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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.

How to Dock, Moor or Drop Anchor in Florida This Winter

Image Courtesy of IGY Marinas

Florida certainly lives up to its nickname: the Sunshine State. After all, this southeastern U.S. state boasts nearly 3,000 hours of rays annually. Plus, wintertime air and water temperatures that average 79 and 72, respectively, in locations such as Miami, …

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Suntex Selected to Redevelop Las Olas Marina

  Las Olas Marina in Fort Lauderdale will soon be splendidly redeveloped by Suntex Marina Investors LLC. The Dallas, Texas-headquartered company announced in November that it won a bid for this project from the City of Fort Lauderdale. While still …

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2017 Fall Caribbean Rally Round-Up

World ARC

Setting sail from the continent to the Caribbean remains one of the great sailing adventures. The last three decades has seen the popularity of cruising in company soar, a concept that’s not new since Christopher Columbus traveled in a fleet …

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Go Where the Fish Are with C-Map’s Genesis Edge

  Catch big fish and lots of them with the help of Genesis Edge, a premium mapping service from Norway-headquartered C-Map that lets subscribers access new game-changing features such as bottom-hardness and submerged-vegetation map layers to turn their fishing trips …

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Tarpon Talk on Tap at Trust Symposium

Calling all anglers, scientists, conservationists and fishing industry representatives! The Coral Gables, Florida-headquartered Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) hosts its 6th International Science Symposium on November 10 to 11, at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa, in Weston, Florida. This global …

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Inflatable Boat Pro Opens Second Location

There’s a new locale in town to see ZAR Formenti Boats and ZAR Mini RIBs up close and personal. Earlier this fall, Inflatable Boat Pro announced the opening of its North American flagship store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to display …

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Caribbean-Style Nautical Holiday Happenings

St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade. Photo courtesy of Erik Ackerson

Clouds shaped like Santa’s beard are a festive reminder of the winter holidays in a region where palms outnumber Christmas pines, beach sand replaces snow and the weather is more favorable for swimming than ice skating. Yet the Caribbean is …

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Rally Profiles: Bill and Linda Knowles

Bill and Linda Knowles

Bill and Linda Knowles have spent a lifetime on the sea. For Bill, his love of the ocean started in childhood when sailing Beetle Cats and Herreshoff 12-1/2s in Ontario and New England. As an adult, he served as director …

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Galatea Tops Round Grenada Regatta

Richard Amerling, third place in J/24 Match Race. Photo: Steve Brett

Sailors enjoyed lots of late summer racing in Grenada. Fourteen boats set sail in the two-day Round Grenada Regatta, held August 19th-20th, and a dozen teams competed in the first J/24 Match Race on September 17th. Both events were hosted …

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Top Crewed Yacht Charter Tips in the Caribbean

Charter Yacht Something Wonderful making a splash in the warm Caribbean Sea. Photo courtesy of CharterPort BVI

Operating a charter yacht is a dream career for many people. However, the industry has become much more professionalized than the care-free, regulation-free, tax-free days of half a century ago. What is needed to successfully charter as crew or owner …

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Captain Dawn Marie Rossiter

She could swim before she could walk, earned her PADI dive certification by age 12 and two years later worked at a marina where as an employee she could regularly take out the rental house boats, ski boats and jet …

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The Beast Has Arrived at Lauderdale Marine Center

  Bigger is better at the Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC). In August, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based largest yacht repair facility in the U.S. welcomed a massive five stories tall, 47-foot wide travel lift, aptly nicknamed ‘The Beast’. This green-colored machine …

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Nautical Refresh for Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach

  There’s a new nautical vibe at the iconic Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, a DoubleTree by Hilton, located between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Home of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the refresh of this 296-room …

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