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CARIBBEAN DINING AND PROVISIONING
92 Charter Provisioning: What to Know
95 Out of the Galley in 30 Minutes or Less
By Captain Jan Robinson
96 Where to Eat
CARIBBEAN RACING CIRCUIT
38 Regattas Behind the Scenes
86 Fall Boat Show Preview
88 2009's Top Trend: Chartering Goes Green
114 Virgin Islands Bareboating in its Infancy
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30 Rum Bum Wins USVI Open
32 PinkLadyand Alzamora Win
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JUNIOR SAILING RACING CIRCUIT
40 Junior Sailor Profile: DonTae Hodge
41 Philipine van Aanholt Wins at Splash Worlds
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82 His Pouch Can Hold More Than His Belly Can
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42 VI Sailors International!
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76 A Change in the Wind: Tobago Carnival Regatta
61 VI Charter Yacht League Welcomes Erik Ackerson
62 The St. John Gold Rush for Mooring Balls
64 An Interview with Peter Holmberg
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YACHTING SINCE 1782
Soper's Hole Yacht Services (formerly Frenchman's Cay iiil. ,.I' Tortola,
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major renovation and change in management/ownership. The old railway
system has been replaced by a new concrete slipway I' 11i 11, designed
to accommodate a new iili I system called"KMI SEALIFT" which can reduce
haul-out time to as little as 60 seconds. (For a video demo: www.sealift.com.)
Catamarans can be hauled easily by ili1 i under the bridge deck. "This,
in fact, was one of the main reasons for i I1. i on KMI since our primary
customer is Voyage Charters,"said Gordon Nissen. "They currently have a fleet
of catamarans ranging from 44 feet to 58 feet"
A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD.
Other renovations included new .111l I, i workshop complex and
complete paving of the yard with reinforced concrete. The yard now has
two ilii i options either the KMI Sealift (45 ton max) or a 30 ton tamilift.
Ili ... ii I the Voyage fleet will keep the yard busy, we are now taking other
customers,"said Nissen. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org ortel: 284495 3349
Northern Lights Generators and their Caribbean distributor, Parts & Power
Ltd, hosted a Caribbean Dealer Conference on 29 & 30 July on Tortola. The
Conference, entitled "Cii iii ,..i 2010," was attended by Northern Lights
dealers from the USVI to Trinidad. Changes in the Power Generation Market
and ci ll ,. .anticipatedoverthenexttwoyearswerediscussed i..,. I illi
new products and .. .. i. i Nathan Price, Vice President Southeast Region,
informed dealers who attended about the recent acquisition ofTechnicold.
TheSouthern Ocean Racing Conference(SORC)annouLn I ....Ii. theofficial
opening for entries in the 29th Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race. Scheduled
to start February 6, 2009 just outside of Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades, the
"Mo Bay" race runs 811 nautical miles to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The current
race record is held by Titan 12, set in 2005, with an elapsed time of two days, 10
hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds. Jamaican sponsors are the Montego Bay
Yacht Club '. .,I 1. Bay), and the Jamaican i i111. i Association I ii, I. i ..
The race started in 1961 and past competitors are a "who's who"
of ocean skippers 1, Ii.iiI.i Ted Turner, Larry Ellison and Roy Disney.
For details: www.montegobayrace.com.
(Caribbean News continued on page 20)
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In July, the Class 40 Concise held the first of a series of trials in the UK for an all
girl crew to compete in the forlil ,ii' pice Race" expected to depart on
November 15 from Cowes, make the 4,321 mile run, and arrive at Port Louis,
Grenada in early December. Spice Race C.E.O.Tony Lawson said that"the girls
seemed really keen to work ... i I and there was a lot less iI 1 I i 1. im.. I
than you would probably have had with a bunch of guys in a similar situation.
That sort of attitude should help us to get a really good crew ... Ii over
the next couple of months' Organizers say that interest in the main event for
Class 40 and IRC yachts continues to build, with enquiries coming from all
over the world. www.spicerace.com
( -i1. iii, i11 conceived in 2007 as a biennial event, the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht
Cup will take place in 2008 based on the success of the inaugural event held
last fall, organizers at Italys Yacht Club Costa Smeralda announced in August.
TI I 11 I I. i gun will sound on November 24, in Santa CruzdeTenerife, Canary
Islands, with a planned finish line 2700 miles away at St. Maarten. Maxi yachts
of 18 metres (70 feet) and above will compete 1i 11 1i. i i Sojana, the 115-foot
Farr designed Bermudian ketch owned by Peter Harrison (GBR). Familiar in
Caribbean waters, Sojana iin I at the St. Barth Bucket (2007) as well as the
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (2008, 2007). For NOR: www.yccs.it
Launched this summer,
the new flagship Sunsail
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In August, Sunsail announced its
new i is. 11. r. l. .In I ll charter
yacht, the Sunsail 44i designed
by Philippe Briand and built by
Jeanneau. The builder's Prisma .
Process injection i. iii. i. results
in a 90% reduction in harmful
emissions. (See article this issue on
green trends in chartering.)
The 44i is available in a three
cabin three head layout, or a four cabin two head version with additional
convertible forward bunks, and can be booked now for charter this winter in
the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Vincent &
the Grenadines. www.sunsail.com/yachts.
(Caribbean News continued on page 22)
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(Caribbean News continued from page 20)
A planned August Caribbean marine research project in the Grenadine Islands
was cancelled ii. ii,.i a speedboat accident in Bequia on the fourth day.
Injured team members were hospitalized and one was flown back to the United
States for surgery. Participants had hoped to develop a first-of its-kind underwater
geographical and ecosystems map of this part of the Caribbean i.,...-ill,
their Marine Resource and Space-use Information System (MarSIS) project.
Collaborators on the project included the governments of St. Vincent & the
Grenadines and Grenada,"The Sustainable Grenadines Project"and the University
of the West Indies, Barbados. Support for the research cruise was provided by The
Moorings, The Mustique Company and The Tobago Cays Marine Park.
The war of words between the Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority (SLAC) and
the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) intensified with the latter's
publication on August 27 of a full page advertisement in the island's Daily Herald
newspaper ii I 11 I the effects of the ad hoc implementation by the SLAC of
harbour and bridge fees i i1, I back to January 1st, 2008. "We believe that St.
Maarten nowfaces a crisis,"stated the SMMTA I 11.i1 i,. i to a 30%drop in bookings
for marinas for the coming season and ,, iii, I the lack of consultation with
the marine stakeholders overthe implementation of a 300% increase in fees."This
has left many in the y,, iii,. i industry feeling both understandably bitter and
betrayed' the text concluded, especially after"nine years of strong I.. Ii, and
investment in the island' The mood in the industry was not improved by the
publication ( ii. ii .fromthe SLAC I'i'1. 1 i I a yearon year increase in yachts
I i111, I the bridge between January and July up to 8,504 from 8,445 the year
before. Not only does the total include day charter craft, but also ignores the
eventual destination of i ii, iii I yachts, which is increasingly the French Side.
TheSMMTAis iiiiI i for urgentaction to remedyii i, ii.. -already inflicted on
the local marine industry by the fees. Reported by A -
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Jean-Michel Marziou, President of the Triskell (*i,. 11. i i11-i. has
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The annual Cat Fight iii,. i iii1 is hosted by Foxy Callwood
and the West End Yacht Club and sponsored by the Catamaran
Company. The winner is announced at the post-race ceremony at
Foxy's Tamarind Bar & Restaurant ,, Ii ih. I dinner and a Halloween
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In a recent CSA newsletter, President Cary Byerley reported on the experiences
of Rhone Fu. II, of St. Maarten who competed against a record entry of
450 boats in the British National Optimist Championships. C. .,,. ii Ii .1 .,,
Rhone, on winning theVolvo EcoCi, I1 i. i Logo art competition, which will
be used byVolvo in theirworldwide im. i i i I. publicity!
The newsletter also included a report by Alfred Koolen on CSA's expansion
in Venezuela and the ABC islands. In addition to Bonaire (see report this issue),
Curacao will use the CSA Rule in their Heineken -.1 11 this November And
at the invitation of Mr. Thomas .n1 i1,. from Venezuela, a former Sunfish
world champion, Koolen i II I to Caracas and measured seven boats in
the Puerto Azul Yacht Club.
British Virgin Islands
Club Manager Emma Paull at the Royal BVIYC reports that the iiiI.i
programme is i 1i, I bigger and the club will have a new instructor arriving
from the UK."Will is a RYA Senior Instructor and Powerboat Instructor,"wrote
Paull, who was looking in August for a club member iiinii i to donate air
m iles forW ill's ii. ii,
Jose' 'i. I Diaz Escrich, Commodore of Hemingway International Yacht Club
of Cuba, and Dr. Maria E. Ibarra, Director of the Marine Research Centre of the
Universityof Havana, recently signed a c '.. i. 1, i i I,,1 1i,. .,i i which
the club will contribute to increase knowledge about marine flora and fauna.
Cooperation on the Club's side involves research on highly migratory
species that come to Cuban waters, such as sharks, marlins, turtles, marine
mammals and other pelagic animals. Club members will allowtheir boats and
crews to be used for scientific research purposes carried out by the Marine
Research Centre and scientists from foreign institutions that cooperate with
this centre. As representative of the International Game Fish Association
(IGFA) in Havana, Commodore Escrich introduced in Cuba the tag and release
method in 1998.
Trinidad & Tobago
The Trinidad and Tobago 1I I Association continues to join the battle
against cancer as its President David Leighton handed over a cheque for
one million dollars to the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society in Port of
Spain in July. Over five million dollars have been raised by the association
since their Annual International Cancer Benefit Regatta was launched
in 2000. April's event featured four racing classes as favourable weather
conditions and enthusiastic sailors took to the waters offTTSA's Headquarters
Since 2004, the ii. iiI Association has donated a state-of the-art
Colposcopy Unit, a Mobile Mammography Unit and a Hi.i, Resolution
Ultrasound Unit. The funds this year will be used to maintain Vitas House,
a Hospice which will provide 15 terminally ill cancer patients with palliative
care when its doors open this year. In 2007, funds were used to renovate
Vitas House which was donated to the Cancer Society by the Government of
Trinidad and Tobago.
Thirty Five avid sailors on seven boats raced the Sint Maarten Yacht Club's
Statia/Nevis Offshore Regatta the last weekend in July. The race started in
Simpson Bay on Friday morning and finished for the day in Statia after an
averageoffive hoursof iiil .i I L'I I Iorganized buffetand entertainment
at the Old Gin House, old friends met up again after the long break in regular
offshore regattas. Only the young sailors had energy for Statia's Jouvert
Jump-up in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The race was on again to Nevis Saturday morning. The average time for
this leg of the 1 11, was 412 hours, and the festivities were held at Oualie
Beach Resort. With an early start on Sunday morning, the fleet made their
way back to St. Maarten. This final leg covering over 60 nautical miles took
the boats an average of 81/2 hours to complete. Prize Giving was held at the
Yacht Club at 6:30pm. PanicAttack aced first place in the Racing class, with
Kick em Jenny second and Too Rhum Punch in third. Cruising class was won
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There was no doubt about which boat won the 36th annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue M 11111 I. .,,, I,
(ABMT), for an ever-growing crowd of captains, crews, anglers and spectators spontan ..i I .I I iI..
hand-claps and h- ii, II when Luis Bacardi's 58' Bertram, Rum Bum, backed into its iii. ., .i.. i
St. Thomas'American Yacht Harbor. The two I I .'I I11 I on the outriggers were what i I I II, I I
I. I,. I the Florida-based boat to be the first and only boat of the tournament ti i I I ii
marlin over four days of I II I. August 14 to 17.
"It was, ii ii i '11 "says Luis Bacardi, who made five of the releases and finished Se .... I I ,
while his wife Jennifer made the other five and ended Third Top Angler and Top Femal i. i1 I
Rum Bum mate, David 'Pompano mII. ii,, tells of the excitement and tension dun' i iii, I I .
Ii.i i "We tried not to listen to the radio and to what the other boats were catching. Ol' 11 1 1 i.1 ii
to just keep running with the ball and score as many touchdowns as we could. After all lii, i.1I I I.....
is known as the Super Bowl of sports 1 11 I It's incredible, and trust me, not that easy al ii I.. iI
It was an i II. I and i i I I ii week of I i., i for the 29-boat fleet, with cr ,i,.i ii II .
i ,ii. I from the U.S. mainland and Caribbean. What would become tropical storm Fay ,i I I I .
in lay days as the fleet decided to stay in port while the worst of the rain blew i ..i. .1 1I 11 i i
I I 1I I days were up to 12 hours long for much of the fleet that chose to fish off the far i 1 1 , Ii .,
Island of Anegada, a good hour or more run from St. Thomas for most boats.
But the marlin bite was on and the fleet tallied 124 releases by the time lines were . 1 i I i 1
That's no small feat when you talk about fish the size, ii i,. ii I and spirit of blue marlin,
"All of our catches were in the 350 to 600 pound-plus range, big fish,' says Rum But ,i. I
In other awards, Jose Valdes, Jr's Mojito earned Second Top Boat, while George Lorton's ...'. I .
outThird Top Boat. Both boats released nine blue marlin apiece, but Mojito was the first to i ii 1. .1 i
Richard Rice, from Sedan, Kansas, I ii i aboard the April Michelle, earned Top
Angler with six blue marlin releases. Rice pockets $10,000 cash and picked up
priceless bragging rights.
The ABMT is the third and final tournament in the 4th annual Bermuda
Triangle Series, an event with legs in June in the Bahamas and July in Bermuda.
Team Rum Bum earned Top Team of the 2008 series and Luis Bacardi Top Series
Angler. Bacardi wins a gold hook shaped pendant inset with a diamond.
The ABMT is also the fourth of the 2nd annual five leg Spanish Main Series,
which sees anglers fish in hot spots such as Venezuela, the Dominican Republic,
the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S.Virgin Islands. Florida anglerTom
Green, I .1 i from aboard the 73-foot Donzi Somoya, was Top Series Angler for
the St. Thomas leg. Green pockets a black coral-encased gold doubloon inset
with an emerald created by the late Bernard Passman. The SMS concluded with
the Boqueron Open, September 13 14, in Boqueron, Puerto Rico.
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lberto 'Pipo' Gual's Pink Lady won Top
Boat at the 55th edition of the Club
Nautico de San Juan International
Billfish Tournament, held August 11 to
17, with the release of four blue marlin. The big
news is thatTeam Pink Lady defended its title for
the second year in a row.
"This is one of the few times that a boat has
won twice in a row the International Tournament.
They did their best," says Gonzolo Miguel Ferrer,
tournament chairman,' referring to the historic win.
Meanwhile, Amirita, owned by Ecuadorian
Pepe Anton, finished as Second Top Boat, also
with four blue marlin releases. While both Amirita
and PinkLady had the same number of points, Pink
Lady arrived at their total first to lead.
Following in the best boat category, Little Elo,
owned by Joe Ramirez Alzamora, finished third
with three released reeled in by his brother Rene;
fourth was the Tatiway, owned by Osvaldo de Leon;
and fifth was Evemar, belonging to Herbert Soto.
In the angler category, Rene Ramirez Alzamora
remained in first place from early on in the
competition, followed by Gual, the Ecquardian
Anton, U.S. mainlander Robert Browning, and
Puerto Rican Rafael Delgado. In the visiting angler
category, the winners were Pepe Anton from
Ecuador, followed by Roberto Browning and Tony
Carrizosa, both from the U.S., who took second
and third place, respectively.
The top female angler was Maria Perez, a
resident of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, who has been
fishing for five years. She released two blue marlin
from aboard the boat Dona Lucy.
Carrizosa and Bob Hickson won, followed by San
Juan Club Nautico 06 with Gual, Gustavo Hermida
and Raymond Garffer. In third place, from Ecuador,
was Pepe Anton, Jose Cucalon and Francesco
Zunino. Team USA 2 won an entree
into the IGFA Tournament to be held at Cabo g
San Lucas in May 2009 and airline tickets to Costa
Rica, courtesy of COPA Airlines.
In the interclub division, the winners were
San Juan Bay Marina 02 (Claudia Ferrer, Luis Perez
Gonzalez and Luis Umpierre), followed by CNSJ
07 with Mike Benitez, Eugenio Belaval and Ralph
Christiansen, Jr., and Cangrejos 03 with Ricky and
Frankie Jaen and Manuel Suarez.
"We worked hard but it was an excellent
tournament with wide support from international
anglers," Ferrer says.
A total of 199 anglers from 12 countries fished
on 51 boats and released a total of 63 blue marlin. -&
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Beautiful Montserrat has ideal sport fishing conditions
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Anglers from around the world are
invited to compete in the island's
biggest fishing event of the year, the
14th Annual Open Fishing Tournament
to be held on October 25, 2008 at Little
Bay. Hosted by The Montserrat Fisherman's
Cooperative and the Montserrat Tourist Board,
the event provides an opportunity for avid game
fishermen, regardless of skill, to win numerous
prizes and bonuses.
Little Bays ideal I 1 i i ii,,, i conditions offer enthusiasts some of the finest
I I,,i, I in the world. Largely due to the volcanic eruptions that devastated
portions of Montserrat nearly 15 years ago, the destination's pristine waters
remain abundant with underwater life. The island also features a variety of
offshore game fish that include Marlin,Tuna and ii.... 1,
"It is our hope that Montserrat gains ..iiii.., as a destination for
competitive I...i ii i I "said Director ofTourism Ernestine C II ii .
will find Montserrat's annual tournament to be ac I I ,11 ll i i yet I, 11mh ,. I and
1. iii,. I experience'
Prizes for the best catch will be given in four categories i ii iii. i 1I 1 i1
Wahoo, Tuna and Mahi Mahi. The Champion Boat prize goes to the heaviest
catch and special bonus prizes are offered for anyone breaking the i I Iii-I
records. Past record catches include a 71 Ib. Wahoo i ... a 302 Ib. Marlin
(1995), a 51 Ib. Dolphin (1990) and a 51 Ib. ....I and 78 Ib. Tuna (1989). To
be ii. 111 .1 to participate in the tournament each contestant must have a
completed entry form with a paid i ii iii .. i fee of $125EC (approximately
$46 USD) per each person on the boat. All boats will depart from Port Little
Bay at 4 a.m. and must return by 3:30 p.m. for the weigh-in.
Visitors ii1 i,. h. i the event will have the option to stay at the Tropical
Mansion Suites conveniently located on the north end of the island close
to Little Bay. The hotel is currently (i i. iii accommodations at a special
. 1ii1 rate of $90 USD for single occupancy and $120 USD for double
occupancy 1 ii ii. i all applicable taxes. For reservation information visit
www.tropicalmansion.com or call 664-491 8767.
Forinformation 11 i.I the2008OpenFishingTournament(-i I 11 Ii' ..I'
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Since 2000, all fixed mount VHF radios sold
have been required to have DSC emergency
functions. Early DSC VHFs had single receivers
which scanned between 1 ..... I on channel 70
and the set station. This meant a signal could be
missed even if for a short period. The newer units,
Class D, have two receivers with one dedicated
for the DSC function -so one receiver is always
tuned to CH 70.
If you have this feature built into your VHF, the
i i 11111. I is you need to do is to make it specific to
your boat. This means you need an MMSI, Mobile
Maritime Service Identity number issued by the
national authority in the country where your vessel
is registered. In the US this is the FCC. A quirk in
the US system is that if you get your MMSI from
BoatUS or similar agencies it is not registered in the
International Database. Only those numbers issued
by the FCC are in the International data base.
You can go online at http://www.itu.int/
cgi-bin/htsh/mars/shipsearch.sh and see if your
MMSI number is there. If not, you need to take steps
to correct this if you operate outside US waters. An
MMSI that is not registered in the International
database will delay an emergency response when
the number is received at a SAR center. In other
words if you need help it will be delayed -not the
best situation if you are sinking, etc.
Once you have the MMSI get your VHF manual
which has instructions on how to program the
DSC function. It will ask for the number and your
boat name. Another often overlooked instruction
is that the VHF needs a position input. Normally,
the NMEA output of a GPS *, .--i--111 iii. your
position into its messages, without a position
distress message, is useless.
Your VHF is now ready to transmit an
emergency message to all vessels within VHF
range. This message, at a minimum, will give
your MMSI number, the vessel's name and its
location -this is a distress message. It will then
switch automatically to channel 16 to monitor
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any replies to your call -from there it is 1, II I
like any other distress situation. Your VHF has
now set an alarm off in EVERY DSC-equipped VHF
within range, -1 ill, a 15-25 mile circle of your
vessel. This alarm signal is annoying, loud, and
overrides the volume iii. I on receivers and
it is sure to get attention -whereas a May-Day
broadcast on 16 may not. The I 1 ,,II.i station
may not be on 16, may have the squelch set
too high, the volume turned down or no one is
I i 11m. i the DSC feature cuts thru these issues
and gets attention.
Newer VHFs have additional DSC features for
the Distress Message -a menu of messages can
also be sent, along with the distress signal, to alert
the responder as to the type of distress making it
an even more valuable tool as the responder can
evaluate its nature and take action even if there is
no additional voice communication. Perhaps the
sender is too busy to work a voice connection or
the nature of the distress has progressed beyond
their ability to function. Whatever the reason,
the message has been sent & received and the
name of the vessel, location and nature of the
distress are stored in the memory of the receiver's
VHF; however, as with any distress it is better to
establish voice communication guaranteeing the
responders can be coordinated.
Ships are no longer required to maintain
a 1 1 11 i watch on Channel 16 -many do,
but in the future DSC will be the only way to
contact them, and a call to all ships or to their
specific MMSI number is required. New systems
are becoming a must for cruising safety and
general communication. -.
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MAKING A L\ISI LIST
I ample, if the top of the cockpit coaming hits you right in the small of the back when
*. I I. ii, back in the seat, you might make the coaming higher, add a cushioned back rest, or
I1 I I seat lower on a new boat. Write it down and bring it to the designer's attention when
*. I lop a new design or use your own skills to adapt the plans to your requirements.
iI 11 I around a boat show, carry a i1111 I camera and a small tape recorder to make
lick and instant records of 1ii, i,. I features. Collect brochures of boats of the size
you are interested in, and analyze the features and gear supplied. By developing a solid
analysis you will be able to decide whether a production boat will fill your needs
instead of ., 111. ii I it yourself
Write down how you plan on 1iII I your new self built boat. Do you race
a i II. ii on weekends? If so, will your new boat be competitive when it is
finished? Do you sail only from one port toanother?lfyou plan on <.I. iI 1, i. I
this styleof iiI. 1 II 1ii i your newboatofferthatyou don'talready have?
Do you routinely fish twenty miles offshore? If so will your new boat allow
you to explore i I I,,. I grounds? Will it be safer or easier to fish from? Do
you intend iiI i around the world? If so, will that dream hold for the five
years that it will take to build your dream boat?
Unless you intend to change your iiiiii style .i ill, a new boat
should be <.., ,ii. i, I to reflect what you have done in the past. Most people
are comfortable with the type of ili i they enjoy and don't want to change
it too far from what they love.
By making a wish list you can prioritize the equipment that you install on
the boat. For example, if you are going to build a new racing i ll. II look
at how every piece of gear is used and see if you can eliminate it, make
one piece do the job of two or design a new piece of gear that is iii I
If you plan on ,* i I,. i a small cruising boat, i. out what you are
going to install and what can be eliminated. For example, I ii. I on a 24
footer (about 7.5 m) is more akin to camping out than it is to a hotel room.
So ask yourself what makes your camping more enjoyable. Is it higher
headroom, having a flush head going to a *.. iii. I tank, having a two burner
stove? If yes, you might want to look at more conventional hull shape instead
of a flat bottomed racing style hull shape.
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Use the same techniques when determining how a larger boat should be
equipped. For example, if you want a cabin with a double bunk and head for
yourself, two staterooms each with a private head for your children, a place
to work and another cabin for 1 1I 1. I Aunt Polly, you will either have to make
some compromises or build a 60-foot boat.
Continue .ii .- 1 11 ,. with a list of gear. For example, if you feel you
really must have a large freezer/refrigerator in the i ill give it a one. If you
can compromise on the size, give it a two. If the freezer is not particularly
important, make it an icebox and give it a three. When this list is done you
will have a good idea of the equipment you'll really need and a basis for the
list of specifications that either you or a designer uses. It can also be used to
get an idea of the (. i Il displacement of the boat.
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The selection of a hull affects many of the other decisions that need to be
made in the design. For example, suppose you decide that steel is the only
material for your purposes. It is relatively inexpensive, it can easily be welded,
and it can be repaired anywhere in the world.
But steel boats tend to be heavy, so the sail plan will be larger, the rig
taller, and the engine larger, which means that the fuel tanks will need to be
larger, so your savings in material costs almost disappear
By comparison, a composite boat with more expensive hull materials will
be as strong as steel, but much iii I meaning that the sail plan, rig, engine,
and tankage will be smaller and less expensive and fuel and new sails will be
less expensive over the life of the boat. Plus it will sail faster and will usually
get you into harbor before bad weather strikes.
1iii, I i I ~,ii. i how boats are built might save you time and money. A
production boat is produced from production .. -ii.- I and is virtually
identical to every other boat in the line. Options are available to customize a
boat, but the basic hull and interior layout is the same on every vessel.
In contrast, a customdesign isonethatisdesigned I iii 11 fora client.
The client pays for the design, and the -.. h 111 I (if any), and usually buys the
rights to one-time use of the plans, unless a production arrangement is
Both options require forking over a large sum of money right at the
beginning. Most amateurs want to build their own boat because they can
do the work themselves and because they can get exactly the boat that
However, there is another path, semi-custom ..iii.in. i buy a hull and
deck from a production builder and fit out the interior yourself You can often
obtain a semi-custom boat in several stages of completion. The most basic
method is to buy a hull and deck only. An amateur ii. 1i i ll have to build
the interior, fit the keel and rudder, install the deck and bolt it into place, and
do i I ,II,. I else to make the boat float.
An easier stage might be to have the major .ll i i I where
you want them located, the hull and deck fitted .. iI i the engine, keel,
and rudder fitted, leaving the plumbing, wiring, and interior furniture for you
to finish. For a person who does not have a lot of time or skill this method
provides a viable option and generally cuts the cost by about 20 to 30%.
Ii, 1 il.1i i your own boat, then, requires a commitment of time, materials,
and effort, but the end result is often a beautiful boat, be it sail or power,
that saved the owner I- 1i iili amounts of money. Eventually it will be
finished...and your family and friends will still love you when the project is
over and you emerge from your hermitage (also known as the boat shed) at
the end of it. _
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 37
E I REGATTAS BEHIND THE SCENES
RACE ORGANIZERS MEET THIS MONTH
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
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place October 24-25 and sets the tenor for the 2008-09 season to come.
The purpose of the ROC, says Cary Byerley, CSA president, "is to bring
. i ii, 1 representatives from all the Caribbean regattas to exchange ideas,
knowledge, joint Iii iii. I 'I..i l i,, and network.
I iii. such as this have ended the 'my regatta is better than yours'
mentality, says Byerley. "Organizers have grown to become partners in
1 i orchestration and have come to realize the importance of working
,. Ii, i to make beneficial changes in all IIII therefore helping the
whole Caribbean region"
Topics for discussion can bejustabout ii iI..II I JulieSan Martin, director
of the St. Croix International Regatta, explains, "Last year, for example, we
spent a lot of time on 1 Iii iII. I and sponsor'management' No 1 Iii iII. I
no sponsors, no regattas. In theory, a 1 i11 should be able to be put on
"There's also the difficulty of 1 1 i ii an appropriate volunteer race
committee and work boats out on the course,' San Martin adds. "It appears
that all the islands have the same issues of aging out and low volunteerism.
We have started going to each other's regattas and working as race
committee, sometimes for room and board, sometimes on our own ticket'
Race (.1i. 11 111 i..'1 says Peter Bailee, who chaired Tobago Race Week last
year,"requires a lot of preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience
for all, both on and off shore. Lots of boats, people, communications, people
on I I 1. II.1 in event of a crisis, entertainment, and most importantly i III I
I iiii ,. I is key, says Judy Petz, director of the BVI Spring Regatta f ,i,, I
Festival and CSA vice president-north."The major difference among regattas
38 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2008
I h Id 1. 1, 1 -i I,
is scale. It takes all of the same elements, from I .ii I race officers, food,
entertainment, committee boats, sponsors, awards, volunteers and then of
course i ,i,. I sailors to come and race. The BVI has a full year document of
all the areas and tasks to cover. Larger events have full time managers"
The major players, says the CSA's Byerley,"are the ones that put the ii I
.. I i in the correct way. Ifyou do not have the ground work in place then it
is very hard for the i ii i officials to do their work to the best that they can'
The 111 director, adds St. Croix's San Martin, "operates as a dictator
with a highly competent committee. Next up is the sponsor and ,11 1i Im. I
manager This job falls to the director in the smaller iii i but seems
to be developing as a distinct position for many regattas. Then, there's the
International Judges and PRO -Primary Race Officer. In recent years we've
seen a new style that calls for different racing circles, each with its own
PRO. We run three in St. Croix, as does Culebra, St. Thomas and the BVI,
San Martin adds,"The reason we all use I ii,,. I officials is to expand our
knowledge. By bringing in the guys who are working the events in the US,
we have the opportunity to stay current-and to learn and improve!"
Organizing a -I iIl I in the Caribbean has its own unique (1c ill i,.
One of the biggest, San Martin says, is"the lack of fleets. Because of our small
size, we don't have large one-design classes. Instead, we have an odd mixture
of boats that the organizers handicap so they can race each other'
Another c( i, 1 ,. says San Martin, is "last minute *I 11 iii'.., This is
a problem for all the Caribbean regattas. In the U.S., I iin ..is usually
cut off about two weeks before a big event. In the Caribbean, we only
have about 40 percent of our competitors identified two weeks ahead
Of course, the region's biggest advantage also presents its own c 11 ii i
The BVI's Petz says, "The Caribbean has the most beautiful and perfect iliI I
water in the world. Our largest (c 11 i,. i is I i people know about the
events. To achieve a laid-back atmosphere with high tech and professional
standards is essential to have sailors spread the word and return'
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 39
11 ~t~i Ulal k*
THE BVI's DONTAE HODGE
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
was a bit skeptical when his mother talked him into to trying a ,iii, i class. But today, the
accomplished junior sailor is glad she did.
"It was about four years ago when I took a basic KATS (Kids and the Sea) class,"says DonTae.
"I loved it and have never turned my back on ,iII I since"
The Hodges, he says, "grew up around the water, but we never really had an interest in
,ill ... It was powerboats my family loved. But, I've come around and changed this and
maybe even changed this for the next t i i, 1 i'. -i of my family'
What made this 15-year-old stick with iIl I was the thrill of being able to control the
boat all by himself and by using only Mother Nature."When I started, I was amazed. ,I,,. I
gave me such a rush that from that point I always needed to be on the water"
Today, DonTae's adrenalin rush comes i 1.. .11. i competition.
"I like both racing and cruising. They're very similar in some ways, yet very different in others,"
he explains."When you raceina .II I1 I you have a lotoffun. Butwhen you touch thatwateryou
don't have friends until you're back on land. You have to be zoned in and you have to be serious
or else your coach will be on your case forever With cruising it's always a fun environment. It's less
stressed, but it's also still a learning environment that can help you with racing."
DonTae started ,iI,.I i Optimist ii,,. iiii His first major
regatta was the 2006 Scotiabank International Optimist
Regatta in St. Thomas. "This i 11ii was very hard for me
because I was relatively new to the Optimist. I didn't know
that much about the boat and I was ii II.I against sailors
that had years of training while I had only been ,lI. I for two
years.This III I pushed me to train harder. It also made me
prove to everyone that the years of experience these other
good sailors had wasn't i 1 11i,11. because I was able to
learn what they had too and get right up there with them'
Over the past two years, and beyond both U.S. and British
Virgin Islands, DonTae has traveled to sail in Puerto Rico,
Mexico and Curacao.
"Travel to Mexico (2007 Optimist North American
Championships) was my favorite,' he says. "The people were
nice, the hotel was nice, conditions were nice and all these
make it a trip I will never forget'
Windy weather made conditions c i11 il i 11 ii. i at the 2008
Optimist North American Championships in Curacao, says
DonTae."All the experiences helped me to recognize that it's
not just about performing well at home, but also going out
in the world and performing with the best of the best'
In addition to Optimist, DonTae'has sailed Hobie Cats, large
cruising yachts, lasers, 420s and IC24s. It was aboard an IC24
that he enjoyed one of his biggest ilii ,. i '. 11 .111. ii' to date.
"Last year, for the Bitter End Pro Am Regatta, the BVI Youth
IC24 team was invited to participate and race against the
pros,' he says."Our team was made up of Alec Anderson, Elsa
Myers, James Woods, Sam Woods, our coach Chris Watters
and myself" The first day's racecourse traced from North
Sound (Virgin Gorda) to The Baths and back.
"On the first beat of the first leg, we were in the top three
positions, 1 ii,. I most of the pros ii 1. i ii. i Peter Holmberg,"
DonTae relates."That was until he showed off his pro skills and
, ll 1 I a jibe close to the rocks while everyone was going deep
around the rocks. He cut off the whole fleet and the first leg
was his. We ended up in fourth, but the day wasn't overyet'
Lunch at the Baths prefaced a team ,11 i,. i Watters called
with the kids to work out the kinks.
"We started the second leg like pros and won the start,"
DonTae says."Ben Ainslie and Peter Holmberg didn't do their
best on this leg, so they were pushed back. We finished
in second, and when points were iii i, we finished first
1 I i This felt great. The pros saw our talent and we were
noticed. After that, we all felt we could easily get in contact
with some of the best sailors in the world because we proved
ourselves and didn't give up'
DonTae ages out of Optimist this year. "The next step for
me is the Laser," he says."I love this boat because of its speed
When DonTae isn't iiiII1 he takes piano lessons, plays
i 11 ill, cruises on his low-rider bike, and studies in his
junior year of high school.
In the future, i,. .,.i, he aspires to compete in the
Olympics and perhaps become a professional sailor His
advice to younger sailors who may want to follow in his wake
is this:"When you first start 1ii 1. i it doesn't have to be about
completion. Have fun with it. Don't worry about the kids that
have more liiI,. i experience and are iiI,. i better than you.
Just do your best and your time will come"' -I
40 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2008
"Since November, Martin Jenkins, two times Optimist World Champion,
has been training the Optimist and the Splash group. Training at home
is sometimes difficult being the only girl in the top team and it is hard to
measure what my level really is"' van Aanholt said.
What's next for the new champion? "Next year, I would like to participate
again in the ISAF Youth Worlds in Brasil and the Splash Worlds,' she says. "I
would like to get more training and racing experience in the Laser Radial. I
will need to be even fitter than I am now. I will focus on those i,,,,. "said
"At home in Curagao I will race and train in Splash and train in Laser Radial.
Internationally I will race both classes. After winning this title I know, I will
continue training with even more energy"~ -
For complete results: www.splashworlds.org.
sixteen year old Philipine van Aanholt from Curacao was the top girl
racing at the World Championships sailed out of Tavira, Portugal
in late July. Ben Lutze from New Zealand took the i. IIl World
Championship title for the gold fleet.
Thirteen races with all kinds of wind were completed in the five day event
which attracted 100 Splash sailors from seven countries. After two days of racing
in I.iI i winds, Philipine took the female lead and never gave it away but the
title was not a sure i,,,1. Her biggest rivals, Keziah L- I II from New Zealand
and Mait6 Demeester from i. ii ii,, were right in her trail all the time. Initially * -
1.11 I hII Keziah seemed to be the toughest contender beside Philipine, but
when the wind started picking up during the event, Mait6 was closing the gap.
After the finish of the last race it was still not clear who would be the
World Champion. At the start of the two last races, the committee. ,1i ,11 I
OCS and it could consider both Philipine and Mait6. E 1i1,,ii Philipine
was only once OCS while Mait6 was over early twice. Keziah was without a -
chance to beat Philipine with the stronger winds, but still finished second "
i 11 Maite Demeester had equal points as New Zealand's Laura Ann *
Hemingway, but the tie breaker was in her favor
'Wow, amazing and also a big relief," was Philipine van Aanholts first
reaction after winning. "All year I have trained so hard to be at my best at
these Worlds and then having such a nerve breaking last day. In the end
i,,,.k I turned out well, I am so excited,' she said.
When asked how long she had been ili,. I the Splash, Philipine said,
"I stopped ,iI ,.i Optimists after the OPTINAM in 2006 in Puerto Rico. I
outgrew the Optimist, before I aged out, and the fact that my younger
brother Ard was right behind me or sometimes even ahead of me, also made
me step into the next boat quicker I have sailed two Worlds in Splash, the first
one in Italy and last year in Croatia'
Philipine trains about 12 hours per week, mostly at sea."On top of that we
have theory sessions,' she says. "Since we knew Curagao was going to host A TLAL
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- I II I 1 H I
've been a globe-trc
that I'm losing track
a human being, I'm f
I'm not so socially
that I'm denying m
worthless human, bi
My passport says I'm an American. My mother
thinks of me as a Chicagoan. My wife sometimes
tells people we're from the Midwest-which strikes
me as a clever way of being specific, concrete and
definite... yet so vague as to be useless.
I guess I'm a Westerner in current global
speak-but the lines of the Lace Curtain aren't as
defined as the Iron... and even First, Second and
Third World demarcations blur as America sinks
and China rises.
I'm certainly not a Cim 11 i, ii i,. ..*.li, there
are a couple of The Ten Commandments I vaguely
follow... i .. I ii morality or laziness, I'm not sure.
Yes, it isn't easy after 48 years of i i, I aboard
and ocean iII..i to know what I am or who I
am-or even where I'm i, ii,..
One i,, i. I do know for certain is that I spent
the best years of my life anchored off a tiny island
named St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands-and that they
were the best years of my life in large part because
of the warm, wonderful West Indian people who
If you live in the West Indies for over twenty
glorious years as I did-and it gets under your
skin 1.I11 of your .1.iII. 1i I..i 'dat de
truth, me son!'
The music. The laughter The language. The love.
The Virgin Islands is the only place I've ever
lived from which I did not feel I had to escape. For
COPYRIGHT 2008 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
Prior to coming to theVirgins, she was a lawyer
in the Marshall islands...oh, 30 years ago or more.
)tting sea gypsy so long A few months ago she ,..l .I into Majuro and
somebody in the public defender's department
of my tribal badging: I'm said,"Oh, haven't seen you in awhile, Judy... here's
airly sure of that. I mean, a new case
When she explained that she'd been gone
and culturally confused about three decades and thus probably wasn't
y species. I might be a still licensed to practice law within that territory..
they just'tsk, tsk-ed,' checked and she was still all
ut human I am. legaleagle. "You're good to go,"she was told,"and
about this case...
Oh, ain't the Third World wonderful?
Judy was influenced by her brother John (and
wife Lucy) who circumnavigated in the late 1990s.
They had so many so many sons (they were too
active to accurately count) that their small red
a C...... II 11 I i that's saying a lot. Yes, I eventually boat seemed like a can of blond-headed worms.
sailed away... I .I, i 11, left... but a large part of Anchored fairly close to Judy and Brian is
my heart was left behind. Seaquester Ted aboard his b11.ll. ... .iii .I
The bottom line: I neverstayc. I I, 1i i 1111 Jim Brown Searunner trimaran-a multi-freak
for as long as I stayed on St. John-and thus that who used to work as a wood butcher making
tiny rock is labeled 'home'within my heart forever, cattlemarans with the zebra crew of Gold Coast
I am not the only one who feels this way. Marine in St. Croix.
Others do too. They leave and fly back to the We recently hung out with him and his wife
economic iiiii i of the States... or to the Karen while in New Zealand and they had dinner
adventure of Europe or to their roots in Mother aboard with us in I i,,.i. i i just before we
Africa... but they are always looking back over shoved off in 2006 (or was it 2007?).
their shoulder... wondering which road march Speaking of Teds... perhaps all of us Virgin
was best at carnival... which calypso song was Islanders were influenced by Ted SEYMOUR, a
almost banned... which senator is going to jail for runner and a teacher who was also from St. Croix
what foolishness, and who circumnavigated in Love Child in the
But there is a II i i 111 I to even the darkest early 1990s... the first black circumnavigator ever
cloud.Oneofthe ,i I i iii,. ,ii.. .1 being i iI I But that's another article: Ted Seymour is such
Virgin Islander is that you get to meet up with a rare, remarkable guy... a runner, teacher, sailor,
other Virgin Island sailors as you circumnavigate, stock market whiz, devoted father, vivid storyteller
-1. il now there's whole nest of'em in Majuro, (I like his tale of 'Love, Hate and the Boat Boys
Marshall islands, Pacific ocean. of E, i I.1 best) that I'd need to devote an entire
Judy Knape and Brian Lane of Ursa Minor (Saga article to the Good Captain just to do him justice.
43) are dear friends. I remember iI I,. 1,i,. I weekly For now I'll just leave it at how much I respect and
,11 ii.. with Judy of the VIMI (Virgin Islands admire him... as both as a man and a sailor.
Marine Industry association) and the VICL (Virgin ...see what I mean? How the VI gets under
Islands Charter Yacht League) back in the late your skin and into your heart? Anyway, back to
1970s and early 1980s... never dreaming that she'd Virgin Islanders cruising abroad.
I ill,11 I. :-ome president of both .. i i i ii..i One of Judy Knape's best friends in the VI
at various times in her marine/legal career chartering scene was Gwen Hamlin.
42 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2008
Gwen is a bit of a renaissance women: novel
writer, dive master, yacht captain and journalist are
just a few of the professions she shines in. -i. i~
now she's in Vanuatu with Don Wilson aboard
their CSY 44. (They're really savoring their ultra
slow circiiIo .... i i.... we keep lapping them!)
She currently writes the Admiral's Angle
column for Lats and Atts.
Just a few boats over from Judy and Brian is the
II I I -1 wooden boat shipwright Woodchuck
(Chuck Handy) of the Independent Boat Yard
(IBY) in Brenner's Bay Lagoon, St. Thomas. The
i,11, I I remember most about Woodchuck is his
smile. He's always i liiin. always grinning, always
i 1.. il. i good cheer I'd always make a point
to stop by the IBY when he was c ,,ill 11,. I an old
wooden boat or ., 1 I.i in a new plank-and
he'd always take a moment or two to casually
gam with me.
iI. i,. i,. five minutes basking in the
sunlight of Woodchuck was enough to keep me
in a good mood all day.
Woodchuck loves boats, loves life and loves
people... and that shows i i..~ .ii :".11.lii with
I always ki.. .I. Ii that Woodchuck was so good
at making sawdust that he was sort of i Ii ,.i
his time and talent patching up the dilapidated
craft of the local Lagoonies... but now I realized
he was just living and laughing with the people
he loved... and the economic bottom line be
damned. (Now Woodchuck fixes up old iiii,.I
ships for the movie industry which is much
more lucrative than ii. ii i,. in i the local Red
...somehow or another the Legendary,
Notorious and InfamousTim Peckof Awlgrip fame
gave Woodchuck his lovely 42 footer Deviant
probably because the name fit both men so well.
...see, it really is the people who make a
place. Marcus Compton. The charming Austin
Gumbs. Tugboat Tom. Kiwi Brett. Morgan Avery.
Bruce Merced. 'i.iii Whitey. Mike Sheen. The
Holmberg boys. Pieter and Pat Stocken. Dyke and
Inga i111 i. ii Peter Muilenburg. Les Anderson.
Calvin the Crane Mon and his faithful sidekick
Danielle. Carlo. Custom Canvas Chris. Inflatable
Frank. Mace. Parker Hall. Will Howe. Neil Lewis.
Davis Murray. Skip the -i.-.i I and his droopy,
droopy mustache. Cees. Andrew Pan. Mouthpiece
Ruth... oh, what a cast of unbelievably cool, too
strange-for-fiction Caribbean characters!
...and, of course, Timmy Carstarphen, formerly
of Fabian's L 11. i... i I remember one wild night I
was on St. Thomas-on a demented mission to do
a truly goofy 111. I needed help. It was late. Thus
I i..11 I the bars of Brenner's Bay until I found Tim. I
whispered what I had planned in his ear Now ANY
sane person would have told me to get stuffed but
Timmy just sighed and said,"Why not?"
One of my favorite i,,,,. to do back in my
'drinking daze' was to get ''i.iii Whitey and
Timmy Carstarphen ..' i i- at the Bottoms
Up, buy 'em a few drinks, and then egg 'em to
spew about the early cut-throat days of USVI's
marine industry... the real story behind the
embryonic chartering industry, not the glossy
PR stuff. (Yes, I realize that Bottom's Up is no
more-but I just can't bear the i.. i.ilik of St.
Thomas without it).
Damn, that was a wild & crazy time with some
truly remarkably Wonderful Waterfront Wackos
and lots of Lush Tropical Vegetables!
...and one of the few names which runs
ii..i I i it all is Carstarphen.
Which finally brings me to the point of
Just last night, we had Teri Batham (formerly
Carstarphen) and her husband Michael over for
dinner aboard Wild Cardin Phuket, Thailand.
Teri grew up aboard the schooner Maverick on
the St. Thomas waterfront in the 1950s and 1960s,
and was a 'wild child'in every sense of the word.
"I'll never forget ii ii into St. Thomas with
my parents in the 1950s," she told me wistfully.
"...those three ,I i ,i .ili.. i hills of Charlotte
Amalie... I i,..,. ii, it was the most beautiful
place in the world... and it was!"
She and her brother Timmy weren't home
schooled, exactly, because'home'was usually on
charter However, they both had a small locker
ashore for their school books and when Maverick
would daysail, they'd be put ashore to 'go to
Timmy wasn't exactly an eager student butTeri
ate it up-and often completed the entire school
year within a few months. Then, since her penny
pinching father certainly didn't want to spring for
more 'ridiculously expensive' tuition... she was
allowed to go to work.
Her first job had a dramatic effect on her
whole life: she worked as an 'assistant' to the
famous marine photographer Howard Johnson
(no relation to the restaurant). Each morning
they'd lug a huge'plate'camera to the entrance of
Charlotte Amalie harbor-and photograph all the
(then lovely) daysail boats charging out on port
tack. (Aren't the tradewinds wonderful... that I
can know, from forty years and 15,000 miles away,
what tack they were on?)
In the afternoons, a (very thirsty) Howard would
'retire to the bar to promote sales'and Teri would
develop, printand sell the ,'il II, I photographs.
On special days, when the air was particularly
clear, she and Howard would laboriously climb
up various hills around St. Thomas and take many
of the most III i.. ii photographs of 'old' St.
Thomas that exist today.
Yes, Teri and Michael & Carolyn and I have
much in common. We're Virgin Islanders. We're
sailors. We all hooked up with our current partners
at 16 years of age. We're both feature writers
for Cruising World-and photographers as well.
We've both written marine-related books (hers in
a cruising guide to Japan).
And there we were, half way around the world,
"...laughing'boutdis and datoleting! Like detime
she and Rudy Thompson (of Cold Beer) brought de
trampoline to carnival... and dey were I ii,. I so
high dey almost hit the overhead cables... ya
mon,datwas 'ii, ."'' i eh?" ,&
Editors note: Fatty and Carolyn are recovering from the
Thailand 'honeymoon' charter of daughter Roma Orion
and son-in-law Christian Rojas.
Cap'n FattyGoodlanderlivesaboardWild Card with his wife
Carolyn and cruises throughout the world. He is the author
of "Chasing the Horizon" by American Paradise Publishing,
"Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsies"and "The Collected Fat." For
more Fat-flashes, see fattygoodlander.com.
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 43
Charlie has been examining environmental
issues very seriously lately. Environmentalists'
quest for nature conservation often ignores the
fact that humans are a part of nature too. Our
very existence in even the most non intrusive
way impacts the environment. When we cut
a cabbage or kill a goat we are ilh iii.- the
environment. Power boats cause atmospheric
, .11, ii' ..i When we go for a walk we probably
tread on an ant, annihilate an earwig or swat a
mosquito at almost every step. When we build
a house nature is impacted in a zillion ways.
Delicate coral reef systems are in danger from
inexperienced snorkelers and divers who step
on fragile corals causing irreversible damage.
Charlie has come up with answers. From
now on there will be no gardening for food
or ii- iii of animals. Other countries will have
the burden of ruining their environment and
the BVI will import all its food. This way herds of
goats will roam unharmed, chickens and roosters
can multiply with impunity and the dulcet tones
of cocka-i .- -.11 -.i- .... iin. i can be enjoyed by
all residents at all hours of the day and night
(BVI roosters are in a time warp and don't know
dawn from dusk). Cattle will also go unharmed
and cow pies will be plentiful to be used as
fertilizer for cauliflowers, cabbages, lettuces, etc.
(for decorative use in gardens only).
As far as the human footprint is concerned
this major concern will be addressed as follows.
All tourists and residents will only be il. I-
to walk on stilts. This will have a dual positive
effect. Insects and grasses will be largely spared
and mocko jumble schools will give stilt
i1 .i. i lessons at hefty fees, thus helping
All power boats will be banned because
of .. '11,11- Ferries will be under sail, oars or
,. i. 111 This w ill not only assist in ... '11 11..
control but will help the local government
with unemployment issues. Ferries will
have a minimum of fifteen pairs of oarsmen
I. ... i I o n ly).
1..i 1 i iill r ..tbeallowed near coral reef
There will be a fifteen foot depth limit around all
reef systems. Scuba i i 11. I will be banned since
this activity is too hard to monitor
Charlie is very pleased to announce that
due to his i 1i1i. i Il research he has been hired
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Looking for a Yacht in the Caribbean?
Welcome to the "Right Place"
We are very pleased to introduce ourselves,
123 Hulls Yacht Sales based in Tortola in the
BVI, with an additional office in St Martin,
We understand that buying a boat is an emotional
time as well as a financial investment, and we will strive
to alleviate your stress. It is important that you feel
comfortable at all times.
Our integrity and a meticulous attention to detail are the
forces that drive us. We combine exceptional levels of
personal service with a commitment to ensuring that
every aspect, of every transaction will run smoothly.
Our number one priority is to successfully match
our client's needs, to a yacht that will exceed their
expectations. We have a reputation for honesty and
hard work and "getting the job done," all of which have
contributed to our rapid success in the industry
The secret of our success is experienced yacht brokers
who listen to our customers needs and then know where
to find yachts that will fit those needs. All our yacht
brokers are real sailors who really know the ins and outs
of all the models we have for sale.
Our aim is to make every stage of your yachting
experience secure, fulfilling and pleasurable.
To find out more detail about Choosing a Broker, Buying a boat,
Selling a Boat, Ma king Offers on boats, please visit our web site at
www.123hulls.com. The visit could save you a lot of time, money,
and stress. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any
queries or questions.
We look forward to meeting and working with you in making
your dreams a reality.
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Cell Carol: 284-499-0591
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Jim & Deborah Veiga
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Atlas Yacht Sales & Charters is the premier full
service sailboat brokerage and dealership in
Puerto Rico. The offices and facilities of Atlas
Yachts are located at Marina Puerto Del Rey Fajardo,
PR, known as the "Gateway to the Caribbean" or The
Spanish Virgin Islands. In the early 90's Atlas Yachts
began serving the needs of sailors and sailboat own-
ers with the simple philosophy that our clients are fel-
low sailors and should be treated with the same kindly
respect that sailors bestow upon one another, i.e. "the
mariners law of the sea". Jim & Deborah Veiga own and
operate Atlas Yacht Sales & Charters which has been a
corporate member of the Yacht Brokers Association of
America since 1998, the only YBAA member in Puerto
Rico to date and the authorized dealers for Lagoon
Catamarans and Hunter Sailboats for Puerto Rico. Atlas
offers ASA sailing certifications, Sailtime Fractional Sailing
and for those interested in bareboat chartering Atlas has
introduced Caribe Yacht Charters, SAILCARIBE.com.
Atlas Yachts Sales Brokerage offers quality pre-owned
sailboats and a full spectrum of brokerage services. Our
clients, both the buyers and the sellers, come from all
parts of the world and have enjoyed the ease of doing
business in Puerto Rico with Atlas.
Atlas Yacht Sales offers new Lagoon Catamarans for our
Puerto Rico client base and those wishing to have their
Lagoon based and managed in Puerto Rico. Lagoon is
the premier catamaran manufacturer and makes for an
excellent way to cruise our Caribbean waters.
Hunter is the mono-hull line that Atlas represents and
has proven to be very successful. We have many Hunter
owners in our area. On any given weekend around
Fajardo and the SVI you can see that "Hunter owners
have more fun" as Hunters out number any other brand
out on the water. Atlas Yachts manages the Caribbean
Sailtime base. Sailtime is the world leader in fractional
sailing and offers people a way to sail new boats at
their convenience for a fraction of the cost of owning
or chartering a boat. We also offer ASA certifications
and sail training. Caribe Yacht Charters is for those interested in
bareboat chartering a new Lagoon Catamaran or Hunter in the
Spanish Virgin Islands. SAILCARIBE.com is the comprehensive
web site where you'll find information on every charter option.
Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands of Culebra and
Vieques are treasures ready to be discovered. Sailing on a new
yacht or catamaran is with out a doubt the best way to see
and explore these Islands. We're reachable anytime to answer
questions and provide information. Offering the highest level
of professionalism and a quality product will keep us moving
forward and maintain our customer's happiness, satisfaction
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PO 70005 ste 119 Fajardo PR 00738
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B.V.I. Yacht Sales
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
VI Yacht Sales is located at Nanny Cay Resort and
Marina, the premier marine service location in
the British Virgin Islands. This facility includes a
200-slip marina and full service yard, comfortable hotel
and good restaurants set on a tropical island offering our
clients the most enjoyable Caribbean yacht purchase
With a staff of three full-time brokers, an office/clos-
ing manager and a marketing manager, we are amply
staffed throughout all aspects of the brokerage.
Our Brokers include Todd Duff, with over 24 years Yacht
Brokerage experience in the very popular Annapolis
area before making the move to BVI Yacht Sales. Todd's
knowledge of yachts is tremendous, having personally
owned over 40 yachts during his career! His "hands on"
maintenance experience is invaluable to clients requir-
ing repairs or upgrades to their yachts. Todd is a 100
Ton US Coast Guard Captain who's true love has been
cruising on his many boats from Maine to Guatemala
as well as the central and eastern Caribbean, clocking
around 40,000 miles along the way, making him a great
source of cruising information also.
Chris Simpson is a full time broker and co-owner of BVI
Yacht Sales over the last decade. Prior to brokering he
was Operations Manager for TMM Yacht Charter's larg-
est base, taking care of 50 yachts for many years. Chris's
early passion was teaching sailing, which he did for a
decade in the U.K., including running his own RYA School
with his wife and co-owner, Karen. Chris has spent a
quarterofa century in the sailing industryas well as much
of his childhood years cruising offshore with his parents
which, combined with his other sailing, totals around
40,000 miles. Chris is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor who
has a well rounded knowledge of most things nautical
which he is always happy to share with clients.
From left: Clive Allen, Chris Simpson,Todd Duff
Clive Allen, our newest broker, started his nautical career in the
diving industry two decades ago leading him to work in Australia
and Asia including running his own dive shop in the Philippines.
Clive has spent 4 years live-aboard cruising from Hong Kong to
Madagascar and, more recently, two years cruising the length
and breadth of the Caribbean with his wife and young daughter.
Clive's extensive travels have given him a well rounded outlook
that allows him to quickly tune into any client's requirements,
he is also fully fluent in French which is a great plus. Clive holds
the French Ocean Captain qualification and has a strong back-
ground in diesel mechanics.
B.V.I. YACHT SALES
Est. 1981 Ltd
BVI Yacht Sales Ltd.
Nanny Cay Marina
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tel: 284-494-3260 Fax: 284-494-3535
Jean Paul Bahuaud
Caraibe Yachts FWI
St. Martin Guadeloupe Martinique
3 Locations in the French Islands
Our offices are located in the best marinas on the French
islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Martin. You
will be welcomed and receive the best service.
These 3 islands are among the richest and best equipped
in the Caribbean, with international airports, hospitals,
infrastructures and unrivalled security.
Extensive Experience and a Long Story in the Caribbean
The company has been established for more than 13
years in the Antilles and it is one of the oldest existing
yacht brokerages in the area.
We have sold hundreds of yachts worldwide.
A French / European Environment
Caraibe Yachts is a company under French/
European laws. We are members of the FIN (Marine
French Association) which provides peace of mind for
our clients. The European market is open to us and our
currency is the Euro.
This is a considerable advantage for the resale of yachts
listed in US dollar.
One of the Most Efficient Websites
www.caraibe-yachts.com is an interactive website
established since 1997, where our clients can list their
preferences and remain updated about newly listed
yachts or prospective buyers for their yachts.
Caraibe Yachts is the appointed resale agent of the
famous line of Amel Yachts for the Antilles. Are you
selling or looking for a Supermaramu or an Amel 54?
We are the company to contact.
Experienced and Dedicated Brokers
Jean Paul established in the Caribbean for 23 years -
created Caraibe Yachts in 1995. He has been a skipper and
manager for big companies in the yachting industry.
JP is the leader of Caraibe Yachts and he runs the Guadeloupe office.
Jean has been in the Caribbean for 20 years- Ex skipper and manager
of different charter companies-he runs the Martinique office.
Valerie resident in the Caribbean for 13 years worked in the boat
industry in Sint Maarten and Belize. She runs the Saint Martin office.
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Horizon Yacht Sales
British Virgin Islands ~ Grenada &The Grenadines
Antigua and Barbuda St Martin
Horizon Yacht Sales and Horizon Yacht Charters
are celebrating their 10th Anniversary this
year. With bases in the British Virgin Islands,
Grenada and The Grenadines, Antigua & Barbuda,
and St. Martin, Horizon Yacht Sales is a truly Caribbean-
Horizon Yacht Sales is the Caribbean regional
dealer for Bavaria Yachts whose shipyard produces over
3,500 yachts per year, and is the most efficient yacht
production facility in the world. We are also an
authorized dealerfor Fountaine Pajot catamarans offering
their entire range of luxury catamarans from 36 to 65 feet.
Horizon Yacht Sales represents a good range of quality
brokerage yachts and has the largest listing of pre-owned
Bavaria Yachts on the western side of the Atlantic.
This year Horizon Yacht Sales welcomes Nancy Werfel
to their team as Yacht Sales Manager. Nancy has been
a sailor and boat owner for many years. In addition to
holding a USCG captain's license and being an
experienced charter yacht crew, Nancy has a strong sales
and marketing background and the experience and
expertise to recommend new yachts or find a pre-owned
yacht that meets a client's specific requirements and
complements their lifestyle.
Many of the pre-owned boats available with Horizon
Yacht Sales are either current or ex-charter yachts from
Horizon Yacht Charter's premier fleet. These boats have
been maintained to the highest standards and are likely
to be in better all-round condition than most privately
Horizon Yacht Charters is known throughout the industry
for meticulously maintained charter fleets, exemplary
customer service and unbeatable value. With over
70 yachts in charter management throughout the
Caribbean, and another 30 yachts under private
management, Horizon Yacht Charters has a proven
track record with many satisfied charter guests and
Clockwise from upper left:
BVI (Nancy Werfel, Andrew Thompson, Sylvia Driver), Antigua (Jackie and
Al Ashford), St. Martin (Doug Duong), Grenada (Jacqui Pascall,James Pascall)
Yacht Sales Staff:
British Virgin Islands: Nancy Werfel,
Andrew Thompson, Sylvia Driver
Grenada & the Grenadines: Jacqui Pascall, James Pascall
Antigua & Barbuda: Jackie and Al Ashford
St. Martin: David Duong
If you are looking for a new or pre-owned yacht for either private
cruising or charter management, Horizon Yacht Sales definitely
has the right boat for you, in the right place.
Call or email us, or just drop in and visit our office at Nanny Cay
Marina, Tortola, BVI. We look forward to working with you.
Horizon Yacht Sales
Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola British Virgin Islands
+1 284-494-8787 or 877-494-8787 (Toll Free US)
No Limits Yachts
St. Maarten St. Martin St. Barth -Tortola -
Martinique Fort Lauderdale
Opening an office in Antibes ( FR)
and Holland in 2009
No Limits Yachts and No Limits Charters have been
in and around the Caribbean for about 20 years.
First as a general yacht broker, the company now
specializes in Classic and Vintage motor and sail Yachts.
Visit us online at www.ClassicYachtForSale.com, the
number ONE Internet showcase of Classic Yachts,
Wooden Boats, Vintage Yachts, Spirit of Tradition Yachts,
Schooners, Clippers, 12Metre Rule, 19Metre Rule, J-class,
and other old or Antique yachts. The World's most
beautiful vessels are listed on the No Limits Yachts
classic web site portal, an official Central Yacht Sales
and Charter broker based for almost 20 years in
the Caribbean with offices and broker representatives
located at several Islands and countries.
We have the most extensive database of Classic SAIL and
MOTOR Yachts available anywhere.
Many of the yachts listed with us are exclusive listings
and are not available through other yacht brokers
and companies. Although the web site is updated
often please contact us for updates or information and
proposals about the yacht you are looking for.
We can assure you that our company's specialized
brokers can offer you the yacht of your dreams and will
do anything possible to assist you in your search.
We work closely together with shipwright specialist
partner companies and classic yacht surveyors, and we
have several people in our brokerage company which
have been in the classic yacht building and restoration
for many years.
We have been involved in big projects like the
construction of the four mast barquentines Star Flyer
and Star Clipper and we have a new 185 ft private Tall
ship project ready for building.
Our company also presents a few classic / spirit of
tradition projects including yachts which have been
developed and ready to be constructed.
Please note that we always have several yachts available which
will NOT be listed on the web site or advertised as some
owners prefer not to have the yacht listed on the Internet or
Want to buy or have a classic yacht for sale? Contact us!
No Limits Yachts
Specialized in Classic Yachts Motor & Sail
St.Maarten St.Martin St.Barth Martinique
Grenada Tortola Fort Lauderdale
No Limits Yachts
Classic Yacht For Sale
No Limits Charters n.v. / Caribbean Network Ltd.
St.Maarten St.Martin St.Barth -Tortola -
Martinique Fort Lauderdale
St. Martin Phone: +590590872268
St. Maarten Phone: +5995237671
St. Barth Phone: +590690629955
Martinique phone: +596696261612
Mail: PO.Box 822 St. Maarten Netherlands Antilles
Caribbean Yacht Sales
Management & Charters
Yacht Haven Grande
United StatesVirgin Islands
Southern Trades Yacht Sales was formed in 1977 and
operated out of Yacht Haven Marina in St. Thomas,
USVI until relocating to Road Town, Tortola, BVI
We are excited to announce that we have reopened our
office back at the newly rebuilt Yacht Haven Grande, in
St. Thomas, and now have two locations in the heart of
As such Southern Trades is the oldest independent
yacht sales, management and charter company in the
Caribbean. From the time of its inception, Southern
Trades has always specialized in the resale of active,
income producing, crewed charter yacht businesses. We
have never attempted to be in the bare boat re-sale end
of the brokerage industry nor have we ever really chased
after mom and pop wanting to set sail for Australia
when they retire.
Due to our excellent and prominent location in the
heart of Caribbean chartering we have become the
world-wide, industry leader in guiding new owners
into ongoing, income producing, crewed charter yacht
businesses which require little or no owner input; be it
time or financial contributions. We also offer those yacht
owners wishing to move up the opportunity to sell their
yacht charter business. We are constantly in need of
additional crewed charter yacht businesses that are for
sale we have willing and able buyers!!
We also own and operate the largest crewed charter
yacht clearing house in the Caribbean and by doing
so we follow up after the sale and assist new owners
and assure them of getting off to the best start. We
believe in hitting the ground running when it comes to
purchasing an ongoing charter yacht business.
Caribbean Yacht ls
Southern Trades Caribbean
Yacht Sales & Management
Yacht Haven Grande #105
St. Thomas VI 00802
Cell 340-643-8484 Office 340-777-8484
Caribbean Yacht Sales
Management & Charters
Village Cay Marina
We assist in all aspects of USVI and BVI Government
licensing, yacht registration, company formation, bank-
ing, insurance, parts procurement and professional crew
staffing for the yacht. We have 3 fulltime staff devoted
solely to our yacht management division for off island
owners who require intensive, day to day management
of their yacht, crew and charter business.
Our competent staff in both our Tortola office and our
new office in St.Thomas includes charter consultants,
accountants, yacht managers, crew liaison person-
nel, charter broker liaison personnel, yacht sales staff
and government liaison staff. We are confident in our
abilities to identify, locate and make successful almost
any yacht that an owner may wish to place into the
Don't forget to stop by our office at Yacht Haven Grande
and meet our newest member to the team; Sharee
Sharee has been a part of the Charter Industry in the
Caribbean for over thirty years. A Captain for 22 years,
she holds a 500 ton Masters License. Her career has been
guided by a true love of Chartering and she is dedicated
to providing five star service to clients in the World of
Yacht Sales And Chartering the Caribbean.
Please contact us for information on certain charter
yacht businesses we are currently offering. We can
supply budgetary information as well as prospective
income stream reports and other pertinent information
on the crewed charter yacht industry.
Christopher Building, Box 3252,
Village Cay Marina,
Road Town, Tortola, BVI
(284) 494-8003 / Fax: (284) 494-8009
US Toll Free Fax: (888) 546-9672
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The Little Ship Co.
Probably the thing I love best about what I do....
is being at the cusp of change in peoples lives.
I facilitate people moving on to The Next Big Thing...
buyers and sellers alike.
Having spent three years trying to get my own head
around selling up everything to go sailing (I ended up on
a shrinks couch at one stage!) and having spent almost
two years trying to sell another boat through brokers a
decade later, I am well placed to know what buyers and
Essentially I give my clients what I expected brokers to
give to me.....and I am picky.
It's that simple.
A background in the design, and sales of big ticket
communication systems, where a knowledge based
proactive service was imperative, a lifetime spent
tinkering with things mechanical, together with time
spent as an apprentice aircraft mechanic before I came
away, certainly helps.
So too does the twenty five years I have been messing
about with boats, the 40,000 odd sea miles and two
Atlantic crossings, the first in 1981 with a sextant and a
lead line. (We didn't get lost)
I'm the one on the left.
In the fourteen years we have been in the Caribbean, we have
run charter boats, run charter boat bases, rebuilt 'sunk to the
bottom" hurricane destroyed vessels and project managed a
team of workers refurbishing private and charter vessels... and
bought and sold boats for our own account.
The brokerage was the next logical step... and we
understand silver service! Ask around... you will probably
like what you hear.
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Tel: +599 553 4475
BP 4115 97065
St Martin Cedex, FWI
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Being part of the Moorings team our brokers also
have resources at their disposal that can aid you
in every aspect of the purchasing and selling
process. Items such as transportation, accommoda-
tions, dockage, insurance, financing, and delivery, are
examples of the areas where Richard, John and Giles can
be invaluable assets to both buyers and sellers. When
purchasing or selling a yacht through one of our bro-
kers, you will not only be dealing with professional and
licensed brokers on site, but also have the security of
dealing with a publicly traded and bonded company.
Come meet Richard Vass. He has 9 years of experience
in the yachting industry. Most of these years spent
working with The Moorings and Sunsail between the
Mediterranean and the Caribbean. In 2004 Richard
joined the Moorings Brokerage Team and has been an
asset not only to his many buyers and sellers, but also
to the whole Moorings Team. Richard can be reached at
email@example.com or on his cell phone at
Equally as knowledgeable and helpful is John Welch.
With 14 years of brokerage experience, John is a real
asset in any deal. He is an accomplished big boat sailor
with several Bermuda races under his belt. With this
kind of knowledge, and his track record of going the
extra mile for all of his clients, you will find working with
John an enjoyable experience. John can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or on his cell phone at
Giles Wood is the newest addition to the team.
Studying engineering at university, he worked as a sales
manager selling classic and sports automobiles. Now
a Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor, he has been around
the world skippering, racing, teaching and brings his
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enthusiasm for sailing to the brokerage. Giles can be reached
at email@example.com or on his cell phone at
The Moorings Yacht Brokerage is the exclusive sales office for the
charter yachts coming out of the Moorings, Sunsail, Moorings
Power and Footloose fleets. We specialize in pre-owned
catamarans, monohulls and power catamarans, all recent model
production yachts from world renowned manufacturers. The
Moorings holds a trade license to do business in the British Virgin
Islands and Richard, John and Giles hold permits as Yacht Brokers
in the territory. The Tortola office is open 7 days a week to better
serve our clients.
The Moorings Yacht Brokerage
Wickham's Cay II, Road Town, Tortola, BVI
The Weather Eye
Why Choose Weather Eye
Yachts as your Yacht Broker?
Industry Experience. The founder and Principal Broker at
Weather Eye Yachts Reg Bates, a Career Yacht Broker of 28
years standing, "practices what he preaches" living aboard
comfortably with his young family at one of St Maarten's many
exclusive, world class Marinas.
His personal experience and commitment to the Yachting
Lifestyle is your gain.
As a Skippered Charter Vessel Captain in the late seventies,
Reg earned his sailing stripes and learned what really matters
in Caribbean cruising boat selection. His background includes
sales awards with a major sailboat manufacturer, and 28 years
Yacht Brokerage direct sales experience. Hundreds of successful
transactions later, new and former clients seek his advice on
realistic selling prices and vessel selection. To former clients
to whom he has sold smaller vessels while located in North
America, for 22 years, he represents graduation to world class
sailing vessels in the Caribbean, and a familiar, reliable service.
His philosophy of business:... be relied upon ...
Yacht Brokers are most valuable recommending cruising
lifestyle choices, vessels and local quality services that might
otherwise be overlooked.
Marketing Strategy. Weather Eye represents Caribbean
based boats. We "Shorten the leap of faith" for a purchaser to
buy a boat thousands of miles away, introducing Surveyors,
Insurance agents and recommending needed yachting
Personal Selling. In addition to the expected proper Marina
office premises, internet, and print media presence, Weather
Eye Staff travel with our message of "its easier than you
think" to major seasonal boat shows in affluent regions of the
"Already here, keep her here" is our catchphrase ... that is, we
ask, isn't it easier and far more sensible to move sailors to their
boats in the Caribbean on scheduled flights, than to take a boat
back and forth between the mainland and the Islands?
Think avoiding wear and tear on the boat and it's systems not
to mention the wear and tear on the crew!!
Location ... St Maarten...the Marine Trades Capital of the
Caribbean.We are located on Simpson Bay Lagoon in undoubtedly
the most accessible Island by Air in the Caribbean ... ease of travel
for personal viewing is key.
Thinking of selling? Bear this in mind ... We don't earn our fee
until we present an acceptable offer and deliver your funds!!
Thinking of buying? Put 28 years valuation, negotiation and pre-
purchase survey interpretation skills to work for you!
Need a home for your boat? Our local vessel registration
services to clients allows year round "home port" access to
St Maarten Marine Trades Services and amenities.
The Weather Eye
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Fax: 1 905 248 3841 (Toronto Office)
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slalom and formula races.
From the seventy four registered competitors, I.i ,1ii.I 14 countries,
,i 11,.1, ii I i1. 1i, Aruba, Austria, Bonaire, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany,
Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, the Dominican Republic, the UK and the USA, over
half were youth racers in the mini junior and junior categories, 17 and under
The slalom track athwart the waves was i 11, I and a real fun challenge
for the participants. When the wind was right, the freestyle windsurf event
was held, in which the young champions showed their amazing stunts and
tricks. In the formula races the competitors tried to break their own records.
Notable competitors included the event organizer himself, Pablito
Guzman, who took first place in the Open Class Slalom category, and
"triathlete" Samuel Perez, who was the only competitor to compete in all
three disciplines and who took home trophies in all three. Amongst the
youth competitors, there were a number of strong performances by both
local sailors and those from other parts of the Caribbean.
Many of the mini junior i
competitors raced for the first time,
having just started training this year
thankstoa ii i, l ril. i program for
Siil I ii i i I youth sponsored in J
part by Pablito Guzman,Vela Resorts,
and the DREAM Project. Young
sailors Steven Lageveen from Aruba
and Ezri Heymans from Bonaire
set the bar high for youth
competition, particularly impressing
judges and spectators with their
freestyle tricks, andc i. ni II first *
and second place in the Mini Juniors '
As always, Guzman and his team pampered the participants with a
variety of food and drinks and even a rock concert and fashion show after
the races. By giving all his time, love and skills to the kids of the DR, Pablito
has created amazingly talented windsurfers with an i ,. II passion for the
sport-and world champs-to-be. During the event he was seen ii..11m. I
along the beach, encouraging all the participants and making sure the
event was going smoothly.
The closing ceremony was held on the beach in front of Vela, with a
huge BBQ, lots of music and plenty of partying people. It was an i 1i1i. i
and fun filled four days for all, thanks to all the volunteers, especially Kim,
Sammy, Jens, Neil, Sanghita and Mark. But most of all to the man all admire
and love.....Pablito Guzman. Writer's note: Thanks also go to Mayra, who
provided information and photos for this report. -_
Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an award-winning
free-lance photojournalist on Curagao
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"I purchased it recently and, so far, we have
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Safely operated and transported by a single person,
it does not require special mobilization.
C 11 i11 i says the sub is an ideal tool for wreck
surveys and searches."Attach a sonar to locate the
target, then send the ROV in to identify the target.
Or, send the ROV to help chart your course before
you send in divers," he suggests. "This unit can
get into tight spaces, identify hazards, and save
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Because footage is recorded, engineers,
contractors and scientists can carefully review it
at a later date. The VideoRay ROV is extremely
portable. The entire system fits in two pelican cases
for fast response mobilization. Ideal for underwater
inspections, surveys of pipelines, cables, wrecks,
and other submerged structures, the ROV service
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applications as well. Marine contractors can hire the
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The technology is also used for ...I h.i
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charteryacht vacations to the world,
working towards repeal of the restrictive
'sixpack'law, and 1, i. ii iii, ,. i the marine
industry's contribution to the local economy
both in revenues and jobs are all formidable ."
endeavors. Yet, this isjust a sampling of what
theVirgin Islands Charteryacht League's new
director, Erik Ackerson, has heaped on his .
A native of Kansas City where he worked
as a professional chef and then food service
territory sales manager, Ackerson moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1988. He
took the reins as general manager of wholesaler Quality Food Corporation on
St. Thomas and held this position until the business was sold last year
Community service has long '-I.11 i I prominently in Ackerson's free time.
He's currently president of the Texas Society of the Virgin Islands which holds
one of the largest and most popular fundraising events of the year, a Chili
Cookoff As a Water Island resident, he is a member of the island's Search and
Rescue, Civic Association and Navy League as well as a Red Cross volunteer.
When not enjoying a swim at Honeymoon Beach, .ii111,,,. i watercolors or
.hI,. i he is out oc, l.I back the jungle and ..i11 i. the landscape of
the Harbour View Gardens Bed & Breakfast.
"My major responsibility is to reposition the I.1.1111. ii' .. marketable
presence, not only here in the Virgin Islands but iii ..'. il ..ii the worldwide
charter brokerage community," says Ackerson. "While I am the point of
contact for membership information, it is also my job to keep ahead of all
of the new changes concerning the marine industry such as new Federal
or Territorial .1 11i ii. i. new BVI chartering developments, Department of
Tourism promotions, et cetera.'
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Ackerson's plans call for this fall's charteryacht show, set for November
10-12, to be larger and more highly promoted than in the past. Beyond this,
he adds,"I've picked up the banner for the repeal of CFR 33, the'six-pack law'
We are losing much needed tourism dollars to the BVI by not being able to
pick up more than six passengers at one time while in U.S. waters. It inhibits
the ii.. 'Ii of larger charter boats in our area and affects our local economy
iii.. iiI its enforcement"
A i. i1 to Ackerson, the U.S. Virgin Islands marine industry accounts for
roughly 11 percent of the territory's tourism dollar"With the economical effects
of rising fuel charges, air hi. li I, 11 ii,. and a decline in U.S. consumer
confidence, it is in the best interests of everyone related to our industry, be
they diesel mechanics, sail makers, boat builders or food provisioners, to join
forces and cross market themselves Iii... i I i I i. 1 i 1 11 ..'. such as the VICL. It
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BY KATHY RAYMOND
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This was not a good day. The wind and rough seas were on our nose.
Even worse, there was a separation of the pontoon and hull on our port bow.
We took on water when we hit a wave-about every 15 seconds-but we
were able to bail fast enough to keep from sinking.
When we ,. ill I into Coral Bay, we were surprised that there were no
boats at the mouth of Hurricane Hole, where we -i. ii I the start would
be. We saw a National Park Service boat in Hurricane Hole, so we went over
and asked if the "race" was still on. They said, "Yes," and asked us if we were
aware that it was two minutes to 9 a.m! We were not. The bad weather over
doubled our travel time. Still, we weren't too concerned as we saw only a
few other i in. ii
We wanted a mooring in Water Creek, one of the four protected bays
in Hurricane Hole. We asked the ranger where it was and he pointed off in
the distance. Figuring this was the i1 iII line we asked if we could go.
We revved up the engine and headed over to claim a spot. As we
got closer to the bay everything made more sense. We saw a lot of
S111. 11~ lined up. The start was at the entrance to each bay or "creek.'
As we approached the massive number of il.iii liI. I in a row, the
horn sounded. Since were already underway, we throttled up and blew
ii..i all of the boats on the line. Our timing could not have been
We raced deep into the bay, clearly in the lead, driving as far in and to the
left as we could. We spotted the ball we wanted, shifted the dink into neutral,
and I grabbed the ball which was completely taut on its mooring line. There
was not enough slack for me to bring it into the boat.
To my horror I realized that the boat did not actually go in neutral. I was
half in the dink and half out, hugging the ball as if my life depended on it,
trying to stay in a moving ii -. II i
Passion ', II 1 I, "Let go!" I ', II I back, "Nooo, I will not let go!" I knew
someone would take the ball from us the minute I did.
I II I, "Put us in neutral!"i was about tojump into the water to stay with
the ball when Passion got the engine into neutral. As instructed, we untied
the park ball, tied ours to the mooring, and took the treasured ball to the NPS
boat to claim our spot.
The officials took our hard-won ball and tookdown Passion's information.
They did not have any documentation to give us I iIII.i that we had
a spot, so I took a photo of Passion and the park official exchanging
information. He gave me a stern look."Why are you taking my photo?" He
stared me down.
I was i,,,i i,.i "Well this is one of the dumbest iii,.. I have ever
witnessed and I wanted footage -and proof that we got a ball.'
What I said was "umm, well, uh:.
Passion said,"She thinks you are a handsome fellow.'The official broke his
stareand continued iiII. i
After the "Gold Rush" we went to a bar with some of the other boat
owners. We learned that the locals had a Ii i the night before to try
and pre-claim spots. It seemed civil enough. Sort of like "Bob you take ball
three -Roger you five' This would have been fine if we were all invited to
this i turns out boaters from St. Thomas were not. It was implied
that we stole someone's ball I just bit my tongue.
We also learned that ii ,. lii were on the mooring balls before 7 a.m to
pre-claim them. A National Park Service boat came by around 8:30 a.m. and
'II I at everyone to move off the balls and go to an imaginary I i iII I line
at the mouth of the bay.
Despite taking on lots of water and further separation of the boat, we
made it back to St. Thomas without incident. We won our mooring spot,
i,.. I il we hope we don't have to use it. Not everyone who participated got
a mooring ball. We were lucky. We hope that all of our fellow boaters find a
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All at Sea caught up with professional helmsman Peter
Holmberg in Newport, RI fresh from New York Yacht
Club Race Week presented by Rolex, where he spoke
candidly about his plans for the future and the future
of Caribbean racing.
WHAT'CUTTING EDGE'PRO-SAILING PROJECTS DO YOU HAVE LINED UP?
I'm excited about December's Superyacht Cup ii' l, I've been invited to
join theTeam P2 family and crew as racing helmsman forthe world Grand Prix
circuit debut of the 125'superyacht P2 designed by Philippe Briand and built
by Perini Navi. She's a 150-ton sloop with a 28'beam and a bulb-dropped keel
that was built for a family who spent five years circ(i, ,. i i in i then got
hooked on performance racing.
P2 is hull No. 1 of a series, so there's a lot 1. i .I on I ,ii, which is a
great place for boat I ,. I if we get big 'winter'seas and heavy air Mr. A, the
owner, wanted to create a performance-cruiser, a new breed of boat designed
to perform well at li I, yet be capable of cruising offshore. P2's racing
program includes the St. Barth Bucket next March, and other events where
she'll be pitted 1111 I fastest super maxis, racing just a few notches below
Grand Prix level.
YOU MADE YOUR REPUTATION AS A
HELMSMAN, MATCH RACING CLOSE TO SHORE,
BUTYOU DID THE OFFSHORE NEWPORT
TO BERMUDA RACE AS TACTICIAN FOR THE
REICHEL-PUGH 66 BLUE YANKEE. IS THIS A
I love driving, but in the Cup we studied all the
roles in the ii' -.,, i .I On today's Grand Prix
boats, many owners like to drive, so my role
varies- driving, coaching, or c -iiiI.I tactics
I1 I. .h..I on the team. In a 635-mile open ocean race, .-~ .ii-I and
boat speed are key, so Bermuda was a cl( ll i,. Blue Yankee had a tight
race against several of the newer IRC boats so we were really pleased to
YOU'VE RACED CARIBBEAN REGATTAS AND
THROUGHOUT EUROPE. HOW DO THEY DIFFER?
In the Caribbean, you seldom have to wait for wind. Not so in Europe. In
winter it gets cold and the wind stops. Which is why Alinghi trained in Dubai.
Caribbean regattas just happen. If racing is set for 10 a..m., the breeze is
usually blowing. In Europe, tholu II- 1lh,. I is more highly-regarded as a sport,
on a level with cricket in Trinidad. You're not just some sailor IIIii i into a
yacht club for a race, you're a'celebrity' -, iiI ,. I into town. The Swedish Match
Cup is the biggest I -11i.i event of the year in Sweden and it's geared
toward the general public.
On ,' 11i., Race Week is like Carnival for sailors, and St. Maarten's
Heineken is a big annual event, yet for most other islands, iiII i is a side
note to other sports. It's that'rum-and-reggae'spirit, i, .. ii that has helped
the Caribbean carve a niche of its own and differentiated us from European
1iii I where iiiii. is more serious.
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WHAT HAS CHANGED MOST ABOUT
CARIBBEAN REGATTAS IN THE LAST DECADE?
Huge -,.. liI Look at St. Maarten. In ten years Heineken has grown to a
record 285 boats. 111. II Race Week, too, has global .. iii. .., now- it's
talked about like Rolex Sydney Hobart. Pyewacket and Rosebud go there. The
Farr Maxi ICAP Leopard did ,ii. , The fact that Volvo Around the World
winner i BN AMRO ONE put, I.,i. I i St. Maarten and the BVI on its 2007 tour
says a lot about those .i1 i11 The Caribbean has arrived.
DO YOU ANTICIPATE MORE BOATS HEADING TO THE CARIBBEAN?
If you're launching a Grand Prix boat and want to do all the big events,
you'd start next January with Key West Race Week, shift to the Caribbean by
February -May, then head to Europe. The Caribbean's reputation is so good
now that we've earned a spot on that calendar. Next year's going to be a
great year because there's a crop of new boats, like Belle Mente, planning
world tours-they didn't make this year's Caribbean circuit, but we're on the
schedule for 2009.
YOU RACE THE GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT AS A FREE AGENT
BASED OUT OF ST. THOMAS. WHY THE CARIBBEAN?
I ii in. the world and seeing what's out there, convinced me that the
best ,ii, I in the world is still in the Caribbean. In my own backyard. Call it
karma, but I always dreamed about racing in different places, while keeping
one foot planted at home on St. Thomas. And now I can do that. With the
Caribbean on the radar of so many Grand Prix racers, I can accept projects in
the States and Europe, then play a role at home helping them, or Caribbean
teams, 'step up'their program. _
Arlene Martel lives near Newport, RI, where she continues to report on the marine
industry. Martel served as Media Relations Officer for Peter Holmberg's Team Caribbean
America's Cup syndicate and as president of the VI. Marine Industries Association
(VIMI) during her 17year residence on St. Thomas.
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NANNY CAY NATIONS CUP
The nationality rules are suitably strict-every
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Competitors and spectators alike can choose
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Scott Nixon, a J22 North American champion, summed it up nicely. "It was unbelievable, it was the
best venue I have been to all over the world, the perfect beach, the perfect breeze, great boats, great
people, it was just awesome. We've had a great time and will be back next year."
RIP supremos Richard .. ..i i. and Chris Haycraft expect a bumper entry this year...it's first
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Sunsail and The Moorings have their bases at
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The St Martin/St Maar ,, I.,, ,iii St Barts triangle can be
completed comfortably in a week, and transits some terrific diversity
in culture and landscape. St Maarten is an anomaly, for starters. Just
37 square miles, divided between a Dutch and French side, the island
is blessed with both neon attractions and sybaritic pleasures.
Great Bay off iiili. 1i. i and Marigot Bay on the French side
are each safe anchorages, while Simpson Bay offers access to the
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latest news on the 'Harbour Fees' payable, ,iii,. .11.i there is no
clearance between the Dutch and French sides. St Maarten/St Martin can be
rounded comfortably in a day-the .i I I record is just over two hours.
From Marigot to Road Bay,, i ,. 11 involves a six-mile burst across the
sometimes choppy, ii.111i i Channel, and round the tip of the island to
the safer anchorages on the north coast, away from the reef If St Maarten's
goes up to eleven'on the entertainment dial,, i,. i, il i is the place to switch
off. Clear in at the quiet station at the end of the dock in Road Bay, then
enjoy just one of this British Overseas Territory's world-famous beaches.
Many skippers opt to take the yacht round the corner to tie up to one of
the mooring buoys in stunning Crocus Bay. A cruising permit is required to
explore, i 1 11ii 1 i waters further.
For the captain itching to muster the crew on deck, open up the sails
and wreak havoc, the reach round the top of, 1,. 'iill past Scrub Island,
. .I.. I by a beat upwind to St Barts is the best chance on this circuit to
splash the stanchions. lie Fourche, an uninhabited island on the way to St
Barts, is a great spot to stop for a snorkel, with a colorful history as an even
better spot to exchange illicit cargo.
From Fourche, it's an easy sail to the St Barts capital, Gustavia, where
it's possible to find a spot inside the harbour out of season. During season,
however, St Barts is hopelessly fashionable, c( 11,i, ,iiii, Iin the New Year's Eve
bash when half of F. .11, -.. I can be seen enjoying Champagne and sashimi
sternto. The easier option is to anchor out, then i i1, ii in to the harbour to
complete the clearance formalities.
BY NICK MARSHALL
St Barts is just as much a part of France
as St Martin to the west, butthere's a world
between. One shared feature of both,
unsurprisingly, is .. II. Il restaurants
and some renowned beaches.
II. 11-mile downwind run back to
S,. ii ,, is almost too much fun. It's not
S,,,, Ion to see whales romping around
Ii ..f that follows your transom backto
I .nd. An alternative is to stop off at
Sii i y up the coast. Precautions have to
be taken to avoid reefs on the
I:., E', I approach, but once inside there
are i I ii anchorages behind
Green Cay and Pinel Island.
Be warned The surf on Orient
S., Beach, which is often packed
with the bold and the beautiful,
can be rough. Making landfall
from an upturned, i ll. I I full of
sodden crew is frowned upon.
The St Maarten circuit
offers a sequence of short day
passages that never get in
the way of lunch. Paperwork
is minimal, help is never far
away if i i .. Ii. I goes wrong, and harassment at anchor from hawkers is
unheard of This is charter cruising at its finest. -&
Nick Marshall is an English journalist living on St. Maarten who was consultant editor
of All At Sea from 2003 to 2005.
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BY GILLY GOB
he beautiful island of St. Kitts has never been an
obvious sailing destination, largely due to the
absence of boatyards, good anchorages and/or
marinas. However, not only has it managed to
produce the splendid gaff cutter Kate, it now boasts the -
totally innovative Fortress Marine Ltd Boatyard, currently
building a 70 ft catamaran, and an operational marina
with one of the biggest lifts in the Caribbean. I
The movers and shakers behind these marine projects
are three friends who grew up in St. Kitts in the 1960s, Philip
Walwyn, Dougie Brookes and Patrick Ryan. With a love of
,ii,. boats in common, they participated in the various W
annual Caribbean regattas, such as, .I I III ,, iiiL Week, the I
Routedu Rhum etc. Patrick, a trained pilot but unable to get a
job at the time, took his first job on board a yacht and Dougie E
and Philip ventured into boatyards and ii.. .1 ,I. ii, i
Patrick went on to become a LIAT pilot based in ,i,. ,,
and it was here that he was instrumental in iin, i up the Jolly Roger .. I i with Dennis Roach from
Barbados, where the first such venture was launched. The Jolly Roger was a wooden I .... I boat converted
into a pirate ship for tourists, and its tremendous success enabled the expansion of the company to include
two catamarans, Tiami and Excellence.
The high-powered Excellence is now unrivalled in its popular day trips to,, ii'. I .sister island, Barbuda.
Tiami, on the other hand, is a lightweight 52 ft. ,ihiI. I catamaran used for cruises round and about, I,,1. I I
itself It was both designed and built by Dougie Brookes in 1985 and has been going well ever since.
However,with I. ii.-i11 oftourismand I 11,i I I 1. i demand for comfortable catamaran trips, the need
for a similar but bigger boat became evident. Who better to do this than Dougie Brookes himself, and this
is how the Fortress Marine Ltd Boatyard (www.fortressmarineltd.com) essentially came into being.
Dougie Brookes and Patrick Ryan are equal partners in the company and Philip Walwyn is a Consultant
and Director Fellow Kittitian Reg Francis is the marina and haul-out developer His Travelift is one of the
biggest in the Caribbean with a 150-ton lift and the ability to handle multihulls up to 35 ft beam.
The name of the boatyard and marina derives from its location at the bottom of Brimstone Hill, site
of the famous eponymous fortress. It is also where Philip Walwyn launched Kate. Like Dougie Brookes,
Philip's has been .* ii. i,,. I boats for years, and Kate is his most recent and probably his best-known
venture. As his 60th birthday approached, a 60 footer seemed entirely appropriate.
When asked what was the original inspiration for Kate, he charmingly admitted to a long love affair
with Metre boats, having owned three Six Metres and even having won the European Championship
twenty years ago. He felt that a modern "12"to be a bit of a brute whereas First Rule boats, developed in
1906, were relatively i 'iii (at 20 tons) with a cloud of sail. Lastly there was the appeal of a i iiT rig.
Kate took Philip and two men four years
to complete, 1 I1. i 1 li '1 iI. I the spars and
c, I, ii.I the 11.5 ton keel. As this took place in
Philip's back garden, 350 ft above sea level, the
trip to the launch site eight miles away raised both
eyebrows and cheers as the boat navigated the
narrow roads before i 1'il 11I I out on its
maiden trip offshore.
So far, Kate has been to the Virgin Islands for
the Sweethearts -1 i ii and Guadeloupe on the
way to i. I', for Classics in 2007 and 2008. She
also sailed in the Heineken .i111 i in St Martin
in 2007, the Golden Rock regatta in 2008 and the
Sint Maarten Classic Regatta in 2007 and 2008.
In 2009, Philip hopes to sail north to the USA
and participate in all the summer's East Coast
wooden boat i1 and he is currently looking
for crew, so anybody interested should get in touch
with him. (See www 1906-TwelveMetre.com).
In the spirit of"been there, done that,' Philip is
now turning his sights to
a bigger boat. Kateis also
up for sale, and when he
does sell her, he intends
to build a 19 Metre 95ft
on deck and about 120
ft from bowsprit tip to
boom end. With Fortress
Marine Ltd Boatyard,
all the skills necessary
are available in St. Kitts
and Kate has been the
e perfect prototype for the
S These I,',.
developments in St Kitts
will definitely put this
beautiful island on the map as another Caribbean
i,,i,,. destination. We will follow with interest
the construction of the new 70 ft catamaran that
Fortress Marine Ltd Boatyard is currently working
on as well as i, ,i,,,. I completion of the marina (it
seems that another marina is also planned on the
Southeast Peninsula). _&
A view of Brimstone Hill and F.:-r Fi ii ..:., ,
from the boatyard, hence the name
a NEW YEAR,
a New Race Committee, a New Format for ASW
The Stanford Antigua Sailing Week
continues to attract the top racing boats from around the world to the
Caribbean to compete for the .i 1 i.1 .., Lord Nelson's Trophy. F ll. i ,. I
on from a successful 2008 edition, a new Race Committee was appointed to
review the event and chart the way forward.The outcome is an i I11 i new
format for 2009 that should appeal to all competitors of the Stanford ,' ,. ', i
ih ,. I Week from the bareboat charterer to the maxi yacht skipper.
The 2009 edition will sail off a day earlier for the racing and cruising
fleets on Saturday April 25th rather than the traditional Sunday start. There
will then follow full five days of racing to culminate on Thursday April 30th.
The bareboat fleet will start their regatta on Sunday , I, iii i on Friday. Both
divisions will race six days rather than the previous five days.
The regatta for the racing boats will comprise a c 1ill 1i 111 I combination
of short inshore and longer off shore races giving all a chance to excel. The
traditional Round the Island Race for the 11ii,,. I World Trophy" will now
be completed in one day rather than the traditional two. Redonda, an island
dependency of ,i ii- i and Barbuda situated 40 miles offshore, will once
again see racing boats e~, 11 11 i its rocky coast line as the"Round Redonda
Race"is reintroduced after many, many years.
With three distance races, the prologue "Guadeloupe to ,' i.ii Race',
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the organizers will be ci ,ii.I
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with the 11ii1.1, Ocean Series'
Special prizes and records will be
established for each of these three
races and an i Ill prize. Larger
yachts not ii 1. I to compete in
the shorter inshore races will be
ill . I to enter the Ocean Series
and compete for these i 111. '..
trophies., 1I 1 i, i is 'i ii. i out a
c 1, 11 i I to the world's top maxis
to be the first to establish records
for these two new races.
Both the racing Division A and
the Cruising/bareboats Division B
will race on new in shore courses
around the southern and western
coastlines of the picturesque island
of, ii. i The constant tradewinds
and the turquoise seas of the
Caribbean guarantee some of the
best iii. i conditions in the world
for Stanford ,ii. i, iiii, I Week,
25th April to May 2nd 2009. K-
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crystal waters of Prince Rupert Bay,
Dominica to an anchorage or mooring,
the people on board can't help but
wonder what lies beneath the surface. What
happens to the rugged mountainous slopes
of the twin peaks of the Cabrits National Park
below the calm waters of the bay?
Certified divers on charter yachts can just ask
the captain to pick up the VHF and radio the local
dive operator to set up a rendezvous double tank
dive in these pristine waters.
Butwhatifyou have never 11 i. 11 i before?The
first option is a Discovery Dive, a half day experience
program which allows you to try out i ii I without
going i ..1 ii a full certification process.
A second possibility is iiii.i with a little
advance planning if you already know that you
wantto"dive into ii iI even ifyou are I I
from island to island.
PADI (the Professional Association of Dive
Instructors), the world's i. I,. I dive certification
agency, offers two ways in which you can complete
your open water certification in a short period of
time-eithe iii.., i. ii, the PADI learning program
(two days) or the PADI referral program (two
With the PADI learning program, you review all
yourtheoryon lineathome i i -1 1. .I Ii- iforyour
vacation; upon arrival you need to do your skills
development and open water dives. With the PADI
referral program, you would complete the theory
and your skill development dives with a local PADI
dive centre and then just do your four open water
dives when you arrive at your destination.
Not staying more than one day at any location? No problem. With the PADI referral program,
you can do two of your open water dives on one island and finish the course at the next! The
cost of a Discovery Dive on Dominica is USD 95 for a one tank dive or USD 140 for two dives.
The price of the open water course is from USD 275 USD 350 1 I I. 1 ,.,. i on the certification
Nervous about ii I. I' No need. The reef of the Cabrits National Park, I Il ill descends down
from shallow moorings which makes i .1 I in the North perfect for new divers while still ill. I i
them to enjoy a i ii. ii ,i I mixture of Caribbean marine 11 11, ii .1 i ill. ..., fish, wrasse, cero,
turtles, soldier fish, I... i. i chromis, spotted drums, angel fish, sand eels (as well as spotted,
goldentail and sharptail eels), rays, turtles and spider crabs-and the incredible pristine reef for
which Dominica is renown.
Recommended dive spots for the new diver include Douglas Bay Point, a ', i iii. I group of
dive sites mixing pristine sloping reef with large boulders to swim around, under and over; Toucari
Caves, a i11, ii dive with some of the best bio-diversity in the Caribbean and the high point
of a beautiful coral archway to search out hidden crabs and lobsters; Sunshine Reef, like swimming
iii,,.. il a 11, 11i I aquarium; and Pole to Pole, a favourite place to spot your first seahorse.
Note that all i i I. i in Dominica must be i i. I I a Registered Dive Operator and yachts, ii 1 ii .
and yacht tenders are not IIll. I to anchor in the park or use the dive site mooring buoys.
Once you have finished your leisurely dive, there is still plenty of ii i. 1 iii to go topside for lunch
at one of the fabulous waterside restaurants. You can visit the Cabrits National Park, home to the
historic, 18th Century Fort Shirley, or enjoy a slow afternoon row up the Indian River.
Prince Rupert Bay is a historic anchorage in the North of Dominica in the town of Portsmouth.
Prince Rupert is protected on the North side by the Cabrits and to the East by Morne Diablotin and
Morne Espagnol in the South.
This is a perfect natural harbour for yachts to anchor but recently the European Union have also
funded 30 moorings for the area to help protect the sea bed. The choice of whether to drop anchor
or moor is optional. The price of the mooring is USD 10 per night.
Within Prince Rupert Bay there are numerous very experienced, polite and helpful boat boys who
can assist you with mooring your boat, processing c '.. 111 'n II i11 ii.. 1 documents, accessing local
services, or just ,1 1 ii., i you into the shore. Many of these service providers also have their own
buses and can also assist you with tours of the island. If you have not already contacted a local dive
operator, they can also help arrange ii m. I for you. -
Helen Clarke-Hepp and her husband Pete are owners of Cabrits Dive Centre located in Portsmouth, Dominica:
Tel: 767 445 3010, VHF Channel 16, Email: email@example.com. www.cabritsdive.com
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been the called Angostura Sail
week, reports that they'll bring
many changes as they pull
out every stop to make next year's
With the support of the Tobago
House of Assembly and the Tourism
Development Company of Trinidad
and Tobago, along with John Wilson
in the UK driving the show in Europe,
big names like Ambition iiiii,.
Ondeck and others are working
with the team to raise the bar-with
boats ranging in sizes from Melges
24s to Farr 65s all invited to take on
the local boys.
As boats make their way across
the Atlantic in the ARC race to the
Caribbean, the islands of Carriacou,
Grenada and Tobago dare them to
come further south to take on the
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The Southern Caribbean -i- 11 Circuit 2009
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Grenada iiii,.i Festival takes center stage from
January 30 to February 3. As the 3rd leg of the
southern circuit, the Tobago Carnival i 11i may
be the last in the line but is certainly not the least.
One week before the world-renowned Trinidad
andTobago Carnival, international boats will head out
to sea to take on theirCaribbean rivals as the regional
rivalry continues with the Bum Boatchallenge. Young
Optis will find a two-day clinic with International
coaches and two solid days of top class races in
preparation for their seasonal championships.
No one will be left out of the party 1 1i 1 i. I I
daredevil kite boarders and windsurfers. With
Friday and Saturday night 'fetes; everyone can
join in the fun; with Soca music iin 1I the airways,
the natural beat of the regatta is bound to
With all this in mind, Regatta Promoters have
put plans in place to reserve a place for all. The
Optis will be well taken care of in the Opti Park,
where they will be camping for five days, and
older Wind Surfers and Kite boarders will have
their own camp site in the Wind Park just off the
beach. Not far from Tobago's most famous beach,
Pigeon Point, are many small, medium and large
homes, apartments and hotels. l 1 1. I distance
from Tobago's International Airport, this regatta is
more than accessible.
Those who want more action are welcomed
to stay on in Trinidad to enjoy the greatest
show on earth at the birthplace of Carnival
with two days of non-stop street parties. They
can leave their boats on the Western Peninsula,
Chaguaramas, at any of the world class marinas,
and let the Caribbean's best artisans take care
of their boat's needs while they party their time
away. What better way to get ready for weeks of
racing ahead? So catch the wind! It's just around
the next marker. (See ad on page 5). _.
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BY NANCY TERRELL
Indian locales >>
When I first moved to the Caribbean
more than 22 years ago, one of the
historic cultures that fascinated me
most was that of the Arawak Indians.
I lived both on St. John, where the
Arawak glyphs are viewed on the
Reef Bay Trail, and in the BVI, where
Arawak shards & pottery have been
discovered in both Belmont and
Paraquita Bay. So it was great fun to
discover, while visiting the German
village of Tovar in the mountains of
Venezuela, Arawak rock paintings
that dated before Columbus.
Actually, the Arawak Indians were among the
earliest inhabitants of Venezuela. The original
tribes are I, ...- li, to have i.. .I .1 1 ii ,. i
animal herds from Asia, across the ii I Land
Straights into Alaska and then moved down the
western coastlines of North, Central & South
America where they settled in various locales as
individual tribes. Their South American route is
believed to have originated on the slopes of the
Andes where they crossed eastward over into
what is now Venezuela. There they divided-one
group headed south to the Orinoco/Amazon
Valley while another settled in the mountains near
Tovarjust west of where Caracas, the now capital
of Venezuela, would be located.
A lovely ill i settled by German immigrants
to Venezuela, Tovar has some of the richest
growing soil in South America. F iiiii -.i their
bodies with roucou, the Arawaks were i...i,
to be farmers who hunted and fished, I.1... II
living in small autonomous settlements where
they practiced a slash-and-burn cultivation of
cassava and corn (maize).
The 1 1 I i note here is that several
groups, once again broke off, and continued their
ii. 11 1ii'.. east and north, upon being driven out
of Venezuela by both Carib Indians and Spanish
Invaders, in dugout canoes into the Caribbean Sea.
' .ii II ,1 I north, they settled i ..1 1. i ..I11 both the
southern and northern Caribbean islands, Cuba,
the Bahamas and Florida Keys.
In order to understand the mass extinction of the
Arawak tribes, we must understand that the Arawak
population was just not given to warfare as they
were in 1 11, a matrilineal culture; this made them
a very easy target for the patriarchal Spaniards and
Carib Indians to enslave and kill. Scholars believe
that at one time the Arawak tribes numbered two
to three million i .., i i..i., Venezuela, the Amazon
Valley and the Caribbean islands.
'111 i. i near the sea or rivers, they discovered
that the iii. II i.. bodies of water were rich in
food which required little effort or skill to obtain.
Huge piles of shells have been discovered by
the remains of campsites .i i. im.I that snails,
barnacles, 1i, li Ii and crab played an important
role in their diets.
The Arawak society was hierarchical and
peaceful. Each Arawak i11l i was the home
of related people who obeyed a hereditary
headman or chieftain. The family life was reflected
in daily il i i life. Property, land, food, canoes
and tools belonged to everyone in common.
Like any family, the i ii i group shared what
was available. This lifestyle is still seen today in
smaller Indian communities scattered i ..i i.. II
Venezuela. I have observed a communal lifestyle
in my travels to both Mochima and Los Testigos
where local Pineros (handcrafted wooden boats
with deep hulls) are shared by fishermen.
My guide in Tovar, Jaime Escribens, told me
that powerful Arawak warrior/shaman/chiefs and
their ..II. i. used "political, .ii 1. .., and trade
migratory strategies" by ii. m. i sacred water
routes in Venezuela during i iiii ,iii century
to evade or c( ii i.. the European colonial
system as of resistance. European documents also
describe powerful Arawakan-speaking groups
as associated with each other i,. .,i. ll 'i 1,i .i
networks, Indian rebellions, and sacred places.
Of the five members of the Caribbean branch of
Arawakan language family, only three remain
Arawak, Garifuna, and Wayuu.
Cruising in the southern Caribbean is definitely
a study in other cultures and adds adventure, as
well as knowledge, to our lives. -&
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Last year the Bonaire Regatta celebrated its 40th birthday with a
bang. But as Race Director Elvis Martinus says with a grin, "Life
begins at 40," since this year, for the first time, the Caribbean ,iii I
Association (CSA) has sanctioned the event. CSA officials will be
on site measuring boats and having a presence with officials-a relationship
that creates an even more professional iii i I event. Martinus is ii,11 i.I Ii .
more attendance this year due to the new ii1.- I system, and already the
CSA has been I i'i. I Venezuela and the ABC islands measuring boats for
Elvis Martinus is hard to miss with his towering height, his infectious smile and
his passion for life. Be it on the dance floor, at his windsurf shop BonaireWindsurf,
or running one of the many events he organizes, Martinus is a local celebrity.
Many consider him one of the founding fathers of iI I II i 11 i. I in Bonaire-a
sport that features prominently in Bonaire I II I weeks competitions.
Martinus comes from a seafaring family-his 11 i,. ii ,I, i and father
were both men of the sea, i 111 i and iii,. i boats. Elvis ..I. I in their
footsteps, earning his nickname"Piskechi," a Papiamento word for a type of
small local fish. Elvis Martinus was the national windsurf champion in the late
80s. Today, he runs several local windsurf events, a Pro event, Pro Kids (www.
prokidsfreestyle.com) and, of course, the Bonaire 1 i1 ,
The other key i .11 1 mover & shaker is General Coordinator Byron
Tromp. His father, the late Niki Tromp, was one of the founders of the Regatta
when it was initiated under the auspices of the Tourism sector 41 years ago.
Tromp explains that the event was always held in October during low season
to bring in tourism and, thanks to Bonaire being outside the hurricane belt,
it is also a safe time for a i li event. The dates have stuck and the Bonaire
Regatta, already a favorite event for the ABC Islands and South America,
reaches a new level of i 11.1 being ii.I11, I with the CSA.
Tromp, responsible for the social functions of the event, promises one
of the island's best festivals this October. Sports Week will be celebrated
the same week, ,.. ,. i domino tournaments and softball games to name
just a few. An instrumental driving force in bringing windsurf events and
successful regattas to Bonaire, Tromps enthusiasm is evident when he
reflects on 1 11 past and present.
The team of Martinus and Tromp, .iii,.I the Bonaire iiIII.I
Foundation into a new era, promises a fun and festive Bonaire Regatta 2008.
Ann Phelan, owner of Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations, specializes in Caribbean
dive and windsurf vacations. When she is not in Bonaire on her Stand Up Paddle
Board or windsurfer you may find her at Antigua Race Week or chilling on Cape Cod.
the BONAIRE REGATTA
October 5 to 11:
"LIFE BEGINS AT 40 WITH
MARTINUS & TROMP AT THE HELM
BY ANN L. PHELAN
THE BROWN PELICAN:
His Pouch Can Hold More Than His Belly Can
BY DEVI SHARP
This adult is showing off his pouch which serves as a fish net and a cooling device
You would think that once a pelican has a fish
securely in its pouch it would be safe from piracy,
but not so- ill. will try to steal the fish right out
of the pelican's pouch. The pelican itself, however,
is not above i iiI. i fish from other seabirds or
taking handouts from i 111ii I boats.
Brown pelicans often fly low over the water
in long lines taking advantage of the lift from
the water and the lift from the slip stream of
the bird in front. Brown pelicans hunt from the
air and plunge dive into the water using their
pouches as nets. Pelicans eat small fish as well
The brown pelican has a six and one-half foot
wingspan and weighs eight to 11 pounds. The
distinctive 12-inch bill has a large fleshy pouch
that is used as a fish net, an aide in mate attraction
and a cooling device. When the pelican gets too
hot, it opens its bill and flutters the sides of its
pouch.The tooth like structure at the tip of the bill
is used as an"egg tooth"to open i i i and, after
hatching, serves as a tool for preening feathers.
Pelicans are long lived (25-30 years) and their
plumage changes as they mature. For the first few
years, immature brown pelicans are grayish brown
and as they mature, they develop a white head
and neck. .il. i adults have dark chestnut
hind-necks and a yellow patch at the base of the
fore-neck. All pelicans-and no other birds
have a totipalmate foot or"oar foot,"one in which
all four toes, 1i i1 i i1. i i the hind one, are united by
a web of skin.
Brown pelicans build rough stick nests in
colonies adjacent to coastal areas. The nest can be
built on the ground, in a tree (often mangroves)
or in a bush.
Brown pelicans were on the US Endangered
Species list from 1970 to 1984. The widespread
use of DDTcaused i i I I I i ii 1 i ,ii i and a severe
decline the population. The ban on DDT led to
a population recovery and the antics of brown
pelicans can now be enjoyed at many anchorages
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BY BECKY A. BAUER
y first thought upon seeing my very first sea pearl clinging to a reef off the coast of
Honduras on my first ever salt water dive was that our dive master was playing another
joke. Earlier in the dive, he signaled me to stop at the entrance to a cave while he
swam above me shredding an entire loaf of bread. As soon as the bread crumbs began
drifting about my head, I found myself in the middle of a huge, disorienting, swirling
ball made up of thousands of small fish that had rushed out of the cave.
Now here was the dive master once again, i. 1, 1ii, i me to stop as he
pointed to an orb, approximately the size of a tennis ball, that appeared to
be some kind of gazing ball much like the larger ones seen in gardens. I
was not going to fall for another of his jokes so I ignored the ball and swam
on. Soon I began seeing more of them and decided they might warrant a
closer look, given that our fearless leader had no way of carrying that many
balls to surreptitiously seed along the reef for the benefit of ui 1 I1 IiImi
When the dive ended and we were all back onboard the boat, I asked
our leader from whence the silvery balls had come, assuming that they
were manmade, not naturally-occurring. Jessie advised that they were
sea pearls, also known as"sailors', i ill 'an alga from a group commonly
called bubble algae. Further research that night revealed that early mariners
named this particular bubble algae "sailors' ill 'after peering into the
water and seeing what seemed to be eyes peering back at them! Others
called it sea pearl due to its resemblance to a fineTahitian pearl.
The sea pearl or sailor's i, I ill algae are considered the largest of the
bubble algae with each of them being a single c II I photosynthetic
organism; one single cell the size of a tennis ball at their maximum.
Ventricaria ventricosa, or Valonia ventricosa, lives only in salt water and is
found i ... i.i .. the Caribbean, north i ,.. ii i Florida, south to Brazil, and
in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. As with most algae, the sea pearl is green;
however, due to the loss of visible coloration as one descends i .. .1 ii the
water column they can appear to be silver, teal, or even blackish. G i, ill I,
sea pearls have a reflective characteristic due to the cellulose structure in
the cell walls but they are often covered in other algal species leaving them
looking rather whitish and fuzzy.
Not only is the single c II I sea pearl i i I of the bubble algae but it is
also i.. ,* i.i to be one of the largest single- II I organisms in the world. The
Sii. i body or vesicle, aka the thallus, is anchored to a substrate by minute
hair-like appendages called rhizoids that create a surprisingly strong hold. The
roundish shape of the sea pearl is maintained by the' i i .1 I thallus.
Due to its size, the large, single c II I sea pearl has long been an object
of scientific study. A ii.. I to a report from Cornell University published
in Nature, a scientific journal, early studies of the cell walls of mature
sea pearl alga produced a wealth of information on cellulose, the main
component in the cell walls of alga and plants as well as information on how
cell walls develop. As most of us know, plant-sourced celluloid became a
key i,. ii ii i in plastics, lacquers, synthetic fibers, paper, c i. II i. I and
Current studies include the electrophysiology (branch of medicine
related to the study of electrical activity in i ii. I 'I n.i I of sea pearls and
the unique single c II I, multinuclear structure of this macro algae. Perhaps
we will one day read that, thanks to the little gazing balls in the sea, science
has redefined the accepted definition of a cell...one cell, one nucleus; not so
with the sea pearls. _
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 85
@\ W%Y1S Ring iri
Caribbean's Charter Yacht Season.
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other persons present and the area is totally
taken up with yachts, crews, and show attendees,
making the networking possibilities enumerable"'
Shows also showcase the destinations and
affiliated marine groups in each destination.
Janet Oliver, administrator at the Charter Yacht
Society of the BVI, says,"One of i, -.. i.of our show
is to '. .i ii. il, iI, BVI as a destination of choice"
It's an opportunity to invite and hear from
speakers I -i 1ii.iI the local and federal
government, says Erik Ackerson, the new director
of the Virgin Islands Charteryacht League (VICL),
in St. Thomas, "as well as the hotel and tourism
association, local ecology representatives and
other vendors from both the Virgin Islands and
U.S. mainland who represent marine products and
services beneficial to our industry'
To kick off the season of shows, the BVI
anticipates '- 1111- 60 to 65 yachts at its 27th
Annual BVI Boat Show at' il1I -i Cay Marina.
Oliversays,"Newcomers tothe industry understand
it is a necessity to be in the show in order to be
considered by charter yacht brokers for the season.
Well established yachts use the show to debut new
crew. Even without a changeover of crew, established
charter yachts remain committed to doing the show
either every year or every other year so brokers can be
assured the excellent condition of the yacht has been
maintained and the crew remains enthusiastic"
Over 50 yachts were registered for the 47th
Annual ,1' 1.11 Charter Yacht Show as of August,
says Sebastian. "We are i 1' 11. I our usual 100
Early indications are that some 40 yachts will
exhibit in the MYBA St. Maarten Charter Show.
"The year on year gain has been in size and quality
of the yachts. From 2006 to 2007 our fleet of large
motor yachts more than doubled,' says Frye. "The
II 1 i .i .. .ii i trend has been in the ll ... i
category, with only one entrant last year On the
other hand, that yacht left extremely pleased with
quite a few charters booked during the show and
we hope to get the message out to ill.... i. that
there is an advantage to being here"
Over 100 brokers primarily from the U.S., UK,
and Canada I -1 11, attend the BVI Boat Show.
"It remains to be seen whether the reduction
in ii. ii into the islands will hugely impact our
attendance this year," says Oliver
The goal of a charter yacht show, says Lucille
Frye, an organizer of the MYBA St. Maarten
Charter Show, is "to provide agents with the
best possible opportunity to get to know the
fleet of available luxury charter yachts and their
crews. To do that we need to provide the best
possible 11n,. i and environment, make sure
that the yachts are well presented and correctly
grouped, the crews comfortable with the format
and security, the events planned to showcase the
best of the yachts, and the (i .. 11 ,11 ..' smooth
and flawless to ensure that agents can achieve as
much as possible in the shortest possible time'
The pre-holiday timing of the shows is a plus,
says Sarah Sebastian, coordinator of the 1.11. I-
Charter Yacht Show. "There are few tourists or
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Some 350 brokers, 111m. i from i,. .11. ii ..
Europe and the US mainland, and from Australia,
New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, Galapagos, Cuba and
more attend the, 1, i Yacht Show.
Meanwhile, St. Maarten is looking forward to
greater broker turnout this year, says Frye. "In 2007,
brokers were up by 50 percent over 2006, and most
of this increase came from European brokers. The
American c .,~,In,. 1 has been faithful attendees
over the years. I think this year we're probably
looking at a maximum of 10 percent increase over
New this year, "we have added an additional
day to our show," says the BVI's Oliver. "There will
be four days of viewing yachts and 111 i with
the crew. This year too, there will be a day for
brokers to enjoy cocktails aboard 111 i. ii- .i
yachts. We always change the location of our
Gala Dinner and this year it will be held at and
sponsored by Nanny Cay'
This year's noteworthy speaker line-up at
the VICL show includes Congresswoman Donna
Christensen, yacht racing legend Peter Holmberg,
Governor John deJongh, and maritime lawyer
Mike Fitzsimmons. "We'll be .- iii. a black and
white reception with the Governor, Commissioner
of Tourism and local VIPs on November 10,' says
Ackerman. "A Hawaiian Luau on the green at
Yacht Haven Grande is planned for the evening of
CARIBBEAN FALL CHARTER
27th Annual BVI Boat Show
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Charter Yacht Society of the BVI
34th Annual VICL Fall Charteryacht Show
Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas
Virgin Islands Charteryacht League
,, I Ii .Sebastian says,"We have a newChefs
Competition format lined up this year"
Finally, the St. Maarten show will be shortened
this year by half a day due to popular request.
"This makes I, 1 ii, i extra events a little tricky,"
says Frye. "Nevertheless we will be i. in. i a few
seminars i ,,.I ii the show'
Frye adds, "One of the bigger i iii, ...i ii,.
here in St. Maarten has been achieved with the
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their strict visa policy and I. ii. Seamen's
books at least for the period of the show. This
development bodes well for the megayacht
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N arendra'Seth'Sethia, base managerfor BarefootYachtCharters headquartered
in Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, says, "The environment is
probably the most important thing we have. This is particularly so in an
island nation that depends on it for its livelihood."
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHARTER YACHTS
On the powerboat front, Van Perry, product manager for The Moorings, based in Clearwater, FL, says,
"Our new power yachts, 474PC and 372PC, are both extremely fuel-efficient and are the most fuel
efficient of any power yacht in their class"
Perryadds,"Wearealsocontinually examining ournewyachtdesigns .. ll. .., future incorporation
of such items as solar power for battery charging and improved power management systems to reduce
the amount of time that engines or generators need to be run in order to charge the batteries"
iiii1i yachts, which depend on the wind, are inherently 11 i,.Iii i on the environment than
powerboats, says Nicola Massey, Tortola, BVI-based ,i in. I manager for Horizon Yacht Charters. To
1i i,.ii, 1 that, .. 11' ,. 1 M assey adds,"W e use i 1, ..i,,,i 1.1, 11 1 i ,.11 M icron 66 bottom paint.
Also, all of our yachts are equipped with ..I. 1i I tanks"'
HELPING CHARTER GUESTS RESPECT THE CARIBBEAN ECOSYSTEM
Despite best intentions, says Barefoot's Sethia, "many visitors-and locals-leave more than just
footprints. Garbage, proper waste disposal, reef protection, depletion of .i 11..11 as a result of
weather, livestock or human intervention are all issues"
In response, Sethia adds,"We've drawn up a'pledge"that we are asking charterers to sign at the start
of their charter While many folks may not strictly follow the I. I1 11 the very fact that we ask them
to sign it does at least raise their level of awareness. We're also ni. Ini I out small potted casuarina and
palm plants and are giving them to guests, asking that they plant them somewhere in the Grenadines.
Palm Island used to be called Prune Island and was a mosquito-infested swamp until Johnny C ii. 1 II
did the same i m I with his palms'
At Horizon Yacht Charters, Massey says, "During the chart ., in. we explain the importance of
re I I m I the coral and the sea, for example, no anchoring in coral heads. All boats receive a brochure
on'Year of the Reef; which explains efforts ii. .1. ll to encourage coral II ,"
The Moorings offers organized children's programs, day sails and clean-ups, says Perry, "to cultivate a
respect for the environment in the Caribbean as well as several bases worldwide!'
hiiiI is an inherently green activity, and the
places we sail are some of the most beautiful and
fragile in the world, says The Moorings'Perry."As a
result, we protect these delicate ecosystems with
on-going efforts and improvements in policies,
systems and facilities"
For example, Perry explains, "In the British
Virgin Islands where rainfall is scarce, we make
water from the ocean with a new 65,000 1 i lI..
a day desalination plant built for our facility with
two 100,000 1 11i .. cisterns to serve as storage.
In addition, our laundry operation recycles water
with a special treatment system that re-uses, and
thereby saves, 12,000 i ill..' of water daily'
Water conservation is also of concern in St.
Vincent. Barefoot's Sethia says, "We've recently
1I i 11 .I a state-of-the-art sewage disposal
system that produces almost potable water'at the
other end' Most places here have old-fashioned
soak-aways and leach fields rather than proper
disposal systems. We're also c. .ll I- I rainwater
in 500- 1 11l. .i tanks and we use this for watering
our grounds rather than using mains supply'
New marina construction in the Caribbean
has its share of'green' attributes. Bob Hathaway,
marina manager at The Marina at Marigot Bay,
St. Lucia, explains, "The marina was constructed
with minimum impact on the environment. For
example, the docks were designed in such away
that the entire Marigot Bay mangrove system was
undisturbed and additional mangroves have been
planted to accelerate the ii.. i of the reserve'
88 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2008
"The Marina operates strict .' 1.. ii .. in
relation to the operation of on-board sewage
systems, bilge cleaning and 1i iiiiui to ensure
that the local environment remains pristine," says
Hathaway. "The Government of Saint Lucia has
recently signed the Cartagena Convention on
marine water .. 11,'' ..1 and the Marina is actively
1111 ii 1 i i in thecreation ofa Recreational Water
Quality Standard in a project being conducted by
the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute"
In February, Island Global \ i ,ii i (IGY)
announced it had been chosen to operate the new
Turks & Caicos Yacht Club (TCYC) at the Nikki Beach
Resort & Spa on theTurks and Caicos. The TCYC will
be one of the world's first eco-marinas, designed
to protect and preserve the pristine water in which
it sets. "In addition to, iii. i all 22 Guidance
Notes to the Blue Flag Marina Criteria, an eco
marina must be designed, built, maintained and
operated to be protective of the ecology beneath
the waters in which it sets,' says Chuck Smith, IGY's
Florida-based director of public relations.
Beyond this, Smith says IGY's upcoming green
initiatives include: clean marina standards based
on US and International standards; operations
SOP's for environmental emergencies; list of
approved ecc iiI ii. I, cleaners and products for
use at facilities; volunteerism and environmental
education at IGY facilities; and promotion of
sustainable materials and renewable energy. -0
The High Price of Fuel & Charter Yachting
Skyroci 1I,. i fuel costs are having a ripple effect in many areas of our lives;
yety., iii. I is -i 11lii. i that doesn't appear to have been too .1I11 i
affected at least yet.
Nicola Massey, Tortola, BVI-based 1111i 111. i manager for Horizon Yacht
Charters, says,"As fuel usage for ,iii- ii yachts is ii. 1i1 .i the only way that
high fuel prices will affect us is via the increasing cost of air ii. Ii I. to reach
"We are seeing our power yacht customers motor less. We are very
conscious of the fuel efficiency of our yachts," says Van Perry, product
manager forThe Moorings, based in Clearwater, FL.
The higher end yachts are unlikely to be affected, adds Keats Compton,
president of the Caribbean Marine Association. "They'll move at 12 instead
of 15 knots, as time is ii. I, of the essence. The smaller boats, i1 1i. Il.. i
regional aficionados may travel less frequently"
Potential ciI, ll ,. i aside, the dramatic increase in fuel prices offers
new opportunities, Compton says. "Alternative energy sources are at least
now being seriously considered, and there is no reason why bio-diesel
conversion couldn't be considered on an industry-wide scale.'
On July 27, the 100 percent bio-fuel powered Earthrace broke the world
powerboat speed record for cire'........ I 1 1 i i of the globe.
Compton adds, "If persuaded to embrace bio-fuels, the islands could
become an attractive proposition for fuel purchases. The question is, who
will persuade the individuals referred to above to convert? Perhaps we can
suggest this as a topic at the next Superyacht Symposium!"
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After spending most his life in, on, * *e* s w r
and by the sea, Peter Muilenburg i i b n
wrote 'Adrift on a Sea of Blue Light,"
Visit his website www.sailBreath.com 6 0* i l a cn * *
Gua-elou-e, it lies astraddle their course between St. Thomas
and Grenada a6s. well as half a60^ 0doz.0 0 en oh erm aoruswta
uneial ligh whe thr has been a lih at al. Fo cetre the
isan ha bee a joke in th pac of EatenCaibenrffc
However, the early summer weather had grown
flat calm and our boat, en route to Venezuela, was
going nowhere and 1.iii1. I scupper to scupper.
Her crew longed for some dry land even if it were
just a scrap. We decided that instead of burning up
all our fuel I in I to the island of Margarita, we
would stop there a little and take a look around
at this notorious spot. We were about 10 miles to
leeward, so we altered course and steamed full
speed ahead to the little island.
My passengers were three nephrologists-that
istosay, kidneydoctors, high powered professionals
whom I wanted to impress at this beginning of
a three-week trip. This was in the days before
GPS, back when r,, ,. 111 .. required a sextant
and tables and art and judgment to determine
where you were on the ocean. It was called
celestial r i. I i..ii. and it was not .. 1 ii i.I that
anybody's dog could be trained to do.
-. .i i ... I dear has been lost, like so much
else in the modern world which has stripped life of
its subtleties and its mysteries by doing i I i ,ii. I
for us and rendering theartof r, 1.1 iiiii.. a matter
of pressing a button on a plastic magic card
which also functions as a camera, a wristwatch, a
computer and a washer/dryer.
It certainly added to the mystique of the
Captain's authority when he brought out the
precious instrument, "sextant," like I, i, .
whose mysterious power one had to handle
gingerly lest it burn him, then peered i .. I*il a
tube to discern the future, then consulted with his
numerologies and ciphers, then plotted lines and
angles and arcane arithmetics-all of which so
baffled the uninitiated that they kept themselves
well in check and particularly looked to the welfare
of the Captain, at I I I out of sight of land.
I played my part wishing to impress the three
professionals and they were duly impressed when
I spoke with authority, pointed towards the east
southeast, and declared that land was imminent. I
was justified as the dark smudge appeared on the
surface of the sea.
As the island grew in size, we made out-like
smoke above it-a great quarrel of -11. ii rising
and ,ii.I (Ci iii. I and weaving, in and out of
II i i and taking off. As we got closer, we began
to hear the noises of the birds, raucous c iiii.1 I and
1 ii. i the boobies in their nests croaking and
creaking like mangroves being rubbed .. I 1ii I in
a strong wind. The ii ii i cry of the terns and
the .ii ,ll 1,1 ii, mirthless laughter, a sound that
invokes salt spray and far off climes.
Wegotupclose, c 11 iii 11 ii,. I thecolorof
seawater over the sand, and soon found ourselves
in about 15 feet of water moving -i ,il to the
swell. We could see the swell was coming from
both sides of the island so we anchored by bow
and stern to help keep us facing the ways as well,
which, being done, we found was good. Then we
sat around taking in our ,1 1.. 11 Il i very low
surf washing the strand, the myriads of birds of
various description . '11 111 i off to the heavens.
At a distance down the beach, a strange
structure loomed over the shallows. It looked
like a rough and ready version of a moon-lander,
but huge...it had six feet or legs that were clearly
made out of big barrels filled with cement .. I I- I
at their top a platform which appeared to be
a big container with holes punched in for air
c...i, ..1.i. i. Just as we were c(. Iii im. I on
this rust-stained artifact- an ear i in. I i I. .11 i
knew-a man came out the door and down the
long steps to the dry sand, iiI li,. I birds from
their closely-packed perches on the handrails.
Around the bend in the beach, he ran toward a
small iii. iil jumped in the water, and stroked
out like Johnny Weissmuller We welcomed him
aboard and offered him a glass of wine.
The man's name was Jorge Torre and he was
a Venezuelan Marine -.i... 11 I He and a cohort
had spent the year here and he explained that
the outpost contained soldiers but no Customs.
He helped us finish another bottle of wine
I looked where he was ... m i. I where the surf
met the land and 1 11 i11.1 i scuttled in the surf
zone- -111 iikmi translucent with two raised
black eyes and large claws deployed for a IIiiI i
The surf line was inhabited with them.
"Look," pointed Jorge, and we saw on closer
inspection that the very ground we stood upon
was littered with small bodies, baby turtles, each
one perfectly formed and adorable-except that
their eyes and brains had been neatly eaten out
from the top of their heads. I picked one up and
stared at it, mesmerized by the horror that must
have suffused the last seconds of the baby's life.
Unavoidable, unavoidable death had met the
little creature like scores of its nest mates around
me, waylaid and butchered in their desperate
bolt for survival.
I ,.,., ii, iofthe DarkAges, of peasants In. i,.i
their little plots of land when over a hill came a
troop of mounted men armed for battle, hardened
men, hard of sinew and hard of heart, i I. iii
cold sharp steel against uplifted hands-and yet
another injustice was added to the o'er-stuffed
ledger of such atrocities. -
and then offered to guide us around the little
island that night.
"Would you care to see turtles laying eggs
on the beach?" he asked, to which we answered
enthusiastically, and so a couple hours after
dark, we found ourselves -'1 .l ilii i on the sand
l ii,. I mosquitoes and looking for the Mama
green turtle. It was about 10 o'clock when we saw
a darker blackness in the water rise up and come
, 111,,i onto the soft hardness of sand leaving
tracks for all the world like tractor treads.
I remember that night spent watching on
that mid-Caribbean speck, where turtle after
turtle appeared at the ocean's edge like black
boulders moving out of the dark surf Their
painstaking clamber stays with me-out of their
element as they panted with effort, heaving their
great weight forward up the low beach with
Then, in precisely the right layer of sand deep
enough to ii- i a neat firm-sided hole-not too
wet and not too dry-it excavated a perfect
hole with its hind right flipper, as i .... i i it were
fashioned for the purpose, which of course it was.
It remains one of Nature's ,i i .i-. i mysteries
how turtles find their way across oceanic drifts of
wind and current to the very spot of their birth
to lay their eggs. We stayed awake a long time
that night, oii'iiII.i over in our minds images
of those sad-eyed, wise creatures too good for
In the morning, we met Jorge on the beach
and he motioned us over to see a nest that had
just hatched that morning. Jorge had put a fence
around the nest because it was too likely to be
washed away, the mother having done a less than
perfect job in 1iiI II i the eggs. Since first i.'iii
they had been Iim.~1 ii,. Ii iiI ,11i to get past
the fence. I scooped three of them in my palm
and watched them struggle.
"We are a restraining them for their own .... I
Jorge said."They'll never get past the barriers that
nature puts up against them this morning. See
those birds (c ii l. I about overhead? If one gets a
clear dive at any of these turtles, that's one less to
make it to the sea-and the same goes for those
ghost crabs, did you notice them?"
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 91
CAR I BB E DINI & PRO ISION = II I
What to Know
Before You Go
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
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Caribbean specialties: fresh fruit for breakfast-and for island-style cocktails
SALT AIR IS LEGENDARY
FOR REVVING UP AN APPETITE.
It's no wonder that meal times are one of the most pleasant
parts of a charter. Just as there are choices when it comes
to destination and type of vessel, so there are choices
with provisioning. You can 'do-it-yourself, hire a chef,
or opt for something in the middle. Here are some tips to
help select what's right for you.
CHEF ON BOARD
Chef or no chef, says Nicola Massey, Tortola, BVI-based ...1 il. I1 manager
for Horizon Yacht Charters. "It really depends on personal preference. Some
guests want to just sit back and relax. They don't want to worry about meals,
so they hire a cook.'
Narendra 'Seth' Sethia, base manager for Barefoot Yacht Charters,
headquartered in Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, says, "Twenty
two percent of our overall business is fully crewed and these guests obviously
have a chef Butof bareboat and skipper only charters, less than one percent of
St. Thomas stores like the Fruit Bowl, which doubled in size this year, near Yacht Haven
Grande Marina, stock fresh and organic ingredients. Left to right, James Clark, Marty
Goldberg and Dave Goldberg
guests hire a chef. I find this somewhat surprising as it can't be very I 111. I
to have to spend part of your vacation iiiI i and 111.i I in a i i11
There are many advantages to having a chef, Sethia adds. "The Chef will
know the best places to provision en route. In places like St Vincent & The
Grenadines, there can be 11~1ii1 i, cost savings by knowing where to get
what rather than simply buying i, iiii.- i underone roof The CI i illalso
know where to source the best quality items'
"The only real potential iil ii ,1 i .- that I can think of is having
someone aboard that you don't know and may not get along with,' Sethia
says. iil,. .,II I think that most charter companies are careful about
employing only people who are easy to get along with.
The percentage of customers using provisioning packages varies between
what guests are familiar with and where they are going to be cruising.
However, says Van Perry, produce manager for The Moorings, based in
Clearwater, FL, "For Americans going to the Caribbean, the majority of our
customers buy provisions from us and cook for themselves. They recognize
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 93
the benefits of being able to order food and beverages in advance and
having us place them on the boats and stowed appropriately prior to
Josephine Tucci, product manager for Sunsail, also based in Clearwater,
FL, and owned by the UK's First Choice -. *I. i,. i Ltd. (as is The Moorings),
says, "We offer a number of provisioning packages to our customers, which
can be booked and paid for in advance of the vacation. For example, our Dine
Ashore package is for those who like to take a break from preparing evening
meals. This option includes six breakfasts, six lunches and six snacks...and
one dinner This way, guests can really immerse themselves in the local
culture and sample the ii inl -. i that each destination has to offer."
Provisioning packages reflect a huge array of choice, says Horizon's Massey.
"The packages have plenty of choice to reflect all sorts of special diets.'
The Moorings Perry adds, "We are working on developing some additional
provisioning package options that provide more healthy options for customers"
Packages may come with nifty opportunities. Barefoot's Sethia says, "We
offer packages of home-cooked Indian and Malaysian meals. We also offer
pre-cooked El. iii ii meals from a private company called Galley Gourmet.
Selections might include Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Honey & Prunes,
Red Hot Ribs, or Three Cheese Beef Lasagna"'
The advantage of shopping for yourself is the ability to pick out exactly
what you want and need, and the opportunity for serendipity that local
For those who do want to shop and have a late-arriving ii.1 ii says
Sunsails Tucci,"We offer Sundowner and Sunriser packages. The Sundowner
offers cold beer c( nillii. i in your fridge as well as tasty snacks that will feed
four The Sunriser is a breakfast that contains essentials such as coffee, tea,
milk and croissants for four."
The do-it-yourself option is best in destinations where supermarkets are
plentiful, well stocked and relatively close to the marinas. This is the case in
the U.S. Virgin Islands-check out Four Seasons Farms, Marina Market, Plaza
Some charterers opt to do their own shopping and cooking
Extra, Gourmet C. i1 and the Fruit Bowl-and the British Virgin Islands
Bobby's Supermarket, Rite Way and Ample Hamper, for example.
Many charterers like to shop for wines, cheeses, croissants and other
imported specialty items in St. Maarten. Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Grenada and
Trinidad are other islands where both supermarkets and local markets are
easily available- and ,1 ii..
Remember that many islands you'll visit have terrific restaurants you may
want to sample. Askyour charter company if it offers split provisioning which
gives additional flexibility for sailors who want to either shop for themselves
or eat out often. After you book, the company will mail you an item-by
item checklist for items they offer for provisioning. Consider pre-ordering a
seven-day supply of just the heaviest items: bottled water, soft drinks, beer,
wine, or liquor They'll be delivered to your chartered boat when you board,
and all you'll have to tote back from shopping expeditions are i.'iii I i.iiii
groceries-and fresh bags of ice. -_
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and
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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes (microwave)
2 Tbsp. butter
Medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup light cream
Salt and pepper
2 ripe avocados, peel, seed and mash
4 boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
4 English muffins, split, buttered and
broiled (keep warm)
Ham slices or cooked bacon
Combine butter, onion, and red pepper in a glass bowl.
Microwave until limp, about 2 minutes. Add flour,
cream, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute, and stir to
make a cream sauce. Add avocados and heat about a
minute. Add eggs and heat through another minute or
two. Place one muffin on each plate and spoon "green"
mixture over. Serve with ham or bacon slices.
ROAST CHICKEN BREASTS
AND GARBANZO BEANS
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
1/3 cup extra-virgin oil
6 garlic cloves, pressed
1 Tbsp. paprika
1-1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1/2 plain yogurt
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 (15-oz) can garbanzo beans
(chickpeas) drained and rinsed
2 cups cherry tomatoes
Preheat oven to 375F Mix first 5 ingredients in
medium-size bowl; whisk in yogurt and mix in 1/2
cup cilantro. Place chicken in a large roasting pan
and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place beans and
tomatoes over and around the chicken. Spoon spiced
oil and yogurt mixture over all. Roast until chicken is
cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve on individual
plates and sprinkle with remaining cilantro.
Note: Serve with rice and a green vegetable
POT STICKERS, SNAP
PEAS, CARROTS & BEAN
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
1 (lib) bag frozen pot stickers
3 medium-size carrots sliced
1/2 lb. sugar snap peas, trimmed
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
Fill a large saucepan with about 1-inch of water and fit
with a steamer basket. Bring water to a boil. Place the
pot stickers in basket and steam for 4 minutes. Add
BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON THE DISH
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.
Whether on a boat or at home, it is always
great to have delicious recipes that you can
prepare quickly. Whatever the occasion-
entertaining guests or feeding your
family-here are under 30-minute meals
for you ... breakfast, lunches, and dinners.
carrots for 2 minutes, then snap peas for another
2 minutes until pot stickers are cooked and
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce and sesame
oil. Divide the bean sprouts among 4 bowls and
top with post stickers and vegetables. Sprinkle with
peanuts and scallions. Serve with sauce.
COD WITH BEANS,
CORN, AND PESTO
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
4 (6 oz) pieces of cod fillet
(about 1-inch thick) skin removed
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 lb. (2-1/2 cups) green beans cut in half
1 leek (white and green parts), sliced into half moons
1 cup of corn kernels, fresh or frozen (thawed)
3 Tbsp. pesto
Garnish: Fresh lemon wedges
Season cod with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a cast iron
skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until the undersides
are golden, about 3 minutes. Turn the cod and scatter
the green beans and leek around it. Add 1/4-cup water,
cover, and cook until the vegetables are just tender and
the fish is opaque throughout, about 3 minutes.
Transfer cod to individual warmed plates. Stir the corn
into the green beans, cover and cook for 1 minute. Stir in
the pesto and serve with cod and fresh lemon wedges.
QUICK SHRIMP CREOLE
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 green bell pepper, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. butter
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
2/3 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp. thyme
I bay leaf
Get Out of the
Galley in 30
Minutes or Less
1 Tbsp. parsley
2 tsp. sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 lb. medium size shrimp, cooked
In an iron-clad skillet, saute onion,, I i green
pepper, and celery in butter for about 5 minutes. Add
remaining ingredients, except shrimp, and simmer
for 20 minutes. Add shrimp to heat through, about 5
minutes. Serve over rice.
VEAL WITH GINGER WINE SAUCE
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
1/2 cup flour
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup Stone's Green Ginger Wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
Garnish: Parsley and lemon twists
Dust veal with flour, salt and pepper. Heat butter in a
cast-iron skillet and saute veal until brown on both sides.
Remove and arrange on a warm serving dish and keep
warm in oven. Add remaining flour to skillet and brown.
Add ginger wine gradually. Bring to boil, reduce heat and
simmer about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and cream;
reheat. Season to taste. Pour over veal. Garnish.
EASY SIRLOIN STRIPS
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes
4 (8 oz) strip steaks
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
4 garlic cloves, pressed
Salt and pepper to taste
Tenderize steaks. Add salt and pepper. Rub in I ,i
and 1 Tbsp. barbecue sauce into each steak. Grill or
barbecue to desired doneness. Serve with Potatoes Au
Gratin and Grated Zucchini, followed by Dump Cake.
(See Ship to Shore ). -_
OCTOBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 95
DE BIG FISH RESTAURANT & BAR Great food, great prices, good music, good
company. Live music Friday and Sunday. Dine all day, English breakfast, Mexican
and Caribbean Specials. Draught Carib. Located in the NW corner of Prickly Bay
in Spice Island Marine. (473) 444-4342 WF FB MV LE $$
JIMBO'S Open air dining surrounding landscaped swimming pool. Gourmet
Mexican at great prices. Best Margaritas and Sangria. Drink specials every
Weekday. Extensive collection of Classic Rock and Blues. Open 11am-1 am,
Mon-Sat and 5pm-lam Sun. Simpson Bay Marina, (599) 544-3600 $$, -B
SHRIMPY'S DOCKSIDE BAR Cheaper then most Better than all" Sally's
meat pies are to die for! Don't forget their specialty SHRIMP! B.B.Q. Saturday
and Sunday.Simpson Bay -Village Portofino, (599) 522-5127 $, FB, N, LE
ST. THOMAS, USVI
BAD ASS COFFEE Fuel up at this funky Hawaiian-based coffee joint. Located at
Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8223 $
BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM The cows have gone Caribbean! Located at Yacht
Haven Grande 340.775.8232 $
BURRITO BAY DELI Best food for the money! International cuisine. Count on
us for your daily boat provisioning. Burritos, Gyros, Blah, Blah, Blah, Everyday 6-6,
Red Hook, AYH (340) 775-2944 WF
FAT TURTLE Rockin'Caribbean Roadhouse. Barbeque flavors of the Caribbean
and American South, great salads, gourmet pizzas and exotic drinks. Located at
Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8328 $$$, FB, CR,
FRENCHTOWN DELI A local favorite. Serving homemade creations, award
winning breakfast, great sandwiches, gourmet coffee, assorted party platters,
phone orders welcome. Opens daily 7:30 am till 8 M-F 5 Sat and 4 on Sun,
Frenchtown (340) 776-7211 $, I WF
GRAND CRU Fine Wines & Mediterranean Dining. Sophisticated wine bar, featuring
tasting flights, mixologist martinis & cocktails and small plates with a Mediterranean
flair. Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8278, C F
HAVANA BLUE South America meets the Pacific Rim. Hip Drinks. Cool Vibes. Ocean
Front. Experiential Dining. Fresh Fish and Lobster Daily. Brace your senses and enjoy
the sunset in style. Dinner nightly from 5:30pm. Oceanfront at Morning Star Beach
Club.(340) 715-BLUE WF
HOOK, LINE & SINKER Cool and casual waterfront dining. Great burgers, salads
and hearty lunch specials. Fresh seafood and lobster right off the dock at dinner.
Frenchtown, (340) 776-9708 $$$ R CRWF
LOTUS ASIAN GRILL & SUSHI BAR Fresh Ingredients. Cool Vibes. Step outside
the bento box! We go cutting-edge creative with our sushi rolls and Wok
cuisine. Sip saketinis at sunset. Open for lunch & dinner. Waterfront at
American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. (340) 774-SAKE $$$, RR FB,CWF
MOLLY MOLONE'S IRISH PUB 'Tis a fine day at St. Thomas'only Irish Pub! Open
Daily serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Take Away All Day! Live Entertainment
7 nights a week during season. 7am-12pm American Yacht Harbor (340) 775-1270
PIRATE'S COVE BAR & GRILL Coldest Beer on Island! Fish, Burgers, Salads,
Pizza and Quesadillas. Phone orders welcome! Boat provisioning at
General Store. Fuel & Ice. Benner Bay (340) 714-2135 $$, FB, CR, 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!
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 $$, FB, CR WF, LE
A WHALE OF A TALE Come experience the Ultimate in Caribbean Dining!
St. Thomas' Largest Selection of Seafood with an Extensive Wine List & Whiskey
Collection! M-F 5pm-10pm S-S 5pm-11pm American Yacht Harbor
(340) 775-1270 $$$, I '1 LE
WIKKED Hip Beach Shack & Bar. Fresh & fun casual island fare, featuring Wikked
Wings, Wikked Tacos and Wikked Cocktails. Open daily, 7:30am to midnight.
Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8953
: 8-2 Brunch
BEACHCOMBERS BAR, HOTEL & RESTAURANT Welcomes all sailors to Villa Beach,
St Vincent. Young Island Anchorage. Perfect jumping-off point to and from Bequia and
the Grenadines."Happy Hour with Sidney" every day... www.beachcombershotel.com
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 $$ RR, FB, CR LE
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
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yacht is shipshape and ready for private ownership. 42' 1999 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42.2 located in
41 2001 Beneteau Oceanis 411 located in Tort
Trusted company; we are the leading company in 39 2002 Beneteau Oceans 393 located in Torte
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1979 Oyster 39, centre
cockpit ketch. Refitted
and ready for blue water.
WARLORD Rebel Marine
Sports fish pristine
2006 Jaguar 36. No
expense spared. One owner
since new. Lying Spain.
1987 Brewer Ketch
1984 Macgreggor 65.
The stiffest and stron-
gest mac around many
Upgrades $149K Offers
1990 Carver 42. Pristine
concours condition. Must
be seen. No expense
spared. $275 Offers.
Very clean, air
in charter fleet $195K
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2002 Buddy Harris Cuddy
Express. 2008 Motor
2 Hours! $69K
1985 Catalina Sloop.
Blue ocean ready.
1992 25 ft Boston Whaler
Outrage. recent motors.
1992 Kennex 445 cat.
Clean and ready to go
2006 JAGUAR 36.
SPOTLESS AND PRISTINE
Dynamique 62. One care-
ful owner since new.
Quite Magnificent $845K
1994 Jeanneau Sun
Clean and well kept.
129K Euro Offers!
1992 Didey Dix Caribbea 30
Blue water Pocket Rocket
2005 Fountaine Pajot
Bahia 46. One owner
since new. Never
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READY TO GO $385K
2003 PURSUIT 28ft.
1050 hours on 2 x 225
Four stroke Yamahas.
Very clean $79K offers.
Stunning Craddock 40
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Bluewater cruiser of
note. $125K Offers
1979 CSY41 sloop.
Carib Helios. Clean live-
aboard blue water ready
Zuu. voyage ou car.
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2002 Grand Soleil 46ft
$330K ready to go.
Lying Costa Rica
1987 37 ft Prout Elite.
new awlgrip and cruise
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