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Painkiller Cup Attracts Unique, Strong Paddlers

Painkiller Cup: Kieran Grant, of Freedom City Surf, starts the first leg of the Painkiller Cup at Trellis Bay. Photo by Todd VanSickle

At the start of the fourth annual Painkiller Cup, boats filled with spectators followed the action along Tortola’s north shore cheering loudly as Bruno Mars’ hit song “Uptown Funk” blared through the air. For some paddlers, the cheering and music …

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Sandy Spirits: Beach Bars That Rock

Sandy Spirits: Beach Bars That Rock Keep your head down - Sunset Beach Bar, St. Maarten. Photo by Jan Hein

A beach and a bar form a perfect union. Working together, they create a venue where thirsty clients can heat up and cool down while enjoying a watery view. However, they’re not created equal – these bars on the beach – …

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Ho, Ho, Holiday Activities – Nautical-Style!

St. Croix Lighted Boat Parade. Photo: Ellen Sanpere

Celebrate the holidays nautical-style in a number of fun filled festivities. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening from the Bahamas to the Caribbean: Lighted Boat Parades Nearly 50 festively decorated power yachts launch from Puerto Rico’s Club Nautico de San …

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Tradition Lives on With Building of Tortola Boat Endeavour II

Endeavour II currently under construction behind Foxy's Bar and Restaurant

Although many British Virgin Islanders today prefer sleek, racy motorboats, just over a half-century ago, small, locally-constructed sailboats dominated these waters. Visiting yachtsman painted colorful descriptions: boats overloaded with cargo that could include paying passengers, ‘ground provisions’ (starchy root vegetables …

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Jost Van Dykes Homemade Boating Tradition

For the first time in about twenty years on Jost Van Dyke, island youth are paddling these small, roughly constructed boats, better known as bateaux, as part of an activity organized by the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society.

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