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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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New Fund Established to Help Hurricane-ravaged Barbuda

Destroyed Housing on Barbuda courtesy of Simply Antigua and Barbuda

Waitt Institute Sets up Emergency Relief Fund for Humanitarian Aid In response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma on Barbuda, a partner community of the San Diego-based Waitt Institute, the Institute has established the “Barbuda Restoration & Conservation Trust<http://www.waittinstitute.org/barbuda-hurricane-relief>.” …

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Skip a Straw, Save a Sea Turtle

The sign we have created that bars/restaurants can place to explain why they’re only handing out straws by request.

Leatherback, Loggerheads, Hawksbill, Green and the rarest and most endangered Kemp’s Ridley are sea turtle species that swim off Florida. Now, Sailors for the Sea, the Newport, Rhode Island-headquartered ocean conservation organization, has launched a campaign to encourage regattas, restaurants …

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Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor Appoints New Marina Manager

CCYHs-President-Peter-Sabo-Marina-Manager-Travis-Staats-Chairman-Joe-Taylor

Westrec Marinas vice president Jim Frye announced today that, effective immediately, Travis Staats takes over the helm as Marina Manager at the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor (CCYH) in St. Augustine, Florida. Staats joined the team at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor …

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Historic $37 Million Fine Levied Against GARMIN

ITC Judge Determines Garmin Violated Cease-and-Desist Orders and Recommends Historic $37 Million Fine Determination Is the Third Finding in Favor of Navico in Its Legal Disputes with Garmin in the International Trade Commission Egersund, Norway – Navico – the world’s …

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The Winds of Change

Jarad and Christel Astin … aka Stell and Snuggs

Musicians Jarad and Christel Astin had a sweet life on New Jersey’s Rockaway Beach. Two young daughters, burgeoning careers, friends and family close by. But in late October 2012, everything took a wild tack when news broke that a storm …

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Ten Top Caribbean Music Festivals You Can Reach By Sea

Nevis Blues Festival

There’s nothing better than listening to music with the sights and sounds of the surf in the background. The Caribbean is famous for its many music festivals, from those that feature high-profile productions with well-known names to regional rock stars. …

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The Joy of Nautical Event Volunteering

Nautical Event Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood and often the unsung heroes behind so many nautical events in the Caribbean, such as sailing regattas, fishing tournaments and charter yacht shows. Yet long hours and hard work come with a definite upside, and it’s …

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His Last Sail: In Honor of Mr. Albert Hughes

Albert Hughes

In early January we were anchored in Anguilla’s Road Bay, enjoying the calm after the Christmas winds. Life on the beach was workboat casual – a constant stream of small vessels loaded with tourists, divers and folk who fish. The …

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Remembering BOB GREISER

Bob Grieser. Photo: OceanMedia

While I was writing the Editor’s Log, news came in of the death of one of the all-time great marine photographers and photojournalists Bob Grieser. Bob was a one off, a character. His camera was an extension of his being …

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50 Years of Island Water World

Island Water World's Headquarters in St Maarten

On March 2nd, 2017 Island Water World celebrates its 50th year in business serving the marine community of the Caribbean. Initially established by Harry Draper, the business was first located in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, quite close to the Courthouse. The …

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Bahia Redonda Marina – Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

From its inception and with the help of its owners, the Bahia Redonda Marina in Puerto La Cruz has been a free range, no kill animal sanctuary. Over the years many cruisers have taken on the job to help with …

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That Little Boat is Going to Cross the Atlantic?!

Little Boat Undaunted

In 2011 Matt Kent, bosun of the tall ship Niagara, was picking old oakum out of the deck in Erie, Pennsylvania, when he had an epiphany.  “I wonder, he ruminated, what the smallest sailboat ever to cross the Atlantic was”?  Just like …

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Creating New Traditions

Sunset December 24, 2013 from Sandy Key, Florida

My husband and I grew up in large families with great holiday traditions centered around lots of food, music and love. My family celebrated Christmas Eve at Gran and Pop’s with a formal turkey dinner while Clint’s family had Christmas …

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Florida Anchoring: So Who Owns the Sunset?

Photo by Rick Caroselli

Quick, what do Ponce de Leon, Osceola, Harry Truman, Ernest Hemingway, and Jimmy Buffet all have in common? They traveled in, and anchored their boats on the waterways of Florida. From the time of the first European settlers 450 years …

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