Caribbean Festive Spectacles

The festive season is here and after the difficulties of the last few months, courtesy of hurricanes Irma and Maria, you can be sure the islands are ready to party in true Caribbean style. When our senior writer Carol Bareuther …

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Rally Profiles: Bill and Linda Knowles

Bill and Linda Knowles

Bill and Linda Knowles have spent a lifetime on the sea. For Bill, his love of the ocean started in childhood when sailing Beetle Cats and Herreshoff 12-1/2s in Ontario and New England. As an adult, he served as director …

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Hurricane Irma Spared Florida Bay

Photo by Jill Zima Borski

Hurricane Irma largely spared Florida Bay, according to Audubon Everglades Science Center staff in Islamorada, Florida Keys. After the category four storm surged through the Florida Keys Sept. 10, South Florida residents, fishing captains and scientists were nervous about how …

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Galatea Tops Round Grenada Regatta

Richard Amerling, third place in J/24 Match Race. Photo: Steve Brett

Sailors enjoyed lots of late summer racing in Grenada. Fourteen boats set sail in the two-day Round Grenada Regatta, held August 19th-20th, and a dozen teams competed in the first J/24 Match Race on September 17th. Both events were hosted …

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News From Hemingway Marina, Cuba

insurance Cuba

  Commodore Escrich, of the Hemingway International Yacht Club in Cuba, contacted All At Sea magazine to report that the headquarters of the famous yacht club did not suffer serious damage and that HIYC of Cuba was ready to welcome …

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St. Maarten Yacht Club Heineken Regatta

Sunsail bareboat racing to windward in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Photo: Laurens Morel

Support for the St Maarten Heineken Regatta’s 38th edition has been overwhelming – their Facebook posting announcing that the 2018 edition would go ahead attracted over 1,900 likes, 700 shares and countless messages of support within days. “It is with …

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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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Caribbean Hurricanes Maria and Irma: Fact and Fiction

Magen’s Bay, St Thomas, USVI

There is a growing misconception that the Caribbean has been decimated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. It was not. A few islands at its Northeastern corner—primarily Dominica, (edited 11/1/17) Barbuda, Sint Maarten, St. Barts, Anguilla, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Tortola, St. …

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Rum Review: Brugal – Extra Viejo

Looking back at our recent sampling, we noticed we’ve spent a lot of time sampling rums from the southern Caribbean. It’s time to head back north to the Dominican Republic where it is said Christopher Columbus’ first companion to Hispaniola, …

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The Cons and Cons of Safety Gear

I am a huge advocate of safety gear that keeps you safe—and a lukewarm advocate of safety gear that doesn’t. Huh? Example: I’d rather spend an additional $400 on my anchor and anchor chain than spend the same amount on an …

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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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Sport Fishing Industry’s Latest Offerings

Livetarget’s new HollowBody Mullet. courtesy of Livetarget

This past summer the fishing industry gathered in Orlando, Florida, to display its latest and greatest offerings at ICAST (the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) produced by the American Sportfishing Association. The convention floor was packed with everything imaginable …

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Mast Mount Adapts to a Wide Range of Antennas

Finding a stable, reliable platform to mount valuable antennas off a mast can be challenging. The new 4366-R Mast Mount from Shakespeare® provides a firm, robust base to install the company’s SeaWatch™, WebWatch™, WebWhip™ and stainless steel whip antennas. Built …

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New 360-Degree Camera from Garmin

Garmin’s new VIRB 360 is a compact, rugged and fully spherical 360-degree camera. The waterproof VIRB 360 is an easy-to-use camera that captures impressive high-quality video up to 5.7K/30fps with four built-in microphones to ensure everything sounds as good as …

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Whale Tail XL From Davis Boosts Performance

Owners looking to boost the performance of their outboard or sterndrive-powered boats turn to Whale Tail XL from Davis Instruments. The aluminum stabilizer and ski boat fin accelerates time to plane, reduces unsafe porpoising and side-to-side motion, and levels out …

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