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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR



January ushers in the 2010 winter racing season, and in these pages you'll find an over-
view of regatta action from January through March. Where do all these hot competitors
come from? Many start young in junior sailing programs and some go on to compete at
the university level, where our Caribbean kids have been cleaning up lately. Read Andi
Bailey's article this month to learn how sailing affects college admission. And even if your
junior sailing years are long past, get out and have fun at a regatta this winter-it's never
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Editor's note: All at Sea featured a two-part article in 2008 by writer Peter Muilenburg about
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THE CARIBBEAN'S WATERFRONT MAGAZINE


FEATURES DEPARTMENTS
40 2010 REGATTA PREVIEW: 6 LETTERS
JANUARY TO MARCH
Racing Season Starts this Month 10 WHERE IN THE WORLD?


42 VOYAGE FOR OCEANS' HEALTH
S/V Ocean Watch Visits
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44 PROFILE, PART 2: CUBA'S
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17 EVENT CALENDAR
18 YACHT CLUB NEWS
20 SAILING HUMOR
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Sailing with Charlie

24 RACING CIRCUIT
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US Women's Match Racing
30 TIPS & TRICKS
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36 CHARTERING 101
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78 CARIBBEAN DINING
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46 BAHAMAS
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47 PUERTO RICO
40th Discover the Caribbean Racing
Bonne Chance Wins Bob Fisher Cup
First Pro Stand Up
Paddleboarding Event
53 u.s.v.i.
VICL's Fall Charter Yacht Show
Diaz Top Angler in Wahoo Wind-up

56 B.V.I.
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Green Initiatives at Charter Yacht Show
Foxy's Cat Fight sees Record Entrees

63 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN
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65 ST. BARTH
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66 ST. KITTS & NEVIS
Falcon Comes Home to Roost
68 MONTSERRAT
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71 GUADELOUPE
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72 ST. LUCIA
T&T Team Wins BMW J24 Invitational
73 GRENADA
This Month: Grenada Sailing Festival
41st Spice Island Billfish Tournament
Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta
76 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
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tive Secretary to the development
team during the marina's con-
struction. "The VI marine industry
mourns the loss of one of its most
capable and highly-respected
professionals," said Dennis P.
Kissman, president of the Florida-
based firm, Marina Management
Services.-Carol Bareuther


Sid Johnson
Sid Johnson, a founding member
of the Trinidad and Tobago Game
Fishing Association (TTGFA), and
a southern Caribbean pioneer of
billfish tag-and-release fishing,
died on November 6, 2009. A
conservation advocate who lob-
bied against long liners and indus-
trial trawlers operating in the Gulf
of Paria, Johnson was a part of
the TTGFA management commit-
tee from its inception in October
1986 to 2007. His photographs of
large-scale pelagic driftnet boats
were published on the front page
of the New York Times, leading to
a United Nations ban on the prac-
tice. Johnson received accolades
including a conservationist of the
year award from the IGFA.
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YACHT CLUB NEWS

SHARE YOUR HAPPENINGS WITH THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY


Jolly Harbour Yacht Club in Antigua
The club is finalizing plans for fantastic sailing on February 13 and 14
and the annual Budget Marine Valentine's Regatta 2010 off the wa-
ters of Jolly Harbour and Five Islands. There will be four classes and
all boats are encouraged to register online at www.jhycantigua.com/
jhyc_form.html or email director@bigboatseries.com. Prizes will be
awarded to at least the first three boats in each class. Berths will be
available free of charge on the days of racing, excluding water, elec-
tricity, etc.-notify the marina office on arrival in Jolly Harbour (VHF
Ch 68). For more information: www.jhycantigua.com or contact Tanner
Jones: phone 268-764-5910, email tannerdjones@hotmail.com. Every-
one is welcome to the festivities even if you are not sailing.


Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club
New for 2010, the club will host the BVI Windsurfing Championship to
run concurrently with the 39th annual BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing
Festival, March 29- April 4, 2010. With the format of one board-three
sails, amateur and professional competitors may compete in either the
Formula or Open class. Classes will be further divided to by age and
sex. Bob Phillips, Chairman of the BVI Spring Regatta has high expec-
tations, "Following this inaugural event, we plan to apply to the Carib-
bean Sailing Association to be the Caribbean Windsurfing Champion-
ship. We know that we can run a great regatta and know that we have
a lot we can offer to the board sailors." www.bvispringregatta.org


St. Maarten Yacht Club: The SOL St Maarten
Optimist Sailing Championships 2009
Saturday, November 7 saw the 5th Inter-Island SOL St Maarten Opti-
mist Sailing Championships 2009 in Simpson Bay Lagoon organized
by the club. Competitors from Anguilla and St Barth made the trip
over to participate.


"As each year passes
the St Maarten contin-
gent of young sailors are
developing into a for-
midable contingent of
top rate sailors and full
credit must be given to
the SMYC youth sailing
program supplemented
this season by the ar-
rival of a native Amsterdammer and expert sailor/coach Remy Oomens
imported specifically to increase the already high standard of sailing
of our younger sailors," reported the club's newsletter to its member-
ship. The regatta was the first since
Alec Scarabelli, the completion of the addition and
you est St Maarten alterations to the SMYC clubhouse
ol meam member and dock area.
T MC Robbie Ferron, assisted by
S" Carv Bverlev of the Caribbean Sail-
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Gilders for her wonderful and original hand-made trophies for the win-
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THE HORRIBLE TRUTH ABOUT


HAULING, MALAYSIA-STYLE

COPYRIGHT 2010 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER


Often have to scold my wife Carolyn for being too distrustful. "Gee,
honey, isn't it swell the local shipyard is having a super-duper
special on hauling this month?"
... sounds suspicious to me," she huffed. "There's no free lunch,
Fatty. There must be a reason ... "
... don't be so jaded," I chided her "Maybe these marvelous
Malays just love us yachties so much ... they want us to save our
Yankee dollars!"
Thus, begins the woeful tale of our recent haul-out-at the height
of rainy season.
Actually, rainy season is misnamed. It should be "flood season"
or "deluge days" or "inundation interval" or "downpour delight"
or something equally extreme. To say that "it rains a lot" hardly
describes it. This is a monsoonal-type aquatic vomiting-where the
sky opens up and multi-ton blocks of water crash down relentlessly
for days.
.. picture a venge-
ful God, with only wa-
ter to punish his evil
transgressors with .
and you are close to
the damn, damp real-
ity of it.
Of course, I should
have known ...
bring your dinghy, as
it is the best way to
get from your ladder's
base to the marine -
store or Mosque," --
one departing ship- -
yard user told me-
but I thought he was *
pulling my leg. Plus,
the brochure was a dead give-away: what other yard has beautiful
color pictures of smiling people painting their yachts while holding
open, dripping umbrellas?
Another tip-off was the travel lift operator wearing a mask and
snorkel-and all the other shipyard workers in wet suits. Plus, the
yard's female office workers all wore hip boots to compliment their
scarves. Ditto, barnacles on the jack-stand bases. And the fact they
always block up your vessel three feet high in the air-so the daily
mud slides can ooze almost harmlessly under your oft-splatter-
ed keel.
The last time we hauled in Malaysia was about seven years ago-
when we hauled during Ramadan. This, too, was a mistake-as
both the yard workers and the travel lift were weak from fasting.


Thus, we naively believed
that anytime would be bet-
ter. Boy, were we wrong.
Rainy season is far worse.
I mean-during lunch
breaks (which last from 10
to 3) yard workers wind surf
around the yard!
Of course, the yard man-
ager puts a bright face on
it as he wades around the
yard in galoshes while reas-
suring his forlorn custom-
ers that it ain't so bad by
saying encouraging stuff
like, ... only an inch of rain
today!" Or, "Three days
from now the weather forecast calls for brief periods of sunshine
between the heavy squalls."
Occasionally, it stops. Paled-skinned boaters slowly emerge from
their mildewy, mushroom-blossoming vessels-and stare weakly
at the almost-visible golden orb. ... it is a hard-rain on the hard,"
sobbed one sailor as yet-another dark cloud slid in front of the sun.
It isn't just painting that's the problem-it rains too much for prep
work too. In addition, Carolyn uses the situation as an excuse to
weasel out of her wifely sanding duties. "I am not going to stand
in six inches of flowing water and hold a 220 volt power tool," she
says grimly.
... hey, take a chance, babe," I plead. "I'll be right here by the
circuit breaker- if I see your Italian hair start to uncurl- I'll flip off
the power!"
Despite such loving reassurances, she refuses to do her fair
share. Damn! If my own wife won't do it-who else is left ... save, er,


upper management?
It does, of course, occasionally
stop for longer than a moment.
We frantically wipe down the
hull, mix our paints, and attempt
to quickly toss some epoxy on
the boat. Needless to say, the
topside two-part paint we use is
very expensive and shipped in.
We didn't buy any extra-not at
today's prices. Thus, we were not


" ... rainy season is
misnamed. It should be
'flood season' or 'deluge
days' or 'inundation
interval' or 'downpour
delight' .... This is a
monsoonal-type aquatic
vomiting..."


happy to get only three-quarters
of the hull done when the sky opened up yet again. Not only can you
see every rain drop in our topsides-in the middle of the squall was a


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wind shift and that, too, was
recorded for posterity.
Worse, we had to keep
the paint 'alive' by stirring
and adding thinner during
the deluge. When it was
finally over and Carolyn
had hastily wiped down the
hull-I had to almost trowel
it on it was so thick.
Let's just say the top-
side job this year wasn't up
to our usual Helen-Keller
standards. Of course, my
"Famous Fat Solution" is
to lower my standards yet-
again. ... it's good enough for those it's for," I say "There's nothing
wrong with my topside finish that 200 yards, bad eyesight, and a dark
night won't cure."
Not everyone agrees. "There are limits to shoddy, Fatty," said


one anal-retentive Kiwi
don't know where
they are."
A passing Aussie
agreed. "I'm notsure
that Frisbeeing 36
grit grinding discs at
the hull qualifies as
'yacht-quality prep-
work,' Fat Mon."
To hell with prep
work, I say. Prep work
is for people who


guy as he strolled by, "and you obviously


"To hell with prep work .... Prep
work is for people who don't en-
joy drugs, sex and rock & roll....
what sort of a sick-puppy wants
his topsides to look the same on
both sides? Isn't that unimagina-
tive? Boring? Might not I be bet-
ter able to confuse Somali pirates
with a more ... creative finish ...


don't enjoy drugs, during evasive maneuvers?"
sex and rock & roll. I
mean, really-what sort of a sick-puppy wants his topsides to look the
same on both sides? Isn't that unimaginative? Boring? Might not I be
better able to confuse Somali pirates with a more ... creative finish ...
during evasive maneuvers?
And, when you come right down to it, there are some good as-
pects to hauling during rainy season. You don't need to get out your
hose to use your wet & dry. Dust removal isn't a problem. And you
can shower afterwards in place simply by dropping your clothes and
soaping up.
The rain doesn't seem to bother the Malay yard workers. They
amble in, suit up, gather their tools together-and break for
lunch. In the afternoon-exhausted from the morning-they get
even less done. Of course, I do all my own work-as it is difficult
to train a knowledgeable marine expert on the exact degree of
shoddiness required.
"Beat it to fit and paint it to match," I sing out proudly. ...just good
enough is far too good for me!'
One South African sailor asked, after watching me work for a while,
... what you do for a living, Fatty?"
"Oh," I said with a professorial sigh, "I'm a marine writer who, in part,
makes his living by advising people on how to maintain their vessel."


The Cape Town yachtie bent double with laugh-
ter. Finally, when he could regain his breath he
straightened, slapped me on the back, and said,
... they told me you were funny!"
It isn't easy being me. You have to have a tough
skin. For example, while Wild Card was hanging in the
slings, a friend came up and said, ... well, it will take
a lot of TLC but, eventually, you'll get Wild Card back
to where she should be ... how many weeks do you
plan being out?"
"Actually," I whispered in shame, "we're re-launch-
ing now.
Culturally I'm learning a lot. For instance, we
were recently anchored off Kuah and were spinning
around in circles on our anchor because the wind
and the current were opposing. There was a local
yacht next to me-with a strange-hatted sailor aboard who seemed
to be frantically inspecting his deck seams numerous times a day. I
thought perhaps his vessel had dry rot in the planking and he had
exceptionally bad eyes-thus his need to inspect every inch of his
planking so thoroughly.
Carolyn, of course, read it perfectly-"Don't be an idiot, Fatty," she
said. "He's a Muslim and praying to Mecca. The only problem is that
Mecca keeps moving!"
No wonder not many of them live-aboard.
So that's the water-soaked, rain-damaged story. I'm hauled out in
the same rain Noah put to sea in. I don't have any money because I
spent it all of my ringgits on the various congealed chemicals which
are now glopped haphazardly on my streaked hull. This is the world's
most expensive cheap place to haul. The only good news: my over-
sized cockpit scuppers are keeping up with the downpour! -&

Editor's note: if the rain ever stops, Fatty and Carolyn will be heading
westward across the Indian Ocean.


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


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SAILING WITH CHARLIE
PROVISIONING FOR A SHORT CRUISE

BY JULIAN PUTLEY

Charlie recently had four students on a one week in-

structional sailing course. They had opted to provi-
sion the boat themselves because they had "differ-
ing requirements," according to the broker. As it turned out,
two were vegetarians and two were normal.
Charlie's a red blooded sailor who likes to enjoy the sensu-
al pleasures of life. In his opinion, a good bottle of Pinot Noir
goes much better with a medium rare "steak au poivre" than
it does with a bowl of lettuce leaves. In other words, Char-
lie lives to eat rather than eats to live. But he's a diplomatic
fellow and although he hates to waste a good appetite, he
happily tolerates vegetarians. He even ate a peanut butter
and jelly sandwich once!
When Hilary and Desiree, our vegan duo, arrived back
from the store and dumped their shopping bags on the gal-
ley counter, Charlie was surprised to see several boxes of
snacky junk foods. There was a box of Cheez Its, referred to
by Charlie as Gee Zits; there was also a good selection of
fruit and vegetables, and Desiree, with a look of superiority,
quoted a '60s idiom, "'You are what you eat,' you know."
"Well, who wants to be a vegetable?" thought Charlie, but
he just smiled and nodded.
When Bruce and Sally returned from shopping, there was
steak, chicken, pate and sausage amongst a mound of pur-
chases. There was a decent selection of French cheese and
some good size slabs of salmon and snapper. Things were
looking up. But Hilary seemed somewhat offended. "How
could you possibly eat all those dead animals?" she said
meekly, almost sobbing.
"Hey, if God hadn't intended us to eat animals he wouldn't
have made them out of meat," replied Bruce with a grin. "It's
a dog eat dog world out there."
"Well, I wouldn't be seen dead putting any kind of meat
inside my body," said the distraught girl.
Charlie's diplomacy was really put to the test that week.
They all passed the written tests but the vegans had some
difficulty with the practical art of sailing. Their slim, wispy
bodies, not unattractive at all, may last them a hundred years
but they were just not strong enough to winch in the big
headsail. But eventually they learned to luff up at the right
moment and were tacking up wind with the best of 'em to-
wards the end of the week.
And that just may go to prove that a diet of bean sprouts,
sunflower seeds and tofu may not always be a bad thing ...
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COLLEGIATE SAILING:THE FINE POINTS

OF SAILING & COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE

CAN SKILLS ON THE WATER GET YOU IN?

BY ANDREA BAILEY


What goes into each per-
son's decision on where
to go to school? And,
more important for the
Caribbean's high school athletes with
collegiate aspirations, how much of a
part do sports play in the college ac-
ceptance process?
The results from U.S. fall regattas
sparked my curiosity. Here we had sam-
plings of the best sailors on the college
circuit right now, and it seemed that the
best of those, all attending different
schools, were all from one region.
In October, college sailing held what
is arguably the biggest intersectional
regatta of the fall semester: Navy Fall
at the US Naval Academy in Annapo-
lis, MD. The best teams from across the
country bring their best sailors in four -
divisions-and Caribbean kids cleaned ___ .
up in all except C division. That was be-
cause there wasn't anyone from the is-
lands sailing in C division.
The Men's Laser Performance National <
Singlehanded Championships in Corpus -
Christi Texas this November also savored
strongly of island skill. Of the top ten fin- I
ishers at the end of the regatta, four were -
from Central America or the Caribbean,
including the winner, Juan Maegli of Guatemala. Clearly these kids
learned a little something sailing in the islands.
Now it's January, the time when high school seniors are either filling
out college applications due in early March or waiting anxiously to
hear if they got in early to their top choices. The next batch of young
recruits soon begins visiting schools, hoping to find the perfect fit.
Of course the shopping goes both ways. Colleges are also on the
lookout for young talent on all fronts. Athletics and academics of-
ten go hand in hand. Schools want good sports teams to keep the
extra-curriculars interesting, but they also need smart kids to keep
their overall rankings up. There's a balancing act that takes place, and
understanding it is critical to understanding the way the college ac-
ceptance process works.
At most schools, coaches get what are known as "tips" to use with
the admissions office on their recruits. A tip is basically an extra vote
for the acceptance of an applicant to the university. Different schools
and different sports get different numbers of tips, and the strength of


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a tip often depends on the popularity or importance of the sport to a
specific college's athletic program.
Mike Callahan has been the coach of the Georgetown University
Sailing Team (GUST) since 1997, and every year he's faced with the
challenge of choosing the right recruits for the sailing program. But
Callahan says the question goes much deeper than deciding who's
the best sailor He gets four spots and, as he explains, "The tip that
sailing gives you is not extreme. I pick kids that are smart and are a
good profile for the school. They have to want to go there for the right
reasons. Not for sailing or partying, but because that school will help
them meet their goals."
Something else Callahan considers is where else a recruit is look-
ing, and what other schools are interested in that student. "I try
to talk to other coaches about who everybody's looking at. Not
to poach, but to make sure that that kid is telling truth, and that
they're going to get into college." Often, if a student isn't going
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Callahan said that there's no harm in a student telling a coach that
the school isn't their top choice. It's just important to be honest about
where you're looking, because coaches do talk.
So how do you choose? Well, that's a personal decision. I spoke
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their universities.
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a lot of time left to enjoy your experiences and your
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2009 US WOMEN'S MATCH RACING

CHAMPIONSHIPS IN USVI
ST. THOMAS TEAM COMPETES AGAINST TOP-RANKED WOMEN


BY ANDREA BAILEY Team TullocI
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(L to R) Alan
T he 2009 US Women's Match Racing {.hare Emo
Championships were held in St. Thornm-
as, USVI from November 12 to 15. The
best female match racers in the United States
and their crew came down to the Virgin Islands
to race in our one-design IC 24s and were ,
treated to every imaginable weather condition n i.,...
that the Caribbean had to offer. V
On Wednesday, the practice day before the
regatta, a squall blew through with winds so
intense that the main on one of the boats was
ripped before the crew could take it down. The
next day, of course, dawned without any breeze,
and everyone floated around the bay until noon. < ...
Then the customary 10-12 knots filled in, but >
refused to settle from any one direction, giv- o
ing the race committee and mark boats quite a .
challenge in the huge shifts. Friday and Saturday
were the best days, breeze-wise, but thunder and rain threatened
throughout the weekend on to Sunday, where huge weather sys-
tems hovering over St. John and the BVI as well as on the South
side of St. Thomas sucked the breeze out of the racecourse, mak-
ing conditions tricky.
The format of the regatta was a triple round robin, one round
robin per day, followed by a consolation round for the bottom


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four teams on Saturday afternoon. Sunday was reserved for the
semi-finals and finals, with the top two teams racing for best of five
matches, and third and fourth racing for best of three matches.
Now there were eight teams, but actually there were only seven
of the best, which I can safely say because I was a member of the
eighth. This was the first time that the Championships had ever
been held outside the continental United States and, as is custom-


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ary, the home yacht club-my home club, the St. Thomas Yacht
Club-got to field a team.
My fellow crew-members, Kelly O'Brien, Emily Newbold, Sophie
Newbold and I were all pretty green to match racing, and very
green to our respective positions. When I say pretty green, I mean
that Kelly was the only one of us who had ever even done a match
race before and her experience was on the bow, whereas this time
she would be at the helm. Emily would be taking her place on
foredeck-a position she had also never held before-Sophie was
going to trim jib, and I would be at the main calling tactics. Though
I'd done team racing in college, the match racing game is a whole
different bag of tricks, and I'd never trimmed main on an IC before.
Suffice it to say that we all had a lot to learn.

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When we signed up to do the regatta in September, we
knew what we were facing, so we began practicing imme-
diately. How'd it go? Well, the first few days were rough all
around. Thankfully, we had a club full of experienced match
racers, including Peter Holmberg, Morgan Avery, Maurice
Kurg and Ben Beer, who came out with us over the subse-
quent three months to give pointers and help with our racing
strategy. By November, I wouldn't call us a well-oiled machine,
but our boat mechanics and understanding of the match rac-
ing game had cer-
tainly come a long
way. And then it was


time to race.
Our first full match
race ever was against
the2009 RolexYachts-
woman of the Year
and 2008 Laser radial
Olympic Gold Med-
alist Anna Tunnicliffe


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lege sailing coaches
and professionals. T S s enrtoheUS
We lost, of course,h
but after we crossed o-
the finish line, Peter
Holmberg gave us a
thumbs-up. We had done all right. It was a little early for cel-
ebration, and over the next three days we would lose far more
races than we would win, but it was a start.
We ended up with a record of 22-3, eighth place. Our
races were finished on Saturday, and we were free to watch
the semi finals and finals on Sunday The semi finals were
between Katie Pilley-Lovell and Annie Gardner-Nelson.
Gardner-Nelson took the first, and Pilley-Lovell came back,
winning the second and third races with close finishes to take
third place.
In a similar manner, the finals were decided in an incredibly
close race, with GennyTulloch and her team taking the regatta
by winning matches one, three and four. The fourth race liter-
ally came down to the wire, with Tulloch clearing her own pen-
alty by forcing a port-starboard situation in which Tunnicliffe
was at fault mere boat-lengths from the finish line.
Even with the breeze dying, you couldn't have asked for a
more exciting race to watch. "Anna's always been super fun
to sail against, ever since college when we were competing
for college sailor of the year. So it was really fun to match up
again," said Tulloch.


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SHOULD YOU GET ONE?

BY ANDY SCHELL -. m m



A watermaker debate in All at Sea began last '
June, when Christopher Fletcher asked Santa A' ...... .
to bring him a watermaker (Santa did-see our '* *
December issue at www.allatsea.net). It might
have been an odd choice for the wish list of a 16-year old, but
Fletcher's article ignited interest and feedback from our read- _
ers in the topic. In this series, we'll attempt to provide more
insight into onboard desalinization units.

The Magical Water Maker & Its Uses Worldwide w "
Though oft considered 'high-tech' in the cruising world,
current technology that allows us to produce potable wa-
ter from the ocean has been around for some 40 years. And
it's not just us "yachtsman" that benefit from it. Around
the world, watermakers are used to produce drink-
able water in small hotels, on commercial ships,
in beachside houses and communities, and in
emergency relief scenarios, with industrial units ...
capable of producing upwards of 10,000 gal-
Ions per day.
Watermakers also appear on virtually every ocean-U
going racing yacht, from the Volvo Open 70s to the
single-handed Open 60s of the Vendee Globe. A
Spectra watermaker was even installed in an ocean-go-
ing rowboat piloted by Stuart Boreham, who cheerfully
stated, "It worked like a dream and never let me downI" <
Despite its seeming complexity, the modern water-
maker is essentially a very simple device. All water-
makers work on the principle of a high-pressure pump
forcing quantities of seawater through a special mem-
brane that separates the fresh from the salt, sending the
resulting brine back to the fishes and the drinkable water
into your tank. Manufacturers utilize different methods mw
to accomplish this feat, but the basic idea remains the
same. The ability to produce water on demand is attrac-
tive to both the weight-conscious ocean racer and the cruising
sailor-like Christopher Fletcher and his family-who is tired of
hauling jugs around in the dinghy.

The Cruiser's Watermaker
Two of the most ubiquitous watermakers in use throughout the
Caribbean are those produced by ECHOTec, based in Chag-
araumas, Trinidad, and Spectra, based in the U.S. Spectra's
website includes fantastic resources about maintaining and ..
trouble-shooting their products, specifically in a posted
article by Don Wilson. Wilson has enjoyed his watermaker A typical modular AC yacht watermaker & a vertical
for more than 10 years on his CSY 44, and has learned the framed (self-contained) system used for commercial
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importance of maintenance: "In your diesel engine, you keep the
fuel clean, change the filters, and watch the gauges for possible
changes in the working parts and you can go thousands of hours
with very little trouble. Your watermaker is the same."
In the yachting world, several installation options are available,
utilizing virtually any power source. ECHOTec produces three rang-
es of watermaker, one for each power source: a DC-powered unit,
an AC/Inverter-power unit and a belt-driven unit using the boat's
engine as generator, thereby completely bypassing your house
battery supply. The power source depends on your current battery
bank, if you have a generator or not, and how much you plan on
running your engine to recharge.
ECHOTec's 12V systems are designed "without bells and whistles,
(specifically) for live-aboard offshore cruisers with peace of mind," and
"standard filters, chemicals and membranes can be obtained any-
where." These systems range from 812 to 32 gallons per hour, and sell


for roughly $4,500 to $6,000.
20 years upward.
Each company's web-
site offers extensive in-
formation, from choosing
the right model/capac-
ity to installation and
long-term maintenance,
as well as product cata-
logs and user manuals.
ECHOTec recommends
installing the highest ca-
pacity system your boat


Amazingly, they have a life expectancy of

"ECHOTec recommends in-
stalling the highest capacity
system your boat and budget
can handle, noting that many
boaters often underestimate
their fresh-water needs and
regret not installing a larger
system after the fact."


and budget can handle, noting that many boaters often underesti-
mate their fresh-water needs and regret not installing a larger sys-
tem after the fact. Typically, 15-38 amps of DC power are required
to operate one hour's worth of watermaking on both Spectra and
ECHOTec systems, though each system varies depending on fresh-
water output.

Are watermakers for everyone?
Some cruisers, like Liesbet Collaert on the 35' catamaran Irie cur-
rently cruising the Caribbean, reject the added cost and mainte-
nance, preferring instead the inconvenience of carrying water: "Of
course, owning a watermaker is very convenient," she wrote to All
at Sea recently. "For us, however, obtaining water from a dock with
our dinghy is still the most economic and stress-free way. The tank of
our sailboat only contains 53 gallons and it takes three trips with four
six-gallon jugs to fill it and our two sun showers, and have enough
left for a couple of hand washes. A full water tank lasts us and our
dog about three weeks."
Next month we'll examine which types of boaters best benefit from
the technology, and how the installation and maintenance process
works once a decision is made to purchase one. -


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. Contact him at andy.schell125@gmail.
corn or www.fathersonsailing.com.


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DR. IT'S TECH SOLUTIONS FOR BOATERS
IS A SATELLITE PHONE MY ONLY OPTION?


Dear Dr. IT,
My wife and I just left on a retirement cruise and we need to
keep in touch with the grandkids without spending a fortune.
We are traveling in the Caribbean then west through the Pa-
cific. Short of a sat phone, what are my options for an easy
way to make calls in port? We've tried local cellular, but the
rates are outrageous and we are on a fixed budget.

-John B., New York


John, good news. You
have a few choices that
will not drain the cruis-
ing kitty. The solution
you need is VOIP (Voice
Over Internet Protocol).
This technology basically
pipes voice through the
internet, making a virtual
phone line to your grand-
children from any loca-
tion. Anywhere you have


"The solution you
need is VOIP (Voice
Over Internet Protocol).
This technology basical-
ly pipes voice through
the internet, making
a virtual phone line to
your grandchildren
from any location."


a good internet connection, you will be able to call and talk
for very low rates or possibly even free. Depending on your
needs and budget, you can even get a phone number which
will ring to your VOIP connection if you are online or go to
voicemail if you are not.
If you have a laptop on board, first install Skype, following
the directions at www.Skype.com. Second, purchase good
quality headphones; I prefer USB headphones, as the sound
quality seems to be higher. With Skype installed and head-
phones connected you will be calling the grandkids quickly.
The downfall to this solution is that anytime you want to make
a call you have to lug your laptop to an internet connection or ar-
range to have a connection on the boat. Hauling the laptop and
headphones can be a bit of a headache.
If you do not have a laptop onboard, there is a second op-
tion. There are many devices on the market that look exactly
like a small cellular phone but, instead of working on a cellular
network, they hook to a standard Wi-Fi network. These phones
come with Skype embedded as the operating system, thus mak-
ing operations very simple. Simply turn on the phone, connect
to the Wi-Fi network, then start making phone calls. The phone
will store a phone book and operate much like a cellular phone.
This solution eliminates the bulky laptop and headphones. A
phone this size can fit easily in your pocket and be forgotten
until it is needed.
Personally, I like this option better than running Skype on the
laptop. To find phones, search "Wi-Fi phones for Skype." Some
of my favorites come from Netgear and Belkin; people with deep-
er pockets may prefer the ASUS SV1T which integrates video and
voice into a single device.
There is yet another solution for those who want more of a
"home phone" experience. By using another VOIP service, such
as Vonage, and a generic VOIP adapter such as the Linksys PAP2,
one can connect a standard home phone to the VOIP adapter
device. This eliminates the caller working with computer equip-
ment, headphones, or a Skype phone. Simply pick up your stan-
dard home phone and make calls.


C


One option:
get a Wi-Fi phone


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Plug a headset into your USB
port and make phone calls


The downfall to this system is that it is not portable and needs
to be fixed in the boat. This limits your calling to times when you
have an internet connection on the boat, but in turn you get a real
phone with which to make and receive calls.
John, figure out which choice is best for you and order your new
toys. And tell your grandchildren "hello" for me. -&

GOT PROBLEMS? submit yourquestions to Doctor IT by email:
editor@allatsea.net



Dustin Norlund lives aboard his Hylas 49 and has sailed throughout
the Caribbean and Central America. His career started in mechani-
cal engineering and airline operations, and he is now involved in
IT and software solutions. Dustin has also worked in the marine
electric and electronics trade, providing services to both small and
large yachts, www.nadagato.com or hylas49@gmail.com.


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CHARTERING WITHOUT BLOWING THE BUDGET

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY JAN HEIN


they're still a bit fluky, but don't let that keep you in port.
Because swirling with them are deals and bargains, mak-
ing this one of the best times to sign on for a Caribbean
charter. Keeping a tropical sail-away simple and affordable can
be a piece of Johnny cake if you stick to a plan and a few price-
cutting principals.


Others cruisers we met ended with enough juice and soft drinks to
quench the thirst of a cricket team. And another crew finished up with
a cooler of mis-matched remains that included ten packs of hotdogs
but not one bun.
You won't have to shop till you drop, but a few hours spent in the
pursuit of groceries can net big savings. Ask around for local knowl-
edge. Try islanders' favorite stores, where you'll find affordable, local
products like plantain and mangoes, island-raised chicken and beef,
today's catch and baked goods. Do-it-yourself shopping will take a bit
more time but you'll meet friendly faces and you just might learn the
secrets of cooking goat and ground provisions.

Guide your Own Tour
Get to know your destination before you leave
home. Study cruising guides, travel books
and websites to find the hotspots, events,
natural wonders and beaches you won't want
to miss. Armed with ample information you


Let your Fingers do the Walking
Research the internet to compare the latest and great-
est price cuts. The economy might be confused, but the
charter companies aren't. They want your business and
they've devised some generous ways to get it.
A tab on the Moorings website titled "Special Offers" recently took
visitors to money saving discounts as deep as 30%. The BVI's Voyage
Charters' theme, "Let us pick your dates to lower your rates," sent a
clear message; if you charter, you will save. A bit of digging on the
Sunsail site unearthed several money-saving treasures along with
their steadfast price guarantee to match all bargains better than their
own. On a different tack, CYOA offered guests ten nights for the price
of seven. Special deals are, of course, subject to availability and will
change frequently-so check often and grab fast.

Go Shopping
By passing up optional full-meal provisioning packages usually of-
fered, you can eliminate waste for items you won't use and definitely
don't need. Convenient, pre-packaged plans will fill your lockers but
might leave you with leftovers you never even opened.
We met a couple recently who ended their week long voyage with
bags of untouchables that included ketchup, canned vegetables, in-
stant coffee and perennially preserved cheese. They had managed to
consume all the fresh items and beer which, obviously, was all they
really needed.


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can be your own tour director, making your adventure remarkable and
affordable. Yes, local knowledge can be invaluable or even mandatory,
and using a pro is sometimes smart. But often doing-it-yourself can be
even better.

Catch a Ride
Taxis are uber-convenient but they can drive up the tab of your trip so
consider taking the bus. Most islands have efficient public transporta-
tion, usually in the form of mini-vans. Antigua's system allows riders to
explore the island with stops anywhere and everywhere, all for just a
few bucks. Riding with the locals can be informative, entertaining and
downright humorous. Best of all, you'll hear some great music.

Eat Well
The islands are renowned for fine cuisine that'll leave you satisfied-
but your wallet will be starving. To avoid the drain, go in search of
small wooden buildings emitting jump-up music and enticing smells.
Barbeque stands, shacks and funky snackettes offer grilled fish, chick-
en, ribs, roti and other Caribbean favorites. Our favorites are the Lolo's
at St. Marten's Grand Case where, for $10, you'll get a plate of real
island food as big as any appetite.

Host your Happy Hours
The best bargain in the islands is booze, but only if you buy and pour it
yourself. Consider hosting sundowners on your own yacht rather than run-
ning to shore. Invite the neighbors, if you dare, and you might just meet
your new best friends. It's a great venue for swapping anchorage tips,
shopping finds and a chest full of sea stories every sailor loves to tell.
Thankfully, there's a silver lining to this economic cloud and it's one
you can keep in your pockets. If your plans to charter have been in dry
storage, break them loose and sign up now for an affordable trip you
won't want to miss. A-


Jan Hein divides her time between Washington State and a small wood-
en boat in the Caribbean. She records her adventures on the Bahama
Breeze Restaurants sponsored website at www.brucesmithsvoyage.com


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BLACK BARKING BIRDS

CREPUSCULAR SKIMMERS

BY DEVI SHARP, PHOTOS BY CHUCK SHIPLEY


I was puzzled. We were anchored at lISA (Trinidad and Tobago
Sailing Association) and almost every night when we returned by
dingy to our boat, there would be a low flying group of shore-
birds with a very distinctive hoarse barking call. It took a while
before we were able to finally catch a view of the birds under a light to
see a flock of Black Skimmers.
You do no need to be an ornithologist to recognize a black skimmer;
their unusual voice, bill, and feeding behavior make them truly unique.
Their most distinctive feature is their long bill which has a lower man-
dible about one inch longer than the upper The bill is bright red with
a black tip that looks like it has been dipped in black paint. Their bill is
laterally (side to side) compressed to cut through water like a knife.
Skimmers have earned their name because of the way they feed.
They drop the lower mandible to slice through the surface as they


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fly inches above the water. When a skimmer encounters food, it will
quickly close its mouth, capturing the meal. Black skimmers catch
most of their food (small fish, small crustaceans and shrimp) in this
manner Fishing by touch allows skimmers to be crepuscular (dawn
and dusk) and nocturnal feeders.
Skimmers forage mainly in waters of bays, estuaries and lagoons
but also utilize rivers, and salt marsh pools, creeks, and ditches; such
habitats tend to concentrate small fish.
Adults in breeding plumage are black above and white below with a
white tail. Non-breeding adults have paler and browner upperparts, and
a white collar. Immature birds have brown upperparts with white feather
tips and fringes. Tail is short and white with longer central feathers. Their
webbed feet are bright orange. Skimmers are the only bird to have a ver-
tical slit in the pupil which assists in gathering light for their crepuscular
and nocturnal habits. Their dark eye is within their dark head, giving the
skimmers a somewhat eyeless appearance. Adult skimmers are sexu-


ally dim orphic (differ- ........... . .......
ence between male
and female), the male ...........
being approximately
one-fourth larger than .
the female. -
The other two, rath-
er similar, species besides the Black Skimmer, are the African Skimmer
and the Indian Skimmer All use the same unusual feeding technique.
Visitors from North America may be familiar with this bird, the only
American Skimmer, because it breeds as far north as Massachusetts to
South America on the Atlantic side. On the Pacific side, they breed from
the California through central and northern South American coast. They
winter in the warmer waters.
In the Caribbean they can be seen as far east as the Virgin Islands
and Grenada. In Trinidad we have seen them near Chaguaramas and
on the west coast during the summer months.
Black Skimmers are highly social birds, flocking outside the breed-
ing season, and nesting in colonies on beaches and islands, often
with aggressive gulls and terns that offer protection from predators.
Colony sizes are highly variable, ranging from single pairs to many
thousands on the Gulf Coast. The nest is a shallow scrape on an open
beach, shell bank, sandbar, and occasionally, a gravel roof. The three
to five white, buff, or blue-green eggs are perfectly camouflaged on
the beach. During nest building, mates take turns scraping, using ex-
aggerated sand-kicking posture (neck, head, bill, and tail elevated)
with alternate foot strokes that throw sand backwards. Birds rotate in
the scrape to create a saucer-shaped depression, similar to resting
scrapes used throughout the year.
The chicks are incubated and fed by both parents, and the eggs
hatch in about three weeks. They eat regurgitated fish and crustaceans
dropped on the ground. Since chicks begin life with mandibles of the
same length, they are able to retrieve this food; the lower mandible
begins to elongate when chicks are nearly grown. The young birds
begin to fly in about 24 days.
Habitat loss from coastal development has reduced the number of
suitable nesting spots for blackskimmers. Fortunately, the birds have suc-
cessfully nested on spoil islands and along causeways. On busy beaches,
the birds and their nests are extremely vulnerable to human disturbance
and to predation by domestic dogs, raccoons and laughing gulls. -@


Devi Sharp is a retired wildlife biologist and is exploring the birds of
the Caribbean with her husband, Hunter on their sailboat Arctic Tern.
Chuck Shipley is a former professor of computer science and an avid
amateur photographer. Chuck and his wife Barbara live aboard their
trawler Tusen Takk II in the Caribbean.


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RACING SEASON STARTS THIS MONTH


January 13-February 21: Southern Caribbean Regatta Circuit.
This three-race series starts with the Carriacou Sailing Series (Janu-
ary 13-16), includes the Grenada Sailing Festival (January 29-Febru-
ary 2), and concludes with the Tobago Carnival Regatta (February 18-
21). www.sailingcarriacou.com, www.grenadasailingfestival.com and
www.sailweek.com

January 23-24: Antigua Yacht Club's Round the Island Race.
There's a new format, says Elizabeth Jordan, AYC Commodore. "We
will start earlier and complete the circuit on Saturday, starting and fin-
ishing off Falmouth Harbour." A Saturday night party precedes short
course racing on Sunday with lunch and prize giving to follow. The
course record, set in 2001, is held by Wild Horses, a 72-foot "W" Class
yacht, with a time of four hours and 53 minutes, yachtclub@candw.ag
and www.antiguayachtclub.com

January 27-30: The Superyacht Cup Antigua.
This big boat regatta based out of Nelson's Dockyard moves its
dates from December to January. "The Antigua event has grown
in popularity over the three years since it started but the big in-
crease in numbers appears to be due to moving the regatta to the
end of January when most schedules are not so busy," announced
event organizer Patrick Whetter in a press release. Yachts signed
up include the Frers-designed 137-foot Rebecca, the 124-foot
Briand-designed Perini Navi, P2, and the 78-foot W-class yachts,
Wild Horses and White Wings. patrick@thesuperyachtcup.com and
www.thesuperyachtcup.comrn


January 29-February 2: Grenada Sailing Festival
presented by Port Louis and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas.
New this year will be two weekends of sailing rather than one. Four days
of international yacht racing off the island's southern coast will kick off on
the 29th, where sailors will find longer courses, new deep-water marks,
and one day of racing dedicated to an Ocean Race and an extended
South Coast Ocean Triangle. Traditional workboats will compete in the
Grenada Sailing Festival Digicel Work Boat Regatta on February 6 and
7. gsail@spiceisle.com and www.grenadasailingfestival.com

February 6-16: Route du Carnaval Martinique to St. Lucia to
Petit Saint and Transcaraibes Dominican Republic to Cuba.
This rally launches from Marina Bas du Fort in Guadeloupe and finishes
at the Marina Marlin Cienfuegos in Cuba. Event coordinator Stephane
Legendre says, "Conviviality, fun and adventure are the master words
of this event. In addition, a humanitarian operation will again take
place for the Haitian orphans in coordination with the Rotary Club of
Saint Martin." www.transcaraibes.com

February 13-14: Budget Marine Valentine's Day Regatta at JHYC.
The beauty of this regatta, says sponsor Robbie Ferron, "is the ease of
participation. Participating boats can dock in Jolly Harbour, start the
racing just outside the harbour, and on return get to the social head-
quarters at the Foredeck bar with the minimum of land transport."
Ferron adds, "Poul Hoj Jensen, the Dragon world champion has indi-
cated his interest in getting a fleet of Dragons to race the event this
year." www.jhycantigua.com


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When its gets cold up north, the racing turns hot in the Caribbean.
Below are highlights of several regattas that take place from January through March.
For a full calendar of events, visit www.allatsea.net.


February 19-21: The St. Croix Yacht Club Hospice Regatta.
A new name and new beneficiary highlight this event, where the win-
ner of the Spinnaker A class will be nominated to compete in the invi-
tational National Hospice Championship in Rochester, New York, June
3-6, 2010. Another first, says regatta director Julie San Martin, "we will
provide real time scoring with provisional results available at the end
of each race." www.stcroixregatta.com

February 20-26: RORC Caribbean 600 Offshore Race.
This 605-mile race around the islands that starts and ends in Antigua
welcomes a star-studded fleet. Race record holder, the 100-foot ICAP
Leopard, as well as the STP 65, Rosebud, and Tom Hill's new RP 75,
Titan, will compete, caribbean600@rorc.org.uk and www.rorc.org

February 26-28: South Grenada Regatta.
Over 20 racing, cruising, multihull, fun, and J/24 class yachts are
expected to sail in this three-race regatta based out of Le Phare
Bleu Marina. Free berthing is available. There are also junior sail-
ing events, a pirate's trail, 15 HP dinghy time trial and live music.
www.southgrenadaregatta.com

March 4-7: St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.
The Budget Marine Match Racing Cup will kick-off the event with prize
money totaling $10,000, with three days of racing following. "This year
the event will celebrate the 30th edition," says regatta director, Heath-
er Tackling. "We have it from good sources that many of the big boats
that skipped out of some racing last year will be back, as well as some
new big names." www.heinekenregatta.com


March 12-14: Grenada Round-The-Island Race.
While seasoned sailors make their way around the island on Saturday,
says organizer Roger Spronk, "the youth sailors of Grenada will display
their sailing skills in a mini race with the goal of promoting youth inter-
est in sailing." On Sunday, there's "ATaste of Grenada" set beachside
as well as a Bathtub Derby. grenadaroundtheislandrace@gmail.com
and www.aroundgrenada.com

March 18-21: Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta.
The former Culebra Heineken International Regatta has a new name
and new home at the Palmas del Mar Yacht Club in Humacao. "We'll
offer three days of racing and a mix of windward-leeward courses
for the one-design and racing classes," says regatta director Angel
Ayala. "We may run a distance race to Vieques for some classes."
www.prheinekenregatta.com

March 26-28: 37th International Rolex Regatta.
Several boats are already signed up to race in this event that offers
one-design, CSA, IRC and multihull racing. Regatta co-director, John
Sweeney says this includes "a Tripp 70, a number of IRC 52s includ-
ing '09 winner Vincitore, and Tom Hill on his latest Titan." Yacht Ha-
ven Grande and American Yacht Harbor will provide free dockage for
competitors while space lasts. Winners of select classes will pocket
a Rolex watch, stycisv@gmail.com or directors@rolexcupregatta.com
and www.rolexcupregatta.com


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Ccean

BY CAROL BAREUTHER





ur oceans are changing and it's not for the good. Arctic
ice is melting. Fish populations are dying. Corals in the
Caribbean are bleaching. These environmental prob-
lems are just the tip of the iceberg of what sailors and
scientists aboard the 64-foot vessel S/V Ocean Watch
are researching during an historic 25,000-mile clockwise circumnaviga-
tion of the North and South American continents called the "Around
the Americas for Ocean Health" voyage.
The ship made a port stop in Puerto Rico in early November, dock-
ing at Pier 1 in Old San Juan and then at Club Nautico de San Juan.
"We're gathering a variety of data as we sail," said project scien-
tist, Michael Reynolds, Ph.D., "and in port stops we talk with local
scientists and community members, especially elders in the commu-
nity. We're particularly interested in what they remember from child-
hood and how this relates to changes in our
climate and oceans that we see today."
Ocean Watch set sail from Seattle on
May 31 and became one of only a handful
of small vessels in recorded history to tran-
sit the Northwest Passage and through the
..... .... ... Bellot Strait without being stopped due to
ice. The voyage cruised down the east coast
S of the U.S. and through the Caribbean in
the fall.
"This marks the midway point in our voy-
age," said veteran marine journalist, Herb
McCormick, who is chronicling the voyage,
shortly after arriving in Puerto Rico. "We've all
come to appreciate how fragile our marine en-
vironment is. This voyage has enabled a great
Deal of scientific data gathering that would
have been hard to conduct otherwise.
During their stay, the crew of Ocean Watch
met with scientists at the Department of Ma-
rine Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico
and traveled to their facilities on the 22-acre
island of Magueyes, off the southwestern
coastal town of La Parguera.
Puerto Rico was one of 31 port stops on this
incredible 13-month cruise. In port, educators
from the vessels visited schools, scientists vis


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S/V Ocean Watch Visits Puerto Rico in November


ited local colleagues, and an open house was staged so that the pub-
lic could tour the vessel and learn about the projects geared to assess
the ocean's health.
"Sailors usually have a destination, but we have a destination and
a fixed time table and that's rare," Reynolds said. "We also have a 64-
foot research platform, rather than a 250-foot-plus vessel as is standard
in oceanography, and limited space, power and manpower There are
just six of us onboard. Because of this, we can't perform experiments
in the usual sense, or it would take us five years or more to make this
voyage. Instead, we are collecting what we call 'data sets of oppor-
tunity' or using our instruments to measure data when opportunities
present themselves."
This data will go to a number of scientists such as those from the Pa-
cific Science Center, University of Washington Applied Physics Labora-
tory, MIT Sea Grant College Program and the NASA Student Cloud
Observations On-Line program for analysis.
In the Caribbean and throughout the voyage, Reynolds said,
"We're taking measurements, for example, on air quality. We have
a climate or weather station onboard. One of my research interests
is new types of deep-sea coral and the health of coral reefs. We are
studying aerosol plumes from the burning of forests in Africa and
the Sahara dust and the suggestion that the settling of this dust is
contributing to coral bleaching."
Ocean acidity, or the amount of carbon dioxide in the water, is an-
other type of data Ocean Watch is collecting. "There's a small hole in
the hull of our vessel that allows us to pump sea water through and
measure it for C02," Reynolds said.
The increasing acidity of the ocean could make it more difficult for
corals to grow, and increased incidences of coral diseases have been
linked to ocean temperature. The health of coral reefs is linked to fish
populations; loss of reef habitat means fewer fish.
"We're canvassing jelly fish concentrations and asking locals about
new developments in the jelly fish populations that they are seeing,"
said Reynolds. "Jelly fish populations increase where there are de-
clines in the fish population."
The Around the America's scientific team is also providing "ground
truth" data to major governmental organizations. For example, Reyn-
olds takes measurement of cloud densities from his ever-changing posi-
tion at the same time as National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) satellites are overhead observing from outer space. In addition,
his measurements of ocean acidity are transmitted in real time to the


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to create an
even greater number of data points in their global data set.
"Very soon," said Reynolds, "we should have a better story to tell
about topics such as ocean acidity. In the meantime, the message I tell
school kids when we visit is to 'turn off the lights'. This lessens the use
of electrical energy and production of C02 that is ultimately harming
our oceans and ocean life."
The Around the Americas voyage is one of the programs of Sailors
For the Sea, co-founded by David Rockefeller Jr. and the only ocean
conservation program focused on sailors and boaters. The Boston,
Massachusetts-based non-profit organization also runs the Clean Re-
gattas program that the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and BVI Spring
Regatta participated in last year. For more information about the voy-
age, visit: www.aroundtheamericas.org. &


Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands-based
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CUBA'S BOATING AMBASSADOR


OSE M IG UE L BY ANDREA BAILEY
DIAZSE MIGUECRICH

DIAZ ESCRICH


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THE COMMODORE'S HOPES FOR THE FUTURE


In our December issue, we printed the first part of an interview with
Commodore Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich of the Hemingway Internation-
al Yacht Club of Cuba (HIYC), who was recently appointed President
of Marlin Marinas Business Group (MARLIN S.A.) in Cuba. Commo-
dore Escrich served for more than 25 years in the Cuban Navy before
founding the Hemingway International Yacht Club in 1992. Through


the HIYC, he has extended a hand of friendship and camaraderie to all
who share his love of the ocean, no matter their nationality.
Now, as President of MARLIN S.A., he is championing another
cause: the creation of the Association of Cuban Marinas. It is a goal
he has had in his sights for years, to create an avenue for cooperation
between the two large marina companies in Cuba to achieve com-


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mon goals. It would also al-
low both marinas to become
a part of international orga-
nizations such as the Carib-
bean Marine Association. He
believes that his new posi-
tion brings this latest dream
one step closer to realiza-
tion; MARLIN S.A. already
has established an excellent
relationship with Marinas
Gaviota, the other large Cu-
ban marina company.
These questions for Com-
modore Escrich were about
his vision of the future. The
short answer is that he has
nothing but hope, optimism
that has brought him the suc-
cess he has achieved, both
personally and for the HIYC
and Cuban nautical tourism
in general:

What would you like to -..
see accomplished for
Cuban tourism?
I would like Cuban tourism to continue being one of the main sources
of income for the Cuban people and the country in general. Part of my
struggle as Commodore of the HIYC of Cuba has been contributing
to the development of the recreational boating industry and nautical
tourism as a source of employment for my fellow countrymen.
I wish the development of tourism would foster friendship and
fraternity among people and to protect the environment as well as
aquatic and land flora and fauna. As representative of the Interna-
tional Game Fish Association in Cuba, I work for the implementa-
tion of their regulations, which defend responsible fishing and the
preservation of billfish species, so that future generations can enjoy
sport fishing.

What do you think about recent reports that Cuba is going to
ask the UN to have US sanctions lifted? Do you think it will
work? How would it affect the tourism industry?
For more than 15 years, the General Assembly of United Nations has
voted annually in favor of a proposal requesting the lift of economic,
commercial and financial restrictions imposed by the United States
of America against Cuba. It is expected that this year only Israel and
Palau would vote against the resolution presented by Cuba.
The US restrictions prohibit the investment of US businessmen and
companies in the Cuban boating industry, which affects its develop-
ment in Cuba. We all know that most of the tourists in the Caribbean
region come from the United States. If the US were to follow the re-
quest of the UN General Assembly, it is expected that Cuba would see
the arrival of several tens of thousands of US boats, as well as thou-
sands of sport fishermen and nautical sports lovers. I think the boating
scene would be similar to that of the Bahamas.
Before the Bush Administration, the Hemingway International Yacht
Club of Cuba hosted several regattas coming from Key West, Fort


Lauderdale, Tampa and New Orleans. In 1999, 232 sail boats and more
than 1300 Americans participated in the Havana Cup Race.
Recent restrictions had not prevented us from keeping and even
strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the Heming-
way International Yacht Club of Cuba and the US sailing and boating
community. On May 2009, the Sarasota Yacht Club planned to cel-
ebrate the Sarasota-Havana Regatta but failed to obtain the approval
of the United States government. Our Yacht Club received plenty of
congratulations from the Americans for our efforts to keep the strong
friendship established before the Bush administration.

Please tell our readers about Cuba's
nautical events planned for 2010.
I would like to avail myself of this opportunity to invite all the read-
ers of All At Sea to participate in the Castillo del Moro Regatta next
May 20th, 2010 from Marina Hemingway to the entrance of Havana
Bay. This regatta will celebrate the arrival of the Sarasota-Havana 100
American boats.
We would also like to invite you to participate in the celebration
of the 60th Anniversary of the Ernest Hemingway International Billfish
Tournament from May 24th to the 29th.We would greatly appreciate
all the support than you could offer us in order to pay homage to Er-
nest Hemingway, of one of the most prominent symbols of the friend-
ship between the United States and Cuba. The Havana International
Yacht Club created the tournament in 1950, and Hemingway accepted
the proposal made by Cuban fishermen and friends for the tourna-
ment to take his name.
I would like to thank the staff of All At Sea for the opportunity
granted here, and I invite you all to enjoy the beauties of the Cuban
archipelago. Come visit the headquarters of the Hemingway Interna-
tional Yacht Club of Cuba, where you will be welcomed like friends
and brothers. -


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CRUISING RALLY ASSOCIATION

LAUNCHES EVENT TO BAHAMAS

OFFSHOOT OF CARIBBEAN 1500 DIPS A TOE IN THE WATER
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY ANDY SCHELL


The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) covers about 1000 nautical
miles between the Chesapeake Bay and Miami, where
snowbirds make the leap across the Gulf Stream, 60 miles
or so to the Bahamas. In November we faced the same
challenge-the Chesapeake to the Bahamas, 1000 miles-and sailed
it in only five days.
Enter Steve Black, the Cruising Rally Association and the Caribbean
1500. The Cruising Rally Association celebrated the 20th Anniversary
of the Caribbean 1500 this year, and has seen hundreds of boats and
thousands of sailors head offshore. The event has been so successful
that expansion was inevitable.
This fall Steve Black created an offshoot of the 1500, the inaugural
Bahamas Cruising Rally, and invited me to be the event leader We
departed with the Caribbean 1500 fleet from Hampton, VA, and
made a right turn once clear of the Gulf Stream. The rally included
all of the extras that are part of the 1500: safety seminars in Hampton,
boat inspections, roundtable discussions, weather and Gulf Stream
briefings, satellite trackers on the boats, and en route weather routing
and radio scheds, not to mention the excellent social events held in
the evenings.
We departed under dreary skies with a brisk north wind. Sweetest
Thing, a Fountaine Pajot 48' cat joined us on this first-year trip. For
Clay and Chad Jones, the father and son who own the Mason 44
Corrina Corrina, this was a first, as it is for many rally participants. Their
excitement was contagious.
We entered the Gulf Stream late that first evening, crossing where it
was only 50 miles wide (thanks to the Stream briefings before the rally),
and soon found ourselves in the Atlantic Ocean proper, stripping off the
layers and enjoying warm sunshine and a full moon in the evenings.
It was downwind for five days -the routers at Commanders' Weather
nailed it, and we found ourselves in the midst of a big high-pressure


Clay Jones on harmonica
with Chad on the bow -
it was that calm


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system, enjoying pleasant breezes and fair skies day and night. Next
year's event will arrive in Marsh Harbor, Abacos, where sailors will enjoy
an awards dinner and cruising advice from one of the local marinas.
Over 15,000 website visitors from 59 countries monitored the
progress of the boats in the Caribbean 1500 and the Bahamas Cruising
Rally. With wireless transponders on each yacht, positions were
broadcast via satellite six times each day, every four hours. Each boat's
track was displayed on the Caribbean 1500 website (www.caribi 500.
com) using software customized to incorporate features from
Google Earth. The transponder program is sponsored by
a Davenport & Company, LLC.
Cruising rallies provide an enjoyable level of excitement
and camaraderie while setting out across a big chunk of ocean
with like-minded cruisers. The atmosphere in Hampton was
buzzing. It was the staging area for what really was a major
expedition, "one of the last great adventures for us 'normal'
folk," as Steve Black puts it. Go for the sense of security, go for
the camaraderie, go for the excitement or go for the parties,
but one thing is abundantly clear to me-if you're considering
going south from the US, the only way to go is offshore.
The 2010 Bahamas Cruising Rally will leave from
Hampton VA along with the Caribbean 1500 on November
1. For full information on future rallies and seminars, visit
www.caribl500.com. rn


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DISCOVER THE CARIBBEAN SERIES

FORTY BOATS TURN OUT FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY RACING

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY TONY MIRO


ends in November, crews
raced in varying conditions
as part of the 2009 Discover
the Caribbean Series hosted by the
Ponce Yacht & Fishing Club in southern
Puerto Rico.
This year we celebrated the 20th
Anniversary of this event which, as
always, was a great success thanks
to the hospitality of the Ponce
Yacht & Fishing Club members and
volunteers. Crews enjoyed great
music, excellent meals and lots of
other activities and entertainment.
On Saturday November 21 everyone
danced to great tunes by fellow sailor
Millo Torres y El Tercer Planeta.


RESULTS


Racing
Cruising
Jib & Main 1
Jib & Main 2


Bonne Chance
Julepe
Happy Hour
Gisele


Chalanas
J24
IC24
J80


On the water sailors encountered a variety of conditions ranging from
no wind, to light winds to a nice 15 to 20 knot breeze and building seas.
The action on the water was intense with groundings, collisions and
capsizes, including a broken keel which separated from the hull and
sent the crew of Atorrante for a swim. Luckily nobody was hurt.
I was fortunate to be invited as photographer for a day aboard
Bonne Chance, a 1991 Beneteau 35.5 owned by Dr. Bernardo
Gonzalez and overall winner of the very competitive Racing Class.
I had a blast taking photos and high-definition videos from the
stern as we surfed downwind on spinnaker rides of up to 12.9
knots ... nice!


Veteran Puerto Rican skipper Jose "Balaju" Sanchez with Quino
Sanchez (no relation) as tactician and an elite crew composed of
Bernardo, Agustin, Fernando, Arturo, Wilo and Jose, managed to
win most races in order to secure their first place standing over two
weekends of racing. This well trained crew proved once again that is
not always the sailboat or the fancy equipment that wins races but a
consistent crew working together as a team.
On the J-24s, Fraito Lugo's Orion was invincible winning the J-24
class as well as the best Ponce boat award.
Over 40 sailboats raced in ten classes. For complete results:
www.ponceyachtandfishingclub.com -r


Capt. Tony Miro is a life-long sailor, photographer and web developer
who currently lives in Puerto Rico with his family, where theysail aboard
their Hunter 376 iNada Mas!


Payaso
Orion
Sal Pa' Fuera
Nightmare


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PUERTO RICO'S 4TH ANNUAL BOB FISHER CUP
BONNE CHANCE TAKES HOME THE CUP

BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD


Picture perfect sailing conditions greeted a fleet of 21
boats that competed in the 4th Annual Bob Fisher Cup.
The regatta was sailed out of Puerto Rico's Isleta Marina
on October 17 and 18.
"We had winds of 13 to 17 knots and sunny days," said Agustin
A. Rodriguez, regatta director and president of the host, Club
Nautico de Fajardo. "This allowed us to run five races over several
courses and test the skills of our fleets."
Racing took place between Isleta Marina and Palomino Island
off Puerto Rico's eastern shore for the three classes: Racing,
Performance Cruising and Jib & Main.
Carlos Camacho sailed his J/105, Abracadabra, to a win in the
Racing class. "The conditions were perfect for our boat," said
Camacho. "It was nice in that we had 10 boats in our class. The
competition was very good."
Abracadabra tied Felix Cruz's Olson 20, Geronimo, for first
place after three races on the first day, with Jose Gorbea's J/105,
Umakua, only two points behind. "It came down to the last race
on the last day," Camacho said about his win. "We changed leads
with Umakua three times upwind and four times downwind before
finally beating them boat for boat across the finish line by 30
seconds. That was definitely the highlight of the weekend."


Experience was definitely on Camacho's side. He's sailed three
out of four Bob Fisher Cup regattas with crew he has raced with
for six to seven years.
The big news of the weekend was when Bernardo Gonzalez,
driving his Beneteau 35.5, Bonne Chance, won not only the
Performance Cruising class but also the Bob Fisher Cup.
"I've sailed this regatta three times and won by class two times.
But this year we won the overall racing class too," says Gonzalez.
"The weekend was very special due to the fact that the weather
conditions were excellent for my boat. I think that, although not all
my regular crew was present, the boat was in optimum condition
and the crew performed excellently. We did have aboard the old
Balaju crew, Jose Sanchez, Fernando Mora and Guillermo Mullet,
as well as Pat Nolan and Jeff from Tortola."
Nemesis, a Hunter 43, won the Jib & Main class.
The Bob Fisher Cup started as the Puerto Rico Grand Prix over
twenty years ago, when the event's namesake was active as a
racer and race organizer Fisher, a longtime and highly regarded
architect, has devoted much of his life to promoting sailboat
racing in Puerto Rico.
For full results, visit: www.clubnauticodefajardo.com/files/
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1 ST PRO STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING EVENT

DRAWS 75 COMPETITORS
PR AND CALIFORNIA RACERS TAKE TOP HONORS


Puerto Rican Adrian Garcia (subdivision men 14 '), Ernie
Johnson from California (subdivision men 12'6") and
Heather Baus from Puerto Rico (subdivision women) were
champions of the first professional competition Paddleboarding
Stand Up Race in Puerto Rico held November 15 in Condado
Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.


A fleet of 75 competitors from
California, Florida, Virgin Islands and
Puerto Rico participated in this unique
event. The two main categories were
"Elite" for high-level competitors, with
a distance of 7.5 miles around the islet
of San Juan, and "Weekend Warriors"
for recreational competitors with a
three-mile course in the lagoon and
bay of San Juan. For children three to
11 years, "Keiki Kids" paddled right
in front of the beach. The Elites were
raced for $1000 in cash and the rest
rowed for trophies.
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but the soft south wind helped
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Juan times. The Elites and Weekend Warriors took off together
at 9:30 in front inside the lagoon, and seconds later came face
to face with some challenging overhead waves. While the Elites
went out to paddle around the islet of San Juan, the Weekend
Warriors tacked back to make their way into the lagoon.
From the beginning, Garcia, paddling on competition BARK
14 ', and Johnson in the 12'6 category, grabbed the lead leaving
behind the rest of the fleet. After a spectacular three-mile run


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six aof San Juan, they
reached the San Juan
Bay entrance in front of
the imposing 500-year
old El Morro Castle.
Inspired by history,
Garcia found a second
wind that drove him to
a significant advantage
in the long but easy
upwind leg back to
lagoon. Hundreds of fans waiting for him cheered the
local hero. Ernie "EJ" Johnson, a professional athlete from
California who traveled to PR only for this tournament,
dominated the 12'6 category but had no choice but to
watch local Adrian Garcia take the overall win by a little
over two minutes after the 65 minute paddle.
In the women's category, Heather Baus killed her
competition. This energetic athlete was not content
with a wide margin win all over the rest of the Elite
women, but went on to beat most men
- 'i with her 16th overall in the 31-strong Elite
fleet. This achievement is more remarkable
because Baus interrupted her training for
the past two months to address a serious
medical condition.
Weekend Warriors enjoyed the day's most
fun race, their three-stage course punctuated
by some exciting runs on foot, oar in hand,
o on the Lagoon Park. The fans were cheering
as the warriors dismounted their rides at
S the beach and ran short sprint around the
sponsor's tents. Then, back on board for the
next leg. Racers raved about this racing format
that made the three miles total distance feel
2 like a, well, a run in the park.
o The Keikis event was suddenly interrupted
o
by a massive deluge that fell moments after
completing the first kid's race. Sunday's
rains may have drowned the awards but not the enthusiasm of
the competitors for the event. Foreigners promised to return to
defend their titles and locals promise to kick all asses! The quarrel
will be resolved amicably next November with a bigger, better
and richer SUP Run 2010. ai


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ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY ANDREA BAILEY


ovember 10 to 12 saw one of the most
successful showings of the St. Thomas
Fall Yacht Show, which was presented by Chris Allisor
the Virgin Islands Charteryacht League i Vl err abr
(VICL). Brokers from all over the world came to check
out the 48 boats that docked in Yacht Haven Grande
to showcase their offerings. There were over 50
brokers attending the show, many coming straight
from the BVI Boat Show in Tortola.
Under the management of Erik Ackerson, the
Director of VICL, the 35-year old show this year
was a well-organized, remarkable affair. A hopeful
atmosphere for the season among the captains and
crew also helped to foster the image of a successful
show. Bruce and Laura Masterson got back into the
charter business aboard their 45-foot catamaran
Amaryllis three years ago. Recalling 2008, Laura said, "In September,
everything just tanked. Everyone wanted to wait until the election to see
what would happen. The phones just stopped ringing."


This year it seems that things are looking up. Captain David Belle
of catamaran La Bella Vita and Fair Wind Sailing School noted that
he's seen a rise both in the bookings for his sailing school and his
term charters. As with most of the boats at
the show, he was taking it as an opportunity
to put his boats on the brokers' radar screens.
He hadn't ever done the show before, but he
was hoping signing with a broker would help
I boost business a little more as the economy
improved.

I / first-timers there. Some were even new to
charter industry as a whole. Captain Chris
Allison and Kelly Miller own the 54-foot
i luxury motor-sailor the Verna Breeze. They
lived aboard and cruised the Caribbean for
nine years, but when the economy went bad
last year, they decided to start chartering.
. The boat is equipped for a small charter of
two to four people, and Chris and Kelly are
optimistic about their first charter season. "At
first we were a little scared about how the
brokers would receive us, and the changes
they'd want us to make, but the feedback has
been really pleasant and positive," said Kelly.
When asked if she had any trepidations about
chartering, she replied, "We've had some
amazing experiences aboard this boat, and
nowwe gettoshare some ofthose experiences
with others. The islands are so pretty. All we
need now are some customers!" -&


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None of the 114 anglers aboard 27 boats competing
in the 2009 Toyota Wahoo Wind-Up on November
1 caught a 75-plus pound wahoo to win the Toyota
truck. But, there was good fishing and good catching,
including some real whopper wahoos reeled in.
St. Croix's Curtis Diaz, fishing aboard the Wild Cat, caught
the Largest Wahoo, a 51.5-pounder, and pocketed a $1,000
cash prize.
"We were getting bored when all of a sudden the reel
started screaming with line peeling off," said Diaz. "That's
when we knew it was a big one."
Eight-year-old Nathan Gatcliffe of St. Thomas, aboard
the Double Header IV, caught the second largest wahoo, a
47.4-pounder "Two months ago I told him we were going to
fish the wahoo tournament together this year," said Nathan's
father, St. Thomas charter captain, Jonathan Gatcliffe. "We put
him in the chair, winched him in and he reeled in the wahoo."
Gatcliffe, driving Double Header IV, earned the Best Boat
prize for St. Thomas with the catch of five wahoo weighing
173.07 pounds. Meanwhile, St. Croix's Big Bills won Top
Boat for St. Croix with the catch of three wahoo weighing
113.2-pounds. Both captains won $1,000 cash.
A total of 28 wahoo, collectively weighing 934.7 pounds,
were caught. Personal from the Department of Planning &
Natural Resource's Fish & Wildlife Department conducted
the weigh-in.
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Y o...u may have seen Steve Black around
Nanny Cay on Tortola recently-he's best
:,.....,, ...... recognized as the founder of the Hampton,
.... -Virginia-based Cruising Rally Association and
Caribbean 1500 Cruising Rally
'....... However, Blackhasworn manyhatsand his accumulated
.... knowledge, skills and accom-plishments have given him
S ... ... an incredible outlook on which to plan for the future. He's
one of those lucky people who have forged his love of
....... ..... sailing into a professional and successful career
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Black moved to Michigan
". where he ran an educational publishing company He
..started sailing recreationally in his mid-30s in regattas
.hosted by the Grand Haven Sailing Club. Black learned
the sport from single-handers and has always preferred
This aspect of sailing.
"It's fun to be a generalist," he says, "a cook, a
mechanic, a tactician, a sail trimmer, it's a challenge.
Over the years, Black has made three single-handed
transatlantic voyages. In the Legend Cup, he set a
multi-hull record time of 15 days aboard his Newick
40' trimaran. Black's third single-handed transatlantic
voyage was in 1992 in the Europe I, where he sailed
his 40' IOR racer, Caribbean. Despite a broken boom
some 1,000 miles from the finish, Black completed the
race safely.
In the Bermuda 1-2, a race whose first leg is a
single-handed voyage from Newport, Rhode Island to
Bermuda and whose second leg is a double-handed
voyage from Bermuda back to Newport, Black and
South African sailor Bertie Reed set the return voyage
record at the time of 78 hours and 38 minutes. Back in
Grand Haven, Black volunteered to run races and then
serve as rules chairman.
"It was a good way to polish my own skills," he says.
Black also undertook volunteer tasks such as founding
Sthe Lake Michigan Single-handed Society, where he ran
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the races and conducted seminars to educate interested
sailors.This led to the end of his 15-year publishing career
and a three-year stint as executive director of the U.S.
Sailing Association, based in Newport, Rhode Island.
"I retired from U.S. Sailing in 1988, but I didn't retire from
sailing," Blacksays. His next endeavor was to manage the
Sailing World NOOD (National Offshore One-Design)
Regattas in four regions around the country
In 1990, Black conceived of the idea for the Caribbean
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Seminars, two full days of seminars taught by authorities in all aspects
of sailing. The impetus for this event started when Black saw that
cruising sailors outnumbered racing sailors, yet there was a near void
of organized events for cruisers.
In November 1990, 50 boats set sail from Newport, Rhode Island
and Norfolk, Virginia and landed in Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin
Islands (BVI) in the inaugural Caribbean 1500 Cruising Rally. Black
himself set sail on that first trip and gave his fellow cruisers confidence
via single-side band radio. Today, several hundred vessels have sailed
in the rally and the pink and white rally burgee can be seen on vessels
in ports from Maine to Venezuela.
Yet, the boats and sailors on those boats have changed over time.
"It's a misnomer that the rally is for sailors cruising offshore for the
first time," says Black. "The vast majority, over 90 percent, have at
least one person aboard who has done the rally before. Every year the
volunteer pool gets larger. We find newcomers do grab at the chance
to have an experienced person on board."
The boats are getting bigger. "Charter companies push clients to
charter boats 50-foot and over, and that means when people buy boats
they are buying that size or larger," says Black. "We're also seeing


people with newer boats. When we started, a boat from the early 80s
wasn't considered that old. Today, people are cruising down on new
boats. You might say that they expect the technology will make up for
a lack of experience."
As for the ralliers themselves, Black adds, "the first were more of
the gunkholers. Sailors today aren't learning from their parents or
old-timers or necessarily starting as dinghy sailors. Instead, they are
learning through yacht club sailing programs and sailing schools.
This has led to changes in what we teach in seminars. For example,
etiquette in communication with commercial ships is now a topic.
Sailors who grew up sailing with their parents knew right-of-way and
not to disturb a ship unless there's a real reason."
The most satisfying aspects of starting the Caribbean 1500 Rally and
other rallies such as the Atlantic Cup and now the Bahamas Cruising
Rally, says Black, "are the friendships formed. We had 235 past ralliers
meet at a reunion at the Annapolis Boat Show this year"
On the horizon, Black is excited about the new Bahamas rally."
Sometime this fall I think we'll see the travel ban to Cuba lifted," he
says. "When it is, the islands of the Bahamas and Cuba will be one big
cruising area that will see a lot of demand." -&


The Caribbean 1500 Rally left
Hampton VA on November 2 after
a week of preparatory briefings,
-afety inspections, and gala
sociall events. The fleet arrived
in Tortola six to10 days later with
many veteran skippers recording
personal best" passage times.
"It was great to welcome the
Caribbean 1500 fleet to Nanny Cay
for the first time, particularly for
the 20th anniversary of the event,"
.,aid Miles Sutherland-Pilch, general
manager of Nanny Cay. "We'll be
seeing off the return rally,
the Atlantic Cup, on May 2
from here."
The 2009 fleet includ-
ed participants from 23
states, 3 Canadian pro-
vinces, Germany, the UK
and New Zealand. The
boats averaged 47.5 feet
in length. Four multihulls
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CHARTER YACHT SOCIETY SHOW

INTRODUCES GREEN INITIATIVES
ATTENDANCE AND CONSCIOUSNESS BOTH UP THIS YEAR


Captain Ben from Yacht Soterion was an excited participant
in this year's BVI Charter Yacht Society Show at Village
Cay Marina, Tortola-not just to display his sleek yacht to
visiting brokers, but to fully come on board with green initiatives
CYS put in place this year Ben volunteered to do some pre-show
coastal clean up, joining others in removing floating trash; on
board, he pointed out aluminum water bottles that are part of
the bedside welcome display and described the passive cooling
system Soterion has for its water maker Captain Ben reflects the
growing environmental consciousness of sailors today.
What made the annual BVI Charter Yacht Show and Expo a
success this year was not only record attendance by 70 yachts and
113 brokers, but the willingness of participants to embrace the
program put in place by CYS Director, Janet Oliver with the help of
Eco-Green coordinator, Jane Bakewell. Janet saw the effectiveness
of the BVI Spring Regatta's recycling efforts with a program
designed by the ocean awareness group, Sailors For the Sea. "I felt
even though we are not a regatta our event and Expo does have a
large turn out and there are always waste issues to deal with."
Visiting yachts were emailed in advance about the new green
initiatives and asked to arrive with empty holding tanks and not
pump out in or nearthe harbor. Other suggestions included recycling
glass bottles and separating trash into designated dockside bins.
Crews were encouraged to visit a display of environmentally safe


boat cleaning products available at BVI businesses. Aluminum
ecosports bottles were placed as a gift in each broker's bag so
reusable bottles could be carried from yacht to yacht for refills,
eliminating plastic waste from small water bottles.
To help the society comply with green initiatives, Chris Mancini,
Program Director from Sailors For the Sea, flew down from the
group's, Newport Rhode Island base. "I was really pleased to
see the spirit of collaboration in the BVI," he said. "Many people


in many different areas are all working together to reduce the
impact of waste and promote recycling."
Mancini visited yachts that had green solutions from the time
of manufacture such as Semper Fi, a South African-designed
catamaran with solar panels mounted on the bimini hardtop that
provide enough electricity to power all their needs while in port.
At the Friday evening Expo, businesses that partner with the
yachting community joined in the green movement. A start-up
company, Green Technology BVI, provided food vendors with soy-
based plates and corn-based plastic ware-all biodegradable.
Green VI, a non-profit environmental group, organized the glass
recycling bins, while the BVI company Clear Water set up free
water stations with pure distilled water.
Brokers visiting from the US and other international locations
were excited about the potential market for boats that make
an effort to "go green." Trish Cronan from Ocean Getaways,
a US brokerage that arranges luxury yacht charter vacations
specializing in corporate groups, explained that the new phrase
in the industry is "corporate social responsibility."
"Companies that charter a fleet of yachts want to offer incentive
programs to their guests. When they visit a destination they want
to leave something positive behind," Cronan emphasized.
So what could be new for next year's Yacht Show? CYS
Director Janet Oliver says it can only go up from here. "This
year we received the Bronze level certification from Sailors for
the Sea, next year we go for the Silver level." This may include a
"Blue Crew" award for the most environmental yacht. Whether
the color is green or blue, the CYS Yacht show's slogan defined
their mission this year: "Go green ... sail blue."


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WILDCAT II NAMED "BADDEST CAT"


Catamarans from all around the Virgins and crews from
around the globe converged in Great Harbour, Jost Van
Dyke the end of October to slug it out over who would be
crowned the "Baddest Cat" in the islands this season. Foxy's annual
Catfight sponsored by the West End Yacht Club of Tortola is the only
race in the Virgin Islands that is exclusively a multihull shootout.
"I knew early on that these boats were going to become more
and more popular," said Foxy, "So I said: let's get a race together,
and see what they can do." It was then decided that it would
be the first race on the season's calendar, coinciding with the
seasonal re-opening of Foxy's Tamarind Bar, and its Halloween
Masquerade Ball.
This year's turnout of fifteen boats was the best in the race's
history. Charter Cats from The Moorings, TMM, Barecat Charters
and Pro Valor Charters all made the showing along with day sail
boats, private crewed charter yachts and privately owned vessels.
Wind was fair, blowing 12-15 knots at the start of the race. The
Cats crossed the starting line outside of Great Harbour staggered
in one minute intervals, with two races to be run on the day. The
course took the boats up around Sandy Cay, down around Great
Thatch Island then rounding a set marker to the east, and back
into Great Harbour for the finish. Cats were divided into three
size classes, and elapsed times in both races were totaled to
determine the winners.
The under 40s, with four boats in the class, saw a virtual tie for first
place to the tenth of a second between private yachts Sanctuary, an
Island Spirit 37 captained by Tom Garvey, and Wildfire, an Edelcat
35 skippered by John Hayes. A close second went to St. Thomas
day sail skipper Spencer Dickey on his Endeavor 36, Happy Hour.
Eutopia, a Tortola based charter I.S. 40, rounded out the class.
The biggest class was the 40-45s with seven boats vying for the
title. Catatonic, a St Thomas based charter Lagoon 440, captained
by Dirk DeLo, took the gold, followed by skipper "Dirty Doug"
Moody in his Tortola based charter Norseman 43, Mustang Sally.
Radio Flyer and Holoholo tied it up for third, with Hypnautic,
Silver Moon and Indigo crossing the line respectively.
The big boat class of over 45' had four entrees, and Skipper
Warren Thring managed to edge out the competition aboard Pro
Valor Charter's Robertson Caine Leopard 4500 Wildcat II. Second
place also went to a RC Leopard, the 46' Halcyon III under the
command of Kevin Quinn. Barecat Charter's Aggie Cat took the
bronze followed in by Blue Moon.
After a heated debate amongst Commodore Martin van
Houten the other WEYC committee members, Pro Valor Charters'
Wildcat II now holds the title "Baddest Cat of 2009," a title they
are now obliged to defend in 2010.
As we know, racing in the Virgin Islands mixes one part sailing
with at least one part party, and Foxy's Catfight was no exception.


Pirates, wenches, ghouls, ghosts and even a cheerleading team
all packed the bar for Foxy's Halloween Masquerade Ball. Elvis
himself presided over the costume judging where cash prizes
were awarded in various categories.
Foxy, Tessa and the gang offer their sincerest gratitude to
all the participants in this years race, to Martin van Houten and
the West End Yacht Club, to all the local business sponsors for
generously supporting the races with prizes year after year, to
Mark Paulsen and the other members of the "Travel TalkOn Line"
forum for the great press, and, of course, to Foxy's staff, who "git
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n November, the Steering Committee for the Sint Maarten
Heineken Regatta, on behalf of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club,
announced a new title sponsor for the 2010 Commodores
Cup. GILL, a worldwide leader in marine technical clothing,
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place March 4 and will offer windward leeward courses for spinnaker
classes only.
The Commodores Cup is a pre-event to the St. Maarten Heineken
Regatta, designed to give those crews and the fleet an additional day
of racing. It is only open to spinnaker and racing classes and focuses
on windward, leeward courses that are generally favored by the more
serious racers. The one day event provides racing off the south coast
of Sint Maarten and the opportunity for international crews who are
visiting from the wintry north to adapt themselves and their vessels to
the Caribbean climate and conditions.
The event is in its fourth year and has proven to be a highly
regarded part of the formula of the overall regatta event. The Gill
Commodores Cup is scored separately from the main event but
the parties and administration are
SCOHAN integrated into the overall St.
Maarten Heineken Regatta.
Gill will offer on site
BBnR ^through Budget Marine a
ki 0t Commodores Cup clothing


collection. For more information on Gill and the commodores Cup
Collection visit the North American web site at www.gillna.com. For
the Notice of race and Sailing Instructions visit www.heinekenregatta.
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2009 SAINT BARTH CATA CUP

MISHA HEEMSKERK AND EDUARD ZANEN TAKE TOP HONORS

BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GREAUX


were the top team among the 35 racing catamarans in the
2009 Saint Barth Cata Cup, which took place on November
20 to 22 on the French Caribbean island of St. Bartelemy
The three-day event suffered from a lack of wind, especially on day
two of racing, but spirits remained high and the event has firmly taken
root as one of the leading catamaran rallies in the region.
Day one of the Cata Cup featured an around-the-island race,
with zigzags into the bays of Saline and Gouverneur where buoys
were close to the shore. Enrique Figueroa, an F18 competitor in the
summer Olympics, and Victor Aponte from Puerto Rico were ahead
until they sailed too close to the coast and out of the wind. Closing in
from behind, Belgians Patrick Demesmaeker, from the Royal Belgium
Sailing Club, and Olivier Gagliani moved quickly into the lead and
held on to first place, winning the race.
The local team of Jeff Ledee/Vincent Jordil had to abandon when
the halyard on their spinnaker broke right after passing Tortue. Another
local team, Vincent Beauvarlet and Bruno Hock made quite a splash
when they capsized, yet managed to finish in 8th place on day one.
On Saturday the wind barely passed 10 knots, making for slow
going out on the water. In the morning, the race headed past a buoy


MN iL4tchduo .,f Wischa Heemnskerk
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RESULTS

1st: Mischa Heemskerk and Eduard Zanen, Netherlands
2nd: Enrique Figueroa and Victor Aponte, Puerto Rico
3rd: Patrick Demesmaeker and Olivier Gagliani, Belgium




near Pointe Milou before heading toward Forchue with spinnakers
unfurled, then back to Saint Jean where Mischa Heemskerk and
Eduard Zanen took first place.
It was another bad day for the Puerto Rican team, when Figueroa
and Aponte confused a Marine Park buoy with one of the race
markers. By the time they realized their mistake, the Dutchmen had
already sailed toward victory.
Due to the lack of wind, race organizers shortened the afternoon race,
which was won by Emmanuel Boulogne, French F18 world champion,
and Tanguy Kervin (winners of the Cata Cup in 2008), while Pierre-Paul
Cornet sprained his knee during a maneuver and came to shore in the
race boat with a doctor aboard.
S There were two final races
.:,, on Sunday, both won easily by
. :*."':: Heemskerk and Zanen, making
them the clear winners of the
F.. 2009 Saint Barth Cata Cup. Race
organizers Thierry Linhares,
S..... Helene Guilbaud, Vincent
Jordl, and Jeff Ledee, from the
association Saint Barth Multihulls
should be proud of their efforts
in making the Cata Cup a truly
international event, with meals
and parties on shore at La Plage
restaurant right on the beach in
St. Jean. Additional information
about the event can be found at
wwwstbarthcatacup.com. -


Ellen Lampert-Greaux lives in
Saint Barthelemy where she
is editor-in-chief of Harbour
Magazine, and has been a
.-- regular contributor to All At Sea
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FALCON COMES


TO ROOST


CATAMARAN STRETCHES TO FIT ITS NEXT LIFE

BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD


hey say a cat has nine lives. Boats can oftentimes boast
nearly as many reincarnations. Take, for the example, the
story of Falcon. This little catamaran was born a swift sailing
racer, did yeoman's work as a day charter, survived the wrath
of a couple of hurricanes, and has now re-emerged after a boatyard
facelift like new, improved and seven feet longer.
Falcon started life on St. Kitts in 1985 when an Australian flight
attendant, who had a love for the sea and sailing, commissioned
her build as a lightweight semi racer Unfortunately, the flight atten-
dant disappeared after a down
paymentof$10,000-justenough
forbuilder, Doug Brookes, of then
Brookes Boatyard, to set up and
buy plywood and glue. Luckily, -
a friend of Brookes' sister-in-law .
heard about the boat and put up .-..
the money to finisher her.
Falcon, a 53-foot sailing
catamaran, was indeed designed
for speed. Brookes explains,
"She was only glassed below
the waterline so saving a lot of
weight. Her hull and decks were
only 10mm and her spar, though only six feet shorter than a similar
catamaran, was one-fourth the weight. Her bottom shape was pretty
close to round through to her transom providing as much a drag
resistance as possible."
Though Falcon's assets and advantages as a racer were obvious, her
new owner Dennis Berridge sailed her north to St. Maarten where she
became a workhorse in a day charter trade, plying the waters between
Phillipsburg and St. Barths. However, being based in St.
Maarten did give Falcon a chance to strut her stuff on the
racecourse at the annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.
"In the many races we did," says Brookes, "with myself
sailing Eagle and Dennis sailing Falcon, she (Falcon) was
always nipping at our heels and it only took one blown tack
for her to pass us."
Hurricanes Luis and Lenny ground Falcon to a total halt.
In Luis, in 1995, she was driven a few hundred yards ashore
over rocky ground so her hull was holed in multiple places,
rudders torn up and daggerboard ends ripped up. There
was no structural damage so Falcon was fully repaired. Then,
Lenny in 1999 put her ashore again. This time it was on the
golf course at Mullet Bay where the surface was a lot kinder
and damage to her bottom was minimal.
In 2000, Tropical Adventures of Antigua bought Falcon Z
and ran her, under the name Tiami, in a day tour excursion


business for hotel guests and cruise ship passengers. She sailed
regularly to Bird Island and Cades Reef.
"The cabin was extended with a solid roof," says Patrick Ryan, who
was then part owner of the Antigua-based day charter company. "But,
this was hard work, day in and day out for a boat that was built for fun
and not a solid work boat. However, she stood the test of time."
Eight years later, Tropical Adventures decided to expand to a new
65-foot sailing catamaran and put Falcon up for sale. At the same time,
Phil Matthews of Blue Water Safaris in St. Kitts, inquired about Falcon,
a vessel that originally got him started in the day
sail business many years before. One thing led
Tiami, was cut in to another and Falcon was back in St. Kitts for a
half last year major facelift- this time, to become a full-fledged
a t day charter boat.
,r.4 The goal for Matthews, says Brookes, who
-----...... now co-owns Fortress Marine on St. Kitts, "was





considered 'radical' especially when you have to

Brookes. "And, they have to line up perfectly or
you have just ruined a $300,000 yacht."
The concept worked. Falcon kept its balance, added two inches to
the original waterline and actually improved its lines. This winter, the
new Falcon will make her debut as part of Matthew's day tour excursion
fleet, sailing along the coast of St. Kitts and as far as Nevis.
"I guess," says Brookes, "You can say Falcon has finally come home
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T he 15th Annual Montserrat Open Fishing Tournament that took
place on October 31,2009 was once again a resounding success,
with the participation of twenty seven fishermen on eight boats
including five from the neighboring island of Nevis.
A sizable crowd turned up at Moose's Place in Little Bay to witness
the weigh-in and the presentation of prizes. The Hon. Minister of
Agriculture, Easton Taylor Farrell and the Director of Tourism Ernestine
Cassell were also on hand, to welcome the visiting boats.
Black Fin from Nevis was crowned the Champion Boat and received
a check for EC$2500, sponsored by the Montserrat Tourist Board.
Black Fin also secured wins in two categories for the largest wahoo
(491bs) and largest tuna (17.5lbs).
Boats from Nevis continued to dominate the prizes awarded, with
Miss Bluegrass winning for the largest king fish caught (20 Ibs) and Fast
Forward for the largest dolphin caught, which weighed in at 45.5lbs.
Alison Richards took the lone prize for Montserrat boats, winning the
category of largest fish caught by a lady, which was a 28 Ib wahoo.
The Montserrat Fisheries Co-op and the Montserrat Tourist Board
thanked all the local and overseas participants for entering the
tournament, sponsors and volunteers who contributed to the success
of this year's event. -

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LOCALLY-BUILT BOAT WINS TOUR DE GUADELOUPE


BY ANDREW DOVE



s ever, the French tend to take their
multihulls very seriously. This year's Tour
de Guadeloupe had an entry from French
Guyana, built in Martinique and helmed
by a Guadeloupian.
The owners are Sandrine and Fred Lachot, based in
Kourou. When they contacted Multicap in Martinique, ai
run by Christian Herlandez, who works in collaboration
with the Architects Mortain and Mavrikoios from La
Rochelle, France, the vessel desired was to carry
up to 16 people, with comfort and speed on a sea
and river environment.
They were interested .
in the West Epoxy Strip
Planking system used
by Multicap, as they
saw this as a means of i
building a strong, stiff
and long lasting craft '... i .
whilst remaining light. .
The boat was launch-
ed in August 2008 and
relatively quickly set off
on a 12,000 mile trip. ... .
Back in the Caribbean,
a few adjustments were
made by the yard, and
this 17m Catamaran UU
was ready to race in the ......... ....
Tour de Guadeloupe.
Fred and Sandrine
invited Claude Thelier,
owner of the Trimaran
Region Guadeloupe, to
join them as a skipper
experienced with local
knowledge. Over the five days of racing all sorts of conditions were
experienced, from relatively light airs to a good breeze. The small out-
and-out racers might have preferred even lighter airs, but the Punch
1700 finished first overall.
Claude concluded that "The Punch 1700sails well in big seas due to
its high freeboard. The sail plan is well designed. The sails were built
by North Sails Caribbean with a large reached fullbatten mainsail, a
furling blade and an impressive versatile Code 0 in nylon. The hulls
have a fine entry and together the boat sails reasonably good angles.
Over the race, the wind varied from six to 28kts and the boat speed
remained permanently above 8 kts, and hit 17 kts at one point."


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The hulls are very interesting and mark a real progress
in this range of Catamarans. Few in the Caribbean realize
that with the boats currently on order with Multicap, the
yard in 2010 will launch its one hundredth boat. The 1700,
as mentioned, has a very fine entry into the water The hulls
remain relatively fine but have a flair above the waterline that
gives an impressive interior volume. Each hull has three large
cabins and two bathrooms. Most 17m Catamarans have an
important living space but this craft seems really impressive.
Even the galley is equipped with two refrigerators and a
S 120-litre Freezer to chill the champagne and more.
When needed, this catamaran is motorized by two Volvo
Penta S Drive 75 CV with folding props. At 2500T/min, the
boat will comfortably do eight kts into a normal sea. The 750
It fuel capacity gives 90 hrs of autonomy or 700 to 800 miles
motoring range. Before the race, this craft that weighs in at
18 tons was able to be beached, thanks to its feeble draft, for
a final hull "brush down" before racing.
All aboard obvious enjoyed winning. But all, even the competitors,
were impressed by the sailing capabilities of this catamaran. Before a
start under Code 0 alone set up on a simple enmagasiner to be furled
away in seconds, this catamaran was sailing at over nine kts.
Sandrine and Fred Lachlot left Guadeloupe for Kourou with the
knowledge that they choose well. A catamaran, comfortable, good
looking, well-built and rapid. A real winner-built in the Caribbean. --


Andrew Dove is Area Manager for North Sails Caraibes in Guadeloupe.


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T&T ST LUCIA

BMW J 24 INVITATIONAL

SIX TEAMS ENJOY FIVE-STAR TREATMENT


t. Lucia Yacht Club hosted the Third St Lucia BMW J 24
Invitational Championship November 6 to 8, 2009 in Rodney
Bay. With teams from Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and St
Lucia, six teams sailed eighteen races over the weekend to
decide the winner.


Hosted in The Landings private Marina, with teams staying in five
star luxury apartments and with two beautiful BMWs on show, this
regatta was very much a five star event. Friday night's briefing and
cocktail party, held at The Landings with the six Js tied alongside,
made for a wonderful sight.
Racing started Saturday morning right outside the marina just off the
beach with great viewing for those lazing on the sand or aboard the
Endless Summer's large cat on the water Courses were short windward
leewards with twenty minutes races giving close, exciting racing.
After the morning's six races, it was very tight at the top with the two
St. Lucian teams, Trinidad and Grenada split by just a few points. Short
lunch break and off again for a final six afternoon races with clear blue
skies and ten knots of breeze-you could not ask for better racing
conditions. Again the sailing was extremely tight with many different
teams up the front and positions changing minute to minute.
After a long day's racing, the six teams headed back to the Marina
and a few well earned beers to check how they ended up for the day.
Again it was extremely close amongst the top five, with only three points
separating Trinidad, Barbados, the two St. Lucian teams and Grenada.
Sunday dawned with more blue skies and perfect sailing breeze and
a few headaches after a night in Rodney Bay! The Trinidad team came
out fast with four bullets to basically seal the regatta while some of


the other crews, suffering from the night before, took a little time to
wake up and made some bad errors. Over the line problems for Edgar
in St Lucia One, plus a mixture of penalties for other teams, let the
Trinis slip away to an unassailable lead. But second to fourth was a
close-fought battle right to the last race with again just a few points
separating them all.
The top three were Edgar Roe, St.
Lucia One in third, Robbie Yearwood
from Grenada in second and Stephen
Bushe with Andrew, Wesley and John
from Trinidad taking the trophy.
Many thanks go to BMW Prestige
Motors as the main sponsor along
with The Landings, St. Lucia Distillers
and Peter and company for prizes
and the committee boat, /1 Restless.
All monies raised go toward the youth
sailing program held by the Yacht
Club. wwwstluciayachtclub.com -&


-Submitted by Michael Green, St.
... ..Lucia Yacht Club


Competitors enjoyed five-star
surroundings at the event


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JANUARY GRENADA SAILING FESTIVAL

OFFERS TWO WEEKENDS OF RACING

NEW BUDGET MARINE TROPHY FOR TOP FEMALE SAILOR


J ames Bristol, Festival
Chairman,announced
in November that ...
for the first time, the
2010 Grenada Sailing Festival
will offer two week ends of
great sailing action instead
of one.
The event will start on P
Friday, January 29, with four
days of international yacht
racing off the island's southern
coast in the Port Louis Racing .. -.
Series, based at the Camper & .C ha of h -
Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. *Gren i
Racing will start and finish stiva. u
from the marina, and there Vsh act
will be new, longer courses, '. -'_ 1
including an extended South
Coast Ocean Triangle, providing more challenging racing.
Local work boats will head for Grand Anse Beach the following
weekend February 6 and 7, when the traditional Grenada Sailing
Festival Digicel Work Boat Regatta becomes a central part of the
island's National Independence Celebrations.
In Racing Class for the yacht series, 2009 Festival winner James
Dobbs with his Antiguan-based J122 Lost Horizon will take on stiff
competition from such prominent names in Caribbean sailing as
Peter Peake with Storm, and Paul Solomon
skippering Enzyme, both from Trinidad, -
plus well-known Festival competitors Top re al contenders
Steven Lewis and brothers from Barbados _wiltlace4 of Port
Louis thi month
in Whistler.
Grenada's home-grown talent will also
be in contention with tough local crews --"
sailing for Richard Szyjan in Category 5,
David Cullen in Pocket Rocket and Justin
and Peter "Champie" Evans in Tanga .. -
Langa 3. The event will also be welcoming
back British skipper Hugh Pringle and his
crack Cowes Week crew, in the very fast
Lancelot, and saying hallo for the first time
to visitors from Martinique in Sonadio.
The Cruising Class is looking just as -r
strong, with early notice from Jaguar, S
Wayward, BloodyMaryand Boxxerthatthey .
will be contesting the Festival title again in g
2010. Already the J24 fleet is looking very I


competitive, too, with local boats Die Hard, Blew by You and
Tempest taking on Steve Bushe's Ambushe from Trinidad,
and Barbados Js Paddington and Hawkeye, skippered by
Peter Hoad and Robert Povey
Charter Class will again be sponsored by long-term
supporters Boval, the Dutch Insurance Group. Over past years,
the group flying to Grenada to compete has been steadily
growing and now 49 keen sailors from The Netherlands will be
joining the 2010 Festival, chartering seven boats to take part.
Budget Marine Grenada, a long-standing sponsor of the
Grenada Sailing Festival, will be extending its involvement
by initiating a new Budget Marine Trophy, to be awarded
to the most outstanding female sailor participating in the
Port Louis Racing Series. Nicholas George, Manager of
Budget Marine Grenada, said, "The Company has long
o been a great supporter of the promotion and recognition
o of talented female sailors, and we are very pleased to bring
this to the Grenada Sailing Festival."
The perpetual trophy is a wall-mounted Chronometer
which will be displayed permanently in the Budget Marine Grenada
Store in True Blue. Each year the winner's name will be added to
an engraved plaque under the Chronometer, and a picture of the
presentation featured in a Grenada Sailing Festival Photo Gallery also
in the Store.


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he most popular fishing tournament in the southern
Caribbean just got even more attractive with the in-
troduction of a record EC$100,000 (US$40,000) prize
for the first person to catch a Blue Marlin over 1,000 pounds
(known as a "Grander") at Grenada's Spice Island Billfish
Tournament (SIBT) January 24 to 28.
Although this is no easy task, fish this large are known to swim
in Grenada's waters, as marlin exceeding 1500 lbs. have been
caught commercially, and many large ones have been lost by
sport fishing boats.
Grenada is more usually associated with large catches of blue
marlin, white marlin and sailfish (one hundred and four were
released during the 2009 event). The capture of one or more of
each of these species in a day constitutes a "Grand Slam." Two
boats achieved Grand Slams in 2009.
Also new for 2010, the tournament has invested in a new
software system to improve the accuracy and speed of results
calculation, and is switching to the use of digital cameras (in
the interest of conservation, most Billfish are released alive).
SIBT, based at Grenada Yacht Club, is a qualifying
tournament in the IGFA Offshore championship. It is also
included in the newly formed Southern Caribbean Billfish
Circuit (SCBC) which organises the tournaments of Grenada,
Trinidad & Tobago (2), Barbados, St. Lucia and Martinique
into a championship with prizes for the overall winner based
on their best three scores from the individual tournaments.
Will Hard Play II of Trinidad and Tobago be able to complete
a hat trick? (They won the 2008 and 2009 events.) Competition
will come from as far away as Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia,
Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago as well as Grenada, and anglers
from UK and Ireland have already registered, www.sibtgrenada.
corn or call (473) 407 4688 for more details. -(


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3RD ANNUAL GRENADA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA
DATES MOVED TO MARCH 4 TO 7, 2010


he 2010 Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta dates have been
moved forward to tie in with plans for a Virgin Islands to
Grenada Challenge Race, for yachts coming to Grenada
to take part.
The four day event will start on Thursday, March 4 with the
skippers briefing, yacht registration and cocktail party held at
Bel Air Plantation, St. David's Harbour, followed by three days of
racing ending on Sun. March 7.
All courses will be in the waters off the rugged and scenic
southeastern coast. The first race will begin and end from St David's
Harbour On Saturday the race will .r rl- r-, :1 r I-- i : .
Harbour and end at Le Phare
Blue Marina & Resort, where
boats can dock for the night.
The final race will be to True
Blue Bay Resort, where boats
can also dock. There will also / .
be water taxi service available. -iiLijj.
After racing each day,
there will be plenty of time


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to enjoy that famous Grenadian hospitality with parties, food
and drink, along with local and international bands performing
reggae to blues. The awards dinner and final party will be at
True Blue Bay Resort.
More information can be found on The Grenada Classic
Yacht Regatta website www.grenadaclassicregatta.gd or contact
Fred Thomas via email at shipwrights@spiceisle.com or phone
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Enloy one of the Caribbean's MOST EXCITING soilng events
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TRINIDAD ANGLERS

PLACE 2ND IN MARTINIQUE
TEAM WINS PRIZES FOR BEST ANGLER, MOST RELEASES


Trinidad and Tobago, comprising Captain Stuart
Dalgliesh, Gordon Dalgliesh, Alan Sheppard, !
Brett Kenny and Mark Lazzari, fishing on Finesse,
was successful in winning several top prizes and placing
second overall in the 2009 Martinique Billfish Tournament.
The Tournament was won by Team Navigator from
Martinique. Third place went to Crazy Horse from Grenada.
The PRI (fuel treatment) Game Fishing Team won the
following prizes: Second best boat overall, angler with
most releases, boat with most releases, best southern
boat. The team also won best angler, Gordon Dalgliesh
and heaviest Wahoo (38 Ibs), caught by Mark Lazzari.
The tournament was held on November 11 to 14 at Marin Marina
and had 31 competing teams from Martinique, Guadalupe, St. Lucia,
Grenada, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. There were 13 Blue
Marlin Releases and two landed Blue Marlin (335 Ibs and 411 Ibs), two


White Marlin releases, four Sailfish releases and one landed Sailfish.
The teams also caught a number of Tuna and Wahoo. _4&


Report submitted by Steven Valdez, Trinidad & Tobago


T&T TEAM COMPETES IN IGFA OFFSHORE

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ANGLERS PLACE FOURTH AMONG 43 INTERNATIONAL TEAMS


he stage was set for a
dramatic fourth and final
day of fishing in the 10th
annual IGFA Offshore World
Championship. There were 43
teams participating in the event
in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico repre-
senting 19 countries around the globe. The championship represents
the largest international field of competitors in the world of offshore
sport fishing and has earned the title of the sport's "Olympics."
After three days of fishing, the score board remained extremely
close as several teams sat within striking distance of becoming
the next Offshore World Champs. The Trinidad and Tobago team
included 16 year-old Blue Marlin Junior World Record Holder Sean
Mendonca, Derrick Tardieu, Mark Vilain and Clint Quong Sing,
winners of the Ministry of Sport (MSYA), Tobago House of Assembly
(THA) and Carib-sponsored 2008 TTGFA International "Marlin
Madness" Game Fish Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago.
The team continued to plug away at the fish, scoring two more


releases on day three to bring their total to seven billfish releases after
three days of fishing, worth 2,100 points. Their score placed them in a
tie for the lead with the XLVI Torneio Annual de Peixes de Bico ICRJ-
Brazil team going in to the final day
The T&T Team was now hoping for their best day coming to the
end of this prestigious four-day tournament. At one point on the
final day, the Trinidad and Tobago Team took a clear lead and looked
like they would become the 2009 IGFA Offshore World Champions.
However, in the end, the team from the World Championship Billfish
Release Tournament ended up with 4,200 points after catching
several Marlin on the final day, and took the title.
The Presidential Challenge-Guatemala Team came in second
with 3,000 points, the Brazil Team placed third with 2,700 points
and the Trinidad and Tobago Team placed fourth with 2,400 points.
Clint Quong Sing of Team Trinidad and Tobago placed third in the
Best Angler category.


Report submitted by Steven Valdez, Trinidad & Tobago


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3 cups chicken broth, cooled Garnish: Mint leaves or
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Preparation time: 25 mins. Cooking time: 5 mins.
Chilling time: 1 hour Makes: 2 cups
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cored and chopped 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, Salt and pepper
softened & cut in thin strips 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 baguette, sliced and toasted
Combine tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes and garlic. Stir together
olive oil and vinegar. Drizzle olive oil, vinegar over tomato mixture
and blend. Season with salt and pepper. Add basil just before
serving. Serve with toasted baguette slices.
Tip: Can store tomato mixture two days or more. Very important:
do NOT use pulp of tomatoes. It may seem like a waste but the
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Bruschetta mixture can also be used over fish or chicken.


SHRIMP PATE'
Preparation time: 10 mins. Chilling time: 30 mins. Serves: 6.
1/2 lb/225g cooked shrimp
1 clove garlic
4 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp cream
2 tsp dry sherry
1/2 tsp dill


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1/2 tsp horseradish
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
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CAMEMBERT BAKED IN BREAD
Preparation time: 10 mins. Cooking time: 40 mins. Serves: many
1 loaf sour dough bread, 8 oz/225 g cream cheese
round shape 1/2 cup sour cream
1 bag tortilla chips 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 onion, finely chopped 1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped 1 Tbsp apricot jam
1 Tbsp butter 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
8 oz/225 g Camembert cheese Salt and pepper to taste
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MUSSELS WITH GREEN PEPPERCORN SAUCE
Preparation time: 15 mins. Cooking time: 20 mins. Serves: 8
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4 tsp green peppercorns, 2/3 cup cream
drained 2 tsp Dijon mustard
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Excellent condition, loaded with gear $335,000 Beautifully maintained, perfect weekender $199,000


37 Fountaine Pajot Power Cat, 2005 36 Ericson Cutter, 1976
Private one owner boat, never chartered Totally equipped for liveaboard
Great shape, fully equipped, Engine, rig, sails all in great shape $39,000
ready to cruise $350,000


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48 1974 Maple Leaf Vintage Canadian built CC cruiser, pnce to sell.. $89,000
48 1970 Hughes Classic S&S cruising yawl with good bones..$110,000
45 1978 Endurance Plbthouse ketch, very dean and well equipped ...$125,000
41 1982 Morgan 01 CC cruising ketch, Perkins, dinghy & more.. $69,000
40 1979 Pearson Centerboard racer/cruser, needs TLC, bnng offers....$35,000
39 1974 South Seas Steel OC cuter ketch, one oxner, proven cruser....$55,000
38 1978 Van c Sadt- Steel passage maker, kech rg, Ynmar, new sa...$69,000
38 1978 Morgan Ted Brewer designed sloop, bring offers ..........$42,000
36 1982 Pearson Cutter, recent engine, nagging, cruse equipped.. $59,000
36 1980 Mariner Ketch -Well built offshore cruiser, bring offers ...$35,000
30 1963 Allied Seawind Classc cruising ketch, ready to sail away...$19,900


3 cabin, 2 head Center cockpit
Must sell, bring all offers $125,000


30 Luhrs Tournament, 1993
Twin Volvos, tower, walk around cabin,
Large cockpit & swim platform $69,000


27 1988 J-Boat- Proven race winner, great shape, expense saiB, traler...$27,000
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57 2003 Carver- Pibthouse Vbyager, twin Voos, luxury motoryacht...$499,000
55 1986 Angel Motor yacht Owners version, major upgrades 2009 ...$299,000
46 1985 Logcal Power Cat- Perfect charter or Ieaboard, huge cockpt.$180,000
40 1994 Tara Twin Cummins, great value, pnced for immediate sell..$119,000
38 1967 Camcraft -Aluminum crewboat in excellnt shape after refit... $50,000
31 2005 Maxum 31 Twin Mercrusers, geneset, atc, very low hours.. $79,000
30 1951 Egg Harbor- Classcwooden cruiser, compltely rebut 1987...$34,900
28 2003 Scout- Qualty center conso, twin Yamahas, well mainained.....$39,000


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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 KennexCat, AC, AP ..................... $139K
40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise...... $79.9K
41' '80 Morgan Out Isl, Well maintained.$79K
43' '85 Morgan Catalina, stepped transom .$89K
44' '77 CSY Sloop, new rigging .............. $115K
44' '85 Beneteau Idylle, AP,AC, Genset......$86K


46' '00 Jeanneau 3 strms,great cond....$169.9K
49' '79 Transpacific Ketch, loaded ........$180K
50' '78 Gulfstar Ketch, Classic, 3 strms... $112K
50' '78 Nautor Motorsailer, refit, excellent cond.$370K
60 '82 Nautcal Ketch, 4strms, charterorcruse..$240K
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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...$52K
30' '2 Hydrocat 30OX, Yanmar diesels....$90K
34' '89 Sea Ray Express, diesels ............ $55K
35' '00 Tiara, twin Cummins .................. $160K
39' '98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels... $129.9K
42' '81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms .......$109K
42' '84 Present Sundeck 135 HPLehmans. $135K
48' '99 Dyna Craft MY, 435HP diesels..$299.5K
48' '02 DynaCraftMY,3strms 450HPCats...$490K
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FIBERGLASS LAPSTRAKE. 350 I/
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2000 ISLAND HOPPER 30' DIVE
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375 HP, U.S.C.G. inspected and certified
for 14 divers/19 passengers, recent hull
and annual inspection with fresh bottom
paint, radar, GPS, depth finder. Excellent
condition and well maintained. Asking
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6283, info@caribbeanimagespr.com

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 Dominican
Rep. for fast sale 54,500 USD, Contact
info@ketch.de

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. Asking US$80,000 Tortola
284 499 1935. E-mail: mcelectronics@
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BERTRAM 31' FLYBRIDGE
SPORTSFISHER. Yanmar diesels,
excellent runners. Aft deck bimini,
windlass, brand new chartplotter/GPS,
VHF. Very clean boat. $69,000 Call
Kevin 284 496 0205.

POWERBOAT AZIMUT 46 FLY-
BRIDGE, EXCLUSIVE VERSION
2001, European luxury yacht with per-
fect technology; condition like brand new,
2x457PS; Length 14,93 m, Complete
equipped; 3 cabins; Boat lies Antigua;
Just reduced Call 001 268 773 5005 or
E-mail: bert sofia hensel@hotmail.com

1986 40' SILVERTON AFT CABIN
MOTOR YACHT FOR SALE.
Wonderful live aboard or day boat.
Asking $60,000. Located in St. John,
USVI. Email: cindylouwhostj@yahoo.
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41FT GULFSTAR 1974. Great well
maintained, roomy liveaboard family
boat/charter yacht. Sleeps 6-7. Aft cabin,
head + shower (walkthrough). V-cabin+
head. Roomy centre cockpit. New rig-
ging and bimini. Recently overhauled
50 hp Perkins diesel. Dinghy+ sailfish.
Located Curagao, quiet and safe berth
available. Asking 30.000 email willem.
kagenaar@gmail.com


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.
US $150,000.
Contact: Aurelija +370 685 38776
or Jan at mediterajan@yahoo.co.uk





35FT THOMAS-35 BUILT BY TARTAN
1990 SLOOP EL PRESIDENT FOR
SALE. Asking $59,000. All offers wel-
comed. Excellent condition, GPS, 24hp
Yanmar diesel, auto helm. Many extras.
Contact Jeff Fangmann at jfangmann@
hovensa.com or (340)-773-0106

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, furling jib, fully-battened
main and mizzen, solar panel, large
cockpit, dinghy and O/B. Try $50,000.
(340) 776-3331 tomt@surfvi.com

ALDEN-DESIGNED CLASSIC
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.
ybutt2002@yahoo.com

OCEAN 60, BESPOKE WORLD
CRUISING YACHT, built to highest
standard, launched 1988, UK, never
chartered, VAT paid, extremely compre-
hensive inventory, immaculately main-
tained by fastidious owners. Currently
located New Zealand. $US 298500. Tel.
+64- 0212386690


Twin 2005 Yamaha 115 HP 4-Stroke
108 gallon Fuel Tanks
Icom IC-M402S VHF
Garmin GPS map 198C sounder
Good condition with Trailer
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ENDEAVOUR 43 KETCH FOR SALE
IN NELSONS DOCKYARD ANTIGUA,
afloat after passage from Trinidad
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for an adventurous retirement lifestyle.
Details at www.cedarclose.com/yacht

GEMINI 105MC 2007- HULL#973
Great condition and many extras.
Screecher, A/C, Caribe RIB, etc. Lying
Fajardo, PR. Will deliver. 169k. 787-565-
3292 pujimonchi@yahoo.com

REINKE TARANGA (SIMILAR),
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$410k OBO; www.rcbrokers.com, 787-
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FAIR LAKES CONDO, PALMAS
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$375K OBO, www.rcbrokers.com, 787-
307-9929, cfuentes@rcbrokers.com

VISTAMAR MARINA ESTE, PUERTO
RICO: 6,500 sf living area solid concrete
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ROOSEVELT GARDENS, CEIBA,
PUERTO RICO. Controlled Access
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CHARTERING IN THE SKY

TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKET?

BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2010



S ome sailors dream of sailing around the world, with or without
charterers. But soon we could be sailing over the world
unless you're afraid of heights! That dream could come true
this year although it is not without some unique challenges
and adjustments.
Space chartering will revolutionize the present charter industry with
its unique rules such as: 1) There would be no late arrivals holding up
the charter; 2) no special requirements provided for charterers such as
a) violet-scented toilet paper, b) a personal vehicle (space dinghy) to
run them around and c) different meals or drinks for each person; and
3) no customs or immigration requirements.
Passengers would be strapped tightly down in their seats and not
allowed to get out of them until zero gravity time. Woo boy! All of
us have undoubtedly wanted to strap down our passengers for one
reason or another!
There would be standard flight rules for charterers such as: 1) no
whining, smoking or throwing up; 2) no comments such as "When
do we get there?" or changing their minds as to where they want
to go; 3) No clogging the head or bringing aboard unwanted items


SKY LIGHTS BY JEANNIE KUICH


January Spotlights
* Mars in the ENE and
Jupiter low in the WSW
make a sandwich of the sky
on the 1st. On the 23rd,
Mercury appears on the
early morning racecourse
but there are no other racers
to challenge it. The closest
Moon of the year occurs on
the 29th at 5 a.m. AST

January
Planet Particulars
* On the 15th there is an
annular eclipse, but we're on
the wrong side of the world
to see it. Venus heads for a
refit at end of month while
pale ruby Mars captures
the eye several hours after
sunset. Saturn makes its
appearance near midnight at
first of month. Mercury makes
its second-best morning
apparition in the third week.


The Moon Sails Near
Sat. 2nd: Mars in east-
northeast in evening
Tue. 5th: Saturn in east
around midnight
Sun. 17th: Jupiter
in evening
Fri. 29th: Mars in
evening

Moon Phases
Thu. 7th: Last Quarter
Fri. 15th: New
Fri. 22nd: First Quarter
Fri. 29th: Full

January Brightest
Navigation Stars
Dusk: Sirius, Capella, Pollux
Dawn: Vega, Arcturus,
Spica, Altair


such as sandy driftwood, stinking shells or short-term guests (girls);
and 4) inappropriate behavior like excessive loud burping, farting or
singing off key.
Furthermore, it would be strongly emphasized that the captain's
word is law and that charterers must obey all the rules, such as
to how long they may "fly" at zero g and that they will return to
their seats promptly and without grumbling when the captain tells
them to.
Alas, at the present time, space flight is available only for charterers
who must 1) be wealthy enough to pay $200,000 a person, 2) have
medical checks and 3) undergo preparation, team bonding and g
force acclimatization for two to three days before the flight.
Presently, Virgin Galactic, funded by British billionaire Sir Richard
Branson, is offering in 2010 or so, flights on its SpaceShip Two for
around two hours, which includes floating in zero g should one wish
to. Approximately 300 reservations with deposits have already been
received. For more information, go to www.virgingalactic.com.
Flights will originate in New Mexico, which is rather appropriate since
that state has a history of UFOs supposedly spotted near Roswell.
You'll be buying your ticket soon, won't you? 2&


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


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