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Captains of Ships – Dominique Geysen

Born in 1974, Dominique was brought up in a multilingual French-English-Dutch household in a village towards the north of Flanders.  His father was a businessman, his mother a pastry chef and, while other children were given a Mars bar for an after-school snack, Dominique and his three siblings feasted on …

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Going to the Caribbean this winter season?

With Covid – 19 and the Corona madness still around, yacht owners, charter guests, captains and crew are questioning and investigating the possibilities to sail to the Caribbean ( or not ) this upcoming winter season. The Islander spoke with Jan Roosens, Managing Director of the Yacht and Ship agency …

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Dear Islanders

2020 never ceases to surprise or amaze us! A month ago, we were all pretty optimistic on the tourist front, with hotels and restaurants re-opening, and now here we are just a few weeks later and the season has pretty much ended for anyone connected to the tourism industry. I …

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Captains of Ships – Steve Lenton

Born in 1966, just four months before England held the World Cup aloft, it was written in the stars that Steve Lenton was going to be a dyed-in-the-wool football fan.  His lorry driver father was a Nottingham Forest supporter, and weekends were held sacred for taking Steve and his little …

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Orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar

One of my favourite stories of the seas is the one on the Orcas that visit the Strait of Gibraltar. I have encountered Orcas when sailing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, in the Galapagos islands or in Norway … but the most impressive interaction of these extraordinary marine …

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Axopar – The Adventure Company

“Can you hear me clearly?” is the first question Jan-Erik Viitala, Founding Partner and Creative Innovations Director of Axopar Boats, asks me as we link in for a phone interview this week. “Ummm, it sounds like you’re on a plane….”, detective skills are clearly not my thing. No, in fact, …

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Dear Islander

August certainly lived up to its reputation of being a furnace with humidity thrown in, but I’m happy to say we managed to escape and spent most of the month in Galicia, France and then the UK with our Campervan! The cool evenings and fresh mornings were a delight !! …

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