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Sailing with Charlie: Fear!

Fear

Hurricane season is here again and as we approach September, the most prominent month for tropical storms, we must all keep a watchful eye on the weather and be ready to make defensive preparations if necessary. For boaters that means …

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Sailing with Charlie: Tea Integrity

Sailing with Charlie: Tea Integrity ; Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

“There’s a leak, a big leak. There’s been a big leak.” Frightening words indeed, especially when shouted up from down below while your boat is sailing close hauled in 25kts of wind with the rail under. Charlie quickly handed the …

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Sailing With Charlie: Another World

Sailing With Charlie: Underwater WorldGraphics by Christine Taylor

Charlie was scrubbing the bottom of a boat in Trellis Bay (Charlie just hates dirty bottoms) when he looked down and saw what he thought was an anchor, half-buried in the sand in about 15ft of water. He dove down …

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Sailing with Charlie: Cruise Ship Visitors

Sailing With Charlie: Cruise Ship Visitors

The cruise ship season is in full swing in the BVI and we often see several monolithic monsters in the harbor disgorging upward of 10,000 visitors. Many of these sheeple will take day sails on large cattlemarans, while others will …

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Sailing with Charlie: Fun

Sailing With Charlie: Fun, Graphics by Christine Taylor

February is the coldest month of the year in the northern hemisphere –somewhat surprising really since the winter solstice passes some five weeks prior to February 1st. In the Caribbean, February is the middle of the high season when thousands …

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Sailing with Charlie: Sailing with Music

Sailing With Charlie Humor by Julian PutleyCartoon by Christine Taylor

Charlie likes music; he also likes silence, but there’s a time and place for everything. When there’s a high pressure system over the islands and the atmosphere is crystal clear; and when this is accompanied by a light 10 to …

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