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Tall Ships Races i i.. 1 'i i. Norwayto Den Helderin Holland in August 2008.
The Maritime School of the West Indies, in cooperation with the St. Maarten
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initiative sponsored by Sail Training International and Canadian iiiI.i
Expeditions. No costs are involved for the two participants. Each year
between 70 and 100 vessels, crewed by 5,000 or more young people from
over 30 countries, take part in the four-day event. For qualifications, email:
A classic Trumpy motoryacht will serve as a I.. Ii showcase for marine
products at select east coast US boat shows for suppliers Raymarine,
Interlux, Awlgrip, Imtra, Ronstan and Edson. ( ,'11in ll launched as Sinbad
in 1969, the 63'Trumpy was re-launched June 20 as Showtime and will be
open for public tours at eight boat shows between now and March 2009.
"Showtime will showcase the finest in marine design, craftsmanship and
product development. The yacht will feature a wide range of products
that can be used on all sizes and types of boats, power and sail," said
marine 1111 i I11,. consultant Jock West, organizer of the promotional tour.
New models for charter company Sunsail's Martinique fleet will include the
Sunsail 393 (3 doublecabins) and theSunsail 44(4double cabins), of the recently
launched Sun Odyssey 1. ii byyacht builderJeanneau. Available for bareboat
orskipperedcharter,thenewyachtsarriving ., i, ill omplementSunsail's
fleetof 38'to 50'monohulls and catamarans, located in the south of Martinique at
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Li iii,. i yacht .'.. ii company Dockwise, with a fleet of semi-submersible
ships (.ii iI-.i float-on/float-off service, has entered into a corporate
conservation partnership with The Billfish Foundation (TBF), the only
nonprofit dedicated solely to conserving and enhancing billfish populations
around the world. "While we have continued to improve our services to
the y,, Iii,.i world, we have committed to (i iT iuii more targeted routes
for the 1.. .,1, 1ii,,, i community with its growing mobility needs," said DYT
Vice President Raymond Fisch. "By 'ii1i 'i'iin, i TBF, we are 'i1i- 'I'iii. i such
programs as their i .1.11 111i .. signature research project, a Tag and Release
Program in the Gulf and Caribbean Conservation Zone that uses the efforts
of anglers to provide data and research to scientists and fisheries managers"
1 1111 1i,. i. www.yacht-transport.com.
Jamaica's Errol Flynn Marina advises in a recent newsletter that marina guests
have been taking advantage of the proximity of Port Antonio to the southern
coast of Cuba (65 NM)."Many of our yacht visitors are doing a round trip that
includes the South Coast of Cuba and Jamaica's i I. ii. i, I north coast"'Cuban
ports of call include ,I i. i, de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Cayo Largo del
Sur, Batabano and Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth). "One recommendation
-stock up on your provisions in Port Antonio first as many items are hard to
come by in Cuba,"suggests marina manager Dale Westin.
(Caribbean News continued on page 20)
Le Marin."With easy air access, Martinique is perfectly positioned for trips south
IlI i..,. iII the Windward Islands and beautiful St Vincent and the Grenadines,
or north to the lush landscapes of Dominica and the butterfly-shaped island
of Guadeloupe, with one ways possible to our other Sunsail bases,' said Peter
Cochran,Vice President of Operations. www.sunsail.com.
The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority's 100 yacht moorings along the western
or Caribbean coast of Nevis from Oualie Beach to Charlestown are i i I. i
new visitors to moor safely for long or short term usage. Yacht calls for all of
January to May 2007 (five months) totalled 214 compared to 334 in just three
months this winter from January to March. The moorings can accommodate
vessels in three classes: up to 35 feet in I 11iI or 50 tons, 36 to 60 feet or 50
tons, and 61 to 90 feet or 80 tons. A safe area has been designated where
vessels over 90 feet can drop anchor General Manager Spencer Hanley said,
"The current trend clearly indicates thatthis initiative by NASPA is c. i.l1i11 1111. I i
to the development of tourism in Nevis in general and yacht tourism
New Nevis moorings are drawing visitors
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(Caribbean News continued from page 18)
Old Port Cove H-,I. ii. Inc.
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Grout has been appointed as the
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Cove Marine Center in Riviera
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William J. Berardelli,
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resident on'A'dockat Nanny Cay, he lived aboard Mermaidllwith his
loving companion, Carol Lee, for almost 10 years. He owned a large
executive camp in Pennsylvania, Mermaid Swim and Golf Club, from
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Club Manager Emma Paull forwarded a report on RBVIYCs annual Pizza
Pursuit Race: The event saw a resurgence of interest as racers recently
recovered from the storms of the BVI Spring Regatta were joined by
classic cruisers to more than double the entries over the previous year New
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Dave West's gleaming white racing sloop Jurakan overcame the difficulty of
I1 11, i i last, 1 ii. I out a field of eight boats to win the Spinnaker Division. In
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The Spinnaker Division raced to a mark off the entrance to Road Harbour,
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to their handicap. First off was a gaggle of IC-24s, with experienced racers
Andrew Waters (Conchquerer) and Colin Rathbun (Bmobile) .iii,. I over
junior teams with sailors from the RBVIYC Junior ,ii, ii programme and
KATS Sail helmed by Alec Anderson Chris Watters (BlackPearl) and Phil
Prevost (Racing in Paradise).This leg was .II. I by a long run downwind
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between Little Thatch and Tortola, only to see the smaller boats pull away
again as the breeze dropped to almost r, .1li11.i i while the fleet worked its way
back up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the finish.
Jurakan, i 1iiii I some 36 minutes after the smallest boats, survived a
dramatic knockdown off Sea Cows Bay. She was able to handily pick her way
i,,. ., ii i the dying wind and kept moving as 11ii.1 ii I-opponents ll. I,
passing the rest before reaching Pockwood Pond and in.i I i.. i comfortably
ahead. In the IC-24s, Conchquerer gave BMobile a run for their money until
runningontoan uncharted shallowspottheyhave( c i .I1 iii..i .Reef,"
giving Rathbun's bright green boat second place. LuxuryGirl and Intac enjoyed
the closest finish, with the crew of Luxury Girl taking extreme measures to
,i iill, distract young aspiring Olympian Anderson moments before
crossing the line.The young KATS sailors on Racing in, 1 11 I carried
on to the end despite being offered a tow in.
The Non Spinnaker Division took a more scenic course around Dead
Chest, Peter Island and the Indians, however the drop in wind had an even
more severe effect on these heavier built yachts. One by one they switched
on their engines and dropped out, leaving Thompson to steer his Hobie to a
At the Prizegiving held at Nanny Cay -. 11.ii I the event, a large stack
of pizza donated by the sponsor disappeared within moments. The Yacht
Club's Captain of iiI i Guy Eldridge, paid tribute to all who competed and
helped organise the event: "I am especially grateful toVirgin Queen who have
generously donated sufficient prizes to ensure that each competitor received
11.1 1i,11 ,. as well as to the Race Committee of Diane Lewis and Sue-Ellyn
Eldridge who gave up their day so we could all get out on the water."
Caribbean Sailing Association
A new VR from the French islands has re-joined the CSA Board, Jean Michel
Criquet, replacing outgoing VP French Andrew Dove. Two new regattas
have been sanctioned: the Carlos Anguilar Memorial Match Race to be held
December 5-7 in St. Thomas, and the Caribbean Dragon Championships to
be held in ,i' ,. I during either December 2008 or January 2009. President
Cary Byerly is c(.- ,' .11ii. i a history on the CSA and asks for assistance. First
questions:"Who went to the Olympics from your island? What year was it and
what did they sail in?" Send your answers to secretariat@c ii11 .1. i l, iii,.
com. Contact Petra Guilders at that email address if you would like to receive
the newsletter for .. iii. I at your yacht club or iiii I association.
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SHector Perez o. T, ,rn1 /I In the Optimist class, Mack Bryan turned in a solid
performance to beat Eric Perez, with Harry Hoffman
I,, I'.l iii i a strong third. Newcomer CJ Walker
*finished a noteworthy fourth, earning the most
improved sailor award as he won two races! In the
l aSunfish, Eric's brother Hector Perez won, with Shane
lI i, I ,11 P II second and Vincenzo Ambrosi third.
The Laser Radial was the largest class, with six
boats. Jae Tonachel showed everyone his prowess
in the shifty conditions, i.. ,. I out a third as his
worst race. Second was Chris Schreiber Sr., with son
Christopher close behind in third. Also racing in
S. the radials was Chris's wife and Christopher's mom
Debbie, ,i II 1. i .radials -i ,, I,11. iofa familyaffairfortheSchreibers! Also
racing in the radials were Beech LH. II. who gave up his full rig to compete
with the .i hi I sailors, and Felice Quigley.
In the 420 class, Rian Bareuther with crew Kyle Davis won convincingly,
with newcomers to the class Challis Diaz and Mike Weber second, and
Sydney Jones, racing with various crews, third. Bareuther and Davis were the
recipients of the regatta Sportsmanship Award, for abandoning a race to help
a former competitor who had capsized.
St. Croix Yacht Club, USVI
Organizer Chris Schreiber reported on the club's 2008 Cruzan Open One St. Thomas Yacht Club, USVI
Design Regatta: Extremely shifty, puffy winds from the southeast made racing Club Manager Bill Canfield reports, "We are now entering our"quiet" months
(cl Ill1 ,. iii,. i for the sailors May 24 & 25. Over 20 competed in Optis, Sunfish, but there sure seems like there is still a lot -. ..i I' At the start of May, the
Laser radials, and 420s in St. Croix's popular multi class event. club began its IC 24 Summer Series with races beginning at 5:15 each Friday.
Paul Lordi, the event PRO, ran between 16 and 20 races in each class in the "This will spice up our happy hour quite a bit with the tall tales from the race
two day regatta. The winds made tactical iiII I key, with random puffs and course. L1. .1 ill, we will get a good number of skippers out and be able
"auto 1, I I II ,, I each sailor on their toes. The conditions also kept scores to get all aboard as crew who want to try the 11. I sport of IC 24 iih." I
i, I ii. I in the classes, as consistency was very hard to come by on one Canfield said. The fleet was also organizing an IC 24 Invitational to test drive
leg, a racer could go from last to first, and back! the new asymmetrical spinnaker. Q
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change. If you do not have the proper USCG
endorsement, you run the risk having your vessel
seized and forfeited.
If your vessel is a yacht documented only for
recreational purposes it may NOT carry paying
passengers. If you are recreational endorsed
and go to pick up a charter hire in the States,
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under SOLAS (safety of life at sea). Consideration
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Consideration also includes any anticipated future
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Your charter vessel, to have a valid coastwise
endorsement (under the coastwise laws of the
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and controlled by a U.S. citizen.You may NOTemploy
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A vessel of less than 100 gross tons carrying
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BY ANDREW DOVE
and iI.hI. I
qualified staff is
at least as difficult
in sail making as
in any other trade.
Through the centuries
sail makers would be
based in ports ready to build
or repair sails. Most seagoing
vessels of any stature i I, I I11
sailed with two suits of sails and
would, if at all possible, only carry
out fairly minor repairs while at sea.
Li i i l. I was the original term for tracing
or laying out a new sail. At the time the
sails were traced with line held in place by
awls and all of this in the sail maker's loft.
The Royal Navy never really had a sail makers'
code or manual. Plans were recorded but the
, Il iiill. I skills were the property of the sail maker
who handed down his knowledge to the apprentice
sail makers. Some form of control was applied to the
trade during the American Civil War. The northern fleet
had limited cloth stocks quite early on in the war and
deemed it necessary to license sail makers. Each would
register and identify their sails by a personalized logo at the
tack of the sail. Only in the last fifteen years have we had our Blue
Bookl Ii 11l I how a North Sail should be built. This documentation
and its continual renewal is a genuinely difficult task...no wonder the
Royal Navy did not try.
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I believe that they were linked with Jeckel sails
which is one of the oldest established sail makers
in the UK. At Musto and Hydes at the age of
eighteen, my first job was not a glamorous one,
but I would observe with great interest our research
department that would on a horizontal rig try sails,
note changes, go iiiIi and then modify the
mylinex patterns that were .11 I and conserved.
I can remember copying a competitor's Merlin
Rocket Spinnaker only to discover that this new
'must'was a copy of one of our own earlier models.
In the seventies I suppose that not that much had
changed since the earliest days. The materials were
advancing which allowed for new shapes, but the
technology was the same. A way of describing the
change over the past thirty years is perhaps that sail
making has become more of a science.
My early days with North Sails, I learnt the
usage of the early design programs. These were
powerful arithmetical tools that were ii i. iii,. ito
someone like me that has had a good Mathematics
back ground. To be honest, the biggest default
was not as much the output from the program
which from given points over a virtual shape
would smooth curves and give arithmetical signs
of bumps or flat spots. The problem was my
input. -ii 11.-i keenly in isolation is not good
enough. The designers in our group now rely on
honest clear input but master their art and share
information. We have a web-based design library
with a common language which has improved
the majority of the sail shapes we are .' 11I. i on
The next stage for a number of projects was
to go beyond i( 1I11iii, sail shape only but to
implement computer sail design and structural
load analysis. Now the shape was right and
the material distribution, patch size, etc, would
be proportionate to give longevity and shape
retention. This becomes the work of a designer
who is specialized in his work. There are still ways
to learn and for a young post graduate there are a
number of openings.
My oldest son this summer did a three month
paid post graduate study on the temperature
mapping and control on the carbon '. 111,.I
blanket for 3DL. There are more engineers at
present working on our development projects
than perhaps there have been for the entire
history of sail making. Through linked University
projects we have a "twisted flow" wind tunnel,
which accurately simulates differences in apparent
wind speed and apparent wind angle between
deck level and the upper part of the rig.The virtual
pressure mapping program is the current phase
As a sail maker running a company such
as North Sails Caribbean, I am not expected
to be able to run these programs ,. i .. ill
These are available tools so we must understand
their potential and their language. Projects now
require different team members. For example,
with an 1'1 1 i Ii.i project as the three Holland
America Line ships, I worked in partnership with
Ernst Looser from St Maarten, but also Brian
Doyle, the cloth designer within our group out of
Connecticut, and Andy Mitchel, our designer in
Sail making is not yet a dinosaur. Though our
rotary molded sails, our 3DL sails or centralized
production all are having a great affect on the
business, in a service loft, the sail maker with
scissors and awls still has his place. His need to
fully understand the new materials and techniques
is what has changed, and a sail maker's choice to
specialize in a given field is a new option in this
trade. The i.. i. i.. that even after years you still
learn -ii 1i11 ,. i each day is a reality as soon as
one travels and opens one's eyes and mind as a
So who wants to join me?? -
Andrew Dove is Area Manager for North Sails Caraibes,
based in Guadeloupe.
JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 29
BOAT BUILDINGBY TE
STITCH & GLUE METHOD
BY ROGER MARSHALL
Sne null silcnea ana epoxlea logerner.
Stitch and glue ., ii. iii i is the name given to boat
I ,Ii. I ,. I using plywood sheets held ... i'ii
by copper wire, string, cable ties, or some other
method.The joint is then glassed over on larger
boats the copper wire may be left in, but on
smaller craft it is usually cut out. An epoxy fillet
joint is usually made on the inside of the joint on smaller boats, and
the outside is taped over with ii. I i tape. On larger boats both
sides of the joint are usually coated with il. .' II i tape epoxied
over the joint. The method provides for a very strong joint without
the need to cut chine logs or other difficult to shape rabbets.
I- -- _
Here's a brief overview of the process:
First, you'll need to cut out the plywood and drill holes along the sides
to be joined ... 1i i In general, the holes will be three to five inches
apart, ,lii ...i ill in some cases you might make the separation a little wider
C I. ,.1 i,. I on the thickness of the plywood, the holes will be quarter inch to
one inch in from the edge of the plywood. The hole diameter should be just
large enough to take the copper wire or cable tie. When you buy a kit, the
plywood is precut and ... lill. I in most cases, co liII i down on the amount
of work that you need to do.
When all the wood is cut and iill .- I lay it out in a suitable area with the
edges to be joined next to each other Check that the pieces are laid out
properly and that the holes are ,il ii. Check the hole alignment a second
time. It is a real pain to have to undo all the ties and redo them because you
11 i i. 11,. I the first hole. With thinner plywood pieces there is no need to
bevel i .1 .1 .to get a good fit, but with thickness over 3/16"many builders
find that they get a better fit if the edges are beveled.
Join the plywood by passing a i.iiI of copper wire or a cable tie
., I i the holes in the plywood and eithe I I I 1. i the copper wire to pull
the plywood sheets .. I i I or pull a plastic cable tie tight and snip off the
end. As you work the boat will start to form the correct shape, but it will be
At this point you have a couple of options. You can mix a little epoxy and
thicken it with glue powder or cabosil. Pull the hull to the shape that you
want and glue the parts .. 1 i with a small glob of epoxy. Don't use a big
glob, if you have i ii. I ii I 1 tII, i you want to be able to break the joint
and ii i., the panels. The other option is to continue wiring the panels
... I i, and just let it wobble.
Once all the panels are wired, you will want to start epoxying the pieces
.. ii, Some builders find it best to apply small globs of epoxy across the
joint to hold i 1i IIi. I -. idii in place before they tape the seams .. I ii i
along the joints. Another way to work is to cut short pieces of ii. 'ii i
and tape them in place between the wires or cable ties. As you start to tie
30 ALLATSEA.NET JULY2008
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taped, you will have to apply layers of epoxy thickened with filler. If the hull
is smoothly taped you may want to coat your entire hull with ,I. ,. II or
simply smooth the seams before applying epoxy sealer.
The epoxy needs to be thickened to the consistency of peanut butter
and applied to the hull to make it smooth. Build up the layers by applying
thin coats of II ,,,, I epoxy. Let the layers dry and smooth them before
applying more epoxy. With the hull smooth you will need to apply an
epoxy sealer Smooth the sealer with 120 to 150 grit sandpaper and apply a
primer coat. At this stage many builders finish the interior of the boat before
applying a top coat. If you decide to finish the exterior, sand the primer coat
with 320 to 400 grit sand paper and apply the top coat.
When 1,1 ii i,.i i the boats interior, you will need to make allowances for
the fillet joint in the interior corners and will need to make 1111 i .forany
Pieces of the hull laid out on the ground
ready to be drilled for wire"stitching"
interior frames or structure. If your fillet work is done neatly, s '
you can usually finish the interior with a sealer or with a layer of
epoxy, brushed on, or coated with a layer or two of polyurethane varnish. .
JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 31
Holley Wins Dolphin Tournament ..
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Il, ir there's bait, there are billfish. Ironically some boats, skunked on s '
in i, i-mahi or dolphin at the 13th Annual Offshore Marine Dolphin Derby
Il,.ied by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club on April 27, released c
blue marlin instead. A4 RU
I iiIi fish, wrong tournament,"joked angler and tournament director I "i ,' 1
Jim Jamison, about the marlin he released that would have counted for I
points in the upcoming July Open Billfish Tournament.
In the end, it was St. Croix-based charter captain Carl Holley, aboard the
Triple Secret, who took home the top angler and top boat prizes respectively
with the catch of a 38-pound mahi-mahi and 14 total mahi-mahi for the day.
Holley tells his fish tale:"We left Frederiksted at 7:30 a.m., headed north
working our way toward St. Thomas. Along the way, we saw birds and
then we'd see the schools of fish. We caught five in the first school, three
in the second and six in the third:
It was the third and final school that proved the lucky charm-the
biggest dolphin of the tournament.
"I saw him come up behind the boat and threw him a sprat. He went
for it,' Holley explains. Tournament rules 1.. I for live i..Ii. I
In otherawards, JeffCrokin aboard GoneKetchinc i(. iii i 2nd largest
dolphin, a 35-pounder, with Edward Saunders on Irving's Son 4th with a 33-pounder; David Pearsall on
Mrs. Wave 5th with a 32-pounder; John Mills on Volcano 6th with a 32-pounder (tie between 5th and 6th
broken by ',,.il, of fish);
Tim, II, ,, on Seabee 7th
with a 31 pounder; Trevor
Walters on World Class 9th
with a 30 pounder; and
Paul Li II, on Seabee
10th with a 28 pounder
The $25,000 grand prize
for dolphin over 55 pounds
In total, the tournament
fleet caught 54 dolphin
for a total weight of 1,197
at the awards ceremony
enjoyed a portion of the
catch Monday night.
The next event hosted
by the VIGFC will be the
45th Annual July Open Billfish Tournament, July
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Tournaments in The Virgin Islands this Month
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
JULY IS A PEAK MONTH for marlin fishing in Virgin Islands waters.
the fact that the late St. Thomas sports fisherman Elliot Fishman lan
first official world record blue marlin an 845-pounder on July 4, 196
wonder then that there are two major blue marlin tournaments taking
Virgin Islands'waters this month.The 45th Annual July Open Billfish Toui
(JOBT) takes place July 14-17, followed by the 2nd Annual A.H. Riise B\
Tournament (BVIBT), July 19-23.
The winning team from Black Gold at the A.H. Riise tournament in 2007: Left to right, angler Carl Hit
Janet Sargeant, angler Matt Melchiorre, Harry Sargeant, angler Jeff Walls, Captain Keith Bokenhager
Witness blue marlin, aboard Bailey's Abigail Il. Proceeds
ded the from the JOBT benefit the Boys &Girls Club of the
8. It's no Virgin Islands.
place in The 2nd annual A.H. Riise BVIBT will again
ornament be hosted by the Bitter End Yacht Club in North
I Billfish Sound, Virgin Gorda.
The Honorable Ralph T O'Neal, OBE, and
Premier of the BVI, says, "Last year's tournament
was a great success. We met all three of our
ch, objectives -to put on a world-class event,
1 demonstrate that our waters offer some of the
/ .,I.I' Fi,, i I I, iI 1,.1 I l I a m meaningful
. I i i i i enty boats from
1. i iI,1 1 ii i..i i I I attended last
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I I I I .i i I. I I 11. Ii., i aboard his ACY
S , I ,11 ll the top team
Ii. .iI ii, I l . 1 i i i, iin, I i se d .
I .1 1 1 i I I II i 11 i event fo r
1,1,,, ,, ,, 111 ., ,,i n 1 ., Id Billfish Se rie s
Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC) "Our tournament
CELEBRATES 35 YEARS takes place three days
before the month's
he Bahamas Billfish Championship is a full moon for the best
world-classfishingtournament seriesthat says JeffKreiner,
marks its 35th anniversary in 2008. Taking tournament director for
tournament director for
place April through June each year, the five
Championship tournaments are governed by the JOBT This year like
a uniform set of rules for qualifying billfish. last, we're II ii I the
Anglers can fish any or all tournaments with tournament to just 25
cumulative points determining the overall boats and observers
Bahamas Billfish Champions. will be provided to
At press time, with three tournaments each boat"
fished and two to go, Bobby Sheppard's
Loose Crew was leading overall with nine
billfish total for 5678 points. Tied on releases,
but second on points, was Thomas Russell's
Cerveza. Lainey Jones'Mamma Who rounded
out the top three with six billfish releases for
The BBC concluded with the Boat Harbour
Championship, this year fished June 16-20,
and the overall winner of the series received
from title sponsor, Rolex, the Grand Prize
of an all-expense paid trip to Queensland,
Australia, to fish for black marlin on the Great
Abigail III, the St. Thomas-based charter
i, Ii,.i boat owned and operated by Capt.
Red Bailey, will be back to defend its winning
Top Boat title from last year. Other boats
c- .i l ii. I will include the Scarborough 63, Big
Oh; the ii 1. 1 55, Rude Awakening; and Cabo
The most .1 I.i..i prize is the Give'M
Line Trophy. l 1 1 ,, II this has been given
to the angler who caught the largest blue
marlin. With conservation top of mind, this prize
now goes to the angler who makes the most
blue marlin releases. In 2007, that was Dr. Tim
Aylward from Florida, with his release of four
and will be fished in the territory's waters, home
to the North Drop. Managed by the folks who
run the Bahamas Billfish Championship, not
only is great i 1111 I planned, but also numerous
shoreside activities for anglers and their families
such as i.,1iiii cocktails and dinner, cooking and
. 111 i I ., i schools, and a lay day picnic at the
Anegada Reef Hotel.
Proceeds from the tournament are donated to
charities selected by the Government of the BVI
and A.H. Riise.
For more information about the JOBT, visit
vigfc.com. Or, for more information about the A.H.
Riise BV IBT, visit 11.1illi i 1. ..11 1, 11 1 .. i 1 .i
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FISH I NG I
Blue Rapid DOM INMATES
the Antigua Fishing Tournament
BY GILLY GOBINET PHOTOS BY ROBBY BREADNER
A ',,..... are keen fishermen as was shown by the, II 1 local attendance at the 42nd Sport
Fishing Tournament on 9-12 May 2008 out of the Catamaran Marina, Falmouth Harbour. Local
participants also won most of the prizes, with only one going to a boat from St. Barth.
The terrific launch party in April attracted back many previous sponsors and also some new ones
from as far afield as Dominica. The hi. I entries to the competition included 21 boats from, 1 J. I,,
three from St. Barth, four from Guadeloupe and one from St. Martin.
In the Marlin Division, John Fuller's Blue Rapid was both the champion boat and won the most tag +
releases. Champion female was Katlyn Hart, also on Blue Rapid, with Mick Liney on Rum N' Coke winning
the male champion award.
Ii, ... ii Brian Nunes' iss Ashley was champion boat i. 1I in the -I .1 f I Division, Blue Rapid
I, hi.o, I, mI itself yet again when Oliver Cobb broke the record with his highly impressive 62 lb.
dolphin fish. Also aboard was Nick Fuller III, who won the Youngest Angler trophy.
Robert Hall landed a winning 39.5 lb. I.Ii 11 for Free Spool, which was also champion boat in the
under 25 ft. section.
John Hall hooked the largest wahoo at 58.5 lb. and Christian Audebert on Whappen from St. Barth
c lkl Ii, largest tuna weighing in at 76.25 lb.
The iii. i I and Barbuda Sport Fishing Association I ii11i holds two competitions a year, the
second one being in November the Doc's Tournament"Best in the West" held out of Jolly Harbour.This
year, however, chairman Phillip Shoul announced a new event the Francis Nunes Memorial Tournament
to take place on 28 September 2008. For further details, go to J&I .i i ..., I ,,ll ,,
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I F I S H I N G
CARIBBEAN SAILING OLYMPIANS:
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD PHOTOS BY DEAN BARNES
To make it to the Olympics means reaching the pinnacle of a sport and it takes years of training and dedication.
But what do athletes do when their Olympic bid is over? Where does this incredible life experience lead them?
AllAtSea asked a number of the Caribbean's past Olympic sailors.
Fnriqli i Firlqijerc
ENRIQUE FIGUEROA, PUERTO RICO
,iii, i since the age of 11,Figueroa has a long listof Hobie 16 championships
under his belt as well as Olympic bids in the Tornado in 1992, 1996, 2000 and
2004. In the wake of his 2004 campaign, Figueroa says, "I keep busy ,lh I
in Tornados in Europe and at home in Puerto Rico. We won the Hobie
Tiger Worlds in 2005 and the Hobie 16 U.S. National Championships in
The chance to compete in the Olympics, says Figueroa, "has given me a
great c, iii i i It's given me the opportunity to sail on the best boat, or I
should say the best multi-hull, possible against a great group of sailors that
share the same i ... I
Sm PETER HOLMBERG, ST. THOMAS,
i h o S. T a at t U .S V IR G IN IS LA N D S
There is only one sailor from the
Caribbean who has ever medaled
in the Summer Olympics and it is
Holmberg."Professional iiII I was
just ,i I,,,-I started when I won
my silver medal (in the Finn class)
in 1988, and I was very fortunate
that the Maxi's and 50's came to St.
Thomas for regattas that year and I
got asked to sail with them.
"This opened the door to
_m professional ,,h,,,i for me and I
have continued to make it my career ever since, taking jobs all around
the world. Since this start in pro iiiI,. I have been fortunate to race on
S1 11,1,. i from Decision 35 Cats to the 130 foot J Class Yacht Ranger, and
along the way won the 50 Foot World Cup, the Maxi World Championships,
the Match Racing World Tour, and the America's Cup. It has been a wonderful
journey thus far!"
The Olympics, says Holmberg,"IS what made this all possible.The Olympics
is like school -you learn that if you set goals, work very hard at it, then you
can achieve results. This skill set is what can carry you into a successful career
in iii,, i (and any other career for that matter). C. -ii. 1i| i in the Olympics
and being successful showed me that I had the ability to sail with the best in
the world. On top of this, winning a medal opens huge doors and gives you
the choice of making ,iiII i a career. Without doubt, a successful Olympic
campaign is the best route to a professional ,i,,i i career"
ROBERT'ROBBY'HIRST, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Hirst represented his island nation in the Laser class at the 1992 and 1996
Olympic Games and continues today as a ,iiiI. i leader in the IC24 class.
But, Hirst's day job is land-based."I started working in the financial services
industry in the BVI I 11ii,, i right after the Games in 1996. I had completed a
university degree in economics 18 months before the Games'
36 ALLATSEA.NET JULY2008
COUNTDOWN TO BEIJING
Karl James ANTIGUA'S OLYMPIANS
Seven / ,li II,. have
represented the island in
the Olympics and all are
r still on island and active
I in the sport and in the
marine trades. First, there's
boardsailor Eli Fuller, who
competed in 1988 and
today operates Adventure
/w l iIll a -- llu1k i tour
In 1992, Carlo Falcone
and Paula Victoria sailed
Star, Franklin Braithewaite
competed in Finn, Karen
Portch in the Europe, and
Ty Brodie on a IIi .... I Falcone was instrumented in I I vs. I Dragon racing
at Harmony Hall, Braithewaite owns and operates A&F Sails, and Portch works
for Watermaker Services.
Karl James sailed Lasers in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, and now is a
,it, ,I instructor at the ,111. Il I Yacht Club.
COR VAN AANHOLT, CURACAO
He's a Sunfish World Champion, but van Aanholt represented the Netherlands
Antilles in the Laser Class at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. "After the
Olympics I continued 11, 111. I energy into my investments and started a youth
,. I program in Curacao, but purely on a volunteer basis,"says van Aanholt.
Im.. I an Olympian opened many doors,' he continues."I believe we got
sponsorships much easier. Our program today is being covered in the media
quite a lot and I think that when we started it attracted young kids to the
program. NowYouth iiii ,. I Curacao (YSCO) boasts a membership of around
140 children of which the most, i.i 'I train 14 hours a week and travel
around the world 1111, It., I in major international events. The majority
of the member kids are not striving for successes in competition. They just
want to have a ii 1 11 ,,. with their friends. That is why YSCO also organizes
r ......h l ,i sails with campfires, treasure hunts and a yearly ,iIh. I weekend
at a little island 25 miles off Curacao. At these activities, kids of all ages and
,,im. I abilities have fun ... I II, "
St. Lucia's Mike Green
MICHAEL GREEN, ST. LUCIA
He mounted two Olympic campaigns for two islands, I i I .I I Barbados
in the Star Class in 1988, and St. Lucia in the Laser class in 1996. In the years
S.II. 11,.i the Olympics, Green has continued to run his ... .* I business
and has delved into real estate sales for the past three years working for the
L ,. 1 I .in St. Lucia, an up market marina development.
"I am still amazed at how people treat you once they know you are an
Olympian and I must say I have used it in my boat business to my advantage,"
says Green,"and even in the real estate sales, it's nice to drop it in if you can,
as it does change people's whole attitude toward you'" -
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and
JULY2008 ALLATSEA.NET 37
";11II Il N -GH U O
Our Cell Phones Inform Us We Are Dumb
The Titillating Joys of Techno-Phobia
COPYRIGHT 2008 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
M y goal is to be the freest
American sailor on
this planet. Yes, freedom
is my drug and I mainline
it. To put it another way,
there are three things I'm
interested in- freedom,
freedom and freedom.
...get the picture?
...call me crazed, obsessed
and single-minded... call me
Of course, as a flower child of the late 1960s,
I'm also worried about iin. i out. Yes, that was
our big fear as starry eyed hippies of yore, that
we'd eventually become i, 1 II and 'sell out
to the Man:
Oh, what an awful i.. .. .iii ,,t / *.
Of course, the 1960s and flower power have
faded for most members of my 1 11...- ,
We're all older, and 'the movement'is now more
closely associated with elderly bowels than young
radicals. I mean, today a weather man is... well, a
guy interested in weather
.to paraphrase the radical singer Gil Scott
Heron, the revolution not only'wasn't televised'it
I, however, have steadfastly endeavored to stay
true to-my-counter culture roots-but most of
my friends have 'moved on,... which is, of course,
just another way of saying they sold-out.
38 ALLATSEA.NET JULY2008
I'm not sure why this is... perhaps they didn't... In fact this whole 'not working' concept led best have electro-locking doors on your Lexus or
er, self-medicate themselves enough? Take my me to an entire lifetime of abject poverty you might get car jacked. Second, the two dollar
wife Carolyn, for example. She's not worried about despite, or because of, i 11,. in the Land of soda doesn't have a price tag.. and inflation might
111,. I out. In fact, she recently told me, "..it's 2008, Plenty.To compensate, I moved to theThird World have raised it to three dollars by the time you get
Fatty, and-face it!-there are no buyers!" where everyone is as poor as I Ii.... Iil not by it to the counter. To save time, the non-English
But I continue to soldier on. I mean, I'm still a smug choice). speaking carbon-life-form behind the counter
true-blue PinkoCommieFag. I still give the peace Thus I have missed out on a lot of techno will use a scanner to 'input' it into the 'system...'
sign with a hopeful grin. I still say'far-out, man!" enslavement... which is howl thinkof much of the but that seldom works the first time... so they
still know all the lyrics to Alice's Restaurant. I still 'modern conveniences'of Western shore life. try scanning it in another dozen times... slower
believe in Abbie Hoffman... well, right up until he ...forinstance,itused to bethatyou'd gointothe and slower.. this-way-and-that-way.. until finally
slit his wrists, anyway. corner grocery store, grab a dime soda, slap a dime the clerk is forced to punch in the fourteen ii.1ii
Of course, being an aging, buttock-sagging on the counter.. and waltz out. Not anymore! product number AND their 12 ii.ii employee
hippy meansthatIcan'tworkforanyone... because First off, the 'corner grocery' store is now ten number AND the store code AND the manager's
gainful corporate employment is restrictive. miles away in..i. ii dense traffic-and you'd Zodiac sign... but, of course, one of the numbers
(Continued on next page)
it's evrtingw o
JULY2008 ALLATSEA.NET 39
..Carolyn and I suddenly found ourselves forced
to buy mobile/wireless/cell phones-which we
needed like a hole in our heads.
is inputted wrong and the entire sequence has
to begin... painstakingly.. again... so that, finally,
about 20 or 30 minutes into this POP (point
of purchase) pantomime, the clerk puts your
now-luke-warm soda into a plastic-bag-intended
to-gag-sea-turtles and says listlessly in
It used to be that retails businesses did their
OWN inventory. Now, however, I .. ii the time
saving convenience of modern computers, we
have to do it ourselves... for hours... each time we
want a soda.
This is referred to as'progress'and 'time-saving
convenience'in the business community.
...where was I? How do I get off on these
Ah, yes! I was explaining how I became
a poverty-stricken sea gypsy in the Third
World and missed out, 1ii ill,, on a lot of
Unfortunately, I did eventually have to work
to earn a i .Ii I know, I know... it seems far,
far below my tie-dyed, bell-bottomed, Nehru
jacketed i. ii 1 but that's how the deal went
down. So I began iiIII,. and this (somehow or
another) led me to the Sultanship of Brunei and
an international radio spot.
Actually, my radio career was almost derailed
by a mis-communication before it left the
"..but I'm not IN jail," I responded in amazement
when a hip i i.ii. ., D.C. studio executive
said, "..we'll call you on your cell.'
Of course, I -.,ii I it out... eventually. Many
of today's phones don't have wires. And they're
mobile. Thus, they're ....1 1, called mobile
or wireless apparatuses. However, since most of
their 'early-adapters' were incarcerated at Club
Fed and thus needed smuggled-in mobile or
wireless devices to continue c(.-,. ii ui. I their
criminal enterprises... they became widely
known as cell phones... i. i...~iil the glories
of hip-hop culture. (There is an urban myth
that they were .i .11 1. 11 called 'cellular' phones
because street people used to hide them in
stalks of celery while 11..Ii I down the avenue...
Anyway, my wife Carolyn and I suddenly
found ourselves forced to buy mobile/wireless/
cell phones-which we needed like a hole in
For one ill,.i we're never apart. For two,
we have no friends. For three, the only reason
strangers have contacted me for the last
decade or two... is to complain about articles
In addition, it was immediately apparent that
we didn't give-good-phone.
Plus, Carolyn won't allow me to be alone.. and
the only reason I wanted to be alone... was to call
her on her new cell phone.
I'd say,"I'm gonna go ashore and take a shower,"
and she'd say,"I'll go with."
...if she gets into the iii,.ii, alone to go
ashore, I call her just after she's pulled the starter
cord. She has to stop, shut off the outboard
engine... search her purse/bag/pockets... h ill'. Ii
i,.. Ii the anchorage all the while)... find her
phone and NOT drop it into the water in the
bottom of the i ,i. il, turn her phone on... hit the
'talk' button and shout "..is that you, Roma?" (Our
daughter is the only one besides myself who has
...but, alas, it is only me and she ain't pleased...
not at all.
...she has no phone manners!
...she shouts 'expletives deleted!'
1 i i I is no better I sent her a message
which read, "DONT B L8 2 ***K,"and she texted
me back.' ..not romantic, you pervert!"
The last time we were at the Royal Brunei YC
i. 1i, I she was like a shadow... I could not lose
her for a nano-second.
Thus, I slipped away to the head (the only
place she can't follow) and called her from there.
i .I-'iI ,. she said."You have to call me for
a REASON, Fatty!"
I had no idea.
So the 11. ii. I day I hiked a solid hour
under the glaring tropical Brunei sun and called
her from the local little grocery store. "I'm at the
grocery store... do you want me to bring you
back i, ii 1. "'
"Yes," she said."Five pounds of sugar, please.'
I .11 to say, I was taken aback. I mean,
I wanted to call, sure, and I knew I had to have
a reason... but five pounds of sugar weighs five
pounds... and I didn't want to carry it at noon at 6
degrees of latitude.
"I'd rather not," I said. "That's too heavy.
How 'bout I buy us a candy bar... and eat both
..you call me from a store on your new
cell phone to tell me that you DON'T want to
carry stuff," she said. "That's... that's... dumber
Thus we had our first'mobile'argument.
I guess that's progress. _
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"
40 ALLATSEA.NET JULY2008
hen Snipe sailors Jimmie Lowe and Peter Bruce Wassitch went
to the Pan Am Games to represent the Bahamas a few years
ago, they looked around and realized that they were among the
oldest sailors at the Games. While they were elated to be representing their
country, they were disillusioned.The source of their disappointment was the
realization that an entire generation of Bahamian youth were not sailing at
home or at international competitions. Lowe, who is retired and Wassitsch,
in the prime of his life, returned to Nassau with the goal of rectifying the
situation. They wanted to introduce sailing to the public school curriculum
throughout the Bahamas and launch a national sailing school.
Lowe and Wassitsch approached the Bahamas 1iiII i Association (BSA),
the nation's national governing body for the sport of iIIin. i One of BSA's
primary missions is to promote ,i,,. i to all Bahamians .1 1. I of race,
ii. ii. i, gender or political affiliation. With the endorsement of the BSA,
Lowe and others approached the Ministry of Education. What they lacked
in financial support and equipment, they more than compensated for in
enthusiasm and commitment.
Lowe went into the public schools in Nassau to recruit candidates for
the first summer camp. One of the only pre-requisites to i 1111i i i I in the
four week learn to sail session was passing a swim test. While many of the
eager youth did just fine, a couple sunk right to the bottom of the pool and
had to be resuscitated. The swim test didn't sink the program, instead it was
the genesis for yet another program introduced to the public schools and
those interested in iiI,. i- swimming lessons. Lowe recruited some of the
top Bahamian swimmers to teach aspiring ,iiII i students how to swim.
When the first of the two four-week summer ,iI i sessions took place
three years ago, the Bahamas National iii r i School was i .1 1 iI 1 I with six
Optimist prams and a lot of hope. The Nassau Yacht Club graciously offered
up the use of its facilities to help launch the school. While some of the
students were learning how to sail, those who needed a little help learning
how to stay afloat and swim, took swimming lessons so that they could
jump into the Optimists during the second summer session.
As the Bahamas National iii, .i School goes into its third year of
operations, patrons have generously donated 103 Optimists and Lowe, his
full time staff of two and volunteers have introduced the program to public
school students on Long Island, Eleuthera, Abaco and Grand Bahamas.
Children who couldn't swim or sail at the program's in i .11..1 1i
been exposedto a pastimethattheycanenjoyforthere I..i i II
lives. They've learned about team work. They have adclli...11 I
extracurricular activities, iI II.im.i weekend iii1,.I
i,. .1 ii ..' 11 the year, especially during the summer, ar. I
the Bahamas was able to hold an Optimist National
Championship with 56 competitors last year. Lowe,
who is the Director of ,iiiII i Operations of the
Bahamas National iiI. i Association, continues .
to champion the program. There are two full-
time employees and lots of volunteers helping
him to grow the program. Lowe is looking ...
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he Puerto del Rey Marina, located in Fajardo on the east coast of
Puerto Rico, plans to begin a multi-million dollar improvement
project in 2008, .. -i. im to Vice President Denison I, II The
improvements are part of Puerto del Rey's strategy to capitalize on the
2009 opening of a 5+ star resort adjacent to the marina.
"We are seeing more and more megayachts in our facility and expect the
trend to continue, especially with the opening of the Cayo Largo Golf and
Beach Resort," says Shelley. "Also, the 2009 opening of the Roosevelt Roads
Airport, which is five minutes from Puerto del Rey and has an 11,000 foot
runway, will make our facility very convenient for megayacht owners and
charterers who want to arrive in any type of private aircraft, even if it's a 747"
Shelley says that the marina project's first phase, expected to be completed
during 2009 at an investment of $7 million, will include remodeling and
iI ii i,,. of Puerto del Rey's restaurants, retail establishments and common
areas, as well as the addition ofa swimming pool, fitness i iii i, /showersand
bathrooms. A planned water sports center will offer yacht and i 1I, I charters,
diving trips and lessons, and excursions to the nearby Spanish Virgin Islands.
The second phase expected to begin in 2009-2010 will include a
luxury boutique hotel, a new yacht club, additional restaurants and retail
establishments, and residential units to be offered for sale.
Puerto del Rey also plans to increase its number of megayacht slips with
the addition of a new megayacht marina to be located north of the i ii I. I
marina facilities. The investment in the second phase is estimated to be
between $30 and $50 million.
The design of the improvements and the new facilities is being conducted
by Marvel & Marchand Architects and Jorge Rosello Interior Designers and
Space Planners, who recently designed the La Concha and the Vanderbuilt
hotels in San Juan, as well as Las Casitas at the Conquistador Hotel in Fajardo.
1 1 is confident that planned improvements will take the
Fajardo facility, which already has a winning, year-round combination of
facilities and services, to the next level as one of the Caribbean's premier
y,. ,i, I centers.
"Our marina offers a 'one-stop shop' for i, lii,,.i the owner of a
megayacht or 30 foot boat may need," says i1 II ,, "whether it's first
class dockage, repairs or maintenance, a complete refit, or a hurricane
plan-with a reserved space on land for yachts who want to remain in the
Caribbean during hurricane season and have to comply with insurance
For more information on Puerto del Rey Marina, call 787-863-8880 or
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H owdid I gofrom being a successful
career gal to struggling artist?
IN FOUR ORDS,, I BOUG. A BOAT.
In 1997, my partner and I were I Iii in Oregon when we had a pivotal
discussion about everyman's dream: i'11 i1 i. i our jobs, buying a boat and
i- li. i for the Caribbean. A II I i,. l 11i artist in my spare time, I dreamt of
.11,1 i for real on som e tropical isle ii I. i. 1 1iii I knew absolutely r, ..*i i i
about ... i.ii I but the idea sounded so i i. 111,.1 (and romantic) that four
months later Ken, collie Czar and I were 'i i. II, iiii. I on our 1971 33-ft
Marine Trader which we'd re-named Ruff Life.
In my former life I had lived and traveled around the world managing
manufacturing projects for a NYC firm, and felt confident in my abilities
to adapt. Ha! I could hail a cab, but tying knots and ii. i charts had
me stumped. At a Sarasota marine store I asked for the closest equivalent
to i .. 1111. i for Dummies"; I hadn't even seen "Captain Ron" but after one
feverish month of provisioning we were i 1. hI. I south.
Every cruiser has horror
stories. Mine started when
the refrigerator fell on me
during the crossing to
West End and pretty much
lasted until we arrived in
Puerto Rico. Bruised and
I, II I,..:ked I refused to
go further; malls and fast
food restaurants beckoned
and I announced this was
home. Ken loved Puerto
Rico and jumped right in
to our new community
of La Parguera, opening
a kite- i. I II shop and
I 1I1 i. I a book exchange,
which has grown from a single milk crate to a fully stocked corner
of the town's strip mall.
I needed more time to recover...and 11111I. I became my
therapy. I practiced on ii, iiIi,. I especially Ruff Life's interior, until
a friend gave me a tree-grown gourd to aid in my rehabilitation.
This calabash, known locally as the higuera and found i ... ii ...11i
the Caribbean, is hard as oak once dried. I '..n11 ..II used for
tableware, musical instruments and even hair dye, it is now
1 Iil made into masks and maracas.
I began fashioning my gourds into simple bowls and .
sculptured baskets, (i i i,,. i them completely inside and out
and ,i 1 111, ,11ii .1 i with .,ii1 1"I, tropical colors until, without
Iii .i. I it, I had developed my own style. I became a licensed Artesan (a
must-have to attend the best shows on the I ii, I. and my functional art,
now ranging from salsa bowls to wine bottle holders, clocks to lampshades,
surprises the public.
What inspires me? Truth is I'm financially motivated. To my own
astonishment I've grown to love this lifestyle, and I love i ii,. i on the boat.
Everyone who owns one knows what that entails i i i i ll,, and in these
economic times artwork is not high on people's list of priorities. This is
where the 11 i11. .i i i artist part comes in.
Ken has joined me in this creative venture and I remind him that we've
actually upgraded from starving, so that's progress. When i 11. .. get really
tight, that's when we become particularly creative: early results on a line
of 1,. II.. 1 indicate this just might be our pet rock. I do murals when
and where I can, even on RuffLife's transom, and I'm slowly I i' 11 ,ii ,,I I
with wall art.
Several of my pieces have won awards in international competitions, and
my self styled website's ciil ,I .. I the charts. No one's more surprised than
me. I I ii I'm far ahead of where I'd be if I had waited until retirement (or
if I'd known in Florida that trawlers came with two engines). I now admit
that moving on to RuffLife has been one of the best decisions of my life. The
journey has been incredible, and I don'tjust mean the cruise. -(&
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park is becoming a little more
ye 11 Ii 1,ii11, Day moorings
for small recreational boats
are free (currently, i .... il
this may change in the future)
& and are now available in
f rt ., E.., Cramer's Park, Coakley Bay,
Chenay Bay and Teague Bay
on the north shore, and in Great Pond Bay and Turner's Hole .I ...i. rI on
the south shore.
The north shore locations are 1ii,.ii, or kayak distance from more
acceptable anchorages or marinas, and yachts drawing more than six feet
are strongly advised to watch the depth sounder and the bottom carefully!
when approaching the white mooring balls.The sand-screw moorings have
pennants and allow access to II 1 ,i ..- I .iii-i and beautiful beaches.
All Virgin Islands beaches are open to the public up to the high tide line. At
some locations, a salt pond or lagoon is a short hike inland, and birdwatchers
will find many species to check off their lists.
Among the bays where yachts can anchor are Teague (Tague on some
charts) Bay, Coakley Bay, Prune Bay, and Chenay Bay.
Teague Bay is a park-designated Recreational Area with many private
moorings around the St. Croix Yacht Club. Yachts may enter at the Coakley
Bay"G1" beacon (approx. 1745'59"N 06438'1 1"W) and keep to the i. I1.11
of the channel until well into the large bay, approximately 1.7nm east.
Watch for and avoid the patch reefs to either side.The continuous breakers
of the barrier reef are easy to see and continue to Cotton Garden Point.
The reef offers good I 11 in,. I and keeps the water fairly flat except in a
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Cotton Valley cut is only for those with a,.
Once in Teague Bay, yachts may anchor
overnight in six to18 feet of water. The St.
Croix Yacht Club offers visitors a pleasant
clubhouse, 1iiim.ii dock and famous
Crucian hospitality. Swimming is permitted off the beach east of the dock.
At the southwest corner of the bay, park moorings are in shallow
water in front of Duggan's Reef restaurant. .i ii. iii is good along the
rock outcroppings. There are several wrecks in the bay to explore as well.
Recreational line I ii,.i from shore is permitted within 100 feet of the
shoreline. Just east ofTeague Bay, in Cotton Garden Bay, park moorings are in
shallow water near Cramer's Park, a public beach with some facilities.
Coakley Bay and Prune Bay are pleasant anchorages for 1...1 I ii,.
swimming and playing on the beach. Depths run nine to13 feet close to
shore, and anchoring is comfortable except when northeasterly winds bring
in a swell. Anchor in sand, and watch for isolated coral heads and the patch
reef between the two bays. Anchoring is not recommended ,i 1 1 ilI Point at
the western end of the Prune Bay (1745'57"N 06439'17"W), as the current is
swift and the point is rocky. (The large house on the point with a bright green
roof once belonged to Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb.) It's
a short swim, ii, i. II, or kayak ride to nearly deserted beaches.
Some moorings at Chenay Bay are in water deep enough for a shallow
draft yacht, but a better option is to anchor in six to 10 feet of water in front
of the Chenay Bay Beach Resort or behind Green Cay. The Cay is a national
wildlife refuge with a brown pelican rookery and is the only place left where
the St. Croix ground lizard can be found. As an alternative, nearby Green Cay
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From the anchorage or the
marina, one can IlII,,. i, or kayak to
the Chenay Bay moorings, snorkel *
the point north of the resort or just
enjoy the beautiful beach. Conch, SALES & SERVICE FOR: SPE R RY J
lobsters, snappers, ill I manta T 0P SIDER
rays and barracuda inhabit the bay
waters, while osprey, frigate birds, "l L. LE SR s
white terns and brown pelicans fly
above. Endangered sea turtles use GENESIS F D .J
the beach berm for Im,,.i and mn u. ..
hikers should avoid hIl I.,Ii. ie. the a s
F..,.- I -, I., n .es. get area. Beach fires and vehicles arek AIRIS Iflaable Sport K yak
prohibited, but camping isn't just
watch out for manchineel trees.
Several shorttrails lead south intothe 100+acrE ., I Ii,. 11 Coastal Reserve
owned by the St. Croix Environmental Association (www.stxenvironmental.
org). The reserve includes wetlands, mangrove forests and grasslands, which
SEA uses for education and research. The large salt pond is a 1 I site forro x
resident and migratory birds, and early mornings are best for I. 1i I various RRL SS MARINA ONVENIEhLY
wetland species. Tiny i. I. I I and large land crabs share the pond with birds, LOCATSD EAST OF CHe STIANSrB HAIBOR
mongoose, iguana and deer
To protect spawning, nursery and residence habitat for various species,
Coakley, Prune and Chenay Bays are designated No Take Areas: swimming,
I, ,.I and .,1,11.! are 11.. .I 1 however, commercial and recreational
I ... I are prohibited.
1 11,. I cruisers are invited to swim, dive and snorkel in the park waters
and to enjoy the beaches. To get the most out of the Marine Park, take a
free interpretive tour with Ranger John Farchette III, usually on Wednesday .
mornings. Check the Marine Park calendar at www.stxeastendmarinepark.
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"The big feature this year
was how many agencies
came together at one time
to promote boating safety.
It was great," says Duane
Minton, U.S. Coast Guard
(USCG) Auxiliary captain
for the Virgin Islands.
helicopter rescue drew the most oohs and
ahhs from the crowd. The crew of a Coast
Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air
Station Borinquen in, .1111. ii Puerto Rico
flew to a point just off the Frederiksted
Pier. The bright red copter hovered over
the ocean, whipping up plumes of spray,
as a rescue swimmer descended to the
water and ,i iill hoisted the dummy
victim to safety to a round of applause.
The demonstration continued ashore
as members of St. Croix Rescue met the
helicopter crew and continued the victim's
mock resuscitation on land.
The second biggest eye-catcher was the
110-foot cutter, the USCG Chincoteague, especially
with its MK 38/25 mm machine gun and tw..
.50-caliber machine guns mounted on-board.
"Our mission is primarily migrant interdiction, drL*
interdiction, and search and rescue,"says LTJG Elizabell,
Gillis, the executive officer and second in command i i
the 15 member crew, during a tour of the cutter "Th
area that we cover is from the Dominican Republic ar. I
Haiti south i,...i ii the Caribbean'
Gillis, a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Acaderr
in New London, CT, entails that she drives tlh
cutter and navigates safety as well as performir.
administrative duties, support and i.. i i ii.i She
also the senior 11.. i officer when it comes to inspect
..'1 .h r vessel at sea.
Learning just what Coast Guardsmen and
omen do in their career, as well as other maritime
job opportunities, was another big part of the
Safe iiii I day. Agencies that set up booths
S to disseminate information included the
Department of I i..... I & Natural Resources,
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Safe Boating Week
S BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD PHOTOS BY DEAN BARNES
Hundreds of community members converged at Frederiksted
Pier, St. Croix, on May 17 for daylong festivities commemorating
Safe Boating Week.
Virgin Islands'Police Blue Lightening Task Force, National
Guard, Hovensa, Marines, Air Force and Army.
Members of the Golden HookFishing Clubemphasized
the educational side of their sport by ,, ,i. ,. I out dozens
of backpacks loaded with I .. .. ii to kids.
Education was also key with members of the USCG
Auxiliary and St. Croix Power -, I, i Squadron, especially
as it related to the National Safe ... ii Week slogan,
Minton explains,"We received a donation that II... I
us to give away 100 life jackets to kids. Several of us took
turns teaching kids how to put on and wear the life jacket
properly. This is also one of the elements we teach in
Fu w ii i I safety courses!
The St. Croix Power Squadron members also
promote safe '.i to the community, and do so
i ll..i.ljl monthly general
membership i, Iii .. and
... I Ii related classes.
K Squadron commander,
.,, Ginger Anderson, explains,
d md "We teach I i education
and safety, both power and
t sail in c I I !~ I l i ,. I
the community. Basic classes
go over r> 1 1,1i .. aids and
I wearing a lifejacket. The
more advanced classes get
into engine maintenance
and other more specialized
topics. The whole goal is for
people to be safe on the seas
and to have fun'
Fun was definitely part of the Safe .. II, i festivities. Kids, and parents,
were able to test their skills in a life ring toss off the Frederiksted Pier and
engage in a lifejacket relay.
Knot tying, radio ( IIIh. a Solas Flare Shoot off and fire i, i.,,, i,
demonstrations made the day as interactive as it was fun and educational.
"It was a great day and we look forward to doing it again next year,"
says Minton. '. '1 i' ,ii in the future, we can alternate islands so that more
people can participate" -(&
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TOURNAMENT'S MARINE II
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD | PHOTO BY DEAN BARNES
en teenagers( 1i1. 1 I in Venturing, a youth
development program of the Boy Scouts of
America (BSA), took part in the USVI Open/
Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament's (ABMT) Marine
Vocational Program (MVP) and became certified
"I wanted to conquer my fear of the
sea," said Kia'T'Nique Thomas, about her reason for
embarking on the underwater educational program.
Prior to receiving their certificates, students
Dudley Penn andTyriq Isles demonstrated toa crowd
of family and friends the techniques that enabled
the students to earn their certification. The young
men outfitted themselves with masks, regulators,
air tanks and weight belts, and did a buddy check
and swimming underwater around the pool.
"The kids really showed a lot of interest, were
responsible and demonstrated a high level of
teamwork and responsibility i..,i ... I. .11 the
instruction," says Andre Webber, of St. Thomas
Diving Club, who taught the 10-week course.
Nathan Clark, Virgin Islands'Council of the Boy
Scouts of America senior district executive, says,
"This experience has given the students a life skill
they can build on for the future and even turn into
One student, Jerome Hodge, plans to do just
that."Id like to get my instructor's certification and
ultimately become a dive instructor"'
The ABMT's MVP program, the brainchild of
St. Thomas' sports fishermen, Jimmy Loveland,
operates under the Virgin Islands Council of
"I envision the components of the MVP
program like spokes on a wheel," says Loveland.
"There's il 11,1 1 ii,. i and Iii. i for exam ple,
that not only introduces kids to these life
experiences, but also takes them i,.,.-.. i, a
curriculum that will lead to a vocation in their
chosen marine field"
For more information about the MVP Program,
contact Jimmy Loveland (340) 775-9500 or Nathan
Clark (340) 774-2752. -
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LOTS OF TALENT SHOWCASED
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
The sea spray settled barely a month after the BVI's biggest boating
event of the year, when it was time for the little boats to shine at the
7th annual BVI Dinghy Championships, raced May 10-11 out of Tortola.
Chris Watters, 1iii i coach at the Royal BVI
Yacht Club (RBVIYC), says, "With 38 boats racing,. -
and 42 competitors, this was one our biggest .
i .to date, with attendance just under from
last year's record' *
The weather couldn't have been more ideal.
The breeze was steady and out of the southeast
at 12 to 14 knots for most of the weekend. As a
result, a total of 37 races were run.
The most ,iiI.. i I I happened in the Laser
class. Two-time Olympian Robby Hirst won the
class iii,. i a Standard, but it was 2012 Olympic
hopeful, 16-year-old Alec A ,. I .- ..., ii,. i Radial
who was the only one to beat Hirst boat for boat
in spite of the difference in sail area.
Anderson explains, "It didn't take him (Hirst)
long to get used to the boat again, so right away
it was serious competition. Plus, his tactics are
incredible. Then, when it was windy and I was able .. ...
to keep up with him, the racing became lots of fun
with some close reaching and tactics up wind'"
In the Laser Radial class, Anderson, the sole
2008 BVI Youth World Team member, battled it out
for the top spot with the USVI's William Bailey. The
BVlslander was victorious and only allowed Bailey
to beat him in two of the seven races sailed.
The USVI's Joyce McKenzie won the Laser 4.7s.
One of the other big ii. 1i. 11 i of the event, says Watters, "was the BVI's Josh Morrell taking 11 firsts
over 11 races in the popular Open Bic Class'
The Open BIC, which received official class .. I ,..i by the International iii ,. I Federation (ISAF)
in November 2007, is a 9-foot one-design iii ii i that is gaining momentum around the world with
large fleets in the United States, Italy, France and South America.
The USVI's Addison Hackstaff won the Optimist Blue Fleet and Opti Overall.
"I got clean starts and had good air I worked the shifts and kept in front of the pack," Hackstaff
says of his win.
The 12-year-old wasn't always ill. "One race, I was in front when my outhaul blew from its cleat.
Because of this, I moved to the back of the fleet. But, I ended the race in 4th,' says Hackstaff "Nicholas
Gartner was my stiffest competition. I just beat him by one point i. i l, and I i .. i. i I we had actually
tied on points."
The RBVIYC's Watters adds,"The 2008 BVI North American Optimist team showed that practice pays.
Jason Putley took top honors in the Optimist White fleet, with Jonathan Woods second. In the Optimist
Red fleet, Dontae Hodge of Cane Garden Bay
finished first in class, and Mollee Donovan, ended
third in Blue Fleet'
Two sailors from the 'Sailability BVI' program,
taught by Alison ii. ili, i i ,i,, 1 and Colin
Bramble at the BVI Watersports Centre, saw
their disabilities 11 ill, evaporate on the sea.
In fact, one, Delroy Gordon, finished third in the
competitive Laser 4.7 class.
i 1 .iii I I, ,,,,I says," iiI. I has become e the
only access these two and others that attend
weekly the Sailability activities have to the outside
world. They cannot read or write. One of the boys,
il.l. iI ; .I, i ,ll, fit, is intellectually disabled,
I, .I i i him from earning a i Ii. i once leaving
school in any ii. ii I capacity. It is hoped that
by the end of June 2009 both these boys will
be valuable boat handlers and employed within
the charter industry in the BVI. Horizon Yacht
Charters has been invaluable in giving the boys
and opportunity to spend their work experience
time with them.'
The two, Delroy Gordon and Glenford Gordon,
and possibly other special needs sailors born in
the BVI, will be c. -.i I, 1,. at the next Special
Olympic Summer Games in 2011 in Athens! -&
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No one could remember if the warning signal for the race's
start would be fired ten or five minutes before the race began.
Ten minutes was settled on and we realized our mistake
when we saw the other competitors streaming over the
start line ahead of us. We began last and remained so for the
duration of the'Beach Jam Course which covered 26 nautical
miles of, I i., 11 i spectacular, beach dotted coastline.
Glen was a laid back captain. When it became clear
that we would not be able to catch up with the other
competitors, the race became a leisurely sail in perfect
iii, i conditions. He took time to show me how to handle
the jib ropes when the vessel tacked. "As soon as you hear
the rattle [of the sail], bring the jib in,' he instructed."Let me
show you," he demonstrated how to twist the ropes, "that
makes i I. iii i and that makes it slacker,"he explained, then
laughingly said,"I don't even think about that stuff when I do
it"'Glen has owned Hearts Desire for five years and has sailed
since he was a year old.
The race was won by Colin Percy in Antares in the Cruising
class, Frits Bus in Pelican Marine Residences in the Spinnaker
class,, i. iii 1, gistered Juluca, skippered by Steve Donahue
in the Open class, and by Herve Harel in Harel Yachts in the
Multihull race. Hearts Desire received loud applause when
we eventually finished, over an hour later than the last craft.
Glen thanked the ni,. I race officials for"not giving up on
us and going home!"
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JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 53
The i. iill i Regatta is run by the 1,ii 1iii i ,11 .I
Association (ASA) and the ,.I iii Tourist Board, with
assistance from the St Martin Yacht Club. It funds the
activities of the, I. illl I Youth ,ilh. I Club, which teaches
young sailors their craft. The second Alden Schooner in
the 1 11i Charm ll, captained by Richard West, had Club
members crewing, their average age just thirteen years.
The 1 11, i featured races over three days, with exhibition
races including the iiiiii,.i West End Cup and the hotly
contested 'Battle of the Banks; both featuring twelve metre
vessels crewed by staff from local businesses. The Sir Bobby
Velazquez Local Boat Race was eagerly anticipated and
followed by a flotilla of small boats, their passengers i ,. "' ii. I
encouragement to the crews.
When Eagle was forced *i,
to sail inside one marker,
there was hot debate and
m uch i.11. ii .11ii ,i
Of the 1i Peter Parles,
ASA President, said, "We had
a great response from all the racers. We had an ,i l ll I boat
take first prize in the Open class (Juluca) and we had a boat from
,i' 1 i i travel a long way, with an I ,ii ii crew They took first
prize in the Cruising class (Moonshadow) and in the Spinnaker
class we had a lot of old favourites. It was very, very competitive.
We are really happy to have these folks come in to spread the
word that, i, i, l1l i is a great ,ii ii I destination. The 1 il lil i
i11 i is like the old fashioned 1 i11 i. of the Caribbean,
we want it to grow but we do not want it to grow too much
because we do not want to take away what makes it special'"
British- ;a reglr column
newspapers in the Caribbean, US and UK.
FIRST: BudgetMarine Too,
Skipper Robbie Ferron
SECOND: Pelican Marine Residences,
Skipper Frits Bus
THIRD: French Connection,
Skipper Didier Rouault
Skipper Eddie Baretto
Skipper Colin Percy
THIRD: Rub A Dub Dub,
Skipper Jim Hearn
FIRST:Juluca, Skipper Steve Donahue
Skipper Lorenz Einogg
Skipper Nigel Toothill
FIRST: Harel Yachts,
Skipper Herve Harel
SECOND: Lagoon Tri Umph,
Skipper Paul Stoutenbeck
WEST END CUP
FIRST: True North 4,
Crewed byCuisinArt Resort and Spa
SECOND: Stars and Stripes,
BATTLE OF THE BANKS
FIRST: Stars and Stripes, Crewed by
The National Bank of Anguilla
SECOND: True North 4, Crewed by
The Caribbean Commercial Bank
LOCAL BOAT RACE
FIRST: RealDeal, Skipper Alvin Richardson
SECOND: De Tree, Skipper lan Carty
THIRD: Sonic, Owner Paul Romney
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A record 40 boats made it to the start of the 4th Captain Oliver's Regatta,
sponsored this year by Canal Sat Caraibes and held over the weekend of 17
and 18 May. The regatta has a brilliantly simple format: just two races in two
days round the island anticlockwise on the Saturday, and out to St Barths'
lie Fourche and back to Oyster Pond on Sunday complemented by famous
evening entertainment, or soirees as they are called around these parts.
The third ace was added by Mother Nature herself; blazing May sunshine
without a cloud in the sky, flat seas and up to 20 knots of breeze to play with
by the end of day two.
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give 2008 a miss and Philippe Herve's would not be present, nrts Bus
was back on his Melges 24 Carib Beer Team, St Barths'Jeff Ledee on his Nacra
18 beachcat, Jan Vanden Eynde on Panic Attack, and COYC Commodore
Herv6 Harrel on My Cat. The Moorings and Sunsail, the two resident charter
companies on the marina, also entered a crew each.
Saturday racing began with a whimper, but built to a bang. Around seven
knots only at the start meant crews would be working hard for advantage in
ii I i. i heat. First off and first back was the Beachcat Class, with nine boats
c.i ,i|. I,. I mainly from St Barth and St Martin. Jeff Ledee picked up where he
left off last year, winning leg one in an audacious 3 hrs 10 mins.
In Racing, three of the five competitors were Melges 24, yet with the pace
being set by the Open 7.50 Panic Attack, who would finish in 4:13:33. On
corrected time, however, honors went to Buss Carib Beer, just three minutes
ahead of Didier Rouault's French Connection over the line.
The Cruising Class had a punishing day, clocking up to seven hours on the
water in some cases. Line honors and corrected time went to lan Hope Ross's
Kick 'em Jenny, well-(, 11 i .i -I Iby Simon Manley'sJ105 Team Scuba Shop and
Raymond Magras's SpeedyNemo.
Racing on a shortened course in the six-strong Cool Class, Mowgli Fox's
L7/e comfortably got the better of Schtroumph, while the 11 strong Multihull
Class -a remarkable .Iii - was claimed by Claude Considiere's Sunsea
Dauphin Telecom. Boats crewed by staff from a single company were also
c. I i. i,. I for the'Corporate CI, I ,I1 ,, I
I' I I Ill I- II I II II II I III 1*1* II, ,,1 I II, I'dll -
Fourche and back. In the race for gold, the Beach Cat Class again proved its
mettle, with the first three boats returning within barely a minute of each
other. This time, however, Olivier Bernaez's Image Real Estate was the cat that
got the cream, awarded the i i IIl win byjudges from a three-way tie.
In Racing, just thirty seconds were needed to separate the three Melges,
but Bus would prevail on corrected time to finish the weekend with a perfect
sheet and reclaim his dominance in the I I I Bus's CaribBeer Team was also
awarded the weekend's Most Worthy Performance, joining previous winners
Jeff Ledee/Vincent Jordil, and Philippe Herve in Oyster Pond .11 I..1
Team Scuba Shop posted a convincing win in Cruising, but Kick 'em Jenny
secured second, and the overall class win. In the Cool Class, Schtroumph
came back strong, even i ,.., i. i third to finish on elapsed time. A third place
for Fox's lle meant that Valade took the class.
Finally, the multihull class was again dominated by Sunsea Dauphin
Telecom, which also won the Corporate CI IIl l I Polo, a Cata 43, rose to
second, while Harrel's My Cat had to be content with third.
Hats off again to Captain Oliver, Harrel and Regatta Organizer Stuart
1 -. I Oyster Pond might be divided by the French/Dutch border, but this
May I 11 1 brings some great talent ... I ,i -&
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ofAllAtSea from 2003 to 2005.
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THE ISLAND OF SAINT BARTH had a lot to celebrate when the ninth edition of the Transat Ag2r, a
transatlantic race that set sail from the port ofConcarneau in Brittany, France, arrived in Saint Barth's Port
of Gustavia in mid-May. i/ iii... i top honors went to Laurent II 1i i and Jean-Paul Mouren aboard
the Figaro Beneteau SNEF-Cliptol Sport, second and third place went to boats with local sailors aboard:
Luc Poupon, a French "local" by adoption who sailed with Ronan Gu6rin aboard Solar Inox, and native
son ''1. I~, I Danet in tandem with Eric P6ron on the ConcarneauSaint Barth, I I I. I the two ports
that host the race.
The winners all opted for a southern route across the Atlantic, with Laurent II i i and Jean-Paul
Mouren arriving Tuesday morning, May 13 in Gustavia, having set sail from Concarneau (Finistere) on
April 20. When they crossed the finish line five seconds shy of 3:14am (Saint Barth time), II ii and
Mouren had spent 22 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes and 55 seconds at sea, 1 i ii. I at an average speed
of 6.78 knots over 3,710.4 miles from France by way of Porto Santo in Madeira.
Solar Inox and Concarneau Saint Barth opted for the same southern route, and it paid off-they
came in second and third respectively, with a large part of the local population on the dock and in the
[ ll l Ii 1;-i ,; Irt.- i-I T i i [ II 'r
port to welcome them after cheering for them
as they crossed the Atlantic on the way home to
Saint Barth. This marks the first time a native son
and a local resident stood in the winners'circle for
theTransat A. i ill a huge celebration on the
dock in honor of all the sailors, but especially the
local heros. 4
Ellen Lampert-Greaux lives in Saint Barthelemy where
she is editor-in-chief of Harbour Magazine, and has
been a regular contributor to All At Sea since 2000.
She also writes regularly about entertainment design
and technology for Live Design magazine, and about
Caribbean architecture for MACO, a Trinidad-based
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.1 SAILING WEEK
I' .i),I ',( t I I I i. 4 lI.-.:,, i,, I
HE WINDS BLEW MOSTLY FAIR FOR THIS 41ST REGATTA. CERTAIN
CHANGES IN THE COURSES, VENUES AND EVENTS FOR POLITICAL
REASONS PROVOKED A NUMBER OF COMMENTS FROM THE SEA-
FARING PARTICIPANTS. 'HOWEVER, AS A WHOLE, THIS SAILING
WEEK WAS A SUCCESS, WITH THE NEW CLASS OF INTERNATIONAL
(DRAGONS PARTICIPATING FOR THE FIRST TIME.
TO CAP IT ALL
The Mount Gay 11 which traditionally signals the
end of, 11i 1i 1 .Classic Yacht I iii of which it is a
sponsor,andthebeginningof iiI i I i 11 Ithe
confusion with a change of venue from Galleon Beach
to 1 1 11 Beach. Former critics of the unavoidable
obligatory queue for the traditional 1iiI i week red
hats need grumble no more: they are a thing of the
past, and will now probably rake in fortunes on ebay
as collectors' items. Maybe the platinum sponsor of
,11i, I Week, Stanford International, will start another
tradition with its own colourful hats next year
hopefully with the individual shirt clips so useful to
crews whose newly acquired headgear has often fast
disappeared in unpredictable gusts in the past.
A SWELL TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
Unfortunately, the hugely enjoyable Dickenson Bay
Beach Bash, traditionally at the end of the first race
out of English Harbour, is no more. This event was
moved to the comparatively unsheltered anchorage
off Fort James, where the predictable and hazardous
swells caused havoc to small boats approaching the
shore (die-hards in the calm waters of Dickenson
Bay staged their own event at The Beach, entitled
"Me-nah-leave"...). Frustrated crews marooned on
board bewailed the lack of a i ii I1 dinghy dock or
pontoon to counteract the swell. Neither was there
any more Beach Bash on the unlit sand, liii, ii il
Russell's was certainly jumping, with the help of the
live band Itchy Feet.
CHANGE OF COURSE
The course changes were generally welcomed and
found to be more challenging. The first two races
became legs one and two of a round-the-island race,
the first ending off Fort James, the second off English
Harbour. The spectacular newcomer Mike Slade's 100
ft. ICAP Leopard won the best elapsed time for this
race. In other races, the very light winds continued
to be a source of irritation to many of the racing
boats that perform better under stronger conditions.
Some participants felt that the provision of alternative
courses would be one solution, as are offered by many
other international regattas, so that races would not
be subject to delays or cancellation. However, the
considerable depth of some of the offshore waters
where markers have to be put down does not always
lend itself easily to this type of operation. Other
participants i i i li ,i all the races of the i iI
should take place on the windward side of the island,
or I 11. 1i I ,i .1m i from out of English Harbour.This
would also benefit many owners and crews for whom
the iil of moving from one venue to another for
the different race starts are both tiring and tiresome.
Unlike those used in the Classic 1 11 ill participants
i, i ,1 the markers or buoys are far too small and
are invisible at a distance. Over to you, Sir Allen?
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JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 59
AIN; T IG"c lU1 AlLJ
qVEW BOATS AND OLD
Joining the ranks of Pyewacket, Sayonara, Morning Glory
etc.,was Benny Kelly'sTP52Panthera, ii iiI.I Ii, overall
Lord Nelson Prize. Another impressive yacht, George
David's 90 ft Rambler, was overall follower up, II...... i ,
West Indies I II I .m i Cup., ii, 1i i boat James Dobbs
LostHorizon also triumphed
T ii I i, I 1boatswere notable bytheirabsence:
Bernie Wong's Huey Too and Carlo Falcone's Caccia ala
Volpe. Bernie was Iin I on his newly acquired Mumm
36 High Tension. He felt he performed well when
the winds picked up; he is enjoying 1 1 11, I used to
his new boat. Carlo Falcone temporarily abandoned
his beloved Caccia to sail on Windward, one of the
dragons 11 i 1 11 ,1, I for the first time in the highly
successful new International Dragon Class. He found
it very tough but hugely enjoyable. The addition of
dragons tothe, ii1 i 1 ,Iiii I Week regatta provoked
interest from all over the world, from as far a field as
Hong Cong. Carlo was instrumental in introducing
dragons to 1ii 1, 1 ii his Harmony Hall Yacht
Club, which opened at the end of 2007; there are
now ten on the island with the promise of more to
come. He is currently drawing up the provisional
dragon-racing calendar for the International Dragon
Association and the Caribbean IIinI i Association.
The design and history of the dragons also
enabled the prior participation of the full fleet in the
Classic the previous week, before taking part in the
ardours of iiii, i Week. The races were very close
and the first three dragons tied for points overall,
but the winners were determined according to the
previous days' results. C-i Il White was the overall
winner on Murka Dragon, Sasha Eskov on HalfMoon
Bay second with Poul Jensen on Compass Point as
Carlo Falcone changed boats yet again to take
the helm on ICAP Leopard in the Guadeloupe race at
the end of iiII, I Week and was delighted with her
performance of 15.5 knots in only 9 knots of wind.
CELEBRATIONS AND NON-EVENTS
With so many changes of venue and cancellations,
particularly of the beach activities on Lay Day, there
was much confusion. Many veteran ,InI i Week
participants feel that with the c i i 11, Ii possibilities of
races being abandoned due to lack of wind, particularly
on the leeward side of the island, all the races should
be organized out of English Harbour and Falmouth
Harbour and the surrounding region. This would also
facilitate the i i ...i ii 1 of events for the crews for
whom taking a dingy or water taxi or staggering to an
event is just about within their capabilities after a hard
day's racing. C i i 11, i at Shirley Heights, 1ii1, I a
superb location, is i ii i iI in to set their own heights
a little too high....
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ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE
sites I saw during my trip to Angel
Falls and the Amazon was the
massive Guri Dam constructed in
the Necuima Canyon approximately
62 miles above of the mouth of the
Caroni River in the Orinoco Delta.
It's known as The Simon Bolivar
Hydroelectric Power Station and
power generated by this dam
supplies Venezuela with 82% of its
electricity. The development, built
in sections, continues to be a work
Research reveals that during the first stage,
which began in 1963 and was finalized in 1978,
the plant generated a capacityof2,065 ii I 1 I .
(one I i, i ii "is equal to one million iiI,
I .I I.I. ii lam toa maximum level of215 meters
or approximately 650'feet above sea level. Located
here are two machine rooms with ten generators
each, producing up to ten million kilowatts an hour.
The final stage of the Guri Dam was concluded in
1986; this ll. I the dam to elevate the water to
a maximum level of 272 meters. During this stage
a second power plant was constructed that houses
10 units of 630 MW each.
Currently, the Guri Dam, which produces
10,200 MW per day, occupies the third place in
hydroelectric plants in the world with the Three
Gorges Dam (China) being first and the Itapua
Dam between Brazil and Paraguay being second;
however, two of the largest dams in the world
are currently being built in Brazil's Amazon. In
addition to this, there are several other dams
across Venezuela serving local needs.
I found it IIi i1 ii.ii to consider that for
Venezuela to produce such an enormous amount
of energy out of oil/fossil fuel, it would take a daily
production of 300,000 barrels. Or, to put it another
way, out of the 2.4 million barrels of crude oil that
are produced daily in Venezuela ( .. ,i 1 would
go for electricity instead of export, ,ill1. i in
quite a difference to the national economy plus
saving approximately 20 million tons of CO2 per
year from going into the atmosphere -making
thedam very'l 1 I. I I -1
The lake iiii, I 11, formed is now the second
biggest in the country (after Maracaibo Lake) with
an area of 3919 km. However, this is definitely
a Catch 22. Obviously, at the rate the world
uses electricity, hydroelectric power is needed.
However, some of the Pemon Indians that I spoke
with in the area gave me the environmental
scenario. When the lake was created it completely
Ibut locals asII I I I well.
I IConsidering the electricity and i. wa
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Considering the electricity and ,ill i water
and land activities, the Guri Dam has resulted in
one of the premier locations in the country and
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observe this vast structure. A ;
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sister of the better-known Dutch islands, with a population of 14,000, and the kind of
place repeat visitors entrust to friends by word of mouth afraid it might change if too
many people discover it.
"This is an island where people come to relax,"says Carlos Rodriguez, Operations Manager
at Harbour' iiil i Marina."If someone asks'Where's the disco?'I say,'Wrong place, man; but
Scuba lovers discovered the island decades ago, thanks to some of the Caribbean's best
walk in shore ii mI. I and i..ii iii,. The government designated the entire sea around the
island as a Bonaire National Marine Park in 1979, from the high water mark to the depth of
200 feet. By law, users of the Marine Park pay a "nature fee" of $25 (scuba divers/round tag)
or $10 (non scuba divers/diamond shaped tag) per calendar year. Tags for the fee are sold by
water sports operators and at other locations.
Perhaps because many visitors are under water for multiple dives all day (and at ii. l',
and go to bed early to recharge, ,ii. ,i111 doesn't often play a starring role. But Bonaire has
marvelous food at reasonable prices, from Bobbejan's BBQ and Pasa Bon Pizza for carryout to
Karel's bar or the City Cafe for people-watching and music on the Kralendijk waterfront. The
City Cafe, under a Heineken green awning, serves as succulent a shrimp curry as you'll find
anywhere, strong European-style coffee, and a world-class hot fudge sundae.
Of course, there are other activities besides ili I,. I and e III i i ..I 111 is considered
one of the world's best 11I. I 11 ,i spots, especially at Lac Bay on the east coast. You'll
find gear and instruction on Sorobon Beach. I iiii.I is another favorite pastime,
especially in Lac Bay's mangroves, and you can book a sport I Iii i charter, sunset sail, or
Ii 11 I ,. I excursion.
It's quite easy to get around the flat, cactus-studded island via rental car in a day, from
i i, 1. ) lagbaai National Park to the north to the .iiii. ,. M I ii C ii. iil salt flats and
historic Rode Pan slave huts at the south. Watch for wild donkeys and iguanas that roam the
landscape, and spot pink dots in the distance-the island has almost as many Iii....
If you arrive on your boat, there are public moorings available along the Kralendijk
waterfront for a fee of about $10 per day, though there are no showers or other facilities
included. Anchoring is prohibited. Visitors are advised to contact the Harbour Village Marina
for mooring assignments on channel 17 before picking up a mooring. Dingy in to Karel's
beach Bar and check in at the Customs and Immigration office during business hours.
The Plaza Resort Marina at the south end of Kralendijk may have a guest slip or two
available but usually it is full of local boats.
A full service marina, Harbour Village in Kralendijk, can handle yachts up to 200'and offers
restaurants, water, electricity, gasoline, propane, restrooms, laundry, email, and so on. The
main office is near the fuel and arrival dock. www.harbourvillage.com. Next to the marina
complex is the upscale 40-room Harbour Village Beach Club with amenities like flat screen
TVs and a spa if you're in the mood for a major splurge.
The marina has its own chandlery and Budget Marine is nearby. Reserve in advance if you
plan to stay at the marina.
"Hurricane Season is our best time of year," says Rodriguez. "And it's getting better
If you arrive by plane and would like a reasonable place to stay, you're in luck-thanks
to the divers, there are numerous budget apartments available as well as traditional resort
hotels. Fairly new on the scene is bright blue Blachi Koko, near the Divi Flamingo resort,
offering five stylishly-decorated apartments with kitchens just a few steps from the water
starting at $90 per night. www.blachikokobonaire.com.
SOnly Antigua has an older Caribbean regatta (by
seven months), and Bonaire's annual week is a joyous,
island wide festival featuring all manner of competitions.
The Bonaire Regatta recently joined the Caribbean
Sailing Association and for the first time will be sailed
under CSA rating rules. The 41st outing is October 5 11,
2008 it will be a great time to visit and join the fun.
JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 65
Left: Alexandra Siebels in her dry-
suit on her way to the starting line
Right: Odile van Aanholt (AHO)
battles in the Dutch Youth Regatta
Dutch Youth Attend Regatta
in Workum Netherlands
BY MARJOLEIN VAN AANHOLT-GROL
For the first time in their lives wrapped in tight dry suits with hats and gloves
instead of swimming shorts, the six sailors of Youth ,i,,. I Curacao went on
It is very clear to us now whether Curacao youth sailors can perform in
strong winds-they stood firm against the strong wind and hail showers in
the Netherlands. Unfortunately for the Antillean group, the weather during
the four-day iiiI I event was not so stable.Constant changes in temperature
and wind speed characterized the Open Dutch Championship at which 800
youth sailors joined from 19 countries.
Ard van Aanholt scored immediately a first place during the first day at the
Dutch Youth 1,11 i in Workum. Alexandra Siebels was 3rd in the Optimist
Benjamin Class and Philipine van Aanholt finished at second in the Splash
Class, but later it was discovered that she was over the I 11I. I line too early.
The water temperature water oscillated between eight and 10 degrees
Celsius, a considerable difference between the pleasant Curacao water
temperatures of 25 to 27 degrees Celsius. The weather had huge changes,
from eight degrees Celsius, with hail storms and wind speed of five, to 20
degree Celsius with sun and almost no wind at all. The AHO team had never
seen a hail storm before and of course never sailed in one.
Besides this it seemed that iiI,. i on fresh water with short waves was
also a c1i ill 1i. for the AHO team. Coach Martin Jenkins then had to work
hard to support the team with the quickly changing results-there were
times they were Iii,. I the fleets but then other times they were dead last.
The I. iiii sailor Gilles Cleerens won 1 st place in the Gold Splash, and
was followed by Hidde van der Molen from the Netherlands. Irena Doets
(NED) finished third. Dennis van den Berg from Curacao qualified for the Gold
Class but did not do so well in the fresh water with the quickly changing wind
shifts. Philipine van Aanholt had three disqualifications (twice head starts and
once because of illicit pumps) and ended up in the Silver Slpash Class. But
Philipine made the podium with a third place for the AHO team. Prior to the
championship the pair, who were sponsored by restaurant Zanzibar, trained
for four days with the Dutch talent team.
Odile van Aanholt (who turned 10 recently) finished at the 12 th place
in the Optimist Benjamin Class with 82 sailors from nine countries; Odile
was also second girl in this Class. Team member Alexandra Siebels finished
20th. Lars van Stekelenborg, who also participated in the Curacao Youth
Championship, became the winner of the Benjamin Class.
Max Deckers became Netherlands Champion in the Optimist Class. For the
first time in eight years, someone from Netherlands took the highest place at the
podium. Ard van Aanholt began the event very strong but lost his momentum
when the wind dropped down. Between all 280 sailors from 15 countries he
finished 50th, just one number behind his brother Just van Aanholt.
,' ii...i i, the young Antillean sailors gained a lot of experience in
the Netherlands and this will help them in the future events with different
weather conditions. -
during Sami Sail
ARTICLE & PHOTO BY ELS KROON
I,,i I ,dI. i I. J 1 I II .1, 1 .. 11.1, 1 1. .-
during the traditional Sami Sail event in the Bay
of St Michiel? A big crane vessel, for instance, to
provide a helicopter view of the races? Perhaps
the biggest crane ship in the world? A few days
prior to the yearly maritime event Heerema's SSCV
Thialf made that wish come true. In the early
morning of April 25th the huge vessel popped
up .,.. -. 1.I i a nice platform for me and an extra
c 1, 11,l I for the yachts that headed for the finish
of the first leg of the first of May race.
The traditional two-day event around the
Dutch Queen's birthday and Labour Day is hosted
by the ill I of Boca St. Michiel, locally known as
Boca Sami, or simply Boca, just a few miles west
o f ill 1 i 1.I
Usually Boca is a quiet and cozy fishermen's
1i i People from Boca are famous for their
.. I 1,i 1 I, I 11 1 i i ii i i,,' tie s a re ve ry
tight and most locals are dependant on the sea
for their living. They show a deep respect for
During Sami Sail the sea again is in the centre
of interest, not only for the races. The ll 1 i
attracts many visitors who pack the seaside
to sample food at numerous stands and listen
to the bands. The festival is fun, crowded and
noisy, drowning out the monotonous sound of
this year's extra attraction, the Thialf.
During the races, traditional fisherman's boats
race against each other fanatically, probably since a
hundred years. In more recent years the local iii, I
yachts, united in the Curacao iiI. .i Association
(CYA), add to the fun in their own race I 11 i. I in
Spanish waters, making a luncheon stop in Boca,
and returning in the second upwind leg.
The weather was fine, sometimes surprisingly
choppy, particularly on the way back when racing
cruiser Venus Calippyge took advantage of a
strange wind far out at sea that pushed the boat
harder than her competitors and made her win
the race and the i I ll trophy. Tipped winner
Curaaoo Marine 1010just fell four seconds (!) short
to take the coveted win. The J-24 Chamba II once
again won the racing class, thanks to a good
maneuver passing by the Thialf in the first leg.
Merlin and Demarrage, both J-24's too, manned
by young Sea Scouts crew, 111, 1 .111 I
On the inland waters the Boca-based micro
boats of the local youngsters sailed their own
competition, as usual a part of Sami Sail. The
contrast between the Thialfand the colorful mini
boats couldn't be bigger! -
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bythousands of inhabitants
and visitors of Curagao as
the month oftheCaribbean
Navy Days. During the third
weekend, the famous Anna
Bay, the waterway to the inner harbour, was
packed with Navy and Coastguard ships-frigates,
cutters and supply vessels from Curacao and
seven iI i.- I, nations. The Netherlands,
UK, US, France, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia,
Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles each were
represented by one or two ships.
During this maritime spectacle in the heart
of Willemstad, the organizers, Royal Netherlands
Navy and the Coastguard of the Netherlands
Antilles and Aruba, showed what they stand for:
peace and security at and from the sea!
The 48 hour event kicked off on Friday night
with a spectacular opening concert of the Band
of the Royal Marines. Massive Sound, a local
company, set up a huge stage. -.. 1li i with
local artists, the imposing Dutch musicians 1 ii .1 I
thousands at the Brion Plaza with their sounds,
ranging from military marching music to swinging
salsa and a local Tumba.
On Saturday and Sunday the ,1 I'.. i 111.I
program suited each and every one who attended.
The wharfs on both sides were transformed into a
maritime action place where visitors could test
their sea legs, record the fastest time on cross
country skiing, conquer an obstacle course, climb
a wall or try to beat the marines. A variety of navy
and coastguard units, an impressive decor on
both sides of the bay, were open for the public. In
the afternoons long lines formed at the gangways.
At the many stands and displays could be seen
how the Marines operate in the snow, how they
communicate with each other, and how they can
monitor the enemy even when it's dark.
And forthose who like suspense and sensation,
there were i1 i, l I shows. Each day the navy and
the coastguard showed various aspects of their
daily work: rescuing people that are drowning,
i 1 i 1m iii a drugs transport, and ii ii.li .i
from a helicopter from above the Anna Bay.
The most spectacular show, however, was
performed by Captain George "Dog" Clifford in an
American F-16 i6-iii 1 of the South Carolina Shaw
Air Force Base Viper East Demo Team. The DASH-8
coastguard patrol aircraft and the Lynx helicopters
also performed '-1 ,i1 i i I. I air shows.
On Sunday morning there was a moment of
reflection when the Navy pastor and a local priest
conducted a well visited, open-air ecumenical service. A brass quintet and a
gospel choir added musical luster to the service.
Admission for all activities was free, as was the entrance to the Maritime
Museum. The new director, Joan T, iiii. organized an exposition of
.1ni, iii. made by local school kids who participated in a competition
organized by the Marines.
The atmosphere was extremely relaxed. Commodore Peter Lenselink
largely reached his goal: an informing i, 1 i1111 I with active fun and shows
that brought joy to the local community. Lenselink actively took the time to
meet the people in the street. His speech of thanks after the closing parade
was rewarded by an overwhelming applause. The 2008 event counted the
most visitors ever It couldn't have been better...or perhaps it can be. The
next Caribbean Navy Days in 2011 might welcome the United States Navy's
Fii. ii Demonstration Squadron, popularly known as the Blue Angels, in their
bright blue and yellow F/A 18 Hornets. is
Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an award-winning
free-lance photojournalist on Curagao.
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
invited by the
LI 1 1,, ni,. training
ship of the Uruguayan
Navy: Velero Escuela
visited Curagao from
May 7-10 on her way
from Puerto la Cruz
in Venezuela to Santo Captain Eduardo Franco and Curacao Sail Foundation
Domingo. The 2008 CEO Lucky Ezechiels at the VIP reception on board
training trip of this 64
m three-master staysail schooner started in the home port of Montevideo
on April 2 and will end on November 2, after seven months and 25 port
calls in 16 different countries in the Americas and Europe.
Curacao happened to be the first Caribbean port call for Captain
Eduardo Franco and his 12 officers, 42 enlisted personnel, four guests, and
34 midshipmen 11i I iii i their navy education. After the Dominican Republic
the journey continued to Cuba and the Bahamas. In Curacao, the tall ship
generously granted local people from all ages to come on board and have
a look inside. The crew kindly answered all questions and showed many
youngsters around. Furthermore the program included courtesy visits to the
authorities on the island, a reception forVIPs, a dance fiesta on the dock and
a ii ,. II, football match, which was won by the guests. Many of the crew
vowed to return, either by air or c. -i i i. 1,. ii ill. their own ship!
The "V/E Capitdn Miranda" has served her nation's Navy for three
decades. She was built in 1930 as a hydrographic vessel. As such she
carried out an extensive activity, performing countless cartographical
surveys which were, and still are, highly useful to seafarers. In 1977 the
vessel was transformed into a ,iii, i training ship. The old hydrographic
ship became a long three-mast schooner, fitted with Marconi rigging, and
was named after Captain Francisco Miranda (1869 1925) who was a bright
professional as well as exceptional teacher at the naval academy. -&
The E/V Capitan Miranda
leaving the port of Curacao
Sfor Santo Domingo, flying
her beautiful bright white
nd blue national flag, while
; |passing by Fort Amsterdam
and the governor's palace
JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 69
A WEIGHTY VISITOR FOR CURA(AO'S FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE
The tiny fishermen's ill I of Boca St. Michiel has been dominated for almost
a month by the Thialf, a huge vessel equipped with two giant cranes that
topped high above the 11 1 i and could be seen from far The so called semi
submersible crane vessel (SSCV) was present in the adjacent bay from April 25th
i.. .11, ii May 16th on her way from Angola in Africa to the Shenzi oil and gas
field in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 120 miles from the coast of Louisiana,
where it will operate in a BP assignment for about two and a half months.
The stop in Curacao was used for maintenance and the replacing of two of
the six 5,500 kW azimuth thrusters, a multi million dollar job. During the stay,
the Heerema management allowed several local groups related to the maritime
industry to tour the vessel. Among them was a group of students 11i I i ready
to board the Netherlands Antillean training-cargo ship Karla-Omayra.
Besides the grand view from the main deck, the inside of the vessel was
also an eye-opening, extraordinary experience for the trainees, who received
an extended explanation about the special features of the barge.
"Caribbean students and workers are always welcome in the Heerema
company because of their multi language skills" says operational manager
The SSCVThialf was constructed in 1985 as DB-102 for the US company
McDermott. In 1997 it was taken over by Heerema after discontinuation of
HeereMac's joint venture with McDermott.
201.6 meters (661 ft)
88.4 m (290 ft)
DEPTH TO WORK DECK
49.5 m (162 ft)
HEIGHT CRANES ABOVE WORK DECK
144 m (475 ft)
The Thialf has two cranes with a maximum iiiii. I capacity of 14,200 metric
tons, making it the largest crane vessel in the world. It is equipped with a
class Ill dynamic .. 11ii. Ii.. I (DP) system for position keeping in deep waters,
accurate within just one meter. The position keeping is done by the six 360
degrees thrusters. For shallow waters there are 12 Flipper Delta anchors of
22.5t each, with 2,500 meter (8200 ft) 80 mm (3.1/8 inch) mooring wire.
The cranes contain about 25 km (15.5 miles) wire each! E I iiii,. i on the
Thialfis big, bigger, and biggest. The vessel is able to install oil pipelines up to
two km of depth and is an essential help in installation and removal operations
of oil platforms.The hull consists of two floaters with four columns each.Transit
draught is about 12 meters (40 ft). For ili,,. i operations it will normally be
.il I down to 26.6 meters (87ft). This way the floaters -with a draught of
13.6 meters (44.5 ft) -are well submerged to reduce the effect of waves and
swell. The Thialf is able to accommodate up to 742 persons. Remarkable are
the back up systems for all vital functions. In theory, operations can continue
during -i I 11 i1, all calamities even in case the bridge would be on fire.
Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC), based in Leiden, The Netherlands, is
a i. i,. I offshore construction contractor for the oil and gas industry. HMC
transports, installs and removes all types of offshore facilities. The fleet now
consists of three crane vessels: Thialf, Hermod and Balder. The i 1 1 I.I fleet
availability has been sold out to almost 50% i n. . I ii 2012.To further support
the company's 11i.. ii HMC is c. .Ii 11 i1. I with the development of its fourth
crane vessel, a one .iii. .i dollar investment. Balder and Hermod visited
Curacao before. HMC is a division within the Heerema Group. -
Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an award-winning
free-lance photojournalist on Curagao.
70 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2008
ARTICLE & PHOTO BY BECKY A. DAYHUFF-BAUER
W e were ii ii. i a wall at about 80 feet off
the coast of Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras,
when my new dive buddy signaled me to drop
another 10 feet, swim under a ledge, and stick my
head into a large hole behind the ledge.
Once I wriggled into the hole I found myself in
a very small, dark cave so I unclipped a dive i ii ,
and eased it into the hole. At first I saw r, .li,,1. I
but a scum-covered reddish rock until...one really
large claw bumped my mask and I realized the red
rock was a rather large crab with a claw seemingly
the size of Manhattan.
Fortunately, the crab did not react aggressively
to the invasion of his space for he could have
easily caused serious damage to my face as well
as to the '. ii. I. i friendship with my new dive
mate. I watched him for several minutes until I felt
a tug on my fin and was yanked out of the hole by
my then-very-concerned mate who had decided
I was 'iii ,ii. i from nitrogen narcosis and was
incapableof, i iiii. I myself from the hole. And
this was only our first day of i i ii .I ... 1I II iil
many more adventurous days to come.
Since that crab and his kin are a rather elusive
nocturnal lot, I didn't see another one until a night
dive on a wreck. The ship sat on its starboard side
with the keel a few feet off the seabed c(i iiii, I
an overhang. I took my dive students down to
1, I1 i. i1 whatever might be lurking there and
to my i ii. ii, there were several of those large
reddish crabs in residence.
Mithrax Spinossisimus,aka Caribbean i i Crab,
Channel Crab, or Channel Clinging Crab, belongs to
the family Majidae in which there are approximately
700 species. Because many of the species have very
long legs, they are also called Spider Crabs. Sizes
range from minute to the Japanese 11 i Crab that
can have a 14 foot leg span.
They are crustaceans, having an exoskeleton,
external skeleton, rather than internal. The family
Majidae is characterized by a carapace, dorsal
section ofthe exoskeleton, which is short, wide, and
somewhat triangular In addition, the exoskeleton
is covered in rough bumps and bristles to which
the crabs may attach algae and, in the case of the
Decorator Crab, anemones and small i, 1ii i I that
serves c ii i *'il Ii
The Caribbean 11i. I Crab is found from North
Carolina to Venezuela. "Modern crabs" have been
helping to keep the world's oceans clean for
about 200 million years with a more primitive
version iii I back almost 400 million years.
Surprisingly little is known about the Caribbean
ii, i Crab and what information is available
comes mainly from research into the feasibility of
commercially raising the crab; perhaps, due to the
deeper depths at which the elusive crabs are found.
Based on the crabs I have observed in the wild, the
Caribbean ii,. I Crab appears to be the same general
size as the much more studied Alaskan 11 I Crab.
Like all true crabs, the Caribbean 11i. I Crab has
five pairs of legs, three pair for walking, one pair called
swimming legs, and the fifth pair known as chelipeds,
aka pincers or claws. The Caribbean ii. I Crab's
chelipeds are spoon shaped, designed for scraping
algae, its main food source, from rocks and corals.
And, like all crustaceans, the crabs must
periodically shed (molt) their hard exoskeletons since
the exoskeleton cannot expand to accommodate
their growing bodies. Once fully mature, the
Caribbean ii. I Crabs underside has a hardened,
hinged flap -1. .1 111, i the reproductive organs.
The females carry hundreds of eggs under the
hinged flap along with the stored sperm until its
time to spawn. Shortly after spawning the eggs
hatch with the larvae are known as zoea. Unlike
other crab species, the zoea of the Caribbean i i
Crab mature rather I 'i II, to the next stage known
as megalopa where upon they begin to resemble
tiny crabs and settle to the bottom to begin r i i
upon algae and start the long process of ... hill. I
until they become fully mature; a process than can
take up to 5 years. However, during research studies,
marketable size was obtained in about 18 months.
Back in the 1980's scientists with the Food
and 'ii i. iii l. (.ii, ll iii..-I of the United
Nations, the Smithsonian Institute, U.S. Agency for
International Development, the Peace Corps, and
the French government studied the possibility of
farming the Caribbean 11 i Crab in the Caribbean.
With fishermen 1 ,. i i it more difficult to make a
i i I on over fished reefs, aquaculture appeared
to offer a solution.
Walter Adey of the Smithsonian, one of the
first to ,i ill raise the crab in conjunction
with research on algae farming stated "It tastes
as good as Alaskan ii. i Crab." Unfortunately, it
appears that none of the experimental ventures in
commercially raising the crab were successful.
A privately funded venture in the Turks and
Caicos failed when the investor went broke. The
French scientists who proposed aqua-c (,hiii'.
the crab on Carriacou offered not only technical
support but also financial, citing the relatively
low start-up costs, low energy consumption,
closeness to the North American market, and
ease of producing the algae the crab feed upon.
However, the project never seems to have gotten
off the ground due to lack of local government
interest, with priorities focused on the tourism
trade instead. Proposed crab rearing operations
on iii. ii and other Caribbean locations seem
also to have fallen by the wayside with some
notations as to the lack of local interest.
Next month....my dive buddy sends me under
a mushroom shaped rock from whence I exited
very quickly on my own with my mask askew. .
JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 71
How do you make a dog drink?
Put it in the blender.
And this brings us to the agreeable subject of
tropical cocktails and their origins. Charlie always
likes to include a discourse on the subject after
a hot day of tacking,,l ii, 11 i i l. i etc with his
,i, I students. The subject, along with a bit of
,11 1. ii,. is a welcome stress reducer.
When the final tests are over and all the
students have passed, moderation is often
overlooked. A few weeks ago an exuberant
crew of Charlie's students, Joe, Jeremy and
Michael, decided to experiment with drink
recipes and soon all kinds of concoctions were
being prepared and sampled. Joe had brought
some butterscotch schnapps and a bottle of
Irish cream especially to prepare a Slippery
Nipple. The drink calls for a good measure of the
butterscotch with the Irish cream layered on top
and lii .. i. iil it's very sweet it is quite delicious.
One i,,ii.i led to another and before long
someone had produced a Leg Opener This drink
contains about five spirits and a splash of pineapple
and orange juices. / ii ... I iii all three guys tried it,
the name proved to be a bit of a turn off so a jug of
it was put aside in case it was needed after a visit to
the local watering hole, in this case the WillieT
Soon the crew was happily laughing and
humorous moments from the recently completed
,,1,,.1 course were i11 The acronym for
c 1. 11 i iii true course to compass is TVMDC i.e.
True, Variation, ii, I Deviation, Compass. To
memorize this, students are taught to remember
True Virgins Make Dull Company and it was
suggested that perhaps the Leg Opener should
be a required drink of the course.
Charlie opted to stayaboard while the students
S11,. l i, .1 I over to the bar. It was three hours later
when they climbed back aboard and there
were tales of a new cocktail, the Body Shot.
It involves tequila, a wedge of lime, a sprinkle
of salt and ... a good glob of whipped cream.
I won'tgo intofurtherdetails but apparently the
Leg Opener wasn't necessary. Before everyone
went to bed and it was the wee hours
Jeremy enquired about a celestial r,, Ii. i 1..
course. There was a beautiful moon high in the
sky and it was so bright that Michael said that
in fact it was the sun. Joe, the best student,
was asked by Jeremy to confirm that it was the
moon. He looked up at the sky for a moment
and said,"I don't know, I'm not from here'
Cl, iiiI ,.. i I .Ithat perhaps theyweren't
quite ready for a celestial ri ii 1,111.. course.
Then he went below and quietly poured the
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Il:I i u: rl-,- .:Ii.:ssion of how we can beat the heat on our
Ix:.ir ir rii-,- i ,-I this. Here are some of our favourites:
3. -ral times a day; heavy meals create an overactive
,_ -,,, increasess body temperature. Cool salads of greens
I-., i.. ,-. -. ., ,, -ioothies and chilled soups such as tomato-based
i -., ,. : -. ,, -id refreshing.
4 -i, -.., ,.-. .,between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. as it is the time when
.,,. ,,,. .: ., burnt and dehydrated. It's a good time for passive
,, ,i,,-_ i. ,.- i,, computer work, trip planning. However, if you're near
,, : -., ,- ,.- I ,. ,, go shopping or catch a movie.
5 .., ,, -. I i me place, don't hurry; go as early in the day as
S, , i '.rimmed hat and carry a bandana to mop your face
,,, I, ,. : I ,,, ,, w ater, use a hand fan.
6. k on the shady side of the street; in the cockpit,
7 " 1' i ...1,. screen creams in the icebox makes for refreshing
E8. : .., i .,,i, _.-;r in the fridge; spray yourself all over; including your feet.
S ... the day. Wear light-coloured, natural clothing that
I: ,.- : , i .,eathes, like cotton, silk or linen.
10. .. I .... cotton long-sleeved shirts in the sun is cooling
I. ,. ,,, ,-, :,., .-en the fabric and your skin rather than just heating
,,;,,, -. I ,,. ,, Choose loose clothing; boxer-style underwear, skirts
.. esses instead of slacks.
11. '. :. .,, ,.:.ts on the beds; sleep in fine cotton or silk clothing.
S 12. ., i,, e boat, stop the sun's rays from heating up your boat
I '. I, :losing curtains.
.. 13. I; i. .i- ', ery fine talc using a powder puff to pat on evenly. Sprinkle
i ,: ,, ,-i. jockey shorts. Some medicated talcs hep with heat rash
.:, r,-. ,,: ,-. -.,,, sweat, leaving your body non-sticky and fresh.
S 14-. .. ,.I Dften to remove dirt and sweat; powder to refresh.
15. ,. .. ..,,. : ,.,, by hanging a light damp cloth under the hatch; the
S,. ,, : ooled from the moisture in the cloth.
16.~. wipes in your backpack to clean hands and face.
S 1 -. i.. I. it. Sweating is important to the cooling process as it
,. ,. I .- mperature. Antiperspirants block this process.
i" ii. .... I.. activities for early morning or, if still light,
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SEA BEANS ANP ART
BY NANCY TERRELL
ave you ever walked along the beach and noticed the large sea beans that are sometimes
scattered about? Andy Brandt, an international artist, has directed her talents to ii ~ In. i in oils, on
just such large pods."While cruising the Bahamas, Cuba and the Turks & Caicos for eight years on
our Irwin 38 CC Oma& Opa, we would regularly comb the beaches iIi iii.. I Sea Beans. Cruisers
call them'Lucky Beans'because you have to be lucky to find them"'
Sea bean vines grow along rivers and coasts. When the pods ripen, they split open and the seeds
drop into the water beneath, where they are dispersed by ocean currents. The beans have a thick seed
coat to keep the salt-water out. Their internal structures make them buoyant enough to float so they
can drift for thousands of miles before washing onto land.
"At the time I was 11ii, I canvases in oil, which are too large and cumbersome to carry on a boat
then I got the idea of iii,1i I on beans. My husband, Roger, would sand the beans and wipe them with
acetone. As each stroke is a complete line, I use only the smallest and finest Russian sable brushes. Such
small ,111 11 is time consuming and difficult but I enjoy 11,~i11. i marine motifs on them, as I have always
loved the water They are a natural for me small islands, '. 4iiii. .11 boats, fish and marine animals.
"When I think they are perfect, I spray-varnish the results. .. i i I drills holes i i.. *', i the beans,
running a leather string i1. '..1, I i each so my clients can wear them as necklaces. I have painted over a
hundred and sold most within the cruising community. My family, friends and grandchildren love them
also; they have become family heirlooms along with the silks I created several years ago'
Andy was born Irmgard Katharina Andree in Meppen, northern Germany. In the 1920s her maternal
ii Ii 11,i was the captain of The Wilhelm Anton Riedemann, one of the world's first tankers to feature
built in tanks, instead of carrying oil in barrels.
Roger sailed as a boy, later 11 Ii- 1i 1 I in regattas as a young man, and worked for eight
years in the Merchant Marine. When he was on leave in Frankfurt, the two met at a party. It
was love at first sight; they married in 1963. After their second child, Roger joined the Navy
to get shore duty. Assigned to ii...I -II D.C. in '71, they traveled i. ,'.. iii North America
on holidays -camping & 1 iiii. and i 1111i. 35 of the 50 states before returning to
Germany in 1973.
Andy became interested in art in 1988 when she started silk i111i, .1 using paint and salts,
making scarves and men's ties. In'93, while Roger was working as a translator, she started 111 I
in watercolors, which she loved.
"I then mixed watercolors with
pastels and enjoyed working with that.
After this, my love switched to oils when
SI met Lynne Brooks, one of the first
women make-up artists in h .1 1.
4.." She taught me techniques that were
easier than working with watercolors.
"'. II I 1 1- i ii I had a lot of exhibitions
in Germany and sold many of my
i I 111.i I Roger retired in '96; in '98
we sold our home in Germany and
moved to Florida where we bought a
house with a studio and our ill.... ,
'Oma & Opa, German for Granny and
Gramps. I then sold iiIIn.I. both privately and
i. -'- Il i ii i11 We sold our home and began
full time cruising, having always intended to sail
the Caribbean, so we are now i I.i I our dream.
"Myeyesare ii 1 iI. from the strain of, 11i ,iI. I
beans, so I think I will return tosmalloil ,1iiii. We
love Venezuela and since we speak the language,
we will stay as we have old friends here'
Andy's Sea Beans have indeed become
precious and it is most 1i 1 ii. I to learn how
true artists can incorporate their talent with nature
while cruising aboard. &
\ ee CHILDREN,
EN ROUTE TO ANTIGUA
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY ROO HUGHES
Editor's note: Roo Hughes began her tale in All
at Sea's November and December2007 issues of
a 4,000-mile trans-Atlantic voyage on a 32 foot
yacht with a two-year old child and five-month
old infant. (Read it on www.allatsea.net) Lest
readers wonder if the family began a new life in
St Helena, the story resumes:
SOME CRUISERS SEEM TO REALLY PLAN AHEAD, A TWO YEAR VACATION
BROKEN DOWN INTO A SERIES OF NEATLY-CALCULATED CROSSINGS
AND LANDFALLS. WE, HOWEVER, SEEM TO BE THE MASTERS OF
THE LAST MINUTE PASSAGE PLAN AND IT WASN'T UNTIL TWO DAYS
BEFORE WE LEFT ST HELENA THAT WE PAUSED FOR THOUGHT.
"ER, WHERE NEXT?"
The main mode
I" "..I 1
After chewing over days and miles we- ,. 11 I
we could make,' I.1 ii for Classics Week.This was
judged by all as a fun goal as well as a likely place
for our crew, Tom, to find a lift back to Europe and
for us to replenish our kitty.
The first few days out were uneventful, just
pleasant-with the worst of our worries being
the absence of the BBC and having to make do
with VOA. (It's hard for a Brit!) By day five, the wind
had dropped to a SE force 2 and even our eclectic
compliment of full main, No.1, No.2 and storm jib
thankedd on to the backstay) were ,ilhi. I to fill. We
hauled out our spinnaker which, well into its third
decade of use, was a whisper away from being
condemned-even by our standards. We kept our
',, I. I. crossed and it held good.
As our boat speed crept up, we tried very hard
not to think how long it would take us to get
there at 2.6 knots. Progress in the right direction
at least, for by our seventh day we had reached
our halfway mark across the Atlantic, also Jago's
first'half' birthday. We celebrated by ., ii'i,. I him
to bed, cracking open a bottle of Simsberg and
! 1 I I the perfection of sleeping children!
Day ten and the breeze was back up to a
force five; good for the morale, bad for Chloe's
tea parties... but two days later we were praising
Tandika's performance after an i ii,,.. beat
into Baia da Pico, Fernando de Noronhos. We
76 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2008
had planned a brief stop-over but, seduced by
the beauty of the island, the ease of customs,
and the novelty of being the sole international
yacht (and, ,11ii' il,, being masters of the last
minute decision!) we stayed for nearly a week.
But for the call of Classics, we could easily have
Fernandode Noronhos isa volcanic archipelago
of 21 tiny islands and has been a nature reserve
since 1988 and we were met by a blast of Brazilian
warmth and exuberance. The number of visitors
to the island is restricted to 420 and, as the
Ii i ii ..,.of the National Park are strictly upheld,
the islands are very, very unspoilt. The main mode
of transport was beach buggies, favoured even
by the local policia, i,..,. i, theirs were jazzed up
with a Ii I '. 11ii, on top. The only setback we
found was the scarcity of drinking water, which is
rationed...even the locals are issued with tokens.
We decanted our gerrycans into our main tank
and took on an extra 120 litres of'washing'water.
As it turned out, water was not to be an issue.
I ft Fernando on Friday 26th and for the
I. ll.. 1.I three days experienced brisk south
I ii and some serious rain showers. The log
S..... i s interspersed with comments like, "Rain,
Si II J.... More rain later..."With all the hatches
I. I e dubbed the saloon'The Sweat Pit'and
discovered all our breathable oilskins appeared to
be wicking water the WRONG way.
Even the 'Cape to Caribbean' cruising guide
happily states, i .1 .. i 1,1,.1 the Equator it rains
often. An efficient rain catcher can be useful" It
ain't jokin'! All misery and despair, however, was
held at bay as we clocked up some fantastic
days' runs. We had borrowed the Sao Luis-Recife
chart from my parents and had great fun racing
their progress in 1988, now a faded series of plot
marks, up the Brazilian coastline. We came within
four days of '- iii.I them but gave ourselves
an honorable mention considering they held
an 8 foot waterline advantage AND a 16 year
Only four days out from Fernando we were
tempted to stop for a snorkel (Plan No.19) at Ile
Salut but decided to press on. With a perfect
force 4 we were cracking along at 8 knots over
the ground and it was hard to justify a stop while
the going was so good. At 2000 that evening we
crossed the Equator, a first for Chloe and Jago
but we kindly skipped the tar and feathers of
old and just fed them creme caramel. i i'. II
of his soft hearted parents, Jago was proving
to be more of a traditionalist and had started
i..... I on any old salty rope he could lay
his hands on.
Having spent a couple of days iiii,.I I ..,. il
muddy waters (an astonishing 100nm north of
Rio Oiapoque, Brazil) we hardened up 20 degrees
to lay Barbados. This would give us a better angle
on our leg up to ii' i than from Tobago (Plan
No.23). The waters cleared to a .iii, 11ii blue once
again and we stopped surreptitiously checking the
bucket for piranhas at bathtime. After a pleasant
six-day stop in Barbados, we reminded ourselves
of our original goal and made for i.-i' finally
dropping our anchor at 2300 on the eve of
Classics. The end of one epic voyage.... and not
bad timing for a last minute plan! i,
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The Same Under the Skin
African calabashes are somewhat different
from the ones in the West Indies. Our calabashes
grow on trees. Theirs grow on vines and get much
bigger. The ones in Africa are golden hued and
thicker i1 1, and therefore better "insulated"
against .ii.. I hot contents.
When we got to Banjul, the Gambian capital,
we eagerly went to the market, where, ii, ...1. Ili
calabashes were for sale, they were not plentiful.
It turned out there was a more or less steady
demand for new kitchen bowls and people didn't
grow much more than they i.. ., iiil they could
sell and use. There was no central warehouse
of calabashes-dry, temperature (c.....n ii,
inventory-computerized, and rat-free-where the
merchandise was safely stored. Furthermore, it
was early in the dry season and the calabashes
wouldn't be coming ripe for at least six weeks. It
became clear that we would have to go up the
river from ill i to ill i to buy what extras the
Our first stop was Juffure, where "Roots" had
been filmed. People here understood tourism and
when they heard what we wanted, a handful of
young men started i,.. .iii. "I get you the best
calabash, best price!" and soon small boys had
brought samples. I picked one that looked good,
unmarred by insects or water stains, and asked
him how much.
"Fifty," he said. Firm.
"Dalasis?" I said, just to confirm. The exchange
rate was 7 to 1; that many dalasis would be
about seven dollars, which was three times the
"No, dollars!" I tried bargaining with the men,
but they presented a united front. We didn't buy
i, i i, .11 i atthat rate, and leftthe ill i vowing to
avoid tourist traps.
That was not hard to do. Once off the seacoast,
away from beaches and hotels, the country was
.I 11 free of development. We still had trouble
with the prices, i .., Ii A couple of days later, and
a good many miles up the river, we tried again.
, hi. .i ii the people were ii ii..11 they, too
asked for an absurd price. They came down fairly
readily, but there was no bottom line, no firm
,11. ..,11. i. I Everybody was going for whatever
the market would bear. We were i(.11i ,.I top
dollar with maybe 20% white man's tax on top of
that. Still it was confusing and a .il, process,
running the gamut of offer and counter-offer for
Back on the boat that evening I had an idea. I
took a half inch dowel, marked it off by segments,
and assigned what price we'd pay if the maximum
width of the bowl fell within any two given lines.
If the bowl fell on a line, we'd give it the benefit of
the doubt. It proved to be a great success.
And so we started up our river-trader mode
in earnest. We would anchor and take our ii i. ,II
to a ii. in,.1 perhaps only a tree root. It never
took long for a small boy, the eyes and ears of
an African ill i to appear and run off to find
someone with a horse-drawn cart. We'd trek into
the 11 i usually located half a mile from the
river to avoid I .. ... hi. i with our empty ili 1. 1
and expectant looks on our faces.
Soon we were in the center of a small, curious
crowd that was trying to comprehend why we
were coming from America-where plastic comes
from-to pay good money for the old fashioned,
organic calabashes, which came only in shades
of tan and would suffer water damage if you
neglected to keep them dry.
Hesitant, they brought out some bowls. We
picked out the ones we liked, remarking on the
color, thickness, the shape. After awhile, some
were ii ,. I us family heirlooms, beautiful, old, big
78 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2008
I: ...some were selling us family heirlooms, beautiful, old, big with
intricate stitching where there was a crack, and the outer shell rich
with patina from a decade or two of palm oil polish.
with intricate stitching where there was a crack,
and the outer shell rich with patina from a decade
or two of palm oil polish. These we liked the best.
Much more remains to be said about this
business venture. But the important i,,., i is that
we did manage to acquire a full cargo after much
time, travel, and talk. We crossed the Atlantic,
becoming very familiar with the smell of fresh
calabash. When we arrived in St. John, USVI, Cid
Hamling, who hates to be called St. Cid, declared .
that we should have a night dedicated to iii,. i .c":
African products imported by ull....I Shegot her
publicity machine cranked up with I i',I and
announcements-and coconut telegraph word of
mouth-and within 72 hours of reaching home,
all our calabashes, cloth, and musical instruments
were up for sale at Skinny Legs. W i
It was the height of tourist season and the
island was flooded with people. The response was. .
overwhelming: we sold hundreds of calabashes, "Ii
almost our entire store. It looked as i,. .,-Iill we A
might actually break even. There was an awkward iIl
moment at the beginning of the evening. We'd
been unpacking and preparing and we didn't
have enough time to write prices on the bowls.
The first buyers watched as we assigned prices
by three different criteria-size, thickness, and
color- and general 11 .1... I appeal. It looked
arbitrary. It was arbitrary.
One interested onlooker, an MIT professor on
vacation, asked, "How about I give you $20 each
instead of $30? These have a blemish, should go
for less." Suddenly everybody was <1 iI 1.1.. I the
price, trying to get a discount. aH
Luckily, I had found my measuring dowel in the
bottom of a jute sack. I took it to the bathroom
and with a scrap piece of sandpaper cleaned off
the old prices. Then I wrote in the US dollar prices
and we were good to go. The buyer would choose
a calabash, ask the cost, and we would assiduously
measure it with the dowel and triumphantly
proclaim the price. The dowel worked like a charm,
just as it had in backwaters of the Gambia.
I had i1... .11' that people in backwards West
African I l. I uneducated and unsophisticated, I W
needed to have some sort of visual, graphic cue.
But that night at Skinny Legs made it clear that, www.SeaHawkPalP nts.
peasant or Phd, we are all one under the skin.-&
JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 79
CA R IBB INI & IR S [r I 1
BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
Capt. Jan Robinson is author of the Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection.
She holds certificates from the Culinary Institute ofAmerica,
The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Available at your local
marine or bookstore or website www.shiptoshorelNC.com or email
CapJan@aol.com or call 1-800-338-6072. Mention All At Sea to
receive your special discount.
You DO NOT
Have to be a Great
Cook to Create
DATES: IT'S AMAZING WHAT
YOU CAN DO WITH THEM!
BACON DATE ROLLUPS
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
9 slices of bacon
27 pitted dates
Preheat oven to 325F. Wrap each piece of bacon
around a date, secure with a toothpick. Put on baking
tray and cook until bacon is crispy, about 15 minutes.
PARMESAN STUFFED DATES
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chunk of Parmesan, cut in slivers
18 pitted dates (fresh if possible)
Cut a slit in the date. Add a generous protruding sliver
of cheese and present on a decorative platter. Sprinkle
with minced parsley for color.
CARNIVAL DATE BARS
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Microwave: 3 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
8 dates, pitted, and chopped
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup unsweetened grated coconut
1/2 cup butter
2-1/2 cups uncooked instant oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
Place dates and flour in bowl and toss to coat. Bring
water to a boil and pour over dates. Add coconut,
butter, sugar; stir well. Microwave on high for 2 Or 3
minutes or until thickened, stirring at 1 minute intervals.
Add oats and vanilla to mixture. Spray'- I I I dish
with nonstick spray. Press entire mixture into the dish.
Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut in pieces.
SOUP DE JOUR:
Serve your favorite soup in shot glasses. Or, if no time
to cook, buy a readymade creamy-style soup; heat
and pour in the shot glasses or small martini glasses,
top with a dollop of sour cream, finely chopped green
onions, minced parsley, or whatever else you may think
of Be creative!
IMAGINE THAT WOOF!
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 -6
1 (16 oz) pkg. chicken frankfurters
8 oz. grape jelly
6 oz spicy hot mustard
Cut each frankfurter into bite size pieces. Combine
frankfurters, jelly and mustard in a medium size
saucepan. Cook over low heat until "dogs" are heated
through. Stir frequently. Pour into an attractive bowl.
Serve with toothpicks.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
2 -3 heads endive
1 pkg soft herb cheese or Boursin
Alfalfa sprouts, chopped chives or parsley
Remove ends of endive and discard outer leaves.
Rinse and dry leaves. Place a teaspoon of cheese on
the square end of each leaf and top with a few sprouts,
chives or parsley. On a serving platter arrange leaves
like spikes in a bicycle wheel, with extra cheese in
center of plate.
Alternative: Fill the base of each leaf with a tablespoon
of crumbled blue cheese, toasted walnut pieces, and a
drizzle of honey.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
1 Ib shrimp (about 24) shelled with tails on
4 cloves crushed garlic
2 avocados, peeled and chopped
in bite size chunks
1 lemon, cut in half
Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add i i
and shrimp. Saute a couple of minutes on each side;
remove as soon as they turn pink. Put shrimp and piece
of avocado on toothpick; squeeze lemon juice over
CREAM CHEESE AND CRAB
Preparation time: 10 minutes
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup horseradish
1 (6-1/2 oz) can white crab meat
1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
Spread cheese on platter. Cream cheese can be spread
in shapes -anchor, fish, sailboat, etc. Mix ketchup and
horseradish together then spread mixture on cream
cheese. Cover with crabmeat and sprinkle with a little
lemon juice. Sprinkle outside of plate with parsley.
Surround with your favorite crackers.
Warm, split and fill with prosciutto and brie. Slice and
serve with a smile!!
NO BAKE CHEESECAKE
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 2 to 3 hours
Serves: 8 or more
16 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 ready-made Graham cracker crust
Put cream cheese, lemon juice, and sweetened
condensed milk in a mixing bowl. Beat with mixer or
wooden spoon until there are no lumps. Spoon mixture
into Graham cracker crust and chill at least 2 hours.
Cut into bite-size pieces and serve. e-
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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 i 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 $$$, FB, C,
FRENCHTOWN DELI A local favorite. Serving homemade creations, award
winning breakfast, great sandwiches, gourmet coffee, assorted party platters,
phone orders welcome. Opens daily 7:30 am till 8 M-F 5 Sat and 4 on Sun,
Frenchtown (340) 776-7211 i WF
GRAND CRU Fine Wines & Mediterranean Dining. Sophisticated wine bar, featuring
tasting flights, mixologist martinis & cocktails and small plates with a Mediterranean
flair. Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8278 $$$$, RR, FB, CR,WF
HAVANA BLUE South America meets the Pacific Rim. Hip Drinks. Cool Vibes. Ocean
Front. Experiential Dining. Fresh Fish and Lobster Daily. Brace your senses and enjoy
the sunset in style. Dinner nightly from 5:30pm. Oceanfront at Morning Star Beach
Club. (340) 715-BLUE $$$$, R F C F
HOOK, LINE & SINKER Cool and casual waterfront dining. Great burgers, salads
and hearty lunch specials. Fresh seafood and lobster right off the dock at dinner.
Frenchtown, (340) 776-9708 WF
LOTUS ASIAN GRILL & SUSHI BAR Fresh Ingredients. Cool Vibes. Step outside
the bento box! We go cutting-edge creative with our sushi rolls and Wok
cuisine. Sip saketinis at sunset. Open for lunch & dinner. Waterfront at
American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. (340) 774-SAKE $$$, RR FB, C
MOLLY MOLONE'S IRISH PUB 'Tis a fine day at St. Thomas' only Irish Pub! Open
Daily serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Take 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 WF
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! $$$$, RFB, CR
TICKLES DOCKSIDE PUB Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
7 days a week offering a wide menu from burgers to steaks and fresh fish.
Crown Bay Marina (340) 776-1595 1 LE
A WHALE OF A TALE Come experience the Ultimate in Caribbean Dining!
St. Thomas' Largest Selection of Seafood with an Extensive Wine List & Whiskey
Collection! M-F 5pm-10pm S-S 5pm-11pm American Yacht Harbor
(340) 775-1270 $$$,RR, F, CR, WF L
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
$$$, FB, CRWF 8-2 Brunch
BEACHCOMBERS BAR, HOTEL & RESTAURANT Welcomes all sailors to Villa Beach,
St Vincent. Young Island Anchorage. Perfect jumping-off point to and from Bequia and
the Grenadines."Happy Hour with Sidney" every day... www.beachcombershotel.com
(784) 458-4283 $$$ RR FB CRWFf 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
WITH OFFICE! $119K
7 Million Euro
cockpit ketch. Refitted
and ready for blue water.
Sports fish pristine
1990 Halberg Rassey 45.
been on the hard for two
years. Great value!
Offers on $250K
1987 Brewer Ketch
1984 Macgreggor 65.
The stiffest and stron-
gest mac around many
1990 Carver 42. Pristine
concours condition. Must
be seen. No expense
spared. $275 Offers.
very clean, air
in charter fleet $195K
1977 Sparkman Stevens
Bianca 36. Very clean
1992 Kennex 445 cat.
Clean and ready to go
2006 JAGUAR 36.
SPOTLESS AND PRISTINE
1989 MON 43.
DANISH BUILT BLUE
1985 Catalina Sloop. 1994 Jeanneau Sun
Blue ocean ready. Odyssey 47.
Spotless. $55K Clean and well kept.
129K Euro Offers!
1982 STANDFAST 40 RACER/ 1992 Didey Dix Caribbea 30
CRUISER. Pleasure and Blue water Pocket Rocket
performance loaded $30K
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CLEAN WITH NEW
66 FT ALUMINIUM
READY TO GO $385K
2003 PURSUIT 28ft.
1050 hours on 2 x 225
Four stroke Yamahas.
Very clean $79K offers.
Stunning Craddock 40
N Z built and tax paid.
Bluewater cruiser of
note. $125K Offers
1979 CSY41 sloop.
Carib Helios. Clean live-
aboard blue water ready
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turnkey charter or
2002 Grand Soleil 46ft
$330K ready to go.
1996 38 FONTAINE
MONOHULL TAKEN AS
1987 37 ft Prout Elite.
new awlgrip and cruise
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A: I.11. $3,550,000
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5 Cabins/5 Heads
Located in St Martin, F.W.I.
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in Belize
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in St Vincent The Grenadines
4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
3 or 4 Cabins/2 Heads
Located in St Martin, F.W.I.
4 Cabins/2 Heads
Located in Canouan, The Grenadines
2 Cabins/1 Head
Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
Why are so many people buying used
charter yachts from The Moorings?
Professional maintenance; our yachts see between 20
and 25 days a year of professional maintenance.
End of contract service; at the end of contract our
yachts go through a full phase-out that ensures the
yacht is shipshape and ready for private ownership.
Trusted company; we are the leading company in the
charter industry. Buyers and sellers alike enjoy the sta-
bility and security of doing business with a reputable,
publicly traded and bonded company.
Resources; we are a full service brokerage, licensed
and bonded. We can help with financing, registration,
documentation, insurance, delivery and even travel.
What does this mean? VALUE.
Rest assured that you are purchasing a well maintained
yacht at an extremely competitive price.
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57' 2005 Beneteau 57 located in Tortola, BVI...........................7750,000
52' 2001 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 52.2 located in Tortola, BVI.....$235,000
50' 2006 Beneteau Cyclades 50.4 located in Tortola, BVI.......... $315,000
50' 2003 Beneteau 50 located in Tortola, BVI............................. $199,000
50' 2001 Dufour Classic located in Tortola, BVL............ .$155,000
49' 2004 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 in Tortola, BVI..................215,000
47' 2002 Beneteau Oceanis 473 located in St. Vincent................$195,000
45' 2001 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2 located in Guadaloupe, FWL..$160,000
43' 2004 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43DS located in Tortola............$249,000
42' 1999 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42.2 located in Tortola, BVI.....$ 90,000
41' 2001 Beneteau Oceanis 411 located in Tortola, BVI ............ $110,000
39' 2002 Beneteau Oceanis 393 located in Tortola, BVI.............$110,000
36' 2002 Beneteau Oceanis 361 located in St. Martin, FWI........$ 85,000
47' 2004 Nautitech 47 located in Venezuela..................................$575,000
47' 2001 Robertson and Caine Leopard 47 located Tortola, BVI... $320,000
43' 2006 Fountaine Pajot Belize 43 located in Baltimore, MD.........$459,000
40' 2006 Robertson and Cain Leopard 40 located inLa Paz, Mexic.............$310,000
38' 2001 Fontaine Pajot Athena 38 located in Tortola, BVI.............$195,000
38' 2003 Lagoon 380 located in Tortola, BVI........................... $245,000
38' 2000 Robertson and Caine leopard 38 located Tortola, BVI....$180,000
47' New 2008 Robertson and Caine Leopard 47PC...................... $599,000
46' 2003 Robertson and Caine Lion 46 located Tortola, BVI..........$299,000
37' 2003 Fountaine Pajot Maryland 37 located in the Bahamas........$229,000
37' New 2008 Robertson and Caine Leopard 37PC.......................$349,000
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* Fiberglass-hulled inflatables
* Large buoyancy tubes on all models
* Level non-skid floor
* Stable yet lightweight
* PerformaxTM tube design
* Greater load capacity
* Plane quicker and stay on plane
at slower speeds.
* Hypalon Drop High Pressure Floors.
* Lightweight, rigid and durable
YOUR NEW INFLATABLE BOAT AWAITS YOU!
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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
34' 1993 Gemini Catamaran
1978 Tayana Cutter
32' '78 Allied Seawind II, Bluewater cruiser, $28K
33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit, ....$33.5K
37' '78 Endeavour Sloop loaded ............. $52K
37' '01 Bavaria, 3 strms Yanmar.......... $79.5K
38' '90 BeneteauSbop, AP,AC, CruiseReady$67K
40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise .$79.9K
40' '86 Hunter Legend, clean aft ckpt $59K
43' '79 Young Sun, Bluewater cruiser......... $95K
43' '95 Hunter430 stepped transom........ $119K
44' '77 CSY Sloop new rigging...............$115
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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. $119.5K
14' '06 Aquascan Jetboat, 160HPYamaha.. $34.9K
27' '89 Mako CC, 200HP Yamahas......... $27K
27' '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin.. $20K
29' 94 PhoenkSpotFisher,T225HPVolvs..$85K
30' '87 Alura Luhrs single 3208 Cat...... $39K
NEW . ... .. .
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50' 1990 Morgan Catalina
96 Carver 325, twin Crusaders .......... $75K
'06 Sea Ray Sundancer, twin gas $199.5K
'00 Custom Catamaran SF, tuna tower.....$125K
'89 Grand Banks Trwl twin Cummins... $170K
'99 Sea Ray Sundancer, Exlnt condition $167K
'98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels.. $129.9K
'81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms....... $129K
'84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans..135K
'04 DynaCraft MY, 3strms 450HPCats..$550K
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54' CT CT-54 Ketch 1984 ......... US$ 297,000 38' Hunter 380 2000 ....... US$ $114,500
45 Island Packet IP 45 1997 ........ US$ 235,000 38'. Lagoon 380 PREMIUM 2009 ... US$ 375,000
44' Bavaria 44 sloop 2003 .........US$ 215,000 37' Jeanneau SUN ODYSSEY 1994 US$ 84,000
44' Beneteau 440 1992 ......... US$ 120,000 36' Soverel Center Board 1973 ....... US$ 36,000 -
44'. Beneteau Oceanis 443 1994 ..... US$ 69,500 34' PDQ MV/34 2005 ......... US$ 280,000
42' Bounty Bounty 11 1957 ........... US$ 59,000 33' Hans Christian Cutter 1982 ..... US$ 125,000
41 Beneteau First 41 S-5 1992 ....... US$ 90,000 32' Morgan Sloop 1983 ........... US$ 28,000
2003 Bavaria 44 $215,000. 41' Morgan Out Island 1978 ........... US$ 75,000 30'. Beneteau First 1984 ........... US$ 27,000 1992 Beneteau First 41 S-5
This boat is in immaculate condition 39' Columbia Sloop 1972 ...........US$ 28,000 3 cabin AC and Gen-Set $90,000
JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 87
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent survey, excellent value
Perfect island hopper, $ 99K
Vintage racer, hull #1
Originally owned by designer $ 55K
47 1975 Skookum Flush deck center cockpit cutter........$ 45,000
42 1995 Hunter Passage Center cockpit, furling main, loaded $149,000
41 1974 Formosa Yankee Clipper Classic, beautifully refit $85,000
40 1967 Cheoy Lee -Includes charter biz & retail shop in STT$195,000
40 1986 Hunter 2 cabin, 2 head layout, great value .........$49,000
39 1974 South Sea -Steel cutter ketch, Mahogany interior$65,000
38 1977 Ohlson British built passage maker, ready to sail$55,000
37 1977 Gulfstar Total refit, excellent condition, must see$69,000
36 1985 Frers Sloop -Performance racer/cruiser, reduced$43,500
35 1985 Jeanneau Sunrise -04Yanmar, many upgrades, offers$55,000
34 1988 Tartan Classic design, scheel keel, low usage...$49,900
450 hp. Cummins w/under 400 hours
Excellent condition, bring offers $ 399K
07-08 CORT winner
Many sails, trailer, great shape $ 33K
46 1985 Bertram Sport Fisherman -twin GM's, very clean$250,000
46 1985 LogicalPowerCat-3cabn,3 head, hugedeck&codqt$180,000
42 1999 Cuisers4270Express-420hpCasgens et,greashape$219,000
38 1967 Camcraft Aluminum crew boat, refit 02, GM diesel.. $78,000
37 2005 FountainePajot Power Cat Excelntshape, like new $399,000
36 2000 Doral -Mercruisers, great layout, perfect weekender$129,000
34 1979 Mainship Trawler Perkins, a/c, flybridge, affordable $29,000
30 1988 Larson -Mercruisers, very roomy & well maintained. $25,000
29 1984 Blackfin Combi -Twin Yanmar, many upgrades 07 $65,000
29 1995 Proline Walkaround Twin 225 Evinrude 04 engines $45,000
25 2006 World Cat Twin Yamaha 150 4-stroke, great day boat $65,000
Visit us online at www.maritimeyachtsales.com
A I P E OA 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.
OR I E IA E SALE PAR ER
SL Yamaha 250 hp, full bimini top, trailer.
Nearly new, great boat! Located in St. Croix.
Asking $64,000. Call 340-773-2417
WOO E A ER
Award wining classic design. Built in Europe.
Traditional carvel planked hull mahogany on pine.
New monitor windvane. S.s. 6mm anchor chain.3
anchor. Outboard 10 hp Suzuki(1994) Gear inven-
tory less than two years old! Unique little yacht with
a humble price tag! Lying St. Maarten. US$70k.
00599 5815603 Emailemail@example.com
I ES OL OS P LOW RS
classic fishing machine good conditions 787-
APE OR OL O
O EL approx. 900 hours, 20gal diesel,
2x30gal water, 2 batteries, VHF Stereo, 3 sails, 2
Lewmar selftailing bronze #40, interior and teak
flooring 2006, Jabsco head, 2burner stove, insu-
lated icebox, US 39.000, St.Lucia duty paid e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org 758 452 8531
A LI ER 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 ownerfor details on
(268) 561 0545 or email chrischittyl @hotmail.com
AL E ARLE E PRESS in good
condition. Pedestal helm chair,L shaped compan-
ion seating, Raython radar autopilot. Compasses:
two Ritchie 4" compasses, Garmin 3210 gps
depth sounder. Boat comes with trailer. Motivated
seller asking US 175,000 contact Hoffmangroup@
hotmail.com or 869-662-9988
RA EWI S ARI E RA ER
LASSI Sedan Trawler, Hull #001,
Asking Price $33,000, E-Mail bbkrp50@yahoo.
com or call (787) 309-7197
IARA E PRESS cummins 370. Gen
Onan 6Kw.1C/1H top condition loaded. 787-370-2431
L RS S OPE Twin Yanmars
420s, 6kw northern Ights, marlin tower, two sta-
tions, furuno sounder, garmin plotter, fighting
chair, 6pp liferaft, beautiful interiors, fast boat
& low fuel consumption. $170K OBO contact:
email@example.com ph# 787 370 0030
POWER OA S OR SALE LA I
RA 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
A ERAS SPOR IS E PRESSwith
flybridge/tower, 1987 with 0 hrs. on factory rebuilt
470 HP 6-71 Detroit Diesels. Solid fish/dive/cruise
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 email@example.com
O EP EE E OR SALE
E ER SE, first hand, 2x275 mercury 40
hours, cuddy cabin, price $140 000. visible in St-
Barth's.any information firstname.lastname@example.org
IARA OPE with PipeWelders
marlin tower, Rupp outriggers, low hours 3208
Cats, Onan gen, full electronics, underwater
lights... Motivated seller, contact Enrique at (787)-
402-1741 or email@example.com
L RS A S 700Hp.Gen.12Kw.
2C/1H top condition loaded. 787-370-2431
A IS Detroit 8V92 low hrs
since mayor rep. No Gen. needs cosmetic TLC
but will sale for a reasonable price. 2C/2H. Must
IESSE E PRESS 3c/2h cummins
QSM-11 low hrs.fully equip. 787-370-2431
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Riviera 370'05 Cummins 370HP $385K HydraSports 33 Express'05 T-250 Yam $195K
WelcraftCoastal 40'00Volvos430HP $265K Luhrs 34 '92 Sedan Bridge T-454 gas $58K
Tiara Open 35 '04 Cummins 370HP $290K Striper2901 Pilot '06T-250HPVerados $128K
Tiara Open 35 '00 Cummins 370HP $198K Grady White Marlin 30'01 T-250HPYam $95K
Tania40 Dbl Cabin '88 Cummins 210HP $89K Grady White Marlin 30'98 T-250HPYam $65K
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Racing/Cruising 29 footer,
built in 2005, full equipped,
new racing set of North Sails
(Pentex), three Genoas, one
main, two Gennakers, one
Spinnaker. One set of
criusing North Sails
(Dacron), Genoa with reef
and main. All spectra
halliards and sheets. Radio
VHF, Auto Pilot, CD player,
two sets of interior cushions,
SS stove with oven (2kg gas
bottle), ice box, two 12 volt
battery, two water tanks (120
It), Caribbe Dinghy, 8hp
Jonhson outboard engine.
Contact Maurizio Costanzo
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A ERAS O ER I LE LASSI
ready for liveaboard, charter, cruising. Twin 1271N
Detroits,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 pics/survey
EALER E O POS A SC-18Gen.
Onan21 Kw. fully equip. most sale 787-370-2431
EALER E 0 0 EA Enclose
Bridge Mtu's 1500hp. Gen 21Kw. Simrad Elect.
3C/3H Fully Equip.787-370-2431
POWER A A ARA IL
Glass over ply. Part way through refit. New
engines and gearboxes to fit. Cummins 450hp. A
30 knot vessel. The ultimate day charter or dive
vessel. Located Trinidad. Asking $285,000.00 US.
OP I IS OR SALE LL E IPPE
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,
EW L S REA EAL two
person trailerable daysailors. Great for a Highschool
or college sailing program, sailing camp or resort.
These boats come complete with sails, beach dol-
lies, and covers. 7k each or 11 k for both of them. call
340-773-4709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
0 IE OR SALE REA ORA E St
Martom, $4,900US Dollars, 0690492158 daniel.
E E EA IRS SPIRI 1995,
Fractional rig, 3 sails including chute, 4 berth
interior,cooker, sink, toilet, cooler, tent, BBQ, sail
cover, cockpit cushions,anchor, Tricolour, GPS.
Ideal performance daysailer or club racer, Lifting
keel & twin rudders means picnics at the beach
US$16,850 OBO Tel +1268 723 6547
OVNI 435 Alubat 2002
Guadeloupe 199 000
3 Cabins Good Condition
Martinique 125 000
Amel 54 2005 Full Option
Amel Super Maramu 53 1998
Beneteau Oceanis 440 1996
Bavaria 36 1999
Lagoon 500 2007
Nautitech 395 1999
Lagoon 410 2004
Tobago 35 1996
Lagoon 470 2000
739 000 E
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POI WES SLOOP built in 2003 by Westerly
Marine, California. "Point Blue" is a very comfortable high
performance cruising yacht, designed and built to be easily
handled by a couple without the need for crew. She is
composite-built, "super-strong" & "super-fast", with a stunning
Dick Young interior and 3-stateroom layout panelled in
Cherry wood. Still in immaculate condition after 5 years of
world cruising and 30,000 miles later. Asking: $1,750,000.
US Lying: Caribbean.
E E EA IRS ER A RERS 1989.
"Mermaid" is a cruiser/racer with outstanding performance
gained from her pedigree design. That coupled with her
luxuriously appointed interior make her a superb yacht to sail
and live aboard. She is a special Owner's model built as a
show boat in 1989 and not commissioned until sold in 1991.
Mermaid is now offered for sale by her second owner. Lying:
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua. Asking:$240,000.US
SWA ER A RERS A ORSWA ,builtin
1981. Many recent upgrades including new "racing bottom" in
'06, Awlgrp, sails and complete new electronics package '05.
Ready to Go !!! Asking:$425,000.US Lying: Tortola, BVI
ELES IAL E IL I ,"Secondhand
Rose" is in fair condition and well priced. Owners no longer
have time to spend cruising and wish to move on. Asking:
$125,000.US Lying: Antigua Slipway, English Harbour.
O PASS ER SLOOP "Marionette" was
designed by Lavranos and strongly built of GRP in South
Africa in 1990. Very comfortable Owner's layout and high
quality joinery through out. Lying: St. David's Bay, Grenada.
Reduced now to $195,000.US
AL I RA ER R ISER SLOOP built
1976. "Infinity" is a pedigree sailing yacht designed by C&C
and built by Baltic Yachts. She has a 3-cabin layout, 50 H.p
Perkins diesel and/but she needs new decks. Basically this
yacht is a great project-boat for the right buyer. She sailed up
to Antigua last season and now awaits a new loving owner.
Asking:$70,000.US Lying: English Harbour, Antigua.
ER I I E IL I a lovely
example of Herreshoff inspiration. Professionally maintained
for the past 11 years by her meticulous owner with no-expense
spared. Beautiful to the eye, easily sailed short-handed and
highly competitive in the Classic Regattas. An extremely rare
find on the market today. Asking: $350,000. US Lying: Antigua.
LA 00 POWER A built in 2004. Owner's version
with comfortable 3-stateroom layout and 300 H.p Volvo diesel
package. "Blue Lagoon" is a one-owner yacht in excellent
condition, she has been professionally maintained since
day-1 and dry stored on her lift when not in use. Recent price
reduction to $399,000.US makes her very good value. Lying:
Jolly Harbour, Antigua.
RA A S LASSI RAWLERLA E
I Original owners have kept this motor yacht in great
condition since new. She has the Traditional 2-Stateroom
layout with all the comforts of a home ashore. Twin Caterpillar
3116 Turbo powered and lightly used.Asking: $450,000.US,
Lying: Hauled-out at Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua.
A A S O shoal-draft, steel sloop,
launched in 1982. "Sequel II" recently arrived in the Caribbean
after making her 6th Atlantic crossing with her young family of
3. She is safe, well built and absolutely ready to go when you
are. Lying: Antigua, reduced now to $105,000.US
ORRIS S I E ER SLOOP built
in 1985. "Peregrine" is a lovely little cruising yacht built by
Morris Yachts, Southwest Harbor,Maine. She has Dark Green
Awlgrp topsides and a beautifully finished traditional interior.
Always maintained in excellent condition and fully fitted-out for
serious Blue Water cruising, Peregrine is ready to go when you
are!!! Asking:$220,000.US Lying: Jolly Harbour, Antigua.
ISLA OPPER I E OA built in 1985.
"Rendezvous II" is set up for dive charter business here in
Antigua, she has a 350 H.p Caterpillar diesel engine giving
22 knots cruising speed. Large 12'ft beam allows for a good
work-boat or fishboat application also.Asking:$69,000.US
Lying: English Harbour, Antigua.
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details and pictures email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAIL OA AL $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 www.
boatsville.com. Email: email@example.com
PEARSO 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
EO LEE O S ORE Proven
blue-water ketch. 6'6" headroom. Full sail inventory.
3'9" fixed-keel draft. Autopilot, VHF-DSC, Depth
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email@example.com or 340-776-2109
WES SAIL -Located in St. Maarten, rig-
ging complete, 4 good sails, 4 anchors, radar,
GPS, Autohelm 2000, Aries self steering, bimini,
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rently located in Fort Lauderdale heading North.
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O EA IS 2 cabin, Yanmar 3GM30F
30HP 2800h, alternator external regulator,purchased
in 2006: liferaft 8ft Aluminium dinghy, Tohatsu
9.8HP, Main Genoa 2x165AH maintainance free
1x 105AH battery, flares emergency kit, linen kitchen
items, ready to sailaway or charter US 94.000 e-
mail email@example.com 758 452 8531
SLOOP, POPPY OF PARHAM. Built by
Southern Ocean Shipyards in 1978 Robust GRP con-
struction, heavy scantling floors,longitudinal stringers
and reinforced keel bolt area, Cutter rig, Yanmar
3GMF30 Diesel engine. lies Antigua. US$43,000
ONO. firstname.lastname@example.org, 12687640449
OR A 0 ISLA ER-newrigging,new
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EWI RI ARA A I E
loaded,watermaker,ssb dodger,pro-built $35k lying
California, 775 827 2786 firstname.lastname@example.org
IRWI I A 10 Roomy, fast
and stable cruiser. Spacious double cabin layout.
Recent new Yanmar diesel. New sails 2000.
New interior cushions. Hull awlgripped in '96.
Substantially refurbished, re-equipped and rewired
in 2006. Estate sale. US $90,000 or reasonable
OR A 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
E E EA Great boat, well
equipped. Two staterooms, 2 heads, bimini,
cockpit cushions, roller furling jib, Tortola dinghy
withengine. Very comfortable. Located St.
Croix. Asking $55,000. Call 340-778-5698, or
OW ER SELLS P RA E LA 00
2003 Excellent condition 4 double
cabin /2bath Low time Yanmar Solar + Wind
generator + large battery bank Must see in
Guadeloupe Call and we'll send you a private
aircraft to come see the boat airtropical@
yahoo.com 170.000 E (767)4404403.
ER A RERS Volvo 2003,
folding prop, mast and rigging 2004, hydr.back-
stay, 2 Lew 55, 2xLew 35, Harken deck gear, full
instrumentation Raymarine ST60, 2 sets racing
sails (partly unused), Garmin GPSmap 2006C,
US 61.000 St.Lucia duty paid e-mail destsll@
candw.lc 758 452 8531
EWPOR ER ER RI SLOOP.
1965. Hull #116. Marine ply, factoried glassed, 60 Hp
Ford Diesel Extremely spacious interior, Huge cock-
pit. Horshoe stainless rail seating aft. Fresh paint
and non-skid. Custom bow sprit/pulpit. Lying Coral
Bay St. John. $80,000. email@example.com
PA O EA I Ted Brewerdesigned
center cockpit cutter. Fully 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
ER LE E 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
REWER E Original Owner.
Cruising, Living Aboard the Past 12 Years in
Caribbean. Fully Equipped. Excellent Recent Survey.
Ready to Move Aboard and Start your Dream Life.
Available in June in St. Luda. REDUCED USD 145K.
SVCELEBRATION@HOTMAILCOM for details
OR A S ARRA O EA RA ER
SLOOP completely renewed: engine, main sail,
paint, AC/DC, plumbing, and more... Best offer.
Pictures and details: firstname.lastname@example.org
E E EA 3/4 cabin, Yanmar
4JH3HTE 100 HP, new Bimini & Sprayhood, Tohatsu
9.8HP, AB 10ft dinghy, electric halyard winch, full
instrumentation, very clean, ready to go,US 199.000
e-mail email@example.com 758 452 8531
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in southeast FL Contact: SRosen3005@aol.com
L S AR E -3 Cabin lay-
out. New A/C Units, New Doyle sail cradles, Jib-
never unfurled, many other upgrades. Ready to
go, great liveabord or Charter boat. Only 135k call
340-773-4709 email firstname.lastname@example.org
A E S A I ER LASS
SLOOP GLASS SLIPPER project yacht for sale
in southeast FL. Needs deck, paintjob, engine
repair, etc. Steve...754.204.1495
I LLE ER A RERS
ESI E E EA IL Completely
customized, equipped for fast, comfort cruising/
live-aboard. Genset, A/C, autopilot, water-maker,
full awning. Queen size walk-around bunk in own-
er's cabin. Good sails. Asking US$210,000. Lying
Trinidad. Contact: (410)212-2072 or (312)285-
9644 or email@example.com
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ing overhauled Perkins engine. Sleeps 8 in
4 sleeping cabins. Great liveaboard or blue
water sailor. Located Grenada. US$80,000
I ERES E I RA I LASSI
00 converted navy launch/party boat for a
damaged but repairable 35-38 foot sailing catama-
ran. The launch is valued at $65,000. Will trade for
comparable value. US 207-772-4048.
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LEW AR WI ES OR SALE New Lew-
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Two 90-gallon heavy gauge square tanks with
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JULY 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 97
Coral Bay & Hurricane Hole, St. John
TALES FROM THE CHARTER COCKPIT
BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2008
THIRTY-NINE YEARS AGO, a surprise storm hit the Virgin
Islands in July 1969. During that time one of the greatest American
achievements was made.
It was a dull, grey sky when we left Yacht Haven in St. Thomas with our
charter party, Senor Botti, his wife, and two little boys from South America
aboard our sloop Avenir II. With main and jib up, we tacked out of the
harbor toward Buck island. The southeast horizon looked evil black, angry,
menacing. Mike took the wheel and asked me to call the marine operator to
see if there was a storm forecast.
Before I could move, the storm blasted us with a hard, cold, dense fist
of air which drove Avenir II sideways! With all sheets I ii. I we barely heeled
but made two wakes, one at the bow, the other at the stern as the boat was
Chaos! Senor Botti and family hustled below, I started the engine and
ducked low as the jib sheets flailed and pummeled the shrouds. Mike finally
corralled the hanked-on jib which was doing its own jig on the bow. The
mainsail fought to stay up too until Mike clawed it down with a heroic effort.
Jeannie Kuich, once a long-time charter chef ir
columns for the Daily News since 985 and
Nautical Scene, St. Thomas This Week
the author of'Soap Operas ofthe Sly' the onl
SThree meteor showers peak in the last
week. The strongest, the Delta Aquarids,
culminate on Sunday, the 27th.
* On Tuesday the first the closest
approach of a planet this year to a first-
magnitude star, in this case Regulus in
Leo, is shortly after sunset.
* Also on thefirstjust before dawn Mercury
maneuvers below thethin Moon.
* On the 10th Mars comes closest to
Saturn on the evening race course. A
new contender enters the race just
before sunset. Its brilliance gives away
JULY PLANET PARTICULARS:
* Most of the action is on the dawn
race course with Mercury, Regulus,
Mars and Saturn.
* A new and the brightest contender
may be glimpsed in the west-northwest
* Jupiter enters the evenii
racecourse at sundown
and stays until dawn
H T S byJeannie Kuich
I theVirgn Islands, has been writing monthly
periodic columns for Caribbean Boating,
and Cruising World magazines JeannI e s
y stargazing sky guide for the Car bbean
THE MOON SAILS NEAR:
TUE.1ST: Mercury before dawn
THU.3RD: Pollux in Gemini
SAT.5TH: the star Regulus,
Mars and Saturn in
THU.10TH: thestarSpica in
MON.14TH: thestar Antaresin
Scorpius in evening
THU. 17TH: Jupiter in evening
SUN.27TH: Pleiades sisters
THU.31ST: Pollux in Gemini
THE.10TH: First Quarter
FRI.25TH: Last Quarter
JULY BRIGHTEST NAVIGATION STARS
DUSK: ARCTURUS, VEGA, ANTARES, ALTAIR
DAWN: SIRIUS, ALDEBARAN, CAPELLA, PROCYON
That was the easy West side of Coral Bay, St. John
part. With the jib
unhanked, Mike beat
on the forepeak hatch
for someone to open
it so that he could
stuff the jib ii..,i.li,
it. But Senora Botti
below the hatch had
forgotten all ElF1h Ii
in her terror, whereas
we had forgotten
what Spanish we had. Senora Botti i i.... i. Mike was, 11i. I to her to keep
the hatch closed down. Finally, after many shouts to those below, Mike
SII.. I out, "Open the g-d hatch!"That message got i .1 ... iii
Then we bounced our way up to Christmas Cove to anchor and calm our
guests who were a tad traumatized, as you can imagine. We contacted WAH,
the marine operator, to learn that the first gusts had hit at 65 miles per hour,
that the wind would be in excess of 35 knots, and the seas high most of the
week. Ugh! How do you explain that to a family with little children?
The storm did not disappoint us. It blew hard and didn't stop. We
slogged our way eastward, stopping at the most protected spots. .- -i I i i. I
was a bust -too rough. L ,1,. i. 1 the ii ii on the beach was hairy but
manageable only in the best leeward places.
Five days and it was still blowing. We hadn't even I .ii up to Virgin
Gorda yet. Halfway there from Beef Island it seemed impossible to reach, so
we turned tail and headed down with deeply reefed main and a small jib.
Going down wind was such a relief that Mike decided to take a tuck out of
A big mistake! The ii,.ii, started to disappear in the .n '. 1i.i sea.
Reducing sail again, we headed for the one sure place that might give us
shelter from these I, I,.. Ir. I1 winds Water Creek in the Hurricane
Hole area of St. John.
Safely ensconced, it was amazingly quiet, even eerie. Senor Botti took
Mike aside the next morning and plaintively asked, "Captain, do we have to
go anywhere today?"
"No," Mike said, .I. i I his breath and hoping we didn't have to move.
"Thank God!"Senor Botti exclaimed."Let's stay right here!"
That afternoon, our much happier family -1 iiii I with us in the cockpit
for a special broadcast. It made no difference now that the wind still whirled,
that the seas crashed on the outside shore, that the Sun didn't shine, for
there, high above us, was Neil Armstrong, I i 11. I one giant step for mankind"
on the Moon! -.
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