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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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Moonbird’s for Sale

Moonbird’s for Sale

If you are looking for a large live-aboard or cruising vessel with lots of goodies, this is your boat. She is in Majuro and is ready to sail anywhere. She comes with almost everything you need – including charts and flags, and even fuel on deck! A bonus is that in November, 2016, the boat was 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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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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Cruisers Fall in Love with RMI

Cruisers Fall in Love with RMI

By KAREN EARNSHAW Just seven cruising boats visited the Marshall Islands in 1998. Now, 16 years later, in the 2013-14 season about 40 yachts sailed into Majuro lagoon. Many intend to stay three or four months, but end up spending another year here because there’s just so much on offer for cruisers … especially those seeking Read More