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42 SAILING TO STARDOM
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Sailing With Charlie: Clairvoyance
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Opti Kids Raise Funds to Travel
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Mertens Top Angler at Dolphin Derby
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Results
Easter Excellence at Bequia's Regatta
Surf's Up in Grenada
Port Louis Marina in Summer
Grenada's Services for Boaters,
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for Marina at Marigot Bay
St. Lucia's Marina at Marigot Bay, which opened for business in 2006, re-
ported in late March that the 2010 Caribbean charter season broke all re-
cords, with occupancy rates that averaged 97% each month. The marina
provides berthing and full services for mega yachts as well as mid-size
yachts, both long stay and short-term visitors. www.marigotbaycom
Free Cruising Guide to the DR Now in 4th Edition
The Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic is now available free on
line at: www.dominicanrepubliccruisingguide.com. The fourth edition
of the guide has 35 more pages and includes seven additional harbors
and anchorages, and can be downloaded in English or Spanish.
Rincon Sailing School Seeks Support
Rincon Sailing, a small sailing school on the west coast of Puerto Rico,
began teaching in the spring of 2008 with two 15-year-old Sunfish.
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en camps and 80 sailors, including 12 on full scholarships. "With the
Mayaguez 2010 Caribbean and Central American Games, we are ex-
cited to showcase sailing and continue to introduce our sport to the
children of Puerto Rico. We are looking for any boats, gear or equip-
ment we can use for our camps this summer," said Jeanne and Jeff
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Tortola Junior Sailors Participate
in Queen's Baton Relay
The BVI sea leg of the Commonwealth Games' Queens Baton Relay
2010 Delhi turned out to be a challenge of its own in March. With strong
winds and high seas, the planned sailing fleet was reduced to three
keelboats supported by safety boats. The Baton was carried by Pink
Panther, the BVI Water Sports Centre flagship, driven by 15 year old
Jaye Noel, crewed
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the ferry docks and watching crowd. Once safely moored, the Baton
was passed to Mark Chapman and continued its land-based course. A
tradition since 1958, the relay is the curtain-raiser to the Games every
four years, and was launched October 29, 2009 at Buckingham Palace
by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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New Channel Marking into
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Lagoon Marina St. Maarten sent us the following update: Since February 2010 the channel
toward Lagoon Marina and FKG in Cole Bay Lagoon has been marked clearly by the Lagoon
Authority. The American system is used (red, right, return). The channel starts at the NW point
of Simpson Bay Marina and runs across Cole Bay. Reportedly, this is a great improvement for
yachts with a draft up to nine feet (10 ft. with high tide) because previously the marking of the
channel was confusing.
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Rudy Thompson, a former Commodore of the St. Thomas
Yacht Club, died on April 24. He is survived by his wife of
more than 50 years, Sheila, his children Chris and Hillary,
and his grandchildren Cy and Brittany. "Rudy was addicted
to the sea and served as a wonderful role model to many of
our younger sailors, said yacht club manager Bill Canfield.
"Part of what many relate to in 'Caribbean Regattas' was
incorporated in Rudy's infectious demeanor and positive
attitude. Whether he was racing or cruising, he did it to
have fun ... more than most Rudy understood how to get
the best out of life."
When Peter Muilenburg's article "Navigation 101" appeared
in the April 2010 issue of All at Sea, the name of photographer
Franklin Tulloch (www.earthboundstudios.com) who donated pho-
tos was omitted by mistake. We thank Mr. Tulloch for his fine im-
ages and apologize for not crediting him appropriately when the
Postponed: The Fishing Event, St. Martin
Organizer Bertrand Lacotte notified anglers on April 15 of his deci-
sion to postpone June's scheduled tournament for a year, citing an
economic situation that is still difficult for some." I apologize but un-
fortunately, after discussion, we have to take the decision to postpone
the Fishing Event 2010 to 2011. It's not an easy decision but we cannot
at the moment warranty the viability of the event."
Gary Brown's New Book
Long time All at Sea
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and yachtsman Gary
Brown can now add
the title "author" to
his CV. Brown's thriller
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lows three retired Spe-
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The club's Director of Sailing Kieren Williamson sent a report on the
annual Virgin Queen Pizza Pursuit Race. "The morning of April 24th saw
very little wind ... by 11 a.m., Mother Nature had made her mind up that
there would be racing that day, and blessed us with 10 knots of breeze.
"The wind direction resulted in a change of course ... a Nanny Cay
downwind start, Flannigan Island to port, Willy T to port, and back to
Nanny Cay for an upwind finish.
"Downwind starts can be tricky in terms of timing, but Lime demon-
strated how it should be done, hitting the line a second after the gun
and getting the spinnaker flying within a few boats lengths. The rest
of the fleet were snapping at her heels, and it made a fine sight as the
fleet of spinnakers made their way off toward the horizon.
"The fleet were a close pack as they rounded the Willy T Party goers
cheered the fleet on as the competitors demonstrated their boat han-
dling skills around Pirates Bight. Lime was still in the lead at this point
as the fleet started the final beat to windward. The upwind leg was hard
fought, as Intac closed the gap on Lime ... but an extra tack put in by In-
tac in the last few minutes cost them dear This allowed Lime to take first
place, with Intac having to settle for second place by just five seconds.
Sorceress secured her podium position coming third across the line.
"Many thanks to Ed Stroh at Virgin Queen for providing prizes and
after-race pizza to all the competitors."
St. Lucia Yacht Club
Bruce McDonald sent in a report on students who are restoring a din-
ghy at Rodney Bay Marina to be used as a training boat for St Lucia
Yacht Club (SLYC) in their Junior Training Program: The restoration of an
International 505 Class fiber glass racing dinghy might appear a small
project but it has huge potential. The project, based in Island Global
Yachting's (IGY) Rodney
Bay Marina is being un-
dertaken by eight pupils,
from Gros Islet's Second-
ary School, under some r
"This is the first step in
giving young people an insight into sailing and the skills required to
succeed in the marine industry," said IGY's General Manager Adam
Foster at the launch on Monday, March 29. IGY is providing tools, su-
pervision, timber, location and almost anything else that's needed as
part of their sponsorship.
The 505 and a Laser Dinghy were both donated to SLYC by Mrs.
Nancy Marez, the daughter of former Rodney Bay Marina owner Archie
Marez, who died in 2005. The sponsorship project was four months in
the planning and SLYC's Sailing Captain Edgar Roe said, "SLYC has
over 60 youngsters in the junior sailing program and it's more success-
ful than ever, anyone's welcome and cost is dependent on enthusiasm
... the more the merrier."
The club announced mid-April that the 21st Caribbean Laser Champi-
onships will take place June 12 13 in or near Orient Bay, St. Martin,
sponsored by Heineken Premium Light. Registration is Friday, June 11
at the Papagayo Restaurant, Orient Beach, and racing with be Saturday
and Sunday The regatta is open to all boats of the Laser Class. Fees are
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St. Thomas Yacht Club
Following the Rolex Regatta, this year's Kirk Grybowski Award went to
All at Sea writer Jan Robinson as outstanding volunteer "Jan set an all
time record for logo wear sales this year at the regatta," reported club
manager Bill Canfield.
"Congratulations to the Antilles Sailing Team who have won the
southeast regionals, in both team racing and fleet racing, the past two
(April) weekends in Georgia and Florida. The team, led by their ca-
pable coach Kim Murtha, now heads off to Seattle and Stanford for
the two high school national championships," Canfield announced to
the club membership.
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FOR ITEHT SAILORS
COPYRIGHT 2010 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
e recently sailed over 4,000 miles westward across
the windy, wave-tossed Indian ocean. This journey re-
minded me why I'm such a Star Trek fan-not because
I like science fiction but because I desperately want to
be able to say, "Beam me up, Scotty!"
That's right-I'm an international weather wimp. The funny thing is
that many sailors think I know something about heavy weather be-
cause I've ocean-sailed for the last five decades and circumnavigated
a time or two. I don't. Everything I know about "storm tactics" can be
summed up by hitting myself in the head with a hammer-as in, "Boy,
it sure feels good when it is over."
Like most sailors, I'm not brave at sea. Only later-while telling sea
stories in a warm, cozy rhum shop-am I courageous, valiant, heroic,
noble, and/or smart.
Landlubbers love nautical myths-like the British gentlemen calmly
sipping champagne on the slant-
ed aft deck of the Titanic as the e m
band sorrowfully played "Nearer
My God to Thee!" I do not be-
lieve this is how the sinking went ee elig sea
down. "... bitch took off with de sri in a m, OZ
kid and all her jewelry-left me r shop I Or
wid empty pockets and a bar eos, ia heroic,
tab!" is a more likely scenario.
11oble, and/or smart."
So I admit I'm not an expert on
heavy weather However, I know
sailors who are. Thus I recently asked my dear friends Hin and Harry
Parody, authors of Stormy Tactics, what was the most important piece
of survival gear on their boat.
"... depends," said Harry Parody.
Actually, any brand of incontinence product will do-but I found
Harry's sage advice both honest and insightful. Yes, big waves really
DO scare the crap out of you! That's why you need large cockpit scup-
pers as well-if you're going to pee at the sight of every 30 foot break-
ing wave in the Indian Ocean ... well, you'll need good drainage.
My wife Carolyn is an intelligent realist who has no respect for me.
Her insight and vast knowledge concerning my character is based on
long, sad experience: "They call them the Roaring Forties because I
can't hear Fatty's cowardly whimpering over the wind-roar," she says,
"and the Furious Fifties because that's what I get when he won't
head back toward the equator. I mean, the whole time we sailed
around the Cape of Storms off the southern tip of South Africa-I
kept screaming '... well, this 58 year-old menopausal woman is cer-
tainly furious ... !'"
Of course we've made massive progress in heavy weather man-
agement IF you have the proper (read expensive) survival equip-
ment. Example: say you want to snap your rudder off. There are two
modern ways to do so. You can deploy your Paratech sea anchor and
snap it off while having your vessel shoved backwards by a massive
wave or you can deploy a Jordan series drogue off your transom to
snap it off in a completely different manner. See why it is important
to have options?
As faithful All at Sea readers know, I'm fascinated by nautical lingo.
Example: a sailor puking into a marine toilet is said to be "... calling
'Ralph' on the big white phone."
The fact is, my wife Carolyn also pukes like a metronome during
heavy weather If I want to join her, I simply balance my reduced-can-
vas vessel 45 degrees off the wind-and do so. This used to be calling
'heaving, too,' but was shortened over time.
Ye old square-rigger sailors were a tough lot. They weren't coddled,
no sirree. They didn't stoop to adult diapers or even Gore-tex foul
weather jackets-back in those days 'bare poles' meant exactly that.
And that's why there were no women aboard-with the naked sailors
running around slippery decks, well, pole-vaulting overboard off Cape
Horn could be a real possibility.
Many offshore sailors are so overwhelmed during a major storm
that they do nothing-and only later "pretend" to be a good ship's
husband when the weather clears. This is called "lying ahull" with
I know, I know, sailing across an ocean is a stone-age, caveman,
mano-macho thing to do-even though, a few weeks ago, primitive
sail craft were the only transportational devices moving across the At-
lantic Ocean. (Icelandic volcanos don't affect Wild Card's performance
or longevity a'tall!)
Of course, I must admit that I have learned a few tiny lessons dur-
ing the last 100,000 ocean miles. For instance, blame the weather
forecast is a tried-and-true storm tactic. Let's say you're sailing the
Caribbean in mid-September and you get hit by a "surprise" hur-
ricane. Let's also say NOAA predicts the storm to have 88 knots
winds and you get one gust to 92 knots ... then you are allowed to
blame the Federal Government of the United States of America for
Let's look at another common scenario: you are sailing along in a
major gale with your spinnaker up-and your vessel suddenly gybes
without your permission. This is what is commonly known as an "act of
God" and you are completely in the clear.
Modern sailors and seamanship have come a long way. It used to
be sailors read Bowditch, now they carefully pore over their insurance
policy before a storm.
Yes, times change. Back in the 1960s, we used to brag how "well-lit"
we were during a major blow ... now that's frowned upon.
It goes without saying that certain types of hull shapes do better
than others. For instance-most trailerable sailboats survive hurri-
My wife Ca n and I have canes ... if well-strapped to
a set r ine when hea their trailers and moved to
weather strikes: she opens
There are modern ma-
p our saltstained cclo rine mathematical formulas
dia ad covers o all e that take the guesswork
aor religions ( ake out of storm analysis. Take
chances, h) andsetle wave height, for example.
down withmy iPo o lise If you take the actual size of
the wave, multiply it by the
to Elvis, Jim Morrison, Jimi
years since and the number
H dx and Janis Joplin ... of drinks consumed during
so tat I can honestly sa, recital-you can get a very
if we dont ae it troug accurate measurement of
the s 'Hey I was jst what really happened.
istenig o yO guy" All sailors are prone
to exaggeration. For ex-
ample, I once spent an
afternoon with Tristan Jones-during which he attempted to fill up
his wooden leg with rhum. (It must have been going somewhere!)
Anyway, there was a mirror on his cockpit table and a little gust of
wind blew some white powder off it. Later I read about this incident
in one of his books ...
"... it was blow'n so hard, it peeled the Awlgrip off our topsides!
Yeah, I had to tuck a reef into the ensign. My ears were popping on the
crests-and in the troughs, I was able to scoop up live lobsters. I can't
tell you the wind speed-as my anemometer only read to 100 knots.
(But the spinning cups sounded louder than a military helicopter.) Oh,
the waves were big ... so big that in the middle of the Pacific I could
see both the Indian AND the Atlantic oceans ... big freak'n waves! And
then she started to leak ... why, that boat sprung more leaks than the
White House! Luckily I switched on my Monica Lewinsky-that's what
I call my big beautiful bilge pump-and she saved the day. During all
this, because of my wooden leg ... well, I fell down more often than a
David Letterman intern ..."
Some spouses, of course, use a survival storm to ... to shirk their
matrimonial duties. I once had a girlfriend who claimed to be a virgin
in seas over six inches-but she wasn't my girlfriend for long.
My wife Carolyn and I have a set routine when heavy weather strikes:
she opens up our salt-stained encyclopedia and converts to all the
major religions (why take chances, eh?) and I settle down with my iPod
to listen to Elvis, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin ... so that
I can honestly say, if we don't make it through the storm, "Hey! I was
just listening to you guys!"
In reality, the only real storm tactic I can offer is to keep your sense
of humor dry. We were buried by a huge sea off Madagascar-and it
swept our decks completely clean of diesel jugs, storm curtains, boat
hooks, cockpit cushions, man-overboard poles-you name it. "Ah," I
shouted gaily at my wife, "... spring cleaning, Fatty-style!" _&
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild 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," "The Collected Fat" and his newest, "All at Sea Yarns." For
more Fat-flashes, see fattygoodlandercom.
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BY JULIAN PUTLEY
ust the other day Charlie was busy going over the
safety equipment on a yacht tied to the dock when a
huge commotion erupted nearby. A little old lady was
standing on the dock crying uncontrollably and was in a most
distraught state of mind. A pretty young staff member of the
charter yacht company was trying to console her but with
little effect. It turned out that son-in-law had left mother-in
law on the dock and sailed off without her.
Half an hour later all was well. After frantic VHF communi-
cations the boat returned to the dock and retrieved the poor
woman. It was all a big mistake-son-in-law thought mother-
in-law was resting below in her cabin whereas in fact she had
stepped ashore to use the toilet facilities.
It seemed that everything had returned to normal when
they departed a second time but raised voices could be
heard as they rounded the bend out of the marina. Now,
there are ways to deal with uncomfortable situations.
Charlie would have just explained that the waters in the
channel can get lumpy and at least three Dramamine
tablets would ensure no violent eruptions of breakfast.
Then all would be serenity itself as mother-in-law slid into
In this particular case the trip, after such an inauspicious
start, rapidly went downhill. Apparently differences of opin-
ion led to violent arguments that might have turned even
uglier if the son-in-law hadn't finally conceived a plan. At
Trellis Bay, mother-in-law was ferried ashore in the dinghy
to buy a couple of missing grocery items and was also in-
formed not to miss the wonderful souvenirs at the artsy
shops. The lady returned to rejoin the tender for transpor-
tation back to her yacht, but instead found her bag-with
a note attached: "Big storm forecast. Get on the first plane
out! Love you to bits! Son-in-law." She looked out into the
bay and there was the boat steaming out of the anchorage
at a fair rate of knots.
It was exactly as Charlie would have done and he won-
dered at the weird conundrums of telepathy.
Mother-in-law informed the charter base and explained
the situation. The yacht was steaming back to the base for
safety due to the impending storm and she was already at
the airport. The workers at the base were perplexed; noth-
ing but blue skies were on the horizon. At the end of the
week the boat returned with a suntanned, happy crew. "I
see you weathered the storm," said Charlie as he helped
them tie up. -@
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THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE
MATCH RACING GROWING IN THE CARIBBEAN
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
That means more than two boats, often a dozen or
more, compete in a class to see who wins based on
ability, tactics, boat handling and oftentimes handicap.
But match racing, where two identical sailboats duel one-on-one in a
test of the skipper and crew's skill and mental acuity, is catching on in
the Caribbean region.
Match racing isn't new. The best-known match race is the America's
Cup, which first set sail back in 1870. However, according to the Inter-
national Sailing Federation (ISAF), while there were only a handful of
Women's participation in the sport received a boost last year when
Women's Keelboat Match Racing was added to the 2012 Summer Olym-
pics. There are now avenues for junior sailors to compete. This year in
the United States alone there are three Youth Match Racing Clinics for
sailors ages 16 to 21, held in the run-up to the July 2010 Governor's Cup
Match Race run by the Balboa Yacht Club in California.
Closer to home, there have been sporadic match racing events
hosted on a number of islands. St. Thomas held the Marriott French-
man's Reef International Match Race in 1997 and 1998, the first Grade
One event in the Caribbean with big names such as Peter Gilmour,
Paul Cayard, James Spithill and Pe-
ter Holmberg. In 2000, the St. Croix
Yacht Club hosted a match race that
featured several top Caribbean skip-
pers sailing Rhodes 19s. St. Lucia ran
a match race for eight years in 50-
foot yachts. This became a Grade
Two event and was attended by
skippers from the Caribbean, U.S.,
Canada, Ireland and the U.K. The
BVI has hosted its Pete Sheals Me-
morial Match Race in IC24s since the
More recently, the Carlos Aguilar
Match Race in St. Thomas has at-
tracted talented women sailors such
as Anna Tunnicliffe, Genny Tulloch
and Liz Baylis. Last year, the Budget
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match racing regattas a decade ago, there are now many more-
and there is a ranking system that awards points to skippers com-
peting in these global events that ultimately positions their match
racing prowess on the world stage.
Henry Menin from St. Thomas, who is ISAF's match racing com-
mittee chair, says, "Match racing is a hugely growing discipline.
Match racing centers are popping up in the U.S. and Canada like
mushrooms. Europe has long been a stronghold of the sport, espe-
cially countries such as Sweden, Denmark, France and Italy In the
Mediterranean, there are match racing events in Turkey and Greece
and well as in Asian countries like Malaysia and China. New Zealand
and Australia have been big players in match racing for years."
at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, with sailors like Peter Holmberg,
Peter Isler and Gavin Brady competing this year
Match racing, says St. Maarten's Robbie Ferron, who started the
Budget Marine event, "has a big interest factor because it seems so
exciting-which it is."
"It's only you and your competitor," says St. Croix Chris Schreiber,
"pushing the rules and trying to wear each other down. There's an
intensity that you don't get in fleet racing."
St. Lucia's Michael Green says, "It's not all about going fast. It's like
playing chess. Even first time match racers love it."
Currently 44th on the ISAF World Match Racing rankings, the high-
est ranking of any sailor in North America, Taylor Canfield of St. Thom-
as says he likes the aggressive aspect. "I like the way it puts me in a
challenging position and then working my way out of it."
What are ways to grow match racing in the Caribbean?
The British Virgin Islands' Colin Rathbun, who is president of the
IC24 class, says, "To get people interested, host a seminar at the local
yacht club to explain the basics. We've had Henry Menin and Liz Baylis
both conduct seminars. Then, you start to get a group of interested
sailors who want to learn more."
St. Thomas' Verian Aguilar, an avid match racer who launched the
Carlos Aguilar Match Race in memory of her late husband, says, "You
only need two equal boats to get started-that's the best part."
These don't need to be big boats, says St. Thomas' Menin. "Lasers,
420s, and even Snipes will work."
A growing fleet of J/24s in the southern Caribbean is what St. Lu-
cia's Green hopes to use for future match racing events. In addition to
boats, Green says, "The next important thing is you need is both on-
the-water judging and a full jury. There are now plenty of International
Judges, especially in the Caribbean, who will come for just their airfare
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TEAM BVI RAISES FUNDS FOR OPTINAMS
JUNIOR SAILORS PREPARE FOR CANADA
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
ome of the hardest working
athletes at the BVI Spring Re-
gatta & Sailing Festival were Y
not sailing but selling. Their goal?
Raising funds from raffle tickets so
the five-member BVI Team Optimist
(Molly Donovan, Matthew Oliver,
Jason Putley, Sam Morrell and Rob-
ert Poole) from the Royal BVI Yacht L to R: Jason Putley, I\
Club can travel to the Optimist North Oliver, Mollee Donove
Morrell and coach Jus
American Championships (Optinams)
this summer in Kingston, Ontario.
Over the past few years, the team
has become a force in junior sailing in
the Caribbean. Team members have
traveled to and excelled at compe-
titions as far away as Mexico, Cura-
cao, the Dominican Republic and the
United States. This talent and enthu-
siasm has emerged out of a growing
junior sailing program at the Royal
BVI Yacht Club.
"We can have up to 30 kids at-
tend the summer camps," said Jus-
tin Da Silva from Toronto, Ontario
who recently took over the coaching
job from Chris Watters. "The after
school program is for intermediate
and advanced sailors, and we have
anywhere from five to 10 kids at a
time come out and sail on week-
nights. The racing program, which
includes both Optimists and Lasers,
currently has eight kids."
Each country can only send five
Optimist sailors to North American
Championships. Therefore, one of
Da Silva's first jobs on arrival was to
select the events sailors would travel to in order to qualify These
included the Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta and
the St. Croix Yacht Club Hospice Regatta & Optimist Regatta,
both held in February. Outstanding finishes included Morrell's
first place in the White Fleet (age 10 and under) in San Juan and
St Croix. Also in St. Croix, Putley, Donovan and Poole earned first,
second and third place in the Blue Fleet (age 11 and 12), and Oli-
ver took second place in the Red Fleet (age 13 to 15).
"I was really impressed with how they did," said Coach Da
Silva. "It also enabled me to see what they need to work on in
practices for this summer."
Team BVI members and their parents raised $1500 last fall sell-
ing tacos at The Charter Yacht Society Yacht Show, raised enough
to pay for everyone's airfare to the Optinams via sales of raffle
tickets, and will host a fun day at Cane Garden Bay as another
fundraiser before they depart.
Most of all, what are the sailors looking forward to this summer?
"Meeting people and sailing in a different environment," said
Donovan. "To improve on last year's performance," said Putley,
who will race his third Optinam. "Travel to somewhere new and
see what it's like to sail there," said Morrell. And finally, "To do the
best I can and have fun," said Oliver. -
COMPETE IN URUGUAY
LIGHT WINDS AT SOUTH AMERICAN
During the Optimist SudAmericano held over Easter in
Uruguay, lightweight sailors were definitely in favour
among the168 from 18 countries who participated in
Punta del Este. The 13-year-old champion, Ignacio Varisco,
came from Argentina and weighed only 29 kilograms (64 Ibs.)
The Netherlands Antilles Optimist (AHO) sailors, who like
other Caribbean youth sailors excel with strong wind, found
the sailing conditions challenging. Leslie Jenkins from Ar-
gentina coached the AHO team that consisted of Deion and
Jorden van Rooijen, Louis Hendrikx, Odile van Aanholt and
Rhone Findlay Findlay from St. Maarten/St. Martin participat-
ed for the first time in an IODA event; he qualified for the AHO
team at the Curacao Youth Sailing Championships in January
Jorge Gonzales from Puerto Rico was the first North
American sailor, at the 14th position. The best sailor from the
AHO team was 13-year-old Louis Hendrikx (54th overall) who
sailed all his races with great consistency, finishing each race
between 14 and 20. The only female team member, 12-year-
old Odile van Aanholt, won the fourth race and set the best
During the team racing event, the Netherlands Antilles
just missed the podium behind two teams from the USA
and Puerto Rico. When the wind picked up a little bit, Deion
van Rooijen (14) concluded his Optimist career in Punta del
Este by sailing a fourth place in the final race. Tactically and
technically at his best, he decided to jump into a new boat,
Splash, laser or Sunfish and to say goodbye to the Optimist
with its sensitivity towards weight.
The AHO sailors from Curacao and St. Maarten/St. Mar-
tin are now preparing for the Optinam, which will be held in
Kingston, Canada June 26 July 4th. More information can
be found at www.ysna.info or at www.optiworld.org. -
AHO Team report & photo submitted by Marjolein van Aanholt
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AT 2ND ANNUAL PALMAS DEL MAR TOURNAMENT
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Only in its second year, the Palmas
del Mar International Grand B B
Slam Fishing Tournament,
which was fished out of the
new namesake marina in Humacao, Puerto
Rico on April 24 and 25, is fast becoming
one of the Caribbean's sought-after fishing
tournaments. This year's event drew anglers
and boats from as far away as New Jersey
who, no doubt, had heard about the record
522-pound swordfish caught last year that
set a new island record on 80-pound line.
The fish cooperated this year too. While
no one caught a record or a grand slam (the
catch of three different billfish in a single day
to win the $50,000 grand prize), a total of 13
marlin, one swordfish and 13 dolphin (mahi-
mahi), 17 tuna and two wahoo were caught
by the 25-boat fleet. The weather cooperat-
ed with mostly sunny skies and a light chop
on the seas.
After two days of fishing, it was Pink Lady
and its owner, Alberto "Pipo" Gaul, who earned both the Best Boat
and Best Angler awards with 1,000 points. Right behind, with 700
points, were Jesus Montano and his boat, Blue Bird.
Season Two of A Pescar TV, the only televised fishing
show produced in Puerto Rico for the World Fishing Net-
work, was released in April. It is aired throughout the
Caribbean and Latin America in Spanish and English to
over 65 million viewers.
"We never expected the tremendous impact that the
show has had," said Yesie Acevedo, executive producer.
Three professional Puerto Rican fishermen star on the show.
Captain Ricardo Ferrer is the main host, Gustavo Pagan is
the biologist and there's also Captain Francisco Rosario.
A Pescar is aired in Puerto Rico on local channel 13 every
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. The show is also aired on
Direct TV Channel 167. For more information, contact Ri-
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Wheezing, owned by Jose Rodriguez Santana, won Third Best Boat,
with the catch of a blue marlin by angler Ricky Castro and a white mar-
lin by angler Miguel Casul. Wheezing was the closest boat in the fleet
to achieving a grand slam, only missing the catch of a sailfish.
Third Best Angler award went to Luis Lomba, Jr, who fished aboard the
Reel 'Em All. The award for Best Lady Angler went to Ceci Rodriguez.
All anglers had their eyes trained on the big money prize from a
grand slam catch. However, the fleet couldn't help thinking about
swordfish and the possibility of breaking last year's island record catch.
This is the only tournament of its kind in Puerto Rico which includes
swordfish fishing. One swordfish was indeed caught; a 109-pounder
by angler Wilo Ruby aboard the Ambush. Catching swordfish is a dif-
ficult task considering that this billfish is an extremely vigorous and
Eduardo Montano won the Best Junior Angler award with the
catch of two dolphin fish totaling 65 pounds, followed by Second
Best Junior Angler, Juan Jose Boschetti Muniz, who caught a 25
Most of the fish were caught to the south and east of Vieques in the
famous "wall," a steep drop off that draws the baitfish on which billfish
feed. The so-called "Bajo de Patillas" also has a "wall" created by a
mount where marlin also swim in search of food. Both areas are within
a mile or so offshore the Palmas del Mar Yacht Club.
Tournament chairman, Luis "Cuquito" Muniz, was pleased with the
turnout, catch and invites all anglers to fish next year. -
MERTENS TOP ANGLER, C-HUNTER TOP BOAT
AT BUDGET RENT-A-CAR DOLPHIN DERBY
he catch of a 37.48-pound dolphin (mahi-mahi) earned
St. Thomas angler Ryan Mertens Top Angler and a $1,000
cash prize at the Budget Rent A Car Dolphin Derby Fish-
ing Tournament held April 11 and hosted by the Virgin Islands
Game Fishing Club (VIGFC).
Fishing aboard the 44' Custom Sportfisherman Bluefin II
helmed by his father, Capt. Don Mertens, Ryan Mertens said,
"We headed south and we were fishing about three hours when
we saw a few frigate birds. That's when we got the big one.
The winning fish was just over 17 pounds shy of the over 55-pound
criteria to win the tournament's ultimate prize, $25,000 in cash.
St. Thomas' Dr. Edward Saunders, fishing aboard Irving's Son,
earned both the Second and Third Best Angler awards with
catches of a 36.05-pound and 32.52-pound dolphin.
The Best Boat award for greatest number of dolphin caught by
count came to a tie between St. Croix's C-Hunter and St. Thomas'
Mixed Bag, both with six dolphin. However, C-Hunter, a 55-foot Hat-
teras owned and captained by Festus'Fes' Pemberton, won the Best
Boat title and pocketed the $1,000 cash prize based on total length
of fish caught. C-Hunter's six dolphin collectively measured 243.50
inches while Mixed Bag's catch measured in at 241.73 inches.
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BY PETER PATTERSON
As rewarding as aesthetic work is in reconditioning a vessel,
the rubber really hits the road in the engine room. Wired
has a great one. Not the dark stinky place that lurks under
the cockpit of so many boats, but a real one with standing
headroom; a clean, inviting, well-lit, ventilated home for the machinery
that propels the vessel and powers the systems. It is obvious that a
great deal of attention has been afforded this important space.
The problem is that there is still no escaping the fact that Wired is
a 30 year-old boat, and harbors some old equipment and outdated
thinking which extends to the onboard electrical system. Complex and
cumbersome might be fitting adjectives. Wired's DC system is primar-
ily 32 volts. Some people will already be gasping. Add to that a 24 volt
system powered by two converters, two separate 12 volt systems for
starting generators and operating electronic equipment, and both 120
and 240 volt AC systems, and you will begin to see the full picture.
It became obvious after I spent only a few days onboard that some-
thing was amiss in the system. Despite conservative use of DC pow-
ered lighting, the house batteries required frequent charging and in
one instance after only a couple days' rest, one of the main engines
refused to turn over.
After exploring the bilges and reading the manuals I found that the
factory installation did not include a dedicated "house" bank as is now
commonplace. Instead one bank of 32vdc starts the port engine and
supplies the "32v Ships Service." The second 32v bank starts the sec-
ond engine and originally powered some long-replaced navigational
equipment. Making matters worse, on the original analogue voltage
meter the difference between full charge and 50% is less than 1/8" of
travel on the needle.
Although 32v systems are no longer commonly installed, there are
advantages to high voltage/low amperage systems. Since changing to
12 or 24 volts would include replacing equipment and in some cases
having to increase cable size, I decided a better solution would be to
add an additional 32v bank for house loads and to install new digital
voltage metering in the engine room.
Installing the meters is a simple task so I decided to begin there.
I chose digital meters because the data is accurate and requires no
interpretation. I chose Blue Seas Model 8235 which can monitor up to
three banks. My final arrangement will have five banks so I chose to
install two meters.
Installation was simple and straightforward. Step one was to find a
good mounting location for the display panel. In our instance it made
sense to install the meters in the engine room next to the selector
switches and the breaker panels. In most instances the nav or helm
positions might be appropriate. Make sure you chose a dry, accessible
location with easy access for running wires and out of direct sunlight
so the LED is easy to read.
I began by running a red 16AWG "sensing" lead from each battery
box to the meter. (One of these doubles as my power source). Each
sensing wire should be continuous length with no splices. A crimp-on
butt connects the sense wire a short lead on the meter On the battery
end, instead of connecting the lead to the positive post, I followed
the instructions (and ABYC and C.G. rules) and inserted an inline fuse
holder Do not insert the fuse just yet.
Next I ran the negative conductor This lead runs from the ground
terminal on the meter to the negative buss. In my case I connected the
grounds of both meters together and ran a single conductor to the
common ground at the panel. (I had a spool of black # 16 AWG, but if
you want to do a first rate job, start using yellow for your DC grounds.)
At this point I stopped to check the integrity of my crimps and connec-
tions and verified that my leads were straight and not pinched or chafed.
I applied a number of plastic wire ties along the length of the conductors
to ensure they are well supported and will not be subject to wear from
vibration or stress. After one last check, I inserted a 1 amp fuse into each
of the watertight inline fuse holders and pushed them together
The system powered up instantly. Accurate, easy to read and easy
to install, this was a DIY project with big dividends.
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SAVING MONEY BY DOING IT ON BOARD
BY DAVID H. LYMAN 2010
I t's laundry day," my wife announces at seven in the morning.
"Strip your bunks. Get your laundry bags into the cockpit."
rWe are at anchor in Five Islands Bay on Antigua. Life goes on
upon this floating home of ours and laundry is one thing that is a
weekly requirement of living this life of freedom.
Laundry at home is easy and not too costly. There's the washer
and dryer and unlimited water and electricity. But in the islands
a boat load of sheets, towels and clothing done ashore can cost
$50 to $80 US. The only way we found to reduce the cost of laun-
dry is to wear few clothes, if any, or do it ourselves on board.
Going ashore to do the laundry is always a possibility, of course,
and you can catch up on e-mail, if there is WiFi, or read a novel-
as long as you don't mind the interruptions.
Julie, my English wife is compulsive about her laundry, so she
did her homework before leaving Maine. The cost of installing a
washer and drier on our 57 foot ketch, Searcher, was prohibitive.
For example, Triton makes a Combo Washer Dryer for $999. It
weighs 167 pounds, and has a capacity of just under two cubic
feet. Add in the cost of installation, plumbing, wiring and cabin-
etry and you could hire someone else to do your your laundry ...
Julie read the cruising books and explored websites. She tried
buckets, pails, hand scrubbing, wash boards, bathroom plumb-
ers, kids' wading pools as well as going ashore. She Googled the
camping outfitting websites where there is a wealth of informa-
tion and options. We now have our own laundry on board and it
cost us less than $200.
R2D2 Now Does our Laundry
Julie found a portable, manual, non-electric washing machine on-
line. It looks like R2D2 from "Star Wars," white, with a removable
top, attached to a frame that sits on the
cockpit seat. It has a hand crank at the
side, but it's flimsy, so we just spin the A "salad s nne
machine by hand. R2D2 cost around wringer w re
rinse wat r
$50 and accepts small batches of tow-
els, sheets, shorts, T-shirts, undies, hats,
pants and anything else that needs a
good wash. A gallon or two of hot wa-
ter and a small amount of detergent are
added, the top screwed back in place,
and 120 revolutions are enough to sat-
isfy the discerning eye of my fastidious
The freshly washed load is transferred
into series of two rinse tubs, those plas-
tic tubs with rope handles you buy at
stores like WalMart in the U.S. These are filled half full of fresh
cool water, the clothes hand squeezed between tubs.
Wringer 'Em Out
Getting the wash water out of wet clothes is the key to clean
clothes. Hand wringing leaves behind rinse water which is
full of residual dirt, dissolved salt and soap. When the water
evaporates on the life lines, the dirt, salt and soap remain be-
hind, so good wring is essential. Julie found a Mini Counter-
top Spin Dryer at www.Laundry-Alternative.com, a glorified,
electric salad spinner. The unit cost $75, uses 110 AC current,
which our generator provides, and takes about one minute to
extract a gallon of rinse water from a single beach towel, or a
bin full of clothing.
The machine is about two feet tall and made of plastic, with a
see-through chamber so you can watch the basket inside spin-
ning around at a great rate of knots. The water flows into the
cockpit where it drains into the scuppers, rinsing out the cockpit
floor in the process. This salad spinner extracts about 90% of the
rinse water which also cuts drying time in half.
The kids help out on laundry day too and the work is done in
a little over two hours. By breakfast time, the life lines are fes-
tooned with colorful fabric, drying in the tropical sun. My wife
feels rather good about the whole process. She feels it is more
ecologically sound than going to the laundromat, costs less, and
puts the process under our control. -
David Lyman, who holds a U.S. Coast Guard master license, is a
photographer, writer and former president of Rockport College
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NEW ISLANDS DISCOVERED
SAILING THROUGH TRASH
BY BECKY DAYHUFF-BAUER
I first heard rumors of new islands in early 2000 but, as always, I
waited for confirmation. As with all new discoveries, the naysay-
ers' and skeptics' arguments against the new islands' existence
seemed plausible so I waited.
Unlike other islands, these new islands were not formed by volca-
nic activity. But like other islands, they are subject to the effects of
earthquake and tsunami activity. Moreover, these islands contradict
the standard answer I give to landlubbers who think islands move.
No longer can I answer that we anchor our islands so they do not
The new islands do shift with the currents although they cannot
tip over as one U.S. congressman recently stated might happen to
Guam. These newly formed islands are not made of earth or rock;
they are manmade.
Scientists studying the largest of the new islands know it by several
names including the Pacific Trash Vortex, the Great Pacific Garbage
Patch, and the Eastern Pacific Patch. This manmade floating island is
located about halfway between California and Hawaii.
In addition to The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the largest of this
type of island discovered to date, there are more. The Western Pacific
Patch off the coast of Japan and the North Pacific Subtropical Con-
vergence Zone Patch covering a long, narrow area located north of
the Hawaiian Islands. And, these may not be the only floating island
discoveries. Expectations are high that an expedition launched in the
Atlantic will, sadly, locate additional manmade islands.
NOAA predicted the development of the Great Pacific Garbage
Patch between California and Hawaii in 1988 based upon a study
by several Alaska scientists conducted between 1985 and 1988. The
scientists collected and measured the amounts of marine debris
floating in Northern Pacific. Consisting mainly of neustonic plastic,
plastic floating on or just below the surface, the amounts of debris
Knowing the effects of the currents on movement of debris, NOAA
predicted that the plastic debris would eventually come together in
large masses in areas of the sea known as gyres, swirling circular ar-
eas of relatively calm water In 1997, this prediction proved true when
racing boat captain and oceanographer, Capt. Charles Moore, sailed
back to California after completing the Los Angeles to Hawaii Trans-
pac sailing race.
Captain Moore sailed through a remote area of the Pacific known
as the North Pacific Gyre and subsequently reported in an essay for
Natural History magazine that, "As I gazed from the deck at the sur-
face of what ought to have been a pristine ocean, I was confronted, as
far as the eye could see, with the sight of plastic. It seemed unbeliev-
able, but I never found a clear spot. In the week it took to cross the
subtropical high, no matter what time of day I looked, plastic debris
was floating everywhere: bottles, bottle caps, wrappers, fragments."
In a remote, middle-of-nowhere area of the North Pacific now
dubbed the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone Patch, man's
trash covered an area it took Captain Moore a week to sail across.
Although there is some debate as to the size of the Eastern Pacific
Patch on which this chapter concentrates, conservative estimates say it
is twice the size of Texas while others say it may well be the size of the
continental United States.
The Eastern Pacific Patch, that floating on the surface or just below,
represents only about 30% of the total. The remaining 70% has sunk to
the bottom. The trash is comprised of approximately 80% plastic with
the 20% balance made up of ghost nets, abandoned or lost fishing
gear, buoys and bumpers, cloth, Styrofoam, metals of various sorts,
lines, and glass. Included in the plastic are drink bottles, disposable
diapers, grocery bags, lighters, six-pack holders, bottle caps, plastic
filters, toys, balls, flip-flops, shoe soles, and even pieces of luggage.
Where does it come from? Most studying this issue say the trash
that makes up the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch comes from the
western coast of the U.S. and from sources on or within a few miles of
the coastline. A drink bottle thrown into a storm drain in San Francisco
ends up in the ocean. A flip-flop lost in a creek finds its way down-
stream and into the sea. A family on a day sail in the bay tosses a used
diaper into the water. Attendees at a beachside family reunion leave
their Styrofoam drink cups and empty suntan lotion containers behind
where it washes out to sea during high tide.
When I lived in a national forest in the mountains the amount of trash
left behind after a weekend was shocking and puzzling. How can they
carry it in full and have plenty of room to store it, but ... once it's empty,
takes up less space, and weighs less, they cannot carry it back out? -
Becky Bauer became a scuba instructor and award-winning journal-
ist covering the marine environment in the Caribbean after 30 years
as a wild and domestic animal rescuer, rehabber, and educator in the
states. She is a contributing photographer to NOAA.
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BY JAN HEIN
packed and you're counting down the
days to a perfect charter sail-away vaca-
tion. It will be just that-as long as you
tack around some health and safety issues common
to tropical places.
There are a few safety checks you can make be-
fore you even leave home. If you have any health
questions or concerns, consult your doctor be-
fore departure. Fill prescriptions and bring ex-
tras along in case your travel is delayed, along
with spare glasses and contact lenses. Call your
health insurance company so you understand
your coverage in case you need to use it from
afar-you may want to invest in a supplemental
Most charter boats carry as standard equipment
a first aid kit that includes basics for cuts, abrasions
and burns. But
prudent travelers pack along
their favorite digestive or
cold remedies and items like
specialty tape, bandages
Sun overexposure is the
easiest potential calamity to
avoid simply by covering up.
Why do you think racing sail-
ors wear long sleeves? Rays
bounce up from the water,
S even when you're under an
Spawning, so bring along plen-
o "ty of sunscreen. Good qual-
ity sunglasses will cut down
/ on glare; add a safety strap
so you don't lose them.
o Drink a lot, and I don't
mean rum, to stay energized
and hydrated in the heat. Drinking water, while generally very safe in
the Caribbean, is a concern to some folks. If your system is fragile and
you're susceptible to intestinal issues, drink only bottled beverages
and avoid ice. Bring a portable water filter for onboard use.
If the sun doesn't knock you down, rolling seas may, so research and
pack along a mal-de-mer remedy that will work for you and your crew if the
weather goes south. If you get a cut, be sure to wash and treat the affected
area well, as infection can set in and spread quickly in hot climates.
Tropical beaches are beautiful but sometimes hide shards of glass,
coral and rust-laden objects you don't want to land on. Water shoes
such as jellies, Crocs or sturdy flip-flops are a wise choice for coming
and going ashore. Shoes or dive booties also make a great barrier be-
tween feet and stingrays that sometimes lounge in the shallows.
Swimming in the Caribbean is part of why we go there so don't be
afraid to dip in and have a look around. Jellyfish, rarely sighted, can
offer up a sting. If you're unlucky enough to bump into one of these
hard-to-spot creatures, get out of the water and rinse the area with
fresh water followed by vinegar or a solution of baking soda. Do not
rub the area as you'll only make it worse.
Lionfish also can inflict pain but not if you watch for them and stay out of
their way Sealice are a different issue, though, as you can't see them when
they grab onto your suit and sting through it. The best prevention for these
buggers is swimming naked because luckily they can't hold onto skin.
Some charter guests enjoying fishing-but know before you go.
Fish containing ciguatera toxins are a reality in tropical waters and,
THE PERFECT CRUISE
Check with your health insurance company
regarding your coverage area
Talk to your doctor before you leave home
Carry with you all prescriptions (labeled)
and bring extras
Pack sunscreen, insect repellent
and a simple first aid kit
Study the area you'll be visiting in advance
for hazards to avoid
since they do not look or
smell suspicious, inves-
tigate the area you'll be
fishing in and ask around
when you get there. For
instance, some locals say
that barracuda should
never be eaten near St.
Marten but others main-
tain they are considered
safe in the waters off Gre-
nada. If you become ill
"Most charter boats carry as
standard equipment a first
aid kit that includes ba-
sics for cuts, abrasions and
burns. But prudent travelers
pack along their favorite di-
gestive or cold remedies and
items like specialty tape,
bandages and tweezers."
after eating fish, seek medical help immediately.
Ashore you will encounter a few small but mighty creatures starting
with those annoying no-see-um mosquitoes. Protective clothing can
prevent some of the biting damage, but for face, hands and ankles,
you'll want to add some smelly repellent. The bites, which can swell
and itch you into a frenzy, are barely tolerable-but the diseases borne
by these bad bugs aren't.
Another cruise-wrecking issue is the burn caused by the sap of the
manchineel tree, found on many scrubby beaches. The tiny green ap-
ples they produce are even worse. Never eat anything picked from the
ground or off a tree unless you are guided by a knowledgeable local
you know and trust.
In the event you have an emergency, your best piece of gear will
be the VHF radio or a cell phone that works locally. Don't be afraid to
ask for help. Cruising sailors, locals and fellow bare boaters will gladly
lend a hand. -
Jan Hein and her husband, artist Bruce Smith, divide their time between
the Caribbean the Pacific Northwest with a boat and a life at each end.
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A CARIBBEAN FAMILY LEGACY
THREE GENERATIONS OF ISLAND WATER WORLD
BY JIM DICKERSON
y Grandfather, Harry Draper, vaca-
tioned on the island of St. Maarten
for several years before retiring
there with his wife, Audrey, at the age of 54.
On their favorite island, he could play golf and
they both could relax, and they lived in the
lowlands region. He had retired from another
family business, Draper King Cole Canning
Company in Milton Delaware. But vacationing
and golfing, to my grandfather's driven spirit,
simply became boring.
He found a partner with Bob Halsey and
together, in 1962, they opened the first Island
Water World store in Philipsburg on the cor-
ner of A.C. Wathey Square. There they sold a
limited inventory of marine supplies and sun-
dries-at the time the biggest moneymaker
was Dutch wooden shoes and souvenir wind-
mills. They also tried a clothing line including
T-shirts and beachwear.
In 1965 the partners decided to purchase a
vacant lot in Cole Bay, and this is where Island
Water World has been an icon on the land-
scape of Cole Bay and Simpson Bay Lagoon
Albert Carty started with Island Water
World in 1966. His mother Mim and father
Amile worked for my grandparents at their
home in the lowlands, and Albert would
help tend their garden from time to time. My
grandfather had shared with Albert his idea
to build a store to put boats and motors together, and asked if Albert
would be interested. Albert was.
At the time, Island Water World sold Sunfish sailboats, Seagull en-
gines and Avon dinghies. In those days, Sunfish were big on the water
in Philipsburg. Albert quickly learned to sail them and to repair Seagull
engines. Later, Albert started working on Evinrude outboard engines.
Albert credits Bobby Velasquez of Bobby's Marina, as his mentor.
At the time, Bobby worked as a mechanic and taught Albert his first
lessons in engine repair. After Albert picked up his first screwdriver, he
never put it down. Albert taught many of his co-workers how to use
parts catalogues. He would spend a lot of his free time showing how
engines were put together, from the parts books.
In 1972 Clifton Wilson arrived at Island Water World at the age of
18 to work as a bookkeeper Clifton recalls of my grandfather, "There
wasn't much of a bookkeeping system at the time and things were
done kind of haphazardly. It took a while to get a reasonable book-
keeping system going. Mr. Draper didn't like using calculators. He
kept information in a green columnar pad and seemed to never agree
with information from the manager at the time (Peter van Strien). I
would hear him mumbling as he mentally made his calculations."
In the late 1970s, the company opened an outlet at the Great Bay
Marina. That soon proved to be too small, and Island Water World
then opened an outlet at Bobby's Marina where it remains today.
Clifton Wilson recalls Island Water World's managers through the
years: Jeff Adams, Jan Matser, Pieter van Strien, Stuart and Robert De-
nike, Ed Dougherty, Bill Ritchie, Paul Marshall and now Sean Kennelly
Paul Marshall arrived in St. Maarten shortly after completing his
education at the University at Buffalo, fell in love with the island and
vowed never to return to the snow. For the first couple of years, Mar-
shall worked on the Black Swan owned by Doug Hazelton-better
known as "Captain Crunch."
After the demise of the Black Swan, Marshall needed some way to
finance his life in the Caribbean. So, in 1975 he began working for
Island Water World as a parts Salesman. Paul survived a succession
of managers to eventually run the business; for many years, Paul Mar-
shall was the face of Island Water World. He influenced the company
with much of his character-great attention to detail, strong control
and a sense of always doing the "right" thing, always choosing the
moral high road.
In 1980 my grandfather passed away. His partner, Bob Halsey, soon
approached my parents, Sally and Chet Dickerson, about selling his
shares of Island Water World so he could focus on his emerging NAPA
parts business on the island. At the time, my parents, my brother Bert
and I had just moved back to Washington D.C .from living in Tokyo,
Japan for six years. My father had worked for Monsanto and was re-
located to become a lobbyist on Capitol Hill. My parents purchased
Bob Halsey's shares and immediately began to manage the financial
aspects of Island Water World alongside Paul Marshall.
In 1994 Sean Kennelly arrived in St. Maarten and asked Paul for a
job. Paul asked what he could do. Sean said he could improve stock
turn, reduce inventories
and increase profit-Paul
gave Sean the job.
Sean recalls "The store
was a dark, dusty affair
that took up one-fourth of
the building. Paul Rosen
presided over his domain
from an elevated office
at the front. Lots of stuff
in brown paper packets.
There was a time where
the store was going to
closed." Sean remem-
bers that upon his arrival,
Island Water World had
just started using the ac-
counting software Coun-
on a regular basis.
In the mid 1990s, Is-
land Water World sold
more boats and motors
versus chandlery. Is-
land Water World didn't
make a huge profit and had inventory losses. The building in Cole
Bay was also occupied by FKG (marine rigging and fabrication),
Simpson Bay Diesel and St. Maarten Sail Loft. Sean had the drive to
expand the store. The other companies moved out, Paul and Sean
remodeled the store and Island Water World soon thereafter expe-
rienced a significant increase in Sales. I must not forget to mention
Paul Rosen, truly an unsung hero in the reshaping and emergence
of Island Water World.
In 1997 Sean Kennelly and Paul Marshall started the Island Water
World catalogue, and the following year opened the company's first
new store in Grenada. This was followed by a larger store in St. Georg-
es, Grenada, and, in 2003, by another new store in Rodney Bay, St
Lucia. In July 2005, the company purchased Dive Buddy, a successful
scuba and snorkeling business based in St. Maarten, and continues to
successfully develop Dive Buddy throughout the Caribbean.
In 2009 Island Water World launched their online store which,
coupled with secure online credit card facilities and very competitive
freight rates, allows sailors throughout the Caribbean easy access to
Island Water Worlds huge product range.
My parents, Sally and Chet Dickerson, have been an integral part
of expanding Island Water World to what it has become today. At
the age of 41, I find myself based in Ocean City, Maryland, married
to my beautiful wife Annemarie with my three children, Peyton, 15,
Ross, 12 and Riley, 10. For the past 18 years, my wife and I have
continued to manage her family legacy of running the Francis Scott
Key Family Resort.
And for the past two years, I have been involved in helping man-
age the growth and ownership responsibilities of Island Water World
stores in St Maarten, Grenada, St. Lucia and Curacao, and our ever-
expanding online store, islandwaterworld.com.
None of this would be possible without what I have found in my
family legacy: my friends and my co-workers at Island Water World-
truly fantastic people with great pride and great values. -
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LEE OVERLAY PARTNERS TOPS THREE-RACE OCEAN SERIES
For the second year running, Adrian Lee's Cookson 50, Lee
Overlay Partners, defeated Peter Harrison's Farr 114, Sojana,
to claim the overall title for the offshore series at Antigua
"Offshore racing in Antigua is just fantastic, constant trades
and ocean swell but for me it's more than just that," said Lee.
"I am passionate about offshore racing but the sport shares so
many values in business as well; skill, technology, experience,
team work and a lot of persistence. My team have shown
those qualities again this week and I would like to thank them
all for their efforts."
Lee Overlay Partners international crew were first in the
Guadeloupe race, third in the Round Antigua Race and second
As he stepped ashore the final afternoon, Zennstrom, Ran's Swedish
owner, said, "Fantastic weather, good breeze, good waves and tough
competition is what Antigua Sailing Week is all about. We had amaz-
ing two-boat racing with Titan all week ... We really enjoyed it and I
know the Titan guys did too ... It was a great way to end the regatta."
There was no great surprise to see Sin Duda-the American Santa
Cruz 52 owned by Chicago-based Lindsey Duda and her 15-strong
team-take an overall win of Racing 2, but Andrea Casale's Swan 90
DSK Pioneer Investments managed to break the 52s' complete domi-
nation of the class by winning the last race on corrected time.
Marc Glimcher and his team on J/122 Catapult secured an overall
win of Racing 3 by winning the final race, beating Peter Peake and
team on the extremely-competitive Reichel Pugh 44 Peake Yacht Ser-
vices Storm by just two points overall.
Racing for the top spots in Division B was equally close, with many
classes battling it out on the windward/leeward courses west of Fal-
mouth. In Performance Cruising 1, Italian Marco Serafini and team on
the FY61 Tyke secured their place at the top of the podium with a third
place in the final race.
One of the closest fleets during the week was Performance Cruising
2 where competition, particularly among the Caribbean contingent, was
in the Redonda race, three podium finishes in over 200 miles
of yacht racing. -Submitted by Louay Habib
extremely high. Three Antiguan boats took the top three places includ-
ing Hugh Bailey's First 456 Hugo B whose win the final day confirmed
first place overall, while Geoffrey Pidduck in his modified Six Metre, Biwi
Magic, took second, confirming second place overall. Carlo Falcone in
Caccia alla Volpe with just three points adrift took third overall.
In Cruising 1 Steve Kuhl and his British Sunbeat IVJeanneau SO 49
team sailed a fantastic last race to secure first place overall.
Rick Gormley in his First 38 Elethea, notched up another class win
the final day in Cruising 2 but it was too late to make an impact on Burt
Keenan's Frers 26-year-old Custom 48 Acadia, (which) sailed an impec-
cable series this week, not only taking first in class but an overall win
of Cruising Class. Tactician Neil Harvey said, "We've had a great week
and are proud to win this prestigious title."
The Bareboat Charter fleets were split into Gold and Silver fleets,
determined by the results from the week's racing, and Herbert Muen-
zel's Dufour 455 KH+P Sea You Later won the Gold Fleet overall.
This team, who've been racing together for 24 years, confirmed their
average age of 70 years, which, according to Muenzel, means they
have a total of 351 years of experience between them. Muenzel said,
"We'd like to tell all those young people, there is still
hope." The Silver Fleet winner, also from the KH+P Char-
ter company, was the Dufour 40 Fantasque skippered by
Five wins in a row for Robbie Ferron and team on La-
goon 410 Katzenellenbogen secured the win of the Cruis-
ing Multihull class, while Roman Paszke in the Polish 90ft
catamaran R-Six Team had an enjoyable week learning
about the boat in preparation for his forthcoming round
the world voyage.
Prizegiving for the 43rd edition of Antigua Sailing took
place the last evening at Nelson's Dockyard in English
Harbour. For full results: www.sailingweek.com.
Report courtesy of Antigua Sailing Week/Sue Pelling
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the southeast corner of the island. "We went to look at
the harbor before the set designers touched it and when
it was finished, it was amazing how much they transformed
it," Angela recounted. Magically it went from ordinary to a
50s' carnival scene.
"They built all these rum shanties full of old bottles,
some half full, quarter full of apple juice," said Lord. "The
champagne bottles were filled with ginger ale." No detail was spared.
After a bit of waiting in Nagoya, the boat jockeys finally came to
stage the yachts. Liberty, at 70 feet, was deemed to have the big-
gest footprint so she was anchored out. Heron and Patient Lady were
moved to the concrete dock where they grounded and pounded,
causing yet another delay. Since Hollywood can make Spiderman fly,
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extra dock along with airbags and divers who inched the vessels in.
Once the set was completed, the yacht crews, who would be ex-
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erected for wardrobe, hair and makeup.
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white shirt. "The most amazing thing was that I was paid to have my
hair cut by the same person who did Johnny Depp's." Husband Mi-
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PROFILE: FRANK VIRGINTINO
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S CRUISING AMBASSADOR
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
S ome Caribbean cruisers make their
plans while thinking of only the curving
chain from the Leeward totheWindward
Islands. An avid cruiser, cruising guide
author and marina designer and builder named
Frank Virgintino wants them to remember to
visit the northern Caribbean-especially the
"I've always loved sailboats and cruising,"
says Virgintino, a native New Yorker who, as
he recounts, grew up frugally and was always
captivated by tales of famous mariners who
chased the horizon and visited far off lands.
Virgintino graduated from Bernard Baruch
College with a degree in finance. One of his
first jobs, in addition to teaching college-level
finance, was handling the accounting for a small
boatyard in the Bronx. He eventually bought out
the owner and went on to build and own more
than 20 marinas, mostly in the Northeastern U.S.
One of these was the Minneford Yacht Yard, in
City Island, NY, a facility famous for building
several America's Cup Yachts.
Sailing has long been one of Virgintino's
passions. He bought his first boat at the age of
23, a 35-foot Pearson yawl, and taught himself to sail. His cruising
grounds over the last forty years have ranged from the Canadian
Maritimes to the southern Caribbean.
Nearly twenty-five years ago, Virgintino first visited the
Dominican Republic at the invitation of a friend. He fell in love
with the island, its people and its culture, and bought a second
home up near Pico Duarte, the highest
mountain in all of the Caribbean.
marina ZarPar Down at sea level, his friendship with a
businessman, Sr. Rafael Baez, sparked
the idea for the construction of a new
marina at Boca Chica.
"There was no marina facility to speak
of on the south coast of the island," says
Virgintino, "and no marina dedicated to
cruisers. Many of the other marinas on the
island are beautiful, but they are part of
mixed use developments."
Baez, the principal owner of the
2008-opened Marina Zar Par, located 10
to 15 miles east of Santo Domingo, gave
Virgintino a blank canvas and free reign to
design the facility.
"I set it up for cruisers," he says. "He
has everything I always looked for in a
for example, into finger
S7 piers with rounded
rather than square
edges and soft wood
strips on the pilings to
prevent scrapes and
scratches. Ample dock
carts, clean showers
and restrooms, a
captain's lounge, do-it-
yourself laundry, an on-
site restaurant (think
fresh fish, homestyle
rice and beans, and
cold beer), WiFi, a courtesy vehicle and complimentary rides to the
airport round out the picture for cruising sailors. The marina is an
official Seven Seas Cruising Association cruising station.
Marina ZarPar recently commissioned its 70 Ton Travelift Marine
hoist, and the location of the new pit will allow boats with drafts of up
to 10' to be hauled.
Once the design was drawn and meetings with planners and
engineers were well underway, Virgintino moved onto his next project,
writing a first-ever cruising guide to the Dominican Republic.
"Many cruisers will make a pit stop in Luperon to the north and then
immediately head east," he says. "I wanted to let people know there is
a northern and western Caribbean and to realize it's a beautiful virgin
Virgintino provisioned his "'I've always loved
67' William Gordon ketch and sailboats and cruising,'
embarked six crewmembers
that hailed from the Dominican says Virgintino, a
Republic, Haiti, Grenada and native New Yorker ..."
England, all bringing different
talents. Together they cast off on a six-week circumnavigation
of Hispanola to research his "Dominican Republic Cruising
Guide" (free downloads in English or Spanish are available at:
The route took the sailors from Boca Chica north to Cap Cana,
down the northern shore past Luperon to Monte Cristi to the west,
then south to Haiti with a stop at Tie a Vache (Cow Island; a popular
tourist destination) before returning back to Marina Zar Par.
"You thinkyou know, but in writing this guide I got to be the student and
learned just how extraordinary a cruising ground the Dominican Republic
is," says Virgintino. "In many places, it's like being back in the 1960s. There
are long stretches of white sand beaches with nobody around."
The first fifty pages of the Dominican Republic Cruising Guide
are designed to put cruisers' misperceptions about the country
to rest, Virgintino says. "I deal with the issues of bribes, tips, the
military influence and tell cruisers how to navigate culturally, that
is, how to smile, be gracious, how to say 'no' and what are the
important 'code' words."
Virgintino isn't stopping in his quest to acquaint cruisers with
the northern Caribbean. He set sail in May for a month-long
circumnavigation of Jamaica and will soon come out with a cruising
guide to this Caribbean country. -
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NERONE WINS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SECOND TIME
he Rolex Farr 40 Worlds series held at Casa de Campo
from April 21 to 24 was decided on the final race of the
final day, raced in front of a huge spectator fleet from
rubber ducks to 25 meter sport fishers.
Massimo Mezzaroma's Nerone (ITA) ended the day lauded
champion over a field of ten boats, for the second time (first in
2003), having fought tooth and nail in a gladiatorial arena worthy
of a blockbuster film. Guido Belgiorno-Nettis' Transfusion (AUS)
were beaten at the last, but certainly not disgraced. The next
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship will be held in Sydney in
February 2011. What a rematch in prospect.
The final day started early. Principal Race Officer, Peter Reggio,
knew he was in charge of a Worlds, and was determined to give the
participants every chance to complete the scheduled ten races, in
spite of losing the entire second day due to wind conditions.
For once the wind played ball-three races were held, all
at the highest intensity, with the three main protagonists in
contention for the laurels at the fore every time. Defending
champion, Jim Richardson's Barking Mad (USA), chose the last
day to put together their best daily tally of the series, scoring
2, 3, 1. The Australians on Transfusion held a two-point cushion
at the start of the day; all they had to do was keep in front
of Nerone. Easier said than done-Transfusion's three-point
advantage dissolved early into a one-point deficit.
The third race of the day, and tenth of the series as a whole, was
sailed in a gusting, building breeze that at times caught the Farr 40
crews off-guard, especially as they headed downwind. The previous
days of light-wind sailing had perhaps softened the usual battle-
hardened edge. Barking Mad took the race, leading from start to
finish, while behind her there were twists and turns aplenty.
To those watching Transfusion and Nerone seemed inseparable,
bound by a piece of elastic. However far apart they separated they
always came back together. Initially, Nerone held the advantage,
but the Aussies never gave up. In the circumstances, it looked all
over by the second windward mark, but the run was in unsettling
conditions: the strongest winds of the championship and sea-state
stirred by the machinations of the avid spectator fleet. Transfusion
tried their best, throwing a couple of gybes at Nerone, trying to
draw an error. The Italians, though, had scented victory and sailed
impeccably, even managing to roll over the top of Transfusion into
second place. The noise and celebration started before the line
was crossed. Nerone had won their second World Championship
and deservedly so. Class Manager, Geoff Stagg, had commented
the night before that "it takes luck as well as skill to win the Rolex
Farr 40 Worlds." Nerone had certainly ridden the bucking bronco
of luck most adeptly over the last four days.
The victor, Mezzaroma, said, "After last year at the Worlds in
Sardinia we were a bit sad because losing in the last race of the
series is very tough. This time we won! Sometimes it comes,
sometimes it goes."
The 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship will take place
February 23 26, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. For this year's
complete results: www.farr40worlds.com.
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BOATERS' GENERATOR AND ENGINE NOISES ARE AT ISSUE
BY LYNDA LOHR
vernight visits are not allowed in St. John's V.I. Coral
Reef National Monument except when a major storm
threatens. This includes the popular Hurricane Hole, park
officials said. Additionally, no anchoring is allowed except
in emergencies. The monument has 11 day-use moorings for boats up
to 60 feet, two dive moorings and six moorings for fishermen.
The monument, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, was established by former
President Bill Clinton in 2001 to protect 12,708 acres of submerged
lands. It's managed by staff at VI. National Park and sits adjacent to
Don't expect any changes in the mooring situation until a
management plan is in place. "We are in the process of doing a general
management plan and subsequent plans to follow," monument and
park superintendent Mark Hardgrove said. He anticipates that once
the management plans for both the monument and the park are
completed in about two years, overnight mooring would be allowed in
the monument's section of Round Bay but still not in Hurricane Hole.
"They're in there looking for a peaceful, tranquil environment where
they can hear the sounds of nature," Hardgrove said of Hurricane
Hole. The issue is generators and loud engine noise, which interrupt
Hurricane Hole's quiet.
Jeff Miller, a National Park Service biologist based at the park in
St. John, and Rafe Boulon, the park's chief of resource management,
both pointed out that the mangroves that fringe Hurricane Hole are
one of the last protected stands of mangroves in the territory. Those
mangroves serve as nurseries for many species of fish, corals and birds,
which thrive in the monument's calm waters. The water is calm thanks
to Hurricane Hole's location in a corner of Coral Bay.
"All of these relatively fragile marine treasures use the mangroves
because of the protection they offer These are where the youth of the
marine environment comes from," Miller said. Boulon indicated that
the monument also serves as a nursery for ole wife, a popular species
on Caribbean menus, and as habitat for lobster. Additionally, he said
that humpback whales visit during their winter migration.
Although the monument is a decade old, boaters don't seem to be
getting the "no overnight visits and no anchoring" message. Boats,
including megayachts, often drop anchor in the monument, but when
the park staff discovers them, they're referred to one of the national
park's 212 moorings located in park waters around St. John. Hardgrove
said he recently attended a charter boat show on St. Thomas in hopes
of getting the word out.
Commercial operators can't use the monument at all. Park
management recently told several commercial day sail boats that
they couldn't use the monument's waters until the management
plan is in place. Those operators had permits to use national park
waters, and erroneously assumed that the permits were good in
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St. John resident Robin Gallup was using the monument for day
charters aboard her boat, Long Distance. She was one of the ones
who got a call. "I understand, but I wish it could be shorter," she
said, referring to the two-year time frame to complete the monument
Gallup pointed out that many charter boats use the monument,
particularly when the seas are rough along the north shore. "They swing
into Hurricane Hole for their second snorkel," she said. Hardgrove said
he envisions that once the plan is done, kayak and snorkel operations
will get permits to use the monument.
Although there is no overnight anchoring or mooring most of the
year, that changes when tropical systems like hurricanes threaten.
Hurricane Hole has 101 spots on four hurricane mooring chains for
boaters to use when storms are on their way. Registration is closed
for the 2010 hurricane season, but the announcement about the 2011
season will come out in the spring.
Boats must be present in U.S or British Virgin Island waters for at
least 50 percent of the June 1 through Nov. 30 hurricane season to be
eligible to use the hurricane chain.
Information on the mooring and anchoring rules is available at www
nps.gov/viis and at www.friendsvinp.org. For more on Hurricane Hole
hurricane moorings, email Boulon at email@example.com or call
693-8950, extension 224. For more information on Coral Reef National
Monument, call 340-776-6201.
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14 CLASSES COMPETE IN BVI SPRING REGATTA
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY TODD VANSICKLE
T housands of sailors and visitors were drawn to /
the week-long 39th BVI Spring Regatta and Titan 15
Sailing Festival at Nanny Cay on Tortola from
March 29 to April 4 this year. The regatta had
103 participating boats that competed in 14 classes on
courses in the Sir Francis Drake Channel that consisted
of island racing and windward/leeward marks.
Organizers were happy with the high standard sailing
that took place. "It was down a little from last year,
but there was higher quality in the racing classes,"
BVISR Chairman Bob Phillips said, adding that more
than 20 countries were represented at the event which
generated about $3 million for the local economy.
Kevin Rowlette's Rushin Rowlette won the Racing
D Class and was awarded Best BVI Boat. However, I
Rowlette presented the award to the crew of Luxury
Girl whose captain, Guy Eldridge, died from a fall
after competing in the first day of the Rolex Regatta
in St. Thomas. Before the start of the regatta, the race
committee boat called for a moment of silence over the
VHF radio in his honor.
"I felt the award was for the best performance,"
Rowlette said. "And I felt performing under those
circumstances was the most worthy." Luxury Girl would
finish fifth in its class and was awarded the Spirit and
Enthusiasm award, renamed in Mr. Eldridge's honor
The wooden plaque will be recreated with a replica of
Luxury Girl for next year's event.
"Guy left us last week prematurely," Chris Haycraft
said during the award ceremony. "He was a great
competitor He was an outstanding sailor ... Guy will be
missed, but will not be forgotten." Haycraft introduced
the Luxury Girl crew on stage, which included Eldridge's
wife, Sue-Ellyn, who competed during the first day of
In the Multi Hull Division, Team NannyCayedged out
the smaller boat Piglet in the four race series. Winning skipper Richard
Wooldridge said the victory was due to his regular crew. "That pays
dividends, when you sail with the same crew year in and year out."
"On the first two days, we weren't very good," said Piglet's skipper
Joe San Martin from St. Croix. Piglet had trouble with its spinnaker and
locating marks on the courses. Next year the two sailors have agreed
that they will swap boats for at least one race. "No more Mister Nice
Guy," said San Martin.
The regatta added windsurfing and an International Yacht Club
Challenge to this year's lineup. Three clubs participated in the
challenge, including the BVI, Puerto Rico and Boston. The Puerto Rico
team won both the challenge and its class. PR skipper Gustavo Pinto
said, "We'll be back to defend our title next year This is definitely
the start of something good and has really raised the standard of the
In the IC24 Class, first place would be decided in the last race when
Fraito Lugo's Orion pulled ahead of Colin Rathbun's Team Lime, which
was leading by three points. Rathbun would have to settle for second
place after finishing sixth.
After the award ceremony, Titan 15's grinder Mark Strube was at the
Regatta Village celebrating his team's victory in Racing A Class. "As a
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team we came together really well," he said. "Things went smoothly."
Titanl5 replaced Titan 14, which was sold in Italy.
"This boat is way better," Strube said. "This boat is like a rocket
ship-it's unbelievable." The Titan 15 crew of 24 were staying at
Sopers Hole, but made an effort to come to the Regatta Village each
night by power boat. "The parties have been great; the people have
been great; the racing has been great," Strube said.
The team headed to Antigua and then to the US East Coast to
compete in several other regattas. "We reached our expectations,"
Strube said. "Vela Veloce was a tough competitor They gave us a run
for our money."
Todd O'Neil on Three Harkoms said he, "trims the jib and is the
floor guy" on the boat, which took first place in the Racing E Division.
O'Neil credits "good starts" for the crew's success. "The breeze wasn't
the most favorable for us, but we did a good job with rig and kept the
boat powered up."
It was O'Neil's first BVISR, as well as the crew's first time competing
together at the regatta. However, they sailed in the Rolex Regatta
in St. Thomas the week before and finished second, which he said
provided valuable practice for the team.
O'Neil was impressed with how well the regatta was run. "The
courses favor the bigger boats," he said. "But I guess it didn't affect
us too negatively. We went crazy getting things done. We had jibs,
reachers, spinnakers and we used them twice in one race-whatever
The boat's crew was in bed by 11 p.m. on most nights. "We didn't
really stay out too late," O'Neil said, "as winning teams usually don't.
We all listened to the band from bed."
Each night the Regatta Village had live music by local musicians. On
the last night, hundreds of people danced in the sand to a techno beat
as the event came to a close.
This year's regatta fell on Eas-
ter Sunday, however, organizers
planned appropriate activities.
"When I realized the regatta was
going to fall over Easter, I knew
that this day is very important to
many people of various religions
and it would be very hard for
them not to have a chance to give
thanks and go to church if they
were out sailing," BVISR Director
Judy Petz said.
Patty Varga of St. Thomas,
who was part of the mothership
support boat for Saga I, attended
the service along with more than
20 people on the beach at Nanny
Cay "I think it was a wonderful
thing planned," Varga said. Later
that day, about two dozen children
scurried around the village looking
for hidden plastic Easter eggs.
Organizers have already started
planning for the 40th anniversary
and hope to have a high-profile musician and twice as many boats. "It
is going to be bigger and better," said Bob Phillips. -
Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands.
RESULTS: FIRST IN CLASS
JIB AND MAIN A
JIB AND MAIN B
Team Nanny Cay
SUP: A HYBRID SPORT CROPS UP IN CARIBBEAN
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING GROWS IN POPULARITY
BY JANE BAKEWELL
A s stand up paddleboarding
is gaining recognition in the
Caribbean, it's also gaining
a few new names. This surf-inspired
sport is really a hybrid between paddle
sports and surfing and is known by
its enthusiastic fan club as "SUP "or
just "stand up." It encompasses the
benefits of the kayak experience-
self propelled by paddles in a light
vessel-with the thrill of surfing-
catching "runners," (ocean swells that
don't crest) for a long smooth ride.
Spotting a group of SUPers, can
seem visually out of place at first.
These "herons of the high seas," are standing upright on modified
surfboards with six foot paddles, cruising along the open sea
near reef breaks, or "gunkholing" in and out of quiet bays with
mangroves. The sport is grabbing a following not just from
the cross over surf crowd, but increasingly with soft adventure
enthusiasts and families. The beauty is that SUP can be picked-up
by a beginner in less than an hour.
Most boards range between nine and 14 feet in length (some
longer) and provide a wide stable platform with a non-skid deck
pad. The paddle motion is designed to make the board plane by
pushing the water down and then dropping the pull for another
reach. It's a great core work out that involves many different
muscle groups and requires balance, agility and endurance.
Generally islands in the Caribbean that offer water sports such
as surfing, windsurfing or kayaking will also provide equipment for
SUP In Puerto Rico, SUPers can take the nature route and enjoy
Lake Carrizo (20 minutes outside San Juan) surrounded by lush
hills or the Piniones Estuary (just east of Isla Verde), a mangrove
forest inhabited by many varieties of birds, animals and sea life.
Another two popular spots are San Juan Bay for off shore reefs or
the Condado Lagoon.
In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the island of St. John boasts a
national forest reserve which covers two thirds of the island.
There SUPers can find hidden bays and coves only accessible
by water. Last year three intrepid souls-two in kayaks and one
on a SUP-circumnavigated the island for a story published
in a popular canoe and kayak magazine. The adventure was
described as both arduous and rewarding with the SUPer
doing best on down wind courses and quiet bays. A SUP can
support travel gear lashed to the bow with the paddler carrying
additional backpack supplies.
The popularity of the sport in the BVI has grown as well.
One used to see a few SUPers mixed in with the surfers at
Josiah's Bay or Apple Bay. Now, it is not odd to see a flotilla
of SUPs cruising the palm tree-lined shores of Brewer's Bay
or exploring the quiet coves of Little Jost Van Dyke. Water
sports centers in Tortola report an increase of charter yachts
that request a SUP rental as part of their cruising water
Both Puerto Rico and the BVI have recently begun promoting
SUP as a competitive event as well. The 2009 San Juan SUP Run
In November was the first professional stand up paddleboarding
event in the Caribbean, attracting amateurs and pros from
California and the USVI.
This year in the BVI over the last week of June will be the 26th
annual Highland Spring HIHO windsurfing races, which have
now added SUP to the competition. Pros from the US, including
Californian Ernie Johnson, winner of the pro paddle board event
in San Juan, are expected in courses that vary from downwind
runs to island circumnavigation. For more information on this
month's upcoming event: www.go-hiho.com. -@
Jane Bakewell is a freelance writer who has called the BVI
home for the last 15 years. An active supporter of the KATS
program, she also ran a day charter/snorkeling business for
VIRGIN GORDA VISAR CREW GETS NEW BOAT
A DOUBLE CELEBRATION IN THE BVI
uring the Virgin Islands Search and
Rescue's Governor's Reception,the
Virgin Gorda team of volunteers
got a very pleasant surprise. Phil Aspinall
(VISAR President) proudly handed over
the keys to the long awaited new rescue
boat for the Virgin Gorda crew. The boat
named Gorda Peak IV is a purpose-built
26' rescue rib outfitted with state of the
art electronics and powered by twin 225
horsepower Yamaha engines.
Lars Giersing, crew chief of the Virgin
Gorda team, was particularly happy with
features of the new boat. "The VG rescue
team cover an area that encompasses
Cooper Island to Anegada; the larger size
and power of this rib will enable us to cover
a much wider range more efficiently."
"The Virgin Gorda crew have proven
themselves time and again in rescues," said Aspinall. "With the
addition of this new vessel they are better equipped to search
larger areas, for longer and in the event of a rescue arrive on scene
quicker and less fatigued, better able to assist the casualty."
Murray Maxwell, the Virgin Gorda Action Representative, said,
"The new rescue boat is an exceptionally valuable tool for the
Virgin Gorda based rescue team, and represents a great deal
of effort and dedication both by VISAR members and VISAR's
supporters in the community. We're grateful to everyone who
helped make this possible."
The annual banquet, re-named the "Governors Gourmet
Gathering," was a real hit this year and Rebecca Clarke VISAR
executive officer, was grateful for the communities' support of the
event. "The Governor serves as our patron for VISAR; we added
the gourmet touch just last year and it has proven even more
rewarding. Between the ticket sales and auction, we raised close
to $20,000 for VISAR. In return for the amazing food and local
support, we were able to promote the BVI's top notch culinary
industry by hosting guest chefs," Clarke reported.
VISAR was founded in 1988 and was modeled on the Royal
National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in the UK, the world's oldest
lifeboat service. Like the RNLI and many other lifeboat services
in Europe, it is an independent, volunteer-based organization
funded almost entirely by charitable donations, and relies very
heavily on the financial support of the local community, visitors to
the British Virgin Islands and people like you. -
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ARTICLE AND PHOTO BY GARY E. BROWN
f you have been sailing as long as I have, you may have owned
a set of oilskins similar to the ones that I had all those years
ago. You know the ones, they were usually all black, or an awful
florescent orange that made you feel queasy to look at.
I bought my first set of 'oilies' from the fishermen's co-operative.
I also bought a pair of wellington boots and a sou'wester to go with
them. All togged up, I was ready to face my first gale at sea.
My oilskins were useless. After 15 minutes, I was wet through and
that was before we hit any rain or flying spray. When conditions did
deteriorate, my foul, foul weather gear scooped up the water and sent
it up my sleeves where it met a deluge streaming south from around
my neck. Mixed with sweat and condensation, the water continued its
journey until it found a home in my equally useless sea boots.
Changes in foul weather gear came slowly to the leisure market
and for years, clothes designed specifically for the yachtsman failed
to deliver on their promise. Thankfully, that has now changed due,
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Christopher Marshall is the General Manager of Budget Marine; he
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clothing on the water, world wide. If you have ever raced a Melges 24,
or seen one racing, then you will know why Marshall and his team were
chosen to test sailing clothing. Melges 24s are fast, wet and require a
lot of physical effort to sail. But it goes deeper than that. The Budget
Marine Team sails exclusively in the Caribbean, and that's not the place
to wear the same foul weather gear you would use while rounding
Cape Horn. That's where on-the-water testing comes in.
Marshall says he just loves to sail, and getting to test a new line of
clothing and supply ideas is a bonus. "We've been able to give the guys
from Gill some good feedback about what we like and what we don't
like. We tell them how we think things could be improved, and they
take note. One thing that Gill has yet to make is a proper racing shoe.
We've given them a lot of comments on what we would need and what
we would look for. They've taken notes and say they will come out with
something, and it's really nice to be part of that process."
Gill North America President David Pritchard says involving sailors
in the development of sailing clothing makes sense, especially when
developing a new line of clothing for a specific area like the Caribbean.
"Chris Marshall and his team test our gear, wear our clothing and send
us ideas. It's a natural platform for testing. We provide the gear, they
supply feedback. We have forms that they fill out and send back to us.
We have new fabrics we are testing, and new ideas. A lot of them don't
work out, but a lot of them do."
It's good to know that tomorrow's sailing gear has been developed,
tried and tested here in the Caribbean. What became of my leaky old
florescent oilskins? I cut them into strips. Best fishing lures I ever had! -&
Author and journalist Gary Brown is the presenter of YachtBlast, Island
92's weekly sailing program broadcast from St. Maarten. Look for Gary's
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FIRST OUTING OF LES VOILES
DE SAINT BARTH A U
TWENTY THREE BOATS COMPETE IN FIVE CLASSES
BY ELLEN LAMPERT GREAUX
he first edition of Les Voiles de Saint Barth-a new nautical
event launched by the island of St Barthelemy and its
Tourism Committee in conjunction with the Port of Gustavia
and the St Barth Yacht Club-was deemed a success. With
four days of racing, April 7 10, and 23 boats divided into five classes,
the participation in this first year was lighter than the organizers had
hoped for, but with a large budget and major sponsors-such as
Richard Mille watches, Mount Gay Rum, and Tattinger Champagne
among others-the event seems to have made a big enough splash
to attract a much larger number of boats in 2011.
The five classes this year were Super Yacht, Classic, Racing, Racing-
Cruising, and Racing-Multihull. Good winds and sunny weather
prevailed and allowed for great racing. On day one, with 19 knots
of wind from the East-Northeast, the boats enjoyed two courses set
up by race director, French sailor Luc Poupon: 29 miles for the Super
Yachts and 25 miles for the other classes.
Some of the best duels on the water were between the sloop Rambler
and the ketch Sojana. Rambler ultimately won the Super Yacht class, but
it was a bittersweet win, as a member of their crew, Australian sailor
Peter "Spike" Doriean, died in a tragic accident (not related to the boat)
the Monday before the race started. The crew decided
to race in his memory, and putting their heart into it, took
top honors. (A fund-http://www.dorieanfamilyappeal.
com/index.html-has been set up to take donations for
Doriean's wife and two small children).
Another close battle was between the two entries from
the stable of Donald Tofias, his 76' W-Class beauties
White Wings and Wild Horses. With Tofias at the helm
of Wild Horses, he prevailed after four days of racing to
win the Classic division, but Faraday Rosenberg and her
all-female crew aboard White Wings certainly gave him
a run for this money and provided a great sailing match
between these sister boats.
On day two, April 8, the wind increased to an average
of 20 knots and the boats were having a blast as they
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challenge of 19 miles for the smaller boats and 30 miles for the bigger
yachts, or roughly halfway around the island and back. Day four, April
10, was another race around the island, roughly 22 miles, with another
great performance and a fourth consecutive win in the Racing-Cruising
class for Robert Velasquez, of Bobby's Marina in St. Maarten aboard
L'Esp6rance, beating the Saint Barth local entry, Raymond Magras'
Speedy Nemo, who took a well deserved second place in that class.
The awards ceremony took place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 on
a stage built as part of the race village on the main dock, with fashion
photographer Patrick Demarchlier, the "godfather" of the race, on
hand along with Bruno Magras, the president of the Collectivity of Saint
Barth and Anne Dentel, representing the island's hotel association.
The next day, a large picnic was organized on the beach in Colombier
to conclude this first edition of the event.
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committee for Les Voiles de Saint Barth, noted that everyone was
satisfied with the results of their efforts and were ready to start working
on next year: "We'll be back," he said. -1
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ROWING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
WOODVALE CHALLENGE BOATS ARRIVE ON ANTIGUA
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS 2010 BY DAVID H. LYMAN
The last of the transatlantic rowers arrived in English Harbor,
Antigua on April 24. James Ketchell completed the 2009/2010
Woodvale Challenge, a grueling 2,548 mile row across the
Atlantic to Antigua in 110 days. Now, there are easier ways to
reach this vacation island than to row thousands of miles, but the point
is not getting to Antigua, it's the doing of it that counts.
This annual competition is one of the world's great "extreme sports."
The ordeal is akin to other personal challenges like climbing Mount
Everest, rounding Cape Home, transiting the Northwest Passage or
surviving a winter on a small boat locked in the ice of Antarctica.
More than 30 boats entered this year's Woodvale Challenge across the
Atlantic. The winds and current helped push the fleet along, and while the
towering waves could be daunting, no one capsized and no one was lost.
The field of over 50 rowers was made up of teams in two and four
person boats, with 10 brave souls making the two to three month trip
solo One of teams was made up of two women, Melanie King, 37 and
Anne Januszewski, 41, both from the UK. They made their crossing in
77 days. The record crossing time is 33 days and seven hours. The field
of international participants included two Americans; the majority of
the rowers were from the UK.
Ketchell (Ketch for short) from Hampshire, England arrived feeling
"rather good ... what I'm looking for right now is a cheeseburger
and a cold Coke." An account manager for Avnet Solutions, a UK IT
firm, Ketch's voyage took two years of planning and preparation. His
adventure, like most, cost just over $25,000 in personal and corporate
funds. Speedo contributed $3000. Other companies provided gear, and hungry, Ketch said lessons the voyage taught him included, "just
and his own company gave him eight months off to complete this keep going ... just keep going ..." A hand-written message over the
personal quest. Upon stepping ashore at English Harbor, wobbly companionway door was his constant reminder
This annual challenge is not a competition-at two knots one can
hardly call it a race. It's not about who comes in first or last. Every one
who finishes wins. It's about the struggle one faces when confronted
by forces far greater them oneself. "The ocean allowed me to make
this passage," said one rower Leo Rosette, a 59 year-old retired U.S.
Marshal, who arrived after 102 days at sea, said, "The ocean gave
me three lessons. One: be afraid. Two: don't be greedy, take what
the ocean gives you. Three: the sea is unpredictable, it will suddenly
change." Leo, who lost 35 pounds en route, said he would not do this
again, but was glad for having completed the crossing. "The hardest
part of this voyage will be the next 200 strokes to the landing area," the
wiry ex-policeman told me when I met him at the entrance to English
Harbor. "I'm looking at climbing Mount Everest in two years."
After all but one of the boats arrived (one poor soul was so far off
course that he would have to be towed back to Antigua), Woodvale
organized a Prize Giving and banquet in London, scheduled to be held
May 22 for all the rowers. For more information: atlanticrowingrace09.
corn and www woodvale-challenge.com. Read Ketch's blog at www
FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY
THE ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA APRIL 15 20
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY JAN HEIN
wo days before the 23rd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
a day-long deluge sent varnish and gold leaf artisans
running for cover as blue tape trailed behind. The heavy
rain dampened last minute touch-ups but not the spirit of the 50
plus beauties gathered for one of the world's most ostentatious
The vessels, ranging in size from Rebecca's 140' to Springtide's
24' sailed in from an atlas of ports, each bearing a distinctive
personality and rich, inimitable story. Many were repeat customers
hoping to capture top honors but most returned for a guaranteed
good time that first-time attendees quickly caught on to.
One of the initiates, Guiding Light, 42', sailed straight from
Liverpool with only owner Roy Boughton onboard. The Gauntlet
Sloop's 73 years did not diminish her speed or beauty and she
earned several firsts and class Concourse d'Elegance. With a
permanent smile on his face, Boughton proclaimed, "I've never
enjoyed myself so much!"
Taru, a 40' Gaff Sloop designed and built by owner Chris
Bowman, might have traveled the farthest but for sure did so in
the oddest manner Built in Sri Lanka to fit into a
container, it was shipped first to Australia, then on
to St. Maarten, where it was released and rigged.
Bowman said the sail to Antigua was fast but
nothing like the 18 knots they hit while surfing down
waves under main and spinnaker in the final race.
The J-Boats Ranger, Velsheda and the recently-
launched Hanuman were set to do battle until the
new gal was pulled from the regatta, sparking
speculation and deep disappointment. Knowing
that the show must go on, Velsheda and Ranger
hit the course hard, charging through the fleet like
runaway freight trains, turning heads and sending
many to grab a camera.
The ever-growing traditional class had three first
time participants adding color and charisma to the
predominantly Carriacou-built crowd. Beauty of
Petite Martinique, 47' of deep blue tradition, held
her own on the course and at every rum-soaked
These island built boats tie stern-to around
Falmouth Harbor Marina creating Carriacou Corner
where the most entertaining high-decibel debates
occur In the thick of it was Margeta-O II, 40',
enjoying a holiday from her cargo/fishing career.
For her builder/owner, Uncle Cyril Comptom (aka,
Uncle C) and crew, it was pure fun both on the
water and dockside. "Dis is de mose fun I ever
had," he announced. Had he ventured over to Pink
Lady, it might have gotten even better
Each day's race was unpredictable, driven by the
quirkiest weather conditions that changed around
IN THE PINK AT THE ANTIGUA CLASSIC
As Pink Lady approached the final
finish line of the Antigua Classic
Yacht Regatta, skipper Kirsty
Morrison announced their arrival
on the VHF, "Committee boat,
committee boat, Pink Lady. We
are about to cross the finish line."
A chuckling, pleased voice
responded, "Girls ... girls ..
girls! Welcome back!" Pink Lady,
with a rail of ladies hooting
and saluting, crossed the line
receiving a one-gun salute for
their over the top performance.
The 37-foot Carriacou sloop
did not win, didn't even place,
but it finished vivaciously with
grace and aplomb despite a
string of obstacles.
Morrison hatched the pink
plan after sailing in the 2007 Classic Regatta where
she fell head-over-heels for the Carriacou-built boats.
Smitten with their color and tradition she set out to buy
or build one that would be perfectly painted for an all-
Some time later when she was on charter in the
Grenadines, she spotted her dreamboat anchored off Palm
Island and inquired about its availability. It wasn't for sale,
lease or charter but after a relentless email campaign,
Morrison wore down the resistance of owner Robert Barrett
who agreed to let her sail it to Antigua for the race.
The boat, built in 1975 for fishing, had a few major issues
which to Kirsty were no problem. She had it hauled in
Carriacou for bottom work, snagged some sails in Bequia
(retro-fitted with traditional PVC pipe battens) then sailed
to St. Vincent where a new engine was installed.
Good to go, Morrison and a small but brave crew set
off into fierce weather that battered them all the way to
Falmouth Harbor. The next storm threat occurred in the
customs office when she was asked to produce the ship's
papers. She had a copy of the owner's bill of sale but since
the boat had never been registered, there would be a
problem completing the official forms. A chief officer was
summoned; he did a bit of head shaking then picked up a
pen and filled in the registration number: 00000.
During Morrison's voyage down the pink path, many
invitations were sent to sailing girl-friends, but who
would actually show remained a mystery until the night
before the first race. Team Pink, an international crew
of 10, eagerly jumped onboard, attired in a uniform of
matching bikinis, mini skirts and Pink Lady/Palm Island Ts.
Tying the eye-catching ensemble together were hot pink
hats that quickly became collector's items, some fetching
impressive sums of money.
On the second day of racing, a magenta Sharpie
appeared, the tool that would emblazon crew shirts with
nicknames like Scary Mary, Psycho Betty, Killer B, Thirsty
Kirsty and Typsy Gypsy. The rain that day artistically ran
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creating the need for a crew pact. Silence, the ladies
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every mark. Rain was a major factor along with crazy, dark
and stormy squalls that backed and filled. Regatta Chairman
Kenny Combs, who has been at the Classic helm all 23 years,
remarked, "It wasn't the windiest or the calmest regatta but
it might have been the rainiest."
Although everyone sailed like gentlemen (because it is the
Gentlemen's Race,) there were a few mishaps. Spirited Lady
of Fowey, a 56' Spirit Yachts Sloop, took a ding in the stern.
Numerous sails blew; lines parted; a back stay gave up. The
100' sloop Gaia had a monster-size main winch pulled from
the deck, the force sending the drum to the deep.
The biggest collision happened when the 67' M Class
Yawl, Galatea, was rammed in the starboard quarter, shoving
the transom cap rail over to port, opening up planking seams
on the way. Repairs were made but during the next day's
race the mizzen mast gave out, leaving an even bigger mess.
Within hours after limping back to the dock a substantial
mountain of woodchips lay on deck and by dawn the sailors
were ready to race, their efforts earning them the coveted
Spirit of Regatta Trophy.
There were a few boats that had a hard time keeping up
with the fleet but somehow managed to still make the post-
race parties in time, a noble effort that has no prize. The crowd
pleasing Old Bob seemed to have the best time crawling
around the buoys, but right behind them was Buxom, a 33'
Hanna ketch with the saltiest looking crew. The 30' Cornish
Crabber, Rainbow, had an assist from the committee when
the downwind mark was mysteriously moved out of her way.
Taking part in a regatta so full of flash and splendor is
exhilarating, exhausting and, of course, thirst-inducing. A flotilla
of kind sponsors, recognizing the sacrifice, put on a string of
shore side events that wore down even the rummiest sailors.
Parties on the AYC lawn, under red tents, dangerously on the
dock, with champagne, sundowners, barbeque, Maine lobster,
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D ays prior to the 29th running of Bequia's
Easter Regatta, the Admiralty Bay
anchorage began to swell dangerously
Race boats blew in from over a dozen
countries, some bringing mother ships bearing
supplies along with full-on fan clubs. Cruising boats,
bareboats and spectating vessels squeezed into
every available watery hole; high speed taxis ferried
passengers helter skelter; and local boats delivered
fuel, laundry, bread and lobster as a hive of inflatable
dinghies buzzed the bay. Just when it seemed there
was no more room at the inn, several base-booming
ferries pulled in bearing hordes of gyrating visitors.
Ironically the real party started on April Fool's
Day with a skippers' briefing amidst tents of free-flowing beverages
supplied by the red hat rum runners, Mt. Gay. Captains and crew of
a record 86 registered boats fueled up for four days of seriously fun
competition organized by the Bequia Sailing Club.
Day one on the course, Good Friday, was just that. Winds were light
but never gave up, allowing each boat to fly a full wardrobe of sails.
The first leg, upwind of the line, was a bit of an obstacle course with
a ship and one mega yacht anchored in the way, but the extra tacking
added drama along with a couple of minor collisions and a handful of
The J-24 Class rounded the mark in a cluster, popping chutes like
a blossoming field of flowers. Sixteen entrants sailed hard to win the
Bequia crown but also to grab top honors for the first sanctioned J-24
Southern Caribbean Championship.
Another one-design class was the 25-foot French Surprise boats
that made the long trip from Martinique onboard ships. Their sponsor-
emblazoned hulls colored the course and supplied
plenty of reading material for nearby boats.
The second day of competition turned into
a bumper-car ride with fading and fluky winds.
The downwind mark near West Cay turned into a
parking lot with plenty of high spirited road rage
filling the air, but luckily, no one felt the need to
use their horn.
The heart of the regatta, 33 double ended
"fishing boats," started LeMans style from Lower
Bay, boomed out and bailing. Seven separate
starts created a parade of tradition hailing from
Bequia, Canouan, Union and Carriacou.
Easter Sunday, termed Lay Day, was jam packed
with one event after another. The Heineken Round
the Island Race set off from Admiralty Bay, while
in Friendship Bay, contestants and the curious
filled the beach for the start of the fishing boat
race. Busy sculptors took part in the Sand Castle
Contest followed by a Crazy Craft Competition
with four inventive, enthusiastic vessels that
somehow sailed down the beach before losing all
For the final day of racing the weather blew in
with true Caribbean conditions, perfect for the
Admiralty Bay triangle course. Fishing boats had
an added leg taking them out and around the
south end of the island.
Each day's race was followed by an awards
ceremony, but the finale held at the Gingerbread
Hotel was the biggest and best. Nicola Redway,
FIRST PLACE OVERALL
CRUISING CLASS I Petit Careme-
Rawle Barrow -Trinidad
CRUISING CLASS II Trinity- Doug Pinciaro USA
RACING CLASS Category 5 -
Richard Szyjan -Grenada
J-24 CLASS Hawkeye Robert Povey Barbados
SURPRISE CLASS Clippers Ship -
Manu Velasquez France
28 FOOT CLASS Lightning
CLASS I Knowledge
CLASS II My Love
CLASS IV- Unity
CLASS V-A Tornado
CLASS V-B Shamu
CLASS VI Limbo Dance
chief organizer of the perfectly-orchestrated regatta, emceed the
presentation of prizes that included fishing gear, anchors, tool boxes,
VHF radios, GPS units and other coveted boat gear In an over-the-top
effort to please, the committee keeps track of who gets what so that
winners will receive a new thrill each year
Former Prime Minister, the Honorable James Mitchell took the
stage, joking to the revved-up crowd, "I regret and take responsibility
for the lack of wind on the first two days. We're glad, though, that you
got to see the blooming yellow pouie." Laughing, he continued, "I'm
sorry there was a little crash of the yachts here and there. Sometimes
that's needed to get them out of your way."
For many, the Bequia Easter Regatta was an inaugural event, but
for one sailor it was the last, the retirement race of a legendary,
lifetime career. Trinidad's Rawle Barrow drove his Beneteau 38, Petit
Careme, to one first after another, netting him the overall win in the
Cruising Class I. As he took the stage to collect a beautiful Bequia
model boat, the crowd cheered for the man who in earlier days was
an Olympic sailor.
More full and half models were placed into proud hands until the
ceremony came to a propitious end as the sky opened up with much
needed rain, sending everyone for cover. Participants would soon
sail away, taking with them unforgettable memories and the words
of Mr. Mitchell ... "You're always welcome here on this beautiful rock
called Bequia." -&
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MED STUDENT ORGANIZES ISLAND'S FIRST SURF CONTEST
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY DEREK PICKELL
n American invasion sometime in the mid
1980s, a region of Spain, or perhaps spices-
these are the things that people typically
associate with Grenada, but not surfing. As
the founder of Grenada's first and only surf shop, I have
often been asked, "There's surf in Grenada?!?" Yes, like
our neighboring islands of Barbados and Tobago, there
is surf here, and under the right conditions it can be
What Grenada lacks is a surfing culture or many local
surfers. The community is mainly comprised of an ever-
changing mix of American medical students studying at
St. George's University, visiting sailors, and expatriates
working on the island.
Last February, American medical student Craig Brown
took a few hours away from studying to surf just north of
the nation's capital at Cherry Hill. On the Caribbean side
of the Island, the break there is normally sheltered from
the usual easterly swell, but the northerly swell was now
creating eight-foot wave faces, and even the occasional overhead
barrel. Returning home, Craig found that the forecast for the weekend
was for light winds and an even larger swell.
It was the promise of this forecast that gave rise to Grenada's first
surfing contest. Despite his demanding class and study schedule,
Craig managed to organize the event in less than one week. Fifteen
competitors would represent seven countries including Bermuda,
the Bahamas, Norway, Puerto Rico, England, the United States and
Grenada. Most were American medical students, but the event also
attracted one of Grenada's rare local surfers, Danny Donelan,
sales and marketing manager for Camper Nicholson's Port
The day of the contest, the swell was sufficient to provide
an adequate platform for the competitors to thrill the crowd
assembled above the waves. From Cherry Hill back yards,
steps and patios or the modest homes perched on this cliffside
overlooking the break, judges and spectators watched the
action. Winds were stronger than expected, creating a slight
chop, but it was otherwise a perfect Caribbean day. The
northern swells that make this break work are often associated
with stormy weather which can make for some unusual
obstacles on the wave. The mouth of a river empties into the
sea near the break bringing with it all matter of debris after
a heavy rain. Surfers at Cherry Hill have been unexpectedly
knocked from their boards by pieces of bamboo and even a dead goat!
After the first round of surfing, it became clear that this would not be a
contest for first place. Of the very capable field of surfers, Craig Brown
was clearly the most skilled and the crowd's clear favorite. He rode the
waves further toward the base of the cliff than the other competitors,
and sent the crowd into a frenzy with his spectacular aerials maneuvers.
Word of the contest spread across the island, and spectators
continued to arrive and fill the backyards. An enterprising local resident
even opened an impromptu beer and barbecue chicken stand on the
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front porch. In a country
where socca, reggae and
dancehall are the exclusive
music at any party, punk,
rock, and ska now pumped
from the stereo.
The semi-finals saw
eight surfers battling in
two heats for four spots
in the final. During this
round the spectators were
not only treated to some
exceptional surfing, but
also some great freestyle rapping over the RA. system by one of the
local residents who welcomed everyone to Cherry Hill, and promoted
her BBQ chicken and beer.
The swell continued to build for the final round, providing the final
four with great waves to show off their skills to thejudges. Bird stunned
the roaring crowd after emerging victorious from the whitewater of a
full barrel, but it wasn't enough to surpass Craig's aerials or Dave's
wave shredding turns. After the judging, final standings were Craig
Brown (Florida) first, Dave Capaldi (New Jersey) second and "Bird"
De Los Rios (California) third, all American surfers and students
at St. George's University In a country where cricket and football
(soccer) reign supreme, few young Grenadians have the inclination or
opportunity to surf, but organizer Craig Brown hopes that the event
will have inspired some of the local kids to get in the water. Since the
contest, he has been working to get boards donated from companies
in the United States down to Grenada for the kids of Cherry Hill.
All proceeds from the contest were donated to the Orphan Student
Organization, a group of volunteer students and other members of the
St. George's University community who are committed to providing
care and assistance to abused neglected and abandoned children
residing at the Bel Air and Queen Elizabeth Homes in Grenada.
Even though there were no dead goats to add to the excitement, a
great day was had by spectators and surfers, who are all now eagerly
anticipating the next contest. -J
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PORT LOUIS MARINA WE OM
NEW RATE STRUCTURE IN PLACE FOR 30 DAY-PLUS VISITORS
s Grenada's busy winter of 2010 ends, a season that
saw a record turnout for the 17th Grenada Sailing Fes-
tival's Port Louis Regatta, All at Sea talked with Danny
Donelan, Sales and Marketing Manager at Camper & Nicholsons'
AAS: Is it time to relax and take a break?
DD: Far from it. We started gearing up in May to be ready for
summer visitors. Basically, we think that Port Louis Marina is the
perfect base for yachts during the summer months due to our
location at 12 degrees North, outside of the main hurricane belt.
And people come our way all year round for the great cruising in
Grenada and the Grenadines.
AAS: What seasonal incentives are you offering this year?
DD: We have very low and affordable summer prices for yachts
staying longer than one month for this summer. For example,
from May 1 through October 31, daily rates start at just $0.33/foot
for a 32-foot yacht stay 30 days or longer.
AAS: Describe what visitors find now when
they arrive at Port Louis.
DD: We now have 170 berths complete with all facilities; we
probably have more alongside berths than most marinas in the
Caribbean. Our rates include free internet (we have broadband
connections, which means you can run your businesses or stay in
touch with your family with our very high speed service), pump-
out of sewage, some of the best bathroom facilities anywhere in
the Caribbean, a pool and your own private beach. Other facilities
include restaurants, boutiques, craft shops, sail maker & rigging,
boat maintenance, chandlery, provisioning, convenience store,
resort wear, car rental and taxis. Paid facilities will include water,
power and cable TV
AAS: Your summer rates are designed to attract yachts
to make Port Louis their off-season base. What else will
DD: Our proximity to all of the good restaurants, chandleries,
supermarkets, gyms, playing fields, tennis, basketball courts,
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of St George's, convenient to Port Louis, the focus for much of
And PLM's location on the outskirts
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SPICE ISLAND'S SERVICES FOR BOATERS: PART TWO
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY JAN HEIN
he Spice Island has it all-
an abundance of anchorag-
es, the freshest of food and
the friendliest locals. For yachtsmen
looking to work on or store their boat,
there are three facilities available, ea-
gerly awaiting your arrival and ready
to serve your needs.
One of the first boatyards in the
southern Caribbean, Spice Island
Marine Services has been in the
hands of the Evans family for 25
years. According to son and manager,
Justin Evans, "The place was
existing, run by a charter operation
with a slipway. My Father and some
investors bought it, put in a Travelift,
a restaurant and docks." In 2002, to
accommodate the growing industry,
the operation was moved across the
bay to True Blue and can now handle up to 200 boats.
Shipshape describes the yard where everything is
spotless and in working order. Their 70 ton Travelift can
haul boats 85 feet in length up to 25 feet wide. Their on
site crew includes painters, woodworkers, folks who work on
electrical engineering and refrigeration, diesel and outboard
mechanics. Turbulence Rigging Shop and Sail Loft are next
door as are fabrication experts, TechNicks. A well stocked
Budget Marine and The Big Fish Restaurant and Bar are just
outside the gates.
"We've done some pretty big jobs," said Evans. "We've put
keels back on, repaired bows that were knocked off." Their
biggest project to date was the rebuild of a 72 foot Farr that
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are allowed to do their
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We usually figure out
a way to get things
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the high number of
repeat clientele, they
obviously do it well.
their boat for hurricane
season can opt for one
piece welded steel
cradles. Every boat in
the yard is anchored
with strapping attached to underground rigging wire, welded to
plates and tested to breaking strengths up to 4-5 tons.
Grenada's newest place to haul out is a ten acre yard located
on the southeast corner of the island in St David's Parish. Grenada
Marine is a one-stop boatyard providing storage, repair and
maintenance. Topping their specialties is a custom designed,
70 ton Travelift that can haul boats up to 32 feet wide. Summer
storage reaches up to 230 boats and, because of the hoist, many
On site accommodations include Customs and Immigration,
Island Water World Chandlery, Turbulence Sail Loft and
Canvas Shop and a restaurant/bar. Two jumbo work sheds
house boats for paint projects, fiberglass/gelcoat jobs and
other specialty projects.
The smallest of the lot in this region is Carriacou's Tyrell Bay
Yacht Haulout. Tucked into a hillside, this facility began several
decades ago with a slipway that is still in use today. Traditional
boats as big as Friendship Rose and Scaramouch as well as some
multihulls ride the rails for maintenance and repairs.
Other vessels travel ashore via a 50 ton lift, into a small
yard that can handle several short stays as well as long term
storage for 22. Owner Jerry Stewart explained his philosophy,
"We're not interested in doing your maintenance but we can.
There's no surcharge if you don't have work done. I want to run
the kind of yard I'd want to haul in. We want to offer custom-
Stewart keeps current catalogs for Budget Marine and Island
Water World on hand, guaranteeing listed prices, with speedy
delivery from Grenada. "It's a big change from the old days,
when it was wise to sail in your own supplies," he said. Back then
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next door is the Carriacou Yacht Club with four rooms and one
cottage for rent along with a small restaurant and bar
All three of these yards are popular with cruisers especially for
summer storage. It's advisable to contact them early concerning
availability and reservations are recommended. -4
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between the Caribbean the Pacific Northwest with a boat and a
life at each end.
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PRELUDE TO IFCA'S 2011 WINDSURFING WORLDS?
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY ELS KROON
Curagao were commuting between Spanish Waters and
the Sea Aquarium Beach, watching or participating in the
Curagao Regatta and the Curagao Challenge International
windsurf competition. The latter in particular attracted many spectators,
an extra value for many tourists and local visitors at Curagao's most
It was a colorful spectacle, especially on Saturday and Sunday when
the rookies, age seven to fourteen, sailed their own slalom course in
the nearby breakwaters. Besides the colorful sails, the surfers' bright
yellow jerseys created a happy Easter scene on the beach. Spectators
saw talented kids in action from the ABC Islands, the Netherlands, the
United States, Denmark and the Dominican Republic.
The more experienced surfers went out at sea for their four 500
meters down wind slalom tracks. On Saturday, they sailed a hefty (more
than six miles) long-distance race from the event site to the beach of
the Marriott hotel. The double scores count and the spectacular finish
on the beach made the race even more exciting.
On Monday, participants and supporters moved to the home of
Windsurfing Curagao at Spanish Waters for the challenging second
part: the first round of the Freestyle double elimination heats, which
continued on Tuesday.
The last evening, a dinner awaited the surfers at Wet & Wild where
winners were announced as well as the winner of the Insel Air ticket to
Miami, at stake in the raffle held on the beach.
The Challenge Curagao could rejoice in the presence of the
Belgian ISAF (International Sailing Federation) consultant and
IFCA (International Funboard Class Association) President Bruno
Wannemaeker. His presence confirmed the grand comeback
of windsurfing in Curagao in recent years, thanks to the efforts
of the recently married Hilde & Ingmar Schnitzler, owners of the
windsurfing school at Caracas Bay.
The participation of 24 rookies
confirmed that windsurfing is the
"in" thing again in Curagao.
At the lively prize giving ceremony
on Tuesday, the organization of
Curagao Challenge concluded a
successful second edition of the five-
day international windsurfing event.
While the unpredictable weather
sometimes fooled the slalom
windsurfers, the freestylers were
blessed with strong wind gusts during
the last two days of the competition.
The last heats, mostly fought out
by young windsurfers from Aruba,
Bonaire and Curagao, created a
lively atmosphere on Windsurfing
Xenia Kessler's skills, achieved in
the cold water around her homeland
of Denmark, triumphed over the
ladies from the ABC islands. She finished in first place, while Bonairean
Bjorn Saragoza took the win in the male over 18 category-the entire
category was a Bonairean affaire for the top three.
Under 18 it was Youp Schmit, also from Bonaire, who took the
win, closely followed by Felix Martina from Curagao. Under 14 Ethan
Westera tookthe first prize toAruba, while the well-performing Kai van
der Lubbe from Curagao came in second. Youp Schmit, competing in
the Under 18's also tried to keep up in the 18+ category. Surprisingly
he managed to do even better between big boys reaching the finals
in the first round in this category. But his no-handed shove-it didn't
prove big enough to defeat the wide variety of moves by Bjorn
Saragoza in the final.
In the slalom a few surprising final results came out due to the double
count of the long distance race. Victor Wederfoort from Curagao won
the most competitive Open Class and Ed de Groot (Curagao) was
first in the Sports Class. Amado Vrieswijk (Bonaire) was the best in the
Under 18 class, Jurgen Saragoza (Bonaire) in the Under 14 class and
Monique Meijer (Bonaire) in the women's category. Rookies Indigo
Kooij, Jean Paul Da Silva Gois and Andre Da Silva Gois climbed the
stage to be honored in their peer group.
The event travelled all over the world via the website. It was closely
followed by over 1500 fans on social sites like Facebook and Twitter
Webmaster Sebastian Opschoor updated the site several times a day
with reports, photos and film. Through the webcam at Windsurfing
Curagao, the Freestyle competition could be followed live. On the
website www.curacaochallenge.com all results can be downloaded.
IFCA's President Wannemaeker positively reviewed the competition
and its site at the beach, seriously considering the location for the
IFCA slalom and freestyle Worlds to possibly take place in Curagao
next year. -
Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an
award-winning free-lance photojournalist on Curacao.
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VAN OLST COMMODORE'S CUP ADDS EXTRA DAY OF RACING
Blue seas sunny weather, spectacular races, premium en-
tertainment, international artists, the Heineken Regatta
Village-all that and much more is coming to Curacao.
The third edition of the Heineken Regatta Curacao will be held
on November 12, 13 and 14, 2010.
This year the organization has added the Van Olst Commodores
Cup on Friday November 12th, an extra day for the racing spinnaker
class with back to back races
starts and finishes out at sea
in front of Willemstad.
The rest of the weekend,
the battle is on for the
main prize of the Heineken
Regatta Curagao, the
prestigious Nibanc Cup.
Not only did the interest
of sailors and boat owners
triple the last year, but also
the event on shore has
become a more attractive,
entertaining and premium
program promising fun for all ages. What makes this Regatta
* Unique and spectacular starts and finishes in the Annabay,
right in the heart of Willemstad, the historic city center of
Curacao and on the UNESCO world heritage list.
* The only regatta that can be watched from shore. It is almost if
you are in it.
* The Heineken Regatta Village where you can enjoy food, have a
drink, see the races or get all information on the results.
* At night the village will be transformed in a premium
concert area with performances of international artists.
Don't have your own boat? We also have the option to rent
charter boats. For more information or updates: www.heineken
regattacuracao.com or follow developments on Facebook, Twitter
or Hyves, and get ready for the opening Regatta of the 2011 sailing
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EASTER WEEKEND IN CURA(AO
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ARTICLE AND PHOTO BY ELS KROON
uracao experienced two major sailing events over the overall winner,
Easter weekend. On Friday, 58 boats with more than a able to triumph
hundred sailors started on Spanish Waters for the 26th in five races out
annual Curacao Regatta at the Sea Scouts' headquarters, while of six. In front of
the same number of windsurfers got ready for the second Cura- a big crowd the
gao Challenge (see report this issue.) names of all the
The Curagao Regatta was a competitive, but friendly get- sailorspassedin
together between local sailing boats: yachts, Centaurs, Sunfish review, sharing
and Optimists. During the 26 years of its existence the event the cheers for
previously weighed up from a simple Sail-In for local yachts into the top three in
an international cat sailing competition with participants from all each category,
over the world. who received a commemorative medal.
For the past few years however, it's back to the base: a two-day For the 26th time the Curagao Regatta proved to be a bliss in the
fun event for all local sailors with many short races in which tactical days before Easter "Actually the few committee meetings were a joy"
sailing skills of the participants can properly be compared. Ivo van said Jan Ackermans of the organizing committee. "Our formula is
Dooren and the Sea Scouts' leading couple, John and Annelies simple: Every class has its own coordinator and we centrally organize
Ackermans, signed on for the perfect organization, spontaneously the starts and finishes, and the prize giving ceremony, in which the sea
assisted by many volunteers who were very familiar with their jobs. scouts play an important role. We feel blessed with such a dedicated
During the award ceremony in the Sea Scouts' boat house, and experienced team of volunteers. The Curagao Regatta is here to
the young Optimist B sailor Camiel Voigt was announced as the stay-there will be a 27th edition next year! That's for sure." -&
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49 1995 HylasSemCustom- One oer, neerchatered, mustsee..$335,000
48 1970 HLuesYaw-ClassS&Sperforrmancerterccptcruiser..$110,000
45 1992 Catalina/Morgan-CCSop, hugeaftcabin, baded, dinghy..$145,000
45 1978 Endurance Wndboats-blthouse ketch, srongandelegant..$125,000
42 1989 Endeavour- CC Sop, spacous aft cabin, wellequipped..$119,000
41 1982 Morgan OI- CC cruising ketch, Perins, dinghy & more......$69,000
39 1974 South Sea -Steel passage maker, orginal owner, bing offers.$55,000
38 2002 Voyage Catamaran Prrate one owner cruising cat......$225,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt- Steel passage maker, ketch rig, new sais....$69,000
37 1979 Endeavour -Well equipped A-plan, Perkins, sloop rig...... $46,500
35 1977 Pearson-Csicceteboardsop,Yanmar,rewbotbmpaint...$25,000
36 Pearson, 1982 30 Mainship Pilot, 2000
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30 1998 Maine Cat -Qualitybuiltcatwithopendesign, greatshape...$90,000
27 1988 J-Boat Stored on trailer, quality gear, race ready offers.. $19,000
57 2002 Carver- yagerPiblhouse, uxurymotoryacht, twin os..$499,000
48 1982 Hateras-Cockpmnryadtna ycusa mfealres, mustsee..$249,000
42 1999 Crusers-Twcats,gensetfuly'baed,greatshape,reduced...$175,000
38 1967 Camraft -Auminum crew boat in excellent shape after reft.....$50,000
37 2005 Fourtaine Pat- PowerCatYnmas, one ner, greatshape.$350,000
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30 1993 Luhrstournament- Twin bos, tower, cabin, swm plaform....$69,00
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30' 1984 Carter 30....................................................................... US$29,000
32' 1978 Rival MDC.................................................................... US$35,000
34' 1978 Steel Sloop (ROB) ....................................................... US$30,000
36' 1977 Roberts Home Built (located in Barbados)............... US$40,000
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43' 1999 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon................................................ EU247,500
43' 1985 Gitana .......................................... ................ ............. US$115,000
45' 1998 Peterson cutter....................................... US$189,999
45' 1999 Passport a/c 44.......................................................... US$365,000
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48' 1981 Viva Nautica.............................................................. US$148,500
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50' 1991 Celestial Pilothouse................................................ US$268,000
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51' 1986 Beneteau ................................................................. US$225,000
51' 1990 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ............................reduced to EU99,000
53' 1984 Amel Custom Mango ................................................ US$269,000
55' 1979 Herreshoff Marco Polo ......................................... US$170,000
55' 1998 Zerft Motor Sailer (must sell!!!) ................................ US$40,000
56' 1973 Visch Motor Yacht .................................................... US$175,000
72' 1997 Kim's Yacht Company Ketch................................... US$400,000
75' 1976 Murry Peterson Coaster (Schooner)......................... US$40,000
33' 1988 Dean Ocean Comber................................................ US$100,000
40' 1999 Woods Catamaran..................................................... US$247,500
54' 1980 Norman Cross Trimaran ......................................... US$350,000
34' 1980 W harram Tangaroa...................................................... US$35,000
60' 1994 Bueller Powered Cat................................................. US$160,000
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46' '00 Jeanneau 3 strms,great cond.....$159.9K
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BERTRAM 38 SPORT FISH FLY
BRIDGE CRUISER, 1973, 2 xCum-
mins V903 Marine, 2 Cabins, Fly bridge
with pilot chair and pilot station, Lot of
new parts, in good condition, Located in
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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO-OFFSHORE
50' CUSTOM DAY CRUISER AND
PARTY BOAT, twin outboards, bath-
room, shower, galley and more ? Ok 70
Passengers- Serious Inquires $ 200,000
1976 CHEOY LEE 39 LRC TRAWL-
ER. Must Sell. Good condition. Twin
Ford-Lehman 120hp diesels. 8Kw gen-
erator. Three 16K BTU a/c units. Located
in Salinas, Puerto Rico with 6-month
docking remaining. Asking $49,000.00.
(787) 529-5606 or maricarmensantini@
2006 MONTEREY SUPER SPORT
CRUISER 32', full bath & cabin, 2-
300hp Volvo $79K and 2005 Azure
Runabout 23', 150hp Yamaha $21K;
includes trailers; exec. cond. & maint.;
seldom used; see pics & specs at
GLACIER BAY 26FT 2007, Yamaha
150hp 2008 only 100hrs, full electron-
ics deliver to USVI & BVI Ask $95k Call
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 $55,000
O.N.O Tortola 284 499 1935. E-mail:
GRAND BANKS 48. THE ULTIMATE
TRAWLER AND CLASSIC. House-
boat and Business opportunity. 2 X
120 Ford LehmannTotally renovated
in and out. New planked, new sharfts,
propellers etc Located in St Lucia. All
is ready to go. Must sell : 150.000
WHARRAM TANGAROA, 34', 4
Berths, GPS, Fishfinder, Autopilot, Epirb,
Liferaft, Windpilot, ready to go, info@
tikaroa.ch, www.tikaroa.ch, Located in
Trinidad Asking 35,000 US$
LUHRS 2002 OPEN 29 SPORTS
FISHERMAN Twin 315hp Turbo
Yanmar Diesels Only 550 hours Tuna
Tower With Controls-Length 31' 10"
Beam 11' 6"-5kw Diesel Generator -
GPS, FishFinder, Auto Pilot 4 berth
Aircon etc. 3 axle brake trailer location
Antigua- USD $90,000-UK447801467583
Cockpit for diving/fishing
Twin Crusaders, 2 staterooms
St. Thomas Yacht Sales
Due to Parkinson's Disease owner is forced to sell this classic
heavy duty "Venus 42" gaff ketch. Constructed of fiberglass
with an Airex core this hull and deck is strong as steel without
the rust. Boat is currently doing charters in Coral Bay, and is a
Coast Guard inspected vessel with certificate for 18 passengers.
Both masts are solid and new. Sails are new. Her massive
construction, big Ford Lehman diesel; her 400 gal of fresh
water tankage, fully insulated and cavernous interior make
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TARTAN TEN 81, super nice and
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red topsides, shaft bushing, canvas and
more, 5 sails and spinn, rigging 06,
westerbeake 600 hours, complete ready
to go, 20,000 obo. mariosailtranquilein@
BALTIC 55 SAILBOAT CHARTER
BUSINESS FOR SALE in St. John,
VI. Multi passenger US Coast Guard
approval. Former Whitbread 2nd place.
Phenomenal Restoration. Email: info@
outlaw.com or call Vicki at 340-998-5406.
Boat only also considered. $400K.
40' HINCKLEY B40 YAWL, 1964,
1989 Westerbeke 46hp w/1805hrs +/-,
dark blue, recent sails, radar, sim-
radauto w/remote, new windlass w/
remote, h/c pressure h20, shipmates-
tove, fridge, fireplace, cockpit shower
3rd owner. $98,500 upgraded annually.
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34FT NANTUCKET 1983, ALAN
PAPE DESIGN, grp hull, teak super-
structure, good condition, radar, autopi-
lot, windpilot, solarpanel, plotter, touch-
screen, radio/cd, dvd, new rigging, batter-
ies, saildriveseal, etc, volvo penta 2030
1997, asking $38.000 snoopybike71@
hotmail.com or call 002975855961 locat-
ed on aruba.berth $130,00 month.
30' 1963 ALLIED SEAWIND
KETCH, diesel, wind generator, fiber-
glass dinghy, 2 anchors on bowsprit.
Almost new main, drifter and mizzen.
Roller furling jib.Propane stove and grill.
Pressure water.Located St Thomas.
SAILBOAT FOR SALE 1973- 35'
CORONADO SLOOP good condition
lots of room In Puerto Rico. twindsl31@
yahoo.com45-foot 1976 Norman Cross
tri. Fun, fast, stable, spacious. Cruise 12
knots with legs to spare. Lots of sails,
30-horse outboard. Needs some TLC but
ready to sail. $39,000. St. Thomas. 340-
998-6548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BALTIC 55 SAILBOAT CHARTER
BUSINESS FOR SALE IN ST.
JOHN, VI. Multi passenger US Coast
Guard approval. Former Whitbread 2nd
place. Phenomenal Restoration. Email:
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998-5406. Boat only also considered.
51'SLOOP: IDYLLE 15.5, FRERS
DESIGN, BENETEAU BUILT
1986. Highly customized for perfor-
mance cruising or comfortable live-
aboard. Autopilot, watermaker, genset,
Perkins 4-236, dual-coil fridge/freezer,
walk-around queen berth, full length
awnings. Excellent sail-away condition.
Lying St.Croix. $169,000US. E-mail:
24FT TES720 SLOOP BUILT IN
POLAND 2006. Asking $55.000.
Boat like new in perfect condition.
Lots of inventory and extras. Located
Martinique. Possible exchange for
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CONTEST 31HT SAILBOAT
CRUISER FOR SALE IN PER-
FECT CONDITION. Totally renewed
in 2.009. Located at Club de Pesca
in Cartagena Clombia. USD$38.000.
TEL:57 315 719 0373
FOR SALE: MARINER 36 KETCH,
NEW HAMPSHIRE BUILT IN 1980.
Very nice cruising sailboat. Equipped
for cruising and live-aboard, ready to
sail. Priced for quick sale at $29,900.
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CRUISING PILOTHOUSE SAIL-
BOAT, "MAO TA 46", TED BREWER
DESIGNED, 1982, CURACAO.
$149,000When you purchase a cruising
sailboat, you are buying a lifestyle con-
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46FT COMET460 SLOOP 1988.
Asking $135.000. Very good condition,
perfect liveaboard or blue waters cruis-
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OCEAN 60 SCHOONER, LAST
ONE BUILT, LAUNCHED 1988,
Equipped to the absolute max. for
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BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
delicious breakfast or lunch before you take him "shopping"!
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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Peppers, Ham, and Tomatoes
Toasted English Muffins, Spicy Bloody Mary
Lunch: Mexican Lasagna, Green Salad, Fresh Bread Rolls
Dinner: Mahi Mahi Glazed with Ginger
Spinach and Artichoke Casserole, Rice
Dessert: Simply Sinful
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1 Tbsp butter 8 eggs, lightly beaten
2 green peppers, sliced 1/2 cup milk
1 onion, chopped 1 cup chopped fully cooked
2 cloves garlic, chopped smoked ham or bacon
1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves Garnish with parsley
2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
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vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese and snipped parsley.
Preparation time: 30 mins. Cooking time: 30 mins. Serves: 6.
2 Ibs ground beef 1 chunk chorizo sausage
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GINGER GLAZED MAHI MAHI
Preparation time: 5 mins. Marinating time: 20 mins.
Cooking time: 10 mins. Serves: 6.
3 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp soy sauce 6 (6oz.) mahi mahi fillets
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp grated fresh ginger root 1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
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SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE CASSEROLE
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1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts Salt and pepper to taste
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Preparation time: 15 mins. Serves: 6.
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