Curaçao Sailing and Sailing Clinics

Despite the unpredictable weather spirits were high throughout the week-long event. Photo by Els Kroon

February brought a vigorous start to the season for sailors in Curaçao. While many were under the spell of carnival, considered the largest cultural event of the island, die-hard sailors of all ages flocked to Spanish Water and put to …

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A Real Pirate Island – Norman in the BVI

I once quoted the 50 or 60 islands, islets and cays of the BVI as a playground that even Disney, the theme park magnate, could not have replicated, as perfectly diverse as they are. Norman Island is unique in that it …

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The Cayman Islands: A Tantalizing Trio

Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is often voted among the world’s best. Photography by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

We’re trudging along a rock-strewn trail topping a cliff more than a hundred feet above waves crashing ashore in white foam, waves like white lace crisscrossing cobalt-colored waters further out. We meet two people who smile at us and point …

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High Output, Low Profile Light Brightens Any Space

When it comes to lighting confined spaces such as engine rooms or storage lockers, Hella marine has a bright solution. The company’s DuraLED 50LP lamp provides a generous 850 lumens in a bright white 5,000K color temperature to illuminate wide …

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Northrop & Johnson open new office in Monaco

Northrop & Johnson now have offices in Monaco

  Northrop & Johnson Monaco will provide sales, purchase, new construction, charter retail and charter management services to clients in Monaco and the surrounding areas. Northrop & Johnson Managing Director Europe Michael Payne will head up the team in the …

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Destination: Downtown Miami

You can see it from far offshore. Miami, Florida, boasts the third tallest skyline in the U.S., with 300-plus high-rise buildings as of 2017. Most are in the city’s heart, the less than 4-square mile area of Downtown Miami. Here …

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Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament

The winning team Magic Lady with Budget Marine staff

The 49th annual Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament, the longest running continuous sport fishing tournament in the Southern Caribbean, featured big fish and big drama when one of the boats sank. The big winner of the tournament was the …

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Coral Restoration Efforts Sprout Optimism in Mote Scientists

Vaughan points to lab-raised massive corals

A scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3) discovered how a coral growing process called micro-fragmentation could accelerate reef restoration; now, Mote is using it on 28 different coral species. Dr. David Vaughan, executive …

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Yamaha Supercharges Its Yamaha Marine University

Yamaha Outboard Motors on display at the Miami Boat Show

There’s A-plus news for dealers and customers alike thanks to the Yamaha Marine Group supercharging its trademarked Yamaha Marine University. The Kennesaw, Georgia-headquartered company is putting more resources behind its educational effort this year, which will include a much-anticipated apprenticeship …

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Keep It Clean! Seaweed Wrap Recipes

Our food supply has changed dramatically over the last few years. Many of us now know the benefits of ‘Eating Clean’, having more energy and staying well! To get ‘clean’ it is important to read labels. Be aware that many …

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Suntex and RCI Group Team on Miami Beach Marina

  South Florida is one of the premier yachting destinations in the U.S. Two major marine-oriented companies aim to keep it this way. In January, Suntex Marina Investors, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with a portfolio of 46 marinas nationwide, announced …

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Sailors Helped out Huge Post Hurricanes! Thanks!

On the ground in Anguilla

Several rainbows formed in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which delivered devastating blows to the northern Caribbean in September 2017. These brilliant arcs of hope were embodied in a number of relief organizations. Six months after the one-two …

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Selecting Coconut Rum: Does Cost Matter?

  What is going on in the world of rum? The number of flavored rums is rivaling that of flavored vodkas. Coconut rum is the most prevalent flavor on the shelves. Even small batch rum producers have their own take …

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Awesome Sounds with New Infinity Bluetooth Controller

With the new, affordably-priced Infinity by Harman INF-BC4 Pre-Amp Bluetooth Controller from Prospec Electronics, anyone with an enabled BT device can stream their favorite music. This stand-alone audio solution solely focuses on the most popular mode of audio, Bluetooth. The …

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