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Cap Cana International Billfish Shootout

Top Boat and winning team Casca Dura collect their prizes. Photo: GLEO

The spectacular catch and release of two blue marlin and four white marlin on the third and final day of fishing in the 23rd International Billfish Shootout in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, is the come-from-behind feat which earned the sport …

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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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The Lowdown on Luperon

Luperon DR

Everyone who passes through Luperon has a story to tell. It’s a town that evokes the senses and gets beneath your skin. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t help but be intrigued by it. The shabby town …

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Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic

Blue Marlin Classic: Top Team, Auspicious. Photography courtesy of Richard Gibson

It was finding elusive yet highly prized blue marlin – and lots of them – that led to the Top Boat and Top Angler winners in the Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic. Fished out of Marina Casa de Campo, …

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Atlantico Private Cask

RUM: Atlantico Private Cask

What do you give rum reviewers for Christmas? Rum, of course. We are very fortunate our friends also have refined palates for sipping rums. When we opened Atlantico Private Cask we immediately wanted to share with those gathered, however, after …

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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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The Dominican Republic Fisherman: Eduardo Read

Eduardo releases a 1150lb Bluefin tuna

The Dominican Republic is the ‘new’ hot spot to billfish in the Caribbean. In fact, the Billfish Report named this Greater Antillean island number one in its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year in 2013. Now, it’s Dominican Republic’s sport …

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Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic

Top Boat Team Shoe celebrate at the Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic. Photo: Richard Gibson

Hard work and attention to detail paid off for the team aboard Shoe, the Top Boat in the Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic. Anglers aboard Shoe, the USA’s Don Schumacher’s 62-foot Spencer, released a total five blue marlin. …

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Luperon & Other Treasures of the Dominican Republic

Luperon Bay. Photo by Joao Gomes

At the beginning of our life on board we spent several months in Luperon, Dominican Republic—a country that we learned to love and to hate. The island, called La Hispaniola, comprises two countries, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The north …

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Sport Fishing Tournament Preview: May to December

International Billfish Tournament of Club Náutico de San Juan

Billfish and gamefish migration along the 2000-mile Caribbean island chain means that there’s virtually a fishing tournament every month of the year. Here is a sampling of events that take place from May to December. May 6-9: Greet Turtle Cay …

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