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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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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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10 Sport Fishing Tournaments to Try Your Luck

American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Sport fishing is a sport enjoyed around the globe. In the U.S., 46 million Americans or nearly 16 percent of the population ages 6 and older fishes for pleasure, according to the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s 2015 Special Report …

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2016 Saint Lucia Digicel Mango Bowl Regatta

2016 Saint Lucia Digicel Mango Bowl Regatta

Preparation, practice and positioning paid off for class winners at the 2016 Saint Lucia Digicel Mango Bowl Regatta, hosted by the St. Lucia Yacht Club. Over 150 sailors from St. Lucia, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and Martinique competed in …

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Caribbean News

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken regatta

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sunsail has once again established their partnership for the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. “For Sunsail, participation in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a perfect fit. We have a full fleet of boats …

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Profile: St. Lucia Sailor Stephanie Devaux-Lovell

St. Lucia junior sailor Stephanie Deveaux-Lowell

Nineteen-year-old Stephanie Devaux-Lovell has two clear goals. First, to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the Laser Radial. Secondly, and even closer to her heart, is to win her home island of St. Lucia it’s first-ever Olympic medal. Devaux-Lovell’s …

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World Cruising Club Runs Three Atlantic Rallies This Fall

Caribbean 1500 - Nanny Cay resort and marina on Tortola British Virgin Islands. Photo: World Cruising Club

Whether you like passage-making or transatlantic sails, the Cowes, UK-headquartered World Cruising Club offers a rally that will put you in the sunny islands this winter. Here’s what’s new with the WCC’s three major Atlantic fall rallies.   ARC Caribbean …

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2015 Boatyard Round-Up. What’s New?

IMM Guadeloupe

Business at Caribbean boatyards booms during hurricane season. Here’s what’s new at a sampling of yards in both the Eastern and Western Caribbean. IMM, Guadeloupe People power is making this full-service yard in Pointe-A-Pitre an even bigger draw to owners …

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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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Relaxing in St. Lucia, Land of the Pitons

The beach at Rodney Bay

Known for its peaks listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the country island of St. Lucia is more than just the Pitons and extravagant weddings at coastal resorts so popular with Europeans and North Americans looking to tie …

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Those Magnificent Men and Their Sailing Machines

The Kiwi 35 before it was modified

Yacht designers have come up with some radical hulls over the years and the Kiwi 35 is about as radical as they get. These strange-looking light weight boats have a reputation for being difficult and even dangerous to sail. Fitted …

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Top 10 Snorkeling Spots in the Eastern Caribbean

Underwater sculptures, Grenada

What could be better than to jump in and snorkel straight from your boat? It’s the epitome of cruising. Everyone has their own preferences but there is something to see in almost every anchorage. And you don’t need to snorkel …

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The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers – Everyone is Invited!

ARC farewells. Photo: James Mitchell/ARC Rally

Everybody can sail in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). That’s what makes this 29-year-old 2700-mile transatlantic maritime caravan from Las Palmas to St. Lucia a ‘bucket list’ for sailors who want to cross new boundaries and explore new worlds …

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Caribbean Boatyard Update

Subbase Drydock, St. Thomas

Fall is the time many Caribbean boaters put their yacht on the hard to get work done in the yard. Here is an update on what’s new in yards in the Caribbean.   PUERTO RICO “We cleaned out the entire …

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Caribbean Well Represented at Youth Olympic Games

BVI’s Sam Morrell leads at the mark

The Caribbean will be well represented at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). At least six of the island’s junior sailors will compete in this multi-sport event of which the sailing portion will take place on Jinniu Lake in Nanjing, …

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