The May 2023 issue of Caribbean Compass is now available, and features:
“Sounds+ St. Lucia Club Scene” Sailor and entertainment aficionado Vincent Mattiola joins Compass executive editor Tad Richards in the Sounds+ department. Mattiola covers the St. Lucia club scene, which promises to keep fans of the May St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival in a constant state of musical ecstasy.
“Spring Migration & Destination Azores“: Linda Lane Thornton and Don Street, godfather of ocean passages, weigh in on passage advice for sailors headed home from the Caribbean. Thornton is the co-author of the RCC Pilotage Foundation’s Atlantic Islands
Wrap up: 49th St. Thomas International Regatta, Antigua Laser Open Championship, 50th Anniversary of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival
Regattas On the Horizon: Antigua Sailing Week, Antigua-Bermuda Race, Windward 500 Races
Read these stories and so much more, in print and online Click here to download the full May 2023 as a PDF or see below to read via ISSUU magazine reader
Caribbean Events for May 2023
1 Public holiday in many places (Labour Day)
5 – 14 St. Lucia Jazz Festival.
5 FULL MOON
5 Cayman Islands Carnival (Batabano)
6 Start of ARC Europe rally from St. Maarten to Portugal via Bermuda.
6 Antigua and Barbuda Dockyard Day.
12 BVI Dinghy Championship.
12 – 13 BVI Spring Charter Show.
16 Public holiday in the Cayman Islands (Discovery Day)
16 Start of Windward 500 Races.
17 – 21 Grenada Chocolate Festival.
18 Public holiday in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and St. Maarten (Ascension Day)
19 STYC Invitational Regatta, St. Thomas.
26 – Mikie Pigott Jr. Memorial Classic Antigua
26 – 29 Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta
27 – 26 Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta, Jost Van Dyke, BVI.
27 – 28 Sport Fishing Tournaments, Antigua and Barbuda.
29 Public holidays in Puerto Rico and USVI (Memorial Day)
29 Public holiday in some places (Whit Monday)
29 – June 2 Barbuda Carnival (Caribana)
30 Public holiday in Trinidad & Tobago (Indian Arrival Day)
30 Public holiday in Anguilla (Anguilla Day)
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In case you missed it, last month we featured the following:
“Ready About! Hard aLee! I’ve seen Sailing’s Future”: Award-winning journalist David Lyman walks the docks in Antigua and is gobsmacked by all the fun sailing frenzy focused on youth. Read more
“A New Life for Elvis Francois”: Compass editor-in-chief Elaine Lembo recounts her Zoom interview with Elvis Francois, a Dominica fisherman who survived weeks at sea on ketchup, was rescued, and became the new poster boy for Heinz. Read More
“The Best Of Caribbean Cruising: Part One: The Timeless Destinations of Puerto Rico and the Virgins“ by Todd Duff, Photos by Gayle Suhich. Read More
Part Five (and final) in our series: “5,000 Nautical Miles Against the Trades with an Electric Motor” by Keith Dickey and Rebecca Frontz. Read Here
Find all five articles: One, Two, Three, Four, and Five
“Tobago Cays Marine Park Changes Anchoring Zones” by Emma Doyle, is about important new rules and why they’re enacted in these beautiful snorkeling and cruising grounds. Read More
Compass Readers… We want your stories!
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! ⛵
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