Today on ALL AT SEA

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 Face at Pursuit Boats

A Miami native and MBA graduate of the city’s Florida International University is expanding his horizons in the marine industry. Les Ares, who has eleven years of sales and marketing experience in the boating industry, most recently as vice president …

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Record Breaking BVI Poker Run

Photo courtesy of Freeman Rogers

On a Sunday in late May, boats rumbled through the waters of the Virgin Islands, hitting six destinations along the way. The British Virgin Islands’ Poker run founder Nick Willis was ecstatic saying that 2017 was a record-breaking year with …

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USVI Stars & Stripes Poker Run

High-speed Scarab complete with custom sound system

It wasn’t the size of the boat, but the luck of the draw that determined the winner of the fourth annual USVI Stars & Stripes Poker Run, held July 2 and hosted out of IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande, on St. …

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Eight Bells: Admiral Peter Deeth 

Peter Deeth

Admiral Peter Deeth, who has died aged 92, was the founding member, Commodore several times, and avid supporter of the English Harbour Yacht Club, later renamed the Antigua Yacht Club. Born in Leigh-on-Sea, England, Peter briefly attended Oxford University before …

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Island Global Yachting Expand Their Portfolio Once Again 

B Dock at IGY’s Ortega Landing

Island Global Yachting Marinas have expanded their robust portfolio with the addition of Ortega Landing in Jacksonville, Florida. The new marina builds upon IGY’s growth strategy, as this will be its first facility in North Florida. Ortega Landing will join the company’s impressive …

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Rum Review: Dictador 12 Years — Colombia

The minute Terry realized Dictador rum was made in Cartagena, Colombia she knew we had to review. Cartagena is a magical city of narrow streets with flower-draped window boxes and colorful street performers that charm and entertain. Colombia is one …

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Palm, Punch, and Passion

Hand tooling a belt. Photo by Jan Hein

While punching holes for a hand-tooled leather bag, Annalea Mills recounted the incredible nautical journey that brought her to the studio she occupies in Antigua’s Falmouth Harbor. There was never an intent to become a sailor nor an artisan leathersmith, …

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Secrets of the Acklins Island Group

Time to explore the Acklins Island Group, consisting of three islands in the shape of a triangle surrounding a shallow bank. In the 19th century these islands were prosperous due to cotton plantations developed by Loyalist fleeing the newly formed …

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Little Fish in Big Trouble, Researchers Say

Courtesy of the Pew Charitable Trusts

  Global demand is surging for forage fish which are used to make pet food, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, fertilizer and feed for animals and aquaculture operations. Their eggs are a delicacy. They are vulnerable to pollution and climate change which …

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Sailboat to Trawler

Debbie, John and canine Kirby aboard AfterMath somewhere in the Caribbean. Photo: Debbie Daigle

From the salon of their 48-foot Hatteras trawler, AfterMath, Debbie Daigle and her husband, John, speak wistfully but without much regret about leaving their sailing days in the wake of twin props. “We loved sailing,” Debbie, a retired school teacher, …

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