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Top ‘Must Try’ Bars of Grenada

Nimrods - modest by day, bustling at night … A rum shop, grocery store and bus stop all in one. Photo by Rosie Burr

Grenada isn’t particularly known for its nightlife. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t many fine watering holes. While they may not resemble traditional tourist traps there are more than a few ‘must try’ notable and quirky bars in Grenada. All …

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The Revival of Bonaire’s Sailing Fishing Boats

Papagayo, one day to go before the races start. Photo by Els Kroon

The traditional sailing fishing boats have returned to the International Bonaire Regatta. Bonaire has a renowned marine heritage in ship building, navigation and fishing. Ship building was commonplace and before engines became the norm, the fishermen put to sea in …

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Hiking Grenada’s Rainforests

Hiking the hills of the Grand Etang Forest Reserve. Photo by Rosie Burr

One great reason to love Grenada, and there are many, is the number of walking and hiking opportunities that take you through nutmeg and cocoa plantations, tropical rainforest and the mountainous interior. Grenada is literally a web of paths and …

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Caribbean-Style Nautical Holiday Happenings

St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade. Photo courtesy of Erik Ackerson

Clouds shaped like Santa’s beard are a festive reminder of the winter holidays in a region where palms outnumber Christmas pines, beach sand replaces snow and the weather is more favorable for swimming than ice skating. Yet the Caribbean is …

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Galatea Tops Round Grenada Regatta

Richard Amerling, third place in J/24 Match Race. Photo: Steve Brett

Sailors enjoyed lots of late summer racing in Grenada. Fourteen boats set sail in the two-day Round Grenada Regatta, held August 19th-20th, and a dozen teams competed in the first J/24 Match Race on September 17th. Both events were hosted …

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New Faces, New Ownership at Curaçao Marine

Marc Rooijakkers, managing director (left) and yard manager Gareth Weber. Photo courtesy Curaçao Marine

An even higher level of service and even greater efficiency in yard work are a few of the priorities of Curaçao Marine’s new owners. Sold earlier this year, Curaçao Marine, which is located at the Willemstad harbor, is one of …

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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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Diving Bonaire and Curaçao – Wow!

Photo by Robert Scott

A lot is made of Bonaire and its wonderful abundant reefs. And all of it is true. I first dove Bonaire back in the early ’90s and it was pretty amazing then. Today I find it just as amazing. After a …

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Zen and the Art of Anchoring…

.. Or Tip #1 in Surviving a Sailing Relationship. We have all witnessed raised voices from other yachts when they have been dropping or retrieving their anchor, maybe even observed a full-on argument. On one occasion we saw a “discussion” that …

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New ASA Accredited Sailing School in Grenada

The Caribbean has a new ASA accredited sailing school. Based in Grenada, you can learn to ride the waves with SeaHorse Sailing who began operating in June.

  The Caribbean has a new ASA accredited sailing school. Based in Grenada, you can learn to ride the waves with SeaHorse Sailing who began operating in June. Located at True Blue Resort and Marina, SeaHorse Sailing School is operated …

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Curaçao Family Build Yacht

The van Grieken family under the hull. Photo Alexine Hollander

Most people take up gardening or amateur photography in their spare time. Meet Chris van Grieken; he’s building a 40ft yacht in his shed. A contractor by trade, Chris toyed with the idea of designing his own boat for years. …

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Never Enough Wins Barbados International Tournament

The winning team on Never Enough (from left): John Inniss, Jimmy White, Teddy Williams, Jeff Morris, Sir Charles Williams, Charlie Williams, Bizzy Williams, Robin Dash, Luke Maynard and John Maynard. (Bizzy Williams was not a member of the team, but was making a presentation on behalf of Williams industries, one of the event’s main sponsors). Credit: Carol-Ann Gollop

Three is certainly a lucky number for Sir Charles Williams, who with fellow anglers and crew aboard his 54ft Bertram, Never Enough, competed in the Barbados Game Fishing Association’s International Tournament, held April 19 – 23. The *Bim-based team, which …

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Barbados Sailor Honored

Jade Forsberg was honored for her contributions to the sport of college sailing

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) honored Jade Forsberg for her contributions to the sport of college sailing by inducting her into the ICSA Hall of Fame at the annual ICSA Meeting. Forsberg, of Holetown, Barbados was recognized with the James Rousmaniere …

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