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.