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Ten Top Caribbean Wrecks to Dive

The Kittiwake, Grand Cayman. Photo: Lawson Wood, courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

The Caribbean is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. There is magnificent coral, schools of multicolored fish and contours on the sea floor to explore, from reefs and rocks to walls and wrecks. Here is a …

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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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2016 Fall Rally Round-Up

North Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2015. Photo: David H. Lyman

Cruising rallies are one of the most popular ways for sailors to transit from northern climes to the Caribbean in the fall. Today, there are several rallies to choose from, each with its own personality. Capacity Entries for 31st Atlantic …

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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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New IGY Marina Program Gives Back to Local Communities

"Inspire Giving Through You" by IGY Marinas:Repairs and maintenance to a community pool facility in St. Thomas is on the list of IGY projects. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Loveland

A new initiative is linking sea and shore-side communities. ‘Inspire Giving through You’ is a community-based initiative launched in November by IGY Marinas, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-headquartered international marina network spanning two hemispheres. The first projects get underway this month in …

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Profile: St. Lucia Sailor Stephanie Devaux-Lovell

St. Lucia junior sailor Stephanie Deveaux-Lowell

Nineteen-year-old Stephanie Devaux-Lovell has two clear goals. First, to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the Laser Radial. Secondly, and even closer to her heart, is to win her home island of St. Lucia it’s first-ever Olympic medal. Devaux-Lovell’s …

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Saint Lucia International Billfish Tournament

Team Vesper have now scored a hat trick by winning this tournament three years in a row

Teamwork proved the ticket to success for Trinidad’s Jerome McQuilken, who with his team aboard the 50ft Viking, Vesper, won Best Boat with eight blue marlin releases at the 24th St. Lucia International Billfish Tournament. That’s not all! McQuilken caught …

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World Cruising Club Runs Three Atlantic Rallies This Fall

Caribbean 1500 - Nanny Cay resort and marina on Tortola British Virgin Islands. Photo: World Cruising Club

Whether you like passage-making or transatlantic sails, the Cowes, UK-headquartered World Cruising Club offers a rally that will put you in the sunny islands this winter. Here’s what’s new with the WCC’s three major Atlantic fall rallies.   ARC Caribbean …

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2015 Boatyard Round-Up. What’s New?

IMM Guadeloupe

Business at Caribbean boatyards booms during hurricane season. Here’s what’s new at a sampling of yards in both the Eastern and Western Caribbean. IMM, Guadeloupe People power is making this full-service yard in Pointe-A-Pitre an even bigger draw to owners …

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Relaxing in St. Lucia, Land of the Pitons

The beach at Rodney Bay

Known for its peaks listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the country island of St. Lucia is more than just the Pitons and extravagant weddings at coastal resorts so popular with Europeans and North Americans looking to tie …

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World ARC 2014-15 ends in Saint Lucia

Crossing the finish line in Rodney Bay

Achieving the dream of circumnavigating 15 months ago, the World ARC 2014-15 fleet set out from Saint Lucia to sail around the world. Amongst the crews were many nationalities, backgrounds and reasons for taking part. Since then, they have sailed …

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