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The St. Croix Invitational scheduled for July 13 is first stop for the Caribbean
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The Fort Lauderdale team I .iii. I aboard Big Oh held the lead over the
other 22 teams in April's Venezuela tournament, amassing an impressive
total of 6,860 points with12 blue marlin, three sailfish and a white marlin
during the three days. In an event where anglers from the U.S., Europe,
Aruba, Puerto Rico and Venezuela competed, a portion of the proceeds
was donated to Fundacion Amigos del Nino con Cancer (Friends of
Children with Cancer Foundation). Plans are now under way for the
Venezuelan International Super Slam scheduled for September 25 to 29.
World ARC, the I i I iii event in the global portfolio of UK based World
Cruising Club (WCC) Ill is planning a second edition. World ARC 2010
will leave the Caribbean in January 2010, circumnavigate the globe, and
return to the Caribbean 14 months later Forty-one yachts from 13 nations
are 111 i I. i, I. I in the 2008 Rally, which set off from St. Lucia in January 2008
and returns to the Caribbean in late March 2009 after iii,. I approximately
25,000 nautical miles. The rally is open to ri . .I iil. with a minimum
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The Engineering Department at Marine Travelift has recently announced the
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are the 150CII and 200CII mobile boat hoists. As the name implies, these
models can lift 150 and 200 metric tons, respectively. The most 1. ii11i 11,1
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For recreational boaters, a simple fall overboard is the number one
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(Caribbean News continued on page 20)
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(Caribbean News continued from page 18)
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The Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament celebrates its 25th Anniversary
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Jolly Harbour Yacht Club, Antigua
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George and several younger kids took part, and the total that have had free
iiii, i experiences is now well over forty. Many have come back to repeat
their learning experiences and several are already keen racers, which is
encouraging for the future of lii Ii ii, crews. JHYC is very grateful for the
impressive support and sponsorship from individuals and businesses, large
and small 1,. ii,. i1 Sunsail, which recently donated a large iiiI ili II, for
use by the youths.
Jan Edwards reports that
while the schools are on summer d i 6
vacation, local young people will
be learning to sail at Jolly Harbour
under the watchful eye of Jolly
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and safety boats on the water.
JHYC is grateful for any help and
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please contact Commodore Brian
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Antigua Yacht Club
The Caribbean Dinghy Championships will be hosted by the, 1.11. i I Yacht
Club on July 19 & 20, 2008. The i i1 will be open to six teams, with six
people -.i i- iiii I. i per team, in Optimist, Zoom 8, Laser Standard, Laser
Radio, and Sport 16 (two-person boat). For more information, contact Richard
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St. Lucia Yacht Club
The club hosted a fundraising dinner for the kids' 1ii. i program in mid
April and invited Olympic ,iI ,. i champion Peter Holmberg, who planned to
spend the afternoon with kids and coaches from the iI ,. I program to help
with training, with a talk on Olympic ,iI ,. I and how he won a medal from a
Caribbean Sailing Association
CSA sent out an electronic newsletter in March with lots of great news from
President Cary Byerley. Among the items: the Bonaire Regatta, second oldest
in the Caribbean after, 'ii,. ii,1 1i 1 i Week, hasjoined the CSA and their 41st
i ',i I I. i will be sailed under the CSA ilIm. I rule.To receive a newsletter in your
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Royal BVI Yacht Club, British Virgin Islands
April was a busy month with the next KATS sessions, training for the race
team, and the Virgin Queen Pizza Pursuit Race. Club Manager Emma Paull
reports "Jules from Pipe Dream and Conch Charters fame kindly agreed to
help organise the BVI Dinghy Championships May 10 and 11,' one of the
club's biggest events. Also planned for May were a youth disco evening
and fun day as fundraisers for TEAM BVI. This month, on Saturday 7 June,
the club will see a Summer Beer Festival with live music, food, and dancing
St. Croix Yacht Club,
US Virgin Islands
Club Manager Kiomie Pedrini reports that the club sponsored several fun
events in late April i.1 I i. Ill I this year's Buck Island Picnic attended by more
than 50 members and guests, and a car wash byjunior sailors.The club offered
first aid and CPR training to members in May and held its annual Spring One
Design series on five Sundays using the club's fleet of Optis, Sunfish, 420s,
Lasers, and Rhodes 19s.
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Captain Oliver's Yacht Club Captain Oliver's
will offer surfski classes j Yacht Club,
Stuart 1,i I reports
that Captain Oliver's is
planning a pilot program
for introducing the sport
of surfski I. I k i to the
youth of St Maarten, now
Possible with the kind
7 donation of equipment to
the Netherlands Antilles
Canoe Federation by
. the private sector and
other i ,,i ,ii i 111 A
surfski is a kayak that
has been II, developed for racing in the ocean. Courses will be held
for one hour, once a week, on Saturdays. More information can be found
on www.surfski.info and there are a number of youtube videos that show
St. Thomas Yacht Club
Manager Bill Canfield sent out accolades to all who helped out to help make
the Rolex Regatta come .. I Ii i 1 is a real team effort to make it all happen
and that is what we got. From the parking lot, to running launches, manning
the merchandise and committee desks to i i. I 'I. i the RC boats it all came
.. I I i, once again.Thanks to all!"
Volunteers were treated to a Thank You Party at the Fat Turtle Restaurant
in Yacht Haven Grand in April. Next year's Rolex dates are March 27th -29th,
2009 Meanwhile, Yacht Club Camp for kids three to 13 will run this summer
for eight weeks beginning June 2 i11. -. i l August 1.
St. Maarten Yacht Club
On April 12, the club hosted a Multi Class i I' il sponsored by Soremar and
organized by ,iii,. i intern Maarten ,iiI 1,' ii. A record 34 boats, ranging
from Optimists, Laser Radial, Laser Standard to the Sunfast 20s, fought
for supremacy in their classes on the Simpson Bay Lagoon in near perfect
weather conditions. A strong c.. iii i i of, 1i. ii 11 i Opti and Laser sailors
came over for the event as well. The Optimist class, with 13 boats, was the
largest in the -. i. 11 i and was won by Rhone Fui. I i, Laser Radial was won
by Kevin van der Burg and Laser Standard by Rien Korteknie. The Sunfast 20s
of the Lagoon ill .. .. Rental class was won by Robbie Ferron. A picnic lunch
was held at Explorer Island, with sandwiches sponsored by the Royal Deli, and
Marcel van den : ..... I. I of Soremar handed out prizes at the Yacht Club at
i, I . I I i i. riw i- rme beach
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Wins 15th Annual
Golden Hook Challenge
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Ihe northern Caribbean's blue marlin season
kicked-off April 26-27, when anglers aboard 11
boats competed in the 15th Annual Golden Hook
CI,11 ii i the host Golden Hook Fishing Club's
annual billfish tournament. Six blue marlin were
released over the two-day event, two of those
by Team Flower Power aboard the Hatteras 42,
Sunflower, to win the tournament.
"Seas were calm the first day. But, it rained
all day and we all got soaked when the wind
whipped up," says Mike Fennessy, captain aboard
Sunflower anglers did catch five blackfin tuna,
which furnished dinner rather than points, and
had one marlin bite. However, Maragata, with
Capt. Jeff Buckley at the helm, took the lead with
a marlin release just after 9 a.m.
Come the next day, Fennessy drove the
Sunflower out to T buoy, seven miles north of
Christiansted, St. Croix, where Maragata made
their release the previous day.
"Wewere i. ll, i east towards
the Lange Bank, about five miles
north of Buck Island when our
first marlin hit. It hit about three
times before it finally took the lure',
Sunflower angler, Jim Brailey, released the
estimated 200 to 250 pound blue marlin after a
The second day surely saw more marlin action.
Oh Suzanna, helmed by Capt. Mike Fuller, released
a blue just before noon, with Two-FerSure, with
Capt. Tom Sedgwick at the controls, releasing their
first blue five minutes later.
The 1ii was now on for a second fish. Team
Flower Power accomplished this feat just 14
minutes short of lines out. Angler Peggy Noel
released the estimated 300 to 350 pound marlin
after a half hour -l'ii 11 i. 1 li. ii she could
. 11 do as her iIi was (1i 1 11ii, in progress
when lines-out were 11 .
"I knew the marlin were out there,' Fennessy
says. "The mahi had been running good all week
and where there's mahi, there's marlin'
id I iii. ii 11 ..,. ii, Sunflower as well as the
rest of the fleet went as far as 20 to 30 miles off
shore, all the marlin were caught about six miles
offshore in the same latitude of seas.
In addition to winning $1500 for the
tournament, the team also got a gold marlin
pendant designed by and donated by Nelthropp
and Low, and a Golden Hook bracelet for the
mate from VIMI Bracelet Company. They will also
have the boat name put on the perpetual trophy
that is displayed in the C. ill 1 Restaurant at
Green Cay, St. Croix. &-
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F I S I N
CIRCLE HOOKS & A BIMINI START NEW
AT TOBAGO INTERNATIONAL GAME FISHING TOURNAMENT
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
The Tobago International Game Fishing
Tournament (TIGFT), which wrapped
up its 13th annual Charlotteville-based
event on March 9th, 2008, hosted a total
of 55 boats-31 in the International/IGFA
(International Game Fishing Association)
Division and 24 in the Local Division.
Over the three days of i iiiII. anglers
released a total of 15 blue marlin, 10 sailfish and
one white marlin.
"Also 'released"' says Capt. Gerard
"Frothy" DeSilva, tournament director
and owner of Hard Play Fishing
Charters, "was a long bill spearfish, a
rare catch, by angler Kent Costa of
Team Mar Caribe. Unfortunately the
Mar Caribe team mistook what would
have been a Tobago Island Record
Spearfish for a Blue Marlin and set the
prize catch free'
Junior.. I i h, 111 '. 1,, ii ... feam k
Hard Play landed the tournament's
only billfish, a 67.1-pound sailfish.
The Largest Tuna weighed in at 56.7
pounds and was caught by Jonathan
Dela Rosa of Team Gud Tyme. Adam
Clarke of Team Legacy from Barbados
took home the prizes for the Largest
Wahoo, a 43.1-pounder and Largest
Dolphin, 51.3 pounds.
The B-Class Mercedes Benz
sponsored by Sterling Service Limited
as the prize for the record breaking
heaviest blue marlin went unclaimed
as no blue marlin were brought to
scale in the tournament.
"That is not to say that the
marlin weren't out there," says
DeSilva. "Chris Aqui of Team Abigail fought a
large blue marlin which he unfortunately
lost after a four hour battle. Team Workshop
and Team Surf n Turf also reported large blue
However, the prizes of Penn International Reel
& Rods, Bodo Muche Trophies, Black Bart Lures, Yeti
Coolers, and much more were presented to the
many winners at the Awards Ceremony and Prize
Giving Dinner. An i 111. I video of the four-day
S event was shown to participants
before the presentation of prizes.
.t The Honorable Orville London,
f Chief Secretary of the Tobago
House of Assembly, a major sponsor
of the event, presented the prizes
to the Best Boat Team i i,. i IV.
Team B' Boss took 2nd Place and
3rd Place went to Team Luhred
Away. Best Male Angler was Goran
Quardfordt, Best Female Angler was
Sara Aleong of Team Barracuda and
Sean Mendonca of Team i.i. .
claimed Best Junior Angler.
The use of Digital Cameras and
Memory Cards for 'Release' photos
was implemented for the first time
this year. This afforded -.,1 I. Ii
teams the guarantee of an h. i I1 ,
photo. Also, new this year was
a Bimini Start on the first day of
in,.i and additional points for
the use of Circle Hooks in an effort
to promote conservation of the
The TIGFT is the second of six
tournaments that form the newly
founded Southern Caribbean Billfish
Circuit (SCBC), which started in Grenada at the Spice Island International Billfish Tournament January of
2008. Other events of the circuit are Barbados Game Fish Tournament, TTGFA Marlin Madness in Tobago,
the St. Lucia International Billfish Tournament and MBA Martinique Billfish Tournament. Teams will be
judged on their three best performances of the six SCBC events.
The TIGFT is known for its heavily contested Iiii. I among teams as well as for the Lay Day fun
and the'relax and let loose'Angler's Party during the event.
DeSilva says, "The Tournament Committee prides itself on .. ,,. Ia well organized and 111. I
sports Ii,,. I adventure for participants and looks forward to an even bigger and more II. I event
The dates for next year's TIGFT are March 19-22, 2009. J&
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 29
I F S HI N
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When water-scorching acceleration is not
a priority, you can buy a motor less powerful
than the inflatable's USCG ,I,.ii Spend less up
front and burn less fuel. Even more important
smaller means a i.ii i- weight, which makes
them easier to wrangle around on deck or into
a car trunk. But there is a limit as to how small
is still efficient. An outboard rated less than 20
percent of a boat's maximum ,II II may not
be able to get the boat up onto plane with
even one person on boat. Even if it does climb
onto plane, extended bow rise is hazardous,
III, ,i-. i you to whatever is hidden under the
bow. Slower boats mean longer passages from
the mother ship to the dockside restaurant,
or an unacceptably long haul to explore a
Though sometimes, it's smart to ii i 11 1 i
underpower an inflatable-the smallest of the
small outboards are very i.11i1 .' 111 which
means they're .iii11i mil easier to wrangle. As
for performance, a tiny two horse that moves a ten
foot RIB at a mere two or three knots is still faster
and easier than rowing. The boat never planes but
you don't care. It sips fuel at a miserly rate and
stows aboard in a very modest space. Sometimes
bigger is just heavier
Sometimes when a boat can't quite climb over
the bow wave, the culprit is a new wave four
stroke (think heavy) and an old design inflatable.
To compensate, the latest model inflatables boast
extended rear cones for extra buoyancy to better
launch a boat onto plane. It is imperative to test
drive a boat with the exact brand and horsepower
you intend to buy. You'll quickly discover 1 1111,. I
manners, good and bad, and decide whether
the boat and motor package is an appropriate
choice. Compare different brand engines and
Some inflatables require a standard shaft
1,i.iii (15 inches) lower unit, while others
require a long shaft (20 inches). The longer the
shaft, the more expensive the motor, but not by
m uch. .-i 1.1 shaft' i,. iii is not an option.
A too short motor can't bury its ,. i. II 1 deep
enough below the water to perform up to its
Electric i 11,in.i is a welcome feature on a
sport boat with a console, steering wheel and
helm chair But it's really an unnecessary option
on ii k1111i. i 25 horsepower and below. When
an engine won't start on one or two pulls of the
rope, i.. 1i, 1 i. i wrong. Another consideration
is power for running i'iiii Many motors, even
those without electric I III. have an alternator
option that's more reliable and less trouble than
Then there's the art of the deal. D I ,. I,,1 on
the locale, smaller motors are often discounted
for the simple reason dealers must stock a certain
numberofthem in order togeta bigger iI.1 .1.. 11,
ofV-4s and V6s. That's where they make their big
money. Other times the motor you want may
be such a red hot seller that you have to
Comparison shop brands and dealerships
for the best price. Warranties' terms are critical.
Most run for three years, but special deals come
and go with the seasons, 1, Ii.iiii. warranty
extensions or extended service contracts for
little or no extra cost. Finally, more important
than purchase price is the dealership's service
center. Are its technicians up to date on the
latestii .. 11 I s the shop neat and orderly?
I'd pay more money up front for a motor if I knew
scheduled maintenance and repairs would be
trouble free. -&
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 31
IT'S A CELL
Louay Habib takes a look at the
outstanding features of the SAILOR
SP3515, one of the most advanced
portable VHFs in the world.
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a scrambler; we can discuss how the course is being set and the conditions
in private. In practical terms, in the past, we had private conversations
using cell phones which are not ideal; they are not designed for a marine
environment, it can be difficult to get a signal and cell phones are not
waterproof like this radio.
"The radio also has a red I1. i1ii which is always going to help night
vision. Whilst the Volvo Ocean Race starts are always during day time, often
boats are ,ii iii. i at night when i. iii ,i ...11i',' .. can be a problem, and
not just for me or the team being able to read the display, but also for the
competitors; as white i. ii can be misunderstood as an obstruction.
"I have large ii, I at the best of times but when I am wearing gloves,
pushing buttons can be difficult. This VHF has large buttons which are much
easier to use. They do require a firm push, which can be a bit tiresome, but it
also means you don't hit a button accidentally. On that point, I think the key
pad lock is a great idea; if you have a radio clipped to your belt or in a pocket,
it is very easy to lean against i,, 1 i1 i and activate or change a channel.
If you are iiii i for a transm mission it won't com e i '. ... ii It is -11 1. iii,. I
you see on virtually all cell phones but I have not seen a lock on a portable
The SAILOR SP3515 has some II ni features, but isn't it time that
manufacturers i,..i. iki, about more functions for portable VHFs? What
about a data storage facility or a calendar with a reminder facility that is
compatible with your laptop or PC? Better still, how about a VHF that is also a
cell phone combined? _@
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 33
BY GAIL WASSERMAN
As a vessel Owner or Captain, I have to ask you, when is the last time you
took out your insurance policy and perused what your insurance company
defines as the vessel's r, 1 i 11. ..1 iI limits? It is important to understand
exactly what they are. Insurance companies are quick to look for ANY reason
to deny a claim.
Before you prepare for a voyage, check your policy to see if you will be
r, I 1. i I I In. .i. I!i an area that is NOT included on your current insurance
policy. If so, it's time to pick up the phone and get that area added BEFORE
i ,11 I underway. Be sure to obtain a hard copy of the revised policy.
One Owner informed us that his insurance company instructed him that
he must comply with ALL deficiencies in a recent report of vessel survey
(not just the safety deficiencies) before proc ii I to sea. All vessel surveys
should be sent to your insurance company. Get written confirmation from
your insurance company that they have received the survey (even if it is just
an email reply). Had the Owner failed to send the insurance company the
recent report of survey, the insurer could deny a claim, simply because the
survey was not supplied to them.
At any rate, one of the "deficiencies" listed in the vessel's survey was
a cracked toilet seat. It took quite a few phone calls and emails to finally
get the insurance company to take that off of their list of items that had
to be corrected before \
proc hll- I to sea (the
Owner got that in i,,. ,
If the vessel sustained
damage and the toilet seat
had not been repaired or
replaced, the insurance
company could possibly 7I
deny a claim on the basis ..
that ALL of the deficiencies
in the report of survey were
not corrected before proc ( h,,. I to sea. Silly, but true.
Once all deficiencies have been complied with, get your second survey
evidencing same and (you know the rest of the drill) send it to your insurance
company. Get it in I cIre- I that they received the second survey.
And while you are now 1 ,11 1, i ,l.I. I I1. .1-i i your insurance policy,
be certain to have a good look at what your insurance company defines as
"fully crewed' Ifyour policy states that your vessel must be"fully crewed at all
times' then you must comply with that provision.
If ,1 1i 1.m- I happens on board the vessel (fire, vandalism, sinking, etc.) and
you do not have the required crew on board under the policy at the time of
the incident, then your claim will most likely be denied. Many yacht owners
only employ a "part time captain and crew,' who do not stay on board 24/7.
This does not meet the "fully crewed" requirement.
Make certain you fully understand your insurance policy and comply with
all provisions therein. -
Gail Wasserman is Senior Director ofAshmead & White Consulting, Inc., a maritime and
aviation solutions company based in the Virgin Islands. Previously, Gail was Director of
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34 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 2008
COUNTDOWN TO BEIJING
A PREVIEW OF QUINGDAO -
SAILING SITE FOR THE 2008 SUMMER OLYMPICS
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S AGUAYO REPRESENTS COUNTRY, REGION
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
congratulations and a wish for fair winds and
smooth seas goes to the Dominican Republic's
Raul Aguayo, one of 356 sailors from 53 nations
who will compete in the 2008 Summer Olympic
Games, sailed August 9 to 21 out of Quingdao, China.
Aguayo, who will race in the Laser Class, is the lone
sailor from his island and the Caribbean to qualify for
this year's Games.
i. ,.I that I made it to the Olympics is an
incredible iii,. "says Aguayo, who was profiled in the
November 2007 issue of Al at Sea."Seeing ..1 i11 'i .
that was once a far away dream that at times seemed
almost impossible to achieve, become a reality is great.
A lot of hard work and sacrifices are paying off"
What will Aguayo and other Caribbean ,i, i. i fans that visit China this summer find? Here's a preview.
The seaport city of( i.i i. i I the capital of China's northeastern Shandong Province sits about 550
miles south of i 11ii i where the majority of Olympic events will be staged. ( .i . I .. ; history, both past
and present, is intricately linked to the sea. Jiaozhou Bay is a former German treaty port. Today, it boasts
an expansive shopping district flanked by colonial-style 11i i,. Iand tree-lined avenues. A legacy from
the Germans is the Tsingtao Brewery, China's largest beer making facility, which manufactures .ii 1 11i
distributed Tsingtao beer.
,I I iil. ii ( .,i,. I .. I also known as the (n .i I International Beer Festival will kick-off the
second week of August and last 16 days or just about simultaneously with the Olympic ,iii,. i Known
as the largest hops fest in China, it will include beer drinking competitions, parties, entertainment,
and dozens of food and beer stalls I I I ii. I countries from all around the world to keep Olympic
spectators busy when the iiII I is done for the day.
The heart of the iil i.I action will take place out of the (., I. I i Olympic iil i.I Center. This
US$436 million facility has been newly built on the 111 acre site of the former Beihai dockyard in Fushan
Bay. Main .Il.III i i. on the site include the ( .,, I I. i Olympic il i Athletes Center, Administration
Center, Media Center and Lib .. 11 Center The Olympic ill i. i (set to become a five-star resort after
the Games), Athlete and Administration Centers are grouped close ... Ii I' to the north of the venue.
The 100,000-square-foot boat park separates these areas from the Media Center, which is located to the
south near the breakwater The breakwater is 1800-foot long and provides a high-capacity and well
sighted viewing area. To the east is the Li.. ii Center, while the Olympic Memorial Dock where the
Olympic Torch will be staged, is to the west.
There will be five separate ,iii, I courses, each with a diameter of one nautical mile, in and around
Iii 11 111 Bay, Fushan Bay and outside Damai Island.
A -. i ,. I to the International 1ii 1. 1 Federation, the 2008 Games will introduce a new format across
all 11 iiiih. I events. The 1iii 1. competition for each i I ll consist of an opening series and a medal
race. During the opening series, competitors score points equivalent to the position in which they
finished the race (i.e. first place scores one point, second place two points). The series score of each boat
is the total of their race scores, except for a throw-out discarded after five races are completed. The top
ten boats, i.e. the ten boats with the lowest series score at the end of the opening series, progress to the
Medal Race. Competition is over for the remaining boats and the positions from 11 upwards are final.
The Medal Races, set for August 16 to 21, are sailed over a shorter course close in to the shore, with a
race ii. 1 1 1111 of approximately 30 minutes. Scores in the Medal Race are doubled (i.e. two points for first
place, four points for second place etc) and any penalty scores (i.e. crossing the line early, kinetics etc) are
calculated based on a fleet size of ten. The Medal Race is officiated by on-the-water umpires, with sailors
required to make any protests during the race. The top ten competitors'scores from the Medal Race are
added to their score from the opening series to
decide the final positions. Any ties in the overall
score at the end of the Medal Race shall be broken
in favor of the boat that recorded the better finish
in the Medal Race.
The 11 classes for the 2008 Olympics consist
of four classes for men, four for women and
three mixed classes that are open to both men
and women. New this year, the Neil Pryde RS:X
replaces the Mistral for both Men's and Women's
,il .. .. 1 i, and the Laser Radial replaces the Europe
as the Women's single-handed ii ,. ii, The other
classes will be sailed in Laser Standards, 470 for
both Men and Women, Stars, Yngling, 49er, Finn
and Tornado. This Olympics is the last for the
Tornado and a multihull boat.
Aguayo says, "I plan to arrive in China around
July 23rd, after taking some rest at home ii. II. i
regattas in Germany. It's been and will be such a
busy schedule. I'm trying to do the right 1in1 1.. to
be in top shape for the Games and represent my
country and the Caribbean region"
( .., 1. I. as one of the co-host cities of the
11ii. i Games, will be .. 1. iI.I i its own Opening
and Closing Ceremonies. These will take place the
day after and the day before the Ceremonies in
1iii i on August 9 and 23.
If you're not able to travel to China, stay
tuned to the live action by i iii. i http://www
ilin. -... 1/20303.php or http://E I. ,iir i )08.cn/
cptvenues/ I" '.. 1 1111,. I
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
based marine writer and registered dietitian.
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 35
16th ANNUAL SCOTIABANK
OPTIMIST REGATTA SET FOR
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD I PHOTOS BY DEAN BARNES
B ,, I ,,. I i ,,. i .I linewith nearly 100boats,
the Scotiabank Caribbean International
Optimist i ,i I has grown to be the
biggest little .i i I in the Caribbean."I'm excited
about this year's regatta and looking forward
to a great turnout," says .1 11i director, Cindy
Hackstaff "We're I 111. I junior sailors from all
three U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico, Venezuela,, i. I I~I Germany, Spain
and the U.S. mainland"'
A pre-regatta clinic has drawn increasing
participation over the years. Scheduled for June
16 to 18, coaches for the clinic will be Optisailor's
,.11'1 I 1' i1. 'Resano,Gonzalo'Bocha'Pollitzerand
Manuel 'Manny' Resano, as well as Leandro Spina
from the No Excuses ,ii I Team in Florida.
"The idea of the clinic is too offer high level
coaching to a wide range of skill levels, from
medium to high level sailors, with a coach to sailor
ratio of 8:1,' says Argy Resano. "The clinic will run
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and we will do two sessions,
morning and afternoon. Each session will have
I i ii. before going out and a video -* in,.i
after iiiI,.i This way we can set two different
goals each day, morning and afternoon"
The cost of the clinic is $225 for all registrants;
$200 for Green Fleet and Virgin Islands' residents,
and includes breakfast and lunch for the three days.
Chii i -.n 1 ii ..,.closedMay20th. Final -. 11 11ii 1 i.
takes place June 19. However, those that registered
prior to May 20th will have their names entered in a
special drawing to win top-notch ,II I gear.
The Sea Star Team Racing Regatta is also
scheduled for June 19.
"This isn't an official team racing event as we'll
have the clinic coaches c(. ,. iI 1 11. I the umpiring,"
says Hackstaff "But, it should be popular. Last year
we had eight teams register and we expect more
Entry fee fortheTeam Racing is $125 perteamof4
to 5 sailors. -- 11 11, i.' I closes at 5 p.m. on June 18.
The three-day 1 ii1 will kick off Friday June
20 and the caliber of racing should be hot.
Expected to compete are last year's Scotiabank
champion, Puerto Rico's Fernando -'. .-,ll. .. the
2006 Optimist North American champion, Puerto
Rico's Ivan Aponte; the 2007 Optimist North
American Champion, Puerto Rico's Raul Rios; and
the 2008 Optimist South American Champion, the
USVI's lan Barrows.
"We'll keep the Green Fleet closer to shore in
Cowpet Bay where they'll sail windward-leeward
courses and we'll take the Advanced Red, Blue and
White Fleets further offshore to sail trapezoidal
shaped courses," says Hackstaff "This gives each
fleet an area where they feel comfortable and
can be competitive"
Shore side activities include an opening Parade
of Nations, Welcome Pizza Party, DJ ii. iii and
Caribbean .ii iI festivitiesthatincludea ,11 11
and limbo dancing. The fun culminates with a
beachside BBQ brunch and Awards Ceremony
on June 22.
Trophies will be awarded to the top five
in each fleet and top three i( i ill Additional
prizes include the Commodore's Trophy and
Sportsmanship Award. The Sea Star Perpetual
Trophy will be inscribed with the names of the
sailors on the winning team racing team.
The .I entry fee includes an event T-shirt,
1, ,' .., ', ii 'bag, all meals from Thursday
June 19's i .., ,1,.i Party i.... ii Sunday
Brunch. The fee is $175 il..i. iii June 10th and
$200 after June 10th.
For more information, contact Cindy Hackstaff
at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Canfield at: wkcanfield@
gmail.com; Tel: 340-775-6320; Fax: 340-775-3600.
Or, for the Notice of ~- i II r i 11 1i ,.. Forms
and other information, visit the ,I web site
For charter boats, contact
Alisa Forester, Mcl ii. i iiiI
S Boat Works, 1-800-784-6478,
1-423-875-0740, Email: alias@
optistuff.com or http://www.
001 P li u .il ,-,i hotels and
charter companies for housing
include: Anchorage Beach
Resort* (1-800-8747897; www.
htm), Bolongo Bay Beach
Club (340 775 1800; www.
Beach Resort* (340 775 1000),
Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort
(340 777 7100; 1.i II, i,
com), and VIP Rentals (www.
tL *Ask for special Optimist
.111 1 rates. _
36 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 2008
l NAMED IN 2008
CAPE AIR C.O.R.T. SERIES
L to R: Angel Ayala, CORT director; Kim Corkran, Cape Air; Johnny Foster and John Foster,
St. Thomas, USVI, 2nd place Spinnaker Racing 2, Kirby 25, The Good, The Bad& The Ugly
In the Spinnaker Racing 1, St. Croix's Stanton brothers won aboard their
Melges 24, Devil 3.
St. Thomas' Chris Thompson drove his J/27, J-Walker to the top of
Spinnaker Racing 2, while Puerto Rico's Lazy Dog, a Beneteau First 40.7 driven
by Sergio Sagramosa, took Racer Cruiser.
Lastly, Puerto Rico's Fraito Lugo's Orion won the IC-24s, the USA's Steve
Schmidt's Santa Cruz 70, Hotel California Too, took Jib & Main, and St. Croix's
Chris Schreiber's Hobie 16 AutoWorld Express led Beach Cats.
"Cape Air is pleased to be the title sponsor of the 2008 Cape Air C.O.R.T
Series. We strive to be as quick and efficient in the air as sailors are on the
water," says Kim Corkran, Cape Air's community relation's manager. "We
love being involved with events such as these with our Caribbean island
destinations, the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.'
First place winners received two round-trip tickets to anywhere in the Caribbean
compliments of Cape Air. West Marine sponsored VHF Hand-Held Radios for first
place finishers, PFD's for second place and retractable beam lights for third.
Corkran adds, "We look forward to next year's C.O.RT, and until then, sail fast!"
Seventeen boats competed in the 2008 Cape Air C.O.R.T Series. www.sailcort.com
1. Devil 3, Melges 24,
Chris Stanton, St. Croix, USVI (4)
SPINNAKER RACING 2
1. J-Walker, J/27,
Chris Thompson, St. Thomas, USVI (6)
1. LazyDog, Beneteau First 40.7,
Sergio Sagramosa, Puerto Rico (7)
1. Orion, Fraito Lugo,
Puerto Rico (3)
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JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 37
f r_* )'
SAILING HUMOR I l
ME AND MY GUITAR
COPYRIGHT 2008 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
"I'm home schooled'1 Ioften tell people.
Then I start spinning them a typical
Fatty sea yarn with, "...you see, I grew up
aboard an old 52 foot Alden schooner...
The last part is true. The first part is false.
I wasn't home schooled. Nor did I attend
much 'regular' school either.. just a year here and
there as we cruised aboard our family schooner
Elizabeth. The bottom line: I only went to school
ashore for five or six years-and I slept iii .., Ii
much of that.
Which isn't to say I learned r, ..i i1 ,. i in the halls
of academia: I did... how to cheat, for example.
I always think of c i ,, i when I hear the term
And this is where I first got involved with
journalism. I was a cub reporter as a freshmen
at Gage Park H'.ii, and took that last part
Since I was a reporter I had access to
the newspaper's darkroom. When I printed
pictures and turned the iI ,ii ii.iii on, a 'i.ii,
outside the door said "PRINTING, DO NOT
ENTER!" In fact-in order to prevent people
from ruining our pictures and exposing our
expensive photographic paper-we locked
And, because it would get hot in there and there
were dangerous chemical fumes... there was a huge
ventilator fan which sucked out the air.. yippee!
There was even a convenient sink to throw up
into, if you were so inclined.
It was the only place in the school where a
student could lock a door.. AND not have to open
it immediately at a teacher's request.
Ah, itwas heaven in thereattimes.. manytimes...
why, I instructed a NUMBER of developing girls...
er, a number of female photographic apprentices
in the art of developing photographs!
...and all I had to do was pen a few stupid
stories now and then! (The only article I remember
was featured on Page Two of our April 1 issue...
and filled the entire page... with the i .i11m -
"E i 11i, ,.i I know about Sex" and my byline
of Gary G...... ,,.I i and the rest of the
...where was I? How do I get off on these
Ah, yes, I was explaining how I ended up an
uneducated oft. Example: if I'd have attended
school more often I'd have entitled this article"My
Guitar and I"which certainly sounds a little more
nose up in the air.
But I didn't.
I flunked journalism. I flunked Elih I, Hell, I
One teacher told me, while i. Ih i one of my
assignments, that I had a I~11 .iiii. i participle... and
I checked to see if my fly was opened.
And so I -1'i. I that I couldn't be a writer
because writers had to be ,i iiii.i and
See how foolish I was back then?
So I decided to become a songwriter instead.
I mean, if Dylan and Jagger were making it...
sheesh, why not me?
So I dashed out, bought a guitar, learned
three cords... and waited for the money to start
S 1111* I in .
I'm still iiiin.
...but while patiently iiimi i I discovered
that iiiII.i songs and playing music filled
a giant creative void in me... and that girls
Yes, a guitar-plucking, pimply-faced, long
haired, morose-looking teenage boy is almost as
popular as a ... l lljock-and much easier to be
fora guy like me... who finds it difficult to carry yet
a third ball down the field.
I don't know why girls find guitar players
attractive-but I'm more interested in the effect
than the cause.
...and being a songwriter.. why, I could'whisper
sweet r, ..1 iII .'in their ears until.. until.. we were
both so tired we had to lie down.
So for five or six years as a young man I played
guitar.. and had duets... with great passion.
38 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 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 Collected Fat".
However, once I started iiiii foraa i Ii,. the
driving 'need'to play ceased... and music ii 1i 1 il
faded from my life... for about 25 years. ("The
happiest years of my life,' sighs my wife Carolyn).
Then I bumped into Joe Colpitt in the Virgin
Islands. He's a boat-builder, designer and offshore
sailor. We hit it off immediately, mostly because
Joe was very quiet back then... and I didn't want
someidiot ill, I ii i togeta word in edgewise
while I was around... r ,.i .111. i worst than having a
couple of solid hours into a 111i. iii i monologue...
and some jerk ruins it with an inane comment like,
"..aren't your vocal cords tired yet?"
Anyway, one day Joe Colpitt said, "I think I'll
buy a guitar and become a singer"
Now, I hate to admit how sick and sadistic I can
be-but I blurt, "..sounds like good idea, Joe!"
Strangely, however, Joe soon learned to play
well... and to croon too!
I was shocked. All the stuff that Joe seemed
incapable of expressing in words were pouring
out of him... to rave reviews!
...he really was earning "..money for nutt'n and
the chicks for free!"
Now, fortuitously, just a few months before
this my wife had started saving up for a
mammogram. I .1 to say, this seemed a
tad one-sided to me and rather gender-biased
to boot... and I felt that perhaps that money
might be better used for... something we both
could participate in...
-11 i 1.11.. I that I could play and she could
stare up adoringly at.
...anyway I, too, soon bought a guitar, relearned
my three cords, and started ill i songs again.
...and I, too, was really amazed at how
passionately people felt about my music... why
the West Indians in the audience ,.i 111 i, rioted
when I played 'Dark Meat' for the first time at
Latitude 18 in Red Hook, St.Thomas! (Of course I'd
have rather earned their applause but, hey, I i i .
I'll have to work up to that).
But the real pay-off was personal: playing the
guitar soothed me. Instead of coming home and
kicking the cat across the boat... I'd just boot it a
couple of yards or so.
And it can be a real ice-breaker for a cruising
sailor. For example: within minutes of I iiIiI.i
to play music in primitive Vanuatu, I saw Chief
Tommy's jaw drop and heard him utter under his
putrid, fermented-breadfruit breath, "Fatty long
. *ii' (In pidgin,'long-long'means crazy).
Yes, there's no faster way I can convince
someone I'm off my-rocker than to play
I i1. Iutted Mama' and 'Handy, Handymon!'
Of course I have some strong ideas about
music and .....i iiiiI,. like, 'don't learn more
than three cords'because if John Prine can earn a
million bucks with 'em... so can I!
And my musical skills really come in handy if
we're having a party aboard and our guests won't
leave... just a couple of off key, super-draggy
stanzas of'Sad-eyed Lady of the Lowlands' have
them pole-vaulting into their i ii. 11*i I
-i. i,i now we're in Brunei, hanging out with
the sullens.. er, I mean.... Sultans!
Every time I go ashore, I bring my axe. It is really
lil. i ,i 11. ll io i,, to play with/for M uslims. I
mean, they sorta always i i... iil rock & roll was
the devil's music... here's I11. I proof!
I've been 'ii,,iii. i around with the princes (the
YC is full of'em, each with his own jumbo jet) that
I'd like to be invited to the Palace for a sleep over
with the Sultan's harem... but no luck so far
...I even added, "I'll bring my guitar," as a
sweetener.. but still no luck.
I try to accept this ii i iiii but it ain't easy...
since I know the Palace has 1,700+ rooms... why,
the i iil 1, i room alone sits 4,000! (They're small
in stature, the Brunies. The iih,,,. i room would
probably only seat 3,500 porky Westerners).
...anyway, we play a lot of music ashore. I'm
learning quite a bit. Some i 11.1 truly amaze me...
like when I play Jagger's Symphony for the Devil...
how fast the startled women in head-scarves can
run while i. 1 i their ears! -
Editor's note: Fatty and Carolyn are currently sailing
toward Singapore, recording bizarre traveling spots for
NPR along the way.
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 39
Poijing a [ore ntfor Poh YO\U iid \ our o oi[:
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
A growing number of folks are combining their love of land and sea by buying an
upscale residence in the Caribbean with a boat slip attached. One of them is Ralph
Gregory of Boulder, Colorado.
"We don't own a boat currently, but we charter all over the world,' says
Gregory, who has purchased a four-bedroom residence on Scrub Island, in the
British Virgin Islands."I love being out on the water and exploring the islands by
sea. But, in the end, living on a boat is still a bit like camping. That's why my wife
and I decided to by a residence on Scrub Island where we'd have a second home
ashore and still get to walk right out, jump in a boat, and island hop."
Historically, many desirable and successful communities have been connected
to water, says Mike Ryan, owner and developer ofThe Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman,
whose development, The Deckhouses-19 five-bedroom, five-bath gated single
family homes on a private island and with full access to the services and amenities
of The Ritz-Carlton-is planned for completion in 2009. "I just returned from
Singapore where there are several communities that incorporate water. It's very
difficultto do unlessyou are doing itatthe luxury level. Itis, however,the ultimate in
desirability. In most communities, where are the most expensive homes? They are
on the water,whether it's Palm Beach orAmsterdam orVenice. Peopleatthe leading
edge of resort design are finding ways to incorporate water and the high-end
market is responding."
Cayman Island's Deckhouses include
access to Ritz Carlton amenities
Joe Brown, vice president of sales for Mainsail Development
Group's (MDG) Scrub Island development, where 90 residences, a
full-service marina and amenities such as $2-million state-of-the-
art spa; eight swimming pools with waterfalls; restaurants; and
shopping village are near completion, agrees and adds,"The trend
is that those individuals that can afford to own a yacht want a place
to keep it. Hence, developments with marinas tend to be very
attractive. This is true in the Caribbean and all over the world."
40 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 2008
In the Lesser Antilles, adds Kerstin McConnell, owner/broker of Sea Glass Properties, which represents
Island Global \ iii,. i (IGY) Yacht Haven Grande residences on St. Thomas, "The opportunities for
boaters to have a residence at a marina have, heretofore, been very rare, lii l.. i. ii the desire to have a
land base near the boat slip is a near-universal one:
An essential appeal factor in properties such as this, says Darline Hillard, IGY's director of sales, "are
ease of accessible by boat or air, to live for short stays or long term and have the opportunity to venture
out and explore the islands. This is possible at our St. Thomas and '. ii il i properties:
St. Thomas'Yacht Haven Grande features 12 waterfront residences, each 2,000 square feet with three
bedrooms, three and a half baths, and signature amenities such as a custom-made plunge pool off the
master bedroom. Dedicated slips that the residence owners enjoy accommodate vessels up to 70 feet
in 1' I i, At the Altamer Resort on 1. iil i there are three luxury beachfront villas and six additional
villas set for completion by the end of 2009; each comes with an owner's slip.
What do prospective buyers need to know?
First of all, says The Deckhouses'Ryan,"Prospective buyers have to love the property because it's a place
that will be a spot to relax and enjoy time with your friends and family"
Sea Glass Properties'McConnell adds to this i,. .,i- i I "Proximity to one's yacht implies a yacht harbor,
a community, .- -11 11 i1 i along the model of the Mediterranean seaport with all the bustle and activity
and 'action'that implies, and a prospective owner ought to decide first that that is what they want and
not isolation and tranquility that is not part of a seaport I i,. i"
Beyond this, MDG's Brown, says,"Buyers need to find out if the slip is included? Can they purchase it?
Or, can they rent it? Also, what facilities are available at the marina? Full-service can mean many Ii 11. I Is
there a dry dock area nearby when hurricane season approaches? All of these items are a consideration
when purchasing a property with a marina."
Other than these points, says IGY's Hillard, "It's very much the same as purchasing a condominium or
residence in the US.There are certain local requirements that buyers must meetdepending on thejurisdiction,
however, we will work with our buyers and their counsel to satisfy any requirements that may exist"
Advantages to owning this unique type of property are many. "' i11 i1 i out of your home and
right on to your boat is the obvious advantage," says MDG's Brown. "Clients want convenience. Their
personal time is very limited and they want/need to have easy access to services like a marina. They
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get to know the marina management; they have
someone they can trust looking after their asset. It
also becomes an exclusive group which for many
owners is very important"
Sea Glass Properties' McConnell adds another
plus, "The condominium apartment is as trouble
free as a housing product can be in that it
allows one to come and go without 1 i ii i with
the one-off issues of security, maintenance, and
management that a stand alone home demands'
A prospective buyer doing their homework can
overcome ihl II i i, i i The Deckhouses Ryan
says, "You need to make sure that the value doesn't
deteriorate because the project is going in the
wrong direction. You need to make sure that the
quality is consistent.You need to make sure thatyou
are in a jurisdiction where you don't have problems
with titles. I believe that you should also make sure
thatyou are buying into an established market. You
will want to buy property in a place that will remain
desirable, whether it's Mayfair in London, Central
Park South in New York, or along the coastline in
certain sections of Palm Beach. Remember that
the'newest, latest, 11 II I i,,, i may simply be a
passing fad and values can decline I 'i II,"
Lastly, adds MDG's Brown, "Cost can be a
ii i ., i i I Because of the limited nature of
this type of real estate product, only so many
homes and marina slips, when they're gone...
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T three teams from
Puerto Rico and
their coach rigged
up Snipes and competed .
in the XLII Annual Don
Q Regatta in Miami, April
5th i, ,... il 7th. Puerto
Rico is I. III. i its Snipe
fleet in preparation for the
XXI Central American and
Caribbean Games (CAC)
to be held in '- -
Snipe, Sunfish, J24, Hobie
16, ll 1... I and Lasers
sailors from ii...li. .,ii
Central America and the
Caribbean will flock to
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
along with swimming
and track and field
athletes to compete. The
CAC Games, the world's
oldest regional athletic Si *
competition, are held ^ ^
every four years and have
grown into an athletic festival of over 7,000 competitors from 32 countries.
Many of the athletes are Olympic aspirants.
Skipper Jorge ii 1.. ..; beaming smile is just one sign of pride that his
home country won the bid to host the CAC Games and how fortunate he
is to have represented Puerto Rico in the 2006 CAC Games, as well as the
Sunfish Worlds in 2001 where he finished 11 th. The sailor from Ponce Yacht
and Fishing Club in southern Puerto Rico, where it is always windy, raced
with crew Gabriel Bonnine in heavy air on Miami's Biscayne Bay. The regatta
marked the first time that Bonnine and many of the Puerto Rican sailors had
sailed ..., Ii I as a team and have participated in such a large Snipe -i iil i
Jesus Rodriguez, Ricardo Minus, EnriqueTorruella and Ricardo Papa raced the
other two Puerto Rican entries.
As the team gears up for the CAC Games, they are I ,ii. i assistance
from one of the strongest Snipe fleets in the world, the Miami fleet. 2007 US
Snipe National Champion, Ernesto Rodriguez, has been making regular trips
to Puerto Rico to teach eager sailors the finer points of tuning and racing a
Snipe. For ,iil i ..i learning from one of the best Snipe sailors in the world,
"is a great opportunity and is helping everyone on the team to get a lot
better" Rodriguez and crewmate, Megan Pace, finished second in the Don Q
Regatta tied on points with legendary Snipe sailor Augie Diaz and Kathleen
Tocke. Past Snipe World Champions Peter and Connie Comette, won the
closely contested regatta by less than one point. The top three teams were
The Don Q Regatta is the second regatta in the Snipe Winter Circuit in
which many Snipe teams race in the Snipe Midwinter Championship in
Clearwater, Florida, pack up their boats and head to Miami for three days of
racing and then ship their boats to Nassau, Bahamas for the Bacardi/Gamblin
Memorial Series hosted by Royal Nassau liI i Club.
Each of the Snipe Winter Circuit regattas has its time-honored traditions.
The Diaz family and Coconut Grove ihII. i Club have hosted the Don Q
Regatta since its inception shortly after Gonzalo Diaz Sr, affectionately
known as The Old Man ii .i... ii..11 the Snipe world, and his wife, Carmen,
arrived in Miami from Cuba. The Old Man organizes the racing and Carmen
and her crew take care of the landside activities 1, Iil.iii. serving up a
traditional Cuban meal and Don Q Daiquiris .11. i. I racing on Saturday.
Location, tradition, great race management and fantastic ,iIh. I conditions
draw sailors to what has become one of the largest annual .1 i on the
worldwide Snipe calendar.
Fi ii.. 1. I the Don Q, Snipe liI,. i resumes in Nassau where the Royal
Nassau liI i Club pulls out all of the stops to host the finale of the series.
After racing in the morning, sailors return to the club for lunch and a bit of
relaxation and then head out for afternoon iiI i on Montague Bay. Fashion
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Europe sailed in the inaugural Virgin
Islands Race Week (VIRW), a 10-day
team-up this year of the International Rolex
Regatta held in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Islands, March 28-30, and the British Virgin
Islands Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival,
hosted out of Tortola & Virgin Gorda, March
31 to April 6.
Brisktrade winds in both 1 ii .added to the
(c11 iI ,. 1 and excitement this year In the end, it
was Bill Alcott's Andrews 68 Equation, and Rick
Wesslund's J120 El Ocaso on top.
"Combining the two best Caribbean regattas
into a race series that provides fun for both crews
and families is a logical and a great idea,' said
Alcott, from Detroit, 'i I,. i As it was Alcott's
idea, put forth six years ago and hilli. I in the
formation of the BVI i,. Ii Festival in 2002, it is
only ,-1ii. i that he won his class in the inaugural
event that finally joined all three events.
Equation, El Ocaso Winners of the
Inaugural Virgin Islands Race Week
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Alcott, as top IRC-handicap yacht, won a week's complimentary stay at the new, oceanfront
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove, in St. Thomas and certificates for dinners at local restaurants Havana Blue,
Lotus and Fat Boy's.
"We really liked the idea of combining Rolex and the two BVI events into one vacation holiday," said
Wesslund, of Key West, Florida, who topped the CSA (Caribbean iii ,. I Association) handicap class.
Wesslund received a week for two compliments of the Bitter End Yacht Club, on Virgin Gorda
1,, I, I meals and full amenities. Alcott and Wesslund also won a one-year subscription to ClearPoint
L ii Definition Weather.
Other entries included Minnie the Voocherand MoonRaker, both Kerr 11.3s from the United i. I.., 1
that competed in VIRW, as did I a Reichel-Pugh 36 driven by Stuart-Bowen Davies; Xpresso,
an X Yacht 412 skippered by Marc i ... .. I Im Luxury Girl, the BVI's Guy Eldridge's Beneteau 10R; and
Steve Schmidt's Santa Cruz 70, Hotel
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In the British Virgin Islands hundreds of sailors
1, 1i, I at Trellis Bay, located on Beef Island, to
celebrate the full moon. Trellis Bay is a beautiful
and well protected anchorage complimented by
an artsy and hip shoreline. Sailors love to anchor
here year round, but on full moons they sail in by
the boat-loads to enjoy the festive atmosphere of
the Fi i ll Full Moon Party.
The Fi I ll Full Moon Party is a family
oriented celebration sponsored by Aragorn's
Studio and the Trellis Bay Cybercafe. It features
local musicians, a BBQ buffet, stilt walkers, and
local artist Aragorn Dick-Read's I ,,,,,i 11. I ill.
and sculptures located on the beach and on
stands in the water.
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and were fortunate to
attend the F, I ll Full
Moon Party. We all enjoyed
a local band, who kept us
dancing all night under
the full moon's spell, to
tunes such as their own
version of Alicia Keys' No
One, Bob Marley's classics,
and other great Calypso,
Reggae and Soca tunes.
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the ,,ih I lifestyle really is.
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that we should not wait
any longer to let go of our
for a while, because moments like this is what life
is all about.
do not celebrate every full moon with joy. If you
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escapade around a full moon:
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and web developer who currently lives in Puerto Rico
and enjoys sailing aboard his family's Hunter 376
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 47
2008 BVI Spring Regatta
& Sailing Festival
BY CAROl iVl. BARFi 'IHF I I.'-
Winds gusting past
30 knots figured in many a bar-side yarn at this year's BVI Spring
Regatta & Sailing Festival raced March 31-April 6 out of Nanny Cay
Marina on Tortola. Beyond the weather, there was an interesting
mix of stories that highlighted what's new and what's happening
throughout the Caribbean racing scene.
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Melges 24s Multiplying.
Puerto Rico's Efrain 'Fraito' Lugo, aboard Orion, gave the class a run for its money this year, 11 111. I a p
full 14 points ahead of second place competitor, the BVI's Robby Hirst aboard Mio Broadband. "I think c
the newer conversions (boats) are faster than the older boats,' says Lugo, who admits that good starts ((
and consistent top five finishes in races I' II I Orion's success. Lugo certainly knows 1,,i 1IIi. I about
newly converted IC24s. He's not only ,iI. I one, but he's converted eight J/24s himself in his yard in a
Ponce."We have enough boats to practice against one another now, and that makes a difference" More tl
conversions may be on the horizon in Puerto Rico, Lugo says, but at the same time,"We don't want to kill e
our J/24 fleet 'This is especially true since the J/24, not IC24, is a class in the Central American Caribbean n
Games to be held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in 2010. t
Lost Horizon III Found! Competitive Caribbean sailors were sad to see ,' i,. i i James Dobbs tl
take a hiatus from racing last season. Gloom gone, Dobbs is back. This time, he's got a J/122, and he's v
opted for Spinnaker Racer Cruiser rather than Spinnaker Racing."The boat was built in France and then T
delivered to Curacao,"says Nikola Pears, Dobb's partner "That wasn't in the plan and it was a tough 600 d
mile sail to windward in 35 knots to get her to St. Maarten. In fact, we arrived just one day before the s
regatta. We'd never seen the full mainsail until this point as we had it triple reefed the entire delivery"
Lost Horizon III won its class in St. Maarten, and again at the International Rolex I il I The BVI Spring N
i. I was another story.There was a lost mast before even I i III underway the first day and James n
came down with the flu and sat out the last race day. No matter."We'll be back next year," says Pears. a
Taino Wind God Nice Name, No Help. Dave West, a Great Lakes sailor who transplants to the
Tortola six months of the year, saw Trinidad's Tim Kimpton's Melges 32, Crash Test Dummies, last year, c
and liked what he saw. He liked it so much he ..'.,. i' Ii same make and model for his own. Little did b
West know how spot-on the name of his new Melges 32 would be."Jurakan was the Taino God of wind,"
says West, who admitted the blustery gusts didn't bother him, his crew or his boat
any. "The boat's i 'iii Sure, we crashed a few times, but we didn't break i, ii 11.1 I
Jurakan unfortunately didn't answer West's prayers for a win. He finished fourth in
the highly competitive Spinnaker Racing B class, with the Trinis on Bmobile Enzyme
-with Kimpton as crew -in first place.
Better Late Than Never. If there were a prize for the most miles sailed in t
a racing day, St. Croix's Stanton Brothers -Chris, Peter, Scott -and their crew '
aboard the Melges 24, Devil 3, would have won."We set off from St. Croix Thursday
morning and had to turn back because it wasn't safe,' says Chris, who skippered.
"So, we headed out again at 6 a.m. yesterday, cleared customs in Road Town,
picked up a crew member at Nanny Cay and headed right out to the course. The
race committee was nice enough to fill us in on the course and we raced the last t
race' Luckily, Devil 3 was able to get two glorious day of racing in before retracing T
their sail back to St. Croix. While they didn't take home first in class at BVI, they did
ick up a first place trophy in the I., I ii i i, ,i I i
lass for the Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle
C.O.R.T) series. Definitely worth the trip!
What's In A Name? Hear the name'Pipedream'
nd you know it's the BVI's Peter Haycraft out on
he course with his Sirena 38. A peek at the
ntry lists for Spinnaker Racer-Cruiser F shows
o Pipedream in sight, but Haycraft wouldn't miss
he running of his favorite hometown regatta for
he world. In fact, he said his tried-and-true class
/inning yacht incognito, under the name World
our. Son, Chris Haycraft, explains:"Paul Miller, who
oes the scoring, always uses Pipedream as the
cratch boat. As a result, we get asked all the time
are you going to Grenada? 'are you going to St.
aarten? 'are you going to Cowes!'The answer is
o, but I i,.. ii id I'd call us World Tour this year as
joke for Paul'" --
arolM. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
ased marine writer and registered dietitian.
The Bmobile Enzyme
crew from Trinidad
1. Storm, Reichel-Pugh 44, Peter Peake, Trinidad (12)
2. OystercatcherXXVI, Humphreys 42,
Richard Matthews, UK (17)
3. Equation, Andrews 68, Bill Alcott,
Michigan, USA (21)
1. BMobile Enzyme, Henderson 35,
Peter Bailee/Paul Solomon, Trinidad (15)
2. CacciaAla Volpe, Vallicelli 44,
Carlo Falcone, Antigua (25.9)
3. Minnie theMoocher, Ker 11.3,
Anthony Richards, UK (27)
1. Mad V, Grand Soleil 50,
Clive Llewellyn, France (14)
2. Global Yacht Racing, Beneteau 47.7,
Malcolm Gefter, UK (16)
3. Three Harkoms, Beneteau 44,
Christopher Lloyd, BVI (36)
1. Silver, Melges 24, Morgan Dale, St. Croix, USVI (15)
2. Devil3, Melges 24,
Chris Stanton, St. Croix, USVI (26)
3. Crew Clothing/Carib/HIHO, Melges 24,
Frits Bus, St. Maarten (27)
1. J-Walker, J/27, Chris Thompson,
St. Thomas, USVI (11)
2. KosaLoka, Olson 30, Kike Gonzales,
Puerto Rico (19)
3. Good, Bad&Ugly, Kirby 25,
John Foster, St. Thomas, USVI (31)
SPINNAKER RACER CRUISER F
1. ElOcaso, J/120, RickWesslund, Florida, USA (8)
2. LazyDog, Beneteau First 40.7,
Sergio Sagramoso, Puerto Rico (28)
3. Pipedream, Sirena 38, Peter Haycraft, BVI (29)
PERFORMANCE CRUISING A
1. StayCalm, Swan 70, Stuart Robinson, USA (7)
2. BadWine, Beneteau First 40.7,
Peter Krol, Netherlands (7)
3. Coyote, Beneteau First 40.7,
Franco Nanni, Italy (14)
PERFORMANCE CRUISING B
1. Augustine, Tony Sayer,
Beneteau First 42, Antigua (5)
2.Xpresso, Marc Noordhoek, X412, Netherlands (10)
3. Nepenthe, J/40, Robert Read, UK (11)
JIB & MAIN
1. Hotel California Too,
Santa Cruz 70, Steve Schmidt, USA (5)
1. Joyce Smith, Moorings 51.5,
Anthony Mack, UK (9.3)
2. Justice, Beneteau Oceanis 473,
Justin Barton, UK (11)
3. Team Fimmecci, Moorings 494, Netherlands (17)
1. Acadia's Southern Comfort,
Beneteau Oceanis 460, Bert Keenan, USA (4)
2. Chess, Beneteau Oceanis 460,
Jan Soderberg, USA (8)
3. Rudy, Beneteau 37, MarkThompson, USA (16)
1. Orion, Fraito Lugo, Puerto Rico (34)
2. Mio Broadband, Robby Hirst, BVI (48)
3. bMobile, Fred Reubeck, BVI (59)
1. BlewBayou, Manta 42, Charles McCormick, USA
1. AutoWorldExpress, Hobie 16,
Christopher Schreiber, St. Croix, USVI
2. Islandsol.net, Hobie 16, Paul Stoeken,
St. Thomas, USVI
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 49
I New classes, sails, and itineraries
T he HIsIn t ,. I New for 2008 is the Formula class. Participants in this class will compete
2008 is gearing courses making for an 1,I- Ir race. The Formula class will undertake some
up to take place in separate starts & finishes and the results will count for the US' i.Id f this. I
the British Virgin National Race Tour (NRT). Equipment for all classes is available for rent from
Islands June 29 July the organizers.
6, when .I s, i. racers will compete in class races from one island to This year, racers and the fleet of captained Moorings yachts will make
the next whilst nonracers follow the route aboard captained Moorings a lunch stop at Mosquito Island in Virgin Gorda's North Sound. Also on the
catamarans, which serve as'home'for the week. itinerary is the famous 14 mile reach beyond the horizon to Anegada. Two
Introducing a new racing category, faster sails, and new additions to the races down the famed Sir Francis Drake Channel are also planned for this year
itinerary for 2008, the organizers are determined to make this the perfect "Our opening party this year will be on Vixen Point in Virgin Gorda and a
pre cursor to next year's 30th anniversary. beach start the .11. m. I day will kick off the series of island to island races
For inter island racing, the organizers have chosen to introduce the Kona for the coming week' says organizer Andy Morrell.
fleet to accommodate a wider range of abilities. The long board category H III ii,. I Spring HIHO caters to individuals, groups and families with a
class will compete under Kona one design rules and participants will be kid's camp and land based activities planned for non racing adults. Lunches
assigned to one of three classes: Light weight (5.8m sail) 64.9k ( I II. are set up on beaches ahead of time and after a decent break, its on to the
Medium weight (7.4m sail) 65 85k (143 187 11. Heavy weight (9.0m sail) next anchorage ready for dinner and a night of partying.
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compete on identical BICTechno 283 boards. Racers in this class may use any event organizer is Ocean Promotions.
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Sailing with Charlie BY JULIAN PUTLEY
JULIAN PUTLEY ISTHE AUTHOR OF"THE DRINKING MAN'S GUIDE TO THE BVI"AND"SUNFUN CALYPSO."
ASKING FOR TROUBLE
You could almost write a book on Caribbean
weather Whether a weather forecast will be
accurate is a good question and many visitors
are clearly put out when forecasts are way off
a not unusual occurrence.
Last week Charlie was out with an American
family on a 44-ft catamaran called Sunny Daze.
It rained every single day but there were sunny
spells so Charlie was able to point out to his
distressed guests that the weather forecast
was actually correct because it had used the
tried and true foolproof system called the
'percentage rn Ii....i ...I... 1 i now il 1 .
rattle off all the locations in their forecast area
with a ten, twenty, thirty per cent etc. likelihood
of rain and then smugly say,'told you so' I have
never heard a single forecast say'zero chance of
rainfar too risky.
On the first day Charlie was iii ,. I close-hauled
up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the North
Sound. The forecast had mentioned scattered
showers and winds to 20 knots but the 30 knots
and seas to 8-ft had them all a bit surprised.
Green water was sweeping across the decks, spray
soaking everyone even on the bridge deck. Every
ten minutes a violent squall would slam the boat
and the double reefed main would have to be
eased,"They didn't show this in the brochure,' said
Dad as the seawater dripped off his nose whilst
S11,. i ,. I spray reddened his eyes. Twelve year old
daughter, Abbie, puked up all over the cushions
and when Charlie heard a crash in the i III he
decided to change course and head for Norman
Island's i.' ii
The weather continued wet and blustery for
most of the week with winds in the 20 to 30 knot
J d. *
range with constant squalls. Charlie tried to
cheer up his guests, "The worst day in the BVI is
better than the best day up north,' he said. "At
least it's not cold." He suppressed a shiver and
,, i11 I the collar of his foul weather jacket up
a little higher The tourists were not impressed.
LaterCharliemanageda I q .. I i I ii, I
several batches of Painkillers in the blender
Two days before the charter was to end the
weather forecast for the .11. I day stated
that there would be only a ten percent chance
of showers. The day turned out to be beautiful,
almost a brochure day, with only scattered
showers. Dad was the cynical one i .... I. ll He
kept turning a weather eye to the east and
every fluffy cumulus cloud was a potential
hurricane. "I'II never rent Sunny Daze again,' he
said."Its asking for trouble." -
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I our or more times a week,
Stew Leonard saunters down to the
boathouse of his villa on the shore of
Simpson Bay Lagoon, fires up the two
V12 Caterpillar Diesel engines on the
speedboat, and takes his wife out for a
bite to eat. In less time than it takes
to throw together a Tuna Carpaccio,
the 70ft boat is pulling into a bay at
Anguilla or St Barths. Why does he do
this? Because he can.
Leonard made his fortune by .111. i,,. i up the
small family dairy store with seven employees in
1969 to.,. ,' ,ini ..'I brand with 2,000+ employees.
The store ethos is that the customer is always right,
and that it should be a fun place to shop and work.
The same enthusiasm and attention to detail
went into CarpeDiem, the $4 million, 1800hp carbon
epoxy water weapon that Leonard took three years
to develop along with designer John Cosker of
Florida's Mystic Power Boats. Currently, it is a one-of
out boats like this tor three years because I wanted
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out boats like this for three years because I wanted
to buy one. I had a Magnum for 10 years and
kept making notes of what I would do"'The most
distinctive feature of the boat is the single-molded
canopy, but the control panel is equally striking.
"The dials that have lii11 I ,. ii. -information are
in color"says Leonard."Caterpillar hasn't even released
those yet. John [Cosker] went to a boat show and
... ii' 1i i i ,1 right off a demonstration booth!"
Most of all, i .., i the boat is remarkably fast.
On the last day of March's St Maarten Heineken
Regatta, Leonard put up Carpe Diem as a press
boat and took a pack of hacks out to a markerjust
off the Lowlands in the, i. ill 1 Channel. Usually,
this would mean lurching around in the swell,
,i II ... 1 ii ,. i as photographers scuttle between
port and starboard. But no; the powerboat
throbbed complacently above the waves, close to
the action but nimble enough to roar out the way
of approaching yachts.
Then came the return to Marigot...touching
a top speed of 80mph, the 57, '"" II.. powerboat
simply obliterated Marigot Bay. Instead of a bone
jarring,' II 1 11111i wave-smacker of a return in
the vein of one of Mystic's 210mph Catamarans,
Carpe Diem merely parted the surf like Moses,
i.i, I11 ,,. i I ii Ithe water like a torpedo. The raw
power of the Caterpillar engines made the epoxy
hull/deck hum and shimmer, yet Cosker at the
helm barely had to nudge the wheel.
The boat's 1,000 i 11i. .II gas tank gives a range
of some 600 miles, but Leonard sees Carpe Diem
exclusively as a day tripper, despite the cabin and
SI11I below decks. "A lot of people buy a boat
at the boat show because their wife loves the
interiors,' says Leonard. "We don't plan to use it as
a condominium. We go out almost every day and
can get to, I. i .11 i in ten minutes. There are about
35 good restaurants on the water between, I,. 1 iii I
and St Barths and we never tie up at a dock'
The not 1, I.1ii, 1i price tag makes this a
hard one to place, liiI ... li taking orders will be
the job in St Maarten of No Limits Yacht Charters.
But for the ultimate powerboat, this model gets
some serious on-the-water envy. -y.
Nick Marshall is an English journalist living on St. Maarten
who was consultant editor of All At Sea from 2003 to 2005.
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Wire swaging to 5/8" 16mm
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Surveys and evaluations of spars and rigging
Large inventory of exotic and cruising cordage
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Six-monthly and Annual Services carried out
Yacht Preparation services for deck cargo at the Part of St. John's
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Phone: ,268) 562 1294 Fax: (268) 463 8575 VHF 68
H azelton arrived in the Caribbean in 1967 and has had such nautical
ventures as 'Captain Crunch's Glass Bottom Boat, running dinner
cruises around St Martin, salvage operations, and i I ii .i a schooner
for charter. n1990 he bought his current vessel, Sindbad, a 1930 Dublin
registered ("mywife is Irish and all aboard are Irish,") i. ,ini i 1.I I ("totake
advantage of new EU laws,") cargo ship.
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An Art Gallery on a Boat?
MEET DOUGLAS HAZELTON
BY PENNY LEGG 2008
SELF-TAUGHT ARTISTS FREQUENTLY
SURPRISE WITH THEIR WORK. CANADIAN BORN
DOUGLAS HAZELTON HAS BEEN PERFECTING
HIS SCULPTURE IN WOOD AND METAL SINCE
HE BEGAN EXPERIMENTING IN 1970.
from fish with iridescent
patinas to Pelicans. Prices
start at US$1500 for
Douglas outlines the
S11 ,, I ,II. I behind his work by
saying, "My philosophy for
my work today is that I feel
that this world is made up of
rubbish. E 1I .i.. I we buy
has a date on it and it dies
S.ii 1 I. i..i I i ii e.Weare happytothrowitaway
,,,. .,, ,,,..,II, .., i I am so pleased with my work
S i 'i II 11 iI iid silverand it is proud. These are
111 ...l,,, ,I I I 1,. I 1.., hIi ;o lve, do n't h II ii ii I they are
.. 1..I .. I I i ,I ,.I I i ..,.I tim e. Youcanthrow itintothesea
,,.I ,.., I,,,I i i ii ,, I ,, r and it w ill still be in good nick.
.Ih l 1 1 I .1.1 ..I i .. I ..1,, 1,i i,.i not'throw aw ay'Thisis
. ,ii i.., I. I i i Iife isspentrepairing piecesofjunk
II ,, ..ii ,, ,.. .,,. I I I 1. i i s, m otors and such like"
I ... I I l ,, I *..I lie Art Lovers Association on St
,, 'i,, ii i1 1 1ii n III 1iI.1 one work by each of its fifty
Ii i I, i ii.. I .I 111, ing more of an artist's work can
S visit the individual's studio.
i ,.. I Douglas' recent exhibition
St Martini' In 1996 displayed twenty two works on
Douglas and his family set off around the world board his I iII I on Sindbad
in 11.- ii.1, 11 1 11, I the ten year trip with his and attracted several hundred
metal sculptures. visitors. "It was non stop,
"I have been i. II.1 I a long, long time,"' he says. fantastic,"' he enthuses grinning.
"I even tried some stainless steel artwork twenty five "A great idea and now I am
years ago. If you have a steel ship you have to know i ,Ih,.I the ship The Art C. III
howtoweld. Copperjustcame ii 11111 I love copper, _" ''Ship .... I will probably do
silver and silver brazing. This is different 1. Ill I done a couple more shows"
with a brazing torch, I,,, I the copperand repousse, p
i- 1 I,. I and/or punching the copper from the back ,
to emboss the surface), then I. I it I... II I with
silver solder British-born PennyLegg hasaregular
"I made a turtle shell from old copper nails column 'Thoughts of an Expat' in
from a wooden boat, heated up, pounded flat The Anguillian, www.anguillian.
com She writes for magazines and
and made the plates for a L, I I 1ll Turtle, like a shingle effect.' Most of newspapers in the Caribbean, US and UK. She loves to take the photographs which
the ten pieces Douglas makes a year are inspired by the sea and range accompany her work. She is married with oneson and currentlylives onAnguilla.
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 55
the iA Scbooper
S ir isbo
2oo8 Apti ua Classics
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2008
This year saw the largest Antigua Classics to date with
nineteen schooners out of the 73 entries. Along with the
big four magnificent schooners, the two J-boats, Ranger and
Velsheda vied for attention, all drawing the largest press
ever to attend the Antigua Classics.
VI \, ---
Picture yourself iii.... i behind the wheel
of one of the big four, say, Eleonora, a Herreshoff
i ii schooner, the exact replica of the famous
1910 schooner Westward. Your eye sweeps along
the seemingly i 1,.i clean, uncluttered decks
with their very low deck houses, past the main
and foremast, finally iii i at the tip of the long
bowsprit. Your heart cannot but help dance at the
grace of this almost dainty-looking schooner.
Or perhaps you would want to take the helm of
Altair, the 108-foot William Fife i ii schooner built
in 1931 with a nearly identical rig to Eleonora's but
very different on deck with her long, lean stern
and solitary deck house. C ,n i.., li i ."include
a bronze vent on top of a hatch and fine leather
w ork i. ..,. 'i. 1i such
as the leather guards
on the lines .. 1. ii, i the
Then again, you just
might want to handle
the wheel of Adela, the
147 foot Storry staysail
schooner built in 1995
which reflects the
modern use of stainless
steel where normally
bronze is used, such as
the engine controls, her
I phin striker and the "seat?"
h top and toward the end of
I i bowsprit.
But you must not ignore
II stately and most elegant
anti, the 105-foot Henry
.,iber staysail schooner
1h her black hull, sturdy
1, 1 .... and exquisite
I, Imsman's seat formed by a
Iale's tail. Gold iii.i sea
II gons adorn her bow as do
.1.iler designs by her stern.
I1. ,I 11 I II lothe2008officialsponsors:
Panerai, Boat International, Ocean World, Bachus
Divine Wines, Gleeds, i111'. 1 I, Yacht Club Marina &
Resort, i,1.' ii ,,, & Barbuda National Parks Authority,
North Sails Caraibe, Portland Yacht Services,
Inc, Chippy Fine Yacht Woodwork, Woodstock
Boatbuilders and Carib Bean Coffee Roasters.
Also kudos and thanks to the Race Committee
boat and officers and to the hardworking and
gracious volunteers of the, 1.1' i, I Yacht Club.
These schooners are each unique treasures
that excite and thrill us. May they keep our
hearts 'i.ill, with pleasure and appreciation of
their exquisite beauty and elegance
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56 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 2008
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The marina is adjacent to shopping, restaurants and a good supermarket. Within walking distance of a
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One of eA
St. Lucia Youth Team
Wins J24 Class at Bequia
Having pitted themselves against some of the best helms in the South Caribbean J24
circuit, and in particular the two previous Bequia winners of 2006 and 2007, the St.
Lucia Youth Team realized what a task they had ahead of them. Undaunted and with
consistent scores and good team work, they kept in the top five and pulled it off!
In their own words this was their action plan:
On the 18th of March, after much preparation, a
team of four St Lucian Youth sailors set off with
their coach Ben Todd to Bequia Easter Regatta
with high hopes of iii iii. i in the top half of
the fleet. The swell forecast for the Thursday of
that week nearly called the trip to a halt with
coach and parents expressing their concern as
to the safety of the youth sailors. The call was
made to leave a day earlier to avoid the swell,
and the team departed at approximately 10pm
on the 18th.
The race boat J24 Attitude was kindly
provided by Charles Devaux and towed down
to Bequia by Christian -I i11n.1 of Free Spirit
Charters. The sailors helped to sail the towing
boat down the island through the night. At 8
a.m. the next day, the team arrived in Admiralty
Bay Bequia in SVG.
The team then had only two days to train
.. 1ii, for the regatta and worked extremely
hard on crew workand boat ii . i techniques.
The team amalgamated very quickly and soon
had the important manoeuvres running smoothly
Friday the 21st of March brought the first
event, a 3 and a 12 hour coastal race. At the start,
11 boats from various Caribbean nations lined
up 1111i ih for position on the start line. These
boats included some .'. i illn. Ii teams from St
Lucia-former Olympian Mike Green on Unbridled
and previous regatta winner Nick Forsberg on
Jobal-as well as James, i..I. I I from Trinidad &
Tobago and boats from Grenada, Barbados, and
Martinique. The race ran in winds reaching 25knts
and a long hard course tested all the boats and
crews. At the finish the team was surprised and
extremely pleased to finish in second.
The next day took place within Admiralty Bay
around a smaller but technical course.The racing
again was hard fought and, with renewed vigour
and determination, the team secured two more
second places. Despite snapping a spinnaker
pole, the team was lying in second position
(. i ill at the end of day two. This alone was
causing a stir in the race camp as people were
asking the question-who these kids were and
where they had come from. The team had no
hesitation to tell of their Lucian nationality and
of their age!
At the start of the final day, the start of the first
race was ..i.i.11 i I well by the helm of the boat
and after the first upwind leg the team were in first
place around the marker buoy. This remained the
same until the last upwind to the finish when the
main sheet sheared off-not a quick repair-and
the team ended up with a fifth position in that
race. On paper, first place i. ll now seemed out
The final race was longer with some of
the cruising class on the same course; this
presented a further c(, i1l i i. but also gave rise
to opportunities to make big gains on other
boats. After one lap of the course and on the
final upwind leg to the finish, the team were
in first position being chased hard by Nick
Forsberg and Mike Green. The team held their
SL to R, Eric, Freddy,
Ben, Anthony & Charlie
own to the last ,i li~,i that
,1. '11 desired, and deserved,
Back on the shore the team,
Ecstatic with a race win and
Second ii. I found that the
i..ll. i boat had false started
over the I iI ,, i line and been
disqualified from that race. This
meant that after a long six days
of training and racing the team
got the ultimate reward for hard
work and sound preparation and
won the Bequia Easter s i 1 yI 2008.
Special thanks go to Charles Devaux,
Commodore of the St. Lucia Yacht Club, for
ui.. i w. the use of Attitude and a set of very
expensive racing sails, to Christian -I 111.1., for
ferrying the team to and from Bequia with his
charter boat, and Bill Simmons for supplying free
accommodation in Bequia for the team.
The response from the organizers was fantastic;
everyone seemed so pleased to see young sailors
do so well against such a wealth of experience
and talented senior sailors, and most importantly
sailors from our island, St Lucia. -
J24 ATTITUDE IN FIRST,
BEQUIA EASTER REGATTA 2008:
Frederic Sweeny, Helm, age 19
Charlie Daher, Jib/Spinnaker, 17
Eric Simmons, Jib/Spinnaker, 17
Anthony Clavier, Pit, 21
Benjamin Todd, Foredeck, 25
Submitted by Ben Todd, Coach, St. Lucia Yacht Club
Sailing Program www.stluciayachtclub.com
58 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 2008
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Weather was a concern with high winds and
seas in the forecast, causing concern for many
enthusiasts, but sailors and non-sailors came out
The weekend filled event began on Thursday
evening of the 20th at race headquarters, the
F II l i I i II .1 1 .,ii i i.. IIi>)ersseekingcrew,
ini Iiin I rum, and more rum, of course. This year,
hosts of the Bequia ,iiII I Club were impressed
by the record turn-out of 45 yachts i iiii,. I from
other island nations- St. Lucia, Grenada, III.ii I
Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, and Martinique-as
well as from the USA, UK, Germany and Canada.
I took in the first day's race at Bequia's
main harbor, Port Elizabeth, where boats were
divided into four classes: J/24, 1 .... Racing
and cruising. The next day, over at Friendship
Bay, located on the Eastern side of the island,
I Ii i. I boat races were taking place. These boats,
known as double-enders, range from 12 to 28
feet. Bequia's I Iii. i boats were joined by peers
from Mayreau, Canouan and Carriacou. The race
concluded at Paget farm, on the southern side
of the island, where the -. .n 11. II I day's race was
scheduled to take place. Meanwhile, at the Port,
yachts were going at each other bow to bow.
On Lay Day, Sunday, onshore the vibes were
I. III. I as the crowd I iii I around to take part
in novelty competitions: beer drinking, .n1 i 1 1i,
and .... I 1 ll among other games. Monday, for the
.1 i, finale, boat racers took to their respective
places on shore or horizon, while under the almond trees in Port Elizabeth, the capital was alive with
activities: Coal Pot L. i lii,. i Coconut Tree Cii l ii I and Dry Cry Competition, just to name a few.
Prizegiving was a celebration of drinks for the competitors, compliments of its annual sponsors:
Mountain Top Spring Water, Heineken and Mount Gay Rum. In the Racing Class, Category skippered by
Richard Szyjan, took first place (. i II In the J/24 class, St. Lucians dominated, taking first, second and
third places. In Cruising Class 1, Petit Careme, Skippered by Rawle Barrow, swooped in to claim the only
first place victory i i Ill for Trinidad and Tobago, and Hot Chocolate won Cruising Class 2. FII, il Bequia
double-enders dominated the first places in all categories except class 4.
Submitted by & photos by Kedisha Compton
YACHT DIVISION WINNERS
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DOUBLE-ENDER DIVISION WINNERS
Class 1 (12 feet)
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Class 5B (18 feet
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Class 7 (28 feet)
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I B 0 I
LE PHARE BLEU
The Grand Opening of Grenada's Le
Phare Bleu Marina and Holiday Resort
TheGuestofHonourwasTh i iil Honourable
Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister, who praised Le
Phare Bleu for i iii. the standard for progress
within the tourist development sector, further
ii. i i,. I that the event "symbolizes the world
over, the vibrancy and dynamism of investment
opportunities in the Spice Isle." The Prime
Minister's speech concluded with the official
opening declaration and the ringing of the ship's
bell. Speeches were also given by Honourable
Glynis Roberts MP and Honourable Dr Clarice
Modest-Curwen, Minister of Tourism.
It has been four years since Swiss couple Dieter
Burkhalter and Jana Caniga first set foot in Grenada
and saw the potential for developing the site at
Petite C iiI ii Bay. In this time, the site has now
undergone a metamorphosis from wild, unkempt
- -- -
bushland to what is now known as the Le Phare
Bleu Marina and Holiday Resort. During these
four years, the couple managed to purchase the
land, obtain the relevant planning permissions and
after just twenty months of intense construction,
complete the project that now exists.
Dieter and Jana credit this achievement to
the co-operation and hard work of the Grenadian
workforce which was employed to carry out the
construction, ... 1li i with local sub-contractors.
At the peak of construction, over 70 Grenadians
were employed and now that the project is
fully operational, a further 30 Grenadians will
continue to be employed. Dieter and Jana
wish to extend their gratitude to all those who
have been involved in the construction and in
particular to the assistance extended to them
by the Government of Grenada and the Grenada
Industrial Development Corporation.
The Le Phare Bleu Holiday Resort expects to
appeal to a number of markets, 1, Il. ii.i the
Caribbean, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Austria
and the USand Canada.( ,IT ni. i luxury self catering
accommodation, a swimming pool and a choice of
restaurants, this waterside development comprises
of nine bungalows, four apartments
and one villa, all fully-equipped
with modern amenities, high quality
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ocean views from their own
C-I i ii,. since 2007, the full
service marina has slips for up to
sixty boats and is characterized
by the i.i11i. i'.i ship "Vistra
Banken," where the marina facilities
are located, and the Le Phare
-.. Bleu Restaurant which is already a
s'* .l. popular choice for many locals and
..' -,, tourists alike. Benedetto's, the Italian
Restaurant is also fast becoming a
favourite i im i,. I spot. Le Phare Bleu
Marina and Holiday Resort recently
hosted the very successful "Grenada
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60 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 2008
Trinidad &Tobago Sailors FINISH IN TOP 35
in New Zealand at Laser Radial Worlds
Aaron Barcant finished 32nd in the world
at New Zealand Youth Men Laser Worlds
AII Trinidad and Tobago sailors enjoyed a
very successful performance recently in
Takapuna, New Zealand and we would
like to congratulate all of them and thank
the Ministry of Sportand Youth Affairs,the
Sports Company ofTrinidad and Tobago
Limited and the Trinidad and Tobago
Olympic Committee for their continued
support to the sport of iii,
The final day of iiI I i at the Laser Radial Worlds brought conditions sailors
experienced all week, fifteen knot north-easterlies with a reasonable swell, making
it a verytough I 11 in I the first race ofthe final day James Leighton knew what he
had to do to make up for the loss he experienced the previous day, when the winds
were to heavy for him; i 11 i all his afford in to gaining some places and 1 1 11, i
himself back in theTop 35, he finished 8th in the first race, but gave probably a little
too much in the first race, 11 111 in a 43rd position in the last race of the day.
Both Aaron Barcant and Stuart Leighton were caught on the wrong side of a
wind shift on the final day and scored in the late 20's and early 30s in both races.
C 11,1 111i, against the best sailors in the world from big ,ii, i nations such as
Great Britain, France, The Netherlands, America, Australia and New-Zealand, the
Trinidad sailors did exceptionally well with youth sailors Aaron Barcant 11-1 1I 11 I in
32nd, Stuart Leighton in 34th, and James Leighton in 36th position overall in the
Laser Radial Youth Men's Gold Fleet.
Olympic hopeful Andrew Lewis, who sailed in the Laser Radial Men's Worlds,
showed an excellent performance, iiI i a very good last race of the final day
111 I iii I in 12th position, which propelled him three places in the overall ranking,
bringing him to an outstanding 30th place at the end of the Men's Championships.
Report submitted by Esther Van Santeen, Sailing School Administrator
Trinidad & Tobago's
Annual Cancer Benefit Regatta
MANAGER ROGER XAVIER of the Trinidad & Tobago iii i Association
sent photos from their annual weekend that raises funds for the Cancer
Society with a report: "We had great weather for the two race days of the
Cancer Benefit ~- 111 On Saturday two races were run while on Sunday
the race was up to the wreck in the POS harbour. We would like to thank all
who contributed (our sponsors, start committee, press, and members, etc) to
another successful regatta." WWW.TTSAILING.ORG -Z
Erica Seetai presents the Overall 1st Place Winner
of the Racing Class to crew of Drunken Master
April 19: 1.
Peake Yacht Services Race
1st Place Racing Class Synergy
1st Place Racer Cruiser -Jahaji Bhai
1st Place Cruiser Class Nirvana
1st Place Navigator Mariposa
Home Mortgage Bank Race
1st Place Racing Class Wajang
1st Place Racer Cruiser Breakaway
1st Place Cruiser Class Nirvana
1st Place Navigator Mariposa
1st Place Racing Class Drunken Master ,
1st Place Racer Cruiser Breakaway
1st Place Cruiser Class Nirvana
1st Place Navigator Mariposa
Susan Reece from Peake Yacht Services presents the award of
1st place Navigator Class to Stephen Guilland from Mariposa
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TOURING THE VENEZUELAN AMAZON, PART II:
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY NANCY TERRELL
206 aircraft. The group flew through t
in the world) and landed at the Camaina National Park airport. The series
conclude with a future report on the Guri Dam.
As a real rock lover, I enjoyed the distinct Precambrian rocks in this area, some of which have been
subjected to 600 million years of erosion they form a spectacular landscape. Gazing out of my room at
Jungle Rudy's posada onto the 1i' -. II1 il,. i area, over the tepuis at dawn, was indescribably beautiful.
A -1. i to detailed reference materials available on the internet, there are three distinct areas
in the Venezuelan Amazon:
(1)The lowlands from 350 to 650m
(2) The flat plateau of the Gran Sabana from 800 to 1500m
(3) The Tepuis Summits from 2000 to 2700m, often scarred by ,iiii canyons and sinkholes of
several hundred meters in depth. Water drains from the flat summits forming hundreds of waterfalls
and Jungle Rudy's has gorgeous views of all of these vistas.
The Rio Caron has many tributaries within the park itself and supplies the Guri Dam with 80% of
Venezuela's hydroelectricity. While tourism is encouraged, it is restricted to designated areas such as
Laguna de Canaima in the western sector of the park. This area, like the areas where we visited, can
only be reached by air and local boats called Curiaras. There are a limited number of Posadas and
camping areas that provide visitors with board, lodging and recreational services.
Our Pemon Indian guide, Antonio, took
us on several treks to different waterfalls, via
rapids, but my favorite was El Sapo, a very wide
falls of 120 meters that we hiked from one end
to the other, all behind the falls, wrapping our
cameras and personal items in zip-lock bags.
The force, pressure and sounds coming from
the falls are overwhelming. You cannot hear
yourself think, much less talk; yet it was one of
the most in, iii. i and exotic experiences I have
Here you are, ill 11. I behind a tremendous
waterfall, with tons of water c I ii -. i on your
;"ill, ,T ",'," r;lTri" t ,rl,"
I IIii 111 .T I 11 i lI I
with various varieties
of ferns and water flowers.
What an experience! Upon reaching
the end, there is a lovely small pond where we
all sat and collected our wits while watching a
downpour continually plummet where we had
just iI It is amazing.
A main road from Ciudad Bolivar runs along
the eastern borderof the 1i I'i.., '. I itheGran
Sabana, ''.i i its south-east corner. There
are no other roads within the park, the western
section being accessible only by air. Private
bass i imii. I resorts are located nearby where
Bill Gates and ex-president George Bush and
others visit, but otherwise there are no tourists
except those to the falls themselves. -
62 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 2008
I I I~ ,III II 111* |
I , u l Ii. i l I
iiu llioiId1 LiUl wviLll all kelildels
in the Caribbean y,, ii,,.i industry. The results are both beneficial and
intriguing for future investments in the region.
In brief, the main results of the research outline in detail such facts as the
I. I,. I. I patterns, interests, i i ,,. i patterns, and specific wants and needs
of target y,, i1111 groups in the lower Caribbean hi,. I on boats between
35 and 50 ft. A -i. Ill,. I to the research report, these boaters spend $2200
dollars each month, form a clear own community c 1 i. iI of 48% North
Americans and 42% Europeans, and are mostly i I i. I west.
Such information could be both relevant and lucrative in the future of the
y,, im.I I industry. Furthermore, the report carefully outlines the similarities
and differences between the islands of the lower Caribbean. The in-depth
analysis shows both the ii ,. i, and weaknesses of the various islands in
developing more 11i. ii
As the vastly growing y,, i,,,. I industry in Curacao was the main target,
some results and conclusions for Curacao follow:
The ii.. i- of Curacao as a y, i1 111. I destination started back in 2004 when a
fewy., im,,. I facilities started to expand. Yacht owners began to see Curacao
as a hurricane-free destination where their yachts could be serviced as well.
This caused the number of yacht arrivals to grow up to 35% per year.
The market on Curacao is right now mostly dominated by yacht owners
who travel to the west of the Caribbean. Those who do plan to go west pass
t.:.-I_ .I i. I i, I i IIl.- I -:' _.- l~i r I r.:.i .ri -1 .:i..:iers in Curacao, which was
.:. -I.:.. .1 i r [I. .:.r1:iii 3ii.l.:i .:r IrI[ i- H .-iti-ken Curacao Regatta
I I i i I, i i 1 11 1 1, I ,i I1.. very difficult to convince such
ii I ,, i, i I ,, ,, II 1,, i. i I i ne season, as long as there are
I I, I I I i 111 ,1 1 1.. 1 ,, I II, ,
II, ,,,,, i I i, I 1, i .1.11h,,.1 I t is, how ever, lim ited. That is
I ,,..1, I. 11..iI ..i i, I1 1i, i 1.. com e to Curacao to keep the
111,.i 1 1 ... 11,. I1,ii II. .. .I ,III m en includes those w ho tend
i i, ,, l,, i l ,i 1 1,ii i i i 1i 1 1,, I he goal of Curacao has been
.i. I. i ihe large group of yachtsmen
S yI, III Iile island chain and lure them
.i:. t 11 Ia for the hurricane season. One
,tI II, Il, ,in reasons yachtsmen who sail
II, I I .. I chain choose not to come to
because they believe it is very
i,1 ll,1 I. sail back from Curacao to the
I II I n, 1 .
I. lliecontinuation ofthe ii.. I V of
SII .. 1, h following targets are formed:
S, I, men have to knowthat Curacao
I IT e ll ane free and safe y. i,,ll, i
.I i,, i i. 'I with high qualityyachtservices
-, I ,1 i lorage and maintenance/repair
i I II l it has II 1,I super markets
*II II... rwhelming underwater world.
SI Curacao more known among
the yachtsmen. Yachtsmen are unfamiliar with Curacao as a yl 1~1111.
destination at the moment. Around 31% of the yachters surveyed declared
that they do not even consider Curacao as an alternative. They know r, ..i .. I
about the island as a y. i,, ,. Im destination.
*Yachtsmen have to see and understand that it is not that difficult to
sail back to the island chain from Curacao. There are two possibilities-the
northern route and the route via the Venezuelan islands.
*The best way to get in touch with yachtsmen is by word of mouth. In
other words, it is imperative to build up a positive reputation for Curacao
based purely on positive experiences. Cruising guides are another important
information source for yachtsmen. The above stated recommendations
should be communicated and included in cruising guides as well. In regard
to the concern about travel difficulty back to the island chain, a good
method to prove that it is not hard to sail back from Curacao is to organize a
11 '. .11.. ,- ii. I the previously mentioned northern route.
The latter recommendation immediately was realized by launching the
plan for the new Heineken Curagao International Regatta, to be held annually
in November at the end of the hurricane season. All At Sea reported on this
plan in the February issue. The Heineken Curagao Regatta was inaugurated
on the same day Koen and Erwin presented the results of their research,
During the presentation the students only afforded a glance behind
the scenes of the results. The full report c(. i I I ,,. I of 130 pages addresses
the (. ,II potential of each lower Caribbean island and provides strategic
advice. It can be ordered for a small amount via firstname.lastname@example.org
More information and research results: www.caribbE I 11II I ,. ,
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 63
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
In 1978, the late Piet Dijk initiated a long
distance race for lish, yachts in Curagao.
The first 30 NM course to and from the
small uninhabited island of"Klein Curagao',
situated about five miles south east of the
most eastern part of the Curagao, initially was a try to stimulate local sailors to do more than
just some rounds in Spanish Waters and short tracks close to the coast.
After thirty years the race is still alive and kicking. The thirtieth anniversary edition was
sailed on April 13th. Usually the famous race takes place on a Sunday in between Carnival
and Easter to make sure the strong so called "Kuaresma winds"are taken advantage of
Due to this years early Easter and the fact that the Curacao ,i il was moved to the
days before Easter, organizers Jan van Zon, Marc van Nes and Gerard Rutenfrans postponed
the race for the first time to a later date. Despite less wind, the race was sailed within the
usual six hours by all nine .- 111 ii iii- boats.
The racing cruising yacht Melody, duped by a broken mast during the Curacao Regatta,
barely was able to participate in the race. Only last minute skipper Winfried Merkies was able
to give the green light. Eventually Melody took the win in her class and i ill The 1010
Curacao Marine won the racing class but like last year failed just minutes for the overall win.
Again many Sea Scouts participated on their boats Merlin, Marvin, Chamba II and
Demarrage. Quite a performance in this 30-mile race which goes out some way offshore.
The young crew on the Merlin did best in the J-24 group and took second in the racing class.
But the finish was very close. Not even two minutes later Chamba II passed the finish line
and it took the Demarrage only three minutes to follow.
A -i. iii.- I to organizer Jan van Zon the results in the racing cruising were surprising.
Melody unexpe I i, managed to keep the lead and amply finished five minutes ahead
of Venus C iii .1 Skipper Hans van der Straten didn't like the smooth ,il,. i of the day.
"We had no gusts, no squalls, no gales, no grey clouds and no strong currents. Our boat
needs some special circumstances to show her skills"'The young crew on last years winner
iI. mii I, felt the same.
Tiny Dijk, the widow of the legendary name-giver Piet Dijk, enjoyed the great atmosphere
ii, ,.1- i, I giving ceremonyattheclubhouseofWaterSportVereniging Jan SofatatSpanish
Waters. Because of the thirtieth anniversary, Dijk, who owns a framing company, provided a nice
surprise for all captains of the boats.They'll receive a framed enlargement of a photo of their boat
in action during the race. After thirty years Dijk is still pretty involved in the race. Her presence at
the (early!) start and -'i. ii ,. i the prizes has become a tradition. After the anniversary festivities,
Dijk hinted that she plans to continue her contribution in many years to come. _&
& VAN DEN BERG
2008 'I I I I -GROL
i .l.II : i1. ,.l i. E. I i, l .. I I..III l, ,lh ..O lt
he first day of
ic' ltpi Curacao
blessed with i, lie I
racing conditions and
lots of sunshine. In
total, 70 kids between
the age of seven and
S16 sailed at the Spanish
CORVAN AANHOLT Water or at sea for their
club trophies. The three morning races at sea tested the
Optimist and Splash sailors' equipment and fitness. The
northeast trade wind reached up to 30 knots with steep
high waves. Rescue boats towed in several Iii,. liI with
broken masts and other equipment damage. At the second
day the winds were back to normal with nice breezes and
gusts varying between 20 to 25 knots.
Ard van Aanholt (14) learned iih. i in the strong
Curacao winds and
Curacao winds and hArd van Aanholt in concentration
showed again that he
likes the strong breezes.
On the second day Ard
added two bullets to
his already impressive
first day with three first
places and two thirds
and secured his fourth
YSCO title. After the
first five races, younger
brother Just van Aanholt was tied in first place with his
brother In the final ranking the brothers were only two
points apart. Last year's winner Eugene Hendrikx finished
third. Most remarkable was that the top eight of the fleet all
finished within a minute in most races.
i ,1'ii1 ii coach Martin Jenkins, a two time Optimist
World Champion, surely has been able to raise the level
of youth iiII .1 i in Curagao. The 15 "Team AHO" Optimist
sailors are working hard to be prepared for the big
(cl, II ,'.i the Optinam 2008 (www.optinam ,-,, i...i
right in the Jan Thiel bay, their home water.
In the Splash class Dennis van Berg dominated the field.
Only in the first race Philipine van Aanholt, top girl, was
able to win a race. The Splash proved to be,.I, 1 11, very
( I i,,i,. 11, I with these strong breezes for the teenagers.
Van den Berg showed his class and mastered to secure his
first YSCO champion title even with having to drop one
race for equipment failure. Van den Berg and Van Aanholt
now have their minds set on the Open Dutch Youth
Championships in May. Furthermore a team of five AHO
sailors will represent Curacao and the Netherlands Antilles
at the Splash Worlds in Portugal in July. -
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presentation at the 2008 National Hurricane Conference in Orlando
Florida not to pay too much attention to the long-term hurricane
season forecasts after two consecutive years that failed to live up
to their predictions.
National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read urged those in attendance,
which included disaster managers, reporters and meteorologists, that the
media should "hype"the need to prepare for the devastation that even one
hurricane could wreak, even in a quiet season.
Preparation is the key. It's an investment that must be made at the
beginning of every hurricane season in order to protect life and property.
During the past 2007 hurricane season, 14 named storms formed, of
which five became hurricanes and, of those, two became major hurricanes.
It was the first time since 1851 that two category 5 hurricanes -Dean and
Felix reached land in one season.
Hurricane Dean was the first after the disastrous 1992 storm Andrew hit
Florida to make landfall as a category 5 hurricane. Dean mainly hit Mexico
where he caused 40 deaths. Felix narrowly missed the island of Curacao and
developed to a 5 quick as i' 1iII. i on a southern course. ii ii i i ,and
Honduras were in particular hit by Felix. In these countries the number of
deaths exceeded 130.
Category 5 hurricanes can reach winds of 156 mph or more. Overall, more
than 250 persons perished i. i,..'. l...1 the Caribbean and Central America
while there was over US $600 million in damages. Noel was just a category
1 hurricane but also caused a considerable damage in Haiti, the Dominican
Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas. Casualties were about 80 due to heavy
rainfall, mud slides and i .... i ,. i Noel shows that even a hurricane that stays
at the bottom of the Saffir-Simpson scale can spread death and destruction.
Despite all misery, 2007 hurricane season will go down in history as a less
active season. The amount of 14 named storms is ii. iiii more than the long
term average of 11, but just half the total number of the record year 2005!
Hurricane season 2008 just started. It's too soon to find many clues about
what this season might be like and, again, predictions might fail. We just
should be prepared.
A storm must start as a Tropical Depression and move on to become a
Tropical Storm before it is given a name. Once a storm is named, preparations
for the possible hurricane should be well under way.
Those that would like additional, detailed information can turn to the
website: ww' i ..i 1.- i .. I. 1I i ,. I I faqHED.html. This FAQ (Frequently
Asked Questions) web site attempts to address various questions 111 I i
hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones that have been posed to
hurricane researchers over the years.
Useful hints for preparations can be found at .. ..i I ii I ....i ..' /i od/
Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an award-winning
free-lance photojournalist on Curagao.
HERE IS THE LIST OF HURRICANE NAMES FOR 2008 AND IN CASE
WE RUN OUT, THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER WILL TURN
TO THE GREEK ALPHABET AGAIN AND WE'LL HAVE HURRICANES
ALPHA, BETA, AND SO ON.
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"We have had boats sign up every year in the islands-looking at
last year's list we had people signed up fromTortola ... they were going
to sail Sir Francis Drake Channel,' recalls the event's founder, John Arndt.
"Also people signed up in St. Vincent, Puerto Rico, and Belize'
The celebration is structured so any sailor can participate
I i. 1 of what or where they sail. Sailors register on the Summer
Sailstice website (www.summersailstice.com) to tell others about their
weekend iiii. I plans, find and organize events in their local areas,
and become ii ,il .1 to win iIII i industry prizes.
Arndt says, "The goal of the global event is to empty all the berths
and harbors in the Northern Hemisphere, 1 Ii.-i all sailors, friends
and family out on the water on the first two days of summer Summer
Sailstice is rooted in participation ... whether it's a yacht club cruise, a
one-design 1 iii or on a solo sail'
Last year over 60 companies donated more than 300 prizes
awarded by random drawing to sailors who signed up. For example,
The Moorings has offered a prize each of the last four years I. Iii. I a
winner on a free, one-week charter
I i'i. i1 1 played a large role in 2007 when 100 American iiii.
Association members and guests came, choosing the date of Summer
Sailstice celebrations to mark American ,ihi I Week.
Cecilie Ann Witt, who sails a Catalina 25 year-round out of
Alexandria, VA, was the lucky winner of a free trip to American ,iiih I
week courtesy of ASA and Sunsail in 2007. She received an email
notification of her winning and, despite the normal doubt (have you
won the UK lottery or had money transferred to you from ii. i 1,
lately?), waited a few nanoseconds to respond to ASA offices saying
she'd accept the trip to, II. I i, .I Club Colonna.
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The romance of island 1IIII.i captured other ,i .,, I visitors, Arndt
says. Susan Williamson from Raleigh, NC wrote him afterward to say, "I felt
safe, secure and supported as I started a love affair with iiii,. i As with all
wonderful loves, if I had only known it would be this good, I would have
Summer Sailstice has been used by numerous ,ii, I clubs, classes and
i .i I ii ,..1 to launch summer iiiiI season. As for this year's event,
Arndt says, "The time is right for the world to see what ,iiii. I has to offer.
With the price of gas over $4 per i ill. 11i and increasing concerns about
global warming and -1. .1 I I. I the environment, it's time for ,iiih I to bring
attention to this more earth ii ,i. I, way of enjoying life on the water.
One of Summer Sailstice's key messages in 2008 is -.. .-i .11 -. I the natural
harnessing of wind power for recreational enjoyment with ii. iiil 1 impact
on the environment. Towards this end, Summer Sailstice is affiliated with the
Ocean Conservancy, supported by global circumnavigator Jimmy Cornell, and
is ..- 11. for the second year, a virtual Summer Sailstice ('n 'Iii I 1. 11ii. -,
of the globe. F ii iI I.ii- sailors are asked to pledge funds to the Ocean
Conservancy for every mile sailed during the Summer Sailstice weekend
with the goal of everyone in Iii. a combined 26,000 miles, equivalent to one
circa ii i. 1i iii. .11 of the planet. All funds raised by the ( i ..... ii . ..1 1 will
go towards the Ocean Conservancy's on-going ocean preservation programs.
On a final note Arndt added,"As Summer Sailstice grows we want people
to recognize the solstice not as the first day of the summer season but as the
first day of the ,iii,. I season!"
Sail locally, celebrate ii. .1 ll and sign up: www.SummerSailstice.com.
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it ( f
I11 ii i ahead saves unpleasant surprises.
Are your visitors island-hoppers, cruisers, divers,
land-trippers or anchor-sitters? Have you planned
a passage only to discover that they want to dive
at anchor? Share your itinerary and activities and
suggest when and where you can match their
expectations. Keith and Jenny's friends sent them
a 'desired'itinerary for island-hopping that would
have required a helicopter on the aft deck. Most
non-sailors don't understand distances and the
time it takes to sail from one destination to
... another. E iii liii I them.
Provide a General Information and Tips sheet.
This covers i i..... from bringing soft, roll-up
luggage, sun and insect protection, suggested
(. ci111- i and footwear to i,,,i. that we supply,
BY LAURIE MCDONALD such as lifejackets, etc. Provide a Crew Contract
that outlines duties and responsibilities for visitors
from cleaning the cockpit daily to chopping
vegetables; from II,1I I.s i sails to cleaning fish.
This form filters out those who might mistake
your boat for a fivestar hotel. Bill and Betty ran
themselves ragged serving and picking up after
visitors who were not given tasks on board. Give
them chores and responsibilities. This is your
This information form also provides verygood
S- place to bring up the delicate matter of money, as
cruisers live on budgets, too. You needn't provide
a free two week vacation in return for a free
lunch. We've seen that happen. i, i,..1.- Ili happy
to share their time and toys with visitors, cruisers
often charge a daily flat fee for 'room and food'
to cover expenses such as groceries, laundry,
fuel, etc. Have visitors check your fee against a
fully chartered boat in the same area. On land,
each person is responsible for his or her own
expenditures; rental cars are shared expenses.
Costs for marinas can be r, .1..111 .I i..1. il
many cruisers prefer to anchor out. Jim and Bev
spent a small fortune on marinas and car rentals
because visitors wanted land access to shop at
malls and do day trips. Discuss money issues prior
to visitations so everyone understands their fiscal
responsibilities and budget. ...*. I .I
Arrival and departure: Location of arrival and
departure for visitors may differ so II. 1II,. should
be set up ... hi ii Visitors can expect to join
you at a specific place and time with the proviso
that you will be there or within 50 to 100 km.
(I Ir::.- i ii, i on weather. We email visitors prior
to their departure with our location. Departures
upy.I.~il Uo are also weather dependant, and backtracking to
airports is not always feasible.
Visitors arrive! Give them a quick tour of your
boat, get their gear stowed and give them a bit
oftime to recoup from Iiii -1 Make them feel
welcome; provide them with a specific space in
the cockpit, some local treats and a basket for
their lotions, cameras etc. to reduce clutter Before
, i, ,. I anchor, walk them ii.. i. the boat .."".,, ,. i out the location of safety equipment such as fire
,11. I, i, 1 lifejackets, EPIRBs, hand grips, lee cloths, etc. and ensure they know how to use them. We
also provide a small cooler for their liquids rather than access to the main cooler
Bottom line: plan ahead, inform, discuss, learn when 'yes'and 'no'work for you and keep your sense
of humour These are but a few tips to create a welcoming and stress free vacation for you, your family
and friends. Happy iiiii,. iI
70 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 2008
Fishin' from Lovango
BY PE TE MK ILI LE I E LI .
0 ** *e- **e- *0* * S. ..6 60
- ** After spending most his life in, on,
*** -. - and by the sea, Peter Muilenburg
wrote "Adrift on a Sea of Blue Light,"
^^ S Visit his website www.sailBreath.com
With tender affection Elsa took Raffy under her
wing; many an hour they bent head to head,
Elsa ,ii i I to the boy traditional West Indian
culture.. especially -1 Im I lore.When she spotted
him coming to visit, as he did often, trudging up
the long stony beach, she'd hurry onto her small
concrete dock and throw chicken scraps from the
evening meal (carefully saved for the purpose)
into the water, or crack open a soldier crab's shell
and throw the 11 i. i. I naked creature to its fate.
The fish would go wild-soldier crab is a choice
bait. Little Raffy would arrive eager to fish, Elsa
would bait a hook and give him the line ... he'd
cast it into the water eagerly and bingo! He'd
catch a fish!
Old Rudi was a courtly man, still strong, with a
ramrod erect posture and a formal demeanor He
was also going blind and spoke with a lisp. Every
day he'd embark in his 20 ft. open boat with the
reliable six horsepower outboard motor and steer
to Cruz Bay to work for the National Park, and
every day return complaining about the weather.
We were there one Friday afternoon when he
returned in time for a TGIF, I ,ii ii. I at his place.
"So much a haze," he complained. "I don't
remember we ever had so much a haze in the
years gone by" A small silence ensued. Everybody
glanced at each other, then at the sky, because
the day had been notably clear.
Then it was time to drink-he'd set out a card
table with shot glasses arrayed on top beside a
small wooden cask of Methusalem rum fitted
with a petcock-and Rudolf would turn to me
and say, "Shall we fire one, Pete, Eh?" He'd reach
with a I ,I, in searching hand, ii,. I carefully
til his ... i brushed a glass and he would
fetch that up and pour a good i .. .11 of strong
rum from the cask for each of us, saying again,
II11 11 i "Fire one, Pete me boy, fire one!" and
toss it ceremoniously down, like a gunner
touching off a cannon.
"Fire one!"was just an expression, pronounced
with the emphasis on "one," but never meant
to imply a limit of just one. Far from it! A cold
water chaser ... I the shot down, then a sigh
It needs to be noted here that the name of
Lovango Cay comes from a part of the Congo, as
does 'II. I. i and other cay names. The "Love and
Go" whorehouse idea was a recent funny addition,
impractical at best.
After we'd been there a time, Hermon Smith
motored up in his traditional wooden I Ii. i skiff,
a buoyant, handsome, open boat, well driven by a
6 horsepower Johnson. Back then no one outside
of Japan had heard of a Yamaha. One used to see
these boats all the time, plying the cays, I Iii,.I
Sii I .. - 111 1. people w ho'd be 1i II I I ii I
under a tarp as the spray lashed by. At the time we
arrived in '68, they were still being built in Tortola;
.i11 iII. .' II .was beginning to make big inroads.
These"Tortola boats"were ideal vessels under
sail, oar, or low-powered engine. Toward the end
of their era, people fitted big outboards on them
to try to make them plane; it only succeeded
in sucking down the transom and towing a
bigger and bigger stern wave. You'd see them
going by in the distance, bow canted at the sky,
just the stern in the water with a white breaker
rearing up behind it.
Hermon was the son of a Smith Bay fisherman
and had traversed the line of small cays fromThatch
to Lovango with his father following schools of fish.
He'd also lived in hippy circles in California and was
a part of the'60s counterculture. He was at home
with native as well as continental cultures and had
a piercing familiarity with the foibles of each.
Hermon moved in next door into an old
abandoned house that was sagging at the seams
and we became friends. He, Raffy, and I used to get
up early in the morning and hike over across the
island to fish off low cliffs. Sometimes we'd take the
skiff to Congo Cay, a long, narrow cay like a blade of
chiseled rock showing silver gray i ii .., '. i the glossy
profusion of tire palms. At the west end of the island,
gnarled rock dropped into the sea and kept going
to the bottom 90 feet down. This was our favorite
diving and -i I i I spot.
I'd bagged a 40 Ib. amberjack there once, had
mackerel snapped off my spear by 1. ,iii 1.. I fast
barracuda, seen large schools of bonito come
I I1, m. I by, and been persuaded to exit the water
by an overly curious eight ft. bull shark.
One time, Dorothy caught a fish, hauled it
in without much struggle and we all stared at
it-being avid free divers, we prided ourselves
on knowing the fish but none of us had seen this
one before ... except skinny, little, tow-headed Raff,
who looked at it carefully and said, "I think this is
the synodus intermedius ... or i i.. liI.ii I don't
know how to pronounce it.
"It's in the book.'
"Our fish book,"
"That's the Latin name?"
"I think it's also called a sand diver."
"You have got to be 1. I. 1I1 '
He had learned to read a year ago and for the
last several months his favorite bookwas Caribbean
Reef Fishes, which gave the fish's Latin name as
well as its Eli. Ili Ii under the picture. He would pore
over that book for hours at a time, fascinated.
So help me God, when we got back, there it
was in the book, exactly as he had said. Seven
years old and he knew the Latin names of half the
fish in the book! &
JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 71
THE DISH 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 at your local
marine or bookstore or website www.shiptoshorelNC.com or email
Caplan@aol.com or call 1-800-338-6072. Mention All At Sea to
receive your special discount.
Soup & Sandwiches
SOUP n A liquid food made by cooking meat, fish, and vegetables and other
ingredients in water, milk, or stock
SANDWICH n A snack or light meal usually made of two slices of bread or a
split roll with a filling, or a single slice of bread with a topping.
With international i ii II becoming readily available in markets across the country, it's easier and
more 1. iii. I than ever for the home and boat chef to add unique twists to old I i. II. from the
simple ii n I cheese sandwich to the tried-and-true chicken soup.
There's little more ii rI m. I than a bowl of soup on a cool winter's night or more refreshing than
c ill I soup on a hot summer's day.
You can make a soup and sandwich lunch or supper as elegant or as laid back as you want. It can be
true comfort food -especially for those who don't have the time or energy to cook a full meal on the
boat or after work.
CHILLED AVOCADO MINT SOUP
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling tine: 1 hour
2 ripe avocados
1 cup plain yogurt
3 cups chicken broth, cool
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish: Mint leaves and yogurt
Puree ,.11 ii ni (You may want to alter the
amounts a little to achieve desired consistency).
Chill at least one hour. Before serving, garnish
with mint leaf and swirl of plain yogurt.
Hint: Serve in martini glasses
Hint: If avocados are unavailable use
SUMMER SPANISH SOUP
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours or overnight
3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
I small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
I sweet red bell pepper (or green), seeded and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 purple onion, peeled and chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups tomato juice or chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
6 drops Tabasco
Garnish: 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
Combine all .Iii ii i i Blend half at a time to a
coarse puree. Pour into a large glass bowl; cover
1. ii and refrigerate several hours or overnight,
allowing flavors to blend. Hint: Soup keeps well.
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
AND RED ONION SOUP
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes
3 Ibs. butternut squash (preferably 1 large squash)
3 Ibs. red onion, peeled and quartered
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt and freshly ground pepper
I bulb garlic, peeled
8 cups chicken stock or canned low salt chicken broth
Tabasco or other hot sauce to taste
Garnish: Top with dollop of sour cream and chives,
Preheat oven to 4000F. Peel and seed the
butternut squash. Cut into pieces (about 2
inches). Put squash and red onion into a large
.. I I i pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle
with salt and pepper Roast for 30 minutes. Add
i i iI turn squash and onions; roast another
30 minutes at 3500F until vegetables tender.
Heat chicken stock in saucepan. Add roasted
vegetables. Puree in blender or food processor.
Return to saucepan; add Tabasco, salt and
pepper to taste. Hint: The roasted vegetables
give the soup a richer flavor than the traditional
GRILLED CORNED BEEF AND
FONTINA CHEESE SANDWICHES
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes
8 slices Jewish-style rye bread, divided
1 lb. thinly sliced corned beef warm
8 oz. thinly sliced Fontina cheese
1/2 sweet onion (Vidalia), thinly sliced
4 Tbsp. (1/2 stick) butter, divided
Place 4 bread slices on work surface. Spread
mustard on 1 side of each. Divide corned beef
among bread slices. Top with cheese and onion.
Cover with remaining 4 bread slices, press
. li, i i. ..1 iI,
Melt 2 Tbsp. Butter in each of 2 large skillets
over medium heat. Place 2 sandwiches in each
skillet and cook until golden brown (about 3
minutes). Press occasionally with spatula. Turn
sandwiches over and cook until golden brown
on bottom and cheese melts (about 3 minutes).
Transfer sandwiches to warmed plates, cut in
half and serve.
GREEK STYLE LAMB BURGER
SANDWICHES WITH SPINACH
AND RED ONION SALAD
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
1 Tbsp. crushed and chopped garlic
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1-1/2 Ibs. ground lamb
4 hamburger buns, English muffins,
or small ciabatta rolls, halved crosswise
1-1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
1-1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
4 1/4-inch-thick slices red onion
1-1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
Mix first .iu -ii .and 11/2 Tbsp. oil in
medium bowl; mix in lamb. Shape into four
3/4-inch thick patties. Cook patties in a large
skillet over i ii I, ii heat, about 4 minutes
each side for medium. Or, preheat i ill for
medium heat. Brush ii ll grate with oil. Grill
patties 4 minutes each side. Broil buns until
golden, both sides.
Meantime toss spinach, feta onion, vinegar, and
1-1/2 Tbsp. oil in a bowl.Top each bun with patty.
Place salad atop patties. Cover with bun tops. _<
Q: What do you call a chicken in a hot tub?
Q: How do you make gold soup?
A: With 22 carrots
Q: What is Dracula's favorite soup?
A: Scream of Tomato
72 ALLATSEA.NET JUNE 2008
DE BIG FISH RESTAURANT & BAR Great food, great prices, good music, good
company. Live music Friday and Sunday. Dine all day, English breakfast, Mexican
and Caribbean Specials. Draught Carib. Located in the NW corner of Prickly Bay
in Spice Island Marine. (473) 444-4342 WF FB MV LE $$
JIMBO'S Open air dining surrounding landscaped swimming pool. Gourmet
Mexican at great prices. Best Margaritas and Sangria. Drink specials every
Weekday. Extensive collection of Classic Rock and Blues. Open 11am- am,
Mon-Sat and 5pm-lam Sun. Simpson Bay Marina, (599) 544-3600 $$, MV, FB
SHRIMPY'S DOCKSIDE BAR Cheaper then most Better than all" Sally's
meat pies are to die for! Don't forget their specialty SHRIMP! B.B.Q. Saturday
and Sunday.Simpson Bay -Village Portofino, (599) 522-5127 LE
ST. THOMAS, USVI
BAD ASS COFFEE Fuel up at this funky Hawaiian-based coffee joint. Located at
Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8223 $
BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM The cows have gone Caribbean! Located at Yacht
Haven Grande 340.775.8232 $
BURRITO BAY DELI Best food for the money! International cuisine. Count on
us for your daily boat provisioning. Burritos, Gyros, Blah, Blah, Blah, Everyday 6-6,
Red Hook, AYH (340) 775-2944 $, FB, AE, MV, WF
FAT TURTLE Rockin'Caribbean Roadhouse. Barbeque flavors of the Caribbean
and American South, great salads, gourmet pizzas and exotic drinks. Located at
Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8328
FRENCHTOWN DELI A local favorite. Serving homemade creations, award
winning breakfast, great sandwiches, gourmet coffee, assorted party platters,
phone orders welcome. Opens daily 7:30 am till 8 M-F 5 Sat and 4 on Sun,
Frenchtown (340) 776-7211 WF
GRAND CRU Fine Wines & Mediterranean Dining. Sophisticated wine bar, featuring
tasting flights, mixologist martinis & cocktails and small plates with a Mediterranean
flair. Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8278 $$ R, FB CW
HAVANA BLUE South America meets the Pacific Rim. Hip Drinks. Cool Vibes. Ocean
Front. Experiential Dining. Fresh Fish and Lobster Daily. Brace your senses and enjoy
the sunset in style. Dinner nightly from 5:30pm. Oceanfront at Morning Star Beach
Club. (340) 715-BLUE WF
HOOK, LINE & SINKER Cool and casual waterfront dining. Great burgers, salads
and hearty lunch specials. Fresh seafood and lobster right off the dock at dinner.
Frenchtown, (340) 776-9708 $$, RRF C,
LOTUS ASIAN GRILL & SUSHI BAR Fresh Ingredients. Cool Vibes. Step outside
the bento box! We go cutting-edge creative with our sushi rolls and Wok
cuisine. Sip saketinis at sunset. Open for lunch & dinner. Waterfront at
American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. (340) 774-SAKE WF
MOLLY MOLONE'S IRISH PUB 'Tis a fine day at St. Thomas' only Irish Pub! Open
Daily serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, orTake Away All Day! Live Entertainment
7 nights a week during season. 7am-12pm American Yacht Harbor (340) 775-1270
PIRATE'S COVE BAR & GRILL Coldest Beer on Island! Fish, Burgers, Salads,
Pizza and Quesadillas. Phone orders welcome! Boat provisioning at
General Store. Fuel & Ice. Benner Bay (340) 714-2135 $$, FB, CR, W
THREE 60 Dynamic Cuisine with 3600 views. Yacht Haven Grande's signature
restaurant, helmed by famed Chef Brian Katz. Local specialties with a Latin &
Asian twist. Coming Soon! $$$$,
TICKLES DOCKSIDE PUB Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
7 days a week offering a wide menu from burgers to steaks and fresh fish.
Crown Bay Marina (340) 776-1595 $$, F, R,WF LE
A WHALE OF A TALE Come experience the Ultimate in Caribbean Dining!
St. Thomas' Largest Selection of Seafood with an Extensive Wine List & Whiskey
Collection! M-F 5pm-10pm S-S 5pm-11pm American Yacht Harbor
(340) 775-1270 $$$, RR, FBCR, W LE
WIKKED Hip Beach Shack & Bar. Fresh & fun casual island fare, featuring Wikked
Wings, Wikked Tacos and Wikked Cocktails. Open daily, 7:30am to midnight. Located
at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8953
BEACHCOMBERS BAR, HOTEL & RESTAURANT Welcomes all sailors to Villa Beach,
St Vincent. Young Island Anchorage. Perfect jumping-off point to and from Bequia and
the Grenadines."Happy Hour with Sidney" every day... www.beachcombershotel.com
(784) 458-4283 LE
JOLLY ROGER INN Charming open air restaurant on the water's edge at
Soper's Hole, West End featuring Creative Caribbean, Pan Asian, Innovative
Mediterranean and Italian Cuisines (284) 495-4559
VIRGIN QUEEN RESTAURANT & PUB Island tradition for over 25 years, theVQ
is a casual restaurant / pub specializing in local, West Indian and Continental fare.
Air Conditioned. Road Town (284) 494-2310 $$$, FB, MV
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Loaded and Immaculate
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Sports fish pristine
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1986 Jeanneau 150
Properly maintained by
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1990 Halberg Rassey 45.
been on the hard for two
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Offers on $250K
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1984 Macgreggor 65.
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1990 Carver 42. Pristine
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1977 Sparkman Stevens
Bianca 36. Very clean
1985 Catalina Sloop.
Blue ocean ready.
1982 STANDFAST 40 RACER/
CRUISER. Pleasure and
1989 MON 43.
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CLEAN AND READY TO GO.
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MARITIME YACHT SALES
Located in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI
Member of The Yacht Brokers Association of America
C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-714-6271 F: 340-777-6272 email@example.com
37 Fountaine Pajot Power Cat, 2005
160 hp Yanmars w/170 hours
Genset, a/c, dinghy, like new$399K
42 Hunter Passage, 1995
Never chartered, low hours
Fully equipped and ready to sail $149K
-. Aru I.ers r .ru rxpressf, ....
420 hp Cats, genset, loaded
Very clean, low hours, asking $219K
1995 Hylas Center cockpit, 3 cabin, 2 head, beautiful $335,000
1975 Columbia 3 year refit completed in 07 $59,000
1978 CSY Walkover Classic cruiser, needs TLC, offers $50,000
1996 Catalina MKII Perfect island cruiser, reduced $99,000
1984 J-Boat Vintage racer originally owned by designer $55,000
1967 Cheoy Lee Includes charter biz & retail shop in STT$195,000
1986 Hunter 2 cabin, 2 head layout, great value $49,000
1996 Morgan Catalina 381 Spacious center cockpit $99,000
1979 Van de Stadt Proven steel passage maker $69,000
1985 Frers Sloop Performance racer/cruiser, reduced$43,500
1985 Jeanneau Sunnse-04Yanmar, many upgrades, dfers $55,000
1988 Tartan Classic design, scheel keel, low usage $49,900
1988 J Boat 07 & 08 CORT wnner, great shape, new sails $33,000
2003 Carver Voyager Fully loaded luxury motoryacht $599,000
1985 Bertram Sport Fisherman -twin GM's, very clean $250,000
2003 Silverton 453 Motoryacht- bw hours, excellent shape $399,900
1967 Camcraft Aluminum crew boat, refit 02, GM diesel $78,000
2005 Fountaine Pajot Power Cat- Excellent shape, like ner$425,000
2000 Doral Mercruisers, great layout, perfect weekender $129,000
1979 Mainship Trawler- Perkns, a/c, flybndge, affordable $29,000
1988 Larson Mercruisers, very roomy & well maintained $25,000
1984 Blackfin Combi Twn Yanmar, many upgrades 07 $65,000
1995 Proline Walkaround Twn 225 Evinrude 04 engines $45,000
Visit us online at www.maritimeyachtsales.com
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At 123 Hulls, %Ne
fulfill xiour needs &
I S~iL POWER
* Strategically placed graD handles
* Double heavy-duty rubbing strake,
* Fiberglass-hulled inflatables
* Large buoyancy tubes on all models
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S L evel ..U.-. n.rU Greater load capacity
i *Stable yet lightweight Plane quicker and stay on plane
at slower speeds.
Hypalon Drop High Pressure Floors. l
Lightweight, rigid and durable
YOUR NEW INFLATABLE BOAT AWAITS YOU!
Just visit our shop in St. Thomas. USVI
Gary's Marine Services
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Compass Point Marina 6300 Est. Frydenhoj, Suite 28, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802
Phone: (340) 779-1660 Fax: (340) 779-2779 email@example.com
29' 1986 Chris Craft Catalina
50 1978 ilaulor Molorsailer
49 '79 Transpacific Ketch, loaded $180K
50 '87 Gulfstar CSY, 3 strms $150K
50' '78 Nautor Motorsailer, exlnt cond $370K
50 '90 Morgan Catalina, new engine $129 5K
14 '06 AquascanJeoat 160HPYamaha $34 9K
27 '89 Mako CC, 200HP Yamahas $27K
27 '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin $20K
29 '94 Phoen< SportFisher, T225 HPVols $85K
30 '87 Luhrs Alura, twin diesels $49 5K
31' '99 Sea Ray Sundancer, clean, newengs $79K
32' 1978 Allied Seawind II
44' 1982 Ta Chiao CT
33' 73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit, $33 5K
37' 78 Endeavour Sloop loaded $52K
37' '01 Bavaria, 3 strms Yanmar $79 5K
38' '90 Beneteau Soop, AP, AC, Cruse Ready $67K
40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise $95K
40' '86 Hunter Legend, clean aft ckpt $69K
40' '87 O'Day Westerbeke, aft ckpt $50K
43 '79 Young Sun, Bluewater cruiser $95K
43 '95 Hunter430 steppedtransom $119K
44' '77 CSY Sloop new rigging $115
O Call, fax or vi
38' 1999 Sea Ray Sundancer
42' 1984 Present Sundeck
'06 Sea Ray Sundancer, twin gas $199 5K
'94 Cruiser Esprit, Refit, Mercruisers $59 9K
'00 CustomCatamaranSF, tunata~er $125K
'89 Grand Banks Trwl twn Cummins $170K
'99 Sea Ray Sundancer, Exlnt condition $167K
'98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels $1299K
'81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms $159K
'84 Present Sundeck135 HP Lehmans 135K
'83 PiesentSundec Washer/ryerAP $1155
'04 DynaCraftMY, 3srrms 450HPCats $550K
sit our website for a complete list of boats for sale
BAJI 90HP JET BOAT, 90 hp Mercury Jet
Drive, with all new electronics, great running
engine Seats up to four passengers, up to 40
miles per hour Comes with rebuilt trailer and
many extras, anchors, fenders, lines Call to see
asking $3,900, will consider any reasonable offer
Contact brian@emerich com
FOR IMMEDIATE SALE: 2006 PARKER
2520SL, Yamaha 250 hp, full bimini top, trailer
Nearly new, great boat Located in St Croix
Asking $64,000 Call 340-773-2417
BAYLINER 305, 2006, only 50 hours from new
Exceptional equipment level and uprated engines
A superb live aboard motor cruiser Priced for a
quick sale and can arrange delivery anywhere in the
Caribbean, lying Antigua Contact owner for details on
(268) 561 0545 or email chrischittyl @hotmall com
2000 ALBEMARLE 320 EXPRESS in good
condition Pedestal helm chair,L shaped compan-
ion seating, Raython radar autopilot Compasses
two Ritchie 4" compasses, Garmln 3210 gps
depth sounder Boat comes with trailer Motivated
seller asking US 175,000 contact Hoffmangroup@
hotmall com or 869-662-9988
1971 TRADEWINDS/MARINE TRADER,
CLASSIC 33 FT. Sedan Trawler, Hull #001,
Asking Price $33,000, E-Mall bbkrp50@yahoo
com or call (787) 309-7197
POWER BOATS FOR SALE: 36' LANDING
CRAFT, 671N,hydraulic ramp and steering,keel
cooled, center console w/tee top, vhf, cars, med
pickups and pallets to 6K Ibs reduced for immedi-
ate sale 15K ONO 340 714 1452 lying st thomas,
USVI Contact cbmonroe@surfvi com
HATTERAS 36 'SPORTFISH' EXPRESS with
a flybridge/tower, 1987 with 0 hrs on factory rebuilt
470 HP 6-71 Detroit Diesels Solid fish/dive/cruise
jLh in mid-refurbishing, needs to be finished to owner's
specs Free storage while completing re-fit Similar
models worth over $100,000, try $50,000 On St
Thomas, 340 776-3331 or tomt@surfvi com
CONCEPT 36 FEET END 2006 FOR SALE
NEVER USE, first hand, 2x275 mercury 40
hours, cuddy cabin, price $140 000 visible in St-
Barth's any information birdy dive@wanadoo fr
38 TIARA "OPEN", 2000, with PipeWelders
marlin tower, Rupp outriggers, low hours 3208
Cats, Onan gen, full electronics, underwater
lights Motivated seller, contact Enrlque at (787)-
402-1741 or quiquitol7@aol com
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 tbyh@usa net
53' HATTERAS CONVERTIBLE CLASSIC,
readyfor liveaboard, charter, cruising Twin 1271N
Detrolts,18KW NorthenLights, fresh electronics/
batteries,many upgrades plus, make this THE NO
BRAINER Priced for new paint $119,000 Never
beached or storm damaged cbmonroe@surfvi
com or (239-849-5224) for full plcs/survey
2001 54' OFFSHORE PILOT HOUSE CRUISER,
Creelock design, built Talwan, Twin 450 Cummins
Diesels, Interior Cherry wood, Birdseye Maple, like
new, 3 Staterooms, Custom Galley, Please email
seashell@caribsurf com for full details
OPTIMIST FOR SALE FULLY EQUIPPED
with lots of extras, regular, racing, radial sails,
Dolley, top cover, buoyancy bags, racing tiller,
racing center board, travel bags for center board,
tiller, two sails, travel mast and spar, travel tube,
Contact brian@emerich com
T D NEW CLUB 420'S (2) GREAT DEAL!!!! two
Person trailerable daysallors Great for a Highschool
or college sailing program, sailing camp or resort
.QL4.2 These boats come complete with sails, beach dol-
lies, and covers 7k each or 11k for both of them call
340-773-4709 or email kim@jonesmaritime com
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29' 1992 Dix Caribbea Sloop ..............................Reduced!! US$18
30' 1999 Henderson 30 (Racing Yacht)................................. US$60
36' 1986 Lavranos Tosca............................................. ......... S
36' 1989 Renke Super 10 Steel Sloop .................................... US$45
37' 1977 G in Fizz ......................................................................... EU30
38' 1987 W arrior 38..................................................................... US$97
39' 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .................................... US$95
40' 1978 Atlantic 40................................................... .... US$70
43' 1999 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon............................ .......... EU247
43' 1985 Gitana .................................. .................. US$115
44' 1999 Finngulf .................................. .................. US$180
44' 1988 H ylas .......................................................................... U S$250
45' 1992 Fortuna .................................. ................. US$150
50' 1991 Celestial Pilothouse............................................. US$268
51' 1987 Beneteau Idylle 15.5, located in Martinque............. US$160
53' 1995 Super Maramu (REDUCED!!)............................ US$329
tern Main Ro.d. n e
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,000 53' 1982 Hatteras Luxury Cruiser .......................................... US$254,000
,er 55' 199 d. er ...... 6,00
1abs TrilLd,4d WI 4
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1,000 53' 1982 ouHatteras Luxury Cruiserd in G e...... l................ US$254,000
7,000 55' 199 Lagoon Catamaran...... .............. ........................... US$ 376,000
)LD! 56' 1973 V isch Motor Yacht (REDUCED................................. US$150,000
,000 36.5' 1993 Dean Catamaran (Reduced for quick sale)................ US$99,500
8,000 37' 2002 Fountaine Pajot, located in Guadeloupe ................ US$325,000
,0500 43' 2001 Lagoon Catamaran............................................... US$334,000.00
9,000 44' 2007 Lagoon 440 Catamaran ............................... US$1438,700
1,000 54' 1980 Norman Cross Trimaran................................ US$295,000
,000 55' 1998 Zerft Motor Sailer ........................................ US$82,100
1,000 55' 1995 Custom Built Trimaran, located in Grenada .............. US$350,000
:,000 55' 1991 Lagoon Catamaran............................... US$559,000
1,000 72' 1990 Alumarine (Lougebin) Catamaran ........................ US$1,190,000
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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@orange fr
HOBIE18 FOR SALE, READY TO RACE St
Martom, $4,900US Dollars, 0690492158 daniel
1993 TRIPP 26 Ready to Racel $26K,
Puerto Rico New Doyle Racing Sails Mainsail,
#2, #3, 5 & 65 Spinnakers, Trailer & Custom Dry
Stack Bed, 2006 9 9HP Mercury Outboard, More
details and pictures email rjm4@email com
27' SAILBOAT. 1978 CAL 2-27. $15,000 OBO
Fully refitted 2000 Located St Croix, USVI Bottom
Paint 2008 Winner 2008 Around St Croix Race Sails
main, 115%, yankee Dingy Pics/details at vww
boatsvillecom Email cruzantime@earthlinknet
PEARSON 30FT 1983, New rigging, new
Awlgrip, self-steering gear, wind generator, auto
pilot Recon 20hp Yanmar Good sails Cruising
ready Lying St Maarten $ 25,000 Ph +599
5230680 or bettelockett@gmail com
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
awlgrp/antifouling, dinghy,outboard, more, $29k
geraldo@vetor com br
CHEOY LEE OFFSHORE 31- 1969- Proven
blue-water ketch 6'6" headroom Full sail inventory
3'9" fixed-keel draft Autopilot, VHF-DSC, Depth
Sounder 2-30 gallon H20 tanks 25 gallon fuel 16hp
Volvo 8hp dinghy Generator Too many extras
to list $17,500 Registered in the USVI Contact
windsong31 @yahoo com or 340-776-2109
WESTSAIL 32- Located in St Maarten, rig-
ging complete, 4 good sails, 4 anchors, radar,
GPS, Autohelm 2000, Aries self steering, blmini,
full awning 2 x solar panels,fridge/freezer, hull
Awlgriped, tons of other equipment Reduced
price to $28,000, Contact brettgravett@yahoo com-
Phone 599 5236369
PEARSON 323 1978, 32' Mint condition, cur-
rently located in Fort Lauderdale heading North
See www nicaudrey com/boat for pictures and
details Asking 30 000$
36 FT SLOOP, POPPY OF PARHAM Built by
Southern Ocean Shipyards in 1978 Robust GRP
construction, heavy scantling floors,longitudinal
stringers and reinforced keel bolt area, Cutter
rig, Yanmar 3GMF30 Diesel engine lies
Antigua US$43,000 ONO strumpet@candwag,
PEARSON 365 KETCH; 1976, located USVI,
well equipped liveaboard and cruiser $48000 00
kjshatzer@hotmail com or 340-693-8577
1980 MORGAN 382 Sloop rigged Great live-
aboard with loads of extras This boat is made for
cruising Many updates New chartplotter, wind
generator, furling jib, hard vang, etc Moored in
Culebra, PR $56,000 o b o 651-402-5023 or
Horizon Yacht Management ...
a dedicated private management service
BVI 284 494 8787 info@hlori:onynchtcharters.com
AnriLua 268 562 4725 iiii t.>it.ii.L u Ilir.II.:,nI LI-.,
Grenada 47 439 1000
St. Martin 599 544 3329
* Routine Maintenance
* T-chnical Inrirallar.,i vs
* New and Used Yacht BpAkenag
* Full SL'n K c Mann.b
* P Aniessu rl Delivers
h.ri: In.\nmihim iI .ail
Racing/Crulsing 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
It), Caribbe Dinghy, 8hp
Jonhson outboard engine.
Contact Maurizio Costanzo
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OTHER SELECTED LISTINGS........... Phoenix 38 '83 Full Tower 3208Cats $95K
Riviera 370 '05 Cummins 370HP $385K HydraSports 33 Express'05 T-250 Yam $195K
Welcraft Coastal 40'00 Volvos430HP $265K Luhrs 34 '92 Sedan Bridge T-454 gas $58K
Tiara Open 35 '04 Cummins 370HP $290K Striper2901 Pilot'06 T-250HP Verados $128K
Tiara Open 35'00 Cummins370HP $198K GradyWhite Marin 30'01 T-250HPYam $95K
Tania 40 Dbl Cabin '88 Cummins 210HP $89K GradyWhite Marlin 30 '98T-250HP Yam $65K
See photos and more info at www.seamermaidmarine.com
Boats Sales and Marine Service Center
PO Box 463, Ceiba, PR 00735-0463
Tel: 787-601-7959 Fax: 787-655-9032
Alubat OVNI 435 2006 Beneteau OCEANIS 440 1996
Aluminium Centerboarder 2 Cabins Full Option
Like NEW! Martinique St Maarten
299 000 4 145 000 US $
Amel 54 2005 Full Option
Ted Brewer53 Motor Sailor aluminium
Amel Super Maramu 53 1998
Beneteau Oceanis 473 2003
Bavaria 36 1999
739 000 E
295 000 US $
339 000 US $
163 000 E
Lagoon 410 2004 St Martin 270 000 E
Lagoon 380 2003 Guadeloupe 160 000 E
Belize 43 2004 St Martin 250 000 E
Lagoon 470 2000 Martinique 385 000 E
Aow lacaut upsifursu~ AnL'-pw Yadd Club MAfrlna
Flamouth l Harbor, Antigua. WI
Val ST6) 460-1093 Fax. 268) 4604 534
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55' Powm Wm, kop built in 2003
by West"rty Marine, California- "Point
Blue' is a very comfortable high per-
formanc, cruising yacht, designed and
built to be easily handled by a couple
without the need for crew She is corm-
posite-built, super-strong* & 'super-
Wsr. with a stunning ODck Voung inte-
nor and 3-stateroom layout paneled in
Cherry wood. Still in immaculate condi-
ton after 5 years of world cruising and
30,000 miles later Asking: $1,760,000,
US Lying: Caribbean.
51' BvisTu Frns'i 51 sy Oswti
Fluus 1989, 'Mermaid' is a cruisers
racem with ouiTarsding performance
gained from her pedigree design That
coupled with har luxuriously appointed
interior make her a superb yacht to
sail and live aboard. She is a special
Owners 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' Swme Gruia" F~a I NHm~n
SwAm, built in 1981. Many recent
upgrade& including new racingg bat.
tom" in '6, AwIgrip, sails ano complete
new electronics package '05. Ready
to Go I "Asking:$425000 US Lying:
47r Comu, CvmR I SwoP.
'MarionettW was designed by Lavranos
asd strongly built of GRP in South
Africa in 1990-
Very comfortable Owner's layout and
high quaity joinery through out. Lying:
St. David's Say, Grenada. Reduced
now to 5195,000S
4V BALTIC 40 RAco I cRuhseR stow
built 1976. *Infinty` 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 andibut
she needs new decks, Basically this
yacht is a great project-boal for Ithe
right buyer, She sailed up to Antigua
last season and now awaits a new lov-
ing owner. Asking S70 000 US Lying:
English Harbour, Ani-gua
44' Cintimumi Krrci suunir in 1990,
a lovely example of Herrestwff inspira-
tion, Professionaly maintained for the
past 11 years by her meticulous ownwr
with no-expn spared, Beautiful to
the eye, easily sailed short-handed
and highly compettive in the Classic
An extremely rare find on the market
today Asking: $350.000 US Lying:
43' L~o~om Poaw C*r built in 2004,
Owner's version with comfortable 3-
stateroom layout and 300 H.9 Volvo
diesel package. 'Blue Lagoon' is a
one-owner yacht in excellent condition.
she has been profssionally main-
tained since day-1 and dry stored on
her lift when not in use, Recent price
reduction to $399,GDO.IS makes her
very goad value, Lying Jolly Harbout,
431 HIus CHR-Pmm TlmiowiouL.
Curru 1984, 'Monnin Songl is in
lovely condition and has always been
very well maintained-
Her present owners recently maced'
her across in the ARC 2006 and have
now decided to move ashore.
Much new equipment and loads of
spares make her ready Lo go Blue
Water Cruising"'I Lying Jolly Harbor,
An'luia 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 VA# Zbm CueyOU
shoal-draft steel sloop, launched in
1982. 'Sequel 11' recertnty arrived in
the Caribbean aftsr 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.
Antgua. reduced now to 5115 O000US
36' Mom= Jusm 36 cumTmaltoo
built in 1W5 -Peregine" is a love-
ly ltle cruising yacht built by Morris
Yachts, SouthwesL Harbor Maine She
has Dark Green Awlgrip topsides and
a o.eausfuily Finshed tCracitOnaI interior,
Always maintained in exce~ent cond-
tion ard fully fitted-out fcr serious Blue
Water cruising, Peregrine is ready to
go when you rellft Askring 220 WO
US Lying: Jolty Harbour, Antigua,
30' Island Hopper Divboti built
in 1985. 'Rendzavous It" is set up for
dive charter business here in Antigua,
she has a 350 ri p Calerpiliar diesel
engine giving 22 knots cruising speed,
Large 1211 beam allows for a good
work-boat or fishboat application also.
Asking:569,000US Lying: English
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6100 Rd Hoo Q~r.
1987 BENETEAU 38. Great boat, well
equipped Two staterooms, 2 heads, bimini,
cockpit cushions, roller furling jib, Tortola dinghy
withengine Very comfortable Located St
Crolx Asking $55,000 Call 340-778-5698, or
e-mail chrisndebbie@gmail com
NEWPORTER 40 "CUTTER RIG" SLOOP
1965 Hull #116 Marine ply, factoned glassed, 60
Hp Ford Diesel Extremely spacious interior, Huge
cockpit Horshoe stainless rail seating aft Fresh
paint and non-skid Custom bow spnt/pulpit Lying
Coral Bay St John $80,000 kingfishwilly60@
PANOCEANIC 43 1983 Ted Brewer designed
center cockpit cutter Fullly equipped and ready
for liveaboard cruising 200 gal water, 200 gal fuel
2 double staterooms, 2 heads w/shower Located
Windward Islands $US 125,000 obo For more
info canbcaptain@yahoo com
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
FOUNTAIN PAJOT 43FT CATAMARAN
2001 Belize 3gm30's, watermaker, all electronics,
7kw gen set, new tramp Lying in St Thomas in
excellent condition asking $350,000 (340) 998-
0866 or email at SAILIVEYOURDREAM@msn com
MORGAN STARRAT 45' OCEANRACER
SLOOP completely renewed engine, main sail,
paint, AC/DC, plumbing, and more Best offer
Pictures and details vincesbh@yahoo fr
WE BUILD ONE OF THE MOST FUEL EFFICIENT
PASSENGER VESSELS IN THE WORLD
Available as single or double decks
200B Twin Disl 63' x 24' Power Cat
USCG Stablity Test for 149 Passengers in U.S waltr
250 in oreW waler Fast Delveryl Base Price $299.000
HIGH EFFICIENCY 48, 60 PASSENGER
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INNOVATIVE DESIGNS QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP
St. Croin, USVI I 340.778.1004 www.goldcoalyachts.com
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FAMOUS, CLASSIC 50' FIBERGLASS
SAILING YACHT, Needs work $25,000
OBO In southeast FL Contact SRosen3005@
MODIFIED GULFSTAR 50 YEAR 77.
With extended transom making her a 55ft
with ketch ngg,with 80h/p ford engine With
shorter main mast Ideal charter boat or liver-
aboard 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
1981 50' GULFSTAR KETCH-3 Cabin
layout New A/C Units, New Doyle sail cra-
dles, Jib-never unfurled, many other upgrades
Ready to go, great liveabord or Charter boat
Only 135k call 340-773-4709 email sailing@
1964 VAN DE STADT 50' FIBERGLASS
SLOOP GLASS SLIPPER project yacht for sale
in southeast FL Needs deck, paintjob, engine
repair, etc Steve 754 204 1495
GERMAN FRERS DESIGN, 51'
IDYLLE15.5 BENETEAU BUILT (1986).
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 Ample storage 2 cab-
ins, 2 heads Queen-size walk-around berth
in owner's cabin Asking $210,000 Lying
StCroix thru May Phone (410)212-2072,
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St John 2003 boat fully rigged, trailer, booking
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also available $950,000 US 340-693-5823 www
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YACHT CAPTAIN/MATE AVAILABLE FOR
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We are LOOKING FOR CREWI Teams in the form of a
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have been living together for at least a year. The nature of tne jo is such
that the better understanding and teamwork between Captain and Chef
the more successful your charters will be.
Requirements. Caplan with a Sloppers License CheffHostess with a besic
understanding of cooking. Dive Master/lnslructor for either the Captain
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YACHT CAPTAIN/MATE AVAILABLE FOR
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BUSY BVI BASED TERM CHARTER
YACHT SEEKING EXPERIENCED FIRST
MATE. Must be a sailing and water sports
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SEEKING A HIGHLY ORGANIZED INDI-
VIDUAL TO SUPERVISE A TOURIST AND
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and Cable beaches in Nassau, Bahamas Individual
must possess ability to communicate, oversee
daily operation of business, provide customer ser-
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daily logs and reports via computer Email resume
with phone number to SeaSunTours@aol com or
Fax to (212) 655-9671
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ING EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUAL IN ALL
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AND PRACTICE INCLUDING WELDING.
Design / Technical Background a Plus Basic
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yachts available for deleveries and charters
Based in Sint Maarten For informations edd
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JUNE 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 89
TALES FROM THE CHARTER COCKPIT
BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2008
about Anguilla that
draws you back time
Or maybe it was bE ,I i Ii. i was so uncomplicated in 1972 and
so pleasant. No rushing to get from place to place. No traffic. No, I in 1,
Everyone was always iini,, i to stop what they were doing (which wasn't
much) and spend time with each other
We were back at Sandy Ground,, I. I~ il i again on Avenirll back then with
repeat charter guests who were avid explorers, snorkelers and sellers. Having
heard a rumor that the fisherman at the northern end of the beach had some
really big shells, we decided to check it out. The rumors were true.
Holy Cow! Not only did he have a Queen Helmet (Cassis cornuta) which
was barely an inch smaller than the largest Queen Helmet documented in the
National Shell Registry, but he also had a ii,. I Helmet (Cassis tuberosa) that
just missed the record size.
SKY LIG H TS
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"Soap Operas of the Sky", the only stargazing sky guide for th
JUNE SPOTLIGHTS: THE M
* Saturn, still accompanying the star MON.'
Regulus in Leo, draws closer to mighty
fiery Mars in evening. FRI.(
* High tides again accompany the New
Moon since its closest position to Earth SAT.:
is only six hours beforehand. SUN.I
*The Summer Solstice occurs on the20th. MON.!
* The June Bootids, an occasionally FRI. 1
major meteor shower, is predicted to
be very favorable. TUES. 1
JUNE PLANET PARTICULARS: FRI. 2
*Venus is still getting a refit until MON. 3
* Mars comes closer to the star Regulus
in evening while Saturn continues M
with its sidekick. TUE.:
w Jupiter brightens, rising in southeast TUE. 1
in mid-evening. WED. 11
* Mercury slithers around, appearing THU. 2
in late dawn.
lOON SAILS NEAR:
4TH: the Pleiades sisters
5TH: Pollux in Gemini
7TH: Mars in evening
8TH: the star Regulus
9TH: Saturn in evening
3TH: the star Spica in Virgo
7TH: the star Antares in
Scorpius in evening
OTH: Jupiter in evening
OTH: the Pleiades sisters
OTH: First Quarter
5TH: Last Quarter
JUNE BRIGHTEST NAVIGATION STARS
DUSK: ALPHA CENTAURI, ARCTURUS, VEGA, SPICA
After pictures and conversation, we 11..n I down the beach to admire
the sweet, clean lines of the, I,. 1,i 11 ii 1 i i i i i boats. Mr. Gumbs, who was
the manager of the salt pond enterprise, had his "office" in a tiny i 111. i,, I
near the beach. We stopped there to buy little bags of table salt and listen
to Mr. Gumbs who was happy to tell us some 11i I 'ii.I facts about the
As conversations tend to go, he began to ask about Mike and me, where
we were from, and so on. When he heard that we didn't have any children,
he was very concerned and direct.
"You can't have children?" he asked.
I didn't want to get into details such as that the charter business made
it difficult to have them and you couldn't have them aboard when there
were guests, etc. So I just politely said, mostly to appease him, that we didn't
have any yet.
"Oh," he said, r,. I. i 1. I sagely. "I understand now. You haven't been able
to have them. Well, I can give you some advice, if you don't mind.' I nodded
and he cleared his throat and looked at me kindly.
"You see, you must put yourself in the right mood. You have to relax and
all(. 1 i, ,l. tohappen.Wehadseveralgirlsinthe ill. i here who couldn't
seem to have babies. Do you know what they did?"
I could think of all kinds of ii,. i but i, ii. iiI it best to just play dumb.
"No, I can't imagine"
"Well," he said, clearing his throat and looking me directly in the eye
which was usually considered by islanders to be impolite but not in this
case. He leaned closer to me, as if we had a conspiracy. "You have to warm
the blood to get it moving. This is what you do. Every morning just as you
get up, you drink a glass of red wine. Then before you go to bed, you drink
another glass of red wine. That gets the blood moving just right'
"Did it work with those girls?" I asked. Mr. Gumbs straightened up and
,i.. II, said, "Oh yes! It work fine! Those girls have had babies ever since!"
He sm iled at m e 11 ,. n 11 r,.. I. Il. I his head.
I thanked him for his advice, made the proper ..... II. 1 noises and
wandered off with Mike. When we were out of Mr. Gumbs' hearing,
I whispered to him.
"Don't you ever give me another glass of red wine! Ever!" -
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