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St. Petersburg to Havana Race

Photo Credit: Southern Yacht Club Archives

Until the fall of Cuba to Castro and his revolutionary forces in 1958, sailors actively raced schooners in the 284 NM St. Petersburg to Havana Race, which from 1930 to 1958 was considered a highly prestigious event and eventually became …

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Eckerd College Rescue

Photo by Glenn Hayes

Any day at Eckerd College campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, you can find students walking to class or studying by the water’s edge. You may see one or two look at their phones when a text comes, jump up and …

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Seven Top Yacht Charter Trends

Picture courtesy of Horizon Yacht Charters www.horizonyachtcharters.com

A sampling of the responses from crewed brokerages and bareboat companies provides a peek at the hot trends in the Caribbean charter yacht industry. 1. Business is Looking Up for Charters! Business seems better, says Ann McHorney, founder and director …

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Charter Provisioning Pros & Cons: Packages vs. DIY

Photo courtesy of Jane Harrison at Megayacht Service, St. Maarten

When three couples from New Jersey chartered out of Tortola they chose to provision themselves rather than ask an on-island provisioner or select a package from their bareboat company. Why? “Ease and expense”, explains Jack Edwards, who planned the charter. …

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Gulf Coast Marinas Upgrading

Hurricanes that destroy valuable waterfront property and erode marina seawalls and precious wetlands are the perpetual cycle of living and boating on the Gulf of Mexico. If there’s any benefit to getting hammered by a hurricane, it’s getting state and …

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On the Way to Retirement

Back in March I was between jobs when a friend asked me if I could help him deliver his beloved Sea Ray 45 from St Petersburg to Miami. The trip was intended to get him closer to his retirement goal …

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Odenbach Dominates at St. Pete NOOD Regatta

Travis Odenbach dominates at St. Pete NOOD Regatta; Florida’s Peter Bream takes J/24 Midwinters The 2012 National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Regatta Series began on February 17 with the St. Petersburg Regatta hosted by the St Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. …

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