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The Management Committee of
YSATT announced in June that Gina
Hatt Carvalho has been appointed
Manager of YSATT Employed with
YSATT since 2002, Hatt Carvalho has .
had a close working relationship
with the members and has helped
plan and execute such events as the
annual MarineTrade Show. Catherine
Whitby, who worked at Boaters'
Enterprise in Chaguaramas, is YSATT's
new Administrative Assistant.
Former General Manager Sharon
McIntosh, who resigned in December to accept a position within the
government, continues as manager ofThe Caribbean Marine Association and
chairperson of the Government Assigned \ i,1i 1, 1 Steering Committee.
UK based organizers of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), which brings
hundreds of boats to St. Lucia each December, announced in June that they
have taken over noonsite.com, a free, global website for cruising sailors, from
its founder, author and iiii,. i"guru"Jimmy Cornell. The site was launched in
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The World Resources Institute (WRI), an independent, non-partisan and
nonprofit .1.1i111 ii. ..ii announced estimates in June of a high annual
economic benefit derived from the coral reefs of Tobago ($44 million
US) and St. Lucia ($94 million US) for each country's tourism industry and
fisheries. The full study, "Coastal Capital Economic Valuation of Coral Reefs
in Tobago and St. Lucia," was released by WRI, the Buccoo Reef Trust (BRT),
the Institute of Marine Affairs, the Government of St. Lucia, and many others.
F' 11. ih. I for the project came from the MacArthur Foundation, the United
Nations Environment Program -Caribbean Environment Program, the Ocean
Foundation, and other public and private groups. www.wri.org.
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The British Virgin Islands
Scuba (i-,. i11,1 1 i.., recently
announced that Premier
Ralph O'Neal has given
u written permission to
secure the Windjammer S/V
Flying Cloud and sink it for
Scuba divers. With the BVI
Tourist Board, the group is
in the process of bringing
barquentine home from
Trinidad to the waters she
sailed in for so long. Built in
1935 for the French Navy,
Oisseau des Isles (Bird of the
Islands) saw duty during
World War II in the Pacific. In
1968 Flying Cloud joined the Windjammer fleet and sailed the waters of the Sir
Francis Drake Channel. The vessel was retired from active service in 2002 when
upkeep expenses became prohibitive.
BVI Scuba reports that Kevin Rowlette of Husky Towing has volunteered
to tow her from her current ii,,.I place at the dock in Port of Spain
in Trinidad. When she arrives in the BVI, she will rest on Flying Cloud's old
hurricane mooring in Great Harbor on Peter Island while the BVI SCUBA
Ci.i ,1i, ,ii..,, prepares her for sinking. The arriving date, sinking date,
eventual location, program, and chance to dive this historic wreck will be
released as more information becomes available. Donations are needed
to cover the $100,000+ cost of this effort. For much more on her history
and details on the project, see III.1 i,,,, iI I...1 I ..i, or
(Caribbean News continued on page 20)
(Caribbean News continued from page 18)
Discovery at Marigot Bay on
St Lucia's west coast launched a
I] I l, I 11H ,il 1 u s ,1 1 1, 1 11 ,. I
enthusiasts. With a four-night stay at
the resort, anglers will receive two
sport and game I .ii. I excursions.
Package rates start at $2091 per
The 2008 Venezuelan
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Part of the proceeds from INTERNATIONAL SUPERSLAMTOURNAMENT
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Foundation (Amigos del Nino con Cancer FANCC).
The schedule will be as follows:
Thursday: Registration, Observers Meeting. Evening Kick Off Cocktail
part .. Meeting and buffet dinner Caraballeda Yacht Club.
Friday: First dayof fishing. Evening free.
Saturday: Second day of fishing. Evening dinner and silent auction to raise funds
for Friends of Children with Cancer Foundation, Caraballeda Yacht
Club's elegant clubhouse.
Sunday: Third and final day of fishing. Evening Awards Banquet,
C 'Yacht Club.
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St. Barth professional windsurfer
Antoine Questel, leader of the French
Formula championship and third in
French Funboard championships, has
signed with Mistral for boards and
The Loft for sails after 5 years with
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Jolly HarbourYacht Club'sYouth Development Project, teaching young people
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this summer "Eight keen young people from the Duke of Ei Ii. i.l i1 i Award
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superb calm water conditions with a nice offshore breeze' Among many to
be thanked, Pippa says, are Lawrie May, Rick Gormley, and Wayne Gruden as
well as La Perla, Anjo Insurance and others who have made donations. A Pig
Roast the same day at the Foredeck Bar raised EC$2,000 for the program.
II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I II I I I I
British Virgin Islands
The Royal BVI Yacht
Club issued a colourful
newsletter in June full
of information on recent
club activities and also
announced plans to
celebrate the club's 35th
anniversary in November
Guy Eldridge, Captain of
,iii I for the club, sent
a report on the annual
race to Anegada in June.
11iiI a new personal
record in just two
hours and 35 minutes,
the crew of local trimaran
Triple Jack sped to victory.
"Captain George Lane
that he was ili. Ii in
for the day for Richard
... iii. i the boat's
usual helmsman, and
had been teased that
22 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2008
TripleJack's winning crew
he would never be able to beat the boat's former best time of two hrs 45
minutes, making victory all the sweeter. In fact, they were so fast that the
Race Committee team of I 11 i Greenspon and Liz Maclean missed their finish
as they were having a leisurely lunch at the Anegada Reef Hotel..' As usual,
participants, .1ii 1il, enjoyed off-the-water evening activities."What happens
on Anegada stays on, i .. i Ill have to be invoked,' reports Eldridge. The
annual race is a competition for the Lowell Wheatley Trophy, named for the
, i -iii who did so much to put his island and hotel on the map and
popular with sailors worldwide.
Commodore Escrich reported that the Hemingway International Yacht Club
of Cuba held its 58th Ernest Hemingway Billfish Tournament June 9 to 14
with19 teams c(. -i ,- i I from countries as far away as Russia. It was the
tournament's 10th anniversary as Tag and Release event.
The Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club sent results from
their La Verbena Race held May 17. The event was
managed by Race Director Pedro Bonnin, Coordinator
ChinCordero,andOfficialHandic I i. Ii I i 1 ,V 1, ,. I.
all members of the club's Nautical Events Committee.
Winner in Racing Class and Overall was El Tango, with
David Fernandezat the helm. Winner in Cruising Class
St. Martin-St. Maarten
The St. Maarten YachtClub held its Governor Stuyvesant
series in Mayand June, which"proved to beyetanother
closely-fou. ii 1i ii i *r thefewinches thatsometimes
forced the win,", i ... Ih ,, I to club reports.
Three classes competed in the series, the largest
everrun bytheclub. Rhone Fu. II, i . the Optimist
Class, ... i i I ii .won in Lasers, with Kevin van den
Burg il. i the youth division. Frits Bus took the
top spot in the LSR/Jeanneau 20 fleet.
The club also sent a report on the Heineken Open Laser Regatta held in early June, won by Brett
11i. ki, from Bermuda. St. Barth's Markhu Harmala finished second i 1 ll and Frits Bus third. In
Radials, David de Vries was first, Ernest Looser second, and Simon Manley third. Fourjunior sailors
had their own division, won by Jolyon Ferron. Sixteen sailors participated in all, from St. Maarten,
St. Barth, Curacao, Canada, and the Dominican Republic.
United States Virgin Islands
The St Croix Yacht Club wraps up its traditional Summer Sunfish Races on Friday nights this month.
Club members begin racing at 5:30 and continue until dark, I 111 i on the club's beach, ,i, I
around a mark, and back to the beach. The last race of the series will be on ,' i i- I :. _&
Brett Wright on the water
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 23
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and to view the annual event calendar
As i sit here on- EL vagabond a few days away frovKm my
126th birthday (is to yoLL humaQns), rolling to the LefR and
theM to the right, I imust confess to occasional nMostalgi
feelinss for the warm, cozy, naMovtog apartment where
I used to live...havin.g crossed the Bay of iscay twioe
and the Atlan6ti oceavn Last year I gntess I'vM a pretty
experi.ened sailor with over 12,000 sea Miles and looeizng
forward to Mvan&y mvore.
WouLd I change things? No chance... I role the roost in
this coMKfed space myU parents call a boat. I've got Loads
of hideaways, food available 24 hoYurs a day and aM.
constantly spoilt with MUM. j Dad onMpermanent caLL.
I' M, not sure what is Mvean1t bU a "dog's life" bLct I
sure av enjoying this "sea cat's Ltfe"...m.i d you, I'v
oruising the caribbean for now, butt I av a bit concerned
as i keep hearing Mentions of "chie next year".... I just
hope it's warM there.... "
Thanks, Vicki Duff
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AL ASE WNS TO HERFOMYU
My question, please! Who is that beautiful girl (woman!) at the helm on your
May cover? Tim Wright's photo is exquisite, and I know I cannot be the only
panting male type who is interested!
All at Sea's reply: Glad you liked it! The capable crew of Business Machine and
skipper Marsha Farfan were captured for our cover again this year by Tim Wright,
www.photoaction.com, during 2007 Angostura Tobago Sail Week. For 2008
Tobago results, see www.sailweek.com
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14 OVE 30 DETNTOS 0RD
DOES WORKER'S COMPENSATION APPLY TO VESSELS?
WHAT TYPE OF CREW SHOULD I HIRE FOR MY VESSEL?
How SHOULD I PAY MY CREW?
BY GAIL WASSERMAN
Workman's Comp is a state law concept and does not apply to
yachts, which are governed by Admiralty Law. Admiralty Law
actually affords greater rights to workers on boats ("seamen")
who are considered "wards of admiralty."
So, what about hiring U.S. citizens as crew
on a fc.i ii, il. 1.1 .I vessel? A forci.in II ,.. I
vessel can hire U.S. Citizens. The question really is
whether you can hire non U.S. Citizens. There are
a i,,, i .to consider What if the yacht's I i is
i i. I "and you plan on 1 111n. I the U.S. under a
Cruising Permit issued by U.S. Customs and Border
Our friends at U.S. iIIIi. ii ..,1 take the
. 1. i approach when looking at the status
of your crew -the homeport. The HOMEPORT of
the Vessel is the 11 i ii. ~ In 1I i. I factor that decides
whether the Yacht can employ foreign (i.e. non
U.S. nationals) crew.
U.S. oI, ii ,II..,1 uses a "totality of the
They look for tangible ties to a given port (slip fees,
yacht club dues, registry, etc.) and these i 111 i. are
considered in the light of the transitory nature of
y, i Ii, .1 i.e. yachts move around.
The bottom line is that even ., i. III I
yachts with a U.S. homeport CAN NOT employ
crew with B1 visas. (B1 Visas are visas which are
good for more than 30 days but less than 180 days
issued for the purpose of work. U.S. entities cannot
directly employ a crew member with a B1 Visa).
Conversely, if you can show that the foreign
I r.1 I vessel has a foreign HOMEPORT, then the
yacht can employ crew with B1 visas on long term
visits to the U.S. B1 visas can be extended by i II
for the extension (form 1 539) which permits the
r'.. 11 1,11. i, .. worker to stay in the U.S.
When you travel on a fort i, In I ,.. I vessel
outside of the U.S. for extended periods, you can
hire anyone you want. If the Yacht will be i11m. I
in the U.S. for extended periods of time under a
cruising permit, you probably cannot hire foreign
crew on a B1 Visa because the homeport would
most likely be where the Yacht is berthed.
With respect to paying your crew, one should
pay all crew to the account where they tell you
to pay them. The issue that arises is whether you
should withhold tax or not. On this point, there
is no clear, precise answer but the conventional
and widely-held view in the legal world is to
withhold for U.S. crew but not for foreign crew. In
other words, if you have foreign crew, pay them
by i1. Iii 1 I their pay to an "offshore" account (we
can assist you in iiii,. up offshore accounts)
and don't withhold. Most industry professionals
believe that if you withhold for the Americans
you can get away with not iki,..i. i,. i for the
non-American workers. Unfortunately, there is no
If a crew member works on the boat more
than 1/3 (rule of thumb) of his time, the worker
is a "seaman" almost irrespective of what they
do onboard. The rights of a seaman are covered
by Admiralty Law which is Federal law and not
Workman's Compensation law, which is state law.
The most important i,,,. I to have is to have
good yacht insurance to cover any sickness,
health or personal injury claims that come up. You
should also always consult a competent maritime
attorney to .. Ii il..i. .- il the issues specific to your
circumstances, yacht, crew, and I I state. &
Gail Wasserman is Senior Director ofAshmead & White
Consulting, Inc., a maritime and aviation solutions
company based in the Virgin Islands. Previously, Gail
was Director of Paralegal Services in a law firm based
in South Florida which served these industries. www.
28 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2008
L EGAL MATTE RS S EA 2 1 T! I
G O.NA NEED
A BIbER BOAT.
INTRODUCING THE NEW
EVINRUDE E-TEC 300HP.
BETTER FUEL ECONOMY,
& LESS EMISSIONS
THAN FOUR STROKE
2ND ANNUAL ABACO BILLFISH CHALLENGE,
FIRST LEG 2008 BERMUDA TRIANGLE SERIES
FIRST LEG 2008 BERMUDA TRIANGLE SERIES
P Two junior
F- k- released their
a first-ever blue
Team Bodacious got off to a hot start the first day (-i I, ii ,. i in the 2nd Annual Abaco Billfish Cii in11 I
held June 11 13 out of Boat Harbour, with three blue marlin releases and held off a fast and furious last
day effort from Team Rum Bum to win the tournament. For their efforts, Team Bodacious owner, Pat
Thomas, of Atlanta, Georgia, got to pocket $50,000 in US Gold American Eagle coins!
Thirty-four teams took to the waters off Abaco for this annual tournament that also includes the first
leg of the Bermuda Triangle Series.
Day 1, two junior anglers landed and released their first-ever blue marlin -12-year old Chris Galati
Jr, and 15-year-old Nick Cioffi. These two teens were ceremoniously baptized into the Marlin Club by
being tossed into the drink once back at the marina. Meanwhile the rest of the fleet .i i1, i caught
one sailfish, two white marlin and seven blue marlin for the day.
Day 2 proved slower with the fleet releasing another seven blue marlin and one sailfish.
Day 3 was the slowest of the i I1 ii I with only five blue marlin and one white marlin released by
the fleet. But, the air of tension ran high. Luis Bacardi's Team Rum Bum released two blue marlin in the
last couple hours of the tournament to tie for the lead with Team Bodacious. Thomas'Team Bodacious
ultimately won based on release time.
Meanwhile, Bacardi's Team Rum Bum did win the tournament-within-a-tournament Bermuda
Triangle Series first leg. _
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F I S I N
"What draws anglers to the Virgin Islands is the blue marlin I Ii1i i The
blue marlin I ii,. I in the Virgin Islands is some of the best in the world" says
tournament director, Jimmy Loveland.
I I Ii up this statement, last year anglers aboard 37 boats released a
re i'. i 11 I 207 blue marlin over four days of I ii ...
Started by Chuck Senf back in 1972 -and nicknamed The Boy Scout
Tournament since a portion of the proceeds have always benefited the VI
Council of the Boy Scouts of America, one of Senf's favorite charities -the
ABMT has evolved into one of the most competitive saltwater sports I 11 I
events in the world. It's one of tournaments making up Bisbee's World
Billfish Series, is a qualifier for the Rolex-IGFA Invitational "Tournament of
Champions', and is the last i ii I leg of the i ii.' i ... Bermuda Triangle
Series and Spanish Main Series.
Fii .. ,. I International Game Fishing Association 'i11.1 Ii o .overseen
by a professional Board of Captains and well qualified observers, this event
is fished by some of the world's elite sports fishermen. Last year's Top Angler,
Luis Nevarez, 111 I aboard the Cabo 40, Peje, with Capt. Juan, II. 1. 'Berto'
Marquez at the helm, is an ABMT veteran from Puerto Rico who released six
blue marlin to win.
"We're i' i- ii. i 40 or more boats with quite a few first-timers," says
Loveland. Some already signed-on to fish the ABMTthis year include Revenge,
Freebie, Sharky's Revenge and Rum Bum. "These boats are owned by world
class anglers,' the tournament director says.
A welcome party on August 12 i.i ii 11, launches the big boys' iii to
see who will reign supreme in the i ii.hIn..i Fishing days are August 13,
14, 15 and 17 three days before and a day after the month's full moon
-punctuated by a "Full Moon Party" hosted by the Ritz-St. Thomas on the
August 16th lay day.
Lines are in the water daily at 8:30 a.m. and out at 5:30 p.m., meaning
that by 6:30 p.m. spectators can catch the spirit of sport Iii, I by 'doing
the docks; to watch the big rigs come in and spot the I I i.i I from the
outriggers. The more I i the more marlin the boat caught. Flags are flown
upside down for released fish and right side up for fish that are boated.
Blue signals the catch was a blue marlin, while a white I I denotes a
Little fry get their fish-catching fun on August 17 at the Innovative
Wireless Handline Tournament. i iiIm.I at 9:30 a.m., kids can pick up
complimentary bait and 1iii. ii, and then take to the docks around
American Yacht Harbor to try their luck. Even those that get skunked receive
free pizza, drinks and T-shirts.
The ABMT's final i 1I11. I action on August 17 ends with the sport 111 I
fleet's swift Jim Smith 'Race From The Edge' The best place to watch what
often turns out to be a photo finish is from the spit of land past the pool at
the Sapphire Beach Resort. The Awards Ceremony takes place later in the
evening along with the naming of the 2008 USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin
Top Angler, who pockets a $10,000 cash prize.
For more information, contact: Jimmy Loveland, tournament director at:
Tel: 1-888-2-FISHVI (1-888-234-7484) or 340-775-9500; Fax: 340-779-8605;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.abmt.vi. &
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 31
n these times of 500+ foot yachts with their auxiliary
submarines, is there any additional flourish available to
provoke genuine envy on the dock? Possibly. Florida's
Universal Light Designs LLC has found a colorful way to
turn the neighbors green, and it's a lot simpler than an
"Every major yacht builder worldwide has at least one yacht with our technology on it,"' says
Si 'di. I Director Chris Booth. The technology in question waterproof backlit nameboards is so
simple it has others i,,,iI ,. "why didn't I think of that?" Four years ago, Booth and co directorThomas
Grupe did just that.
"We did some research and found out that there's an abundance of yachts being built, with 500
700 new builds in the 80ft + range every year. There were some 850 870 in 2008/9 and the big yacht
manufacturers are booked full until 2012. It made sense to go into the y. i, 1,1 I market with a small,
niche project and do it right"' Both men threw themselves into a financial and lifestyle commitment.
A -i. i to Booth, "We said, 'Let's be the number one prime quality, prime service and prime
The I IIl, 11 i, slick LED powered\ I i.i ii nameboards combine /2"thick acrylic glass backing
with the front design in polished stainless steel, painted 3D plastics or 22k gold.The letters are corrosion
and condensation-free, maintenance-free and waterproof to 100ft. They also come with a five year
If you've spotted 174'Aurora, 220'AllureShadowor 168'Helios, then you'll be familiar with \ I,, I. ,
work. Last year, the company did 180 projects in total, and some 125 up to June this year, meaning over
1,000 individual letters.
Not only does a backlit nameboard add a little extra panache to the transom or sides of a yacht, but
the more recent introduction of multi color, synchronized illumination allows the Captain to manipulate
the mood on board. Within no time at all, a neon hued nameboard will be de rigueur after sundown.
Could the trend trickle down to smaller yachts? ,i ,i.. ill the LED I.ii ,. require very little power,
Booth recognizes that the cost is the main barrier for now."The high level of engineering comes with
a price tag,' he says. However, he adds: "I actually once put nameboards on a 32' pleasure cruiser The
guy spent $3,000 on it but, you know what, he made his wife happy and he made himself happy and
they love it'
For now, the target market is the 80 200ft yacht band, whether new builds or refits. While the
effect is striking, the installation is simple. "When we started four years ago, we had this very crude
backlit system that just had these two cables coming out and nowadays we have a very sophisticated
waterproof system that comes with its own plug and play installation,' Booth explains.There is, however,
no compromise on quality."Not one of our competitors offers an IP-67 (100% waterproof down to 100ft)
plug and play electric connection'
The company provides worldwide internet
and phone support for installation, and a network
of affiliated technicians.
Look at the enormous network of businesses
servicing the megayacht sector and a common
theme emerges among the more successful ones
simplicity. For\ i iii i. ii lights, the future is bright.
Nick Marshall is an English journalist living on St.
Maarten who was consultant editor of All At Sea from
2003 to 2005.
T Ij \ 1 wipe with solvent before applying the next coat,"
SI he explains. "Each coat is left to dry overnight and
SI I, 11 I build up a good layer of varnish'Javier
aMartinez expects to get at least 10 coats of varnish
I on any wood exposed to the weather on a boat.
S.iOnly that way will the wood be protected against
I. water and the effects of UV I II. I
In the spring, any varnish work should be cut
". -. shape it should be taken back to bare wood and
bi completely redone. Using i,, ,ii. I heavier than
S120 grit, Javier says, leaves scratches in the bottom
L. F varnish layer and you don't want that. Aim to
t 'o build up a thick layer of varnish at the beginning
e pI of the season, so that you won't have to do it
again during the summer.
Other experts say that you should deal with
damaged areas first. Scrape away any bad varnish
or graying areas of bare wood and "feather in"
I these spots with new varnish. Only when you
ie d : have repaired all the damaged areas should you
start on the rest. Try to avoid using stains on bad
2 1 spots. Even if you match it perfectly now, it will
Sage differently than the rest of the brig htwork and
end up looking worse than when you started.
Before you start on any varnish job you should
..... I mask off the area because r, .....1 I looks nicer
.I... .. . j than a crisp line where the varnish meets the
BY ROGER MARSHALL
T here is nothing like good-
of dollars to the value of
your boat. But it takes work
and time to get a great .
finish. First, you need to get .
the wood prepared properly, and after -"
the preparation you need to apply each
coat according to the manufacturer's
instructions. You also need to select the
right brush and varnish for the job. I
Head painter Javier Martinez, of the Jamestown ..
Boatyard in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is manic
about cleanliness when he sets about varnishing ,.
new wood. "First you sand it with 80 grit and then
120 grit sandpaper,"Javier says. "Then you vacuum
the job to get the dust off it. After you've got it
clean, wipe it down with a solvent to get rid of
any dust. I like to use alcohol. Then you are ready
Martinez cuts the first layer of varnish by 60%
to get good wood penetration. "That coat is
ii.. I to dry overnight and I sand it back usin
220 grit or Scotchbrite pads"' The second coat
is cut by 40% to 50%, which also gives it a good g
penetration into the wood. After that, he applies
straight varnish. "I always sand between coats and
34 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2008
it to get the surface totally clean. Maple is a very
hard wood and you might want to dilute the first
coat lII. 11 more than normal to help it soak into
the wood better
If you want to build up a thick layer of varnish
fast, use a clear polyurethane epoxy on the wood
first. A good clear epoxy will provide a good finish
but it does not contain any UV filters, so you will
need to put two or three coats of varnish over the
epoxy to build up the UV resistance.
As to varnishes, if you are going to keep your
boat in the tropics, the word on the waterfront
is that Epiphanes has the highest level of UV
resistance and works best in the tropics. Schooner
is the next best varnish and can be used as an
exterior varnish but it doesn't have quite the UV
resistance of Epiphanes. Many pros, however,
like it better because it flows more easily than
Epiphanes. These are the two varnishes that
stand out. Pretty much everyone else I asked
said that other varnishes were similar with few
hard preferences. S-1
Roger Marshall is the North American Editor for the
Yacht Report, former Technical Editor for Soundings, and
a Director and the immediate past President of Boating
boat. You can't'cut-in'a good line freehand. To try
to do so is a waste of time. The best tape to use
S-is 3M's Fineline.
When varnishing, pick the right time of day.
Try to wait for a calm, warm day. Try to get a coat
of varnish on early, so that it has plenty of time to
dry before dark when dew might get on it. Dew
or moisture on the varnish may turn it hazy. Don't
try to varnish when it is too cold or when it is
too hot. Too cold and the varnish will not set up
properly. Too hot and it will dry before you have
I time to finish properly.
Teak is more forgiving than mahogany when
you are repairing damaged areas. With teak you
work with different shades of brown, but with
mahogany a bare spot will look red in a golden
backdrop. After a couple of seasons i '11.11.
will look the same provided you maintain
Teak, i ,.. ii, is extremely oily and varnish will
not settle properly on it, so after i. iiiin. wipe
the teak down with acetone or other solvent.
Start varnishing with a varnish solution diluted by
about 50 to 60% as soon as the solvent has dried.
You might also make it a practice to wipe your
wood with a solvent and tack rag after cleaning
THE RIGHT BRUSH
I .., i. .... I i,,,sh work you need the right brush. Don't buy a cheap one
II ..,, I. I 1-D get good results. Cheap brushes tend to leave bristles
in the varnish work. You can use a throwaway sponge
brush. In fact, many professionals swear by them.
However, you will need to take care to get all the
bubbles out as you varnish.
Badger hair brushes are reputed to be the very
best brushes, but they are '1 iiii.- hard to obtain
and are expensive. If you look at the tip of the bristles
on a good brush you'll see that they are split, rather like the split ends that your spouse is always
complaining about. This is ideal on -, r-itrI hair brush because it holds the varnish better and
provides a softer tip. On a synthetic .*, I Ii, ends are solid, and if the bristles are stiff, they tend to
leave lines in the varnish.
The idea with a good brush is to be able to carry a load of varnish to the job without dripping
most of it on the way. Once the varnish is applied, the varnish should be"tipped out"to get it smooth
and to eliminate bubbles. With a brush with a soft tip, this is relatively easy.
Keep your varnish brush for varnish only, and don't use a brush that has already been used for
paint. It may leave paint streaks in the varnish. Clean a varnish brush carefully after using it. The
better you clean it the longer it will last. When cleaning, use the solvent recommended by the
varnish manufacturer, not paint thinner which might leave residue in the brush. Make sure you get
well down into the bristles of the brush and then dry it carefully. Store your brush either hanging
bristles down or wrapped in a rag to keep the bristles all facing the same direction.
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BY CAROL M. BAREU1ll' I
PHOTOS BY DEAN BAi Ill
s eP .1 111four to l 1 He the aw 11a1 1h111i I. s 1 11 IId
my ,I i ,i I i I -, i1, n1i brought,, aoW e d ,
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SBarrows, plan's father. "I remember racing aboard my
Sa lII II th ,, IIb, ,'s 61 foot sailboat when I was about three
to four years old. He passed away when I was 13 and
my ii I. .Un yi, bought a 36 footer We raced that
and I continued tosail all i.t t ," ss S A college' f
It was in ..i I that Shep met Jean Barrows,
lan's mother After ii ,,,..ii and marriage, the two
sailed to the Caribbean where they lived aboard their 32 foot .11 .... Restless, for five years.
The Barrows moved ashore a few years before their son Thomas, now age 20 and captain of the Yale
University ,iii, I Team, was born.
"We sold Restless six months prior to Hurricane Hugo, so we lucked out there,' says Shep. A few
years later, Shep partnered in the purchase of a J/29 and actively raced out of the St.Thomas Yacht Club
(STYC) until Hurricane Marilyn in 1995 effectively wiped out the J/29 fleet.
"I brought Thomas out with us on the J/29 when he turned six," says Shep."We'd go over to St. Croix
and the BVIs to race. After a race, we'd let Thomas steer on the way back in Thomas started ,III I
lessons at age eight and raced Optimists until he grew too big for the boat at age 14. It was during these
years that lan would tag along and watch his brother sail.
"If it wasn't for my brother, I probably wouldn't have started ,1I.ii He really encouraged me,' says
lan, who started Optimist niii I at the even younger age of five.
Shep served as the STYCs director of junior ,III I in 1997 and started two annual regattas, one in
honor of Martin Luther ,I i. birthday in January and the other held over Columbus Day in October "In
addition to lessons, we needed to have more going on for the kids,"Shep says.
It was in these small club races that lan got his start at age eight, moving on to larger local races
such as the Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta where he has achieved a top five fleet finish each
year he has raced.
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i. 'Resano.This instruction, combined with plan's
natural talent, led to stratospheric results.
For example, he was the first Virgin Islands'
Optimist sailor to break into the top 100 at
a World's level competition, i1i I1ii.ii 61st
out of 228 sailors at the 2006 Optimist World
Championships in Uruguay. This feat he would
beat the .lii. I year in Sardinia, where he
finished 12th out of 251 competitors at the
2007 Optimist World Championships. Most
recently, lan won the Optimist South American
Championships in March in Peru, again a
spectacular and unprecedented finish by the
Virgin Islands junior sailor.
"lan is really athletic. He a top soccer player
and he's comfortable on the water," says Shep.
"We made sure when he was little that he didn't
have any bad experiences. We kept it fun so he
wouldn't get scared'
What is the secret to plan's success?"The tougher
the regatta the better,"says Shep."He concentrates
more that way. He'd really like to one day beat
his brother." _@
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 37
COUNTDOWN TO BEIJING
Two Caribbean Sailors
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
When the Summer Olympic Games kick off August 8, sporting enthusiasts from around the
world will focus their attention on Beijing, China. In tandem with this event, the Olympic
Youth Camp offers an intercultural experience to 16- to 18-year-olds to not only experience
the spirit of the Games first hand, but also to expand their knowledge and appreciation
for the world's diverse cultures while sharing and rejoicing in their own experiences.
In the run up to this year's Olympics, the ii., 1 I Organizing Committee of
the Olympic Games (BOCOG) allocated every National Olympic Committee
two spots, for one male and one female to attend the Olympic Youth Camp.
Two Caribbean sailors, the U.S. Virgin Islands'Sydney Jones and British Virgin
Islands'Alec Anderson, will be among the lucky delegates to experience this
all-expenses paid camp.
"The BVI Olympic Committee selects its participants from any sport based
on their assessments of your Olympic potential and I was chosen as the male
and to represent ,iii,. i" says Anderson, who has his sights set on hiII.I
Lasers in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
I 1. I ,. I this camp, says Anderson,"Will provide me with the experience
to see the Olympic processes and see the hiiI. i events, and that will be
incredible. I also get to visit China and meet other youth camp participants"
It's the mind- i ,.ii ,,. i aspect of travel that Sydney Jones, a talented
Laser Radial sailor, looks forward to. "I've been to Europe, but never China. I'm
looking forward to the culture, the people and the food. I don't know what
to expect and am keeping my mind open to i i kii.- i"
teenagers. For the first time in the
history of the Olympic Youth Camp, 50
representatives with disabilities will be
invited to also participate.
This edition of Olympic Youth Camp will be themed harmony,
inclusiveness, identification, experience and creativity. Through the camp,
organizers will provide an opportunity for the world's youth to study
the Olympic spirit, experience sport and cultural charm and promote
,ii,. I. 1 ,. i,,. I and friendship, thus widely i, i,,. i the Olym pic spirit
and advoc ,III.I the ideal of world peace, human development and
The theme slogan of "Youth Creates the Future of the World"
underscores the camp and underlines the impact of young peoples
innovative spirit on a better world in the future.
The .-ii".li Olympic Games' youth camp program will follow
international practices while ii i ., 1,. Chinese characteristics. Camp
members will attend the Games' Opening and Closing Ceremonies and
sports events, and some of them will be selected to take part in Olympic
Torch Relay as well as visit the Olympic' ill I
A major component of the program is to learn il ..,.ill experience
Chinese history and culture. Aside from sightseeing activities and visits to be
arranged by the organizing committee, campers will have an opportunity
to participate in workshops on traditional Chinese culture, 1i I, 1. I I martial
art, c iiiI 11i 1 .1, folk arts and crafts and Chinese children's games.
At the camps conclusion, Anderson says, "I think I will have a better
,1 I I 11, ,. i of how the Olympics work, and as I hope to attend them
one day, benefit me entirely!" -i
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and
38 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2008
COUNTDOWN TO BEIJING
YOU'RE GOING TO THE OLYMPICS!
BY YNN FIT PATRICK
BY IYNN FIT7PATRICK
You're from Barbados and just graduated from high school.
You decide to"take it easy for the summer" by taking a job
for a month as a ,iii, i instructor in Bermuda. Sounds
pretty good, eh? It gets better. You'll be I iii, i a well
respected international ,iI i coach and training part time
It gets better. You turn 18 and catch a ii. 1iii to Bermuda
and as soon as the plane hits the tarmac, one of your best
friends calls and says "CONGRATULATIONS!!!" He doesn't say,
"Happy Birthday!" he says "CONGRATULATIONS!"
"Oh, you don't know? You should call your father, right
Flabbergasted, 18-year old Gregory Douglas called
home. The news he received has not only made his father
and family happy, it has 1 i11i i I an entire country.
Greg Douglas is going to the Olympics. The 18-year
old did not sail in the first Olympic qualifier, the 2007 ISAF
iii, i World Championships, and was 19th in the Laser Youth Worlds in ii i i. Ontario, Canada last
year During the 2007-08 Christmas break, Douglas flew to Australia to compete in the 2008 Laser World
When asked about how well he did at the 2008 Laser World Championships, Douglas said, "I don't
know. Bad. I was in the bronze fleet.'
Greg never expected that he would ever get an invitation to the Olympics, at least not a little over a
month before the Opening Ceremonies.
"I'm excited, but I'm
said the young adult who
is likely to be the youngest
sailor in the Olympics and one
LCrOf of only two Caribbean basin
sailors to earn the distinction
of being among 400 sailors
SCV E NI in the world to qualify for the
q| 2008 Olympics in iiii, i
"It has all come on so
quickly, I don't know what
I'm doing,"' said the 6'3', 182
pound sailor. "My father is
,illI -i out all of the forms.
I .,,liis won the My commitment here ends
-_',,,- il i.dian Laser at the end of July, so I guess
~.ii Nationals I'll go home and then go
When asked if anyone in his family was going to
go to ( ,ii -. I .. China (the Olympic iii, I venue),
Douglas said, "I don't know. I think my mom is
going to go to the Optimist North Americans with
Three days after i... Ih,. I in Bermuda, Douglas
was still shell shocked. HislifedcI ii. I. i ....I iIl
from the time it took to fly from Barbados to
Bermuda and it will change in more ways than he
can ever imagine every day this summer.
While he, his family and Barbados prepare
for his Olympic appearance, Douglas will be in
the company of Luis Chiapparro, the coach who
suggested that he apply for a wild card spot.
Chiapparo said of Douglas, "He's good and he is
always very calm. This experience will put him in
really good shape for future Olympics. I have no
doubt that he will qualify on his own, without the
wildcard berth, in the future.'
CONGRATULATIONS, GREG! !-
Lynn Fitzpatrick's articles on sailing appear regularly in
international publications including AARP The Magazine
and Cruising World. She has been a highly competitive
Snipe sailor and is the 2008 Sports Information Specialist
for sailing at the 2008 Olympics.
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 39
SAIJ GilUIP I-II.
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I'm currently anchored off Johor Baharu at the very southern tip of Malaysia.
Actually, we're lying in an amazingly .. 11.,1 I river which separates 1. .ll I
Malaysia from the commerce-crazed greed-heads of Singapore.
JB is a fairly large, modern, expressway-choked city of b I11 ....ii i. -I.
people. However, everyone is very 11 iI.II, Even the taxi drivers are nice.
There is no crime. The officials at Customs and ,,,,,ii. iii ..11 are cool:
"Welcome, and if you want to stay longer than three months... come back
and see us... to fill out a different forum!"was about it.
Even the bums are polite here. We tied up at a squatter's camp-and were
treated like royalty by Paco and his crew of 1 ii11i I. Koran-hugging hobos.
Things are cheap. My wife Carolyn and I go out to breakfast for one dollar
US... that's for both of us. ("Sugar daddy! Sugar daddy!" she screams with
, I ih. I i as I make a grand show of paying the bill.)
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Now, to be honest, I was never much on'being respectful of your elders'
until I was one.
Now I find it nice.
To pretend otherwise would be hypocritical.
No, I certainly don't agree with the way they treat women. In fact, I
strongly disapprove. However, that doesn't mean that I don't understand and
empathize with a Muslim father Iin i me he doesn't want his daughter to
be Britney Spears.
Can I find more bad stuff to say about Malaysia? Oh, sure. Plenty. After all,
I'm a journalist, remember? C. ii IIi, speaking, hygiene is poor. Restaurants
are filthy. To walk down the street is to physically assault one's nose: from
dead animals to open sewer pipes... this place 1I1 I i, reeks, stinks and is a
vomit-inducing olfactory insult to all mankind.
All of which is sort of charming... in a quaintly-putrid sort of'...is my
I mean, Malaysia ain't exactly the Switzerland of SE Asia.
They don't call it the Turd World for r ..i i I .1
The toilets are the worst.They don't use toilet paper Instead they use their
left hand... and some stagnant, germ-infested water to -h I |.1, .II i splash
themselves with. Ugh!
40 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2008
This means that the average 'washroom' in Malaysia has never been...
washed,thatis... and is a damp, stained messof' ~ I.. '. I lumpy-brown...
all in all, enough to gag even the stoutest of head-scarf wearing sewer rats.
Now... in order to enjoy what I'm about to tell you next... you have to
forget what I just told you. (Yes, life's an intellectual bitch, eh?)
The food in Asia is the best in the world. I know, I know... that's entirely
subjective. But I came to Asia as an American meat-and-potatoes man and
I'm now a confirmed rice-and-veggies dude.'tank u veeery veeery much!'
Living in Asia shows you what ..,,.i i1,ii, efficient machines we
human-beings really are: the head carrier who runs all day with a large pile
of cinderblocks on his head and his rickshaw driver counterpart who trots
up-hill with his cart filled with towering cement sacks... all eat the same
handful of rice-and-what'shandy three times a day.
Food stalls are everywhere. My favorite is a plate of chicken-kebabs...
almost a meal itself for less than a buck. Fresh fruits abound... for pennies.
Seafood comes from the i i i boat to your plate... without leaving your
Halal chicken is especially good. It is .Ill, 111 'killed with a sharp knife'
-.. ii, i to ancient traditions... yes, veery, veeery tasty... if served from a
Food isn'tjust food here... it is II. I'.. i culture and love. Food is... almost
sexual in Asia.
There was a recent newspaper survey in which people were asked, "If
today were the last day of your life, what would you do?"
Many Westerners said'rob a bank'or'have sex with a movie star...'or'get
drunk'while ALL the Thais questioned said they'd have an elaborate feast
with their family... and then happily went on to I'iii i, 1 list the separate
dishes and their individual sauces and their careful, precise preparation.
Yes, Asia is completely food-crazed.
...and, amazingly, most of it is good for you!
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They believe in fresh-fresh-fresh. (Don't tell the SPCA but some vendors in
the early morning fish markets fillet their fish alive... and fold them open to
display their still- i I,. i hearts)!
Yes, Asia isn't like NewYork, Chicago or LA. And they don't want to be. Actually,
it's more amazing than that... the rest of the world barely exists for them.
No, I don't like the music... even the best of which seems like an ice-pick
in the ear.
C. 1 11, i1, making, Asians are fairly honest. They seldom steal. However,
ci, ,,.i l is i... .I. Ci, 111, 1 isn't really ci IIII it is considered more of
an intellectual joust... and if you're dumb enough to believe i, i Ii. i they
say, well, shame on you.
Yes, I'm often charged a skin-tax. I don't like it but I occasionally am forced
to pay it.
i. 1111 I is a given. I've had store-owners accuse me of extreme sadistic
cruelty... and state that I'm robbing the very food from the mouths of their
starving babies... but once a bargain is struck... they talk with me, they joke
with me, they welcome me into their homes and treat me like the honored
guest I am.
In some Asian countries, the word for 'hello' translates 11 1 ii, to, "...
would you like some rice?"
Time doesn't mean much here. They're i il, unaware of the hourly
wage concept. I purchased a very nice 1I.i ii. i bicycle for my wife Carolyn for
$30 and then I' II, brought it back to the place where I purchased it...
to have various i ,i .1 ;,I i11 1, changed, etc. Then it got a flat tire. Months
later she decided she wanted a different style of brakes and also wanted to
change the gear ratio... each time, the -.i. i'i iii i il I I ,' who sold the
bike to us refused all payment for his services, saying, "...you customer and
customer-work is free!"
They are curious. In the South Seas, Africa and the Mideast, many people
aren't curious at all about foreign visitors-but SE Asians want to know how long
it takes for a sailboat to circumnavigate, how we catch fish, how we sleep, etc.
They are terrible litter bugs: they shed their garbage without a i ., i ii
Ditto, air-, 11ii,' 1'.. Their cities are so ... iiI I that, if the sun pokes ii.. i iiI
the urban haze... it scares'em.
We sailed into India and were wheezing within 72 hours. We stayed sick
(really listless and blah) for the entire three months we were there... and only
slowly recovered the .11. 11. i week after our departure.
Malaysia, in particular, is a 1 11i. i pot: 40 percent Malay, 40 percent
Chinese, 10 percent Indian and the rest a rainbow of cultures.
I particularly enjoy the ii. '...i concepts of the Chinese: a I,, ii in, I
S..f I lin- i i. ini1 1, Confucius and Charlie Chan. Their Gods are mostly
i.. .i. i and much time is spent being tricked by the Gods or
il I to trick the Gods. (Yes, the Gods can be tricked but be
careful, as clumsy trickery usually backfires!)
$ Example: a felonious Stateside friend of mine was
about to be sentenced in Federal court. Thus I went to a
Chinese friend here and explained
a thesituation. Hesaid,"... noproblem!"
and brought me to The Temple of
the Lenient Sentence.
"Here's how you do it,"' he
whispered to me.
"You make a
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the Gods. Be specific. Tell the Gods exactly how
big of an elephant you'll give for exactly what
sentence. BUT DON'T PAY UPFRONT! If you do, the
Gods will take the swag and forget all about their
promise! However, if the Gods do come ii.. i. ii
for you, you MUST make payment or... WOW!
SERIOUS BAD KARMA!"
The bottom line:, 'ii,. I worked out well.
My friend only received three-to-fourand I lugged
such a large, bejeweled elephant to the temple I
could barely carry it. I I hewas, Ili,,l as sin!)
Yes, Malaysia is filled with surprises. Their -
modern .II. iii. I father (picture a combined
Thomas Jefferson and George i .1. ..... is a
fellow named Doctor M. He's still alive. He once
conducted a grand social experiment (referred
to as the New Economic Policy or NEP) to correct
the disparity of income between the wealthy
Chinese and the poor Bumiputras (Malay). He
decided to 'nationally level the playing field'
and to, basically, start over again fairly'
Anyway, Doctor M. did i, I il1.i
humanly possible to make the Malay
and the Chinese have the same amount
of wealth at a specific point in time. He
believed, firmly, that once the Malay was 4
on an equal economic in i that he'd
managed to stay there.
Ten years later the hard-working,
thrifty Chinese had most of the money
once again and the Malay had little
or r.. ,I but some happy-happy ....
memories of free- I. .i i Images from left to iii.r
...how did Doctor M spin this... Hindu Temple in the heart of the city
the complete failure of his life's work A modern knife-edged mosque
and his central core belief?
He didn't."I was wrong," said he glumly.
Are there dark clouds on the horizon for Malaysia? Sure. The more the
secular West pushes them away, the more they are forced into the arms of
their own ii. ii... fundamentalists.
i i l,, Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur aspires to be an Islamic Big
Apple-but it is iii. I increasingly isolated from the rest of the First World.
But in many ways Malaysia is currently heaven-on-earth for the cruising
yachtsman. It is cheap, safe and II i1, Anchoring is completely unregulated
and there are numerous modern marinas (sans the high prices) every few
miles along its western coast.
We anchored off one fancy resort/marina in lovely lazy Lamut-and paid one
dollar (per boat, not per person) per day for use of the pool, gym, library, video
room, laundry room... i 'i 111. i the luxurious resort offered but the actual bed!
Even better for the cruising yachtsmen: Malaysia is considered to be
below the hurricane belt. (But so was Grenada, eh?)
,. i iest of all, while Indonesia, the Philippines, Viet Nam and Thailand
I ii 'easing amounts of violent crime and governmental corruption...
i,' I I has neither.
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cruises throughout the world. He is the author of "Chasing the Horizon"by
SAmerican Paradise Publishing, "Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsides" and "The
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Charlie was somewhat taken aback when
four young, single fellas came clumping
aboard the 36'yacht at Nanny Cay for the
start of their week-long sail training course.
He'd been told it was a family of three!
After all the usual .i1 iin. they untied and
departed. During the introductions Charlie
found that his 'crew' was reluctant to i i I i .
their occupations. It turned out they were all
young army officers from Fort Bragg and had
just returned from a deployment in Iraq. It
was then that Charlie decided to change his
normal itinerary to take in the wildest party
spots in the BVI. At the Willie T they'd heard
about the 'body shots' but no pretty young
il i .volunteered themselves.Young Captain
Avery volunteered himself and lay face up and
horizontal on the bar counter but found that
no one was interested in sucking the juice of a
lime from his sweaty Boxers. Nevertheless it was
a hilarious evening.
At Quito's on Saturday night the band didn't
show up so after a couple of drinks the fearless
foursome grabbed up some decorative inflatable
instruments that were hanging on the wall,
headed for the stage and made their own band.
Their karaoke effort earned them several rounds
Foxy's was a night to remember These guys
were always first onto the dance floor Devoid of
inhibitions they grabbed up the nearest ladies and
danced like there was no tomorrow. You just had
to love 'em.
At the Last Resort, Al, the singing chef, made
the mistake of asking the audience if there was
a drummer out there who might help them
out since their drummer hadn't turned up. First
Lieutenant Perry was on the stage in a flash
but had never touched a drum kit in his life.
After a drum roll and a short solo someone
switched off his mic, but still he continued...
to a Im. ini.I ovation at the end (by his
Every day the course continued and the
guys never seemed to suffer any ill effects
from hangovers or lack of sleep. The boat was
kept tidy, chores were done and the tests were
completed and passed.
During break times and lunch hours the
subject of Iraq was sometimes broached and
it was Captain Rich who came up with some
words of wisdom, "If the Iraqis were provided
with a few thousand cases of beer, some good
Scotch and a bevy of good-looking dancing
girls they'd have '. ii, i to live for, then
they might stop blowing themselves up.
Now that's food .I -1 1 ..,i. !ii ~1
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S i StIr.TNGI H S I OR 1
YOU NEVER KNOW who you are going to bump into at a
i 1 iii I i. 11 hat a joy it was to be able to spend time with
ii i ii .....' most legendary modern day sailor, Sir Durward
SI I liing the 2008 Star World Championships in Miami.
11 iii ard Knowles exudes class, dedication and
I ii ,Commodore of the International Star Class Yacht
.i nationn for twenty-five years, member for seventy
I i 11. 1,. I by Queen Elizabeth II, one of four sailors to
share the record of having an Olympic career that spanned
forty years, and a philanthropist dedicated to ii. Iii.i the
unfortunate in his native island country, the Bahamas, he has
a lot to share with all who come in contact with him. At 90,
his fund raising acumen has out-survived his ability to steer
a Star around a race course. While i iii. I Miami, the elder
statesmen provided some of these insights to a successful
career, ,ili. i or otherwise.
Born in Nassau to a seafaring father, Knowles was destined
to spend his life on the water. The shallows and reefs of the
Bahamas invite shipwrecks and, at the age of nine, Knowles
and his young friends came upon a il ... i that had been
washed up on the beach. Longing for his first boat, the
ingenious Knowles hatched a plan to put the boat back into
working order and claim it as his own.
Knowles'band did not have money, but fortunately they
had Knowles as a leader I would never call Sir Durward
Knowles duplicitous, but shrewd and crafty come to mind.
Knowles concocted a ruse to outwit other Bahamians who
had no way to access the water on their own. He suggested
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Sailing's Knight of
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BY LYNN FITZPATRICK
acquired by an act of God,"Church". The Bahamians were a faithful lot and would do i, i ..... I
to support their church. Using the generic name, the boys sold tickets take to 11in i111'.
believers of numerous denominations to go ,ii ii i on Church. When asked about how much
money he raised with Church, Knowles said,"enough to put an engine in it' Not bad for his
first fund-raising effort.
Knowles attended his first international regatta in Cuba and his first Star World
Championship in 1947 in Los Angeles. L ..i 1 i play a big part in 11 1i. h i major ,iiI. i
events in this day and age, but can you imagine iii,.i i a Star boat from Nassau to Havana
or Miami? That's what Knowles and his crews did so that they could represent their isolated
nation in international competition. The unknown and .. 1 il, 1',. I financed Knowles'
reward for his sail to Miami i' .11. I by an eight-day drive across county to LA) was a victory
in the 1947 Star World Championship.
Knowles and Sloane Farrington returned to their 30,000 compatriots as heroes. It didn't
take long for Knowles to parlay the fame into private sponsorship and public support for
him and Farrington to attend the 1948 London Games. Not only that, he cemented II I. 1. I
relationships that were instrumental in developing marinas and ports that have proven vital
to the |i. I Iil of his country's economy.
As the Bahamas' first sports hero, Knowles was a sports personality that transcended
racial barriers I, .. .i.. i.i 'i1 the islands. His acceptance as a model sportsman made it easier
for him to generate support for his iiii I campaigns. After returning from the ' 11.. 111,
Olympics in 1956 with the Bahamas'first Olympic Medal, he found it all that much easier to
raise sponsorship. As he explained, "we were ii .i 1. .I, 11,11. i and the money wasn't
wasted'" When he took issue with the way blacks were being treated in the Bahamas, he
gained all that much more support from the disenfranchised community.
Knowles has been a champion of the I il .i i. .I particularly the disabled. He
has "never had any difficulty raising support" for the Bahamas Association for
thn Ph cirailly Disabled, a program which has supplied well over 1,000
I1 Ichairs to those in need. Sir Durward gleamed with pride when
Ie reported on the recent delivery of another 200 wheelchairs.
The longest serving executive of the Bahamas Olympic
Asso(,i I,.. i I i..- I I II 1 1 II, garnering sponsorship
for Olympic ,iihi. I campaigns is entirely different than it
used to be. "Many of the Europeans are sponsored by their
countries and don't need sponsors, while others need help
from their lim.i ( -i.111 i i. i, It's much harder than it
used to be,' he admitted. Somehow, it seems that Knowles'
talent, smarts, endurance and conviction would be more
than an adequate foundation for a good campaign of any
sort in this day and age. &
Lynn Fitzpatrick's articles have appeared in international
publications including Cruising World and Sailing magazines.
She is the 2008 Sports Information Specialist for sailing at the
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one simple long distance course each day.To be able to race on this class you
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The conditions were perfect all weekend with eight to 12 knots of winds
and two to four foot waves. All classes raced challenging courses around
temporary buoys, except the -*iii i. who raced long distances scenic
courses around permanent buoys.
There was plenty of action both on and off the water all weekend to keep
everyone happy, even the non-sailors.
Club Nautico de Fajardo and its board of directors thank the sailors,
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event a success. For more information: www.clubnauticofajardo.com. I&
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2nd Alexandra Ramirez
3rd Maricela Rodriguez
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worthwhile activities. Kids just wanna have fun.
These two goals definitely converge when it
comes to iiI in A Alt Sea asked several of the
re .il i 11.ii 96 kids from 14 countries c. -i n q i I in
the June 20-22 Scotiabank International Optimist 11i ,I
hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, just why they liked
i, ,. i Their answers are both ordinary and extraordinary.
"Going fast, especially downwind. That's what I like best.
You can just chill and not really have to do ii, li ....." says
I .i. Inas' C'Quan DeQuental, who has only been iiiI,.I
I m i i months .
I I Brewster, who's sailed out of the Barbados Yacht Club
I i. II. past two years says, "I like being on the water; the
I .1 atmosphere of the wind and waves. And, the fact that
I ) >ntrol of my own boat:
ii. 11 .. Kenny Richardson agrees and adds,"My familyand
I ... the families on, i. 1, iii i sail local boats. They're big and
1,. I /often bosses the skipperaround. I like Optimist iiiii ,
c,.I. i there's nocrewand no one bosses me around"'
Abigail Affoo, from Trinidad, was one of the youngest and
smallest sailors of the regatta. Her trip to St. Thomas marked
the first time she sailed outside her home island waters."I like
the e 11 .Il I "she says.
Fellow countryman, Derek Poon Tip, likes competition.
"I really like ( .. -iq. I I It's fun when I can beat someone:
There's not much wind where Marie Jose Cucalon lives
in Ecuador. i ii. i to many destinations has offered her
practice in windy conditions, experience that underscored
why she won this Caribbean ,iI. i Association-sanctioned
regatta and earned the title 2008 Caribbean Optimist
Champion. "I like to travel. ,iI. i has taken me all over the
world and now I have friends all over the world'
Kelly-Ann, 11. 1..1 11 from Trinidad, also likes the I, ii I
aspect to iiII. i "It's fun," she says. "I've been to Tobago,
Bequia, Martinique and now St. Thomas all ii. .,l. iiim. i"
Donte Hodge will be headed with his team from the
Royal British Virgin Islands'Yacht Club to Curacao, and, he
says, "It's i ii. i and i 11 i new people that I like best
about iiii. I"
The Dominican Republic's Sebastian Bros enjoys the fact
he's gotten to meet so many people from all over the world
and sail in every kind ofcondition."I like 1 Ii, I new people
when I go to international regattas. I've been to Sardinia,
Uruguay, Puerto Rico and Mexico and next to Curacao and
Turkey.The i ii. I has also let me experience almost every
condition, great big winds, ii'I. ii winds and almost no
winds. I like all conditions now."
Friends are an important part of why Puerto Rico's Victor
Rodriguez sails. Rodriguez won the i i,. beginner Green
Fleet on a near tiebreaker over his good friend. He says, "It
was really tight between me and my friend Jorge (Gonzalez)
to win. I felt bad for him when I beat him and I was happy for
him when he did well. It's hard to see your friend lose, even
if you're winning'
Rhone Fu,. II ,, from St. Maarten, likes ,iii, i because it's
"natural. There's no motor. It's just the wind and what you do
to make the boat go.'
The BVI's Jonathan Woods, who has ..II.. .I in his
families'and brothers'wake when it comes to iiI,. I agrees.
1111i I helps the environment. You're on your own power,
there's no power from a motor."
,iiih. I is more than a sport; it's therapeutic for Puerto Rico's
Ivan Aponte. "It clears my mind," he says."If I have a bad day at
school or a problem, I just go out and sail. I feel better and the
problem goes away by the time I reach back to shore'
If you're I i. I on an island, concludes St.Thomas'Addison
Hackstaff,"there's no better sport than iiim1." -
Red Fleet & Top Overall Winners, I to r: lan Barrows (St. Thomas),
Ivan Aponte (Puerto Rico), Maria Jose Cucalon (Ecuador),
Jordi Hernandez (SDain) and Florian Trittel (SDain) M M
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Larry says that since many of the same careers, jobs and vocations are
also found in the marine, hospitality and tourist industries, the Department
of Tourism collaborated with MAG in this educational/fun trip where 45
students and their chaperones traveled on MV Limnos Vto Virgin Gorda.
"In addition to the fun they had at The Baths, the students learned about
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The program does not completely segregate special needs from non-special needs students,
but rather integrates all students into able-bodied courses where possible. This makes for a
previously unusual sight, which today is perfectly'normal'to both the primary and secondary
students that attend the BVIWSC.
i. iii Bramble says,"The Principal and Sailability students alike really don't think of it as a
'big deal'The approach to each lesson is exactly the same as all the other groups that learn to
sail, swim, kayak or handle powerboats at the Center Safe, structured, hands-on sessions that
are fun are what works. The achievements and rewards are just as important to a ( 1 11 iI I I
student as they are to one who is able-bodied!'
The best part is watching 'ordinary' teenagers have to delve into their 1... 11m ii'.. to
Siii out a way of ..I, I, I I on the water with a sailor who cannot hear or speak,
but in some cases can handle a boat better
than they can.
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how to apply the racing rules of iII.I'
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-. and moving toy boats around the floor
are all valuable methods, but they didn't
work. However, a team of young racing
sailors, a large space ashore and two lasers
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SIm- demonstration did work!"
The BVI program has created a general
awareness within the local community.
Case in point, at the beginning of 2008, two 16-year-old
local boys were selected as candidates for a pilot Sailability
i..iii Bramble explains, "Approved by the BVI
Government, these boys with physical and intellectual
disabilities attend their schools just three days a week now
and spend another three days divided between the BVIWSC
and Horizon Yacht Charters. A work experience program at
the major charter company in Nanny Cay complements the
development of personal iiI I and powerboat techniques
along with learning how to help beginners at the BVIWSC.
Here the apprentices are working alongside experienced
riggers and maintenance staff, learning the commercial side
of the y,, i,1 11 i industry'
The aim of the pilot scheme is to ensure that by June 2009
the boys will be valuable employees of any marine-based firm
and that others will be illI. I to follow in their wake.
Steps have been taken to bring other sports up to the
standards of iil.ii1 among the special needs people of
"The'Special Olympics BVI'will begin .i 'i 1 I individuals
with intellectual cI ii,1 i,. access to activities and social
opportunities that Sailability has made available -i,. .i.i
water sports," says .ii. ii Bramble. "Not one Caribbean
country entered a sailor in last year's Special Olympics
Summer Games in China.The BVI will change that in 2011 in
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In the Grenadines at the Carenage in Georgetown there was always a hive of activity involving
locally-built wooden boats, many iii. I right up to the .Iill 1, I The Friendship Rose, a Bequia built
schooner, would carry freight and passengers from St Vincent to Bequia. In Roseau, Dominica, inter
island craft would load mangoes and bananas for sale at the water front in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
and Christiansted, St Croix. Today that part of island life has largely disappeared.
Thus it was a real pleasure to attend a slide show and book signing ceremony at Aragorn's Craft
Centre in Trellis Bay, Tortola, explaining and .n iiii. iiiii. i the resurgence in wooden boat '111i i,. i on
the island of Carriacou in the Grenadines, once the predominant centre for construction of ,ii i i work
boats in the eastern Caribbean.
Alexis Andrews, a professional photographer, has chronicled this vanishing breed of liiI. I craft over
the last eleven years. His voyage of discovery began in 1997 when he resurrected a wooden sloop raised
from the depths of Falmouth Harbour, ii i I and sailed her back to her birthplace at'Windward'in
Carriacou. During the next decade, with camera in hand, Andrews recorded the unique boat., 1'i. iI I. i
methods and techniques, the lifestyles of I iii. I and racing, and the culture of these seafaring folk.
His interest became so fired up that in 2003 he got .. Ii 1 with the Enoe family of boat builders in
Carriacou and commissioned the boat of his dreams. With their traditional skills and simple tools, and a
ll 1. i with a tradition of involvement, a fine Carriacou sloop emerged. Genesis was launched in 2005.
When the project began, a decade had passed since a boat had been built in Windward and the local
workboats had been depleted by neglect, tropical storms and hurricanes. Alexis'aspiration breathed
new life into a community of ir. i tradition and vanishing ways.
Andrews'two books, photographic essays, are wonderful portraits of a vanishing way of life. The first
book is a general depiction of island life where the., 111i. i, I and liiI,. I Of engineless workboats is the
i. ,,ii iil theme. Not many years ago the boats would race to the I I I grounds or race to the market
to be first -first meant more fish and a better sale.
Then there was a time when 1,,,.1 iii i was key
and boats had to be fast enough to escape the
revenue cutter Speed was of the essence and
ii. i 11, rivalry developed into an annual i 1 -
one that becomes more popular every year.
The book, "Vanishing Ways," also shows and
describes a people of diverse backgrounds and
the images capture the life and times of these
island people and their boats. Scottish shipwrights
intermingled with Creole and African people to
produce a community today i.-iii knit by a
maritime heritage -and an anecdote or historical
snippet complements the pictorial essay.
The second book in the package is titled
"Genesis" and subtitled i iIi.imI.i a Traditional
Carriacou Sloop." It involves every aspect of the
project from the half model -there are no plans
or drawings to i 111 .i the wood, .III,.i
hurricanes, searching for a mast in the forests
of Grenada, and finally the launching. Genesis
has now attended four 1.1. ,i I Classics and has
captured every trophy available to her.
The inspiring conclusion of all this is that
Alexis' adventure and successful completion
of his boat has created enormous interest in
traditional wooden boats. There is now a fleet
of island-built wooden boats at every i II. I
Classic Yacht Regatta. The chisels, hammers and
c ill 11 i mallets are ringing again on the beach at
Windward in Carriacou.
In the BVI, a Tortola sloop is taking shape in
Jost van Dyke. Built to a design II I'. II- 1.. iii. I
traditional Tortola sloops, this particular project
is using modern epoxy i, ,ii,.i i and -,. I i .
covered plywood decks, "to avoid the necessity
of regular c ,ii ii.i replacement of rotten
planks, etc. where there are no longer skilled
shipwrights," explains Foxy C ill ... whose
inspiration it was.
In Trellis Bay Aragorn of the Trellis Bay Art
Center has announced that construction of an
island sloop will soon begin there. Aragorn was
the driving force behind the Dominica-built Carib
Canoe, Gli Gli, a traditional craft of the Carib
people and a landmark classic vessel i .... .1 ii ... 11
the islands of the Caribbean.
This revival of wooden boat building in the
Caribbean is an important part of reclaiming a
peoples 1 11 I It may also prove to be the rebirth
of a i l-i. i and -i Ii... i lifestyle. In these days of
spiraling fuel prices and environmental awareness,
the need to harness the wind should elevate the
wooden sailboat to its likfI place. ,
Julian Putley is the author of "The Drinking Man's Guide
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MEASUREMENT SYSTEM A SUCCESS
ARTICLE & PHOTO BY MIKE KIRK
he second largest wooden boat regatta in the Caribbean
continues to grow in boat numbers and measured length.
This reporterwould like to credittheWest EndYachtClub's
well-honed handicapping system as the reason that
boats come from far and wide year after year (actually Puerto Rico,
St Thomas, and St John mostly-but this year from
John Whisett's Classic Staysail
Schooner graces the waters off
Jost van Dyke in the 34th Fc
Wooden Boat Regatta
The system uses the acronym WYSIWYG which stands for "Wooden
Yacht Sailing Index with Yearly Guessing' The results tell the tale. The
first four boats in the single hander race on Saturday were as different
as chalk and cheese-or should it be tar and feathers. First was a 22ft
Chalana sloop .1.. I by a 40 ft Carriacou Sloop-the first to come
off the beach in 10 years-next, a 54 ft veteran Trimaran, chased by a 16
ft Bequia double ender launched only two days before in Cane Garden
Bay after a six year rebuild. These varied examples of the wooden boat
builder's art all finished within 35 minutes of each other over a nearly four
hour course around Sandy Cay and Great Thatch Island.
The WYSIWIG system is two dimensional and could at first be
mistaken for bra size nomenclature. Boats are first put into Types by their
design i i I.., I. i increasing speed potential and i,. I, into Classes by
their ', il1ii (. ll when 1iiI. i Time allowances are given for each of
these parameters to arrive at a corrected time.
Type A: Classic Island Sloops -rigged as sister ships ("SOD's"or sloop
one design) with movable or disposable 11i 1, hiking boards and
will not be disqualified if all the crew that started does not finish.
Type AA: Modern Island Sloops H l i tech rig, can use trapezes and
Type B: Traditional -Gaff rigs, full keel with rudder attached
Type C: Modern -Marconi rig, full keel with rudder attached
Type D: Fin Keels -Boats with rudders not attached to their keels
Type E: Multihulls Two or more hulls I.11. 1 tied ... I ii
Rumor at the bar was that Dave West, owner of a Melges 32, was
so impressed with his experience crewing on the Tortola Sloop Youth
Instructor that he may commission a wooden Melges 32. Hearing this,
Commodore and CHO (Chief Handicap Officer) Martin van Houten
commented that this would easily fit into the WYSIWYG system."l think
that would ,1,'ii 11 be a Type EE class boat since the letter F is already
taken to represent the FUN-GATTA nature of the event"
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Single Handed Race:
1 DrL on 22ft Island S
WOODEN BOAT (2 RACES OVERALL):
30ft to 40ft Island Sloops
1 Jaguarll 34ftYeyo Medina Islan
Roberto Puerto Rico
30ft to under 40 ft Marconi Rig
30ft to under 40 ft Traditional
1 Penelope 39 ft Schooner-
40ft to 50 ft Traditional (Gaff Rigged)
1 Zing J30 R
3 O'dege Nich
the protest is settled with a number of rum shots as the final measurement.
Results of past committees can be summed up in the phrase, "What You
See Is What You Get" (which is probably where Gates got the acronym in
the first place.)
With visitors well outnumbering the BVI boats, it was a pleasure to see
all three Tortola Sloops racing with dedicated crews. Richard Wooldridge at
the helm of Moonbeam won this special class handily. Could it have been
because he was seen out scrubbing the bottom that morning? or is she just
fast(er)-a relative thing, of course.
The addition of the Classic class (any boat of a design over 30 years old)
meant that most boats sailed both days. Simplification of courses to eliminate
any course marks (like the ones that sank in previous years) was welcomed by
all, avoiding the possible varied eight courses used in earlier years.
2 Ananda 46 ftScho
Jost van Dyke
Over 50ft Multihulls
1 Virqin Fire Gold Coa;
Honoring Foxy's rule that Classics and Woodys sail different courses
Saturday saw the Classics circumnavigating Jost van Dyke in perfect 10-14 knot
winds while the wooden single handers circled Sandy Cay and GreatThatch.
West End Yacht Club (WEYC) rules allowing engines to be run to the start
designed to improve safety-encouraged tightly-packed starts as boats
drove to the line within seconds of one another Diane Lewis and Carol Arens
completed a yeoman's task of allocating the 50 or so prizes and 18 perpetual
trophies. The committee was hard pressed to keep prizes and trophies
moving before the drinking and dancing got serious. -4
Mike Kirk is a retired engineer from the corporate world and long time sailor who loves
sailboat racing of all kinds. He has sailed dinghies in England and the US, and now races
actively on a J120 in the Caribbean circuit. He and his wife Di live in Brewers Bay, Tortola.
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 57
50ft to 60ft Marconi Rig
Under 30ft Island Sloops
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY MIKE KIRK
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If anyone knows more of Wendy's history, Steve would like to hear from them
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find Steve on Sundays and Fridays
playing his guitar and making good music at Elms Beach Bar Cane Garden Bay
Tel No. 284 494-2888. Try the Sunday BBQ.
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RFA (Royal Fleet
Auxiliary) Wave Ruler,
the British Ministry
of Defence's fast fleet
tanker, when she
anchored off Road Bay on 15 June for a
three day visit. This gentle giant has some
impressive statistics: 196.5 metres long,
30.4 metres wide, when full she displaces
31,500 tonnes and has a draught of 13
metres. She has a top speed of 18 knots
and carries 2 30mm AA cannons.
With a complement of 80 civilian i ii
she is in the Caribbean as part .i 1ii 11i
.1 .ii. i ii. .11 to its overseas territories to I .1 ,1 I, i
in case of trouble. She will suppo I i.. Ii
Naval counterpart, the frigate HMS I '
disaster relief efforts, as she did last ye II i.. .11. i
Hurricane Felix, and will take part ,i ..'i i
narcotics patrols, 1.1 -.i ii, I not jusi 11' i i111
but the American, Dutch and French ii ,iii..
f ii. II had the anchor rested in th ,,,. I I. i ,
the volunteer cricket team was leaving. i. 1 111
I, Il Ili team in a 11 11 m atch w ,in I i i i,
sailors -..'11. 11, beaten by the gleeful I. I i ii
score, 93 runs from 20 overs by the sa I.. ,
from eight overs by the i.,lliii i, l I i 11i
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local team ( .i1 iii. 111. I and achieving 240 runs in
their 20 overs in the process.
As Captain Duncan Lamb commented when
he heard the score,"as islands get smaller [that the
ship visits], defeat is the order of the day and the
embarrassment gets .,'i. i '
S "It was a party atmosphere!" said Rollins
Richardson,, I i .ull I rts D I ii' i i 1 I ii II ,
Officer, who arranged the game.
Captain Lamb and his officers attended the
Queen's Birthday Party at Government House and
the Captain made courtesy calls on the Governor,
Chief Minister and Commissioner of Police, and
held a Press Conference at the police station.
Meanwhile, members of the ii,'iil i Fire
Service were being put i,1... .11i their paces by
PO(SE) Terry Hunt and Quartermaster, PO(E) John
Doherty. Visits of this nature are a good source
of extra training for the local brigade and, as Sub
Officer Sheldon Browne noted,"It was i, ii i ,ii ii
We now have a better II,, I i Ih, I of how to
combatfireona vessel' Small groups of II ii. i .
each had a turn at .'iiim. I out fire behind closed
compartment doors, using high pressure hoses.
This was a serious business as one wrong move
would have resulted in the fire -. ,1 ii iI. i the
next compartment and I. i 1i,. i further on the
ship. Fires on vessels present unique (1c ill I i .
which are unlike those on land and thus require
different methods of iim I,. I them out.
The ship hosted a group from the Disaster
Management Committee. Committee member,
Calvin Bartlett said, "It was a learning experience
and we were able to see what type of emergency
and other technical support equipment is stored
on board this vessel.'
Members of oo-,iii i .. ii. Customs and the
Police Marine Unit plotted courses and used
charts with Deck Cadet Officer James .i.
and received an explanation of Replenishment at
Sea (RAS) by Navigator John Manley.
"It requires much coordination between us
and the other ship," he said. "It is planned as to
which course we are going on, how much fuel
they want and which side of the ship to go. We
rendezvous, establish communications and it is
run almost like a play; a series of events. We line
up the ships, turn the ship onto course and make
sure our compasses are in line.
"The other ship waits off our quarter while
we get ready on deck, then we use lights or I i.
to communicate and we tell them when we are
ready. We keep a steady course and speed. Most
small ships accelerate, so they do not get caught
in our pressure waves in the stern, then they pull
back and our rig will line up with their rig. They
then fire a gun line across to us. The end result
is that a jack stay goes down at an angle from us
to them and on that the hose sits in loops. It is
.,iIll I towards the other ship. It goes into a bell
housing into the other ship and we have a probe on ours and as soon as it latches in, the one way valve
opens and we are ready to pump.'
Before leaving, the ship's ....1 ll team, average age in the mid forties, played the, I, iiii i National
Squad in a good natured match, which the visitors lost 12:1. Francois, 'Frank, Sornlouer, Wave Ruler's
Laundryman, joked,"The match was good; they would have thrashed us if they'd played properly!" Guy
St Hilaire, playing Left Back for the I ii ii 1 team, said of the match,'It's a fun i, II. The guys enjoyed
it and iii .., '. ii, it was not much competition, it was an exhibition match'
The ship departed for Montserrat leaving behind many new friends. -J
Captain Lamb (far right) and his officers
with the Chief Minister and Governor George
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BY NICK MARSHALL
21/22 in St Maarten. Over the years, this event has attracted top names from across the region
Robbie Hirst, Chris Rosenberg, Karl James, John Holmberg and continued for 2008 with the
return of St Lucia's Mike Green and Trinidad's Paul Amon. These were the so-called'rock stars',
but neither was seen slugging bare-chested from a bottle of Jack Daniels or defenestrating
hotel TVs. Instead, both buckled down to the business of mastering Simpson Bay Lagoon's
shifting wind conditions under pressure from some excellent local competition.
Each crew would sail a total of nine races over
the two days, switching boats between races at
the Explorer's I.. 1ii11. dock with the kind of slick
precision more normally seen in a Formula One
As race one got underway, it was clear that
the wind was set to play havoc -strong gusts
from the hills making some parts of the course
tremble and splutter, while flat holes opened up in
a succession of crucial spots. FKG drew first blood
with Mike Green IIi iii,. last, and the next six
races saw six winners and three crews 'bookend'
the results table with both first and last finishes.
For Frits Bus, who took three bullets over the
weekend but struggled initially, Saturday was a
',i 1II iI.- experience. "It didn't have so much
to do with good iiim.1" said Bus whose 'Stella
Artois' team finished second i. ll "You could
have a great start and a moment later you're in
last position. It didn't bring out the good iiIII.
skills" Certainly, the close nose-to-transom ,iI,, I
often seen in this regatta was i 1 .1, 1i11 11, blown
away, with the fleet scattered and little hope for
those left adrift.
"When you're close ...i i I at the mark,
all nine boats, there's the skill of iii. ii. i your
spot," added Bus, who revels in the aggressive
brinksmanship at the marks.
On Sunday, the winds returned strong but
steady, illI. -i. i the more experienced sailors
to strut their stuff: Trinidad's Paul Amon posted
a string of top-four finishes, Bus two wins, while
Mike Green and Emma Paull both threatened.
Going into the final race, Amon had effectively
sown up first place, but some six boats were in
contention for second place.
A .i. II,. I to Amon: "The last two races on
Sunday were the most fun because the breeze
S i instant. In one race, we had nine
Sii.... l ilpping going into the first weather
I were on port tack and ended up
I I i II I of Martinique won praise in the final
I II' .. I I airman of the Jury (that never had to
Si 1. I ivid De Vries, for hastily employing his
I rii 'i '.i I I. lift in place of a broken jib halyard
I 1ii IIi i ,. ii i ,. i and seeking redress.This
I II., i f the spirit of the weekend -firm,
hi 1ii ,, Ii.. USS i 1 ,iii
II I i .., teen races overall, the championship
Ii ii i.. i Amon's'Drunken Monkey'team, with
I 11i i Illa Artois' second and Mike Green's
i I II ia'a close third. In the same vein as
S i i i I.)u's quote that c iiih,.I her a 'natural
writer I II i after being a natural heart surgeon,"
those best equipped to deal with the lottery of
flukey wind conditions were those who have
worked hard for years out on the water, and there
was r,.. i ,i I unpredictable about the podium.
Despite a tough weekend, the mood was
i. i I,1. 1 ,ili cheerful at the awards ceremony.
North Sails Area Manager Andrew Dove pledged
c. .I11 111, I support in the future, and there was
a succession of praise for regatta organizers Cary
Byerley and Robbie Ferron who drive this event
forward each year with palpable enthusiasm.
Emma Paull from the BVI picked out the
11 i.riiI, of the 11 1 as its main draw, and
pointed out that the combination of big names
with local talent was what made it attractive. Too
many 'rock stars; said Paull, tended to put the
more mortal crews off
Amon himself was happy with the decision
to come, having nearly been forced to pull out
earlier in the week. "Hard luck to everybody who
didn't come," he said."It's easy to say'I'm (c 111 ii.
It was a struggle to get here but it was definitely
"The event itself is fantastic,' said Bus to round
off the discussion. "The one design racing is the
best there is. All this I1i1. I stuff is...hrumph!"
For full results go to:
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environmental fee and b i, i iI I i i 11 ii..I i ,
permit; during office howl I. I I .. 11,
fee. We provide three ,..i. . .,,, ,
and passenger lists and 1 i i i in, .1 I
anchorages to get a i i I I. 1,,,11 II
changing crew or passe i I I I. 'i Ii
the lists to iii 1 1 11,1,1,l, II
Portsmouth's hourloil I, ii, i i i ,ii,
is, II 1 1, Ed iso n,o ur-i'.ii i I i, 1. I ii
' 1.iiIi coloured wooc n I. I -.. I. I I,
river, *i 1 1il,,I fact and i .11i I i I- ,uAlll,,I
out a cedar flower us i i ,i i- 1 i i I .
and hibiscus plants that flower yellow in
the morning and orange in the afternoon. White-blooming elephant vines tangle amongst huge 300
year old swamp bloodwood trees in', in. I upwards, c, ,iln. I a canopy that almost blocks out the
sky. Massive roots, some 35 feet across, twisted and gnarled, protect the riverbank from erosion before
reaching down into the water; when cut, the bloodwood tree expels a red sap used as a dye. Birds,
butterflies and colourful flowers add to the magic of this beautiful, mystical river.
Further south, the Layou River is fun to explore by iiim.ii, the cli, ll ii ,. being to shoot the
surf from a four-knot current over the ,I. i II We anchor Sea Whisper off Layou ill i 1m. ii, to
'NIw Air service
FLYING INSTEAD OF SAILING? LIAT, the regional
Caribbean airline, has introduced daily non-stop
service between St. Lucia's Herwanorra Airport (UVF)
and Dominica's Canefield Airport (DCF), located on the
western portion of the island, 10 minutes drive from
the capital city of Roseau. The ii. 11, operated by Carib
Aviation (3Q) in a codeshare agreement with LIAT (LI) on
a 19-seat DHC-6Twin Otter aircraft, will allow connections
to and from various long-haul ili.1.1. from the United
11 r 1. I. -., Miami, Atlanta, New York and Toronto.
the river mouth and watch a Ill i
boat charge across the inI. II The
11 ii.ii locals wave us in. Marline
and I hang on; lan and Lionel jump
out of the iin. 11i to guide us. lan
disappears underwater as he steps
in a hole. The illIi 1 wait to catch
us as we race i i. ii l the break and
move us into quieter waters.
In the calm waters of the river,
women wash laundry, men catch fish
by hand, horses graze alongside; it is
so idyllic. We spend the afternoon
lazily II. ii,. i down the river enjoying a
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into translucent waters, I i,. I on the walls in
ii,1111,. patterns. The tall waterfall at the head of
the gorge provides a warm water massage.
We sail south again to Scotts Head Marine
Park where a 250 foot wall drops 1,000 feet into
the sea. Here, Caribs would punish their faithless
wives by i,.1. i,. i them into the deep water.
Now, ( i. I I 1i i i 1 In i and i ii n. i are the
Champagne, a iii 1.. coral-studded bay
nearby is one of our favourite spots to snorkel.
Clouds of bubbles, released from a volcanic vent in
the seabed, rise to tickle our tummies as we swim
over the underwater thermal springs.
This beautiful, unspoiled island of Dominica has
an abundance of fabulous and fun experiences
i11 i i foryou. Enjoy! .
Laurie McDonald wrote a column for a western Canada
health-related magazine before leaving on a three year
journeybysea aboard Sea Whisper. Her travel adventures
are published in Canadian magazines and newspapers.
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T IS 4321 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE SOLENT (A STRETCH OF SEA
SEPARATING THE ISLE OF WIGHT FROM ENGLAND) TO GRENADA IN THE
WEST INDIES. THIS DECEMBER THERE WILL BE A FANTASTIC PARTY ON
GRENADA TO CELEBRATE THE FINISH OF THE FIRST EVER SPICE RACE-A Ct
RACE FOR CLASS 40S AND IRC CRUISING YACHTS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR
A NEW CHALLENGE.
The Spice Race is the brainchild of British
businessman, Tony Lawson, who started his first
business in Grenada in the late 1960s, at age 19.
To this a day he retains strong connections with
the "Spice Island," as Grenada is known for good
reason; cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves are very
much part of the island's economy.
In the 1970's, Lawson returned to the UK and
went on to create a property business which,
when time ll.. I, enabled him to continue
his passion for yacht racing and the Caribbean.
His 44ft race boat Supercilious won ,/1 I. i11 Race
week, he crewed on a winning Transpac yacht
and he has completed several Trans-Atlantics. In
recent years, Lawson became involved with the
Class 40 and purchased Concise, an Akilaria 40.
"The ethos of the class is fantastic,"commented
Lawson."A true offshore race boat that can still be
used for cruising and round the cans racing. The
Class rules keep the boats uncomplicated and
robust, so there is less chance of gear failure and
,iii, I them is relatively i i i11. iI i i i I11
Lawson also believes that while Britain has
been extremely successful in Olympic iiiII.i
youth development for offshore iih. I is still thin
on the ground in the UK.
"The first round theworld racewas won by Robin
Knox Johnston and Britain has a proud heritage in
offshore iiII i from Sir Francis Chichester to Dame
Ellen MacArthur,"' said Lawson. "We should not let
the opening afforded by the Class 40 pass us by.
It's true that the Open 60s are very dominant at the
moment, they get a lot of the offshore iiii i press.
I am not saying that The Spice Race will make the
Class 40 more dominant than the 60s, but it might
just help to raise the profile of the class and in a way
narrow the gap a little"'
The Spice Race, which will start from the
Solent on the 15th of November, is to be hosted
by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club and will
finish in Grenada in December. Tony Lawson
expects about 10 Class 40s to c. .i 1 I l iii i, 1 li
crewed or two-handed and is also iii. I boats
to take part in an IRC division.
"We decided to keep the first Spice Race a
simple affair, to concentrate on the basics and
get them right," explained Lawson. "However, we
very much welcome cruiser/racers as well. I think
the course will be great for Northern European
yachts that might have crossed the Atlantic before
but feel that a full blown race might now be the
order of the day. The route is a far more tactical
than a straight trade wind run and this should be
a quality fleet.
"Competition will be strong especially among
the Class 40's who are now really iii. in their
way. Entry fees will be kept as low as possible.
This is a 'not for profit event'and we are looking
at race sponsorship to assist us here. Individual
yachts will be 11. I sponsors as well." Fordetails:
Information submitted by the Spice Race
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The University of the West
Indies and YSATT (Yacht Services
Association of Trinidad and Tobago)
NEED YOUR HELP
ruisers we need your help! Non-native species or invasive alien
speciesarean increasing threatto marineand coastal environments
and their biodiversity. The potential impact of Marine Invasive
Species on the marine ecosystems and coastal economies is a
relatively new topic, particularly in the Caribbean.
The impacts of invasive species can be i I... 11 ill complex. At the simplest level,
i. ii.i i..''. species in a community may be threatened directly by the proliferation of
predators or competitors.
However, cumulative effects across biological scales can result in complex changes in the
availability of resources (nutrients, i. iii oxygen), the dynamics of competition for resources,
and ecosystem structure and function. This can have a severe impact on the biodiversity of
our islands. Additionally invasive species may out compete local and commercially important
species il ii. I in economic concerns e.g. where a fishery is threatened.
One of these, perna viridis, has already invaded the west coast of Trinidad and Tobago
(Agard et al I -, possibly having been introduced via ballast waters or attached to ships.
The Department of Life Sciences of the University of the West Indies will be assessing the
introduction of non-native species to Trinidad and Tobago via recreational vessels at marinas
The University of the West Indies plans to assess
the introduction of non-native species to T &T via
recreational vehicles at marinas in Chaguaramas
UWI Lecturer Dr. Judith
Gobin and her group of
students plan to study at
least 30 recreational vessels; the data c..l I I will be
analyzed to determine the identification of MIS. Divers will
do photo-quadrant .iil..i.Iii from each vessel's hull and
anchor, and representative faunal samples from each vessel
will also be (..11 I i Samples will also be c..1i I from
nearby iiiI.. i fI.. I docks jetties, etc.
If you wish to be part of this study and assist students, please
contact YSATT before or upon your arrival in Trinidad, either via
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ISLA CUBAGUA -
ISLAND OF PEARLS
I 1 II I I I I I, , I I I , I I I
I uins of Nueva Cadiz
n r-. of the most enjoyable
F..I, l,:J..dp -. ts of cruising is the
.i .)very of '11111,il
.I rted islands, many of
I h have 11,111,, .I
I, I- ries. Venezuela is
filled with such locales
while most cruisers in this
area have been to both
Isla Margarita, one of the
most frequented tourist
destinations in South
America, and Puerto la Cruz, many have never stopped at the
smaller (. Iii 11. I islands. Dave and I regularly make this trip
back and forth, 1, 11 i,. I Mochima National Park; however,
on our last visit we stopped at Isla Cubagua for several days.
Located some 28 miles southeast of Porlamar, Margarita,
this small island ini ,ii resembles both Anegada, BVI, and
1, ,. ll, with the highest knoll being only approximately
We anchored at Ensenada de Charagato, very close to a
wellviewed sunken car ferry which offers great i... 1i lI. I
The ferry went down in the 1970s under very questionable
circumstances and rests today on a sandy slope with her
stern under 45 feet of water Then another weird event
occurred, a salvage tug was sent over from the mainland
and it also sank during the effort to raise the ferry. The two
wrecks are side by side in my opinion the tug is the more
1 ,.i of the two for i l..1 im.i as it is covered with
large II. i pure white coral that looks like Queen
Anne's Lace underwater The water is of a greenish color and
is cold but there is an abundance of fish and the site is great
for i ii I We saw several Trumpet fish, grunts and grouper
with many more exotic species such as beautiful iii. iii. i rays
and a rare sea bass called Vieja by the Venezuelans.
Believe it or not, this small island with its sandy beaches
and arid hills was the first European Settlement in South
America. When Christopher Columbus spotted natives
ii. Ii- i for pearls along the Peninsula de Paria he made a
note of it. Within a few years two adventurers, Pedro Alfonso
Nino and Christobal De LaGuerra were exploring the islands
trying to discover the source of the pearl beds. Soon 92
greedy fortune hunters from Spain showed up and built a
small community, Nueva Cadiz, on the east side of the Cubagua. They immediately enslaved
the Indians, as is true i. .i.. 1. i .1 all of Central and South America, and forced them to
dive for pearls. The true history of Columbus and how cruel he and his men were to the
,,. ii. i 1,... people should really be required in all history books. Hundreds of Indians died
from starvation and the constant whippings they received at the hands of the Spanish. In
one year alone, Cubagua provided Spain with over 830 pound of pearls (just imagine how
many individual pearls this involves) -almost equal to the amount of gold that Spanish
settlers raped from the Incas. Heavy exploitation continued with the pearl beds being totally
eliminated for future i i iii..,
Obviously, the natives were not thrilled over this situation; they banded i... li I in a
group of approximately 300 armed 1 m11 i,. and attacked Nueva Cadiz forcing the Spanish
to retreat. Of course, this made the Spanish more ferocious than ever. Armed with weaponry
from their motherland they killed all of the Indians they could find, rebuilt the town stronger
than before and then built a fort as a form of protection and to secure the water supply.
In 1541, on Christmas Day, nature had her revenge when an earthquake and massive tidal
wave destroyed Nueva Cadiz. Since this time the island has been mostly uninhabited, with
the exception of a few local families and I I ii I camps. One 1i1 I ,. I area is the Research
Station which is part of the University of Venezuela. There are several rangers, boats and
docks there, used for exploration; tourist ferries come over daily from Margarita. The ruins
of this town are still visible today hiii ... ill only the base remains. At midday it is quite
beautiful as the sun shines down on thousands of oyster shells that sparkle in the il I i Ii
light, really - 1 i 111 i to see.
We really enjoyed Cubagua and highly recommend this off beat island to anyone I I I. I
the area. &
VENEZUEKLl I:IIAIl:I4 F1 IIII ^!
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
With a new self-made sailing boat, the Tuesday Evening Sailing Team is ready to go
"Te land,Ter Zee en In de Lucht"is a well known
and very popular game in H. lli.... implying
creativity, courage, cleverness, speed and luck.
The purpose of the game is to be the fastest
going down a slippery slope in a self made boat/
vehicle and ring a bell in the water. In the tropical
Caribbean II,,. I this event is gaining popularity
among tourists and locals every year, i .*i, ,i,,. i
or even surpassing the success of many decades
in HL .11 I .I .
Above: More than 5000
spectators watched the
teams try to be fastest at
reaching the bell
Among the locals, Edwin, Michel, Tijn and Tom
of the famous "Tuesday Evening iiiiIi Team'"
participated in a special variation on a ,ii,, i boat.
They didn't win but had a lot of fun. The winner,
Madelon Boot, beat all other 62 participants by
reaching the bell within four seconds; a new record.
The great family event traditionally was
concluded by a phenomenal fireworks display. The
organizers are looking forward tothefifth anniversary
edition on the first Sunday in June 2009. &
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for dockage. Located outside the hurricane belt in the protected
waters of Spanish Water Ba.. Seru Boca Marina is considered
one of the finest and safest yacht anchorages in the Caribbean.
* The most advanced design on Curacao.
* H-o.i.ling docks engineered in Holland.
* Accommodation for 68 yachts up to 150 ft. / 15 ft. draft.
* Electrical power (127 and 220).
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* Marina staff monitors VHF radio channel 67 and are available
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70 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2008
uracao's third annual dive festival was
held during the last week of May,
with free activities, workshops, films
and lectures, focused on safety and
creativity, and of course iil iii Curacao has
more than 60 identified dive spots 111 i ii 11 i its
coastline with 57 coral species and more than 500
species of fish.
Two very dedicated divers and photographers
of the Wet Digital team, Robbie Ahlgren and David
Eaton came from Round Rock,Texas to present
their lecture, "Curacao, it's Underwaterful!" Eaton
is a professional photographer by training since
the early 1970s, with degrees in ii, ..i...- and
chemistry, and advanced degrees in analytical
chemistry. Robert (Robbie) Ahlgren has over 20
years of iil 1i. i experience, and an inestimable
expertise in videography. His productions have
been featured on the Learning Channel.
Experienced underwater photographer
Marijke Kolenousky gave a workshop about Coral
Spawning in Curacao.
Juan Botero MD, director of the Hyperbaric
Department and wound physician of the St.
Elisabeth hospital in Curacao gave a workshop on
fitness and i ii i
Joel Dovenbarger, representative of Divers
Network Alert (DAN) talked about I i~,1 .... I the
symptoms of decompression illness and provided
"diver first aid tips that could save your dive
vacation" during the festival.
ARTICLES AND PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
Robbie Ahlgren (left) and David Eaton
n June 8, Pro Sail Curacao organized
the second annual Curacao Sunfish
Championships, a ii ii event that
counted many participants of great caliber.
Thirty-one sailors in twenty-seven boats took
part in three one-hour back-to-back races on
It was a titanic struggle. After all, Curacao has
many skilled and experienced Sunfish sailors.
One important competitor, Cor van Aanholt was
absent because of health problems. But he was
i 11 il, represented by his children Ard (14)
and Odile (10) who sailed in the youth double
and so now and then took the wind of the great
Alex Roose, who again delivered the prize
ceremonyin his own and unique way, mentioned
the youngsters' performance as a remarkable
one. Hans van der Gulik took top honors in
the A class, .I.. I by Jurgen Schneider and
the young Michiel van Wickeren. Titleholder
and veteran Niek Kort had to give way to the
younger lads and finished fourth.
The B-class was won by Tony de Haas, and in
the Youth Single Alexandra Siebels sailed best.
Ard and Odile turned out to be unbeatable in the
youth Double and finished first in all three races.
The prize giving ceremony took place on the
premises of sponsor Pro Sail, near the II Ii.. i
restaurant, The Boathouse, at Spanish Waters.
Curacao's annual Budmar CI, I1 i,.i- race for yachts,
which took place for the fourth time on June 15th, is
me /I becoming a beloved tradition. Budget Marine organizes
and escorts the race, and provides lunch and prizes for
the participants. The race takes all day, I 1 I,. I in Spanish
S2 w Waters in the morning, ,. i, t I out to sea in the direction
of Fuik Bay where lunch is served. As an extra dimension,
an anchor start takes place for the second race.
Strong winds and high waves caused blisters and
sweat this year but also provided a tense action that was
missed during the calm Piet Dijk race a few months earlier
when the same competitors met.
The participants on the Demarrage, Marvin, Merlin, and
Chamba li were all youngsters of the"Sea Scouts Mgr. Verriet' They did a tremendous job at sea, however,
the veteran's boat Melody took the overall win.
Chamba II was the best J 24 and third i. ,lII behind the recognizable, always 111. ,II ,. I orange
boat Marvin. 4&
I I I 1 i 1,11 I I II 1 1i .i I I 1
in 1936 in Holland and first used as a transport ship
in the waters of Zeeland, for which she was named.
The name is still the same, but in the year 2008
the iii,. i destination is quite different. The new
owners sailed Zeelandia across the Atlantic to
Curacao where she underwent a huge renovation.
After the transformation, the Zeelandia now is a
live-aboard cruise ship ii i ,. i trips of varying
1i. I i, The owners tend to focus on divers from
the Netherlands, with packages sold in. I.
The Zeelandia has seven double cabins and a
cabin for four, all equipped with private shower
and toilet. Five permanent crewmembers take
care of the r, I,- ii.. ... food and beverage,
accommodations and dive facilities.
The newly introduced ship was seen and
approved by Eugene -i.. I 1 il i, the island
commissioner of tourism, who withstood an
introduction trip on the ii i I I Lady"at rather
rough seas very well.
During the dive cruises Zeelandia will sail within
a few hundred meters from the coast of Curacao.
The owners consider it extremely important that
the ship will bring no damage to the precious coral
reefs around the island. Special buoys, sponsored
by local companies will be placed. _
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 71
1 I I I '. 1 I I l l
HAVING WATCHED FARTOO MANY"SEA HUNT"EPISODES,
Once Walter determined that all my limbs were attached and r, ..il,, I
dreadful had happened to me, he managed to decipher from my hysterical 13
year old babbling that there was an eel on the end of a line attached to a pole
somewhere in the Atlantic. After 1. iII i around a bit, old Waltercame up with
my surf -c I iI. i outfit, the eel still attached. Walter's eyes lit up...dinner!
My next close encounter with an eel came many years later when my
dive buddy, (the same one who had me 11. 1 111i. i into a hole in a reef to see
the Channel Ciii iii i crab in last month's iiii i signaled for me to ease up
under a mammoth mushroom-shaped rock at the base of a wall off Roatan.
No sooner had I made my way under than I was bowled backwards by an
escaping Green Moray whose daytime hidey-hole had been disturbed. My
buddy and I ..I. I along at a distance, up and over the top of the wall
until he found another lair-where we left him in peace.
Shy and mainly nocturnal, there are approximately 200 species of moray
eels Ii. ii .i..11 1 the world's tropical waters and coral reefs, I iI land .' ii I I. I
in depths ranging from a few feet to over 500 feet. Their' i li i. range from
less than a foot to over 15 feet with a i1ii of well over a foot in some of the
largest species. Their coloration and skin patterns vary widely and run the
gamut from the Ribbon eel with its bright blue body and yellow dorsal fin
to the brown and white ,.. .I i dotted Spotted eel. The large Green Moray
only appears to be green; a thick layer of yellow mucus protects his beautiful
turquoise blue skin-and yellow and blue make green.
The Morays' reputation for being vicious and aggressive seems to stem
from their,. I -' 1'iii, gaping jaws. What most do not realize is that they are
not I ii 11 i to attack but merely 111 ii,1 .I ., in. i in water to filter over
their small, roundish i1i located much to the rear of their mouths.
Like all wild animals, Morays will defend themselves if stepped upon
or harassed and yet many, once habituated to divers or swimmers, have
learned to accept iini.i and hanc r iii. i ii i ..i. il this author does
not recommend either since the eels'poor eyesight has led to unintentional
bites. While the bite of a Moray is not venomous as many believe, bites can
lead to severe infection due to the number of deep wounds the teeth can
inflict, teeth that are coated with quite nasty bacteria.
After I made several visits to a secret location I dubbed Eel Rock, often
III. iii. three or four species of Morays in residence at once, the eels
became so accustomed to my presence that it was not out of the ordinary
for one or two to swim back and forth across my body as I lay on the
Their vision is lacking as
is their hearing, however,
their sense of smell is
acute. Their elongated
heads carry two pairs of
nostrils; the forward tube
like i. I,. h.Il. no strils
pl- t h e pon their snouts take in
dt c water to test for scent
while the second set of
nostrils above the eyes provides the exit for the scent tested water The eels'
narrow heads and small eyes make them appear to be a bit cross eyed. The
narrowness of their heads makes it impossible for them to create the .1i Il
pressure required to swallow their food in the same manner as fish or
humans, for that matter
Instead, Moray eels'first, and visible, jaws are filled with long ,. i like
teeth that curve backwards toward their throats; teeth designed for '.. 1i. ii.
prey rather than ripping and tearing. Located in their throat area is a second
set of jaws lined with similar teeth, the pharyngeal jaws. Once the visible set
of jaws snatch a meal, the pharyngeal jaws in the throat extend forward and
pull the prey into the ,iii I system.
The Morays' diet consists of reef fish, other eels, crustaceans, mollusks,
octopus, squid and cuttlefish. While there is some commercial eel fishery,
they are known to carry ciguatera since they feed upon reef fish so, i II.,i
them is not advisable. Other than man, the Morays' main predators are
barracuda, grouper, and other eels.
While grouper will take Morays and vice versa, Swiss scientists studying
fish behavior in the Red Sea unexpe I II, discovered an activity i ..,,. iil
only to occur among humans.. .cooperative ,ii ii, I. i between two species.
Much to their surprise, the scientists watched as a grouper approached
a Giant moray 1111. i in a reef crevice. Fully i iii. i a 'i. ii they were
amazed as they watched the grouper shake its head from side to side, the
eel emerge, and the two swim off -... I'i, in search of prey in crevices too
tight for the grouper to enter. In the December, 2006, issue of Public Library
of Science ,..i... the scientists reported that the groupers and eels actually
took turns i the prey they hunted cooperatively.
One of the scientists who discovered this cross species cooperative 11 I II ,.
Redouan Bshary, a behavioral ecologist with the University of Neuchatel in
Switzerland, summed up their discovery."The most important implication is that
there are still so many surprises to be discovered in coral reefs." How very true.
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NEITHER A BOATING BACKGROUND NOR A
BANK ACCOUNT FULL OF MONEY WHEN HE
STARTED BOATING. HIS FIRST BOAT WAS
A 420 OLYMPIC CLASS PURCHASED WITH
THE PROFIT FROM SELLING HIS MOTORCYCLE.
HE TAUGHT HIMSELF HOW TO USE IT ON
THE WEEKENDS BY CHECKING OUT A LIBRARY
BOOK ON "HOW TO SAIL," THEN, MOVING
UP A NOTCH, HE BOUGHT A 28' HULL, ALBA.
DECIDING TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE, HE MOVED
UP ONCE AGAIN, BUYING ALBAII, A 10.30
METER ALUMINUM HULL, BUILT AND KEPT IN
In 1983, while 1,1 1 i .I I the interior ofAlball,
Serafin met Marisa del Valle, who was not a sailor,
and they married two years later They built AIbal's
interior on weekends, which took about year and a
half with just the basics head, Ill & settee.The
two then sailed to the Canary Islands, transferring
their jobs with the telephone company, where
they spent three years i ii i aboard.
Marisa tells me, "I come from Madrid and had
never even been on a boat. I love adventure so
I decided that it would be fun to sail the world.
The only problem is that I get sea-sick when we
first go out -then I get over it. We worked on the
weekends so that we could take long vacations;
our first long holiday was ,i, i to Gambia, next
i ,liIII.I to the Canaries I had enough
,ii,,. i experience to try cruising. We saved our
money and sailed across the Atlantic to Marie
Galante, Guadeloupe and St. Martin, then directly
on to Cuba. We stayed over a year ,iI i i around
Cuba, and then took off to the Yucatan Peninsula,
Honduras and Guatemala eventually a, iI. I back
The couple then sailed directly to Cartagena,
Columbia, up to the San Bias Islands, on to Panama
and i, ..i ii the Canal.
"By this time we had completely refurbished
the boat. We visited the Galapagos and Easter
Islands where the ri .. i ii compass just went
crazy. E iii,. i for Patagonia, Chile, the wind
vane broke, along with the Autohelm 2000, so
we had to tiller steer for 1,000 miles. It was very
cold and our watches were two -three hours,
which is really no fun. As we always sail and
never use our engine, we used only 20 liters
from Panama to Chile, in the northern part of
the Patagonia Archipelago, where we stopped
"We stayed a year and backpacked ki... ii.
Bolivia & Peru. i. ii. i a heater to the boat, we
sailed all of the southern islands of Chile, which is
really beautiful country. The ii atthevery tip
of South America, is clean and blue with glaciers
everywhere. We sailed around the tip and up the
coast of South America to Brazil and on to Grenada
non-stop. By this time it was 1992.
From Grenada, Serafin and Marisa sailed all of
the Venezuelan islands, and i,.., ii the Panama
Canal once again. They spent eight years ,iI'. i
the Pacific & Indian Oceans, thru the Suez and back
to Spain to work.
"During the next 13 years we worked and we
had our son, Oscar, in 1998. We sold Alballand
bought another hull,, ;, a Van de Stadt
design built in Prague. We left the mast off so
we could motor the western canal systems of
Europe up to Holland where we bought a mast.
We then sailed back to Barcelona and on to the
Canary Islands where we worked. From there,
we sailed to the Caribbean and have been here
"Oscar is now nine so his ii. i- 111 is very
important. As we now both have our pensions,
w hichareinEuros, .1di-1.111 1.1i 1.i .1i 11 1 .ii Ii
soweare im, i n of iiii i to the United States for
h is 1. ... I 1. "
What an 1i1 1 ,,.i and adventuresome
couple -I loved speaking with them; no matter
how you look at cruising, Serafin and Marisa are
champions to the core. _.
Nancy Terrell is a freelance writer who has lived in the
Caribbean for 22 years. She holds an MA Degree in
Literature and is currently cruising on her trawler, Swan
Song, throughout the Caribbean.
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 75
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Marriage in a Storm
""They wanted a
and afterwards we
would sail by the
light of the silvery
moon in a round-
back to port...
It was a
but like many a
good plan, it sank
Lila was stressed. As an important official in
the NEA, she had just been 11. .1 i. i the wringer.
Now she didn't even know whether she'd have
a job when she came back to i ii.. l .... She
had gone to bat in support of artistic freedom
for artists that were receiving federal monies. A
big show which was meant to demonstrate the
cultural benefits of government ,. In I. I backfired
when one of the exhibits, unveiled for the first
time, turned out to be a detailed, lifelike portrayal
of the leather handle of a bull whip stuck halfway
up what in a fish would be called a cloacae. Frisky,
to say the least.
The artist managed to make his name a
household word-or epithet-by betraying the
NEA which had funded him. Money for art is
always a slippery bet, under the best of conditions.
This episode gave conservatives a sand packed
bull pissle with which to I. I the NEA.
She and Rubin decided to get out of DC
for a vacation and to get married. Actually it
wasn't quite so impulsive. For some years, they
had wanted to be ... iI i- but they each was
divorced with teenagers at home who were
upset at the breakup of their family. 111.111.1
a new spouse and instant ii i..i into the
picture would only exacerbate the confusion
and hurt, so Lila and Rubin decided to wait til
the youngest was in c..n i ii,.I now, the
time was come.
They had a wonderful daysail to New Found
Bay on St. John's windward coast. We picked
out the edge of the barrier reef and iii. i I into
the calm beyond it, dropping our sails, then our
anchor in a bowl of water that sparkled just like a
swimming pool. It shimmered with ,iii. ,1i the
turtles came up to breathe with audible gasps, a
pair of boobies soared high above then skimmed
low over the water, I I,. i the blueofthecove
on their pristine white bellies.
In short, it was choice and they decided on the
way back to Coral Bay that New Found would be
the perfect place for their marriage. They wanted
a sunset I. i. i1 and afterwards we would sail
by the i 1ii, of the silvery moon in a roundabout
fashion back to port. They would just like to lie
in each other's arms on the cabin top and gaze
deeply at the moon.
It was a good plan-but like many a good
plan, it sank upon deployment.
The weather looked dubious as we set out.
Once past the headland of Fort i. a steady
gust found us and stripped the petals off the
flowers my wife had tied in the rigging. Blown
petals in the wind were shortly ..I.. .I by
spray. Clouds obscured the sun. Dorothy, in
sotto voce, suggested to me that Hurricane
Hole might be a better destination given the
weather if we didn't want to wind up with a sea
76 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2008
So we altered course, bride and groom, to
head for one of the most protected spots on the
island, or for that matter in the eastern Caribbean.
We eased into a 1, 1. I.:ked cove where the wind
stopped and all about was the verdant green of
mangroves thick and I. 11 i1 i. i on the shore. It
was like being miles up a river.
I had a quarter-bottle of fine rum, expensive
stuff and good-I believe it was Brabancourt 5
star from Haiti. Rubin had a nose for rum, so
we had a prenuptial snifter. Then up on the
foredeck, with the flute clear and melodious,
the couple was married by our local Anne Marie
just round sunset. An honor guard of pelicans
saluted the kiss with their i. ii 1 bunched
splashes-a fulsome sound, crisp feather bombs
in a ragged salvo. A school of brazen mangrove
snappers boiled amongst the mangrove roots.
As the kiss ended, I popped the cork to a bottle
of good champagne and we all had a glass. That
was the good part.
"Lets sail!" said Rubin. "Is the moon up yet?"
"It is overhead," said I dubiously. I looked
overhead to where the moon should be. As I
watched, a black cloud expunged the dim light like
a wet eraser on a (i 1.. 1 I ,.I A low l ni, ii i.i
came from the shrouds as a gust of wind put
the trees ashore into chattering motion. Like it
or not, we had to set sail to get home that night.
We handed out our foul weather gear, stowed
the newlyweds on the cabin top where they sat
entwined, and took off.
The visibility was terrible. The sky was black.
Immediately beyond the i I..ii,.I, the wind
whipped it to the boat; 25 tons of it heeled over
rail in the water then tore across the sea. Another
squall was bearing down on us, one after another
It felt like we were being enveloped by a black
hole. Suddenly the lights of land blinked and
went out, the squall blocking them from view.
We were in complete blackness. Johnson's
Reef was up ahead approaching fast, Turner Point
behind us. The squall moderated and I could spot
land's 'ii- then it was on again, the boat II. I
to punches from the steep seas. We couldn't
come about so we jibed, the boom ih .111 i. I past
over our skulls. That night had the worst weather
of the winter, squalls that beat the boat to her
knees. In the cockpit, I was ,ii I bullets and
I heard the flute player praying out loud. My wife
was steady as a rock, poised to spring at i, iiii I
that needed doing.
Through it all, the couple exclaimed, "Great
iii,. ""I think I see a star,"or,"This water is actually
quite warm,"when the rain pelted down.
As we entered Coral Bay, the worst squall yet
blasted the bowaway 1.. i11 i .1 ,,1-- I ... Dorothy
and our terrific crew immediately dropped the big
Bruce and paid out scope and the good tenacious
sand and mud of Coral Bay saved us ... at last.
and I heard the
out loud. "
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 77
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edro is a multitalented artist who believes in sharing his vision of nature and
the sea wherever he happens to be. In 2007 he cruised from Puerto la Cru;
Venezuela, on an Australian vessel, Barcoo -a 46'custom sloop, i,,... il thi
southern Caribbean, Panama Canal, Galapagos, Marquis, French Polynesia and
Tasmania, via Tahiti, c (.' ii 1 1i1. i to their cultures by (. 1ii im. i elements from
the sea driftwood, rock and coral, which were washed up on the shore.
"On each island I took my iH ,. i, i. and built a sculpture that to me represented the balance
found in the nature of that island. By the end of our trip I could look back and see a balance of
nature's elements as my contribution to the cultures we visited. My theory is that art is inspired
by nature so I use nature as a canvas. I enjoyed i i11i1 i with the native populations and wanted
to show my appreciation for their hospitality by leaving a personal work of art behind"'
Pedro, the youngest of nine children, was born in Caracas where he attended elementary
school. His sister, Mercedes, invited him to live with
her family in Texas and attend the local junior & high
schools. A -'liii ,i, and creative student, he attended
LSU undergraduate school where he majored in
business administration. He also holds a graduate
degree in Environmental Studies from the University
of Oregon. i' I ii. the experience of working and
i 11. I III i the arts in New York City, Pedro worked
in Manhattan so he could study at the New School
for Social Research in photography, ceramics, metal
and stained glass.
He returned to Venezuela in the 1980s and settled
in Los Altos, on the outskirts of Puerto la Cruz, where
he free-lanced for fifteen
years in the art world in
mixed media, sculpture, conceptual art and ceramics. "From 1984
to 2000 I worked mainly with the theme of sea serpents, which
appealed to me because of their symbolism and the way they
appear in ,, li,.iJ... 1,,l..11."i,..1 the world, especially in
the Aztec and Mayan cultures. The lines of the serpent are
feminine and represent life full of energy, movement,
S Ii ii 1 and rebirth.
I was working with sea shells when I became
fascinated by the coil within the shell. I became
interested in the fact that it looked like the serpent so
I started i I. 111ii, 111,i with this shape in ceramics. I soon
discovered that I had to divide the snake into segments in
order to fire it. I have my sea serpents all over the world set
within a natural environment'
Pedro's art, in all of its creative forms, has won many awards
i l. 1. ii .1 i ; native land 1, 1i 1 I ii i the 1 ii...'i. BiA annual
Merida National Art Exhibition, one of the largest in South
America, and the Venezuela National Ceramic Art Exhibition,
three times -each in a different field.
"In 2002 I built a six bedroom Posada in Los
Altos on spectacular land overlooking Mochima
Park on the Venezuelan coast facing the Caribbean
Sea. Here I combined my artistic work with my
architectural designs to create a magic world for
tourists 1 111i. I our area. The name of the lodge
is Alquimia (www.enoriente.com/alquimia) which
refers to alchemy in the medieval era. Different
elements of the architecture are based on the
.i. ,ii of the serpent, which appear in the stairways,
floors, 1 .... 1. i ceramic tiles, etc. this intrigues
I also enjoy carving totem sculptures and have
sold many to private .11 i-.. At the present
time I am involved in a new project with Maria
Esther Galban, ofTai Ceramics in Los Altos, called Four Hands.
Many of my totems are 1i ii .I on that property -they
are abstractions that are geared to the perception of the
viewer My future plans include, ili .li ,. i in formal ~ 1 ii
Having viewed many of Pedro's multi talented projects,
I have no doubt that he will succeed. I 11 ii admire the
fact that he left sculptures in the Pacific -a wonderful
international contribution from a sailor, with a generous
heart, who loves the sea. ;_;
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 79
Pcilli" '-1l.-llll r r
CAR IB :1I &' IRO [ V I 1 II e
BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
Capt. Jan Robinson is author of the Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection.
She holds certificates from the Culinary Institute of America,
The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Available at your local
marine or bookstore or website www.shiptoshorelNC.com or email
CapJan@aol.com or call 1-800-338-6072. Mention All At Sea to
receive your special discount.
If You Want Less Heat,
Spend Less Time
in the Galley!
Turn off the stove and prepare some fresh and easy vegetable
side dishes this month! It's good to stay away from a hot 1 11
(or kitchen) in the summertime ... a time to take a break and
prepare some simple, fresh meals that require little (or, even
better, no) cooking, especially if you have someone else to do
the ,iin111. 1 These side dishes go well with 11ii I fish, chicken, the other white meat, and of course
steaks; lill,... iii I'm trying to stay away from the red meats for the summer.
Use fresh summer vegetables that you'll enjoy just as much raw as cooked -onions, carrots,
tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, and cabbage. Use fresh herbs and toss with a simple oil and citrus
ONION AND TOMATO SALAD
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Marinating time: 30 minutes or longer
2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
I sweet white onion, thinlysliced
Fresh chopped herbs, oregano, basil
Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt and pepper
Layer onions and tomatoes in flat shallow dish, sprinkle
with sugar. Add herbs. Pour over a little vinegar and oil,
sprinkle with salt and pepper.
WITH RED ONIONS, OLIVES,
AND BLUE CHEESE
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Sitting time: 30 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 small red onion (or 1/2 of a big onion)
2 Tbsp. extra i- .,,..i~ .:.,i
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup chopped chives
Freshly ground pepper
1 ripe medium size red tomato
1 ripe medium size yellow tomato
1/2 cup chopped pitted Calamata olives
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
I, 1 i 11, in a medium size bowl the red wine
vinegar with 1 tsp salt until dissolved. Peel, halve and
thinly slice onion crosswise. Add to vinegar mixture.
Add water if the onions are not completely covered.
Let sit about 15 minutes.
In another bowl, whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar
and chives. Season with salt and pepper. Core and cut
the tomatoes in i11 i 111i, and then cut each half
into slices. Put the tomatoes in a wide serving bowl.
Pour the vinaigrette over and marinate for at least
Drain onion and pat or squeeze out excess vinegar.
Add the onions and olives to the tomatoes and toss.
Add more pepper to taste, top with blue cheese
SHREDDED CARROTS WITH
CILANTRO AND LIME
Preparation time: 10 minutes
6 medium size carrots (about 1 Ib)
1/4 cup extra i,, .:.i- a .:.,I
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
Peel then grate the carrots. Use either the large
holes on a box grater or a medium fitting on a food
processor. Put the grated carrots in a large bowl. In a
small bowl, whisk the oil and lime juice and season
to taste with salt and pepper. Add the dressing and
chopped cilantro to the carrots and toss.
TRI COLORED SWEET
AND TANGY COLESLAW
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
1/4 cabbage, finely shredded
1/4 red cabbage, finely shredded
1 heaping cup matchstick-cut green (unripe) mango
2 medium scallions (white and light green parts only)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp celery seed
1 cup vinegar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine shredded cabbages with mango and
scallions. Combine dressing ingredients and bring to
boil. Pour over cabbage and toss. Cool, then refrigerate
AVOCADO ORANGE SALAD
WITH ORANGE VINAIGRETTE
Preparation time: 30 minutes
2 ripe avocados
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3 cups Romaine, arugula and watercress
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
Grate zest from one orange and set aside. Cut peel
from oranges (over a bowl to catch juice). Slice into
rounds. Save juice for dressing, Combine vinaigrette
ingredients in a jar and shake well. Cut avocado into
sections and sprinkle with lemon juice. Arrange greens
on plates and top with avocado slices, orange rounds
and red onion. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
RADISH-OLIVE SALAD WITH
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Chilling time: 1 2 hours
1-1/2 cups sliced radishes
1/4 cup pitted Calamata black olives, cut in strips
2 Tbsp chopped scallions with tops
4 to 8 Boston lettuce leaves
Combine all, cover, and refrigerate. Make dressing
Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing:
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
1/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper
Whisk all ingredients together and pour over radish
mixture. Serve on top of lettuce leaves. i,
80 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2008
DE BIG FISH RESTAURANT & BAR Great food, great prices, good music, good
company. Live music Friday and Sunday. Dine all day, English breakfast, Mexican
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JIMBO'S Open air dining surrounding landscaped swimming pool. Gourmet
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BAD ASS COFFEE Fuel up at this funky Hawaiian-based coffee joint. Located at
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BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM The cows have gone Caribbean! Located at Yacht
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BURRITO BAY DELI Best food for the money! International cuisine. Count on
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Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8328 $$$, FB, CR,
FRENCHTOWN DELI A local favorite. Serving homemade creations, award
winning breakfast, great sandwiches, gourmet coffee, assorted party platters,
phone orders welcome. Opens daily 7:30 am till 8 M-F 5 Sat and 4 on Sun,
Frenchtown (340) 776-7211 $, i WF
GRAND CRU Fine Wines & Mediterranean Dining. Sophisticated wine bar, featuring
tasting flights, mixologist martinis & cocktails and small plates with a Mediterranean
flair. Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8278 $$$$, RR, FB CR,WF
HAVANA BLUE South America meets the Pacific Rim. Hip Drinks. Cool Vibes. Ocean
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Club. (340) 715-BLUE $$, RR FB C,
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 $$$, R FB, CWF
MOLLY MOLONE'S IRISH PUB 'Tis a fine day at St.Thomas'only Irish Pub! Open
Daily serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, orTake Away All Day! Live Entertainment
7 nights a week during season. 7am-12pm American Yacht Harbor (340) 775-1270
PIRATE'S COVE BAR & GRILL Coldest Beer on Island! Fish, Burgers, Salads,
Pizza and Quesadillas. Phone orders welcome! Boat provisioning at
General Store. Fuel & Ice. Benner Bay (340) 714-2135 WF
THREE 60 Dynamic Cuisine with 3600 views. Yacht Haven Grande's signature
restaurant, helmed by famed Chef Brian Katz. Local specialties with a Latin &
Asian twist. Coming Soon! $$$$, RR, FB, C
TICKLES DOCKSIDE PUB Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
7 days a week offering a wide menu from burgers to steaks and fresh fish.
Crown Bay Marina (340) 776-1595
A WHALE OF A TALE Come experience the Ultimate in Caribbean Dining!
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WIKKED Hip Beach Shack & Bar. Fresh & fun casual island fare, featuring Wikked
Wings, Wikked Tacos and Wikked Cocktails. Open daily, 7:30am to midnight. Located
at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8953
$$$, FB, CF 8-2 Bunch
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 R, F CRWF, 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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world cruiser Askina 239K
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47'Bluewater Vagabond 1987
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5- I Morgan Uut islana 19y/
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41'Lagoon 410 2001
4cab/4 hd Extremely well
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44'Freedom 44 1982
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W6' Heritage Irawler 2001
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40'Hinkley Bermuda MKII 1970
2 cab/1 hd True
classic Askina 95K
'Hunter 450 Passage 19!
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41 Hunter 410 1998
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Member of The Yacht Brokers Association of America
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New interior & genset zuuo
Very well maintained, $250,000
38 Camcraft Crew Boat, 1967
Aluminum hull & deck, towing bit
GM diesel, genset, a/c & more $ 78,000
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51 1995 Hylas-Center cockpit, 3 cabin, 2 head, swim transom. $335,000
47 1975 Skookum Flush deck center cockpit cutter........$45,000
42 1996 Catalina MKII Spacious layout, great value, survey $99,000
41 1974 Formosa Yankee Clipper Classic, beautifully refit.$85,000
41 1984 J-Boat-Vintage racer, elegant & fast, rare offering..$55,000
40 1967 Cheoy Lee Includes charter biz & retail shop in STT..$195,000
38 1977 Ohlson British built passage maker, ready to sail..$49,900
37 1977 Gulfstar-Total refit, excellent condition, must see..$69,000
35 1985 JeanneauSunrise04 Yanmar, many upgrades, offers .$55,000
34 1988 Tartan Classic design, scheel keel, low usage...$49,900
27 1988 J-Boat Race ready, many sails, trailer, winner 07&08 $29,000
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40 Hunter Sloop, 1986
2 cabin, 2 head, Yanmar
Excellent value, offers $ 49,000
25 World Cat 250DC, 2006
Twin Yamaha 150 hp 4 strokes
Hard top, full cushions, offers $ 65,000
57 2003 Carver570 Pilothouse Full loaded luxury motoryacht...$599,000
46 1985 LogicalPowerCat-3cabin, 3 head, hugedeck&cockpit..$180,000
45 2003 Siverton 453 Twin Cummins, loaded, great shape........$399,000
42 1999 Cruises4270 Exress420 hpCa, genset, greatshape..$219,000
40 1994 Tiara Mid Cabin -Twin Cummins, quality cruiser...$190,000
37 2005 Fountaine Pajot Power Cat Yanmars w/180 hours..$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
26 2004 Glacier Bay Power Cat Twin Yamahas, cuddy, trailer..$79,000
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54' CT CT-54 Ketch 1984 ......... US$ 297,000 38' Hunter 380 2000 ....... US$ $114,500
S45 Island Packet IP 45 1997 ........ US$ 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 i
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
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32' '78 Allied Seawind II, Bluewatercruiser, $28K
33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit,....$33.5K
34' '93 Gemini Catamaran, great cruiser. $68K
37' 78 tayana Cutter, heavily built....... $79.9K
37' '78 Endeavour Sloop loaded ............. $52K
37' '01 Bavaria, 3 strms Yanmar.......... $79.5K
38' '90 BereteauSloop,AP, C, ruseReady$67K
40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise .$79.9K
40' '86 Hunter Legend, clean aft ckpt $59K
43' '79 Young Sun, Bluewater cruiser......... $95K
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36' 2002 Custom Catamaran
50' 1978 Nautor Motorsailer
43' '95 Hunter430 stepped transom........ $119K
44' '77 CSY Sloop, new rigging............... $115
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
40' 1984 Endeavour Sloop
50' 1987 Gullslar CSY Sloop
29' '94 PhoenkSportFisher,T225HPVdvos..$85K
32' '96 Carver 325, twin Crusaders .......... $75K
32' '06 Sea Ray Sundancer, twin gas $199.5K
36' '00 Custom Catamaran SF, tuna tower.....$125K
36' '89 Grand Banks Trwl twin Cummins.. $170K
38' '99 Sea RaySundancer, Exlntcondition $167K
39' '98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels.. $129.9K
42' '81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms....... $129K
42' '84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans..135K
42' '83 PresentSundeck WasherDyer,AP....$115.5
48' '04 DynaCraftMY,3strms 450HPCats..$550K
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Henderson 30 (Racing Yacht)..... ........................ US$60,000
Lavranos Tosca................................. ...................... SOLD!
Gin Fizz ......................................................................... EU30,800
Warrior 38 ................................................................... US$97,500
Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .......................................... US$95,000
Atlantic 40 .................................................................. US$70,000
Wauquiez Pilot Saloon........................................... EU247,500
G itana .................... ............................................. US$115,000
Finngulf ................................................................... US$180,000
Hylas ..................................... US$250,000
Fortuna .................................. .................. US$150,000
Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ........................... US$329,000
Celestial Pilothouse.......................................... US$268,000
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ...................................... EU 159,000
Beneteau Idylle 15.5, located in Martinque............. US$160,000
36.5' 1993 Dean Catamaran (Reduced for quick sale)............... US$99,500
37' 2002 Fountaine Pajot, located in Guadeloupe .............. US$325,000
43' 2001 Lagoon Catamaran............................................. US$334,000.00
44' 2007 Lagoon 440 Catamaran............................................. EU438,700
54' 1980 Norman Cross Trimaran........................................... US$295,000
55' 1995 Custom Built Trimaran, located in Grenada .............. US$350,000
55' 1991 Lagoon Catamaran.................................................... US$559,000
72' 1990 Alumarine (Lougebin) Catamaran ...................... US$1,190,000
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FOR SALE: $60,000 1999 BOSTON
WHALER OUTRAGE 26, Excellent condi-
tion, Twin 225 Johnson Ocean Pro's.Located at
Fajardo, PR. email@example.com or 787 457 1444
2006 WOODEN GAFF CUTTER 26 FT.
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 inventory less than two years old! Unique
little yacht with a humble price tag! Lying St.
Maarten. US$70k. 00599 5815603 Emall-lund-
TIDES 27' '89 VOLVOS 200HP. LOW
HRS. classic fishing machine good conditions
1981 CAPE DORY 30, VOLVO MD2020
MODEL 2001, 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, burner
stove, insulated icebox, US 39.000, St.Lucia duty
paid e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 758 452 8531
1973 CHRIS CRAFT, 31 FT. SPORT
FISH, Twin GM 350, Fly Bridge, Outriggers,
VHF, Stereo, Good Looking Classic Boat,
Runs Great. Asking $24,000. Located in St.
DONZI 32ZF, DEC. 2007 like new, only
6 month used, stored on boat lift, located in
St. Maarten. Open center console with open
bow, custom made benches, seats for 12,
incl. snorkeling-, floating- and fishing gear, 2x
Verado 250 hp, max speed 50 mph, cruising
speed 30 mph, 135 hours, US 139,000 E-mail:
2000 ALBEMARLE 320 EXPRESS in
good condition. Pedestal helm chair,L shaped
companion seating, Raython radar autopl-
lot. Compasses: two Ritchie 4" compass-
es, Garmin 3210 gps depth sounder. Boat
comes with trailer. Motivated seller asking US
175,000 contact Hoffmangroup@hotmail.com
'BLUEFIN', REBEL MARINE 34'
POWERBOAT FOR SALE. 2003 express
cruiser / sport fisherman. 2 250 HP Evlnrude
Outboards, VHF, Stereo, Raymanne L760 GPS /
Chartplotter / Fishfinder, tnmtabs, Lewmar wind-
less, large fish box. On Angullla. Photo at http://
TIARA 35' '01 EXPRESS cummins 370.
Gen Onan 6Kw.1C/1H top condition loaded.
USE YOUR IMAGINATION AND PUT
THIS 36'LANDING CRAFT TO WORK!
Remote island charters, camping, diving, or
sell cheeseburgers to tourists from this stable
beachable landing craft. Enclose the deck
for a mobile workshop or deliver building
materials to islands afar! $15K cbmonroe@
LUHRS 36SX OPEN 1999.Twin Yanmars
420s, 6kw northern Ights, marlin tower, two
stations, furuno sounder, garmln plotter, fight-
ing chair, 6pp liferaft, beautiful interiors, fast
boat & low fuel consumption. $155K OBO con-
tact: email@example.com ph# 787 370 0030
1999 DONZI 38 ZX SOLD IN YEAR 2000,
Custom paint, 2 X 500 Mercury Bulldogs,
Generator, AC, bolster seats, shower, bath-
room, fridge, 1100 watt stereo, step hull,
sleeps 4, stainless steel props, In very good
shape runs mid 70's mph $ 138,000.00
Located in St Thomas dondavis777@gmail.
LUHRS 41' '05 CAT'S 700Hp.Gen.12Kw.
2C/1H top condition loaded. 787-370-2431
PROVINCIAL 42 1997 $200,000,
Excellent condition -Solid Fiberglass, Powered
by a Cummins Q Series 490/540 hp diesel
(350 hrs.) Commercial fishing Equip: 6 man
canister life raft, EPERB, 32 mile radar, 2 GPS
& chart plotter, Depth Sounder, VHF Radio, 1"
Hydraulic, 22 knots/17 cruise, Located in the
U.S. Virgin Islands 340 690 0618
WE BUILD ONE OF THE MOST FUEL EFFICIENT
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Available as single or double decks
2008 Twin Diesel 63' x 24' Power Cat
USCG Stability Test for 149 Passengers in U 8 waTers/
250 in foreign waters Fast Delivery! Base Price $349,000
HIGH EFFICIENCY 46', 60 PASSENGER
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OTHER SELECTED LISTINGS.............. Phoenix 38 '83 Full Tower 3208Cats $95K
Riviera 370'05 Cummins 370HP $385K HydraSports 33 Express'05 T-250 Yam $195K
Welcraft Coastal40'00Volvos430HP $265K Luhrs 34 '92 Sedan Bridge T-454 gas $58K
Tiara Open 35 '04 Cummins 370HP $290K Striper 2901 Pilot'06T-250HPVerados $128K
Tlara Open 35'00 Cummins 370HP $198K GradyWhite Marin30'01 T-250HPYam $95K
Tania 40 Dbl Cabin '88 Cummins 210HP $89K GradyWhte Marlin 30'98 T-250HP Yam $65K
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Tel: 787-601-7959 Fax: 787-655-9032
BUDY DAVIS 47' '88 Detroit 8V92 low hrs
since mayor rep. No Gen. needs cosmetic TLC
but will sale for a reasonable price. 2C/2H.
Must Sale. 787-370-2431
UNIESSE 48' '00 Cummins QSM-11 635HP.
Gen.Onan 13.5Kw. 3C/2H Fully equip.Priced
50' FISHING/ CARGO BOAT, wooden
hull, year 2000. well maintained, recently re
caulked. Currently used for pleasure.$44k.
lying SXM call 599 523 3578 or alexma-
DEALER DEMO POST 53' '05 CAT'S
C-18 Gen.Onan21 Kw. fully equip. most sale
FISHING BOAT 17 METERS TO REPAIR
FOR HOUSE BOAT, on sale, make an offer
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POWERBOAT 56 AIRLINE
SQUADRON. Complete Refit 2006, 250k
spent. Twin MAN 670hp. $465K negotiable,
will deliver. Lying SXM call 599 523 3578 or
DEALER DEMO OCEAN 57' '06 Enclose
Bridge Mtu's 1500hp. Gen 21Kw. Simrad
Elect. 3C/3H Fully Equip.787-370-2431
65FT POWER CATAMARAN. Built 1995.
Glass over ply. Part way through refit. New
engines and gearboxes to fit. Cummins 450hp.
A 30 knot vessel. The ultimate day char-
ter or dive vessel. Located Trinidad. Asking
$285,000.00 US. Contact oceanmistforsale@
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65' POINT WEST 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.
51' BENETEAU FIRST 51 BY GERMAN FRERS 1989.
"Mermaid" is a cruiser/racer with outstanding performance
gained from her pedigree design. That coupled with her
luxuriously appointed interior make her a superb yacht to sail
and live aboard. She is a special Owner's model built as a
show boat in 1989 and not commissioned until sold in 1991.
Mermaid is now offered for sale by her second owner. Lying:
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua. Asking:$240,000.US
51' SWAN GERMAN FRERS / NAUTOR SWAN, built in
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
48' CELESTIAL KETCH BUILT IN 1983, "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.
47' COMPASS, CUTTER / SLOOP. "Marionette" was
designed by Lavranos and strongly built of GRP in South
Africa in 1990. Very comfortable Owner's layout and high
quality joinery through out. Lying: St. David's Bay, Grenada.
Reduced now to $195,000.US
46' BALTIC 46 RACER / CRUISER 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.
44' CHERUBINI KETCH BUILT IN 1990, 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.
43' LAGOON POWER CAT built in 2004. Owner's version
with comfortable 3-stateroom layout and 300 H.p Volvo diesel
package. "Blue Lagoon" is a one-owner yacht in excellent
condition, she has been professionally 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.
42'GRAND BANKS CLASSIC TRAWLER LAUNCHED
IN 2000. 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.
38' C.C VAN ZANDT CUSTOM 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
36' MORRIS JUSTINE 36 CUTTER-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.
30' ISLAND HOPPER DIVEBOAT built in 1985.
"Rendezvous II" is set up for dive charter business here in
Antigua, she has a 350 H.p Caterpillar diesel engine giving
22 knots cruising speed. Large 12'ft beam allows for a good
work-boat or fishboat application also.Asking:$69,000.US
Lying: English Harbour, Antigua.
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Large buoyancy tubes on all models More buoyancy
Level non-skid floor Greater load capacity
Stable yet lightweight Plane quicker and stay on plane ,
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Weighing just 37kg, assembled in 25 mins
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BENETEAU FIRST 210 SPIRIT. 1995,
Fractional rig, 3 sails including chute, 4 berth
interior,cooker, sink, toilet, cooler, tent, BBQ,
sail cover, cockpit cushions,anchor, Tricolour,
GPS. Ideal performance daysailer or club
racer, Lifting keel & twin rudders means pic-
nics at the beach US$16,850 OBO Tel +1268
1993 TRIPP 26 Ready to Race! $26K,
Puerto Rico: New Doyle Racing Sails: Mainsail,
#2, #3, .5 & .65 Spinnakers; Trailer & Custom
Dry Stack Bed; 2006 9.9HP Mercury Outboard
More details and pictures email: rjm4@emall.
OLSON 30 REDUCE PRICE, $10,000.00
for sale NOW, ready to sail, good condi-
tion, tel. 787-413-9528 e-mail andyvela@
BENETEAU OMBRINE 900 WA, 1999.
Exceptional equipment level. 2 VOLVO TD
engines. A superb motor cruiser. Priced for
a quick sale at 70.000,00 euros. Furuno
GP-7000F GPS/Depth Sounder. Auto Pilot.
Windlass. Contact for details on +590 690
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1995 CORSAIR 31 TRIMARAN. Good
condition. Newjib. Aft cockpit. Tohatsu 9.8 four
stroke outboard. Custom Bimini Top.$82,000
or OBO. Located St Crolx V.I 340-778-8283 or
2002 OCEANIS36, 2 cabin, Yanmar
3GM30F 30HP 2800h, alternator exter-
nal 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 sallaway or charter US 94.000 e-mail dest-
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36 FT SLOOP, POPPY OF PARHAM. Built by
Southern Ocean Shipyards in 1978 Robust GRP
construction, heavy scantling floors,longitudinal
stringers and reinforced keel bolt area, Cutter
rig, Yanmar 3GMF30 Diesel engine, lies
Antigua. US$43,000 ONO. strumpet@candw.
37' MORGAN OUTISLANDER new nagging,
new Volvo 55hp Diesel engine asking $25,000.00
call Dave @340-244-9304 or email jodylmar-
38' NEWICK TRIMARAN NATIVE
loaded,watermaker,ssb dodger,pro-built $35k
lying California, 775 827 2786 multihuler@
OWNER SELLS UPGRADED LAGOON
380 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 .alrtropical@
yahoo.com 170.000 E (767) 4404403.
38 IRWIN CITATION 1989. 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 offer firstname.lastname@example.org
6100Red ook tr.
YOU CAN'TAFFORD NOT TO
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1980 MORGAN 382. Sloop rigged. Great
live-aboard with loads of extras. This boat is
made for cruising! Many updates. New chart-
plotter, wind generator, furling jib, hard vang,
etc. Moored in Culebra, PR. $56,000 o.b.o.
651-402-5023 or email@example.com
1987 BENETEAU 38. Great boat, well
equipped. Two staterooms, 2 heads, bimini,
cockpit cushions, roller furling jib, Tortola din-
ghy withengine. Very comfortable. Located
St. Crolx. Asking $55,000. Call 340-778-5698,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
OWNER SELLS UPGRADED LAGOON
380 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 alrtropical@
yahoo.com 170.000 E (767) 4404403.
1975 GERMAN FRERS 39FT, Volvo 2003,
folding prop, mast and rigging 2004, hydr.
backstay, 2 Lew 55, 2xLew 35, Harken deck
gear, full instrumentation Raymarne ST60,
2 sets racing sails (partly unused), Garmln
GPSmap 2006C, US 61.000 St.Lucia duty
paid e-mail email@example.com 758 452 8531
1991 HUNTER LEGEND 43, Excellent
Condition, Windlass, 5k Generator, GPS, 2 A/C,
EPIRB 2006, Spinnaker, VHF, Zodiac Tender
with Engine, Autopilot, Depth Finder, Knotmeter,
50hpYanmar, Electric Winch, Galvanized Steel
Cradle, Many Extras, $129,000, Located Salinas,
Puerto Rico, Contact Ronnie 939-639-7820 OR
BREWER 45 KETCH, 1984, Original Owner.
Cruising, Living Aboard the Past 12 Years in
Caribbean. Fully Equipped. Excellent Recent
Survey. Ready to Move Aboard and Start your
Dream Life. Available in June in St. Lucia.
REDUCED USD 145K. SVCELEBRATION@
HOTMAIL.COM for details
MORGAN STARRAT 45' OCEANRACER
SLOOP completely renewed: engine, main
sail, paint, AC/DC, plumbing, and more... Best
offer. Pictures and details: firstname.lastname@example.org
2001 BENETEAU 50, 3/4 cabin, Yanmar
4JH3HTE 100 HP, new Bimini & Sprayhood,
Tohatsu 9.8HP, AB 10ft dinghy, electric hal-
yard winch, full instrumentation, very clean,
ready to go,US 199.000 e-mail destsll@
candw.lc 758 452 8531
51' IDYLLE 15.5 GERMAN FRERS
DESIGN, BENETEAU BUILT. Completely
customized, equipped for fast, comfort cruising/
live-aboard. Genset, A/C, autopilot, water-maker,
full awning. Queen size walk-around bunk in
owner's cabin. Good sails. Asking US$210,000.
Lying Trinidad. Contact: (410)212-2072 or
(312)285-9644 or email@example.com
52 FOOT HARTLEY TAHITIAN KETCH
Fully renovated over last 10 months includ-
ing overhauled Perkins engine. Sleeps 8 in
4 sleeping cabins. Great liveaboard or blue
water sailor. Located Grenada. US$80,000
40'-50' SAILBOAT, TRAVEL AND LIVE-
ABOARD. Have $30-40,000 cash. Will answer
all. Send info and photo to PO Box 1901, Ponce,
Puerto Rico, 00733
INTERESTED IN TRADING MY CLASSIC
31 FOOT 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.
RacinglCruising 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
Fairline Squadron 65 PRIVILEGE 42 -1995
Superb Caribbean 4 Cabins Good Condition
739 000 US $ Martinique 165000
Amel 54 2005 Full Option Tahiti
Amel Super Maramu 53 1998 Florida
Northwind 43 2003 St Martin
Dufour41 1998 Martinique
Lagoon 500 2007 Martinique
Belize 43 2004 St Martin
Lagoon 380 2003 Martinique
Tobago 35 1996 Martinique
339 000 Us $
395 000 Us $
640 000 E
Us and EuS-pian Markeqts
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personal watercrafts & kayaks
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MARINE INLINE WATER HEATERS
"EEMAX" Made in USA $ 269.00. Contact Capt
Fernando Lima 787-602-5360 CaptLima.com
FOR SALE 3 BRUCE ANCHORS 110
LB. EA. and one 90 LB. Danforth Hi-Tensile
Anchor. Good for hurricane season or for a
mooring. Will sell all or individually. Contact:
(787) 530-7007 or Javierrod@hotmail.com
SELDEN RIG FOR VINDO 35, deck
stepped, boom, spreaders, lights, winches
(has been changed for upgrade) ask for de-
tails 758-452-8531 e-mail email@example.com
CHARTER COMPANY CLEARANCE
SALE: Selden mast with rigging for 40 after,
winches, egine parts, windlass, diesel stove,
sails, and lots more ask for complete list e-
mail firstname.lastname@example.org 758 452 8531
FORCE 10 STOVE 4 BURNER 10 yrs old,
St Maarten $400.00 email@example.com
2X LEWMAR WINCHES FOR SALE New
Lewmar 44 self tailing chrome winch. US$ 625
Used Lewmar 30 self tailing chrome winch.
US$ 225 Please phone (+1268) 723 6547 or
(+1473) 536 1306
DAY CHARTER BUSINESS ON FRENCH
ST. MARTIN FOR SALE. This is a great
ST. JOHN, USVI. WELL ESTABLISHED,
POPULAR, PROFITABLE DAY
CHARTER BUSINESS offering private 6
person max trips to the British Virgin Islands
and USVI. Asset value: $115,000 including
2 well maintained 26ft powerboats. expected
2008 sales $151k. asking $215k 340-626-4782
YOU OWN A BOAT, YOU LIVE IN THE
CARIBBEAN, YOU LIKE TO HAVE
INCOME? Buy our business and director
licence for day charter in St. Maarten and
you are ready for the next season. US 15,000
CONCESSIONAIRE LEASE ST.
MAARTEN LAGOON WATERFRONT
BAR: branded bar/caf6 with active client
base at marina with dinghy dock and parking.
Fully equipped kitchen, terrace bar and caf6
tables, games room, darts and pool table,
new/clean restrooms. trlmar@sintmaarten.
net or T599-544-4937
FOR SALE DAYSAIL CHARTER BIZ,
RETAIL SHOP & BOOKING CENTER ON
ST. THOMAS. 40' Cheoy Lee sailboat, 2 shops
& storage, 5 yr. lease with renewal option, very
profitable for 20 years, owners retiring, will
train, $195K plus inventory. Call 340-774-3175
FISHING CHARTER FOR SALE -
USVI. Active & Successful charter based
in St. Thomas/St. John. 2003 boat fully
rigged, trailer, booking contacts, 2007
Dodge Ram truck. Featured on ESPN.
$215,000. US. Combo home & business
also available $950,000 US. 340-693-5823
36 FT PDQ (1990) LIVE-ABOARD
CATAMARAN AND ESTABLISHED/
PROFITABLE DAYSAIL BUSINESS
in St. John, USVI. Website, Customer
lists, Operational systems, Mooring, 5 years
documented exponential growth, High end
customer base with high retention. Contact
Capt. Josh Dohring @ 340-344-9947 or
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123 Hulls Yacht Sales .................. 86
Admiral Marine, Ltd ................... 66
All Marine Services Puerto Rico..........94
American Yacht Harbor ............... 2,3
Antigua Rigging Ltd .....................64
Atlas Insurance .........................78
Atlas Yachts /Charters .................87
B.V.I. Yacht Sales ........................85
Bay Island Yachts ...................... 86
Bitter End Yacht Club ..................24
Bobby's Marina .........................97
Bombardier Recreational Products ......29
Budget Marine .................. 73, 100
Captain Oliver's Marina ................62
Caraibe Yachts ..........................93
Caribbean Battery ......................94
Caribbean Cats Marine Sales & Service Inc..88
Caribbean Inflatable Boats & Liferafts.... 91
Caribbean Marine Surveyors Ltd.........66
Cay Electronics .........................52
Clarke's Court Bay Marina .............66
Cooper Marine, Inc .....................90
Curacao Marine .........................74
Discovery at Marigot Bay................ 8
Dockwise Yacht Transport ..............20
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Doyle Sailmakers ........................ 9
Echo Marine ........................... 57
Edward William Marine Services SL.......74
Electec ............. ................. 62
Ensor Colon Perez ...................... 94
FKG Marine Rigging & Fabricating NV....64
Four Star Air Cargo... ................. 36
Gary's Marine Service ..................89
Global Satellite .........................74
Gold Coast Yachts ...................... 92
Golden Hind Chandlery ...............55
Grenada Marine ........................ 66
Horizon Yacht Charters ................93
Interlux Waterfront Challenge ........... 4
Island Dreams Yacht Services........... 94
Island Global Yachting ................ 19
Island Marine Outfitters...............51
Island Marine, Inc..................... 46
Island Water World ..................... 21
Island Yachts / Charters ...............92
Jolly Harbour Marina / Boat Yard ........73
KMI SeaLift ............................ 15
Le Phare Bleu Marina and Resort ........43
Le Shipchandler ....................... 95
Liferafts of Puerto Rico ............ 46, 84
Lighthouse Marine ..................... 94
Marilyn's Marine ....................... 94
Marine Travelift ........................ 47
Maritime Yacht Sales...................86
Mercury Marine ...................... 16,17
Nanny Cay Hotel and Marina ..........52
Nau-T-Kol Marine Refrigeration Limited..66
Nicholson Yacht Sales ................... 91
No Limits Yachts ....................... 87
North Sails............................... 6
Northern Lights ........................ 68
Ocean World Adventure Park Marina &Casino. 43
Offshore Marine ....................... 84
Offshore Marine ....................... 11
Peake Yacht Services...................89
Port Louis Grenada ...................... 5
Port Networks ........................ 66
Puerto Del Rey Marina / Boat Yard.......46
Quantum Sails ......................... 14
Regis Electronics ....................... 95
Renaissance Marina ....................25
Rodney Bay Marina ....................27
Sea Hawk Boats ........................ 88
Sea Mermaid Marine Services .........90
SeaHaw k ..............................23
SeaSchool .............................. 74
Secure Chain and Anchor .............94
Seru Boca Marina ...................... 70
Ship to Shore ........................... 78
Smith's Ferry Service LTD............... 52
Soper's Hole Wharf & Marina ............55
Southern Trades Yacht Sales ............86
Spanish Water Holiday ............... 94
Spice Island Marine Services..............7
Sportport Docking Systems Inc..........95
St. Thomas Yacht Sales / Charters.... 88,90
Subbase Drydock, Inc ................ 51
The Little Ship Company ..............82
The Moorings Yacht Brokerage.......... 83
Theodore Tunick & Company ..........50
Tortola Yacht Services ................ 52
Tradewinds Cruise Club ...............97
TurtlePac .............................. 94
Venezuelan Marine Supply ............78
Village Cay Marina ......................99
Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour ...........59
Ward's Marine Electric ................ 41
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FREE UNDERCOVER DOCKAGE IN
FORT LAUDERDALE FOR YACHTS FOR
SALE LISTED WITH THE SHIPYARD
GROUP located at Bradford Marine. Yachts
must have a minimum value of US $250,000.
We have docks up to 150 feet. For more
details go to www.yachtbrokerguy.com or call
Tucker Fallon 954-801-3645
MOVE YOUR BOAT SOMEWHERE
SAFER FOR HURRICANE SEASON!
Compass Point Marina St Thomas has deep
and shallow slips available for long or short
term rental. Also large lockers, Artist Studios
and Office space available. Call (340) 775-6144
or email Kevin@compasspointmarina.com
Bobby's Marina Requires a Production
Manager Job Coordination and Boat Repairs
Technical Marine Background
Practical experience in boat
building and repairs
Employee management skills
Computer literacy an asset
FreeWrerxc ,e,-'e l.- persIjr e fnl rP l l 4jlrus
Please submit your :jalil:ca[c.rns
in person or Fax: (599) 542-5442
Attention: Personnel Department Inga
CAPTAIN / MATE NEEDED: 65' Hatteras
Sportfish, North Carolina summers Florida /
Bahamas / Exumas in the winter. Captain's
License helpful but not a must, owners can
/ do operate vessel. A strong knowledge
of marine systems, mechanical skills, basic
navigation supported by routine maintenance
desired. Please email resumes to sgnffin@
IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING
OF OUR NEW MARINA FACILITIES,
WE HAVE POSITIONS OPEN FOR
"MARINE MECHANICS." Must be certi-
fied as a Mercury Technician with a minimum
of 3 years experience in repairsand service
of Mercury outboard motors and Mercruiser
inboard/outboard engines. Knowledge & skill
of electrical rigging and trouble shooting in
boats also necessary. Applications can be
sent to firstname.lastname@example.org attention
BVI BASED 60' SAILING TERM
CHARTER YACHT SEEKING DECK
HAND to work on board for day sails and
term charters. Must be a sailing and water
sports enthusiasts. The Applicant should also
have excellent people skills and willing to keep
up with basic yacht maintenance. Must have
STCW certificate and US crewman's Visa.
Spanish and English speaking preferred. This
is a good position for someone looking to
gain experience in the charter yacht industry.
Please email resume to inquiries@rcsfleet.
com or fax to 305-768-7711.
NEED A SKIPPER TO TAKE 50'
JEANNEAU TO PANAMA CANAL
FROM ST. MAARTEN, N.A., with owner
couple. Reasonable rate please. cabokurt@
We are LOOKING FOR CREW! Teams in the form of a
Captain and a Chef/Hostess. We prefer couples that are married OR
have been living together for at least a year. The nature of the job is such
that the better understanding and teamwork between Captain and Chef
the more successful your charters will be.
Requirements, Captain with a Skippers License. Chef/Hostess with a basic
understanding of cooking. Dive Master/Instructor for either the Captain
and/or Chef is a plus. We offer full training on-site in the Caribbean.
This is a FUN job with great earning potential. If you are willing to work
hard and have a positive disposition to life this could be your DREAM job.
Anyone with an interest is welcome to apply.
If you would like more information about this job or send your CV to us,
please use this e-mail address: email@example.com
or by mail to:
P.O Box 4760
Road Town Tortola BVI
Tel BVI1 284 494 9261 a Tel. St. Vincent +784 457 3407
BUSY BVI BASED TERM CHARTER
YACHT SEEKING EXPERIENCED
FIRST MATE. Must be a sailing and water
sports enthusiasts. Applicant should also have
experience in food and beverage service and
basic yacht maintenance. Must have STCW
certificate and US crewman's Visa. Spanish
and English speaking preferred. Please email
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to
SEEKING A HIGHLY ORGANIZED INDI-
VIDUAL TO SUPERVISE A TOURIST
AND RECREATION BUSINESS on Paradise
Island and Cable beaches in Nassau, Bahamas.
Individual must possess ability to communicate,
oversee daily operation of business, provide cus-
tomer service, handle simple financial matters and
generate daily logs and reports via computer. Email
resume with phone number to SeaSunTours@aol.
com or Fax to: (212) 655-9671
NAUTOOL MACHINE LTD, BVI, seeking
experienced individual in all aspects of machine
shop process and practice including welding.
Design / Technical Background a Plus. Basic
computer skills. Need background in all yacht
systems. Work alongside front office personnel.
www.nautool.com. CV to email@example.com
or call 284-494-3187
FABRICATOR / WELDER REQUIRED -
Machine and fabricating workshop is seeking
skilled fabricator with five + years in T.I.G. M.I.G.
- ARC and GAS welding in Stainless, Aluminum
and Steel. Must work from sketches and be
able to use most workshop fabricating machines
without supervision. Top rate of pay for right
applicant. www.nautool.com. CV to stainless@
surfbvL.com or call 284-494-3187
IN ANTIGUA HAS THE FOLLOWING
OPENINGS FOR THE 2007-2008 SEASON
Fabricator/ Tig Welder Engineer/diesel
mechanic Carbonfibre/Composites fabricator *
Boatbuilder/Joiner Project Manager. For more
information send a cover letter and C.V. to: ar@
woodstockboats.com or call (268) 463-6359.
NICE 2 LEVEL, ALL CONCRETE, 3
BED/1 BATH IN MOUNTAINS, eleva-
tion 1200', large yard, fruit trees, area fine
homes, 30 minutes to city, 5 minutes to town,
$195,000 OBO. Contact via PO Box 1901,
Ponce, Puerto Rico, 00733
WELL SEASONED SAILOR, OR YOU CALL
IT AN "OLD SALTY DOG", LOOKING FOR
A COMPANION/PARTNER. Getting 58, still in
reasonable shape. May there are more good look-
ing guys out there (doubt it) but not that sincere.
Living on a 50' ketch, right now in the Carribeans.
Has to be not afraid of work. Likes people, new
experiences, new horricons and open minded.
So you think you fit that picture, grve me a shout.
Lots of firstname.lastname@example.org
200T MCA YACHT MASTER,
INDEPENDENT MARINE CONSULTANT,
Marine IT, Associate Marine Surveyor, Refit
Management.Call in St Maarten, NA: 5995 230691
DANISH MALE 43y 185cm 85kg fit non-
smoker/drinker engineer seeks female for
marriage/cruising. Reply w/photo JC3@
NEED A HOUSE SITTER? Caribbean based,
well educated, non-smoking family with excellent
credentials. Any Caribbean island considered as
we can work from any location. Internet access
required. Email email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL AND DILIGENT
ENGLISH/IRISH COUPLE resident in
Tortola, BVI, looking for medium to long term
house sit asap. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
DELL COMPUTERS FOR SALE. We are a
wholesale of used computers, monitors, and laptops
in the US. We specialize in international shipping.
We welcome inspections. Everything is GRADE
A tested working. 1+(678) 939 2018 Office msn
mlkewithtbfcomputing skype mlke.roetzer
NEED A HOUSESITTER OR PETSIT-
TER? Island born, well educated, non-
smoking 31 year old female, with excellent
references. Will do light house cleaning
and window washing; preferably in either
St. Thomas or St. John USVI. Email at
200T YACHT MASTER, 30 Years
Experience, Independent Marine
Consultant, Deliveries, Marine IT, Marine
Surveys, Refit Management, Boat sitting.
Call in St Maarten NA: 5995 230691.
DELIVERIES WORLDWIDE. Experienced
Captn.-eng., ready to move your boat from
wherever to wherever. 8-transatlantics,
stopped counting miles after 100 000. 30 years
in yachting Industrie. Email QMS.manfred.
email@example.com tel. 001-340-244-3080
INDEPENDENT REFIT SPECIALIST
available !!! 30years in yachting. Licensed
electriclan-mechanic, electronic engineer. Fit
in electrics, mechanics, hydrolics, engines,
generators rigging, woodwork E-mail vrlsels@
hotmail.com Tel. 001-340-244-3080
RELIABLE FIT DUTCH COUPLE
(64/60) SITS YOUR HOUSE AND ANI-
MALS WHILE YOU ARE @ SEA. Good
references, experienced travellers, handyman,
gardeners, animal lovers. Available November
2008 March 2009. Mail: dutchjumbo@
GALLEY GOURMET OFFERS A RANGE
OF DELICIOUS PRE-COOKED, VACU-
UM PACKED, FROZEN FOOD made from
the finest ingredients.Just re-heat by boiling
in the bag; unpack and placing in the oven or
grilling on bar-be-que. Based in SVG. Email:
EXPERIENCED CAPTN.-ENGINEER 8
TRANSATLANTICS, 30years in service and
repairs on yachts, electric mechanic engines
....german, english, greek plus some span-
ish, Italian and portuguese spoken. deliveries
-rebuilts repairs dockmaster yardmanager
-everythung considered. CV on request -
CAPTAIN READY TO WORK, 37 year old
Captain, experienced and responsible in sail
yachts available for deleverles and charters.
Based in Sint Maarten. For informations edd.
ON TORTOLA-FAST ACCOUNTANT, avail-
able to organize your small business, full charge
accounting services including, payroll, BVI taxes,
payables, receivables, invoicing, collections, finan-
cial management, statements, mortgage & loan
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you do best and let a pro do the rest!
COUPLE AVAILABLE TO COVER FOR
YOU, Do you manage a small hotel, B&B or
Marina ? Need a Holiday or to take time out,
Anywhere in Caribbean, Region. NO Salary !
One off fee only, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for full details
AUGUST 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 97
TALES FROM THE CHARTER COCKPIT BY JE/
Part of Gustavia airport runway, below I
.:- ", .' ;:; .
Back in the early seventies the tiny island of St. St. Barthelemy, affectionately
called St. Barths by those who loved the place, was the place to buy liquor,
particularly Mt. Gay rum which was $0.50 a bottle at that time. There was
a i,, ii.~ 11. I racket going on which we won't talk about, but it sure kept
the price down!
Le Select was the bar to be seen at as it is today and Jimmy Buffet came
frequently to the island to hang out. You could always get good prices on
boat gear from Lou Lou and there were wonderful French restaurants in
which to empty your pockets.
S K Y L I G H T S by Jeannie Kuic
columns for the Daily News since 985 and
Nautical Scene, St. Thomas This Week
the author of"Soap Operas of the Sky", the on
* There is a partial lunar eclipse starting
early the 16th.
5:36 p.m. Moon enters Earth's umbra
7:10 p.m. Mid-eclipse
8:45 p.m. Moon leaves Earth's umbra
* Four meteor showers sprinkle the sky
but the famous one, the Perseids, peak on
the early morning ofTuesday the 12th.
*This isTHE month for spectacular dances
with some of the brightest planets and
with the star Regulus:
Tue. 5th:Venus and Regulus after dusk
Sun. 10th: Mercury and Regulus after dusk
Wed. 13th:Venus and Saturn after dusk
(This is the closest planet pairing
of the year.)
Fri. 15th: Mercury and Saturn after dusk
Wed. 20th: Mercury and Venus after dusk
AUGUST PLANET PARTICULARS:
* All the action is mentioned above but
the best night may be on the 3rd when
the crescent Moon smiles to the lower
enodc columns for Caribbean Boating,
d Cruising World magazinesJeanne is
stargazing sky guide for the Caribbean,
THE MOON SAILS NEAR:
SAT.2ND: Venus and Regulus
very low at dusk
SUN.3RD: Saturn after dusk
MON.4TH: Mars in evening
WED.6TH: the star Spica
SUN.10TH: Antares in Scorpius
SAT.23RD: Pleiades star cluster
WED.27TH: Pollux in Gemini
SAT. 30TH: Regulus and possibly
Saturn low to horizon
TWO NEW MOONS THIS MONTH!
FRI.8TH: First Quarter
SAT.23RD: Last Quarter
SAT. 30TH: New
left of Mars, Saturn, Regulus and
Venus. It might be possible AUGUST BRIGHTEST NAVIGATION STARS
to catch its slender sliver ( DUSK: ARCTURUS,VEGA, ALTAIR, ANTARES
near Regulus and Venus DAWN: SIRIUS, CANOPUS, CAPELLA, ALDEBARAN
on the 2nd.
\NNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2008
The French were pretty organized even in those days, but it
was easy to clear in and you could stay at the dock in Gustavia for
a small fee. The grocery stores were stocked to please the yachties,
and the boulangeries with their delicate, melt-in-your-mouth
pastries were the first places to stop each early morning.
.-. We were at the dock on our sloop Avenir / where we prepared
S to take aboard a large amount of wine, liquor and pastries while
our charter guests played at a beach. Suddenly the quiet morning
was interrupted by i 11. iI ,. I European sirens which got your
attention right away. It was the gendarmes chasing a jewelry thief
who was doing his darndest to outrun them with several dozen
watches c Il. i. 1 I to his arms from shoulders to wrists.
But wait a minute! How do you get away from the police
on an island?
Gustavia harbor in 1972 Evidently the
thief had i .... 11.
he could fly a
4 plane out of St.
ho2L o Barths because he
was captured at
Should call it that.
0; :The approach to
the single runway
that began at the
base of a steep hill
was a plunge over a wall, down that hill and then into the valley where one
hoped to stop before i.- l I in the sea.
Driving your car or scooter on the road to the airport was an adventure
itself It was a good idea to look behind you up into the sky be.i i I 1. I. I
the hill because when the single engine plane swooped down the hill to the
runway, it and you were sharing about the same air space! It was the most
I ii I part of driving on St. Barthsi
It f iii, after the thief was caught, he was confined in a tiny home
because there was nojail. The islanders could i. I contain their excitement.
People were in the streets 11 -. I about it. . II I wild elaborate gestures.
It was .i I 1 11, a holiday celebration with everyone ,,iI,,. tI around, III'. I
the tale over and over
Then the thief broke out of jail and that really set off the fireworks! For
hours the gendarmes raced around the island, sirens .1i ili.i while the
ill 1- I I laughed and laughed, smacking their i,.lIi with iI 11. I1, buying
drinks for their friends and .., l. the thief They took great i ii. li, in
rubbing the gendarmes' noses in the dirt by iI 11 I into the"' iIu .. ."one
by one, slowly looking all around the room, shaking their heads back and
forth, and then sauntering out again. It was the most fun everybody had
ever had in years!
All the boats tied to the dock were visited by the police who politely but
sternly asked us to be sure to check over the boat before we left the dock in
case the thief stowed away some place. They weren't i1. I. I I in the least and
were doing their duty to the hilt, but probably knew full well that no person
could ever hide on a small il .. without being discovered immediately!
As a matter of fact, the thief did get off the island somehow but was
arrested in St. Martin-sans watches. -
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