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Sayonara, St. John

Sayonara …

On a Sunday in June 2016, we sailed our boat, Violet, out of Coral Bay, St John, USVI, for the last time. Looking back at the harbor we had moved to at the start of this adventure seven years before, …

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Thunderbolts & Lightning, Very, Very Frightening …

Thunderbolts Lightning: Caribbean Editor's Log: Gary Brown, Perhaps there are times when you wish your mast was a little shorter!

This month we are running an article about lightning at sea written by cruiser and regular All At Sea contributor Rosie Burr. It’s never our intention to frighten people but occasionally lightning strikes do happen. And it’s no comfort knowing …

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Marina Developments in Coral Bay, St. John

Marina Developments in Coral Bay, St. John: Artist’s impression of the Yacht Club at Summer’s End. Graphics courtesy of The Summer’s End Group, LLC

St. John, the 19-square-mile U.S. Virgin Island located east of St. Thomas and southwest of Tortola, BVI, is the only major Virgin Island, U.S. or British, without a marina. Now, there are two marina projects currently proposed. Proponents say a …

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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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Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta

Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta, St. Joh, USVI

Saying there’s something for everyone is definitely not an overstatement at the Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta. In fact, the fleet competing in this 34th annual event held November 27th to 28th on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John, ranged …

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Ten Caribbean Islands You Can Only Reach By Boat

Green Island, Antigua. Courtesy of Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua

You can’t reach these islands by planes, trains or automobiles. It takes a boat, private or public, sail or power, to get you to these delightful off-the-beaten track destinations.   Green Island, Antigua This private island, owned by the Mill …

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Honey, I’m home!

Up until this very moment, you were fine. You thought everything was fine, that is. You were probably doing some quotidian task, minding your own business, and then – BAM! It hits you. The question.   “WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN?” …

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VISA — A Role Model for Caribbean MNAs

Photo by Dean Barnes

The St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John Yacht Clubs are recognized for producing first-rate regattas and world-class sailors. However, far fewer folks realize that the driving force behind sailing in the USVI is the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA), …

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St. John’s Hurricane Hole

In the season of hurricanes and unpredictable tropical storms, history shows there’s more likely to be a miss than a hit. But if you’ve lived on an island for a while, you know that when the weather guy starts calling a storm by …

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Coral Reef National Monument

Below the surface of the calm azure waters surrounding St. John lives a thriving tropical marine ecosystem. Humpback and pilot whales, dolphins, brown pelicans and sea turtles all use the waters to forage, breed, nest and rest. It’s a spawning habitat for commercially important groupers …

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