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6 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Editors Log I was enthralled by the traditions of the sea long before I ever set foot on a boat. As a kid, and on being asked what I wanted for Christmas or a birthday, I would always ask for books about ships and the sea. And I usually got them. I was very ill as a child and missed a lot of school. During those long absences from the class room, I put together old hand-me-down jigsaw puzzles, over and over again wooden puzzles and cardboard puzzles, with thousands of pieces. I wouldnt do puzzles of pretty owers or horses, they had to be of ships and boats or they remained in the box. By the time I was ten, I knew so much about sailing ships, freighters, colliers and liners that my friends teased me and even their parents said I was weird. It was no good asking me to join in a game of pirates, I was a pirate! When I nally went to sea, I was keen to put my love of tradition to practical use and was shocked to nd how much of our seafaring tradition had been lost. Yachtsmen prided themselves on maintaining those traditions well into the 1960s and I was a little too late. You couldnt blame my fellow crewmen for not appreciating the noise I produced singing sea shanties while accompanying myself on the squeezebox. But in turn, I was equally horried by their inability to tie a sheepshank, turn out a handsome star knot or scull a boat with one oar. As I grew older and sailed more, so my love of tradition faded and almost went out. Then came the incident with the warship. We were sailing south down the coast of Portugal. It was a gentle summers day. I had the tiller and my wife Jan was reading in the cockpit when a Portuguese warship hove into view. The ship, a frigate, came up astern and overtook us on the port side. Our boat was 23ft long and weight 3.5 tons. The warship was all of 400ft and weighed around 45,000 tons, plus she had guns, big ones. I noticed men on the frigates wing-bridge studying us through their binoculars. The warship was about 300 yards off and slowly pulling ahead when I asked Jan to step onto the aft deck and lower our ensign. Why, she said. Because were following tradition, I replied. Jan closed her book and went to the stern. Our Red Ensign, about the size of a tea-towel, was lashed to the backstay with rolling hitches and she reached up and slid it down. Gary E. Brown, Editor DIP, DIP AND AWAY...Now what? she said. Just wait. It was a long wait. Jan got bored and began to complain. I had all but given up hope and was beginning to despair. Then the magic happened. The bridge door on the warship ew open and a sailor leapt out. He ran the length of the bridge, pounded down two ights of stairs to the deck and sprinted aft. At the stern, he stood to attention, then lowered the enormous Portuguese Ensign halfway down the agstaff and saluted us. Jan was amazed. I was almost in tears. What do I do now? she stuttered. Wait until he starts to re-hoist his ensign and then shove ours up the backstay. By now everyone on the ship was cheering and waving. It was wonderful. The frigate pulled slowly ahead and disappeared into the haze. An age-old tradition was alive and well and we were part of it. I have no way of knowing whether the junior ofcer ordered to sprint the length of the ship to dip the ensign to a tiny British yacht, felt the same way, yet somehow, I believe he did.
8 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 FEATURES 38 SPORTS FISHING 101 The Reel Deal COVER SHOT: Club Nautico de San Juan International Billfish Tournament September 23rd-30th 2012 Tournament file photo: Mark Smestad, http://marksmestadphotography.comTHIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE38August 2012 DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITORS LOG12 WHERE IN THE WORLD?14 CARIBBEAN NEWS15 EVENT CALENDAR16 SAILING HUMOR The Private Hell of Public Speaking Jubilation20 FISHING Fifteenth Saint Martin Billsh Tournament Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament & Marlin Classic24 CARIBBEAN CRUISING Whistling Up a Pig Roast28 RACING CIRCUIT Puerto Rico Vela Cup 2012 Marlow One Design Regatta32 DIVING Underwater Photography Part Four70 ISLAND REAL ESTATE GUIDE72 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE81 MARKETPLACE86 SPONSOR DIRECTORY88 CARIBBEAN DINING Delicious Dishes for Summer Continued on page 10PHOTO COURTESY OF CLUB NAUTICO DE SAN JUAN
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12 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGE WHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS, JULIA AND THANKS FOR READING ALL ATSEA The hills are alive with the sound of All At Sea The Caribbeans favorite waterfront magazine nds its way to the four corners of the earth. This photo of Julia Lillingston enjoying All At Sea was taken at the summit (11,212ft) of Aspen Mountain against the panoramic backdrop of the Elk Mountain Range. Send us a picture of you reading All At Sea and you may win a free subscription. We will select one winner a month. Please send images & your information to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: 382 NE 191st Street #32381, Miami, Florida, 33179-3899. PAGE 53 Leverick Bay Poker Run: Never Mind the Luck, Feel the Horsepower P P L N Fee
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14 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Caribbean News CARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD First Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on Stand-up PaddleboardsStarting with a rst paddle at the docks of the Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina to a nal stroke just landing north of Haulover Beach in Miami Beach, Miami Watermen Bill Whiddon and Thaddeus Foote made history in June becoming the rst to cross the Gulf Steam on standup paddleboards. It was paddle, hydrate, eat and paddle more, said the 58-year-old Whiddon. We did battle a 40 minute tough squall with the rst hour of leaving the Bahamas and the seas went from at to three-foot swells breaking into us. The pair, paddling to raise awareness for Surfrider Foundations Rise Above Plastics campaign, battled rainsqualls, searing summer heat and the natural northern drift of the Gulf Stream, to complete the 60-plus mile epic journey in 17 hours, 11 minutes and 43 seconds from the rst stroke to the last. For information about the Surfrider Foundation Rise Above Plastics campaign, visit: www.surfrider.org/pro grams/entry/rise-above-plastics It is with sadness that we report the passing of Captain Fred Thomas of Shipwrights, St. Davids, Grenada. Fred was well known in the yachting community having started his career with Morgan Yachts after his apprenticeship at Detyens Shipyard in South Carolina. He went on to work with Caribbean Sailing yachts (CSY) who are credited as the founders of the Caribbean chartering industry with the delivery of the rst 60 yachts to Tortola. He established Shipwrights in Tortola, Trinidad and Grenada and worked on the restoration of some of the nest classic yachts in the region. Freds other passion was music, he was an accomplished guitar player and loved nothing more than to jam with his friends and to entertain guests at Bell Air Plantation where he lived. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. EIGHT BELLS: CAPTAIN FRED THOMAS
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16 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012THE PRIVATE HELL OF PUBLIC SPEAKING BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDERSailing Humor I hate to admit it, but the land-sharks, shore-huggers, and dirt-dwellers have their hooks in me. Thats right. I should never have hesitated after my second circumnavigation. I should have just kept going. Circ #3, here we come! Instead, I stopped. Worse, I went ashore. Visited America. Etc. Yikes! Now Im sunk. Ive sold out totally, and for a mere pittance. I didnt even know I needed handlers, and now I have them. but what does a handler actually do ? I asked one of my handlers. Important stuff! the handler said. For instance, we handle your affairs. but I havent had an affair since that Brazilian redhead picked me up in a sailors bar in Las Palmas while sucking on a huge red lollypop and then she sued me for palimony, matrimony, and rigamaronyhell, she was so young I was scared she was going to sue me for incest too! You just made our argument for us, smirked the handler. Your life was a pointless mess, Fatty. You worked for an idiot, by denition. Now weve seized control of your rudderless careerand are directing you towards the fabled Prot Zone! Soon youll be swimming in wealth, and looking down your nose at your former friendsyoud like that, wouldnt you? but since youve been handling my money, I havent seen any of it, I noted, trying not to be distracted by his (admittedly, very) attractive promises. Of course not, said the handler smoothly. And thats because you havent earned enough to count. So far, mere pocket change. Theres not even enough to steal, let alone to take the time to embezzle. Right now, youre a Zero Sum game, Fatty. But were going to change that. Soon youll be as big as well, Zsa Zsa Gabor! For our young readers who might not be familiar with Zsa Zsa, she was a Hungarian Shark Lady who was famous for being famousand not much else. Picture Pamela Anderson, sans the oral & video skills. But she was an A-lister
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 17despite the fact that nobody knew quite whyand thus on the talk show circuit, etc. but my breasts are small, I said modestly, desperately hoping to get out of whatever it was my handlers had planned for me. Nonsense! my handler said. And even if nature hasnt blessed you with an impressive how do you put it a bulging package, we can still stuff a rag or two down there with Photoshopand market the hell out of you. I started to shake my head in negation, resignation, and stupefactionbut my handler steam-rolled on. Corporate seminars! he beamed. Oh, dear, I said. I could never get it straight who spanks who? Not corporal corporate! corrected my handler. but why would I talk about seminaries, when Im not even religious? semin-ARS, said my handler, and signaled over another handler for reinforcement. RRRRs, as in Righteous, Rip-Roaring and Ribald! But I dont know anything, I blurt, at least, not anything worth knowing well, as far as I know I dont although I guess I could be mistaken possibly! Ah, modesty, indecision, and lack of self-awareness are admirable traitsfor a loser! said my handler commandingly, but were going to make you a winner, Fatty! Yesterday, you didnt know diddly-squat. Today, youre an expert! I am? I asked, totally bafed. a sailing expert! And not just any-ole-run-of-the-mill expert, a CIRCUMNAVIGATOR! The handler said this last bit with awe in his voice. I was impressed. there was so much sincerity in his tone, my eyes started watering with delusional self-respect. I had to shake my head to clear it. Oh, that, I said, then blurted out in confession. I I dont pay my bills. Im a skipper meaning I skip out on them. Its that simple. I mean, why pay em if your anchor windlass works? Besides, I dont want to be a member of the Seven Seas Cruising Association. So I have to move my boat a lot. And, since my boat isnt weatherly well, it tends to drift downwind. If you do that long enough, you sail around the world, east to west. If you dont believe me, ask Jimmy Cornell. Youre putting the wrong spin on it, Fatso! laughed one of my handlers. Its all about branding, me son! Dont worry! Be happy! My rst corporate seminar was with a multi-national in Sint Maarten, with dreams of world domination. I was a bit worried. Id practiced my speech a number of timeswhich wasnt really necessary. My speech began imaginatively, I thoughtwith My name is and by the time I got to the word name my audience of eager Third World corporate ladder-climbers were asleep. I couldnt believe it. So I tested em with, My name is Two Pac! Brad Pitt! Morgan Freeman. Angelina! Yes, I bullied Mohammad Alley before he learned how to spell Cassius Clay! And I know who killed Biggie! Nothing. So I happily droned on for an hour or so about my toiletry habits, and then announced, thanks, and lunch will now be served! The applause was thunderous as they hit the auditorium doors in a rush for the corporate cafeteria. jerk chicken! one was shouting happily. (Actually, I didnt hear the word chicken too clearlybut the rst part was loud and clear.) Afterwards, my handlers said Id done well. It was chancy, said the one with the shortest crew cut, referring to the students evaluation of the course. But you pulled it off, Fatty. I admire your courage as a speakertying all those modern culture icons together at the end masterful, really! Next up, they wanted me to teach sailing in November. Wait one bloody minute, I said, outraged. I havent the foggiest notion of how to sail. I mean, if you wanted someone to teach FLOATING DOWNWIND LIKE A SHOEBOX, sure, I could do that. But sailing? Real sailing? I dont think so! I mean, I never could understand the which way is the wind blowing thingy. Isnt it apparent? Why mess it up with the True Wind concept, which is totally beyond me. This true wind stuff is kinda like true loveyou hear of it all the time but never really experience it. Or, to put it another way, not only dont I know how to sail, I dont even know which way the wind blowsand all the Weathermen I used to know, to ask, have mistakenly blown themselves up in Berkeley! Dont worry, reassured a third handler of mine who had just wandered by. You dont actually have to say anything. We have young kids who can read and write for stuff like thatyou just have to squint into the sun wisely at everything they saydoes that sound so hard? Not really, I admitted, and started practicing my squint. In December, we have you booked into another chartering venuebut this time it isnt about using your brain cells but rather frying them Oh, no! I said in dread. Not a Booze & Snooze cruise? Exactly, beamed my booking secretary. Seven blissful days of hearing rum-swilling sailors endlessly recite their favorite sea yarnsall for your own edication, education, and entertainment. will not, I started screaming, will NOT! I threw myself to the ground and started smashing my head about, foaming at the mouth, and kicking my feeta classic temper trauma if Ive ever thrown one. My handlers just smiled an allow him to get it out of his
18 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012system smile. When I was nished, one said softly, whats the big deal? You tell a few Fat Stories, and they swoon First off, I responded, I dont drink. Others, alas, do. But they often lack courage to speak unless they drink MORE. So, when they nally have imbibed enough 151 to get up their courage to speak, they cant articulate not really. But they think they canwhich is even worse. Besides, I rushed on, people dont meet writers to hear their stories; they pay writers to meet them so they can tell the writer their stories And, since they were emotionally affected by the writers prose, they demand the same in return! Thats the unspoken social contract, and woe be the saltstained inkslinger who violates it. So what I end up with is a totally-toasted sailor swaying up to me, lurching awkwardly into my face, and then spitting on me while slurring, and then my Uncle Harry gosh, this is so funny I knew youd love it, Fatty anyway, Uncle Harry takes the grapefruit, cuts it in half, and rigs it like a brassiere over his pierced nipples HAW! HAW! HAW! I, of course, have no idea what they are talking about. None. Zero. But Ive learned from hard experience that youd better get it or they will hate you forever. Whatever, said my handler breezily. Were sure youll do ne, Fatty. Circumnavigators are tenacious. Youll gure it outeventually. So thats my reality. I stupidly stumbled ashore for a few moments, and now my professional life is totally out of my control. Theoretically, Im making more money than ever and yet I cant afford to buy a cup of coffee. And, astoundingly, some people who never really believed in me are nally coming around. glad youre nally getting some recognition, one sailor told me outside of Island Water World. Another guy with a tie said, youre milking it for all its worth, am I right? Yet another quipped, The very best time to sell out is when you got something to sell. Like what? My integrity? Dont start with that integrity-stuff, moans my wife Carolyn. If you actually had any, surely Id have spotted some during my 42 years of marital mistakes! See what I mean? My evil wife is in cahoots with my greedy handlersand I cant seem to handle either one! Editors note: Capn Fatty and Carolyn are currently in Sint Maarten, gearing up and slimming down for their next Big Fat Circle. They hope to leave the Lesser Antilles in February of 2013. Capn Fatty Goodlander has lived aboard for 52 of his 60 years, and has circumnavigated twice. He is the author of Chasing the Horizon and numerous other marine books. His latest, Buy, Outt, and Sail is out now. Visit: fattygoodlander.com
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 19 Sailing Humor BY JULIAN PUTLEY GRAPHICS BY BOB NOCK This year, 2012, marks an amazing achievement 60 years as a reigning monarch for Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, celebrated in grand style in June, with various events taking place throughout the year. Sixty years! Phew! What a lengthy time span to be under the public eye, scrutinized at every turn, examined under a magnifying glass to such an extent that even if one of the Royal Corgis had an unusual bowel movement it would warrant a column in the tabloids. Of course it hasnt all been a bed of roses. It was in 1992 when three royal marriages (all involving the queens children) were headed for the rocks. Poor Prince Charles was being so upstaged by the beautiful and well loved Princess Diana that it just became too much for him and he turned 180 degrees and formed a relationship with the rather less popular and much less attractive Camilla Parker-Bowles. Prince Andrew and Fergie split up and Princess Anne divorced Captain Mark Phillips. Then one of the family pads caught fire (Windsor Castle) to end a year quoted by the Queen as a annus horribilis. Charlie had three English guests that week on a BVI charter and the subject of the Queens Diamond Jubilee had been the topic of several happy hour conversations, Sixty years on the throne, said Alan, no wonder she has an anus horribilis. One of the royal ladies-in-waiting should have provided Her Majesty with a royal laxative. Soon the conversation turned to the pageant: a flotilla of a thousand craft journeying down the Thames through the heart of the greatest European city of all time London (according to our motley crew that is). It was Britain that ruled the waves for over two centuries, said Peter. We had the greatest navy in the world. From Francis Drake, James Cooke, Lord Nelson and Ernest Shackleton, Britains naval heroes furrowed the oceans for others to follow. Whats that have to do with the Queen? said Alan. Well, someone has to do the knighting and dish out all the medals, replied Peter defensively. And look at all the waving she has to do. Half her life is spent waving from a car, coach or barge. Its a wonder her arm doesnt fall off. Yep, and I heard her wages have been cut in half down to 50 million quid a year. Now thats understandable; I mean, she doesnt have the Royal Yacht Britannia to maintain any more, thatll save a few million and cucumber sandwiches are still quite cheap. But I suppose the Royal Barge still needs a lick of paint once in a while, mussed Pete. The ribbing went on for another half hour and it brought home the fact that the British love to make fun of each other, their politicians, royalty, family and friends But if an outsider criticizes the queen, watch out! Blood may be spilt. And if theres an excuse for a good party well, all Charlie can say is along with sixty million Brits: God save the Queen. Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI, Sunfun Calypso, and Sunfun Gospel SAILING WITH CHARLIE JUBILATION
20 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Fishing The eagerly anticipated 15th Annual Saint Martin Billsh Tournament held May 30th to June 2nd on the Marigot waterfront was won by the French St. Martin boat Yellow Whip whose crew revelled in the victors spoils ... a trophy, copious amounts of champagne (mostly sprayed over the crowd), and a cool $19,150 in prize money. This year the event was organised by the new association Saint-Martin Sport Fishing under the presidency of Philippe Casaubon and governed under the rules of the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA), Federation Franaise de Pche de Mer (FFPM), and Big Game Fishing Club de France (BGFCF). The tournament over the years has cemented its reputation as one of the biggest must-do tournaments in the Caribbean, regularly attracting some 30 boats from around the FIFTEENTHSAINT MARTIN BILLFISHTOURNAMENT YELLOW WHIP TAKES TOP HONOURSARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY ROBERT LUCKOCK The crew of Yellow Whip celebrate on stage after emerging overall winners of the 15th Annual Saint Martin Billfish Tournament region and 1,500 visitors per day who ock to the weigh-ins and enjoy the activities in the Billsh Village. Yellow Whip the name given to yellown tuna by Anguillian shermen, had the most releases with four in the tournament for 1,000 points to jump to the top of the leader board when results were tallied. They also won the daily prizes on Thursday and Friday for the rst releases, and the Marlin winner-take-all jackpot on the last day. As overall winners, the crew of Yellow Whip qualied to participate in the IGFA Championships in Cabo San Lucas in May 2013. Second place with 822 points went to Papasan from Trinidad and Tobago. The boat Lady Evelyn from the British Virgin Islands nished in third place with 600 points The prize for the biggest marlin of the tournament (472lb)
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 21caught on the rst day went to Papasan the crew pocketing an extra $4,350. Three marlin were weighed in on Saturday but had little bearing on the overall results. Coyote Girl had one big marlin on the scales but it was damaged on the tail by the boats propellers and disqualied. Another marlin caught by Small Change was under weight, and the third caught by Dream Catcher from Guadeloupe just qualied at 349lb. Not a lot of sh this year compared to past years, but the weather was perfect, noted Yellow Whip s Owner/ Captain Laurent Petit. We did real well and we were the youngest team. On Friday we thought we had a blue marlin release but because of photo issues it ended up being a white marlin release for 150 points instead of 250, but we won this tournament on the last day. Only four marlin were weighed-in during the tournament but some 25 in total were caught and released. As Petit pointed out, a lot of releases mean bigger sh to catch next year. Nobody broke the existing record of 809lb set by Cassinhoa in 2011 and St. Martin Cars with some relief returned their prize, a Nissan Navara pick-up, to the showroom. This years prize money was calculated as a percentage of the total registration fees. First prize was 25% of entry fees, second prize 15%, third prize 10%, and the daily prize 5%. A total of 29 boats from around the region participated in the tournament. A good crowd turned out each day to view the boats and enjoy the entertainment, fashion shows, the Dazzling Diva Dancers, and live music on the waterfront. Robert Luckock is a British journalist and freelance writer residing in St. Maarten. He is currently The Daily Herald s correspondent for French St. Martin and was one of All At Sea s very rst contributors. Papasan s angler Anthony Brash poses with the 472lb Marlin caught on the first day
22 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Fishing For some it was a 30-plus year tradition. For others, it was beginners luck. Yet everyone who competed in the 46th Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament, held May 26th and 27th, and the second Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Classic on May 28th, enjoyed a fantastic time at sea and back on land in Nelsons Dockyard. Some 137 anglers aboard 40 boats from Antigua, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Maarten and St. Barths shed the main two-day tournament, which featured both Sporting and Marlin Divisions. Scally Wag Captain Michael Halls 32ft Carrera center console, championed the Sporting Division by catching a total of 282.5lb. Scally Wag s anglers also scored high in individual prizes. We set off at 6:00am and were shing by 7:15 under great weather on the rst day, Hall tells. Our rst sh came at nine oclock, which was a 55lb wahoo caught by ten-yearold Sebastian Gobinet, who gave it his best effort and never inched. The next one, a 35lb wahoo, came 20 minutes later and was caught by my daughter Kimberly. We had a lull until midday when we landed a kingsh and two more wahoo. We picked up a few small blackn tuna also and then around 3:00pm we had two more wahoo with a 44-pounder in the mix, which was caught by my son Robert. Gobinets sh earned him prizes for the Second Largest Kingsh, Largest Wahoo and Largest Fish caught by a junior angler, while Robert Hall picked up the prize for the Second ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT & MARLIN CLASSICBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The Blue Rapid team in the Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing Tournament winners of the Marlin Division Its party time the winners of the Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 23 www.budgetmarine.com Group Bu y ing Power throughout the Caribbean Technicall y knowledgeable tea m Broad range of top brands Largest Wahoo, and Kimberly Hall claimed the trophy for the Largest Fish Caught by a Female. Our success was a combination of factors but mainly team work, being in the right place and constantly monitoring the rods to make sure the drop back was done with the right timing, says Hall. Also properly rigged lures are key as well as taking note of the bite direction for consistency. In the Marlin Division, the winner was Blue Rapid which tagged and released two blue marlin. Captain John Fuller of the champion 32ft Hatteras, tells, Ive shed this tournament for over 30 years, so I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go. The marlin grounds are to the east and northeast of Antigua where the Continental Shelf drops off. The rst day we hooked four marlin and tagged and released two. These two marlin were caught by 15-year-old Justin Barreto. Hes the son of a famous sherman here in Antigua, but he had never been marlin shing, never seen a marlin and never caught a marlin. He just went bananas. The rst sh was around 450lb and he fought it for over an hour. He wanted to give up about two-thirds of the way through, but we cheered him on. The second was around 180lb. The second day, Blue Rapid had two marlin strikes. One they lost and the second they released, but the photo of the release was unacceptable to the tournament committee so they gained no points. Only one other boat caught two marlin, but one of theirs was a white marlin which counted for fewer points than a blue. Our success was due to three points, says Fuller. First, we knew the best areas to go. Secondly, we were using Black Bart lures and third, our trolling speed ten knots. Three boats competed in the single-day Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Classic, with Frank Harts 40ft Custom, Overdraft declared the winner with one blue marlin release. Overdraft angler, Brian Nunes, explains, We planned to go 15 miles southeast of Antigua, but we were stopped by a marlin. Another boat, Rum N Coke which won last year, was right beside us. They hooked up ten minutes earlier, but they lost their sh and we were lucky enough to release ours. That was 7:30am. No one else ended up catching anything else the rest of the day to beat us, but that was the longest day of my life. Everyone felt like a winner back on shore as they tucked into cold beer, pulled pork sandwiches, conch fritters and more at the nightly parties. Scally Wag s Hall sums up perfectly what makes this tournament so much fun: It is the keen competition and friendly camaraderie. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.
24 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Caribbean Cruising It all started in 2011 when Willie and Mark Haskins of S/V Liahona fell in lovein love with Saltwhistle Bay, Mayreau. The spell was cast when they bonded with Black Boy and Debbie, owners of a casual and delicious beach restaurant there. Mark sprang the pig roast idea. All four were receptive. By winter of 2012, they put the word out to cruising friends. Willies brown bobbed hair and Marks surfer blond curls, hip SSCA commodores, they got face-to-face with cruisers from Culebra to Antigua. Willie whistled the call using Facebook cruisers groups. Have you ever eaten at Black Boy & Deb-WHISTLING UP A PIG ROAST A MAYREAU FEAST STORY AND PHOTOS BY ELLEN BIRRELL Black Boy serving it up! bies? Its the best, said Mark, adding, I want this to work out well for the local people as well as all of our cruising friends. From Morgan Jones 60ft cat Nirvana to Anna-Karin Sundquist and Hkan Brjessons 37ft sloop Unicorn ketches and trawlers totaling 16 arrived in Mayreau like it was a destination wedding. We left Rodney Bay pressing to get to Mayreau in time for the pig roast, says Brjesson. The wind was howling. Our sails were on third reef as we passed St. Vincent. I thought about going to bare poles. We arrived in Bequia only long enough to grab a baguette and clear in, got back
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 25 in the boat and sailed in squalls until reaching Saltwhistle. North-facing, the entrance to Saltwhistle Bay cannot be seen upon arrival. After a quarter mile of 30ft depths, a telescoping mast above the headland offers a clue. Twenty mooring balls (EC$30 to $60 depending on the season) and anchor space come into view. The smallest inhabited island in the Grenadines without marinas or fuel, a local resorts motto is: Were off the beaten path, but thats the point. On the day of the roast, Willie Haskins regular morning aquacise class began with a dozen women and Chuck Shipley of Tusen Tukk II, karate kicking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and ying like Superman below the waters surface. With a BS in physical therapy, Willie gladly shares her expertise to everyones benet. Three oclock in the afternoon brought a otilla to the dinghy dock. Posters and ags decorated Black Boy and Debbies red, yellow and green wooden oasis of shade and sand. Libation in hand, guests visited and signed a commemorative burgee. By 5:00pm cruisers buzzed out to their boats to grab their contributory side-dish. Black Boy graciously allowed our dishes to choke his wooden tables, trusting that bar tabs and generous tipping would compensate for his efforts. He concentrated on barbequing. Two Vincentian 70lb pigs had been quartered, marinated for two days and then roasted Black Boys Bar where the honor system is alive and well
26 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Caribbean Cruising A motley crew fat, dumb and happy over a large grill. In his bright yellow shirt, Black Boy marched through the crowded room carrying a large platter of roasted pig. With a whistling round of applause, we descended on the buffet table like squawking gulls over sh viscera. To island music sprinkled with popular ballads, we danced, Willies pale Puertorequea skin against Black Boys handsome ebony and Lilly of Tiger Lilly with eight-year-old Felicia. Twelve-year-old Leon cut the rug with Ellen from Boldly Go Merry, wholesome, multi-generational and delicious. The next day, as if whistling a call for a south bound exodus, Liahona threaded the mooring eld followed by a navy ketch, a white catamaran and two white sloops. They sailed to Clifton, Union Island, to clear out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, followed by a short hop to Carriacou for Grenada check-in. Called the Inaugural Pig Roast; will there be one next year? Maybe, well see, Willie answered. Ellen and her partner Jim Hutchins have lived aboard their Sun Odyssey 40 Boldly Go for three years in the Caribbean. The cruising couple featured in a recent program broadcast on The Biography Channel. For more details, visit: www.boldlygo.us Pristine and panoramic Saltwhistle Bay
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28 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Racing Circuit In the wake of the cancellation of this years Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta due to its March date clashing with a regional primary election, is was the 5th Annual Puerto Rico Vela Cup that was the highly anticipated big boat racing event of the season. Twenty-two yachts from throughout Puerto Rico raced in one of four classes during the May 25th to 27th regatta hosted by Club Nautico de Fajardo (CNF) out of Isleta Marina. Winds ranged from eight to ten knots for the rst days two races and ten to 15 knots the second day when we ran three races, says Agustin Rodriguez, Regatta Director and President of CNF. On both Saturday and Sunday we ran ve to ten mile reaching courses set off Fajardo and designed around the offshore islands and permanent government buoys. Trying to sail fast on the reaching legs was part of the winning strategy for Rafael Figueroa, driving his J/30, Marisa to the top of Jib & Main B. We go really fast downwind, so we tried to do our best on the reaches. Our sail plan worked better on the second day than the rst.PUERTO RICO VELA CUP 2012 AROUND THE BUOYS AND OFFSHORE ISLANDSBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Action at the Annual Puerto Rico Vela Cup PHOTO: LEIGHTON OCONNOR / WWW.LEIGHTONOCONNOR.COM
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30 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Racing Circuit After six consecutive years of placing second, Frits Bus clinched the win at the 2012 Marlow Regatta. Hosted by the St. Maarten Yacht Club (SMYC), St. Maarten teams took all three top positions. For two days, sixteen teams from six countries battled for the podium in a grueling competition in which boats were rotated between each race. Sint Maarten sailors rose to the top. Roel ten Hoopen, long time crew for winner Bus, challenged his mentor and nished third overall. Second place went to a team with only one season in the lagoon sailing scene: Han de Bruin Kops, with brothers Pieter and Paul Soons. Very interesting, it was wonderful, said Bus. This is yacht racing at its best. Close all the time. Wind shifts all over the place. It was a great regatta. And we won, which is even better. After a disappointing result on day one, Karl James, of Antigua, fought back on day two, nishing fth overall. Saint Barths sent three teams with Mowgli Fox sailing into eighth place ahead of her local rivals. Team Curacao, with Michel Ruijter at the helm also placed in the top 10. The Anguilla Youth Team made a valiant effort in the quirky Jeanneau Sunfast 20s, placing fourth three times in 24 races. Like James, the team performed better on the second day. Today we got to know the boat a lot better MARLOW ONE DESIGN REGATTA NO STOPPING THE BUSBY GARY E BROWN and sailed a lot faster, said Anguillian boat captain Kendal Richards, whose team enjoyed sailing against Bus and James. We would love to beat them but we have got to train some more and hopefully we will come back next year and take that rst place, Richards added. For Team Nevis this was their rst time entering an offisland competition and although they scored the least amount of points, they were delighted to have taken part. We didnt have any expectations of coming anywhere near the top, said Mark Theron, Vice Commodore of the Nevis Yacht Club. Its the rst time the team has sailed together and the rst time we have sailed on these boats. We dont have much to sail in Nevis, but we came and participated. Vice Commodore Theron and SMYC Board member, Kathy Gifford exchanged burgees at the prize-giving, with both making a commitment to pursue future inter-club endeavors. The regattas principal sponsor, Marlow Rope, have been represented in the Caribbean for over 25 years by Budget Marine. This was a very eventful regatta. I dont think we have ever had a situation where the outcome was in as much doubt as in this regatta, said Robbie Ferron, Group Manager of Budget Marine and a competitor in the event. The eet of Jeanneau Sunfast 20s was provided by Lagoon Sailboat Rentals. Ernst Looser was Race Ofcer. A determined Frits Bus at the helm during the Marlow Regatta
32 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Diving Over the past few months our new photographers polished their buoyancy control skills. They put together underwater photo kits and practiced using their new cameras so operation became second nature. Batteries are charged, storage cards are formatted; there are spares of each in the camera case. O-rings passed nal inspection and are lightly coated in silicone grease. Now our new photographers are ready to get in the water and go hunting with their cameras! First the bad news: Few divers like to be an underwater photographers dive buddy. Since a photographer can burn a tank of air while attempting to get a single good photo of a jaw sh, buddies tend to get bored hanging out in one spot. Sometimes we need to nd a new, patient dive buddy or better yet, a fellow photographer. Secondly, underwater photographers are not always smiled upon by dive-boat crews for the same reason buddies can be difcult to nd. Good photographers take time looking for interesting subjects and that does not mesh with some dive operators philosophy of head em up, move em out and get to the next dive site A.S.A.P Before signing on with a dive operator, conrm the boat accommodates underwater photo gear and the crew is accustomed to photographers on board. Operators happy to accommodate photographers generally are helpful with information on what subjects may be found at each dive site thus giving the photographers a heads-up on what to expect. A photographer-friendly boat crew is especially imTIME TO GET THAT NEW CAMERA WET UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY PART FOUR STORY AND PHOTOS BY BECKY A. BAUER
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34 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Diving portant to photographers using interchangeable lenses since the crew can advise on what to expect below and for what lens the site is best suited. So, how to take a good underwater photo? Practice, patience, observation skills, and a foundation of photography basics is a good place to start. How often do we see photos of a tail headed into the margin of a photo or worse yet, no sh at all! Far too often, and it is generally because the photographer did not take the time to observe the shes movements. Rather than waste battery power and card space on an empty photo, be still, and observe. A school of sh gathered under a ledge does have a pattern and by watching for a few minutes the photographer will see the pattern and better know where to aim.Perspective:There are many explanations of perspective; however, in photography the most applicable has to do with producing a photo that not only shows the main subjects relationship to surrounding objects but also gives it the correct size and shape as well as dimension. Probably the most common mistake all camera users make is shooting down on a subject. Unless we are shooting the deck of a sunken ship, look
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36 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012When composing a photo, imagine the frame is divided into nine equal boxes, three up and three across, created by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines. Place the horizon (such as the top of the reef or the division between light and dark water) close to the top or bottom of the horizontal grid lines. If we place the horizon in the center of the frame, our minds eye perceives the photo as being cut in half. As for the main subject, place it not in the direct center of the nine-square grid but rather offset along one of the two vertical grid lines. Framing the subject in this manner gives more depth and dimension to the photo, and as with poor horizontal composition, poor vertical composition also gives the photo a cut-in-half look. Now, go shoot some photos! Dont get distracted; remember to check depth, bottom time, and air. If possible, take a dive trip organized for photographers. Its a fantastic learning opportunity and sitting around in the evenings with ones favorite libation while viewing the days photos is great fun. Becky Bauer is a scuba instructor and award-winning journalist covering the marine environment in the Caribbean. She is a contributing photographer to NOAA. Diving at the subject from several angles. A prole or head-on shot taken from the shes level is much more interesting than the shes backs. Generally, all perspective is lost when shooting down because the subject ends up looking like a pancake with no dimension and no perspective of size, shape, or relationship.Rule of Thirds:Another mistake most camera owners make is violating the Rule of Thirds by habitually placing the subject directly in the center of the frame; doing so not only affects perspective as dened above but it also makes for a much less interesting photo. Hundreds of years ago the great European masters recognized that the human mind is much more readily pulled into a painting when the Rule of Thirds is followed and the subject is not directly in the center of the canvas but rather slightly off to one side leaving the background to enhance the story and provide perspective (see accompanying photos). Since photography is much like painting, good photographers subscribe to the Rule of Thirds. Some of the newer cameras have a Rule of Thirds feature wherein grid lines can be set to appear on the viewnder/screen. This rule is actually quite simple to apply with or without the automated grid feature.
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38 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 SPORTS FISHING 101BY CAROL M. BAREUTHERTHE REEL DEAL The 31ft sport fishing boat Yes Aye heads out to sea IMAGE PROVIDED BY SEAN CHANDLER / VTCARIBBEAN.COM
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 39 Over 500 species of sh swim in the waters of the southern Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Nearly every island boasts one or a number of sports shing charter operations ready to take both rst-time and experienced anglers out for a day of sport. How do you choose the trip thats right for you? Four veteran captains offer their recommendations: The rst points to consider are boat experience, general physical condition and ages of the anglers, says Capt. Jonathan Gatcliffe, who operates two 35ft vessels and a 40ft Dorado under his DoubleHeader Sportshing business based in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. A veyear-old, for example, probably will not do well on a tenhour marlin trip. Search the web. Ask how many years they have been in operation. Find out about tournament wins. And, ask what type of shing they offer ats, live baiting, trolling, inshore or offshore. Someone who has never shed before should rst decide whether its the amount of action or degree of excitement thats most important, notes Capt. Gary Clifford, who runs the 31ft Innovator, Yes Aye out of his True Blue Sportshing Charters in St. Georges, Grenada. Inshore shing for smaller sh usually provides the most action whereas an epic battle with a monster sh is more common offshore. First-timers may want to start with a half-day inshore trip, suggests DoubleHeaders Gatcliffe. This means shing the reefs close in for snapper, tarpon, barracuda, kingsh and jacks. Then, if you like it, you can go offshore on a three-fourths or full-day trip to the less protected waters of the drop-off for pelagics such as wahoo, tuna, mahi-mahi and marlin. A half-day can go very quickly, says True Blues Clifford. If the shing grounds are close to shore then you will have three hours of actual shing time. A half-day will only allow you to sh one area whereas a full day may allow the skipper to visit several different areas. The longer you have baits in the water the greater your chances of catching. The type of shing will vary when angling inshore versus offshore. Offshore shing will often involve trolling moving baits behind the boat, True Blues Clifford explains. Inshore shing may also be trolling but often can involve static shing with baits on or close to the bottom. Bottom shing involves the angler holding the rod all the time whereas with trolling the rod is in the holder until the sh strikes. Some people dont feel that they are shing unless they are holding the rod. Dont know how to sh? No problem. Captain Gerald Frothy De Silva, who runs a 41ft custom and two 31-footers under his Hard Play Fishing Charters, Captain Tyler Maltby of DoubleHeader with dolphin PHOTO: STEWART LOVELAND PHOTO COURTESY OF CLUB NAUTICO DE SAN JUAN
40 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Sports Fishing 101 in Tobago, says, We always do an introduction to rst time anglers. Firstly, we explain the safety equipment and safety procedures on board. We then talk about the game plan and what type of sh we would be targeting that day and where we will be shing. Then we explain the tackle, rods and reels, line strength, how to use the chair or rod belt, how to use the drag on the reels and ghting techniques. During the battle with a sh we also talk with rst time anglers to ensure that they are following the guidelines that we have explained prior to the trip. For more seasoned anglers we are always happy to share tips on rigging, setting a spread, boat handling, releasing and landing big sh. Kids are welcome on most Caribbean sports shing charters. Captain Michael Hall, who shes off his Antigua-based 32ft Carrera center console, Scally Wag says, For taking kids I would do a mix of an inshore snorkeling trip with about two hours of offshore shing to vary it a bit, since kids get quickly bored if the action is slow. If kids are experienced, adds True Blues Clifford then an offshore trip could be considered. Quite young children can reel in a sailsh (eight years in my experience) and they will probably remember that forever. Prepare for a day of shing, says Hard Plays De Silva. If you are not used to being on a boat at sea you should consider taking some sort of motion sickness medication. Most motion sickness medications should be taken well before you board the boat. You should also have the following: sunblock, hat, polarized sunglasses, towel, change of clothes, deck shoes and cover yourself well from the sun. Most boats provide soft drinks and water; however, not all provide beer and lunches. Find out before-hand what is included in the charter cost. Expect a day of charter sport shing to cost $500 for a half-day and $800 to $900 for a full-day, and $1800 or more for a full-day marlin-only trip. Different islands have widely varying fuel prices, which is a big cost factor, so expect some variations in shing prices across the region, says True Blues Clifford. Finally, catching a big sh is at the top of the Caribbean sport shing experience, says Hard Plays De Silva. However, just being on the sea can be a wonderful experience. We often see dolphins, whales, turtles and a variety of seabirds. These are things that you can only see out there and being within touching distance of these amazing sea animals is truly a fun thing. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. PHOTO COURTESY OF CLUB NAUTICO DE SAN JUAN
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AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 43 United States Virgin Islands PROFILE: JEAN BRAURE SAILOR & MOUNTAIN CLIMBER BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Some sailors are so passionate about the sport that they qualify and compete in the Olympics. Some mountain climbers are so enamored of tall snowcovered peaks that they climb the likes of Kilimanjaro. St. Thomas Jean Braure has done both. In fact, he calls himself by the name of his 2011-released book, The Sailor Who Climbs Mountains. Born in Paris, Braure learned how to sail dinghies during summer vacations on the French Riviera. At age 19, he enlisted in the French Navy and sailed around the world. Three years later, he was honorably discharged, traveled to London, enrolled in a school to learn the English language and met his wife, Choupette. Braure convinced his wife to visit her native Haiti and after a few years the two moved to Miami. Here, the Frenchman worked as a matre d, a position that led him to the Sheraton in Puerto Rico and ultimately managing the former Red Rooster Restaurant in St. Thomas. It wasnt long before Braure got his captains license, bought a Pearson 26, named it Mumu and started a daysail business from Charlotte Amalie Harbor to Buck Island. I am a competitive person and I like to challenge myself, says Braure. Dick Johnson pushed me to race. I ended up winning my class in the rst two Rolex regattas, rst on the Pearson and then on a Morgan 27 I bought and called Mumu Tu Those were the days. Dick Avery, Rudy Thompson, John Foster, Peter Holmbergwe were all racing. Braure loved racing sailboats so much that he and crew Kirk Grybowski qualied for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Long Beach, California, in the Soling. The two kept a boat in the U.S. and would trailer it to practice sites as well as competitions. In order to qualify, the two Virgin Islands sailors needed to place in the top ten in the U.S. Soling National Championships, held at the Galveston Yacht Club in Texas. I noticed that the best Soling sailor in the U.S., Buddy Melges, hosted a comfortable breakfast at the club while we were out ghting the ogging sails and mean waves. There we went, showing those heavyweights the quality of our sailing. As it turned out, we were among the sea dummies trying to hold the boat down and struggling to On top of the world Jean Braure (left) flies the Virgin Islands flagPHOTO COURTESY OF JEAN BRAURE
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AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 45 United States Virgin Islands steer the craft. Within 30 minutes, we lost our mast overboard and had to wait to be rescued. The next morning, Buddy reached the start line fresh with a boat tuned to perfection. He eventually won the championship and we got a ninth to quality for the Olympics. Later, showing his love of speed, Braure competed at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea and Barcelona, Spain, in the Tornado. After 1992, Braure didnt give up sailing but he did start ying to Europe each summer where he joined the French Alpine Club and started mountain climbing. Friends say I am gifted with ropes, which are essential to sailing and mountain climbing, says Braure. There are other similarities between the two sports. I have never gotten seasick or mountain sick. The weather conditions are very important, and preparation and training is foremost. Perhaps Braures most remarkable mountain-climbing feat was to attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340ft) four years ago at the age of 73. Ninetyve meters (311ft) from the top, with his breathing irregular and heart pounding, Braure made the most difcult decision that a mountaineer can make to abandon the climb. I wanted to live and to enjoy life, says Braure. I am satised to have abandoned the climb, because where I stopped, Stella Point, is the second highest elevation in Africa. Today, Braure is still sailing and climbing. He raced his Freedom 40, Mumu Sunset in the 2011 International Rolex Regatta, although he retired from charter just this year. This summer, he is climbing Pico de Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico and third highest mountain in North America at 18,491ft. You have to do things to challenge yourself in life, Braure says. If you stop doing this, you are nished. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Back at sea level Jean Braure at Crown Bay Marina in St. ThomasPHOTO: DEAN BARNES
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AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 47High winds made conditions challenging for over forty sailors competing in the tenth annual Cruzan Open One Design Regatta in May. Hosted by the St. Croix Yacht club, the event saw racers from all three U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands compete over two days on the waters of Teague Bay on St. Croixs east end. The regatta was run on two courses, with the younger Optimist sailors competing separately from the more experienced sailors racing Laser, 420, and Sunsh sailboats. Saturday, the racers faced puffy, shifty winds from 15-20 knots. Eight races were completed in all classes, with competition tight. A duel was shaping up in the advanced Optimist class between Thad Penn-Lettsome, from Tortola, and Ryan Hunter from St. Croix, who each won several races. In the Laser class, DJ Lorschbaugh from St. Croixs West End, held a narrow lead over Chris Schreiber and Mack Bryan. The Sunsh class, comprised sailors from their early thirties to those over sixty years of age, was led by St. Croixs Peter Stanton, while Sam Watterson with crew Morgan Moschallski set the pace in the 420s. On Sunday, the winds picked up even more, ranging from United States Virgin Islands CRUZAN OPEN ONE DESIGN REGATTA STRONG WINDS CHALLENGE SAILORS REPORT BY CHRIS SCHREIBER 18 to 25 knots. The higher winds took their toll on the eet, with numerous breakdowns. The sailors who managed to keep their boats together had quite a workout battling not only the competition, but the wind and waves. In the end, fteen races were completed in each class. The Optimist Green Fleet, composed of sailors as young as eight years old, was won by St. Croixs Lake Sanford, with Atlee Kohl and St. Johns Gabriel Brooker close behind. In the advanced Optimist Fleet, Hunter found the high winds to his liking, edging out PennLettsome with Isreal Duffy from St. Croixs West End, third. In the Sunsh, Stanton held his lead, with Sam Carney and Preston Dalglish coming second and third, respectively. The Laser class was won by Schreiber, just ahead DJ Lorschbaugh, with Bryan coming in third. Watterson and Moschallski held on to win the 420 Class, with Challis Diaz and Sean Norton second. Harry Hoffman with crew Kent Buska nished third. The regatta organizers would like to thank the sponsors: Broadband VI; Dr. Kurt Buska; Sanford, Amerling, and assoc.; Ford Real Estate; Tire Express; Car Hunters VI; Hunter, Cole, & Bennett; Divi Carina Bay; VI Board of Tourism, and Waste Management Authority.Sailors prepare their boats during the Cruzan Open One Design Regatta
48 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 FOXYS WOODEN BOAT REGATTACHANGING TIMESBY CAROL M. BAREUTHERBritish Virgin Islands Times are a changing and only one wooden boat entered this years 38th Foxys Wooden Boat Regatta, held May 25th out of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. That was Principito the U.S. Virgin Islands Chris Puders 37ft 1931-built gaff cutter. Yet, through the progressive thinking of hosts Foxy and Tessa Callwood and Commodore Martin van Houten of the organizing West End Yacht Club (WEYC), 15 Classic Plastic yachts from the BVI and USVI also entered for a fun and competitive weekend of racing. Picture-perfect weather on the rst day brought light winds for racing. The course for the single race was set around Sandy Cay and Little and Great Thatch Islands, with the nish back at Great Harbour. The BVIs Kevin Rowlette won. Rowlette has raced this regatta for over 30 years and posted his rst wins in the 1980s aboard his fathers 86ft wooden ketch, Athena Later, he raced his 49ft Frers, Synergy This year, he won aboard his Olson 30, Rushin Rowlette Rushin s design is actually 34 years old and her hull was built 31 years ago, so she is actually a Classic, says Rowlette. On Saturday night, people gathered for Foxys Fabulous BBQ and traded many stories of classic boats and old woodies. The next morning, more than a dozen yachts raced in even lighter winds on the same course as the previous day. Competition was close between Osprey Larry Bests 1967-built Luders yawl, and Zing George Stuckerts 1979-built J30.2012-2013 GOSLINGS REGATTA SERIESFirecracker 500 Regatta (WEYC) July 7th 2012 Round Tortola Race (RBVIYC) November 17th 2012 Gustav Wilmerding Regatta (WEYC) December 7th-8th 2012 Governors Cup (RBVIYC) January 26th 2013 Darkn Stormy Regatta (WEYC) March 8th-11th 2013 The only wooden boat to take part was Principito
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 49 Zing beat us at the start and covered us tack for tack most of the weather leg to Sandy Cay, tells Best. We were going lower but faster and finally broke free but still couldnt get past. We both pinched up and just made it around the rock off Sandy Cay. We finally got past on the reach, lost it on the run since we didnt have enough crew to fly the chute, and then got it back on the second reach. Later that afternoon, there was an Awards Ceremony with everyone getting prizes in the WEYC tradition.SERIES UPDATE Foxys Wooden Boat Regatta is the kick-off event for the second annual Goslings Rum Regatta Series. Jon Charlton, aboard his 41ft C&C Team Red Stripe took the lead after this rst regatta. The six-race series in which members of the Goslings Family may come out and race is open to all yachts including charters. There will be one throw-out race allowed. Highest points win the series. That means the more popular races will hold more weight in overall standings. The Series ends with a big nale and prize-giving. Score keeping is designed to build excitement with standings published regularly on the Royal BVI Yacht Club web page (www.royalbviyc.org) and WEYCs Facebook page. For more information, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Foxys Wooden Boat Regatta the start of the race on Sunday
50 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012VISARS SWIM THE SOUND AND WATERWORLD MAKING A SPLASH AND RAISING CASH BY TODD VANSICKLEBritish Virgin Islands Female swimmers made the most wake during the fourth annual Swim the Sound fundraiser for Virgin Islands Search and Rescue on June 3rd in Virgin Gordas North Sound. The top nishers in the two and three mile races were Amanda Grant and Sara Columbus, respectively. Grant, a BVI resident, was competing in the swim for the third year. Grant and her husband run a charter business in the BVI and swim whenever they are in a nice anchorage. I grew up as a swimmer and I still try to swim a lot here. We live in a beautiful place to swim and I like to support VISAR, Grant said. Any time you have a chance to compete, it is fun. Participants started at Saba Rock and swam to Leverick Bay Marina and Resort. The two courses included a one and a two mile swim, which were patrolled by VISAR boats, lifeguards and volunteers on paddleboards and kayaks. A friend of Neville Sorrentino signed him up for the two mile swim without knowing about it. Someone put my name forward and thought I needed to prove myself, Sorrentino said. He had never done the event before, but enjoyed it. I have never swum anywhere near two miles before, Sorrentino said. Just getting out there in the open water was a bit daunting, but with all the competitors swimming around it was ne. The fundraiser netted more than $10,000 and attracted 68 swimmers from around the region, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Ireland. It is the biggest Swim the Sound event we have ever had, organizer Katie Claxton said. Last year the swim had 54 participants. Doctor Nagy Darwish, VISARs newest member, raised the most money during the fundraiser: more than $1,500. He did the two mile swim while fully suited up in four layers of VISAR gear, including a helmet and boots.A swimmer jumps in the water at Saba Rock for the start of the Swim the Sound PHOTO: TODD VANSICKLE
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 51 Subscribe toALL AT SEA www.allatsea.net email@example.comU.S. Subscriber12 issues $29.95Canada Subscriber12 issues $39.95Non-U.S./Canada Subscriber12 issues $64.95 Read what you love...all the time, any time! It was ten-times more difcult than wearing just ns, Darwish said. My leg cramped up three times. However, he did have some incentive for nishing the race. My friend said he would be waiting for me with a rum punch at the nish line, Darwish said. I was happy to do it and raise money for VISAR. He nished the race in one hour and 38 minutes. The race nished at Leverick Bay Resort and Marina where participants had lunch and played games during Waterwater, the second half of the fundraiser. VISAR is a non-prot organization that has a $150,000 budget, which includes boat maintenance, medical equipment, supplies and training. On average, VISAR responds to 80 calls per year. Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands.RESULTS TOP THREE IN EACH CATEGORY UNDER 12 1: John Pettigrew 1h 14m 43s 2: Derek Pettigrew 1m 23h 10sASSISTED 1: Dave Pettigrew 1h 06m 56s 2: Elaine Couper 1h 10m 20s 3: Michelle Hogwarth 1h 25m 58sFEMALE TWO MILE 1: Amanda Grant 1h 00m 56s 2: Jaendri Engelbrecht 1h 05m 48s 3: Catherine Ouriach 1h 08m 31sMALE TWO MILE 1: Paul Norris 1h 01m 53s 2: Jacques Roux 1h 02m 27s 3: Cameron Walton 1h 05m14sFEMALE THREE MILE 1: Sara Columbus 1h 18m 04s 2: Natasha Ruscheinsk 1h 25m 05s 3: Jude Woodcock, 1h 37m 49sMALE THREE MILE 1: Jeff Miller 1h 29m 28s 2: Peter Willmott 1h 30m 05s 3: Samuel Jones 1h 43m 52s
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AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 53The Leverick Bay Poker Run on Virgin Gorda just keeps getting bigger and bigger, claims organizer Nick Willis. Eleven years ago only 15 boats participated, but now it has grown to more than 150 boats. There were so many boats you couldnt see water in the harbor, Willis said after the award ceremony at Leverick Bay Resort. The rst stop was at Scrub Island Resort where the marina lled up quickly with boats spilling over into the adjacent channel. A large group of people waited in line to collect their second card near the docks. Twenty minutes later, most of the participants were back on course and heading to the third stop at Village Cay. The boaters had lunch and collected their fourth card at Pirates on Norman Island, before heading back to VG for the last two stops Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour and Leverick Bay Resort. The event is supported by boaters from around the region and the United States. Predator s boat captain, Ramon British Virgin Islands LEVERICK BAY POKER RUN NEVER MIND THE LUCK, FEEL THE HORSEPOWER STORY AND PHOTOS BY TODD VANSICKLE The passengers aboard Top Gun of Tortola speed to the first stop at Scrub Island Sir Richard Branson, the owner of Necker and Mosquito Islands, and his passengers wave to a film crew in a helicopter during the first leg of the Leverick Bay Poker Run Martinez of Puerto Rico, has been coming to the poker run for the past four years. We arrived on Friday and have been taking it easy having some Painkillers, some Bushwhackers and a little bit of fun, Martinez said.
54 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 British Virgin Islands He enjoys the event because he is able to get his boat on the water with other boaters who share the same passion. It is one of my biggest hobbies in my life, Martinez said. His 2003 bright yellow and orange boat stood out among the other participants. The 50ft boat can top more than 90mph with more than 2000 horsepower. However, size doesnt matter according to the organizers who stress the event is not a race because participants compete for the best poker hand by collecting cards at ve different stops around the territory. Some boaters were in vessels just big enough for one person, while more than a 100 people took a chartered ferry. Sir Richard Branson even tried his luck while competing aboard a tender. All told, 181 hands were played. The poker run donated $4,000 to the Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust and $1000 to Virgin Gorda Animal Rescue. First place of $7500 went to VG resident Joseph Smith with a Straight Flush. Second place was Bob Barnhart with four Kings. He took home $4000. A nd third place went to Troy Barzey with four Queens for $2000. I got nice cards this year, Martinez said. It is the best I have ever had in the last four years that I have been coming here. I dont care about the winning. I like the sharing and having a lot of fun. Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands. Erika Sorrentino shows off her card during the second to last stop at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 55 St. Maarten/St. Martin HEINEKEN LIGHT OPEN CARIBBEAN LASER CHAMPIONSHIPS RAUL AGUAYO WINNER OVERALL BY GARY E. BROWN Orient Bay, French St. Martin, is famous for its golden beaches and nude sunbathing. This year Orient also played host to something less risque, the 23rd Heineken Light Open Caribbean Laser Championships. This is the biggest really interisland Laser regatta in the Caribbean, and thats what makes it so important, says organizer and competitor Frits Bus. We have classes in the 4.7 Laser, the Radial Class, the Master Class and the Standard Class. The importance of the championships shows in the quality of the competitors and it brought together top sailors from around the region. The two-day, nine-race regatta, sailed June 9th 10th, offered challenging conditions with often light and shifty winds. In Standard Class, it was clear from race one that Olympic sailor Raul Aguayo of the Dominican Republic, demonstrating superb skills and boat speed, was the man to beat. Kevin van Otterdijk, 17, of Curaao, gave it his best shot, dazzling the competition to nish second (and second overall) behind class and overall winner Aguayo. Last years champion, Benoit Meesemaecker of St Barths, nished third. With four different classes, Laser competitions are popular amongst sailors of all ages. In the Radial Class local teenager Rhne Findlay delighted his new sponsor, Maclaren, with a winning performance. Findlay was pushed hard by second place Jonathan Woods from Tortola. Third and fourth place tied on points, with Jolyon Ferron of St Maarten breaking the tie to take a podium place ahead of Henry Fondeur of the Dominican Republic. Laser Master Class (45 to 54 year old) is not a competition for the unt. Racing Lasers requires stamina as well as skill if you are to perform well at this level. Here, multiple champion Karl James of Antigua took the honors, having broken the tie with second place Markku Harmala of St Barths. Event mainstay Frits Bus nished third in this very competitive class. Future champions can be found in the Laser Junior 4.7 Class and the youngsters raced hard, no doubt having learned a thing or two while chatting to the older competitors. On the day it was two sailors from Tortola that held sway with Matthew Oliver, 15, clenching victory ahead of Mollee Donovan, 15, the only girl in the regatta. Third place went to Jose-Luis Riviera, 15, of Puerto Rico. The Heineken Light Open Caribbean Laser Championships was organized by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club under the auspices of the Caribbean Sailing Association. For full results and list of sponsors, visit: http://laserchamps.com The start of the 23rd Heineken Light Open Caribbean Laser Championships in Orient BayPHOTO: RUARGH FINDLAYThe Winners Podium Raul Aguayo, Dominican Republic (center), Kevin van Otterdijk, Curaao (left) and Benoit Messemaecker, St. Barths
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AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 57 St. BarthlemyHEAVEN ON EARTH?BY CAPTAIN MARK DENEBEIMThis could very well be the entrance to heaven: On the hill is a large white cross overlooking a crowded harbor entrance dotted with picturesque islands. Le Croix serves as a sort of mid channel marker for both the small, prop driven planes that drop out of sight to land behind the villa dotted peak it dominates, and for the multitude of visiting yachts as they work their way into a bustling Gustavia Harbor, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies. A classic Mediterranean feeling immediately envelopes you, with more superyachts backed on to the quays and perhaps 25 smaller yet still impressive yachts moored Bahamian style in the center. About 100 recreational shing and pleasure boats are moored along the seawall, where shops and trendy restaurants await on shore each with an attractive vibe all their own. And the sunsets are among the best in the Caribbean; conrming the entrance to heaven! If thats not enough proof, witness the topless angels that frequent the gorgeous beaches. In St. Barths, even the ugly people are good looking!I joined my friends at La Plage to honor the local super model and pole dancer extraordinaire Christina in celebration of her 30th birthday while the moon rose over the star lit horizon.
58 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012ing Marigot, offers a semi burlesque cabaret dinner show that is often the highlight of any visit to St. Barths. Yet its the people, visitors and locals, that you will remember most. Here you will nd warmth, hospitality and patience. Everyone is willing to offer helpful advice or even a ride, as hitchhiking is easy and safe, especially since taxis are so expensive. Or rent a scooter, everyone drives them! Even at the exclusive Nikki Beach and Eden Rock Hotel, a perfect example of St. Barths brash opulence mixed with humble living exists. One April day, while my catamaran Sanctuary and I were anchored there, a Moroccan theme highlighted the party at Nikki Beach as belly dancers and Les Voiles Regatta participants tabledanced all afternoon. In the middle of the festivities, the shing boat RGM ofoaded about three dozen Mahi Mahi into a small plastic row boat, and the two burly shermen paddled their overloaded dinghy to shore. Later that night, a y sherman cast his line while standing on the reef at the base of the Eden Rock promontory, forming a bright silhouette thanks to the exterior lights of the famous hotel. Upon swimming back to the boat at sunset, when I also saw many turtles in the bay, I heard erotic moaning from Eden Rock as two lovers enjoyed the hot tub at the foot of their cliff-side room, oblivious to my presence on the boat a mere 40 yards away. The pleasant yet quirky nature of St. Barths continued later that evening while I enjoyed a tapas dinner at nearby Le Piment. I met a couple who had rented the historic Gustavia Anglican church for 15 minutes to renew their ten-year wedding vows and hired the long time local musician Soleil to perform. I shared a drink with the pastry chef from Eddys Restaurant and withstood the drunken monologue of a Portuguese construction worker whose French no one could understand. Perhaps the only blemish here is that tobacco smoking is rampant, with no end in sight. At ten, I joined my friends at La Plage to honor the local super model and pole dancer extraordinaire Christina in celebration of her 30th birthday while the moon rose over the star lit horizon. A perfect tribute to my friend and a typical day on St. Barthswarm, beautiful and a heavenly place to spend time and money while still on Earth. Captain Mark Denebeim, formerly a charter boat captain aboard his Island Spirit catamaran Sanctuary is now a landlubber based in Red Hook, St. Thomas, where he is starting a weekly vacation dating business: ParadiseMatch.com. Sanctuary is available for bare boat charter from www.barecat.com But what makes St. Barths heaven is what happens here, amongst the super rich and those that serve them as one local succinctly described the populace of 9,000. Nothing illustrates the true soul of St. Barths better than the two 25ft engineless boats that gently sail out of the harbor about 5pm, each and every day, crisscrossing through the anchored and moored vessels in the outer harbor until they drift their way back to rest along the seawall well past dark. Across the water, you can hear the cacophony of giggles from the dreadlocked sailors who toot their air horns in celebration of pure sailing enjoyment; simple pleasures that money cant buy. A festive atmosphere exists daily during the season with live music throughout Gustavia Harbor, most regularly at places like BAZ and Les Routes des Boucaneers, and a DJ thumps popular house and disco standards at Bagatelle and at the Yacht Club. Le Ti St. Barths, on the hill overlookSt. Barthlemy
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60 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Grenada We have passed the Moliniere-Beausejour Marine protected area on the leeward side of Grenada, just north of St. Georges, countless times. This year curiosity overcame us and we decided to explore the area. The dual attraction of the site is the Marine Protected Area and the underwater sculptures It might seem a contradiction of purposes to allow underwater sculptures in a Marine Protected Area, but when you don your mask and snorkel, you can see that the underwater sculptures have become part of the ecology of Moliniere Bay. There are 65 sculptures created by Jason de Caires Taylor, a sculptor from England. Some of the sculptures reect the history and folklore of Grenada, others are just art but they are all destined to become part of the ocean oor supporting coral, sponges and sh habitat. When the artist came to Grenada he was stuck by the devastation hurricane Ivan had on the reefs and sea oor in Grenadian waters. He combined his two passions of sculpting and SCUBA diving and in 2006 the sculptures were installed in Moliniere Bay. MARINE ART IN A MARINE PROTECTED AREABY DEVI SHARP PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SCUBA TECH Vicissitudes is the signature sculpture in the park and honors the diverse ethnic backgrounds of the children of Grenada
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62 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Being prepared for violent weather takes proper planning and the right equipment. Landfall has the gear and advice you need, including ACR EPIRBs and PLBs, Mustang PFDs, and Winslow rafts. Find a safe harbor with paper charts and electronic chips from C-Map/Jeppesen and Navionics. Stay warm and dry with foul weather gear from Musto, SLAM, Gill, Henri Lloyd, and more. We ship daily to the Caribbean. All it takes is a call or click. Visit us online to get our free catalog and monthly e-mail. SAFETY | NAVIGATION | REFERENCE | WEAR2012 Landfall Navigation. All rights reserved. HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE.SEEK LANDFALL.800-941-2219 | landfallnav.com 2011C-MAP DEALER OF THEYEAR Grenada local communities. Many Marine Protected Areas throughout the world have demonstrated that a protected area improves the shing success in the adjacent non protected areas. The MPAs provide a nursery ground for sh and those sh will disperse into the surrounding waters. The wardens enforce the prohibition on spear and line shing in the MBMPA. They have also been trained to monitor the reef using internationally accepted methodology. There are six communities adjacent to the MPA. Stake holders are encouraged to participate in the development and management of the area. Community support is critical to the success of any MPA and one of the rst projects was to have a coastal cleanup day to remove trash from the shoreline and underwater locations of the MPA. Anchoring is prohibited and the white mooring balls are for non-commercial use and red balls for commercial use. The cost of a mooring ball for a day is $10.00 USD and there is an additional cost of $1.00 USD for snorkeling and $2.00 for SCUBA use. That is a small fee to pay for the conservation of a marine area. Although this is a small MPA it is important because it is part of a network of MPAs in the Eastern Caribbean. Marine biologists agree that size matters for Marine Protected Areas, but networks are critical. Devi Sharp is a retired wildlife biologist now exploring the Caribbean with her husband, Hunter, on their sailboat Arctic Tern Editors note: Scuba Tech is a full service dive center that offers diving trips and instruction and is located in the southern end of Grenada. Visit: http://www.scubatech-grenada. com/en/ for details. The Lost Correspondent is hunched over his typewriter awaiting his fate as an artificial reef
AUGUST 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 63 Suriname SURINAMEA PATH LESS TRAVELED BY BIRGIT HACKLAfter the tropical downpour, the dense jungle foliage sparkled in the rst rays of sun. The giant trees and the rig of our boat reected in the calm, tea-colored waters of the forest stream. Around us, the forest awakened; animals started calling, chirping, clucking and humming. Colorful birds and butteries utter around the boat. Suddenly, there is a loud, crashing sound on the other side of the river and a group of monkeys swing through the trees. Sounds tempting? This was only part of our experience while cruising Suriname. The former Dutch Guyana is a friendly, safe and welcoming melting-pot of South American, African, European and Asian cultures (and their cuisines). The ofcial languages are Dutch and Sranan Tongo (a Creole), but most people speak English as well. The best times to visit this part of South America are the two dry seasons (February to May, August to November). Suriname is a convenient stop-over for yachts on their way from the Canary Islands or the Cape Verdes towards the Caribbean, as it can be reached on a downwind course with the North Equatorial Current pushing the boat along. Sailing towards Suriname from the Caribbean poses a challenge because you will have the Guyana Current against you on the way south. On the other hand, the same current makes sailing back easy. The port of entry is Paramaribo on the Suriname River. Although the entrance to the river is well buoyed, it is better to enter during daylight with a favorable tide. (Before entering, call MAS (Maritime Authority Suriname) on VHF # 16.) After sailing ten miles up river, you will reach the capital Paramaribo. There are no marinas as few yachts pass this way, but anchoring is possible in front of the Torarica Hotel. With the wind blowing in from the sea, conditions can get choppy and uncomfortable in the four knot tidal stream. Nevertheless, its practical At anchor in the Perica River
64 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012to anchor here with supermarkets, cheap food stalls and restaurants nearby. To obtain clearance, you must rst go to the Foreign Police and then the Immigration Ofce. This is a bit complicated as the ofces are in different parts of town, but the staff are friendly and after two days you are the proud owner of a visa and ready to explore the country. Paramaribo offers some interesting sights like a fort, an impressive wooden cathedral and a pretty town center with colonial houses, but the real attraction is the rainforest. Suriname has more than 1000 miles of navigable rivers (charts are available at MAS), some cannot be entered by sailboats because of bridges, but two interesting routes remain open: the Corantijne River, near the border to Guyana, and the Commewijne, with its feeder rivers, Cottica and Perica, not far from Paramaribo. The Corantijne, with its numerous islands and sandbanks, poses a challenge for the navigator; however, the Amerindian villages on its shores make it culturally very interesting. We decided to go for the simpler option and sailed up the Commewijne where different eco-systems are located within a small area. Our whole trip took us only 41 miles up the rivers, but we felt as though we were in the heart of the jungle. The Commewinje is similar to the Suriname Rivera broad stream with rapid, shallow waters the color of milky coffee. For the rst few miles you have to stay within the marked channel, there are small villages on the shores and water taxis with strong outboards buzzing between them. The river soon gets narrower and deeper and once you pass the last village (Alliance), trafc is scarce. From there on its only you and the rainforest. Shortly after Alliance, the Cottica River branches off. This river is still murky, but already there is less current, it is deep and there is good holding for the anchor. The next feeder river is the Perica. Because of the humic matter, its water is clear but so dark it resembles black tea. We dropped anchor here, secured the boat with a line to a tree to avoid being swept against the shore at the turn of the tide, and stayed for a week, alone, in our own little paradise. We had pictured ourselves waiting motionless in the dinghy for hours in order to get a glimpse of the wildlife, but it wasnt necessary as plenty of animals came close Suriname The Cathedral at Paramaribo Into the jungle Solitude Creek
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88 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2012 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning THE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSON Start cooking up these healthy summer recipes and enjoy the most delicious dishes of summer.DORADO (MAHI MAHI) STACKS WITH SALSA VERDEThis recipe was given to me by Mark on the S/V Pacic Wave. Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: Serves: 4 4 Dorado llets (about 1 inch thick) or any other white meaty sh with no bones 1 large aubergine (eggplant) cut into inch thick slices 2 beef tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 small ball of mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced 1 handful of fresh basil, remove stalks 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp olive oil Make the Salsa Verde by combining the parsley, capers, dill pickles, anchovies and garlic in a bowl.Stir in red wine vinegar and olive oil. Set aside. Brush aubergine (eggplant) with some of the olive oil and cook under a hot grill or in a griddle pan until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel. Heat a little oil in the griddle pan and cook the Dorado llets (about 12 minutes) or until golden brown. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan with the sh and cook for 1 minute. On 4 serving plates layer the aubergine, followed by the basil, tomato, mozzarella and dorado, then drizzle with Salsa Verde and serve. Note 1: This is an excellent lunch or dinner entre. Mark says I have combined numerous vegetables and textures so that it can be served on its own wthout additional side dishes. Note 2: Recipe can also be made with plaintains instead of aubergines, as shown in the photo. In summer I love to make a compote of sauted fresh cherries. Do this by warming pitted cherries with a generous handful of sugar in a covered saucepan until very soft and juicy, about ten minutes, then add a shot of Kirsch at the end. You can prepare the cherries a few hours before you plan to serve them or even the day before the cherries get much more avorful and the juices thicken into a glistening rubyred sauce as they sit. A bottle of kirsch is great to keep in the galley. A few drops of kirsch highlights and augments the avor of every kind of berry imaginable, along with peaches, plums, etc.TUNA BURGERS WITH GINGER & CARROT SAUCEPrep time: 30 minutes. Cooking time: 4 minutes. Serves: 4 SAUCE:2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 1 small carrot, roughly chopped 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce Pinch of sugar 2 tbsp water Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to tasteGARNISH: 1 cup spicy sprouts 4 whole-grain hamburger buns avocado, sliced Sauce: In a food processor, pulse the ginger and carrot until nely chopped. Add the vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and sugar and process until smooth. Drizzle in water and combine; season with salt and pepper. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and set aside. Burgers: Chop the tuna into chunks. Wipe out the food processor and add the tuna; pulse a few times to break up the pieces. In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp olive oil, the soy sauce, lime-juice, cilantro and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Pour over the tuna and process until well blended. Form into 4 patties; brush each lightly with the remaining olive oil. Preheat a grill or frying pan. Once hot, add the burgers and cook for 2 minutes on each side for rare, or to preferred doneness. To serve: Place the burgers on buns, top with sauce, avocado and sprouts. Capt. Jan Robinsons Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Visit www.shiptoshoreINC.com email CapJan@aol.com Tel: 704-277-6521. Dont miss Jans latest book: DINING ON DECK DELICIOUS DISHES FOR SUMMER BURGERS:1 lb sushi-grade tuna 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 lime, juiced 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger Kosher salt and freshly ground pepperSALSA VERDE:2 large handfuls parsley, nely chopped 2 tbsp capers, rinsed 1 tbsp dill pickles, nely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tbsp red wine vinegar cup olive oil Dorado (Mahi Mahi) Stacks with Salsa Verde