Thanks to Tim Beirnat who sent in this lovely sunset photo taken from the deck at Pirate’s Restaurant at The Bite at Norman’s Island, BVI, while on a charter in December.
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The picture above was taken last fall from a cottage we were renting on the hills above Falmouth Harbour, Antigua. We were there for the arrival of the Salty Dawg Fleet, which had just sailed the 1500 miles from Hampton, VA to the this Caribbean paradise. It is always fun to get back to the tropics where we spent nearly five years sailing the trade wind route around the world. This squall rolled in one afternoon and gave us boisterous winds and a real downpour. It was pretty dramatic from our elevated vantage point and reminded us that in the tropics you always have to be ready for a sudden rain storm in a passing squall. You can’t leave the boat with open hatches; you need to carry a bailer and and sponge in the dinghy; and if you are ashore for the day, you should bring a light rain jacket. That’s just life in paradise.
One Highlight of the Salty Dawg Rally Winter Calendar is the Third Annual Salty Dawg Rendezvous in Dominica. Last year 23 Salty Dawg vessels and 52 sailors attended. This year, with most of the Salty Dawg Fleet in Antigua rather than the BVI, we expect an even greater turnout.
If you do not have a boat you can fly into Antigua February 16th and depart aboard a Swan 48 on the 17th to arrive in time for the full week of planned activities. February 25th you will sail to St. Maarten to fly home February 27th. 12 days in the Caribbean for $1250!
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They say cruising is a lifelong pastime and that you never stop learning. Here’s a useful anchoring technique that ...On January 3, 2018 / By George Day
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If you are in Vancouver, BC, Canada this weekend you have to check out the Vancouver International Boat Show ...On January 18, 2018 / By George Day
The big Chicago Boat, RV and Sailboat show kicks off on Wednesday, January 10 and runs through Sunday the ...On January 3, 2018 / By George Day
NEW ANTARCTIC SEASON 2018-19: Sail downwind with the albatrosses to South Georgia and beyond to the Weddell Sea and ...On December 6, 2017 / By George Day
Another year of serious fun and serious racing is on tap for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and the ...On November 29, 2017 / By George Day
B&G Vulcan Range Brings Dedicated Sailing Features and Radar to Club Racers and Cruisers in New 12- and 7-inch ...On January 10, 2018 / By George Day
Come and meet us at the “Boot Düsseldorf 2018”, hall 16 stand B58!
The Amel team will be at the “Boot Düsseldorf”, January 20th to 28th, 2018. Factory staff and team members will present the 2017 shipyard’s new model christened in Cannes: AMEL 50. Elegance, relaxation and sharing are on the agenda for this latest incarnation of the AMEL spirit.
please contact Antoine Rioton, AMEL La Rochelle for more info: email@example.com
Info about the show: www.boat-duesseldorf.com
Yacht design has evolved rapidly in the last decade with the development of swinging keels, foils, wing sails and much more. And one designer has left his creative ...On January 3, 2018 / By George Day
The pairing of a world renowned naval architect with a builder whose name is synonymous with some of the fastest and most illustrious racing yachts on the globe, ...On December 6, 2017 / By George Day
The story of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s battle to stay ahead of French yachtsman Bernard Moitessier in the 1968/9 Sunday Times Golden Globe solo round the world Race is ...On August 22, 2017 / By George Day
This Doug Zurn 52 foot concept is designed as an offshore capable fast cruiser for a couple, couple with guests, or small family. The perfectly proportioned sweeping sheer ...On June 27, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
What can be said about what the British Virgin Islands went through last year? It was heartbreaking to see one of ...On January 18, 2018 / By Administrator
Sailors for the Sea announced today that the Secor Volvo Fishers Island Sound Race is the first youth regatta in the world to achieve Platinum Level Clean Regatta ...On August 1, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
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