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  Caribbean Compass is the free monthly publication that provides real news, real views and real insight into the Caribbean’s vibrant marine scene. The Compass is published by Compass Publishing Ltd and distributed at key locations throughout the Greater and Lesser Antilles island chain and Venezuela.
It is also available on our website,

  The Compass is by sailors, for sailors — and for all those who love the Caribbean sea and shore.
Managing Director Tom Hopman and Editor Sally Erdle, both US-born, arrived by yacht in the Caribbean in the early 1970s. They have cruised the Caribbean extensively, raced, worked in the Caribbean charter trade, and completed a five-and-a-half-year, double-handed circumnavigation aboard their Rhodes 41 sloop, So Long. On returning to the Caribbean at the end of their circumnavigation, they launched the Compass in 1995.
  Production Manager Wilfred Dederer left a career in photojournalism in Germany and sailed to the Caribbean in 1983. Captivated, he returned permanently in 1988, and worked as a yacht skipper, photographer and newspaper editor. He joined the Compass in 1998.

  Assistant Editor Elaine Ollivierre came from England to Bequia as a volunteer teacher in the 1970s and stayed after meeting her husband, Orbin, a fisherman, boatbuilder and Commodore of the Bequia Sailing Club. She joined the Compass in 2003.