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Sailing with Charlie: Oldies & Goodies

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

We’ve heard a lot about various groups of mariners not quite fitting into the mold of expectation. ‘Women at the Helm’ is now an interesting monthly column. There are those who sail in ever smaller craft. Rowing across the Atlantic …

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Women at the Helm: USVI’s Captain Kelsey Dunn

Captain Kelsey Dunn

A long-time love of the water, chance to work side-by-side with her husband and the prospect of seeing and learning something new every day is what led Kelsey Dunn to obtain her 100-ton captain’s license and run term yacht charters. What’s impressive is …

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Antigua Sailing Week: Renascence

Frank Loubaresse’s French Sunfast 3600 Twinl-Jaws 2

One hundred and sixteen teams from 37 different countries raced in the 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Strong trade winds blew all week delivering heaven-sent conditions to over 1,000 competitors.  Sir Peter Harrison’s superyacht Sojana was awarded the coveted …

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If Woodstock Would…

A steady hand – Gino Athill puts the finishing touches to his work on a J-Class yacht. Photo by Jan Hein

Nestled in the Antiguan village of Falmouth sits a cluster of yellow buildings, each defined by what lies inside. Open doors reveal tools, paint, welding supplies and building materials, in fact everything needed to construct, repair or enhance a vessel …

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Caribbean Sail Training: Broadening Horizons

The varnished deckhouse and ship’s boat aglow in the last rays of the setting sun. Photo by Gary E. Brown

French St. Martin is fast becoming the sail training/tall ship capital of the Caribbean. The latest ship to grace the commercial port of Marigot was the beautiful three-masted square rigger Christian Radich. I visited the ship before she left to …

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BVI Spring Regatta: They Made it Happen!

BVI Spring Regatta foredeck fun

On the final day of racing in the 47th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta, the story was really about the fantastic job Nanny Cay and the regatta organizers have done to make this year’s BVI Spring Regatta event happen post …

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Beach Bars of the USVI – Four Not to Miss!

Living the dream … Rhythms on Rainbow Beach. Photo curtesy of the bar

There’s nothing like the toes-in-the-sand, rum in one hand feeling of a quintessential Caribbean bar. Beach bar hopping by boat is especially fun. In fact, it’s an excellent way to visit each of the three largest US Virgin Islands. Here’s …

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Puerto del Rey Inaugurates New Facilities

Caribbean boatyard

Puerto Rico – Puerto del Rey recently debuted its Dock Center, a new amenity that offers a range of services to its customers right on the main dock. The modern facilities are part of the continued investment in the Marina …

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Carenantilles Shipyard excels

A mighty lift

  Carenantilles Shipyard in Martinique made history in May when they hauled out a 400 ton yacht with their lift, the heaviest yacht to be hauled by lift in the Caribbean to date. The 150ft yacht Pipe Dreams needed emergency …

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10 Top Caribbean Activities for Cruising Kids

Mosquito Bay, Vieques. Photo curtesy of Puerto Rico Tourism Company UK ©

The Caribbean Sea is a huge aqueous playground for cruising kids. Yet there are great activities to explore ashore as well. Here are ten top suggestions: 1. Sail on a Pirate Ship The Jolly Roger, a near replica of Columbus’ …

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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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