At the time it was quite normal to sink any boat (which didn't have an engine) when storms threatened, if there wasn't time to haul ashore

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

Boaters find refuge in Hurricane Hole on the northeast side of St. John. During the threat of a hurricane they would tie into the mangroves

The blue Statian bead looks like many others, perhaps one of the reasons behind the myth that the Dutch bought Manhattan with 30 Statian blue beads

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.