Women at the Helm: Captain Lynn Griffiths

Family sailing in the BVI onboard Pacific Wave

There is no one path or process that leads to successfully captaining a yacht. Instead, it’s the number of diverse experiences and skills acquired that can really pay off. A good example is UK native, Lynn Griffiths, who grew up …

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Rum Review: Jonah’s Curse Black Spiced Rum

We have been passing over Jonah’s Curse Black Spiced Rum for years because, well, it’s a spiced rum. Quite honestly, we are not rum and coke drinkers and in our opinion, the only spiced rum worth sipping has been the …

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Antigua’s UK Sailing Day Regatta

Calm waters and no trade winds in sight

Competitors and spectators enjoyed Caribbean-like weather at the St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association’s ‘Antigua Sailing Day Regatta’, at Lackford Lake, near the English town of Bury St Edmunds, on 24 June. This was the 6th running of the event, …

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PropGlide for propellers and running gear

Boaters have been trying to protect the running gear of their boats using antifouling paints for years. However, keeping antifouling coatings on turning blades and shaft that are under big loads and in permanent turbulence is not possible. The ultimate …

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New Boat, New Location for the BVI’s Famed Willy T

God bless the new Willy T and all who … er, party on her. Photo: Caribbean Jules Photography

Named after one of the British Virgin Islands’ most famous native sons, today, it’s equally well-known as one of this British Overseas territory’s most iconic visitor attractions. The William Thornton, nicknamed the Willy T, is a floating bar and restaurant …

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First VIPCA Marine Apprenticeship Class Graduates

Pool time (front row, from left): Terell Hyndman, Marquis Aubain, Kia Campbell, Rajahni Flowers and Isis Brannigan. Standing are Ashonni Etienne (left) and Gary ‘Tre’ Danet

Three of a seven-strong group of teen and twenty-year-old students stood in the shallow end of the St. Thomas Swimming Association Pool, near Red Hook, St. Thomas. Each were outfitted in full scuba gear, including tanks, masks and fins, the …

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Webasto A/C Series expands with 115v model

The Webasto BlueCool S-Series model S10 has a cooling capacity of 10,000 BTU/h

The best relief from a hot, humid night is a well air-conditioned cabin. To fit a wider range of boats, the BlueCool S-Series of self-contained air conditioning units from Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America is now available in a …

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Spanish Virgin Islands 100

Sergio Sagramoso’s winning Grand Soleil 58 Lazy Dog. Photos by Carlos Lee

Distance races are a hot trend in Caribbean racing. Witness the phenomenal popularity and record attendance of Antigua’s RORC Caribbean 600 and most recent inaugural 165-mile Full Moon Race in the BVI. Puerto Rico’s Borinquen Island Sailing Association (BRISA) revived …

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