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USVI Charter Yacht Culinary Competition

Chef Rebecca Silva’s Winning Entrée – Coffee rubbed braised beef short ribs with a chili Virgin Islands roasted coffee barbecue sauce served with truffle garlic potato espuma and roasted seasoned vegetables

Two chefs won top prizes at the USVI Charter Yacht Show’s Culinary Competition, held November 12th at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Melissa ‘Missy’ Kom, chef aboard the 47ft Leopard catamaran, Pisces, earned first place in …

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Fish In the Bank: Marine Protected Areas

Invasive species such as lionfish are a serious threat to the reef ecosystem. Photos Jane Baum

One of the joys of cruising in the Caribbean is taking a swim off the boat to get some exercise, watch fish and look at coral. Some areas are filled with life and others seem dead, so what’s the deal? …

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Ten Top Places to Kayak in the Caribbean

Bioluminescent Bay, Grand Cayman … by daylight. Photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Kayaking is a great way to see the Caribbean’s awesome marine life right at sea level. Calm bays, mangrove lagoons and rugged coastlines are some of the settings throughout the region where guided kayak tours take place. Here is a …

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Good News From English Harbour, Antigua

Although Barbuda was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, the island of Antigua reported little damage and escaped the monster’s maw virtually unscathed. According to the Antiguanice.com website, it was full steam ahead as the island geared up for another Caribbean …

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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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Only Surviving Tortola Sloop Battered Not Broken

  There was good news out of the BVI following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. What is thought to be the only surviving Tortola Sloop, Endeavour II, came through the storms battered but not broken. Endeavor II was built in the …

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St. Maarten Yacht Club Heineken Regatta

Sunsail bareboat racing to windward in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Photo: Laurens Morel

Support for the St Maarten Heineken Regatta’s 38th edition has been overwhelming – their Facebook posting announcing that the 2018 edition would go ahead attracted over 1,900 likes, 700 shares and countless messages of support within days. “It is with …

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