Toby Swann – The All Rounder

Toby Swann is living on his boat, a 37′ sloop, in Antigua as I write, boat building full time in the Falmouth area. But who knows where the rolling stone will go next? Toby began sailing British Moths and Cadets in the UK …

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September 04 News from YSATT

Bowen Marine Changes Hands Janelle Penny Commissiong-Chow, the former Miss Universe winner, has sold her powerboat manufacturing company, Bowen Marine, regionally known for its fiberglass pirogues. The new owners of the Chaguaramas-based company are Joe Pires and Carlos Sabga who …

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LaPlace Wins Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament

Minutes before 7am, on the seas northwest of Outer Brass, St. Thomas’ Ricky LaPlace hooked into what he thought was a small fish while competing in the Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament, hosted by the Northside Sportfishing Club, July 11, at Hull Bay Hideaway. …

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Revenge Wins July Open Billfish Tournament

Luck as well as local knowledge and loads of ace fishing skill led the Florida-based Revenge, a Revenge 58′, to win the 41st annual July Open Billfish Tournament, hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club July 30 to August 1. “We got …

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Laurance Rockefeller, Patron of the BVI, Dies

LAURANCE ROCKEFELLER, PATRON OF THE BVI, DIES IN NEW YORK The reason that we have magnificent parks and undeveloped lands in the BVI is due to the philanthropy of Laurance Rockefeller who was on both the BVI National Parks Trust and the BVI …

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Coral Reef National Monument

Below the surface of the calm azure waters surrounding St. John lives a thriving tropical marine ecosystem. Humpback and pilot whales, dolphins, brown pelicans and sea turtles all use the waters to forage, breed, nest and rest. It’s a spawning habitat for commercially important groupers …

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Back To Basics – St. Barth Open Fishing Tourney

After several years of growth toward a larger, more international fishing tournament, this year’s St-Barth Open was a smaller, essentially local event taking place on just one day, July 14, as part of the island’s Bastille Day celebrations. In past years, the event spanned …

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22nd International Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament Dates Set

The Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba (HIYC) has announced dates for the 22nd International Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament. HIYC Commodore and Cuban International Game Fish Association representative, Mr. Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich sees the event as another opportunity to strengthen links between the HIYC …

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All Eyes on French St. Martin

A recent burst of activity in St Martin has seen ‘the French Side’ grab a little limelight from its neighbour. For starters, the St Martin Yacht Club has a new clubhouse at the top of the West Indies Shopping Mall, which played …

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Bobby’s Marina – Plans Meet Local Opposition

Plans to construct a new marina/boatyard in Cole Bay were shown to local residents in early July, and as All At Sea went to press the proposal was back with the Environmental Development and Property Management Department Policy Division. The $5 million project …

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Introducing the New Commodore of the St. Maarten Yacht Club

St Maarten Yacht Club’s new Commodore David Shuttleworth may be a relatively fresh face in the Caribbean, but is already a well-established figure among fellow members and local sailors. The retired Canadian businessman moved to St Maarten just a year ago with wife …

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Karl James – Leading By Example

If James, who turned 37 this year, is relentless on the water, on the dock he is unassuming and quietly spoken. His record speaks for him - 43rd in the Open Laser division of the 1996 Olympics and 39th in the Sydney 2000 games

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Looking for Blue Beads on The Golden Rock

If the quiet island of St Eustatius is known nowadays more among divers and eco-tourists, it was not always so. The so-called ‘Golden Rock’ was famously the first foreign nation to recognize American Independence and used to be one of the busiest trading terminals …

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The Wooden Yacht – A Classic Gift

News that French actor Olivier Martinez recently purchased White Wings for his Australian singer girlfriend Kylie Minogue caused a flutter at All At Sea. Surely this wasn’t the Joel White-designed W-76 Class sibling to Wild Horses, a popular Spirit of Tradition competitor in …

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Martinique Retains Caribbean Dinghy Championships

Six of the Caribbean’s leading territories sent teams to the annual Caribbean Dinghy Championships, this year sailed in the familiar Optimist and Laser dinghies and hosted by the Royal BVI Yacht club. Last year’s champion team, Martinique, took the trophy back home again. Antigua …

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