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Round St Maarten By Optimist

The modest length of St. Maarten’s coastline has always made the island ripe for a rounding, whether the vessel was a gentleman smuggler or the canting keel of Pyewacket

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Visiting Saint Eustatius

There are not many places like Statia left in the Caribbean. Untouched by international flights, it still moves to the slower rhythm of 20-seater island hoppers, weekly cargo boats, and a little over 500 visiting yachts a season.

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Bobby’s Boat Yard to Open in December

This December, the new Bobby’s Boat Yard in Cole Bay will finally be open for business. "We’ve been pursuing this project for at least five years," says General Manager Jeff Howell. "It took three years to get the environmental permit. …

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7th North Sails Regatta Results

Fourteen crews made it to the start of the 7th North Sails Regatta over the weekend of June 21/22 in St Maarten. Over the years, this event has attracted top names from across the region – Robbie Hirst, Chris Rosenberg, …

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Illuminati for the Glitterati

In these times of 500+ foot yachts with their auxiliary submarines, is there any additional flourish available to provoke genuine envy on the dock? Possibly. Florida’s Universal Light Designs LLC has found a colorful way to turn the neighbors green, …

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4th Captain Oliver’s Regatta

A record 40 boats made it to the start of the 4th Captain Oliver’s Regatta, sponsored this year by Canal Sat Caraibes and held over the weekend of 17 and18 May. The regatta has a brilliantly simple format: just two …

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Carpe Diem – No Ordinary Shuttle

Four or more times a week, Stew Leonard saunters down to the boathouse of his villa on the shore of Simpson Bay Lagoon, fires up the two V12 Caterpillar Diesel engines on the speedboat, and takes his wife out for …

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Love the Lagoon

Love it… or lose it. “Yet each man kills the thing he loves,” wrote Oscar Wilde. In St Maarten, the ‘thing’ in question is the Lesser Antilles’ third largest saltwater lagoon, but Rueben Thompson, coordinator of the Love the Lagoon …

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Sponsorship for Heineken Regatta Going Strong

After 28 years of what they now fondly call “Serious Fun,” it was all business as Frank Hoedemaker, commodore of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, and John Leone, Managing Director of Heineken N.V sat down to finalize the sponsorship agreement …

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Yacht Moorings Installed in Nevis

Spencer Hanley, General Manager of Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority, contacted All at Sea in October with new information for boaters.   “In an effort to establish Nevis as a yacht friendly destination, NASPA recently installed 100 yacht moorings along …

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Book Review: Sailing and Cooking Throughout the Caribbean

A debut book entitled ‘Sailing and Cooking throughout the Caribbean’ by Saskia Romeijn Vermeer was published recently in July. The official launch was in St Maarten, where Saskia, husband Marten, and children Skye and Sil are well-known faces within the …

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Seventh Triskell Cup

Submitted by Triskell Cup organization, translation by Nick Marshall The seventh Triskell Cup will take place at Point a Pitre (Guadeloupe) over the 2-4 November 2007, open to all cruising boats and multihulls. In 2006, 83 crews made up of …

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