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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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Saint Croix International Regatta is back!

Having suffered damage to infrastructure thanks to the storms of September 2017 there was some doubt as to whether the regatta would go ahead. But, like many islands, St. Croix were having none of it and worked extremely hard to …

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2017 Caribbean Boatyard Update

Subbase drydock in St. Thomas

Over 90% of the Caribbean’s one million-plus square miles is water. It’s no wonder that boats, everything from pleasure craft and professional yachts to workboats like barges, ferries and cargo ships, are essential to the region’s way of life. Boatyards, …

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TowBoatUS Comes to the Caribbean

TowBoatUS St. Thomas is the first TowBoatUS towing location in the Lesser Antilles. Photo: TowBoatUS

Captain Robert Manley, a New Jersey native who has been running marine businesses in the Caribbean for the last 25 years, has opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. “I’ve been towing boats and helping boaters ever since I …

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World’s Fastest Cruising Catamaran Launched in STX

An artist’s impression of Fujin catamaran under sail

It didn’t happen in South Africa, Great Britain, China or even Australia, all countries known for constructing cutting-edge catamarans. Instead, likely the world’s fastest cruising catamaran – with the potential to hit 30 knots – was built in the Caribbean, specifically …

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Ten Top Caribbean Food Festivals

  Explore ashore! There’s no better way to discover the flavors of the different Caribbean islands than to sample your way through one or more of the many Caribbean food festivals that take place annually. Here’s ten favorites to whet …

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VISA — A Role Model for Caribbean MNAs

Photo by Dean Barnes

The St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John Yacht Clubs are recognized for producing first-rate regattas and world-class sailors. However, far fewer folks realize that the driving force behind sailing in the USVI is the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA), …

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St Croix International Regatta

Stan Joines, winner of Non-Spinnaker and his weight in rum, had an all youth crew. Photo: Trish Rhodes

The chance to win rum, and lots of it, drew 25 boats from the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to race in the St. Croix Yacht Club’s International Regatta, hosted out of Teague Bay, November 14th …

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Guys Lead in Annual Guy/Gal Fishing Tournament

Team Living the Dream was Best Boat for the Guys day of fishing in the Guy/Gal Tournament. Photo: Alda E. Anduze

A team on one of the smallest boats caught the biggest and most pounds of fish to win the two-day overall top prize in the Golden Hook Fishing Club’s 15th Annual Guy/Gal Fishing Tournament, held October 4th – 5th out …

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Destination: Sailing the U.S. Virgin Islands

A study in blue - Buck Island anchorage, St Croix. Photo: Shane C McClellan  www.svGuidingLight.com

Some may think of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) as the entry point for cruising to the British Virgin Islands or Spanish Virgin Islands. Yet St. Thomas, as well as its sibling islands of St. John and St. Croix, were …

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Caribbean Holiday Parades, Parties and Parang

Saint Kitts and Nevis Christmas Carnival

The spirit of the Christmas season is something special throughout the Caribbean. What’s more, many island festivities – parades, parties and parang (music), for example – are ether nautical in nature and close enough that you can reach them or …

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New Owner for St. Croix Marine

The team at St. Croix Marine

The latest buzz on the marine scene in St. Croix is the new ownership at St. Croix Marine. George Custer, who has captained megayachts around the Caribbean and world for the past three decades, including most recently the St. Croix-based …

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