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THE CARIBBEAN'S WATERFRONT MAGAZINE
44 CARIBBEAN REGATTA PREVIEW
January Through March 2011
46 SAILORS SHARE THEIR
SIX TOP STRATEGIES
How to Win a Regatta This Season
48 BVI CHARTER YACHT
SOCIETY BOAT SHOW
PHOTO: PIM VAN HEMMEN
Captain and crew of Symmetry
work to clear a line during the first
day of the St. Barths Bucket 2010
8 EDITOR'S LOG
12 WHERE IN THE WORLD?
14 CARIBBEAN NEWS
16 EVENT CALENDAR
18 YACHT CLUB NEWS
20 SAILING HUMOR
Yacht Racing & Character Building
Sailing with Charlie: Crew
24 RACING CIRCUIT
2010 Discover the Caribbean Series
Saint Barth Cata Cup
Route Du Rhum
St. Lucia & Martinique
Intl Billfish Tournament
Sports Fisherman to Help Scientists
34 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING
Ocean Sailing: The First Time
Aegir II- Caribbean or Bust
The Way West
42 OUR NATURAL WORLD
Much Maligned Rays: Part Two
78 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE
94 SPONSOR DIRECTORY
96 CARIBBEAN DINING
Eat, Drink and Healthy Living
ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS
51 PUERTO RICO
Marina Hopping Around P.R.:
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Jost Van Dyke, Cows Once Sailed
BVI Marine Awareness Guide
61 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN
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76 CARIBBEAN MARINAS
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got its first snow-
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warmly and dreaming of sunnier climes with a copy of All
At Sea, the Caribbean's favorite waterfront magazine.
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motor yacht Tusen Takk II.
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Simpson Bay They say it takes a whole island to throw a party the
size of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. What they don't tell you is
that to offer some of the best racing in the world requires a whole lot
of volunteers. And volunteers are exactly what they got, in numbers,
during the annual volunteer recruitment party held at the revamped
St. Maarten Yacht Club in November.
Following a speech by regatta founder Robbie Ferron, music and
much complementary Heineken beer, a group of dedicated admin-
istrators got down to the hard work of signing up a taskforce willing
to work long hours simply for the joy of seeing the 'Green Machine'
maintain its place as the number one regatta in the Caribbean. Would
you like to Volunteer? Visit: heinekenregatta.com
Spice Island In November Nicholas George, Manager of Budget Ma-
rine Grenada signed a three year Lead Title Sponsorship deal with the
Spice Island Billfish Tournament, adding yet another event to those
already supported by the Budget Marine group of companies.
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said George. "This tournament has been in existence since 1964 and
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St Thomas- It was a hectic summer at Crown Bay Marina, where work-
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for the new yachting season.
"We manage retail property here at Crown Bay and that's where our
upgrades are," said Director of Operations Jane Wherren.
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DICK SCHOONOVER PAYS TRIBUTE loved being part of our wonderful
On the final day of the 2010 Tortola Charter Yacht Show, the All at Sea join Dick Schoonover in
charter yachting community lost one of the foundations of our paying tribute to Rodney Nicholson.
business. Rodney Nicholson, age Rodney Nicholson
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Born in 1927, Rodney learned to
sail whilst in Bermuda, where his fa-
ther was posted. He later assisted
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initially to Barbados. The occasion-
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St. Maarten Yacht Club Sol
The St. Maarten Yacht Club held its 6th annual Sol St. Maarten Opti-
mist Championship in November. Seventeen youths, aged eight to 14,
representing BVI, Anguilla and St. Maarten, competed in nine races.
The racing took place in the Simpson Bay Lagoon in a good stiff
breeze. The characteristic wind shifts made it a challenging day for
the young sailors. Battling for top spot were local sailor Rhone Findlay
and Sam Morrell from Tortola. They took turns crossing the finish line
first, and dominated every race except one. Hot in pursuit was Alec
Scarabelli. He was the only other competitor able to steal a win from
Rhone and Sam. As racing reached a climax, Morrell and Findlay went
into a tie-break. Morrell took the race leaving Findley and Scarabelli in
second and third place respectively.
The girls showed strong form, too, with Bodine Beentjes giving Sas-
kia Looser a run for her money. Saskia fought off the challenge, but not
without some serious competition.
At the prize giving the St. Maarten Yacht Club Commodore lan Hope-
Ross presented trophies to the winners. Every competitor received a
goody bag along with their photo taken while they were racing-a great
souvenir of a memorable day Thanks went to Sol for sponsoring the event
and encouraging youth sailing in St. Maarten. When the question was
asked why would Sol sponsor such an event? One young boy supplied
the answer: "Because we're awesome!" And that about sums it up.
BVI West End Yacht Club Calendar 2011
Tortola The West End Yacht Club has announced its Calendar for
2011 and, as always, there are some exciting events.
With more and more yacht clubs promoting traditional sailing,
Commodore Martin van Houten wishes to highlight the date of the
Sweethearts Regatta to all schooner and classic boat owners. The re-
gatta is positioned around the US Presidents Day long weekend.
"We hope for the usual great turn out this year from the USVI and
BVI," said Van Houten. The Commodore also promised a few surprises
including the beautiful 12-meter, Kate, which is expected to arrive from
St. Kitts. Kate will certainly raise some eyebrows amongst classic yacht
aficionados having recently been converted from a cutter to a yawl.
The club says plans are also under way to enlarge the popular Fire-
cracker 500 Race into and around the July 4th weekend and will re-
lease more on this later in the year.
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MAY 27 29: 37th Annual Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta
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BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
my memory fades and
the more my conscience
clears. I remember the
late 70s, and the 80s and 90s in the
Caribbean as ... oops! Let's start
again, more accurately this time.
What little I remember of the 70s,
80s, and 90s in the Caribbean is pure
regatta madness. Picture watch-
ing the America's Cup through a
my entire recollection. I think of my
well-spent (versus misspent) youth
in the West Indies as one long,
incredibly decadent, somewhat-
confusing yacht race. This has stuck
with me my entire life. Even when
I'm in a war-zone and hear a gun go l..
off, I think, "Am I on starboard? Did ;...
we just win our class?"
Most major Caribbean regattas
last three days. In between were
the local 'serious' yacht club races
on Saturday, and the 'fun' cruising
events on Sunday. Thus, basically,
I'd revisit my wife and daughter on
Wednesday to drop off the laundry
and pick up more aspirin.
Work, I found, hurt boat-speed.
So I didn't bother. I figured, hey, if
the guy who owns the boat has a job, isn't that enough? Why should I
worry about pennies when he carried around sacks of gold to pay my
bar tab? YAHOO!
... is there more to life than this?" I'd query my racing buddies like
Steve-O, Thatcher, Scooter, the Pirate Queen, and Monkey Bill.
... we don't think so!" they'd chant back. "... what we lack in intel-
ligence, we more than make up for in boat speed. We're a drinking
crew, with a sailing problem. When the going gets weird, the weird
turn pro. I'd rather have bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy
... Let's have BECKFAST!"
Let's face it; yacht racers run on heavy fuel. How many bottles of
Mount Gay does it take to get a maxi around the race course during
Antigua Sailing Week? Answer: plenty. Ditto, the Sint Maarten Hei-
neken Regatta. Lots of greenies required there. I once walked into
a liver-transplant office, saw a sea of Rolex Cup Regatta T-shirts, and
knew about 90 per cent of the applicants.
"... remember that time you leapt over the bar at Foxy's and wrestled
Sunfish Charlie of St. John to the ground?" the closest fellow asked
me. "I do indeed," I replied bashfully. "But in my own defense, I must
say I eventually sweet-talked him back into Cindy's arms ... only it took
a few more regattas to accomplish! And we did have to remind him a
few times he was still married."
I did every Foxy's Wooden Boat race for a decade or two. I sailed
on such legendary boats are Bounty, Penelope, Liberty, Johanna, Hi-
rondelle, Stormy Weather, Rob Roy, Sirocco, and a dozen others. (I
never sailed on Robin Tattersall's Galatea, one of the few regrets of my
Caribbean racing career)
It was great fun. The older the boat and the older the skipper, the
more certain I could be that both were riddled with rot. The parties
at the Tamarind Inn were world class; I remember fire-breathing Mary
carrying me rudely onto the dance floor and clearing us a space by
shooting a twenty foot long flame from her mouth. (Alas, she died
soon after-which was hardly a surprise to any of her dance partners.)
Once I helped out the embryonic West End Yacht Club on the
committee boat. We were a tad late gathering our, er ... 'regatta
supplies' shall we say, and zoomed out via inflatable to the com-
mittee boat just four minutes before the scheduled start. Bill
Coffman handed the air horn to somebody with a red frizzy Afro
and wildly dilated eyes. Bill shouted at him, "... blow this when
I tell ya!"
The guy's eyes were really spinning around like marbles at this point,
and he acted as if he'd never seen anything like the air horn. He held
it away from his body
and grimaced as if it
were a dead baby.
"How do I know it
works?" he asked.
We were too busy
setting up our bar to
respond. So he raised
it above his head
and tested it. The
horn went off, loudly.
There was a mighty
"One radio listener (who prob-
ably wasn't smart enough to
change stations) said to me later,
'I didn't have the foggiest idea
what you were screaming about,
Fatty-but it was kinda interest-
ing waiting to see if you'd have
a heart attack or an orgasm!'"
collective curse from the fleet, sheets were frantically tightened, and
the entire fleet was away, while we looked on in dumb shock.
Finally, I gathered my wits enough to happily slap the guy on the
back and say, "Excellent job! Can I buy you a drink?"
Strangely, the St. Thomas Yacht Club's Rolex was the only regatta
I didn't sail in each year. Instead, I covered it live-on-the-water for
WVWI Radio One. This required all my bulls#&tting abilities, plus
some. I'd be sitting in a speedboat during a windless start amid
a fleet of barely-slatting sailboats, and we'd go 'live' five seconds
before the start so our radio listening audience could actually hear
the gun. Then I'd immediately start screaming into the microphone,
"We've got a perfect start for the 10th annual STYC's Rolex Cup Re-
gatta. LOTSA action on the race course! Carlos Falcone on Caccia
alla Volpe managed to just sneak in between Tom Hill's Titan and
the committee boat! Ernesto on Alligator has tacked away from the
other members of the J/29 crunch-bunch ... there goes Henry Menin
on Magnum VI as well! Mike Williams follows! LOTSA ACTION ...
There's Peter Holmberg aboard the tiny Metalmast 30 ... BEAUTI-
FUL TACK by the Holmberg brothers! Rudy Thompson on Cold Beer
has taken a flyer out towards St. John, and Fifties Girl and Elenazer's
Tavern are locked in a tight tacking duel ... PLENTY OF ACTION here
live-on-the-water at the ROLEX!"
... meanwhile, the bored crews of all the stationary boats would be
watching with disgust plainly visible on their dismayed faces. (The only
reason I could successfully broadcast yacht racing for a decade or two
without being fired for incompetency is because the racers aren't lis-
tening and the people who weren't racers had changed stations long
ago ... PERFECT!)
It is much easier to make paint drying and/or grass growing sound
audio-interesting than yacht racing. Still, I gave it my all.
One radio listener (who probably wasn't smart enough to change
stations) said to me later, "I didn't have the foggiest idea what you
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were screaming about, Fatty-but it was kinda interesting waiting to
see if you'd have a heart attack or an orgasm!"
I've shied away from gainful employment ever since.
For a long time, Antigua Sailing Week was my favorite event. They
used to have a jolly-good cross-dressing show as a major draw-
which was the sole reason many of the British boats sailed across the
Pond to attend. (Of course, I realize it is no longer PC to point out
that Brits love to cross-dress; but, by Jove, I've sailed with limey skip-
pers who had a grass skirt and coconut bra in their life raft supplies,
for gosh sakes!)
Joel Byerley was always the expansive Master of Ceremonies at the
Admiral's Inn awards ceremony. He was my media hero. I figured if he
could make such a public fool of himself, why should I be shy?
Oh, the Copa Velasco used to be a strange trip. We'd go to Puerto
Rico and watch the marks drift around for three days-and then return
home. If you didn't get mugged, you won.
Oh, there were some wonderful characters back-in-the-day. For
more than twenty years, I annually asked John Nichols, race commit-
tee chairman of the STYC, for an exciting quote for SAIL magazine and
he'd s-l-o-w-l-y, solemnly say, "... read your race instructions."
I assume this is engraved on his tombstone. (To his credit, those
races would always go off flawlessly ... even during a nuclear attack!
Yes, John was focused!)
St. John always specialized in wacko races. Their rapidly-expand-
ing You-Gotta-Gotta-Regatta was canceled after its second year be-
cause the few boats which didn't collide ... sank on the beach of
Great Cruz later in the afternoon. Plus, their main prize wasn't a tra-
ditional cup but rather a large bowl ... a gold-leafed toilet bowl, actu-
ally. Winners were announced in advance, in hopes of cutting down
on cheating. (They found this highly ineffectual. Cheating was, by
unspoken agreement, vir-
tually required.) The race
instructions allowed water
cannons, and the tossing
of both vegetables and
small children' during
the event. At one point,
the committee boat had
64 naked people on it.
Forty-two vessels started
the race, and about four
were never seen again,
Later, the regatta T-shirts
were extremely popu- .
lar at Betty Ford's clinic. .. ' .i
It is estimated that 53 i "
marriages washed up on
the rocks in between the .
starting gun and the fol-
lowing dawn. Three chil-
dren were conceived, but
nobody remembers who
they were (even their par-
ents). There were a lot of
classes: I won in both 'naked
journalist' class and 'Ferro-
cement' class*. (*We didn't
have sophisticated GPS units
back in those days, and thus
it was difficult to tell if most of
the ferro-cement boats racing
where actually moving or not.
One seemed to be inching
a bit closer to shore but we
couldn't determine if that was,
like, continent drift?)
"My wife came out and
shined a flashlight on me.
Then, she slowly panned
the flashlight around my
entire dinghy. Finally she
said, 'You're naked, Fatty.
You have no clothes on.
And there are no clothes
in the dinghy, either.'"
The Coral Bay Yacht Club was a bit strange too. Their fleet consisted
mostly of Cowhorns-which were fairly hot racing boats in the early
1800s. I once asked their moral compass, a fellow named Fletcher
Pitts, why the race went around the Indians and Le Duck.
He was holding his breath and squinting wisely as he answered me
in a high pitched tone-of-voice, "Because, Fatty," he said with a sly
smile, "those race course marks won't come unanchored!"
I knew right then it was useless to argue with Coral Bay logic.
Once I returned to my Great Cruz Bay home after a major regatta
and major regatta party. It was late, it was dark, and I was having trou-
ble spotting my black-hulled boat. Finally, I hit something I couldn't
see. My wife came out and shined a flashlight on me. Then, she slowly
panned the flashlight around my entire dinghy. Finally she said, "You're
naked, Fatty. You have no clothes on. And there are no clothes in the
I looked down at myself. She was right. I'd have to think of something
clever, fast. "... I was robbed!" I blurted. (Okay; not my finest moment.)
The Hennie (Sint Maarten's Heineken regatta) ultimately became
my favorite regatta. It's motto of 'Serious Fun' seemed to sum up the
Caribbean in just two silly words. Who cared if, during
S all that yacht racing, I never learn how to make a boat
go fast. That wasn't the point. I won a number of the
parties, and I'm still proud of that. And I made friends
.-. who have lasted a lifetime.
Mostly what I gained during those decades of yacht
-,.- qr. racing was an attitude. Sure, it's okay to be serious, as
long as you're having fun. And, even better, you can
'-. be serious about having fun. The Thai's call this Sanuk.
I call it common sense, and a nice concept to live by.
Jimmy Buffett says it a tad differently. "Life's a tire-
swing." Exactly. -
E Editor's note: Fatty and Carolyn are still in the Med,
*making it a slightly less desirable cruising destination.
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card
with his wife Carolyn and cruises the throughout the
world. He is the author of Chasing the Horizon by
S American Paradise Publishing, Seadogs, Clowns and
Gypsies, The Collected Fat, All At Sea Yarns and Red
Sea Run. For details of Fatty's books and more, visit
SAILING WITH CHARLIE
BY JULIAN PUTLEY
he question of how to find good crew for an offshore
yacht passage can often be a vexing one. There are sev-
eral avenues down which a sailor can search; websites,
classified sections of nautical publications, notice boards and
personal recommendations. Websites usually have large listings
of competent crew but applicants normally expect payment and
agencies want commissions. Classifieds can be confusing by
their often ambiguous and tempting lingo. Here's an example:
'Young adventurous female desires crew placement on sailing
yacht; very experienced in many positions and loves skinny dip-
ping. Can cook, clean, steer the boat and take orders from the
most demanding captain'. The wannabe crew will likely receive a
lot of replies but the eventual captain may soon be disillusioned
when he finds an overweight, middle-aged divorcee and recent-
ly discovered lesbian lounging around his salon and eating all
his supplies before throwing up all over the cabin sole.
Of course captains can be equally devious. One penniless
shipwrecked captain I once knew placed the following ad-
vertisement in a sailing magazine: 'Experienced world sailor,
navigator, and qualified captain seeks female boat owner for
relationship. Please send photo ... OF BOAT'
Charlie has seen a business opportunity here and has de-
cided to start a website, Wikicrew. Actually it started out as
WickedCrew but was shortened. There are several sub-head-
ings like Sailing Yachts, Racing Boats, Stink Pots, Super Stink
Pots, Merchant Ships and Cattle Boats. If you want a job on a
cruise ship, go to the latter; a gas guzzling carbon foot-print-
er, then go to Super Stink Pots. You get the idea? Then there
are sub sub-headings like: good cook, can't cook, deck apes,
bow candy, romance, sex no strings, share expenses, work
for passage, sex for passage. The idea is to get all the worri-
some maybes, mightbes and couldbes out of the way before
heading out to sea. Every applicant must provide full length
photos, both head on and profile, so no-one is disappointed.
Once a handsome, muscle bound deck ape type sent a head
and shoulders picture to a lonely female sail boat captain;
she was immediately seduced but later somewhat shocked
when she discovered he had no legs (a happy ending here:
he wasn't incapacitated in any other area and in fact turned
out to be a wizard in the rather cramped engine room).
Lately Charlie has been seeing dollar signs he is so convinced
Wikicrew will be a success. He is now contemplating an inter-
active website, Crewbook: the sharing of nautical adventures,
likes and dislikes of crew members, fetishes, fancies and friggin'
in the riggin', all on video link. Boom! The sky's the limit. -&
Julian Putley is the author of 'The Drinking Man's Guide to
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THREE WEEKENDS OF RACING WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
STORY AND PHOTOS BY TONY MIRO
had a dream about a magnificent sailing event where sailors
could come and discover Puerto Rico's southern shore and
race in and around Ponce Bay, home of the Ponce Yacht and
Fishing Club. Their dream became a reality in 1989.
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end of October 23 in Fajardo, when over
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coast. Sailors were rewarded with a beautiful sunny day with light to me-
dium winds and calm seas for their journey south past nine coastal towns.
The next morning the yachts sailed about 12 miles to Isla Caja de
Muertos (Coffin Island) for a relaxing day afloat with more free beer
and rum, before moving to the Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club, their
home for the next three weeks.
Chalanas 20 to 24ft, Don Q Cristal Cup Adrian
Chalanas 28ft, Hospital Metropolitano/
Dr Pila Cup Payaso
Snipe, Don Q Cristal Cup Raul Rios
Jib and Main A (over 25ft),
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Racing A, Hospital Metropolitano/
Dr Pila Cup Umakua
Racing B, Don Q Cristal Cup Otra Kosa
During the skippers briefing and cocktail party held the Friday
before Halloween, race organizers had the tough job of inform-
ing competitors about the possible impact of hurricane Tomas on
the regatta and the club's facilities due to the hurricane haul-out
program they offer their
concerns about the hurri-
cane, jokes etc., the rac-
ing started as planned
the following morning.
Saturday's racing was
intense and offered some-
thing for everyone. The
light winds and calm seas
of the morning strength-
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and by the afternoon the
breeze was gusting up to
28 knots with five to seven-
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club members. After many questions,
"Competition was intense
in all classes with the lead
switching almost every race.
This year the Frank Amaru
Cup for the best J-24 went to
Gilberto Rivera and his Urayo
crew, and the Agustin Cord-
ero Cup for the best 'Chalana'
went to Capt Mero and the
colorful crew of Payaso."
Jib and Main A class were hitting 10.3 knots surfing the waves on the
second race with just a 100% jib and a reefed main.
Away from the racing, on Saturday afternoon the organizers threw
a Halloween party for the children, followed by a party for the adults
where the best costumes won cash prizes.
By the second weekend of racing, the weather had turned really
wet and racing had to be cancelled on Sunday. That left the fleet with
three days of racing over two weekends and enough races to have
During the series, over 50 boats raced in 11 different classes
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USA TAKES TOP TWO SPOTS
BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GREAUX, PHOTOS BY ROSEMOND GREAUX
They decided to come at the last minute and they con-
quered! Two teams from the USA won the two top spots
in the 2010 Saint Barth Cata Cup, competing against a
field featuring world champions and Olympic contenders. First-
place honors went to John Casey and Dalton Tebo, while Robbie
Daniel and Gary Chu nabbed second place.
Both American teams sailed on C2 Australian High Perfor-
mance Catamarans (AHPC), which Daniel distributes in the US,
from his home base in Clearwater, Florida, where he also runs Red
Gear Racing offering catamaran coaching at all levels. Bernuth
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get the AHPC catamarans to Saint Barth from Florida.
"We decided to come two weeks ahead of the race. We didn't
know we were coming until the last minute, and then to come and
win is exceptional," explains Casey, who raced last year with Carrie
Howe, placing sixth overall and as the top mixed team. This year,
sailing with Dalton Tebo, this American team dominated almost ev-
ery course and of the four different races, they placed first twice.
"Fantastic sailing, fantastic people, and the most fun I've ever
had," said Casey after the awards ceremony late Sunday "The C2
boat performed very well. The conditions were really suited to our
boat, with the high wind and waves and our teamwork makes us fast-
er, although this boat is fast in all conditions. An all-around boat is
all-around better We were in front most of the time looking back at
the fleet with their spinnakers unfurled, and saying 'what a view'!"
The racing conditions were challenging and Casey and Tebo,
who consider themselves semi-pro sailors, pulled out all the stops
to beat world champions such as Oliver Backes, Misha Heem-
skerk, Jean-Christophe Mourniac, and Emmanuel Boulogne,
who were among the favorites at the Cata Cup. Mourniac placed
the best of these champs, taking third place alongside Kristoffer
Johnsson, who lived in Saint Barth for many years and knows the
waters around the island.
"We did very well against some very stiff competition," said
Johnsson, who won the first edition of the earlier iteration of the
Cata Cup in 1993, sailing with the late Carlton Tucker, who passed
away in 1998. "I'd like to present a trophy in Carlton's honor,"
Johnsson added, paying tribute to his former teammate and US
The ambiance at the Cata Cup was fabulous, the organization
top-notch, and many of the sailors are already talking about next
year. "In terms of competitors, the field definitely had a cross-
section of the world's best cat sailors," said second-place winner
Gary Chu. "The opportunity to race against that caliber of sailors
is great, and Saint Barth is an awesome place to sail: the scenery,
the water, the people."
Organized by the non-profit association, St Barth Multihulls,
2010 marked the third edition of this event, which has clearly es-
tablished itself as the major regatta for F18 sports catamarans in
the Caribbean. The three-day race was held Friday-Sunday, No-
vember 19-21, and based at the restaurant Nikki Beach. A total of
45 two-person teams participated, the largest fleet to date.
For more information visit: www.stbarthcatacup.com & www.
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For over a week in November, the heart of France was in St.
Malo, where over one million visitors invaded the beautiful
walled city to celebrate the start of the 9th Route du Rhum
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transatlantic race is France's second most popular sporting event
following only the World Cup!
Every four years, la creme de la creme of solo, ocean racers
gather in the Corsair City, and 2010 saw a record 85 boats line up
for the start. Every day, an enthusiastic crowd lined the quays to
admire the impressive fleet that is divided into five classes, rang-
ing in size from the Class 40 monohulls to the Ultime, marking the
return of the giant multihulls.
The show inside the race village and along the old town streets
featured Guadeloupian marching bands, colorful dancers, rum tast-
ing; live interviews of famous skippers, fireworks, and flashy videos
on giant screens. Energy ran high during the presentation of each
skipper to enthusiastic fans and a myriad of TV crews and photog-
raphers. Michel Desjoyeaux, Franck Cammas, Francis Joyon-all
the rock star sailors were there interacting with the public and jour-
nalists in the most graceful and (apparently) relaxed way.
The spotlight was also on the three female competitors: local
favorite Servane Escoffier on multihull St Malo 2015, veteran Anne
Caseneuve, and Guadeloupian Christine Monlouis, the three
women rekindling memories of 1990 winner Florence Arthaud.
Caribbean skippers were also 'a I'honneur', with Guadeloupi-
ans Philippe Fiston and Willy Bissainte, and Martiniquais resident
The day before the race, excited supporters assembled through
the night to cheer on the boats as they passed through the locks
from the inner harbor to the open sea. Party-goers danced the
night away to the sounds of Zouk music until the fleet departed,
in fair conditions, in front of a huge number of spectator boats
and aficionados lining the piers and surrounding cliffs to bid fare-
well to their heroes.
With the race underway, eyes were on Franck Cammas and
the massive green and white trimaran Groupama 3. As expected,
Cammas wasted no time in taking control of the race. Working
closely with his weather planners ashore, he made all the right
decisions, passing Cape Frehel ahead of the fleet and opting for
a more radical southerly course towards the Caribbean.
With Groupama streaking ahead, commentators were quick to
suggest that the performance of the other multihulls was reflect-
ed by their position in the race and age of the boat.
One multihull and skipper that didn't suffer from age was Fran-
ces Joyon and idec. They finished second in 9 days, 13 hours, 50
minutes and 48 seconds, just ten hours behind Cammas.
The IMOCA60's put on quite a show, with Roland Jourdain's Veo-
lia Environnement finishing in 13 days, 17 hours, 10 minutes and 56
seconds, having crossed the Atlantic at the average speed of 10.75
knots. This put the first monohull two days ahead of Lionel Lemon-
chois' Prince de Bretagne, the first of the Multi 50 Class to finish.
Much has been written about the development of Class 40
race boats and the Route de Rhum seems to have benefited from
their meteoric rise. Forty-four Class 40s made the start and of
those 40 went on to finish. Another endorsement for Class 40 was
the presence of Britain's Pete Goss. He was taking part in his first
single-handed race for 13 years. Goss finished in 20 days, 4 hours,
56 minutes and 10 seconds, at the average speed of 7.30 knots,
enough to secure fourteenth place.
The Rhum Category for boats from 39 to 59 feet went to Andre
Mura and Vento de Sardegna, the Italian sailmaker finishing in 19
days, 9 hours, 40 minutes and 30 seconds.
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INTL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
PAR-T-TIME WINS AGAIN!
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER
Hurricane Tomas de-
layed, but didn't stop -
anglers from compet-
ing in the St. Lucia &
Martinique 20th annual Internation-
al Billfish Tournament in November.
In fact, the weather was 'no prob-
lem at all' for winner, Par-T-Time,
a 53-foot Viking owned and cap-
tained by Robert Stauble of Trini-
dad and Tobago, which released
two blue marlin during the St. Lucia
leg of the tournament to success-
fully defend its champion title. "We
arrived ahead of the storm," says
Stauble. "Rodney Bay Marina is a
first-class hurricane hole."
Thirty boats and over 125 an-
glers cast off with a traditional
Bimini start outside Rodney Bay
for the four-day tournament split
this year between St. Lucia and
neighboring Martinique, with a
travel lay-day in-between.
"The weather was reasonably
good throughout with the excep-
tion of day one in Martinique which
was a bit lumpy," says Stauble. "We have a spot we like on the north-
west of St. Lucia that we visit each year as a starting area. We released
a total of one sailfish and three
blue marlin in that area."
Par-T-Time, which has won this
event two years in a row, doesn't
lack for talent aboard.
"We had my usual 'old boys'
team that has been fishing to-
gether for 30-plus years. So we
all have the skills required to
compete at a high level," says
Stauble. "Plus, a good friend of
"'We had my usual 'old
boys' team that has
been fishing together for
30-plus years. So we all
have the skills required
to compete at a high
level,' says Stauble."
mine flew all the way from Scotland to fish his first billfish tournament
and caught his first marlin."
The pressure is on for Par-T-Time to make it three-in-a-row next
year, but fishing isn't the only reason Stauble and his team travels to
this tournament each year "Apart from catching fish, the camaraderie
among the competitors is unbeatable," he says.
Par-T-Time's win earns them an invitation to the IGFA World Cham-
pionships, to be held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 2011.
In other awards, Gustavia 2of Martinique earned Second Best Boat,
while Super Cool of Trinidad and Tobago placed third. Rachel John-
son, aboard St. Lucia-based Grey Ghost, won Best Female Angler. Par-
T-Time also took the Best Foreign Boat award and Exodus of St. Lucia
picked up the Best Local Boat prize.
Fifteen billfish were released during the St. Lucia leg of the tournament.
In addition to billfish, there were awards for game fish. Sean Devaux
on Hullabaloo out of St. Lucia reeled in the heaviest tuna, Jimmy Jack on
Braveheart of Scotland, caught the largest wahoo, and Steven Rolland on
Reel Extreme out of St. Lucia landed the heaviest dolphin (mahi-mahi).
"At the Awards Ceremony," says tournament director, Anne Hamu,
"Mr. Rolland made an incredible offer and donated his prize money
backto St. Lucia for Hurricane Tomas disaster relief. This gift extended
to all of the other cash prize winners and, in the end, over EC$16,000.00
(USD$ 6,000) was raised for Soufriere assistance." -&
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based ma-
rine writer and registered dietitian.
TO HELP SCIENTISTS
FAVORITE RECREATIONAL FISH
BENEFIT FROM TECHNOLOGY
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER
C conservation is the name of
the game when it comes
to the beloved billfish spe-
cies sports fishermen take pleasure
in catching and releasing. Now,
thanks to a new program launched
by The Billfish Foundation (TBF),
headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, fishermen can record
the number of fish they've seen,
hooked and released in an excel
The Billfish Foundation
spreadsheet available on TBF's President Ellen Peel
website and send this data back to
the organization in order for marine scientists to better moni-
tor billfish stocks in the Caribbean.
"There is a lot of sport fishing going on in the Caribbean,"
says Elliott Stark, TBF's science and policy specialist. "Yet,
the region is very diverse. There are different nations, politics
and languages. In addition, billfish stocks vary. For example,
there's a number of sailfish off Florida. Puerto Rico and St.
Thomas are abundant in blue marlin, the Dominican Repub-
lic has a lot of white marlin, and in Venezuela you can catch
blue and white marlin, sailfish, swordfish and spearfish."
Stark continues, "Tagging offers important information on
the biology of an individual fish. This new program casts a
wider net through the help of Caribbean sports fishermen to
look at where fish stocks are plentiful and where conserva-
tion efforts are most needed and best targeted."
TBF's new Caribbean Tagging and Sportfishing Data
Collection Program was just one of the topics presented
at Puerto Rico's Club Nautico de San Juan, in November,
where a free Sportfishing and Science Panel was hosted by
TBF during the 2010 annual meeting of the Gulf and Ca-
ribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI), a scientific organization
composed of scientists and researchers from throughout
the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Other topics pre-
sented by the panel and TBF President Ellen Peel, included
the importance of sargassum (orange-brown seaweed)
habitat, Caribbean white marlin spawning grounds, the use
and implications of fish aggregating devices (FADs) and
seafood processors and conservation.
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STORY BY ANDY SCHELL., PHOTOS BY MARIA KARLSSON
t's early November on the US east
coast and today feels like the first real
day of winter, cold and clear. A brisk
northerly is blowing, and the longer /
we're delayed, the colder and stronger it
Yet as winter approaches in Hampton,
Virginia, a hurricane is blowing itself out in
the Caribbean. This is the cause of our delay,
because we want to sail for Tortola.
I was hired to skipper an Outbound 46
from the Chesapeake to the British Virgin
Islands as part of the annual migration of
cruisers entered in the Caribbean 1500.
Traditionally, the event departs the US on
or about November 1. This year the fleet is
nearly 80 strong, a record. As I write, we've
been delayed six days and counting, anoth-
er record, albeit a dubious one.
David and Gretchen Cantor are not unlike
many of the retired or semi-retired couples
that enter the Caribbean 1500 each year,
seeking camaraderie and comfort. The
boat Callisto marks a major step up from
their previous boat, a Pearson 303, which
they'd sailed coastal in the northeast. They
have never ventured offshore, nor have they
I arrived in Hampton a week before de-
parture date, to get to know the Cantors,
the boat and the crew. On board is their son
Aaron a grad student at Berkeley, and a
family friend, Christian, from Vienna, a man
with years of experience on the European
ocean racing circuit, including several Fast-
nets and a few Admiral's Cups 'back in the
old days' as he puts it. They'd hired me for
my experience offshore, hoping to gain
enough confidence to make me redundant
on their future voyages. I've met several oth-
ers like me, sailing in the 1500 as sort of skip-
per/instructors, something the rally organiz-
Our weeklong delay has allowed us am-
pie time to prepare Callisto for the voyage.
I walked her eager owner David through my
inspection process (which has gotten pretty
routine this summer, this being my sixth delivery of the season), going
over every part of the boat, from the through-hulls to the masthead,
emphasizing the fundamentals of keeping the rig up, the water out,
and the crew onboard. On a large modern cruising boat, systems are
complicated, expensive and difficult to repair at sea, and it's essential
to keep that in mind and
avoid the danger of be-
This started with a full
rig inspection. David and
I walked around the boat
examining each shroud.
We tested the tension,
sighted up the mast-track
to ensure the mast was in
column, and made sure
that each clevis pin was
intact and installed cor-
"Despite the modern conve-
niences aboard many of the
rally boats-we counted no
less than eight GPS's on-
board Callisto-ocean sailing
remains a serious business,
adventurous and exciting
at its best, dangerous and
terrifying at its worst."
rectly Then, with Christian's help, I climbed aloft, again inspecting each
wire termination, each halyard, masthead sheaves, shackles, etc. And
it's a good thing I did! Though the boat is only a year old, I discovered
that the solent stay was damaged during installation to the point that
it needed replacing. The Outbound builder's were eager to make right,
and in little more than a day had enacted a satisfactory repair
We inspected and installed the storm sails, and David gave the
entire crew a walkthrough of each through-hull, ensuring wooden
plugs remained tied to each in case of emergency. We checked and
re-checked the engine oil and topped up the fuel and water tanks, en-
suring we had ample spare water in gallon jugs in case our tanks went
bad (which actually happened on a previous delivery). I inspected the
jack lines that David installed, ensuring we'd be able to fulfill that third
fundamental of keeping the crew on the boat.
Despite the modern conveniences aboard many of the rally boats,
including the hi-def chart plotter-we counted no less than eight
GPS's onboard Callisto-ocean sailing remains a serious business, ad-
venturous and exciting at its best, dan-
gerous and terrifying at its worst. I try to
emphasize to inexperienced owners to
take full and total responsibility for their
boats. Once offshore, it's all about self-
sufficiency, and with the nearby fleet at
times providing a false sense of security,
this attitude is essential. That broken so-
lent stay on Callisto may have been the
builder's fault initially, but it's ultimately
our responsibility to ensure it, along with
everything else on board, is shipshape
before setting out.
Given the delay, we've had plenty of
time to go over the watch rotation, create
4r \a simple emergency action plan, dem-
r work n Bella onstrate the use of the life raft, and even
serg Rassey 48 I had time for a three-hour lesson in celes-
:aribbean 1500 II tial navigation. Despite the growing cabin
fever, a quick look at the conditions in the
Gulf Stream helped to remind everyone
why we are still at the dock. Ultimately, the long delay will only make our
actual departure that much more exciting. _&
Andy Schell is a professional captain and freelance writer After the
fall sailing season, he and his fiance Mia Karlsson will return to Stock-
holm for the winter Next summer they plan to sail their yawl Arc-
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AEGIR II- CARIBBEAN OR BUST
NEW CARBON OCEAN 82
BY BLAIR KEARNEY
B rian Benjamin's Car-
bon Ocean 82, Ae-
gir II, was launched
in November. The 82-foot Y
cruiser/racer looks like a
sexy metallic grey racing
machine on the outside
but on the inside it is warm
Aegir II's shakedown
sail will be the trip from iane n
Portsmouth, Rhode Is- the th
land, to the British Virgin .
Islands where it will be the
bridal carriage for Benja-
min's daughter. Following
an intimate island wedding, the newlywed couple will cruise
with no particular agenda in mind. The Carbon Ocean 82's de-
sign includes a large sail plan and space-age composites such
as carbon fiber and aluminum-Nomex honeycomb, so it can sail
in less than eight knots. When the trade winds blow, Aegir I will
sail fast allowing the honeymooners to take in many islands in
one day, if they desire.
They'll enjoy all the luxuries of a custom cruising yacht including
a large master suite, flat screen TV's and shower stalls with elbow
room. The 82-footer has a large Mediterranean cockpit, two helm
stations, hydraulic winches and a garage that houses a tender
and other recreational equipment.
It also has specially designed gad-
gets so that once the honeymoon
is over and the boat arrives in An-
tigua before the start of the Carib-
bean 600, the crew can convert
Aegir 11 to a racing machine.
It's estimated that Aegir II's dis-
placement will drop by 10 tons
after its Park Avenue boom, deliv-
ery sails, anchor cassette, tender,
tables, master suite shower stall
and other cruising comforts and
decorative features are removed
and placed in the racing team's
container. The boat's interior will
not be stripped entirely The cabins
and saloon will be intact and the
owner, guests and crew will be able
to sleep aboard with all the crea-
ture comforts of a luxury cruising
yacht, including air conditioning. tk
It's the first time that such a dramatic conversion will take place.
The crew is optimistic that once they get a system down it may
take as few as two days to make the transformation. The bigger
test will be the Caribbean 600, the first time that Benjamin and his
racing crew will put the clean deck layout and specially designed
hardware and systems to use.
Carbon Ocean Yachts wants to show off their handiwork and the
no compromise cruising and racing features of Aegirll. It will be the
first in a range of luxuriously comfortable cruising boats designed
and built with same weight and strength considerations used in
Volvo Ocean Race boats. Unlike other offshore racing boats, the
Carbon Ocean range will have luxuriously comfortable interiors
that take advantage of modern lightweight composites and ma-
terials. Sometime between the finish of the Caribbean 600 and the
Heineken Regatta, they'll have a party to celebrate the four-year
effort to complete the boat and their unique achievement.
"We don't know how big our market is, but we suspect that
there are a lot of owners who just don't know that there is a better
alternative, like a Carbon Ocean 82, available. They don't have
to have boats with heavy wooden interiors that stick to the water
like glue in light air Rather than cover the distance of one or two
islands a day, often with their engines on, they can set their goals
for multiple islands. They can do it in comfort and style and they
don't need a big crew to do it," said Benjamin. He invites anyone
who wants to see what Carbon Ocean Yachts has accomplished,
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DIRECTIONS NORTH COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA AND BEYOND
STORY AND PHOTOS BY ROSIE BURR
The marina Club Nautico.
Having spent two wonderful seasons in the east Caribbe-
an, we were ready to head west along the South Ameri-
can coast. There is not a huge amount of information
on sailing in this part of the world and we were curious what to
expect, especially along the coast of Columbia.
At the end of September, in a particularly quiet hurricane sea-
son, we left Trinidad and made our way to Los Testigos, where we
stayed for a few days before having a month in Venezuela. Along
this coast you can generally expect favorable winds and currents.
Although in the winter months the trades can be stronger An eye
must be kept on the forecast as although this area lies below the
hurricane belt, tropical weather to the north can have far reach-
The beginning of November we made our way along the Ven-
ezuelan outer islands of Tortuga, Los Roques and Las Aves, be-
fore arriving mid November in Bonaire. You can expect the usual
predominant north easterly trades and a west-northwest setting
equatorial current ranging from half to one-and-a-half knots. We
only stayed a few days in Bonaire before we left for Curagao.
To this point we had promised ourselves that we could turn
around and head back east if we changed our minds. But already
the winter trades were filling in, so we adopted the now or never
attitude and carried on sailing west.
We had to wait in Curagao until the beginning of December
for a good forecast to sail the notorious coast of Columbia, rated,
by some, amongst the top five worst passages in the world. The
easterly trades prevail here but because of permanently low pres-
sure above Columbia and the Andes Mountains, gradient winds
are higher especially during winter months. It is recommended
by Jimmy Cornell in his book World Cruising Routes not to de-
part for this coast in anything more than 30kts or if strong winds
are forecast. For a comfortable journey we would recommend no
more than 20kts as you can expect the wind to increase as you ap-
proach the Columbian coast. Favorable currents can be expected,
although closer to shore, and within a 20-30 mile range of Carta-
gena, countercurrents can be found. Rough seas, due to shoaling
waters and a 700 mile fetch, are to be expected in this area. There
are different schools of thought as to whether to stay off shore or
hug the coast. We decided to stay within 10-15 miles of the coast,
just far enough out to avoid any counter currents. The best times
to go are between April and May or November and December in
the transient seasons. We were lucky as this was the last weather
window before Christmas, so those hoping to spend Christmas in
festive Cartagena need to plan their passage accordingly
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This was one of the best sails we have ever had. Although it is
possible to stop a few times along this route, we choose to do
a three night passage to Five Bays on the northwestern tip of
Columbia. We sailed from Curagao with only the jib poled out in
a comfortable force
3-4 easterly wind.
We made such
good time that we
had to heave to.
As daylight ap-
proached on the
last day, the winds
picked up. The
seas were big but
they were coming
from behind and
only once did we
get ever so slightly
"As daylight approached on
the last day, the winds picked
up. The seas were big but they
were coming from behind and
only once did we get ever so
slightly pooped over our high
topsides. The whole trip was
both comfortable and exhila-
rating at the same time-how
often can you say that?"
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The next part of our journey was staged from the Rosarios, a small
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MUCH MALIGNED RAYS
PART TWO OF A FOUR-PART SERIES
BY BECKY A. BAUER
F ive years ago, All At Sea pub-
lished an article titled An Un-
derwater Mystery. Part of that
mystery was solved when I
eventually identified the cartilaginous
skeleton as that of a stingray Without
DNA, we will never know whether the
skeleton was a Southern or Caribbean
Stingray because they are so similar and
common to the Caribbean.
One difference is the shape of the
'wings'. Southern Stingrays are diamond
shaped whereas the wings of the Carib-
bean are oval. The second difference is k.
range. Southern rays are found from New
Jersey, throughout the Gulf of Mexico, '1 ,
and down the western Atlantic to southern ..
Brazil. Caribbean rays are found through--
out the Caribbean from Cuba to Guyana.
Coloration of the upper bodies of both Caribbean and Southern
Stingrays can be light gray to a dark olive/brown, often with darker
edges. The rays' undersides vary from white or cream to a light grayish
yellow. Females are larger than males with wingspans to six-and-a-half
feet, and weights reaching almost 300 pounds.
The Southern and Caribbean Stingrays glide along sandy or muddy
bottoms using their vacuum-like mouths to pick up mollusks and crus-
taceans, their main food sources. Their jaws are lined with multiple
rows of small, triangular shaped teeth designed for crushing.
When lying in wait, the rays often flutter their wings in order to bury
themselves, leaving only their eyes and spiracles exposed. Although
the gills located on the underside of their bodies are buried, the spir-
acles, located beside the eyes, allow them to breathe. Like their shark
cousins, rays have the remarkable characteristic of electro-reception;
they can detect prey long before the prey is aware of them.
Rays have fascinating eyes. When diving, I frequently swim just inches
above the bottom surveying the sand for small critters and buried rays.
Rounding a coral head, I once saw the telltale eyes of a buried ray and
cautiously worked my way toward her, allowing her plenty of time with
a wide exit path. She was quite docile and let me lie next to her where I
looked into her left eye. What a marvelous eye it was! I wondered what
she had seen and where she had been, and what she thought of me.
Surprisingly, as common as Southern and Caribbean Stingrays are,
little is known about them. Scientists believe they may mate biannually
but that is not confirmed. Laboratory studies seem to indicate that the
mother's size determines the number of pups; however, no one is cer-
tain. Estimates of the gestational period vary from four to 11 months
with litters of two to ten pups.
produce eggs that are fertilized and develop within their bodies. As the
embryos grow, they first feed from the eggs'yolksacs Once the yolk sacs
are depleted, the young hatch within the mother's body where they feed
upon a milk-like substance in which they 'swim' Once the pups are ready
to face the world on their own, they are born into the sea as smallthe femaully
developed rays complete with barbed tails for defense.
Contrary to popular belief, stingrays are quite peaceful and are of-
ten passed by swimmers and divers who are completely unaware of
their presence. The ray's only protection is a spined tail. These boney
spines are barbed and covered in a mildly venomous mucous.
When threatened, both Southern and Caribbean Stingrays, mem-
bers of the whip-tailed ray family, use their tails like a whip. The protein-
based venom is rarely fatal, causing pain for a few hours. Application of
hot packs or soaking the wound site in hot water can alleviate the pain.
If the barb remains in the wound, a physician's attention is in order
Although there was a highly publicized incident wherein a diver died
due to a ray's barb piercing his heart, such incidents are extremely rare
and avoidable. Unless deliberately cornering or harassing a ray, the
only real concern is accidentally stepping on one. They are no differ-
ent from any other wild animal whether in the sea or on land ... observe
from a safe distance and do not invade the animal's space. -&
Becky Bauer became a scuba instructor and award-winning journal-
ist covering the marine environment in the Caribbean after 30 years
as a wild and domestic animal rescuer, rehabber, and educator in the
states. She is a contributing photographer to NOAA.
CARRIACOU PETITE MARTINIQUE -
The Spice of the Caribbean'
JANUARY THROUGH MARCH
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER
Sailboat racing is a year-round sport in the Caribbean, but the
competition really heats up come winter and spring where there's
a regatta just about every weekend. Here's a sneak peek and
sampling of what's happening, what's new and how you can get
in on the fun.
>January 28-February 1: Port Louis Grenada Sailing Festival.
Work boats and production boats star in this annual event raced
off the island's southern shores. Charters available. Parties nightly.
Dockage available at Camper & Nicholson's Port Louis Marina.
> February 10-13: Trinidad
Carnival Regatta. "Big boats
will race in Trinidad's Gulf of
Paria where there are greater
facilities, while kiteboarding
and bumboats will sail out of
the traditional Tobago venue."
says Jay Alvi, president of
the host Trinidad & Tobago
Sailing Association (TTSA),
"We anticipate several racing
classes: a racer cruiser division,
Champagne class (cruisers and
bareboats) and one design .
classes for J24 and Melges 24.
A long distance race to the
south is planned for racing and
racer-cruiser classes in addition
to buoy racing." Go party at the
regatta village at TTSA's Hart's
Cut Bay location in Chagaramas.
> February 11-13: St. Croix
Yacht Club Hospice Regatta &
and compassionate is a good
way to describe this well-run
regatta which is part of the
National Hospice Regatta
Alliance. "We have a strong
one-design small boat
program, but for this event
we want everyone to jump on a bigger boat," says race committee
chairperson,Jim Kloss. Sailors are invited to'Jump-Up' in Christiansted,
where shops and restaurants stay open late. www.stcroixyc.com
>February 18-20: Sweethearts of the Caribbean. Fun racing is the
rule at this flagship event of Tortola's West End Yacht Club (WEYC).
"We added a couple's class a few years back," says commodore Martin
van Houten. "Couples can race on any boat they wish to enter" Post-
race party at the Jolly Roger in Soper's Hole. www.weyc.net
> February 21: RORC Caribbean 600 Race. This third annual
Antigua-based event spans 11 islands. Several ARC (Atlantic Rally for
Cruisers) yachts are expected to race, including the Swan 80, Berenice.
Yachts from nine nations were entered
as of late fall. caribbean600.rorc.org
> February 25-26: Around St.
Maarten-Saint Martin Multihull
Regatta. All boats with more than
one hull are invited to enter. "We i
expect to have at least 15 to 20 boats
in four classes and are also working
on a special 'gun boat' class," says I
organizer, Mirian Ebbers. Prize-giving
is at the Pasanggrahan Royal Hotel.
> February 25-27: South Grenada -,
Race. Up to 25 boats, everything 5
from monohulls up to 70 feet to .Z .
one-design J/24s and multihulls, __
compete. "This young event has 0 T
the charm of a big family with lots -
of character," says organizer, Lynn
Fletcher "Cruisers join landlubbers, locals mingle with tourists
and the whole mix gives an atmosphere
of achievement, fun and friendship."
> February 27-March 8: Route du
Carnaval. Cast off from Martinique en route
to Trinidad for Carnival. "Participants enjoy
flotilla sailing, an organizer on board one
of the boats to assist and coordinate, and
parties and excursions in each stop-over
port," says organizer, Stephane Legendre.
> March 3-6: 31st St. Maarten Heineken
Regatta. Serious fun on land and sea, match
and fleet racing, and courses to fit every racer
is what attracts over 250 yachts. "We'll follow
the same race format as in past years," says
assistant regatta director, Michele Korteweg.
"This means the 'round the island' course is
still on Friday" www.heinekenregatta.com
> March 4-7: Dark and Stormy. This WEYC
event includes a poker style run where for
each activity sailors enter they receive a card.
Race up to Anegada; enjoy a play day with
horseshoes, kite-flying, sandcastle building,
dinghy races, and hamburgers and hotdogs,
then race back to Tortola. www.weyc.com
> March 11-13: Casa de Campo Regatta.
Thirty boats, including racing, performance
cruising, cruising and catamaran classes, will
compete on windward/leeward courses plus an around Catalina Island
race. "We invite yachts from other clubs in the Dominican Republic
as well as countries such as Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and Antigua to
make this a truly international event," says organizer Rafid Ynirio. www.
> March 18-20: Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta.
Palmas del Mar will once again play host venue. Racers, cruisers,
multihulls and dinghies are welcome. "J/24 and Hobie teams
from Mexico and the Dominican Republic will make racing highly
competitive in those classes," says regatta director, Angel Ayala.
> March 24-27: St. Barths Bucket Regatta. This invitational event
features sleek sailing yachts competing in either Racing 'Les Gazelles
des Mers' or Cruising 'Les Grandes Dames des Mers' classes, www.
> March 25-27: 38th International Rolex Regatta. Hosted by the
St. Thomas Yacht Club, from 80 to 100 boats are expected to set sail
in IRC, CSA and multihull classes. "We offer a good combination of
point-to-point and round the island racing," says regatta director, Bill
Canfield. Shore-side activities include live bands and great parties.
> March 28-April 3: BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival.
New for the 40th anniversary celebration is the introduction of the
invitational Grade 3 Gill BVI International Match Racing Championships
on March 30-31, where eight teams will compete in IC24s. There's also
the Sailing Festival and main event BVI Spring Regatta which sailors
around the world have come to love. wwwbvispringregatta.org -&
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based
marine writer and registered dietitian.
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slippers the IC-2- LIl\E For us tlat mear.c a lot c.f
local racing in ti.e BYl USVIl and Puertro Rice'
Antigua s Bernie Wong aboard h-s IlMelges 2-1
Huet and Cal 40. Huet Too has a core ot regattas
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assigned specific tasks rigging, hull, engine, lines etc., to repair and maintain.
Then we place our new sails inventory order. We all have our day jobs so it is very
important to spread the workload around. All jobs need to be completed by
'launch day' when we float the boat and do a shakedown sail."
Puerto Rico's Ayala starts preparing his J/80 in the fall. "We'll have Fraito
(Lugo) and Jorge (Hernandez) go over all the rigging, for example. If something
breaks when you're racing, it's your fault, no one else."
The crew of BlackBerry Enzyme from Trinidad & Tobago
say they are ready to do battle!
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The Entree Chefs
BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
C hampagne is synonymous with celebration, glamour, and
the good life. This year Veuve Clicquot, through Caribbean
Cellars, recognizing the 'good life' that goes with yachts and
fabulous food, was one of the premium sponsors of the prestigious j
and competitive Culinary Contest, now in its 6th year at the BVI Charter I
Yacht Society Boat Show.
The charter yacht chefs presented their dishes by the Village Cay
Marina swimming pool. The judges, Executive Chefs Davide Pugliese, Overall Winier
Caro Uy Toucan Pia
owner of the Brandywine Restaurant; Andy Nedenthal of Scrub Island,
and Kenneth Molyneaux of Penn Hotels, were joined by contest
coordinator and judge, Captain Jan Robinson, owner and author of :..,
Ship to Shore Inc.
The Awards ceremony was held at the Governor's House, with
awards presented by Governor Boyd McCleary, and Janet Oliver,
Executive Director of the Charter Yacht Society. The overall winner
received a magnum of Veuve Clicquot champagne from Caribbean
Cellars, a Bulova diamond dial watch with two-tone mother of pearl
face and gold/stainless-steel strap, donated by Columbian Emeralds,
and a write-up in AllAt Sea magazine.
Overall Winner of this year's competition was Caro Uy of the
Catamaran Toucan Play. .,
Caro, 40, was born in Australia, and describes her family as
"Before saying hello, father would say have you eaten. Mother was a great
cook," says Caro, "and we grew up eating interesting, healthy food."
Caro had an opportunity to work with an 'old school' chef for a year The
chef taught her well and along with the basics, she learned the concept
of colors, textures and flavors. In 1998, Caro traveled to Europe, Africa
and the Middle East. She trained to be a dive instructor and worked in
Morocco, Spain, France, and Egypt, where in 2001 she met her future
husband Jeremy (Jez) Fletcher The couple married in Australia in 2002.
"My mother had bribed me with the offer of a five course degustation
dinner by Serge Dansereau, a chef whose work I love, featuring
matched wines as a wedding reception," says Caro. "She was horrified
when I said I wanted to cater and cook for my own wedding!"
For her entree Caro planned to serve a Pork Belly dish, but it
burned-she thought she had turned off the oven! With only a couple
of hours before the contest, she came up with the Winning Entree
Wild Boar Braised in Red Wine, with crushed juniper berries, garlic,
golden shallots, sage leaf, bay leaf, cinnamon stock and blood orange
zest, stacked on caramelized roasted pumpkin rounds and garnished
with crisp plantain curls.
Caro also won the Dessert Category with her Lime and Coconut
Cream with Toffee Lattice
and a Lime and Coconut
Shot-sweet and tart, rich
Lori Cadywon the Appetizer/
Born in New Mexico, Lori's
family moved to Alaska when
she was six. The youngest of etizer-
five children, including a twin ..
sister, Lori says she loved
growing up in Anchorage
and enjoyed swimming and
playing soccer At 15, Lori and
her twin drove across Alaska
to Iowa and Winnipeg. Later,
she traveled to Switzerland to
attend a tourism/travel agent
school before returning to
Alaska. In 1988, Lori married
Mike Cady and they spent
their first vacation bare-boating in the BVI. A year later, they left Alaska
aboard their own boat at the start of a two year circumnavigation of
"I have always loved to cook," says Lori. "Mum was a great cook
and had a catering company."
Every year Lori attends the Blue Ribbon Chef School on Lake Union,
to hone her cooking skills.
Lisa Mead of the M/Y Viaggio took the honors in category Best of
Coffee Bean, and secured third place for Appetizer and Dessert.
Lisa is another chef with an interesting background. Born in Malaysia,
and schooled in Singapore, she received her Culinary Degree in
Australia, held chef positions at several top restaurants, and played
host on an FM radio show.
Moving to Tortola in 1996, Lisa fell in love with an Australian yacht
chef. Together they lived in the artist hippie commune on Beef Island.
Lisa is an accomplished painter whose work has been exhibited in
homes and galleries throughout Australia and the BVI.
For more than a decade chef Lisa has divided her time between
Europe and the Caribbean, cooking in well-known restaurants, luxury
villas and yachts, and receiving glowing accolades from some very
In March, TLC TV will feature Lisa on her own show- Galley Gourmet
with Chef Lisa. -
Overall Winner: Caro Uy, catamaran S/Y Toucan Play.
Appetizer Winners: 1st Lori Cady, S/V Sabore; 2nd
Caro Uy, S/Y Toucan Play; 3rd Lisa Mead, M/Y Viaggio.
Entree Winners: 1st Caro Uy, Toucan Play; 2nd Sylvie
Vuillard, Tahuata; 3rd Angela Smith, Caribbean Dream.
Dessert Winners: 1st Caro Uy, Toucan Play;
2nd Angela Smith, Caribbean Dream; 3rd Lisa Mead,
Best of the Coffee Bean Winners: 1st Lisa Mead,
Viaggio; 2nd Caro Uy, Toucan Play; 3rd Ann Gracie,
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sailing from. "
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BY SUSAN ZALUSKI
In the days leading up to Jost
Van Dyke's infamous New
Year's Eve Party, the vast
amount of goods (mostly
related to the collective intoxication
of thousands of party-goers that
is about to occur) is nothing short
of impressive. On Jost Van Dyke,
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locally-owned boats. Activities like
purchasing a new refrigerator or
taking your pets to the veterinarian
become cumbersome, involving a
roundtrip boating excursion, and
I can attest that a particular boat
ride with my motion-sickness prone
dog had me questioning the joys
derived from pet ownership while
living on a small island.
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goat-herder take breeding goats E
to other islands, loading them into
small motorboats with a casual
ease that always impresses me.
The practice of moving livestock on small boats is nothing new for
the island and was once a usual occurrence in the days before Jost
Van Dyke's booming tourism industry, when the island, which it may
surprise some to learn, was renowned for its livestock industry.
Early 1990s Fcxy CaIlwccd leads cne c
he islands last cows onto the ferry.
Along with other goods like ground provisions, pineapple,
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Dyke's cows to market in St. Thomas was by way of small, locally
constructed 18-20ft (6m) sloops distinctive to the British Virgin
Islands known as
"About twice a month, cows
would be loaded onto a sloop,
with the main halyard being tied
around their bellies. 'Then the
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About twice a
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be loaded onto a
sloop, with the main
halyard being tied
around their bellies.
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Boy, I wish you could
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cows from [Great Harbour] to Tortola [West End] ... haul them back off
the vessel to the veterinarian. He would inspect their ears for ticks and
weigh them. Then it was back on the sloops again and off they go to
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After reaching their final destination in St. Thomas, the cows would
again be inspected and if ticks were found on any of the cows, the live
cargo would be rejected and the sloops were forced to turn around
and sail back to the BVI without having made a sale.
In the 1950s, the addition of a scale, cow dip (for removing ticks) and
a Customs office in Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, allowed islanders to
export cows directly to St. Thomas. Eventually customers came from
elsewhere in the Caribbean-Guadeloupe and St. Barth's-and larger
schooners and eventually motorized vessels would frequent the island
to purchase cows directly.
Ivan Chinnery estimates that when he was a youngster there were
about 600 people living on Jost Van Dyke with the population of cows,
some 800, outnumbering people (with the cow population reaching
an estimated peak of probably over 1,000). Ask many of the adults
living on Jost Van Dyke about their childhood chores and they will
recount a scene of waking before dawn to walk up to the island's ridge
to chase cows down to drink, before chasing them back up the hill, all
with the hopes of completing the task before the start of the school
day at 9 a.m.
Islanders attribute the decline of the livestock industry to the rise
of modern supermarkets on St. Thomas. And the population of cows
dwindled until the last cow left the island sometime in the early 1990s.
Today, the direction of export has changed the only cows you will see
on Jost Van Dyke are the kind served with a bun and a side of fries in
one of the island's many beach bars. -&
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charter boats (and has also Guide featuring artwork
been provided to local librar- by Jim Schneider.
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from the location of all BVI dive sites, to a list of marine and
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STORY AND PHOTOS BY LIESBET COLLAERT
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most boaters anchor in the lagoon t '
or in one of the bays. Cruisers tend
to do their errands on the Dutch
side, where it is cheaper, and visit Marigot once in a
while to obtain French goodies. But Marigot is more
than cheese and wine. There are attractions, sights
and activities to keep you busy for a whole day.
You can shop (or window shop) for fancy clothes or
local crafts, or take pictures on a day excursion to
a hill with marvelous views, having passed historic
buildings along the way. All the while, plenty of
opportunities arise to enjoy those ever present
aromatic smells escaping from patisseries and cafes
with outdoor seating.
One of Marigot's nicest attractions is Fort Louis,
which overlooks the town and waterfront. The path and steps leading
to the historic fort start east of the old customs and immigration
building. It is a pretty strenuous climb, especially in the heat of the
day. Once above the street noise, the views get better and better,
until you are rewarded with a 360 degree view from the top. You can
see Anguilla, surrounded by all the shades of blue you can imagine,
Simpson Bay Lagoon, Princess Juliana International Airport, Marigot
Bay, its waterfront, the bustling town center and, if you're really lucky,
Saba's distant crown. A bench
encourages you to relax for
a moment and take in the
FOnr m th wate rf ro~n views. Don't forget to venture
around the ruins and read the
informative signs. Come back
to watch the sunset, it's well
worth the effort.
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........... Marigot is browse the colorful
souvenir and produce market.
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mornings, you get a chance
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not an issue (and style is), or
you need a little break from
:n..the heat, check out the West
Indies Shopping Mall, a fancy,
style mall at the north end of
F., town. More high class shops
SLcan be found in the Marina
Port La Royale area bordering
the lagoon. This is also the
place for that special occasion
5 l "dinner or evening stroll.
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The center of town houses the sturdy courthouse, the Methodist
Church, library, police station and City Hall officially called Hotel
de la Collectivite. Don't try to book a room here! Close by you will
find Rue de la Republique, showcasing historical town houses with
facades dating back to the 19th century. If you're planning a short
and cheap bus ride to Grand Case, a.
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the intersection), brings you to the nicest attractions O
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Ready for a little bit of architecture i h L
and history? Walk back towards the overlooks the town
ocean, locate the Catholic Church and and waterfront."
read the information about its past.
You can walkthrough the bright and modern interior to enter the small
garden in the back. There, steps also lead you towards Fort Louis.
Next to the church and up the hill sits the Museum of the Arawak
where you can learn about St. Martin's history. Ask or find your way to
nearby Perrinon Street to see the old prison, a hidden attraction. It was
used until 1968.
If you prefer an activity filled day or would like to rent a car, visit
the booths at the Gare Maritime (here you can also take the ferry to Admiral
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across the road contains the tomb of
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Whether you are anchored in Marigot
Bay, preferring clean and calm water, or in
a comfortable spot in the lagoon, Marigot's
dinghy docks are within easy reach. Or, you
can take a bus from the Dutch side. Start the
day with a delicious French breakfast and
then, if you can, ignore your nose for the
rest of the morning. Follow your eyes while
discovering all that Marigot has to offer and
take advantage of the many informative
signs. Don't forget about the long noontime
breaks while planning your visit. The French
will be French! -'
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Beroeps Onderwijs (SBO) training programmes was recently
given use of a 26-foot Dufour 1800 sailboat from the newly
formed St. Maarten Sailing School, owned and managed by Garth
Steyn, following a launching ceremony at Island Water World on
November 9. The donation gives a boost to the SBO which offers a
basic introductory course to students entering the marine industry
The yacht named Little Poe owned by Alfred Kiel for the past five
years was driven onto the rocks during one of this year's hurricanes.
Kiel, who no longer wanted to keep the vessel, offered it to the
sailing school. Steyn arranged to have the yacht salvaged by Sea
Cure Marine, and once repairs were done to the rudder and hull
and the vessel had been repainted, offered use of the yacht to the
SBO Foundation anytime they wanted, at no charge. The sailing
school will henceforth maintain the yacht for the SBO.
Material costs of fixing up the yacht following the salvage were
sponsored by Island Water World marine store while Aqua Mania
Adventures took care of the labour.
"It's with a little sadness that I say goodbye to the yacht, but at the
same time I'm very happy that it will be put to good use," said Kiel
The launch of Little Poe, from left; Rien Korteknie, Barrington Harris, Oral
Blagrove, Ricky Jamal, Garth Steyn, Clifton Wilson, Paul Rosen, and Alfred Kiel.
who is due to return to Holland. "Finding a new purpose for it is the
greatest thing that could have happened. My wife and I can always
sail on my neighbour's boat in Holland."
Commented SBO training coordinator Rien Korteknie: "It's a
wonderful gesture from Alfred and the sailing school. The SBO
Maritime Assistant course is very grateful. We do not have the
funds to buy or pay for the upkeep of a boat, so this way we get
a free ride for years to come." -
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Lazer were workhorses, built to fish or
Building vessels of wood naturally
led to repairing them. For several years
Enoe worked at the Tyrell Bay Slipway
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boats," he said. "A lot, a lot." Caulking
and re-planking, replacing frames, every
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The charter trade and recent demand
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have a different shape of bottom."
Once Zemi is rigged, all eyes will be watching as she takes her first
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One can only imagine the obstacles in building a boat on a tiny island.
Some materials are available locally but most need to be shipped in at
great cost and wait times. Once the vessel is complete, there's the issue
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Enoe assured me that it's not as difficult as it sounds. A smile on his
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hours. What really happen, we was preparing. We have to get rollers,
ways, have to get tackle put out. We cut her down; put her on her side,
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boat. "Very exciting," said Alwyn. "Best launch I ever had.
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The pilot boat heads
As the first tropical depression H
of the season was brewing,
we searched for cruising
guides to Curagao, sailors
experienced with approaching Curagao,
and a safe haven for our sailboat once we
arrived. We were too late. So we took the
information that we had gathered, which
included the phone number needed to
contact the authorities as we approached
the island, and set sail. Nothing during
our several hundred mile sail was as unnerving as our final approach.
In retrospect, the flyover bridge, just as we were able to distinguish
the southeastern tip of Curagao from a large tanker on the horizon,
was the first indication that simply slipping into a protected bay for
the evening was out of the question. It was hours before we doused
our sails and pointed our bow toward the waypoint for the entrance to
Spanish Water Uncertainty and dark headlands backlit with red, white
and yellow lights and the sound of the surf kept us from braving the
harbor entrance that night. As we powered north toward Caragas Baii,
we were hailed over the radio and intercepted by a RIB. The options
given to us by the authorities were not what we expected, and we
ended up holding offshore for the entire night.
First light revealed high bluffs blanketed by a desert landscape; white
sandy beaches buffeted by aquamarine waves and frighteningly narrow
gateways to sheltering harbors. After several attempts to penetrate
Curagao, our nerves were shattered. Every phone call that we made,
whether it was to find a slip, a place in an anchorage or assistance
checking in, led to Clifford Neuman of Curagao Yacht Agency
Neuman, piloted us through the mouth of the channel leading
to Spanish Water and around the mangrove islands, shallows and
anchorages to safety. While
windsurfers buzzed the flat
waters and wind whistl-
ed over the headlands
and through the rigging,
Neuman took me on a
whirlwind mariner's guide
We pounded through the
Caribbean Sea's waves and
headed north to Willemstad,
passing through the floating
bridge and so close to the
"So we took the inform-
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which included the phone
number needed to contact
the authorities as we
approached the island,
and set sail. Nothing during
our several hundred mile
sail was as unnerving as
our final approach."
inner city's outdoor cafes, which line Sint Anna channel, that we could
have placed a lunch order from his boat. Brightly painted Dutch colonial
buildings lined one side of the busy waterway and Mexico's tall ship
Cuauhtemococcupied the other We passed under the Juliana Bridge,
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After making long term docking arrangements at Curagao Marine,
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SEAT, DRINK AND
BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
Every day you face choices that can affect your health. In this
article you will find recipes that will help you eat healthy,
balanced meals that go easy your pocket book. Serve the
leftover Turkey with nutritious side dishes or make turkey
soup, turkey casseroles, turkey pot pie. Start the New Year right... eat,
drink and go boating.
What does exercise have to do with eating?
Increased physical activity can lead to improved health. Exercise helps
prevent health problems, including heart disease. Exercise gives you
more energy, builds strength, and can help you reduce stress. It is also
a great way to burn calories and curb your appetite.
What a great way to start the day ...
Preparation time: 2 minutes. Type of Glass: Highball. Serves: 4.
2 cups fresh cranberries, frozen
2 cups tomato juice, chilled
12 oz diet grapefruit soda, chilled
Garnish: Sprig of parsley
Place frozen cranberries and tomato juice in blender and whirl until
mixed. Remove from blender and place in a glass pitcher. Tilt pitcher
and add grapefruit soda slowly, pour down side to prevent too much
fizz. Place a few ice cubes in each glass and pour mixture over ice
cubes. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve.
Note: Sometimes I like to use a nice big red-wine glass.
Preparation time: 2 minutes. Chilling time: 2 hours.
Type of Glass: Fancy. Serves: 4.
1/4 cup chopped green onions and onion tops
1 cup peeled and diced cucumber
1 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp tarragon vinegar
4 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Garnish: 4 celery sticks
Place all ingredients, except garnish, in blender and blend
thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving.
Pour equal amounts into four chilled glasses. Use celery sticks for
swizzles and serve.
ROASTED SWEET POTATO SALAD
Preparation time: 15 mins. Cooking time: about 30 mins. Serves: 6.
6 medium-large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and diced
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp brown or spicy mustard
3 Tbsp plain yogurt
12 Tbsp dried basil leaves
Preheat oven to 400F. Place the diced sweet potatoes in a colander
and rinse them with water; pat dry. Dump them in a large bowl and
toss with the olive oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Place them in a
single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until soft. Toss every
now and again. Remove from oven and let cool.
In small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, mustard, and plain
yogurt. Stir in basil leaves. Spoon the dressing over top of sweet
potatoes and gently toss. Serve warm or chill for at least 2 hours and
serve chilled. Serve with leftover turkey.
BROWN RICE WITH BLACK-EYED PEAS
Preparation time: 15 mins. Cooking time: about 20 mins. Serves: 6.
1-1/2 cups brown rice, uncooked
1 bunch mustard greens, sliced
1 small red onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cups cooked black-eyed peas
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with zesty jalapenos, drained
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the brown rice as directed on the package. Slice the stem out
of the mustard green leaves. Roll up the leaves together and slice
down, so it will cook faster. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil. Add
chopped onion and garlic. Saute for a few minutes or until onion is
soft, but not browned. Add the sliced greens and saute for about 3
minutes or until greens have wilted. Stir in black-eyed peas and the
diced tomatoes. Let simmer on low for 15 minutes. Serve the black-
eyed peas and greens over brown rice. Serve with leftover turkey.
Happy New Year!! "&
Please send me your suggestions of what you would like me to write
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