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His Last Sail: In Honor of Mr. Albert Hughes

Albert Hughes

In early January we were anchored in Anguilla’s Road Bay, enjoying the calm after the Christmas winds. Life on the beach was workboat casual – a constant stream of small vessels loaded with tourists, divers and folk who fish. The …

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Rebel Marine Design and Build Fast Ferry

A relatively undiscovered custom boat-building yard based in Anguilla that has been quietly successful in business for over 30 years might find themselves under the spotlight thanks to one of their newest boat designs. Anguilla’s own Rebel Marine Ltd., whose motto …

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Ivar Carty – From Father To Son

Part of the day’s catch in Ivar’s boat. Photo by Jan Hein

One of Anguilla’s legends, Ivar Carty, was an unpretentious mariner known around the island as Ivar the Diver. Each morning, weather permitting, he launched a 12ft boat from his home on the beach, climbing in with a bailer, buckets and …

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Anguilla’s Sweet Regatta

Anguillas Sweet Regatta : Sweet starts at the Anguilla Regatta

The Anguilla Regatta has been described as the biggest small regatta in the Caribbean; it is also one of the sweetest. This year’s regatta, sailed May 6-8, attracted 17 boats, which was slightly up on last year. The event kicked …

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The Sailing Sculptor

Sailing Sculptor : Victor in his floating workshop

Looking at Victor Hempel’s carved creations, it’s difficult to fathom how he knew there was a giant crab lying within a hunk of neem or that a sea turtle lurked inside a piece of star coral. His artistic insight is …

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Sandy Spirits: Beach Bars That Rock

Sandy Spirits: Beach Bars That Rock Keep your head down - Sunset Beach Bar, St. Maarten. Photo by Jan Hein

A beach and a bar form a perfect union. Working together, they create a venue where thirsty clients can heat up and cool down while enjoying a watery view. However, they’re not created equal – these bars on the beach – …

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