Who says Caribbean summers are sleepy? The August/September issue of Caribbean Compass is jam-packed with action! Read it in two easy ways: use the on-page embedded ISSUU reader below or download the full PDF. Did you know we have an online archive of all past editions? See the full list of past issues here.
Celebrating Fifty Years in 2023: The Bitter End Is Back!
Correspondent Michelle Slade escaped for a few nights to the Bitter End Yacht Club in beautiful North Sound, Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands, and shares her impressions of the much-heralded grand re-opening of a resort that’s a renowned institution for sailors and landlubbers alike. Read More
Test Cases: Using Satellite Data to Navigate
In “Test Cases: Using Satellite Data to Navigate,” Joan Conover shares intel from cruising sailors who use satellite data to augment electronic chart detail, a useful tool for areas with limited or no recent surveys and for locations without the funding to expand or perform new bathymetric studies. Read More
Hurricane Season and Reflections on Hugo by Donald M. Street Jr.
The godfather of passage-making recounts how 34 years on, he still supports a “suicidal” decision by a sailor who survived the devastating 1989 storm. Read More
Caribbean SSB Radio Weather Reports Summer 2023
As he has in previous years, Ken Goodings shares his broadcast intel in “Caribbean SSB Radio Weather Reports Summer 2023” Read Now
Caribbean Events for August & September 2023
6 – 7 Windward Fete, Orient, St. Barth
8 – 9 Grenada Carnival, ‘SpiceMas.’ https://spicemasgrenada.com
11 FULL MOON
11 World Steelpan day
19 – 21 (TBC) Aruba Regatta. https://www.facebook.com/arubaregatta
24 Fête de Saint-Bartelemy. Boat races in Gustavia
31 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Independence Day)
TBA Start of weekly fishing boat races, Cap Haitien, Haiti. https://www.haitisailingcup.com
4 Trinidad CPL 2023 https://www.cplt20.com/
5 Public holiday in Puerto Rico and USVI (Labor Day)
9 Belize Carinval https://www.facebook.com/thecarnivalassociation/
10 FULL MOON
10 – 11 Back to School Regatta, BVI. https://www.royalbviyc.org
16 Public holiday in St. Kitts & Nevis (National Heroes’ Day)
19 Public holiday in St. Kitts & Nevis (Independence Day)
22 Autumnal Equinox
24 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Republic Day)
Read Our Recent Issues:
Readers: We are always interested in our readers’ adventures, news, discoveries, and photos. Please, email your articles and ideas to [email protected]. We’ll do our best to include your contribution in a future issue of the Compass! ⛵
Business owners and operators: Advertising in Caribbean Compass is easy and effective. Contact Publisher Dan Merton at [email protected] for our 2024 media kit.
Quick note: Caribbean Compass seeks Caribbean sales representatives to help us strengthen relationships with local businesses throughout the region. We are particularly interested in people who are in Grenada, Antigua, Sint Maarten, and the British Virgin Islands, though any island location is of interest. Please, email [email protected]
One last thing-
we are finally on social media (seriously late to the game… we know!) but are trying hard to catch up! Click the icons below to start following us, we promise to bring you great sailing updates! Oh yeah, we’ll follow you back!
Thank you to our sponsor Saint Lucia Tourism Authority