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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Caicos Conch: A Sustainable Resource?

Different types of conch. Photo Katie Gutteridge

In Turks and Caicos, the conch business is booming. Featured as one of the symbols on the Turks flag, with its own dedicated festival, it is even the inspiration behind the popular local fashion label Konk. Wandering the art galleries …

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Make Sure your Sunscreen is Reef-Friendly

Depending on the type of sunscreen you use, mopping it on might be good for you but not for the environment. Photo: OcceanMedia

A love of tropical watersports combined with the risk of sunburn and skin cancer translates into an estimated 6,000 to 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotion released onto coral reefs worldwide each year. This is according to a 2015-published scientific article in …

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Learning and Planning For Hurricane Season

Journey is hauled out for the hurricane season. Photo: Monica Pisani

Prior to our Caribbean adventure, we were clueless as to what we should do or where we should go as hurricane season approached. Early in our research, we found we had to make a choice dictated by time constraints, preference, …

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Yankee Trader, Fatty-Style

Fatty and his Simon's Town trinkets

  For many decades I’ve earned my living under sail. Mostly I do this by trading words for money, but occasionally I’ve been forced by economic necessity to buy and sell stuff—to temporarily become a sailing Yankee Trader. Most of …

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