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Caribbean Organizations Eligible
for New Interlux Grant Competition
Great opportunity to raise funds for your junior iii I group, yacht club,
scout troop: Interlux has announced that it will award eight grants (from
$5,000 to $25,000 each .1 ii1,. $60,000 in all) at the Miami International
Boat Show in February 2009. The money will go to i i ,i ii' .., to create
sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their communities.
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Surveyors granted MECAL authority
Tortola's Caribbean Marine Surveyors Ltd reports that the Professional
Standards Committee of MECAL (Marine Engineering C iii 11- Authority,
Ltd.) has granted them authority to carry out MCA Code of Practice
as examiners for Small Commercial Vessels and Workboats. "This will
make it easier for charter boats to achieve MCA Certification in order to
comply with BVI laws," said a company representative. For information,
Visiting Prime Ministers
St. Lucia's Honourable Prime Minister Stephenson 11 I visited the Marina at
Marigot Bay in February for a firsthand look. While there, he was welcomed
on board a i ii.i 1208 ft motor yacht, Polar Star, for a tour by Captain Charles
(Caribbean News continued to page 16) 1
Introducing the all-new Axius" System from MerCruiser,
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Polar Star Captain Charles DuGas-Standis welcomed
St. Lucia's Prime Minister and his fiancee, Rosalia Nestor for a visit
DuGas-Standish. It was a first visit to St. Lucia for the megayacht-which can
be chartered at US $450,000 per week plus expenses.
Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter I11 nI, I visited Curacao in February
toured the Renaissance hotel project; while there, he discussed with officials
the future of the Curacao harbor, ii ii.... for i iii. I yachts, and the
marinas that should be built there.
Mercury MerCruiser Introduces Axius
Mercury MerCruiser .iii I ill, introduced Axius this winter, a control and
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only two speeds, low and high. "This product overcomes the greatest
(ii ,11 ii for every boater close quarter maneuvering,"said Kevin Grodzki,
president of Mercury MerCruiser.
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Hosting Round the World Racers
Dale Westin sent us word that the Errol Flynn Marina will be buzzing May 19
when the 10 participants in the Clipper'Round the World Race start 11i -. I
in for R & R after their leg here from Panama and prior to i. i. I for New
York-the only stopover in the Caribbean. Ten 68-foot yachts are entered,
,i i. i I I ii 1. ,1 1 entry. Forcompletedetailson I .... ,oftheracesee
L. i. l. i north for the
summer? Old Port Cove
Marina in North Palm
Beach, Florida completed $7
million in renovations to its
North Marina in Novemberof
2007 and will begin work on the South basin on May 1,2008. The renovations
will result in a marina two-and-a-half times i. I I 11i 1 ,the North Marina and
will accommodate vessels from 45'to 190'in ,.iii This re-construction
includes replacement of all docks, piers and iii with a new state-of the
art hard wood decked I.. 1 m. I dock system.
Northern Lights acquires Rich Beers Marine, Inc.
Northern Lights, a major manufacturer of marine generator sets
and propulsion engines, announced in February the acquisition
of Ft. Lauderdale-based Rich Beers Marine, Inc. Rich Beers Marine
has manufactured the Technicold brand of air .cI1. I, .III11. 1 i and
,i-i i ,i..,, systems since 1981. Northern Lights, which was founded
in Alaska and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, distributes to
over 40 countries.
Bahamas the Latest to Ratify Treaty:
TBT Ban is Effective September 2008
Interlux updated All at Sea with news that, with the Bahamas now on
board, twenty-seven countries have ratified the international treaty to ban
the presence of Tributyltin (TBT) in paint on boat hulls as of September
17, 2008. The US and Canada are expected to follow in the near future.
The International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti F.,iii,.il
Systems on Ships (AFS Treaty), was adopted by the International Maritime
C i',. ,,,, ,Ii.. (IMO) in October 2001 with the provision it would go into
effect one year after ratification by 25 member countries with 25% of the
world's tonnage. On September 17, 2007, that number was reached when
Panama ratified the treaty. For more on alternative '1ii iii. I i C. ,iii.i
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IGY to Operate f-
New Turks &
Caicos Yacht Club
Opening this spring, a
S10 slip megayacht marina
is part of the new Nikki
Beach Resort & Spa on
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island of Providenciales.
Island Global i
which owns a number of
Caribbean marinas, will
operate the new property.
It will accommodate vessels
up to 200 feet and be one
of the world's first eco
marinas. In addition to
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Notes to the Blue Flag
Marina Criteria (www.
Marinas), an eco marina must be designed, built, maintained and operated
to be protective of the ecology beneath its waters.
Underway at GMT
Global Marine Travel is a
company that works with
airlines to pare costs of
one way fares for maritime
clients. Now employees are
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personal bulk, too, with a
Let the Fitness Challenge begin at GMT voluntary company "16 week
Fitness C I II11 ,.i :, l11 ,.I
cash prizes for the top three winners. To make the competition more
I~1 I I.i Andrew Cosgreave of Merrill Stevens join in with his own Fitness
CI I I I with 15 of his c..11 I Competition has been fierce, with each
company Iiq ,im. I the other with high fat food deliveries. The winning
company will be taken to lunch at the restaurant of their choice.
Save the Date:
Marsh Harbour Classic, April 11 14, 2008
The second leg of the II ... @ Large Bahamas Celebrity Bonefish Series
is the Marsh Harbour Classic at Abaco, Bahamas this month. Other events in
the Series include the Deep Water Cay Spring Bonefish Classic held Feb. 811
on Grand Bahama Island; the Exuma Classic, May 16 19 at Great Exuma; and
the Deep Water Cay Fall Bonefish Classic, Nov. 21 24 at Grand Bahama Island.
Approximately 30 II ..., Celebrity tournaments are held each year, with
all proceeds i,, ri,. i theCystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) II .1 i i
raised $1,568,000 in 2007 alone, and have raised more than $11 million in 20
y e a rs. I l .... 1 .. I
Save the Date: Bitter End Yacht Club
announces Bucket Regatta, April 25 27, 2008
BEYC on Virgin Gorda, BVI will host its 4th Annual Bucket .1 I i1 this month in
conjunction with the Bye Bye BVI Rendezvous -- I 1Il open to iii1,. 1hi .65
feet and up. Past participants have included Mike Slade's Leopard and Swan 110
Song of the Seas, as well as numerous Farr 65s, Farr 80s, and previous Whitbread
and Volvo Round the World race boats.This year the event is sponsored by
Dockwise YachtTransport and Meridian Yacht Charters. www.beyc.com
Save the Date:
45th Annual Port Antonio Marlin Tournament
October 4 to 11, 2008
More than 40 yachts are expected to participate in the 45th Annual
Port Antonio (Jamaica) International Marlin Tournament ., Iii,. I to a
recent announcement by the Sir Henry Morgan ,1. i-.111 I Association Ltd.,
event organizer. The number of .- 111 I- ii .m. yachts has been steadily
growing since 2001 when only 17 boats joined the tournament. Forty
ii I, ,. yachts attended in 2007. Full details: email email@example.com or
Cape Air C.O.R.T. Series Kicks Off
Brisk winds and boatloads of competition set the scene at the 15th annual
St. Croix International Regatta, the kick-off event for the 2008 Cape Air
Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (C.O.R.T) Series."We had about 15 boats
sign up for C.O.R.T in St. Croix," says Angel Ayala, C.O.R.T organizer. "Up to
another five boats will be signing aboard in Culebra. Enthusiasm is running
strong." Leaders in each class after the first leg were: Racing Spinnaker
2, Devil 3, Chris Stanton, St. Croix, USVI; Racer Cruiser, Lazy Dog, Sergio
Sagramoso, Puerto Rico; Jib & Main, Mary Ellen, Howard Silverman, St. Croix,
USVI; IC-24 Orion, Fraito Lugo, Puerto Rico. The 2008 Cape Air C.O.R.T Series
continued with the Culebra Heineken International Regatta in March, and
will conclude with the BVI Spring Regatta & ,i,,. I Festival April 4 to 6. For
final results, visit www.sailcort.com. -
All atSea's staff would like to thank photographer Gustavo Pinto for photos
used on page 28 of our February 2008 issue.
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Antigua's JHYC members welcome Young Achievers aboard
Antigua's Jolly Harbour Yacht Club
JHYC members have joined forces with the Young Achievers Club, a
local initiative run by Mr. Clarence Pilgrim helping the island's young
entrepreneurs achieve their goals. In February, teacher Neikeisha George
broughtsixyoung recruitstotrytheirhand a 1 iih,. i with JHYCCommodore
Brian Turton on board Miramar and Rick Gormley on Elethea. The teacher
has 36 children lined up to participate in this weekly event.The club reports
that this has been very encouraging for Tanner Jones who is i, Il, I up
a voluntary team i .. 11ii. i five Sunfish ii. ii. to enable JHYC to form
a Youth Division. For more information call Brian Turton on 770 6172.
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Curacao Yacht Club
Charles Heldewier invites anglers to come down on April 4 6 when the
club will hold its 42nd Blue Marlin Tournament. "For basic information and
i. i'I ,..1 i you can still use the site www.curacaoyachtclub.com,"he advises,
or call Heldewier at 00-5999-5118671.
St. Croix Yacht Club
The Club is launching a Little Mariners Learn to Sail Program for kids ages
6-10 on Wednesday afternoons, Waterfront Coordinator Krista Siino reports.
"We will teach them the fundamentals of ii ii I and playing safely near the
water. Boat ii,. ii1. I rowing, II ,, i I i i swimming skills and safety will
be taught. This is a great place for the young ones to get comfortable in the
water and on a boat iiI,. i in front of the club in Teague Bay'
Rob Armstrong and crew on his J/1 00 Bd Girl represented St Croix Yacht
Club with pride in the Key West Race Week, an event that has over 300 boats
SII I I iii 1 I They won the race in Key West for their class (PHRF4) and they
also won the PHRF National Championship, the club reports.
A team of six young sailors
from the SMYC in Simpson
Bay competed in the , li11i I
Youth ,II.I Club Inter Island
Optimist 1111 held at Road
Bay,, i., i, iI 1 Saturday, February
16."Of the 18 competitors from
,i 1, 1n11 i and St Barths, five of Rhone-the winner in Anguilla
the Sint Maarten sailors finished in the top seven places -with Rhne Findlay (11)
First, Harry Antrobus (14) Second,
Steven Looser (13 Defending
Champion 2007) Third, Jolyon
Ferron (13) Fifth and Saskia Looser
(11) Seventha' the club reports.
The team was accompanied
by instructor Maarten 1iill 1 .1 Ii
and a number of supporters,
parents, and sponsors.
Kids competed at the
annual Anguilla Opti Regatta
Representing St. Lucia at
Martinique's 19th Schoelcher Week
St. Lucia Yacht Club
The St. Lucia Yacht Club Dinghy
.11111 I Programme sent a team
of eight young sailors and two
coaches off to Martinique to
compete in the 19th Annual
Schoelcher .III, 1 in February.
On Wednesday February 6, the
team sailed back into Rodney Bay
Marina on the yachts, Clara, Turtle, Il Restless with their .111 1. strapped to the
decks.The yacht captains, sailors and coaches were wet and exhausted but well
satisfied with the performance of the young sailors over the previous four days
in Martinique."The results tell it all: In the laser radial class Fred Sweeney (18)just
missed third place by a few points iiiii ., i him in fourth overall. Dominic Lovell
(15) and Eric Simmons (18) in the same class placed 9th and 10th respectively.
Luis Meixner ( i. in the Laser Standard class was the team's award winning
sailor placing third. Marc Spurway (11) placed 8th in the Optimist Benjamin
class. In the Optimist Minimis class Marcus Sweeney (12) placed 27th, Thomas
Meixner (12) placed 31st and Stephanie Lovell (12) placed 35th. This was a
wonderful performance from all of the young sailors and the coaches were very
pleased'The team thanked Sue and Norm and Clara, Barbara and Steve and
Turtle and Jonathan and Il Restless, Yacht Club members who generously offered
themselves, their time, and their yachts to the team.
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BY TIM BANSE
hen Mercury Verado began life, the
main claim to fame was raw, bloody
horsepower. The turbocharged kind,
ranging from 150 to 300 horsepower.
For 2008 the entire line of Verado four-strokes
has been redesigned to drastically reduce
fuel consumption without compromising
performance. Want hard numbers? Both
dynamometer and on-the-water testing of the
new 150 horsepower Verado shows 22 percent
less fuel burned at wide-open throttle and
18 percent less fuel burned at cruising rpm
(compared to last years model).
Quick math says that with a 100 i l .. fuel tank that's like I ii I 18 to
22 gallons of gas for free. Spend the dividend on either increased range or
lower i I 11i i costs. More good news, all of Mercury's In-line 4 and In-Line
6 Verado outboards boast comparable fuel efficiencies.
This newfound mileage boost gives rise to the salient question: How'd
they do what on paper seems like an impossible task? The answer is as
simple as the sea is salt. Mercury went after internal friction. Friction is
energy wasted, heat discarded out the exhaust or c(. .. 11. i system. Heat is
what makes a piston go up and down and the crankshaft spin around and
around. So 1i ii,11 it follows that reducing parasitic friction frees up many
thousands of BTUs worth of heat to convert directly into horsepower
To that end, conventional cast-aluminum pistons were replaced with
slippery forged pistons. They require less lubrication and they're much
tougher. C .. -.1i. I jets in the piston skirt were outright eliminated. The theory
was that without oil 1ii '11 1 I Il. .1. I i now non-existent jets, there's less oil
available to drip down cylinder walls and on into the crankcase.
c...... ,I,,.I rod bearing 7
inserts are grooved, with
the groove running a full
360-degree circle. At rpm,
a copious volume of oil
flows ii.'..,.i, the groove
,i., ,llIII.I the crankshaft
journal and spills out
over the sides. But
not so with the new
Verado bearing shells. Their
innovative eccentric groove does
not run full circle. So instead of
a copious flow of oil I. .. hI..im i
the crankshaft journal there is
instead only a big ,.. I. II an
oil barrier between the big end of
the c ,i I,. I rod and the crankshaft
journal. So as a result, less rogue oil slops
over into crankcase.
On a conventional engine a machined
surface on the underside of the cylinder
block scrapes oil off the counterweight
and unceremoniously dumps it into the sumi
Mercury engineers ii1 I thatclearance in (i.I i
to scrap offa i.i11iu 11 II larger quantity of rogue oil.
By now you're beginning to see a pattern in the
engineer's madness. All these i i i pistons, bearings and scraper, combine
24 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
Ii 11 ill to reduce the amount of oil mist I.. 1iiI.I around freely
inside the crankcase. Oil in suspension poses a considerable resistance the
reciproc ii. i mass(pistons,(. -' i i.- i rodsandcrankshaft)mustovercome.
With less rogue oil for the crankshaft to flail its way iii..~ i i, there is less
friction to overcome.
You should also know that i. I. in I with oil flow is not new. Hot rodders
pushing the limits of the Chevy V-8 stretched out the springs in oil pumps
to get more pressure. At least until they noticed how the high pressure
oil flow was i, 1 Ill, i crankshaft bearings. In the 1970's Toyota Motors and
others played with low oil pressure oil pumps to free-up horsepower for
stronger acceleration and better mileage. Mercury carried the ball over the
There's more to the story. Besides extreme oil ri, i. i I i 1~1 i I camshaft
grind was modified with higher valve lift and duration. Overlap, the interval
during which intake and exhaust valves are open, is 10 percent longer The
speed at which valves ramp open or closed was accelerated. These are old
school hot rudder tricks, tried and true, for .1* i1. Ill, I horsepower.
With lower friction bolstered by the performance modifications, horse
power soared i,. .., I i the roof Tears in their eyes, engineers in white lab
coats i iiill, 1 i i i I black boxc iiil .1 ii ., i lii, i back horsepowerto the
proper rated levels. A 200 horse remains 200 horsepower. But giving up the
free horsepower __
and reducing fric
tio n .1111i, ,,,iii
lowered fuel con
was the point of the
exercise in the first place.
iil ii ,. i about the Verado
makeover is the question it poses: What
might it mean for future motors, not just from
Mercury Marine but also from all the other players?
It seems likely others will study the lessons learned
and apply them to their own production. And
perhaps Detroit and Tokyo will work smarter,
not harder, to improve the mileage of
our tow vehicles. Z
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BY LOUAY HABIB
satellite Communication has
been available since the early
1950s but in the past five
decades, systems have improved
I .1 .. 11 i becoming more reliable, smaller
in size and weight, but also faster and more
cost effective. The incredible advancements
in this technology have been made possible
by .i11...... of dollars of investm ent, 11 II .I
in the most part by the demand for satellite
data for military use. The maritime industry
has benefited from this investment,
and today virtually all large commercial
and private vessels carry some form of satellite
Life at sea mirrors more and more the everyday
life ashore when it comes to communication. Now
you can look after your business in the '.... 11 of
the Caribbean Sea or indeed the Atlantic Ocean.
For the first time in history it is possible to get
affordable IP communication on board I II .
of your vessel's position.
Aside from the owner's business needs, skippers
and navigators need to perform a host of other
duties from i i iiI. i- weather information, route
planning and ordering supplies, to maintaining
crew morale by ,i 1 .1111. them to call and email
home or read the latest world news online. On top
of i I i, 11, i else, yachts also need to keep a tight
control on costs.
26 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
The Fleet 77 was the most powerful hub for
maritime communication; the transmitter is 84cm
in diameter and weighs 28kg, and it has been the
leader in maritime satellite communications. But
that has just changed.
In 2005 and 2006, Inmarsat launched the first of
a new i i i iii.. i of satellites, the 1 4 Satellites that
cover the entire Atlantic and Indian Ocean. The last
satellite due to be launched will cover the Pacific.
These satellites are the size of a double decker-bus
and weigh six tons, giving 25 times the powerofthe
previous -i I i ,i' .. This new service allows a data
rate of 432 kbps or to put it simply, .... i11i. I
In November 2007, a maritime service was
launched, Fleet ... ii.. i, meaning .... il., I
internet connection mid-ocean. Based on 3G
standards, Fleet 1. in. ,l.I provides constant,
simultaneous access to voice and high-speed data
services. You can send and receive email with
large file attachments, comfortably run complex
data applications, and make voice calls at the
same time., -. 1ii..1, iI the faster data rate means
that cost of the satellite connection has been
(i 1 ii 11i reduced.
Rates vary but typical costs are $1.50 per minute
for voice and $13 per megabyte for data. These
rates are competitive with cell phone rates in
the Caribbean and can be even lower for heavy
users paying a subscription. The base price for the
hardware is $20,000 for the FBB500 and $13,000 for
The FBB500 transmitter is aimed at the merchant
market and high end leisure craft. The transmitter is
only 63 cm in diameter and weighs a modest 16kg;
it can deliver 432 kps. The smaller version called the
FBB250 is suitable for vessels over 40 feet; it has a
diameter of just 27cm and weighs 6kg and it can
deliver 284 kps which is more than enough for most
How RELIABLE IS THE SERVICE?
In 2005-2006, when all the Volvo Ocean Race entries
were equipped with the Fleet 77 terminals from
Thrane & Thrane and used the Inmarsat satellite
network, there was 100% service provided with
zero failure on any of the transmitters. That is very
impressive, if you consider the harsh environment
that these race boats endured.
On March 10th 2008, it was announced that new,
Fleet i... I .. l i 1 FBB500, would be used on all of
the entries for the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race; the
hardware will be supplied by Thrane & Thrane and
the satellite service provided by INMARSAT. For more
information on Fleet .. il. 1.I www.thrane.com.
Louay Habib is a freelance yachting journalist. For the past
twenty years, he has competed at international yachting
regattas and offshore events and represented England
in the 2004 Rolex Commodore's Cup. Habib writes for a
variety of clients including the Volvo Ocean Race and the
Royal Ocean Racing Club.
Fleet Broadband supports an
extensive range of commercially
available, off-the-shelf software, as
well as specialized user applications.
It supports USB accessories, SIM
cards and wireless applications and
is ideal for:
Email and web mail
Real-time electronic chart
and weather updates
Remote company intranet
and internet access
Large file transfer
SMS and instant messaging
Store and forward video
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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Calm seas and knowing right where to go
gave a Water Island couple, Harald and Zona
Tapp, the edge to winning the Virgin Islands
Game Fishing Club's (VIGFC) annual Couple's
"We fished a little north of Culebra, inshore, and
caught several smaller fish -mackerel, 11i,1 I-
early in the morning," says Harald Tapp, who ran his
34-foot Hatteras, Skimmer, while wife Zona reeled in
all the fish the couple ultimately caught.
Tapp continues, "Then, we caught a 19-pound
barracuda which gave us some good points"
But the fish that took the couple to the top of
the scoreboard camejust as lines were being reeled
in at the end of the -I I I
"That 31-pound ,, ii ii we caught right
off Savanna pushed us right over the edge,"
The Tapps'triumph isn't their first in this event.
But it does break a three year winning streak held
by Marcia and Capt. Harold "Grizz"Griswold, aboard
the 31 foot ,. qi i Gone Ketchin.
The i .11 .. I was so close that four couples each
tied for second place, Ih I in 22 pounds of
Twenty-one couples aboard eight boats fished
the one-day tournament that kicks off the VIGFC's
annual Small Boat Series. Fishing took place from 7:30
a.m. to Noon. The awards ceremony and afternoon
picnic took place at Honeymoon Beach on Water
Island. Photos taken there of all the guys and all the
girls who participated are courtesy of Sue Cilliers,
"Theidea isto have fun and relaxingtournament
where the ladies enjoy a day of ~1 I i with the
guys," says Kelvin Bailey, Jr., VIGFC president.
The next event
hosted by the Club
is the Offshore
Derby, set for April
S i ,i I April 25.
For information, call:
2008 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
April 17 July 13
Golden Hook Challenge 20th Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament
Golden Hook Fishing Club, St. Croix Northside Sportsfishing Club
Tel: (340) 778-5738 Tel: (340) 774-5206
Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club, St. Thomas
Tel: (340) 775-9144
Memorial Day Tournament
Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club, St. Thomas
Tel: (340) 775-9144
July Open Kids Tournament
Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club, St. Thomas
Tel: (340) 775-9144
July Open Marlin Tournament
Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club, St. Thomas
Tel: (340) 775-9144
USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament
('Boy Scout'Tournament) St. Thomas
Tel: (340) 775-9500
Kids' Hand-line Tournament
Golden Hook Fishing Club, St. Croix
Tel: (340) 778-5738
Guy/Gal Reel Challenge
Golden Hook Fishing Club, St. Croix
Tel: (340) 778-5738
Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club, St. Thomas
Tel: (340) 775-9144
Golden Hook Fishing Club, St. Croix
Tel: (340) 778-5738
Wahoo Wind Up
Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club,
Tel: (340) 775-9144
30 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
IF I S H I N G
1. Harald and Zona Tapp, Skimmer, 49-pounds
2. Lynn and Jim Bruno, Gone Ketchin, 22-pounds
2. Marni Walters and Robert Richards,
2. Shirley Hinze and Albert Sibilly, Rampage,
2. Brian and LuAnn Kaiman, 22-pounds
Big Game Room Celebrates
5th Anniversary at Miami Boat Show
Blue marlin images on
t h e floor of the east wing of
the Miami Convention Center beckoned sports fishermen
with the words,"Follow me to the Big Game Room'.What
started as an idea seven years ago, and became a reality
two years later, celebrated its fifth anniversary as an event-
within-an-event at this year's Miami International Boat
Show held February 14-18 in Miami, Florida. The occasion
was marked with success witnessed by wave after wave
St. Thomas sports fishermen and director of the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue
Marlin Tournament, or'Boy Scout Tournament; Jimmy Loveland explains, "A
small group of us met during the 2002 show and out of that ,, 11. I came
the idea for the Big Game Room. A probe ,, I I. i of about fifty prospective
vendors was held during the 2003 show, and it was felt there was enough
positive i., i togoforward in 2004'
Today, the Big Game Room has grown to become the industry's premier
big game 111i I expo, and a 111,ii I,1 I spot for enthusiasts from all
over the globe to meet, swap information and socialize with others who
share their passion.
"From our perspective, people have finally recognized the potential of the
Big Game Room and it's come into its own," says Loveland.
Joanne Zito, sales manager for the Miami International Boat Show and Big
Game Room general manager, who worked with Loveland to get the event
launched agrees. "It's hard to track just how many people attend, but the
retailers know. In fact, several of our 85 to 90 exhibitors have asked to enlarge
their booth space, from 10x10 to 10x 5 or 10x20.
In honor if his founder's status, Loveland has garnered the largest booth
area for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
"We provided information about our destination and sold Big Game Room
T-shirts to raise money for the Boy Scouts," Loveland says."It was great seeing
our i 1i11. i friends and being able to pitch our 2008 tournaments. Between
the Bermuda Triangle Series, Spanish Main Series, and the ABMT or'Boy Scout;
we have nine separately scored competitions that keep us hopping. We now
invite anglers and i I ii. i teams to start signing up. The -1i ii i will be good
because we move with the fish!"
This year's Big Game Room featured celebrity anglers, tournament
organizers, boat manufacturers, blue-watertackle manufacturers, conservation
groups,artists,and representatives 1, 1- .. 1 .1 1 1' l I i 1 1,, 11 1.i .i
from all over the world. Destinations represented included Australia, Panama,
and the .ii. I .., of Tonga, as well as closer to home destinations like the
Turks & Caicos and the Virgin Islands.
In addition, there was a multitude of fun and educational activities. For
example, the Marlin Bar was back as an excellent place to network. Seminars
took place from the stage area. Chris and Melissa Fischer, hosts of ESPN 2's
Offshore Adventures, discussed Fishing and Free Diving the Pacific; Peter
B. i. iki, and Dave Ferrell returned with their Marlin U seminar program
sponsored by Marlin and Sport Fishing Magazines; and Capt. Dan Kipnis,
i. 1 ii i the National Wildlife Federation, answered the question "What
can we expect from the effects of global warming on our oceans and
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
One of the most popular interactive exhibits was the Bait .'. i iii. i station.
"There was no shortage of experts who volunteered their talents at this
station, and at the filet station,' says Loveland.
Freely sharing his expertise for many years earned Capt. Bouncer Smith,
a renowned South Florida-based sports I iiii i captain, an induction into
the Big Game Room Hall of Fame. Held annually on the opening day of the
show, the Hall of Fame Award ceremony is anticipated by the entire sport
Ii i I industry.
"Bouncer blessed the fleet at last year's Boy Scout Tournament in St.
Thomas," Loveland says."And it worked. We had an all time tournament record
with 207 blue marlin released by anglers aboard the 37-boat fleet'
Loveland continues, "It was an amazing week, like swimming in a sea of
fishermen. There were so many products and bargains. The tackle junkies
were shopping with money in both hands. Everywhere you looked there
were wide screens and jumping marlin'
"My favorite part," Loveland says, "was seeing the exchange of ideas
between the fisherman and the manufacturers'
The next Big Game Room will be held February 12-16, 2009. Those whose
companies may want to display at next year's Big Game Room should contact
Joanne Zito at Email: email@example.com or Loveland at: 340-775-9500 or
1 888-234-7484, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.-&
APRIL 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 31
S :l L ll N G H l l l; I
Wild Card Takes a Whack!
Or Yacht Plays Demo-Derby with Reef-Loses!
BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
Read all the yachting mags,
cruising rags and boating
pubs-and am amazed to
discover my fellow marine
writers are geniuses who don't
In fact, from what I've read ... all boaters are
I am not. I make plenty of mistakes. In fact,
this is about the only 1i 111. I and my wife Carolyn
agree on. When she says, for the hundredth time
in a day,".. I married an idiot,"all I can do is hang
my head in honest shame.
Recently I hit a reef in the Philippines that a
hung-over Helen Keller could have avoided.
I mean, it was as visible as a nun with a
black eye. It stuck out like an honest politician.
Yes sirree, it was as blatant as a boy-scout
with hard on.
I could have avoided it as easily as a visit to
my mother-in-law-but no. I plowed right into it.
Dead center. In broad i ii. ,1 I With the sun over
my shoulder During happy hour. -. 'iii in front
of a sailor's bar. With all myyachtie-snotty friends
. iiin. in the sand, laughing their respective
How did it happen?
I've asked myself this question dozens of
Here's how it happened: I keep I i 11 I more
and more electroo nav stuff' to make up for the
fact that my 56 year old brain is... well, toast.
I mean, I wouldn't have done half the stuff I
did ...if I knew I was going to live this long.
.. oh, why didn't I use that glue for... well, to
glue 1' iii l ... 1 i w ith?
... anyway, Wild Card now bristles with electro
amulets: four GPS units, for example. Even my
Maximum wind speed is complicated: it turns
yellow to alert me to shut off my wind generator,
red to douse the mainsail at 25 knots... even
relays-on a loud siren at the 'kiss-your-butt
good-bye'level of 40 knots.
Another c il *,Ii .,, 11 I factor is my wife: I don't
drink any more and she has decided to take up
my slack. A tasty cold beer is 40 cents here in
the Philippines. Carolyn demands one a day
more if I don't tie up her hands to prevent her
from .i 1.i 11 *, 11 iiI the barkeep. Thus, every
harbor in the world where alcohol is served is a
'must stop'for my wife.
And she tirelessly combs the Internet for
coastal watering holes: this is how we ended up
entering a I ,11 i ii. I. I i'harbor at the south end
of II ii ... Island in the Philippines.
Now, if I'd had no information about the
inlet I'd have slowly motored up to it, looked,
and entered carefully while avoid the reef to
starboard and the , I. I to port.
I .11 to say, that's not how the deal
Instead, we set up elaborate i,.ii, ."on
our electronic charts .I .I I to one-thousands
of a minute). We put high and low water alarms
on, off course alarms on,' I i .i i close-to-your
waypoint'alarms on ... even alarms which would
go off... if any alarms that SHOULD go off...
weren't set to! I mean, it is riDICULOUS! My wife
sets nav-alarms to warn her of the possibility
of I i1i. i repetitive-stress syndrome ... from
punching in nav-alarms!
And our waypoints were, like, every yard
or so. And there was foot-by-careful-foot text
instructions on the Web-Page To Entice nii,. i
Idiots-With-More-Money-than-Sense: ... avoid
wreck to port... hug i'i.'i. 1 ... drag a toe on
the beach to starboard" were some of my
Which is all laughable because the waypoints
were completely, wholly inaccurate-at least
.i. 1. Ii,. I to my three GPSs. But we didn't know
that-yet. So we started in confidently... radar
a' I1 ilI. i depth-meter ., . I ,. I electro
charts a'scanning ...wind speed al ili I ... GPS's
c, I ii 1 i away the micro-inches ...
... and Carolyn was just I 111,.11 I to leave the
nav station to go on bow watch when ...an alarm
I i I said.
"No,' she said. "Off-course, I think... or maybe
depth? Or maybe it is my bread timer... I've got
two loaves of whole-wheat baking in the oven
Yes, we had a loaf or two in the oven ... but we
were both, alas, I .., IIi, short a few slices!
As Carolyn pivoted back to the nav station to
S ii. 1 1 i what was electro-wrong, I happened
to glance at the water alongside Wild Card. "Wow I
mused to 11 II1. -water is AMAZING clear here!"
32 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives aboard
the Wild Card, with his wife Carolyn,
and cruises throughout the world. He
is the author of "Chasing the Horizon",
by American Paradise Publishing,
"Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsies", and "The
Then we struck.
I never get used to it. I mean, I've run a wide
variety ofwatercraft aground in a wide variety of
circumstance-and I'm always in initial denial.'..
earthquake?" I queried Carolyn as she ass-over
tea-kettled herself to the cabin sole."... struck by
an errant torpedo left over from WWII, perhaps?"
Now our vessel Wild Card has had a hard
life-and the nightmare never stops for the
poor girl. The good news is she is flexible, highly
flexible, and extremely flexible. Her .' Iiii 1,. .
have been 'untabbed' from her hull so many
times that... well, I've now taken to re-attaching
them with Velcro... not strong, true, but easy to
stick back in-pseudo-place. Her hull was once
cored with balsa ... before it rotted. And the gel
coat crazed. And the hull-to-deckjointed rented.
Transom drooped. Bow sagged ..
.. come to think of it, my wife and my boat
have a lot in common.
.. but Wild Card is so soft and flexible she
didn't smash into the reef like a truck ramming
into a chicken coop... more like a ,, iiI ii... 1
water .,ii....i or rotten vegetable bouncing/
bulging over a cringing flower bed.
There wasn't much of a sea running but-just
as we were about to clobber a large piece of
brain coral dead center-a small, benign wave
picked us up, turned us 90 degrees to port, and
shot us back into deep water
During the entire incident not-one-single
rational i,.. i. i' entered my mind ... nor did I
use my tiller in any ~1 i ii,.1 ii way ...just sort of
waved it around in my frustrated hands... like a
magic wand without batteries.
I'd say my seamanship was pathetic-but I
don't want to sing my praises too highly.
It was then I realized we had an audience
the local barflies on the beach at Sail Inn were
laughing so hard it was difficult for them to put
down their beers and i out the telephoto lens
for their ,i u1 cams.
Horrified-after all, we ARE international role
models on some sleazy, sick level-I then leaned
over Wild Card topsides and tried to obscure her
name/port with my splayed-open hands ...much
to the amusement of the I 1.1 .il.
No, it wasn't my finest hour.
Thus we entered Bonbonon harbor at 9
north and 123 east-where even the tiniest of
Filipino children now dash up to me and say in
El. iii 1I "Hey Fatty! I'd like to askyou for some nav
i .11 to say, I quickly dove over the side
of Wild Card to inspect the damage. Luckily, it
wasn't too bad-mostlyjust scrapes on the port
side of the lead keel.
If I squinted, I could almost imagine the coral
scribbles to spell out the word 'dumb'in jagged,
And that's the truth of it. I'd love to be able
to pen one of those 'wise skipper in tune with
his vessel' missives which are so popular in the
marine press ... but I just seem wholly unsuited
to the task.
The pathetic truth will have to do instead. I
once heard Carolyn quietly iii,.-i a 'iiii i I
"He's as dumb as he is honest'
Another time, when asked how we
manage to support ourselves while ,i 11I ,
cir( II.... i i i,. i I heard Carolyn say,".. we just
sail around and my husband il..I ,iiill reports
on all the stupid i i he does ... and he never
lacks for material, I'll grant him that'
Yes, it's a strange life. But I'm too set-in
my-sea-gypsy-ways to learn how to screw
up anew ashore ... so I guess I'll have to stick
with the only incompetence I've ever truly
mastered ... that of an eager-if incompetent
ocean rover. -&
Editor's note: The crew of Wild Card will next attempt
to cross the dreaded Sulu Sea ... while selling cheap
eye-make-up to the local pirates. ("They LOVE
Johnny Depp,"gushes Fatty.)
APRIL 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 33
Sailing with Charlie BY JULIAN PUTLEY
JULIAN PUTLEY IS THE AUTHOR OF"THE DRINKING MAN'S GUIDE TO THE BVI"AND"SUNFUN CALYPSO."
"There are no f-%@#*g bananas on
board are there?" said one of Charlie's
guests on a recent trip around the
islands on a large catamaran. The man
had been fishing off the north coast of
Anegada for over an hour without a bite.
"Oh yes:' replied Charlie. "Have a look in
the fruit bowl on the counter...and there's
another bunch in the cupboard, top right
in the galley. Help yourself."
"OK,"said Larry, the guest.
"Deep six'em... Now!"
Charlie was non-plussed. He'd never
heard of the superstition that bananas
were bad luck on a fishing boat. "What
about the banana daiquiris we'd planned
for happy hour?"
"They gotta go:' said Larry. "That's why
we're not catching fish. Bananas are bad
news"He was deadly serious and becoming
more than a little irritated that someone
should have been so careless as to even
allow the dreaded fruit on board.
The bananas went over the side
and the fishing continued. They were
trolling two lines with ballyhoo bait and
Charlie figured they should have had a
bite or two by now. Then he noticed
the bait was skipping across the top of
the water. "Larry, you need to set the
lines deeper, put some more weight on
them and let out more line. This was
done, ten minutes went by and still no
luck. Then there was a shout from the
trampoline. "Look at this... f_%@#*g
Banana Boat sunscreen. That'll do it
every time." Larry tossed the offensive
sunscreen into the water.
The other guests were now wondering
if Larry was losing it. He was stomping
around the boat muttering to himself
between swallows of his ever-present
Carib beer. "Anyone wearing 'Fruit of the
Loom' underwear?" Then he dashed into
the galley and came out clutching two
large bags of plantain chips. Before anyone
could stop him he had opened the bags-
and into the water they went.
As luck would have it, seconds later
there was a strike and Larry pulled in a
fish. It was a measly three pound Bonito.
It didn't matter though. To Larry it could
have been a 60 Ib Bluefin tuna. He was
pleased as punch and his expression
said'told you so' "I'm buying the banana
daiquiris at the restaurant tonight," he
said smiling. "As long as you pass them
by tomorrow morning.'
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Whether you are
a captain, crew
broker or owner of a vessel
with motorized tenders and
toys, it is very important to
understand what liability
issues may be lurking
below the surface.
Before you let anyone
out to sea on an auxiliary
vessel if they are underage
and/or not in possession of a valid boat operator's certificate, you must
understand that if there is an accident, liability will likely attach. Attach
where, you say? Most certainly liability would extend to the operator of
the auxiliary vessel, if indeed the operator was found at fault. Not so fast
my seagoing friends.
In a State of Florida 'iiiIi the court determined that if a tender or
toy is "let out"to a charterer that does not possess a valid boat operator's
certificate and an accident occurs, liability runs to the value of the vessel's
hull. What does this mean? That if one knowingly lets a person operate
an auxiliary vessel without ensuring proper age and/or certification, the
injured party could be awarded damages, up to the value of the vessel.
Captain, crew, charter brokers and owners should always ensure that
all operators of auxiliary vessels possess a valid and approved boater's
safety certificate. True, this is a total inconvenience to brokers who are
trying to book charters. However, in the long run, by ensuring that all
persons involved with the vessel's operation understand potential liability
issues, the beneficial owners can rest assured that they are protected
in the event of any unforeseen i i. I by auxiliary vessel operators
(this includes crew).
BY GAIL WASSERMAN
Some charter brokers know about this liability issue but are not keen
on sharing with captain/crew/owners. After all, by requiring certification
to run auxiliary vessels, it is an obstacle to"sell" a charter when you throw
auxiliary vessel certification into the mix. Many people booking charter hire
come from destinations where it is impossible to obtain a safety operator's
certificate before I 1 1 i their charter hire.
I would suggest that all captains, crew members and owners
check with their local governmental authority to see if there is an
approved safety course charterers can attend on location in the
Caribbean prior to I 1ii,, I the charter hire to obtain the required boat
Alternatively, one should insist the charterguests arrive on board with an
approved boat operator's certificate in hand from their local governmental
authority at the beginning of the charter hire.
Otherwise, leave the auxiliary vessels on board or let a crew member
(possessing a valid boat operator's certificate) operate the auxiliary vessels
for the guests. j&
Gail Wasserman is Senior Director of Ashmead & White Consulting, Inc., a maritime
and aviation solutions company based in the Virgin Islands. Previously, Gail was
Director of Paralegal Services in a law firm based in South Florida which served these
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APRIL 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 35
The racing doesn't stop as spring melts
into summer. It just gets more varied
(classic yachts to traditional boats),
more competitive, and more fun. Here's
a preview of some of the sailing events
that will take place in the Caribbean
from April through August and how
you can take part.
Nearly 60 classic ketches, sloops, schooners,
yachts and traditional island boats ranging from
26-feet to 175-feet are expected to compete
in the 21st annual event. "There will be an
impressive line up of schooners this year," says
chairman Kenny Coombs. "Windrose, Adella,
Altair, Aschanti, Meteor and Eleonora -all over
100-feet -will be having a great race ... Ili, i
Velsheda and Ranger will be sparring ...I ii I
again i. ii i up to an impressive J class event
rumored to be coming in 2009 with a couple of
newly-launched J class yachts.'
Events will kickoff with *i ii 11..i at the
host ,I 1iII. Yacht Club on April 15 and 16.
Judging for the Concourse d' Elegance a
competition that awards points to the condition
of each yacht 1, i,. 1 ii. i how close she is to her
original form -takes place April 17, I. li. I by
the Skipper's 11 iii. and Welcome Party for
the III 1I The rest of the week follows with
Tall Ships races, Single-handed race, Parade of
Classics in Ei, ili II Harbour, layday beach games
and prize giving ceremonies complete with
grub, grog and live music.
Coombs adds,"We have a new and improved
website this year, which will have some
new features as well as online entry and live
FOR MORE INFORMATION,
Known as the "'ii .iIi. iii I- of all Caribbean
i .." and now one of the top five regattas
in the world, this event attracts a bevy of
bareboaters and international racers alike. It's
also the conclusion of the Caribbean Big Boat
Series (CBBS), a trio of events that includes
the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and BVI
Spring i 1ii & iii,. i Festival. As of January,
twenty-five yachts had already signed up for
the event. These include perennial favorites like
Disco Inferno, Chippewa and Storm, as well as a
Russian entry a Swan 48, Murka. "One change
this year will be moving the larger performance
cruisers (Performance Cruiser I, II and III) into
Division A,' says organizing committee chairman,
On the land side, adds Forrester,"We will not
be going to Dickenson Bay this year due to the
increased development. The big beach bash is
instead being moved to Fort James, which will
allow us a lot more flexibility and I hope we will
see a great day"
Lord Nelsons Ball marks the finale and prize
giving. Men, pack those blue blazers and ties.
Ladies, don your finest cocktail dresses and high
heels. Charter yachts are available from Horizon
Yacht Charters and Sunsail, as well as a number
of crew positions on chartered yachts.
TEL. (268) 462-8872
36 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
Seven competitive races are expected over the
three-day weekend, for classes that include
Spinnaker, Non Spinnaker, Bareboat, Multihull
and Open. Other highly anticipated events
within-the-event are the 'Battle of the Banks;
the race between St. Maarten's 12-Meter yachts,
and the Sir Bobby Velasquez, I 1. 111i Boat Race
in which crews on I-. II production yachts
are invited to race on 1. 1 11ii,. famed and fast
wooden sloops. On Sunday, a demonstration
race is expected to showcase the skills of young
Optimist iIniil, sailors from the '' ,illi
i1 I Association.
As in past years, the center of racing will be
in Road Bay, while parties are to be held on the
neighboring beach at Sandy Ground. There will
be entertainment every evening on the beach
and in several of the Sandy Ground restaurants.
Local vendors will be on hand ii ,. I barbecued
i 11I i.1 and native dishes.
Now in its 26th year and sailed out of Store
Bay, Tobago, this event is known as one of the
most competitive and II i. II, in the southern
Caribbean. "One i..... I Tobago Sail Week always
has is breeze," says manager, Betty Davidson.
"The 111 provides races at varying levels
of competitiveness from the Racing Class, at
the extreme end, to Racer Cruiser to Cruiser to
Charter class in 1III II. I 1... I levels of demand.
Half way ii.. .1 i the regatta, there is always a
'lay day'for enjoying a bit of fun and relaxation. If
the rest of the week is about serious iiiI'1I Lay
Day is about real fun"
Yachts last year hailed from Barbados,
i 1i USA, UK, France, and of course, Trinidad
& Tobago. "You would be hard pressed to find a
more highly tuned fleet of racing yachts in the
Caribbean than those registered at Angostura
Tobago Sail Week,"' says Davidson.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
You don't need to wait until the famous New
Year's Eve party at Foxy's to have good time on
Jost Van Dyke, BVI. Foxy's Wooden Boat regatta
is set for May, where some of the Caribbean's
most beautiful and competitive traditional and
contemporary yachts will do battle for trophies
and prizes out on the sea. Friday night kicks off
with a ii 11iii1 .. party at Foxy's Tamarind Bar
where the famous Calypsonian will entertain
with his ribald ditties. Racing is Saturday
E I i1,11. Ifromseriousyachtracing tobeachside
donkey races, greasy pole climbs, and i 1i. 11
competitions I. I1ii. ii1I the annual Carriacou
Regatta Festival, held off Grenada's northern
offshore island of Carriacou. "We're going to
continue to place an emphasis on our local
culture and traditions, and as usual, focus on our
work boat races,' says Dexter Li I president
of the regatta committee.
[I1 _- -i1 ...11 ll:11 I *-,.i)[[) hC..l-[,I),
Established in 1965 by the late Linton
J. I.i.M a Jamaican-born yachtsman who
settled on the 15-mile-long island in the early
1950s, the festival began as a mere boat racing
event commemorating the Emancipation
holiday weekend and has now grown to
include a large number of sporting and
cultural activities. The regatta itself however
focuses mainly on the locally built'workboats'
with some ten different classes ranging from
14 to 35 feet in I i ii
On-shore activities include road races, a Miss
Wet T Shirt contest, and Miss Aquaval Queen
Show with participation from Trinidad, Tobago,
Grenada, Barbados, Canouan, Union Island and
host Carriacou. Z
TEL. (473) 443-7930 OR (473) 443-7948
FAX. (473) 443-6127
APRIL 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 37
NEW CHANGES FOR SAILBOAT RACING:
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
ach Caribbean racing season, I il organizers and their committees
worktoimplementnewstrategiesto makecompetition morefairandfun.
This year, improvements to the Caribbean iiI iII Association (CSA)
handicap rule and faster score delivery are two hot developments.
One of the main functions of the, ii, i, based CSA is to maintain a handicap
rule for yachts which allows for the enormous variety of boats present and which
visit the Caribbean each season to race without a huge cost of measurement.
The CSA rule is a measurement rule which minimizes inconsistencies that
might occur i 1 i ill subjective estimates of a boat's speed potential. The rule
is managed by a chief measure, Jeffrey Chen of Trinidad, and supported by
measurers in each of the member territories.
"There have been only a few minor improvements made to the Rule for
2008," Chen says. One of these is a new category of Internal Accommodation
Factor (IAF), which is'l illi 1, Ii,
"This expands the previous scale of'Light,'Medium'and'Heavy' By adding to
the scale at the top end we are i i Ii I the ability for measurers to separate
the racing boats with no or minimal interior from the racing boats and racer
cruisers with full/partial light-weight interiors," Chen explains.
A marina. With a resort.
40 hotel rooms, 180 slips, two Travellhs. fuel dock,
two restaurants, supermarket, boutiques, beauty
saron, dive shop, ATM, swimming pool, a/c gym,
watersports centre, tennis court, beach volley ball,
chandlery and a full spectrum of marine service
A resort, marina and boatyard.
He adds, "We have also
moved the Jib and Pole TCF
(Time Correction Factor) and
Two Jib TCF closer to the
Spinnaker TCF This was in
response to competitors who
thought that the difference
between the headsail TCFs
and the Spinnaker TCFs were
favoring the headsail boats in
The CSA Handicap Rule
has also now administratively
identified the bareboats with
Chen concludes, "The
changes made this season
should provide fairer racing
in the mixed classes and help
regatta organizers with the
Si iI d, i, of bareboats"
The key to fast results, says Paul Miller, an avid sailor and owner of Carib Data,
a UK based IT and database programming consultancy, is"a central system into
which the finish times are entered from the committee boat"
Four years ago, Miller, who served as tactician aboard hot race boats such
as Devastator, Mermaid and Synergy, implemented a real time system that
has ensured a seamless i ii i~i ii of the entry form, scratch sheets and CSA
handicaps 1 i i, 11 1 i I il to race results.
"In the BVI, we've been using a CCT Boatphone (BVI Cellular) wireless internet
connection on the committee boat. From there, the finish times go straight into
the server in the UK so that readers from around the world can see the results
calculated every time they refresh their web page. Even if only some boats have
finished, we can still show the partial results and the best that the remaining
boats can do in that race"
This year at the BVI Spring I i'I & iii, I Festival, says Miller,"We're going
to roll out the real time screens. We actually did this in 2002, but the television
was hard to see in the Ii, I1 1,i and of course with just one screen, there was a
limited opportunity for people to see it. This year, it's more and bigger screens so
spectators should be able to see the results even before we print and of course
we always print earlier than other systems"
Miller adds, "The web pages are also I 1,,,- I a fresh look this year, with quick
access to individual race details and more information on the boats. We'll also
be adding some of the series analysis pages to the public site this year. On those
pages you will be able to see at a glance how close the racing was in a race"
Miller's Carib Data system was in use this year for the St. Croix International.
i', i St. Maarten Heineken 1 11 Culebra Heineken International
ii i BVI Spring iil I and idII I Festival, Virgin Islands Race Week,
Red Funnel Cowes Keelboat Championship, and the Cowes Solent Keelboat
Championship along with the usual array of one design ,h,,I i in Cowes. -&
38 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
SAIL DESIGN GROUP
rere sailmaking is a performing art
lir j '
VIE FOR CHAMPION
TITLE AT VALENTINE'S DAY OPTIMIST REGATTA
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD I PHOTOS BY DEAN BARNES
Ivan Aponte leads the pack
risk winds and big waves gave junior sailors
a workout at the 2008 St. Croix International
Valentine's Optimist Regatta February 9 and 10,
an event held as part of the St. Croix International
Regatta. In the end, though, it was the racing
rules the obligation to throw out everyone's two
lowest scores versus no throw-outs that decided the
Puerto Rico's Ivan Aponte, the 2005 North American National Optimist
Champion, who sails out of the new Las Palmas Sailing Center in Puerto
Rico, had a bit of bad luck traveling to St. Croix.
"They put our spars (belonging to Ivan and his brother, Victor or'Tito3
in the belly of the plane and ended up flying them back to Puerto Rico
without unloading them,"Aponte explained.
The two brothers sailed the first morning of competition with
borrowed club spars, but their own equipment happily arrived back on
St. Croix by late morning.
"Tito was luckier than I," says Ivan. "He had rigged faster than I did. I
missed the first start of the afternoon by three minutes and got a DNS (did
not start) score or 20 points"
This score certainly punctuated Aponte nearly flawless string of first and
second place finishes and dropped him to fifth place overall going into the
last day's competition.
Meanwhile, St.Thomas'Nikki Barnes sailed to a seventh and eighth place
the first morning, but then achieved no less than a third place finish the
remainder of the regatta.
"Nikki was by far the most consistent sailor of the regatta," said Ronnie
Ramos, the principal race officer (PRO).
When the total of 10 races sailed over two days were tallied, Barnes won
with no throw-outs, yet Aponte took the lead when the two throw-outs
were calculated in.
"We're both good friends. We have a friendly rivalry" said Aponte.
"Ivan and I have sailed against each other for the last few years:' added
Barnes. "It's especially good to be friends when we sail in big, international
competitions where we don't know anyone else."
Aponte and Barnes also won first and second, respectively, in the 13- to
15-year-old Red Fleet, while St. John's Alex Coyle finished third both in the
Optimist Overall and Red Fleet. Barnes won the Top Girl prize.
This regatta marked a great showing by the Green Fleet, ensuring there's
a talented crop of beginner sailors poised to rise through the ranks over the
next few years.
St. Croix's DJ. Lorshbaugh, from the Frederiksted Community Boating
program, handily won the Green Fleet, with three bullets and no score lower
"I've been sailing for four years, since I was eight," says Lorshbaugh.
"I've never sailed in a regatta before. My Dad told me about this one and I
wanted to enter."
He continued, "It's a lot windier here than where we sail in Frederiksted.
But, I like the wind. It gives you power and it's easier to sail"
Director and instructor of the Frederiksted Community Boating program,
Susan Allick, says, "We have about 20 students that we teach both Optimist
and Sunfish. Our program runs after school and during the summer."
Allick said the program is currently looking for a US Sailing certified
instructor. Anyone interested can contact her at: email@example.com
Right before the awards, PRO Ramos summed up the regatta by saying, The
heavy winds were rough for the Green and White Fleeters. But, we really did have
beautiful sailing conditions. It was a great regatta" -'
(Top Three by Class)
1. Ivan Aponte,
Las Palmas Sailing Association, PR (15)
2. Nikki Barnes, STYC, USVI (19)
3. Alex Coyle,
STYC & St. John KATS, USVI (26)
1. Ivan Aponte,
Las Palmas Sailing Association, PR (15)
2. Nikki Barnes, STYC, USVI (19)
3. Alex Coyle, STYC & St. John KATS,
1. Victor Aponte,
Las Palmas Sailing Association, PR (35)
2. Kyle Brego, STYC & St. John KATS, USVI (53)
3. Addison Hackstaff, STYC, USVI (67)
1. Jonathan Woods, RBVIYC, BVI (91)
2. Molly Donovan, RBVIYC, BVI (99)
3. Scott McKenzie, STYC, USVI (142)
1. DJ. Lorshbaugh, Frederiksted Community
Boating Program, St. Croix, USVI (15)
2. Shawn Scott, STYC, USVI (22)
3. Casey Bergstrom, Frederiksted Community
Boating Program, St. Croix, USVI (22)
40 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
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ISLAND OLYMPIC COMMITTEES -
BEHIND THE SCENES
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
The Caribbean may be small in terms of land mass and population,
but sailors who hail from the region earn the opportunity every
four years to compete against the world's best on the global
stage at the Summer Olympics. To do this, it takes talent and the
support of the local Olympic Committee.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), based in Lausanne,
Switzerland, was formed in 1894 to reinstate the ancient Olympic Games held
in Greece more than two millennia ago.Today, the IOC has a membership of
203 National Olympic Committees, 15 of them in the Caribbean.
Each island's Olympic Committee has oversight for assisting athletes in
all Olympic sports in both summer and winter Olympic sports.
Lyn Reid, treasurer of the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA), says,
"The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (VIOC) is composed of 22 different
sport federations such as shooting, sailing, swimming, etc. We are the body
that oversees international competition in world championships. The major
games are the Caribbean and Central American Games, the Pan American
Games and the Olympics. We hope to have athletes in sailing, as well as in
track and field, swimming, shooting and boxing in Beijing"
. .LF .- -C4 I * -~ C
Being a member of an Olympic Committee is a big job that doesn't just
happen every four years.
Steve Stoute, president of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA),
explains, "Our Association has a staff of 10, but Committee Members such
as myself would be involved in numerous meetings both domestically and
internationally planning for the Games. You must realize that one of our
major competition events is the Pan American Games, which were held in
2007, and 2006 was the Central American and Caribbean Games and the
Commonwealth Games; so the two years prior to an Olympic Games is an
extremely busy period for us, as some of these large Games are used as
selection and qualification vehicles for the Olympics. Thus, our committee
would be heavily involved with all aspects of these projects leading up
to Beijing 2008"
The USVI's Reid adds, "We organize travel,
Accreditation, housing and uniforms for the
team. We visit the site of the Games to have an
idea of what to expect for our athletes, such
as weather, food, the venue and availability of
items that might be needed. We monitor the
progress of our elite athletes and help with as
much financial support as we are able"
The selection of athletes, such as sailors,
to compete in the Olympics, says Rey O'Neal,
president of the British Virgin Islands Olympic
S Committee (BVIOC), "is up to the individual
federations. Before the major games, we meet
iI with the federations and they suggest a list of
possible athletes based on their performance
potential. Each sport has qualifying procedures.
For example, ISAF (International Sailing
Federation), will let all sailing federations
know what is needed for a sailor to qualify for
the Olympic Games"
Entry into the Olympics can be easier from a
small island nation. In the Netherlands Antilles,
says Cor van Aanholt, who is an Olympic laser
sailor and current president of Curacao Youth
Sailing, "The Olympic Committee is very happy
When you qualify for your discipline. They do
42 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
not ask you to show that you have a chance to win a medal, like many
bigger nations request. In countries like the USA, Germany etc., the Olympic
Committee requires you to have finished in the top five places or so at your
Worlds qualifier. Nothing like that happens in the Netherlands Antilles"
Funding is available for all athletes, including sailors. Michael Green, a
former Olympian in the Laser Class who lives in St. Lucia, says, "I had some
help through our Olympic association, but there wasn't too much money"
Barbados' Stoute says, "The BOA provides funding for pre Olympic
training and Olympic preparation. Funding for athletes is directed to the
National Federation who is responsible for disbursement. The BOA will be
providing funding for sailors pre Olympic training. If an athlete qualifies and
is selected, all expenses pertaining to travel, uniforms, accommodation, etc
are covered by the BOA"
Similarly, the USVI's Reid says, "The VIOC gives VISA a monthly stipend
for our elite sailors. They get this money by sending in a resume and then
are able to use that money on sailing-related expenses like equipment,
travel entry fees, coaching etc. The VIOC also paid for seven of our Olympic
hopefuls to compete in Portugal last summer to try and quality for Beijing
and they also paid for them to go to Australia and New Zealand to try
and qualify. Most of our funding comes from the government and that
is always iffy"
Two elite athletes from the BVI, says O'Neal,"are on government salary.
It's not making them rich, so they supplement with endorsements from
The BVI, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados
and USVI are islands that have sent sailors to the Olympics in the past.
The BOA's Stoute says,"We've assisted the sport of sailing in a number of
ways during the past year. We provide financial support for administration
grants, recover the cost of affiliation fees to the International Federations and
provide travel grants to both sailors and officials to attend specific functions.
We have also funded courses in sailing and other similar activities"
The USVI's Reid adds, "VISA does much more now than we did in the
late 1980s when Peter Holmberg was sailing Finn (Class). Peter basically
won his Silver Medal in the 1988 Olympic Games in Korea on his own.
The VIOC supported him as much as they could, but I would say that his
success made everyone realize what we could do and his success has
helped everyone" -
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and
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Podium finishes decided by mere seconds and three-way tie-break
Gianfranco Fini and crew, Winner in IRC. World Match Race Champion lan Williams is to Fini's right.
n yet another perfect day of Caribbean ,iii, i the final race of the three-race inshore series
was held February 17 to determine the final IRC and PHRF class winners in the Casa de
Campo -I III I for the Presidente Cup. In IRC Class A Gianfranco Fini's Comet 51 Bellissima
finished as runner up in this race to last year's winner Pepe Rodriguez on his Frers 45
Celtic V, but that was good enough to stay five points ahead of the pack to win the class. And in PHRF
Class B, Sven Holmbos Hunter 301 Orion scored only third the final day, but that too was good enough
to stay one point clear of Rafael Roldans Beneteau 400 Wolfgang for the class win.
In having i In I in both the 23-mile Round Catalina Race held the day before, and in the total
scores from the inshore series, Bellissima also won the Deutsche Bank Trophy for the IRC entries,
and Orion won the Presidente Trophy for the PHRF entries. The keeper trophies for this event are
extraordinary models of classic yachts created by Abordage.
"The 1 11 was wonderful this year, the ,ii,. i conditions are fabulous,' said Fini, who is also
Commodore of the Casa de Campo Yacht Club."Having our match race clinic with Peter Holmberg and
lan Williams on the first day was very i i 11 and a wonderful addition to our event. We look forward
to having more people join us here next year.'
Just as in the first day of course racing, reigning World Match Racing Tour champion lan Williams
acted as guest helmsman on Bellissima the last day, and despite a broken vang suffered only moments
prior to the start of the race, the multinational team of Dominicans and Italians led by a Briton managed
to keep the pressure on the leaders, -11i1 iii i only 35 seconds off the winning time.
Margins in PHRF Class B were even closer, with Frederico Penzo's Beneteau Idyle Tranquilo (which
is also the local expression for"no worries"or"take it easy") winning the final day's race by a mere 19
seconds over I with Orion only 22 seconds behind in third. Scoring in the PHRF class for the
week was done by race manager Pete Lawson based on time-on-time TCF IIII. Ramon Prieto's
Jenneau 45 Cecile would have won the race by over five minutes were it not for a port tack crossing
incident with Tranquilo on the first leg that was deemed too close by the protest committee, lill i
in Cecile's disqualification for the race.
The Casa de Campo Regatta for the Presidente Cup was also supported by Deutsche Bank, and daily
results and photos can be found on the event website at www.casadecamporegatta.com. Daily video
,11i i ii. 1,1 .fromT2P Productions can be found at www.t2p.tv. For more information contact Tony Torres,
Regatta Director, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. -Z
Report submitted by Casa de Campo Regatta. Photos by Dave Dunigan/T2 Productions.
Holmberg left boat/Williams right. Williams won
over all. Holmberg parked his boat on a rock in one
race-which may have lead to his overall defeat?
IRC Class A (6 boats)
1. Bellissima 2 2 2 6 points
2. CelticV3 DNF 1 11
3. Escuela DNS 1 3 11
PHRF Class B (12 boats)
1. Orion 1 2 3 6 points
2. Wolfgang 2 3 2 7
3. Tranquilo 2 3 2 10
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hifty winds made racing c(i, ll ii. ii for
the 75 sailors .i. i- 11,. in the 7th Annual
Club Nautico de San Juan International
-1 ii, held January 31-February 3, out of San
Juan, Puerto Rico.
.1 11 director Jose Cll i. 'Yoyo' Berrios
says, "We expanded the event from two days
to three so it became worthwhile to attend for
those sailors who traveled from a distance"
True to plan, the fleet represented Puerto Rico,
the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, U.S. Mainland
i i. ii 1. .11 state, New Jersey, New York and
Florida), British Columbia, Canada, Germany,
Guatemala and Brazil.
The 11 i iii 1, 1. I winds, which averaged from
10 to 20-plus knots, blew over some 10 courses
-both windward/leeward or trapezoidal set to
the south of San Juan Bay.
By far the largest participation was in the
Optimist class. Puerto Rico's Ivan Aponte, of the
Las P.,iI, i iii, Center, beat .i II.. I 1 I i II
Raul Rios-de Choudens, for
Top Overall and first place
in the Red Fleet (ages 13
to 15). i~11 ii, .i Aponte
and Rios earned the title
of North American Optimist
World Champion in 2005
and 2006, respectively, so
the level of competition
"The shifty winds were
the most difficult," says
Aponte. "I just tried to stay
consistent. That is, I tried to
find a pattern in the fleet
and on the scoreboard as
well. It was really a mental
race, much more so ____
Lasers were divided into
4.7s, Radial and Standard.
I St. John, USVI's Hugo
Roller, topped the Laser
Standard fleet, a feat he
achieved iil.,ill II I. 1. I
traded back and forth with
the second place finisher,
Patrick Carolus of Club
Nautico de Puerto Rico.
"The winds were cl, 11 ii I and so was the
chop. It wasn't that the waves were high, but
rather lots of short choppy waves that made it
hard to keep the boat flat and fast," says Roller.
"Boat 1ii,. ii I was key"'
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico's David Alfonso won
the Laser Radial class, with St. Thomas' sailors,
William Bailey, Max ii I II I and Tyler Rice,
nipping at his heels and ultimately 11i1 1i11,ii
second i n.. i..11 fourth, respectively.
"I just sailed as fast as I could, with good starts
and being very aware of the shifty wind," says
Alfonso."Apart from ,iii. i well, winning meant
catching the lifts and I was really consistent
in this. I think I only won two races, but I
remained consistently in the top three and I had
a comfortable lead going into the last day'
Hobie cats were once part ofthis .1 iil i says
Berrios."We decided to discontinue this fleet due
to safety reasons. Like last year, we again had a
Snipe Class due to growing interest in this class"
The Puerto Rican team of Jesus and Ricky
Rodriguez topped the Snipe class competition.
"Our strategy was to gain time on the
downwind as our competitor, Ernesto Rodriguez
and his crew, Gabriel Bonin, were heavier," says
Jesus Rodriguez."We won three outof four races
and were very satisfied with the results'
He adds, "We now hope to go to the DonQ
competition in Miami and prepare for the Center
American Games in 2010 here in Puerto Rico'
The Snipe Class in Puerto Rico is definitely
SI.,,,.11,. 1 There are nine boats and crews
actively racing, and two more teams are expected
to join in the coming year.
Berrios wrapped up the event by saying,"We
are all very happy with the way the -.1 11 ran
this year It was a very good competition with
lots of ,ii,. I talent out on the courses." -
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ew crews, new boats, and new race
courses were the big news at the 15th
annual St. Croix International .- 11 ,
The February 9-10 event, raced out of the St.
Croix Yacht Club, was the kick-off for both the northern Caribbean's III I season and for the Cape Air
Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (C.O.R.T) series, which included the Culebra Heineken International
Regatta in March and BVI Spring i il 1 & ,iii, i Festival in April.
Devil 3, a Melges 24 sailed by St. Croix's Stanton brothers, ,i ill, defended its title as most
competitive boat in the most competitive class to win skipper Chris Stanton's weight in Crucian Rum.
Yet this year, different from last, all three Stanton brothers were racing ..1 1 i i
"I'm back from c.. I i and able now to race with my brothers,' says Scott Stanton, who trimmed
the jib, while brother Peter called tactics and Chris drove."The other Melges and J-Walker came close
upwind, but we really,. ill I away on the downwinds"'
Tortola's Dave West also had new crew aboard his Melges 32, Jurakan, which takes the name of the
Taino Indian god who controls the wind. "Everyone was from Tortola,' says West. "For example, Robbie
Hirst was our tactician"
St. Croix's Chris Schreiber had a new boat, new sponsor and new crew out on the course. "We
match-raced our Hobie 16, Auto World Express, against Paul Stoeken's Islandsolnet the whole weekend,"
says Schreiber, Sr, who drove with Chris Schreiber, Jr, aboard as crew. "It was close racing and all good
fun, especially when the winds went to 25-plus knots in a squall'
The Melges 24 that gave the Stanton brothers a run for their money the first race before they blew
a spinnaker halyard -was Morgan Dale's Silver. Formerly of the Crucian racing team aboard Sorceress,
Dale says, "The Melges 24 is like a big laser on steroids. It's the most fun bang for your buck. Also,
it's got fewer crew four or five which makes the whole .1.1 i ii. ii . Il aspect easier There's a big
learning curve, but we had a great time. In these winds, we just popped the chute and said,'Vieques
here we come!"
Win a Melges, lose a Melges, the BVI's Guy Eldridge sold his Mistress Quickly to St. Martin's Didier
Rouault and bought a brand new Beneteau 10R named Luxury Girl."The bigger boat allows us to take
our friends along,"says Eldridge. Those friends included six former crewmembers from the winning race
boat, Mermaid, with Doyle sailmaker, Mark Ploch. Eldridge bought the boat in November, promptly
won the Governor's Cup Race in January, and now the Racer Cruiser class in St. Croix.
St. Croix's Rob Armstrong's J/100 Bad Girl won its class at Key West Race Week. But it was his other
J/100, Expensive Habit, which he's campaigning for this coming Caribbean season."We've got Expensive
Habit optimized for CSA (Caribbean III.I
Association i i I I .."says crewmember, Carlos
Skov. On board for the St. Croix 111 was
Jens Hookansen, a fellow Crucian and 2004
J/24 World Champion. "You could say we have
a lot of experience in the back of the boat,"
Two of the most eye-catching boats on the
course were OnDeck Ocean Racing's Farr 40s.
"The company wanted to get the boats race
charter ready, so my brother, Ben Beer and I have
been helping them,' says John Holmberg.
FortheSt. Ci..' i i 111 Holmberg says,"We put
out the word for crew and got over 30 responses
48 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
BY CAROL M.
U S V. I.
from i,. I .. il .,ii the Caribbean and U.S. mainland.
In the end, it turned out that Medina had primarily
Crucian crew and Bandit was filled with St. Thomas
S'i 11. I this year was a Performance Cruising
class. Class veteran, Tom Mullen, who has raced
his J/120, Shamrock, in the past, instead chartered
an IC24, Mr. Ripley, for this year's competition.
There also wasn't a Large Multihull class.
SI il I director Julie San Martin says, "This is the
first year in 15 that we haven't had the large cats"'
Sadly, David Flaherty's St. Thomas-based Etchell
24, Ghost, gave up the ghost and called it a season
early. The boatdrifted overnightand was destroyed
on a reef bordering the west side of Teague Bay.
New this year, the race committee ran a
course that took the non Spinnaker boats into
"Back in the early 1990's, we ran the entire
fleet into the harbor,"San Martin explains."It didn't
work. The harbor entrance is too narrow. We had
rammings, crisscrossings and even a beach cat
that sunk, so ii' i1, we discontinued it. But
recently, the non-racing boats have asked for a
different course and so we tried it again:"
St. Croix ii. ii and racing veteran, Nick
Castruccio, skippered his J/30, Annick II, on the
harbor course."It was fine until we hit the number
9 buoy and almost ran i. 11.. 11' Castruccio said
with a good-humored smile. -
(Top Three by Class)
Spinnaker Racing I
1. Three Harkoms, Modified Beneteau 445,
Christopher Lloyd, BVI (7)
2. Jurakan, Melges 32, Dave West, BVI (20)
3. Expensive Habit, J/100, Rob Armstrong,
St. Croix, USVI (21)
Spinnaker Racing II
1. Devil3, Melges 24, Chris Stanton,
St. Croix, USVI (7)
2. J Walker, J/27, Chris Thompson,
St.Thomas, USVI (25)
3. Good, Bad& Ugly, Kirby 25,
John Foster, St. Thomas, USVI (27)
1. Luxury Girl, Beneteau 1 OR,
Guy Eldridge, BVI (12)
2. Lazy Dog, First 40.7,
Sergio Sagramosa, Puerto Rico (15)
3. Pipedream, Sirena 38,
Peter Haycraft, BVI (15.6)
Jib & Main
1. ElPresidente, Thomas 35,
Jeff Fangman, St. Croix, USVI (7)
2. Cayenne ll, Idylle 15.5,
Tony Sanpere, St. Croix, USVI (20)
3. Windflower, Alberg 35,
Stan Joines, St. Croix, USVI (22)
1. Orion, Fraito Lugo, Puerto Rico (30)
2. Brand New Secondhand,
Chris Curreri, St. Thomas, USVI (40)
3. B-Mobile, Fred Ruebeck, BVI (46)
1. Auto World Express, Hobie 16,
Chris Schreiber, St. Croix, USVI (10)
2. Islandsol.net, Hobie 16,
Peter Stoeken, St. Thomas, USVI (10)
3. Salt Water Mexican, Hobie 16,
Alan Friedman, St. Thomas, USVI (13)
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Inaugural Carlos Aguilar
Memoria Match Race Championship
Set for December 5-7, 2008
T he Carlos Aguilar Memorial
Match Race Championship
has been set for December
5 to 7, 2008 by the St. Thomas
Yacht Club, U.S. Virgin Islands. Bill
Canfield is co-organizer of the
event along with Aguilar's widow,
a keen woman match racer, Verian
Aguilar. In announcing the new
event in January, the organizers
said it will offer a high-caliber
format, including international
umpires, highly competitive IC24s,
and clinics leading up to it led
by America's Cup sailor and native
Virgin Islander, Peter Holmberg.
"Carlos was a great sailor and had a deep love
of match racing,' said Holmberg."I know he'd be
happy to see this event happen. Match racing is
dear to me too, and I would love to see it grow in
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start for a great cause and I'll be making every
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"Carlos was fascinated by match racing, both as
a spectator and as a competitor," said Canfield. He
was heavily involved in helping our women's team
and junior sailors to hone their match racing skills in
the absence of Henry Menin and Peter Holmberg,l g
when these two men were away up ,i. i.1 in
the last America's Cup campaign
Match Racing teams from both within and
outside of the Caribbean are invited to submit their
resumes. Slots are available for up to eight teams
in the Open Division and up to six teams in the
IC24s, equipped with competitive sails, will be
available. The IC24, which stands for InterClub 24,
is a converted J24 equipped with a Melges 24 style
deck mold that is wider than the original design,
has no traveler, and is capable of carrying five
sailors. There is an inside track for a genoa, but no spinnaker or bow pulpit and the transom is closed.
Stanchions are lower and covered for comfort. The design was innovated by two St. Thomas Yacht Club
sailors in the early 2000s.
"We've applied to make the Carlos Aguilar Memorial Match Race Championship a Category 3 event',
says Canfield,"with on the water umpiring '
The event's NOR (Notice of Race) will be available on the St. Thomas Yacht Club's website
(www.styc.net) as of March 1.
The St. Thomas Yacht Club is not new to i.. I world class match racing events. The Club
organized the Marriott Frenchman's Reef International Match Race the first Grade One international
match race to be held within the Caribbean in 1997 and again in 1998. More recently, in 2006, the
Club hosted the TAG Heuer Nation's Cup Regional Final. In 2009, the Club will host the U.S. Women's
Match Racing Championships.
A 1. I,.- I to the International ,iIh. i Federation (ISAF), the sport of match race ,IIh. I has grown
spectacularly during the last decade. Ten years ago, only a handful of match race .i1 Mi were held
around the world, and a ranking system had yet to be established. By 1989, a ranking system was
implemented and has been administered ever since. Points are awarded to skippers for first i...-, il,
tenth place finishes in match racing events. The events are ranked as well, giving added weight
to major II- -
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CONTACT BILL CANFIELD AT STYC@VIPOWERNET.NET OR 340-775-6320.
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BVI SPRING REGATTA AND SAILING FESTIVAL
Bitter End Cup
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resented by Nanny Cay in early April, the
BVI Spring Regatta and iiiii.I Festival
is a .1 ii. ii1. of the Caribbean racing
season, drawing about 160 boats ranging in size
from 14 to 75 feet and sailors from almost
This year the week-long event begins
officially on March 31 with the BVI illi. i Festival
i11 11 ..11 for those who want to enjoy the
beauty of the water and the BVI in a leisurely
fashion. This low-pressure precursor to the
BVI Spring Regatta starts in Nanny Cay (or, for
those who also choose to participate in the
VI Raceweek, St. Thomas,) and goes to Bitter
End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda. Once at Bitter
End, guests are entertained with cocktail parties,
limbo contests, dinner and, of course, awards.
The next day, April 2, is lay day, Bitter End
style. What's your pleasure?
Do you want to race i.ii., with your
countrymen and teammates for the honor of the
Nations Cup, take a trip to Anegada orThe Baths,
snorkel in Necker Sound, or spend the day at the
Spa? The choice is yours.
April 3 marks the race back to Nanny Cay
from Bitter End, aptly named the "Nanny Cay
Cup', with a Mount Gay cocktail party and
awards iiiii,. at the other end. At this point,
the Festival ill i at Nanny Cay is ready to
rumble. Food and c i. .1 i .. I venders, the bar and
. .. -........... ..
live music provide a party atmosphere at Nanny
Cay for the next four days and nights.
On Friday, April 4, the main event, BVI Spring
Regatta begins. Drake Channel is sprinkled
heavily with race boats and also race courses,
three to be exact. Closest to the beach is the
One Design Course. Here boats range from one
man 14 foot Lasers to IC 24s, carrying four or five
crew members each. Beach Cats also share this
course, and ,iii. .,.l i the course may get the
least attention in the press, some of the most
competitive racing happens closest to the shore.
In one race two years ago, eleven ICs finished
within 32 seconds of each other leaving race
officials i I ,I .-11,. i to sort out the finishes.
Looking across the channel to the Southeast
is the Cooper course. Host to the traditional
II ... racers, this course has welcomed the
likes of Roy's Disney's sled Pyewacket, Roger
Sturgeon's Transpac 52, Rosebud, and last year,
the incredible Volvo Ocean Racer and winner
of the most recent round the world race, ABN
AMVRO. This year, there will likely be seven classes,
ranging in size from 24 to 75 feet, racing with
professional crews as well as talented and
enthusiastic amateurs vying for the gold, glory,
and bragging rights.
Just to the west, for those who would rather
race around islands than buoys, and want the
choice as whether or not to carry a spinnaker,
there is the Norman course. This is the course
that offers competitors more options and the
opportunity to take the "scenic route"' iii .., '. ii
the size of the boats is very much like those on
the Cooper course, this race area will appeal
to those who want to race but also don't
mind a little slower pace. With courses that
take the competitors around the BVI barrier
islands and down to Frenchman's Cay and back,
competitors have a more scenic tour of the BVI
than those racing on the Cooper course. Home
of the bareboat fleet, Jib and Main, Performance
Cruising, and the large multihulls, this race
course is likely to be the most popular one in
BVI Spring Regatta and iiiii Festival has
. 11ii.ii for everyone. Whether you are a
i,,,. I professional, racing enthusiast, or just a
hacker, there is action on the water that will suit
your style or, if you really don't want to sail, just
come for the great food, live music and take the
time to see the BVI. -
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WWW.BVISPRINGREGATTA.ORG, OR CONTACT
JUDY PETZ, BVI SPRING REGATTA DIRECTOR,
TEL:+ (284) 494 3286
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CLASSICS SAIL BACKWARDS IN SOPER'S HOLE:
30TH ANNUAL SWEETHEARTS OF THE CARIBBEAN & 26TH ANNUAL CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA, TORTOLA
ARTICLE & PHOTO BY MIKE KIRK
Strong westerly tide and current in Drakes Channel meant that boats
returning on the last leg of racing into Soper's Hole faced a strong
adverse current to the finish line. This resulted in some humorous but
also heart stopping moments for the 32-boat fleet during the Valentines
weekend, in which many boats sailed backwards at critical times.
On Saturday, February 16, the six Schooners and five intrepid
singlehander's, returning from the Northern course around Sandy Cay,
enjoyed stiff winds that gave the winning schooner Liberty a fast time of
one hour, 46 minutes. (Is this a record?). With Robin Pitts on board and
crewed by the Coral Bay devotees of Fletcher Pitts' 82-year old Malabar
Schooner, Liberty showed she is still The Sweetheart of the Virgin Islands.
Fittingly, Liberty won the "Spirit of the Sweethearts" trophy given in
memory of Fletcher Pitts. Last year's winner Heron came in a close second
and we hope this duel of titans will continue in years to come. Tracy Obert's
Sloop Kahuli stole the singlehander race by one minute and two seconds
on corrected time over Rainbow Maker who took line honors.
In an attempt to prevent an early start, John Hayes, ,ii i the only Cat in
the fleet and in a style reminiscent of Foxy's Cat -1. 1ii crossed the start line
backwards earning him a prize of one day's training at a local ,iII I school!
But by Sunday the weather had moved from classic Christmas trade winds
to gray squalls and driving misty rain. Wind 1ii ilii .varied from 25 knots to
two knots as prolonged squalls marched westwards leaving low wind holes
behind them. Visibility at the start was less than a mile as the boats beat
around Frenchman's Cay to enter Drakes Channel for the Southern course.
The fleet faced a 6.5 mile beat to Pelican and Flanagan Islands into a
veritable maelstrom of driving rain. The committee settled in for a long
wait. By 2.30 pm the vanguard of the faster boats was '. 11. i against the
westerly adverse current into Soper's Hole...but the wind was dropping...
and dropping. Adrian Sinton's
Columbia 40, Rascal, took
line honors in a time of two
hours 38 minutes with just
enough wind to ...-.111
the westerly ebbing current.
But as the slower boats
trickled in over the next
three hours, a racing rule
The heavily favored pin end
sucked boat after boat into a
dead wind spot, compounded
by an adverse current. With
ten feet to the finish line, Tony
6 to 0 Sanpere's Cayenne Ill had to
Fall away from the line or
risk being swept onto Little
Thatch. He took over four
minutes to cross the line to
s: win the Wannabe Class over
pursuing Stella di Mare.
ule : In one to five knot dying
ldr breeze, several subsequent
boats actually had their bows cross the line to receive a finish gun, only
to repeat Tony's performance and fall off-never completely crossing the
line. With the i 'ii wind and transverse current, these boats headed for
the harbor With four minutes to go before the time limit of 5 p.m., Honora
ghosted across the line in a one knot"breeze"after five hours 30 min. Now
So here's the Question: Was the Race Officer (name withheld) correct
in giving boats who did not completely cross the line their finish time or
should they be scored DNF? (Answer given below.)
Ashore, with the Mount Gay tent open and coveted Red Hats everywhere,
comments were overhead from old salts ranging from: "The best day's
iii,. i I have ever had,"to "Now that was a ca, ill 1 im. I race!" In West End
Yacht Club tradition, all competitors received a prize donated by the many
supportive businesses around the British Virgin Islands.
ANSWER TO THE POP QUIZ:
In 1996 the old rule requiring the whole boat to cross the line was changed.
In the 2005 Definitions Section of the ISAF rules: "A boat finishes when
any part of her hull or crew or equipment in normal position, crosses the
finish line in the direction of the course from the last mark..." Well done,
Commodore and Race Officer Martin van Houton. -
Mike Kirk is a retired Engineer from the corporate world and long time sailor who loves
sailboat racing of all kinds. He has sailed dinghies in England and the US, and now races
actively on a J 120 in the Caribbean circuit. He and his wife Di live in Brewers Bay Tortola.
APRIL 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 55
Sailing for Good Causes at the
St. Maarten Heineken International Regatta
s AllatSea went to press in early
March, sailors were gathering
for the annual St. Maarten
Heineken Regatta, scheduled for March
5th through the 9th. In advance, word
came of teams planning to sail for good
causes this year.
Team WAVE member Marjolein van
Aanholt-grol from Curacao reported: "A
yacht with only women aboard draws
attention. A group consisting of 14 womer rr,::.n, ur. ,;a r.li .1ror, and rhe
Netherlands uses this exposure to raise more, for .3 ,g:,od cau.e The [earn,
named WAVE (Women Against Violence E er,,.h.erEl .1,,ill War[l:,rE .rh he
Heineken Regatta ... the slogan of the regatta erou,j I urni e. 3crl, [ri, n,.:, of
the team, having fun while racing for a good cau.e
"The women are raising money for Kas d Prudjr Puj ar Curj'ao r.jaied 3i-rer
Brother Pius. There, pregnant girls and teen ge r:oher: ~ ,,Ii rn, a .re Th:rrne
the organization also makes sure that the girls are going to school and provides
daycare for their babies.The aim is to give the girls an education and teach them
to take care of themselves.
ca *haA*tT''S~veyudyfo I I pm uni noon
"Team WAVE sails a 49 feet long Frers Yacht named 'Synergy, a very
appropriate name in this situation. Synergy can be reached when teamwork
exceeds the sum of the separate efforts. Synergy is being helmed and is owned
by Lea de Haas who won, with a different all-woman crew, the prestigious
Newport/Bermuda race in 2006. The current crew of Synergy consists of women
who love to sail and want to make an effort for Kas di Bruder Pius ... and to show
that you are capable of a lot more than you sometimes think"
Team WAVE is sponsored by Premier Management, Partners, HBN Law, CTB,
DAE, Nagico, Swissport, Celestian, Budget rent a car, MCB, D-sign, Radio Hoyer,
Peter Reijmer grafisch vormgever,'No more wet diapers'and Accu Bar.
Team Goldendog also was slated to race for charity in a Beneteau Oceanis
473 at the St. Maarten Heineken. Regatta organizers provided this information:
Another sailor who uses the regatta as a launching pad for good deeds is
Connecticut yachtsman Jeffrey Sochrin, who this year will be sailing his fifth
Heineken. Sochrin competes in the bareboat class with his mates from the
Milford Yacht Club, and he always calls his entry Team Goldendog. Of course,
there's a story behind the name.
"It started with a pretty simple notion"' Sochrin said. "We wanted to sail
competitively, but with a cause. I'd always wanted a Golden Retriever and I
ended up rescuing and adopting a dog back in the States. So it seemed kind of
natural to try and identify homeless animals and find them a good home. And it
just kind of took off from there."
Last year, Sochrin's Beneteau was covered with stickers from the 27
sponsors who now back Team Goldendog (for more on the program, check
out their website at www.teamgoldendog.org). In addition to working with
the Yankee Golden Retriever Association, they always try to address the
problem of stray animals on St. Maarten, an island Sochrin and friends
have come to respect and love. Specifically, they contribute to a program
that neuters and spades dogs and cats. "We've met a lot of great people
here," said Sochrin. "And this whole thing has taken off in ways I couldn't
have imagined" -
TO LEARN HOW THETWO TEAMS FARED,
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ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY GARY'C. Ii 1 I
hen it comes to classic
boats, some yachtsmen
never know when to
quit. Now, thanks to one man's
determination, a classic yacht that
won four consecutive Heineken
Regattas in the early 1980s has
been brought back from the dead.
Regular visitors to St. Maarten wil I 1. i V i i
be forgiven for i 111 ii i that the boal ii i 'i ii I i
future pile of ,lhii i. But not any rrm .i i ., i 11 i... i i
sawdust and rot and, like a graceful ii i,.. i 1 11 i i i
,i m I for the final step that will see her afloat for the first time in over a
decade. If John Miller-a man who kept the faith for 27 years-received
a dollar from everyone who told him that the classic was finished, he'd be a
wealthy man indeed.
"It's my boat. I love it and I couldn't let her die,"explained Miller as another
new plank was spiled, planed, beveled and notched into place.
The story of Zobeide is long and tortured. She was built in Burnam on
Crouch, England in 1910 to a set of plans drawn up by Fredrik Shepherd. Just
when she was named Zobeide is unknown-what we do know is that the
boat was brought to St. Maarten in the 1970s by Frank Walrave, one of the
founders of FKG rigging. The yacht's arrival in the Caribbean was the start of
her glory days. But glories on the race course ultimately led to her downfall.
It is difficult to say just what gave this classic such a turn of speed-some
say her bow shape while others insist that she carried a dangerous amount of
sail. Whatever the reason, Zobeide's appearance at the St. Maarten Heineken
.iI I in the 1980s, when there was a class for Gaff rigged yachts, had
everyone ill11 ii i And the I ,11 i continued as the yacht went on to win her
division for four consecutive years.
Flush with success and now with a reputation to live up to, Zobeide
headed for Jost Van Dyke, where she took on all comers at Foxy's Wooden
Boat I iII Then it was on to 1 1i. i I and the Caribbean's premier Classic
Yacht Regatta where, unstoppable, she powered on to win after win.
Then came the disastrous year of 1995. While c(. -'i. i1 i in ,' ,i,, i
Zobeide was T boned, and the result was serious damage to her hull. iI ,. I
to have the boat repaired on his own turf, Miller sailed the crippled yacht
back to St. Maarten, where his problems really began! While at anchor in
the Simpson Bay Lagoon i iiii- i repairs, she was hit by another yacht
during Hurricane Luis and went to the bottom. Re-floated and hauled
out, the luckless classic was then blown over by hurricane Bertha in
July of 1996.
Over the next few years, the yacht was dragged from one location to the
next. Various carpenters came and went, yet the yacht continued to decay.
Most observers said she was finished and indeed it did look that way. Then,
early in 2007, i, 111n. began to happen and happen fast.
Few boats have come as close to destruction as Zobeide but it goes to
show just what a dedicated owner and two first-class shipwrights can do.
Had I not seen the transformation of this boat from a write-off to a i11. i I of
beauty for myself, I would find it hard to believe.
-I 111 II .I from the bottom up, and .11. ii. I the original plans found by
Miller in the Greenwich Maritime Museum, London, the hull planking was
removed and the covering-board lifted from the deck. The removal of the
covering-board I.. I the shipwrights to replace the boat's frames. Each
new laminated frame was slipped into the boat in one piece while the glue
was wet and then clamped into place. Later, when the hull was re planked,
the planking was attached to each individual frame by traditional copper
rivets and rooves. Hard work that requires patience and a skill not often
found in boatyards today.
The main structural timbers were also replaced 1, I,.i. i the stem,
forefoot, horn timber and floors. On my last visit to Zobeide, her new Sitka
Spruce spars were shining with varnish. All the work has been meticulous,
yet the final word lies with her new deck, which is a tribute to the
There is still work to be done on Zobeide's interior before she is ready, but
ready for what? I put the question to John Miller
"Were going to put a good crew .. 1 i, i and race on the classic circuit,"
he said, .I luI.i w ith I, 1, 1 1, 1 -I, ,'. I 1 ,-ii
All atSea's team cheers the I., 1i1*. i I of Zobeide and will follow her new
racing career with interest. Z
Gary 'Gaz' Brown has sailed thousands of miles in a hodge-podge of boats. His
wonderings include two single-handed Atlantic crossings and numerous off-shore
deliveries. A journalist and yachting commentator, Gary hosts the marine show
YachtBlast, which broadcasts twice a week on Island 92, 91.9 FM. St. Maarten.
58 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
ST. MARTI N/ST. MARTEN
A strong representation of the best sailors on the
island in very c(, 111i 111 i. conditions made the
Necol .i 111 February 9 & 10 an (i I i 1 1. ii. i
event on the Sint Maarten ,l,. I Calendar Frits
Bus and his team of Rien Korteknie and Garth
Steyn dominated on points, but right behind
them a high quality group of sailors competed
very closely. Second place went to the North Sails
team led by Ernst Looser with Andrea I I 1. ill
helming. Luc Knol took third from Bernard Sillem
after the latter lost a race by missing a buoy.
The winds for this event presented extreme
cil ii i.ii Whilst many regattas have their
winds described as "variable,' in this instance the
"variable" needs further elaboration. Wind speeds
varied from zero to 25 knots and i.ii,11i i I
is that this on many occasions occurred in
just a few seconds causing crews to have to
react very quickly or suffer broaches. This also
meant that in order to be competitive, crews
had to constantly adjust their trim to the rapid
The race was sponsored by
r Necol, the marine technology
company that is a i. Ii. I force
in the servicing of electronics on
S larger and smaller yachts. Principal
i-:') of Necol Andrew Rapleyalso served
as race officer for the event. At the
prize giving ceremony after the
event, winner Frits Bus expressed
the wish that the yacht club would
soon see the return of Lyn Rapley
to iil.ii who is off island for
,II. I took place off the airport runway
and returned to the St Maarten Yacht Club for
nourishment and social events. Ten teams sailed
ten identical one design boats and changed
boats twice during the event in order to create
the most "level playing field." The boats were
crewed by three or four persons. Race judge was
Simon Manley who heard a number of protests.
Submitted by Necol Regatta
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2 Ernst Looser/North Sails
3 Luc Knol/Coors Light
4 Bernard Sillem/PDG
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6 Rob Gilders/Quantum
7 Shag Morton/FKG -1.. -i,. I
8 Pete Grannetia/FKG Fabrication
9 Ruargh Findlay/Findlay Family
10 Ton Hooijmans/Necol Racing
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BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GREAUX I PHOTO BY ROSEMOND GREAUX
hen the ninth edition of the Transat
Ag2r sets sail on April 20, 2008 from
Concarneau in France, i, iii I
toward the Port of Gustavia in Saint Barth, one of
the identical Figaro Beneteau ill .. will have
a two-man crew from each of the two ports.
These two young sailors-each I 1 i111- I his
homeport-are '1.1 1i I Danet from Saint-Barth,
and Eric Peron from Concarneau, which is known
for the old 11 I city on an island in its bay. The
boat, the ConcarneauSaint Barth.
The idea came into being' I i -il. it Le Bris,
the mayor of Concarneau, and Michel Magras,
vice-presidentoftheOverseasC ..I ii ii o fSaint
Barthelemy, asked: "What if we combined our
efforts to give a chance to two young hopefuls
in open sea racing, one from Saint Barth and
one from Concarneau in the same boat?" From
this seed, the project was born, with Top Loc,
a car rental and boat charter owned by Arnaud
Grandclerc and Didier Greaux, 'i. 1 i,,,. I 50% of
the 1 i. iii. i required from Saint Barth6lemy, in
partnership with thee ..n ivity.
Before this project, the two young sailors
didn't know each other The first, 26 year-old Eric
Peron, is a sail maker and a regular on the Figaro
circuit who participated in the Transat Ag2r in
2004. The second, 22 year-old 'i. i I Danet, is a
professional skipper aboard Privilege 45 for Top
Loc; he will take part in this transatlantic race for
this first time. As of January, they began ,iiI i
.. I i, i- at the racing center in Port-la-Foret, in
Finistere, to train i. i 1 +I i .i guns"and learn
to navigate ..i ii i
For Danet, the temperature is one if the
biggest c( ill 11 I In mid-February he reported:
"Our first week of training.... took place under
blue, sunny skies (maximum 12C or 53F) and
with a wind from the east...between 5 and 25
knots... I have to say that with our boots, our
oilcloths, and hats, it's a big change from Pinel!"
The young sailors have ac ( I11 il 111 iN I routine:
"Every day we meet between 9-9:30 a.m... in the
racing center for a (..11 1i .- i ,. I ,i r
forecast, the daily schedule, looking at videos,
recap of positive and I .i ii points of each
team," explains Danet. Their day continues with
hard training, with the finish line in mind. It
will be sometime in early May-when their
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FROM JOLYON BYERLEY
Written in 1974 in Jerrems C. Hart and William T Stone's"A Cruising Guide to
the Caribbean and the Bahamas:"
When the Caribbean Islands burst il.., li, into the ,IIi1i. iii the Gods
in charge of the area must have had a pretty keen sailor on the board
of directors. On the whole, the islands stretch away to the south and an
amazing regular twenty miles apart and at a handy right angle to the
. 1 1i11 I trade winds. The lee coasts have an abundance of perfect harbours,
usually ii ii 11 inl placed at either end of the islands, and most of the
loose bits of rock which in the beginning must have splattered around, fell
into deep enough water not to be a nuisance.
The original inhabitants were the Arawaks, a band of peace-loving
layabouts whose main occupation must have been breaking their cooking
pots into a million pieces with a view to occupying the time of present
day archeologists. Nobody is too sure what sort of vessels the Arawaks
used for their early exploring of the sometimes rather rough passages. We
do know that the Caribs, a group of ferocious i ii I 1,1 with i,...i. 11., .. I
appetites, made long i' 11 canoes from logs of the gommier tree. I i.1. I
their cooking pots whole, they ate their way northwards as far as Haiti and
possibly Cuba, much to the consternation of the Arawaks.
Much later, when the British, French, Spanish and Dutch were i' 1I 111. I
i'.... i1 over the islands and blowing each others'heads off with cannon
balls the weight and consistency of my Aunty Mabel's Christmas *'. I. i. i.
the Caribs in their almost unsinkable canoes very nearly overcame the
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might of the European navies pitted i. i ii, i I, i Brave and skillful seam,
they easily outstripped the lumbering naval ships, .'IIin. i off incredil
feats of daring into the bargain.
On one occasion they i. I- 1 .I from Dominica to ,i' ii just east
El il I Harbour to a tiny hidden inlet now known as Indian Creek. Knocki
off a few dozing Redcoats, they kidnapped the Governor's good lady a
a dozen bottles of his favourite port, had dinner, and ,. I.1.11 .I back
Dominica. They obviously had other attributes, for when Her Ladyship v
rescued by All the ii i. Men, she was most reluctant to return, preferri
the wild mountain stronghold to the bright 1iii of, i. 1 ii i Carib cane
are still built in the islands of Dominica, Martinique and St Lucia.
Then, of course, there was the matter of Diamond Rock off Martiniq
In 1804, a party of British sailors garrisoned this almost sheer pinnacle ji
a mile off Martinique's south coast, and by lugging wacking great cannc
to the secure heights, completely disrupted French supplies. This i ll
party was eventually starved out and surrendered with full military honoi
after 18 months.
One evening many years ago, when we were young and stupid, Jo
Guthrie, Steph Trapner and myself, after partaking of the culinary wond,
of the Hotel Europe in Fort de France, decided to honour the Royal Navy
the occasion of the annual visit of the French training squadron. We wo(
fly a giant white British Naval ensign from the very top of the Rock! WI
a splendid idea. Just one more brandy and then to work! Back on Joh
lovely old iii ,. I trawler Pas de Loup, we fabricated a I I out of a bedshe
and a broken spar and, with piratical cunning, slipped quietly out of t
anchorage under cover of night.
As John had i 'iii,, i I his ship many years previously by dumping
huge old diesel over the side, it took several hours to work the 100-tonr
around the corner, but we pressed on and dropped the hook under t
Rock about midnight. One hour later, we were at the top which is cover
with cactus. We were cut to bits and stone cold sober, but our makes
-I i fluttered ,.. .' iII at the summit. W hat was il, Ii il.,,. i was that t
moon had fallen behind the Rock, it had started rain, the only way do\
had disappeared from view, and it rather looked as if Pas de Loup 600 ft
below was dragging off the bank and also in danger of ii 1.1- 11.1.
desperation, we plunged downwards and an hour before dawn were be
on the yacht.
With the II, Ii. ii the sparks began to fly. A fisherman reported t
great I i to the Gendarmes."Mon Dieu,' said the Gendarmes "c'est terriL
and they sent a detachment off to the Rock. After much II. il I abc
they couldn't find the way up. So they sent for a Mountain Rescue squ,
complete with rope ladders, ii '1 ..111i. i hooks, and anti snakebite seru
They did manage to find the way, but were robbed of the prize by a could
of Police helicopters that swooped on the I i just after dawn.
Meanwhile, between Fort de France, Paris, and London, cables flew at t
highest diplomatic levels. Most i, i ... III. ii the French Fleet was divert
around the northern end of the island, while back at the anchorai
, I 111 1, I in soft hats and rimless glasses began 1 11 .i I around the yacl
with nasty black notebooks. It all blew over eventually i,.. ., I. ii
Jol Byerley arrived in Antigua in 1957 to captain Commander Vernon Nicholsc
schooner Mollihawk. 2 years later he bought the first of his many own yachts, F
of Argyll. She was followed by the 73ft Alden gaff schooner Lord Jim. In 2004
was awarded a G.O.M. by the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda for Ic
service to yachting.
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The 16th Annual Budget Marine Valentine's
Regatta, held the weekend of February 16 and
17, saw 20 boats racing in four passes in perfect
weather on the outskirts of Five Islands Harbour
located next to Jolly Harbour Antigua. Jolly
Harbour Yacht Club once again hosted the event,
sponsored for the 16th year by Budget Marine
The most competitive class was clearly the Cruiser Racer
Class in which very close and mixed results produced an
unlikely winner for those who believe that races are won by
equipment and not by sailing skills.The 10-boat class included
many modern designs with carbon sails, carbon masts and the
But the class winner was a long keel boat with an
aluminum mast and sails past sell-by date made by a sail
maker who is not well known.The class and overall win of the
Rhodes Bounty 41 foot (27 foot waterline) Sunshine can only
be credited to the skill of the crew. Skipper Hans Lammers
repeated previous wins and was able to put his vintage boat
into groups that would be hardly considered likely to many.
Second in this class was Rick Gormley, sailing his Beneteau 38,
the modest sailor from Jolly Harbour with only a few years of
racing under his belt who was two points shy of the win.
If the results of this regatta bear universal truth, it would
suggest that you can win regattas with only a few years of
training whilst sailing an old boat with cheap sails. You could
Hans Lammers and the
crew of Sunshine, the
overall winners of
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althouQh ha.nrg Cften
been in high pC'irions'
irn irid,idual races The
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E. 0 o ,,,.an, 56s The cre'.,s
.. represented the [alenr of
Antigua (Stan Pearson/Neil Forrester) and the
talent of Guadeloupe (John Burnie). The local
crowd was delighted by the Antigua win, with
racing that was constantly close and never
In the Racing Two class, Likkle Hugo (1720)
won over Bernie Wong (Mumm 30) and Sven
Harder (Flying Tiger). In the Cruising class, Colin
Jones took the honours over David Milner and
Miramar.This fleet was constantly in close combat
so that the racing never got dull.
The event was blessed by perfect weather
in the usual flat water of the west of the island.
Three races were run on each day giving a total
of six to count. All races were windward-leeward
with an offset buoy. Race officer Stephen Parry
from the Solent directed the racing and Will
Rudd would have done the protests if there had
been any. Brian Turton, Commodore of the Jolly
Harbour Yacht Club, led an onshore events team
that produced lively parties.
At the prize giving, Sponsor spokesman
Robbie Ferron explained how Budget Marine was
particularly enthused to sponsor racing which
was constantly interesting, challenging, and still
easily-manageable for Caribbean sailors. -&
Report and photos courtesy of Budget Marine
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A full range
ANTIGUA DRAGON CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Harmony Hall Yacht Club Offto a Flying Start
REPORT SUBMITTED BY JOHN DUFFY
A i'.I' i. newest yacht club at
Harmony Hall, Brown's Bay, was
host to the ,ii. '," ,, National Dragon
Championships held the weekend of
February 2 and 3, 2008.
Owner of Harmony Hall, who is also
owner of 1.III, Yacht Club Marina,
Carlo Falcone invested in a fleet of classic
Dragon racing yachts. The Dragon is a
Bermudan rigged II-... with long
overhangs and a short coach roof with
The first Dragon was built in 1928
and the dimensions, which remain the
same today, were LOA 29 foot, LWL 18'8',
beam 6'6 and a draught of 4 footwith an
i. i ill weight of 3,750 Ibs. The Dragon
quickly became very popular, spread
il..1 '. i1i.. 11 the Scandinavian countries,
and soon reached Germany and Britain. Anyone 1i, 1. i into Cowes, Isle of Wight, could not have failed
to notice the large fleet of classic Dragons moored adjacent to the fairway.
In the 1980's GRP Dragons began to be built and it is this more modern Dragon which comprises
the fleet at Harmony Hall. It is Carlo Falcone's intention to make Harmony Hall Yacht Club one of the
venues on the Dragons'international racing circuit.
Seven yachts took part in the 1ii. -i ii National Dragon Championships, six owned by Harmony
Hall Yacht Club and chartered to competitors and one owned by international championship Dragon
sailor, Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen. Each yacht is raced with a helm and two crew, and comments
abounded about the amount of'string'from those not too familiar with the Dragon.
After a practice day on Friday, racing started in earnest on Saturday with five races over windward/
leeward courses with an upwind gate. A choppy sea and wind I~ iI 1 I to 20+ knots made for some
ii i i. I 11111 particularly on the downwind legs under spinnaker where quite a bit of rocking and
. .i, I could be observed.
Despite his championship status, Hoj-Jensen managed to gain a last place in the first race and was
lucky enough to be able to use this result as a discard. He never made the same mistake again, taking
three firsts and a second in the day's remaining races.
Competition between Carlo Falcone and Mark Fitzgerald, normally more at home 1iIII i the
Farr-designed 115 foot Sojana, was fierce and the battle for second place intense. An accidental
swim by Falcone during one of the races, causing him to lose several positions, only served to
increase the competition.
No less intense was competition between Karl James of iii,., Yacht Club-also iiii i I
Olympic 1iliI I representative-and Sven Harder of, ii' ', ii Yacht Club.
Going into day two, first place seemed to be wrapped up by Hoj-Jensen i i ,..i ili a mathematical
upset was possible if Falcone or Fitzgerald were to do well in the final two races with Hoj-Jensen doing
i. II As it turned out, honours were almost even with Hoj-Jensen I 1 1ii i a first and a fourth, Falcone
a fifth and a first and Fitzgerald a fourth and a fifth, the fifth being his discard.
li11 i conditions were even more severe on the second day with winds i, i i at over 25 knots.
In the interests of safety, spinnakers were banned from the downwind legs. In all races a spreader
mark had been placed adjacent to the windward mark to separate yachts as they commenced their
downwind legs. With the spreader mark on the second day several hundred yards from the windward
mark, this short leg, in the windy conditions, became an i 1 i11. i shy reach.
A breakage to one of the yachts caused a
delay between the two races whilst a spare
block was rushed out from the yacht club.
Unfortunately, this was not the only breakage of
the day. Li i. I the final race, Sven Harder, the
only yacht to beat up the left hand side of the
course by which he gained an advantage, was
still i. i I on the final downwind leg when he
also had a block break. Falcone overtook Harder
to earn himself first in the race and second place
(. i il, dropping Harder into second in the race
and fifth i 1 II behind Karl James.
On the last leg of this final race, James
managed to claw himself from fifth to third
securing himself a fourth i. 1 i1 Mark Fitzgerald
held onto his i. II third place, with Ashley
Rhodes of A & A -.1. i iii coming in sixth and
Cowles Fuller in the final spot.
Harmony Hall Yacht Club ,, i11
entertained the competitors and plans to
lay on more Dragon racing ,1 II.iIm.i some
international championships. &
A N T I G U A
There are not many classic yachts with
outright wins in both the 1I.i i Classic and
iiI.i Week Regattas, but Sunshine 11 11,
outshone her rivals in her class in both events
in 2007. Owner and skipper Hans Lammers
has been highly successful over the years in
various Caribbean regattas; last year was the
Sunshine is a 41 ft classic sloop, built in 1958
by Aero Marine in Sausalito, California. Designed
by Philip Rhodes, this Bounty II was the first
large production 1i. '.iii ,- ill -I ever built.
( 'i 1 i 11i. 1 known as Fifties Girl, she was owned by
Warren Stryker for 32 years, who lived aboard her
for 22 of these. He sailed her to the Virgin Islands
27 years ago, where she became a popular
sight in St. Thomas.
In late 2005, she caught the eye of Hans
Lammers and Stryker's sights were then
concentrated on his Hunter 54 Botox Barbie,
which won the 2006 St. Barths New Year's Eve
Round-the-Island-Race. Lammers sailed Fifties
Girl to her new home in .ii ,, i and re-named
her Sunshine, the second member of his family to
be .. ,II, named as such.
Lammers has a knack for 1 inii. i successful
competitive boats and Sunshine's classic lines
and versatility appealed to him. Stryker had
lived aboard comfortably and Lammers decided
to do the same for a short time, whilst ii i Ii
his fiercely competitive spirit by 'i i,111
entering her in the Heineken Regatta in St.
Maarten and the, ,,ii. I Classic Yacht Regatta
and, ii.' il i I li1 Weekfor twoyears running.
In 2006, Sunshine won 1st in her class in the
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, 1st in class
in 1,II. 1 Classic Yacht Regatta and 2nd in
class in ni.n l iii, .i1 Week, among
numerous other awards.
In April 2007 Sunshine swept the board in
, ,,i I winning not only her own cruising class
in, i ,iiii i Week, but '- ili every boat
in the B Division. She thus also achieved the
Best Caribbean Boat, Best ii. 1.1 ii Boat, Best
Classic, etc. (a total of 7 trophies). In the, I i 1.,
Classic Yacht III she won her class and
achieved the 2nd best corrected time i. i11i
giving her remarkable results in all three .1 i, .
for two years running -not bad for a 50-year old
long-keel ill... iii
Lammers' love of ,iii, i in the Caribbean
began in 1976, when he crossed the Atlantic
on a German yawl. His first boat was the 30 ft
Corsair, built in the Grenadines. She was so low to
the water, she would be swamped when ,iI. I
downwind and Lammers ended up in ,' .,I I
instead of St. Maarten, his original destination.
He settled in 1iII.i I permanently in 1979
with Circe, a 57 ft Herreshoff i. ..i II. He then
acquired Morva, a 56 ft Alfred Milne classic
which he bought in a bar in Ei'iii II Harbour
called the Red Snapper -now better known as
Abracadabra. Morva was eventually exchanged
boat for boat for the 1910 Herreshoff schooner
Queen Mob. Lammers changed her name back
to the original Vagrant. Vagrantwas dismasted in
1984and was subsequently bought and restored
by Peter de Savary, and became the mother ship
for the Americas Cup Victory C 1 ll i i
Lammers moved ashore in -.ii I in 1985,
having bought the Camper and Nicholson 55
Rumours, with which he later started a charter
business. He managed Sun Yacht Charters
at Crabbs Marina for a time, chartered the
catamaran Wizard out of Pineapple Beach
Resort and managed the marine department at
Jumby Bay Resort before taking a five-year lease
jointly with fellow-sailor Geoffrey Pidduck on
the new Jolly Harbour Marina. He and Pidduck
set up and developed this into a successful
business from scratch, so when the lease came
up for renewal, Dr. Erhart, then-owner of Jolly
Harbour, took it back in order to operate the
i,.i i. i marina himself
Aftera couple other minor ventures, Lammers
went back to the sea on board a private ,iii. i
yacht that he and his wife Kathy captained
for the next six years. However, this did not
stop the two from racing in various Caribbean
regattas whenever they could-in fact, it is quite
possible that Lammers has won the most class
wins in the various boats he has sailed since
,I Ii'. 1 1ili I Week started! He won on Coqui,
a New York 10 m, Morva, Rumours, twice on
Stargazer, Budget Nautique (also a winner in the
Heineken 1 i, in 2000, ,, 1. iii,. i the Cruising
Division (. ii.n on the 6 m Trouble and then
on Sunshine last year
This year Sunshine is -111 ii. i| i in the St.
Maarten Heineken Regatta, the, ii.ii i Classic
Yacht Regatta and ,iii, i Week-very likely for
the last time.
Surprised at this note of finality, I asked
Lammers why. He admitted to having a yearning
for -i. 11i,,,. I bigger, perhaps over 50 ft, with
spacious cabins so that he can both live aboard
and charter comfortably. So Sunshine may well
be up for grabs for some lucky buyer in the
near future! Any offers?
However, I am sure this does not mean the
end of racing for Lammers. His blood is ii ill I
with the racing spirit and he will surely turn up in
Caribbean regattas in the seasons to come.
Biologist and former Eurocrat Gilly Gobinet took up
permanent residence on Antigua in the Caribbean
in 1984. She has been painting and writing-and
sailing-ever since. Her work can be seen at
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FORT NAPOLEON Guardian of Guadeloupe Waters
I LOVE GUADELOUPE each time I visit
I discover a new source of wonder and ii ii'.I, On our
recent return to Venezuela we made our customary stop, ..
anchoring in Isle de Saintes where we usually do because of ,
its accessibility and charm. iiI...,. ii I have made a dozen
visits to this island, I had never visited Fort Napoleon and the
gardens housed there. The fort, which has five magazines
and sits atop Isle de Sainte's highest hill, is prominently
1. 1, i I on the island's coat of arms along with an iguana,
many of which are seen scurrying up the ramparts to the
'il ii n i., them selves.
Fort Napoleon was built over a century ago by the French
and is considered a historical oddity because it was built rf:ii.:n:
for purposes of war; however no one has ever fired a shot
either"at it or from it" Still, it." has been in full use since its erection for a number of communal and
island events-just never for a war There were famous 17th and 18th century battles involving Les
Saintes, and there are mementos on exhibit as to that fact, but the fort's museum c.. II 1 .i of 250
modern ii n. i. contains not a single one with a military theme. Of course, in my opinion, knowing
that soldiers were not held here, or tortured by the various means used in those days, made the
i11,.i111. i1. I vibes much more pleasant and exacted happy visits from the many tourists and school
children who were there the day I visited.
In a taxi to the fort, I passed dozens of trudging, uniformed school children along the way.
Approximately 18 years ago, different volunteer groups started restoring the fort so that it is now well
attended, manned, -ii ,..i. i in constant repair, and is a wonderful pointof interest. I had been told that
it was only open from nine a.m. to noon so I was there bright and early, loaded with cameras and gear
The views, from almost any point of the fort itself, are a photographer's dream. Flowering cactus
gardens 1', II.. 11. iii i the fort, among the most exotic and best maintained in all of the Caribbean,
are located within the five magazines with a printed guide available in El,. i I, Directly across the
bay, at the top of Islet a Cabrit, sit the ruins of another French fort, those of Fort Josephine, named
for Napoleon's first wife who was born 120 miles
south on the French island of Martinique.
By terms of the Treaty of Amiens of 1800,
Great Britain returned ownership of the islands
of Martinique and Guadeloupe to the French.
Napoleon I (Bonaparte) had just declared himself
Emperor and it meant a great deal to him, and to
his armies, that he once again had a viable force
in the Caribbean.
Throughout the museum section of the fort
there are pictures, maps and drawings, as well
as historical articles 11 i .i to the history of
the period. My only complaint was that the
tours, quite ,1ii' i1l, were in French so I was
not able to take advantage of them or engage
in personal conversation with the volunteer
workers. However, the huge tabletop model of
the fort was most 1~,i i im.i L- H .' iii,, as more
and more cruisers visit this area, El,. i II will be
offered as a guide choice. I suggested having a
taped tour in El i, Ii just as they do in major art
We love Isle de Saintes and i. ... il our
numerous visits now have many friends there. It
is a wonderful island with warm hospitality and
I suggest a visit to both the island-and to Fort
Napoleon-when you are in the area. -&
Nancy Terrell is a freelance writer who has lived in the
Caribbean for 22 years. She holds an MA Degree in
Literature and is currentlycruising on her trawler, Swan
Song, throughout the Caribbean.
68 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
3rd Annual Martinique Carnival Regatta
BY GAELLE BOURDAIS, TRANSLATED BY NICK MARSHALL PHOTOS BY LOUIS PIERRE BOURDAIS
For the third consecutive year, the Club Nautique Le Neptune du Lamentin
organized the Carnival Regatta. With 33 boats registered from Martinique,
Barbados, Trinidad and Guadeloupe, this test showed the importance it is
gradually taking in the Caribbean, with an ambitious program that linked
nautical and carnivalesque activities.There were exciting evenings with a parade
at Anses d'Arlet on Saturday evening, a DJ night on Sunday, and performances
from the Ponton du Bakoua on Friday and Monday. It should be remembered
that on the Monday, as Carnival requires, the participants were in disguise. -,-
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The winning boat in the Racing Class was the
Melges 24 'Caraibes Greement, which was small
but immensely competent in the .i1 il 1 Owner
Philippe Leconte described the history of the
boat with enthusiasm:"I '.. .,i iii II. boat second
hand 11 years ago, and got it back into shape
with a small budget, i, IIl.im-.i second-hand
sails"' Leconte arrived in Martinique after a mini
transatlantic, and set up the ci, i,.II i, 'Caraibe
Greement.'The Melges 24 is almost part of the
business, since the crew al i 1 i i .. is made up of
Leconte and his employees (even i .. 1ll, some
have never ,I I, this allows him to build a crew
and develop certain qualities and skills.
During the days at the Carnival Regatta,
competitors encountered large showers with
strong winds and abundant rain, making ii '.I 1
difficult and very technical. Luckily, Monday was
calmer with a return of the sunshine. After their
domination on Saturday, the Martinique crews
, 111, left any chance to their opponents. If
Philippe Leconte and Jean Christian Socias on
Chapla (Edel 5) were untouchable in wrapping
up the -. i,. i places, the victory of Nicolas Gillet
on Clipper Ship (Surprise) was less easy, since his
runner up, Gerard Corlay on GFA Caraibes, battled
until the very end to get onto the podium, but
despite his victory in the last race, had to be
content with second spot.
Behind the winners in this third edition, the
competition was no less hot, which ill. I for
some 11,ii11i111 legs. On Monday, while the
boats made their final adjustments to cross the
finish line and dock at the Ponton du Bakoua,
the sight of the multicolored spinnakers was
a beautiful sight.
Worthy of note in this edition was the yacht
Kamikaz and its youthful crew (under 20 yrs),
who were still liiI,. i with the same re-stitched
spinnaker from last year!
This show, however, organized by Yves
Michel Daunar, would not be what it is without
the three days of festival that accompany it. The
( 1I, 1 i. i is to reunite carnival and sport, which
the organizers manage to do perfectly. The
procession at Anses d'Arlet on Saturday nights is
a success, with the inhabitants of Arlet and crews
joining ... I ii to jump up in the streets. The
Carnival Regatta perfectly fulfilled its role and
was respected until the very end. On the second
evening, the DJ at the Ponton brought ... 1 i i I
some 300 people in a festive atmosphere. Many
will remember these evenings for a long time,
even if the next day the departures were a little
too early for their taste. E i i 11 I wrapped up
with an awards ceremony in the same spirit.
1111 iI, 11 ii i, i werethus brought ..i ii,
for the 4th edition, which will hope for an even
greater Caribbean participation. "I would like to
be able to propose to outside crews the discovery
of the richness of our waters,' admits Yves-Michel
Daunar, who wants to get greater numbers out on
the water, particularly in ih ii 11
Next year's regatta will take place the 21 23
February 2009. Come next year to enjoy one of
the most joyful -1 ill i. of the Caribbean. The
door is always open to all nationalities. -
APRIL 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 69
BY GAELLE BOURDAIS, TRANSLATED BY NICK MARSHALL | PHOTOS BY LOUIS PIERRE BOURDAIS
Organized by the Club Nautique de Shoelcher (CNS), the week began with
a Friday night opening ceremony, hosted by the Deputy Mayor of Shoelcher,
Alfred Almont, and presented by the President of the CNS Alain de Chavigny,
who said:"This year again, you have come from France and numerous Caribbean
countries to compete i .. i ii and faithfully with our sailors. It is with great joy
that we welcome you. Fair winds and fair seas. May the best man win!" But the
attention of the young sailors was at its peak during the Salsa and traditional
dance performance, by a group of young 'Lyceens'!
A hundred participants took part in a great test of strong-wind ii.I 1 with
classes divided into Optimist, Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Sunfish,
Catamaran, and' II. i 11ii1 i in Formula' i i ', ii i i and Bic 293D. Many sailors
came from outside Martinique, i, Il i. III. I Guadeloupe, Cuba, Barbados, St Lucia,
Trinidad, St Barths, and even Guyana and metropolitan France.
Favorites at the start were some II I ,.. i local names: Tristal Leclerc (World
Champion in Formula Experience Windsurf, 2007), Sebastien Bourdais (World
Vice Champion 2007), Wilson C .ii.i ii., and Morane Demont among the girls,
and Jean-Sebastien Luchel in the BIC 293; Emmanuel Descas in Optimist, Nicolas
Rendu in Laser Standard, Eliot Merceron in Laser Radial.
From Guadeloupe, HugoTellier and Tristan Algret in BIC, Noemie Leger for the
girls, Antoine Lefort in Optimist. Guadeloupe was in fact well represented with
30 sailors coming over. One can only admire their performance, too, bearing in
mind the difficulty of 1I I., *iiii. I all the craft and equipment behind a large
Among the highest national ranked sailors were Mathias Derrien (8th in the
European Optimist Championships 2007), Pierre de Charry (2nd in French Optimist
Championships 2007), and Thanh Bouvet (Vice Champion France 2007).
On Saturday, the last sailors signed up and had their measurements taken,
but it was already raining hard and the east/northeasterly wind looked to be
ii ii,. i, ,ii,.i for the afternoon. Organizers and competitors scrutinized the
horizon as if their actions might change the wind gods.
Finally, at 2 p.m., the windsurfers and catamarans left in difficult conditions,
with strong gusts, launching themselves into three legs of the course, of which
two were in 20 to 25 knots, the last in 15-20-irregular, 'Iill ii. i wind
conditions and squalls that brought gusts up to 30 knots. This first day
was a physical one that shook up some of the competitors.
On Sunday, the wind ii i,.Ii, I to 25 knots with gusts up to 30
and a choppy sea. The first race was not started until 10 a.m., when the
I' 11i I' i rful.Onlythemostintrepidcoulddealwiththeconditions
and many abandoned.
On Monday, the wind was more favorable with fewer showers.Three
legs could be run in the iih.ii, classes, four in the catamaran and
windsurfer classes. The leader board was well contested in all.
On Tuesday, it was a return to previous conditions, with huge squalls
and wind blowing at 36 knots, enough to capsize the committee boat.
It was immediately decided to return to the shelter of the coast for the
safety of all and to rest, since four days of competition in wind of 15 to
30 knots with large sails had left many exhausted: 11 m2 on a Formula
Windsurfer in 25 knots is a rare sight.
By the end of the ,iI i week, the competitors were satisfied with
their .1. 1 1 i ,i -i bytheCNS. 12 races wereorganized despite conditions
on the water, even i .1. I.il it was not always possible to sail calmly
which forced many Optimist and iii -. ii, competitors to withdraw. But
the atmosphere was there, and some worthwhile friendships made
with sailors of other nationalities.
Thanks to the partners without whom the week would not be
possible: the town of Shoelcher, regional and general council of
Martinique, DDJS, Tourism Committee, Kiwanis Club, ,iii,,. i league, and
The next edition will be the 20th and organizers hope for
the maximum possible entry, perhaps even from the US islands?
For information, contact the Cercle Nautique de Shoelcher:
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Two dredging machines and a number of barges are among numerous
pieces of heavy equipment currently engaged in dredging and demolition
of the old docks at the marina. Another dredge was scheduled to arrive
at the site in March, when .iiii.11. i i i boats from entering the
marina began to be enforced.
The project is being undertaken by Island Global i ,i,,. i (IGY) which
purchased the marina at the beginning of 2007 and is ii .. i i1,. i the facility
to bring it on par with others operated by the company in the Caribbean
Said Rodney Bay General Manager Cuthbert Didier,"There will be times
set when boats can enter or leave the marina, for safety reasons. In the
marina basin itself we will restrict the ill. ,. -of boats to be anchored
or moored there because this area will be off limits as part of the safety
measures required for the operation to continue" Didier said there would
be no restrictions on residents who would be free to move in and out while the channel is open.
"During the time when the channel will be dredged there will be alerts put out to people that there
are restrictions. But there will always be a channel open to allow residents and people with boats to
move about their business. Those restrictions would continue i,,.., i to August 2009.'
A -. I to Didier, the dredging will be to depths of between eight and 15 feet so that the marina
can accommodate boats of different sizes. He said one dock will be iii i11, for mega yachts, which
can be as much as 240 feet long with exceptional draft, therefore r, ii. i additional depth to get
'i.. i.I Dredging is being undertaken by a local company contracted to C.O. Williams (St. Lucia)
Limited which is the general contractor for the project.
Didier praised the part being played by the Port Police and the St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority
(SLASPA) in 111. iiii,- I and making sure that people do not anchor in the marina while the works are
proc h i. i "Their participation has been most welcome by IGY and The Rodney Bay company,"he said.
Martin Lucas, IGY's Vice President Customer Service said that side by side with the construction
works will be attempts to improve the water quality in the marina."Our engineers, our due iiii.i i -
people, and our marine environmentalist will come in and study this piece of water and then give us
the best layout that that body of 1 i ll take'
Lucas emphasized tat the Marina would be staying in business while the work progressed..
"Because we have the cl, I -i i of being ready for ARC this year we're not .ii in. i people out of
the marina who need slips. We have looked
at our traditional occupancy rates and we
determined that usually around February we are
at 80 percent occupancy. That means that we
can start by taking out take 20 percent of our
slips and prepare for the new mega yacht dock.
So our Development arm will work with our
Operations Division and as our monthly averages
allow them to take out more docks, they will do
so. That way we will keep our customers happy
and not put anybody out'
Lucas said the construction of the new docks
should be completed by December this year, in
time for ARC. -
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Returning Home to
Grenada's Yachting Industry
BY DANNY DONELAN
Moving back to Grenada, my home, was one of the most frightening
and pivotal moves in my life. Here I was, living in Antigua for over
four years where I had friends and an interesting job at a large
sailing hotel where I could sail and windsurf as much as I wanted.
I was into racing bicycles and enjoyed success riding around the
Caribbean-with a nickname (Curly Locks). Yep, I had long, curly hair
and the guys on the bikes decided that was to be my riding name.
One day I got a call from my father (Mop-head -yep, he had the long, curly, crazy hair as well).
"Danny, you have to move back home, the most amazing job has just been publicized in the
papers and I think it's right up your alley"
"Mops, boy, I enjoying life up here right now, I getting to sail with Bernie Wong and Jason on
a regular basis, I have a million very cool friends, and I don't owe anybody anything." To make
a long story short, within a month, I was heading back home to the Land of Spice to become
Cruising and Yachting Officer for the Grenada Board of Tourism.
I saw that the island had a thriving cruise industry but the yachting section was lacking a
little. To learn from those in the know, I met with people that make a difference in this sector:
Laura Fletcher, President of the Marine and yachting Association of Grenada (MAYAG), Ray
Donald (Customs), ASP Prince illi ii.. ii. i.' Ian Evans (Grenada Ports Authority), James Pascal
(Horizon Yacht Charters) and others.
I realized straight away that each of them was willing to work really hard to make a difference
in the yachting community. This small group was able to push through the one page customs
clearance form that was on the cards for many years and finally show some of the policy-makers
that yachting was going to be the way forward for Grenada.
With its indented coastline, great winds, II 1, boat yards and marinas-and a very
strong history of seamanship-Grenada was on the verge of something big in the yachting
sector. In walked Mr. Peter de Savary (PDS as he is known by all) who started construction on a
US$500 million marina and development project, Port Louis.
I had a few meetings with the Port Louis people and, next thing I knew, I was offered a job.
Though I was leaving one that I loved and where I think I left a little mark and ..i. 1i,1, helped
make a difference, I started working with Port Louis on December 1st 2006.
I spent a year when I first moved back home trying to get the wrecks in Grenada's Lagoon
moved out as they were an environmental hazard and eye-sore. My first task at Port Louis was
to make sure all the wrecks were moved out of the Lagoon and sunk as artificial dive sites.
I sometimes seriously cannot believe some of the things I get to do in this job. Here I am,
on a wreck being towed out past the Stadium, heading over to one of our national marine
parks to sink this eye-sore. I see the guys
pounding the hull with large cast iron rods
and you know I have to jump in and be a part
of it. Water is pouring through the holes in
the deck and it's up to our knees before we
decide its time to jump ship. We sit there and
watch as she goes down. I have since been
back diving on her and I must say that she
looks a lot more romantic under the water
where she has already formed a home for
hundreds of fish.
The best part of my job working for
Port Louis entails going to international
and regional boat shows and regattas
Fort Lauderdale, St. Barths for the Bucket,
Mallorca for the Superyacht Cup or Antigua
for the Classic or Sailing Week or the Charter
Show. At these events, I talk, talk, talk...
about Grenada, Port Louis, our people, our
food, our festivals, our mountains, and our
way of life.
My father was an artist and he was always
able to paint the most amazing pictures. I
unfortunately, never had that skill. What I
hope that I have been able to do, though,
is paint a picture of this vision that we
have for yachting in Grenada and what this
development will bring to the island.
I have seen a lot of this vision already
bought to reality...wrecks and hundreds of
tons of scrap metal are removed from the
marina and an eyesore is becoming one of
the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean.
Last December, I saw Maltese Falcon berth at
Port Louis. The Victory Bar was never as busy
as she was on those few days that the Maltese
Falcon was moored on our docks-everyone
was coming for a beer just out of curiosity for
this amazing vessel.
Recently, I have seen Camper & Nicholsons
Marinas (C&NM), one of the most experienced
marina operators in the world, come in and
buy the Port Louis marina and village. This
company has been around since 1782. To me
this means serious business...that Grenada is
looking at becoming "one of the places to be
I have seen more and more yachts starting
charters in St. Martin and Antigua, making
Grenada their final destinations, then flipping
around and starting new charters. We have
good customs and immigration officers
and, with two very good yards and a host
of marinas being developed, the island is
definitely going to see an increase.
When I was on the plane leaving Antigua, I
was completely freaked out that I was making
a huge mistake by leaving my comfort zone
in Antigua and heading home. Now, I think
it is the best decision I ever made-to come
back when Grenada was rebuilding. I cannot
wait to see what happens next. -
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Trinidad Young People
Clean up at Schoelcher Week
Trinidad dominated the Laser and Optimist
Classes at the 19th Sailing Sailing week of
Schoelcher Pan American Championship, return
ing home with six medals, including two golds
from four classes entered.
Rain showers and gusts of almost 20 knots
greeted the sailors to the event on a daily basis.
The racing course was set near the land, making
for some difficult shifts and gusts throughout
the event, but this did not affect the excellent
performance by the Trinidad team.
Wesley Scott consistently scored top three
finishes in the Optimist class to finish third in a
high quality fleet of 65 boats. Derek Poon Tip
made the podium in third place in the under 12
category after sailing a very successful regatta.
Matthew Scott and Anthony Alkins took turns at
winning races at the front of the Laser 4.7 class
as they both pulled out an unassailable lead over
the chasing 21 boat fleet, Scott eventually taking
the event from Alkins with a race to spare.
Team T&T during the prize giving ceremony
It was a similar story at the front of the Laser
Radial class where the Leighton brothers (Stuart
and James) regularly exchanged positions at
the front before Stuart took the title with a race
to spare. James left his charge for the second
spot on the podium late by winning the last
race and Elliot of Martinique unable to finish
higher than fourth due to Stuart holding him
back. This allowed the Leightons to take a 1,2 on
the podium, with Aaron Barcant in fifth having
suffered gear failure all week.
Report and photographs courtesy of Esther van
Santen, Senior Administrative Coach, Trinidad and
Tobago Youth Sailing School
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The Riggi in1 MCB's general manager Chicu Capriles and PR lady
Caroline Sluis-Gibbs hosted the media trip on the ship
A BIRD'S VIEW OF A DUTCH NAVY FRIGATE:
On the eighth of February, the Dutch
Royal Navy ship HNLMS Van Galen
ceremonially entered the harbour of
Curacao for a five month stay in the
Caribbean, based in Cura;ao.
The 1994-commissioned M (Multi purpose)
frigate is the seventh in the Karel Doorman
Class. M frigates are built and equipped for anti-
submarine, anti-air and surface warfare roles, but
in the Caribbean, the ship's tasks mainly imply
anti-drug operations in cooperation with the
Coast Guard of the Netherlands Antilles and
Aruba, and search and rescue tasks at sea. The
frigate also provides humanitarian assistance
in case of emergency like hurricanes and other
catastrophes and disasters.
For anti-drug action outside the territorial
waters Van Galen deploys a US Coast Guard's Law
Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) on board.
Before leaving the Dutch homeport Den Helder,
the 136 crew exercised an extensive work up
program for the anti-drug operations and also for
nuclear, biological and chemical protection and
damage control (NBCD). In the UK, Van Galen
participated in an intensive disaster exercise.
The ship carries one AgustaWestland Lynx
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
SH-14D helicopter, which is able to land on the
ship's heli platform on the aft deck at rough seas.
The Lynx is a multi-role helicopter. It can operate
from both shore and ship. The Lynx can also
carry out so-called "boardings" whereby it swiftly
lowers a team of specialists onto a suspect ship
in order to search it. In this manner, it can play an
important role in rescuing people from the sea
and in medical evacuations. It can be brought into
action for reconnaissance purposes far ahead of
the ship, thus broadening the ship's horizon.
I was granted the unique opportunity to join
the crew in the "Pink Panther" Lynx helicopter
when the Van Galen passed the harbour
breakwaters and ceremonially entered the St
Anna Bay. The presence of the beautiful cruise
ship the Queen Mary2 at Curacao's megapier was
a lucky coincidence.
HNLMS Van Galen started her last term in the
West this February. As per November 2009 she'll
enter service in new owners, the Belgian Navy. -4
76 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
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MCB (Maduro & Curiel's Bank) organized
a trip on the clipper StadAmsterdam
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the local media. General manager Lionel -Chicu-
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radio makers, journalists and photographers on
board for a five hour sunset trip to the western
part of the island. After the visit to Curacao, Stad
Amsterdam continued her Caribbean journey
to Santo Domingo where she arrived a full day
too early, using the extra time doing some
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In the last year of their college time, local PSC students face the ultimate challenge. They
have to organize a sports event for the local community in which they show their ability to
combine skills learned at school. Tirza was there when two sailing friends organized their
sailing race for yachts last year. Being a sailor since she was able to walk, it was obvious
that her final school project would be a similar one. When she discovered that Windsurfing
Curagao wanted to organize a freestyle competition, but had not yet because of a lack of
time, she seized the opportunity with both hands, found two fellow students willing to
accomplish the job together, and started preparations.
While all students in Curacao enjoyed a full week off because of the Carnival festivities, the Three T's set
to work at full tilt to be able to present a perfect windsurfing event at the end of that week.
Soon contacts were laid with the owners of Windsurfing Curacao who (ji II, gave permission
and their cooperation for the event. Sponsors were found for drinks, presents and prizes for the
participants, and judges were appointed among them Chris ill .11 I who was one of last year's
organizing students. Stopwatches were snapped up, the famous DJ Paco was found willing to
provide the music for a ii i- I, price, shopping was done for the barbeque, and parents were asked
for assistance in the background.
All three were amazed and pleasantly surprised with the large number of participants. Fifty four
minute heats were needed to give all 35 competitors in the beginners, intermediate, and advanced class
the chance to qualify for the finals in a double elimination. The Three T's set up a tight schedule, aiming
for the prize giving ceremony at five p.m. sharp, saving enough daylight time for the barbeque.
It was wonderful to see how accurate and self assured the teens acquitted themselves of their
jobs. While Tirza i... II I the stopwatch, Thomas raised and lowered the green and red flags, and
Tara filled in the results on the score board. All procedures went so smoothly that it looked like they
had done it many times before.
The ambiance on the beach, which was just
completed with new white sand, was great. In
between the start and finish signals, Ingmar's
voice could be heard, naming all moves, tricks
and jumps of the competitors and offering
multilingual encouragement for all participants.
It was a pleasure to see how much these
youngsters improved their freestyle skills in only
the two years since Windsurfing CuraCao has
been training them.
F( .I. Ij the famous windsurfers of the
neighboring island of Bonaire, the CuraCao
sailors are catching up and showing better
results every time.
Nevertheless, it was a Bonairean who won
the competition at the end of the day. It so
happens that Choko Frans, the youngest of the
famous Frans brothers of Bonaire, temporarily
lives in Curacao to study. Although he missed
the first heat, thus being forced to do all heats in
the double elimination, he took the win all the
time and even managed to beat Windsurfing
Curacao's Ingmar twice in the double finals.
At the prize giving ceremony Tirza II,. II I
the microphone as if she had done it a
hundred times before, praising all winners and
encouraging all others.
All can look back on a great and well
organized event that might get a sequel if the
organizers will stay on the island. And of that,
one can never be sure if graduating students are
involved. They might leave to study in Holland
or America. Maybe other students can take
over next year? As long as Peter Stuyvesant
C..I j continues this final exam requirement,
all possibilities are open. -A
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A letter from Aruba in early February tells us preparations for Aruba Hi-Winds 2008-the 22nd edition
of the annual windsurfing and kiteboarding competition-are in full swing. The event will take place
from July 2-July 7 at the famous Fisherman's Huts.
"The Aruba Hi-Winds has become one of the oldest surf events all over the world and is one of the
biggest water sports events of the Caribbean," organizer Willem de Vries states. There will be different
disciplines for windsurfing and kite boarding, alternating with several side events and spectacular
Hi winds Aruba 2008
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
beach parties. As always, Aruba Hi-Winds means
the combination of great races and great fun.
The success of the past few years is expected
to bring more international participants, more
spectators, and an even greater atmosphere. A
large group of Windsurfing Curagao is planning
and preparing for the trip to the neighboring
island to participate, and they look forward to
the new discipline that will be introduced.
Windsurfers will compete in down-wind
slalom, long distance races, and freestyle
competition. Kite boarders will compete in best
trick and air time contests, long distance, and a
new special discipline. More information will be
published soon. On the website, www.hiwinds-
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MARIA ESTHER GALBAN
THE SEA IN SCULPTURE
BY NANCY TERRELL
One of the most interesting aspects of cruising is learning about the art forms of
other cultures and how they relate to the sea. Maria Esther Galban is just such an
artist; her relationship with the sea provides the focus and inspiration for many of
her designs and sculptures in clay, as ceramics and pottery, or in glass and enamel
as earrings and necklaces.
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Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Maria attended private schools in
Puerto la Cruz. On her mother's side there were artist musicians;
she received her love of the water from the family home located
across from the sea in front of Isla de Plata, a village with three
communal boats for children to use. At 17 she was sent to a private
school in England to learn English. In the mid 70s Maria studied at the
University of Zulia, in the western part of Venezuela, where there was
a bilingual pre-school with children of the WayuO Indian ethnic group.
This is where she began her love affair with ceramics.
Maria then moved to Caracas where she continued her studies in
ceramics with Carlos Runcie Tanaka, Maruja Herrera, Michael Mason and
Randy Johnston, all internationally known in their fields. She studied Raki
with David Norton and utilitarian ceramics with David Leach (Father of
Modern Pottery) and Warren McKenzie. She also studied Art and Ceramics
in the Julio Arraga School of Maracaibo, the Cristobal Rojas School in
Caracas, the School Fine Arts in Caracas and the Institute of Design. She
became a member of the Venezuelan Association for Fire Arts. Exhibiting
her ceramics in the early 80s, Maria developed quite a following and has
had many exhibitions of her work both in Venezuela and internationally.
In 1988 she installed her studio and gallery,TAI Ceramics, in Los Altos, an
artists'community east of Puerto la Cruz, carrying each brick, recycling from
the industrial kiln cement factory 9 km away, up the mountain to her home
where she has continually added onto her land.
Maria has three wheels a kick wheel, a David Leach wheel and an
electric wheel and the kick wheel is her favorite. She also has three kilns
for ceramics one electric kiln that fires earthenware to bisque at 900
Centigrade and two kilns using propane gas that fire up to 1,280 Centigrade.
She normally fires over 50 items at a time that are of normal size.
Maria also specializes in glass and enamel jewelry, which is exquisite.
For this she has two small electric kilns. Her jewelry requires as many firings
as it takes until she is pleased with the piece. "Designing jewelry is fun for me.
I get lost in the creative process I like working, as well as cooking with my
hands everything I do is with my hands. I love for my jewelry to be seen on
my friends and cruisers; fortunately they enjoy wearing my designs."
"The sea is my mentor and plays a very important role in my designs
and creations. Some of my most successful ceramics are of sea creatures
and fish. I designed and created, in four castings, a 12-foot Iguana that still
resides outside of my studio." Her plates with crabs, fish, frogs and mermaids
are very popular among cruisers as they are perfect for an informal life
style dips and pot-luck dinners. They can be seen on her website
Maria's two children are among her greatest fans. "Juan Pablo, the
father of my granddaughter, is 23 and lives in Barcelona, Spain, where he
is an artist/actor. Maria Ines is 28 and is an interior designer in California;
she has just presented me with my first grandson." Getting to know
Maria Esther has been one of the highlights of my cruising. Whenever I
want a natural "up" I visit her studio as she always welcomes cruisers and
is a natural diplomat for her country.
Nancy Terrell is a freelance writer who has lived in the Caribbean for 22 years.
She holds an MA Degree in Literature and is currently cruising on her trawler,
Swan Song, throughout the Caribbean.
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THE BIRTH OF DIEGO
BY PETER MUILENBURG
After spending most his life in, on, and
by the sea, Peter Muilenburg wrote
"Adrift on a Sea of Blue Light,"
Visit his website www.sailBreath.com
Part of the reason we favored Tortola was the
location of the hospital, which was right across
the boulevard from the harbor. Traffic was sparse
in those days (1977). The foreshore had not been
filled in as of yet, nor the new Customs dock built,
and one could bring the dinghy almost up to the
front steps of the hospital. Though small it was a
welcoming place with competent nurses who took
a personal interest in the patients.
Part of the reason was the doctor-Robin
Tattersall, a brilliant surgeon who could have had
his choice of positions back in England but chose
to practice in Tortola because he was needed there
and because he loved to sail. He raced his fast old
wooden boat, Galatea, frequently winning Foxy's
Wooden Boat Race, and earned a reputation as one
of the best sailors, and doctors, in the region.
We weren't the only ones who came from
the USVI to see him. Tattersall treated everybody
who came through the door without reference
to their financing. While he made plenty off
wealthy matrons who came to his villa-like clinic
for plastic surgery and deluxe recuperation facilities
(hence the witticism "tits byTat'", he also had been
known to take a brace of chickens tied together
at the feet as payment from a north side peasant
or a string of fish from a weathered old fisherman
for removing a growth from his forehead. Paul
Johnson, the charismatic master mariner, built
handsome hardwood doors for Tattersall's clinic in
exchange for the delivery of his first son.
I sailed Dorothy over to West End, Tortola for
periodic pre-natal check-ups and the sleepy little
port became familiar with our little 28'sloop pulling
in, paying out plenty of scope, setting its hook
carefully in the deep anchorage, then me rowing
ashore with my progressively more pregnant
woman. I made sure that the port officials knew I
might arrive in a hurry some day in mid February.
They were totally cool with that.
Maybe it's my imagination but I seem to
remember that BVI Customs and Immigration
were courteous and helpful in those days while
US Immigration officials appeared to have been
given training-and had to pass tests with at least a
"C"-on how to gratuitously insult people coming
through their doors. In the aftermath of the 9/11
fiasco, US Immigration was disbanded by a House
vote of one to 350, or thereabouts, and one of the
three reasons why was"rudeness to the publicly kid
you not; I read it in the NewYorkTimes. The current
Homeland Security officers are actually pleasant to
deal with-a vast improvement.
On Feb 22 Dorothy began to feel labor pains,just
after our neighbor Suzy, who had some midwife
experience, went to St.Thomas to pick up supplies
to last her until Dorothy should be delivered. I did
not want to be the one to deliver the baby, so,
mindful of Dorothy's mother having her second
child quickly and her last one almost in the cab, I
hustled Dorothy out onto the boat, raised the sails,
turned on my new engine and ran itjust below the
red line on the tach, motor sailing forTortola.
"How are your labor pains, honey?" I said in a
sweat at the thought of delivering a child on the
boat. "They're getting closer...and more intense"'
she replied. When I heard that, I jacked up the
throttle past the red line and, as her pains grew
alarmingly closer still, I rammed the throttle control
as far as it would go. Venceremos entered West
End harbor in Tortola with a huge bow wave
blossoming at her stem and a steep stern wave
pulling the stern down while the wake came
boiling up past her rudder.
I came full speed right into the inner anchorage,
dropped the sails, kicked the anchor off the bow,
threw out coils of line, cleated it, and pulled the
dinghy alongside. Once Dorothy had settled into
the after seat I bent my back to the oars and made
the dinghy leap towards the ladder that ascended
For months I had fretted that we might not
easily find a cab when the moment came, but I
needn't have worried-at the top of the ladder,
an honest face looked down filled with concern,
and two strong hands extended to help Dorothy
up while I braced her from below. The brawny
hands belonged to the owner of a shiny new taxi
van who, alerted by my breakneck approach, was
parked at the top of the steps, with its doors slid
open, the back of the seat bent down flat to make a
bed, with a blanket nicely softening the plastic seat,
and with an embroidered pillow at its head.
After we were properly situated, the taxi driver
shut the door carefully, then climbed into the
driver's seat, turned on the ignition and, while
careful not to jolt her, nonetheless left in a spray
of gravel. As the cloud of dust blew away I was
hanging out the window, trying to notify Customs
and Immigration of my unorthodox clearance. As I
looked back, I saw them out on the porch of their
office waving Godspeed. In fact the whole little
settlement was watching and wishing us well.
That driver was marvelous, racing down the
long, empty, straight stretches of the Queen
Elizabeth coastal highway, braking expertly into
the turns, warning other traffic with long authori-
tative blasts on his horn, never reckless, perfectly
focused. I paid him twice the standard fee while he
protested that he would have been proud to do it
for free-and I know that is true.
Dorothy's pains were coming very close
together now, but Dr. Tattersall was in the midst
of a complicated eight-hour operation. The doctor
in his stead, who had served previously in the
Kalahari Desert, forever distinguished himself in our
memory by using his stethoscope as a slingshot
to fire a wadded-up glove wrapper at a rooster
crowing insufferably over a sexual conquest just
outside the delivery room window
When the baby was born, the doctor put him in
my hands first off, then the nurse took him, cleaned
him off and gave him to Dorothy. She stared at his
face and said to me, "Look, Peter, his left eye has a
little droop just like yours"
I sailed back to the Cay that night to be with
Raffy, and came back with him the next morning.
He took a long look at his brand new brother and
said, "Let's call him Diego" He'd been reading the
life of Columbus written by his son, Diego. Dorothy
and I loved it immediately.
Diego he was, Diego John Muilenburg
APRIL 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 81
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TorA2& or St. Thomas Tortola was Ag mindward, St Thomas was Ag keivard and more modff n-tbe newborn babies were takenfiom their mother's
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Cleaning Your Boat with
BY LAURIE MCDONALD
>> Mist laundry to scent & protect
Uninvited visitors arrive on board in your grocery bags, cardboard boxes, fly
in a hatch or skitter through a doorway. Using essential oils to deter them
from entering or staying on board is easy and inexpensive.
Repel flies and moths with lavender or lemongrass oils: Add 10 drops
of lavender or lemongrass oil to 50 ml. (2 oz.) of water, spray windows and
doorways, and wipe dry with a cloth.
Ants, mosquitoes and mice hate peppermint so drop peppermint or a
blend of 10 drops of citronella and three drops of peppermint on cotton
balls and store in nooks and crannies; or, add water to the blend and spray
around the room and on windows (and wipe); or, drop either peppermint or
the blend'neat' near doors and windows.
To deter mice, pour a blend of water plus alcohol comprised of
15-30% essential oils into small bowls and place under furniture near
doors and plumbing. Alternatively, in a sprayer, add 2 tsp. of peppermint
Soil to one cup of water, shake and spray areas where you have heard
or seen mice previously. In smaller spaces, drop peppermint neat in
corners and near doorways.
Dust mites, fleas, lice, spiders and ticks can be effectively repelled or
deterred using the above methods and any of the following oils blended or
singly: lavender, lemon, peppermint, lemongrass.
Store your clothes on board worry free and scent them at the same time.
Blend three drops lavender and two drops of lemongrass, drop on cotton
balls inside squares of cloth, and scatter in drawers and closets. This method
both sweetens the clothes and repels moths. After washing and hanging
clothes to air dry, lightly mist clothing with the above blend and water to
scent and protect the clothing.
82 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2008
>> Elmnate odors wth
legar and essential ois
SOdors can Ke
removed with avender.
rosemary K sage
Vinegar leaves windows and mirrors shining. In a spray bottle mix: 1 1/2
cups of vinegar, 12 cup of water, and, to eliminate the vinegary odor, add
8 10 drops of Lemon oil. Shake well before spraying, wipe with a dry cloth.
Make your brass sparkle by rubbing a paste of three parts baking soda to
one part water and add a few drops of lemon oil. Rub the paste onto each
item, then rinse with warm water and dry with a cloth.
Lockers on board a boat can become smelly and moldy. Numerous
studies, including those conducted by the Good Housekeeping Institute,
state that a straight 5% solution of vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82
percent of mold and 80 percent of viruses. Wash the walls and floors of
lockers with a half and half solution of vinegar and soapy water. When dry,
wipe the same area with straight vinegar to inhibit the growth of mold and
mildew. In the locker, leave a cotton ball with a couple of drops of one of
the .II.. i ij essential oils with both antiseptic and anti-fungal properties:
eucalyptus lemon, juniper, lavender, lemon, patchouli, sage, sandalwood or
thyme to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.
Lingering seafood odors can be iI1 1 i .I by heating a cup of water
and vinegar which will absorb the smell; then, using the essential oil of your
choice, mix with water, shake and spray.
And those smelly runners...there is a solution. Mix three drops of
lavender, five drops of rosemary and two drops of sage. To each teaspoon
of baking soda, add two drops of the above blend. Put two teaspoons of
the mixture into a bag with the shoes, shake, leave overnight, tap out soda
in the morning.
"Going green" in your cleaning methods is only one technique to
utilize essential oils. You might consider putting together a travel kit,
occupational oils for the workplace, as well as oils for sports, beauty, your
pets, gardens and celebratory events. 4
APRIL 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 83
CARIBBEAN DINING & PROVISIONING Ir
T H E D I S H BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
Capt. Jan Robinson is author of the Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection.
She holds certificates from the Culinary Institute of America,
The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Available atyour local
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You are what you eat?!
Spring is in full swing. Ifyou started your new year with eating healthy and your goal was
weight management, you are on the right track. Making better choices of what you eat
is a great way to improve your lifestyle and give you more energy.
Choose lighter cooking techniques-"better for you" does not have to mean
bland and boring. Roasted meals are a good way to make a better choice and a
one-dish meal. Grilled foods need only a small amount of added fat, if any. Foil-
pack steaming is another alternative.
Beans are a very good for you. Not only are they high in protein, fiber, calcium,
potassium and iron, but beans are said to lower cholesterol, protect against ulcers and
reduce the risk of cancer. They are easy to prepare and inexpensive. There are many
different varieties-lentils, black beans, navy beans, split peas, garbanzos, and more.
HONEY-DIJON PORK CHOPS
WITH ROASTED POTATOES,
CARROTS AND BROCCOLI
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Soaking time: 30 minutes, longer or overnight
Cooking time: 40 minutes I Serves: 4
1 Ib potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
(soak in ice water for at least 30 minutes, the longer
Olive oil spray
4 Pork Chops (3/4 inch thick)
4 heaped tsp. of Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
2 cups baby carrots
4 cups of broccoli florets
1 Tblsp. Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt**
White wine or water
Preheat oven to 3750F. Heat frying pan (I like to
use cast iron). Spray with olive oil. Pat moisture off
pork chops and place in pan and sear on each side
(about 2 minutes) until browned. Remove from pan
and place in large shallow baking dish, sprayed with
a little olive oil. Dry off potatoes and place around
pork chops, along with carrots and broccoli.
Spread chops with mustard. Spray chops, carrots
and broccoli with oil and sprinkle vegetables with
Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt. After 15 minutes, add
a little white wine or water to the pan to ensure that
chops do not dry out. Bake for another 15 minutes.
Check that chops are cooked to your liking.
Soaking cut, sliced, or diced potatoes in iced
water, for at least 30 minutes or better still, overnight,
makes the best French fries or roast potatoes.
"Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt is by
McCormick and found in most grocery stores.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Marinating time: 3 hours or more
Cooking time: 15 minutes I Serves: 6
1/4 cup lemon pepper
1 Tblsp. dry mustard
1 Tblsp dried rosemary
5 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cups dry white wine
In a small bowl mix lemon pepper, mustard, and
rosemary. Place chicken breast halves in a medium
bowl. Rub with garlic and sprinkle with lemon
pepper mixture. Pour in lemon juice and dry white
wine. Cover and refrigerate at least three hours
Preheat outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly oil
grate. Cook chicken breasts until meat is no longer
pink and juices run clear, about 15 minutes.
APPLE PEACH RASPBERRY CRISP
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes I Serves: 6
4 cups peeled, sliced apples
2 cups peeled, sliced peaches
1 cup + 1 cup unsweetened frozen raspberries, thawed
2 Tblsp +2 Tblsp. fructose
2 Tblsp. flour
1 tsp. allspice
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp, cinnamon
Vegetable cooking spray
Preheat oven to 3500F. In two pie plates or an 8x12-
inch baking pan combine sliced apples, peaches,
and raspberries. In a small bowl, combine fructose,
flour, allspice; add to fruit. Toss to mix. Spread over
fruit. Bake for about 50 minutes, until apples are
cooked and topping is browned.
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by Westerly Marine, California. "Point
Blue" is a very comfortable high per-
formance cruising yacht, designed and
built to be easily handled by a couple
without the need for crew. She is com-
posile-buill "super-strong" & "super-
fast", with a stunning Dick Young inte-
rior and 3-stateroom layout panelled in
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ton after 5 years of world cruising and
30,000 miles later. Asking: $1,750,000.
US Lying: Caribbean.
51' BENETEAU FIRST 51 BY GERMAN
FRERS 1989. "Mermaid" is a cruiser/
racer with outstanding performance
gained from her pedigree design. That
coupled with her luxuriously appointed
interior make her a superb yacht to
sail and live aboard. She is a special
Owner's model built as a show boat in
1989 and not commissioned until sold
in 1991. Mermaid is now offered for
sale by her second owner.
Lying: Falmouth Harbour, Antigua.
51' SWAN GERM FRERs I NAUTOR
SWAN, built in 1981. Many recent
upgrades including new "racing bot-
tom" in '06, Awlgrip, sails and complete
new electronics package '05. Ready
to Go II Asking $425 000 US Lying:
47' COMPASS, CUTTER I SLOOP.
"Marionette" was designed by Lavranos
and strongly built of GRP in South
Africa in 1990.
Very comfortable Owner's layout and
high quality joinery through out. Lying:
St. David's Bay, Grenada. Reduced
now to $195,000.US
46' BALTic 46 RACER I CRUISER SLOOP
built 1976. "infinity" is a pedigree sail-
ing yacht designed by C&C and built
by Baltic Yachts. She has a 3-cabin
layout. 50 H.p Perkins diesel and/but
she needs new decks. Basically this
yacht is a great project-boat for the
right buyer. She sailed up to Antigua
last season and now awaits a new lov-
ing owner. Asking:$70,000.US Lying:
English Harbour. Antigua.
44' CHERUBIC KETCH BUILT IN 1990,
a lovely example of Herreshoff inspira-
tion. Professionally maintained for the
past 11 years by her meticulous owner
with no-expense spared. Beautiful to
the eye, easily sailed short-handed
and highly competitive in the Classic
An extremely rare find on the market
today. Asking: $350,000. US Lying:
43' LAGooo Powva CAT built in 2004.
Owner's version with comfortable 3-
stateroom layout and 300 H.p Volvo
diesel package. "Blue Lagoon" is a
one-owner yacht in excellent condition,
she has been professionally main-
tained since day-1 and dry stored on
her lift when not in use. Recent price
reduction to $399.000.US makes her
very good value. Lying: Jolly Harbour,
43' HANS CHRISTIAN TRADITIONAL
CUTTER 1984. "Morning Song" is in
lovely condition and has always been
very well maintained.
Her present owners recently "raced"
her across in the ARC 2006 and have
now decided to move ashore.
Much new equipment and loads of
spares make her ready to go Blue
Water Cruising!!! Lying: Jolly Harbor,
Antigua. Asking: $190.000,US
41' "SEE FALKE" -Abeking
Rasmussen Clasic Sloop 1936, win-
ner of Antigua Classic Regatta 1998.
Asking price now reduced to $60,000
US. Lying English Harbour, Antigua
38' C.C VAN ZANDT CUSTOM
shoal-draft, steel sloop, launched in
1982. "Sequel II1 recently arrived in
the Caribbean after making her 6th
Atlantic crossing with her young family
of 3. She is safe, well built and abso-
lutely ready to go when you are. Lying:
Antigua, reduced now to $105,000.US
36' MORRIS JusTE 36 CUTTERrr-SLOOP
built in 1985. "Peregrine" is a love-
ly little cruising yacht built by Morris
Yachts, Southwest Harbor,Maine. She
has Dark Green Awlgrip topsides and
a beautifully finished traditional interior.
Always maintained in excellent condi-
tion and fully fitted-out for serious Blue
Water cruising, Peregrine is ready to
go when you are!!l Asking:$220,000.
US Lying: Jolly Harbour, Antigua.
30' Island Hopper Diveboat built
in 1985. "Rendezvous II" is set up for
dive charter business here in Antigua,
she has a 350 H.p Caterpillar diesel
engine giving 22 knots cruising speed.
Large 12'f beam allows for a good
work-boat or fishboat applcaton also
Asking:$69,000,US Lying: English
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Dive Boat $745,000 $195,000
29' 1992 Carrera 290 $14.5k
30' 1999 Henderson Racing $60k
33' 1989 Moana 33 cutter E60k
34' 1985 Ta Shing Panda $79k
34' 74/06 Pouvreau Romanee E75k
34' 1981 Aloha 10.4 $44.9K
35' 1984 J Boats J35 $29k
36' 1980 Biscay 36 Ketch GBP21.5k
36' 1989 BeneteaulstClassEurope $48.5k
36' 1986 CS Yachts $99k
36' 1988 Klre Feelings 10.9 E60k
36' 1979 S&SShe $45k
37' 1977 Jeanneau Gin Fizz $42.5k
37' 1976 Fisher ketch E79k
37' 2004 Island Packet 370 E330k
38' 1977 Artmare V-Cat E45k
38 1977 Aquamanne E62k
38' 1983 Contest 38S CC E69k
38' 1982 Contest 38S CC $120k
39' 1988 Fortuna Yachts $59k
39' 1987 Beneteau Oceanis E59k
39' 1991 Beneteau M385 $75k
40' 1983 Intrepid Cape Dory $129k
40' 1997 Hunter Legend 40.5 $108.5k
40' 1981 Hughes Columbia CC $84k
40' 1993 Van de Stadt Caribbean $139k
40' 1985 Offshore 40 $149k
40' 1974 Challenger $119k
41' 1977 Morgan Out Island 415 $95k
41' 1995 X-Yachts412MKII $220k
41' 2001 Beneteau Oceanis40CC$220k
42' 1986 Junk Rg Jonque de Plaisance E78k
42' 1997 Valiant CE Pullman $278k
43' 2003 Northwind DS $395k
43' 1974 HerreshoffCustom $88k
43' 1983 T.BrewerPanOceanicCC $115k
43' 1987 Beneteau Oceanis $90k
43' 1999 Saga 43 Twin headstay $272k
43' 1987 Beneteau Oceanis $100k
43' 1999 Wauquiez DS E235k
43' 1988 Slocum 43 cutter $160k
43' 1988 Slocum 43 $190k
43' 1985 Beneteau Idylle 13.5 $89k
44' 1993 Beneteau Oceanis 440 $140k
44' 1981 Freedom Yachts $97.5k
44' 1977 CSY with Pilothouse $139k
45' 1991 Beneteau 45f5 GBP90k
45' 1988 Beneteau First 456 $99k
45' 1979 Brewer Ketch $99k
46' 2000 Beneteau M463 $199k
47' 1985 R.Tucker FerroCement $49k
47' 1984 Wauquiez Cutter $219k
47' 1989 Jeanneau Sun Kiss $155k
47' 1982 Ta Chiao CT $120k
47' 1984 Wauquiez Cutter $239k
48' 1976 Auzepy Brenneur E139k
48' 1997 Dufour Prestige E169k
48' 1976 Alu centreboard ketch E152k
49' 1963 Spakn&Slepherscustm $260k
50' 1996 Jeanneau International $180k
50' 1991 Celestial Pilot House E180k
50' 1980 Gulfstar MKII GBP130k
50' 1982 JearneauTrrdadOMnerVeisn $290k
51' 1985 Beneteau Idylle 15.5 $229k
51' 1986 Beneteau Idylle 15.5 $225k
51' 1995 Beneteau 510 $189k
52' 1984 Nauticat Pilothouse ketch E280k
52' 1988 Grand Soleil $279k
52' 1974 Amel Meltem $125k
54' 1987 Bruce Roberts Steel $299k
55' 1997 Maunc Albatross Ketch $300k
60' 1983 Ambrosi/Sciarelli Cutter $380k
63' 82/05 Gallian motorsailer ketch E620k
68' 1991 Colvin Eastwind $320k
72' 1991 Soyaslan Steel Ketch E360k
89' 1932 Dutch Steel Schooner E150k
110'2002 Custom Steel Ketch $595k
33' 1984 Prout Quest $75K
33' 2000 Seawind 1000 $175k
36' 2006 Jaguar $280k
37' 1989 Prout Snow Goose Elite $140k
41' 1981 Loch Crowther Tr $69k
44' 1994 Kohler 1350 E190k
47' 2004 Lagoon 470 $690k
50' 1993 Tropic MulticquesAmarante E235k
28' 2005 Boston WhalerConquest 275 $115k
28' 1988 Chris-Craft twin o/b $49k
29' 1987 Blackfin Combi $45K
29' 1979 Phoenix Flybridge E52k
30' 1993 Lurhs 300T $75k
31' 2001 Century 3100cc $67k
32' 2005 Stamas Express 320 $220k
32' 1973 Trojan Express Yachts E50k
33' 1995 Tiara Open $89k
34' 1999 Formula 34PC $134k
36' 1993 OrcaSF $169k
37' 2002 F. Pajot Maryland Trawler $310k
37' 2002 Maryland Owner's Version E279k
38' 1987 Scorpion Performance $85k
38' 1995 Sea Ray 380 Sun Sport $109k
41' 1996 Ronin SF E279k
41' 1995 Ronin Convertible E339k
42' 1975 Post Sport Fish E139k
42' 1990 SeaRayCustomSundancer $199k
42' 1973 Striker Sport Fish $319k
43' 1999 Mainship 430 Trawler $240k
46' 71/00 Bertram Convertible $425k
48' 1987 Nova Morea $159k
50' 1990 Vitech Turbo Sport $195k
66' 1965 OnettaLongrangealutrawler $459k
70' 1986 Moss Pont Luxury Dve Boat $745k
80' 1978 Camcraft Offshore Fishing $345k
80' 1959 Duchesne et Bossiere Tug $275k
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53' 1982 Hatteras Luxury Cruiser .................................. US$254,000
55' 1994 Oyster 55 .................. .......................................... US$776,000
56' 1973 Visch Motor Yacht (REDUCED!!)......................... US$150,000
36.5' 1993 Dean Catamaran (Reduced for quick sale)............... US$99,500
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43' 2001 Lagoon Catamaran............................................. US$334,000.00
47' 1998 Gancel Catamaran, located in Martinique ............ US$168,000
54' 1980 Norman Cross Trimaran........................................... US$295,000
55' 1995 Custom Built Trimaran, located in Grenada.............. US$350,000
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50' '90 Morgan Catalina, new engine.... $139K
55' '55 Custom Yawl &Daysail Business...... $250K
14' '06 Aquascan Jetboat, 160HPYamaha.. $34.9K
27' '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin.. $20K
29' 94 PhoenkSportFisher,T225HPVovos..$85K
30' '99 Donzi, cuddy, twin 250HP ........$69.9K
30' '87 Luhrs Alura, twin diesels........... $49.5K
31' '99 Sea Ray Sundancer, clean, newengs. $89K
'98 Sea Ray Express,excellent cond.... $90K
'06 Sea Ray Sundancer, twin gas $199.5K
'94 Cruiser Esprit, Refit, Mercruisers. $59.9K
'00 Custom Catamaran SF, tuna tower.....$125K
'89 Grand Banks Trwl twin Cummins... $170K
'98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels.. $129.9K
'81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms....... $159K
'84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans..135K
'83 PresentSundeck,Washe/Dyer,AP.... $115.5
'04 DynaCraftMY,3strms 450HPCats..$550K
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48 1980 Cheoy Lee CC cutter, new spars, recent genset..$95,000 34 1988 Tartan Classic design, scheel keel, low usage.....$49,900
47 1981 Formosa Peterson CC cruiser, project boat.......$30,000
46 1975 Cal 246- New Yanmar, bow thruster & electronics ...$77,500 42 1999 Cruisers Expss-420 hp. Cas, loaded, den, low hrs.$229,000
42 1995 Hunter Passage- Furling mai, loaded & ready to sa..$149,000 41 2001 Searay Express Cruiser-Cas, newgenset, newa ....$245,000
42 1996 Catalina MKII Recent sails, roomy layout, reduced.$110,000 38 2002 Intrepid 377- Coplele cab, cork deck (3)250hp OBs..$199,000
40 1981 Passport-Beautiulinterior, quality cruiser, needs TC..$60,000 38 1967 Camcraft Aluminum crew boat, refit 02, GMdiesel...$87,500
40 1967 Cheoy Lee Inudes charter biz & retail shop in STT.$195,000 36 2000 Doral 360SE -Twin Mercuisers, perfectweekender..$129,000
38 1996 Morgan Catalina 381 Spacious center cockpit......$115,000 34 1979 Malnshlp Trawler- Perldns, a/c, flybidge, affordable....$29,000
38 1977 Ohlson British built sloop, solid & fast.............. $55,000 29 1995 Proline Walkaround Twin 225 Evinrude 04 engines..$45,000
37 1977 Gulftar Sloop Major refit 2002, excellent, must see!.$79,000 22 2004 Nautica Deluxe RIB Yamaha 225 hp. 4-stroke..$45,000
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17FT EDGEWATER ,RUNABOUT with center
console, new 2007 Yamaha 90hp only 24hrs on engine
life vests,anchors,cooler,new vhf,bimini top,cover, alu-
minum trailerasking $14,500 located St Thomas con-
tact email@example.com or 3407744592
FORMULA III 25' SPORTS FISHERMAN,
2001, excellent condition, 200HP Yamaha out-
board; high spec including SS T-Top, windshield,
rod holders, bow rails, stereo, GPS. New uphol-
stery end 2007. Valued US$35K will accept clos-
est offer. Located Grenada (473)-405-3827 or
GOLDEN HIND 31; fiberglass; strongly built;
Yanmar 3gmf30; 6'3ft headroom; radar; SSB;
Epirb; 2VHF; 2GPS; Depth; Loran; Stereo; AirX
generator; 100w solar; Fridge; Heater; Lectrasan;
huge sail inventory; massive ground tackle; 2008
awlgrip/antifouling; dinghy;outboard; more; $29k
43' CUSTOM POWERBOAT fiberglass
"Hallelujah", twin Detroit diesel 8V71. Would make
a great fishing or dive boat. Structurally sound but
needs some mechanical and cosmetic work. Solar
panels, Furono radar, HF and Ham radios. Asking
US $40,000 ONO. Tyrrel Bay Haulout, Carriacou
(473) 443-6940 or firstname.lastname@example.org
44' TEMPEST EXPRESS-Twin Diesels@375hp
each. A/C,GPS,VHF, 44mph $75,000.00 340-
776-3780 weekdays email@example.com Pow-
erboat Azimut 46 Flybridge, exclusive ver-
sion 2001, European luxury yacht with perfect
technology;condition like brand new, 2x457PS;
Length 14,93, Complete equipped; 3 cabins; Boat
lies Antigua; Just reduced US$ 550,000.00 ; E-
2001 54' OFFSHORE PILOT HOUSE CRUISER,
Creelock design, built Taiwan, Twin 450 Cummins
Diesels, Interior Cherry wood, Birdseye Maple, like
new, 3 Staterooms, Custom Galley, Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
SAILING DINGHY- 'BOSTON WHALER
SQUALL', 9 feet, 2.8m, great to row, sail or
motor. Complete with sails, mast and oars. Euros
600. St Barths. 0590 52 93 20. rockyrocks7@
MISTRAL WINDGLIDER, multi purpose water-
craft learner windsurfer. Can be seen online
at www.windglider.com Like new, hardly used.
$125.00 email email@example.com
BENETEAU FIRST 210 SPIRIT. 1995,
Fractional rig, 3 sails including chute, 4 berth
interior,cooker, sink, toilet, cooler, tent, BBQ, sail
cover, cockpit cushions,anchor, Tricolour, GPS.
Ideal performance daysailer or club racer, Lifting
keel & twin rudders means picnics at the beach
US$22500 Tel +1268 723 6547
BENETEAU FIRST 27 Lifting keel, 1985,
New wardrobe of North sails including Spinnaker,
New Standing rigging, recent running rigging, New
GPS, Compass, Windex, 9.9 Outboard, anchor,
Recent Awlgrip hull. superb, fun regatta boat or
daysailer. US$21500 Tel +1268 723 6547
OLSON 30 RACING SAILBOAT, Located
in Puerto Rico, 1984 well equiped,lot of sails,
Reduce price $13900, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel
PROUT QUEST 33FT CATAMARAN 1984.
One owner. Circumnavigated '89-'03. Roller
furling genoa & staysail. Fully battened main.
Fibreglass cockpit cover. Yanmar 2GM. Lying
Grenada. Around US$75,000. Contact Adrian
at ph +1.473.404.6553 or email proutquest33@
yahoo.co.uk for info & fotos.
BABA 35, 1985, CUTTER SLOOP. Many
Upgrages, Classic Beauty with Lots of Woodwork,
SSB, Stereo, Dual Fuel Supply RIB Dinghy. In
Eastern Caribbean $67 K.Contact: bmwtravel-
PEARSON 365 KETCH; 1976, located USVI;
well equipped liveaboard and cruiser. $48000.00
email@example.com or 340-693-8577
36 FT. COLUMBIA 1971, FIBER-
GLASS SLOOP. Albin motor diesel runs well.
VHF,Aerogen wind generator,solar panel.Sea
Frost refregirator.Comfortable V-Berth,and single
berth.Good condition dodger and bimini can col-
lect water. $22,000 us or obo Contact : anoukde-
CATALINA 36 1986. Very clean; new sails,
rig, furling, upholstery, hull & decks awlgrip
paint,custom ss bimini, and lots more. Refit done
by owners who have 23 yrs live-aboard & sailing
experience. $58,000 Ph +599 552 1879 or ross-
PROUT SNOWGOOSE ELITE 37FT
CATAMARAN 1989. Hood rollerfurling genoa
& staysail. In-mast Hood mainsail. 2 Electric
windlasses, fridge, lots more.US$140,000 o.b.o.
Contact Adrian on +1.473.404.6553. or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for full details
1991 BENETEAU 38FT, 2 staterooms /
head,shower, 3cyl Yanmar diesel, fully batten
mainsail/ stack pack,roller furling jib, bimini
top/dodger solar panels,gps/vhf, recent haul
out new bottom paint, located St Thomas asking
$60k obo contact email@example.com or
41 FOOT DICKERSON KETCH in Tortola,
BVI. % share available for $25k. Professionally
maintained dark blue center cockpit classic. Buyer
gets unlimited usage during December and June.
Info at www.BVIketch.blogspot.com
Orie-owrn yacht in excellent condition, luily equipped for extended
Cuising and living aord Fibmn1i hull Vewy quiet due to the underwa-
tar silent exhaust system. excehent engine room inijiarlon, and Aquadrive
system reducing vibratio of the engines 2-350 HP CWt Diels. WO
Gallon Fuel capacity 2 statemoomsl2 lds. Fully Air-conditioned, Raythieci
aleQlroni 12KW Nrthem Light generator Univeris Aqua 35 gallhr
watermaker, Bennett trim taps, 13' Noutania dinghy in now condition Wit
clpsbl5 operalig consol, 40 hp Yamaha molor and depth, speei and
fish finder low profile eectri dinghy crane big barely bank win Link 2000
monruitQng system, cable master and Vecuta electnc head system,
Pdot house has satellite Globalsinr telephone New ailouwing bottom
paint applied in Nov. 07, Currently locad In St. Thoama SVI
PRICE P.EDUCED 5575 000 LSD
For more delalls go to -www veloxius.comlbluemagic
Contact Eva orTony
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causing, Mcling 13 Quantum sat, 5 of
Ihern 2007 and 2008 Faired bdtom
12107, Gwad Ptri running igging and
optimized deck layout 2 AnC units, Uit0-
suede infm cushions anid ciOsed ced
baomn wcid cushions. Dodger. binwu
and awning, new 2008 Fuil Raymane
instrurnlatim and wietgrated autop
IWv g C120 d~aliociet 7 12V fai.
Lots m-re, icidg many Wam~
WinLer of major regattas in the
Northern Caribbean, including
Antgua Sailing Week 2007
Henkn St. Miartwim (Ov") 105 & '05
Rolex Cup Regatta St Thomas 2OD5
St Crx Intaeratonal Regatta 2005
Heineken Culebra 2W5
DhsCover the Caribbean Senes
Ponce PR 03 & V0
Please contact Sergio Sagramos
at Isagrafllouogrmail col
Racing/Cruising 29 footer,
built in 2005, full equipped,
new racing set of North Sails
(Pentex), three Genoas, one
main, two Gennakers, one
Spinnaker. One set of
criusing North Sails
(Dacron), Genoa with reef
and main. All Spectra
halliards and sheets. Radio
VHF, Auto Pilot, CD player,
two sets of interior cushions,
SS stove with oven (2kg gas
bottle), ice box, two 12 volt
battery, two water tanks (120
11), Caribbe Dinghy, 8hp
Jonhson outboard engine.
Contact Maurizio Costanzo
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FOUNTAIN PAJOT 43FT CATAMARAN
2001 Belize. 3gm30's, watermaker, all electron-
ics, 7kw gen set, new tramp. Lying in St. Thomas
in excellent condition. asking $350,000. (340) 998-
0866 or email at SAILIVEYOURDREAM@msn.com
BENETAU 432 perkins diesel engine, full bat-
ten main, roller furlin jib, spinnaker ,3 starerooms,
vhf gps, very comfortable galley and dinning
table,asking 70,000 or best offer. For more info
contact Juan Felix at 787-309-7336 or 787-738-
4003 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
1991 HUNTER LEGEND 43, Excellent
Condition, Windlass, 5k Generator, GPS, 2 A/C,
EPIRB 2006, Spinnaker, VHF, Zodiac Tender
with Engine, Autopilot, Depth Finder, Knotmeter,
50hpYanmar, Electric Winch, Galvanized Steel
Cradle, Many Extras, $129,000, Located Salinas,
Puerto Rico, Contact Ronnie 939-639-7820 OR
COLUMBIA 45 MOTORSAILER 1975/2007,
$59,000.00 OBO, 3+ Yr. Major Refit, 85HP Perkins
4-236 Reblt, 200HRS. 5KW N/I Genset, All New Rig,
Main '04, on Doyle Stackpak; Jib Reblt '07 on Harken
Rollerfurler. Tons of New Equipment. Sailaway
Condition, email@example.com (340) 998-6973
BREWER 45 KETCH, 1984, Original Owner.
Cruising, Living Aboard the Past 12 Years in
Caribbean. Fully Equipped. Excellent Recent
Survey. Ready to Move Aboard and Start Your
Dream Life. Available in June in St. Lucia. USD
165K. firstname.lastname@example.org For Details
MODIFIED GULFSTAR 50 YEAR 77. With
extended transom making her a 55ft with ketch
rigg,with 80h/p ford engine. With shorter main
mast. Ideal charter boat or liveraboard. Three
cabins,big saloon and galley. Buitifull looking
boat,a real classic, needs a little work Wanted
a quick sale due to illness $70,000, Contact
Captharry@hotmail.co.uk Phone 284/441/1243
51' IDYLLE15.5 (1986) GERMAN FRERS
DESIGN, Beneteau built, owners cabin lay-
out. Customized, equipped for immediate sail-
away comfort cruising and/or live-aboard. Genset,
freezer, A/C, autopilot, watermaker, full awning,
85hp Perkins 4-236. Sails in excellent condition.
Asking $225,000. Lying St.Croix. (340)244-6503,
BOAT REPAIR BUSINESS FOR SALE:
- Centrally located in established boatyard in the
British Virgin Islands. Turn-key operation. For
information email: email@example.com
FOR SALE DAYSAIL CHARTER BIZ,
RETAIL SHOP & BOOKING CENTER ON
ST. THOMAS. 40' Cheoy Lee sailboat, 2 shops
& storage, 5 yr. lease with renewal option, very
profitable for 20 years, owners retiring, will train,
$ 195K plus inventory. Call 340-774-3175 or
DAY AND TERM CHARTER BUSINESS
for sale in the Caribbean, turnkey operation,
fully equipped catamaran for day and long term
charter, includes company, licences, customer
base, website and advertising material.
Selling due to health reasons. Contact Details
TAKE OVER A PROFITABLE DAY SAILU
SNORKEL CHARTER BUSINESS in St
Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Turnkey operation.
Includes fully equipped sailboat with dinghy/motor,
customer base, future bookings, website and more.
For Details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
CARIBBEAN YACHT BROKERAGE,
expanding, looking for working partner. Contact:
YACHT CHARTER BUIINESS FOR SALE-
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Turnkey, long term, profitable Sail &
SCUBA business with broad Trade
license, all operating permits, and room to
expand. This is a limited company that
allows all assets to be transferred by shares.
Sale includes a large 12 pax multihull
which averages 20-30 week long char-
ters per year with an appox. turnover of
$400,000. In Dec 07 boot was sur-
veyed at above average condition structure
ally and cosmetically. This is an except
lional opportunity to establish yourself in
the charter capital of the world.
Asking price $600,000.
Serious inquiries only.
CATAMARAN DAY AND TERM CHARTER
BUSINESS for sale in the Southern Caribbean,
includes 43ft Catamaran fully fitted for day and live
aboard charters, customer base, brochures and
website, permits and licenses to operate. Turn-key
business, please enquire email@example.com
FISHING CHARTER FOR SALE USVI.
Active & Successful charter based in St. Thomas/
St. John. 2003 boat fully rigged, trailer, booking
contacts, 2007 Dodge Ram truck. Featured on
ESPN. $215,000. US. Combo home & business
also available $950,000 US. 340-693-5823 www.
36 FT PDQ (1990) LIVE-ABOARD CATA-
MARAN AND ESTABLISHED/PROFIT-
ABLE DAYSAIL BUSINESS in St. John,
USVI. Website, Customer lists, Operational sys-
tems, Mooring, 5 years documented exponential
growth, High end customer base with high reten-
tion. Contact Capt. Josh Dohring @ 340-344-
9947 or Josh@BestDayCharters.com.
FREE UNDERCOVER DOCKAGE IN FORT
LAUDERDALE for yachts for sale listed with The
Shipyard Group located at Bradford Marine. Yachts
must have a minimum value of US $250,000. We
have docks up to 150 feet. For more details go to
www.yachtbrokerguy.com or call Tucker Fallen
DOCK MOORING HOUSE LAND For rent/
Sale, Negotiable, Green Cove Springs, N FL, on St.
Johns River, BRACKISH firstname.lastname@example.org
50 FOOT DOCK for Longtherm Rent at beautiful
Jolly Harbour Marina Antigua. Water and Power
220 V and 110 V. E-mail:bertsofia_hensel@
hotmail.com, Phone 001 268 773 5005
MOVE YOUR BOAT SOMEWHERE SAFER
FOR HURRICANE SEASON! Compass
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slips available for long or short term rental. Also
large lockers, Artist Studios and Office space
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NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
SCHOONER ROSEWAY IS SEEKING
DECKHANDS AND MATES with tall ship
experience for current season in St. Croix USVI.
Programs aboard include a combination of educa-
tion, day-sails, and day charters. Apply by e-mail
to: email@example.com. For more info
NAUTOOL MACHINE LTD, BVI, SEEK-
ING EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUAL IN ALL
ASPECTS OF MACHINE SHOP PROCESS
AND PRACTICE INCLUDING WELDING.
Design I Technical Background a Plus. Basic
computer skills. Need background in all yacht
systems. Work alongside front office personnel.
www.nautool.com. CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 284-494-3187
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Machine and fabricating workshop is seeking skilled
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work from sketches and be able to use most work-
shop fabricating machines without supervision. Top
rate of pay for right applicant www.nautol.com. CV
to email@example.com or call 284494-3187
WELL-ESTABLISHED ST VINCENT
YACHT CHARTER COMPANY SEEKS
EXPERIENCED MARINE ENGINEER for 30-
yacht fleet. Must have extensive background with
marine diesels and also general yacht systems.
Generous salary and benefits. Contact Mary on
LOOKING FOR PERMANENT CREW COU-
PLE TO RUN SUCCESSFUL 50' CHARTER
BOAT CATAMARAN Must have captains
license, a people person, and be skilled in all boat
maintenance and repairs. Mate must know how to
cook and sail. Diving is a plus. Charter boat based
in the Virgin Islands. Please fax resume to 877
581-2536 or email to LLEWIS0000@aol.com
WOODSTOCK BOATBUILDERS IN
ANTIGUA HAS THE FOLLOWING
OPENINGS FOR THE 2007-2008 SEASON
Fabricator/ Tig Welder Engineer/diesel
mechanic Carbonfibre/Composites fabricator -
Boatbuilder/Joiner Project Manager. For more
information send a cover letter and C.V. to: ar@
woodstockboats.com or call (268) 463-6359.
COMPASS POINT MARINA Currently has
available for rent: Large, medium and small Office
Spaces, Shallow draft power boat slips, 30ft A
Grade Marine Pilings, Call (340)775 6144
CREW NEEDED from st martin to U.K leaving
april may shared expenses "Contact allanwester@
DANISH MALE 43y 185cm 85kg fit non-smoker/
drinker engineer seeks female for marriage/cruis-
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NEED A HOUSE SITTER? Caribbean based,
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credentials. Any Caribbean island considered as
we can work from any location. Internet access
required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPTAIN AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY
inter island or ocean. Fully qualified yachtmas-
ter offshore with ocean ticket. Very good refer-
ances available from satisfied owners. Please
contact CaptHarry@hotmail.co.uk. Or phone
USCG LICENSED MASTER 100ton w/ Sail
endorsement, STCW, Mechanical and Diving etc.
On St. Thomas now, call davidNwillems@yahoo.
com for extensive resume.
MOORINGS AVAILABLE AND MAIN-
TAINED. US$10 per night. 40,0001bs+ (average
65' boat) holding for dense sand. Security, small
dinghy dock, sea-side restaurant, showers, bathroom,
diving, intemet and laundry. Contacts VHF Ch.16/69
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