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know this because it is crowded, expensive, and the
people are as cold as the water. Everyone ashore has
dollar signs in their eyes. There are so many crazy
rules and so much governmental red tape-you have to sail while tow-
ing a lawyer in your dinghy Different countries are constantly bick-
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swim? Don't they know this will delay the transfer of our funds?"
Needless to say, we're suffering from sticker shock aboard Wild
Card. A can of soda ashore costs about the same money as, say, to
buy an entire Thai family in Southeast Asia.
... we're so broke we can't pay attention," my wife recently lament-
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A couple of days later we were walking past a clothing store and she
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Since we're in a Muslim country, the beer is even more expensive
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"If you want to tie up to a dock, it's expensive," admitted one marina
manager, "but that's life. Convenience costs money."
"Okay," I said, attempting to get into the big-spender swing of
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named Wild Card to a dock for the night?"
.. a hundred," he said.
.a hundred what?" I asked. "Lira? US dollars? Euros? Ounces
He hesitated, as if considering how far he could press his luck. Then
he broke into a wide smile and said, "Which ever is worth more! No,
seriously, for you my friend, today-only ... 100 euros!"
"Okay," I said. "What's the slip number? Where is the dock I tie to?"
"You're new here, aren't you," he mused, "because any Med sailor
would know you don't get a dock for your dockage payment ... you
get not-a-dock! That's right, you get the right to attempt to squeeze-
in, stern-to, between two large, heavy steel German motorsailors,
.. no buoy to hold us off the wall or some sturdy pilings, perhaps?"
"Absolutely not," he said. "We don't believe in coddling!"
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"That's reassuring," I said. "This is certainly a lot more fun and far
easier than backing down on my anchors!'
It took me awhile to wedge myself stern-to the quay Luckily, I had
plenty of help from the crowd ashore-which didn't dissipate even
after I'd been squared away.
"... why are all these people staring at me?" I asked the manager.
"Oh," he said with a gay laugh. "Them! They're your observers.
Or, to put it another way, you're their floating exhibit. This month our
theme is 'Sea Gypsies at Play.' You can think of our city marina sort-of
as an aquatic zoo-where both animals and onlookers are allowed the
privilege of paying and paying and paying."
"Well," I said, "I guess it makes sense to make it coming and go-
ing-even if it is to the detriment of the customer."
"Exactly," he beamed. "You're catching-on to Euro-style, eh?"
"Where do I plug in my electricity?"
"Well," he said with a sheepish grin, "that's a bit of a story You'll
need to buy a special Tibetan plug-which is, lucky for you, also on
sale. I assume your vessel is 169 volts?"
... what?" I said. "Isn't 220 volts standard?"
Used to be," he chuckled, "but recent EU electrical codes,
delivered via black Belgium helicopters, now require us to change
the voltage daily-to prevent tourists...er, I mean, terrorists-from
using our power grid to their benefit. So you'll need, in addition
to said plug, a converter which converts more of your money into
ours... no problem!"
"Water?" I asked.
"We have Perrier on tap-which is one of the reasons we have so
many Frenchies as customers," he said. "Sure, it's a tad pricey but, hey,
if you can't afford drinking water, you ain't a rich Westerner, are you?"
I was lowering my passarelle to the dock when I noticed him staring
at the area intently. "Is there...?"
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"Well, yes," he admitted. "We have to charge for your docklines
and your gangplank-I'm sure you understand ... we can't just ignore
such obvious profit centers, can we?"
"Certainly not," I said. "I don't want to victimize you ...
"Of course you don't," he said. "which brings to the head-valve
lock rental ..."
... head lock?"
"Yes, so you can't pump out your holding tank while in harbor."
"Oh," I said, and rocked back on my heels.
"You'll also need to have us empty your holding tank in order to stay
here-strictly as an environmental service, I'm sure you'll understand."
.. and that's ...?
.. twenty bucks."
"Twenty dollars to pump out my holding tank?" I said. "Well, okay."
"There's a slight problem," he said. "You have to have your holding
tank pumped out to tie up-but we don't have a pump-out station
here. In fact, there are no functioning pump-out stations anywhere in
the entire country."
"But that's impossible," I said, "if..."
But he cut me off with, "... no, it is not. We're a creative, hardwork-
ing people-and so we've figured out a way around this ... for an addi-
tional $20 ... total of $40 dollars ... we'll mark your holding tank punch
card as pumped-out without actually wasting all the carbon to pump it
out ... and, hey, everyone is happy!"
"... very happy," I said. "you can't get much more agreeable than that!"
... I'm all for the environment."
... me too," he beamed.
It was dark by this time-and hard to work on re-wiring the Tibetan
shore-power plug with all the on-lookers yelling "... show us your tits!"
to my suddenly-shy wife at the galley below.
"I don't know what's gotten into her," I laughed to all the gawkers
pressing eagerly around the stern rail. "Normally she parades around
the cabin in her bra ..
It was, of course, a cosmopolitan "Did you have sex
crowd-as Euro dock vultures tend
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to be. "Do you know the German with your wife
word for brassiere?" asked one Nazi- last night?" "I
looking dude-who got a big laugh
with the punch line, "... holds 'em
did," I admitted.
"Then there's a
$50 'sir' charge."
Carolyn was too shy to come out into
the cockpit amid all the cat-calls, so she
hollered up at me, "... throw away the garbage, please."
This wasn't easy-as we had to sort our trash into separate piles
of plastic, metal, glass, natural, organic, fake, insincere, gold, lithium,
titanium, cement, paper, cardboard, clay, imitation vinyl, wood, alumi-
num, iron, plaster, fish scales, stainless steel, etc.
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naturally, counted as one category ($5) and one item ($2) for a
total of $7 per.)
It was close to midnight when I finally was able to bring my insur-
ance forms into the marina-which was long-closed.
In order to be first in line in the morning, I slept directly in front of
the marina office ... on the concrete steps.
This turned out to be a good move-as the paperwork took a long,
long time to complete the following morning. We had to wait for the
water-meter reading, the electrical-meter reading, the sucker-meter
reading ... you name it!
... and, finally," smiled the marina manager, "did you have sex with
your wife last night while on marina property?"
"Well," I said, blushing, "Frankly ... I'm not accustomed to telling
such intimate details of our lives ..."
"I understand," smiled the manager. 'And we're well-aware, via
Monica Lewinsky, how prudish you Americans are. But I need to know
... for billing purposes ... did you or did you not conjugally visit with
"I did," I admitted, and blushed deep red.
.. then there's a $50 'sir' charge."
.. what?" I gasped. "Why should I pay the marine to sleep with
my own wife?"
"Because the marina can-and will be happy to-supply you with
a prostit ... an, er, a professional woman. If you choose celibacy, fine.
There's no additional charge. But if you have sex with your spouse-
you are depriving a local 'working girl' of her livelihood. Thus, under-
standably, you must pay-unless your wife is a locally-licensed, VHF-
radio linked, DSC-enabled-call-girl!"
"Oh," I said, my head spinning. "I thought because I'd had a long-
standing 'in-house' service contract with my wife ..."
I noticed the marina manager was frowning. "... we don't, Cap'n
Fatty, much like nit-picking scofflaws here in the eastern Med."
"No," I agreed contritely "Of course not. Sorry"
Since the dockage bill (for not-a-dock) was so large, I couldn't put
it all on one credit card-in fact, I had to swing a small 'bridge loan
through E-trade to cover the unexpected expense.
Just when I thought I was finally done and stuffing my receipts into
the ship's papers-just when I was going to return to my yacht and fall
into a deep, deep, penniless sleep-the marina manager said, "I'll
cast you off."
I looked at my watch, and grinned sickly He was right-24 hours
"I hope you enjoyed your stay," shouted the manager as I cranked
up our M30 Perkins diesel.
"I did," I said-but couldn't stop myself from adding, "but it was
"Well," he responded sagely, "like I said, Fatty-convenience
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Sailing lessons with Charlie begin with a safety brief-
ing. There must be life jackets or PFDs for everyone
on board, a throwable life ring or horseshoe buoy, fire
extinguishers for all types of fire and a quantity to satisfy the
size of boat, and a quick lesson on fire extinguisher operation
and different methods of extinguishing a fire. Other safety
issues include man overboard and recovery, sound signals,
lights at night and VHF operation.
Now VHF operation presents quite a bit of confusion
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nication ceases. Then there are the three forms of emer-
gency broadcast: Securite, Pan Pan and Mayday. What
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me. Pan pan comes from the French panne, which means
breakdown and Securite is a warning concerning your se-
curity. Wonderful! The French are always there when they
"Mayday is only for the most serious emergencies and
is broadcast on channel 16," explains Charlie, "and is for
impending loss of life situations. Every sailor should know
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boat and nature of the emergency."
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my wife's having a heart attack!"
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PW: "My position is serious!"
ER: "Sir, what is your location?"
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ER: "Sir, what is your lat and long?"
PW: "UUUrrrh, just a minute."
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third, independent battery bank for house loads on
Wired, has so far resulted in the addition of new volt-
age meters, replacement of a good deal of the ca-
bling in the primary circuits and a small amount of general housekeep-
ing in the main panel.
Before actually tackling the addition of the new bank we've de-
cided to take on one additional small project. Although the new
Blue Seas voltage meters function perfectly and provide accurate
real time information on battery condition, they do not monitor am-
perage so we're going to go ahead and install a new ammeter as
well. After all, there is no such thing as too much information and
since we will have a brief opportunity to log this info before we
install our new bank it will be valuable in determining our require-
ments for amp/hour capacity.
Projects like installing an ammeter can expose you to high current.
You must have an understanding of how electricity functions and ex-
ercise safe work habits. If possible you should begin by removing
the cables from the negative post of EVERY battery bank and if ap-
plicable, by unplugging the AC shore power cord and/or shutting
down the generator. This project is within the capability of a good
DIYer, but if you're unsure, do the right thing and call a professional
Ammeters work by measuring the current flowing through a circuit.
Modern ammeters employ a shunt installed in the circuit being moni-
tored. The shunt can be
located anywhere in the
positive side of the cir-
cuit. Two small gauge
conductors run between
either side of the shunt
and a display meter The
display can be mounted
in any convenient dry
location even one well
away from the circuit be-
Make sure when pur-
chasing an ammeter that
it is sized to exceed the
"You must have an under-
standing of how electricity
functions and exercise safe
work habits. If possible you
should begin by removing the
cables from the negative post
of EVERY battery bank and if
applicable, by unplugging the
AC shore power cord and/or
shutting down the generator."
maximum current that will flow through the circuit. The shunt will act
as a fuse and blow if the current exceeds the allowable capacity ren-
dering the circuit dead. This can be dangerous if you lose power at
the wrong time. In any event you will be out the cost of the shunt, the
lions' share of your investment.
In our case the main panel is becoming congested. I chose to mount
the shunt outside of the panel, closer to the battery bank. Knowing
that ultimately our intention is to reconfigure our house system, it
made sense to make some changes at this stage. Since I had a piece
of primary cable left over from my last project, I decided to run it from
the panel towards the proposed location of the new bank and see
where it landed.
Good luck prevailed when the cable end landed in a dry location
between two the existing battery banks.
For reasons I don't completely understand the engineers at Hat-
teras had installed a master switch for the house supply fed from the
supply post on the port engine master switch. I eliminated the jumper
between these switches and connected the new cable directly to the
supply side of house switch. The other end I connected to one side of
the shunt. I installed a short (temporary) cable from the other end of
the shunt to one of the existing banks. This cable will be replaced with
one leading to the new bank when it is installed.
After mounting the shunt the next step was to mount the display.
There was room next to our voltage meters so the decision was sim-
ple. One conductor connects to each of the small terminals on the
shunt and to the corresponding terminals on the back of the display.
As always, the longer the run is the larger the required awg. I used
a length of 14/2 Anchor Boat Cable supported neatly alongside the
(Neatness counts, make sure your crimps are tight. Rings are always
preferred to forks and don't skimp on ties. Unsupported wires are
prone to chafe, wear and stress.) Both conductors are "hot." Be care-
ful not to accidently ground them and do not mistakenly connect them
to the large terminals or your meter will be destroyed.
After tightening the connections and mounting the display it is time
to reconnect the negative conductors. Make sure all loads are turned
off. This will eliminate sparking as you connect the cables. Take a mo-
ment at this time to ensure that the posts are clean and the clamps are
in good condition.
Presto! Your new ammeter is up and running. If you're like me, you
might be surprised to find out just how much electricity you are consum-
ing. In my case I found that the "instant on" features in our 12 volt TV(s)
and stereos plus the wireless modem were consuming almost 2amps,
24 hrs a day! Good info to have and another job to add to the list. &
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Dear Dr. IT,
In the past you wrote about sharing a single internet connection
around the boat, can you help me optimize my setup? We spend
most of our time anchored outside of Wi-Fi range but regularly
use cell phone data connections. Can I also share this connection
around the boat to use other devices besides my laptop?
m/v Gordita (via email)
Sharing an internet
connection is becom- An example of 3G
ing easier and easier
by the day; I would
be happy to give you
a few ideas. I assume
you are referring to a
piece I wrote in the
past discussing shar-
ing a Wi-Fi connec-
tion using internet
connection sharing (ICS) in Windows XP with an external router.
This option still exists within the newest release of Windows 7 and
is a valid solution for you, although it would demand you park the
laptop you are currently using in a fixed location and connect the
wireless router to it.
While this may be an easy solution I am not too keen on park-
ing the laptop in a fixed location, or being forced to run both
computer and router whenever you want to have a boat-wide
connection. There are some newer purpose-built devices for mo-
bile telephony communications that will allow you a more effi-
cient system and more flexibility when compared to running both
laptop and router with ICS.
These devices are referred to as Mobile Broadband Routers;
one could think of them as a standard router, but instead of pick-
ing up an internet connection from a cable modem or another
traditional method you would normally use, the unit uses a cel-
lular data connection. These come in various flavors supporting
both USB based and PCMCIA based cellular data cards and vari-
ous data connection speeds. You should pick a router based on
where you plan to be operating, what carrier or carriers you will
use, and what type of wireless data device you will own.
My favorite Mobile Broadband Routers include the M RB1000 by
Cradle Point Technology and the Top Global 3G Phoebus Wi-Fi
Router if you plan to change carriers, or the Linksys WRT54G3G-
AT if you are only going to use AT&T M RB1 000 is not overly costly
at around $150 USD and has both the cellular modem ports and a
traditional wired input to obtain internet access, while providing
a 802.11 N hotspot and wired connections for the users on your
boat. It's also compatible with a wide range of cellular data cards,
both EVDO and HSDPA, while bringing some neat features such
as load balancing to the table.
Bandwidth is always a concern when using cellular devices;
some mobile broadband routers such as the MRB1000 offer dual
data card ports. This allows the router to use both data cards at
once and thus increase the overall bandwidth available to the
boat. These sounds great, but remember this will require two
data card subscriptions and increase your phone bill.
If I was setting out to build a system today I would select a
MRB1000 router and couple it with AT&T or Sprint data devices.
I have had good luck with both Sprint and AT&T devices in the
waters of Puerto Rico and the USVI.
Leaving US waters will mean that you need to purchase a de-
vice you can exchange SIM cards in, as you cruise and change
local phone carriers. There are multiple devices on the market
that can do this, depending on your planned cruising range; cross
reference the local carrier's devices with the router you purchase
and pick accordingly One thing to remember is that when you
buy a data card you intend to switch SIM cards in as you cruise, be
sure it is not locked for use only with a single carrier.
Ramon, I hope that I have helped you here. Going with a mo-
bile broadband router will keep your energy use down as many
of them run on 12V power. Going this route will also free up your
laptop for occasional or full time use while still allowing the router
to provide full time connections for other devices such as the chil-
dren's social networking devices or iPhones.
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BILLFISH FISHING TOURNAMENT
At the end of May, 31 teams representing
17 countries participated in this milestone f
event fished out of Havana, Cuba. Des- a
tiny wanted a Spanish team on board the
symbolic yacht Pilar, moored in Marina Hemingway, to
win a Hemingway Tournament for the first time. (Ernest
Hemingway did not have that luck on his own legendary
boat Pilar, now displayed at the Hemingway Museum
Vigia country estate in Havana where the author lived
for more than 20 years.)
"With this victory we paid homage to that man who
agreed on giving his name to this sport fishing event. Cu-
ban anglers had a lot of influence on Hemingway," said
Jose Luis "Pepe" Conde, member of the Hemingway In-
ternational Yacht Club of Cuba and owner of Pilar.
In the Captains Meeting on Monday May 24th, at the
headquarters of the Hemingway International Yacht
Club of Cuba, Commodore Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich
welcomed anglers, and Rob Kramer, James Meredith
and Hort Schneider, presidents of the International Game Fish As-
sociation, The Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society and the
European Federation of Sea Anglers, respectively. He also wel-
comed Ralph "Agie" Vicente, Commodore of the Club Nautico de
San Juan, Puerto Rico and Representative of the Billfish Foundation
for the Caribbean.
The countries that had the most participation this anniversary year
were the United States of America with four teams and Italy, Russia, Cay-
man Islands and Cuba with three
teams each. The United Kingdom
had two teams. It was the first time
no American team came from the
US sailing their own boat.
The first fishing day ended
with the event's first valid capture
made byteam Pilar, which tagged
and released a blue marlin. On a
lay day after two days of fishing,
some participants visited places
that Hemingway used to visit
while others exchanged opin-
ions about the different sides of
the life of the American writer in
a sports journalists meeting. The
third fishing day took place with
a white marlin and a blue marlin
tagged and released by teams
from Argentina and the United
On the fourth and final day, at
12:20 hours, the team from Ec-
uador on board Tag and Release
youngest angler of the Tournament, the
Cuban Lazaro A. Alonso Rodriguez, also
received a book from Guy Harvey, as did
the 15 repeating teams. Haidi Jafroudi,
the only woman that tagged and released
a marlin, received a painting by Cuban
painter Jorge Guanche.
Anglers were invited to participate in the
61st "Ernest Hemingway" International Bill-
fish Fishing Tournament that will take place
from June 6th to 11th, 2011.
Report submitted by Jose Miguel Diaz
Escrich, Commodore, Hemingway Interna-
tional Yacht Club of Cuba
reported having tagged and released a white
marlin. Almost at the end of the day, Tag and
Release reported to be working on a new
marlin. But Werner Campoverde and the rest
of the Ecuadorian team were looking des-
perately for the camera to take pictures of
the fish-because without pictures no points
were accumulated-and the camera never
appeared. Releasing the marlin, they let the
first place go.
For Team Pilar-Sergio Gonzalez Arcis as
skipper, Santiago Alvarez Trujillo as sailor,
and the anglers Jose L. Conde Alvarez, Felix
L. Alvarez Tinguillo and Boris Marcelo Bar-
tulin-as rumor says, you could even hear
their whoops of joy in Malec6n ocean drive
Jose Luis Conde had won the prize for the
First Valid Capture of the Tournament and
his team, the first place and the right to be
present in the IGFA Offshore World Cham-
pionship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on May
2011, and to have a picture with the Heming-
way Cup that has now returned from France.
The Russian team on DC-9-111 won second
place and the Danish team on Marlin XVIII
won third place.
Commodore Escrich, Representative of
IGFA in Havana, began the closing cer-
emony by acknowledging seven women
anglers, who received flowers and a book
with paintings from Guy Harvey related to
"The Old Man and the Sea" and devoted
to the 60th Hemingway Tournament. The
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AT INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH SHOOTOUT IN CAP CANA
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
he bite was hot and so was the competition at the Interna-
tional Billfish Shootout. This 16th annual event was held out of
its new home in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, after taking
place since its inception out of La Guaira, Venezuela. In the end, it was
the Big OH, a Ricky Scarborough 63 owned by Gray Ingram from Ju-
piter, Florida, which won Top Boat with the release of 12 white and two
blue marlin. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico's Carlos Garcia, aboard his Cabo
40 Peje, scored Top Angler by releasing a total of nine white marlin.
Eighteen boats and over 40 anglers from the Dominican Re-
public, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, United States and Aruba com-
peted in this tournament which was also the kick-off of the 2010
Spanish Main Series.
"We've never fished in the Dominican Republic before," said
Capt. Ronnie Fields, at the helm of the Big OH. "That's why we
came here straight from Costa Rica, right from winning the Los
Suenos Signature Billfish Series, and spent four or five days be-
fore the tournament out scouting the waters. I saw a few spots
that looked productive. When it came to the tournament, we
stuck to our plan, had great weather and caught a lot of fish."
The Big OH jumped right into the lead on the first day with the
release of five white marlin. Black Goldfrom Florida and local Do-
minican boat Caramba were right behind. Just over 100 points,
equivalent to the release of one white marlin, separated all three
boats by end of day.
On day two, Big OH released a blue marlin worth five times the
point score of a white right after lines in, and stretched their lead
even further with the release of four white marlin including a dou-
ble header in the afternoon. Black Gold and Caramba tried to
keep up and respectively released four and three white marlin.
The third and final day provided a thrilling showdown. Black
Gold started off with a bang by releasing four white marlin to
overtake Big OH on the scoreboard by mid-morning. Big OH
responded by releasing a blue marlin to take back the lead.
Throughout the afternoon, Black Gold and Big OH continued
to battle back and forth until lines out when Big OH had scored
three whites to Black Gold's two.
"I think it would have kept going on and on, each of us releas-
ing fish, but the time ran out and we won," said Fields. "This is
definitely the kind of fishing we like. Light tackle, small baits and
leaders. We really enjoyed it."
With Big OH and Black Gold, respectively, claiming Top and
Second Top Boat, the race for third was on between Caramba
and Peje. Peje started the final day in seventh place, then anglers
Garcia and Luis Infazon scored a total of six white marlin to pick
up the third place trophy
"The last day was incredible," said Peje's Garcia. "Early in the
morning a humongous blue marlin showed up on the left teaser.
It came up on Luis' bait after teasing and he missed it and then
it disappeared. About ten minutes later, we had a doubleheader
blue marlin. Those too we ultimately just missed and they would
have put us in an excellent position."
Just after this, Garcia released his first white marlin of the day
and fourth of the tournament. Garcia added his second white re-
lease of the day minutes after, followed by four more throughout
the afternoon to total nine white marlin releases.
Even though he relished the Top Angler prize, Garcia said, "What
I enjoyed most was beating Caramba. Beating Caramba in their
home waters seemed impossible five years ago, and we did it!"
The Big OH and Garcia also scored Top Boat and Top Angler,
respectively, in this kick-off of the Spanish Main Series. The Series
will continue at the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament in
August and conclude at the BVls' Open in September -
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marine writer and registered dietitian.
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PUERTO RICO'S GONZALEZ
CAPTURES 2010 SCOTIABANK INTL
C concentration spelled success for 14-year-old Jorge Gonza-
lez from San Juan, Puerto Rico, who won the 18th annual
Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta held out of the
St. Thomas Yacht Club, U.S. Virgin Islands June 18 to 20.
"It was cold, windy and shifty and that's what made it so important
to concentrate," said Gonzalez who took the fleet lead on the second
day of racing and held it when the two final races were canceled on the
last day of sailing due to stormy weather.
The USA's Duncan Williford finished second overall, while Nicholas
Gartner, St. Thomas, placed third overall. Gartner was also the top
scoring U.S. Virgin Islands sailor.
Ninety sailors ages seven to 15 years from 11 nations- Barbados, Ber-
muda, Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Canada, the Domini-
can Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, the United States and all
three U.S. Virgin Islands set sail in this Caribbean Sailing Association
sanctioned event. Eight
races were completed for
the Red, White and Blue
Fleets and 18 for the Be-
ginner Green Fleets.
Gonzalez's finish also
earned him a first place in
the 13- to 15-year-old Red
Fleet. In the 11 to 12-year-
old Blue Fleet, it was
Romain Screve from San
Francisco, California, who
took the top place prize.
"I was disappointed because I wanted to win first overall," said
12-year-old Screve. "But, I was surprised at how hard it was. The winds
would be blowing 15 knots one minute and five knots the next. It was
so shifty that it could turn your race upside down and take you from
winning to losing. In one race, I won the start, then a big wind shift
came through and I finished 30th."
Ford McCann from Houston, Texas, bested the 10-and under White
Fleet. "This is the first time I've sailed here, but my family has often
chartered a sailboat and we've cruised here," said 10-year-old McCa-
nn. "It was hard, especially with the weather It taught me to hike really
hard, to never give up and to never underestimate the power of how
long I could keep going."
The Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta marked David
Kleeger's first regatta outside of his home waters in St. Croix. He
won the beginner Green Fleet against 17 other sailors from a host
"It was really different sailing here," said 12-year-old Kleeger, "a dif-
ferent wind direction, different seas, a whole different location. It was
fun, though, and I just tried my best to stay ahead all weekend."
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Fourteen-year-old Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick, from Connecticut,
USA, finished as Best Female and fifth overall. She also won the Pete
Ives Award, given for a combination of sailing prowess, sportsman-
ship, determination and good attitude both on and off the water.
Puerto Rico's eight-year-old Savannah Baus won the Chuck Fuller
Lawrence A. Aqui, vice president of Scotiabankfor the U.S. and British
Virgin Islands, said, "Even though not all of the kids were up on the po-
dium, they were all winners and should feel proud. They sailed in windy
squalls and big seas and it took a lot of perseverance, determination
and skill. These are the attributes that make for success in the future.
We at Scotiabank are proud to sponsor this regatta and look forward to
doing so again next year" For full results, visit www.styc.net
Report and photographs submitted by St. Thomas Yacht Club
RESULTS (TOP 3)
1. Jorge Gonzalez,
Puerto Rico (31)
2. Duncan Williford, USA (45)
3. Nicholas Gartner,
St. Thomas, USVI (61)
1. Remain Screve, USA (123)
2. Jack Parkin, USA (130)
3. Colin Brego, St. John,
1. Ford McCann, USA (164)
2. Wiley Rogers, USA (179)
3. Miguel Monllor,
Puerto Rico (220)
1. David Kleeger,
St. Croix, USVI (34)
2. Ryan Hunter, St Croix (60)
3. Cameron Giblin,
Puerto Rico (61)
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DISASTER IN THE GULF
BY BECKY A. BAUER
On April 20, 2010, the Deep Water
Horizon exploded in the Gulf of
Mexico; 11 oil rig workers died g 6_ -
and dozens were injured. The
fire burned for 36 hours until the rig sank on
April 22. There is no end in sight to the hu-
man and ecological damage resulting from
the Deep Water Horizon disaster. This is a list
of events that we do know, along with a brief
but disturbing list of what we do not know.
What We Do Know (as of Mid-June):
April 23 Despite a growing oil slick, BP re-
ported that an ROV showed there was no leak
from the tangled wreckage.
April 24 Faced with undeniable evidence, BP announced that the
daily leak was 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) and that dispersants were
breaking down the oil.
April 25 10% of the Gulf closed to fishing. Vacationers and recre-
ational anglers began cancelling trips to the Gulf Coast, affecting
thousands of small businesses.
April 28 Using satellite imagery, NOAA scientists estimated the leak
at 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) daily
April 30 Oil reached Louisiana's wetlands during waterfowl migra-
tion and hatching season. Birds were found trapped in oily sludge.
May 1 Under BP's direction, the U.S. Air Force began spraying
Corexit to break up the surface oil slicks.
May 4 Oil reached the Mississippi Delta. BP denied that any oil
May 9 Oil reached Alabama's shores.
May 12 Forced by public and government pressure, BP released a
short video of the leak whereupon scientists calculated the flow rate
to be from 20,000 to 100,000 barrels per day (840,000 to 4,200,000
May 14 BP announced a ship positioned over the leak that was
"producing" between 1,000-5,000 barrels of oil per day but the leak
continued to flow unabated; the leak was much more than NOAA's
estimated 5,000 barrels.
June 4 Oil reached Pensacola
June 8 NOAA confirmed the
existence of oil plumes 30 feet
below the surface. BP continued
to deny the existence of under-
"It is sea turtle nesting
season in the Gulf and
over 300 sea turtles have
died because of the oil
while others struggle
through globs of crude
to lay their eggs."
June 15 Lawmakers questioned why BP's faulty Gulf oil disaster plan
is almost verbatim to Exxon-Mobil's and Conoco-Phillips's onlyto learn
that one company wrote all three plans. (Plans include how to protect
walruses in the event of a spill. Walruses have not lived in the Gulf of
Mexico for over three million years.)
S .May 14 EPA stated that Corexit
was neither the least toxic nor the
Most effective dispersant and de-
manded BP implement toxicity
studies. The UK banned the use of
Corexit due to its toxicity BP con-
tinued to use Corexit.
While BP would not release tox-
icity information on Corexit, inde-
pendent scientists stated Corexit
causes neurological damage to
humans and kills marine life.
May 19 Oil entered the loop
current carrying it toward the Keys and the East coast. John Pen-
nekamp Coral Reef State Park is directly in the oil's path as is
May 26 Concerned about Corexit's toxicity, the EPA ordered BP to
limit its use to 15,000 gallons per day and to monitor effects on water
quality and wildlife.
May 30 BP CEO, Tony Hayward stated, "There's no one who wants
this over more than I do. I would like my life back."
June 3 P&J Oysters in New Orleans shut down due to contamination
of its oyster bed, a company in business since 1876 and one of thou-
sands of businesses affected by the spill.
June 4 Researchers announced 40% of the effluent gushing from the well
is methane gas. Methane depletes oxygen and creates dead spaces in the
water where nothing can live.
June 16 The fishing ban expanded to over 80,000 square miles, 33%,
of the Gulf of Mexico closed to fishing.
June 16 BP Chairman Svanberg met with President Obama and stat-
ed afterward, "We care about the small people," angering hundreds
June 17 Oil reached Panama City Beach.
June 18 BP reported dispensing 1,325,000 gallons of dispersant into
June 19 -All efforts to stop the leak have failed. Efforts to collect some
of the escaping oil and burn off natural gas are woefully inadequate.
June 19 The damaging effects of oil from an 189,000-gallon spill on
Cape Cod in 1969 remain 40 years later. Oil from the Valdez spill in
1989 remains along Alaska's coast today; estimates are that less than
10% was recovered.
June 19 Day 60 of the Gulf Spill Using Purdue University's latest
estimate that the leak is 60,000 barrels per day: 151,200,000 gallons of
oil have spilled into the Gulf to date. That equals 105,000 gallons per
hour for 60 days.
Wildlife including sea turtles, birds, and possibly one juvenile
Sperm Whale (necropsy pending) are dead, while more oil soaked
victims appear daily. Critical Sperm whale grounds south of the Mis-
sissippi are covered in oil. The Gulf is also a nursery for endangered
Whale Sharks, Bluefin Tuna, sea turtles, manatees, and hundreds of
other species. Fish caught on the Georges bank off the coasts of
Maine and Nova Scotia begin in the Gulf. The marshes and wetlands
along the Gulf coast provided breeding and rearing habitats for fish,
reptiles, and bird species. It is sea turtle nesting season in the Gulf
and over 300 sea turtles have died because of the oil while others
struggle through the globs of crude to lay their eggs. If the turtle
eggs hatch, the weak, tiny hatchlings, hardly bigger than a silver dol-
lar, have little chance of making it.
What We Do Not Know
* When BP will be able to stop the gushing crude oil, natural gas & methane.
* The long-term effects of the toxic dispersants upon marine life, wa
ter fowl, the coastal fauna, the air quality, and the residents of the
* The effects that oil settling to the bottom will have on deep water
reefs, oyster beds, fish, shrimp, whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and
other marine life, much of it yet to be discovered.
* When those dependent upon the Gulf Coast's once bountiful
resources will get their lives back, if ever. -
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
BY JAN HEIN
TAN GILLESPIE'S PAINTINGS GIVE NEW MEANING
TO THE TERM WATERCOLOR. WATER AND COLOR;
SPIRITED SEA BUMPING AGAINST BRIGHT CREA-
TURES AND BOATS. WATER AND COLOR SO WELL
FUSED TOGETHER THAT JUST LOOKING AT HER
IMAGES MAKES YOU WANT TO JUMP RIGHT IN.
Born and raised in the UK, Gillespie had only known the English
style of watercolor with safe, muted tones, but all that changed when
she went to the states and decided to give art school a try. "I stud-
ied under Irving Shapiro," she said.
of big, juicy color. Totally differ-
ent from anything I'd ever seen."
Studying at the American Acade-
my of Art in Chicago launched her
on a successful journey through
the world of art.
She has for several decades
held a fascination with capturing
boats on paper, but initially not be-
cause of owning or sailing one. For
Gillespie, boats were inspiration,
"I was excited by his work. Lots
"'I STUDIED UNDER
IRVING SHARPIRO ....
I WAS EXCITED BY HIS
WORK. LOTS OF BIG,
JUICY COLOR. TOTALLY
DIFFERENT FROM ANY-
THING I'D EVER SEEN.'"
forms, objects she loved to paint. Only after years of placing them on
paper, one careful stroke at a time, did she begin to understand and
In 1986 she and her husband were living in Atlanta. "That was a good
year for sales of my art," she said. "I had always told Pete that I would
spend my money on a boat." So she did. They took it out a lot but for
some reason, the artist and the boat didn't hit it off. "That first boat, I
never learned to sail it." They parted ways with the vessel, moved to
boat-less Arizona and she began teaching watercolor to adults.
A love of painting boats was amplified in 1991 with a trip to laid-
back Jost Van Dyke. "I thought I'd go out of mind there but I didn't,"
she said, speaking of the place where doing nothing is the only thing
to do. It was on that trip that they formed a tie with Tortola that con-
tinues to this day. "We decided it would be our vacation resort." For
many of those annual visits they stayed ashore, Gillespie watching and
sketching white sails from a distance.
Word of her talents got around. Frenchman's Cay Resort commis-
sioned numerous pieces. Author Jill Shelley invited Gillespie to illus-
trate the book, The Blue Bottle, a little Caribbean adventure set in the
BVI for young teenage girls. "It has about 50 illustrations in it. That was
a fun project."
Eventually the lure of the sea pulled the couple into buying a char-
ter boat that now is their Caribbean winter home. "The boat has given
us a new freedom to explore more islands," she said. She sets up a
studio, painting on the boat or goes ashore, roaming around with a
"I've learned to sail, by the way," she said, laughing. Like the effort
and energy she pours into her art, she approached sailing seriously,
joining the North Coast Women's Sailing Association in Cleveland,
Ohio. "With this group I skipper a 29' Santana."
Sailing segued to racing, so when in the Caribbean, the couple crew
for friends. It is snapshots of those events, the St. Croix Regatta and
Sweethearts of the Caribbean Regatta that appear in her paintings;
boats rounding marks, tacking duels, setting a chute.
Since Tan, Pete and their daughter Anna spend a lot of time under
water, it was only natural that those memories, too, started to emerge
from the watery depths of paper.
Last year a tragedy occurred when the family's Cleveland home
burned and much of her work was lost. Helping hope rise from ashes,
the decision was made to begin with a new home and for Tan, a dif-
ferent media. This new life includes a big blue farmhouse, canvas
and oil paint.
Working full time, Gillespie treats painting as a business and
gives very little away. She decided, though, to give her Dad a paint-
ing since he, too, has talent with a brush. "It seemed to go down
quite well. Dad called weeks later and said he'd gone to the fram-
er." Laughing she added, "But he had them frame the picture I'd
done on the back!"
Pete is quite fond of her work which has led to a few humorous mo-
ments. One patron bought a painting that was apparently his favorite.
"Pete said he swore I told him he could have it. Without me knowing
about it, he bought it back from the lady." Then he took to placing
small stars on framed paintings he liked and wanted. "He didn't know
that I would take the painting out of the frame and put a new one in,"
she joked. "We laugh about it now."
Each summer Gillespie passes on her flair and gift to others at the
Chautauqua Institution in New York, a liberal arts school. She shows
her work regularly at galleries and exhibitions throughout the US. -
Jan Hein and her husband, artist Bruce Smith, divide their time be-
tween the Caribbean the Pacific Northwest with a boat and a life at
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A Wave of the Future
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Buy your own boat or charter one. These have long been the two
choices if you wanted to enjoy cruising on a regular basis. Now,
taking a cue from the private jet industry, fractional ownership
offers an appealing third way to enjoy the regular use of a vessel.
+ What is fractional yacht ownership?
Jaime Torres, who owns Fractional Sailing Puerto Rico and operates
Beneteau Fractional Yachting Puerto Rico out of the Puerto Del Rey
Marina, in Fajardo, explains,"lt's sharing both the capital investment
or purchase and the unrecoverable expenses such as loan interest,
marina expenses, repairs, depreciation and insurance while maintain-
ing desired access to the yacht."
For Ricardo Rosales, a Doral, Florida-based businessman, fractional
ownership made sense for two reasons. "First," he says, "I travel fre-
quently on business and business demands meant I lacked the time
to enjoy a boat as sole proprietor. Secondly, I also didn't want the full
financial commitment as I was using my money to invest in and grow
my business. In addition, I had chartered boats in the past, but having
to charter every time I wanted to go out was not convenient."
The development of fractional ownership in the yachting industry
has grown out of two trends, says Alex Suarez, managing partner of
Atlanta, Georgia-based Classic Yacht Partners, a business venture that
offers fractional ownership in two newly built, classically-designed
Trumpy Yachts. "One is the economy. There's been economic uncer-
tainty and diminished net worth in the last few years. People are more
cautious as well as intelligent in spending their money because there
is less to go around. Secondly, many wealthy people don't favor con-
spicuous consumption. Fractional yacht ownership resolves both of
+ How does it work?
There are different types of fractional yacht ownership, says Jim Veiga,
who owns Atlas Yachts, Inc., in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, and also owns the
SailTime franchise on island. "One is what I'd describe as fractional
sailing or a sailing club and this is what SailTime is. There's one prin-
cipal owner who sells memberships in a vessel. Members don't own
the boat, but rather lease time and pay a flat monthly fee. It's like a
time share operation, however there is a limited number of members,
seven, for example, who use the boat like a 2010 Lagoon 400 Catama-
ran. The money the principal owner gets from selling memberships
and the usage fee pays expenses such as the mortgage note on the
new boat, dockage and maintenance."
Veiga says, "This model works best in markets like Toronto or Bal-
timore where people go out for a weeknight or weekend. It's not that
popular in Puerto Rico because people want to go out for three days
to a week at a time and are more familiar with chartering."
Another type of fractional yacht ownership is where a management
company or managing partner sells shares in a vessel and partners
each get an equal amount of time per year to use the vessel on an
annual basis. This is what Classic Yacht Partners is offering. The cost
for each partner to use either a 125-foot motor yacht inspired by the
1928 Trumpy named Truant and/or a 138-foot sailing yacht based on
John Trumpy's personal sailboat named Sea Call, is approximately $1
million per yacht.
"In return," says Suarez, "Each partner gets 25 days and five con-
ditional bonus days onboard. So in essence, each partner gets the
personal use of a $10 million dollar yacht for $1 million."
First class service from six crew members for each vessel and mono-
grammed sheets for all owners to make them feel the yacht is all their
own are just a few of the amenities. Owners can also opt to use both
vessels at once for entertaining events that they can write-off as a busi-
ness expense. Fractional ownership of private jets has largely been
successful because of business usage and tax advantages.
The third type of fractional yacht ownership, says Torres of Frac-
tional Sailing Puerto Rico, "is where the system is professionally man-
aged by a third party The owners get together and collectively put
down 30 percent of the value of the vessel and finance the remaining
70 percent. This means very little down and low monthly expenses for
a relatively expensive yacht. All maintenance and management issues
are taken care of by the third party so that all owners concentrate on
enjoying the yacht. Time is shared by the use of an online scheduling
program. The scheduler ensures that all owners enjoy an equal share
of the time on their yacht."
One of the aspects Rosales, who chose Beneteau Fractional
Yachting, likes about the arrangement is having other partners.
"The first day I joined the program, one of the partners gave me
the initial instructions about using the boat in addition to instruc-
tions from the seller."
Another time, Rosales adds, "I was lifting the anchor by hand and
scratched the hull. One of the partners offered to bring the repair man,
which he did, and I just paid forthe repairs. That was a time when I was
very busy traveling and could not commit the time to take a day off to
take care of the issue."
+ What are the advantages & disadvantages?
The advantages of fractional yacht ownership, says Torres, "are all the
benefits of full ownership plus freedom from daily oversight of the
boat for just a quarter of the price with very little, if any, compromise
in the usage of the boat."
One disadvantage, says Rosales, "is that if a partner has reserved
a time before you and you wanted to use that time, then you have
to wait for a cancellation or not go at all. Another is that you can-
not leave personal belongings inside the boat; you have to take your
things with you every time. Yet, I feel these disadvantages are offset
by the benefits."
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TAKING A LOAD OF
LUMBER TO HATI
BY LYNN FITZPATRICK
In late April, the 76-foot double-ended sailboat Southern Wind was
loaded above and below deck for the first of Floating Doctors' mis-
sions to carry help to wherever the water flows and the wind blows.
Once storms that flooded Miami's streets had passed, a perfect
weather window opened and Southern Wind left under sunny skies
and calm seas.
Dr. Ben LaBrot, who had the inspiration for Floating Doctors, was
once a crew member on a fishing boat and involved in oceanographic
research before becoming a doctor He and the captain were perma-
nent fixtures in the wheelhouse for the first night, and kept an eye on
every log entry and every gage-port and starboard engine tempera-
ture and oil pressure, especially
The recently-restored boat was carrying over 10 tons of medical sup-
plies and lumber in addition to its
own safety equipment and provisions
for a yearlong voyage throughout
the Caribbean and Central America.
The heaviest materials were load-
ed low in the triple marine plywood
and fiberglass layered hull in what
became known as the "coffin cab-
in." A leak in the coffin cabin meant
the Southern Wind would sink, be-
cause there was no way to access
J that area quickly Likewise, over half
of the captain's suite in the bow was
partitioned off and filled floor to
z ceiling with medical supplies.
S Non-pressure treated lumber
... .0 was fastened to the deck above
2 the salon and along the port cat-
The deck is loaded with lumber
and safety equipment leaving
for the first tour of duty in
Caribbean and Central America
about. Our stay, however,
was consumed with study-
ing GRIB files and plan-
ning the most dangerous
part of our voyage to
Haiti, crossing the Wind-
ward Passage between
the southeast tip of Cuba
and Haiti's northwest.
Anticipating the con-
ditions to improve as we
made our way to the shelf,
we pushed on after 36 hours
boat was carrying over 10
tons of medical supplies
and lumber in addition to
its own safety equipment
and provisions for a year-
long voyage throughout
the Caribbean and
on the tiny island. We were 20 hours
walk and covered so that it would not absorb water and get heavier.
Temporary, load-bearing posts transferred the weight of the lumber
on the salon roof to bulkheads and beams encasing the engine room.
Cabinets were fitted with locks, latches and bungee in preparation for
Although Southern Wind was not loaded beyond the weight
limit specified on her original architectural plans, she sat five inch-
es below her normal waterline and it was clear that she was bow
and top heavy.
With much of our southing done during the first 18 hours, we
chugged east at six to seven knots in perfectly glassy water without
veering off course, slowing onlyto reel in fish. After nearly another day
of carefree motoring, the winds started to pick up, everything creaked
and moaned and we braced for
rough weather as we continued
across the shallows of the Baha-
SBy the time we dropped an-
chor in the lee of Buena Vista Cay
winds were howling and we knew
_--n that we were going to have to
sit tight for at least 24 hours until
I- ~conditions improved enough for
W. us to build our confidence to take
Southern Wind offshore into the
midnight blue waters beyond the
z shelf at the bottom of the islands.
A short stop at Buena Vista Cay
to explore the island and relax on
the beach is usually what cruising is
premature and took heavy seas on the bow until we were not far off
of our next safe haven, Great Inagua. No one slept. No one got sea-
sick. Everyone was on edge and prayed that the tightly stowed lumber
would not shift and the engine, batteries, pumps and hoses would
continue to function.
When the wind and weather finally subsided, we saw Haiti off our port
side. Once the lumber was unloaded at Southern Wind's initial planned
destination, Petit Goave, Haiti, a community devastated by the January
12th earthquake, Dr. LaBrot reported, "It was like having a different ship.
We visited a community down the coast and hit a heavy gale dead on en
route back at night and it was a cakewalk with reefed sails."
Read the full story of Dr Ben LaBrot's work in Haiti, plans for Southern
Wind & how to donate to the project at www.FloatingDoctors.com. -
Lynn Fitzpatrick's articles on sailing appear regularly in international
publications including AARP The Magazine and Cruising World. She
has been a highly competitive Snipe sailor and was the 2008 Sports
Information Specialist for sailing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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and have doctors from all over coming in. I am sure
that they would be happy to have doctors from the
Caribbean join them." Planned stops in 2010-2011
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Focus II is a 34' Jeanneau Sunrise. Crew members were Lisa
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during weekends to compete as part of the seven-member crew.
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ADVELCO Regatta was also in Casa de Campo, La Romana area. The third
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OTRA KOSA AND MARISA TAKE HOME THE COVETED CUP
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY TONY MIRO
he 2010 Puerto Rico VelaCup regatta, held over Memorial
Day weekend, was the best and biggest so far. Club
Nautico de Fajardo, working closely with the Puerto Rico
Tourism Company and numerous sponsors, organized and
delivered a first class set of events on this the third year of the event
which started on May 28 and ran through the 30th.
Events started in early May with the Pre-Registration Reception
at Bongo's Cafe in Hato Rey, followed by
a Feeder Race used to delivered most
sailboats from various marinas in Fajardo to
the new Yacht Club at Palmas del Mar on the
southeast coast of Puerto Rico.
The Yacht Club at Palmas del Mar, which
hosted both the 2009 and the 2010 events
at its spectacular club house with state ..
of the art docking facilities, provided
free docking to competitors the week
before and up to the day after the regatta
ended. Gerry Navas, Dock Master, and his
friendly staff made everyone feel at home
and ran operations smoothly all through
Over30sailboats and morethan 150sailors
from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the a
United States raced in six classes including
Racing A, Beach Cats, J-24s, Beginners and
Jib & Main A & B. Sailors raced in varying
conditions ranging from light breezes to medium and some heavier
winds brought over by scattered squalls coming out of the South.
All courses were set close to shore so spectators could get a
close look at the action as crews battled through the windward/
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This year's VelaCup had special
meaning as great preparation and training
for some of our top local sailors, such as
Fraito Lugo, Enrique 'Quique' Figueroa,
Keki Figueroa, Jorge Santiago and their
crews, among others, who planned to
compete in the XXI Central American &
Caribbean Sports Games to be held in
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico this July
The VelaCup trophy is awarded to the
best/lowest scores in both Racing and
the Jib & Main classes. This year the
VelaCup in Racing was awarded to Kike
Gonzalez and his talented crew on his
J-80 Otra Kosa.
On the Jib & Main classes, the cup
went to Rafael Figueroa aboard Marisa,
his J-30, with veteran Polito atthe helm
and a well-organized crew.
The organizers and sponsors made the
event's slogan "Celebrate the Wind" be
Fraito Lugo s
the volunteers who worked countless hours and promote sailing in
Puerto Rico so we can continue to "Celebrate the Wind"
Club Nautico de Fajardo and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company
are already working on the 2011 edition of the VelaCup. For
information and complete results: www.puertoricovelacup.com or
contact Agustin Rodriguez via email at email@example.com, and for
photos, contact www.tonymiro.com. -&
Capt. Tony Miro is a life-long sailor, photographer and web developer
who currently lives in Puerto Rico with his family and sails aboard his
Hunter 376 iNada Mas!
felt throughout the weekend by all who enjoyed tasty treats, free beer and
drinks, fashion shows, chocolate and wine tasting, an arts & crafts bazaar,
music and dancing and of course some great sailboat racing.
On behalf of all sailors and participants who attended the 2010
VelaCup, thanks go to Agustin Rodriguez, Jr. and the Rodriguez
Family, Ivonne Panigua, David Kerr III, Cacho Pastrana, the Puerto Rico
Tourism Company, The Yacht Club at Palmas del Mar owners and staff,
the event sponsors, regatta judges, the committee boat staff and all
1st: Otra Kosa,
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1st: Suzuki/DRD, Quique
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Fraito Lugo, J-24
1st: Glory Days, Carlos
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he Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) in June named
Thomas Barrows, from St. Thomas, USVI, a graduating senior
from Yale University, as the 2010 ICSA College Sailor of the Year
Barrows (for the fourth time) and two fellow-St. Thomas sailors,
Taylor Canfield, Boston College class of 2011 and Cy Thompson,
Roger Williams class of 2011, were named to the 2009/2010 ICSA All-
America Sailing Team. Their names will be added to the permanent
ICSA Hall of Fame display located in the Robert Crown Sailing Center
at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
"I never expected it to tell you the truth," Barrow said about the
award. "It was ... more about winning as a team." Barrows grew up
in St. Thomas and learned to sail through the junior program at St.
Thomas Yacht Club. Since his arrival at Yale in 2006 Barrows has been a
key player and was named Team Captain in 2008 and 2009. He won the
2007 Laser North American Championship and competed at the 2007
Pan American Games in Brazil, placing ninth overall. He represented
the US Virgin Islands in China at the 2008 Olympic Games, finishing
21st out of 43 competing nations in the Laser class.
Barrows majored in Sociology and thinks he may become a
professional sailor in the future. His immediate plans are to represent the
USVI again in the Laser, this time at the 2010 Olympic Games. With that
goal in mind, this summer he is competing in the XXI Central American
& Caribbean Sports Games in Puerto Rico, followed by Skandia Sail for
Gold and the Laser World Championships, both in England. In the fall,
he will return to New Haven as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs. -
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hundreds of boats racing out of Virgin Gorda's North Sound
in pursuit of the best "hand" of cards which ultimately could
net thousands of dollars in prizes.
More than 100 boats competed in the event which raised $10,000
for local charities and non-profit organizations.
Participants attempted to form the best poker hand by picking up
cards at six different locations throughout the British Virgin Islands.
The stops included Cyber Cafe in Trellis Bay, the Jolly Roger Inn at
West End, Pirates on Norman Island, Cooper Island Beach Club and
Fischer's Cove in Spanish Town.
The best three hands split $15,000 in cash prizes, according
organizer Nick Willis. "[It was the] biggest yet," Willis said. "The whole
event went so much better than other years."
The winning hand went to Junior Chiverton, who took the top prize
of $8,000 with five kings, while $5,000 went to Kenneth Molyneau on
Shotta with four aces for second place.
Some boats struggled with the wake at the start. In fact, one boat
split in half and sank due to the rough conditions created by the start.
"The boat hit a wave and apparently broke apart," Willis said. "Life
vests were worn by nearly all the participants. The guys were picked up
and continued the event on another boat."
At Trellis Bay, Eric Burke was preparing to leave for the second stop.
He agreed the start was turbulent and despite his friend losing his
boat, he planned on continuing the event in his 21-foot boat, rigged
up with a 300 horsepower motor.
"It was a bit rough because there was a whole bunch of boats all
together," Burke said. "We just had to take it easy."
At Sopers Hole on the west end of Tortola, more than 50 boats were
in the harbor at one time to collect their second card.
"It was lined up to the bar," volunteer Tom Means said. "There were
lots of boats coming in at the same time."
Participants, mostly females, wore costumes and skimpy bikinis in
hopes to persuade the volunteers to give them certain cards.
However, it didn't work for the volunteers at the second stop-they
had three aces remaining after all the boats had left.
"I saw a lot more [people] forming big teams, dressing up and really
enjoying themselves," Willis said.
Although some competitors race from stop to stop, the event is not
a race. In fact, it is luck of the draw and participants are encouraged to
enter in any sort of vessel.
"They recognize it is not a race," Means said. "You get some really
fast boats out there, but it is just a good, fun day The more people do
it; the more experience people have, the better it is."
Crews from St. Barth, St. Lucia, Florida, the Bahamas, the BVI
and the USVI competed in the event along with several boats from
"Our goal is to share the paradise of the BVI and unite the nautical
families of our Caribbean neighbors in a safe environment [in a] friendly
competition," Willis said.
The American Poker Run Association also recognized the event this
year, with planning that started in November.
Back at Leverick Bay, participants were treated to several activities
including a barbecue dinner, live music, a fashion show, mocko
jumbies, and a volleyball tournament.
"I think the fashion show was spectacular," Willis said.
The Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust received $8,000, while the VG
Bailers softball team received $1,000 and the Virgin Gorda Animal
Rescue and Control got $1,000 from the poker run fund-raiser. -&
Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands.
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ANTIGUAN TEAM WINS ONE DESIGN
CARIBBEAN KEELBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP
On June 12 & 13 in Orient
Bay, 18-year old Dennis van
den Berg from Curagao won .....-
the 21st Caribbean Laser
Championships with a faultless run to
upstage many seasoned Laser veterans
including Antigua's Karl James who
placed second in the Open Class and
third in the overall standings.
But a week later in Simpson Bay,
former Olympian Karl James's number
one Antiguan team turned in a typically
masterful show to win the two-day
Marlow One Design Caribbean Keelboat
Championship June 20 and 21, never
dropping below third in any of the
eighteen heats sailed.
Unpredictable weather and two poor
results cost Frits Bus's St. Maarten team
who, despite sailing well for the most
part, finished in second place for the
fourth time in a row, after breaking the
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Gill team when both were on 28 points. ^
"It's frustrating us but it also shows the
quality of sailing at this event," Bus
concurred afterward. "But you need some luck too. You can easily
be on the wrong side of the course the wind is so flukey. You need a
bit of luck to get it right but it didn't work out. It was extremely shifty
both days and when you make the wrong choices you go from first
to fifth in a heartbeat."
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Simon Manley steered Scuba Shop Team into a very respectable
fourth place while fifth place wentto the only youth team in the regatta
skippered by 15-year-old Jolyon Ferron. He was joined by crew Saskia
Looser, Stephen Looser, and Rhone Findlay and, much to their credit,
they matched their peers tack for tack, winning two races and finishing
in second place twice.
"We were expecting last or second last, so we're very pleased," said
Ferron who added it was the first time the four had sailed together as
a team. "We were used to the shifty wind but in the heavy weather we
thought we would lose it, but in fact we handled it pretty well."
The youth team represents the new blood in St. Maarten sailing and
were deservedly praised for their efforts.
The Trinidad team Enzyme finished in sixth place with Robbie Ferron's
Sea JetTeam in sixth. The two St. Barth teams and two remaining Antiguan
teams didn't fare so well despite the pedigrees of their skippers.
A total of 13 teams participated, including six from St. Maarten and
seven from Antigua, Curagao, Trinidad, and St. Barth. -
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cruisers again took part in
the Trans-Cariabes. Rally
participants this year took
two tons of humanitarian necessities to
Sister Flora's orphanage at lie a Vache
on the south coast of Haiti.
The route was little different from
previous years: Guadeloupe, Saint Martin,
Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica
and Cuba (Cienfuegos). Twelve boats
registered this year, a bit less than last year
(20 boats) due to the economic crisis.
Canadians, Italians and French
participants gathered at Marina Bas
du Fort, Guadeloupe for the start of
this windless edition. The 180 nautical
miles between Guadeloupe and Saint
Martin were covered in 36 hours; wind
was already gone and most of the
boats decided to use the Riviere Salee
passage to save time and spare gas for
the long journey north.
At Saint Martin's Marina Fort Louis, a wonderful welcome took
place, the first evening at the Saint Martin rescue center(SNSM) for
the welcome briefing and the second evening at the marina for the
wine tasting and cheese party.
The stopover at Saint Martin also meant for all the boats taking care
of the two tons of goods to load for Haiti-powdered milk, pencils,
erasers, notebooks, and so on. Sister Flora's orphanage had sent their
needs after the earthquake and we knew exactly what was urgently
needed. Saint Martin Rotary Club action was predominant as well as
the efforts of Corinne, a medical doctor and former participant from
Martinique who managed to send by plane all the powdered milk
needed to Saint Martin.
We were soon all set for the departure for Dominican Republic and
its beautiful first stop at the wonderful Marina Casa de Campo, where
we stayed three nights relaxing and visiting the historical quarter of
Then started the adventure itself; the next following stops were
Isla Catalina, Isla Beata crowded with its famous Iguanas Buffalos,
ugly but friendly animals. Then at last, what everyone was looking for,
we arrived and anchored at the famous Bahia Las Aguilas, a five-mile
long, spotless beach, next to the Haitian border.
A short over night ride took us to the well known lie a Vache, where
we could at last deliver all the humanitarian goods we had taken
along. Sister Flora's two boats came along and took all we had on
board and went straight back to the orphanage of the small village
called Madame Bernard. The next day at the village was market day;
we organized an excursion to visit both the market and the orphanage.
Participants were happy to see that all the boxes were stored nicely in
a locked room. The 400 pupils from the school thanked us with their
smiles and friendliness. The Madame Bernard market was one of
the poorest most people had ever seen in their lives, an interesting
experience no doubt.
After two days we took off for Marina Errol Flynn at Port Antonio in
Jamaica. Two days there, full of reggae gave us a hint of this beautiful
island, so special and so attractive.
Cienfuegos, our final destination, was reached after a long and very
slow windless navigation. We arrived late but managed to settle at
Marina Marlin, where a wonderful welcome awaited us. The next day
we all went on a tour to Trinidad and Havana city; the magic of the
island operated again, as every year, and people were astonished to
discover this wonderful island and its specificities.
That ended this year's north Caribbean adventure. Half of the boats
went to Rio Dulce of Guatemala to finish their journey and store their
boats for the hurricane season. Come and join us next year: from April
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CRUISER VOLUNTEERS TUTOR ON SATURDAY
BY JAN HEIN
a myriad of reasons. It's one of the best hurricane season
hideaways; marine facilities are plentiful; and for some, it's a
place where they can lend a hand to a special group of kids.
Up country from St. Georges on a windy hillside sits the Mt. Airy
Community Center, a bar and clubhouse that doubles as a Saturday
school. The students come from a catchment area stretching across
the island on their own volition, traveling by bus or on foot
Working with The Mt. Airy
Young Readers Program
is a constantly changing
group of cruisers organized
by one of their own via the
VHF Grenada Cruisers Net.
All week long the call for
volunteers goes out, and
those that do volunteer are
collected early Saturday
morning by yet another
volunteer, Keith of K&J Taxi.
His taxi-bus slowly fills, stop
"'These children aren't
lucky as far as structure
and opportunity. They
don't have much. Most
have only one parent. This
kind of caring from adults,
being able to put an arm
around an adult, they don't
get that at home."'
by stop, with old friends and new acquaintances. Seasoned tutors tell
the story of the program, share a few teaching strategies and describe
the kids and their needs.
This unusual educational program, now in its fourth year of existence,
was started quite by accident by Grenadians Jeanne and Everest Pascal.
A friend told them about a couple of children who
needed help so they inquired about the center Jeanne
explained, "When we started it they said we couldn't
use the building for just two kids so I said, 'OK, but we'll
do no more than six.' Six came and the following week
seven showed up. The next week ten." Laughing, she
added, "It was soon out of control."
The program ran with little help until a few years ago
when two cruisers inquired with the Peace Corps office
about possible volunteer opportunities. They made the
tripto Mt Airy, recognized a need and got busy spreading
the word. Soon there was a steady stream of help.
No one is required to make a commitment and since
no one is turned away, each Saturday is a surprise.
"Sometimes there are too many kids and not enough
tutors," said Everest. Other times it works out just right.
The ideal student to teacher ratio is one to one, but small
groups of a couple kids each seem to work just fine.
Looking around the room, overflowing with energetic
bodies and activity, Everest explained what motivates
the kids to come. "These children aren't lucky as far
as structure and opportunity They don't have much. Most have only
one parent. This kind of caring from adults, being able to put an arm
around an adult, they don't get that at home."
Teen Patrick Roach, who recently joined the group said, "It's
educating. I like working with the adults who come." His focus, math,
is helping to prepare him for his final year of school. In another part of
the room laughter spills out as the youngest kids learn to read using
games and books. A few tutors lead small book groups; everyone's
busy It's a one-room school house bursting at the shuttered doors.
Veteran tutor Chris Wild from Virginia has been lending a helping
hand on and off for two years. Part of the original group of cruisers,
he's motivated to return because, he explained, "I like the kids. I mostly
work with the older ones on math. We're now personal friends with
Jeanne and Everest." For Wild, the payment comes from watching the
kids grow academically and personally "We get an understanding of
what it's like to live here."
The current cruiser organizer, Hope from the yacht Starshine, talked
about another level of support from the floating community "Last
year the cruisers held an auction at the Big Fish Restaurant. It was
a fun night and they raised $5,000 US for the program." Donations
purchased a printer, ink cartridges, chairs and curriculum materials,
and funds were set aside for scholarships and school transport costs.
When asked if he's seen the kids' skills grow Everett proclaimed,
"Definitely! That's where the reward is, that's the big money When you
have a child who can't read and then they get to the point where they
want to be the first to read, that's the payoff." -J
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The US Coast Guard has continued to employ a sailing school
ship, as have the naval and merchant services of many other
nations, to train its future officers. "America's Tallship" is
the 295 ft-long barque, Eagle.
After almost 50 years, the Eagle revisited Curagao during her
annual summer cruise for a four-day stay. On board were 216 crew
members, including 70 women, according to Commander Eric Jones
who welcomed a select group of journalists and visitors after the ship
moored at Mathey Wharf. The arrival yielded spectacular images. The
mooring did not go entirely smoothly, despite the assistance of the
ocean tugs Ocoa and Jaro II, however no damage was done.
According to the original, well-kept copper plate amidships,
the Eagle was built as "Schiff (ship) 508" in 1936 in Germany at the
Hamburg shipyard Blohm &Voss, where the famous Bismarck also was
launched. It's a remarkable fact that Bismarck followed the Eagle with
the building number 509.
Although the visit was coordinated by the American consulate,
officials of the Curagao Sail Foundation finally saw twelve years of
lobbying for the Eagle's visit to Curacao crowned. The Eagle, which
was in Puerto Rico earlier this summer, came rather unexpectedly to
the island because a visit to Caracas was canceled.
Many locals and tourists took advantage of the open house sessions
during all four days the ship was in port to take a close look at the
beautiful and extremely well maintained details on deck. The cadets in
return enjoyed diving, snorkeling and sightseeing on the island. Z
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award-winning free-lance photojournalist on Curagao.
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TRINIDAD'S YACHTING DESTINATION: MARINE SERVICES
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Editor's note: See www.allatsea.net for Part One, Chaguaramas Marinas.
S o, you have chosen Chaguaramas for
those dreaded days "on the hard,"
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distance! Here are just a few:
Chandleries: Three sizeable chandleries (one M
is part of a Caribbean-wide group) as well as
an internationally renowned import-to-order
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Sailmakers: Three top international brands are
represented. Four lofts handle repairs, one of
whom designs and manufactures new sails locally
using computer controlled design and up-to-date cutting software.
Riggers: Two knowledgeable riggers, each with over a decade of
rigging service in Trinidad.
Canvas Workers: Seven working with top quality canvas, closed cell &
dry foam (and the added advantage of the best selection of upholstery
and dress fabric in the Caribbean available in downtown Port of Spain).
Electrical/Electronics: Seven companies, some with the capacity to
install the latest marine hybrid propulsion systems and sophisticated
navigational aids and others who are agents for some of the top
and Project Managers:
Some with a lifetime in
boat construction, able
to produce vessels to
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and hi-tech racing boats
using exotic materials
such as carbon-fiber and
epoxies. A number of very large boatbuilding sheds facilitate long
term boatbuilding and repair projects.
Painting & Finishing Companies: Several local contractors with
certification from some of the world's leading paint manufacturers and
sound experience in blister treatment, paint spraying and refurbishment.
Surveyors: Three, recognized internationally by the world's top
Engine Mechanics: Several very experienced outboard and diesel
mechanics. Industrial machine shops can custom make hard to find
parts. Fuel cleaning services are available.
Woodworking: Skilled craftsmen and an abundance of local teak and
Specialist Companies: One that deals with the unique needs of
catamarans and otherswith specific applicationssuch aswind generators,
propellers, shaft straightening and refrigeration installations.
For a comprehensive listing of services by type, brand or company
name check the latest free edition of the Trinidad & Tobago Boaters'
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Eating out in Trinidad is a delight, as its diverse culture is represented
in its cuisine, ranging from the "doubles" vendor (traditional breakfast)
to the roti hut, to waterfront restaurants and bars, each with their
own specialty Fresh fruit and vegetables are sold from the back of a
van. There are two relatively small but very well stocked groceries in
Chaguaramas and for more substantial provisioning there are weekly
minibus trips to the fresh produce market, a members' warehouse-
type superstore and larger supermarkets. Better Boa
Yachts in storage can be "shrink wrapped" for protection from
the elements. Hurricane tie-downs are available in some yards, but
fortunately have never been put to test.
Of course, spending time in Chaguaramas means morethan just work.
The "yachtie" community here has brought with it many of its social
networking traditions: DVD and book swaps, movie nights, domino -
playing, pot-luck barbecues and sessions with local seamstresses for d -
custom made bathing suits and clothing. There is a special camaraderie 11 S1
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AN EXTRA SPARK!
BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
Sometimes we all need that extra little sparkto achieve a goal.
That's especially true when we're trying to decide what to
cook. It is vital to live healthier lives, and in order to do so, we
must focus on what we eat. Shop at a Farmer's Market and/or
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make your meals both taste and look sensational!
OFF THE HIPS OMELET, SUPER CUTE TURKEY SLIDERS,
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OFF THE HIPS OMELET
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 5- 10 mins. Serves: 1.
Butter-flavored vegetable spray
1/4 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup diced onions
2 fresh basil leaves, chopped or 14 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup fat-free egg substitute or 3 egg whites
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
Heat omelet pan and spray with oil. Saute mushrooms and onions.
When soft, stir in basil. Remove from pan. Spray pan again and heat
before adding egg substitute. When eggs begin to set, lift edges to let
uncooked portion run under Cook until it is a soft consistency overall.
Add mushrooms, onions, and basil mixture down the center of the
eggs. Sprinkle with black pepper Fold two sides of omelet into center
and slide onto a warm plate. For a spicy omelet, sprinkle the omelet
with dried red pepper or serve with a fresh salsa over top of omelet.
SUPER CUTE TURKEY SLIDERS WITH HOMEMADE KETCHUP
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Makes: 16 sliders.
Vegetable oil, for brushing and coating grill
1 medium onion, grated, divided
1-1/2 Ib extra lean ground turkey
2 large cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp low-sodium tamari soy sauce
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper, divided
16 small whole-wheat/multigrain rolls, cut in half crosswise
(if you like, toast cut side when ready to assemble)
8 slices Swiss cheese, cut into quarters
6 slices turkey bacon, cooked crisp,
drained, and broken into 2-inch pieces
20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
4 cups of baby arugula or 16 small pieces of lettuce
Set aside 1 Tbsp onion for homemade ketchup. In a mixing bowl,
combine the turkey, garlic, onion, soy sauce, cinnamon, 1/2
teaspoon of the pepper and mix gently but thoroughly to combine.
With clean, slightly damp hands, divide the mixture into 16 little
patties about two inches in diameter. Place on a tray or plate (can be
refrigerated for an hour or overnight).
Heat a cast iron or nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add
a little oil and heat for at least a minute. Add patties and cook for
about 2-3 minutes per side or until juices run clear when pressed
down with a spatula.
To assemble sliders: place 1 patty on bottom half of a roll, top with
slice of cheese, bacon, 3 tomato halves, baby arugula, then top half
of roll. Repeat with remaining patties.
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Makes: 1/2 cup.
6 Tbsp tomato paste 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp minced onion 1 Tbsp Agave nectar
2 cloves garlic, minced
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Ketchup can be made ahead
and stored in refrigerator in sealed container for about one week.
CARROT AND SPROUT SALAD
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves: 6.
3 cups carrots, shredded 1 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
1 cup alfalfa sprouts 1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Combine carrots with alfalfa sprouts. Sprinkle with pepper, basil, and
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Chilling time: 30 minutes. Serves: 6.
1/2 cup (4 oz) nonfat ricotta cheese
2 Tbsp confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
12 ladyfingers (spongy or crunchy)
4 Tbsp brewed espresso or strong coffee, divided
2 Tbsp bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
Combine ricotta, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Place 6 ladyfingers in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp
coffee. Spread the ricotta mixture over the ladyfingers. Place another
layer of ladyfingers over the ricotta and drizzle with remaining 2
Tbsp espresso. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Refrigerate until the
chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. &
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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$35,000
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
54' 1980 Norman Cross Trimaran......................................... US$350,000
34' 1980 Wharram Tangaroa..................................................... US$35,000
60' 1994 Bueller Powered Cat.............................................................sold
'St. Thomas, USVI across from Independent Boatyard
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44 reterson, 1iyl
Well equipped performance cruiser
Priced for immediate sell, bring offer $95,000
55 Angel Cockpit Motor Yacht, 1986
Perfect liveaboard or charter vessel
Twin cats, owner financing, offers $199,000
37 Endeavour Ketch, 1979
A-plan layout, Perkins
Full galley & electronics, $46,500
55 1984 Baltic Quality racer/cruiser equipped for liveaboard.......$400,000
53 1968 Gallant Rare English cruising ketch, strong and fast.....$149,000
49 2003 Bavaria Owners version, private bat, never chartered..$230.000
48 1970 HghesYawl- CassicS&Sperfornanrcenernckpcaiser...$110,000
48 1974 Mape Leaf CCSop, great pce, reduced for immediatesel.$60,000
45 1992 Catalina Morgan CC slop, huge aft cabin, step transom..$134,000
45 1978 ErdurancWindboatsPilothouse ctdh,sng and elegant..$125,000
42 1989 Endeavour CCSbop,spacouslayout,perfect leaboad...$119,000
41 1982 Morgan 01 CC cruising ketch, Perkins, dinghy & more.. $69,000
39 1974 SouthSea Stee passage maker, originalowner, bring ofers.$55,000
38 1987 Freedom Completely refit, excellent condition, loaded....$94,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt Steel passage maker, ketch rig, new sais....$69,000
s3 Maxim voyage Iatamaran, zuu;
One owner, never chartered
Yanmars, galley up, solar, dinghy, $210,000
30 Luhrs Tournament, 1993
Twin Volvos, flybridge, cabin
Swim platform, versatile design, $64,900
36 1982 Pearson New engine 06 new rigging 07, many upgrades..$49,000
35 1977 Peason-Clssicosneoardslop,Yam arnewbolom pirt...$25,000
30 1998 Maine Cat Quality build cat with open design, greatshape...$90,000
27 1988 J-Boat Stored on trailer, quality gear, race ready offers.. $19,000
57 2002 Carver pbthouse\byager-Twin \bvos, cellentondtion....$499,000
48 1982 HatterasCodptMotorYacht-TwinGM's, usomfeatures..$249,000
40 1999 Tiara Hardtop Express Twin Cats, well maintained, offers..$239,000
39 2003 Liberty De Boat-Approved for 18 ders, singe cat desel.. $85,000
38 1967 Camcrat Aluminumcrewboatinxcellentshapeafterrefit...$50,000
30 2000 Mainship Pilot-Yanmar diesel, full cabin, custom top& more...$79,000
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40' 2001 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey
60' 1982 Nautical Ketch
4 Staterooms, 3 Bath,
2 Generators 20kw & 15kw,
2 Detroit Diesel Engines
12V71TA 900hp each,
Dinghy Novurania 15'
w/new 40hp 4cycles
Yamaha engine, Stabilizers,
Water Maker 1,200gpd,
Boat located in Fajardo,
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28' '78 Cape Dory, Classic, Refit 6/07....$35K
33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit....... $25K
35 '72 Holman & Pye, Classic, make offers.$15K
35' '86 Canadian SC, '98 Westerbeke...$29K
36' '80 Albin Stratus 75K w/business.....$45K
38' '67 LeComte, classic, great cond......$80K
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' '78 Gulfstar Ketch, Classic, 3 strms..$99.9K
50' '78 Nautor Motorsailer, refit, excellent cond.$325K
60 '82 Nautical Ketch, 4 storms, charter or cuise.$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
42' '84 PresentSundeck 135HP Lehmans $79.9K
48' '99 Dyna Craft MY, 435HP diesels..$299.5K
48' '02 Dyna CraftMY 3strms 450HPCats...$490K
53' "76 Uniflite Utility custom Navytransport..$99.9K
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Due to Parkinson's Disease owner is forced to sell this classic
heavy duty "Venus 42" gaff ketch. Constructed of fiberglass
with an Airex core this hull and deck is strong as steel without
the rust. Boat is currently doing charters in Coral Bay, and is a
Coast Guard inspected vesselwith certificatefor 18 passengers.
Both masts are solid and new. Sails are new. Her massive
construction, big Ford Lehman diesel; her 400 gal of fresh
water tankage, fully insulated and cavernous interior make
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I FOR SALE:
New DOTIom paint I automatic mige
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OR BOTTOM FISHING, 62pax, 60
Knight & Carver 1995, Twin 6V53. Boat
250K$//Boat & Business 295K$ OBO
Boat available in St maarten Contact:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
1991 LUHRS ALURA 30' 185 HP
YANMAR TURBO DIESEL; 5kw
Northern Lights generator; cruises 13
knots; a/c; hot & cold H20; full canvas;
full head; fresh waterwash down; win-
less anchor; trim tabs; full galley; lying
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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 US www.GrandBanks48-for-
34 FOOT BOWEN MARINE PIROGUE,
2-150 mercury engines, needs work,
sitting in dry dock in st-lucia, survey is
$75,000 ecd, must sell, contact Janet
at 758-723-6509 or email Christine at
32' SUPER SPORT CRUISER, full bath
& cabin, 2-300hp Volvo, 40+ cruising speed,
only 200 hrs, $69K OBO, w/trailer; exec
cond & maint; see pics & specs at www.Sun
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40' HINCKLEY B40 YAWL, 1964,
1989 Westerbeke 46hp w/1805hrs +/-, dark
blue, recent sails, radar, simradauto w/
remote, new windlass w/remote, h/c pres-
sure h20, shipmatestove, fridge, fireplace,
cockpit shower3rd owner. $98,500 upgrad-
ed annually. HomeportocATaolDOTcom.
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1972 COLUMBIA 26' FOR SALE
ON ST. CROIX. Includes mooring in
Christiansted Harbor, dingy, and out-
board for the boat. Will negotiate if moor-
ing is not needed. Great sailing boat with
main and 2 jibs. Call 340-277-3654 or
KIRBY 25 FOR SALE. Int'l Rolex Regatta
third place finish in class. New Harken winch-
es, new 110% jib, new bottom paint. St.
Thomas, US Virgin Islands. $8,555 Tel 340-
998-6903 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE: 34FT, 1984 JEANNEAU
ATTALIA, 18hp Volvo Penta Diesel.
Needs a little work but overall in good
condition and ready to sail as is! Located
in Tortola, BVI Asking $26,000 Please call
(284) 541 0642 or email christophernor-
email@example.com for further information.
CONTEST-31 HT SAILBOAT CRUISER
FOR SALE IN PERFECT CONDI-
TION. Totally renewed in 2.009. Located
at Club de Pesca in Cartagena Clombia.
USD$38.000. TEL:57 315 719 0373
CRUISING PILOTHOUSE SAILBOAT,
"MAO TA 46", TED BREWER DESIGN,
1982, Curacao. $149,000. When you pur-
chase a cruising sailboat, you are buying a
lifestyle consider safety at sea and comfort
in port two things this boat was designed
for. See https://syladydiane.wordpress.com
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 real estate or
share sale. firstname.lastname@example.org
ALDEN-DESIGNED CLASSIC BRISTOL
35 SLOOP, 1974. New standing rigging,
dodger (2009). New '05: sails (full-battened
mainsail), Imron paint, through-hulls, bot-
tom job, head, Harken RF, bilge pumps,
and electronics. Shoal draft. Lovingly cared
for inside and out. Proven bluewater cruis-
er. $26,000. email: email@example.com
51'SLOOP: IDYLLE 15.5, FRERS
DESIGN, BENETEAU BUILT 1986.
Highly customized for performance cruis-
ing 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-
IC 24 FOR SALE, Good condition, well
maintained, New Racing Sails + set of
practice sails, Includes Trailer, Easy to ship
OR sail Down Island, St Thomas USVI
based. Asking $17,500 OBO 443-321-3797
1997 HUNTER 376 FOR SALE.
Roomy, airy and comfortable caribbean
cruising boat. Ready to go. Brand new
hard-frame Bimini & stackpack. Must sell.
$65,000 Located British Virgin Islands.
OCEAN 60 SCHOONER, LAST ONE
BUILT, LAUNCHED 1988, Equipped
to the absolute max. for shorthanded world
cruising. Currently lying NZ. Asking Circa
$USD 295,000 Negotiable. Please call
0064212386690 (allow for time difference)
FOR SALE: MARINER 36 KETCH,
NEW HAMPSHIRE BUILT IN 1980.
Very nice cruising sailboat. Equipped for
cruising and live-aboard, readyto sail. Priced
for quick sale at $29,900. Check out specs
and pics at: http://kennyjl.tripod.com/
TARTAN TEN 33, super nice and easy
to sail, perfect for day sailing, race or cruise.
New:keel bolts,dripless pack system, epoxy
bottom, interiors, battery, a/c,rigging 06
etc,red top sides,diesel in excellent cond,just
return of a 2 weeks in the VI,$15,000 firm
HENDERSON 30 YEAR 97 Numerous
sails and spinnaker, Carbon mast, Located
in Guadeloupe, firstname.lastname@example.org
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KIWI 35 RACING BOAT, New Custom
Keel and Rudder, Optimized for 12-18kts
of Wind,, Carbon Mast, New Standing and
Running Rigging, Carbon Kevlar Sails, 3
Spinnakers, Delivery Sails, 7 Raymarine
Instruments, Yamaha 5 hp, AWLGRIP
Painted Price $35K Call BEN (599) 522
48 61 or email: email@example.com
46FT COMET460 SLOOP 1988.
Asking $135.000. Very good condition,
perfect liveaboard or blue waters cruising.
Possible exchange for real estate or share
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Avon RIB, with 15hp Mercury $1200,
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A TALE COMES TO AN END
JEANNE KUICH DIES AT 73
BY CHRIS GOODIER
Readers of All at Sea will recall Jeannie Kuich's perennially-
entertaining column, "Tales from the Charter Cockpit," her
reports from the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and her
Skylights astronomy feature each month. The following
notice of Jeannie's death was written by Verna Ruan, a longtime
charter broker on St. Thomas:
Jeanne Zimmerman Kuich, who was known as Jeannie to her many
friends on St. Thomas, died on June 9. She was born Oct. 20, 1936,
in Louisiana and then lived from the time she was two in Houston,
Texas. She left for college in 1954. A graduate of Colorado University
in 1958, she married Mike Kuich in Houston on Aug. 20, 1959. Jeannie
and Mike moved to St. Thomas in 1967 where they went into the
charter business. With Michael she co-owned five different sail boats
ranging in size from the 50-foot Stargazer to the 84-foot Queen of
Sheba. An avid sailor, Jeannie sailed the islands from Grenada to St.
Thomas many times. With Mike she sailed to Bermuda five times,
New England twice, Nova Scotia twice, with one trip to Norway and
all the points in between.
A feast of planets decorate
the southwest and west
evening skies at dusk in the
first week, and at the end
of the month there is the
closest trio of two planets
and a star this year. The
Perseid meteors peaking
on the 12th may be very
active this year from late
evening to early morning.
On Sunday the 8th,
brilliant Venus, Mars and
Saturn make a tight fist at
dusk in the west. By the
19th Mercury leaves the
trio with Venus and Mars
still close at dusk. On the
31st the star Spica in Virgo
joins the two, forming the
S BY JEANNIE KUICH
The Moon Sails Near
Wed. 4th: the Pleiades star
sisters in early morning
Tue. 10th: the star Regulus
in Leo low at dusk
Thu. 12th: Mercury at dusk
Fri. 13th: Saturn, Venus and Mars
Sat. 16th: the star Spica in
Virgo in evening
Tue. 17th: the star Antares in
Scorpius in late evening
Fri 27th: Jupiter in morning
Tue. 3rd: Last Quarter
Tue. 10th: New
Mon.16th: First Quarter
Tue. 24th: Full
Dusk: Vega, Arcturus,
Dawn: Sirius, Canopus,
In 1982, she vent-
ured on a two-year q
sail around the world.
Jeannie is the author
of the astronomybook,
'Soap Operas of there
Sky' She contributed
many articles on sail- t
ing and astronomy to
such publications as
Cruising World, All
At Sea and Compass.
She is survived by her
husband Michael Kuich, her stepsister Sarah in Houston and her many
friends on St. Thomas, the BVI and abroad.
Jeannie's "Tales" painted a vivid and sometimes hilarious picture
of life on board a charter boat in the 1960s and '70s, before the days
of insurance, booking houses, anchor permits or mooring fees. She
described the haphazard
early St. Thomas charter
fleet, a "hodge-podge" of
owner-operated boats from
40 to 72 feet: schooners,
ketches and cutters, some
wooden classic yachts.
She recalled the formation
of the charter boat league,
the earliest ads, the writing
of a first brochure and the
evolution of boat amenities.
Food and beverages event-
ually were included, but
meats, fresh vegetables and
boat parts were hard to come
by Some customers were wealthy and even famous. She and Mike
developed fast friendships with some who returned for repeat charters.
Jeannie and Mike's water stained, faded, 40-year old photos lent great
charm to her words.
Jeannie's "Tales from the Charter Cockpit" column was on a summer
hiatus, scheduled to resume in October The tales have come to an
end, along with an era, and we will miss reading them. But if there
was a common theme in Jeannie's columns, it was that the spirit of
early day, nonconformist charter boat operators still lives on. "It ain't
easy being a charter pirate," Jeannie wrote. "You seldom have a buck
to spare in your pocket, your clothes are salt-stained and your boat
has a bad leak in the basement. But you earn money taking people
sailing-which sure beats working on land."
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