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,1' .I I I. Shannon Falcone is aboard as a Trimmer/Pitman on Puma Racing
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(Caribbean News continued from page 20)
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Petit Martinique and the form is designed to apply
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FEBRUARY 14TO 24:
ROUTE DU CARNAVAL 2009
The 4th edition of the Route du Carnival departs
this month from Port du Marin, Martinique and
stops in Bequia and Tobago Cays before arriving in
Trinidad for Carnival celebrations. Details at www.
FEBRUARY 19 TO 22:
GRENADA CLASSIC REGATTA
Find full details on www.grenadaclassicregatta.com.
Sponsors this year include www.belairplantation.
com and www.lepharebleu.com.
APRIL 4 TO 28: TRANSCARAIBES 2009
D I 1 11 I from Marina Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe, the
rally will stop in St. Martin, the Dominican Republic,
Haiti and Jamaica before ending at the Marina
Cienfuegos in Cuba. Stephane Legendre of Club
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those rallies are not only open to French speaking
participants from France, Guadeloupe, Martinique
and Saint Martin. On the contrary all nationalities are
more than welcome. Some editions have accounted
with more than six different nationalities." www.
APRIL 11 TO 12: ANGUILLA'S SECOND
ANNUAL FESTIVAL DEL MAR
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Antigua, Jolly Harbour Yacht Club
The Budget Marine Valentines III oI over the weekend of February 14 and
15 will provide Racer and Racer/Cruiser Classes each the opportunity to win
USD $1000 prizes that can be used forthe purchase of Interlux paint ii i .I I. 1 I
Marine i.i. i the club reports. The Jolly Harbor Yacht Club has been
- .. i I theValentines -- i1i for 17years. Lastyear,a numberof larger boats
participated and raised the standard ofthe"shortand sweet"weekend regatta,
one of two major events the club holds-the other is the JHR Caribbean
Annual Regatta scheduled for the last week in November 2009.
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Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club
The weekend of November 22-23 saw 13 Optimist sailors and six Las
take part in the BVI iiI I Team trials to determine who will gain a
place on the BVI ,iii, i Team. Weather conditions provided som
,iii, I for the BVI sailors, joined by two from the USVI fast finishes
of capsizes in the strong gusts. The BVI Youth ii ,. i Team will be
this year to major events such as the Volvo Youth Worlds in Brazil
Optimist North Americans in Dominican Republic, and will be ..
first annual 2009 International Laser and Optimist Clinic in March a
Cay. The team will be managed by the Royal BVI Yacht Club and
by Team BVI coach Chris Watters. For more information on the tear
contact 1iiii ill. I :.com.
The final results (top three) with one discard over 16 race
In Optimists: 1st Mollee Donovan, 2nd Jason Putley, and 3rdJol
Woods. In Lasers: 1st Alec Anderson, 2nd Will Bailey, 3rd Max i I I. n
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April 16-' 21.6'
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For more information please contact the Secretary
at the Antigua Yacht Club (268) 460-1799
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..I the St. Lucia Yacht Club
t Nanny The 3rd annual ARC Flotilla sailed off from Castries Harbour on Sunday Nov
coached 23rd, for the newly reconstructed IGY Rodney Bay Marina, with a blast from
n please a conch shell, and an escort from the Marine and Ports Police patrol boats.
The Flotilla is held on the start day of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in Las
es were: Palmas, and is designed to raise the profile of the event locally. A total of 49
hnathon power and sail boats registered in advance.This was not lost on sponsors, who
SI came aboard for the first time. Heineken, Digicel, Columbian Emeralds, and
Travel Concepts, opted to brand several boats, 1i 1i I ii. I crew. The boats were
led i,.. . ii the cut into IGY Rodney Bay Marina by the mother yacht Breeze
a-Way, Bernard Johnson's Morgan 50, which was the first St. Lucian yacht to
'.... participate in the actual rally, in 1995. The Minister of Tourism, Honorable Allen
Chastanet, along with his Permanent Secretary, Darrel Montrope, St. Lucia Yacht
Club's Commodore Charles Devaux and Keats Compton enjoyed the view
from Breeze-aWay. Participants proceeded to Scuttlebutts, to be treated to
drinks, compliments Heineken, and lunch, provided by St. Lucia Tourist Board.
Certificates of participation were presented by Hayle Harvey of the SLTB, Martin
Lucas of IGY, Keats Compton of the Marine Industries Association St Lucia.
The Flotilla is organized by the Marine Industries Association St Lucia and
the St. Lucia Yacht Club, with generous assistance from the St. Lucia Tourist
I Board and IGY
St. Maarten Yacht Club
Club members celebrated the holidays with a 21st December Christmas
party, with one Alden Skull rowing boat to be raffled off and two more to be
auctioned to benefit the club's Junior iiII i program. MC for the evening
was Gary"Gaz" Brown. The final race day of the St Maartens Day Series took
place on December 13 with six LSR boats, three Lasers, and three Optimists.
Rhone Fu II dominated the Opti class and will be c*(. i -11. in the Florida
Orange Bowl. Winner in Laser class was Jolyon Ferron, and in LSR class
Robbie Ferron. The club planned a Christmas break before resuming with the
Hoedemaker Series January 10.
Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Association
On Saturday December 13, the T&T Youth iii,, i School organized a bake
and t-shirt sale to raise funds for the development of youth ,iiI, I in Trinidad
&Tobago. All the nations top youth sailors were present 11 I, 1. i I the sailors
from the Vessigny' II ii,. Optimist Training Centre, to compete in the Budget
Marine National Dinghy hii,. i Ranking on the waters of Carenage Bay.
Categories were Optimist Green fleet, Optimist, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser
Standard and Club 420. -&
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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD.
illfish and . 1111 iI h tournaments abound iii' ... iir ,, ,1 the '" J
Caribbean all year ch long. There arter for those who plenty of local boats / '5
B billfish and II tournaments abound Ii. I..''.' the -
to be had that ranges from cash to luxury prizes. Best of
all, the tournaments are planned to take advantage of
when the fish are running so there is always a chance of tight lines. Here's a
Il i .in. I of what's coming up from now 1 1....1 iI June.
FEBRUARY 8: Couple's Tournament. This half day tournament hosted by
the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC) is a chance for the guys and gals
to fish ... 1i, as a team, then party the afternoon away on Water Island's
beautiful Honeymoon Beach. St. Thomas, USVI. Visit: www.vigfc.com
MARCH 7-8: 16th Annual Golden Hook Challenge. Billfish are the name
of the game in this event hosted out of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Virgin r I i. I grounds to the far east of the islands are rumored ripe with
granders this time of year. Visit: www.fishstx.com
MARCH 9-15: International La Guaira Billfish Shootout.The -iiiii, 1iI i
is hot in Venezuelan waters in early spring. Last year, Gray Ingram's Big OH,
released 12 blue marlin, 3 sailfish and one white marlin to win the three-day
i11 1 1 i event. The first leg of the Spanish Main Series, the Venezuelan
Open, is fished inside this event. Visit: www.intlbillfishtourns.com and
MARCH 19-22: 14th Annual Tobago International Game Fishing
Tournament. The real cl(ll i.i will be to see who can beat last year's
record 890-pound blue marlin catch. There's still plenty of great prizes for
tag and release of blue and white marlin as well as sailfish, and the catch
of whopper I.. iii tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Prizes valued at over
US$100,000 awarded.This is a Southern Caribbean Billfish Circuit tournament
(SCBC). Tobago, BWI. Visit: i-ii ..I
APRIL 4-7: Barbados Game Fishing Association (BGFA) International
Tournament. Hosted by the BGFA, this event features prizes for both billfish
and II, i i I, There's always a good turnout, great local boats for charter and
,i. ki, i parties. This is one of the SCBC events. Visit: II I I. ,1 ,. I ii ,. i .I 1 I
APRIL 11: 10th Annual Golden Hook Dolphin Tournament. The motto
here is'fish for a day, brag for a year, and there have been some reel- I 1I I.- I
dolphin in past years. Dolphin or mahi-mahi stars on the Award's Banquet
menu making this a doubly good time. St. Croix, USVI. Visit: www.fishtxt.com
APRIL14-17:BiminiChampionship.Thiskick-offeventfor I Ii i, Ii 1111i 1ii
Championship (BBC) always draws a large. .cI.i I ,1 I ofanglers who want to get
a jump-start on series points. No wonder Bimini was one of the favorite i i i. I
grounds of Ernest Hemingway. Bahamas. Visit: I. 11, I I ,11111 1, .i I
At the 2008 Boy Scout Marlin Tournament
APRIL 26: VIGFC Dolphin Derby. Boats and anglers from i 1.1 i i. .1. the
Virgin Islands try their luck at catching big and a bountiful amount of dolphin.
Cash prizes go to anglers catching the 10 largest fish. St. Thomas, USVI.
APRIL 28-MAY 2: Central Abaco Championship. Second in the BBC Series,
Abaco is a hot spot for blue marlin in the Bahamas., II I. ., 111,I, 1 events take
place out ofTreasure Cay. Bahamas. Visit: I I 111 1 1 i, ,ll I. 1
APRIL 29-MAY 2: TTGFA Marlin Madness Tournament. Fished out
of Tobago, this is where and when the marlin bite is hot in the southern
Caribbean. This is one of the SCBC tournaments. Visit: 11. ..i I
MAY 19-22: Cape Eleuthera Championship. This is the third of the five
annual BBC tournaments. A new marina was built here last year Bahamas.
V isit: 1. 1, 1 II 11111 1, ,1
MAY 27-JUNE 6: The Fishing Event (TFE). Are You Big Enough'is the tag
line of this marlin tournament fished out of St. Martin. This year, the first four
days will feature TFE Classic with awards over US$100,000. The second four
days will be TFE Billfish Master that will be a 15 vessel invitational. St. Martin.
Visit: 1 I Ii ii. i. event.com
MAY 29-JUNE 1: 43rd Annual Antigua and Barbuda Fishing
Tournament. Compete in either the catch-and-release Marlin or Sports fish
divisions of this classic tournament that draws both 1 Iin l and local anglers.
E I i,,i. I from the captain's -ii i to weigh-ins and awards takes place at
the Catamaran Marina in Falmouth Harbour,, 111. 1i I Over US$15,000 in cash
prizes. Visit: w w 1,.ini i l l..I i ...i i i i ,. ..1,I I 7-
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F I S I N
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INTRODUCING THE NEW
EVINRUDE E-TEC 300HP.
BETTER FUEL ECONOMY,
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commentwas"lt'll lookokaywhe .... ..I II, .II, I
side of the dock' So I sanded a ci. 1. I .1 111 .... I
he was satisfied. Then he, the p *i i .. ii Ii i
on the finish coat for a few hundi I .I 11 i i ...i
supplying the paint.
Consequently, you can save a huge amount of money if you do the
preparation workyourself Fully 70% of the preparation is II. I ir You'll need
to fill any scratches and then sand, fill scratches again and then sand again.
After a lot of iiiI. I and ii.. Ii. 1I you'll be ready to apply the undercoat of
paint, and then you'll sand some more. Next you'll apply the primer coat and
do even more in. inII. The easy part, comparatively speaking, will be the
.11.i... i That will take only a couple of hours, and even fewer if you have a
spray gun. It is the I II i. I that will take you days to obtain a great finish.
The i. iI,. must be perfect -at least as perfect as you can get it. You
must not be able to see or feel even the slightest scratch or bump. I i.. I, I
had a ii i ili Ii until the professional from the local boatyard looked at it. His
Buying the Paint
The first step is to decide what
color you are going to paint
your boat. It is important
to make this choice early
because you may need to
order the paint. Of course, you'll i. -, I
to ,.ii out which brand of pa I .... i I i 111n.ini i
leader is Aw lgrip, but it needs to I i ..i.1 i1I 1ii .i 1ii
Plus, to ensure com patibility, yc.,, ii. i ii, l 11 i .1 1 i, "
Awlgrip products, such as Awlfaii, mvvlpi I l ie, ai id u lu Li I.
A more appropriate option if you are not a professional painter is
to use Perfection, one of Interlux's topside paints. Perfection is formulated
for amateur application by brush (using the roll and tip method) or by
spray. If you decide to use Perfection, you should use the Interlux range of
products to ensure complete compatibility. Because I used Perfection, I'll be
showing Interlux products i .,. .. 11 this article, but you can use paint and
compatible products from other manufacturers if you wish.
30 ALLATSEA.NET FEBRUARY 2009
Filling and Sanding
When you are ready to begin the job of II,. in1. 1 check on the state of the
current paint layer If the gel coat is crazed or heavily oxidized, you will need
to sand it with 100-grit sandpaper using a random orbit sander. If the gel coat
is only i. ii I oxidized or has been painted before, you might be able to use
220 or 320-grit paper from the start.
Be sure to also check your topsides for in I. .and scratches. These should
be filled before 11....II I i 1.. 1i will allow any remaining marks to show
i,.. .1. il, which you can then fill again. Take your time with this process to
get a nice smooth finish. The boat's entire finish is based up on you doing the
II. I II. I properly. Use a random orbit sander for the first cut and a longboard
style sander for finish work. Don't use a finish sander or rotary sander Finish
sanders don't cut deeply enough and a rotary sander leaves swirl marks in
the gel coat.
When working with sand paper, several studies have shown that most
people use too fine a sandpaper to give a good "tooth" to the surface. If the
Rolling and Tipping
To get a good finish, roll the
paint onto the hull with a paint-
loaded roller, and then use a dry
3" or 4" paint brush to smooth the
paint layer. Just use the tip of the
brush with no paint on it and smooth
the paint. Be sure to work from the
masking tape to the masking tape so
rhat you do not apply or lift the brush
in the middle of the job, creating marks
on the surface. I find that working from
sheer to boot-top is the easiest.
gel coat is heavily oxidized you should use 220 grit or even 100 grit to get
the oxidation layer off. The final coat before spraying should be 320 grit, but
many painters suggest that 400 grit should be used. I've found that 320 is
usually fine when used with a longboard.
Applying a Prime Coat
If the hull has not been previously painted and you are using Perfection as
your topside coat, you will need to prime the boat with Interlux's two-part
Epoxy PrimeKote. Do this by i,,1,,,,,.1 I the paint with a compatible solvent
and 111iii I it onto the topsides. Tip the .11 I paint with a dry paint brush to
remove runs and streaks. Always keep a wet edge to the paint and start and
finish under the transom where errors won't be seen.
Now for more ii I,.1 i After the prime coat has been applied, sand the entire
hull once again using 320-grit. Make sure that any iIIn or scratches have
I II, 1 *|lu l Iu I II ,* 111 i I l,1 I ii ,,,i h l .I II l U I ,
da guud base L _udLI IdL I helps reduce LlI I d iiuuni ul Lupside padl IL yuu II need.
Once the boat has been sprayed, sand again using 320 or 400-grit paper.
At this stage you should not be able to see any scratches at all in the paint.
Some painters say that you need to sand again at this point using 400-grit
paper, but research done by 3M and others indicates that 320-grit is fine.
Now comes an i 1 1 il, important step -topside .,,In.i. Mask off the hull
and spray it if you know how to use a spray gun. If not, have a professional
do the spraying. The actual spray job should take about four to six hours
1 i I. i on the size of your boat. It should therefore cost about $400 to
$1000 dollars i I i I I. I on the going labor rate of the boatyard and the
time needed for the painter to clean up. -&
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his article is stimulated by a number of sailing situations experienced this year with customers.
Though most modern sloops have a furling headsail and a mainsail, staysails are far from untypical.
Often those added to boats appear to be of little use. The usage is not clear as the majority of cruising
boats see this sail as a heavy weather windward sail, but too often the sail is too small and flat to give
any drive into a formed sea. On a purposely-designed Cutter rig, theYankee, staysail combination can
function very well. Both sails accelerate the wind and, combined with the rest of the rig, make a logical
upwind and reaching choice.
In the 16th century we find numerous references to the staysail. It was discovered that you could
set a triangular sail on such a stay, and this turned out to be an important breakthrough in the
development of sailing ships with respect to balance and performance. In the glory days of IOR racing,
staysails and bloopers were in their heyday. I am certain that the names and shapes of these sails go
beyond my memories of tallboys; dazies and Genoas staysaill).
However often on a boat designed for a single
headsail where an inner stay either permanent or
demountable is I, 11 I1 the windward usage of
a staysail can be limited. Many boats I work with,
for reasons such as the foredeck hatch position or
the 11i. 11 have their inner stay set well back.
For aesthetics or to full opposite a runner, the
mast tang can be fairly low down the rig. As the
sail moves after, the sail has to be set in front of the
spreaders and the available sail area reduces. This
is often exaggerated by a iii ii on the deck, a
radar on the mast and an available luff reduced by
a full meter due to the usage of a iiI11. i system.
The ii, i sail is at the best small and if
not optimized, minute. As a heavy weather sail
the boat must have reduced sail area but must
have enough power up forward to maneuver
and master the oncoming seas. A self tacking
staysail, ,i i i ill set on a boom, is practical,
but again to set the boom in front of the mast
and to use a common ii Ilr i system reduces
the LP by another 10%. I have built a few fully
battened thanked on staysails with a positive
roach. The bottom batten like on many beach
cats replaces the boom well. This solution is
1 111, i and the roach allows the sail both to
twist and maximizes surface. All this isn't to say
that a typical staysail does not have a windward
role but care I believe is needed if this sail is to
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Where this sail does have a role to play is high tech staysail which as small may not be this under good conditions first, smooth seas and
off the wind-and the usage in the Americas that expensive. moderate winds.
Cups or on modern race boats is the proof When under spinnaker or gennaker when you In i.'iii airs the staysail often does not twist
Under spinnaker on certain points of iiiiI,. the decide to try the staysail an important tip is to and the spinnaker does not fly out enough.
staysail helps air flow and moves the centre of take one's time. Checkyour boat speed fora good In this case the staysail will have a r, .i 111
propulsion forward and reduces rudderangle and few minutes before '..' I Check your rudder effect on performance. In heavy weather the
the chance of broaching. The ideal downwind angle if you can. Then hoist and set the staysail, staysail if maintained but eased to the limit of
staysail is not cut or made in the same material settledown and checkthe trim, then overanother backing can avoid broaching under spinnaker
as the upwind sail. But for cruising purposes we extended period check hull speed and rudder or Genoas.
can always compromise a little. However if the angle. Generalities are often floored but between My Liu. I I i 11. iih. I of the types of staysail
boat is equipped with heavy Dacron sails, the 90 and 120 degrees apparent, the staysail should mentioned earlier is: the tall boy has an LP of
dual function of the staysail may justify a lighter pay and make iii,. i more comfortable. Again try 100 to 110% and has a high hoist. The clew is
(Continued on page 34)
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i I ill high to allow a 1 ,in, I position off the boom to broaden the
i, I i. I angle. The dazy was of Dutch origin and has an LP reduced to 80
to 85%. This sail is i i ,1 ill built i.'iii The Genoas staysail has a reduced
hoist often 70% of available hoist but an important LP of 80 to 100%. Such a
sail suits a boat with less stability. i ill, 11, the typical windward staysail is a
As in any situation where a number of sails interact as with a ketch,
trim begins and is ( ..1,11-..1 I by the forward most sail and the sails aft
adapt to the sail in front. When the interaction works, speed advantages
are had and boat i.. 11.1 i becomes comfortable. However the balance
and critical angle can be fine. If you enjoy cruising with an MPS then
.I ..... .lI, should be given to a free I ii, i '. 1, staysail to make this point
of sail both more comfortable and performant. The free I ii. I option
requires little extra equipment other than a quality halyard and a i.iiiI
weight sheet. If you want a little more control over this sail a modern
single line Code 0 furleur is ideal. For this the sail has to be finished with
a double roped luff. Normally my thoughts are to minimize material but a
downwind staysail is a positive addition if you enjoy a boat that balances
and performs well. It certainly is another toy and obviously this is not an
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Well, now we know it for sure. The pirates of the world are those
,i, 1.i ii,. i first world industrialized countries while fun loving
adventurers in the Caribbean have been taken for a ride. It has become
clear that politicians, financiers, captains of industry and corporate
executives have been enriching themselves at the expense of all of us.
And they were so cunning, quiet and secretive that not an 'Aaaarhhh'
could be heard amongst any of'em. And a lot of i, 11.1 ii i, ...-i iii
they-were-pirates' in the Caribbean are not happy about it. In fact
they're even planning subtle ways to get revenge.
One prettyyoung yachtchefCharlie spoke to recently is Ill. ,'ii I. I
Whiskas for expensive French pate."Sour milk sprinkled with ammonia
is almost identical to camembert,' she confided. "And there's a certain
part of a donkey's anatomy that can double as smoked sausage. We're
going to save a fortune"
"Our cuisine is described as Asian/Continental so we'll be ii i. ,i. I
'Seafood Bisque'This is soeasy:youjust scrape the bottom of I,. h 11. I
and the barnacles and seaweed boiled .. ii ~ make a fantastic soup.
Sea slugs are everywhere and sliced thin and dressed up with a bit of
dildo cactus they make a fine entr6e: this specialty I have christened
'Aphrodisiac Gourmand' It's all in the presentation-and if they don't
like it, I'll show'em up in front of all their friends. Anyway, they're usually
afraid to admit it for fear of being i,. .1I i-1 ignorant."
The young lass would've fit right in on the Black Pearl, Charlie
i ..11. ii, to himself Next it was the captain's turn to describe his cost
c~ ,li I ideas and Charlie i,.., Iil he knew straight away what his
answer might be. But he was surprised. Instead of watering down the
booze he said he'd decided to charge it up a bit. "Yep, hundred per
cent alcohol. Get 'em loaded in a hurry and next morning they won't
care where they are. I'll just leave the anchorage, cruise for ten minutes
and anchor back in the same spot...oh, a few yards away I suppose.
Gonna save a fortune in gas. The use of my expensive water toys
will be limited to two minutes a day but healthy hiking tours will be
encouraged. I mean this is the era of the eco-vacation. Gas 1ii 11 I
water sports are out and heart-healthy hiking is in-and forget what it
says on the brochure!'
,i .I iii,. i will be encouraged too; it's relatively eco II i.II, and
cheap. But if they start stepping on fragile brain coral or kicking the
I 11 11, and jagged stag horn coral, I'll be on 'em in a flash. I just can't
afford to let my precious Italian fins get I i .... I Charlie nodded
sagely. It was going to be a difficult season but Caribbean crews were
gearing up for battle.
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Rigging the Facts on
COPYRIGHT 2009 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
Basically, all dumb sailors believe that the rig of their boat is the best
because... well, it is the rig of their boat! And they are geniuses. So, it
HAS to be the best!
This is stupid.
I feel this way.
But let's turn to science: ever heard of Freud? He was the first to point
out the obvious, that sloop sailors are focused solely on their... penis. It
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is the solitary star of their show. Just listen to the
language: how they erect'their mast, how they
like to'keep it up etc. Oh, sure, you can pretend
that the terminology isn't sexually-loaded-but
that's just denial.
"Pole-tip up,'they shout on the race course.
They brag about how long they can stay'hard on
i the wind Even the individual boat-bits smack of
smut: spreader, cockpit, strut, masthead, etc.
I mean, how many different disgusting ways
can sailors use just the word lay: as in lay-line,
lay-the-mark, lay-day, lay-of-the-land, etc. This
starts from the very beginning: while lofting my 36 ketch Carlotta I had
to draw dozens of'buttock' lines... hardly subtle, eh
Even traditional sailors get into it by always 'thrusting'their bowsprits
into virgin anchorages, etc. I guess all that hemp cordage makes 'em
somewhat kinky: why else would they have spankers?
Yes, maritime traditions change.Long bowsprits used to be called
'widow-makers' but are now referred to as the Johnny Homes. Even the
Colin-Archer types-the traditional double-enders of Scandinavia-have
joined in. "Our outboard rudders aren't the only thing aboard which are
well-hung,'a smirky Swedish sailor once told me.
Offshore sailors are the worst: always beating and taking a pounding
and plugging away... on vessels named Randy Tarr, Sin or Swim, or
If you think I'm making this up-check out the traditional sea chantey
which begins,"Twas on the good ship Venus..."
Obviously, split-rigs represent a gender-conflicted sailor. Schoonermen
are led by the immaturity of their 'younger, more boyish' spear-spar
foreward-while ketch sailors think maturely first-then 'get wild' with
their sapling mast aft.
Multihullers are... notoriously confused.The only thing they agree on
is to not agree with ANYTHING EVER done on a mono-morons boat. Cat
sailors are, well, bluntly, bi. But even more bizarre is the obvious anger of
the touchy, gender-blending, sea-spider aficionados.
"I'd never sail on a fat-arsed lead-mine' huffed one tri-huller, "when I
could be lightly skimming across the Pacific in a traditional Polynesian
Some modern cats have such'spar envy'of split-rig craft-they've put
a mast in each hull and, thus, doubled the size of their erection... if not
their boat speed.
Not all sailors of multicoques are into hyper-speed: some hefty
hedonistic cat sailors prefer to savor life in the slow lane with "a beamy
broad and a boat broad-of-beam'"...then there are the proa sailors who
are never quite sure which side of the bread their butter is on.
Yes, variety is the spice of life. One lovely Herroshoff design (named Star)
in Nevis sports three masts... obviously some Caribbean sailors think the
'more members, the merrier'when it comes to rigid protrusions.
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Gaffers attempt to make up for their puny length with their long
booms, stout gaffs and noble topmasts. Certain women prefer these
Neanderthal-types, others complain they'peak'too early.
One prudish British gal recently jumped overboard when her
traditional Cornish sailorman commanded her to "sweat up the throat!"
Beach cat sailors are notoriously... chafe-resistant. And don't seem to
mind sand anywhere.
Of course, the owners of many local racing craft are aging. This isn't
openly discussed, just hinted at. For instance, I asked one silver-haired
old Maxi duffer if he was going to do the Rolex regatta and he just
shrugged and said, "Depends." ...which was more about him than I
needed to know.
I mean, sure the parties at the regatta on Sint Maarten are fine but
afterwards... well, droop! Ditto ASW (Antigua Sailing Weak).
Yes, we baby-boomers are aging. I had to tell one elderly cruiser
heading forTrini that it wasn't famous for bed pans...
Of course, there are some positive aspects to aging. For instance, I've
found that as my memory fades, my conscience clears.
We now wear name tags on Wild Card because at a recent cruisers
party in Thailand I attempted to seduce my wife.
Yes, the island of Phuket is easily mispronounced. It takes awhile
for some sailors to adjust. Recently a ketch pulled up to the fuel dock
at Ao Chalong-and a littleThai girl in short pants and platform shoes
pointed to the aluminum spar which holds the bottom of the mainsail
and mizzen in rapid succession.
"...boom-boom?"asked the puzzled owner.
"...four bucks,' said the girl. (If you sail away with one, it's called 'Thai
take-away'in modern sailor's lingo.)
Yes, there's a lot of things about sailors you might not want to know. For
example, itis believed thatearlymermaid mythswerespread bylonelysailors
sighting bewhiskered manatees-I've been there, alas, while wearing my
None of us are without sin. I suppose all long-time Caribbean hands
have strapped the landlubbing hubby of some gorgeous blond into the
bosun's chair-and sent him spinnaker flying in forty-knots-and-gusting
for a couple of sensuous hours.
Ditto the ole'...wind-surfing lesson' trick which was so popular with
single charter captains. (Hint: crank up Jimmy Buffet on the cockpit
speakers so you can't hear his pitiful screams.)
Yes, I'm a romantic. And I love the sea. But I'm also a realist
and I know it is hard to keep a sweet secret around a gossip-
For instance, one young 'new-to-cruising' lady who sailed into our
harbor recently blushed deep red when I commented to her on how
active she'd been during her first week.
"...my God,' she gasped,"how do you know?"I explained to her about
how sailors traditionally rise at dawn-and always reflexively check out
which dinghy was behind which boat.
"...solution?"she whispered in mortified shame.
"...can you swim?"l asked.
...yeah, she's a regular Esther Williams now. 2
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finished a major cockpit project and thus vow they will 'do nothing of any value' in
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RE ATTAS B H N THE:1: II
Coordinating the Regatta Village
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
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As for food, Petz says, "We try very hard to have unique vendors and we offer the opportunity locally
first. Each food vendor supplies a menu so we can assure having a variety of food for all the participants
and guests. We plan so that if you never left the venue you could have I.. I 111, ,. i different to eat and
drink every day"
Choosing bands for the coming year is a committee discussion that starts at the conclusion of
the prior year's regatta."If a band is a good draw and plays music the crowd enjoys, they will be asked
to come back. We strive to create a mix of Caribbean/International music. Over the years, we've been
fortunate to have some i I. iii, that are really great. On occasion we will bring bands in from New
York or other countries as well," Petz says.
Many sailors race as fast on land as on sea
to get a front row seat at the II ,. annual
"We are fortunate to have a local company,
HIHO, who specializes in swim, dive and beach
attire,"says Petz."They coordinate the models. We
promote the event and provide the music.
Running the iiI.i and keeping everyone
happy takes a small army of volunteers.
"Volunteers are critical to the success of the
event," Petz says. "We are very lucky that the
community enjoys helping out, whether on the
water for the race committee, which takes about
100 people per day, to those who help bar-tend.
We try and make it a fun experience. My quote
is always, 'It can be hard work, but we'll try to
make sure you have a good time doing it' Plus,
volunteers get free stuff like Tshirts, hats and what
ever we can do to make them happy"
Petz continues, "It takes about three to
four months to find all the different groups
of volunteers to help. Some are involved in
advance of the event. Others coordinate the
volunteers on the water, for the bar and for
ticket sales. Still others help put up banners, run
errands, answer phones, work on 11ii 11-..
set-up and break-down the iii i. The list is
quite long and the Spring Regatta committee
and myself I ..- ,III, have been very fortunate
to have great support and help. After all, this is
an international event and how it's managed has
to be perfect"
Another source of support is the BVI
"I've been working with the BVI Tourist Board
for the last six years," Petz says. "They have been
an incredible support to the regatta. For example,
they have helped us extend a Ii 1i 1 ll. i arm to all
their international offices. The BVI Spring Regatta
& iiiii, Festival is one of the largest events in
the country. When we promote the regatta we
are essentially -1.-i ..1 I il ,i ii in the BVIs. A lot
of our participants come back to sail or vacation
Petz adds, "I think the most important i,111.1
for anyone l .li,.1 the event to realize is
that the majority of people who are helping
are volunteers and to respect them for that.
Otherwise, it's to have a great time, enjoy the
racing, enjoy all the activities of the i11 I. and
to support the regatta as much as possible.
The regatta committee donates proceeds from
the event to help advance iiiiit.I the BVIs.
We support the Olympic committee, the local
11i,.11 club and the community at large who
support all of services we need to run such a
For information on 2009's BVI Spring
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Ferron Represents Caribbean
at World Yacht Racing Forum
Budget Marine's Robbie Ferron from St. Maarten
attended the first World Yacht Racing Forum
Robbie Ferron in the Worddd
wiYacht Forum which took pace
n December at the ir r i di Foru
ln Monaco. sounder and co-owner of
the most marine and wide
known for his many contributions to the
Caribbean nautica world, Ferron was
invited by event organizers t speak in a e
debate, the Irpact of
Events on H most Cities and Venues
Over 300 11. -c, .from theyacht racing industry attended the conference
with a schedule that included 37 speakers from 15 different countries.
"This was the first running of this event' said Ferron. "The participation
level was awesome, to say the least, and the room was crammed with many
of the most famous people in ,Ii, "
Organized by the Informa Yacht Group and hosted by the Yacht Club de
Monaco under the patronage of HRH Prince Albert II, the Forum brought
. .. ii, 1 some of the best known auiII.I events, racing teams, sponsors
and venues to meet, network and debate key issues around the business of
The two day format featured presentations and panel discussions on key
subjects, the pr sil. to the organizers, I, 1 1. iii,. i the global in.r. di of yacht
racing, maximizing the exposure of the sport to media and broadcast, the
ii. -1i, of classic yacht racing, learning the value of iIII -. I sponsorship, and
the rise of yacht racing events in the 's. I. II East and Asia. There was also a
separate panel discussion on the future of the Americas Cup, and the future
of multihull racing.
"The focus was very much on the sports , i ,. I side of ,1i,.1 I ,. I in this
respect, the professionals and the high tech are. I 11 I- i an inordinate amount
of attention,"' said Ferron after he returned from the forum."Recreational and
non-extreme activities don't cut it in this media environment"'
Most of the discussion was about Americas Cup, Vendee Globe, I Shares
Cup and World Match Racing Tour, Ferron said. "The participants were from
all over the world but the UK was over-represented. I. .1 i 1,. I related to the
Caribbean at all except for my very short presentation"
In summing up the discussion of the impact of iii, i events on host cities
and nations, organizers reported in their .IIn. i. notes that the potential
is huge: 500,000 people II.. I the start of the Barcelona World Race; the
Velux Ocean Race drew 300,000 people to Liverpool and huge crowds at
the start in ill ... Rod Carr, CEO of the RYA (Royal Yacht Associ iii ..., used
Croatia and Great Britain as examples of nations that have used yacht racing
as a focus in their strategic planning. The Olympic Games and other global
events can have a major effect on a city.
"The conclusion I reached was that in the Caribbean we need to be
a lot more sophisticated in respect of our media content development
and distribution if we are to compete with the likes of the major events
like Americas Cup," Ferron said. "The level of operation of sponsorship
management is much more advanced than I i, .. ii i"
Pat Lilley, Chairman of the Forum, .iii ii' .1 1 I the quality of the debates
in his closing speech, announcing that the event should and will be repeated
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ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY KYLIE DEACON & MIKE SHAW
Welcome to Paradise.
This was the i' i I we received as we made our way to the harbour of Port
Antonio, Jamaica. After breaking the golden rule, we entered Port Antonio in
the dark, but only because the entrance is wide, very well marked, and it was
a calm night with a full moon. The entrance is very straight forward with all
buoys being lit and the Folly Point i. ii i .1i .. being visible for miles.
We woke up our first morning ...
in Jamaica with the Blue Mountains
(famous for their coffee) making
a beautiful backdrop to the Errol ll .
Flynn marina and the town of Port
Antonio. Because we arrived on iII J
the weekend, quarantine, customs
and .......i iii. i. m ade their visits
-i 1,,1 1 il, i l i. I... l i Saturday,
but an arrival during normal working
hours brings no problems and they
arrive one after the other And...
there is no charge.
We chose to take our Cheoy Lee
B30, Meggie, to the dock to carry out -a- B :. -- r- -
the customs procedures and were
met with a warm welcome from the marina manager, Dale Westin. Dale was
very informative and helpful, supplying us with a folder from Errol Flynn marina
II, Il -, Ii I information needed for our stay.
Once we were cleared by all officials (who were very I I.. II ,, we chose
to take a mooring ball, which for $10 US/night, gives you access to all the
facilities at the marina 1, I1. i. i HOT showers, a pool, WiFi internet, laundry
facilities ($3.50 US each for wash/dry) and gated complex, making security
a non issue.
The harbour is very well protected, due to a reef and Navy Island (which
is rich in history). We experienced stiff winds from the northwest i lii..' ill to
the southeast and only had a i. ii chop in the harbour, however the actual
dock area was calm as could be.
The marina is very well maintained, safe and has a great staff. Everyone
keeps busy, but makes time for all visitors and all are very informative and
helpful. The marina is very lucky to have such an II 11 dockmaster,
George Munro, who will help you in any way he can. Errol Flynn also has
a haul-out facility and ,i11,.. .1ii we did not use this, we only received
Outside the marina complex is the ,'1 ii,,. i little town of Port Antonio.
We found the people most 11 i. II, who greet you with a smile and a II.."
When met by hustlers, a "no thanks" usually is sufficient. If tours are 11 iI i' I
there is plenty to choose from. i'ii,. i the Rio Grande, a car tour into the
Blue Mountains i iiii. i the coffee plantations or hiking and numerous trips
to different waterfalls. A short local bus i I I I ll takeyou to Frenchman's
Cove, the famous Blue Lagoon and numerous beautiful beaches, some of
which are the nicest we've seen in the Caribbean.
A trip to ii i. I ..1 is roughly a three-hour ride each way, as the road
is under construction but once finished should be quicker There are
numerous restaurants to choose from, iii, ,... Ili our favourite was 'I-.- i ,
a local jerk stand. We asked locals and were assured that i -. iI made the
best jerk chicken in town, and we can concur that it is
pretty damn good.
From Port Antonio it's quick iiiiii.I along the
north coast to Montego Bay at the northwest tip of
.I Jamaica, which lays about 95 nautical miles west.
l ... I We used "A guide to the Northwest Caribbean" by
, Stephen Pavlidis, which is the only recent guide for the
S .i north coast of Jamaica, and found it very good with
...... .. accurate information.
However, we didn't have the opportunity to
stop along the north coast as a large northeast sea
was running, making most (if not all) anchorages
untenable, but we did meet a iihi,. I couple who had
circumnavigated Jamaica stopping atall the anchorages,
and they assured us each one was beautiful and they
experienced no security issues. As always, use your
own discretion and common sense when exploring this
island, as there have been reports of ..i i. iiit. in the past.
If you're looking for a non touristy, quaint island III. ~ then Port Antonio
is a fantastic stop. Jamaica has plenty to offer not only in Port Antonio but
other areas as well. Montego Bay makes a great spot to provision and the
yacht club is a lovely place to have lunch, a swim, trade your books at the
swap or a chance to get in on the race scene on the weekends. It's also a
great place to stage to go to the Caymans, Cuba or Honduras.
A little off the beaten track, but well worth the sail. We chose to sail
from Curacao to Jamaica in our little 30 footer, ,iiii I i with wind, current and
waves. The passage only took us 4.5 days and we experienced perfect iIII ,. I
conditions. Like the advertisements say..."'Come to Jamaica, mahn'" &
Kylie Deacon and Mike Shaw have been living for two years aboard Meggie, a Cheoy
Lee Bermuda 30 built of teak wood that they have rebuilt. They have sailed their boat
from the Great Lakes in Canada and are currently enjoying the Caribbean.
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W hen the first horn sounded at
the Nov. 28 and 29 Coral Bay
Thanksgiving Regatta, Osprey
was first across the finish line
located outside Coral Harbor. The Luders Osprey First Across the Line in
44 is owned by St. John residents Larry r. a
Best and his wife, Lee Stanciauskas. Best Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta
said he got new-to-the-boat sails from
Ospreys St. Croix-based sister ship, Frolic, ARTICLE & PHOTO BY LYNDA LOHR
which gave him the edge.
"They were perfect sails on a perfect day,"
Best said. He and his crew have raced in the
Thanksgiving Regatta about 16 times, and Best
said every time, he's had Nelson Uzell as his
grinder Best gave credit to all his crew, but
particularly Uzell for his hard work.
Like Best, numerous participants said they liked
the i.iiii i winds that blew 10 to 14 knots for
the two day event. A total
of 18 boats raced in Nov. 28's
single handed .II with
27 -1111 'i-'il'-i in Nov. 29's
crewed race. While the PHRF
(Performance Handicap Racing
Fleet) boats raced in their own
class, the race committee
changed the format for
Saturday's race for the other
boats. Instead of racing by
classes, the boats raced pursuit
style with the boats I I,.I
at different times based on a
handicap determined by the
"We took the results
from the last five years,"' Dick
Burks, who co chairs the race
committee, said. The first
boat across the finish was the
winner, but the committee also gave awards
based on boat size. The regatta brought out
plenty of experienced sailors, 1, i,. 1iii. I some on
boats that lived on long after their owners.
"Stu trained it well,"George Stuckert said of the
late Stu Lister. Lister, who died many years ago,
sailed on Zing, a J 30 now owned by Stuckert, a
St. John resident.
NOV. 28 RESULTS
Single handed under 30 feet
Single handed 30 to 40 feet
Dream Time, 2:01:40
Cloud Nine, 2:24:21
Single handed over 40 feet
Gaffers 35 feet and under
Gaffers over 35 feet
NOV. 29 RESULTS
Under 30 feet
Over 40 feet
Traditional under 40
Traditional over 40
30 to 40 feet
Other participants had only sailed for a
few weeks before they entered the race. Marie
Naisby and her crew of three fellow St. John
residents took up ,ii .ii at the St. John Kids
and the Sea adult program. They sailed one of
the KATS boats, an Ensign 23 called Thetes, to a
first place finish in the under 30 foot class. "We
had a wonderful crew and we got along well,"
Every year for the past several years, the
members ofCoral BayYacht Club, which sponsored
the regatta, and those who attended the post
race party at Skinny Legs Bar and Restaurant in
Coral Bay raised their glasses to someone who
died during the past year This year it was Dan
McClung, who died recently.
McClung, with his wife Maria, owned
C4th, a Coral Bay company that manufactures
embroidered hats and shirts. They were .. .1 11 .
supporters of the regatta. "We'll miss him,' master
of ceremonies Dave Dostall said.
The regatta committee also honored Augie
Hollen, who built the first Cowhorn boat on the
beach at Coral Bay. Hollen received the Coral
Bay Thanksgiving Regatta's Steve Dawes Spirit of
the .i ,II award for I' iii, I..I the effort
that eventually saw nine boats built on Coral
"It was accidental,' Hollen said after receiving
the award. He started .*11. iii. i a boat, but said
soon there was so much interest, he built a mold
so he could share the design with others. One
of those early Cowhorns still sails out of Coral
Bay Harbor It started its life as Gallette but is
now named Callabreeze and owned by St. John
resident John Constanzo. -&
Editor's note: For more on Augie Hollen and
Cowhorn boats, read Peter Muilenburg's memoire in
this month's issue.
Long time St. John resident Lynda Lohr lives in Coral
Bay. A reporter by trade, she has written for numerous
international, national, regional, and local publications
as well as travel and news websites.
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racers squared off in St. Thomas' Charlotte Amalie Harbor in
early December at the 1st Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race
Championship, presented byTrident Jewels &Time.The result
was thrilling racing with suspense from start to finish, and more than
one surprise ending.This was all delivered in a venue that saw locals set
up beach chairs and visitors stop their shopping to watch.
After two round-robins raced on two successive days, it was Texas native
Genny Tulloch and her crew who emerged victorious in the Women's
Division title. This feat came after a down-to-the-finish line last match with
California's Liz Baylis, ranked 4th in the world of women's match racing and
former Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.
"In many match races you're just c(.' 1, i1iii 1. i on your opponent," said
Tulloch, female (..11 ii11 I sailor of the year at Harvard and member of Roy
Disney's Morning Light crew for the Transpac 2007."At this event, we also had
to focus on the constantly Ini ii i winds which made it really ( 111 i i .II i
Anyone watching Olympic liii,. this summer on television instantly
recognized Florida-based Anna Tunnicliffe, who won gold in the Laser Radial.
Tunnicliffe, her hand firmly on the tiller of an IC-24, met her match more
"Match racing and fleet racing are both fast paced and intense," said
Tunnicliffe. "The difference is that in match racing, you're on for shorter
periods of time'
In the Men's Open Division, it was St. Thomas'Taylor Canfield who won.
"I've done a fair amount of match racing this past year and this win is an
incentive for me to keep going," said 19-year old Canfield, currently ranked
152 in ISAF's Open Match Race Rankings for October 29, 2008, and a member
of Boston C .i i 11111 1i Team who would eventually like to compete in the
ultimate match race, the America's Cup.
Canfield triumphed (. i I.. islander and teenager, William Bailey, in a
final best out of three races that saw Bailey take a dip in the harbor when a
penalty I I flew out of his hand. This ill .. I Canfield time to do a penalty
turn and finish ahead of Bailey by five to seven boat' i. i'i to win.
"One team couldn't make it, so I volunteered to sail two days before the
S1ii said Bailey, an avid Laser sailor and member of the Antilles Li. iI
School ,il. i Team. "Maurice (Kurg) was awesome. I learned so much from
him. It was amazing:
Kurg, who served as Bailey's tactician, crewed for St. Thomas America's
Cup sailor, Peter Holmberg, during Homberg's international match racing
days in the 1990's.
ii. I a good sailor doesn't make you a good match racer This is
111 i i, 1. I Puerto Rico's Fraito Lugo found out.
"I didn't have any match racing background before coming here,"said Lugo,
11 i 1 '11' I the fastest IC24 skipper in the Caribbean."It showed.The first day
we lost all of our matches. We were always defenders, never contenders'
Not depressed, Lugo was impressed into action.
"I met with Peter (Holmberg) and a few of the judges that evening and
they taught me the rules and what I had to do," said Lugo. "The second day,
I applied that and it was a totally different game. 1i. i a good sailor means
knowing how to do it all, fleet racing and match racing. We want to do more
match racing and set up some events in Puerto Rico'
At the Awards Ceremony at Yacht Haven Grand Marina, all agreed
the event was a success. Holmberg, who served as Principal Race Officer,
summed this up nicely when he said, "This i 111 was as good or better
than any Grade I event I've sailed in around the world. It's 11 i1 11 i for me to
showcase my home island this way and also to help jump-start match racing
in the Caribbean"
The one person missing was Aguilar himself Gunned down in November
2007 11i. i i a robbery at his home, Aguilar loved iiiii. i and took an avid
interest in teaching the young members of the St. Thomas Yacht Club how to
i, i. i 1, ll, thefirstand second placefinishers in the Men'sOpen Division
Canfield and Bailey -both were Aguilar's prot6eges.
"Carlos loved the kids, iiII i and teaching,' said St. Thomas' ISAF Judge,
Pat Bailey at the Awards."He would have wished he were here'" -.
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and
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February 21-22 St.
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Regatta at the St. Croix Yacht Club
in its 16th annual .'iiii.i Sailors
will go for the Cruzan Gold with the
promise of even more rum than last
year the organizers have added a a
second skipper-weight in rum for the i
most competitive boat in the most
competitive non spinnaker class.
Besides the second rum prize,
new this year is a one design class
Rhodes 19 and two round trip
tickets on Seaborne Airlines'seaplanes for the best ii. I yacht.
The i 11 1 is now a two day event held annually on the weekend
ill.. .* I the US President's Day holiday in February. Simultaneously, the club
holds the St. Croix Optimist Regatta for 8 to 15 year olds, now in its 6th year
On average, 40 boats compete, with 60% coming from the other
Caribbean islands and the US. The St. Croix International is sponsored by the
St. Croix Yacht Club, founded in 1952. '-,I .I .1 iI. I sponsors are Cruzan Rum
and Team San Martin of RE/MAX St. Croix.
To arrive by air, sailors can utilize daily direct' I11. 1 1. from the US mainland
or Puerto Rico. There are also (. 1 ,1 Im.o I 'il. lli from St. Martin. From St.
Thomas, Seaborne Airlines' seaplane operates i, ... .. ii the day right
over the racing venue.
For full details on the St. Croix International I- ,, i. i. Ii results
and photos of past events, accommodations and visitor information, visit
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Free Berthing for IRC Yachts
at International Rolex
The 2009 international .. I ii i I hosted bytheSt.ThomasYachtClub, with
racing scheduled for Friday, March 27 i '... 1.ll, Sunday March 29, is lowering
entry fees by 25% and iiT 1, I IRC boats free dockage at two island marinas.
"There are plenty of great reasons to sail in the International Rolex
Regatta," said Event Co-Director John Sweeney, r,. 11 -. i that this is the 36th
running of the event, "but every year we work to make it better, especially
for those bringing their boats from greater distances. With the economy as
it is, -.. i-l i '. .. ii i I aid for i ,ii.- I yachts and making the event more
affordable this year feels like the right move'
The 25% cut equates to a $100 discount for boats iiI I IRC, CSA and One
Design, and $50 off for beach cats. Organizers also are I I.. iii I by to provide
.. II II 1I assistance for owners and captains who are coming to the regatta.
"If you plan to stay on a mooring near the Club, we've got one with
your name on it," said Sweeney, emphasizing the u I il i II, aspect of the
I. III "If you want to drop your hook at nearby Christmas Cove, we provide
free launch service. If you prefer to be on a full-service dock, American Yacht
Harbor (www.igy-americanyachtharbor.com) and Yacht Haven Grande (www.
y,, i,li,, 1,. 11. i ..1 ,,I are i .11 1 11. i free dockage and space for containers
on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested yachts must register and make
a request to regatta directors, since availability is limited. Either marina is a
short cab ride to the St. Thomas Yacht Club for the parties and a 20-minute
motor out to the racing areas"
Shore-side parties are, of course, being planned. "Every night we have
colorful live entertainment and low cost options for dinner," added Sweeney.
"The International Rolex 1i11i remains a part of the US-IRC Gulf Stream
Series and last year attracted the attention of campaigns from the States and
Europe when it became the first Caribbean regatta to offer IRC racing classes'
The International Rolex Regatta is .I.. I by the BVI Spring -- i il i and
iii,. i Festival and links the two events to make Virgin Islands Race Week
(VIRW), now in its second year. "VIRW offers eight days of racing in a 10-day
period,' said Sweeney. "You'll experience two days of low-key, fun races and
lay days bracketed by six days of more intense competition'
The i i i. long time PROs are Dave Brennan and Dick Neville and chief
judge is Arthur"Tuna"' ill 1i1 i i all are from the Storm Trysail Club. They
run a quality blend of around-the-islands and windward/leeward courses,
with mid-morning starts right off the club.
A.H. Riise, Official Retailer of Rolex watches in the U.S. Virgin Islands, takes
an active role in sponsorship of the event.
Information: www.rolexcupregatta.com or contact Bill Canfield, styc@
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H iiil. 1 Rassy 49, Elusion, owned by Kirt
and Gayle Schuldt from Virginia Beach
VA, took Overall Handicap Honors in the
19th Annual Caribbean 1500 Rally. First
to finish and winner of the Performance
Cruising class was Between the Sheets, aE ,ll. 1 I-
Rassy62, owned byTomand Diane 'I liii Phoenix,
AZ, who completed the passage from the United
States in six days 22 hours and 24 minutes.
Elusion Takes Top Honors
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ot the offshore passage to the arbbean. I he
Phat Virgin Party, sponsored by Virgin Gorda Yacht
SIHarbor, i I.
This year's fleet, with boats averaging 48.5 feet
four Canadian provinces, Germany, the UK, and
veteran Ralliers. Seven multihulls and a schooner
ill 1iii.. 11 iii. I 1 111 1i 1..
joined the fleet of sloops and several ketches.
Af the ottshore passage reparator the iaribbean het
inspections and social events in Hampton on
the Chesapeake Bay, the rally left Virginia Yacht
November 7 and arrived in Tortola in the British
This years fleet, with boats averaging 48.5 feet
in 1 1ll, included participants from 17 states,
four Canadian provinces, Germany, the UK, and
Chile. Over 40% of the boats were owned by
veteran Ralliers. Seven multihulls and a schooner
joined the fleet of sloops and several ketches.
After a week of preparatory 11 III..i safety
inspections and social events in Hampton on
the Chesapeake Bay, the rally left Virginia on
November 7 and arrived in Tortola in the British
in two divisions.
Owners chose to enter either the Cruising Class
to enjoy a cruise in company, or the Rally Class to
participate in the fun race. Those in the Cruising
Class receive the same safety, weather and
communication benefits as the Rally Class. All
Cruising Class boats were presented awards in
Tortola that recognized their achievement of safely
c .1 1 I. I an open ocean passage of 1500 miles.
The Rally Fleet was divided into three handicap
classes: the Performance Cruising Class (Class I),
Class II, and Class III. In the Performance Cruising
Class, Between the Sheets led the pack. In Class II,
I -s, an Outbound 44, owned by John
ii. I ii i Bankston from North Carolina, placed
iI I, I t as also fourth ,i l handicap winner
I I C lass III.
i~ iid Janet Slagle on Aquila received the
~ii I mpest Award, presented to the crew
I ii, I I i exemplifies the "Spirit of the Caribbean
I I. i Slagles, with their crew member Aaron
.ii ii iod by when Clover III, a Swan 56,
I ?, a d rigging problems and diverted to
iii. II Ken and Janet have completed a nine
S ii ,,ii 1i iii. 1 and are five-time veterans
.I I. i ibbean 1500.
i I /ard for Best Performance by a Double
I I . I rew went to Tom and Harriet Linskey
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nonprofit( .. .i 111 ii. dedicated to
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in the Caribbean.
The ElIsay Family (Chris and
S Christine with their kids: Cari, Ryan
and Andrea) on Stray Kitty, a PDQ 42
Cat, out fished the rest of the fleet and
earned the event's Fishing Trophy.
With Axonn wireless transmitters
on each yacht, positions were
broadcast via the Globalstar satellite
network six times each day, every
four hours. Each boat's track was
displayed on the Caribbean 1500
website using software customized
by Magnalox that incorporates
features from Google Earth.
A return rally, the Atlantic Cup,
is planned for May 2, 2009. The
Atlantic Cup will leave from iI 1,. I
Cay in Tortola and finish in Bermuda.
Next year's Caribbean 1500 will mark a
milestone-the 20th annual running of this Rally,
slated to depart November 2, 2009. "1 am glad to
say that we have a lot of interest in our 20th next
year," said organizer Black. "A lot of old friends are
coming back for another trip south:
Other Cruising Rally Association events for
2009 include Ocean iiii,. I Seminars on March
78 in Annapolis, MD and on March 14-15 in
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2008 QUANTUM IC24 INTERNATIONAL
AT THE ROYAL BVI YACHT CLUB
THEY CAME, THEY RACED AND THEY
CONQUERED! FRAITO LUGO AND JOSE
SANTIAGO SWEEP ALL THE BVI TEAMS
ASIDE AT NOVEMBER 29 & 30's RBVIYC
2008 QUANTUM INTERNATIONAL.
ABOVE: A check is handed over at the prize giving
BELOW: Fraito Lugo, winner of the
2008 Quantum International
Puerto Rico's Fraito Lugo once again proved
that he and his evergreen crew are the team to
beat in the IC24 world by convincingly winning the
Quantum International. Jose -,Ii ..i in PUR65,
sailed a very consistent .i1 i to place second
by a comfortable margin. The only BVI team to
get a look in on the podium was third-placed Alec
Anderson, who at the age of 17 is now making
a habit of showing his transom to the more
seasoned BVI helms. There were no USVI entries
this year, which was a shame. Thanksgiving and a
very tight November calendar ruled the regulars
out but Kevin ii. i of Quantum BVI is poised to
shift the .1 i i back to early summer for 2009.
Saturday morning saw a shifty Northeaster
1iiil. i with new pressure from the East. Just
off Nanny Cay this meant that there was breeze
on the left and on the right but the oi.1. 11 -
was treacherous. The first race saw the hard
left pay dividends with Andrew Waters I. Iii
Richard .. .i. I. i around the first windward
mark. Several teams fell foul in the i. I. 1i1 with
wind lines ii ii .1ii. i close but never quite
reaching their sails. This was to be the story all
morning with everyone in. ii i hard to get any
consistency going, apart from Fraito that is! The
afternoon saw the breeze freshening and ill I
more into the East. The fleet of eight 1. ii i, .I
up and enjoyed some picture perfect racing. At
the end of the day Fraito had already established
a convincing lead, Jose second and Richard
... i. ii. i in th ird .
Sunday morning's forecast called for a strong
wind surge with ships i.- -.i i.i sustained wind
up to 30kts in the Anegada Passage. It never got
that windy but strong gusts and a very choppy
Sir Francis Drake Channel had all crews 11 I- i. I
to sail upright. Race Officer Guy Eldridge kept the
purple 'no spinnaker' 1 I- firmly furled and there
was some fine downwind 11 i i on display. Fraito
Lugo rounded off his masterclass by winning
the final three-rounder by a country mile. Jose
had done more than enough to confirm his
At the prize giving it pained Kevin 1. ii to
present the winner's check to Fraito who runs a
Quantum Loft himself Sam Childs (6) was given
a gold star for being the youngest competitor
Ryan .. ..i ill i (9) joined young Sam on windy
Sunday morning to help Alec Anderson snatch
third place from his father Richard W Ryan and
Sam, when asked how it was, replied ... II i i
This was not the word used by Chris Haycraft
to describe his performance for the weekend.
Kevin presented the hapless Haycraft with a large
frozen Turkey for winning the battle to sew up
The photographs were taken by Guy on the
committee boat. He handed out 10x8 high quality
prints to each competitor, which was a nice touch.
Mike Kirk i.~iI i ii.i .ii ran the mark boat all
weekend. A big vote of thanks to Guy, Mike, the
RBVYC staff and Commodore Clair for making the
i ,1 such a success. .@
Article by Richard Wooldridge submitted by Royal BVI
52 ALLATSEA.NET FEBRUARY 2009
hat does an i1.,iiiii i
Marine Unit policeman
actually do during his
day job? This ,I I 1i. I
question I puttoSergeant
Eversley Browne, of the
Royal, 1 111i i Police Marine Unit recently.
"We do a bit of i i iIi. I" says Sgt. Browne,
a veteran of 22 years on the force. "Primarily it is
search and rescue, other activities are secondary"
The unit is tiny, just seven officers; one sergeant
and six constables, to man two patrol craft. The
main problems the Unit deals with are people on
boats in distress.
"We have a number of those that we deal
with each year; people get lost or run out of fuel,
engines break down or whatever; we deal with it
all." The primary focus is in saving people's lives.
"Sometimes we have quite a few [incidents] and
other times 'i. II any. Most of the cases the Unit
would have dealt with in recent years are tourist
related. Some of them come here, probably
,i i, I for the first time and run aground on one of
,. i reefs or i i ,II i. I like that. Orthey run
out of fuel because they do not know how to use
the sail when they rent a sail boat and only use
the engines, get stuck when they run out and are
i iii, i'. I We have to go out and assist. If someone
goes overboard we are also involved'
There For YOU -
At present all but two of the Marine Unit's
officers are trained scuba divers. A Special
Constable was recently recruited particularly
because of his advanced ii 11. I skills.
The local boat races, 1,, ii, i ,i ii. iii i is
famed for, present headaches for the Marine
Unit. "There is no .*,I ii.. ii as such for all
those privately owned vessels that go out with
a number of persons on board to trail the races.
To go out without life preservers it is one i,11. i I
don't like. There is r,. .i 111. i in law that states that
once you are going to sea you should have certain
equipment; most of the
time you see a lot of
boats overcrowded and
without life preservers.
Some cases you have
people who can't swim.
We are always there as
we know an accident is
"An average day
is made up of shifts,"
continues Browne. "But
because of our small
number, the shift system
is just one patrol a
day and regular police
officers are here later
in the evening, in case
I 1 11 ii.. I happens. They would then call us
out because we do not have enough [officers] to
have more than one group. We are trying to get
the establishment up to double what we have.
We are stretched by being on a regular patrol in
the day time, returning home and then being
the same ones who have to come back out [if
necessary]. It is different to those persons who
work in an office. This is unique. Put the men from
the Marine Unit on land and they function butyou
can't take anyone from land into the Marine Unit,
as it is very specialised"
Sgt Browne's initial training was in Canada,
whilst the rest of the unit were trained in, ,i' i
"TheCanadian Coastguard C. .I i- offered courses
to Caribbean islands at the Transport Training
Institute. There were training courses there in the
1980s until the 1990s and then training started
in the islands. We learnt ii, lii,. i about the sea;
r, 1.1i ii..' ship husbandry, the basics. This takes
some time because you need sea experience, you
don't just want to be on land. I also do surveying.
If you became a specialist in what you do it takes
quite some time, as you have to first become a
police officer and know the laws"
Two of the Unit are specialist Engineers.
Constable Jermaine Fleming, whose dedication
to community service sees him playing the bass
drum at civic functions in his off duty hours with
the i,. nil i Police Community Band, known
far and wide as the 'Police Band, undertakes the
engineering trouble i ... i i. i for the Marine Unit
and Constable Pierre deals with in-depth servicing
on the patrol craft.
1,. 1 ,il ,ii, I community can sleep soundly
in their beds knowing that the men and women of
the Marine Unitare just an emergency call, ., i ,
FEBRUARY 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 53
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N atureFoundationSt.MaartenandtheSt.Martin I II In II ,
were delighted to each receive a much needed donation from
Heineken St. Maarten before Christmas to put toward their
conservation programmes on both sides of the island.
The funds were raised i. '..i, Ii the sale of black'St. Maarten Heineken
Regatta' bracelets during the
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
2008. "During the St. Maarten
Heineken Regatta, we want to
raise the exposure concerning
the importance of keeping our
island and its waters clean," said
Heineken St. Maarten Managing
Director John Leone. "We
started with the green "Meet
You There" bracelets which we
donated in 2006 and ..I.. .1I
up with 'Serious "Clean" Fun' Left to Right: John Leone, Marissa Brandy,
bracelets in 2007. Through the HeatherTackling, KimVan Loo
sales of these bracelets we
were able to donate a total of $6000. This year we contributed the black'St.
Maarten Heineken Regatta' bracelets. We are very happy that we were able
to generate $4400 to share between the two foundations:
"We are extremely grateful for this contribution,"said Beverly Mae Nisbeth
Sof the Nature Foundation."The Foundation is funded purely 1i i. .. i I grants
and fund raising efforts. A donation like this makes a 1.u1111 i i difference
Sto the work we do. The natural environment is one of St. Maarten's most
important resources -clean beaches, healthy seas and green hills are the
reason why many of our visitors come here every year."
S When asked what Nature Foundation would spend their money on,
Ms. Nisbeth replied, "Staff training and mooring maintenance. Nature
6 Foundation is proud to partner with corporations like Heineken and is
incredibly thankful for having Heineken St. Maarten NVas a positive working
partner. We hope this continues into the future and that other companies
o on St. Maarten will follow Heineken's example and help conserve St.
- Maarten's environment"
The Foundations and
Heineken St. Maarten also
ST N T I I l thankthe ShipwreckShop
D I and the St. Maarten Yacht
C lub fo r ,, I ii..... 11.. I
The rFou o i goe. *these items and individual
S. f .o g i t w-it e volunteers for their efforts
natural so island oe in iIti these items
ou 's sf crenly c during the St Maarten
-o a di r tor a i n Heineken -IIi ,
Saint rin r g. New bracelets for the
S o v m er suo t e 2009 St Maarten Heineken
f Te o c. ...te11 G.i will be on sale
an t M neParka i. s do. e, soon, and the 2007 and
Sinor natre. o* The-l 2008 bracelets are still
Fr Sid.e or iza c b o I available from the Nature
a rlsre c *Foundation offices and
Heineken St. Maarten. _&
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SENIOR PADDLER FIFILS WINS
ANGUILLA CHANNEL RUN AGAIN
The last race of the year on December 14 was a big improvement on last
year'dead calm conditions for the 18.5 km surfski race from French Cul de
Sac to Plum Bay. Around 12 kts of tail wind and 2+m swell made a great day
out, fun but not scary. Sunny, warm weather and the usual pristine Plum
Bay at the finish rounded the morning off. 1 111 -,. 1.1. I Franck Fifils
from Guadeloupe produced his usual 1st place with a time of one hour,
22 minutes, and 14 seconds. Stuart i. was in second place, with JP
Piscione in third in his new boat.
A big thanks to Air Antilles and Trisport for the great prizes. Jeroen
de Z, i i drew the air ticket and will be traveling to Guadeloupe for a race
in 2009. -
Report submitted by Stuart Knaggs, Captain Olivers Yacht Club
EOA X ;1 4
FEBRUARY 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 55
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Wire swaging to 5/8" 16mm
Nicropress to 1/2" 12mm
Surveys and evaluations of spars and rigging
Large inventory of exotic and cruising cordage
Superyacht rigging services
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Six-monthly and Annual Services carried out
Yacht Preparation services for deck cargo at the Port of St. John's
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I enty-eightclassic iii ... -i set out from the port of Dournenez in Brittany,
II nice on August 17, 2008. Destination:, i i Morocco, on the first leg of
II, first edition of the Lagasse Classic Transat, a transatlantic race open to
I 1 sic ,iii,. i vessels and other boats built before 1975 (and a reproduction
*, two), as one-of-a-kind or limited edition ill .... There was a three
I .. nth hiatus between their arrival in, i ii in late August, and the second
leg of the race, which set sail for Saint Barth and the warm waters of the
Caribbean on November 28, 2008. Only 16 boats finished both legs of the
race, with Stiren taking top honors.
The first boat to sail across the finish line and into Saint Barth's Port
of Gustavia was the famous Pen Duick VI, a 72' aluminum ketch built in
1973, with which French sailor Eric Tabarly won the 1976 single-handed
transatlantic race, the OSTAR. With skipper Juliette Hennequin at the helm,
Pen Duick VI arrived on December 16 at 9:29am after iihi. I from, i. ii for
18 days, 3 hours, and 29 minutes. Hennequin and her crew celebrated in
honor of the late Taberly, a sailor of mythic proportions.
Lagasse Classic Transat:
BY ELLEN LAMPERT GREAUX
I i ni -r:' ,11- 7
i.- Ti Ili I I ii.I if -I - ii -I I. hI i Iii I c /I I I
The closest competitor, Fa'aoahe, a Dutch cutter launched in 2006,
arrived during the night of December 17, a little after 1:30am. Remy Grin,
the skipper/owner and his crew were welcomed by the crew of Pen Duick
VI-against whom they were iiiii, I the entire I,. ~i of this second leg of
the race before being forced to reduce their sails. One week before reaching
Saint Barth, Faiaoahe was i .1 i. i I to head further south to avoid high winds
after di I i. I a problem with the mast. The crews celebrated their arrival
by singing, and 11i. I off fireworks under the moonlit sky.
Stiren, a 49'1959 yawl, was the actual winner of the race once the times
for the two legs were combined, and arrived during the night of December
18, at around 2:30am. By the weekend, the 59' 1956 Bermudian sloop,
Pazienza, crossed the finish line as well, .II. I by Mistral, the 82'schooner
, i ,, I from 1938.
For the last week of the race, both Pazienza, with its British crew, and
Mistral, with its German crew, were hot on the heels of Stiren and its French
crew. But to no avail: When Stiren succeeded in escaping a zone with no
wind, the other two boats were"stuck,"which explains their later arrival.
The fleet for the Lagasse Classic Transat included a beautiful ( ..11 II ..
of old il .. 1 some (I I ii i from the early 20th century, such as the 1914
Polar Star by Abeking and Rasmussen, and the"old lady"of the race, the 59'
ketch, Helena, from 1913, to name just two. Classic boat fans in Saint Barth
had quite a treat as the fleet from the Lagasse Classic Transat graced the Port
of Gustavia i ...* ii the Christmas holidays. The next edition is planned in
three years'time. -Ki
Ellen Lampert-Greaux lives in Saint Barthelemy where she is editor-in-chief of Harbour
Magazine, and has been a regular contributor to All At Sea since 2000. She also writes
regularly about entertainment design and technology for Live Design magazine, and
about Caribbean architecture for MACO, a Trinidad-based lifestyle magazine.
FEBRUARY 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 57
Boulogne & Kervyn Win
2008 Saint Barth Cata Cup
Hulls Association along with the
Nautical Center of Saint Barth,
the 2008 edition of the Saint
Pirth Cata Cup took place on the
S1. I 11.11 I1. inber 21-23 on the bay of Saint
i i. li I Il1 i. ded race for sport catamarans
I,,'1 I i 1 1i 1992 by several iiI. i fans. It
i. .+'". I i ..i 111 consecutive years, 1992-1994,
l I.. i i , I' upted in 1995 by the passage
*I I 1'T H 1, Hi
S."" I, Ii I 111 'ii-Hulls has picked uptheflame
F .f I1 ii IIi ,1 goal is to make this regatta
lI_'.1i 1. I ted to take place every year in
I j ::,j r II~, isolute"must"eventin theWest
Ihi .i -T I I I Imarans, Antilles en catamarans
II i" ~i i I, inner of the 2008 edition was the
Lu.. j Il 1I I d*uo of Emmanuel .,i...In and
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Antoine Meunier, from the Touquet 1iiI. i
Club in France, was the president of this race,
which began on Friday, November 21 with a
clockwise around-the-island .-II I i i i1 i in
the bay of Saint Jean. The 14 catamarans in the
event left the I n II. i line at 10:30 a.m. with strong
winds of 20 25 knots and high seas. .1 ii... 111 and
Kervyn-aboard a catamaran marked Ness-took
top honors on day one, with the father/son team
of Olivier and Quentin Bernaz from Saint Martin
turning in a good performance as well.
Day two: Saturday, November 22 saw a race
from Saint Jean bay to the small (i ii 11. islands
north of Saint Barth. This was instead of going
to Tintamare, since there was too much wind to
head toward Saint Martin. i' III i their victory
on day one, .. ii...' and Kervyn once again led
Sunday, November 23 comprised a triangular
race on day three, with the boats in three groups
(ratherthan a double tour of the island cancelled due
to weather conditions). Emmanuel . i .. 11i 2004
World Champion for Formula 18, and Tanguy Kervyn
once again came in i I i 1'1 i the top spot as the
winners of the 2008 Saint Barth Cata Cup.
The dates have already been set for the
2009 Saint Barth Cata Cup: November 20-22.
Ever since Nelson's
old naval dockyard
became a haven
for yachts and
yachtsmen, we have not
really known what to do with
any medical emergencies
that may crop up. Hospitals
are a good thirty minutes
away and 1 iiii .I doctors
out to the southern end of
,' 1,.1 i was not what you
may call easy.
Letter from Antigua
ENGLISH HARBOUR'S NEW EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLE
FROM JOLYON BYERLEY
you might contribute to actually saving somebody's life. Other helpful souls
you could talk to-Caroline Blatter, Luke Presley and Mark Smith ... ii
with Jonathan-are the main 111.' i. I '. lii behind ABSAR. It's worthwhile
i .ii'i.. i, I that ABSAR has the use of a 14foot rib with appropriate size
motor and regularly answers emergency calls.
The 47th annual ,11.1' I Charter Yacht Show was considered by all to
be a very successful ,, ill. I considering the state of the world in general.
But I can't for the life of me quite understand why the big wigs in St Martin
chose the exact same dates as the,' i. i i Show. If anyone can answer this,
please do so. -&
Suddenly, our worries are a
i ra b*r I of the past. Through the
good offices of our old friend
John Gill (that is he of Land
Rover cars here in 1 i u
a brand new Land Rover
Discovery 3 arrived on our door
an ambulance and was, if you
can believe, already painted
with red and blue squares so that it couldn't be mistaken for II, ,i,. I else
such as an overgrown Christmas cake.
Only a short while ago we actually had one of these vehicles and
goodness me, they were really fun to drive. But we swapped it for a much
smaller diesel powered Land Rover Freelander 2 which we could, believe it
or not, actually park in the city of St John's. Now ABSAR (, 1 ii' .I Barbuda
Search and Rescue) has actually answered in the last year over 107 medical
calls, 30 requests for search and rescue, five Helicopter medivacs and two
helicopter aerial search, ii, we are glad to say, without loss of life. I
should say that this team work is essential in ,1e. i. o. successful search
Anyway, John Gill with the help of the Minister ofTourism, the Honourable
Harold Lovell, was able to wave the duty and CST Caribbean Alliance
Insurance provided discounted insurance. Also working with ABSAR is the
Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Martinique, and currently a number
of ABSAR volunteers are undergoing training for First Aid First Responder
This is 1 11, an in depth 80 hour First Aid course which includes training
in Ambulance operations.
This vehicle will be used to provide emergency medical assistance both to
yachtsmen and to the El, ii, Ii Harbour and Falmouth Harbour Community.
ABSAR also has a Paramedic on call 24/7. They will not charge for this service,
however they will solicit donations and put on fund raisers in order to offset
the cost. If you want to volunteer for service orjust to find out what ABSAR is
doing, ask for Jonathan Cornelius at the, 1 1,i -Ii, Yacht Club and find out how
Jol Byerley arrived in Antigua in 1957 to captain Commander Vernon Nicholson's
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
awarded a G.O.M. by the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda for long service
one design racing.
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FEBRUARY 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 59
A Golden Gal
BY JAN HEIN
The road to Antigua's Fig Tree Studio and Art Gallery
is definitely not the beaten path. Craggy and rutted,
it twists and turns uphill until finally reaching the
rainforest. Planted there, amongst an impressive
collection of trees that include royal palms, lemons,
silk cottons and sugar apples, is the home and heart
of artist Sallie Harker.
Gilded signs beckon visitors to a group of
.i.1iIi painted cottages. An arrow, marked
1" 1 i ,' points past a foot bridge to a West
Indian-style house where Harker displays her
many talents. Inside the small space is a big
world where tall, sculpted birds perch on tables;
painted island boats sail across wooden shingles;
bold turtles and striking fish leap from every wall.
Between and around her creations hang the zany
.11 11, . of Bruce Smith and tropical impressions
of Nadine Gonella. Undersea creatures by Janet
Harker and banana leaf .... 1I.nI.. by Nzimbu
Brown fill small nooks, along with the calabash
creations of Dominica's Ezikiel Jno Baptiste and
Carriacou's Georgie Tuson. Other islands are
represented, too, i.. .1. i an assortment of the
region's finest hand crafts.
Harker's history as an artist has taken even
more turns than Fig Tree Drive. After 11 i i 11ii I
from Art C. .11 I in England she joined a boat for
the ARC and met, iiI. I, I at the end of the voyage. Two more Atlantic crossings
brought her back to the island that would eventually become her adopted
home. In 1987 she .,ill I into Ei ii, Ii Harbor, as many young sailors before her,
poor but ambitious. Using her training and the burgeoning yacht industry, she
settoworkgolc i iii i transomsand ,ii n .... t I Itwasworkthatfilledthetable
but not her soul so she tried her hand at II .1,11. That led to a string of local
exhibitions, and further curious experimentation with 11i II. I and printmaking
launched her career as one of the island's most versatile, talented artists.
An i i. i well of inspiration I' n I Harker to create her own exhibition
space, a place she could control. She and her husband,, ii.' , Dasa Spencer,
continued to build and renovate their piece of paradise on Fig Tree Drive.
Two years ago they opened to the public one of the sweetest i il 1 in the
Caribbean. Gilly Gobinet agreed, i Iii. i it in her book, 20 Best Places in, 1 1. I, i
The ~ 11 1 has been good for Sallie and the island.
-- "I can see there's a demand' she said. "Last year I sold all my own ...il III.
It gave me an incentive to paint and sculpt more. The iii has definitely
Encouraged the artistic part of me'
Harker's list of accomplishments includes commissions for ,1II.II
Crossroads Center and several
sculptures for Mill Reef clients.
But r, 111 .I comes close to
the incredible honor that was S '
Bestowed on her last spring
which began with a phone
call she i...... 1i, was a hoax.
A voice invited her for an all
expense-paid trip to China to
make a sculpture. Who would
l r believe that? Fortunately she
y patiently listened to the details
and learned about the city of
Changchun, in the northeast
corner of the country, where the world's largest
sculpture park is being constructed. The city's mayor -
designated 92 hectares of land, and an army of people
are working to bring artists there from every country
on the planet. Harker, the voice told her, had been
chosen to represent her island.
Work for that project began with her
choice of an ii.,. 1111 subject, a regal i ii
looking goat named "Calypso." The small ,il
clay model Harker created in her studio
two meters high, which eventually will be
cast in bronze. In China, she was given an
interpreter and a team of workers who
assisted in .'1i.ii,,.i the wire and metal
base over which the clay was laid. It was '
then cast in I II for the summer's
exposition that included artwork from
eight other Caribbean islands. The event
culminated with a conference of five hundred sculpture experts from around the world.
Visitors to the Fig Tree Studio and Art C. il i, often meet Sallie; she lives beside it with Dasa and their
two young children. Adventure seekers will check out the nearby Canopy Tour zip-line, take a hike to
11n I. Dam and stop for local food at Elaine's Culture Shop.
,iii many creations can be viewed at ww' iiiI I11I 1 i ..i -. 1
Jan Hein divides her time between Washington State and a small wooden boat in the Caribbean. She records her
adventures on the Bahama Breeze Restaurants-sponsored website at www.brucesmithsvoyage.com
60 ALLATSEA.NET FEBRUARY 2009
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you are not. Easy access to International Airport with daily flights to USA, Europe & Canada.
The marina is adjacent to shopping, restaurants and a good supermarket. Within walking distance of a
glorious sandy beach, 18 hole golf course, gym, tennis and squash courts and a large pool. 24 hour security.
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Prime Minister Stephenson King of
St. Lucia (left) and Andrew Farkas, IGY
ndrew Farkas, head of Island
Global I iiii.~,. spoke at the
soft opening of the upgraded
Rodney Bay Marina in
December and praised Prime
Minister Stephenson ii-i .
governmental support. Farkas said IGY had been
working to create a global network and chosen to
make the Caribbean its first home.
"We are doing work in Grenada, St. Kits,
,' i. Ill St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Tortola,
Virgin Gorda, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and
Puerto Rico. Here's what I can tell you with some
degree of authority: there has never been a single
government that has embraced us completely
and totally and utterly the way the St. Lucia
government has embraced IGY, the concept of
y,i Iiii i ii, I Ithecreationofay,. II destination
like St. Lucia has," said Farkas. "You guys got it. You
were there for us, i,, I~li,,i we needed we got
accomplished at a moment's notice'
In addition to Prime Minister i.-i Farkas
thanked Tourism Minister Allen Chastanet and the
entire Cabinet, as well as the late Prime Minister Sir
John Compton who, he said, had loved the idea of
the project. It was Compton's decision to convert
a mosquito-infested swamp into development
land that had resulted in the creation of the
marina in the 1980s.
"Without governments that have vision and
are prepared to trust people, these sorts of i 111 .
don't happen' Farkas went on, "You gave us
the opportunity to build this. We hope it will
be able to bring to you the types of vessels you
hope to have; we hope it will make the type of
contribution to the economy you hope that it
will make; we hope that it gives the pride to the
people that you hope that it will bring and I hope
that we have done i I l.i i that we said that
we would do. I think that Rodney Bay Marina is
now without question among the finest y,, ill,. i
facilities in the world.'
Farkasalsothanked FirstCaribbean International
Bank for being behind the project every step of
the way. He hailed the new-look marina as a
world-class facility saying it was as spectacular as
any IGY had built anywhere.
"Our hope for this venue is that it attracts the
same types of vessels that we have been able to
attract from Mexico to Dubai,"' said Farkas. So far
about US$75 million had been invested in the
project while the rest of the development would
involve an additional expenditure of US$25 to
US$30 million more, he said.
.. I thanked Farkas for ii i...i ii lil .i
confidence in the government and people of
St. Lucia, assured Farkas of his government's
c. iiiiii i. i support and heaped praise on Marina
General Manager Mr. Cuthbert Didier for "his
energy, his spirit and his commitment in this very
,.1.11 ii ii' project'
Speaking with reporters later about prospects for
the marina this season Farkas said that if yachts came
to the Caribbean, they would come to IGY marinas.
"The IGY facilities from St Lucia all the way to
the east coast of the United States are the finest
facilities there are. This facility here is the finest in
this part of the Caribbean by far, so any vessels that
come to this area will come here. The anecdotal
evidence that we've seen in the course of the last
four to six weeks is that the boats are coming...
"The bottom line is that yi iill.i as an
industry for Caribbean nations is a spectacular
contributor to economic ii. ii"said Farkas. "It
is less sensitive to economic downturn because
people who own these vessels, for the most part,
are 1i ill very well-to-do and even i '..,. iil
they may take a hit, they can i i I i ll still afford
their boats. So when you see boats like these
come into any area, the contribution that they
make is rather extraordinary." -
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H nors as RC 2008 Wraps Up
i '1. 1 11 I 21 nations and 25
nationalities, 220 yachts with
1100 crew members, 1 Il.1 1.i
34 children, took part in the 2008
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers from
Europe to St. Lucia. Start date was
November 23 for the 2,680 nautical mile passage
that originated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
This year's Largest yacht was US-registered
Oyster 82, Sundowner at 24.99m (82ft) and the
smallest yacht was Madonna, a Norwegian
registered Beneteau First 31 (9.95m). The oldest
Skipper was Lurelle Verplank on Sundowner (USA)
at 77 and the youngest Skipper was Fredrik
Pedersen -Seafarer (NOR), age 24.
Aftera slow crossing of just under 14days in light
and variable conditions, the first yacht to finish in ARC
2008 arrived at Rodney Bay on Sunday December 7.
Karsten Moller'sSwan 82,DreamCatcherKMVi,skippered
by Jarrod Cripps, took line honours, crossing the
finish line at 08:44 local time.
"Fair but at times -'1 II II,1i" was how ARC
organizers characterized this year's event at the
conclusion of the rally. "Winds and waves were fair
this year, i, ..1 .ii with some 11 1 II I,,I holes at
times, especially for heavy displacement cruising
boats. However, the plus side is that less wind
has meant fewer breakages than is typical during
2,700 nautical miles of open ocean ,iii,. I"
As always, rum punch and a basket of fruit
were presented to each ARC yacht as it arrived,
day or night, by the people of St. Lucia.
With an elapsed time 13 days, 23 hours, and
44 minutes, DreamcatcherKM was over 60 hours
behind the current ARC course record stand of 11
days, 5 hours and 32 minutes, set in 2006 by the
Italian maxi, Capricorno, ii I i the i.'iIi airs
experienced by this year's fleet.
Finishing close behind was the second arrival,
Bruce LDi,. i 1. Southwind 80 Matelot, a regular
ARC participant. Skipper Angus Fuller brought her
in eight hours behind the larger Swan, having kept
pace almost all the way across from Gran Canaria.
Fundamentally a fun rally for cruising yachts,
the ARC does have a more serious Racing Division,
run under the auspices of the Royal Ocean Racing
Club (RORC). Yachts in the Racing Division are not
permitted to use their engines for propulsion (unlike
the cruisers), Ii i, 1 iiI use of autopilots is allowed.
ARC Signs Five-Year Contract
with IGY Rodney Bay
Andrew Bishop, managing director of
World Cruising Club (WCC) announced
in December the signing of a five year
contract to keep the Caribbean stage of
the ARC at the new IGY Rodney Bay Marina.
Major sponsors in St. Lucia include the
Ministry of Tourism, Digicel, Heineken, and
IGY Rodney Bay Marina Manager Cuthbert
Didier welcomed yachts that had arrived by mid
December with his annual party Ii .- until
the early hours of the .li. 11- I morning. The
final part of the ARC 'experience' was the official
prizegiving that took place on Saturday December
20. Crews, families, friends and invited guests
, i ii, I at the Gaiety Theatre for an evening of
entertainment and fond memories hosted by the
St. Lucia Tourist Board.
In addition to prizes in each Division and
Class, there were awards for special achievements
and contributions made by many crews such
as the volunteer radio net c.. 111..ii the ARC
finish line boats; and the four yachts Magic
Pelagic, Windancer, Ohana
and Vaiva which gave
assistance to other yachts
during the crossing.
Brook Bratbak, along with
his young family, i ,1, 1 ll. 8
month old Marin, were called
up for four awards, 1, 1I .1 .i I
the Jimmy Cornell trophy
for overall winner of division
one, as well as youngest
participant, and winner of
class H, with their Beneteau
First 31.7, M\donna.
All the ARC children
were welcomed on stage to some of the loudest
cheers of the evening, and presented with a gift
and certificate to mark their achievement.
The evening culminated with the presentation
of 'The Spirit of the ARC award to recognize the
individual or crew who most represent the ethos
of the ARC, and this year's winner were the crew
of Free to Be, a popular choice receiving warm
applause from 1, I, I II.. ARC crews.
Some crews flew home immediately, but most
skippers and their yachts will spend the winter
cruising the Caribbean.
The entry list is open for 2009 and already
over 40 yachts have registered. For results,
photos and stories about this year's rally, see
Information submitted by the World Cruising Club
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and marinas Ii.. .,I. l~ strict criteria 1, Il Ii,. water quality, environmental
education, environmental management and safety, and other services
(see 1.1 1 i 1 1.1. .
"From the inception of the project we had Blue Flag certification as a goal.
The marina will not just be complying with the requirements, but we are
. 111. I l. I it in a way as to have as little impact on the environment as possible,"
said Clyde Rawls, General Manager.
Camper & Nicholsons has taken many steps to ensure strict environmental
standards are IIi I to. The pontoons being n 1 11 I are I. .- ii i docks,
which promote marine life and minimize disturbance to the seabed. In
addition, the company prohibits the dumping of waste and other harmful
materials intothe Lagoon. The marina I 11 I il .1 I sewage pump-out system
which removes waste from docked boats and puts it into the national sewage
Camper and Nicholsons Port
system operated by NAWASA. Until now, the activities of vessels IiI 11 I. I the
Lagoon have not been monitored, c(, ii I potential environmental hazards.
Over the years, water clarity and quality had diminished.
Camper& Nicholsons has already invested $31 million USD in this project.
Their objective is to create the premier y,, i ,111. I destination in the Caribbean.
The I iiii,. I boaters will spend money with a wide variety of local businesses
1, 1i1. i,,. I restaurants, taxis, car rentals, supermarkets, and gift shops. They
will be buying groceries, supplies, liquors, wine, flowers, fresh foods and
more.The local repair yards and ship (I I1. II i1 will obviously benefit. Many
jobs will also be created once the marina is fully operational.
NEW REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR THE LAGOON
"In order for the project to be successful, we must properly manage vessels
and their activities in the Lagoon. To this end, all vessels anchored within
the Camper & Nicholsons boundaries must register and dock in our i 111. I
areas. The r. I 1.II. .i I channel will, of course, remain open, however those
remaining at anchor within Camper and Nicholsons boundaries will be
charged a usage fee,' Rawls said.
"Weare c ii. I a great facility and we must have cooperation of all I iii I
boaters using the L i I continued. i ,iii,,. i December 15th 2008,
we will be ,11 .I 1 ii ,r'. I these requirements in order to properly manage the
marinaand environs.Grenadian boatownerswill II.. Ito remain atanchor
with no charge, until our continued construction no longer makes it practical.
Grenadians will also receive a 30% off our 1 i .... I rates,"Rawls added.
'While we protect the environment, we will also be -.. iII,. i II i11
service to our patrons. Our guests tied to the docks will have access to all
amenities at the marina, Ii,. iii. I electric service, fresh water, cable TV,
garbage (.. 1 iin.., the pump-out system, swimming pool, and shower
facilities," noted Rawls. -&
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The Grenada South Coast Yacht Club
has announced the weekend line-up
for 2009's Round-the-Island Race, to
be held March 13 to 15 at Garfield's
Beach Bar on Grand Anse Beach.
The event evolved Ii ...' Iill its history from a
combination of three traditional il i. i events in
C., i I iiil11 Calendar:theGirl Pat FeederRace,
from Trinidad to Grenada; the Round-the-Island
Race; and the Easter Regatta. The predecessor to
the modern Grenada Round-the-Island Race first
took place in 1969 and was held until 1971. It was
revived in 1990 and ran intermittently until 1999.
A group of ,iiII i enthusiasts revived the event in
February 2002, when it was held as a single race.
The . 11. i I year, 2003, saw the same group
of young people aim higher with revival of
Grenada's Easter -- I 11 and its famous feeder
race, the Girl Pat Race from Trinidad, blended
with the hardened sailors' favorite-the Grenada
Round-the-Island Race. The GSCYC was born that
same year as the organizing body and host for the
new Grenada Round-the-Island Easter I 1 11
For the past few years, these old iiiIII.
traditions, with a new twist, have cl( II i .I I and
entertained local, regional and even international
yachtsmen. h'. iiI i. ii of the weekend this year
include the first ever A Taste of Grenada food
festival as well as youth ,ii .ii and a Bath Tub
Derby. The weekend schedule is as follows:
Registration, Captain's Briefing and
Welcome party -FRIDAY, 13 MARCH
Free dockage for all ,ii i11 ii, I boats during
the race weekend at Home Port, the brand
new Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis
Grenada Round-the-Island Race-
SATURDAY, 14 MARCH
One of the oldest iiIm, I events in the
Caribbean is back for another year
Budget Marine Youth Sailing Exhibition -
SATURDAY, 14 MARCH
While seasoned sailors make their way around
the island, Budget Marine will be '. 11. I an
event for youth to learn more about the joys
of III., i
Family Fun Beach Day -
SATURDAY, 14 MARCH
Families are invited to Grand Anse beach for
kic iiI i. 1i, games such as tug of war, potato
sack races and an egg toss.
Bath Tub Derby SUNDAY, 15 MARCH
Creative and ingenious participants can float
their own version of a ill .... and compete
for a grand prize.
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Taste of Grenada SUNDAY, 15 MARCH
The first event of its kind on the island, A Taste
of Grenada will feature a wide cross section of
local vendors IIlli their delicious food,
1, 1I1. I ii I several cooks from the popular Fish
Friday and chefs from premier restaurants
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Awards Ceremony SUNDAY, 15 MARCH
A post-race party will include food, drinks,
music and prize giving.
To register: www.aroundgrenada.com A-
Preview submitted by Grenada South Coast Yacht Club
FEBRUARY 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 67
Celebrates 10 Years
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
I . ,. ii it seems new in the market, the Curacao Marine boat yard and
repair wharf celebrated its 10 years of existence on November 28th
last year. In the anniversary year, Curacao Marine shows a professional
routine of a well managed and experienced business. In the past decade,
the small repair wharf developed into an all round ,, ii,,i place with
specialized services for the international y,, iii,. I business, -'i. 1 Ilh I jobs
for 25 local workers.
Under the management of owners Gijs Boer and Pierre Verbiesen the
company tremendously expanded to its present size with the help of advisor
Jan Binkand it won't stop growing fora long time yet.
In her present-day appearance, the boatyard officially was opened in
November 2005 by the i iiii.I Dutch minister Alexander Pechtold. Since
then founders Boer and Verbiesen surrounded themselves with young and
skilled experts in several aspects of the yacht business. In the last few years a
dealership of Budget Marine was acquired as well as the exclusive agency for
Curacao and Bonaire of world leader North Sails and Yanmar Marine Engines.
The boat yard is also the home of Island Bay Boatworks, Curacao -i '1 i11 1.
Dauvillier I i,111. I and Westech, trusted names in the Caribbean's technical
yacht repair services and sales, with the common mission to deliver the highest
level of support to the marine community. Westech has evolved its service
(.i i ii. .tto be more comprehensive and complete i .., l the advancements
of technology and a more robust and seasoned team of skilled technicians.
Technical aluminum I. lini I engine overhaul, i iiiih I and Il. i ,I. I shafts are
just a small part of the comprehensive package of services.
Curacao Marine is a good shelter in the hurricane season. At the same
time it enables sailors to have their boats 125 dry and 30 wet storage spots
for up to 40 tons-stored, serviced and repaired at the boatyard of Curacao
Marine, in the heart of the harbor of the capital of ill 1i I 1. I -
Young Sailors at the
ARTICLE & PHOTO
BY ELS KROON
The annual Curacao Sail-In for open sailing boats on Spanish Waters
was characterized by calm sailing conditions. The Antillean Sailing
Association NASAF organized the December 14 event. It's an overtaking
race, handicapped by the start time.
All kinds of iiiI, I boats sailed against each other in this unique race,
which numberof participants increased to more than 60 in Sturdies, Centaurs,
'.I l iii,. Sunfishes, Lasers and Optis. The Sail-In is called the funniest iii,. I
event of the year. Participation is still free and all ii ,. i clubs of the island
join in as well as individual sailors. From the start boat at iih ,. I Club Asiento,
manned by organizers Jan Ackermans and Tijn Siebels, all boats had to
round seven buoys in a morning-and an afternoon race before returning to
Asiento for the finish line. The Optimists sailed alternative tracks.
The sail-In was another race in an increasing series of ,iii- I races and
competitions on the island, in which the participation of many youth sailors
strikes the most. Not only in their Optimist 1ii,. 1ii not as a double, but
solo in Sunfishes and in Laser Radials, the new Olympic class single-handed
i hi II The performance ofArd van Aanholt in the first race was remarkably
fast. His name however was not among the winners because he had to
attend an important hockey game in the afternoon. That gave way to the
two brothers Eugene and Louis Hendrikx, who surprisingly finished the
second race in the forefront and took the .i ll top honors of the day.
Vincent Pietersz took third in his Laser Radial.
Sea Scout Mitchell Amasia and his young crew mate finished first in the
Centaur class, leaving veterans like Hetty Braat behind.
Members of the Van der Gulik family, well known Sunfish champs Wim
and Hans, chose to act as a three- n . 11.. -i crew in an '. ,ii. I (Grand) son
Tijn, who skippered the"Jaro", .i.. i II, took the ',. i ii. i trophy home.
The Sail-In is always a nice prelude to the traditional "Eindejaarsrace"the
End-of the-Year-Race, which will bring all participants into the Anna Bay in
the heart of ill 1, I I 1, well known among sailors thanks to the recently
held first Heineken Regatta Curacao and of course by the 24 1 I. Ii
editions of the End of the Year race. (
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THE WORLD'S LARGEST RODENT
%t stories that truly interested '"' -
W ri/y trip into the Amazon was
t'ao Phoberomy Pattersoni, a
tthat roamed the waters of
eneuela some eight million years ago.
This engrossing story was related to me
by my Pemon Indian guide, Antonio.
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did-just for survival. I i i
today's guinea pigs and 15 times heavier than the
largest I ii. i rodent today, the Phoberomy's diet
consisted of sea grass and other water plants.
The odd im,.,.i about Antonio's story is that
the water necessary for the Phoberony to live in
is now an arid region in the northwestern area
of Venezuela where his remains, said to belong
to the Upper Miocene Period, were found. The
Phoberomy's remains are not the first oversized
creature to have been discovered in this area
the remains of huge hook beaked birds, as well
as giant sloths have been found. -.. i ... I 1, love
to study the forests of Venezuela because most of
the flora and fauna found there have developed
in isolation from the rest of the planet due to
the discovery that South America was cut off
from the rest of the world until about 3,000,000
years ago when the isthmus of Panama emerged
Antonio led our groupI II the forest, whichll include Ied IwaterfaII s, I I Iand large areas of
p I I e sI I animals in te fI lplag up lilin o r pth. Like ay cuisr, we h e hd o r
l* .l iBi Ii l I II I *iI II I Il I I iIiiI 0 I i|li il | II .II
personal battle with mice and rats on board our tra I Iwler, Sn Song. I I ii ll, because of theI I II
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pig of today.
Antonio led our group i,,i... il the forest, which included waterfalls, temples and large areas of
water grasses. I could just picture our coming upon one of these rodents not my most favorite
species of animals in the first place popping up in our path. Like any cruiser, we have had our own
personal battle with mice and rats on board our trawler, Swan Song. It is I' 11, ,iI because of the
tearing teeth of rodents that they do so much damage. We were hauled out several years ago when
a family of growing mice decided that our newly 1, i1 11 I hoses were just what their family needed to
survive-some $2,000 and several weeks later we had finally sent the last of them to that lovely rodent
heaven in the sky but their presence certainly dented our schedule as well as our pocket book.
With each new twist and turn in the river, Antonio, I. 11 I his historic canoe around bends and seemed
to enlarge the tales of the Phoberomy as he saw our interest increase. Taking us back to our home station
at Jungle Rudy's Resort, he left us to have lunch in their restaurant, which is filled with wall hangings of the
animals and wildlife that roam the Amazon today. As we ordered our food our group speculated on how
large their I ,ii I.I II .would have to be to contain a Phoberomy's hide today. It was decided that they
would most definitely have to hire a construction company to construct a wall on which to contain it. -i
Nancy Terrell is a freelance writer who has lived in the Caribbean for 23 years. She holds a Master's Degree in
Literature and is currently cruising on her trawler, Swan Song, throughout the Caribbean.
FEBRUARY 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 71
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
L IVING LIFE ON THE SEAS, WHETHER COMPLETING
A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OR WORKING WHILE
CHARTERING, IS THE DREAM OF MANY FAMILIES.
KIDS ALONG FOR THE RIDE GET A CHANCE TO
EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT CULTURES, CUSTOMS
AND CIRCUMSTANCES. HOWEVER, WHAT ABOUT
A FORMAL EDUCATION? JUST HOW DO YOU COMBINE CRUISING
The decision to set off on a two to three-year round-the-world cruise was
one of the hardest Jane and Marc Adams of Chicago ever made.
"We weren't just 1 I. Iii,. I to take the kids out of school, we were really
1 i,. Ih I if we wanted to change the way that they looked at life,' says Jane
Adams, who with Marc, nine-year-old Caroline, eight-year-old Grant, and
five-year-old Noah, started their cruise last fall aboard their l ,l. I.I I Rassy 46,
Imagine, in the Caribbean 1500 Cruising Rally.
Jane continues, "Our children won't be the same kids they would have
been if we stayed and they went to a traditional school. We hope that by
cruising, they will have a better appreciation for the world, the environment,
and for others. Most importantly is that we will grow ... 1i, as a family.
But, I was and still am somewhat concerned about how they will interact
with children their same age when they return to a traditional school. They
are experiencing life without the influence of TV, video games, organized
sports, or the constant interaction with children other than their I .iii-.i
However, seeing them grow already in this new environment has helped to
ease these fears"
Having a child was life-changing, and ,... 'i ii il, career-changing, for
Iris Mosing, who with partner Henry Metz who have chartered their 75'foot
Shaitan out ofTortola since 1995.
"The brokers were not very happy when we had Luana,"says Mosing, who
has won numerous awards for her culinary skills."We even considered buying
land on St. Thomas and working ashore. But we love chartering."
Another decision Mosing and Metz made early was to find ways for Luana
to interact with other children.
"I loved i1 ,.Inii, a mom's group at Magens Bay when were in St.
Thomas," says Mosing. "When Luana was older, I put her in kindergarten for
a half day on St. Maarten and later for a full day in grade school in Trinidad.
We would occasionally take her out for two months at a time to cruise and
her teachers sent assignments by email. But, she'd have to be back in the
classroom for end of term exams"
Mosing adds, "Since she was young we'd always drop her into different
groups and she made friends quickly. In fact, when we talked one time about
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iiim. I the boat, Luana got very upset. She worried about how she would
visit all her friends, 1 1 Ii i. I the ones she hadn't met yet"'
Ultimately, Mosing and Metz found a private school in Bequia where
seven-year-old Luana attends third grade and lives with an island family
during the week while her parents are on charter.
A typical day for the Adams kids is a little different.
"School starts right after breakfast when we're in port or at anchor,"' says
Adams. "We take a mid-morning snack break and sometimes a quick swim.
Then, we're back to school until lunch and then are usually finished around
1 p.m. After school, we are off exploring. This often involves swimming/
i.11 ii i,. i land exploring, or site seeing"
There's no structured school when the family is underway. "We may read
that day or do a few easy subjects," Adams says."We also don't have a typical
school week. If we have been underway a lot, we may need to have school
on the weekends. But, if a ~ II i I. I trip'is available we may have a day off
during the week. We also don't take breaks for the holidays but will break
when we have visitors or need to make passages. Our schedule is more
about (.I -i I I I the work appropriately and on a schedule that works for
us as a family'
The Adams chose the Calvert Home School program for their curriculum.
"First of all,' says Adams, "I wanted a program that provided i I ii I that I
needed for the entire year for each grade. Since we will be gone and often out
of frequent phone and email communication it would not have been practical
to develop my own programs from the many on-line resources. I also wanted
a curriculum that had a full written program with an on-line supplement.
, hi i..l. i-'i we are often able to access the Internet, it is not consistent so it
would have been difficult to use a program that relied solely on Internet access.
I also wanted a program with choices, such as, the ability to utilize different
grades for different programs. Calvert's program best met all of my needs'
There are many ways the Adams have incorporated school work into
cruising."History lessons often include the history of places that we visit, such
as, forts, museums, monuments, or special historical sites. Geography lessons
often include the maps and charts where we have gone or are going and fun
i,,,. such as, latitudes and longitudes. Science, of course, includes a new
extensive knowledge on sea life,' says Adams.
She adds, "We've also incorporated guest speakers in our curriculum. We
recently asked a physician to provide a lecture on anatomy for science class
and another cruiser that plays bagpipes provided a music lesson one day. A
little variety helps to keep the interest of the children. It also gives mom a
The benefits of cruising and I i -.111 I with kids can be great. "Luana is
very wide-minded,"says Mosing."She loves her land family, we love chartering
and our family life .. 1 i is very cozy. It's a win-win for us'
For those considering launching off on an extended sail with school-age
kids, Adams advises, "Just do it. Many people will give you a lot of reasons
why you can't or shouldn't do i., lii,. i like this but it really comes down
to what's best for you and your family. You only have one chance to take a
cruise like this when the children are young. E ,i ,'i ll they'll grow up and
the chance will be gone. If it is your dream, don't let anyone take it away. If
it doesn't work out, you can always go back to land'" -.
I III 1
Year after year, a handful of cruisers break free from
Georgetown, Bahamas (aka: Chicken Harbour) to travel the
"Thorny Path" leading to the Leeward and Windward Islands
and the West Indies. In April 2007, this is exactly what
my wife Kylie and I did, aboard our 46 year old Cheoy Lee
Bermuda 30, Meggie.
We boldly embraced the ii ill i- i of 1,ii,. I
the Thorny Path, all the while playing the weather
window game and racing against the hurricane
season southward i,. .,i.i, the island chain. The
wholetime, wewerenot iI 11 i 1 i ,. exactlyhow
long we would be gone for orjust how far we would
go, but one i ,, I we did know was that we would
have to eventually return northward to Canada.
We chose to hunker down for our first hurricane
season in Grenada. Come November, 2007 we
took our time to cruise back up the chain as far as
1, I.i i, where we competed in the, 1, Ii, Classic
S.1 i, 2008. June was upon us already, bringing
with it the beginning of our second hurricane
season. With the West Indies explored, and after
experiencing one too many storms in Grenada
during the last hurricane season, we were ready to
see what else the Caribbean Sea had to offer
We chose to sail to the Venezuelan mainland,
out of the hurricane belt. We hauled Meggie in
Medregal ill i located in the Golfo de Cariaco,
and after much delayed launch date, late August
was upon us. Ready to move on, we got underway
and experienced wonderful downwind iiiI.I1
westward to the Venezuelan out islands. We
spent an incredible month in Tortuga, Los Roques
and the Aves (not to be missed).
Before we knew it we were in Bonaire and then
Curacao...time flies when you're having fun! i I
this far west, it was very ,ii.IiI,.I to continue
onto Cartengena and The San Bias islands, but
we I,. i I this would require another season of
cruising and we knew our cruising
kitty was not up to the c II ill I -
and felt it was time to head north.
The i,.. .dil, of ,iiii eastward
against headwinds and current
back to Grenada and up the
chain, simply had NO appeal. We
considered the option of iiiiII- from Bonaire
to Puerto Rico but NE trades put you hard on
the wind for days, ultimately close reaching....
So we decided instead to wait for a weather
window and charge straight across the Caribbean
Sea from Curacao to Jamaica, which lies just under
600 nautical miles northwest. This would place us
in a good position to visit Central America, before
staging in Mexico to head back to Canada in April,
all the while ii ,. I with wind, waves and current
in our favour.
We put the plan into motion and departed
Curacao on Nov10th with a reasonable window
of i.iii 1 winds and seas. This passage proved
to be one we will never forget. Wonderful fast
1iiiii, I a strong west/northwest iii- I current,
an average of 15-18k of wind and seas averaging
6 ,ll..- I our 30 footer to log noon to noon runs
of 125nm, 140nm, 138nm and 124nm.
Unfortunately, 35nm off the coast of Jamaica
the wind dropped and we were barely able to fill
our spinnaker AND our mizzen staysail spinnaker,
so inevitably we motor sailed the rest of the way.
We made landfall in the beautiful Port Antonio on
the evening of our 5th night. To our surprise we
found only two other cruising boats here, both
of which have been here for quite some time.
The harbour offers II 11 protection from all
directions and the marina staff and facilities are
great. (Editor's note: See Mike and Kylie's destination
report in this issue.)
Ultimately, being staged in Jamaica this early
in the season offers cruisers many different ,iI'. i
options: the windward passage to the Bahamas, a
back door to Cuba (closest point of land i( .ii11 ,
The Caymans only a stone's throw away, and of
course smooth ii. ii to Central America. What
may have taken a month or more of iiiII
for weather windows, running anchorage to
anchorage i i. I ii the island chain and inevitably
being faced with NE Christmas trade winds, only
took us a mere 4.5 days...definitely a better
choice for us and our boat.
Now we can take it easy, relax, and enjoy, mahn! A
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Memoire of Augie Hollen
He's now in his seventies, still a big man with
a powerful laugh, an angular face, and a mordant
wit. Perhaps most noteworthy are his eyes, eager
and spontaneous in the midst of a story, but never
quite losing a certain guardedness. Living in the
Virgins all these years has given the wit plenty
of material. C. liiil, i1I.i on recent runaway
development here, he said, "Now that one can
finally make a decent living here the place has
gone to the dogs"' Another time he told me that
he'd been born "two drinks under par," which
explained why rum was a staple in his larder.
August Hollen was born and brought up in
South Dakota but he wasn't long for the prairie.
However, he 'i. i.1 i- 1 i i him prairie values all his
life...a propensity for hard work and a remarkable
mechanical aptitude. As a youth he ranked
second-fastest in the nation at Iii,.i type-his
father owned a small newspaper. Ever precocious,
he got married atage 17. "It felt sogood I i..11. ili
it must be love!"he laughed. When they divorced,
his ex-wife informed his draft board about his
change in status and that's how he landed in the
service, where his test scores alerted the CIA.
He was out of (. .11 with a degree in
.,i i hiii11 ., w working for an ,.i iii 111. firm in
Chicago, when a friend recruited him to help
sail a boat to the Caribbean. Like many another
wanderer to the West Indies, the Virgins looked
very good indeed and so Augie went ashore in
There was an economic boom on at the time,
thanks to Fidel m.m'II.i investments in Cuba at
risk, so Augie had his pick of construction jobs
and saved money for 'ii. ii. i a boat. He chose
a time-tested design that hearkened back to the
1650s,was swiftand seaworthyand easyto handle.
The hii,,.i schooner, Taurus (appropriate for
a cow horn) was built of strip plank of gommier
wood saturated with WEST System epoxy (a new
technique in those days). It looked so good and
sailed so well it invited emulation.
Les Anderson was interested. The yet-to-be
famous marine artist was living on a 25ft long,
60 year-old i iiT cutter Banshee, and had made
it down the island chain as far as Trinidad by the
skin of his teeth. He was i I m. I his wounds when
Augie sailed in to the same harbor on a delivery.
After going over the boat's myriad troubles-the
boat had threatened to sink several I,, '.. 1111
looked him in the eye and said point blank"Les,
what you need is a new boat!" Les managed to
get back to the Virgins, where he sold her to
Rafe Boulon and took over Augie's mold and
This was the start of Penelope, one of the
prettiest boats in the West Indies. Les i.i,, .i
what better a model than Taurus, for which there
was a mold and a stack of lumber left over from
Augie's project. Les made a few alterations to the
sheer and used a trunk cabin he cut off another
boat. Today both boats must be around 40 years
old and they are still strong, due in good measure
to the gommier wood they were constructed
of, the choice of the Caribs for 111. 111,. I their big
dugouts, a rosy, tight-grained wood that was
resistant to toredos and rot and water logging.
The two boats enjoyed racing each other.
Augie and Les spent a lot of time at Foxy's.
They helped organize the first wooden boat
regatta. It was on the occasion of one of the early
regattas that Les sailed into Jost van Dyke with
an attractive woman he had just met. Over the
weekend, Sylvia and Augie met and the rest is
history. When Taurus sailed out of the bay, Sylvia
was aboard, as was the first place trophy. As Taurus
came abreast of Penelope, Augie called out in his
booming voice, "Winner takes all, Les'
Eventually Augie sold the Taurus to Tommy
1.1 -i ." Kershaw who became an inspiration in
Caribbean diiI..i circles. He became famous as
a sailor despite his having had both legs blown
off in the Vietnam war-hence the nickname! He
came to St. John determined to learn how to sail,
and with a group of supportive friends, especially
Paul 1.iiih., and Augie, he did. After learning
the ropes and assessing i,. i he bought Taurus
and renamed it "Sea Legs." A name more apt
would be hard to find. Tommy campaigned the
boat hard and to considerable success, often
'. iii,.i Les, a hard-edged competitor, in Coral
Bay's Thanksgiving Regatta and in Foxy's Wooden
Augie couldn't be without a boat-or at least
a ... l .111i. ih.. i project- for very long. Since he
had recently bought property out at East End, he
set up shop on the beach nearest his land there
under the palm trees close to the water's edge
and got to work. He had the hull finished and was
'~ 111 i ready to launch it when the weather took
a turn for the worse-much worse-and did it for
him. Back-to-back hurricanes swept by, David and
Frederick. David was a "Great" hurricane, great as
in Great White. David went just to the south of
76 ALLATSEA.NET FEBRUARY 2009
Driving out to see the damage, hours after the
peak winds, ferocious gusts made even my old
Toyota Land Cruiser shudder. We couldn't make
out the boat, but the heavy surf which roared at
the shore made it clear that r, *i..i,. I could have
way .paid up li e, 1w.11 .1 11i1 I ..I .. I
we wanted and we got to go stopping in
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He decided to build his next boat in Coral
.,I . L I I II. 1 .I I . I. ,I II . I .II 11 1
I 1 .1 ,.1 .1 1 1 .1 .11 ,. I . 1 1 . , II h I Il
way paid up tllhe vve tuuld Ub ilgy duvvr I i 1 11,11,, I,
we wanted and we got to go ,II,, stopping in
cool places like Bermuda:"
He decided to build his next boat in Coral
Bay which back in those days was really the
boondocks. He struck a deal with Fred Smith to
use the empty lot in back of his bar/grocery. He
got electricity from Fred, the site was close to the
sea for ease of launching, and of course it was
only a few steps to the bar for a cold Heineken.
There he built a mold out of conduit and chicken
wire to the dimensions of a 31 'cow horn.
People love to watch other people work,
especially the '., l i. i. i of ..- iiim. i w ith the
romance of a big boat. The word of Augie's project
got out and attracted a stream of boat-builder
wannabes; but a handful of these onlookers were
dudes who wanted a good boat but couldn't
afford one fresh off the shelf This group found
each other and watched in fascination as Augie
built the mold. They plied him with questions and
finally they came up with a good idea-it seemed
obvious in retrospect-why not pool resources,
buy Augie's mold, share expenses like trucking,
qualify for quantity discounts, be on hand to help
each other when more hands were needed, and,
in sum, pool their knowledge and resources, share
the experience and the expenses.
Augie wouldn't acknowledge his paternity of
the Coral Bay cowhorns at first-he didn't want
to be responsible for whatever trouble they might
get into. But the sight of the six identical boats
lined up I, 11I I to the shore was a dramatic
testimony to some kind of phenomenon and
it became impossible for him to avoid being
known as Augie Hollen, the"guru"of the Coral Bay
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LUCKY DOG -
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY NANCY TERRELL
hen I first met Troy and Winnie
Standish on Lucky Dog, I couldn't
believe that two people could turn
a 1980 80' Paasch raised pilothouse ,
motor yacht into such a comfortable home -for
themselves, Reno, a 135 Ib. German shepherd (who
is indeed one lucky dog), and three cats Kiki, Presley
Troy Stanish, from Poole England, has been on
the water all of his life in power boats; Winnie, a
native of southern Florida is an also a diver, swimmer
and water sport enthusiast. After i 11i. i in Spain
on a holiday in 1994, they married and moved back
to the states where Troy had a 17'Mako in the Keys. They soon traded up to
a 30'center consol Century boat named Tequila Dream, kept it for three years
and upgraded again to a 39'Topaz named Lone Wolf. For seven years, they
loved .... I aboard and cruising the Bahamas when not working.
They had purchased ,i. i. Head Pub on Daina Beach and turned it into
one of the hot spots of the Ft. Lauderdale area-so successful that in 2005,
with an offer to sell that they couldn't refuse, they began looking for one last
upgrade-to a large power boat and a retired life of cruising.
Troy had looked for boats all ii..i....i the millennium and beyond.
Doing the sensible i I he hired a broker and only went to see what was
suggested. However, an ad in a ..1 i1 i magazine fascinated him, so he,
Winnie and a surveyor flew to Connecticut to lookat LuckyDog (then named
Elan). It was love at first sight. Troy's broker tried to convince him that there
was too much wrong-but you know how love is. Troy's low bid, ".. ~iii. I
out the neglect and nonworking areas of the boat, was accepted, saving him
30% off the asking price.
The next two months were a labor of love and devotion. Since the
two could not leave their restaurant at the same time, Troy and Reno the
dog headed up to Connecticut to live aboard, so he could do necessary
maintenance and repairs, replacing all of the hoses and ii. II.., while
Winnie ran ii, i Head.
Lucky Dog has a Z Drive designed by Rolls Royce and Troy got specs from the
company so he could work on it. The hull originally was built for the Navy in Lake
Erie until the project was cancelled due to budget cuts, and the boat was instead
finished as a yacht. There were originally five hulls; now there are only two.
Winter had set in and it was cold in CT Winnie drove up, with a captain
friend and live-aboard supplies, and the four headed south to Florida. After
their friend left in Atlantic City, Troy and Winnie headed out without a ii -. i i
i,.. .i .ill winter seas and storms, stopping each night to tie up wherever.
By the holiday season they were on the Intra-coastal, i i. ii,.i i I ii. 1ii,
hours i ii,. i barges and r i i. 1 I iiI bridges, and ,.ill I into Lauderdale
just in time to be a part of the holiday
Lucky Dog went onto the hard at
Harbor Town Boat Yard, Dania Beach,
where Troy spent three months working
on the exterior I- ,i i faring, ii,. Ill.
and ,, n, i. r He added two feet to the
transom with a hydraulic swim platform
that lifts up at night, 11;- .iii,.i them
extra safety protection. They built in
Steps for Reno the dog, and added a
60'Bimini to their top deck, making it a
"Party Hearty" locale for entertaining.
The couple moved Lucky Dog to the dock behind their home on a canal,
where the next eight months were spent in electronics and an interior refit.
All of the ,. II ..... and walls had to be removed for extensive wiring. Troy
1, I 1i I three GPS systems, three SAT NAVs, two radars, a new SSB, twoVHFs,
forward looking sonar, a Bluewater Anchor Alert System and Koopnautic
active fin stabilizers.
The boat now has an impressive SAT TV & sound system with security
cameras ili.., -i...,i I the interior/exterior. The system is totally integrated
into the entire yacht and can been seen from each room 1i ii lii,.i the
master stateroom TV, i I i i..... II hidden behind a gorgeous oil .. 11111..
The entire system is duplicated on the fly bridge.
The 111 is state of the art as gorgeous and functional as any of
the huge mega yachts I have seen after 15 years of boat shows with a
commercial subzero stainless refrigerator and a matching freezer, granite
countertops, micro convection and regular ovens, a disposal, ice maker,
trash compactor and more.
With Winnie's design expertise, the heads, staterooms and salon were
completely redone with soft leather couches, recessed 11 i I1 i and oriental
carpets. Plants, crystal and beautiful 1 i.1 complete the comfortable yet
After three years of cruising in the Caribbean, "We have now finished
exploring theVenezuela mainland and are headed out forTortuga, Los Roques
and Los Aves; we will continue west to the ABCs and Cartagena,"Winnie tells
me. "Before going il ,..,. i l the Panama Canal we will also visit the San Bias
Islands. Our plans after that will probably be to continue up to the Sea of Cortez
and on i,.. . Ii, the Pacific, or maybe even backtrackand go to the Med. If we
accomplish this we will certainly consider ourselves Lucky L,... i !
78 ALLATSEA.NET FEBRUARY 2009
What is 600,000,000 years old, has no nervous system,
no body organs, no, i. 1i I system, no circulatory
system, and lacks the ability to move about yet is an
important, vibrant, colorful, I i-. I marine creature?
It's the 10,000 or so known species of sponges!
Invertebrates, I m. i in water from a few inches to
over 5.5 miles in depth, most species of sponges are found in saltwater with
a few, by comparison, i 11. I in freshwater.
They can be found iii 11 .i under arctic ice and in tropical waters as
well with the tropical species, ii i 1 much more colorful. Fossil records
indicate sponges comprised some 50-60% of pre-historic reef life. They are
members of the kingdom Animalia, phylum Porifera from the Latin 'porus'
meaning pores and 'ferre' meaning 'to bear'...bearing pores. Anyone who
looks at a natural sponge knows it certainly bears pores, tens of thousands of
'pores'even in a very small piece of sponge.
Most sponges are filter feeders, taking water in, il ii,1. i out the bacteria
on which they feed, and i. ii,,. i the waste water Some species act as hosts
to .i,. .. 11,, I 11i I organisms which produce more than enough food and
oxygen for themselves and their sponge hosts. And, there are a few species
of sponges living in unfavorable environments that have become carnivores,
i,. i off small crustaceans that venture unaware on to the sponges'surface.
There is current debate as to whether sponges have'tissue'as we know
it. The outermost layer of a single sponge cell is known as the pinocoderm
which is the equivalent of skin in mammalian species. The next layer is
known as the mesohyl, a jelly-like substances that contains amebocytes
(free moving cells similar to white blood cells), fibrils (tiny ii. i and various
skeletal elements i i ,. i,. i upon the species of sponge. It is the skeletal
element component that gave taxonomists a means of classifying sponges.
The three main classifications of sponges are Calcarea, Demospongiae,
and Hexactinellida. Found within the mesohyl of the Calcarea sponges are
spicules, 11 .1 1 11 I elements, composed of calcium carbonate silica. The
most common class of sponge, the Demospongiae, has mesohyl containing
' I1 .i.. -ii,. I spicules of both silica and spongin, a form of (. .11 I i, The
Hexactinellida sponges'mesohyl contains spicules of silica and single cell like
synctium filled with a cytoplasmic substance containing many nuclei.
The spicules 1 .I .. iii. i the Hexactinellida sponges, aka glass sponges,
have a unique characteristic of great interest to scientists studying fiber
optics. These sponges can produce glass. Whereas manmade glass requires
high temperatures and the end product is brittle, glass sponge glass is created
in cold water and it resists stress. The glass sponges make glass by II 1 I, l. i
silica acid from sea water and c(. 1,1 ,. i it into silica which then becomes
glass skeletons. The minute spicules in these glass skeletons not only display
very intricate patterns but they are also less brittle than manmade glass,
they are stronger, and they develop their own support systems compared
to manmade glass which must have artificial support. In addition, the ends
of the spicules 1 i11, and focus i.'iii better than commercial fiber optic
materials. It is theorized that this i. I ., ii "I i .:using ability evolved to
provide i 1iii to symbiotic alga i II. i within the glass sponges.
Most glass sponges live at great depths so few of us rarely have the
opportunity to see them. The Venus' Flower Basket glass sponge holds a
place in Asian culture where the gift of this sponge i' 1 11 .a long and happy
marriage. Similar i ..1. Ii,- prevailed in Victorian England where a Venus'
Flower Basket could bring 500 pounds. The belief attached to the Flower
Basket arises from an unusual symbiotic relationship inside the sponges way
beneath the surface.
Two tiny bioluminescent cleaner shrimp, one male, one female, live their
entire lives inside the Venus' Flower Basket sponge. They are taken into the
sponge as larva and once'hatched'cannot escape. The sponge provides them
shelter and food, and the shrimp keep the sponge clean. As the shrimp mature
and propagate, their larva float out of the sponge and the cycle repeats itself
AC i R
BY BECKY A. BAUER SPO N G S
With little tissue .1 -. i individual sponge cells to one another, sponge
colonies can be separated and, over time, will rejoin. A species of freshwater
sponge's ability to repair was tested when scientists destroyed a small colony
by forcing it i,. .,.-ii a fine-mesh sieve. The individual cells eventually
reunited and reformed their colony.
The sponges' ability to survive is remarkable and reminds one of Star
Wars and other sci-fi tales. If water conditions become unfavorable to
survival, some species of sponges produce'survival pods'called gemmules.
The gemmules are composed of dormant, unspecialized cells that do not
become active again until conditions improve. Once revived, the cells in the
survival pods either repopulate the skeletons of their parent colony or float
away to begin a new colony.
The largest class of sponge, the Demospongiae, is the most commonly
seen; the barrel sponges are a good example. This class of sponge is
currently under study for its propensity of harboring all manner of bacteria
and micro-organisms as well as its ability to i. i, Ii colonization. Scientists
believe I 1 1,1 ii the 1.11 ii. i mechanisms could have great benefit to
developing new treatments in wound and surgical recovery. i. i..,, i
scientists have discovered bioactive compounds in sponges which show
great promise in the treatments for AIDS and some cancers.
NOTE: The photo accompanying this article is a section of a Venus'Flower
Basket showing the glass skeleton. The sponge was torn from its deep hold
along with thousands of other i i ,. I'by catch'creatures by a bottom trawler
several years ago. iii.. .'. ii damaged, it was rescued from the pile of trawler
refuse and given to me for use in educational programs. -(
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CA DINING &*PROVISIONING
THE DISH BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
Valentine's Day 2009
"May this Valentine's Day be filled with love, understanding,
and contentment as you journey through life with those you
hold dear."- Darly Henerson
"True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked."- Erich Segal
A LITTLE HISTORY
In ancient Roman times Emperor Claudius II believed that soldiers should remain bachelors, so they
would be able to concentrate on fighting, but a priest named Valentine, secretly performed marriage
ceremonies. He was caught and because of his defiance, Valentine was put to death on February 14th;
now known as Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day and celebrated by lovers.
In 1847 in Worcester, Massachusetts, a lady named Esther Howland started creating hand-made
Valentine cards; this was the beginning of a very successful business, both in Europe and the Americas.
It is now a traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending cards, flowers or
Have someone special over for the entire day. Chocolate, wine, and other foods have long been known
as the tools for the art of seduction and Valentine's Day is no exception. Dress for the occasion. Get your
loved one's mouth watering, start with a special breakfast. Hand-write the evening menu and place it on
a beautifully set dinnertable. Create a romantic meal by using seductive foods, soft relaxing dinner music,
and lots of candles. Let your imagination go wild and have fun!
MENU FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
CREAM CHEESE AND
APPLE FRENCH TOAST
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
1 Granny Smith apple
1 tsp. Brown sugar
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
4 slices bread, crust removed
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 Tbsp. Vanilla
1/8 cup milk
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
Garnish: Mint leaves and maple syrup
Peel, core and dice apple; fry in butter until softened.
Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cream
cheese. When heated through spread mixture
between two slices of bread. Mix together egg,
vanilla, milk and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Heat
skillet. Place prepared bread into egg mixture, turn,
then pan fry until golden on both sides. Garnish with
mint leaves and serve with maple syrup.
GREEN TOSSED SALAD AND
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Dijon mustard, to taste
2 slices smoked turkey or ham
2 slices cheese
1/2 cup milk
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven 3750F/1900C. Halve croissants
lengthwise. Smear with mustard then layer with
slices of ham and cheese. Put in buttered ramekins -
must fig snugly. Whisk eggs and milk together,
season with salt and pepper and pour half over
croissants. Place top on croissants and pour
remaining egg mixture over each croissant. Bake for
10 minutes then reduce heat to 3250F/1600C and
continue baking until set, about 15 minutes.
SNAPPER WITH SALSA
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
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 atyour 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
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Resting time: 20 minutes
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp limejuice
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
2 8 oz/225 g snapper fillets
Salt and pepper
1/2 bunch arugula
1/2 bunch watercress
1 large tomato
1 Tbsp. scallions, chopped
1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tsp. fresh limejuice
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven 4000F/2000C. Combine oil, limejuice
and cilantro in a small bowl. Place fish (skin side
down) on a greased baking sheet. Brush with oil
mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let rest
20 minutes. Then bake for 20 minutes. Meantime,
combine salsa ingredients in food processor and
pulse lightly. Arrange arugula and watercress on
plates, lay snapper over greens and top with salsa.
HERBED ORANGE RICE
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
2 tsp. butter
1/2 white onion, chopped
1/2 cup Basmati rice
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp. orange zest
1 Tbsp. scallions, chopped
1 Tbsp. Italian parsley, chopped
Melt butter and saute onion over low heat, briefly.
Add rice and cook stirring for 3 minutes. Add the
broth, orange juice, ginger, zest, and salt; bring to a
boil. Cook covered over low heat approximately 20
minutes. Fluff with fork. Stir in scallions and parsley
"KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF"
For Valentine's Day, this is a very moist, delicious
cake filled with all kinds of sensual i- i,
1 (18.25 oz) package devil's food cake mix
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
1/2 cup white sugar or powdered sugar
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
1/2 pint heavy cream
2 tsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Prepare chocolate cake according to directions, using
a 9x13 inch baking pan. When the cake has finished
cooking and cooling, mix cream cheese and sugar
together until blended in a medium-size mixing
bowl. In a separate bowl beat heavy cream with
sugar and vanilla to taste.
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cake.
Next, pour the cherry pie filling over the cream
cheese mixture. Cover with whipped cream and serve
"to each other" 7-
Note: This cake is a wonderful combination of a black
forest cake and cherry cheesecake.
Hint: The cake may be made ahead, topped with the
cream cheese mixture and cherry pie filling and then
refrigerated. Add whipped cream just before serving.
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 S$
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,
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BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM The cows have gone Caribbean! Located at Yacht
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and American South, great salads, gourmet pizzas and exotic drinks. Located at
Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8328 $$$, FB, CR,WF
FRENCHTOWN DELI A local favorite. Serving homemade creations, award
winning breakfast, great sandwiches, gourmet coffee, assorted party platters,
phone orders welcome. Opens daily 7:30 am till 8 M-F 5 Sat and 4 on Sun,
Frenchtown (340)776-7211 ,AE, ,WF
GRAND CRU Fine Wines & Mediterranean Dining. Sophisticated wine bar, featuring
tasting flights, mixologist martinis & cocktails and small plates with a Mediterranean flair.
Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8278
HAVANA BLUE South America meets the Pacific Rim. Hip Drinks. Cool Vibes. Ocean
Front. Experiential Dining. Fresh Fish and Lobster Daily. Brace your senses and enjoy
the sunset in style. Dinner nightly from 5:30pm. Oceanfront at Morning Star Beach
Club. (340) 715-BLUE $ RR FB, CWF
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and hearty lunch specials. Fresh seafood and lobster right off the dock at dinner.
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THREE 60 Dynamic Cuisine with 3600 views. Yacht Haven Grande's signature
restaurant, helmed by famed Chef Brian Katz. Local specialties with a Latin &
Asian twist. Coming Soon! $$$$, RR F CR,
TICKLES DOCKSIDE PUB Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
7 days a week offering a wide menu from burgers to steaks and fresh fish.
Crown Bay Marina (340) 776-1595 $$, : 1 LE
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WIKKED Hip Beach Shack & Bar. Fresh & fun casual island fare, featuring Wikked
Wings, Wikked Tacos and Wikked Cocktails. Open daily, 7:30am to midnight.
Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8953
: 8-2 Brunch
BEACHCOMBERS BAR, HOTEL & RESTAURANT Welcomes all sailors to Villa Beach,
St Vincent. Young Island Anchorage. Perfect jumping-off point to and from Bequia and
the Grenadines."Happy Hour with Sidney" every day... www.beachcombershotel.com
JOLLY ROGER INN Charming open air restaurant on the water's edge at
Soper's Hole, West End featuring Creative Caribbean, Pan Asian, Innovative
Mediterranean and Italian Cuisines (284) 495-4559
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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Clean and ready to go
7 Million Euro
2006 HANSE 461.
Extra set of racing sails.
Spotless and gorgeous.
WARLORD Rebel Marine
Sports fish pristine
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1982 Nautical 60
1979 Tayana 37.
ready to go!
1985 42' STEEL PETIT PRINS
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Racing sails epoxy build
2001 Camper Nicholson
45 Blue water cruiser.
2005 Fountaine Pajot
Bahia 46. One owner
since new. Never
66 FT ALUMINIUM
READY TO GO $299K
2003 Voyage 50 cat.
Turnkey charter or
1987 Brewer Ketch
One careful owner since new.
2003 PURSUIT 28ft.
1050 hours on 2 x 225
Four stroke Yamahas.
Very clean $79K offers.
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The stiffest and
strongest mac around
$110K Price Slashed!!
11YY o0 Tr Aluminium
Sloop Project Boat
1992 25 ft Boston Whaler
Outrage. Recent motors.
1994 Jeanneau Sun
Clean and well kept.
129K Euro Offers!
1992 Didey Dix Caribbea 30
Blue water Pocket Rocket
1995 Jeanneau 150
Lying Costa Rica
1973 Striker 54 ft
I Mi I un I EnuuIn E= j
Solid Swedish Liveaboard.
Loaded and ready to go
1999 Hunter Passage
450. One owner boat
"Blue Chip" "Ormeau"
4 Cabins/4 Heads 3 Cabins/3 Heads
Located in Tortola, B.V.I. Located in St. Martin, F.W.I.
Asking $350,000 Asking $160,000
3 Cabins/2 Heads 4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in Tortola, B.V.I. Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Asking $105,000 Asking $295,000
Why are so many people buying used
charter yachts from The Moorings?
Professional maintenance; our yachts see between 20
and 25 days a year of professional maintenance.
End of contract service; at the end of contract our
yachts go through a full phase-out that ensures the
yacht is shipshape and ready for private ownership.
Trusted company; we are the leading company in
the charter industry. Buyers and sellers alike enjoy
the stability and security of doing business with a
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Resources; we are a full service brokerage, licensed
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What does this mean? VALUE.
Rest assured that you are purchasing a well
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Llseron tiecrric Leopara
4 Cabins/4 Heads 4 Cabins/4 Heads
Located in Tortola Located in Tortola, B.V.I.
Asking $280,000 Asking $400,000
"Double T" "Begonia"
4 Cabins/2 Heads 4 Cabins/2 Head
Located in Tortola, B.V.I. Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Asking $275,000 Asking $160,000
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51' 2002 Dufour Gib'Sea 51 located m St. ...................... ..
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50' 2001 Dufour Classic located m Tortola i.......................... :
49' 2005 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 mn Tort I. i... ..........
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40' 2001 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 in St. Martir i............
39' 2005 Beneteau Oceanis 393 located in St. M.r,. r i .. I I: ii
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35' 2003 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35 located in St. Vincent...........$ 74,000
34' 2005 Beneteau Oceanis 343 located in Tortola, BVI.............$ 75,000
33' 2002 Beneteau Oceanis 331 located in Tortola, BVI.............$ 56,000
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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 email@example.com
48 Cheoy Lee, 1981
New hull & deck paint, many
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Beautifully refit over the years
Very clean well maintained, $85,000
KeDUiI HerKins us, new Do0tom
paint, solid cruiser, $59,000
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40 Pearson, 1979
New engine 2004, bring offers $39,000
51 1995 Hylas Center cockpit, 3 cabin, 2 head, swim transom..$295,000
48 1974 Maple Leaf Classic CC cruiser, new paint in 2006 .....$117,500
48 1970 Hughes Includes turkey successful day charter biz .$299,900
46 1981 Morgan -CC ketch, bargain price, needs refitting ...........$35,000
45 1980 Hardin Heavy cruising cutter ketch, 4 cabin, 2 head...$115,000
45 1974 Fuji -CC Ketch, cruise equipped, recent upgrades.......$119,500
41 1982 Morgan O CC cruising ketch, ready to sail away.........$79,000
41 1984 J Boat Vintage racer originally owned by designer.......$44,900
39 1974 South Seas Steel CC cutter ketch, ready to cruise.......$65,000
38 1986 Ericson Very well kept performance cruiser...................$84,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt Steel passage maker, ketch rig, Yanmar.$69,000
38 1977 Ohlson -English built performance cruiser, rare offering ..$49,900
38 1978 Morgan -Ted Brewer designed sloop, bring offers.........$42,000
37 1977 Gulfstar Total refit, excellent condition, must see ..........$65,000
36 1980 Mariner Stout cruising ketch, priced for immediate sell $49,000
36 1976 Islander Roomy racer/cruiser, priced for quick sell........$39,000
36 1983 Hinterhoeller Frers racing design, offers encouraged...$38,000
35 1985 Jeanneau -new Yanmar 04. many upgrades. clean.....$55.000
34 1988 Tartan -Classic design, scheel keel, low usage..............$49,900
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
27 1970 Albin Vega Sloop, outboard engine, dinghy included ...$12,000
57 2003 Carver 570 Pilothouse -Fully loaded luxury motoryacht $599,000
46 1985 Bertram SF GM's, upgraded interior, ready to deal ....$189,000
46 1985 Logical -Spacious Power Cat, twin Volvos, genset......$180,000
42 1999 Cruisers Express Cats, Genset, loaded & beautiful ...$219,000
40 1994 Mid Cabin Express Twin Cummins, 03 genset........... $190,000
38 1967 Camcraft Aluminum crew boat, full cabin, GM, genset $78,000
37 2005 Fountaine Pajot Private powercat, excellent condition ...$399,000
36 2000 Doral Twin Mercs. Complete cabin, new bottom paint....$119,000
31 2005 Maxum Comfortable sport cruiser, twin Mercruisers...$120,000
26 2004 Glacier Bay Cabin, hardtop, twin Yamahas w/300 hrs. $79,000
25 2006 World Cat Hardtop, walk thru dual console, Yamahas.$59,000
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NICHOLSON CARIBBEAN YACHT SALES
Located upstairs Antigua Yacht Club Marina, Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, WI
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Gary's Marine Services
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