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The Rise of Caribbean ‘Boutique’ Regattas

Are ‘Boutique’ regattas the coming thing?

Small regattas are nothing new in the Caribbean. What is possibly trend-setting is intentionally creating a small regatta that caters to one-class of competitors. ‘Boutique Regatta’ is a term coined by Puerto Rico’s veteran race officer and regatta organizer, David …

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Pan Pepín International Dinghy Regatta

Osvaldo E De Leon Lebrón takes an early bath. Photo: Pastrana Manuel Josue

Seamanship, sportsmanship and dogged perseverance were all on display at the Pan Pepín International Dinghy Regatta, hosted out of Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico in early February. Ninety-four sailors from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin …

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Caribbean Racing Season 2017: January to March

RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC Caribbean 600/ELWJ Photography

Here’s what, where, when and how you can jump aboard during the peak Caribbean racing season. January 16-24: Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series Break records on January 21 at the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Race. “We have 14 …

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Nautical Holiday Happenings

Lighted Boat Parade – St. Croix, USVI

There might not be snow and sleigh rides, but the spirit of the yuletide holidays is alive throughout the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of nautical holiday happenings. LIGHTED BOAT PARADES Deck your decks with lights, ornaments and festively-dressed crew. …

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Suzuki Caribbean Marine is now on Instagram

Suzuki is now on Instagram

Suzuki Del Caribe launched its official Instagram account to increase brand awareness and showcase its products reliability and benefits in August. The dedicated Instagram account, @suzukicaribbeanmarine, will also present dealers in other Caribbean islands, user experiences and helpful information for boaters …

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Puerto Rico International Billfish Tournament

AD/HD hooked up. Photos: Mark Smestad

The luck of fishing in Club Nautico de San Juan’s 63rd International Billfish Tournament (IBT) for the first time combined with skills gained billfishing in the waters off South Florida, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas, earned AD/HD and its …

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Destination: Culebra

Puerto Rico destinations

Much of Culebra’s southern shoreline looks as if Robinson Crusoe would feel at home there. Near deserted strips of white sand beaches are dotted with palm trees, the rocky coastline is inhabited primarily by seabirds, and the green hillsides are …

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Puerto Rico’s South Coast Anchorages

Puerto Rico south coast anchorages

Cruising the south coast of Puerto Rico offers something a little different from the usual blue seas and sandy white beaches of the Caribbean. Its coastline is 70-odd miles of historical Spanish lighthouses, small seaside towns, historic towns, mangrove habitat, …

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Puerto Rico Regattas Offer Something for Every Sailor

puerto rico regattas

  Held in tandem, the Puerto Rico Heineken International and Puerto Rico International Dinghy regattas distinguished themselves as the most diverse duo of sailing events in the Caribbean. Held June 11-12, and hosted out of Puerto del Rey, in Fajardo, …

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Powerboating Events

powerboating events : Villa Marina Offshore Cup

The Caribbean is well-known for its sailing regattas and sport fishing tournaments. Now the region is becoming equally famous for its powerboating events like poker runs and races. These marine activities not only offer more ways for Caribbean boaters to …

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Caribbean International Boat Show Puerto Rico

Caribbean International Boat Show Puerto Rico

Rain didn’t stop the crowds or exhibitors from attending the 5th Caribbean International Boat Show (CIBS). Held March 11th to 13th, at Puerto del Rey Marina, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, an estimated 8,000 people visited. On hand were salespeople from …

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Ten Top Caribbean Hikes

Ten Top Caribbean Hikes: Guided hike, Loterie Farm, St. Martin

One of the best parts of island-hopping by yacht is stopping off to explore ashore. Here are 10 hikes worthy of becoming a land-lubber for the day. El Yunque, Puerto Rico Rare parrots, treasured frogs and larger than life tree …

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