Top ‘Must Try’ Bars of Grenada

Nimrods - modest by day, bustling at night … A rum shop, grocery store and bus stop all in one. Photo by Rosie Burr

Grenada isn’t particularly known for its nightlife. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t many fine watering holes. While they may not resemble traditional tourist traps there are more than a few ‘must try’ notable and quirky bars in Grenada. All …

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How to Make Barbados Rum Punch

Terry’s Cooking Light magazine had an article entitled “The Golden Rum Ratio.” It talked about how Barbados, “the Caribbean birthplace of rum,” has a rum punch recipe that is as foolproof as it is versatile. What a great idea for …

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Highlights of the Bahamas Southern Islands

This issue we are going to conclude our exploration of the Bahamas by visiting the remaining southern islands, which are rarely visited compared to other areas of the Bahamas. San Salvador is recognized as the first landing site Christopher Columbus …

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Suntex Selected to Redevelop Las Olas Marina

  Las Olas Marina in Fort Lauderdale will soon be splendidly redeveloped by Suntex Marina Investors LLC. The Dallas, Texas-headquartered company announced in November that it won a bid for this project from the City of Fort Lauderdale. While still …

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How to Clean Your Diesel and Keep it Running Clean

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The boats cruisers use to follow their dreams, whether sail or power, usually rely on diesel fuel. It is the lifeblood of engines and generators, and often the one component that receives the least amount of care. Microbial contamination of …

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Caribbean Regatta Preview: January to March

Hot racing in the USVI – Saint Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Photo: Dean Barnes

Resilience is a great way to describe why this list of winter/spring Caribbean regattas is as big as it is! Organizers and volunteers, especially those in the hurricane hit northern Caribbean, are bouncing back and ready to welcome visiting sailors. …

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RORC Transatlantic Race

What do the canting keel Ker 56, Varuna; swift-sailing Swan 60, Emma; and super maxi, CQS, have in common? These high-powered yachts are among the near record 30 teams expected to compete in the 4th RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club) …

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Sailing with Charlie: Happy New Year to All!

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

Phew … Thank heavens 2017 is now behind us. What a year of devastation it was: fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes – all of biblical proportions. As a cruising sailor for over twenty years Charlie often said that life was best …

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See and Be Seen on the Water

Ever find yourself cruising through crowded harbors or across shipping lanes in the fog, when you see another vessel and uneasily wonder what it’s doing? Automatic Identification System, or AIS, can provide the answer. Is this collision-avoidance technology right for …

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Good News From English Harbour, Antigua

Although Barbuda was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, the island of Antigua reported little damage and escaped the monster’s maw virtually unscathed. According to the website, it was full steam ahead as the island geared up for another Caribbean …

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Wassail … It Must Be Christmas

Christmas is soon here, so let’s start celebrating. As we continue to recover from the devastating effects of the hurricanes, I am thinking of you and wish you all positive thoughts and the best to each and every one of …

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What to do with Garbage and Trash

We were attempting to clear into Babylon after one of our circumnavigations, when the U.S. Custom’s official began quizzing us about our trash and garbage. Evidently I looked confused because he handed my wife Carolyn a booklet that explained the …

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2017 Fall Caribbean Rally Round-Up

World ARC

Setting sail from the continent to the Caribbean remains one of the great sailing adventures. The last three decades has seen the popularity of cruising in company soar, a concept that’s not new since Christopher Columbus traveled in a fleet …

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Farm to Table or Freezer to Table!

Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are exposed to a lot of light and different temperatures during their journey from farm to table via the grocery store and they lose some of their nutrition. Produce purchased at your local Farmer’s Market …

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