New Complete Anchoring Systems Removes the Guesswork

The answer to an often-asked question has turned into a new product for Fortress Marine Anchors. Now, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company offers two of its most popular models in convenient, Complete Anchoring Systems, that include chain, a shackle and …

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New Marine Technology Program at Warner University

  The marine industry is in dire need of well qualified technicians. A new Marine Technology program offered by the Orlando, Florida-based Institute of Marine Technology in partnership with Warner University is poised to fill this need by preparing individuals …

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Pursuit Boats Pursuing Larger Manufacturing Facility

Construction should be completed in August for a new building at the Pursuit Boats facilities in Fort Pierce, Florida, timing that coincides with the beginning of the 2018 model year debuts. The increased pace of recent product introductions has led …

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A Touch of Magic

Mindful eating changes everything! Step into summer with the clarity of eating more consciously; to obtain better health and more energy. The photo below I took at the famous Langan’s Brasserie, Mayfair, London where I was invited to join one …

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Antigua Sailing Week’s 50th Edition

The Grand Awards Ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson’s Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. A stage glittering with dozens of trophies formed the …

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Never Enough Wins Barbados International Tournament

The winning team on Never Enough (from left): John Inniss, Jimmy White, Teddy Williams, Jeff Morris, Sir Charles Williams, Charlie Williams, Bizzy Williams, Robin Dash, Luke Maynard and John Maynard. (Bizzy Williams was not a member of the team, but was making a presentation on behalf of Williams industries, one of the event’s main sponsors). Credit: Carol-Ann Gollop

Three is certainly a lucky number for Sir Charles Williams, who with fellow anglers and crew aboard his 54ft Bertram, Never Enough, competed in the Barbados Game Fishing Association’s International Tournament, held April 19 – 23. The *Bim-based team, which …

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Trend: Caribbean Regattas Are Becoming Longer

Sailors like the format of four days and mixed courses at Grenada Sailing Week.

We live in a fast-paced world where being time-starved is a way of life. Yet there is a trend towards Caribbean regattas becoming longer rather than shorter. For example, the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) added its Round the Rocks …

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Sailing with Charlie: Pets

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

Charlie’s a bit ambivalent about pets aboard a cruising boat. When he sees a beautiful retriever, or even an island mutt, standing on the bow of an inflatable dinghy whizzing toward shore, ears pinned back by the breeze, tongue lolling …

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Don’t Mask Odors, Eliminate Them

The first whiff inside a boat that’s been stored or little used is often one of musty air, mold and mildew. With Iosso Products’ Odor Buster, offensive smells are neutralized and eliminated at the source, without masking them with an …

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BoatUS 2017 Top 10 List of Boat Names and Their Meanings

1. Serenity: The utter calm and quietude boating brings 2. Seas the Day: A nautical wordplay on the Latin saying “Carpe diem,” taking boating to its fullest 3. Andiamo: ‘Let’s go!’ in Italian and a perennial favorite boat name 4. Irish Wake: Mourning …

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Barbados Sailor Honored

Jade Forsberg was honored for her contributions to the sport of college sailing

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) honored Jade Forsberg for her contributions to the sport of college sailing by inducting her into the ICSA Hall of Fame at the annual ICSA Meeting. Forsberg, of Holetown, Barbados was recognized with the James Rousmaniere …

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The JMP Corporation Celebrates 40 Years

  The saying ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ certainly applies to the founding of the JMP Corporation in 1977. Since its humble beginnings, the South Korea-based company with its U.S. headquarters in Miami, Florida, has grown to become a …

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Lines In at 54th July Open Billfish Tournament

Captain Jay Fowler of the Pescador (L) and Captain Rob Richards of Mixed Bag (R) register for the July Open Billfish Tournament. Credit Dean Barnes

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Over half dozen boats homeported in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rici and U.S. mainland are ready to fish the 54th July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT), hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC), July …

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We’re Jammin’ … In Grenada

As the sun sets and full moon rises the Full Moon party swings into action. Photo: Sharon Brown

If there is anything that brings sailors together more than boats and rum – its music; although Grenada is a small island at the end of the Caribbean chain it has lots to offer budding musicians and music fans. Cruisers …

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