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Sailing with Charlie: Tourists Dem

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

  Charlie’s occupation as a charter yacht skipper/instructor takes him around the islands several times a month and as such he has to deal with all types of personalities. There are delightful ones, difficult ones, those easy to please, others …

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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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Sailing with Charlie: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

With much of the Northern Leewards still suffering from the devastating effects of the horrendous storms of August and September 2017 the events bring to mind the pirate days of yore. How villainous pirates plundered unarmed seafarers and helpless civilians; …

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Sailing with Charlie: Misunderstanding

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

A slightly deaf ear, a breaking wave at just the wrong moment or perhaps an interruption by a shipmate can cause confusion in a word, phrase or sentence to create an unintentional change in meaning. The other day I was describing …

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USVI Charter Yacht Culinary Competition

Chef Rebecca Silva’s Winning Entrée – Coffee rubbed braised beef short ribs with a chili Virgin Islands roasted coffee barbecue sauce served with truffle garlic potato espuma and roasted seasoned vegetables

Two chefs won top prizes at the USVI Charter Yacht Show’s Culinary Competition, held November 12th at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Melissa ‘Missy’ Kom, chef aboard the 47ft Leopard catamaran, Pisces, earned first place in …

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Sailing with Charlie: Happy New Year to All!

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

Phew … Thank heavens 2017 is now behind us. What a year of devastation it was: fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes – all of biblical proportions. As a cruising sailor for over twenty years Charlie often said that life was best …

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Sailing with Charlie: Boatshows

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

It’s that time of year again – for annual boatshows – where yachts strut their stuff and convince the brokers who book them that there is only one yacht that can provide the vacation experience of a lifetime – Yours. …

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Top Crewed Yacht Charter Tips in the Caribbean

Charter Yacht Something Wonderful making a splash in the warm Caribbean Sea. Photo courtesy of CharterPort BVI

Operating a charter yacht is a dream career for many people. However, the industry has become much more professionalized than the care-free, regulation-free, tax-free days of half a century ago. What is needed to successfully charter as crew or owner …

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Captain Dawn Marie Rossiter

She could swim before she could walk, earned her PADI dive certification by age 12 and two years later worked at a marina where as an employee she could regularly take out the rental house boats, ski boats and jet …

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Sailing with Charlie: Mixed Signals

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

Chartering is a huge revenue earner for the Caribbean. This tourism sector is the single most important for many island nations and it involves several facets – bareboat chartering, sail training and crewed yacht charters. The latter involves fully catered …

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Charter Tips for South Florida & The Bahamas

Cruising grounds that range from deserted beaches in off-the-beaten-track destinations to those offering the glitz and glamor of big city dining and dancing. These are the opportunities for chartering in South Florida and the Bahamas. Its hard to find this …

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Sailing with Charlie: Plastics

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

We are drowning. Drowning in waste – and the culprits are us humans and our tardy disposal of plastic. Plastic waste is everywhere. Step outside your front door and it will be only minutes before you see plastic waste by …

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