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6 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Editors Log The islands of the Caribbean have always attracted people who march to a different drummer. It is easy to see why the islands are such a magnet for those seeking a different life, an adventure, a place to escape. Perhaps it is not as easy in the 21st Century to live the freewheeling lifestyle so cherished by those of us lucky enough to make the islands our home, but there are still people out there who are willing to give it a try and some are making a good job of it. Recently, an artist has taken up residence close to where I live. His home is a tiny sampan covered by a delicately painted curved shelter that keeps out the sun and rain. I often see the artist sitting on the beach working at his miniature easel painting delicate watercolors. Where he came from, I have no idea, but he is living the dream. Over the last few months we have featured quite a few stories about adventurers who have embraced the watery Caribbean lifestyle and I am delighted that we continue to do so. This month our adventurers couldnt be more different. One story features a young couple who are in love and cruising, and their tale of romance and the sea is one which I hope will inspire others to follow in their wake. The second of our human interest stories is rather more swashbuckling and with a subtle nod to the way things were in the Caribbean in the 1960s and 70s. The story features David Wegman, an artist/adventurer whose exploits could provide the lyrics for many a Jimmy Buffett song, and perhaps have! Our own exploits on the water continue and in May we entered G-String in the Anguilla regatta. It was not our “nest hour. As a cruiser, I am a stickler for preparation but somehow the spirit of the chase clouded my judgment and we went off half-cocked. The wonder of it is that as the problems began to pile up from race to race, we still had a huge amount of fun. Something I learned as a racing skipper is just how much goes into running a regatta. This might sound strange coming from someone whose life more or less revolves around reporting on sailing events, but seeing it from a competitors perspective was quite an eye-opener. While reporting from the press boat, especially when taking photographs, I admit to having little interest in what is happening on the water until the “ve minute warning for the “rst race. That changes when you are a competitor. As a competitor you have a far more intimate relationship with the committee boat and race of“cers. You are part of it. You see the hard work that goes Gary E. Brown, Editor into preparing the course, especially in shifty wind conditions when last minute adjustments to the pin are made to ensure a decent start line. Then there are the other marks that have to be placed and maintained. And although there are time limits to races (we barely made it), how race of“cers happily sit aboard a small boat in what can amount to a half-gale while race boats have fun thrashing around a course, lovingly provided for them by the said battered of“cials, beats me. There is in the Caribbean a genuine love of the sport of sailboat racing and as the season winds down and of“cials put away their ”ags and plotters, I want to take this opportunity to offer them a salute of gratitude. In this issue, Capn Fatty Goodlander describes how he his haunted by the ghost of Carlotta the boat he lost to hurricane Hugo. His moving tribute to a special boat is worlds apart from the humorous articles we have come to expect and goes to con“rm just why Fatty is one of the most popular maritime writers today. As we went to press, the Goodlanders were setting out on their third circumnavigation. All At Sea will continue to publish the adventures of Capn Fatty and Carolyn, and the entire team wish them a safe voyage of discovery. ROMANCE AND THE ART OF GOING OFF HALFCOCKED See you on the water! Its not always this tranquil on the committee boat!


8 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 FEATURES 44 YOUNG, IN LOVE, AND FLOATING ON A DREAM COVER SHOT: Melges 24 Amcon Express at Les Voiles de St. Barth | Photo: photoaction.com (Courtesy of John Gifford)THIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE38July 2013 DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITORS LOG12 WHERE IN THE WORLD?14 CARIBBEAN NEWS15 EVENT CALENDAR16 SAILING HUMOR Returning to the Scene of the Crime Sailing with Charlie: Peg Legs22 RACING CIRCUIT New Series Sparks More Caribbean Melges 32 Competition The Mini Transat Antigua Sailing Week30 YOUTH SAILING Triple Crown Boosts Optimist Sailing in the V.I.32 FISHING July Open Bill“sh Tournament34 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING David Wegman: High Seas Wanderer38 OUR NATURAL WORLD Parrot“sh42 BLUEWATER CRUISING One Hull or Two … Which is For You?74 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE 82 MARKETPLACE 86 SPONSOR DIRECTORY 88 CARIBBEAN DINING A Quick Dinner ... A Healthy Side Dish ... and Delicious Dessert Continued on page 10PHOTO: CAROLINE ROGERS


10 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN 12 MAP48 PUERTO RICO USCG Lt. Hector Rafy Ramos Keeps Boaters Safe at Sea51 UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS Cruzan Open Welcomes Large Opti Fleet53 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Winners Named at BVI Dinghi Champs Intrepid Comes Home57 ANGUILLA Anguilla Regatta 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.allatsea.net July 2013 59 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN Coors Light Captain Olivers Regatta63 ST. BARTHLEMY Summer Cloud Tops Fifth Annual West Indies Regatta64 NEVIS Lost & Found: Mowgli s Solo CruiseRESOURCES 68 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 70 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS54 CREDIT: BVI GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE


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12 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGE WHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS LYNN AND THANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA Greetings from Arubas Lady Lynn I took this picture of my daughter Lynn while she was watching the bait. As you can see, she also found time to read some interesting stories in the Caribbeans favorite waterfront magazine All At Sea Fishing Aruban waters is always fun and exciting even though only a mid size barracuda was caught that day. 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 48 USCG Lt. Hector Rafy Ramos Keeps Boaters Safe at Sea  B


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 13 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 57 Anguilla Regatta: Off to the Races ... Ready or Not Mo n PAGE 64 Lost & Found: Mowgli s Solo Cruise P P L M


14 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 NewsCARIBBEAN NEWSA BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD Worlds largest Solar Boat visits St. MartinMS Tranor Planet Solar the Worlds largest solar-powered boat, paid a visit to St. Martin in May. The unusual craft beat her own record for a transatlantic crossing, taking 22 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes to complete the voyage from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. The vessel sailed 2,867 miles at an average speed of 5.3 knots. The 35-meter long, 23-meter wide Planet Solar has two decks; the lower contain crews quarters and galley while the top deck is reserved exclusively for the capture of solar energy. This 530-square meter ”at deck holds 800 solar panels made up of 29,160 photovoltaic cells. The panels supply energy to 8.5 tons of Lithium-ion batteries stored in the two hulls. The ship left Marigots Fort Louis Marina bound for Miami at the end of May to begin a scienti“c expedition on the route of the Gulf Stream lead by a team from the University of Geneva. Virgin Islands Game Fishing Clubs Dolphin DerbyThe catch of a 34.49lb dolphin (mahi-mahi) made St. Thomas angler Tamika Turbe Top Angler and won her a $1,000 cash prize at the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Clubs (VIGFC) Dolphin Derby, sponsored by Budget Car & Truck Rental, and “shed May 5th. Fishing aboard the 34ft Calypso, Emanuel Turbe caught her winning “sh off the south coast of St. Thomas. We didnt know how big it was until we got it up to the back of the boat,Ž says Turbe, who “shed with her husband, Capt. Alvin Turbe, and friend Gilbert Laban. Turbe also won prizes for the eighth and ninth largest dolphin, weighing in at 25.02lb and 24.57lb, respectively. Turbes “rst place “sh was about 21lb shy of the over 55lb criteria to win the tournaments ultimate prize … $25,000 in cash.Island Global Yachting Million Dollar Sport“sh Challenge Island Global Yachting (IGY) Marinas announce its inaugural Million Dollar Sport“sh Challenge! The IGFA all-tackle world record catch contest takes place from select marinas in the IGY network and runs from May through December 2013, with registered anglers vying for a million-dollar prize. IGY Marinas is inviting anglers from all over the world to participate in the challenge and “sh the designated waters for the ultimate IGFA all-tackle record breaker. IGY Marinas is home to a number of top nationwide sport“shing tournaments, and sees this contest as an opportunity to give back to the anglers that we have been fortunate to host for so many years,Ž says Bert Fowles, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for IGY Marinas. MS Tranor Planet SolarPHOTO: PLANETSOLAR.ORG


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16 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013RETURNING TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDERSailing Humor I dont do it publically. I dont tell my wife Carolyn. Instead, as I sail around the world, I “nd a quiet cyber caf„and I look at what remains of My Biggest Project. I am a secret, cyber voyeur to her watery burial ground. Well, not quite burial. Lets say her mangrove-cloaked grave„better yet, lets label this salty shrine her Final Resting Place There, thats it. Thats more accurate. I feel guilt and pride and horror„as I stare at her with sinful, morbid fascination. Google Earth is a strange thing. Her body lies exposed for the entire world to see. No matter how many times I gawk at her„in the ”esh, in faded photographs, or on Google Earth„she scares me. She scares me on some primitive, dangerous level. My nostrils ”are when I think of her„like a horse smelling “re. Yet Im drawn to her. Like a murderer returning to the scene of the crime. I need to smell the carcass. Our love affair lasted 18 years and tens of thousands of ocean miles. And here she is„like a beautifully shaped stone, a personal 20,000 pound monument to my teenage tenacity. On Google Earth. At 18 degrees, 18 minutes, and 20 seconds north and 65 degrees 16 minutes, and 39 seconds west. Awash. Dead. Exposed. Abandoned. Wronged. I guess thats it. She has been wronged, terribly wronged. By whom? Me? Her current owner? Fate? This I know: she deserved better. She was created for better. She was repeatedly promised better. Boats are alive. They have souls. I know this„like a saint knows Jesus. She was supposed to be the star in my lifes journey, not a footnote. And Ive callously moved on„“rst with the 38-foot Canadian girl and now with a 43-foot, 30,000 pound French lass. Life is so strange. Sometimes it makes me want to puke. Im not sure why I do it, but I do it. I visit Carlotta „the vessel my wife Carolyn and I built in 1971 to sail around the world„immediately before and after every circumnavigation. It is a tradition, a very sad, perverted, gut-wrenching tradition. She whispers something to me„something that my heart understands and my ears cant quiet hear.


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 17Each time, I methodically salvage another memento from her rust-streaked hull. It is like knocking out the teeth of your dead lover„for her gold “llings. It seems both logical and completely callous. Carlotta was a good boat, a strong boat, a faithful boat. She was our seashell for 18 years. She protected us„always, in all ways. She was faithful. We even raised our daughter Roma Orion aboard her. In fact, Roma Orion factors into our current plundering of Carlotta s grave. I want to make Roma a picture frame from the wood of her former ocean home. I plan on putting a cute picture of Soku Orion, our grandchild, within. I dont want Roma to forget. I want Soku to know. Know what? That fate is capricious. That the Gods like to joke. That it isnt what happens to you in life, but how you deal with it. And, perhaps, that adversity makes you stronger. For better or worse, Carlotta still has a weird, bizarre strangle-hold on me. She has me by the throat, with a velvet sailing glove. She will forever, for all eternity. I will dream of her in heaven or hell. I am 60 years old. I lofted her and bandsaw-cut her frames at 19 years of age, 41 years ago. Still, we are lovers. Our life stories are intertwined. We weep for each other. Im sorry,Ž we croon across the decades. To build a 20,000 pound ocean-going vessel from a few tattered sheets of paper and all the blood, sweat, and tears you possess„is a life-changing event. So is sailing that vessel across oceans. And living aboard her 18 years. But all things must pass. Hurricane Hugo was a Category Four, and it sat on us for 18 hours with 120 knot winds, gusting to 150 knots. For a long time, we held. Our “ve anchors were noble. We were one of the few vessels left in the harbor of Culebra„when the giant schooner Flyaway did exactly that. Gilly, her skipper, was crying like a baby as our vessels came charging together like demented rhinos. Kaye Gilchrist, his wife, had just drowned moments ago. Our bowsprit was entangled just aft of his starboard shrouds. I knew wed have to rip major sections of our rigs off before disengaging. The sounds were awful as the boats ate each other, chunk by painful chunk. Our daughter, Roma Orion, was seven years old at the time. She was down-below, in her life jacket, her plastic-wrapped passport duct-taped around her soft body. The wind howled. Entire trees blew by„far, far above our mainmast. Oh, gosh„there went an in”atable with gas-tank-attached-by-hose overhead as well. The boat anchored next to us was a 60 foot Cheoy Lee motor yacht. Its large Boston Whaler has a big engine„and both spun crazily six feet above the water tied to an aft deck cleat„seemingly on a steel rod parallel to the water„like a pinwheel. I was knocked backwards into the cockpit sole We offer the “ nest product available, including: We are committed to ful“ lling your provisioning requirements and welcome all product requests! www.” atleysfoodservice.com John Flatley | 6501 Red Hook Plaza, Ste 201 | St. Thomas, VI 00802-1306 Of“ ce: (340) MID-SEAS (643-7327) | Fax: (340) 776-1145 johnj.” atley@gmail.com | john@” atleysfoodservice.com Dedicated to providing the highest quality foods delivered directly to you in the USVIs and BVIs


18 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013by a particularly strong gust of wind. As I regained my feet, I noticed Polaris the Cheoy Lee 60, was completely upside down, with twin props pointing skyward. Her cabin lights were still blaring away as she sank majestically. The world was berserk. Flyaway was reduced to wood-kindling before my eyes. The wind shrieked like a million drowned sailors. Suddenly, Flyaway was gone„a ”oating pile of jagged lumber. Still, Carlotta clung to life. She was intact. A survivor. Our home. Our seashell. Our ƒ protector. Bang!Ž Our last (of “ve) anchor rodes parted. We were underway; in forty knots of wind. Visibility was feet. Our speedo read 8.5 knots. A large aluminum mega-yacht appeared ahead in the gloom. I tried to bear off, and almost made it. Almost wasnt good enough. We were heeled to starboard under barepoles, and our clipper bow punched through their aluminum topside plating like it was butter. The pristine yacht began to sink as the wind caught our exposed transom and we can-opened a huge, gaping gash in her port quarter. I giggled. What else was there to do? The storm surge was upon us. I saw only breaking rocks ahead. Strangely, there was the top of a tree in the frothing surf. I steered for it. Good move. We came to rest on a manicured lawn of a waterfront condo in Culebra. ƒ suddenly, life was like an old record that scratchily tossed off its needle. Time stopped, jaggedly. We were ashore. We were safe, sort of. In any event, we were alive. Carlotta however, was mortally wounded. So there we were. In Culebra, PR. On September 17th 1989 at 06:23. Boatless. Homeless. Penniless. But not hopeless. Hope is all I have in life„well, that and sweat and enthusiasm. Some people in Culebra, however, were hopeless. Of the 350 boats ashore, many discouraged folks languished in the mud alongside them„awaiting their insurance adjuster, yacht surveyor, or the mythical crane from Vieques. I wait for no one. Speed counts. You either get back on the horse„or spend the rest of your life pondering your failure to do so. My “rst priority was, despite my empty pockets, “nding a home for my wife and daughter. This I did within the month. Her name was Wild Card a Hughes 38 sloop built in Canada. I quickly repaired her and sailed her back to Culebra„where I was amazed to “nd many of the shell-shocked survivors of Hurricane Hugo still living under tarps next to their vessels, awaiting their rescue. Lesson #1: you are your own rescue. Of course, I knew I had to do something about Carlotta I could not allow her to clutter the front lawn of that condo forever. Alas, when I returned she was being stripped (and parts of her sold) by a local fellow. I saw red. I felt vulnerable and raw„and this was no time to mess with me. I called him up, and politely informed him I was going to kill him. (Great disasters make one bold. You do things youd never do in ordinary life„your emotions are so twisted and torn.) He said he wanted to buy her„and would patch-repair and remove her immediately from the condo lawn. I had between $60,000 and $80,000 invested in her„not to mention two peoples labor for six years. Yet I sold my ocean-going dream boat to that very fellow for a mere $1,600. He kept his word, at least in the sense that he temporarily repaired and re-launched her. He and his family lived on her for years in Culebra. That should have been the end of it. I should have been able to wash my hands of her. But, alas, she was worth more apart than together„and he was poor. And she was not held together by his blood, but mine. He sold the engine and then he sold the rigƒ and, eventually, abandoned the hull in the mangroves of Culebra ƒ years after I sold her to him. ƒ all of which has nothing to do with me. When you sell a boat or a car, it is out of your hands. Right? It is the other guys responsibility. Right? Right? Yeah, right! At least, thats what my mind says intellectually. Alas, my heart sings a sadder, more con”icted tune. So I repeatedly visit the grave„in person and via Google Earth. I endlessly play what might have been during long, lonely tricks at the wheel. I politely tip my hat to her as I sail by ƒ from the deck of yet another vessel. ƒ a global adulterer. In a way, I am grateful to Carlotta Life is what life is. NOW is the only moment we have„and right now I realize that the best, most enduring bene“t of building Carlotta wasnt Carlotta „but the steadfast realization that, with my wife Carolyns help„I could do almost anything; that no project was too big, too long or too complicated; that I would always win in life because I would always persevere. Thats a precious, righteous gift. Thats true personal empowerment. Yes, the price was steep, and I was forced to pay in blood. A bit of me dies each time I see her. I pay to this very day. Still, I continue to visit the grave„like a faithful lover should. I am still her best friend„as well as her Creator. I care. As long as I live, I will keep her memory alive. She will not die before me. And, eventually, we will be united. Editors note: Fatty and Carolyn have just left on their third circumnavigation. Capn Fatty Goodlander has lived aboard for 53 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


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20 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Sailing Humor BY JULIAN PUTLEY GRAPHICS BY HANNAH WELCH Charlies a bit of a history buff and recently he researched the history of the Caribbean island of Dagadavita. Apparently, sometime in the mid 19th century, an enterprising shipwrecked mariner started a shoe making business to help the barefooted population (and to make a ton of money, of course). Unfortunately his business failed because so many of the inhabitants were peg legged pirates, could only use one boot, and naturally they wanted 50% off. The dejected entrepreneur became known as Dudboot. Now Dudboot had a brother called Deadbeat. He would idle away his days at the local rum shop telling lies to tourists and accepting free drinks whenever possible. Then one day the rum ran out and this gave Deadbeat the inspiration he needed to try making his own liquor. With the help of his unemployed brother Dudboot, he set up a still and after several months of experimentation came up with a recipe for a powerful potion that included cactus juice, conch jelly, secretions from a rare iguana and other carefully guarded secret ingredients. Dudboot then had the dubious honor of being the guinea pig and soon it became obvious that the clear distilled liquid had seemingly magical properties. After only three cupfuls Dudboot was seen singing a bawdy sea shanty while carrying an overweight, unwashed trollop into his shack. Dudboot emerged some three hours later exclaiming to Deadbeat, That stuff is magic! It turns an overweight, unwashed trollop into a raging beauty. I think were onto a winner. What shall we call it?Ž Well,Ž said Deadbeat, it looks like vodka and it turns toothless, bedraggled harlots into beautiful maidens, so how about Belle Fille, French for beautiful girl?Ž And so it was. They changed the spelling to Bellfee so as not to upset any Americans and Bellfee Vodka became an overnight success. But it wasnt until some nine months later that a new and interesting side effect came to light. Overweight and unwashed trollops island-wide were giving birth to peg legged babies, provided that the father was so in”icted, of course. This amazing gene muddle was attributed to conch karma whereby conchs at one time had two feet but now had only one. Apparently a washed up pirate had built an outhouse over a conch bed and two footed conchs mutated to one footed ones. For those interested in science the conch foot is called an operculum. Dudboot again took up the entrepreneurial challenge and became quite successful manufacturing pairs of boots specially designed for peg legged pirates; one for the foot and one for the peg. Deadbeat became very rich but died suddenly whilst signing his 246th franchise for Bellfee Vodka. Isnt history wonderful! Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel .SAILING WITH CHARLIE PEG LEGS




22 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Racing Circuit The inaugural 2013 OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series was not only dubbed a resounding success by competitors and organizers alike, the three-race series also set the stage for future Caribbean competition by this progressive sportboat class and it sparked the start of the regions own Melges 32 ”eet. This is all due to the invitational and organizational work of the BVIs Mark Plaxton and USVIs Peter Holmberg. And some of the worlds best teams, who took the risk to ship their Melges 32s to a previously unraced destination for three regattas, branding their experience a big thumbs up. Switzerlands Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima who won the series kick-off BVI Sportboat Regatta in February held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda, the Caribbean Championship off Peter Island in April, and the overall series by one point over the USAs Dalton DeVos driving Delta says, I have not raced in the Caribbean before and it took quite an effort to do so. But I was rewarded with sailing at some of the most beautiful venues, with good winds and exciting racing.ŽNEW SERIES SPARKS MORE CARIBBEAN MELGES 32 COMPETITION BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER PHOTO: 2013 JOY | IM32CA PHOTO: 2013 JOY | IM32CABums on the rail Smile and Wave from Puerto Rico Roberto Tomasini Grinover (left) owner of winning Robertissima 1 with tactician Vasco Vascotto


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 23 DeVos, who won the series second leg at the International Rolex Regatta held out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club in March, adds, We saw the Series as a great opportunity to further our development as a program and there really isnt a better venue for doing so. The Islands were beautiful, as always, and the yacht clubs were extremely hospitable. The Virgin Islands are known for having consistent breeze, and aside from one day in Peter Island, the wind did not let us down.Ž At the helm of Volpe and sailing with Americas Cup skipper Ed Baird as tactician, DeVos cousin, Ryan DeVos, “nished third in the series. Most of the rest of the ten-boat series ”eet reads like a Whos Who of the top Melges 32 teams: the USAs Jason Carrolls ARGO Richard Goranssons Inga From Sweden 3 the USAs Alex Jacksons Leenabarca and Russias Valentine Zavadnikov on Synergy GT In addition, there were three Caribbean entries: the BVIs Mark Plaxtons INTAC that “nished third in the Peter Island leg, and Puerto Ricos Jaime Torres Smile and Wave and Luis Juarbes SOCA Looking ahead, Plaxton explains, We intend to host another Melges 32 Series in the Virgin Islands in 2015, coordinated between Melges USA and Melges Europe. The plan is that after the Worlds in Miami in December 2014 and Key West Race Week in January, the boats will ship to the Virgin Islands. The Series will have three events, one or two in Virgin Gorda due to the facilities and sailing conditions both inside and outside North Sound. These will take place in February and early March or early April. The International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas will host the third event. Thirty boats on the start line is not unrealistic.Ž In the meantime, Plaxton hopes to build the Melges 32 ”eet in the Caribbean. We already have two boats in Puerto Rico, one in St. Maarten and one in the BVI,Ž Plaxton says. I intend to buy a new boat for 2015 and that will make the 5th. To help grow the class, Im offering to sell my current Melges 32 for $100,000, if it stays in the Caribbean. Thats a good deal. I put $350,000 into it and its turnkey, ready to race.Ž Puerto Ricos Torres, who enjoyed a huge learning curve sailing in the series, is also working hard to grow the Caribbeans Melges 32 class. First, were putting together a demo weekend program where local sailors can get the sportboat rush at zero cost,Ž Torres explains. Secondly, were working with the Class to encourage a Caribbean one-design racing program. There are so many amazing regattas in the region and all it takes is “ve boats to get our own class.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


24 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Racing Circuit Considered one of the most extreme single handed races in the world, the Mini Transat will arrive in Guadeloupe late November. Up to 80 minis, just 6.50-meters in length, (21.32ft) will race from Douarnenez, France, on October 13th, for Lanzarotte (Canary Islands) and then roar across the Atlantic to the “nish line off Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Since its inception in 1977, to provide affordable offshore solo racing, mini sailing has become somewhat of a cult. The Mini Transat and other, similar, events have given rise to some of the worlds top professional racers including Dame Ellen MacArthur, Michel Desjoyeaux and Brian Thompson, as well as the majority of skippers in this years Vendee Globe. The racers are a tight knit, mutually supportive group and while the Mini Transat is still largely a French race, this year will see at least 18 other nationalities represented. Some consider the race mad and potentially dangerous. It combines the hazards of solo ocean racing in a very small boat while exposing the skipper to a grueling test of physical and mental exhaustion. With the boats potentially reaching over 20 knots, peak performance and sound tactical decisions have to be made despite snatching sleep 10-THE MINI TRANSAT BY TRISH BAILY PHOTOS COURTESY OF RICHARD HEWSON CARIBBEAN BOUNDSmall boat on a big ocean 20 minutes at a time. Navigation equipment is minimal … a GPS is allowed but with no graphics or chart plotter. Ability for celestial navigation is a big plus, and the only access to weather is from VHF and SSB receiver. Automatic Identi“cation System (AIS) and a tracker are mandatory. To overcome criticism, the organizers created rigorous trials and inspections to ensure minimum risk. Qualifying races involve a 1000 nautical mile passage and 1000 nautical miles of racing of which at least one race must be single handed. All of the races must be in the boat the skipper will race across the Atlantic. Shadowing the race will be four safety boats that can respond to abandonment or medical emergencies. The event is limited to 80 boats and is split into two divisions: the production division (A.K.A. … series boats), which are approved designs and manufactured with comparatively conservative materials, and the prototype division (limited to 20 boats) that are on the extreme edge of high performance being more liberal in terms of dimensions, materials and technology, for example carbon “ber hulls and masts and canting keels. A boat/skipper team to watch this year may be Australian Richard Hewson who is racing the new RG650 series yacht.


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 25Designed by Argentinean Nikolas Goldberg, it is the “rst mini series boat to be built in the Southern Hemisphere. Hewson cleaned up in the 2011/12 Round the World Clipper Race with 12 wins and a podium place in all 15 legs. As a result of that unrivalled performance Golberg and his marketing manager Brett Perry approached Hewson to promote the RG650 in this years Mini Transat. Hewson has just completed the grueling qualifying races in the Mediterranean but is still grinning although he, like the majority of the sailors campaigning for the Mini Transat are on very tight budgets. Sponsorship is hard to “nd but the numbers competing indicates the sheer joy of the challenge. Not only will they be in boats whose innovative design and concepts have in”uenced that of larger boats such as the Volvo and Open 60 classes, but the very nature of the race means they must be in tune with their environment. They wont have the battery of electronic gear so common these days but instead will have to resort to reading the ocean and the sky for changes in currents and weather patterns. One has to know and love the sea to read it and this is so impressive about these new-age fanatic racers. Mini Transat racing is about as close to being completely environmentally friendly as possible and Hewson, like many of the racers, is a strong campaigner for a sustainable ocean environment. It will be exciting to follow this race to the Caribbean and see where those who cross the “nish line off Guadeloupe end up in the future. For more information, visit: http://www.minitransat.fr Two thumbs up from Richard Hewson for his RG650 mini-racer # 816


26 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Racing CircuitANTIGUA SAILING WEEKBY LOUAY HABIB In recent years many new sailing regattas have been held in the Caribbean but the yardstick to which they are all compared is still Antigua Sailing Week, the longest running regatta in the region. Three years ago, a regatta organising committee was set up to manage the event and if the number of smiling competitors measured the achievement of that, it has been a roaring success. With ten yachts 60ft or over, the 46th edition of Antigua Sailing Week had one of the largest big boat attendances for many years. Scratch boat was the RP78, Whisper skippered by His Majesty, King Harald V of Norway, who was very complimentary about the experience. I have not been to Antigua Sailing Week for a few years but I am very pleased with the race management and the conditions have been wonderful, especially as it is very cold in Norway at this time of the year.Ž In CSA 1, Whisper could only manage second to an extremely well sailed yacht from Peru. Astonishingly, 26 different nations raced at Antigua Sailing Week. Eduardo Wong Lu Vegas Soto 48, Kuankun won the racing division ahead of Whisper Jose Arozamenas American Farr 73, Maximizer was third. The two largest yachts had a titanic battle in CSA 2, BritSIMPLY THE BEST ish Frers 94, Bristolian skippered by Patrick Wynn, had a great tussle with Hector Velardes Peruvian Nelson Marek 92, Locura The two yachts had a gentlemens bet of a case of champagne for Line Honours, which Bristolian won, however, on time correction Locura beat Bristolian in the regatta, so both crews could celebrate. CSA 3 produced the performance of the regatta, the long-awaited battle between last years overall winner El Ocaso and the much in form Arethusa Richard Wesslunds El Ocaso was defending the Lord Nelson Trophy but Phil Lotz Arethusa was too strong, the Swan 42 from Rhode Island won all bar two races to win the class with a day to spare, and were rightly awarded the Lord Nelson Trophy for the best performing yacht at the regatta. This just caps off a great season,Ž exclaimed Lotz as the crew sprayed the skipper with champagne on the awards stage. The crew has been just magni“cent in their time and effort preparing the boat and on the racecourse, also a big thank you to the organizers of the regatta; they have done a great job.Ž CSA 4 produced one of the most competitive classes with four British yachts winning races. On the “nal day it Arethusa Philip Lotz, Swan CS42 win the coveted overall prize … The Lord Nelson Trophy for best yacht overallPHOTO: PAUL WYETH HTTP://PWPICTURES.COM




28 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Racing Circuit went to the wire, Philippe Falles Grand Soleil 43, Quokka got the better of Lucy Reynolds First 40, Southern Child to win the class. However, during the week, Jeremy Thorps Lancelot II and Jonty Lay“elds Sleeper had both won races. It was also interesting to see that the top three boats were all chartered; the raceboat charter market is now a big part of the entry list for Antigua Sailing Week. In CSA 5, two yachts had an epic duel, skippered by two very determined characters. Ross Applebeys Scarlet Oyster and Carlo Falcones Caccia alla Volpe were virtually inseparable on the water all week. With both teams doing anything within the rules of sailing to gain victory, the class lead changed four times in just eight races. In the end, Caccia alla Volpe won the last race to win by a single point. Two veterans of Antigua Sailing Week scored a perfect seven wins in their respective classes. Sir Hugh Baileys CS40, U-Go was unbeatable and a lot of that was down to a regular crew that spent many hours preparing the boat just for this regatta. Geoffrey Pidduck maybe 75-years-old, 60 years older than the bowman on the Six Meter, Biwi Magic but there is life in the old dog yet. Pidduck won all seven races in CSA 6. When asked the secret of his success, he replied, Antigua starts with the beach.Ž Referring to his starting tactics of being “rst to the shoreline at the starts to gain a favorable shift in the wind and get out of foul current. The Overall Bareboat title went to Alfred Geissers Swiss KH+P Sea You Later Alfreds team celebrated by throwing him in the drink at Nelsons Dockyard! Bareboat 2 featured an epic battle between the German team on Christoph Nielsens KH+P Bageal and the Irish team on Coleman Garveys Warvor After seven closely fought races, both teams were tied but KH+P Bageal won the class by virtue of more race wins. A “nal word of congratulation should go to the race management team, led by Racing Chairman Kathy Lammers. Unusual for Antigua Sailing Week, the regatta was sailed in predominantly light and often oscillating breeze, especially the last two days. However, the racing programme was completed and much of that was down to smart race management. Sailors come to Antigua Sailing Week to race and Sailing Weeks tag line; Where sailing comes “rst is very appropriate and the reason that the regatta is such a success. Louay Habib is a freelance yachting journalist who has competed at yachting regattas and offshore events all over the world. He writes for a variety of clients that include the Volvo Ocean Race and the Royal Ocean Racing Club. PHOTO: PAUL WYETH HTTP://PWPICTURES.COM Aerial view of racing at Antigua Sailing Week 2013 Inset: Antiguas talisman sailor Sir Hugh Bailey has been competing at Antigua Sailing Week for decades, but this year his CS40 U-Go was a new entry for his team. Well prepared and expertly sailed, U-Go also achieved a perfect scoreline of wins in CSA 7B PHOTO: PAUL WYETH HTTP://PWPICTURES.COM




30 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 How can you assure good participation when three regattas on three different islands take place on three weekends in a row? Santiago Tino Galan, resident coach for the Virgin Islands Optimist Dinghy Associations (VIODA) Advanced Optimist Sailing Program and Team ISV, had the answer: The new VI Triple Crown series. The inaugural Series started with the Cruzan Open on St. Croix, followed by the VIODA Championship Regatta on St. John and concluded with the BVI Dinghy Championships on Tortola. A Series like this helps to foster good relationships between islands, the different sailing programs, the parents, and of course the kids,Ž Galan explains. The other aspect is the actual sailing one. Many sailors on the start line and racing in big ”eets bene“t because most island programs are small and the kids dont get this opportunity.Ž Twenty-seven sailors from all three U.S. Virgin Islands, the BVI, St. Maarten and Antigua competed in the inaugural VI Triple Crown. There was de“nitely close comYouth SailingTRIPLE CROWN BOOSTS OPTIMIST SAILING IN THE V.I. ST. THOMAS MURPHY WINS THE CROWNBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER petition. After three regattas and over 30 races, it was St. Thomas Christopher Murphy who won, beating second place “nisher, St. Thomas Scott McKenzie, by only one point. It was really close between Scott and me at the end,Ž says 14-year-old Murphy. Weve been sailing together since we were 11 and its always been like that. Id say my biggest advantage was overall tactics. Im not the fastest sailor because Im almost too big for the boat now, but I really use tactics to advantage.Ž Murphy won the Optimist overall in both the Cruzan Open and VIODA Championship Regatta, thus comfortably leading the series going into the BVI Dinghy Championships. There, he found the chop in the Channel outside Nanny Cay a challenge and “nished “fth overall. Meanwhile, McKenzie “nished a solid second and third overall in the St. Croix and St. John events, and earned a third overall in the BVI. I am glad I caught up to Chris in Tortola,Ž says 14-yearTeddy Nicolosi ISV 720, Chris Murphy ISV579, Scott McKenzie ISV925PHOTOS CREDIT: JOYCE MCKENZIE


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 31 Hurricane Hunter 35 TEL (340) 776-5432 FAX (340) 775-4507 WWW.OFFSHOREVI.COMOutboards, Waverunners, Motorcycles, Invert Generators Boats In” atables Diesel Engines, Diesel Generators Exclusively Available at Offshore Marine Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer old McKenzie, but he deserved to win because he sailed very well.Ž McKenzie earned second overall in the VI Triple Crown. St. Thomas Teddy Nicolosi, a dark horse in the series with an eighth place “nish in the Cruzan Open, put himself back in the running with a hard-earned second at the VIODA Championship Regatta and a nothing-short-of phenomenal “rst place at the BVI Dinghy Champs with seven bullets in eight races. Nicolosi “nished third in the series. St. Johns Paige Clarke earned the Triple Crown trophy for Top Girl, “nishing eighth overall. Galan concludes, I hope the Triple Crown will grow and become an annual event.Ž For full series results, visit: vioda.webs.com/documents.htm Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Scott McKenzie (left) and Teddy Nicolosi Coach Santiago Tino Galan and Chris Murphy … VIODA Championships Team Racing 2013


32 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Fishing JULY OPEN BILLFISH TOURNAMENT FIFTY YEARS AND GOING STRONGBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Capt. Johnny Harms is credited with discovering the magni“cent blue marlin “shery in the Virgin Islands. That was back in the 1950s when Laurence Rockefeller brought Harms down to explore the possibility of big game charter “shing for Rockefellers guests at St. Johns Caneel Bay Resort. Yet charter “shing isnt the only thing for which Harms has received recognition. In the early 1960s, in the evenings in the tiny bar at the Lagoon Marina, Harms adrenalin-pumping stories about Big Daddy, or thousand-pound blue marlin hes glimpsed out on the North Drop, ignited a competitive spirit among his fellow “shermen. It was Elliott Fishmans catch of a Little Daddy, a 500lb blue marlin, while out “shing with Harms aboard the Savannah Bay that sparked the idea for the newly-formed Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club to organize a tournament. The “rst July Open Tournament was held on July 4 1964. Back then it was a hometown tournament with 30 to 40 boats from Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands,Ž Since all marlin are released, a team of IGFAtrained observers rides along to verify catches. Here they are inside the VI Game Fishing Club at the start of the tournamentPHOTO: DEAN BARNES The 845lb blue marlin caught in the 1968 July Open Tournament


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 33explains Capt. Red Bailey, of the Abigail III who moved to the Virgin Islands from his native Antigua in 1966, worked as a mate for Harms and “shed the tournament in its early years. The Puerto Ricans would bring their boats over and leave them for the summer.Ž Elliot Fishmans catch of an 845lb blue marlin during the 5th July Open Tournament, on July 4 1968, brought national attention to the Virgin Islands. In an interview conducted in the early 1990s, Fishman explained, We had just set out the lines when Harms yelled: left outrigger. It was then that I saw the massive marlin, lit up like a blue neon sign, was after my bait. The “ght I thought might be easy turned into a three hour and 28 minute struggle. What a sight … that huge marlin jumped out of the water nineteen times! When we got back to the dock, the “sh weighed in at 845lb and measured thirteenfeet, one-inch long with a girth of 71 inches. Not only did I set the new all-tackle world record for the Atlantic Blue Marlin, but because I was using 80lb pound test, I held that record too. My catch was broadcast worldwide in papers ranging from Copenhagen, Denmark, to New York City, USA.Ž In those “rst years, Capt. Spike Herbert, who arrived in the Virgin Islands from Nevis in 1966 aboard a sports “shing boat whose owner wanted to learn how to catch blue marlin from Harms and who, in 1980, just a day after the July Open ended, caught a 1192lb blue marlin in Virgin Islands waters, says, We use to kill everything back then, but that changed through the years.Ž Over the past 50 years the July Open Tournament has welcomed anglers from around the Caribbean, the U.S. and the world and moved away from the Fourth of July holiday to the July full moon. It has also been a trendsetter in sports “shing innovation and conservation. In the 1970s, the modi“ed release rule was implemented, meaning that the minimum weight for a boated “sh had to be at least 400lb. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Capt. Bailey called for single hooks only. This was based on research that the double-hook arrangement could cause severe damage to a marlin if the hooks werent removed. In the early 2000s, the July Open became a 100% release tournament, meaning winners were based on how many marlin they released and not the biggest brought to the scales. Today, “sh-friendly circle hooks are most popular and “shermen get their rush not by killing a “sh but instead teasing it up on a pitch-bait, watching the incredible bite, and releasing the marlin to swim free another day. Dates for the 50th Anniversary July Open Bill“sh Tournament are July 19, 20 and 21, 2013. For more information, visit: www.vigfc.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. 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34 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Seamanship & Voyaging DAVID WEGMAN BY RAY JASON One of the reasons that I love the cruising life is because I often cross tacks with people who are ƒ well ƒ you know ƒ different. Take for example my friend David Wegman. He knew Jimmy Buffett before he was famous, and even occasionally plays music with him. David is not just a friend of the legendary Foxy Callwood, on Jost van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands; he sculpted the statue that greets the visitors to his sandy saloon. And not only can Monsieur Wegman get a table at Le Select in St. Barts, he has an art studio above the bar. His seafaring life began in Key West in the early 1970s when it was a laid-back haven for artists, musicians, and HIGH SEAS WANDERER smugglers. His “rst sailboat had character and history. Thirty people crowded onto this engineless 30-foot sloop and made the treacherous crossing from Cuba to America. They got their freedom and David got a stalwart boat for only $1,000. She had quite a name … AFRIGAN QUEEN II Either the previous owner misspelled African or had issues with queens. For his 25th birthday, David decided to sail out to the Dry Tortugas islands. A friend joined him for a fun-“lled week. Unfortunately, Hurricane Agnes formed suddenly and plundered Florida. Somehow David and his mate managed to survive 100 knot winds for what seemed like an eternity. Using buckets and pots they bailed out the David Wegman in Key West


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 35 The Gold Standard in Antifouling Paints NEW NAUTICAL COATINGS, INC.14805 49th Street North, Clearwater, Florida 33762 !"#"$%&'" %%%(%&)" We guarantee it! *$+(%&! boat around the clock. Ten days after leaving Key West they spotted the Gulf Coast of Florida, and ran the brave little sloop onto the beach. Awaiting them was a stunning apparition„a shiny black hearse and a man dressed in a shiny black suit. Fortunately, it was not the Grim Reaper, but a city councilman from Venice, Florida, who also worked in the town mortuary. He was surveying road damage, and spotted the wounded sloop staggering ashore. He loaded the exhausted but elated survivors into his hearse and drove to the mortuary where he gave them some dry clothes purloined from an undisclosed source. This was the “rst of many gestures of kindness that the local citizens showered upon David. Because they had also suffered the wrath of Hurricane Agnes, they were astonished that anyone in a tiny boat could survive such fury out in the Gulf of Mexico. After their saga made the front page of the local newspaper, many curious townspeople brought David food, tools and encouragement. The effort to re”oat the little wooden boat became a community crusade and nearly a circus act. Ringling Brothers had their winter quarters nearby and they tried to organize a rescue effort that would utilize two big slings and four even bigger elephants to walk the sloop back into the sea. After about ten days ashore, a bulldozer and an abnormally high tide returned the stranded sloop to her saltwater element. Sadly, she craved that water too much, and the pumps could not stay ahead of the leaks. David ran her back onto the beach and removed everything of value. Then he burned the valiant little boat and shoveled the ashes into a dumpster, which he jokingly referred to as a large urn.Ž The silver lining to this sad tale was that by losing his boat, which was also his home, David quali“ed for hurricane assistance, so he took the $2,500 check. Here, any sensible person would have sworn off the sea forever, but not Hurricane Wegman; he went searching for his next dream girl. In the Chesapeake Bay area he found a “ne little Dutchbuilt sloop that even had a functioning one-cylinder diesel engine. Soon, AFRIGAN QUEEN III was heading south Awaiting them was a stunning apparition„ a shiny black hearse and a man dressed in a shiny black suit. Fortunately, it was not the Grim Reaper, but a city councilman from Venice, Florida, who also worked in the town mortuary.


36 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Seamanship & Voyaging towards Key West on the Intracoastal Waterway. His next beyond the horizon destination was the Bahamas. Imagine how unspoiled those sunny isles must have been in the early 70s. That voyage convinced David that life as an ocean vagabond would be just “ne with him. As more distant islands beckoned, his second sloop found her bow heading for the fabled West Indies and a voyage all the way down the chain to Trinidad. At that point he ran into a continent, so he headed back up the Windies, revisiting favorite spots and exploring new ones along the way. Around this time, he discovered Coral Bay on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The kickback community there felt just about right. The fact that the nearby mangroves also provided excellent hurricane protection convinced him to make this his new home port. Around 1982 David bought the hull and plans for a Block Island Schooner. He spent a couple years on St. Thomas transforming the empty “berglass shell into a handsome, any-ocean 40-footer. With his new vessel, it was time for a circumnavigation. He left St. John in 1990 and went through the Panama Canal and out to Cocos Island, then the Galapagos, on to the Marquesas and Tahiti. Friends joined him for many of the legs and sometimes he single-handed. He negotiated the dangerous Torres Straits, crossed the Indian Ocean and sailed on to South Africa. In 1998 he completed his voyage back in St. John. Ill close with a wonderful example of Davids eccentricity. He has a hammock on his schooner„but it isnt mounted above the foredeck or between the masts„ it is rigged beneath the bowsprit so that he can be within tickling range of those kindergarteners of the sea, the playful dolphins. Ray Jason is the author of the humorous, offbeat sailing book Tales of a Sea Gypsy Hes still out there happily wandering the oceans in his lovely 30-footer. At that point he ran into a continent, so he headed back up the Windies, revisiting favorite spots and exploring new ones along the way. The artist with one of his paintings


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38 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Our Natural WorldPARROTFISHBY DEVI SHARPDEFINITELY A FISH AND NOT A PARROT Parrot“sh are brightly colored, large scaled “sh that obtain their name from the fused teeth that create a beak that they use to rasp algae from coral surfaces. Relatively common on coral reefs in the Caribbean; parrot“sh are really quite remarkable in their coloration, life history and their importance to coral reef ecosystems. Parrot“sh are largely herbivorous eating primarily “lamentous algae, sea grass and occasional crustaceans that grow on coral. In the process of scraping algae from the coral, parrot“sh inadvertently consume huge quantities of coral skeleton or calcium carbonate. Their specialized alimentary tracts extract the non organic material and researchers believe that 75% of the gut contents of parrot“sh is inorganic sediment or sand, so we can thank parrot “sh for some of the white sand on our favorite beaches. If you watch a parrot“sh for a while you will see they expel long trails of sandy excrement. A study in Bermuda estimated that parrot“sh create a ton of sand per acre of coral reef per year. Identi“cation of parrot“sh is tricky because they go through three primary phases: juvenile, initial and termiParrotfish get their name from the structure of their beak-like jawPHOTO: CAROLINE ROGERSParrotfish identification is difficult because they go through three phases. This initial phase of the stoplight parrotfish does not look at all like the terminal phasePHOTO: SUZI COPE


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 39 nal and some parrot“sh species have intermediate phases between the primary phases. To further complicate identi“cation most parrot“sh are hermaphroditic; they change sexes to get to the terminal phase. All terminal phase parrot“sh are male. In certain species some are born male with some females changing as they mature; in other species all terminal phase “sh have changed sex. Unlike many “sh that have to guard a territory for a sparse food resource, parrot“sh feed on easily found and renewed foods, so they are not usually territorial about the food resource and allow several species of parrot“sh to share feeding groups. Large terminal phase males will vigorously defend a harem of females. Parrot“sh are pelagic spawners; the females release tiny buoyant eggs into the water, the eggs are fertilized by the males and then attach to plankton and stay on the plankton until they hatch. There are 78 species of parrot“sh worldwide and 14 species occur in the Caribbean. Have you ever seen a “sh wearing pajamas? Some parrot“sh create a mucous sack for sleeping. The mucous secreted from an organ on their head. Scientists think the cocoon masks their scent, making them harder for nocturnal predators, like moray eels, to “nd. Other sleeping strategies include hiding under coral, camou”age and burying themselves in the sand. The ecology of coral reefs is complex and parrot“sh play an important role. They are one of the most important grazers on reef seaweed and algae, and their grazing is critical to the balance of algae growth on coral. If there are no “sh grazing upon the algae, the coral will be smothered by algal growth. The importance of algae grazers upon the coral reef ecosystem was illustrated in Terminal phase of the Red banded parrotfishPHOTO: SUZI COPE


40 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013the mid 1980s when there was a die-off of an herbivorous urchin ( Diadema antillarum ). As this urchin disappeared the coral became overgrown with foliose macroalgae, which smothers coral. Recent studies done in Discovery Bay, Jamaica, and other locations appear to show a massive comeback of Diadema and noticable regeneration of the reefs. In January 2012 the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in United States Federal court seeking greater protection for threatened coral reefs, specifically elkhorn and staghorn corals in the Caribbean, both protected under the Endangered Species Act in the Caribbean. The lawsuit asserted that the National Marine Fisheries Service … a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … ignored science showing that parrotfish play and important role in maintaining the health of coral reefs when setting catch limits for parrotfish in the US Virgin Islands. The lawsuit explained that excessive algal growth threatens the health of Caribbean reefs, choking out corals and degrading the habitat of other reef creatures, such as fish, sea turtles and lobsters. Parrot“sh and other reef “sh are taken in the Caribbean for mostly local use. They are not sought out for overseas shipping, but in some locations the pressure on reef “sh is great. A few years ago we were anchored in the south end of Barbuda and some local “sherman came by and asked to trade “sh for rum. They were offering parrot“sh and a queen trigger“sh. Look around almost any “sh market on an Eastern Caribbean Island and you will see reef “sh for sale. Clearly there is a delicate balance between human needs and intact ecosystems. Next time you are snorkeling or diving and see a parrotfish expel a load of sand, you can thank it for the valuable job it does maintaining coral reefs and building beaches. Devi Sharp is a retired wildlife biologist and exploring the Caribbean with her husband, Hunter on their sailboat Arctic Tern Our Natural WorldParrotfish graze on the algae growing on coral and play an important role in the ecology of coral reefsPHOTO: CAROLINE ROGERS


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42 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Bluewater Cruising ONE HULL OR TWO WHICH IS FOR YOU? ROSIE BURR WRESTLES WITH THE QUESTION The long debated issue of which is the better boat, a catamaran or a monohull, recently presented itself when we started shopping for a new (old) boat. Its a big debate and one that has sparked many discussions and fueled a few arguments. We had the opportunity to change boats and, having lived aboard a monohull full time for nine years; it was time to move on. We took a long, hard look at what we might want and the should we go multi or mono question arose. We werent newbie sailors or armchair sailors going in green, we had knowledge and experience. We had a good idea of the things we wanted and didnt want, and the things on which we might be prepared to compromise. We tried in earnest to take the catamaran route and there were a couple of multihulls we found really interesting. We liked the idea of the change that they potentially had to offer. There is a certain element of prestige to cats and the days of being criticized as non oceangoing boats have long gone. They are light and airy and can quickly get you where you want to go. Although they can be fairly pricey, espeCat or Monohull … which is the better boat?


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 43 cially if you are looking for a well-found offshore catamaran, there is no denying the comfort and stability they offer when sailing. There is no doubt that in a rolly anchorage a cat would be steadier; a better place to be. And they are great social boats too, with huge cockpits and many cabins. But many cabins with empty spaces we did not need. Two would do. Most of the galleys lacked the space we had on board our 40ft mono. Plus, there was a severe lack of storage. As a full time cruiser my boat is my only home and the sad story is I have accumulated lots of stuff that needs to be stowed. The whole not weighing a cat down goes against my need to carry as much stuff as possible to be self-suf“cient and prepared for anything. Not to mention how lightly made a lot of cats are. I realize the same can be said for single hulls but there is something very reassuring about a thick, strong, heavy hull only a mono can offer. It seemed that to have a cat that would meet all our needs, with a decent galley, full length sofas (not of the curved variety), good sized cabins and a strongly built hull from a reputable builder we were, all of a sudden, looking at cats that were very big and very expensive. Although the popularity of catamarans has grown tremendously in recent years, they are still a rich mans toy. For the price of one catamaran, you can get a LOT of monohull. Not to mention the double the hull costs in marinas and boatyards. But thats not it. All things are a compromise. I could make all these things work if I wanted to. For more than two people I think perhaps catamarans are the way to go in terms of the space they offer. But I love the cozy cockpit of my monohull, which makes me feel safe and comfortable at sea. And though I am not fond of sailing to windward, I love the feel of my keel slicing through the water. I love being inside the cool bowels of the boat and have never been a fan of hanging out in the cockpit all day even in these hot and sticky tropics. But these are all just my preferences. There are pros and cons for each side and it is a very individual topic. What ”oats one mans boat will sink another. But for me, at the end of it all, there is something more traditional and romantic about the simple monohull that I just cant seem to sail away from.EDITORS NOTE: The above article follows on from one written by cruiser Liesbet Collaert, published in the April edition of All At Sea in which she discussed the reasons why she chose a catamaran. Liesbet and Rosie are friends who beg to differ. Rosie and her husband Sim Hoggarth from the yacht Wandering Star have cruised the Caribbean and North America full time for nine years. Visit their blog: www.yachtwanderingstar.com There is nothing quite like the feel of a monohull slicing through the seas One Hull or two … which are you?PHOTO: SAM FRAMPTON


44 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 YOUNG, IN LOVE, AND FLOATING ON A DREAM STORY AND PHOTOS BY HOLLY GAUTHIER It is the stuff of dreams: cruising around the Caribbean on a sailboat, anchoring in pristine and secluded harbors, free-diving in clear, warm water, cuddling on deck under romantic sunsets and stars, and sharing the adventure with the most wonderful man in the world. Young and in love and ”oating around paradise ƒ amazingly, this life is now a dream come true. So many cruisers wait until theyve retired and saved up a big nest egg to set sail, but there are young couples living the dream all over the world. The one thing we all have in common is that we keep it simple. And while the dream becomes reality, it also frees us from the con“nes ashore. We are no longer bogged down “nancially with rent, car, insurance, phone, internet, utilities, and gym memberships. On our boat, these worries are a distant memory. For what we would have thrown away on a couple of years rent or mortgage, we have an old 36ft sailboat, San Blas … cheers! Cruisers Klein Curaao


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 45 which we live aboard comfortably and simply. We rarely tie up in marinas, preferring instead to chuck out our trusty CQRstyle anchor and enjoy the serenity and cool breeze in the harbors. To wake up to a sunrise backlighting Ginger, Cooper, Salt, Peter, and Norman Islands across the Sir Francis Drake Channel and sip coffee together on deck ƒ its a million-dollar view, and its free. When we get bored of that scene, we simply sail on to the next exotic location: swimming with the curious stingrays in Grand Cayman, or hiking through a rainforest with our surfboards to a reef break in Bocas del Toro ƒ Curaao, Bonaire, San Blas, Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico. No need to pack; we take our home with us. We simply go where the wind blows. Our outboard stopped working the “rst week we met, and I found it incredibly sweet that my handsome man rowed me to and from the boat. Many years later, we are still rowing. Its great exercise, its free, and we never have to worry about San Blas Fins in the Zapatilla Cays


46 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Young, In Love, and Floating on a Dream “lling up fuel cans or breaking down. People often ask us if we are on our honeymoon. It feels like it, every day. We havent owned a car in four years and have not missed it. To get around ashore, we take local buses or walk. It can be a struggle, carrying bags of provisions, jerry cans full of water, and other supplies back to the dinghy, especially in the blazing Caribbean sun, but this too is good for us: having to carry everything we buy helps cut back on frivolous purchases, as does the limited space at home on the boat. This saves a lot of money, which extends our cruising kitty. With all this walking and rowing and lugging of goods, I have got in the best shape of my life, and so has Handsome. No gym membership needed. And with my hair naturally highlighted in the sun and salt water, Ive “nally achieved that beachy look that I once searched for in expensive salons. We even cut each others hair. Our old Four Winds wind generator and a pair of solar panels give us all the power we need. My sweetheart has become something of a MacGyver when it comes to engine work, electrical wiring, and maintenance. By keeping our systems basic, we can spend less time “xing the boat and more time enjoying it and each other. Fewer living expenses also relieve pressure to be tied down in a nine-to-“ve job. Weve been able to spend the majority of most years cruising, while living on the boat and working ashore in various islands for short term contracts as needed. Many countries, such as the Cayman Islands, have more accommodating work permit procedures and welcome ex-pats to apply for a wide variety of jobs. Everyone, from lawyers to accountants to divers and waitresses, may be considered for employment in some part of the Caribbean„it just takes some research, and usually a bit of paperwork, and patience. We “nd ourselves completely engrossed in simply watching the beauty of the natural world around us. The way the pelicans dive-bomb shoals of “sh in the mornings, glittering small fry hide in the shadow of our hull, dolphins glow like angels outlined in phosphorescence as they glide alongside in the dark„its better than anything on TV. This simple way of living is not for everyone, but by removing the distractions of modern life, we have been able to focus on what really matters: each other … and this adventure that we share. Like all sailors, weve experienced some storms and rough weather. As the swell is kicking up hundreds of miles from land and I am gripping the helm on night watch, I often “nd myself repeating this mantra: As long as the boat is a”oat, and we are both in it, I have everything I need in the world.Ž Holly Gauthier and her “anc have spent the last four years cruising around the Caribbean on their Cabot 36. Sunset over Cayo Largo




48 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Gut instinct has served U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot, Lt. Hector Rafy Ramos, well. Last year, ”ying out of Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Ramos and his team successfully rescued a Virgin Islands woman ”oating in the water several hours after a plane crash and, on another occasion, a “sherman stranded off the south coast of Puerto Rico for a day and a half. Each time, Ramos followed and then adapted the standard search grid using his instinct. Or, in these two cases, it meant tracking the usual direction of the sea currents he knew so well from Puerto Rico USCG LT. HECTOR RAFY RAMOS KEEPS BOATERS SAFE AT SEA BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER having been born and raised in the Caribbean. Ramos, a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, “rst studied accounting at the University of Puerto Rico. There, he was accepted as a cadet into the Air Forces ROTC (Reserve Of“cers Training Corps) program. He traveled one summer to the Air Forces Colorado Springs training facility and earned his wings parachuting. However, he didnt think about becoming a pilot at this point. Instead, he returned home, graduated and worked for a while on the familys coffee plantation. I always loved the military,Ž Ramos explains. I also PHOTO COURTESY OF USCG


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 49 Ramos graduated from ”ight training and was lucky to land an assignment ”ying HH-65 Dolphin helicopters back home in Puerto Rico. Here, his range of operation includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and his multiple missions cover everything from law enforcement, migrant and drug interdiction, aids to navigation and search and rescue. Ramos also had the honor last October 18th of being selected to ”y USCG Commandant, Robert J. Papp, Jr., on a familiarization trip to review the services land and sea assets in the region. I was the single pilot and Admiral Papp ”ew as the copilot,Ž explains Ramos. There were two to three cutters in the area that day. It was a great morale booster to have the Commandant visit.Ž Another of Ramos missions is going airborne in advance and in the aftermath of a hurricane. USCG Air Station Borinquen boasts a hurricane-proof hanger and its helicopters, equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and avionics, can ”y in up to 50 knots of wind. This allows Ramos and his team to accomplish tasks such as warning boaters before the storm, as well as performing search and rescue operations and assessing waterways for hazards to navigation before ports are re-opened after a storm. Ramos encourages young people who would like to follow in his path. You can enlist or go the of“cer route,Ž he says. There are several career choices such as small boat operations, rescue swimmer and helicopter pilot. In the end, it all comes down to keeping people safe on the sea. Theres no greater feeling than a successful rescue.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. PHOTO COURTESY OF USCGUSCG Press Officer, Lt. Hector Rafy Ramos (center) and USCG Commandant, Admiral Robert Papp (right) at Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Rescue helicopter in action had a drive to become an of“cer. When I checked online, I found that the USCG offered an Of“cer Candidate School. I applied and was accepted. It wasnt until I was stationed in Guam as a law enforcement of“cer and a friend applied to the Coast Guards aviation program that I really thought about being a pilot. So I applied too.Ž Ramos was posted to Pensacola, Florida, where he and other USCG pilot candidates trained with the Navy for two years. He studied “ve days a week as well and learned to ”y single-engine planes. Training progressed from straight line ”ights to soaring in formation and performing other precision acrobatics, all designed to build keen awareness and an ability to constantly multitask. I knew that to accomplish the mission of the Coast Guard in a hands-on way meant piloting a helicopter,Ž Ramos says. So, I want to Milton, Florida, for eight months of additional training learning the basics of aerodynamics in a rotary wing craft, for example, and ”ying at night in night vision goggles.Ž




JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 51 United States Virgin IslandsCRUZAN OPEN WELCOMES LARGE OPTI FLEETCAROL M. BAREUTHER Small boat sailing is growing in a big way on St. Croix. So much so that the St. Croix Yacht Clubs (SCYC) April 20 to 21 Cruzan Open drew “fty-seven beginner and advanced dinghy sailors from all three U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. This event also served to kick-off a new three-island Optimist series, the Triple Crown, although there were also classes for Sun“sh, Club 420s and Lasers. Interest and pro“ciency at dinghy racing is nothing new at the SCYC. Yet, Optimist sailing, which comes and goes in waves based on kids and parents interest, received a jumpstart at the club last fall when Peter Stanton, the clubs Fleet Captain, and Kim Sanford started an affordable training program. The two expected half-a-dozen kids to come out for Friday night lessons but saw this number quickly swell to over 30, and added two Saturday classes and hired two more coaches. Stanton and Sanford organized the Cruzan Open to capitalize on this interest. Winds gusting to 28 knots with stormy weather caused delays in racing on the “rst day, while conditions proved just as tough the second day with winds averaging 20 knots. St. Thomas Christopher Murphy, one of “ve members of the Virgin Islands Optimist Dinghy Association (VIODA) team that will compete in the Optimist North American Championships in Bermuda and the Optimist World Championships in Italy this summer, scored six “rst place “nishes in 12 races to win the 13 to15-year-old Red Fleet and Optimist Overall. I usually do well in heavy wind, that wasnt a problem for me,Ž says Murphy. In other Optimist classes, the BVIs Thad Lettsome took top honors in the 11 to 12-year-old Blue Fleet, while the BVIs Rayne Duff won the ten and under White Fleet and St. Croixs David Conhoff topped the beginner Green Fleet. In other classes, St. Croixs Morgan Dale won in the Sun“sh; St. Croixs Mack Bryan and St. Thomas Gulia Klein topped the Club 420 Class and St. Croixs Beecher Higby “nished “rst in the Laser Radial Class. The St. Croix kids are more motivated to practice after seeing the racing and being part of a regatta,Ž says Sanford. For many of them, this was their “rst regatta. Now, we have Optimist classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as Friday nights and Saturday. It was a huge success for us.Ž For full results, visit: www.yachtscoring.com The Cruzan Open was sponsored by Gold Coast Yachts, Scotiabank, Budget Marine, Michael P. Hand, Broadband VI and Sanford, Amerling & Associates. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. All 33 Optimist Sailors PHOTO: KAREN STANTON


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JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 53 British Virgin Islands WINNERS NAMED AT BVI DINGHY CHAMPS BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The seas off Nanny Cay Marina were awash with sails the “rst weekend in May as the British Virgin Islands welcomed its biggest small boat regatta of the year, the BVI Dinghy Championships. Nearly 60 IC-24s, Lasers and Optimists collectively sailed 28 races on windward-leeward courses. Winds uncharacteristically blew out of the southwest, sometimes dropping to near nothing, so boat speed meant everything in terms of winning. The IC-24s represented the smallest class with three boats. The BVIs Colin Rathbun, aboard Fiona easily led, but not without losing one race each to fellow competitors Jon Charlton aboard RIP and Chris Haycraft helming Latitude 19 We kept cool making good consistent decisions and had good starts,Ž says Rathbun, who races most Friday nights out of the Prospect Reef Marina, where the BVIs IC24 ”eet is based. In Lasers, it was St. Martins Rhne Findlay who won the Radial division while St. Thomas Mark van den Driessche topped the Standards. For van den Driessche, the Championships were a family affair. My win? Old age and cunning!Ž says van den Driessche, whose seven and 11-year-old sons sailed in the Optimist Green and Optimist Advanced ”eets, respectively. I entered to show my kids that sailing is something that we can do as a family and it is a sport they can potentially do well past their teens.Ž The Optimist ”eets were by far the largest of the regatta with 43 boats. St. Thomas Teddy Nicolosi topped both the Opti Overall as well as the 11 to 12-year-old Blue Fleet with “rst place “nishes in all but one race. I had my sail rigged correctly and tested the course so I could know where the shifts were in the upwinds,Ž says Nicolosi. I hope this regatta will help me do well in the North Americans in Bermuda and Worlds in Italy this summer.Ž The BVIs Jason Putley, who will also compete in the 2013 Optimist Worlds, won the 13 to 15-year-old Red Fleet. My win came down to being constant,Ž Putley says. Constancy is the most important thing while sailing. If you are not constant you will never have good results in regattas.Ž In the ten-and-under White Fleet, the BVIs Rayne Duff “nished “rst. I feel like con“dence gives me the ability to win my age group,Ž says Duff. I practice like I race, so Im very comfortable racing.Ž Finally, it was St. Johns Victoria Flatley who won the impressive 18-boat Beginner Green ”eet. We had an enormous Green ”eet which, as an organizer, is always a pleasure to see,Ž says regatta director, Andy Morrell. The Green ”eet is the foundation of the Optimist racing program and, by all accounts, the future in the VI is bright!Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Optimists at the biggest small boat regatta of the yearPHOTO: ED CHILDS


54 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 The near century-old, 22-foot, native Tortola sloop, Intrepid enjoyed a ceremonial homecoming in March in advance of the 42nd BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. The well preserved wooden boat, which joins historic sibling sloops Moonbeam and Youth Instructor in the Virgin Islands Maritime Museum ”eet, boasts an incredible history in which each of her owners has added a chapter to her colorful past. We dont know exactly when she was built or who built her but she was de“nitely built in Tortola,Ž explains Geoffrey Brooks, curator of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College-based museum. We are guessing that she was built circa 1915.Ž Brooks tells that Intrepid was initially employed to carry produce, charcoal and livestock from Tortola to St. Thomas. She was then sold to someone from Fajardo, Puerto Rico, and turned into a “shing boat. When Prohibition came in 1920, Intrepid was used to smuggle rum from Tortola to Puerto Rico. She was eventually caught in the act by the U.S. Coast Guard and impounded. Sometime after this she was purchased by a federal judge in Puerto Rico. It was from the judge that St. Croixs Anton Teytaud bought her in 1935 for $85, plus a $25 delivery fee. Teytaud, in his undated book, A Glance Astern writes British Virgin Islands INTREPID COMES HOME BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Intrepid … now an old lady but still going strong. Inset: Sexy lady … Intrepid s magazine cover glamour pic CREDIT: BVI GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE


JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 55 that while Intrepid was purchased as a pleasure boat, he was one of the “rst to embark on a new industry aboard her: Chartering. When Hotel-on-the-Cay was opened around 1945, there were no boats for hire in Christiansted,Ž Teytaud wrote. I was asked if I would consider taking sailing parties around the harbor after work and on the weekends ƒ The harbor sails caught on so well that I started sailing guests to Buck Island.Ž Intrepid was fast for her size. Teytaud won the Tortola to St. Croix regatta aboard her in 1954. He later asked famed multihull builder and one-time St. Croix resident Dick Newick to redesign her from gaff to leg-o-mutton rigged and to make the cabin smaller and cockpit roomier. Nearly 30 years later, Teytaud moved to Costa Rica to be closer to his daughter and her family. He sold Intrepid to attorney Dick Isherwood. Isherwoods family moved to St. Croix in 1957, when he was a child. It was still the era of wooden sailing cargo schooners and Tortola-type sloops plying the Buck Island charter trade. The fascination of these times stuck in Isherwoods mind as the opportunity arose to buy Intrepid Its a rare opportunity to own a piece of history and something connected to this special island as well,Ž Isherwood explains. We raised our three children sailing and camping on Intrepid although sometimes they balked at dads funky little old boat with no auxiliary power. At one point, we had an inside slip in the marina and it gave us a feeling of pride working her in and out under sail.Ž In early 1989, Isherwood hauled-out Intrepid behind Gold Coast Yachts in Salt River. He spent a year-and-a-half laminating all new frames. He also cut off the deck and built a new deck and cabin. She was on land when hurricane Hugo hit and fell over but was undamaged. Isherwood later raced Intrepid in regattas. In 2007, Intrepid starred on the cover of Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism also used her in a Buck Island photo shoot that appeared on billboards from New York City to Atlanta. Last year, Isherwoods sister, Julie San Martin, a past commodore of the St. Croix Yacht Club, showed Intrepid to the BVIs Bob Phillips. This led the BVI Spring Regatta Committee to buy her and donate her back to the BVI government. Isherwood found her hard to let go, but realized the value in making sure the historic sloop would be out there and be seen. Intrepid is de“nitely not spending the rest of her life as a moldy museum piece. Caretaker Martin van Houten sailed her in Foxys Wooden Boat Regatta in May. With such a valuable piece of history,Ž says van Houten, you have to be gentle while sailing.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.




JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 57 Anguilla This year the Anguilla Regatta celebrated its 10th Anniversary. For the last nine years, Jan and I have been guests of the regatta; brought in to cover the event for the media. I have taken part in the regatta on all sorts of boats and have even followed the boats around the island while being driven, at break-neck speed along gut-churning goat tracks, in a jeep. This time we did something different, we entered our own boat in the regatta. It was quite an education. New this year, the “rst race stated in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten, and “nished in Road Bay, Anguilla. But our race started in the Simpson Bay Lagoon with a dash to make the scheduled bridge opening, a race we lost by three minutes. The plume of black smoke from our overworked 10hp engine didnt bode well. It was not an auspicious start. Jan called the bridge operator on VHF and asked permission to exit the bridge on the inbound opening in 30-minutes time. He refused. With that our regatta was over, so I gave him a call. My voice is pretty familiar in St. Maarten because of my daily radio show on Island 92. So perhaps he recognized my voice or he simply hated to hear a grown man cry, but for whatever reason he agreed to let us through at the inbound opening. Our regatta was on.ANGUILLA REGATTA BY THE EDITOR PHOTOS BY OCEANMEDIAOFF TO THE RACES ... READY OR NOT We havent owned G-String our Caribbea 30, very long and I had only sailed her in the the lagoon. Jan hadnt sailed her at all. With no time to get the boat measured for a CSA rating, we sailed in the Open Class. For an hour before the start, we thrashed around Simpson Bay, tacking and gybing and getting the feel of the boat. And then we were off ƒ our old baggy sails dragging us along behind the rest of the ”eet. We crossed the “nish in Road Bay minutes before the race of“cers stowed their ”ags and went to the bar. We were so exhausted, we went straight to bed. Day two:Having inspected our bent and battered bodies and desperate to “nd an excuse for our miserable racing performance, Skipper Frits Bus hoists the champagne as Team Island Water World celebrate their win in Spinnaker Class G-String prepares for the race. We think this goes here ƒ


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JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 59 St. Maarten / St. MartinCOORS LIGHT CAPTAIN OLIVERS REGATTABY ROBERT LUCKOCK MAELIA LIGHTS UP CRUISER RACER FLEET WITH A MOST WORTHY PERFORMANCE The 9th edition of the Coors Light Captain Olivers Regatta held May 18-19 in St. Maarten was especially de“ned this year by outstanding racing in both the Cruiser Racing and Racing Classes under classic sunny and breezy sailing conditions. Saturdays around the island race called for an unusual reaching start that caught some boats off guard but the favoured end of the line was nailed perfectly by the Island Water World Melges 24 that shot into a big lead in Racing Class. Sundays courses in the St. Barths channel remained the same as last year, Cruiser Racers completing one circuit of a large triangle and Racing Class completing two races on a different course. It was a “red-up ”eet of Cruiser Racers who emerged as the stand-out performers with Maelia an X Yachts 34 out of St. Barths, receiving the Most Worthy Performance accolade after posting a “rst on Saturdays around the island race and a second in Sundays triangle races. There was a comical lost-in-translation moment when the crew had to be gently restrained from taking home the late Olivier Langes perpetual trophy at the prize giving. Maelia trounced former winner and perennial local faMaelia racing during the 9th Annual Coors Light Captain Olivers RegattaPHOTO: NATALY DANNENBERG


60 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 St. Maarten / St. Martin Its about time!! Any Boat. Anywhere. Anytime. vourite Bobby Velasquezs LEsperance to win the class. Were very happyŽ, said Raphael Magras who entrusted skipper duties to his sons. We had a problem with the spinnaker in the “rst race, laying the boat right over, but we recovered and went on to win it.Ž Veteran campaigner Velasquez settled for second overall in the nine-boat class after taking a third on Saturday and “rst on Sunday. Raymond Magrass Dufour 34 Speedy Nemo from St. Barths was third overall. The Cruiser Racer Class included an all-female crew, “ve from St. Barths and three from St. Maarten, pretty in pink on a J109 Albacor IV They “nished “fth overall behind fourth placed Vanille crewed by St. Maarten Sailing School students. Racing Class produced another tightly fought duel between Budget Marine and Team Island Water World in a ”eet of four Melges 24s and one 32. The overall win went to Budget Marine but not without controversy. Given the intense rivalry and negligible difference in performance between these two Melges 24s and their experienced crews, any untoward manoeuvre can set off alarm bells. In this instance Island Water World protested Budget Marine for altering course too close to them, executing a gybe that almost caused a collision about one minute from the “nish of the “rst race on Sunday. Island Water World skipper Frits Bus was disappointed at the decision to dismiss the protest and give the two boats equal points as his crew had already begun to celebrate winning the race. However, in good spirit there was no animosity between the two boats. Without Budget Marine on the water it would be very boring racing,Ž Bus said sportingly, shrugging off the incident at the prize giving. Third place overall in Racing went to French Connection the Melges 32 Kick em Jenny was fourth, and Boost N Sail another Melges 24 that won Fridays feeder race from St. Barths, came in “fth. Despite fewer boats and no takers for the Corporate Challenge, the quality of the racing was still superb as Race Director Stuart Knaggs pointed out. The “rst seven boats were less than “ve minutes apart so they were racing hard,Ž he observed. Racing boats overall were stronger than ever this year.Ž Two days of parties, entertainment, delicious buffets, and great racing and camaraderie continue to make this personable regatta popular with the sailors. Robert Luckock is a British journalist and freelance writer residing in St. Maarten. He is currently The Daily Herald s correspondent for French St. Martin and was one of All At Sea s very “rst contributors. Panama panama@marinewarehouse.net Curaao curacao@marinewarehouse.net Miami 305 635 0776 usa@marinewarehouse.net Trinidad Tardieu Marine, Chaguaramas 868 634 4150 tt@marinewarehouse.net INTL ORDERS sales@marinewarehouse.net We save you $$$ by consolidating your orders. Weekly Ocean Freight @ Affordable Rates! www.marinewarehouse.net




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JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 63 As Saint Barth regattas go, the West Indies Regatta is perhaps the smallest but also the most charming. A ”eet of traditional wooden sailboats competed in the “fth anniversary of this just-for-fun event on the weekend of May 2…5. Summer Cloud from Antigua, dominated, winning all three races, with Zemi also from Antigua, and Savvy from Grenada, hot on their heels. With light winds, the races were laidback but competitive, with the Sunday picnic on the beach in Colombier an annual highlight. The goal of this event is really not the racing but the concept of keeping traditional Caribbean boatbuilding skills alive. Organizer Alexis Andrews is a champion of these great little boats, both sloops and schooners, evoking the days of yore when they plied the waters of the Caribbean carrying goods from one island to another. That aspect was brought to life again this year with an expanded Caribbean marketplace on the dock in Gustavia, with the boats sailing into port laden with merchandise. For example, Summer Cloud gathered organic produce from all over the island of Dominica and sailed through the night to arrive quietly and engineless at the dock just like the sloops and schooners used to do. The cargo was unloaded to the delight of the crowd on the dock: crates of organic fruits and vegetables, spices, soaps and essential oils, Carib arts and crafts, coffee, cocoa, ”owers, and jelly nuts, even a fantastic new chocolate. Captain Andrew of Summer Cloud takes his SUMMER CLOUD TOPS FIFTH ANNUAL WEST INDIES REGATTASt. Barthlemy role of reconnecting the islands very seriously!Ž says Andrews. Other produce and crafts from the islands included honey from Bequia; chocolate, paintings and bags from Grenada; coconut oil, mangos and wood carvings from St. Lucia, salt from Anguilla and specialty rum and coconuts from Antigua. Sunday evening concluded the regatta. The market was in full swing, with an awards ceremony and live music and dancing to the sounds of the Romantics, a local band in which president Bruno Magras plays guitar. Sponsors of the West Indies Regatta include Club UNESCO of St. Barthlemy, Port de Gustavia and the Territorial Tourism Committee Of“ce Tourism. Ellen Lampert-Graux lives in Saint Barthlemy where she is editor-in-chief of Harbour Magazine BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GRAUX PHOTO: ROSEMOND GRAUX OVERALL WINNER Summer Cloud 1ST TRADITIONAL CLASS Tradition 1ST SCHOONER CLASS Jambalaya SAIL THE FURTHEST SavvyWEST INDIES REGATTA 2013 MOST CREATIVE SAIL CONFIGURATION Summer Wind MOST TIME SPENT ON THE WATER Good Expectation GREATEST EFFORT AGAINST ALL ODDS Exodus MOST CHILDREN ON BOARD Genesis


64 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Nevis LOST & FOUND: MOWGLIS SOLO CRUISE BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Mark Theron looked for the familiar silhouette of his Seawolf 30s mast against a near full moon as he arrived home via water taxi to Oualie Bay, Nevis, after an eight-day trip off-island. No mast in sight. Maybe it had fallen down, Theron optimistically thought to himself. As he drew closer he noticed that not only the mast but the entire sailboat was missing from its mooring. Theron, who is commodore of the Nevis Yacht Club, experienced an awful sinking feeling. Hoping for the best, he calculated winds and currents, determined his vessel might drift to the south of the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico and sent an Email alert to yacht clubs in the area. It was lucky he did. Fast forward “ve days. Chris Schreiber, an avid sailor, member of the St. Croix Yacht Club and senior marine engineer at Hovensa, was watching a tug bring a ship in when he noticed an unoccupied sailboat ”oating about a quartermile offshore. Schreiber took out his iPhone, looked at the Mowgli safe once again thanks to the USCG and HovensaPHOTO: CHRIS SCHREIBERA relieved skipper sails Mowgli back from St Croix


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66 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Nevis photo of the missing boat in his Email, and realized immediately that the vessel in front of him was a match. It was so ironic that the yacht showed up at midday, on a day when everyone was outside for a beach clean-up, and at the only populated place on the south shore,Ž says Schreiber. One mile to the east or west and it would have gone right up on the reefs.Ž Meanwhile, back in Nevis, Theron received a phone call from Lt. Roger Bogert of the U.S. Coast Guard. My heart sunk,Ž Theron relates. I thought they had found my boat on the rocks or sinking. When the lieutenant instead asked me for permission to step aboard, I was so happy I said go for it man!Ž Schreibers supervisor at Hovensa broke with long-standing procedures and gave permission for the yacht to be conveniently brought into the former oil re“nerys tug dock. There it was of“cially cleared. Since security at Hovensa is high, which would make it dif“cult for Theron to retrieve his boat, Schreiber sailed her a short distance to the bay in back of his house. Miraculously, after drifting over 120 nautical miles, the boat was in great shape. There was a mooring buoy hanging off the bow, a few lines amiss, and a broken spinnaker whisker pole … thats it! Mike Foster of Coastal Air ferried Theron and Therons friend, Harry Hallstrom, to St. Croix. There, the two spent the night with the Schreibers and the next morning Chris wife, Debbie, took the sailors to clear out at Customs & Immigration and to stores to buy provisions for the return voyage. The sail back took nearly four days due to engine failure, malfunctioning navigational electronics, six to eight foot seas, and a strong current. Winds completely died less than a mile from the Oualie Bay anchorage. Theron and Hallstrom waited a few hours until sunrise to call for a friend to tow them in. In spite of the long passage, Theron was ecstatic to have his boat, named Mowgli back and intact. I have nothing but praise for everyone who assisted me in St. Croix,Ž says Theron. The experience restored by faith in humanity and in the sailing fraternity.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. I have nothing but praise for everyone who assisted me in St. Croix,Ž says Theron. The experience restored by faith in humanity and in the sailing fraternity.Ž


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JULY 2013 ALLATSEA.NET 81 Brokerage 61 Hatteras Motoryacht, 1981 4>3 layout, huge living spaces flybridge bar ? lounge, great charter boat =225,000 42 Hunter Passage CC, 1995 2>2 layout, huge aft cabin, furling mainsail, great live aboard =110,000 40 Beneteau CC, 1998 2>2 layout, spacious aft cabin walk down transom, furling main, offers =85,000 37 Jeanneau 37.1, 1995 Original owner, never chartered super clean and well kept, must see =76,000 46 Beneteau 461, 1999 Major refit 2010<11, beautifully kept Cruise equipped, sail away condition, =140,000 48 Sea Ray 480 Sundancer, 2006 Very clean low hour boat hard top, turn key ? fully equipped =449,000 38 Custom Aluminum Catamaran, 2000 Twin Yanmars, genset, cabin, fly bridge Rigged for fishing charters =135,000 27 Prokat 2660, 2006 Clean CC power cat, great design Twin 200 hp. Suzuki 42 walkover design, great live aboard ............=33,000 36 1976 Ericson Cutter … Well design cruiser priced for immediate sell ...........=25,000 35 1995 Island Packet Catamaran … Perfect live aboard cat, 15 beam ...........=99,000 34 1984 O3 layout, GMs, flybridge, tender ...................=395,000 55 1986 Angel Cockpit Motor Yacht … 2>2 layout, flybridge, aft deck ...............=175,000 50 1996 Carver Cockpit Motoryacht … 3>2, flybridge, covered aft deck ...........=169,000 44 1978 Gulfstar Motor Yachts … Twin Perkins 2>2 layout, galley down ............=95,000 42 2004 Searay 420 Sundancer … Twin Yanmars, genset, 2 cabin, 2 head .....=230,000 42 1988 Histar Trawler … Spacious 3>2, solid hull, fully equipped, offers .........=130,000 39 1988 Sea Ray 390 Express … Twin 454 Mercruiser, new bottom paint ........=40,000 38 1967 Camcraft … Aluminum crew boat, completely refit in 2002 ..................=50,000 29 2007 Twin Vee … CC power cat, New 2013 twin Suzuki 250s ....... =89,000 28 2010 Glasstream 289 SCX … Performance w>twin 300 Merc. 4O, offers ..........=29,900 25 1997 Blue Water … Center console power cat, twin Suzuki 150s ................=46,500 MARITIME YACHT SALESLocated in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI Visit us online at www.maritimeyachtsales.com C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-774-3175 F: 340-774-3509 yachts@viaccess.netMember of The Yacht Brokers Association of America 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 1978 Ranger ..........................................................................US$38,000 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 43 2004 Beneteau ....................................................................US$190,000 45 1999 Passport a/c 44 ..........................................................US$365,000 46 1988 Comet 460 ..................................................................US$136,000 46 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ............................US$329,000 48 1981 Viva Nautica ...............................................................US$148,500 48 1985 Amel ..............................................................................US$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 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 ......................................................... 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88 ALLATSEA.NET JULY 2013 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning THE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSON SHRIMP TACOS WITH CABBAGE, CILANTRO AND CORIANDERPrep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Serves: 4 8 (6-inch) taco ”our tortillas 2 medium limes 3/4 cup sour cream 1-1/2 tsp ground coriander Kosher Salt 3 Tbs extra-vigin olive oil 3/4 cup “nely diced red onion 3/4 tsp ground cumin Preheat oven to 350F. Wrap the tortillas in foil and bake until heated through, about 10 minutes.turn off the oven, leave the tortillas in oven until ready to serve. Grate 2 tsp zest from lime, then cut lime in half and squeeze to get 1 or 2 Tbs juice. Cut the other lime into 4 wedges; set aside. In a small bowl, stir the sour cream, 1 tsp of lime zest, tsp coriander, and a tsp salt; set aside. In a 12-inch skillet, heat the oil, over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Raise the heat to medium high and add the shrimp, the remaining coriander, the cumin, pepper ”akes and a good pinch of salt; cook stirring constantly, until the shrimp turn pink and are cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add the lime juice and remaining zest; stir to coat. Remove from heat. Unwrap the tortillas and put some cabbage on each, along with a little cilantro and sour cream mixture; top with shrimp. Fold in half and serve immediately with the lime wedges on the side. Good served with Rice and Black Beans Note: Cilantro, pronounced (sih-LAHN-troh) is a member of the carrot family and also referred to as Chinese Parsley and Coriander. It is actually the leaves (and stems) of the Coriander plant. Cilantro has a very pungent odor and is widely used in Mexican, Caribbean and Asian cooking. The Cilantro leaves look a bit like ”at Italian parsley.SAUTEED KALE WITH PINE NUTS AND GARBANZO BEANSPrep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Serves: 4 3 Tbs extra-vigin olive oil 3 Tbs pine nuts 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 (15.5 oz) can garbanzo beans, or small white beans, or cannelli beans; rinsed and drained 1 lb fresh kale, trimmed, washed and dried Kosher salt cup lightly packed fresh basil, thinly sliced 2 Tbs lemon zest + lemon juiced Freshly ground pepper Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, pine nuts and garlic, cook, stirring often until pine nuts are golden and garlic is fragrant, about 4 minutes. Stir in beans and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add kale and tsp salt; cook, turning with tongs until wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the basil, lemon zest and a pepper to taste. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and the fresh squeezed lemon juice; serve immediately. Note: Spinach maybe substituted for kale.FRESH FRUIT BOWLPrep time: 15 minutes. Serves: 4 1 mango, peeled and thinly sliced 2 cups raspberries 6 apricots 2 Tbsp sugar Remove stones from apricots and slice thinly. Place in a bowl with raspberries and sliced mango; sprinkle with sugar and toss. Add orange juice and rum, toss gently. Let marinate at least 15 minutes or until ready to serve. Serve in attractive bowls or glasses and top with whipped cream and if you like, a little shaved chocolate. Captain 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: 704-2776521. Dont miss the new cookbook added to Jans collection: DINING ON DECK A QUICK DINNER ... A HEALTHY SIDE DISH ... AND DELICIOUS DESSERT 1 lb small shrimp (36-45 per lb), peeled & deveined 1 cup “nely shredded green cabbage 1 Pinch of crushed red pepper ”akes 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Juice of 1 orange 2 Tbsp light rumGARNISH: whipped cream and shaved chocolate (optional)


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