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Bequia Easter Regatta: Fun on Land & Sea

Exodus racing hard. Photo: Kenmore Henville – Bequia Photo Action

She wasn’t first over the finish line, but Exodus was certainly the queen of the 2017 Bequia Easter Regatta. The 42ft West Indies Sloop, star of the award-winning film, Vanishing Sail, which traced the traditional wooden vessel’s life from its …

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The Barnard’s of Barefoot Yacht Charters

Barefoot Yacht Charters

The Caribbean’s charter yacht industry certainly boasts iconic pioneers such as Commander V.E.B. Nicholson in Antigua, of Nicholson Yacht Charters fame, and Charlie and Ginny Cary, who founded The Moorings in the British Virgin Islands. Equally among these pioneers is …

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Model Boats Make Bequia Famous

model boats bequia

Bequia boasts a rich maritime heritage founded on boat-building. Construction of seafaring craft as an industry here dates to the 1800s. This second largest of the Grenadine islands soon earned a reputation as the ‘Boat Building Captial of the West …

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Bequia’s Singing Sands

Have Bequia’s sands sung for you?

While hiking on Bequia, I heard something unusual. If you listen carefully, you may discover that sand at various beach locations ‘sings’. Sand dunes here seem to have a built-in sound track. While ‘music’ emanating from the Bequia dunes at times can …

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Five Must-Do Grenadine Anchorages

A perfect sunset at Bequia’s Admiralty Bay. Photo: Sharon Matthews-Stevens www.sherryspix.com

Plying the passages of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the waters are at times limpid—sometimes great blue heaving mountains. Picture green islands with white beaches and pastel-painted houses, visit villages where music flows like the tide from whimsical beach bars, …

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Six Caribbean Maritime Museums Worth a Visit

The National Museum of Bermuda. Photo: National Museum of Bermuda

Surrounded by the sea, it’s not surprising that the Caribbean’s history is hugely nautical in nature. Here is a sampling of six maritime museums that are definitely worth a visit.   The National Museum of Bermuda View over 75,000 objects …

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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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Caribbean Regatta Preview: April to October

Aruba Regatta. Photo: Eric Mijts

Regatta season doesn’t stop when the winter finishes. The spring, summer and fall all feature racing events that offer a mix of competition, camaraderie and celebration.   April 7-12 Oyster Regatta – Antigua 2014: Scheduled to follow the celebrations marking …

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2013 Caribbean Lighted Boat Parades & Parties

New Year’s Eve fireworks in Bequia. Photo Courtesy Bequia NYE Celebration Committee

In the Caribbean, Santa is more likely to cruise down the chimney in a dinghy than arrive on a sleigh. The region definitely doesn’t lack for festivities and a true seasonal spirit during the December holidays. Here’s a sampling of …

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Seven Top Yacht Charter Trends

Picture courtesy of Horizon Yacht Charters www.horizonyachtcharters.com

A sampling of the responses from crewed brokerages and bareboat companies provides a peek at the hot trends in the Caribbean charter yacht industry. 1. Business is Looking Up for Charters! Business seems better, says Ann McHorney, founder and director …

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Charter Provisioning Pros & Cons: Packages vs. DIY

Photo courtesy of Jane Harrison at Megayacht Service, St. Maarten

When three couples from New Jersey chartered out of Tortola they chose to provision themselves rather than ask an on-island provisioner or select a package from their bareboat company. Why? “Ease and expense”, explains Jack Edwards, who planned the charter. …

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The Art of Julie Savage Lea

Julie Savage Lea

Bequia’s Mango Tree Gallery is open if and when the need arises; by appointment only. The small, West Indian structure, camouflaged by blooms that wind and bind the place into a botanical knot, opens to determined visitors via a filigreed …

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Boat Bottom Paint Blister Blues

Applying the second coat of Tough Stuff. Photo by Devi Sharp

We have owned Arctic Tern, an Island Packet 45, since December 2005 and have applied the antifouling paint on the bottom since the first haul out in the summer of 2006. I have always been lucky about getting advice from …

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When Night Falls

I was returning from our boat in May, the sun had set and a full Pink Moon was rising over the mountains to windward. We are incredibly lucky in that our boat sits on a mooring off the beach opposite …

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NEWS: New Transatlantic Rally Launched

New Transatlantic Rally Launched A new Transatlantic rally between the Canaries and the Caribbean has been launched by Sailing Rallies Ltd. The Christmas Caribbean Rally will leave Marina Rubicón, Lanzarote, on December 16th 2013. Participants will sail 2850 miles to …

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Caribbean Christmas Boat Parades and Parties

It’s the season to enjoy merry-making. Since the Caribbean region is more sea than land, there are several ways to enjoy nautical-themed holiday celebrations, everything from boat parades to dockyard parties and raft-ups to watch fireworks. CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE The …

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Home of the Bequia Blast

So this sailor walks into a bar, plunks down his money, and says, “One Bequia Blast.” Makes sense to the sailor (me). The bar sports a whale’s jawbone for an entrance arch and stools made from whale vertebrae. And it …

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