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Place of Publication: St. Thomas, USVI
Publication Date: April 2009
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FEATURES DEPARTMENTS
32 OLIVIER PITRAS 12 FROM THE EDITOR
An Expedition Around North America WHERE IN THE WORLD?


34 BOAT BUILDER GOES GREEN
New Eco-Friendly Designs

36 HOW GREEN IS YOUR BOAT?
Roger Marshall Offers Tips

38 FUNNY WORLD
Bruce Smith Captures the Caribbean

40 YACHTING SAFETY & SECURITY
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COVER SHOT:
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CARIBBEAN NEWS
YACHT CLUB NEWS


19 SAILING HUMOR
The Joys of Shipboard Electronics
Sailing with Charlie: Life's Choices

22 RACING CIRCUIT
Regattas Behind the Scenes:
The Value of Sponsorship
Desjoyeaux Wins Vendee Globe
The Virtual Racing Sailor

29 OUR NATURAL WORLD
A Reprieve for Turtles
Why is it Called a Booby?
77 CARIBBEAN DINING
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79 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE
88 MARKETPLACE


SPONSOR DIRECTORY
CHARTERING
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become an imperative.
Individuals, organizations and governments are adapting better practices all throughout our
region. For example, project developers in Bonaire are exceeding their goals and anticipate a
shift to a 100% sustainable energy supply for the island within five years, thanks to a govern-
ment-endorsed wind farm and biodiesel plant using fuel derived from algae.
All at Sea continues to share the concerns of and contributions made by the nautical commu-
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find out what island governments and marinas are doing to preserve your safety and well-being.
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Horizon Yacht Charters
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Each Horizon base (British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Grenada and St
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Privateer Overall Winner in
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Roger Sturgeon's STP65 Rosebud/Team DYT (Fort Lauderdale) took
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Ron O'Hanley of Boston, Mass, skipper of Privateerwhich tookthe overall
title among the 12 boats that started. www.montegobayrace.com.


Next World Yacht Racing Forum Announced
The 2nd edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum will take place
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inaugural event brought together 350 participants from 37 countries.
Delegates included America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race team
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industry suppliers, cities and venues. St. Maarten's Robbie Ferron
represented the Caribbean in 2008. (See February All at Sea for a report.)
www.worldyachtracingforum.com.


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Yachtsign Introduces
Waterproof Luminaries
The Manufacturer of Yachtsigno
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luminaries to solve failing light
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yachts. www.yachtsign.com


New Raymarine A-Series Recognized
Awarded Best Product of the Year in the electronics category by
Motor Boating Magazine, Raymarine's revamped A-Series was
sited as a "significant waypoint in the evolution of the electronics
suite." The product line consists of chartplotters and fishfinders
with high resolution 2D, 3D and aerial photo charts that use HD
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www.raymarine.com


St. Kitts Christophe Harbour
Welcomes First Yachts for Previews
Six luxury yacht owners, crews, government officials and other guests
attended a "Crew Rendezvous" event in December to preview plans
for a new mega-yacht harbour and marina at the developing Christophe
Harbour resort on St. Kitts' southeastern peninsula. The resort is
expected to launch in 2011 and will include an 18 hole golf course.The
planned marina will accommodate yachts up to 300 feet.


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St. Thomas Spring Charter Yacht Show April 21-23
Virgin Islands Charter Yacht League and Yacht Haven Grande will bring together international
megayachts of all sizes with Virgin Islands-based Charter Yachts, all to be on display for the
worldwide charter broker community this month. "What better venue to showcase to the world
that the territory's charter yacht Industry is active and open for business than to host a world
class event at our very own world class marina facility," said VICL Director Erik Ackerson. Call
Kristen Galloway, YHG Marina Manager, at 340-774-9500 for reservations and VICL member
exclusive discounted dockage. To register your vessel or to participate as a marine related
vendor, contact Ackerson at 340-774-3944 or erik@vicl.org. _&


Ralph Christiansen
Avid billfishermen Ralph Christiansen
of Puerto Rico, died February 8, 2009,
after his chartered airplane crashed
into the sea off Puerto Rico en route
from the Dominican Republic where
he was enjoying some angling over
the full moon aboard his 60-foot,
Pescador. Christiansen's contribution
to the sport is legendary. He released
more than 1,000 blue marlin in his
lifetime and was a founder of the
Billfish Foundation. Most recently,
The Billfish Foundation awarded
him the Top Tagging Angler for
Blue Marlin in the Atlantic Ocean
in 2008. "Ralph was one of the
best anglers in the sport and we
here in the Virgin Islands have long
enjoyed his friendship," said Jimmy
Loveland, who directs the USVI Open
Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament.
-Carol Bareuther



Jean Allaire
Bernard Sillen of Budget Marine sent
his thoughts on the late Jean Allaire:
"This is what I would say (not in
past but in present): He is a wild sea
sailing, but not a social person. He
has an extreme large respect for the
people of the sea that don't count
their stories, and keeps his distance
from those that speak too much about
sea life. The friendly but wild Island (St
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Antigua Yacht Club
Live aboard, cruising sailor, Kristen Buckley, on Sayonara with her
husband David volunteered a report to All at Sea on their short term
membership at the Antigua Yacht Club:
For cruisers who love sailing but don't have the room or desire to store
a sailing dinghy on deck, we found the perfect solution. Go to Antigua,
anchor in Falmouth Harbor, join the Antigua Yacht Club (AYC) and sail
the trade winds on Lasers, Sport 16's and Beach Cats.
The Antigua Yacht Club has made
lntigua Yacht it easy for visitors of all kinds who
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warm welcome 4 have a passion for sailing to join the
to visitors 4 club with short term membership
1 plans. For $50US a week or $100US a
month, you can become a temporary
hsmember and enjoy use of their boats
and facilities. It seemed the goal for
the club was to get people out on
the water and they are succeeding.
Dinghy sailing has to be one
of the most competitive types of
racing and the guys at AYC Carl, Jarisse, Jamarly and others take
it seriously, but have a lot of fun doing it. They were the most gracious
hosts and encouraged us to participate in every event coordinated by
AYC. The club also had amazing programs for kids. They paid close
attention and taught sailing techniques to all; pointing out good and
bad form, lineup position for racing, correct sail trim, and coached each
sailor to better performance. Carl, who manages the sailing programs
and more, represented Antigua racing Lasers in the Olympics so
everyone was learning from one of the best.
Dave raced regularly and found, for one design racing, there was
always a nice crowd of up to 15 Lasers which was impressive for
random weekday evenings. The races were complete with people
from beginners to very experienced racers; a mix of locals, cruisers,
land based visitors and crew from the yachts. Dave and I raced
the Sport 16's together in the High Tide Series and, as temporary
members of the club, were included in the prize giving. Having missed
the ceremony, we later found a bottle of English Harbor Rum in our
cockpit. Now that's what we call a special delivery!
We shared many laughs and friendly "digs" during our time spent
at AYC and after three weeks in Antigua, we found it was the people
who made our experience so wonderful.


Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club
Following the club's annual meeting, new board members were
announced: Simon Wood Commodore, Dick Schoonover Vice
Commodore, Judy Petz Secretary, Stan Sexton Treasurer, Guy
Eldridge Captain of Sailing, Richard Wooldridge Captain of Sailing
Development, Mike Kirk Membership, Lis Robertson House, and
Nick Cunha Captain of Angling.


St. Croix Yacht Club
Ellen Sanpere reported that a fleet of seven heavy cruisers, two racer-
cruisers and one trimaran completed the annual Race Around St. Croix
on Sunday, January 25, 2009. "Conditions were those racers dream about
for most of the two days: 12-16 knots out of the ENE, with an occasional
gust to 18 knots just to keep it interesting. As in previous years, the race
ran from Pull Point on the north shore, clockwise around the biggest
U.S. Virgin Island, and included an overnight stop in Frederiksted. A new
feature this year was a just-for-fun power boat rally; two showed up to
brave the rugged east end and the reef enshrouded south shore. Sightings
of rainbows, whales and leatherback turtles were reported." With CSA
correction factors, final results were (top five): 1, Cayennita Grande, J-36,
Tony & Ellen Sanpere; 2, El Presidente, Thomas 35, Jeff Fangmann; 3,
Barbaric Yawp, Tartan 30, Taylor Babb; 4, Piglet, Newick 23 Teegull, Joe &
Julie San Martin; 5, Serenity, Morgan 45, Dave & Shannon Altom.


St. Maarten Yacht Club
Ruargh Findlay reported that St. Maarten Yacht Club's team made a
clean sweep of the Opti and Laser classes when they participated in the
2009 Anguilla Dinghy Regatta organised by the Anguilla Youth Sailing
Club. The event incorporated the Optimist Junior Championships
and three additional events for Lasers, Hobi Cats and 420's open
to all ages. Principal sponsor of the event was St Maarten's David
Antrobus, General Manager (north Caribbean) of the Sol Group,
supporters of many regional sailing competitions.


St. Thomas Yacht Club
A record number of people welcomed new Commodore Bill
Newbold and his officers and Board at the club's Commodore's Ball.
CyThompson was awarded the Mac DTrophyfora careerof excellence in
Junior sailing, presented bythe award's creator, Past CommodoreJohn
Jouett, who came from Portland for the festivities. -


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SHIPBOARD ELECTRICS

COPYRIGHT 2009 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER


I believe a loving God gave sailors wind-and Satan gave them
12 volts D.C. to balance things out. As near as I can tell, the
sole purpose of my shipboard electrical system is to bedevil
me. I grew up on a boat with kerosene lamps and had an idyllic
childhood. Now my modest 38 foot vessel has over 100 electric
devices-and suicide is looking like a good option. (I'll have to drown
myself; electrocution isn't a reliable method.)
I'm not the first sailor to feel this way. The term 'marine electronics'
and "frustration' are synonyms. The problem is systemic. I mean, it is
built right into the language: fuses reFUSE to make contact. Circuit
breakers are so expensive you end up BROKE. Engine alternators
are so undependable that you have to have two and ALTERNATE
their use...
...see what I mean?
Perhaps we should start at the beginning-with our starting battery.
There are different types of marine batteries. Gel cells are only
recommended for sailors with kinky hair Deep cycle batteries are best
if your boat sinks often. Amp hours refer to how many hours you have
to spend working on your electrical system to get one measly amp out
of it. Careful of your eyes: batteries contain acid-but not the kind we
used to love back in the 1960s.
...speaking of alternative lifestyles and marine electronics-most
modern boats have 'digital om' meters to measure if their captain is
Zen enough for ocean cruising. You can set these 'om meters' to AC
or DC or both...depending on your sexual orientation. Most of them
also have a continuity function-for instance, if a sailor has numerous
wives but they are all named Susan... that's continuity AND variety...
a marital two-fer!
Where was I? Ah, yes. Electrical bedevilment...
I remember the good old days with great fondness-when we had
only a few electric thingies which didn't work-now we have dozens
and dozens. My latest bank-account draining electro-gizmo is my AIS
(Automatic Identification System)... which graphically tells me which
Class A ships will pass close enough to Wild Card to be able to easily
drop me new circuit boards.
My Furuno radar also has a nifty new San Francisco 'gay-dar' function
which blips only homosexual-oriented craft. (I thought this function
was useless until I had to go stern-to the quay in Greece.)
Nowadays, with Obama and all, we have integrated circuits. I'm okaywith
this-as long as we're striving for equal opportunity and not outcome.
Marine wire sizes can be difficult to understand. As a memory aid, I
remember that most marine wires should be 12 gauge-which is the
same gauge as the shotgun you'll want when your circuits don't work.
Battery cables, however, use a completely different measure system
because, if they're large enough, they 'ought' to work.
Color-coding is important. When I was in continental America I
used primarily white wire but when I moved to the Virgins I switched


to black... and now in Southeast Asia I'm tossing in some red and
yellow... in deference to China's growing economic clout.
Pink wire speaks for itself.
I used to use paper charts. They were cheap, never malfunctioned
and were easily understood. Thus, we discarded them in favor of a 'nav
plotter.' These are expensive, often fail at critical moments and are
almost impossible to use in an emergency-all of which is why they're
so popular on boats which seldom leave the marina.
I find wind generators VERY democratic-I mean, nobody in the
anchorage can sleep when it sounds like a turbo-chopper is landing
on their foredeck.
Actually, my wind generator is relatively quiet. So quiet, in fact, I can
hear the reggae music in the background as its service department
personnel tells me to kiss off. (Just kidding!)
Some people love 'towed' generators-but my wind gen snapped
off all three of its blades within seconds of being tossed over the
transom at eight knots-go figure, eh?
Let's face it: most cruising wives are out-of-shape. Thus, if the lass
attempts to haul up the anchor, she gets winded. So, naturally, she
demands a windlass. I purchased mine in New Zealand. We call it, well,
Max-because of its price.
We can raise and lower our anchor from our cockpit via toe buttons.
This works well-except one time while practicing the Karma Sutra...
my lusty wife and I ended up unexpectedly drifting through the
anchorage during a reverse cowgirl.
Yes, shipboard living can be exciting. For example, my nav computer
has a 'mother' board which is half of what I shout whenever it blows up.
As I'm sure you've noticed, I'm really intrigued with the humor of
language: do you really think they're called 'running lights' because of
how fast they run down the battery?
Once, while a teen-ager, I took a girl to a remote anchor for a
romantic evening. When she rejected my advances, I angrily turned


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on my 'steaming' light to return her to the marina. I mean, I'm not
paranoid-nautical nomenclature really is screwing with me!
Perhaps I'm a tad dim-but aren't LED lights weak? Mine barely
illuminate what I'd like to see... if I had a real incandescent bulb. The
brightest things I've seen about them is the manufacturer's bottom line.
Of course, they get a lot of praise for being 'energy efficient' which
doesn't seem fair After all, I napped for months and nobody praised
me. Ditto, the mystery of what is causing global warming-which
has sky-rocketed since cardiologists began recommending we baby-
boomers consume a huge bowl of oat bran every morning.
Yes, they refer to this odoriferous situation as 'green' house gases
because that's the color my wife turns when I try to 'stealth' her while
looking innocent. (I recently heard her tell a friend, rather callously, I
thought, "Thank God for wind scoops! If not for flatulence, he'd have
nothing to offer!")
Somehow, nothing I do seems to "...they get a lot of
turn out right. For example: I have a praise for being energy
burglar alarm on Wild Card, the 38 efficient ... I napped
foot garbage scow my wife and I live f
for months and nobody
aboard. If a teef opens the hatch,
a loud siren sounds and a bright praised me."
strobe blinks. Alas, I didn't stop
there. I added a 'panic button' beside my forecastle bunk-so that
if I hear a teef aboard, I scare them away without losing my beauty
sleep. This panic button works 100% of the time it isn't needed
and NEVER when it is. Only my wife can see the bright side of this
situation: "They always run away when they hear you shouting your
disgusting obscenities at the panic button," she notes, "so it DOES
work, in a sense!"
I guess there's a lot of stuff I can't make sense of. Like why did Ms.
Clinton quit being a senator so she could be a secretary? That seems
dumb-even by Washington standards. Other things seem blatantly
obvious to me: how an administration which has both looted the
national treasury AND emptied the pockets of Wall Street might say,
when realizing their ship of state is irreversibly headed for the financial
rocks, "...do you think we could find some nice young colored fellow
to pin the blame on?"
I'm beginning to believe I'm just too old to understand this stuff. I
mean, back in the 1960s when I purchased my first boat, 'getting lit'
had an entirely different meaning. Now I get easily confused. Example:
when I purchased my new AIS unit, I thought the salesman asked me if
my ship's bridge was "humility-controlled."
"Not really," I said, somewhat taken aback. "Although I suppose if I
could work on my modesty a bit... well, I'd be perfect. And, yes, I suppose
if another man had my ego HE would be vain... but I don't see how..."
"Fatty," my wife butted in, "I think he said 'humidity-controlled' as
in not-too-damp."
Oophs. I hate it when she's right-especially about the electro-bits.
But 'No worries, mate!' as our Aussie friends say. If need be, I can
always instantly win an argument on intelligence with her by holding
up our marriage certificate, .



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


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SAILING WITH CHARLIE
LIFE'S CHOICES


BYJULIAN PUTLEY


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TODAY'S CITY DWELLER: Get up while it's
still dark; get the kids up by threat and
force. High-pitched orders and responses
at almost scream level. Run to the car
with coffee in plastic cup and shoelaces
still undone. Drive for two minutes and
then join the queue in the traffic jam. Get
the finger for pushing in. Arrive at office five
minutes late, nowhere to park. Drive around the
block once, finally find a spot but narrowly lose it to dork in law
office next door.
Arrive in office half an hour late, get shouted at by boss.
Open mail and find 1) a summons for unpaid speeding ticket. 2)
Complaint for sexual harassment-you happened to bump into
fat, unattractive coffee woman. 3) Warning for not implementing
required fire drill. 4) Fees that you earned are being challenged
by dork from competing law office. 5) Results from doctor's
office saying your blood pressure is high, cholesterol level is
dangerous and you're on the road for a stroke. Reminder that
your colonoscopy is scheduled for next week. 6) Letter from
the IRS. You're being audited at an unspecified time within
next two weeks. "Better to fess up now," it says. You work hard
all day, miss lunch and leave office at 9 p.m. Find two wheels
missing from your car "Please drive to police station to file a
report," says desk sergeant.

CHARLIE, THE CRUISING SAILOR: Get up to magical sunrise,
enjoy coffee in the cockpit while listening to 'Easy morning
music' on FM. Write 'to do' list during second cup and watch
hot babes on next boat going skinny dipping. Dinghy ashore
to buy warm croissants, French bread and tropical fruit for
late breakfast. Spend morning doing chores on board: a little
varnishing, tune up outboard, pump up dinghy. Test outboard
and when hot babe waves, you maneuver over to their boat and
have a chat. Afternoon sail with snorkeling trip arranged. Short
close reach to Palm Tree Island. Enjoy snorkeling in sparkling
clear water and watching amazing reef action and hot babes
snorkeling. Try to start engine but it fails to start. Oh dear, babes
will have to stay the night on board; they don't mind at all. Fix
dynamite Planter's Punches. After second round one hot babe
complains of sunburn and Charlie, ever the chivalrous host,
volunteers to massage it better with jelly from Aloe Vera plant
he just happens to have on board. Other hot babe becomes
jealous; needs massaging too. After a third round they all end
up in a pile on Charlie's queen size fore peak berth. No sign of
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REGATTAS BEHIND THE SCENES

THE VALUE OF SPONSORSHIP


BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD




without them on board it's just about impossible to host
both large and small Caribbean regattas. And even if you
have a seemingly-solid sponsor on board, circumstances
may change suddenly, as was the case this year for Antigua Sailing
Week. (See preview article this issue.)
Heather Tackling, director of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
says, "Large events take large amounts of money to run. Sponsors
play a vital role in making sure we can pay our bills."
Sponsors are crucial to smaller regattas as well, says Julie San
Martin, director of the St. Croix International Regatta. "Even a club
race tends to be an expense item. Entries almost never cover the cost
of the prizes."
Seeking sponsorship is a job in itself. "For 2007 and 2008, our
regatta team members delivered and sent sponsorship packages to
every business we thought might be a possibility," says San Martin.
This year, the commodore is part of our regatta team and she asked
the Yacht Club membership to contribute and they have. The largest
contribution was $2500; the others are smaller As a result, we'll likely
cover our expenses."
The St. Thomas Yacht Club's International Rolex Regatta has had
the same major sponsor for 36 years. "Having a long time sponsor with
the international reach and prestige of Rolex assures recognition and
makes it mandatory to put on as close to a flawless regatta as possible.
Which in turn makes attracting local support that much easier. We
consider it essential to include local businesses in the regatta," says
regatta co-director, John Sweeney
Seeking sponsorship is even tougher this year with the world's
economic woes. Tackling says, "Potential sponsors with whom we
have been negotiating for months have pulled back and put us on
hold. Everyone is watching their money...so we too are on hold and
trying to find new sponsors outside of the local market, companies
with global marketing goals who have bigger marketing budgets than
our local businesses and are able to take risks at this time."
Money and more is what regatta organizers look for from sponsors.
In the past, says Tackling, "we were open to almost anything, but as
times have changed it is more important for us to receive money. We
also will take in-kind services but unfortunately that does not always
assist with the bills that we have. It also depends greatly on what the
in-kind is. Many of our sponsors are financially supporting us as well as
providing in-kind services, which seems to be the best formula so far."
Some sponsors want to have a 'say' in how the regatta is run, others
do not. "Our title sponsor has influence on some aspects of the
racing," says Sweeney "In exchange, we have course marks bearing
their logos and great prizes to award. But on the whole, our sponsors
provide us plenty of latitude on how we choose to run the event on
and off the water"


Tackling adds, "We make it very clear that we will run the event as
professionally as possible and will adhere to the ISAF rules of sailing,
and that the event is owned by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club. We always
listen to ideas but it's important to establish the role of the sponsor
from early on."




A SPONSOR SPEAKS
H eineken is likely one of the best-known sponsors of
sailing events in the Caribbean, most notably of St.
Maarten's Heineken Regatta. According to local legend,
a few cold Heineken beers were tossed by spectators at sailors
aboard the seven boats racing in the first St. Maarten regatta and
the Heineken sponsorship was born.
John Leone, director of Heineken St. Maarten/St. Martin, says,
"Over the years, we became partners with the Sint Maarten
Yacht Club."
Heineken staff meets with the St. Maarten Yacht Club regatta
organizers throughout the year as part of the event's steering
committee. This committee is the main body to plan and execute
the event, and it involves a personal and professional contribution
from all members.


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What do organizers owe back to sponsors? "Sponsors look for
association with a great product," says Sweeney "They want and
deserve to be highly visible to our competitors and a part of the local
and international news that the event generates."
Niki Borde, managerof Trinidad &Tobago-based Regatta Promoters
who put on the Tobago Carnival Regatta February 10-14, says, "I tend
to place sponsors in different aspects of the regatta, so that they 'own'
that segment. In this way, they get total coverage in their particular
segment. For example, at our regatta, Carib sponsored the beach
games and bars, so they got coverage on the beach. Bmobile got the
regatta village, so the village was green with their logo."
In addition to exposure during the event, Tackling says, "More
importantly we offer exposure year round through our website,
press releases, poster and brochures. The event is three days but our
sponsors gain months and months of exposure which is extremely
important. The more you can give them the happier they are."
What are a few good nuggets of advice on the sponsorship front?
Sweeney says, "Stay focused on delivering a memorable event to
the competitors and involve a potential sponsor to the fullest extent
possible. Don't forget, we're marketing a product just like they are."
Contracts can be very tricky and once you put something in the
agreement it is very difficult to take it out, says Tackling, "so make sure
what's written on paper is something you can live with forever"
Borde says, "I would advise a promoter to create a very
comprehensive proposal, giving a good overall view of what they
want to accomplish and the value of the event to the Sponsor and
the community. And, one of the many don'tt" for me is, never use a
negative word in your presentation. Also, never beg for money. If you
have to, then your event is not worth the investment or you don't know
what you are doing. If you present a good proposal and you have a
confident manner, more often than not they will want in. Let them ask
how much. Then, hit them for all you can get." _


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






Leone says, "We take on all the costs and work involved in throwing
the famous Heineken Regatta parties. This is a huge undertaking
considering the parties are held in multiple locations around Sint
Maarten and Saint Martin. We coordinate all the bands, sound, lights,
drinks, food, permits etc. It takes all year to plan and execute the
operational tasks for the regatta, as it takes the Sint Maarten Yacht
club all year to promote and organize the sailing race. The yacht club
can rest at night, while we handle all the evening entertainment."
"We are also able to work with other sponsors to bring added
elements to the event," Leone adds. "Because the event is as big
and the island is so small, we like to say 'it takes the whole island
to throw a party this big!' It's true. If we did not get help from the
two Island Governments and other businesses around the island
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Familiar face around the Caribbean is famous French sail-
or Michel Desjoyeaux, winner of the 2008-2009 Vendee
Globe. This marks the second time Desjoyeaux has won
this challenging around-the-world race, breaking the record by fin-
ishing the solo race in Sables d'Olonne, France on February 1, 2009
after 84 days, 3 hours, and 9 minutes-and 28,300 miles-at sea.
He beat the old record by more than three days. And he is the first
sailor to ever win the race twice!
As for his Caribbean credits, Desjoyeaux won the first Ag2r
transatlantic race from France to Saint Barth in 1992, the Route
du Rhum (France-Guadeloupe) in 2002, and the Jacques Vabre in
2007. And those are just a few of the wins in his incredible career.
For the 2008 Vendee Globe, he sailed aboard the powerful 60'
Foncia, designed by Bruce Farr Yacht Design.
Other renowned sailors in the Vendee Globe who have sailed
in Caribbean waters include Roland Jourdain, who won the Route
du Rhum in 2006, the Jacques Vabre in 1995 and 2001, and the
Ag2r in 1994, among his many other wins. Armel Le Cleach also
has some Caribbean sailing experience, in the Route du Rhum
coming in fourth in 2006, the Ag2r in 2004, and participating in the
2007 Jacques Vabre race. And Jean Le Cam was the winner of the
Ag2r in 1994 (and also participated in 1996 and 2008).
The Vendee Globe is one of the world's most taxing nautical
adventures: almost three months at sea, sailing alone, non-stop,
and without assistance, while facing dangerous weather conditions,
often quite far from any shores. Of the 30 boats that started
last November 9, at least 18 did not finish. As for Desjoyeaux,
hopefully his itinerary will bring him back to the Caribbean in the
near future: maybe for the Transat Ag2r in 2010. -


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display some very strange
behavior At all hours of the day
and night, over and above work-
ing hours, he wanted to go to his
office. Having been married to him
for 34 years, I am aware he's a bit
of a workaholic, but this was some-
how different. Any excuse would do
and even trying to lure him away for
the weekend to a nearby getaway
became difficult.
Eventually, after checking that the
business was going fine, neither so
busy that he had to work double time
to keep up, nor so slow that he had '
to put in double time to generate
more jobs, I got to the bottom of
the mystery He had become a virtual
sailor and his office computer had
become his cockpit and console.
Not being able to participate
in real round the world racing, he had logged onto two virtual
races, the Vendee Globe (VirtualRegatt.com) and Volvo Ocean
Race (VolvoOceanRaceGame.org) and was fulfilling his childhood
dream of being up there with the best sailors in the world, battling
wind and sea. Fortunately, it could all be done from his computer
without the painful cold and exhaustion, crew tension and sponsor
pressure of the modern racer.
He sits in front of the computer screen umming and ahhing
about which sail to put up or take down without touching anything
salty or soggy, and happily commits his vessel to high winds or a
close shave with a dangerous coastline, without the least concern
about safety or rebellious, seasick crew.
The difference between virtual racing and the real thing is vast,
but they do share one thing in common-once you are hooked,
you're hooked! The yachts are identical, so it is skipper pitting
his skills against skipper as conditions change. A lot of the fun is
observing other racers around you as well as at the front of the
fleet and comparing what they are doing. It is obvious from the
frequency with which some virtual competitors are tacking, that
they must set an alarm clock to wake up every couple of hours
throughout the night to adjust their sails and direction. I tell you,
this is serious stuff.
The wind changes are up on the website every day at 6 a.m.
and 6 p.m., Trinidad time, and at these times Niels, and about a
million other virtual wannabeee" sailors are jamming the internet,
desperate to get their next virtual fix. When he can't tweak his sails


and sailing angles every day to make the best of the wind shifts, he
gets withdrawal symptoms. So our recent sailing trips away on the
real thing, our ketch Baraka, posed a problem.
When we went to Grenada for four days, he pointed his virtual
boat on what he thought was a good line down the east coast of
South America, only to come back and find that he was heading
for Antarctica, couldn't turn the yacht around, and had to ask the
organizers to restart him, losing a hundreds of thousands of places.
When we spent nine days in the Monamo River in Venezuela over
Christmas, careful routing was needed to get the virtual yacht to
clear the next two "ice gates" and at the same time not collide with
the southern tip of New Zealand. This maneuver was successfully
accomplished through blind luck, but at the cost of 4,000 places.
A grounding at Cape Horn while in Scotland Bay for the weekend,
cost several thousand more. At one stage, much to his glee, two
other competitors, thinking he was onto something, followed his
straight line course, also losing places, before realizing that his
yacht was "skipperless."
Positions change wildly at the start of each race leg, and one can
drop from 1500 to 35,000 in a couple of hours. At being forced to
restart at a position of 128,000, Niels has now managed to claw his
way up to 44,000 and is hoping to finish at better than that. First or
last, it is obviously great fun as 319,000 other armchair competitors
can confirm. It is also good theoretical weather routing practice for
when we eventually sail back home through the Pacific and Indian
Oceans to South Africa. -


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A REPRIEVE

FOR THE TURTLES


BY BECKY A. BAUER


Last month we reported on the Intent to Sue letter delivered
to the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service by a coalition
of environmental groups in an attempt to protect sea turtles
in the Gulf of Mexico. Good News!
On January 29th, the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management
Council voted to shut down longline, shallow water (above 300 feet)
fishing off the Gulf Coast of Florida for a period of six months to
begin by June 2009. The management council's decision remains
to be approved by the NMFS. Roy Crabtree, the NMFS southeast
regional administrator stated, "We have obligations to protect
them," and indicated his agency would act as quickly as possible in
the face of studies showing that 1,000 Loggerheads, Kemps Ridley,
and Green sea turtles are taken incidentally by longline fisheries
every 12-18 months.
According to an article published in the Orlando Sentinel on
January 31, 2009, "During the shutdown, officials, fishermen and
conservationists plan to draw up a long-term conservation plan, which
could involve measures such as reducing the number of boats, banning
squid bait and permanently ending long-line fishing."
Dave Allison of Oceana stated in the Orlando Sentinel article that
banning longline fisheries was not enough to save the sea turtles from
extinction, "What we need to do is [pass] a Sea Turtle Protection Act
to give sea turtles the same kind of protection that mammals get.
There are a lot of other issues, as the fishermen point out. There are
problems with nesting beaches, with lights on the beaches, with the
armoring of the coast."
Loggerheads, the species representing approximately 80% of the
turtles taken by Gulf longliners, are the only members of the genus
Caretta. One of the largest sea turtle species, they can weigh up to
800 pounds with carapaces (shells) 3 /2 feet long. Their skin is yellowish
and their carapaces are rust colored although they may appear to be
gray, green, and brown due to the various marine life that are attached.
A Loggerhead's carapace is a microcosm of marine life; scientists
discovered over 100 distinct species of marine life, both plant and
animal, attached to one Loggerhead's carapace, more than found on
any other species of sea turtle.
Loggerheads have large heads with powerful jaws that crush the
mollusks, crustaceans, shrimp, crab, jellyfish, Portuguese-Man-O-War,
and the occasional fish upon which they feed. Because they often
forage in the sea floor, they are beneficial in turning over and helping
to refresh bottom sands.
Loggerhead sea turtles are highly migratory, traveling long distances
with one juvenile recently tracked by satellite crossing the open Pacific
from Japan to Baja, California. Comparing genetics of Loggerhead in
Baja to those in Japan, scientists had suspected for some time that the
turtles were crossing the Pacific. Satellite tracking has now confirmed
their theory.


Loggerhead nesting areas are found from Brazil north to the US in
Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina, from Australia to
New Guinea, and from South Africa to India. They're also found in the
Mediterranean, along the coasts of Italy, Libya, and Morocco. While
Loggerheads are listed as threatened by the International Union for the
Conservation of Nature (IUCN), they are listed as endangered in the U.S.
Populations of breeding females have suffered a serious decline and
continue to do so; 1/3 of the total world population of breeding females
nest on Florida beaches, particularly along the Gulf Coast. Over the past
10 years, observers along Florida's Gulf Coast have noted a 40% decline
in the number of nesting Loggerheads making the 6 month closure of
longline fishing a critical element to the preservation of the species.
Although little is known about the mating behavior of any sea turtle
species, it is believed Loggerhead mating takes place between March
and June. Females nest on beaches at night beginning as early as April
and continuing through September with the heaviest activity taking
place in June and July. Gravid females lay between 100-125 eggs.
Incubation takes from 53-68 days depending upon the temperature.
As with other turtle and many reptile species, the temperature of the
nest determines the hatchlings' sex.
The eggs hatch at night; the hatchlings are approximately 3" long
when they emerge to begin their short but dangerous struggle to the
sea. What draws them to the sea is light; the nighttime horizon over
the sea is lighter than that on land. Tragically for the turtles, artificial
light along the coasts from homes and commercial establishments
confuses them so they move away from the sea and toward impending
death. Even when they do head directly toward the sea they can fall
victim to unleashed pets, wild animals, and careless beach goers who
crush unhatched eggs or run over and step on new hatchlings.
The hatchlings that make it to the sea are gobbled up by waiting
marine predators and sea birds before they can swim far off shore
where scientists believe they live in flotsam and sargassum rafts for
3-7 years before returning to the coasts as juveniles. Out of a clutch of
100-125 eggs, only a very few live to adulthood.
Future columns will focus on the species of turtles affected by the
January Florida ruling since they are found throughout All At Sea's
circulation area as well as many other parts of the world. -


After 30 years as a wild and domestic animal rescuer, rehabber, and
educator in the states, Becky Bauer became a scuba instructor and
award-winning journalist covering the marine environment in the
Caribbean. She is a contributing photographer to NOAA.


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WHY IS IT CALLED A BOOBY?

BY DEVI SHARP


Have you ever wondered why a bird that is such an elegant
flyer and diver is called a booby? The name "booby"
comes from the Spanish word bobo, which means fool or
jester Boobies are clumsy on the land, and like other seabirds can
be very tame. Although they are powerful and agile fliers, they are
particularly clumsy in takeoffs and landings; they use strong winds
and high perches to assist their takeoffs.
In the Caribbean the most common booby we see is the Brown
Booby, which of course is not all brown. Its head, upper body and
back are dark brown, with a sharply contrasting white belly. The
bare facial skin around the bill may vary in color by region, sex, age,
and time of year. During breeding season males usually have blue
skin around the bill, and, as in the photo, females have yellow skin
with a dark spot in front of the bill. The feet and bill vary and may be
bright yellow, pink, or grayish. Juveniles are grayish brown on the
back with slightly darker head, wings and tail. Their belly is mottled
brown and white. The adult brown booby reaches about 76 cm.
(30 in.) in length.


Boobies plunge-dive from
heights up to 15 m (50 feet). The
dive starts with wings folded
next to body, and as the bird
approaches the water the wings
are thrust straight out over its
back, touching in the middle.
A dive may reach just below
surface, or to as much as 2 m
(6 feet) deep. Brown Boobies
commonly feed in areas where
large predatory fish such as tuna
drive smaller fish to the surface.
They feed on squid and small


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which means fool
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fish, especially flying fish. They can use their feet and wings for
underwater propulsion.
The Brown Booby nest is only a small depression, sometimes
lined with grass, bones or other bits of trash. The nests are


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vegetation types and geologic features. There are usually two
eggs laid and incubation lasts for 43 days. More often than not,
only one chick survives to fledge after 85-105 days. The chick
is then cared for another 118-259 days. They do not breed
until they are two to three years old. Brown Booby pairs may
remain together over several seasons and perform elaborate
greeting rituals.
Although Brown Boobies are common in many areas in the
Caribbean, development and predators have caused severe
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Cruisers from around the globe support Olivier Pitras' newest adventure "Expedition Around
North America," a 12 month sail of some 18,000 nautical miles that will take place in 21 stages
and over nine seas, but with only one goal: to testify on climate change while exploring options
available now on our planet to lessen the impact of global warming.


To Pitras, a handsome Frenchman who has been sailing most of his
life, global warming and the melting of the icecaps is a real problem
with terrifying consequences for human beings.
I chatted with Olivier at Shelter Bay Marina in Panama just after he
had gone through the canal with 12,800 miles (23,700 km) behind him
in this expedition. He told me, "Our planet is like a boat and we are all
the same crew. In 1999, I made the same passage, circumnavigating
North America, and have seen a tremendous change in the melting of
the icecaps between 1999 and 2009. It is the purpose of our expedition
to provide necessary information that will educate the world as to our
findings. Our aim is to help make the planet healthy through exposure
as to what is happening.
"The philosophy of our expedition is to provide the knowledge
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our dependence on fossil fuels and to develop new
technology about sustainable energy that is cheaper
than what we are now using. The youth are very into
this France is leading in environmental education
and we would like to set an example, in education,
for the world. We are now on the natural global
warming cycle that is being accelerated by human
industrial activities.
"Instead of denouncing what is happening, we
are meeting with knowledgeable people scientists,
writers, business executives, etc., with solutions and
are conferring with them. We are all looking into
new technology now that corporations are aware
of what is happening on a planetary level and we
have every reason to feel that this approach will be
most successful."
Pitras and his crew started on May 17, in Tromso,
Norway, where his sailing vessel, Southern Star, a 75'
Aluminum Sloop designed by William Tripp and built
by Stephens Marine USA, departed with a crew of 12
scientists, educators and journalists aboard.
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The team then speaks with local scientists and researchers with
whom they will collaborate in an effort to combine their findings
at research centers or within individual fields of study thus leading
to publication.
Since leaving Vancouver, conferences have been held at each
stop that are providing focus on different themes related to climate
change and thus emphasize the continuing need for international
cooperation in establishing foundations for a sustainable economic
development for the well being of our planet and all life living on it,
for the future.
After my talk with Olivier I am convinced of the necessity of
acting upon positive solutions immediately in this field and wish this
expedition great success. For details: www.69nord.com/english --



Nancy Terrell is a freelance writer who has lived in the Caribbean for
22 years. She holds a Master's Degree in Literature and is currently
cruising on her trawler, Swan Song.


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beaches, calm coves and historic harbors are
one of the main attractions for visitors to the
Caribbean. Soon, sightseers and travelers alike
will be able to enjoy this wondrous water world
in an eco-friendly way aboard both a 'green'
power day sail catamaran on the U.S. Virgin
Island of St. Croix and a 'green' ferryboat that
runs between St. Croix and St. Thomas.
Big Beard Adventure Tours' owner, Captain John 'Big Beard' Macy,
an Oregon native who transplanted to the island nearly thirty years
ago, says, "We've always been a sailboat company. However, we
wanted to offer our customers the option of a catamaran that moved
more quickly. In these times of environmental concern and rising fuel
prices, we felt a power catamaran that was a hybrid vessel was the best
way to go."
Macy explains just what 'hybrid' means, as designed and built by St.
Croix-based Gold Coast Yachts. "The vessel is powered by two diesel
engines and two electric engines. We will use the diesels to power us
out to Buck Island and at the same time they will be charging a bank
of batteries that energize the electric engines. When we come into a
pristine lagoon, or harbor, we will shut down the diesels and come in
under the electric engines silently and pollution free."
As for fuel, says Roger Hatfield who, with Rich Difede, owns Gold
Coast Yachts, "This vessel uses about half the fuel that a contemporary
design would use, even though it's not been specifically designed for
maximum fuel efficiency."
While not a hybrid vessel, some of Gold Coast's previous builds
have also been extremely fuel-efficient.
"How about an 83-foot wave-piercing cat that burns a gallon a
mile at 21 knots with 80 passengers aboard in rough conditions?"
says Hatfield. "FASTCAT II, the 83-footer that we built back in May
of 1999, has been running the 80 miles from Key West out to the Dry
Tortugas. Short of running on hydrofoils, it is the most fuel-efficient
cat we know of."
Forty-two feet in length, the longest size vessel allowed in the Virgin
Islands' National Park waters surrounding Buck Island, Big Beard's new
power catamaran will carry 49 guests aboard. Another of the new cat's
cool features is the opportunity for glass bottom viewing. Big Beard's
current 42-foot sailing catamaran, the popular Renegade, claims
the fame of being the only sailboat on St. Croix with an underwater
viewing window. What takes the power cat's view port one step further
is the ability to lower and raise its glass bottom box. This prevents
a natural green mossy growth from building up and blocking the
undersea view.
Big Beard's Adventure Tour's most popular day sail is a full- or half-day
to Buck Island Reef National Monument. Located less than two miles
off the northeast coast of the island, the unspoiled destination is one of
only two Underwater National Monuments in the United States.
Joining Big Beard's new boat on the'green scene', Gold Coast Yachts
is nearing the completion of a 65-foot fuel-efficient power catamaran.
"The new vessel will be ready by the end of the year for inter-island
ferry service between St. Croix and St. Thomas," says Hatfield. "We
figure that the vessel will use only a tenth of the fuel the current cat
uses per crossing." The distance between St. Croix and St. Thomas is
approximately 40 miles.
Going 'green' is not just the wave of the future for power cats it's a
challenge Caribbean boat builders are meeting now. -


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at the iron monster that lives under the stairs and finally, at products
for painting and cleaning.

BOTTOM PAINT
Living in the Caribbean, bottom paint is essential. However, before
choosing the best one for your next refit, look closely-paint
technology has changed. In the old days, the paint with the highest
amount of copper was the best one to use. Copper content might be
in the high eighty percentile. But it put a huge load of copper into the
ocean when the boat was first launched, then the amount of copper
in the paint gradually declined until there was none left. At that point
your choices were to haul, sand off the old paint barrier and reapply
the same old stuff.
Then along came ablative paints. As long as your boat was underway
the paint eroded off the hull exposing a new layer of copper The copper
load stayed high unless the boat lay at a mooring. The trouble is that
many boats stay at a mooring for a long time, so
ablative paints became the right (read
greenest) choice for skippers who
spent a lot of time underway
The most modern paints are X, Ifcux
known as self polishing co-polymer
paints (SPCP) and a have a low
copper load, around 30 to 40%.
(Interlux Micron 66 is one example-
www.yachtpaint.com). They also
react chemically with seawater to
maintain a constant copper loading
around the hull. Such paints may
also have Irgarol (a zinc derivative) ..
to stop slime formation. It has been .
found that if slime is prevented from 1
forming, the cling-ons have nothing
to cling onto and the paint works
better. In addition, such paints may have other
additives intended to cut down on the copper load and fix other
short term paint problems.
So for the boat owner who wants the most efficient, greenest bottom
paint, SPCP paints make the most sense and they are available in the
Caribbean. An additional benefit is that SPCP paints polish themselves
out of existence and as they do so the bottom of your boat's hull gets
smoother So you get a triple benefit in that there is no sanding in the
boatyard before you can repaint, plus you save fuel as the hull bottom
progressively polishes itself smooth.

ENGINES
Like bottom paints, an entire book could be written about going
green in the engine compartment. The first job is to make sure that
the engine is clean that is, air and fuel filters, injectors or spark plugs,
fresh oil should all be changed regularly. If the filters are kept clean the
engine will run far better with fewer emissions.
Next you might want to keep the bilges clean. Not only will this
eliminate odors, but it will also prevent bilge gunk slopping around
and it will allow you to find lost tools without having to detox after
you've reached into the bilge.
The easiest way of keeping the bilge clean is to use one of two
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your bilge. The fish is named after the size of the product from Clean
Water Solutions. For the largest cleaning job there's a whale, for the
smallest a sardine. Inside the sponge-like fish-shaped product is a
hungry microbe that literally eats the oil in the bilge. Simply toss the
whale into the bilge and let it munch away. A few weeks later all the
oil has been turned into water that can be pumped over the
side and there's nothing left of your fish. For information on
these products, available at Island Marine Outfitters, go to
www.biosok.co.uk or www.cleanwatersolutionsinc.com.

PAINTING AND CLEANING
If you are any kind of practical sailor you will have done your
S share of painting and cleaning. For bad paint jobs you've
probably used paint thinner, mineral spirits or acetone, all
of which are pretty harsh solvents that are listed as causing
cancer or other defects.
But now you can dispose of those products and use
Bio-Solv, a 100% biodegradable solvent that replaces
other solvents. According to MAS Products (www.
masexpoxies.com), the people that sell it, the product
is safe, non-carcinogenic, and does not appear on any
reportable lists, yet it works. I've used it and found that it
removes paint (with a little rubbing), cleans brushes and gets
off epoxy. MAS products are carried by Island Water World.
(www.islandwaterworld.com.)
Another product for indoor cleaning that is reputed to be much less
toxic than ordinary household cleaners is Simple Green. This family of
cleaners has been around for more than thirty years and can be used on
boats in the marine environment without creating any kind of pollutants.
The company has heavy duty degreasers, carpet cleaners, stone cleaners
and many other products, www.simplegreen.com.
Seventh Generation and Method also make "green" cleaners.
Seventh Generation has a wide range of cleaners for everyone from
baby care to organic paper products, www.seventhgeneration.com.
Similarly Method makes cleaners that are far less toxic and much
"greener" than conventional cleaners. www.methodhome.com
By protecting your immediate environment and bringing your
awareness to others, you can help all of us to protect the sailing
environment that we enjoy so much. It will take some effort, maybe a
few extra dollars, but the legacy that you are leaving to your family and
to other sailors can be priceless.



Roger Marshall has written 14 boating-related books including his
latest, Fiberglass Repair Illustrated.


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Those pursuits grew larger when he
moved to the Caribbean, purchased a 26'
Seabird Yawl and set off to sail the islands,
engineless. To support those sea gypsy days
he gathered driftwood and painted tropical
fish on it. Sold in tourist shops, those simple
creations launched a career that branched
out to include a string of murals and signs
using what has become his unusual signature
media, alkyd enamel or, as he says, "You
know, Rustoleum."
Boatbuilding chiseled its way in during
those early years after the loss of that boat
on a rocky, Antiguan shore, and because
he'd spent so much time watching and
sketching the down-island experts at


Some artists paint the Caribbean they
want to experience-pristine and picture
perfect. Bruce Smith paints the one he sees:
funky rum shops littered with empties and
caps; wooden West Indian shacks flanked
by flapping laundry, chickens and goats;
island boats under sail or hauled on the
beach for repair. It's the world this cruising
sailor seeks, the real one he knows.
In pretty much every painting he makes,
there's a zany sign that existed somewhere
for some reason. Maybe it makes sense but
chances are it better serves to humor the
observer. "If you have nothing to do, please
don't do it here," "Men, do not sit on de
cooler," "No trees passing," or howaboutthe
one for literate animals, "Goats keep away."
We all know about Mr. Credit. He's dead. But
if you want to meet his accomplice, Helen
Wait, or hear his opinions, head to a rum
shop or check out a Bruce Smith painting.
Almost all of his ideas were gathered
unobtrusively by sketching with a pencil and


small pad, no small feat in the Caribbean.
Goats and signs are willing models but
drawing people can be a trick because some
folks just don't like it. He's tempted fate on
more than one occasion in order to capture an
exemplary slice of island life. One near miss
happened while Smith sketched in a Bequia
fish camp when a giant of a man stepped up
to him booming, "You drawin me?"
Smith figured the only way out was
humor-so he took a long shot and
replied, "No, you too ugly," which caused
everyone, including the big guy to break
into sidesplitting laughter So far he's
gotten out of every jam and made some
friends in the process by calling in the island
ambassador, rum.
Paint and boats have been the pulse of
Smith's life from the beginning. His Long
Island Sound childhood was a natural place
for a series of small boats that came and went,
always growing in size and speed. When he
wasn't in a boat he was drawing one.


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ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY JAN HEIN


work-chopping frames, fitting planks,
caulking and rigging the traditional
way-skills that were both inspirational
and practical. In the mid 1970s he worked
with Trini, a shipwright, on the Phillipsburg
beach reconstructing an Antigua sloop by
day, painting signs at night, building a boat
and a cruising kitty.
Some years later, life and a young lady
took Smith to Washington State to build
the boat of his dreams, a 34' Venus ketch.
Having assisted designer Paul Johnson to
build one earlier in St. Barts, he completed
his own hull in three months using old
growth fir "kiln dried" by the 1980 Mt. St.
Helens blast. A year later she was sailing the


waters of Puget Sound, sea trials
for a voyage that eventually took
Smith, his wife and young son
back to the Caribbean.
After nearly a decade away, the
colors of the tropics lit a fire for
Smith to again pull out brushes
and paint. Discovering that most
of his earlier work had been erased
by time, hurricanes and a touch of
neon, he made the switch to art that
would not be part of a wall but hang upon it.
The very first batch, exhibited in a snooty
Nevis gallery, were seized by the police when
the less-than-honest owners were booted
off the island. After their "showing" in jail,
the paintings eventually
were bailed out and
rehabilitated to lives on
someone's wall.
The Smiths sailed the
islands for several years
doing art shows and
marketing prints and
cards. One of the tens
of thousands of cards
ended in the hands of an


American company during the creation of a
Caribbean chain restaurant. Bruce became
the official artist for Bahama Breeze and,
since the mid 1990s, his originals have filled
the walls of each restaurant and his images
graces menus, billboards and a host of other
projects. It's been a great relationship and
not once have they complained that his art
doesn't match their upholstery.
These days the Smiths divide their time
between their home in Washington's Puget
Sound and the islands of the Caribbean with
a boat and a life at each end.
To view Bruce Smith's art, boat and adventures,
go to www.brucesmithsvoyage.com or contact
him at brucesmithart@gmail.com -


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YACHTING


SAFETY &


SECURITY

IN THE CARIBBEAN

BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD





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The importance of tackling crime and criminal behavior in
general is a high priority for all the governments of the region, says
Keats Compton, the St. Lucia-based president of the Marine Industries
Association of St. Lucia (MIASL) and the Caribbean Marine Association
(CMA). "This is because, apart from the impact on societies in general,
the economic impact on what are mainly tourism economies can
be devastating. At the regional level, the Organization of Eastern
Caribbean States (OECS) has hosted a couple of conferences to
discuss best practices on yachting safety and security. We expect that
the major marina developments within the region will raise the profile
of the sector, enabling associations to get the necessary traction to
become a more effective lobby."
Major marinas and marine associations have already implemented
safety and security strategies as part of their overall operations.
For example, says Clyde Rawls, general manager for Camper &
Nicholson' Port Louis Marina, St. George's, Grenada, "We have in-
house security 24/7; heaviest coverage is at night. We have officers
posted at key access points to the docks, and whenever there is a
function such as a regatta or party we have additional security brought
in, usually police officers."
Rawls continues, "We are in the process of installing HD CCTV
cameras throughout the property, with pan/tilt/zoom capabilities. We
are currently working with the Grenada Coast Guard to provide them
a berth for their operations, providing our marina, and the port area of


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Hubert Winston, "through support from the Special Framework of
Assistance (SFA), a tourism sector development program funded
under the European Union SFA 2006 and the Dominica Marine
Center, dealer for Mercury Marine, has come together to procure
a 'Security, Search and Rescue' vessel and a security dinghy for
the Portsmouth Association of Yacht Security (PAYS). The Valiant
DR490 is a built tough vessel that can handle most calls of duty
while keeping our shores safe for locals as well as passersby. This
vessel will be used to provide support to the Dominica Coast Guard
for search and rescue missions as well as providing surveillance to
Dominica's waters and bays. A second vessel will be introduced at
the same time, a smaller D-230 for short distance security watch
within the Portsmouth bay area."
Meanwhile in Antigua, John Duffy, president of the Antigua &
Barbuda Marine Trade Association, says, "Following numerous
meetings with government bodies and the police together
with recommendations from over 20 yacht skippers, we are
implementing a number of actions in the English Harbour and
Falmouth areas."
These actions include an increase in the number of police based
at the Dockyard Police Station, regular foot and vehicle patrols by
police and Antigua & Barbuda Defense Force, improvement to
street lighting, clearing of overhanging foliage from pavement areas,


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CCTV cameras installed with full CCTV coverage as soon as practical,
a stop and search procedure of suspicious persons and vehicles but to
be done without impinging on the free movement of the majority of our
visitors, greater marina security, and the activation of Crimestoppers,
which is a completely anonymous way of reporting crime at
www.crimestoppersantigua.com or on 800 (TIPS) 8477)."
Individual CMA country marine trade associations continue to lobby
governments to allocate more resources to marine police/coast guard
units to address water-borne threats, says Compton. "Mega-yachts are
less vulnerable than smaller cruisers; there hasn't been a reported case of
a mega-yacht boarding, but cruisers have been. In response, the MIASL







Keeping yachting crimes in perspective many yachtsmen have
enjoyed long careers sailing in the islands with.'ut being victimized
by crime *:r run up against minor problems only
I \e hae been chartering in the Caribbean from extreme
NoJ:rth t.:, extreme South for 16 years no\l and have ne\er
had any problems with a few. exceptions says Capt ,.Grdon
S Mnsen of s t Liberte wh.:h sited thefts ::.f a mc.t:.r and some
fishing ro:ds C.apt Brian Johnson :f the s \ Sublime adds "In
the BVI and I._VI I don t really \Iw rry about boat *.:r persc.nal
safety much. although I realize there have been isolated
problems. I haze never experienced any


HERE ARE TIPS FOR CRUISING BOATS:
Dinghies and outboards are the usual victims, says Narendra
Seth.a. at Barefoot Yacht Charters & Marine Centre in St Vincent
"so .we provide security rvires and locks and advise clients to lift
the outboard at night-time and lock it onto the transom mounting
pad Dinghies should also be locked when at a dinghy dock
ashore not so much for theft but because all too often someone
staggers out of a bar and takes the uIrong dinghy

D-.: NOCT put the name of your yacht on the dinghy or outboard
Sethia says "If you do so. it is telling any potential thief
that you are ashore rvhen they see the dinghy on a dinghy
dock. thus an open invitation to head out to the yacht and
help themselves


has established a Safety & Security Committee comprising Customs,
Land, Ports and Marine Police and the Soufriere Marine Management
Association, to advise authorities on introducing yachting specific
measures; introduced a help line located at the Marine Police base,
accessible 24/7 by dialing "HELP" (4375 freefall) on any cell phone or
landline; VHF radios are being introduced at coastal police stations, in
addition to Ch.16 watches at Vigie and Moule-a-Chique lighthouses;
billboards with safety tips were erected at anchorages and marinas."
Speaking for the Caribbean Marine Association, Compton says,
"We wish to reassure the industry that the region is still relatively safe,
and will continue to become more so."







We NEVER carry arms of any kind on board, says C-apt Gordon
vl.on:en of s u L,berte "A firefight is the ~jay to disaster Rather
ju;.t gie the stuff aJay when asked
J.:.hn Duffy president of the Antigua .S Barbuda Marnne Trades
Association agrees and adds. "In the unlikely event you are
confronted do not resist Gue the criminal wihateter he \avnts
wallet keys jewelry credit cards, mobile phone, etc Your
po.ssess.ns are replaceable Also if confronted don't make any
sudden, unexpected motes A nervous criminal may think you are
reaching for a concealed \weapon If the robber claims he has a
gun or knife in his pocket, you may not believe him but never call
his bluff Never try to be a her. and apprehend the criminal. just
notify police as soon as possible


The most important thing is information says Capt Brian Johnson
on s % Sublime "There tends to be hot spots of criminal activity
and if you know when and where they are happening, you can
present it wh.ch is the best alternative I do extra watches at night
on anchor f I ever find myself in an area like this
The Caribbean Safety and Security Net ;s a great source of this
type of information, \V\i\\ safetyandsecuritynet corn index html

Take the same 'normal precautions' you would anyvjhere in the
world "At night. walk on well lit streets says Duffy Avoid dark
corners and alleys Always av3lk on the side of the street facing
oncoming traffic unless the other side of the street is better lit
Remember there is safety in numbers If possible. walk
jith a companion ideally more than one Preferably
females should walk ,vith male companions
A robber is less likely to confront twvo or
more Avoid walking through deserted
areas or take a ta, "

If you do g-o ut at night. Duffy adds
"don't carr, more than you can afford to lose
.Consider carrying a second %wallet containing a fewr
$1 bill: an d old credit cards which h are normally destroyed or
discarded If c:.nfr..nted gve the suspect the second wallet and
concentrate on a g::.d physical description to gite to the police
Wear a minimum .:f ejeelry especially women and don t flash
y:ur money around in bars


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ALL AT SEA'S CARIBBEAN COVERAGE


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Brion Morrisette Sets Sail
Aboard Bequia-built Sweet 'Ting
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1 April 14 for U.S. Entry
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BRION MORRISETTE SETS SAIL

ABOARD BEQUIA-BUILT SWEET'TING

BY LYNDA LOHR


t. John sailor Brion
Morrisette can really tell
a story, especially when
it comes to talking
about his boat. Built in Bequia in
the traditional style, Sweet 'Ting
is 18 feet long and painted a
traditional blue with a red bottom
and yellow striping.
"I was searching for a traditional
boat that would also sail well,"
Morrisette said, beginning his
tale. The search led to a somewhat
derelict boat owned by St. Thomas
resident David Knight, who had
Sn'w: put some effort into fixing it up
but hadn't completed the job.
Morrisette bought the boat,
thought he had found someone
to finish the repair work, but as things sometimes happen on St. John,
the repair job languished. Eventually, on a brief vacation with his wife to
Bequia, his search to find the right person to repair the boat led him to
Bequia boat builder Arnold Hazel.
"I was so impressed with this salt of the earth man who spoke so
gently and calmly," Morrisette, a lawyer by day, said. He asked Hazel
to come north to fix the boat, but after Hazel told him he didn't travel,
Morrisette shipped the boat south on Silver Cloud. Owned by St. John
resident Elliott Hooper, the 110-foot steel boat heads down island
fairly often on shipping jobs. Hazel told Morrisette he could build him
a new boat that would be larger and faster for the same price as fixing
up the old one.
"I told him 'go for it,"' Morrisette said. Before too long, the
boat was done. Hazel tried her out in Bequia's Easter Regatta, but
Morrisette was busy and couldn't make it.
"She did a horizon job on all the other boats," Morrisette said. A
couple of months later, Morrisette and some friends headed south to
see how she sailed.
"I fell head over heels in love with her when I first met her because
she's so beautiful. She sails so well," Morrisette recalled. A regatta was
organized, with another seven Bequia boats vying to be the first across
the finish line.
With Hazel at the helm, his son on the jib and moving the ballast
from side to side, Morrisette got the job of "rail beef." The regatta
had no apparent start line, which left Morrisette a bit puzzled, but he
soon found out how Bequians begin their races.
"We're all hunkered down in the boat. Another boat is coming at us
- it's like chicken. With a subtle nod of the head and a pointing of the


finger, the boats turned on a dime and started the race," Morrisette
said. By the time the boats reached Bequia's tip, Morrisette's boat was in
the lead, but alas, they were nipped at the finish and placed second.
Silver Cloud brought the boat backto Coral Bay, where Morrisette and
Sweet 'Ting "killed the competition" at Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta,
held Memorial Day weekend. He set sail in the Coral Bay Thanksgiving
Regatta with his daughter Nicole, 14, and friend Ali Karn on board.
"It was very satisfying to sail with my daughter," he said. They
smoked the competition in the traditional class on the first day of the
race, but disaster struck on the second day.
"Two minutes into the start the mast broke," he said, adding that
the mast was made out of recycled wood, not the new materials used
in the rest of the boat. Sweet 'Ting is currently sitting in her nest in
Coral Bay, waiting for Bill Wilson to build a new mast. Morrisette hopes
that Sweet 'Ting's presence in Coral Bay will spark a resurgence of the
boat-building tradition that saw several Cowhorns built on Coral Bay
beach back in the 1970s.
Bequia boats have a long history that has its roots in the Viking boats
that plied Scandinavia. The traditional shape of those boats continued
on to the New England boats that headed south to the Caribbean in
search of whales.
"Bequia boats are direct descendents of those New England whale
boats," Morrisette said. They're designed to be light, maneuverable and
very fast. They were used to pursue whales," he said. The New England
whalers picked Bequia to serve as their Caribbean whaling station, hence
the long tradition of building boats on Bequia that continues today.
"They're sexy is what they are. They're classic beauties. They're Rita
Hayworth," Morrisette said of boats built on Bequia. -


Long time St. John, USVI resident Lynda Lohr lives in Coral Bay. A
reporter by trade, she has written for numerous international, national,
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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD


f you're a U.S. Coast Guard credentialed mariner, you'll need a
Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) after April
14, 2009. Without a TWIC, you may be in violation of a law.
"TWIC", explains LCDR Timothy Grant, supervisor of the
Marine Safety Detachment on St. Thomas, "is a joint U.S. Coast
Guard (USCG) and Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) initiative. In essence, it furthers a multi-layer approach
to enhancing maritime security and fulfills the mandate of the
Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) & Security
and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006. The goal is
to ensure persons that require unescorted access to secure areas
are properly vetted."
Essentially, TWIC is an identification credential for U.S. citizens
or those who fall into an eligible immigration category, yachtsmen
holding USCG-issued credentials, merchant mariners, port facility
employees, long shore workers, truck drivers and others who
require unescorted access to secure areas of MTSA-regulated
facilities and vessels. Those not eligible for a TWIC card, foreign
mariners, for example, need to be escorted to port by a TWIC
cardholder after April 14.
You can jump-start the application process online at: www.
tsa.gov/twic or by calling (1-866-DHS-TWIC). During this
pre-enrollment process, you'll be asked to enter biographic
information required for security threat assessment and be
able to make an appointment at a TWIC enrollment center In
the U.S. Virgin Islands, there is a center located on St. Thomas
(340-779-6563) and St. Croix (340-713-7860). In Puerto Rico,
centers are located in San Juan (787-721-4124) and Ponce
(787-651-1626). At the appointment, you'll be required to show
identity documents such as a valid passport or state-issued
driver's license along with an original birth certificate, Voter's
Registration Card or Social Security card. You'll also need
to complete a TWIC Disclosure and Certification Form, pay
the enrollment fee of $132 ($105.25 for MMD, MML, or COR
holders), provide biographical information (if you didn't pre-
enroll) and a complete set of fingerprints, as well as sit for a
digital photograph. Approximately three to four weeks later,
you'll be notified by Email or phone when your TWIC card is
ready to pick up from the same enrollment center you visited to
start the process. It is valid for five (5) years.
The TWIC card is tamper-resistant and contains the worker's
biometric (fingerprint template), which provides for a positive
link between the card and the individual. The Coast Guard will
conduct vessel and facility inspections and use hand-held readers
during spot checks on credentials. -


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competition was tough and heavy weather made racing
even tougher at the 16th Annual St. Croix International
Regatta held February 20-22, 2009. Registrations were
down from last year and the number of starters was even less due
to nasty weather preceding a weekend of close racing and great
Crucian parties. This year, two winning skippers were awarded their
weight in Cruzan Rum, raising the stakes for those who would brave
the challenging conditions and prevail over the CSA competition in
the Buck Island Channel.

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Wind speeds held at 20-26 knots, with gusts to 30 and seas to
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boat speeds of 10-12 knots in his Newick trimaran, Piglet. He lost a
halyard in the Gallows Bay race, one of the many gear failures the
fleets experienced during the weekend. Kevin Rowlette's Olson 30,
Rushin Rowlette, suffered a split jib, followed by a broken mast.
Steven Schmidt sailed "a horrible trip" from Curagao single-
handed to race his Santa Cruz 70CR, Hote/California,Too, in the Main
& Jib class, "But the regatta was worth it," he said. With a record-
breaking 20 pick-up crew members on the rail, the customized sled
made short work of the Gallows Bay course but did better on the
triangles and windward-leewards on corrected time.
"They did good, we broke stuff," said Schmidt regarding his
second-place finish behind Tony Sanpere's recently acquired J-36,
Cayennita Grande. Sanpere raced with Schmidt last year and said,
"What we broke was smaller stuff than what they broke, except
we almost lost a crew overboard." Sanpere bought the boat in
Marblehead last fall and has a brand new crew, some of whom
have never raced before. He said "the crew came together better

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with each race," and he was pleased with the victory, especially as
the boat's new instruments had not been wired yet.
Local junior sailors grown up, Chris Stanton and his brothers Peter
and Scott took their Melges 24, Devil 3, to a Spinnaker 1 victory
with six bullets in seven races. However, the Cruzan Rum went to
the most competitive class, Spinnaker 2, where Chris Thompson of
St. Thomas attributed his J-27, J Walker's success to driving off the
jib and flogging the main. He delegated to his largest crewman,
Frank Barnes, the all important job of sitting on the scales.


Tortola's Guy Eldridge won the rum for the Racer-Cruiser/Main &
Jib fleet on his Beneteau First 10R, Luxury Girl. The Commodore's
trophy and two Cape Air round trip tickets went to Peter Haycraft
for his many years of having the best visiting boat, Pipedream, a
Serena 38.
Thompson, Schmidt, Sanpere, Stanton and several otherskippers
will compete again in Culebra and in the BVI, the next and final legs
of the Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (C.O.R.T)
Inside the reef, in beautiful Teague Bay, three Rhodes 19's raced
on the one-design course with new SCYC commodore, Alan Mallory
taking home the trophy. Also inside the reef in only slightly calmer
waters, competitors in the Valentine Optimist Regatta saw tough
conditions for the tiny dinghies and young skippers.
"The kids just were worn out from trying to sail and bail at the
same time," said Julie San Martin, regatta chair, explaining the
numerous DNF's and DNS's on the results reports. Kyle Brego, 14,
of St. Thomas took overall fleet honors, with six bullets in ten races.
Top finishers in the Opti classes were Addison Hackstaff (Blue), Kyle
Brego (Red), Colin Brego (White). CJ Walker, 13, of St. Croix braved
the elements to win Green Fleet honors, crossing the finish line in
nine of the ten races.
San Martin had encouraging news regarding the future of the
St. Croix regatta, which has not had a name sponsor the past
two years: the event will be affiliated with the National Hospice
Regatta Alliance for 2010. As a charity race, all contributions are
(U.S.) tax deductible and will go toward great racing and sorely
needed hospice care for an aging population. Getting started
early, the regatta saw $2200 donated during the awards ceremony
to Continuum Care, St. Croix's hospice, which has cared for 800
families during its eight years of operations.
Read more on the Regatta's website: www.stcroixregatta.com -n "


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CROSS ONE OFF FOXY'S"BUCKET LIST"

TRANSITING THE PANAMA CANAL

BY DAVE COOPER


List" so we invited him to come along. On board Swan
Songwith us in addition to the Caribbean's famous Calypso
artist Foxy Callwood and his lovely wife Tessa, are my mate
and navigator, Capt. Pete (Ratcliff). Our line-handlers-David, Brian
and Iris-have also arrived, so we are ready to begin the journey from
Caribbean Sea to Pacific Ocean.
Our canal pilot comes aboard; the VHF is alive directing us to the
canal's entrance where first we will transit the six Gatun locks. One
hazard within the locks is turbulence caused when fresh and salt water
mix. We tie to Daytripper, a 100' tourist ferry. The lock doors close,
leaving us in a concrete cavern with steel doors dead astern and the
steel transom of a 700 foot cargo ship ahead. The top of the lock is 30'
upwards and hard to see as it is 8 p.m. and we are looking into huge
lights above the lock walls. The water swirls and they start to flood the
lock lifting us 25' to the full lock level where we view the operating
machinery. Foxy is busy recording all this action on his video camera.
The doors to the lock in front of the ship open and "mules"
(locomotives) drag him forward. The pilot directs us to drop our dock-
lines to Daytripper and ready for the transit into the next lock. Wow! As
soon as we are free, the ship's prop wash hits us in a swirl of water making
it difficult keeping Swan Song aligned with the lock. Daytripper nails his
props to get off the wall which adds to the wash we are fighting. Finally,
our pilot lets us move ahead; Swan Song is much easier to control once
underway. We continue this process twice more.
After anchoring in Gatun Lake our pilot departs for the night, and
after a brief surprise birthday party (yep, it is mine) we bed down.
At 0600, in dead calm, Foxy is contemplating a swim; alligators are
looking at his red Foxy's hat which seems to dim his enthusiasm. I count
bodies. Brian & Iris are atop the pilothouse, David in the hammock,
Peter in the saloon, Tessa in the guest stateroom and Nancy in the
forward stateroom ... just the right number.
By 0730 a new pilot arrives, who advises heading to Banana Cut at
8 kts. Foxy notices that the first lock is empty. The lakeside lock door
opens as we enter into the first of the Mira Flores Locks. Once there,
we tie to the lock wall-a "sidewall tie"; 50' forward of the bow is the
lock gate and ahead a drop of 25' to the lock below. Two catamarans
raft astern, and a 500' cargo ship follows. The locking process of the
night before is repeated. As soon as the cargo ship is in, the doors
shut, the plug is pulled and the "bathtub" drains; we go from a view
of the lock and surrounding area to the bottom in approximately five
minutes. Once down, we wait for the lock doors to open and sound
our horn, a signal for line handlers to toss our lines free.
Approaching Pedro Miguel Lake en route to the second Mira Flores
Lock, the process is repeated but this time we tie to the other side; our
crew must quickly change fenders and dock-lines. The pilot now gives
two choices to exit these locks when the gates open: to blast thru and


ride the wave of fresh water on top of the heavier salt water, or to wait
and ride the wave that will be coming from behind, trying to spin us
around ... not a good option for a single screw boat. The fresh water
wave starts when the doors begin to open.
Down we go. At the bottom the suspense builds. One minute, two
minutes. The pilot casually glances up from his newspaper, "Sound your
horn." The lines drop from above. I use the thruster sparingly, moving
the bow off the wall, so I can go thru ASAP The lock doors swing open,
widening from 5' to 8' to 10' then 12'. Water rushes turbulently from our
lock to the next. The pilot says "Now" and I nail forward, full throttle,
as Swan Song, with a 16' beam, shoots through an 18' gap. In a set of
rapids, with a highly concerned crew, steel doors fly by on either side.
"Whoosh" we are riding the wave into the next lock under a nice blue
sky in perfect alignment. The Visitors Center is lined ten deep with
people who must have come to see "Foxy transiting the Canal."
We are now in the last lock, riding the fresh water wave, approaching
the lock doors "muy rapido." The wave ends 100' from the door-we
suddenly slow from 12kts to 4kts in 50'. "Wow!" A touch of reverse,
the lines are caught at the bollards and "voila," we're tied in. Foxy
looks down at the Pacific Ocean below with his trademark smile, big
eyes and both thumbs held high.
The third lock is a piece of cake. Lockdown, doors open and here
we are ... "We've done it, mates!" Soon we are under the Bridge
of the Americas and moored at the Balboa Yacht Club. Foxy looks
at me with a huge grin on his face and announces, "I wouldn't have
missed this for the world-Mission Accomplished!" -&


Dave Cooper spent over 20 years designing & marketing computers,
in the U.S. and Japan. He sailed to the Caribbean in the mid 70s
where he ran seasonal private charters throughout the islands for a
decade, then worked in the yachting industry in the BVI until 2006.
He retired on his classic trawler, Swan Song, and is now cruising in
the Pacific Ocean.


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SPRING REGATTA UNDERWAY MARCH 30 TO APRIL 5
NEW THIS YEAR: A "CLEANER, GREENER" EVENT, ROUND VIRGIN GORDA RACE
& STREAMLINED IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS


gatta (jointly owned I the docks
by the Royal BVI in 2008
Yacht Club and the BVI t
Chamber of Commerce .-
and Hotel Association) cel- ,1
ebrates its 38th anniversary
this year by joining forces
with Sailors for the Sea to
reduce the pollution gener-
ated by the regatta and to il
promote ocean awareness.
Regatta Director Judy Petz
said that last year, the event
started recycling glass and
succeeded with over 10,000
bottles. "Although that may .
not seem dramatic to those
living in other parts of the world, nothing is currently recycled in the
BVI and so this was a start. For 2009, we contacted Sailors for the
Sea, a conservation group that focuses on sailing and the boating
community. We are ready to take the clean-green plunge."
Efforts this year will include the continued glass recycling, a list
of criteria from the SFS and an initiative to reduce plastic waste by
30%. "Any given race boat will generate between 20 100 small
plastic bottles per race day. Multiply that times 160 participating


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boats and we are looking at a mountain of plastic. Sponsored by
BVI Tourist Board, all sailors will be given reusable water bottles,
and Clearwater Purification System has offered to refill these
bottles for free."
The BVI Tourist Board also is providing reusable skipper bags,
made from recycled materials, Nanny Cay Marina is setting up
glass recycling bins, and SOL will be providing sailors with oil
spill pads. Heineken is helping to promote these initiatives with
posters around the Regatta Village.
The basic format remains the same with two additional
innovations-first, on the traditional Sailing Festival Layday, at
the Bitter End Yacht Club, sailors will have the option to compete
in the Around Virgin Gorda Race and second, the BVI Customs
Department has granted special dispensation to participating
regatta yachts and will not be charging for cruising permits.
Additionally, to expedite the clearing in and clearing out process,
Masters can file electronically.
About the changes in the Bitter End Layday schedule, John
Glynn, Special Events Coordinator, explained, "Our intention is to
now run the much anticipated Around Virgin Gorda Race (the 7th
Annual) as part of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, on
Wednesday April 1st. There will be special prizes for Swans, and
the top Swan will be recognized. Entry in BVI Spring Regatta and
Sailing Festival is not required."
BVI Customs and Immigration officials are on site at Nanny
Cay from noon to 1800 on Monday March 30 and Thursday, April
2, and will waive the Cruising Permit
fee, a savings for visiting yachts of
Racing in 2008 s
BVI Spring Regatta $20 to $80, depending on the number
of crew.
WadeSmith,BVICustomsComptroller,
also requested that visiting yachts
entering the BVI, streamline the process
for clearing in and out electronically.
The Caribbean Pre-Arrival Notification
System, eSeaClear, is a service that
\ provides vessel operators the ability to
submit electronic notifications of arrival
to participating Customs offices in
the Caribbean.
For daily news, photos and complete
results from the BVI Spring Regatta and
Sailing Festival underway at the start of
this month, visit the official web site:
. ja www.bvispringregatta.org.


Report and photographs submitted by
BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival


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or "clearing out" around any
Caribbean sailor and you're sure
to get a reaction. You might hear
a long-winded rant, a blow by blow of too-
much-information, or an entertaining, unbelievable tale. Everyone has
a story he or she just has to tell.
No doubt about it, bureaucratic hoop jumping has issues that often
involve some combination of tricky questions, deeply-layered forms
or rules that just changed.. .yesterday But some countries understand
the importance of a first impression and they greet their sailing tourists
with friendliness and courtesy.
From my experience, no one does it better than the officials on the
island of Anguilla. All visiting yachts begin and end the process at the
port of Sandy Ground in Road Bay in the two story block building,
well marked and painted bright blue. The customs and immigrations
officers sit in the same office downstairs, just one desk apart. The place
is clean and quiet with helpful visitor information on the walls, giving
those in line something to read.
The immigration official, usually a woman, asks for passports and
last clearance papers before handing what possibly might be the
Caribbean's shortest form. When done she always asks, "Have you been
here before?" An answer of no will earn, "Welcome to Anguilla," and yes
will get you, "Welcome back." On their island, everyone's a winner.
Customs, just as friendly and efficient, finished the formalities so
quickly on my first visit that I had to ask, "That's it? We're done?"
"Yes mam. That's all. Enjoy your stay."
I thought it couldn't get much better until I went into that office one
morning last spring to get a clearance. Arriving just as the doors opened
I took my place in line behind five noisy Americans, each of them holding
a tower of passports. They were part of a group of over 100 from a
Manhattan sailing club having way too much fun on twelve charter boats.
They were the talk of the town, the love of every bar on the beach.
Like a teacher's pet in school, I stood quietly behind them, trying to
ignore their raucous behavior, fearful I'd be blamed. Unlike me they'd
entered with sandy, un-shoed feet and clothing that didn't meet in the
middle despite proper dress directions posted on the door. The guy
in front of me turned and asked in a loud voice, "How long you think
this'll take, five minutes?"
I shrugged and gave him an I-don't-have-a-clue look, but thought
to myself, "in your dreams." I figured an hour at least. The immigration
officer was busy stamping papers but customs had yet to show up.
Outside the office the other ninety-five plus New Yorkers were loudly
gathering for a group photo. The five waiting impatiently inside paced,
anxious to join the fun.
At 9:20 the immigration officer flew through the door, jumped in her
chair and got right to work. Papers and stamps were jumping from the


desk. She cut through their clearance forms and mine in a record-breaking
five minutes and shot back out the door. I'd never seen anything like it!
By the time I put my paperwork away and stepped onto the beach
she was poised in front of the scantily-dressed crowd, a camera in hand,
taking seriously the job they'd given her as official photographer. She
snapped picture after picture as a string of cameras passed through
her hands. Suddenly the crowd began to chant her name, "ANITA,
ANITA, ANITA!" Someone shouted, "Come on, get in the picture with
us! Please!"
Smiling, she shook her head but despite her polite protests and the
fact that she was held in place by a male co-worker, several men ran
forward, scooped her up, skirt and all, and carried her toward the posed
crowd. They placed her in the middle on someone's bent knee for the
final shot. That last CLICK was followed by hoots, hugs and high fives.
I stood watching from the side, shaking my head in disbelief. Somehow
they had shanghaied the customs officer and she was still smiling.
A few weeks later when we returned to Anguilla, I explained to Anita
that I'd taken photos and a video of the NY event on the beach.
"I would like to see that," she said, so I returned the next day with
the evidence on a disc.
Some time later I visited the office to clear out, met, as always, by
her smiling face. We chatted about the island, finished the formalities
and she handed me my paperwork. Folded into it was a petit-point
bookmark she had made just for me. On a background of tiny beige
stitches, red thread spelled out my name, Anguilla stitched on the
other side. How long it had taken her to make, I cannot imagine. I only
know that it was an act of friendship and the happiest story of clearing
in-clearing out you will ever hear. -&


Jan Hein divides her time between Washington State and a small
wooden boat in the Caribbean. She records her adventures on
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Enjoy Anguilla's exceptional hospitality during next
month's Anguilla Regatta presented by the Anguilla
Sailing Association May 8, 9, and 10. Visit www.
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NECOL REGATTA

PROVIDES INTENSE COMPETITION


The winners, Andrea Scarabelli and
the Budget Marine/Gill team


On February 7 &8, 2009 most of St.Maarten's bestsailors were
on the starting line for the third annual NECOL Regatta
providing intense competition during the weekend as
the eight teams fought for the title. Conditions that were
never too strong and never too light provided an ideal setting off Baie
Nettle in the Simpson Bay lagoon where wind switches are only slightly
more civilized than the usual sailing area off the airport runway.
The big winner in the fleet of Lagoon Sailboat Rental Jeanneau 20's
was Andrea Scarabelli with his Budget Marine/Gill team who with 28
points had a commanding lead over the second place team headed
by Frits Bus (42 points). Third place with a total of 48 points went to
Bernard Sillem and his Dutch French Connection team that would have
done even better if they could have pulled off more firsts like they
did with their three first places that they took on the Sunday morning
session. Paul Miller (fourth place) squeezed Robbie Ferron into fifth
by one point and Lyn Rapley (sixth place) squeezed Shag Morton into
seventh place by one point-while Ruargh Findlay brought up the rear
but still with two third places on the Sunday morning, reputedly with
the help of his Optimist sailing, tactically-proficient son Rhone Findlay,
who only sailed with him on Sunday.


The regatta was particularly appreciated by the sailors because the
competitors were so close and the results show some of the top sailors
coming way down the fleet on occasion whilst many of the lower end
finishers regularly enjoyed periods at the front of the fleet. The fleet
sailed 13 races and the end results were largely a result of consistency
This year for the first time the regatta included a Laser fleet. Ernst
Looser and Bill Mintz took on three of St.Maarten's up and coming
young sailors with the result being that Ernst had to fight Young Jolyon
Ferron down to the last race to gain his lead. Both Ernst and Jolyon
tied for first with 11 points but the tie was broken by Ernst having four
first place finishes while Jolyon only had three. Third place went to
Harry Antrobus who just squeezed Stephen Looser into fourth place
by one point. Bill Mintz brought up the rear and helped to keep the
younger sailors on their toes.
At the award ceremonies, also announced was the St.Maarten Yacht
Club and Lagoon Sailboat Rental "Sailor of the Year 2008" award; this
year's recipient was Rien Korteknie. Rien is without a doubt St.Maarten's
best crew member; every skipper on this island knows that if they have
Rien racing with them they have a very good chance of winning the
race and if they do not win they will be in the top three. Rien was a
very popular choice for this award which could be told by the rousing
applause he received when he walked up to collect his trophy. This is
now the second year that this award has been handed out; last years
winner was Bernard Sillem.
The NECOL regatta is the Sint Maarten Yacht club's regatta that
is focused on sailors present in St Maarten and this year excelled at
showcasing that talent. NECOL is a marine technology company long
established on Sint Maarten led by Andrew Rapley who also served as
Race Officer for the event. NECOL specializes in high tech repairs and
support on larger yachts. -&


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IRA EPSTEIN AND LONE FOX

A WINNING COMBINATION


BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GREAUX



W inner of the St Martin-Sint Maarten Classic Regatta for
the past two years, Lone Fox is the pride and joy of
its owner, Ira Epstein, an American businessman who
left his former life in San Francisco to move to the
Caribbean once he bought Lone Fox in 2006. He currently lives aboard
the boat in the inner harbor of Saint Barth's Port of Gustavia, where the
boat had been based for several years with its former owner
Sailing a Swedish flag, this 65' classic wooden sailing yacht is a
true gentleman's yacht, designed by Englishman Robert Clark and
built in Scotland in 1957 for Colonel Whitbread, sponsor of the
famous Whitbread Around The World Race. Epstein has followed in
the footsteps of Whitbread, and a few other owners, as the caretaker
of this handsome yacht, with its gleaming brass fittings and highly
varnished teak hull.
"I had been looking at Lone Foxfor three years," says Epstein, "ever
since it sailed across my computer and I fell in love with it," he says. In
2004 he flew to down to Bobby's Marina to see Lone Fox, then sailed
over to Saint Barth. Yet it wasn't until August 2006 when he saw the boat


again in Newport, RI, that Epstein
was ready to make the leap, having
just spent five months at sea on a
1936 gaff-rigged schooner.
"I had to see if I really I wanted a
boat," he says, but chances are he
was already sold on the idea. "I didn't
want to have a new owner of Lone
Foxsail by and not have it be me."


"The sanding and
varnishing is the Zen
of the experience,
the meditation of
maintaining the
character of something
built at another time."


Built as a racing ketch, Lone Fox is a born competitor "We do well
against other boats in the classic regattas," says Epstein. "The design is a
combination of comfort and speed. Lone Fox has the proper dimensions
to be fast for a traditional full-keel boat." Lone Fox clips along at a pace of
8.5 to 9.5 knots, hitting even 12 knots under certain conditions.
Owning a classic wooden boat means constant care: "You have to
be vigilant," says Epstein. "You are continually watching everything to
make sure something doesn't change that will degrade the integrity of
the vessel." He notes that the Caribbean sun is a challenge: "Some days
when the sun comes up I just wish I could pull the boat into a garage,"
he says. "The deck and cabin houses are more affected by the sun."
The hull of Lone Fox is splined, with wood glued in between the
wooden planks, like tongue-in-groove with two grooves, on a steel
frame with 1.5" teak planking. "The hardest part is keeping it perfect.
The sanding and varnishing is the Zen of the experience, the meditation
of maintaining the character of something built at another time."
After spending two full years in Saint Barth with Lone Fox, racing
and doing charters (www.lonefoxcharters.com), Epstein is planning on
pulling up his anchor and heading to the East Coast for the summer.
"I'd like to sail the East Coast, which I've never done before," he
says, hoping to head to Newport, Martha' Vineyard, and Maine,
participating in the summer classic regattas and continuing to charter
when possible.
"What's rewarding," says Epstein, is the satisfaction of using such a finely
tuned instrument. And people really appreciate the care that goes into it,
knowing they wouldn't have the time or energy to do it themselves."


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.


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BY LOUAY HABIB


oyal Ocean Racing Club members John Burnie and Stan
Pearson have often talked about an offshore yacht race
and their plans, devised over a few beers, became a reality
this year.
The inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 Race started on February 23,
2009 off Fort Charlotte outside English Harbour, Antigua on a course
that took the fleet to the north passing a mark off Barbuda, the islands
of Nevis, Saba and St Barths, to circle St Martin before heading down
to Guadeloupe as the most southerly point. The fleet then went back
up to a mark off Barbuda before returning to finish in Antigua-a total
of 605 nautical miles.
Mike Slade's 100ft Maxi, ICAP Leopard came to Antigua with a clear
target, to set a monohull record for a new offshore race. ICAP Leopard
needed 44 Hours 5 minutes 14 seconds to complete the RORC
Caribbean 600 course, 13 minutes less than they took to complete the
2007 Rolex Fastnet, a race of roughly the same length, but of totally
different conditions.
"A fantastic yacht race," commented ICAP Leopard's boat Captain
Chris Sherlock. "High speed sailing in warm conditions."
John Burnie's ORMA 60 Trimaran, Region Guadeloupe, set the time
to beat for the multihulls, winning the multihull class in an elapsed
time of 40 Hours 11 minutes 5 seconds. Burnie, one of the founders
of the race, said, "We knew it would be a challenge and we certainly
got one. Hurtling around the Caribbean at night in over 20 knots with
nothing to hang onto is not for the faint-hearted."
On handicap, Irish eyes were smiling. Adrian Lee's Irish Cookson 50,
Lee Overlay Partners, set a cracking pace around the track, beating


ICAP Leopard by over an hour on corrected time and in doing so,
winning IRC Class Super Zero, Canting Keel and the prize of Overall
winner of the RORC Caribbean 600 under IRC.
"We wanted to set a course which showcased the Caribbean,
giving the competitors some stunning scenery but also we wanted
it to be a challenge. The feedback we are getting says that we have
achieved both of those things," commented Stan Pearson, one of the
committee who devised the course.
The success of any yachting event should be measured by the
satisfaction of the competitors and Swan 45 President, Vittorio
Codecasa knows all about high profile regattas. He was competing
on Danilo Salsi's Swan 90 DSKPioneer, winner of IRC Class Super Zero
and first Swan at the RORC Caribbean 600.
"There is only one word to describe this regatta-fantastico! The
course; weather; route through the Caribbean islands; including the
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LOST HORIZON
BUDGET MARINE VALENTINE'S REGATTA

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sisted of two days of sailing in
the Five Islands Harbor adjacent to Jolly Harbor with a fifteen-
boat fleet. It was a truly outstanding event where passionate sail-


active volcano on Montserrat; reefs like Redonda; the sunshine; ideal
temperature; constant 20 knot breeze; organisation and logistics. It's
bound to become one of the most aspirational regattas among the
classics such as the Rolex Fastnet, Rolex Sydney-Hobart and Rolex
Middle Sea Race," said Codecasa.
David Aisher's Rogers 46, Yeoman XXXII was the winner of IRC
Class Zero. The crew included RORC Commodore, Andrew Mclrvine:
"Nearly half of the RORC membership are overseas and we wanted
to bring this race to them. The RORC has a well-known domestic race
programme but IRC is now raced all over the world. We wanted a
RORC race in the Caribbean and now we have got one. I must say
that it was not a Caribbean cruise. After we finished, I had a feeling
of accomplishment, similar to competing a Fastnet. I was just as tired,
but no where near as cold!"
In IRC 1, Bernie Evan-Wong's Mumm 36, Cafe Americano High
Tension was the class winner. The Antiguan boat showed experience
and guile around the course and Evan-Wong showed immense
courage-he injured his ribs but refused to throw in the towel, carrying
the injury for over two days.
In IRC two handed, Willy Bissante's Class 40 Lou came out on top.
Bissante is from Guadeloupe and plans to compete in the Route de
Rhum in his Class 40 next year. The benchmark for the Class 40 was
set by Tony Lawson's Concise, fully crewed by young offshore sailors
from Hamble UK. They were the first Class 40 to complete the course
in just under 75.
There were many close fought encounters right across the course,
none more so than that between Adam Cleary's Gienah and Daniel
Segalowicz's Schider, two identical Swan 62s. The two were never out
of sight of each other for over three days of racing. Back at home in
Guadeloupe, their friends in the local bar had hooked up the RORC
Race tracker to a television screen and were following the battle by the
hour. After the race, the two teams enjoyed a cold beer together and
swapped tales of their race.
Commodore of theAntigua Yacht Club Elizabeth Jordan commented
after the race, "To bring an exciting new event to the Caribbean has
long been a dream of the members of Antigua Yacht Club and with
the efforts of the RORC the dream has become a reality. The RORC
Caribbean 600 can be added to the calendar of the most prestigious
events in the Caribbean."
For complete results, www.caribbean600.rorc.org. -


ors enjoyed bracing conditions on the water and great parties
ashore. Winds were always stiff and above twelve knots but never
got exceptionally strong.
The racing class was dominated byJamie Dobb's Lost Horizon
(J122) sailed by a top-notch crew that made few mistakes. An
indomitable Bernie Evans Wong followed him around the
course at a fairly consistent distance to take second. The crew of
Likkle Hugo went home when they decided they could not win
the event like they had last year The third place went to Paul Hoj
Jensen and Sven Harder in the Dragon Compass Point.
The most competitive class was the Racer Cruiser class where
Jerry Bardoe (Contention 33, Encore) managed to squeeze
ahead of Tanner Jones's (J30) Blue Peter by one point. A tough
battle between Biwi Magic and Augustine ended with equal
point with the tie of 18 points each going in favor of Biwi Magic
(Geoffrey Pidduck).
The spirit of this regatta was best captured by the Cruising
Class, in which a mixed group of passionate sailors drive a
variety of boats around the course with great spirit and old sails.
Coming out on top was Colin Jones sailing a Columbia 34 with
great skill. David Milner sailed his Van der Stadt 30 into second
place and Charles Kenlock took third place with the British
Folkboat May. Winners of the Racer Cruiser and Cruising classes
both received $1,000 in Micron 66 sponsored by Interlux.
Participants were pleased to welcome Jean Michel Marizou
from Guadeloupe and a large crew who were pleased to escape
the strike conditions on that island. The rest of the participants
were Antigua residents in some form. The race officer Stephen
Parry flew in from the UK to once again officiate this event.
Additional prizes were Osculati binoculars, Leatherman
Skeletools and Xantrex inverters, all available at Budget Marine.
The 16th edition of this event (the first was in 1993) continued
a tradition of great regattas held in the flat waters and a great
spirit of sportsmanship. The event is sponsored by Budget Marine
whose oldest "branch" is in Jolly HarbourAntigua where they have
served the growing yachting population since Jolly Harbour first
opened up. Budget Marine is the Caribbean's leading chandlery
and has been operating in the Caribbean since 1982, and has nine
locations throughout the Caribbean. www.budgetmarine.com. -



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ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK


following on from the success of the inaugural Royal Ocean
Racing Club's Caribbean 600 race held in conjunction with
the Antigua Yacht Club, Antigua is gearing itself up for the
club's Classic Regatta, to be held between 16th and 21st April, and
for a revamped 42nd annual Sailing Week which starts on 25th April.
In the four decades of Sailing Week the nature of the racing has
changed. Yachts have become larger and there has been a greater
emphasis on racers (Division A) rather than cruisers (Division B).
There is still good demand for cruisers and bareboats and their
format has remained largely unchanged, but substantial re-
planning of the racing courses for Division A has taken place.
Unofficially, Sailing Week commences on Friday 24th with the
race from Guadeloupe to Antigua organised by the Antigua yacht
Club in conjunction with the Sailing Week Committee. Although
designed as a race for French yachts coming to Antigua for Sailing
Week some vachts from Antiaua have sailed in the past down to


Guadeloupe to take part in the race, particularly those interested
in setting a course record.
For 2009 all Division A starts and finishes will be off Falmouth
Harbour. No longer will the racing yachts be required to anchor
off the north west of the island or overnight in Jolly Harbour. The
Yachting World Round the Island Race, once a two part race, will now
be a complete circuit of Antigua. Added back into the calendar is a
race around the island of Redonda sponsored by watchmaker Corum
which, together with Round the Island Race, will create a mini-series.
Division A racing starts a day earlier than in previous years as does
racing for the performance cruisers in Division B. Within Division
B, courses are now split between the bareboats and performance
cruisers, the latter still getting a Round the Island race, anti-clockwise,
but, as in the past, with an overnight break at Fort James. The


In Division B, both bareboats and performance cruisers meet up
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Redonda enabling all Division A classes to
finish at approximately the same time.
In Division B, both bareboats and performance cruisers meet up
again for an overnight at Jolly Harbour mid week before returning
to Falmouth to join the racing yachts from Division A.
Lay Day, the usual party day, has been removed from the calendar
except for the bareboats. With the increasing value of yachts and
more serious racing and, therefore, more responsible crew, Lay Day
had declined in popularity over the years. Despite this, Antigua
Sailing Week has always been a social regatta particularly for those
in bareboats who often make a pilgrimage to Antigua for their
annual sailing holiday. The bareboats will keep Lay Day traditionally
held on the Wednesday.
Also in keeping with tradition, the bareboats will retain their
championship Gold and Silver race held between the top
performing bareboat yachts as the last race of the week.
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Introduced a couple of years ago, multi-hulls
now form a part of Sailing Week in both Divisions.
The racing multi-hulls will compete in all the
Division A races whilst the cruising multi-hulls will
join the performance cruisers in Division B.
After a series of races for both Divisions off the
south of the island, Sailing Week, having started
a day earlier, comes to an end a day earlier than
usual unless there have been any abandoned
races in which case these may be rerun on
the Friday.
The new format to Antigua Sailing Week should
introduce variety for all competitors and create
more interesting racing, www.sailingweek.com. -


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Sailing Week that the regatta will be going ahead as planned. The
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February. The Festival, based tor the first time this year
in its new Home Port at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis
Marina, saw four days of international yacht racing and
the traditional two-day Digicel Work Boat Regatta off
Grand Anse Beach.
Grenadian skippers and crews provided strong
competition to visiting international and regional
yachtsmen in three out of four of the racing classes and
figured in the prizes each day.
Saturday's Mount Gay Race Series began to show
the pattern of the close competition to come, despite
some light winds. In the Racing Class British skipper James Dobbs
in his J122 Lost Horizon took the day. Well known Carriacou-based
Festival competitor Jerry Stewart in his Hughes 38 Bloody Mary led
the Cruising Class.
The J24 Class was up to five entrants for 2009, with three boats from
Grenada, joined by Barbados and Trinidad. The first day of racing
saw Charlie Gloumeau and Russell Carrie from Barbados in Jaboulani
take first place. The Charter Class, sponsored by the Dutch company
Boval, also had a strong international representation, with British and
Californian skippers joining the four boat fleet entered by the Dutchmen.
UK's John Couper in the Bavaria 46 My Mistress came in first.
After a hard first day of three races, skippers and crew headed for
the Victory Bar at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina for the prize
presentation and the Mount Gay Red Cap Party.


The True Blue Bay Race followed on Sunday, the traditional
half-day of racing, allowing skippers and crews to watch the
finals in the Digicel Work Boat Regatta on Grand Anse Beach.
First, second and third placings between James Dobbs,
Richard Szyjan and Paul Solomon were exactly the same as
day one in the Racing Class, while in Cruising, Grenada's
Peter 'Champie' Evans took first in his Nautor Swan Julia.
Charlie Gloumeau and Russell Carrie could not be knocked
from the number one J24 slot, and in the Charter Class, Jaap
Eringa and Second Chance took first.
Therewas a very popular newaddition tothe partyschedule
on Sunday evening, with a cocktail party for skippers and
sponsors on the lightship Vastra Banken, based on the dock
at new Marina Le Phare Bleu, followed by the day's prizes and
a Pirates of Calivigny Party at the waterside restaurant.


Monday morning saw another change in the Festival schedule for
2009, as for the first time, the Moet & Chandon Pursuit Race started
off the day. This was open to the full Festival fleet competing for
Champagne prizes. Jerome McQuilkin and Wayward took home the
magnum in first place.
The Pursuit Race was followed by the ever-popular South Coast
Triangle courses in the Heineken Race Series. It proved to be a day
for Trinidad successes: Peter Peake led Racing Class in Storm; Jerome
McQuilkin took the Cruising Class; and Stephen Bushe and Ambushe
took the J24 Class. John Couper and My Mistress were again successful
in the Charter Class.
The prize presentation party was staged at the Aquarium
waterside Restaurant, where guests were treated to a 'Taste of
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The Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Race Series made the final
day of racing, and the two race series in excellent wind and water
conditions gave skippers and crews their last opportunity to change
their cumulative places for the overall Festival titles. James Dobbs
could not be beaten in the Racing Class, and Jerome McQuilkin took
another first in Cruising. Robert Yearwood came through to take first
in the J24 Class as did John Couper in Charter.





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The final night Prize Presentation Party was at the
ever-popular venue of the Dodgy Dock at True Blue
Bay and was a night to remember with traditional
drummers, pan bands, salsa dance and Parang style
music, all topped off with farewell fireworks. Race day
prizes were again provided by North South Wines,
Moet & Chandon and Colombian Emeralds, with
original signed prints from International photographer
_Onne van der Wal.
All Class winners took home a magnum of Champagne
and a Tissot watch. As winner of the Racing Class, James
Dobbs also took home a Yamaha outboard engine
presented by Maclntyre Brothers; Cruising Class winner
Jerome McQuilkin received a haul-out courtesy of
r-. -' Spice Island Marine Services; John Couper took away a
M one week charter from Horizon Yacht Charters; and J24
S Class winner Stephen Bushe was presented with US$400
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The title of Overall Festival Winner 2009 went to James
Dobbs and he was presented with the Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis
Plate, as well as two British Airways return tickets to London ... a great
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BAD WEATHER CANNOT DAMPEN SPIRITS
AT GRENADA SAILING FESTIVAL'S DIGICEL WORK BOAT REGATTA


ven some of the worst i ""ii : :::::. .
weather seen in a Dry
Season for many years
could not dampen the spirit of
the 2009 Grenada Sailing Festi-
val Digicel Work Boat Regatta, I
held on Saturday 31 January
and Sunday 1 February
Local sailors from Gouyave,
Grand Mal, Petite Martinique,
Sauteurs and Woburn braved
the weather and brought their
boats-part of the fleet sailed,
some were towed, and others
were trucked in-to Grand Anse Beach to ensure that the 2009
event was better than ever.

traditional Skippers Briefing and party on the
beach had to be cancelled and a new party
hastily organised at the Victory Bar at the
new Festival HQ Port Louis Marina. Happily,
the weather lightened and the Work Boat
crews were on the beach Saturday morning
eager to get the racing started.
This year five classes raced over the two
day as Chairman Jimmy Bristol kept the
races moving fast through Saturday and
Sunday morning. Crowds on the beach were
entertained with some hot, competitive racing
to determine which skippers and boats were
to race-off for the Championship title.
With DJs on the beach, there was a great
selection displayed by local artists and
craftsmen, plus balloon sculptures and face-
painting for the children and what proved
most poplar of all-tattoos and transfers for
the adults! There was also a Bungee Run


set up by Horizon Yacht Charters and a bench
press competition.
The atmosphere on Sunday afternoon began
to build up as the GSF16 Match Racing got
underway with the Junior National Team Sailing
Race, sponsored by Coca Cola and Budget
.,= Marine. Community teams drew for which boat
they would sail from the fleet of boats built and
kept by the Grenada Sailing Festival. Crowds on
the beach cheered on as the young crews took to
the water in Mr X, Tomorrow' Worry, Gybe Talk,
Homer and Pink Gin. The experience and tactics
of Michael McQueen and Vaughn Bruno, now
instructors for the GYC Youth Sailing Program,
made the difference, and it was a very popular win for the Woburn
team. Gouyave came in second in front of the Petite Martinique crew.
The excitement was kept to the max as Chairman Jimmy Bristol
sent the senior crews out straight away in the GSF16 fleet to contest
the Senior National Team Sailing Championship, sponsored by
United Insurance. This year it was Petite Martinique who took first
in front of Gouyave and Sauteurs.
Then, what everyone had been waiting for-the Skipper of the
Year Final GSF16 Match Race with the winning skippers from each
class: Gouyave Class winners Carlyle Joseph and Ted Richards;
Petite Martinique's Emmanuel Bethel; Andy DeRoche winner of the
Sauteurs Class and Michael Charles from Woburn. The boats were
picked, the stage was set for a great race and the crowds moved to
the shoreline. Andy DeRoche picked his time and moved past at
the last mark to bring home GSF16 Gybe Talk to victory and win the
coveted title of Digicel Work Boat Regatta Skipper of the Year 2009.
Emotions ran high as the US $1000 cash prize and trophy were
placed in the hands of 2009 Champion Andy DeRoche, joined by
his father, and founding member of the Grenada Sailing Festival
Work Boat Regatta, Clayton DeRoche. -



Report submitted by Grenada Sailing Festival


S<< Patricia Maher, Country manager, Digicel, presents
Skipper of the Year, Andy De Roche, with a cheque for US$1,000


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DINGHY CHAMPIONSHIP TAKES TO WATER
A FIRST FOR GRENADA SAILING FESTIVAL





wind conditions and good at-
tendance made the first Gre-
nada Sailing Festival Dinghy Champi-
onship a great success. Visitors and
Grenadians at Grand Anse Beach on
Saturday, January 24 were treated to
an added bonus as they watched 17
keen young sailors enjoy an after-
noon of competitive racing.
There were some thrills and spills,
but the supervision from the safety
boat, provided to the Youth Sailing -
Program by the Four Seasons Hotel
Group, and the Committee Boat,

Laser sailors

in sailing as they get older.
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me r :.,.tI ::,r,rY,,: d by Budget Marine, Grenada, and at the

S:: 1: rr: 1:-1- ,nted with a championship certificate from the
a Fetvl l F-r, ,al. The event was organized as a run-up to
S: I iling Festival and all participating sailors were
,r :I r l: rl,,i 1 -r -rnoon prize presentation of the Digicel Work
I : r I: rI ;rr : '. :Iy, February 1, when the winners of each class:
I1 1, I , rhe Mosquitos; Kenzo Szyjan in the Optimists
I-,:11 I- o -,, :1 ,-, trhe Lasers, were awarded trophies.
By starting this new Dinghy Sailing
Championship, Festival organizers aim
e to increase the calendar of sailing events
for young sailors. It is planned that all
events and Regattas in which they take
-,.,: r I ,, -,part will contribute to finding a Junior
:1 r,,: Dinghy Sailing Champion for 2009, to be
S:, ,:,r : rl,- announced atthe end of the year This will
S,;:I,r .,: :1 rl,also be a useful aid to the sailing coaches
rl, ,::rl, ,:1 11 r.... when picking teams to participate in
.1:,. rr :I, :1i .:,, go regional regattas, and hopefully, in the
:- r, : : future, International events.
The youngsters are all The organizers would like to thank
members of the Youth Sailing Program run by the Grenada Nicholas George and Budget Marine Grenada; Richard Szyjan
Yacht Club, supported by the Grenada Sailing Association, and of Turbulence Grenada; Mark Stout and Jacqui Pascall from the
with the long-term support of Budget Marine, Grenada, also Grenada Sailing Association for dedicating their time and support;
a Festival sponsor. There were classes for both Optimist and and Digicel for providing the event's base tent on the beach. -&
Mosquito dinghies for the younger sailors, with the youngest
competitor only nine years old. The faster Laser dinghies were
also out on the water, being raced by older, more experienced Report and photos submitted by Grenada Sailing Festival


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TOBAGO CARNIVAL REGATTA

FEBRUARY 10-14,2009


ARTICLE AND PHOTO BY RUTH LUND




slot gave this Tobago Regatta fresh energy and a new
vibe. The mix of yacht racing, bum boat racing, wind
surfing, kite boarding, beach games and parties all
happening right on or just off the idyllic beach at Pigeon Point, added
excitement for participants and spectators. It was four events rolled
into one, presenting some tricky logistics, but those who took on this
challenge are to be congratulated on this first attempt.
The Committee Boat crew knew the regatta was under way when
the 65' Maxis thundered across the line very little space between
them. Unfortunately Challenger 4 dropped out before the end of the
regatta because of gear failure, but Spirit of Juno and Spirit of Isis (the
ultimate winner) tacked and cover tacked their way around the courses
in America's Cup-style match racing.
Smooth starts were a feature of the yacht racing, with only one
boat over the line on one start and no protests. Happily, a number of
issues were resolved by boats exonerating themselves with 720 turns.
This final regatta in The Festival of Wind Southern Caribbean Circuit
(Carriacou, Grenada, Tobago) certainly got its share of wind, not to
mention unseasonable rain. On Day 1 the fleet sailed in a brisk 15 20
knots, by Day 2 seas had built up and winds were gusting 30 knots
during squalls, making conditions cold, wet and grueling, especially
for the smaller boats that did 3 races. Day 3 saw a slight easing of wind
and by Day 4 it was sunny with more comfortable seas.
On the Day 1, one of a string of spectacular broaches found The
Artful Dodger, a Melges 24 in a dodgy situation, down flat directly in
front of the Swan Tobasco and only some artful dodging by Tobasco's
helmsman prevented them becoming the Ex Artful Dodger. On Day 2,
when boats began to skid along with their masts parallel to the water,
the Race Officer had a premonition of trouble, because he called the
Regatta RIB out as a safety precaution and only minutes later a halyard
let go on the Melges 24 Mojo, and their mast came down. Fortunately
there was no injury to the crew who recovered and repaired their mast
to fight another day, thanks to support from safety boats and other
Melges 24 competitors. On Day 4, when Mojo ripped their spinnaker
before the start of Race 1 and was about to retire, Drunken Monkey
came to their rescue with their spare spinnaker. Drunken Monkey(Paul
Amon) convincingly won the regatta overall, with Synergy (Jeffrey
Chen) 2nd and Mojo (Rostant/De Vertieul/MacKenzie) a close 3rd.
In the J24 class it was great to see the young crew on Ambushe
(Stephen Bushe) show a few of the old hands a clean wake, but not
without close competition from Jabulani (Peter Hoad) 2nd. Die Hard
(Robbie Yearwood) from Grenada was 3rd. These J24 sailors deserve a
medal just for sailing their small craft up to Tobago against wind and
current. In the Racer Cruiser class bMobile Enzyme (Paul Solomon) was
king always first out on the water, with immaculate spinnaker work
and solid starts. Bruggadung (Ralph Johnson) from Barbados was 2nd


and Jaguar (Peter Morris) 3rd. Cruising Class was dominated by the
evergreen Petit Careme (Rawle Barrow rumour has it their average
crew age was in the 60s). 2nd was Carnival (Phillipe Agostini), back in
action again after a break, with Beex (Paul Hatch) 3rd.
Watching the Bum Boats was an experience all by itself. Historically,
these very technical boats with their sweet lines were developed and
built in Tobago, St Lucia, Bequia and Grenada and it was thrilling to
watch their skilled crews sail. Standing starts off the lagoon beach
were accompanied by much yelling from the support crews, families
and friends. On their return, perceived infringements were dealt with
by hurling "expletive deletives" back and forth, which ultimately
seemed to resolve the problem. Makes one wonder why we bother
with protest committees.
The Tobago House of Assembly gave substantial support to this
event and aim to encourage more participation particularly by local
youth in future Tobago Carnival Regattas. The sheer speed of the
windsurfers and the awesome air show by the kite boarders, some of
whom came from Europe to participate, added an extra edge and
adrenalin to this regatta. No other event in the Caribbean combines
the four water sports that this one did, and if in future dinghy racing is
included, it will be truly unique.
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Local swimmers, walkers and bike-riders in Curacao have raised
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about 600,000 USD for the fight against cancer during five
editions of the "Ride, Walk, and Swim for the Roses."
The Ride for the Roses is an international non-competitive event that
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and carried out in many places all over the world. The purpose is to
raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. In January 2005
the Ride for the Roses was introduced in Curacao. The event grew
bigger every year and soon included a swim and a walk on the same
day. The money collected is donated to the Princess Wilhelmina Fund
and is used to promote the belief that cancer is curable.
The Swim for the Roses is a long-distance open water swim from
Jan Thiel to the Curacao Sea Aquarium, approximately 2.7 kilometers.
The swim is also non-competitive, which means that swimmers of all
ages can participate and have the chance to catch up with the rest of
the group. Goggles, masks and fins are allowed. Kayaks and rescue-
boats were on-scene to accompany the swimmers from the moment
the start signal was given until the last swimmer arrived. A participant
didn't need to be a superstar to join. The swim was held along the
shoreline in shallow waters to make it as safe as possible, easily
enabling swimmers to reach the shore.
In an effort to involve the youth in the swim as well young swimmers
were allowed to join the group of open-water swimmers at the Lions
Dive Resort, quite near the finish, where swimmers were handed 'The
Rose" for their effort and as a symbol for the fact that cancer is curable.
During the events of the Ride, the Swim, and the Walk for the Roses,
survival was the topic that was most focused on, and also the thought
that surviving this terrible disease is possible! The way the community
has been sustaining these events en mass with 4,000 participants and
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This month and next month's events are currently published here and at www.allatsea.net.
Your specific area may or may not be shown based on identified activities for these months.


W ANGUILLA
5/8-10
2009 Anguilla Regatta
Sailing I sailanguilla.com
regatta@sailanguilla.com

H ANTIGUA

SATURDAYS
All Comers Race I Jolly Harbour Y Club
www.jollyharbouryachtclub.com
4/11
Pirates of the Antilles
Crew Parties I theabracadabra.com
S abra@candw.ag
4/16-21
Q Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
S Sailing I antiguaclassics.com
info@antiguaclassics.com
4/23
Soul II Soul pres
Back II Life 6th Edition
S Crew Parties I theabracadabra.com
abra@candw.ag
4/26-5/2
SAntigua Sailing Week
Sailing I sailingweek.com
santossailingweek@candw.ag
5/9
S Season Closing Party
Crew Parties I theabracadabra.com
abra@candw.ag


5/16-17
Green Island Weekend
Sailing I antiguayachtclub.com
yachtclub@candw.ag
5/30-6/1
Deshais Weekend
Sailing I antiguayachtclub.com
yachtclub@candw.ag

M BARBADOS
5/10-15
24th Annual Mt. Gay Boatyard Regatta
Sailing I sailbarbados.com
info@sailbarbados.com

I'1 BEQUIA
4/9-13
Bequia Easter Regatta
Sailing I begos.com/easterregatta
bsc@caribsurf.com

U BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

5/3
The Atlantic Cup
Cruising Rally I carib1500.com
steve@carib1500.com
5/22-23
35th Annual Foxy's Wooden
Boat Regatta I Sailing I weyc.net
mcmechanics@surfbvi.com


I I CANOUAN, GRENADINES
5/28-6/1
Canouan Regatta
Sailing 1784458-8197

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4/1-5
Nautical Festival at Marina Zar-Par
Boat Show I marinazarpar.com
ttorres@regata.com.do

I GENOA, ITALY
5/4-8
MYBA Charter Show 2009
Boat Show I mybashow.com
fran@mybashow.com

M GUADELOUPE

4/4-28
10th Transcaraibes Guadeloupe
to Cuba Race
Sailing I transcaraibes.com
contact@transcaraibes.com
4/18-19
Triskell Trophy
Sailing I triskellcup.com
+590 690 49 5757
4/24
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race
Sailing I sailingweek.com


5/20-24
Round Guadeloupe
Sailing I triskellcup.com
organisation@triskellcup.com

I I MARTINIQUE
5/21-23
Combat de Coques Regatta
Sailing I cnn.leneptune@wanadoo.fr

E PUERTO RICO

5/22-24
Club Nautico de Fajardo
Puerto Rico Vela Cup
Sailing I clubnauticofajardo.com
cndfpr@gmail.com

N ST. LUCIA

5/3, 5/17, 5/31
SLYC Championship Series J24 & big boats
Sailing I stluciayachtclub.com
slycmembers@gmail.com
5/22-24
Corpus Christie Race to Martinique
Sailing I stluciayachtclub.com
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4/21-23
VICL St. Thomas Spring Yacht Show
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GREAT FOOD MADE EASY!

BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON


Today we all seem to have-
very busy schedules, so I've l
put together some easy to
prepare recipes that even fussy
eaters will enjoy. A good meal at the
end of the day is not only nourishing to your body, but can be a fun
time enjoyed with family or friends. Not only will you love the food,
but the savings too!
Please send me your suggestions of what you would like me to write
about and please send any special easy recipes that you may like to
share Jan@allatsea.net. Happy cooking!


Suggested Menus:
Pumpkin Soup
Veal with Artichokes and Lemon Sauce
White Rice with Almonds
Green Beans Provencale
Strawberries in Swedish Cream


PUMPKIN SOUP
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes. Serves: 4-6.


white wine. Bring mixture to a simmer. Add enough stock to cover
veal completely. Grate lemon rinds and set aside. Add squeezed
lemon juice to sauce. Cover the skillet and cook over low heat for
20 minutes. Stir in the cream and simmer for 5 minutes uncovered.
Garnish on top of veal with grated lemon rind (zest). Serve with
buttered noodles and a green vegetable OR


WHITE RICE WITH ALMONDS
Preparation time: 2 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: 4-6.

1-1/2 cups white rice
3 cups water
1 Tbsp. butter
Salt to taste
1/4 cup slivered almonds

Place rice and water with butter and salt in large saucepan. Bring
to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 15 minutes. Add
almonds and cook five minutes more. Remove from heat and let
sit 5 minutes before fluffing and serving.


GREEN BEANS PROVENCALE
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4-6.


One (10 oz) pkgs French style
green beans, frozen
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
Butter


3 chopped tomatoes
(or canned)
1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese


2 cans pumpkin soup (16 oz)
1-1/2 cans evaporated milk
2 cups chicken broth
Ground nutmeg
Ginger powder


In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender.
Add pepper, pumpkin, milk, and broth; mix well. Add nutmeg and
ginger to taste. Simmer 30 minutes.


VEAL WITH ARTICHOKES AND LEMON SAUCE
Preparation time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes. Serves: 4.


8 veal scaloppini (1/4 inch thick)
Flour to coat
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion


1 (14 oz) can artichoke bottoms
1/2 cup dry white wine
1-1/4 cups chicken bouillon/stock
2 lemons
1/2 cup heavy cream


Heat butter in large frying pan or electric skillet. Coat veal in flour
and pepper. Saute until golden brown in butter, turning once.
Add chopped onions, drained artichoke bottoms and pour in the


Prepare beans according to instructions on package. In a large frying
pan saute garlic and onion in butter Add tomatoes, oregano, salt
and pepper. Add drained green beans and cook five minutes on low
heat. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and serve.


STRAWBERRIES IN SWEDISH CREAM
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves: 6.

3 cups strawberries
1 cup brown sugar
1 cups sour cream

Slice strawberries and layer in wine glass with sour cream, brown sugar,
and strawberries. Repeat 3 times. Can be prepared ahead of time or
right before serving.


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


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57 Carver Voyager Pilot House, 2003 48 Cheoy Lee, 1981 46 C&C Logical Power Cat, 1985
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Perfect family cruiser, $599,000 Beautifully finished, must see, $149,000 Ideal for charter or private, $180,000







44 CSY Walkover, 1978 40 Tiara Mid Cabin, 1994 37 Gulfstar, 1977
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Value priced fier upper, $50,000 Excellent price, offers $149,000 Turn key cruiser, offers $65,000

51 1995 Hylas, Quality center cockpit performance cruiser..........$295,000 35 1994 BeneauOceans-Perkns dsel, peredweeender, offers..$45,00
48 1974 Maple Leaf- Classic CC cruiser, new paint in 2006 .....$117,500 34 1988 Tartan Classic design, scheel keel, low usage..............$47,000
48 1970 Hughes Indudes turnkey successful day charter be .$299,900 33 1973 Morgan Out Island Spaaous cruiser, bring offer ...........$29,000
46 1981 Morgan CC ketch, bargain price, needs refitting ...........$35,000 31 1995 Corsair- Performance trimaran with trailer .......................$86,000
45 1978 Windboas- FenocementCC ketch, unique design, beaublul$125,000 30 1963 Allied Seawind Classic cruising ketch, readyto sal......$24,900
45 1980 Hardin Heavy cruising cutter ketch, 4 cabin, 2 head...$115,000 27 1988 J-Boat- Race ready, many sails, trailer, winner 07 &08.$29,000
45 1974 Fuji CC Ketch, cruise equipped, recent upgrades.......$119,500 27 1970 Albin Vega Sloop, outboard engine, dinghy included...$12,000
41 1982 Morgan OI CC cruising ketch, ready to sail away.........$79,000 POWER
41 1974 Formosa Yankee Clipper- Beautifuly ref, laded w/gear ..$85,000 46 1985 Bertram SF GM's, upgraded interior, ready to deal....$150,000
41 1984 J Boat- Vintage racer originally owned by designer.......$44,900 42 1999 Cruisers 4270 Express, twin cats, loaded, great condton.$199,000
40 1979 Pearson Centerboard performance cruiser, great buy.$39,000 42 1978 Grand Banks Twin Lehmans, genset, MUST SELL.....$99,000
39 1974 South Seas Steel CC cutter ketch, ready to cruise.......$65,000 38 1967 Camcraft- Aluminum crew boat, full cabin, GM, genset $50,000
38 1986 Encson-Verywell kept performance cruiser...................$79,000 37 2002 Inrepd-(3)NewSuzuk OB's,newgenset compltecabin.$245,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt- Steel passage maker, ketch ng, Yanmar..$69,000 37 2005 Fountaine Pajot- Prvate power cat, excellent condon ...$399,000
38 1978 Morgan Ted Brewer designed sloop, bnng offers .........$42,000 31 2005 Maxum Comfortable sport cruiser, twin Mercruisers.....$92,900
36 1980 Manner- Stout cruising ketch, pnced for immediate sell.$49,000 30 1951 Egg Harbor- Complete rebuild 1987, Perkins, beautiful $39,000
36 1976 Islander- Roomy racer/cruiser, priced for quick sell........$39,000 28 1973 Bertram Awlgnp paint job 2008, twin Ford engines.......$35,000
36 1983 Hinterhoeller- Frers racing design, offers encouraged...$38,000 26 2004 Glacier Bay Cabin, hardtop, twin Yamahas w/300 hrs. $79,000
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24' LYMAN 'BISCAYNE' DAY-BOAT,
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43' '95 Hunter 430 stepped transom........ $119K
44' '77 CSY Sloop new rigging............ $115K
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32' '96 Carver 325, twin Crusaders ........$75K
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40' '97 Carver MY, Cockpit, twin diesels$120K
42' '81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms....... $129K
42' '84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans..135K
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42' '92 Grand Banks Trwl, 3 strms........ $160K
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Fiberglass hull. Length 43'. Height 21'.
Two 700 HP Caterpillar Engines.
500 gallons fuel capacity.
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DECK CAT 31' 2007 POWERCAT cen-
ter console sport fisher/ day cruiser,2X150HP
2007 Yamaha,VHF,stereo ipod jack,
Raymarne E80GPS/Navionics,20gal fresh
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cover,trailer,St.Thomas, US $85,000 954-
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NOVURANIA RIB 530DL / Yamaha
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fresh water shower, VHF, Stereo, Excellent
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Wood/epoxy composite. Yanmar 24hp
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9ft AB inflatable w/15hp Yamaha.
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SMALL CLASSIC YACHT. 1972
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or howe@surfbvi.com.

BENETEAU FIRST CLASS 8. 26'
Well respected design. Drop keel. Built
1985. New suite of North sails, New stand-
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$US 13000 Lying Antigua Tel +1 (268)
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BREWER 45 CC KETCH, 1984 -
ORIGINAL OWNERS.

Strong, solidly built fiberglass yacht,
fully equipped for comfortable
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Never chartered. Surveyed May, 2006.
Asking $140,000 USD.
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1993 TRIPP 26 READY TO RACE!
$26K, Puerto Rico: New Doyle Racing Sails:
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& Custom Dry Stack Bed; 2006 9.9HP
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SAILBOAT FOR SALE 28 FOOT
PEARSON TRITON, dependable 10 hp
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for live aboard or cruising, Located St John
USVI, $8500, 340 626 7843

CANADIAN REGISTERED, SOUTH
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GRP construction. Classic lines, full keel.
Volvo 2030, new main, SSB, liferaft, dingy,
pilot, wind vane, arch and panels, much
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ed cruising. 38000USD, St Lucia. miroba@
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BOAT FOR SALE. 1990 THOMAS-35
BUILT BY TARTAN. Asking $59,000. All
offers welcome. 48" dia wheel. Auto helm,
GPS. 24hp Yanmar diesel. 8ft hard bottom
dingy with 8hp Tohatsu outboard. Many
extras. Contact Jeff Fangmann at Jfangmann@
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36' BRUCE ROBERTS CUTTER-
RIGGED CRUISING SAILBOAT, 1987.
Great roomy custom liveaboard. Wood/
epoxy composite. Yanmar 24hp diesel.
Recent Batteries, new AirX wind generator,
solar panel, and refrigeration. 9ft AB inflat-
able w/15hp Yamaha. $18,500. Located
Virgin Islands. 608-334-8553.

38FT JEANNEAU GIN FIZ SLOOP
1984, Sailed over from Greece.Cruising
Chute. Chartplotter. Yanmar 3GM engine.
Loads of spares. Excellent live aboard. Laying
Tortola, BVI. Tel:- 284 544 5895 or jockraf-
ferty@gmall.com for further information.

PEARSON 424 WITH 'SUGAR SCOOP'.
1978, gen., inverter, watermaker, washer/dryer,
auto-pilot, roller furler, fully-battened main. 60HP
diesel, 3-blade Maxprop. Large cockpit, nice lay-
out, comfortable fast cruiser. Try high $50's for
quick sale. Lying St. Thomas.(340) 776-3331,
tomt@surfvl.com for info & plcs

VANDERSTADT, 42', BUILT 1979,
South Africa. Centre cockpit, furler, SS rail-
ing, stout mast, foresail & mainsail, large
aft cabin, this is a project boat needing to
be finished.. She has great lines and is a
great blue water vessel. Extremely solid
hull. Externally looks great. $18 000 OBO,
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Knotmeter, 50hpYanmar, Electric Winch,
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48' PRIVILEGE CATAMARAN 26'
beam, Located in Curacao, Seeking part-
nership for 1/2 ownership, 1/2 a year each!
125,000 USD, AFFORDABLE CRUISING
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lyn_@hotmail.com

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51FT. SLOOP: IDYLLE 15.5, Frers
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dodger/Blminl. Excellent sail-away condition.
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A & F Sails..................................... ...... 66
123 Hulls Yacht Sales....................... 87
American Yacht Harbor....................C2, 1
Anguilla Regatta ....................................54
Antigua Classic Regatta .....................60
Antigua Rigging.......................................62
Antigua Yacht Club Marina..................60
APEX Inflatables......................................60
Atlas Yachts / Charters.................... 82,89
B.V.I. Yacht Sales .....................................81
Bay Island Yachts ...................................86
Bombardier Recreational Products..... 7
Budget Marine.............21, 23, 25, 65, C4
Captain Oliver's Marina ......................56
Caribbean Battery .................................94
Caribbean Inflatable Boats and
Liferafts, Inc. .............................................84
Caribbean Marine Surveyors Ltd.......48
Caribbean Yachts ...................................89
Carpet Care Antigua ....................... 66
Clarke's Court Bay Marina.....................76
Connections ............................................94
Cooper Marine, Inc...............................88
Curacao M arine........................................73
Defender Industries ................................94
Dockwise Yacht Transport....................28


Doyle Sailm akers ..................................... 4
Echo Marine................................................ 75
Edward William Marine Services SL..58
Electec ............................................ ..... 56
Electropics Marine Services #1 ....92, 93
FKG Marine Rigging & Fabricating NV 62
Fortress Marine Ltd.................................58
Gary's Marine Service........................84
Gold Coast Yachts.................................... 88
Golden Hind Chandlery .....................52
Grenada Marine .................................... 68
IGON Performance Hulls.....................89
Industrial & Marine Service, Inc..........86
Island Global Yachting ........................... 5
Island Marine Outfitters .....................51
Island Marine, Inc. ...................................44
Island Water World ................................ 16
Island Yachts / Charters.....................88
Jolly Harbour Marina / Boat Yard.......65
KM I SeaLift ............................................... 18
Lagoon M arina ....................................... 28
Le Shipchandler .....................................92
Marina at Marigot Bay......................... 2
Marina Zar Par .................................30, 94
Marine Warehouse .......................... 72
Maritime Yacht Sales............................86


M yett's ............................................ ..... 52
Nanny Cay Hotel and Marina .............. 51
Nau-T-Kol Marine Refrigeration Ltd..68
North Sails..................................... ..... 24
Northern Lights...................................... 76
Offshore Marine.............................. 11, 82
Peake Yacht Services............................85
Petticrows....................................28
Port Louis M arina .................................... 9
Port Networks ......................................... 76
Power Boats Mutual Facilities Ltd .....74
Prickly Bay Marina.................................74
Puerto Del Rey Marina / Boat Yard....44
Q uantum Sails ......................................... 8
RC Lasers...................................... ..... 93
Reefco Refrigeration, Air Conditioning,
Watermakers #1 .............................. 44,48
Renaissance Marina..............................31
Revere.......................................... ........91
Rio M arine.................................... ...... 89
Rodney Bay Marina...............................13
Scandia Dinghies...................................... 93
Seagull Inflatables.................................66
Sea hawk ................................... ............ 1 5
SeaSchool................................... .........46
Secure Chain and Anchor.....................92


Sevenstar Yacht Transport ....................20
Ship to Shore ..........................................58
Smith's Ferry Service LTD......................48
Soper's Hole Wharf & Marina ..............52
Southern Trades Yacht Sales................87
Spanish Water Holiday ........................94
Spice Island Marine Services................. 6
St. Thomas Yacht Sales / Charters......87
Subbase Drydock, Inc........................46
The Little Ship Company .................. 83
The Mail Hub............................... .. 92
The Moorings Yacht Brokerage.......... 79
The Multihull Company......................80
Theodore Tunick & Company ..............48
Tickle's Dockside Pub .......................... 76
Tortola Yacht Services..........................51
TurtlePac ........................................... 92
Venezuelan Marine Supply.................. 72
Village Cay Marina.................................C3
Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour .................27
W.E. Johnson Equipment Company.91
Ward's Marine Electric ........................... 3
Weather Eye Yacht Sales .....................85
YachtBlast .......................................56


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TURBOCHARGERS !!! & WATER
COOLED ELBOS CAT, Yanmar, IHI,
Cummins, Holset, Volvo, KKK, Detroit
Diesel, Garrett, Perkins, MAN, MTU, EMD,
ABB, Mitsubishl, Rajay, Schwitzer, Toyota.
Worldwide Service & Exchange Program,
1 year warranty, 321-868-2920. Cape
Canaveral, FL, ramturbo@bellsouth.net

FOR SALE 3 BRUCE ANCHORS 110
LB. ea. and one 90 LB. Danforth Hi-Tensile
Anchor. Good for hurricane season or for a
mooring. Will sell all or individually. Contact:
(787) 530-7007 orjavierrod@hotmail.com

FOR SALE: GARDNER ENGINES, small
and large, restored, tested under load. Www.
tangent-engineering.co.uk

GENNAKER WITH SNUFFER, red,
white, and blue stars and stripes, sail in good
shape, new snuffer, will fit 38 to 48 ft boat
$650 804 6934231

TURNBUCKLES FOR SALE. 1/2"wire
Norseman(7X19) one end, S/S closed barrel
body, 5/8 clevis on other end. $125 USD Each
FOB ST Thomas USVI. cbmonroe@surfvi.com



PRIME OFFICE SPACE. CENTRAL
LOCATION: English Harbour, Antigua.
240sq ft. In quiet courtyard complex. Back
up services.Free internet. AC fitted but good
natural ventilation & light. Restaurant space
also available soon. Contact: raylinnington@
hotmail.com Cell: 1-268-464-0845

ST. THOMAS BOAT RENTAL BUSINESS:
OWNER MUST SELL. Profitable, estab-
lished business with 7 boats in upscale marina.
Great opportunity to walk right into a turnkey
operation with repeat customers. Owner will
sacrifice at $800,000 (will hold $300k paper) or
for full cash sale $700,000. Call Fiona at John
Foster Real Estate 340-626-4690 or email
fionastuart33@yahoo.com

LOOKING FOR HOT SPOT TO DO
FROZEN BUSINESS! Have eight frozen
Daiquiri machines, soft ice cream machine,
beer cooler, freezer, refrigerator and micro-
wave to make FAST drink/food sales! Make
me an offer I can't refuse! Call 340 998-7728.

36' FIBERGLASS LANDING CRAFT,
GM 671n, hydraulic steering and ramp.
Cars,pickups or cargo to 5,0001bs. Asking $15K
or close offer, trades considered.Lying USVI.
cbmonroe@surfvi.com or (340) 690 1060

FISHING CHARTER FOR SALE USVI.
Active & Successful charter based in St.
Thomas/St. John. 2003 boat fully rigged, trail-
er, booking contacts, 2007 Dodge Ram truck.
Featured on ESPN. $215,000. US. Combo
home & business also available $950,000 US.
340-693-5823 www.bitemecharters@msn.com

36 FT PDQ (1990) LIVE-ABOARD CATA-
MARAN AND ESTABLISHEDIPROFIT-
ABLE DAYSAIL BUSINESS in St. John,
USVI. Website, Customer lists, Operational
systems, Mooring, 5 years documented expo-
nential growth, High end customer base with
high retention. Contact Capt. Josh Dohnng @
340-344-9947 or Josh@BestDayCharters.com.

FOR SALE DAYSAIL CHARTER BIZ,
RETAIL SHOP & BOOKING CENTER
ON ST. THOMAS. 40' Cheoy Lee sailboat,
2 shops & storage, 5 yr. lease with renewal
option, very profitable for 20 years, owners
retiring, will train, $195K plus inventory. Call
340-774-3175 or 340-513-3147


MOVE YOUR BOAT SOMEWHERE
SAFER FOR HURRICANE SEASON!
Compass Point Marina St Thomas has deep
and shallow slips available for long or short term
rental. Also large lockers, Artist Studios and
Office space available. Call (340) 775-6144 or
email Kevin@compasspointmarina.com



WOODSTOCK BOATBUILDERS IN
ANTIGUA has the following openings for
the 2008-2009 season: Metal Fabricator/
Tig Welder- Engineer/diesel mechanic *
Carbonfibre/Compositesfabricator*Boatbuilder/
Joiner Project Manager For more information
send covering letter and C.V. To: ar@wood-
stockboats.com or call: (268) 463-6359

IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING
OF OUR NEW MARINA FACILITIES,
WE HAVE POSITIONS OPEN FOR
"MARINE MECHANICS." Must be certi-
fied as a Mercury Technician with a minimum
of 3 years experience in repairsand service
of Mercury outboard motors and Mercruiser
inboard/outboard engines. Knowledge & skill
of electrical rigging and trouble shooting in
boats also necessary. Applications can be
sent to scottsmarine@candw.ky attention
Anthony Scott.

NAUTOOL MACHINE LTD, BVI, seek-
ing experienced individual in all aspects of
machine shop process and practice including
welding.Design / Technical Background a
Plus. Basic computer skills. Need back-
ground in all yacht systems. Work alongside
front office personnel. www.nautool.com.
CV to stainless@surfbvi.com or call 284-
494-3187

CAPTAIN / MATE NEEDED: 65' Hatteras
Sportfish, North Carolina summers Florida /
Bahamas / Exumas in the winter. Captain's
License helpful but not a must, owners can
/ do operate vessel. A strong knowledge
of marine systems, mechanical skills, basic
navigation supported by routine maintenance
desired. Please email resumes to sgrlffin@
atlanticclaims.com



ST. MAARTEN: LOOKING FOR A
CONDO TO RENT DURING RACE
WEEK? We have a lockout unit available
in the Pelican Bay Marina Residences. Two
double beds, large bathroom with dress-
ing area, with private balcony overlooking
Simpson Bay. (Coffee maker/microwave
included.) $150/night or $800/week. Call
Madeline (508)839-7084 or send email to
MadelineFlynn@aol.com.



GRENADINES: Land for sale in Union
Island, Local Land Owner has several lots of
land across Union Island at extremely good
rates. Serious inquiries only please Contact:
dukuna@hotmail.com


KIWI DIVE INSTRUCTOR WITH
STCW95, B1/B2 VISA and 6 years boat
handling experience. Currently based in St
Maarten, looking for any work available.
Contact Anita on 00 599 554 7009 or email:
forrestbong@gmail.com

ALUMINUM & STAINLESS
STEEL FABRICATION/WELDING
SERVICES. Call for a free estimate.
Shop at Salinas, PR. Pepin Medina
Architectural Welders & Fabricators, http://


aluminlosoldadurayfabricacion.blogspot.
cor, 787-297-2926, archwelders@gmall.
corn, pepinmed@hotmail.com

NEED A REBUILT OR HELP?
GREMAN, 35 years in yachtrepairs,
licensed electrician, mechanic, electronic
engineer (batchelors degree), Captn., sur-
veyor good in woodworks, hydrolics,
generators, engines all aspects of a yacht
- trained in Germany. Vnseis at hotmail.
cor, tel. 8094538038

DELIVERIES WORLDWIDE!
Experienced Captn.-Eng. ready to deliver
your boat worldwide. 8 transat's, all over
the Med's. Caribbeans, am. Eastcoast.
Pressently Dominican Republic. QMS:
manfred.ziegler at gmail.com, tel
8094538038

GO GREEN WITH TRANS MARINE
- Renewable Energy Specialists from our
boat to yours. Raft up services, Wind
Generators, Solar Panel installations, max-
imize your battery life. Free consultation
and system design. 954-683-7368 www.
transmarlnepro.com

TO ALL SUPER YACHT CHEFS,
take your existing cooking skills to the
next level. Improve your presentation
techniques, organisational skills and
learn how to create your own balanced
dishes and menus. Visit our web-
site, www.walnutgrovecookery.com for
more details.

YACHT DELIVERY TO FROM AND
AROUND THE CARIBBEAN. Captain
Tony RYA Yachtmaster Ocean excepted
by insurance company all over the world.
Yachts/Boats delivered to or from any-
where in the world. Please Contact: 00599
5267134 Email: tonycaribdel@yahoo.com.
Www.yachtdeliverycaribbean.com

TEAMWORK MARINE. Air condition-
ing, Diesel service, Yacht cleaning inte-
rior / exterior, Watermakers, servicing coil
cleaning... Diesel engine, sea water, heat
exchangers/ lines cleaning, oil changes,
Certified technicians, Simpson Bay Marina,
St. Maarten, teamworkmarine@yahoo.
com, 011 599 555 4555 / 011 5269888 /
011 599 555 5096

VERY EXPERIENCED MARINE
ENGINEER SEEKING SHORE POSI-
TION refit, boatyard. or repair work. Tom(
Scotty ) Brown.......St Maarten NA 011.599
581 9184

NEED A HOUSE SITTER? Caribbean
based, well educated, non-smoking family
with excellent credentials. Any Caribbean
island considered as we can work from any
location. Internet access required. Email
housesitter@yourislands.com

NEED A HOUSESITTER OR PETSIT-
TER? Island born, well educated, non-
smoking 31 year old female, with excellent
references. Will do light house cleaning
and window washing; preferably in either
St. Thomas or St. John USVI. Email at
ashbayard@yahoo.com

INDEPENDENT REFIT SPECIALIST
available !!! 30years in yachting. Licensed
electrician-mechanic, electronic engi-
neer. Fit in electrics, mechanics, hydro-
lics, engines, generators rigging, wood-
work E-mail vriseis@hotmail.com Tel.
001-340-244-3080


I WANT TO RENT YOUR PRIVATE,
SMALL OPEN BOAT WIOB for a few
days while on vacation. I am a former
resident of St. John living in Alaska. I am 58
with over 30 years of boating experience.
Reliable, honest, safe and responsible!!
Please reply with rate & photo of boat to
halnlindy@gci.net

BRITISHVIRGIN ISLANDS. LOOKING
TO RENT MOORED BOAT TO LIVE IN
FOR A YEAR+. This arrangement would
suit owner who uses boat infrequently but
needs it maintained when moored but pre-
pared when you need it. Please email final.
demand@gmail.com

INTERESTED IN TRADING MY CLAS-
SIC 31' converted navy launch/party boat
for a damaged but repairable 35-38 foot
sailing catamaran. The launch is valued at
$65,000. Will trade for comparable value.
US 207-772-4048.

HELP THE CARRIACOU CHILDREN'S
EDUCATION FUND go over $100,OOOEC
in nine years of providing school uniforms,
supplies, free lunches, and scholarships to
TA Marryshow Community College. Leave
unneeded boat gear, clean used clothing
for children and adults, school supplies
and cash with Trevor Stanislaus at the
Carriacou Yacht Club. Major fundraising
activities July 28-31, 2009, directly preced-
ing Carriacou Regatta Festival. For more
info, contact boatmillie@aol.com.










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TALES FROM THE CHARTER COCKPIT

YIKES! WHAT TO DO WITH SECOND-TIME CHARTER GUESTS?


BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2009


Having charter guests return for the second time may put
you into a dilemma. Where do you take them so that
the second charter is not only different from the first but
even better?
If their first charter was in the American and British Virgin Islands, then
the next excellent and closest islands to the east for a good charter
are St. Martin, Anguilla and St. Bartholomey The advantage there is
that each island is quite different from the other. St. Martin-St. Maarten,
being half French, half Dutch, has a large airport and is busy; Anguilla is
British and a sleepy, laidback place, and St. Barths, as it is usually called,
is a more sophisticated but tiny French island.
Between St. Martin and St. Barths are a scattering of very small islands,
but only one boasts a decent anchorage: lie Fourche. The name means
"fork" in French due to its four peaks (although some people count
more). It is hilly, with many rough, loose boulders, and very dry so that
the only green vegetation is mostly the cacti. It is rough going to hike
on it but the views are great. The French think that lie Fourche belongs
to them, but they're wrong. The wild goats own it.


SKY LIGHTS

April Spotlights
* Brilliant Venus commands
the predawn race course
and is joined by the crescent
Moon on the 22nd. The same
morning keep a good eye out
for the Lyrid meteors which are
favorable this year.
* On the 26th watch the
crescent Moon pass through the
Pleiades star sisters.

April Planet Particulars
* Saturn sails alone on the evening
race course until late month when
Mercury appears in the last week,
passing near the Pleiades.
* Venus and the Moon are
spectacular on the 22nd in the
evening with Mars below them.

April Brightest
Navigation Stars
Dusk: Sirius, Canopus,
Arcturus Capella


BY JEANNIE KUICH

The Moon Sails Near
Fri. 3rd: Pollux in
Gemini in evening
Sun. 5th: Regulus in
Leo in evening
Mon. 6th: Saturn in late evening
Thu. 9th: Spica in Virgo
in late evening
Mon. 13th: Antares in
Scorpius in late evening
Sun. 19th: Jupiter before dawn
Wed. 22nd: Venus with
Mars below them before dawn
Sun. 26th: the Pleiades
sisters with Mercury below in
Thu. 30th: Pollux in Gemini
in evening

Moon Phases
Thu. 2nd: First quarter
Thu. 9th: Full
Fri. 17th: Last Quarter
Sat. 25th: New


Our second-time charter-
ers, Fletcher and Betty
Brothers, were a delightful
couple and brought along
theirfriends. Naturallythey
wanted to do something
different so we told them
it might be fun to climb lie
Fourche and take pictures
of the goats. Fletcher, who had been a butcher, volunteered to dress a
goat to barbeque for dinner.
First, you have to catch the goat. The goats are skittish and can
easily out-climb humans. They do not trust us for a variety of reasons.
Although lie Fourche is not too steep, the biggest problem is the
cacti. The Turk's Cap cacti are prolific and have fierce spines which
point every which way. They are nearly round, sit right on the ground
and tend to tilt towards the equator.
There are also the small, sneaky fingers of Bull Suckers which nestle
on the ground and can do painful damage to unprotected feet. But
who brings boots on a Caribbean charter? We had to make do with
boat shoes or tennis shoes.
Mike had a rifle with ammo but, other than foot gear, the most
important piece of equipment was a pair of pliers. After just a few
steps, we had to pull out the thorns. This made for slow going-but
that was necessary anyway, because we had to try to sneak up on
the goats. Ha! Fat chance! With all the heavy huffin' and puffin', the
hunters were about as quiet as a train!
Finally their chance came. After a couple of hours or more trying
to coral a small group of those wily creatures, a baby goat got too far
away from its momma. Oh! It was such a cute little guy! Light grey and
white splotches everywhere, a perky little nose and ears, dainty little
feet, tail held high. Mike raised his rifle and aimed. He put his finger on
the trigger and held his breath.
Just at that moment the little critter raised his head, looked Mike in
the eye and bleated plaintively. Oh no! The "great white hunter" just
couldn't shoot it. Mike shook his head and lowered the gun. The baby
leaped for momma and the hunters carefully came home after many
stops with the pliers.
So ended the great goat gallop. The hunters relaxed, tended their
wounds and had steak for dinner instead. -.


Jeannie Kuich, once a long-time charter chef in the Virgin Islands, has
been writing monthly columns forthe Daily News since 1985 and periodic
columns for Caribbean Boating, Nautical Scene, St. Thomas This Week
and Cruising World magazines. Jeannie is the author of "Soap Operas
of the Sky", the only stargazing sky guide for the Caribbean.


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