A Day in the Life of a Regatta Volunteer

Regatta manager Karen (center) receives a ‘Thank You’ prize from Rosie Burr for all her hard work. Photo: Tim Wright / courtesy of Grenada Sailing Week

It’s the second race day of the regatta. I crawl out of bed at an ungodly hour, my body still heavy with sleep. I am part of the organising committee for Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week 2018. Yesterday was …

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Rum Review: Island Company Rum

Immediately, we could tell there was a new rum on the shelf. The white box with a baby blue X stood out among the bottles of light and dark rums. Under the big X was the slogan “Simply the Smoothest.” …

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Singapore Stan Part 2

Lulu Magras (left) Fatty Goodlander, and Marius Stackelborough at LeSelect on the 68th anniversary of its opening

In Part 1 of the story, Cap’n Fatty described how they were coming towards the end of an idyllic Caribbean cruise and sailing north when Stan said his time aboard Ganesh would be complete if he could visit St. Barth. …

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Floating Homes Find Favor in South Florida

Nine-foot floor to ceiling impact windows is one of the first wow factors you see after stepping aboard the Luxuria. It only gets better from there. Motorized shades and blinds control the amount of sunlight shining in, while an Internet …

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Nilaya Wins 2018 St Barth Bucket

Photography by Rosemond Gréaux

In spite of the many challenges posed by hurricane Irma, there was never a doubt that the 24th edition of the St Barth Bucket Regatta would set sail on March 14-18. “In the immediate aftermath of two epic storms, the …

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Sailing with Charlie: Tourists Dem

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

  Charlie’s occupation as a charter yacht skipper/instructor takes him around the islands several times a month and as such he has to deal with all types of personalities. There are delightful ones, difficult ones, those easy to please, others …

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Our Magnificent Ospreys

Osprey in flight, Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Photo: Gareth Rasberry/Wikipedia

Watching an osprey soar and hover high in the sky is a fascinating sight. It becomes even more appealing if, like me, you are lucky enough to live near a breeding pair of these majestic birds.  I spend a third …

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Garmin unveils Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar 

  Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.,  have announced Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar, a new technology that uses a higher frequency range to deliver stunningly clear images and detail of structure and fish below and around the boat …

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Trinidad and Tobago Budget Marine Wahoo Blowout

Best Angler and winner of the tournament Captain Dominic Wallace (right) of Roller Troller

The Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association’s Budget Marine Wahoo Blowout tournament attracted ten boats comprising 46 anglers who braved rough seas and inclement weather in a superb show of good sportsmanship.  Although the tournament focuses on wahoo as the …

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