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Bahamas officials make yachting a priority

By Lucy Chabot Reed Yachts and the yachting community — the only piece of the tourism sector still active in the Bahamas — are the island nation’s top priority, several…

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Bahamas releases COVID-related yacht protocols

The government of The Bahamas has released official COVID-19-related protocols for all boats in the waters of The Bahamas. The protocols apply to “all boats, yachts, private craft, and recreational…

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Crew Compass: English Harbour never fails to warm the heart

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Traveling brings a lot of joy to me, hence the choice of this job. And over the years, a few places in particular have left…

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Chart corrections stopped, reduced

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some hydrographic offices are not producing Notice to Mariners, according to a press release from Da Gama Maritime, which reports the following: France: The French…

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Crew Compass: Storm holdup reminder of ‘food chain’ effect

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Last month, I touched on the unpredictability of yachting and how the unknown can affect all of us involved in the yachting food chain. Shortly…

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Crew Compass: Yachting life a challenge, a blessing

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon A friend and I were recently discussing the pros and cons of the industry, and it got me thinking about the way we wind ourselves…

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Top Shelf: Thai immersion yields tasty results

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Living life large, like Paul Gauguin, I have based myself in the Bing Lee 3 love shack on the tropical island of Koh Samui.…

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Yacht agency adds to team

United Island & Yacht, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht agency, has recently added Mariah Brown to its South Florida team.  Originally from Illinois, Brown will join Laura Garcia-Bartenfelder to lead the…

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Rules of the Road: Relief supplies duty-free with condition

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers The devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian left many islands in the northern Bahamas obliterated. After successive days of extreme winds and ocean…

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Majority of Bahamas not hit by Hurricane Dorian

By Dorie Cox Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm, made international headlines for nearly two weeks after tearing across two major island areas in the north of the Bahamas. Even…

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