Category Archives: Caribbean Cruise 2013 – 2014

In Memoriam: Steve Black, 1943 – March 17th, 2014

  Steve Black was the founder of the Bermuda Rally and the Caribbean 1500.  These annual group sailing events introduced thousands of East Coast sailors to offshore passage making.  Through classroom education and camaraderie with other like-minded sailors, Steve actively … Continue reading

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March 6th to March 14th – Anse Mitan to Sainte Anne, Martinique

On Thursday March 6th, Cutter Loose is under sail from the metropolitan city of Fort-de-France across the Bay to Anse Mitan, a compact resort town on the Pointe du Bout peninsula.  Several hotels and villas provide accommodations for land-based tourists … Continue reading

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Faces of Carnival 2014 – Fort-de-France, Martinique

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March 2nd to March 5th – Carnival in Fort de France, Martinique

    After a leisurely morning ashore in Sainte Pierre enjoying the pleasures of pain chocolat and café, the anchor is up at 10:50 AM for the 16-mile journey south to Fort de France, the capital of Martinique.  With a … Continue reading

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February 24th to February 28th – Antigua to Martinique

  The week of February 24th is devoted to a series of southerly day sails through the Leeward Island chain. Our objective for the week is to reach Fort de France, Martinique in time for Carnival celebration. The marine weather … Continue reading

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February 17th to February 23rd – Antigua and Barbuda

At 7AM on Monday morning, Cutter Loose slips free from her mooring in Portsmouth, Dominica.  Taking advantage of a good weather window, the tentative itinerary is to continue to sail north with a two-day hop to Antigua. Our destination today … Continue reading

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February 15th and February 16th – Portsmouth, Dominica

The anchor is up in Roseau at 8:45 on Saturday morning 2/15 for an uneventful 18 mile sail north to Prince Rupert Bay on the northwest coast of Dominica.  Many times, sailing in the lee of an island with high … Continue reading

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February 11th to February 14th – Roseau, Dominica

The anchor is up in Rodney Bay at 7:45 AM.  Today’s sail is another beam reach in 15 to 22 knots of wind and moderate easterly swell.  Cutter Loose delivers yet another spirited performance on this 43 mile sail from … Continue reading

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January 31st to February 10th – St. Lucia

Under sunny skies and with moderate trade winds slightly aft of the beam, Friday’s journey from Sainte Anne, Martinique to Rodney Bay, St. Lucia is a picture perfect, Chamber of Commerce sailing day in the Eastern Caribbean.  Shortly after 1 … Continue reading

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La Savane des Petrifications, Martinique

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