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Kick ‘Em Jenny: Grenada’s Underwater Volcano

Kick ’em Jenny is a submarine volcano located at 12°18´N, 61°38´W; approximately eight kilometres (five miles) off the north coast of Grenada. As far as scientists are aware it is the only live underwater volcano in the Caribbean. Thought to be …

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Rum Review: R.L. Seale’s 10 year Old

On the shelf sits a black bottle with a bronze seal, a crooked neck and what appears to be a molded hand wrapped around the neck. The bottle reads “Finest Barbados Rum.” It’s no secret how passionate we are about …

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Horizon Yachts expand to meet demand

The team at Horizon Yachts, Grenada

Horizon Yachts – offering brokerage, project management, marine engineering and guardianage services in Grenada have seen a great increase in business since they opened their new workshop at Clarke’s Court Boat Yard and Marina in February 2017.  They expect an …

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10 Top Caribbean Activities for Cruising Kids

Mosquito Bay, Vieques. Photo curtesy of Puerto Rico Tourism Company UK ©

The Caribbean Sea is a huge aqueous playground for cruising kids. Yet there are great activities to explore ashore as well. Here are ten top suggestions: 1. Sail on a Pirate Ship The Jolly Roger, a near replica of Columbus’ …

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The Carriacou Children’s Education Fund

The Carriacou Children’s Education Fund (CCEF) is a nonprofit organization driven by an informal, voluntary group of individuals on visiting yachts from around the world, and a number of concerned local businessmen and women who benefit from the presence of …

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Trinidad and Tobago Budget Marine Wahoo Blowout

Best Angler and winner of the tournament Captain Dominic Wallace (right) of Roller Troller

The Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association’s Budget Marine Wahoo Blowout tournament attracted ten boats comprising 46 anglers who braved rough seas and inclement weather in a superb show of good sportsmanship.  Although the tournament focuses on wahoo as the …

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Kiko Matthews sets new Atlantic rowing record

Briton Kiko Matthews arriving in Barbados having smashed the world record as the fastest woman to complete a solo trans-Atlantic row. Photo: Anthony Ball

  Kiko Matthews rowed into the history books in March having set a new world record for rowing solo across the Atlantic. Matthews arrived to a hero’s welcome in Barbados having completed the 3000 mile single-handed, un-supported journey in a …

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The Carriacou Sloop

… we sailed there on Savvy. Photography by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

We cast off from the dock at Grenada’s Port Louis Marina and ease into the channel leading to the Carenage at St. George’s. The sun shimmers on the water as we glide past a parade of majestic Georgian buildings made …

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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Dingo – winner of Racing Class. Tim Wright/Courtesy of GSW

The sixth Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week (GSW), held January 29 to February 3 out of St. George’s, Grenada, kicked-off with a blast. First, there was a record 50 registrations, over 40 participating yachts in five classes and more …

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Curaçao Sailing and Sailing Clinics

Despite the unpredictable weather spirits were high throughout the week-long event. Photo by Els Kroon

February brought a vigorous start to the season for sailors in Curaçao. While many were under the spell of carnival, considered the largest cultural event of the island, die-hard sailors of all ages flocked to Spanish Water and put to …

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Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament

The winning team Magic Lady with Budget Marine staff

The 49th annual Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament, the longest running continuous sport fishing tournament in the Southern Caribbean, featured big fish and big drama when one of the boats sank. The big winner of the tournament was the …

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Hip Hop on Board: And I Don’t Mean Dancing

Earlier this year, my husband Barry went to Venezuela to have a titanium hip replacement at a highly recommended private clinic. Things did not go as expected and he arrived back in Curaçao with a displaced prosthesis and a cracked …

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Top Ten Caribbean Volcanos You Can Visit

The first of many steps leading to the top of Mount Scenery, Saba. Photo: OceanMedia

A push and pull struggle between the Earth’s South American and Caribbean plates, plus volcanic activity, created the land and sea of the Caribbean over 50 million years ago. Today, volcanos continue to play a tangible role in the region. For …

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