Weego Preferred Jump-Starter for TowBoatU.S.

Jump-start a day on the water with Weego. This is now even easier for TowBoatU.S. members as the organization has selected the Westampton, NJ-headquartered manufacturer as its preferred portable power products provider. “In the busy South Florida region, whether in …

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Packing a Ditch Bag 101

It’s something you hope to never need. Yet, it’s smart not to head out on the water without one. Ditch bags, also called a go-bag or bail-bag, and what’s packed inside can spell the difference between life or death if …

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YATCO’s Major Round of Funding Benefits Brokers

  YATCO, the Official MLS of Yachting, is on a roll. The Coral Springs, Florida-based company, which serves over 2,000 professional yacht brokers, promotes over $15 billion in its online central listing marketplace and facilitates facilities over $5 billion in …

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: Honoring Age and Beauty

Near miss between schooner Columbia and Sweetheart. Photos by Jan Hein

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (ACYR) proudly began a fourth decade of showcasing maritime history and tradition during six days of high-spirited races between some of the world’s most stunning yachts. The energy in Falmouth Harbour spiked as each entry …

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Exploring the Dry Tortugas National Park

Our final stop in the Florida Keys is Dry Tortugas National Park, located 70 miles west of Key West and is only accessible by boat.  The name comes from the fact there is no fresh water and Tortugas is Spanish …

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Into the Deep: Swimming Lessons Cruiser Style

Family snorkel in Bonaire. Photo by Vicki Blank

After three crazy, hot months living and working on the hard, it was a great relief to finally anchor in Chaguaramas Harbour, Trinidad.  Our three boys, then aged twelve, nine, and five were ecstatic to be on the water like …

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Seven Great Reasons to Visit St. Lucia

Photo by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Narrowing the list of great reasons to visit St. Lucia down to seven is like putting out a bowl of potato chips and eating just one. The place is sophisticated, lush and breathtakingly beautiful with a great variety of accommodations …

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Nautically-Themed TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Now Open 

There’s been a void of hotels catering to Fort Lauderdale’s boating community – until now. The nautically-themed TRYP by Wyndham Maritime opened in May. The 150-room hotel is the anchor of the four-star 168-slip Marina Bay Resort, one of the …

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Martinique Flying Regatta, a spectacular new event 

Organized by the Martinique Tourism Authority (MTA), the Martinique Flying Regatta will take place from 17 to 24 November 2018. It will be the world’s signature international foiling event. “We are very proud to hold this groundbreaking race,” said Martinique Tourism …

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Rigs Explained, Mocked, & Pondered

Fatty’s first boat was a wooden double-ender sloop purchased when he was 15 years old

Chances are your boat has the rig it needs. If it doesn’t—buy a new boat, don’t replace the rig. Alas, there are many misconceptions about various rig configurations. Thus, I feel it might be fun to add to the misinformation.  …

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Kick ‘Em Jenny: Grenada’s Underwater Volcano

Kick ’em Jenny is a submarine volcano located at 12°18´N, 61°38´W; approximately eight kilometres (five miles) off the north coast of Grenada. As far as scientists are aware it is the only live underwater volcano in the Caribbean. Thought to be …

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Sailing with Charlie: Oldies & Goodies

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

We’ve heard a lot about various groups of mariners not quite fitting into the mold of expectation. ‘Women at the Helm’ is now an interesting monthly column. There are those who sail in ever smaller craft. Rowing across the Atlantic …

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