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Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

What started as the Bill Chandler Sunfish Memorial Regatta three years ago has now dropped Sunfish from the name in order to welcome competitors in Optimist, Club 420s and Lasers. It’s a move the late Chandler, an avid sailor, long-time …

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Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta

Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta, St. Joh, USVI

Saying there’s something for everyone is definitely not an overstatement at the Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta. In fact, the fleet competing in this 34th annual event held November 27th to 28th on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John, ranged …

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Destination: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI:From Blackbeard’s Castle, a view of the Danish- style red rooftops in Charlotte Amalie looking over the harbor to the cruise ship dock. Photo by Dean Barnes

Three things differentiate Charlotte Amalie from other port towns in the Caribbean. First, there are the Danish-style red roofs that dot buildings on the hillsides. The Danes planted their flag on what is now the U.S. Virgin Islands and their …

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Team BVI Wins 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships

Puerto Rico 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championship Winners BVI

Team BVI successfully defended its title by championing the 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships (CDC). Run under the auspices of the Caribbean Sailing Association, this is the first time in the CDC’s history that Puerto Rico has hosted this regatta. BVI …

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Honey, I’m home!

Up until this very moment, you were fine. You thought everything was fine, that is. You were probably doing some quotidian task, minding your own business, and then – BAM! It hits you. The question.   “WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN?” …

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Destination: Sailing the U.S. Virgin Islands

A study in blue - Buck Island anchorage, St Croix. Photo: Shane C McClellan  www.svGuidingLight.com

Some may think of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) as the entry point for cruising to the British Virgin Islands or Spanish Virgin Islands. Yet St. Thomas, as well as its sibling islands of St. John and St. Croix, were …

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Just The Way You Are

As a natural phenomenon related to our career as owner-operators of Yacht Lolalita, we have the privilege of meeting and temporarily living with about 150 new people every year. We’ve had such interesting, unforgettable experiences, getting to know people from …

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The Marriage Proposal Dessert

Recipe for Frozen Tiramisu Pie

This last week, I received 2 marriage proposals; 7 invitations to move into peoples’ homes; 5 threats of kidnapping; 1 promise of torture; 1 promise to torture Ernie; and 12 “pretty please with sugar on top” beggings; amongst other compliments …

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