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New ASA Accredited Sailing School in Grenada

The Caribbean has a new ASA accredited sailing school. Based in Grenada, you can learn to ride the waves with SeaHorse Sailing who began operating in June.

  The Caribbean has a new ASA accredited sailing school. Based in Grenada, you can learn to ride the waves with SeaHorse Sailing who began operating in June. Located at True Blue Resort and Marina, SeaHorse Sailing School is operated …

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Curaçao Family Build Yacht

The van Grieken family under the hull. Photo Alexine Hollander

Most people take up gardening or amateur photography in their spare time. Meet Chris van Grieken; he’s building a 40ft yacht in his shed. A contractor by trade, Chris toyed with the idea of designing his own boat for years. …

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Never Enough Wins Barbados International Tournament

The winning team on Never Enough (from left): John Inniss, Jimmy White, Teddy Williams, Jeff Morris, Sir Charles Williams, Charlie Williams, Bizzy Williams, Robin Dash, Luke Maynard and John Maynard. (Bizzy Williams was not a member of the team, but was making a presentation on behalf of Williams industries, one of the event’s main sponsors). Credit: Carol-Ann Gollop

Three is certainly a lucky number for Sir Charles Williams, who with fellow anglers and crew aboard his 54ft Bertram, Never Enough, competed in the Barbados Game Fishing Association’s International Tournament, held April 19 – 23. The *Bim-based team, which …

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Barbados Sailor Honored

Jade Forsberg was honored for her contributions to the sport of college sailing

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) honored Jade Forsberg for her contributions to the sport of college sailing by inducting her into the ICSA Hall of Fame at the annual ICSA Meeting. Forsberg, of Holetown, Barbados was recognized with the James Rousmaniere …

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Wars, Views and Backwards Forts

View of St George’s - The city on the hill. Photo Rosie Burr

Guarding the entrance to St George’s harbour, on the hill to the west of the capital city, is Fort George. It is the oldest standing fort in Grenada, originally named Fort Royal, it was built by the French in the …

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Bequia Easter Regatta: Fun on Land & Sea

Exodus racing hard. Photo: Kenmore Henville – Bequia Photo Action

She wasn’t first over the finish line, but Exodus was certainly the queen of the 2017 Bequia Easter Regatta. The 42ft West Indies Sloop, star of the award-winning film, Vanishing Sail, which traced the traditional wooden vessel’s life from its …

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Suzuki in Grenada

Suzuki at North Yacht Shop, Grenada

North Yacht Shop Inc. has become the newest and exclusive dealer for Suzuki Marine outboards in Grenada. The store, located in Clarkes Court Boatyard & Marina, carries the latest models of 2 and 4 stroke outboards. “This new store represents …

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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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Piet Dijk Race & Carnival Sail

J24s in action

It was a great day for sailing say the Curaçao Watersport Association Jan Sofat, organizers of the 39th Piet Dijk Race sailed in late February. Even though rough weather had been expected, conditions ended up being favorable, with 17 knots …

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Panama Canal Transit Tips: What You Need to Know

Panama Canal Transit Tips

In March, Allison and Derek Parkes transited the Panama Canal on their Tayana 47 Arielle. Allison offers no-nonsense advice for those following in their wake. Use an Agent or DIY? That is the key question many cruisers are discussing. Agents’ …

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Rough Seas Hamper Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament

The Budget Marine and Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association Wahoo Blowout held March 11-12 out of the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club, Bayshore, had more to contend with than just fish. The Tournament comprised two days fishing with 66 …

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Bonaire International and Local Fishing Tournament

Anglers swap war stories after a long day of fishing. Photo: Vincent Lendering of VINNIE Designs

The Bonaire International & Local Fishing Tournament held in the bountiful waters of Bonaire was another huge success. Organized by NAPA and the It Rains Fishes restaurant, the end of January tournament has become a staple event for ardent anglers …

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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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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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Caribbean Racing Season 2017: January to March

RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC Caribbean 600/ELWJ Photography

Here’s what, where, when and how you can jump aboard during the peak Caribbean racing season. January 16-24: Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series Break records on January 21 at the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Race. “We have 14 …

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