Ports We Love: Anse de Colombier, St. Barth

By: Charter, Cruising Tips, Destinations

St. Barth, home of Anse de Colombier, is the jewel of the Caribbean where you are more apt to find a souffle than rum cake. Bordeaux flows freely on the mega yachts in Gustavia Harbor and the culinary excellence found on the Champs Elysees in Paris would feel at home on the shores of this Windward Island. Arrive on the island for the St. Barths Bucket Regatta and you’ll experience an atmosphere reminiscent of the South of France with the toys of the ultra rich racing on the waters that surround the island. St. Barth is the playground for the …

Saturday by the Bay – America’s Cup 2013

By: American Sailing Association

TWO 19TH CENTURY MARITIME TRADITIONS COME TOGETHER FOR ONE AFTERNOON Literarily speaking, aquatic travel for recreation began in 1857 with Henry David Thoreau’s Canoeing in Wilderness. Common sense dictates that he was hardly the first to cast off with no grander purpose in mind, but the pastime was undoubtedly new—a primitive luxury afforded by the vast, sparsely populated American landscape. Sailing strictly for sport, by contrast, was some two centuries old by the publishing of Thoreau’s piece. The Dutch began racing their yaghtschip early in the seventeenth century, and initiated what could be coined the inception of international maritime competition …