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40 HISTORIC SHIP REDISCOVERED
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A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD
Jamaica Lightning Bolt Visits Home Port
Port Antonio, Jamaica welcomed the 10-yacht Clipper 09-10 Round
the World Yacht Race to Errol Flynn Marina in mid-May The event
started on September 13 from the Humber on the UK's east coast and
will return there this month after 35,000 miles of ocean racing. "We're
a bit disappointed we didn't win the race to our home port," said Pete
Stirling, skipper of Jamaica Lightning Bolt, which finished fifth. Tourism
officials, drummers and dancers welcomed almost 200 of the crew plus
their families and friends to Port Antonio for festivities before depar-
ture from Port Antonio to New York May 24.
This Month: CAC Games
Bring Athletes to Puerto Rico
The Central American and Caribbean Sports Games take place July
21 to 30, 2010 out of Magaguez on Puerto Rico's West Coast, and
are expected to draw almost 5,000 competitors. Sailing classes in-
clude Sunfish, Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Snipe, Hobie Cat and
J24, along with windsurfing classes for men and women competitors.
The most recent of the quadrennial games, held in the middle year
between Summer Olympics, was in Cartagena, Colombia in 2006.
St. Lucia's Didier
Assumes New Role
The new Director of Yachting
for St. Lucia, Cuthbert Didier,
will work for a two year pe-
riod on a contractual basis
with the Ministry of Tourism.
Didier, who served as Gen-
eral Manager of the Rodney
Bay Marina, says his agenda
will include shaping policy
for the yachting sector, get-
ting an accurate assessment
of the contribution yacht-
ing makes to the economy
and capitalizing on employ-
Free Cruiser's Guide:
French Cay Harbor,
Jerry Blakeslee, now Dockmaster at Fantasy
Island Marina in Roatan, has created a free
guide for marine services, eating places,
medical care, shopping and more. See the
marina's Facebook page or contact him for
a copy if you plan to cruise Central America.
"It is a 'work in progress' and will be con-
stantly updated and revised with input from
cruisers and local businesses," Blakeslee
said in May "If you have something to con-
tribute, please send me an email." fidock
BVI Yacht Sales Moves
Karen Simpson reported that BVI Yacht
Sales moved in mid-May to an office on the
ground floor of "B" dock in Nanny Cay, Tor-
tola. Chris and Karen Simpson, who have
owned the company for more than a de-
cade, will now be in the location formerly
occupied by Catamaran Charters. Contact
them via Tel: 1-284-494-3260, Fax 1-284-
494-3535 or Cell 1-284-499-2312. www.bvi
Changes Cruising Permits
The Marine and Yachting Association of
Grenada (MAYAG) advised in May that the
Government of Grenada has reviewed fees
for visiting yachts and, in line with much
of the Caribbean, the cruising permit fee
is now charged on a monthly rather than
"one time" basis. Monthly cruising permit
fees range from EC$50 to EC$150 depend-
ing on length overall. Complete months
spent in boatyards are exempt from the
MAYAG has requested that the exemp-
tion also be applied to time on the dock in
marinas, and has proposed an amnesty peri-
od for yachts already in Grenada with an old
"one time" cruising permit. MAYAG is await-
ing confirmation from Customs on these re-
quests and will provide more information
when available. Yachts in transit continue to
pay only 2.5% on imported parts and sup-
plies, and yacht services-including dock-
age and yard storage-for foreign flagged
vessels are exempt from VAT. For more in-
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more, six days a week. Underwater Solu-
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Royal British Virgin
Islands Yacht Club
The club's new Captain of Sailing,
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endar of coming events including
the BVI Premier's Cup, July 10 and
11, and another race on July 18 with
special meaning. "The Manhattan
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apologize to his family and friends for this error.)
St. Thomas Yacht Club
The club announced recently that, through the efforts of CEO Ed
Thomas, The West Indian Company came on board this year to spon-
sor first place prizes in both Cruising and the Beachcat divisions of the
club's international regatta. Commodore William Newbold said, "We
approached WICO and Mr Thomas, and they were very receptive, as
they fully appreciate the positive effects these sailing events have on
our local economy and worldwide image of our islands."
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and Central American Games
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dreamed all my life of going
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life of going out and sail-
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get to do that and also try
and bring a medal home
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St. Maarten Yacht Club
May 22 saw the first day of the club's Stuyvesant series for Optis and
Lasers. The Optimist fleets fleet saw great improvement and competi-
tion, with 11 boats on the water (four in Gold fleet and seven in Silver).
"In the Laser fleet, we had Harry and Stephane battling each other,
which was great to see; we had a new comer in racing John Leone,
who enjoyed his afternoon and will improve with every race," the
club's newsletter reported. "The LSR fleet had eight boats with two
new participants in Hans van Mameren and Claudio Buitenhuis, who
enjoyed the racing.
out and sailing with my son, now I get to do that and also try and bring
a medal home for the Virgin Islands," Holmberg said. "Life is good!"
John and Kai will be joining a strong VI team supported by the VI
Olympic Committee who will sail in five classes at the CAC games.
St. Croix sailors Tony and Ellen Sanpere sailed their yacht, Cay-
ennita, to first place in the cruising division. Tony is celebrating his
70th birthday this year and will be using the prize for a transatlantic
cruise home from an autumn trip to Europe. "Tony and Ellen prob-
ably hold the record for most Rolex Regatta appearances in a row
as they have supported the event loyally for 38 years," reported
club manager Bill Canfield.
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short time. "Please invite all your friends to become a member-and
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THE AGONY OF OUR AGENTS
COPYRIGHT 2010 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
More and more international ports are demand-
ing cruising yachts use a "mandatory" agent
to clear through customs and immigration.
The reason for this bureaucratic shift is simple: ...
it facilitates graft and streamlines corruption. The agent, while
pretending to act in the best interests of the vessel that hires
him, is, in reality, in cahoots with government officials to rip off
the visiting sailor.
I'm currently in Egypt, where they've perfected ripping off
the visitor into a fine art. Actually, it is more than merely a fine
art-it has become part of the national consciousness. An as-
tounding number of Egyptians have based their "public ser-
vice" careers on solely ripping off the passer-by, not on doing
any useful bureaucratic work (or even pretending to).
Example: the notoriously corrupt Suez Canal.
Hiring an agent here isn't an option, it is a requirement.
The government likes to pretend that there are different
ship's agents, competing with each other in a free market
place. This is not the reality-basically it is all one agent-group in
conspiracy with the myriad government officials to maximize corrup-
tion while minimizing their public exposure.
The government forces you to hire the agent and, for that, the
agent agrees to kick
back a sizable amount
of the money he
charges back "under
the table" to the gov-
ernment ... so that all
the petty bureaucrats
making $10,000 annu-
ally are able to drive
foreign SUVs or live in
Now, this wouldn't
be so bad if this was
"Here in Egypt, the agent is in
charge of everything. You can't
do anything (even go ashore)
without his consent. You are his
victim, continuously. He has, by
finely formulated rule & reg, the
sole right to rip you off and dis-
perse your money in the gener-
ous quantities he sees fit."
where it stopped-one guy (called an agent) who rips you off and
shares his ill-gotten gains with his fellow co-conspirators. But it
doesn't stop there. Once such unmitigated greed is unleashed and
the foxes are feasting in the chicken coop, there's no logical end to
Here in Egypt, the agent is in charge of everything. You can't do
anything (even go ashore) without his consent. You are his victim,
continuously. He has, by finely formulated rule & reg, the sole right
to rip you off and disperse your money in the generous quantities
he sees fit.
I "elected" to hire a well-known agent for the sum of $80. He im-
mediately came out in a dinghy and took $340 US (in cash) from me-
without issuing me a receipt of any kind. If I refuse or question this,
he does not allow me tie up to the Suez Yacht Club and I'm forced to
endlessly "circle" my vessel in the turning basin for a day or two until I
come to my senses. ("Coming to your senses" or "being reasonable"
in Egypt is asking, in a docile manner, how much you should pay to
whom-and then paying it without a whimper.)
I repeat: I cannottie up or transit the canal without immediately pay-
ing this agent any-and-all-monies demanded-and he is a very cre-
ative guy when it comes to dreaming up new and imaginative fees.
In many international ports, a vessel can get "duty-free" fuel as it
clears out-not so in Egypt. Here I have to buy the fuel (which costs
less than 20 cents a liter at the gas pump) through my agent-who
charges me 90 cents a liter for fuel from the same pump and ADDI-
TIONALLY shorts me on the quantity-so my 20 liter jugs are only par-
tially full. (See what I mean about greed-without-limits?)
The Suez Canal transit fees are based on a complicated tonnage
formula-so they can both confuse and cheat the victim easier. A mea-
surer comes down to your vessel-not to measure it but to commu-
nicate he won't measure it incorrectly if you are "reasonable" to him.
(He wants a bribe.)
I'm not sure exactly how the minutiae of this scam works-but I sus-
pect he and my agent "say" the tonnage fee is one thing, charge a
too-high fee without issuing any receipt, and then pay a far smaller
fee-and everyone is rich and happy except the-poor-victim.
Of course, the Rolex-watch-bearing measure comes out in a very
large, very heavy fenderless craft. It has a well-muscled skipper who
holds it alongside to prevent it from beating your boat's topsides
to death in the greasy harbor swell. Somehow, the corrupt mea-
surer is in subtle communication with the bicep-blessed sadist-guy
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outside-because whenever he wants ... the waiting vessel starts
smashing into your vessel, doing severe gel-coat damage in the
Your first impulse it, of course, to rush on deck to fend off-which
would leave the grinning
measure down below (my,
what big trouser pockets
you have, sir!) unobserved in
your main cabin ... surround-
ed by your easily picked-
So you don't completely
fend off nor do you com-
pletely stop watching for
"shoplifting" either-you at-
tempt to do both, while the
measure grins and the din-
"Of course, many different
agencies want to join in on
this highly-profitable, very
enjoyable, 'let's torment
the rich Westerner' fun.
Since Egypt can't raise the
canal fees hourly or every
day, they just 'discover'
new fees to be charged."
ghy guys grins ... and everyone waits for you to be "reasonable."
Going through the Suez Canal without killing anyone is the hardest
thing I have ever done.
At any moment, the capricious agent can (and does) appear, de-
mand various sums of money, gets it without issuing a receipt, and
disappears while muttering how hard he is working for
Every time you meet your agent, he expects to be lav-
ishly, slavishly thanked for ripping you off. If you refuse to
do so, you suffer, suffer, and suffer some more.
Of course, many different agencies want to join in on
this highly-profitable, very enjoyable, "let's torment the
rich Westerner" fun. Since Egypt can't raise the canal fees
hourly or every day, they just "discover" new fees to be
Example: you have to have insurance to transit the
Suez Canal. "I'm all set," you might think-because
you already have extensive insurance. "Sorry," says
the agent. "Your insurance is not good with us here
in Suez, only OUR insurance counts ... which is a
tad pricey!" .
See how reasonable the agent you hire is?
Occasionally, a bunch of yachts will desire to transit at
the same time. They are sometimes mysteriously held
back for a variety of vague reasons: a warship is transit-
ing, President Mubarak is waterskiing nearby, the des-
ert crosswinds are too high, or the astrological signs are
wrong. Finally, when the pent-up desire to transit is at a
fever pitch, the truth is revealed-there are a few slots for
yachts available. And just maybe-just maybe-with the
proper incentives ...
Wait, it gets worse-much worse.
,l I've sailed around the world a time or two-across
the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The Suez Canal
is a large drainage ditch between the Red Sea and the
Med. Canal navigation is fairly straightforward. Basically
it boils down to "don't hit the sides." Duh.
I have to bring a pilot aboard (actually, two different
pilots on two different days) to make the tedious transit.
This wouldn't be so bad if it was just a do-nothing job for some rich
spoiled Egyptian kid-but it is fair worse than that.
You are expected to bribe the pilot ... or, oophs, your vessel might
be run aground or hit a large iron buoy by "mistake."
In essence, you're doomed if you do and doomed if you don't.
There are two horrible missteps you can make with your pilot-
one is if you elect to bribe him. There's no end to his ever-expand-
ing demands. He not only wants a hundred dollars (US) and cartons
of cigarettes for himself, he demands money and cigarettes for his
numerous friends along the way. He will keep making you stop at
various dangerous "transit stations" along the route to pay off an
important person ... which is just a friend he desires to throw some
graft to. If you readily pay him and his numerous friends-you'll
also have to pay the entire boat's crew which drops him off and
picks him up too.
Ultimately, the number of people you pay is only limited by his
imagination and how many people he can get to crowd around with
their hands out-which is plenty in a poor country like Egypt.
Of course, you can elect not to bribe your pilot-after all, he is
already well-paid to do nothing on your boat all day long. But this
means he will spend hours and hours and hours whining &threatening
you for greater and greater sums of money-a demeaning process
"Of course, not all Suez pilots which often culminates
are thieves or extortionists- with the angry pilot tell-
ing you that your vessel
but enough are that the entire ing you that yoursse
will be rammed and
system is designed to protect intentionally damaged
the guilty. (Both our pilots by his giant steel pick-
didn't appear to be thieves- up vessel unless you
but the first one nearly struck pay him a large bribe
a large nav aid within minutes immediately
This is not an idle
of grabbing the tiller-I had This is not an idle
threat-just ask the Ger-
to knock him aside to avoid a r the a-
man skipper of the Ba-
collision-and the final one varia 38 Blue Pearl who
wasn't content with his gener- was intentionally and
ous bribe. He wanted shirts, severely damaged in a
shoes, sunglasses, too ... even "pay dispute" with a pi-
lot boat of Port Said.
the ship's binoculars!)"
If you are outraged at
this "gloves off" attempt
at extortion and attempt to report it to the 'Suez Canal authorities" via
your VHF radio-the Canal officials won't respond to you-while non-
chalantly chatting to everyone-else-and-their-brother on Channel 16
The systemic corruption of the Suez Canal is this blatant.
Don't forget that the pilot is sharing your home-is aboard your
actual residence-for many, many hours. It is difficult to navigate your
vessel AND keep an eagle-eye on him. If there's an "emergency" in
the Canal-say, a potential collision, for example-you better not take
your eye off the grinning pilot!
Of course, not all Suez pilots are thieves or extortionists-but
enough are that the entire system is designed to protect the guilty.
(Both our pilots didn't appear to be the thieves-but the first one
nearly struck a large nav aid within minutes of grabbing the tiller-I
had to knock him aside to avoid collision-and the final one wasn't
content with his generous bribe. He wanted shirts, shoes, sunglasses,
too ... even the ship's binoculars!)
One brazen Suez pilot, who crushed his vessel's stem by hitting a
giant, highly-visible fixed nav aid, was completely outraged when he
didn't receive his customary tip for "services rendered."
Yes, the Suez Canal authority is justifiable known throughout the
world for the way it conducts itself.
Is this the way of the future? Are yachtsmen the new "perfect vic-
tims" of greedy Third World scammers? Will the inability to graciously-
accept being blatantly ripped-off disqualify sailors from enjoying their
circumnavigation? Are the Somali pirates actually relatively honest
and benign Red Sea players in comparison to the out-of-control Arab
governments? Will Egypt ultimately be known for what it is-a gov-
ernment of greedy thugs-or as imaginative, creative role-models of
"modern marine services?" -e
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." This article is based
upon Fatty' two recent canal transits, plus brief interviews with 24+ other
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TOES IN THE SAND
BY JULIAN PUTLEY
It is no wonder that the Virgin Islands are recognized as
the sailing capital of the world. There are so many beauti-
ful and protected anchorages in close proximity, so many
beach bars and great restaurants,
a proliferation of protected coral
reefs for diving and snorkeling
and many trails for hiking. Add
to this a "treasure island," a geo-
logical wonder, "the Baths," an
atoll-like island, Anegada, and an
island named after a pirate, Jost
van Dyke. "If people can't have
a good time in the VI they can't
"'If people can't
have a good time
in the VI they
can't have a good
with a smile."
have a good time anywhere," explains Charlie with a smile.
Then he tries to ascertain what type of cruise his guests would
like: laid back at quiet anchorages, party every night, fine din-
ing or barbecue on the boat.
One of Charlie's recent charter parties was particularly fond
of adult beverages, happy hours of laughter and dinner out.
One beautiful night out at the Anegada Reef Hotel we were
enjoying a wonderful dinner beachside, toes in the sand,
when the subject of boat names came up. The lady, Betty,
somewhat tipsy, said that she was going to name their new
boat Toes in the Sand after the incredible night they were
enjoying. Husband Joe agreed but thought it might be a tad
long so Charlie intervened and suggested the acronym.
It took a few seconds but eventually a few chuckles broke
through except that Betty had turned slightly red and was
attempting to change the subject. It was then that Charlie
noticed that she was rather flat-chested and that perhaps
he'd made a SNAFU (another acronym).
Joe thought that the idea of an acronym for a boat's name
was a winner For the rest of the meal he kept coming up with
ideas. "What about Sailing Into Stormy Seas?" No that might
evoke the wrath of Poseidon. "What about Tropical Islands
Please Salty Yachtsmen?" Charlie thought this might be ap-
propriate since Joe had just ordered a third bottle of wine.
By this time Betty was getting right into the swing of things
and, in fact, had come round to the idea of Toes in the Sand.
Then Joe came up with Navigating under Tropical Skies and
everyone agreed this was a winner.
So if you see a boat out there in the next few months with
those acronyms on the transom, you'll know the origin of the
name. And you can blame Charlie and the sandy beach out-
side the Anegada Reef Hotel. @
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CHOOSING SAFE CABLES
BY PETER PATTERSON
f you read last month's column (June 2010 All at Sea: Working in
the Engine Room), you know we decided to add an additional
32v battery bank for the house loads on Wired, a vintage Hat-
teras yacht. This is not a particularly complicated undertaking,
but it does require an understanding of basic DC electrical practices
and safe work habits, as well as access to good references for guid-
ance on cable sizes, overcurrent protection and the like.
Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, depending on your perspec-
tive, the time I spent inside the main electrical panel installing the
new voltage meters revealed an issue of more immediate concern
which would have to be corrected before any new projects would
Like virtually every 30 year-old boat, Wired has had her share of
mechanics, electricians and others installing, replacing and other-
wise contributing to her systems. Somewhere along the way, perhaps
as part of her re-powering, much of her primary cable had been re-
placed. The original factory wiring is neat and professional, employing
high quality marine grade materials.
The "rewiring" is also reasonably neat but unfortunately, instead
of employing marine grade materials, someone decided to utilize
600v welding cable. This is common and by now many readers are
saying "there is nothing wrong with that." Wrong! This is not an
acceptable practice. Don't do it-and if it already has been done,
fix it. Now!
"The 'rewiring' is also If you disagree with me and
reasonably neat but you're still reading, let me tell
you why it's wrong. After all,
unfortunately, instead of
it says right on it 600 Volts.
employing marine grade That's way more than we'll
materials, someone decid- ever ask it to carry. It's big, of-
ed to utilize 600v welding ten bigger than the cables be-
cable. This is common and ing replaced. If it can handle
a welder, what could be the
by now many readers are
issue? Well, I'll give you two.
saying 'there is nothing Two really big ones
Two really big ones!
wrong with that.' Wrong!" First there's the insulation.
The standard welding cable
from an auto parts store or electrical supply house has rubber insula-
tion. The use of rubber for insulation is one of the features that make
welding cable so flexible and easy to work. Marine battery cable will
be insulated with PVC or cross-linked polyethylene. Despite making
the cable stiff and heavy, this is an important difference. The reason
this matters is that rubber insulation will not survive the constant at-
tack from warm salt water, diesel or gasoline fuel, bilge cleaner, clean-
ing solvents and heat that are typical in the engine room and bilge
of a yacht. Over time the insulation on welding cable will soften and
expand. Eventually it will become a gooey, moisture-laden mess al-
lowing water to leak in and current to leak out.
The second reason is equally important. You may already know that
marine wire differs from household wire in that the conductors (typi-
cally copper) in marine wire are made from multiple strands, whereas
household wire is typically a solid conductor. If you really did your
homework, you might also know that the difference between marine
wire and what you might purchase in an auto parts store is that the
copper conductors in "marine cable" are passed through a bath of tin
before the insulation covers them up.
This is not done simply to increase the cost. "Tinning" the wire
prevents water from wicking up through the capillaries between the
strands. This is the second big difference between marine battery
cable and welding cable. Welding cable is not tinned and its construc-
tion will allow water to wick up inside the insulation where it will cor-
rode the thin copper strands, creating unwanted resistance and weak-
ening the cable.
This truly is a case of "you get what you pay for." Though welding
cable can be installed for 25 30% of the cost of proper cable, this is
not a place where you want to skimp. The results will range from the
mere inconvenience of having a sticky mess in your wiring bundle to
voltage loss at critical components like your starter-and potentially
dangerous or even lethal consequences resulting from compromised
insulation or broken conductors.
Replacing six runs averaging twenty feet long with 4/0 including
end fittings took about two days and cost around $1,000 in materials:
a sound investment in safety, performance and peace of mind. -
Peter Patterson is a Canadian Coast Guard certificated Master and an
ABYC certified marine technician. He is a former Canadian Yachting
Association Instructor/Evaluator and powerboat instructor Currently
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BY TONY MIRO
he 21st century is a great time to be a sailor. Even though
every prudent sailor still should have a VHF, paper nau-
tical charts, compass, etc., sailors nowadays have a lot
more tools available to assist them while they sail our oceans
safely and efficiently
The other day a friend and fellow sailor asked my opinion on the
iPad and whether I or anyone at home had an iPod. I counted in my
mind and the answer was ... yes, we do. Seven iPods: three Shuf-
fles, a Classic, two iTouch and an iPhone! My friend was amazed.
Regarding the iPad, I added, I don't know what to say but the
iPhone is great, so the iPad must be awesome given the much
larger screen size! His questions got me intrigued so I sailed
right into the wetlandss" to see what the iPhone and iPad can
do for us sailors.
This is what I found. After loading iTunes and doing a quick
search on the AppStore using the keyword "sail," over 100 ap-
plications showed up. Using the keyword "yacht," we got over 75
apps, and finally "boat" gave us over 150 apps! Just amazing.
If you take the time to read the comments and reviews, you'll
find there are apps for learning to sail, learning sailing lingo, trim-
ming your sails, navigating, checking weather, checking tides
and currents, learning sailboat racing rules, tying knots, cruising
guides, yachting services directories, sailing games, etc., etc.
Some of our favorites are Navionics for Caribbean charts
and GPS functionality on your iPhone for $19.99, WindFinder
and WindGuru for weather info and Sailboat Championships.
That's a game where you can go from rookie to Gold Cup sail-
or while racing around the buoys in one afternoon. It is like
that old saying, if you can think of it then there is probably an
app for that!
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West, USA Central, USA Great Lakes, Caribbean & Central Amer-
ica, as well as Gold Mediterranean and UK/Holland.
For the price of a hand-held monochrome GPS, you can now
have an iPhone to plot where you are on land or at sea, listen to
music, play games and even make some phone calls! So what are
you waiting for?
Although right now the iPhone (3.5-inch diagonal) apps out-
number the iPad (9.7-inch diagonal) apps
about 10 to one, it is only a matter of time
before the developers upgrade their apps
to take advantage of all that extra screen
If you think this Apple technology is not
amazing enough to invest in right now,
then wait a few years ... when "skinput"
technology becomes available, which will
make your entire body a touch interface ...
how cool is that? '
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ANTIGUA'S MISS ASHLEY WINS WITH 700 POINTS
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
acterized the close competition
at the 44th Antigua and Barbuda
Sport Fishing Tournament fished
out of Nelson's Dockyard May 21 to 23. It
wasn't until lines out on the final day of fish-
ing that the Antigua-based team aboard Miss
Ashley, Phillip Shoul's 32-foot Outrage Boston
Whaler captained by Brian Nunes, learned
they had won the Marlin Division with the re-
lease of two blue and one white marlin.
Miss Ashley was among 43 boats hailing
from Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St. Barth
and Guadeloupe that were lured to enter by
over $20,000 in cash prizes. The fleet, off for
a sunrise Bimini start on the first day of fish-
ing, spread out as far south as Guadeloupe
and north between Antigua and Barbuda.
However the bulk of the boats, Miss Ashley
included, throttled straight for the South Bank, a fertile fishing ground
some 13 miles south of Antigua.
"We fished the bank for about two hours with no luck, so we changed
course and ran for an hour about 10 miles east of the bank," said Capt.
Nunes, relating MissAshley's winning fish tale. "Our only luck outthere was
a proper wetting from heavy rain showers which lasted about an hour."
Nunes monitored the VHF all morning, hearing that a few boats
had hooked up blue marlin and a few had released their fish. It wasn't
until the afternoon that the Miss Ashley team released its first blue
marlin, about a 260-pounder, after finding it under some birds. The
team fished the rest of the day along the southeast corner of Antigua
where there were lots of birds, but they didn't catch another fish. By
day's end, only five boats had released one blue marlin apiece, so the
tournament was still anyone's to win.
The next morning, Nunes headed out at 5:30 to the southeast drop off
to try for some early fish where he had seen birds the day before. "On our
arrival we noticed that there were no birds, so we left to try a spot where the
boat Overdraft had raised at least six marlin the day before," he said.
The change in location was fateful, as the Miss Ashley team released
its second blue marlin, about a 160-pounder, en route. They didn't have
any more luck for several hours, although they still hoped to get at least
one more release to widen the gap-and their lead-on points.
Then, in the afternoon, said Nunes, "We heard that Eli Fuller had
boarded a blue marlin, but we had no idea of the size, so it was nail-
biting time." Fuller's fish later turned out to be 18 pounds under the
300 pound minimum release weight so it didn't count.
Mid-afternoon, Nunes received a fateful call on the radio from Capt.
Frank Hart on Overdraft. After Hart told Nunes that the current had
changed from the day before, Nunes decided to try fishing between the
South Bank and Antigua.
"It paid off," Nunes said. "We picked up our third fish, a white mar-
lin of approximately 40 pounds, which gave us a total of 700 points
with the three fish."
The day wasn't over and there were a couple of boats fighting fish
right up to the 4 p.m. lines out. The Miss Ashleyteam had to wait till all
boats had returned to port before they could celebrate.
"I think we all had a good tournament, says Nunes, "with lots of
rum and fun.
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CRAZY HORSE WINS 30TH TTGFA EVENT
he Grenada fishing team captained by Derick Steele, with
crew members Robert Evans, Richard McIntyre and Leslie
Ramdhanny of Crazy Horse, won the 30th Trinidad and
Tobago Game Fishing Association (TTGFA) Marlin Madness In-
ternational Game Fishing Tournament held April 21 to 24 out of
Pigeon Point, Tobago.
This prestigious tourna- "The biggest Dolphin
ment that is sponsored by the (56.8 pounds) was
Ministry of Sport and Youth
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Affairs (MSYA), The Tobago
House of Assembly (THA) by angler David Brash
and Carib Beer has always Of team Papasan ..."
been a popular event for lo-
cal and international anglers, especially since 2008 when the IGFA
Male Junior Atlantic Blue Marlin World Record was broken with a
whopping 890-pound catch by junior angler Sean Mendonca (15
years old at the time) on board Indigo. The following year another
massive Blue Marlin was caught by Jovan Jangoo on board Reel
Finatic. This time the catch came in at 825 pounds.
The 2010 tournament was keenly contested by 128 an-
glers on 27 boats. The first day saw four teams in the running
(Machapure, Southern Cross, Blue Fever and Another Tool) as
each caught one Blue Marlin. But it was on the second daythat
team Crazy Horse broke away from the pack when they had a
triple release (Two Blue Marlins and a Sailfish). No other boat
released a billfish that day and it proved to be the deciding
factor in the three-day tournament.
Team Ring Leader came from behind on the final day to re-
lease two Blue Marlins, but it was not good enough to beat team
Southern Cross as they caught one more Blue Marlin on the fi-
nal day to place them in second position and just ahead of Ring
Leaderwho had to settle for third place.
Fourth place went to team Blue Fever with Another Tool taking
fifth place. Finesse came sixth, and Knot Easy and Machapure
placed seventh and eighth respectively.
Mark Laquis of Southern Cross copped the best angler prize,
and team mate Jimmy Aboud won best junior angler.
The biggest Dolphin (56.8 pounds) was caught on the first day
by angler David Brash of team Papasan while Mark Simmons of
Grand Slam 11 caught the largest Wahoo which weighed in at
The President of the TTGFA, Richard De Vertueil, said
the tournament was again a huge success even though no
large fish were brought to the scale as in previous years. He
thanked sponsors which included Platinum Sponsors The
Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs (MSYA) and The Tobago
House of Assembly (THA); Gold Sponsor Carib Beer; Silver
Sponsors Black Bart, Sure Parts Ltd, Cargo Consolidators,
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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Something is going right with sail training in the U.S. Virgin
Islands. Both high school and college sailors are dominat-
ing major national and international competitions. We can
only expect more of the same as these sailors, and the
junior Opti sailors too, embark on summer vacations that will take
them to the upper echelons of the sailing world.
Lookg Ba c"'The biggest strength
In the last year, St. John's Max
Nickbarg, a senior at Antil- our team has is that they
les School and member of the know what they need to
St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC), do and do it,' says Antil-
won the Cressy Trophy or High les School sailing coach,
School Singlehanded National Kimberly Murtha."
Championship sailing Lasers in
Corpus Christi, Texas.
Nickbarg is a member of the Antilles School Sailing Team that didn't
just qualify-but won qualifiers-for the ISSA National High School
Doublehanded Fleet Racing Championships for the Clifford Mallory
Trophy, where they ultimately finished 8th out of 12 teams in 30-plus
knot winds in Long Island Sound, and May's ISSA National Team Rac-
ing Championship for the Baker Trophy where they finished eighth.
"The biggest strength our team has is that they know what they
need to do and do it," says Antilles School sailing coach, Kimberly
Murtha. "They understand it's important to do their best in every race
and that every race counts in the final score.
On the college scene, STYC sailors Cy Thompson, Thomas Barrows
and Taylor Canfield have been making waves and racking up wins in New
England where they sail for Roger Williams, Yale and Boston College, re-
spectively, and in national competitions. The latest was the first weekend
in May and the simultaneous East and West qualifiers for the ICSA/Gill
Coed National Championship. Winning division A and B skippers in each
semi-final qualifier numbered among them Thompson (A division win-
ner in the West), Barrows (A division winner in the West), and Canfield (B
division winner in the East). No other state, country or even region of the
U.S. could count such a concentrated rack up
of highly placed finishes as the USVI guys.
In addition, Barrows, who will graduate this
year and return to Yale as assistant head sail-
ing coach while pursuing an Olympic Laser
campaign, was awarded the Senior Trophy
and Sailor of the Year in the New England
Intercollegiate Sailing Association.
Canfield, while attending Boston College
and sailing the dinghy circuit, also match
raced his way to a rank of 41st (May 19, 2010)
in the world. He'll head to Chicago for a third
summer to both coach and compete in eight
match race events all over the U.S.
Meanwhile, in the realm of Junior Sailing,
lan Barrows, Thomas' teenage brother, fin-
ished second at the Byte CII World Champi-
onships in Cannes, France, this spring. What's
Barrows' comment about his near win? "Sin-
gapore next," he says.
lan Barrows is STYC's pick to compete in
the first Youth Olympic Games, to be held
in Singapore, August 14 to 26. He'll be sail-
ing a Byte. Before that, Barrows will join five
other STYC sailors at the International 420
Worlds, held the last of July in Haifa, Israel.
Joining him will be lan Coyle as crew, as well
as Alex Coyle as skipper with Alec Tayler as
crew, and girls' team with Nikki Barnes as
skipper and Agustina Barbuta as crew.
Coyle and Tayler as well as Barnes and
Barbuta in the 1420, and William Bailey in La-
sers, will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at
the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Champi-
onship, in Istanbul, Turkey, from July 8-17.
Before these two events, the Coyle broth-
ers, Tayler, Barnes and Barbuta will attend a
training clinic in Barcelona and then Coyle
and Tayler and Barnes and Coyle will sail in
Kiel Week in Germany, in June.
In addition to the ISAF Youth Worlds,
Bailey will be competing in the Laser Radial
North Americans in Galveston, the US Na-
tionals in Milwaukee and U.S. Sailing's Youth
Championships in California.
Bailey will be joined at Youth Champs by
Tyler Rice, who will skipper a Club 420 with
St. Croix's Billy Gibbons as crew. Rice will also
sail in the Buzzards Bay Regatta and U.S. 420
Team Racing Nationals.
Rice, Bailey, and Christopher Cilliers are
among the sailors that may sail in the Gov-
ernor's Cup Youth Match Race in California
In the Optimist Class, five STYCsailors-Co-
lin Brego, Nicholas Gartner, Thomas Walden,
Scott McKenzie, Taylor Ladd and Christopher
Murphy- will compete in the Optimist North
Americans in Kingston, Canada.
The foundation for a strong future in any
sport is in its youth. The STYC has built its
house upon the rock with a strong and fun
junior sail training program that will surely
produce even more skilled sailors in years
to come. -
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For Georgie Tuson, the route to her slice of heaven was anything
but direct and certainly not simple. Raised in England by seafaring
parents, she set sail at a tender age to deliver a few boats and see
the world. She and the skipper eventually purchased a small steel ves-
sel, complete with an assortment of charts, sailing from Portugal to
England, France and up the canals to Paris. The charts guided their
dreams and voyages, to Turkey, Greece, all through the Med.
After three years of cruising they made an unlikely sail to tumultu-
ous Lebanon where, in 1989, they found no other yachts in a climate
of unrest. "We hauled the boat there," Georgie said. "The yard guy
told us that if things got bad on shore, they'd axe the boat loose." Not
daunted by trouble, their next daring voyage was to Israel.
Travels continued to Gibraltar, the Canaries and on to Africa, navigat-
ing up the Gambia River after a stop in Dakar Along the way, Georgie was
constantly creating, using her hands and color, making much from little.
It was during that river sojourn that art teamed with profit and she first
showed her work at an unlikely gallery above a hair salon. Earnings from
fabric creations were supplemented with massage and teaching English.
A metamorphosis happened there because, she explained, "When you
travel, you meet all sorts of characters. You can re-invent yourself."
Africa left a lasting influence of inspiration derived from big, bold
markets, wild animals and primitive craft. It deepened on the next voy-
age, still further off the beaten path, to Bissagos Islands off Guinea Bis-
sau. Again the only yacht, in a place ignored by time, they painstakingly
navigated through areas of strong currents where sand banks constantly
changed the bottom. Onshore, a National Geographicstory unfolded of
tribespeople and exotic animals. "We traded with them a bit but even-
tually our stores onboard began to run low so we crossed the Atlantic."
Twenty-two days later the Brazilian city of Salva-
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-rr "A lot of my travels have
i ne into what I do," she
.aid. "The city was lovely;
carnival and the little is-
lands, so much color."
She collected more
hues and images in
Trinidad and Tobago
along with what has become her trademark.
"One Christmas, I wanted to buy presents
but we had no money for it. I went to the
market, bought some calabash bowels and
painted them. Everyone said they were so
great that people wanted to buy them.
So she began working on a bench un-
der the boat, on the hard, painting in ear-
nest. The first batch sold swiftly, launch-
ing an art career that soon outgrew the
boat. Vessel number two, also steel, had
a workbench and, with more room to
paint, the horizon of galleries expanded
from the Virgin Islands through the
Leewards, the Windwards, down the
chain to Trinidad.
On Georgie's first visit to Carria-
cou, a tight connection was formed.
She set up shop onshore, in the
back of a sail loft, hired an assistant
and again, as orders increased, she
outgrew the space.
Like Goldilocks, Georgie has
finally found a place that is just
right, a perfect piece of Paradise.
There are several local fellows
who help gather the gourds and
a few others who cut and clean
them. And Wendy, her very first
employee, works beside her, prim-
ing, varnishing, labeling, packing,
doing whatever is needed to keep
things on the move.
The ample room and extra help
have been great for Georgie's cre-
ativity. Last year she enjoyed her first
exhibition atAntigua's Harmony Hall,
featuring paintings on canvas and
wood of fanciful island people and
places; brightly clad women, babies
and chickens, priests and mermaids,
each with a story to tell.
The wood she paints on has its
own story, combed from the beach
or gathered as off-cuts from the lo-
cal boats under construction. "I find
some pieces on the tracks of the old
plantation routes," she said. Other
found objects-glass, seeds, bits
that wash ashore-find their way into
a Georgie Tuson image.
Georgie's latest masterpiece is a
new daughter, an addition to a busy
brood of children who blow in and out
like the winds that sweep her work-
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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
ailing sometimes means
the most to people who
wouldn't normally get to
try on the sport-especially kids.
Enter the Heart of Sailing and its
new chapter in Puerto Rico.
The Heart of Sailing (HoS) is a
charity started in the United States
in 2004 by software entrepreneur
and lifelong sailor George Saidah.
Saidah had discovered firsthand z
how much sailing benefited a loved f
onewith a developmental disability,
Thus, the HOS's mission is to teach ?
sailing to special needs children as
a type of recreational therapy, like
art, music and horseback riding
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courage abstract thought and
teamwork, problem-solving skills, A
patience and self-respect. Last
October, Saidah traveled to Puerto Rico to help launch the Heart
of Sailing Puerto Rico (HoSPR) chapter at the Palmas del Mar Yacht
Club, in Humacao. Over 250 people, including families and their kids,
musical entertainers and a host of volunteers from Puerto Rico's sailing
community, attended. The kick-off was organized by avid sailor Jose
Luis Rivera, who spearheaded the start of the HoSPR chapter.
"Essentially, it was our will to share our passion for sailing and its
mental, physical and spiritual rewards with those who didn't have
immediate access to the sport, particularly due to conditions such as
Down's Syndrome and Autism," says Rivera, who has volunteered with
many non-profit entities throughout his life. He most recently served
as an advisor to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in addition to
holding a full-time job as the island's Dufour dealer and owner of
Nautifull Sailing Club & Charters.
Since October, HoSPR has hosted over 15 day sails all over Puerto
Rico. Volunteer skippers include Julio Solier from Sea Lovers in Fajardo,
Pedro'Popeye' Ortiz from Puerto del Rey, Jorge Santiago at the Ponce
Yacht & Fishing Club, Carlos Micames at the Club Deportivo del Oeste
(in Cabo Rojo), and Rivera at Palmas del Mar.
"Atypical day sail will take place on a beautiful day We will postpone
if the weather is not safe or promising," Rivers explains. The sail lasts
from one and one-half to two hours, departing at either 10 a.m. or 2
p.m., with a captain, the sailor and a trained caregiver, which is usually
a parent or family member.
"We take them sailing to nature-gifted coasts, islets or keys, explain
the key parts of the boat, show them and assist them about how to
hoist and unfurl the sails and take the helm," Rivera explains. "We also
place captain hats on the kids and take their photos. At the end, they
receive a HoS Day Sail Certificate and medal. The families can repeat
the day sails if they would like to."
Vessels used in the program so far include a Dufour 44 Performance,
Columbia 36 and Beneteau 30.
On August 14 to 15, the HoSPR chapter will hold a Day Sail and Fun
Sail Regatta in the island's south coast town of Salinas.
Rivera says, "The children will enjoy a day in the water with
experienced captains sailing safe boats. Additionally, we will hold a
fun race for local small boats. Further on, we are also organizing a big
boat regatta for the same purpose. The date for the latter is being
coordinated with the Puerto Rico Sailing Federation, of which we are
affiliated members, and our Advisory Board."
The HoSPR chapter, though less than one year old, has definitely
made waves in the community Comments from the kids have ranged
from the familiar "Awesome" and "That was so cool!" to "Will we
see whales?", "Will we see dolphins?" and "Am I really a captain
now?" Rivera says. In addition, one parent also related that their child
talked so much at school about their HoS experience, that the teacher
harnessed that enthusiasm and conducted a class project on sailing,
boating and marinas, and sea life.
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John Holmberg and son Kai
J ohn Holmberg has had his captain's license for 30 years and winning their class in the 2010
St Thomas Rolex
has certainly made good use of it. He learned to sail 40 years
ago on St. Thomas, and he still remembers the first time he
capsized off of Sapphire Beach. He was four and his brother
Peter (the Peter Holmberg of match racing and America's Cup fame)
was three. Their dad would take them out on a sailfish, a predecessor
to the Sunfish. His best memories are of times out on the water or
hanging around boats, and he has a lot of those memories. He's spent :
his life on the water and he's done it all, from teaching windsurfing at
the Bitter End to captaining private boats that spend their summers i
in the Northeast.
Holmberg went on his first charter when he was 12. He'd been
working at a boatyard and was in the middle of painting the bottom a
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"They knew nothing, and they wanted to make sure they didn't run
the boat aground. Then I ran the boat aground," he says with a laugh.
But to Holmberg, that's what sailing is all about. In that instance he
knew enough to get the boat heeled over to get off the sand bar.
Even by the time he was
12 he'd been to national
and international sailing
competitions, and he has
spent his life learning all
he can about the sport.
Most recently, he
became the owner of
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The job description suits this avid pursuer of sailing knowledge
who, when I asked who had influenced him most in the sailing
world, responded, "I could give a list of all the people that have
been influential, but it'd be a really long list. I've tried to learn from
everybody I've sailed with, even if it's learning what not to do."
And it's notjust his own learning that he's interested in. "I've learned
I love to teach. I love to share my experiences, my knowledge. I love
to see the sparkle in someone's eye when they get it, when they get
excited about the sport," he said. "I've made a bunch of mistakes in
my 40-something years boating here, and if I can save someone from
making those same mistakes I'm happy"
That includes teaching his son, Kai, who last October began sailing
Hobie Cats with his dad. They've only sailed two regattas but they
dominated the class on both occasions, one of which was the 2010 St.
Thomas International Rolex Cup Regatta in March.
"We went out there with three achievable goals," he said. "Goal-
setting and setting achievable goals are important. We wanted to
start and finish every race, keep the mast up, and have fun. And by
keeping it fun, we won every race. And I'll tell you, going upwind in
the Rolex with my kid on the wire, and he turns to me and goes 'Dad,
I love you, this is awesome,' that was one of the best moments of
I had one final question forthis permanent Caribbean boater, before
he went out with his youth sailing class-his own effort, as he says, to
"get 'em off the X-box and onto the water." What does he love most
about sailing? He smiles.
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playing chess with oversized pieces and then someone shakes
the board every now and then when the wind shifts. It's an art.
It's unique to every person. People can find all different ways to
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BY GARY E. BROWN
splendid racing, more blue water, and more of the
wonderful hospitality from a people who have made
sailing their national sport. Regattas offer journalists a
press boat. In Anguilla they go a step further. Should they choose,
writers can immerse themselves in the whole sailing experience.
That's why I was there.
Day one, and leaving the press boat to those made of lesser stuff,
I headed for a massive lump of a boat with a name that said it all:
Tradition. Carrying a massive gaff mainsail, Tradition, which is now
based in Anguilla, was taking part in the West Indian Workboat Class,
a new addition to this event. Absence of winches and instruments,
and the fact that no one was wearing those prissy gloves, gave some
indication of what I was in for. Grunts, sweat, and the feel of the wind
on the back of your neck are what you need to handle this lady
The race committee sent the Multihulls, Non-Spinnaker and
Spinnaker Class boats off first and then it was our turn. As Tradition
barreled toward the line, leaving Alexis Andrews's Antiguan workboat
Genesisfar behind, something happened that I have never seen before.
Well into the one-minute start sequence, Captain Laurie Gumbs called
the race committee and asked them to delay the start. Following a
different course, but sharing the first windward mark, Tradition and
Genesis would round on Starboard tack at the same time as the rest of
the fleet were rounding on port. "Too dangerous," said our Captain,
and Alexis and the race officers agreed.
Minutes later and we restarted, but when our attempt to jibe
the massive mainsail went wrong, Genesis sailed by and gained a
Richard West's Alden schooner
Charm III was raced by a crew from
the Anguilla Youth Sailing Program
As the gap widened, Genesis suddenly rounded
up and hove to.
"Why did you stop?" I yelled as we sailed by
"No fun racing workboats if you're not sailing
side-by-side," came the reply, and although
we went on to race hard, that gentlemanly
comment set the tone for the entire regatta.
Saturday, and my day for the press boat
dawned idyllic: east winds 10-12 knots, blue
sky, and bluer sea. Well-known St. Maarten
yachtsman lan Hope Ross and his Beneteau
First 36.7, Kick 'em Jenny, topped the leader
board in Spinnaker Class going into the second
day, marking another worthy performance
from a crew sailing well on the Caribbean
circuit this season.
The first of four windward/leeward races saw
U Ira Epstein's beautiful Robert Clark design 64-
Sfoot ketch Lone Fox, sail out of the anchorage,
5 turn to starboard, and slice by the committee
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boat to windward of Richard
West's Alden schooner Charm /II.
A magnificent piece of sailing that
added to the rivalry enjoyed by
these two powerful boats.
Second race and drama layahead.
We didn't see it, butwe heard it-the
unmistakable sound of a collision.
By the time the press boat with its
crew of bloodthirsty photographers
arrived, the two protagonists were
sailing away, with Colin Percy and
his Nonsuch Antares heading for
the windward mark, and Lone Fox,
now retired from the race, heading
into the bay
This incident did have a happy
ending as neither yacht suffered
damage or injury. Lone Fox came
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little kiss," and amused everyone by hanging fenders along the hull
during the next race.
Ira Epstein's take on the collision was rather more succinct. "We
had ambiguities beyond the point of choice," he said, leaving me to
ponder why I can't come up quotes like that when I need them.
Sunday, the final day, and no press boat for me. Instead I accepted
an invitation to join the schooner Charm III and her crew of eight
youngsters from the Anguilla Youth Sailing Program. I have raced
on Charm III and know how demanding she can be. To race her
successfully requires numerous sail changes, including setting a
Golliwobbler: a massive sail that pulls like a train. Skipper Richard
West has a reputation for being hard but fair, so I was interested to see
how the boat would perform driven by such a young crew.
As an old hand, I expected to take up my position on the mainsheet,
a job that has taken its toll in torn skin and damaged muscles. But I
wasn't needed. Under Richard's guidance, the lads of Anguilla raced
the boat, making numerous sail changes, calling the wind-shifts,
and leaving no one in any doubt that sailing will live on as Anguilla's
The awards ceremony took place outside Johnno's Restaurant
in Sandy Ground, where lots of champagne was passed around.
Five wins from six races gave Frits Bus and his Melges 24 Team
Coors-Light the overall win in Spinnaker Class, ahead of lan Hope
Ross's Kick 'em Jenny. Bus' performance was matched by Philippe
Herve, from French St. Martin. Sailing his Beneteau First 300
Vanille, Herve scored five bullets to win Non-spinnaker, ahead of
Antares and Charm III.
With just two boats competing, Robbie Ferron's Lagoon 410
Katzenellenbogen overpowered Sylvie Ricor's Brazapi 41 Guimamaloto
win multihull overall. The inaugural workboat trophy went to Genesis.
The Anguilla Regatta never fails to please and people return every
year to enjoy its unique ambiance. After receiving his trophy, Frits Bus
said how much he enjoyed the event. "This is a great regatta, a very
nice regatta. People here are wonderful. I'm so happy they make it
happen every year."
Frits, we couldn't agree more. For results: www.anguillaregata.com -@
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People are scouring the backwaters of Europe and North
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The concept behind the Universal 40 was described to me by the
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St. Maarten this season.
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regatta. The costs of a delivery crew alone are astronomical. Loading
the yacht onto a yacht transporter is one alternative, but again costs
are high and transporters often unload hundreds of miles from a
The answer: Design and build a classic yacht that would fit exactly
into a forty-foot container, hull, keel, mast and all. Shipping a container
is cheap and, if you don't launch atthe port of destination,the container
can be trucked to the regatta and the yacht launched there.
With the transport problem solved, what of the boat itself? Here
we need to look at a classic yacht regatta. In Antigua, genuine classic
and vintage boats abound, but the number of entries would be low
indeed if the regatta hadn't created the Spirit of Tradition Class. This
innovation, started in Antigua, and now accepted all over the world,
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to sail alongside their sister ships.
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to fit the mast into a shipping container, the U40 carries a gaff rig.
Traditional she may be, but the U40 holds a big surprise. Her
underwater profile owes more to the present than the past and her
bulb keel and spade rudder wouldn't look out of place on an Open 60.
How this yacht will be received by classic regatta aficionados remains
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the local port companies CPA and CPS hosted 200 maritime
experts from the Caribbean islands, Latin America and the
USA. The main theme was RIMS (Regional Integrated Maritime
Strategy) and for all sectors the question was set: RIMS: if not
today ... When?
etter oat Insurance After the opening ceremony with the singing of the
Better B t I sura e National Anthem by schoolchildren from all corners of the
Caribbean, lectures were given about global economic and
trade outlook in the recently-afflicted industry.
SRupert Connor from Fort Lauderdale discussed the
opportunities in the luxury yacht business, Linval Baily from
S. Jamaica cited security challenges and FedEx Troy Maxey
from Miami told his story about integrated air cargo. The
Presentation of the US Customs and Border protection
.o representative, Loretta Gamble elicited emotional reactions
.. "... S from the island officials and moderator David Harding had to
So. O smooth ruffled feathers.
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a spouses boarded Manta and Ocoa, two seagoing tug boats,
-.- all minds were united again, enjoying the views on Curagao's
^iir l Handelskade and even more on shipping action at the CPA
." and KTK port offices, CPS' container quay and the hustle and
StI bustle at the Curagao Dry Dock.
On the last day solutions for RIMS implementation in
It's about time!! the perspective of cruise tourism, shore excursions, ocean
carrier, feeder and ports and luxury yachts were concluded
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HEADING SOUTH TO CHAGUARAMAS
TRINIDAD'S YACHTING DESTINATION: MARINAS
BY PENNY SELLER
the hurricane season, & Chaguaramas
is the destination. It is nestled in the
lee of the western arm of the Northern
Range punctuated by the "Bocas" or "Dragon's
Mouth." These are the dramatic gateways from
the Caribbean Sea into the protected Gulf
of Paria. a ER
Chaguaramas' strategic location has long
been recognized. It was leased to the Americans
during World War II where a Military Base was
established providing a safe, sheltered harbor for
their fleet of ships and submarines. Much of the .
infrastructure remains, with many historical sites in
the area and surrounding islands. Chaguaramas
is deemed a National Park, and is the main base
for Trinidad's Coast Guard and Regiment. The
leisure marine industry in this bay has grown,
most rapidly since the early 1990s.
Power Boats were stored and launched there with tractor and trailer. The
Power Boats was the first facility to recognize that visiting yachts Directors saw the potential, and so began the transformation to the
needed a marina. Originally, only power boats (hence the name) first true marina in Chaguaramas. Known for efficient and friendly
service, it offers stern-to slips for yachts (up to 80ft in length). It
boasts the only fuel dock for yachts in Chaguaramas, and provides
Crews Inn all the amenities as well as apartments to rent, Sails Restaurant,
Lighthouse grocery and roti hut. The boatyard has a new 60 ton Travel Lift
Restaurant and a full complement of professional boat repair services.
Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Association (TTSA)
TTSA was the first anchorage and facility specifically for yachts in
Chaguaramas. The site was leased in 1972 and the Association has
grown into a vibrant club and sailing school with races held most
weekends from November to May Visiting yachts are welcome to
anchor and for a reasonable fee can become temporary members. This
allows use of the dinghy dock and facilities, which include the Spinnaker
Bar, restaurant, pool and laundry Its friendly club atmosphere makes it
a favorite with cruising families, www.ttsailing.org
Peake Yacht Services
Peake's main store at Cocorite has always included a range of chandlery
items. To meet the demands of the growth in the yachting industry the
company opened a marina, boatyard and chandlery in Chaguaramas.
The dock accommodates yachts up to 115 ft, stern-to with amenities.
Its 150 ton Marine Travel Lift easily accommodates catamarans, up to
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31 ft beam. A full complement of boat repair services is available on-
site. The hotel and newly opened "Zanzibar by the Sea" restaurant
is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the
It is instantly recognized by the Lighthouse Restaurant, so named for
the landmark red and white lighthouse welcoming yachts into their
marina. It boasts the largest hotel (with pool) and the most slips, easily
accommodating super yachts. It has all the amenities one would
expect at a marina and more. There are conference facilities and areas
ideal for special events, a HiLo grocery, Duty Free liquor at Apadoca's
and even a hair salon. It is the site of Customs and Immigration in
Chaguaramas, so whatever your ultimate destination in Chaguaramas,
you will first make landfall there! www.crewsinn.com
This marina hasstern-to docking with amenities, and can accommodate
catamarans. It is the site of the popular "Joe's Pizza" and the post
office is nearby. There are a number of self-catering hotel rooms and
a small pool. There is a 60 ton Travel Lift and several marine shops.
This small marina with stern-to slips is best known for the Wheelhouse
Pub serving freshly caught swordfish and steak. The owners have
a fleet of fishing vessels ensuring that fresh fish is served as a daily
delicacy. There are a number of on-site shops and services.
A Place to Feel at Home
Many cruisers call Chaguaramas "home," and they are right. There is
no residential development in Chaguaramas. Boaters
are the only civilian residents, and to meet their needs,
a village of services has grown up around them.
WiFi is widely available in Chaguaramas. All marinas
are within walking distance of each other Skizzo's Water
Taxi service is a convenient alternative during the day
and by arrangement, at night. Transport to Port of Spain
is provided by "Maxi Taxi" or bus at minimal cost. Based
in Tropical Marine, Jesse James of Members Only Taxi
Service is a registered tour guide, a Port Officer of the
Ocean Cruising Club for Trinidad and Co-host for the
I Trinidad Seven Seas Cruising Station.
If dock-side living is not your choice, the Yacht
Services Association of Trinidad &Tobago (YSATT) has a
number of secure moorings in the bay that are available
for rental at a minimal fee. www.ysatt.org
Next: Part 2 Services in Chaguaramas
ALL AT SEA'S CARIBBEAN MARINA GUIDE
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Antigua Jolly Harbour Marina 268-462-6042 10' 250' 158 110/220 Cable 68 *
Aruba Renaissance Marina Aruba 297-588-0260 13' 200' 50 110/220 16/69 *
Curagao Seru Boca 599-767-9042 14' 150' 140 127/220 67
Dominican Republic Marina Zar Par 809-523-5858 12' 120' 110 110220 5 FREE
Dominican Republic Ocean World Marina 809-970-3373 12' + 250' 104 110/220 16/68 *
Grenada Clarkes Court Bay Marina 473-439-2593 13' 60' 52 110/220 16/74 USB
Grenada Grenada Marine 473-443-1667 15' 70' 4 110/220 16 FREE
Grenada Le Phare Bleu Marina 473-444-2400 15' 120' 60 110/220/480 16 FREE
Grenada Port Louis Marina 473-435-7431 14.76' 90m 170 230/240/400/ 14 FREE
Grenada Prickly Bay Marina 473-439-5265 17' 200' 10 308 16 *
Guadeloupe Marina Bas-du-Fort 590590936620 15.5' 210' 1,100 110/220/380 9 FREE
Jamaica Errol Flynn Marina & Shipyard 876-715-6044 32' 600' 33 PH 060HZ Cable 16/9 FREE
Jost Van Dyke North Latitude Marina 248-495-9930 12' 50' N/A N/A 16
Puerto Rico Marina Pescaderia 787-717-3638 8' 65' 97 110/220 16/68 *
Puerto Rico Puerto del Rey Marina 787-860-1000 15' 260' 1,000 120/208 Cable 16/71
Puerto Rico Sunbay Marina 787-863-0313 12' 75' 287 110/220 Cable 16/12 *
St. Croix St. Croix Marine 340-773-0289 11' 150' 44 110/220 16/18
St. Lucia Rodney Bay Marina 758-452-0324 15' 220' 232 110/220 16/17 *
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St. Lucia The Marina at Marigot Bay 758-451-4275 16' 250' 40 110/220H380 Cable 16/12 *
St. Maarten Island Water World Marina 599-544-5310 8' 90' 54 Available Cable 74
St. Maarten Lagoon Marina Cole Bay Wtrft 599-544-2611 9' 100' 45 110/220 16 FREE
Simpson Bay Marina 11012201
St. Maarten Si o n y GY destination 599-544-2309 14' 200' 126 110/2* 1
St. Martin Captain Oliver's 590590-87 10' 150' 160 110/240 16/67
St. Thomas American Yacht Harbor 3407756454 9.5' 110' 106 110240 1611
Tortola, BVI Nanny Cay Marina 284-494-2512 12' 125' 200 110/220 16 *
Tortola, BVI Soper's Hole 284-495-4589 25' 170' 50 110/240 Cable 16 Cafe
Tortola, BVI Village Cay Marna 284-494-2771 12' 200' 106 110/220/ Cable* 16/71 line
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Very clean and ready to go.
1997 56 Ft Reinke
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Clean and ready to go
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1982 Nautical 60
1977 43 ft Waquiez
Amphitrite. Bullet proof
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1978 ISLANDER 55 JBoat.
and old world charm.
Refitted 2009. $249K
1977 31 ft Dolphin sloop
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1990 42 ft Carver.
Spotless and pristine
1978 Islander 36.
Serious Blue Water
1992 TRINTELLA 49
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1995 Roberts 45
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2003 Lion 46 Power Cat.
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34' 1978 Steel Sloop (ROB)...................................................... US$30,000
36' 1977 Roberts Home Built (located in Barbados)............... US$40,000
37' 2006 Hallberg Rassy.................................................. US$359,000.00
37.6' 1987 Topaz .......................................................................... US$85,000
38' 1997 Beneteau ................................................................... US$100,000
39' 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .......................reduced to US$70,000
40' 1981 Divorne Steel ............................................................. US$50,000
40' 1986 TaShing Tashiba (excellent condition) .reduced to US$179,500
40' 2002 Hermine DI (launched 2008)...................................... EU264,000
41' 1982 Sigma Marine Project ................................................ US$60,000
41' 1985 Irwin Ketch ................................................................. US$85,000
42' 1986 Endeavour................................................................... US$98,000
43' 1999 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon............................................... EU247,500
43' 1985 G itana ......................................................... .............US$115,000
45' 1998 Peterson cutter........................................................ US$189,999
45' 1999 Passport a/c 44....................................................... US$365,000
46' 1988 Comet 460............................................................. US$136,000
46' 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ............................ US$329,000
48' 1971 Motor Sailer.................................................................. US$90,000
48' 1981 Viva Nautica............................................................... US$148,500
50' 1974 Motor Yacht (locally built) ......................................... US$80,000
50' 1991 Celestial Pilothouse............................................... US$268,000
50' 2001 Beneteau .................................................................... EU188,000
51' 1986 Beneteau .................................................................. US$225,000
51' 1990 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey ............................reduced to EU99,000
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
33' 1988 Dean Ocean Comber................................................ US$100,000
40' 1999 Woods Catamaran..................................................... US$247,500
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48 1974 Maple Leaf CC Sop, great pice, leducd for immedatesell...$60,000
45 1978 ErduranWindboats Pilothouse tdh,stronargandelegt..$125,000
41 1982 Morgan OI CC cruising ketch, Perkins, dinghy & more.. $69,000
39 1974 South Sea Steel passage maker, orgina owner, bring ofers.$55,000
38 2002 Voyage Catamaran Private one owner cruising cat......$225,000
38 1987 Freedom Completely refit, excellent condition, loaded....$94,000
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
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40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise......$79.9K
40' '01 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, 3 strms.$109K
41' '80 Morgan Out Isl, Well maintained.$69K
43' '86 Pan Oceanic, Bluewater cruiser $135K
44' '77 CSY Sloop, new rigging ..............$115K
50' 1978 Gulfstar
46' '00 Jeanneau 3 strms,great cond.....$159.9K
50' '78 Gulfstar Ketch, Classic, 3 strms..$99.9K
50' '78 Nautor Motorsailer, refit, excellent cond.$325K
60 '82 Nauical Ketch, 4 storms, charterorc uise.$219K
26' '87 Whale Boat, Diesel, CG cert ......$28K
27' '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin..$15K
32' '03 Sea Ray, 350HP Mercruisers......$95K
34' '89 Sea Ray Express, diesels............ $55K
37' '86 CML Trawler. Needs engs ...............$20K
38' '77 Chris-Craft 2 strm, cockpit............... $30K
39' '98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels... $129.9K
40' '97 Carver MY, Ckpt, great condition $89.9K
42' '71 Grand Banks MY, CG Cert 42 pass.$99K
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48' '99 Dyna Craft MY, 435HP diesels..$299.5K
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1998 42' NOVATEC TRAWLER.
Twin Cummins 220HP turbo diesel with
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TARTAN TEN 81, super nice and
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BUSINESS FOR SALE in St. John,
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BALTIC 55 SAILBOAT CHARTER
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40' HINCKLEY B40 YAWL, 1964,
1989 Westerbeke 46hp w/1805hrs +/-,
dark blue, recent sails, radar, sim-
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1986. Highly customized for perfor-
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awnings. Excellent sail-away condition.
Lying St.Croix. $169,000US. E-mail:
24FT TES720 SLOOP BUILT IN
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Very nice cruising sailboat. Equipped
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Create your own recipes using the summer's fresh herbs,
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PASTA WITH FRESH VEGETABLES AND CHEESE
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4.
8 oz dried chunky pasta (farfalle, fusilli, or your choice)
1 cup tomatoes, roughly chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup yellow summer squash, same size as the tomatoes
1 cup asparagus, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup roughly chopped parsley
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup crumbled Saga Blue cheese
2 Tbsp white truffle oil
Freshly ground sea salt and pepper to taste
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AVOCADO TOMATO SALAD
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves: 6.
2 fully ripened avocados, halved, pitted and sliced
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3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp. fresh ground sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
In a serving bowl, gently toss avocados and tomatoes. In a small cup
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avocados and tomatoes.
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4.
1 head of cauliflower
1 bunch of radishes
1 bunch of spring onions, cut lengthwise
3/4 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Clean cauliflower and radishes, discard ends and cut into 1-1/2-
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spring onions and mix in mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves: 4.
2 (8 oz) containers (2 cups) nonfat peach yogurt
1/2 pint fresh raspberries (about 1-1/4 cup)
1-1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks (or frozen or canned)
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E-Z APPLE "PIE"
Preparation time: 20 minutes.
Cooking time: 30 minutes. Serves: 6.
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup diced Granny Smith apples (about 2 apples)
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