regulations dictate that essential mechanical and electronic parts are replaced after a certain number of hours regardless of whether …

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Sailing With Charlie: Superyachts

Sailing With Charlie: Superyachts Graphics by Christine Taylor

Mega Yachts and Super Yachts have only been of passing interest to Charlie, him being more of a traditionalist, but when Charlie is asked to write a story about any facet of boats and the sea he jumps at it …

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New Products

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SELF-DRAINING PORTHOLES Portholes mounted on angled surfaces can trap residual water from rain and spray, making it impossible to open the port without getting wet. The Newport series of self-draining portholes from Beckson Marine are uniquely designed to prevent water …

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