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Sailing in the Marshall Islands

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Flying Tour of Uliga, Majuro

Flying Tour of Uliga, Majuro

Enjoying dinner at Aliang Restaurant near Uliga Dock one evening, I spotted a young man watching an aerial video of the nearby Uliga area on his laptop. It gave a new perspective to this downtown area of Majuro, capital of the Marshall Islands. The chap was Gilbert Lin and he’d been out that day playing Read More

 
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Flying Fish

Flying Fish

By Karen Earnshaw Alone on my yacht Seal at Enemanet Island, I was idly turning the pages of a Bon Appetit magazine when there came a loud thumping outside. “Holy crap! What’s that?” I thought as I jumped up from the bunk, scrambled up the companionway, and peered around the dodger to the forward deck. Read More

 
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Enen Kio (a.k.a. Wake Island)

Enen Kio (a.k.a. Wake Island)

Island of the kio flower

By KAREN EARNSHAW As a number of Asian nations on the Pacific Rim beef up their military prowess, it is expected that the US will, in the next few years, begin upgrading its facilities at the strategic Wake Island (a.k.a Enen Kio), which is 1,501 miles east of Guam, 2,298 miles west of Honolulu, Hawaii Read More

 
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Downtown Moorings

Downtown Moorings

The downtown area of Majuro has two mooring fields, commonly known as the Southern and Northern fields. The Northern Field is owned by Robert Reimers Enterprises (RRE). It is managed by an employee called Tema: Phone (692) 625-3250, email temak@rreinc.com. The Southern Field’s moorings are owned variously by three people: Matt Holly: (692) 455-5567 matthollymarshalls@yahoo.com Ben Read More

 
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Helping Dismasted Yacht Windryder

Helping Dismasted Yacht Windryder

Yacht Club assists with radio schedules

The following story first appeared in the Marshall Islands Journal’s July 15, 2016, issue. “At around 6:30 pm on 7/7/16 our forward stay broke taking our mast with it. I worked till 9 to release it to Davey Jones’ locker. Our jib was still in the water so I couldn’t run the engine. I got the Read More

 
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The Bilgewater Band

The Bilgewater Band

There’s always a few musicians in the cruiser fleet … and 2016 is no exception. I shot this video of The Bilgewater Band at a mini-concert held at RRE Hotel. The performers are Don Moore of Windryder, David Mason of Navire, and Larry Jones of Tribute.  

 
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Immigration Guidelines

Immigration Guidelines

The following are the guidelines for entering RMI: 1. Generally, an application for a visa should consist of the following:  (i) Completed application form (with two recent passport size photos)  (ii) Passport (valid for at least 6 months)  (iii) Supporting documents:         (i) Letter from applicant – stating the purpose and duration of visit        Read More

 
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Cruisers’ Great Chili Cook-Off

Cruisers’ Great Chili Cook-Off

The Mieco Beach Yacht Club regularly holds events both on the water and on shore. A great example is the Cruisers’ Chili Cook-Off held on Friday, January 23, 2015.   It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it! WAM Director Alson Kelen joined cruiser Dr. Rob Watson and US Ambassador Tom Armbruster as Read More

 
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Go sailing in RMI with Mahili

Go sailing in RMI with Mahili

Mike and Jennifer Gough voyaged around the Marshall Islands in the latter part of 2014. Mike subsequently produced this movie, which is a compilation of footage and stills with simple, but descriptive, captions. The couple first stayed in Majuro then went sailing to a number of atolls such as Maloelap, Ailuk, Rongerik, Rongelap, and Enewetak.  

 
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Checking in to Majuro

Checking in to Majuro

Dock your dinghy at the Shoreline

The following is not the official protocol, but merely a suggested way of clearing into the Marshall Islands. Please note that the Immigration division requests that you notify them by email well in advance of arrival (rmi_majuro@immigration.gov.mh). The Marshall Islands capital is one of the easiest places in the Pacific to clear in, with everything Read More