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While sail fishing, a large (80 to 90" sail fish) was hooked and brought up to the back
of the charter after a 30 to 40 minute fight. While trying to bring it on board, the fish
got off and got away. The guide claims this is a catch since they are trying to support
catch and release and he touched it however this doesn't seem like a catch to me since
no pictures, no measurements no nothing. Your opinion would be appreciated on
Editor's Response: Carol Bareuther who frequently contributes fishing articles to All at Sea
obtained an opinion from St. Thomas tournament organizer Jimmy Loveland:
"What was the angler's intent? Was the intent to release? If the angler's intent was
to release the fish and the leader was touched by the crew member... or the swivel hit
the rod tip before the fish got off the hook... it was a legal release. If the angler or the
crew had intentions of killing the fish and it got away (under any conditions) it was not
a legal IGFA release. And sometimes at the crew's discretion (this usually takes place
on a charter boat with proven novices aboard) there is the unspoken "give me" ruling.
It is sometimes awarded to anglers (usually a pretty girl, youngster or old person) who
did a great job... but whose fish got off near the boat. A "give me" is never to be
handed out if the angler or crew intended to kill the fish or if the angler was fishing in
a tournament with IGFA rules."
Editor's follow up: Mark tells us that during their fishing trip (planned as catch and release,)
the fishing guide did touch the leader while trying to retrieve the fish his 13-year old son
caught for a photo. Sounds like a legal release to us.
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ness. Commodore William Newbold announced her death
to members with great sadness: "She will be missed. She
was truly a beautiful lady in body and soul."
S' Howard Hullord
Sir Howard Hulford died on March 9 in Antigua at age 86.
Hulford, with Desmond Nicholson, developed the idea in
1967 for Antigua Sailing Week, first held in 1968, as a way to
extend the winter tourist season. Born in the USA, Hulford
was a pilot in World War II and attended Cornell Universi-
ty's hotel school. He was an executive pilot for Phillip Reed,
chairman of General Electric, and first came to Antigua in
1957 while flying Reed to the island. He noticed a finger of
land jutting into the sea and later developed it, with his wife
Michelle, into the Curtain Bluff Hotel, which opened in 1962.
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Chris Schreiber reports that over 30 sailors enjoyed a near perfect
weekend of racing with winds from 12 to 18 knots in St. Croix's Teague
Bay during this year's Cruzan Open One Design regatta (CROOD).
Fleets of Optimist prams, Sunfish, 420s and Rhodes 19s completed
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COPYRIGHT 2009 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
Should never leave my vessel. Every time I do,
things go wrong in a major way. Example: my
dear mother asked me if I would attend her 90th
birthday party in Santa Cruz, California. Since
she asks for little and deserves much, I promised I
would. However, I was in Southeast Asia at the time.
This is far, far from the reality of America. And it is so
expensive and time consuming to fly internationally,
especially when you are exactly half way around the
Fatty with a
seminar list at
the 2009 "Strictly
Sail" boat show
world. But I'm a faithful son and felt I had no choice. -
So we immediately started making plans, scheming
scams, and dreaming up new dementedness for the
coming family debacle. .
The first question was: how to afford it. I'm a marine
writer who makes his living writing about wild & crazy
SAILING adventures, not wholesome, family-oriented,
shore-side ones. Oh, well. Nothing ventured, nothing
gained. So I dashed off many emails hither-and-yon, in .
hopes of shot-gunning a solution.
While waiting, my wife and I made love. We
enjoy this. We're still thrilled with our good fortune, both of us
having married avid heterosexuals. (Isn't it swell how life works
Where was I?
Soon I got a response from a national stateside publication I work
for: Would we be interested in giving a seminar at the 'Strictly Sail'
boat show in Oakland? And if so, on what subject?
I was naked and sweaty as I read the email at the nav station
of Wild Card, the modest 38 foot, $3,000, globe-trotting, sloop-
rigged garbage scow we call home. We both laughed at the silli-
ness of anysane person being interested in our dumb 'dessert-first'
advice. I was just about to
say we'd speak on "Love and "It was a pirate costume
Lust" when Carolyn leaned party, of course, because,
her lovely... er... body over
even at 90 years of age,
my shoulder and suggested
"Sailing with Love and Laugh- mother lusts
ter" as a more PC title. after Jack Sparrow."
...see why I married her?
Let's be brutally honest for a second: I'm not often in the United
States and thus am seldom able to help take care of my 90 year old
mother. She lives alone and is fiercely independent-but, of course,
she occasionally needs a bit of assistance-and then calls my brother
or one of my sisters. While they usually are able to drop everything
and help-well, not always. This occasionally irritates my mother,
who then complains to the only siblings who are available to com-
Thus, the people who help her most are always listening to her say,
"...too bad Fatty isn't here... HE IS A REAL LOVING SON and would
be able to solve this situation instantly!"
This is so unfair
Thus, while I was in America, my family decided that not only would
I sort-of 'host' her 90th birthday party-but I'd also have the good for-
tune to deal with her and her 'tiny' problems the entire time.
I'm not complaining about this. This was fair, MORE than fair And,
normally, this would not have been a problem because my mother is
almost totally self-sufficient.
Alas, this is where cruel fate stepped in.
My mother loves to dance. At her 87th birthday party, we could not
get her off-stage. For almost an hour, she gyrated sensuously across
the dance floor, making the TV hoofers of Dancing with Stars seem
like young, flat-footed clods. Twice, I tried to hustle her off towards her
rocking chair-but she was far too elusive.
Alas, as I was just touching down on US continental soil for the first
time in many years-and she was in the middle of her daily dance
rehearsal-she got pains in her stomach. Within hours, she was in
surgery, with various medical types tying bowlines, carricks, and reef
knots with her ancient intestines.
She was not happy about this, to put it mildly "Stop your foolishness
and sew me back up," she ordered them. "I have a party to go to!"
Yes, we Goodlanders are genetically focused on fun.
My mother and I both hate hospitals. Thus we launched a plan-I'd
continue to order the party hats and she'd 'get well quick' in rehab. This
she did extremely well-so well that the medical establishment was
dumbfounded-and soon she was back in her Santa Cruz apartment
eventually she'll probably have to fly up to live with
or close-by one of my sisters.
Thus, many complicated things had to be swiftly
put in place-like a home nurse, for example-
and all of them cost vast sums of money.
America is, in case you've forgotten, rather ex-
pensive. At first, I was mentally dividing the price
of everything by 35 baht, as I do in Thailand...
Thus I unexpectedly discovered myself home-
less and penniless in America-and 15,000 miles
away from my vessel.
At this point, I knew I'd have to 'shake the mon-
ey tree' hard at the 'Strictly Sail' Boat Show in Oak-
Frankly, I had hoped things would go smoothly
and make sense. HA!
It turns out 'Strictly Sail' was half powerboats-
go figure. The boat show and the people who ran
it had One Overriding Objective... to convey to
the world that the 'sky wasn't falling' within the
marine industry. Alas, everyone I spoke to within
the industry that was specifically charged with this
Herculean task... would soon burst into tears and
sob, "...I've just been fired!" and demand my
with days to spare before the Big Bash (all Goodlanders not in mental
institutions or jail would attend, flying in from all over the world.)
Alas, a couple of days before her 90th birthday, she fell and frac-
tured her starboard femur.
"I don't feel any pain and I'm alright," she'd say each time I touched
her leg and she'd inadvertently shriek in agony Then she'd follow up
with, "...how's the party-plans coming, Fatty... are we still on track for
It was a pirate costume party, of course, because, even at 90 years
of age, my mother openly lusts after Jack Sparrow. It went extremely
well. Over fifty guests attended-many under
their own names. We rented a huge house right
on the beach.
Of course, I had to give her a present. Since I
had little money, I wrote a 125 page book called
Celebrating Marie and had it published with a
private print run of 100 copies.
The book and the party were a giant success.
(Andy Turpin, senior editor of Latitude 38, played
banjo in the sea-gypsy band that kept our toes
My mother glowed with happiness.
The following day I wheeled her into surgery
once again-and they screwed and bolted vari-
ous titanium bits onto her upper femur in hopes
she would eventually walk again.
Obviously, there will have to be a transition
period from hospital to home-recovery-and
der to cry on.
(I was happy
to oblige, but the next boat show
I attend-well, I'm gonna wear a
The astounding part was that
all but one of my seven seminars
"Alas, everyone I spoke
to...would soon burst
into tears and sob, 'I've
just been fired!'...I was
happy to oblige, but
the next boat show I
was standing-room-only And attend-I'm gonna wear
there were plenty of strange/ a terry-cloth shirt."
sick people there, because my
books sold like hot-cakes, earning me just enough money to fly back
to Southeast Asia... with empty pockets and a rueful smile. (And with
my brother Morgoo-the-Magnif-
Fatty with Jim Pettigrew of icent resuming his care-giving
the famous S&S yawl Stormy role, thank gosh.)
Weather, a former member
of the infamous Monkey A final note: it will be awhile
Crew of St. John before I mingle with the dirt-
dwellers of America again. -
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives
aboard Wild Card with his wife
Carolyn and cruises through-
out the world. He is the author
of "Chasing the Horizon" by
American Paradise Publish-
ing, "Seadogs, Clowns and
Gypsies" and "The Collected
Fat." For more Fat-flashes, see
SAILING WITH CHARLIE
BY JULIAN PUTLEY
Charlie has been a sailing instructor for years. He is very pa-
tient, tireless at repeating easy operations, generous with
compliments and never shouts or raises his voice and nev-
er embarrasses his students in front of the class-purposely, that is.
Atypical course involves a week's tuition on a live-aboard yacht
cruising around the islands. Charlie always starts his courses by
taking the students below, showing the boat and engaging them
in small talk to calm nerves and get everyone acquainted. Recent-
ly one of his students was a gorgeous blonde with huge breasts
that peered at him through a semi transparent T shirt and, while
they all sat chatting around the salon table, quite by accident he
said, "How was your prip from Tittsburgh?" There were sniggers
and giggles around the table. She looked at him suspiciously but
try as he may to apologize, the damage was done.
Charlie then explained the Freudian slip saying that subcon-
scious thoughts sometimes come out in speech quite unex-
pectedly, and that rather than being an affront it was merely an
expression of admiration for her beautiful figure.
The week continued and as time went by, the Freudian
slip was forgotten, although any nautical terms with a sexual
double entendre were the subject of ribald hilarity. I won't go
into detail here but some words were: head, pole, bottom, lay,
spanker, stern, golly wobbler, goose neck, head up, spreader,
no-go-zone, big dipper...the list goes on.
Back at the bar after the week was over Charlie was relating
his story to fellow instructor, Dave, and he was very sympathetic.
"I had the same thing happen to me just a few weeks ago," he
said. "This guy was hopeless. I tried everything: practice, practice,
practice- repeated myself over and over In the end I told him that
he needed more time on the water, more practice, book learning
and visual aids. Then came the Freudian slip. It was my intention
to say, 'Keep at it; perseverance wins in the end; you'll get it.' But
what came out was, 'Some people are more suited to golf!'"
"Well," said Charlie, "that's not so bad; perhaps you were
doing the guy a favor."
"Yep, that's what I thought. But then he wrote to the head
honcho in the States and applied for 'golf 101' and the whole
story came out. Now it looks like I may be fired."
Charlie thought for a moment, "Well,you could have said,'You're
the worst fo/o$#ing student I have ever met. You're a danger to your-
self and every other person on or near the water Go to Arizona and
take up bird watching...but instead you were very polite."
Dave thought this a reasonable response and explained
it in a long letter to his boss. It worked, and Dave has even
been promised promotion. Charlie, though, received a letter
yesterday from a lawyer-the subject was "inappropriate sexual
advances toward a female student." -&
Julian Putley is the author of "The Drinking Man's Guide to the
BVI," "Sunfun Calypso" and a new sequel, "Sunfun Gospel."
REGATTAS BEHIND THE SCENES
HERE COMES THE JUDGE: ARTHUR 'TUNA' WULLSCHLEGER
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
H e's a daunting figure to face across the protest table No
nonsense. Stern. Gruff and grumpy if the complaint you
bring has no merit. Yet, there is no one in the Caribbean,
likely the entire world of yacht racing, who will say Arthur
'Tuna' Wullschleger isn't fair. This is just one reason why this 92-year-
old ISAF Judge commands respect, admiration and a hearty hand-
shake wherever he goes.
Wullschleger's predilection for the sea proved more proximity than ......
genetics. "My father was Swiss. He didn't particularly like the water,"
says Wullschleger. "In fact, the closest he and my mother got were
trips to Europe on the big transatlantic liners."
Born and bred in Larchmont, New York, Tuna lived in a family house
that sat right on the water "I got involved in the sailing program at the
yacht club from young," he says.
But, it was power rather than sail where Wullschleger first staked
his claim to fame. "I got into outboard powerboat racing in a big way
during college," he says.
Wullschleger raced 10-foot outboards in four classes ranging from
12 HP to 65 HP and won the championships in 1938-39, all while at-
tending Cornell University and majoring in petroleum engineering.
World War II put an end to the sport and marked the beginning of
Wullschleger's five-year career in the Navy. He swiftly rose to the rank
of commander and ultimately accepted the surrender of Japanese
troops on a small island in the Pacific to the north of where General
McArthur simultaneously accepted the same down in Tokyo. .
S "The powerboat scene was dead after the war, so I started sailing in
S the frostbite dinghy regattas at Larchmont," Wullschleger says. "We'd
do five or six races a day for six months, and I did that for four years.
SThat's more than 4000 dinghy races. It was a good place to learn and a
lot of the old timers were there-Arthur Knapp, Buzz Morris."
S Wullschleger graduated to offshore sailing and racing next. He
bought his first yacht, a 50-foot Sparkman Stevens yawl, in Turo, Den-
Smark, where the vessel was built and sailed her across the Atlantic.
Over the years, he sailed 18 Newport to Bermuda races, 25 Southern
Ocean Racing Circuits (SORC), a couple of Transpacs, and a fateful
Fastnet race where he earned his nickname, Tuna.
"We were coming back and one of the crew aboard insisted we
carry the spinnaker and we kept broaching," Wullschleger explains. "I
couldn't sleep, kept falling out of the bunk. So, I went out, told him to
take the spinnaker down and put a double head sail rig up instead. He
moaned and groaned, but he did it."
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Afew days later at the finish party in Plymouth, the story made the rounds
and Wullschleger was dubbed "Captain Tuna"-chicken of the sea.
Wullschleger moved to Florida in 1982 and got into judging. "When
you're too old to sail, the way to stay active and not get left out in the cold
is to start judging and running races," he says. He traveled the worldwide
circuit in his judging duties and ultimately found himself a key player on
the most prestigious yacht race in the world-the America's Cup.
"The New York Yacht Club asked me to run the syndicate,"
Wullschleger says. "The first time it was for Ted Turner in 1980."
When Turner was eliminated, the Australian syndicate signed
Wullschleger on. He ultimately participated in four America's Cups
with the likes of Dennis Conner and Bill Koch and ultimately helped
pioneer on-the-water umpiring at the same time.
The Caribbean has been on Wullschleger's global radar for the last
30 years. "Johnny Nichols (from St. Thomas) brought me down to do
Rolex," he says. "I've been going to Antigua since almost the start as
well as Fajardo and the BVI. That was back in the days before the rac-
ing got serious. It's a lot more fun today."
With a long career behind him and the next race always in front of
him, what does Wullschleger like best about his present life of serving
as a Chief Judge? "It's all this," he says, sweeping his hand around the
table past the likes of fellow judges, Pat Bailey, Tom Rinda, Ruth Miller
and Don Makowiecki. "Sitting around, talking, waiting for the protests
to come in. This is what it's all about." -
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based
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MANGO BOWL JR. REGATTA HELD IN RODNEY BAY
ST. LUCIA YACHT CLUB SPONSORS JUNIOR RACING APRIL 1 6
O organizing the Mango Bowl
Junior Regatta was the idea
of the St Lucia Yacht Club as a
result of disappointment experienced
by the young Opti and Laser members
who had trained so hard for the
2009 Schoelcher Week in Martinique,
cancelled due to strikes.
Invitations and a NOR were sent to
Caribbean youth sailing groups and, due
to the presence of a very experienced
coach, organizers decided to add a few
days of Optimist clinic and race training
in advance, open to all participants.
Serious contenders were a young Lucian, Marcus
Sweeney, a member of the Red Fleet (13-15 year olds),
considered the local champion, and his competitor
and top female junior, Stephanie Lovell, another Red
fleet member, who both previously participated in the
Schoelcher Week. Marcus had proved his ability with
two bullets and Stephanie one bullet on the first after-
noon. They were closely followed by Thomas Meixner
and Marc Spurway (both red fleet sailors) also strong
contenders for a podium place, giving tough competi-
tion for St. Maarten's Rhone Findlay, racing as a Blue
Feet competitor (11-12 year olds).
Sunday dawned clear with a strong wind forecast,
courses were particularly long and the up-wind runs
challenging. For the first time, the winner was recorded
as crossing the finish in less than an hour, and Rhone
Findlay won with a lead of one minute, 55 seconds ahead of
Marcus Sweeny and the rest.
The next three races had spectators on the edge of their
seats as Rhone and Marcus fought for position at every tack,
with Marcus showing his experience and competence by beat-
ing Rhone into second place in each of the next two races.
The fourth and final race of the day was a replay of the two
previous battles. At the final rounding of the leeward buoy
Marcus was in the lead by half a boat length but by the time
they reached the finish line for the final time, victory went to
Rhone. With two bullets, three seconds and two third places,
the St. Maarten sailor made the podium in second place, three
points behind victor Marcus Sweeny and nine points ahead of
Stephanie Lovell's well-deserved third place.
Senior coach Rob Hemming videoed most aspects of the
races and organized a final de-briefing for members of the
clinic, ensuring that every child benefited the very maximum
from their instructive experience.
Prize-giving followed and
the organizers distributed the
awards and keepsakes, promis-
ing that due to the success and
appreciation from all local and
other country participants, the
Mango Bowl 2010 will be a defi-
nite fixture on the Caribbean's
Youth Racing program. -&
Report and photographs from St.
Lucia courtesy of Ruargh Findlay,
St. Maarten Yacht Club
INTL ONE METRE WORLDS
RADIO-CONTROLLED BOATS HIT
CARLISLE BAY JUNE 21 27
his month, the Barbados Sailing Association expects
to see up to 76 skippers from more than 15 countries
arrive at the Boatyard Beach, Bay Street, St. Michael
to race one metre (3.28 foot) radio-controlled yachts for the
world championship. The regatta will bring racing to Carlisle
Bay on the island's southwestern coast and is the first time the
IOM Class has staged such an event in this part of the world.
Organizers hope to complete 25-30 races in the prevailing 12-
18 knot winds.
The IOM Class was formulated in the late 1980s to provide
a low cost, uncomplicated box rule for radio controlled yachts.
The rule was worked out by a group of designers including
John Spencer (NZ) and Graham Bantock (UK), who set out to
create a class where amateur designer/builders could compete
with the professionals. The biggest fleets are presently in the
UK, France the US and Australia, where registration numbers
are approaching 1200.
Only two-function radios are allowed to control the sail winch
and rudder servos, and three rigs are available to handle 0-10
knots, 10-17 knots, and 17-whatever wind blows the boats off
Planned amenities, just as at a bigger boat regatta, include
opening ceremonies, goodie bags, temporary memberships at
the Barbados Yacht Club, use of Topper and Echo 12 dinghies on
lay day and a daily happy hour Awards will include a daily prize
for top sailor and overall prizes for the top 10 competitors.
Participants are expected from Argentina, Australia, Barbados,
Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Spain, France, Great Britain, Germany,
Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, the USA and other countries.
"The organizing committee is eager to have those of you
that may not be taking part in the competitive sailing to get
involved as volunteers in assisting us with the smooth running
of this event to help Barbados provide a tremendously success-
ful IOM Worlds," said Senator Peter Gilkes.
Details about the class can be found www.iomclass.org.
For info on the event, email email@example.com.
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ALGAE BLOOM DOESN'T STOP THE CATCHING
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
away like they do after getting stung by a
J-hook," says Fuller "Catching dolphin on
circle hooks is a good way to practice for
Use of circle hooks is a conservation mea-
sure that prevents 'deep-gutting' a fish and
killing it prior to release.
The result? OTR anglers Tanner Lewis,
Dieter Oelschlager, John Watson, Jared
Prestipino and Chris Stanton reeled in
350.1 pounds of dolphin. The second best
boat, Leisure Lady, caught 101.2 pounds,
while Miss Becky rounded out third best
boat with 71.1 pounds of fish. However, it
was Pat Barsotti, fishing aboard Leisure
Lady, who caught the Largest Dolphin, a
Meanwhile, it was the catch of a
33.40-pound dolphin that earned angler
Richard Dasher the Top Angler award
sea of green green algae, that is was the big buzz
among fishermen competing in St. Croix's 10th Annual
Golden Hook Dolphin Tournament on April 11 and St.
Thomas' 14th Annual Offshore Marine Dolphin Derby
Fishing Tournament, held April 26.
Mike Fuller, team captain aboard the 53' Ocean, QTR, Best Boat
winner in the St. Croix Golden Hook Fishing Club-hosted tournament,
says, "The problem is that the dolphin can't see the baits in such a
heavy bloom. That's what plagued everyone. I've subscribed to a ser-
vice that tells currents and other ocean conditions for about a year and
a half and we saw an opening where there was little to no bloom and
The right spot, arrived
at after an hour's ride
in four to six-foot seas,
coupled with finding a
a spelled success for QTF
"We stayed right on
that spot and kept catch-
ing," says Fuller The se-
cret to success was the use
of circle hooks, he adds.
"Circle hooks allowed
us to stay and fish since
the dolphin didn't shy
in St. Thomas' Virgin Islands Gamefishing Club (VIGFC)-hosted
Fishing aboard the SeaVee 39', Silver Fox, Drasher tells how he
caught the winning fish: "We started off the back side of St. John and
fished down sea looking for birds and floaters."
Silver Fox was just past Frenchcap, trolling on the South Drop, when
Drasher hooked up his whopper on rigged ballyhoo. "I knew it was a
big one the minute I picked up the rod, but since we were running down
sea it was a piece of cake to reel in," he says.
Drasher adds, "We had been catching mahi all week, so we knew
they were out there. But, with the algae bloom, unless you saw birds
or found a floater, it was pretty much a crap shoot."
The winning fish was some 22 pounds shy of the over 55-pound
criteria to win the tournament's ultimate prize $25,000 in cash.
St. Croix's Carl Holley, fishing aboard the Calypso 32', Double
Trouble, earned second best angler with the catch of a 29.87-pound
dolphin, while fellow angler Adam Adcock caught a 28.99-pound
dolphin to round out third in the angler prize category.
Double Trouble, with Capt. Hiram Maldonado and Capt.
Carl Holley sharing the helm, won the Best Boat prize with the
catch of 11 dolphin. This number of fish collectively weighed
New this year, the VIGFC's Youth Committee hosted a lure-making
activity for juniors during the tournament's sign up night.
"We'd really like to have young anglers and families be a part of our
tournament activities," says Ali Slimming.
As a result of his lure-making skills, Jahmal Quandt won a new fishing
rod and tackle box compliments of Neptune Fishing Supplies. -
FOR TEAM DRIFTWOOD
CURACAO'S 43RD INTERNATIONAL BLUE MARLIN RELEASE TOURNAMENT
BY ELS KROON
he Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles, Emily de
Jongh-Elhage, came to the Curagao Yacht Club on April 6 to
honor the winners of the 43rd Luhrs International Blue Marlin
Release Tournament organized by the Curagao Yacht Club's Execu-
tive Committee members Charles Heldewier and Billy Jonckheer
An absolute record of 47 boats participated in the venerable
tag & release tournament with participants from the USA, Venezu-
ela, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. All three of the ABC islands had
a lucky team on the victory platform-by coincidence, in alpha-
betical order! Team Driftwood from Aruba took the $10,000 first
prize with the catch and release of two Blue Marlin. Le Grand Blue
from Bonaire released one big blue and Hey Chama from Curagao
again was among the winners with a smaller Blue Marlin.
Winners of the prizes for best angler, best captain, first
releases, surprise catches and the largest Dorado, Wahoo,
White Marlin, Sailfish and Tuna can be viewed on the website,
New this year was the participation of eight "Junior Anglers"
in the big fleet, mostly on their parents' boats. Fatum Insurances,
sponsor of the annual kids' fishing tournament on the pier, during
which 11 youngsters also tried to catch and release the biggest
fish, gave the teens between 14 and 17 the opportunity to move
up the fishing ladder. It was a big success-winner Jens van der
Lubbe, on the Just Us from Curacao, also ended at fourth place
in the main event.
Club members of all ages love sport fishing and intensely cel-
ebrated this 43rd edition of the tournament from April 3 through
6. Fishing was conducted according to international IGFA "Tag
& Release" regulations in the waters around Curagao and the
uninhabited island of Klein (little) Curacao.
The major prize in the Curagao Yacht Club 803 Challenge, a
brand new Chevrolet Captiva LTZ, is still unclaimed. Next year the
challenge will be repeated for the first participant to weigh in a
Blue Marlin that beats the then 25-year record of 803 pounds set
by fishing legend Robert van Vliet.
The proceeds of the tournament traditionally go to a good
cause, this year the youth home "Kinderoorden Brakkeput." A
cordial thanks to Eddie de Kort, captain of the Grand Banks Carib
Princess for taking me out to sea in the middle of the action. -
THE CARIBBEAN CHARTER
INDUSTRY & THE ECONOMY
CHARTER YACHTS COPE WITH LATE BOOKINGS, CONSIDER CREATIVE MARKETING
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
bean's yacht charter industry for this summer and
What do global economic woes mean for the Carib-
for the upcoming winter season? All At Sea asked a
few of the major players for their perspectives on this
issue as well as what their companies are doing proactively to keep the
industry floating at high tide.
From October to December, says Dick Schoonover, who manages
the clearinghouse CharterPort BVI in Tortola, British Virgin Islands,
"Advanced bookings resembled the stock market. Stocks dropped
and we were down by just that much. Then, in March, we had 57 book-
ings compared in 58 in 2008, just about the same. What is clear is that
clients aren't booking in advance. Our summer calendar was virtually
empty as of the end of March."
Crewed charter yachts that are doing well, says Erik Ackerson, exec-
utive director of the Virgin Islands Charteryacht League (VICL) based
in St. Thomas, USVI, are those with faithful repeat customers. "New
folks to charter are the ones feeling the pinch and are using creative
ways to market, like offering added value such as tai chi, yoga, spa and
Yet, says Narendra 'Seth' Sethia, base manager for Barefoot Yacht
Charters, headquartered in Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent &The Grenadines,
"I don't think that enhanced amenities or positioning are going to play a
role. The problem is to persuade people to come here in the first place.
If Dad finds that to take him, his wife and his two kids to the Grenadines
will cost him $US 3,500 in air fares alone, that's where our problem starts
because Dad is not going to pursue this vacation idea any further Thus,
it doesn't matter so much what we have at this end, i.e. amenities, facili-
ties, positioning. We need to hook the customer first."
Price discounts aren't the way to go, says Charterport's Schoonover
"I brow beat this into our yachts no discounts, no specials, no value
cutting. What's going on is not a function of rates. Costs aren't going
down. In fact, they're going up. One charter couple told me that their
food costs were 30 percent higher this year than last."
Nicola Massey, Tortola, BVI-based marketing manager for Horizon
Yacht Charters, says, "Although we have not cut our rates, we are
offering some limited special offers which have been very attractive
to our guests."
In the Grenadines, says Barefoot's Sethia, "Our difficulties here in
the lower Caribbean are exacerbated by the very high costs of air ac-
cess, so we have always had to be extremely price-sensitive, even be-
fore the economic down-turn. The summer months are going to be
far more difficult. We already offer free sailing days in Mid and Low
seasons but will probably end up offering even more either a per-
centage discount for a shorter charter, or perhaps something like 'two
weeks for the price of one' for those who can afford the time."
Sunsail, based in Clearwater, FL, is offering more affordable char-
ter vacations through choice of yacht. "We've just announced the
introduction of the new Sunsail 384 catamaran for 2009. This is an ideal
entry-level cat, which will be affordable as well as comfortable and
fast. It will be the first yacht in our fleet to feature solar panels, in line
with our focus on green solutions for our yachting products, and ar-
rives in the Caribbean next winter"
Looking ahead, the VICL's Ackerson says, "We've met with the gov-
ernor who is signing an executive order to establish the VI Marine Eco-
nomic Development Council. The Council will be federally-funded so
we can go after grant money for a stronger marine services infrastruc-
ture. In addition, we plan to host next fall's yacht show, now named
the St. Thomas Yacht Show, between the Ft. Lauderdale and Antigua
shows to encourage more megayachts and open up this market."
The charter industry will survive as the Caribbean is recognized
as a first class sailing destination, says Horizon Yacht's Massey How-
ever, "the charter industry needs to continue to work with Tourist
Boards, ensure we constantly improve upon our standards, respond to
demands in the market and make a lot of noise exposure is crucial."-
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FOR HURRICANE SEASON?
EXPERTS LOWER ESTIMATES DUE TO WEAK EL NINO, COOLER WATERS
BY ELS KROON
Last December, shortly after the late ending of the 2008
season, American forecasters estimated that the 2009
Atlantic hurricane season would be somewhat more
active than the average 1950-2000 season. They announced estimates
that 2009 would have about seven hurricanes (average is 5.9) including
three weighing in at Category 3, 4 or 5 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson
scale of hurricane intensity andl4 named storms (average is 9.6).
On April 7, however, the Colorado State University
(CSU) hurricane research team, led by Philip Klotzbach
and William Gray, lowered this forecast, predicting that
six of 12 tropical storms would become hurricanes. The
team based their reduction on the potential for a weak
El Nino event in the eastern Pacific and an observed
cooling of tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures
over the past few months. Cooler waters are associ-
ated with dynamic and thermodynamic factors that are
less conducive for an active season. :
Looking back: Hurricane season 2008, unlike 2006 -
and 2007, was one of the most active seasons on re- -..-.. --
cord, a shift back to the years of numerous deadly
Caribbean and US storms. Last year, 16 named storms
formed, resulting in 883 direct deaths and 99 indirect
deaths. Eight of the 16 became hurricanes, and five
grew to Category 3 or higher, the most destructive
type. These numbers are very close to the 1995 to 2008 .
average of 15 named storms, eight hurricanes and four of Category 3
The 2008 hurricane season was an all time record breaker in several
respects; five of the six months of the season had a major hurricane,
Paloma shattered the Atlantic Basin record when it became a major
hurricane in November, and Hurricane Bertha became the longest-
lived named storm on record in July (17 days). Bertha also formed
farther east than any other on record so early in the season.
Omar ma ed
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The Caribbean was hit last year with an Oc-
tober surprise when Tropical Depression 15
crept onto the radar screen near Bonaire and
barreled north rapidly, becoming a Category
3 storm when it made landfall the night of Oc-
tober 15. Almost 50 St. Croix boats were dam-
aged, sunk or submerged by Hurricane Omar
which also caused power outages and flood-
ing on Anguilla, St. Maarten and Antigua.
Ike was among the most destructive storms
last year It developed as a tropical storm,
west of the Cape Verde Islands, on Septem-
ber 1. After affecting Haiti and pounding
the western end of Cuba, Ike emerged into
the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and struck
Galveston peninsula on September 13 as a
Category 2 hurricane that caused up to $18
billion damage in Texas. Boats were flung
onto a main highway. The combination of
surge and additional water rise flooded and
destroyed homes and centuries-old oak trees
around Galveston Bay.
During my visit there in October, the devas-
tation was obvious and amazing. Galveston is
still struggling to recover, but many islanders
are determined to rebuild their homes and
their lives, just as the residents of Louisiana
and Mississippi did after Katrina struck.
Work is still in progress almost four years
after Katrina. Dead trees along the Missis-
sippi coast, once bearing majestic branches,
are now transformed into beautiful pieces of
natural art, silent remembrances of the disas-
ter Local artists have created sculptures that
have become a top tourist attraction on the
Coast and a symbol of the comeback of South
Mississippi. "Birds" by chainsaw artist Marlin
Miller can be seen on US 90, one of the three
dozen tree sculptures along the beach road
spanning 30 miles from Waveland to Biloxi.
As most Caribbean residents know from
experience, new season preparation is cru-
cial. Excellent and extensive information pre-
pared in Florida about a family plan, a busi-
ness plan, and how to strengthen your home
can be found at www.floridadisaster.org. And
stay tuned for the experts' updates: NOAA
(U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration) planned to issue a preseason
forecast on May 21 and the Klotzbach and
Gray team's update is due on June 2. -4
Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now
lives and works as an award-winning free-
lance photojournalist on Curacao.
Names for 2009 Storms that Form in the North Atlantic
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Bill Fred Joaquin Nicholas Teresa
Claudette Grace Kate Odette Victor
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he third species of sea turtle protected by the temporary,
six-month ban on longline fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is
the Green sea turtle. Found throughout the world's oceans,
the Florida and Mexican Pacific Coast populations are endangered
while remaining populations are threatened. There were once
many millions of Green sea turtles. Scientists studying the decline
in sea turtle populations believe less than 200,000 remain.
The shell, carapace, of the Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas,
is not green but rather brownish gray so how did it come to be
known as the Green sea turtle? The alga they eat gives their fat
a green hue. Until reaching maturity, Green sea turtles are om-
nivorous, feeding upon marine plants and small animals. Once
mature, they are strictly herbivorous and feed only upon alga and
In addition to this species' decline from bycatch in commercial
fisheries, the Green sea turtles have long been food for indige-
nous peoples and meat in the soup pots of gourmands demand-
ing exotic foods. And as with Hawksbill turtles, when their shells
are polished, beautiful patterns are revealed leaving both species
prey to souvenir suppliers. The shells become lampshades, ash-
trays, jewelry, and ornaments.
Weighing as much as 500 pounds, the Green sea turtle has a
rather smallish head making the turtle's body appear dispropor-
tionate. These turtles can stay un-
derwater up to two hours because
they use oxygen so efficiently and
can store carbon dioxide until they
reach the surface.
Although little is known about
the reproductive cycles of any sea
turtle species, it seems that the
female Green sea turtle does not
Reach reproductive maturity until
she is between the ages of 10 and
50, averaging 25 years. To date
no one has defined the reason for
such a wide range; however, it may
prove to be yet another amazing
adaption. The age at which they
reproduce may depend upon opti-
mal environmental conditions that
maximize hatchling survival.
SAs hunting, commercial fishing,
a and the souvenir trade kill Green
sea turtles, yet another threat is
having a devastating effect. GTFP
or Green Turtle Fibropapilloma was virtually unknown until first
seen in Hawaii in the late 1950s and early 1960s. By the late 1990s
surveys of Green sea turtle populations in Hawaii and Florida
found very high incidences
"And as with Hawksbill with up to 90% of locality-
slpecific populations infect-
ed by GTFR And, GTFP is
are Bpolished, beautiful now seen in Green sea tur-
patterns are revealed tie populations throughout
leaving both species prey the world, becoming the
to Souvenir[ suppliers, only known 'world-wide'
Th~e shells become animal disease.
GTFP is a debilitating,
disfiguring, and often-fatal
jewelry, and ornaments" viral disease that manifests
as soft-tissue tumors that
begin as small spots appearing salt and pepper-like. Within
a year the spots become multiple tumors, some as large as
footballs weighing up to three pounds. The affected turtles
have difficulty breathing and eating when the tumors grow in
and around their mouths. They have difficultly seeing when the
tumors cover their eyes. They cannot turn their heads when the
tumors grow on their necks. Internal organs including lungs,
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kidneys, and stomachs cannot function when compromised
Although a definitive catalyst for the GTFP infections is yet
to be determined, many believe that the virus is present yet
dormant until the turtles become stressed, quite possibly be-
cause of pollution and loss of habitat. As happens in humans
and other animal species, stress reduces the body's natural
ability to fight off infections and, in the case of the Green sea
turtles, GTFP results.
If one looks at the circumstantial evidence, the GTFP
pollution theory seems quite
credible. Even though there "There were once
were a few very rare sight- many millions of
ings of turtles with tumors ee sea titles.
earlier in the 20th century, Scientist
one turtle with tumors docu-
mented in the 1930s, large t i
numbers of infected turtles title nations
were not seen until the late believe less than
1950s. It was the early 1960s 200,0 remain.
when scientists first began
identifying the toxic effects of insecticides and fertilizers
on fish and birds.
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, much of the garbage and
sewage from coastal towns was dumped in the sea. As hu-
man populations grew exponentially many followed their
dreams to communities along the shores. Existing infrastruc-
tures lacked the capacity to handle the increase in waste so
into the sea it went, along with nitrate runoff from fertilized
lawns and golf courses.
The Indian River Lagoon in Florida, a prime habitat for
Green sea turtles and Bottlenose dolphin, is one of many
examples of pristine marine environments gone wrong.
Researchers studying several mass dolphin die-offs in
the lagoon found hepatitis, meningitis, and cancer dur-
ing necropsies. Additionally, some dolphins were severely
emaciated with empty stomachs indicating the fish upon
which they fed are no more. Chemical run-off from the land
surrounding the IRL enriches the growth of 'bad' alga that,
in turn, depletes the oxygen in the lagoon. Without oxy-
gen, little survives.
Is it so farfetched to connect the GTFP infections in the tur-
tles from the lagoon to the dolphins' deaths and, ultimately, to
the pollution in the water? Moreover, if one makes that connec-
tion, does it not strongly suggest that pollution in other parts of
the world is likely connected to Green Turtle Fibropapilloma?
Time will tell and, hopefully, there is enough time remaining for
all the sea turtles.
After 30 years as a wild and domestic animal rescuer, rehab-
ber, 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 photog-
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After sailing all day, your salt-beaten, sunburned body wants nothing
more than to get the anchor down and get some rest. But as soon
as you enter the harbor you see that familiar sight: a brightly colored
skiff speeding toward you the first boat boy of the day. He may help
you tie up to a mooring buoy or just introduce himself, but he'll be
there rain or shine.
ARTICLE AND PHOTO BY MERAB-MICHAL FAVORITE
After you anchor and clear the deck you are
finally ready to relax. You lie down on the
settee and close your eyes, and then there is
a knock on the hull.
"You want some bananas, mon?" You say
no. You are good on bananas.
Then you get back to your settee, put your
cap over your face, close your eyes, and are
just about to doze off when there's another
knock. It's another boat boy.
"How 'bout some green coconuts?" You
stick your head out of the companion way
and politely tell this guy that someone has
already been there and you are good on
green coconuts. Then you go down below
and resume your position of comfort and you
hear yet another knock. This time, there is a
guy there kneeling on a surf board selling
jewelry or ganja, which ever you prefer.
"No man, I'm set." You say Then you go
back down below and think to yourself that if
you hear one more boat boy you are going to
have a conniption fit. You are just about to lie
back down when you hear a soft slap on the
hull and in a tiny West Indian voice a man says:
"French wine?" It is not just you, but
the whole crew and charter guests that
miraculously hear this small voice and bound
up out of their bunks, cabins and even
showers to get to the deck and start buying
up this guy's entire inventory. Rose, Bordeaux,
Vin Blanc, this guy has got it all. And it is an
event like this that lifts your appreciation of
boat boys to the uppermost level.
The truth is that boat boys are an infamous
part of the Caribbean. They are there to serve
and protect, to give you a tour, to look after
you and your boat, to show you around town
and even host parties, all for you. There isn't
anything they would not do or any object they
would not try to find. They are companions,
acquaintances and even friends. They have
traveled, sailed across the ocean, lived in
France or Holland and they still come back to
relish the Caribbean lifestyle and be at your
beck and call.
So the next time you hear that familiar knock
on the hull, don't be rude, be appreciative of
the service provided. If you don'twantwhat he's
selling,just ask, and nine times out of ten he will
come back with exactly what you are looking
for and deliver it right to your doorstep. -@
Merab-Michael Favorite is a journalism
student atthe University of South Florida who
crewed on a Swan 42 for the winter season.
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as a mostly white bird with a chunky body and very fast wing beats with
two very long feathers streaming from their tails.
There are two species of tropicbirds in the Caribbean and a third
(Red-tailed Tropicbird) that occurs in the Pacific Islands. The tropicbird
we see most often in the Lesser Antilles (the Leeward and Windward
Islands) is the Red-billed Tropic bird. The smaller White-tailed
Tropicbird is most often seen in the Greater Antilles, Bahamas, and
Cayman Islands, but does overlap in range Red-billed Tropicbird. The
Red-billed Tropicbird occurs in the tropical Atlantic, eastern Pacific
and Indian Oceans.
The adult Red-billed Tropicbird is mostly white with a long horizontal
teardrop-shaped eye stripe with fine black barring on its back and
black outer primaries on the wing. Males and females have the same
plumage and are about the same size. Immature Red-billed Tropicbirds
have less distinct barring on the back, lack the long tail feathers and
its bill is more orange than red. The adult Red-billed Tropicbird has an
18-20 inch body with a tail equally as long as their bodies.
Their bills are large, powerful and slightly decurved. Their heads are
large and their necks are short and thick. Like other members of their
order, their feet are totipalmate (that is, all four toes are connected
by a web). The legs of a tropicbird are located far back on their
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equipped for walking.
It is hard to watch tropicbirds for
very long with out asking why they
have such long tail feathers. It seems
reasonable that they are important
for flight or diving, but extensive
research on Red-tailed Tropicbirds in
Hawaii has shown that the streamers
are ornamental rather than an
aerodynamic function. The red bills
are likely also for courtship and may
be an aid for the young chicks to focus
on their parents bills for feeding.
Tropicbirds catch their prey by
hovering and then plunge-diving
from 100 plus feet. They eat mostly
fish, especially flying fish. Tropicbirds
tend to avoid multi-species feeding
flocks with Brown Boobies and
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Magnificent Frigatebirds. Some researchers have proposed that since
Red-billed Tropicbirds characteristically plunge from higher altitudes
and are less maneuverable, they might face too much interference
from a swirling flock of birds beneath them. Tropicbirds are usually
seen alone or in pairs away from breeding colonies. As in many diving
seabirds, a network of tiny air sacs beneath the skin of the foreparts
cushions the impact of the dive.
Tropicbirds generally nest in holes or crevices on the bare ground or
rockycliffs. Nearthe breeding sites they engage in spectacular courtship
displays. For several minutes, groups of 2-20 birds simultaneously
and repeatedly fly around one another in large, vertical circles, while
swinging the tail streamers from side to side. Occasionally one bird
will hover over the other, touching it with the tip of its tail-streamer
If the female likes the presentation, she will mate with the male in his
The female will lay one egg which will be incubated for 40-46 days.
The incubation is Derformed by both Iarents but mostly the female.
and the male will bring her food while she incubates the egg. The
chick has grey down and will stay alone in nest while both parents
search for food until fledging, about 12-13 weeks after hatching. The
young are not able to fly initially; they will float on the ocean for
several days to lose weight before flight. Tropic birds have a loud,
shrill, piercing whistle, which is the origin of one of the common
names of these birds, the bosun bird.
The greatest threat to all of the species of tropicbirds and many
other seabirds is non-native mammalian predators such as rats and
mongooses that eat the eggs or chicks at the nesting colonies. -
Devi Sharp is a retired wildlife biologist and is exploring the birds
of the Caribbean with her husband, Hunter on their sailboat, Arctic
Tern. Chuck Shipley is a former professor of computer science and an
avid amateur photographer He and his wife Barbara live aboard their
trawler. Tusen Takk II. in the Caribbean.
"From your cockpit, an adult tropicbird will appear
as a mostly white bird with a chunky body and
very fast wing beats with two very long feathers
streaming from their tails."
A LIFE COMPETING ON THE OCEAN WAVE
Well known on both the Antiguan and International sailing scenes, Bernie has been
racing ever since childhood. His successes include overall winner at the Heineken
Regatta in 2007 and numerous wins in Antigua Sailing Week and other regattas in the
Caribbean on his beloved Huey Too and, currently, on Cafe Americano/High Tension.
His most recent passions include one-design racing events and the Caribbean 600...
and he is toying with the idea of a Melges 20.
Bernie's love of sailing was inspired by his father, who represented Guyana at the
Pan American games in 1957 sailing Snipe dinghies, a class which exists to this day.
Bernie crewed for his Father and continued to sail on dinghies in England where he
studied dentistry. He went to Trinidad for Carnival but somehow ended up staying for
eight years with an ambition of buying a BMW bike and traveling round Latin America.
He still has the bike but never got further
than Trinidad, though he did move up to
bigger boats there.
With the oil boom, life was good,
especially for a dentist, and bachelor
Bernie was able to buy Huey Too. In 1984, a
married Bernie set sail forAntigua, attracted
by its excellent sailing, with his ten-month
daughter in a high chair in the cockpit and a
washing machine strapped to the deck.
Bernie reckons he has taken part in
27 Sailing Weeks. He has also been a
keen and regular participant in nearby
St. Maarten's Heineken Regattas and in
Guadeloupe's various events, as well as
those in the BVI, Grenada and Trinidad. In
addition, he raced Savvy, Pater de Savary's
Carriacou sloop, in the Grenada Sailing
o Festival in January this year.
Apart from Antigua Sailing Week in
April, his most recent memorable event
was the RORC Caribbean 600 race in
February (originally thought up in a bar in
Antigua one night by John Burnie, Stan
Pearson and Marc Fitzgerald-and the
u rest is history). The 600, which began in
o Antigua, was a huge success expected to
attract more and bigger boats next year.
One of the crowning features of this race
was the innovative tracker system, allowing a worldwide audience to
follow the movements of every boat.
Sailing on High Tension and averaging 7 1/2 knots, Bernie recalls
catching eight fish during the race: they had caught two and cooked
and eaten one before reaching the first marker off Barbuda! With a
crew of six, Bernie was determined that a cooked meal should be
available at least once a day during this long race and prepared a
number of frozen dinners in Ziplock bags.
An unfortunate fall and broken rib confined Bernie to his bunk on the
second night. When dinner prepared by the crew was unusually bland,
Bernie concluded that he must have packed one of his dog's dinners
by mistake-which he paid for by laughing-not a recommended
exercise with a broken rib!
That injury brought to to mind a more serious one, when Bernie was
returning from a Heineken Regatta in 12 ft. seas and 25 knot winds
on Huey Too, towing Melges 24 Huey At 3 a.m. when the towline
broke, Bernie managed to scramble aboard the bucking Melges, but
severely gashed his leg on the jagged broken steel pulpit and almost
fell overboard. The convoy limped back to Jolly Harbour under power
and Bernie limped into his dental surgery where he sutured the wound
himself. A great believer in self-help, he still has the scar to prove it!
Ironically, Bernie has trouble in finding regular and committed crew
from Antigua and for big events, half his crew are from Guadeloupe,
with which he has a great affinity. Notwithstanding language problems,
the combination seems to be a winning one. Unfortunately, 2008
strikes in the French Antilles prevented some of the crew and even
some of the boats from taking part in the Caribbean 600.
Another of Bernie's more recent passions is one-design racing, with
a big advantage that you do not have to take along your own boat.
He has sailed in the Dragon regattas in Antigua, the Zoo Regatta
in Guadeloupe and the Nations Cup in the BVI. He sees enormous
potential in one-design racing and fervently believes that racing skills
can only really improve if pitted against those of top class sailors such
as Jensen in the very professionally-organised Dragon regattas in
Antigua. Bernie feels that world champions like Jensen also benefit,
the more competition they get, and that their very friendly and helpful
attitudes contribute considerably to the overall enjoyment and success
of the regattas.
At present, Huey Too is undergoing refurbishment but should be
back on the racing scene soon. Bernie is currently considering the
possibilities of the new Melges 20 and finds that sailing and golf,
which Bernie also plays, are two active sports for which age is not a
problem. Bernie's real obstacle is work, which he admits does get in
the way of his sailing at times. We hope that it will not prevent Bernie
from continuing with his passion and look forward to observing his
performances for years to come.
Biologist and former Eurocrat Gilly Gobinet took up permanent
residence on Antigua in 1984. She has been painting and writing-and
sailing-ever since. Her work can be seen at originalcaribbeanart.com.
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day they dinghied to town to sell their paintings and, on the way home,
scoured the shore for art medium and construction materials; Artco and
Home Depot all in one.
Their next home and project was Banchee, a forty year old Cape 25,
built in Durbin. Like many old boats, Banchee had issues. "One trip
we took to Martinique," Les explained, "I slept with my hand touching
the sole in case the water got too high." It was on that wet trip that he
met the king of Cowhorns, Augie Hollen, who not only told him to get
a new boat but told him how and where.
Hollen sent Anderson to Avery's boatyard in St. Thomas where an
abandoned Cowhorn project sat waiting for a savior A pile of gommier
wood, fifty five gallons of glue, a rudder, sheer clamps and endless
determination got the artist started on the project that today he calls,
"the greatest sculpture of my life." Like all great art pieces, it didn't come
easy. "It took me six months to figure out what to do," he recalled. "I'd
never even held a chisel before. I read lots of books. The only help was
the loan of Augie's power planer; Manfred helped to tow the wood to
Hassel Island and to make the sails. It was all by the seat of my pants and
I didn't know if it was going to work."
When Penelope hit the water in 1972, one friend described her as an
artist's conception of a boat. Certainly she is pretty but also wickedly
fast. She won her class at the first St. Bart's Regatta, the second, third
and many others. She's still hard to beat. Anderson did confess to using
a secret weapon for those early races. He and his crew kept a well-
proportioned, naked woman below, inviting her on deck only when the
competition got too close. "It worked every time!" he exclaimed.
All during the time of building and sailing, Anderson was painting
and working hard, living the life of an artist which, of course, has
something to do with starving. "I've gone through many hard times,
times of little money; living hand to mouth." Early on he attempted to
sell his creations on the St. Thomas waterfront. "It didn't work with the
cruise ship people. When they got off the boat, all they could see was
the sign for Norman's Liquor!"
An enduring relationship with Foxy and Tessa Callwood began in the
early 70s. Les helped build the first Tamarind Bar on Jost Van Dyke that,
back then, had an honor system. "Whenever we got started with t-shirts,
Les did the art for them," Tessa recalled. "He did all our early posters
for the boat races. His style was perfect back then." She dug deep in a
closet to pull out old specimens and in almost every poster I found a fox
and a Cowhorn. Last year his art graced the advertisement for the 40th
anniversary celebration of the legendary bar on the beach.
There were times when life took precedence over art. For a few years
Anderson's creativity went into a partnership building Wet Willies Bar
in St. Thomas. His beloved Penelope was nearly lost to fire, requiring a
major resurrection, and years later, when Hugo blew his St. John house
away, it took substantial time to build anew.
But these days he's doing what he loves, trying his hand at terra cotta
sculpture and making oil paintings from composites he creates using
photographs, sketches and his rich memory of the old Caribbean. He
well remembers when boats and island houses were made of wood,
everything built by hand; when fresh produce sailed in on a down-
island vessel. Good old days that Anderson keeps alive with a canvas
and a brush.
His work is scattered around St. John but for the best show, visit him in
his cliffside St. John studio. For appointments, call 340-693-5053. ~
Jan Hein divides her time between Washington State and a small wooden
boatin the Caribbean. She records heradventures on the Bahama Breeze
Restaurants-sponsored website at www.brucesmithsvoyage.com
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What I learned is that when jibing, timing is everything. In addition
to the unbalanced sail plan (a fractional rig with a huge, fully battened
mainsail and a tinyjib,) most cats have tiny rudders, which do absolutely
no good unless you have your sails trimmed properly. By prematurely
centering the mainsail for the jibe, I'd inadvertently added tremendous
weather helm, so much so that the tiny rudders simply couldn't
overcome it and the boat refused to jibe. The key to a successful jibe
is to turn the boat and jibe the main almost simultaneously.
Downwind sail-trim on a cruising cat without a big reaching sail can
be challenging. The trouble when broad-reaching comes from the
sheeting arrangement on the small jib. The Genoa tracks are often
positioned far inboard on the coachroof, and are woefully short.
Even with the car positioned far forward on the track, the sheet lead
remains way too far aft and way too far inboard. The sail ends up with
an enormous belly at the foot and a flapping leech at the top of the
sail, thereby reducing its effective area even more.
What is a cruiser to do when trying to sail fast downwind? After all,
gentlemen never sail to windward... The answer lies with the leeward
midships cleat. On the downwind starboard tack, lead the unused
lazy sheet outboard and put one turn round the port midships cleat.
Better yet, run it through a snatch block attached to the cleat with a
strop. Now, crank down on the starboard (lazy) sheet winch until the
sail sets properly. You've effectively barber-hauled the sail and now
have two sheets actively trimming the sail using only the standard
Cruising cats aren't billed as witches to windward, though they're
not dogs. My teenage crew sailed Beluga from Grand Case out the
When the helmsman puts the wheel down, the crew on the working
sheet should be ready to let fly, but must hesitate and back the jib for
a count of three to successfully push the bow around. If the crew on
the lazy sheet is ready for it, they can successfully sheet the sail in on
the new tack without ever cranking a winch.
By the end of the three-week programs, my teenage crew and I were
well versed in catamaran sailing. The thirteen kids learned to handle
the big cat under sail in all conditions and in all scenarios. We entered
and exited most harbors under sail alone, savoring the tranquility of
an engineless existence. We even won some fun Broadreach races in
Nevis, before sailing back onto the hook. The kids learned, as did I,
that with a little practice and imagination, sailing a cat could be pretty
rewarding indeed. Call me converted.
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SAILORS ADD NEW STOP AT ERROL FLYNN MARINA IN JAMAICA
For the fourth consecutive year, the Rallie Transcaraibes
visited Casa de Campo Marina and Casa de Campo Yacht
Club before continuing on for their first visit to the Errol
Flynn Marina in Port Antonio.
Over 20 sailboats stopped in the Dominican Republic from Saturday
April 11th until Monday April 13th, with perfect weather and excellent
sailing conditions in the Dominican Republic.
Participants experienced three days of sailing competitions, fishing
and cocktail parties at CCYC. They also took time to visit the complex
Casa de Campo, as well as Altos de Chavon, where they learned
firsthand about its history.
Gianfranco Fini, Commodore of CCYC, and Rafid Ynirio, Secretary
of CCYC, received compliments about the facilities and a special
recognition to Casa de Campo Marina for being the host of this rally
in its 10th edition. Fini thanked them for always choosing the Marina
as a destination and invited them to strengthen bonds with support
and assistance in the future.
"We all leave with great memories and gratifying experiences from
Casa de Campo Marina," said Stephan Legendre, leader of the Rallie
Transcaraibe, moments before continuing their journey.
The rally for Guadeloupe and Martinique sailors, now in its 10th
year, began on April 4 from Guadeloupe and included stops in St.
Martin, Haiti. Jamaica and Cuba.
After leaving Casa de Campo, the yachts then were hosted by Errol
Flynn Marina from Wednesday, April 22 through Saturday, April 25
with a poolside rum punch party and other festivities prior to their
departure and the rally's conclusion in Cuba.
Report and photo submitted by Casa de Campo Marina, additional
photos submitted by Errol Flynn Marina
TAKING PRIDE IN ST. THOMAS YACHT CLUB'S SAILING PROGRAM
BY LYNN FITZPATRICK
Sponsoring the Antilles High School Sailing Team, which won the
US High School National Sailing Championship in its second year
as a team.
Taking second place in the Smythe and the Bemis during
.evi the same year.
Claiming two 1st place and two 2nd place finishes at the US
Sailing Youth Champs in recent years.
Taking a Gold Medal in the Laser at the CAC Games.
-, it Winning the North American Laser Championship and the North
American 420 Championship in the same year.
Winning the US Laser Championship.
Having three of its sailors dominate the ranks of US College Sailing
with Taylor Canfield a key skipper on the top-ranked college squad
in the nation; Thomas Barrows the captain of Yale's team and
claiming the 2008 ICSA Singlehanded Championship; and Cy
Thompson winning the 2009 ICSA Singlehanded Championship for
his alma mater, Roger Williams.
Qualifying one Laser sailor for the 2008 Olympics.
Fielding an Optimist team that finished 3rd at the Opti Worlds
and 3rd in Team racing at Opti worlds.
Placing 2nd at the Optimist Worlds and winning the Optimist
South American Championship.
Topping the list of the many factors that Canfield cites for the
success St. Thomas Yacht Club's junior sailing program are making
sure the kids have fun sailing, having a great group of role models and
fantastic year-round sailing conditions.
on as manager of the St.
Thomas Yacht Club he had
been involved in every yacht
club committee imaginable. A member
since 1975 and a past commodore, Bill
has been the club's manager for the past
Wearing the hat of member, volunteer,
past commodore or manager, Bill's
intentions are in the right place.
"Sometimes it's hard to take direction,
and sometimes a good compromise
works best," Canfield says. He wants to
improve the club and is very proud of its
Imagine a 350-member club on a 13-
mile long by four-mile wide island with A "
a population of approximately 50,000
laying claim to the following:
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For a number of years, Christine Thompson, Shep Barrows and 6
Canfield pushed the junior sailing program along with what Canfield
refers to as "the Tom Sawyer approach to sailing you do it because. .
you love it, not because you have to." Canfield is a bit despondent
over the growing "coach-oriented approach to sailing." -
As for the role models, the list is long. "The club is open to all. The Fender L ne and Cleaw
kids know all of the good sailors. They are great people to emulate."
Peter Holmberg, the winner of the U.S. Virgin Islands' only Olympic
medal and winning America's Cup skipper, tops Canfield's list. The late
Carlos Aguilar says Canfield, "pretty much adopted any junior sailor
he found at the Yacht Club."
"From Rudy Thompson, one of the first charter boat captains in
the islands; Dick Avery who practically invented the bareboat charter
industry to Henry Menin the kids knew and went sailing with them. I1.
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They remember sailing with Henry Menin and doing 360s with their SA UGH SETSRVICE FOR
spinnakers up." Sdn i
One of Canfield's unsung heroes is Dick Johnson. As president of
the Virgin Islands Sailing Association, Johnson was instrumental in SL SE I
getting ISAF (then IYRU) to accept the Laser as an Olympic class. "It o GENES FID
was great for small countries who couldn't afford fleets of expensive H 1 mo
boats. Even the smallest countries could have a hope of competing in AIS Inl
the Olympics." Notes Canfield, the US Virgin Islands has had a sailing IwSin / y spet
team at every Olympics since 1968, except 1984. Fdrc i iis
Canfield sees a great future for St. Thomas Yacht Club's crop of Hw O Nf A 6ds ynchpaMu.lbidm
college sailors and for lan Barrows, who has sized out of the Opti I TRIInlE S Cnea s. CG Maire.
and is moving on to the 420 and Laser. He also applauds his club M a n
for continually developing and hosting internationally-acclaimed
events such as the first Sunfish World Championships, Rolex Co
International Regatta and the Carlos Aguilar Memorial Match rIL .SLMVIMAITNABOM~C O QIN iNNTLY
Race Championship. OO A O r TAIO
The junior sailing program has become Bill Canfield's pride and
joy, as it has for other club members. He beams when he sums it
all up. "St. Thomas Yacht Club has produced sailors in the past five
years that have accomplished things that no other US yacht club has
accomplished. The club has beaten the whole US as a nation on many
occasions. The rest of the sailing world has incredibly high respect for
Lynn Fitzpatrick's articles on sailing appear regularly in international
publications including AARP The Magazine and Cruising World.
She has been a highly competitive Snipe sailor and was the Sports
Information Specialist for sailing at the 2008 Olympics.
"DO THE ISLANDS MOVE AROUND?"
BY JEANNIE KUICH
A charter guest asked me this peculiar question while we
were sailing through the Narrows between Tortola in the
British Virgin Islands and St. John in the U.S. Virgins.
"Ahh..no, they're anchored," I replied. Later I pondered the
truth of that after studying some early charts of the American
(USVI) and British Virgin Islands (BVI). If you refer to the modern
coordinates of St. Thomas and St. John in the USVI as you study
these excerpts from four earlier charts, you'll understand why.
TODAY'S COORDINATES ARE:
St. Thomas: 18021' N, 54057' W.
St. John: 18021' N, 64044'W.
CHART NO. 1:
18022' N, 67054' W
J St. John: 1818' N, 6745' W.
Chart No. 1, an inset entitled
"Carte Particuliers Des Isles
Des Vierges" from Carte
Reduite Des Isles Antilles
dated M.DCC.LVIII or 1758,
S shows both St. Thomas
and St. John almost three
degrees further west. It is
remarkable that the French
survey was that close since the sextant was not developed until
1757 nor was John Harrison's chronometer until 1764.
CHART NO. 2:
Io1.5 NA 18020' N, 6335'W.
St. John: 18o07' N, 63' 22' W
O 1 Compare the coor-dinates
of chart No. 2, "The Virgin
Islands From English and
S 7I Danish Surveys" by Thomas
D l Rn Jeffreys, Geographer to
The Dn hVirUin the King, dated 1775. Both
Islands fror; ksh
and Danish Survriysh islands have moved toward
the east and St. John has
taken a dive south. Chart
No. 2 includes interesting notes showing why some islands have
acquired their names. Under the chart's section of "Peculiar Names,"
just east of Cabo de San Juan or Northeast Point "(Porto Rico)",
Jeffreys tells us about "La Cagada or Beshut Island, so named from
the Fowls Dung; The Tropick Keys (west of Culebra), so named from
the great number of Tropick Birds breeding there; Bieque or Crab
Island, formerly Borequem, so called from the quantity of Crabs that
are found there; The Carvel of St. Thomas (Sail Rock) or the Hoy, a
white Rock with two Points appearing like a Sail."
Jeffrey's chart shows that Drake's Channel starts from northeast
of Puerto Rico down past Little and Great Passage Islands (the
Culebras) and splits off to round St. John and swing past Witch
Island (Flanagan Island) to starboard to enter the channel whose
original name was "The Virgin's Gangway of the Freebooters
Properly," but also referred to as "Sir Francis Drake's Bay."
CHART NO. 3:
t 18023' N, 5410' W
'S St. John: 1810' N,
A mere nine years
later we find chart No.
S 3, "A Chart of The
Antilles, or Charibee,
or Caribs Islands, with
I e The Virgin Isles" by
a L. S. De La Rochette,
A Chart of the Antilles, or Charibee, dated MDCCLXXXIV
or Caribs Islands, with the Virgin Isles and published by Wm.
Fades, Geographer to the King, Charring Cross, March 1st, 1784.
His notes give us a peculiar and little known distinction between
the Windward and Leeward Islands: "From the Situation of the
Caribs Islands, compared with that of the Westernmost Isles of
the Mexican Gulf, they are named (the Windward Charibbees) by
the Spaniards, as well as the French, the Dutch and the Danes,
whereas the English, who consider the position of those Islands
respectively to Barbados, gave them the name of Leeward
Charibbee islands." On this chart both St. Thomas and St. John
have moved slightly north with a jaunt toward the west.
CHART NO. 4:
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The Virgin Is~i~iW trgm6trical
surveyed and aNjusted by accurate .
astronomic obs evitions with insets- "'
of Road Harbour, Tortoki and the"
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18o22' N, 64o57' W
St. John: 18 21' N,
Finally we skip 37
years to chart No. 4
dated in 1821, "The
and adjusted by
insets of Road Harbour, Tortola and the Harbour of St. Thomas.
Here, the islands of Great and Little Passage sport the modern
names of Culebra and Culebrita. Bieque Island is now Vieque
Island and the name of Sail Rock is added to Bergantin or
Carvel. But Flanagan Island has switched names from Witch
Island to Flanagon or Flemingham Island, while Pelican has
become Witch Island. While clearing up the confusion between
the names of Flanagan and Pelican, the chart is almost-spot on
with St. Thomas and St. John coordinates.
To add to the confusion, satellite photos show:
St. Thomas: 18018' N, 64o54' W, or slightly south and east of its
position on the chart.
Perhaps my guest's question wasn't so dumb after all!
HIGH SCHOOL CLASS TAKES 'FIELD TRIP'
INTO INTERNATIONAL ROLEX REGATTA
BY CAROL BAREUTHER, RD
Hotshot Caribbean sailors and visitors alike thrill to sail
in a major event like the International Rolex Regatta.
For a group of high school students, all enrolled in the
Introduction to the Maritime Industry course at the Ivanna Eudora
Kean High School on St. Thomas, it was the field trip of a lifetime.
Instructor and avid sailor Stan Lorbach tells of the serendipitous
entry into Rolex. "We keep our 30-foot training boat, Winds Glory,
at American Yacht Harbor. When the marina was re-arranging slip
space to accommodate boats arriving for Rolex, they couldn't
find a slip to move our boat to that had a deep enough draft. Bill
Canfield at the St. Thomas Yacht Club offered to let us put the
boat on a mooring at the Club."
Each day, morning and afternoon, the students would walk
through the yacht club en route to their floating classroom. A
group of men who regularly socialize at the club struck up a
conversation with Lorbach and the students one day and the
talk ended in the men's offer to sponsor the class's entry fee
into Rolex. After the club paid for Winds Glory to be measured
for its required CSA rating certificate, the class was set to sail
First came some hands on training. "As a group we worked
over two weeks to replace all the stanchions and refitted them
with new lifelines to make sure the boat was safe to race," says
Lorbach. "The students did virtually all of the work themselves.
Then, we got in three practices before the regatta began. Most of
the students were new to sailing, let alone racing."
One student, Jamal Industrious, whose family owns a
boatyard specializing in powerboat repair, did have a bit of
boating experience and drove Winds Glory upwind, while
Lorbach sailed downwind.
"I'd never sailed before, but itwas a lot of fun," says Industrious.
"There's not as much speed in a sailboat as in powerboats, but
what I liked about racing in the Rolex was that we got to watch
some really pretty boats and it brought our class closer together
because we had to work together."
One of the highlights in many Caribbean regattas is earning a
bright red Mount Gay rum cap. These were among the freebies
in the "goodie bag" at Rolex.
"I gave a red hat to each of the seniors and had one left
over," says Lorbach. "I told the students the last hat would go
to the sailor who showed leadership or perseverance or who
demonstrated real determination. In the end, it went to our lone
sophomore, Kenrick Brown. He was seasick all the first day, but he
was right back out there and ready to go the next."
The MarineAction Group (MAG) and Virgin Islands Department
of Education fund the Introduction to the Maritime Industry
course. St. Thomas sailor Paul Davis, of Mag 7 fame, donated
Winds Glory to the two-year-old program, and Chris Curreri, a
fellow islander and owner of the successful IC-24, Brand New
Secondhand, was the course's first instructor
"The main goal of the program is to interest local high school
students in a marine trade or profession," says Lorbach. "That
could be everything from painting and sail making to training to
be crew on the charter yachts."
A marine profession is exactly why Industrious joined the class.
"I plan to enter the U.S. Coast Guard," he says. The class, which
has a pre-requisite of basic swimming, CPR and first-aid, teaches
skills from boat handling and navigation to boat repairs.
In the future, Lorbach plans to get a dinghy-building project
underway. "By doing this," he says, "I thinkwe can develop whole
new skill sets, increase the class size and hopefully expand the
program to other schools in the territory." _
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DOUBLE THE FUN AT BVI SPRING REGATTA 2009
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
simply who won and why. This year's BVI Spring hi
Regatta, sailed April 3 to 5 out of Tortola's Nanny ,
Cay Marina, highlighted this fact. The behind the
scenes stories in many of the classes proved just as exciting
as the racing.
BATTLE OF THE NATIONS & TEAM SPIRIT
The BVI Tourist Board started a tradition a few years back
to host teams from the destinations where overseas tourist
offices are located to race in the Bareboat Class. Teams
represented Puerto Rico, Italy, North America, Europe, the
UK, Holland and the BVI for 2009.
"This is a great concept," said Puerto Rico's Pedrin Colon,
who skippered Puerto Rico II to a fifth in class. "It would be
fun to eventually have an entire class made up of teams from
around the world. Talk about international racing."
Team Germany finished third in their class. "We had a
great time," said Rouven Dresselhaus, crewmember on
Team Germany. "Three of our team members knew how to
sail, the rest of us were novices, but we learned quickly."
There were two teams that raced with an extra special mission
-Sail Army 1 and Sail Army 2. "We did a tour in Afghanistan last
year," said Chris Lait, helmsman for Sail Army 2 and a member
of the British Army "Part of our cycle of training is to get rest
and relaxation after being overseas, and do something that
strengthens self reliance. Both teams approached the racing
differently...everyone had the right spirit."
An incredible three classes -Spinnaker Racing D, Jib & Main
and Bareboat A were decided by tiebreakers. BVI veteran
sailor, Dr Robin Tattersall, sailing his classic Modified 30
Square Meter, Diva, won his Jib & Main Class, on just such a
decider. "It was an amazing display of very different makes
of boats," he said. "The top six boats in the class were often
seconds apart. What it means is good sailing and that the
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE ICS
Competition was fast and furious in the IC-24 class, yet less
than a dozen boats were on the line. "Interest has fallen off a
bit, but I think it's starting to come back," said the BVI's Alec
Anderson, who skippered Intacto a fourth place finish.
Fellow islander, Colin Rathbun, who won aboard his Lime,
agreed. "It was great to get the guys from Puerto Rico and
the USVI over here sailing, and attract the likes of a sailor
from the UK that placed 4th at the J/24 Worlds last year. Locally, we've
started racing every Saturday night. There are half a dozen or more
boats on the line and we invite everyone to come out and sail."
BATTLE OF THE MULTIS
The BVI Spring Regatta is the only event in the northern Caribbean to
host a Large Multihull Class. This year, five double and triple-hulled
vessels signed up to race, but the Race Committee quickly subdivided
the class into racing and cruising cats based on speed. The decision
to split, said the BVI's Richard Wooldridge, who won aboard his Kelsel
47, Triple Jack, "meant we could do two races a day instead of one
and that was great."
Wooldridge did have his work cut out for him. Soma, a Formula 40
trimaran owned bySt. John's Nils Erickson, smoked the class and finished
by tying Triple Jack on points. "Soma is a speed fix, an adrenalin rush,
sailing her is the ultimate drug," said first mate, Chris Hansen.
Meanwhile, St. Croix's Joe San Martin, who flew around the course
in his Newick Teegull 23, Team Piglet, had this to say to his fellow
competitors, "Next year, no more Mr Nice Guy."
FROM OLYMPICS TO BVI & BACK
Puerto Rico's Julio Reguero won the Racer-Cruiser Class aboard his
J/105, Umakua, and he didn't even start the first race. That's what
Olympic training will do for you. Reguero, who lost his leg in a
motorcycle accident in 2001, pursued a Para-Olympic sailing campaign
in 2008 in the 2.4 dinghy. He's sights are now set on training for 2012.
For full results, visit: http://bvisr.result.vg/public/regattaindex _.
CLOSE FINISHES IN 2009 CAPE AIR C.O.R.T. SERIES
Three regattas, seven days of racing, and still it came down to
the wire to determine the winners in the 2009 Cape Air C.O.R.T.
(Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle) Series. This was especially
true in Spinnaker Racing B. "It all boiled down to the final race
on the last day," said St. Thomas' Chris Thompson, who helmed
his J/27, J-Walker, to the win. "We won by only half a point it
was that close."
The Performance Cruiser Class had some suspense of its own.
St. Croix's Tony Sanpere, skippering his J/36, Cayennita Grande,
explained, "We beat them (third place finisher, El Presidente) in
St. Croix and they beat us in Culebra. BVI was the decider."
Fifteen boats competed in the Series that included the
St. Croix International Regatta, Culebra Heineken International
Regatta and BVI Spring Regatta.
In other classes, St. Croix's Stanton brothers won Spinnaker
Racing A aboard their Melges 24, Devil 3; BVI veteran sailor,
Peter Haycraft, driving his Sirena 38, Pipedream, topped the
Racer-Cruiser Class; the BVI's Colin Rathbun won the IC-24
Class on Lime; and St. John's Steve Schmidt led the Jib & Main
Class aboard his Santa Cruz 70, Hotel California.
First place winners received two round-trip tickets to anywhere
in the Caribbean Cape Air flies. "We invite everyone to come out
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legendary beach bars; that's why they go there. Little tax benefits and to open up
do they know that buried behind those hot spots are tnew funding doors
the remains of a fort, an 18th century farmhouse, an Thefirstmajorkundertaking has
antiquated turtle kraal pen and the ruins of a sugar been the construction of an island
works. Hidden in the hills is an unlikely history that, boat to rekindle an awareness
thanks to a small but mighty organization, is now of traditional boat building and
being retrieved and retold. sailing skills, an industry that died
The Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society, formed in the BVI decades ago. Foxy
in the last decade, is busy bringing to fruition several lofty goals spoke of those old vessels, "I wark on de botes, on de sloops, sailing to
with funds donated by businesses and individuals for a variety Sen Thomas. We take dem cows, goats, chickens, what eva we had to
of projects. Society members, along with the community they sell. De market was dere wid da butcha. Sometimes we haul charcoal
represent, want to hand their island to the next generation with all datwas maderightere." Trade forthesloops withtheUS islands ended
the historical and ecological pieces intact. abruptly when the FDA banned the import of BVI livestock. "Dey say
It all began when the host of Jost, Foxy Callwood, was making our cows got a dis-ease and we can'take dem dere any more." With
his wishes known one day to a gathering of customers at his a sly smile he added, "But dose people, dey could come ere and eat
Tamarind Bar, telling them about the island he's known for well our beef."
so far uncovered several resident bats, snakes, frogs, numerous
stands of lignum vitae and some rare plants. IRF will document all
habitats, ecosystems, historical sites and pollution issues. Project
Coordinator Rosemary Delaney-Smith will share the information
through newsletters, community meetings and educational
The knowledge will allow the 200 plus residents to carefully
guide their future. "The community can decide what they want
to work on, what's the biggest problem," explained Zaluski.
"Maybe it's the invasive lionfish or solid waste." There're
also issues with too many mongooses, erosion and garbage-
p To hand it to the next generation, JVDPS is supporting
educational projects locally as well as sponsoring teachers and
students to attend workshops on other Caribbean islands and
in the United States. The Society's office in Great Bay houses a
growing library that one day will segue to an Information Center.
Zaluski summed it up, "Jost Van dyke is more than a beach bar;
there's more here than meets the eye. Even for people who've
been coming here for years, there's a lot they don't know about
If you want to learn more, sail in, drop your hook and head
-r ashore to visit the office and the boat project or visit them online
: - at www.jvdps.org
Foxy's memories of the now extinct boats were
the motivating force that got the Preservation
Society under way. Initial efforts to build the likes of
a 23' Tortola Sloop were scuttled and replaced by
plans for a JVD 32, a much grander vessel that, when
complete, will sail the waters of the BVI and have the
ability to travel internationally as well. In four years,
that boat, Endeavor II, has emerged through the
efforts of its design team, a project manager and a
coming and going class of BVI students. Teachers
and students lofted, framed, planked and sheathed
her, built the mast and rolled her over, each step
taken with an ebb and flow of donations.
Endeavor II, under construction in the field
behind the Tamarind Bar, has a traditional heart
and soul but the body and character of a modern
vessel. When complete it will be used for sail -
training, marine sciences education and cultural
The latest undertaking of the Society began in
2008with a competitive grantfrom the UK's Overseas -
Territories Environment Program written by JVDPS's ,
director, Susan Zaluski. Those funds are supporting
a project to find and classify all species of flora
and fauna on Jost Van Dyke and the surrounding 1h;
waters. The information will establish what Zaluski
calls, "A snapshot of what the environment looks 4.
like today." .
Island Resources Foundation (IRF) based in 6.
Tortola, is conducting the field research that has =
DEAR SANTA, BRING
ME A WATER MAKER!
BY CHRIS FLETCHER
A marina. With a resort.
40 hotel rooms, 180 slips, two Travelifts, fuel dock,
two restaurants, supermarket. bouliques, beauty
salon, dive shop, ATM, swimming pool, a/c gym.
watersports centre, tennis court, beach volley ball,
chandlery and a full spectrum of marine service
A resort, marina and boatyard-
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Unlike most teens today, who dream only about fast cars,
lots of money and no homework, I dream of owning a
water maker Over six years of living aboard a boat, not
a single year has passed without me writing, "Dear Santa, bring
me a water maker!"
The decision of how to get fresh water is a fairly major one
in a boater's life. You can choose to buy your water from a
local dock, along with bottled drinking water, or you can buy
a reverse osmosis (R.O.) water maker There are three main
factors to consider and calculate when making your decision:
costs, health and environmental impacts, and convenience
associated with each of the two methods.
Wait a minute-what about electricity production? During
the course of my interviews, I discovered that through various
methods of power production, most boaters already had ample
power to run a water maker. The only additional cost was the
extra fuel for the generator
The first, and probably most important, step in selecting whether
or not to buy one is calculating the costs and savings. Determine
your average weekly water consumption, multiply by the rate you
pay, then add in all additional drinking water costs. Multiply this
figure by the number of weeks you spend on your boat each year
and then multiply it again by five to get your water costs over a
five year period, the average life span of a water maker
Search for water makers which would provide you with the
same amount of water per week that you currently require.
You should consider how many hours you currently operate a
power-supplying device when deciding the size of water maker
to purchase. To this cost you must add in upkeep and additional
fuel cost, if any. Count on buying eight pre-filters each year and
a new membrane every two years; in addition you will need
to buy pickling solution for each time you leave your boat for
over two weeks.
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You can now compare the two prices over the five year period.
Below is a quick reference guide to water usage and savings
based on interviews with boaters in the BVI. Per this data, all
of these users in the BVI would benefit from an individual RO
plant, both in the wallet and the back (by not hauling water).
The second factor is to consider the health and environmental
effects of bottled and R.O water Most studies show that all water
MAY be harmful to your health, depending on the water source.
For example, according to the US National Resource Defence
Council, 22% of bottled water contains above limit amounts of
toxins and chemicals. In addition, there are growing concerns
over chlorination of regional water supplies, as well as possible
contamination of water from the plastic containers themselves.
R.O. produced water eliminates any possible biological
hazard, leaving only the possibility of metal contamination
from a poor water source. In addition, the environmental toll
of manufacturing, transporting, and disposing of water bottles
through incineration or landfills is high. The NRDC says that
together these two factors cause thousands of tons of global
warming pollution to be released into the atmosphere. The
environmental and health concerns are quite clearly in favour of
individual RO systems replacing the purchase of bottled water.
The third and final factor to consider is the convenience
provided by each method. This is a no-brainer Really, who
enjoys leaving a beautiful anchorage in order to haul jugs of
water in the dinghy or make a side trip to a marina or fuel dock
in search of water?
Once you have weighed each of these three factors, you will
be able to make a reasonable decision on which method is best
for you, your environment, and your wallet. As for me? I'm still
waiting on Santa. -n
Christopher Fletcher is a 10th grade student at Cedar
International School, Tortola, BVI who lives aboard a boat.
Boater Dock Bottled Buying Water Water Savings-
type water water water* maker maker*
galJwk. gal./wk. GPH
Cruiser 85 5 $6,793 8 (WSH) $4,798 $1,994
Cruiser 140 10 $11,050 24 (AM) $6,588 $4,462
Cruiser 155 15 $13,715 12 (AM) $5,333 $8,382
Cruiser 210 14 $16,575 24 (AM) $6,588 $9,987
Cruiser 280 19 $22,100 24 (AM) $6,887 $15,212
Week 400 50 $39,000 12 (AM) $11,054 $27,946
*Based on current BVI dock purchase at $0.25/gallon,
and bottled water price of $1/gallon
+Based on purchase, installation, generator fuel costs and maintenance of an
appropriately sized systems from Aquamarine, and the Water Supply House
-Net savings over a 5 year period
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THE TALL, THE SMALL, THE OLD, THE NEW
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY JEANNIE KUICH
Are you a boat whacker or a boat caresser? It seems to
depend upon your sex and the sex of the boat. If you're
a man, you generally tend to whack male boats and
caress female boats; if a woman, you generally caress
At the 2009 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta conducted off Falmouth
Harbour April 16 to 21, there appear to be more female rather than
male entries, perhaps because when most of these boats were built
in the last century, the emphasis was on beautiful, curvaceous lines.
The two J-boats, Ranger, a male and Velsheda, a female, illustrate the
differences in sex according to this author.
Ranger appears to have a more hefty hull with a bulldog protruding
lip at the bow which suggests more brute power, while Velsheda has a
long, lean, graceful pointed bow and appears daintier
Racing against them was the Dijkstra staysail schooner Windrose of
Amsterdam, a male which exudes power suggested by all her deck gear
and her rig, while Eleonora, a Hereschoff gaff schooner of similar size, is
one of the most stately, graceful and gorgeous queens ever built. Her
array of petticoats is beautiful but not as fast as the J-boat sloop rigs.
A new contender in their class was Rebecca, a 140-foot German
Freers ketch. Her simple, uncomplicated rig on a hull with not much
sheer or tumblehome suggests a male. With a ketch rig Rebecca
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showed faster upwind speed than the J's but was slower on downwind
legs, at least in the first two races.
A unique entry this year was Veracity, a 30-foot (male) Penzance
Lugger originally built in 1903, sporting a bright lavender coat with her
crew adorned in lavender trousers to match. With all red sails she was
easy to spot and fun to watch when she was propelled by long oars
and rowed into her place at the marina.
This year the 67-foot long, lean Nygren M Class yawl Galetea, a
female, celebrated her 110th birthday, seemingly as beautiful today as
she was when first built.
Another heart-stopper, built in 2006 in St. Kitts, is the feminine Kate, a
60-foot gaff 12-meter cutter which always puts photographers in a tizzy
Two other entries have interesting histories: Alexander Hamilton,
a (male) 46-foot gaff schooner, originally built by Neil Lewis of St.
Thomas, was in the charter trade in the 60s, hit a rock and sunk, raised
and sold only to pine away in a boat yard, then resold, resurrected and
rebuilt as a hefty workboat today.
When and If, a 64-foot Alden schooner and stout old lady built in
1939, was owned by General Patton. Evidently he became exasperated
at the yard's slow progress of building her. When asked by them what
he would name her, he retorted: "When and if you ever get this
blankety-blank boat built, then I'll decide what to name her!"
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REGATTA WINNERS 2009:
Classic Cup Course
Compass Point, Paul
Classic Class A
Juno, Robert Soros
Classic Class B
Stormvogel, Lilith Ltd.
Classic Class C
Isis of Bosham, Jim Child
Classic GRP A
Winsome, Don Ward
Classic GRP B
Calypso, Reg Murphy
Spirit of Tradition Class A
Velsheda, Tarbat Investments
Spirit of Tradition, Class B
Vortex, Brooklin Boat Yard
Traditional Class A
Ocean Nomad, Eli Fuller
Traditional Class B
Sweetheart, Giorgio Baroneini
Traditional Class C
Amanda, Kevin Gray
Vintage Class A
Astor, Richard & Lani Straman
Vintage Class B
Mariella, Carlo Falcone
Vintage Class C
Infanta, Tim & Josephine
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WORLD ARC YACHTS
15 MONTH CIRCUMNAVIGATION
FLEET GREETED ROYALLY IN MARIGOT BAY AND RODNEY BAY
he inaugural World ARC cruising fleet, comprising 37 yachts
from 13 nations that set off from St. Lucia in January 2008,
returned to the island at the end of March 2009-15 months
and 23,000 nautical miles after the World ARC commenced.
Participants were warmly welcomed to The Marina at Marigot Bay
the weekend of March 26 to 28 before the final leg of the World ARC.
"We loved it here in Marigot Bay so much when we visited in December
2007 that we had to come back," said one of the ARC participants.
Activities included a local food tasting on Thursday evening in the
Marina Village and a barbeque night at Discovery at Marigot Bay.
The World ARC fleet then gathered together for one last time
for the 10 nm journey up from Marigot Bay to Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
and the official finish. A Parade of Sail took the yachts to their final
destination at Rodney Bay Marina, where their adventure began back
in January 2008.
Falling in line-astern, 17 circumnavigators were joined by local yachts
from the St. Lucia Yacht Club to shepherd the fleet around Castries
Harbour and then across a symbolic finish line laid in Rodney Bay.
Each yacht was greeted by loud hoots and cheers from well wishers,
signifying the end of their round the world voyage.
The World ARC yachts visited 16 countries and several off-lying
dependencies, 33 official stop-over ports and many more islands and
anchorages around the globe. Crews benefited from the safety net
and camaraderie of the rally on open ocean crossings while being able
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to independently explore in cruising areas, including remote islands
and anchorages in the South Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. A
team from event organizers World Cruising Club (WCC) was with the
rally in each stopover to provide assistance.
For the final ocean passage, yachts sailed from South Africa to Brazil
via St. Helena. The organizers' choice to route the rally via South Africa
proved timely when pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia caused
Lloyds of London to withdraw insurance cover in the Red Sea.
As the sun set over Rodney Bay, crews gathered
at the beachside Royal St. Lucian Hotel to mark
the end of the rally in style. Guests of Honour at
the celebration included Laurie Barnard, Chairman
of the St. Lucia Tourist Board, and James Hepple,
Consultant to the Tourist Board. Dr Hepple
thanked the skippers and crews for helping to make
St. Lucia a premier centre for yachting tourism,
and congratulated them on their achievements.
The skippers and crew were then welcomed on
stage by Andrew Bishop, Managing Director of
World Cruising Club, who presented each with a
commemorative plaque, a trophy and certificate of
achievement to mark the voyage around the world.
The final prize of the evening was awarded to David
Holliday of Kealoha 8 (Oyster 72), for winning the
overall competition within the rally.
On behalf of the participants, Holliday said, "World ARC has been a
wonderful experience and I would not have done this voyage without
being a part of the rally. I want to thank World Cruising Club for helping
me achieve my dream." -
Report compiled from information provided by the World Cruising
Club and The Marina at Marigot Bay
The next World ARC will sail from St. Lucia in January 2010 and
already has 33 yachts from 12 nations entered. The rally will
follow a similar route to 2008, circumnavigating via Panama,
Australia, South Africa and Brazil, avoiding South East Asia and
the Red Sea region.
Routing and weather advice is provided for yachts at sea and
daily positions are tracked via the rally website. World ARC
yachts are also eligible for free entry in World Cruising Club's
ARC and ARC Europe transatlantic rallies for those wishing to
start and finish in Europe.
The rally is open to monohulls with a minimum LOA of
40ft (12.19m), and multihulls between 40ft (12.19m) and 60ft
(18.29m). Minimum crew requirement is two people onboard
each yacht. A range of safety and communications equipment
must be carried including, but not limited to: a life raft, EPIRB,
offshore flare pack, two lifebuoys, two manual bilge pumps,
emergency steering and emergency grab bag.
Details: www.worldcruising.com/worldarc200 O/itinerary.aspx
GRENADA ROUND-THE-ISLAND RACE
NEW SAILING RECORD, PARTY ATTENDED BY OVER 1,000 PEOPLE
he seventh annual Grenada Round-the-Island Race
surpassed expectations this year with an expanded line up
of activities, and organizers anticipate future growth into a
regional and international event not to be missed.
Eleven boats competed in Saturday's around-the-island race. Sailors
gathered at Port Louis on Friday evening for a skipper's briefing and
cocktail party and were treated to breakfast Saturday morning before
hitting the water bright and early at 8 a.m.
The traditional sailing event was energized this year with the entry
of the Horizon Region Guadeloupe, billed as the fastest boat in the
Caribbean. The trimaran did not disappoint it shattered the old
sailing record by almost two hours with an elapsed time of 3 hours, 54
minute and 2 seconds. (Read about a crew member's experiences in
All at Sea's May issue, www.allatsea.net.)
Though some boats suffered mishaps that forced them to
abandon the race, nine boats finished the day-long sail. Horizon
Region Guadeloupe led the multihull category with Genesis
coming in second with a corrected time of 451.62 minutes.
Category 5 took the lead in the racing class with a time of 376.38
minutes and Boxxer led the cruising class competition with a time
of 408.67 minutes.
While sailors were racing around the island, a lively group of youth
gathered at Grand Anse beach for fun in the water and on land.
Children from the LIMES After School Program and Queen Elizabeth's
Home for Children tossed water balloons, played lime and spoon
relays and enjoyed face painting on the beach.
The Budget Marine Youth Sailing Exhibition displayed talented
and energetic young people sailing. After several races, the overall
Optimist winner was Shakeem Collins and the overall Laser winner was
Micheal Mc Queen.
On Sunday the beach activities really heated up and a huge crowd
gathered by the end of the day to enjoy the festivities. The weather
was clear and warm but the water was cool and the food and drinks
flowed while the music kept everyone grooving.
The first annual Bathtub Derby was a hit with everyone on the
beach. Onlookers gathered along the shoreline and cheered
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just off shore.
Delicious food was sold all day at A Taste of Grenada. Attendees
enjoyed local treats such as oil down, fried jacks, fried bread fruit and
macaroni pie from Gouyave and Victoria food vendors.
The Steel Band started off the day's musical entertainment around 3
p.m. with their light and airy Caribbean sound and the Baracuda Band
closed out the evening with an energetic two hour set that lasted until
The Right Honourable Minister of Tourism, Peter David, speaking
at the award-giving ceremony on Sunday afternoon said the Grenada
Round-the-Island Race weekend was a great event for the people of
Grenada and promised his full support for the event in years to come.
Event report and photos submitted by Grenada Round-the-
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THE FIRST CURA(AO
A WINDSURF COMPETITION FOR ROOKIES AND DAREDEVILS
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
he Curacao Challenge,
held over Easter weekend,
put Curacao back on
the map as a windsurf
destination! For four days, nearly 100
sails swished along the south coast
in front of the Sea Aquarium Beach.
Wet &Wild Beach Bar, home base for
the event, was cloaked in the striking
yellow shirts and hats of participants
and supporters. During the closing
BBQ and following prize giving
ceremony on Monday, the new sailing
festival was brought to a climax.
Race director Hans Allaert had
a hard nut to crack, calculating
and bringing results up after the
races came to an end in the early
afternoon. Meanwhile, organizer
Hilde Tuinbeek thanked the many
sponsors and put the 35 volunteers, who achieved the success for the
82 participants, in the spotlight.
Curacao Challenge was set up in record time. The idea found ground
after the participation of several members of Windsurfing Curacao in
international competitions, where they achieved excellent results. Due
to frequent requests, the Windfreaks Association was established and,
starting mid-January, organizers Hilde, Mayra and Roelof significantly put
Freestyle world champion Sarah-
Quita Offringa poses with Sander
van Beusekom creator of event
logo and signs
their shoulders to the realization of the well organized, versatile event.
Friday through Monday, ten slalom races were held both out at sea
for the experienced windsurfers and in the safe breakwaters for the
rookies. On Saturday a long distance race was organized downwind
to the beach at the Marriott hotel. In the afternoon, windsurfers as
well as the public on the beach could enjoy freestyle demonstrations
on an international level by windsurfers from all ABC islands. World
The launch in 2006 of Windsurfing Curacao at the Spanish
Water side of Caracas Bay Island gave new impetus
to the local windsurfing activities, which had been in a
sleeping mode following a boom in the eighties and
nineties. Windsurfing Curacao, together with the recently
established Windfreaks Association, breathed new life
into the sport. It has seen a huge influx of both tourists
and local youth and veterans since. Organizing the
Curacao Challenge, an open ocean slalom windsurfing
competition, was the result of the high demand for an
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Champion Freestyle Sarah-Quita Offringa from Aruba surprisingly
participated, having just returned from a Hawaii photo shoot and
promised her full participation in the 2010 Curagao Challenge.
Sponsors included supermarket Albert Heijn, Insel Air, Obsession
Watersports, McDonalds and others. AH manager Rens Mulder and
Insel Air representatives Janine Lee and
Jurgen Lippinkhof were present every
day. "The next 'Taty Frans' should be
a windsurfer from Curagao," Mulder
said, referring to both the success of the
Bonairean windsurfers and the potential
present in the Curagao youngsters.
Frans, from Bonaire, was the winner of
the high Open Class with eighteen highly
With the advent of Windsurfing
Curacao, where the local youngsters
can make a good start, the chance for
global fame certainly exists. There are
r in the Aruba Hi Winds, in the Pro Kids
in Bonaire and the Cabarete Classic
in the Dominican Republic, all highly
classified competitions with international
participants, during the month of July.
An airplane of the national carrier
surprised all present on the beach, as well as the passengers in the
plane by performing two low flyovers during the prize giving ceremony
on Monday. In conclusion, a "teaser" of a film composed by a three-
headed camera team was shown. For the teaser and race results:
www.curacaochallenge. com. r
Getting ready for the
start out at sea, in
front of Wet & Wild
HEINEKEN REGATTA CURACAO CONTRACT
SECOND EDITION SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 6 TO 8, 2009
after a successful first
edition of the Heinek-
en Regatta Curacao in
November 2008, the contract
between the Curacao Sailing
Festival and Heineken Curacao
has been extended for another
10 years. The Heineken Regatta
Curacao, with the slogan "Real
Different," is here to stay!
This weekend is a unique
experience for both sailors
and the people of Curacao.
The sailors are challenged with
exciting starts and finishes in the
Annabaai, located in the heart
of the city of Willemstad, and
by racing in exciting courses 7
around the beautiful island of o
Curacao. The spectators can
enjoy this great sailing event from the Unesco world heritage
site: the Handelskade. Here is also where the Heineken Regatta
Village is built. Because of the spectacular starts and finishes of
the exciting races in the Annabaai/Handelskade, spectators can
closely see and experience all the action.
But the Heineken Curacao regatta is real different in
another way. Everything that floats is involved in different
classes. Not sailing yachts only, but also sunfishes, fisherman,
micro boats, kite surfers and water skiers are part of the
event. On Saturday night, people are treated to an amazing
lighted boat parade.
During the nights, the Heineken Regatta Village becomes a
premium concert area. Last year, people were entertained with
performances of Green Synergy winner DJ Tico, Basic One and,
as the main act on Sunday, the 'Queen of Soca' Alison Hinds, who
made sure that this great weekend ended in style.
We are already preparing for the second edition of the Heineken
Regatta Curacao on November 6, 7 and 8, 2009. Curacao Sailing
Festival and Heineken would love to welcome you to the beautiful
island of Curacao to experience this spectacular weekend. We
have already contracted the international artist who will perform
on Sunday, November 8th!
For updates and further information, visit: www.heinekenregatta
curacao.com or e-mail info heinekenregattacuracao.com
Preview submitted by Heineken Regatta Curacao
BREAKING A RECORD FOR A CAUSE
WINDSURFER TATY FRANS SETS THE BAR HIGHER FOR BONAIRE TO CURACAO
BY ELS KROON
n March 28, top wind-
surfer Elton "Taty"
Frans from Bonaire
sailed from Bonaire to Curacao
in only two hours and fifteen
minutes, a new record. The
attempt was also a fundraiser -
for windsurf legend and fellow
islander Erwin Muller, who re- -Tabla
cently suffered a severe stroke. -17-8.1
Many years ago Muller
was the first to bridge the 40 miles from Bonaire to Curagao on
a windsurf board in about four hours. Taty, who is considered the
fastest windsurfer of the ABC islands, just needed a bit more than
half the time to do the same.
The former fisherman and now dive master Muller awaited him
on Zanzibar Beach, accompanied by Prime Minister Emily de Jong-
Elhage and many supporters and media representatives. Taty didn't
even show a sign of weariness after greeting all present on the beach.
"My first goal was to draw attention to Erwin's rehabilitation.
That I broke the record is of minor importance," Frans said.
De Jongh-Elhage fully agreed: "This is what sport is all about!
Friendship, commitment and showing character is more important
than the outcome of the game."
Three weeks before, Taty had to postpone the attempt because
of the strong winds-not a problem for the windsurfer, but for the
On March 28, winds were still strong and unpredictably coming
more from the north than usual. "In optimal conditions Taty could
have set the record within two hours without the now necessary
jibes," windsurf master Elvis Martinus from Bonaire said. "At
certain times Taty's speed was close to 35 knots!"
"We'll repeat the record attempt in the future" Frans added.
"But for now it's important that Erwin gets well again soon.
Thanks to organizers Ivo Stomp and Cedric Jones, we could
raise some money to cover costs and give his wife the possibility
to stay in Curacao during his recovery, close to him. It's also a
BY ELS KROON
he Curagao Sail
succeeded in bring-
ing a tall ship to the port of
Curagao. B. E. Esmeralda, the
Chilean naval training ship
and the second largest four-
master in the world, visited
over the Easter weekend on
her five month 2009 training
cruise. It was the second time
the Esmeralda sailed along
the picturesque, colorful houses of Curagao's Handelskade after she
had been mooring in Caracasbay for the first night. It was 44 years
after the first visit, as the black-and-white photo in the ships' promo-
tional booklet shows. The Esmeralda left her home port of Valparaiso
on March 15 with 334 crew. After Balboa (Panama) and Willemstad,
she continued the 154-day journey that will take her on April 15th to
Puerto Rico, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Jamaica (July 3) and via Co-
lombia and Equador back to her home port on August 16th.
Left image: 80 sailors
stood high in the
foremast when entering
and leaving the port
The Chilean training
Thousands visited the eye catching vessel in Curagao as the
Sail Foundation took care of social events for the crew and official
functions for Captain Pablo Lubascher and his officers.
They fixed my bottom
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FUN IN THE SUMMER SUN
BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
Here are some great ideas for making the most of the season's plentiful
fresh produce: ripe tomatoes, asparagus, and string beans-just a few
of the vegetables available-and then there are all the stone fruits:
peaches, apricots, nectarines, and plums. A little heat, a little sizzle!
ASPARAGUS SPEARS WITH CITRUS-GINGER DIP
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 5 minutes. Serves: 4-6.
1 lb. asparagus 1 garlic clove, crushed
1/3 cup mayonnaise 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
1/3 sour cream 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger root
2 tsp. rice vinegar 1 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. orange juice Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. grated orange zest
Snap tough ends off asparagus. In a large skillet, bring about one
inch of water to a boil. Add asparagus and simmer, uncovered, until
barely tender, about four minutes. Drain and dunk in ice water until
cold; drain, cover, and keep in refrigerator until serving.
In a medium size bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. Transfer
to an attractive serving bowl, serve with asparagus spears or cover and
chill until ready to serve.
STUFFED TOMATOES WITH PEACHES,
CORN, CUCUMBER, AND BASIL
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 5 minutes. Serves: 4.
4 ripe medium beefsteak tomatoes 1 cup corn kernels
2 ripe peaches, pitted 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
& cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, 1/3 cup shredded basil leaves
& cut into 1/2-inch pieces Garnish: sprigs of basil leaves
Slice off tops of tomatoes (about 1/2 inch). Scoop out the seeds and
ribs and coarsely chop. Stir together chopped tomatoes, peaches,
cucumbers, corn, oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper Let stand for 15
minutes. Taste, add more lime juice if necessary. Stir in basil. Season
inside of tomato shells with salt and pepper. Fill tomatoes with tomato
mixture and garnish. Serve immediately.
MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY BURGERS
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 10-14 minutes. Serves: 4-6.
1-1/2 Ibs lean ground turkey 2 cloves garlic, very finely minced
1 medium-size firm Bosc pear, 1-1/2 tsp fresh sage, finely chopped
peeled, cored, and coarsely grated 1-1/2 tsp rosemary leaves,
1 egg, lightly beaten finely chopped
1 cup panko (Japanese-style 1/4 tsp ground allspice
bread crumbs) 1 tsp coarse sea salt
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley,
1/2 tsp freshly ground
chopped black pepper
In a large bowl mix together the turkey, pear, egg, panko, parsley,
garlic, sage, rosemary, and allspice; until well combined. Add salt and
pepper, or more to taste. Divide the mixture into six equal portions
and shape them into patties, gently pressing the center of each to
create a slight indentation. This will prevent the patty from bulging
in the center, so that you end up with a flat, evenly cooked burger.
Refrigerate the patties until the grill is ready.
Prepare a charcoal fire or a gas grill to medium-hot. Wipe the rack
with canola oil and lay the burgers on it indentation-side up. Let them
cook, without pressing down on them, until the bottoms are well
seared, about five minutes. Flip the burgers and continue grilling until
they are completely cooked through (the juices will run clear), about
another six mins.
Prepare your hamburger buns (I like toasted Kaiser rolls or English
muffins). Add lettuce, sliced fresh tomatoes and onions, and whatever
else you like to add to your burger
PARMESAN, CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI PASTA
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes.
Serves: 4 (2 1/2 cups each).
8 oz (1/2 of 16 oz pkg) whole wheat 1 lb. Boneless skinless chicken
spaghetti, uncooked breasts, cut into strips
1/2 cup Light Zesty Italian 4 cups broccoli florets
Reduced Fat Dressing 1 cup chopped tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup shredded
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook spaghetti as directed on package.
Heat dressing and garlic in large skillet over medium heat. Add
chicken and broccoli; cook and stir five to seven minutes or until
chicken is cooked through. Stir in tomatoes and half of the mozzarella
cheese; cook one to two minutes or until heated through, stirring
Drain spaghetti; place on serving plate. Top with chicken mixture,
remaining mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
SPINACH, RED PEPPER AND MANGO SALAD
Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves: 8.
2 red bell peppers 2 cups mango, peeled,
2 tsp + 2 Tbsp olive oil pitted and cut into cubes
10 oz (6 cups) baby spinach, trimmed 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste 4 Tbsp olive oil
Cut sides from bell pepper and brush with olive oil. Heat a lightly oiled
well-seasoned ridged grill pan over moderately high heat until hot but
not smoking then grill bell pepper, turning once, until just tender, about 4
minutes. Cut bell pepper into strips. Toss together bell pepper, spinach,
mango, onion, lime juice and remaining 4 Tbsp oil, salt and pepper
A MUST FOR EVERY GALLEY
The Ship to Shore Collection of Cookbooks
By Captain Jan Robinson
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SHIP TO SHORE I 680 recipes from 65 yacht chefs
SIP TO SHORE cocktails and hors d'oeurves
SEA TO SHORE a cooks guide to fish cooking
SLIM TO SHORE recipes for a healthier lifestyle
STORE TO SHORE great recipes, menus, and shopping lists
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KIDS CARIBBEAN COLORING COOKBOOK
FAMOUS VIRGIN ISLAND RECIPES
NO-BAKE BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE
Preparation time: 20 minutes. Chilling time: 40 minutes. Serves: 8-12.
2 cups (1 pkg) crushed 1 cup sugar
graham crackers 1 egg
1/2 cup butter, melted 2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup plus 4 more cups 1 cup confectioner's sugar
fresh blueberries 1 carton whipped topping,
1/2 cup water thawed
Stir together crumbs, butter, and sugar. Press into a 13 x 9 pan (not
metal). Chill thoroughly OR bake in 300"F oven for 15 minutes and cool
completely. Whip cream cheese and confectioner's sugar together.
Spread over cooled crust. Cook one cup blueberries with water, sugar,
cornstarch and egg until thickened. Cool. Add four cups fresh berries
when completely cool. Pour over crust and cream cheese layers. Cover
and chill. Top with whipped topping.
Note: Instead of the first three ingredients, you can use a prepared
graham pie crust -&
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1977 Roberts Home Built (located in Barbados)............... US$40,000
1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .......................reduced to US$70,000
1981 Divorne Steel ............................................................ US$50,000
1986 TaShing Tashiba (excellent condition) .reduced to US$179,500
1982 Sigma Marine Project ................................................ US$60,000
1985 Irwin Ketch .................................................................. US$85,000
1986 Endeavour.................................................................... US$98,000
1999 W auquiez Pilot Saloon................................................ EU247,500
1985 Gitana .......................................... ............... ................ US$115,000
1998 Peterson cutter................................................... US$189,999
1999 Passport a/c 44..................................................... US$449,000.00
2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ........................... US$329,000
1974 Motor Yacht (locally built) ......................................... US$80,000
1991 Celestial Pilothouse............................................... US$268,000
1986 Beneteau ....................................................... ...... US$225,000
1990 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ......................... reduced to EU119,000
51' 1987 Beneteau Idylle 15.5, located in Martinque............. US$160,000
53' 1995 Super Maramu (REDUCED!!)................................... US$329,000
53' 1984 Amel Custom Mango ........................................... US$269,000
55' 1979 Herreshoff Marco Polo ........................................... US$170,000
55' 1998 Zerft Motor Sailer (must sell!!!) ............................... US$40,000
55' 1994 Oyster 55 ...................................................................... 376,000
56' 1973 Visch Motor Yacht .................................................. US$175,000
75' 1976 Murry Peterson Coaster (Schooner) ................ US$180,000.00
37' 2002 Fountaine Pajot, located in Guadeloupe .............. US$325,000
41' 1992 Prometa Cat Flotteur............................................... under offer
43' 2001 Lagoon Catamaran................................................ US$334,000
54' 1980 Norman Cross Trimaran ......................................... US$350,000
55' 1995 Custom Built Trimaran, located in Grenada............... US$350,000
63' 1998 Polynesion Double Canoe........................................ EU190,000
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Morgan uut islander
33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit....... $25K
35' '77 Pearson classic, Yanmar.............. $39K
38' '92 Kennex Cat, AC, AP........................ 139K
40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise .$79.9K
41 '80 Morgan Out Isl, Well maintained..$79K
43' '95 Hunter430 stepped transom......... $119K
44' '77 CSY Sloop, new rigging.............. $115K
49' '79 Transpacific Ketch, loaded ........$180K
50' '78 Nautor Motorsailer, exlnt cond. $370K
60' 1982 Nautical Ketch
42' 1981 Post Sportfish
14' '06 AquascanJetboat, 160HPYamaha.. $34.9K
26' '87 Whale Boat, Diesel, CG cert........ $33K
27' '05 Bayliner 265................................. $56K
27' '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin.. $20K
29' '77 Phoenix SF 2004 Crusaders ........$29K
29' '94 PhoerxSportFsherT225HPVos.$64.5K
32' '96 Carver 325, twin Crusaders ........$75K
34' '89 Sea Ray Express, diesels............ $55K
35' '00 Tiara, twin Cummins ................. $160K
36' '80 Litton Trawler............................... $40K
34' 1989 Sea Ray Express
36' '89 Grand Banks Trwl twin Cummins...... $89K
36' '89 OuterReefTrawler, fish orfamlycruiser...65K
39' '98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels... $129.9K
40' '97 Carver MY, Cockpit, twin diesels$120K
40' '99 Tiara Express, Twin Cats................... 275K
42' '81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms....... $129K
42' '84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans...135K
42' '83 PresentSundeck,WasherDyer,AP.... $99.5K
42' '92 Grand Banks Trwl, 3 strms........ $160K
48' '02 Dyna Craft MY 3 srms 450HPCats..$490K
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AMEL 54 2005 PRIVILEGE 12 M -1994
Perfect Condition 2 30 hp Volvo
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Amel Super Maramu 2001 Martinique 320 000
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1990 SEA RAY 310EC CABIN
CRUISER FOR SALE in St. Lucia pow- ., m *., ,
ered by twin 260hp Mercruiser Inboards. YaCMT SaOLS -
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1992 41' x 14' Fire Boat Pilot Boat Patrol Boat. Twin Cat 3208 T diesels.
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WORKING ALUMINUM WORKING FIBERGLASS
33 2004 Rookie Express Catamaran $69,000 34 1995 CRUSADER CUMMINS DSL $49,000
36' Catamaran/Yanmars $115,000 45' 1989 Corinthian Catamaran / Isuzu diesels $150,000
40' 1989 Breaux Pilot Boat G M 8v92 $200,000 63' 1996 Pass Catamaran $280,000
46' 1995 Catamaran/Cat Power $180,000 64' 2000 SeaTaxi 150 passengers $350,000
46' 1997 Midship Dive-Passenger Cat $575,000 65' 1988 Corinthian twin deck 149 pass $349,000
47' 1997 Midship Fish U S C G ert 40 pass $475,000 65' 1985 Al Manne Glassbotttom 150 Pass $450,000
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4 stateroom charter layout
May 09 survey and bottom paint, $ 160,000
.. rormo- a lanr r..llpper, I=rm-
Classic design, beautifully maintained
Loaded with gear, reduced to $ 70,000
51 1995 Hylas, Quality center cockpit performance cruiser.......$295,000
48 1981 Cheoy Lee Major upgrades in 2008 REDUCED, OFFERS.$129,000
48 1974 Maple Leaf- Classic CC cruiser, new paint in 2006...$117,500
48 1970 Hughes Includes turnkey successful day charter bE ....$299,900
45 1978 Endurance Wndboats Ferro cement CC Pbhouse ketch.... $125,000
45 1980 Hardin Heavy cruising cutter ketch, 4 cabin, 2 head...$115,000
45 1978 Morgan Long range CC cruiser, ideal Iveaboard.......$89,000
44 1978 CSYWalkover- Value pnced for immediate sell, call today..$50,000
41 1982 Morgan 01- CC cruising ketch, Perkins, dinghy & more.. $69,000
39 1974 South Seas Steel CC cutter ketch, ready to cruise....$65,000
38 1986 Encson Performace cruiser, well equipped, ready to sal ....$79,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt Steel passage maker, ketch rig, Yanmar... $69,000
38 1978 Morgan Ted Brewer designed sloop ............................$42,000
37 1979 Gulfstar 2004 Reft, ready to cruise or liveaboard ......$69,000
37 1977 Gulfstar Major refit 2002, beautifully keep OFFERS.$55,000
36 1980 Mariner Stout cruising ketch, priced for immediate sell...$49,000
35 1994 Beneteau Oceans- Perns diesel, perfect weekeder, ofers....$45,000
3 stateroom, 2 head walkover
Extended aft deck platform, $ 125,000
37 Intrepid 377 Walkaround, 2002 40 Pearson Sloop, 1979
3 new Suzuki 300 hp. new genset Center board racer/cruiser
complete cabin, a/c, full nav. gear $ 245,000 Flush deck, great value, offers $ 39,000
34 1988 Tartan Classic design, scheel keel, low usage ..........$44,000
33 1973 Morgan Out Island Spacious cruiser, bring offer.........$29,000
31 1995 Corsair- Performance trimaran with trailer....................$79,000
30 1963 Allied Seawind- Classic cruising ketch, ready to sal ..$24,900
27 1988 J-Boat Race ready many sails, trailer, winner 07 &08... $29,000
57 2003 Carver Vbyager Plbthouse MY-Voos, low hours. Loaded ...$599,000
46 1985 Logcal PowerCat-Perfectcharteror eaboad, huge cockpt..$180,000
46 1985 Bertram Convertible GM 892's, 05 genset, well kept..$150,000
42 1978 Grand Banks Twin Lehmans, genset, MUST SELL..$99,000
40 1994 Tiara -Twin Cummins, recent bottom paint and canvas.$149,000
38 1967 Camcraft -Aluminum crew boat, full cabin, GM, genset... $50,000
37 2005 Fountaine Pajot Prvate power cat, excellent conditon.$399,000
31 2005 Maxum Comfortable sport cruiser, twin Mercruisers..$79,000
30 1951 Egg Harbor- Complete rebuild 1987, Perkins, beautiful... $39,000
28 1973 Bertram Fbndge -twin Ford engines,Awgnp paintjob 08....$35,000
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Currently located in St. Thomas, USVI.PRICE REDUCED $575,000 USD.
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NEARLY NEW 2006 PARKER 2520
POWERBOAT: great dive or excursion
boat, USCG cert. for 12 passengers, full
rigid frame blmini, Yamaha 250 hp engine
with less than 100 hrs, load rite trailer.
Great buy at $55,000. Call 340-773-2417.
NOVURANIA RIB 530DL /YAMAHA
115 HP 4 STROKE. Trailer, Cover,
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Stereo, Excellent Condition $25Kono,
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AZIMUT 26' BUILT 1985. New
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or do the Caribbean regattas. Fully
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1991 HUNTER LEGEND43, Excellent
Condition, Windlass, 5k Generator, GPS,
2 A/C, EPIRB 2006, Spinnaker, VHF,
Zodiac Tender with Engine, Autopilot,
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Steel hull Dismasted and with some
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gear and some spare sails. Recently
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38FT JEANNEAU GIN FIZ SLOOP
1984, Sailed over from Greece.
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CATAMARAN BENETEAU BLUE II
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equipped, 2 solar panels, furling genoa,
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AN UNUSUAL SECOND-TIME CHARTER
A SINKING IN FRANCIS BAY
BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2009
in the U.S. Virgin Islands on a sleepy Sunday morning.
Aboard were second-time charterers and we were
loafing in the cockpit when a frantic voice on channel
16 broke into our conversations.
"Coast Guard! Coast Guard!" A slight pause and then again: "U.S.
Coast Guard! This is Intrepid. Please come back right away."
Our ears perked up. The voice came back again, louder and more
desperate. After the second call, Mike responded, telling them that
the U.S. Coast Guard was usually not on the air on Sunday. (After all,
those guys work hard and they need a day of rest too, right!) He asked
them if they needed help.
"Yes, we're sinking." Those two words are probably the most
dreaded in a sailor's vocabulary. After determining that they were the
sloop in Francis Bay just to windward of us, Mike and George, one of
our guests, grabbed a portable pump and jumped into the dinghy.
We recognized the boat. A brand new Nicholson 38, it was owned by
an old sailing friend who had proudly told us that he had selected this
* Two bright skylights beam
on the evening race course,
the star Spica in Virgo in the
southwest and Saturn in
* On the 7th the near-full Moon
occults the star Antares in
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course to itself until Jupiter rises
* The Summer Solstice begins
on June 21st.
BY JEANNIE KUICH
The Moon Sails Near
Wed. 3rd: the star Spica in
Virgo in evening
Sun 7th: the star Antares in
Scorpius in late evening
Sat. 13th: Jupiter before dawn
Fri. 19th: Venus and Mars
Sat. 20th: the Pleiades star
sisters before dawn
Sun. 21st Mercury just before dawn
Wed. 24th: the star Pollux in
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Fri. 26th: the star Regulus
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Sat. 27th: the star Spica in Virgo
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Sun. 7th: Full
Mon. 15th: Last Quarter
Mon. 22nd: New
Mon. 29th: First Quarter
Dusk: Arcturus, Vega, Antares, Spica
Dawn: Sirius, Vega, Capella,
really excellent bareboat company to handle it. It was a beautiful boat,
much too fine for bareboat service and we told him so. The man standing
near him jumped all over us. He was the manager of the bareboat
company and emphatically insisted that his company took meticulous
care of all their boats. Etc. Now it was sinking in Francis Bay.
When Mike and George arrived at Intrepid, there were two very
scared women sitting on the cabin top watching their men trying to
bail the boat with one bucket and a sauce pan. Mike got the floor
boards up by the engine and saw that the bilge pump was useless
because the hose connecting it had lain across the shaft. The shaft had
worn a nice big hole in it.
After a duct tape repair, the pump was turned on and it immediately
clogged. George set to work pumping manually while the bareboat crew
continued to bail. The boat's bilges were deep and Mike had to lie on the
sole and reach down with his arm to feel around and find the problem.
The bilges were full of garbage! Not only had the boat never been
inspected by the bareboat company after charters, but for some
idiotic reason, a charterer or two had thrown garbage into it. It was
mostly paper towels and such and was a sodden mess to retrieve. The
bilge pump was fouled numerous times but finally the water receded
and the bilge was cleared out.
Afterwards the bareboat folks thanked Mike and George profusely
for all their hard work. Our heroes returned to Avenir II for a much
needed swim and a good feed.
Sadly the bareboat guests up-anchored and returned to St. Thomas,
canceling their charter. The women had been too traumatized and
wanted a hotel instead. Could you blame them?
Well, so much for the "fine maintenance" and "meticulous care"
claimed. We told our friend who owned the boat and he promptly
removed it from the bareboat company. -
Jeannie Kuich, once a long-time charter chef in the Virgin Islands,
has been writing monthly columns for the 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
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