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Where to Shop for Food While Cruising
40 SAILING & FACEBOOK
Changing how Sailors Communicate
Around the Globe
42 AN ANTIGUAN
ADVENTURER: ELI FULLER
Olympian Windsurfer Plans Launch
of New Carriacou Sloop
PHOTO BY TIM WRIGHT,
An arriving ARC sailor photographs
the photographer in St. Lucia
10 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
WHERE IN THE WORLD?
12 CARIBBEAN NEWS
15 EVENT CALENDAR
16 YACHT CLUB NEWS
18 CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
The Ghosts of September
20 TIPS &TRICKS
How Notto Clear Customs
Wi-Fi Advances for your Boat
Rum Bum: Top Boat at
Intl Billfish Tournament
26 RACING CIRCUIT
College Sailing & Alec Anderson
Other End of the Sailing Spectrum
30 CHARTERING 101
Add Safety to Charter Check List
34 OUR NATURAL WORLD
So Many Teeth, Such a Small Fish
36 BENEFICENT BOATERS
Reef Jam Raises $10,000
77 CARIBBEAN DINING
80 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE
94 SPONSOR DIRECTORY
96 TALES FROM CHARTER COCKPIT
Privacy and Pets
ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS
47 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
More New Marinas
Luperon Marina Dream: A Reality
St. Croix's Hospice Regatta
Welcome Back Caribbean 1500
57 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN
Welcome Back, North American Rally
Budget Marine Match Racing
Sixth Course d'alliance
St. Maarten Yard Orders New Sea-Lift
New Dates for Superyacht Cup
New Season for Regattas and Rallies
25th Tour of the Yoles
71 ST. LUCIA
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Sunfish Championships 2009
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Editor's note: Writer and artist Andrea Jensen's August article about "The Life of a Book Ex-
change" in the Puerto Rican fishing village La Parguera took on a life of its own:
Two weeks ago I restocked the exchange (located in the town strip mall) after someone
had donated six grocery bags of books. The next day, I was horrified to see that the ex-
change was gone. Cleaning men told me the new owner of the mall said, "Get rid of the
books," now destined for the dumpster. Did I want them? Yes! So they loaded over 1,000
books into my borrowed car.
Five days later I received a call from a visiting boater who had read the article and came
to La Parguera specifically to drop off a load of books and pick up some new ones. Where
was the exchange, she asked? (Her husband had Googled my name and found my phone
number.). I told her I was trying to find a new home for it. She said that she'd spoken to
the new owner of the mall, and he was going to re-establish the book exchange.
Rumor had it the place was being torn down for a new apartment complex. When I got
to the mall, she pointed out this mystery owner, who immediately came over and said he
had not understood the purpose of the exchange (despite the sign) until the day before.
"A biologist with a beard," he said, had been taking photos of the now-empty space,
and when the owner asked why, this "biologist" showed him the article and explained
what the exchange had meant to the community. The owner apologized for his mistake
and offered space for a new exchange, should the biologist try to start another one.
I dashed off emails to anyone I thought might know (him)...I received a phone call the
next day with the rest of the story: The biologist, actually an archaeologist, was incensed
about the cavalier attitude of the owner destroying something which had been a free
community asset for over a decade. Based on the article and now the empty space, he was
filming a documentary bound for YouTube.
The caller, a friend in town, offered to hold the books in his workshop until the new exchange
was established, and I took them over to him that day. The archaeologist was informed the
books had been salvaged, so now his film has a happy ending. Ah, the power of the Internet.
La Parguera's book exchange will endure ... the residents will be eternally grateful.
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South Grenada Regatta Announces 2010 Plans
Members of the South Grenada Regatta committee, Laura Harvey,
Dieter Burkhalter, Lucy Murchie, James Beniot, Jo-anne Hypolite-
Peters and Jana Caniga, have confirmed the previously-announced
2010 dates: February 26 to 28. Courses will be shorter and a third race
will be added. Junior Sailing will be organised on Saturday and Sun-
day. Registration fee will be US $50. Information: call 444 2400 or visit
New Camper & Nicholsons-Managed
Marina Coming to St. Kitts
An agreement was signed in September between project developer
Chris Kanhai of St. Michaels Foundation Ltd. of Canada, and Rakesh
Sarna, Chief Operating Officer International, of Hyatt Hotels Corpora-
tion, for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts to manage the Park Hyatt St. Kitts. The
hotel is part of the new Cockleshell Bay Resort development which will
be set on 150 acres on the south east peninsula of St. Kitts. In addi-
tion to the hotel, plans call for a 160-berth marina to be managed by
Camper & Nicholsons, a casino, restaurants, 100 residential townhous-
es and condominiums and 86 estate villas. The project is scheduled for
completion in 2013.
Puerto Rico takes Bronze at the Snipe Jr Worlds
Twenty-one teams composed of 42 participants from 11 countries
competed at the San Diego Yacht Club which hosted the World Youth
Snipe Championships for 2009. Puerto Rico was represented by two
teams composed of Raul Rios/Antonio Sifre and Marco Teixidor/
Richard Latimer. Congratulations to Rios/Sifre who took home the
bronze medal and to Teixidor/Latimer, who finished in seventh place.
Guadeloupe Wave Ski Team
Triumphs in Australia
The wave ski team from Guadeloupe returned home from Coffs Har-
bour, Australia with four medals and a world title for Virgil Humbert in
the junior division from the World Wave Ski Championships.
Crown Bay Marina Releases Winter Season Rates
Crown Bay Marina in St. Thomas released the 2009/2010 winter
season rates three months earlier than usual to lure yachts to the
Caribbean. "We recognize that a number of yachts and owners
are pulling back during this economic downturn," said Director of
Operations Jane Wherren. The 99-slip megayacht marina also an-
nounced plans to offer guests a shuttle service to and from Reich-
hold Center and other amenities for entertainment performances.
Open Water Kayak Challenge Planned
On the first of November, Ryan de Jongh plans to kayak from St. Mar-
tin to Curacao arriving 22 days later. According to sales and marketing
director Jayson Persaud representing the Clear Water Challenge III,
this will be de Jongh's eighth challenge as a good will gesture to raise
money and awareness to protect nature, www.natureislife.org
Northern Lights Upgrades Web Site
The new www.northern-lights.com Website will offer a new interface to
view Northern Lights' line of marine diesel generator sets and Lugger
propulsion engines. Product specifications, drawings, manuals and
up-to-date dealer locations will continue to appear but with an up-
graded look. A newly upgraded search feature will allow visitors quick
access to information on their specific Northern Lights product, part or
local dealer, www.northern-lights.com
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JUNE 13 TO 18, 2010:
27th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament
27th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament (TCBT) will be
held June 13-18, 2010, Abaco, Bahamas. The tournament's
trophy this year went to 13-year old Chris Galati of Florida,
who released two blue marlin in one day, the largest weigh-
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ribbean with service and parts support in the
USVI, BVI, St Maarten, Antigua, Dominica, St
Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and Grenada."
The article "Gulf Rascal Wins July Open", in
the September 2009 publication, has J. R.
Bergeron's boat listed as the "Reel Escape"
the correct boat name is "Reel Excuse."
An article in September's issue of All
At Sea about the ISAF Volvo Youth World
Championships failed to mention two Carib-
bean sailors who competed. Max Nickbarg
from St. John, sailing in Boys One Person
Laser Radials, finished 30th and Patrick Car-
olus, sailing in the same class, finished 45th.
Our thanks to readers who pointed out these
omissions and apologies to the sailors who
should have been mentioned. -
Sailor and artist Bob Williamson,
also known as the King of Re-
donda, who wrote for All at Sea
for many years, died peacefully
with his family in Canada on Au-
gust 27. John Duffy in Antigua
shared the words of Williamson's
daughter, Tamara, that he "set
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"Aanbrengrace" Heineken Regatta Curacao
(Pre regatta race) I Sailing
Heineken Curacao Regatta I Sailing
Eindejaarsrace (End of the year race)
MONTE CARLO, MONACO
1st Intl Superyacht Coatings Conference
Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium
Industry Conference I yrdts.com
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St. Maarten Optimist Championship
Youth Sailing I smyc.com
Course de LAlliance I Sailing
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St Thomas Fall Yacht Show
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STT Radiology Women's
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Grenada Sailing Festival
29 Jan 2 Feb 2010
Tobago Carnival Regatta
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Jolly Harbour Yacht Club
A fundraising event held Saturday, August 22nd, raised over $2,700
for the club's Youth Sailing Program which provides free dinghy sailing
lessons to Antiguan born children between the ages of 8 and 18. Part
of the evening included the announcement of a special "prize" being
donated to seven of the children in the program. Eli Fuller of Adven-
ture Antigua took them out sailing on his Carriacou sailing sloop on
Saturday, September 5th.
Once on board, the children were given a quick tour of the boat
by Jason, the deck crew, and a safety brief from Captain Eli. The boat
sailed up the coast and Eli kept the children entertained with some
question-and-answer games about the history of Antigua. They went
into Deep Bay and anchored, and the children swam to the beach
and back. On the sail home some had a go at steering Ocean Nomad
toward Montserrat before returning to Jolly Harbour. The youngsters
all gave a resounding cheer of "ThankYou" to Eli and Jason for taking
them on such a fantastic trip. The next Youth Sailing Program course
started Saturday, September 19th.
The club offers fantastic sailing on November 28 and 29, with
Regatta parties, BBQs, a live band, dancing and amusing prize giving
celebrations all in store. Sailing will be outside Jolly Harbour and in
Five Islands Harbour. There will be four classes, and all boats with a
draft of 10 feet or less are eligible to enter. Fees are EC$150 per boat,
when registering online http://www.jhycantigua.com or EC$175 per
boat when registering at Skipper's Briefing. Berths will be available
free of charge on the days of racing excluding water, electricity, etc.
Please notify Marina Office on arrival in Jolly Harbour (VHF Ch 68).
Check www.jhycantigua.com for all details or contact Tanner Jones
268-764-5910 or email@example.com.
St. Maarten Yacht Club
Members of the club Alec Scarabelli, Rhome Findlay, Jolyon Ferron,
Andrea Scarabelli, Harry Antrobus and Stephen Looser participated in
the Caribbean Dinghy Championships, hosted by the BYC in Barbados
Four members the St aarten tm in front oflSint Maarten flag at the
CDC: Andrea Sc rabell Alec ScaraL lli, Rh6ne Findlay Harry Antrobus
from August 14 to 16. The overall winner of the Championships was Team
Trinidad and Tobago (see October All at Sea for details) in First Place
with 66.6 points, Team Antigua in Second Place with 104 points and Team
Martinique in Third Place with 119 points. Ruargh Findlay provided pho-
tographs, and reported that, "the Sint Maarten team extend their sincere
appreciation to the organizers Barbados Yacht Club, Penny and Anne
for the huge effort put in by themselves and members of the BYC. Also,
all SMYC Team members extend their appreciation to The Sint Maarten
Yacht Club for the sponsorship they enjoyed, without which they would
never have been able to participate in an event of this nature."
St. Thomas Yacht Club
November 11-15 will see the U.S. Women's Match Racing Champion-
ship for the Allegra Knapp Mertz and Adams Memorial Trophies, fea-
turing top women sailors from the United States selected by resume.
This year the competitors will sail in IC24s. The IC-24 or Inter-Club 24
was designed and built by two St. Thomas sailors.
"We are really proud and excited to have the opportunity to host
this championship, the first U.S. Sailing Championship to be held out-
side of the continental United States," says event chair, Ruth Miller.
"Women's match racing has been added as an Olympic event in this
Olympiad and the competition is extremely high level. We encourage
everyone to come out to watch this spectator-friendly form of racing.
For more information, call the club at 340-775-6320.
The St. Thomas Radiology Women's Regatta & Tennis Tournament
also will be held at the St. Thomas Yacht Club this month. The tennis
portion of the event will take place November 12 to 15, while sailing
will be held November 14 and 15. Girls age 12 and older and women
are invited to enter the regatta portion of the event. Competitors will
race in double-handed Club 420 dinghies. Friends, sisters and mother-
daughter teams have competed in the past. The race format will be
round robins on windward-leeward and triangular-shaped courses in
Cowpet Bay. The entry fee includes a T-shirt and meals. To register,
contact the St. Thomas Yacht Club at 340-775-6320. -&
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THE GHOSTS OF SEPTEMBER
COPYRIGHT 2009 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
t is early in the morning here in Langkawi, Malaysia. It is still dark.
We're about half way through our second circumnavigation. I'm
holding our ship's bell in my hand-and reading off the names
engraved on it: Bill Rich, Thatcher Lord, Ken Betts, Cid Hamling,
Mary Pat Sica. Bill Henderson. Mike Sheen. Steve and Irene Macek.
Jack Simmons. Fritz Seyfarth ... just a few of the wonderful people
who helped us in our hour of need.
The date today is September 18, 2009. I'm also watching our ship's
clock. It is 6:21 A.M. Only two minutes to go. I sigh. I shake my head to
clear it. My eyes start to mist. It all seems like only yesterday. I glance
up-and count down the seconds to 6:23. "... five, four, three, two,
one ... NOW!" I say aloud to my silent vessel.
Exactly 20 years ago, at the height of Hurricane Hugo, I lost my
previous boat Carlotta. A 68 foot schooner named Fly Away lived up
to her name and started doing just that in 150+ knots of wind. We
were in Culebra. She dragged her anchor. We collided. Our rigging
tangled. She became sideways to the wind against my bowsprit. My
four anchor rodes started popping like over-wound banjo strings. We
were driven ashore. On rocks. Holed. Game-over!
Carlotta wasn't just a boat or just our home-she was the physical
manifestation of our watery lifestyle. A sailor can't be a sailor without a
boat. I'd built her in Boston from a few sheets of paper over the course
of six long years. One pre-Hugo minute I was an intrepid captain and a
daring sea-rover-the next instant I was a victim.
I hate being a victim.
It was as if somebody had removed the color from the sky I and my family
were still alive-but in a new, frighteningly-limited world. We were ashore.
We were jetsam. We couch-surfed for a while, thanks to the compassion of
wonderful friends-but living off the compassion of others is wearying.
I felt like I was shrinking. Hurricane Hugo lessened me. It temporarily
crippled me. I felt less confident. I couldn't quite concentrate. My exis-
tence went from stereo to mono. I suddenly found myself speaking too
loudly My jokes began to fall flat. For the very first time in my life, I thought,
"I'm unlucky" I was more than just homeless and broke-I was stunned. I
felt punch-drunk. I began to doubt everything-including myself.
Natural disasters like Hurricane Hugo do these bad things to good
people. They slap them in the face. They play "52 Pick-Up" with their
entire lives. They not only knock them down-they repeatedly kick
them while they're still in the fetal position.
It isn't pretty-especially when it is happening to you. It overwhelms
you. You want to cry so much-that you break down and actually do
cry. And then you feel both better and ashamed at the same time.
However, every dark cloud has a silver lining. I'd been coasting
through life: as a sailor, as a husband, as a father-and even as a writer.
Hugo shook me. It made me reexamine my priorities: did I want to be
a boat bum or a circumnavigator? Did I want to be husband or just
have a wife? Did I want to be father or just have a cute kid around? Did
I want to just dabble in writing-or dedicate my entire professional life
to The Art of the Sentence?
Heavy stuff, eh?
One month after our vessel was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo, my
wife Carolyn came to me. She had red eyes. "I don't mind losing our
home, Fatty. I don't mind losing every single material thing we've ever
worked for I don't even mind not having any clothes or shoes-or any
of that crap! But we're losing control of our lives, Fatty. And that scares
me. It really scares me ...
There is a solution to most problems in life: hard work. It sounds
simplistic and when we're young we don't want to hear it-but it is
the truth. Yes, much of what happens to us is random. Chance plays
a capricious role. But it is also true that character is destiny. We can't
control what happens to us but we can control how we respond to it.
And, generally, the harder we work, the luckier we get.
One day I woke up and decided to stop being a victim. I sprang into
action. I decided that even doing the wrong thing was preferable to
doing nothing at all. It immediately felt like a million pounds had been
lifted from my shoulders. I stopped thinking about all that I had lost
and started thinking about how rich I was. Most important of all, I got
my butt in gear I cast off my storm-induced inertia-and started, once
again, to create my own destiny.
I walked the beaches of St. John in search of a free boat. I wasn't
looking for a good boat or my dream yacht-just a reasonable vessel
that I could "win" without too much money upfront. I found Wild Card
(a 1978 Hughes 38), holed and driven ashore on the rocks in Leinster
Bay. I paid $3,000 for her salvage rights-and had to accept full re-
sponsibility to remove her from National Park waters without damag-
ing the environment-or pay to have the NPS do so.
It was a big risk for, potentially, a big reward.
I pulled it off. I managed to get her to the Independent Boat Yard on St.
Thomas-where Pieter Stoken hauled her immediately-knowing full well
I had empty pockets and a mammoth rebuilding project ahead of me.
Fixing the big hole in her portside was the easy part. I managed
to complete that itchy job within the first month. But her bulkheads
were no longer attached, her mast step had been pulverized and her
engine was a rusted hulk. It took many years to turn her into a strong,
storm-ready, ocean-sailing yacht.
Every penny went into the boat. Every spare second was spent ei-
ther working on her or earning the money to do so. Up until 1995, I
sailed her without an engine. Then we purchased a brand new Perkins
M30 from Tom Gerker of Parts and Power in Tortola. This was a big
step. I had a goal now-but I was too shy to admit it. In 1998 Carolyn
came zooming back to the boat in our dingy-and was amazed to see
an expensive Monitor self-steering gear on its transom. "... looks like
we're going somewhere," she said dryly.
What an understatement. Since that moment, we have sailed Wild
Card over 50,000 ocean miles. We've circumnavigated. We've rounded
the Cape of Storms, tasted the Roaring Forties, been repeatedly en-
tertained by the Indian Ocean. The entire world is, literally, our oyster
And we've had the highest possible quality of life I can imagine-all
aboard our modest little $3,000 craft.
There are two pivotal moments in my life-one of them is the launch-
ing of Carlotta. It was a wonderful day. I was bursting with happiness,
with pride, with confidence. At 19 years of age I'd set out to build an
ocean-going boat-and I and my wonderful wife had done so. I wasn't
a dreamer-I was a doer
The other pivotal moment was a dozen years later-when I lost her
I thought, at the time, it was horrible-rotten-bad luck. But was it?
In hindsight, I don't think so. I now believe that losing my previous
vessel-as dear and precious as she was to me-was really the first
agonizing step in growing up. I was man-child before Hugo, and man-
man after. It forced me to think. Certain sects in Tibet pray for ma-
jor problems so they can learn from them. Hurricane Hugo was my
watery Zen Master. Without Hugo's savage push, I might never have
accomplished my life-long dream of sailing around the world. I had to
bottom-out in order to realize my wealth wasn't my boat-my wealth
was my health and my wife and my child and my own heart.
I'm lucky. I have a life partner. This is no small thing. Whenever I fal-
ter, she is there. She is my rock. Not only couldn't I have built Carlotta
without my wife's help-I couldn't have survived Carlotta's demise
without her. Nor could I have circumnavigated.
But life is strange. We humans don't know what is happening to us
while it is happening. We're ignorant. We really don't know what is good
luck or bad luck. We think we do, but we're often wrong. We win the
lottery and think, "... good luck!" as the money destroys our marriage,
takes away our health and lands us in bankruptcy court. Or our home is
destroyed in a tornado and we think, "... bad luck!" Maybe not.
Sometimes you have to lose 'everything' to realize that everything
isn't terribly important. Material things mean little. Things are just stuff.
We get tricked by consumerism into thinking 'stuff' is important-but it
is not. Stuff is crap. Stuff is just brightly-colored baubles. Nor is money
important. Money merely buys convenience-which isn't terribly valuable
anyway. What is important is the stainless steel within our souls. Ours were
tempered in Hugo. We are, strangely and ultimately, grateful. -
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card with his wife Carolyn
and cruises throughout the world. Currently, he says, "We're working
on the boat to get her ready to duel with the Somali pirates. (I have
a new slingshot and have been practicing!)" Fatty is the author of
"Chasing the Horizon" by American Paradise Publishing, "Seadogs,
Clowns and Gypsies" and "The Collected Fat." For more Fat-flashes,
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HOW NOTTO CLEAR
CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION
ONE CAPTAIN'S EXPERIENCE
BY ANDY SCHELL
that I would be spending the night in a Grenadian
prison. It's easy to cross borders in the Caribbean, es-
pecially by sailboat. It's also very easy to fall victim to
"tropical stupor," that lazy, languid state of mind created by balmy
weather and easy-going, where you "just can't seem to get any-
My brush with the Grenada officials came about due precisely to
that, with the added stress of playing psychologist for a boat-full of
teenagers. One particularly rebellious student had finally crossed the
line at Union Island-we booked him on the first flight out of Grenada
the following morning.
I realized something was askew when I went to clear Customs.
The head Immigration Officer seemed to know who I was before
even introducing myself, and gave me a wry smile when I asked
"Have a seat, Captain," he said, emphasizing the word. The bot-
tom line, he explained, was that I'd illegally disembarked a crew
member without first clearing him through Immigration. After 10
minutes, I realized the situation was serious. From the official's per-
spective, he had no idea if I'd disembarked the student at all, even
suggesting I could have thrown him overboard five miles offshore.
How could I defend myself? The officer towered over me, staring at
me through the corner of his eyes as his head gazed off in the other
direction. This was terribly intimidating.
"Andrew, Andrew, Andrew ... Give me a brilliant idea so I can decide
what to do with you ..."
The author a very happy,
prison-free skipper, hiking
Brilliant idea? I had no idea how to handle myself, and decided to
just answer his questions honestly and hope he'd let me go, which
was starting to seem increasingly
unlikely. He called Mia in, my first
mate and fiancee, after an hour or
so, asking her if she could sail the
boat onward to Trinidad while I
lingered in the local jail, awaiting
my trial and potential $10,000 fine.
Though she would have been quite
capable, leaving me behind was not
"Do you know what this means,
Captain?" he asked me after three
hours, handing over a sheet of pa-
per, completely out of the blue. I
looked at what appeared to be my
clearance, and I gave the officer a
"Does this mean you're letting
"Yes. But only because you have
ten young lives to look after, and you seem like a good man.
Dumbfounded, I stood on wobbly legs, walking out of the office
without even thanking him, corralled the kids and practically floated
to the dinghy dock, where freedom was manifested in the form of a
small rubber inflatable.
The lesson, of course, is to simply take Customs as seriously as it
really is. It's so easy to take this for granted-the Caribbean is so laid-
back and friendly, that after a while clearing in and out becomes rou-
tine, sometimes forgotten.
But what if the tables were turned? Imagine a Grenadian-flagged
boat disembarking a crew member in New York City, where he subse-
quently boards a plane bound for a foreign country without first go-
ing through customs. The skipper in that case most certainly would
be in prison.
The officials in Grenada remained friendly and polite throughout
my ordeal, as was every other customs official I encountered through-
out the islands. I was scared stupid-not of them, but of my waiting
prison cell. I'm convinced that the two gentlemen in the office that
day had one hell of a laugh over a couple beers once I left, and they
Back at the boat, the kids wanted to know word-for-word what
had happened. I obliged with a stupid smile plastered on my
face, breathing the air of a free man, acutely aware how wonder-
ful it was to be sitting in the cockpit of a sailing boat-and not
behind bars. -i
Andy Schell is a professional captain and freelance writer, based in
the Caribbean, Annapolis and Stockholm, depending on the season.
He lives aboard his yawl Arcturus with Mia, his fiancee. Contact him at
email@example.com or www.fathersonsailing.com.
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WI-FI ADVANCES FOR YOUR BOAT
BY MARK KILTY
Have you ever decided where to anchor based
on internet access instead of holding, fetch, and
swell? You're not alone. Internet connectivity
has become a tool people around the world rely on every
day. Over the years, many advances and products have
been made available for boaters to greatly increase their
ability to connect to shore-side access points.
Internal laptop wireless cards are extremely low power,
they use an antenna buried inside the laptop case, and
in turn have a short range of effective use. They were
built with the idea of connecting to a network in your
home or office-so from your boat, you need something
The simplest means of getting farther range are exter-
nal USB-based wireless cards. Many are on the market,
varying in ability and power. The maximum single port
USB device transmits at 500 milliwatts or 27 dBm (lap-
tops transmit at approximately 50 milliwatts). Some of the
companies that manufacture these devices are EnGenius,
Alfa, Ubiquiti, Rokland, and D-Link. All of these devices will give
you a much stronger output range because they transmit at a
higher output level and have a much greater ability to process
weaker signals. They are easy to install and use, as there is no ex-
ternal power required for the unit, and they were designed for all
computer users. Some new units can go up to one watt of power,
but how they interact with the USB ports on computers still has
to be proven since they draw a significant amount of power from
the laptop. Be aware that none of the USB units were built or
Client Bridges can be used to repeat an onshore wireless sig-
nal on your boat, so your computer can then connect via it. Client
Bridges were designed and built for wide area Wi-Fi networks.
They will allow many computers to connect to the bridge, and
the bridge then in turn will connect to an access point. There are
a few marine products on the market that utilize Client Bridges,
such as Port Networks (www.portnetworks.com) and IslandTime
PC. Use of an external power supply is necessary, and the user
interfaces were designed with network engineers in mind. These
units are sealed and waterproof because they were originally de-
signed for an outdoor environment with an Ethernet cable being
run to the computer.
Wi-Fi is line of sight. Because of this, the location and type of
antenna that is used in conjunction with either solution above is
extremely important. The antenna should be mounted outside the
boat with an unobstructed view. There are two types of antennas:
directional and omni-directional. Directional antennas are higher
gain, but point in a single direction. Directional antennas are very
difficult to utilize in the marine environment as your boat is rarely
stationary. An omni-directional antenna will transmit and receive in
3600, allowing the boat to move without affecting the connection.
An 8-9 dBi omni-directional antenna will give the best com-
promise of added range but not reduce the angle at which the
antenna receives and transmits. This antenna will transmit and re-
ceive at a 20-250 angle vertically from the physical antenna. A 12
dBi transmits at about 10-150 and a 15 dBi at about 3-6. Using a
higher gain omni-directional antenna (greater than 9 dBi) forces
you to place it at the same vertical plane as the access point you
are trying to connect to, which will vary from port to port.
While using a marine Wi-Fi product or a solution you put togeth-
er yourself, you may be tempted to run a long coax cable between
the electronic gear inside your boat and the antenna outside. Coax
cable has significant signal loss-and the longer the run, the big-
ger the loss. Certain types of coax cable are better, but ideally, little
or no coax cable is used. The other cabling (USB/Ethernet) can be
extended almost indefinitely with very little signal loss.
Today, having the ability to get online from the comfort of your
own boat is a luxury all boaters want-and advanced solutions
may be simpler than you think. -&
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FOR YOUR BOAT
An ideal solution would take the following
A Wi-Fi adapter (USB/Client Bridge) with good
transmit-power and receive-sensitivity.
A single cable run between the computer and
the WiFi device, with power being supplied by
the computer, so installation is trivial.
The Wi-Fi adapter should be mounted close to
the antenna to reduce/eliminate the coax cable
used in the system.
The Wi-Fi antenna should be in the range of 8-9
dBi to avoid issues of vertical alignment with the
The antenna should be mounted high enough to
clear obstructions on deck and with a clear 3600
view. Most access points you will be connecting
to will also be at sea level, so a clear line of
sight off the boat is needed, but height is
The configuration on the computer should be no
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56TH CLUB NAUTICO
BACARDI'S RUM BUM IS TOP BOAT
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Nautico de San Juan International Billfish Tournament (IBT)
hosted August 28 to September 3 out of San Juan, Puerto
Rico. The fleet of 46 competing boats released 99 blue
marlin over four days of fishing.
"Out of 46 registered boats," said tournament chairman, Gonzalo Fer-
rer, "40 of them released marlin and almost all competing boats reported
action on board. In fact, we had many boats with multiple releases."
The winners certainly had their share of releases. Luis Bacardi's Rum
Bum scored Top Boat with the release of six blue marlin, followed by
Bimba and Reel Affair with five blue marlin apiece. The Rum Bum,
which traveled from the U.S. specifically to compete in the IBT, moved
into the Top Boat lead the second day of competition and never
Bacardi also won one of the most coveted awards. He and fellow an-
glers Doug Covin and Salim Merheb were members of United States
05, the International Winning Team. The anglers each received the
prize of entry to participate in the Rolex/IGFA International Champi-
onship to be held in Cabo San Lucas in 2010, and three plane tickets
to Panama courtesy of Copa Airlines.
The Guatemala angling team of Antonio 'Che' Kozina, Juan Cobar,
Jr. and Midel G6mez finished second in the International category,
followed by Venezuelan lady anglers Maria Rivera, Carolina Figueredo
and Ivette Rodriguez. Rivera won the Best Lady Angler award with two
Meanwhile, Puerto Rican angler Carlos Ramirez won Top Angler
when, in the last few moments of competition, he hooked and released
two marlin that, along with another two previous released, propelled
him to the top of the leader board. Visiting angler Doug Covin and lo-
cal anglers Jorge Pavia and Nicolas Carvajal filled the second through
fourth angler slots, all of them with three blue marlin releases apiece.
In the Interclub category, the United States team of Carlos Ramirez,
Bill McGough and Carlos Luis Rodriguez won, followed by Club Nau-
tico de San Juan with Mike Benitez, Ralph Christiansen III and Luis
Enrique Terrassa, and in third position Club Deportivo del Oeste' with
Eugenio Belaval, Efrain Gonzalez Caro and Omar Joglar.
Club Nautico de San Juan has been an active leader in billfish con-
servation, and the IBT has been an all-release format since 2003. Two
awards recognize tagging, or placing research tags in marlin at the time
of release so scientists can track and learn more about them. Venezu-
ela's Maria Rivera won the Angler with the Most Tags award, while Ariel
Correa aboard Bimba won the Captain with the Most Tags award.
A total of 170 anglers competed in this tournament and hailed from
10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Guatemala, Do-
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ALEC ANDERSON &
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
BY ANDREA BAILEY
he transition from high school to college is a big deal, no
matter where you're from. The transition from a high school
class of five on a small island in the Caribbean to a college
in Rhode Island where the freshman class alone has almost
1,000 people is huge. But that's just the transition Alec Anderson, a
young sailor from Tortola, British Virgin Islands, made in August.
After spending the summer sailing laser radials at the US Youth
Championships on Long Island Sound-he finished fourth-and the
Youth Worlds in Buzios, Brazil-he got seventh, Alec headed for Roger
Williams College in Rhode Island, where he was recruited to sail. The
Roger Williams Hawks were ranked sixth in the nation according to
Sailing World's preseason rankings, and Alec is hoping he can help his
team climb to number one by the end of the fall.
College sailing is a big adjustment, even for a young pro like Alec,
who is used to international competitions where the world's best and
fastest show up to compete. Sure, there are only 18 boats on a col-
legiate starting line, but you can bet that at almost every regatta the
fleet is stacked with kids just like Alec; kids who've been racing their
whole lives, many on national and international levels. The courses are
a lot shorter, so every start has to count, and there are no throw outs,
so every finish matters too. I talked to Alec in September, just before
his first regatta, to see how things were going on and off the water.
So how's college life so far?
It's a lot of fun. I've been here for one month and I think I'm finally
settling in. We're starting to get into the sailing too, which I'm excited
about. I really like the team. I'm sailing in my first regatta this weekend,
here at Roger Williams, so I'm looking forward to showing what I can
do. I think my crew, Bianca Rom, and I sail well together, and our coach
will probably sail us together a lot.
What kind of boats are you guys sailing, FJs or 420s?
Roger Williams has FJs, which I had never sailed until I got here. So
I've only had two weeks in the boat, but I think my boat handling is
already pretty good; for me it's mostly just getting used to the college
style of racing. I like getting in a new boat and learning to sail it. I know
that given enough time I'll be able to get it down, and I like pushing
myself to get better.
What do you think of the coaches?
Amanda Callahan is our head coach, and Colin Merrick is our assistant
coach, and they're both really nice and laid back. Amanda knows what's
going on and understands what college sailing is like. She's been there
and done it herself, which is going to be a great asset at regattas. There's
also a good bond between the coaches and the sailors. Sometimes they'll
hang out with us after practice or go to dinner with the team, and they're
chill even at practice.
Sounds like a good time. Has it been a hard adjustment at all?
School's harder, and there's a lot more work, but no, I don't think
there's been anything that's been hard for me to adjust to; it's mostly
just different. It's weird having team members and a coaching staff. I
mean, I had a coach at home, and sometimes I'd practice with other
kids from other islands, but mostly I was sailing by myself. It's nice to
be a part of a team with actual other sailors. That's been an adjustment
Probably the hardest adjustment I'll have to make will be getting
used to the cold weather, but as of right now it's still pretty warm. I
don't think it's hit me yet that it's going to get colder
Given your experience so far, what would you tell the next batch
of incoming freshmen from the Caribbean?
Good sailors can pick up new boats and adjust to different styles of
sailing pretty well on their own, so I don't think I'd give them any sail-
ing advice. I'd mostly just tell them about what I'd learned about col-
lege life freshman year, and I haven't been here long enough to give
any advice about that yet.
Roger Williams the right decision?
Andrea Bailey is a recent graduate of the College of Liberal Arts at
Georgetown University, Washington, DC and a former collegiate sailor
who has returned to her home island of St. Thomas.
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END OF THE SAILING SPECTRUM
BY ROBBIE FERRON
This large fleet starting on this small
start-ing line will not enjoy more space
after the start because the width of Ae
lake Ibroadi is the same s the starting line
ur great sport of sailing can be enjoyed in highly varied
circumstances. This summer I enjoyed some great sail-
boat racing on the other end of the sailing spectrum in
the Broadlands of Norfolk, UK.
Norfolk is a relatively flat part of England (on the east side)
where a number of rivers meander through the countryside; some
small lakes called "Broads" are located just to the side of them,
probably due to peat having been dug out in those locations.
The area is well known for yacht charters-but they are not
called yacht charters ... they are called hire boats. The experience
excludes any rough water, clear water, sandy beaches or palm
trees-but includes delightful stretches of river where animal life
is abundant and the greenery is inspiring.
The boats are sail and motor and, designed for the conditions
there, would not work at all in our Caribbean conditions. Both sail
and power designs incorporate the challenges of shallow water
and low bridges. Speeds are controlled to as low as three knots,
and full bore is at six knots. Boats are designed with very tight
turning circles, and with hulls that create a minimal wake.
The regatta I sailed, Wroxham Week, is now 130 years old. The
entire event is sailed on a tiny piece of water (Wroxham Broad) and,
due to the small size of the water, one of the main challenges of
the organizers is to get each class off the water so there is space
for the next class.
The water is far from clear-but heavily populated with
ducks and geese. I witnessed numerous collisions courses with
large boat fleets and flocks of birds that all resolved with re-
markable efficiency. The club docks are heavily impacted with
The main classes are the "white boats" and the "brown boats."
The white boats are all white but the brown boats can be any
colour. They are both very old gaff designs, and some of the
boats are 80 years old. The real names are the Yare and Bure One
Design for the white boats and the Broads One Design for the
Brown boats. They are proof that intense racing does not need
carbon and exotic equipment. They are highly restricted One
This "white boat"
(sail no. 70) is part of
a strict One Design
that restricts even
the use of tiller
Designs, with the class organizations dating back many decades
and incorporating many important local dignitaries.
The class that is the most spectacular is the "river cruisers,"
which are a handicap class of boats with cabins that go up to 40
feet, but with shallow draft and huge sail plans including topsails
and bowsprits. When they are all on the lake (broad), there is not
much space for anything else. The combination of small turning
circles, very high helm skills and a decent knowledge of the rules
ensures that collisions do not happen in every race.
One of the leading boats here is the 1904 built "Maidie" that
was designed on the same basis as J boats but with a smaller keel
for the shallow waters of the broads.
The final race of the event is the "Gold Cup," which is only open
to white boats and brown boats, and where they allow, after a se-
ries of eliminations, a maximum of 40 boats on the tiny start line.
What stands out in this end of the sailing spectrum is that there
are 70-year old helmsman sailing outstanding races against more
youthful competitors. The developed skills are not put to rest at
the much earlier age we see in the Caribbean. What also stands
out are the skills of so many sailors to maneuver in such small
water with so many boats ... whilst still respecting the rules and
making so few collisions.
How did the sailing go? Well, not bad, and my wife Cary man-
aged a third in the Ladies Race. In my case, a number of good po-
sitions were offset by some terrible ones, often due to the com-
plications of dealing with large numbers of boats in small spaces.
A little more practice at close quarters sailing in the (spacious?)
Simpson Bay Lagoon, and I should be able to walk off with one of
the hundreds of trophies collected at Wroxham in the 130 years
they have been at it. -@
Founder and co-owner of the Budget Marine Group, Robbie Fer-
ron is well-known for his many contributions to the Caribbean
nautical world. He is a past president of the Caribbean Sailing
Association and lives in St. Maarten.
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ADD SAFETY TO YOUR
CHARTER CHECK LIST
FIVE TIPS FOR A SAFER VACATION AT SEA
BY JAN HEIN
Make sure even
sailors get to know
hours of enjoyable, careful plan-
ning and preparation. You pick 1 -- .-
a boat, a place and time, add in ""
friends and food, and sail off on a dream
come true. Each year, tens of thousands of
satisfied customers find chartering as good i
Many find it even better
To make certain that the long-awaited
adventure doesn't become your worst .
nightmare, add safety to your list of prepa-
rations. First, be honest when you fill out
your experience resume forms and stick
with a size boat you are capable of han-
dling comfortably. Second, after arriving at
your charter base, remember that boats,
like snowflakes, might look the same-
but the minute intricacies of an unfamiliar
yacht just might trip you up. Make sure that
your fellow-sailors get to know the new-
to-you boat, even those who've spent
Third, all charter companies run cli-
ents through a thorough briefing on the
Before ycu Ileve the
charter base dcck pay
clIse attention during the
equipment and opera-
tion of the boat. Make
sure everyone on board
pays close attention and
takes it seriously. Fourth,
don't drink and drive;
plan to take turns with
as assigned captain
and dinghy driver for
the day Bright sun and
"... be honest
when you fill out
resume forms and
stick with a size
boat you are ca-
pable of handling
THE CHARTER BOAT
THAT RETURNED FROM
DAVY JONES' LOCKER
After sinking in 170 feet
of water due in June 2008,
a sailboat was deemed
abandoned by the char-
ter company last year
after a first salvage crew
reported that it could not
be brought up safely. It
lay on the bottom, sails
up, for months until an-
other company tried a
different approach. Christopher Juredin and his Commercial
Dive Services team in the BVI made dozens of dives, re-rigged
it and dragged it to shallower water where it was cleaned
of all growth and shellfish. Several more days of technical
strong rum can make it especially difficult to read the
water correctly and, for those new to the tropics, no-
ticing the changing colors of shallows and reefs can
Fifth, prepare your options mentally-think about
and share with the crew various practices to follow dai-
ly and in the event of sudden emergencies. Weather
often changes dramatically, for example, even in the
One of the almost-worst-case-scenarios occurred
last year when three men were on their way back to
a charter base at the end of an uneventful seven-
day cruise aboard a chartered 39 foot monohull in
the British Virgin Islands. The weather that morn-
ing in the Sir Francis Drake Channel was Caribbean
casual ... until a black squall blew in, busting loose
with stronger than normal wind. A wicked blast
hit the boat, causing it to heel and, since the sail-
;;: ors had failed to close all the hatches, to quickly fill
diving brought it
to the surface and
Sit was towed to a
c ly, mechanics got
the engine run-
ning in less than
six hours. Juredin
credits his team and says, "I thank Albion Hodge of Tortola
for his help using his SABRE Catamaran Makana." The former
charter boat will
the slightly hap-
py ending didn't
comfort the guys
who failed to ad-
just their sails and
close the hatches
at the first sign of
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boat sank in the deepest
part of the Channel making
it initially impossible to re-
trieve. (See sidebar)
Personal injuries can put
a damper on a vacation.
One poor charter guest
woke up a full anchorage
with horrific screams when
he confused the up and
down buttons on the wind-
lass switch and fouled one
of his fingers in the chain.
It was a tragic mistake that
could have been avoided
with an ounce of preven-
"... don't drink and drive;
plan to take turns with
your fellow-charterers as
assigned captain and
dinghy driver for the day.
Bright sun and strong rum
can make it especially
difficult to read the water
correctly and, for those new
to the tropics, noticing the
changing colors of shallows
and reefs can be crucial."
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tion and a quarter pound of practice.
Less painful but still frustrating, and potentially dangerous, are
common mistakes like allowing the dinghy painter to foul the pro-
peller. It's an obvious error to avoid yet it happens often to folks on
an unfamiliar boat. Simply by double-checking for stray lines be-
fore engaging the engine, this headache-inducing problem won't
Gaining familiarity with your environment and your charter vessel
and practicing with its systems can assure a safe voyage. To insure that
the stories you take home from your charter will be nothing but great,
add safety to your checklist, pack along some common sense and use
Before you leave the dock, your charter company's rep-
resentative will brief you on board the boat. Watch your
guide demonstrating all the systems being tested and
try them yourself in his or her presence. Get your hands
on the engine key and controls, the depth sounder, GPS,
VHF, windlass controls, bilge pumps, roller furlers, and
anything else that moves or wiggles. Use the radio.
Make sure each person on board sees the location of
PFDs. Ask every question imaginable and don't forget
the stupid ones, just in case. To give you an added com-
fort level, some companies offer the option of a tempo-
rary captain for an afternoon or day of drill before as-
suming full responsibility yourself.
with water. Quickly. One can only imagine what was going through
They had just enough time to put out a VHF Mayday call before
climbing into the dinghy. A passing boat picked them up and fortu-
nately, no one was injured. The boat, however, went down ... with their
passports, money and possessions. The BVI Red Cross and BVI Tour-
ism Department assisted the three men. To add insult to injury, the
UI. e .I
SO MANY TEETH, SUCH A SMALL FISH
SYNODONTIDAE, OR LIZARDFISH, LIE IN WAIT
ARTICLE AND PHOTO BY BECKY A. DAYHUFF-BAUER
cave divers during my early years in
diving, I picked up some skills not
taught in recreational diving. One of
those skills was finning such that one could back
out of underwater environments rather than turn
around, a critical skill to possess in tight places.
No one backed up faster than I did on the day I
saw my first Lizardfish. Such a small, almost primi-
tive but beautiful fish with so many teeth, and we
were both under the same overhang on a sandy
bottom about 50 feet down. After reasoning
that a nine-inch fish that seemed quite seden-
tary could not inflict much damage, I went back
in to get a better look at his beautiful, turquoise
A suborder of the Aulopioformes, fish with
both primitive and modern characteristics com-
monly called grinnerss" due to their large smiling mouths, Synodon-
tidae or Lizardfish inhabit tropical and subtropical waters around the
world. Their more primitive characteristics include pelvic fins far back on
their bodies as well as fleshy adipose fins behind the dorsal fins.
To date, 67 species of Lizardfish have been identified. While there
are deep water Lizardfish found at depths up to 1,300 feet, most spe-
cies are found around rocks and reefs on sandy or muddy bottoms no
more than 40-80 feet in depth and it is these shallow water species
that most divers and snorkelers see.
If one sees a Lizardfish, it generally holds true that there will be oth-
ers in the vicinity. While diving off the north side of St. Thomas in the
U.S. Virgin Islands, I frequently visited a rocky area where it was com-
mon to find five or more clearly-visible Lizardfish in close proximity
while additional Lizardfish were distinguished by no more than a patch
of disturbed sand and protruding eyes.
The majority of Lizardfish species are about 8 to 14 inches long;
however, the largest species can reach lengths of 24 inches. The spe-
cies gained its common name, Lizardfish, due to the lizard-like appear-
ance of their heads.
As with all reef fish, the Lizardfish's coloration is determined by hab-
itat, which gives them the advantage of camouflage since they are
ambush predators. Most are intricately patterned with colors ranging
from dull brownish gray to reds, golden orange, blues, turquoise and
greens. Many have a chameleon-like ability to change coloration when
the need arises, changing from bright to dull sandy gray.
All those rows of small needle-like teeth, including teeth on their
tongues, are put to work catching small fish, squid, and shrimp. The
Lizardfish lie in wait, moving about very little; sometimes buried in the
sand with only their eyes exposed but often perched on their pectoral
fins under a rock or coral head. When prey comes along, the Lizardfish
launch themselves with mouths open and hook the prey with all those
formidable looking teeth.
Unlike other species within the Aulopioforme order, most of which
reproduce bisexually, Lizardfish are dioecious meaning there are dis-
tinct males and females. Lizardfish do not build nests nor do they
guard their young. Instead, Lizardfish spawn with the females deposit-
ing their eggs along the reefs as the males follow behind fertilizing
the eggs. Once hatched, the larvae are on their own, their transparent
bodies floating freely in the water columns.
Found in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, Bermuda,
south to Brazil, and along the eastern seaboard from North Carolina to
Florida, the Sand Diver Lizardfish, Synodus intermedius, is the species
most familiar to AllAt Sea readers.
Like all Lizardfish species, the Sand Diver has a cylindrical, almost
cigar shaped body with a large, lizard-like mouth and a scaly head.
Sand Divers can reach lengths of 14 inches when fully grown. They are
brilliantly patterned with six to eight dark, rusty brown bands between
which are turquoise and light gray patches.
Fortunately, for the Sand Diver, fishermen do not target Lizardfish;
however, they face the same threats from pollution and reef destruction
as all other marine life. Unfortunately, for the Sand Divers and other Liz-
ardfish species, they are becoming popular aquarium specimens. -
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.
ID T 5
A BENEFICENT BEACH PARTY
REEF JAM RAISES US $10,000 TOWARD PRESERVING CORAL REEFS
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY ELLEN SANPERE
eriksted on the west end of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands,
is jammed with people attracted by white sands and calm
waters, volleyball and live music at Rhythms, an adjacent
restaurant. On May 24 this year, a small entrance fee was added, along
with attractions for all ages, as Reef Jam 2009 raised US $10,000, to
fund a mini-grant program for marine-related education and conser-
A grassroots group from St. Croix's various environmentally ori-
ented groups, the organizers of Reef Jam put a beach party together
with a fundraising effort while educating beach goers and entertain-
ing music lovers.
An underwater photography contest started the day even before
the local food vendors began cooking. A raffle offered chances to
win US $400-$600 packages of donated dinners, SCUBA dives, Jet Ski
rentals, tours, hand-blown art glass, cruising guides and Cruzan rum.
The St. Croix East End Marine Park sponsored an activities tent with
educational games and a kids' snorkel clinic to educate and entertain.
New child-size snorkel gear was loaned to children interested in learn-
ing how to see what's underwater just off the beach.
The Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators (VINE) and
the St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) continued the educa-
tional theme, offering printed information on reef conservation from
several governmental and conservation groups. Safe snorkeling clinics
and a "Leave Paradise in its Place" campaign are part of their reach-
out to preserve coral reefs. Visitors were reminded that U.S. Customs
agents at the airport are authorized to confiscate and return to the
beach coral and shells found in luggage leaving the island.
Michelle Pugh, owner of Dive Experience and a member of the
Women Diver's Hall of Fame, gave a mooring-rope demonstration,
and DPNR (Department of Planning and Natural Resources) Fish &
Wildlife officials displayed a tiny lionfish in a jar to aid fishermen and
divers in identifying and eradicating this predatory reef-destroyer.
On Rhythms' open air stage, University of the Virgin Islands student
MCs Trevor Nelson and Tahyna Jules introduced guest speakers Sena-
tors Nellie O'Reilly and Terrence Positive Nelson, and the musical art-
ists, who appeared for free or at a discount: Siete Son, Kurt Schindler
and the Reggae Bubblers. Jamming with Siete Son was sailor Stan
Joines, who teaches band at Central High School and makes a point of
inviting some his students to crew on his Alberg 35, Windflower.
Heading the grassroots organizers were long time boaters Kurt and
Janelle Schindler, founders. According to Karlyn Langjahr (DPNR St.
Croix East End Marine Park), Reef Jam was started in 2007 when the
Schindlers contacted their friend Claudia Lombard for ideas on hold-
ing a benefit performance for St. Croix reefs.
Lombard linked the Schindlers to three women from VINE: Emily
Tyner (UVI-Marine Advisory Service), Melanie Feltmate (St. George
Botanical Gardens) and Langjahr At the time, VINE was gearing up
for International Year of the Reef 2008, and met with the Schindlers
and other interested individuals. The effort became Reef Jam 2008.
Ask the Exerig.1
Initial investment was non-existent, but local businesses and com-
munity groups donated funds and volunteer time to the event, which
raised US $7,000. The proceeds funded snorkel clinics for reef safety,
and public service radio announcements to inform the public about
fishing seasons, reef protection and the snorkel clinics.
This year, Langjahr was pleased to report a turnout of about 1,000
people and more than 60 volunteers. Funds generated at Reef Jam
2009 were made available on a competitive basis through a mini-grant
program whereby St. Croix community groups, school or student or-
ganizations, civic groups, government or non-government agencies/
organizations, and individuals were invited and encouraged to apply
for small (US $500-$2,500) grants to fund marine-related education
and conservation projects. Reef Jam uses the Virgin Islands Resource
Conservation and Development Council as their fiduciary.
The importance of coral reefs extends beyond the interests of boat-
ers, divers and snorkel enthusiasts. Healthy coral reefs enable healthy
fisheries; they protect the beaches that draw tourists and mitigate
windstorm damage to the coastline all of which have a tremendous
financial impact on the Caribbean and its people. Human impact is
destroying this valuable asset, and education is the first step in revers-
ing that trend, according to VINE.
After the first year's success and feedback from the crowd, the or-
ganizers decided to make Reef Jam an annual event and now they
plan to establish its non-profit (501-c-3) tax status. In September, they
proudly announced that Reef Jam was selected as the Virgin Islands
Coastal Zone Management's "Organization of the Year" for 2009.
Check with www.reefjam.com for updates, and get your snorkel gear
ready for Reef Jam 2010. 1-
Ellen Sanpere has lived aboard Cayenne III, a refurbished Idylle 15.5,
since 1998. She and her husband Tony started from Annapolis and
have cruised from Maine to Venezuela. St. Croix is their home port.
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WHERE TO SHOP FOR FOOD
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
You don't have to subsist on grog and hard tack while cruising the
Caribbean. Nearly every island boasts plenty of places to provision.
You'll find everything from roadside stands brimming with fresh fruits
and vegetables, to gourmet groceries and mainland-type supermar-
kets that stock ingredients from soup to nuts. Here's a sampling of
what you'll find:
Doiisinican Republic: On the north coast in Luper6n, there is a
general supermarket at Marina Luper6n, and a commercial center just
south of the main square in Puerto Colon that has both a supermarket
and bakery Nearby to the east in Puerto Plata, Ocean World Marina
offers supermarket services, which include order assistance and de-
livery Further east in Samana, Casa Dorado has two general grocery
stores and a French bakery In the southeast in La Romana, the Casa
de Campo Marina offers a general grocery store, Supermercado Na-
cional. It also has the Block & Barrel Gourmet Deli, an upscale shop
that sells high quality foods including Starbucks coffee and Cheese-
cake Factory desserts and a variety of fine wines and liquors.
U.S. Virgin Isllands: Pueblo and Plaza Extra are the big stores
here. Since last year's remodel, The Fruit Bowl, in Wheatley Center
on St. Thomas, has turned into more of a full-service supermarket. In
addition to a spectacular variety of conventional and organic produce
(think eight to 10 different types of tomatoes!), there's an extensive
cheese selection, whole grain and specialty breads, prime meats, ko-
sher poultry, wild salmon, nuts by the pound, a salad bar and an In-
dian, Hispanic and British products section.
British Virgin Islands: Bobby's Market Place and RiteWay
Food Markets are the two large supermarket chains in the BVI. For
something different, check out Dockmasters at the Village Cay Marina
on Tortola. There are salads, sandwiches and soups. Salads, sold by
the pound, range from lettuce and tomato to honey mustard chick-
pea. Sandwiches offer gourmet touches like goat cheese and olive
tapenade and there are daily soup specials. There is also a small gro-
cery section with many imported items.
St. Maarten: There are several provisioning agents on both sides
of the island as well as gourmet supermarkets and other stores catering
to the yachts, says Riselle Celestina, administrator at the St. Maarten Ma-
rine Trades Association. "Most are centered in and around the Simpson
Bay area and have either dinghy docks or locations at marinas such as
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market. A few minutes drive away is Bailey's
Supermarket. In St. John's, the best is Epicu-
rean, which also has a branch in Jolly Harbour.
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locally grown produce can be bought quite cheaply and, of course, is
St. LMwca: This year, says Raoul Masse, manager of Marigourmet
Ltd., in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia, "We will carry more French products
than last year, including cheeses and gourmet items." Last year, the
gourmet grocery expanded its variety of cheeses and wines. This se-
lection will be available this year as well as will game meat, fresh fish
fillets, USDA prime and choice beef, and unique items such as sushi
products, especially around the winter holidays.
Super J is St. Lucia's largest supermarket chain. The market is Castries is
a great place for fresh fruits and vegetables as well as meats and seafood.
Several stalls line the market and sell pre-prepared local dishes & snacks.
St. Vincent & The Grenclines: In St. Vincent, Narendra 'Seth'
Sethia, base manager for Barefoot Yacht Charters headquartered in
Blue Lagoon, says, "There are a couple of small stores close to St. Vin-
cent's yacht harbor, but for decent provisioning you need to go slightly
further Sunrise Supermarket & Bakery, part of the C.K. Greaves chain, is
probably the most convenient. The selection is reasonably good by lo-
cal standards, though the availability of fresh produce varies according
to what the ship brought in. In Kingstown, a 20- to 25-minute cab ride
from Blue Lagoon, Aunt Jobe's supermarket has a very good selection
of fresh produce and imported cold cuts and cheeses."
Swedish-owned Gourmet Foods, within walking distance of the
charter companies, boasts an extraordinary assortment ranging from
virgin olive oil to gourmet chocolates, frozen seafood, cheeses and
frozen vacuum-packed breads such as Panini and Focaccia.
In Bequia, Doris Fresh Food sells meats imported from the U.S.,
cheeses from all over Europe, Italian pasta and rice from Thailand and
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I I-, : r. .: markets offer a wide range of fruits, vegetables,
wines, cigars, canned juices, rums, cleaning
detergents, soaps, frozen meats, and almost
all of the various foods that are available in
North American supermarkets."
A few of these supermarkets include:
Food Fair on the Carenage in St. George's;
Blue Danube Grocery on Lowther's Lane;
Foodland, one of Grenada's largest and
most popular markets and closest to Port
Louis; Real Value Supermarket, located in
Grand Anse and the biggest supermarket in
Grenada; and CK'S SUPER-VALUE in Grand
Anse, a bulk format store that is close to the
anchorage in True Blue.
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas,
U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer
and registered dietitian.
er and Mark Zuckerberg have in com-
mon? You may be asking, "Who is this
Mark guy and what does he have to do
with Cap'n Fatty?" The answer is: more than you think.
First, Cap'n Fatty is sailing around the world and
Mark is changing the world; second, they both started
following their passions at an early age with little or no
money; third, both have been very successful in their
own endeavors; fourth, Cap'n Fatty has given us sto-
ries and books, while Mark has given us Facebook! You
guessed it! Mark is the 20-something-year-old founder
and CEO of the world-changing/social-networking site
Facebook.com. As a sailboat captain and web devel-
oper, I find both their stories fascinating and inspiring.
Whether you live in one of the world's greatest cit-
ies, such as New York, London or Tokyo or stay away
from cities looking for quiet, secluded anchorages
while cruising around the world, chances are you have
at least heard of Facebook or use it on a daily basis to
stay in touch with family and friends.
Facebook offers many useful features for sailors such
as Pages, Photos & Videos,
Applications, Groups, and
Events that we can use to
keep in touch and meet
other sailors, manage our
photos, sell our services,
advertise our regattas and
cruises, etc., from the com-
fort of our cabins and cock-
pits, most for the same cost
as our precious wind ... ab-
I must admit I have been
a Facebook junkie for over
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a year now. I check it at least once every day and have
over 300 "friends", some I am not sure that I know who
,.ww. they are any more.
To get an idea of how awesome Facebook is, just log
on and look at the photo of the "Sailor's Gathering at Ica-
cos"; downing Dark 'n Stormies on our sailboat on that
lazy afternoon, we had 14 people hailing from the United
States, England, Spain, Nevis, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.
SThey now can enjoy this photo and each other's updates
on all our lives from wherever they are, just by being Fa-
S I used to spend countless hours resizing my photos,
= creating web pages and adding them to our web site.
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Now, thanks to the Facebook
Photo Uploader, I can create
an album and load my pho-
tos in a few minutes right af-
ter I get home from vacation
or, better yet, during vacation
from my phone.
As a web developer I ap-
preciate how easy Facebook
makes things for non-techies
and as a sailor I really like how
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easy it is to plan a cruise with my sailing buddies or to enjoy the photos
from sailors in faraway places.
My Facebook friends range in age from pre-teens, such as my kids,
to the 70s, my own parents, from high school friends and teachers to
the governor of Puerto Rico, and from power boaters to sailors such as
"Cap'n Fatty" Goodlander! They are scattered all over the world from
India to Spain, Bermuda to California, and Colombia to Canada. Just
think of the possibilities and opportunities this provides.
Do a simple search for "Sailing Caribbean" in Facebook and you
will get hundreds of hits ... from the St Lucia Yacht Club to the Kialoa
V Offshore Sailing & Caribbean Adventures, sailing clubs, sailboat
owner groups, regattas, sailing charters-sailing venues are all tak-
ing advantage of Facebook to let everyone know they are out there.
If you have not joined Facebook yet, why not join today? If you decide
to join, look me up, and invite me if you like, and I'll be glad to be your
first Facebook "friend," but I must go now-I need to log into Facebook
and see what my friends are up to today Hasta la vista, sailors!
SCapt. Tony Miro is a life-long sailor, photographer and web devel-
Soper who lives in Puerto Rico with his family, where they sail aboard
> their Hunter 376 iNada Mas! He supports three sailing web sites,
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his friends more or less taught themselves; the Lord Nelson was an ideal
location for windsurfing. This inspired Andre De Saint Phalle to establish
a windsurfing school right there and, in 1985, he launched the annual An-
OLYMPIAN WINDSURFER PLANS
LAUNCH OF NEW CARRIACOU SLOOP
BY GILLY GOBINET
tigua Windsurfing Week. This first regatta
included a race to Montserrat and 12 year-
old Eli was an enthusiastic participant.
In 1988, Antigua planned to send Eli's
older and more experienced friend, Inigo r
Ross, to the Korean Olympics. Asked to
train with him, Eli found himself more often
alone due to Inigo's other numerous com-
mitments, so eventually Inigo suggested Eli -
go in his place. The young schoolboy dili-
gently trained every day on the big, curved ABOVE
Eli Fuller llerl & Jr World
board, but with absolutely no wind in the Eh Fuller left)& Jr World
Champion Sebastian Kornum
months preceding the Games. Korean of- of Denmark right won their
ficials assured Eli that the conditions there respective divisions at the
would be exactly the same, so the 18 knots 2009 event
of wind in the first race came as a consider- RIGHT
able shock. Things went from bad to worse: Eh won all but one of the
Techno fleet races at the
it blew 20 knots in the second race, with 15 T fleet aces h
Highland Spring HiHo &
foot waves, and the third race was can- dominated the 43-racer
celled due to extreme conditions. Eli hated strong class
every minute, particularly the cumbersome
board, coming 31st out of 45. But he did beat Barbados and the then-
USSR. Not so bad for a young lad of 16.
After graduating, Eli went to university in Florida, and open class wind
surfing-naturally he raced more than he studied. He gained valuable
experience with a custom-board manufacturer and sail maker, and spon-
sorship made it possible for him to use the latest equipment. His suc-
cesses earned him a wild card entry into his first professional regatta.
He started participating internationally, not only in the Caribbean but
also Brazil, the Canaries, Greece, Germany, Great Britain and Hawaii. He
took part in various international regattas, including HiHo, which he won
outright four times, including 2009.
In Hawaii, Eli first encountered kite surfing, but did not like the idea
of going downwind only. As the equipment improved, so did Eli's inter-
est. Back in Antigua, he encouraged fellow surfers to try out this more
extreme and often dangerous sport. Kite Surfing Antigua was set up at
Jabberwock Beach, just down the coast from the former Lord Nelson Ho-
tel and with exactly the same ideal conditions. However, a broken knee
with complications meant that Eli could no longer take part in the surfing
circuits as a full time occupation. He started to consider other ways of
making a living-so long as it had something to do with the sea.
With a minimum budget coupled with his knowledge of the north
sound of Antigua, Eli introduced a small ecological tour, first on a
pirogue and later on a scarab, for tourists at a time when concern for
the environment was growing. As the business grew, a second power-
boat with a similar focus for round the island excursions was success-
fully added. However, the recent rising price of fuel and the carbon
footprint interest prompted Eli to look at wind power-primarily for
sailing charters but also to satisfy his passion for racing.
Fascinated by the incredible speed of the Carriacou sloops in the
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, he ordered one for himself in 2007.
Meanwhile the owner of another half-finished Carriacou sloop, Ocean
Nomad, asked him for help in completing it. They reached an arrange-
ment and whilst waiting for his own sloop, Eli agreed to take it on.
Despite every prediction to the contrary, he sailed it to Antigua arriv-
ing three days before the start of the regatta in April 2008. Frantically
painting the deck and the cabin and trying to ignore the termites and
mildew below, Eli and Ocean Nomad crossed
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hEl .l:.l-,,r rl,.- ,..r :F the year getting Ocean
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Grenada. In April 2009, Ocean Nomad won four prizes in the Antigua
Classic Yacht regatta-a job certainly very well done.
Meanwhile Eli's own Carriacou sloop is nearing completion and the
big launch is expected to take place toward the end of this year. Tra-
ditionally, the name will only be revealed on launch day-which will be
on a Sunday, after Mass-followed by a big party.
Therefore, we can look forward to seeing both Ocean Nomad and
Eli's new Carriacou sloop at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in April
2010-and elsewhere around the Caribbean, so that Eli can continue
to satisfy his love of long distance sailing in a perfect environment. J@
Biologist and former Eurocrat Gilly Gobinet took up permanent
residence on Antigua in the Caribbean in 1984. She has been paint-
ing and writing-and sailing-ever since. Her work can be seen at
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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
for many cruisers traveling south from the U.S. mainland
to the Caribbean and a sports fishermen's paradise in the
late spring and summer-has welcomed investment in the
construction of upscale full-service marinas in the last several years.
Witness the openings of Marina Casa de Campo in 2001 and Ocean
World Marina in 2006.
On the south coast, Marina Zar-Par, 12 miles east of Santo Domingo,
has 150 new slips available, all with fingers and cleats, electricity (30/50
and 100 amps), and free water Free Wi-Fi is available at the marina, which
has depth to 10 feet, as well as a restaurant and other amenities.
Marina Tropical Luperon has broken ground on the north coast (see
related story), and the years head should see the expansion, opening
and groundbreaking of three additional marinas on this Greater
Marina Cap Cana:
Located on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic on
the Mona Passage and less than a 10-minute drive away from the
International Airport at Punta Cana, Marina Cap Cana opened in 2007,
currently has 89 slips and will offer a total of 120 slips when the second
of a five-phase construction project is complete in 2010.
In 2010, says marina general manager Andrew New, "We'll be able to
dock yachts up to 150 feet. However, the draft at the entrance to the main
channel is eight feet. Amenities will include free wireless Internet as well
as the availability of cable TV The fuel dock will be open by then."
The marina's web site states that it is "currently equipped with
meteorological buoy services unique to the Caribbean. When
operating, the buoys measure wind and sea conditions and transmit
this information to crews."
Five restaurants and bars, banking facilities, a signature Jack Nicklaus
golf course, swimming pool, hotel, condominiums, boutiques and a
private beach club are now open. In fact, Marina Cap Cana played
host this summer to anglers who came to fish for blue and white marlin
and compete in the White Marlin Invitational Fishing Tournament in
June, the Anzuelo Dorado tournament that runs from June through
August and the 2nd Annual Cap Cana Classic Blue Marlin Invitational
Fishing Tournament in August.
New says the completion date for the marina is dependent upon
the progress of each phase and too early to tell now. However, "We'll
ultimately be able to accommodate vessels up to 250 feet and up to
1000 vessels total, both in-water and rack storage combined."
When complete, additional marina facilities, according to the
web site, will include the services of harbor authorities and Customs
departments and free shuttle services. Full maintenance services will
be available with high-speed fuelling systems designed to deliver 120
gallons per minute.
Coastal Systems International is designing the marina, which is
managed by Brandy Marine International, LLC. Both companies are
based in Florida. Marina Cap Cana is the centerpiece of a multi-million
dollar development to be constructed over the next 10 to 15 years.
When finished, the 30,000-acre property plans call for hotels, golf
courses and residences on 3.4 miles of beachfront.
Set to open sometime in 2010, Costablanca Marina is located on the
southeastern coast in Juan Dolio, approximately 40 miles east of the
capital city of Santa Domingo. The marina is slated to provide 150
slips for yachts up to 120 feet. A surrounding up market Marina Village
will include restaurants and bars, boutiques, condominiums, and yacht
maintenance services. Shore side, there will also be oceanfront villas
and a Greg Norman-designed golf course.
Roco Ki Marina:
Development of this marina, set on one of the island's most
popular tourist destinations at Macao Beach on the east coast, "will
recommence in 2010," says Dave Mayer, vice president of residential
sales and marketing.
The original plan calls for 465 slips designed to accommodate
yachts from 30 to 150 feet, including permanently moored and
transient pleasure boats, sport fishing and large cruising yachts.
The marina will take the shape of a large traditional marina with an
overall size of 175,000 to 200,000 square meters. There will be smaller
"neighborhood" marinas and private docks along the intra-coastal
canal that will run through the Roco Ki property. In addition, there will
be capacity for 100 vessels in dry stack storage.
The marina is part of a larger destination resort complex that will
ultimately include luxury hotels, condominiums and villas, a sports
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circumnavigation on his
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a forced stay in Bahia Luper6n, he saw the enormous potential
of this hurricane hole. It didn't take long for Dresler to change
his mind and stay. More than ten years later he hardly can hide
his excitement over the groundbreaking that took place in the
beginning of July this year
To realize his plans, Dresler created the company "Marina
Tropical SA" in 2001. The biggest challenge was the obtaining of
environmental permits, which required a protracted and tenacious
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
From his office on the hill above the Bay of Luper6n, GOnter
Dresler is looking down on the groundbreaking of what is
going to be the realization of his dream: a marina in the
safest spot of the Dominican Republic at the "hurricane hole,"
Luper6n Bay. Since time immemorial there has not been any
damage in or around the bay caused by a hurricane. It's a unique,
valuable and desirable spot in the Dominican Republic.
lobbying of the government officials. The result, building permit
No. 0053-03 of the Environmental Protection Agency for Tropical
Marina Luper6n, is proudly shown on the office outside wall.
The permit not only took many years, but about US $50,000
The plans call for 250 slips measuring 30-80 ft., with electricity,
water, TV and phone connections plus additional berths for seven
yachts measuring more than 100 ft. After the groundbreaking, the
constructing of the dry dock with repair shop and hauling facility
on the south of the site takes priority. A marine filling station for
diesel, gasoline and oil will also be constructed soon.
In phase two, a shopping center with cafeteria, restaurant,
supermarket, stores, sanitary facilities, laundromat, communications
center and offices for yacht club and harbor police will rise.
New investors are sought for the planned 4,000 square
meters of apartments, in the form of a stepped building and
approximately 50 villas with 800-1,200 square meters of land,
Luper6n is located on the Northwest coast of the Dominican
Republic, 30 miles west from Puerto Plata. It's a small remote
village whose inhabitants survive on farming, fishing and tourism.
The Bay of Luper6n has always been a place of refuge for sailboats
and yachts on their way from Florida to the Eastern and Southern
Caribbean. Between 100 and 200 boats are anchored there at
any time. During hurricane season, fishing boats and mid-size
commercial vessels also take shelter in this protected bay.
The Bay of Luper6n is a nature reserve and, therefore, marina
projects hardly have been granted permits during the last 15
years. That's one of the reasons why the huge Atlantica project
went broke, even before the start. Dresler however succeeded.
His biggest concern now: how to stay healthy to live through the
full realization of his dream. -J
Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as
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reducing the negative impact on the world's environment.
SailProud founder and President, Phil Tepfer's line will include
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tee shirts, constructed with a blended fabric made from recycled
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Rash guards also made from Bamboo+TM plus rayon have been
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to Tepfer, and should do well in the tropical waters of St. Croix.
"Transitional performance apparel offers the best of both worlds,"
he says, "performance and lifestyle-on the water or on shore." His
company has partnered with U.S. Sailing, providing sailing apparel at
seven of their championship events and in an online store accessible
from the event website.
SailProud is no stranger to charity events like the St. Croix Yacht
Club Hospice Regatta. Ten percent of their profit is donated to the
Heart of Sailing Foundation, benefitting developmentally disabled
children. Additionally, Tepfer captains a boat for the organization,
donates clothing and sponsors a local chapter of the Foundation.
Their website is: www.sailproud.com.
The apparel maker will offer regatta shirts in advance online
via the regatta's newly redesigned website, www.stcroixregatta.
com, later this year. Teams may order custom embroidery, such as
a boat name or logo, on the regatta shirts in order to look extra
special at the famous Cruzan Rum welcome party and throughout
The St. Croix Yacht Club Hospice Regatta will be held February
19-21, 2010. Inspired by Competition, Enhanced with Compassion,
the organizers aim to raise funds and awareness for hospice on St.
Croix. Funds raised at the event will go to support the end-of-life
medical needs of St. Croix residents, regardless of their ability to pay.
Over one-third of the island's population is under-insured or has no
health insurance coverage at all, according to Continuum Care, Inc.,
a Medicare-certified company providing hospice care in the USVI.
Fiscal non-profit sponsorship, provided by the St. Croix Foundation,
offers donors 501(C)(3) tax deductible sponsorship options at several
levels. See www.stcroixregatta.com for sponsorship opportunities and
The competition promises to
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aboards, and heavy displacement
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BY JULIAN PUTLEY
hurricane season is winding down and the 20th anniversary
of Hurricane Hugo just passed, along with the 30th
anniversary of Hurricane David, both devastating storms
for the Caribbean.
It was on the 27th of August, 1979 that Virgin Islanders started
hearing weather reports of a possible direct hit from a fast developing
tropical system some 500 miles east of the Windward Islands. On
the 29th of August, Category 3 Hurricane David slammed into
Dominica with 125 knots of wind and torrential rains. Virgin Islanders
quickly hurried hurricane preparations to completion.
Coral Bay on St. John's east end has long been regarded as one of
the best hurricane holes in the Virgin Islands and it was on this very
day that Austin Crumpster was rushing the heavy 75-ft gaff rigged
ketch Armoral into the bay to find safe anchorage. Already the outer
bands of the storm were whipping up fierce northeasterly squalls, so
when his engine quit just a few hundred feet from the dangerous lee
shore of Coral Bay's Johnson's Reef, Austin, who was single handing,
hardly had time to rush forward to let go the anchor The ship struck
and the ever-increasing seas pushed her up, inexorably higher and
higher, and as the storm approached there was simply nothing to be
done. The ship would become a total loss.
In 1979, Coral Bay was a sleepy backwater. The anchorage was
rarely used; there were no restaurants, just a few rum shops. On
a piece of waste land behind Fred's bar, a boat building project
was underway. Five small Cowhorn schooners were in various
stages of completion, each owned by individuals with the dream
of a cruising lifestyle. The work was slow going, money was tight,
and tools and parts were difficult to access. If you needed a saw
blade, a drill bit or a pot of glue it was an all day affair to trek over
to the marine store in St. Thomas.
Now, with Hurricane David approaching, the boats were lashed
down and extra trusses were quickly assembled for support. Then
the words rang out, "Vessel on the reef!"
The violent storm passed south of St. John by 100 miles; but while
the torrential rains and storm force winds pounded the island, one
of the boat builders, Jules, thought about the wreck, a treasure trove
for a boat builder Even before the storm had passed, he jumped
into his island skiff and headed out to the wreck. Sure enough the
magnificent vessel was a write-off, her port side completely stove
in. The engine was underwater, the prop was mangled and the shaft
bent. But the sails were good, the spars undamaged and there was
hardware lots of it. Soon his skiff was filled with "treasure."
Back at his meager accommodation at Malvine's, he dragged
several heavy sailbags into the bush behind his room, then he
went back for more. By now Larry, another boat builder, was there
with the same idea. Before long, many useful items were saved
from the ravages of the sea.
Malvine Sewer's guest house was a rustic affair at best;
rooms were bare concrete, a single light bulb hung in the
centre of the ceiling, the toilet was an outhouse. But for
an impoverished boat builder, cheap accommodation was
essential. In late 1979, a small shack was erected by the
parking area and a primitive rum shop developed. There were
four bar stools in front of a counter; rum drinks and cold beer
were offered for sale.
One afternoon after a hard day, Jules sat down on a bar stool
and ordered a cold one; the bar tender was not the customary
Suzy but rather a disheveled and wild-eyed Scotsman. After a
short time, Jules learned that he was chatting to ex-captain of the
Armoral, Austin Crumpster, who had hooked up with Suzy and
was becoming part of the local scene.
Every time Jules sat down for a cold beer, the conversation
would range from boats to hurricanes to pirates ... and it would
always end with Austin remarking that, "If I ever catch those
bastards who were out on the Armoral thieving everything that
wasn't welded in place, I'd make them eat their gonads." At
which Jules would either immediately change the subject, order
a large rum or say good night.
One evening a month later, Jules was wearing a pair of fast
sneakers and, after several libations, with the same conversation
repeated, he replied, "Austin, I know who was aboard the Armoral
that day salvaging all those bits and pieces."
Austin stopped what he was doing, planted his face six inches
from Jules' and, with eyes bulging and eyebrows raised, he said,
"Well, who the hell was it?"
There was an awkward pause, eyes were locked, and then Jules
said, "It was me."
Austin reddened slightly, clenched and then unclenched a fist,
and then he said, "Well done, lad. I would've done the same
thing m'self." -
Julian Putley is the author of "The Drinking Man's Guide to the
BVI," "Sunfun Calypso" and "Sunfun Gospel."
Note 1. Most of the salvaged parts were too big to be used on
the Cowhorns. Some of the spars ended up on the gaff-rigged
Breath, which was being built by Peter and Dorothy Muilenburg
at East End, St. John at the time.
Note 2. Shipwreck Landing developed into a popular restaurant
and is highly regarded on St John today
Note 3. Hurricane David was one of the most severe hurricanes
of the 20th Century. Over two thousand deaths were attributed
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Welcome Back: Caribbean 1500
Departure Port: Bluewater Sailing Center, Hampton, VA
Departure Date: November 2
Arrival Port: Nanny Cay Resort & Marina, Tortola
Contact: Steve Black
rally in America is celebrating its
twenty-year anniversary this month as
it takes off from Hampton, Virginia on
November 2 and heads for Tortola in the British 'i
Virgin Islands. The Caribbean 1500 has had over
1300 yachts and 5000 sailors participate in the ( .
rally since it began in 1990, bringing a welcome
wave of seasonal cruisers to the Caribbean
each year. The regatta is split into two classes,
cruising and rally, and participants come from
all over the world and include seasoned sailing
veterans as well as families and first-time cruisers.
This year is no exception, as 50 to 60 boats are scheduled to take
part in the rally, arriving at Nanny Cay Marina in Tortola between the
8th and the 13th of November There will be parties and social events
happening every night to greet the arriving sailors, culminating in a
banquet on the 13th.
Of course the resulting parties at the end of a successful regatta
are something everyone looks forward to, but it is the journey and
the preparation that make this regatta unique. The Cruising Rally
Association, which puts on this event and several other rallies, holds
Ocean Sailing Seminars throughout the year to help people prepare
for offshore voyages. "With planning, practice, and a bit of ingenuity,
offshore passages can be a time of camaraderie and adventure for all
aboard, independent of your personal budget," said Steve Black, the
Cruising Rally Association's Founder and President.
Safety and preparation are big factors in the rally, and each
boat is required to have certain equipment onboard as well as one
experienced offshore sailor, but the fun of the regatta is the learning
experience and the friendships formed. Over 200 of the sailors who
take part in the rally each
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draws close to 200 past
participants, proving what
great friendships are formed
over the course of the trip.
Friends, family and all who
are interested can follow
the progress of the fleet online, as each boat is equipped with a
tracking device that updates the boat's location every four hours. It
is estimated that 10,000 people per day will visit the regatta website,
www.caribl500.com, to see the real-time locations of the boats as they
make their way to Nanny Cay in Tortola.
This is the first year that the rally will be held at Nanny Cay, and the
marina is gearing up to prepare for the boats' arrivals. They've renovated
Peg Leg's restaurant, expanded their chandlery, and have negotiated
with docks across the bay in order to accommodate the
participants. They're also making room both on the dock
and in the boatyard for the boats that plan on staying the
season. "It is our first year hosting the regatta, so there is
a slight unknown, but we're looking forward to it," said
0 Miles Southerland-Pilch, the marina manager. "The tracking
a devices will help us to coordinate the arrival of each boat,
Sso we can have someone there to greet them no matter the
time of day or night."
With a warm welcome and a week's worth of celebration,
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o and around the Virgin Islands, but as many as one quarter
will continue on as far as Trinidad or Grenada. Four of
the boats are even entered in the World ARC, which
leaves the Caribbean in January 2010 on a 14-month
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RALLY CELEBRATES 10TH YEAR
WITH FREE ENTRY
BY ANDREA BAILEY
Welcome Back: North American Rally for Cruisers
Departure Port: Newport Yachting Center, Newport, RI
Departure Date: Nov 1 or soonest weather window
Arrival Ports: St. George's Dinghy and Sports Club,
Bermuda; St. Maarten
Contact: Hank Schmitt (632) 423-4988
T he North American Rally for Cruisers i
(NARC) has for the past decade been
the fun way to deliver a boat from
New England to the Caribbean. The
first leg of the regatta leaves Newport, Rhode
Island around October 31, weather permitting,
and travels the 1500 miles to Bermuda, while the
second leg is an optional run from Bermuda to St.
Maarten at the next available weather window.
The participants are a mix of professional
captains making deliveries and amateur owners
and cruisers who want to go south for the winter. There are no
awards or prizes and organizers say it's just a great way to get from
point A to point B, and a great way to meet people who share a
passion for sailing.
Offshore Passage Opportunities, the company that organizes
the rally, has a proverb: "It is easier to make new friends who sail
than it is to teach your friends how to sail." The NARC offers the
chance to do just that. At each stop there are social events to
keep the sailors entertained during the WOW (waiting on weather)
period, and before the boats leave Newport, each professional
skipper adopts an amateur and helps the sailor ready the boat for
Now in its tenth year, the 2009 rally is offering something a little bit
different: free entry for all who want to participate. Schmitt explained
that almost every year there are those who ask to sail with the fleet
even though they haven't registered, and he's always said yes. So this
year, they're extending that benefit to everyone who wants to make
the transit with the fleet. The only thing required is a small fee of $125
per crew to cover social events. "Call it our own way of dealing with
the economic times. We really want to get 20 or 30 boats this year and
bring them to the Caribbean. While over half will end up in St. Maarten
as usual, some will be going to the Virgin Islands, and one is even
sailing to Antigua," said Schmitt.
The rally started in the fall of 2000 when Hank Schmitt, founder
of Offshore Passage Opportunities, organized the delivery of a
fleet of Swans from Newport to Bermuda. As he explains, "With
the fleet as our base, we decided to offer an invitation to anyone
else that would like to join us and depart in the same weather
window. The first year we had several boats join our weather
briefings and our social functions. Oddly enough most of them
were other delivery skippers and crews looking to join a fun group
to sail south with. With such a good response, we have made it
an annual event."
The benefits of taking part in the rally are not only social, but financial
as well. Aside from the free entry, participants every year are offered
many other deals along
the way The Newport
Yachting Center, where
the Newport Boat Show
is held each year, is the
jumping off point, andfor
the entire week leading
up to the scheduled
departure the docking
fee is only $1.00 per j
foot, compared to their
normal fee of $4.50 per
foot. NARC provides
the Weather Routing
Service, and on arrival in
Bermuda, the per head entry tax is waived to rally participants. During
the four-day stopover in Bermuda, the rally organizes for fuel tanks to
be delivered at duty free prices, and two of the dinners are covered by
the initial crew fees.
There's also the added benefit of a radio net to keep in contact with
everyone on the way down. As far as offshore passages go, it seems
almost irresponsible not to join the 2009 NARC if you're making your
way down from Newport to the Caribbean. -
MATCH RACING RETURNS TO SIMPSON BAY LAGOON
SECOND BUDGET MARINE CUP PRECEDES HEINEKEN REGATTA
he second annual Budget Marine Match Racing Cup will
take place two days before the start of the 30th edition
of the Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta set for March 4 to
7, 2010. This event will give top racers a chance to collect some
of the US $10,000 in prize money just before they sail in what
has become the Caribbean's leading fleet regatta. Last year's
inaugural event saw Peter Holmberg of the U.S. Virgin Islands
give a demonstration of truly professional match racing in heavy
breeze during the one-day event.
Organizers are targeting an eight-team invite roster for the
event and are looking for a wide geographical spread of sailors.
The teams need to consist of three persons per team including
the helmsman. A strong umpiring staff will ensure that the
event is run at a high standard. The event will take place in the
Simpson Bay lagoon.
The event precedes the Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta which
has for many years had the largest entry of Caribbean Regattas.
The main event is preceded by a warm up regatta for Spinnaker
boats called the Commodores Cup. The timetable is arranged so
that participants in the match racing have ample time to train on the
fleet racing boats that they may wish to sail on in the main event.
Anyone who is
match racer, male
or female, and
who would like .
to enjoy match
and fleet racing,
win a pile of
dollars and enjoy
some of the finest regatta parties in the Caribbean, should mail the
regatta office at email@example.com and submit their
sailing CV for consideration. The cost of participation is low but in
order to avoid no-shows, a deposit of US $500 is required to confirm
Indications are that the Caribbean Regatta season will once
again see a good representation of larger visiting boats and
opportunities for good sailors to enjoy the outstanding sailing of
the region in 2010.
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2009. Boats from around the Caribbean will rally to
three exciting locations over the course of three days and
challenge each other the entire way. Classes will include
spinnaker, non-spinnaker, multihull and open, and all boats
are welcome to enter.
Participants will begin their adventure off the pristine shores
of St. Maarten on Friday the 27th with a start in Simpson Bay.
From there all classes will race to the finish just off the port of
Gustavia in French St. Barths. Competitors will overnight in St.
Barths and on Saturday will once again battle the winds and
set a course to Shoal Bay in Anguilla. After overnighting on
the quaint little island of Anguilla, racers will have a late start
on Sunday Morning the 29th to make their way back to home
port of Marigot at the Marina Fort Louis, where all competitors
receive free dockage for the evening.
This year there will be a change in the entry formula.
The entry fee will be lowered to 100.00 euros from the
previous year of 200 euros. This lowering of fee allows for
the event to grow, as it was becoming increasingly difficult
to accommodate all participants for dinners and breakfasts.
For the 2009 event, participants will be responsible for their
own meals during the three day weekend. This also allows
the sailors a freedom of choice of where to eat when visiting
the other islands during the race.
Registration will take place on Thursday, November 26th
from 4 to 6 p.m., followed immediately by a skippers briefing.
The location will be announced at a later date.
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assist in bringing participants a weekend of fantastic racing
and fun filled island hopping.
This event, which is organized by the Marina Fort Louis
and the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, offers competitors from
around the Caribbean competitive racing, as well as unique
ports of call. All Caribbean competitors are welcome and
all boats will sail under CSA rating and safety rules. For
more information please visit the official regatta website
www coursedelalliance.com or contact Herve Dorvil at Marina
Fort Louis 590-51 -11-11.
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BRING HAUL-OUT COSTS DOWN
BY NICK MARSHALL
t. Maarten Shipyard N.V has confirmed that an order
has been placed for a 75-ton KMI Sea-lift, with delivery
slated for spring/summer 2010. The Sea-lift lifts a vessel,
whether catamaran or monohull, from beneath, with a system
of air bunks to spread the load along the whole length of
the boat. St. Maarten Shipyard's Carl Vaughan is excited; the
yard's estimated $1 million investment (includes the lift and the
slipway) will cut haul out time considerably, as well as costs.
The Sea-lift requires just one operator, and demonstrations
show a complete haul out being completed in 60 seconds.
Whereas it can take two hours to haul out an 80ft x 40ft
catamaran with a crane, and cost the owner $4,000, the Sea-
lift slashes manpower overheads and time, bringing the cost
down to the $1,000 band. The Sea-lift can expand/contract and
articulate, enter the water beneath the hull, and lift a boat 10
feet in the air, ready to transport smoothly into a covered shed.
Currently St. Maarten Shipyard has a 90-ton and
110-crane in operation. Plans on the horizon are to add
a 150-ton lift that could cope with boats over 100ft, and
even a 320-ton lift, which Vaughan admits is some "three
years away." The aim is establish the yard as a full-service
shipyard with the capability to extend the yachting season
in St. Maarten for boats that require yard work.
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RORC CARIBBEAN 600 RACE SET FOR FEBRUARY 22
he Superyacht Cup
Antigua, now in its fourth
year, has confirmed new
post-Christmas dates with
the Antigua and Barbuda National
Parks Authority. The regatta will this
season be staged from January 27th-
30th, 2010. The RORC Caribbean
600 race, a 605 mile race around the
Leeward Islands starting from Antigua
on February 22nd, will also be a draw
to many racing yachts and add yet
more focus to Antigua this season.
For the past three years the
Superyacht Cup Antigua has been
held immediately following the
Antigua Yacht Charter Show in
December, but being so early in the
Caribbean season, several yachts
have not been able to make it to
Antigua in time. The Caribbean
version of the famous Palma event
has been well received and has become popular with the big yachts;
by moving to the end of January, the regatta will fit in better with more
yachts' cruising plans and thereby enable much greater numbers of
owners to participate.
Following the success of The Horus Superyacht Cup in Palma in June
2009 where the owners and crews of 18 yachts reveled in the new venue
and the new format, several yachts new to the event are expected to
head across the Atlantic to take part in the Antigua version. Currently
12 boats have expressed a strong interest, including the Frers-designed
42m Rebecca and the 24m W-class yachts, White Horses and Wild
Horses, as well as the 38m Briand-designed Perini Navi, P2.
As in previous years, boats will be moored in Nelson's Dockyard
where all the social functions will take place after the racing. Added
to the programme this year will be a "Pirates of the Caribbean" party
on the second night and an option to join the "Yacht Hop"-an open-
boat style party-on the third night.
"We are confident that in moving the dates to the end of January
we will enable more yachts to take part. It is a friendly, fun and
informal regatta enjoying great trade-wind racing and the best of
Caribbean hospitality. By scheduling our event at the end of January
we will not conflict with Christmas charters nor be too close to the
St Barth's Bucket at the end of March" explained Patrick Whetter,
The "Bucket Rating" system, which was introduced for the Superyacht
Cup Antigua in 2008 and is used by St Barth's and Newport Bucket
regattas, will once again be used and expertly managed by Jim Teeters.
For further information and entry forms, email info@thesuperyacht
cup.com orvisitwww.thesuperyachtcup.com. For more information on
the Caribbean 600 visit: www.caribbean600.rorc.org
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vent Director Jean-Michel Marziou, based at the Yacht Club
of the Marina Bas-du-Fort, is on the starting block: another
exciting sailing season ahead to get ready for The starting line
of the Triskell Cup was scheduled for Friday October 30-three
race days with more than 80 boats in racing and cruising classes.
The Round Guadeloupe Race is scheduled for April 1st to 5th, 2010.
During five days, 70 sailboats will take part in this joyful butstill competitive
regatta that starts at Marina Bas-du-Fort in Pointe a Pitre. Then the teams
will sail around the archipelago: Marie-Galante, Port-Louis, Deshaies and
the Saintes and back to Gosier It's a fun regatta and a cool way to see the
ANNUAL CRUISING RALLIES
FROM FRENCH ISLANDS
islands by the sea. At each stop, a party is organized.
Then the season wraps up with the Deshaies-Antigua Race, the
Friday before the Antigua Sailing week, co-organized by the Yacht
Club in English Harbour and the Triskell Association. This season again
come sailing in Karukera, the islands of beautiful waters!
Contact & notice of races: Triskell Association and Marina Bas-du-Fort
email@example.com, triskellcup.com, caribbean-marinas.com-i ".
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The Transcaraibe will again
go to Isla Beata in the DR
The Route du Carnaval from February 6 to 16 departs Port du activities for the
Marin with more stopovers St Lucia and Petit Saint Vincent lie a Vache of
- this year, along with Martinique, Bequia, Tobago Cays and Haiti will take
Trinidad. The fee per boat is 150 Euros. place again with the help of the Saint Martin Rotary Club.
TheTranscaraibesfrom March 30toApril22outof Guadeloupe For more information on both rallies: firstname.lastname@example.org
will include the traditional stops of Dominican Republic, Haiti,
Jamaica and Cienfuegos of Cuba. The fee is 315 Euros per boat
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THE 25TH TOUR OF THE YOLES
TRADITIONAL SAILING ON MARTINIQUE
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY GAELLE BOURDAIS, TRANSLATED BY NICK MARSHALL
Optika was the or on holidays. In 1984, the Yole society
winning Yole was created.
The annual event is very popular on
the island, attracting between 20,000 and
40,000 spectators kitted out in t-shirts
bearing the name of their preferred Yole,
and following each race with passion. It
takes some organization, too, with each
welcoming town taking care of access
routes, parking, police, fire engines and
As in every year, the local television
station RFO broadcast the various stages
live with commentary from journalist
S- Nathalie William and well-known sailor Eric
.. Barray. The radio station also organized
- podium events hosted by Polo and Jean-
Emmanuel Emile with artists performing,
S. games and prizes.
SA Prologue was competed for on
Sunday, July 26 at Vauclin. At 10 a.m.,
there was a beach-start at Vauclin in a
Magnificent 25th Martinique Tour of the Yoles
took place from July 26 to August 2 and had
great number of Martiniquais enthused. The
traditional sailing event is a very sporting
challenge in Martinique, and the colors on display are
magnificent for the full
eight days. Vauclin was the "The yole is a
welcoming town this year light boat without
forl 8 Yoles that signed up to keel, ballast,
completethetouroftheisland centerboard or
The yole is a light boat r Wt
without keel, ballast, center- barely any draft,
board or rudder. With barely she can sail with
any draft, she can sail with one or two sails."
one or two sails. The hull
is based on an assembly of planks or boards attached
horizontally to a central framework, inspired by the
"Gommier" and the European yole.
It was the Martinique fishermen from the towns Robert
and Francois who made it popular. They used the yole
to return from their fishing grounds and threw down
challenges to each other. The one to arrive last would ,
lose his catch. Later on, races were organized on Sundays '
and to head in a flotilla towards
the bay at Ceron, then to race
So it was that the 18-yole flotilla
left together, with 32m2 of sail.
The sailing conditions revealed
themselves to be difficult enough to
leave from Ste Marie and only the
leading four yoles arrived at Ceron:
Joseph-Cottrel, Rosette, Mirsa and
Monetik. Of these, only Joseph-
Cottrel and Rosette re-took the sea
for the town of Precheur.
There were those who bounced
back during the third stage from
Precheur to Schoelcher, which is
riddled with traps and windless holes;
two yoles sank, Brasserie Lorraine
dominated. For the sixth and seventh
sustained force five wind with a heavy sea. Victory
went to the Francois Yole Rosette/Orange, which
hurtled away from the start buoy and remained
out of reach of all the others right up to the finish.
She won this stage ahead of UFR/Siapoc, Joseph-
Cottrell/Optika, and Mirsa/Dr Roots. Certain
yoles already had damage: FISER sank, Monetik/
Alizes broke her mast and Tremplin/Ville Fort de
France tore a sail.
For the first stage on Monday, July 27 starting
in Vauclin, there was a fantastic stampede from
a quartet of yoles, in a heavy sea running in the
direction of Francois. The four leading yoles
danced towards the Pointe du Vauclin and gave
the impression of impressive speed.
Rosette/Orange was in the lead, having
decided to change sails for a smaller sail, but
was passed by Joseph-Cottrel/Optika when
the wind strengthened, followed by UFR/Siapo
carrying 54m2 of sail, and Mirsa/Dr Roots. The
wind was less sustained than on Sunday, with several yoles opting for
larger sails, and others sticking for safety with less sail.
With a delicate rounding of Pointe du Vauclin to be made (where
there is always a heavy swell), a huge wave managed to capsize After
Beach Cafe/Faby's Nails. Joseph-Cottrel/Optika finished first after
two hours' racing, taking up the blue jersey of the winner and the red
jersey of overall leader, followed by UFR/Siapoc. Worthy of note was
the good 13th place finish of the youngsters on Mr Bricolage/PMU.
Tuesday, 28 July offered the chance for a magnificent spectacle
for those on foot, or perched on the clifftops at Caravelle or at the
lighthouse at Pointe Caracoli. After an ominous weather forecast call-
ed for a meeting and consultation among organizers and participants,
it was decided to take to the water but without competition
stages, UFR/Siapoc took the lead with the Yole from Robert cheered
on by all the 'Robertins' who are enormous fans of yoles.
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Mirsa, UFR and Rosette.
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about new ways to reflect its beauty in their cooking.
Local recipes combine African, French, East Indian, and Spanish
styles of cooking, reflections of the early settlers. Peas and rice
together is a staple, along with sweet potato, okra, cornmeal,
and breads: Johnny cakes, tarts, and meat pates. There are many
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red snapper-served with a popular hot sauce. Some of the fruits
and vegetables you will find are papaw, sugar apple, soursop, yams,
guavas, plantains, peppers and cassava.
Send your suggestions of what you would like me to write about
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Preparation time: 15 mins. Marinating time: 24 hrs.
Makes: Five 5-oz bottles.
1-1/2 cups white vinegar
2 dozen hot peppers
1 onion, finely chopped
2 or 3 drops of oil (will make the
sauce even more fiery)
Remove stems and chop peppers with seeds. Fill glass bottles with
some peppers, then some onion, repeat. Top with vinegar. Leave
for 24 hours before using. Use glass bottles with plastic tops or use
corks. Note: There are many variations to making hot sauce. The
sauce will be fiery if seeds are left in. Less fiery? Remove seeds. Very
important: Handle hot peppers with care. Use a knife and fork, and/
or vinyl or latex gloves. Protect your skin, face and eyes.
Preparation time: 30 mins. Marinating time: 2 hours.
Cooking time: 15 mins. Serves: 6- 8.
5 cups boneless skinless chicken,
cut in 1" pieces
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 scallion, finely chopped
2 tsp hot sauce or to taste
3 Tbsp curry powder
1 Tbsp cumin powder
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 potato peeled and diced
Vegetable cooking spray
1/3 cup water
6 large flour tortillas
Combine all ingredients in a bowl (except last three). Marinate 2
hours or overnight. Spray skillet. Stir-fry chicken over medium heat
to brown about 5 minutes. Add water and continue cooking until
chicken is no longer pink inside. Heat tortillas either in a skillet or
in microwave. Fold chicken into warm tortillas and serve seam side
down. Hint: Serve with your favorite chutney, mango, ginger, etc.,
and with Peas and Rice.
PEAS AND RICE
Preparation time: 5 mins.
Cooking time: 30 minutes. Serves: 6 8.
1 (15 oz) can pigeon peas, drained 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 Tbsp butter 1 cup coconut milk
2 Tbsp olive oil 1-1/2 cups rice
1 medium onion, chopped 2 cups water
1 bell pepper red/green, chopped 1/2 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp. thyme, fresh rubbed Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cooked bacon or chicken
In a saucepan, heat butter and oil, and brown onion and pepper. Add
thyme, bacon, and tomatoes; cook a couple of minutes. Add peas
and rice, coconut milk, and water to onion mixture. Season. Bring
to a boil, cover pot, turn to low and cook about 20 minutes or until
done (liquid is absorbed and the grains are soft.)
Preparation time: 15 minutes.
Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: 2.
Two 1-1/2 Ib whole fish 1 Tsp. thyme, finely chopped
(snapper, grouper, etc) 1/2 cup butter
or 1 Ib fish fillet 1 onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper 1 cup water
1/2 green bell pepper 1/3 cup milk
seeded & sliced 1/4 tsp hot sauce or to taste
1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
seeded & sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp. basil leaves, finely chopped
Scale and wash the whole fish or use fillets. Season with salt and
pepper. In a skillet, heat butter and saute peppers, garlic, parsley,
basil, and thyme.
Heat a little oil in a large heavy bottom pan, place fish in pan
and saute for 2 minutes, turn and cook another 2 minutes.
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low heat for about 15 minutes. Pour lime juice over all just
before fish is cooked. Do NOT overcook; fish should be firm
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38' 1997 Beneteau .................................................................. US$100,000
39' 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .......................reduced to US$70,000
40' 1981 Divorne Steel ............................................................ US$50,000
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50' 1991 Celestial Pilothouse............................................... US$268,000
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51' 1986 Beneteau ................................................................. US$225,000
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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
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42' 1981 Post Sportlish
28' '78 Cape Dory, Classic, Refit 6/07....$35K
33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit,.......$25K
36' '80 Albin Stratus 75K w/business.....$45K
38' '67 LeComte, classic, great cond........80K
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,AP,AC, Genset......$86K
46' '00 Jeanneau 3 strms,great cond....$169.9K
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49' '79 Transpacific Ketch, loaded ........$180K
50' '78 Gulfstar Ketch, Classic, 3 strms...$125K
50' '78 Nautor Motorsaller, reft, excellent cond.$370K
60' '82 Natical Ketch, 4 storms, charter or cruise..$240K
14' '06 AquascanJetboat, 160HPYamaha...$34.9K
26' '87 Whale Boat, Diesel, CG cert........ $28K
27' '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin.. $20K
28' '90 Cape Dory 200HP diesel, classic...$69K
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32' '96 Carver 325, twin Crusaders ........$75K
34' '89 Sea Ray Express, diesels............ $55K
35' '00 Tiara, twin Cummins .................. $160K
36' '80 Litton Traw ler ............................... $30K
39' '98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels... $129.9K
42' '81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms....... $109K
42' '84 PresentSundeck135HPLehmans.$135K
48' '99 Dyna Craft MY, 435HP diesels..$299.5K
48' '02 DynaCraft MY 3 sms 450HPCats..$490K
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50 Gulfstar/CSY, 1987 42 Cruisers 4270 Express, 1999 48 Maple
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53 2003 Halberg-Rassy World class cruiser readyto sail away.... $825,000
48 1970 Hughes Inudes well esablshedsucessl daycharter b.... $299,00
45 1978 Endurance Wndboats- Ferro cement CC Fithouse ketch...$125,000
45 1978 Bombay Explorer- Major refit, many recent upgrades ...$89,000
44 1978 CSYWalkover- Needs refitting, pnced for immediate sell....$50,000
41 1982 Morgan 01 CC cruising ketch, Perkins, dinghy & more.. $69,000
41 1974 Formosa Yankee Clpper Many upgrades, must see, offers.....$70,000
39 1974 South Seas- Stel CC cuter ketch, one owner, proven cruer ....$59,000
38 1986 Ernson BeaLuful performance cruiser, must see to appreoate...$75,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt Steel passage maker, ketch ng, Yanmar... $69,000
38 1978 Morgan Ted Brewer designed sloop ............................$42,000
30 1963 Aled Seawnd Classc cruising ketch, readyto sail away.... $19,900
27 1988 JBoat- Race ready, manysa, tralr, CORTwinner07,08,09.$27,000
57 2003 Carver 570 Voyager Plbt House -Twin Volvos, baded....$499,000
46 1985 Logcal PowerCat- Perfe darerorleaboard, huge ockpt.$180,000
46 1985 Bertram Sportfsh Twin Detrots, upgraded intenor...........$150,000
40 1994 Tiara Md Cabin Express-Twin Cummins, greatvalue.....$119,000
38 1967 Camcraft-Auminum crewboat in excellent shape after reft..$50,000
37 2005 Fountaine Papt Pnvate power cat, excellent condtn..... $350,000
37 2002 Intrepd 377 Walkaround (3)New SusuI OB's, New genset.$245,000
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URGENT SALE 2000 COBIA 260
WA CUDDY WITH TWIN YAMAHA
200HP SALTWATER SERIESII
ENGINES. Head, shower, Stereo.
2009 Garmin 540S color sounder/plot-
ter. Custom Bimini. Boat imported and
insured BVI. Owner leaving Island. ALL
OFFERS Considered. Price $27000.00.
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DECK CAT 31' 2007 POWERCAT
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ER/ DAY CRUISER, 2X150HP 2007
Yamaha,VHF, stereo ipod jack, Raymarine
E80GPS/Navionics, 20gal fresh water
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upgrade, two live wells, table, extended
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462 5760 for details.
1999 SEARAY 290 SUNDANCER, Twin
Mercruiser with outdrives, low hours asking
only $40,000, email: email@example.com
2000 SEARAY 310 SUNDANCER,
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fully equipped, with light electronics,
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1998 FOUNTAIN 25' C.C. w/ 200
HP 2004 Yamaha outboard completely
rebuilt in 2008, full radar arch, cushioned
sundeck, VHF, ice chest, all required
C.G.safety gear, 2 Fortress anchors,dock
lines and fenders, turnkey ready to go.
Fresh bottom paint, and very fuel efficient.
Great deal at $20,500.email jmoraino@
1999 26" MERCPANGA POWER-
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power head, new awl grip on hull. Asking
$21,000 Located in BVI call 284-494-
6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPORTS FISHING BOAT FOR SALE.
28ft Silverton vibrates, 10 ft beams,
240hp Perkins diesel engine. Auto pilot,
vhs radio, GPS, hydraulic steering. Fully
equipped with professional fishing rods,
fighting chair, 2 fishing chairs, outrig-
ger & lots more. 758 452-0412 or 758
KINGFISHER 28FT COMMERCIAL
FISHING BOAT. Yanmar diesel engine,
complete hydraulic steering, fishfinder,
VHF radio, GPS, hydraulic winch, fish
hold, live bait well, 2 manual snapper
reels with lines and lots more. Call St.lucia
758 452-0412 or 758 717-9223
35 FT TRAWLER located in ST marten
single 135hp diesel 5kw diesel gen set
2 cabins very comfortable live aboard
economical cruising $45000 For more
information call +599 524 5740 or e mail
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'89 HATTERAS 40 MY. 2 375 Cats
8kW gensetACAP bow thrusterfull enclo-
sure Caribe/Honda O/B with Marquipt US
registered $ 220,000. St. Lucia. Email:
2004 SEA RAY 420 SUNDANCER,
Twin 465hp Yanmar Diesels. Perfect con-
dition, too many extras to mention,Just
received fresh bottom paint, acid wash
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$275,000. Email email@example.com/
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24' LYMAN 'BISCAYNE' CUDDY,
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$9500. On St. Thomas 340 776-3331
POST 42 SPORTFISHER 1978,
Refit 2008, all wood revarnised in 2009,
New batteries 06/2009, Both engines
completely overhauled in Januarl 2009,
2 x DETROIT 330hp Turbo Diesel, 2
bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 bunk beds)
electrical toilet, Located in Domenican
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1998 42' NOVATEC TRAWLER.
Twin Cummins 220HP turbo diesel with
only 1400 hours. 8KW Northern lights
generator 3 yrs old. 3 cabin 2 head. AC
and other systems working well. Interior
needs work. Tortola 284 499 1935. E-
80 2003 Excellent condition 4 dou-
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1999 Mainship 430 Trawler
Express power boat in excellent condition,
fully equipped for extended cruising
and living aboard. Fiberglass hull.
Length 43'. Height 21'. 1,000 engine hours.
Currently situated in Antigua.
Contact: Aurelija +370 685 38776
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1993 BENETEAU 445 Cruising
Ready, Ready to go performance cruiser/
S live aboard located in the Virgin Islands.
-Watermaker, wind generator, solar, davits,
S. AGM batteries, newer engine, navigation
S 'electronics, dinghy. $129,000 340-344-
S RACE READY 1991 J-24. Hull #4795.
Great condition with many upgrades.
New NS gin,main and jib 2008, (2) spin-
nakers, turtle and set of practice sails.
Have all cushions and interior boards in
S ., storage. 15K US, call 340-642-3204 or
,. MAXIM 38 CATAMARAN, 2001 -
Sgreat condition and very well equipped
for extended cruising: SSB, watermaker,
2 x 29hp Yanmar, plotter, 2x autopllots,
. cruising chute, 9ft Caribe etc. Email max-
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35' CORONADO SLOOP 1973 cen-
ter cockpit-lots of room. Good condition,
diesel engine, wind generator, A.C., sails
very good, 12 volt refrigerator, and more.
Lying in Puerto Rico. twindsl31@yahoo.
BENETEAU FIRST CLASS 10 -
"BLAZIN" FOR SALE In Barbados. Race
ready with an enlarged cockpit. Keel and
rudder are original. Hull 1985. New rig 2001.
Large sail inventory. US$15000 Tel:(246)230-
BREWER 45 CC KETCH, 1984 -
Strong, solidly built fiberglass yacht,
fully equipped for comfortable
passagemaking. Living aboard, cruising
the Caribbean the past 13 years.
Never chartered. Surveyed May, 2006.
Reduced to $124,000.00 USD.
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1991 HUNTER LEGEND 43, Excellent
Condition, Windlass, 5k Generator, GPS,
2 A/C, EPIRB 2006, Spinnaker, VHF,
Zodiac Tender with Engine, Autopilot,
Depth Finder, Knotmeter, 50hpYanmar,
Electric Winch, Galvanized Steel Cradle,
Many Extras, $129,000, Located Salinas,
Puerto Rico, Contact Ronnie 939-639-
7820 OR email@example.com
PEARSON 424 WITH 3' EXTENDED
'SUGAR SCOOP', 1979, Westerbeke
60 HP diesel, 3-bladed folding prop, gen
set, 3 KW inverter, washer/dryer, water
maker, autopilot, fully-battened main &
mizzen, solar panel, large cockpit, dinghy
& O/B. Try $55,000. In St. Thomas. 340
TASHING PANDA 34 1985 -All teak
interior, blue water cruiser needing some
minor repairs. Rigging renewed 1998,
Doyle sails 1998, 10 Lewmar winches,
2003 56 hp Yanmar 4JH3E engine 1250
hours. Located St Kitts. $78,000. Contact
Andy at AndyTorbeck@lnsightbb.com +1
502 407 2203
BRISTOL 35 SLOOP, 1974. New
standing rigging, dodger (2009). New
'05: sails (full-battened mainsail), Imron
paint, through-hulls, bottom job, head,
Harken RF, bilge pumps, and electronics.
Shoal draft. Lovingly cared for inside and
out. Proven bluewater cruiser. $26,000.
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lifestyle. Details at www.cedarclose.
TARTAN TEN33, new bottom paint,
canvas and bimini, 2 batteries, marine
toilet with holding, foldingprop, winner
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FISHING CHARTER FOR SALE-
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in St. Thomas/St. John. 2003 boat fully
rigged, trailer, booking contacts, 2007
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PRIVACY AND PETS ON CHARTERS
OR, WHY THE THIRD CREW MEMBER WAS FOR SALE
BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2009
Privacy is sometimes non-existent for charter crews in small
boats. If the forepeak is a guest cabin, you have either the main
salon, the cockpit, the engine room or the deck.
On Avenir II, our 50-foot sloop based at St. Thomas in the U. S.
Virgin Islands, we had no comfortable place to sleep on charter. Both
the forepeak and the aft cabin were for guests. The two side "cabins"
were really only single berths and too small for two people. The settee
in the main salon was comfortable but not wide enough and every
little squeak you made could be easily heard. The cockpit seats were
too short and the engine room was standing room only. The cushions
on the main deck forward of the central cockpit were fine-but if it
rained, you got soaked.
The logical solution was to have long roll-down flaps on the front of
the awning that extended to the deck and were tied down, as well as
flaps on the sides. These worked reasonably well unless it really rained
hard or when the third "member of the crew" decided to romp.
Cat, like most felines, loved to play at night. The large awning which
covered the deck from the mast to the backstay was terrific fun to
SKY LIGHTS BYJEANNIEKUCH
* Enhanced Taurid meteor
activity is predicted between
the 1st and 10th and the
Leonid shower, peaking
before and after the 17th, may
possibly be strong.
* On the 3rd the Moon blocks
out stars in the Pleiades in
* Bright Jupiter rules the
night with little Mars rising
not until around midnight.
Venus remains low on the
dawn racecourse with Saturn
well above it. Don't confuse
the star Spica in Virgo above
Venus with Saturn.
The Moon Sails Near
Tue. 3rd: the Pleiades star
sisters in late evening
Sat. 7th: the star Pollux in
Gemini in late evening
Sun. 8th: Mars in late evening
Tue. 10th: the star Regulus in
Leo before dawn
Thu. 12th: Saturn before dawn
Sat. 14th: the star Spica in
Virgo before dawn
Sun. 15th: Venus before dawn
Mon. 23rd: Jupiter in evening
Mon. 2nd: Full
Mon. 9th: Last Quarter
Mon. 16th: New
Tue. 24th: First Quarter
November Brightest Navigation Stars
Dusk: Vega, Aldebaran, Capella, Fomalhaut
Dawn: Vega, Arcturus,Procyon, Capella
pounce upon, particularly when the canvas billowed in the wind. We
eventually got used to her energetic charges on the awning which
creaked with every pounce, but when we added the flaps, she started
a whole new game.
First, Cat charged noisily from the backstay to the front of the
awning and then slid down the flaps to thump loudly on the deck
as she landed. Then the little rascal charged right across our prone
bodies, not caring who she stepped on, galloped back to the aft deck
and leaped up onto the awning again. It was POUNCE POUNCE
POUNCE on the awning and then ZIPITY ZIP down the flap, ending in
a loud THUD on the deck until the early morning hours.
One windy night, when she was having oh-so-much fun on her
"trampoline," we heard the usual pouncing on the awning followed
by utter silence. Because we heard nothing afterwards, we became
curious. Where had she gone?
Then the boarding ladder, which was always left down at night,
jiggled a couple of times. We heard a pitiful "mew" just before a
sopping, dripping, salty, wet cat walked on top of us. Cat had missed
the flaps and sailed over the side! We tried to rub her dry with a towel
but, too mad to stay still, she went below to lick herself dry ... and
threw up all over the place.
Cat was for sale for a few days, but we had no takers. I wonder why?! -
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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