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8 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Editors Log Apart from the occasional hurricane to remind us that the Caribbean does have a season, weather in the islands is pretty much the same year round. Yes, we do get the odd chilly night in winter when the temperature drops to a freezing 75 degrees and old hands dig out their sweaters before trooping off to moan about the weather at Happy Hour, but generally one month is pretty much like the next. What de“nes the seasons more than the weather is the mass departure of yachts, especially the megayachts, to the summer cruising grounds of Europe and North America. Their return in late autumn traditionally marks the start of the yachting season, but even this is beginning to blur. Here in St. Martin, some of the big boats returned from Europe early this year. Uncertainties over the euro along with rising costs around the Mediterranean are just a couple of reasons being put forward for their early return. Caribbean marinas will certainly welcome this development and hopefully go all-out to build on this windfall. Having the yachts arrive early can drop a large chunk of change into an islands economy. If the Caribbean yachting industry as a whole can blur the end of the yachting season, too, then the bene“ts to the region could be enormous. How to do it successfully and consistently, that is the question? One of my favorite items in All At Sea is Natural World. We have some excellent contributors who every month share their knowledge and help us understand what is happening on this amazing rock we call earth. In this edition Joe Zentner takes us into the magical world of the Caribbean seahorse. I have been fascinated by this creature since I had two tiny glass seahorses as a child. Even when my brother broke off the tails, I still treasured them for the way the light ”ickered through the colored glass and brought them to life. What I didnt know back then was it is the male seahorse that gives birth and that each of their eyes can rotate independently from the other. I have never wanted to give birth but rotating eyes, well, theres a thing! A lot happened on the Caribbean yachting scene over the course of 2011 in both cruising and racing. Any time that you venture on the sea, there is bound to be some form of excitement. Experiences can be lifechanging, often frightening, and at times beautiful, and this year had it all. Gary E. Brown, Editor SEASONS IN THE SUNIn January 15-year-old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker departed St. Maarten aboard her 36ft Gin Fizz ketch Guppy having earlier crossed the Atlantic from the Canary Islands. Dekker is hoping to become the youngest person to complete a singlehanded circumnavigation and as of going to print, she had crossed the Paci“c and was still going strong. In April the raft An-Tiki built of water pipes and crewed by four adventurers raising money for the charity WaterAid, arrived in the Caribbean. April also saw the tragic loss of Tom and Dotty Hills popular 75ft grand prix racing yacht Titan XV which was destroyed by an electrical “re during Antigua Race Week. These are all things that made world headlines and focused attention on the Caribbean. For me, one of the abiding memories of 2011 will be the success of our young sailors, not just in regional competition but internationally. Every month brought news of spectacular triumphs in junior sailing, and All At Sea offers congratulations to the youngsters who did so well. Congratulations also go to the sailors parents, trainers and yacht clubs without whose encouragement, dedication and cash much of their success wouldnt have happened. We look forward to reporting on youth sailing in the coming year. The All At Sea Team wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season and smooth sailing in 2012.


10 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 FEATURES 48 NAUTICAL HOLIDAY EVENTS Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow ... Elsewhere COVER SHOT: Welcome Aboard! | Photo: Gary Brown/OceanMedia http://garyebrown.net THIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE48December 2011DEPARTMENTS 8 EDITORS LOG14 WHERE IN THE WORLD?16 CARIBBEAN NEWS18 EVENT CALENDAR20 RACING CIRCUIT Bermuda on the Double22 SAILING HUMOR Dem Backtime St. John Dazes Aint So Old, Me Son! Sailing with Charlie: Rum Punch28 FISHING Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament Fourth Annual Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament St. Lucia International Bill“sh Tournament34 CRUISING Desperate Sailors36 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING Celestial Part IV: Publication 249 & The Universal Plotting Sheet38 TIPS & TRICKS Cockpit Renovations42 HISTORY & ENVIRONMENT Pirates and Privateers44 OUR NATURAL WORLD The Magical Caribbean Seahorse79 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE90 MARKETPLACE94 SPONSOR DIRECTORY96 CARIBBEAN DINING Christmas is the Sweetest Season of the Year Continued on page 12PHOTO COURTESY OF WINTERFESTPARADE.COM


12 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 201114 MAP53 PUERTO RICO Powerful Boats in Puerto Rico Victory for Puerto Ricos Rios & Texidor59 UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS Marine Vocational Training in the USVI62 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Interline Regatta Boat-Riding Santa Spreads Cheer in the BVI Publisher: CHRIS KENNAN publisher@allatsea.net Editorial Director: GARY BROWN gary@allatsea.net Art Director : AMY KLINEDINST amyk@allatsea.net Advertising: Caribbean Sales GUY PHOENIX guy@yachtessentials.com Southeast US Sales KAREN TORTORIELLO karen@yachtessentials.com Advertising Inquiries: advertising@allatsea.net Accounting, Subscriptions: accounting@allatsea.net Owned and Published by Kennan Holdings, LLC 382 NE 191st Street #32381 Miami, Florida 33179-3899 phone (443) 321-3797 fax (815) 377-3831 The views and opinions of the contributors to this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers or editors. Accordingly, the publishers and editors disclaim all responsibility for such views and opinions. Check us out online at:www.allatsea.net December 2011 67 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN Saint Maarten Sailing School Soualiga Challenge74 ARUBA Arubas Big Haul RESOURCES 76 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 78 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS 57 PHOTO COURTESY OF MERCEDES DE CHOUDENS


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14 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGEWHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS, JOHN, AND THANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA Chris Kid Hanson lives and works on boats but when Southold Town Council needed a temporary skipper for their parking booth, Kid was happy to step in. Armed with a cooler and a copy of the Caribbeans favorite waterfront magazine, All At Sea our intrepid sailor took over his new command. Fifteen minutes of watching cars and their grumpy skippers anchor in the parking lot was enough and Kid deserted his post, swapped his ticket punch for a marlin spike, and went back to sea. Win a Free Subscription & Star brite Solutions Goodie Bucket! Send us a picture of you reading All At Sea and you may be the lucky winner. We will select one winner a month. Please send images & your information to: subscribe@allatsea.net or mail to: 382 NE 191st Street #32381, Miami, Florida, 33179-3899. PAGE 74 Arubas Big Haul: Marine Industry Update P P A M a


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 15 CaribbeanSeaBonaire Montserrat U.S. Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Anguilla St.Maarten/St.Martin St.Barthelemy Guadeloupe Tobago Trinidad St Vincent & Bequia The Grenadines St Lucia St Kitts & Nevis Martinique Grenada Dominic a Barbados Barbuda Antigua Puerto Rico Carriacou Marie-Galante St Eustatius U.S.V.I. B.V.I. PAGE 59 Marine Vocational Training in the USVI: Scuba Diving, Swimming and Sailing U M in Sw PAGE 67 St. Maarten Sailing School: Bringing Youngsters into the Marine Industry T


16 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Caribbean NewsCARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD Proceeds from Eye of the Storm to bene“t Special Olympics BVI The Eye of the Storm author, Alison Knights Bramble, has created a magical world in a tropical setting. The land and sea of Kamaria, a “ctional island in the Caribbean, provide countless discoveries including a kaleidoscopic marine life, abandoned ruins, buried treasure, unpredictable weather and unwelcome opportunism. Ms Knights Bramble, who works as the National Director for the Special Olympics BVI, says her interaction with her sailing students over the years inspired The Eye of the Storm. In turn, she hopes the book inspires young people to read. The novel includes an introduction by Geoff Holt, MBE, disability sports ambassador and 2010 Yachtsman of the Year. Printing and publication of the book were made possible by sponsors including Caribbean Insurers Limited, INTAC, LIME, The Rotary Club of Road Town and the Rotary Sunrise. All proceeds from the sale of the book will bene“t Special Olympics BVI. For more information, contact Alison Knights Bramble: sailonbvi@surfbvi.com or visit: www.specialolympicsbvi.orgHands Across the Sea ƒ books and moreAs All At Sea went to press the latest shipment of donated educational goodies was on its way to the Caribbean. The 528-box, 19,000lb, 23-pallet shipment includes 51,336 new and near-new books and 88 boxes of teaching resources and school supplies. Hands Across the Sea say, thanks to generous support, they were able to ful“ll the Wish Lists of a record 91 schools, community libraries, reading programs, and after-school youth centers on the islands of Anguilla, Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. Hands Across the Sea was founded by blue water sailors Tom and Harriet Linskey in 2008. Since then, the charity has shipped over 101,000 new and near-new books and 184 boxes of school materials, reaching over 30,000 children at 164 Hands projects. For information, visit: handsacrossthesea.netYacht Chandlers expand in Caribbean, form alliance with IGY MarinasThanks to a new strategic alliance with IGY Marinas, Yacht Chandlers will now provide its full compliment of services at IGY Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas and the IGY Yacht Club at Isle de Sol in St. Maarten. In a press release, IGY said both companies are committed to providing the highest level of service, and view the partnership as a way to continue to provide this consistency to its clientele. Kenny Jones, VP of Operations at IGY, said: Yacht Chandlers is a perfect complement to the IGY hospitality and customer service culture. Their presence will add tremendous value and convenience for owners, captains, and crew.Ž Yacht Chandlers will also be taking over operations of the bar/restaurant currently located at the Yacht Club at Isle de Sol in St. Maarten with an extensive renovation.


18 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Caribbean News FLAGS PROVIDED BY FLAGSPOT.NET CHARLESTON, SC JANUARY 27…29 The Charleston Boat Show | Boat Show www.thecharlestonboatshow.com email@JBMshows.com | 864-250-9713 GRENADA JANUARY 17…31 Grenada Sailing Festival | Sailing Regatta www.grenadasailingfestival.com gsail@spiceisle.com | 473-440-4809JANUARY 25…29 43rd Budget Marine Spice Island Bill“sh Tournament | Deep Sea Fishing www.sibtgrenada.com rmil@spiceisle.com | 473-440 3753 FEBRUARY 3…5 Workboat Regatta | Sailing Regatta www.grenadasailingfestival.com gsail@spiceisle.com | 473-440-4809 LONDON, UK JANUARY 6…15 London International Boat Show Boat Show www.londonboatshow.com info@boatshows.co.uk | +44 (0)1784 473377 ANTIGUADECEMBER 5…10 50th Annual Charter Yacht Show Boat Show www.antigua-charter-yacht-meeting.comDECEMBER 31 Nelsons Pursuit Race | Sailing Regatta www.antiguayachtclub.com yachtclub@candw.agJANUARY 27…29 The Superyacht Challenge Superyacht Regatta www.thesuperyachtchallenge.com ptdeeth@aol.com | 268-464-7081FEBRUARY 20 RORC Caribbean 600 | Sailing Regatta www.caribbean600.rorc.org racing@rorc.org.uk +44 (0) 207 518 3131 BARBADOS JANUARY 21 The Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race | Sailing Regatta www.mountgayrumroundbarbados race.com | info@mountgayrumround barbadosrace.com | 246-426-4434 PUERTO RICO FEBRUARY 3…5 Club Nautico de San Juans 11th International Regatta | Sailing Regatta www.nauticodesanjuan.com vela@nauticodesanjuan.com | 787-722-0177 SEATTLE, WA JANUARY 27…FEBRUARY 5 Seattle Boat Show | Boat Show www.seattleboatshow.com info@seattleboatshow.com | (206) 634-0911 ST. THOMAS, USVIDECEMBER 16 St Thomas Lighted Boat Parade Crew Parties | www.vicl.org | erik@vicl.org TORTOLA, BVI DECEMBER 2…3 Gustav Wilmerding 21st Annual Memorial Challenge | Sailing Regatta www.weyc.net | mcmechanics@surfbvi.com 284 495-1002 DECEMBER 17 ONeal and Mundy Commodores Cup Sailing Regatta | www.royalbviyc.org sailing@royalbviyc.org | 284-494-3286 EVENT CALENDAR Please send future events to editor@allatsea.net. This month and next months events are currently published here and at www.allatsea.net. Your specific area may or may not be shown based on identified activities for these months.


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20 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Racing CircuitSTORY BY MARK STEVENS PHOTOS BY SHARON MATTHEWS-STEVENS I bought into the concept of Sint Maartens Heineken Regatta on my “rst visit: Great racing by day, party-central by night ƒ Serious Fun! Now I “nd myself in Bermuda for the Argo Gold Cup Regatta and RenaissanceRe Juniors. Another regatta with a split personality. Its obvious the minute you enter the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club„a colonial, pumpkin…painted building with welcoming arm stairways and a rotunda atrium with a brass ships station and a compass rose on the ”oor. This is one of the worlds oldest yacht clubs with a royal charter. But people from across the world are having a blast in the bar. Bermuda is sailing central: terminus of the Newport to Bermuda, Charleston to Bermuda and Marion to Bermuda races. Home of the Bermuda sloop. An island where every high school student has to do a stint on a tall ship called the Spirit of Bermuda before graduation. Bermuda is the perfect spot for a regatta especially one with a duel personality. Caribbean ”air, but not the Caribbean; middle of the ocean, but this event is in a protected harbour; stodgy reputation but in actuality as friendly a place as you could ever visit. Two generations of sailors For part of each day a bunch of kids race Optimist dinghies on a course in Hamilton Harbour. For part of each day a group of the best racers in the world … this is the penultimate event in the World Match-Racing Tour … ply a windward-leeward course in International One Designs. Twenty-four match-racing teams from seventeen countries, and forty Opti sailors selected from the same countries, are here to take part. Bragging rights and the chance to rub shoulders with the pros is the draw for the kids. The pros are seeking a position in the last race in Malaysia and a purse of $50,000. Once youve watched match-racing … the nautical equivalent of a gladiatorial battle … other races just dont cut it. Consider the “nal ”ights: tight starts and gusty winds, shifting and unpredictable.BERMUDA ON THE DOUBLE:Argo Gold Cup Regatta and RenaissanceRe Juniors Match racing and a spectacular view from the office


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 21On the upwind leg its tight around the marker. How tight? A chorus of yells, followed by a sickening crunch, and the dark hull of the boat skippered by Australias Torvar Mirsky sticks up in the air like a re-run of Titanic Swedens Johnnie Berntsson has connected “rmly, his bow straddling Mirskys transom. They separate and the boats ”y downwind, though Mirskys got it well in hand. Two penalty ”ags for Berntsson! The match racers take a break and kids in Optis sail the same course, forty of them. It looks like a bunch of seagulls at a family picnic but theyre among the best dinghy sailors in their home countries. Its not just skill today,Ž says RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup staffer Laurie Fullerton. Winds favour the heavier racers.Ž My favourite, a fellow Canadian, a national champion named Justin Vittecoq and the youngest sailor here, starts strong. But the winds get him by the windward mark. Now the big guys are back. The IODs look lively, unforgiving. Heel fast and hard. These are perfect boats for a Bermuda race, inspired by a circa 1930s six-metre yacht from the island. I asked Mirsky how he liked them,Ž says Gold Cup PR director, Talbot Wilson. He says  NOT !Ž But the boats make for great racing … bite-your-nails racing. Australias Mirsky draws “rst blood. Then Swedens Berntsson. And back and forth it goes until Mirsky wins in sudden-death. I wonder about asking him how he feels about the IOD but hes busy getting the Edward VII Gold Cup while Wade Waddell from Florida earns the Junior Cup. Two sailors: a youth and a pro. IODs and Optis. Another great regatta with a split personality. Mark Stevens is an award-winning travel writer whose specialties include Canada, the Caribbean and boating. Credits range from Sailing magazine and Canadian Yachting to the Washington Post. Centerboard up! Serious competition in the Optimist fleet


22 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Sailing Humor BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDER DEM BACKTIME ST. JOHN DAZES AINT SO OLD, ME SON! In the late 1970s I sailed away from America„in search of my future. I wasnt merely in search of myself, but of my people as well. I was adrift on all levels. I needed to discover my watery tribe. I also needed to “nd a family hearth„some spiritual and physical place I could call home. I desired a personal lodestone„a geographical true north of my heart. Luckily, I found it„in a place called Love City, St. John, USVI. I think it was the weekly Cruz Bay “sh-fry which originally captivated me. But, hey, the fact that a quart of Cruzan Gold cost 82 cents might have had something to do with it as well. It was during these low-key West Indian community events when the residents became just that„a community. It was also when wed hear the local gossip: if (now Professor) Gilbert Sprauve had caught any “sh that week, whose donkey had died, and just how Theovald Moorehead was bedeviling the NPS this time. Ethel Tvalbridge McCully, her drunken priest, and those wild peacocks were always good for a few salacious tidbits of gossip. She and her posse would meet weekly at Hilltop„oh, the ribald stories that crazy old woman could tell! (Ethel had just sold a book about building a house on St.


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 23 John that shed entitled I Did It With Donkeys! and her staid New York publisher had immediately changed to Grandma Raised the Roof .) How were the two boats abuilding on the East End, Patient Lady and Breath coming along? What about Pappy Sewer? Why was Lito Valls feuding with Mooie„was it really over the turning on or off of a bar fan? (Stubborn, Lito never crossed the threshold again.) What were the dashing Ashley Boynes and the Travel Services crews up to? Herman Prince might show up„oh, how dat man could sweet talk about Zootenval! And that wee boy Ernest Matthias„how fast dat rascal could run! There was always plenty of laughter„especially if someone had also witnessed how quick old Miss Marsh could run/scream while waving a machete in the air along Maho Bay beach. Lindy, the town drunk (well, if you include Angel Dust) would heh, heh, heh by for a “llet or two„while slowly checking out the plain-sight contents of the Jeeps. Sis Frank would “ll us in on how wonderful all the members of the St. John Steel Pans did while performing in New York, and how nice it would be if, someday, the island had a School for the Arts. Annabelle Apple never missed a “sh fry„why, what better time to (lovingly) tell everyone how to do everything? What business had Forrest Fisher opened this week? What had happened to the giant orange near the cannon at the foot of the ferry dock„had drunks from the Backyard really rolled its ugly self into Pillsbury Sound? And was Guy Benjamin writing more delightful stories about those teefn Puerto Ricans or just playing dominoes in Coral Bay? The Roach family, of course, would be there. As would the two Cruz Bay grocery store tycoons: Miss Gladys and her sister Miss Lillian. (Miss Gina, a rival, had her tiny shop atop Jacobs Ladder.) Surely, the Rhodes and Mrs. Harvey would stop by. The Rutniks and Muilenburgs. Glen Spear would be chatting with his stoned stone-masons. Albert and Lonnie Willis might snap a picture or two. Andromeada Childs would always be there. Doris Jadan, of course, and Ivan-the-Opera-Singer„that is, if he wasnt off planting more lignum vitae trees. (Strange hobby„but he was formerly Russian so perhaps that explains it.) The big news one week was that a pushy tourist had stomped up to the Battery and just blurted out his governmental request without saying Good Morning.ŽThe big news one week was that a pushy tourist had stomped up to the Battery and just blurted out his governmental request without saying Good Morning.Ž


24 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Sailing Humor ƒ nobody raised proper on St. John could imagine such rudeness. Yes, there was a clock on the island„but no one had wound it in years. Myra Keating-Smith was the entire health department back in the day. The “rst thing she did upon arriving at the scene of an accident was, regardless of the severity of the injuries, pray for the victims. The beautiful part was that, back then, everyone on St. John was on St. John because they wanted to be on St. John„either because they were born there or wished they had been. Nobody was there to make money„the very idea was laughable. The richest and the poorest St. Johnians werent all that far apart. We were all living on the economic edge„in this distant, palm-scented outpost of tropical America. But the residents were united by their love of nature and each other, by their joy of swimming in the Caribbean Sea, by their mutual admiration of Bob Marleys music, Karen Samuels paintings, and the lovely, perfect symmetry of a classic Mister Prince basket. It was enough„hell, it was more than enough. There was a rich, complex culture„with all its American/African/Euro social traditions„already in place. If you were a visitor, it behooved you to learn it “rst. Community respect wasnt something you could demand, it had to be earned, West Indian-style. On St. John, you got the exact reputation you deserved„for better or worse. Being a local isnt about race or birthplace as much as longevity ,Ž charter skipper (and Lobster Hut owner) Bob Nose told me when I “rst arrived„words that rang true to this starry-eyed new arrival in search of a sane place of brotherhood (under the American ”ag) to raise a child while learning a craft. Ah, St. John, before the advent of the drum machines, door locks, and parking lots was a magical, mystical place. The thin marine guide book of the era said that Coral Bay was, because of the voracious East End mosquitoes, of no interest to the cruising sailor. I sailed up there anyway„having heard there were some hippie-crewed Cowhorns sprouting up behind the grammar school. For the “rst week, our Carlotta was the only boat in harbor„then Tommy on Sea Legs sailed/rolled in. This was before Redbeards or Skinnys bar. The only rumshop on that side of the island was the Sputnik back then, and I spent many a night belly-up to its “st-banged bar. One evening I walked in and Smitty was lying on his back, pie-eyed drunk, waving his arms and legs in the air like a giant capsized insect. I stupidly helped him to his feet. He immediately charged back into the ƒlook, look, look!Ž loud verbal fray„and the rest of the dem Coral Bay fellas gave me the bums rush out of the bar, yelling, Mon, doan you know to let a sleepn dog lay?Ž Having tasted the quiet, quaint rural charms of St. John in the late 70s, I returned in the early 80s to raise our daughter Roma Orion there. We were the seventh vessel in Great Cruz Bay„long before the hotel was a gleam in Allen Williams eye. I needed a place to write, and the “rst place I went into, Connections allowed me to use a desk for a week or two, until you “nish the article for Caribbean Boating ,Ž said its owner Cid Hamling. But, hey, this was the West Indies. Time is ”uid. I overstayed a tad. A year or two later, when Cid and Mary Pat moved downstairs from their original of“ce upstairs next to the Lottery, I unobtrusively moved with them. (I eventually ended up writing in the toilet„Perfect for the crap you write,Ž quipped Cid.) Pine Peace School was barely afloat„and my wife Carolyn and I donated much time and a few of our precious pennies to make sure it survived. When a storm wiped out the Cruz Bay dinghy dock, we boaters didnt ask nobody for nuttn„just shoplifted (okay, with permission) some 2 x 10 fir planks from Bill Hedges at the Lumber Yard and re-planked the dock ourselves. Ditto when the Cape Dory sloop Lydia sunk just off the channel„I filled it with a zillion empty milk jugs until it popped to the surface without charge„just because it was the right thing to do. I remember helping Doctor Ted Cummings and Tom Gerker with the early KATS program (born painfully out of the U.S. Boy Scout tragedy off Lovango), and (with Joe Colpitt of Virgin Fire ) donating a brand new Optimist pram to the soon-thriving Coral Bay group. Never, before or since, have I loved a physical location like I love ƒ well, the aptly named Love City of St John. For over a decade, I reported on its marine happenings on Saturday mornings at 8am on Radio One WVWI. I also sang its praises in the Daily News St. Thomas Courier Sint Maartens Daily Herald the Marine Scene All at Sea and various other local publications I wrote for„not to mention SAIL Yachting World Southern Boating and Cruising World I even organized a book called St. John People that is still being passed around today„singing The thin marine guide book of the era said that Coral Bay was, because of the voracious East End mosquitoes, of no interest to the cruising sailor. I sailed up there anyway„having heard there were some hippie-crewed Cowhorns sprouting up behind the grammar school.


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 25 the praises of its community members. Yes, I made sure the publication had highly entertaining chapters about such famous St. John residents as Robert Oppenheimer (father of the nuclear bomb) and John Anderson (author, Night of the Silent Drums )„but I didnt neglect Shurna Rabatts delightfully quirky essay on her great-great aunt Gerda Marsh to do so. ( St. John People is still a cherished literary memory.) But nothing is forever. Id come to St. John on a quest to sail around the world„and it encouraged me to do so in a myriad number of ways. We raised our only child on the island. I re-fell in love (each & every day) with my wonderful wife there. And I gained a million friends and friendships that would last a lifetime„all in, of, and about St. John. I even learned my craft„and earned my American Paradise Publishing money as well. And so I sailed away„to make the Big Fat Circle Id told everyone on St. John Id eventually make so many years before. But I quickly learned that it is easier to physically leave St. John than it is to do so emotionally. When our daughter Roma Orion had a child in Amsterdam, she immediately rushed back to St. John to show Suku off„long before she brought her daughter to the continental United States. When Chris Angel had his health problem„we kept a phone line open while he was on the table. When we recently heard that Amos Rutnik had died, we cried. A month or two ago, when my wife needed a place to stay in Washington, D.C., she stayed with Wessy Miller, Cheryl Millers daughter„who used to spend so much time with our daughter aboard Carlotta and Wild Card that we referred to them as the Goodmiller Girls. ƒ the bottom line is that, truly, home-is-where-theheart-is. As we circumnavigate, were often asked where we are from. We dont say Chicago or America or Boston„we say, St. John, USVI. Why? Because it brings a smile of sweet remembrance to our faces and it makes us proud. St. John is the only place weve ever lived which truly aspires to the ideals within our passports. And I will forever carry it within my heart. Editors note: Wild Card was last sighted heading westward from the Canaries. Capn Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card with his wife Carolyn and cruises throughout the world. He is the author of Chasing the Horizon by 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 fattygoodlander.com


26 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Sailing Humor BY JULIAN PUTLEY Rum punch is the classic Caribbean drink. It is served at hotel managers welcometo-the-islands cocktail parties, on day sail excursion boats, at Caribbean beach parties and barbecues and on and on. But rum punch is often used in a more subtle way, as a paci“er, a soother for guests who have experienced the not uncommon frustrating experiences of Caribbean island life. Joe and Jenny “nally landed on the island of St Thomas after a grueling ”ight and a lost bag. At the exit gate a lady with a hibiscus in her hair was offering new arrivals free rum punches while a scratchy rendition of Red Sails in the Sunset was trying hard to imbue the scene with a quaint Caribbean ”avor; all rather spoiled by loud taxi drivers trying to hustle visitors into their cabs. Joe and Jenny usually didnt drink; perhaps a glass of wine with dinner. On this occasion they managed two plastic cups each of the very sweet libation. Welcome to paradise,Ž smiled the hibiscus lady. When they arrived at the hotel the room wasnt ready even though it was 4pm. Joes voice rose to a crescendo of complaint when he was quietly offered free drink tickets at the beach bar by a smiling receptionist. At the bar they were poured two rum punches; three quarters rum with a splash of red liquid and a cherry, Oh, this is disgusting, tastes like kerosene,Ž whispered Jenny. The bartender smiled as he passed Joe his concoction. The weary couple decided to wander down the sandy beach, drinks in hand. Half-an-hour later they were back at the bar in a noticeably more jovial mood. That rum punch is not bad when you get used to it,Ž giggled Jenny. The bar tender came over with the unhappy news that their room was still not quite ready ƒ but would they like another drink. Island time,Ž he said with a toothy grin. They accepted with not very convincing reluctance. The next day they arrived at the ferry terminal for Tortola in the nick of time; they had overslept and curiously they both had a slight headache. Probably the humidity, thought Joe. As soon as they maneuvered from the dock a deck hand started handing out … yep, you guessed it … rum punches. It was 10.30 in the morning! Welcome to the islands,Ž said the deckie. The background music was a scratchy song about a yellow bird and a banana tree. After a few minutes their headaches subsided. When they arrived at the ferry dock in Tortola, Charlie was there to meet them and take them to their boat. At the marina there was a catastrophe. Their boat was taking on water and one engine was ”ooded. The batteries were under water, too. The marina manager, Sam, was apoplectic; the mechanic hadnt turned up for work. Joe and Jenny should have been angry; it was the “rst day of their sailing vacation, but by now Joe was getting into the swing of Caribbean island life. He dug into his shorts pocket and pulled out two tickets. Here Sam, have a rum punch.Ž Then he started humming Dont Worry, Be Happy. Hey, if you cant beat em, join em! Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel SAILING WITH CHARLIERUM PUNCH


28 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Fishing The boats entered outnumbered the blue marlin released at this years 48th Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament (PAIMT), held October 15th to 22nd, out of Port Antonio, Jamaica. Yet this didnt dampen the fun, excitement and ultimate suspense to see who would win. On the “nal day, as lines out was called across the 38 boat ”eet with 186 anglers from Canada, the U.S, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Jamaica, it was the Jamaican-based Hatteras 55, Daddys Dream that won Top Boat with two blue marlin. Fishing was very slow the “rst day,Ž says Merrick DaCosta, owner of Daddys Dream We didnt see any.Ž The all-women team aboard Keepin it Jiggy successfully tagged and released the lone blue marlin on the “rst day. Ten hook-ups, four marlin lost in “ght, and many tall tales of large “sh being lost were also reported. The sole sailboat “shing, a 45-foot catamaran named Onyva caught a 37lb sail“sh, a rare catch in Jamaican waters. The Onyva team repeated this feat again on the third day to bag the tournaments Sail“sh Trophy. The bite picked up on day two. Six blue marlin were fought, tagged and released and another six were lost in the “ght. Luck aboard Daddys Dream changed on this day. We headed out north about 26 miles offshore to the Henry Holmes Bank and ended up releasing two blue marlin for the day,Ž DaCosta explains. The “rst was around 10am. It was a small one, only about 120lb and a ten-minute “ght. The second we caught around 2:30pm. That one was 160 to 170lb and the “ght was 15-minutes. We “shed both lures and ballyhoo. The marlin we caught were only interested in the lures … purple and black or pink.Ž These two blues put Daddys Dream in the lead. The “shing action was temporarily halted for the Lay Day festivities. Forty-one canoes participated in a colorful “sh-PORT ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT DADDYS DREAM WINSBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament Bimini start and theyre offPHOTO COURTESY OF PORT ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 29ing festival. This tournament is limited to canoes with single outboard engines and three “sher folk per canoe. This ”eet brought in many wahoo, mahi mahi and yellow“n tuna, but no bill“sh were caught. On the PAIMTs third day, DaCosta and his Daddys Dream team saw but didnt catch any blue marlin. Other boats did and this created a “ve-way tie for “rst going into the last day. Daddys Dream Motivation Integrity Diana and Temptation … in that order based on time … all had released two blue marlin. Diana the 2010 PAIMTs Top Boat, quickly retaliated on that “nal day with a third marlin in the late afternoon. The estimated 250-pounder was so green it de“ed several tagging attempts and the leader eventually broke. This “sh was disquali“ed because it wasnt properly tagged. Use of The Bill“sh Foundation tags, with photocon“rmation, became mandatory in the PAIMT in 2000. I was completely over the edge that last day,Ž says DaCosta. The last half hour of the tournament was the longest in my life. We all feared one of the boats with two would get a third and beat us … but they didnt!Ž Overall, 17 blue marlin were tagged and released. In addition, three sail“sh, 18 mahi mahi (heaviest 23lb) three yellow“n tuna (heaviest 40lb) and 16 wahoo (heaviest 30lb) completed the catch. The blue marlin bite is usually red hot off Jamaica in the fall. In fact last year a 25 boat ”eet tagged and released a record 55 blue marlin. Very slack currents, fairly calm seas and notably hot waters to the north of northeast Jamaica probably accounted for the very slow offshore bill“sh bite,Ž says tournament director, Dr. Ron DuQuesnay. This was likely due to the developing Hurricane Rina in the Western Caribbean.Ž Daddys Dream s win earned them an invite to the 12th Bonnier-IGFA World Championship, now scheduled to be held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, May 13th -18th 2012. The 49th PAIMT will be held October 20th to 27th 2012. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. "! # !$ %&$ &(


30 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN JOHNSONFishing High-speed trolling paid off for Dr. Jason Belizaire and his crew aboard Pazit II This relatively new-to-the-Caribbean “shing method enabled Pazit II s four person team to reel in a total of seven wahoo or 183lb of “sh earning them Champion Boat at the 4th Annual Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival, held out of Nelsons Dockyard in Antigua on October 1. We headed about 50 miles offshore and chose to “sh conventionally at “rst,Ž says Belizaire, who captained his 25ft Boston Whaler, Pazit II Everything that hit our lines we lost. So, by late morning we switched to high-speed trolling with lures for wahoo and caught all seven by early afternoon. They were fairly good size … all weighing between 20 and 37lb.Ž Lady angler Stephanie Shoul “shing aboard the Grady White 306, Shoulin caught a whopper wahoo weighing 54lb that landed her the Largest Fish Caught by a Lady Angler and Largest Wahoo prizes. We started “shing in the southeast corner on an edge, but we encountered a lot of seaweed and small dolphin,Ž explains Shoul. The three youths on board enjoyed the action and caught six small dolphin or two “sh each. But we were looking for bigger “sh and moved to South Bank.ŽFOURTH ANNUAL FRANCIS NUNES JR. MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT VICTORY FOR PAZIT II BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Winners of the Nunes Tournament Pazit II Captain Dr. Jason Belizaire is on the far right


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 31 Hurricane Hunter 35 TEL (340) 776-5432 FAX (340) 775-4507 WWW.OFFSHOREVI.COMOutboards, Waverunners, Motorcycles, Inverter Generators Boats In”atables Diesel Engines, Diesel Generators Exclusively Available at Offshore Marine Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized DealerIt was at the South Bank that Shoul hooked up and landed her winning wahoo. We encourage the youth in our family to “sh, so we take part in this tournament mainly as a lesson to them,Ž says Shoul. Our deal on the boat is for the children to “ght all the “sh unless we feel the “sh is too big or the “sh is on the wire line. Here is where I lucked out … our big wahoo hit the wire line, so it was my “ght!Ž This was the second time Shoul has won in this tournament. The “rst came in the inaugural event in 2008 when, “shing aboard Adventure Xtreme with Captain Eli Fuller, she won the ladies prize for the largest wahoo, a 23-pounder. Fellow lady angler, Manny Titze, caught the largest king“sh … a 25-pounder … aboard Sixpence For the men, Samier Hanna aboard Simply Nutz caught the Largest Fish Caught by a Man … a 42lb wahoo, and Colin Martin, on White Eagle reeled in the largest dolphin … a 16-pounder. Junior anglers enjoyed good luck too. Seven-year-old Hunter Langlois won the trophy for youngest angler to catch a “sh: Langlois reeled in a 13lb dolphin. Joseph Nunes, one of the tournament namesakes nephews, reeled in a 44lb wahoo to win the trophy for the largest “sh caught by a junior angler. This tournament is held as a memorial to Francis Nunes Jr. who was so important in the development of sport “shing in Antigua,Ž says regatta chair, Phillip Shoul. A big family man, the vision for this tournament was about bringing family and friends together and to support youths and children getting involved in “shing as both a career and a hobby.Ž The fun continued ashore when “shermen from aboard the 22 tournament boats gathered on the lawn in front of the Copper and Lumber Hotel for a Seafood Festival. Fresh seafood pasta, gumbo, cockles, conch, lobster, battered “sh and even sushi were on sale making it a delightful and delicious end to the day. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Our deal on the boat is for the children to “ght all the “sh unless we feel the “sh is too big or the “sh is on the wire line. Here is where I lucked out … our big wahoo hit the wire line, so it was my “ght!Ž


32 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Fishing The 610lb blue marlin Trinidads Alan Sheppard landed in the St. Lucia International Bill“sh Tournament, held October 19th to 23rd out of IGY Rodney Bay Marina, didnt earn his new Bertram 54, Abracadabra the top boat prize. However, it did net him the trophy for Heaviest Blue Marlin as well as a boatload of bragging rights. Ive “shed this tournament for many years, but have never won,Ž says Sheppard, who con“ded that his new boat, 19ft longer than the previous one that he “shed aboard in last years tournament, may have been a good luck charm. The seas were lumpy the “rst day but it was not too bad on the new, bigger boat,Ž Sheppard says. The Abracadabra team headed 18 miles north of St. Lucia and east of Martinique to “sh an area where they enjoyed success the year prior. The “rst day was slow for them, with one bite in the morning and the release of a 250lb blue marlin after a short “ght later in the day. This put Abracadabra in the top ten. However, two boats … Vesper and Pair A Dice … released three blue marlin for the day and these vessels topped the leader board after the “rst day of “shing. The second day, Sheppard and his team headed back to the same spot. We didnt have a single bite all day. Everyone was disappointed,Ž he tells. Then, at 3:30pm the big lure we had off the short corner exploded. I was sitting right next to my rod at the time and heard the line start to scream. I saw the “sh come up and eat. It took me about three seconds to get the rod out of the holder because there was so much pressure on it.Ž The big blue marlin tail walked for a couple of hundred yards behind the boat and then sounded. Fourteen minutes later, Sheppard and his crew had the whopper up beside the boat. I thought it was around 400lb at “rst,Ž he says, but the longer I looked at it the larger it got.Ž Back at the dock the weigh master called out 610lb. The minimum release weight for this tournament is 300lb, so this blue marlin was over twice this limit. In addition, this “sh was only 97lb less than the St. Lucia record of 707lb set in 1996. The excitement was unreal,Ž Sheppard says.ST. LUCIA INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT SHEPPARD BOATS 610POUND BLUE MARLINBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Top Boat … Carolina Girl


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 33 The next and “nal day, Abracadabra had “ve or six tournament boats follow them out to their hot spot. Yet, in spite of a few bites of blue marlin and sail“sh, the Abracadabra team didnt have any more luck and “nished sixth on the scoreboard. Trinidads Carolina Girl won Top Boat and Top Foreign Boat with “ve blue marlin releases, followed by St. Lucias Exodus IV with four blue marlin and three sail“sh (which also netted them the Best Local Boat prize), and Trinidads Vesper in third with four blue marlin and a sail“sh. Antiguas Ruth Liney, aboard Rum N Coke won Top Angler and Top Female Angler with three blue marlin releases. Marylyn Sheppard, “shing from the Reel McCoy followed as second best angler with three blues and Alan Sheppard was third with his landed blue. A total of 48 blue marlin and nine sail“sh were released in the four days of “shing. In the game “sh category, Trinidads Andrew Rapson on Pair A Dice caught the largest wahoo, a 32-pounder. St. Lucias Brian Hamel-Smith, on the Lucky Strike reeled in the heaviest tuna, an 87-pounder. A total of 117 anglers from Antigua, Trinidad/Tobago, Barbados, Guadeloupe, the U.S., U.K. and St. Lucia “shed aboard 24 boats in this 21st annual event hosted by the St. Lucia Game Fishing Association. It was a fantastic tournament,Ž says Sheppard. Well be back next year!Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. POWERING THE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 60 YEARSWWW.WARDSMARINE.COM HOW MANY YOU BRING HOME IS NONE OF OUR BUSINESSIts not one thing we do that sets us apart, its everything we do. Thats what makes us the most trusted name in marine electric. BRINGING YOU HOME IS HEADQUARTERS 617 S.W. Third Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Phone: 954.523.2815 Toll Free: 800.545.9273 Toll Free Fax: 800.297.8240 RIVIERA BEACH 999 West 1 Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Phone: 561.863.7100 Fax: 561.863.7008SERVICES New Installations Modifications Custom Computerized & Laser Engraving Custom Designed Switchboards In-house & Dockside Service Repairs Engineering Electrical & Corrosion Surveys Fire Surveys Panel ProductionEQUIPMENT SALES AC Generators Transformers Battery Charging Equipment Panel Meters & Gauges Switches Wire/Cable/Fuses Cathodic Protection Systems Converters/Inverters Shore Cords & Adapters Lamps & Lighting Overcurrent ProtectionSe Habla Espaol Alan Sheppard (third left) was Top Angler


34 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Cruising At some point while cruising, things go wrong. Perhaps the engine starts belching clouds of smoke or you “nd rot in the woodwork where a leak has developed. In an unfamiliar anchorage, where do you start looking for someone to “x your problem? Now, thanks to desperatesailors.com, help is an Internet connection and a click away. John Perry and his business partner found themselves in a similar situation when they were looking for crew and had no idea of where to “nd them. Eventually they did “nd the crew they were looking for and the experience gave them an idea. Perry and his partner started a website where members could pro“le their skills and expertise. Desperate sailors could then search the site and “nd the skills that they needed to “x their particular problem, be it engine trouble, looking for crew or babysitting. What started as an idea became a user-friendly website. It was decided to keep the crew and boat-“nder sections free, while charging a very reasonable annual membership fee for people offering services. The goal is to eventually cover every corner of the cruising world, so that no matter where you are you can “nd some sort of help or … at the very least … a place to start asking. Cruisers can update their pro“le to show where they are and stay in touch with fellow cruisers who are also part of Desperate Sailors. Are you nervous about putting your pro“le online? Dont be. The site is secure and you have control of how much or how little information you share. Of course, the more detailed your pro“le, the easier it will be for people to “nd you and to see what skills you have to offer. The site also provides live chat, so you can correspond with other members in real time or leave a message for them if they are not online. The events calendar shows what is happening in a bay near you … live music, cruisers pot luck, Happy Hour … whatever is going on where cruisers can get together and make friends with other cruisers. Cruisers have many skills to offer and what better way to advertise them than on a website speci“cally designed for that purpose. For more information, visit: www.desperatesailors.com Kerry Biddle-Chadwick is a freelance writer who has been writing for magazines in the Caribbean and online newspapers since 2006. DESPERATE SAILORSHELP IS BUT A CLICK AWAYBY KERRY BIDDLE-CHADWICK John Perry, co-founder of Desperate SailorsPHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN PERRY


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36 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Seamanship & Voyaging Celestial is coastal navigation on a galactic scale; the sextant essentially an advanced hand-bearing compass. Imagine coming across a bell buoy in mid-ocean. Your radar tells you the buoy is a mile away. Your instruments are dead and for now you have no idea of the buoys compass bearing. What are your possible positions? The answer is simple … if plotted on a chart, you would draw a circle around that buoy, with a one-mile radius … you could be anywhere on that circle of position If given a compass bearing to that buoy, you now have the simplest of “xes … a distance and a range. Keep this in mind. There are three “gures needed to enter the sight reduction tables (Pub. 249) … AP Latitude, Declination (north or south), and LHA. Each whole degree of AP latitude has several corresponding pages in Pub. 249. Find the correct page, based on declination, which is shown as a range north or south. Now “nd your exact declination, and move down that column to the corresponding LHA. Youll “nd three numbers … Hc the calculated sextant angle; d which in this case is the declination factor and Z azimuth (the angle to the GP from geographic north). On the back page of Pub. 249, you will “nd corrections for the d number. This correction is applied to the Hc Transfer your Ho reading from section one. The intercept is calculated from the difference between Ho and Hc Always subtract the lower number from the higher one so your answer is always a positive number. The intercept represents the difference between your actual sextant reading, and the imaginary sextant reading that was taken from the AP and calculated in Pub. 249. This then is how you derive position (or rather a line of position, LOP) … if your actual reading (Ho) is larger than the imaginary reading ( Hc ), then you must be closer to the sun, as its a wider angle. Conversely, a Ho lower than Hc would mean the opposite, that you are further away and the sun appears lower on the horizon to you. This towards the sun or away from the sun (from the AP) distinction is imperative when moving onto the plotting sheet.The Universal Plotting SheetFrom the sight reduction form, record four important bits of info in an upper corner of the plotting sheet … DR position, AP, the azimuth and the intercept (towards or away). Begin by setting up the plotting sheet for the correct latitude … note that lines of longitude converge towards the poles, so that the distance between them changes dramatically as you head north or south of the equator. The plotting sheet accounts for this with the scale on the bottom right corner. First plot your DR position, and mark it with the traditional dot and half-circle to indicate as such. Then plot your AP, with the dot and full-circle, as its in fact a known position (whereas DR is just an educated guess). The azimuth is plotted as a dotted line drawn through the AP. Label the correct end with a small smiley sun (be careful not to plot the reciprocal bearing!). The intercept then is the “nal step. Starting at the AP, measure the intercept towards or away from the sun … your little smiley picture … and make a mark. The intercept, as mentioned, is the difference between your sextant reading and the calculated reading. The beauty of measuring in arc degrees is that the degrees and minutes off the sextant exactly correspond to degrees and minutes of latitude, and therefore distance. An intercept of 24 away means that your sextant altitude was taken 24 nautical miles further from the sun than the calculated altitude. Finally, plot your LOP through the intercept and at an angle exactly 90 to the azimuth, as a solid line.CELESTIAL PART IVPUBLICATION 249 & THE UNIVERSAL PLOTTING SHEETBY ANDY SCHELL PHOTO COURTESY OF UNITED STATES NAVY


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 37 What this LOP represents is merely a tiny tangent to a much larger circle of position around the GP of the sun. And since an LOP is not a position, a second sight must be taken on a second celestial body, or on the same one at a later time in the day, just as you can take a running “x on a lighthouse ashore as you sail along a coast. Celestial then requires a big commitment to rely on as a sole means of navigation. The navigator will typically follow a pattern when taking sights, and is always prepared ahead of time. At dawn and dusk, during twilight when the brightest stars are out and their remains a visible horizon, the navigator will be ready with his sextant, and already know, by examining the books, in which direction to look and for which stars. At these times hell get the most accurate “xes, as likely three, four or even “ve stars and/or planets can be shot within minutes of each other. As the sun rises, he will be ready around 10am, to get a good morning sight. He will advance and cross his am LOP with the noon sight and further advance the noon sight to cross with another sight, taken sometime in the afternoon. At dusk he will repeat the procedure with the evening stars. Safe landfalls are dependent upon the navigators accuracy, which over the course of a long offshore passage, may not be truly known for weeks. When an island “nally appears over the horizon when and where it should, only then can the navigator relax. Editors note: Publication 249, Sight Reduction Tables for Air Navigation, was used throughout our series on celestial navigation. This book can be used for air or marine navigation and is recommended as easier to use than the marine sight reduction tables. Andy Schell is a professional yacht captain. He contributes regularly to All at Sea and several other sailing publications, and is Chief Editor of the annual Yacht Essentials Portbook He and his wife Mia recently completed an Atlantic crossing to Ireland via Newfoundland on their yawl Arcturus Find them online at fathersonsailing.com Opposite page: Shooting the sun. This page, clockwise from left: Sight reduction worksheet; Azimuth and intercept, Plotting Sheet, Arc/distance


38 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Tips & Tricks Most modern steering pedestals are made from aluminum and usually are powder coated in the factory. This deteriorates over time. As powder coating is not something we can do on board, we use an alternative method of spray painting our pedestal. Our pedestal is very simple with very few added extras. You need to dismantle and remove any auxiliary bits including any navigation equipment and “xtures and “ttings like tables and cup holders. Our steering system is an Edson, but many other systems follow a similar design. It is always a good idea to separate individual components as corrosion always starts at the joints, it is also important to treat the bits we cant see. Remove the compass and disconnect the wire from the compass light. Inside the binnacle, which houses the compass, you will “nd four long COCKPIT RENOVATIONSPAINT THAT PEDESTALPHOTOS AND STORY BY ROSIE BURR 1: Sanding the pedestal … First remove any loose or flaky coating to achieve a smooth surface; 2: Etch priming the pedestal … Aluminum needs a special etch primer to ensure a good adhersion1 2


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 39slotted bolts, remove these and you will release the binnacle and the engine controls. Next remove the split pins and disconnect the engine controls. You can leave the steering shaft and chain in place. Its a good idea to take this opportunity to check this part of your steering system. Now that you have all the bits dismantled, scrape off all the old coating with a knife, then rub down using wet and dry sand paper. Start with180 grit and gradually increase to 400 grit so that you are left with a smooth surface. The column of our pedestal was in better condition than the other parts, so only needed to be rubbed down to give a key and to even out some minor imperfections. Aluminum requires rather special treatment as regular paints and primers dont stick for very long. You need to use an etch primer to ensure a good adhesion of paint. Two-pack etch primers have been the norm but recently aerosol spray etch primers have become available and are very good, especially as you will be using aerosols for the “nal coats. Our pedestal separates into “ve separate pieces, so the next stage is to prime and paint the mating surfaces. Make sure that you have covered the area in which you are working. Once the paint has dried, reassemble the pedestal. Now we are ready to paint the whole unit. Again mask up the area thoroughly and cover all surrounding areas before spray painting. Spray painting is a bit of an acquired art and so it is a good idea to buy an extra can of paint to “rst have something to practice with. Keep the can as upright as possible, use a slow gentle pressure on the nozzle and even sideways strokes. The trick is to use many thin coats rather than just one or two heavier coats. Always try to maintain a wet edge. Once it looks good, stop! Putting more coats on could lead to the paint running or dripping. Use this technique for the etch primer, then a regular primer and “nally an enamel gloss top coat. There are a whole range of aerosol paints available, but you get what you pay for. You can apply almost continuously only leaving a few minutes between each coat. However, if you get a run or a blemish you will need to leave for 24 hours before you can rub down with 600 grit wet and dry and start again. Our compass is an early Ritchie Navigator with a painted brass bezel. (Later models have a plastic bezel; which


40 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Tips & Tricks is much better.) This can also be scraped of its old paint, being very careful not to scratch the glass. After carefully masking with “ne line masking tape the brass bezel is “rst primed and then painted, in the same manner as the pedestal, to the color of your choice … we chose black. Finally, any wood trims and “xtures surrounding the pedestal should be stripped of their old varnish by scraping and then sanding using progressively “ner sandpaper. We like to use 180 grit orbital disks then increasing to 240 grit sandpaper by hand. The wood in our case is teak and is wiped down with a damp rag to remove dust and then wiped with acetone to remove any residue or traces of oil inherent in teak. There are different varnishes out there to suit your needs and again you get what you pay for. We chose to use a professional yacht varnish as this tends to give a better gloss “nish. Use a 1 inch good quality foam brush. The “rst coat of varnish should be thinned down by 50% with thinners. A second coat can be added the same day. Reduce the amount of thinners with each coat until you are only adding a tiny amount for the “nal coats, just to help the varnish brush on more easily. Brush strokes should be long and continuous in the direction of the wood grain, always keeping a wet edge. Between applications, each coat should be gently rubbed down with 280 grit sandpaper. The varnishing is the most time consuming part of the refurbishment. Once varnishing is completed everything can go back together and you now have a newly refurbished unit. As with all paints and varnishes manufacturers instructions should be carefully read and followed, as products vary. Rosie and her husband Sim Hoggarth, both from the UK, have cruised the Caribbean and North America for the last seven years on Alianna their Corbin39. 3 3: Spraying the pedestal … The area you are working in needs to be protected when you are spray painting which includes masking or removing the steering wheel; 4: Priming the compass … The old brass bezel on our compass is carefully scraped and then primed and painted; 5: Painted compass bezel … Our Ritchie Navigator gets a facelift; 6: Varnish the pedestal table … Varnishing requires long continuous stokes keeping a wet edge; 7: Refurbished table … Our newly refurbished steering pedestal4 7 6 5


42 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 History & Environment PIRATES AND PRIVATEERS YACHTSMEN AND WASTEBY SEAN PATONHistory tells us that seafarers from far-off shores have always left their mark on the lands they visit and the islands of the Caribbean are no exception. With the arrival of Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, Admiral Lord Nelson and others, the face of the Caribbean would change for ever. Some of those changes can still be seen and heard today: like the sweet twang of an English West Country accent when you tie up in Barbados. The green eyes of some of the native people of Montserrat; shout the name Sean and heads will turn as the long line of Irish blood stands before you. These days we look back with nostalgia as the stories of pirates and privateers are recalled as history, folk law and legend. The islands named by pirates often reveal the bloody truth, like Dead Mans Chest an island in the Virgins that legend has it got its name from the ill-fated crew who were left there to die as punishment for being lazy, drunk and dipping into the booty of their shipmates. Tales like these make up the grim but colorful history of our beautiful islands. But it wasnt all bad. From places like Jamaica came sugarcane and rum, a product that was almost a currency in the Caribbean for many years. Today rum still represents a fair chunk of certain island economies. The Caribbean was rich and everyone, from kings and queens to the lowly deckhand, wanted their share. The greed for the gold of the Americas and the fruits of the Caribbean would start wars and turn pirates into privateers and in some cases privateers into Governors, their royal warrant often short-lived if the recipient proved too successful or popular. All was fought in the name of king and country and this Lighthouse and pollution … The Wilmstoren Lighthouse, BonairePHOTO BY HENDRIK WUYTS … SCUBA VISION FILMS, BONAIRE


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 43was depicted by the ensigns that ”uttered from the stern of the ships, and the ”ags that ”ew over the various islands. It would be remiss to suggest that these times brought only bloodshed and misery. One of the most surprising things to come from piracy was its contribution to democracy. It is true that each ship had a captain. What is not so well known is that the captain was elected by the crew. Once in command he may be the captain but he could also be voted out again. The strong bond and camaraderie of the men on these ships often extended past their time at sea. As they left the ships for their chosen safe haven ashore, rum shops were opened, wives were taken and in no time the retired sailor was as much a part of the islands culture and history as the poor slaves and the crown that ruled them. All of this and more is what stands behind the open arms and smiling faces that welcome todays yachtsmen to these beautiful Caribbean shores. The same ”ag that ”ew over cannons and cutlasses now stands proudly over modernday yachts, making seafarers diplomats of their country. What has changed are the challenges faced by the islands of the Caribbean. The wealth brought by yachting comes at a price. The good news is that modern yachtsmen need not carry a sword in order to help; just a little forethought will do the trick. Its not what we bring to the islands so much as what we leave behind. Many of the larger islands have facilities to deal with most types of waste, but a lot of the smaller islands do not. We can all help and its fairly easy. When you come into port, make a few enquiries. For instance: Do they recycle? Can they deal with discarded batteries? If you need to discharge a septic tank or oily bilge, is the islands waste water facility able to handle salt water? In a future article we will look at what waste the islands can and can not take. Until then be an ambassador. Please reuse and recycle! Environmentalist, yachtsman and journalist Sean Paton lives in Bonaire where he hosts the popular radio show Mad Dog in the Morning on Mega Hit FM. Email: info@biceps bonaire.org or visit: http://www.bicepsbonaire.org


44 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Our Natural World Seahorses, with the head of a horse, a pouch like a kangaroo, a tail like a monkey and males that give birth, have long captured the imagination of people. The generic name for seahorses … Hippocampus … literally means sea monster.Distinguishing Characteristics There are several distinct families in the suborder Syngnathoidai to which seahorses belong. This suborder includes sea moths, pipe“shes, trumpet“shes, cornet“shes and snipe“shes. These creatures have unique characteristics that distinguish them from all other “shes. Physical features include external armor in the form of bony plates, tufted gills, and an elongated snout. This upright “sh swims by means of a dorsal “n that is translucent and often nearly invisible. Caribbean SpeciesSome 32 distinct species of seahorses are found around the world. They live in both warm, tropical seas and chilly waters. The animals favor grass beds, kelp forests, mangroves and corals. Seahorses are slow swimmers. They have a prehensile tail (adapted for seizing or holding, especially by wrapping around an object), that they use to grasp onto sea grasses. The smallest member of the seahorse family, the Dwarf Seahorse ( Hippocampus zosterae ) is found in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida, west to Texas, as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Bahamas. The species is beige, yellow, green, or black with white markings that mimic splashes of paint. It is found in shallow grass ”ats, as well as among ”oating vegetation. The Lined Seahorse ( Hippocampus erectus ) is found in the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Atlantic. The species varies in color from orange or brown to yellow, red or black. White lines are found on the head and neck. Lined seahorses live in shallow water. The Longsnout Seahorse ( Hippocampus reidi ) also lives in the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Atlantic. It is often covered with brown spots and tiny white dots, especially on the tail. The Longsnout Seahorse has a long, thick snout.THE MAGICAL CARIBBEAN SEAHORSE HIPPOCAMPUSBY JOE ZENTNER Seahorse … Hippocampus Dwarf Seahorse … Hippocampus zosterae




46 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Our Natural World Seahorse Facts Seahorses must eat almost constantly in order not to starve. They use their snouts to suck in food„small shrimp, plankton, and “sh larvae„whatever will pass through the tiny mouth. Seahorses often change color. They do so to hide from predators, to show aggression, and to engage in courtship rituals. Each eye can rotate independently from the other; consequently, one eye can look in one direction while the other is scouting out a completely different area.Male Pregnancy Perhaps the most unusual feature of the seahorse is that the male gives birth. The male seahorses pregnancy begins with a greeting ritual dance that is initiated by the female. Their elegant courtship includes the pair changing color, entwining around one another, and promenading together. Eventually, the female points her snout up and starts rising in the water. The male then begins to force water in and out of his abdominal brood pouch. They connect as the female positions her egg duct over the opening of the males pouch. Locked together, the female transfers strings of eggs into the pouch, where they are fertilized. Depending on the species and the water temperature, pregnancy lasts from two to six weeks, and the male will give birth to up to 1500 tiny seahorses. Could we lose these incredible animals? Although seahorses are found worldwide and throughout the Caribbean, there is growing concern over declining populations. Their natural habitats are typically areas that are often heavily exploited by man. Human population explosion, global warming and destructive “shing methods are destroying many of these areas. Compounding the problem is the use of seahorses in Oriental medicine, where the dried bodies of these creatures are believed by some people to be useful for treating such ailments as intestinal disorders and pain. Millions of seahorses are harvested every year for these purposes.Project Seahorse Project Seahorse is an international effort aimed at educating people about these animals. The Project is working to expand knowledge about the proper care of seahorses in the aquarium industry, as well as managing seahorse “sheries. International protective legislation can help save the seahorse from extinction. Aquafarming can help solve the global problem of over“shing for food and the consequent habitat destruction. Although the aquarium trade represents only a fraction of all seahorse harvesting, the marine hobbyist can help alleviate the pressure on wild populations by choosing a farm-raised seahorse for a home aquarium. The seahorse is a marvel of the animal kingdom. Observing this animal go about its daily routine awakens a sense of mystery in persons who appreciate the wonders of nature, yet at the same time generates an inner sense of contentment. Seahorses are unmatched in style and beauty. Enjoy, but please be mindful of the fragility of nature. For more information, visit: http://seahorse.“sheries.ubc.ca A native of Topeka, Kansas, and a freelance writer, Joe Zentner attended the Universities of Wisconsin, Missouri and California. He summers in the Caribbean. Lined Seahorse … Hippocampus erectus Longsnout Seahorse … Hippocampus reidi




48 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 NAUTICAL HOLIDAY EVENTS LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW ... ELSEWHEREBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER There might not be snow and sleigh rides but there are plenty of holiday festivities for cruisers to enjoy throughout the Caribbean. These joyous events span north to south from Florida to Trinidad and east to west from St. Lucia to Guatemala. Here is a sampling: Fort Lauderdale, Florida … Over 100 yachts take part in the Winterfest Boat Parade, an event that attracts over one million spectators as well as TV cameras. This years 40th anniversary theme is Rockin Boats and Holiday Floats. The parade sets sail December 10th starting at 6:30pm from downtown Fort Lauderdale. To commemorate Ft. Lauderdales 100th birthday, Winterfest is adding a new category and calling on vintage boats to enter. Another highlight for 2011 will be limited edition poster artwork by marine life artist Guy Harvey. This will be available for sale as commemorative prints and T-Shirts. www.winterfestparade.com San Juan, Puerto Rico … San Juan Bay will be the grand stage for Club Nautico de San Juans San Juan Christmas Boat Parade. Now in its 3rd year, nearly 30 merrily lit and decorated yachts took part in 2010 … including a 100ft sailing yacht visiting from Australia … and even more are expected this year. Spectators can watch the parade, which takes place on December 10th from 6pm to 8pm from the Paseo de la Princesa in San Juan, along the Canal de San Antonio in Puerta de Tierra, the cruise ship docks and the boardwalk in Catano,Ž says commodore, Gustavo Hermida. Visiting boats are welcome to join. www.nauticodesanjuan.com Christiansted, St. Croix … Over 25 vessels, everything from 65-plus-footers to dinghies, sail and power boats, will deck their bows with lights and colourful decorations and sail east to west two or three times around Protestant Cay in Christiansted Harbor starting at 6pm. The Christiansted Boardwalk is the best viewing point for the December 10th St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade. Activities on the Boardwalk will include Christmas carolling, dance groups, choirs, a cantata from Southgate Baptist Church and many others, all starting around noon,Ž says organizer, Martin Oliver. The evening concludes with a grand “reworks display. For information, call: (340) 773-1453. North Sound, Virgin Gorda, BVI … Join the 11th Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, starting at 5:45pm on December 24th at the head of the Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) channel. Santa and his merry elves on the steel drums will be aboard Ponce de Leon leading the parade,Ž says John Glynn, the BEYCs vice president of North American Sales. Great prizes will be awarded ashore afterwards at the Christmas Eve Celebration for well-lit and creatively-decorated boats. This year we are adding an anchored yacht category for large Fort Lauderdale Boat ParadePHOTO COURTESY OF WINTERFESTPARADE.COMChristmas at the ARC VillagePHOTO COURTESY OF RGY MARINAS, ST. LUCIA


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50 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Nautical Holiday Events yachts,Ž Glynn adds. Sail, power, crewed charter boats, plus private boats all welcome. www.beyc.com Nelsons Dockyard, Antigua … There are three nautically wonderful ways to enjoy the Christmas and New Years holidays on Antigua, notes John Duffy, past president of the Antigua & Barbuda Marine Association and president of the Caribbean Marine Association. On Christmas Day there is a champagne party in Nelsons Dockyard and not to be missed. The Antigua Yacht Clubs annual Nelsons Pursuit Race takes place on New Years Eve and up to 40 yachts take part. Also on New Years Eve is a “reworks party in Nelsons Dockyard conducted by the National Parks.Ž www.abma.ag IGY Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia … Activities and festivities dial up a notch with the combination of the holidays and arrival of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). The ARC Village opens from Noon to 6pm from December 9th to 16th. Chef demonstrations, sporting events for kids, live music and beach and costume parties are some of the fun. In addition, says Portia Mogal, the marinas marketing, sales and event coordinator, The Christmas Flotilla takes place on December 23rd. Participants can dress up themselves, dress up their vessels and join in to go round and round in the outer bay singing carols.Ž www.igy-rodneybay.com Admiralty Bay, Bequia … A great 10 to15-minute “reworks display on the stroke of midnight at the head of the harbor attracts over 200 yachts to Bequia on New Years Eve. All of the restaurants in and around the harbour in Admiralty Bay offer special New Years Eve menus and entertainment. Most if not all have excellent views of the “reworks display and all plan their own party at midnight,Ž says Nicola Redway, secretary of the Bequia Sailing Club. Its probably by far the best, most celebratory, fun, and anticipated New Years Eve around and it makes for a really special night.Ž www.bequiatourism.com Chaguaramas, Trinidad … Celebrate New Years at the SSCA (Seven Seas Cruising Association) Trinidad Gam. Organized by SSCA members and the Trinidad SSCA Cruising Station, this is a special potluck and meeting for SSCA Members and their cruising friends that starts at noon on January 1st 2012 at the Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Association. We expect 60 to 100 sailors to not only taste and share special foods, but also to boast about their special and favourite adventures while sailing the oceans and, of course, to share their experience about various destinations,Ž says Jesse James, Trinidad SSCA Cruising Station host. There will be door prizes and a Guest Speaker. www.membersonlymaxitaxi.com Rio Dulce, Guatemala … Cruisers who dock at the Monkey Bay Marina for Christmas end up enjoying a truly giving holiday, says Heather Graham, director of communications and fund development for Casa Guatemala orphanage. Our cruiser community plays a huge part in the festivities every year, holding a toy drive, helping with the Christmas dinner and even donating their time to play Santa,Ž says Graham. We dont have a Santa yet for this year, so any interested cruisers (preferably with their own big white beard, and belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly) are welcome to apply for the job!Ž www.casa-guatemala.org Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Cruisers help children celebrate Christmas at the Casa Guatemala Orphanage, Rio Dulce, Guatamala Santa is the star of the show as he leads the annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in North Sound, Virgin GordaPHOTO COURTESY OF JOE COLON


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DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 53 Puerto Rico The sport of offshore powerboat racing has made a dynamic comeback on the island of Puerto Rico. Witness the thousands of spectators who travel to all corners of the island to watch the fastest powerboats battle it out in circuit events that for 2012 will take place in March, June, September and December. Offshore powerboat racing started in Puerto Rico back in the late 80s and continued to be very active until the mid-90s,Ž explains Angel Duran, marketing and public relations director for the Puerto Rico Offshore Series (PROS) Inc., a non-pro“t organization dedicated to organizing safe offshore powerboat competitions for the enjoyment of participants and spectators alike. Some of the racers in those days achieved international recognition. Puerto Rico even hosted a leg of the United States elite Offshore Super Series Circuit in San Juan Bay in 2006.Ž Rivalries caused the sport to become dormant for several years until a group of former racers and newcomers to the POWERFUL BOATS IN PUERTO RICO FANFARE AS OFFSHORE RACING RETURNSBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER sport formed PROS in 2009. Today, offshore powerboat racing is a family and friend affair in Puerto Rico. The boats are privately owned and are usually sponsored by the owners business,Ž says Duran. They are raced by family members, usually father and son, relatives or a friend that helps with some of the expenses. Most are used boats; some of them were racing back in the 90s but later abandoned and have been rescued from garages, farms and other places and have been re-constructed by the present owners and racers.Ž These sleek “breglass-built offshore race boats are classi“ed based on the maximum miles per hour (mph) they can attain. For example, the six recognized classes range from the swiftest Modi“ed Max Class with top speeds of 150mph to the Pleasure Sport Entry Level with speeds up to 60mph. We have created a new category for the Centre Console, based on the many petitions from interested people,Ž says Duran. This category reaches speeds of 50 to 75mph. PHOTO COURTESY OF CARLOS LEE/MAJEDAROS.COM


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DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 55 Puerto Rico Each of the four annual offshore race events consists of the race day, usually a Sunday, and a series of activities starting the Friday before. For example, the boats depart San Juan caravan-style with a police escort en route to the venue on the Friday where they are put on exhibition and open for the public to see in the afternoon. Then on Saturday, the public exhibition continues until early afternoon when the boats depart amid much fanfare and along a pre-determined route to the launch marina or boat ramps. Finally, on Sunday, the drivers meet in the morning and racing starts at 1pm. Racing lasts about an hour depending on the location, sea conditions and number of laps. In Fajardo and Ponce the circuit is two miles long with “ve to seven laps plus a recognition lap. In Mayaguez, the circuit is shorter: only one mile, but with up to ten laps. The adrenaline and emotion of the spectacular boat jumps, together with the roaring sound of the engines, provides great fun for sporting enthusiasts,Ž says Duran. The race weekend ends with an Awards Ceremony. We would love to have offshore powerboat racers from other Caribbean islands come and compete,Ž invites Duran. The factor that has prevented us from inviting them so far is the lack of sponsors, as usually the inviting country has to cover some expenses for the visitors. At this moment our “nances prevent us; nevertheless, if they wish to come and compete at their own expense, they would be most welcome.Ž The next PROS race will take place in Mayaguez, December 2-4 2011. For more information, Email: proffshoreserie@ hotmail.com or visit: www.prospuertorico.webs.com. The organization also has a Facebook page. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. PUERTO RICO OFFSHORE SERIES 2012 CALENDARFAJARDO: March 16th … 17th and 18th* MAYAGUEZ BAY: June 22th … 23rd and 24th* PONCE OR AGUADILLA: September 14th … 15th and 16th* SAN JUAN BAY OR CATAO: December 7th … 8th and 9th* *Actual Race Day; the other two event dates are for Caravans and Exhibitions.


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DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 57 Puerto Rico Raul Rios and Marco Teixidor won the 2011 Snipe North American Championships. The annual regatta was hosted out of the Mission Bay Yacht Club, in San Diego, California, September 30th to October 2nd. The two young Puerto Rican sailors bested the 38-boat ”eet representing seven nations by a sevenpoint lead over second and third place “nishers, Augie Diaz and Kathleen Tocke from the USA and the fellow USA team of Doug Hart and Reece Bernet, respectively. It wasnt an easy win. In the last race, we were on the last upwind leg in second behind the USAs Diaz and in front of Brazils Alexandre Tinoco and crew Gabriel Borges, who are the current World Champions, when the wind died, but the waves and chop didnt,Ž explains skipper Raul Rios. It was a struggle to get to the “nish line and to keep the second place score that we needed to win.Ž Rios and Teixidor had competed in an Open and Junior Worlds regatta in the Snipe … a 15ft, two-person, onedesign racing dinghy “rst built in 1931 … prior to the North American Championships. VICTORY FOR PUERTO RICOS RIOS & TEXIDOR YOUNGSTERS WIN 2011 SNIPE NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPSBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER We werent happy with our results at those two regattas, so we changed our practices to work on speci“c areas where we needed to improve,Ž Rios says. The duo also adopted a new con“dent attitude that was the success behind their win. The month before the regatta I took the motto We Believe, something that my high school class is all about,Ž says Rios, who is a 12th grader at the Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola in San Juan. We believe in what we want and have worked for.Ž On the heels of their win, Rios and Teixidor ”ew to Guadalajara, Mexico, to compete in the Pan American Games. Then they headed to Perth, Australia, where in December they hope to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in the 470 Class. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. PHOTO COURTESY OF MERCEDES DE CHOUDENSPuerto Ricos Raul Rios (left) and crew Marco Teixicor, winners of the Snipe North American Championships




DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 59 United States Virgin Islands Seas surrounding the Virgin Islands are one of the territorys greatest recreational assets. Millions of visitors arrive each year to swim, scuba dive and sail. Now, through the Marine Vocational Program or MVP, a program run under the V.I. Council of the Boy Scouts of America, young islanders have the opportunity to experience these water sports and earn certi“cations so that they can turn this seaworthy asset into a future career provider. The MVP was launched back in December 2007 by Jimmy Loveland, director of the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT) or nicknamed the Boy Scout Tournament for the events chief bene“ciary. Out of the ABMTs 36 year commitment to help fund the youth programs offered by the Boy Scouts, came the tournament committees desire to create additional learning programs that would provide career opportunities in the Virgin Islands marine industry,Ž says Loveland. Because of our strong ties to this industry, the committee decided it would be best to operate a Marine Vocational Program (MVP) under the Boy Scouts.ŽMARINE VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN THE USVI SCUBA DIVING, SWIMMING AND SAILINGBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Scuba diving instruction was “rst offered and run by St. Thomas Diving Club owner, Andre Webber. We had a meeting with the parents and kids and had them sign a learning agreement that focused on attendance, arriving on time and completing the homework. In other words, reinforcing responsibility,Ž says Webber. We told them if they could do these things, we would assure they would succeed.Ž On the water with the Marine Vocational Program sailing certification classPHOTOS COURTESY OF JIMMY LOVELANDInstructor Paul Stoeken


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DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 61 Succeed they did. Thirty-“ve 13 to 24-year-old Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts to date have completed the six-week PADI Open Water Diver certi“cation course. Two-thirds of these scouts have gone on to take the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, one-third have become Rescue Divers and six are now working on their Divemaster certi“cation. One scout who completed his Rescue Diver training was hired last summer to work as a diver at the Coral World Ocean Park. In January, a program to teach Cub Scouts how to swim started in partnership with the St. Thomas Swimming Association. Sailing is the most recent spoke in the wheel, as Loveland calls all the water sports that make-up the MVP. This is taught by Paul Stoeken, an Olympic windsurfer, owner of Island Sol at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, and U.S. Sailing Association instructor/trainer. We started the Scouts off with the U.S. Sailing Associations Level 1 Small Boat Certi“cation Course aboard Hobie Waves,Ž says Stoeken. I was originally going to teach them in an IC-24, but they liked the Waves best because these boats are faster, wetter and they could sail them by themselves.Ž The ten-hour course spanned four days and taught the “ve Scouts who participated wind theory, rigging, de-rigging, launching, self-rescue, capsize recovery, basic seamanship, knot tying, points of sail, steering, sail trim, tacking, jibing, and pretty much everything they needed to be able to control a small sailboat safely on their own. I really liked the experience of being able to control your own boat,Ž says Scout Tyriq Isles. I always wanted to learn to sail and I certainly learned a lot. We had all different types of wind to practice tacks, gybes and all sorts of different skills. Sailing is something Id like to continue.Ž Stoeken says, From here, Scouts that show a continued interest and the skills required will be able to enrol in our U.S. Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor Course, which will open up opportunities to work as sailing instructors at the many watersports centers in the Virgin Islands. From there, we will have them log hours on the water to work toward getting their USCG Captains License, which would open up even more opportunities for employment in the marine industry.Ž Funding for the MVP has come from the pro“ts of offshore sports “shing tournaments and from private donations. Future plans call for hiring a Director who will write grants and develop curriculum and the establishment of an endowment fund that will sustain the program long term. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. United States Virgin Islands


62 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 INTERLINE REGATTA MAKING WAVES IN ITS 30TH YEARSTORY AND PHOTOS BY TODD VANSICKLE The Moorings Interline Regatta celebrated its 30th anniversary on October 11th … 20th and lived up to its reputation of being a competitive sailing event and the life and soul of the party in the BVI. The regatta comprises of airline employees from 21 different companies from around the world. More than 30 boats took part in the racing, while another 20 support boats followed the action and joined in the parties. The races are staged around the islands and “nish near popular nightspots, which provide for good party venues. With theme parties like Anything But Clothes and Shiver Me Timbers Pirate and Wenches, it is no surprise that the event attracts both non-sailors and residents. In terms of people, we booked over 300,Ž said Tanya Whistler, commercial director with Moorings parent company TUI Marine. Not sure what additional people came and chartered from other companies to join the party.Ž The BVI host numerous regattas throughout the year, with the BVI Spring Regatta being the biggest and most popular. It, too, has nightly entertainment, but is considered family friendly. In comparison, if the Interline Regatta party scene British Virgin Islands RESULTS CLASS A (41.3)1. Renita Ann Claus Baerentsen 2. Ruby Dawn Jari Soukka 3. Jupiter Burkhard JustusCLASS B (43.3)1. Wild Irish Rose Soren Blume 2. After Life Christer Weyde 3. Princess Ivoire Kristian HeinilaCLASS C (50.5)1. Gemini (Championship Boat) Oivinn Brudevoll 2. Bella Christine Aarne Helminen 3. Tiger Paws Hugh Carmichael


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 63 was given a movie rating it would be rated R for brief nudity. On Friday evening after the “rst day of racing, The Jolly Roger Bar and Restaurant was so busy that three bartenders had a hard time keeping up with the demand. People were literally hanging from the rafters as others dressed in pirate costumes continued to ”ood the bar. Local businesses welcome the regatta with open arms after a stagnant slow season, with some businesses reopening just for the regatta after being closed for more than a month. There are hundreds of people that The Moorings bring for a week during a time that is traditionally dead,Ž said Race Of“cer Bob Phillips. Although the parties outnumber the races (eight parties to “ve races) the sailing is very competitive and the racecourses are challenging, he adds. Some races took about four hours to complete, not necessarily because the sailors didnt know what they were doing, but because the courses were long and tricky, like sailing the north shore of Tortola and racing around Virgin Gorda. Racing was divided into three different classes of Moorings boats „ 41.3; 43.3 and 50.5. In Class C, Oivinn Brudevoll of Norway skippered Gemini to victory with three “rst places and two second-place “nishes. His performance was good enough to win the Championship Boat award. After the “rst day of racing, his voice had deteriorated, but not from yelling at his crew. It has been too much partying,Ž Mr. Brudevoll said. I hadnt eaten anything, so between the two races, I had one piece of bread but I threw it up just before the second race. We then had to go fast, so we could go in early.Ž Brudevoll has been coming to the regatta for the past 12 years. He says he loves the event because of its location. There is a really nice atmosphere here and I have made a lot of nice friends,Ž he said. He also joked that he keeps coming back because of all the women who participate in the event. In fact, for the “rst time, three all-female crews competed in the regatta. And its not uncommon to “nd at least one female on almost every boat. Phillips has been the race of“cer since 1996 and has seen the event grow, while maintaining a loyal following. He said some sailors have been competing in the regatta for the past 28 years. This [regatta] is unique and we are able to do it, because the competitors are living on their boats,Ž Mr. Phillips said. Its a lot of fun for them. They get to travel and take their home with them. This group is well known for having a great time. Its amazing we can get them up in the morning to go racing.Ž Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands.




DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 65BOATRIDING SANTA SPREADS CHEER IN THE BVI HOHOHO ...BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER You might not expect to see a red-suited, greybearded, bell-ringing Santa when youre sitting in sunny 80 degree weather on the beach or at anchor in the Caribbean. Yet, this is just what cruisers and locals alike can enjoy at Christmastime at the Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC), in North Sound, Virgin Gorda. Bernard Bernie Charles, who is captain of the BEYCs 80-passenger doubledecker power catamaran, Corinthian dons his jolly garb and spreads cheer on land and sea for the nautical resorts Christmas Eve boat parade and once again on Christmas Day. Charles, aka Santa Bernie, was born on Dominica. He fell in love with Christmas as a young boy when he and his friends would travel throughout this Windward Island singing carols. Charles also grew up avidly enjoying all water sports from “shing to sailing. He moved to the British Virgin Islands in the1980s. It was here that the BVIs renowned Captain Poncho showed Charles how to read the sea and drive boats. Shortly after he started work at the BEYC. Today, as a captain, he guides excursions to Anegada and the Baths and takes guests on day-long “shing trips for tuna, wahoo and mahi-mahi and never fails to come back without a catch. But perhaps Charles favourite job is playing Santa at Christmastime. The Santa stint started over a decade ago when the BEYCs general manager at the time asked Charles to dress up as the man in red for the resorts childrens pool party. He was nervous initially and then quickly warmed to his role once he saw the joy on the kids faces in response to his suit, bell and big sack of candy. The manager declared Charles was the best Santa he had ever seen and the legend of Santa Bernie was born. Today, its leading the BEYCs annual Christmas Eve lighted boat parade that Charles loves best. He hops aboard the M/V Ponce de Leon where he headlines the parade, ringing his bells and ho-ho-hos around the mooring “eld. Afterwards, there is a pool party with tropical Christmas carolling and its here that Santa Bernie merrily greets the kids of BEYC staff members and resort guest families. I just love to see all the happiness on the faces of the kids,Ž Charles says, It makes me feel like a big kid again.Ž Charles makes his “nal appearance on Christmas morning. He walks around the resort and down the docks spreading cheer. Then he takes to the sea to circle the mooring “eld and whole of the North Sound handing out candy canes to all. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. British Virgin Islands Santa Bernie spreads some Christmas cheer Captain Bernard Bernie Charles


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DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 67 St. Maarten / St. Martin SAINT MAARTEN SAILING SCHOOL BRINGING YOUNGSTERS INTO THE MARINE INDUSTRYBY GARY E. BROWN When Bob Dillon sang The Times they are a Changing he could have been warbling to the Caribbean marine industry, especially the island of Dutch St. Maarten. For years, few, if any, local youngsters looked for a career in the islands marine industry, an industry that plays a huge role in the ”edgling countrys economy. That is about to change, and Garth Steyn, owner of the St. Maarten Sailing School, has joined the ranks of those farsighted individuals who are determined to make it happen. On the island of Antigua, the marine industry draws much of its labor force from within the local community. Antiguans run marine businesses and skipper charter and race boats at international levels. School leavers know the value of a career in the marine industry and that high-paying jobs, for those willing to train, are available. All the meetings Ive sat in with government, they compared St. Maarten to Antigua and Tortola, and they realize now that they are behind in the game,Ž says Steyn. Educating and directing the kids towards a career in the marine industry is more important than ever as St. Maarten introduces changes to the labor laws that make it increasingly dif“cult to bring in marine specialists from abroad. Looking to the future, the St. Maarten Sailing School put together a proposal which they presented to the islands labor department. The different packages range from training quali“ed crew through bareboat and basic keelboat,Ž explained Steyn. We are also doing the Small Commercial Students from Milton Peters College aboard St. Maarten Sailing School Catalina 36 Moondance with Garth Steyn at the wheel and Jose Cannegeiter on foredeck Instructor Rien Korteknie (left) and students aboard the Dufour 1800 Little Po


68 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Vessel (SCV Code) Boat Master quali“cation, a new commercial license that is now required on the island. This Code of Practice also covers the construction of the vessel, its safety equipment, its machinery, stability and the correct operation of the vessel, so that safety standards are maintained. Steyn said he was thrilled by the response of the local youngsters to this new initiative and gave as an example the students of Milton Peters College, 28 of whom, when offered an extra curriculum activity, chose sailing. This is a big step in the right direction. Growing up on Sint Maarten, I have always been fascinated by various marine activities on the island, but like many others I never actually took part,Ž says student Shervin Frederick. This was primarily due to the perception of many locals that the marine sector is predominantly for white and/or rich folks.Ž Frederick, who is currently busy taking his third course at the sailing school, described how the rise of the mega yacht industry on the island sparked his interest and that after years of hesitating, standing on the outside looking in; he “nally took the step and enrolled in a sailing course. Sailing has given me an insight into another world, a world full of possibilities and opportunity for all,Ž he said. Steyn tells of Jose Cannegeiter, a student who, in six weeks, went from never having stepped on a sailboat to being able to coach newer students in all facets of sailing and boat handling. That for me,Ž says Steyn, is a great sense of achievement.Ž The St. Maarten Sailing School operates two boats, Little Po an engineless Dufour 1800 and Moondance a Catalina 36. Students receive a thorough schooling in the basics of boat-handling on the Dufour before moving on to the larger, more complex, Catalina 36. Plans to introduce a larger boat are now in progress. Local authorities are increasingly aware of the impact the marine industry has on St. Maarten and are beginning to see that there is much more to it than just mega yachts and marinas. We need skilled carpenters, painters, deckhands, administrators, dinghy drivers, technicians, and all this is part of the marine industry,Ž says Steyn. The school would like to offer training in watersports such as kayaking and swimming, and have approached a company of local shipwrights about courses in boat repair, he adds. For information or to learn about courses offered at the St. Maarten Sailing School, visit: www.stmaartensailing school.com Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea He is a presenter on Island 92, 91.9 FM, St. Maarten, and the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High For information, visit: garyebrown.net St. Maarten / St. Martin


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DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 71The economic recession certainly had an impact on the entry list for the 2011 Caribbean Surfski Tour that began October 16th with the normally 40 or so regional and international paddlers whittled down to 18 for the 7th Soualiga Challenge in St. Maarten. This was the “rst leg of a two-part series that included the Karukera Challenge in Guadeloupe on October 30th. But if numbers were disappointing, paddling conditions were excellent and most competitors found themselves able to pull onto the inviting swells for the 25K open-ocean paddle from the port of Gustavia in St. Barths to Captain Oliverss Marina in Oyster Pond, St. Maarten. With an absence of other big names, Guadeloupes Franck Fi“ls was odds on favourite and he duly won the “rst leg with relative ease to add a third Soualiga Challenge victory to his rsum. Franck won in 2005, again in 2006, and powered into the “nish at Captain Olivers Marina in a time of 2:02:00, a minute or so over his 2010 time and well short of his best 2006 St. Maarten / St. MartinSOUALIGA CHALLENGE FRANCK FIFILS SAVOURS THIRD VICTORYBY ROBERT LUCKOCK time of 1:54:18. The record time for the distance is 1:54:06 set by South Africas Barry Lewin in 2007. Second placed Olivier Tanton from Guadeloupe, six minutes adrift, crossed the “nish line second in 2:08:03 while St. Maartens Stuart Knaggs led the local paddlers to “nish third in 2:12:45. David Baptise from Guadeloupe was fourth, Jolyon Ferron “fth, and Juan Pablo Piscione sixth. Franck Fifils hugs the coastline of St. Barths on his way to victory in the 7th Soualiga Surfski ChallengePHOTOS COURTESY OF NATALY DANNENBERGPaddlers competing in the Soualiga Surfski Challenge await the start in Gustavia harbour, St. Barths


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DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 73 St. Maarten / St. Martin SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA Direct USA #: (347) 634 3037 Tel: (758) 459 5457 Cell: (758) 484 0708 Of“ce Cell: (758) 714 8217 Magic Jack: 951 582 6147 Magic Jack: 321 220 8961 VHF channel 16 Email: saltibusb@slucia.com ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES Direct USA #: (703) 738-6461 St. Vincent : (784) 456-4338 Bequia : (784) 458-3686 Union Island : (784) 456-4338 Canouan : (784) 456-4338 Mustique : (784) 456-4338 sam-taxi-tours@vincysurf.com GRENADA Direct USA #: 347 721 9271 Phone: (473) 444-5313 Mobile: (473) 407-0522 Fax: (473) 444-4460 VHF channel 68 Email: safari@spiceisle.com Have Some ON 7 ISLANDSGet It Done & Get Fun!SERVICES INCLUDE: We had good swells to surf down and conditions were really perfect,Ž said Fi“ls who “nished fourth overall on the Caribbean tour last year, and 20th out of 310 paddlers in the 2010 Durban Ocean Kayaking World Cup. Fi“ls and Olivier Tanton were both in hot contention for the 250 euro hot spot prize for “rst paddler to reach the end of St. Barths. I started very fast with Franck but the exertion took it out of me for about half an hour,Ž Tanton recalled. After Ile Fourche I recovered and the rest of the race went well.Ž The hot spot prize went to Franck Fi“ls while St. Maartens 16-year-old Jolyon Ferron won the local hotspot of an air ticket to Guadeloupe. Organiser and competitor Stuart Knaggs described the conditions as romping.Ž It was de“nitely one of the nicest races Ive done and with one of my best times for a long distance,Ž he said, adding that he caught some good runs between Flat Rock and Oyster Pond after a typically slow start. It was quite different from two years ago when waves were swamping over you. That was just a hard slog but anyone doing the race today would de“nitely want to do it again,Ž he added. Fifth placed Jolyon Ferron improved on his ninth place in 2010 but was unlucky to get weed wrapped around his skeg during the last stretch into the “nish during a duel with David Baptiste who “nished “rst Junior. I was faced with a decision to capsize and get the weed off or stay in the boat. I made the wrong decision and stayed on board,Ž lamented Ferron. Too bad, but overall I was faster this year and conditions were better.Ž Prizes for the winners came in the form of pottery mugs sponsored by Cecile Petreluzzi and LEsplanade Hotel, and medals. EDF sponsored the $1,000 in cash prizes. The only female paddler in the race, Ellie den Hartog, “nished “fteenth. She won a $120 gift certi“cate from Zdenka West Indies Jewellery. Previous winners of the Soualiga Challenge have included world champion Dawid Mocke from South Africa, French champion Benoit Le Roux, and the 2010 winner from Portugal, Henrique Silva. The overall winner of the 2011 Caribbean Surfski Tour stands to win 3,000 euros. Robert Luckock is a British journalist and freelance writer residing in St. Maarten since 1984. He is currently The Daily Heralds correspondent for French St. Martin and was one of All at Seas very “rst contributors.


74 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Aruba ARUBAS BIG HAUL MARINE INDUSTRY UPDATE Arubas marine expansion carries on apace thanks to Varadero Marina who recently hauled its “rst boat using a hydraulic Roodberg slipway trailer. In a press release the marina said the “rst boat hauled was a 30-ton catamaran, and the new trailer, which has a capacity of 60.000kg with a LOA limit of 80ft and a BOA limit of 32ft, managed the vessel with ease. Aruba continues to upgrade and develop its marine industry and the island could prove a haven for yachts in the Southern Caribbean, especially yachts heading west at the beginning of the long voyage to Panama and the Pacific. Building a name in the Caribbean, especially with rapidly expanding marinas and boatyards in the area, will take time,Ž says Varaderos Eric Mansur. Our geographical location does offer the last stop before heading to Colombia and the Panama Canal. We will attract boats from Venezuela and other islands as we have available capacity during high season.Ž The release notes that while the new trailer can haul out any type of boat, it is particularly attractive for catamarans, as it is a risk-free method that does not compress the hulls, as other boatlifts do when using slings. Every Roodberg trailer can hydraulically adapt to beam, height and length of every craft, it handles small RIB craft with the same ease, without wasting maneuvering and storing space. The yard at Veradero Marine also has a second trailer with a capacity up to 25.000kg and a travel lift with a 45.000kg limit. Varadero is Arubas “rst modern boat yard, and offers a large amount of space for boat storage, which is developing into a full-service solution for yachts. The yard has a capacity for 70 wet slips and a dry storage capacity for 160 boats. They will also be adding a fuel dock by the end of the year and a Budget Marine Chandlery is moving into the yard in 2012. We will require skilled labor to make the boatyard a multi-service facility,Ž says Mansur. Varadero and Budget Marine Aruba will team up to offer these services and products to the boat yard customer.Ž PHOTO COURTESY OF VARADERO MARINA




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DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 87 Brokerage 65 Viking Motor Yacht, 1989 > deck layout, huge master suite. GM 8RDs, fully equipped, dual helms ZA50,000 44 Luders-Annapolis Naval Yawl 1967 Vintage yacht, refit in D00?-0R Huge cockpit, perfect for day charter Z?5,000 40 Beneteau 405, 1994 >YD layout, new ]anmar 05 New rigging ` sails 08-10, offers Z?5,000 32 Catalina 320 Sloop, 1996 Perfect starter boat for the islands Major upgrades in D008 ZAR,000 52 Tayana Aft Cockpit Cutter, 1990 \wners layout, famous Perry design. Equipped for passage ` extended cruising ZDDA,000 46 Jefferson Marlago Motor Yacht, 2000 >Y> layout, galley up, covered aft deck Flybridge, twin cats ` genset, offers Z165,000 34 Mainship Rum Runner Classic, 2006 Twin ]anmars wYless than 500 hrs. \ne owner, fully equipped, excellent shape Z155,000 30 Mainship Pilot, 2000 ]anmar, full cabin, custom top. Ideal for diving, fishing, island hopping Z?R,000 SAIL ?D 1RR0 Custom … Xluminum center cockpit, flush deck cutter .......................Z6RR,000 56 1R?D Trewes [ongert … Steel ketch, partially refit, requires completion ......Z150,000 55 1R8A Baltic … High performance cruiser, semi-custom interior, offers .........ZDRR,000 AR D00> Bavaria … \wners layout, private never chartered, low usage ........ZD>0,000 A8 1R6? Cheoy Lee Clipper … Classic ketch, major upgrades D010 ................Z110,000 A8 1R?0 Hughes … Classic S`S yawl, solid F_P hull, requires refitting ............ZAR,000 A5 1R?8 Endurance … CC Pilothouse Ketch, ferro cement hull, beautiful ........Z1D5,000 AD D001 Cabo _ico … Beautiful high quality cutter ready to sail away .............Z>DR,000 AD 1R8R Endeavour … Center cockpit, two cabin two head, genset, aYc ........Z11R,000 >8 1R?8 Van de Stadt … Steel passage maker, new sails, 05 engine ` more ...Z6R,000 >6 1R8> Frers F> … _acing design built by Hinterholler, carbon fiber mast ......Z1?,500 >> 1R85 Beneteau … 10 meter racer, custom bulb keel, custom rudder ............ZD0,000 >D 1R66 Gulf … Solid fiberglass pilothouse, Perkins, good sails and rig ...........ZD5,000 POWER 55 1R86 Xngel Cockpit Motor ]acht … Cats, dual gens. flybridge ` more ........Z150,000 AD 1R8A Thomas … Passenger boat, C\I for 1A pax, charter biz included .......Z1?5,000 A0 1RRR Tiara … Hardtop Express, twin cats, well maintained, loaded .............ZD00,000 >8 1R6? Camcraft … Xluminum crew boat, completely refit in D00D ...................Z50,000 >? D005 Fountaine Pajot, Maryland Power Cat … \ne owner, excellent shape ....Z>D0,000 >A D00D Mainship Pilot … Single ]anmar, bow thruster, full cabin, clean ..........Z110,000 >0 D001 Pursuit >0?0 … Center console wYT-top, twin ]amaha D50s, head ......ZAR,000 DA D008 Seaway … ^owneast runabout ]amaha cuddy cabin, like new ........Z?8,500 MARITIME YACHT SALESLocated in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI Visit us online at www.maritimeyachtsales.com C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-774-3175 F: 340-774-3509 yachts@viaccess.netMember of The Yacht Brokers Association of America 1988 40 Three cs pilot house for US$140,000.00 1994 45 Vickers 45 US$40,000.00 27 1972 Bianca US$22,000.00 (must sell) MONOHULLS 24 2007 Tes 720 .........................................................................US$55,000 27 1972 Bianca (must sell) .......................................................US$22,000 30 1984 Carter 30 .......................................................................US$29,000 32 1978 Rival MDC .....................................................................US$35,000 34 1978 Steel Sloop (ROB) .......................................................US$30,000 36 1977 Roberts Home Built (located in Barbados) ...............US$40,000 37 1979 CSY ...............................................................................US$65,000 37 1979 Fisher 37..........................................................UK Sterling 50,000 37 2006 Hallberg Rassy ..........................................................US$359,000 37.6 1987 Topaz ............................................................................US$85,000 38 1997 Beneteau ....................................................................US$100,000 38 2005 Van de Staadt Seal ......................................................US$70,000 39 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .........................reduced to US$70,000 40 1981 Divorne Steel ..............................................................US$50,000 42 1983 Panoceanic ...................................................................US$89000 42 1986 Endeavour ....................................................................US$98,000 43 1985 Gitana .........................................................................US$115,000 43 1999 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon ................................................EU247,500 44 1990 Jeanneau Sun Magic ...................................................US$80,000 45 1994 Vickers 45 .....................................................................US$40,000 45 1998 Peterson cutter ......................................................... US$189,999 45 1999 Passport a/c 44 ..........................................................US$365,000 46 1988 Comet 460 ..................................................................US$136,000 46 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ............................US$329,000 48 1981 Viva Nautica ...............................................................US$148,500 48 1985 Amel ..............................................................................US$65,000 50 1991 Celestial Pilothouse ..................................................US$268,000 51 1986 Beneteau ...................................................................US$225,000 51 1989 Beneteau (owners version) .....................................US$145,000 55 1979 Herreshoff Marco Polo .............................................US$170,000 55 1998 Zerft Motor Sailer (must sell!!!) .................................US$40,000 72 1997 Kims Yacht Company Ketch....................................US$280,000 MULTI-HULLS 33 1988 Dean Ocean Comber ..................................................US$110,000 34 1980 Wharram Tangaroa ......................................................US$20,000 40 1999 Woods Catamaran .....................................................US$247,500 46 2006 Tika Sailing Cat............................................................EU138,000 48 1989 Privelege ......................................................................EU250,0001979 37 CSY US$65,000.00 55 1979 Herreshoff Marco Polo US$170,000.00 email: mail@peakeyachts.com T:868 634 4420/4427 (ext 105) 150 TON TRAVELIFT


88 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 O ur highly modi“ed and strengthened 1978 Hughes 38 will complete her second circumnavigation in the Caribbean during December 2011„ and is offered for quick sale at $39,900 Extensive inventory. Offshore ready. Meet us in a dinghy with the cash as we sail by, and your next stop could be Panama. Contact fatty@fattygoodlander.com Wild Card FOR SALE: Viking 55 Convertible 2004Email: viking55forsale@hotmail.com Offers above US$900,000 Brokerage 1999 JEANNEAU 361. Located Cartagena. USZ85,000. Visit www. casalafe.comYtaree.htm FOR SALE. 39 FT GANLEY DESIGN STEEL SAILBOAT FOR SALE. Project for the right person. Below waterline \K condition. Xbove waterline and deck in need of major TLC. Mast and rigging need inspecting. Interior stripped. Perkins A108 diesel not installed and condition unknown. Located Culebra Puerto _ico. Z500.00 or make me an offer. Call Karen ?8? 5>0 1?R> RHODES OFFSHORE/EMPIRE 40, BRETT ASHLEYŽ, Beautiful, award winning, > cabin yawl. Well maintainedYrestored. New main mast, boom and sail. Harken furler with new genoa. Low engine hours. Grenada based. PhotosYfurther info on request. US ZR5 000 contact k8global@yahoo.com TAYANA 42 1980 aft cockpit, fiberglass deck. Sailing Magazines \ne of the Best 10 used boats to sail around the word inŽ. _ecent survey and pictures. Periodic upgrades and diligent maintenance. Z80K US Contact ADtayana@ gmail.com ENDEAVOUR 43 KETCH FOR SALE during D01D in English harbour Xntigua.See yacht site. cedarclose. comYyacht Powerboats PowerboatsPANOCEANIC 43 1983 TED BREWER DESIGNED center cockpit cutter. Fully equipped and ready for live aboard cruising. D00 gal water, D00 gal fuel. D double staterooms, D heads wYshower. Located Windward Islands. ZUS 8R,000 More info see my site atJ www.sailboatforsale.co.uk or contact meJ caribcaptain@yahoo.com HUNTER 44DS 2004 FULL MOONŽ $189,000. [ust listed at Nanny Cay, shes loaded with many OmostQ factory add ons. Never in Charter. Professionally stocked and furnished. [ust bring your clothes and Set Sail! See details at bviyachtsales.com andYor yachtworld.com. [eff on the Full MoonŽ williams.jeffery66@yahoo.com CT 47 CUTTER, KETCH, center cockpit. Very comfortable live aboard ocean cruiser. D00R survey OZR5kQ and photos available. ^iscounted to Z65k for quick sale. Moored in Coral Harbor, St. [ohn, USVI. Contact intrepidrd@ hotmail.com or >A0-6A>-D8RR FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE, 54FT CLASSIC GULFSTAR YAWL 77. Fair Condition. ]acht is too big for me now. ~uick sale required hence reduced price from advertised from Z?R,000 to ZA8,000. \_ Exchange for good condition >8ft to ADft Sloop. Contact captharry@hotmail.co.uk Continued from page 86 Volume 4 2011A Must-Have Guide to North America, Central America & Caribbean Ports for Yachts 100 Feet & Above Volume 5 2012Volume 4 2011 A Must-Have Guide to North America, Central America & Caribbean Ports for Yachts 100 Feet & Above Southeast Alaska Paci“c Northwest Southwest US Mexico Central America Caribbean Bahamas Southeast US MidAtlantic New England Eastern CanadaVolume 5 2012 YACHTESSENTIALS A MUST HAVE port to port guide to North America | Central America | The Caribbean WWW.YACHTESSENTIALS.COM


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92 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CREW? FAMILY AND FRIENDS RUN OUT OF VACATION TIME? Offshore Passage Opportunities is a crew Networking Service that “nds quali“ed crew to sail with you on long passages or seasonal cruising. Crew are free and sometimes contribute to expenses. Simply go to www.sailopo.com for info or e-mail us for your crew needs: offshorepassage@sprintmail.com Since 1993.631-423-4988 CYOA YACHT CHARTERS … USVI based bareboat Charter Company is accepting applications from experienced team players for the following full-time position: FULL TIME: Boat Ma i ntenance … you must be experienced, have your own tools, be knowledgeable about common systems found on sail and power boats up to 50ft in length and be able to operate these vessels as well. References required. All cand i dates must be legal to work i n the US Apply by ema i l to nancy@cyoacharters com Marketplace VACANCY Composite/Painting Technical SupervisorWe are currently accepting applications for the above vacancy to manage the boatyard's Composite/Painting team. The ideal candidate will have: Knowledge & experience with structural/exotic composite projects Experience in working with composites & laminates within a boatyard environment Knowledge & experience with topside preparation & painting (AwlGrip experience a plus) The ability to interact with customers re: selling work Knowledge of present market value of composite & painting jobs (preparation of estimates/quotes) Be able to work to very high standards of “nish & “nesse. Be ”exible to work to production deadlines Be able to work as part of a team Suitable certi“cation Sailing experience Languages a plusGRENADA MARINE MAR I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I N N N N N N N N N N N N E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E We love boats!Apply to info@grenadamarine.com Grenada Marine is the largest boatyard on Grenada www.grenadamarine.com K.Y.M. KENNYS YACHT MAINTENANCE Professional Yacht Finishing 20 Years of Experience__________________SPECIALIZING IN: Interior & Exterior Refinishing, Stripping, Varnishing, AWLBRITE brush painting, AWLGRIP brush painting, Bristol finish, Yacht detailing, ...and more!__________________ St. Thomas, VI 340-998-9086Kennyym@gmail.com


DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 93 Marketplace YoucancountonWEJohnsonandMarineTraveliftforallyourmobilehoist andmarineforkliftneeds.Wellevenhelpyoufindaqualityinspected marina.Wegothrougharigorousfactorydesignedinspectionprocessto helpsafeguardyourvessel. Approved Marine TraveliftsAntigua Hugh Baileys Boat Yard 70 BFM Grand Cayman Island The Barcadere 100 BFM Grenada Grenada Marine 70 BFM TM60 Transporter Grenada Spice Island 70 BFM Puerto Rico Varadero at Palmas 100 BFM II St. Lucia Rodney Bay Marina 75 BFM II St. Maarten Bobbys Marina 75 BFM 150 CII Tortola Nanny Cay Marina 70 BFM Tortola Tortola Yacht Services 70 BFM 75 BFM11 Trinidad Crews Inn 200 BFM Trinidad Industrial Marine Service 70 BFM Trinidad Peake Yacht Services 150 AMOPendingAntigua Jolly Harbour Marina 70 BFM British Virgin Islands … Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour … 70 BFM Puerto Rico Puerto Del Rey, Inc. 35 BFM II 70 BFM 150 AMO Puerto Rico Ponce Yacht Club 70 BFMFor More InformationCall 305-882-7000 or Florida Only 800-226-0211 E-mail jmorejon@wejohnson-”.com Web www.wejohnson-”.com


94 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Marketplace CRUZ BAY (340) 776-6922 CORAL BAY (340) 779-4994A SHORT WALK FROM BOTH DINGHY DOCKS VHF Monitoring All Day High Speed Internet Boat Charter Bookings Phone, Fax Messaging USVI 123 Hulls Yacht Sales .............................84 A&F Sails .....................................................64 Abordage S.A. ...........................................64 Adventure High School .........................86 Aero Tec Laboratories ...........................90 ALEXSEAL ...................................................72 American Yacht Harbor ....................C2, 1 Antigua Rigging ......................................68 Antilles Power Depot, Inc. ....................58 Aquadoc Marine Services Ltd .............86 Atlantic Sail Traders ................................92 Atlas Yachts / Charter ............................89 B.V.I. 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DECEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 95 Classi“edsCHEAP BOAT WANTED: WOE IS ME! My trophy wife is foolishly demanding a larger boat. If youve got a AD to 50 foot cruising sailboat on the market, are feeling trapped, andYor need some pennies, contact fatty@fattygoodlander.com CARRIACOU CHILDRENS EDUCATION FUND: Nineteen students funded for tuition and books at T X Marryshow Community College! 15,D00 hot lunches provided to Harvey Vale Government School! Three computer labs up and running at ^over, Harvey Vale and Mt. Pleasant Government Schools. Xnd hundreds of Carriacou and Petite Martinique children assisted with uniforms at all schools! Sound like a worthwhile effort} ]ou can help these projects continueJ leave donations of boat gear and household items at the Carriacou ]acht Club for our annual auction. Clean, used clothing for all ages accepted for distribution to needy families. Xnd, of course, cold hard cash is always welcome! In our eleventh year, were heading toward a grand total of ZD00,000! Save these dates and plan to join usJ 1 Xugust D01D for the Welcome Potluck Barbecue and two days later, > Xugust, for the auction. E-mail ccefinfo@gmail.com for further information. WANTED: WELL CARED FOR TURN-KEY PROUT 37 SNOWGOOSE ELITE ready to cruise wY solar, wind gen. low engine hours. EmailJ wAgn@alaweb.com Wanted Dock Space Employment Opportunity Real Estate Boat Gear/Parts ServicesFOR SALE: BLUE CHART CARTRIDGE FOR THE ENTIRE EASTERN CARIBBEAN. Purchased in [uly D005 from West Marine Cartridge says GX_MIN BLUE CHX_T. South East Caribbean MUS0>0_ D001. ZR5.00 or best offer. ContactJ ?8? 6>> ARA? or email My^esue@aol.com ZODIAC 2001, 6 PERSON, DOUBLE TUBE CANISTER RAFT NEVER USED. Needs flares, etc. ZD,500 value US^Z850 \B\, Paratech SEX XNCH\_ Xssembly 50boat. Never used. Xnchor line, tripline, bags, instructions Z1000 Value US^Z600 \B\ in Xnnapolis, Maryland. crabcreek0?@yahoo.com FOR SALE 3 BRUCE ANCHORS 110 LB. ea. and one R0 LB. ^anforth Hi-Tensile Xnchor. Good for hurricane season or for a mooring. Will sell all or individually. ContactJ O?8?Q 5>0-?00? or javierrod@hotmail.com I HAVE A 45 2011 ALUMINUM BOAT TRANSPORT TRAILER wY10 inch IBeams, D1,000lb. GVW_ and a 1R,100lb.Net Capacity Trailer, Led Lights,Floaton Bunks,STD>5Y85_Y16 inch G _ated T`Wheels and Cadmium ElectricYHydraulic braking System all axles. Z1DR00.00 Pompano Beach R5A AA8 RR6A pictures upon request SAT PHONE: GLOBALSTAR 1600 with assorted accessories, valued at Z500. Xll included for ZD50. Proceeds to benefit the Carriacou Childrens Education Fund. ccefinfo@gmail.com PACTOR II: MFJ-1276 PACKET RADIO CONTROLLER. Z150. Proceeds to benefit the Carriacou Childrens Education Fund. ccefinfo@ gmail.com HF AMPLIFIER (HLA-150): Input 1Y10 watts XM-FM, 1YD0 watts SSB \utput 150 Watts, Freq 1.8 to >0 MH€ Xll Mode. Thermal protector to keep unit from overheating. SW_ protection. Xutomatic frequency setting for microprocessor. Max input DA ampsY 1> volts. Never used. USZ>00. Contact boatmillie@gmail.com FOR SALE: YANMAR 4JH4E 54HP with ? degree angle gearbox instument panel, Vetus NPL?5 waterlock 1?> Hours! UZ 6000.ono. New Vetus WCL electric toilet ,never installed New price UZ 1D00.make an offer. Location Trinidad Tel 868 >16-A6RA bacobrothers@hotmail.com YANMAR INBOARD DIESELS FOR SALE: SPECIAL PRICE. \ur client wishes to dispose of Dx ]anmar 6LPX-STPs with Bravo D Stern-^rives. They come with numerous ZZZZ of new parts. T\TXL P_ICE \NL]. UZ15,000. Buyer ships or collects. Xlwin Xugustin Engineer. St. Lucia telJ?58-58A65AA Y telJ?58-5D055AA alwinaugustinengineer@gmail.com Business OpportunityMIRAMAR SAILING ARE SEEKING A 40/50FT CAT WITH CREW to operate occasional ^ay Charter Business out of Xntigua for Nov-[une, opportunity to earn USZD->k. Please contact us on 1D68 ?DD 8A68 or info@ miramarsailing.com for more details. FOR SALE MARINE SERVICES & YACHT MANAGERMENT CO., all equipment, tool and misc. Tortola BVI. Call anytime after 6pm and via phone at 1-D8A->A> 8A?R CLASSIC S&S SLOOP CHARTER BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP $40K. Beautiful 50 Foot, Classic Sparkman ` Stephens Xuxiliary Sloop [XN^], ownerYskipper offering partnership in Caribbean based sailing charter business. See [XN^] OUSCG ^ocumentedQ at{ www.sailingjandy.com Xgents for excursions in place, ready to book charters. ZA0K, _\I Negotiable. Serious business persons only please, reply to{ navstation@sailingjandy.com US VIRGIN ISLANDS YACHT BROKERAGE SEEKING BROKER/ PARTNER, experience preferred, training available for right person. yachts@ viaccess.net, >A0-??A->1?5 SERVICED COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE IN CENTRAL ENGLISH HARBOUR LOCATION. Suit mega yacht support or technicalYworkshopYretail. CallJ 1 OD68Q A6A 08A5 CASITA TROPICAL CULEBRA GUESTHOUSE FOR SALE. X Top_ated Turn-Key Business incl. everything. \perated 8yrs. Fully Titled ` Licensed. 5 rentals in > Bldgs. Gov. tax breaks purchase ‚ \ct >1. iguanasailing@yahoo.com FOR SALE PRICE REDUCED 65X178 DEEDED SLIP USVI Sapphire Beach-Xmericas Paradise. Closest USVI marina to St. [ohn, the magnificent BVIs and the famous North ^rop fishing grounds. Great electricity and water rates. DA hour security, beach side pool and plenty of parking. Z?R,500 \B\ ?8?->66->5>6 lvcRR@aol.com DOCK FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. Including adjacent beach cottage. 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96 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2011 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning THE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSONTo satisfy your sweet tooth check out the dessert recipe we have for you below. But before you indulge, it is important to have some appetizer and dinner recipes your family and friends will enjoy. Merry Christmas! CREAM CHEESE CHRISTMAS PACKAGE Prep time: 15 minutes. Chilling time: 2 or more hours. Serves: many 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened 1/2 tsp garlic powder 3/4 tsp dried dill Place cream cheese in a bowl and mix in the garlic powder and dried dill. Pack the mixture into a rectangular container lined with plastic wrap (you can place it back in the cream cheese box). Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Place the unwrapped block of cheese on a plate and push the red pepper pieces into the cheese. Tie the green part of the scallion around the cheese as if tying up a package. Serve with your favorite crackers. CITRUS AMBROSIA SALAD Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 3 minutes. Serves: 8 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut ”akes 1 jar (1-1/2lb) refrigerated citrus segments in juice 2 limes, or more to taste 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 4 Tbsp olive oil 2 bags (6 oz) mixed baby greens or spring mix Preheat oven to 300F. Place coconut ”akes in a single layer on a baking dish. Toast 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Check after 2 minutes as coconut can easily burn. Drain citrus segments, reserving 2 Tbsp juice in a large bowl. Grate 1/2 tsp of lime peel and squeeze 3 Tbsp juice; add to citrus juice in bowl. Whisk in salt and pepper. In a thin steady stream, whisk in oil until blended. Add greens to dressing; toss to coat. Arrange dressed greens on 8 salad plates. Top with citrus segments and coconut ”akes. DUCK BREAST WITH BLACKBERRY PINOT NOIR SAUCE Prep time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: 8 4 lb duck breasts, cut in 8 equal portions 6 oz fresh blackberries 1 Tbsp butter Preheat oven to 350F. Sear duck breasts on both sides in a dry pan over medium heat. Put seared breasts in baking dish and cook in oven until juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness of breasts. Duck is best served medium rare to medium. Sauce: Pure blackberries and pass through sieve to remove seeds. Mix wine into blackberries. Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in ”our; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Add blackberries and wine mixture, stirring until well blended. Add ginger and continue to cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until thickened. To serve: Place duck breasts on 8 warmed plates and serve with sauce. SPICED SMASHED SWEET POTATOES Prep time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 45 minutes Cooling time: 45 minutes. Serves: 10 5 large sweet potatoes 3 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin Preheat oven to 350F. Pierce each sweet potato in several places with a fork. Place directly on the oven rack and roast until soft, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Transfer to a cutting board; let stand until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Slip off the skins and cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch slices; transfer to a large bowl. Add butter. Smash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher or fork until ”uffy but some lumps remain. Add maple syrup, chili powder, ground cumin, ginger, salt and pepper; stir to combine. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE Prep time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes Cooling time: 15. Serves: 8 -10 1 pkg brownie mix Eggs, Water, Canola Oil (check pkg for quantities) 6 oz chocolate chips Garnish: Bottled raspberry sauce and whipped cream Preheat oven to 350F. Grease bundt pan with cooking spray. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for cakelike brownies, add about 2/3 cup chocolate chips (reserve remaining chips for garnish.) Bake in bundt pan until top starts to crack. Cool and invert on plate. Decorate individual serving plates with streaks of raspberry sauce, place slice of cake (which should be hot and gooey) in center. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Capt. Jan Robinson holds certi“cates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Her Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Or visit www.shiptoshoreINC. com email: CapJan@aol.com or call 1-800-338-6072 and mention All at Sea to receive a discount. CHRISTMAS IS THE SWEETEST SEASON OF THE YEAR! 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 scallion 1 small red bell pepper; cut in very small pieces 1 Tbsp ”our 1 cup Pinot noir wine 1/2 tsp ground ginger Salt and freshly ground pepper