, 2022-12-26 03:49:00,
Ocean outlook: Caribbean, Atlantic and Mediterranean
by Noonsite 26 Dec 09:49 UTC
Caribbean Sea © Noonsite
Caribbean Compass, the free monthly online boating publication for everything Caribbean, came under new ownership this month. Sally Erdle and Tom Hopman launched the magazine in 1995 after a five-and-a-half-year circumnavigation and have passed the helm to fellow sailors and media professionals Dan and Kelly Merton. The magazine now has a Facebook page and is on Instagram. Their December issue has many good articles including a useful report on Sailing to the Caribbean in the Fall.
Caribbean Compass have passed on the good news that following an upsurge in yacht break-ins in St. Vincent and the Grenadines the Coast Guard have now increased patrols on land and sea and improved police presence at yacht facilities in the islands.
Joe Karpinski, SSCA host in Antigua, reports that those onboard private yachts are still being asked to show Covid vaccination documentation when clearing into the country (even though all restrictions were lifted in August 2022 for air passengers).
In Bonaire fees are increasing as of January 1st, 2023. The daily mooring buoy fee of US$10 will be increased to $35 (with no services included). Add to this the $75 entry fee per person, plus the $40 nature fee per person, and Bonaire just…
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