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Justin Chisholm Article

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With traditional sailing club membership levels around the world dwindling year by year, it’s rare to hear of new clubs being formed. However, the Brooklyn Sail Club is one such venture and the US Sailing sanctioned operation is hoping its innovative pay-to-play model could help it buck the global downward ... Read More »



Alice C I’ A Widdows is a Regatta Manager on the international superyacht circuit providing yacht management, logistics and shore support on the classic yacht regatta circuit.  A keen yachtswomen and self – confessed island hopping addict, preferably by boat. Meet our Classic Yachting Columnist. www.alicewiddows.com   Antigua, Austria or ... Read More »

Dear Islander….

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Firstly I would like to wish all our readers, advertisers and friends a very happy and healthy New Year. I am sat writing this editorial at the end of our first visit to the Antigua Yacht Charter Show, overlooking some of the finest yachts on the planet such as Nero, ... Read More »



  Now in its 18th year Les Voiles de St Tropez is the gran finale of The Mediterranean Regatta season. Organised by André Beaufils and his team at The Société Nautique de Saint Tropez , it is the gathering of 4,000 of the world’s great and the good in the ... Read More »

Dear Islander….

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I cannot believe I am already writing the final editorial of 2016, just where has this year gone ??!! As I write this in mid-November, just prior to the annual trip to the METS in Amsterdam, we are still blessed with temperatures allowing a swim without turning blue ! We ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – OneOcean Port Vell


  One of the Mediterranean’s newest marinas has been built for superyachts that don’t yet exist. Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell can take a 190 metre megayacht with ease, but even the world’s largest – 180 metre Lürssen Azzam – falls 10 metres short. That’s forward planning for you. But this ... Read More »

Why Asociación Ondine?


Earlier this year I left the safety of a well paid job, got onboard a boat and set sails towards the horizon commencing a magical journey with an unknown final destination. A few months into my travels I unexpectedly received an opportunity to accompany a beautiful yacht headed towards Mallorca. ... Read More »

Dear Islander….

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Dear Islander, With the madness of Monaco now well behind us, our attentions turn to Amsterdam later this month and METS. Just as mad but in a different way! Overall the general feeling of Monaco was moderately encouraging, with some brokers reporting brisk business whilst others were bemoaning the lack ... Read More »