Saint Croix International Regatta is back!

Having suffered damage to infrastructure thanks to the storms of September 2017 there was some doubt as to whether the regatta would go ahead. But, like many islands, St. Croix were having none of it and worked extremely hard to …

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Puerto Rico Police Buy More Metal Shark Patrol Boats 

Metal Shark’s latest 35ft Defiant 35 is now in service with the Puerto Rico Police Department. Photo courtesy of Metal Shark Boats

Louisiana-based boatbuilder Metal Shark has delivered its latest new law enforcement patrol boat to the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD). The new 35-foot Defiant welded aluminum pilothouse patrol vessel, built at Metal Shark’s Jeanerette, Louisiana production facility, joins the fleet …

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Anything He Can Do….

She Can Do Better! …Or Tip #3 in Surviving a Sailing Relationship Sailing is chock a block full of cruising couples of the traditional nature (ie one man and one woman) who have adopted the traditional skipper/first mate roles. Having …

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Grenada has an Abundance of Amazing Waterfalls

Annandale Falls – watch the locals jump from great heights or swim in the pool below. Photo by Rosie Burr

You won’t have any trouble chasing waterfalls in the Caribbean from slow flowing streams bubbling over rocks to cascading water tumbling over cliff tops. The rivers and streams that feed these falls are the veins of the islands themselves. Here …

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Charter Yacht Show Delights

  Hurricane Irma and her sister Maria tried to eliminate our BVI and St. Thomas Charter Yacht Shows, but even these two ‘Blow Hards’ were unable to diminish spirit of those valiant yacht crews, brokers, and show organizers, who knew that …

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Over $300,000 Awarded in CCA Florida STAR

Conservation of one of Florida’s most popular marine resources, namely fish, is the main objective of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Florida’s annual State-wide Tournament & Anglers Rodeo (STAR), presented by Yamaha. The 2017 event concluded with CCA Florida …

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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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November Races in Curaçao Boast A Long History

The third and final start of the qualifying ‘Wim van der Gulik’ offshore race with Curaçao’s iconic Table Mountain in the background. Photo by Els Kroon

With the fiftieth Bonaire Regatta still fresh in mind Curaçao sailors gathered on the coastline of their home island for two local races for Sunfish dinghies and yachts. The Sunfish competition, three short back-to-back races in the open sea on …

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Fish In the Bank: Marine Protected Areas

Invasive species such as lionfish are a serious threat to the reef ecosystem. Photos Jane Baum

One of the joys of cruising in the Caribbean is taking a swim off the boat to get some exercise, watch fish and look at coral. Some areas are filled with life and others seem dead, so what’s the deal? …

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Antigua’s Best of the West Tournament

Photo: Kimberley Hall

Team success is about everyone pulling their weight. This is one reason the five fishermen aboard the 32ft Carrera, Scallywag, won Champion Boat in the 26ft and over category with 227.6lb of fish in the Best of the West tournament, …

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Handheld Wonders

Garmin’s InReach Communicators. Photo Glenn Hayes

When handheld electronics are mentioned, first thoughts may be of simple devices that are appropriate for use on small boats and tenders but that do not have the capability of more sophisticated electronics onboard. That may have been the case …

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