Westerhall White Jack Workboat Regatta

Photo by Arthur Daniel, True Blue Bay Resort

Sailing action took centre stage on Grand Anse Beach in January as the 24th annual Grenada Sailing Festival got under way bringing high adrenalin racing and fun to the crowds who came to enjoy this unique sailing event. Twenty five …

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That’s What Friends Are For!

  Recently I spent a weekend in Ft. Lauderdale with my favorite family and fortunately for me, they love to cook. Not only did I enjoy scrumptious meals, they also shared these delicious recipes. KALE SALAD WITH GRAPES, PROSCUITTO AND PINENUTS …

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Horizon Yacht USA Turns 30

A change in the industries’ dealership opportunities due to restricted financing led Horizon Yacht, headquartered in Kachsiung, Taiwan, to invest in a presence in the U.S.A.. That was 30 years ago. Today, the move, which provides owners with a local shipyard …

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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Spinnaker Racing Class Category 5 – hiking-out in flat water. Photograph Courtesy of Grenada Sailing Week

Fierce competition in a variety of conditions made for an outstanding Grenada Sailing Week. Hosted January 30th to February 4th out of both the Grenada Yacht Club in St. George’s and Secret Harbour Marina in Mount Hartman Bay. Sailors on …

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Spice Island Dune Buggies and River Rides

Spice Island

Sometimes you just need to get off your boat and get to know the island you are visiting. If you are looking for something a little different during your stay in Grenada, why not don a crash helmet and try …

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Dolphin Derby Winners

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The catch of a 34.06-pound dolphin fish (mahi-mahi) earned St. Thomas’, Angela Berry, Top Angler and a $1,000 cash prize at the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club’s 22nd Annual Dolphin Derby, sponsored by Budget Car …

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Hot Spots in the Exuma Land & Sea Park

Over the next couple of issues we will explore the most popular part of the Bahamas from a cruising standpoint and we are going to start at the Exuma Land & Sea Park. The park is towards the northern part …

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Visit Cuba

Cuban cars … in everyday use and a collector’s dream. Photo by Rick Caroselli

For over 60 years Cuba has been off most cruisers’ itineraries. So, when the U.S. government loosened restrictions for American citizens, we decided to visit Cuba. And making the trip even more appealing was the fact that Cuba was just …

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Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament

Day two and the boats head out at dawn. Photo: Gerard De Bruin

A new teaser system spelled success for the sport fisherman aboard the Bertram 31, Hard Play II. The Tobago-based team earned Top Boat at the 48th Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament, held January 21st to 25th out of the Grenada …

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Convenient Holding Clips Help Declutter Boats

holding clips

Organizing and safely storing the various accessories a boat owner needs, especially while underway, can present a challenge. Clipper and Clipmate Holding Clips from Beckson Marine secure a range of common tools and equipment, reducing clutter yet keeping them accessible. …

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Power Dolly Simplifies Trailer Maneuvering

Power Dolly

Even a small, lightweight boat trailer can be tricky to maneuver, especially in spots too tight for both it and the tow vehicle. The Parkit360 Force 5K power dolly is perfect for these situations. It provides the muscle to effortlessly …

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For Blue Water, a Man-Overboard Alarm is a Must

Man-overboard alarm

Blue water cruisers, sailors and mega yacht deckhands understand the seriousness of a man-overboard situation. When every second matters, the key to a successful recovery is a quick response by crew. Emerald Marine Products’ ALERT418™ Man-Overboard Alarm System is a …

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Who You Gonna Call? International Maritime Security Associates

There’s oftentimes little or no experienced shore side support for crews when emergencies happen underway. Now, Miami-Florida based International Maritime Security Associates, INC (IMSA) is providing vessels worldwide with Offshore Emergency Support as part of its Global Intelligence, Information and …

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Nautical Structures Makes Repairs Easier

Need to fix hydraulic lifting and boarding equipment? Nautical Structures, a 30-year-old company specializing in innovative boarding and tender-handling systems for the luxury and blue-water maritime markets as well as unique engineered-to-order services for specialized hydraulic systems, has opened a …

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