CARIBBEAN COMPASS
ARCHIVED ARTICLES


Below is a list of articles from previous editions of Caribbean Compass,
preserved electronically for your reading pleasure


Scrimshaw on Bequia - Norman Faria looks at the art of Sam and Donna MacDowell - (March 1998)

Jacks Ahoy! - Telfor Bedeau reveals the secrets of this Grenadian staple - (March 1998)

Grenada Sailing Festival - a report from the intrepid Compass crew - (March 1998)

Deck View from Helos - Chris Doyle comments on the state of affairs in southern St. Lucia - (March 1998)

Stolen Yacht 'Brin d'Amour ' - (May 1998)

Hola Cuba - (June 1998)

Dolphin - watching trips  attract visitors to St. Vincent's coast - (June 1998)

Regates des Juin - This Martinique regatta is a breath of French air - (July 1998)

David Jones - The Caribbean Weather Man - (August 1998)

The Tax Facts - Glynn Frost about the Venezuelan Tax Scene - Taxes affecting visiting yachts come and go - (September 1998)

Selling the Family Jewels  - Why buying marine souvenirs is not a good idea  - (October 1998)

Gwen's Hurricane  - How do you wait for a hurricane?  -  (November 1998)

Farewell,  Johnny Coconut  - Caribbean hotelier, author, sailor and coconut-planter extraordinaire
                                            John Caldwell dies at 80  - (December 1998)

Nowhere To Run -  For the windjammer Fantome and her 31 crew, options evaporated in the face
                            of one of history's most powerful hurricanes - (Dec 1998)

1999: Just Fine!  - A sneak preview of this year's Southern Caribbean sailing events - (Jan 1999)

The Turtle Debate  - Is a "headstart" program for endangered sea turtles the answer? - (Feb 1999)

Deck View from Helos - Chris Doyle tells what's new in the Leeward Islands - (March 1999)

Power to the people - That cruisin' life by John Stevens - (April 1999)

Green Light: - Purchase of islands by government gives Tobago Cays Marine Park the go-ahead - (May 1999)

Whaling Whys and Wherefores: Correspondence on the cetacean scene - (June 1999)

Dayhop to Cartagena - An alternative to the offshore route - (July 1999)

Kick 'em Jenny - will underwater volcano trigger a tsunami? - (August 1999)

Missing - Presumed Alive - are murderers still at large? - (August 1999)

Ciguatera - eating certain species from certain places poses health risk - (September 1999)

Bonaire's New Regulations - New Mooring Fees,  Anchoring Restrictions in Bonaire  - (October 1999)

Fish Kill: Theories abound, but no answers yet in Windwards phenomenon - (November 1999)

Dey's History (Part I): 100 Years of Caribbean Yachting - (December 1999)

Dey's History (Part II): 100 Years of Caribbean Yachting - (January 2000)

Good & Bad - cruisers' brush with Hurricane Lenny a "swell" experience - (January 2000)

Panama Canal - New Owner - Some New Procedures - (February 2000)

Lit Award - Winner of the First King of Redonda Literary Prize Announced - (March 2000)

Dave Hadley, 1927-2000  - Well-known sailor in Windward Island waters Dave Hadley died - (April 2000)

Hurricane Hunters  - Flying into storms - (May 2000)

Hurricane Preparations - by Don Street - (June 2000)

SPAW - environmental protection for the wider Caribbean - (July 2000)

Athneal Ollivierre, 1921 - 2000  - Bequia's foremost whalerman passes on - (August 2000)

Forbidden Fruit - the unexpected pleasures of Cuba's south coast - (September 2000)

Barko - Why West Indian dogs bark (and bark, and bark...) - (October 2000)

Venezuela - Why Not? - (November 2000)

Cultivating Coral - grow your own reef? - (December 2000)

Panama on My Mind - New Years' resolutions melt in the Caribbean sun - (January 2001)

Sappho II and Cap'n Ron - Facing a storm in a "hoodoo ship that was the talk of the islands" - (February 2001)

Cruising the Coast of Columbia - The Kenoffels's Guide

Document it! - State registration isn't good enough for US vessels cruising the Caribbean

Do they thinkk we're stupid? - Pro- and anti - whaling factions' PR campaigns miss the mark in the Eastern Caribbean

The Loss of the Schooner Jusfine - 28 years ago, a seasoned skipper set sail... - (September 2001)

News for Cruisers  - Improvements in St. Martin - (October 2001)

Yachting Sector Buoyant - Marine tourism businesses report little damage from 9/11 (November 2001)

E-mail Directory - 300 contacts fro cruisers (December 2001)

Stay Away! - Vessels advised to give underwater volcano a wide berth (January 2002)

The forgotten Virgin - Check out St. Croix! (May 2002)

Trini  Times - The Complete Trinidad (June 2002

A Trek in the Andes - Off the boat, into the mountains (July 2002)

One Design Racing - A positive trend in the Caribbean (August 2002)

Easy Passage - Shipping a yacht home (September 2002)

Quit Wishin' and Go Fishin' - Catch Your  Own! (October 2002)

Swim with Dolphins' - Captivation or Captivity? (November 2002)

The Case Against Captive Dolphins - a closer look (December 2002)

Eastern Caribbean Yachting Summit - We're All in the Same Boat (January 2003)

Top Dives - Trout's Favorite Sites (February 2003)

Savoring San Blas - Meetind the Kuna, finding a home (March 2003)

Bilge Alarms and Couplings - How not to drop your shaft (April 2003)

Insiders' Venezuela - Serenity at Golfo de Cariaco (May 2003)

Commodore as Ambassador - Meet José Miguel Díaz ( June 2003)

Puerto Santo Attack - Avoid Peninsula de Paria! (July 2003)

Hurricane Holes - Where you gonna go?  (August 2003)

Four Weeks in the Middle of Nowhere - Enjoying Las Aves (September 2003)

Tobago Cays at Crossroads - Who will manage Marine Park (October 2003)

Islas Rosarios - Colombian offshore isles (November 2003)

Get out of the Way - ... by going to  Barbuda (December 2003)

Tobago Cays in Crisis? - Doyle takes a look (January 2004)

ECLAC's Report - Looking at the Caribbean yachting industry (February 2004)

Tobago Cays Update - Doyle on"New Agreement" (March 2004)

St. Lucia Rules - Doyle looks at "permit to moore" (April 2004)

Bonaire - Revisited (May 2004)

Guyana Guide - Part One: The Basics (June 2004)

Hurricane Survival - Get ready - but DON'T go to sea! (July 2004)

Hurricane Survival - Securing the Boat (August 2004)

Hurricane Survival - Preparing for the Worst (September 2004)

Hurricane Ivan... - hits below the belt (October 2004)

Damage Control - Is it safe to go to sea in a fibreglass boat? (November 2004)

River Roaming - Cruisers take to canoes (December 2004)

SSB Weather Skeds - Selected Radio Reports (January 2005)

CARICOM Ports ISPS Compliant - (February 2005)

10th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE REFLECTIONS:
Straddling the Millennia: Part One - The Cruisersâ Eye View (March 2005)

Cruising Below the Belt - Summer Way down South (April 2005)

Bequia Regatta 2005 - a history-making event (May 2005)

Liferaft Packing - the importance of professionalism (May 2005)

Insurance Lessons - Boatowners, Yards & Insurers must work together (June 2005)

Insurance Follies - Yacht claim silliness (July 2005)

Amerindian Seafarers - Where were Antilles voyages of discovery launched? (August 2005)

Underwater Wonders - a special snorkel spot (September 2005)

Panama Problems - less room for yachts in canal waters (October 2005)

Destination Dominica - Discovering with Doyle (November 2005)

The cruising life - Communication Breakdown (December 2005)

Yacht Insurance Underwriting - Identifying potential risk (January 2006)

Coasting Venezuela - From Aves to Puerto La Cruz (February 2006)

Grenada Rules - New one-page clearance (March 2006)

Hurricane Season Options - Why we chose Puerto La Cruz (April 2006)

A Summer Place - Cruisers try Curaçao (May 2006)

From Bare Poles to Paradise - Challenging passage from Bonaire to San Blas (June 2006)

Tobago Regatta - What a time! (July 2006)

Delta Delights - The Orinoco Delta offers Unique Summer Cruising (August 2006)

Thorny Path Update - Many changes in recent years (September 2006)

Combating Crime against Yachts - What's being done (October 2005)

Catamaran Controversy - More insurance claims for multihulls? (November 2006)

Caribbean Memories - A solo sailors recollections (December 2006)

Cartagena to San Blas - Day Hopping makes it easy (January 2007)

Yacht Crime Summit - Eastern Caribbean officials and cruisers talk (February 2007)

St Kitts & Nevis - 'We're glad we came!' (March 2007)

The Case of the Reappearing Wreck - Shipwreck linked to 1898 hurricane (April 2007)

Bequia Regatta - With a French Twist (May 2007)

Cuban Cruising - Off the Milk Run (May 2007)

Compass Readers' Survey - Who are we? (May 2007)

Happy Anniversary Tobago! - 25th Angostura Tobago Regatta (June 2007)

Jamaica Hello! - Cruisers get Irie Welcome (July 2007)

St Thomas? - A surprising destination (August 2007)

All Ashore: Nevis  - A gentle walk on the Wild Side (September 2007)

Carriacou Regatta Festival 2007 (September 2007)

Grenada's South Coast - The yacht business is thriving (October 2007)

Big Changes - Mega-Marina for St. George's Lagoon, Grenada (November 2007

Dengue - You Give Me Fever (November 2007)

Unexspected Pleasure - A rest stop in St. Vincent (December 2007)

ARC 2007 Arrives - Challenges and Rewards (January 2008)

Bombs? Away! - Going Ashore in Vieques (February 2008)

Barbados - Worth the beat? (March 2008)

Cruising Cuba  - & Getting back to the Eastern Caribbean (April 2008)

Money Worries - The economy and the yachting sector (May 2008)

2008 Hurricane Activity (June 2008)

A Quiet Virgin - Vieques, Now! (July 2008)

Why the Rio Dulce? It's a great Hurricane Hole AND it's in Guatemala (August 2008)

A Jamaican Sojourn - Cruisers love Port Antonio (September 2008)

Cuba's North Coast - Another Side of Cuba (September 2008)

2009 Caribbean Regattas - a selection for all styles! (October 2008)

The Crystal Ball - players predictions for the  Caribbean yachting industry (October 2009)

Cruising Venezuela's "lake" - the Gulf of Cariaco (November 2008)

A Traditional Launching - New start for a Carriacou Sloop (December 2008)  

Sailing in the San Blas - Picture-perfect Isla Piños  (February 2009)

Terrific in Tobago - New Multi-Faceted Regatta is a Hit (March 2009)

'Stuck' in Grenada - and what's wrong with that? (April 2009)

Give Puerto Rico a chance - we're glad we did! (May 2009)

Sailing in Recession - What should the Caribbean yachting community do? (June 2009)

Western Cuba Cruising Update - Marinas and Anchorages (July 2009)

Yachting 'Ambassador' - A Chat with Cuthbert Didier - (August 2009)

Chartering - from a Crew's Point of View - (September 09)

Christmas in Cartagena - (October 09)

San Fernando - Trinidad's second city - (November 09)

ESeaClear Update - (December 09)

Portsmouth - A Caribbean Jewel (January 2010)

There and back again - The San Blas Islands (February 2010)

Trinidad-Grenada Passage Security - (March 2010)

Following Gauguin to Panama - (April 2010)

Scary But Worth It: The Pinnacle, Union Island - (May 2010)

Barbados Surprise - (June 2010)

Shelter from the Storm - (July 2010)

How not to do... an Atlantic Crossing - (August 2010)

St Lucia’s Biggest Star is Waiting to Take You Out! - (September 2010)

Sea Turtles and Their Eggs - (October 2010)

Cruising the Eastern Caribbean with Your Dog (Part 1) - (November 2010)

Cruising the Eastern Caribbean with Your Dog (Part 2) - (December 2010)

Having Boat Work done in the Caribbean - (January 2011)

Caribbean Cruising in the New Millennium - (February 2011)

Where to refit in the Caribbean - March 2011

Downwind Run to the Venezuelan Offshore Islands - Isla Tortuga, Los Roques and Las Aves (April 2011)

A Chocoholic’s Guide to the Windwards and T&T - (May 2011)

Excerpts from Remarks by OECS Director General Dr. Len Ishmael
at Compass Brunch, Bequia, 21 April 2011
- (June 2011)

The Caribbean Yachting Industry Now
What’s the Problem? (And What’s the Strength?)
- (July 2011)

Destinations - Magical Mayreau - (August 2011)

Yachting a Top Priority in OECS Common Tourism Policy - (September 2011)

Sailing the Caribbean Coast of Colombia Part 1 - (October 2011)

Sailing the Caribbean Coast of Colombia Part 2 - (November 2011)

Sailing the Caribbean Coast of Colombia Part 3 - (December 2011)

The Sickness of the Seas: Fight it Right - (January 2012)

‘Yesterday’ and Tomorrow: Driving Around Montserrat - (February 2012)

Yacht Clearance Fees — Ten Years After (March 2012)

The Wind Is Free (For Everything Else, There’s a Budget) (April 2012)

How To Take Stunning Underwater Photos (May 2012)

How To Take Stunning Underwater Photos - Part 2 (June 2012)

Eastern Caribbean Yachting Seminar Held in Martinique (July 2012)

Explore Puerto Rico - Starting in Salinas (August 2012)

Cruising with(out) fear (September 2012)

The Maya of Eternal Time and Guatemala's Rio Dulce (October 2012)

Cruisers’ Health: A Message for the Men (November 2012)

A Sailor’s Sabbatical in St. Kitts - (December 2012)

Gotta Go to Grenada! - (January 2013)

The Island of St. Vincent is so longer a Mystery to us!! - (February 2013)

A Grenada-to-Grenada Cruise - (March 2013)

A Sailing Virgin visits the Brithish Virgin Islands - (April 2013)

Hurricane Survival Strategy - (May 2013)

Belize is Beautiful… with a ‘But’ - (June 2013)

A ‘Leaking’ Boat - (July 2013)

Interesting, Frustrating, Enchanting Cuba - (August 2013)

Venezuela - Is it safe? - (September 2013)

Colombia's Perfect Pit Stop - (October 2013)

Guadeloupe's Grande Terre - (November 2013)

Why We Miss the (Eastern) Caribbean… and Why Not - (December 2013)

Three Cruises - All in the Grenadines - (January 2014)

Caribbean 3G Phone and Internet Access - (February 2014)

Santa Marta, Colombia: The Newest ‘St. Somewhere’ - (March 2014)

Talk a Walk on the Wild Side: Montreal Gardens W. Vincent - (April 2014)

A Singlehanded Look at the Leewards - (May 2014)

Changing Seasons - (June 2014)

New Buoyage Makes Grenada’s Second City an Attractive Destination - (July 2014)

The Beautiful Blue of the BVI - (August 2014)

Exploring Santo Domingo and its Surroundings - (September 2014)

A Singlehander’s Sojourn at Bocas del Toro - (October 2014)

Three Reasons Why Not to Sail to Barbuda - (November 2014)

Colombia Sets Course for Yacht Tourism Growth - (December 2014)

Grand Cayman: We Went to Hell and Back… and Had a Blast! - (January 2015)

Trinidad is Definitely for the Birds - (February 2015)

WORLD ARC 2015-16 - Round-the-World Rally Makes First Colombian Stop - (March 2015)

 ‘Windward or Mona Passage?’ - A Review and Assessment - (April 2015)

Smooth Sailing in the Windward Passage - (May 2015)

Learning from the Ghosts of Hurricanes Past - (June 2015)

Windwards During Hurricane Season? - (July 2015)

Caribbean Sailing Association Committed to Youth Development - (August 2015)

Tip-Top Tips for First-Time Caribbean Cruisers - (September 2015)

Making Sails Last - Preserving Your Headsails - (October 2015)

Expedition Examines Grenadine Reefs’ Health - (November 2015)

Tribute to a Beautiful Friend and an Incredible Sailor Donald Marmo - (December 2015)

The Launching of Free - (January 2016)

Backpacks for Sailors - (February 2016)

Islands. Water. World. - How Might Sea-Level Rise Affect Caribbean Islands and What Might We Do About It? - (March 2016)

From a Pram to a Windjammer - Sea Cloud - (April 2016)

WORLD ARC 2015-16 - From a Fleet to a Family - (May 2016)

Summertime and the Living is Easy - in Grenada - (June 2016)

CARIBBEAN MEMORIES - Down Island with ‘Big Ti’ - (July 2016)

Grenadines Marine Protected Areas Collaborate for Conservation - (August 2016)

The Caribbean: Perceived Problems, But Solid Attractions - (September 2016)

Commodore’s Groundwork Pays Off for Cuban Yacht Sector - (October 2016)

Island Dog = Boat Dog - (November 2016)

Partnering to Preserve the Caribbean Sea: We Are Part of a Big, Blue Picture - (December 2016)

Importing Parts and Packages in Paradise - (January 2017)

A Sustainable Approach to Marina Development
- (February 2017)

Santa Marta for Cruisers - (March 2017)

A Seven-Day Exumas Adventure - (April 2017)

Bocas del Toro - Hurricane Season – Plan BDT
- (May 2017)

Boom Time Barbados - (June 2017)

Cuba: Fun on a Budget Near Marina Hemingway - (July 2017)

Antifouling Paint Test 2016-17 Breakthrough: Eco-Friendly Beats Heavy Metal - (August 2017)

Early Warning of ‘Invasions’: Tracking Sargassum Seaweed via Satellite — And How Boaters Can Help - (September 2017)


Dinghy Security for Cruisers: Lock It or Lose It! - (October 2017)

Lessons Learned from Liveaboard Hurricane Survivors
- (November 2017)


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