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Falmouth Freddy and the Cruising Kanes
Read the first installment by Niamh McAnally of “Falmouth Freddy and the Cruising Kanes,” about the Caribbean adventures of a liveaboard couple and their unwelcome passenger, a particularly obnoxious parrot. McAnally’s Flares Up (reviewed in April Compass), was shortlisted for the 2023 London Sunday Times Sports Book Awards in the category of New Women’s Sports Writing. Read More
Club Scene: St Kitts
Vincent Mattiola augments a visit to the St. Kitts Music Festival with a connoisseur’s guide to “De Strip,” and the legendary Godfather music bar. Read More
Island Hopping in the Western Caribbean
Liesbet Collaert is our island-hopping guide to the Western Caribbean in this issue. Read More
Climbing to Saba
Discover Saba, a “diamond in the rough” that offers, writes Lynn Costenaro, “an experience not to be found elsewhere…five square miles of top to bottom nature, waiting to be discovered.” Read More
Martinique: French Flair, Sandy Beaches — and Boatyards
And sometimes, writes Lexi Fisher, even amid the Francophile culinary delights of Martinique, the most welcome sight is a boatyard with “artisans and engineers [who] can do everything you need.” Read More
Caribbean Events for June/July 2023
1-4 Martinique Boat Show.
5 World Environment Day
5 (TBC) Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta.
6 Public holiday in some places (Whit Monday)
8 World Oceans Day
11 Lowell Wheatley Anegada Pursuit Race.
13 Public holiday in BVI and Anguilla (Queen’s Birthday)
14 FULL MOON
16 Holiday in some places (Corpus Christi)
18 – 24 International Opti Regatta, St. Thomas.
19 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Labour Day)
19 Tobago Culinary Festival
20 Summer Solstice
21 Fête de la Musique, all French West Indies
22 – 26 St. Kitts Music Festival.
25 – July 4 St. John Festival, St. John, USVI
29 Fisherman’s Birthday, local boat racing in many coastal communities
1 Public holiday in BVI (Virgin Islands Day) and in Suriname (Emancipation Day)
2 Public holiday in Curaçao (Flag Day)
2 Firecracker Regatta, Tortola, BVI.
2 – 3 Dominica Cricket
3 – 9 Fiesta del Fuego, Santiago de Cuba
4 Public holiday in and Puerto Rico and USVI (Independence Day), and in Cayman Islands (Constitution Day)
3 – 4 St. John Carnival U.S.V.I. –
4 CARICOM Day
4 – 5 St. Vincent Carnival ‘Vincy Mas’
7 TBA Mott Memorial Hobie Cat Challenge, Grenada.
9 – 17 Dominica Dive Fest.
10 (TBC) Tobago Heritage Festival.
13 FULL MOON
14 Public holiday in French islands (Bastille Day), yole races in Martinique
20 – 21 St. Lucia Carnival.
20 – 23 Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica.
25 Public holiday in Puerto Rico (Constitution of Puerto Rico Day)
26 Public holiday in Cuba (National Revolutionary Festival)
27 – 2 Aug Barbados Carnival ‘Crop Over/Grand Kadooment.’
28 – 3 Aug Anguilla Summer Festival & Boat Races.
29 – 1 Aug (TBC) Carriacou Regatta.
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