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Bonaire Pays Tribute to Captain Don
Captain Don Stewart became the first local recipient to receive Bo-
naire's Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Tourism Corpora-
tion Bonaire on June 25 during his 85th birthday celebration at Cap-
tain Don's Habitat Bonaire. Stewart arrived in 1962 and is considered
to be the founder of dive tourism on the island and has pioneered
conservation of the marine environment.
Mercury Marine Redesigns Web Site
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site from good to great," said Mercury Marine VP of Marketing Mike
Shedivy Users will find a mega-dropdown menu that gives one-click
access to the company's products and services. Engine tests, histori-
cally one of the most-visited destinations of mercurymarine.com, are
linked on the homepage, where fans also can access Mercury Marine's
new Facebook and Twitter pages, www.mercurymarine.com
Island Yacht Charters
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Island Yacht Charters, Inc., in business since 1977 in St. Thomas, USVI, the
exclusive Caribbean dealer and charterers for Island Packet Yachts, was hon-
ored this year with the 2010 National EPA Environmental Quality Award.
The company has focused recent efforts on sustainable energy ef-
ficiency and, among other initiatives, transformed their entire fleet of
16 Island Packets, ranging in size from 35 to 51 ft, to energy efficient
vessels with the addition of solar panels, www.iyc.vi
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Grenada Gets Another Underwater Sculpture
Since its inception in 2006, the Underwater Sculpture Park at Grenada's
Molinere Bay, with the work of British sculptor Jason Taylor, has become a
"must see" attraction. This year's new addition of stainless steel and con-
crete titled "The Silent Cry," is the work of local Sculptor Rene Froehlich
and will act as an artificial reef. To join the action group sustaining the park,
contact Phil Saye by phone 444-1092 or email, email@example.com.
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sors all over the Caribbean, and sells parts, filters, oil and more while
embracing green innovation. "We use bioremediation instead of caus-
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Bavaria Cruiser 45 will Join
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manufacturer Bavaria Yachts, announced this summer
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Rallies Join Forces
The World Cruising Club (WCC), organizers
of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) from
Las Palmas to Saint Lucia, and the Cruising
Rally Association, organizer of the annual Ca-
ribbean 1500 Rally from Virginia to Tortola,
BVI, announced in July that they are joining
forces to become the largest global orga-
nization dedicated to the sport of passage-
making. The Cruising Rally Association also
will expand its 21st Annual Caribbean 1500
to include a Bahamas Class which will leave
Hampton, VA on November 1 and cruise di-
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New Jamaica Cruising
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The first edition of the free Jamaica Cruising
Guide by Frank Virgintino will appear on its
own site, www.jamaicacruisingguide.com. The
17,000 word guide covers all of Jamaica and is
more than 120 pages long.
Bimini Big Game Club Reopens
Under Guy Harvey Flag
The famed Bimini Big Game Club in the Ba-
hamas, closed for two years, is reopening as a
Guy Harvey Outpost Resort and Marina, after
completion of a $3,500,000 renovation that in-
cluded all 51 guest rooms, the new Bimini Big
Game Bar & Grill, and the Outfitter Shop, a re-
tail outlet featuring Guy Harvey sportswear and
gifts. Founded as a dinner club in 1936 in Alice
Town, the club is intended to be the first of sev-
eral Guy Harvey Outpost properties targeted
at fishermen, divers and eco-tourists. A 75-slip
marina can accommodate boats up to 145 lin-
ear feet. www.BigGameClubBimini.com
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After eight consecutive years of hosting the BVI Spring Regatta (BVISR),
Nanny Cay Resort and Marina will support the event for an additional
five years. Miles Sutherland-Pilch, general manager of Nanny Cay, met
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"Nanny Cay is very pleased to renew its arrangement with the
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St. Maarten Yacht Club
The club's annual Offshore Regatta took place in June with nine
boats racing "in what one could only deem as horrendous sailing
conditions," according to the club's report. "Competitors started
their long journey in St. Maarten on Friday and made their way to
Statia for the first leg, continuing on from there on Saturday with
a finish in Nevis. Sunday led all competitors back to St. Maarten in
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"While in Nevis, the local Yacht Club hosted a mini prize giving and
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Hope Ross of Kick em Jenny for the most hangovers.
"Race officers Andrew and Lyn Rapley and regatta organizers Rob
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a truly multi-vessel event. The Sint Maarten Yacht Club hosted the final
prizegiving on Wednesday evening. First place in the non-spinnaker
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I have a confession to make-against all logic and common-
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I'm intrigued how they work their magic. Let's be honest, a boat
moving through the water (even under sail) isn't the most excit-
ing thing in the world.
I'm often asked how I became a sailing author. I tell the truth: "I started
out covering paint drying, and then worked my way up to reporting on
grass growing-and, after that, covering The Cruising Life was easy."
... I mean, what is a marine journalist but a fellow with a pen and a
reckless disregard for the truth?
Recently I transited the Red Sea and was spit out into the Mediter-
ranean Sea. It was in this area where I met a Famous Marine Writer
(FMW). I was thrilled to meet him. He was fresh from picking up a new
Australian catamaran he'd just had built to put into the charter in the
Med. We had many mutual friends and much in common-he had
twin daughters around the same age as our Roma Orion. People told
me to keep an eye out for him. He was a hard worker toiling in the liter-
ary vineyards and so was I. We shared an addiction. I wondered what
his thoughts were on prepositional phrases: pro or con? Was he as of-
fended by adverbs as I? And, generally speaking, writers are a friendly,
supportive group. So I was very excited to meet the FMW.
Alas, there was a problem. Somehow, I'd become invisible. In addi-
tion, he was deaf.
We were in a large group at an Egyptian marina-and he seemed to
be able to hear the others, just not me. Nor could he see me-every
time I boldly stepped in front of him, he turned away without acknowl-
... he's publically cutting you," whispered my wife Carolyn
"... what's that mean," I queried. "I haven't ever met the guy-how
can he hate me already? I mean, I can see if he listens to a couple of
my disgusting jokes-many normal, god-fearing people are repulsed,
and rightly so. But isn't his snubbing me a bit premature?"
"... the British are very good at snubbing," Carolyn said. "That is, of
course, when they're not whining about losing The Empire."
"... but we're fellow writers, for gosh sakes!" I said. "I keep jumping
in front of him and he pretends I'm not there. I keep crawling between
the legs of his admirers and popping right up into his startled face like
a demented Jack-in-the-Box ... and yet he never acknowledges me in
"... don't cry, poor Fatty." Carolyn said in mock sympathy. "Be brave.
You're a bit of a rough diamond, eh? This guy doesn't like to deal with
lower class tradesmen like yourself ... frankly, come to think of it ...
neither do I!"
I must admit, I was puzzled. But it got to be a bit of a joke. He'd
enter a room-and I'd dash over with a bright smile. He'd have to
shear off-and grab another person to use as a human conversational
shield. I'd hang around on the outside of the group, grinning sickly.
If he posed a hypothetical question, I'd eagerly wave my hand to an-
swer-while hopping on one leg as if I had to pee.
He never blinked.
Back to the drawing board.
I decided that I should be more forward. I'd been trying to get his
attention so I could speak with him-why not just engage him in con-
versation immediately ... surely my pearls of verbal wisdom would
Therefore, the next time I saw him, I ran up and said, "Here in the
Mideast, surrounded by war, my verbs get tense. Do yours?"
Next, I tried, "Once while giving a speech, I was told I had a dan-
gling participle. So I turned away from the audience to check the fly of
my trousers. Has this ever happened to you?"
Finally, in desperation I blurted, "My penis is so small I need a mag-
nifying glass to wank. What do you suggest?"
... a couple of times his plastic smile started to slip-but that was all.
He refused to lower himself. He wouldn't even look down his aristo-
cratic nose at me. Obviously, I wasn't worth the effort.
He was a tough nut to crack. I despaired. All I wanted to do
was sit at his feet and bask in his reflected glory-was that ask-
ing so much?
I did manage to speak to his wife. She was ... well, she spoke to me,
Thinking that the husband might have some, er, jealousy issues with
a fellow writer-I lavished him with praise to my fellow yachties-with
the slim hope it would get back to the FMW.
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"Each of his sentences makes me orgasm," I spouted in giggling
adoration, "I kiss the pages as I read! I, personally, don't deserve to
sharpen his pencils!"
I hate to admit it but all these ploys-as clever as they were-failed.
Eventually I was forced gave up. I failed. Totally.
I'm willing to suck up as much as the next guy-but, hey, there
As painful as the above experience was, at least there was a plus side.
Now, when asked, I can honestlysay I met him. And spoke with him. Numer-
ous times. (Hopefully, I won't have to admit he never actually responded.)
Months later, a mutual friend told me that the FMW was mad at me
for copyright infringement. At first I thought we were talking about
plagiarism-and hotly, vehemently denied it.
I'm not above stealing a word or two-but I don't steal boring, pe-
destrian ones. (One of my favorite lines of Kipling: "When love re-
jected turns to hate ... all ill betides the man!")
"No," our mutual friend said. "He says you used a photocopied edi-
tion of one of his books."
"But I don't have any photocopied books aboard," I said, totally
puzzled. "And even if I did, how would he know?"
Again, I tried to forget about it-but it did stick-in-my-claw, so
A couple of weeks later, just before bedtime-it came to me in
a flash of insight. "Carolyn," I
screamed. "The checkbook..
from a decade ago!"
"... from a decade ago?" she
said, flustered "Why? I'm not sure
we even still have it ..
try to find it," I said. "It's
Amazingly enough, she found it
within seconds. I flipped through
Here's what had happened.
Nine years ago, while heading
across one of those pesky oceans, I'd purchased a (commercially-made,
in Asia) photocopied edition of this guy's book. At the time, I admit I
knew full well that he'd never see any royalties from it-but I wanted and
needed the book and it was the only way to get a copy-other than de-
laying our departure for a month or two. But it gradually began to wear
on my conscience-I'd ripped the guy off. True, hundreds or thousands
of other people had, were, and would continue to rip him off-but I
didn't feel that let me off the hook. So I dropped the author a note and
enclosed a check for $20 US-and shipped it off to Jolly Ole England.
It gave me a warm feeling to do this-to pay the author just because
it was the right thing to do. And, of course, I knew that if I ever met
the author, he'd throw his arms around me in gratitude-after all, if
everyone did what I did, he'd be a far wealthier man.
... see how stupid I am?
But while we're on the subject of famous marine writers-I must
say, generally speaking, they're a swell group. I've met most of them
over the years. Lin and Larry Pardey are good friends. We've had them
aboard Wild Card for dinner and visited their lovely island home in
New Zealand many times. Ditto, Alvah and Diane Simon of Roger Hen-
ry. On one memorable occasion, we all ate together at Alva's house in
Whangerie-and he was kind enough not to serve polar bear (Alva's
North to the Night is a fine read.)
Jimmy Cornell of Aventura is one of my heroes not only as a writer
but as a broadcaster as well. As far as I know, we're the only two cir-
cumnavigators to produce a radio show enroute. (I'm looking forward
to seeing Jimmy's new book-it has a picture or two of mine within.)
Don Street of lolaire is a dear friend-you can say what you want
about Don, but the man knows how to sail. Hell, he's forgotten more
than 99% of today's so-called experts.
We've crossed tacks with Evans Starzinger and Beth Leonard of
Hawk a couple of times. Beth does a great job of explaining compli-
cated subjects clearly and concisely.
I'm in awe of Webb Chiles-as a sailor, a writer and a stuntman. I've
lost track of the number of times he's circumnavigated-but I remem-
ber he marries a new wife every time he steps ashore (well, six of 'em
so far). I particularly admire his open boat ocean crossings in Chidiock
Tichborne. Whenever we're in the Bay of Islands (NZ) we have him over
for dinner-I can't get enough of his crazy stories. My favorite line: "...
almost dying is a difficult way to earn a living!"
I've worked with Andy Turpin, Chris Kennen, Sally Erdle, DickJohn-
son, Roger Snow, Jol Byerley, Jeannie Kuich, Gwen Hamlin, Herb Mc-
Cormick, Teri Batham, John Burnham, Amy Ulrich, Herb Payson, Tim
Murray, Marty Luray, Douglas and Bernadette Bernon, and many oth-
ers who have morphed into good friends.
I love the writing of Melanie Neale-which isn't exactly a surprise
since I've admired her father Tom's pen for many years too.
Speaking of Neale's, we keep bumping into Amanda and John of
Mahina Tiare at boat shows. They're an interesting couple, very knowl-
edgeable and hardworking.
The Caribbean is bursting with talent: Peter Muilenburg, Gary
Brown, Amy Roberts, B.D. Anderson, Carol Bareuther, Norman Faria,
Wally Bostick, etc.
I've tried to help some beginning writers like Jonah Manning-his
muscular prose has brought tears to my eyes.
Susan Chapman is my favorite writer in the Caribbean-she has a
very skillful, powerful pen.
Why help other writers? Because early in my career I was helped by
Dana Cassell (on the business side of freelancing), Janet Groene on the
marine side and Margret Walters (British novelist) on the literary side.
I could not have learned how to sling ink profitably without their
valuable assistance. And the only way I can pay them back is by paying
it forward with young writers.
And, who knows, maybe someday one of them will get so bloody
famous-they can introduce me to the FMW of the Med. -
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saw the prices, and returned to their vessel.
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SAILING WITH CHARLIE
BY JULIAN PUTLEY
It's late summer and the seawater is
warm. Tropical waves are traversing
the territory in ever-increasing regu-
larity. Jellyfish have found the conditions to
their liking. Beach guards are hoisting purple
flags and the media are offering sage advice.
Sensible yachtsmen, swimmers and beach goers
should now include in their stores and medical
kits such things as: vinegar (an acid), ammonia
(an alkali), papaya, meat tenderiser, rubbing
alcohol, anti-histamine, hydrocortisone, baking
soda ... to name just some.
The other day Charlie was swimming at the
Bight at Norman Island when he became victim
of several serious sea wasp stings on his lower
thigh just below his swimming shorts. He was
with his girl friend, Jane, who was sensibly loung-
ing on a beach recliner in the shade of a sea grape tree.
Charlie came staggering out of the water gasping in pain
and begging for help: they had none of the requisite anti-
dotes but Charlie had heard of the urine remedy, it being
largely ammonia. Using a towel Jane managed to remove
the stinging tentacles but the pain was intense. "Jane dar-
ling, just pee on the red welts. It's supposed to ease the
pain," pleaded Charlie.
"No way, Jose. You'll have to suffer this one out."
"Pleeeeeze," cried our hapless hero. A tear fell from his
cheek as he gritted his teeth in agony
To pee or not to pee? After several minutes of enduring
heart melting sobs, Jane relinquished. "OK, OK, just lie on
your back and remove your shorts. I'll see what I can do."
Jane removed her bikini bottom and straddled the affected
area. "Close your eyes, you bum," she commanded.
Just then, an elderly couple stumbled upon our unfortu-
nate duo. Now by this stage you may think that this story
is made up but I swear it is true-or at least how it was re-
lated to me. The lady gasped in shock and the man muttered
something about getting a room. Charlie managed, "She's
just helping to ease the pain."
The couple quickly walked away and were heard saying
something about "... might be expected in the French is-
lands!" The pain eventually subsided and Charlie thought
there was something to the accepted wisdom that if you have
a pain in your toe then bang a finger with a hammer and-
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MISS ANNIE WINS BAHAMAS
BILLFISH CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
NEW WINNER CLAIMS 2010'S FIVE-EVENT SERIES
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
ring true this year for Barry Weshnak and his team aboard
his 52-Viking, Miss Annie. After finishing third in 2007 and
second in 2008, the Palm Beach, Florida-based team won
the 2010 Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC) title with the release of
six blue marlin and nine white marlin over the series' five legs.
"I've been billfishing for twenty-five years, going to the Bahamas
for ten, and fishing with the same five team members-Capt. Matt
Rabenstine on the bridge and Greg Bogdan, Mark Donohue, Nick
Lucov and Frank Napurano in the cockpit-for the past four years,"
said Weshnak. "I think this last fact is noteworthy and a big part of
This year's BBC kicked off with the Central Abaco Championship
held at the Treasure Cay Resort & Marina the last weekend in April.
Cool water made for an off-bite, however the Miss Annie team got off
to a good start by releasing a white marlin the first day.
"A big blue marlin, about a 600-pounder, crashed the trolling spread
on the second day before disappearing into the sea," said Rabenstine.
"We tried hard to find a billfish the third day, but it wasn't to be."
The leg two Cape Eleuthera Championship, hosted by the Cape
Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club in mid-May, was again plagued by cool
water as far as the bite was concerned.
"We used all our resources-local contacts, sea surface temperature
charts, everything," said Rabenstine. "We even pre-fished a day before
the tournament but just couldn't find good water within the tourna-
ment's boundaries. During
the tournament, we did raise
a blue marlin to the teaser but
never got a bite out of it."
Miss Annie's luck changed
during leg three, the Harbour
Island Championship fished
out of Harbour Island Marina
&Yacht Club in late May, when
the warm water moved in.
"We experienced some
good conditions at Hole
in the Wall. The edge was
full of life-squid, flying
fish and birds everywhere,"
Miss Annie's anglers re-
leased a blue marlin on day
one, five white marlin on day
two and another white mar-
lin on day three, to win the
leg and jump into the overall
championship lead in the 65-boat fleet with double the points of the
second place contender
Miss Annie headed back to the Abacos for leg four and the Boat
Harbour Championship, hosted by Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Har-
bour Marina in early June.
"It was flat calm for the week and conditions were ideal as the water
temperatures continued to rise," said Rabenstine.
The team's anglers released a blue marlin on day one, then the crew
let go of a white marlin and pulled the hook on a blue marlin on day
two. They got back in groove on day three with a blue marlin release.
Miss Annie finished the leg in fourth, but the points they amassed
were just enough to keep them first in the overall standings going into
the final leg of the series.
"We were really gunning to win this year," said Weshnak. "Calling
the final day nail-biting is really putting it mildly."
The fifth and final Treasure Cay Championship, held out of the Trea-
sure Cay Resort & Marina, took place in late June.
"We were three days before the full moon and there was a good
bite leading up to the tournament," said Rabenstine.
Day one the Miss Annie crew released a blue marlin, while the next
day they released both a blue and a white. On day three, a marlin was
raised but wouldn't eat. Once again, the team finished the leg tied for
fourth place. However, the points they added in this leg were more
than enough for them to claim the overall Championship. Full results:
BIG OH TOP BOAT
AT 47TH ANNUAL JULY
OPEN BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
Consistency paid off for Gray Ingram's Big OH, which
won Best Boat in the 47th Annual July Open Billfish
Tournament fished out of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Is-
lands July 23 to 25. The team aboard the Ricky Scarborough
63 released a total of six blue marlin, more than any other in
the 23-boat fleet.
"It was luck and skill," said Ingram, from Jupiter, Florida.
"We fish as a team." Four of the six blue marlin were released
off 30-pound test line.
"If you keep the drag light, you can back right down on
them and release them quickly before they go deep," said
Ingram, who is currently lead angler in the World Billfish Se-
ries' Pacific Division.
Luis Bacardi's Bertram 58, Rum Bum, finished Second Best
Boat with five blue marlin releases made by Bacardi, who
won the event's only angler prize, the Johnny Harms Give
Him Line perpetual trophy. "It was great," said Bacardi. "This
is where to fish for blue marlin."
Frank Rodriguez's Viking 65, Fa-La-Me, finished Third Best
Boat and was one of five boats to release three blue marlin.
Carved wood marlin heads, handcrafted by marine wildlife
artist David Wirth were awarded to the winning teams.
The 23-boat fleet released 42 blue marlin and 1 white mar-
lin total over the three-day tournament. No fish were boated.
IGFA trained Observers, all members of the IGFTO (Interna-
tional Game Fish Tournament Observers), rode aboard each
boat throughout the tournament to verify the releases.
Proceeds from the JOBT benefit the Boys & Girls Club of
the Virgin Islands. Last year, the Virgin Islands Game Fishing
Club donated $25,000 from the event to the organization.
Event report and photo submitted by July Open Billfish
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DEBAITABLE WINS 15TH ANNUAL
CAICOS CLASSIC RELEASE TOURNAMENT
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
he 15th annual Caicos Classic Release
Tournament, fished June 20 to 24 out
of Turtle Cove Marina on the island of l
Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos, got off
to a slow start but had an exciting finish as the
65-foot Viking, Debaitable, out of Palm Beach,
Florida, released three blue marlin to win.
Rough and windy conditions challenged five
boats and 20 anglers competing this year, as
the scoreboard showed nothing but zeros in
the catch line the first two days. Nick Zehek,
captain aboard the Debaitable, said, "We
headed out in front of the islands the first day
and nothing. The second day, we headed to
West Caicos and didn't have any luck there ei-
ther ... not even a bite."
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er, turned on the third day of fishing and so did
the Debaitable's luck. "We headed back out front around the Par-
rot Cay area," said Zehek. "That's where we hooked up a fish right
away, just minutes after lines in, but we missed him. Then, early
afternoon we got lucky and released our first blue marlin ... no
one else was seeing any fish and we were firmly in the lead."
The fishing went gangbusters on the fourth and final day. Two
other boats, Fairplayand Panoply, both released blue marlin. The
other two vessels in the tournament didn't catch any marlin, but
each caught game fish. Divine Intervention's angler, Mary Wid-
mer, reeled in the Largest Wahoo, while Triple 7's angler, Bob
Hardiman, caught the Largest Tuna.
Meanwhile, Debaitable wasn't left out of the frenzy. "We had a
fish on the teaser as soon as lines in were called, but we missed
him on the pitch bait," said Zehek. "The fish came back around
and took the bait off a second line and we released him."
This second blue marlin kept Debaitable at the top of the
scoreboard, but the team wasn't done yet. "We had three other
bites in the afternoon and released one around 1 p.m.," said
Zehek, "so that gave us three when the tournament ended and
a sound win." Debaitable angler, Mike Tarney, caught all three
Prizes included trophies, gifts and bragging rights. Tourna-
ment Director Art Pickering said, "Because it's a small tour-
nament, everyone gets to know one another if they haven't
met already and we have a lot of fun with our daily events."
www caicosclassic co m -Z
BERRY WINS BASTILLE DAY TOURNAMENT
Catching fish was
the name of the
game at the 22nd
Annual Bastille Day King-
fish Tournament held July
11 at Hull Bay Hideaway
on St. Thomas, USVI. Pat-
rick Berry reeled in the
Largest Kingfish prize for
a 20.88-pounder caught
aboard the 18-foot Mariner, Sea Bird.
"As soon as I put my bait in the water, there he
was," said Berry "It was a good day." For his ef-
forts, the St. Thomas angler pocketed $2000 in cash
sponsored by NEMWIL, managed in the USVI by Red
Hook Agencies, Inc. -&
Event report and photo submitted by Northside
PAPASAN WINS 2010
TTGFA JR ANGLER
It was a tight finish as
team Papasan took I
first place by catch-
ing two pounds more fish i
than team College Fund
in the 12th Anniversary
of the Trinidad & Tobago
Game Fishing Associa-
tion (TTGFA) Junior An-
gler Fishing Tournament.
The event was sponsored
by Micon Marketing Ltd,
Daynco Ltd, AS Bryden &
Son's (Trinidad) Ltd and
was held on Saturday, 8
July 3 out of the Trinidad
& Tobago Yacht Club -
The top two teams caught a total of 93.6 Ibs and 91.5 Ibs
respectively The day's total catch was 497.74 pounds caught
by 82 junior anglers who took part in the keenly contested
tournament (18 girls and 64 boys fishing out of 25 boats).
More than 450 pounds of fish were donated to charities:
Rainbow Rescue, Sophia House, St. Jude's, Christ-Child Con-
valescent Home and The Battered Women's Home.
Prizes consisted of 30 rods and reels, numerous trophies,
hampers and other items presented to the many victorious
anglers. The overall Top Female Angler was Marie-Elena
Navarro fishing on College Fund and the overall Top Male
Angler was Joshua Aboud fishing on Outcast. The Heaviest
fish in each of the species were: Kingfish Matthew Vilain,
Carite- Graeme Boyack, Bachine- Luke DeGannes, Cavali-
Brandon O'Brian and Bonito Matthew Vilain. The heaviest
fish of the tournament was won by Matthew Vilain (Kingfish
at 26.12 Ibs) on board Anger Management.
Other sponsors and donors include National Canners
Ltd., D. Mankee & Company Ltd, Agostin's Ltd., Skippers
Restaurant, Clamens & Associates 2000 Ltd, Valdez & Torry
International Ltd, Trinidad Yacht Club, Trinicat Boat Works
Ltd, Associated Brands Industries Ltd. and Neptune Fishing
Supplies-Shimano America Corporation.
Special thanks to the Fisheries Division, the parents and
children, the many helpers and well wishers and also the T &
T Game Fishing Association Committee Members.
Event report and photo submitted by Steven Valdez
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OPTIMIST NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO
June 26 to July 4 at Portsmouth Harbour, venue for the 1976
Summer Olympics. Kingston has a reputation for being one
of the world's greatest fresh water sailing venues and the con-
ditions were a considerable challenge for young Optimist sailors, many
of whom were attending their first IODA continental championship.
On June 30, after an exciting day of team racing for the Nations cup
in gusty conditions, Ecuador proved their superiority in this discipline
of racing four boats per team at a time and became the winners of the
At the end of the 12th and final race, we had a popular champion in
Christopher Williford from the USA, who sailed consistently through-
out the event, finishing among the top ten sailors in all 12 races (ex-
cept for an OCS in race 8), the second time he has been awarded
the trophy. He won last year's North American Championship held in
Christopher's twin brother Duncan was second overall, and Con-
ner Harding, another USA sailor, was third. Caterina Romero from
Peru, the first girl, did remarkably well in all the races and earned a
The Netherlands Antilles were thrilled with the performance of their
eight team members who represented the pride of the youth sailing
programmes of their respective Islands.
The first AHO team member was Jarrik Bijsterbosch who placed in a
very satisfactory position of 59th overall. Jarrik was able to boast three ex-
cellent results in the first ten places in individual races of 2nd, 7th and 9th.
Jarrick was closely followed by Louis Hendrikx in 73rd place over-
all with individual results of an 8th and then five placings between
10th and 20th, which was commendable in his consistency in vari-
Odile van Aanholt, notwithstanding her very
young age, put up an excellent showing of tenac-
ity and determination in placing a creditable 97th
with a formidable best race securing seven races
finishing under 30th. Only one girl also born in 1998
was able to better Odile's performance, namelyAlie
g. Toppa of the USA who finished 11th overall.
- Jorden Van Rooijen, who placed 100th overall, man-
S aged an 11th place and a total of six results in the top
25 places ranging from an 11th to a 25th, an excellent
performance for the youngest team member
Then from St Maarten, Rh6ne Findlay, placing
123rd participating in his very first Optinam, was un-
der specific instructions a) to finish every race, b) to
be sure to get good starts, and c) to do his best and
have fun. Well, he accomplished all three, doing his
best and achieving an unbelievable 6th place in his
5th race plus a sprinkling of finishes in the low 20's.
Of all 12 starts, Rh6ne was 1st to cross the start line
twice and 2nd five times. He finished all 12 races
with no OCS or DNF ... Mission accomplished.
Milou Bijsterbosch, with the result of 147th place,
and the brother/sister team Kevin Maas, finishing
160th, and Kyra Maas,183rd, are all to be congratulated for some fine
sailing against a very competitive field, and can be proud to have been
part of a very difficult competition in very changeable conditions.
With close to 200 participants from 21 countries, our sailors are to
be congratulated heartily ... you are indeed gifted with the opportu-
nity to share in this very small and elite crowd of children. We as sailors
and spectators are proud of you all and believe you set a wonderful
example to the many thousands of kids on our beloved islands dotted
around the Caribbean and the West Atlantic.
Junior sailors also competed from Barbados, British Virgin Islands,
Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, and
the U.S. Virgin Islands with great results. You guys are all unbelievable
and we look forward to watch your progress in the future-congratu-
lations and best wishes. -
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FOR BVI'S ALEC ANDERSON,
SUMMER VACATION MEANS SAILING & WINNING
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
British Virgin Islands' sailor and Olympic aspirant Alec
Anderson came straight off a hot freshman year sailing
Club 420s for the Roger Williams University Sailing Team,
in Bristol, Rhode Island, to launch a jam-packed and successful
summer of laser sailing.
"My goal in college was to come up to speed as much as pos-
sible in the 420," said Anderson, who accomplished this objective
by being named "Rookie of the Year" by the New England Inter-
collegiate Sailing Association. "I found a high level of competi-
tion in college sailing with an emphasis on starts in fleet racing. It
was the first time I ever team raced and I liked it and look forward
to doing more."
Anderson planned his summer with an eye toward a future
Olympic Laser campaign. "I really wanted to keep my Laser sail-
ing going," he said. He certainly did.
Anderson capped off back-to-back wins in Corpus Christie,
Texas, at the Laser Gulf Coast Championships and Laser Radial
"I thought the Gulf Coast Championships would be an easy
regional event and good practice for the North Americans," said
Anderson. "Actually, it was a challenge because several good
kids came out. My goal was to sail conservatively and be consis-
tent and I did."
Anderson's win in the North Americans wasn't guaranteed at
the start, when his first score was a BFD or disqualification for
being over early at the start. "I ignored that score, put my head
down and worked on my boat speed," he said.
Ultimately, Anderson won the 2010 North American Laser Ra-
dial title with a 16-point lead in the 94 boat fleet with no worse
than a 9th place finish once he was able to drop the BFD. Condi-
tions were hot and humid with a 5 to 15 knot breeze.
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After a short rest and training period in Halifax, Canada,
Anderson flew to Largs, Scotland for the Laser Radial World
Championships. "Once again, I started off with a Black Flag
(BFD)," said Anderson. He rebounded with a string of consis-
tent finishes that put him in 10th place in the
"I had one other bad score, a 23rd. I knew
if we were able to race I could have dropped
that and finished in 5th or 6th," said Anderson.
Unfortunately, too little wind followed by too
much wind cancelled the final two days of sail-
ing at the Laser Radial Worlds. Only six races
Anderson next flew to the Chicago Match
Race Center where he crewed for the BVI Team
S-4, ~headed by Colin Rathbun to respectable fifth
and seventh place finishes in the Summer Clas-
sic A and B Regattas.
Next up, Anderson will represent the BVI in
i the Central American and Caribbean Games in
Puerto Rico in the Laser class.
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BY ANDY SCHELL
A rcturus, my 35-foot yawl, wasn't two days out of Ft. Lau-
derdale when smoke poured out of the companionway
accompanied by the awful smell of an electrical melt-
down. The instrument panel was dead and gone, but the
engine churned long enough to make the fuel dock at Titusville Ma-
rina, near Cape Canaveral.
With the engine shut down, my dad, Dennis, dove headfirst into the
now emptied cockpit locker. The engine's wiring harness was com-
pletely fried, to the point that the wires were incoherently melted to-
gether into a rainbow of colors. How the thing didn't catch fire remains
This latest mishap was the climax of a comedy of mechanical errors,
beginning six months earlier on our way south. The first sign that our
little engine was on the brink began not five hours out of Annapolis.
On a windless fall day, we motored south. The engine shortly quit, a
victim of bad fuel and a clogged filter. As the sun set, I set about re-
placing the filters, and promptly dropped the secondary filter housing
into the bottomless bilge, without a spare. Sitting ducks, we waited
until the wind sprang up and finally sailed through the night on the
Chesapeake, right onto the dock where I immediately ordered a slew
of spare parts.
Arcturus' stuffing box was leaking, and we discovered a cracked
exhaust hose. The water intruding into the bilge forced us to hand-
pump it out at 100 strokes every hour, for our electric pump had never
worked since we bought the boat. We pushed on, reciting the refrain
"We'll fix it in Florida."
On a 300-mile offshore run from North Carolina to northern Florida,
the engine refused to run during a 12-hour calm. We dropped the
sails, lashed the helm and took showers in the ocean while we drifted
in circles. When we finally made it to Lauderdale, we discovered a
cracked motor-mount, realizing we'd been running on three legs. It
was one thing after another.
When we finally made it into our slip in Ft. Lauderdale I dove into
the repairs, literally. As with most small sailboats, access to our 30 HP
diesel is limited, and a headfirst slither into the cockpit locker provides
the only entry. After some diagnostic work, I discovered the leaky ex-
haust hose, found access to the stuffing box and made a general as-
sessment of the situation.
A marine diesel is a remarkably simple device, and once I got fa-
miliar with the beast -through a combination of sleuthing in the bilge
and studying the manual solutions to our myriad of problems began
to present themselves. And they can for you too.
Like many well-constructed boats, access to seemingly inaccessible
bits of Arcturus is made simple by removing things, patiently and me-
thodically, labeling each bit along the way. When Westerbeke told me
the hose I needed was backordered, we found a similar-enough piece
at the local Napa store, and it fit. (Note: auto parts stores are great
for some boat things, but beware of others, namely electronics and
wiring -see Peter Patterson's recent series of All at Sea articles, www
Similarly, getting to the stuffing box was challenging yet doable,
with research and patience. I bought a special stuffing box wrench
from West Marine for 20 bucks, and by positioning myself in an
awkward position between the fuel tank and the transmission, was
able to reach the nut with one hand. A half turn tighter and the leak
stopped abruptly. I plan on re-packing the shaft log when the boat
is next hauled.
The nuts and bolts of a diesel engine are easy, but when it comes to
electronics, it's time to call in the cavalry. In Titusville, fed up with en-
gine repairs, we called a mechanic, showed him the way into the cock-
pit locker and watched in amazement as he pulled everything apart
with grace and aplomb. Unfortunately, he also uncovered 44 years'
worth of other people's half-hearted repair jobs, including remnants
of the old gasoline engine originally installed on the boat. But the
melted harness was out in no time, and a new one was quickly on the
way after a few phone calls.
Arcturus is finally back in her slip in Annapolis, the engine in far bet-
ter shape than when she set forth to the south last fall. We continue
unearthing various bits and pieces that need attention, but we'll take
them one step at a time. After all, owning an old boat is a journey, not
a destination. Enjoy the ride.
Andy Schell is a professional captain and freelance writer, based in the
Caribbean, Annapolis and Stockholm, depending on the season. He
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USING AN OLD PROGRAM IN A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM: VIRTUALIZATION
Dear Dr. IT,
When I purchased my new computer, I went out of my way to
get the newest, latest and greatest. What a mistake. Once back
to the boat the problems started to surface. So far, I have fig-
ured out that the versions of charting software and SSB email
interface program I own are not compatible with Windows 7.
Can I go back to Windows XP? Or should I just return the com-
puter and start over?
This is quite a common problem when upgrading operating sys-
tems. Some older programs are not compatible with newer operat-
ing systems and simply will not install, while others may install but
will later give errors when specific functions or devices are used.
Historically, this is one of the largest headaches to get over when
upgrading computers but not purchasing all new software at the
Without knowing the exact versions of operating systems be-
fore and after your upgrade, I can only make two recommenda-
tions that I know will work across the board. Both of these solu-
tions hinge around technology called virtualization; this means
that your new operating system, Windows 7, will run a virtual in-
stance of your older operating system or possibly the whole older
computer you had inside of it. Sounds complicated? Stay with
me, it's not that bad.
You can imagine virtualization as running a computer within
a computer. The physical computer is simply emulating the re-
quired hardware for the virtual computer using software, then
passing through the data to the host (your new physical com-
puter) for USB, serial, and other external devices. Using virtualiza-
tion tools, one can run multiple operating systems within a single
Windows instance. Generally these secondary systems will look
just like another program window on your desktop, but ... within
that program window is a whole second operating system desk-
top that you can interact with. Sounds
powerful? It is.
One popular virtualization software
provider is VMware; they produce a com-
plete tool set for virtualization which can
be found on their web site. (A free open
source alternative called VirtualBox also
may be able to get your job done, al-
though the feature set may be slightly
behind the capabilities offered by the
paid software.) VMware makes tools that
will convert your previous windows XP
computer to an "image" and then run
that image on your new Windows 7 com-
puter as a virtual machine. In short, you
would want to use VMware Converter to
make the physical to virtual (P2V) conver-
sion of your old XP machine, and then
run that new virtual machine on your new
computer using VMware Player.
Once you have converted and got
your old machine running as a virtual
machine on your new computer, you will
be free to user your virtual instance of
the old computer just as it was before
you bought the new one. Yes, all of your
software will be there and installed as it
was on the old machine.
Your second option is actually built
into some versions of the Windows 7 op-
erating system. Windows 7 has its own
type of virtualization in the Professional,
Ultimate, and Enterprise versions which
have Windows XP Mode. Windows XP
Mode is a virtual machine package that
comes with a licensed Windows XP ser-
vice pack 3 operating system virtual ma-
chine already built in. Using this canned
machine, it may be possible for you to
reinstall your incompatible applications
on this Windows XP instance, or possibly
even convert your older XP based com-
puter and have the Windows XP Mode
on the new system run it.
The benefits of virtualization are nu-
merous; the most obvious is allowing us-
ers to run multiple operating systems at
a single time without the need for mul-
tiple physical computers or the need to
Don, used correctly one of these two
solutions can get your incompatible
software back in service. If I were in your
shoes, I would try to go the VMware con-
verter route converting your entire old
machine; this will afford you the most flexibil-
ity going forward bringing your charting and
SSB software over automatically. Give it a try
-you'll be up and running quickly! -
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Yacht transport is a booming business. Charter companies and yacht
owners seek new itineraries, brokers sell to another continent and rac-
ers follow title competitions across the world. All need a quick, efficient
and secure way to transport their precious cargo. Sevenstar, a 10 year-
old Dutch company and subsidiary to Netherland's largest ship owner,
Spliethoff, is one of the big players in this fast-growing market.
How does it begin? After accepting Sevenstar's quotation, yacht
owners provide customs documentation and sign contracts that out-
line basic data like ownership, length, beam and weight, and include
drawings that give the underwater profile.
I boarded MV Deltagracht, one of Spliethoff's 88 cargo vessels, to
witness the loading of yachts under Sevenstar's umbrella, and their
transport to new destinations. Two yachts would be discharged in Pa-
peete, Tahiti and the others in Newcastle and Fremantle, Australia.
The yachts, some worth several million dollars, were loaded at the port
of Florida's West Palm Beach using the ship's 120 ton cranes. Sevenstar's
load master David van Rensburg's highly specialized team and the ves-
sel's crew, under command of captain Ruud Verschoor, filled every square
meter of the deck space in a very short time, precisely following a plan
compiled by the calculating team at the Sevenstar office in Amsterdam.
After three days of frenzied loading, the vessel left the port carrying
30 yachts-600 tons in weight, worth over 60 million dollars-heading
south to the Panama Canal.
We set sail via the east of Cuba at an average speed of 17 knots,
avoiding the possible oil film floating near the Gulf. In three and a half
days, the breakwaters of Cristobal came in sight. After bunkering 500
tons and waiting a half day for convoy, the pilot boarded at 19:00. Sev-
enstar's delicate cargo passed the canal in less than eight hours, tightly
fastened to the deck, a stunning view for night workers in the canal.
At three a.m., MV Deltagracht passed under the Bridge of the
Americas continuing her journey north of the Galapagos Islands to
Papeete, accompanied by numerous brown Jan van Gents, birds that
tend to fly as far as 500 miles away from their habitat, the Peninsula de
Azuero of Panama.
At 1000 40' Western Longitude, about halfway between the Panama
Canal and Papeete, third engineer Anton crossed the Equator for the first
time. True to tradition, he had to be "baptized" to become a real seaman,
and for days before, the ship was buzzing with secret activity Neptune,
the Captain and the crew unanimously concluded at a BBQ on deck that
Anton bravely withstood all tests and thus would make a great seaman.
Time flies on board Deltagracht as yachts are treated like babies,
taken care of down to the last detail. Constant care had to be given
to the precious cargo on the weather deck. More than 200 webbing
straps, each capable of holding at least five tons, needed daily check-
ing and, if necessary, the attached tension ratchets had to be adjusted.
Some of the abundantly greased screw jacks of the supports needed
an extra turn, and barnacles and growth had to be removed.
Most owners delivered their yachts clean and shiny, even under the
waterline. Other yachts seemed to be OK but once on deck of Delta-
gracht, they showed a lot of contamination. Several hulls were found
covered with creatures of the sea, which still seemed to be alive. The
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) would never al-
low such "infected" vessels within their borders, so underway the bot-
toms were cleaned by deckhands earning some extra pocket money.
Two weeks and two days after the Florida departure, Deltagracht
entered the port of Papeete, Tahiti for the first time. Captain and crew
got a hearty welcome from Port Autonome Papeete's tug boat Aito
Nui, spouting water from its fire engine at the port's entrance.
While Sevenstar's load master Tom Wylie, from Majorca, and the ves-
sel's crew started preparations for discharging the two largest yachts,
a welcome ceremony took place in the ship's office organized by port
agents Pascal Bredin and Vaea Olanda of Tahiti Yacht Services. Harbor
master Francois Chaumette and port manager Patrick Bordet presented
a plaque commemorating Deltagracht's first visit to French Polynesia. The
captain and I each received two leis made of Tahiti's sweet-smelling Tiare
flowers, one to keep, a second one to throw into the sea when leaving the
island, an old tradition which assures the visitor of a comeback.
The discharging of a 78 ft Nordhavn and a 72 ft Marlow by the load
master and crew went off without a hitch, while tourists and locals
watched the spectacle from the nearby quay and annual canoe races
took place at our starboard.
After leaving Tahiti, and eight days and two hours at sea, we ap-
proached the port of Newcastle, a two hour drive north of Sydney,
at dawn. Here the majority of the yachts had to be discharged. For
the first time, we needed coats to withstand the wintry cold in the
Once berthed, the ship and its crew were subject to a strict inspec-
tion by the officers of the Australian Customs and by the Australian
Quarantine and Inspection Services. The Customs Labrador dogs
thoroughly combed out every corner of the ship, the crew's private
quarters and even the inside of all 28 yachts, of which 26 were to be
discharged during the two following days.
Only after several hours could the yellow flag be low-
ered as a sign that the ship met the requirements of the
authorities in every way. The green light was given to
the Sevenstar load masters Malcolm Fleury from New
Zealand and Paul Miller from Southampton for the dis-
charge. An army of local stevedores swarmed the ship,
taking over the duties on deck, and the discharging
process passed off quickly and smoothly, despite cold
and windy gusts. Every 20 minutes, a yacht was lowered
alongside the Deltagracht and sailed to the nearby ma-
rina and fishing port, some assisted by a SAR team in a
local rescue boat.
Transporting a yacht this way is an efficient process: from
our departure in West Palm Beach to our arrival in Tahiti,
onlyl6 days passed and 10 more days to Newcastle. Just
a few weeks had passed, unloading was complete and the
yachts now were at home in the Pacific.
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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
you might not immediately realize that this is a place with
a past. After all, last summer's addition of a brand new
1000-ton drydock put St. Thomas on the map for having
the largest and most modern drydock facility of its kind
in the northern Caribbean, and quite possibly the entire
Caribbean. Yet, when you're visiting the office, take a look at the black-
and-white photos hanging on the wall by the door It's a copy of an ad-
vertisement from 1908 for The Floating Dock Company of St. Thomas,
Danish West Indies, which offered drydock services for yachts up to 250
in length as well as scraping, painting and engine repairs.
The U.S. purchase of the islands in 1917 and a change in the
maritime industry left a drought of several decades when there was
no drydock to service yachts on the island. This lasted up until the
early 1980s when a cruising couple from New York, Gene and Mary
Kral, decided not only to start a business, but also to make the
island their home.
Seated in the office, with a breathtaking view of Crown Bay and
the Charlotte Amalie harbor beyond to the east, Mary shared a fam-
ily album full of fascinating photos that document Subbase Drydock's
inception and development.
"Gene found this waterfront location and it was zoned marine
industrial, which was perfect for a boatyard," said Mary, pointing
to a yellowing photo of a strip of shoreline where the company is
The Krals first arrived in St. Thomas on their 45-foot schooner, Proud
Mary, in 1978. They built the yacht in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Gene's
father, a carpenter who operated Schneider Boatworks in New York from
the 1930s to the 1960s, built the beautiful interior The Kral's goal when
they cast off from Jamaica, New York, was to take an extended cruise.
"We sailed to Bermuda first," said Mary. "Then, everyone told us that
St. Thomas was the crossroads for sailing, so we came, and it certainly
was. There were lots of mom and pop charter operators at the time. It
was pretty carefree back then. We decided to stay and we chartered for
about a year and a half."
In between charters, Gene set up a store-
front for a carpentry shop at the old Yacht
Haven Marina and his brisk business grew to
five employees. The need for a permanent
location and the necessity of feeding and
educating daughter Marie, born in 1980,
and son Geno, born a year later (who now
works in the business), led the Krals to Sub-
base in order to launch their new business.
"There was a restaurant called Saints
and Sinners that was here when we came,"
said Mary, "and beyond that there was
nothing but junk-old car chassis, tires.
It took 57 loads to clear all the junk from
The Krals first built two plywood shacks.
One was Mary's office and the second was
the main building where work such as car-
pentry, and then later welding, fiberglass-
ing, painting and a machine shop were
set up. Gene's first job in his new location
was to fabricate a wooden mast for a lady
who lived in St. John and owned a classic
Subbase tcday the
drydc~k in cperaticn
In 1984, a 30-ton crane was added, an as-
set that was essential to haul a small armada of beached boats in the
wake of Hurricane Hugo five years later.
Business was booming and evolving as well. In 1987 the Krals tore
down the shacks and built the 40- by 100-foot building that is Sub-
base Drydock's home and also houses several other marine busi-
nesses such as a rigging shop, sail loft and outboard sales and repair
shop. The first drydock, which could haul vessels under 350 tons,
came in 1993.
"The land here was limited so we had to think in terms of a floating
drydock instead of a marine railway or travelift," Mary said. Subbase
Drydock could now add services such as pressure washing, painting
and changing props and shafts to its list of marine repairs.
Sixteen years later, the Krals added their 1000 ton drydock, which
has enabled them to repair even larger vessels. Today, Mary reports,
"about 80 percent of our work is commercial. We started with privately
owned charter boats and now we do all of the ferries, several tugs and
other large vessels."
More megayachts are coming to the Virgin Islands and staying lon-
ger in the year. Subbase Drydock, open year-round, is starting to see
some of this business.
"Megayachts have usually drydocked elsewhere and come here to
charter," said Mary. "But, we're getting some who need emergency
drydocking. I think we'll see more as the word gets out about what
we can offer."
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based
marine writer and registered dietitian.
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GOLD COAST YACHTS
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY CHRIS GOODIER
If you've taken a Caribbean day sail or seen a
charter catamaran with a gaggle of partying
snorkelers, chances are good it was built by
Gold Coast Yachts alongside the mangroves
of Salt River Bay on St. Croix, United States
The company's cats serve Aruba, Grand Cay-
man, Jamaica, Curagao and even Hawaii, for big
name companies like Red Sail Sports and San-
dals/Beaches resorts. Many owners are repeat
customers-and why not? They can sell a Gold
Coast boat later for more than they paid when they bought it. For 25
years, this low key company has earned an international reputation for
innovative multihull designs and quality construction.
In June 2010, Gold Coast conducted sea trials at 25 knots before
delivering boat #95, Jonalisa Too, a 54' high speed charter cat that
would soon be headed to Curagao to transport 50 snorkel guests for
Bounty Adventures. At any given moment, the company has three
boats in various stages of produc-
tion. And within the coming year,
Gold Coast Vice President and
designer Roger Hatfield believes
it's quite possible that company
co-founder and President, Richard
Difede, will sign a contract to build
vessel number 100.
"Boat number 96 is in the shop
and 97 is under construction in an
outbuilding," said Hatfield this sum-
"'Some clients care
only about what it
looks like. For some
it's strictly price,' said
Hatfield. 'Our job is
to meet all of those
mer In addition to sail and power cats, he has designed highly-regarded
wave-piercing cats used as ferries and water taxis.
A swimmer and triathlete, Hatfield built his own boat in a Maryland
back yard in the 1970s, cruised for a few years and raced often after
ending up in the Caribbean. The idea for the wave-piercing design
came to him during a 16-hour trip enroute to the St. Maarten Hei-
neken Regatta-he suffers from sickness.
"When you go to the beach, you go under the waves for body surf-
ing. But if you were to have a picnic basket in your hands, it would
5, need to be lifted clear above
the waves-you would carry
it up on your shoulders," he
said. "The wave piercer is that
concept-the picnic basket
is the people." Gold Coast
piercers are in service in Flor-
ida, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St.
Maarten U.S. and British Virgin
Rich Difede, who handles
the contracting and business
end of the company, left New
Jersey to live in Mexico and
landed on St. Croix with his
surfboard, backpack and dog.
The two men started repairing
s and building boats together 27
years ago and incorporated in
S1985. "Rich is the backbone of
the company," Hatfield is quick
to say. "Without him, I couldn't
l in Gold Coast has evolved
Sin many ways since the days
when the work force con-
sisted of itinerant sailors who
left after three months. Today Difede and Hatfield employ around
45 craftsmen they have trained-fathers and sons, several pairs
of brothers, and supervisors who have been with them for 15 to
Hatfield says they have shifted from being sailboat builders to more
and more a power boat company, a transition facilitated by the addi-
tion of Jeff Bisson to the systems design team. Boatbuilding technol-
ogy has changed, of course. Gold Coast built their first 70 or so boats
of wood and epoxy but has shifted and mastered all foam/glass boats,
some with carbon fiber.
Despite the lingering recession, Hatfield said, "We're still surviving.
We must be doing something right."
With boat 98, a new design has come to the Gold Coast drawing
board-a state-of-the-art water ambulance proposed for the island
of St. John, USVI. Number 99 could be yet another variation, a 42'
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I'll never forget the first time I saw Jeannie Kuich. It was back
in the 1970s and she was diving off the bowsprit of Athena. I
just caught her out of the corner of my eye-and thought, "My God,
She sliced into the water cleanly, barely leaving a splash ... only her
trademark hibiscus floating in the still waters of Long Bay as evidence
of her dive. Mike was on deck. I could hear his deep booming laugh in
fine counterpoint to her feminine trill. I can't remember if she came back
with a lobster or a fish-only that midway up the ladder she stopped for
a moment, reached
on deck, and put
another flower in her
Jeannie Kuich was
beautiful inside and
out. Eventually, I got -
to know her and Mike.
We became friends.
Every time I met her, TI ,
she brought a little joy
and sunlight into my
life. And she loved to
laugh. "A weak bladder is a star gazer's best friend," she once told me.
I spoke with her many times, on many subjects-boats, books, and
stars mostly. But I never heard her say one bad word about anyone
in the charter industry ... or anyone at all, for that matter. I'll never
forget her laugh or her beauty or her calmness or her peaceful aura.
Or that first magical moment when I saw her and Mike-like living
Gods-and thought to myself, "There's the future. Someday, that is
who I want to be."
Mighty Whitey, aka Nicky "She sliced into the
Russell, was larger than life. He water cleanly, barely
had style, talent and energy. He leaving a splash ... only
lived while he was alive-to the
her trademark hibiscus
max. He kissed life full on the
lips. He was a physical force to floating in the still
be reckoned with. He was who waters of Long Bay as
Jimmy Buffett longed to be. evidence of her dive."
Nicky was a handsome, sun-
kissed, Calypso-hued hedonist-and proud of it.
And he was tough. He didn't back down. He had an edge. There
was something in his steady stare-this was one man you didn't push
too far, my friend. But, at the same time, Nicky was gentle as a lamb.
He had a boyish, earnest quality to him. He was a rascal, sure, but a
rascal that your grandmother might like.
Nicky ran on heavy
fuel. I remember one
night at 4 a.m. weaving
through the darkened
IBY in search of a party-
and Nicky telling me the
life story (with all the juicy
parts) of every member
of the marine community
on St. Thomas ... from
the late 50s to that day.
I was utterly fascinated
by Nickyand his'bad boy'
history of the maritime
VI. Finally, I noticed a
hint of grayness to the east. "I gotta get back to Carlotta," I told him.
"Carolyn is gonna kill me."
"No problem," Nicky said. "I'm going to head home, take a
shower, make a pot of strong coffee-and be ready at 6 a.m. for my
radio show." He said it matter-of-factly-as if, hey, you gotta make a
Nicky was always nice to everyone-especially the local folks who
were a tad marginal. He knew almost every musician in the VI-and
was a soft touch for a drink when they were down and out.
... he wouldn't just buy them a drink, either He'd introduce them
around and say something both sincere and complimentary.
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I once was writing a major feature article on Calypso music
and called him up for some info. "Don't ask me," he said. "Ask
Calvin-the West Indian fellow who drives the Travel Lift at
Independent Boat Yard. He's a great guy-he's the expert, not
me. Yes, Calvin really knows all about the Trini scene and the
whole down island ..."
Everybody loved Nicky because Nicky loved everybody.
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I had to cut him loose-just
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Nicky's house. Nicky opened it,
looked sad, sighed, and said,
"Welcome-just don't throw
Just before I left on my
second circumnavigation, we
had him and Janet out to Wild
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up at the stars for a long
time and said dreamily,
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Nicky was man who always made you feel lucky-no matter how
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Desperado Bert was. The very best stories about him can't be
told-yet. But, he was a piece of work. He was a guy who did stuff that
Timothy Leary and Hunter S. Thompson didn't even think about. And
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the Loyal West End Yacht Club
took place on Saturday, July 17. The event
has been renamed the Guy Eldridge
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of Sailing of the RBVIYC.
Two races were held. The first was the
Memorial race from Sea Cows Bay, Tortola,
to Oceans 7 Beach Club on Peter Island.
Nine yachts entered and were required to -
pass around Dead Chest Island en route. It -
was an eventful race, since a few minutes
after the start a severe squall hit the fleet,
with the result that four boats retired from
the race. Fortunately nobody was hurt
although Sorceress lost her fore-sail when
the squall hit.
The IC24 Grey Ghost, skippered by
George Lane won the race, with Guy Eldridge's boat, Lu.
finishing in third place.
After lunch at Oceans 7, the second race of the day, the M
Trophy challenge, got underway. This was a very lightheart
with numerous acts of piracy and skullduggery involved!
teams from the Royals and the Loyals had to complete four la
course in Great Harbour in relays on Laser dinghies.
The race got underway in yet another squall, but this didn'
supporters of each team from performing various acts of pira
included numerous capsizings of their opponents' boats, b
removal of booms, removal of rudders and even removal of
xury Girl, the end of each lap, each team had to drink a shot of rum and shout
a suitably loud pirate phrase. Governor Peary judged whether the
anhattan phrase was suitably piratical and shouted loudly enough, with many
:ed affair, sailors being forced to try again until he was satisfied! Only then could
This year their teammates set off in the relay for another lap.
ps of the On the final lap the Royals, with Chris Haycraft and son Nathan on
board, were well ahead and looked to be certain victors. However,
t prevent the Loyals, led by Henry, had other plans. Driving a yacht tender,
cy-they they forced the Royals further out to sea and away from the course.
oardings, Then they threw a line to their own entry and towed them around the
crew! At course at speed! Notwithstanding this, the Royals still got back to the
beach first, but Chris had to run the gauntlet of five rugby tackles! This
S allowed Nick Cunha for the Loyals to sneak in, drink his shot of rum
and shout his pirate phrase, bringing victory to the West End Yacht
Club for the first time in three years.
Winner of the "Best Pirate Phrase" went to Chris's son Nathan, for
his blood curdling cry of "Walk the Plank!"
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storms. Captain of Sailing for the RBVIYC, Guy Phoenix, was unavailable
for comment, apparently "gutted" by the defeat. He was subsequently
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BRAZIL'S WILHELM SCHURMANN WINS WINDSURFING COMPETITION
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his year's Highland Spring
HIHO wind-surfing event
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the up-and-coming sport of
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SUP competitors participated in
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"We had a bunch of women
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"Paddling is really taking off as a sport," Morrell said. "It is our
intention to really be the first great destination paddle event."
Next year he plans to adjust the SUP courses and make the
competitors more visible.
Professional SUP competitor Ernie (EJ) Johnson of California,
invited to this year's event, agrees with Morrell and believes
the BVI is a perfect venue for SUP He's used to paddling
in the cold, rough Pacific Ocean waters.
"There is no com-
parison," Johnson said.
"It is like paddling in a
swimming pool [here]. The
courses have been great."
Most of the courses were
downwind, but they still
posed a challenge for
several SUP competitors.
In fact, one paddler vomit-
ed on his board after a
"'There are no cons
in mind [about SUP],'
Johnson said. 'Anybody
can do it. You can see the
turtles; you see the reefs.
It is a nice healthy way
to get some exercise. It
is just begun, but it is
really going to go.'"
Johnson came in second
in the SUP division behind fellow-Californian Lance Erickson who
claimed the first place title.
Professional SUP competitor Tom Pace of Florida said the race
from Virgin Gorda to Trellis Bay, Beef Island "was the hardest paddle,
hands down that [he] had ever done." He would place third overall.
Johnson's wife, Andie, also competed in the event. She would
place fifth, while he took second. Other husband-and-wife duos
included Mickey and Peggy Munoz. Mr. Munoz is a surfing pioneer
who has taken up SUP
"[Mickey] is like 72 and he and his wife were killing it," Johnson
said. "We try to promote that aspect of the sport. We would
rather paddle with chicks than guys."Johnson hopes to come
back next year. In the meantime, he will be traveling around the
world competing in various SUP events.
"There are no cons in mind [about SUP]," Johnson said.
"Anybody can do it. You can see the turtles; you see the reefs. It
is a nice healthy way to get some exercise. It is just begun, but it
is really going to go."
As far as the windsurfing division-it went smoothly, according
to organizer Morrell. "We have run the windsurfing portion so
many times that we have it spot on," he said.
Despite "unseasonably light" winds and a smaller turnout than
previous years, Morrell said the competitors got to know each
other better and enjoyed the scenic competition. "Our success
formula is to sell a week of adventure," he said.
The racers stay aboard Moorings catamarans that accompany the
fleet throughout the territory After a day's race, parties are held at
restaurants and bars for the participants. One of the bigger parties was
a "pirate party" at the Last Resort, where people dressed the part.
Five junior windsurfers competed in the windsurfing, including
Morrell's son, Josh, who completed the 30-mile race from Buck
Island to Little Thatch.
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Wilhelm Schurmann of Brazil, a professional
windsurfer, returned this year to recapture his
2008 title. He would win the event over St.
Martin's Jean-Marc Peyronnet and Andrea
Colombo of Switzerland, who placed third.
BVI resident Rusty Henderson came in fourth.
It was his first time windsurfing in more than
four years. However he has competed in the
event five other times. He decided to race after
England was knocked out of the World Cup.
"I watched England lose football and I
thought I have to represent England better,"
Henderson said. He encourages more people,
particularly residents, to take up the sport and
compete in the event.
"People come from around the world and
have a great time and return every year," said
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SAILING FROM TO FICTION
NOVELIST/EDITOR GARY E. BROWN AND CARIBBEAN HIGH
i, rl,- last few years a number of Caribbean
i:.ilists have turn their hand to writing
i:r,:-, The latest is Gary E. Brown, whose
novel Caribbean High is causing quite a stir
Brown has been involved with All At Sea for
many years and, with October's issue, will take over
as our Editorial Director. Before the transition, we
thought it time to take a look at the man and the
story behind Caribbean High.
In an interview featured in the weekend section
of the St. Maarten Daily Herald, reporter Lisa Davis-
Burnet had this to say about Caribbean High: "By
the first paragraph, you are already lost in this
other world, a very familiar world if you are a sailor;
but even if you are not, you know you are coming
along for the ride. And quite a ride it is!"
Sowe knowthe novel,whichtheauthordescribes
as an "action thriller," contains some sailing, but
is he qualified to write about a subject close to the heart of All At
Brown was first introduced to sailing on a partly frozen flooded
field close to his home in the north of England. Spurred on by
friends, the 11 year old set sail across an ice-free section of the field
in a tin bathtub requisitioned from a nearby pig pen. Using his open
duffle coat as a sail he managed to navigate a hundred yards before
the tub and future ocean sailor sank into the freezing water. The
following bout of pneumonia was, insists the author, not enough to
put him off voyaging.
Crediting his great -
grandfather, who was
at sea during the last
great days of sail, .
for putting salt in his
veins, Brown's first I
taste of seagoing life .
was as a commercial
fishermen, a job he J
says filled his head
with stories. "You can't -
be a fisherman without
being caught up in
the lore of the sea,"
he notes. "The crews -
were so superstitious %
that we were lucky we
ever left harbor. They k
were a tough lot, but if -
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one of them saw a black cat on the way to the boat, you wouldn't see
him until the next day. One guy I fished with had his arm torn off in a
winch. A month later he was back at sea. Six months later he owned
his own boat."
Although he wrote little during his fishing days, that changed
following a series of yacht deliveries and one memorable voyage,
during which the first yacht owned by Brown and his wife Jan capsized
while crossing the notorious Bay of Biscay. The feature he wrote about
their misadventure was later published in the prestigious British
magazine Yachting Monthly. That was the start of his professional
"A lot of water has passed under the keel and a lot of ink across the
page since then, so yes, I guess I am qualified to write about sailing.
However," he says, "writing news stories is one thing, but you really
bare your soul when you turn your hand to fiction." We asked what he
meant by that.
"Well, you open yourself up. You write what you know, but then
you have to defend yourself. Caribbean High is a full-on adventure,
written in the first person. But it is fiction," he laughs. "It's not me.
Honest. Of course I have drawn on some of my own experiences, and
that's where it gets interesting. I'm a gentle guy but the plot contains
quite a bit of violence and wild partying. The novel has shocked
some people. Some even question what I did in the past. That takes
a bit of getting used to."
Welcome aboard the All at Sea team, Gary!
Caribbean High is on sale in various locations in St. Martin
and throughout the Caribbean at Budget Marine stores. Copies
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GOUYAVE SAILING SCHOOL
LAUNCHES NEW EVENT
JR SAILORS SHOW TALENT AT FISHERMAN'S BIRTHDAY REGATTA
On Sunday, June 27, 23 talented
young sailors took to the water
to compete in the first Gouyave
Sailing School Junior Sailing
Championship. The event was organised by
the School's instructor, Kevin Banfield, and
it becomes a new feature of the Fisherman's
Birthday celebrations staged in Gouyave.
The day was sponsored by Budget Marine,
a long-term champion ofjr. sailing in Grenada,
with Catfish Boats; Marine Management;
Grenada National Sailing Academy; Grenada
Yacht Club; Grenada Sailing Association and
Grenada Sailing Festival providing addi-
There were 16 competitors from the
Gouyave Sailing School, joined by seven
representatives from the Grenada National
Sailing Academy based at the Grenada Yacht Club, St. George's. Due
A first in Grenada 1
to the record number of entries and the range of experience they had,
the fleet was divided into two classes, Beginners and Advanced. In a
series of exciting races throughout the day all the young sailors taking
part had the opportunity to show the competitive skills and race tactics
they have learnt, plus an ability to deal with changing wind conditions,
as the breeze strengthened towards the end of the afternoon.
Nicholas George, Manager, Budget Marine Grenada, presented
medals and certificates to everyone who took part, plus trophies and
medals to the First, Second and Third Place winners in each Class.
Participating Sailors were Kevi James; Jalon Young; Tylone George;
Kacey Smith; Rondel Ferguson; Javeid Bernadine; Christon Henry;
Romario Bernadine; Mozart St. John; Justin James; Silvon Phillip;
Brent McQueen; Ryan Morain; Reese Evans; Jim Jarrold; Red Walters;
Thanks also went to Nick Walters of the Grenada National Sailing
Academy and Michael McQueen, Junior Sailing Instructor at the
Grenada Yacht Club, for their on-the-water safety supervision and race
support, and to Barry Alexis for his excellent job overseeing some
busy start lines.
For information about how to join the Gouyave Sailing School
contact Kevin Banfield, 533 7142, and for the Grenada National Sailing
Academy, contact Nick Walters, 420 9411.
Report submitted by Sarah Baker for the Gouyave Sailing School and
Grenada National Sailing Academy.
First: Kwesi Paul
Second: Noah Bullen
Third: Dennis Bernadine
First: Jakim Young
Second: Kivon St. Paul
Third: Sherkim Robertson
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38 Camcraft Aluminum Crewboat, 1967
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53 1968 Gallant Rare English cruising ketch, strong and fast...$149,000
48 1974 Maple Leaf- CC Slop, great pnce, reduced for mmedlate sell..$60.000
47 1975 Skookum Well built flush deck CC cutter, requires refit... $35,000
45 1978 Endurance Windboats Pbthouse ketch, strong and elegant $125,000
42 1989 Endeavour- CC Sop, spacious layout, perfect Ireaboard.$119,000
42 1980 Pearson Ketch Many major upgrades, excellent design ....$79,500
41 1982 Morgan 01 CC cruising ketch, Perkins, dinghy & more.. $69,000
39 1974 South Sea Steel passage maker, orgnal owner, bnng offers...$55,000
38 2002 Maxim Voyage Catamaran Prrate one owner boat.....$210,000
38 1987 Freedom Completely refit, excellent condition, baded.... $94,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt- Steel passage maker, ketch ng, new sails $69,000
37 1979 Endeavour Ketch -A-plan layout, Perkins, well maintained..$46,500
36 1989 Gozzard Cutter -Well equipped high quality cruiser...$127,500
36 1982 Pearson New engine 06 new rgging 07, many upgrades.$49,000
35 1977 Pearson- Clasc cenerboard sop, Yanmar, new botm paint.$25,000
30 1998 Maine Cat- Qualty built cat with open design, great shape.$85,000
57 2002 Carver Pilohouse Voyager- Twin Voo, excellent condton. $499,000
55 1986Angel Cockpt MotorYacht Owners versn, flybndge, offers $199,000
48 1982 Hatteras Cockpt MotorYacht- Twn GM's, custom features ...$249,000
42 1999Cruers-Twincats, genset,fullequipped, well maintained ..$175,000
39 2003 Liberty Due Boat-Approved for 18 divers, single cat desel... $85,000
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33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit,.......$25K
35' '86 Canadian SC, '98 Westerbeke...$29K
36' '80 Albln 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
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50' '78 Nautor Motorsaller, reft, excellent cond.$325K
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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 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans $79.9K
45' '03 Siverton MY, excellent cond ........$260K
48' '99 Dyna Craft MY, 435HP diesels.$299.5K
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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
32' SUPER SPORT CRUISER, full
bath & cabin, 2-300hp Volvo, 40+ cruising
speed, only 200 hrs, $69K OBO, w/trailer;
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2002 GRADY WHITE 33, T/250HP
Yamaha, Diesel Gener. A/C. New White
Canvas, Watermaker, Winless, Trim Dinghy
+4 HPAux. $130,000 787 3641800
1972 COLUMBIA 26' FOR SALE
ON ST. CROIX. Includes mooring
in Christiansted Harbor, dingy, and
outboard for the boat. Will negotiate if
mooring is not needed. Great sailing
boat with main and 2 jibs. Call 340-
277-3654 or email spkammerzelt@
KIRBY 25 FOR SALE. Int'l Rolex
Regatta third place finish in class. New
Harken winches, new 110% jib, new
bottom paint. St. Thomas, US Virgin
Islands. $8,555 Tel 340-998-6903 or
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
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ALDEN DESIGNED CLASSIC
BRISTOL 35 SLOOP, 1974. New
standing rigging, dodger (2009). New
'05: sails (full-battened mainsail), Imron
paint, through-hulls, bottom job, head,
Harken RF, bilge pumps, and elec-
tronics. Shoal draft. Lovingly cared
for inside and out. Proven bluewater
cruiser. $26,000. email: ybutt2002@
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
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 mariosailtran-
HENDERSON 30 YEAR 97'
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ENDEAVOUR 43 KETCH FOR
SAIL in December in Antigua. No deal-
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: jelic@
IC 24 FOR SALE, GOOD CONDI-
TION, well maintained, New Racing
Sails + set of practice sails, Includes
Trailer, Easy to ship OR sail Down
Island, St Thomas USVI based.
Reduced $15,000 OBO 443-321-3797
LEOPARD 42, 2002, 4 cabin, new
transmissions, new hatches, new for-
ward windows and associated hatches
the 6 kw northern lights gen set only
has 500 hours on it, new main sail,
good condition, located St. Lucia, Price
249000 US $, Contact monika@ketch.
de or phone: +14734185571
BENETEAU 445, 1993 3 staterooms,
3 heads, picture boat Evening Star is
shown on the KMI Sea Lift in Sopers
Hole on the 2nd page of All At Sea, New
Yanmar 4jh4E 1,100 hrs Installed March
2007, New upholstery $110,000 OBO,
LEOPARD 47, 2001, crewed version,
professional captain maintained since
new, genset, hardtop, radar, autopilot,
compressors + scuba gear, watermaker,
SSB, RIB w/25hp, new sails & cushions
2007, GPS plotter, microwave, icemak-
er, near perfect condition inside & out.
Jerry Blakeslee, svislomania@yahoo.
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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 vessel with certificate for 18 passengers.
Both masts are solid and new. Sails are new. Her massive
construction, big Ford Lehman diesel; her 400 gal of fresh
water tankage, fully insulated and cavernous interior make
her eminently suited to cross oceans under sail. You can't buy
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50' TA YANG FD-12 SAILBOAT
FOR SALE. Needs TLC, but is a
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cor for further information. Asking
1987 BENNETEAU 51 FOR IMME-
DIATE SALE. Boat is loaded with
equipment, including dingy, Generator;
a/c, inverter /charger etc.etc. Needs
new sails, Located in Fajardo, P.R.
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Antilles Power Depot, Inc...................42
Atlas Yachts / Charter............................. 72
B.V.I. Yacht Sales ............................... ..... 69
Ben's Yacht Services................................54
Budget Marine......C4, 21, 23, 25, 59, 74
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Captain Oliver's Marina ......................52
Caribbean Battery ................................. 78
Caribbean Inflatable Boats
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Caribbean Marine Surveyors Ltd.......50
Caribbean Yachts................................... 74
Chaguaramas ............................................ 14
Clarke's Court Bay Marina.....................50
Cooper Marine, Inc. ............................... 73
Curacao M arine........................................ 65
CYOA Yacht Charters............................ 74
Dockwise Yacht Transport ....................55
Doyle Sailmakers .................................. 20
Echo Marine................................... .. 62
Edward William Marine Services SL..44
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Gary's Marine Service........................... 70
Gold Coast Yachts.................................... 73
Golden Hind Chandlery......................50
Heineken Regatta Curacao ..................63
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Interlux ................. ......................... 19
Island Global Yachting ........................... 7
Island Marine Outfitters.....................45
Island M arine, Inc.................................. 42
Island Water World................................ 17
Jolly Harbour Marina / Boat Yard.......59
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Le Shipchandler..................................... 75
Liferafts of Puerto Rico...................42,44
Marina Pescaderia ...................................42
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Maritime Yacht Sales ........................... 72
Mercury Marine................................... 3, 15
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Nanny Cay Hotel and Marina..............49
North Latitude Marina.........................46
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FOR SALE TWO BRAND NEW
VOLVO GAS ENGINES 5,7 LITERS
READY TO DROP IN, direct replace-
ment for crusaders, gm, these are NOT
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with zero hours, price $11k for both call
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KITES FOR SALE, Kitesurfing St Lucia
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GOURMET RESTAURANT FOR
SALE IN HISTORIC DISTRICT;
Caribbean sea harborview, St. Thomas,
US Virgin Islands. Impeccable 15 year
reputation, turnkey business. Once in
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dise and operate est. business includ-
ing name and website. Owner retiring.
$224,000 with assets. Tel 340-998-
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WORK, Powerboat rental/tour business
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Pocket Yachts comes up first page on
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SUCCESSFUL SATELLITE EQUIP-
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WONDERFUL SNORKEL BUSINESS
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charter business on popular Caribbean
island. Great cash flow, $1.6M in assets.
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DINGHY ST. MAARTEN $1,480
OBO at Lagoon Marina. AB RIB 14ft
fibreglass bottom. Strong, fast, high
bow, needs patching re-glued. Yamaha
15HP 4-stroke Short Shaft engine
(2001) Doel fin Serviced Jan 2010,
new prop Reliably used on rough seas.
14FT ZODIAC DINGHY DELUX IN
GOLD COLOR, Mercury 40 hp with
15 hours, tube covers, instruments,
new cushions, battery, bilge pump
price $7k call Ben (599) 522 4861 or
SAILING HOLIDAYS. Fully insured;
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UNIQUE VILLA FOR SALE ON
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sculpted around volcanic boulders.
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LET'S MAKE LABOR DAY
EASY IN THE GALLEY
BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
T he U.S. celebrates the Labor Day holiday on Monday,
September 6, as lazy summer days draw to a close, kids
return to classrooms and adults get ready for a new season.
To mark the return of often-hectic daily schedules, I've put
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and ready in 20 minutes or less:
* SPINACH SALAD WITH BLUE CHEESE, GRILLED PEACHES
& CHICKEN SERVED WITH RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE
* GRILLED LAMB CHOPS WITH MINT SAUCE
* GRILLED RED ONION AND ZUCCHINI
* BLACKENED TROUT WITH SAUTEED CORN
& CHERRY TOMATOES
* GREEN BEANS WITH DIJON MUSTARD
SPINACH SALAD WITH BLUE CHEESE
Preparation time: 5 mins. Cooking time: 10 mins. Serves: 4.
4 cups fresh baby spinach Raspberry Vinaigrette, divided
2 peaches, halved and pitted 1/2 c. pine nuts, lightly toasted
4 (4-oz) boneless chicken breasts 1/2 c. blue cheese, crumbled
Prepare grill. Rinse, dry and place spinach on 4 serving plates. Brush
peach halves and chicken with olive oil. Grill chicken about 4 minutes
on each side, set aside. Grill peach halves on each side for about
2 minutes. Remove and cut each half into 4 wedges. Cut chicken
crosswise into 1/2 inch strips. Arrange peach wedges, chicken, and
pine nuts on top of spinach. Sprinkle with blue cheese and pass the
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Makes: about 1/3 cup.
6 green onions, minced 2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground mustard 1/4 tsp salt
2Tbsp raspberry vinegar 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients, whisk well.
GRILLED LAMB CHOPS WITH MINT SAUCE
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4.
8 (4-oz) lamb loin chops, trimmed Fresh ground black pepper
Olive oil Crosse & Blackwell Mint Sauce
Fresh ground sea salt
Prepare grill or iron frying pan. Rub each chop with oil then sprinkle with
salt and pepper Grill or cook 5 mins. on each side or until desired degree
of doneness. Serve with Mint Sauce and Grilled Red Onion and Zucchini.
GRILLED RED ONION AND ZUCCHINI
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4.
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil 1 large red onion, cut into 4 slices
1 tsp oregano 4 small zucchini, halved lengthwise
1/4 tsp fresh ground sea salt
Prepare grill. Combine first five ingredients in a shallow dish. Add
onion and zucchini; toss to coat. Place vegetables on grill rack
brushed with olive oil; cover and grill about 12 minutes or until
vegetables are tender.
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4.
1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, minced 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
1 Tbsp onion minced 1/4 tsp salt
1 clove garlic minced 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika 4 (6 oz) trout fillets
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large
nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Brush fillets with remaining
1 tsp oil. Rub fillets with spice mixture, then add to skillet; cook 3
minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with
Sauteed Corn and Cherry Tomatoes.
SAUTEED CORN AND CHERRY TOMATOES
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4.
1 Tbsp olive oil 3 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp sherry vinegar
2 c. fresh white corn kernels 2 tsp minced fresh thyme
(about 3 ears) 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 c. cherry tomatoes, quartered 1/4 tsp freshly ground sea salt
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic to
skillet; saute 1 minute. Add corn and tomatoes, cook a few minutes
or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat;
stir in onions and remaining ingredients.
GREEN BEANS WITH DIJON MUSTARD
Preparation time: 2 minutes. Cooking time: 5 minutes. Serves: 4.
1 Tbsp butter, melted 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Ib fresh trimmed green beans 1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
Heat butter and oil in a nonstick pan and saute green beans for
about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. In a small bowl mix together
mustard, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and toss with cooked
green beans before serving. &
Capt. Jan Robinson holds certificates from the Culinary Institute of
America, The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Her Ship
to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or
bookstore. Or visit www.shiptoshorelNC.com, email CapJan@aol.com
or call 1-800-338-6072 and mention All at Sea to receive a discount
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