Antiguan Joe Hutchens began sailing when he was four, in Minnesota. By the time he was 13 he was working on Gulf Clipper, a sightseeing boat.

After a life that resembled the nine lives of a cat, polar training vessel My Way was towed to sea and sunk off the Antiguan shelf.

Caribbean News from around the region for November 2004

In just over a month's time, from December 7 to 11, St Maarten will be hosting its inaugural Charter Yacht Exhibition. As All At Sea went to press, 45 yachts were registered

Karl James' progress from charter crew, through Olympic competitor to youth sailing instructor is an inspiration

For a sixty-year-old salt, Tony Maidment has done more than your average skipper. His career started in 1968 -- in a pub in the UK -- when he and a pal were asked to sail to the Caribbean.