All at sea
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8 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Editors Log One of the things I like most about cruising, aside from being alone in mid ocean, is visiting places that are off the beaten track. Places that for various reasons we are not recommended to visit. Now, before you go accusing me of sending you into unsafe harbors and anchorages, Ill explain. I came to understand long ago that cruising means different things to different people and that yachtsmen and yachtswomen are an unusual lot. Cruisers experience one of the last great freedoms allowed to mortals, the freedom to sail beyond the horizon on their own little ship. The right to come and go as you please brings with it huge responsibilities. The choice of where to go and what you do once you get there is down to you. Logically, you would learn as much as possible about a place you might want to visit and base your decision to go there on what you have learned. But does that always work? The answer is no. In this edition, Birgit Hackl talks about her voyage to the Caribbean and a stopover in the Cape Verde Islands. The Cape Verdes have long had a reputation for lawlessness and yachts avoided the place. Birgit found the archipelago to be a magical place, safe, with warm and friendly people. Her article makes you think. Elsewhere in this edition, Captn Fatty Goodlander has a rant about dirtdwellers and why he is desperate to get to sea. He also touches on the subject of off the beaten track cruising, how people deal with it, and how they can be talked into doing something they later might regret. Fattys article touches on the perennial question of whether cruisers should or should not carry weapons. I have had my own experience with them and it was rather interesting. When we were in Gibraltar preparing to sail to the Caribbean, I was given an antique 4.10 shotgun (one up from a ”intlock) and a bag of cartridges by an old man who said youll need it to shoot pirates.Ž I had been at sea about a week when I remembered the old gun and dug it out from under my bunk. Standing on the aft deck and feeling like Dirty Harry, Rooster Coburn Gary E. Brown, Editor and Rambo all rolled into one, I rammed a shell into the breach, tossed a bottle over the side, pulled back the hammer, aimed, “red, and ƒ click! Nothing happened. I tried again and all I got was another click. No big bang, no recoil into the shoulder, and the bottle, which could well have been a pirate, had made off unscathed towards the horizon. Frustrated, I lowered the gun. BANG! The shot blew a hole in the deck between my feet. As I was naked at the time, I had powder burns where no man should have them. In fact I was lucky to have them at all! Why, I dont know, but I kept that gun on board for years. The last straw came when we visited an island (I prefer it remain nameless) and declared the gun while clearing customs at the police station. You would think I was armed with a nuclear bomb. I was frog marched back to the boat, a distance of about half-a-mile, by three guards armed with submachine guns. The old gun was brought in triumph from the boat and I was frog marched back to the police station, only now accompanied by an army of howling kids. My protestations that the gun didnt work and that you were safer standing in front of the damn thing than you were pulling the trigger got me nowhere. It was the same procedure when I went to clear out; only this time in reverse. Worse, on reaching the dock I was bundled onto the boat and the police immediately threw off the lines and waved me away, at gunpoint. And still I kept the gun! That is until we went to Florida where I met a chap, an engineer, who loved and understood guns. I showed him the 4.10 and he swooned. He said it was an English fowling piece of around 100 years old. A collectors item that he would love to have for his collection but as it was quite valuable, I should keep it. Before leaving Florida I gave him the gun. I hope he wasnt naked when he pulled the trigger. READY, T AKE AIM ... CL I C K


10 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 FEATURES 52 CARIBBEAN REGATTA PREVIEW: January … March COVER SHOT: Superyacht Challenge Antigua | Photo: Ted MartinT HIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE 52 January 2013 DEPARTMENTS 8 EDITORS LOG14 WHERE IN THE WORLD?16 CARIBBEAN NEWS17 EVENT CALENDAR18 YACHT CLUB & FISHING CLUB NEWS20 SAILING HUMOR The Madness of Modern Civilization Sailing with Charlie: Sharks26 SUPERYACHTS Give Your Yacht a Ride! 28 DIVING Dive Alone … Die Alone 30 OUR NATURAL WORLD Waterspouts32 RACING CIRCUIT Gardner & Rockstars Plunder The Golden Rock Regatta New Melges 32 Series in The Caribbean38 FISHING Port Antonio International Bill“sh Tournament St. Lucia International Bill“sh Tournament42 CRUISING The Quintessential Cruising Photo46 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING Cape Verdes … Repblica de Cabo Verde The Caribbean 150082 ISLAND REAL ESTATE GUIDE84 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE94 MARKETPLACE 102 SPONSOR DIRECTORY 104 CARIBBEAN DINING Salads, Salt Fish, Fry or Bake Continued on page 12PHOTO: TIM WRIGHT


12 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN 14 MAP57 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS St. Croix International Regatta 61 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS BVI Charter Yacht Show Culinary Contest Junior Sailor Pro“le: The BVIs Sam Morrell Triple Jack Snatches Back Round Tortola Record 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 Virginia and Carolinas Sales KATHY ENZERINK kathy@allatsea.net 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 (410) 929-2248 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.a ll atsea.net January 2013 67 ST. BARTHLEMY Questel Wins National Title 2012 Saint Barth Cata Cup73 GRENADA Travels With My iSupRESOURCES 78 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 80 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS66 PHOTO COURTESY OF BROADSWORD COMMUNICATIONS


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14 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic IS L AND EVEN T S & IN T ERES T S ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGE WHERE IN T HE WOR L D? CONGRATULATIONS, ROSS AND THANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA Dear All At Sea I live in Anderson, Indiana, and I love to sail. I have a 22ft South Coast sailboat. I also love to cave, when I am not sailing. This picture is of me in Sheep Cave, Missouri. This is where we do a lot of our caving. My parents also have a condo in Red Hook, St.Thomas, USVI. That is where I pick up copies of your magazine. When I am doing some hard caving, I read All At Sea when I take a break. Thank you, Ross Lemley 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: subscribe@allatsea.net or mail to: 382 NE 191st Street #32381, Miami, Florida, 33179-3899. PAGE 64 Junior Sailor Pro“le: The BVIs Sam Morrell T


JANUARY 2013 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 67 Questel Wins National Title: M M PAGE 73 Travels With My iSup P P Tr


16 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 News C ARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD New Transatlantic Rally LaunchedA new Transatlantic rally between the Canaries and the Caribbean has been launched by Sailing Rallies Ltd. The Christmas Caribbean Rally will leave Marina Rubicn, Lanzarote, on December 16th 2013. Participants will sail 2850 miles to the popular Jolly Harbour marina, Antigua, spending Christmas and New Year at sea. Open to boats between 6.4m and 23m, the allinclusive boat entrance fee, includes a huge discount package (for example on berthing and chandlery), a free preparation weekend, and even a free embroidered polo shirt for each crew member. Special events for children are also included in the entrance fee. A cleverly thought through rally membership card which is valid until the end of May 2014, allows those cruising the Caribbean after the rally to access yard discounts in Antigua and Grenada and includes seven free nights berthing in Port Louis Marina in Grenada. For information, visit: www.sailingrallies.comBequia Youth SailorsSir Frederick Ballantyne, Governor General of St Vincent & the Grenadines, supports the Bequia Youth Sailors and their Olympic Dreams. Started by Andy Mitchell and Christian Schrijver with many local supporters, the Bequia Youth Sailing charity has been running for almost two years and is now looking ahead and setting its sights on the next Olympic Games. November saw an impromptu regatta on Young Island where Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Governor General of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Simon Carey, Regional Manager for TUI Marine for the Windward Islands (Sunsail & Moorings) offered their support to assist in fund raising. The charity wants to send six of its team to compete in a regatta in Puerto Rico in February 2013 and needs to raise 40,000$EC to help fund the trip. The regatta is seen as one of many steps towards developing an international team ready for the Olympic Games in four years time. Andy Mitchell of Bequia Youth Sailors said: It was a great day for the youngsters. To meet the Governor General and have his full support for the work were doing is fantastic. Carey noted it was important to give the young people of the islands such a great opportunity. There are some great sailors amongst the current teams, but there is also a lot of untapped talent which needs nurturing and encouraging,Ž he said. www.bequiayouthsailors.netPeg Legs Round Tortola RaceIn the 43rd annual Peg Legs Round Tortola Race sailed mid November, the Melges 32 INTAC vanquished trimaran Triple Jack to take overall honours and set a new monohull record in the Nanny Cay Challenge. Completing the circumnavigation in 3 hours, 57 minutes and 36 seconds, INTAC took 17 minutes and 29 seconds off the time set by Jurakan another Melges 32, in the 2009 race. Triple Jack was “rst across the line (matching her 2009 time of 3 hours and 33 minutes) 24 minutes ahead of INTAC but the time difference was not enough to win on corrected time. Pipe Dream was second overall and Reba was third. Girasoli won the cruising class. INTAC powers up the Sir Francis Drake Channel during the Peg Legs Round Tortola RacePHOTO COURTESY OF BROADSWORD COMMUNICATIONS


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18 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 News YA C H T CL UB & FISHING CL UB NEWS SHARE YOUR HAPPENINGS WITH THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY Sint Maarten Sport“shing FoundationFollow Me 5 from French St. Martin was named Champion Boat at the 5th Annual Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament with a massive catch of 336.6lb of “sh. Follow Me 5 also sailed off with the Top Angler trophy. Second place went to Yellow Whip from St. Martin with a total 243.5lb. The November competition attracted an outstanding 23 boats from around the region, “shing for a multitude of prizes. Sian Hudson aboard Natalie Kate was named Best Female Angler, and Joey Erato, aboard Five O won the Best Junior Angler award. Largest king“sh (30.4lb) went to the boat Briana Jami from Saba. The largest Mahi Mahi (45.1lb) was caught by Challenge from St. Maarten. Trimmed Out from St. Barths caught the largest wahoo, a 74.3-pounder, setting a new record for the event. Champion boat under 25ft was Scamp with a total of 74lb. Living the Dream from St. Croix won the prize for Best Dressed Crew. This tournament really made its mark,Ž said a Living the Dream crew member. I will encourage more boats to come from St. Croix to “sh this tournament next year.Ž Following the tournament, the SMSFF donated an undisclosed amount of cash to the St. Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation as a token of their appreciation. Fish caught during the tournament was donated to the St. Maarten Medical Center and the St. Maarten Home. Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club Clive Mahabir only caught one “sh in this years Wahoo Wind-Up. Mahabirs wahoo, however, weighed in at a whopping 91.3lb large enough to win him the top prize of $10,000 cash in this Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC)hosted and Budget Marine-sponsored tournament held in November. That was our “rst “sh, our “rst strike of the day, and I just concentrated on getting the “sh into the boat,Ž explains Mahabir, who was “shing aboard the Luhrs 40 Express, Mixed Bag north of St. Thomas when he hooked the huge “sh. It was only after we got it onboard that we realized how big it was.Ž Meanwhile, the catch of eight wahoo earned Team Biscoe the title of Top Boat. We had a great time,Ž explains Dr. Byron Biscoe, whose 12-year-old son Billy caught three of the wahoo, while her nine-year-old son Brett reeled in one during his “rstever offshore “shing tournament. The team “shed aboard DoubleHeader s, a 35ft custom center console. When we werent catching “sh, we were telling “sh stories and really enjoying our day together,Ž Biscoe says. Cash prizes were awarded to the anglers who caught the ten largest wahoo. In addition to Mahabirs “ve “gure prize, the team aboard DoubleHeader III caught seven of the ten largest wahoo: Chris Berry, second, with a 46.31-pounder and Tyler Maltby, third, with a 39.05lb wahoo. Prizes were presented at an Awards Dinner at the VIGFC. A ”eet of 12 boats from all three U.S. Virgin Islands with 62 anglers “shed the tournament. Personnel from the Department of Planning & Natural Resources Fish & Wildlife Department, headed by director Roy Pemberton, Jr., conducted the of“cial weigh-in. We had a great tournament and we invite everyone to come out and “sh with us in future tournaments,Ž says tournament director, Paul Meyer. For more information about the VIGFC, visit: www.vigfc.com Please send your Yacht Club & Fishing Club News to: editor@allatsea.net Dinghies and cash were just some of the prizes in Sint Maarten Sportfishing Foundation Wahoo Tournament


20 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013T HE MADNESS OF MODERN C IVI L IZA T ION VERSUS THE JOYS OF OFFSHORE BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDERSailing Humor A note from Fatty: I wrote this one year ago, just after returning from my second circumnavigation. I did not publish it. I found it too shrill, too truthful. Yes, circumnavigating is a dangerous addiction. Returning addles you. It is easier to start than stop. But Ive decided to release this column because it perfectly illustrates the confused state of mind of a contented sailor rejoining the dreaded rat race. Read on: It is impossible to convey how crazy todays America is to its land-lubbing, dirt-dwelling, rock-riding shore inhabitants„only offshore sailors seem to be able to accurately gauge its madness. We recently wrapped up our second circumnavigation„and are frantically preparing for our third„before the hooks of consumerism bury too deep. This means that, despite our better judgment, weve had to mingle with the Common Folk Ashore„people whose genetic pre-disposition towards sea sickness have condemned them to a life of misery among the worms, bugs, and snakes. (The worst pests, of course, are the politicians.) We had a wonderful 26-day passage westward from the Canaries„and then, suddenly, we were in the very Belly of the Beast. From every angle, we were bombarded with commercials. Our heads were “lled with dancing dollar signs. Wed been perfectly happy without a lot of plastic crap cluttering our lives„and were now learning that, in reality, we simply couldnt live without all that chintzy Chinese stuff from Kmart, Walmart, and Home Depot. If that wasnt bad enough„fear was shouted from every roof top. We were going to lose our precious cyber identity by innocently mistyping a password, Google was going to report what type of perversions we preferred and, hence, the Christian Right (or Liberal Left) was going to burn us at the stake. Capn Fatty working in the aft cabin of Ganesh his Wauquiez 43


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22 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013ƒ which might not be so bad because of all the new, trendy diseases. True, wed never heard of them before„but we need to be immediately protected from them nonetheless. One day some doctors (who were completely independent yet funded by a drug company) would announce a horrible new disease which millions were dying from or going to die from soon ƒ and the following day„lucky break!„that same drug company would announce the cure! ƒ well, not a cure, really„but if you took it for the rest of your life, well, youd have one ƒ a life, I mean. Nobody seems smart enough to say, Actually, I feel “ne. And Id prefer not to be a life-long drug addict. So, thanksbut-no-thanks.Ž Alas, even the marine community isnt immune from this fear-mongering. Many Western offshore sailors are petri“ed by the Somali pirates„who are half-the-world away. Hence, they huddle together in convoys and shake in fear as a local person of color rows by. ƒ how crazy is that? To sail a third of the way around the world to visit Vanuatu„and then scowl when a Vanuatuan rows by! I was born in Chicago. I laugh when I meet up with boats from major American cities while circumnavigating„who have a no locals aboard policy. We on Wild Card almost have exactly the opposite concept„no Westerners aboard! Yes, people from New Jersey scare me. The whole reason we sail to Borneo, Madagascar, and Africa is to meet the people„not avoid them. No, we dont travel in packs of self-reinforcing paranoia. No, we dont spend all our time comparing weapons, cleaning our guns, or checking our cockpit grenades. (We cruised with one boat with a milkcrate full of NATO grenades in the cockpit. You never know,Ž said its skipper„as if that explained everything.) It is so easy to fall into this Them-and-Us fear trap. We know two lovely people, Chris and Des, who are almost peace-niks in normal life„who were ordered by their buddy boat leader to make a batch of Molotov Cocktails for their Indian Ocean passage, and actually did! (They now are full of guilt and remorse but at the time, they felt they had to be ready to kill ƒ to survive recreational boating!) Insurance is another issue. You have to have it, of course. No, you shouldnt spend money on your anchors and ground tackle ƒ put it into insurance instead so that, when you drag, you can recoup some of your investment. I “nd it amazing that so many of my shore friends are betting (via their insurance payments) that they will be sick, ripped off, and/or have an accident. In fact, many of them have paid so much money into the system for so long„that it is almost a relief when they get cancer and are able to recoup some of their losses. The craziest part is how inconvenient having all the conveniences really is. I dont have a car not because of the expense it entails„ but because it makes me less free, not more free. And my personal freedom is something I cherish highly„ something which cant be purchased but must be earned„ something which is central to my life. Or, to put it another way, personal freedom is my core value. Marinas often take forever to check you in and out„and quiz you rudely upon entrance and exit by foot as well. Shipyards used to primarily charge you to haul ƒ now thats just one of the menu of choices offered: do you want your boat to stand upright or fall over? If you dont want it to fall over then fork of some more cash, sucker! One airline is exploring the concept of in-”ight pay toilets. (Revolt ƒ Pee in your seat, squat in the aisle, puke in the magazine pouch)! No, that of“ce full of people isnt to provide you with the corporate services promised but rather to invent new pro“t centers such as, well, billing fees. Why should we bill you for free?Ž asks the modern business manager. Billing is a service, and so the customer should pay.Ž Even worse is the two-tier system emerging: one for the highly-sought-after one percenters, and the other for the less desirable second class citizens I can remember when citizenship in many countries wasnt based on income„but that was a long, long time ago! I blame the airlines for this„they are constantly telling me I cant have the level of service I deserve unless I pay them an additional Golden Rube bribe as well. And, like the mobile phone companies, they attempt to muddy the waters with such nonsense as frequent ”ier miles and minutes instead of the truth. Okay. End of my back-rubbing-shoulders-with-the-dirt-dwellers rant. The Good News is that all of this silliness is ashore. We sailors can escape at will. Freedom is only a few miles away in the heart of Mother Ocean. The wind is, as yet, nontaxable. We only need be corporate lackeys if we choose to be. There are alternatives. ƒ like circumnavigating. It is easy and it is cheap. Heres all the technical info you need to know: in the tropSailing Humor The Good News is that all of this silliness is ashore. We sailors can escape at will. Freedom is only a few miles away in the heart of Mother Ocean. The wind is, as yet, nontaxable. We only need to be corporate lackeys if we choose to be.


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24 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013ics, the wind generally blows to the west. If you shove your boat away from the dock or lift up its anchor, its bow will turn away from the wind„and it will broad-reach away. Its that simple. Yes, you can make it more complicated, and many people do. But theres no need to. Theres nothing you need aboard in 2012 that Josh Slocum didnt have in the late 1800s. You can buy a used GPS for less than $20, and numerous people will give you charts for free. What else do you need? An electric bilge pump? Fine! Toss in another $50 or so. The trick is to shove off„to chop the umbilical cord to all this shore madness. To wake up. To tune in. To live! Once you are at sea, you will sober up from all this consumerism. The scales will fall away from your eyes. Youll realize you dont have to work to pay for a car (and other deteriorating stuff) to get you to work„that it is all a vicious cycle, a suckers bet for none-too-bright herd animals. No yachtsman has ever starved to death while sailing around the world. I live like a king on about one-third of what it costs me to be a stressed lower class American. We hold the future in our own hands. We have choices. We can empower ourselves. We can seize control. We can choose a completely different, completely fresh route. We dont have to follow the herd. There is nothing that you really have to do. You are in charge of your life„you and only you. Why be your own jailer? Why slip the velvet handcuffs of society onto yourself? Why not just say No!Ž Why not just refuse to be pigeon-holed by your consumer choices, to be labeled by what watch you wear, the car you drive, which computer you boot. Arent you going to hate yourself when the Grim Reaper arrives„and you havent yet truly lived? Do you really believe you have to spend more time at the of“ce? Are you that indoctrinated? Docile? Lulled? For some of us, the ocean calls. If you hear that call, I hope you respond with all deliberate speed. A sailor ashore is a “sh out of water„and a “sh out of water soon dies. I reach lustily for freedom„and the last place it can be found is just over the horizon, just beyond our watery reach. Life isnt a destination, it is journey. Why not begin yours today? Why not Chase the Horizon forever onward? Why not fully live while youre completely alive? Capn 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, Out“t, and Sail is out now. Visit: fattygoodlander.com Sailing Humor


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 25 Sailing Humor BY JULIAN PUTLEY GRAPHICS BY HANNAH WELCH As I write this there has been another report of a fatal shark attack off the coast of California and again the victim was a surfer. The news report said it was likely to be a Great White and that a surf board with “ns slicing through the waves could easily be mistaken for a tasty morsel by a hungry predator. To put all the surfers out there at ease, the report also said that shark attacks are extremely rare: from 2006 to 2010 there were only three fatal shark attacks in US waters. Considering that more than 200 million people visit US beaches each year, the number of shark attacks is tiny. Of those millions of beach goers, about 40 are attacked by sharks, while more than 30,000 need to be rescued from sur“ng accidents. To put this into perspective, there are approximately 25 million sharks killed by humans for every one human killed by a shark. So if you believe in karma, human attacks are likely to increase. Charlie often gets asked questions by his charterers concerning shark attacks, monster storms or other harrowing experiences. What was the most frightening experience you had while sailing on your world cruise?Ž asked one inquisitive young lady. Being attacked by a transvestite in Singapore,Ž replied Charlie. It is very rare to see sharks in the BVI. The reason is that all the large pelagic “sh including sharks feed at the drop off several miles from the islands. Close to the islands there is nothing for them to feed on. Charlie has seen Black Tips off Anegada, a Lemon Shark attacking a turtle and Nurse Sharks taking a siesta. In the Paci“c its a different story, sharks are much more prevalent and deep water often comes right up to the edge of the atolls. When Charlie was cruising the Paci“c in the 1980s he heard about the yam festival at Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, in the South Paci“c. It is a unique festival where young men jump off a man-made tower hundreds of feet high, head “rst, with nothing but vines tied to their ankles. It was, and still is, a death defying performance whereby a successful jumper must be so exact as to have his hair touch the ground as the vines stretch to their very limit, all done to please the god of the harvest (and to prove that he has the biggest cojones in the village). It was, in fact, the forerunner of bungy-jumping. Charlie had to see this so he sailed into a small bay in the lee of the island and anchored. As was his habit he dived down to inspect the anchor and the possible arc of swing to make sure the bottom had no obstructions. As he was doing this he noticed a throng of islanders on the shore all waving and making quite a din. Charlie was overwhelmed at this enthusiastic greeting and later, when he rowed ashore, he thanked the local chief for the wonderful welcome, Well,Ž said the chief, they were actually waving and yelling at you to get out of the water. Last week, right there, we lost one of our children to a shark attack!Ž Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel SAI L ING WI T H C HAR L IE SHARKS


26 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Superyachts Cruising to the Caribbean either from the U.S. or Europe is certainly an adventure. Yet, an annual trek like this can take its toll on a yacht in areas such as engine hours, fuel costs, crew hire, and wear and tear. These are some of the reasons why owners and their skippers, such as Capt. Casey Fasciano, aboard the 1949-built and recently re-built 72ft Sparkman & Stephens yawl, Bolero choose to give their yacht a ride on a yacht transport ship.  Bolero was completely re-built four years ago and is capable of crossing oceans, but she is a familiar museum piece and the owner likes to baby her,Ž Fasciano explains. Plus, shipping the yacht costs from half to GIVE YOUR YA C H T A RIDE! two-thirds of the price of putting together and doing a delivery.Ž Fasciano and his crew ”ew from Newport to St. Thomas in November to drive Bolero off one of Dockwise Yacht Transports (DYT) ”eet of semi-submersible dedicated yacht carriers that delivered the yacht in a “ve day trip. Since 1987, explains Catalina Bujor, the Ft. Lauderdale, FL-based public relations and marketing of“cer for DYT, the company has transported over 12,000 motor and sailing yachts to various destinations around the globe, offering owners and charterers safe and easy access to many of the worlds premier cruising grounds. For example, our sailing schedule caters to the popular sailing and charter BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The 686-foot Yacht Express in Martinique PHOTO: ONNE VAN DER WAL


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 27season in the Caribbean (ports of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and La Marin, Martinique), which begins in November and runs through June. In addition, DYTs year-round global routes for its semi-submersibles currently include the Mediterranean, East Coast USA, the Paci“c West Coast and the South Paci“c as well as the Caribbean. Weve also expanded our service and expertise to include lift-on/liftoff operations with third-party carriers when there is an opportunity to service an additional port that has not been scheduled for access by a DYT ship.Ž There wasnt much to do to prepare the yacht for transport,Ž says Fasciano. However, even though Dockwise personnel rinse the decks every day, we still decided to shrink-wrap the charthouse because we had just had it Awlgripped before we left. We shrink-wrapped the sail cover too, just as a precaution against any soot. In addition, I would also recommend having ”at rather than round fenders on the side of your yacht. Flat fenders are less likely to shimmy during transport.Ž Other preparation tips published on DYTs website include securing everything aboard the vessel as if crossing on the yachts own keel, delivering the boat as light as possible … meaning with empty fuel and water tanks … and powering down everything, unplugging batteries and storing cables to prevent any contact. For yachts 90ft and larger,Ž explains Bujor, a rider can come aboard. Most often this person is the engineer, “rst mate or other crew member of the yacht. The yacht is supplied with electrical power and water hook-ups, which allows for light maintenance during transit such as bottom painting, detailing and work on the engine and parts. The crewmember is served three meals a day in the ships mess room, and if weather permits, they may even have a barbeque onboard the ships deck. With our newest yacht carrier, M/V Yacht Express other amenities are offered such as an atrium with 180-degree views, a “tness room, a swimming pool with deck, large mess room and even a “fty-person theater.Ž Once in St. Thomas, it took less than a day after arrival to unload the yacht, says Fasciano. We ”ew down on Friday and the yacht arrived on Friday. The next morning we went over to Dockwise, drove her off by late morning and headed over to Yacht Haven Grande to take the shrink wrap off, wash her down, fuel and provision. We were all ready to take off and sail the next morning.Ž For more information, visit: www.yacht-transport.com/ homepage.html Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


28 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Diving Dive alone … die alone has long been a fact in the dive world. The mere mention of diving alone caused a diver to be shunned and looked upon as a risk-taking moron. When asked if solo diving was allowed, dive operators and dive resort personnel looked aghast and told the diver that under no circumstance was solo diving permitted and suggested the solo diver look elsewhere for a boat or resort. Likewise, scuba certi“cation agencies have historically preached the dive alone … die alone philosophy ƒ never dive without a buddy was scuba law. While diving alone was taboo in theory, the reality was then, as it is today, far different. Many divers dove solo and continue to do so although the subject remains controversial and not widely disclosed. As written in a previous article, it is dif“cult for an underwater photographer to “nd a dive buddy willing to burn a tank of air while the photographer waits for an octopus to position itself for a photo. In the same vein, if maintenance is necessary while a boat is DIVE A L ONE DIE A L ONE STORY AND PHOTOS BY BECKY A. BAUER in the water, where will that diver “nd a buddy who wants to watch him scrape barnacles off a hull? While this instructor cannot speak for all instructors, it is not unusual to “nd those who sneak off occasionally for a solo dive as respite from the responsibilities of shepherding students “ve or six days a week. Because it became more and more evident the always dive with a buddy principle was not necessarily being folSolo diver self-portrait Octopus


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 29 lowed, within the past few years some of the diver certi“cation agencies introduced solo diving courses albeit somewhat reluctantly it seems. Rather than openly acknowledge solo diving occurs, the new solo diver courses are sometimes labeled self-suf“cient diver distinct specialties, thus couching the agencies philosophies and long term promotion of the buddy principle and hinting that solo diving is in reality technical diving. I confess that I have made as many solo dives as I have buddy and instructor dives. That said, I “rmly hold to the belief that solo diving is a personal choice made after taking a step back to consider and analyze ones true diving skills. These skills include the ability to focus on the essentials of air pressure and depth„even if becoming the “rst person to ever witness Great Whites mating„along with diving experience, and the unfaltering ability to stop, assess and react appropriately in any unusual situation whether on land or in water. Because of this belief, I never have and never will suggest a diver go solo. Again, it must be a personal choice based on several carefully analyzed criteria. The basic prerequisites for enrolling in a self-suf“cient diver course are that the diver is an adult with a minimum of 100 logged dives and an advanced diver certi“cation. The required equipment includes a second mask, second air source, a sausage (aka a delayed surface marker buoy) and 100ft of spooled line. Depending upon the certi“cation agency, a pneumatic surface signaling device is also required as well as redundant gauges. I believe a diver down buoy indicating divers in the water should also be required whether solo or buddy diving. Is solo diving more dangerous than buddy diving? Statistics do not show solo diving to be any more dangerous than buddy diving. One tangent in the dive alone … die alone theory is that diving with a buddy is safer because the buddy will be there if gear fails, a diver gets tangled, suffers a medical emergency, or runs out of air. But, will that be true, especially if forced to buddy with a stranger? Buddies have been known to complicate a dive emergency by panicking and abandoning the distressed diver or not having the experience to know what to do and how to do it. The results are two divers in distress. Lastly, even though a diver may choose to become a certi“ed self-suf“cient diver, he still may not be able to go solo since many dive operators and resorts continue holding fast to the always dive with a buddy rule and insist on assigning every diver a buddy. Becky Bauer is a scuba instructor and award-winning journalist covering the marine environment in the Caribbean. She is a contributing photographer to NOAA.


30 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Our Natural World Waterspouts can be scary and intimidating even to the most experienced of skippers. They are not as dangerous as their landbased counterparts; the tornado or twister, nevertheless, care should be taken when encountering one of these natural phenomena. According to the Oxford English Dictionary a waterspout is a column of water formed by a whirlwind over the sea. Waterspouts can be divided into two categories: fair weather waterspouts and tornadic waterspouts. Fair weather waterspouts are more likely to occur during late spring to early fall where the summer months offer the right atmospheric conditions of warm, moist and unstable air and a growing cloud aloft. As the name indicates, they typically occur during fair and relatively calm weather with little wind, in the mornings or late afternoons, and develop under the dark ”at bottom of rising cumulus clouds. They are short lived and will form quickly, normally dissipating within 20 minutes. Fair weather WA T ERSPOU T SBY ROSIE BURR waterspouts move very little if at all, they start from the surface of the water and move upwards; by the time they are visible they are near maturity. Tornadic waterspouts are more dangerous and destructive in nature. They form over water or start life as a tornado over land and become waterspouts as they cross the coast. They form under convective storms cells when air rises and rotates around a vertical axis (mesocyclonic in action). They typically occur with afternoon or evening thunderstorms when the warm moist air provides an unstable environment. They can be accompanied by strong winds and large seas. Hail and lightening are common with these severe thunderstorms. These waterspouts develop downward and initially form as a funnel cloud or Tornadic waterspouts are more dangerous and destructive in nature. They form over water or start life as a tornado over land and become waterspouts as they cross the coast. PHOTO: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATIONA fully-formed waterspout … a wonder to look at but a deadly force in natureARE THEY A MARINE HAZARD?


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 31 tuba at the base of the cloud when a column of swirling air starts to rotate, condensing ambient moisture into water droplets extending towards the sea. This revolving motion causes a swirling mass of spray to rise up from the sea. If it continues to develop, the funnel meets the swirling sea spray and forms the column of the spout. These waterspouts have huge potential to be dangerous.Waterspout FactsWaterspouts are more commonplace in tropical regions but they can develop anywhere and are also common in many parts of Europe. The average wind speed in a waterspout is approximately 50mph (80kph) but can be as high as 150mph (241kph) and they can travel at speeds of anywhere from one to 80mph (128kph). Contrary to popular belief it is not sea water sucked up that appears to make up the spout but what studies have found to be a swirling mass of condensed water vapor. The diameter of a funnel can range from a few yards to 110 yards (100m). The myth that firing canons or other projectiles into a waterspouts path will break them up has never been substantiated.Waterspout SafetyRegardless of whether the waterspout is fair weather or tornadic in origin, all sea going vessels should take caution. Never navigate through a waterspout or move closer to it for investigation. To avoid a waterspout, try traveling at right angles to its apparent direction of movement. Darks spots on the water, followed by rings or a sudden shift in wind can be warning signs of a developing waterspout. If a waterspout is in close proximity and you are unable to avoid it, take down any sail, close any hatches and if possible stay below deck. During the summer months, in light winds, look for the telltale signs in the line of ”at bottom cumulus clouds or thunderstorms, or in the lines of thunderstorms that can develop any time of year. Although waterspouts are not as destructive as their land based cousins their ability to carry anything in their path makes them dangerous to vessels and small craft. Not only can waterspouts cause havoc to mariners, they can devastate coral reefs and marine organisms that are close to the waters surface. Sources: www.noaa.gov; www.marineinsight.com; The Cloud Book by Richard Hamblyn The Met Office Rosie and her husband Sim Hoggarth, both from the UK, have cruised the Caribbean and North America for over eight years aboard Alianna their Corbin39. Visit their blog: www.yacht.alianna.co.uk


32 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Racing Circuit GARDNER & ROCKSTARS P L UNDER T HE GO L DEN RO C K REGA TT A BY BETSY CROWFOOT When Annie Gardner showed up at the start line of the Golden Rock Regatta (GRR) wearing a pirate costume, it was clear she and her team The Rockstars hoped to plunder some booty during the “ve-day event. The eighth annual GRR saw 13 teams compete in the regatta which commemorates St. Eustatius Day. A combinaSwashbuckling Annie Gardner swept away the competitionPHOTO: BETSY CROWFOOT tion of distance races taking in St. Maarten, St. Eustatius (Statia) and St. Barths, along with a day of buoy racing off Statia, were held in ideal conditions in mid-November. When it was over, Gardner and crew had conquered the “eld of Bareboat and Open Class entrants in eight races, for the Statia Tourism Trophy and honors as overall winner of the regatta.




34 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Racing Circuit But it didnt start out that way. The Rockstars aboard the Moorings Beneteau 50.5 La Bte “nished last in the opener, a 26-mile circumnavigation of St. Maarten. That prize, the St. Rose Trophy, went to Siem Dijkshoorn and Team Statia We had a great start and then continued to move backwards throughout the entire ”eet,Ž Gardner quipped. Although born and raised in Miami, Gardner admits shes unfamiliar with Caribbean wind and sea conditions. It was extremely frustrating but a good shake-down for our crew, and a great way to form as a team.Ž After their rocky start (and a hasty bottom cleaning at Bobbys Marina) Gardner and crew went on to “rst-to-“nish in the Day Two, 33 nautical mile pursuit race to Statia. The following day, a series of four windward-leeward races was held in Statias Oranjestad Bay, taking advantage of brisk trade winds that twist and accelerate around the Quill. Perennial victor Bobby Velasquez, aboard his Beneteau 45F5 LEsperance aced that competition to win the Windward Island Bank First Salute Trophy. But The Rockstars were nipping at his heels. Gardner, an Americas Cup veteran, Olympic medalist, and world champion, was in her element. The whole ”eet started together, which was thrilling and fun. I loved the action, but I confess: we kissed (collisions Ed) a few boats.Ž Racing against Bobby Velasquez was challenging and an honor. He pushed us, and we pushed him a bit too.Ž Afterwards racers enjoyed Statia Day festivities on the island, including a street fair, “reworks, music and dancing at the new dinghy dock and waterfront square. The Rockstars also bagged the 30 nautical mile beat from Statia to St. Barths; while the “nal 18.5 mile return to St. Maarten, and Presidente Cup, was conquered by Klaas van Duurens Willow Real Estate Dutch Sailing Adventures triumphed in the Bareboat Two division; where Aquaholic was recognized with the Captain Oliver Memorial Trophy for the best performance by a “rst timer. The GRR is popular with visiting sailors who charter comfy cruising boats from The Moorings and Sunsail (replete with a handyman who traveled with the ”eet, “xing our daily boo-boos); who inevitably return each year. Van Duuren has both sponsored and raced the event since its inception, enjoying a blend of camaraderie and competition in a relaxed setting. Henk Ligthart said he enters Funfactor each year to introduce friends and novices to the sport of sailing. But participation in the Open Class has ebbed and ”owed over the years. Organizers would like to see more local racers compete, so to spur interest Velasquez plans to introduce a feeder regatta in celebration of St. Maarten Day. The inaugural event is expected to commence November 11 2013 and will also commemorate the 45th anniversary of Bobbys Marina. And next years GRR will include a stop in St. Kitts, according to Race Organizer Juul Hermsen of Windward-Adventures. The competitors de“nitely like to mix it up, and get the most out of their charters with a full week of sailing to several exotic destinations. Its a fun, friendly event with great competition, but not as costly or chaotic as some other Caribbean regattas.Ž Gardner expects to return to defend her title, but added, The people I sailed with were great sailors. I dont take the credit for winning this regatta: it takes a team.Ž We were here to have a good time and sail fast, but didnt keep track of our rating or scorecard. It was really a fun surprise to collect all this loot at the prize-giving,Ž she laughed. It was unbelievable to see how well we had done and how beautiful the trophies are.Ž Now, if I can just learn the ins and outs enough to ace that around the island race ƒŽ For full results, visit: goldenrockregatta.com A longtime yachting journalist, Betsy Crowfoot sails the warm waters of the world with a pen in one hand, and winch handle in the other. Bobby Velasquez and crew aboard the Beneteau 45F5 LEsperance PHOTO: BOB GRIESER


36 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Racing Circuit Excitement about the Caribbeans winter/spring sailing season revved up a notch with the introduction of the 2013 Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series. The Series, which consists of three sanctioned and one unsanctioned event in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, will welcome nearly 20 of the top teams in the world. Global interest in the Melges 32 is running high with 80plus teams racing competitively worldwide and more than 150 of these swift-sailing sports boats built and sold. If you gauge it by the key people involved in the class, the recognized grand prix owners of the world, and the professional tacticians and trimmers, it is obvious that it is the hottest class going right now,Ž explains St. Thomas Peter Holmberg, who along with the BVIs Mark Plaxton are among the movers-and-shakers behind the series inception. A lot of the Farr 40 owners jumped into this class over the past few years; smaller boat, hotter machine, more speed and thrill, tougher competition.Ž Inspiration for the Series began with the BVIs Team INTACs involvement in this class starting with Key West Race Week in January 2011. From there, the idea gathered steam and started to attract the interest and support of several key players in the International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA), including Harry Melges himself. It was through the combined efforts of these regatta organizers and some in”uential and respected key local promoters that ultimately brought the series to a reality. This series will have a massive impact upon the local yacht racing scene, says Mark Stephenson, the BVI-based CEO of INTAC Global Investments. Each of the four events will bring upwards of 150 to 200 sailors and support crew, with far-reaching economic bene“ts to the local economy and increased long-term bene“ts to our tourism industry. We hope that through the success of this inaugural series, the class participants and boat owners will support the possibility of this becoming a recurring biennial series, perhaps alternating between here and the more traditional winter series venues in Florida. There is even talk of the potential to host the 2015 Melges 32 World Championship here ... but lets not get ahead of ourselves. The focus right now is to pull off a well-organized and executed series with all logistics, from the transportation of the boats to the regatta venues and accommodations, being handled at a high level of professionalism, as will be expected from this class.Ž BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER NEW ME L GES 32 SERIES IN T HE C ARIBBEANPHOTO: 2012 JOY | IM32CA


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38 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Fishing Team Diana beat the ”eet and the ravages of Hurricane Sandy to win the 49th Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament (PAIMT), held October 20th to 28th out of Port Antonio, Jamaica, and hosted by the Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association. This marks the third time in the past dozen years that the Jamaicanbased team aboard the 52ft Hatteras has won the PAIMT. It was a very interesting tournament,Ž explains Diana s owner and one of its anglers, Richard Stewart. We started out releasing one marlin the “rst day and another the second day. The third day was the lay day and Hurricane Sandy pushed through with the eye passing only 12-miles away.Ž Port Antonio is a well-sheltered hurricane hole and one that celebrity visitor Errol Flynn discovered serendipitously after he was literally blown in on his disabled yacht in 1946. The namesake Errol Flynn Marina provided safe haven for the tournaments 34 yachts and over 130 anglers from Jamaica, the U.S., France and Holland. The tournament resumed after a clean-up day and extended one day so that no time was lost from the competition. The third day we caught our third blue marlin,Ž Stewart BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER POR T AN T ONIO IN T ERNA T IONA L BI LL FISH T OURNAMEN T DIANA BEATS THE FLEET tells. Interestingly, following the passage of the storm the “shing was very good and another boat, Tassy Wassy got in one day what it took us three to do … three blue marlin releases. The last day, By Pass got its third blue marlin. We were still in the lead based on time, but with 45-minutes to go there were three boats with three blue marlin. We were really biting our nails. Then Tassy Wassy hooked up its fourth “sh, but they lost it with 25-minutes to go.Ž The PAIMT is a qualifying event for the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) World Championships. Diana s win earned the team an invitation to compete in the championships set for April 2013 in Costa Rica. In other awards, Damien Moe on King“sher II caught the heaviest non-bill“sh, a 28lb wahoo. Colin Bell on Tropical Lagoon brought in the biggest tuna, a 17-pounder, while the heaviest dolphin award went to Elias Brimo from the USA who caught a 17-pounder while “shing aboard the Diana Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. The Winning Diana Team (from left): Richard Stewart, Sir Patrick Allen, Capt. Greg Lue Tenn, Rasta Doc DuQuesnay, David Levy, Capt. Custos Paul Muschett and Elias BrimoPHOTO COURTESY OF PAIMT


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40 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Fishing A competitive spirit, tons of talent, and a hunger to best the third place “nish earned last year led Trinidad & Tobagos team Vesper to win the 22nd St. Lucia International Bill“sh Tournament (SLIBT), hosted by the St. Lucia Game Fishing Association November 5th … 9th out of IGY Rodney Bay Marina. Captain Gerard Frothy Silva, who has “shed this tournament eight times and the last two at the helm of Vesper a 50ft Viking, “shed a FAD (“sh aggregating device) to the northeast of St. Lucia the “rst two days. On the “rst day, the teams anglers caught and released two blue marlin, and the second day a third blue marlin and a longbill spear“sh. On the lay day we heard news of a great FAD to the south,Ž explains Silva. So, after serious espionage, we found out it was located in the St. Vincent passage approximately 12 miles south of St. Lucia and 37 miles from the IGY dock at Rodney Bay. It was a good move to “sh this FAD as we caught six out of the ten blue marlin we hooked on that last day of the tournament.Ž Team Vesper s main anglers were Jerome Mcquilkin, who caught three blues and ultimately placed second in the angler category, and James Lathon, who caught two blue marlin and the one spear“sh. Ayoub Kabli, Nigel Garcia, The Hon. Anil Roberts (Minister of Sport in Trinidad & Tobago) and Silva each caught one “sh apiece. The team ultimately totaled nine blue marlin and one spear“sh release. BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER S T. L U C IA IN T ERNA T IONA L BI LL FISH T OURNAMEN T TOP PRIZES GO TO TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AND ST. LUCIA Female Angler Allison Devaux (center) of Pair A Dice from Trinidad TobagoPHOTO CURTSEY OF SLIBT The fleet puts to sea PHOTO: ALEX FOSTER


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 41We are a very competitive team,Ž Silva explains. We made little or no mistakes, which I was very pleased about. Marlin “shing is a team effort, so when everyone does their part it usually goes well.Ž The SLIBT is a qualifying event for the IGFA World Championships. Vesper s win earned the team an invitation to compete in the championships set for April 2013 in Costa Rica. Meanwhile, it was St. Lucias Franck Cherchel, “shing aboard the 36ft Luhrs, Exodus which placed second in the boat category with a total of seven blue marlin releases, who won Top Angler with the catch and release of “ve blue marlin. The captain and his team and my more than 20 year experience sport “shing is what led to our success,Ž Cherchel explains. Every day we paid attention to the “shing tackle, the fresh baits, and the captains direction with the possibility of always having a strike.Ž Nineteen boats and 89 anglers hailing from St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent, Martinique, Antigua, the USA, Scotland and England, collectively released 52 bill“sh including 41 blue marlin, nine sail“sh, one white marlin and one longbill spear“sh in three days of “shing. In other awards, Trinidad & Tobagos Allison Devaux “shing aboard Pair A Dice collected the Top Female award with the release of one blue marlin. Top weight “sh that came to the scales include a 349lb blue marlin caught by Trinidad & Tobagos Francois Mouttet aboard Magic Lady a 31lb wahoo reeled in by Cherchel, and a 30.5lb dorado (mahi-mahi) caught by Trinidad & Tobagos Ryan Agar on EZ Access The SLIBT is also a qualifying event for the Southern Caribbean Bill“sh Circuit, which includes annual tournaments on the islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia and Martinique. All boats and anglers entered in the circuit received points for attendance and scores. The boat with the most points earned throughout the year wins a custom perpetual trophy. The 23rd SLIBT will take place October 1st … 4th 2013. For information, Email: SLGFA@ yahoo.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


42 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 CruisingSTORY AND PHOTOS BY BARBARA HART THE QUIN T ESSEN T IA L C RUISING PHO T O Recently, the editor of All At Sea asked contributors for photos that best demonstrate the meaning of Cruising. His Email said: Possibilities are endless for a photo that depicts the Caribbean cruising lifestyle.Ž I didnt submit a photo as images of our two years at sea tumbled through my mind, and I couldnt decide which one was the quintessential cruising photo. Certainly weve all taken photos of a pretty boat under sail. I have photos of the Classic Yacht Regatta in Antigua, of the Regatta des Saintes, and of other cruisers passing by. (While I recognize there are an increasing number of folks who cruise under power, Ive taken no photos of boats motoring past.) Weve also taken photos of the sea and sky as we sail. Most of our “rst year of cruising was spent sailing to windward from Florida to Antigua. Since I had the dawn watch, I have many photos of the sun rising behind the clouds, and that image of making our way toward the east depicts cruising in the Caribbean to me. But sailing is actually only a small portion of life as a cruiser. We sail because that is our preferred means of travel and we travel because we want to visit new places, so the quint-


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44 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Cruising essential cruising shot could include local sights, such as a particularly handsome rooster in Deshaies, Guadeloupe, or just a photo of that beautiful town from the anchorage. I love the ”amboyant tree, and have many photos of its brilliant orangey-red blooms on waterside hills. One of my favorite photos from Five Islands in Antigua is of a small mangrove island just off the beach. Just like real tourists, cruisers hike and take in the sights, such as forts, rain forests, gardens, and animal sanctuaries. We particularly notice things that are different to what wed see at home, such as an unusual beach sign in Grenada, or the volcano on Montserrat. Ive taken photos from the local inexpensive buses found on every island. Weve ridden in family vans in Guadeloupe, in small, refreshingly air conditioned buses in Trinidad, and in unbelievably packed vans in Grenada. And like every other cruising sailor, we have quite a few photos of La Luna at anchor in favorite harbors. We like to eat and love to try new foods and, unlike most tourists or the folks on cruise ships, regularly purchase and prepare local foods. We have many photos of public markets taken from the Dominican Republic through Trinidad. Weve been hosted for an Oil Down in Grenada, and had a roti making lesson there as well. In Trinidad, we learned how Brazil nuts grow in gigantic acorn-shaped pods, actually enjoyed cow-heel soup and barbequed pigs tail, and ate doubles three times in a week. Can any photo, truly depicting the cruising lifestyle, not include the food? This cruising life is a social life. We make friends and reconnect with sailors (OK and power boaters) that weve met up and down the islands. We chat from the dinghy in the cruising version of a Maine doe-ah yaahd call. (Thats door yard call to folks not from New England.) We gather for drinks and snacks in the cockpit of one boat one night, and another the next. We attend events on shore, such as picnics on the beach, pot luck dinners, music jam sessions, and domino games. Weve been privileged to make friends with a number of island residents, enjoying the hospitality of their home. Any one of these activities with friends could be the subject of the quintessential cruising photo. We are cruisers, living and traveling aboard our own vessel; therefore, we repair the boat. This one thing may separate cruisers from all other visitors to the islands. We have many photos of my captain, EW, repairing the dinghy, outboard, auto-pilot, alternator, and a myriad other items. We have photos of the boat and lockers torn apart for any number of projects, photos of one or the other of us up the mast, photos of me mending the sails, and photos of each of us working on La Luna when she was hauled out in St. Lucia and Trinidad. Cruisers “x things and perhaps take more photos of things being “xed than any other group of people. Any of these could be the quintessential photo depicting the cruising life. But if I had to choose, Id pick a photo I dont have. It would show EW and me, sitting in the cockpit on a weekday afternoon. He would be practicing his guitar and perhaps singing, I would be reading an engrossing book on the Kindle, and would look up to take in the view from our deck just as the photographer captured the moment. Thats my quintessential cruising photo. Whats yours? Now sailing in the Caribbean, Barbara Hart lived aboard with her husband year-round in Maine for eight years. She has an active blog: www.HartsAtSea.com sharing what shes learned about living aboard, cruising, and staying married.


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46 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Seamanship & VoyagingSTORY AND PHOTOS BY BIRGIT HACKLC APE VERDES REPB L I C A DE C ABO VERDE The Cape Verde archipelago consists of ten islands and is located 800 nautical miles southwest of the Canaries and 400 miles off the coast of West Africa. Even though their location makes them a logical destination for yachts on an Atlantic circuit or for those sailing from Europe towards the Caribbean, few actually stop here, because of rumors about high crime rates, unfriendly locals or unprotected anchorages. We sailed there in autumn 2011 and fell in love with the islands. We stayed for three months, which still wasnt enough to explore all islands. Those who pass by miss a beautiful and interesting sailing area as well as a rewarding cultural experience.


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 47 The Cape Verde Islands have a pleasant, warm climate with little precipitation. Even though the islands lie close to each other, each one is unique. The western islands of Santo Anto, So Nicolao, Santiago, Brava and Fogo with its active volcano, are green, mountainous and perfect for hiking. The long, sandy beaches and constant winds of Sal, Boa Vista and Maio attract surfers. The crystal-clear waters around the islands are rich in “sh and divers can explore the numerous wrecks. The people are friendly and welcoming. They are descendants of Portuguese colonialists and African slaves. Although the of“cial language is Portuguese, many people have worked abroad and speak some English. There are few cars, people still walk and heavily loaded donkeys are a common sight on the cobbled roads. There are hardly any of“cial buses, but aluguers (mini buses or pickup-trucks) go between villages. They dont run to a schedule, so be prepared to wait a while or circle around town once youve found one„they dont set off before theyre packed with people, baskets of “sh, chickens, etc. Its a fun way to meet locals, but taxis are also available. There are some medium-sized supermarkets in bigger towns, elsewhere you can “nd minimarkets offering a basic, varying range of food (bring your own bags and egg cartons, they are a scarce commodity!). You can buy locally grown veggies and fruit for little money on the markets and the catch of the day is as cheap as its fresh: about $3US for a kilo of high quality tuna ... The marina in Mindelo has basic repair facilities, a fuel jetty for yachts, and water. On the other islands fuel is only available at gas stations on the road, but there are many public water hoses and if you cant “nd one just ask at a private house. The passages between the islands only take one or two days and there are numerous anchorages to be discovered. As the charts lack details, careful navigation with the help of a pilot book is necessary. You should stop “rst at one of the ports of entry (Palmeira on Sal, Mindelo on So Vicente or Praia on Santiago) to get your passport stamped. When moving between the islands one should always clear out with the harbor master (the clearance fee is about $10US) and check in on the next island. We decided to start with the desert island of Sal. Palmeira is a port of entry with a protected anchorage. The low, dry and brownish landscape lacks attractions, but the friendly locals make it worth a visit. Checking in at the sleepy police station can take a while and is a good way to decelerate and get into the slow, relaxed pace of the Cape Verdes. Remember, their motto is no stress. Boa Vista, just south of Sal, offers a beautiful anchorage with turquoise water, sandy beaches and white sand dunes Yacht anchored at Faja de Agua on Brava (note the line ashore); Below: Pitufa s course through the Cape Verde Islands


48 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013near the main port, Sal Rei. Boats should enter the bay from the south keeping well away from the reef. The dinghy ride from the anchorage to the small town is long and splashy, but the town is nice. So Nicolao lies 70 nautical miles west of Boa Vista. After the two desert islands its a real pleasure to see the green mountains of this island appearing after a nights sail. The “rst anchorage you come to is in the bay of the little “shing village, Carrial. They have neither facilities nor electricity, but some pleasant walks lead into the valley and up the mountains. The former main port, Preguia, on the western side of the gulf in the south of So Nicolao, has seen better days and can only be approached in calm weather. The best anchorage is on the western side of the island right next to the friendly town of Tarrafal, with its shops and restaurants. So Nicolao is a hikers delight„dont miss the colonialstyle capital of Ribeira Brava, situated in a fertile valley surrounded by terraced mountains. So Vicente has the only marina in the Cape Verdes. Its located in the pretty, lively town of Mindelo, where you can Seamanship & Voyaging “nd well-stocked markets, bars with live music (reggae and the local morno), restaurants, and the possibility to take a ferry over to Santo Anto. This is the most spectacular island with steep mountain ridges, vertical drop-offs and rugged craters. Brava, the smallest among the populated islands, lies in the southwest of the archipelago. We anchored in the well protected and stunningly beautiful bay of Faja de Agua with its cragged, black cliffs. Brava is our favorite: tiny mountain villages, friendly “shermen, cobbled paths crisscrossing the island„sail there and see whether you can resist its charm! For more details, photos, maps, etc. visit our cruising blog: www.pitufa.at Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer and their ships cat Leeloo set sail in 2011 on their yacht Pitufa. They have cruised the Mediterranean, Cape Verdes, and the Caribbean. They stick to the barefoot route, but try to avoid the beaten track.Checking in at the sleepy police station can take a while and is a good way to decelerate and get into the slow, relaxed pace of the Cape Verdes. Sal Rei on the island of Boa Vista




50 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Seamanship & Voyaging Steve Black, the Caribbean 1500s founding father, con“rmed after the start of the event that it was the “rst time in its 23-year history that it actually left the Chesapeake early Fall on the US east coast is always a dif“cult time for weather forecasting, and this year was perhaps the best or worst (depending on your perspective) example of that. The challenge in planning an offshore voyage in the fall is the tight window between hurricane season and the winter weather pattern. This year gave the Caribbean 1500 a late season hurricane in the form of Sandy. It complicated matters in Hampton because about eight of the yachts were hunkered down on the Chesapeake (mostly in Annapolis), and owners were worried about their houses ”ooding. Several crews ”ew out from Hampton to tend to their shore-side homes, only to “nd they were stranded as far a“eld as Toronto after numerous ”ights were canceled. One yacht was safely moored in the Hudson River when the storm hit. They escaped unscathed but they missed the start of the rally thanks to New York Harbor being closed to recreational traf“c. The ”eet, however, rallied (pun intended) and made it to Hampton by Friday, having only learned that day around noon that it was then T-minus 24-hours to departure. By Thursday evening it was apparent that another weather system was forming, this time looking more like the typical winter weather pattern. A noreaster was forecast to brew over Georgia and offshore of South Carolina, move northeast and strengthen signi“cantly. If the ”eet left ASAP, BY ANDY SCHELL, CO-EVENT MANAGER T HE C ARIBBEAN 1500 HISTORIC EARLY DEPARTURE Rally veterans Miles and Anne Poor arrived into Nanny Cay on their Tayana 55 Karina in the early hours of the morning. Inset: The only family boat this year, the Slocum 43 Helia, sailed by the Beams family with girls Mia (11) Hannah (14) and Ellie (9), arrived overnight at Nanny Cay


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 51 BOBBYS MEGAYARDProfessional Full Service Shipyard Simpson Bay Lagoon, St. Maarten 150 Ton and 75 Ton Marine Travel Lifts Subcontractor services available for the following services: Fully fenced with 24hr/7 days a week Security For Information and reservations: !"#$%%&%'(')!"#$%%&%*'" e-mail: megayard@gmail.comAny Job, big or small... they could get out ahead of it. If they missed this window, it looked to be at least “ve days until another one opened up and, even then, that was just a guess. Had I been delivering a yacht, Id have left even earlier (and indeed many of my captain friends did just that). On Friday morning we started speaking privately to a few rally veterans and a few other yachts to gauge the feeling within the ”eet. Rally vets Rick and Julie Palm of the Saga 48 Altair and Miles and Anne Poor from the Tayana 55 Karina agreed that now was the time to go. By noon it was of“cial … wed give the yachts the option to depart under a rolling start as soon as they felt they were ready following the skippers brie“ng, and the issuing of the Yellowbrick GPS trackers. Everyone was enthusiastic. The BVI ”eet would hightail it southeast while the ARC Bahamas ”eet would sail offshore to Beaufort and there wait out the weather window. The ”eet made good progress but the “rst low pressure system, just a little blip on the weather map, strengthened beyond anything forecast and gave the ”eet a bumpy second night at sea. The Palms, 1500 regulars who had also sailed round the world, said it was the most brilliant electrical storm theyd ever experienced. The [“rst] front was a great deal more aggressive than expected,Ž they wrote from sea. We went through one of the most active thunderstorms Ive ever been in. Extensive lighting, pea-sized hail and rain like the tropics. Not much wind, but from all over the place.Ž While uncomfortable, the squalls posed no real threat to the ”eet, and no major damage was reported because of them. And they didnt last. A day later, the Palms reported we are close reaching in 20 knots and having a great sail!Ž Once everyone made their landfall in Tortola, any bad thoughts about the weather quickly faded. The best was coming in and seeing Maria Karlsson (coevent manager) on the dock toasting us with drinks!Ž said Pat Fulmer of the Island Packet Cutter Loose Thoughts about the weather absolutely disappeared. It didnt even matter anymore.Ž Rally veteran Miles Poor, referring to the decision to depart early, claimed it was the single best tactical decision the event has ever made. Martin Lindsey of the Australian ”agged JAC agreed. It was a little bit courageous but dead smart and the right thing to do.Ž Andy Schell is a yacht captain, journalist and … along with his wife Maria Karlsson … the co-event manager of the Caribbean 1500. Follow Andy & Mia online at andyandmia.net


52 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 C ARIBBEAN REGA TT A PREVIEW: JANUARY MARCHBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The Caribbeans winter regatta season is jampacked with events for every sailor. Heres whats happening when and where and how you can join in the fun. JANUARY 18TH 23RD: Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race Over 40 yachts including record-holders such as the 105ft Brigantine, Tres Hombres ; 40ft Dubois Custom, Immigrant ; and 78ft Reichel Pugh, Idea will compete. The new 300-mile open ocean race to Antigua for CSA-rated yachts will depart January 23rd. Whats special, says organizer Alene Krimholtz, is a 77-year history dating back to trading schooners and the chance to win your weight in Mount Gay Rum Extra Old.Ž www.mountgayrumroundbarbadosrace.com JANUARY 25TH … 27TH: The Super Yacht Challenge Antigua Four races over this three-day weekend feature a limited ”eet entry of 12 to 15 yachts with social activities ashore at the Admirals Inn, English Harbour. Having no sponsorship guarantees the pure enjoyment of all participants without third-party con”icts of interest. superyachtchallengeantigua. blogspot.com St. Maarten Heineken RegattaPHOTO: TIM WRIGHT


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 53 JANUARY 25TH … 27TH: Heineken Regatta Curacao Hundreds of sailors from around the Caribbean, and world, will set sail in this real different regatta which features a huge variety of watersport activities from competitive sailing to a lighted boat parade. Races and nightly parties take place in historic Willemstad. Spectators have the unique opportunity to watch the racing from shore. www. heinekenregattacuracao.com JANUARY 31ST TO FEBRUARY 5TH: Grenada Sailing Week This new event will have a similar format to the keelboat regatta previously organized by the Grenada Sailing Festival. However, says board chairman Marc de Caul, we plan to add our own magic.Ž There will be more racing, new courses, a minimum of delays between races and nightly parties at Port Louis Marina. www.grenadasailingweek.com FEBRUARY 1ST … 3RD: Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta New this year is classes for J/24s, Open CSA Offshore Racing with Spinnakers and CSA Jib & Main, in addition to Optimists, Lasers, Sun“sh, Club 420s and IC24s. We look forward to hosting over 100 competitors from the Caribbean, U.S.A., Central America and the World,Ž says Commodore Gustavo Hermida. www.nauticodesanjuan.com FEBRUARY 7TH … 10TH: Jolly Harbour Valentines Regatta, Antigua Now a major international sailing festival, the 20th anniversary will see signi“cant changes such as three days of professionally-managed fun racing for boats with a maximum 10ft draft. Other classes include dinghies, onedesign, a pursuit series for casual racers and poker run. Spectacular for spectators and nightly parties make it fun for everyone. www.jollyharbourregatta.com FEBRUARY 1ST … 3RD: Grenada Sailing Festival/ Work Boat Regatta Competitive racing in wooden, bamboo-rigged, traditional work boats between sailors from the islands traditional “shing communities is the sole focus of this event. Everyone can join the party of thousands on Grand Anse Beach for food, fun and live music. www. grenadasailingfestival.com FEBRUARY 18TH: RORC Caribbean 600 Some 40 yachts will compete in “ve IRC classes. Guaranteed wind, sunshine, warm water, eleven islands that form the challenging course plus marine wildlife in abundance is what makes this special,Ž says Royal Ocean Racing Club CEO, Eddie Warden. It is a modern version of the Fastnet or Hobart races being 600 miles long, but no other race comes close to offering what the RORC Caribbean 600 has.Ž The 114ft ketch, Sojana ; Swan 44, Triple Lindy ; and the Mumm 36, High Tension are among entries. caribbean600.rorc.org FEBRUARY 20TH 24TH: South Grenada Regatta All sailors from near and far are welcome to race,Ž invites Jolly Harbour Valentines RegattaJODY SALLONS …DAY: WWW.LEADINGIMAGE.ORGGrenada Sailing Festival PHOTO COURTESY OF GSF


54 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Caribbean Regatta Preview organizer Lynn Fletcher. New: match racing has been moved to February 23rd so more spectators can join the ”oating regatta village. A dinghy concert will celebrate the regattas start on February 20th, plus there will be activities for the whole family to enjoy. www.southgrenadaregatta.com FEBRUARY 22ND … 24TH: Around St. Maarten Multihull Regatta Ten to 12 multihulls, 12 regional beach cats and a container full of beach cats from Europe are ready to race. New, says organizer, Mirian Ebbers, is an extra racing day with short courses. Both are scored individually and entry into each is not mandatory.Ž www.StMaartenMultiHullRegatta.com FEBRUARY 28TH MARCH 3RD: St. Maarten Heineken Regatta We are working hard to accommodate One Design Classes, like the Melges 24s and Melges 32s and Gunboats this year,Ž says regatta director, Michele Korteweg. Our only requirement is to have at least “ve entries in order to make a separate class.Ž Also new is an Inshore Class made up of Sunfast Jenneau 20s that are available for charter. www.heinekenregatta.com MARCH 11-15: Rolex Swan Cup … Caribbean This inaugural regatta, held out of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in Virgin Gorda, will include four days of racing under IRC rules, a host of social events and is open to all Swan yachts built by the Finnish shipyard. The YCCS is delighted to be teaming up once again with our friends from Rolex and Nautors Swan to bring the Swan Cup experience to the Caribbean,Ž said YCCS Commodore, Riccardo Bonadeo, in a release. The formula has been providing a top-class regatta in Porto Cervo for 32-years and the new event “ts perfectly into the racing calendar we are developing for our base in Virgin Gorda.Ž Many of the Swan owners that took part in the 17th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo have expressed their interest in participating in the Caribbean. www.yccs.com www.nautorswan.com MARCH 20TH … 23RD: Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous Yacht owners from around the globe will converge on Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Virgin Gorda for three days of racing under the International Superyacht Rule rating system, competing in both Performance and Cruising divisions. New this year is a “nal night spectacular beach party. www. superyachtregattaandrendezvous.com MARCH 22ND … 24TH: International Rolex Regatta A class of Melges 32s will race this year. This is good recognition from a strong class,Ž says chairman Bill Can“eld, in a release. The fact that we are the only event that is not stand-alone in this class Caribbean series speaks volumes about our professional race management team.Ž Extra surprises and celebrations will mark the regattas 40th anniversary. www.rolexcupregatta.com/index2.php MARCH 28TH … 31ST: St. Barths Bucket Regatta The racing format is being modi“ed slightly with racing oriented designs starting “rst with a conventional ”eet start. The three cruising classes will race separately with a customary pursuit start. There are “ve J-Class yachts entered for the “rst time ever and this is the “rst time since 1937 that “ve of these Js ( Hanuman Lionheart Rainbow Ranger and Velsheda ) will race together,Ž explains spokesperson Jeanne Kleene. They will sail in a special exhibition ”eet race on March 28th making a breathtaking sight. www.bucketregattas.com/stbarths/index.html St. Barths Bucket RegattaPHOTO COURTESY OF ST. BARTHS BUCKET REGATTA


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JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 57 United States Virgin Islands S T. C ROIX IN TL. REGA TT A CAROL M. BAREUTHER The end of hurricane season heralded perfect racing weather for the 20th St. Croix International Regatta, held November 9th to 11th and hosted by the St. Croix Yacht Club. Twenty-four boats from the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico competed in four classes, with two of these having seven or more entrants, meaning their skippers were vying for their weight in the Caribbeans quintessential favorite … rum! One skipper earning a seat on the scales was St. Croixs Jack Bishop. Bishop drove his J/100, Bad Girl to a “rst in the highly-competitive Spinnaker Class with a four and “ve point lead over St. Thomas Paul Daviss J/27, Magni“cent 7 and St. Croixs Morgan Dales Melges 24, Boogaloo respectively. We were behind by two points the “rst day, ahead by “ve points on day two and started day three with a “fth place by being over early. We ended the regatta with a “rst and second to win,Ž Bishop explains.  Magni“cent 7 and Boogaloo both gave us a good “ght, but when Boogaloo s SKIPPERS OF BAD GIRL & 19INI WIN THEIR WEIGHT IN RUM lifeline broke and the whole crew went for a swim, our lead increased. Also, our junior sailor crew performed well and having Peter Holmberg coaching and calling tactics rocked.Ž The seven-boat one-design Rhodes 19 class was equally competitive. St. Croixs Peter Stanton aboard his 19ini took the lead from the start and became the second skipper of the regatta to win his weight in rum. Yet, there was some close and exciting racing in this class. Stanton describes, On the second days “rst race it came down to the last boat length of the race. Chris Schreiber ( Chrys ) beat us across the line, but he hit the committee boat and had to do a penalty turn and then “nish. We won the following races that day until the last, when Cece Castruccio ( Rhode Hard Barb ) beat us by sound tactics. The third day, we had the regatta pretty much locked up, though the “rst race we were over early and ended up fourth. All in all most races were relatively closer than the point spread shows.Ž Spinnakers on the run! PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. CROIX REGATTA




JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 59 United States Virgin Islands warm up and shake down for the upcoming sailing season.Ž For full results, visit: www.stcroixyc.com/regatta Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. St. Croixs Jim Kloss, sailing his S2 7.9, Ambivalence handily won the six-boat Cruising Class with a “ve-point lead over Dedrick Luikens Creekmore 30, Aryeto The win, however, wasnt without some drama. The clew ring on the genoa broke just as Kloss and his team was setting it before the “rst days start. They jury rigged but it proceeded to tear, so the crew changed to a 1999 vintage North 110% jib that they used for the rest of the regatta. The challenge the last day was steering into Christiansted Harbor with the spinnaker up and a following sea. The last few minutes going past Fort Louise Augusta were a little scary,Ž says Kloss. We dont get many opportunities to ”y a spinnaker. Having my son Alec down from Minneapolis to trim the chute and call tactics was a big help.Ž Finally, St. Croixs Llewellyn Westerman came out of a seven-year race retirement to win the three-boat Multihull class aboard his 37 Mongoose trimaran, Charis We won all of our races until the last when we doused the spinnaker and it got caught around the mast. Thats when Moose (George Silver; Bold Venture II ) beat us,Ž Westerman explains. Even though I havent raced for a while, I sail to Buck Island every day on charters and know the wind and waters well.Ž Finally, the regattas move back to its roots in the fall proved successful. As 19ini s skipper Stanton says, It was a good Peter Stanton is weighed for the Rum prize … Rhodes 19 ClassPHOTO COURTESY OF ST. CROIX REGATTA


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JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 61BVI C HAR T ER YA C H T SHOW C U L INARY C ON T ES T STORY AND PHOTOS BY ALL AT SEA FOOD COLUMNIST JAN ROBINSONBritish Virgin Islands Some of the greatest chefs ever to take to the water made the BVI Charter Yacht Show Culinary Contest an outstanding success. The event was held in November at the BVIs ”agship marine facility Nanny Cay, a 200-slip marina with a full service boatyard. The dif“cult job of judging this years competition fell to David Pugliese, chef and owner of Wali Nikiti on Scrub Island; John Albright, who has won numerous culinary awards and is now the lead instructor at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in Tortola; and award winning chef Kenny Molyneaux. I was there in my role as All At Sea food correspondent, judge and culinary contest coordinator. Food, its selection, preparation and presentation plays an important role in todays yachting vacation and this year the overall winner was quietly spoken Joseph Stiles. He wowed the judges with what he called Steak and Eggs: Hoisin braised short ribs with a sweet potato and egg yolk ravioli, cilantro salsa verde and candied scotch bonnets Chef Stiles spends many hours in his galley on M/Y Freedom creating sumptuous dishes. This was his second year in the contest and when I asked him why he wanted to take part, he said it was part of the job and it is fun and you get great exposureŽ. He said he likes to come up with different dishes using fresh produce and that when possible he purchases most of his ingredients from Ridge to Reef Farm and Art Winning Chef Joseph Stiles of M/Y Freedom BVI Chefs and Judges 2012 (back row, from left): Frank Lemaitre, Robin Thompson, Claudine Lanthier, Julie Bennett, Tara Chaille Cara Lillis-James, Perrine Renault, Vanessa Bush, Audrey Harper, Alison Zutshi, Melissa Neidlinger, Joseph Stiles and Bambi Ale xander. (Front row): John Albright, Jan Robinson, Kenneth Molyneaux and Davide Pugliese


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JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 63 British Virgin Islands Farm on St. Croix. Fortunately their peak-growing season is charter season!Ž When not on M/Y Freedom Styles and his new wife, Britta, take care of an estate on St. Croix and enjoy sailing their 30ft sloop. Sponsors of this years BVI Charter Yacht Show Culinary Contest include All At Sea magazine, Riteway, distributors of Piper Heidsieck Champage; Aragorns art studio, Trellis Bay, Beef Island, and Good Moon Farm, a locally grown organic food provisioning service. The contest extends special thanks to Rainbow Visions Photography and Jim Scheiner and Paul Hubbard. Capt. Jan Robinsons 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. Dont miss the new cookbook added to Jans collection: DINING ON DECK. WINNERS OVERALL WINNER Joseph Stiles … M/Y Freedom APPETIZER 1st: Tara Chaille … S/Y Soterion 2nd: Vanessa Bush … S/Y Nexus 3rd: Cara Lillis-James … S/Y Akasha ENTRE 1st: Joseph Stiles … M/Y Freedom 2nd: Tara Chaille … S/Y Soterion 3rd: Claudine Lanthier … S/Y Scents of Paradise DESSERT 1st: Vanessa Bush … S/Y Nexus 2nd: Tara Chaille … S/Y Soterion 3rd: Cara Lillis-James … S/Y Akasha COFFEE 1st: Julie Bennett … S/Y Felicia 2nd: Cara Lillis-James … S/Y Akasha 3rd: Perrine Perrault … S/Y Naej Chef Josephs wining dish, Steak and Eggs


64 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 British Virgin Islands Sam Morrell has scored some impressive wins regionally and top ten “nishes internationally in the Optimist. Now, the 13-year-old junior sailor has set his sights on representing the British Virgin Islands in the Byte at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2014. Sailing with his family from the time he could walk, and windsur“ng with his father Andy Morrell, organizer of the annual Highland Spring HIHO, since toddlerhood, Sam launched off on his own sailing career at age six following in the wake of his older brother, Josh. When I “rst started sailing I was sort of skeptical because I used to play a lot of soccer, but I pushed through JUNIOR SAI L OR PROFI L E: CAROL M. BAREUTHERTHE BVIS SAM MORRELL it,Ž Sam explains. Today, I have sailed all around the world … Argentina, Chile and North America.Ž Some of Sams most impressive “nishes in the Optimist include 1st place in the St. Maarten Optimist Championships, a tie for 1st in the singlehanded division of the Antigua Fun Cup, 4th overall in the Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta, and 5th in Blue Fleet and 20th overall in the Optimist New England Championships, all in 2011. Internationally, he won a race in the South American Optimist Championships in Argentina in 2012 and “nished overall in the top quarter of the ”eet. One fun story in the Optimist shows the depths of Sams competitive drive. In his “rst regatta, the San Juan International in Puerto Rico, he was in the Green Fleet and before the start of the “rst race asked the race of“cer if they could wait while he sailed back to the dock to get gloves. They race of“cer answered no, so Sam started the race, then rounded the weather mark and headed straight to the dock, got his gloves on and then hopped back into the boat and “nished the race. Sam plans to “nish his last year of eligibility in the Optimist by competing in either the South American Championships in Brazil or Worlds in Italy. In the meantime, he took delivery of a Byte CII in November. I “rst got the idea of sailing the Byte when my Dad told me about Youth Olympics,Ž Sam explains. I plan to train for the Youth Olympics by sailing my Byte through the week and Optis on the weekend. My Dad in”uences me to cross train so I play squash and windsurf too.Ž While Sam hasnt has much Laser experience (the Byte is a cross between a Laser and an Open BIC), he has sailed a lot in the Open BIC. He will spend this summer sailing at the American Yacht Club on Long Island Sound where he will get light air Laser and Byte experience. This will be a real asset as light air is expected on the lake in Shanghai, China, where the sailing portion of the 2014 YOG will be held. My advice for younger sailors is to never give up,Ž says Sam. Always try your hardest.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


66 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 British Virgin Islands The vintage Kelsall trimaran Triple Jack snatched back her Round Tortola Record in October, ”ying around the island in 2 hours, 40 minutes and 18 seconds, taking ten minutes off the existing record set in April 2010. With Miles Sutherland-Pilch, general manager of Nanny Cay, onshore calling the start, Triple Jack crossed the transit of the corner of PegLegs Restaurant and the western tip of Peter Island at 12:10pm. With an almost perfect southeasterly blowing, the boat ”ew up the south side of Tortola on starboard tack before bearing off for the spinnaker hoist off Scrub Island. One-third of the way along the north side of Tortola, the crew of the 34-year-old tri had to douse the chute and fetch to Sopers Hole under genoa. Triple Jack wiggled through this potentially time-sapping area of mixed currents and winds relatively painlessly before beating over to St. John. From there, it was, in theory, one straight shot back to Nanny Cay where every header had the crew anxiously looking at their watches. Owners Richard Wooldridge and Steve Davis were now feeling the pressure, exacerbated by being fed the wrong elapsed time … ten minutes more than reality. However, Davis carefully worked Triple Jack upwind along the south side of Tortola “nishing only 100 yards off Nanny Cays breakwater. It was a great BVI sailing day made even better by getting our record back,Ž said Wooldridge. On “nishing, the owners and crew: Steve Davis, Mike Hirst, Miles Fossey, Henry Leonnig and Tom Echle, were presented with a bottle of Drappier Champaign by Eddie Brockbank of TICO and celebrated with a team dinner in PegLegs Restaurant. The $250 entry fee was donated to the BVI Humane Society. Round Tortola is an all-comer, any-day event, starting and “nishing off Nanny Cay. Competitors must attempt the record anti-clockwise and round Beef, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port. An entry fee of a $250 donation to a BVI charity of the challengers choice will include two nights dockage at Nanny Cay. The monohull time to beat of 4 hours, 15 minutes and 5 seconds, was set by Dave Wests Melges 32, Jurakan in the 2009 PegLegs Round Tortola Race. As with most sailing events, the reward is in the taking part and bragging rights but record breakers will be able to celebrate their feat with a free dinner at PegLegs for up to 15 crewmembers and a jeroboam of champagne compliments of Nanny Cay. Record breakers also get their name on the perpetual trophy, which is on display year-round in PegLegs Restaurant. To enter the Nanny Cay Challenge, contact Miles Sutherland-Pilch: miles@nannycay.com T RIP L E JA C K SNA TC HES BA C K ROUND T OR T O L A RE C ORDTriple Jack approaching the finish of Nanny Cays beachPHOTO COURTESY OF BROADSWORD COMMUNICATIONS


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 67 St. Barthlemy QUES T E L WINS NA T IONA L T I TL E BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GRAUX A Saint Barth native and French windsur“ng champion, Antoine Questel (FRA99) won his “rst senior title in St. Malo, France, eleven years after he won his “rst junior championship title in the same spot. On November 6th 2012 Questel won the French slalom championship, sailing into “rst place ahead of competitors Julien Quentel from St. Martin and Frenchman Pierre Mortefon. The championship comprised two events, one last April in Loctudy, France, where Questel was the winner, giving him an advantage going into the St. Malo event (a third leg planned for September was cancelled due to lack of wind). Two years ago he “nished the slalom championships in second place. Finally winning “rst place, Questel noted, The French title is in my pocket, and what joy to stand on the highest step of the podium. I am extremely happy. Several years ago I envisioned being on the podium at the end of the season, but for the past three years I have been aiming to win the title. I have realized my goal. This has been a very good season, I started strong and “nished strong even if I was a little weaker along the way,Ž adds Questel, whose sponsors include Starboard, Loftsails, The Collectivity of St. Barth, Sooruz, Eden Rock Hotel, and the St. Barth Yacht Club. Questel “nished the season 14th overall for the PWA World Windsur“ng Tour. His titles also include two French vice championships in Formula Windsur“ng. He will spend some time in St. Barth this winter training for next seasons racing, along with Mortefon, who also trained with him under the tropical sun last year. The next event on their calendar is the St. Barth Fun Cup, February 1st … 2nd 2013. Ellen Lampert-Graux lives in Saint Barthlemy. She is editor-in-chief of Harbour Magazine and a longtime contributor to All At Sea .Questel (FRA99) in action PHOTO: ERIC BELLANDE




JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 69 St. Barthlemy 2012 SAIN T BAR T H C A T A C UP KIK AND KKI FIGUEROA WIN TOP HONORS There was palpable excitement on St. Jean beach in Saint Barthlemy from November 15th -18th, as 57 sporty Formula 18 catamarans competed in the 2012 Saint Barth Cata Cup. Olympic athletes, world champions, and top names from Europe and the US, made the regatta even more competitive than in the past. Celebrating its “fth anniversary, the Cata Cup, organized by the Saint Barth Multihull Association, has really come of age. The winners, Kik and Kki Figueroa from Puerto Rico (both are named Enrique Figueroa but not related) won on the “nal day in the “nal race. At lunchtime they were tied with John Casey and Dalton Tebo, the 2010 Cata Cup winners who took second place in 2011 and were sailing well again this year. Back out on the water for the afternoon race, the two adversaries were neck-and-neck. During the start of the race, we stayed very close to Casey,Ž notes Kik Figueroa, an Olympic champion (he competed in four Olympic games from 1988-2004). After a good start, we kept our eye on him, but from afar, as our priority was our own race. We could see that he wanted to go fast, but at the end of the regatta we decided to get closer as we neared the buoy. It was very exciting, espeBY ELLEN LAMPERT-GRAUX Winners of the 2012 St Barth Cata Cup (left to right) Vincent and Emmanuel Boulogne, Kki and Kik Figueroa, John Casey and Dalton TeboPHOTO: ROSEMOND GRAUX


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JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 73 Grenada Paddling over stunningly blue water, sharing a moment with a group of playful manta rays, riding a secluded wave on the Atlantic coast before rounding off the day with a beer as the sun dips below the horizon … what could be better than a standup paddle board trip to the Spice Isle, Grenada? Nearly ten years after our introduction to the island as seasonaires, my wife and I recently managed to return … with a view to investigating the islands water sports potential. Grenada is just full of untapped potential when it comes to this kind of activity.Travelling with kitOur “rst challenge was that ”ights to Grenada from the UK are limited. Due to commitments dictating our time slot we ended up having to ”y with the one airline I knew wasnt going to be kind to us wanting to take water sports equipment … in this instance, a standup paddle board (SUP). I did have one trick up my sleeve though that was sure to get round British Airways baggage restrictions … take an in”atable version! In the last few years, in”atable standup paddle boards (iSUPs) have gained popularity because they are easy to store and transport. It proved the perfect weapon of choice T RAVE L S WI T H MY i SUP BY TEZ PLAVENIEKS Grand Anse shore break SUP action Throw it on your back and away you go travels with an inflatable SUP


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JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 75 Grenada for our return visit to Grenada, with the board folding down and “tting neatly into a backpack. Grand Anse … SUPtastic!We chose the Flamboyant Hotel as our base on the island, which is located at the very southern end of beautiful Grand Anse Beach. Every morning we would part the curtains and gaze down upon the beautiful bay for that “rst glimpse of a new dawn. After a hearty breakfast, our day usually started with a paddle to blow away the previous nights rum punch induced cobwebs. Grand Anse is roughly three miles long; in the heat and humidity, paddling along this stretch of coast certainly allowed us to burn off the calories. Many of the locals had not seen SUP before, so some would holler from the beach to inquire what we were doing … how could we seemingly walk on water? Local kids would try and swim after us, and the guys working in the beachside dive shops would gaze on with keen interest. After our “rst session, it was then time to relax and rehydrate.Shore break actionThe southern corner of Grand Anse beach seems to attract wind driven swell on a regular basis. During our stay, some form of small shore break wave spilled onto the beach most days. Although wave heads would scoff at such small ripples, our iSUP would allow us to surf these tiny waves … short rides yes, but fun none the less.Morne RougeAround Quarantine Point and continuing south lies the stunning Morne Rouge Bay (or BBC as the locals call it). This beautiful stretch of pristine white sand and azure coloured water is where our iSUP sessions would take us during many afternoons. Paddling out to Quarantine Point we were greeted by an abundance of marine wildlife. During one special session a group of manta rays turned up to investigate what our strange craft was. The icing on the cake was “nishing with a sun downer at the beach bar right at the waters edge. Grenada and SUPFor more serious surf paddlers, the Atlantic side of Grenada offers a plethora of options. The slightly more well-known Many of the locals had not seen SUP before, so some would holler from the beach to inquire what we were doing … how could we seemingly walk on water? Insurance for Charter & Watersports Operators CALL OR CLICK www.CharterBiz.comGET A PERSONALIZED INSURANCE QUOTATION FOR CharterBiz.comCharterBiz.com CharterBiz.comUSA 800-773-0105 Caribbean 284-494-8925 International 305-743-7711The CharterBiz website caters to Charter & Tour Operators including bareboat and crewed charters, dive-boat and tour operators, daily rental and PWC renters. No fees, no hassles and no Prima Donnas. Just common sense!Charter Yacht Insurance Bareboat or crewed Captain & Crew Personal Accident +Weekly Income+Medical Expense Insurance Health Insurance call for more info Watersports Operators contact us Coverage worldwide Coverage worldwideOffshore Risk ManagementMarine & Specialty Insurance Services Worldwide The CharterBiz insurance program is managed by


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JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 77 Grenada spots, including Prickly Point in the Lance aux Epines area, are perfect for SUP sur“ng. Hire a car and head north along this side of the island and its obvious to see that with the right conditions there are some amazing set ups still waiting to be ridden and discovered. Visit Grenada with your downwind coast runner and you could paddle along the entire north to south coast with the trade winds huf“ng you forwards and providing some fantastic glides … the options for SUP on the island are seemingly endless. Grenada is perfect for ful“lling your SUP dreams on a beautiful and friendly Caribbean island. Head for the surf, cruise at a leisurely pace or hit the downwind runs … and cap it off with some spectacular food and drink. What could be better? Tez Plavenieks is an experienced freelance writer who specialises in action sports and travel. He currently edits, writes and produces content for a variety of different outlets both online and in print. Pump it up!


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JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 83 4 5 Qualie Beach Resort, Nevis. Purchase a 1 BR condo located at the King“sh Club and qualify for a passport from St. Kitts and Nevis under the Citizenship by Investment program. The unit may also yield a return on investment for owners through the existing rental program at the Qualie Beach Resort. Price: US $600,000 beachfront; US$400,000 beachview JOHN YEARWOOD, Coldwell Banker Nevis info@coldwellbankernevis.com www.coldwellbankernevis.com Of“ce: (869) 469-9403 3 Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent. Harmony Hall is a classy villa with in“nity edge swimming pool and a million dollar panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean as well as of Bequia and other Grenadine Islands from almost every room. Sitting on 17,500 square feet of land, the villas two interior levels are designed to be a joined through a staircase which is already in place, but covered up with wooden ”ooring. Tiles throughout, a solar water heater and decorative columns inside and out add to the beauty, functionality and stability of the structure. Carport and workshop are blended into the main residence. Price: $US 1,100,000 JOHN BARNARD, Barnards Ltd Barnard.john@gmail.com | www.barnards-svg.com Of“ce: (784) 457-4806 or (784) 458-4613Lance Aux Epines, Grenada. This tastefully designed 6 BR 8 BA 6,000-square-foot property named Marks Reef sits on the waters edge in the fashionable southern end of the island. It houses two stand-alone villas which provides an option to use one as a home and the other as a rental property, if desired. Overlooking the spot where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, this property captures breathtaking sea views and is located close to Prickly Bay, True Blue Bay and Port Louis marinas. Price: US$ 2,500,000 PAULA LA TOUCHE KELLER, Brokerage Manager infogd@terracaribbean.com www.terracaribbean.com/grenada Cell: (473) 414 5227 | Of“ce: (473) 439 3993 Located adjacent to and directly behind STYC, this end of "Port Lane" gated compound boasts two family residences, each 3bdrm/2bath as well as a small boatyard on .810 acres. Income producer.O ered by owner/builder: $899,000 Email tkozyn@yahoo.com for appt. REDUCED PRICE! ST. THOMAS, USVI


Check out www.littleships.com for more details on these listings and others! 1998 Hunter legend 40.5 Excellent condition clean and upgraded. Offers! 1988 Steel Cutter. Good condition $69K 1992 Beneteau 41,5 First. Excellent condition. Fast and Furious! NAUTA 70 Glorious machine in impeccable condition 1990 72 ft Aluminum ketch. World girdler. Circumnavigation ready. $700K offers. 1985 Nonsuch. 36. Ready to go. Some varnishing needed. OFFERS! 1977 CSY 44. has to be seen to be believed. Immaculate bullet proof liveaboard cruiser OFFERS 56 ft Stealth Power Cat. One owner, never chartered. Glorious luxury & stunning speed. $825K 1999 Fountaine Pajot Maestro 46. OWNERS VERSION Clean and ready to go. $299K 39 Ft Corbin Blue water liveaboard. Needs only a bottom job and ready to go! Offers on $69K 1987 Finngulf 39 Fully loaded $74K Offers! 1990 CS 40. Pristine Blue water passagemaker ready to go. Canadian Vat paid Offers!! 2004 Assos Fairline Powerboatƒ Needs refit $97,500.00 2006 Leopard 40, four cabin. Just phased out the fleet. New solar panels. Immaculate. best priced unit available. Dix Caribbea 30ft. One design cruiser racer. Bullet proof pocket rocket blue water cruiser $29K Reinke 16 M Bilge Keeler. Expedition class yacht. Clean Survey $269K Johnson 65 Fly bridge. Magnificent turnkey vessel Priced to sell!! 1990 Carver 42. Immaculate. $99K offers! 2001 Lagoon 410. New engines, Recent rig. All new electronics. Clean. Offers! SAGA 35. Clean with plenty liveaboard upgrades. Offers! 48 Ft Alliaura Privi Transcat POWERCAT. Twin Yanmars Bullet proof, Liveaboard. Offers! 2002 First 36,7 racer cruiser. Well known on the local circuit. Podium at every Heineken. $115K offers! 1995 Beneteau 503 excellent all round condition $145K offers. Bruce Roberts 57 Steel Circumnavigator. Strong and ready to go. $250K reduced! 1997 Bavaria 46e Owners version. W/maker, genset, bow thruster. Beautiful. Offers! 2006 Hylas Raised Saloonƒ. Immaculate $599K Leopard 48, new Hard top, new hull extension, new upgraded davits, new awlgrip. Immaculate $260K Boston Whaler Outrage. 28 LOA Twin 130 HP 4 cyl Yamahas. Clean & ready to go. $29K (optional triple axle trailer) Macgregor 65. Awesome machineƒ best condition ever Offers! 2008 Island Spirit 40 owners version. Full cruising compliment. Immaculate!! $325K 1995 Privilege 45. Cat. In weekly use. Lying Belize. Offers! 1985 Passport 47. Magnificent cutter rigged, blue water circumnavigator sloop $245K 1994 FP Venezia 42. Very clean. All new everything that matters. $225K 2007 HANSE 430e. Immaculate fully equipped for Blue water passage making. One careful owner since new. Offers! 2003 Mainship Picnic boat. Immaculate Offers!


88 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Brokerage Step into the new generation www.sailatlas.com 787-439-2275Marina Puerto del Rey Fajardo, PR Marina Puerto del Rey Fajardo, Puerto Rico 787-889-1978 www.sailatlas.comAvailable for charter at sailcaribe.com


90 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Brokerage 55 2006 Dyna Craft MY 399,000 37 1997 Hunter 376 63,000 40 2006 Catalina MK II 165,000Call, fax or visit our website for a complete list of boats for sale 34 2006 Mainship Pilot 175,000 36 1993 Stamas Express 60,000 35 2002 Maxum 3500 66,900Compass Point Marina 6300 Est. Frydenhoj, Suite 28, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802 Phone: (340) 779-1660 Fax: (340) 775-4803 yachts@islands.viwww.stthomasyachts.com St. Thomas Yacht Sales SAIL 34 06 Mainship, rum runner, bow thruster .$175K 35 83 Endeavour AP, sleeps 7 ..............$39K 35 89 Island Packet ............................$110K 37 97 Hunter, AP, Sugar Scoop .............$63K 38 67 LeComte, classic, great cond. ....$75K 40 02 Cruiser Express, AP, great cond. $165K 40 06 Catalina MK II, 3 strms, dual helms .$165K 44 65 Pearson Countess, Classic .........$65K 44 77 CSY Sloop, new rigging ...............$69K 50 88 Beneteau, 4 strms, Charter or cruise ..$110K 52 63 Alden, custom design, exc cond ...$120K POWER 14 06 Aquascan Jet F14 ......................$9.9K 18 05 Key Largo, CC, T Top, 150HP ..$16.6K 20 03 Caribe Jetboat, 175HP Merc. .......$15K 26 97 Grady White, Cuddy Cabin, Twin Yamahas...$25K 26 99 Mako, Twin Yamahas ...................$20K 30 01 Scarab Sport Twin Mercs .........$47.5K 30 74 Fales Trawler, pilot house ............$37K 34 89 Sea Ray Express, diesels ............$55K 36 93 Stamas Express, Twin diesels ........$60K 39 98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels .....$89.9K 40 02 Oliver Marine Express Cruiser ...$250K 43 83 Marine Trading MY ........................$65K 45 87 Hatteras SF, w/charter bus. ......$199K 48 99 Dyna Craft MY, 435HP diesels ....$230K 48 02 Dyna Craft MY, 3 strms 450HP Cats... $295K 55 06 Dyna Craft MY, 3 strms, 700HP Cats .$399K


92 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Brokerage Continued on page 103 4 Staterooms, 3 Bath, 2 Generators 20kw & 15kw, 2 Detroit Diesel Engines 12V71TA 900hp each, Dinghy Novurania 15 w/new 40hp 4cycles Yamaha engine, Stabilizers, Water Maker 1,200gpd, Fully Equipped Boat located in Fajardo, Puerto RicoREDUCED $300,000.00 For more info: call (787) 727-8997 or email josekapp@yahoo.com For Sale:63 VIKING MOTOR YACHT 1990WELLCRAFT FISHERMAN 28FT (1990) 2x225 hp. YAMAHA outboard 2-stroke (1999) 400 hours; 3 AXLE TRAILER; 32.000 US$ o.b.o.great fishing boat! Contact: jelic@onebox. com, +1(721)5224861 RINKER 282 CAPTIVA limited edition(2003) 30ft cuddy cabin.great layout Inbord mercruiser 375hp 400 hours; 2axle TRAILER; 45.000 US$ o.b.o.immaculate! Contact: jelic@ onebox.com, +1(721)5224861 CHRIS CRAFT SCORPION 31FT (1986) fully renov.; 2x225 EFI MERCURY (1998) 370 hours; 3 AXLE TRAILER; 39.000 US$ o.b.o.excellent! Contact: jelic@onebox.com, +1 (721) 5224861 45 DIVE/FISH/WORKBOAT with twin disc transmissions and Cat 3126 turbo engines. Boat currently well set up for diving with large dive platform, 2 strong ladders, tank racks. Suitable for many uses with strong, powerful engines. Has interior accommodation. Galley, living area and head. Vessel could be made operational for many types of uses with some work. $25,000 284 496 0205. 52 DERECKTOR MOTORYACHT, impeccably-kept vessel with a very distinguished pedigree. Once owned by the Editor of Time magazine, this Powerboats Powerboats Sailboats306Ž 1962 ALLIED SEAWIND KETCH, fully equipped for extended cruising with many features like roller furling, solar panel, wind turbine, new beta 16hp diesel with only 280 hr and much more to list. Asking $ 45K US. Please Visit at : www.captainsolo.net 260 Hp Volvo D4 Turbo Diesel Engines… incredible fuel ef“ciency! Raymarine E120 Chartplotter, Raymarine 4kW Digital Radar, 9Kw Northern Lights Genset, Long Range WiFi, Underwater LEDs, LCD TVs, A/C, Washer/Dryer, Electric toilets. BVI Location. $650,000 www.leopardpowercat.com LEOPARD 47 POWERCAT 2009 … Owners Version, Never Chartered 75' Martin Francis Design One Off Aluminum Ketch Perfect Family Cruiser, 4 cabins 4 heads All sails Hydraulic Furl, Hydraulic Winches Fully equipped, this yacht is ready to go! Price: U.S. $780,000 V.A.T. Paid SY MODESTY FOR SALE Email for more information: sale@sy-modesty.com FOR SALE: 49 Grand Banks Motor Yacht, 1987Asking $275,000Contact Ken Huskey: 340 690 6210 or khuskey@attglobal.net ship was constructed from aluminum by Derecktor shipyard in New York, and weighs in at 30+ tons. Ultrasound shows absolutely zero thinning of the hull since constructed in 1966. Twin 3208 Caterpillar diesels with 3,500 hours, cruises comfortably at 10 mph at an economical 3.5 gph, and has a 12kw Northern Lights Gen Set. This entire vessel is in tiptop condition, and is considered by many to be the best looking vessel in the harbor! A real head turner! Estimated build cost today is $3 Million! 3 Staterooms, 3 Heads with showers, sleeps 6 comfortably with room for 2 more on the enclosed fly bridge. Access up and down without going out in the weather. Steadying sails included. Full documentation on the boat. Appraised for $325,000 in January, 2011, and has since received $40,000 in renovations and upgrades. Asking price is $295,000. Rhapsody in Blue can be viewed by calling (727) 515-6040. WWW.SVWANDERINGSTAR.COMTopper Hermanson Steel & Aluminum Sloop For Sale SELL YOUR BOAT HERE!Starting at just $50/monthadvertising@allatsea.net


JANUARY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 93 Brokerage 55 Angel Cockpit Motor Yacht, 1986 Twin cats, roomy 2 cabin layout Perfect live aboard, dive & fish $175,000 42 Tayana Center Cockpit, 1982 New Yanmar engine 2010 Two cabin two head cutter, bring offer $70,000 42 Endeavour Center Cockpit, 1989 Great layout for live aboard Genset, recent refrigeration, offers $95,000 37 Jeanneau 37.1, 1995 Original owner, excellent condition Ideal performance cruiser, $89,900 47 Beneteau 473, 2004 Private one owner yacht Super clean, equipped to cruise $205,000 42 Sea Ray Sundancer, 2004 Twin Cummins, hardtop well maintained, priced to sell $195,000 38 Custom Aluminum Power Cat, 2000 Major refit 2011, twin Yanmars Turn key fishing boat, great shape $135,000 34 Mainship Pilot, 2002 Refit 2012, twin Yanmars Genset, full cabin, beautiful $135,000 SAIL 72 1990 Custom … Canadian aluminum Cutter, 5 cabin, gourmet galley .........$699,000 55 1984 Baltic … New engine 2012, new Awlgrip side decks 2012 ..................$320,000 49 2003 Bavaria … Orignal owner, 3 cabin layout, low hours, offers ................$195,000 45 1980 Sea Master … Center cockpit, roomy layout, no engine, offers ...........$60,000 43 1979 Hinckley … Vintage Hood designed centerboard racer/cruiser ...........$150,000 40 2000 Beneateu Center Cockpit … Well equipped liveaboard .......................$120,000 40 1998 Beneteau Center Cockpit …Furling mainsail, low hours, clean ............$93,000 38 1978 Van de Stadt … Steel passage maker, new sails, 05 engine & more ...$69,000 37 2001 Bavaria … Performance cruiser ideal for island hopping, offers...........$85,000 37 1979 Tayana Cutter … Beautifully refit, major upgrades, must see ..............$85,000 37 1977 Morgan MK2 Ketch … Spacious live aboard cruiser, great price .........$27,500 35 1995 Island Packet Catamaran … Perfect live aboard cat, 15 beam ............$115,000 35 2004 Compac … One owner, fully equipped, light usage, offers ....................$99,000 35 1981 Beneteau First … Original owner, loaded with gear, offers ....................$65,000 32 1975 Westsail … Sturdy off shore cutter, many upgrades, bring offer ............$40,000 31 1978 Bombay Clipper … Well equipped pkt. cruiser, many upgrades ...........$19,000 POWER 65 1989 Viking Motor Yacht … 4/3 layout, GMs, flybridge, tender ...................$395,000 48 2006 Searay Sundancer … Hardtop, twin Cummins, fully equipped ............$455,000 44 1978 Gulfstar Motoryacht … Roomy layout, perfect live aboard ..................$149,000 42 2004 Searay 420 Sundancer … Twin Yanmars, genset, 2 cabin, 2 head .....$230,000 42 1988 Histar Trawler … very roomy, well maintained, bring offers ................$155,000 40 1999 Tiara Express … Hardtop, twin cats, genset, dinghy, great price ........$160,000 39 1988 Sea Ray 390 Express … Twin 454 Mercruiser, new bottom paint ........$50,000 38 1967 Camcraft … Aluminum crew boat, completely refit in 2002 ..................$50,000 37 2003 Intrepid 377 … Cuddy cabin, triple 2009 Suzuki 300hp. .....................$105,000 37 2002 Fountaine Pajot Power Cat … Twin Yanmars, genset, 2 cabins ..........$165,000 34 2002 Mainship Pilot … Single Yanmar, low hours, beautifully kept ...............$99,000 33 1990 Wellcraft Coastal … Twin MP454s, full cabin, flybridge, offers ............$30,000 26 2007 Twin Vee Power Cat … 2009 Suzuki 225hp. 4-strokes, trailer .............$69,200 24 2008 Seaway … Downeast runabout 2010 150Yamaha cuddy cabin .......$66,000 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 60 1987 Ta Chiao 1979 42 Pearson US$88,500 68 1990 Custom Aluminium Cutter US$699,000 MONOHULLS 24 2007 Tes 720 ......................................................reduced to US$40,000 32 1968 Van de Staadt/Seal ......................................................US$22,000 32 1978 Rival MDC .....................................................................US$35,000 32 1996 Silverton (priced for quick sale) ...............................US$42,000 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 40,000 37 2006 Hallberg Rassy ..........................................................US$359,000 37.6 1987 Topaz ............................................................................US$85,000 38 1986 NAVALU Alamander ..................................................US$109,000 38 2005 Van de Staadt/Seal ......................................................US$70,000 39 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .........................reduced to US$70,000 40 1981 Divorne Steel ..............................................................US$50,000 40 1999 Jeanneau ......................................................................US$70,000 42 1971 Ryton Marine................................................................US$25,000 42 1979 Pearson ........................................................................US$79,900 42 1986 Endeavour ....................................................................US$98,000 43 1985 Gitana .........................................................................US$115,000 45 1998 Peterson cutter ......................................................... US$189,999 45 1999 Passport a/c 44 ..........................................................US$365,000 46 1988 Comet 460 ..................................................................US$136,000 46 1995 Stopler ........................................................................US$105,000 46 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ............................US$329,000 48 1981 Viva Nautica ...............................................................US$148,500 48 1985 Amel ..............................................................................US$50,000 48 1997 Privilege ............................................................................EU$50k 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 ........................................................US$40,000 60 1987 Ta Chiao CT 54 ..........................................................US$179,000 68 1990 Custom Aluminium Cutter ........................................US$699,000 MULTI-HULLS 33 1988 Dean Ocean Comber ...................................................US$89,995 48 1989 Privelege ....................................................................EU$242,000 54 1980 Norman Cross............................................................US$235,0002007 24 Tes 720 reduced to US$40,000 1984 30 Carter 30 reduced to US$25,000 150 TON TRAVELIFT


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104 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2013 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning T HE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSON Start the New Year by sharing. Share a dish! When your family and friends come together for a big feast, you need to have delicous side dishes and hors doeuvresMARINATED VEGETABLE SALADPrep time: 15 minutes. Cooling time: 3 hours. Serves: 12 lb fresh green beans, cut in half 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes 1 cup canned chickpeans (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed In a large saucepan of boiling water, add green beans and cauli”ower; cook until tender. Drain, rinse under cold water, drain again. Place in bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Refrigerate before serving.WEST INDIAN SALT FISH CAKESRecipe from Audrey Harper from the yacht Flow ; a chef I “rst met at the BVI Charter Yacht Show. Prep time: 20 minutes. Cooling time: 3 hours. Serves: 10 lb (340 g) salt “sh (presoaked) ”aked (1-1/4 cups when prepared) lb (340 g) white “sh … cod or snapper, skinned and “nely sliced (1-1/4 cups when prepared 3 small white potatoes, cooked and mashed (1 cup when mashed) 2 eggs, beaten Garnish: Chopped fresh Coriander (Cilantro) or Parsley, 1‡4 head lettuce shredded, 1 cucumber thinly sliced and sweet chili sauce FISH CAKES (pre make): Soak salt “sh overnight, change water twice; ”ake salt “sh. Poach white “sh, dice. In a large bowl mix all “sh, spring onions, mashed potatoes, cheese and herbs. Spoon “shcake mixture onto a sheet of cling “lm, wrap mixture in cling “lm, forming it into a fat sausage shape. Refrigerate (Do Not Freeze). To cook Fish Cakes: Unwrap and cut chilled “shcake mixture into 10 portions. Coat “sh cakes in beaten egg and then breadcrumbs. BAKE OR FRY (oven depending) TO BAKE: Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease a baking sheet, place “sh cakes on it. Baste with oil as needed. Bake in oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. TO FRY: Heat oil in frying pan, fry cakes until golden brown and cooked through, drain on paper towel. TO SERVE: Garnish plate with lettuce and cucumber slices place 1 “sh cake on lettuce sprinkle with coriander or parsley, serve with sweet chili sauceNO BAKE OREO CHEESECAKE CUPCAKES Prep time: 15 minutes. Chilling time: 6 hours or overnight. Serves: 6-8 3/4 cup “nely crushed graham crackers 2 tbsp sugar 3 tbsp Irish butter, melted 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar in a small bowl. Add melted butter and blend until combined. Press a heaping tablespoon into each cup of a mini cheesecake pan or cupcake wrappers. Set aside. Beat heavy cream until medium peaks form. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla, until smooth (about 3 minutes). Add heavy cream, to cream cheese mixture and mix together. Gently fold in Oreos. Fill each pan with the mixture (a slight mound at the center). Refrigerate for at least 6 hours to set or overnight for best results. Capt. Jan Robinsons Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Visit www.ship toshoreINC.com email CapJan@aol.com Tel: 704-277-6521. Dont miss the new cookbook added to Jans collection: DINING ON DECK. SALADS, SALT FISH, FRY OR BAKE 7 spring onions, “nely chopped 3 tsp chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) or parsley lb (200 g) grated cheddar cheese Salt and pepper, to taste 2 cups (200 g) bread crumbs 3 tbsp (45 ml) sun”ower/ vegetable oil 2 cups cauli”ower ”orets 1 cup sliced stuffed green olives 3 cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes cup Zesty Italian dressing 1/3 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup crushed Oreo cookies 1 cup heavy cream

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