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Sails for Sustenance: Old Sails Find New Use

These sails were received by fishermen in Ile-a-Vache (Cow Island), 2012. Photo contributed by Sails For Sustenance

Situated in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola, and bordered by the Dominican Republic, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It has endured natural disasters, unstable governments, poor living conditions and human tragedy. “Fishing is one …

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NEWS – Second Life for used Sails Project

Showing the mega yachts how it’s done! The Marietje Andrea transits the Simpson Bay Bridge with nary a scratch to paintwork or concrete. Photo: OceanMedia

Second Life for used Sails Project Haiti – The Second Life Used Sails project, planned to assist Haitian fishermen who rely on sail-powered boats, received the approval of the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) as an SSCA endorsed ‘Clean Wake’ …

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Sister Flora Flotilla to visit Ile la Vache

SISTER FLORA FLOTILLA~FEBRUARY 2013   Welcome to the ‘Sister Flora Flotilla’ to Ile la Vache.  Ile la Vache is a small island off the southwest corner of Haiti with  no cars, electricity or telephones.  It has been a safe and …

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Desperate Mariners

Sailing down Haiti’s north coast one comes to the legendary isle of Tortuga, a series of green hills and beaches with protected anchorage behind extensive coral reefs.  The great haunt and harbor of the “buccaneers” in the 17th century, now …

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