Sailing with Charlie: Tourists Dem

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

  Charlie’s occupation as a charter yacht skipper/instructor takes him around the islands several times a month and as such he has to deal with all types of personalities. There are delightful ones, difficult ones, those easy to please, others …

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Our Magnificent Ospreys

Osprey in flight, Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Photo: Gareth Rasberry/Wikipedia

Watching an osprey soar and hover high in the sky is a fascinating sight. It becomes even more appealing if, like me, you are lucky enough to live near a breeding pair of these majestic birds.  I spend a third …

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Garmin unveils Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar 

  Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.,  have announced Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar, a new technology that uses a higher frequency range to deliver stunningly clear images and detail of structure and fish below and around the boat …

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Trinidad and Tobago Budget Marine Wahoo Blowout

Best Angler and winner of the tournament Captain Dominic Wallace (right) of Roller Troller

The Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association’s Budget Marine Wahoo Blowout tournament attracted ten boats comprising 46 anglers who braved rough seas and inclement weather in a superb show of good sportsmanship.  Although the tournament focuses on wahoo as the …

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Problem: The Dirt Bag Boater

Often different parts of a diverse community don’t understand each other. These fault lines might be along ethnic, religious, or racial lines—and my life-long religion is boats. I love boats, love boaters, and love to sail—especially in the Caribbean. Many …

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Kiko Matthews sets new Atlantic rowing record

Briton Kiko Matthews arriving in Barbados having smashed the world record as the fastest woman to complete a solo trans-Atlantic row. Photo: Anthony Ball

  Kiko Matthews rowed into the history books in March having set a new world record for rowing solo across the Atlantic. Matthews arrived to a hero’s welcome in Barbados having completed the 3000 mile single-handed, un-supported journey in a …

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Metal Shark Next-Generation Damen Fast Crew Supplier

Damen Fast Crew Supplier

As an extension of its existing relationship with Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards, Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced the availability of the new Damen FCS 7011 for the U.S. market. With its size, range, 40-knot speed and 150-passenger capacity, the all-aluminum …

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Recipe of the Month: Not Just a Load of Old Rhubarb

May is a great time to enjoy the warm weather and outside entertaining. Also a great time to try fresh vegetable soups (lettuce or carrot), delicious crunchy salads using fennel, parsley, asparagus, and interesting dishes with mushrooms. Rhubarb is a …

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The Common Cents of Key West

Mallory Square - High Wire Act

This issue we are looking at Key West, which is as far as you can travel in the Keys by car. Key West is by far the biggest city in the Keys, but still has less than 25,000 people and …

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Hello Spring!

Seafood stew with chickpeas and spinach serving suggestion 1

In February I started a 100 mile walk from Greenville South Carolina to Charlotte in North Carolina to raise money for and in support of ‘Warrior Momz’ Kay Ledson. Kay is walking across America to raise awareness for Spinal Cord …

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Destination: Water Island, US Virgin Islands

Famous Honeymoon Beach. Photo: Andrew Ruggie

If you ask residents of Water Island about visiting, the answer will be “don’t, there’s nothing to see.” That’s because this nearly 500-acre island located a mile from the mainland in St. Thomas’ Charlotte Amalie harbor, is a quiet, laidback …

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Singapore Stan

Stanley not only stood his watch, he shared ours as well. He could not get enough of sailing offshore

My wife Carolyn and I love people. We often attend parties as we sail, invite people aboard for dinner, and mingle with the dirt dwellers ashore. In addition, we adore having guests—but only for brief periods of time and only …

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