Painkiller Cup Attracts Unique, Strong Paddlers

Painkiller Cup: Kieran Grant, of Freedom City Surf, starts the first leg of the Painkiller Cup at Trellis Bay. Photo by Todd VanSickle

At the start of the fourth annual Painkiller Cup, boats filled with spectators followed the action along Tortola’s north shore cheering loudly as Bruno Mars’ hit song “Uptown Funk” blared through the air. For some paddlers, the cheering and music …

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Caribbean News: Mercury Marine

Caribbean News: Mercury Marine

News from Mercury Marine Mercury Marine has announced the global introduction of its new 40hp and 60hp SeaPro FourStroke engines. Engineered to deliver longer engine life while maintaining the power and performance necessary to get the job done, the 40hp …

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Marina Developments in Coral Bay, St. John

Marina Developments in Coral Bay, St. John: Artist’s impression of the Yacht Club at Summer’s End. Graphics courtesy of The Summer’s End Group, LLC

St. John, the 19-square-mile U.S. Virgin Island located east of St. Thomas and southwest of Tortola, BVI, is the only major Virgin Island, U.S. or British, without a marina. Now, there are two marina projects currently proposed. Proponents say a …

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Caribbean News: WSV Curacao Windsurfing Series 2015 Award Ceremony

Caribbean News: WSV Curacao Windsurfing Series 2015 Award Ceremony

WSV Curaçao Windsurfing Series 2015 Award Ceremony The official Award Ceremony of the 2015 WSV Curaçao Windsurfing Series took place at the ‘Surf village’ Saint Joris Bay in January. This important competition, organized by The Windsurfing Association of Curaçao (WSVC) and in cooperation with …

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Hauling Out Catamarans in South Florida

Hauling out Catamarans in South Florida

After spending almost a quarter century under sail, cruising catamarans are my favorite boats. As a professional captain, I have crossed oceans and seas on monohulls, catamarans and trimarans of all sizes, but it is always aboard a cat I …

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Dominica the Island of 365 Rivers

Dominica, the Island of 365 Rivers:The anchorage, Portsmouth. Photo by Monica Pisani

Journey, our 42ft sloop, Captain Jonathan, and I, his loyal first mate, started our sailing adventure in December 2013 leaving from Florida. We sailed the Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, as we made our way south, stopping at …

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