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Top Destinations in the Northern Abacos

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Last issue we were waiting on the Rage to sail through the Whale Cay Cut in order to enter the central part of the Abacos. Because a majority of the boats stay in this area it is known as the …

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Top Destinations in the Northern Abacos, Part 1

Northern Abacos Part 1 : Photo by Captain Shane, SV Guiding Light

When you cruise the Abacos you are mostly visiting the chain of barrier islands to the east of Great Abacos Island and we are going to start this article at the northernmost island, Walker’s Cay. Up until recently this island …

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World Cruising Club Runs Three Atlantic Rallies This Fall

Caribbean 1500 - Nanny Cay resort and marina on Tortola British Virgin Islands. Photo: World Cruising Club

Whether you like passage-making or transatlantic sails, the Cowes, UK-headquartered World Cruising Club offers a rally that will put you in the sunny islands this winter. Here’s what’s new with the WCC’s three major Atlantic fall rallies.   ARC Caribbean …

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Regatta Time in Abaco

Courtesy of Regatta Time in Abaco

Congratulations to the South Florida participants in the 40th Anniversary Regatta Time in Abaco, July 3 – 11: Third Tri – Lonny Gellen – Lighthouse Point Alberbrile – Hector Arrillaga – Pompano Beach Tenacious – Richard Dwyer – Palm Beach …

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Mother Tubs Star in Regatta Time in Abaco

Dennis Gordon and the crew of Ice Man, overall winner among the Mother Tubs. Photo: David Ralph

Racers and cruisers flocked to the Abacos July 3rd -10th for the 40th anniversary Regatta Time in Abaco. What started as a way to raise money to enter an Abaconian fishing sloop in the Georgetown, Exuma, workboat races plus boost …

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My One Particular Island

Photo by Tommy Albury

I hope you have read enough in past All At Sea articles to realize some of the delights of cruising in the Bahamas. The gin clear water, the marvelous white sand beaches, the colorful reefs so full of live coral and …

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Want to Have a Good Time in the Bahamas?

Photo credit: Billy Black

Last month Pam looked at items you most definitely need in the Bahamas to make your adventure seamless. This month she takes a look at those items you may want as you cruise the turquoise water of the lovely Bahamas. …

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All Eyes on the Bahamas Billfish Championship

Blue marlin comes to the Blue Sky during the 2013 BBC competition. Credit: Greg Smith

After completing its 40th season of competitive billfishing in 2013, the Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC) continues to evolve. The 2014 series will consist of four tournaments equally spread across the months of May and June, with each event focusing on …

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NEWS: Blue Haven Marina Opens in Turks & Caicos

Blue Haven Opens in Turks & Caicos If you’re the type who enjoys world-class diving, deep-sea fishing, bone fishing, kite boarding, eco-kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or just cruising amid crystalline waters and uninhabited cays, look no further than Blue Haven …

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Good Seamanship

Topaz at C1500 Start. Teresa Carey

I’m going to kick this column off with a story I’ve been involved with over the past three weeks. My wife Mia and I have been running the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) Caribbean 1500 rally now for a few …

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New Seaplane Service to the Abacos

Fort Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways today confirmed its inaugural two-day-a-week scheduled seaplane service to Hope Town, Great Abaco

Fort Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways today confirmed its inaugural two-day-a-week scheduled seaplane service to Hope Town, Great Abaco will begin on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th. Tropic Ocean Airways, which re-instituted regular seaplane service to the Bahamas in 2011, is …

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23rd Caribbean 1500 Cruisers Begin Arriving in Hampton

Largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America heads to Caribbean at 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 4 On November 4, the largest and longest running sailboat cruising rally in North America, the Caribbean 1500, departs historic Fort Monroe …

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Stand Up Paddleboarding – Walking on Water

Stand up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Wright

Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard. Stand up paddle surfing is derived from its Polynesian roots. …

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The Abacos – A Calm and Shallow Sea

Hopetown with its candy-cane lighthouse

We’re fifteen minutes out of Marsh Harbour in the northern Bahamas’ Sea of Abaco, our chartered Sunsail monohull as happy as a Sunday morning. That’s when my heart skips beat. The waters are the colors that you dream about – …

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