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Reading All At Sea from June 2009 at my Transatlantic DARSANTA BRI
Crossing from the Grenadines to the Azores. On page --
58 there is an article from a young fellow named Chris
Fletcher, who may be or not a relative of the leader of the
Bounty's crew. Anyway, the young Mr. Chris Fletcher also
pointed out exactly what he would like to have-a water U
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servicing would be interesting he counted for. All in all, I ask you to make a contact for
me with Mr. Fletcher.
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Grenada remains one of the most unspoilt and welcoming cruising
destinations in the Caribbean.
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convenience of a beautifully appointed, fully serviced marina -
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Port Louis Marina just one more reason to visit the 'Spice Island'.
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ITALY I MALTA I TURKEY I WEST INDIES
A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD
Rally Defies Economic Gloom:
ARC Entry List Full for 2009
Entries closed by early summer for this year's Atlantic Rally for Cruis-
ers (ARC), the 24th edition of the world-famous annual transatlantic
rally. The organizers, World Cruising Club, have now opened a waiting
list after accepting 225 entries. There are 28 countries represented in
this year's event that starts November 22 in Las Palmas de Gran Ca-
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Round the World Clipper Race
Returns to Jamaica
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World Clipper Race in May 2010. Likely dates are the May 15-20 pe-
riod. Errol Flynn hosted the group in 2008 and 2006. Port Antonio will
be on the race leg from Panama. From Port Antonio, racers will head
for New York and then for Liverpool.
Le Phare Bleu Team Donates to Grenada Charities
The team at Le Phare Bleu (the blue lighthouse) located at Petite Calivi-
gny Bay in Grenada has offered easy-on-the-wallet promotions all sum-
mer and continues to look for ways to help friends and neighbors affect-
ed by the recession. Through November, take part in their Friendship
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bookings will be donated to the Rotary Clubs of Grenada or the Ministry
of Social Development to help people in need. www.lepharebleu.com
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a leading manufacturer of recreational and commercial life jackets.
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sition of Imperial International combined with our extensive product
offering that includes rafts, inflatable PFDs, EPIRBs and PLBs, and py-
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During six days with wind condi-
tions and gusts ranging between
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over the world pulled out all their
best tricks on the clear blue water
in front of the packed beach in
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craved title of Starboard Prokids
World Champion Freestyle 2009.
Steven Lageveen from Aruba, now living in Curacao, placed first in
the U13 class (under 13 years) and also participated in the strong U15
competition where he ended up third. -reported by Els Kroon.
Bryan W. Tomasetti
A member of the
All at Sea fam-
ily and editor of
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zine, Bryan Wil-
age 34, died
on June 17 in
Tacoma, WA of a brain aneurysm. He
served as First Mate on the Continen-
tal Drifter III, a yacht owned by a pri-
vate celebrity, from November 2007
to October 2008. He also served as
captain of the Lady Deborah in 2007.
Bryan was commissioned an officer
in the Merchant Marines in 2008. He
achieved the rank of Captain.
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world, Bryan loved to tango, and
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the US. His true love was the sea. A
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to a cause he supported, International
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#128, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312.
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and lived for
many years in
died quietly in
her sleep on April 5 in Florida with her
husband Marty and family by her side
after a long battle with cancer. Lou
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excelled at everything she did, from
flying to sailing to competing in nu-
merous regattas. She held a US Coast
Guard Captain's license for vessels up
to 50 tons and was a highly-respected
sailing instructor at the Annapolis Sail-
ing School on St. Croix in the 1990s.
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Antigua's Jolly Harbour Yacht Club
Carol Smith sent updates on club activities and offerings for visiting
yachts: "Every Saturday afternoon all year, JHYC organizes an "all com-
ers" competitive sailing event for local and visiting yachts. The event
attempts to promote a more relaxed and social form of competitive
sailing, aimed at sailing performance improvement and participation
for all. CSA rated racers and racer/cruisers are all welcome.
"Cruisers & Live-a-Boards, in particular, will enjoy this opportunity
to hone their skills and gauge their sailing improvement over time
against the ongoing revision of their Sailing Performance Handicap
(SPH). Saturday sailing will
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starts and upwind finishes
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"Free overnight dock-
age for Saturday night, until
12:00 on Sunday, is kindly
offered by Jolly Harbour
Marina. Sailors should make
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of this generous offer Contact: 268-462-6041. Results and prize giving
follow at the Foredeck Bar and is a great way to relax and relive the
events of the day. As always, we are very appreciative of our supporters
including Sugar Ridge Developments, The Foredeck Bar and Signpro."
For further information, go to www.jhycantigua.com or contact Brian
Turton at 268-770-6172 email: email@example.com.
The club also now offers regular dinghy pleasure sailing, training,
and racing throughout the year at the northern end of North Beach,
Saturday Sa lin Y at
Antigua s JHYC
Jolly Harbour Their fleet now comprises three Lasers, two Sport 16's,
one Hobie 16, two Topper International One Designs and one Fin (cur-
rently in need of some maintenance so not available for sailing just
yet). Participants must be able to swim 25 yards with a buoyancy aid
which must be worn at all times on the water.
"Pleasure sailing and practice is Saturday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to sail one of the fleet will first need to demon-
strate a suitable level of competence to the instructor," Carol reports.
"Adult & junior dinghy sailing instruction is Sunday mornings from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The aim is to provide a structured course cover-
ing all aspects of dinghy sailing including basic sailing theory & prac-
tice, rigging, capsize drill, helming and single handing.
"Every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. there is a
series of Laser Races with up to four boats competing. Match Races
can be staged for crews in the Sport 16's or for individuals in the Top-
pers. They have a nice reach, upwind, downwind course that takes
about 15 minutes to sail. On the beach, while all this is going on, they
set up a BBQ for all to bring their own food and drink. It is a fun, social
afternoon with plenty to watch and giggle over!
"A nominal fee is charged for these sessions and the proceeds of
the JHYC Dinghy Sailing go to the Youth Sailing Program. JHYC grate-
fully acknowledges the help and support of many individuals and An-
tiguan companies, but, particularly Anjo Insurance, A & F Sails, The
Foredeck Bar, Sugar Ridge Developments and Signpro.
"To avoid disappointment it will be necessary to 'book a boat' with
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Come, join in and enjoy!"
St. Thomas Yacht Club
Manager Bill Canfield keeps club members updated with regular re-
ports: "Our young sailors are literally all over the world doing their thing
with exciting results. At the French Nationals in I 420, Alex Coyle and
Joszi Nemeth finished 11th out of 83 and Nikki Barnes and lan Coyle
sailing their first I 420 finished 23rd. This is one of the most competitive
classes in the world for youth sailors and these are impressive results.
"Taylor Canfield finished first at the Stolze Cup in Toronto, a grade
three match race against some of the US and Canada's top match rac-
ers. Cy Thompson, sailing with Bill Alcott a perennial Rolex Regatta
winner on Equation, sailed in his 1st Mackinac Race and finished
4th. This was Cy's first off shore race (over 330 miles from Chicago to
Mackinac Island) and, although very cold, he had a ball." -e
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ON SAILING & SLINGING INK
COPYRIGHT 2009 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
Freedom is my lifelong drug-of-choice. That's why I'm a sailor,
and that's why I'm a writer I want to be the freest man in the
world. Of course, in order to be free, you have to pay your
own way. There is no way around this. It is a fact of life. If you
don't pay your own way, you are, at best, someone's boy So I choose
to pay my way with my pen-because the writing profession doesn't
require doing distasteful things like wearing shoes, covering my penis
with fabric and/or (god-forbid!) mingling with the dirt-dwellers ashore.
Last year I made a very good living with my pen-and never once
did I do anything any-
one told me to.
I'm about as in-
dependent of bean-
counters ashore as a
modern man can be.
The reason that I
have been success-
ful as a writer where
so many others have
failed is because I real-
ize the reader signs my
paycheck. Sure, I have
an editor and publish-
er in the chain-but
those are just corporate obstacles to get beyond/around
so I can
entertain my reader.
Notice I said entertain? I did not say teach or inform or lecture. I said
entertain. That is what I am, a prose entertainer.
I don't believe in talent. If I have a 'talent,' it is myself-discipline. I write
four hours a day (8-12) five days a week-and have for 30+ years. Writing
is horribly hard work. Being a brain surgeon is far easier-or at least there
are more successful brain surgeons than successful freelancers.
But sailing and writing are a perfect match. They go together hand-
in-glove. I'm completely lit-up on life. Everything which happens to
me-the good, the bad & the ugly-is a story I can't wait to write
down, to share, to celebrate.
If you 'write it down' often, you get good at it. Writing is like a mus-
cle: if you exercise it, it gets stronger You don't have to be smart-in
fact, often intelligence is a hindrance.
Of course, there is a secret to good writing-and that is the captur-
ing of the truth. That is the elemental job of an artist, any artist, to cap-
ture the truth. Oh, you can lie to your teacher, your mother and your
spouse ... but eventually your typewriter reveals you. If you write long
enough, the writing submerges and your very own personality shines
brightly through, for good or ill.
This is what people think of as 'style.' People tell me, "Oh, you have
a comic style' or a '... loving style' or a 'down-home style.'
I don't have a style. I just have a weird, watery personality called
me-and I've written for so long that it comes shining through
What I do is simple. I have a blank page. The graphic artist has a blank
canvas. The movie director a blank screen ... and it is our job to inject
emotion onto it.
That is what I do. I get the emotion from within my breast onto the print-
ed page ... just like Winslow Homer, Ron Howard and Michael Jackson do
in their respective mediums.
Laughter and tears are my highest compliments.
... actually, if I was the writer I'd like to be-I'd be able to make you
laugh AND cry at the same time.
But I am not the writer I want to be. Not by a long shot. I'm a three
on my own scale of ten.
I believe that I have written about 18 to 22 good pages in my 30+
years of trying. This doesn't discourage me. In fact, it makes me ...
My goal isn't to make a million dollars or be on the national bestseller
lists (although that sure would be swell) but to write another good de-
clarative sentence which makes my readers laugh or cry or think.
The real challenge after all these years is to keep the carrot the correct
distance away If I start thinking I'm clever, I'll get complacent (smirk, smirk)
and will soon lose my creative edge. If I dwell on how far I fall short (by read-
ing Harry Crews or Anne Tyler) then I'll get too discouraged by realizing that
there simply aren't enough years left for me to properly learn my craft.
So I have to be ... well, compassionate with myself. I have to tell my-
self that, yes, I've come a long way-but, yes, I also have a long way to
go. I can't rest on my laurels. I have to add skills to my toolbox on a daily
basis. I have to constantly reach for slightly more than I can grasp.
Being a writer and boater are a perfect match. Both are fiercely in-
dependent. Both require strong faith, hard work, bravery, and (most
of all) tenacity.
I'm 57 and have lived 49 of my years aboard. I'm a perpetual outsid-
er. I live at anchor, surrounded by the world's most effective moat. I am,
literally, All at Sea on many levels. People are my species ... but not
quite. I maintain a certain distance, a certain strange water-borne ob-
jectivity in relationship to the shore-huggers. I live more fluidly, more
naturally, closer to the bone.
Mother Nature and Mother Ocean are the same to me. Ditto God.
The sea is my cathedral-the face of a wave my personal, private place
I have simple rules for my national magazine features: #1 Show don't
tell. #2 Illuminate don't describe. #3 Advance the action.
Every story of mine vaguely follows the same format: the classic 'Q'
story. I start with people revealing character within some physical action
and I make a promise. That's the beginning. I keep the promise. That's
the muddle ... er, middle. And then I refer back to the beginning to give
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a sense of closure. To put it another way, I
start at the top, write everything inside my
circle which has to be there and nothing
which doesn't ... and then I tie my circle to-
gether with a '' mark which points back to
my beginning to give a sense of finality.
The reason I can be so frank with the
innermost professional secrets of my life
is that I know 99.9% of the people read-
ing this won't have the self-discipline to
become a successful freelancer-and the
few who do will be such wonderful folks,
hey, why not help them out?
Once upon a time I was a professional stage actor, and, like all ac-
tors, I knew I had to earn my applause nightly.
This 'earning my applause' has served me well as a writer-only my
national applause now takes between nine and fourteen months to
reach my straining, cupped ears.
But when I was an actor, I needed a theater, stage-hands, lighting
When I played music for money, I needed a bar room, 110 volt plug,
an amp, and an audience.
... once, while working as a professional photographer, I happened
to notice two lovers in a park. They were about to kiss. I brought my
camera up ... and, alas, destroyed their romantic moment and my
photograph with my intrusive clumsiness.
I have none of these problems as a writer I am GOD of my page. I
need no one. I need nothing. And I deserve all the credit.
This morning I awoke and looked over at my wife Carolyn sleep-
ing beside me. Her face was slack. One hand was thrown back above
her dark Italian head, revealing the stubble of her underarm. Her hair
was a storm of tangles. She snored. But there was a delicious swell of
breast and an enticing roundness of buttock. A dark, arched eyebrow.
A strand of rich, luxuriant hair She has given me much over the years.
I'm so grateful to her. I do not deserve her-and yet I am who I am
because of her. She was only young once, and she shared that youth
with me. And she give me our daughter, Roma Orion. And she gave
me ... gives me ... respect, encouragement, and support every single
day, day-after-day, year-after-year. Sometimes I have to blink to make
sure she is real and that she really is my lover-that I haven't made it all
up. We have been together now-undersail as husband and wife-for
over 39 years. We are seldom more than eight feet apart-when we
laugh, puke, shit or fart. I have seen her at her very best and at her very
worst ... crying, bleeding and snot-nosed ... laughing, dancing, and
singing drunkenly at the moon ... yet she is still the eternal mystery to
me. She is a woman, not a girl. She is my Sphinx. She has secret places.
Needs. Talents. Hopes. Fears. And I thrill to make her moan, to watch
her toes curl, to, once again, see that secret smile of utter satisfaction
... and then to ruthlessly get it all down on paper, precisely so.
What job in this universe could be better? -&
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives aboardWild Card with his wife Carolyn and
cruises throughout the world. He is the author of "Chasing the Horizon"
by American Paradise Publishing, "Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsies" and
"The Collected Fat." For more Fat-flashes, see fattygoodlander.com.
SAILING WITH CHARLIE
THE BOAT KNIFE
These days every sailor worth his salt carries a boat
knife: a multi-purpose tool with many attachments.
Most useful of the attachments are the knife, the pli-
ers/wire cutters combo, various sizes of screwdrivers, file, tin
opener, and cut-anything blades. A cruising sailor will likely
use his boat knife daily to undo shackles, cut lines, prepare
fishing tackle, fasten and unfasten just about anything. A 3001b
deck ape on a racing boat might use the file to clean his teeth,
the knife to trim his nails, the pliers to pull a tooth, as well as
more general nautical applications when on the race course.
Just last week Charlie was sailing in the French islands with
a group of guests, one of whom was a keen fisherman. Whilst
rigging his fishing line on one of the sugar scoops of the
chartered catamaran, the fisherman asked Charlie if he could
borrow his Leatherman (the brand name of the most popular
boat knife) and Charlie handed it over-never to see it again.
It was claimed by Davy Jones.
The guest was profuse with apologies and promised to
replace it at the earliest possible time. At the very next an-
chorage, which happened to be St Barth, true to his word
the errant guest went to the nearby chandlery and bought a
replacement boat knife, a Leatherman.
Back at the boat he handed the brand new knife to Charlie
who was happy to have this essential tool close at hand once
again. All the guests were gathered in the cockpit as Charlie
examined the attachments one by one. A look of amazement
crossed his face as he opened up a pair of nail scissors, a
cocktail fork, a spreading knife for butter or pate. Gone was
the file, the tin opener, the saw blade ... He examined the
side for the manufacturer's stamp and sure enough it said
Leatherman. Then in flowery lettering it said the name of the
chandlery and "St Barthelemy." This must be the French ver-
sion, perhaps a customized edition. But the French are a sail-
ing nation-it was a mystery.
It didn't take Charlie long to come up with the solution.
This model must be the 'Leathergay' Charlie thought. He
checked the maker's name again but there was no mistake.
However the new boat knife was referred to as "Leathergay"
for the rest of the trip.
As if by divine intervention when Charlie checked in at air-
port security on his way back to the BVI, he had forgotten to
put the boat knife in his checked baggage. He was relieved
of the offensive knife by a security agent who eyed Charlie
suspiciously when he seemed almost glad to be rid of the
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2009 OPTINAM HELD IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
drawn from 23 Nations competed at the 2009 IODA
OPTINAM (North American Optimist Championship) at
Boca Chica, DR from June
30 to July 8. The organizing commit-
tee was the Dominican Optimist As-
For the first time since 2000, an
American won the challenging event,
14 year old Christopher Williford
from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. From
day one, Williford led the fleet. Only
on the last day of racing he showed
some weakness, but managed to stay
ahead with a two point lead over Bri-
an Higgins from Argentina. American
Axel Sly took bronze and Puerto Ri-
co's Juanky Perdomo finished fourth.
During the last three OPTINAMs
and at World level, Puerto Rico has
been doing extremely well, but the "
top sailors aged out of the class.
Juanky Perdomo and Victor "Tito"
Aponte (17th) now set the example
for the next generation PUR Sailors.
Both countries with three sailors in the top 10, America and Argentina
dominated the fleet. First girl Claudia Mazzaferro finished 12th and Do-
minican Rodrigo Delgado proudly took the 15th spot on the podium.
Continued on page 22
A REPORT FROM TEAM BVI
British Virgin Islands Country Rep Richard Wooldridge attended
OPTINAM with five team BVI sailors, Coach Chris Watters and
Team Leader Mike Donovan, and sent All at Sea the following
report from Boca Chica:
"The BVI qualified for five spaces. Mollee Donovan and Ja-
son Putley (who are team BVI veterans after competing in OP-
TINAM '08 in Curacao) were joined by Kairon Branch, Robert
Poole and nine year old Ryan Wooldridge. Coach Chris was able
to spend a couple of days with the team practicing starts and
getting to know the sailing area off Boca Chica, just 20 minutes
East of Santo Domingo.
"Just getting to the race area involved an hour-long sail along
the beach inside the reef, past the commercial port and then
two miles dead upwind to the middle of the bay. Not for the
"Before the racing started in earnest, all 198 competitors with
their team coaches, leaders, reps and a whole ensemble of fami-
lies coached off to the Naval Base in the city for a grand opening
ceremony. This was the first major sailing event to be hosted by
the DR and they were very proud to show their colours. Five years
ago they didn't even have an Optimist fleet, but now their young
sailors addressed the entire audience, proudly welcoming all their
competitors in Spanish and English.
"After two days of racing, our team narrowly missed out on
qualifying for the team racing event. Only the top 16 nations
could race and we were 17th! Undeterred, we watched the ac-
tion from the beach and learnt a lot just by watching. Team Peru
only made the semis.
"The following day, Sunday, was a rest day so we signed up for a
'truck safari' into the hills. Fantastic fruit, busy and poor but happy
villages, a monster waterfall, a cigar making competition and the
best chicken soup any of us had ever tasted. After three hours
bouncing around in the back of a dusty truck for the return leg, the
team was happy to jump into the hotel pool before dinner.
"All the OPTINAM participants were able to stay in the Domini-
can Bay Hotel which made it a pretty lively place! Groups of young
sailors getting to know each other, and swapping stories and expe-
riences, is what the International Optimist Association is all about.
"At the award ceremony, team BVI didn't feature in any of the
prizes but our sailors did very well. They had great team spirit,
none of them gave up in any of the races; they thoroughly enjoyed
themselves and were also great ambassadors for the BVI. Mollee
126th, Jason 132nd, Robert 168th, Ryan 173rd and Kairon 190th.
"Absolutely full marks to the Regatta team in the DR whose 120
volunteers put on a nearly flawless event at the first time of ask-
ing. The RBVIYC, as the BVI's National Authority for sailing, sub-
mitted a bid for the 2011 OPTINAM regatta, to be evaluated at a
meeting during the Optimist World Championships in Brazil. For
some great pictures from the DR visit www.OPTINAM09.org."
BVI report by Richard Wooldridge
Continued from page 20
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and Peru the overall champion. The team racing took place just in
front of the beach in Boca Chica, where Optimist fans gathered to
have a close view of the matches and encourage their teams.
Eduordo Verdeja and his OPTINAM 2009 Dominican Optimist
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American Championship: 198 sailors representing 22 countries from
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ISAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ALEC ANDERSON EXCELS IN LASER RADIAL CLASS
sailing talent gathered
in Buzios, Brazil July 9
to 18 for racing at the Interna-
tional Sailing Federation's 39th
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World
Championship. Close to 300
of the world's top sailors rep-
resenting 59 nations were sail-
ing in seven different classes.
Mayumi Roller (ISV), Alec An-
derson (IVB), Ard and Philipine
van Aanholt (AHO), Donico
Brown (BAH), Jasia King (LCA),
Raul Rios and Antonio Sifre 0
Torren (PUR), Tyler Rice & Wil-
liam Gibbons (ISV) represented
The event, open to competi- >
tors who do not exceed the age
of 18 during the calendar year
of the event, represents the un-
disputed pinnacle of youth sailing. Entry is restricted to one boat
per nation, per event, so the sailors already had to win through
their national qualification series to earn their place in Brazil.
The Boys One Person Dinghy- Laser Radial event had a huge
entry this year, with over 50 nations represented in the fleet. Alec
Anderson from the British Virgin Islands, Donico Brown from the
Bahamas and Curacao's Ard van Aanholt started in this event, a
much better choice for the boy's then last years Laser full rig. In
the Girls Laser Radial event, Mayumi "Mimi" Roller and Philipine
van Aanholt, former Optimist opponents at the water but friends
on shore, both raced. Jasia King represented St. Lucia in this class
and made her debut. Following 2008, where the 29er was equip-
ment for the Boy's and Girl's Two Person Dinghy events, in Brazil
this year the 420 returned to the Youth Worlds fold. The 2008 Op-
timist World champion Raul Rios and crew Antonio Sifre Torren
and Tyler Rice and Billy Gibbons sailed the Boys 420 class.
St. John's Roller was one of 23 competitors in Buzios thanks to
funding from ISAF's Athlete Participation Programme (APP), follow-
ing in the footsteps of her brother who took part at the 2007 Youth
Worlds in Canada. The APP provides sailors with funding support to
help them with travel and entry costs to attend the championship,
as well as providing coaching at the event with the ISAF Coach,
who this year was Santi Lange. "It's a really good programme,"
Roller said at the event. "I was also on it last year in Denmark. Santi
is a really great guy, He's really knowledgeable about everything
and he's really easy to talk to. It's been a great experience."
Final results: AlecAnderson from the tiny island Tortola showed
the world that kids from the Caribbean know how to sail by fin-
ishing 7th at his last Youth Worlds, a very remarkable and hon-
ourable position for the British Virgin Islander. The Boys Laser
event was won by Sam Meech from New Zealand. At his first ISAF
youth Worlds, 15 year old Ard van Aanholt from Curacao showed
potential and class by scoring a 29th overall among 53 talented
young sailors. Donico Brown from the Bahamas learned a lot at
his first Youth Worlds. In the 420 Boys class, Tyler Rice and Billy
Gibbons scored a 24 overall and Raul Rios and Antonio Sifre Tor-
ren from Puerto Rico finished 27th.
In the Girl's Laser fleet, Singapore's Elizabeth Yin was the
new leader, Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark took Silver and
Mathilde Kerangat brought home the Bronze for France. Mimi
Roller finished at a respectable 14th place overall. Philipine van
Aanholt who had a World title in the Splash class last year ended
up at 25. Jasia King from St. Lucia finished all her races and had
a great experience.
In the battle for the Volvo Trophy, the prize for top nation
was awarded to France, followed by Great Britain and Italy. Next
year the prestigious ISAF Youth Worlds will be held in Turkey
and provides a new chance for the worlds best youth sailors to
show their progress.
Report submitted by Marjolein van Aanholt-Grol
RIOS & SIFRE TAKE 1ST
PLACE IN PENSACOLA
P.R. SAILORS ARE U.S. JUNIOR
he Snipe Class International Racing Association-USA
recently held its 2009 National Championship at
Pensacola Yacht Club. In the Junior Championships,
Puerto Rican sailors Raul Rios and crew, Antonio Sifre, both
15, consistently dominated their five-race series with five
straight bullets. Sailing conditions at Pensacola Bay were
variable, with winds 3-15 knots and currents of 2-3 knots.
The new U.S. Snipe champions received perpetual tro-
phies for both the skipper and crew; this is the first time the
trophies have left the continental USA. Immediately after the
awards ceremony, Raul and Antonio returned to Puerto Rico
to continue training in 1-420 for the ISAF's 2009 Volvo Youth
Worlds Championship held July 9-18 in Buzios, Brazil. They
also planned to attend the Snipe Junior World Champion-
ship August 22-28 in San Diego.
Prior to the US Nationals, Raul and Antonio finished first at
the First Puerto Rico National Snipe Championship, the first
qualifier event for next year's Central American Games to be
held in Puerto Rico.
Since winning the 2008 Optimist World Championship,
Raul has been sailing Snipe and 1-420. "My years in Optimist
taught me the importance of discipline, training and dedica-
tion. Sailing is my passion, I like to be out there and make my
own choices. My dream is getting to go to the Olympics in
470. Training in these two boats helps me prepare for that."
For complete race results, visit www.snipeus.org.
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GULF RASCAL WINS JULY OPEN
BUT"GRANDER" BLUE MARLIN CREATE BUZZ
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
3 to 6 out of St. Thomas proved that the grand or better
yet "grander" fish stories of old can come true anew. In
addition to down-to-the-wire tournament action that didn't
see Gulf Rascal, a 68-foot Hatteras owned by Florida's Rod Windley,
declared winner until lines out the last day, two boats hooked up
1000-pound-plus blue marlin.
Florida angler, J.R. Bergeron, aboard his 47-foot Cabo, Reel Escape,
and not fishing in the JOBT, was the first to hook up a dream 'Big
Daddy' blue marlin.
"We were just out for a fun day of fishing, me, the captain and our
mate," says Bergeron. "We saw two 300- to 400-pounders in the morn-
ing and pulled the hook on both. It was about 6 p.m. when Capt. Rusty
Watters said, 'Let's make one more turn on the Drop.' Bam. I knew it
was a big one when I hooked up."
Bergeron fought the mega blue marlin for 8 12-hours as dusk turned
to dark and nearly to dawn. The fish sounded, or shot straight for the
sea floor, for a long time before Bergeron finally got it up to the back of
the boat where it took all three of them to wire it and make the release.
"Its bill and tail fin extended a foot or two on either side of the tran-
som and my transom is 15-foot 10-inches, so we estimated the marlin
was a good 18-foot long and it was also wide," says Bergeron.
Knowing that a blue marlin this big is female made it a no-brainer to
release, said a conservation-
J R rg on standing by his minded Bergeron.
Reel Esca e h fought a 1000. Reel Escape's no-show at
pound-plus hi h over ig th urs the dock by midnight com-
bined with no way to commu-
nicate with the vessel since cell
phones and VHF radios don't
reach 20-plus miles offshore
led Bergeron's frantic family to
put a call into the U.S. Coast
Guard. A rescue helicopter
dispatched from Puerto Rico
located the vessel and didn't
leave until guardsmen got a
thumbs up from the crew that
all was well.
The next day, tourna-
ment and Texas angler, Don
Schmidt, fishing aboard his 64-
foot Viking, Omi Gosh, hooked
up another grander-plus blue
marlin at mid-day.
"It was easily over 1200
pounds," says Schmidt, whose
nephew, James, offered a more graphic description: "It looked like a
big truck barreling down at us."
Schmidt elected to let the fish go and stay in the tournament run-
ning, where time and number of fish count more than fish size.
"The bad thing about letting it go was that we thought no one would
believe us about its size," says Schmidt. "The good thing was having
the observer onboard who verified the marlin's size." A certified IGFA
(International Game Fishing Association) observer was on board Omi
Gosh, as there were on every boat in the all-release JOBT
There have been four grander or 1000-pound blue marlin caught
in Virgin Islands waters. The first world record blue marlin caught in a
tournament was set by angler Elliot Fishman in the 1968 JOBT with a
It wasn't big fish, but the most fish released first, that won the 2009
JOBT for Gulf Rascal. The boat, with Capt. Billy Borer at the helm and
Lee Steiner, Rick Steiner, Joel Findley and Gerald McKenna as anglers,
caught and released five blue marlin.
Fishing got off to a slow start, yet Gulf Rascal anglers released a pair
of blues including the first fish of the tournament to take an early
lead. Day two turned even more productive when Gulf Rascal added
three more marlin releases to its team's score.
"The bite turned on, especially in the afternoon," says Borer.
"We pitched to three, hooked all three, and caught and released
The last day, the fleet was glued to the VHF to see if Gulf Rascal or
Rude Awakening, a 55-foot Viking owned by Florida angler Rudy Pol-
selli, Jr, would win. Rude Awakening started into day three with three
releases and quickly added a fourth. It was 3:15 p.m., with 45 minutes
left in the tournament, when Rude Awakening released its fifth blue
marlin, a feat that tied Gulf Rascal on count.
"We hoped we'd catch another or they (Rude Awakening) wouldn't,"
says Gulf Rascal's Borer, who got his wish to win.
For full results, visit www.vigfc.com ri
D.A. SEA WINS 14TH
ANNUAL CAICOS CLASSIC
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
A slow start made for an exciting finish at the 14th An-
nual Caicos Classic Release Tournament held June 8
to 13 out of Turtle Cove Marina, Providenciales, in the
Turks and Caicos Islands. The eight boat fleet released a total
of 10 blue marlin and three white marlin over four days of fish-
ing, with D.A. Sea declared the winner on points and time.
The fleet went nearly fishless the first day. D.A. Sea, skip-
pered by Capt. Rob Valco, never thought they'd get on the
scoreboard either when anglers pulled hooks on three blue
marlin all before noon. Lady luck smiled come afternoon
when the vessel finally released a blue with only 18 minutes
left in the fishing day. Lady Tamara released a white marlin
shortly after the D.A. Sea team released its blue.
Come Day 2, the scoreboard inked up with a while marlin
release by No Excuse, a blue by Trouble Maker, and a blue
by Chucke II, last year's winner, all by 10 a.m. The bite shut off
right after that, but it returned on Day 3 when the fleet collec-
tively released six fish. D.A. Sea kept its lead with the release
of a while marlin in the morning and blue in the afternoon.
Chucke II and Trouble Maker released a blue apiece, while
Long Distance caught its first blue marlin.
The fourth and final day was quiet. Only Panoply released
a blue marlin, and that was after missing a double header
and having another blue in the spread at the time of release.
The rest of the fleet floundered with the bad luck of missed
hook-ups or pulled hooks.
Still, D.A. Sea's two blue and a white (800 points) were enough
to earn the vessel the Top Boat prize. Both Troublemaker and
Chucke II released two blues (600 points), but Troublemaker
earned theirs first to finish second and Chucke II third.
In May 2010, the winning D.A. Sea team will represent the
Turks and Caicos in the IGFA (International Game Fishing As-
sociation) Offshore World Championship, competing against
more than 65 other countries.
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Fourth time proved a charm for team Double Dog at the
2009 Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC), a quintet of
tournaments that has taken place since 1973 in the Baha-
mas from April through June. After finishing third overall in the
2002 and 2003 BBCs and fourth overall in 2004, Don McKinney's
66-foot Hines Farley amassed 7,000 points with the release of
six blue marlin, three white marlin, six sailfish and bonus points
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The BBC kicked off in Bimini and saw Robert Bennett's
Crush 'Em win with one blue marlin release. Leg two, fished
out of Central Abaco, saw Double Dog lead, with Don
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we made the gaff. Lines were out at 4 p.m. and we were still
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ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY MIKE SHAW
Before deciding to cruise full time, my wife Kylie and I had
spent our summers sailing in our home waters of Georgian
Bay, Ontario. Although the Great Lakes offer sailors chal-
lenges, we had never faced any that would have forced us
to resort to heavy weather tactics.
This void in our experience was lingering in the back of our minds
as we prepared to sail Meggie, our 30 foot wooden ketch, southbound
to the tropics and I resorted to reading books on the subject. I have a
deep admiration for all of the pioneer sailors, such as Slocum, Chich-
ester, Knox Johnson, Moitesser and Eric and Susan Hiscock. While
unique, they have shared a common obstacle, the sea.
Perhaps the most useful book I read was "Storm Tactics," written by
Lin and Larry Pardey. It's by no means an adventure novel but if you
plan to cross the Atlantic for the first time tomorrow, I would be sure
to read it today.
Armed with all this knowledge we rushed Meggie out into 40 knots
of wind, right? Well, maybe not 40 knots, but we did practice the most
important tactic called "heaving to." Although Meggie is small, she
is a classic full-keeled ketch and behaves really well in the hove to
position. Lying 50-60 degrees off the wind while drifting slowly to lee-
ward, a wonderful turbulent slick billows out to windward created by
her long keel. I had read about the extraordinary effect this slick has on
the on-coming seas and was amazed the first time I saw it; it actually
breaks the sea before it reaches the boat.
We have hove to under main and mizzen alone, but the common
method is to back a stay sail. We chose this method off the Georgia
Coast one evening as an awesome storm cloud charged towards us like
a stampede of wild horses. We doused the Yankee, reefed the mizzen,
and double reefed the main. Then, as the wind shifted, we backed the
stay sail, and put the tiller down roughly 20-30 degrees. We sat comfort-
ably hove to through winds screaming up to 50 knots for 45 minutes
while taking photographs and watching the beast pass overhead.
Confident in our abilities to heave to, one question still remained. When
is it time? We asked ourselves this question regularly one night while 300
nm out of Jamaica en route to Honduras, as the wind piped up to 30-
35 knots. Fortunately, our course was downwind, but the following seas
were quite big and by midnight they were breaking. We ran under double
reefed main alone, trying not to sail too fast. We were prepared to heave
to if conditions worsened, but saw that Meggie rose gracefully to each
passing wave so we decided to keep running. This was a great experience
and we took comfort in knowing that we could assume a safe position.
During our Caribbean loop we encountered only a few occasions of
heavy weather while at sea, but thinking back upon those times, I was
glad to know the alternatives to running scared. For some cruisers re-
frigeration, amp hours and Wi-Fi seem to have taken priority over gain-
ing the knowledge to keep them safe at sea and as a result we have
heard wild stories involving sailors caught in conditions that they were
unprepared to handle. One involved a large sailboat with a powerful
turbo diesel engine. Assuming they could out-run bad weather, the crew
feared for their lives as they were caught by the storm while navigating
an inlet. Another couple we know had worked their way from Florida to
Venezuela aboard a 42 footer but lacked the confidence to sail free of
the engine and relied completely on it to keep them safe.
My hat goes off to every sailor out here living his or her dreams. Although
it may be true that with today's marine weather communications, one can go
from island to island and avoid dealing with heavy weather, remember that
the sea cannot always be predicted. It should be every sailor's responsibility
BY ANDY SCHELL
A rwen set sail from Dominica, after sunset but long before
the half-moon would rise. The evening was exceptional-
ly dark and Arwen was happy, romping along on a broad
reach bound for St. Lucia. My team of high-schoolers guided her
through the inky night, taking four-hour turns at the watch, steer-
ing by hand. They'd plotted a compass course, but that evening
we'd be steering by the stars, for the Southern Cross shone low
and bright on the horizon, and right ahead, leading us south.
We have a GPS aboard Arwen, but the kids don't know that.
They'd be navigating the real way, using careful DR tracks, three-
bearing fixes and the heavens. At the outset of our month-long
cruise, I'd harped on real seamanship they'd learn how to han-
dle the 50-footer under sail alone, and only then would they be
allowed the start the engine, useful as a luxury, but not a neces-
sity. Just the same, they'd learn to navigate by wind and waves,
landmarks and sun sights, and once they'd mastered this dying
art, I might decide to show them the GPS another luxury worth
having but not required if one really understood what navigating
was all about. You don't need celestial navigation. But once mas-
tered, you'll wonder why you ever sailed without it.
As a beginner, celestial was a black art, a mystery to me until I
came upon a book by a Mr. Hewitt Schlereth, recommended to
me by a sailor/writer acquaintance of mine, John Kretschmer. Just
as Stephen Hawking unlocked the mysteries of the heavens in his
"The Universe in a Nutshell," so does Schlereth in "Celestial in a
Nutshell." Schlereth lifts the fog of celestial, de-mystifying the art
in surprisingly few pages.
The navigator's most prized possession is his sextant, a work
of art itself. Kretschmer goes so far as to claim a good sextant is
better than the best pickup line at a bar, and I'm not one to ar-
gue. One benefit of the 'death' of celestial in the GPS age is the
amount of quality sextants available second-hand. I picked up a
Japanese-built Tamaya sextant, a bronze model, for $275.00 at
Sailorman in Ft. Lauderdale. The sextant was produced in 1978,
older than me, but was maintained in its mahogany box and with
a good cleaning, it is as good as new. In fact, during my introduc-
tion to celestial at one of John's workshops in Florida, I practiced
with an old sextant that had been 'round Cape Horn with him in
1984, the year I was born, and it performed wonderfully. The best-
to learn how to handle his or her vessel in rough weather Written knowl-
edge is available to us all. I am happy to have learned the easy way
Mike and Kylie are currently sailing Meggie through the Great Lakes.
They are heading home for the first time in three years and taking a
break from the sea. Fair winds to all of our cruising friends.
value new sextant
is the Astra III-B
less than $1000.
Davis makes qual-
ity plastic models
for much less.
quired on all sailing ships, is an absolute necessity for practic-
ing celestial. It's published yearly, and contains information on
the workings of the heavens. From the Almanac, the mystery
begins to unfold, as you begin predicting the location of the
sun and the stars by the season, the month, the day and the
hour. You'll need the Almanac to correct your sextant sights,
and one can be picked up at most chandleries. I get mine each
year from Bluewater Books in Ft. Lauderdale, who will ship any-
Finally, the last pieces of the puzzle lay in the Sight Reduction
Tables, a three-volume series produced by the US government,
known as "Pub. HO 249." The first two volumes cover latitudes 0
degrees to 80 degrees latitude, and the last volume is titled "Se-
lected Stars, for identifying the 57 navigational stars. The tables
take the advanced mathematics of the lost art out of the equation
entirely, turning celestial into "child's play," as Bernard Moitessier
once put it.
John Kretschmer believes celestial is making a comeback, as
modern sailors become disgruntled, shackled to technology. Like
the ten teenagers aboard Arwen, bound ultimately for Trinidad,
the true navigator is at once freed from the chains of the GPS,
instead existing in the tangible world of sun and stars, wind and
waves. With celestial, he is the magician and the GPS like the
engine is a luxury. -
Andy Schell is a professional captain and freelance writer, based in
the Caribbean, Annapolis and Stockholm, depending on the sea-
son. He lives aboard his yawlArcturus with Mia, his fiancee. Contact
him at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fathersonsailing.com.
SPOTS OR FINGERPRINTS?
THE SHELL OF THE FLAMINGO TONGUE
ARTICLE & PHOTO BY BECKY A. BAUER
water photography is a Flamingo Tongue
poised on a sea fan. Even the most ama-
teur of photographers can take a good shot
since the Flamingo Tongue is very slow and its leopard
spotted shells make beautiful contrast to the purple and
red sea fans upon which we find them. When teaching
underwater photography or leading divers, I count on
Flamingo Tongues to provide subject matter.
Flamingo Tongues, Cyphoma gibbosum, are marine
mollusks of the family ovulidae, marine snails closely re-
lated to cowries. They are gastropods; previously called
uni-valves for they have only one shell rather than two
(as do oysters and scallops). They live on coral reefs in
the tropical waters of the Western Atlantic and Carib-
bean. The Flamingo Tongues' cousins, the Fingerprint
Tongues, Cyphoma signatum, also live in the Western f .
Atlantic and Caribbean but sightings of them are rare. ..
There are four other species, however, they are rarer
than the Fingerprint Tongues and, while there is men-
tion of them in scientific literature, it is almost impos-
sible to find photographs or detailed information.
Except for the coloration of their mantles, the Flamin-
go and Fingerprint Tongues seem to be identical. Their I
shells, when mature, are approximately 1 inch long, ta-
pering slightly on both ends with a somewhat thicker,
domed center. From white to apricot in color, the shells .
have long been used in jewelry and decorative items. .
Tongue mollusks feed upon the tiny polyps of soft,
branching gorgonian corals more commonly known as
sea fans and sea whips. While we might assume their .
feeding damages the coral, the damage is only tempo-
rary and the devoured polyps repopulate.
Often found in pairs, studies indicate that the pairs
usually consist of one male and one female. Like many
other mollusk species, they locate each other by leav-
ing mucous trails along the coral. Some scientists be-
lieve that adult Tongue mollusks aggregate at certain
times during the year when they disperse chemical
signals known as pheromones over many sea miles.
No courting rituals occur and mating lasts up to
Female Tongues deposit tiny egg capsules in the
bare spots created as they feed upon the gorgonians.
The egg deposit activity generally occurs during lu-
nar cycles and females can deposit multiple groups
About 10 days after the eggs are deposited, microscopic larvae
hatch and become part of the floating mass of life known as sea
snow or plankton. No one knows how long it is before the larvae
develop into juvenile Tongues but eventually the juveniles land on
a coral reef where they fix themselves to the underside of the gor-
gonians. At this stage, the juveniles are no bigger than a grain of
rice and appear to be either translucent or part of the gorgonian
since some take on the color of the host coral. As with so many
other marine species, very little is known about the life cycles of
any of the Tongue mollusks so there is no data on life spans, age of
maturity, length of the larval stage, growth of the juveniles. There is
so much yet to learn.
The only apparent difference between the Flamingo Tongue and
the Fingerprint Tongue is the pattern and coloration. As in the photo,
the Flamingo Tongue has leopard-like spots. The Fingerprint Tongue
has oval-like spots filled with fine, dark, curving lines resembling fin-
gerprints. If we remove their spots so that all we have left are the
shells, none of us would know which one was the Flamingo and which
was the Fingerprint. Once the Tongue shells die, their leopard spots
and fingerprints disappear.
Why do the spots and fingerprints disappear? The spots are not
"The colorful protective
mantles of the Flamingo and
Fingerprint Tongues may be
the very thing that leads them
to their demise, however. Not
that long ago, the Flamingos
were plentiful throughout the
Western Atlantic and Carib-
bean, but they are becoming
more difficult to find. "
actually on the shell. The
spotted patterns are pres-
ent only on the mantle,
which is an extension of
the sac that protects the
Tongues' internal organs.
The Tongue mollusks ex-
tend their mantles outside
of their body cavities and
cover their shells.
Extending the mantles
to cover their shells is
a defense mechanism.
There are toxins in the
soft corals upon which the
Tongues feed. The toxins do not affect the Tongues but they make
the Tongue mollusks distasteful to most predators. These toxins are
stored in the mantles. The bright spots and patterns warn most fish
away although Caribbean lobster, hogfish, and puffer fish seem im-
mune to the taste, making them the main Cyphoma predators.
The colorful protective mantles of the Flamingo and Fingerprint
Tongues may be the very thing that leads them to their demise, how-
ever Not that long ago, the Flamingos were plentiful throughout the
Western Atlantic and Caribbean but they are becoming more difficult
to find. Most divers and swimmers are unaware that the very spots and
fingerprint patterns protecting the mollusks from marine predators are
merely thin membranes. Once Tongues are collected from the reef,
the patterned membranes shrivel up and crumble away as the helpless
creature within the shell dies. -
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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i :i- who has watched an episode of the reality TV show,
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-:: ,,ercial fishing. Now consider that the average com-
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and operated by one or two fishermen, whose livelihood depends on
their profession, in tranquil waters that can turn wild at any minute.
Enter a volunteer project by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas
in the Virgin Islands that is putting much-needed survival kits-free-
into local commercial fishermen's hands.
The idea started two years ago when St. Thomas-based auxiliary
member Jim "CC" Kreglo learned from Howard and Jan French, at
Caribbean Inflatable Boats & Life Rafts in St. Thomas, that the expired
life-saving supplies they replaced during routing refitting of cruise ship
life rafts were being thrown away because the company didn't have
storage space. Kreglo knew that most of these supplies had a life that
far outlasted the stamped expiration date. Flares, for example, lose
only about one percent of their potency annually.
Kreglo collected the supplies over time and stored them in his of-
fice at Compass Point Marina. Then, while on assignment as an EMT
trainer for the Commercial Emergency Response Team in Florida, he
networked with the organization to get about 100 canvas backpacks
donated. An auxiliary member with a plane volunteered to deliver the
backpacks to St. Thomas at no cost. The backpacks provided Kreglo
and his fellow members with a vehicle to create individual kits with the
supplies that the fishermen could easily keep on board to grab in case
Some 460 commercial fishermen in the U.S. Virgin Islands are re-
quired to renew their licenses annually in July. The auxiliary contacted
the St. Thomas Fisherman's Association and timed the first kit distri-
bution for May 2008 at the Frenchtown Community Center. Twelve
auxiliary members met with a packed room of fishermen, taking time
to explain the kits' contents and uses.
"We have two requirements in order for commercial fishermen to
receive a kit," Kreglo says. "First, that they be registered commercial
fishermen. Secondly, that they own a boat."
Duane Minton, the St. Croix-based commander for the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary in the Virgin Islands, says, "One of the nicest "thank
yous" we received was when a fisherman said no one in a blue uniform
had given them anything by a citation before. This survival kit project
helped us get to know this close-knit community. The beauty of the
auxiliary is that we conduct free vessel safety checks and can make
safety recommendations to fishermen, but we don't have enforcement
powers and therefore don't write tickets."
Auxiliary members have since met with Northside St. Thomas fisher-
men at Hull Bay and handed out kits to the smaller community of com-
mercial fishermen on St. John. About 100 kits have been distributed so
far and this summer the group will expand the program to St. Croix. In-
quires have even come from Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands.
While expanding, the auxiliary has been innovating. "One of the
toughest things to see during a helicopter search and rescue mission is a
person floating in the water," says Minton. The kits now contain 300 feet
of signal tape similar to the bright yellow crime scene tape police use. A
fishermen stranded in the water can unravel the tape and both the color
and increased surface area of floating material can aid searchers. After
experiments revealed that the tape will sink if deployed from an anchored
boat in calm conditions, the kits now contain a balloon that fishermen can
quickly inflate and tie on the end to keep the tape from sinking.
"Many of us know someone who went to sea and didn't come
back," Kreglo says. "If our kits can save just one life, the project will
be well worth it." -
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Sides sailing Optimist dinghies cap-
tivated three-year-old Mollee
Donovan as she and her family
traveled by ferry between the
British Virgin Islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda.
Mom and Dad, Julia and Mike, made a mental
note and three years later launched their daugh-
ter into the sport of sailing by enrolling her in
the summer camp program at the Royal BVI Yacht
"The two month summer program was fun for Mollee snorkeling,
kayaking, shell collecting, and riding on ribs (inflatable dinghies)," says
Julie. "She then showed interest in learning to sail and we signed her up
for the fall after-school program-learning the Opti, tying knots, safety-
but she didn't like it and thought it was scary But, we bribed her to con-
tinue by getting her a rib and she fell for it." The rest, they say, is history.
Perseverance on Mollee's part, and great instructors at both the RB-
VIYC and BVI Watersports Centre, helped her hang in and eventually fall
in love with the sport. In fact, it was Mollee who led the Opti sail-through
at the BVI Watersports Centre when Britain's Princess Anne paid a visit
to Tortola in 2005. A year later, it was Mollee who took charge of the
sailing on a family vacation to the Dominican Republic.
"We stayed at a large resort and tried to rent a
sunfish for Mollee
and her friend but ,
the staff didn't want
to rent it to us with-
out us paying for 8t
lessons," Julia tells.
"So finally, Mollee's at
friend who speaks
them that she could
sail. So she did and
they were amazed
because she was so
small. She tookturns
taking us out all day.
"The next day, we went back and the three of us
went out again and we went for miles. But on the way
back, the wind died and Mollee couldn't sail back;
she kept going backwards. Finally, we made it near to
< shore and some people along the beach called the
watersports operation and they came and towed us
back. Mollee thought it was humiliating, but the staff
was use to it."
Today, Mollee practices three times per week-
two days after school and all day Saturday. This is no
mean feat as she commutes from Virgin Gorda to Tor-
tola, doing her homework on the ferry and arriving
home as late as 7 p.m.
One of the highlights of Mollee's Opti ca-
reer is the present of an Optimist dinghy on her
recent 12th birthday, which she's fondly named
"Last year," says Julia, "she did a sponsored sail
around Tortola on an Open-Bic with a few other
kids. The money raised was split between the kids
and the other half was donated to Peebles Hospi-
tal's children's wing. The money Mollee earned from
that went to new spars for her Opti."
Another high point for Mollee has been compet-
ing in regattas throughout the Caribbean. She sailed
her first Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta
four years ago in the beginner Green fleet. Since
then, Mollee has raced the Scotiabank Regatta each
year and competed in regattas in Puerto Rico, St.
Croix and Curacao. Her Dad has traveled with her,
serving as the BVI Team Captain.
This summer, Mollee sailed in the Optimist North
American Championships in the Dominican Repub-
lic. In the next few years, she would like to head into
Lasers when she ages out of Optis. What is Mollee's
advice to other kids just beginning Opti sailing?
"Stick with it, even if you don't like it at first,"
Mollee says. "When you get better at sailing, it will
be fun. You will get to go to different places and
meet lots of interesting people."
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.
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African Queeii IV
That's where his Cowhorn Schooner, African Queen IV, got its
start; the hull Wegman purchased, finished, rigged and sailed hard.
First, up and down the islands from Key West to Grenada for nine
years, then all the way around the world-without an engine.
Wegman's sailing story stretches back to 1971 to a first boat
that, job by job, brought him from Florida to the lagoon in St.
Thomas. There, he made and sold jewelry and small sculptures
hand-crafted using the method of lost wax casting. In the lagoon
i that decade, David teamed up with nine other sailors to purchase
one hundred acres on an island in the middle of a Maine lake. The
group built a clubhouse and ten eclectic, artistic houses. One of
them is another place David calls home.
"Every summer for thirty years I take my kids there. We're all
a big family," he explained with a smile on his face. "We've had
kids and now some of the kids have kids."
A few years later Wegman sailed to St. Barths with a set of
pastels onboard but not much money. He put together what he
had, talent and art supplies, and created a group of images that
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After the circle closed, Wegman was invited to join the teaching
team at St. John's Omega Institute held at the eco-friendly Maho Bay.
He came up with a plan to share his skills of turning trash into treasure,
the abstract into art. "I show people how to put things together us-
ing glues, latex paint, anything they have but nothing high tech." He
demonstrates the framework of combining found objects; seeds, drift-
wood, stuff from the dumpsters. "You wouldn't believe what I find in
St. John's dumpsters!" he announced enthusiastically. Before students
chose their classes they listen to introductions from the instructors.
"I tell them I'm looking for people who are told they have no artistic
talent and I want to prove them wrong. You know, if you put enough
energy into something, like the guitar, you'll learn to play."
He would know-since he never played music until the age of 25.
"I made up my mind I was going to do that. I started with a har-
monica, trained my ear; got a violin, then a banjo and a guitar. Now I
play a cello and mandolin." He plays them very well. The lyrics to his
tunes inspire thought and laughter; they're the stories of a life well
lived. Like the titles, "Out Where the Busses Don't Run" and "I Ain't
Ja Momma" that, David explains, "Just come up. I see something
buyers immediately. That success led to a commission by the propri-
etor of Le Select's hamburger stand, Eddie Stakelborough. A sign for
"Cheeseburgers in Paradise" launched a brand for Le Select along
with thousands of t-shirts and a friendship that led to yet another place
Wegman calls home.
When Eddie moved out of his room above Le Select, Wegman
moved in with paints, silkscreen materials, sculpting tools and a host
of musical instruments that occupy the space to this day. A lot of zany,
successful designs have emerged from that small space; t-shirts like
"Pirate's Ball," and "Nothing Serious Regatta," along with some of his
He put together a cruising kitty, his new boat, African Queen IV
and in 1989, left the Caribbean for what would become an eight year
circumnavigation. Many of those miles were solo, some with his ever
growing family. It wasn't a hand-to-mouth existence but one of hand-
to-brush. "I had some of my silk screens on board so I made t-shirts
along the way and pen and ink drawings of boats I met. And my paint-
ings, sometimes I sold them," he explained. "I always figured out how
to do something; how to make some money."
and know it'd make a great song. They kind of come up from paint-
ings and sculptures."
There are other havens in the world that Wegman calls home but
probably none as extraordinary as African Queen IV. Guests board by
stepping over a sign stating "Rich and Famous Only." On deck and
down below, bits and pieces of the vessel were sculpted into appeal-
ing shapes and figures, paintings wedge into nooks, and a colorful as-
semblage of found objects and collected treasures fill every space. It
is, like its owner, a one-of-a-kind artistic expression, a work in progress,
a legend of the Caribbean Sea.
The art of David Wegman can be found in St. Barths in and around Le
Select and during annual exhibits at the Bagdhad Gallery. In St. John,
head to Tall Ships in Coral Bay to find t-shirts, prints, originals and sculp-
tures. www.artistspace.com/davidwegman/davidwegman.html -
Jan Hein divides her time between Washington State and a small wood-
en boat in the Caribbean. She records her adventures on the Bahama
Breeze Restaurants-sponsored website at www.brucesmithsvoyage.com
III rl,- ,, r. rl breeding season of 2000, there were zero nests on
i..il: r ,.,ve sandy beaches. By July 2009, the count had in-
S-. -: r: i ,ests, thanks to the efforts of "sea turtle parents" Edith
:I : i.:1 -n~ der Wal and numerous volunteers in Aruba.
:i ...... -r from May through August, giant female sea turtles
-i -, r- h :' feeding areas to the regions of their birth throughout
rl,- .:,,l: I- Four species (the leatherback, loggerhead, hawks-
1: ill -, :I I'-- turtles) have their home base in Aruba. During the
: i .- : son, a single female lays multiple nests, usually three
The turtles, weighing several hundreds pounds, come ashore in the
dark, dig a hole using their rear flippers, and lay approximately 100 eggs
at a time in these "nests." The task of excavating a nest may take the tur-
tle over an hour to accomplish. She then deposits her pliable ping-pong
ball sized eggs into the chamber, covers them with sand and returns to
the sea, leaving the eggs to develop, hatch, and survive on their own.
After roughly a two-month period, a cluster of tiny hatchlings emerges
from the sand and scrambles to the sea, following the light of the moon
reflecting off the ocean. Unfortunately, their sea-finding ability can be
disrupted by artificial lights from buildings and streets. Confused, the
hatchlings wander inland and are taken by
predators, hit by vehicles or die from heat ex-
haustion in the next day's sunlight. That's one
of the reasons that only one in a thousand
hatchlings survives to adulthood.
Medical doctor Richard van der Wal and
his wife Edith, a schoolteacher, were fascinat-
ed by the beautiful but vulnerable sea crea-
tures and decided in 2000 to bring back and
protect the sea turtles that call Aruba their
home. Their enthusiasm inspired many vol-
unteers and Turtugaruba was established, a
local foundation that intensively cooperates
with the international Wider Caribbean Sea
Turtle Conservation Network.
In wintertime Richard and Edith participate
in WIDECAST's seminars, this year in Brisbane,
Australia, but during the nesting season, they
daily survey the beaches in the early morning
hours and around sunset in search of any new
nests and to monitor the registered nests
dication that the nest is empty The day after the hatchlings have
ur & left the nest, the Van der Wals dig out the nest to see if there are
a turtle parents
chard & Edith any hatchlings left or stuck in the sand and monitor the amount
van der Wal of egg shells, undeveloped yolk eggs and developed eggs that
didn't make it. They always perform this action at the same time
at 6 p.m., attracting residents and visitors alike and providing in-
formation about the sea turtles' life circle, creating awareness.
Turtugaruba features a 24 hour Turtle Hotline, (+297) 592-9393,
where all turtle activity can be reported. It is possible for humans
to share the beaches and oceans with sea turtles. We all share the
responsibility for making the beaches we enjoy a safe haven for
creatures that rely on them.
A -- Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as
A thanks the management of Divi All Inclusive Resort for their as-
sistance in the preparation of this article.
until turtle nesting
until turtle nesting A Leatherback nest in
season ends. Tourists front of the Div Res
notice eye-catching o i
red and white enclo
sures on the beaches r e b
with a warning sign
at the side to explain
the purpose. The day after the hatchlings left the
Aruba is world fa- nest Edith dug it out to monit
empty shells and undeveloped egg~' -
mous because of her
long and beautiful
beaches and during summer nesting season, those sands are crowded
with tourists. It took some time to persuade hotel managers of the
need for placing the enclosures.
These days, hotels, in particular the low rise hotels, give their full
cooperation and allow their beaches to be occupied by an increasing
amount of the red and white fences. But their cooperation works both
ways; most tourists are first amazed by the obstacles on the beach, then
their interest grows. Finally, if they are lucky to experience a part of the .
wondrous event of the hatchlings crawling to the sea or the mother cre-
ating her nest, they return home with a memorable experience.
It takes hatchlings two to three days to dig out of the nest. They usu-
ally dig and emerge as a group, leaving a small hole in the sand, the in- TUrtle Trivia
0 Sea turtles return to the beach where they
After the monitoring, holes are hatched in order to nest.
covered to nurture the beach
for other animals O Sea turtles use the earth's magnetic field to
l guide them on long journeys at sea.
O Sea turtles do not nest every year, but rather
every two to five years.
O The Leatherback sea turtles of Aruba lay
0n ". .....,~ about 115 eggs a clutch.
The Leatherback female will nest six to
e:ght times a season.
C. It .: estimated that only 1 in 1000 hatchlings
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,' Lneed our protection.
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new bar overlooking the pool, with vistas of Vieques and the Spanish
On Friday, the rendezvous hit the beach with a cookout a short
distance from the docks and a disco themed party. A total of 150
guests and participants, with afros and multi-colored shirts, partied
until the wee hours of the morning. A few of the visiting Mega Yacht
crews let curiosity and the Puerto Rican hospitality get the best of
them and joined the festivities.
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over to the neighboring Spanish Virgin Islands, Vieques and Culebra,
for a day of fun in the sun. Others stayed to enjoy the amenities at The
Yacht Club and the Palmas Del Mar Resort.
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and share experiences with other Viking Yacht Owners as well as an
opportunity to speak with Viking factory representative and members
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Josh Slayton of St. John reeled in the Largest Kingfish, a record-
setting 58.78-pounder, aboard the 33-foot custom sport fisher, World
Class Anglers. Slayton pocketed $2000 in cash, a prize sponsored by
NEMWIL, managed in the USVI by Red Hook Agencies, Inc.
The Second Largest Kingfish prize went to 14-year-old junior angler,
Robert A. Greaux, Jr., who caught a 56.66-pounder aboard C-Hawk
and won $750 in cash. Eddie Bryan, fishing aboard Jus Chillin, reeled
in a 41.91-pounder to win the Third Largest Kingfish cash prize of $500,
sponsored by Offshore Marine and Yanmar
With 18 fish (141.39-pounds) caught total, Shawn Berry aboard
Weapon of Mass Destruction won Best Boat and was awarded $1000
cash from Offshore Marine and Yanmar. The catch of four kingfish
(50.38-pounds) earned Fernando Silva, aboard Karaho, the Best
Captain award and $1000 cash from Offshore Marine and Yanmar.
Raymond Petersen's catch of a total of 141.39-pounds of fish, aboard
Weapon of Mass Destruction, earned him Best Male Angler, and a $500
cash prize from Offshore Marine and Yanmar Tarn Hildreth, aboard World
Class Angler, reeled in a total of 31.19-pounds of fish to pick up the Best
Female Angler award and a $500 cash prize from Red HookAgencies.
The Best Junior Male prize of $250 cash from Offshore Marine and
Yanmar went to Robert A. Greaux, Jr., who caught the 56.66-pound
kingfish aboard C-Hawk. Nicole Berry won the Best Junior Female
prize, $250 cash from Offshore Marine and Yanmar, with the catch of
49.28-pounds of fish, aboard Friendship.
Nearly $12,000 was awarded this year in cash and prizes. Each year,
the club makes donations to community organizations. This year's
beneficiaries were the Joseph Sibilly School, St. Thomas Rescue, the
American Red Cross, Kidscope and the Family Resource Center The
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Junior World Champion Sebastian Kornum of
Denmark and Antiguan Eli Fuller won their
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HIHO 2009 eventJune 28 to July 5. Kornum became
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afternoon race of Sandy Cay to finish the event with four
straight stage victories in one of the more impressive HIHO
victories in recent years. Fuller was even more dominant
with wins in all but one of the Techno fleet races.
Fifty competitors from 14 different countries in the two
classes raced for five days through the British Virgin Islands.
Conditions started light but built throughout the week with
the final two days seeing summer trade winds that sent the
racers around the islands. Racing included the Anegada
race won by Ricardy Maricel and a longer Trellis Bay-Peter
island downwind monster. Organizers threw in an around
Little Thatch race, and the usual race around Sandy Cay
finished off the week of competition. "It was a great week,"
reported organizer Andy Morrell.
Kornum's father Torben, also a contender, said "Sailing in
14 knots of wind around this tricky island made for interesting
racing, very technical and exciting. Sebastian just tacks and
jibes faster than the rest of us, and is very sure of how he
wants to attack the course. I can guarantee I did everything I
could to catch him, but I'm also very proud of him."
Ricardy Maricel of St.
rs Martin had won the first
. while two legs and hung on to his
yachts overall lead until the last day,
ed but had to beat Sebastian
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byAntigua's Fuller, a Highland
Spring HIHO veteran. Fuller
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strong class which is geared
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accomplished amateurs. The
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.. identical boards. Open Class
racers compete on different
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faster. Fuller sailed very well
all week on his Techno board,
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of the races.
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right driver can beat a Ferrari once in a while," pointed out Fuller The
Techno class is broken into six divisions. Fuller took first overall in the
class and won the masters division. Second overall in the Techno class
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in the Grand Master class. Third overall in the class went to US racer Al
Simmons who won the Super Master category. Owen Waters was the
top BVI finisher, in 14th overall.
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ANGUILLA'S BELTO CARTY
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY JAN HEIN
F rom the air, the beach and road that run through
Anguilla's village of Sandy Ground looks like a
striped ribbon dividing the sea from a giant,ro
striped ribbon dividing the sea from a giant,
shallow salt pond. The bay holds a medley
of boats and the brackish pond, home to egrets, ducks,
yellow legs and a host of other wildlife, also holds a vital
piece of Anguilla's history and the early economic tie that
bound it to the world.
Through many visits I've gleaned bits and pieces of the
salt story but I wanted to know more-and I knew just who
to ask. Belto Carty, age 91, has lived beside the pond nearly
his entire life. I found him in his
sign-less Delicate Bar, shelling J
pigeon peas with his daughter, *
Mariette. The door opens to
the pond and through it a
cast of characters flow in and
out along with the breeze that
sweeps the pond, collecting its
earthy scent. .
"Good afternoon, Belto,"
"Afta-noon madam," he
"Belto, I want to know the
story of harvesting the salt.
Can you help me?"
"Dat a long time ago. I don rememba so much," he said.
The man is as sharp as a tack, he couldn't fool me, so I got him
started by asking about the pump house, a group of wooden buildings
down the road that still hold the machinery that ground collected salt
"Well," Belto began, "De pump house was where dey grin da salt.
Dey put it in de bags an put dem on de ships."
"What kind of ships?" I asked.
"Dey schooners. De ones wuz bilt right 'ere. Dey sail to Trinidad,
Sen Lucia, Sen Kitts, Barbados. All de islands." Belto had sailed those
engineless vessels laden with salt outbound from Anguilla, returning
with produce, lumber, whatever the island needed.
"I thought the pump house was for pumping the water out," I said.
"Dat too. Dey had de pumps dere an dey pump de wata out so de
people could collect de salt." Mariette explained that the sea water
came into the pond through a canal. Once enough sea was inside,
they closed the canal and allowed the water to evaporate and turn to
brine. Eventually the excess water was pumped back to the sea.
Mariette demonstrated how people scooped the salt up with their
hands placing it in baskets. It was transferred to large wooden trays
Called flats and when heaped full, skidded ashore.
At the edge of the pond it was transferred to boxes
that the salt workers carried on their heads to a
spot where it was piled to dry. The pile would grow
so large that ladders were used to add on more.
i Belto continued, "Dey trow it out, heap it up in
de sun until it get big, big. Dey take it from de
heap when it got white, when it wash out from de
rain. De rain make it white."
The salt was then carried to the part of the pump house holding the
grinders. Mariette added, "One lady goin' in wit de boxes, one coming'
out. Work from morning' to night. Work all year when we have salt."
They both grew silent, focusing on the pile of peas between them. I
thanked them and began my exit when Mariette insisted, "You go see
Mr. Emile. He know all about de salt. He run de bizness. You know de
white house wid all de flowers? Dat his house. You aks him."
The next morning I went to the house beside the pond. On the
upstairs porch a man appeared and I introduced myself and my
mission. He invited me up, extended his hand and said, "Call me
Emile. Come in, please."
The moment I cleared the doorway I knew I'd entered the home of
an extraordinary man. Walls were lined with shelves of books; between
them hung dozens of framed photographs and memorabilia. My eye
caught a photo of Sir Emile Gumbs posed with Queen Elizabeth as he
was being knighted in Anguilla.
"Please, have a seat," he said as we entered the small living area.
The house that had charmed me for years from the outside was even
more enchanting inside. Arched doorways were crowned with double
layers of gingerbread, and filigree ran around the room and up the
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seams connecting the roof. "This is the most beautiful West Indian
house I've ever seen," I said.
"My Grandfather had it built in 1909, the same year he had the
Warspite built." That grandfather, Captain Carty, ran the business of
the salt pond, sailing the harvest to customers down island. From a
file folder of papers next to him Emile produced several photos of
the vessel, so famous for it's grace and speed that it adorns the $10
Eastern Caribbean currency bill.
From another file folder he retrieved several age-worn photos of
the working salt pond. One showed thirty people working in a straight
line near the three foot dam, filling flats with salt. Those flats, fifteen
feet long and wide, were heaped with crystals. In another image stood
three mountains of salt, each fifty feet
high. White clad workers, all bearing
boxes of salt, looked like busy ants
beside the pile.
Sir Emile took over the operation
of the 130 square acre pond from his
grandfather. At its peak, in 1967, they
harvested a record of 71,000 barrels,
each weighing 300 pounds. Their
sole customer then was Trinidad
where the salt was used in the oil
refinery industry. "When we lost
that contract," he explained, "The
business dried up."
That, however, was not the end
of the Carty and Gumbs' family
relationship with the pond. In the
early 1990s, Emile's son Laurie and
his wife, Gabi, came up with the
wild idea of turning the crumbling,
dilapidated pump house structures
into a bar and restaurant. They
pulled it off, and for years it's been
one of the most popular hangouts
on Anguilla. Inside, the old gear,
some of it dating back 140 years, is proudly part of the decor. On
the wall are old photos of the working pond. It's like a museum that
Sir Emile Gumbs graciously answered my many questions and I could
have asked more but I didn't want to wear out my welcome so I thanked
him several times and left. On the way back to my dinghy I realized that
the story I'd been after about the salt of the sea had become a story
about two very amazing men, both the salt of the earth.
There's fanciful talk these days of filling in the pond for land
reclamation or dredging it for a marina, but to Belto, it's utter nonsense.
"God gave us dat little sumting so dat we could make a dolla." To
learn more: www.pumphouse-anguilla.com/history.php -&
ANTIGUAN CHILDREN LEARN TO SAIL
JOLLY HARBOUR YACHT CLUB OFFERS FREE LESSONS
J HYC's Youth Sailing Program is now well underway
at North Beach, Jolly Harbour The club's goal is to
provide a structured course covering all aspects
of dinghy sailing including basic sailing theory &
practice, rigging, capsize drill, helming and single handing.
The young participants receive "Certificates of Achieve-
ment" as they progress through the course, and completion i
of the course will be the instructor's acknowledgement that
they are competent to sail a Laser Dinghy on their own.
The enthusiastic, qualified instructor is Tony Isaac who is
RYA certified and was with Sunsail for 10 years.
An added feature of the Youth Sailing Program includes free swimming
lessons as the participants must be able to swim 25 yards with a buoyancy
aid which must be worn at all times on the water Swalings is generously
providing this service in Jolly Harbour, making it very convenient for all
involved. Currently, there are 10 children in the dinghy sailing lessons and
12 children in the swimming lessons every Saturday. There is a maximum
of 12 children per session and the sessions typically last for 12 weeks.
A recently published Government Draft Proposal indicates that
"Sports Yachting" is to become a national sport, and a young
Antiguan could be trained to a level
where they could represent their
nation. JHYC will be coordinating
efforts with AYC for further training
once the children have graduated
from the program.
The Youth Sailing Program is an
ambitious undertaking for JHYC and
involves effort and contributions
in many areas of training, organi-
zation, publicity and sponsor support.
Generous donations have been made by Swalings, Foredeck Bar
and Sign Pro to name a few. The club has been working with several
Antiguan youth organizations, but all Antiguan-born children between
the ages of eight and 18 are welcome.
For enrollment or further information, contact Pippa Pettingell at
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blue marlin in 1996. However, Two Thou, a Martinique boat captained
by Marc Maugee, won Best Boat with a total of 1050 points for the most
released blue marlin. Maugee pocketed the Grand Prize of $5000 cash,
plus entry into the 2009 Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship.
The SLGFA is also a leg of the Southern Caribbean Billfish Circuit.
"This year," said Hamu, "we're expecting 25-plus boats from
Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada,
Those who wish to line up a charter for the tournament can contact
well-established operations such as Hackshaw Boat Charters (758)
453-0553 and Captain Mikes (758) 452-7044.
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T&T FEMALE DINGHY SKIPPER
OF THE YEAR
WINS BIG AT SCOTIABANK INTERNATIONAL
Only hours after 10-year-old Abigail Affoo received the
trophy for best female dinghy skipper at the Trinidad
& Tobago Sailing Association's yearly prize giving on
Saturday, June 13, she and her father Joseph Affoo were
on their way to St. Thomas for the 17th Scotiabank International
After an intensive three-day clinic at the same venue at which the
regatta was taking place Affoo and 73 other sailors competed in three
different age groups to become this years Red, Blue and White fleet
winners. (See report in August issue of All at Sea.)
Affoo, who competed with 15 other junior sailors in the White Fleet,
managed to clean up her fleet by beating her other competitors in
eight out of the 12 races and thrashing second-place winner Wiley
Rogers from the USA with a 92-point difference. At the end of the
regatta, she not only took home the first prize in the White fleet but
was also able to place herself within the top 25, placing 24th overall
and leaving many older sailors behind her.
Affoo, with fellow Trinidad
& Tobago Optimist team
members Derek Poon Tip
and Kelly Arrindell and
coach Mathew Schoener-
Scott, represented her country
at the 2009 North Ameri-
can Optimist Championship
.in the Dominican Republic.
Abigail Affoo receives her prize at
2009 Scotiabank Intl Optimist Regatta The Trinidad & Tobago Sailing
Association thanks the Sports
Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited for their continued support
of the program. Z
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PREMIERE EVENT FOR INTERNATIONAL FUNBOARD CLASS
BY ANN L. PHELAN
onaire was proud to host the premier IFCA Bonaire Slalom
World Windsurfing Event July 12-18 in Sorobon. Well known
as the windsurf Mecca in the Caribbean, Bonaire has hosted
previously three professional windsurfing events and four
Pro Kids Freestyle events. Elvis Martinus, event director for those,
has long dreamed of a professional slalom event. His dreams came
to fruition when The International Funboard Class Association (IFCA)
agreed to sanction and run a slalom event.
Eighty-four participants from 13 countries registered for the week
long event from as far as Argentina and Denmark. Most came early
to train in Lac Bay. This body of water is a protected area affording all
racers safe and challenging courses, a popular winter training ground
for the windsurf brethren due to near perfect windsurf conditions
November to July.
Event Director Bruno de Wannemaeker from IFCA led daily skippers
meetings while a full volunteer contingent from Bonaire ran the
infrastructure. It was quite a challenge for many to get to Bonaire with
huge quivers of gear but they came and they raced in a wide range of
weather and wind conditions. Race conditions averaged 15 mph but
on day two, there were gusts over 26 mph on the course. The average
sail size most days was 7.5 meter.
At night the event organizers hosted parties on site including Bolla
competition, the local sport similar to Bocce, local music and food.
The biggest night was the party in Rincon where local residents hosted
a dinner and dance festival with traditional music and culture.
The last day of races was particularly heated with the Master's
Division. Markus Poeltenstein from Austria and Thomas Fauster from
Italy duked it out with Markus winning after very close heats. Former
Olympian Constantine Saragoza from Bonaire raced in the Masters
Division placing fourth.
At week's end the grande finale was the Taste of Bonaire Culinary
Exposition held in Kralendijk at Wilhelmina Park. The awards ceremony
was poignant, paying recognition to the first windsurfer on island,
Erwin Muller, who suffered a debilitating stroke in January. The Youth
Division winners, Enes Yilmazer from Turkey, Sebastian Kordel from
Germany and Malte Reuscher from Italy, wowed the crowd as they tore
off their shirts after receiving awards and started dancing around the
stage. The darlings of the event were the Super kids, emerging talent
on stage delighting the audience. Bonaire recognizes the importance
of youth in the sport and caters to the youngest sailors, providing
encouragement and support. The conclusion was a magnificent
fireworks display that lit the night sky, a perfect ending to a wonderful
week of windsurfing and beach culture.
For full event details and race results, go to the official event website
Ann Phelan is the volunteer coordinator for press and hospitality.
She owns Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations, a Bonaire based agency
specializing in Eco Tours, Dive and Windsurf Vacations in the Caribbean.
Her website is wwwbonairecaribbean.com
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The D-Trip crew showed a
n June 14, the smart move at the second
anchor start in Fuik Bay
race took place in
Curacao forthe fifth
time. Started by Bas Reintjens
and continued by Roeland van
Beinen and his Budmar Team,
this remarkable race was once
again something different.
There was a first downwind
start in Spanish Waters, an 0
upwind leg between Caracas
Bay and Fuik Bay and a first -
finish in Fuik Bay, where all
participants enjoyed a lunch
provided by Budget Marine. So
far, so good.
Then the second start was a spectacular anchor start, traditionally
a peculiar situation in which all sailors get the chance to show their
creativity. Fuik Bay is quite deep, some 15-20 meters (50-65 ft), deeper
than some anchor lines. So dragging anchors added to an additional
challenge. At four minutes before the start all crew had to go below
deck. They are allowed to show their faces again only after the starting
signal. That's the time they can hoist the sails, lift the anchor and sail
away as fast as they can.
The D-Trip crew showed a mathematical solution. They had tied up the
anchor line on the stern and brought it to the bow on the outside. Thus
they were able to start full sails up along their own anchor which loosened
itself at full speed. This inventiveness brought them to the victory!
Eleven boats came to the start. It was a troubled beginning for Ninfa
di Awa as well as for Ibis, both having a crewmember in the mast for a
last minute repair. Competition was tough at 15 knots winds and flat
seas, but the battle was at its best in the downwind leg. -
RACING: 1. D-Trip, 2. Merlin, 3. Chamba, 4. Team Ibis,
5. Demarrage, 6. Dash
RACING CRUISING: 1. Marvin, 2. Melody,
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he 23rd Aruba Hi Winds international wind and kite surfing
competition started on the first Thursday in July under the
most ideal circumstances. All 90 participating windsurfers
and 28 kitesurfers found the best wind they could ever
imagine on the spot and, according to the predictions on the frequently
consulted windguru site, the weather was supposed to stay the same
throughout the four remaining days of the event.
Spirits and speeds were high at the slalom races at Fisherman's
Huts, the Hi Winds' home base. Even more speed could be noticed
on the other side of the island at Boca Grandi, the best place for the
kitesurfers who want to perform dare-devilish "heart-attacks," "720
spins" and "one-footers."
All sailors were eagerly looking forward to the next competition day,
but along came a tropical wave. The weather system that approached
the ABC islands like a thief in the night first becalmed and soon after
brought rains and thunderstorms so severe that the whole island
suffered a total electricity black-out during Friday night.
Although organizer Charles and race directors Frank, Wim and
Evert had to cancel, postpone and shorten the planned freestyle and
long distance races during the weekend, all sailors, family and friends
showed enough drive and kept their sails stand by, taking advantage
of every single sigh of the wind ghosts.
Fortunately the rains didn't disturb the Saturday afternoon
entertainment program, which each year attracts a big crowd on the
beach at Fisherman's Huts. The bands Earplugs and Root Rebels
musically framed the traditional Amstel Bright Happy Hour while the
kiters performed a tremendous show.
This 23rd edition of the event had many nationalities: athletes from
the ABC Islands, Argentina, Venezuela, Netherlands, Czech Republic,
Slovenia, the U.K. and the U.S. Many windsurfers return each year as does
the "grand master,"
Myles Borash, a
60+ vet from the
U.S. Curacao and
Bonaire were also
represented by a
fixed group, and r
are always the life
and the soul on
the beach, scoring
high in the open
competition slalom. They were closely watched by a film crew from
Caracas, which also took shots of actual tourist activities on the island.
Hi Winds 2009 will go into history not only as a turbulent edition but
also as the first Hi Winds with a magazine of its own-11.000 copies
of a colorful, 28 page booklet, put together by the Dutch organizer/
trainee Charles Meijer and distributed in all supermarkets and hotels,
united wind- and kitesurfers with tourists and locals.
Aruba's minister of Tourism Edison Briesen put it this way at the
prizegiving ceremony on Monday night in the beautiful shopping
and entertainment mall Paseo Herencia: "This year Mother Nature
challenged participants and spectators."
Their perseverance was rewarded on the last, fifth day Monday's
weather equaled the first day's ideal situation and that memory stays.
The last day also brought the decision. For some it was obvious that
they would obtain a spot on the stage, others surprised friend and foe.
Among the most notable participants were the 14 year-old Aruban
twin brothers Quincy-Lee and Wesley Connor. Last year they scored
high in windsurfing, this year they swapped first places in the kitesurf
BY ELS KROON
sports class. The 14 year-old Christiaan Zweers from Bonaire is an Lageveen were put in the spotlight for their excellent performance at
emerging talent. The son of the famous kitesurfer Pieter Zweers, who world class Freestyle events in Lanzarote and Sardinia.
practiced the extreme sport for only a year, ended up third place in Full results can be viewed on the website www.hiwinds-aruba.com
the highly competitive men's class. The same goes for 15 year-old
Annabel van Westerop who won all heats in the women's class.
The youngest wind surfers, Oscar Etmon (9) and Maxime Kaan Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an
(10) were honored as "rising stars." Sarah-quita Offringa and Steven award-winning free-lance photojournalist on Curacao.
A RISING STAR IN KITESURFING
BY ELS KROON
i Winds Aruba is all about
windsurfing and kitesurfing.
If you're looking for young
athletes you'll find them among the
windsurfers. Kitesurfing is something
for the old experts-up to this year. In
the men's open competition as well as
in the women's, two rising stars cannot m-l r
be neglected. 14-year old Christiaan
Zweers and 15-year old Annabel van
Westerop not only stole the show but
also ended up with remarkable results. h
Christiaan placed third position, leaving o. ...
eleven older and more experienced o
kitesurfers behind. Annabel excelled
among the five participating ladies, and won all competitions in
her class with ease.
If you look for Annabel on the beach of Fisherman's Huts you'll
probably find her on her kiteboard or behind the bar, helping her
mother who is volunteering during the event. Annabel is Jos and
Manja van Westerop's only child. The three of them form a tightly-
knit sports-loving family.
Via father Jos, Annabel became acquainted with kiting after
trying out windsurfing for half a year which her mother Manja
thought would be more suitable for a girl. Anyway, at 14, the tiny
Annabel was too young for the extreme sport.
In the meantime Annabel was not sitting around. With her
mother she shared another sports passion: horseback riding. Not
just for a Saturday afternoon! No, if you Google Annabel's name
you can see her participating in the Pasofino Worlds in Medellin,
Colombia where she won silver this year.
"I share horseback riding with my mom since I was very young"
she says, "but I take kitesurfing more serious now. My mom let
me practice gymnastics, but that was not my thing. As soon as I
was allowed to join my father in kiting I knew: this is it!" Annabel
took four lessons, and intensively and fanatically trained with her
father's help. After two months she participated in her first long
distance race and grabbed third place.
at Ba Gani Annabel moved to
Aruba four years ago and
is planning to stay for three
more years before it's time
Sto move abroad to study.
"I'm so lucky living in a
place like Aruba where the
conditions for kitesurfing
are near perfect. In strong
winds I use my Cabrinha
'5' kite, but most of the
time it's an '8' for me. At
the moment I'm practicing
tnew freestyle tricks like the
front roll, back roll and a
blind side, but my favorite still is the kite loop!"
The same night Annabel shows her tricks as if she's never done
something else. "I like 'hang time,' a kind of competition to see
who can stay in the air the longest"
Back on the beach Annabel reveals her next challenge: training
and competing abroad. She surely will be heard of!
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THE LAST BLAST OF SUMMER
BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
September is the last blast of summer! The best way to get
through these busy days is to avoid fatigue, which means
eating small meals and snacks every three to four hours. At
lunch a light, low-fat meal improves midday alertness. Iron is
a good nutrient to include. If you must drink caffeine, drink it between
meals, not with meals. Compounds in coffee and tea called tannins
block the absorption of iron, a mineral that's essential for carrying
oxygen to your brain and muscles. To help you get through busy times
here are some snacks and dishes designed to raise your energy level.
Please send me your suggestions of what you would like to read
about and send any special easy recipes that you may like to share to:
Jan@allatsea.net. Happy cooking!
CHICKEN AND SPINACH PANINI
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 5 minutes. Serves: 4.
Nonstick olive-oil cooking spray
4 (6-inch) whole-wheat hoagie rolls, split; 8 slices whole-wheat bread;
or 2 whole-wheat pita bread rounds, halved crosswise
and split horizontally
4 cups fresh baby-spinach leaves
2 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin
8 thin tomato slices (1 medium tomato)
1/4 tsp. celery salt
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 Tbsp shredded fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (2 ounces)
Lightly coat an unheated panini griddle, covered indoor electric grill,
or large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
Place hoagie-roll bottoms or other bread choices on a work
surface; divide half of the spinach leaves among these roll bottoms.
Top spinach with chicken, tomato, and sprinkle lightly with celery salt,
kosher salt and pepper Add red onion slices and basil; add feta and
remaining spinach. Top with hoagie-roll tops. Press down firmly.
Preheat griddle, grill, or skillet over medium heat. Add sandwiches, in
batches if necessary If using griddle or grill, close lid and grill for 2 to 3
minutes or until bread is toasted. (If using skillet, place a heavy plate on
top of sandwiches. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bottoms are toasted.
Carefully remove plate, which may be hot. Turn sandwiches and top with
the plate. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or until bread is toasted.)
BLACK BEAN BURRITOS
Preparation time: 10 mins. Cooking time: 15 mins. (microwave) Serves: 4.
1/4 cup water 1-1/2 cups chopped unpeeled
1-1/2 cups chopped onion tomato
2 cloves garlic, minced 1-1/2 ground cumin
2 cups cooked black beans 2 Tbspjalapeno chilies, chopped
1 Tbsp lime juice 2 Tsp chopped fresh cilantro
In a 2-quart casserole combine 1/4 cup water, onion, and garlic.
Cover and microwave on HIGH 5 minutes, until softened, stirring
once or twice. Mash beans. Add beans, tomato, lime juice, cumin,
and chilies to onion mixture; stir well. Microwave on HIGH 10 minutes
or until thickened, stirring every 5 minutes. Add cilantro, let stand
a few minutes while heating tortillas. Wrap tortillas in damp paper
towels; microwave on HIGH 45 seconds to heat. Divide mixture
evenly between tortillas. Spoon down center of each and roll up.
Serve with Salsa (recipe below)
MANGO AND ONION SALSA
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4.
1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 Jalapeno chili, minced (include ribs and seeds for a hotter taste)
1 small cucumber, peeled and diced
4 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
3 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
Salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and
pepper Should the salsa be a little too hot or acidic for your taste,
you can temper it by adding diced avocado.
PUREED TOMATO SALSA
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 25 minutes. Serves: 8.
2 Tbsp peanut or olive oil 1 jalapeno, sliced
1 small red onion, coarsely chopped 1 Tbsp chipotle hot sauce
5 cloves garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp dried oregano
4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped 1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 serrano chili Salt and pepper
Heat oil in medium saucepan, add onions and garlic; cook until soft.
Add tomatoes, Serrano, and jalapeno and cook until tomatoes are
soft, about 15 minutes. Puree mixture until smooth and cook for an
additional 10 minutes. Add the hot sauce, oregano, cilantro, and lime
juice. Season with salt and pepper. --
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38' 1997 Beneteau .................................................................. US$100,000
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40' 1981 Divorne Steel ............................................................ US$50,000
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41' 1982 Sigma Marine Project ................................................ US$60,000
41' 1985 Irwin Ketch .................................................................. US$85,000
42' 1986 Endeavour.................................................................... US$98,000
43' 1999 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon................................................ EU247,500
43' 1985 Gitana .......................................... ............................. US$115,000
45' 1998 Peterson cutter.............................................. US$189,999
45' 1999 Passport a/c 44......................................................... US$365,000
46' 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ........................... US$329,000
50' 1974 Motor Yacht (locally built) ......................................... US$80,000
50' 1991 Celestial Pilothouse............................................... US$268,000
50' 2001 Beneteau .................................................................... EU188,000
51' 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$100,000
37' 2002 Fountaine Pajot, located in Guadeloupe .............. US$325,000
43' 2001 Lagoon Catamaran................................................ US$334,000
48' 1971 Motor Sailer................................................................. US$90,000
54' 1980 Norman Cross Trimaran ......................................... US$350,000
55' 1995 Custom Built Trimaran, located in Grenada............... US$350,000
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Pacific 790 000 C St Martin 109 000 C
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Alubat Ovni 435 2006 Guadeloupe
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33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit....... $25K
36' '80 Albln Stratus 75K w/business.....$45K
38' '79 C&C Racer/Cruiser,36HPYanmar..$23K
38' '92 Kennex Cat, AC, AP .....................$139K
40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise......$79.9K
41' '80 Morgan Out Isl, Well maintained.$79K
44' '77 CSY Sloop, new rigging.............. $115K
44' '85 Beneteau Idylle, APAC, Genset....$86K
46' '00 Jeanneau 3 strms,great cond....$179.9K
49' '79 Transpacific Ketch, loaded ........$180K
14' '06 AquascanJetboat, 160HPYamaha...$34.9K
26' '87 Whale Boat, Diesel, CG cert........ $33K
27' '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin.. $20K
28' '90 Cape Dory, 200HP diesel, classic...$69K
29' '77 Phoenix SF 2004 Crusaders ......$29K
29' '94 PhoenD Sport FisherT 225 HP Voos$64.5K
32' '96 Carver 325, twin Crusaders ........$75K
34' '89 Sea Ray Express, diesels............ $55K
43' 1985 Morgan Catalina
35' '00 Tiara, twin Cummins .................. $160K
36' '80 Litton Trawler ............................... $30K
39' '98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels... $129.9K
40' '99 Tiara Express, Twin Cats.............. $275K
42' '81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms....... $109K
42' '84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans. $135K
48' '02 DynaCraftMY,3strms 450HPCats...$490K
50' '88 Grand Banks,4 storms, Caterpilars..$199.5K
53' '83 Hatteras SF, DD's, 3 strms............ $338K
55' '83 HatterasSFDDs3stmsagreatcondtion..$338K
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Yanmar, genset, a/c, refrig. & more $125,000 Upgraded interior and galley $150,000
40 Pearson CB Sloop, 1979
05 Westerbeke, spacious interior,
Performance cruiser needs TLC $35,000
38 Camcraft Aluminum Crewboat, 1967
2002 refit, GM, genset, a/c, complete cabin,
very clean, must see to appreciate $50,000
53 2003 Hallberg-Rassy-World dass luxury cruiser, hydraulic ng..$825,000
52 1985 Irnn- Fourstaterom, three head lyout, perectforcharter..$160,000
50 1987 Gulftar/CSY- CC sloop, extended aft deck, bring offer.$125,000
48 1981 CheoyLee-Maprrefit07-08, beauty laftcockpt3cabin...$116,00
48 1974 Mape Leaf- Classic CC cruiser, new paint in 2006, offers..$99,000
48 1970 Hughes Includes turnkey successful day charter biz..$299,900
45 1978 EnduranceWindboats-FernocementCCPibthouse ketch.$125,000
45 1978 Bombay Explorer- Major refit, many recent upgrades.$89,000
45 1978 Morgan Long range CC cruiser, ideal Ileaboard ....$79,000
44 1978 CSY Walkover Class design, heavy construction, offers.$50,00
42 1985 Whtby- CC ketch priced for immediate sell..................$59,000
41 1982 Morgan 01 CC cruising ketch, Perkins, dinghy & more.. $69,000
41 1974 FormosaYankeeClipper-Many upgrades, mustsee, ofers$70,000
39 1974 South Seas-Steel CC cuter ketch, one owner, proven cruser$59,000
38 1986 Eson-Beauul performance ruser, must see toapprecae..$75,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt Steel passage maker, ketch ng, Yanmar.. $69,000
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38 1978 Morgan Ted Brewer designed sloop ............................$42,000
37 1977 Gulfstar- 2004 Reft, ready to cruise or Ireaboard.......$69,000
34 1988 Tartan Classic design, scheel keel, bring offers ..........$44,000
31 1995 Corsair- Performance trimaran wth trailer ....................$79,000
30 1963 Alled Seawind Classic cruising ketch, ready to sail away..$19,900
27 1988 J-Boat Race ready, trailer, CORT winner 07,08, 09 ...$27,000
57 2003 Carveryager Pibthouse MY-Vo s, bwhours. Loaded.$499,000
46 1985 Logcal owerCat-PerfedctarerorlKeaboad, hugecokpt..$180,000
42 1999 Cruisers 4270 Express, Cats, genset, verywell maintaied..$199,000
40 1994 Tra Mid Cabin-win Cummns, low hours, GREAT PRICE.$119,000
37 2005 Fountaine Pajot Pvate power cat, excelnt condtion....$399,000
37 2002 Intrepd 377 Waaround-(3)NewSusukiOBs, Newgenset...$245,000
34 1996 Phoen c 34 Twin Cats, flybridge, full cabin, clean.....$114,900
31 2005 Maum31 Twn Merusers, geneset, ac, very w hours.....$79,000
30 1951 EggHarbor-Classwoodencruser, completeyebut 1987.....$34,900
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GRP HULL IN VERY GOOD CON-
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fridge, sleeps 7, stove autopilot, wind-
steering, dingy, etc. etc. asking $40.000
usd. Contact: snoopyblke71@hotmail.
com tel: 002975855961
80 2003 Excellent condition 4 dou-
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. (767) 4404403.
JOHN ALDEN DESIGN 1976
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1993 BENETEAU 445 Cruising
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Watermaker, wind generator, solar, davits,
AGM batteries, newer engine, navigation
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RACE READY 1991 J-24. Hull #4795.
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PEARSON 422, CC, 1983 EXCEL-
LENT CONDITION. The majority of its
life in the fresh water of the Chesapeake
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ERICSON 39 1978 $18,000. Nice
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TARTAN TEN33, new bottom paint,
canvas and blmini, 2 batteries, marine
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BENETEAU FIRST CLASS 8, 26',
race ready regatta yacht or daysailer,
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2 A/C, EPIRB 2006, Spinnaker, VHF,
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10FT AVON RHIB, with 8hp Evinrude
engine, Needs TLC, but was a good
runner when stored. $1100.00 or B/O.
Please call 340-719-6398 or 340-690-
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Lock Crowther designed Buccaneer tri maran,, Natural Mystic," good condi-
tion, located in Tobago. LOA 40ft, width 27ft, draft 3.5ft 6ft. Yamaha 9.9hp,
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FOR SALE. VOLVO PENTA 59 H.P.
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FISHING CHARTER FOR SALE-
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WANT TO PURCHASE MARINA
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FOR SALE DAYSAIL CHARTER BIZ,
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WHAT ELSE DO CHARTER CREW
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LOOK FOR LIGHTHOUSES
BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2009
One of the most important aids to the sailor other than the
equipment on his boat is a lighthouse. Partly because
lighthouses help keep us safe, we grow fond of them. Like
most boats, each is unique with its own personality. But
our affection for lighthouses goes far beyond that.
Each one is our life saver, warning us of danger, our mothers away
from home. They are stately and attractive, often in a romantic setting
which makes them even more appealing. But overall, they are our
friends and we love to climb them.
Cruising with our wonderful friends Doc and Renee Gholz on their
Alberg 35, we sailed from New Orleans to Loggerhead Key in the Dry
Tortugas. The Loggerhead Lighthouse, built in 1858, is 151-feet tall,
has a first-order Fresnel lens and is dressed in a reverse tuxedo. We
admired this imposing sentinel but did not climb its 194 steps because
we wanted to reserve our climbing legs for another.
About four miles east of Loggerhead Key is Garden Key where
work on Fort Jefferson, the largest all-masonry fortification in the
Western World, began in 1846 and continued for thirty years. Fort
SKY LIGHTS BYJEANNIEKUCH
* Venus, the brightest planet
and Sirius, the brightest star, rise
together on the dawn racecourse
on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
* In the south after dusk a rare
event occurs on the 2nd and 3rd
when Jupiter appears without a
visible satellite for several hours.
* On the 20th before dawn
Venus snuggles close to the star
Regulus in Leo.
* The fall equinox occurs
on the 22nd.
September Planet Particulars
* Venus and Sirius the Dog Star
make two wide bright eyes in
the morning sky on the 2nd,
3rd and 4th. On the 20th Venus
almost clings to the star Regulus
in Leo. Mars now cruises alone
way above them. At end of
month Saturn joins Mercury at
dawn very low to the horizon
and Jupiter becomes the only
bright planet on the evening
racecourse at end of month.
The Moon Sails Near
Wed. 2nd: Jupiter in evening
Thu. 10th: Pleiades in evening
Sun. 13th: Mars before dawn
Mon. 14th: the star Pollux in
Gemini before dawn
Wed. 16th: Venus and the star
Regulus in Leo before dawn
Sun. 20th: the star Spica in
Virgo in evening
Tue. 29th: Jupiter in late
Fri. 4th: Full
Fri. 11th: Last Quarter
Fri. 18th: New
Sat. 26th: First Quarter
Dusk: Vega, Arcturus,
Dawn: Sirius, Rigel,
Jefferson is famous
because of Dr. Mudd
who was imprisoned
after treating Abraham
Lincoln's assassin, John
Wilkes Booth, for a
The first Key West
Lighthouse was built
in 1825 but destroyed
in a hurricane in 1846.
was retired 121 years
later including its 83
year-old keeper, Mary Bethel. But the light did not die. The Key West
Art and Historical Society restored it in 1989 and we could climb its 88
steps and see its third-order Fresnel lens.
The lighthouse on Stirrup Cay in the Berry islands, a chain of small
keys northwest of Nassau in the Bahamas, is our favorite. Not more
than 75-feet high with only 85 steps, it is important since it is the herald
for the turn south to Nassau. When we last visited it in 1971, it was not
electrified but efficiently run on kerosene. Like many in the Bahamas
in those days, the light turned by a mechanism similar to that of a
grandfather clock with weights up to 500 pounds.
Every hour and 20 minutes, the light keepers must crank the
weights up again throughout the night. During the day they keep the
lighthouse and its grounds immaculate. All the brass in the light house
is shined, including the bubble gum which stopped a leak on one of
the brass tubes leading from a tank of kerosene.
One of the most attractive lighthouses in the Bahamas is at Hopetown
on Elbow Key south of Nassau. Its red and white, candy-striped attire
appeals to all sailors who, like us, could not resist climbing it. However,
its nearly 200 steps practically did us all in, once we reached the top.
Today many of these lovely old structures are being replaced by
the far more economical light towers which have no history or visual
appeal. Hopefully, like some of the magnificent old wooden sailing
yachts of the early nineties which are being restored, these old
lighthouses will also be appreciated for their historical and aesthetic
value and not allowed to disintegrate.
Three toots for the old gals!
Jeannie Kuich, once a long-time charter chef in the Virgin Islands, has
been writing monthlycolumns forthe Daily News since 1985 andperiodic
columns for Caribbean Boating, Nautical Scene, St. Thomas This Week
and Cruising World magazines. Jeannie is the author of "Soap Operas
of the Sky," the only stargazing sky guide for the Caribbean.
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