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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Centek Gen-Kleen Genset Pollution Control Systems

A Gen-Kleen™ system from leading marine exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries integrates with a generator wet exhaust system to remove hydrocarbon pollution (sheen, soot, and unburnt gasoline and diesel fuel) from the exhaust water before it is discharged. Built to …

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Now’s the Time to Protect Outdoor Fabrics

Modern outdoor fabrics may be tough as nails, but they still need to be protected from dirt, grime, oil, mildew, bird droppings and other environmental contaminates. Iosso Water Repellent forms an invisible shield that safeguards WeatherMAX, Sunbrella and other solution-dyed …

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Explore the Keys

Bahia Honda - Old Bridge

For the next couple issues we are going to leave the Bahamas and hang out in the Florida Keys, starting at the Henry Flagler memorial in Miami. He first connected the Florida Keys in the 1910’s by building a railroad …

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Destination: Stuart, Florida

Hobe Sound Marine. Credit: Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing #discovermartin.com

Everyone from sports fishermen to sailors can find something to love in Stuart, Florida. That’s because this Martin County city seat sits on a wonderful crossroads of waterways. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean, the proximity of which gives …

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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Dingo – winner of Racing Class. Tim Wright/Courtesy of GSW

The sixth Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week (GSW), held January 29 to February 3 out of St. George’s, Grenada, kicked-off with a blast. First, there was a record 50 registrations, over 40 participating yachts in five classes and more …

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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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Eco-Friendly Novec 1230 Standard on Modern Swedish Boats

Many buyers entering the marketplace are rejecting traditional boat designs in favor of technology-driven, eco-friendly alternatives that emphasize comfort and safety. Swedish HOC Yachts has responded with two unique models that cater to this new generation of owners. Both come …

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Curaçao Sailing and Sailing Clinics

Despite the unpredictable weather spirits were high throughout the week-long event. Photo by Els Kroon

February brought a vigorous start to the season for sailors in Curaçao. While many were under the spell of carnival, considered the largest cultural event of the island, die-hard sailors of all ages flocked to Spanish Water and put to …

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A Real Pirate Island – Norman in the BVI

I once quoted the 50 or 60 islands, islets and cays of the BVI as a playground that even Disney, the theme park magnate, could not have replicated, as perfectly diverse as they are. Norman Island is unique in that it …

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The Cayman Islands: A Tantalizing Trio

Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is often voted among the world’s best. Photography by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

We’re trudging along a rock-strewn trail topping a cliff more than a hundred feet above waves crashing ashore in white foam, waves like white lace crisscrossing cobalt-colored waters further out. We meet two people who smile at us and point …

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High Output, Low Profile Light Brightens Any Space

When it comes to lighting confined spaces such as engine rooms or storage lockers, Hella marine has a bright solution. The company’s DuraLED 50LP lamp provides a generous 850 lumens in a bright white 5,000K color temperature to illuminate wide …

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Northrop & Johnson open new office in Monaco

Northrop & Johnson now have offices in Monaco

  Northrop & Johnson Monaco will provide sales, purchase, new construction, charter retail and charter management services to clients in Monaco and the surrounding areas. Northrop & Johnson Managing Director Europe Michael Payne will head up the team in the …

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Destination: Downtown Miami

You can see it from far offshore. Miami, Florida, boasts the third tallest skyline in the U.S., with 300-plus high-rise buildings as of 2017. Most are in the city’s heart, the less than 4-square mile area of Downtown Miami. Here …

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Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament

The winning team Magic Lady with Budget Marine staff

The 49th annual Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament, the longest running continuous sport fishing tournament in the Southern Caribbean, featured big fish and big drama when one of the boats sank. The big winner of the tournament was the …

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