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Caribbean

Monthly Regional Reports for the Caribbean are posted the first week of each month so you’ll find the best of the Caribbean! The Caribbean islands offer an array of experiences for boaters. From unique cultures in St. Maarten to world-renowned diving in Belize, the region has it all. Southern Boating’s articles provide helpful insight into traveling the Caribbean by boat—including features on regions such as: Puerto Rico, Antigua, Belize, Grenada, St. Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, Aruba, St. Lucia and more. Monthly updates include news about events, fishing tournaments, and sailing regattas. Detailed cruising guides can be found in thoroughly researched articles by Southern Boating experts.

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Race Sailboats in the Caribbean

Want to race sailboats in the Caribbean, but can’t or don’t want to bring your own boat? No boat? No problem! Race with Ondeck! Chartering a yacht or crew spot to compete…

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RORC Caribbean 600

The RORC Caribbean 600 celebrates its 10th Anniversary The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Caribbean 600 celebrates a decade with a stellar reputation as a must-do offshore race by some of the…

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Bequia Music Festival

Bequia Music Festival is not to be missed There aren’t many places you can listen to top musicians in a locale no more than 10 feet from a sugary-soft, white sand, tropical…

It's regatta season in Barbados

Regatta season in Barbados

It’s regatta season in Barbados Three sailing events in one regatta are the highlight of the second annual Barbados Sailing Week (BSW). Set for January 16-24, the competition kicks off with the…

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Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament

Spice Island Billfish Tournament Celebrates 50 Years One of the biggest sportfishing tournaments in the Caribbean in terms of boat and angler participation and size of targeted catch celebrates its half-century this…

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Open for Business

The Moorings & Sunsail announce they’re open for business after hurricanes. The Moorings and Sunsail, two of the most trusted names in yacht chartering, are pleased to announce the grand reopening of…

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Caribbean Charters

The Virgin Islands, both the U.S. and British, are the top destinations for  Caribbean charters and yacht vacations, followed by the cruising grounds around St. Maarten-St. Martin, Anguilla and St. Barths. However, if…

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The World’s Toughest Row

Four intrepid Antiguans will put their oars in the water in La Gomera, the Canary Islands on December 12th for what is billed as “The World’s Toughest Row ” and paddle nearly…

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Watch Racing Action in Grenada

ENJOY A FRONT ROW SEAT and secondhand adrenaline rush by celebrating with the teams as they finish the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Transatlantic Race this month at the Camper and Nicholsons’ Port…

Offshore World Championships

Offshore World Championships

HOOK UP IN ST. LUCIA More than $100,000 in prizes, plus entry into the world-famous Offshore World Championships in Costa Rica, are two good reasons to hook up at the St. Lucia International…

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Regattas Go On

Major Caribbean regattas go on for 2018, despite hurricanes Rain doesn’t stop the Carnival and neither will the devastating 1-2 punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September stop the region’s major…

Hamilton History House in Nevis

Hamilton History in Nevis

Create your own Hamilton adventure in Nevis History is hot, hot, thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway hit, Hamilton: An American Musical. If you’re a fan of the show and have been swept up…

Optimist World Championships

Optimist World Championships in Antigua

World Record Entries for Optimist World Championship in Antigua The 2019 Optimist World Championship will welcome junior sailors from 64 countries July 6 to 16, setting a new record for the most…

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BVI dive site features WWII ship

A derelict WWII Ship has been converted to a BVI dive site It’s one of the last remaining vessels to survive the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The YO-44, aka the Kodiak…

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IBT Turns 65

The International Billfish Tournament (IBT) turns 65. The IBT is the longest consecutively held big game fishing tournament in the world. The tournament is hosted by Club Nautico de San Juan in…