Tag Archives: BVI

Marina Developments in Coral Bay, St. John

Marina Developments in Coral Bay, St. John: Artist’s impression of the Yacht Club at Summer’s End. Graphics courtesy of The Summer’s End Group, LLC

St. John, the 19-square-mile U.S. Virgin Island located east of St. Thomas and southwest of Tortola, BVI, is the only major Virgin Island, U.S. or British, without a marina. Now, there are two marina projects currently proposed. Proponents say a …

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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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Sailing with Charlie: Cruise Ship Visitors

Sailing With Charlie: Cruise Ship Visitors

The cruise ship season is in full swing in the BVI and we often see several monolithic monsters in the harbor disgorging upward of 10,000 visitors. Many of these sheeple will take day sails on large cattlemarans, while others will …

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Hitching a Ride on a RC44

RC44 Youth Program: Team CEEREF prepares to raise the sails prior to the start of a race. Photo: Todd VanSickle

Cedar International School senior Jason Putley sails a lot, so when he was given an opportunity to do a two-week internship with Team Aqua in the RC44 race series, he did not hesitate. “Everything they did, I did,” the 17-year-old …

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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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Sailing with Charlie: Fun

Sailing With Charlie: Fun, Graphics by Christine Taylor

February is the coldest month of the year in the northern hemisphere –somewhat surprising really since the winter solstice passes some five weeks prior to February 1st. In the Caribbean, February is the middle of the high season when thousands …

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Team BVI Wins 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships

Puerto Rico 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championship Winners BVI

Team BVI successfully defended its title by championing the 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships (CDC). Run under the auspices of the Caribbean Sailing Association, this is the first time in the CDC’s history that Puerto Rico has hosted this regatta. BVI …

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Caribbean News

The new board of directors at the Marine & Yachting Association of Grenada

France’s Nautech to open refit facilities in Cuba French based refit and repair company Nautech has announced that they will be opening a superyacht refit facility in Cuba. The announcement comes after Cuba’s borders have been opened to the U.S., with …

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Ho, Ho, Holiday Activities – Nautical-Style!

St. Croix Lighted Boat Parade. Photo: Ellen Sanpere

Celebrate the holidays nautical-style in a number of fun filled festivities. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening from the Bahamas to the Caribbean: Lighted Boat Parades Nearly 50 festively decorated power yachts launch from Puerto Rico’s Club Nautico de San …

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Honey, I’m home!

Up until this very moment, you were fine. You thought everything was fine, that is. You were probably doing some quotidian task, minding your own business, and then – BAM! It hits you. The question.   “WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN?” …

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Just The Way You Are

As a natural phenomenon related to our career as owner-operators of Yacht Lolalita, we have the privilege of meeting and temporarily living with about 150 new people every year. We’ve had such interesting, unforgettable experiences, getting to know people from …

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The Marriage Proposal Dessert

Recipe for Frozen Tiramisu Pie

This last week, I received 2 marriage proposals; 7 invitations to move into peoples’ homes; 5 threats of kidnapping; 1 promise of torture; 1 promise to torture Ernie; and 12 “pretty please with sugar on top” beggings; amongst other compliments …

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