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30 THEY'VE GOT THE BOATS
Women Captains Abound in
St. John's Coral Bay
32 HOW DOES A NEW BOAT
A Talk with Dean Catamarans
About the Next Generation
PHOTO BY ELS KROON
Feel the night-kiting, windsurfing
vibe July 1 6 at the 23rd annual Aruba
12 CARIBBEAN NEWS
14 YACHT CLUB NEWS
16 SAILING HUMOR
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21 RACING CIRCUIT
Profile: Marco Teixidor-Latimer
Antilles School Places 4th in
National Team Racing
Tom Hill's Titan 15Wins
Block Island Race in U.S.
Fishing with Captain Carl
26 OUR NATURAL WORLD
A Good Year for Sea Turtles
65 CARIBBEAN DINING
A Simple & Delicious Summer
67 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE
TALES FROM CHARTER
A Fishtrap in Hand
ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS
36 PUERTO RICO
Second Puerto Rico Vela Cup
Windsurfer Promotes 2010 Central
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Two Rallies Depart BVI
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47 ST. BARTH
West Indies Regatta
St Barth Tour 2009
Antigua Sailing Week
Gentlemen DO Sail to Windward
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25th Easter Regatta Evokes Bygone Era
South Grenada Regatta Dates
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A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD
Named to IGFA
-. Grand Cayman's Dr Guy
Harvey will be inducted
into the International
Game Fish Association
Fishing Hall of Fame on
o October 27, 2009 at a gala
dinner in Dania Beach,
Florida. Each year, hon-
orees are selected for the significant contributions through angling
achievements, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, com-
munication or administration of fishery resources. There are 75 men
and women enshrined in the Hall of Fame including Zane Grey and
Ernest Hemingway A renowned marine wildlife artist, scientist, phi-
lanthropist, diver, photographer, videographer and television host,
Harvey was born in Jamaica and lives and works in the Cayman Islands.
Bay is site of a
Montserrat Yachting Numbers Grow
As a result of a targeted marketing campaign, Montserrat's yacht-
ing sector has seen a 62 percent increase in yacht arrivals since 2005,
according to the island's tourist board. Up from 219 yacht arrivals in
2005, arrivals in 2008 reached 354 yachts and brought a total of 1,840
passengers to the island. "We look forward to continue developing
this market and expanding our yachting facilities in the future," said
Marketing Manager Ishwar Persad. Yachtsman can call at the Port of
Little Bay where a full service marina is planned in conjunction with de-
velopment of a new town center Immigration information and down-
loadable customs forms are available at www.visitmontserrat.com.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat) to the Med
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fort of your own boat but you lack the time or the range to get there,
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or Newport, Rhode Island in early August and delivers your boat to
Sardinia, Italy in late August. After you cruise your favorite destinations
in the Med, DYT will meet you in Palma de Mallorca in late October to
bring the boat backto Florida. To reserve, contact Gina or Laura at dyt.
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deal to the Med." More details: www.yacht-transport.com.
Sunsail assists I1"hI Sunsail to Support
silver medalist Olympian's Bid
Zach Railey Si Sunsail Sailing Vacations
in his 2012
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for 2008 Olympic medalist
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preparation for the 2012
UK games. The company
plans a one week "Sail-
Sb ing with Railey" BVI flotilla
November 6-13 as a fund-
raiser with donations from
each customer who sails,
matched by Sunsail. A
company spokesman says
that sponsorship and fundraising support is expected to raise in excess
of $40,000 in the first year towards Railey's campaign costs. Railey, from
Clearwater, Florida, won a silver medal in the Finn class in China and was
named the US Sailing 2008 Sportsman of the Year.
Marina Management Services
Responds to Economy's Effects
Marina Management Services, Inc. (MMS) is retooling its workout con-
sulting and management programs to respond to the increasing num-
ber of marina projects that are returning to lenders in various stages
of bankruptcy and foreclosure. MMS has received increased inquiries
from banks, lending institutions, hedge funds and developers request-
ing assistance with troubled projects. "The dockominium and racko-
minium concept pushed purchase prices for waterfront property and
marinas to unprecedented levels. This leaves lenders in a compromis-
ing situation as they attempt to wrestle with five or 10 million dollar
losses," said Dennis Kissman, President of MMS. The Boca Raton, Flor-
ida company provides market feasibility studies, comparable analysis,
market studies, design analysis, comprehensive financial analysis and
onsite marina management services. www.marinamanagement.com
SAVE THE DATE
Sanctioned by the Caribbean
Sailing Association, this year's
dinghy championships will be
organized by the Barbados Sail-
ing Association, Inc. It is open
to five Caribbean countries and
each may enter one team as
below to compete for the Ca-
ribbean Dinghy Championship
Trophy. The team will consist of:
Optimist Silver, Optimist Gold,
Laser Radial, Laser Standard,
and Echo 12, two-person, jib
and main. Racing will take place
in Carlisle Bay and six races are
planned in each class. For more
information, contact Anne:
NOVEMBER 8 13, 2009:
Rescheduled 10th IGFA
Offshore World Champ-
ionship, Cabo San Lucas,
Tournament officials announced
a new November date in late
April after postponing the
planned mid-May championship
due to rising reports of swine
flu in Mexico. International fish-
ing's most prestigious billfish
tournament hosts nearly 50
winning teams from 19 coun-
tries on six continents who have
been invited after winning one
of over 130 qualifying events
held in 2008. It's the largest
contingent of international
teams to compete in a single
catch-and-release fishing tour-
nament world wide. Informa-
tion: Lynda Wilson at Lynda.
Dan Jacobs, Tournament
Director at Dan.Jacobs@
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Netherlands Antilles Canoe Federation
The Netherlands Antilles Canoe Federation fielded its first junior team
in a foreign ocean racing event. Jolyon Ferron and Jannick Wolthuis
competed in Martinique on Friday May 22 in the Raid Romain and in
Guadeloupe on Sunday in the Selectif N1 du Moule. Their coach, Stu-
art Knaggs, accompanied them and competed in the veteran's cate-
gory. Naggs reports that the current junior team has made exceptional
progress in less than a year of training, to be in a position to seriously
compete for top placings.
Royal British Virgin
Islands Yacht Club
In late April, the Virgin Queen
Restaurant & Bar sponsored
the Pizza Pursuit Race run by
the Royal BVI Yacht Club. Win-
ners were: in Cruising class,
Rascal (Cal 40, Adrian Sinton,
skipper) and in Racing class,
Lime (IC 24, Colin Rathbun,
St. Croix Yacht Club
The regatta committee reports
that the St. Croix Yacht Club's re-
gatta has been accepted by the
National Hospice RegattaAlliance,
with fiscal non-profit sponsorship
by the St. Croix Foundation. Re-
gatta organizers intend to attract
both new sponsors and new racers
to this 501(c)(3) charitable event,
while raising awareness and funds
for their local hospice. The date to
save is February 19-21, 2010.
New race courses, including a long distance course especially de-
signed for first time racers and live-aboard cruisers, will entice those
heavy displacement vessels that don't normally participate in standard
windward/leeward racing. Hard-core racers will find the "sausage"
and "triangle" courses they love in the Buck Island Channel, and one-
design dinghy racers will race inside the Teague Bay reef.
Shore-side activities will include the traditional Cruzan Rum party on
Friday evening and a weigh-in for winning skippers to receive his/her
weight in Cruzan Rum. New in 2010: expanded on-site first aid facilities
and a fundraising component to benefit Continuum Care, Inc., provider
of hospice care in the Virgin Islands since 2000. CCI's end-of-life services
are provided regardless of a patient's abilityto pay, according to founder
Tracy Sanders. Funds raised by the regatta will help to ensure continu-
ing coverage for all who require supportive care in their final days.
The St. Croix Yacht Club, founded in 1952, has hosted its all-volunteer
international regatta since 1993. The club has approximately 500 members
and is housed on six beachfront acres on St. Croix's residential East End.
St. Lucia Yacht Club
On Sunday, May 3, Sunday the club organized a race in Rodney Bay.
"We had 5 J24's out and 2 Lasers. Lots of fun and a pleasure to watch,"
reports the club's social secretary, Danielle De Rouck, who now rou-
tinely takes photos, puts together picture albums, and posts the club's
events on Facebook and YouTube. Great idea, Danielle!
St. Thomas Yacht Club
Bill Canfield reports that the club's local Antilles High School team
qualified for the Team Racing Championship in California in late May
with just 11 other schools.
Friday Night IC 24 Races have begun in front of the club with first
starting signal as close to 5:15 as possible, so skippers and crews
should arrive as near 4:30 as possible. Another Friday night tradition
for the club since its inception has been the family oriented "happy
hour," and the club now offers complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a
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COPYRIGHT 2009 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
'm a confirmed sail-boater, an avid stick-boater and yl l
an ardent blow-boater who, naturally, spends most
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diesel engine. This is ironic. I'm not good at it. In
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three. I'd claim I was completely incompetent-but that
would be boasting...as I'm far worse. Engine mechanics
reveal me for what I am: an idiot.
Of course, I'm a married man. I don't have to suffer
alone. During these "engine traumas," we co-suffer. I swear
up a blue streak, my wife Carolyn rolls her eyes. I throw a
tool, she winces. I burst into tears, she daintily offers me a
grease-smeared hankie. I ying, she yangs.
Here's what happened: we arrived back in Malaysia
(dead-broke) from two expensive months in the Good Ole
USA and we were horrified to discover no oil in Wild Card's
diesel engine. Not a drop.
"Bastards," I shrieked. "Those evil Somalia pirates must
have broken into our boat and stole our lub oil... wow, that's
brazen... I mean, right outta the freak'n crank case!"
"Perhaps," Carolyn said gently, "it wasn't pirates, Fat-
ty.... perhaps... your perfect macho-mano engine has a
hole in it... and the oil leaked out ignobly?"
"Impossible!" I shouted. How dare she say such a nasty thing? But,
eventually, reality began to rear its ugly head and, well, my eyes mist-
ed up. I felt betrayed. After all, my engine is almost brand new... wait,
maybe that's not quite accurate. Let's see, I installed it in 1995... okay,
my engine has run almost flawlessly for over 13 years... and I basically
have ignored it all that time... still, I felt deeply betrayed.
I realize this isn't fair. Nor
logical. Norjust. But that's how "I swear up a blue streak,
I felt. I felt... less of a man. As
if, by losing command of my
engine I'd somehow lost com-
mand of my... of my... well,
castration images jumped
mly wilte Larolyl rolls iLhe
eyes. I throw a tool, she
winces. I burst into tears,
she daintily offers me a
into my addled, horsepower- grease-smeared hankie."
Now, the first thing that I do when I have a diesel engine problem
anywhere in the world is to Skype (via the internet) Diesel Dan Dur-
ban at Parts & Power of Tortola, patiently wait until he comes onto my
computer screen, and then burst into tears. I know, I know... admitting
such sissy stuff in print does not speak well of my moral character (or
lack thereof)... but that's the truth, that's what I do. I grovel. I beg. I
plead. I promise crazy things like, in this case, my first-born son.
Now Diesel Dan knows me well enough to know that he doesn't
want to know me better-and thus is motivated to get rid of me as
quickly as possible. "...wipe 'er down, fill 'er up and see where it drips
out," he growled.
Now that advice sounds pretty basic and simple AFTER you've
heard it, doesn't it? But it was like a breath of fresh air into my
clueless head: suddenly I had a sense of purpose and a specific
So, instead of getting to work on the engine, I strutted around the
expensive marina where we were now trapped, and said sagely, "Once
I detect the dribble, dab the drop and latch onto the leak... it should
be no problem to... well... to do what needs to be done!'
Carolyn and I quickly determined that there was a hole in the oil
pan. "Great," Diesel Dan warbled over Skype, "I'll send you a new
one. Just yank the engine, slap it on... and you're all set!"
The problem with 'yanking' the engine is all the goofy stuff that's
attached to it: secret hoses, unidentified wires, strange cables, unla-
beled pipes... lordy, lordy!
...but, with the help of wire cutters, bolt cutters, hacksaws, axes and a
small jack hammer... the engine was soon ready to be lifted off its beds.
"...are we gonna hire a crane to lift it," asked Carolyn with a worried
tone in her I'm-getting-too-old-for-this-crap voice.
"Don't be silly," I scolded. "We're sailboaters, ain't we? We'll use
the traditional methods that Joshua Slocum pioneered-the main hal-
yard! It will be easy... I'll be down here watching and you'll be up there
on the halyard winch cranking..."
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"...but since you're strong and you go to the gym every day we're in
port," she parried, "why don't YOU crank while I watch?"
This is the type of marital situation you run into when you attempt
to train a novice spouse into the fine art of marine diesel mechanics.
Luckily, I was prepared for such nonsense.
"My dear," I said gently, reassuringly, "first off, there's a legal prob-
lem because-for liability reasons-I had to sign an insurance waiver
at the gym... a legal waiver which forced me to promise to only use
these muscles for recreational purposes... so, there's that. And then
there's my heart problem... what if... while getting my own cup of cof-
fee or something... I had a heart attack and died... wouldn't you feel
guilty? And we all know that, well... too many captains spoil the soup,
eh? So why don't we just relax and do it the logical way... my way?"
Engines are heavy things. Our half inch halyard was about three-
eighths in diameter when the engine finally began to lift off its beds.
"...you're getting it," I shouted up to a grunting Carolyn on the deck
above me. (I could have glanced up at her, but did not-fearing I'd get
eye-strain if I did.)
Soon the engine was swaying around our main cabin, at a height of
four feet above the cabin sole, spewing oil, salt water, coolant, tranny
fluid, etc., everywhere.
"...Shouldn't we... at least remove the settee cushions or some-
thing?" Carolyn asked as she came below and saw the dripping beast
in all of its ugly glory.
"Oh, there's no need to 'gild the lily,'" I laughed gaily. "We can
clean the boat's finery later-right now it's work time, my dear. Why
don't you massage the engine with hundred dollar bills while I hit it
hard with my rusty wrenches?"
Getting the old oil pan off "Diesel Dan had warned
was easy-though how much me about not touching/
used oil splashed out of it
nicking the pristine parts
was a Tsunami-like surprise.
Soon we were both covered and thus I was very careful
in grease and oil and sweat... with the sledge hammer I
soon all our knuckles were used to beat it off."
bleeding... soon we wore only
snarls... soon nothing but obscenities were being ripped from our
frothing, foaming lips... YES!
...removing the old gasket presented the only real problem. Diesel
Dan had warned me about not touching/nicking the pristine parts and
thus I was very careful with the sledge hammer I used to beat it off.
Occasionally, of course, a boat would go by. Its wake would jostle our
38 foot sloop and suddenly the engine would become a violent, de-
mented pendulum swinging around the belowdeck, crashing into bulk-
heads, shattering picture frames, and knocking us over "Hold it, hold
it," I'd scream frantically at Carolyn during the stressful moments, "If the
rope breaks, just set it on your lap... I'll have it re-attached in a jiffy!"
The oil pan had 36 bolts holding it on. These needed to be
torquedd' to a specific number which was stated in kilo-centimeters
or grams per second or some such Euro-techno-bull. Besides, I didn't
have a torque wrench.
"Pickle jar," I told Carolyn. "You know those big picklejars which are
difficult to open and you have to hit 'em hard with the palm of your
hand and then use a couple of grunts too? That's exactly the amount
of force I'll apply to these bolts... simple, eh?"
"...how amazingly scientific," she mused.
"Oh, it must be marvelous working with me," I agreed, "and you're
so obviously learning a lot!"
I pretended not to notice her burying her weary head in her greasy,
Once the engine was finally lowered back down onto its beds,
we had to begin the job of hooking it back up. "Gimme some hose
clamps, tie-wire, duct-tape, wire ties, paper clips, silly putty, STP stick-
ers, flame-decals, chewing gum... that should do it," I said.
We worked together for a while in silence, then I blurt. "Next is
"...but I'm already bleeding," she said, holding up her hands and
pointing at a sliced thigh and a smashed toe.
"...Now's not the time to discuss the pink issues, dear, let's stick
strictly with the blue ones until this sucker runs... I was talking 'bout
the FUEL system, babe... we have to bleed the fuel system."
Carolyn and I have done this a lot in the last 39 years we've cruised
together as a loving couple. Here's how, step-by-step, we do it. 1.) We
both watch the engine closely. 2.) Carolyn pumps the hand-operated
priming pump. 3.) I open a petcock. 4.) We get squirted in the face
by diesel oil. 5.) When there are no more bubbles in the fuel squirting
us in the face, I 6.) close the petcock while Carolyn 7.) stops pumping.
If we do this well, only about a gallon of fuel gets in our hair and/
"What about shaft alignment," Carolyn asked.
I squinted wisely over a yard stick, said "kick it to port 'bout 'alf a
foot," and then, "...fine, that should be within five thousandths!"
Finally, it was time for the big test. We lined our drip pan with newspa-
pers, cranked up the engine and ran it hard for half an hour Then we wait-
ed for a couple of more hours and removed the newspaper Not a drop!
"...my hero," Carolyn cried out in jubilation, and gave me a big messy
10-40 multi-weight kiss on the lips. We were just getting into it when
Diesel Dan chirped up from the computer on the nav station. "Ahoy Fat
and Ms. Fatette," he said, wearing his stylish blue Perkins shirt aboard
his powerboat in Tortola, "...how's it going in Southeast Asia?"
"Fine," I told him, trying to be civil while Carolyn greedily attempted
to tug me away, "but no time to chat now, Diesel Dan... er, maybe later,
during our next major diesel emergency... right now, gotta run!" '
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card with his wife
Carolyn and cruises throughout the world. He is the author of "Chas-
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and Gypsies" and "The Collected Fat." For more Fat-flashes, see
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BY ANDREA BAILEY
arco Teixidor-Latimer is a 21 year-old sailor from Guay-
nabo, Puerto Rico. He grew up sailing Optis, Lasers,
and 420's in the warm waters of the Caribbean. He's
competed in four youth championships and has sailed
in international competitions at venues around the world, always com-
ing home to Puerto Rico. When it was time to go to college, though, he
chose to head north. Marco is a junior and a finance major at George-
town University's McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC,
where the average annual temperature is 53 F
The cold hasn't chased Marco away from his love of the water,
however. The Georgetown University Sailing Team (GUST) is currently
ranked number one in the nation, and Marco is one of the top sailors
on the team. In June he planned to travel with GUST to San Francisco
to compete in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association's national cham-
pionships for team racing and fleet racing. So even though school had
been out for weeks, Marco was still in DC practicing with the team.
Of course, conditions on the Potomac River aren't always ideal as
they are in the Caribbean. GUST sails out of the Washington Sailing
Marina, just South of Reagan National Airport. The river water is a
murky brown and the breeze is anything but steady. Often coaches
must cancel practice due to a lack of wind. So on a warm, sunny May
afternoon, as the team waited for a sea breeze to fill in from the South,
Marco and I chatted about what it's like to be a college sailor who
grew up in the islands.
I was deciding between Georgetown and Brown University in Rhode
Island, and I visited them both in the spring of my senior year in high
school. I really loved the Georgetown campus, and I could just see
hat do miss most about the islands?
(Looks around and laughs) The breeze. And the warm weather. And
the blue water.
ha is the best abou at
There is nothing good about our sailing venue, which is actually my
favorite thing about it. You can't count on anything; every day is a
new challenge. In Puerto Rico you can count on the breeze every day
from the same direction, and once you figure it out, there's no mystery,
which makes it easy to get lazy. Here you have to be more precise in
every aspect of your sailing, from boat handling to tactics, and I have
improved exponentially because of that.
I also think we have the best sailors in college sailing. Our practices
are the toughest not just because of the conditions, but also because
we have an incredibly deep team. Every practice race, be it a fleet race
or a team race, is the highest caliber competition you can find at this
level. We even have alumni, including two recent college sailors of the
year and an Olympian (Laser sailor Andrew Campbell) who still live in
the area and come out and practice with us when they can, because
they want to see us get better and win.
How is from the you've done
Georgetown mainly sails FJs (Flying Juniors), and I had never sailed an
FJ until I came here. It was a huge adjustment and it took me so long
to get used to the boat. Also, the courses are so much shorter. Boat
handling counts for so much in those scenarios, as do tactics. If you
mess up a tack or miss a shift the consequences can be enormous.
I also had never even done team racing until I came to college. It
has taken me three years, but I'm finally one of the top three team-
racers on our team. I'm still learning, but I really enjoy it.
plans the future?
This summer I'm going to study abroad in Barcelona, but I'm also do-
ing Snipe Worlds. My goals are to win the Pan American Games and
the Central American Games in Snipes too. Oh, and of course I want
us to win college sailing nationals next month.
you have the islands?
Be patient, and keep trying. It's a lot different, and it can be frustrating,
but stay with it because it will make you a better sailor in every way.
And you'll never get a chance to do anything like it again. -&
Andrea Bailey is a recent graduate of the College of Liberal Arts at
Georgetown University, and is Marco's crew. After college sailing na-
tionals this June she plans to return to her home island of St. Thomas.
afltfaiii iiaR 1 j rvIatt
he Antilles School Sailing Team, from St. Thomas,
U.S. Virgin Islands, raced to an outstanding fourth
overall in the prestigious Interscholastic Sailing As-
sociation (ISSA)'s National Team-Racing Championship for
the Baker Trophy, raced May 22 to 24, out of Redwood
The regatta featured the top twelve Team Racing teams
in the country and was a great opportunity for the Antilles
sailors to test their skills on the national stage. The regatta
was held in FJs (Flying Juniors), which are not the boats that
are typically sailed on the East Coast of the U.S. or in the
"The first round robin saw the Antilles sailors struggle a
bit due to the unfamiliarity with the boats, but they sailed
well enough to earn a spot in a three-way tie for fourth
place and a spot in the elite Final Four round," explained
coach Russ O'Reilly "Upon entering the sail-off, the VI sail-
ors knew that to improve on the team's finish last year (5th)
they would have to qualify for the final four. With this mo-
tivation they won the sail-off outright and moved into the
final four round."
Winds on San Francisco Bay increased to well over 20
knots and the small size of the Antilles sailors left them at
a disadvantage when compared to the other teams in the
round, but the VI sailors fought hard, keeping all the races
close and finishing an admirable fourth overall.
"The Antilles team started off slowly, but reveled in must-
win situations throughout the event," says O'Reilly "With
no seniors graduating this year and a very strong incoming
9th grade class the VI sailors will be strong contenders for
years to come."
SKILLS IN CALIFORNIA
ANTILLES 4TH IN TEAM RACING
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
TITAN 15 64TH
BLOCK ISLAND RACE
PUERTO RICO'S TOM HILL CAPTURES
186-MILE U.S. EVENT
om Hill's brand new Custom Reichel/Pugh 75 Titan
15 took line honors on May 23 in the Storm Trysail
Club's Block Island Race in a near-record time of
17 hours, 18 minutes and 13 seconds, and with that finish
scored the overall victory in IRC.
The 186 nautical mile race, in its 64th running, began
Friday afternoon, May 22, and sent Titan 15 and 54 other
IRC- and PHRF-rated boats off on a course from Stamford,
Connecticut, down Long Island Sound, clockwise around
Block Island (Rhode Island), and back.
"It was one of the greatest days of my life," said Hill (San
Juan, Puerto Rico), of winning the race with his Titan 15, and
of the first chance to test the boat in racing conditions. "For
a year we didn't know if we would wind up with a boat that
wouldn't be able to perform...it could have been a lemon
or a speedboat."
Hill credited his key crew-tactician Peter Isler, Artie
Means and Mike Toppa, among others-for doing an ex-
ceptional job. "There were huge grins on the boat, and
these are guys with a lot of experience on America's Cup
boats, VO70s, and the like."
The Block Island Race is part of the US-IRC Gulf Stream
Series. In addition to hosting Block Island Race Week pre-
sented by Rolex in odd-numbered years, the Storm Trysail
Club club holds the Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race. &
FISH WITH CAPTAIN CARL
ST. CROIX FISHERMAN CARVES OUT A CAREER ON THE WATER
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY ELLEN SANPERE
e is off the dock
by 0600 and
back by 1200,
only then does his work really
begin. The days Captain Carl
Holley spends working as a
commercial fisherman and
charter captain are fun, he
says. He loves being out on
the water, showing his char-
ter guests a good time, whale
When the 1974 Hatteras
36, Mocko Jumbie, returns
to the dock in Christian-
sted, Holley proudly dis-
plays the dolphin (mahi-mahi), wahoo or tuna they have caught.
Out come the cameras, while Carl and mate Adam Adcock clean
the catch for the guests.
"Send them home with their catch-keep them happy," says Holley,
who has become one of the most successful charter sport fishing cap-
tains on St. Croix. That seems to be a good business plan, as many of
his guests return, and new clients are often gained by word-of-mouth.
He has a website, www.fishwithcarl.com, but does little advertising.
However, posing for photos with a large bull dolphin on the scale,
just steps from the Chris-
arll use4 tiansted boardwalk, gets
the tourists' attention.
As he fillets the tasty pe-
.l,,,,agics, tossing scraps to
huge tarpon beneath the
dock, Captain Carl's audi-
ence grows; some record
the phone number on
the metal sign attached
to the cleaning station.
Recently, Holley and
some friends won the St.
Thomas Dolphin Derby's
Best Boat award, based
on the number of fish
caught between 0600
and 1500. The friend's
boat has faster engines
than Mocko Jumbie,
so they sped around
looking for birds: the Run & Gun strategy. With two Caterpillar 3208
engines, Holley's boat does not go as fast, but it burns only four
gallons per hour.
At slower speeds, Holley must be in tune with the fish and pay at-
tention. He is an expert at spotting birds, especially frigates and boo-
bies, which fly above areas where larger fish are feeding on smaller
fish, pushing them to the surface. He also knows how to spot a weed
line, caused by intersecting currents, under which smaller fish hide,
The less visible side of Holley's operation is commercial fishing. A
licensed commercial fisherman, he says the income from that is about
even with his charter boat income. Selling to the restaurants means no
filleting: they take the whole fish.
Holley prefers catching his own bait with a throw net from the end of
the dock but when that is not an option, he buys from a local bait seller
or uses artificial bait. In this era of ecological awareness, nothing is
..i .. ..... .
wasted: fish the guests leave behind are sold to the local restaurants,
given to friends, or consumed by Holley's family. Often, the carcasses
are given to a passerby who will make soup stock. And then there are
those hungry tarpon, which have become a tourist attraction.
Out on the water, off the north shore of St. Croix, Holley's lines oc-
casionally snag something other than dolphin, tuna or wahoo. Bar-
racuda and undersized fish are also returned to the sea alive; billfish
are tagged and released. His largest billfish was 350 pounds, and Hol-
ley felt it was worth more in the water. He tagged the behemoth and
hopes to catch it again, perhaps during a billfish tournament. His larg-
est fish were a 66-lb. dolphin, 81-lb. wahoo, and a 92-lb. tuna.
He has noticed the big fish and large schools once found easily are
more elusive lately. His best day this year was on St. Patrick's Day: 25
dolphin and 16 wahoo. Last year he had days of more than 50 total.
There are many reasons, of course, from fluctuations in currents and
water temperature to the presence of long-liners, gillnets and float
nets in the area. Fishing with rod and reel means no by-catch and de-
stroys no cetaceans, sharks, juveniles or turtles. Releasing a dolphin
weighing less than five pounds is a smart thing to do, Holley says, it
will come back in a year weighing six times that.
For Holley, it's all about making enough to support his family while
having fun. Originally from Austin, Texas, he came to St. Croix in 2002,
leaving behind jobs in financial management and credit counseling.
While working at a waterfront restaurant, he noticed many charter boat
captains were not wholeheartedly professional, courteous, or compe-
tent. Customers at the bar would ask about chartering, and Holley saw
an opportunity to use what he had learned as a youngster in Texas
about fishing. His first boat was a 26 ft. center console; he bought
Mocko Jumbie in 2005. He and his wife, Anna, now have two children,
Savanna, age 2 /2, and Sawyer, born in February 2009. With them, Carl
enjoys life in paradise, working hard at what he enjoys most. --
Ellen Sanpere has lived aboard Cayenne III, a refurbished Idylle 15.5,
since 1998. She and her husband Tony started from Annapolis and
have cruised from Maine to Venezuela. St. Croix is their home port.
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2009: A GOOD YEAR FOR SEA TURTLES
LONGLINE FISHING CLOSED IN GULF OF MEXICO MAY 18
ARTICLE AND PHOTO BY BECKY A. BAUER
while writing this, the fifth chapter of our series on im-
periled sea turtles, the calendar rolled over to May 18,
2009, a date of great importance to sea turtles' surviv-
al. May 18th was the date the United States' National
Marine Fisheries Service initiated an emergency 180-day closure on
shallow water (defined as water less than 300 feet), longline fishing in
the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, the closure provides some protection
for deep water reef habitats by banning all reef fish longline fisheries
east of 85 degrees 30 minutes west longitude in the Gulf of Mexico
once quotas for deepwater grouper and tilefish are fulfilled.
According to rules set forth in the emergency closure, the result of
a lawsuit brought by seven environmental groups under the endan-
gered species act in April 2009, the NMFS and the Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council are to "determine whether and how the
fishery can operate while ensuring the survival of the turtles over the
long term". While the initial closure covers 180 days, the emergency
ruling allows for an extension of an additional 186 days.
"We are working closely with the council and constituents to find
more permanent solutions to protect sea turtles affected by this fish-
ing gear," said Roy Crabtree, NOAA's Fisheries Service southeast
regional administrator. "I hope we can identify options that not
only provide sea turtles the protection they need, but minimize the
economic affects to the fishing industry."
In the April 2009 lawsuit, the seven plaintiffs presented findings from
an 18-month survey of longline fisheries in the Gulf that demonstrat-
ed their devastating effects on sea turtle populations. Government
observers documented longline fisheries' bycatch of almost 1,000
threatened and endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico over
an 18-month period from July 2006 through the end of 2007. A stag-
gering 80% of those turtles were Loggerheads, listed as threatened,
whose nesting populations in Florida have shown a 40% decline in the
past 10 years. The remaining 20% were critically endangered Kemp's
Ridley and endangered Green sea turtles. The Gulf coast of Florida is
vital nesting habitat for all three species.
Prior to the emergency closure, in early May, a group of Florida
commercial fisheries representatives and two environmental groups,
Oceana and the Ocean Conservancy, wrote and presented an
unprecedented historic agreement to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council. This agreement provides for a 50% reduction
in number of commercial longline fishing boats in the Gulf, eliminates
the use of squid bait (fin fish bait drastically reduced sea turtle by-
catch in the Atlantic), and allows summer closure of fishing grounds
frequented by sea turtles when they are most vulnerable.
Although accepted as the GMFMC's "preferred option for further
development," this agreement will first be presented for public com-
ment, and implementation will not take place before 2010.
March 2009 was a good month for sea turtles, specifically the criti-
cally endangered Hawksbill sea turtles of the Dominican Republic.
TRAFFIC, an international wildlife trade network, surveyed souvenir
shops in the Dominican Republic in 2006 and found a staggering
23,000 items made from Hawksbill turtle shells. In March of this year,
TRAFFIC personnel published the results of a second survey conduct-
ed in February 2009 wherein they found only 135 turtle shell souvenirs
for sale. Why this change?
The drastic reduction is credited to the DR government's crack-
down on the illegal taking and sales of threatened and endangered
sea turtles. To complement the crackdown while providing a source of
revenue to the tourist trade vendors, the DR government encouraged
the substitution of cow horn and bone in the creation of souvenirs-a
substitute material that carves and polishes as well, and as attractively,
as turtle shell and even ivory.
"We warmly congratulate the Government of the Dominican Re-
public on their decisive action that has virtually eliminated the blatant
illegal souvenir trade in hawksbill turtle shells," said Adrian Reuter,
TRAFFIC's Representative in Mexico.
"This sets an important conservation example for the region, show-
ing that there are solutions that benefit wildlife and people, especially
local communities that rely on tourism."
The Dominican Republic has set a fine example by enforcing laws
designed to protect endangered sea turtles while preserving the liveli-
hoods of those who depend upon the tourist trade. We, as individuals,
can also help protect the rapidly dwindling sea turtle populations by
avoiding jewelry and curios made from tortoiseshell and not buying
sea turtle meat, soup, eggs, facial creams, shells, leathers, or boots,
handbags and other goods made from sea turtle skin.
Sadly, these items remain available if one asks the "right" questions.
And a search of the internet brings up sites offering alleged "antique"
turtle shell jewelry and combs along with "don't ask-don't tell" refer-
ences from travelers who dined on sea turtle meat supposedly within
the past few years while vacationing in an easily accessible chain of
islands not far off the US coast.
But, beware...it is illegal to possess sea turtle parts, as one Califor-
nia woman discovered in May of this year when the tortoise shell gui-
tar picks she imported from China were seized. After paying a $10,000
fine, she will spend the next 10 months under house arrest. While she
was caught and is paying a price, the fine and arrest will not bring back
the sea turtle and it will never produce offspring. How many dozens, if
not hundreds, of sea turtles did those guitar picks represent? -&
Becky Bauer became a scuba instructor and award-winning journal-
ist covering the marine environment in the Caribbean after 30 years
as a wild and domestic animal rescuer, rehabber, and educator in the
states. She is a contributing photographer to NOAA.
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SUMMER YACHT STORAGE IN THE CARIB
WITH OUR PERPETUALLY WARM BREEZES AND SEAS, THE
CARIBBEAN IS DEFINITELY A GLOBAL YACHTING MECCA YEAR-
ROUND. BUT WHEN SUMMER COMES TO THE REST OF THE
WORLD, CRUISERS MUST DECIDE WHETHER TO STAY, AND
MANY LOCAL YACHTSMEN TRAVEL ABROAD FOR BUSINESS
AND PLEASURE. THE QUESTION BECOMES, DO YOU TAKE
YOUR YACHT ELSEWHERE OR LEAVE IT HERE?
The pluses and negatives of leaving a boat in the Caribbean will
vary from owner to owner and with the use of the yacht, says John
Duffy, president of the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association.
"In very general terms, the main plus is cost savings. If the Carib-
bean is the main area of the yacht's use, then cost of shipping or
sailing to the U.S. or to Europe has to be taken into account along
with wear and tear. Berthing costs in the U.S. and Europe are gen-
erally much higher than the Caribbean even when taking into ac-
count the increased insurance costs during
the hurricane season."
BEAN In the past, adds Philip Baumann, of Bob-
by's Marina on St. Maarten, "Insurance com-
panies used to insist that all vessels leave the
hurricane zone from June until the end of
November This still applies to mega yachts,
so most of them go either to the Med or New
England. As for cruising boats, in the last few
years we have seen a big increase in demand for hurricane storage
While there is a degree of risk leaving boats in any hurricane-prone
areas during the summer, Keith LiGreci, boatyard manager at Nanny Cay
Resort & Marina in Tortola,
great hurricane holes, ma-
rinas and yards that can
help decrease the chance
of damage if a hurricane
does come through."
Numerous marinas and
boatyards throughout the
islands have lifts and stor-
age options for boats of
various types and sizes.
For example, "We have a
70 ton wide body lift that
we have hauled up to 100-
foot vessels and catama-
rans up to 32 feet wide,"
British Virgin Islands, says, "There are many
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LiGreci says. "We are fortunate to have cradles for both monohulls and
catamarans. The cradles are built up under and around the vessel, bolted
together and, in conjunction with eight pad supports and six-foot long
sand screws that are strapped to both, the cradle and yacht can withstand
up to Force 12 winds and gusts to 147 mph. Our cradles can be adjusted
to fit any size and type of vessel."
East at Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, marina manager Tommy Decker
says, "We can lift and store boats up to 60 tons both sail and power
Wet slips for these boats are available as well. We can also accommo-
date 300-plus boats in our dry storage area.
On St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, DeAn Price, office manager
at Independent Boatyard says, "We have a 50 ton travel lift and can lift
vessels with a maximum 17-foot 6-inch beam. That means we can't lift
catamarans or tris unless they fold."
Wise boaters will plan ahead. "We take reservations for storage
starting January 1 and are full by February since 75 percent of our
business is repeat," says Price. "So it pays to call early."
In Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Olga Diaz de Perez, administrator at Sun-
bay Marina, says, "The storage we have is at the slips for boats 25- to
70-foot long and dry stack for boats 25 to 30 feet long. We have had
people from Africa, Norway and the U.S. that have left their boats with
us." Also in Fajardo, Puerto del Rey Marina offers both boatyard and
drystack yacht storage.
Bobby's Marina on St. Maarten will close its Phillipsburg yard this
fall and open its new yard in Cole Bay, between Island Water World
and Port de Plaisance. "We will have a 150 ton travel lift and a 75
ton travel lift, so we'll be able to haul and store vessels up to 150
tons or around 180 feet. This yard will have all the facilities of a
With the opening of the Marina by St. Kitts Marine Works Ltd, says
Patrick Ryan, who founded Fortress Marine Lt. with Philip Walwyn and
Doug Brookes in 2008, "St. Kitts has a viable option for vessel storage on
dry land. The 15 acres of storage area are within easy access to the sea
with a sandy soil that can be easily excavated for the keel to be buried."
Regiwell Francis, owner of St. Kitts Marine Works, adds, "The pres-
ent lift has a 165-ton capacity. We're hoping to expand the yard to 26
acres in about two years."
On Antigua, Duffy says, "Storage ashore is probably only available
for boats up to a maximum of about 100 ft, more due to the lifting
facilities than space, however, boats of that size and larger could easily
remain in the water despite hurricanes. Damage in the water gener-
ally occurs from poorly tended boats breaking free and colliding with
St. Lucia offers both wet and dry storage facilities, says Cuthbert
Didier, manager at the Rodney Bay Marina. "We provide dry storage
for vessels: 10 feet to 95 feet sailboats, and wet storage 10 feet to 220
feet sail and motor vessels. The dry storage has water, and electricity,
24 hr security, a machine shop, fiberglass shop, and qualified sub con-
tractors in electronics and generator repairs. All types of repairs can
be performed including mechanical, machine, electrical, fiber glassing
In Grenada, Clyde Rawls, general manager for Camper & Nich-
olson' Port Louis Marina, in St. George's, says, "We are building a
destination marina and have no yard facilities. However, there are
great yards in Grenada, for example Spice Island Marine and Gre-
nada Marine, which offer secure space on the hard, and some great
tradesmen as well."
Finally, in Trinidad, says Gina Carvalho, administrator for the Yacht
Services Association of Trinidad & Tobago (YSATT), there are four
boatyards capable of holding a total of some 860 to 870 yachts on the
hard for monohulls and catamarans." Lift capacity ranges from 70 tons
up to 150 tons.
Carvalho adds, "Some cruisers have work done on their yachts while
they are away and some prefer to wait until their return to do so. Being
the repair hub of the Caribbean, Trinidad is well equipped to handle
the smallest of repairs to complete refits." -.
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Celia Kalousek chose
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ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY MARGIE SMITH
Women Captains Abound in
St. John's Coral Bay
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Biblical rain fell on St. John in the May days before the 10th Annual Commodore's
Cup-nearly a foot in nine hours, with winds gusting over 35 knots. With the forecast
for the weekend not much better, speculation among racers was rampant: Would the
regatta be cancelled?
"What are they, a bunch of wimps?" was the rejoinder from Coral Bay Yacht Club
Co-Commodore Sara O'Neill, who used a more colorful word than "wimp." "So it'll be
a foul weather gear race. I mean, maybe if it's blowing 50 knots we'll cancel..."
Never underestimate the forces of nature-and that includes women at the helm,
who seem to exist in inordinately high numbers in St. John's Coral Bay.
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For the Commodore's Cup, held May 9-10, O'Neill's all-woman crew
on her 33-foot Camper Nicholson O'dege (painted "Fighting Lady Yel-
low") included two other licensed captains: Martha Hollander, who has
sailed around the world and has also captained submarines in Guam
and St. Thomas. ("That's why we take Martha along," quips O'Neill.
"In case we sink") and Nina Reynolds Fette, who has run charters on
the classic wooden picnic yacht SerenaSea for the past eight years,
was inspired to get her captain's license after a hair-raising sail down to
the USVI from North Carolina in 1995. ("1 never would have done what
I did knowing what I know now!" says Fette.) Neither Hollander nor
Fette had any trouble deferring to O'Neill; in two days of racing, there
was nary a second guess on board. All three say sailing with women
is less stressful.
"The energy is definitely better," says Hollander. "It's more fun.
There's more respect and it's more forgiving."
With so many excellent women sailors, Coral Bay sent not one, but
two teams to the Budget Marine Women's Caribbean One Design
Keelboat Championships in St. Maarten in 2007. In 2008, Team Skinny
Legs and C4th, captained by O'Neill, was the only team to sail to the
women's championship. And if you stop by KATS-the venerable Kids
and the Sea program-any Saturday morning, you'll find the next gen-
eration of sailors being trained by experts like president Vicki Rogers,
secretary/treasurer Jen Robinson and KATS founder Robin Clair Pitts
who owns Liberty, a 1924 John Alden schooner.
"Women like to sail with women because we don't yell," says
artist Denise Wright, another top competitor in any St. John
race, who also typically races with an all-female crew on her CAL-27
"Racing makes you a much better sailor," says Wright, adding that
even when cruising, she likes to get the best out of the boat. "Why not
have the boat be going to the best of its ability all the time?"
Wright began racing in 1978 on the Columbia River in Oregon with
her husband Gary and soon "began having my own opinions." The
two discovered Coral Bay while running a charter boat in the BVI.
"We liked that they were sailors. It was a sailors' community," says
Wright. When her husband died six years ago, it was that sailors' com-
munity that kept her on the water
"Wednesday night races in Coral Bay. That's what kept me racing,"
Wright says. "I don't know any other harbor that has this many women
who own our own boats... We have a lot of strong women in Coral Bay
and it's indicative of that-women who run their own lives."
That sentiment is echoed by one of the harbor's relatively new sail-
ors, Celia Kalousek. When she bought her J-22 J-Walkin' in November
of 2007, there was no question she wanted to be moored in Coral Bay
where, she says, she admires the strength and versatility of women
doing everything from captaining their own boats to raising families
aboard to teaching their neighbors' kids to sail.
"They're all independent and they're all smart," says Kalousek. "The
Back at the Commodore's Cup, O'Neill won the pursuit race, then
snagged the regatta's overall award after besting the winners of the
two PHRF races in a Laser sail-off. George Stuckert of Cruz Bay, who
won the non-spinnaker division in his J-30 Zing (with an all-female
crew), was the runner-up.
"They're amazing," says Stuckert of the Coral Bay women. "They're
damn hard to beat." "
Margie Smith is a recovering Philadelphia news reporter who dis-
covered sailing after moving to St. John in 2004. With help from the
women sailors of Coral Bay, she has since logged more than 15,000
"...she admires the strength and versatility of women doing
everything from captaining their own boats to raising families
aboard to teaching their neighbors' kids to sail."
ALL AT SEA TALKS TO DEAN CATAMARANS ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION
ased in Cape Town, South Africa, a father and son team (both
named Peter Dean) is launching their new 498 sailing cata-
S' maran in the next few months, never before advertised in the
. f USA or Caribbean. All at Sea checked in with the Deans in
April to find out what the new model promises.
AAS: How does Dean Catamarans start the design process for
a new sailing catamaran?
As a father and son team with together 90 years of sailing experience,
we personally formulate the parameters for any new Dean Cat design.
Around 300 Dean Cats have been built to date.
In setting new parameters, we rely on experience of previous models,
both our own and from other owner comments...trends that we ob-
serve and approve of, from the various boat shows at which Dean Cats
exhibit, and also from sailing publications. We then take a position on
how we see future development evolving and seriously note any bad
design trends in competitor vessels, so these can be avoided.
Seaworthiness is never a forgotten factor, regardless of any other
benefit there might be in the short term. Every design action has a
AAS: How do you transfer a concept to reality?
Once these parameters have been set and we have an idea of what
we wish to achieve, Peter Dean, Senior does scale drawings by
hand of the proposed boat, incorporating all the design parameters
decided upon. This takes a lot of time and effort, and once complet-
ed and approved by the two Peters, the hand drawings are convert-
ed to computer drawings at Dean Catamarans' design office. And so
the new boat evolves, using CNC cut patterns, etc. to produce the
plug and moulds.
AAS: Could you share some specific design parameters you
chose for the 498 Cruising Catamarans?
The exterior styling is to be very futuristic and innovative to set Dean
apart from other manufacturers, and be sufficiently dramatic to arouse
attention and define future trends. Clear, clean and uncluttered deck
areas, with no ropes on deck for standard sailplan or exposed anchor
windlass, or anchor
never a forgotten
factor, regardless of
any other benefit
there might be in
the short term."
This necessitates that:
all standard sail sheets and
halyards, reefing lines and
roller furling line are led aft
to the cockpit under-deck
in separate conduits to pre-
vent rope fouling. Anchor
windlass, chain and warp,
and anchor storage are all
located in an under-deck
locker with lid, and invisible
at all times other than during operating the anchor windlass, when
the lid should be opened electronically from the cockpit.
The jib sail must be self tacking and it is to be controlled from the
cockpit. No Screecher or code zero on an aluminum short bowsprit,
which is a continuing source of problems...to be replaced with a
Peter Dean and
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Reacher fitted on a permanently fixed forestay with roller furling which
can be handled by one person in the cockpit.
The steering position is at main cabin bulkhead for protection from
the elements and socialization with guests. All sail control lines are
led here through jammers and two electrically-operated, three-speed
winches for ease of operation.
The Bridge-deck clearance is to be a minimum of 1.1 meters or 3ft
7in. at any point. Mast rake to be retained at six degrees, as on the
Dean 441, for upwind performance and quick tacking. Asymmetric
shaped hull principal to be retained. Usual stanchion supported side
lifelines to be done away with and replaced by stainless guardrails
with middle wire, similar to Dean Jag/Pax 550 Powercat from Targa
AAS: What do you have planned for the interiors?
As in the exterior, the interior styling is to be modern and dramatic.
Minimum headroom is to be 2.05m (6ft 8 inches.) Saloon and cockpit
floors to be at same levels, making one an extension of the other.
Window area to be as large as possible and as vertical as possible to
reduce heat radiation. All furniture to include a kickback at the hull
bonding joint to give a floating appearance with shadow joint and
In hull cabins, all high cabinets, toilet and shower compartments to
be on the inside of the hull to emphasize and not obstruct the bright
and airy, open appearance and views created by the large windows. In
all cabinets, hinged doors are to be replaced by sliding doors wher-
ever possible to maximize space utilization and ease of passage. All
cabin and saloon lighting to be LED with dimmers.
Engines and diesel tanks are to be located outside the accommoda-
tion area and fully sound insulated. This will prevent any diesel smells
in the accommodation.
According to Dean policy, saildrive propulsion will not be contem-
plated. To ensure a compact and correctly positioned installation, a
turbocharged 55Hp engine with ZF VEE type gearbox with conven-
tional shaft and propeller will be installed.
AAS: In the Caribbean, guests spend most of their time on
deck. How will the design accommodate them?
A unique and spacious cockpit must be provided with solid Bimini for
weather protection, yet provide an open airy feeling with good vis-
ibility, and excellent seating, sunbathing and al fresco dining facilities.
The galley must have all mod cons and be able to serve both saloon
and cockpit diners with ease.
AAS: Do you anticipate success in marketing the new model
despite an economic slowdown?
Already two have been sold in France just from plans, one to a previ-
ous Dean owner.
Editor's note: The Deans report that they expect to launch the first
498 around September. For more details on the 498 and other Dean
catamarans, including the 550 built for day charter or ferry operations:
BY CHRIS GOODIER
ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS
ALL AT SEA'S CARIBBEAN COVERAGE
Rico Vela Cup
Windsurfer Promotes 2010
Central American Games
25th Easter Regatta
Evokes Bygone Era
U.S. Virgin a
Celebrities at 2009
Trinidad Race Day
KEEN COMPETITION AT SECOND
PUERTO RICO VELA CUP
RUSHIN ROWLETTE WINS RACING CLASS AT PALMAS DEL MAR
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
C competition proved keen at the 2nd Puerto Rico Vela Cup
raced May 22 to 24 out of the new Palmas del Mar YachtI
Club in Humacao. Yet, when it came to awards time, it le
was the BVI's Kevin Rowlette, racing his Olson 30, Rushin
Rowlette, who bested the Racing Class and picked up Best Visiting
Yacht award as well.
"This was the first time we'd sailed this regatta and it was a lot of
fun," says Rowlette. "We ended up doing better than we expected
in spite of the light winds. The J/105 Abracadabra was our closest
competition, but the wind wasn't blowing hard enough for them to
get speed over us."
Thirty-two yachts, representing Puerto Rico as well as the
Dominican Republic, U.S. and British Virgin Islands and U.S.
mainland, sailed in Racing, Cruising, Performance Cruising, Jib &
Main and one-design IC-24 and J/24 classes in this Club Nautico
de Fajardo-run event. One of the hottest class competitions was in
the J/24 Class. --
"The Vela Cup was especially important since the Puerto Rico
Sailing Federation included the J/24 competition as part of the
national eliminatory for the Central American Games (CAC), to be
held in Mayaguez in 2010," says Agustin Rodriguez, regatta director
and president of Club Nautico de Fajardo.
J24 action at Ultimately, Fraito Lugo's Orion and
the Vela Cup
Jorge Santiago's Maximus took one step
closer to the island's single J/24 slot for
the CAC Games.
In other results, Puerto Rico's Mario
Bermudez' Tartan 33, Tranquilein, was
the Overall Cruising Winner, Puerto
Rico's Pedro Quinones' J/24, Bravissimo,
PU won Best Crew, and Puerto Rico's Water
Lilly won Best Beginner.
O, . "The venue was great, we really
C~'9 enjoyed it, as well as the hospitality,"
Facilities for competitors at the new, 162-
slip private Palmas del Mar Yacht Club and
megayacht marina included a restaurant,
bar, pool, convenience store and deli,
shops, concierge services and fuel dock.
The three-day event also featured live
music, a fashion show and bazaar, as well
as charter catamarans for spectators to
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GORDO'S CURSO OESTE TABLA VELA
Rodriguez ast April 24 26, Eddie
(Gordo Rodriguez (Gordo), an
promote the avid boardsailor from La
Mayaguez Parguera, on the Southwest coast
S games of Puerto Rico embarked on a three
day, 45-mile sail from La Parguera,
around the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse
all the way to Crashboat Beach on
Sthe Northwest town of Aguadilla
threefold: to call the attention and
ask for support for the celebration of the 2010 Central American
Games to be held in the city of Mayaguez,an Exocet Per 290 Sportend a
message to the people, specially the young, of the opportunities
offered bythesport of sailing, an d call th a attention on th e positive
impact of sailing course racing sail. He called the
The event was divided in three stages La Parguera to Club
Deportivo del este in Cab o on day purpose of this event was
Villa Cofres Hotel in Rincn on threefold: to call the day, attentVia Cofresn and
ask for support for tBeach (Aguadilla) on the the 2010 Central American
The first two days were a big challenge, with very light winds
and sometimes no wind at all. The third day started the same but
Games the time he reacin the city of Mayaga Higuero (Domes) in Ricon, then a
wind was 15-18 knots and Rodriguez really enjoyed the long beat
message to After finishing, asked if he was tired of the ortunities
offered bythesportof sailing, and call theady forn onthe positiveth
close contact with losing on pedolphins, sea turtle and the environmental birds
Thi event was divided in three stages: La Parguera to Clubn
Deportivo del Oeste in Cabo Rojo on day one; Club Deportivo to
Villa esorting himote in the water while on land day, and Villa Coflunteers
kept visual and radio contact (Aguadilla) on the thirdposition duringday.
the entire sail.
The first two arried backups of ess big challential equipment that,thanks
to the detimes no wind at all. The third day started the same but
by thim a GPS, VHF radio, video cam Higuero (Domes) in Rincn, the a strobe light
Wei want to thank all the sponsors iguez readily jumpthe long beat
to Aguadilla. After finishing, asked if he was tired of the ordeal,
board when presented said th the idea, and especially the shoree to
crew (known as of sailing. Whangs) Ricardo Freites, Carlohim was Hernandez,
close contact with lots of dolphins, sea turtles and sea birds.
This event was very carefully planned, with FURAs marine unit
sorting him Pelegrina, Bob Castro and Naheli Peregrinaoup See you sailolunteers
kept visual and radio contact and kept track of his position during
the entie and photo submitted by Bob Castro
They also carried backups of essential equipment that,thanks
to the detailed preparation,was not needed. Gordo carried with
him a GPS, VHF radio, video camera and a strobe light.
We want to thank all the sponsors that readily jumped on
board when presented with the idea, and especially the shore
crew (known as Los Changos): Ricardo Freites, Carlos Hernandez,
Jose Pelegrina, Bob Castro and Naheli Peregrina. See you sailors
in Boquer6n Bay in 2010!
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A tour of a new U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, informational
displays by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Department
of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), and a kid-sized
boat were among the activities held on St. Thomas May
16, in honor of the U.S. National Safe Boating Week. The theme of this
year's celebration was "Boat Smart from the Start."
"We've had only a few boating fatalities over the last couple of
years," said Roberto Tapia, DPNR's acting director of environmental
enforcement. "Any fatalities are one too many. That's why it's so
important to wear your life jacket. If you have it, and not wear it, it
One of the highlights of the day was a guided tour of the 87-foot
patrol boat, the Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark. LTJG Rachel Cruzcosa
is Captain of the ship and oversees its 11-man crew. The vessel is
powered by twin diesel 1,430 horsepower engines and can comfortably
navigate in 13-foot waves and up to 200 miles offshore. It's equipped
with two 50-caliber machine guns as well as small arms.
Emphasizing boater safety, Cruzcosa underscored the need for
boaters to file float plans, stay with a vessel if it overturns, maintain
it properly, be knowledgeable about communications and safety
equipment, know weather conditions before heading out and, if using
alcohol, do so responsibly.
Coastie was a big hit with the assembled children. Tim Futrell, flotilla
commander for the USCG Auxiliary, says, "Coastie is interactive and
helps to teach kids about boating safety." The remote controlled little
boat spoke to the kids and batted its eyes, showing off safety gear
such as a fire extinguisher, life buoy and emergency beacon.
The USCG Auxiliary is America's volunteer arm of the U.S. Coast
Guard and some 5500 people strong nationwide. Duane Minton,
commander of the USCG Auxiliary's 16th or U.S. Virgin Islands District,
says, "We are now 95 members strong and I expect membership will
break 100 by the end of the year."
The USVI's Auxiliary has recently received national attention for its
innovation and distribution of over 100 survival kits to commercial
fishermen. The kits contain items such as donated life rafts, water,
food, flares, whistles, signal mirrors and 30 feet of bright yellow tape
that aids in being spotted by a rescue helicopter in case of distress.
Minton says, "This year, Auxiliarists from the U.S. have attended
meetings in the Caribbean with a view to helping other islands set up
similar programs. Volunteers provide extra manpower for active duty
personnel, and for volunteers, the government pays for your training
and for fuel when your vessel is on a mission. It's a win-win for everyone,
especially in a region where we're surrounded by water" -&
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based
marine writer and registered dietitian.
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attend flight school." Bareuther has similar aspirations,
but a little closer to home. "I'd like to fly helicopters. But,
I'd especially like one day to come back and work in the
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he calls and queries came from fishermen, scuba divers Some scientists thinkthe plume may be a source of rare species.
and charter boat operators. What was that mask of dense For example, 19th century naturalist R.H. Schomburk wrote in 1832,
green water that muddied the waters around the U.S. and "I have already noticed the calcareous and siliceous deposit on the
British Virgin Islands this spring? southern side of Anegada, which I consider to be the drift matter of
this current, and very likely a part of the sediment brought down by
the Oronoco. This explains the reason why there are many plants
to be met with on the island, which do not exist in any of the other
Virgin islands, but are peculiar to South America."
There's some indication, says Dr. David Olsen, chief scientist for
the St. Thomas Fishermen's Association, "that Category 5 hurricanes
tend to pass through areas where the plume has been."
UVI's Nemeth says, "Some think that the nutrients in the plume
may harm corals by allowing other macroalgae or seaweed to
grow over the corals. We have not seen this happening yet. Still
others think that the high concentration of plankton might be
Good for corals since coral also feed on small plankton at night.
We are not sure how it affects the fish, but we did notice while
diving that fish which normally were feeding way up in the water
column were staying below the plume."
What some labeled an "algae bloom" was in fact from a
large plume from the Orinoco River in South America, explains
Dr Richard Nemeth, director of the Center for Marine and
Environmental Studies at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI).
"As the river discharges its water off of Venezuela, it usually
mixes with the ocean water, but occasionally some of the brackish
water gets trapped in a gyre (a small body of water circulating
independently of the ocean around it). Because the water in the
plume is less saline and warmer, it can remain intact for quite a
long time and very occasionally this water gets pushed up into the
Caribbean by the normal currents that enter the Caribbean near
the southeastern Antilles islands. These plumes are usuallysmaller
and rarely reach the Virgin Islands. Instead, they mainly impact
southern Caribbean islands like Trinidad and the Grenadines."
This time, Nemeth said, the plume was huge and remained intact
for over a month. And, since the water from the Orinoco is high in
nutrients, the microscopic algae or phytoplankton that got mixed in
had a tremendous population growth that turned the water green.
Scientists diving through this plume estimated its depth at some
80 feet deep, with normal clear Caribbean water underneath.
"This was a natural event that is not related to pollution,"
Nemeth says. However, what effect this type of plume has on fish,
fish habitats and coral reefs is something that marine scientists
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ARC EUROPE & ATLANTIC CUP LEAVE NANNY CAY, HEAD FOR HOME
returning to the United States and Europe. The Nanny
Cay resort and marina hosted two cruising rallies: ARC
Europe, which leftfor Bermuda and ultimately Portugal,
on May 7, and the Atlantic Cup which left for the US and Chesapeake
Bay, also via Bermuda, on May 3. Both events visited Nanny Cay for
the first time.
Miles Sutherland-Pilch, general managerof NannyCaysaid: "Wewere
very proud to host these two events which between them brought forty
yachts to the British Virgin Islands before they left the Caribbean."
The World Cruising Club brought the ARC Europe rally to the
British Virgin Islands for the first time this year. ARC Europe is based
on the format of the world famous ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers)
which brings participants from Europe to St. Lucia in November The
2009 ARC Europe was the largest ever, with 28 yachts from 12 different
countries taking part. Amongst them, eight are double-handers.
Yachts started gathering at Nanny Cay Marina from late April for
the May 7 departure. The rally spanned about six weeks, calling at
Bermuda and exploring the Azores Archipelago before reaching the
European continent at the end of June.
World Cruising Club director Andrew Bishop said, "We were very
pleased with Nanny Cay as the host and departure point for ARC
Europe 2009. Having a full-service boatyard and marina mixed with a
resort environment-including a beach-really made the last minute
preparations that much easier and fun for our participants. From an
organisational point of view, it has been a pleasure to work with...
Nanny Cay Marina. I certainly see this becoming the home of the start
of ARC Europe for the foreseeable future."
The Atlantic Cup rally left four days earlier on May 3. The Atlantic
Cup is the companion rally to November's Caribbean 1500 and offers
the opportunity for returning cruisers to enjoy the camaraderie,
competition, and adventure of an 850-mile rally. Pre-start festivities
and skipper briefings began on May 1 at Nanny Cay.
Atlantic Cup and Caribbean 1500 organiser Steve Black commented,
"We are extremely happy to be here with the Atlantic Cup Rally. An
awful lot of our participants have visited Nanny Cay during the course
of the winter and enjoyed it so much and we are happy to have our
event hosted here. One of the great additions to Nanny Cay has been
the beach. The wonderful service and hard working team here at
Nanny Cay have made it very easy for participants that are under a
lot of stress getting ready for the long passage. They've needed a lot
of repairs and equipment adjusted. Rigs tuned and that sort of thing
and the fact that Nanny Cay has a lot of skilled tradesmen makes it all
The Cruising Rally Association returns to Nanny Cay later this year
with the Caribbean 1500, slated to start from the U.S. November 2,
2009. The 2009 Caribbean 1500 Rally will be the 20th annual running
of this event making it the largest and longest-running offshore
cruising event in the Americas. Steve Black, president and founder of
the Cruising Rally Association, anticipates a record entry of returning
ralliers for the anniversary activities.
Report and photos submitted by Nanny Cay Resort and Marina
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ANGUILLA REGATTA 2009
THE MOST CARIBBEAN OF ALL CARIBBEAN REGATTAS
BY GARY BROWN
W here else would you find sports boats, cruising ii
boats, famous 12-meter yachts like Stars and Stripes, /
Anguillian and Carriacou sloops and, yes, socialite !' / .ii, .ii
Paris Hilton partying with the sailors? While other
events count numbers, the Anguilla Regatta gets on with the job of
providing the most Caribbean of regattas. .
Caribbean Sailing Association President Cary Byerley gave the .
count-down on May 8 for the start of the first race and, with clean
starts, it took just 20-minutes to get the four classes-Spinnaker, Non- l l
spinnaker, cruising and multihull-underway.
With the first race heading towards the windward mark, Peter Parles
of the organizing committee said, "It's been a lot of hard work but
we're really excited. We've got great courses, great wind, and we're
looking forward to the next three days."
It was a treat to see the multihulls making an appearance this year.
Two trimarans in particular thrilled spectators by flying hulls and i
roaring around the course at an incredible rate of knots. The battle .
between Eric Clement's Open 40 Karibuni and the Ocean Lake Marine
"- AB Blanca could have gone either way. But after three days of racing,
S Karibuni had racked up ten points, leaving Blanca on nine points after
a disappointing DNF in the first race.
Saturday brought the first appearance of the St. Maarten 12-Meter
Challenge America's Cup boats, Stars and Stripes and True North IV.
Since the first regatta in 2002, these boats have raced in what is now
famously called the Battle of the Banks. One yacht is crewed by a team
from the Caribbean Commercial Bank and the other by the First Bank
of Anguilla. Going into the event, the score stood at three wins apiece
and this year the gloves came off in one of the hardest fought races to
date. At the end of the day, it was the CCB and True North who found
the right breeze and secured the trophy.
The America's Cup boats were again in action in the afternoon. This
time, CuisinArt Resort and Spa took on a combined team from the
Frangipani Beach Resort, Straw Hat Restaurant, Pump House and Medical
Air Services Association, with the coveted West End Trophy going to
CuisinArt sailing True North. The 12s had one more race to do, this time
carrying individuals who had paid for a place on the boats. This was a
first for the regatta and it is sure to be carried over to next year as all the
proceeds went to the Anguilla Sailing Association youth sailing program.
Day two's triangle/windward/leeward course gave the racers a
serious workout, with the committee squeezing in four races. Breezy
conditions in the lee of Anguilla made for tough competition between
the sports boats with old antagonists Frits Bus,
sailing Team Coors Light, and Robby Ferron,
aboard Budget Marine. The two Melges 24s are
Always good entertainment, and even more so
this year with Jan van den Eynde and his Open
750 Panic Attack thrown into the mix.
Thanks to a rare mistake by Bus, who started
one race in the wrong class, Coors Light and
Budget Marine finished the day tied on equal
points, thus setting the stage for thrilling
showdown on Sunday. Speaking after the race,
Bus, who actually protested the race committee,
said: "We lost one race because we started in a
different class. For us it wasn't clear what class
we should start in. If there is confusion then it
shows that there is something wrong in the race
committee." The protest was later thrown out.
The final day brought more exciting racing. On
the way to the bottom mark, Bus favored the left of
the course. This was a good call as it put his Melges into more favorable
winds and ultimately gave him the race and series. The last race also
marked a high point for Colin Percy Sailing his Nonsuch 33 Cat Boat,
Antares, the man behind the St. Maarten 12-meter Challenge racked up
his sixth bullet for a perfect score and the overall win in Cruising class.
All the proceeds from the regatta go to the Anguilla Youth Sailing
Program. So it was heart warming to see St. Maartener Sir Bobby
Velasquez lead his crew of Anguillian youngsters onto the stage
during the awards ceremony to receive first prize in Non-spinnaker
class. "I took along four of the youngsters from the sailing school here
in Anguilla and those kids are good," said Velasquez. "They really
want to learn and do everything right."
During the awards ceremony, the local sloops began their annual
race for the Sir Bobby Velasquez Trophy. Along with the trophy,
points from the race also count in the overall Anguilla sloop racing
series. This year's trophy winner was Satellite. For full regatta results:
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GUSTAVIA WELCOMES CHARMERS FROM THE PAST
BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GREAUX
Carriacou, Bequia, and Nevis sailed into Saint Barth's Port
of Gustavia on the weekend of May 1. Not an official regatta
but a few days of informal racing organized by Saint Barth
native LouLou Magras, who organized informal regattas back in the late
70s, and Alexis Andrews, a sailor and photographer from Antigua, this
West Indies Regatta event evoked the beautiful old boats that were
once quite common in Saint Barth and throughout the Caribbean.
The fleet of eight boats included six Carriacou sloops-Ocean
Nomad, Genesis, Tradition, Sweetheart, Good Expectation, and
SummerCloud-the Nevis schoonerAlexanderHamilton, and a Bequia
sloop, Plumbelly, the smallest of the fleet, but which has crossed the
Atlantic Ocean many times. "These boats were used for trading in the
islands," says Andrews. "The idea was to bring these boats to Saint
Barth and show them off. Islanders were invited to come aboard and
see how they are made, and to sail with us during the races."
Andrews adds, "These boats have a certain style, they are very unique
and different from modern boats. All of the owners come from very
differentwalks of life. One of these boats belongs to the vice commodore
of the Antigua Yacht Club, one belongs to a fisherman, and one is mine
and I am a photographer, another is used for day charters. They sail like
rockets for such big heavy boats, and were used to carry goods as fast
as possible. There is quite a bit of room for cargo inside."
Tim Charlwood, an Englishman based in Park City, Utah, noted,
"The sailing was terrific with 20 knots of wind." He was sailing on Frank
Pierce's Tradition, a classic sloop that has been rebuilt. "We hope to
come back next year," says Charlwood, "for what should become an
annual regatta." -&
Ellen Lampert-Greaux lives in Saint Barthelemy where she is editor-in-
chief of Harbour Magazine, and has been a regular contributor to All At
Sea since 2000. She also writes regularly about entertainment design
and technology for Live Design magazine, and about Caribbean
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SAINT BARTH'S TOUR 2009
6TH ANNUAL COMPETITION HELD FOR WINDSURFERS, CATS AND LASERS
BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GREAUX
he first weekend in May, the waters of Saint Barth were
busy, not only with the West Indies Regatta, but also
with the sixth annual around-the-island competition for
windsurfing and sports catamarans, as organized by the St. Barth
Nautical Center This year, for the first time, small sailboats from
the St Barth Yacht Club (SBYC) were also added to the roster.
Weather conditions for the around-the-island races were perfect:
winds of 12 to 13 knots from the north/northwest, calm seas, and
sunny skies. The times to beat were the records set in 2004, during
the first edition of the event: Ricardi Maricel for windsurfing-1h
14mn 37sec-and Jeff Ledee/Vincent Jordil for catamarans-1h
32mn 50sec, making the competition even more fun.
Things got underway on Saturday, May 2, when six Lasers from
the SBYC set sail first, followed an hour later by nine windsurfers
and seven catamarans. In the catamaran class, there were two
teams that finally beat the old record: Jeff Ledee/Vincent Jordil
and Vincent Beauvarlet/Turenne Laplace with times of 1h 24mn
10sec and 1 h 28mn 50sec, respectively.
For the windsurfers, Gilles Reynal beat the competition to
the finish line with a winning time of 1h 35mn 20sec-coming in
ahead of Pierrick Guilbaud and Jean-Marc Peyronnet by barely
two minutes. Fourteen year-old Theo the youngest participant in
the event, finished in 1h 48mn 18sec, followed just 64 seconds
later by Helene Guilbaud, the only woman in the competition.
In the small sailboat class, Benoit Meesemaecherseta new record
for Lasers, with a time of 2h 35mn 59sec. On Sunday, May 3, children
and adults were invited to try their hand at windsurfing, catamarans,
Lasers, and the RS Feva, another light sailboat from the SBYC. -(-
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ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2009:
LAID BACK BUT FIT TO PARTY
CHARLES DUNSTONE'S TP 52 RIO TAKES OVERALL HONORS
BY LOUAY HABIB
Peter Harrison's Solania. with
anywhere better than the waters around Antigua. This Peter Holmberg at the hel~Ii
year the regatta was blessed with plenty of breeze set a new record for Rournd
and the warm trade winds combined with ocean swell E the Island and won the Round
to create an adrenalin-pumping ride. Antigua Sail Week is the biggest < '
regatta in the Caribbean but these are changing times and the 42nd
edition of the famous regatta saw a few new ideas. Entries were down
but there was still some great action, on and off the water.
The first ever three-race Antigua Ocean Series is a welcomed
addition, sure to attract the big boats in future years; the Guadeloupe
Race, Round the island and Redonda Race produced a tantalizing
blend of straight line racing, coastal navigation and a long and testing
windward-leeward, respectively. Adrian Lee's Farr 50, Lee Overlay >
Partners, who had a close tussle with Peter Harrison's Farr 115, Sojana, :-
won the Series.-
Mike Slade's magnificent Farr 100, ICAP Leopard, won the first
rubber, winning the Guadeloupe Race by some distance but the :. r, .
following day broke their boom, meaning an unhappy early exit from .. 52 Rio t'ok overall
the entire regatta. Slade is one of yacht racing's big characters and F.. honors t ASW 2009
took the blow with some humour, commenting, "I thought the days of '. I
boom and bust were over!"
Lee Overlay Partners won the Round the Island Race and the
Redonda Race on corrected time to win the series; hopefully next
year there will be more entries, especially from the large number I.
of open 60s and Class 40s that will be in the region following -
the Transat Race later this year. Sojana won line honours for
the Redonda Race and Round the Island Race picking up some
impressive silverware and setting a new record for the Round the
Island of 4h 37m 05s.
In Racing 1 there was no stopping Charles Dunstone's all-star crew on
Transpac 52 Rio, posting straight bullets in all eight races. On board was
Duran Duran rock star Simon Le Bon, who added a great "show biz"
cameo to the prize giving. It might sound a bit cheesy but his victory
salute on stage accompanied by a video of the hit single '"Rio" is the
kind of moment that thrusts yacht racing into the media, something that
is desperately needed to attract sponsors into the sport.
In Racing 4, Dig Van Der Slikke's Grande Soleil 43, Curacao Marine,
came out on top. All credit to the highly polished sailing team who
have represented their country in high profile regattas, including the
pro-am, Rolex Commodore's Cup, but commiserations for a local
favourite: James Dobbs' J122, Lost Horizon, broke their boom after
winning the first three races of the series.
In Performance Cruiser 1, Clive Llewellyn's Grand Soleil 50, MAD
IV, won the class by some margin. The French entry has competed
successfully at several grand prix regattas and the standard of the crew
and the equipment was, quite frankly, head and shoulders above the -- i-- -
rest of the competition in this class.
Martin Jacobson's Swan 44, Crescendo won Performance Cruiser 2.
The exquisitely prepared, Frers-designed Swan is a veteran of Sailing
Week and recorded a perfect score of eight wins, but this was probably
the hottest competition at the regatta. Crescendo was pushed all the
way by Dave Cullen's, Grenadian-based J/109, Pocket Rocket, and
Ken Acott's First 40.7, Coyote. Virtually every race went down to a few
minutes on corrected time.
Racing a vintage six metre yacht in the swell around Antigua takes
some skill and a certain amount of bravado. Antiguan Geoffrey
Pidduck's Biwi Magic was superbly handled and came out as worthy
winner of Performance Class 3 but only by a point from Richard
Burbidge's S&S Swan 43, Pavlova II, who is a previous winner of
the class. Both of these yachts have a very narrow hull shape and
require considerable skill to keep the sails above the boat downwind
in sea swell.
In Cruising Class 1, Ulrich "On board (Rio) was Duran
Rohde's, Swan 53, Dragon Duran rock star Simon
Fly Plus had a bad start to
Le Bon, who added a
the regatta, scoring a DNF
for the first race, getting their great 'show biz cameo
discard out of the way early. to the prize giving."
However, the Florida-based
yacht won four of the remaining five races to take the class. Cruising
Class 2 was won by a well known Antiguan yacht, Hugh Bailey's First
456, Hugo B. Hugo and his family are well known in Antigua and the
yacht is crewed entirely by locals, an ethos that should be commended
for keeping the regatta of interest to all Antiguans.
In Bareboat 1, Nicole Lameter's all girl crew on KH+P Sea You
Later was a worthy winner. The Moorings 515 Nifty was the clear
winner in Bareboat 2, Wenzlaff's Beneteau 50 showing a clean pair
of heels to the rest of the fleet, winning all five races. Bareboat 3 was
won by Rossi, and Rolf Jacob's Dufour 40, Fantasque, was the victor
in Bareboat 4. For the second year running, the top Bareboats were
separated into Gold and Silver Fleets for the medal races. Both races
saw close finishes with less than a minute on corrected time deciding
the winners. In the Gold Fleet, German based, Hans-Robert Nitsche's
Dufour 385, KH+P Sun King, won and in the Silver Fleet, Martin Sager's
Dufour 44, Cayenne.
Poul Richard Hoj Jensen capped a perfect week-six wins in six
starts-to capture the International Dragon class in highly convincing
fashion. Cover Shot, Roger Webb's Seawind 100XL, was the winner in
Next year, Antigua Sail Week will need to have another sponsor. The
big boats get all the headlines, giving the sponsors a return on their
investment and the Ocean Series will definitely be attractive to the
high profile yachts. Racing in the other classes is just as competitive
but the vast majority of sailors at the regatta come because they
want to have great sailing and a whole heap of fun in the sun.
The sailing conditions at the 42nd Antigua Sailing Week made for
some great racing; 20-25 knots of breeze was the norm and there was
only the odd squall. Ashore, there were some memorable parties,
including the Mount Gay Party, featuring probably the best rock band
in the Caribbean, Itchy Feet. Organisers chose not to have a lay day
which meant there was no get together for all the competitors and
the local people. The sailing conditions are awesome and, given the
chance, who doesn't want to join the party? -@4
Louay Habib is a freelance yachting journalist who has for 20 years
competed at yachting regattas and offshore events all over the world
and represented England in the 2004 Rolex Commodore's Cup. He
writes for a variety of clients including the Volvo Ocean Race and the
Royal Ocean Racing Club
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ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY JAN HEIN
he Caribbean is jam-packed with so many races and
regattas that even the junkies can't keep up. Most of these
events are structured for state of the art machines laden
with muscled crew but one contest, the Antigua Classic Regatta,
stands apart from the others in almost every way. It is, of course,
a challenge of speed and skill, a competition of talent and might,
but this regatta is also a contest of class, pedigree and elegance
because...it's the gentlemen's race.
For spectators it's an opportunity to check out over 60 yachts
that read like a history book. This year, such classics as When and
If, (commissioned by General Patton during World War II, to be
used when and if it ended), sailed beside Colonel Whitbread's
former yacht, Lone Fox; the 86 year old Fife Schooner, Astor, the
110 year-young Galatea; and a bevy of beauties that blinded the
fleet with gleaming varnish and glowing brass.
To crew on one of the vessels is an honor experienced by only a
handful of sailors simply because a boat deemed "classic" is a rare
and endangered breed; there just aren't many left. A few entrants fly
in well-honed squads, some sail in with an entire troop while others
arrive "empty handed," providing
t the opportunity for anyone willing
Sand able to jump aboard for the
Side of their life.
Four days of official racing
are wisely preceded by a day
or two of practice giving flash
and flesh a chance to get
acquainted in the lumpy waters
off Falmouth Harbor Since every
vessel is one-of-a-kind, each
has nuances and intricacies of
standing and running rigging.
Some sprout gaffs, topmasts,
jutting bowsprits, jib booms and
any number of flying and water
sails that, to the uninitiated, look
The race committee sets
four well-placed courses that allow boats to strut their stuff on
every point of sail. The starts are skillfully staggered so that every
boat gets a good workout along with an eye-popping show. The
Cannon Course, the favorite of photographers and curious crew,
is four long legs of reaching with a constant parade of boats
passing dramatically close.
The Classic Regatta always has plenty of near-misses and
occasionally an unfortunate mash-up. This year a yacht t-boned
another just before the start, causing one mast to fall. Some daredevil
driving drove the two J-boats, Velsheda and Ranger, together
propelling three crew into the water but netting negligible damage.
For the most part, these heirloom beauties are driven adeptly
and without swagger Protests are not encouraged but if one is
lodged, it's rumored that it must be accompanied by a case of
champagne. With Laurent Perrier as a sponsor, that makes for a
mighty pricey protest.
My own days of racing began on the lovely Lone Fox joining
a handful of former mates with a newly-gathered collection of
cruisers, racers and professional sailors. Twenty of us spread
ourselves up and down the 68 feet of teak deck ready to pull,
grind, direct or drive. Choreographing a team that size is difficult,
at best, but owner/skipper Ira Epstein did it with reason and calm
because he knows... it's the gentlemen's race.
For the fourth and final race, I joined Alexis Andrews aboard his
graceful Genesis with a more intimate team of seven. On bigger
boats, the foredeck folks rarely mingle with the aft deck hands
but on Genesis, a 48 foot Carriacou sloop, we were all in the same
"room." On the last leg, Genesis was in the lead but, just to seal
the deal, Alexis pulled out a bottle of Cognac, knocking back a
few drops before sprinkling it on key bits of his beloved boat and
passing it on to crew to repeat. Maybe it was a "gentlemen" thing
to do or an island boat ritual. Whatever it was, it worked and we
crossed the line with a "KABOOM" from the committee boat.
The exhausting, exhilarating event ended under the buttresses
of Fort Berkeley where awards and accolades were doled out
to ladies and gentlemen for their amazing week of work on the
water, for stunning sportsmanship and, most important, for their
love of the classic yacht.
Jan Hein divides her time between Washington State and a small
wooden boat in the Caribbean. She records her adventures on
the Bahama Breeze Restaurants' sponsored website at www
SOLO TRANSATLANTIC ROWER RIDLEY
ARRIVES ON ANTIGUA
THREE MONTH "ROW FOR HOPE" PROMOTED CANCER RESEARCH
T rans-Atlantic solo expedition rower Paul Ridley successfully
completed a charity fund-raising ocean crossing from the
Canary Islands to Antigua on March 29. Ridley's three-month
solo effort ended successfully with support from his friends, family
and the Antigua & Barbuda Search & Rescue (ABSAR) organization
using technology developed by Rhode Island ocean science and
technology company, Applied Science Associates (ASA).
Ridley completed his historic expedition for the cause of cancer
research, as he rowed for 10-12 hours per day with little help coming
from anything more than favorable ocean currents and wind direction.
Jonathan Cornelius of ABSAR (www.absar.org) volunteered
his time and expertise as well as advanced technology provided
to ABSAR, ASA's SARMAP and EDS: Environmental Data Server
developed in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard.
"Jonathan was wonderful, providing the perfect mixture of
calm presence, knowledge of local waters, and up-to-the-minute
computerized wind and current data," stated Ridley's father on
the Row for Hope blog.
In the 19-foot custom built boat
provided by a world-class Rhode
Island boat building company,
Aquidneck Custom, Ridley's ocean
expedition began in December
2008. While rowing more than H
3,000 nautical miles, Ridley, in
contact with a land-based support
team via satellite phone and was Paul Ridley (center) after
arrival into English Harbour,
entirely alone on the open ocean Antigua with Jonathan
for 87 days with no chase boat or Cornelius of ABSAR and
means of resupply Ridley's sister, Joy Ridley
Ridley's Row for Hope raised over 500,000 dollars for cancer
research. www.rowforhope.com. -&
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Applied Science Associates, www.asascience.com.
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LE TOUR DE GUADELOUPE 2009 EDITION
TRISKELL'S AROUND GUADELOUPE RACE SCORES A SUCCESS
T he Triskell Organization hesitated a long time before
launching this year's tour. Due to the economic
crisis, sponsors did not want to invest. And local
institutions' financial help was uncertain up to a
few weeks before the event, which made Triskell wonder if
they were going to fail. Guadeloupe's nautical community
No, they did not fail, reports Triskell President Jean Michel
Marziou, and instead achieved a beautiful Tour-49 boats (47 in
2008) were on the start line Wednesday May 20 in front of Gosier
Islet with sunshine and 15 knots of wind.
The stopover at St Louis of Marie Galante, like Port Louis,
Deshaies, Les Saintes, was festive and friendly. Competitors,
friends and relatives were
present, answering Marziou's
call to demonstrate, if needed,
that the conviviality on the Tour
is almost as important as the
competition itself. As usual,
the evening at Les Saintes was
a fabulous climax to the event.
For the second year in a
row, the organization set up a
cumulated compensated time.
This racing system offered
an interesting fight between 'i
smaller boats at ease in medium '
strength winds. The overall a l-
winner was Batti+Bagghi with 12.
Luc Duponteil at the helm.
Without any leg
victory, he managed
to reach the highest
step on the podium.
Due to the increasing
number of boats
in the CSA mono-
hulls class, a second
group should be
created next year,
S Marziou advises.
t c A large and tired
S crowd, after five days
Wc of racing, came to the
majoir Cat Marina Bas du Fort
on Pointe a Pitre. The
CTIG (Comite du Tourisme des lies de Guadeloupe, or
Tourism Office of Guadeloupe), and Nouvelles Antilles
had invited journalists from France which shows the
economical impact of this event for Guadeloupe. Due to
logistics problems the major local TV channel RFO could
not cover the event.
Participation of major local and international racers
such as Victor Jean Noel, Luc Coquelin, Claude Thelier,
Willy Bicente and Christine Montlouis is a sign ... it is a
major Caribbean event. Dates are set for April 1-5, 2010.
For results: www.triskellcup.com. Contact: organisation@
Report and photos submitted by the Triskell Organization
25TH ANNUAL BEQUIA EASTER
REGATTA BYGONE ERA
EVENT ATTRACTS BIGGEST FLEET IN SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY VAL DOAN
he Annual Bequia Easter Regatta evokes images of years
gone by, with the Fishing boats, Double Enders, and Whalers
maintained in top form-all works of art that have become
a dying breed. It warms the heart to see so many traditional
boats still being built and used in a time when traditions seem to be
going out the window. Bequia is home to some of the finest wooden
boat builders and model boat builders around. In a bygone era, boats
were lined up on the beaches in different stages of completion but for
the regatta, the boats were lined up for their beach starts.
A 30-boat fleet, ranging in size from 12 to 28 feet, competed over three
days, some coming from Canouan and Carriacou to compete against
the hotly contested Bequia fleet. Iron Duke, the 130 year old Whaler
that recently completed a refit, was on hand to compete against one of
the newest additions in the fleet, Bequia Pride, launched in February.
Conditions ran the gamut with winds 20+ knots the first two days, giving
the tough fleet a thrashing. Monday, the wind gods were sleeping and
it was a frustrating drifter, with little pockets of wind that made you look
like a star one minute and the bottom of the heap the next.
Overall winner in the 28ft class was Lightning, another new boatbuilt in
Carriacou for Petit Martinique-born Bequia resident Boysie Decouteau.
Bequia's favoured Confusion come a close second. Irie, the new boat
in the 18ft Class, built by Orbin Ollivierre and owned and skippered by
David Taylor, took Overall First in that class, Fisherman Delacey Leslie,
racing in his 18ft Devine, which was built by him in 1969, was the oldest
sailor in the fleet at 83. Arnold Hazell who built and skippered newly
launched Bequia Pride, was out a few weeks later on his Whaleboat
Perserverence doing what the boat was built to do, catching a whale.
Meanwhile back in Admiralty Bay, the 50-strong fleet of yachts, the
largest to date, sailing in from UK, Germany, Canada and the US to
compete against the Caribbean boats, were having their own fun.
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starts and finishes.
The J24 class was hotly contested in a bumper crop of 13 boats,
coming from Trinidad, Grenada, Barbados, St Lucia and Dominica. The
finishes were exciting, with 100ths of a second separating the first three
finishers. Esperanza from Barbados walked away with the overall first.
A new one design class was created for the small 'Surprise' boats
that came from Martinique The new 'Surprise' fleet consisted of seven
Martiniquan boats that are fast and fun. Padig prevailed as Class Overall
winner, with the second place ONLYand third place Clipper's Star being
separated by one point. They also sent out one hardy sailor from each
team to compete in Sunday's Around Bequia single-handed race. ONLY
came out ahead with young French sailor Nicolas Gillet at the helm.
The weekend gave the sailors the gamut of conditions, from gear
breaking winds to patchy drifters, when the fleet was all over the map.
The Melges 24 Caraibes Greementprevailed with three wins to sew up
Racing Class 1 with First Overall. In Cruising 1 Class Acadia, a beautiful
Frers 48 out of the USA, came out as Overall Winner of class. Cruising
2 Overall Winner was Appleseeds, a returning Canadian Sun Odyssey
40, who bettered their last year's second place.
On the fun side of things, Friendship Bay was the scene of the
Sandcastle competition, which drew many beautiful creations. The
kids had a blast competing in the Noah's Ark-themed Crazy Craft
Race, with some terrific and innovative designs. My favorite design
was the Norwegian Dragon Boat, skippered by a red haired young
girl. Overall, the weekend was a resounding success, run by the
fantastic Bequia Sailing Club, with a team of volunteers based out of
the Frangipani Hotel. The prize giving was held at the Gingerbread,
where a fleet of beautiful Bequia built model boats were given out for
top honors. For all racing results: www.begos.com -@
Val Doan grew up sailing the islands and makes her living on the sea
delivering, teaching, racing, cruising, researching, writing and loves
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DATES SET: FEBRUARY 26 28,2010
PERFECT SAILING AT 2009'S PREMIER EVENT
For three days this winter, from the 27th of February till the 1 st
of March, Le Phare Bleu Marina & Holiday Resort became
a buzzing place with the launch of the first South Grenada
Regatta. The committee has already met to start planning its
second event and has announced dates in late February.
"We firmly believe, and this event has confirmed that belief, that Le
Phare Bleu is perfectly suited to host such a sailing event, said sailor
Dieter Burkhalter, owner of Le Phare Bleu Marina, citing the beautiful
south coast, a full service marina to accommodate the boats and the
beach with Poolbar Restaurant on site for all the on-shore activities.
Small but well organised and ready to grow, the South Grenada
Regatta intends to become a permanent fixture in the racing calendar
of the southern Caribbean.
This year, 14 boats set off on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in perfect
sailing conditions. The first race went from the entrance marker of Le
Phare Bleu Marina down wind, around Glover Island and back to the
finish line at the marina. The first boat home was Category with Richard
Szyjan as captain. It took him with his Hobbie 33 one hour and 32 minutes.
The Twelve Degree race also started from the marina, up wind along the
south coast to the Westerhall marker on 12 degrees north, then all the
way down to Point Salines where a marker again on 12 degrees had to
be rounded. Category 5 were also the victors in this race.
The Westerhall Rum Cup, presented by one of the sponsors,
Westerhall Rum, was awarded to the winner of the Twelve Degree
Race, Richard Szyjan. Jason Fletcher on Apero was second and Scott
Watson on Boxxer was third in the cruiser class. In the J24 class it was
Bru Pierce on Blew by You who came in third, Tempest driven by Mark
Solomon second and Die Hard with Robbie Yearwood first.
Graham Williams, the General Manager of Westerhall Rums, didn't
miss the Prize Giving Party. "For a first time event, the 2009 South
Grenada Regatta attracted 14 boats and this is a great success. As one
of the major sponsors Westerhall Rums is very pleased with the event
and look forward to growing along with it."
Sponsors Richard Strachan from Netherlands Insurance and William
Joseph, the Director of Tourism, believe in the future of the South
Grenada Regatta as well.
"Events provide opportunities for locals and visitors to celebrate life
and to make good use of the natural assets available on Grenada. The
first South Grenada Regatta is a welcome addition to our calendar of
events. Its home base at Le Phare Bleu is a most perfect setting for a
good quality sailing event which will surely be bigger, better and more
exciting in 2010," emphasized the head of the Board of Tourism.
The South Grenada Regatta featured not only two challenging races
along the south coast but also a day of races for juniors, a 15hp dinghy
time trial and the very popular Pirates Trail which attracted children of
all ages. In the Junior Sailing Regatta, four races with Optimists and
with Lasers were accomplished. Kevin Banfield was the winner in the
laser class, Vaughn Bruno second and Michael McQueen third. With the
optimist Kenzo Szyjan came in first in all four races, second was Shakeem
Collins followed by Kwasi Paul, Rees Evans and Noah Bullen.
Experienced in putting together all sorts of events the organisors
are very much aware that every popular event needs time to grow.
Already some changes are being considered for next year's South
"To attract more boats it might be necessary to organise two days
of racing. This would make it reasonable also for boats coming from
other islands to join," explains committee member Lucy Murchie.
A lot of hard work has gone into making this first South Coast
Regatta a success. The motto the organizers are holding up for their
demanding task: As it's all volunteer work it has to be fun! Certainly
that appears to be the case. And it looks as if the committee member
have had fun too.
Report submitted by the South Grenada Regatta Committee
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YACHT REGATTA 2010
SECOND EVENT IN 2009 DREW THREE TIMES THE ENTRIES
he 2010 Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta dates have been
moved forward, to March 4 to 7, to tie in with exciting
plans for a Virgin Islands to Grenada Challenge Race for
yachts from the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands com-
ing down to take part.
The second Annual Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta held earlier
this year was marked as a great success, with nearly three times the
number of entries. The weather was a little rougher than hoped
for, resulting in some of the skippers of the more tender vessels
opting to stay anchored, but making up much appreciated extra
crew 'muscle' on the boats that did go out. There were two boats
over 100 years old that did sail with no problem.
It was unanimously agreed that the three days of racing had
been demanding, but with great sailing and some of the most
exhilarating conditions that many of the crews had experienced in
a while. The spirit throughout the event also has guaranteed that
crews are already looking forward to the next Grenada Classic
and an opportunity to challenge old and new rivals.
Back on land crews continued to be blown away by great after-
race parties: Friday night at Bel Air Plantation in St. David's Harbour;
Saturday night at Le Phare Bleu Marina in Petite Calivigny Bay
and a final Awards Dinner back at Bel Air Plantation's Waterside
Restaurant. Every night participants enjoyed great food and live
entertainment from local musicians including Gylfi and Fred, Gylfi
and the Toms, and special guest Janus, a blues singer over from
the USA to perform at the Regatta.
Internationally renowned yachting photographer Cory Silken
took advantage of the conditions to get dramatic still photos and
the Grenadian video company T&R Communications got plenty
of great video footage which will be posted on the site.
Very big thanks go to the Grenada Board of Tourism for its
continued support of this young event
and to sponsors: Le Phare Bleu Marina;
Carib; FedEx; Grenada Marine; Horizon
SYacht Charters, and the Maritime School,
Thanks also go to event organizers Susan
Fisher and Fred Thomas of Bel Air Plantation
and Shipwrights Ltd., and to Race Officer
James Benoit who has provided very strong
Sk support and assistance presiding over
the Classic Regattas. Kenny Combs from
/t Antigua was also a very welcome guest for
/. / the second year, sailing on Apollonia as
S / / well as presiding over the event in his usual
gracious manner Thanks to Mike Bingley
and Lucy Murchie of Palm Tree Marine,
19k photo and safety boat operators, and to all
volunteers who are essential in making the
Check the event website www.
grenadaclassicregatta.com or www.ship
wrightsgrenadaclassicregatta.com for news
& updates, or contact Fred Thomas on 473 443 1062. 4
Report submitted by Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta
OVERALL RESULTS 2009
First Place Thalia
Second Place Lily Maid
Third Place Buxom2
First Place Apollonia
Second Place Zeevonk
Third Place Blues Traveler
Perpetual Trophy Thalia
SPIRIT & STYLE AWARD
Lindsey of Buxom2was
presented this award
BEST DRESSED CREW
BUDGET MARINE RACE DAY
AT TTSA, MAY 3,2009
DRUNKEN MONKEYS, JAHAJI BHAI, BMOBILE ENZYME TAKE HONORS
Lequay commented that, after a four year break, during
which the company had focused on supporting youth
sailing, Budget Marine Trinidad was happy to again be
sponsoring a Race Day for the bigger boats.
The day started like a wet squib, but ended with a bang. Soaking rain
and minimal visibility delayed the race for 25 minutes and a number
of boats were late at the start, as they lost sight of the committee
boat flag signals. But conditions steadily cleared as the boats close
hauled up toward the windward mark and wind strengthened as the
In the Racing Class, comprising four Melges with the same
design and handicap, winner was Drunken Monkeys (skipper Paul
Amon) who, after some close dueling, beat second-placed Mojo
by 43 seconds on corrected time, with Wasabi taking third place. In
Cruising Class I after a late start, Nirvana managed to catch up and
take second place, beating Sea Wyf into third place. Winner was
Jahaji Bhai (skipper James Arrindell). Sailing conditions suited this
J24 well and with a new set of sails and competent crew work they
were able to stay ahead of a number of bigger boats. In Cruising
Class II BMobile Enzyme (skipper Paul Solomon) was first across
the line by a good margin and also first on handicap. Second-
placed Wajang had good boat speed around the course and third
BMobile Enz) me
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ahead of the fleet in
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foredeck crew were particularly pleased with
their new carbon boom.
Budget Marine went all out, presenting
skipper's packs to every participating boat
and quality products from their leading
chandlery to the top three in each class. Music
and plentiful refreshments, including Trini's
favourite snack, "doubles," warmed the wet
sailors up, providing a satisfying end to this
successful day's racing.
Report and photos submitted
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Thank goodness it's summer: berries, berries, and more berries. Serve
them with everything!
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves: 1.
1 bagel 6 or 8 peach slices
2 Tbsp cream cheese 12 blueberries
Toast bagel, spread with cream cheese, add peach slices & blueberries.
BERRY D'LICIOUS SMOOTHIE
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves: 1.
1 (6 oz) container strawberry low-fat yogurt
1 (0.27 oz) pkt. Kool Aid singles cherry flavor soft drink mix
6 fresh strawberries
1 cup ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth
PINEAPPLE, CHICKEN BBQ KABOBS
Preparation time: 15 mins. Cooking time: 10 mins. Serves: 4.
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
2 cups 1-1/2 inch fresh pineapple chunks
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-1/2 inch chunks
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-1/2 inch chunks
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
4 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Using eight long wooden skewers
(two side by side for each kabob), thread chicken alternately with
pineapple and peppers onto skewers to make four kabobs. Mix BBQ
sauce and juice concentrate; brush some of the sauce mixture onto
kabobs. Grill eight to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through,
turning and brushing occasionally with the remaining sauce mixture.
VEGETABLE RICE MEDLEY
Preparation time: 5 mins.
Cooking time: 20 mins. Serves: 4
1 Tbsp canola oil 1 (14-1/2 oz) can fat-free
1 medium onion, chopped reduced sodium chicken broth
1 medium carrot, chopped 1-1/2 c minute white rice, uncooked
1 stalk of celery, chopped 1 c frozen peas/frozen broccoli florets
Heat oil in a skillet. Add onions, carrots, and celery; cook five minutes
or until tender Add broth; bring to boil. Stir rice and peas/broccoli,
cover. Simmer five minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand five minutes
before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste.
BLUEBERRY AND STRAWBERRY SALAD
WITH FETA CHEESE
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4.
1 (5 oz) pkg mixed baby greens 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 1/4 c Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Toss all ingredients except dressing in a large bowl. Add dressing just
before serving; mix lightly. Serve.
BLUEBERRY RASPBERRY PEACHY ICED TEA
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves: 6.
5 cups cold water 2 fresh peaches, sliced
1 cup orange juice 1 cup raspberries
1 tub Crystal Light peach flavor 1 cup blueberries
low calorie iced tea mix
In a large pitcher, stir water and juice until tea mix is dissolved. Stir in
fruit. Serve over ice.
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4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand@)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 (8 oz) tub whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed, divided
8 Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies, finely chopped
1-1/2 Tbsp. butter, melted
Using an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan, shape foil onto the outside of the
pan. Line inside of pan with shaped foil with ends extending over
side of pan. Mash 2 cups of the strawberries in a large bowl. Stir in
condensed milk and lemon juice. Stir 2 cups of the whipped topping
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Five cabin. Spotless.
3 Million Euro
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1984 Macgregor 65. 1979 Oyster 39.
Rocket machine Blue water live aboard.
$99K Offers! All systems upgraded.
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2005 Fountaine Pajot
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new. Never chartered.
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1990 42 ft Carver.
Spotless and pristine
2008 Nouverania Inboard
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One careful owner since new.
2003 PURSUIT 28ft.
1050 hours on 2 x 225
Four stroke Yamahas.
Very clean $79K offers.
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15 Ft OFFSHORE MILITARY
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WITH TRAILER $12k
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Budget priced liveaboard.
1999 Hunter Passage 450.
One owner boat
1992 Dudley Dix Caribbea 30 1979 GULFSTAR 37.
Blue water Pocket Rocket SPOTLESS AND PRISTINE.
loaded $35K GIVEAWAY AT $58k
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Amel 54 2007 St Martin 699 000 E
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1972 Najade ................................................................... US$12,000
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
2002 Hermine DI (launched 2008)..................................... US$410,000
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$365,000
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
51' 1990 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ............................reduced to EU99,000
51' 1987 Beneteau Idylle 15.5, located in Martinque............. US$160,000
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
37' 2002 Fountaine Pajot, located in Guadeloupe ............... US$325,000
41' 1992 Prometa Cat Flotteur................................. ..................................sold
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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35' 2000 Tiara Open
33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit....... $25K
35' '77 Pearson classic, Yanmar.............. $39K
38' '79 C&C Racer/Cruiser,36HP Yanmar..... 23K
38' '92 Kennex Cat, AC, AP........................ 139K
40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise .$79.9K
41' '80 Morgan Out Isl, Well maintained.$79K
43' '85 Morgan Catalina, new paint................ 89K
44' '77 CSY Sloop, new rigging.............. $115K
44' '85 Beneteau Idylle, APAC, Genset......... 86K
49' '79 Transpacific Ketch, loaded ........$180K
50' '78 Nautor Motorsailer, exlnt cond. $370K
14' '06 Aquascan Jetboat, 160HPYamaha.. $34.9K
26' '87 Whale Boat, Diesel, CG cert........ $33K
27' '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin.. $20K
29' '77 Phoenix SF 2004 Crusaders....... $29K
29 '94 PhoenxSport Fsher, T225 HPVoos..$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 Traw ler ............................... $40K
36' '89 Outer ReefTrawler, 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
48' '02 Dyna Craft MY, 3 srms 450HPCats..$490K
50' '88 Grand Banks, 4 strms, Caterpillars .$199.5K
53' '83 Hatteras SF DD's 3 storms 338K
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capacity. 2 staterooms/2 hds. Fully Air-conditioned. Raytheon electron-
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Bennett trim taps, 13' Novurania dinghy in new condition with collapsible
operating consol, 40 hp Yamaha motor and depth, speed and fish finder,
low profile electric dinghy crane, big battery bank with Link 2000 monitoring
system, cable master and Vacuflash electric head system. Pilot house has
satellite Globalstar telephone. New antifouling bottom paint applied in Nov. '08.
Currently located in St. Thomas, USVI.PRICE REDUCED $575,000 USD.
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45 Hardin Ketch, 1980
Four stateroom, two head layout
Perfect charter or family boat, $95,000
39 South Seas Cutter Ketch, 1974
Steel cruiser built in New Zealand
Proven oassaae maker offers $59 000
38 Ericson Sloop, 1986
Beautifully maintained performance cruiser
NewAwl Grip 2007, many upgrades, $79,000
28 Bertram Sport Fisherman, 1973
Twin Ford Inboards, flybndge, cabin
$39,000 Complete Awl Grip paint 2008, offers $35,000
52 1985 Iwin- Fourstateroom, three head yout, perfedtfor charter...$160,000
51 1995 Hylas, Quality center cockpit performance cruiser....$275,000
50 1987 Gulfstar/CSY Spacous three cabin cruiser, bring offers...$125,000
48 1981 CheoyLee- Major upgrades in2008REDUCED, OFFERS.$116,000
48 1974 Maple Leaf- Classic CC cruiser, new paint in 2006.....$99,000
48 1970 Hughes- Includes turnkey successful day charter biz .$299,900
45 1978 Bombay Explorer, continual upgrades, Excellent condton ...$89,000
45 1978 Endurance Wndboats Feno cement CC Plbthouse ketch...$125,000
45 1978 Morgan Long range CC cruiser, ideal Iweaboard .......$79,000
44 1978 CSY Walkover-Value pnced for immediate sell, call today..$50,000
41 1982 Morgan 01 CC cruising ketch, Perkins, dinghy & more.. $69,000
41 1974 Formosa Yankee Clipper- Many upgrades, must see, olfers....$70,000
40 1979 Pearson Peformance racericruBer, priced for immediate sell...$39,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt- Steel passage maker, ketch rig, Yanmar... $69,000
38 1978 Morgan Ted Brewer designed sloop ............................$42,000
37 1977 Gulfstar 2004 Refit, ready to cruise or liveaboard.......$69,000
37 1977 Gulfstar- Major refit 2002, beautifully keep OFFERS.....$55,000
36 1980 Manner- Stout cruising ketch, pnced for immediate sell...$49,000
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 1963Allied Seawind Classic cruising ketch, ready to sal ...$24,900
27 1988 J-Boat Race ready many sales, trailer, winner 07 & 08... $29,000
57 2003 Carer Vyager Rlhouse MY- Vos bw hours. Loaded...$499,000
46 1985 Log PowerCat- Perfectchareroreaboard, hugecockpt.$180,000
46 1985 Bertram Convertibb-GM 89s,05 genset, new bottom pant.$150,000
42 1999 Crusers 4270 Express, Cats, genset, very well maintained...$199,000
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 Prrate power cat, excellent condton.....$399,000
37 2002 Intrepd 377 Walkaround (3)New Susuk OB' New genset. $245,000
34 1996 Phoenix- Twin Cats, genset, flybridge, clean ........$114,900
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CRUISER FOR SALE In St. Lucia pow-
ered by twin 260hp Mercruiser Inboards.
Registered and Duty Paid in St. Lucia,
Asking Price is US$45000.00. negotlable,all
reasonable offers considered. Contact Cliff
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NEW LISTING! COMMERCIAL BOAT
FOR SALE: 30 FT. ISLAND HOPPER
(12 ft. beam). 420HP Cat 3126 (year
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286-1165 or email@example.com.
DECK CAT 31' 2007 POWERCAT
CENTER CONSOLE SPORT FISH-
ER/ DAY CRUISER, 2X150HP 2007
Yamaha,VHF, stereo ipod jack, Raymarine
E80GPS/Navionics, 20gal fresh watertank,
transom shower, wash down upgrade,
two live wells, table, extended blmini,
two swim ladders/bow/transom, enclosed
head/6' head room/sink/shower, custom
cover, trailer, St.Thomas, US $85,000 954-
FISHING BOAT 17 METERS TO
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1990 SEA RAY 310EC 31' CABIN
CRUISER for sale located at the Rodney
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firstname.lastname@example.org or tel# (758)285-2859.
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.
18 FT CENTER-CONSOLE RIB.
Rendova by Nautica (Italy) 2001 model.
Stainless steel deluxe radar arch/roll bar,
solar panel. 2001 Yamaha 4 stroke under
300 hours! Never had a patch. $16,500.00
Tortola. Colin 1.284.443.2222 info@jost-
AZIMUT 26' BUILT 1985. New
suite of North sails, New standing rig-
ging. Optimized, Super sailer, club racer
or do the Caribbean regattas. Fully
equiped,dependable 8.5 hp diesel, solar
panel, sleep 6. Much more, two water
tanks. $US 13000 Lying Venezuela
can sail it over to Curagao Info. escu-
1991 HUNTER LEGEND 43, Excellent
Condition, Windlass, 5k Generator, GPS,
2 A/C, EPIRB 2006, Spinnaker, VHF,
Zodiac Tender with Engine, Autopilot,
Depth Finder, Knotmeter, 50hpYanmar,
Electric Winch, Galvanized Steel Cradle,
Many Extras, $129,000, Located Salinas,
Puerto Rico, Contact Ronnie 939-639-
7820 OR email@example.com
Length 79ft*Beam 23ft*Draught 11ft
Engine 343 Cat., dual helm. Cruis-
ing speed 10 knots. Range 6000
to 8000 miles. Large refrigerated
store below decks.
Used for day charters in St Lucia.
Beautiful varnished wood interior,
large swim platform, seated upper
deck. Owner maintained, by qualified
Marine Engineer, 45 years at sea.
Asking $275,000.00 US NEGOTIABLE
PEARSON 422, CC, 1983 EXCEL-
LENT CONDITION. The majority of its life
in the fresh water of the Chesapeake Bay.
Major upgrades. Full specifications: www.
sallboatlistings.com/view/6994 and photos:
FUNTIMEFORSALE61207. Price reduced
from $125k to $90K. E-Mall: caplumer@
SPARKMAN AND STEPHENS 43.
Steel hull Dismasted and with some
cosmetic damage but with all cruising
gear and some spare sails. Recently
sandblasted and ultrasounded, located
in Grenada. Beautiful cruising boat, sadly
for sale for $20, 000 obo Contact mal-
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 268 728 28
1970 GALLANT 53 KETCH, Lying St
Crolx complete re-build, Classic lines and
modern conveniences, including: Gen,
Refrig, radar, fully battened sails, electric
windlass, harken winches, whitlock steer-
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dodger. ready to go! asking 185k make
offers. Email: email@example.com
SAILING YACHT NANTUCKET 34
GRP HULL IN VERY GOOD CONDI-
TION FROM 1983 with a 2030 volvo
penta salldrive (1997) lot of new parts,
crossed atlantic in 2005 from the Netherlands
now in aruba, shower, fridge, sleeps 7, stove
autopilot, windsteering, dingy, etc. etc. ask-
ing $40.000 usd. Contact: snoopyblke71@
hotmail.com tel: 002975855961
26' 1987 Whale Boat MK!
Previous CG Certification
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CATAMARAN BENETEAU BLUE II
35 FT 1987, sleeps 6 in 4 cabins, full
equipped, 2 solar panels, furling genoa,
main sail with lazy jack, registered in Austria,
located in Grenada, Asking 82000 USD, Call
MAXIM 38 CATAMARAN, 2001 -
great condition and very well equipped for
extended cruising: SSB, watermaker, 2 x
29hp Yanmar, plotter, 2 x autopllots, cruis-
ing chute, 9ft Caribe etc. US$227500. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or +14735362319
for more info. Lying SE Caribbean
80 2003 Excellent condition 4 double
cabin /2bath. Low time Yanmar. Solar + Wind
generator + large battery bank. Must see in
Guadeloupe. Call and we'll send you a private
aircraft to come see the boat. alrtropical@
yahoo.com 170.000 . (767) 4404403.
LAGOON 380 2003: 4dbl/2Baths.
Many options. Solar, Wind, 2200 HRS on
2 Yanmar diesel 27HP, Very good condition.
French Flag. Lying between Guadeloupe
and Dominica. Priced for quick sale at
199.000 US$. Contact RV at alrtropical@
yahoo.com. +1 767 275 4403
RACE READY 1991 J-24. Hull #4795.
Great condition with many upgrades. New
NS gin,main and jib 2008, (2) spinnakers,
turtle and set of practice sails. Have all
cushions and interior boards in storage.
15K US, call 340-642-3204 or cpessler@
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A FISH TRAP IN HAND
A DINNER PLAN DOESN'T ALWAYS GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT
BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2009
ne of the most satisfying feelings when aboard your boat is
to catch a fish yourself and have it for dinner. But catching a
fish isn't always easy.
One of the must-do anchorages on a Virgin Islands charter is to
anchor in the Bight at Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands and
snorkel at the caves nearby. For several months in the middle of the
Bight there was a fish trap with its float too short for the depth of the
water so that it hung about two feet or so under the surface. It was
irritating because the chances were high that you could catch it with
your prop and get the dang line fiercely entwined around it.
Finally Mike towed the trap with the dingy to the shore since it
seemed to have been abandoned. He was rewarded for his efforts
by the two large Yellowtail Snapper which had been swimming in it.
Evidently they had eaten all the other fish and were too much the
same size to kill each other.
Naturally you know who dined nicely on those two snappers for
dinner that night. While eating it, an idea formed. Why not bait the
trap and anchor it in a shallower place? We could check it every time
* On July 22nd the longest total
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Dawn: Sirius, Canopus,
BY JEANNIE KUICH
The Moon Sails Near
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Fri. 31st: the star Antares in
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we anchored in the Bight and maybe have a nice meal for free. Who
knows what we might get?
For a few weeks we got some fish out of it but nothing as big
as those two snappers. Then it was time to sail to St. Martin for a
cruise ending in Antigua followed by another one after that. By the
time we returned, the trap might be full of nice tasting, good-sized
After new charter guests came aboard at St. Martin, we eventually
made our way to St. Bartholomey While snorkeling among the rocks
outside the harbor of Gustavia on St. Barths we found another trap on
the bottom by itself with no lead line. It seemed like an abandoned
trap so we hoisted it aboard and secured it to the davits at the stern
and sailed south.
Some weeks later we returned to St. Barths and anchored again
outside of Gustavia. It wasn't long before a French fisherman charged
up in his dinghy and made many gestures at the fish trap handing from
the davits. It was his, we gathered, but we pointed out that it did not
have a lead line on it and that we thought it had been abandoned.
"Mais non," he replied emphatically, showing us the peculiar
aluminum straps attached to the upper side of the trap. These were
the marks of the owner of the trap which happened to be him.
Back at the Bight on Norman Island again, we looked for the trap we
had left. It had been removed and we never saw it again.
Was it another fish hungry sailor who had gotten it or the
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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