South Florida News: Marine Industry Day

Marine Industry Day

Marine Industry Day Set for June 18 Educational games, a pirate show, propeller races, water taxi rides and boat displays, plus live music and food trucks, are just a few of the activities scheduled for the Marine Industries Association of …

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The Dish: Enough to Make Your Mouth Water

mouth watering

Summer has arrived along with some mouthwatering ingredients, so let’s start the day with a great breakfast. Make meal-planning a snap with these quick, healthy, and delicious recipes.   ASPARAGUS WRAPPED WITH SMOKED SALMON AND SCRAMBLED EGG Prep time: 5 minutes. Cooking …

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Caribbean News: Budget Marine Trinidad & Tobago

Budget Marine Trinidad Tobago : Customers look around Budget Marine’s new outlet at the Trinidad & Tobago Yacht Club

Budget Marine opens new outlet at Trinidad & Tobago Yacht Club Budget Marine Trinidad has opened a new outlet at the Trinidad & Tobago Yacht Club (TTYC) on Western Main Road, Bayshore. This project was initiated over a year ago in …

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Beautiful Warderick Wells

Warderick Wells Bahamas : The moorings at Warderick Wells … a study in blue. Photo by Monica Pisani

At low tide, the scenery changed with the birth of a white sandy island in the middle of the bay. It offered a wonderful moment to relax, swim, walk, and absorb the beauty that will forever be inside our hearts. …

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Caribbean News: Sea Hawk Paints Caribbean Collaboration Tour

Sea Hawk Paints Caribbean Collaboration

Sea Hawk Paints announce ten-country Caribbean tour The ten-country tour will take the form of Customer Advisory Meetings with prominent marine equipment distributors, boat builders and marine service centers throughout the Caribbean, and will involve experienced dealers and marine service experts …

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Florida Bay in Dire Need of Freshwater

Florida Bay die off: A fish kill in Florida Bay includes dead toadfish, mullet, pinfish and redfish. Photo by Pete Frezza with Florida Keys Audubon

Dying and dead floating seagrass and fish kills from low dissolved oxygen in Florida Bay are a main topic of conversation in the Florida Keys. According to the Everglades Foundation, lack of freshwater flow has killed 50,000 acres of sea …

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Slowing Devices: Cheapo Drogues for Cheapo Sailors

Slowing devices : The modified drogue and the experimental Flat Fat Drogue undergoing tests in the swimming pool

Very few Caribbean vessels sport the type of offshore safety gear that is common aboard an Indian Ocean cruising vessel. Just in terms of commercial drogues (slowing devices) we carry a Shark, Burke Sea Brake, Gale Rider, and a Paratech …

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Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic

Blue Marlin Classic: Top Team, Auspicious. Photography courtesy of Richard Gibson

It was finding elusive yet highly prized blue marlin – and lots of them – that led to the Top Boat and Top Angler winners in the Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic. Fished out of Marina Casa de Campo, …

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Barbados International Fishing Tournament

Barbados International Fishing Tournament: Champion Boat, Grey Ghost, from Barbados with owner Greg Ward (fourth from right). Photo courtesy of Barbados Game Fishing Association

A keen focus on catching and releasing billfish is what earned Gregory Ward and his Barbadian team aboard his Bertram 54, Grey Ghost, title of Champion Boat in the 27th Barbados International Fishing Tournament. Likewise, it was close attention paid especially …

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VX One Class Helps Celebrate 45 Years of BVISR

VX One Class: One-design racing makes for close racing at the mark. Photo by Todd VanSickle

The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival celebrated its 45th anniversary at the end of March, and for the most part the event stayed true to itself with around island racing and late night entertainment on the beach all situated …

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The Challenges and Joys of Cooking at Sea

Cooking at Sea: Pizza being made on a two-burner stove by Connie McBride. Connie McBride

Cooking at sea is vital to full bellies, high energy and happy boaters. Yet it can be a challenge over long passages, stormy weather and space considerations. Sailors need not live on a diet of peanut butter. Many a cruiser …

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Six Reasons to Charter the Caribbean in the Summer

Charter Caribbean: Xenia catamarans. Photo courtesy of Regency Yacht Vacations

The Caribbean is one of the best-kept secrets in terms of charter destinations come the summer. That’s because while many folks head to perennially favorite spots like the Mediterranean or New England, there are unique advantages to chartering in the …

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Sailing with Charlie: Terminology and the Neophyte

sailing with charlie terminology

Landlubbers often have a very hard time when it comes to understanding nautical terminology and undoubtedly it’s challenging; almost like learning a whole new language. Terms like gollywobbler, gooseneck, slippery hitch and barber-hauler are all part of this lingo as …

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