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78 Oceans of Fun, Health & Happiness
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40 Regatta Organizers Meet,
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63 Omar: Not So Swell
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43 Labour of Love: Paul Exner's Solstice
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Organizers of the IWKC -
haveannounced a change f
in venue and dates for
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committee passed the helm to another club. The new host is Rochester
Yacht Club; dates are October 7-10, 2009. Founded in 1985, the .i ii i is
considered one of the world's pinnacle events for women sailors, and uses the
International J/22 class I .... 1, for four-person teams. Previous competitors
included a 2007 team from the British Virgin Islands. ,i iin,. .1 i.


Walker Bay Boats Inc. has launched the Generation 390 and 430, a mid-sized
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Founded in 2004, Intellian designs and manufactures mobile satellite
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"I look forward to showing these new systems to our customers as they
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operation, automatic processing, and the video output will display on
monitors or GPS devices.
The company's thermal imaging solutions are available for under $5,000.
Video of these products can be found at http://www.flir.com/maritime.
Electropics Marine Services LTD in Chaguaramas, Trinidad is newly-appointed
as FLIR's Authorized Caribbean Dealer. For information, call 1 868-634-2232,
fax 1 868-634-2237 or e-mail info@electropics.com. Electropics also stands
by on VHF Ch. 68.


The Puma Ocean Racing team, in second place after leg one, was hard at
work in Cape Town in November, preparing for leg two of the Volvo Ocean
Race. As planned, Jerry Kirby and Jonathan McKee stood down to rotate
the crew. Shannon Falcone (ANT) and Robbie Naismith (NZL), a trimmer/
pitman and trimmer respectively, joined the Puma team for leg two to India.
After 1I. i ,ii,, i Cape Town, sailors encountered high waves in a 50 knot
squall which caused a cracked bow for Puma and damage to several other
boats. The Volvo Ocean Race has been called the'Everest of ,iii I'with the
c. ,1. i'- 11 teams ,iii, i across 37,000 nautical miles of treacherous seas.The
event began in Alicante, Spain, in October 2008 and will visit 11 ports around
the world before ii1 i 1.ii i in St. Petersburg, Russia this year.



Due to a misprint in our October issue, the webpage for Sea-Lift was shown
incorrectly in Caribbean News. The correct web address is: www.sea-lift.com
(with a dash.) -&



PASSAGES

All at Sea was informed in November of the sad passing of Norma
1 11.., Norma had an office in Ei, iii ii Harbour with Archibald H.
Reid & Co., Ltd. As she put it, she was simply a I I.11 face for the
team in the UK.


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St. Croix Yacht Club
Chris Schreiber sent word that the St. Croix Country Day ,iii,. I team of Jae
Tonachel, Chris Schreiber, and Kyle Foster took third place out of 28 teams in
theGreatOaks L I ii School .i 111 1 il I the weekend ofNovember 15 and
16 at the Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA. "With teams coming from as
far away as Hawaii, the Cruzan sailors sailed a solid i iI I in tricky conditions
to place in the money." The St. Croix team held a solid second place most of
the final day, but a late charge by Ft. Lauderdale edged out the Cruzan sailors
in the end, with Vero Beach's St. Edwards Academy taking first place.


St. Lucia Yacht Club
To mark the 2008 departure of ARC 2008 on Sunday 23rd November from
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, St Lucia, the club participated in
the annual flotilla on the same day, sponsored by the Marine Industries
Association of St. Lucia and St. Lucia Yacht Club in co-operation with the St.
Lucia Tourist Board & IGY Marina. The club also organized a Fun Day on the
14th December with water and beach-based games and iiiI. i with the
Optimists & Lasers as well. The club invited all the ARC I iin I sailors, adults
and kids, to join in. www.stluciayachtclub.com


St. Thomas Yacht Club
Bill Canfield reports that while women were c, *i1 ii I at the St. Thomas
i. .... i Regatta, (see report in this issue), other St. Thomas sailors who
had a great weekend on the same dates were Taylor Canfield, Tyler Rice and
Max iI I.I ,. i The trio finished second at the finals for the North American
Nation's Cup Championship in Charleston. "This young team lost to Dave
Perry, 4 x US Match Racing Champion, in a very close finals, 3-1.


TheT&T's Women's Youth Team in action in

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Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Association
Esther van Santen reported that Trinidad & Tobago's Women's Youth iii, I
Team, c'.. I i,. I of 18-year old skipper Megan Chan Chow and crewmembers
Alexandra Amon (17), Nephema C 11 i. I i (15), Ella Bayne (15) and Rushell
Rousseau (14), were by far the youngest team c(. -il 1 i,. I at the 7th Budget
Marine Caribbean Women's One-Design II...I Championships held
in St. Maarten (see report this issue). "However the fact that most of their
competitors were their senior by more than 20 years did not intimidate the
T&T youths at all, instead they showed all the seasoned sailors what they
were made off by winning their first race of the Championships. While in
St. Maarten the young team and their coach also took the opportunity to
promote the upcoming Tobago Carnival Regatta. This Festival of Wind will
be the Grand Finale of the new and improved Southern Caribbean Regatta
Circuit and will take place February 10 14 2009 at Pigeon Point, Tobago"'--


24 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2009








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area may or may not be shown based on identified activities for these months.


H ANTIGUA

SATURDAYS
All Comers Race
Jolly Harbour Yacht Club
www.jollyharbouryachtclub.com
1/17
Welcome 2 the Jungle
Crew Parties I theabracadabra.com
abra@candw.ag
1/24-25
Round the Island Race
Sailing I antiguayachtclub.com
yachtclub@candw.ag
2/21
Masquerade Ball
Crew Parties | theabracadabra.com
abra@candw.ag
2/23-27
RORC Caribbean Offshore Race
Sailing I antiguayachtclub.com
yachtclub@candw.ag
BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS
1/10-17
Conference on Marine Medicine
(CME approved) I Industry Conference
beyc.com I binfo@beyc.com
1/10-17
Longshore Caribbean Sailing Week
Sailing I beyc.coml binfo@beyc.com


1/10-17
Midwinter Regatta of Champions
(Lasers, Hobies, Hunters)
Sailing I beyc.com I binfo@beyc.com
2/14
Valentine's Day Hobie Regatta (couples)
Sailing I beyc.com I binfo@beyc.com
2/14-21
Presidents'Week Laser Regatta
Sailing I beyc.com I binfo@beyc.com
2/23-28
6th Annual ClubSwan
Rendezvous (Swan Yachts)
Sailing I beyc.com I binfo@beyc.com

- CURACAO

1/20-21
Spanish Water Lagoon Regatta
Youth Sailing I cyc2009.org
info@cyc2009.org
1/23-25
Curacao Youth Championships
Youth Sailing I cyc2009.org
info@cyc2009.org
SMIAMI,
_FLORIDA
2/12-16
The 21th AnnualYacht
& Brokerage Show
Boat Show I showmanagement.com


2/12-16
Miami International Boat Show
Boat Show I miamiboatshow.com

a GRENADA

1/30-2/3
16th Annual Port Louis Grenada Sailing
Festival
Sailing I grenadasailingfestival.com
gsail@spiceisle.com
2/19-22
Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta
Sailing I grenadaclassicregatta.com
info@grenadaclassicregatta.com
2/27-3/1
South Grenada Regatta
Sailing I southgrenadaregatta.com
race@roundgrenadarace.com

I I MARTINIQUE

2/14-24
Route du Carnaval Martinique
Bequia Tobago Cays Trinidad
Sailing I transcaraibes.com
contact@transcaraibes.com


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E- PUERTO RICO

2/12-15
Club Nautico de San Juan 8th
International Regatta 2009
Sailing I nauticodesanjuan.com
vela@nauticodesanjuan.com

" ST. LUCIA

1/4,1/18, 2/1, 2/15
Winter Series J24 & big boats
Sailing I stluciayachtclub.com
slycmembers@gmail.com
2/20-22
Sir John Compton Memorial Trophy &
Diamond Dash Race to Martinique & Back
Sailing I stluciayachtclub.com
slycmembers@gmail.com
SST. MAARTEN/
ST. MARTIN
1/22-25
4th Annual St.Maarten-St.Martin
Classic Yacht Regatta I Sailing
classicregatta.com I info@classicregatta.com

V, ,i U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS
2/20-22
16th Annual St. Croix Intl Regatta
Sailing I stcroixyc.com 1340-773-1048


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Friday ... 6 pm Launch Party @
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1 to 5pm Registration @
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6pm Skippers Briefing


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10 to 4pm Pirates Trail

12pm Start for the
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4.3opm Prizegiving for
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7pm The Big Prize Giving
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11 to 4pm Junior Sailing
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TEAM HARD PLAY II


BY CAROL M BAREUTHER


Suspense ruled in the inaugural
Southern Caribbean Billfish
Circuit (SCBC), a new series
where teams of sports fishermen
scored cumulative points by
,ii.il,.i in three or more of ,
any six long-established island
tournaments. Going into the
final event, three teams had
the potential to win. Yet, it was ..
Capt. Gerald 'Frothy' de Silva's
Team Hard Play II from Tobago that ultimately took the title of Top Southern
Caribbean Team by one point.
"The circuit was well contested,' says Hard Play li's Capt. Gerald 'Frothy'de
Silva."It all came down to the grand finale in November in Martinique where
the top three boats in the circuit showed up specifically to vie for the title"'
Team Hard Play II jumped into the Series lead early by placing first at the
Spice Island Billfish Tournament in January. Good luck met bad when the
Hard Play II Team finished 11th and scored no Series points at the Tobago
International Game Fish Tournament in March.' ii l. I II won and edged up
to a Series second, behind Hard Play II, after two tournaments.
Team C 1, 11ii ,. II took over the Series lead at the Barbados Game Fishing
Association International Tournament in April by winning the event and
1.... i. I a new Barbados blue marlin record, a 507-pounder.



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Hard Play II re-captured its Series lead at the late April Trinidad & Tobago
Game Fishing Association's Marlin Madness Tournament by iii i,.ii I third
and I 1il I 18 Series points to Cii ill I,. I I's 17. An 890-pound record blue
marlin catch from aboard the ii. ii. i moved this team into third in series
I II. iii. 1 after four tournaments.
Team Hard Play II didn't fish the St. Lucia International Billfish Tournament
in September, and Barbados'Team Cl ll i,. II took the Series lead once
again with Magic Lady from Martinique third.
With Ci.ll in 1. II at 23 points, Hard Play II at 22 points and Magic Lady
at 19 points, the stage was set for the SCBC's finale at the Martinique Billfish
Association Billfish Tournament (MBABT) in October. I knew that we had
to finish at least 4th to take the lead and 4th place would only hold if Team
Ci. 1il .1 i II did not finish in the top four positions,"de Silva explains."As faith
would have it, we released two blue marlin on the last day of the MBABT to
slide into fourth place!'
C 1i i11 ,. r II and Magic Lady finished 2nd and 3rd respectively during the
first SCBC event. Over 100 boats and 600 anglers competed in the SCBC's
six tournaments.
"We expect the competition to be more intense next year,"' says de Silva,
"and hope that the new dimension of the circuit will attract more teams to
participate in SCBC events." -


Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and
registered dietitian.



SCBC SERIES 2009


January 20-23:40th Annual Spice
Island Billfish Tournament. Grenada.
Email: wendypatw@yahoo.co.uk;
11i I ii l 1 i

Ma 22: Tobago International
Game Fish Tournament. Tobago


4-7 Barbados Game Fishing
Association International
Tournament. Barbados.
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2: Trinidad & Tobago
Game Fishing Association Marlin
Madness. Trinidad.
Email: info@ttgfa.com;
Web: wwwttgfa.com

A Spember: St. Lucia
International Billfish Tournament.
St. Lucia. Web: www.stluciabillfish.com

TBA October-November:
Martinique Billfish Association
Billfish Tournament. Martinique.
W eb: I ,11l-n i1, 1 111 i


28 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2009


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DOUBLEHEADER, LA MENSAJERA


BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD


Over 100 Virgin Islands anglers aboard 20 boats
braved rough seas on back toback weekends to
try their luck at catching the biggest and the most
wahoo. In the end, Double Header 3' took the Top
Boat Prize at the Toyota of St. Thomas Wa hoo Wind
S Up, held November 16 and hosted by the Virgin
Islands C ... ii, I I.. I Club, and La Mwensajera won
the Golden HookFishing Club's Wa hooTournament
fished November 2223, out of St. Croix.
"It was pretty rough and we were limited
- in where we could go', says St. Thomas' Tyler
Maltby, captain of the Double Header3'who also
caught the largest wahoo of the tournament, a
S52.5-pounder
SMaltby navigated to the South Drop, which
Swas protected from the 111h. I northeast swell
II and productive for wahoo the week prior.
"We went to the far east off St. John,' Maltby
says. "It was so rough we couldn't do I, 11..... I
TOP: La Mensejera Dennis McCormick (GHFC presi- but troll down sea all day long; a simple plan of
dent) Jose Sanchez, Jose Sanchez and Angel Sanchez attack, but comfortable'
BOTTOM:Sunflower Dennis McCormick, Mike The Double Header 37' caught five fish
Fennessy, Trish Rhodes, Peggy Noel, Paul Stewart,
Festus Pemberton, Larry Kupfer, and Paul Salazar i'.k. ii'.. the day, one after another, as Maltby
drove west nearly to Vieques. ii ..ii, i each of
the five members aboard Maltby and wife Jane, Christopher Berry and wife Angela Berry, and Colin
Butler each reeled in a wahoo, which made braving the rough weather worth the effort. Butler's catch, a
38.8 pounder, earned fourth largest wahoo of the tournament.
The big fish hit just before noon.
"We had just hooked a barracuda and I stepped away from the helm to reel it in,' Maltby explains
"As soon as I did, I put the lure back out and bam, the big wahoo hit. We all knew it was big. Everyone
kept' hi, i'Do it, Do it's that's how, even i,..., -. i, I was the captain, I was the one to reel it in'
In total, 52 anglers on 10 boats caught 23 wahoo.
The sea swells were still running like a roller coaster when the St. Croix tournament got underway
a week later.
Jose Sanchez, captain aboard the winning, La Mensajera, says, "One of our engines broke down on
the morning of the first day, so we had to fish close to shore by the drop off The wahoo had been
running two to three weeks earlier, but it was slow'
La Mensajera caught its first wahoo early morning on the first day, followed by another around noon.
The next day, the fish just weren't .- m11. So, Sanchez switched strategy. It's a tactic he's used in the
past with success and the cl II i .il i he likes best II ....1 1 I1 i i
"I eliminated II, i ... and started using a lure I designed. I call it the element. Everyone wants to know
what it is, but that's my secret,"Sanchez says.
i 1. .1 Sanchez'son Angel hooked up a 32 pound wahoo, the third largest of the tournament and
enough additional weight, combined with the 32.2 pounder and 27.7-pounder the day before, to earn
La Mensajera Best Boat honors with a total of 93.9 pounds of wahoo.
Lady angler, Trish Rhodes, imi. i aboard the Sunflower, ( ii .- Ii, Largest Wahoo, a 45.9 pounder
In total, 58 anglers on 10 boats caught 9 wahoo. Ironically, the St. Croix fleet reeled in 14 dolphin.
i -i ,. actually caught more dolphin than wahoo this year," says tournament organizer, Kathy
Mackay."This is the first time I ever remember this happening'
The Wahoo Tournament marked the end of the Golden Hook Fishing Club's 8th annual Series. The
Series is composed of the Dolphin Tournament in the spring, billfish only Golden Hook CI I,1 ,. I
Guy Gal Reel CI, II1 1,. I and WahooTournament.
Mike Fennessey's Sunflower had a banner year and it showed in the point score. The Sunflower, and
anglers'and crews'efforts, topped both the billfish and sportfish divisions, with nearly twice the points
of the Series runner up, La Mensajera. Well done, Sunflower! -&


(Nevis)
Crowned Champion
Boat at Montserrat
Fishing Tournament


successful fishing events, the
14th Annual Montserrat Fishing
Tournament, on Saturday 25th
October, 2008 at Little Bay. The weekend
saw the participation of 52 fishermen on
14 boats, including seven boats from the
neighboring islands of Antigua, Nevis, St Kitts
and St. Maarten.
A sizable crowd turned up at Moose's Place in
Little Bay to witness the weigh-in and presentation
of prizes. At the end, Sea Brat from Nevis was
crowned 'The Champion Boat' and received a
cheque for EC$2500, sponsored by the Montserrat
Tourist Board. Sea Brat also secured wins in three
other .1 11 .. Ii .l.. lli 1. i :wahoowhich
was caught by Capt. Julian -i. ii and weighed-in
at 401bs. They also won for the largest fish caught
by a lady and for catching the most fish.
Other prizes awarded were for the largest
tuna caught, which went to Thomas Sheill of Lady
Desnee from Montserrat. Emarie Estwick on the
boat BruceB from Montserrat, once again won the
categoryforthe 1. I i 1 i caughtby a youth.
The Montserrat Fisheries Co-op and the
Montserrat Tourist Board wish to thank all the
participants for entering the tournament and also
all the sponsors and volunteers who contributed
to the success of this year's event. They look
forward to an even bigger and more successful
tournament next year. -

Report and photos submitted by Ishwar Persad,
Montserrat Tourist Board


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epoxy. Use vinegar or nail-polish remover to
remove solvent on skin and then wash with lots


30 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2009






of soap and water I find Bostick's Solventless hand towels to be ideal for
removing any resin that gets on skin.These towels come in a can and easily
remove paint and epoxy.
Protect your eyes with safety goggles and avoid .1 iii I the vapors. If
you are not working in a II 1 1ii 1 I area, weara respirator Some epoxies
contain VOC (volatile organic compounds)
and phenols which can make you
sick. If you are doing any i... in.
wear a respirator to ensure that
you do not breathe ii. iii. I dust.
If you get any epoxy in your eyes,
most manufacturers recommend
i i,-.i them for at least 15
minutes with running water.
Wash tools with acetone or X itAiUX
white vinegar or (carefully) use the
manufacturers suggested cleaner.
Don't leave unused mixtures in
pots or cups. Heat is given off
when epoxy sets up and if the
mixture sets up in a cup it can
emit a lot of smoke. There have
also been occasions where a
curing mixture has been tossed
into a trashcan and ignited the C
can's contents, burning down the
workshop. Put pots of unhardened
mixtures on the ground outside n2o
the shop until they are completely
cooled and set, then toss
them out.
When mixing fillers and powders
with epoxy resin, wear a dust mask or
respirator. Fillers such as ... ,-u1. 11-.....,. or filler powder
easily become airborne and may be inhaled. A respirator will give you the
best protection, but most builders use a dust mask.
If you have any doubts about the toxicity of the materials that you
are working with, you can obtain a Material Safety Data Sheet from the
manufacturer MSDSs are required for all epoxies and tell you what toxic
materials are in the resin and hardener

Sanding
Boat builders all talkabout how bad ,i. Ih,. I i. i. II is, but II,. Ih,. I epoxies
can be equally as bad for your health. Wear a dust mask at all times as a very
minimum. It is best if you wear a respirator Epoxies can be sanded with
normal ,I,. iii,. I tools, but you must be careful not to over sand the soft wood
around a hard epoxy finish it is easy to do. In most cases epoxies should be
left for about 24 hours before they are .i. i i i i .. II I have seen fast cured
epoxies sanded after six
or eight hours. -


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B I X BY ROGER MARSHALL


INNOVATBIN

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AND OTHER

INTERESTING

NW DD u u

Editor's Note: IBEX is the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference,
the only trade show in the world dedicated exclusively to the education and
purchasing needs of professional boat builders, designers, repairers, surveyors,
and boatyard and marina managers. Roger Marshall chaired the awards
judging panel for the 18th exhibition, held October 6 to 8 at the Miami Beach
Convention Center, and shared the results:
This year the IBEX innovation awards set new records for the number of
awards given out, with eleven awards given in nine categories, plus an
environmental award. As chair of the judging panel it is 1i1 1 i1. I to watch
the process and to see how the judges come to their conclusions. In most


cases, the panel's votes are cast close to unanimously, but occasionally I get
to cast the 1 I i a. t I vote. This year there were a number of hot and heavy
discussions but when the dust settled, the 11,. I was decisive.
In the i i ii. 111i. hi I Methods and Materials"category, the winner was the
Smart Cat from M.VP. Magnum Venus Plastech. This is a machine aimed at
resin infusion, closed system .. ii. Ir. companies. When resin is infused into
a boat hull the first part of the resin may be infused half an hour before the
very last part. That means that the resin that went in first may be I il1. I up,
before the last of the resin is infused.This machine allows the infuser to adjust
the amount of catalyst being injected into the resin. By 1ii. I the entire hull
set up at the same time, faster processing and faster cure times are achieved,
which allows for better control of the end product and increased production.
www.mvpind.com
In this category, the judges also gave an honorable mention to the
Awlgrip Awlfair mixing machine. Ifyou've ever seen an applicator mix Awlfair,
you'll see that they mix a red compound with a white compound to get a
pink Awlfair compound. If the mixture is not mixed properly, it won't set up
correctly. This machine eliminates any guesswork. It mixes exactly the right


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amount of red and white compounds and does it faster than hand mixer to In the "Hardware and F I ii i ." category, there were two winners, the
allow for stepped up production, www.awlgrip.com Acrylico hard c ... 111 I for acrylics and the adjustable windshield system from
In the"Boatyard Hardware and Software"category, the only entrant was the Ameritex Technologies. The Acrylico c. I renders acrylic plastics almost
Book Builder software. This software allows a boat builder to enter details about impervious to scratches.
their products to develop a ,, iill i i 1 manual for boats that are to be One of the judges cleaned the coated material with sandpaper, acetone,
exported to EU countries. All the workcan be done online fora subscription and an ammonia based cleaner, and scouring powder and was unable to mark it
manuals can be custom printed in several languages, www.boatpubs.com up. Normally acrylics are ruined when any of the above compounds are used
In the "Electrical Systems" category, the Mastervolt Shunt took the to clean them. www.acryico.com
honors. This device provides battery monitoring, fused protection, and a The co-winner was the Ameritx hinge that allows a windshield
communication platform for the entire battery system. www.mastervolt manufacturer to perfectly .ii. i, the opening door in a windshield with very
The "Furnishings and Finishes" category trophy was claimed by the little work or effort. These doors often go out of ii. '11iiii, and this device
Isotherm Frost-Free Iii.i i 1ii1-.. system. Until now it was not possible to cuts down on the time to fix it. www.ameritextech.com
get a stylish 24 volt frost-free refrigerator that fits into common cut outs. The "Inboard Engine" category was the toughest to find a winner. Not
www.indelwebastomarineusa.com. because the products weren't up to it, but because there were two standout
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declared the winner with an honorable mention
given to the C i. I II Axis Drive System.
The Steyr Hybrid Drive has a generator/electric
motor between the engine and the transmission.
At low speeds the hybrid drive runs in electric
mode and can drive a boat at speeds up to
five knots. Above that speed the engine cuts in
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This is especially helpful if a boat is ,. i 1 iii. .I
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recharge the batteries and run the electrical load.
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The C ii. II Axis Drive System allows the
entire engine to be mounted on the transom
in as little as two hours-it is that compact.
However, the boat's transom needs to be made at
a 45 degree angle and the engine mounts at a 45
degree angle. ww' 1 I Iiiii ii ..111
The "Mechanical Systems" category was
another with co-winners, the Nautic Air Cleaner
and the Willdo Thruster System. The Nautic Air
Cleaner is aimed at the large yacht market where
air quality inside the vessel can be degraded easily.
The system filters and treats circulated air with an
S1 i i. l I ii . .1 ill. 11 ii ,/unwanted bacteriaand
.Iii.. I It can be retrofitted into any i i II 1.I
and runs off the vessel's own electrical system.
www.shumans.com.
TheWilldothrustersystem usesa single pumpto
control any vessel's sideways movement. i i 11,
it has four or more two-inch diameter nozzles at
the bow and at the stern of the vessel. Water is
sucked in -i ... I il the intake on the bottom of the
vessel, then blasted i 11 i i .1 ii the nozzles to act
like a bow or stern thruster The vessel can literally
be turned on its own axis with the Willdo system.
iii. I. i/jetthrusters.htm l.
The "OEM Electronics" category ran
away with the prize. It was the Wizard from
AMT Revolution. If you ever have a problem
c(. ii Ii. i to the internet, using your VHF,
singlesideband or your cell phone, this antenna
(which measures about 5" x 5" x V2") will amaze
you. It can pick up most electrical signals from
far longer ranges than a conventional antenna.
www.amtrevolution.com
Finally, the judges gave the environmental
award to the Ecomate Flotation Foam, made
with a totally new blowing agent that uses no
VOCs (volatile organic compounds) or Freon.
It can be used for lifejackets, seat cushions
and has Coast Guard approval for these uses.
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EconomicTurmoil?





"Can't trust the banks, insurance companies are going bust, stock
market's at a five year low. House is worth about half... if you're lucky.
What are we going to do???!!!" This, almost hysterical, diatribe is
booming out from households all over America.
OneofCharlie'sstudentswa: I I1.1i ii iiiu. ithefuturerecently.
Then, after almost a half hour of depression he shouted ecstatically,
"I'm gonna go sailin'!"as though he'd just discovered the genome.
"I'll sell up, I I i i and buy my dream catamaran. I've seen a forty
..I 11 11i, i footer that's perfect. It'll have a large double cabin big
enough for a queen bed, two guest cabins, a workshop, a laundry
room with washer and dryer, ~ iI with large fridge and freezer,
an office..."
Charlie interrupted,"Where are you planning on cruising?"
"Oh, I'll probably cruise the Caribbean for a year or two, then into
the Pacific Tahiti, Fiji...you know'"Charlie had heard it all before.
Then he pondered the question -With the world in economic
turmoil perhaps the tables will turn: Western cities will empty as
large populations head south to the tropics. No clothes needed
there what a saving. Fi.. ii. I home all paid for no mortgage, no
taxes and the kids'll get a great education 'learning about life.'
Tropical paradises will become busy and prosperous. In Tahiti
they'll have to import Philippino and Thai girls for the new burgeoning
market, and teach them to do the hula hula, swim out topless to the
ever increasing arrivals, hibiscus in mouth, transparent lava-lava tied
seductively around II,. ii ,i,. I hips.
Coconuts will become very much in demand and new coconut
groves will spring up. The local narcotic drink, kava, will run out. This
somewhat numbing drink, made from the root of a tree, tastes rather
like muddy water, so muddy water laced with barbiturates will be mass
produced instead.The time honored tradition of passing the cup, slowly
clapping after every sip, honoring everyone in the ill i and then
drinking a cup to'honored guests' will be replaced by. 'Here you go -
Down the hatch -Next!'
The tradition (i Ii 1i, i from ii,, i canoes with outriggers will remain
(by strict order of the tourist board) but, hidden under a coconut frond, a
250 hp outboard will assist on windless days.
Some Polynesians will head north, tempted by video games, flat
screens, fast food, big cars and shopping malls... and all you need
is a piece of plastic -and the longer you don't pay for it all the more
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The APPALLING Apia Marina

COPYRIGHT 2009 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER


Frankly, I'm not too fond of marinas or, to put
it another way, I don't like trailer parks even if
the trailers float. Nor am I fond of being ordered
around. Especially by idiots. So I was a bit shocked,
while in (formerly Western) Samoa, to be summarily
ordered into their new Apia Marine.
"Why?" I asked.
"Because you boaters have been asking us for
a marina for years,' said the happy but-don't mess
with-me harbor host guy... who just happened
to be the head of the bribe-happy Port Authority
as well. "And to give us more room in our
crowded harbor!"
The harbor was almost empty. You could easily
anchor another fifty yachts and six inter-island
freighters within it. And, while I'm not against
marinas i i ii,.i as an option, making them
mandatory is certainly not a regular practice in
the South Pacific.
Plus, I'm not rich. I can't afford to pay $30 a day
for dirt-i 1 I i abuse. The simple truth is I came
to Samoa to chase the ghost of Robert Louis
Stevenson and Margaret Mead, not to be a profit
center for its power-mad Port Authority.
To say the marina was new is a bit of an
understatement. The evening before Wild Card
., .'ll I into it (and ran hard aground twice), it was
being furiously-if incompetently dredged... by a
rusty back-hoe on a dangerously tilted barge.
The first vessel which tied to a *iiI. i .,ll Il
it over.. like a candle-in-a-cake. On the day of the
grand opening-yes, the Prime Minister made a
1 11,.i 1 speech- one of its big-boat ii. i I piers
broke loose in two knots of breeze... without
ii 11,11, I tied to it.
A couple of minutes later the gleaming shore
power/water box across from our slip... keeled
over like a II I tree... again, with no one around.
Not only was this the marina- ..,i i11 it
was haunted!
The very first evening, the blissfully-happy
security guards went around to all the yachts and
shook their crews down for beer, rhum or worse.


The second evening the security guards brought
their own kava bowl... which evidently gave them
the munchies. "Do you have any food aboard
your yachts, please,' they begged, "perhaps some
potato chips or beer nuts?"
No, of course, there were no toilets. Ditto, no
showers. "But we are going to build them for you
soon, and when completed... no extra cl( 1.1
said the Port Dictator with a sleazy, what-more
could-you-ask for smile.
There were some shaded benches and a picnic
table in the marina... but a crudely printed note
said these were off limits to yachtsmen-for the
use of Port Authority officials only.
For almost a week all ten boats in the harbor
were told we'd be ordered into the marina the
, ,11 ii I day. But r,. .11ii1. I happened for five days.
The marina opening was, happily, postponed.
(Two of the ten vessels actually wanted to go into
the marina, the other eight did not). But we were
in a foreign country, and, hey, you .11 i do-what
you- i .11 i do, right? So we hung around our boats
to move them instead of day-tripping ashore.
Suddenly, on Saturday morning, the Harbor
Master was zooming around in his i i. I i i I im. I
at us. "I've been c ii,.I you on Channel 12 since
dawn... why aren't you monitoring the Port
Authority frequency? It is time to go into the
marina.. go, go, go.. right now!"
I 1 to say, this created ii iii in the
anchorage. We all hastily
yanked up our anchors and
rushed into the marina. An
American vessel named
Marcy, with Captain Peter of
Si,., .. i ii State, was in the
lead... and, wham, came to
a sudden halt. "I'm I. i...I
he said.
We'd been promised there
was a minimum of 15 feet in
the marina when, in reality,
there were numerous spots


with only four feet... and some slips for sixty foot
1111 I vessels with less than three feet of depth!
I 1ii1 .i 'ii. '"Peter repeated to the HarborMaster
who was ni ii. to catch his lines 50 yards away.
"No, you are not," said the Harbor Master
"What..?!?"said Peter. He was in total disbelief
Not only was he obviously hard aground... not
100 feet from the Harbor Master who told him
he wouldn't be... but the guy was NOW i, Ii.
him he wasn't.
Peter didn't lose his cool. Instead, he grabbed his
six foot long boat hook and speared it into the water..
where it stuck in the mud with plenty .i.. 111. 11, i.
...now all the remaining nine of us were not
aware of this... as we were underweigh, I. hi. I
in. The Harbor Master could have informed us or
warned us or instructed us to avoid that particular
clump of dredging-but he did not. Almost every
boat which drew over 5.5 feet ran hard aground.
It was chaos. A small squall was passing at the
time, and many of the vessels, once aground on
the i1 ,ii,. I edge of keels... had their bows pivot
with the wind... and were danger of damaging
themselves, the docks or other boats.
Some of the yachtsmen, iiI 11. that the
Harbor Master was now KNOWINGLY 1, ii1,i 'i. I
to force boats drawing seven feet down four foot
channels.. attempted to warn I, Ii I 1. boaters.
They shouted from docks, from their boats... one
fellow even ran out on the I III "Turn back,"
they shouted. "Slow down! Reverse!"
There were numerous boats aground at the
same time... with the harbor master ii, "More
throttle.. give it some power, Skipper!"
I have, in my 47 years of I ...I aboard, never
seen ii, ili i. I quite like it.
I mean, it was an incredibly funny scene if it
wasn't happening to you!
S11 to say, many of the skippers weren't
too happy.. and expressed their displeasure forth
I. iii to the Harbor Master... who was amazed
how ungrateful these foreign iiiiii wretches
were... now they were .. ii Ii at HIM!
That was HIS job!
His face turned to stone.
He started to openly yell back... and on his HH
VHF (which all vessels were required to monitor)
contemptuously referred to his now five-minute
old customers as "bloody asses'


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And the new instructional signs were a laugh riot. As you came into the
marina, the first important sign you saw said,"Upon entering the marina, shut
off your engine.
Perhaps they wanted total chaos, eh?
Now various people, even ones who didn't want to be there, had various
expectations and agendas. For instance, Floridian Duncan-the-sailor on Good
Karma. He speaks fluent Samoan which he learned during his years as a
Peace Corp worker. He i 11 I this would be a good time to give his Samoan
family a tour of his boat.
...but the Harbor Master said no. "No Samoans allowed aboard or anywhere
in the marina,"he said.
My wife Carolyn .ii .1 she had misunderstood. Surely, a Samoan
wouldn't be making a racist rule which eliminated people such as himself..
why he and his workers would be in violation... at the very moment he
uttered rule!
"No Samoans,' he said."None. Never! No exceptions.."
(There is a serious theft problem in Samoa, so this could be behind his
strange logic, hiii. .i. I, it was completely silly because, of course, ALL the
visitors {and mechanics, boat-workers, etc} to the marina were Samoan... hell,
we were in Samoa!)
"You have to wear your marina badge at all times,"said the Harbor Master.
"No exceptions!"
Now my wife Carolyn is slow to anger.. but she is of Italian heritage..
and when she started waving her hands around... well, I know she's about to
go off
"What badge,"' she asked.
"...the badge I am going to give you," said the Harbor Master.
"Okay,' Carolyn said,"then give it to me"
"Two dollar," said the harbor master
"..then you aren't giving it to me, are you,"Carolyn vented."You're ,ii i it to
me. You're already asking us for more money.. you're 'iiii, I us up with hidden
charges, within minutes of arrival!"
"You have to sign-in and sign-out every time," said the Harbor Master to
change the subject. "And have your pass to leave the premises or get back in...
This was easily solved. We all just kept our i ii in the water to avoid
the' I ~i ili delay while the lip-moving-and-not-too-speedy security guard
demonstrated, again and again, that he could not spell "wild" nor"card". (I'm
sympathetic to the fact Ei ii I isn't his first language and I. ii,,1 isn't a high
priority in Samoa... but if the ONLY way I can go ashore... to find a toilet, for
instance... is to have my name, pass number and vessel's name accurately
recorded in his ledger.. well, I can only spend five or ten minutes i
L-D"and "C-A-R-D" before I blow my top while 1ii i my pants).
Yes, I could go on. The marina is airless and, thus, i h11 1. I hot. Port truck
traffic is very loud. Just across the street is a nightclub which doesn't know
the disco-craze is over.. even at 2 A.M.
When I complained about running aground, the Port guy just grinned
evilly and spudded a giant dredge within a couple of feet of my vessel... and
dredged underneath me for three days straight...just upwind of me... i1 i 11
splattering my entire port side with mud.
"...deep enough now, skipper?"asked the port guy.
"Yes,"I wept in frustration,"l guess so... thanks!"
The strangest part is that every other Samoan we've met during our
stay... with the sole exception of the head of the Port Authority... has been
absolutely wonderful to us.
I,, many vessels which planned to stay for two weeks for the XIII South
Pacific Games, are now moving on toTonga.The brand new marina will soon
be as empty and profitless as the anchorage. .


Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card with his wife Carolyn and cruises
throughout the world. He is the author of "Chasing the Horizon" by American
Paradise Publishing, "Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsies" and "The Collected Fat." For more
Fat-flashes, see fattygoodlander.com.


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R running the waterside of the Culebra Heineken International
Regatta (CHIR) is a team effort, says Angel Ayala, who serves
as regatta director. "We have a talented team of five people
who assist Principal Race Officer (PRO), Michael Thompson,
and handle all of the on-sea regatta operations from
planning the courses and writing race instructions months
in advance to setting buoys and getting races off smoothly."


Chuck Lyman, who serves as Race Officer (RO),
takes care of the Committee Boat business. "On
the Committee Boat we take a look at the wind to
determine the course and wind direction. As for
(1 iiin, i with wind speed and direction, it's pretty
much seat-of the-pants. I will look in a particular
direction over 20 or 30 minutes and check for
extreme left and right compass i ili,. I will
get 1. Ii i .from the'Balizeros'who are a mile or
two upwind. We are lucky here in the Caribbean
with i I 11I consistent with moderate shifts. I
will pick a r .I ,.i somewhere in the i. 1. II of
the extremes (10 or 15 degrees). If I see a trend
of moving one way or the other, I'll tack on five
degrees in favor of that direction.
"If we are sustaining 25 knots or more of wind,
I preferto postpone or cancel," Lyman says."Things
seem to break and people can get hurt and we
are supposed to be having fun, right? No wind is
the toughest. G. i i II we need four or five knots
minimum to get started. We are of course looking
at weather forecasts and also out on the water to
see where the wind might be beginning to fill:
David Kerr is in charge of the chase boats
and the 'Balizeros' for ii.I the buoys. "My
job is one everybody runs away from," says Kerr.
"Sounds simple? One of the first Iii i. is I

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people to do the work. For the last couple
of years I've had the help of some fine and
hard working young men, CJ Rodriguez and his
brother Vincent. They usually bring along some
friends to help us out'
Kerr continues, "A typical regatta day for me
starts at 5:30 a.m. All buoys must be inspected for
leaks, ground tackle evaluated and chase boats
checked to be sure engines start. We leave by 7:15
am to pick up the Race Committee (RC) and drop
them off on their boat. We then escort the RC to
the Race Area and wait for instructions.


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Kerr explains that he and his crew get directives to set a course by the
PRO or RO."They will tell us the wind direction and distance for the buoys.
Luis Matos comes in very handy with his GPS as he double-checks the buoy
positions before they are set down. The course is usually set about twenty
minutes before the first start. That way, if there is a wind shift, it doesn't grab
us with a set course that we have to change. These are all instructions that
we receive from the PRO'
In the past years, the CHIR has run a one-design course in addition to
round-the-island courses for Cruising and Jib & Main classes. Jose 'Cacho'
Pastrano and his helpers are in charge of ,ii,.i iii. I if needed, and
running this one-design course.
David 'Abuelo' Kerr, Sr., serves as the official timer for the regatta. "I do
whatever I can to assure that the Committee Boat is 'on station'well before
the time set for the first start,"says Kerr Sr."I call the time on a regular schedule
to the PRO, advising remaining minutes to the start of the first race"
During the races, Kerr and his crew hang around in case of any wind
changes that would require changing the course. If I. *ili. I shows up, they
turn into go-fers."Go for this or go for that,' says Kerr."We also ferry information
and people between the RC and shore. At the end of the races, we pull the
buoys and head into shore. Once ashore, I make sure all Chase Boats have gas/
oil before we head back to the barn. Again, all of the equipment is checked
and repairs done as needed'
When it comes to the waterside running of a iii "volunteers are
always helpful,' says Lyman."We can find jobs for, and need help from both
the experienced and not-so-experienced. They need to know we are working
and that we all need to concentrate on our jobs. Basically take instruction,
and keep conversation to a work related minimum."
Sailors, like any other athletes, can sometimes find it hard to understand
what's happening on the water in terms of race mechanics. To this, Kerr offers
a saying his i .. IIii I i, I told him:"Don't judge a man until you have i11 .1
a mile in his moccasins"
"A suggestion that I have for every sailor is to get involved at least once in
their lifetime in every aspect of Race ' i, 1. I 111, I .i err says."It will help you
get a better insight on how a I ii I gets organized and executed. It's not all
partying. There is a lot of hard work involved in I I 11 1. I a regatta off."
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Regatta Organizers Meet
S. bytheC ii ,I .i . iI .i, i i Association,CSA,
this conference aims to bring I i
the Caribbean .w.II1 organizers in
one central location to share important
information and facilitate networking.
SOrganized by CSA president Cary Byerley
and assisted by CSA secretariat Petra
Gilders, the conference held at Divi
Little Bay Resort had approximately 30
people 11 i,. ill,.I
A. ...I.hI to Heather 1 I1h .i
Director for the St.Maarten Heineken
SRegatta:,"It is great to meet with other
i. u r .w.i -: i F L 11 i organizers and compare notes,
we are all working on the same 1i1l1.1.
Conference took for the but are able to help each other out with tips, ideas and contacts. Year after
time in Maarten in year I continue to walk away with new ideas, concepts and I am able to
showed in force to tear and share information in order implement them into our event. It is an invaluable resource of information
no matter what size your event is'
to better their events, carne from no matter what size your event is"
The conference switches Caribbean venues each year to encourage
to and in between.
participation il..,. i l...,II the island chain. For more information, contact
of intense conversations took with with
director@bigboatseries.com or visit ww' ,,, I. .I i,,,. iii ,1 i i
innovative ideas.
Topics discussed over the two day conference included III,. systems,
rescueand li I ,111 I1 1, 1 'i.- ii ,.i ii i i.. i and ,,,,i I II.I Organized




The CSA Handicap in System BY LINDA PHILLIPS


O neofthe hot .11 '1I ..1.111,1 ;11 11 '' I .
the Caribbean iiii, i Association's ii .1 .111,. 1
system. Participants did not talk about the nitty
S1111 of how a myriad of numbers get plugged
into a formula and a i1ii. i pops out, but rather,
why this rule works so well in the Caribbean.
Paul Miller, Director of Caribdata, led the
session, as he is uniquely qualified with a vast
amount of experience with CSA as well as a
number of other ,. I i1 ii 1. I systems. For the
past seven years Miller has been working closely
with CSA, helping with the move to a paperless
system and analyzing race results for fairness. He
also can be seen at many events helping regatta
organizers to register participants and then score
races in record time.
While a vast number of other .ii II i 1 i 11. I
systems have enjoyed short-term popularity
before ii i .i. -i ii- I into obscurity, the CSA Rule
has been in continuous use for more than forty
years. Those in the know in the Caribbean have
refused to give it up, for the simple reason that it
works well for us, as explained by Miller.


Boats perform differentlyas conditions change,
and boats that perform well in twenty knots of
wind are unlikely to perform well in five knots,
or vice-versa. The Caribbean is blessed with fairly
consistent conditions and a one number rule
works well here in our narrow wind range, which
is why the forty year old CSA Rule is still in use,
making it the oldest continuously used ,iI ....
measurement .i ii .1 .i i system. Its longevity
is due to its use within the small geographic area
of the Eastern Caribbean and the administrators
being able to react quickly to changes in boat
design and equipment to insure as level a playing
field as possible for both 1 1. I and local boats.
Paul Miller has had the opportunity to closely
analyze the results of a number of i. 1 i. using
the CSA Rule and what he has consistently found is
that it produces tight results for the top competitors.
With few exceptions, no one is walking away
with top honours, winners have to work for the
gold as corrected times are normally within 2%
of each other When the "rule beater boats" do
appear, problems are relatively quickly sorted. Our


dedicated CSA measurers, led by Chief Measurer
Jeffery Chen, meet yearly to discuss how the rule
may need to be tweaked to insure fairness to all.
What separates the CSA Rule from others, past
and present, is that the ,11I. I. of every boat are
easily accessed on-line; http://c i I i
,~ ii ... .l the formulae from which the
handicaps are produced are secret, the handicaps
and measurements are available to the public. As
well, the measurers are I iii ll, charged with
helping competitors to have the fairest InI'.i
possibleandareavaluableresourcefor ,i 11.1 ,, Ii.
the numbers on the i1i.1 i certificates.
It was obvious, iii',.i in the room as Paul
spoke that we, in the Caribbean, take a great
deal of pride in the CSA rule. It works well here
because it was designed for Caribbean conditions
and it is constantly being evaluated and tweaked
to insure fairness., lii,.. .. Ill the ,i,. i rule which
enjoys the short term popular status of "flavor
of the month" may seem attractive to some, the
CSA .i, ii .1 -11- i system rules in the Caribbean
because it works in the Caribbean.


40 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2009







BACKGROUND:
March sees Puerto Rico's Culebra Regatta


ANAR 2225:4th Annual
St. Maarten-St. Martin Classic Yacht Regatta.
Classic yacht owners, captains and crews, along with crowds of spectators,
i i i to see schooners, spirit of tradition yachts, vintage and classics,
workboats and i iiT cutters compete. Events this year have moved from
Simpson Bay to Bobby's Marina in Great Bay.
Tel: +5995 23 76 71; Email: info@ClassicRegatta.com;
Web: www.ClassicRegatta.com

AN R 30FEBRUAR 3:16th Annual
Port Louis Grenada Sailing Festival.
This ... I iii, favorite Southern Caribbean 11i which offers racing
for both production yachts and native workboats, will have two new
dimensions this year First, there will be a new center base for our i ii.i I
yachts with world-class marina facilities and dock space due to Camper &
Nicholson's coming on board as new owners of the host Port Louis Marina.
..i 11,, the regatta offers separate IRC and CSA racing classes.
Tel: 473-440 4809/4811; Email: gsail@spiceisle.com;
Web: www.grenadasailingfestival.com

S 15: Club Nautico de
San Juan 8th International Regatta.
Competition is stiff at this junior iii i event for Optimist iiii,. 11. and
Lasers. In past years, Hobie cats and Snipe fleets have joined in the racing,
held in San Juan Bay across from the cruise ship port.
Tel: 797-722-0177; Email: vela@nauticodesanjuan.com;
Web: www.nauticodesanjuan.com

FEBRUAR 14631st Annual Sweethearts of the
Caribbean & 27th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta.
Over 50 traditional sloops and classic yachts compete on courses set
between Tortola and Jost Van Dyke in the BVI and St. John in the USVI. There
are also divisions for single-handers and Classic Wannabees.
Tel: 284-495-1002; Email: mcmechanics@surfbvi.com

FER R 14-24:4th Route du Carnival.
Cruise with the Transcaraibes Club from Martinique to Trinidad for Carnival,
island-hopping i,. .1. I ii Bequia and the Tobago Cays along the way.
Tel: +59006 90 49 45 90; Email: contact@transcaraibes.com;
Web: www.transcaraibes.com

FEBRUAR 222:16th Annual St. Croix International Regatta.
New dates for this Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (C.O.R.T) kick-off are
two weeks later than last year New this year, there will be a second skipper's
weigh-in for prized Cruzan rum for classes other than Racing 1 and 2. The
Valentine Optimist Dinghy .1 iii 1 is an event within this event for kids.
Tel: 340-773-9531; Email: stcroixyc@gmail.com;
Web: www.stcroixyc.com

Sir John Compton Memorial Trophy
and Diamond Dash Race to Martinique & Back.
St. Lucia celebrates its Independence Day with a race that remembers a late
Prime Minister. The course leapfrogs to Martinique and back to St. Lucia with
a party at the conclusion.
Tel: 758-452-8350; Email: secretary@stluciayachtclub.com;
Web: www.stluciayachtclub.com


PREVIEW:


BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER. RD


The New Year signals the start of the
Caribbean regatta season. From north to
south, there are a variety of events both
large and small for everything from racers
and cruisers, dinghy to big boat sailors.
Here's a preview of 2009's earliest races
and how you can join in on the fun:




M H 5-8: St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.
A new Budget Marine match race event, sponsorship of the Commodore's
Race by IGY, and a 'green'team-up with the non-profit 'Sailors for the Sea'
are new happenings for this popular 1 il i known for its'Serious Fun'and
top competition.
Tel: (+599) 544-2079; Email: director@heinekenregatta.com;
Web: www.heinekenregatta.com

MARH 13-15: Grenada Round-The-Island Race.
The island c( ,iiii i, i,. ii .., race on Saturday prefaces a Youth il,. i
Exhibition and Family Fun Day (think Bath Tub Derby) on Sunday, with the
post-race party and prize giving afterwards.
Tel: 473-444-4662; Email: rogerspronk@gmail.com;
Web: www.aroundgrenada.com

ARC2022: Culebra Heineken International Regatta.
Costa Bonita is onboard as the host resort, where 1. i I ii,..i Customs &
1 1', i. ii .i' officials, and rooms will be available i1- Ii i.. who want to stay
ashore. One-design classes, inter-island courses and a new round-the-island
route that includes Culebra and Culebrita are on tap this year The Culebra
International Dinghy -- .1 1i offers Optimist, Laser and Laser Radial racing
for kids in Ensenada Honda while the big boats sail offshore.
Tel: 787-413-7702; Web: culebrainternationalregatta.com or
culebrainternationalregatta.com/dinghy/home.html

ARC27-29: 36th Annual International Rolex Regatta.
Organizers expect to offer two or three dedicated IRC classes this year and
a Caribbean-based IRC measure will be available on-site. There will also
be one-design and CSA classes. The ii imii. I touch is the awards stage
that r,,. ii i11 appears over the water on the last day of racing and the
presentation of coveted Rolex timepieces to 1ii i
Tel: 340-775-6320; Email: styc@vipowernet.net;
Web: www.rolexcupregatta.com


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at Puerto del Rey Marina when I met Paul Exner Paul is an avid sailor and the proud owner/builder
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Paul is so passionate about ,iiI. i and his beloved Solstice that I decided I needed to spread the
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How did you get started?
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the gun-sights of Fort El Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1990, while working for Steve Colgate at
his Offshore iI ,. I School in Captiva Island, Florida, I saved about five thousand dollars in six months. I
eventually used that money to buy Solstice's hull.

How did you find about the Cape George 31 Cutter & why did you choose this particular sailboat?
"In Ferenc Mate's book"From a Bare Hull," he lists several companies who would supply a Bare Hull. The
design I liked best was the Cape George 31. i, i i i II I Cecil M. L F iI .i i and talking with them, and
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What other boats did you consider?
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other designs lacked robustness in construction of the hull and the ability to attach other structure
reinforcing components.

Who helped you during the building process?
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Tell us more about Solstice.
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and also l 1II. 1 of stainless steel, silicon bronze, and brass. She's a classy little yacht and looks like a
wooden boat from below.


"Solstice's hull was drawn by Tim Nolan and
Carl Chamberlin. Their design is based on the
great work of naval architect William Atkin. She is
a fast boat, despite being heavy, and is designed
for offshore passage-making. We have sailed 180
nautical miles in one day! She can be heavily laden
with about 3,000 Ibs of supplies without ii1 I,. I
her performance.
"Please note that I had a hand in the design
and construction of every aspect of Solstice's
construction except the hull. Even the Mast, the
Engine Bearers, the Engine installation, shaft and
, i' '1' 1, rudder, cabin superstructure, I I ,
tankage, interior design and construction, and
sail design.

How did you get her to Puerto Rico?
"I launched Solstice in Lake III. i .I Racine,
Wisconsin in July 2002. 1 sailed it around the Great
Lakes from '02 to '06. In April of 2007, I trucked
Solstice from Chicago, Illinois to Charleston, South
Carolina. I then realized my dream by iiii. her
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PROFILE: Oliver Delignyand the

Varnish Extraordinaire

BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2009


He didn't start out that way.
Oliver Deligny was the oldest
of twelve in a family who
owned a banana plantation
on St. Lucia in the Leeward
islands. When at seven
years old, he got his
own little sail boat, his
family thought he'd
gone crazy. But it was


- I


only the beginning.


The call to the sea was strong and Oliver left home at age 14 for the
Bahamas where he got drunk for the first time with St. Thomas,

T he call to the sea was strong and Oliver left home at age 14 for the
Virgin Islands shipwright Monty Montenegro at HF. 'i ..*in Cay in
the Exumas. It was in the 60s that Oliver learned the fine finesse of
perfect varnish, mostly on Art Crimmon's charter boat, Traveler II. Afterwards
Oliver skippered Jacaranda, a 91 foot ketch for eight years in the Bahamas...
and crossed the Atlantic not once, but 16 times!
On one of those voyages, he broke the record for a boat of that size by
ii, i across from West Palm Beach, Florida to Cannes, France in 21 days.


Oliver Deligny


JANUARY 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 45


His next stint was as captain aboard Yellow Cat, a 78-foot twin diesel ketch
for thirteen years, mostly in the Caribbean. But finally, his dream came true
when in 1983 he bought a Gulf Star 50 and renamed her La Creole.
Oliver, who is a II iii i soft-spoken, polite West Indian, seemed to
have little trouble i I 1.ii ii1 I himself as a topnotch skipper and varnish
extraordinaire. When he didn't have a charter, he was varnishing. You could
tell La Creole apart from other Gulf Star 50s by her gleam.There was nobody
-well, very few -who could match Oliver's fine technique.
The arrival of Hurricane Klaus on November 6, 1985 at St. Thomas, the day
before the Virgin Islands Charter League Boat Show was to start, did not deter
Oliver's grit and determination. Anchored well out in long Bay at St. Thomas
for the storm, Oliver found himself caught in a web of dragging boats and
landed on the beach just by Yacht Haven.
i,.. ,, i that he had to remain on the boat and protect it, he was visited
by the police who did not come to warn
him of thieves but to tell him that he
should get off the boat, i, i1, 1 mi I that
they wanted to loot the boat themselves!
Oliver, of course, did not budge. At 2
a.m. three guys threatened him as he
prevented them from CI -i I aboard.
"You'll never see I Ii. hiii" one of
them said. Oliver bluffed them, making
them believe that he had a gun. He
didn't. Later more police came by to
check on him (or maybe to see if he had
abandoned the boat). They seemed glad
that he was o.k.
Oliver had a dilemma. The boat
show was I1 1 1 .i the next morning
and he was still hard aground, as were
most other boats. So he arranged to
have a barge with a crane lift La Creole
off the beach and back into the water.
That was done and incredibly, he got
the boat spruced up in time for brokers
to come aboard to view her. As you
can imagine, he won the hearts of the
charter brokers that day and has continued to be a successful charter
captain since that time.
But Oliver has had other plans in mind. He dreamed of having a bed &
breakfast on St. Thomas. After I ,. I ways with La Creole, he has built in the
last four years a very spacious seven bedroom villa named Villa La Creole which
has just recently opened. LH. il, above the south shore of St. Thomas with a
spectacular view, the villa has become his new boat on land and, like a boat,
there's always II,, I tofinish, repair or improve.(h I Ill have no trouble
maintaining his reputation as the number one varnish extraordinaire! -&


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Try and Stay


in t ahe Boa t..w BY CHARLOTTE WARDELL

Participants n the St.Thomas

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"You should do it."

Dangerous words that could mean one of two
i,,.i I you have been presented with a cliii ill i
or you are about to be talked into i.., ii. 1,
Either way, it can be a tricky predicament. Do you
rise to the ci, 11 1,. I or do you feel comfortable
knowing your own limitations-whether its time
or ability-and bow out1 1 i ii ',
Of course, when this proposition is made
by your husband, with whom you have sailed
and raced for over 15 years, there is an entirely
different dynamic.
"Come on, you've helmed plenty of races.
It will be fun."
And it did sound fun. The Third Annual St.
Thomas I.ii...i.I Women's .I iIl in 420s
a full weekend of racing, ii i .I new ,iiiI'.i
friends and some good parties. But as ii .1im. i
as it sounded, the simple reality was I had very
little i I. i ii, ,iii experience. In fact, I may have
had braces on my teeth the last time I really sailed
a small boat. And despite reassurances from other
competitors that this was a fun and relaxed event,


I have a pretty good idea what happens when
women compete. Twelve years at a private ii .
school-and i ,I,. i1, were not a competition.
"Come on Mum, you can do it."
Another vote of confidence and a couple of
glasses of wine later, I acquire the determination
of an Olympic-class sailor, temporarily ignore any
practical reasons not to enter, and sign up.
With a handful of practice sails under my
belt, the weekend of the .i iii arrived. My
enthusiastic crew, Tara, was brand new to racing
but was keen and ready to sail her first race. The
weekend started off with perfect conditions-a
pleasant breeze, clear skies and a good breakfast.
There were eight teams of women ranging in age
and experience. The youngest team was braving
their first regatta while one of the other younger
girls tried her hand at skippering for the first time.
There were also some accomplished sailors in the
group. And despite these differences in ages,
experience and capabilities, there was some very
tight racing during many of the races. Of course,
there were a couple of exceptions.
Tara and I sailed around the start line area
i,.. i.i I in a few tacks and i i I i ready for the


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46 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2009


first race. E i 11i11..i seemed in working order
and ready to go. However, just as the race start
sequence began, we demonstrated a whole new
meaning to the concept of"roll gybe"that saw me
slip quietly right out of the boat. By all accounts, I
held the tiller firm until the very end.
Horn blows. Three minutes to start.
Intently focused on sail trim, Tara only became
aware that she was skipperless when her husband,
who was watching from a nearby inflatable,, II I
"Tara, take the helm!" With absolutely no desire
to accept this new responsibility, Tara focused
all energies, both i l, and i i ii, I 1I i
me back on the boat. A -.. i.. i to bemused
spectators (and believe me, there were many)
the two of us respectively demonstrated some
remarkable swimming speed and li i,.i ii 11.1il
Thirty seconds.
Despite rattled nerves, we got the boat across
the start line. Unfortunately, instead of focusing
on racing, I spent most of this first race swearing
like a truck driver while replaying the scene of"the
slippery skipper" in my mind. By the end of the
race-we had a good laugh.
Saturdaywasafulldayofracingthat ii.. .lall
the boats to demonstrate their skills over the day.
Boat rotations II1. I ustoalsositoutforacouple
of races and watch the starts, the tactics and the
teamwork. The younger girls demonstrated their
full potential to be future -ii i stars with some
great teamwork and II ii boat i,1. In ,.i The
more experienced women had great boat speed
and consistently demonstrated tactical decisions
that got them around the course faster and over
the line ahead of us.
On Sunday morning, I headed off to St Thomas
Yacht Club with ii 1ii. i advice from my six-year
old iiII i expert, "Try and stay in the boat today
Mum." Sound advice that proved to be harder
than it sounded.
As luck would have it, Sunday's racing pre
sented more, i II i learning opportunities, with
winds of 15 to 20 knots. We set the tone early by
capsizing the boat before the very first race of the
day. I won't even try to explain that one, but I will
say that I was showing some consistency for how
I was I ,liI I each day. We continued with some
modest improvements and, later in the day, did go
on to post a pair of second place finishes. It was
a great day of il i. i and despite some mistakes,
we persevered, sawthe results of some good team
work, and most importantly, laughed a lot.
The .iii. was a good event and an even
better experience. And you know what? I'm
looking forward to i 111. I out to practice for next
year's event.
Plenty of practice. -&


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T he Caribbean Racing Triangle (CORT), a three Virgin Island .i ,1 I
series, begins Friday, 20 February 2009, with the famous Cruzan Rum
party at the St. Croix Yacht Club. The CORT series consists of the St.
Croixlnternational-February20-22,2009,theCulebra International
March 20-22, 2009, and the BVI Spring 1 il i April 2 5, 2009.
CORT is a long-running Caribbean tradition, (.1.111, 11i sponsored by
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nifty, and useful, prizes. Inexpensive to enter, at just $50 for the series, this is
the best value of the spring ,iIi i season-but you have to show up in St.
Croix to enter!
Each event takes place on a different Virgin Island -first US, then Spanish,
-11,1 ii i up in the BVI. On St. Croix, all on-shore regatta activities take place at
theYacht Club, a five-acre beachfront facility in a residential neighborhood.The
club's on-site caterer provides food and beverage service from early morning
to late at night. Friday night, there is the famous Cruzan Rum party for all
participants, with free rum, food, and live music. There is entertainment at the
Club Saturday night and prize giving on Sunday afternoon. Complementary
breakfast is provided for sailors on Saturday and Sunday.
St. Croix Racing will take place in two circles. All classes except IC24 and
Rhodes 19 will race in the Buck Island channel, around the buoys, as well
as the popular Christiansted Harbor course. IC-24s will race on their own
windward-leeward courses in the protected waters of Teague Bay with
3-minute starts and up to 15 races in 2 days and they can come ashore for
lunch between races.
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will be run by returning Opti World's PRO, Ronnie Ramos, from Ponce, PR. "I
intend to get off 15 races during the two days,"confirms Ronnie. The young
racers will share the excitement of the St. Croix International ~ .II I but will
have their own tent for meals, snacks and soc i 11 I
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It's 7 a.m. Saturday, November 15, and I'm driving with my son Ryan (9) and Don Tae Hodge (15)- :
: who will both be sailing with the Team BVI in the 2008 Nanny Cay Nation's Cup. Three of us watch
powerful squalls raking across the Sir Francis Drake Channel and the two youngsters are wide-eyed;
they know all too well what those squalls feel like in Optimists. Don Tae will be helming for team BVI
: aboard one of eight IC24's shared amongst 12 teams signed up for this year's event.




and Racig The lads start to rig First Caribbean KATS, a 1978 ex J24,
t H which is their first boat in the rotation. Another BVI
youngster, Alec Anderson (17) is also rigging up with
his LIME BVI team. Further down the dock is regatta
favorite and last year's champion, Peter Holmberg, with
Shis USVI team. The forecast is for 20kt+ trade winds all
weekend bang out of the East, it's going to be quite
-- Eight IC24's rigged with our custom fully battened
event sails set off toward the start line, and plough
i .. .ill the steep wind driven waves. The microphone
1 stand ashore is being blown over in the gusts; Frits Bus
(Team I, .... I, takes the mike and welcomes all in
Dutch and Spanish, Denise Holmberg replies, and the
-- 4th annual Nation's Cup is in full swing.
After three races the two BVI teams and Holmberg
Team OnDeck USVI share the lead each with a bullet
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and a third. Four teams rotate after each race in a planned 18 race series with
no discards. I foolishly remark how well the boats are .. 1. I i up.
Race four sees Holmberg stuff Team LIME BVI up hard leaving themselves
room to escape and win the pin. With no way on young Alec Anderson
reverses iII ... .,il an involuntary tack as a big lefty sweeps i, ..i. .1 Team
Ii,. 11 .UKcrashtackto avoid, 5 go iii .I do the same but Ireland can't get
outofthewayfastenough and there is a big c. iii 1 -., Pearl is holed and
Latitude 19 has lost a shroud having been sliced by Pearl's boom. Both teams
retire and the six remaining boats race on.
The Canadians take the spare boat as the Irish accept that the show
must go on and sit out race five. On the way out to the start of race five, the
,' 1 1. 1 i, lose their rudder as the top pintle shears in half; the wind is well
over 20kts and I'm left i,, 111 I'why the hell did I build these 12 boats to set
up this type of charter event?'
Less than an hour later, Black Pearl has a few laminations over the hole,
INTAC has a new set of pintles and straps bolted in place and Lat 19 receives
a donor shroud and we are back in action.
Conditions forthe afternoon continue tofall underthe'fresh to frightening'
category but there is no more carnage and nine races are bagged. There is
a buzz going around that team USVI failed to sail the proper course in race
seven...in short order, Peter Holmberg realizes that his team had failed to
unwind themselves after mistaking a 'gate/green'course for the 'offset/pink'
course. He does the right i 1, I and withdraws from race seven. This leaves
Team BVI LIME in the lead at the end of day one, Team BVI in second a few
points adrift with young Don Tae doing a -*ilni .I. job. In third, Holland and
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c. .i 11111. I six more results. Team USVI Ondeck scored bullets or second
places up to the final race.This was not enough to get back at LIME BVI who
counted nine in six races to seal the regatta. The battle in the last race was
for second place.
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final showdown.
Robbie had one opportunity to take control but the main was late
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With the sun sinking low over the .i1 i 1i i the trophies were
handed out. The kids got a special mention, especially Don Tae Hodge who
really II .
Team LIME BVI headed up by Alec Anderson(17) did an amazing job
c.I 11II. i seven bullets, two seconds and two thirds; even if the Holmbergs
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I. I I I youth sailors were again frustrated in their attempt to
11 ... ii Tortola. A group of six sailors ranging in age from 9 to 13
I I I,, I Road Town on Sunday, October 26 but could only make it as
iIi 11, I I lanny Cay. The 11i. i, i was on pace to succeed, but high surf
.ii i i l I /een Tortola and Beef Island forced the group to add '11 ii' i
I I ii I I lheir course.
The Open C i ill i, event format sees sailors i ~ in and outof9'Open
BIC dinghies as they attempt a counter-clockwise circe, ..... 1 1 1i of Tortola.
The bid to sail around the island started well and was on-track for success. The
sailors made excellent time as they sailed up the channel from their departure
point at Road Reef However, once the sailors passed under the Beef Island
bridge they saw that high surf conditions were going to prevent them from
S11 i 1,1 i the cut in the reef The sailors turned around and sailed backto the
South side of the bridge and picked up a tow around Beef Island.
Back on course but now an hour behind schedule the group made their way
down the North Shore. Formidable sea conditions saw big swells iiII. i towards
the beaches. In fact, the sailors in their 9' Open BIC Ili 11ii would become
partially obscured between the large swells. Steady wind saw the group make
,i i I... between Guana Island and Brewers Bay where the group encountered
dolphins. "That was the high point of the trip,"said Josh Morrell.
Lighter and more variable winds characterized the stretch of the course
between Cane Garden Bay and Steel Point on Tortola's West end, in fact the
group worried they wouldn't have enough wind to keep going. "I thought the
effort was doomed by then," said Andy Morrell. "I know how tough the channel
can be" It was 2 p.m. when the group entered the Narrows for their battle up
the channel. Strong current always makes iiI. I up the Narrows (the bottom
portion of the Sir Francis Drake Channel) difficult. Fortunately the wind swung to
the North which made for easier going. Still, it took a good two hours to creep
from the end of Frenchman's Cay to Fort Recovery. "It was real tough,"explained
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just short of their goal of making it back to Road Town.
The sailors were Josh & Sam Morrell, Jason Putley, David Carter, Barney
Nockolds and Mollee Donovan. The sailors raised almost $3,000, a portion of
which will be offered to the pediatric ward of Peebles Hospital.
Th I II I i -ompaniesandindividualscontributedtotheOPENCHALLENGE:
Conyers Dill & Pearman, Maples & Calder, Golden Hind, Necker Island, Kroll,
International Motors, SableTrust, Island Shipping,TICO, Price Waterhouse Coopers,
VP Bank, Caribbean Insurers, HIHO, Ocean Promotions, Nathalie Fay, Nick& Michelle
Clark, Guy Eldridge & Mark Forte. Thanks also to Simon Wood and Caribbean
Visions for i I i,, I with ii i. I i, sailors down the North Shore.
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T heweatherforecastwas notgood forthe
scheduled 2008 Sint Maarten Optimist
Open Championships, sponsored
by SOL N.V and planned for Saturday
8th November at Simpson Bay Lagoon. Late on
Thursday, the forecast had improved, and word
went out to all participants on 1i~.1iii i St Barths
and Sint Maarten, eagerly iii,. i confirmation.
This was the largest Inter-Island Optimist
i ii that the St.Maarten Yacht Club had ever
organised, with 24 entrants; the regatta was limited
by the availability of boats. Only two categories
sailed, nine in the Silver Fleet and 15 in the Gold
Fleet, older and more experienced sailors.
On Saturday morning as the boats which
transported the competitors from, i i 11i I and St
Barths tied up at the jetty of the Sint Maarten Yacht
Club, the wind had picked up nicely promising an
II 1ni day of iiii,.i and competition. The
atmosphere was charged with excitement and
anticipation. Many children, as young as seven
and eight years old, had never participated in
an international regatta and thus I iF .I
as the Silver Fleet. Most excited ..I i mi,
Maarten's youngestjunior competl..i. 1 iiii,
old, Alec 'I 11. Ili, w ho along wit 1i.1 1 . I.
Johanna Looser, were the Sint Marli, i, i. iiii ii
the Silver fleet.
The more experienced
children were calm and
..11 i -i, old friends who
had competed against each
other on other islands and,
in some cases internationally,
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was the order of the day and
everyone was keen to get the
S111 i started.
The first race of the Gold
fleet required the recall of
Rhone Fl. II, for having
crossed the line early in his
enthusiasm to get going. This did not deter him
as he was able to catch up to the leaders by the
second buoy and was in the lead at the third
buoy. From then on, try as they may, the more
experienced sailors in the Gold fleet were hard
put to catch up with him, as Rhone managed
to cross the finish line all but once ahead of
them all.
"I really had to work hard," Rhone said. "I was
worried about Jolyon, Saskia and Steven who
often beat me, as well as Louis Ollo from St Barths
who is very good, so I just watched the water and
watched the sail and, more than ever, I watched
thewind. I did not stop (. -'. 1.1 ii I once."
Louis Ollo from St Baths, and Jolyon Ferron
were the greatest threats to Rhone's dominance;
had he dropped concentration or failed to produce
excellent starts these two boys, along with Steven


Looser and his sister Saskia Looser, would have
jumped in to replace him. As it was, the competition
between the four of them was intense with Jolyon
just losing to Louis by one point and Saskia losing
to her brother also by one point.
The Silver fleet, ,ii,. a shorter course, saw
competition no less intense. The winner of the
first race was Sint Maarten's youngest female
hopeful, Johanna Looser, 'ii I St Barths'Julian
C I. i.ii. ii and Kevin Greaux to the finish line.
After a very surprising second in the second
race, suddenly Sint Maarten's youngest little star
sailor, Alec I i i iii, got the hang of it and in
races 3,4, 5 and 6, Alec produced four consecutive
bullets. (To discover the secret of the genes
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place and managed a Podium place, i 1. Ii I Sint
Maarten's favourite, young Johanna Looser, into
4th placing by only one point.
Prize- ii .i 1 111 '-ii, 'i ,rtenYachtClubwas
well attended and the final results eagerly awaited
whilst the MC, Sir Robbie Ferron, thanked SOL N.V,
the principal sponsor, and all who contributed to
make the event such a success. All participants
were awarded a prize, and podium winners had
their victory recorded on camera.
St.Maarten Yacht Club organizers extend
their sincere appreciation to the sponsors for
six additional Optimist Boats recently received
which enabled the total of competitors to
be increased. -@

Article by Ruargh Findlay submitted by the St. Maarten
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The 7th annual Budget Marine Women's Caribbean One-
design Keelboat Championships was held on November 1
and 2 with great enthusiasm by all teams; many agreed this is
one of the best-run regattas they have been to for ladies. An
exiting weekend for 12 participating teams from all over the
world ended with a victory for St.Maarten.
Kim Frye and her Scuba Shop team took the silverware for a second year
in a row, breaking the tradition of international participants winning this
event for the four years prior, and I II I i one of local teams claiming the
title. This is the third time a local team has won this title.
Frye and her team had consistent results, ini, Iii. I in the top two for
almost all races. They had some heavy competition from one of the favorites,


Karen Portch and her,/ ii, i. i, Yacht Club team, who also managed four firsts.
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Emma Paull, from the BVI, was happy to have placed in the top three,
,ii, .. I in the past she managed to return home with the first place. This
team also sailed very steadily ini., i,,. I in the top three every race. Penny
Mclntyre and her Barbados team missed the 3rd place by two points i i 1ll
even i .., ill they managed to stay in the top three finishes in most races
proving how close the competition was.
Janneke Brouwer's'Amstel 11. iii Babes'team showed that practice pays
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in one of the races.
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they will be back and able to better their position.
This regatta, organized by the St. Maarten yacht Club is a great effort
towards the expansion of women's ,iiI,. and iii,. i in general. The Yacht
Club organizes racing ,. I 11 ill, every weekend, and aims to get more
people involved in the sport and activities.
S41 iI : Marine is proud to supportone of the fewwomen's championships
in the region, and Chris Marshall, manager of ,Ii1. i : Marine St. Maarten,
mentioned in his closing speech that the Yacht Club can expect Budget
Marine to be a part of this event in the future.
iii,,. i is a great sport to level the playing field between the sexes, as it
doesn't just rely on brute ii ,, 1. 1 but also on strategy and tactics. Women's
Regattas, in particular, empower female competitors, .. iii. iii,,,. I the best
female crews and captains who may sometimes take the back seat to their
male counterparts in other .1 iil i
Budget Marine's next event on St. Maarten will be the new approach
they are taking at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, by organizing
a 'Match Racing' event. See their website for more information.
www.budgetmarine.com or www.smyc.com -&

Report and photos submitted by Budget Marine Women's Caribbean One-design
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T he Port of Gustavia was the
first destination for the 10
boats racing in the 2008
Golden Rock Regatta, with
the first leg of the race
from Simpson Bay in St.
Maarten to Gustavia, Saint Barth-on
Monday, November 10. The first boats
crossed the finish line in the early
afternoon after qc I .i i i I the 15-mile
opening leg of the five-day regatta, .......
which finished back in St. Maarten on ........... i iii l
Friday, November 14.
The .i l winner of the first leg
and tops in the racing class was Nix, a ..j
60-footsloop-rigged racingyacht, which
clocked a time of 1 hour, 57 minutes,
and 45 seconds. For owner/captain
Nico Cortlever, this fourth edition of
Golden Rock 1 1i, i represents his first
entry in this multi-island event.
From Saint Barth the race continued
on Tuesday November 11, i Ii. I to
Frigate Bay in St. Kitts, a distance of
52 miles, with an awards ceremony
and beach party held in front of the
Monkey Bar. On Wednesday, November
12 the boats sailed to Oranjestad, St. fe
Eustatius, where a street festival was *
held in Lower Town. i
"One of the goals of the race is
to put Statia on the map as another
destination for sailors,' says Bas Roorda, one of the competitors, whose team
VOC won the St Barth race in the bareboat class. "In 2011, St Eustatius will
be part of The Netherlands again and we are hoping to develop a good
marina and bring more attention and people to the island,"adds Roorda, a
consultant for the Dutch parliament.
On Thursday, November 13 the racers competed in the Statia Up &
Down Races for 30 miles of windward and leeward courses, with the awards
presented at Fort Oranje. The final leg of the event was the St. Martin Return
Race of 39 miles on Friday, November 14, as the yachts returned to Oyster
Pond in St. Maarten, and celebrated at Captain Oliver's Restaurant.
With sunny skies and winds of 13 to 15 knots, the conditions were perfect
for the St. Barth leg of the 1 11 The prettiest yacht in the race is perhaps
Kate, Philip Walwyn's replica of the 1906 classic 12-meter class boats, which
was the sole entry in the open class.
Many of the sailors in the race came over from Holland to join Caribbean
and American c. ii I i foraa weekof fun at sea, which was filmed by Dutch
journalist Anton van de Koppel from The iii ,. I Channel.
Founded by Juul Hermsen in 2005, the Golden Rock Regatta hopes to
keep growing, but not too fast. "We'd like it to get bigger but not too much
bigger," says Bea Bea Hootsmans van Dijk, one of the race organizers. "The
maximum number of boats would be 20-30, that would be the perfect
number for Statia,' she says."What's nice about this regatta is that everyone
knows everyone else'

Overall Winners
Racing Class: Canadian Yankees
Bareboat: VOCDe Ruiter
Open: Kate


For additional information: www.goldenrockregatta.com -&


Ellen Lampert-Grdaux lives in Saint Barthelemy where she is editor-in- chief of Harbour
Magazine, and has been a regular contributor to All- At-Sea since 2000. She also writes
regularly about entertainment design and technology for Live Design magazine, and
about Caribbean architecture for MACO, a Trinidad-based lifestyle magazine.


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Letter from Antigua
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Long ago and far away, Commander Vernon
Nicholson R.N. Ret. had what amounted to a
brilliant idea. After having arrived in Antigua
with his wife Emy, having sailed across the
Atlantic in their 1903 70ft schooner Mollihawk, he began
the charter trade in the southern islands by taking mainly
American guests on a voyage of adventure through the
seldom visited islands of the Leewards and Windwards.

He was a truly i ii ii iii man in every respect. It can be said that he was
completely responsible for I 1,. ii a new business in the Caribbean. With
him came his eldest son Desmond and his youngest son Rodney. Soon,
after their arrival the Commander and his wife moved into the antiquated
1'iii..i i,. i. of the old British Naval Dockyard in Eli,. ii Harbour and slowly
began the painstaking task of forming his new business. It was named
Nicholson Yacht Charters.
Probably one of the first tasks the Commander completed was to go back
to the Mediterranean where a handful of ex British war time officers were
running their elderly yachts on charter. "Now, old boy, you'll love it out in the
Caribbean. The iii i is superb and the passages no more than 20 miles or
so, the rum is cheap and the island crews are first class'
And so a fleet of mainly what would now be called classics arrived in
El,. il I, Harbour to help forge the new business. The Colonels, Captains
and Wing Commanders became the new charter skippers. The wives and
daughters became the cooks and so began an entirely new business that has
now grown to the absolute nautical monster it has become.
Thanks to the enthusiasm of the new Caribbean crew the yachts began to
shine and even really old vessels looked like new ones. When I arrived in 1957
there were probably about 20 boats in the Nicholson fleet, but each year the
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number of vessels was growing fast. I'll never forget, after a bone-wrenching
drive across the island, the sheer beauty of Nelson's old Naval Dockyard
ii,, 1 i proud in the ri.. ... ii. I Absolutely m ind- .. .. -1 11. I
The Nicholson Family, however cheerful they might have appeared,
ran a tight ship, and it can be said now in retrospect that their efforts in
those long past years were more than appreciated by everyone who saw
what was happening. Anyway, some sort of .i iii 111.1 was needed and
it was not long before the Commander had another .1iii in,, idea. Why not
encourage the agents and brokers from the charter companies in the USA to
fly into, .ii ., i to see the charter yachts for themselves? Have a hands-on
experience and actually sail for a bit! Even spend a night or two at anchor
under the lee of some little island where small waves lapped the white sand
and the i-. .1 III. I reef sang a deep water lullaby out to windward.
The guests (charter agents) loved it. Their cocktails tasted better than ever
before and ii... ii the open ~ iill hatches their ship's cook was producing
a wondrous dinner from which came ii 11i 11 i smells on the night time
breeze. The moon and stars would still be there when they returned to sip
their after dinner drinks before returning to their cabins for the night. In
reality, it was not such a bad idea was it?
Then of course for breakfast the -. 11i I day there was Uncle Rodney
Nicholson in a voluminous chef's hat ci iii .- magic on the beach which
he did again in the evening, producing fresh lobster and other exotic and
magical Caribbean i ii. II ii Even us skippers of the yachts enjoyed it and
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and brokers were attired in snorkels to view the denizens of the deep. This of
course would give everyone -1 i I 11. i to talk about that evening.
There may well have been another beach barbeque and by the i ii 1 of
the flambeaus, the day was brought to an end as the agents returned to their
yachts. Then just to show our guests that the yachts could sail, there was a
cruise in company down wind back to Ei. iil ii Harbour.....to arrive in time
for cocktails on a big yacht like Freelance, and after that a steel band on the
beach in Freemans Bay.
To say that we all had about a 24-week season would not be far wrong!
The great i .11. I was that every one of us iii i types had a blast. The sail
back to Ei iii ii Harbour was over in little more than one hour so it didn't
matter too much if it was quite rough. The brokers and agents of those
faraway days all became good friends of the skippers and crews, and to
this day we visit them in the States if and when time allows. I just can't help
wondering if the modern day charter show should be a little more like the
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schooner Mollihawk. Two years later he bought the first of his many own yachts, Ron
of Argyll. She was followed by the 73ft Alden gaff schooner Lord Jim. In 2004 he was
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STriskell Cup 2008

Guadeloupe's Marina Bas du Fort at Gosier and the ,11. .111,. ii i waters
offered participants and spectators an intense ,ii, i and festive weekend
for the 8th edition of the Triskell Cup, November 8 10. More than 600 crews
and friends -ii 11i .1 I on water or showed up at evening parties.
Sixty boats in five classes competed under ideal conditions, between
10 to 13 knots of wind, blue skies, during the iii 1'. three days of very
competitive ,iii i Martinique and, ii. 1i i I represented more than a quarter
of the fleet with a total i i, h. i 15 boats. Many younger ones ,iii, i on
"Surprise" from Martinique could not make it due to school schedules.
The Triskell (i. 11 I i, ,1 ii.. its 40 free workers and their main partners i ii- i
Guadeloupe, Marina Bas du Fort and internet operator Mediaserv), did iii .
well in order to reach the level of iIn everyonewas I i 'iii
Coastal, Beach Cats, Multi-hulls, Spinnaker 1 and Spinnaker 2 were the 5
classes. The coastal class increased from six to 19 boats just over one year.
There was a lot of pressure in Spinnaker 1 class; the 22 participants had great
i- I. ,. on water, especially during the starts which were very spectacular for
the spectators. In 11I11 .1 crews, iii,' iii prepared boats such as the
A40, J122, j120, JOD, Medges, Swans etc. offered everyone a 1iii lesson
(starts, tactics, maneuvering).
Spinnaker 2 was also an ii I i. I class, because those 10 boats, manned
by youngsters, displayed great skills on their'First Class 8"and their"Surprise'"
We can ii, ..' 11 .1 II say that our future champions were there.
In conclusion, we can say that on water and on land, this was a great
nautical event, with fun, fair play, and racing, which initiates the 2008-2009
Caribbean iii,. i calendar.
Next year: the 9th Triskell Cup: October 31 to November 2, 2009.
For information, contact Jean Michel Marziou + 590 690 495 757
www.triskellcup.com oremail : ( i 11ii1 ii, i..ii. I I I **iI -&

Information and photo submitted by Mediaserv Triskell Cup


Catamaran Racing Season
Underway on Martinique

BY GAELLE BOURDAIS, TRANSLATED BY NICK MARSHALL

On Sunday 16 November 2008, the second
Catamaran raid took place with a single leg.
Organized by the Club NautiqueWindforce
at Pointe Fort au Robert, the race took
place in 25 knots of wind.
With the arrival of the Jean-Louis
Andre .i I I (Hobie Tiger, skippered
by Andre, crewmember Thierry Berne) in
the Catamaran F18 category, we spoke to
the crew:
"With 25 knots of wind, we had to do
some'there and backs'in the Bale du Robert.
The original course was supposed to pass by
the Bale de Spoutourne but was modified
because the wind and sea were strong. We
were taken by surprise by the change and arrived late at the start line.
Immediately, the two first competitors were racing away. One of our
competitors had rudder problems and was forced to stop momentarily.
We passed in third place and kept it until the channel marker 11i. 11, i the
windward turn. After a lusty gybe in some serious swell, we threw up the
spinnaker to head toward the second buoy. In stowing the spinnaker, we
destroyed our race. The spinnaker sheet became tangled in the boom and
we lost our advantage.
My crewmate became a i. '1111 anchor in front of the boom. At this
moment, we were no longer in the race, but became privileged spectators. We
watched, powerless the
victory of Anthony Horst
I and Alick Arsenne on the
Nacra F18 ahead of Patrice
Ivaldi on the Nacra Infusion.
Third was Bertrand Libar
"i on a NacraFl8."
For more information,
contact the Club Nautique
Windforce at Robert on
0596 65 59 70 or email
windforce@aol.fr _


not so swell...

BY GAELLE BOURDAIS,
TRANSLATED BY NICK MARSHALL

It was as the Bakoua said in one of it's .1n1, "The
swell wasn't swell with the Pontoon. 1111. I to sailors:
it is no longer possible to tie up to the pontoon at the
Bakoua atTrois-ilets or to clear customs.
Why? Because the pontoon was swept away by the
swell from Hurricane Omar on the 16th of October,


2008. This is a great loss for cruisers. There is still the
Marina at Pointe du Bout at Trois-Ilets on 0596 66 07 74
and one can book by email on marina3ilets@wanadoo.
fr or go to www.marina3ilets.com where you can clear.
Alternatively, go to Fort de France by anchoring in
the Baie des Flamands and c *.i, i i. i Sea Services on
0596 70 26 69.
The marina at Marin was not affected and still
welcomes cruisers with customs 1,i I .1 on site,
enabling you to complete clearance. Contact Customs
on 0596 74 91 64, or the Marina at Marin on 0596 74 83
83 or fax 0596 74 92 20. Information at www.portmarin.
com or try VHF 9. -


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Some ARC participants may choose to stay
right where they are in Island Global \ i i.11.. ,
Rodney Bay Marina, where a multi-million dollar
reconstruction is reaching its completion, with a
full 248 slips and refurbished retail and restaurant
facilities on shore. Rodney Bay's newest pier will
offer 32 berths just for megayachts, up to 250 feet
in iil, with on-site Customs & 1i .iii. 11 i..1
Wi-Fi, concierge, crew facilities and other I ... I
Other cruisers may head down the west coast
to the smaller Marina at Marigot Bay, just in front


of the Discovery Resort and Spa. The marina
accommodates 40 yachts from 30 to 250 feet.
More than simply a hurricane hole, the bay is
known for its lush essence-of Caribbean scenery
that inspired a number of film producers.
From either comfortable base, St. Lucia, the
beautiful "Helen of the West Indies" is easy to
explore. i i,. I roads lead down the west coast
from Rodney Bay to Soufriere, the oldest town
on the island, settled by the French in 1746. It's a
i 11 i, trip-so instead of keeping a nervous eye


Tour lush sites like the Diamond Botanical Garden
on the roads, consider a day sail down the coast.
Take your own boat or let someone else drive
while you indulge in '1.. 1. I rum punch.
For about $75 to $90 US per person, full day
sails via catamarans leave from both Rodney Bay
and from Vigie Cove in Castries. For that price,
you'll receive a roundtrip cruise, lunch, touring
in and around Soufriere, a swim and snorkel
stop, and the aforementioned rum punch. There
may also be dancing on deck, limbo poles, and
perhaps a bit of Calypso-style singing by the
captain. Corny, yes, but actually lots of fun.
Best of all-by mid-morning, the famous
Pitons will come into view, surely the most
photographed twin peaks in the world. Petit
Piton is actually taller at 2,619 feet than Gros
Piton at 2,460 feet, but Gros Piton is so-named
because it is wider across at the base. .. I ii
they are knock-out symbols of St Lucia, and the
ultimate in tropical scenery. -i l i is 1. I
up Gros Piton, but it's a rough climb and you'll
need a paid guide and permit from the Forest &
Lands Department.
Once you are ashore at Soufriere, there are
attractions worth seeing in the hills above the
town, 1, Ii. ii i the Drive-In Volcano. A guide
will lead you close to strong 1 IhI. I sulphur
springs with .I Ihi I. i pools of mud. Nearby are
the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfall,
part of the Soufriere Estate, 2,000 acres given
first by Louis XIV in 1713 to three brothers. Their
descendants own and maintain the lush property
full of gorgeous flowers and springs. iii. I both
your camera and a swimsuit if you'd like to bathe
in steaming pools.
The 24 X 14 mile-island is laced with a number
of nature reserves and a National Rain Forest that
allow hiking and will provide stunning views
and abundant opportunities to learn more about
tropical flora and fauna. www.slunatrust.org and
the tourist office can provide details on arranging
a c ., ill i,. i i tre k.


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natia mie to St. Luci While 0om ofteyctslaeso
L stmot h,'the 23r At lantic Rtall fo rier A C rougt

opea b. elsewhere, many 0i ger to 0avor St. Luci'. s
0 abundan 0harm. H y-ou'll f in- d some of the Caribbean's
most sophisicate, hig est-ratd resrts wth fie dinng tomatch






Anglers should be sure to schedule a day of
I ...i i 111. i I ii. l 1 1 sailfish, blue m arlin, and
more are ,iII. I for you to catch-and-release.
Horseback I.ii,.i on beaches and trails can be
arranged for people of all skill levels, and Scuba
,i I down walls, wrecks, reefs, and piers will give
divers days of pleasure.
Meanwhile, back on the northwest end
of the island, some sailors will want to take
advantage of the St. Lucia Golf and Country
Club, a public course with clubs and shoes
for rent. Shoppers will do their own I ill ii.
for works of art, baskets, crafts and silk-screen


fabrics, and should plan to hit the Saturday
morning Castries market for produce, hot sauce,
spices and herbal medicines. South of Castries,
tour the Bounty Rum Distillery to provision
some of the local product on the spot where
it is made.
Jutting out into the sea just above Rodney Bay,
44-acre Pigeon Island National Historic Park, once
a pirate hang-out .. I ii,. I to local lore, can be
reached via the Rodney Bay ferry. It offers military
ruins to explore, a museum, restaurant and small
beaches, and has been the imi. i site for at
least one ARC-couple.


Regain your land legs with all St. Lucia offers.
But don't forget some time to veg-all beaches
are public, with many north of Castries situated by
hotels. Reduit Beach at Rodney Bay is considered
by many to be one of the finest. Whatever beach
you choose-kick back on the sand, sip a Piton
beer, and soak up St. Lucia's I ii. 1iiI .to the fullest.-.



Chris Goodier is the editorial director of All at Sea.
Her freelance articles and photographs have appeared
in numerous other publications including Caribbean
Travel & Life and Caribbean Meetings & Events.


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series of twelve races were held over the two day event
with fairly i. iii and shifty winds which made for some
very close racing and i iiii.- gains and losses. Boats
were changed after each session of four races, with no owners iiII i their
own boats, which made it fairer to the visitors and fun for owners to see how
their boats did with other crews on board.
The local team of Michael Green, Gerard 'i. Duncan Ince and
Chris Pilgrim took charge of the event after the first day with seven firsts and
one second and, other than a few hiccups on Sunday morning, finished the
i.. i 11 i with nine firsts and three seconds.
There was a -i. i i between the Bajan entry of Russell Corrie and his crew
having many close finishes against Nick Forsberg i, Ii ii in the end the team
from Barbados took second with Nick and his crew third. The final three places
went to Jerry Bethel, fourth, Ei I - fifth, and Peter Hoad of Barbados sixth.
The I 11, I. i teams really enjoyed the event and have agreed to run a similar
event in Barbados, and will invite the St Lucia crews over to participate.
Next year this event is planned to get bigger with invitations going out
to all the other Caribbean Islands.
The event is to be sponsored by BMW Ii. i I their local I i~ iI I ,.
Motors"who are keenly onboard to ensure it becomes a premier Caribbean
liII. I event. &

Report submitted by the St. Lucia Yacht Club. www.stluciayachtclub.com


Organisers of the Port Louis Grenada
Sailing Festival announced in November
that the Bank of Nova Scotia will join the
2009 event as a new Captain's Club Member
sponsor. Festival Chairman, Jimmy Bristol
commented, "We are extremely pleased to
welcome ScotiaBank. The company has a
long history of sponsorship support for sport
and community activities in Grenada and will
be a strong partner for the Festival and the
Digicel Work Boat Regatta."

Robert Frederick, ScotiaBank Country Manager,
added "Scotiabank continues to support events
such as this that are important to our customers
and by extension the communities which we are
privileged to serve'
The 2009 Festival will be staged from 30
January -3 February 2009, with presentation
partners Port Louis and Camper & Nicholsons, in
association with the Grenada Board of Tourism.
The event, now in its sixteenth year, has an
impressive list of long i ii..Iii.i sponsors, and
ScotiaBank will be joining True Blue Bay; British
Airways; Colombian Emeralds; Mount Gay Rum;
Heineken; North South Wines; United Insurance;
and TSL Grenada, responsible for design and
management of the official Festival website
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wine, for the Festival parties and of course Moet
& Chandon will add that extra sparkle to the Prize
Presentation evening. This coming year i iii.i
skippers and crews as well as regular Festival
party-goers will enjoy a series of after-race parties
at the new Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis
Marina and Le Phare Bleu, plus the ever-popular
Dodgy Dock atTrue Blue Bay Resort & Marina, with
more to be announced.
With the creation of the i I'ii i new Southern
Caribbean ~ -. 11 i Circuit, the Grenada iiiiI i
Festival is part of a wider regional and international
promotion with the Carriacou I (14 18
January) and the new Tobago Carnival III 1 (10
-14 February), bringing even more boats and crews
to the island to experience Pure Sail, Pure Spice.
Theorganisersalsowishto I ,l i 1i I Marine;
Boval; Island Dreams Yacht Services; 809 Design
and COT Caribbean Graphics for their support


for the 2009 Festival. There will be more news of
sponsors, racing and party plans coming soon, or
contact gsail@spiceisle.com for updates. i

Report submitted by Grenada Sailing Festival






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of theSt Maarten Heineken ~- ii I Local 11II,. I
experts assisted by an international measure/
judge would take care of the iiiI. I part. Marina
owner Gijs Boer, president of the Curacao ,iII'. i
Festival Foundation, in cooperation with Heineken
director Jurriaan van 't Hoff and his team, would
carry out the festival program with performances
and activities ashore and in the Anna Bay.
Budget Marine would organize a I1iii.i
tournament for schoolchildren and the local
cellular phone provider Chippie would set up a
fair on the other side of the bay, so the general


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public would be involved. The famous Handelskade would be the unequalled rI i i.. 11 ii backdrop.
And-exactly like this-it happened!
Though 11111 organizer Hans van der Straaten and his team feared calm winds caused by
unexpected Hurricane Paloma, it turned out fine. From the first moment, at4 p.m. Fridaywhen I 111 ii..
commenced, the atmosphere was great and rose to a climax during the official opening.
The next morning 12 knots winds blew better than expected. Twenty-five registered yachts filled the
Anna Bay with white sails like never before. The Maritime Museum in the beautiful old mansion on the
corner of"Little Wharf" now i .1, I i I i iii il I. I "was bathed in sunshine. Director Joan T i I
opened the doors to all visitors.
On the docks of both sides of the Anna Bay, spectators didn't know where to look first. After the first
start sequence of the yachts, twenty-one micro boats, with highly 1 ... ii .II names like Double Trouble,
Bad Banana and Flying Dutchman, headed out on the water for a fierce competition of their own.


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Twenty Optimist dinghies competed in five
teams, Sunfish veterans were present in match
races, fisherman's boats tried to catch the biggest
fish for the Chippie trophy, thirty schoolchildren
received a Budget Marine fishing pole to keep and
do the same for a Budget Marine trophy, and water
skiers and Sea-doo's demonstrated their skills. Just
outside the entrance of the bay, twenty-four surfers
started their competition in Formula racing at sea.
In the meantime, commercial vessels sailed in
and out, business as usual, all in close harmony
with the regatta participants. It exceeded all high
hopes, providing fun for everyone.
At sunset, more than 30 skippers showed up
for an illuminated parade of local motor boats,
followed by another hig light: the performance of
DJ Tico and the Band Basic One from Aruba.


Sunday again showed plenty of sunshine and enough wind for a
tactical competition among the yachts. The Blue Skies helicopter added a
spectacular show: the jump of two divers from the slides of the low-flying
blue machine into the water attracted all eyes. There was music, food and
drinks, and booths of the sponsors in the Regatta Village. Celebrities were
sailed around in Centaurs in a match race.
On Sunday night, the first regatta in the historical center ofWillemstad
successfully came to an end. Gijs Boer and his team provided the
inhabitants and visitors of the island the opportunity to get a glimpse of
what sailing is about.
Sergey Boer's and Dig van der Slikke's team on D'Trip were crowned
the first overall winner of the
.eted in three Heineken Regatta Curagao, and
omacasse a awarded the prestigious crystal
Winklaar (40) all N4Banc Cup
NIBanc Cup.
IThe festival was concluded
by the action of DJ Carlito
and a sizzling show by Queen
of Soca, Alison Hinds. "The
Heineken Regatta Curacao
will be a yearly sailing event
without an equal in the region,"
according to Gijs Boer. www.
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Win Aruba Heineken Catamaran Regatta


n Friday November 21 2008, Mitch Booth and Pim
Nieuwenhuis (NED) (.iii 1iii won the Aruba Heineken
Catamaran i ill for the second time. They were
already secured of victory, but came out for the last
race and took the bullet in style. Mischa Heemskerk
and Eduard Zanen (NED) took it easy and capsized in a
moment of not paying attention. However, that did not affect their second
place. William Sunnucks and Simon Farren (GBR) remained in third position.
Father and daughter Van derVelden (ARU) kept their lead in the small class.

AML The winning


"When it started to rain this morning and we were having a coffee, we
had our doubts about going out', admitted Pim Nieuwenhuis (NED) while
iii 1111. i his boat in the Caribbean sun."But it is too much fun, so we went
out for the final race"'
The sky cleared up and the breeze stayed variable and i. iii (ten knots)
the last day. Booth and Nieuwenhuis, who also won the 2006 edition, were
first at the top mark and extended their lead all the way to the finish. Booth:
"It was again shifty and that is what we like. It is easy to see puffs on this flat
water'The Olympic duo took eight out of ten bullets. Booth: "There were a
lot of good teams, so we couldn't slack off And it proofs that the Hobie Tiger
is still competitive if it is sailed well. It is not completely outdated, but we are
of course looking forward to the new boat'

Relaxing Second
"We were in the relaxing mode and didn't notice a puff" joked Mischa
Heemskerk. No mercy for Heemskerkand Zanen.They capsized on the fourth
run, but lost only one spot on the course. Heemskerk: "That did not matter us
at all, because we couldn't drop to the third position anymore. It was a great
1 i i and we are the first non-Olympic team, so not too bad'
William Sunnucks and Simon Farren defended their one point lead on
Xander Pols and Frank de Waard, by 111i i1i. I fourth the last day. That left the
British sailors in third position i i ill It almost went wrong, as Sunnucks fell
off the boat in the first beat."I was dragged along by my ankle, so I was lucky
to get back onboard soon"'Sunnucks just loved the competition with Xander:


"He has a nice attitude. We all made our mistakes. If we could actually see the
wind on the water, then we were ten times faster. We i ... ii I it was more
difficult to spot the pressure on sunny days'
Xander Pols:"They deserved to win. We have a problem on the run in light
conditions, as we are too heavy. It was a good day for i. iii I teams, which
makes it an ii .., ii,. I event. This was my twelfth Aruba 1 11 1 and I have
never experienced these shifty winds here. It was an i i battle'

Preparing for Dart 18 Worlds
,'ii,..,.- Il Martin and Nicole van der Velden (ARU) scored a fourth this
afternoon, they still won the small class regatta by two points. Manfred
Thomasch (AUT) and Amanda Westera (ARU) came second, .II.. I by
the locals Henk Johan Hankart and the Grijpma brothers, who took the final
bullet. Mother Francis van Baaren and daughter Frederieke Grijpma (17) were
fourth. A ii. i, i to Van Baaren, the Aruba Heineken Catamaran i i is
always a ii i '. ii.ii 1iii of the year:"The atmosphere is great and we learn
a lot"' From now on, all Dart 18 sailors from Aruba will continue -, I, 11,. I for
the Dart 18 Worlds 2009, to be organized on Aruba. About seven local teams
will join the championship.
Organiser Edwin Lodder (NED) about the 18th edition of the Aruba
Heineken Catamaran 11ii "It was a successful week with ten i 11i1i.
races. The circumstances were sailable for everybody and it was a very
pleasant group, so I am absolutely satisfied.'The final night, it was party time,
as the prize giving was celebrated at Moomba Beach.
The Aruba Catamaran i il 1 is sponsored by Heineken, Aruba (ATA),
Martinair, Hapag Lloyd, Holiday Inn, Setar, AWA, Coca Cola, TNG, Does &
Cadushi, Aruba Aloe, Palmtours, Aruba Watersports Center, Atlantis, Pelican
Nest, Moomba Beach, Zwitserleven and Alfons de Letter


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E NI CRUISING WITH PETS:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS BY ISLAND

BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD


over and Kitty might make great crew mates. But, it takes more than the passport you carry in order for
your pet to go ashore if you're cruising i I.. ii I the island nations of the Caribbean. For example, many
countries require an International Health Certificate. In addition, Caribbean nations such as, 1,. i 'ii i
,/ I, I. 1, I Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the
U.S. Virgin Islands are rabies-free. Therefore, these nations have in place ii I..I' 1 that address pets
coming in from countries known to have outbreaks of rabies-such as the U.S. mainland and Canada.
In general, take time to find out the requirements that you must meet and plan for these in advance of your
trip. Here's an island sampler of these prerequisites.


ANGUILLA: Pets may enter with
a permit. Obtain this permit at
least six months in advance from
the /, ii i ,ii,. Department. For
information, call (264)497-2615.

ANTIGUA& BARBUDA: Pets not from
an approved quarantined area must
be quarantined for six months in the
1, 1 1, ,, 1 I 1 I ,1 '. 1. 1- 1 1 1i 1 1 1. 11 , I I
portwith a quarantine facility. Afterthis,
a Veterinary Import License from the
Veterinary & Livestock Division must
be obtained. For information, call (268)
4601759 or Email: vld@ab.gov.ag

BARBADOS: An import permit
must be obtained prior to entry
from the Chief Veterinary Officer This
permit can be obtained by c II.I I
Veterinary Services at (246) 427-5073
or Fax: (246) 420-8444. All cats and
dogs must undergo a six-month
quarantine in Great Britain after
which time the import, 11, 11il be
issued. This quarantine period isn't
necessary for dogs and cats coming
directly from the UK, The Republic
of Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts/Nevis,
, llI. ii St. Lucia and St. Vincent.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS:Cats and
dogs mayenteroncethe Department
of i ii, 11 Veterinary Division
has issued an import permit. The
correct forms are downloadable at


w w l i 1 I I, I. m ill..i .- ,,,/ntk
permitspet.htm. For information, call
(284)495-2532.

DOMINICA: Pets need a valid
Veterinary Health Certificate plus
an importation permit from the
Veterinary Officer of the Ministry
of iii ili. i .. For information, call
(767)448-0414.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Pets must
have a health certificate issued and
signed by a licensed veterinarian.
The certificate must have the
name and address of the owner,
and complete identification of
the animal (name, breed, sex, and
age). The pet should also have a
rabies vaccination certificate with
the date of vaccination, product
name and serial number listed. This
rabies vaccination should be given
between one to 12 months before
entry. Pets must also have been
examined within 30 days prior to
departure and found to be free of
any infectious diseases.

GRENADA: An application for
, l ... -1ii .i a pet must be made in
advance to the Veterinary officer or
an officer of the Pest Management
Unit of the Ministry of iii i 1ii
Either of these officers must also
inspect the animals prior to entry.


A health certificate from the last
place of residence c iiii ii,. the
pet has been vaccinated against
diseases and is free from iii,
and infection is also required. For
information, call (473)440-3195

GUADELOUPE & MARTINIQUE:
Both cats and dogs are admitted
with valid health certificates issued
by a licensed veterinarian from the
country of shipment.

PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S.
VIRGIN ISLANDS: Dogs must have
a certificate showing they have
been vaccinated against rabies at
least 30 days prior to entry. Cats are
not required to have proof of rabies
vaccination. Both dogs and cats must
have a valid health certificate signed
by a veterinarian.

ST. LUCIA: Pets (cats and dogs) must
have Veterinary Import Permit before
they may enter This is available from
the Ministry of, ii' II ,lli .Veterinary
Department by c 1111hI (758) 452
3812 or by I ,iiin.I, chiefvet@
slumaffe.org. In addition, 1) pets
must be electronically identifiable by
implanted microchip, 2) pets must be
vaccinated against rabies and found
by a blood test to show rabies and
antibody trait equal or more than 0.5
IU/ml, and 3) pets must be treated no


more than 48 hours before entry with
a preparation for the treatment of ticks
and fleas and with an anthelmintic
(de-worming) preparation.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Pets require
an import permit that should be
applied for months in advance
of entry. Dogs and cats from the
. *11. i ,. I countries are ll.. I
direct entry intoTrinidad and Tobago
without having togo into quarantine
or to have rabies vaccination or
serum antibody 1,il.i -mir ll, i
, /ii,. ,i and Barbuda, Australia,
Barbados, i.mii,, Dominica Great
Britain (United .I. .1. Jamaica,
Luxemburg, Malta, New Zealand,
Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland,
Singapore, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia,
St. Vincent, and Sweden. -&


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The Tire Iron









After spending most his life in, on,
and by the sea, Peter Muilenburg
wrote 'Adrift on a Sea of Blue Light,"
Visit his website www.sailBreath.com


S ome years ago my family and I were i ,. I on St. John, the smallest and
least developed of the US Virgin Islands. The old house we inhabited
sat all by itself on a beautiful cove at the end of a long unpaved road.
Beautiful... but when we needed ..1, ii ,I I it was a long way into town.
One morning I discovered that not only did my old VW bug have a flat
tire, its tire iron was missing too. I searched all i... I. il my shop, and the
house, asked the boys and my wife, to no avail. Finally I had to trudge up the
hill to see if any of my neighbors happened to have a lug wrench that would
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My life was on hold till Monday.
My mood had I +' II, deteriorated when I noticed a boat entering our
cove. My good friend Bob came close to shore and called out, "Hey Peter,
want to go i i ii '"
"I can't-I've been searching half the morning for my tire iron.
"Well if you haven't found it by now, you might as well dive up some
lobster instead"
He was right. I got my mask and fins and lobster snare, jumped into
the boat and off we went, bouncing over the water, ii I the wind in my
face and the sun on my back. My mood started to lift. I let myself go with
the flow.
We anchored off a bold peninsula that juts almost a mile into the
sea, put on our masks and fins, and entered the water, so clear it was
like iiin. into liquid air. Beauty flooded our eyes as we dove down to
explore promising coral heads and came back to the surface, gasping
for air.
The ii I felt good, the exercise and the deep .i ii.i .i the blue water,
the loveliness of the coral. Relaxed now, absorbed in the sport, I took a deep
breath and glided towards a large brain coral that had a cave at its base.
Putting my cheek close to the sand I looked into the gloom. A red spotted
rock hind peered back, and a platoon of glassy eyed sweepers i1..11 I
restlessly back and forth, but no lobster
Yet there was .. il, I i ,. i on the sand. Itwas man-made, heavily
overgrown with coral, and it looked a lot like a tire iron.
Intrigued, I brought it back to the boat. With a ili ii,. knife I started
scraping off the coral. I could see it was steel. Bob emerged and watched it
take shape-one end was like a pry bar and the other was curved and had
a socket. No question... It was a tire iron.
Amazed, consumed with curiosity, we forgot about lobster,, il I up
the anchor and Bob fired the boat full throttle over the water back to my
place. By the time we got there I had scraped the steel perfectly clean.
f ,,11.i ,,. 1 my find with a certain awe, I took it ashore, c I1 I my wife and
my sons, showed them what I had found...and tried it on one oftheVW's
lug nuts.
It fit. A snug, perfect fit. Stunned, I changed the tire.
Coincidence...? Some would call it a miracle! Whatever, it left me
wondering whether more is going on in this world than meets the eye. -.


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The St. Maarten and i,. I ,i shows always attract larger yachts. Sarah
Sebastian, coordinator of the I ,1. i, Charter Yacht Show, said just before the
Decembershow,"Wehave87yachts booked in 'Ofthese,over30wereyachts 100'
and longer.
Similarly, of the 40 plus yachts scheduled to attend December's MYBA St.
Maarten Charter Show, 35 were 100 plus feet in ,' IIi,


Most charter yacht brokers ,i I,. h,,. I the shows hailed from the Caribbean,
U.S. and Europe.
i ii.l.... i new along these lines,"' says CharterPort BVI's Schoonover
"We did, however, have Martha Lukasik ,i 1,.h,,.I from Gdansk, Poland,
1 I1, 1 1., I Sun Reef Yachts'
Sue Maki, general manager of Flagship, a USVI based clearinghouse, adds,
"We did have one new broker from Dublin, Ireland, and others from England
.t and New Zealand:
1 i" Brokers from Thailand, Russia and Brazil attended the ,.,ii, I Charter
S- Yacht Show.



The global downturn in the economy, says Flagship's Maki,"has definitely had
an impact on the number of bookings we are seeing this year. We are hoping
however, that we will see an increase in business again.'
The VICLs Ackerman agrees and adds, "With a soft global economy, the
U.S.VI. still offers an ideal return on a charter
investment for the European market. VICL
has reached out to several travel markets
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD ill...i. I the EC and is currently cross

SEi ,, I the charter industry with several
travel agents from Germany, Poland and
the UK'
On the upside, says CYS's Oliver, "We
IN would like to see this as an opportunity
to capture a new genre of charter guests.
Perhaps those guests, who, in the past, have


BOAT SHOWS IN THE U.S. AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS IN NOVEMBER T ,,
AND THOSE HAPPENING IN ST. MRRRTEN AND ANTIGUR IN DECEMBER RS
ALL AT SEA WENT TO PRESS FOR THIS ISSUE SHOWORSED THE BEST
OF THE CARIBBEAN'S WINTER FLEET TO BROKERS FROM AROUND THE
WORLD. HERE ARE A FEW SHOW HIGHLIGHTS AND A FORECAST OF TOP
TRENDS IN THE INDUSTRY. I




Shows in general entertained a mix of different type and size motor yachts as
well as mono hull and multi hull iil,. i yachts.
"The average IIi of yachts tends to increase just ih. I II each year,"
says Janet Oliver, administrator at the Charter Yacht Society (CYS) of the BVI.
"This year the average cat was about 55 feet. Cats still dominate in numbers.
We only had 12 mono hulls this year"
However, says Dick Schoonover, who manages the clearinghouse,
CharterPort BVI,"We did have new r ..,.I i, l additions to the fleet, i, I 1. Ih,. I
two brand new U.S. built Beneteau 49s, 5 Star and Fate'
Back to size, "The trend I most realized is that larger megayachts are
interested in joining the Virgin Islands Charteryacht League (VICL),' says
director Erik Ackerman, "and become more involved in our chartering
community. A new yacht, M/Y Viaggio (74' Horizon) was quite popular with
the brokers as were first time show vessels, S/YFelicia (65'Jeantot) and M/Y
Semper Fi (64' Horizon)'


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spent money to go on yachts larger than those in our fleet, will consider a
more economical vacation"


'Ecc i i i ll'and 'green' continue to be big buzzwords and the concepts
they embody have been embraced by the charter yacht industry.
"Many of our yachts have gone'green'and promote it to all of their charter
guests,"says Flagship's Maki."For example, many boats are -'i. -. ii I guests with
refillable water bottles with the yacht's logo and name on them and c('lill. I
back on the number of plastic water bottles used during all charters.The guests
can then take them home as a keepsake, too. In addition, they are iI 11 ,. I the
reusable'green'shopping bags for all of their provisioning instead of plastic"'
The CYS's Oliver adds, "At our AGM and pre boat show social, crews
exchanged ideas on how to cut back their consumption of plastics as well
as what could be done to improve the c.11 II .. of glass for iiI. i We
included a 'green' information sheet written by an owner/operator in our
captain packs to encourage crew to make wise environmental choices. The
paper offered a range of advice, from what fish to avoid serving guests to
which suntan lotion is least harmful to the coral'
The MYBA St. Maarten Charter Show went green this year. All bioplastic
alternatives were used at event parties and the food court.


"The outlook for the upcoming charter season is rather an anxious period as
the dust settles .ll. 11,. I the newly elected Executive office in the U.S., and the
worldwide economic shakeup that continues to unfold itself," says the VICLs
Ackerman."We are hopeful and confident that 1 I ,ill bea return oftheyearly
chartering faithful and a steady flow of tourism i .* ii 1 the territory." -


-


The Virgin Islands Charteryacht League's 34th Annual VICL Fall
Charteryacht Show was once again held at Yacht Haven Grande.
( 'ii ll 1, opened in March 2007, the upscale megayacht property is
poised for continued development
"IGY has plans forapproximately $1 (li, l' .., additional investment
scheduled for the coming months,' says IGY spokesman Chuck Smith.
"This includes improvements to i. I 111 I and signage at the property;
completion of the interiors of the Yacht Club .iiiI. iI. i and the
opening of that .,'1 . ii and construction of additional marina slips
around the Yacht Club 'I i. i ,. I for yachts up to 70 feet 'i. h 1 I. I
dedicated dockage for the transient yachts from the region.
"IGY will also be focusing on the hotel site," Smith says, "with the
goal of designing and c 11. I I 1,i a luxury hotel on site to bolster
the strong tourism market in St. Thomas and to bring additional
excitement and activity to Yacht Haven Grandei'


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THE DISH BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON

Capt. Jan Robinson is author of the Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection.
She holds certificates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Ritz
Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Available at your local marine
or bookstore or website www.shiptoshorelNC.com or email
CapJan@aol.com or call 1-800-338-6072. Mention All At Sea to
receive your special discount.




Oceans of Fun, Health, and Happiness


The New Year is here, and we are ready to start on our
New Year resolutions; like, eating more healthy meals
and exercising. Well, I can help you with the eating,
but you're on your own for the exercising. Remember,
the more you exercise the more you can eat!
Following is a menu for a day. More of these delicious
healthy recipes maybe found in Slim to Shore recipes
for a healthier lifestyle www.shiptoshoreinc.com

MANGO FRENCH TOAST
OAT BRAN BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

BLACK BEAN AND CHICK PEA SALAD
WITH A SHERRY DRESSING

POACHED SALMON WITH
VANILLA DILL SAUCE
CREAMY CRAB DIP
CARIBBEAN FRUIT MELANGE
WITH GINGER SAUCE



What a great way to start the day....
MANGO FRENCH TOAST
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 6 -8 minutes
Serves: 4
1 cup fat-free egg substitute
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1 large ripe mango
4 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese
8 slices fat-free sourdough bread
Vegetable cooking spray
Garnish: Mango slices and sprigs of mint
Heat nonstick griddle or skillet. Mix together egg
substitute, orange juice and cardamom. Peel and
slice mango into thin slices. Spread 1/2 Tbsp cream
cheese on each bread slice and place mango slices
between 2 slices to make a sandwich. Pour egg
mixture on a flat plate, then lay each sandwich in
egg mixture, turning to moisten both sides. Spray
nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray. Over
medium heat, cook sandwich long enough to brown
evenly on both sides.
To serve: Cut the Mango French Toast and garnish
with reserved mango slices in a decorative flower
pattern, adding a sprig of mint or other greenery.
Hint: Any fruit you like may be used.
Nutrient content per serving: Calories 165 : Protein 12 g :
Carbohydrates 31 g : Fat 0.5 g : Fiber dietary 1.2 g : Cholesterol
2.5 mg : Sodium 463 mg :Potassium 127 mg : Iron 0.1 mg :
Calcium 7 mg. 3% calories fat
Food Exchanges: 0.6 Fruit, 0.8 Meat


OAT BRAN BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins
Vegetable cooking spray
1-3/4 cups oat bran
1-1/2 cups pastry flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
1/2 cup non fat skim milk
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup unsweetened frozen blueberries, thawed
Preheat oven to 4250F. Spray muffin cups or insert
paper liners. In a medium bowl, mix milk, egg
substitute, applesauce, apples, carrots, honey and
raisins. Add remaining ingredients and stir until
just moistened. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake 15-20
minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pan.
Nutrient content per muffin: Calories 131 :Protein 4 g :
Carbohydrates 31 g : Fat 1.3 g : Fiber dietary 3.2 g : Cholesterol
0.2 mg Sodium 193 mg :Potassium 131 mg : Iron 1.8 mg:
Calcium 116 mg. 7% calories fat
Food Exchanges: 0.1 Fruit, 1.3 Bread

BLACK BEAN AND CHICK PEA
SALAD WITH A SHERRY DRESSING
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Marinating time: 30 minutes
Serves:8
1 (15 oz.) can low sodium black beans,
drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz.) small white beans, drained and rinsed
4 green onions, chopped
3/4 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1/2 cup shredded carrots
Garnish: lettuce leaves
Sherry Dressing:
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup sherry
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Mix dressing and set aside. Combine black beans,
chick peas and white beans with onions, peas and
shredded carrots. Toss with dressing. Marinate 30
minutes, mixing once or twice. Serve on lettuce.
Hint: This salad keeps very well and actually gets
better when made ahead of time.
Nutrient content per serving: Calories 250 :Protein 10 g :
Carbohydrates 43 g : Fat 1.6 g : Fiber dietary 10.3 g : Cholesterol
0 mg : Sodium 258 mg :Potassium 603 mg : Iron 3.5 mg:
Calcium 67 mg. 6% calories fat
Food Exchanges: 0.2 Vegetables, 2.0 Bread


POACHED SALMON WITH
VANILLA DILL SAUCE
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6
Aluminum foil
6 (4 oz.) salmon fillet
3 lemons
2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill weed (or 1 Tbsp. dried dill)
Vanilla Dill Sauce:
1/2 nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill weed
1-1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Garnish: Lemon twists and fresh dill weed sprigs
Preheat oven 3500F. Place fillets on individual sheets
of foil. Squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon on each fillet.
Sprinkle (lots) of dill on top of fillets, fold pockets air
tight and bake on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes or
until cooked. Garnish.
Sauce: Mix yogurt, dill, and lemon juice. Serve on
side. Hint: This is also great cold for lunch. For dinner
serve with rice pilaf and asparagus.
Nutrient content per serving: Calories 167 :Protein 25 g :
Carbohydrates 8 g : Fat 3.9 g : Fiber dietary 0.1 g : Cholesterol 60
mg : Sodium 100 mg : Potassium 477 mg : Iron 0.9 mg : Calcium 69
mg. 21% calories fat Food Exchanges: 0.4 Milk, 0.1 Fruit,3.0 Meat

CREAMY CRAB DIP
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Serves: 6
1 (8 oz.) pkg fat free cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup nonfat skim milk
1/4 cup nonfat mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
6 water chestnuts, chopped
1/8 tsp. chili sauce or to taste
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 Ib chopped imitation crabmeat (surimi)
Preheat oven 3500F. Mix cream cheese, milk,
and mayonnaise until smooth. Add remaining
ingredients. Put in a small attractive baking dish and
sprinkle top with paprika. Bake for 12 minutes.
Serve hot with wheat thins or vegetables.
Hint: This is also good at room temperature
Nutrient content per serving: Calories 73 : Protein 11 g :
Carbohydrates 8 g : Fat 0.3 g : Fiber dietary 0.2 g : Cholesterol 11
mg :Sodium 436 mg :Potassium 121 mg :Iron 0.4 mg :Calcium
22 mg. 4% calories fat Food Exchanges: 0.2 Veg, 1.1 Meat


CARIBBEAN FRUIT MELANGE
WITH GINGER SAUCE
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Serves: 4
1 fresh pineapple peeled, cored, and cubed
2 large mangoes or papayas, peeled, and cubed
2 oranges, peeled, sectioned and pith removed
1 pint blueberries, rinsed
1 banana, sliced
Ginger Sauce:
2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
3 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger
1 Tbsp honey
Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine yogurt, ginger, and honey in a small bowl.
Chill both for several hours. Slice banana into fruit
mixture and dollop sauce on top before serving.
Nutrient content per serving: Calories 298 :Protein 9 g :
Carbohydrates 68 g : Fat 1.4 g : Fiber dietary 7.3 g : Cholesterol 2
mg :Sodium 95 mg :Potassium 900 mg :Iron 0.9 mg :Calcium
285 mg. 4% calories fat Food Exchanges: 0.7 Milk, 0.1 Veg, 3.6 Fruit -


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GRENADA
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 $$
ST. MAARTEN
JIMBO'S Open air dining surrounding landscaped swimming pool. Gourmet
Mexican at great prices. Best Margaritas and Sangria. Drink specials every
Weekday. Extensive collection of Classic Rock and Blues. Open 11am-lam,
Mon-Sat and 5pm-lam Sun. Simpson Bay Marina, (599) 544-3600 $$, FB
SHRIMPY'S DOCKSIDE BAR Cheaper then most Better than all"Sally's
meat pies are to die for! Don't forget their specialty SHRIMP! B.B.Q. Saturday
and Sunday.Simpson Bay -Village Portofino, (599) 522-5127 $,FB,N,WF 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 I WF
FAT TURTLE Rockin'Caribbean Roadhouse. Barbeque flavors of the Caribbean
and American South, great salads, gourmet pizzas and exotic drinks. Located at
Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8328 $$$, FB, CR,WF
FRENCHTOWN DELI A local favorite. Serving homemade creations, award
winning breakfast, great sandwiches, gourmet coffee, assorted party platters,
phone orders welcome. Opens daily 7:30 am till 8 M-F 5 Sat and 4 on Sun,
Frenchtown (340) 776-7211 i WF
GRAND CRU Fine Wines & Mediterranean Dining. Sophisticated wine bar, featuring
tasting flights, mixologist martinis & cocktails and small plates with a Mediterranean flair.
Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8278 $ RR, CRF
HAVANA BLUE South America meets the Pacific Rim. Hip Drinks. Cool Vibes. Ocean
Front. Experiential Dining. Fresh Fish and Lobster Daily. Brace your senses and enjoy
the sunset in style. Dinner nightly from 5:30pm. Oceanfront at Morning Star Beach
Club. (340) 715-BLUE RR, FB, CWF
HOOK, LINE & SINKER Cool and casual waterfront dining. Great burgers, salads
and hearty lunch specials. Fresh seafood and lobster right off the dock at dinner.
Frenchtown, (340) 776-9708 WF
LOTUS ASIAN GRILL & SUSHI BAR Fresh Ingredients. Cool Vibes. Step outside
the bento box! We go cutting-edge creative with our sushi rolls and Wok
cuisine. Sip saketinis at sunset. Open for lunch & dinner. Waterfront at
American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. (340) 774-SAKE $$$, RR, FB, C,
MOLLY MOLONE'S IRISH PUB 'Tis a fine day at St. Thomas' only Irish Pub! Open
Daily serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Take Away All Day! Live Entertainment
7 nights a week during season. 7am-12pm American Yacht Harbor (340) 775-1270


PIRATE'S COVE BAR & GRILL Coldest Beer on Island! Fish, Burgers, Salads,
Pizza and Quesadillas. Phone orders welcome! Boat provisioning at
General Store. Fuel & Ice. Benner Bay (340) 714-2135 $$, FB, CR, WF
THREE 60 Dynamic Cuisine with 3600 views. Yacht Haven Grande's signature
restaurant, helmed by famed Chef Brian Katz. Local specialties with a Latin &
Asian twist. Coming Soon! $$$$, :
TICKLES DOCKSIDE PUB Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
7 days a week offering a wide menu from burgers to steaks and fresh fish.
Crown Bay Marina (340) 776-1595 $$, 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 $$$, RR, FB, CR, WF, 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

ST. VINCENT
BEACHCOMBERS BAR, HOTEL & RESTAURANT Welcomes all sailors to Villa Beach,
St Vincent. Young Island Anchorage. Perfect jumping-off point to and from Bequia and
the Grenadines."Happy Hour with Sidney" every day... www.beachcombershotel.com
(784)458-4283

TORTOLA, BVI
JOLLY ROGER INN Charming open air restaurant on the water's edge at
Soper's Hole, West End featuring Creative Caribbean, Pan Asian, Innovative
Mediterranean and Italian Cuisines (284) 495-4559
VIRGIN QUEEN RESTAURANT & PUB Island tradition for over 25 years, theVQ
is a casual restaurant/ pub specializing in local, West Indian and Continental fare.
Air Conditioned. Road Town (284) 494-2310 $$, FB, MV


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Cown Bay Marina, St. Thomas, VI
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a~di /







The First

S."- of the Caribbean


S. *, i~,,i .1 f theSt.Maarten Heineken Regatta, one of the Caribbean's longest
F .i I ' I I I are teaming up with the Sailors for the Sea, a Boston, Mass.
Sg i 1 ..,, profit ii. i i. ii .., founded in 2004 and dedicated to preserving
1. 4 II, ..,i. i oceans, to help make the 2009 event a "Clean ., I,"
.... -IB i rch 5-8, 2009 1i11 will see many simple changes aimed at
9 ,, II ,II. I ,, more i ,ii.., ,,iii ii .II Organizers have made changes
---- I .i i 'o bring awareness and sensitivity to environmental protection
S, II I Maarten as well as the importance of III.
ii changes include re usable bow numbers,, 111 i I. I all participants
1 II II. rules that exist in the Natural Reserve on the French side of the
SiI Ii ,.1 I encouraging the island's youth to create boat models with
I I materialss .
i1 i.e years, the 111 1 organizers have teamed up with Heineken St
~1 I 1 ie event title i -. 1 1111' I bracelets to raise money to protect the
Sii' i I. ironment of both the French and Dutch marine parks on the island.
i I II. i ii, last three St. Maarten Heineken iiI I almost $8,000 was raised
'. 'i , I ire foundation of St. Maarten and the Marine Reserve of St Martin.
...!_ .*.i regatta organizers aim to implement a nearly paper-free
1 1ii11 i11 system. They will also follow the rules to obtain a Bronze level
r I .ii I II ,- I 'certification from Sailors for the Sea.
...; i rrn Iri.IrT e,, ,,i.8ii, .2,H,,,, i fI ,'i,: II, i:egattas a third-party certification program that helps regattas,
..o..,::"i Connc- r n \lllP'.-.:,iiu.i-, ':,1: l:. ii Iii.; and iii programs voluntarily achieve higher environmental
....... Arnm on.S. Cr ,. .l 'B. l r,'' lk I:' .'.- i111. Participants have the option of choosing a Bronze, Silver or Gold
S Ic i- ,h ,i: he BudIlr [..nA .1.I ; i i I i agement, and work to fulfill each of the requirements necessary
SI. i I filed at that level. Sailors for the Sea provides support and materials
and the final certification that a club or event is a Clean Regatta.
"Clean Regattas certification is a great program for i il and yacht
Clubs that need guidance in reaching higher environmental standards,' said
Chris Mancini, Program Manager at Sailors for the Sea. "It also serves to help
publicize the ongoing efforts of other clubs and events, and lets them lead
by example. Our goal is to have every .1 11l club and program be a "clean
1 il whether they are certified by Sailors for the Sea or not'

SOME OF THE CLEAN REGATTAS REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
No Discharge-DO NOT allow discharge of untreated sewage or
blackwater in harbor areas or no-discharge zones (NDZs).
r (5 h *Trash Free Regatta-Keep your shores and waters clear of debris.
Overboard discharge of trash and littering at shore facilities (e.g.,
rigging tape, cigarette butts, beer cans) is prohibited.
i S2* Green Cleaning Products-include a list of"green" cleaning products
in skipper's packet.

A ..I, II 1 Illbeassigned asa liaison between the two .*.i I111 ,i .. .to
ensure that all steps are taken and a report is filed at the end of the regatta.
Organizers are pleased with the efforts made by their title sponsor,
Heineken, to make the on shore side of the event , in ,.. i 1i,ii friend
t as well. Efforts in the past include the removal of drink stirrers from i.1I. n
at the venues and ,li.1i I 1, I ii, i the principle to leave the beaches ( I
O A r an O(after the parties) than they were before the parties.
w'h "We are proud to have visitors grace our shores and by making the effort
S to help the environment of St.Maarten we know it will not only benefit our
event but the entire island as well,"' said Heather I i 1 i i I
For information: I I 1 .11 .. www.sailorsforl,

Information submitted by the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

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Located in Tortola
Asking $280,000


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Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
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35' 2003 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35 located in St. Vi.. ............ 74,000
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$119K


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in charter fleet $175K


2006 Hanse 461 2005 Fountaine Pajot 2002 SUNSEEKER
Immaculate Bahia 46. One owner CARMAGUE. GORGEOUS
Racing sails epoxy build since new. Never $375K OFFERS
US$400K Offers! chartered. US$500K


1982 Nautical 60
Very clean
$349K Offers


1987 Brewer Ketch
Recent upgrades.
$75K REDUCED!!


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$39K Reduced!!!


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Loaded $199K


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$845K


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Very clean $79K offers.


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Ready to go.
Owner upgrading
$260K REDUCED!!


1984 Macgreggor 65. 1992 62 ft Aluminium
The stiffest and Sloop Project Boat
strongest mac around $250K Offers
many Upgrades
$110K Price Slashed!!


1994 Jeanneau Sun
Odyssey 47.
Clean and well kept.
129K Euro Offers!


Dean 440 Blue water
liveaboard.
$249K Reduced!


1995 Jeanneau 150
Extensively upgraded.
Lying Costa Rica
$245K


199U Carver 42.
Pristine concours condition
Must be seen. No expense
spared. $275 Offers.


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Outrage. Recent motors.
$36K


1992 Didey Dix Caribbea 30
Blue water Pocket Rocket
loaded $35K


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Located in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI
Member of The Yacht Brokers Association of America
C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-714-6271 F: 340-777-6272 yachts@vipowernet.net


Powerful CC cruiser, recent hull
& deck paint, rare offering $135,000


or liveaboard. Offers $180.000


38 Ericson, 1986
Performance cruiser in
excellent shape, must see $84,000


1995 Hylas -Center cockpit, 3 cabin, 2 head, swim transom..$335,000
1970 Hughes -Includes turnkey successful day charter biz $299,900
1980 Hardin -Heavy cruising cutter ketch, 4 cabin, 2 head.$115,000
1974 Fuji CC Ketch, cruise equipped, recent upgrades.....$119,500
1978 CSY Classic cruiser, complete engine rebuilt & more.$59,000
1974 Formosa Yankee Clipper, beautiful, loaded with gear$85,000
1982 Morgan 01 -CC cruising ketch, ready to sail away .......$79,000
1979 Pearson -Performance racer/cruiser, bring offer...........$42,000
1974 South Seas -Steel CC cutter ketch, ready to cruise.....$65,000
1978 Van de Stadt -Steel passage maker, ketch rig, Yanmar $69,000
1977 Ohlson -English built performance cruiser, rare offering $49,900
1978 Morgan Ted Brewer designed sloop, bring offers.......$42,000
1977 Gulfstar Total refit, excellent condition, must see........$69,000
1980 Mariner Stout cruising ketch, priced for immediate sell. $49,000
1976 Islander Roomy racer/cruiser, priced for quick sell ....$39,000
1983 Hinterhoeller Frers racing design, offers encouraged$38,000
1988 Tartan Classic design, scheel keel, low usage ...........$49,900


Vintage racer, hull number 1
Fast and beautiful, $55,000
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35 Jeanneau sunrise, 1985
04 Yanmar, 04 rigging, 05 main
04 Caribe 12' RIB & more $55,000


33 1973 Morgan Out Island Spacious cruiser, bring offer........$29,000
31 1995 Corsair- Performance trimaran with trailer.....................$86,000
30 1963 Allied Seawind Classic cruising ketch, ready to sail..$24,900
27 1988 J-Boat Race ready, many sails, trailer, winner 07 &08..$29,000
16 2008 Hobie Cat New boat, sails & trailer, ready for fun......... $8,500

POWER
57 2003 Carver 570 Pilothouse -Full baded luxury motoryacdt..$599,000
46 1985 Bertram SF GM's, upgraded interior, ready to deal..$189,000
42 1999 Cruisers Express -Cats, Genset, loaded & beautiful $219,000
42 1987 Grand Banks Lehmans, 3 cabins, priced for quick sell.$149,000
40 1994 Mid Cabin Express -Twin Cummins, 03 genset........$190,000
38 1967 Camcraft Aluminum crew boat, full cabin, GM, genset...$78,000
36 2000 Doral Twin Mercs. Complete cabin, new bottom paint..$119,000
30 1987 Luhrs Catdiesel, full cabin, large cockpit, swim platform....$35,000
26 2004 Glacier Bay Cabin, hardtop, twin Yamahasw/300 hrs...$79,000
25 2006 World Cat -Hardtop, walk thru dual console, Yamahas..$59,000


Visit us online at www.maritimeyachtsales.com


Compass Point Marina 6300 Est. Frydenhoj, Suite 28, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802
Phone: (340) 779-1660 Fax: (340) 775-4803 yachts@islands.vi

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34' 1995 Ganley Shadow Cutter 36' 1989 Outer Reef Trawler
$23,000 $65,000


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25' '82 Hunter New all over paint...... $7K
33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit,.......$25K
34' '95 Ganley Shadow Steel, world cruiser, $23K
35' 77 Pearson classic, Yanmar............. $44K
37' '78 Tayana Cutter, heavily built....... $64.9K
37' 78 Endeavour Sloop loaded............. $35K
40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise .$79.9K
41' '85 C & C, excellent racer/cruiser........ $119K
43' 79 Young Sun, Bluewater cruiser......... $95K
43' '95 Hunter430 stepped transom........ $119K


44' 77 CSY Sloop, new rigging............ $115K
45' '83 Beneteau 456 Fast Sailing Sloop $99K
46' 75 Durbeck, Bluewater cruiser........ $105K
49' 79 Transpacific Ketch, loaded ........$180K
50' '78 Nautor Motorsailer, exlnt cond. $370K
POWER
14' '06 Aquascan Jetboat, 160HPYamaha.. $34.9K
27' '89 Mako CC, 200HP Yamahas ........$27K
27' '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin.. $20K
29' 94 PhoenkSportFsher,T225HPVdvos$64.5K


42' 1992 Grand Banks Trawler
$160,000


32' '96 Carver 325, twin Crusaders ........$75K
36' '80 Albin Trwl, twin diesels, new paint ...$49K
36' '89 Grand Banks Trwl twin Cummins... $170K
39' '98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels..$129.9K
40' '97 Carver MY, Cockpit, twin diesels$120K
42' '81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms....... $129K
42' '84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans..135K
42' '83 PresentSundeck,WasheDryer,AP... $99.5K
42' '92 Grand Banks Trwl, 3 strms........ $160K
48' '02 DynaCraftMY, 3 storms 450HPCats..$490K


NewYanmar Diesel
Extensive haulout just
completed including
awlgrip job, new surveys
and drydock credit.

She is turn key minus
rum and snorkle gear.

A proven moneymaker
for only $275 k.

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Custom 50'

NewickTrimaran

"Coconut"

USCG 44 pax


41' 1985 C & C Sloop
$119,000


27' 2005 Bayliner 265 50' 1978 Naulor Molorsailer
$56,000 $370,000


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Located upstairs Antigua Yacht Club Marina, Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, WI
Email: nicholsoncy@candw.ag www.yachtworld.com/nicholsoncaribbean
Tel: (268) 460-1093 Fax: (268) 460-1534


65' POINT WEST SLOOP built in 2003 by Westerly
Marine, California. "Point Blue" is a very comfortable high
performance cruising yacht, designed and built to be easily
handled by a couple without the need for crew. She is
composite-built, "super-strong" & "super-fast", with a stunning
Dick Young interior and 3-stateroom layout panelled in
Cherry wood. Still in immaculate condition after 5 years of
world cruising and 30,000 miles later. Asking: $1,750,000.
US Lying: Caribbean.

51' BENETEAU FIRST 51 BY GERMAN FRERS 1989.
"Mermaid" is a cruiser/racer with outstanding performance
gained from her pedigree design. That coupled with her
luxuriously appointed interior make her a superb yacht to sail
and live aboard. She is a special Owner's model built as a
show boat in 1989 and not commissioned until sold in 1991.
Mermaid is now offered for sale by her second owner. Lying:
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua. Asking:$240,000.US

51' SWAN GERMAN FRERS / NAUTOR SWAN, built in
1981. Many recent upgrades including new "racing bottom" in
'06, Awlgrp, sails and complete new electronics package '05.
Ready to Go !!! Asking:$425,000.US Lying: Tortola, BVI

48' CELESTIAL KETCH BUILT IN 1983, "Secondhand
Rose" is in fair condition and well priced. Owners no longer
have time to spend cruising and wish to move on. Asking:
$125,000.US Lying: Antigua Slipway, English Harbour.


47' COMPASS, CUTTER / SLOOP. "Marionette" was
designed by Lavranos and strongly built of GRP in South
Africa in 1990. Very comfortable Owner's layout and high
quality joinery through out. Lying: St. David's Bay, Grenada.
Reduced now to $195,000.US

46' BALTIC 46 RACER / CRUISER SLOOP built
1976. "Infinity" is a pedigree sailing yacht designed by C&C
and built by Baltic Yachts. She has a 3-cabin layout, 50 H.p
Perkins diesel and/but she needs new decks. Basically this
yacht is a great project-boat for the right buyer. She sailed up
to Antigua last season and now awaits a new loving owner.
Asking:$70,000.US Lying: English Harbour, Antigua.

44' CHERUBINI KETCH BUILT IN 1990, a lovely
example of Herreshoff inspiration. Professionally maintained
for the past 11 years by her meticulous owner with no-expense
spared. Beautiful to the eye, easily sailed short-handed and
highly competitive in the Classic Regattas. An extremely rare
find on the market today. Asking: $350,000. US Lying: Antigua.

43' LAGOON POWER CAT built in 2004. Owner's version
with comfortable 3-stateroom layout and 300 H.p Volvo diesel
package. "Blue Lagoon" is a one-owner yacht in excellent
condition, she has been professionally maintained since
day-1 and dry stored on her lift when not in use. Recent price
reduction to $399,000.US makes her very good value. Lying:
Jolly Harbour, Antigua.


42' GRAND BANKS CLASSIC TRAWLER LAUNCHED
IN 2000. Original owners have kept this motor yacht in great
condition since new. She has the Traditional 2-Stateroom
layout with all the comforts of a home ashore. Twin Caterpillar
3116 Turbo powered and lightly used.Asking: $450,000.US,
Lying: Hauled-out at Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua.

38' C.C VAN ZANDT CUSTOM shoal-draft, steel sloop,
launched in 1982. "Sequel II" recently arrived in the Caribbean
after making her 6th Atlantic crossing with her young family of
3. She is safe, well built and absolutely ready to go when you
are. Lying: Antigua, reduced now to $105,000.US

36' MORRIS JUSTINE 36 CUTTER-SLOOP built
in 1985. "Peregrine" is a lovely little cruising yacht built by
Morris Yachts, Southwest Harbor,Maine. She has Dark Green
Awlgnp topsides and a beautifully finished traditional interior.
Always maintained in excellent condition and fully fitted-out for
serious Blue Water cruising, Peregrine is ready to go when you
are!!! Asking:$220,000.US Lying: Jolly Harbour, Antigua.

30' ISLAND HOPPER DIVEBOAT built in 1985.
"Rendezvous II" is set up for dive charter business here in
Antigua, she has a 350 H.p Caterpillar diesel engine giving
22 knots cruising speed. Large 12'ft beam allows for a good
work-boat or fishboat application also.Asking:$69,000.US
Lying: English Harbour, Antigua.


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Perfect Condition
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Amel 54 2005 VAT Paid Tahiti
Amel Mango 1979 Martinique
Amel Super Maramu 2001 Superb Guadeloupe
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Company Hull and custom
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24' 1984 Duracraft Cabin Suzuki OB $15,000 34' 1995 CRUSADER CUMMINS DSL $69,000
33' 2004 Rookie Express Catamaran $99,000 45' 1988 Corinthian needs repair $79,000
33' 2000 Midship Fuel & Fuel Polishing $135,000 45' 1989 Corinthian Catamaran Isuzu diesels $150,000
40' 1989 Breaux Pilot Boat G M 8v92 $200,000 55' 1988 Burpee U S C G cert 130 passengers $290,000
46' 1997 Midship Dive-Passenger Cat $575,000 64' 2000 SeaTaxi 150 passengers $350,000
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INTREPID 300 OPEN

Twin 250 HP Evinrude ETECS.

Every available option including T-Top, custom

center console with head, bow thruster, dive

door, Northstar Color GPS, AutoPilot, Depth-

finder, live bait well and much more. Boat and

Engines are like new with less than 300 hrs.

This boat has been captain maintained since

new and is located on St. Thomas, USVI. If you

want the best 30' center console this is it.

Owner has new Intrepid on order.

$155,000. Call 610-251-9135



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One-owner yacht in excellent condition, fully equipped for extended cruising
and living aboard. Fiberglass hull. Very quiet due to the underwater silent
exhaust system, excellent engine room insulation and Aquadrive system
reducing vibration of the engines. 2-350 HP Cat Diesels. 600 Gallon Fuel
capacity. 2 staterooms/2 hds. Fully Air-conditioned. Raytheon electron-
ics, 12KW Northern Light generator, Universal Aqua 35 gal/hr watermaker,
Bennett trim taps, 13' Novurania dinghy in new condition with collapsible
operating consol, 40 hp Yamaha motor and depth, speed and fish finder,
low profile electric dinghy crane, big battery bank with Link 2000 monitoring
system, cable master and Vacuflash electric head system. Pilot house has
satellite Globalstar telephone. New antifouling bottom paint applied in Nov. 07.
Currently located in St. Thomas, USVI.PRICE REDUCED $575,000 USD.

For more details go to : www.veloxius.com/bluemagic
Contact: Eva or Tony (787) 848-6423 / (787) 413-9663 /
(787) 306-0902 ancoufal@veloxius.com


FISHING BOAT 17 METERS TO
REPAIR FOR HOUSE BOAT, on sale,
make an offer 0690 35 98 42, jmc boat jard

NEW LISTING! COMMERCIAL BOAT
FOR SALE: 30 FT. ISLAND HOPPER
(12 ft. beam). 420HP Cat 3126 (year 2005-
low hours). Deck, deck substructure, engine,
and steering system were all replaced in
2005!. Only $55,000 USD (289) 286-1165 or
boat@mountaincable.net.

1990 SEA RAY 310EC 31' CABIN
CRUISER for sale located at the Rodney
Bay Marina in St. Lucia. Contact email: aede-
lice@candw.lc or tel# (758)285-2859.

DECK CAT 31' 2007 POWERCAT center
console sport fisher/day cruiser,2X150HP
2007 Yamaha,VHF,stereo ipod jack,
Raymarine E80GPS/Navionics,20gal fresh
water tank, transom shower, wash down
upgrade, two live wells,table, extended bimi-
ni, two swim ladders/bow/transom, enclosed
head/6' head room/sink/shower,custom
cover,trailer,St.Thomas, US $85,000 954-
881-4131 RLLECHNER@MAC.COM

38' REINKE, 1989, save steel boat, from
german owner, Mercedes Nanni Diesel, build
for worldwide travelling, located in Saint Martin,
Euro 39.000,00, for detailed information pls.
contact us per e-mail: sy-amlgo@hotmail.de

POWERBOAT AZIMUT 46 FLY-
BRIDGE, exclusive version 2001, European
luxury yacht with perfect technology; condi-
tion like brand new, 2x457PS; Length 14,93,
Complete equipped; 3 cabins; Boat lies
Antigua; Just reduced US$ 489,000.00, E-
mail: bertsofiahensel@hotmail.com


37' 1978 Endeavour Sloop
Perkins 4-108, AP, Radar,
Wind Generator
$35,000
St. Thomas Yacht Sales
340-779-1660
yachts@islands.vi

SNIPE RACING SAILBOAT McLaughlin
#23132, CAC Game and Pan Am Game class w/
new adjustable spreaders, Class minimum weight
allowed, 1 set practice sails, 1 set race sails, road
trailer included Lying STYC Over $7,000 invested,
Yours for just $4,400 Call Tom 340-643-2632
2008 HOBIE 16, Excellent condition, CAC
Game and Pan Am Game class, Lying STYC,
$7,500 or best offer, Call Tom 340-643-2632
1977 HUNTER 27 SLOOP, LIVE-
ABOARDIPROJECT BOAT. Mast
unstepped/no rigging or sails. New interi-
or lites, 50W solar panel, (2) 6v batter-
ies, newer bilge pump & switch. Porta-potti.
$1,800 OBO St. john, USVI 340-277-3532/
captrichb@hotmail.com
30' MORGAN OUT ISLAND 1979
SLOOP Good condition, well equipped,
diesel engine 20 HP, solar panels, charger/
inverter 2000w, pressurized water. Asking:
$15,000. Lying in Guatemala.matpress@
yahoo.fr (33) 631-188-639
BEAUTIFUL 1989 PRIVILEGE great for
liveaboard 27hp engines decent sails,no hull
damage 220,000 us mlchrosslyn_@hotmail.
com presently lying in Venezuela


ENDURANCE 35 KETCH, US Yard
built @1974(?) ferro cement hull, s/s arma-
ture. Radar, GPS, Stereo, auto pilot, head,
stove,blmini, fridge, etc. Needs some wood
work. Perkins 4-108 diesel is dead. Lying St.
Thomas, USVI $24,000 obo captrichb@hot-
mail.com 340-377-3532

1976 TIBURON 36 KETCH, center cock-
pit bluewater cruiser. Fair condition, needs
TLC. 12V fridge, Air X wind gen, (4) 6v
batteries, new Sony stereo, new VHF, 65
h.p. Perkins, 2002 survey @ $53K Asking
$34,000/St. John, USVI 340-277-3532/cap-
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1980 MORGAN 382 SAILBOAT. Great
live-aboard. Well maintained. Lots of ameni-
ties. New updates in 2007, including fresh
bottom paint, wind generator, chartplotter,
roller furler, hard vang, etc. New electronics.
Just waiting for you to set sail! $56,000 or best
offer. Contact doodlesmate@yahoo.com or
651-402-5023

SAILBOAT AUCTION SATURDAY
JAN. 24, 2009 AT INDEPENDENT
BOATYARD, ST. THOMAS, VI.
1986 HUNTER 40 Storm damage to
hull and rudder. Rig, sails and engine OK.
Minimum bid of $10K USD. Contact Maritime
Yacht Sales for details. 340-774-3175,
yachts@viaccess.net

41 FT JEANNEAU SAILING YACHT FOR
SALE (1988): Lying in Aruba, goodcondition,
3 cabin, in mast furling, fiberglass hull, new
Yanmar diesel engine. Owner selling for health
reasons, motivated seller. Asking only USD
80K and still negotiable! Email nixroche@
hotmail.com for more info.

1991 HUNTER LEGEND 43, Excellent
Condition, Windlass, 5k Generator, GPS, 2
A/C, EPIRB 2006, Spinnaker, VHF, Zodiac
Tender with Engine, Autopilot, Depth Finder,
Knotmeter, 50hpYanmar, Electric Winch,
Galvanized Steel Cradle, Many Extras,
$129,000, Located Salinas, Puerto Rico,
Contact Ronnie 939-639-7820 OR rramosl@
centennialpr.net

CSY 44 1979, major refit '99/00, rebuilt
Perkins 60HP 1,000 hrs, new sails 2004, solar
& wind generator, no osmosis, strong reliable
boat, new AB 10' RIB, Yamaha 15. Lying St.
Martin hauled for season. $78,000 includes
mooring in St. Barths. Robin.shepherd@wana-
doo.fr +590 690 35 73 38

51' SLOOP: IDYLLE 15.5, FRERS
DESIGN, BENETEAU BUILT 1986.
Highly customized for comfortable live-aboard,
performance cruising. Autopilot, watermaker,
genset, Perkins 4-236, dual-coil fridge/freezer,
walk-around queen berth. Excellent sail-away
condition. Lying Trinidad. $210,000US. E-mail:
cayennemll@yahoo.com

GULFSTAR 53 KETCH 1974, 3
Cabins,Wood interior Air-conditioning, Water
maker, new in 2007, autopilot, radar, sonar,
radios,new anti-fouling,New upholstery, 12ft
dinghy Honda outboard, Lying in Venezuela
Caraballeda US$ 120000. 00584121418476
Email monikavenohr@ketch.de

80 2003 Excellent condition 4 double
cabin /2bath. Low time Yanmar. Solar + Wind
generator + large battery bank Must see in
Guadeloupe Call and we'll send you a private
aircraft to come see the boat. alrtropical@
yahoo.com 170.000 . (767) 4404403.

COLDMOLDED KETCH 84' LOA, US
Built @1969/Triple planked 1/2" cedar over fir
longitudinals/ Perkins 200 hp 6-354 turbo/four
cabins plus crew/two heads & showers. 12v
cold machine, solar, 24v windlass etc/St. John,
USVI $160,000 obo captrichb@hotmail.com
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SUCCESSFUL YACHT SURVEYING
COMPANY servicing the Caribbean Region
based in the BVI. Owner moving to Europe.
Waterfront marina office & transport available.
Busy year round business in Paradise.

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WATERSPORTS COMPANY FOR SALE
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which makes this an attractive opportunity. Email
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FISHING CHARTER FOR SALE USVI.
Active & Successful charter based in St.
Thomas/St. John. 2003 boat fully rigged, trailer,
booking contacts, 2007 Dodge Ram truck.
Featured on ESPN. $215,000. US. Combo
home & business also available $950,000 US.
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FOR SALE DAYSAIL CHARTER BIZ,
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by boat or by plane if the island is big enough to have even a
dirt ii Ii., i strip. So while you wait, you might as well have fun!
Islanders can also be strongly independent and downright obstinate
if their way of life is threatened in some way by off-islanders. For
instance, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, the two largest islands
off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, attempted to secede from the
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* Happy New Year! Close to the western
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race coursejust before
exits the evening
course. Both may be
seen simultaneously
on the 29th.


THE MOON SAILS NEAR:
MON.5TH: bright stars of Aries
in evening
THU.8TH: the star El Nath in
Taurus in evening
SAT.10TH: the star Pollux in
Gemini in evening
WED.14TH: Saturn in late
evening
SAT. 17TH: the star Spica in
Virgo before dawn
WED.21ST: very close to the star
Antares in Scorpius
before dawn
THU.29TH: rightof Uranusand
belowVenus


MOON
SUN.4TH:
SAT. 10TH:
SAT. 17TH:
MON.26TH:


PHASES:
First Quarter
Full
Last Quarter
New


Venus

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DUSK: SIRIUS, RIGEL, CAPELLA, PROCYON
DAWN: ARCTURUS, VEGA, POLLUX, ANTARES


We sailed from St. Thomas on Avenir i in the summer of 1970 to Newport,
Rhode Island and then explored the coast to Nantucket. Accompanying us
were old ,ii, ii buddies Cecil and Betty Brooks, their son Larry and Bruce
Craddock, an old friend.The Brooks were the ones who got us started in iii i
in 1965 by helping us build a Thistle, a 17-foot racing sloop in Austin, Texas.
We arrived at Nantucket by running into it in heavy fog. Our r, i I 1..11
equipment on Avenir II was sparse. Mike and I had just our eyes, our ears,
the sextant and the depth sounder We knew we were very near the island
because of the loud fog horn at the end of the breakwater, so we were
motoring very slowly. But the depth changed quickly and we kissed a beach
and came to an abrupt stop.
Minutes later the fog lifted and we saw that we had missed the harbor
entrance by less than a mile. The tide was rising so we had only to wait. Boats
came by and a few offered to call the Coast Guard for us. None wanted to
pull us off Those boats which were local c I 1 ii'i1, waved as they passed by,
knowing we would be off as soon as the tide rose enough. But had the tide
been i ih. i we knew those island boats would have helped us, had we
needed it.
These two attitudes exemplified the difference in outlook on life between
mainlanders and islanders. On the mainland i.in.... had to be done NOW!
You couldn't spend the time helping someone else because you had to
get somewhere else. An islander would almost always attempt to help you
but if he couldn't, you just accepted it and just enjoyed the nii. 1 until
i II I changed.
Once we entered the attractive harbor of Nantucket which is also
nicknamed "The Grey Lady," we were immediately charmed. Besides the
wonderful cobblestone streets in the main town there are other attractive
settlements, long strung out beaches, sandy hills and fresh water ponds. All
are fun to explore by bike.
Life is downright beautiful on an island. -&


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