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Dear Islander,

Dear Islander,

Dear Islander, This past month has seen some of the worst weather ever recorded in several parts of the world, particularly in the Caribbean and Florida where Hurricane Irma caused widespread destruction, with the BVI’s and St Maarten suffering more than most. The number of boats wrecked or damaged only ... Read More »

MESA Sostenible – Sustainable Farm & Nutrition Kitchen

MESA Sostenible – Sustainable Farm & Nutrition Kitchen

Change is happening in Nicaragua. Rural communities are seeking a healthier and more prosperous future. In Nicaragua, approximately 65 percent of people who live in rural areas are poor with 80 percent being extremely poor and depend on farming for their main source of income. Due to unsustainable agriculture practices, ... Read More »

Diving for dummies

Diving for dummies

 Back in the 1950s and 1960s, a young man called Pepe  Escaño ran a fishing fleet off Spain’s Cantabrian coastline.  It was competitive, tough, and financially unrewarding.  Suddenly news began to travel that Frenchmen Jacques  Cousteau and Émile Gagnan had invented the first open-  circuit self-contained underwater breathing apparatus – ... Read More »

There’s a new way to make cruising sails

There’s a new way to make cruising sails

By North Sails Woven or laminate? That’s the choice for anyone in the market for cruising sails – until now. Chris Beeson finds out how North Sails has blown the debate wide open As with most things in life, choosing new cruising sails involves compromise. You can opt for the ... Read More »

Knots are great but be aware of limitations

Knots are great but be aware of limitations

Marlow Ropes Paul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, tests the effects of knots and splices on rope strength. It’s likely anyone who has ever used ropes has learned to tie knots – to create eyes, connect rope to objects or even just for decoration. There’s a knot for every ... Read More »

Travel – New England

Travel – New England

  The light disappeared as the bus from Boston trundled its way further north. Shimmers of mirrored light caught my eye as I passed giant lakes and rushing streams. The red glow of closed shop and restaurant signs lit up as we passed through villages and towns. Four hours later ... Read More »