St. Barth Cata Cup: Belgians in First Place

2015 St. Barth Cata Cup Teams from around the world competed in the 8th edition of the Saint Barth Cata Cup. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

The weekend of November 18-22 marked the eighth annual St Barth Cata Cup, a competition for F18 catamarans. Organized locally, the event has attracted attention on an international basis, with competitors from a dozen countries coming to this tiny French …

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Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!® Keys Weekend

Ladies aboard Blue Chip Too on Florida Keys Ladies Fishing class

Sixty women came from around the country to learn from the pros at the award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” Keys University, November 13-15 at BPOE Elks, Tavernier, Fla. The “No-Yelling School of Fishing” featured a mix of classroom presentations …

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High Praise for the Lowly Baro

High Praise for the Lowly Barometer Sailing Humor by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander

Just moments after Evangelista Torricelli invented the barometer in 1643, some poetic graffiti artist (Bobby Fitzroy, actually) wrote the words STORMY, VERY DRY, FAIR, CHANGE, and RAIN on its face—and doomed the instrument to the quasi-mystical category forever. Well, up …

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Caribbean News

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken regatta

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sunsail has once again established their partnership for the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. “For Sunsail, participation in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a perfect fit. We have a full fleet of boats …

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Casting Off With Kids

Boat Cruising with kids.

Since we made the decision to build a boat and cruise long before we considered parenthood, our son was born into a world of life jackets and safety lines. As we readied the boat for the first ocean passage, friends …

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Ahoy! Happy MMXVI

All At Sea Jan 2016 Happy MMXVI

Welcome to the first All At Sea of 2016. At this time, many editors like to look astern as the highlights of the past year bob in their wake but we are not going to do that, instead, we are …

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Sail to Cuba: Regulations Update

Varaderos Beach, Cuba. Photo: Emmanuel Huybrechts

Just what are the regulations regarding travel to Cuba for American boaters? It seems everyone has a different answer, and that’s no surprise: the regulations have been changing seemingly faster than the printer can put out the new documents outlining them. What …

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Plant a Garden on a Cruising Boat

Safety harness for our Thai-basil, cilantro, oregano, spinach, mint and basil. Photo by Birgit Hackl

  The deep indigo and azure of the open ocean, the sparkling light-blue and turquoise of an anchorage – the cruising life comes mainly in shades of blue. Wouldn’t a speck of green be something on which to rest the …

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Regatta Preview: January to March

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta Rendezvous

Race the Caribbean this winter!  Islands from Puerto Rico south to Grenada host regattas for all types of boats, from hi-tech production yachts to native work boats, monohulls to multihulls, and everything in-between, including a growing number of one-design classes.  …

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Lateral Marks For Pilotage

Cluster of buoys. Photo: Arne Hückelheim

The Strait of Dover, the narrowest point in the English Channel, was shrouded in thick fog on January 11, 1971 when the tanker Texaco Caribbean was struck by the freighter Paracas. The collision caused the tanker to explode, split in …

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The Fourth BrISA-El Meson Fun Day Regatta

Fourth Brisa-El Mason Fun Day Regatta

The Borinquen Island Sailing Association’s West Chapter (BrISA Oeste) and Marina Pescaderia, located in Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo on the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico, recently celebrated the 4th edition of the BrISA – El Meson Fun Day regatta. The …

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South Florida News

Miami Marine Center sits in decay

THE TENNIS MATCH CONTINUES IN MIAMI The dispute over the Miami International Boat Show moving to the Miami Marine Stadium on Key Biscayne continued in October with a pivotal match point thwarted by a crushing overhead shot down the line …

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Floridians Care for Their Corals

Floridians Care For Their Coral, ALL AT SEA January 2016

During the final two decades of the 20th century, scientists and educators flooded magazines and newspapers with news of coral reefs dying all over the world. By 2007, both federal and state governments responded with legislation including grants giving communities …

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First Annual James Dobbs Memorial Regatta

Fast start in First Annual James Dobbs Memorial Regatta in Antigua

A group of Antigua’s top sailors gathered on October 11th to honor the memory of James Dobbs of Lost Horizon II fame, who passed away on September 4. It wasn’t a solemn affair at all. Instead, it was a day of …

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Team BVI Wins 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships

Puerto Rico 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championship Winners BVI

Team BVI successfully defended its title by championing the 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships (CDC). Run under the auspices of the Caribbean Sailing Association, this is the first time in the CDC’s history that Puerto Rico has hosted this regatta. BVI …

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South Florida Freediving

South Florida Freediving and Spearfishing.Photography Courtesy of Walker Blanco

  Imagine soaring effortlessly and silently through some of the most beautiful nature you have ever seen with incredible creatures all around you, all while the sunlight illuminates natural structures. Coming up for air you realize you’re not dreaming, rather …

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Caribbean Christmas Afloat: Unforgettable and Unique

cruisers go boat to boat singing Christmas carols in Cholon, Columbia Photo by Liesbet Collaert

  As a native of the northern hemisphere, growing up somewhere in Western Europe – the 51st parallel to be precise – Christmas resembled cold and cozy days, with a human-sized fir tree indoors and small gifts underneath the branches. …

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