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What a fabulous time of year to be in the Caribbean. The warm
trade winds are blowing and here come the yachts. Yachts of all
shapes and sizes: crewed yachts, solo sailors, mom, pop and the
kids, megayachts, super yachts and even gigayachts. I never tire
of watching them stream into St. Maarten. To have sailed to the
Caribbean means you have an interesting tale to tell and memo-
ries to share. It could be a beautiful sunset, dolphins playing under
the bow, a raging storm, a sip of rum in the cockpit with friends.
Something else you acquire while sailing is seamanship and, no
matter how long you have been sailing, you ignore seamanship at
your peril. I speak from experience. A couple of times during my
earlier voyaging I feared my boat would join the ranks of those
found sporting a 'For Sale' sign in one of the great sailing cross-
roads of the world: Gibraltar, Panama, Las Palmas, Trinidad. Had
that happened All At Sea would have a different editor.

My fondest memories of Christmas go back to the time when I vis-
ited my grandparents at the port of Goole in Yorkshire, England.
Goole is the furthest inland port in Britain and to get there ships
had to navigate the river Humber and then the river Ouze. As the
ships approached the port they made a sweeping turn around a
great bend and the first thing you saw was the top of their masts
riding high across a vast area of farmland. At Christmas the ships
carried a fir tree lashed to the masthead. The tradition seems to
have died out although I did see a few European ships hanging
on to it while in Las Palmas a few years ago. It would be no good
lashing a Christmas tree to our masthead as it is lying in the rack in
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JUNIOR SAILING -
THE PATH TO SUCCESS
No yacht club in the US can match the
amazing successes in junior sailing that the *
St. Thomas Yacht Club has achieved in the -
past year. Currently sailors coming through -
their junior program claimed three of the
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al at the Inaugural ISAF Junior Olympics as
well as having the top rated match racer in
North and South America in the ISAF rankings. Many have asked why we are successful
and it of course begins with our beautiful year round weather and wonderful trade winds,
but other countries also have similar conditions but few success stories.
The first and foremost thing these sailors all have in common is lots of time on the
water but more importantly 'lots of fun time on the water'. They have all sailed for
hour upon hour, exploring, creating their own drills, sailing in light air, heavy air and all
sea conditions. They sail because they enjoy it not because they were pushed by daily
coaching. It is far better when they leave the beach to advise them to have 'fun' rather
than 'listen to your coach'. In addition to the importance of pleasure it is also never too
early to explain the basic rules of sailing to young sailors. They need to understand early
that sailing is a self-policing sport and a poor sportsman's label will stick with them as
long as they sail. Coaches often forget this concept in their zeal to push for results and
please parents.
Young sailors need good coaching and they need it often if they are to progress to
national prominence, but certainly not daily or even weekly. If they are not coached they
become stagnant and they need to be challenged by ideas, drills and the hard practice
that come with coaching. What we have found to be very effective is to bring in an ex-
cellent coach every few months for a long weekend or over a school break. Make these
periods an extremely intense time with long days and lots of 'chalk talk'. Whatever con-
cepts the coach has taught during this period must be practiced and mastered before the
coach's next visit. Make the idea of the arrival of a coach a big event that the youngsters
anticipate and appreciate. Daily coaching can lead to burnout and destroy the fun factor
the sport should bring.
It is also extremely important that young sailors travel to other venues so they may
experience different sailing conditions and sail against others whose skills are better than
their own. Start with the neighboring islands and then try an event or two in the US. Try
not to throw your young sailor into a 'world' competition before he is comfortable in big
US fleets. We often do a disservice to young sailors by sending them to highly competitive
events in Europe or South America because you as a parent like the more exotic location
for a vacation rather than a trip to Hampton, Virginia.
Push the 'fun factor' and not results. Winning comes after the sport is appreciated for
what it is and not because you as parents or coaches make this the goal.


-Bill Canfield,
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46 ANTIGUA CHARTER
YACHT SHOW PREVIEW
Caribbean Charter Yacht Trends

48 NAUTICAL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
AROUND THE CARIBBEAN


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DEPARTMENTS
6 EDITOR'S LOG


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
WHERE IN THE WORLD?
CARIBBEAN NEWS
EVENT CALENDAR
YACHT CLUB NEWS
SAILING HUMOR
Ironic, Moronic Truth of Fat Money
Sailing with Charlie: Provisioning


26 FISHING
Golden Hook's Guy/Gal Challenge
Whopper 560-lb. Swordfish Caught
Diana Wins 47th Port Antonio Intl

30 RACING CIRCUIT
Grasshopper and Mentor Compete
at Aguilar Match Race
Bob Fisher Cup Results
Ladies in Racing

36 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING
Rigging: Ignore It At Your Peril
Depth Sounding the Hard Way

42 TIPS &TRICKS
Rub Rails: How to Cope with Rope

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61 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN
Silva Clinches 1st Leg of Surfski Tour
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Appreciation Day at Majestic Coatings (left to right): Joanna Jardine and Mel Ramdial of Majestic
Coatings & Supplies, Denis Laesker of Sea Hawk Paints, and Jeason Kanick.


Majestic Coatings and Supplies
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Trinidad, Chaguaramas Majestic Coatings and Supplies, a small
company with a big heart, held an Appreciation Day in September.
Directors Mel and Joanna invited contractors, applicators and yachties
to join them at their Coral Cove Marina location to thank them for their
business and celebrate the start of a new yachting season. The party
was supported by Sea Hawk Paints, and a large number of guests en-
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Caribbean Sailing Association
Regatta Organizers Conference
Bringing the Islands of the Caribbean together can be a challenge but
that is exactly what happened at the Caribbean Sailing Association
(CSA) Regatta Organizers Conference held in St. Maarten in Octo-
ber. Chaired by CSA President Cary Byerley, and attended by repre-
sentatives of 12 Caribbean Regattas, the conference covered a vari-
ety of issues. The theme running through the conference was one of
cooperation and subjects discussed included Promotion and Press,
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tas in Tobago. Thanks to the fast ferry and regular flights between the
islands, transfer of goods between Trinidad and Tobago is easy While
a number of Tobagonians make regular visits to the Trinidad store in
Chaguaramas, Budget Marine's new Tobago agent will actively seek out
potential customers and make the ordering and receiving of products
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Daniella can be contacted at: Tobago Marine Supplies Tel: 868-367-
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success of the tournament. Being such a short ride from the North
Drop, makes it easy to combine a full day of fishing with some relaxing
time ashore."
Once again the team from Al Behrendt Enterprises will run the
catch and release tournament. Behrendt has successfully run the
Bahamas Billfish Tournament for the past 28 years.
Dates: July 17-20 2011. For info contact Al Behrendt Enterprises at
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News for Yachts
Returning to Europe in 2011
World Cruising Club announces a new US
departure port for their transatlantic rally to
Europe, ARC Europe. Convenient for boat-
ers in the Chesapeake and New England, the
port of Hampton, Virginia, will be the home
for yachts starting in the USA.
ARC Europe takes yachts from either
Hampton or Tortola, BVI, first to Bermuda
where the two fleets rendezvous, then
across the Atlantic to sail and explore the
Azores archipelago.
The fleet reaches the European continent
in June in time for the European sailing sea-
son. Yachts start in Hampton on May 6 2011
before crossing the 640nm to Bermuda.
There they will meet and socialize with the
Tortola fleet, enjoying five to seven days of
social activities and pre-Atlantic preparation
in St George's. The re-start in Bermuda will
take place on May 18, the yachts then com-
plete the longest leg of 1800nm to the island
of Faial in the Azores. Following a cruise
around the archipelago, yachts depart from
Sao Miguel on June 11 for the final passage
of 820nm to Lagos in southern Portugal.
Some yachts leave the rally in the Azores to
sail northeast to England, but most join to-
gether to enjoy the prize giving dinner in La-
gos on June 19.
Details from: worldcruising.com/arceurope/


BVI Billfish Tournament
to Return in 2011
Virgin Gorda The Bitter End Yacht Club
(BEYC) is to restart a fishing tournament last
held in 2008. The new event, to be called the
BVI Billfish Tournament, will be permanently
hosted by the BEYC.
"We are thrilled that the tournament will
be returning next year," said Sandra Gr-
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PASSAGES
JULIAN PUTLEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO 'BRUDDA MAN KEES' STAPEL


Kees departed on his final
voyage in early September
2010. He will be remem-
bered for his aura of quiet,
calm and peaceful demean-
or. He was a sailor's sailor,
a hippy's hippy and a men-
tor to all seeking a free-
wheeling way of life. With
his sun bleached blonde
hair, 'stache and whiskers
blowing in the wind he was
often seen sailing his small
Piver tri, The Wiz, standing
naked, one foot on the tiller
and giving a happy wave.
I knew Kees in the early
70s in St Thomas' Benner
Bay (the lagoon) where we
were both fixing up our small
boats to go cruising. Later
we moved over to nearby
False Entrance, a beautiful,
calm and protected anchor-


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age behind a fringing reef
with a small island, Cas Cay
to one side. Other like-minded sailors were there too and a com-
munal atmosphere developed. Kees adopted the bay as his tem-
porary home and later the island became known as Happy Island
with Kees as unofficial 'Mayor of Happy Island'. Sometime later
his son Kees Love was born there, on board The Wiz, tied stern
to Happy Island.
Kees was not without a sense of humor and loved to out-
smart the authorities. I once asked him where he got his ad-
miral's cap but he put his finger to his lips-ssshhh-at this
forbidden question. Later I found out that on a yacht delivery
to the east coast, Newport, RI, I think, the crew discovered
a floating dome shaped object with antennae in the water
and brought it aboard. They discerned that it was some sort
of message retrieving device and on arrival reported their
findings to the naval base. Captain Kees and crew were im-
mediately treated like royalty and invited to the admiralty
building for a reception to hand over the apparently secretive
and valuable find and to answer questions. Well, you can put
two and two together-after all valuable information doesn't
come for free.
In subsequent years Kees sailed far and wide-the world
was indeed his oyster and he touched many people on his voy-
ages. There will be crowds of family and friends at a memorial
gathering on Happy Island on November 21 to give Kees a big
send off.


Bruddah Man Kees StapeI
abcsrd his trimaran The WiVz


OTHER WORDS:
"Kees was a kind and generous person. He was my best
friend. Excuse me while I cry now." John Smith. Mermaid
of Carriacou.
"He was a sailor's sailor and a friend to all. Often during my
circumnavigations, people would ask about him when they saw
Virgin Islands on my transom. He'll be missed ... both in the Ca-
ribbean and world wide." Cap'n Fatty. Wild Card.
"... setting off at 60 years of age on a solo-circumnavigation
(proudly stating that his was the slowest solo-circumnavigation-
nine years) ... making friends with any and all people that crossed
paths ... must have crossed many paths." Gary Manning.
"I never knew anyone who lived closer to nature or could make
his 'freedom chips' go so far. And have a 'far out' good time do-
ing it. I can only imagine he lived the rest of his life that way, and
it would have been a very full one." Susan, ex. Elenoa.
"In 1976, two days after wrecking my first boat in Antigua,
Kees sailed from St Bart, un-asked, after hearing of my loss.
He offered himself and his boat, Wizard of Id. He helped me
for weeks, eventually bringing all my stuff back to St. Bart. He
had the least to gain, but the most to give. I named my only son
after him." Bruce Smith. Woodwind.

Editor's note: All At Sea join Julian Putley in paying tribute to
Kees Stapel.


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TRUTH OF FAT MONEY

COPYRIGHT 2010 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER


F or the last five years of cir-
cumnavigating I have man-
aged to 1.) earn half of what
it costs to eat a healthy diet,
and 2.) spend most of it on my boat.
The key to this is being mean. Really
mean. Mean, as in heartless, cold,
and uncaring. "No, you can't have an-
other pair of flip-flops," I scream at my
downcast, skin-and-bones wife, "And
forget about dining out at that fancy,
overpriced seafood restaurant. What-
daya tink, I'm made of money? Those
lovely barnacles on our hull are just
as tasty as the garlic shrimps at Nep-
tune's Locker! Why not try the afford-
able seaweed trailing from the dinghy
transom as well? Because you're too
proud, too middle class, too much of
a Trophy Wife? Why not harvest a few
delicious barnacles while you clean
the prop? Is that too much to ask? This
kills two birds with one stone, Carolyn:
feeding your face and getting lots of
cardio exercise at the same time. Now,
that's Sea Gypsy efficiency. Aren't you
glad you married me?"
I never thought I could generate (even) this much income. But, evi-
dently, lots of folks are willing to pay me good money to stay away.
Notice how I don't spend much time in the good ole USA anymore?
That's because patriotic Americans who love their country are pay-
ing me to not return and drastically lower the quality of life for all the
Christians therein.
... that's right. The Koch Brothers are funneling me money to stay in
Muslim countries, and 'share the benefits of your wisdom' with them.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
My whole life is crazy. I'm just about to publish a mainstream book
entitled F#@K MONEY that is aimed at rich people with too much of
it. I'm hoping the new book will sell like hotcakes and that I won't be
able to count the resulting income fast enough. Ha! That's right; I'm
finally selling-out and cashing-in, like BIG TIME! The basic premise of
the book is that you don't need what I'm working so hard to get.
Ironic, eh?
Finally, I think I have found my natural audience; the terribly-wealthy
and none-too-bright.
Oh, America is a great place, alright. People there are so screwed up that
they think I can help them! If that isn't delusional, I don't know what is.


A lot of dumb people are into 'self-help' books despite the observ-
able fact that they are completely incapable of helping themselves;
obviously so, because their whole and entire lives are a complete and
utter mess.
It is wonderful to have a clear vision of your target audience.
Oh, sure, I'd like to be more compassionate; but my readers don't
deserve to be coddled. I like to believe they are stronger, braver, and
far, far sicker than that.
Part of the reason my writing is selling so well is because people think
I can sail. This is silly. Knowing how to sail means you get where you
want to go. I don't. I get where the wind blows me, and then Zen-babble
about 'being in the right cosmic place at the right cosmic time'.
... have you ever observed an empty water bottle blowing downwind?
Well, that water bottle is just as skillful a sailor as Fatty Goodlander
If I've ever done anything clever, it is to learn to lie in print. Most
folks concentrate on lying verbally, which is fine but laborious. I prefer
to spread my falsehoods at a much faster rate; why else was the print-
ing press invented?
Of course, I Facebook too. And I tweet.

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Twittering is especially nice. It makes us all broadcast journalists,
merrily tweeting our obvious falsehoods without having to worry about
being interrupted or contradicted. Ah, sweet progress.
The Internet fascinates me: the entire world peering into distant
cyberspace for digital answers as their real world heats up and crum-
bles around their ears.
Yes, there are definite 'new rules' of etiquette in cyberspace. Take
Facebook, for example. If you see a post that says, "Well, I'm going
to pee, brush my teeth, and go to bed," then you're honor-bound
to either hit the LIKE button or comment with an affirmative such as,
"Marvelous!" Or, "You are SUCH a good person, you DESERVE some
sleep!" Or, "You are an inspiration to all mankind!"
Yes, during my first week on Facebook, I used up my year's supply of
exclamation points, and my entire allotment of flowery superlatives too!
Of course, in my yachty-snotty journo-stories I'm always pointing
out how wonderful people around the world are. What I really mean
by that is gullible.
... like my wife, for example. I told her if she married me, I'd get a
job. DUH!
Yes, I'm really appreciative of the Seven Seas Cruising Association
and their 'clean wake' concept. I follow right behind 'em, just after
they've lulled the local populace into a false sense of security.
Let's be straight about something: I never demonize people. Only
dirt-dwellers!
I'm currently finishing up a book about cruising cheap/cheap/cheap-
ly It has lots of handy hints like ... not allowing your spouse off the boat.
Needless to say, I priced it high. After all, it costs money to read about
garbage-picking in Monte Carlo, Singapore, Porto Fino, etc.
Of course, there's a lot of irony here; a writer who can't write, sing-
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spend massive amounts of dollars to have high-school drop-out tell
them how save a few pennies.
... doesn't any of this make any sense on any level? See why I rarely
come ashore as of late?
Rotary Clubs always want me to speak at their meetings. I have so
many Rotary 'guest speaker' pens that I'm thinking about melting
them down for the plastic. Is that weird or what? I'm a journalist. I have
three rules. They are 1.) will it hurt? 2.) is it unfair to all concerned? 3.)
is it blatantly false?
These rules have, somehow, made me in high demand as a speaker
in the USVI, BVI, SXM ... hell, I even spoke in India, and told them if
they purchased my book The Collected Fat, that poverty in the sub-
continent would be disappear overnight. (Actually, it was I who disap-
peared, long before they could come to their senses.)
Oh, those Rotary jokers make me smile. Every time I hear the name
Paul Harris, someone is trying to get into my pocket! And all this Ser-
vice-Above-Self stuff; since when did all the power-people take a vow
of poverty, when I was in the bathroom?
The International Rotary really has me spinning. The more I insult
them, the more they say, publically, how much they enjoy my wicked
sense of humour? Damn, they are some slippery dude and dudettes!
Of course, I'm a marine writer so everything I do has to have a 'salt-
stained slant' to it. Thus, at writing seminars, I flirt with young girls with
nice asses by saying complimentary stuff about their 'transoms' and
boasting about the length of my bowsprit.
I never thought at 58 I'd still be able to wallow in such immoral, ob-
jectionable waters. Is this really what adulthood is all about?
Of course, my Big Dream is to get involved in the U.N. I hear their
END POVERTY program have the most lavish luncheons, and their
HOMELESS campaign the best resort junkets. I guess this makes
sense, starting with one lucky person at a time.

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Occasionally I'm shocked by a group's generosity. One Caribbean
yacht club gave me a free year's membership, twice. I guess I didn't
misbehave enough during the first.
Sometimes, it seems I can do no right. I often tell people how much
I hate kids, so they invite me to help out with the KATS (Kids and the
Sea sailing problem) and I got so confused, I did. At one point, while
teaching little unsuspecting tykes to race, I forced one six year old
sailor to hit the mark, and then hi-fived myself when he burst into tears.
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VI youth should be
fed to sharks, I was
asked by Jimmy Love-
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Fishing Association
to act as the auction-
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"Part of the reason my writ-
ing is selling so well is because
people think I can sail. This is
silly. Knowing how to sail means
you get where you want to go.
I don't. I get where the wind
blows me, and then Zen-babble
about 'being in the right cosmic
place at the right cosmic time'."


dreds of thousands of dollars, and I never saw a penny of it. Damn! I'd
have never gotten involved with those people if I'd have known they
were honest.
Ditto, Pine Peace School on St. John. Once they discovered that
both my wife and I were helping them out every year during their main
Virgin Grand (Westin) fundraiser, they changed their entire school
name in embarrassment.
I honestly thought that conning the whole world would be more
difficult than merely ingratiating myself in the Caribbean, but not so.
1 Everywhere I go, people (love me) (tolerate me) suffer-me-in-silence
(or 'fall for it' as Carolyn says).
1 Wait, that's not true. The Egyptians didn't like me, but I think that
was because of all those 'Cleo and the Sphinx' jokes I told. Hey, if
they didn't want all that bestiality talk, they shouldn't have sprinkled all
those 'half-man, half wolf' drawings around the pyramids.
Currently, we're wintering in Turkey, and, thus, hanging out with the
local turkeys. At least they're more honest about their social stand-
ing than most cultures. Because of my writing, I've become fairly well
known, and the locals like to chuckle at my tales of sexting with Salman
Rushdie, writing scripts for Entourage, penning all those quips George
Clooney mouths on the late-night-talk-show circuit.
... life is good aboard Wild Card, which only serves to prove there
is no justice in the world.


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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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SAILING WITH CHARLIE
PROVISIONING

BY JULIAN PUTLEY

Life today is full of challenges and yacht provisioning is

no exception. Just going to the grocery store keeps
you on your toes. The other day I needed a quantity of
yoghourts. I found the right section and the flavors I wanted
but when I happened to glance at the underneath of the little
plastic containers I found I was being cheated. The bottom
was indented by a full quarter inch, worse than wine bottles.
In the meat section you have to be especially careful. If
you see mutton chops packaged and cellophane wrapped
one on top of the other beware. The top one is likely to make
your mouth water, being juicy and succulent looking meat.
Hidden underneath, though, are two other chops of fat and
bone. Yes, butchers are good at marketing. So at $7 per
pound you are actually paying $21 for usable product.
The fruit and veg section is no better One day I found a
punnet of strawberries 'on sale' for a reasonable price, but on
careful examination found the lower layers to be of a brownish
colour with a whitish fur growing on them; non too appetizing.
I removed the cellophane wrapping from several punnets and
was in the process of making one good one when a large uni-
formed and monogrammed employee asked me what I was
doing. Actually she said, "What de hell you t'ink you doin'."
A long and heated argument followed but in the end I won. I
clinched it by asking her how much she'd pay for rotten straw-
berries. After she left, with a disagreeable stomp, I made three
good punnets from the fifteen that were on sale.
Items marked 'Special' can sometimes cause more trou-
ble than they're worth. On one occasion I found a quality
brand of cream cheese in little round containers. There was
a pepper corn one, another with fines herbes, all well within
sell-by date and I thought'perfect for hors d'oeuvres.' They
were priced at a quarter of their normal price so I picked up
a dozen. At the check out the cashier rang them up at the
regular price and another dispute erupted. I wasn't going
to budge and finally a supervisor was called. Then there
were enquiries to be made and checking to be done and a
certain amount of sucking of teeth to be endured. The line
of customers waiting to check out got longer and longer
and more and more irritable. They seemed to be mostly
large and impatient construction workers with a sandwich
and a soft drink, and their lunch hour was dribbling away.
Finally it was settled and, of course, I was right. I don't go
into stores to cheat them. I just want a fair deal (and a free
grape or two).
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GUY/GAL REEL CHALLENGE

TWO FER SURE WINS

BY CAROL BAREUTHER


Tom Sedgwick and his an-
glers aboard the 29-foot
Topaz, Two Fer Sure. Faith-
fully fishing in the same spot, just off
of St. Croix's Sandy Point, for two days
in a row landed the team enough
fish to win the Golden Hook Fishing
Club's Guy Gal Reel Challenge-even
though the boat was runner-up on the
Guys day of fishing and ditto on the
Gals turn.
The Guys fished the first day of this
two-day tournament, which claims to
be the 'reel' battle of the sexes.
"The weather was really nice, espe-
cially for September," says Sedgwick.
"There was a good bite early and we
missed them. Then around 11am we
started catching what turned out to be
four wahoo in a row. There were no birds,
no floaters, but we decided to stay in the
same place anyway, and it paid off."
Sedgwick's 18-year-old son, TJ, caught
three of the day's wahoo and fellow an-
gler, Jim Collington, reeled in the fourth
for a total weight of 73.2 pounds.
Yet, it was Bob Mackay's Leisure m
Lady that won Best Boat on the Guys
day with four fish that bested Two Fer
Sure's total weight by five pounds. And, two of Leisure Lady's anglers
caught the two largest wahoo of the day; Jason Bufton reeled in a 26.4
pounder and Phillip Griffith a 25.1 pound wahoo, while TJ Sedgwick on
Two Fer Sure rounded out the top three with his 24.1-pound wahoo.
The next day, it was the Gals turn to fish
"The first thing we hooked was something that was huge," says
Sedgwick. "We thought it was a billfish, but it turned out to be about
a 150 pound bull shark. My wife, Denise, had hooked it up, and she
battled it for about a half hour before releasing it."
The Gals on Two Fer Sure went fishless until afternoon when Pietta
Kopp reeled in a wahoo, a 28.4-pounder that won the second largest
fish prize of the day, and Kelly Smith caught a second wahoo, for a
total weight of 48.5 pounds.
Yet again, it was another boat, Oh Suzanna, which won the Gals day
with a total of two fish for 52 pounds. Anglers aboard Oh Suzanna,
Jennifer Rau and Michelle Mehalick, caught the first and third largest
fish for the day, 29.2 pound and 22.8 pound, respectively.


In the end though, Two Fer Sure's total of six fish for 121.7 pounds,
handed the team the Best Boat Overall prize.
What's more, this win boosted Two Fer Sure into first place in the
sportfish and in the overall standings in the Golden Hook Fishing
Club's 2010 Series Standings.
"I've fished this tournament for the last 17 years," says Sedg-
wick. "It would have been nice to catch a few more fish, but it was
a great weekend."
Finally, who won the 'reel' battle of the sexes? It was the Guys,
with 182.5 pounds of fish, compared to the Gals with 100.5
pounds. That's three years in a row for the Guys, better luck next
time Gals!
The tournament benefited St. Mary's School, St. Croix.


Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based
marine writer and registered dietitian.


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WHOPPER 560-LB.

SWORDFISH CAUGHT

OFF ST. CROIX
TWO HOUR FIGHT FOR LADY ANGLER

BY CAROL BAREUTHER

V irgin Islands'
waters are re-
nowned for big
blue marlin. The catch of
a 560-pound swordfish
less than a mile north of
Christiansted, St. Croix,
has put the territory on
the map as a potentially
great recreational fishery
for this species too..
Mike Fuller, captain
aboard the Oh Suzanna
who is well known for chasing the next fishing horizon, says,
"An old time charter captain told me that back in the 1950s
swordfish were caught right in front of the harbor He also said
that the swordfish were quite large and were sold to the De-
partment of Education for lunch for the school children. After
hearing this, I wanted to see if they were still around today."
Fuller spoke with commercial sword fishermen in Florida
and the Caribbean and applied these valuable insights to
develop the rigs (rod and reel), techniques (deep-dropping
during the day), and baits (dolphin or wahoo bellies to make
Panama strip baits) he needed to be successful. Then, he be-
gan his hunt in earnest in January of 2009 and started catching
oil fish, a species that's usually found where swordfish swim.
Luck struck on October 9, when angler Sarah Griffin reeled
in the 560-pounder.
"I'd been out fishing with Mike for about four months and
everyone said we needed to try deeper," says Griffin, a nurse
and avid angler "So, we sent the bait that day down to 1750-
feet and that's where I got the bite."
Griffin fought the fish for nearly two hours on 80-pound line
before getting it up to the back of the boat where crew mem-
ber, Daniel Griffin, landed two gaffs. It was a struggle to get this
15-foot-long monster in the boat. Its dorsal fin was too high to
come through the tuna door sideways and the tail needed to
be bent up in order to close the door A crane operator at St.
Croix Marine lifted the swordfish up on the scales to weigh.
"Everyone is fired up to try this now," says Fuller. "Who
knows, maybe we have a recreational fishery here now
for swordfish." -


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DIANA WINS 47TH PORT ANTONIO

INTERNATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT
RECORD EIGHT BLUE MARLIN RELEASED

BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER


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Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament Winners (left to right): Bob Cleaves, Alec Henderson, Danville and Bryan Walker, Dylan Levy,
Viv and Greg Lue Tenn, Richard and Diana Stewart, David Levy and David Walton of Appleton Rums


he blue marlin bite was hot off Port Antonio, Jamaica, in
mid-October when the team of anglers aboard Diana, a
52 Hatteras owned by Richard Stewart, set a record for the
near half-century old Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament
by tagging and releasing eight blue marlin in four days of fishing.
"It was teamwork," says Stewart, "and being in the right place
at the right time. Jamaica has quite a number of banks from five
to 30 miles offshore that are quite productive."
The first day of the tournament, which based out of the Errol
Flynn Marina, proved slow for the 25 boats and 117 anglers hail-
ing from Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Honduras, Barbados, the Brit-
ish Virgin Islands, U.S. and Canada.
"We only caught two blue marlin that first day and it wasn't
until the afternoon," says Stewart.
Luck aboard Diana changed the second day when the team re-
leased three blue marlin, one of which hooked-up three minutes
before lines out for the day. The anglers nearly added a fourth mar-
lin to their score, but lost the fish at the back of the boat. The third
day, the team released another three blue marlin. Yet, they got
skunked and went fishless on the fourth and final day of fishing.
"We weren't too worried that last day," says Stewart. "The next
closest boat only had five releases. They released another marlin
that day, but it still only put them at six compared to our eight."
In the end, Feeva finished as second place boat with the re-
lease of six blue marlin, and Daddy's Dream ended third with
five releases.
All three teams qualified for entry into the prestigious and invi-
tational 2011 IGFA Offshore World Championship, to be held in
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in May of 2011.


In other awards, Wendy McMaster, fishing aboard the Reel Mc-
Coy, earned Best Female angler by catching the Heaviest Fish a
338-pound blue marlin. Krishna Vaswani on Daddy's Dream won
Top Male, and fourteen-year-old David Levy, who was one of the
Diana team, finished as Top Junior Angler.
Lady angler Paulette Tai Chun won the sportsmanship prize.
Tai Chun was one of an all-female team fishing on the tiny 18-foot
Gettin'Jiggy. When the boat broke down, Tai Chun ingeniously
fixed a leak in the gas tank with her eyebrow pencil.
The blue marlin were definitely biting this year In fact, two oth-
er boats, Integrity and Touch of Class, while not award winners,
also released five blue marlin apiece.
In total, 55 marlin were tagged and released, 26 lost and two landed
although one of the landed fish was disqualified for being under the
tournament's minimum weight limit, thus making a total of 83 marlin.
"This is one of the most successful tournaments we've had in
recent times," said tournament director, Dr Ron DuQuesnay
Perhaps one of the best fish stories came from a novice angler
who caught his first blue marlin on the third day of the tournament.
Danville Walker, Jamaica's Customs Commissioner, was invited out
on Diana by Stewart, and ended up tagging and releasing an esti-
mated 140-pound blue marlin after a 50-minute fight. It was a life-
time experience. At the awards ceremony, Walker, who is also on the
island's Port Authority Board, voiced the support of the government
and tourism in developing the sports fishing industry in Jamaica. -


Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based
marine writer and registered dietitian.


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COMPETE AT AGUILAR MATCH RACE

STAGE SET FOR SHOWDOWN

BY LYNN FITZPATRICK


los Aguilar Match Race not only
showcases the US Virgin Islands
as a terrific sailing venue, it coin-
cidently has put two generations of local sailors
in the limelight.
Taylor Canfield, who is now a senior at Bos-
ton College, won the inaugural event in 2008. In -
last year's final he took on his childhood sailing '
hero and mentor, Peter Holmberg and Holm- 'i' :
berg's perennial crew of Ben Beer, Maurice Kurg
and Morgan Avery In a few short years, Canfield ...
has risen from Optimist sailor, to winner of the
US High School Championships as a member l:
of the Antilles High School Team, to Collegiate --v .".. i
All American. He is ranked 31st in ISAF's World -
Match Racing standings and is a force to be reck-
oned with during the 3rd Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race on the
waters of Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas.
It's only fitting that a young sailor from St. Thomas, whose mentors
include the regatta namesake Carlos Aguilar and Peter Holmberg,
factors so prominently into the regatta each and every year. Can-
field was one of the junior sailors whom Carlos Aguilar coached and
chaperoned at major international regattas. Aguilar also religiously
included Canfield among his regular crew. He had so much confi-
dence in Canfield that he turned the helm of his IC 24 over to him. It
was a rite of passage.
Says Canfield, who sports the Ulysse Nardin watch that he won at
the inaugural event, "I knew Carlos really well and it was cool growing
up in St. Thomas and watching Peter make it in the big time. They
were huge mentors for
me as a Virgin Islands
sailor I was fortunate
enough to travel with
Peter to Bermuda where
he competed in the Ber-
muda Gold Cup while I
raced in the Junior Gold
Cup in Optimists."
As an adult, Can-
field has tremendous
respect for Holmberg,
but that doesn't mean
that he quakes at the
thought of competing
against him. "I have
been fortunate to have


Chris Rcsenberg Taylcr Canfield Max Nickbarg
h 1d Tyler Rice from St Thcmas (IVS, at the
nd Annual Carics Aguilar Match Race


been able to train and practice at the Chicago Match Race Center
and to compete in a number of the US match racing events," said
Canfield, who won the trifecta of US Match Racing events this sum-
mer. He qualified to compete in the Bermuda Gold Cup, his first
Grade 1 event on the World Match Racing Tour this October. Says
Canfield, who is fresh off an exciting Collegiate Sloop Champion-
ship that was run as a match race event for the first time, "I can't
wait to get revenge against Peter. I've had a lot more practice this
year, so I hope not to make the same mistakes that I made against
him in last year's final."
As for Holmberg's respect for Canfield, "I am really pleased to see
Taylor focusing, and excelling, at match racing. He emerged with sev-
eral other top sailors from the STYC sailing program, but seems to
have chosen this form of racing to concentrate on. I think it's a wise
decision, not just because match racing improves all your sailing skills,
but also because it offers him a distinct path to professional sailing."
Holmberg continued, "Taylor is showing a real knack for match rac-
ing, and is having a great year in 2010. His recent result of making it to
the quarterfinals in Bermuda was huge. He pushed us very hard at the
finals last year in the Ulysse Nardin Carlos regatta here in St. Thomas,
and I am sure he will be even harder to beat this year. I look forward
to sailing against him this year at the event, which is one of the best
match race events in the world."
Carlos Aguilar Match December 2-5. info: carlosmatchrace.com


Lynn Fitzpatrick's articles on sailing appear regularly in international
publications including AARP The Magazine and Cruising World. She
has been a highly competitive Snipe sailor and was the 2008 Sports
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STORY AND PHOTO BY TONY MIRO
Dark 5
O ver the weekend of October 8 more than of Rac
20 sailboats gathered for the 2010 Bob
Fisher Cup held at Isleta Marina off the
coast of Fajardo in eastern Puerto Rico.
The Bob Fisher Cup is an annual event, now in
its fifth year, hosted by Club Nautico de Fajardo,
to honor and thank Mr. Bob Fisher for his lifetime
commitment and dedication to promote sailboat
racing in Puerto Rico. .
This year the events started on September 30
with a well-attended pre-registration cocktail at the
Casa de Espaia restaurant in Old San Juan. The
restaurant, owned by fellow sailor Dr. Bernardo
Gonzalez, was the perfect location for sailors to
meet and get excited about the upcoming regatta.
Sailors shared drinks, food and stories of past re-
gattas until the late hours of the night.
Next on the agenda came final registration and
the skippers' briefing where new courses were
discussed, including the Bajo Blake mark made
famous by Mr. Fisher himself, who loved sending
racers on long and challenging upwind legs.
After that sailors had two great days of racing with
varying/unusual southeast to south to southwest
winds with north swells, with winds ranging from five
to 20 knots throughout the weekend.
For 2010 the Race Committee added two new
classes: the Ladies Class and the Beginners Class. Their goal was to
continue to promote sailboat racing for everyone and to encourage
newcomers to test and improve their skills while having fun on the
water Other classes included Spinnaker Racing and Jib and Main.
This year the racing fleet included some beautiful and fast new
sailboats such as Sergio Sagramoso's Grand Soleil 54 Lazy Dog,
Jaime Torres Beneteau 40 Smile & Wave, Paco Bonet's J/92S An-
tojo and the winner of the racing class Jonathan Lipuscek's new
J/105 Dark Star.
Willy Olivo with his local knowledge, great instinct at the helm,
and experienced crew led Dark Star to a two point Racing Class
victory over Smile & Wave whose young and upcoming crew
keeps getting better with each regatta. In third place was Felix
Cruz Olson 29 Geronimo, the smallest boat in the Racing Class,
which proved that sometimes size does not matter!
On the Jib& Main class veterans Edwin Cruz, Polito Fernandez and
Frank Inserni battled it out all weekend. Edwin aboard his fast Hunter
43 Nemesis took the class with three bullets, followed by Frank's J/30
Tinglarand Polito's Beneteau 38 Rafaga who started early on the first
race and was disqualified, costing him the coveted cup.
The new Ladies Class was very competitive, with experienced
sisters Mari and Sandra Rodriguez, and her daughters, aboard


their Pearson Flyer Poco a Poco taking first place followed by
Margarita Ruiz, on her new Henderson-designed Hunter 21 Little
Tranquilein with her friends Itziar, Maritere and Zuleika racing to-
gether for the first time.
On the Beginners Class newcomers Jose Acosta on Water
Lilly and Fernando Buxo aboard Mandra gave 'experienced
beginners' Carlos Rosario and crew aboard Guatu' a run for
their money.
Last year's Bob Fisher Cup winner Bonne Chance did not com-
pete so the trophy passed to new hands. On this occasion the
Race Committee awarded two cups, one for Racing and another
for Jib & Main, and Mr. Fisher flew from the U.S. to hand them out
at the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
For complete results and calendar of events, visit: www
clubnauticodefajardo.com
To view images, go to: www.tonymiro.com


Capt. Tony Miro is a life-long sailor, photographer and web devel-
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sail aboard their Hunter 376 iNada Mas! He runs sailboatspecs.
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STORY AND PHOTO BY TONY MIRO


or the last 35 years I have sailed, cruised and raced sail-
boats and windsurfers from Antigua to Massachusetts and
many places in between. And lately I have seen a grow-
ing trend which we hope continues, more and more women are
sailing either by themselves, as part of an all-female crew or as
captains of their own family sailboats ... which is awesome!
For many years sailing was mainly a male-dominated sport es-
pecially here in the Spanish Caribbean. Today, no matter where
you cruise or race, you will find more women under sail. Just
read any online newspaper or sailing magazine and you will see
countless stories about women racing or sailing around the world
alone, or winning regattas in very competitive events such as the
St Maarten Heineken Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week.
Here in Puerto Rico many women have excelled in competi-
tive sailing in boats ranging from Optimists to Hobie Cats and
from daysailers to large racer/cruisers and even windsurfers.
Some names that come to mind are Rosarito Martinez, Dorian
Goldberg, Carla Malatrasi, Natalia Olivero, and Jolliam Berrios
to name a few.
The latest all female crews showdown in Puerto Rico was at the
2010 Bob Fisher Cup held in Fajardo back in October where two
teams battled it out in the Ladies Class.
The first crew raced on their family's Pearson Flyer Poco a
Poco and won the class with a perfect score. The crew con-
sisted of Maricela Rodriguez on the helm, Sandra Rodriguez as
trimmer and Sandra's daughters, Jennifer and Alexsandra, as
crew. When not sailing, or beating all-male crews around the
race course, they work in various fields ranging from healthcare


management to computer programming to full-time students.
Go ladies!
Racing on her recently purchased, Henderson-designed Hunter
216, Little Tranquilein, Margarita Ruiz, with her '2010 Just Ladies
Crew', all with matching outfits, tried their best to keep up with
Poco a Poco. Even though they could not match the Rodriguez
sisters boat speed that was not enough to lower their spirits and
enthusiasm all throughout the weekend.
Little Tranquilein's crew members were Margarita Ruiz, on
the helm, Itziar Col6n, Zuleika Groennou, and Maritere Rovira.
Their diverse backgrounds range from bankers to chemists to
architects, but all were united by the common bond of com-
petitive sailing.
We hope to see a lot more of the Poco a Poco and Little Tran-
quilein crews in future regattas along with many more female
crews just because, like Margarita said to her crew: "Chicas, ami-
gas, gracias por compartir esta experiencia conmigo la pasamos
super! "-Girls, friends, thanks for sharing this experience with me
it was awesome.
Ladies, it is never late to get started in this awesome lifestyle/
sport/art form ... the problem is you may get hooked for life! See
you on the water.


Capt. Tony Miro is a life-long sailor, photographer and web devel-
oper who currently lives in Puerto Rico with his family, where they
sail aboard their Hunter 376 iNada Mas! He runs sailboatspecs.
cor, caribesailingadventures.com & tonymiro.com


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not checking your rigging. The Seacraft had no cotter pins in its head-
stay It was, quite literally, one puff away from catastrophic failure.
Recently my fiancee Mia and I took our 35-foot yawl Arcturus out
sailing for the first time after re-stepping the mast. Four months earlier,
our rig had been lying on sawhorses. We disassembled it bit by bit,
removing everything and leaving a bare aluminum extrusion. The old
rig was at least 30 years old, and way beyond time for a refit.
I began working for Mike Meer in the spring, learning how to be-
come a rigger from a guy who's been doing it for years first in San
Diego and lately in Annapolis. Southbound is one of the smaller shops
in town, yet Mike likes to think of us as one of the area's best, focusing
on custom design, advanced materials and classy traditional work.
Mia and I gained access to the Southbound shop, and we had expe-
rienced teachers offering us advice. To top it off, through Southbound
I met Brion Toss, the guru of the yacht rigging world and the author of


the Rigger's Apprentice, the DIY rigger's bible. By the time Annapolis
Boat Show came around, I had gained enough experience as a rig-
ger, particularly with cutting edge synthetic systems, to join Mike as a
speaker at the seminar.


The Pacific Seacraft had sailed all
the way from New York, making it to
Annapolis, miraculously, with no cot-
ter pins in their headstay The day
Mike found the problem, he sent
an 'all caps' email to the Seacraft's
owner, practically begging him not
to sail the boat until it was fixed. As
it turned out, we found several other
problems almost as scary ... no cot-
ter pins in the turnbuckle threads;
undersized clevis pins; bent and
cracked swage fittings.
Incredibly, we find this stuff al-
most daily by simply walking around
the boatyard.
Many boat owners ignore the rig-
ging issue, taking the startling atti-
tude that if it's held up for 30 years
it's probably just fine. When I met
Brion Toss, he told me something
that struck a chord, he said: "If you're
going to put rigging in the hands of
the sailor, that privilege comes with
the responsibility of understanding


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the boat's rig and making sure it's in
top condition."
Mike's speech touched on a myriad
other rigging problems, from crevis
corrosion and metal fatigue, which
will destroy stainless steel (check your
chain plates where they pass through
the deck), to wire rigging lifespan
(usually seven to ten years in the trop-
ics), and even lightning strikes.
He concluded his speech by urg-
ing boat owners to take responsibil-
ity for their rigging.
He touched on proper rig tun-
ing: Get the mast straight and in
column light air likes a loose rig,
heavy air a tight one. Rig inspec-
tions: Anyone who doesn't go
aloft before an offshore trip is asking for trouble.
Mike reminded everyone of the importance of keeping their
boat's rig in top shape. Even if a professional does most of
the work, the onus remains on the skipper to make sure it was
done right.
After working with Southbound for the summer, I had the con-
fidence to put Arcturus' rig back together Although it was nerve
wracking during that first sail, every time I asked myself whether I'd


tightened a bolt properly or installed pins in the right places, I could
always answer with a resounding "yes!"



Andy Schell is a professional captain and freelance writer, based in
the Caribbean, Annapolis and Stockholm, depending on the season.
He lives aboard his yawl Arcturus with Mia, his fiancee. Contact him at
andy.schelll25@gmail.com or www.fathersonsailing.com


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DEPTH SOUNDING THE HARD WAY
DREDGED CHANNELS AND CARIBBEAN TIDES

STORY AND PHOTOS BY LYNN FITZPATRICK


Our boat is long and slender and has a 3.5m draft. Only
after very memorable and embarrassing situations while
navigating the Caribbean's anchorages, lagoons and
harbor entrances did we gain a true understanding that 3.5 me-
ters is just a blade of seaweed shy of 11.5 feet.
We decided to celebrate the full moon by relocating from one
marina in Sint Maarten's Simpson Bay to another We waited for
a special guest to join us on the simple trip around the bay, and
just as the dock lights came up and the sun went down, we cast
off. One of us had had the foresight to ask at the marina office
about the channel. "Back out, point your bow at the center of the
white boat over there. Make a hard left as you leave the channel
marker to port."
"I don't need the flash light to see the channel markers. I just
need to head for the white boat," were the helmsman's last words
as we slid up onto a soft, receptive sand bank.
We threw the propeller into reverse and did it again and again.
The boat did not budge. With the wind on our starboard bow,
unfurling the genoa would do more harm than good. Our only
hope was to wait for the tide to rise.
When was high tide? Neither of us had any idea.
How shallow was the water? On our port beam it was 1.7m
(5.5ft) deep, and nearly 3m (9.8ft) deep to starboard.


"How could that be," said the Frenchman? "He told me that it
was 15 meters?"
"He probably meant 15 feet ... in the channel."
"Merde. Bien sur How could I be so stupid?!"
"Can I interest you in appetizers and a glass of wine?"
"Why not?"
Our private bank turned out to be the perfect place to watch
the full burnt orange moon rise over the saddle between Sentry
Hill and Cole Bay Hill.
It took all the power and ingenuity of a tugboat crew work-
ing for nearly a half hour to back us off our bank the follow-
ing morning.
Once freed, we continued toward our destination with a scout
boat ahead of us while maintaining radio contact with knowl-
edgeable local assistance on shore.
Our attempt to leave the dock as sunset approached was ill
conceived from the start. Currents and storms contribute silting
and the formation of sand bars throughout the Caribbean's bays
and lagoons and it's a lot easier to recognize shallow water, sandy
bottoms, coral heads, wrecks and channel markers in broad day-
light than by the light of the moon.

Continued on page 40


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is the Marine Center of the

Caribbean


Make SI Maarten your base for the upcoming winner
season' Out hllle Island wonderland is rhads down
the best place In the Caribbean to berth, provision,
repair, and explore.
lust aboul everything is designed [o make geTtingl
things done eiier a sheltered lagoon wih several
marina and plenty of anchoring oom; easy check-in
procedures; duty-ree status; large Internmalonal
airport with direct flight co lhe Americas & Europe. and
a worklclass marine service tor ready to cater to
your every need.
Our selection of rnmane parts and supplies hardware,
food & beverages, household goods and consumer
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With no import taxes or Customs red tape, prices are
lower than anywhere In the neighborhood. What is
not stocked locally can be sourced and shipped In
quickly by air or economically bv oiart Ireighr
Provisioning is a delight, with our menhing-pol of
cultures resulllng Ir food from all cor nei. af the world
readily available.


Best of all most of what you'll need is within reach
of a dinghy dock
When hi ed help is needed, dozens of world-cass
professionals shlpwrlghts, mechanics, sallmakers,
riggers, fabricators, electricians, electrilcs techni-
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charter guests.
And, while getting your Doai repaired in an exotic
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restaurants, nightclubs and casinos to beaches,
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the boat is ready to go, check out our relaxing
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Our next lesson came hundreds of miles away in Curagao.
What little written information we could find about Curagao
suggested that it was dangerous to approach it at night. It was
strongly recommended that pilot services be arranged for es-
cort into certain areas.
Spanish Water, known as a safe anchorage, was likely to be very
crowded in early August. For numerous reasons, we held offshore
throughout the night and waited for first light before approaching
Spanish Water Even a kayak would have to navigate that channel
opening with care. Luck was with us as we passed over the narrow
tongue of deep water and cleared the reefs on either side of the chan-
nel entrance. We got a bit further than Santa Barbara Plantation and
we found another bank. While we waited for the tide to rise and the
wind to turn in our favor, boats with much shallower drafts whizzed by
us. Eventually, we backed ourselves off and headed back out to sea.
During our departure from Spanish Water and our subsequent
return, we monitored the depth sounder with precision. Being
off course by less than half a boat length would mean running
aground. Ultimately, we resorted to a using a local pilot to guide
us to a safe anchorage. Were we to do it over again with all lead
3.5 meters suspended below, my vote would be to go to Willem-
stad or make arrangements to be escorted to Curagao Marine
inside Schottegat Harbor.


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.



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HOW TO COPE WITH THE ROPE

BY GARY E. BROWN



t looks simple. You want
to replace the rope in the
rub-rail around your yacht
or dinghy You bought the
rope and the helpful chap in the
chandlers said you were in for a
difficult job and that the secret
was to twist the rope as you ham-
mered it into the rail. Five minutes
into the job and you have hit your
thumb with the hammer, chipped
the paint on your gleaming top-
sides, and the once pristine nylon
rope is now squashed and hang-
ing down in a heap.
Here's how to do it without
fuss. It will take you five minutes
to feed the line into the entire
rub-rail of a large Boston Whaler,
and you will impress your friends
along the way.
You will need a short length
of scrap steel tube, a knife and a
cigarette lighter.
The diameter of the tube de-
pends on the size of the opening
in the rub-rail and the diameter of rope you want to feed in. On my
last repair job, the opening in the rub-rail was three-eighths of an
inch wide and the diameter of the rope was five-eighths, so I used a
piece of one inch tubing. If you are cutting a length of tubing with
a hacksaw, then make sure you remove the burrs from the inside of
the tube with a file or they will snag the nylon and spoil the look of
the finished job.
First, melt the ends of the line together to stop them unraveling,
then slide one end of the line through the pipe. Now comes the clever
bit. Give the end of the pipe a good whack with a hammer until it is
oval. Flatten it enough so that you can pull the line through the pipe
without too much effort. If you have been over enthusiastic with the
hammer, don't sweat it, just turn the pipe on edge and whack it again
to make it rounder and free up the line.
You can make this job even easier by tackling it later in the day,
when sun has warmed the rub-rail, making it slightly more flexible.
This also helps if the rub-rail is old and brittle, and is essential if you
are replacing the entire rubber rail.
To begin, force the end of the tube into the opening in the rail.
Leave about three inches of line hanging out, you can trim and heat-
seal the end later. Take a firm grip on the pipe and drag it backwards


down the rub-rail. The oval pipe will stretch the opening in the rail and
the line will feed in with ease. Stop every few feet to give the line in
the rail a tap with a mallet (or lump of wood) to help it lay nicely in the
groove and then carry on pulling the tube around the boat. When you
have finished, trim the line and seal the ends.
Job done.


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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ONE GOOD TERN DESERVES ANOTHER

THE BRIDLED TERNS OF LOS ROQUES

STORY BY DEVI SHARP, PHOTOS BY CHUCK SHIPLEY


enter a new anchorage, so we are delighted to see a small
group of Bridled Terns circling above our boat Arctic Tern
as we pull into Cayo de Agua in Los Roques, Venezuela.
Terns are fast fliers and can be hard to identify, so I start by looking
at the tail, the bill and leg color, general size and any distinctive mark-
ings. Bridled Terns have long wings and a deeply forked tail, black bill
and legs and a distinctive black cap that extends down the back with
a white chevron on the forehead. Their call is distinctive a puppy like
yelp tells me that these are Bridled Terns, not the very similar Sooty
Tern which sounds a bit like a high pitched duck call. If you had both
terns in hand you could see that the black cap in the Sooty Tern is
smaller, but lacking a tern in the hand I make my identification by voice
and later verify my determination with a good look at a tern defend-
ing a nest on the ground. Juveniles when fully feathered are similar in
appearance to the adults except the crown has grayish brown streaks
and the white chest has flecks of gray.
Bridled Terns are denizens of the tropical and sub tropical oceans
worldwide. They nest on islands in the Atlantic, Indian and western
Pacific Oceans. In the Caribbean, Bridled Terns can be found in small
colonies on islands and cays, for example in the Tobago Cays in the
Grenadines, and on islands in Los Roques and Las Aves, Venezuela.
After breeding the adults and newly fledged young leave the breed-
ing colonies in loose flocks or alone. Away from the breeding grounds
these terns are entirely pelagic and are often associated with patches
of sargasso algae or flotsam which they use for perching. This behavior
explains why we seldom see Bridled Terns in our travels through the


Caribbean except when they are nesting. Bridled Terns are not plunge
divers like most terns; they are more often seen flying above the water
hunting in the characteristic tern 'head down' position, then dipping to
the surface for small fish such as squid and flying fish. They will also pick
crustaceans, aquatic insects or mollusks from mats of sargasso weed.
As we walked around Cayo de Agua, Bridled Terns flew above us call-
ing and diving at us. We were clearly too close to their nests, which were
small depressions in sand surrounded by vegetation that give the nest a
tiny amount of shade. In other locations nests may be in natural cavities
amongst rocks or coral rubble. Bridled Terns breed from February through
June in the Caribbean. They lay one egg and the chick hatches after 29
days and may take up to 55 days to take flight. The youngsters need a long
fledging period because after they fledge they leave the nesting area and
spend most of their time at sea until they are ready to breed.
Bridled Terns are not globally threatened because they are so wide-
ly dispersed, but can be locally threatened by mammalian predators,
development on or near their nesting sites and egg collecting. Eggs
are harvested for subsistence in the Bahamas and the West Indies, and
eggs and chicks are harvested on some islands in the Pacific by local
residents and coastal shipping crews. -


Devi Sharp is a retired wildlife biologist and is exploring the birds of
the Caribbean with her husband, Hunter, on their sailboat Arctic Tern.
Chuck Shipley is a former professor of computer science and an avid
amateur photographer. Chuck and his wife Barbara live aboard their
trawler Tusen Takk II in the Caribbean.


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Antigua Charter Yacht Show

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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER


THERE WILL BE AN IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF YACHTS AT THE
49TH ANNUAL ANTIGUA CHARTER YACHT SHOW. SET FOR
DECEMBER 6 TO 11, THIS SHOW AND SIMILAR EVENTS HELD
IN THE U.S. AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS IN NOVEMBER
ARE IDEAL VENUES TO TAKE A PULSE ON THE CARIBBEAN
CREWED YACHT CHARTER INDUSTRY TRENDS.

WHAT'S NEW IN ANTIGUA?
Several large vessels, including 200-plus-footers such as Maltese
Falcon, Kogo, Phocea and Sycara V, have madeAntigua the megayacht
show of choice in the Caribbean.
Sara Sebastian, show coordinator, says, "We're seeing more
megayacht owners put their yachts into commercial charter and they
see the Caribbean as a safe, price conscious place rather than putting
the yacht to bed in the Med or East Coast."
Still, Sebastian adds, "We like to have something for everyone. We
have a number of yachts under 100-foot showing, both sail and power"
New this year is an added 'Sail Away' day to allow brokers to experience
a 'micro charter'. Three different itineraries-to Green Island, Five Islands
and Hermitage Bay or into Carlisle Bay will give brokers a taste of the


cruising grounds as well as a chance to observe crew at work on everything
from serving a gourmet lunch to manning a vast array of water toys.
Also new is the format of the 'Concours de Chef' culinary competition.
"It will be a taster menu, or in other words small plates of local
sustainable cuisine from the Caribbean," says Sebastian. "Today's
charters aren't the booze cruises they use to be. Many guests are
interested in eating both healthfully and of locally grown foods."
The final new feature of this year's Antigua Charter Yacht Show
is a shuttle service between Nelson's Dockyard Marina in English
Harbour and the Falmouth Harbour Marina and Antigua Yacht Club
Marina in Falmouth.

TOP CHARTER TRENDS
The economy continues to affect charters, says Jennifer Saia, president
and charter specialist for The Sacks Group, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
"There is less lead time in bookings. For example, this summer was a
last minute frenzy. We are seeing some 'important date' bookings, such
as for the holidays and special birthdays, but not like it used to be."
Narendra 'Seth' Sethia, base manager for Barefoot Yacht Charters,
headquartered in Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent and The Grenadines


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doesn't see crewed yachts receiving as many last minute bookings as
bareboats. "Our lead time for crewed yachts varies from three months
to a year," he says.
Some people are indeed booking ahead, says Dick Schoonover,
manager at CharterPort BVI, in Tortola. "I'm surprised at how many
enquiries we were getting for next summer. However, it is still a mix; the
sense of recovery hasn't completely rebounded. Likewise, it still isn't
particularly great for the yachts that only take two or four guests."
"Guest bookings," says Erik Ackerson, executive director of
the Virgin Islands Charteryacht League (VICL), in St. Thomas,
"are running about neck-and-neck by brokers and self-bookings.
I'm not sure the brokers like this, but the Web is so accessible
these days."


Who's doing the chartering often depends on the size of the vessel.
Barefoot's Sethia says, "Larger luxurious yachts tend to be operated
by paid crews through clearinghouses, while smaller vessels are often
owner/operator."
As for trends in the fleet, Allison Kaufmann, charter specialist for
The Sacks Group, says, "There is huge range on the market, whether
it's a 40-foot sailboat with only a captain, to a 200-foot megayacht with
15 crew members and beyond."
"Less than 20 percent of our fleet is monohull sailing yachts, and
sadly, it's proven more and more difficult to attract charterers to them,"
says CharterPort BVI's Schoonover. "The wind is still free, and less than
five percent of our fleet is motor yachts."
Today's charter guest is different than in the past.
"Our largest potential market consists of the 99.9 percent of folks
who do not know how to sail and don't buy sailing magazines," says
Barefoot's Sethia.
Janet Oliver, administrator at the Charteryacht Society of the BVI,
agrees. "We have a lot of work to do to get the message out. A website
presence alone is not enough to penetrate a new market."
On the other side of the coin, says the VICL's Ackerson, "There
are many charter guests that have a lot of sailing experience.
This makes the bareboat industry the main rival for the crewed
yachts. These folks want to come down and have the luxuries of
a captain and chef, but they want to be able to grab the wheel
for themselves."
Couples that used to charter are now family groups,
says CharterPort's Schoonover "February used to be a
big month. This has shifted to March and April, or Spring
Break and Easter Break, for schools."
'Value-add', or offering additional or unique services to
a charter rather than cost-cutting, has become a trend for
yachts to entice bookings in a down economy.
"Anything relating to health and beauty, a chef who
specializes in healthful dining or a masseuse, are great
selling points," says The Sacks Group's Kaufmann. "I have
seen some yachts offer full salon services such as manicures
and pedicures or hair styling."
A full complement of water toys is in big demand, says
Sebastian, who is also a broker for Nicholson Yachts in
Antigua. "That includes kayaks, wake boards, kitesurfing
and paddle boards."
Some yachts are blazing new territory in the value-
add department.
"One of our members, appropriately named Good Medicine, is run
by a pair of doctors who offer continuing medical education courses
while on charter," says the VICL's Ackerson.
Finally, the Caribbean is still the hot spot when it comes to
crewed charters.
"We're seeing interest from Russian clients who don't need a visa to
come to Antigua," says Sebastian. "East Indians are showing interest
as their country's economy has improved. The Chinese are almost
ready, but not quite yet." &


Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based
marine writer and registered dietitian.


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NAUTICAL HOLIDAY

HAPPENINGS AROUND

THE CARIBBEAN

BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER


2.here's no better place to celebrate the holidays than in the Caribbean. Just power or
sail to virtually any island and you'll find festivities galore, including many with a nautical theme
such as lighted boat parades, holiday racing, dockside parties and New Year's revelry.


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Deck your decks with lights, ornaments and even Christmas trees and
take part in a Lighted Boat Parade.
San Juan Baywill serve as a grand stage forthe Christmas Boat Parade,
hosted by Club Nautico de San Juan in Puerto Rico on December 3.
More than 30 vessels are expected to take part, starting at 6pm. The
parade will launch in Old San Juan, where spectators can watch the
fleet, and pass by the cruise ship docks and the Catano boardwalk. "We
want to attract international boats sailing through the Caribbean during
the holidays," says commodore Ralph 'Agie' Vincente.
St. Croix's annual boat parade will set sail on December 11, at
6pm in Christiansted Harbor. Afterwards, there's a visit by Santa on
the boardwalk, several shops and restaurants stay open late, and a
spectacular fireworks display follows.
On the same day, you can also parade your vessel at the Bitter
End Yacht Club (BEYC), on Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands.
"We expect upwards of 30 boats this year, many of them crewed and
bareboat charter boats, but local boats too. Since many skippers get
a little nervous about maneuvering at dusk, we added a 'moored
category' a couple years back for those that just want to hang out on
a mooring ball or on the docks, but still want to get into the holiday
spirit," says John Glynn, BEYC's vice president of sales.
The Virgin Islands Charteryacht League will host its lighted boat
parade in Charlotte Amalie harbor on December 17.


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Some see the holidays as a time for revelry, others for racing. On
December 18, the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club will host
its Commodore's Cup, complete with both long and short courses,
followed by the annual Commodore's Christmas Dinner "Non-
members are welcome to race and attend the dinner," says Guy
Phoenix, captain of sailing. "Visiting yachtsmen to the BVI receive
automatic temporary membership for up to one month."
Junior sailors will rule on December 19, when the Dominica Yacht
Club will host it's first-ever Optimist Regatta. The event will take place
from 9am to 4pm in Portsmouth.


Meanwhile, the Antigua Yacht Club will run its High Tide Series from
December 19-26, followed by its Nelson's Pursuit Race on New Year's Eve.
There's also the New Year's Eve Regatta, a just-for-fun race around
the island open to sailboats of all sizes and visitors and locals alike, on
St. Barths.



Warm up to the holidays at the St. Maarten Yacht Club's Christmas Party
set for December 12. Also in the run-up to the big day, Marina ZarPar in
the Dominican Republic usually hosts a free party once every two weeks
for cruisers who are in the marina. "The Christmas party is consistent with
the free cruiser parties," says Frank Virgintino, who wrote the Dominican
Republic Cruising Guide, "however, it is larger and sometimes has a live
band that plays merengue and bachata music."
This year's new and improved ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers)
Village at IGY Rodney Bay Marina, in St. Lucia, which will be opened
December 13 to 17, offers a hugely festive atmosphere. There will be
crafts people available for last minute presents, specialty foods, a beer
garden, floating entertainment such as live music, and fun for the kids
including face painting, wash-off tattoos and bouncing castles.
On Christmas Day, there will be a raft-up at Christmas Cove off Great
St. James Island and across from the St. Thomas Yacht Club where all
are welcome. "It's the best way in the world to celebrate Christmas,"
says manager, Bill Canfield.
In Antigua, head to Nelson's Dockyard for the Charity Champagne
Christmas Party. Hundreds of people dress up in red and white and
gather to enjoy live soca and calypso music and a champagne bar The
party starts around midday and finishes when the last man falls.



Foxy's Tamarind Bar in Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, is a perennial place to
usher in the New Year But, it isn't the only place to party. There's music and
dancing on the dock and fireworks at midnight in Gustavia, St. Barths. The
whole bay lights up with St. Lucia's biggest firework display at Marigot Bay,
St. Lucia. In Antigua, the party and fireworks takes place at Fort Berkley
"Finally," says Nicola Redway of the Bequia Sailing Club, "there is
a fabulous 15-minute firework display at midnight on New Year's Eve
in Bequia that has become a 'don't miss' for boats from miles around.
The harbor at Admiralty Bay is almost as full on New Year's Eve as it is
at regatta time!" -



Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based
marine writer and registered dietitian.


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STORY AND PHOTOS BY ROSIE BURR


Samana anchcrage viewed from
across the bay cn a calm day


Await for favourable weather in Samana on the east coast
of the Dominican Republic gave us a chance to explore
hidden parts of this beautiful island.
Samana itself is undeniably charming with little streets


watching tours are offered during the season, but why not take your
own boat?
Waterfalls abound in Samana and you have a choice. We arranged a
taxi with one of the friendly dock boys and a group of us travelled eight


winding up the hillside, outdoor
cafes and small parks. The town
is centred around the malec6n
(water front) with numerous bars,
cafes and shops that come alive
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The anchorage is a good size with
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"One of the main
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everything you might need from supermarket to laundry and at the
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an experience for your senses with a sundry of different fresh fruit,
meat and vegetables available.
One of the main attractions here are the Humpback whales that
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V through lush and hilly terrain. This waterfall is well worth a look with
150 feet of water falling into pools that you can swim in.
The most special place that we found was an 11 mile downwind
sail to the west, deep into Samana Bay, to Bahia de San Lorenzo.
ow NEW Nacional Los Haitises is a national park covering a total of 800 square
miles, spreading west from Sabana de la Mar and around the coastal
area of Samana. Mostly mangrove swamp and tropical jungle, it
conjures images of Pacific islands. With over 92 plant species and
home to 112 bird species, along with a wide variety of marine life,
this is an anchorage with a truly spectacular backdrop.
It's best to get permis-
sion in advance from the q"
Comandancia of Samana
to anchor in the National
Park, and there is a small
fee for using the park on a
daily bases. The park has r
many caverns and caves e
that can be reached by .
dinghy. Some of the caves
contain Taino petroglyphs
and pictographs, while
others hide pre Columbian
drawings and etchings
amongst their spectacular
stalagmites and stalactites.
The caves have great
historical value and are
there to be explored. Don't
forget to bring a flashlight.
The main areas of
interest are Cueva de la
Linea, a large grotto with
many Taino drawings of
Marine. families, hunters, children, O o
whales and sharks. The
caves are set amongst
the ruins of a 100 year
rs old banana wharf, where
pelicans perch on the remaining wooden supports intended to hold
a railroad station built to transport the sugar cane that once grew in
the area.
protection Cueva Arena is another large cave by the rangers' station that
houses several different caves leading down to the waters edge. You
can find detailed carvings of Tiano faces on the cave walls. Martins
dart about inside the caves while hummingbirds nest and sing outside.
From Cueva Arena you can view Cayo Willy Simons, a hideout for the
notorious pirate, now noted for its circling birds including pelicans,
herons, terns, frigates and even falcons.
There are many caves and grottos to be explored, some with
such ornate stalagmites and stalactites that they are known as The
I I NC. Cathedral. A trail from one site leads you through jungle terrain out
into open fields and meadows, with banana, coconut and avocado
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the hike you will be rewarded with the sight of an eco lodge known as
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off in the natural pools and cascading waterfalls. If you are too tired to
retrace your steps, you can always arrange with the friendly staff for a
launch to take you back to your anchored boats for a reasonable fee.
The eco lodge can also be reached by dinghy and a short walk past a
vista of rice fields.
Samana had not been a destination on our cruise list, we had been
keen to take the fast route to Puerto Rico and onwards east and south
down the Caribbean chain. But Bahia de Samana was a rewarding
stop, quite unlike any place that we have been in the Caribbean. -

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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER


once swam where to-
day cruise ships dock in
St. Thomas' Charlotte
Amalie Harbor, taught sailing as
an explorer scout, and wished he
could be a conservation officer,
protecting the Virgin Islands marine
environment and the creatures
that swam in it when he grew up.
Today, that wish has come true,
and Callwood brings to his position
an incredible wealth of talent and
professional experience.
Callwood has long held an affinity
for the sea. This shaped his education Austin Callwood (c) received his
and ultimately his professional life.
"I sailed sailboats out of Avery's Boat Yard in Frenchtown as part of
my Sea Explorer's Troop," he says. "We had to wear life jackets and
get the boats inspected. But, it was the chance to go out on the cutter,
Point Whitehorn that was stationed here that sold me on applying to
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy."
Callwood was honored by the U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature for being
the first Virgin Islander to graduate from this prestigious and highly
competitive institution where merit alone is what gains entry. Yet, it was
no cakewalk to reach that podium back in the 1970s for an island boy.
"It was an awakening," he says. "Not just because of the snow and
cold, but militarily, academically and especially culturally. There was this
sense of urgency; that everything should have been done yesterday."
Callwood's hard work and perseverance paid off in a position as
primary watch officer, in charge of antisubmarine warfare and combat
information aboard a 378-foot Coast Guard cutter stationed in Hawaii,
right out of the academy. From there, he served a tour of duty in
Alaska as commanding officer of a Loran station in St. Paul Island,
before returning to Hawaii where he worked in intelligence and law
enforcement in the Pacific islands including Guam, Samoa, and the
Northern Marianas.
"Being in the islands felt like home," says Callwood of his time in
Hawaii. "Although understanding the culture didn't directly apply to
my job, it helped in living there. For example, I knew I could go raid a
mango tree if I needed an afternoon snack."
Callwood's career trajectory in the Coast Guard landed him
increasingly weighty command opportunities. For example, he served
as operations officer on a 378-foot cutter out of California that was
the first response vessel after the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster. Then,
he was stationed in Washington, D.C. at central command, where he
simultaneously earned an MBA from George Washington University.


award at the V.I. Legislature


Then, he was tapped as executive agent for the U.S. Southern
Command directing exercise 'Tradewinds' annually in the Caribbean.
In this position he liaised with Coast Guards throughout the islands on
topics such as search and rescue as well as drug interdiction and illegal
migration. His final position before retiring in 2003 was that of Coast
Guard AtlanticArea International Operations Section Chief, based out
of Portsmouth, Virginia, where he was responsible for international
engagement in Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean.
"The beauty of the military," says Callwood, "is that you're never in
the same position for longer than two years, yet you have the stability
of working for the same employer."
Callwood continued to live and work in Virginia with his wife and four
children until he received a call from one of his childhood mentors about
an opening for the position of Director of the Division of Environmental
Enforcement for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
He interviewed and took the position in September 2009.
"It's great to be back home and soaking up the culture and family
again," says Callwood.
One of many aspects he enjoys about his position is working with
the local fishermen.
"They are energetic, opinionated and know their craft," he says.
To young people who would like to follow in Callwood footsteps, he
recommends, "You need to have a vision of where you want to go. Not
a big one, but some idea of what you want to do. It's not about ideas of
money or glory, but it's the day to day interactions with mentors, family and
friends that can help to clarify and solidify that vision of the future." -&


Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based
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Olympics programs in the Caribbean, but are the only country with
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The BVI Watersports Centre's Sailability BVI program's three top
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The young men prepared at the BVI Water Sports Centre (BVISWC) in
a Laser 2000, the closest boat available that resembled the larger and
faster Laser Stratos they would sail in England.
Alison Knights Bramble, national director for the Sailability Program
and principal of the BVIWSC, says, "You would be forgiven for
imagining that all this build-up and preparation, while facing a trip to
a cold country thousands of miles
away, to race in a boat you have "'We are the only
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never set eyes on, whilst competing
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with a fleet much larger than you attending that will be
have ever encountered, would be taking sailors,' says
a daunting task for anyone. Did we Knights Bramble.
mention thatthese boys have special 'This in itself is a feat
needs? Both young men have major to be proud of.
to be proud of.
learning disabilities which prevent
'mainstream' learning techniques
being possible. Methods that we take for granted such as, reading,
listening to training briefings, or memorizing theories or rules are not
possible for these special boys, their boat handling has to come from
natural feel and their racing, from the desire to win."
The regatta, sailed under extreme conditions that included driving
rain, winds ranging between 12 to 20 knots with major thunder squalls,
and temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s, included classes that
raced both separately and together on windward/leeward as well as
trapezoid courses. The BVI team never started with less than 20 boats
on the line and sometimes double that.
"While they only had one other Stratos to beat, which they did in
every race but one during the whole weekend, Glen was able to set
his sights on the longer keelboats that blazed around the course with
crews that became, at times, just a little irritated with the red Stratos
dinghy containing two boys dressed in red foul weather gear, hiking
hard or flying a spinnaker, threatening to ruin the more sedate sailor's
game plan!," says Knights Bramble.
In the end, Glenford and Lenford were not only awarded a first
place trophy, but received two RYA Sailability flags, wool hats and
sailing gloves.
Sailing isn't all fun, games and recreation for these two young
men. Glenford is employed at Horizon Yacht Charters through the
BVIWSC's apprenticeship scheme. Lenford is still in school and he
hopes this fall to start a day a week work experience with another
local charter company.
Yet, the horizon beckons. These two young men will join with
eight other Sailability BVI sailors to ensure their place on the Special
Olympics BVI team thatwill compete next June in the Special Olympics
World Summer Games in Greece.
"We are the only Caribbean country attending that will be taking
sailors," says Knights Bramble. "This in itself is a feat to be proud
of. Glenford and Lenford are now leading the other athletes in
regular training in both crewed and single handed boats, both 420s
and Lasers."
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BY ROBERT LUCKOCK


I::,., think of better things to do with my Sunday
i i:, ing than planting my butt into a needle-shaped
i- ... le the width of my hips. And that's without even
ri,,j to stay upright on the water. Drowning before
breakfast isn't usually on my to-do list. But tell that to the
22 aficionados of these exhilaratingly-fast projectiles called
Surfskis who lined up on the start line in St. Barths in October
for the 6th Soualiga Challenge-a 25K sprint from Gustavia
to Oyster Pond, St. Maarten.
They sing the praises of this high performance craft
and will tell you it's about balance, technique, upper body
strength, cadence, and some hi-tech carbon blades.
The race, the first of a three-part series taking in Antigua
and Guadeloupe, took off in a blaze of paddles and
bonhomie at 9:17am, with St. Barths looking resplendent in
the early morning light; a glassy turquoise sea in the harbour
completing an idyllic scene.
The passage between Oyster Pond and St. Barths
upwind can be notoriously stomach-churning, but Sunday's
downwind run to Oyster Pond offered an unusually flat sea,
but one not necessarily conducive to a fast crossing. Surfski
paddlers depend on surfing down steep swells for optimum spe
From the start a breakaway group of six international pa,
carved out a lead of over 200 metres from the rest of the field
whittled down to four paddlers.
It was this group comprising Guadeloupe-based French char
Franck Fifils, Portugal's Henrique Silva, Spain's Antonio Giorior
Sweden's Tommy Karls, that led the field, treating observer boa
press to a master class in technique.
The intriguing duel saw the lead change frequently between
four The rest of the fleet were sprinkled liberally over the ocea
many of the tail-enders out of sight.
Karls, the 1984 Olympic Silver medallist in the K4, was fi
arrive at the lie Fourche checkpoint to win the $200 hot spot
but in the end it was Henrique Silva who prevailed comp
the distance in 2:00:34 to win the first leg and the Und
age category.
Previous two-time winner of the event Fifils finished second c
(first in veteran category) in 2:00:11. He dropped off the pace m
but found another gear at the 1:26:00 mark.
"Very hard, and very hot," Fifils commented afterwards. "I cc
find the power."
Tommy Karls was third overall (2:04:16) and second in Vet
Spain's Antonio Giorion finished fourth in 2:08:25(third veteran).
"The pace was fine but it was the heat that got to me
extreme variation in temperature in 24 hours from Sweden to
said Karls.


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Under 35 category winners: From left; Alex Nebe (3rd), Jolyon Ferron
(2nd), and overall race winner Henrique Silva (1st) at the Captain Oliver's
awards ceremony in Oyster Pond.

,ed. Vacationing Australian couple Angus and Narelle Urquhart piloted
ddlers the only double surfski in the race finishing a respectable fifth overall
,later in 2:11:49. "We hit the wall at Table Rock, our speed dropping from 12
to 10kph," reported Angus. "Then when the runs started popping up,
npion we didn't have enough juice left to get on them. But it was beautiful
n, and paddling and scenery."
ts and Winner of the ladies event went to Antigua's Shelly Chadburn
(2:55:00), second place to Trinidad's Nina Chavez (2:52:21), and third
these to St. Maarten's Terry De Witt (3:24:05).
n with First at the finish line from the local contingent was St. Maarten's
Stuart Knaggs, doubling as competitor and organiser, finishing in
rst to 2:19:43 (seventh overall). But the loudest cheers went up for talented
prize, 15-year-old Jolyon Ferron from St. Maarten who finished in 2: 23:07.
letting He led the fleet of local paddlers most of the way until he was caught
er 35 by the more experienced Knaggs.
The Soualiga Challenge was sponsored by Captain Oliver's Marina
overall and Restaurant, Perrier, The Moorings, and many other generous
idway supporters and contributors.
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REGATTA 2011
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STORY AND PHOTO BY GARY E. BROWN


hirty years ago it was
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Sint Maarten Heineken
Regatta on the back of a beer
mat. Today, to run a success-
ful regatta requires a team of
dedicated professionals work-
ing year round. In 2011, the
Caribbean's largest regatta
is in the capable hands of |
three women.
For Race Director Heather
Tackling, the 31st St. Maarten
Heineken Regatta will be her fifth as the person in charge.
The job of planning and organizing days of top quality racing
and partying is a massive one. For the next event Tackling will
share the load with Michele Korteweg, the intern who worked
for the regatta in 2009.
Tackling says she is delighted to have Korteweg back on
the team. "Having somebody new who is full of enthusiasm
and ready to go with new ideas is exciting and will benefit
the regatta. I didn't have an assistant last year so this year I'm
looking forward to splitting our duties in half."
"My role is different this time because I'm not the intern,"
says Korteweg, who returned to the regatta after gaining a
degree in International Leisure and Sports Managementfrom
the NHTV, University of Applied Sciences in Breda, Holland.
"I have plenty of ideas, but I would like to see us making
more use of social networking, getting us out there to the
regatta fans, sailors and sponsors."
As Korteweg moves up to become assistant director, Marleen
Voets takes on Korteweg's old job as intern. "In the beginning
everything is new and I have to find my way," says Voets. "I can
learn a lot and I'm very curious about the actual regatta."
Like it or not sailing is still a male dominated sport. Does
having three women in firm control of the Caribbean's largest
regatta make a difference? "Certainly," says Tackling. "Sailors
are pleased to see women running the event. It's different, it's
a different vibe." For info go: heinekenregatta.com r


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New Year's Eve Regatta, which sets sail on the morning of
December 31, as a kick-off to the island's holiday festivities.
This year, the 2010 New Year's Eve Regatta will mark the 16th
anniversary of this event, which is organized by Mark del Guidice, along
with the staff from the Saint Barth Yacht Club and the Port of Gustavia.
Last year's event was smaller than usual, a result of the global financial
crisis no doubt. But for del Guidice, this year is shaping up nicely: "The
economy seems to be on the rebound," he says, at least for the boat
owners. "We are anticipating a very busy holiday season in St Barth. This
could be the biggest turn out for the regatta-weather permitting!"
Last year's winner, the 137-foot (41.5m) J boat Hanuman, a replica of
Endeavour II built in 1937 (and named after the Hindu monkey god),
will be back to defend its title. Designed by naval architects Dykstra
& Partners, Hanuman was built at the Royal Huisman shipyard, and
launched in March 2009. With a time of one hour and 55 minutes, even
the mighty Hanuman did not beat the record set for mono-hulls in
2004 by the 147-foot (44.5m) Baltic yacht, Visione, which completed
the course in one hour, 32 minutes, 7 seconds.
Perhaps this year one of the big boats will finally beat that record. In
addition to Hanuman, other entries include Twizzle, a 190-foot (57.5m)
Dubois Design yacht and Saline, an 80-foot (24m) Swan. Local boats of
all sizes also take part, starting with some little guys as small as 21 feet
(6.3m) who love the chance to race around the island in the company
of world-class yachts, making the last event of 2010 is the perfect way
to sail into 2011. -


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SCRIMBONES

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BY JANET HEIN




is alive today because of a handful of artisans
who cling to the old fashioned medium for all
the right reasons. It's a tedious, painstaking
procedure that produces works of beauty that transport
you back to a time when men hunted whales from
sailing ships.
One of the finest, most talented scrimshanders,
Michael Strzalkowski, calls the islands of the Caribbean
his home. Scrim, as he's affectionately known, came to
the art along a serendipitous path while messing about
in boats. ,
Fascinated by the sailors' art in his homeland,
England, he spent time sketching and learning to
make nets such as safety nets and bow nets. When not
engaged in tying knots he wielded a brush, painting
names and decorative adornments for yachts.
In 1975, Strzalkowski caught a ride on a Swedish
ketch sailing from England to the Mediterranean, then
boat hopped his way to Malta, Spain, the Canaries,
Barbados and, fortuitously, Bequia. Reminiscing about
that landfall he remarked: "It was the first real Caribbean
island for me. I'd been reading about it on the crossing;
the whaling peaked my interest."
In Bequia's legendary Frangipani Bar, Strzalkowski was
approached by sailor Mike Bailey "He came up to me in the Frangi,
asked if I did scrimshaw. I told him I understood it so we went round the
harborto a shack. The guytookout
a whale bone, some sandpaper, a "'He came up to me in
needle and showed me the basics
the Frangi, asked if I did
while we drank rum."
Inspired, Scrim bought a small scrimshaw. I told him
bag of pilot whale teeth and set I understood it so we


and sell a couple pieces. I
could pay the rent."
The art medium grew in
scope and size from small
slices to large, entire
teeth; black coral came
into play. "It's taken me
on a path; it's become
more sculptural."
Using a limited, ob-
scure substance turn-
ed Strzalkowski into a
collector who, for 30
years, has been gathering
A teeth, bones and tusks.
He described how he
purchased 400 pounds of
whale teeth when it was
legal, adding: "I still have
the receipt."
At a workbench in a tiny
shop in Falmouth Harbor,
he pulled samples of raw
materials from drawers:
boars tusks, mastodon
bones and explained, "Scrimshaw as an art ... it's so obscure. It's not like
an industry that threatens the earth like the ivory trade in Africa. It's an out
of the mainstream craft that recycles pieces from the Victorian era."
The shop, which doubles as a studio, brims with finished work.
Pendants, earrings, brooches, paperweights and cane and knife
handles are scattered amidst tools and raw material. Each finished
piece tells a story written by Scrim's hand.


to work engraving one with a
leaping dolphin.
On the next chance encounter,
a fellow asked him what he did
for a living so he answered, I do
scrimshaw. "I actually said it,"
marveled Strzalkowski. He pulled
the piece out of his pocket and


went round the harbor
to a shack. The guy took
out a whale bone, some
sandpaper, a needle and
showed me the basics
while we drank rum.'"


sold it, launching a successful, convoluted career.
The 1970s were a time of adventurous opportunity so Scrim sailed
on with the bag of teeth, collecting more along the way.
He stitched a leather pouch, filled it with carved work and set
about marketing it. "By the time I got to Antigua I was getting more
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One pendant bore the names of
a loving couple. "They ordered it
but nevercame back," he chuckled.
"I use it now as a sample." Accord-
ing to Strzalkowski, The classic
commission is to carve the image
of a beloved boat emblazoned with
the name. That kind of obsession,
a love for a vessel, he knows all
too well.
In 1989 the 53-foot Bristol
Channel Pilot Cutter, Marguerite
T, became his home and love. "I
thought I could just live on the
boat and sail around, do my art." 1
Scrim took that tack for a few
years, racking up a logbook full
of incredible voyages but the old
gal, with 90 years and numerous

miles under her keel, needed currency
and courage, so he sailed her from the
Caribbean to Nova Scotia, Canada. With
the help of like minded sailors, the vessel
began a rebuild that lasted three years.
Prideful, he notes, "She was 100 years old
when we finished."
After ten years of dedication, the boat
passed to new hands allowing Strzalkowski
time and energy to focus on his art. "Here, with a bench, or in my house,
it's focused; it works." Gold, bronze and silver, jewels and gems are used
in many jewelry designs, some of which are designed for Ralph Lauren.
Maintaining the scrimshander tradition, each spring Scrim packs
a bag of tools and catches a ride across the Atlantic. "I still work
onboard, on watch, which is how it all began."
For more information visit Scrim's store in Falmouth Harbour,
Antigua, or go to: www.scrimbones.com -



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t's summer in Grenada. Hundreds of cruising boats are sitting out
hurricane season and lots of people are looking for something
to do. Wracking our brains, we came up with the idea to have
a cricket match. Thus was born the Calabash Cup. After a word
with Bob Blanco, the owner of Clarkes Court Bay Marina, we were
ready to hold the first match on the marina's 'southwest' lawn.
Cricket equipment not being high on the normal cruisers' list of
essentials, improvisation is a must. The wickets are two beer crates and
the stumps three beer bottles (the number of beer bottles tends to rises
during the course of the game). Thankfully, the cricket balls are tennis
balls wrapped in blue masking tape to give them a more authentic feel.
With the dubious styles of bowling this helps people avoid decapitation.
To make sure everyone has a go at batting, our rules are slightly different
with 12 overs per team and each batter facing only 12 balls unless they
are out. Likewise, everyone gets a chance to bowl.
First problem, how to explain cricket to Americans, Canadians and
all the other nationalities that would eventually play? Our umpire
came up with the idea of printing out the rules from the Internet.
But on reading 'when you are in you are in-and when you are in you
are out' seemed to confuse things, and in the end we decided it was
better just to play and explain as we went along.
Team Clarkes Court Bay (CCB) included a South African, an Aussie,
a Brit, a scattering of West Indians and one Texan. Team Rest of the


World Team (ROW) comprised of Americans, Canadians and a Swede.
Naturally CCB were hot favorites. After a few false starts, where the
ROW kept running each other out by forgetting to run between the
wickets and bats were flung in all directions (no, this is not baseball),
they soon got the hang of it.


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There were some interesting batting stances, ranging from Joe
Di Maggio to Arnold Palmer. Likewise, there was some pretty
scary bowling.
Rest of the World having made a respectable 67 all out, it was CCBs
turn to bat. However, due to some very biased umpiring with regard to
the bowling, CCB collapsed and to the amazement and hilarity of the
crowd ROW won the first match.
Since the first match the series has gone from strength to strength. A
new team emerged from Prickly Bay-the dreaded Aussies-and these
are now our two, weekly opponents. Due to the movement of boats up
and down the islands the remaining original ROW now play for CCB.
The Aussies, with an Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman, take
their cricket very seriously, so their bus turns up to every match loaded
with beer coolers, flags and a ton of supporters.
After CCB lost the next three matches, we found our secret
weapon, Jude, a local who used to play for Grenada. Thanks to him
and another of our stars, Canadian Lynn, CCB finally won a match.
The Aussies now demand to know where Jude's boat is! We reply,
"Err ... it's out there somewhere."
After each game it's time for the quintessentially English cucumber
sandwiches, and of course plenty of beer The cup is then presented to
the winning team, unless it's the Aussies. They are not allowed to take
the cup home anymore after they returned the original in pieces. The
replacement cup stands proud in the bar at Clarkes Court Bay Marina,
hopefully to stay for good. Since we started the series a United Nations
of players have taken part. Who says cricket is dead! -'


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Editor's note: The teams wish to thank Bob Blanco of Clarkes Court Marina
for his support and for having the huge lawn cut every two weeks.


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ast July Adriaan 'Dutch' Schrier watched the arrival of a new
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place where no scuba diver could survive. We descend alongside
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39 1974 South Sea Steel passage maker, orginalowner, bnng offers..$55,000
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39 2003 Liberty Die Boat-Approved for 18 divers, sing cat desel... $85,000
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34' '89 Sea Ray Express, diesels............ $55K
37' '86 CML Trawler. Needs engs.............. $20K
38' '77 Chris-Craft 2 strm, cockpit.............. $30K


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'97 Carver MY, Ckpt, great condition$89.9K
'71 Grand Banks MY, CG Cert 42 pass.$99K
'84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans $79.9K
'03 Silverton MY, excellent cond ........$245K
'97 Sunseeker, Cats, many upgrades.$195K
'99 Dyna Craft MY, 435HP diesels.$299.5K
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51' 1986 Beneteau ................................................................. US$225,000
51' 1989 Beneteau (owner's version) .................................... US$160,000
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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of W.Indian sail. A non profit heritage
rebuild US$29,000.00 Offers. raylinning-
ton@hotmail.com

PEARSON 40 C/B SLOOP. Bill Shaw
design, hull #8 1979. Westerbeke die-
sel. Extensively refitted this year with
lots of gear-solar-wind vane-steering gear
etc. Ready to go sailing. Located Tortola
$52,000.12844944311 orbill@rwhirst.com

IC 24 FOR SALE, GOOD CONDI-
TION, well maintained, New Racing
Sails + set of practice sails, Includes
Trailer, Easy to ship OR sail Down
Island, St Thomas USVI based. Reduced
$15,000 OBO 443-321-3797 or chris@
yourislands.com

HENDERSON 30 YEAR 97',
Numerous sails and spinnaker,
Carbonmast, Located in Guadeloupe,
29 000 regi971@hotmail.com

FOR SALE 34F SAILBOAT ON
ARUBA grp hull teak superstructure.
29hp volvo penta 1997, radar jrc1000,
ais, achilles dingy, touchscreen naviga-
tion, windvane, autopilot st4000, marfoon,
plotter gpsmapl72, etc etc. good condition
$32,000. phone (00297)5855961 email
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Garmin 3010C, Radar Garmin R20,
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Refrigerator. Well Equipped,
Excellent Conditions. Ready to go.
Located in Puerto Rico.
$135,000 OBO Call 787.630.1318





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.
mail: ybutt2002@yahoo.com

JEANNEAU GIN FIZZ 1994 38FT,
fully recon 3GM yanmar engine,
Raymarne 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 RACER/CRUISER
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);
angusbeavers@msn.com

BEAUTIFUL CT 54 1987, ketch cut-
ter rigged, ideal blue water cruiser, Ford
135 Hp diesel, generator, A/C, fridge &
freezer 150 000 US$ ONO, needs work,
Email:amdsurveys@gmail.com

ENDEAVOUR 43 KETCH FOR
SALE in December in Antigua. No deal-
ers/brokers. www.cedarclose.com/yacht


New Dotrom paint / automatic mige
pump / 6HP 4 stroke aux. engine,
Achilles inflatable with 3.5 HP 4 stroke
engine under warranty, original Pacific
trailer etc. Regarding these Hall of Fame
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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
for details.
Asking price $30K USD.
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50' FD-12 SAILBOAT, DESIGNED
BY EVA HOLLMAN AND WILHEM
EIKHOLT, built at the Tayana boat-
yard. 1980. A solid world cruiser with
TONS of potential. Needs a lot of TLC
(a full-refit) but is well worth it! Located
in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
Please email me for more details and
photos. Asking $59,900 or best offer.
Owner motivated to sell! Contact maria.
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DOCKAGE IN THE BVI, TORTOLA,
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THE DISH

MERRY CHRISTMAS
TO ALL, AND TO ALL,
A GOOD APPETITE ...

BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON


T was the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung as we slumbered in our nook
hoping that Santa would bring us a cook!


CHRISTMAS PUNCH
Preparation time: 2 minutes. Serves: Many.
1 (2 qt) pkg lime Kool-aid 2 qts ginger ale
1 qt pineapple juice 1 qt lime sherbet
Mix kool-aid in a punch bowl, add pineapple juice. Just before
serving add ginger ale and sherbet by spoonfuls.
Note: For red punch use raspberry kool-aid and sherbet.


POTATO OMELET
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Serves: 2.
Vegetable cooking spray 1 cup fat-free egg substitute
1 cup cubed boiled potatoes 2 tsp dried dill weed
1/2 cup diced boiled onions
Coat a small frying pan with vegetable cooking spray. Saute potatoes
and onions until golden brown. Shake the egg substitute with dill weed
and pour over potatoes and onions; cover Cook on low heat until set.
Note: Cut omelet in half and place on warm serving plates. Serve
with tomato and cucumber slices sprinkled with pepper and whole
wheat toast or with fresh salsa.


HOLIDAY MORNING FRENCH TOAST
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 45 minutes.
Standing time: 5 minutes. Serves: 12.
1 cup brown sugar 1 load Italian or French bread,
1/2 cup butter, melted cut into 1-inch slices
3 tsp ground cinnamon (divided) 6 large eggs
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, 1-1/2 cups milk
cored and thinly sliced 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries/raisins
In a 13 x 9-inch baking dish combine brown sugar, butter and 1 tsp
cinnamon. Add apples and cranberries, toss and coat well. Spread
apple mixture evenly over bottom of baking dish and arrange slices
of bread on top. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, and remaining 2 tsp of
cinnamon until well blended. Pour mixture over bread, soaking bread
completely. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
Before cooking preheat oven to 375F Cover with aluminum foil
and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 minutes more. Remove
from oven; let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm.


SWEET 'N' SALTY HONEY CHEESE SPREAD
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves: 6 8.
1 (10.5 oz) goat cheese log
1/2 cup roasted, salted, sunflower seeds
1/3 cup honey
Garnish: 1 pt. fresh raspberries, blackberries
or blueberries and fresh mint leaves
Press or roll goat cheese log in sunflower seeds, thoroughly covering
cheese, including ends. Arrange cheese on a serving platter with any
remain sunflower seeds. Drizzle with honey. Garnish: Sprinkle with
berries. Serve immediately with assorted crackers.


SLICED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH BRANDY AND CREAM
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Serves: 4.
1-1/2 Ibs pork tenderloin, cut in 1-inch slices
Salt and pepper
Butter and olive oil
4 Tbsp soy sauce
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup brandy
Fry tenderloin slices in a little butter and oil about 5 minutes on each
side. Add a little salt, pepper, soy sauce and cream. Saute another
minute or so, then add brandy.
So easy and so very delicious!
Note: Serve with Potatoes Au Gratin and Paprika-Buttered Broccoli


CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 5 minutes. Serves: 4.
1 qt. Strawberries with stems, washed
Sauce: 2 Tbsp butter
1 (6 oz) pkg semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 tsp vanilla or orange extract
1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
Arrange strawberries on plate with a doily Place sauce ingredients
in top of double boiler and stir until blended. Serve sauce in a bowl
over hot water and let guests hand dip the strawberries lots of fun
and delicious!
Note: The sauce can be put in a microwavable dish; heat until
blended, but very carefully!
Note: IF, there is any sauce left over, freeze and re-use as fudge
sauce for ice cream.

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 cooking ... 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
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