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The famous Atlantic Rally for Cruisers celebrates its twenty-fifth year with a fleet of 250
yachts of all shapes and sizes bound from Gran Canaria to St. Lucia. While the ARC sails
west, the Caribbean 1500 and the North American Rally to the Caribbean sail south to-
wards the trade winds and sunshine. In this edition of All at Sea we take a look at the rally
scene and talk to the man who started it all, Jimmy Cornell.

From the Bahamas to the coast of South America, the Caribbean is opening up. New
marinas are springing up all over the place and every island wants a piece of the action.
Having lived and cruised the Caribbean for many years, I have seen various islands ride
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I didn't want to stop. On passage, I did all the things you shouldn't do. I failed to keep
a proper watch, went to bed at 20:00, and slept right through the night. On the day I
crossed the half-way point, I threw a party and got rip roaring drunk on Irish whisky. My
hangover lasted two days. Because the boat was small, I couldn't carry much water, so
washing wasn't a priority. The boat stank. I navigated with a five dollar plastic sextant in
one hand and an instruction book in the other, and I almost fell off the boat when Marti-
nique came up over the horizon. It was all a long time ago yet some things never change.
Large yacht, small yacht, power or sail, nothing beats voyaging, a landfall and the thrill
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42 ARC...THE RALLY
THAT STARTED IT ALL
ARC Celebrates Its 25th Year
44 SOUTH TO THE SUN
The North American Rally
to the Caribbean

46 CARIBBEAN 1500 CRUISING RALLY
A New Era


COVER SHOT:
PHOTO BY ANDY DARE
COURTESY OF WORLD
CRUISING CLUB LTD.
The marina in Las Palmas de Gran
Canaria if full with ARC yachts
preparing for the start.


DEPARTMENTS
6 EDITOR'S LOG
10 WHEREINTHE
12 CARIBBEAN N
13 EVENT CALEN


WORLD?
EWS
DAR


15 YACHT CLUB NEWS
16 SAILING HUMOR
The Dreadful Dance of the Decades
Sailing with Charlie: 'Hurricanes Dem'
22 RACING CIRCUIT
ISAF Youth World Championships
Third Annual Carlos Aguilar
Match Race Regatta
St. Lucia's Around the Island Race

28 FISHING
San Juan Intl Billfish Tournament

30 DIVING &SNORKELING
Cousteau's Blue Hole

32 TIPS &TRICKS
Milwaukee's Better 'Brew'
Dr. IT's Tech Solutions: Moving Away
from Paper Charts

36 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING
History in the Making:
The Dutch Island to Dutch Island Dash

40 OUR NATURAL WORLD
Much Maligned Rays
78 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE
90 MARKETPLACE
94 SPONSOR DIRECTORY
96 CARIBBEAN DINING
A Taste of the Caribbean


ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS


MAP


49 u.s.v.I.
Sailors in the News: Stan Lorbach
53 B.V.I.
Hurricane Earl: A Tricky Storm
57 ANGUILLA
They're Rebels at Rebel Marine!

60 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN
Finding Our Way: Sint Maarten's
Marine Services
St. Maarten Fee Reduction

66 ST. BARTH
Ernest Brin New Director
for the Port of Gustavia
St. Bart Cata-Cup

69 CURACAO
Spectacular Sea Transport
Arrives in Curagao
Colombia's Tall Ship ARC Gloria
Visits Curagao
72 TRINIDAD
Trinidad Through an Artist's Eyes

RESOURCE
76 CARIBBEAN MARINAS


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Hurricane Earl:
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CARIBBEAN NEWS

A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD


The End of an Era
Saint Martin's most famous
marina owner has passed away
aged 77. Olivier Lange, better
known as 'Captain Oliver', died r
in Paris on September 25.
The Captain sailed into Oys-
ter Pond on St. Martin's east
coast in the early 1980s, and 'i
fell in love with what he saw. In
1983, Lange opened Captain
Oliver's Marina, Restaurant and Hotel, creating one of the world's most
unique destinations spanning an international border.
The marina rapidly gained a reputation as a lively safe haven; the
restaurant soared into the limelight for The Captain's signature Grand
Seafood Buffet; while the hotel, discreetly nestled in its surrounds, en-
joyed the reputation of being a slightly off the beaten track getaway
In 2005, Lange established Captain Oliver's Yacht Club and affirmed
his love of sailing by creating the annual Captain Oliver's Regatta, an
event that quickly gained prominence on the yachting calendar.
As the new sailing season approaches, management and staff have
promised to honor Captain Oliver's memory by running the marina as
he would have wished with 'Joie de Vivre'.


Sarasota Yacht Club Make
Second Attempt at Cuba Race
The Sarasota Yacht Club Charitable Foundation (SYCCF), of Sarasota,
Florida, has again announced plans to hold a landmark race from Sara-
sota to Havana, Cuba. Last year, after much planning and pre-race
events, the yacht club was forced to cancel the race due to the federal
government's failure to sanction the event. This time the yacht club say
they are optimistic in securing US governmental approval.
Vincent Di Pano, chairman of the race committee said: "Realistic
hopes are high that the race will come to be."
Only US charities will share in the proceeds from this historic event,
with funds going to Mote Marine laboratories, the American Cancer
Society and Sarasota Youth Sailing Program. "Mote Marine Laborato-
ries has already secured approval to conduct an educational visit to
Cuba this December and again in the spring of 2011," said Di Pano.
At present, over 120 yachts have signed up for the 260 mile race
beginning May 14, 2011.
Although confident in its efforts, SYCCF say government permis-
sion to sail may be denied. The club is planning an alternative regatta
should travel to Cuba be vetoed. The schedule of events and race
start date will remain unchanged.
For details visit: sarasotayachtclub.org


Haiti Cruising Guide
The first edition of the Cruising Guide to Haiti is now available online.
Written by Frank Virgintino, the free 70-page guide takes a compre-
hensive look at Haiti's coast, islands and anchorages.
Haiti is steeped in history and for many years was a must-see for
the adventurous sailor The devastating earthquake of January 12,
2010, removed Haiti from some cruisers' itineraries altogether and it is
hoped that Virgintino's guide will help put it back.
All At Sea downloaded the guide and found it easy to read and
packed with information. Nor does it pull any punches when mention-
ing the problems you might face while cruising Haiti. More than just a
guide, with tips on pilotage and navigation, the ebook delves into the
island's culture, touching on art, music and food. There's even a small
section on Voodoo.
To download the free guide as a PDF go to: www.haiticruising
guide.cor


Albany Marina, Bahamas,
Welcomes First Superyachts
Following a year and a half of construction Albany Marina, located on
the southwestern end of New Providence in The Bahamas, is ready to
welcome its first superyachts.
Completion of the first phase of the 71-slip marina included the dredg-
ing of a mile-long (1.6km), 150ft (45.5m) wide channel, and the creation
of a 15-acre deepwater basin with a controlling depth of 16 feet (4.8m) at
mean sea level (MSL). To date, they have installed 25 of the marina's larg-
est finger piers, ranging from 50ft (15m) to 240ft (72.7m) in length.
The marina will eventually boast an Ernie Els-designed golf course,
residences, an equestrian center and a beach club.


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Budget Marine stores, including
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and Aruba. Budget Marine say BUDGET MARINE
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the 2011 edition easier for custom-
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EVENT CALENDAR


Please send future events for our calendar to editor@allatsea.net.
This month and next month's events are currently published here and at www.allatsea.net.
Your specific area may or may not be shown based on identified activities for these months.


R ANTIGUA
Jolly Harbour Yacht Club: Sat.: Keel boat sailing
with quarterly 8 race Series; Sat.A.M.: FREE Dinghy
Sailing tuition for Antiguan Youth 8-18 yrs old. Quali-
fied Instructors; Sat.P.M.: Pleasure Dinghy Sailing.
Sun.: Paid adult tuition, fun sailing & occasional
laser racing. Thurs.PM.: "Happy Hour" all night for
JHYC Club members @ Foredeck Bar, J.H.M
jhycantigua.com I +1 268 721 3456/+1 268 722 8468
12/31
Nelson's Pursuit Race I Sailing
antiguayachtclub.com I yachtclub@candw.ag
r BARCELONA, SPAIN
11/6-14
S 49th Barcelona Intl Boat Show I Boat Show
S salonnautico.com I + 34 93 233 20 00
| BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
11/6
Drakes Channel Treasure Hunt I Sailing
rbviyc.com I cpnsailingrbviyc@gmail.com
0 11/13-14
IC24 Nations Cup (tentative) I Sailing
rbviyc.com I cpnsailingrbviyc@gmail.com
11/20
Round Tortola Race I Sailing
rbviyc.com I cpnsailingrbviyc@gmail.com
12/3-5
Gustav Wilmerding 20th Annual Memorial Challenge
< Sailing I weyc.net I mcmechanics@surfbvi.com


12/18
O Neal & Mundy Commodores Cup & Prize Giving
Sailing I rbviyc.com I cpnsailingrbviyc@gmail.com
CURAqAO
11/12-14
Heineken Curacao Regatta
Sailing I heinekenregattacuracao.com
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
11/6
1st CrewShow Fort Lauderdale
Industry Conference I crewshow.com
info@crewshow.com
= PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, SPAIN
11/21
ARC 2010 (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers)
Cruising Rally I worldcruising.com/arc
mail@worldcruising.com
E PUERTO RICO
12/4
Optimist, Laser (4.7, Radial y Standard),
Sunfish & Snipe I Sailing I nauticodesanjuan.com
vela@nauticodesanjuan.com
S ST. BARTHELEMY (ST. BARTH)
11/18-22
St. Barth Cata-Cup I Sailing
stbarthcatacup.com I info@stbarthcatacup.com


SST. EUSTATIUS (STATIA)
11/9-17
Golden Rock Regatta 2010 I Sailing
goldenrockregatta.com I bea@hootsmans.net
M ST. MAARTEN ST. MARTIN
11/6
St. Maarten Optimist Championship
Youth Sailing I smyc.com
11/13, 20; 12/4, 11
SMYC St. Maarten's Day Series: LSR Boats, Lasers
and Optimists I Sailing I smyc.com
11/21; 12/12
SMYC Keelboat Race I Sailing I smyc.com
11/26-68
Course de LAlliance I Sailing I coursedelalliance.com
hdorvil.mfl@wanadoo.fr
iVl, ST. THOMAS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS
11/21
VIGFC Wahoo Windup I Deep Sea Fishing
vigfc.com I vigfc@islands.vi
12/31
4th Yacht Haven Grande New Years Eve Party
by the Sea I Music Festival I yachthavengrande.com
M TRINIDAD
11/27
Funfish Tournament I Deep Sea Fishing
ttgfa.com I info@ttgfa.com


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Earl Expedites New Awning
at St. Maarten Yacht Club
Thanks to the concerted effort of a handful of
volunteer members, the SMYC escaped rela-
tively unscathed from Hurricane Earl as it passed
through St. Maarten on Monday August 30.
Two work teams were coordinated by Youth
Sailing Director, Maaike van Mameren. "It's
amazing how much work can be done when a
group of people works together," said Maaike.
"They worked hard all weekend to put every
one of the Club's boats away, clear the docks,
and secure the floating dock. The newly en-
larged bar was clamped shut and, thanks to
some of our youth members, all the restaurant
furniture stashed away"
Earl assisted the club in removing the an-
cient, badly leaking, awning that extends over
the restaurant area. The awning was scheduled
for replacement later this year and work on a
new awning was well under way Thanks to Earl,
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THE DREADFUL DANCE

OF THE DECADES

COPYRIGHT 2010 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER


I used to have a friend who gobbled blotter acid. I recently
bumped into him cruising the Med. He told me with a toothless
smile, "Sure, I liked LSD, Fatty-but, now, Lipitor and prune juice
do for me!"
My, how times change.
Gloria Steinem and her Righteous Babes aren't whipping off their
bras any more-gravity has had its way.
James Bond is doing adult diaper commercials for AARP
Sylvester Stallone is advertising in-home elevators in the
back of New Yorker magazine-who wouldn't want the model
Rambo uses?
Damn! Is there no end to the humiliation of growing old?
The last time I played guitar with Dick Solberg, the Fiddler, was on the
East End of St. John. A mutual friend rushed up, patted his pockets dis-
tractedly, looked around frantically, and asked shrilly, "What happened
to middle age? One moment I was young, and the next ... ? What the
hell happened to my MIDDLE AGE!?"
I decided not to soften the blow, just 'let it all hang out' as we used
to say. "You got stoned and missed it, pal!"
Example: I'm happy that not all my friends have died. Some have
just been sliced and diced a bit. At least I get to interact with their
Facebook accounts. This is sort of morbid, staring at those pictures of
them propped up in the hospital bed, drooling prettily.
You know you're getting old if the last four times you've visited a
beach is to sadly throw flowers into the water. (I had to rack my brain
to find something nice to say about that last old fart who was always
dragging around the harbor in eight knots of breeze.)
The last thing I want to do, of course, is appear to lack compassion.


But the part of me which is
a statistician can't help no-
ticing that more friends of
mine who owe me money
are croaking off ... than
those who don't.
There's no justice in
the world.
This is depressing. And I
don't believe their weeping
wives when they call me, and
sob, "He was on his way to
you to repay the $20 when
his ticker exploded!"


"You know you're getting
old if the last four times
you've visited a beach is
to sadly throw flowers into
the water. (I had to rack
my brain to find something
nice to say about that last
old fart who was always
dragging around the harbor
in eight knots of breeze.)"


... like they couldn't have dug it out of his wallet, and sent it along?
I'm a sailor, so perhaps I'm a tad more sensitive than your average
brain-dead dirt-dweller. But there's some bad trends developing here.
It makes me nervous to see more and more single-handed old duffers
heading ashore in their battered dinghies while gaily waving sacks of


blue Viagra pills and screaming "... a rising tide lifts all boats!" through
gritted yellow teeth. YEECK!
Everyone focuses on the joys of Grandpa doing the wild thing into
his mid-80s, but what about poor Grandma? Hasn't she been looking
a bit ... tattered lately?
Of course, my wife and I approach this whole thing with our own
sensible'float plan'. We have special lovely-dovey 'date nights' aboard
Wild Card during which we act like when we first met at 14 years of age
at Gage Park High.
"Can I borrow your Latin homework, dear?" I ask, and she replies,
"Yes, Timmy, that turns me on!"
... you've got a zit!" I say, and point.
... and you've got a banana in your pocket," she parries.
These 'geriatric trysts' are kind of fun. We wear name-tags to avoid
'label embarrassment' as we oldsters call it. Yes, we take off our bi-
focaled reading glasses, which saves heaps on the plastic surgery.
Sure, we're especially careful about our wigs, dentures, breast pros-
thesis, liposuctioned lips, stomach staples, cod-pieces, whatever!
We no longer have mirrors on our boat, just mirror frames with pic-
tures of us in the 1960s: at SDS meetings, being gassed in Grant Park,

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and being clubbed by the Chicago Police dur- TFa hat
ing the'68 convention.
... just the good memories, right?
The first few times we circumnavigated, I was
a bit worried that we were running out of planet.
It was an odd feeling, wondering if I'd seen it all.
Now we don't worry-it is all new to us.
Hell, if we sailed into our hometown of Chi-
cago, we'd ask ourselves, "I wonder what lan-
guage they speak here?" (Answer: money!)
Yes, we're a tad out of touch. Every time
we glance at a television screen (usually at a ..
doctor's office) I ask aloud, "Who is that col-
ored fella?"
Of course, you are never supposed to admit
you are growing old because, somehow, that's
supposed to make you even older And there
are two types of people who look down their
nose at'people of age.' The two groups who do
so are 1), young people, and 2), old people.
Let's start with the young ones because it is
impossible to change the old ones' minds.
Young people ignore old people for two
reasons: the first is because young people .-.
don't think they'll ever grow old. I certainly
didn't-or I'd have treated my flesh and
blood container-my ole bodacious body-
to far, far less poison. The second reason is
because young people also realize that there
might be a tiny possibility that they might
turn into old people, and they simply can't
bear the thought.
We old people, however, know exactly what growing old is. And
we say, in unison, with rising alarm, "Turn back NOW!" to those poor
saps bobbing in our wakes.
... that's why Bob Dylan will be singing 'Forever Young' from his
carbon-fiber wheel chair.
Cruising offshore at this age isn't so bad. In fact, Polident is a
fairly good marine ad-


hesive. I swig a bottle
of Geritol each evening,
and a six pack of the stuff
on a wild weekend.
oh, how stupid
could I have been as
a youngster to think
that Heineken was a
green product!
Hell, I'm so old now
I'm beginning to laugh at


"As an oldster, I don't like
computers rushing me all
the time with their smarmy
'smart' prompts. It's depress-
ing having all those adult
diaper ads appear every time
I innocently type the word
'depends' in a story."


Reader's Digest, which is a sure sign of both senility and stupidity.
What was I saying?
Just walking around the boat isn't easy any more. My long, barbed-
wire eyebrows get caught on the shrouds. That's right! I'm serious!


rI


During dinners, I can set plates of food on my suddenly-erect eye-
brows. Why don't I trim them? Would you like to play with sharp
objects around your eyes while you have the tremors?
... no, slipping on deck isn't such a big worry now that I've put those
official Sperry Topsider cane tips on my aluminum creeper.
It was clever of West Marine to come up with those 'heavy weather
eating bibs' which automatically morph into inflatable PDFs should
the elderly sailor fall face down in his soup.
I can't even see my charts any more. "Which way do I turn at the Vir-
ginal Canal," I asked my wife recently. Thank gosh she wasted no time
with in-depth corrections. "The Suez canal, honey," she said sweetly,
"and you can have a ball by banging a right, Big Boy!"
She knows hippy talk turns me on!
I'm beginning to refer to 50 year old, grey-haired commodores of
prestigious yacht clubs as "Sonny." And, worse, I try to dazzle young
sailors with outdated jokes. "Did you ever see Dennis Conner's toes,"
I asked one little tike in an Optimist pram.
"No," said the kid nervously.
"Well, neither did he!" I guffawed.
People used to think I was joking when I used to say, offhandedly,
"all my friends are dead or in jail."
It was true. Now, alas, it is not. They've been tossed out of the slam-
mer to save on burial costs. Yes, it is grim going to your Facebook


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page and realizing that the new 'tombstone badge' was recently de-
signed with your generation in mind.
I used to know when being 'hep' wasn't a bad medical condition.
I can also remember when 'generation' meant Northern Lights or
Onan to this sailor. That was a while ago.
As an oldster, I don't like computers rushing me all the time with
their smarmy 'smart' prompts. It's depressing having all those adult


diaper ads appear ev-
ery time I innocently
type the word 'de-
pends' in a story.
This cyber-confusion
is getting, well, termi-
nal! Yesterday I asked
my wife Carolyn ... is it
Carolyn? Yes, I think it
is. Or Carol. Or Caro-
line. Or ... ?
.. anyway, we were
sailing along as Fatty-


"Once you obtain a certain age,
it is hard to know if you are
being ripped off or not. For ex-
ample: I recently had a dream
in which the Coral Bay Yacht
Club rushed up and offered me
lifetime membership-while
I lay on my death bed. Damn.
Just my luck, eh?"


and-wife, and I turned to my wife and asked, "... should we tack?"
I thought this was a fairly normal, fairly straight-forward conversa-
tional question from one sailing spouse to ask another-but she took
it far more seriously.
"I dunno," she said. "Let's Google it!"
What's with that?
I recently attempted to 'rob the cradle' at a sailor's bar-and the
young drunk chick asked if I wanted to interface with her. "Not with
dentures," I said. "These suckers are expensive!"
She wouldn't give up. She tried to give me her password and told
me I could 'breakthrough her firewall' anytime-damn, even one night
stands now involve Silicone Valley.
Once a teeny-bopper accused me of being a dirty old man. "I show-
er after," I huffed in explanation.
Once you obtain a certain age, it is hard to know if you are
being ripped off or not. For example: I recently had a dream in
which the Coral Bay Yacht Club rushed up and offered me life-
time membership-while I lay on my death bed. Damn. Just my
luck, eh?
... that my ship would finally come in, and I'd be at the airport at-
tempting to charter a plane over the River Styx?
Is there a bright side? Yes, of course. My wife and I used to be an
'every other day' couple. Now her memory is shot. And it is always
two-days on! -&

Editor's note: The Goodlanders continue to wander Mediterranean
shores while wearing theirWild Card T-shirts ... so they can remember
which vessel is theirs.


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and cruises the throughout the world. He is the author of 'Chasing
the Horizon' by American Paradise Publishing, 'Seadogs, Clowns and
Gypsies', 'The Collected Fat' and 'All At Sea Yarns'. His latest book
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BY JULIAN PUTLEY
H hurricanes can be tricky custom-
ers. They can change course
and intensity in veryshort order
Not only that but it also became evident,
while Hurricane Earl was brushing past
the BVI, that the general public and even
radio commentators and meteorologists
don't always have a good understanding
of the local geography or direction and
velocity of the wind. One expert, while
advising on the forecast for Anegada
said that the island could expect winds
of 110 mph and ... as much as 125 mph at
higher elevations! What elevations? The
island is 28-ft high at its highest point. Perhaps he was wishing
to notify the boobies roosting in the tallest palm trees.
Approaching hurricanes should always be closely moni-
tored and when a tropical storm intensifies often the electri-
cal power is shut off to lessen potential damage. At this time
Charlie, sitting in the gloom of a candle or two, turns to the
local radio station for updates and to hear listeners' observa-
tions and comments. As the storm approached, the northeast
wind became stronger and stronger and, when it was north
of the islands, the winds backed to the west and southwest.
One caller said breathlessly, "another storm coming from
de west." Then, as the winds clocked to the south, another
caller exclaimed animatedly that "de storm now south of de
islands." The moderators of the talk show began a discussion
on the wind direction when another caller said, "'Tis de back-
side that does produce a powerful wind." There was a short
silence and then Charlie remembers a muffled chuckle. Was
the caller on topic or was he advising the listeners on the ef-
fects of a poor diet? The talk show hosts quickly changed the
subject and thankfully another caller came on and advised
listeners of someone's roof that had blown off.
It was about this time that a segment was introduced ad-
vising of harbours suitable for vessels and giving depths at
the approach and controlling depths in the anchorages. Talk
about locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.
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commentators for the 'great job' they had done. Although
they stayed on the air for long periods and gave solace and
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SAILORS DO WELL AT ISAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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USVI Team in ISAF Youth Worlds
left to right Alex Coyle Alec Tayler
Agustina Barbuto and Nikki Barnes


Over a dozen junior sailors from the Caribbean flew to Is-
tanbul, Turkey, July 8 to 17, to compete in the 40th Volvo
Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship. This was a near,
if not a bona fide, record representation from the Carib-
bean in one of the largest ISAF Youth World Championships, which
boasted nearly 350 sailors from 59 countries. Caribbean sailors hailed
from the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Netherlands Antilles, St. Lucia, Puerto
Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This event is very much like a mini-
Olympics because each country can only send one entry per boat
class and this entry is usually the best of the best.
The Caribbean sailors primarily filled the ranks of both Boys and
Girls in the two-person International 420 and Laser Radial. The event
also hosted 29er, SL16 and RSX classes.
Sister and brother, Philipine and Ard van Aanholt, finished highest
in their respective laser classes, of the Caribbean sailors, with Philipine
9th out of 46 sailors and Ard 15th out of 50.


Christopher Sands, from the Bahamas, finished 28th out of 50, and
was quoted in an ISAF press release as saying, "After eight hard and
exciting races, four days of travelling and 24 hours flight delay my trip
to Istanbul is over. The competition was tough and everybody was
very friendly."
This marked the second year Jasia King from St. Lucia competed at
the Youth Worlds. Summing up the importance of the event, King was
quoted as saying, "This is the main event I can do. It is really amazing
because not often can I come to an event, which has over 350 sailors
and 52 Radial girls, I don't normally sail with that many boats, so that is
an experience for me and that is what I am looking for."
This event was indeed important for the Caribbean sailors, says Hei-
di Coyle, who traveled with the four-member U.S. Virgin Islands team.
"There is very little opportunity to compete in a large fleet since we
are isolated in the Caribbean, so it is much more challenging for our
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ISAF made it easy for the competitors since they took care of all the
logistics: boats, sails, accommodations and meals."
U.S. Virgin Islands' sailors, Nikki Barnes and Agustina Barbuto fin-
ished mid-fleet, or 14 out of 28, in the Girls International 420.
Barbuto says, "Because the conditions are not what we're used
to, I had to stay very focused, especially in the starts. The best part
of the regatta was the last days when the wind picked up. That was
a big relief."
The sailing conditions were not at all what most Caribbean sailors
expected or have trained in. There were extremely light winds with no
waves. In addition, the 420 course was the furthest away from shore
so those sailors had to sail one hour just to get to the starting line.
The laser course was a bit closer, but it was still a 45 minute sail. There
were also long delays because of no wind. One day the sailors actually
launched at 4:30 pm and returned at 9:30 pm, in the dark, only to sail
one race.
This year, ISAF selected 24 sailors from 11 nations to receive fund-
ing from its Athlete Participate Program. All Caribbean sailors, as well
as those from Bermuda, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and
Samoa received funding support. J


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LASER RADIALS BOYS
Ard van Aanholt, Curaqao, 15/50
William Bailey, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 26/50
Christopher Sands, Bahamas, 28/50
Ramon Gonzalez, Puerto Rico, 29/50

LASER RADIAL GIRLS
Philipine van Aanholt, Curacao, 9/46
Marina Maffessanti, Jamaica, 43/46
Jasia King, St. Lucia 44/46

INTERNATIONAL 420 BOYS
Raul Rios/Rogelio Fernand, Puerto Rico, 18/36
Alex Coyle/Alec Tayler, St. John/St. Thomas,
U.S. Virgin Islands, 25/36

INTERNATIONAL 420 GIRLS
Nikki Barnes/Agustina Barbuto, St. Thomas/St. John,
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he Carlos Aguilar Match Race Regatta (CAMR) is only in
its third year and has already become synonymous with
the beginning of December for match racers through-
out the Caribbean, and even some in frosty northern climes.
This year's regatta runs from December 2-5 and registration and
practice in the IC24's will be held during the two days preceding
the regatta.
Last year, teams from France, Portugal, Brazil, USA and Den-
mark descended on St. Thomas for the four-day event and pre-
regatta practice. More than one team extended its stay to take
full advantage of St. Thomas' beaches, warm water, sunshine,
dependable wind and hospitality.
Virgin Island sailing and match racing legend, Peter Holmberg
and his all Virgin Islands team of Maurice Kurg, Morgan Avery
and Ben Beer, along with Claire Leroy and her Mermaid Sailing
Team, who were ranked number one in Women's Match Racing
from May 2005 through January 2010, spent several days sparring
against one another in advance of the regatta, and it showed.
Not only did each team win its hotly contested division, but Leroy
and her team were nicely tanned and more than acclimated to
island life and sunshine before
the regatta started.
This year, regatta organiz-
ers are sticking with a formula
that has proven successful and
attracts more spectators every
year. The regatta village will be
at IGY's Yacht Haven Grande,
IC 24's comprise the fleet, and
Ulysse Nardin Watch Co. and
Trident Jewels and Time are
the presenting sponsors.
There is no doubt that the
event could not be so success-
ful without the dedicated work gr
of so many volunteers. They do
everything. They serve break-
fast in the morning, set up the
bleachers and tents along the
Charlotte Amalie waterfront,
keep score, host fantastic par-
ties in the evening and also
substitute as crews when abso-
lutely necessary.
The stakes are higher this
year so don't expect substi-
tutes. The CAMR is now a quali-
fier for the World Match Racing
Tour's 2011 Match Cup Sweden


event meaning that the winner of this year's open division will be
awarded a berth to sail in Sweden.
Count on this year's CAMR to pick up where last year's finals left
off. No doubt 2008 champion, Taylor Canfield and his team will use
every trick in the playbook to reclaim the title from the team that
rarely shows a chink in its armor, Peter Holmberg's team. Canfield
was on fire this summer and won the US Grade 2 Trifecta, a series
of three consecutive US-based ISAF Grade 2-ranked events held in
Chicago, Detroit, and NewYork. In doing so, Canfield also received
an automatic invitation to compete at the Grade 1 Congressional
Cup in Long Beach, CA in March, but there is nothing better than
winning the big one in your own backyard against a legend.
Find out more at: www.carlosmatchrace.com -


Lynn Fitzpatrick's articles on sailing appear regularly in interna-
tional 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.


Match racing action along the
Charlotte Amalie waterfront at the
2nd Annual Carlos Aguilar Regatta


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ST. LUCIA YACHT CLUB AROUND THE ISLAND RACE


After a seven year
gap, the first non-
stop Around St Lu-
cia Race took place at the
end of August. Fair weather
but not a breath of wind did
not bode well for the start
of the 70 mile race. And, by
the time the gun went off at
07:00, the six competitors
were left wondering if they
could make the circumnavi-
gation within the time limit
of 15 hours.
Having inched slowly
across the start line off the
St Lucia Yacht Club in Rod-
ney Bay, the yachts headed
towards Pigeon Island. First
over the line was the J24 At-
titude, followed by the Frers
39 Cider with Rosie. Both
yachts hoisted spinnakers
as they came onto a reach
but struggled to fill them in
the light conditions. After 20
minutes moving at less than


Awards ceremony and Trophy for Fastest Boat (left to right) St. Lucia Yacht Club Sailing Captain Edgar
Roe, Nanette, Franck, Daniel, Nick, Skipper Bruno (with the yellow cap), Leah (Cavalier Rums) Paolo, Scott


a knot, Cider with Rosie caught a


breeze and picked up speed. However, Attitude, closer to Pigeon
Point, was slower to benefit from the heavier air. Geronimo, a
2-tonner, skippered by Bruno Bruchhof, sailing with his partner


and a scratch crew of seven,
breeze off Pigeon Island.
As the fleet hardened up
for the beat towards the
northern tip of St Lucia,
Cider with Rosie held the
lead. She was followed by
Attitude, the Sovereign 40
Kaiso, and Geronimo. The
Morgan 50, Breeze Away,
and the Beneteau 50 Sprit
of the Wind trailed behind
the pack. Cider with Rosie
was first to tack into the
North Cap while trying to
keep out of the current.


was the next to benefit from the

"Considering the very
light conditions, the fact
that half the fleet man-
aged to sail the whole
course was cause for
celebration. This was
suitably reflected in the
festivities at the prize
giving ceremony held
the following day at the
St. Lucia Yacht Club."


By now the wind was blowing around 10 knots from the east-
north-east, which benefitted the lighter boats with their Kev-
lar sails.
After five or six tacks to clear the northern point, the boats
made it around the coast to the island's windward side but re-


mained close hauled. With the wind staying light, most of the
fleet had to tack to clear Cape Marquis.
Approaching the town of Dennery, one third of the way down
St. Lucia's east coast, Breeze Away and Spirit of the Wind decided
to retire, followed shortly after by Kaiso. With boat speeds aver-
aging only three knots, crews realized they would not arrive back
in Rodney Bay until the early hours.
Rumor has it that the retired boats were generally the heavi-
er designs a situation said to have been made worse by the
amount of beer and food onboard.
Still battling light winds, in the closing stages as it got dark,
a serious match race developed between Cider with Rosie and
Geronimo, line-honors going to Geronimo, with Attitude winning
on corrected time, leaving Ciderwith a double 2nd.
Considering the very light conditions, the fact that half the fleet
managed to sail the whole course was cause for celebration. This was
suitably reflected in the festivities at the prize giving ceremony held
the following day at the St. Lucia Yacht Club. During the ceremony,
which included a buffet and free Cavalier Rum sampling, the skipper
of Geronimo, the fastest boat around the island, received 'an aver-
age skipper's weight' in rum' (80 bottles). Overall winner Attitude,
received a free haul-out, scrub, and three day storage ashore. -


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INTL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT

TOP BOAT ISLAMAR, TOP ANGLER LOPEZ JUARBE

BY CAROL BAREUTHER


Results of this year's 57th San Juan International Billfish Tour-
nament, fished August 18 to 22, only served to support this
status. A fleet of anglers from 12 countries released a whop-
ping 69 blue marlin in four days of fishing.
The boat, Islamar, from Puerto Rico, won the tournament with six
blue marlin released, followed by Tati Way, in second with five releas-
es. Three other boats released four marlin each. One of these was
50/50, aboard which angler Federico 'Fico' Lopez Juarbe won top an-
gler by releasing three of the marlin.
"Determination, focus and luck, that's what led to our success," says
Juarbe, who tells: "It was the second day of fishing, after 12 noon,
that our captain saw a lot of bait fish on the depth finder and decided
to work the area. We had the first fish come up and released it, then
after that three more came up on my rod and I released them all. The
last two days of the tournament we didn't catch a thing. It was nerve-
wracking listening to the radio and wondering if another angler would
beat me, but that's sports fishing."
Juarbe was followed in the angler standings byTom Cordero in sec-
ond and female angler, Christina Munoz third.
Cordero was also a member of the USA team that won first place
among the international teams. Cordero fished with Bill Crawford and
Jamie Rezor.


"Our team managed to release four blue marlin in total," says Cord-
ero, "and we felt that our success was in keeping ... tight lines!"
The international team from Honduras (Rigoberto Alvarenga, Luis
A. Rubi and Herbert Soto) aboard Ambush finished second and the
British Virgin Islands (Joe Clark, Julio Betances and Alexis Barbosa
Seijo), third.
Clark, from the BVI's Scrub Island, placed top International Angler,
with Jay Iqbal from Pakistan and Clark Smith from Florida second and
third, respectively.
Munoz not only won third place angler, but also Top Female Angler.
"My son asked me to go out with him and his friends to fish the tour-
nament," Muioz tells. "He has had lots of fishing experience and has
competed in tournaments in Puerto Rico and St. Maarten. But it was
my rod that was hot. The third day I caught my very first blue marlin. It
was a two hour and 15 minute fight and I had it hard because it was my
first and I was learning what to do. The last day, I caught another blue
marlin at 2:30 pm, then another lady angler released a marlin and she
was in the lead, then I released one at 3:30 pm to put me back on top.
It was pure luck and so much fun." Munoz adds, "Now the joke is that
when my son's friends call to go fishing, they kid him that they want
me to go and not him!"
Seven lady anglers showed some spectacular fish-catching abilities
this year, including Carolina Figueredo who released two marlin and
earned second best female angler.
Interclub Teams winners-Venezuela's Laguna
'uerto Rico. Mar Club, Puerto Rico's Cangrejos Yacht Club and
ent with six Club Nautico de San Juan (CNSJ)-were represent-
lin released ed by William Morrison, Osvaldo de Leon and Jose
Luis Ramirez fishing for Venezuela; Donald McLeod,
Salvador Egea, Jr., and Manuel Matienzo fishing for
Cangrejos Yacht Club; and Miguel Donato, Rene de
la Cruz and Jose Diaz Umpierre for CNSJ.
"Puerto Rico is and remains one of the top marlin
destinations in the world," says tournament chair-
man, Frankie Mirandes. "We were able to prove
that with satellite information and other data we can
guide participating boats towards the fishing hot
spots with plenty of strikes, basically by concentrat-
ing on those coordinates suggested by the Organiz-
ing Committee. Now we begin planning next year's
edition and keep our efforts across the world to
bring to Puerto Rico the best deep-sea anglers."-


S Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S.
Virgin Islands based marine writer and regis-
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COUSTEAU'S BLUE HOLE

ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST AMAZING DIVES


BY JOHN BUCKLAND


scene from sci-
ence fiction, our
dive boat skirts
the edge of a perfect circle
of deep blue. Just below, a
cylindrical cavity in the reef
reaching to a depth of over
400 feet, known as the Blue
Hole of Belize, beckons from
the unknown.
Jacques Cousteau con-
sidered the Blue Hole one
of the top ten dive sites in
the world. The gigantic lime-
stone sinkhole is surrounded
by a hedge of reef, except
for two narrow passage-
ways, spaced about 90 de- e -
grees apart. There is a diver U ,
among us that opts for the
snorkeling excursion along .,
the edge of the reef. He's
had a mild bout with decom-
pression sickness in the past
and doesn't feel comfortable
with the deep dive.
Your lungs don't absorb
only oxygen; they also allow other gasses, like nitrogen, to pass into
your blood. The greater the pressure, the more and more nitrogen
gets dissolved into your blood. If you ascend slowly, you can off-gas
the extra nitrogen gradually through your lungs. Come up too quickly


and the nitrogen literally boils
out of your blood, forming gas
bubbles; and every cell that is
touching a nitrogen bubble is
not getting oxygen.
After the dive master con-
ducts a short instructional
session on the particulars of
the dive, we enter the water
and rendezvous on a sandy
shelf 45 feet down, on the
very edge of the abyss. Vis-
ibility is only about 90 feet.


"Jacques Cousteau con-
sidered the Blue Hole one
of the top ten dive sites
in the world. The gigan-
tic limestone sinkhole is
surrounded by a hedge of
reef, except for two nar-
row passageways, spaced
about 90 degrees apart."


The dive master checks to make sure each one of us gives him the
'OK' signal: no trouble with equipment or clearing pressure from


our ears. We then follow him over the edge and establish negative
buoyancy to begin our underwater free fall.
Buoyancy is directly related to the volume of water you displace,
so as you descend, the increased pressure compresses the air in your
Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), making you sink faster the deeper
you go. Once we start to sink, the experience is like sky diving in slow
motion; soft corals peppered along the vertical wall of rock grow
sparse as the light dims. The deep falls away below into darker hues
of blue that never turn completely black; the water chills as only the
longer wavelengths of visible light reach down this far.
At 130 feet we check our descent and add a little air to our BCD's
to become neutrally buoyant. The stalactite formations for which the
Blue Hole is famous, are but a few yards away and we swim through
the liquid cerulean dusk with the same wonder as if exploring ancient
underwater ruins. The stalactites, most of which are several feet in di-
ameter, hang in a large recess in the wall, with plenty of space behind
them for us to swim around. There is a dearth of life at this depth,
compared to the reef above that teems with life. I glance below, and
on the very edge of sight notice a few sharks swimming along the wide


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arc of the cavern wall. A few turns into ten and then twenty, and then
possibly a hundred or more as the flat-nosed shadows appear out of
the mist, swim past some 80 odd feet below, and then pass out of
sight again, following the wall.
It is a short eight minutes at the depth of the stalactite formations,
but it seems like twice that. All too soon, the dive master is tapping
his watch and giving the signal to ascend. Another quirk of the pres-
sure/buoyancy equation is that as you rise in the water column the
pressure decreases, causing your BCD to expand, thus displacing a
larger volume of water and increasing your buoyancy which causes
you to rise faster. It's a snowballing effect and, though some find
it counterintuitive, you have to let air out of your BCD in order to
keep from rising too quickly. Everybody's dive computer is beeping
as we come up, telling us we are ascending too fast. Dive computer
alarms are typically calibrated on the conservative side, with a factor
of safety figured in, but you still have to take them seriously; decom-
pression sickness kills.
We ascend to a staging point just behind the stern of the boat about
20 feet down, a safety precaution to make sure we are off-gassing as
much nitrogen as possible before exiting the water A few divers high
five, but for most of us it is a smile (though it is hard to smile with a
regulator in your mouth) and thumbs up, for just having completed
one of the most amazing dives in the world. -&


John Buckland has traveled extensively throughout Asia and draws
on his experiences with the people and culture as an impetus for
inspiration in his writing. Buckland received his BS in Mechanical
Engineering from the University of Virginia. His novel Seven Days
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STORY AND PHOTOS BY JC SILVERS


Ed Silvers as found an
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out their favorite brew,
but now Milwaukee may.. T. C
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than its beer.
Seasoned sailor, Ed Silvers, ad-
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sail was becoming increasingly ..
more difficult. The thought of giv-
ing up his 48-foot Swan-which he ..
sailed through the Panama Canal to
his home in the Caribbean-wasn't
an option.
Enter Geoff Cooke, well-known
marine engineer and owner of
The Workbench in Virgin Gorda's
yacht harbor, with his secret Mil-
waukee weapon.
"Take a look at this, Ed," Geoff
pulled a 28-volt cordless Milwaukee
angle drill from the bed of his truck.

"I don't need to tie a halyard to my pickup truck anymore to hoist me
up a mast, with this drill and winch bit!"
Both men jumped aboard Into the Mystic and Geoff inserted the
drill into the mainsail winch. Ed gasped. He still can't remember if it
took five or ten seconds to raise the full-battened main to the top of
the 62-foot mast, but the moment he got home, he called Milwaukee
and ordered the drill!
Ed also discovered that the use and performance of the Heavy Duty
Milwaukee drill depends on weather conditions. The drill is reversible
for a two-speed halyard winch. Running it in second gear slows the
rise of the main and makes it more controllable should a full batten
catch in the lazy jacks. The drill can also be used to power any sheet
winch aboard.
Whether you are young or old, looking for an alternative to expen-
This must-have drill for serious sailors and those who sive electric winches, or a way to preserve body and bones for better
prefer using brains rather than brawn, can be purchased things, Milwaukee fits the drill!
from Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. www.milwau
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Parts include a charger, a steadying handle, and a wrench Jacky Silvers is a writer, editor, media events coordinator, and environ-
and key for the chuck all neatly packed into a heavy duty mentalist. Her book, Saltwater Adventure in the Florida Keys is the first
carrying case. Info on the special bit to fit this right-an- how-to fishing primer for children. She co-starred in a national televi-
gled drill that is compatible with all winches is available sion fishing show and received the Don Hawley Foundation's Conser-
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DR. IT'S TECH SOLUTIONS FOR BOATERS
MOVING AWAY FROM PAPER CHARTS


Dear Dr. IT,
OK I give up! I am a purist sailing with paper charts; this is how
I learned and what I know, and what I want to know. Two years
ago I purchased my first GPS, a simple hand held unit, this was
a major step but complicated my life greatly. More and more it
seems I can hardly find paper charts in stores, or not the ones I
want, without ordering and waiting. Besides the GPS, my only
other electronics on board is a small laptop. Without spending
a bunch of money what are my options for SIMPLE electronic
charting. Remember I am not electronic literate, and am on a
very tight budget, free would be good.

-From Lester Taupin S/V Southern Cross (via email)

Lester, the world of digital charting is an ever expanding and
ever changing technology field that many large companies are
reaping profits from. In one way or another all of their programs
repackage chart data that is generally available in the public do-
main or was paid for by tax-payers ages ago. This simple fact has
always made me a skeptic of paying big dollars for a PC based
charting program or chart plotter.
Knowing you are not an electronics wizard, and want to keep
things simple and cheap, drives me to a couple of solutions that
meet your criteria. Both are easy to setup and can be implement-
ed for free or nearly free since you already have a GPS. Second,
knowing you already own a laptop and are on a budget I will stick
with PC based solutions that will not require you purchase or in-
stall more electronics on your boat.
Before we get into the solutions for charting, let's take a quick
look at the type of charts you want to be using electronically. In
basic terms you have two choices ENC's or RNC's. Knowing you
are a paper chart user and a fan of paper charts, I think you will
select RNC's.
RNC stands for Raster Navigation Charts, you can think of these as
paper charts remade (scanned) to appear on your computer screen
as it does in your hands, yes the
chart appears nearly exactly as it
does in paper.
ENC stands for Electronic
Navigation Chart. With this type
of chart only 'data' is stored on
the computer that describes the
chart, the chart on the screen is
rendered real time by the com-
puter using the data in the system
for the chart area. These charts do
not look or appear like the tradi- 1 "L
tional charts you are using but of- ,. '
fer many benefits in actual use. ,


The first solution I think you would like is an application called
openCPN, or Open Captain. This is an open source software project
released under the GPL structure, it is free to download, install, and
use. According to the developers, the goal of the software is to cre-
ate a concise chart plotter and navigational software for use under-
way or as a planning tool. What I really appreciate about the project
is the fact that the software developers are active sailors who know
the real world problems users will face with the software.
This project is very active at the moment; the newest release
of openCPN was published during June 2010 with development
ongoing. I have used the software with raster charts and was happy
with the performance especially knowing the price. The project can
be found online at opencpn.org install the program and give it
a test drive; at free the price is right. An alternative project can be
found by Googling 'SeaClear gps software'. This is also free but
the project seems to be falling behind the openCPN standard.
After installing your program of choice you are going to need
charts. There are plenty of resources for free charts around the
internet, but pay attention to the age of the charts you download
for use. The NOAA offers a large selection of both RNC and ENC
charts at www.charts.noaa.gov, these charts can be downloaded
for free but coverage is limited to US waters and selected other
areas including parts of the South Pacific and the Caribbean.
Lester, this will have you up and running quickly and cheaply. If
you need more help drop me an email at the address below. -

GOT PROBLEMS? send your questions to dnorlund@
dustinnorlund.com


Dustin Norlund has lived aboard his Hylas 49 sailing extensively in
the Caribbean and Central America. His professional career started
in mechanical engineering and airline operations. Dustin is now the
owner of Latitude 18 Marine Electric based in St. Maarten. Info: www.
latl8marine.com or email Dustin: dnorlund@dustinnorlund.com


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HISTORY IN THE MAKING
THE DUTCH ISLAND TO DUTCH ISLAND DASH

STORY AND PHOTOS BY LYNN FITZPATRICK


This summer, Marama, a 100-foot aluminum ketch and a new-
comer to the Caribbean, was the last to leave the marina at
IGY's lie de Sol. Her departure was historic and heralds the
start of a new tradition, the Dutch Island to Dutch Island
Dash from Sint Maarten to Curagao.
In the mythological origins of Maori society, one of the three
states of evolution and the progress of creation is Marama, the
concept of emergence and light and reality. Marama is a common
name for moon.
Determined to sail under the light of the moon, Marama's owner,
captain and crew, made their final tour of the Simpson Bay Lagoon.
While their friends at Uncle Harry's Bar stocked their ice chests for
the world-renowned August Monday in Anguilla, Marama's crew cel-
ebrated their imminent departure at Rancho's Argentine restaurant in
Palapa Marina. They hoisted the Rancho flag to their port yardarm and
stocked their freezer with adequate portions of Rancho's famed chili
con came for the voyage.


Crowds on both sides of the Simpson Bay drawbridge cheered
Marama on as she led the parade for the 17:30 bridge opening.
Marama moored off to the west of the channel for the evening while
the crew checked all systems and waited for their record-setting pas-
sage conditions to develop. As they enjoyed their first meal of chili
paired with the owner's preferred French rose, they discovered that
their timing was impeccable. The first tropical depression of the sea-
son was threatening to sweep into the vicinity.
Marama passed the night like a thoroughbred ready to bust out of
the starting gate. All systems go at 10:50 as Marama passed over the
starting line, which lies to the west of the channel, along the transit
from the tower of the small church through the corner of the white
building immediately to its east.
The first leg of the Dutch Island to Dutch Island Dash was south
toward Saba Bank keeping the other Dutch Windward Islands of
St Eustatius to port and Saba to starboard. Beyond Saba Bank, the

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With a single reef in her mainsail, her yankee flying, Marama danced
through the waves as we celebrated our first dinner under sail Ran-
cho's chili con came. We fell into our watch routine, and at 02:30 on
our first night under sail we noticed a dark black cloud off to port.
The first blast of cold air hit before there was time to shorten sails. The
pelting rain flattened the seas and the young filly, Marama, sprinted like nev-
er before. Before the squall was over, Marama established the first record for
The Dash. She clocked 18.5 knots. It was the owner's proudest moment.
The answer to the question, where to end the Dutch Island to Dutch
Island Dash became clear as Bonaire faded in the haze and lights be-
gan to appear on Curacao's headlands. Marama crossed the imagi-
nary finish line between lights of Punt Kanon, on the southeastern tip
of Curagao, and Klein Curagao at 20:18. Powered by wind and fueled
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Marama's owner smiled with glee when he realized that his yacht,
sporting the lucky numbers, 888, posted a time that included an eight
in her 558 nm journey.
After hailing the authorities, Marama set a course for the shelter
of Caracas Bay, five miles to the east of Willemstad. The opening
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MUCH MALIGNED RAYS


PART ONE OF A FOUR-PART SERIES BY BECKY A. BAUER


One of my favorite sea creatures is the much-maligned ray. If I
have an animal totem, it might well be a member of the su-
per order Batoidea for they have a habit of appearing when I
most need a photo subject or reassurance that all is well.
I was raised to believe the world is a deadly place full of mammals,
reptiles, birds and fish lying in wait to attack and eat me. As a young child
who spent summers on a beach in Florida, an excited voice yelling "sting-
ray or shark!" quickly cleared the water and sent swimmers, including
me, running for the safety of our beach blankets. Even seeing a ray in an
aquarium sent chills up my spine, more so than the sharks on display
Many years later, I regularly worked around terrestrial wildlife without
harm so decided it was time to go to sea. As a brand new open water
diver with ten fresh water dives in my log, I planned a solo trip to islands
off the coast of Central America to test my skills in the deadly ocean.
The last off the boat, I quickly decided that I was fine at 15 feet and
would follow the other divers from some distance above their 50-foot
depth. The dive master returned for me, taking my hand and sympa-
thetically guiding me a few feet deeper as my breathing and heartbeat
became more rapid. Suddenly, from behind, a small Spotted Eagle Ray
glided not three feet over my head and descended toward the reef.
I was captivated and followed the little ray downward where I joined
the group excitedly signing 'ray'; my apprehension was gone and I felt
so very much alive and in a place where I was meant to be.
Several dive trips later to the same dive resort, I was considered a
regular' with excellent dive skills and thus, was allowed to dive solo
from both shore and boat. One evening at twilight, I was exploring
the bottom under the bow of a sunken freighter when abruptly the
sand began to boil, dropping visibility to zero and sending me tum-


Sting Ray


bling backwards as a large wing brushed my mask. I had disturbed
a large Southern Stingray (Dasyatis Americana) as he lay buried in
sand, waiting for his next meal. The adrenaline rush was one of 'way
cool' rather than fear.
The Batoidea are fascinating and odd-looking fish that first appeared
in our seas some 65-140 million years ago. There are more than 500
species of Batoidea with new species only recently discovered. They are
cartilaginous fish with skeletons not of bone but of elastic cartilage and,
therefore, closely related to sharks. Both rays and sharks lack ribs for
support and protection thus, if removed from water, the weight of their
bodies will crush their internal organs.
Like sharks, the rays have pectoral fins; however, rays' bodies are flat-
tened with pectoral fins fused to their heads creating their wing-like
appearance. Rays' mouths are on the underside of their bodies and
depending upon the species, they may have crushing teeth or boney
plates for feeding upon crustaceans, shellfish, and oc-
casionally fish, all generally found on the bottom and
along reefs. The one major exception to these feed-
ing patterns is the Manta Ray (Manta birostris) who
swims the open oceans and feeds upon plankton.
Over the next few months, we will be covering
some of the Batoidea species living in the Caribbe-
an and Eastern Atlantic that swimmers, boaters, and
divers most often encounter. Odd-looking fish that
glide through the water with such grace and beauty
they are a wonder to behold.


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winning journalist covering the marine environ-
ment in the Caribbean after 30 years as a wild and
domestic animal rescuer, rehabber, and educator
in the states. She is a contributing photographer
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AS THE ATLANTIC RALLY FOR CRUISERS CELEBRATES ITS 25TH YEAR, WE TALK TO JIMMY CORNELL.


BY GARY E. BROWN


Almost three decades have passed since yachting journal-
ist Jimmy Cornell arrived in the Canary Islands to write
about the yachts waiting to set out across the Atlantic.
Building on what he found while reporting the story for
Yachting World magazine, Cornell pioneered a way for
thousands of yachts to sail across oceans in the company of others.
From the beginning, Cornell was determined to offer something
more than the usual Atlantic dash. Yes, it would be a race, but the
focus would be on the fun of taking part and one that would increase
safety and confidence, especially amongst those making their first
long ocean passage.
Many cruisers go to sea to get away from the crowds preferring in-
stead to create their own adventures. That said, Cornell's foray to the
Canary Islands convinced him that many would come together in a well
organized transatlantic event. It turned out he was right and ARC86, the
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers was born.
Immediately the rally was announced entries started rolling in from
around the world and just a couple of months later the list of entries
had to be closed and a waiting list started.
Cornell watched as on November 25, 1986, the starting can-
non was fired from a Spanish Navy frigate and 204 yachts from 24


nations set sail on the
inaugural ARC, leav-
ing Las Palmas de
Gran Canaria, on the
largest trans-ocean
race ever staged.
"I was certainly very
impressed," says Cor-
nell, "but I must admit,
I never thought there
would be a second


Jimmy Cornell, aboard La Aventura III.
Since retiring from World Cruising Club
in 1998, Jimmy has done many thousands
of miles sailing around the world and
published several books.


one. I thought it was a
one off. We never thought there should be another one, and then the
letters started coming in from people who had missed the first ARC"
There was no entry fee for the first rally, so none of the organizers
were paid.
"I was still working for the BBC, I had a very good job and had no
plans of giving it up," says Cornell. "The second ARC came about
because people insisted. They were blaming us for giving birth to
such a good idea and then dropping it. That's when I realized there
was something more in it than just a one-off event. I formed a com-


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pany called World Cruising Ltd, later to be called
World Cruising Club. Eventually I resigned from
the BBC and the rest is history"
Bring together sailboats of any kind and like it
or not you have got a race. In 1989, when some
skippers said they would take part in the ARC if it
was more competitive, Cornell introduced a rac- d
ing division using the Channel Handicap System.
Entries in this division, now run under the auspic-
es of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, today form
some 15 per cent of the fleet each year, whilst the .
majority has remained in the Cruising Division in
which limited motoring is allowed.
Although he hasn't been involved with the
ARC since 2000, Cornell says he is happy to see o
the original spirit of the event is still very much
alive. "In the beginning I insisted it was an ama-
teur event for amateur sailors, not a professional Andrew Bishop, Man
Cruising Club. Since
event. It was something I wanted cruising sailors ARC'89, Andrew has
like myself to take part in. Of course, pressures the rally, and can clai
came along and we had boats taking paying
guests and so on. So gradually the original concept was slightly, and
I stress slightly, diluted, but never lost. It is still basically an event for
cruising sailors."
Andrew Bishop has been involved in the ARC since1989, first as
a competitor and then as part of the organizing team under Jimmy
Cornell. Bishop continued to work for the rally when World Cruising
Club became part of Chay Blyth's Challenge Business, and later was
involved in a management buy-out. The honor of organizing the 25th
ARC belongs to him and his partners.
"The main focus for the 25th edition is to recognize-especially
in Las Palmas-all the people who have been involved in the event


aging Director of World
sailing as a participant in
organized 15 editions of
im the title of 'Mr ARC'.


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over the years and who have
helped in making the event spe-
cial," says Bishop.
In 1990, ARC switched the finish,
choosing to end the rally in Rod-
ney Bay, St. Lucia, instead of Bar-
bados. This was done so that the
entire fleet could tie up together in
one marina and thus increase ca-
maraderie between yachts.
"We certainly have a great rela-
tionship with St. Lucia," says Bishop.
The island provides a great destina-
tion for boats arriving in the Carib-
bean, and we enjoy St. Lucia being
the home of the finish of the ARC."
A record-breaking 250 boats are
taking part in this year's ARC, but
what of the future?
"I do sincerely hope we will be
celebrating a 50th anniversary,"


says Bishop. "The ARC is a great event. What makes it special is the
fact that it's an international event. The people that take part are what
the ARC is all about."
For more details or to take part in future events visit: www.world
cruising.corn -m



Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea. He hosts the radio
show YachtBlast on Island 92, St. Maarten, and is the author of the
thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High. For more information visit:
garyebrown.net


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SOUTH


THE NORTH
AMERICAN RALLY
TO THE CARIBBEAN


BY GARY E. BROWN


Of all the Atlantic rallies perhaps the most informal is the North Ameri-
can Rally to the Caribbean narcC). They even chose the name know-
ing the anagram would poke mild fun at their older cousins, the ARC.
Informal and fun it may be, but the NARC insists on meticulous prepa-
ration for what can be a rather daunting voyage from the colder climes
of North America to the sunny shores of the Caribbean.


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discount dockage offered by
the Newport Yachting Center.
Departure date for Bermuda
and beyond is October 31, al-
though this is subject to change
depending on the weather.
In 2008 the organizers de-
cided entry to the rally should i
be free, preferring instead to
charge a small head fee to de-
fray the costs of the socials and
to cover general overheads.
This increased the numbers
and helped promote Offshore 0
Passage Opportunities (OPO),
the company behind the rally.
"The main goal is not to
make money, as strange as that o
may seem," says OPO Manag-
ing Director Hank Schmitt, or-
ganizer and founder of the NARC. "The rally helps my crew network-
ing company. We look for, create, and find people that need crew and
pass on that information to our members. By increasing the number
of boats in the rally, we increase the number of boats looking for crew.
This makes more opportunity for our members and helps that part of
the business."
From its beginning in 1999 the NARC fulfilled the organizer's aims by
bringing together crews of professional delivery skippers and private
boat owners. Sailing in company with highly experienced skippers, who
are more than willing to share their knowledge, has helped many less
confident crews complete their first offshore passage successfully.
The weather and Gulf Stream are major considerations, especially in
the early stages, so the rally's departure date is not cast in stone.
"What I do is lay out the general weather pattern," says Susan Genett,
whose company Real Weather has been conducting pre-rally weather
and routing briefings for past 11 years. "The slower boats and the faster
boats are going to sail in different weather after a day and beyond. It's
all about trying to incorporate the different capabilities of the vessels
that are participating into the briefing. They can then make decisions


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as to what departure plan works for them. Usually a majority will leave
together the day of the briefing, or wait a few hours or even a day."
What awaits the sailors in Bermuda? Besides the thrill of making an
offshore passage to a new land, participants enjoy the hospitality of the
St. Georges Dinghy and Sports Club, where they receive discount dock-
age. Bacchanals follow, including a Gosling's Rum Party and a Fish Fry.
The next leg of the NARC is the big one 900 miles south to the
island of St. Maarten.
Yachts making an offshore passage risk running into bad weather
and that's where the radio net support system kicks in.
"Between the radio net, the weather routing, and making sure that
at least one person onboard has seen the rougher weather in the past,
we've never had a problem with a boat not making it," says Schmitt. "This
is not a race. When you race you tend to push things, break things, and
hurt people. The idea is to get there safely and have a good time."
Not everyone will want to end their voyage in St. Maarten and many
boats make the Virgin Islands their first port of call. This year partici-
pants are being encouraged to go the few extra miles.
"Simpson Bay Marina and Island Global Yachting have been kind
enough to come onboard as a sponsor," says Schmitt. "They're orga-
nizing our party at the end and offering a couple of days' free dock-
age. It's not up to me to force people to go any place, but we are
encouraging everyone to go to St. Maarten first. It's a great place to fly
in and out of and they have great marine services down there."
For information about the NARC and other offshore passage
opportunities visit: www.sailopo.com -4



Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea. He hosts the radio
show YachtBlast on Island 92, St. Maarten, and is the author of the
thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High. For more information visit:
garyebrown.net


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CARIBBEAN



CRUISING RALLY






BY CAROL BAREUTHER


he 21st running of the Caribbean 1500 Cruising Rally
marks the end of an era and the start of a new age.
As rally founder, organizer and veteran sailor, Steve
Black, says, "I've hogged the helm long enough."
Black is far from retiring. After building the Ca-
ribbean 1500 and subsequent rally's under the
Cruising Rally Association's (CRA) umbrella into major events that
have made it easier for sailors to explore new horizons, Black will
merge his events with those of the UK-based World Cruising Club
(think Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), continue working in a joint effort
with the WCC's Jeremy Wyatt and Andrew Bishop and look for-
ward to new-found free time to sail to destinations on his 'always
dreamed of visiting' list.


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PRESENT & FUTURE
Thirty-something boats sailed .
from Newport, Rhode Island, to
Virgin Gorda, in the first Carib-
bean 1500 in 1990. This year, by
mid-September, 75 entries were
ready to cast off from Hampton,
Virginia, to the British Virgin Is-
land of Tortola.
"This increase over last year's
56, which we attribute to the o
economy, is because of pent
up demand," says Black. "The
average age of Caribbean 1500
cruisers is 65. These are people who might wait a year or two, but
they're not going to postpone a trip like this indefinitely."
Last year's rally saw a record 24 kids participate and this year the
number is back down to the average 3 to 4.
"I can't explain the difference, but the kids do thrive on sailing," he
says. "They seem worldlier than their peers after making a passage."
Yet, many of today's ralliers didn't grow up sailing.
"These are the folks whose first boat is a full size cruising yacht
like an Oyster 60," says Black. "They hire instructors to accelerate
their learning curve. After cruising for ten years or so, they want to
go to the next level and cross an ocean. I'm impressed with how
thoughtful they are in preparation and choosing crew for expertise
and in their ability and willingness to figure out new things and face
new frontiers."
Free pre-rally seminars, a hallmark of the Caribbean 1500, haven't
changed much.
"We teach what it takes to get coastal sailors over the hurdle of
crossing an ocean," says Black. "That means dealing with seasickness
and crossing the Gulf Stream, for example."
The rally added a Bahamas Class in 2009 and will do so again this year
"They'll sail with us until we have enough boats for a separate rally,"
says Black. "We had two boats go to Marsh Harbor last year and ten
already signed-up this year. As word gets out, I expect to have 15 to
20 next year."


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He adds, "Cuba will eventually open up, and a rally to the Bahamas
that adds Cuba may become its own event. This, however, may draw
some boats away from the Caribbean."
New this year, there will be no crew fees for food and drinks. This
means the financial load for pre-event parties will not be all on the
skipper, as it has been in the past, but on each individual person. How-
ever, the skipper will still provision for the passage.
"We had a skipper of a Taswell 58 pay $1700 versus the $900 basic
entry fee to cover the bar tab and food for their crew
before the start," says Black. "Now, it's fairer."
Two new additions are a full-time shore-side office
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person during the rally and a full-time race committee the 2009
on-station for the rally's end. The shore office is re- 1500 at N
sponsible for taking calls from family, tracking the fleet,
updating the event website and sending out weather
reports to those who can receive Email. Meanwhile,
the race committee will be moored at the entrance to i
Soper's Hole, Tortola, to help ralliers on arrival, q

LOOKING AHEAD
Like the ARC, this year's Caribbean 1500 will add an
Invitational Class for performance boats.
"This way, the 100-foot swing keels and 60-foot
BOC boats can participate in their own class and the
cruisers can still have their rally," says Black. "So far,
we have a Pacer 42 and 48 and 62-foot gunboats
signed up."
This, along with advertising each other's events,
is just one way in which the two rally organizations
have already worked together, making the merger
a natural.
Looking forward, he says, "Over the years we've
picked up boats from the Netherlands, UK, Ireland
and Germany, who were cruising in the U.S. and
wanted to go to the Caribbean. So, this merger is a
nice tie-in for our European participants."


Black concludes, "Jeremy (Wyatt) and Andrew (Bishop) have done
such good things with the ARC over the years and they have great
ideas for the future. It's definitely the right time for us to bring in new
life, new blood and new ideas."



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that's taught at one high school in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Marine industry skills, everything from learning how to sail
to rebuilding a diesel engine, has been in the curriculum
for nearly two years at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St.
Thomas. Ironically, the teacher leading the class didn't step foot
aboard a sailboat until he moved to the territory in 1998. The marine
side of life, however, is something that teacher, Stan Lorbach, has
quickly immersed himself in and his students too.
Born in Florida, Lorbach grew up in South Carolina in the land-
locked foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. He earned a degree
in biochemistry and started conducting post-doctoral research in
New Orleans.
"This was the time I was to establish my name in research, but it's
when I realized that I really wanted to be a teacher," he says.
Lorbach completed his research and took a year off to assemble
his resume in order to apply for teaching positions. Meanwhile, he
worked repairing bikes at a bicycle shop.


"A woman came into the shop one day," he says. "She lived on St.
Thomas, and she and her husband ran a bike tour company. I told her
if she ever needed a tour guide or mechanic to give me a call. She did,
and I moved to St. Thomas."
Lorbach's new employers helped him to get established. They
referred him to the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), where
ultimately he was hired and worked as a professor of microbiology
and molecular biology for seven years, also they took him sailing.
"The first time I went sailing I loved it," he says. "I thought it
was fantastic."
Lorbach loved the nautical life so much that he purchased a
Pearson 365 ketch. He's lived-aboard, on a mooring off Water Island's
Honeymoon Bay, ever since.
"Living on the boat taught me many things," he says. "One was
how to sail without an engine. It quit working just after I bought the
boat, so I had to take it out and eventually rebuilt it. In the meantime,
I always made sure to have able bodied people on board when we


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went out sailing. I'd take students out with me. We'd go to Foxy's for
New Year's or on a week's sail around the British Virgin Islands."
Two years before Lorbach left his teaching post at UVI, he knew
that he wanted to somehow teach Virgin Islands' students how to sail
and other marine skills. To this end, he furthered his own education
by working with veteran sail maker, Manfred Dittrich. During this time,


he started racing on
the sailboat of friend,
Paul Davis, who would
compete annually in
regattas in St. Croix,
Puerto Rico,St.Thomas
and the British Virgin
Islands. It was Davis, a
member of the Marine
Action Group (MAG),
who recommended
Lorbach for the pos-
ition of Marine Ind-


"'Ultimately,' says Lorbach,
who is constantly evolving the
program and gaining an ever-
growing classroom of interested
students along the way, 'my
goal is trade-oriented classes
where the students can gain
the skills that will enable them
to get good paying jobs in the
marine industry.'"


ustries instructor at the
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. Davis had previously donated his
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Currier, has started the course. Lorbach was interviewed by MAG
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repaired it," he says. "Basically, since the boat is 40-years old, if
something breaks, it becomes a lesson. The students, primarily
juniors and seniors, have also completely rebuilt and re-bedded the
stanchions. We've also completely repaired the boat after taking a big
wave in the around St. John race that ripped a four-foot hole in the
boat and separated the deck from the hull."
Students have sailed the last two years in the International
Rolex Regatta.
This fall, Lorbach has arranged for a professional aircraft mechanic
to teach the students diesel engine repair. In the future, he hopes to
get the students started on the construction of 15 2-foot sloops called
Windmills that would allow them to hands-on sail in the fall while
Winds Glory is in the yard for hurricane season.
"The Department of Education has furnished all the tools necessary to
for the students to build the boats," says Lorbach. "Now, we are looking
for a funding source to get the marine plywood from off island."
"Ultimately," says Lorbach, who is constantly evolving the program and
gaining an ever-growing classroom of interested students along the way,
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boaters by surprise. Only three
days previously tropical storm
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When Earl was north of Anegada the winds, now at about 120 mph,
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designation, Category 4, with eye wall winds at 131mph plus.
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the storm at its fiercest. Breaking seas broached the bulkhead and

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engulfed the family property. Lashing spraythree stories high and roiling
waves flooded houses and out buildings. Some twenty lofty palms were
flattened and their dock was torn out. Not a single dock remained along
the shoreline and several large fishing boats were beached. Potter's by
the Sea restaurant was almost completely destroyed.
The other islands of the BVI were spared the intensity of Anegada's
experience but exposed north and western shores were also badly
hit. Bob Carson of Southern Trades reported seas of eight to ten feet
pounding Cane Garden Bay with 20-foot cresting waves off Surfing Point.
Bomba's Shack at Capoon's Bay was severely undermined but looked
surprisingly untouched from the road. On one blog it was reported that
'The Shack' suffered $100,000 worth of ... improvements!
At Soper's Hole, Tortola's western most bay many boats were either
beached or sunk. This deep bay with high hills on both north and south
sides is susceptible to the Venturi effect, a funneling of wind creating
a greater velocity. The large motor vessel Leylon Sneed was beached
and the 65-foot Summer Breeze was partially sunk. Some eight other
yachts were either sunk or beached. Galvanized roofing was blown off
some buildings and there was damage to several docks.
In Road Town the roof of the Customs and Immigration building was
blown right across the main thoroughfare and into the forecourt of
Capriccio da Mare, an Italian cafe. Several barges and ferries sustained
damage and partial sinking on Road Harbour's eastern shore.
The extent of the damage around the interior of the islands was
mostly downed trees and power lines. Some roofs were damaged and
debris littered roads.
As of this writing (nine days later), clean up, repairs and rebuilding
are going ahead apace. Amazingly, the Anegada Reef Hotel is open
for business, power has been restored island wide and all roads are
passable. Reports from Anegada are that the island will be in full swing
for the coming season beginning October 1. Resilience and fortitude
are words that aptly describe this proud little island.
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THEY'RE REBELS!

JANET HEIN VISITS REBEL MARINE IN ANGUILLA
WHERE BOAT BUILDING IS AN ART

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JAN HEIN



a bold assault of color White sand
reflects through every watery shade of
blue and if that doesn't induce a smile,
an assortment of brightly painted boats anchored
in the bay will. The vessels range in size and style, .
design and purpose. Many fish while others speed
tourists through and around the island's reef-
spattered waters. Scattered amongst them are a
handful of Rebels, boats that stand out because of
curvaceous lines and simple, elegant design.
Rebel Marine, owned and operated by a talented
crew of Anguillians, design and build world class
yachts right on the hill overlooking Road Bay. Their
production facility, a collection of large, open air ;' ,


buildings holds a constantly changing array of boats in all stages of
construction. Some will serve as high speed ferries shuttling tourists to
and from St. Martin. A few join the day charter business, while others
are destined to take their lucky owners on picnics.
At the center of Rebel Marine is David Carty, yacht designer, builder,
business man and risk taker. He, like so many Anguillians, comes from
a long line of boat builders and seafarers. His great grandfather was
Arthur Romney Carty, owner of the legendary schooner, Warspite. But
that's not how or why David got started in the business.
In 1980 he was the first Anguillian to be appointed as Director of
Tourism, not an easy job considering that the island had hardly been
discovered then. He held the position for a year and some months
and, when it changed to new hands, he made a move that would alter
the course of his life. He decided to sell the first boat he'd ever built,
a 16-footer named Rebel. Proceeds from the sale were enough to buy
materials, launching him into a career as a boat builder.
As vessels began to roll out, David did more and more research on
design. Each launching and test run taught new concepts and different
tricks. He is a skilled draftsman and according to his partner and son,
Damian, "Dad now does the brainstorming and I tweak it."
Damian, an integral figure in a business that has boomed with
success, watched his future take shape while growing up on and
around his father's boats. To expand on the expertise of Rebel Marine,
he attended university in Ft. Lauderdale, earning an Industrial Design
degree. "We work together on new designs," he said. "Dad does a lot
of it. He calculates the displacement, which is crucial."
The largest boat they've completed is a 55 foot concept hull similar
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the wood and epoxy hull then turns it over to David's older brother

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St community since 1965
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complete the package adding rigging, engine installs and gear.
David and Damian do several international boat shows each
year showcasing their genius. They're working on several concepts,
and they occasionally collaborate with other talent on sport fish-
ing designs.
Many of their boats have stuck close to home but Rebel Marine Bet r Bo t I
yachts can also be found in Puerto Rico, throughout the Caribbean
and United States. "One guy came here for a vacation," says Damian.
"He went on a charter aboard the Gotcha, and asked where the boat *
was built. The fella told him it was built up on the hill, so he checked it '4,N
out and bought a 40 foot sport fisher and named it Crazy Salts." '
Most of their customers know what they want and they're more '
than happy to pay for it. A recent construction project required that 0
the team work around the owners gear "Sometimes we get fussy 0 El
customers if they don't know what they want," joked Damian. Cwo tn
As we chatted he pointed out Gilly and Gotcha, two Rebel boats L L,
in the bay. "They're the same boat in the hull but very different down o
below." There were others: Dakota; Whosea; Killy B, and several more
from the Gotcha day charter fleet.
It is no surprise that many craft have passed through Damian's life-
small ones for local races and a few for simply fishing off the rocks. His
current one is the beautiful Rebel Rowser, 30 feet long and fast.
That 16-footer Rebel, the boat that started the whole thing? She
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FINDING OUR WAY
SINT MAARTEN'S MARINE SERVICES

BY LYNN FITZPATRICK


Saint Maarten continues to be abuzz with construction activity
The Simpson Bay Lagoon is changing as preparations are being
made to extend the airport runway and residential complexes,
marinas and boatyards are under construction and expanding.
Bobby's Megayard and St. Maarten Shipyard are both due to increase
their haul out capacity in the near future with St. Maarten Shipyard adding
a 75 ton KMI Sealift and Bobby's adding a 150-ton travel-lift. St. Maarten
has become the place to have boat work done in the Caribbean.
That's all well and good, but whether you are cruising, racing big
boats, or down for a fishing tournament there are times when you don't
need to haul out, but you will need a marine specialist. St. Maarten's
protected waters; its central Caribbean location and international
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As he wriggled through the lifelines, he started to blurt out how
fond he was of our boat and how he had almost purchased it a few
years earlier. He was curious to see what alterations had been made
down below.
After oohing and aahing at the interior refit, the stranger became
our new best friend and an island directory. He told us his story of
having a penchant for restoring unique boats and explained that
he had spent most of the summer in St. Maarten overhauling a 70-
foot yawl.
"If you ever need a recommendation, I'm more than happy to put
you in touch with good people," our guest assured us. We thanked
him for the offer, but thought little of it, because everything seemed
to be in working order.
Afew nights later, we bumped into our new friend at Uncle Harry's
bar and restaurant. By the time he arrived, we had met all of the
regulars who take advantage of the afternoon shade and breeze
to unwind at Uncle Harry's after the St. Maarten shipyard closes for
the day. By that time, our list of projects was lengthy.
St. Maarten Shipyard's Carl Vaughan was happy to take care
of us or put us in touch with anyone we needed. And so it went.
No matter where we went around the Simpson Bay Lagoon,
we always met people who were willing to help or recommend
someone. Did we have 'sucker' tattooed on us? No, but it was
clear that we weren't locals and that we had a lot of boat for two
people to manage.
When we finally got down to the business of making the boat
shipshape, we were making daily runs to Cole Bay. A simple trip




The new docks are in Place
and thee is lots of ac ivity at
the St. Iarten Ship Yard
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to the chandlers would trigger a swing by FKG Rigging. While we
were at the riggers, we might as well walk around the building
and stop in at Tropical Sail Loft, or walk down the street to St.
Maarten Sails and Canvas. And why not drop in on our friends at
Electec? There were times when our visits included a sweep of
Island Water World, Budget Marine and Ace Hardware. On more
than a few occasions, we would run into our contractors coming
and going from the very same stores and warehouses that we
were frequenting.
I can't speak highly enough of the Ace Megacenter. The store
has everything. I filled the car with a toaster, fan, cleaning supplies,
cutlery, baskets, floor mats, towels, linens and even place settings
fit for a photo-shoot. There are many other hardware stores on the
island, including the Kooyman Mega Store, but Ace was well stocked,
friendly and close to all of our other Cole Bay friends.
We weren't in St. Maarten long enough to know how to completely
avoid traffic, and there were times when we wished that we had used
the dinghy to get around rather than a car. We took note of where
our friend kept his boat. It all made sense. He was docked at a small
marina within walking distance of everyone he could possibly need
help from in Cole Bay. Not only that, there was a friendly restaurant
and bar, with WiFi right at the end of his dock. It doesn't get better
than that! -'



Lynn Fitzpatrick's articles on sailing appear regularly in international
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ST. MAARTEN FEE REDUCTION
WELCOME NEWS FOR VISITING YACHTS

BY GARY E. BROWN


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A after months of negotiations between the St. Maarten
Marine Trade Association (SMMTA) and the St. Maarten
Harbor Authority, bridge and mooring fees have been
reduced for yachts 8-18m (26.4 59.5ft) in length. The reduction
was welcomed by the marine industry who report a rapid and
almost devastating decline in arrivals, and a major drop in business
activities since fees were introduced.
"This reduction is very important. It's only for boats under


eighteen meters, but
we've lost sixty-five to
seventy-five per cent
of our cruising class
over the last two years,
and this is a good start
to getting them back."
said Kass Haliday-
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the SMMTA.
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"'This reduction is very
important.... we've lost
sixty-five to seventy-five
per cent of our cruising class
over the last two years, and
this is a good start to getting
them back.' said Kass
Haliday-Johnson ..."

Mr. Mark Mingo, Chief Executive


Officer of the St. Maarten Harbor Group of Companies and
his management team, along with Mr. Jeff Boyd, Managing
Director of MMC Consulting Services. The release said that


their co-operation and understanding throughout months of
discussions had culminated in a final and successful meeting
on September 15, 2010.
Mingo had stated in December, 2010, when the Simpson
Bay Lagoon Authority Corporation (SLAC) was moved to St.
Maarten Harbor Group of Companies, that fees and the financial
management of SLAC and its assets, was one of their first priorities
and would be addressed within the year That has now come to
pass. However, is it too little too late?
"Obviously, it didn't go far enough," said Haliday-Johnson.
"We've lost a big sector of the market in the 100 tol20-foot boats
and that needs to be addressed soon. But right now to get this
for the cruising boats was very important."
According to the SMMTA, negotiations with the Harbor
Holding Group are ongoing, with both sides working to improve
the growth and health of St. Maarten's Marine sector This is
good news for visiting yachts as further reductions in bridge and
mooring fees come under discussion.
Effective January 1, 2011, fees for vessels in the categories
eight to eighteen meters will change as follows: A thirty per cent
reduction in bridge fee rates; and a rebate of two free weeks out
of every eight consecutive weeks spent in St. Maarten. -
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ERNEST BRIN

NEW DIRECTOR FOR THE PORT OF GUSTAVIA

BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GREAUX


Ernest Bnn


seat at the Port of Gustavia in December 2009. At that
time, Brin had worked at the port for 20 years and had
become one of two harbormasters working alongside
former port director Bruno Greaux. Brin's first season was tumultuous
as well as extremely busy.
"The 2009/2010 season had a good start," says Brin. "The docks
were full as of December 20. Unfortunately, the arrival of a tropical
depression with high swells caused me to evacuate the port on
December 28 and keep it closed until January 2, 2010." Brin realized
the risk he was taking as well as the risk to the boats if they stayed at
the docks. As a result, on New Year's Eve the docks were eerily empty
rather than the center of the big annual party in the Port of Gustavia.
"It was important to ensure optimal security for the boats in spite of
everyone's general disappointment. It was reassuring when all of the
owners and skippers congratulated us on our efficiency."
Brin joined the port in May, 1989, just as the transatlantic regatta 'Le
Point-Europe 1' was about to arrive in Gustavia from Lorient, France,
with a fleet of 23 multi and mono-hulls. "The port was under the
direction of Claude Bruneteau at that time," recalls Brin. "I started
working for him at the bottom of the ladder and worked my way up.
At that time the port staff comprised of only four people, and Brin
arrived with a diploma in the hotel sector, where he had been working
for five years. "When one of the port staff left, I received a call from
Daniel Blanchard, mayor of Saint Barth at the time, asking if I would
like to work at the port. I learned on the job." In July 1994, Brin went to
France for a training course at the port of La Rochelle.
Today, Brin is the director of two busy ports: the main Port of
Gustavia, where some of the world's most magnificent motor yachts





ST. BARTH CATA-CUP
FULL ROSTER FOR 2010

BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GREAUX

When the 2010 St Barth Cata-Cup sets sail on November

19-21, a full roster of 43 teams of two, from around the
world, will compete in this increasingly popular event.
Re-launched in 2008, after a hiatus since 1994, the Cata-Cup
is now run by a non-profit association, Saint Barth Multi-Hulls,
in collaboration with the Nautical Center of Saint Barth and the


and sailboats anchor
during the winter season,
and the commercial
port. The latter plays a
vital roll in the island's
economy as everything
from food to building
materials is imported,
and subject to an import
duty. This provides a
major revenue stream
for Saint Barth.
Brin and his staff make
sure all boats come an
Sgo safely during a very
o busy nautical calendar
which runs from the New


Year's Eve Regatta and through the spring with a variety of events from
the St. Barth Bucket to Les Voiles de Saint Barth, as well as the biennial
Transat Ag2r, and smaller races such as the West Indies Regatta. For
Brin and his staff, it's all in a day's work and hopefully the coming
season will be smooth sailing from start to finish! -


Ellen Lampert-Greaux lives in Saint Barthelemy where she is editor-in-
chief of Harbour Magazine, and has been a regular contributor to All At
Sea since 2000. She also writes regularly about entertainment design
and technology for Live Design magazine, and about Caribbean
architecture for MACO, a Trinidad-based lifestyle magazine.




Saint Barth Yacht Club, with support from the Collectivity of
Saint Barthelemy. Everyone involved in the organization works
on a volunteer basis, and the event is affiliated with the French
Sailing Federation.
"We were overwhelmed with inquiries and had to close
the list. We wanted to stop at 40 but ultimately took 43,"
says Helene Guilbaud, one of the Cata-Cup organizers along
with Jeff Ledee, Thierry Lhinares, and Vincent Jordil. "We
didn't just want competitors from France, so we put quotas
on geographical areas," Guilbaud adds, noting that there are
boats coming from France, Finland, Guadeloupe, Martinique,
St Barth, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Sweden,
Poland, and St. Martin.


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Although last year's winners will not be on hand to
defend their title, leading catamaran racers will ply the
waters of the Bay of St Jean. These include Enrique
Figueroa, the four-time champion from Puerto Rico, Patrick
Demesmaeker, from the Royal Belgium Sailing Club, and
Emmanuel Boulogne, the French F18 world champion
and winner of the 2008 Cata-Cup. Miguel Danet, a local St
Barth sailor who has competed twice in the Ag2r, will also
participate with St Barth resident Julien Darmon.
The Cata-Cup covers the costs of bringing the competing
boats to St Barth in 40-foot containers, and provides
lodging and meals for the participants. In addition to the
pro racing, the event also involves local sailors and kids,
with St Barth Yacht Club's Optimist races, and windsurfing
competitions from the Nautical Center of Saint Barth. Since
its re-launch in 2008, the St Barth Cata-Cup has made great
strides in becoming one of the leading multi-hull events in
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STORY AND PHOTO BY ELS KROON


n early August an exceptional sea transport vessel attracted the
attention of hundreds of people in and around Caracas Bay.
Dockwise's Blue Marlin, a 224m (739ft) semi-submersible, open
deck heavy transport carrier, brought a new-built semi-submersible
drilling platform of more than 41,000 tons from Singapore to the island.
The Blue Marlin discharged the platform Noble Jim Day in Caracas
Bay It tookjust ten minutes to launch the 134 x 86m (442 x 283ft) rig by the
float-on float-off method after it was cut loose from the deck. The colossus
was then towed to St Michiel Bay for fitting-out. Divers from Miami Diver
installed eight thrusters, and local companies helped the vessel prepare
for sea trials before the platform left for the Gulf of Mexico.
"The Blue Marlin is just like her sister ship Black Marlin, specially
constructed and adapted for these heavy load transports," said
Dockwise's superintendent Sybren de Jong. De Jong guided the
project from the loading of the platform at the Jurong Shipyard in
Singapore, to its discharge in Caracas Bay. The Noble Jim Day is the
second largest oil platform to be carried on the Blue Marlin's 178 x
63m (587 x 207ft) submersible cargo deck.
After unloading, the ship immediately left for South Korea and a
similar job. Previously Dockwise transported several vessels for the
U.S. Navy, and the 60,000 ton oil platform Thunder Horse PDQ. Since
last year the Dutch company is listed in Curacao by VR Shipping.
The Noble Jim Day is owned by Noble Drilling Services based in
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VISITS CURACAO

STORY AND PHOTO BY ELS KROON


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Colombia's tall ship ARC Gloria paid two visits to the
island's capital Willemstad in September.
Gloria, the official flagship and sail-training vessel
of the Colombian Navy, is based in Cartagena, where she
is moored just a few minutes walk from Cartagena's historic
central district. Purpose built in 1968; the 72.6m (239ft) steel-
hulled ship is one of the biggest and most beautiful tall
ships afloat. On board there is plenty of varnished wood and
polished brass and her three masts and 23 sails give her a
magnificent appearance. Every step on the ship has the name
Gloria engraved in the solid brass scuff-plates. Her figurehead,
coated in gold-leaf, is known as Maria Salud, which is said to
be the name of the artist's daughter
While in Curagao the Gloria carried a full crew of 155,
of whom 73 were cadets. Guests were welcomed by
Commander Guillermo Laverde Rend6n, and honored with
a 'Corazon' (heart) pin.
Gloria is often invited to tall ship regattas, and the government
of Colombia use the ship to showcase their county's history to
the many foreign dignitaries who step on board.
During his stay, Commander Laverde Rend6n paid a visit to
Mrs. Emily deJongh-Elhage, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Antilles, and presented her with a beautiful escutcheon plaque.
Over the weekend, the ship was open to the public.
Gloria's visit to Curagao was organized by the Sail
Foundation. The foundation was established in 2000 in
order to promote interest in traditional ships by organizing
international maritime events. -


Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works
as an award-winning free-lance photojournalist in Curagao.


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First met Karen Hale-Jackson when I offered
to be part of the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing
Association Race Committee Crew. Karen
was one of a group of loyal volunteers who
spent their Sundays-come rain or shine-sitting
on a rocking boat waiting for the racing yachts to
complete their course. Among other duties, Karen's
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Karen's lively sense of humor and that she was a
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of Spain Hash House Harriers. However, it was only
when she exhibited her art at a silent auction, which
was combined with a sailing regatta to raise funds
for the Cancer Society, that I realized she was also .
a gifted artist.


Born in Trinidad in 1956, Karen says she was born to paint and
while growing up spent every free moment with a paint brush in her
hand. With maturity came the demands of family and children and
it was not until 2000, while laid-up with a foot injury that she started
to paint seriously again. Since then she has exhibited regularly in
Trinidad, and her acrylic and water color painting reflects her many
*;' interests: her love of the sea, her enthusiasm for hashing through
tropical forest with its rivers, birds and abundant plant life, her
fondness for animals and delight in the music and color of Carnival.
Developing her painting style and method is a continuous learning
experience for her and is constantly evolving. She welcomes
commissions as she says she enjoys creating paintings that have
special meaning for her client.
For Trinidadians, as well as visiting cruisers who, like me, have
a strong tie with Trinidad and Tobago, her work touches on many
aspects of this surprising twin island country that continue to draw
one back to it again and again in particular the flamboyant color
and energy of the local culture, the tranquility and mystery of the
M. "natural environment.

r Dancing Ladies and Young Moko Jumbies
One can feel the swirling energy and confidence of these two dancers,
Sdoing what Trinidadians do best- celebrate music. Carnival costumes
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Most people agree that one of the main
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their natural musical and sporting talent,
their easygoing warmth and humour,
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40 Tiara, 1999
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$220,000


55 1984 Baic- Excellent racer/cruiser, well equipped, in New York....$385,000
53 1968 Gallant Rare English cruising ketch, strong and fast...$149,000
49 2003 Bavana Prateone owner yacht owner 'slyout wusage....$230,000
48 1970 Huges Yawl Classic S&S design center cockpit cruiser.. $65,000
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 Wndboats- Pblthouse ketch, strong ad egant.... $125,000
42 1989 Endeavour- CC Sbop, spacious layout, perfect Ireaboard.$119,000
42 1980 Pearson 424 Ketch- Many mapr upgrades, excellent desgn...$79,500
41 1982 Morgan OI- CC cruising ketch, Perins, dinghy & more$69,000
39 1974 South Sea Steel passage maker, orgnal owner, bnng ofers...$55,000
38 2002 Maxm- Prvate o owner yacht nevercharered w hours..$210,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt Steel Center cockpit, many upgrades .....$69,000
37 1979 Endeavour Ketch -A-plan layout, Perkins, well maintained..$44,500


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36 1982 Pearson New engine 06 new rgging 07, many upgrades.$39,000
35 1977 Pearson-Classicceerboard sop, Yanmr, new botbm paint.$25,000
30 1998 Maine Cat- Qualty built cat with open design, great shape.$85,000
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57 2002 Carver Plothouse Voyager- Twn Voos, excellent condton .$499,000
55 1986Angel Cockpt MotorYacht- Ownersverson,flybndge, offers $199,000
48 1982 Hatteras Cockpt MotorYacht- Twn GM's, custom features ...$249,000
42 1999 Cruers- Twn cats, genset, fulequipped, well maintained ..$175,000
40 1999 Tara Hardtop, twin cats, well equipped island cruiser...$220,000
39 2003 Liberty Due Boat-Approved for 18 divers, singB cat desel... $85,000
38 1967 Camcraft -Aluminum crew boat, completely refit in 2002. $50,000
35 1987 Formua PC- Twin Mercrusers, complete cabin, low hours... $49,000
30 1993 Luhrs Tournament Twin Vovos, cabin, flybrdge, patform..$64,900
30 2000 Mainship Pilot- Single Yanmar, custom top, full cabin ...$79,000


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24' 2007 Tes 720 ....................................................................... US$55,000
30' 1984 Carter 30....................................................................... US$29,000
32' 1978 Rival MDC.................................................................... US$35,000
34' 1978 Steel Sloop (ROB) ....................................................... US$30,000
36' 1977 Roberts Home Built (located in Barbados)............... US$40,000
37' 2006 Hallberg Rassy ..................................................... US$359,000.00
37.6' 1987 Topaz .......................................................................... US$85,000
38' 1997 Beneteau .................................................................. US$100,000
38' 2005 Van de Staadt Seal...................................... US$70,000
39' 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .......................reduced to US$70,000
40' 1981 Divorne Steel ............................................................ US$50,000
40' 1986 TaShing Tashiba (excellent condition) .reduced to US$179,500
40' 2002 Hermine DI (launched 2008)....................................... EU264,000
41' 1982 Sigma Marine Project ................................................ US$60,000
41' 1985 Irwin Ketch .................................................................. US$85,000
42' 1986 Endeavour.................................................................... US$98,000
43' 1999 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon................................................ EU247,500
43' 1985 Gitana .......................................... ................ ............. US$115,000
44' 1979 Saraband Steel ...................................... EU25,000
45' 1998 Peterson cutter......................................... US$189,999


45' 1999 Passport a/c 44........................................................ US$365,000
46' 1988 Comet 460 ................................................................ US$136,000
46' 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ........................... US$329,000
48' 1971 Motor Sailer................................................................. US$90,000
48' 1981 Viva Nautica.............................................................. US$148,500
50' 1974 Motor Yacht (locally built) .......................................... US$35,000
50' 1991 Celestial Pilothouse.................................................. US$268,000
50' 2001 Beneteau ...................................... EU188,000
51' 1986 Beneteau ................................................................. US$225,000
51' 1989 Beneteau (owner's version) .................................... US$160,000
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

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40' 1999 Woods Catamaran.................................... US$247,500
34' 1980 Wharram Tangaroa.............................. US$35,000


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CARRIACOU SLOOP 'PIPEDREAM'
1984. 39' overall. New cockpit, deck
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Quick boat. Lying Antigua. Become part
of W.Indlan sail. A non profit heritage
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PEARSON 40 C/B SLOOP. Bill Shaw
design, hull #8 1979. Westerbeke die-
sel. Extensively refitted this year with lots
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$52,000.1 2844944311 orbill@rwhirst.com

IC 24 FOR SALE, GOOD CONDI-
TION, well maintained, New Racing
Sails + set of practice sails, Includes
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Island, St Thomas USVI based. Reduced
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LEOPARD 42, 2002, 4 cabin, new
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ward windows and associated hatches
the 6 kw northern lights gen set only
has 500 hours on it, new main sail,
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249000 US $, Contact monika@ketch.
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HENDERSON 30 YEAR 97',
Numerous sails and spinnaker,
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Excellent Conditions. Ready to go.
Located in Puerto Rico.
$135,000 OBO Call 787.630.1318





BENETEAU 445, 1993 3 staterooms,
3 heads, picture boat Evening Star is
showonon 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,
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LEOPARD 47, 2001, crewed version,
professional captain matintained since
new, genset, hardtop, radar, autopilot,
compressors + scuba gear, watermaker,
SSB, RIB w/25hp, new sails & cushions
2007, GPS plotter, microwave, icemak-
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Jerry Blakeslee, svislomania@yahoo.
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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, PR.
Asking price $95,000.00 Please contact
oliverashector@pintolaw.com

ALDEN-DESIGNED CLASSIC
BRISTOL 35 SLOOP, 1974. New
standing rigging, dodger (2009). New
'05: sails (full-battened mainsail), Imron
paint, through-hulls, Harken RF, bilge
pumps/electronics. Lovingly cared for
inside and out. Proven bluewater cruis-
er. Reduced for rapid sale $23,000.
email: ybutt2002@yahoo.com


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In good condition lying in Barbados.
Kiss wind generator, Caribe dinghy
and Honda 2 HP outboard.
Contact Nick at 246 262 2761
or nick@silvermoonbarbados.com
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Asking price $30K USD.
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JEANNEAU GIN FIZZ 1994 38FT,
fully recon 3GM yanmar engine,
Raymarine chartplotter, Auto Pilot, VHF,
fully rigged including cruising shute,
fully fitted galley with 2 fridges, and
almost new stove ready to be fitted (cost
$1000).2 cabins, 1 head, great sailor,
excellent live aboard boat, ready to go -
asking $22,000. clairem73@gmail.com

1979 PEARSON RACERICRUISER
WITH 5'-9'CENTERBOARD. New
2004 Westerbeke 40 HP Diesel. Lying
Culebra PR or Virgin Islands. A steal of
a deal! Angus Beavers (435 962-0094);
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3075 Model, Fresh water-cooled 5-liter
EFI Bravo 3 Mercury engines.
Generator, Air-conditioning, 190 engine hours.
Boat is in perfect condition. Needs nothing.

$59,000.00 US

Lying in St. Maarten.
Will deliver to neighboring islands.



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4 Staterooms, 3 Bath,
2 Generators 20kw & 15kw,
2 Detroit Diesel Engines
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Dinghy Novurania 15'
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Yamaha engine, Stabilizers,
Water Maker 1,200gpd,
Fully Equipped

Boat located in Fajardo,
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tools, be knowledgeable about common systems found on sail
and power boats up to 50ft in length and be able to operate these
vessels as well. References required.
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personable, happy and ready to make our client's vacations special
boating knowledge is a plus.
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track of all our loose screws boating knowledge and computer
skills are a big plus.
PART TIME:
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wants to earn extra money. You will meet and greet charter clients,
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sail. You must be able to demonstrate all of the mechanical systems
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great vacation. You can work as much or as little as you desire.


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26' 1987 Whale Boat 34' 1989 Sea Ray Express 42' 1984 Present Trawler
$18,000 $55,000 $79,900
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36' 1986 Canadian Seacraft
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28' '78 Cape Dory, Classic, Refit 6/07....$35K
33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit....... $25K
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 ............... $99K


50' '78 Nautor Motorsailer, reft, excellent cond.$325K
60 '82 Nautcal Ketch, 4stms, charterorcruse.$219K
POWER
26' '87 Whale Boat, Diesel, CG cert........ $18K
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


50' 1982 Nautical Motorsailer
$325,000


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 Silverton MY, excellent cond ........$260K
48' '99 Dyna Craft MY, 435HP diesels.$299.5K
48' '02 DynaCraftMY,3strms 450HPCats...$350K
53' "76 Unilite Utility, custom Navytransport..$99.9K
55' '03 Dyna Craft MY 3 strms, 700HP Cats.$950K
56' "81 Custom Pilot House, Cold Molded....60K


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Antilles Power Depot, Inc.....................48
Atlas Yachts / Charter ..........................84
B.V.I. Yacht Sales .................................... 82
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Budget Marine......C4, 19, 21, 23, 71,88
Camper & Nicholsons ........................87
Captain Oliver's Marina ........................64
Caribbean Battery ..................................94
Caribbean Inflatable Boats
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Cooper Marine, Inc.......................... 86
Curacao M arine .......................................73
CYOA Yacht Charters........................ 89
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Grenada Board of Tourism...................41
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EPIRB KANNAD 406 PRO SV, a sur-
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DIRECTORY NEEDS A CARIBBEAN
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Captains and meet the yacht industry
service providers. Outgoing personal-
ity is a must. Strong relationship skills
and professional attitude needed. Detail
oriented people with yacht experience
please email chris@allatsea.net

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WORK, Powerboat rental/tour business
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and selling for the price of the boats.
Pocket Yachts comes up first page on
Google. Contact Dan 340 690 6015
pocketyachtsvi.com, $75,000.00

SUCCESSFUL SATELLITE EQUIP-
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utor requirements, and required skills.
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and Sony dealer. Opportunities to
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WONDERFUL SNORKEL BUSINESS
FOR SALE. Well established, snorkel
charter business on popular Caribbean
island. Great cash flow, $1.6M in assets.
Asking $2.75M. Email for info: matt@
bluewaterbb.com

EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPOR-
TUNITY: MARINE COMMUNI-
CATIONS OEM USVI Mfg. Based, for
Caribbean and Worldwide distribution.
Extensive Research & Development
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Distribution "Market Ready" now.
$100K This is NOT a bare start-
up. Participation Negotiable. Serious
Business Interests Only. Reply w/full
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AFFORDABLE CARIBBEAN SAILING
HOLIDAYS. Fully insured; qualified crew;
create your dream itinerary; learn to sail.
2 double cabins available from $275/day/
cabin. Visit www.miramarsailing.com or call
+1 268 721 3456




10FT AVON FIBERGLASS BOTTOM
RIB, good condition. Some patches, $500,
15HP 2 stroke Mercury outboard, runs
great, dependable. $850, or will partially
trade for dependable 2 stroke 5hp out-
board. M Cook kamani74@hotmail.com,
340-690-1702




OWN YOUR OWN SLIP IN BEAUTI-
FUL SAPPHIRE BEACH MARINA,
ST. THOMAS, USVI. North dock slip
for sale: $95,000. Contact Fiona at
John Foster Real Estate 340-626-4690
flonastuart33@yahoo.com

DOCKAGE IN THE BVI, TORTOLA,
EAST END. Reasonable rates with all
amenities on site including; Hotel,
Chandlery, Dive Centre, Shower rooms,
Laundry, 2 Restaurants and new large
supermarket. Ideal for Crewed Yachts.
email; yssbvi@hotmail.com or har-
bourview@surfbvl.com

65 FT BOAT SLIP FOR SALE.
Sapphire Resort & Marina. East End,
St. Thomas, USVI. $125,000. obo.
Adjacent to beautiful beach & pool.
Safe, secure facilities. Just a short
15mins boat ride to the BVI's. 787-
366-3536 Ivc99@aol.com




CREWED CHARTER SAILING
CATAMARAN BASED IN U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS looking for an experienced
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Charter area includes BVI's. Must be
licensed, a diver, and experienced in
the galley. Please email interest and
resume to: LLewis0000@aol.com

43' CATAMARAN SEEKING PAY-
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6 PAC OUPV CAPTAIN NEEDED
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QUANTUM SAILS BVI (TORTOLA,
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BOATBUILDERSWANTED-Woodstock
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ST. MAARTEN FOR RENT: Commercial
space Lagoon Marina Cole Bay: 50 m2
ground floor + 24 m2 entresol $ 1450.-
per month. Office space 40 m2 first floor
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Info: 00599 5442611 www.lagoon-marl-
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ST. MAARTEN COLE BAY
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rental. Marina waterfront, 2 bedroom
apartment with dock space available
within 10 meters. Overlooking lagoon,
nicely renovated, fully furnished, laun-
derette, security and parking. Info:
00599 5442611 www.lagoon-marina.
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#1 RATED CARIBBEAN BEACH-
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La Ceiba Honduras on the Caribbean
north coast. $379,000 usd contact
senorjimfleming@yahoo.com

ONE BEDROOMISTUDIO UNITS AT
SAPPHIRE VILLAGE. St. Thomas,
USVI, Short/Long Term Available,
Starting at $125.00 Daily/$875.00
Weekly. 787-366-3536 or lvc99@
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CHARTER CAPTAIN AVAILABLE FOR
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Go to Caribbeanislandsailing.com.

NEED A PERSONAL ASSISTANT,
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Frida @ 340-244-4322

3 EXPERIENCED CAPTAINS WITH
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VERY EXPERIENCED MARINE
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out major machinery repairs, overhauls,
installations. Have excellent references.
Call Tom Brown, 954 404 2702

C.P. BRODEUR INC. IS LOCATED IN
NEW BEDFORD MASS. Full service
Cat dealer. Service/Sales from 3100's
to 3500 series. In the islands (STT,
STJ) every 4 weeks or so. Available
for service appointments during those
times. 508-993-0334

AMERICAN PROPERTY CARE-
TAKER 27 YEARS EXPERIENCE for
structures, 61, wife 55, Trinidad national
cook and adapt at primary health care,
seek onsite position. mm. 1 yr. con-
tract. engineer background presently in
Trinidad, all areas considered. Excellent
documents upon request. Email: mont-
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>25,000 ocean miles. Livelong sailor.
Certified United States Coast Guard
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rom the time you set out to the time you arrive in the
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has to offer the beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise
waters, tropical breezes, swaying palm trees, surfing, sailing,
scuba diving, windsurfing, and more.
There are many delicious Caribbean dishes and many different ways
to prepare them from fresh fish and burgers to Tostones!




Preparation time: 5 mins. Cooking time: 30 mins. Serves: 6 8.
3 unripe firm and green plantain Salt
3 cups vegetable oil Fresh Limes
Peel the plantains. Cut peeled plantains into one-inch pieces. Heat a
heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and fry for five
minutes, then set the plantains out on paper towels to drain and cool
slightly. Smash each fried plantain to a quarter-inch thickness with a
mallet or the heel of your hand.
Soak the plantains in salty water for one minute; they'll emerge
perfectly seasoned. Set them out on paper towels to drain. Fry the
tostones again for five minutes until crisp; drain them on paper towels and
season with a little more salt before serving. Squeeze with fresh lime juice.




Preparation time: 15 mins. Standing time: 30 mins.
Cookina time: 15 mins. Serves: 4.


1/3 cup couscous
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon allspice


1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 Ib ground turkey
4 whole-wheat English muffins/
hamburger buns, split & toasted
Red pepper hummus
4 slices tomato
4 lettuce leaves


1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Spinach leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt
Combine couscous and water in a small bowl; let stand for about 30
minutes, or until the couscous is tender and the water is absorbed. Heat
oil in a medium-size skillet over low heat. Add bell pepper, garlic, thyme,
curry powder, cumin, allspice, ginger, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne.
Cook, stirring, until the bell pepper is softened, about 2 minutes. Let cool.
Prepare a grill or preheat the broiler. Combine turkey, the couscous
and the bell-pepper mixture in a medium-sized bowl; mix thoroughly
but lightly. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. If using the grill,
oil the grill rack (see below) or oil the broiler pan. Grill or broil the


patties until browned and no longer pink inside, about 6 minutes
per side. Place on English muffins or buns, spread with hummus and
garnish with tomato slices, lettuce, and spinach leaves.
Note: To oil a grill rack; oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs
and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)




Preparation time: 20 mins. Marinating time: overnight.
Cooking time: 2 hrs. Serves: 6.
6 skinless, boneless, 1 pint chicken stock
chicken breast halves cut in strips 1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup olive oil 4 Tbsp chutney
1 green bell pepper, seeded & chopped 1 Tbsp turmeric
2 large onions, peeled and chopped Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup mild curry powder Dash or two of Tabasco
Sear chicken in 3 Tbsp oil; set aside. Saute onions and green peppers
until soft and golden brown. Stir in curry powder Add raisins,
chutney, turmeric, salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Add 1 pint chicken
stock and simmer for 1/2 hour. (Let sit overnight if possible.) 1 hour
before serving heat mixture, covered. Add strips of chicken and cook
over medium heat for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through
and no longer pink inside. Stir occasionally and make sure it does not
burn curry powder burns easily!
Serve with the Mango Chutney


Preparation time: 30 mins. Cooking time: 1 hr Makes: about 14 cups.
3 quarts mangoes, firm, 4 oz fresh ginger, grated
peeled, and chopped 5 hot peppers,
2 pints white vinegar seeded & finely chopped
1 Ib raisins, seedless 2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic 4 oz dry mustard
or small onion, chopped 3 Ibs brown sugar
Put mangoes in a large saucepan with 1 pint of vinegar and boil for
about 40 minutes or until mangoes are soft. In a bowl mix garlic,
ginger peppers, salt, mustard and raisins. In a separate pot boil 1
pint vinegar with 3 Ibs sugar until it forms a syrup, about 15 minutes.
Add the garlic mixture and the sugar syrup to the mangoes and boil,
while stirring, for 15 minutes.
Sterilize glass jars; fill while the chutney is still warm. Seal by pouring
a thin layer of paraffin wax on top.
Note: Alternative easier method to one above: In a large heavy
bottom saucepan put sugar, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil and boil
for five minutes. Add all other ingredients, bring back to a boil and
boil for 1 hour, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, cool, fill glass
jars and seal. -Z

Please send me your suggestions of what you would like me to write
about and please send any special easy recipes that you may like to
share Jan@allatsea.net Happy cookin'... Jan


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
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