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Ten Top Caribbean Wrecks to Dive

The Kittiwake, Grand Cayman. Photo: Lawson Wood, courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

The Caribbean is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. There is magnificent coral, schools of multicolored fish and contours on the sea floor to explore, from reefs and rocks to walls and wrecks. Here is a …

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Nautical Holiday Happenings

Lighted Boat Parade – St. Croix, USVI

There might not be snow and sleigh rides, but the spirit of the yuletide holidays is alive throughout the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of nautical holiday happenings. LIGHTED BOAT PARADES Deck your decks with lights, ornaments and festively-dressed crew. …

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Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

What started as the Bill Chandler Sunfish Memorial Regatta three years ago has now dropped Sunfish from the name in order to welcome competitors in Optimist, Club 420s and Lasers. It’s a move the late Chandler, an avid sailor, long-time …

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Caribbean News

AED Fund gives new AEDs to St. Croix, VI (from left): Sean Santos, VIPD/Marine/Training; Jason Henry, St. Croix Rescue Field Ops/Marine; Cher Will, AED Fund; Howard Forbes, Sr., DPNR Police/Environmental Enforcement;- Shauna Richards, Office of Sen. Sanes; -Mark Corneiro, VIPD Act. Deputy Chief, and Modestus John-Baptiste, St. Croix Rescue Asst. Chief.

Automatic External Defibrillators presented to Marine First Responders in St. Croix In December, the AED Fund presented new Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the St. Croix Rescue Squad, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), the Virgin Islands Police Department Marine …

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World’s Fastest Cruising Catamaran Launched in STX

An artist’s impression of Fujin catamaran under sail

It didn’t happen in South Africa, Great Britain, China or even Australia, all countries known for constructing cutting-edge catamarans. Instead, likely the world’s fastest cruising catamaran – with the potential to hit 30 knots – was built in the Caribbean, specifically …

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Ten Top Caribbean Food Festivals

  Explore ashore! There’s no better way to discover the flavors of the different Caribbean islands than to sample your way through one or more of the many Caribbean food festivals that take place annually. Here’s ten favorites to whet …

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VISA — A Role Model for Caribbean MNAs

Photo by Dean Barnes

The St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John Yacht Clubs are recognized for producing first-rate regattas and world-class sailors. However, far fewer folks realize that the driving force behind sailing in the USVI is the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA), …

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