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ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN CARIBBEAN SAILING RALLIES SPECIAL SAN JUAN MARLIN TOURNAMENT SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING: Sedulous SalvagedNEW: Yacht Essentials dl l Inside: Top Ten Caribbean Snorkelling Spots FREENOVEMBER 2014

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10 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014For this Editors Log, I moved my entire of“ce aboard our yacht G-String and sailed away to Anguilla, where I am writing this at anchor. My laptop is on the cockpit table, I am in the shade of the awning and turtles are sticking their heads above water in an effort to get me to tell the world about them, which seems to have worked. I am anchored in water of the most beautiful cerulean blue opposite some of the best beach bars on earth, and for now I am the only cruising boat in the anchorage. There is much to be said for sailing during the so-called low season. I sailed solo to Anguilla in order to test some of G-String s latest acquisitions, the foremost of these being a new headsail. We have downsized, reducing the Genoa from the 150% monster that came with the boat to a 120% beauty that is so much easier to handle especially when shorthanded. Reducing sail area by sticking in a few rolls was not an option with the old Genoa as the canvas spilled wind like my grandmas bloomers ”apping on the washing line. Yes, the new sail might be a tad small in light winds, but how often do you get light winds in the Caribbean? Item number two on test was a new tiller pilot and this performed impeccably. Electric autopilots are grand but I wont be content until I can “t the wind vane self-steering that is currently awaiting a new part. Item number three under test was an Internet Booster. This makes it possible for me to sit here amongst the inquisitive turtles while communicating with our publisher and design team in the US. This grey plastic box pulls in Wi-Fi signals from establishments ashore. For people whose work makes it dif“cult to spend time off the grid, this piece of wizardry is a must. In honor of my new friends, the booster has been dubbed: The Turtle. If you would like more information about the above equipment, manufacturers, etc., then send me an email. On page 42, you will “nd the remarkable story of the salvage of the ocean row boat Sedulous by Sasha and Tara Bouis and their motor-sailor Pi The organization and seamanship shown in “nding and recovering the row boat was Gary E. Brown, Editor impressive. And its not just the value of the boat, there is a poignant human interest story attached to the rescued vessel. All At Sea is delighted to bring you this story and wishes every success to the rowers who have been reunited with their boat and are planning further adventures. Im not the worlds greatest snorkeler but that doesnt mean I dont spend time in the water, in fact, once I “nish this log Ill be diving off the stern of G-String into the blue. This month, to honor our undersea paradise, we bring you the Caribbeans Top Ten best snorkeling spots written by Joe Zentner, a man who has tried them all. Snorkeling is part of our series the Top Ten best in the Caribbean. This series has proved to be very popular but of course its subjective. Readers have been in touch to say we have a better list than that.Ž So heres the deal … write an article about your Top Ten Caribbean delights (or Top Eight or Top Five), and send them to me along with high-resolution images, and Ill publish them in All At Sea Your Top Ten can cover the entire Caribbean or feature one island or area. See you on the water! TURTLES ON TEST EDITORS LOG

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12 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 FEATURES 64 North Atlantic Rally to the Caribbean: Experience Necessary68 ARC Caribbean 1500 Newcomers Welcome!72 The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Everyone is Invited!76 Avast, Ye Salty Dawgs! COVER SHOT: North Atlantic Rally for Cruisers journeys end … IGYs Simpson Bay Marina, St. Maarten 42 24 SAILING HUMOR Bilge Rats and the Joys of Bad Parenting Boat Show32 RACING CIRCUIT Caribbean Sailors Take Part in Barts Bash36 YOUTH SAILING Silver for Odile Van Aanholt at Youth Olympic Games38 FISHING San Juan International Bill“sh Tournament42 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING Sedulous Salvaged48 WATERSPORTS Top 10 Snorkelling Spots in the Eastern Caribbean Continued on page 14 YACHT ESSENTIALS 56 Leapfrogging Across the Aegean Sea60 The Big Return of The Valium ...61 Monaco Yacht Show62 Crew Fatigue NOVEMBER 2014 The Caribbeans Waterfront Magazine PHOTO BY TARA BOUIS DEPARTMENTS 10 EDITORS LOG16 WHERE IN THE WORLD?18 CARIBBEAN NEWS21 EVENT CALENDAR RESOURCES 108 ISLAND REAL ESTATE GUIDE 110 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE 119 MARKETPLACE 126 SPONSOR DIRECTORY 128 THE DISH Thanksgiving With a Touch of Spice

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14 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN 16 MAP81 PUERTO RICO Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship85 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS The USVI Paralympic Team Sail On New Owner for St. Croix Marine Publisher: CHRIS KENNAN publisher@allatsea.net Editorial Director: GARY BROWN gary@allatsea.net Art Director : AMY KLINEDINST amyk@allatsea.net Advertising: Caribbean Sales advertising@allatsea.net 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 92 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Golden Hind Chandleries: Building Ribs for the Caribbean Duff Bags Back to School Regatta 100 ANTIGUA Christmas Caribbean Rally ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS96 NEXT MONTH IN ALL AT SEA : Choosing the Right Battery & Rums of the Caribbean NOVEMBER 2014 RESOURCES 104 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 106 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS PHOTO BY TODD VANSICKLE

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16 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 Curaao ArubaColombiaHaiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTE RESTSALL AT SEAS Caribbean Coverage WHERE IN THE WORLD?Congratulations to Nicholas and thanks for reading ALL AT SEA !NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL A LOCK!While crewing for his uncle, Allard Stamm, during a transit of the Erie Canal in Lockport, Niagra County, New York, Sint Maarten youth sailor Nicholas DeTullio took a moment to read the Caribbeans favorite waterfront magazine, All At Sea Allard says the city of Lockports famous locks 34 and 35 are known as the Siamese Twins where the upper door of lock 34 is also the lower door of lock 35. The editor is still trying to work this out but agrees with Nicholas that uncle Allard deserves a free subscription to All At Sea 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 81 Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship P P

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 17 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 Saba U.S.V.I. B.V.I. PAGE 92 Golden Hind Chandleries: Building Ribs for the Caribbean M PAGE 100 Christmas Caribbean Rally P P C

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18 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 ST. MAARTEN SAILS JOINS ULLMAN SAILSSt. Maarten Sails are now operating as Ullman Sails St. Maarten. Owner Rob Gilders opted to join the Ullman Sails group earlier this year, retaining his highly successful association with its South African manufacturer, Jan Reuvers, at Ullman Sails South Africa (formerly Jannie Reuvers Sails). Gilders strong ties and longstanding relationship with his main supplier made the switch to Ullman Sails an easy decision. We are greatly looking forward to a highly successful association with Ullman sails and continuing to offer the products and services in tune with the special requirements of the Caribbean,Ž Guilders said. Reuvers, who joined forces with the Ullman Sails group in 2013, has established an excellent reputation throughout the Caribbean for producing high-end quality sails, ideally suited to our Caribbean conditions at affordable prices. Ullman Sails St. Maarten and St. Maarten Sails & Canvas are a full-service sail loft based in Cole Bay, on the Simpson Bay Lagoon. They provide a full range of new sails and canvas for sailors, including comprehensive sail maintenance and repairs. Rob Guilders has been sailmaking on St. Maarten since 1979, making St. Maarten Sails one of the oldest sailmakers in the Caribbean. For more information about Ullman Sails St. Maarten, email: rob@ullmansails.com or call: +721 5445231MORE TOHATSU POWER AT BUDGET MARINESINT MAARTEN … Budget Marine announce the arrival of the Tohatsus all new 50hp 4-stroke. Weighing in at just 209lb (97 kg), this is the lightest motor in its class. The engine includes many modern features such as a Variable Idling System to allow trolling speed to be adjusted in four levels from 650rpm to 950rpm via touch key control, a high output 21Amp alternator and a conCARIBBEAN NEWS

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20 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014home course advantage doesnt always guarantee a trip to the winners podium and the PCYC was pleased to see two newcomers place at this event. Congratulations to race winners: Ian Jarrold (1st), Pablo Mira (2nd), and Mike Bingley (3rd). The PCYC would like to thank Le Phare Bleu Marina for providing the venue, all the racers, spectators and everyone who helped out on race day. For more information on PCYC membership and upcoming events, visit: www.pcycgrenada.comISARA YACHTS SECURES CARIBBEAN DEALER FOR LUXURY CATAMARANSIsara Yachts has signed a contract with BVI Yacht Charters, based in Tortola, Virgin Islands, to appoint the company as Caribbean agent for the sale and management of the luxury range of Isara catamarans, built in Taiwan. With a busy order book of new builds, Isara, which currently offers a 45, 50, 55 and 65 model, continues to strengthen its worldwide dealer network. The latest appointment marks a strategic move for Isara, whose yachts are chosen by both private owners and charter ”eets. venient built in freshwater ”ush system that simpli“es routine engine ”ushing. In a press release, Budget Marine said this engine provides excellent value for money and superb ef“ciency. Its a valuable addition to the existing 4-stroke range and now also available at Budget Marine, the of“cial dealer for Tohatsu Outboards in the Caribbean.Ž THE PETITE CALIVIGNY YACHT CLUB HOST NEW DRIFTERS HOBIE CHALLENGE The Petite Calivigny Yacht Club (PCYC) in Grenada hosted another successful day of Hobie cat match racing on September 14th, which they named the Annual Drifters Hobie Challenge due to typically light wind conditions in September, and in honor of the increasing number of boat folks who drift into Grenada during hurricane season, many of whom participate in PCYC events. Light winds did indeed cause slower than normal races and a few start line challenges. However, the atmosphere was fun and convivial despite the light airs. Match races at PCYC typically attract a good number of regular racers, but at this event the Club was delighted to also welcome an interesting array of “rst-timers; both those new to Grenada and to Hobie cat racing. Of course, CARIBBEAN NEWS Petite Calivigny Drifters (L-R): Ian Jarrold (1st); Daniela Froehlich and Pablo Mira (2nd) and Natalie Jarrold, and Mike Bingley (3rd)PHOTO: CONNIE MARTIN

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 21 FLAGS PROVIDED BY FLAGSPOT.NET ST. JOHN, USVI NOVEMBER 28 … 29 Coral Bay Yacht Club Annual Thanksgiving Regatta Sailing Regatta henstjohn@yahoo.comST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN NOVEMBER 28 … 30 Course de LAlliance Sailing Regatta www.coursedel alliance.com 0590 51 11 11 FISHING:ST. THOMAS, USVI NOVEMBER 2 VIGFC Wahoo Wind-Up Fishing Tournament www.vigfc.com usvigfc@gmail.com 340-775-9144 EVENT CALENDAR Please send future events to editor@allatsea.net. This month and next months events are currently published here and at www.allatsea.net. Your specific area may or may not be shown based on identified activities for these months. BOAT SHOW:ANTIGUA DECEMBER 5 … 11 Antigua Charter Yacht Show Boat Show www.antiguayacht show.com acym@candw.ag 268-460-1059 SAILING:GUADELOUPE NOVEMBER 8 … 10 Triskell Cup | Sailing Regatta www.triskellcup.com organisation@triskell cup.com 0690-49-57-57ST. BARTHELEMY (ST. BARTH) NOVEMBER 19 … 23 St Barth Cata Cup Sailing Regatta www.stbarthcata cup.com info@stbarthcata cup.com Isaras Cris Jackman says: We are very honoured to have BVI Yacht Charters on board. Their expertise in luxury catamaran cruising in the Caribbean is second to none and we are con“dent that they will manage the expectations of buyers and owners to the highest level.ŽPANTAENIUS AND CAMPER & NICHOLSONS MARINAS BECOME STRATEGIC PARTNERSPantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas announce a strategic partnership that will see the two highly respected yachting brands come together for cross-promotional opportunities and provide exclusive bene“ts to each others customers.

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22 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 CARIBBEAN NEWS JEREMY WRIGHT … OBITUARYLoved by many, admired and respected by his critics, Jeremy was a true Caribbean character. He had a sharp mind, a keen wit and an unbendable philosophy of life. Sometimes his caustic comments and conspiracy theories caught people off guard but it was just the nature of the man himself … harm was never meant, he just wanted you to think. Not many people knew that he was a proli“c poet and he has left behind volumes, which his family intends to publish. Jeremys early years were spent at Radley College in England and this may have been the reason for his disillusionment with the status quo. Jeremy left school at 18 and embarked on a three-year sailing adventure as crew on many boats. He passed through the BVI and decided that this was where he wanted to live. A plan was hatched and he joined the Hood Sail Loft in Lymington, UK. There he engineered a transfer to Bill Bullimores Hood operation in Tortola. He was in the BVI at the inception of windsur“ng and before long he moved to Trellis Bay where he raised funds to buy Boardsailing BVI. It was a great location, always full of boats anchored for the night. Typically, Jeremy guaranteed success when promoting his windsur“ng school and was incredibly proud of his local protg Finian Maynard who went on to hold the windsur“ng speed record and won numerous championships. The watersports business expanded and Jeremy added an islandstyle eatery: The Trellis Kitchen and Cyber Cafe Many an Awesome Sandwich has been taken aboard the numerous private jets at nearby Beef Island airport. Then, with long-time friend and artist Aragorn Dick Read, the famous Full Moon Party, with “reball sculptures was born. Now it is one of the most celebrated events in the BVI calendar. Jeremy was really keen on progress (being one of the very “rst people to have an email address; he owned almost every Apple product ever made!) but he also loved bohemian Trellis Bay and spent a lot of energy and effort to preserve it from the proposed airport runway extension, which he perceived as irreversibly damaging. He organized a web site for people to post their opinions: www.facebook.com/SaveTrellisBay. Jeremy, you are missed. Trellis Bay and the BVI are worse off without you. RIP.JEREMY WRIGHT, BORN 1956, DIED SEPTEMBER 11TH 2014Kurt Fraser, sales and marketing director for C&N Marinas, said: Pantaenius have an approach to service excellence that matches our own and we are delighted to have the opportunity to pass on their insurance conditions and service privileges to our berth holders, providing an additional bene“t to berthing with Camper & Nicholsons and 1782 Club member marinas.Ž Pantaenius yacht insurance customers will enjoy preferred access and privileges at Camper & Nicholsons growing network of luxury marinas including reduced berthing rates and access to berth ownership opportunities. ORIGINAL CHEN PAINTING TO SERVE AS TROPHY AT BIMINI WAHOO TOURNAMENT Popular marine artist Carey Chen, whose colorful works are inspired from a lifetime of “shing and observing the ocean and its creatures, has been commissioned to paint a trophy to be awarded to the top team for heaviest wahoo at the Bimini Wahoo Smackdown V tournament scheduled for November 13th … 15th. Chens paintings continue to grow in popularity with “shermen and collectors around the world. The historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina, which is hosting the WaJeremy Wright

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 23 hoo Smackdown V, is working with Chen to create a unique “rst place trophy depicting wahoos, the greyhounds of the oceans and the “sh de jour for the upcoming tournament. For information regarding the next Wahoo tournament and to register online, visit: www.biggameclubbimini. com/big-game-tournament.htm For more information about Carey Chen, visit: www. careychen.comMANGO BOWL REGATTA DATES ANNOUNCED SAINT LUCIA … A competitive roster of sailing teams from Martinique, Barbados, Bequia, Grenada, St. Maarten, England and St. Lucia are registered to compete in the 3rd Mango Bowl Regatta. Set for November 28 and 30 in Rodney Bay, “ve classes of vessels will compete in races off Reduit Beach. IGY Rodney Bay Marina is the key sponsor, with Dive St. Lucia onboard as silver sponsor. To register, visit: stluciayachtclub.comFIRST ANNUAL DOMINICA POKER RUN SET FOR DECEMBER 28 2014The First Annual Dominica Poker Run is scheduled for 12pm-5pm, Sunday December 28. Starting and ending at the Portsmouth Area Yachting Services (PAYS) pavilion on the north end of Prince Rupert Bay, dinghies, river boats and other motor craft are invited to participate in this wild event patterned after the successful model from Virgin Gorda at the Leverick Bay Resort every July and equally the Antigua & Barbuda Poker Run at Jolly Harbor. The Poker Run stops at four local beach bars and culminates with the traditional PAYS Sunday BBQ party. The best poker hands made from the six cards collected from around the bay win from a list of fantastic prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds from the event are distributed to the not-for-pro“t PAYS group, the Portsmouth Community Tourism Association (PCTA), and to local charities with the overall goal to promote Yachting and Tourism in the Portsmouth area of Dominica. For more details, contact: mark@captainmarksway.com

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24 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 BILGE RATS AND THE JOYS OF BAD PARENTING SAILING HUMOR BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDER Being a writer has some downsides„especially when youre a pure journalist such as me. Pure? Yeah. I journal, I dont hunt for stories; stories hunt for me. Every month, I just write anything I can remember (less and less, lately), and send an invoice with it. But this method of journalism has its drawbacks. For instance, almost anything I remember re”ects badly on me. So, if I want to eat, I have to have a thick skin and large ego. Im cool with that. But many publications prefer schmaltzy stories which are warm and fuzzy. So Ive had to write a lot of those as well. Along the way, I became an inadvertent expert on dis and dat. Take parenting as example. Due to a birth control malfunction, I had a daughter. (Dont worry: I can write stuff like that because we never taught her to read ƒ clever, eh?) Fatty and his bilge rat in the early 80s, cruising the Bahamas

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 25The “rst thing I did was buy a 250-foot dinghy painter. I could barely hear that baby wailing astern! The real beauty of raising a child aboard is that Social Services dont have canoes, dont row, and cant swim. Thus, sea-going parents like me are relatively safe. Besides, most of the employees at Child Protection in the USVI are of African descent, and Id scream racism by alleging stuff like, This is a cultural issue! All pale-epidermis parents of Euro-descent feed their babies boot-top barnacles!Ž Actually, our daughters diet varied: mahogany birds, for example. Chameleons. Bilge scrapings. Occasionally shed complain of hunger. Eat a few handfuls of sand,Ž Id suggest sympathetically, thatll make you gain weight fast!Ž Ill never forget the “rst time she used the facilities ashore, came out, and said loudly, They use paper, not discarded dock lines!Ž Why is it that certain landlubbers„when they hear a sailor say something undeniably true„claim hes callous? Yes, we neglected her reading skills and she was deemed illiterate at one point, but we then had more time to double-up on her verbal skills. For instance, as we traveled internationally, she could spot the garbage pile nearest the dinghy dock and say, Snack bar,Ž in the appropriate language. How cool is that On a boat, of course, everything has to do double-duty. Plus, our shipboard energy is limited. And we all know that there are times when babies cry, cry, and cry some more. Theres also no question that varnish doesnt hold up in the tropical sun. So why not dip the childs legs and arms in epoxy, momentarily place her on sand, and then transfer to any hot area of your vessel which needs sanding. No, we could never train her to do in-line but she was “ne with orbital. For instance, as we traveled internationally, she could spot the garbage pile nearest the dinghy dock and say, Snack bar,Ž in the appropriate language. How cool is that !

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26 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014Stow-away cant have same-same last name,Ž said a hawk-eyed immigration of“cial in Phuket, Thailand. Even if you do normally refer to her as a bilge rat!Ž Damn! Thwarted again! Of course, every kid develops some goofy ideas. Whenever people would ask our daughter what she wanted to do with her life, shed say, with great vehemence, Marry a land-lubbing farmer who lives in a land-locked state!Ž If they asked about potential professions, shed snap, Coalminer!Ž When asked if she planned to buy her own boat to live aboard, shed say, Id rather be on the wrong end of a suicide hotline!Ž Once, during an art class at university, she blurted, I like paintings„well, except seascapes! Kids are gullible. All kids. Well, especially ours. She actually believed that washing in fresh water would make her skin fall off. That TV was another anagram for TB. That “sh scales were the best part. That cat“sh skins were a delicacy. That “ve cents (a month) was the average U.S. allowance. That combs were evil and soap caused rashes. Even that teenage boys adored pimples! Sometimes, perhaps, my joking went too far„like teaching her to fold down four “ngers each time she saw a cop. Or asking every teacher why, if they were so smart, they always hung out with snotty-nosed kids. Or asking any man with a tie why he wanted to be jerked around. Each time shed get expelled, Id waltz into school with dilated pupils, torn jeans, “lthy hair, and a forehead full of four-letter-word tattoos, and scream, Where does she get it from?Ž There was some confusion about drugs. Her friends at university had a hard time convincing her some herbs ƒ plus, they sleep well afterwards! In the Caribbean, bareboats anchoring too close can be a problem. But a pinch or two on our daughters bottom ƒ well, theyd be moving to the other side of the harbor! On passage, to teach her to swim and save on diapers, we often towed the little tyke behind us. This had the added bonus of re-enforcing her survival skills. What do I do,Ž shed scream when a shark began to approach. Kick, kick!Ž Id scream back while stirring my pia colada. Once, seeing the other boat kids playing, she demanded her own PFD. What do I look like,Ž I roared. Midas?Ž I could foresee global warming even back then. Thus, I knew it was important to teach my offspring how to avoid such a fate. So I initially focused on waste not, want not. The kid rapidly began to enjoy ingesting various shells and skin as her mother and I dined on lobster, shrimp, and conch„all high-quality roughage to the max. She looked so cute as she trooped off to Kindergarten in Bequia„in that lovely storm jib dress we recut for her. (Those out“ts on the other kids could never stand up to a gale,Ž my wife sniffed with pride.) Ah, the innocence of youth. She was dating as a teenager before she realized that head deodorizer and antiperspirant werent the same. Ditto„using the kero-lamp-black for eye shadow, which worked “ne for dress up but less well at Brandeis University? Theres nothing worse than a child who clings, in my opinion. Our daughter didnt. Shed yell at passing Chinese “shing vessels, Thai Pair Trawlers, and Malaysian Squiders, Take me! Take me, please!Ž Once, cruising the Torres Straits, we came across a 34-foot boat with 294 people attempting to sneak into Aussieville„ and our daughter shouted out, Room for one more?Ž Another time, while watching a pod of whales cross our bow, she muttered, If it was good enough for Jonah then why not for me?Ž At various times, without my wifes permission, I attempted to ƒ well, shrink our crew list, so to speak. While clearing in, I always checked the stow-away box, and claimed one. Sometimes, perhaps, my joking went too far„like teaching each time she saw a cop. SAILING HUMOR

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28 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 SAILING HUMOR Alas, the judge was an avid yacht racer who owned a J29 named OVERRULED „and it was back to the brig for our daughter. Once she turned 18, of course, she ”ed to Boston and started a Victory Garden. She hung around dirt-dwellers and rock huggers exclusively. Once, a college boy almost drowned in his dormitory bathtub and she said, upon rescue, Wanna go out sometime?Ž During her wedding ceremony, she held up a Danforth anchor and shrilly demanded of her husband-to-be, Are you sure you dont know what this is?Ž She was in Boston when we returned to US soil after our “rst circumnavigation„and immediately ”ed to Holland. As we approached the western Med during our second circumnavigation, she and her family next ”ed to Singapore. Oh, too bad ,Ž she said happily, its behind you and to windward, eh?Ž Oh, shes geo-smart, alright. Now were approaching Southeast Asia on our third circ and shes already saying stuff like, Gee, your three-year old granddaughter seems fairly well-adjusted. Are you sure you want to spoil it?Ž The funniest part„and the reason I was recently prompted to write this article„was because I was just commissioned to write the Forward for a how-to-raise-abrat-aboard book. I kid you not. Sure, I made em pay through the nose. And told them, And Ill need a comp copy, which Ill sign and send to my daughter.Ž Aint the cruising life grand? BIO NOTE: Actually, Fatty and Carolyn just had their daughter and granddaughter aboard for two weeks in Bali„so both could appreciate how lucky they are. Capn Fatty Goodlander has lived aboard for 53 of his 60 years, and is currently on his third circumnavigation. 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 werent illegal. Ditto, when she saw her “rst advertisement for Coke. For years she called the doctor who wrote her scripts for sea-sick medicine her pusher mon! Many modern kids are fat and muscle-less. Not our daughter. Often I got eye-strain watching her work on the boat with her mother, which is, perhaps, why she had such a hard time understanding Cinderella. What was Cindy always bitching bout?Ž shed ask. Her life ashore seemed pretty nice to me!Ž Yes, our daughter had some odd perspectives on life. Once, she was “lling out one of those girlie quizzes in Cosmo magazine, and under turn-ons she listed men who cant swim, row, or sail. Of course, occasionally a sailing suitor would attempt to break through her defenses. But shed often catch them by yelling, ƒ starboard!Ž or ƒ coming up!Ž or ƒ buoy room!Ž to see if theyd ”inch. She was thrilled when my autobiography Chasing the Horizon was published. She snuck a copy ashore, brought it to a judge in the VI, and said, Your Honor, open it at any page and read a couple of sentences. Should a man like this have custody of a child? A dog? Even a tropical “sh?Ž Heres Capn Fatty with his Bilge Rat. Note: Capn Fatty is wearing a tie. True fact: when his daughter got her MBA from Brandeis, Fatty says, Well, I guess I set a good example!Ž

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30 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 raconteur. Competition is “erce. One day recently Charlies friends, Joe and Meredith, were discussing ways they could get an edge. They had all the latest toys: SUPs, kayaks, diving and snorkeling equipment and even a rubber donut for towing behind the dinghy. Your job is to provide pleasure,Ž advised Charlie. How can you beat the competition and offer the very best pleasure.Ž Ive got the answer,Ž said Joe, after only seconds. Well provide free condoms. Not only that but well supply the colored and ”avored ones. We could put a small box of ”avor choices in each cabin.ŽIts approaching the season and charter yachts are busy preparing for the boat shows where market specialists and yacht vacation brokers walk the docks examining the many craft available for charter. Yacht vacations taken by the well-heeled are becoming more and more popular, and luxury craft and crews more numerous. Large, stable catamarans are becoming the yachts of choice for jaunts around the islands and each must be in sparkling condition, super comfortable and provide all the latest in watersports toys. A spectacular chef is essential … one who can produce such mouth watering dishes that Escof“er himself would be envious. The captain must not only be a good boat driver but also a local knowledge expert and gifted SAILING WITH CHARLIE: BOAT SHOW SAILING HUMOR BY JULIAN PUTLEY GRAPHICS BY HANNAH WELCH

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 31Charlie thought for a while, Thats a great idea, especially if theyre FDA approved. Meredith was not so sure. Sometimes we get elderly folks … they might not approve.Ž Of course they would,Ž replied Joe, might spark up a tired old couple. Ill tell you what well do, well explain our idea to the brokers and then get them to taste test the options. It should be fun; well use bananas for demonstrations.Ž Pheew,Ž uttered Meredith, I thought you were going to volunteer as a guinea pig … then Id be taking the season off.Ž The boat show arrived and Joe and Meredith dressed in their yachtie best. The boat was spick and span and all the water toys were on display. Meredith prepared some delectable hors doeuvres, while Joe prepared a jug of his special recipe margaritas … all ready to offer the brokers who would hopefully provide them with customers. The small tray of colorful condoms was displayed discreetly to one side. The “rst brokers aboard their yacht, S/V Foreplay were two buxom middle-aged ladies from Florida. They were shown around the yacht, asked pertinent questions, were entertained with snacks and the potent drink concoction. Soon they were all laughing together. Then one of the ladies asked what the small tray of colorful rubbers was for. Oh,Ž replied Joe, losing his former bravado, Theyre actually balloons … we just forgot to put them up.Ž He started to blow one up ƒ and before long four colorful condom balloons were hanging in the cockpit. When theyd gone Meredith derided Joe for being such a chicken … but several hours later S/V Foreplay was the party boat of the show. A large crowd was swilling margaritas and from a distance it looked like several of the female brokers were eating bananas … and right in the middle was Charlie, giving expert advice. Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI, Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel

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32 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 Barts Bash, held on September 21st, earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for The largest Sailing Race in 24 Hours (multiple venues). Over 18,000 sailors from 68 different countries around the globe took part in the event organized by the UK-based Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, which was founded to honor the memory of Olympic sailor Andrew Bart Simpson who died tragically in May 2012 while training for the Americas Cup. Several Caribbean sailing associations and yacht clubs played an important role in achieving this World Record plus fostering the Foundations goal of inspiring the next generation of sailors. The success of Barts Bash embodies the number one reason behind the Turks & Caicos Sailing Association: to foster a community in the TCI and connect it to the globCARIBBEAN SAILORS TAKE PART IN BARTS BASHRACING CIRCUIT BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER PHOTO: JOHN LAWSONSint Maarten Sailing School doing the Barts BashPHOTO COURTESY OF SMYC

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 33 al community,Ž explains Kelly Troy, director of sailing, who organized forty sailors aboard Hobie Waves, Laser Picos and a Hobie 14 to sail a nearly four mile course from Bight Park to the Beaches Resort. It was so amazing to feel a part of an event that unites the whole community. The Americas Cup last year was a boost in interest in our sport, and I think Barts Bash translated that excitement into something accessible for everyone.Ž Similarly, says Neil Maher, coach at the St. Maarten Yacht Club, who organized a ”eet of Jeanneau Sunfast 20s, Lasers, RS Visions, Hobie 16s, Optimists and a Laser Pico to race in Simpson Bay Lagoon, The goal of the Andrew Simpson Sailing foundation is right in line with our own. We strive to get as many children sailing and enjoying the marine environment as possible and to try and open Many shades of blue! Barts Bash, Turks and Caicos Islands

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34 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 Ft. Lauderdale, FL + 954.523.2815 Riviera Beach, FL + 561.863.7100 Toll Free: 800.545.9273 www.WardsMarine.com Se Habla Espaol @WardsMarine/WardsMarineLinkedInSERVICES+ New Installations + Modifications+ Custom Computerized & Laser Engraving+ Custom Designed Switchboards+ In-house & Dockside Service+ Repairs + Engineering + Electrical & Corrosion Surveys+ Fire Surveys + Panel ProductionEQUIPMENT SALES+ AC Generators + Transformers+ Battery Charging Equipment+ Panel Meters & Gauges + Switches + Wire/Cable/Fuses+ Cathodic Protection Systems+ Converters/Inverters + Shore Cords & Adapters+ Lamps & Lighting + Overcurrent Protection How many you bring home Is none of our business BRINGING YOU HOME ISPowering the industry for 60 years RACING CIRCUIT their eyes to lifelong possibilities it can hold for them from recreation to careers.Ž A commitment to training and developing the next generation of Olympic class sailors is one of the main goals of the Royal BVI Yacht Club. We had seen Barts Bash advertised many months ago and thought it would be a fun opportunity to be part of a global regatta,Ž says Julie Rhodes, manager at the RBVIYC, in Tortola, who organized a ”eet of dinghies and IC24s racing off Nanny Cay Marina. When the dates were “nalized, it “tted in nicely with our Back to School Regatta, so we were able to incorporate the two events together. In addition to the youth sailors, we got a great response from the adult sailors who knew of Simpson from his Olympic successes and would have been touched by his tragic death.Ž Some, such as the Antigua Yacht Club, enjoyed taking part in Barts Bash as a way to give local sailors an opportunity to get out on the water in the quiet season. The AYC and National Sailing Authority donated the use of their boats and also sponsored their instructors (all local youngsters/and the not so young) to participate,Ž says event leader Clare Cupples. The same with OnDeck with two of their Dehler 39s. Our more mature keel boat sailAnonymous thumbs up for Barts Bash in Antigua PHOTO: KEVIN JOHNSON 2014 HTTP://KEVINJOHNSON.PHOTOSHELTER.COM

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 35ors took out Sport 16s as their boats are spending the summer out of the water in Jolly Harbour. We were very proud to be able to put on our results sheet that out of our ”eet of boats, two were sailed by Olympians, Karl James and Rhone Kirby.Ž Others, like the St. Lucia Yacht Club (SLYC), participated in Barts Bash as a wonderful way to kick-off the upcoming fall, winter and spring sailing season. Cruising boats, J24s, Lasers, Laser Radials, Laser 4.7s, Laser Picos, Laser Bugs, Hobie Waves, Wind surfers and Optimists sailed a triangle/sausage course inside Rodney Bay. The feeling of participation in this global event was incredible,Ž says SLYC sailing captain Fredric Sweeney. Even though we raced against well-known local sailors, I think just knowing that we were a very small part of something so much greater was really exciting. The fact that we technically were racing against some of the top sailors in the world on home turf was quite thrilling. Plus, we can de“nitely appreciate the goal of getting more youth sailing. We believe that the youth are the future of our club and the sport of sailing.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Perfect Moments Come Naturally AtCAPELLA MARIGOT BAY RESORT AND MARINA This ultra-luxury destination for boat captains and travelers is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy St. Lucia. Coming off the heels of a multi-million dollar renovation, this historic ultra-luxury destination is now home to the newly built Capella Marina at Marigot Bay. Featuring new dining outlets, retail shops, gourmet store, spa, marina services, and our signature Capella Five Star Marina Program, providing: for boat captains and crews arrange services including dry cleaning, house recreational activities on land you to smooth out Saint Lucia Customs, Immigration, and Port entry requirements For Marina Reservations, please contact us at: For Resort Reservations, please contact us at: A mixed fleet took part in Barts Bash in the BVIPHOTO: ED CHILDS

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36 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014Odile van Aanholt from Curaao has won a Silver Medal at the Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing, China. She lost the Gold by one point to Samantha JingYi Yom from Singapore. Van Aanholt, who was leading the ”eet for “ve days, started the last race with a four point lead on Yom. Both had such a big margin on the rest of the ”eet that the Gold and Silver would be decided between the two female sailors. Van Aanholt started well in drizzling, misty weather with very light air and seemed certain of taking the Gold Medal. However, just before the “nish she got trapped in a hole in the wind and moved back into seventh place. Yom rounded the last mark in third place but “nished second as the leader of the race Maria Erdi mistakenly started sailing another lap after rounding the bottom mark, but returned and “nished between Yom and Van Aanholt. Van Aanholt, while representing the Netherlands Antilles and Curaao, won several North American and South American Optimist titles and started sailing under the Dutch ”ag at the Byte CII Worlds in Newport last year (“rst Youth Olympics quali“er). The IOC took away the Olympic recognition of the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee and decided that athletes who represented the Netherlands Antilles chose Aruba or The Netherlands when participating in any Games (Olympics, CAC Games and Pan Am Games). As current European and World Champion, Odile was chosen to carry the ”ag of the Netherlands during the opening ceremony entering the stadium in front of 60,000 spectators„quite an honor for the young sailor. Other Caribbean sailors who had the honor of carrying their national ”ag at the ceremony were Paul de Souza (BAH), Florence Allan (CAY), Sam Morrell (IVB) and Paige Clarke (ISV). SILVER FOR ODILE VAN AANHOLT AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMESYOUTH SAILING Silver, Gold and Bronze (from left): Odile van Aanholt (Ned); Samantha JingYi Yom (Sin) and Jarian Brandes (Per)

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 37Sixteen-year-old Odile has had an unbelievably successful year, sailing in the top of three different sailing classes. In April she became World Champion in Italy in the Youth Olympic Byte CII Class. In the double-handed 29er Class, together with Lars van Stekelenborg, she won the Open Dutch Youth Championships under 18, and “nished fourth overall at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal. In Norway she won a Silver medal at the singlehanded Laser 4.7 European Championships and now Silver at the Youth Olympics in China. A sailing family: At the last Youth Olympics, held in 2010 in Singapore, Odiles brother, Just van Aanholt, took the Bronze for the Netherlands Antilles. Sister Philipine participated in London as an independent athlete under the Olympic Flag. Father Cor van Aanholt carried the Netherlands Antilles ”ag at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.FULL RESULTS: http://www.sailing.org/events/youtholympic games/results/index.php More information on the Youth Olympic Games, visit: www.nanjing2014.org RESULTS SCORED BY THE OTHER CARIBBEAN SAILORS:CII (GIRLS) 7th Celeste Lugtmeijer Cathelier (Dominican Republic) 10th Cecilia Wollmann (Bermuda) 16th Paige Clarke (USVI) 22nd Florence Allan (Cayman Islands) 28th Abigail Affoo Trinidad &Tobago) CII (BOYS) 14th Scott McKenzie (USVI) 17th Pablo Bertran (Cayman Islands) 20th Luc Chevrier (St. Lucia) 22nd Samuel Morrell (BVI) 23rd Paul de Souza (Bahamas) 24th Rhone Kirby (Antigua & Barbuda) TECHNO 293 (BOYS) 14th Mack van den Eerenbeemt (Aruba) 19th Lucas Miranda Martinez (Puerto Rico)

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38 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014Any one of nearly a dozen boats could have taken the Top Boat title going into the fourth and “nal day of “shing in the 61st San Juan International Bill“sh Tournament. The competition was that close in this the longest consecutively held big game “shing tournament in the world, held out of Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 3rd … 9th. Yet when “nal lines were called, it was Puerto Ricos Jose Cestero, Jr., and his fellow anglers and crew aboard Cesteros Hatteras 68, Mayte who won by being the “rst to release three blue marlin. We won with three releases by mid-day on the third day of the tournament,Ž says Cestero. Our success, other SAN JUAN INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENTFISHING BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER than luck, was having a great team aboard. One of our anglers, Jose Pazos, and myself, each released a blue marlin and the third was caught by our visiting angler Joseph McQuerry. Mayte Pelegrina was also an angler. David Shields is our captain and Julio Gonzalez and Javier De La Cruz are our mates. It was great to win this highlycompetitive tournament for a second time. We also won Top Boat aboard Mayte in 2011.Ž The second and third Top Boats, respectively, were the 64ft Ay Caramba owned by Juan Colon Cabrera, and Alberto Guals 50ft Pink Lady each with three blue marlin releases. Seven other boats released two blue marlin apiece. PHOTO: MARK SMESTAD

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40 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014migrated from off Dorado to the west on the second day of “shing and then east off Cangrejos on the fourth day. Both of these areas of water run along the mile-and-ahalf deep trench just offshore called Marlin Alley where most bill“sh are caught. Two new additions to this years tournament were well received according to Jaen. First, there was a new mobile phone app that provided the latest results and information. Second, international anglers had the option of rotating on different “shing boats each day as usual or visiting boat owners could compete with their own team and be assigned an IGFA Observer. We had ten boats with observers this year, which was more than we expected, so we will continue this for next year,Ž says Jaen. The next San Juan International Bill“sh Tournament will take place September 24th … 30th 2015. For more information, visit: www.sanjuaninternational.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. FISHING In angler awards, Rhamses Carazo gained a Top Angler lead on the second day and held on to it until the Awards Ceremony. I won with two blue marlin releases,Ž Carazo explains, who angled aboard his Viking 55 Picara The “rst came up on the center rigger and the second on the short teaser, so we had to bait and switch to catch that “sh. The secret to success was patience. When the “shing isnt that good, you have to catch all of the “sh that come up to the boat to eat.Ž Forty-nine boats and 196 anglers released 43 blue marlin, one white marlin and one sail“sh. This is down from the decade-long average of 91 blue marlin releases. I chalk the decline in releases up to the two tropical waves that passed through during the tournament. The change in barometric pressure shuts off the “shing,Ž explains tournament director Dr. Ricky Jaen. Jaen introduced the use of a new satellite program using Google Earth that allows organizers to show anglers images of potential “shing hot spots as well as to give a clue to bites per day and per hour with a high degree of accuracy. This paid off for many as competitors were able to see that between the tropical waves the marlin had Mayte Top Boat at the 61st San Juan International Billfish TournamentPHOTO: MARK SMESTAD

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42 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 SEDULOUS SALVAGEDSEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING STORY AND PHOTOS BY TARA BOUIS Just after 4am, a light appeared on the horizon. The small rowboat had been adrift in the Atlantic for over a month, but her navigation light maintained her vigil as bright as when she had started her journey across the ocean six months before. The trade winds had carried the boat hundreds of miles from where her two crewmembers were forced to abandon ship. On the morning of May 16 2014 the lonely journey of the rowboat Sedulous ended when we made contact about 100 nautical miles north of the Virgin Islands. Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton, both UK natives, met when they joined their universitys womens rowing team. Years of friendship, countless hours of training under their belts, and many medals won, they looked toward graduation carrying a void in their hearts. They had experienced the loss of a good friend, Eleanor, who had rowed beside them in high spirits as she battled cervical cancer. Eleanors “ght ended when she passed away in May 2012, but her friends vowed to carry on her adventurous spirit and zeal for life. They chose to commemorate her by rowing across the Atlantic in what is known as the worlds toughest rowing race and use the race as a vehicle to raise money for two local cancer charities. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a biennial transAtlantic rowboat race from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua. The trip usually takes forty to ninety days, depending on the rowers and the conditions they encounter. For Sedulous it became clear early on that it would not be an easy trip. Shortly after the start the autopilot controller malfunctioned and constantly tried to redirect them back to the Canary Islands. Not a deal breaker but it was a luxury lost. One mechanical failure followed another as their boat was stripped of a dagger board and their GPS. Then, one of the two batteries

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 43 caught “re, burning a hole through their paper charts. They were forced to jettison the scorched battery and then ration their power usage, which also meant rationing their water. The toughest blow was when a wave smashed their rudder and rudder box off the stern of the boat. They spent many days trying to rig a repair and “nally settled for steering by dragging lines and a drogue off one side of the boat to help point their bow down the waves. Ninety-six days into the race, Sedulous was about 700 nautical miles from the “nish line when rough seas capsized and rolled her a full 360 degrees, giving Lauren a nasty gash on her head. With almost no food left, they realized that “nishing was not on the cards. Hannah and Lauren made the tough decision to retire from the race and abandon ship. They set off their EPIRB and were picked up by the Belgian cargo ship Lowland Opus headed to Bcancour, Canada. 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44 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING and navigation lights, in hopes that another boat would not hit her. Using permanent markers, the girls wrote their names and contact information on the inside of the small cabin with the faint hope of someday being reunited with a boat they had come to know as their third crew member. As the ocean and their misbehaving boat tested Hannah and Laurens dedication and resolve, I was also awash in challenges while trying hard to stay the course with my own boat. My husband Sasha and I had a dream of bringing real pizza to our fellow boaters in the Caribbean. So we decided to build the Virgin Islands “rst commercial-grade food truck boat. We have both been sailing professionally in the Caribbean for over ten years, mostly working as crew on private charter yachts. Given our background in boating, it came as a total shock to us and to our friends when, in June 2012, we purchased a thirty-seven foot aluminum motor-sailer hull in desperate need of rescuing. Everyone said, Of all people, YOU ought to know better!Ž Our boat, originally named Pagan had been built in England and sailed to Antigua where she was abandoned on the hard for a number of years. Over time termites moved in and devoured the interior. Our friend Kevin Gray, of Tortola, has a knack for “nding boats in need and getting them into the right hands and thats just what happened with Pagan Kevin removed the interior with a shop-vac and a shovel and sailed the boat from Antigua to the BVI. Eventually he found us … knowledgeable and crazy enough to take on the project of rebuilding her from the bare hull frames. In October 2013 Sasha and I quit our yachting jobs to be full-time boat builders. We re-named our boat Pi launched her, and moved aboard. Living in a tiny construction zone, running low on money, eating only ramen and beans, and learning as we build was our daily routine. One random Monday, I received a phone call regarding a rowboat called Sedulous that was drifting within range of the BVI. Sasha was working on St. Thomas and I was elbowdeep in making trim on board Pi in Nanny Cay Marina. How soon can Pi be ocean ready?Ž demanded the voice on the other end of the line. I looked around and guessed, ƒ umm in a month or two?Ž Not good enough, we have a weather window in two days, youll have to be ready by then,Ž insisted our friend Kevin Gray. Oh and its for some charity thing and I know you like that kinda stuff,Ž he added. I knew this was our opportunity to pay forward all the support and kindness wed received over the past two years. I spent the next two days packing away tools, stowing as much as possible, and in the end wedging the table saw against the shop-vac, against the not-yet-installed fridge door on the ”oor of the galley because that was as good as it was going to get. Tuesday evening Sasha hopped a ferry back to Tortola. Wednesday morning, Pi set sail from Nanny Cay to the North Sound of Virgin Gorda to gather supplies. With the generous help of several friends, including a couple who were getting married that evening, we were able to get the boat fueled, washed, stowed, and fully out“tted with safety gear, an extra towline, and a satellite phone. We were ready to go. As Sasha and I motor-sailed out to “nd the abandoned vessel, we began talking about the parallels between Sedulous and Pi Both boats were built in England for the purpose of crossing to Antigua. They were both abandoned at some point during their adventure. They fell into the capable hands of Kevin Gray who began the salvage process. And, “nally, the reins passed to us and we worked to get the boats back on track. After motoring for eleven hours, Sasha recalculated

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46 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014Sedulous onto a freighter to continue her trip home to the UK where she was “nally reunited with her team members, Hannah and Lauren. Now that Sedulous has reached home, Hannah and Lauren will “x her up as they plan to row again in the 2017 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. Next time, with the experience they gained through their “rst campaign, they will be better prepared and will not only cross the “nish line, they hope to smash the UK Womens speed record. While Sedulous undergoes repairs, Sasha and I will “nish construction and of“cially launch Pi as our food-truck pizza boat business. The pizza boat will offer to-go New York style pizza in anchorages around St. Thomas starting in the fall of 2014. Of course, Sasha and I plan to sail to Antigua to cheer on Sedulous and her team in 2017 and we have promised each girl a free pizza when they reach English Harbour. We are sure they will be hungry when they arrive! For more information about Hannah and Lauren, read their blog at: www.insfriends.co.uk Find out more about Sasha and Taras food-truck boat at www.pi-vi.com Also, watch the three-minute video of the salvage effort at www.tinyurl.com/sedusalvage Sedulous  potential drift based on the seas and wind we were experiencing and altered course 22 degrees to starboard. On Friday morning at 04:19 we spotted a light on the horizon and our gut told us to head for it. By 04:30 our AIS con“rmed that the target ahead was in fact Sedulous After making visual contact with the vessel in the pre-dawn light we determined that Sedulous was right side up with no obvious damage, so we hove-to and waited nearly an hour for sunrise. Within an hour we had Sedulous in tow. It was a squirrely ride. The rowboat, with her relatively large aft cabin, wanted to weathervane and point towards the wind. She would glide forward on a wave and be pushed further alongside us by the wind. At some points, she would almost pass us. We managed to get her straightened out by rigging a line off her stern to add a little drag. After twelve hours of towing, we anchored on the west end of Anegada just as the sun set on Friday evening. From Anegada, it was an easy tow down the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Road Town where Sedulous waited a few days while Sasha and I went back to work for the week. The following weekend we had Sedulous back in tow behind Pi and headed to the cargo dock in Crown Bay, St. Thomas. On Sunday morning we helped load SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING

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48 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 SNORKELLING SPOTS IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEANWATER SPORTS BY JOE ZENTNER What could be better than to jump in and snorkel straight from your boat? Its the epitome of cruising. Everyone has their own preferences but there is something to see in almost every anchorage. And you dont need to snorkel on a reef to enjoy the underwater delights. Here are ten of our favourites up and down the East Caribbean. Where are yours?UNDERWATER SCULPTURE PARK, MOLINIERE BAY, GRENADAIts wonderful to hunt for the underwater sculptures at Moliniere Bay just two miles north of Grenadas capital St Georges. Mooring buoys have been installed and a small fee is charged. Not only are the sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor fascinating to look at but they provide an environment for new marine life to grow in an area that has suffered storm damage in the past. Top 10

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 49 TYRELL BAY, CARRIACOUThere are numerous snorkelling destinations in Carriacou; Anse La Roche, Sandy Island, White Island to name a few. But I love to snorkel straight from the boat in Tyrell Bay where you will “nd ”ying gurnards, moray eels and sea snakes, and a kaleidoscope of colourful “sh around old moorings and wrecks.TOBAGO CAYS, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES The Grenadines abound with snorkelling possibilities but it would be wrong not to mention the Tobago Cays and lets be fair, whoever tires of swimming with turtles in the Baradal Turtle Sanctuary, not to mention the good snorkelling out on Horse Shoe Reef.

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50 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 THE PITONS, ST LUCIASaint Lucia has several good snorkelling spots at the south end of the island but I always enjoy jumping off the boat between the Pitons and snorkelling the coral gardens that fringe the underwater sides of the famous twin green peaks. Watch out, the currents can be strong.LES ANSES DARLET, MARTINIQUEYou will not “nd many coral gardens here, but that doesnt mean you shouldnt don your mask and snorkel. Below the surface you will always “nd life … moray eels, sea snakes, turtles and a plethora of “sh call these waters home. Anse Noir a mile to the north is another fun spot to snorkel.ISLE DES SAINTES, GUADELOUPEIts always enjoyable to snorkel the bays of Pain De Sucre or Ilet a Cabrit. Whether you spot a sea turtle or an octopus hiding in the rocks there are always plenty of colourful parrot “sh or shy puffer “sh and colourful yellow and purple fans to enjoy. WATERSPORTS

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52 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 WATERSPORTS GREAT BIRD ISLAND AND GREEN ISLAND, ANTIGUAAntiguas outer islands, protected by the North Sound National Park are full of shallow coral reefs which make for excellent snorkelling in sheltered waters. Large coral heads are home to numerous colourful “sh and exotic marine life. quieter Benures Bay on Norman Island. The snorkelling around the edge of the bay is excellent … a kaleidoscope of colours waits beneath the surface of this coral rich reef system.ST JOHN, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDSIts easy to have plenty of favourite spots in the USVIs … its great to pick up a free mooring at Christmas Cove to swim with the spotted eagle rays. Or around the rock at Waterlemon Cay on St John with its large elk horns and colourful fan corals. But my favourite is the unusual spot at Hurricane Hole amongst the fringe forest mangrove. Unique in that it is not your usual murky mangrove, but crystal clear waters to view the magical bright corals and “sh that grow on and live amongst the mangrove roots. Joe Zentner is a retired professor and a freelance writer/ photographer. He visits the Caribbean at least once a year and has published articles in both scholarly journals and popular magazines. Joe presently makes his home in North Carolina. ANSE DE COLOMBIER, ST BARTHAnse de Colombier is another “rm snorkelling favourite. Its such a pretty bay to swim from either your boat or from the beach. There is always plenty to see in the rocky outcrops on either sides of the bay including octopuses and angel“sh, colourful anemones and gorgonians. Near your boat spotted eagle rays, turtles, remoras and even nurse sharks glide gracefully across the seabed.BENURES BAY, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDSThe baths at Virgin Gorda are the obvious and popular place to snorkel in the BVIs; though my favourite is the

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56 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 LEAPFROGGING ACROSS THE AEGEAN SEACaptain Warren East shares his latest experiences from a four-week luxury cruise in the Aegean Sea aboard M/S Turkish Delight. Picking the right time to cruise in the Aegean Sea can be daunting, as you generally dont want to get into a situation because youve overlooked the weather. After spending several winters on the water there, I have seen the best and worst of what Poseidon can throw at a boat and have thus far survived without the use of a marina. There is no such thing as a hurricane in the Aegean, however in mid to late September, there are the Mistral and Bora, the northerly winds from France and Croatia. Inevitably these northerlys end up in the Ionian Sea with as much punch as a TRS (tropical revolving storm), unleashing themselves across the entire Aegean Sea and southern Mediterranean. I have seen anti-cyclonic cells nearly 150 miles wide on satellite images, heading directly for me while I am anchored in Mykonos, right smack bang in the center of the Aegean! This situation requires as much planning as would a hurricane because the Greek Islands take no prisoners. The transition periods between extreme winter to summer, then when summer ”ows back into winter STORY AND PHOTOS BY CAPTAIN WARREN EAST

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 57 are when conditions begin to mix creating the greatest storm possibilities. June 1, we set sail out of Turkey to explore the Greek Islands. Our objective was to get as close to the Greek mainland as possible before the northerly Meltemi winds started powering up. First stop was Patmos where you can clear into the EU without the craziness of ferries and an overwhelming amount of tourists. The island has beautiful beaches, extremely good restaurants and high end architecture. It is also not overly populated, so is very peaceful. At sunrise we lifted anchor and headed for Mykonos. A day at sea in calm conditions made the trip very easy for the crew and the boat. Mykonos is a charming Greek village turned Gucci. It thrives with life and offers some great nightlife from one extreme to the other. Great restaurants and hotels litter the island and everything is good there. There are several places to take a boat on the island depending on conditions. The south coast can accommodate a lot of yachts and offer very good protection from the Meltemi winds. This is an island not to be missed. From there we used Paros, Antiparos, Sifnos and Polyaigos islands to leapfrog to Milos -another gem YACHT

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58 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 of the Aegean Sea. Between the beaches, hot springs, buried ruins, unbelievable rock formations and mineral mines, there is nothing short of a month of things to do for anyone arriving by boat. Ormos Milou, the main town on the inside of a giant crater, is a very safe place to anchor in most conditions. Its also a nice place to enjoy the local lifestyle. I highly recommend visiting this island when you have a few days to spare. By mid-June, we were beginning to see signs of the Meltemi, as central Europe started to warm up and the days got longer. Almost immediately, attention to the weather became a priority. Moving the boat became considerably more dif“cult as July rolled in. I have sailed the Greek Islands often and summer is my least favorite time. Catamarans of 70 to 100 feet have to be handled very carefully during this season. Im happy to report that M/S Turkish Delight handled that new experience very well. The planned destination was Santorini, via Folegandros, Sikinos and Ios, three islands that offer great lunch stops if the weather is “ne. Ios has become a popular place with a reputation for “ne beaches and good nightlife. Perhaps as an over”ow from Mykonos, Ios is a great place to ride out a Meltemi. Finally, we arrived in Santorini staying there for about two and a half weeks. We had a wonderful time but also experienced the “rst strong Meltemi for the year. It was one of the most powerful winds I have dealt with in over 20 years. It blew for four days and nights without a minutes rest. We watched rapid erosion of the coastline and had to strip down the boat to avoid damage from dust. But thats a story for another day! Next Month: Santorini, Astipalia, and a nice itinerary for a cruise on Turkeys southern coastline, The turquoise coast! Capt. Warren East left Mother England in 1995 for the last time on what was to be a journey into the unknown. Simply armed with a camera, he sailed to the Caribbean as crew on a handful of different sailing yachts, working for his passage. Shortly he earned the title of Captain of his “rst charter boat. Warren quickly developed an eye for catamarans as they started to dominate the Caribbean market in both yacht sales and popularity. He founded East Yachts, Ltd. in 2003, setting out to build his own charter yacht brokerage. With the completion of his MCA, Master 3000 ticket, Warren soon found himself selling and project managing the design and construction of a prototype aluminium catamaran. With many years experience in both catamaran sales and charters, Captain Warren is well positioned as an expert in the world of catamarans. He manages his company from a variety of locations, most recently from his latest project, M/S Turkish Delight She is a beautiful 85-foot Turkish Gulet that he and his partner and Chef Elizabeth Lee, operate as a luxury charter yacht between Bodrum and Antalya in Southern Turkey and the Greek Islands. www.turkishcharters.com LEAPFROGGING ACROSS THE AEGEAN SEA

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60 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 Dear Anita, I am an engineer with several years of experience in the industry; having worked on vessels from 20m to 60m I have developed a huge range of skills. I dont have any tickets, but this wont be a problem for a private vessel. Id like to “nd a chief engineer job on a vessel based in Newport that doesnt leave for longer than two weeks at a time in the summer and is not used for the winter, and earn $15,000/month. What do you have? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Are you SERIOUS dude? What planet are you on? No tickets DOES mean a problem these days Sunshine, its not just the ”ag state dictating what tickets are needed on a yacht, but the insurers too. On a 60m private yacht seeking a Y2 chief engineer, saying to the insurer: nah its ok, hes done this beforeƒŽ just doesnt cut the mustard. Ok, I know engineers are highly sought after and in general can list their terms and conditions of employment and usually get them but come on man, give us a “ghting chance. Own cabin and ”uffy towels every day I can do. Miracles I cannot. Yet, Im working on that. I dont doubt your statement regarding your skills, Im sure you have heaps of knowledge and THE BIG RETURN OF THE VALIUM ... BY ANITA VALIUM fantastic experience, but without those bits of paper youre really limiting your options. Anyway, if youve been earning $15k/month, you can afford to at least get your STCWƒ and your AEC, and your MEOL and then, what the hell, go get a Y4 just for the fun of it. Lose the attitude too or youll “nd people dont want to work with you anyway. So there. Dear Anita My husband is a chef and is looking for a job on a charter motoryacht, 40m+, salary   6000+. What do you have for him? Please call me to discuss any options. And why cant he do it himself? This is like getting your mum to call in sick for you when youre thirty. Its sad, its pathetic and quite frankly its a bit scary. Lady, do you keep your husband locked in a box and only let him out when you “nd him a highly paid job then take all his money and use it on liposuction, handbag sized dogs and lunches with other crazy wives? Does that seem farfetched? Perhaps. So let me talk to your husband and then well see. Whats that? He cant come to the phone right now? Ha I knew it. Hes in the naughty box.

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 61 MONACO YACHT SHOW BY SUZANNA THOMASINA It was billed as the biggest Monaco Yacht Show ever with an unprecedented number of superyachts lined up side by side in Monte Carlos Port Hercules against the backdrop of the quasi-fairytale Princes Palace. But at the end of the day, how much does size really matter, and isnt it quality not quantity that wins hands down in more cases than not? To me, wandering around the vast swathes of bright blue carpet lining T Central and Quai des Etats-Unis, garish white pavilions ”apping in the wind, it certainly felt that way. It took me almost a day to get round the 24th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. When I eventually sat down and took the weight off my weary feet, I felt strangely unful“lled. Sure, it had been fun. I picked up enough freebie USB keys to start my own IT shop, not to mention the impressive tower of panama hats of varying colors tucked under my arm, but what had I really gained from my time at the MYS other than some quality tat and sore feet? Oh yes, and a slight hangover from the ridiculous number of happy hour drinks offered almost everywhere you looked, come ƒ. mid-day! There was none of this save yourself til 6 p.m. business at the yacht show this year. A saunter through Darse Sud was for many like a pub crawl through Antibes, with bottles opening in every direction. This, and the abundance of music with a marvelous saxophonist being transported around in the back of a tender (my particular favourite), all added to the party atmosphere. And it suddenly dawned on me, perhaps later than most, that the MYS is just one big junket for the yachting industry … one four day party to round off the Mediterranean season before everyone gets on it again in the Caribbean. Undoubtedly the hike in ticket prices from 80 euro to 150 apiece played its part in ensuring that the show caters much more to a b2b audience than a b2c clientele. Word on the street … or the pontoons in this case … was that the huge increase in the entry price had severely curtailed the number of visitors to the show. And to be honest, no one can be surprised. Also noticeable in their absence were visitors from Russia, who were, up until a few months ago, a driving force in the market for the worlds biggest superyachts. With economic sanctions now in place, many Russians are feeling the pinch, and the isolation. I heard many tales of crews and captains being left in awkward positions by Russian owners not being able to move money around, so their non-show at the MYS is again hardly a surprise. But dont get me wrong, the show ran more than smoothly and everyone looked as though they were having a ball. Prince Albert managed to dash back from the UN Climate Summit in New York to open the show, and the brand new Monaco Yacht Club looked splendid in the gorgeous September sun (although I am told the kitchen needs to sharpen up and lose the carrottes rapes from the menu). My personal highlights included Lurssens Solandge and her exquisite hot tub, U-Boat Worxs A C-Explorer 3 submarine which is just too cool even for Monaco, and Chopi Chopi, a somewhat bizarre name I feel for the 80m CRN mega yacht which won the most achieved trophy. Rumors are that the 25th edition of the MYS next year will be even bigger. But will that necessarily mean better? Lets wait and see. I am not, however, holding my breath. IMAGE COURTESY OF COLIN SQUIRE, YACHTING MATTERS THE SUPER YACHT MAGAZINE (HTTP://WWW.YACHTINGMATTERS.COM/)

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62 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 As seafarers working aboard yachts our primary responsibility is safety. Safety of our guests, safety of our crewmates, safety of our vessel and safety of ourselves, nothing is more important. We assume when we are on charter or the owner is on board that we will, in essence, be working 24/7. Always available and on call for any request is how we operate. But how can we do our job effectively if we are dog-tired? Our motto has always been, Work hard, play hardŽ, that is until last year, August 20, 2013 to be exact, the date that the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 took effect. MLC 2006, as it is known, is a product of the International Labour Organization, a United Nations Agency which sets labor standards around the world. It was designed as the Seafarers Bill of Rights, and addresses a variety of working conditions including safe manning levels, the maximum hours of work and the minimum hours of rest that crew on commercial vessels must adhere to. The scope of this mandate includes yachts with paid crew members and has caused much debate within the yachting industry. The concept is simple: the need to avoid or minimize excessive hours of work, ensure suf“cient rest and limit fatigue. Even so, some superyacht captains have argued that they cant ef“ciently serve the requirements of their yacht owners with the restrictions imposed by MLC 2006. However, as the size of superyachts and the complexity of their systems increase, so does the chance of fatigue related accidents. Case in point, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) of the British government conducted an extensive study of collisions and groundings of commercial vessels. The MAIB discovered that a third of all groundings involved a fatigued of“cer alone on the bridge at night. It is well established that due to our circadian rhythm or daily biological clock, our mental alertness is lowest between the times of 0400 to 0800. In one accident the MAIB noted the chief of“cer fell asleep standing at the controls between 0405 and The STCW 95 Basic Safety Training is the bedrock of all the work that we do aboard yachts, whether we are a captain, engineer, stewardess, chef or deckhand. SUE BLUNDELL / SJO ILLUSTRATIONS CREW FATIGUE BY CAPTAIN JEFF WERNER Ask e Experts!STUMPED BY AN ON THE WATER CRISIS? Ask the Gurus at International Crew Training Send thoughts and questions to editor@allatsea.net

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 630415 and missed a planned alteration in course. He woke and hour later, still standing, as the vessel grounded. All superyacht crew working on vessels that cruise to international destinations are required to participate in Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities training as required by STCW 95 (Standards of Training, Certi“cation and Watchkeeping). During that training they learn that fatigue is caused by weariness, exhaustion, overexertion, stress and inadequate sleep. The STCW 95 Basic Safety Training is the bedrock of all the work that we do aboard yachts, whether we are a captain, engineer, stewardess, chef or deckhand. What was once a training standard, is now a set of regulations enforced by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Port State Control of other maritime nations. In other words, it is the law. Captain Jeff Werner is a Senior Instructor at International Crew Training in Ft. Lauderdale, and is a 22-year veteran of the yachting industry. CREW FATIGUEThe Maritime Labour Convention 2006 limits on hours of work or rest are as follows: Maximum hours of work shall not exceed 14 hours in any 24-hour period; and 72-hours in any sevenday period; or: Minimum hours of rest shall not be less than ten hours in any 24-hour period; and 77-hours in any seven-day period. Hours of rest may be divided into no more than two periods, one of which shall be at least six hours in length, and the interval between consecutive periods of rest shall not exceed 14-hours. Musters, “re-“ghting and lifeboat drills, and drills prescribed by national laws and regulations and by international instruments, shall be conducted in a manner that minimizes the disturbance of rest periods and does not induce fatigue. BOBBYS MEGAYARDProfessional Full Service Shipyard Simpson Bay Lagoon, St. Maarten 150 Ton and 75 Ton Marine Travel Lifts Subcontractor services available for the following services: Fully fenced with 24hr/7 days a week Security For Information and reservations: !"#$%%&%'(')!"#$%%&%*'" e-mail: megayard@gmail.comAny Job, big or small...

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64 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 NORTH ATLANTIC RALLY TO THE CARIBBEAN: EXPERIENCE NECESSARY BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The Swan 48 Avocation leaves Town Cut, St. Georges, Bermuda at the start of the 2nd leg of the NARC Rally.

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 65 If you want to sail your swift mono or multihull yacht from Newport to St. Maarten in the company of professional crew and experienced skippers, then the North Atlantic Rally to the Caribbean (NARC) is right for you. The NARC, now in its 15th year, was founded and organized by Hank Schmitt, a long-time offshore delivery captain and chief executive of“cer of the Huntington, NY-based nearly 2,000-member strong crew networking service, Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO). Schmitt plans to depart the Newport Yachting Center on November 1st or the best weather window around that date, make a stopover in Bermuda at the St. Georges Dinghy & Sports Club, and continue on to IGYs Simpson Bay Marina in St. Maarten. There are several differences between the NARC and other fall rallies to the Caribbean,Ž explains Schmitt. In addition to restricting entries to larger professionally sailed boats as well as experienced private boat owners and crews capable of arriving in Bermuda in four days, there is no entry free to join. There is free weather routing and a radio net, discounts on dockage in all three ports, fuel discounts; no head tax in Bermuda and socials in Newport, Bermuda and St. Maarten where everyone pays for their own meal ticket. Sint Maarten as an end destination is great. Direct ”ights to the U.S. and other places, its duty-free to bring in parts, and all the marine services are there.Ž Schmitt got his “rst taste of the rally concept back in 1992 when he took part in the Jimmy Cornell-organized America 500 Columbus Anniversary Transatlantic Rally from Spain to the Bahamas. Six years later he set sail on Steve Blacks Caribbean 1500 cruising Rally. Then he helped to move the Swan charter ”eet to the Caribbean each fall, invited other boats to participate in 1999 and the NARC was born. The main feature that “rst attracted me to the NARC rally was the camaraderie, and the chance to discuss the upcoming passage with other more experienced sailors,Ž explains Peter Bourke, of Newport, Rhode Island, who has sailed the NARC twice, once as crew on a Swan 48 and the second time as captain of his Outbound 44, Rubicon A fall sailing trip to the Caribbean is a serious enterprise as you try to pick a good weather window, and thread the needle between the end of hurricane season and the beginning of winter storm season. The opportunity to meet other sailors and to enjoy the parties in Newport, Bermuda and St. Maarten make the rally very appealing.Ž Similarly, and this is a recurrent theme among NARC participants, Tom Leonard of Andover, Massachusetts, joined Schmitts OPO to venture beyond the day sailing he and his wife enjoyed on their Catalina 35 to get offshore sailing experience. Leonard started with threeto-“ve day trips and progressed to longer deliveries on other peoples boats before he bought a Lagoon 40 catamaran with the intention of cruising the Caribbean.

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66 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 NORTH ATLANTIC RALLY I was planning at “rst to sail down the intercostal waterway to Florida then cross over to the Bahamas for the winter,Ž Leonard explains. But Hank reminded us it can still get cold in the Bahamas, so I signed up for the NARC. I hired a captain and Hank found me two experienced crew. The trip down was great. I liked being offshore with like-minded sailors and I liked the watches and checking the weather. One of the top three experiences, aside from marrying my wife and the birth of our children, happened on that trip. We had left Newport and the wind had died down from a front that blew through but the seas were still huge. All of a sudden we saw a huge pod of dolphins jump out of the sides of the waves. It was just awesome, a spectacular show.Ž Leonard realized on a shorter offshore sail from Portland, Maine to Huntington, New York in advance of the NARC that this type of sailing was for him but not for his wife who was prone to seasickness. The experience paid off. She ”ew down to St. Maarten to meet Leonard and his crew and they happily enjoyed six months of cruising around St. Maarten and later island-hopping northward from St. Lucia to St. Maarten. I would recommend for someone bringing their boat to the Caribbean for the “rst time to sail your boat as much as possible. For example, short excursions out to Block Island or Marthas Vineyard are fun and great shakedown cruises,Ž says Bourke. I would also recommend joining the NARC. Keeping your boat at the Newport Yachting Center for a few days or a week before the event (they only charge $1/foot per night for NARC participants) provides a good opportunity to give your boat a “nal inspection, top off the tanks and compare notes with other skippers. Finally, remember to have fun. It will all seem worth it when you get to the other side of the Gulf Stream and start peeling off the heavy clothing.Ž For more information on the 2014 NARC, visit: www. sailopo.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Journeys end … IGYs Simpson Bay Marina, St. Maarten Hank Schmitt, founder of the NARC

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68 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 ARC CARIBBEAN 1500 … NEWCOMERS WELCOME! BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The prospect of palm trees and pia coladas is enough for anyone to want to jump ship for warmer climes come fall. Casting off on a “rsttime multi-day blue-water cruise can be both a frightening and exciting venture. However, theres no need to go it alone, cruising rallies like the ARC Caribbean 1500 offer camaraderie and much more. There are three viable choices you have to take a boat from the east coast of the US to the Caribbean: Sail the boat yourself, hire a delivery captain and have them do it, or sail yourself, but part of an organized rally,Ž explains Barrie North, who will be taking part for the “rst time in the ARC Caribbean 1500 en route from Portsmouth, Virginia, to Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands aboard his 1974-built Tartan 41, Alchemy The sans-training-wheels option is to sail yourself and is great if you have the experience of several offshore passages. I dont. Perhaps the safest option is to hire a delivery captain. Rates can vary from $250 to $450 a day, plus food and routing. One challenge with this option is the question of “nding the right captain. Without personally knowing someone, you could end up with Captain Ron or Captain Phillips. The interesting choice is to take part in a rally. The amount of built in support from organizers varies from rally to rally with the ARC Caribbean 1500 offering the most because its designed for “rst-timers.Ž

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 69 The split for this years ARC Caribbean 1500, which will depart on November 2nd dependent on weather, is approximately one-third repeaters and two-thirds newcomers. The best part of this rally is that newcomers mix with the old-hands to create a very educational and enjoyable experience for everyone. The 1500 is a launch event for many cruisers,Ž explains Jeremy Wyatt, director of the UK-based World Cruising Club that runs the rally. We often see them back in another rally the following year or two. Often this is the ARC USA heading north again, or they have their appetites whetted by the 1500 and want to do more ocean cruising, so we are starting to see more previous 1500 participants sailing with our ARC Europe rally from BVI to Europe, then back again in the fall with the ARC from Las Palmas to Saint Lucia.Ž The “rst step for many would-be ralliers is making the commitment to actually go offshore. The rally does two things for us that would not normally occur: it puts us on a schedule (con“rming that in fact we ARE going) and it puts us in a mind-set of preparing to meet the rally requirements before the actual trip,Ž explains Gary Wells, who, with wife Robin will sail their 1998-built ketch-rigged Amel Super Maramu, Adagio on their “rst cruise to the Caribbean. The funny thing about the calendar date was that it changed our thinking from someday were going to go, to: oh my gosh, were going to do this and weve got to get ready! Making the decision and putting a when on it gave us permission to change the dream to a goal.Ž Barrie North at the helm of S/V Alchemy this will be Barries first Caribbean 1500 Adagio sailing south on leg one in the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis, MD to Portsmouth, VA

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70 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 ARC CARIBBEAN 1500 The year marks the milestone 25th anniversary of the ARC Caribbean 1500. There are new happenings that will make this year extra special. First, explains event manager Andy Schell, Weve reintroduced the ARC Bahamas route, which will see a fleet of boats take part in the pre-departure program in Portsmouth alongside the 1500, start simultaneously with them, and then head south towards Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos. The route is popular with folks looking to challenge themselves by going outside the Intracoastal Waterway, while doing so in an organized event.Ž Secondly, this marks the second year the 1500 will be hosted by Ocean Marine Yacht Center and the City of Portsmouth. The City is hosting a Welcome Reception at Griffs Restaurant & Sports Lounge, plus the seminar program and Farewell Dinner Party will move downtown to the conference area at Roger Browns Restaurant & Sports Bar. The latter is a laidback space with food and drinks available and is a closer walk to the marina. Long-time ARC Caribbean 1500 supporter Davis Murray and his Barefoot Davis band will headline the entertainment at the Farewell Dinner, an event that will also celebrate the life of the late 1500 rally founder Steve Black. At sea, itll be the same high-quality event we always strive for … a proper racing-style start, handicapped ”eets who can compete on time (and run their engines, which is all part of the fun), radio nets, communications with myself and Rally Control ashore via sat phone and email, and of course the obligatory rum drink on arrival in Tortola and Green Turtle Cay,Ž says Schell. Now we hope the weather cooperates this year!Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. The best part of this rally is that newcomers mix with the old-hands to create a very educational and enjoyable experience for everyone. The crew on Morning HazePHOTO: TERESA CAREY

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72 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 THE ATLANTIC RALLY FOR CRUISERS … EVERYONE IS I NVITED! BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Everybody can sail in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). Thats what makes this 29-year-old 2700-mile transatlantic maritime caravan from Las Palmas to St. Lucia a bucket list for sailors who want to cross new boundaries and explore new worlds while at the same time form life-long friendships with like-minded people on a shared adventure. This years 250-plus strong ARC ”eet represents a vibrant mix of yacht makes and models, ”ying the ”ags of 36 different countries with crews a delightful mix of singles, couples and families. The ”eet is split between two routes: direct to Saint Lucia on the classic ARC leaving November 23rd, or via the Cape Verde Islands with the ARC+ which leaves ahead of the main ”eet on November 9th,Ž explains Jeremy Wyatt, communications director of the UK-based World Cruising Club (WCC), which operates the ARC and several other cruising rallies. Having two route options allows room for more boats and it is the multihulls that have spread into this space. We have a whopping 38 catamarans in total sailing this year, representing 15% of the ARC ”eet. Leading the twin hull charge are French builders Lagoon, ARC farewellsPHOTO: JAMES MITCHELL/ARC RALLY

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 73 with 16 boats in the ARC … their popular 450 model being the design most frequently seen in the group. Fountaine Pajot and Outremer are also well represented in the ”eet.Ž Among the monohulls, there is the usual wide spread of types, sizes and con“gurations representing the breadth of options available to modern cruising sailors. Notable this year are Danish builder X-Yachts, whose cruising XC range is proving popular in both 42 and 45-foot versions of their aft-cockpit racer-cruisers. Per Arne Nilsen, of Norway, will be sailing his X55, Enigma VII for the “rst time in the ARC. I stopped sailing competitively after my third Olympic laser campaign in 1992,Ž explains Nilsen. After that, I have been cruising and sailing regattas in big boats. Ive never sailed the Atlantic before and I will sail with a crew of experienced X-yacht sailors.Ž Stalwart of the cruising fraternity, British builder Oyster Marine is well represented in this years ARC with 17 hulls in the ”eet, while French yards Jeanneau (18 hulls) and Beneteau (21 hulls) are topping the table. The Beneteau Oceanis 473 being the most popular design amongst the monohulls with “ve of the type sailing the rally. German brand Bavaria yachts are also popular models for ARC entrants who hail from both sides of the Atlantic. Weve island hopped in the Caribbean for a few winters after buying our Bavaria 39, Asylum in the British Virgin Islands, and then sailed her to Florida and cruised up to the Chesapeake,Ž explains Thane Paulsen, from South Dakota, USA who, with wife Brenda, will sail the ARC. In the spring of 2013 we motored Asylum onto a Dockwise Yacht Transport ship to Spain. We sailed the Mediterranean the last two summers and our dream now is to do the Milk Run as a couple. We researched our options of joining a rally for bringing Asylum home and we chose the ARC.Ž Vincent and Christine De Camaret, from France, are looking forward to sailing the ARC with their two children, The grand old lady of this years 1936 Henry Gruber designed yawl, Peter von Seestermhe regularly since 1990. Ian, Wendy and Bumble the dog from Silver SlipperPHOTO: WCC/JAMES MITCHELLThe ARC gets underwayPHOTO: WWC IGY Marina Manager Simon Bryan welcomes owner and Skipper Max Klink with a bottle of champagne as they reach the dock in Rodney Bay PHOTO: WCC/KIERAN HIGGS

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74 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 and tail this year come from Thalassa a 1976 Marieholm 32E sailed by Swedish skipper Mattias Jrleby at just 31ft long, right up to the big daddy, Leopard Mike Slades super-maxi Farr 100 design. No doubt Leopard s all Finnish crew will be hoping to capture the course record if conditions are right. At the end of a bluewater cruise such as the World ARC or the Atlantic circuit from Europe to the Caribbean and back, cruisers often sell their boats as these are too big for most European marinas,Ž explains the WCCs Wyatt. This means that we do see a lot of ARC boats again, but with new owners setting out on their offshore adventure.Ž For more information, visit: www.worldcruising.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. 14-year-old Tristan and 11-year-old Gabrielle, aboard their Bavaria 44, 44.com My husband and I both like to sail,Ž explains Christine. In 2012, we cruised the Mediterranean in Italy, Greece and Turkey. Discovering the Mediterranean by cruising and sailing was such a big success for us that we wanted to go on and discover more in the west side. We always wanted to cross the Atlantic, but not sail alone. We wanted advice, especially about the weather, and help if we had problems. Most of all we wanted our children to meet other cruising children. Our children will have school by correspondence and the four of us together in the boat gives us time to share in conversation, playing cards, studying and cooking.Ž The grand old lady of this years ”eet is Christophe von Reibntizs 1936 Henry Gruber designed yawl, Peter von Seestermhe which has been gracing the ARC regularly since 1990. Also worthy of the epithet classic is the 1973 Swan 44, Safa sailed by Hannu Korpela from Finland. Top THE ATLANTIC RALLY FOR CRUISERS Brandon from the Saint Lucia Tourist Board welcomes the Girls for Sail crew PHOTO: WCC/CLARE PENGELLY

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76 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 AVAST, YE SALTY DAWGS!BY THE EDITOR Perhaps the saltiest of all the sailing rallies, the Salty Dawg continues to grow with more boats signing up for the voyage south every fall. The Salty Dawg was the dream of cruisers Linda and Bill Knowles and thanks to their hard work the rally continues to prosper. With growth have come changes and improvements. New this year is the introduction of a membership program to help defer the cost of running the rally. There is still no fee to join the rally and everyone will receive weather routing from Chris Parker, daily chats and check-ins while on passage, and special rates at Bluewater Marine and at the Crowne Plaza in Hampton, however, membership has its privileges. Full membership costs $250 and entitles you to free moorings on arrival at the Bitter End Yacht Club until December 20th and only $20 a night compared to $35 a night for the rest of the season. Members also qualify for a free chart kit and Embassy Guide from Richardsons MapTech, discounts at Leverick Bay Resort and Marina, discounted fuel at Voyage Yachts, 15% discount at Golden Hind Chandlery in the BVI and discounts at West Marine nationwide. Crew may choose to join as a Supporting Member for $50. The Salty Dawg certainly attracts a wide age group and this years youngest is just three-years-old, while a truly salty skipper 87-years young ”ies the ”ag at the other end of the scale. Nineteen Salty Dawgs are returning to the rally for the second or third time. Linda Knowles says recommendations from past Dawgs are at the heart of the rallys success. They love the camaraderie. They like the fact that after we get to the Islands they receive a lot of support. They hang out at the BEYC and get to know each other and then when they go down Island they always meet up with other Dawgs ”ying the SDR burgee. We have been told it is like a club.Ž Past ralliers Dave and Helen Peoples, of S/V Jasmin say the rally is low key and high quality and one you will repeat over and over again. Posting online, they said: Thank you Bill and Linda for all the work, and thank you our fellow Salty Dawgs who are now part of our larger family out at sea.Ž Activities for children are a strong attraction for families. Called Salty Pups, the youngsters have activities planned for them every afternoon the week before departure.

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 77 Dawgs on the prowlThe rally gets underway on November 2nd (weather permitting) from the Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton, Virginia, to sail to the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and various other locations, making it one of the most ”exible rallies around. Although you can leave from different ports, the organizers encourage people to leave from Hampton because of the daily seminars that are held there. even Salty Dawgs can learn new things,Ž says Linda. A whole pig roast, chicken barbecue, chili cook-off and potlucks add to the fun before the start. The beauty of a rally is the support it offers, and one should never forget that the ocean can be a dangerous place. This was brought home to a couple of boats that needed assistance last year and highlighted the importance of communications between the ”eet. Last year made us realize that we are doing something right,Ž explained Linda. The communications we put in place for the ”eet while on passage with daily check-ins, and required check-ins with Dick Giddings of the Doo-Dah Net, gave the boats the assistance and support required to get help.Ž

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78 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 She added that the US Coast Guard later thanked them for helping locate the boats that needed assistance. When it comes to a social calendar the Dawg takes some beating and theres a surprise in store this year with a live performance of the sailing musical team Jared and Christel Astin, AKA Steel and Snuggs. The musicians took part in the 2013 rally and will perform on the Knowles yacht Sapphire in North Sound, Virgin Gorda. Part two of the Salty Dawg is the Spring Rally from Sopers Hole at the tip of Tortola back to the US. Boats begin to assemble in North Sound on May Day in preparation for departure on May 15. Again, a full round of social events take place before departure. For full details or to become a Salty Dawg, visit: saltydawgrally.org Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea He is and the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High For more information visit: garyebrown.net AVAST, YE SALTY DAWGS! Salty Dawg Halloween Stocking up along the way

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 81 SNIPE WESTERN HEMISPHERE & ORIENT CHAMPIONSHIPPUERTO RICO BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Puerto Rican sailors Raul Rios and crew Fernando Monllor were dubbed one-point wonders in the wake of winning the highly-competitive Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient (WHO) Championship, sailed September 8th…12th 2014 out of the San Diego Yacht Club. The two Snipe Champions Fernando Monllor (left) and Raul RiosPHOTO COURTESY RIOS FAMILY We focused on making a plan based on what we saw during the prestart routine we did every day. Then, after each start, we knew we were fast and just had to round in "

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82 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 PUERTO RICO college-age sailors earned a narrow one-point victory over the team of Luis Soubie and Diego Mini Lipszyc from Argentina after ten races in “ve days. Each race was a new one for us,Ž explains Rios, who added that water and wind conditions over the two courses ranged from ”at and shifty to big swells with breezes blowing four to 12 knots. We focused on making a plan based on what we saw during the prestart routine we did every day. Then, after each start, we knew we were fast and just had to round in the top group after the “rst mark. Our biggest successes were in our starts and speed. Thanks to college sailing, I have now worked on a few new approaches towards starting in tight spaces and being more conservative at the line.Ž This marks the third time Rios, now a junior at Boston College, has competed in this event. The “rst time was 2008, just as he aged out of Optimists, with Ernesto Rodriguez as crew. The second happened in 2010, immediately following the Central American & Caribbean Games (CAC), where Rios and crew Marco Teixidor “nished in sixth place. Rios and Monllors win at the 2014 Snipe WHO in which 43 teams from 12 countries participated, earned the Puerto Rican team a slot for the PanAmerican Games. The Pan-Ams will be held July 10th to 26th 2015, in Toronto, Canada. Receiving a slot for the Pan-American Games was our “rst goal, but we knew if we sailed well we could win it,Ž says Rios. For me the biggest thing was not getting the slot, but the way in which we got it. With good preparation this event tells us that we are on the right path towards achieving our real goal of gold in both the CAC Games this fall and the Pan Americans in 2015.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. With good preparation this event tells us that we are on the right path towards achieving our real goal of gold in both the CAC Games this fall #$%'*"

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 85 THE USVI PARALYMPIC TEAM SAIL ONUNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS BY JAN ROBINSON Sunny skies and shifty wind conditions greeted the U.S. Virgin Islands Paralympic Sailing Team as they arrived for the “rst day of racing at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron venue in Halifax. Along with 47 other teams from around the world, Team VI competed at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The host venue was a daunting challenge for the teams who were vying for the coveted spots in the three Paralympic classes: the three-person Sonar, the two-person SKUD-18 and the single-handed 2.4mR. The U.S. Virgin Island team competed in two of the three classes. Competition throughout the six-day event was stiff with 24 countries represented at the event. Forty-nine sailUSVI Team Coach (left) and Jim Kerr with USVI flag

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86 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS ors were vying for the 2.4mR title. Fourteen teams raced in the SKUD-18 ”eet and eighteen teams on the Sonar course. The top eight 2.4 mR sailors, top “ve SKUD-18 teams and top seven Sonar teams in Halifax won a place in the Paralympics for their countries. Describing the regatta as prestigious, Irelands John Twomey, President of the International Federation of Disabled Sailing (IFDS), said: We now have a number of nations that have quali“ed here in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.Ž Paralympic sailing debuted in 2000 at the Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia. The concept of a USVI team was the idea of Team Coach John Foster and Team Leader Jan Robinson. This “rst-ever USVI team quickly honed its competitive skills during 2014; “rst at the Worlds in Miami in January and then at the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic, in Newport, in June. These regattas provided great competition and gave sailors with disabilities the opportunity to improve their skills and reach personal goals through world-class coaching. Although the team was not successful in gaining one of the coveted spots in Rio; they garnered a lions share of media attention with the spotlight on Jim Kerr, the teams blind athlete. He was featured on the early and the late night news for Canadian TV and CBC television. Kerr was also interviewed by the Canadian press for stories that Team USVI (from left): Team leader Jan Robinson; Sonar sailor Jim Kerr; Coach John Foster; Sonar skipper Dave Flaherty; 2.4mR sailor Tony Sanpere; Sonar sailor Bob Blackwell and Team mascot Baxter

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 87 appeared in a variety of newspapers including the Chronicle Herald. Shortly after Halifax, Jim traveled to Wisconsin, where he competed in the Worlds Blind Match Racing in Sheboygan, sailing a Sonar with Scott Ford and Kris Scheppe. Other news from the event saw the unfortunate withdrawal of Tony Sanpere from the USVI Team, due to medical reasons. The USVI team is working hard with their eyes set “rmly on the big prize, and next year they will have another opportunity to qualify with two preliminary events: The IFDS Worlds in Miami in January followed by a return to the C. Thomas Clagett Regatta in June in Newport. The “nal Paralympic Games quali“cation regatta will be held in Melbourne, Australia in December 2015. Follow the U.S. Virgin Island Paralympic Sailing Team and CLIKE them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ USVISailing For more information, email Jan Robinson: Captjan2@ gmail.com Capt. Jan Robinson has a monthly food column in All At Sea Her Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Visit www.shiptoshore INC.com email CapJan@aol.com

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88 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 NEW OWNER FOR ST. CROIX MARINEUNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The latest buzz on the marine scene in St. Croix is the new ownership at St. Croix Marine. George Custer, who has captained megayachts around the Caribbean and world for the past three decades, including most recently the St. Croix-based 120ft Broward motor yacht, Freedom has planted some shore-side roots by purchasing the marina and boatyard. Its a perfect “t for Custer who wanted to stop living out of a sea-bag and put down roots among the resilient and positive people of St. Croix, but couldnt shake the salt water from his veins or his love of small boats both power and sail. Custer, and his team, took over the operation in a hands-on customer-friendly way on July 1st. The team at St. Croix Marine

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 91 TEL +34 952 476 090 FAX +34 952 471 498 www.EdwardWilliam.com As marine specialists, we can arrange insurance for Comprehensive cover with no hidden conditions and insurance is not normally subject to a survey. Survey Not Normally Required Any Boat Any Use Personal Belongings Equipment Cover No Claims Discounts Contact us today for a tailormade quote or click to our web site and complete the proposal form. Any Craft, Any Use, Any Age, Anywhere! Boat Insurance d When Visibility is Critical,Trust Speich AER Marine Supply Davie, Florida USAT Speich windshield wiper and washer systems are ruggedly built for reliable performance in the demanding marine environment. Now available exclusively in the U.S. through AER Marine Supply. Photo courtesy of Safehaven Marine. Speich designed and patented the “rst Clear View screens in 1938. Im proud to say that since taking over we have completed all jobs on time and on budget and that no one has left unhappy. In fact, the buzz around here from boat owners is pretty ecstatic,Ž says Custer. St. Croix Marine, located in Gallows Bay adjacent to the town of Christiansted and bordering Christiansted Harbor, offers 44 wet slips. The marina is capable of docking yachts up to 150ft, but in general caters to small boats. Theres gasoline and diesel available, haul and launch services, a restaurant, shower facilities and an on-site chandlery, which is stocked with parts and supplies as well as serving as the sales and service dealers for name brands like Mercury, Evinrude and Honda. The full-service boatyard has a 60-ton Travelift capable of lifting monohulls and catamarans up to a 25ft beam. Welding, “berglass, painting and carpentry are just some of the services provided by well-trained and experienced marine technicians. Our yard manager and shipwright is Judd Tinius who owns the 115-year-old wooden yacht Galatea ,Ž Custer says. Were looking at starting resto-mod work. In other words, take classic power boats and small pedigree sailboats and retro“t them with new and green technology while maintaining the traditional look and sea-keeping ability.Ž Custer has also introduced special offers such as a free haul out with bottom painting jobs and is putting together a space and system for DIY projects. Theres no question hes a proactive owner. After all, Custer is frequently out in the yard, his of“ce door is open and he even has a well-smudged computer keyboard to show for his hands-on style! For information, visit: www.stcroixmarine.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS Custer has also introduced special offers such as a free haul out with bottom painting jobs and is putting together a space and system for DIY projects.

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92 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 GOLDEN HIND CHANDLERIES: BUILDING RIBS FOR THE CARIBBEANBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS BY THE EDITOR Theres hardly a yacht sailing the Caribbean that doesnt use an in”atable or RIB as a tender. In”atables are a boats workhorse, a ”oating truck that is used for everything from taking guests to dinner ashore or diving parties out to the reef, shopping trips, running out an anchor, and tug boat duty. In”atables have evolved over the years from the black Avon Red Crests much loved by cruising boats of the 1980s to the gleaming high-powered RIBs of today. Conditions in the Caribbean are hard on in”atables but Golden Hind Chandleries Ltd., in Road Town, Tortola has come up with a solution. We needed to be able to deal directly with the factory and use our extensive knowledge of the requirements of the industry in the harsh climate of the Caribbean to produce a range of boats that would per-

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94 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS form in our market and meet our clients expectations,Ž said Ramiz Abuhaydar, managing director of Golden Hind. And thats what the company did by importing quality in”atable boats built to their own speci“cations. The dinghies we carry are our line and Limin is our own brand a bit of island ”avor,Ž said Ramiz. The boats are made with European Hypalon and valves, and vacuum formed foam core hulls. Golden Hind carry a large range of sizes including 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14-foot open RIBS, and 14, 15 and 18-foot Centre Console RIBS. They also have 19 and 22-foot luxury RIBs and a 25-foot “shing boat. The 22-foot RIB takes a 200hp engine. We also carry a range of trailers and outboards for the complete range,Ž notes Ramiz. The RIBs come with a 60-month warranty on the Hypalon and a 12-month warranty on the boat itself. Golden Hind is able to supply a fully commissioned RIB with either an engine supplied by us or with an engine provided by the customer,Ž says Ramiz. He adds, We also have on-site a technical specialist, with extensive knowledge of boating and experience of the industry, available to assist and advise clients with any problem they may have.Ž Established in 1967 by a couple of boating enthusiasts, Golden Hind is one of the oldest marine supply stores in the Caribbean. Golden Hind later merged with Tortola Yacht Services to form a full service boat yard. In the late 1970s TYS and Golden Hind moved to their present location on Wickhams Cay II. The company recently increased their warehousing by 5,000 square feet to allow them to offer more products from stock. To facilitate growth, Ramiz says they may be looking for larger premises in the future. For more information, Tel: 1-284 494 7749 Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea He is and the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High For more information visit: garyebrown.net

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96 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 DUFF BAGS BACK TO SCHOOL REGATTABRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS PHOTOS AND STORY BY TODD VANSICKLE As the second day of the Back to School Regatta got under way, Royal BVI Yacht Club Race Coach Rob Lind shouted instructions from his ten-foot dinghy to several youth sailors. Lets play rabbit,Ž he shouted. Rayne [Duff] you be the rabbit.Ž In choppy and windy conditions, seven BVI sailors lined up as if they were about to start a race. Instead, they were doing a practice drill to improve their up-wind sailing. The BVI coachs drill helped the team pull off the top spot during the annual RBVIYC Back to School Regatta on September 20-21 at Nanny Cay, Tortola. If you have a good start; it sets the tone for the rest of the race,Ž Lind said. The overall winner was Rayne Duff of Tortola, followed by St. Thomas sailors Teddy Nicolosi and Chris Sharpless. Thad Lettsome, of the BVI, took fourth. The two-day regatta featured 35 Optimist sailors competing on two different courses. Rayne Duff sails to victor in the Back to School Regatta Sailors head down wind

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98 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 Le Phare Bleu Marina & Holiday Resort60 slips for boats up to 120 feet and 15 draft port of entry -showers, lounge, pool, two restaurants & bars fuel & gasoline minimarket, car rental, laundryPetite Calivigny Bay, St. Georges, Grenada W.I. POS 120011N / 614329WVHF CH 16 !" phone 473 444 2400 www.lepharebleu.com BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS The Green Fleet was won by Gillian Perrell, who was followed by Max Van Den Driessche and Anya Reshetiloff. In between races, several BVI sailors rafted up to their coachs dinghy and discussed strategy. My goal is to beat Rayne and Teddy,Ž Thad [Lettsome] said. They are doing really well.Ž Lind said the 10 to 14 knots of wind were ideal for Thad „ a bigger sailor. The regatta would be his last at home as an Optimist sailor. However, he now plans to compete in the Laser class. As the coach continued to give advice to his youth sailors, Rayne took time to eat a homemade chocolate-peanut butter energy snack. He was thinking about how to tackle the wind shifts in the next race. I am having trouble coming up with a plan,Ž Rayne said. It was his “fth time competing in the Back to School Regatta and possibly his best performance. He “nished with six bullets and four second-place “nishes to win the regatta. Around 12:30pm on the last day of the regatta, sailors of all ages aboard various boats, including Optimists, Lasers and IC24s, competed in the Barts Bash race in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest multi-venue sailing race. The race was held in memory of Andrew Bart Simpson, an Americas Cup sailor who died during a practice session in San Francisco earlier this year. He was one of us,Ž Lind said, who took part in the Barts Bash aboard a Laser. Its a great way to pay tribute to him.Ž Unfortunately, the BVI attempt fell short by two sailors to be counted as part of the record-breaking event. Most of the youth sailors will now compete at the Columbus Day Regatta in October in St. Thomas. In November, two BVI sailors will compete at Worlds in Argentina. Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands.

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100 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 CHRISTMAS CARIBBEAN RALLYANTIGUA BY THE EDITOR What better place to enjoy Christmas than in the Caribbean where the sun shines and the sand on the beach is as white as snow? The second annual Christmas Caribbean Rally leaves Lanzarote on Sunday December 14th bound across the Atlantic to the historic island of Antigua. The event is organized by UK-based Sailing Rallies who run several European rallies throughout the year. From the beginning, the comChristmas Day on Southern Child pany realized that they faced strong competition from the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) but the ARCs November start date made it dif“cult for some would-be ralliers to take part and the Christmas Caribbean Rally was born. The timing is everything as many cant get time off from work to go in November,Ž explains Mikaela Meik of Sailing Rallies. Although only in its second year numbers are up and the

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102 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 ANTIGUA for the Med “nish in Horta. Leg two (1250nm) takes the boats to Falmouth to enjoy the Falmouth Classics Regatta and leaves enough time for them to reach the Solent for the Round the Island Race on June 27th. Unlike other long distance rallies, the CCR encourages small boats to take part by lowering the minimum LOA to 21ft (6.4m). This opens up ocean rallying to sailors with a seaworthy boat and a limited budget who are usually excluded from such events. However, all yachts under 30ft should contact the organizers prior to booking and a decision to take part will depend on the yachts suitability and preparedness for an extended ocean passage. The CCR, with its warm, fun and intimate atmosphere, will attract more boats every year and already boats that took part in other events organized by Sailing Rallies, delighted with the way they are run, are making plans to join the CCR. Having completed the “rst edition of the rally we only have words of thanks to the team responsible for the organization,Ž says the skipper of Tjula a Barracuda 50. He added that from the minute they signed up it was spectacular with every detail taken care of throughout many memorable moments. Activities, drinks, dinner with all participants always under the watchful eye of Mikaela and John (Simpson) who joined us at all times making us feel like family and enjoying every moment. Laughter and good times. Summary: Spectacular. Embrace.Ž For full details, visit: www.sailingrallies.com Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea He is and the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High For more information visit: garyebrown.net Tjula celebrate their arrival in Antigua Antigua, here we come Blue skies over the marina in Lanzarote

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108 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 CaribbeanSeaC uraao Bonaire Aruba Montserrat U. S Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Anguilla S t.Maarten/ S t.Martin S t.Barthelemy Guadeloupe Tobago Trinidad S t. Vincent & Bequia The Grenadines S t. Lucia S t. Kitts & Nevis Martinique Grenada Dominic a Barbados Barbuda AntiguaC olombiaPuerto Rico Jamaica Haiti Dominican RepublicVenezuelaC arriacou Marie-Galante S t. Eustatius 2 1 3 5 4 2 TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. Spectacular 5 BR beachfront villa located within the Parkers Estate Trunk Bay development. Two pavilions are connected by a central walkway & in“nity pool. Contemporary European design with high ceilings, fully-equipped kitchen & large living with entertainment area. Surrounded by beautifully manicured lush tropical gardens. Automatic back-up generator runs the entire home in the event of a power outage. Price: USD $5,300,000 CHRIS SMITH, Coldwell Banker BVI chris@coldwellbankerbvi.com www.coldwellbankerbvi.com Cell: (284) 340-3000 | Of“ce: (284) 495-3000 1 RINCON, PUERTO RICO. Overlooking the Rincon lighthouse & Desecheo Island, this studio condo has some of the best views available in town. The “rst ”oor is 352.5sq. ft. & opens directly to the view. Keep the unit private or use the condos vacation rental service. Monthly home owners association fee is $152.62. Price: USD $79,000 GREGORY FINK, Island West Properties g“nk5@gmail.com | www.islandwestsales.com Cell: (787) 823-2323 | Of“ce: (787) 823-2323 To display your Real Estate in All At Sea contact advertising@allatsea.net ISLAND REAL ESTATEWaterfront Property ISLAND REAL ESTATE

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 109 SIMPSON BAY, ST. MAARTEN. Located directly on protective waters, this property consists of three separate homes perfect for a very high rate of return on investment. The top level includes 2 BR/2.5 BA, the midlevel home is a 1 BR/1 BA with private pool & the lower level occupies 2 ”oors: 2 BR upstairs with kitchen, living & dining area on the waterfront level. A 62-ft. boat dock extends into the lagoon. A 2-car garage & woodworking shop is also included. Price USD $995,000 RODGER BOUTELLE, Paradise Found Real Estate Rodger@ParadiseFoundSXM.com www.ParadiseFoundSXM.com Cell: (721) 587-5555 3 5 SEATONS, ANTIGUA. Waterfront land & island in Mercers Creek Bay. A 13-acre peninsula is available all or in part on the northeast coast in a protected bay with depths in some parts up to 12-ft to accommodate largersized vessels. Laviscount Island, a beautiful 7-acre island right across from the peninsula, is also for sale. Motivated owner. Price Peninsula: USD $650,000 per acre; 2-acre minimum. Price Island: USD $4,500,000 MICHAEL WESTCOTT, Executive Realty Westcott@candw.ag Cell: (268) 727-8385 | Of“ce: (268) 461-7207 4 FORT JEUDY, GRENADA. Beautiful 2 BR/2 BA waterfront property situated in a prime residential development along the southern coast of Grenada. This 2,152-sq. ft. townhouse is one of two units that share a swimming pool and well maintained garden on 26,794sq. ft. of land. Features include living areas open to cool sea breezes & a small beach within walking distance. Located 10 minutes from the International Airport & 5 minutes from Le Phare Bleu Marina. Price: USD $400,000 Terra Caribbean infogd@terracaribbean.com www.terracaribbean.com/grenada Of“ce: (473) 439 3993 MR. VAZQUEZ: 787.753.1983 / 787.630.5300FOR SALE: 2,000 Sq. MTS Waterfront Lot with Dock CULEBRA, PR COMPLIMENTARY2014 Marine Services Listings Onlinewww.“rstmateonline.comSearch: by Location by Company by Category

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Check out www.littleships.com for more details on these listings and others! Spindrift 43 Pilot House. Bullet proof cruising machine $120K Lying St Martin 1990 Tayana 52 Darling Blue $230K absolutely spic and span and ready to goƒ 2009 Fountaine Pajot Orana Lying BVI 260K Euro NAUTA 70 Glorious machine in impeccable condition 1990 72 ft Aluminum ketch. World girdler. Circumnavigation ready. $585K offers. 2010 Voyage 50 OWNERS VERSION Immaculate and Fully loaded $795K Offers. 1997 Dufour 41 Classic. Fully rigged for Blue water Cruising Offers. 56 ft Stealth Power Cat. One owner, never chartered. Glorious luxury & stunning speed. $825K Lagoon 50 2007 Glorious owners version all the bells and whistles $599K 48 ft. Spronk Machine! You have never seen anything like this in your life before. P.O.A. Whistock 62. Awesome superyacht-to-be, Needs final finishing. $259K 1990 Amel Super Maraumu Ready to go: $249K Marquises 56 Phasing out of charter soon. $425K 2002 Beneteau 42 Centre Cockpit. Sailaway condition! $149K Tayana 42. Fully blue water capable and currently liveaboard. $85K Offers! 1992 Sovereign 54. Possibly the most elegant and beautiful boat around $395K 2011 Fountaine Pajot Salina 48. Lying BVI 475K Euro. 1995 Freedom 40. Very clean. Offers! 36 FT. Jaguar. Clean and ready to go. $175K Offersƒ 2008 Lagoon S2 Premium Immaculate and sail away $245K 1980 Pearson 365. Cruise ready! 1984 CSY 44 Cutter. Deep Draft Version. Everything new $58K Offers! Beneteau 331 Spotless Never chartered. 1999 Leopard 45 Excellent blue water Sailaway condition. Offers! 1997 Bavaria 46e Owners version. W/maker, genset, bow thruster. Beautiful. Offers! END OF DAYS FLOATING CITY. El Zorro is back! POA CT 41 KETCH. Deceased Estate Offers 2000 Bavaria 38. Clean and ready to go liveaboard. $75K Offers!! Macgregor 65. Awesome machineƒ best condition ever Offers! 2007 maxim Owners version. One owner See website for details. Bahia Maestro Owners version $299K 2006 Lagoon 440 Owners version. Never chartered. Pristine $450K Hans Christian Telstar 38 Circumnavigation ready $99K Offers 2001 maxim 38 owners version Really clean $215K Morgan Catalina 1997 clean and cruise ready Tel: + 1 721 553 4475 Tony@littleships.com St Martin F.W.I. Anguilla

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116 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 BROKERAGE $38,500 40 Hunter Legend 1986Contact TXJimmie1@aol.com832 9325070 713 8187701 GALVESTON BAY, TEXAS 2012 BAVARIA 40 CRUISER for salePlease contact : Marintek@gmail.com Price: EUR 129,000 (US$179,400) MARINE CENTREwww.paradiseboats.com USED BOATS & ENGINES FOR SALE WHALER 10 150 Montauk 06 190 Outrage 11 280 Outrage (low hours like new) 05 270 Outrage 06 305 Conquest (low hours) 08 320 Outrage (like new) 12 370 Outrage (low hours) SEARAY 11 18 Bowrider 1/0 11 24 Sundeck 08 26 Sun dancer 09 31 Sudancer 05 34 Sundancer 09 27 Sundeck SLX 05 29 Sundeck SLX MERCURY USED/REman 60hp 2 stroke 50 hours 150 Opti. Pair 150 hours 7.4L long block new reman 2013 Quicksilver 280 Dynamic Rib HUGE SAVINGS! Email for more details and images. Old Parham Road / Jolly Harbor Tel: 268-462-5760 / 562-7125 Email: paradise@candw.ag SELL YOUR BOAT HERE!Starting at just $50/monthadvertising@allatsea.net

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118 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 OWN A WINNER! Super Mumm 36 High Tension For SaleSUCCESSFUL CARIBBEAN RACEBOAT In 2014 alone, ten trophies and seven cases of Rum were won, including CSAs coveted Travellers Trophy, and Overall Winner in Antiguas RTI, 1st Class Div A, winner of Most competitive Class, Best Antigua, and Best Caribbean Yacht. Email Bernie at hightensionca@gmail.com for more information ASKING PRICE $70K For Sale by Owner: TOMAS CESPEDES Located at Bahia Sur #8 Harbor Rd. Palmas del Mar Humacao, PR; Hull material-“berglass; Twin Diesel 6V92TAHP 550 with 1,390 original hours; Salon, Master stateroom, Guest stateroom, Fly bridge, Gallery, Two heads; Fuel 546 Gallons; Water 160 Gallons; Draft 36Ž Beam 1411Ž; Cruising 18-21 Max 25. Like New $190K ALSO AVAILABLE: A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY Lot with approximately 215 sq meters with 44 x 25 ship sleep. With light & water facilities installed at Palmas Del Mar Luxury Resort For Sale or Rent Featured Boat of the MonthOf“ce: 1(284) 494 0054 Cell: 1(284) 542 0591 info@123hulls.comwww.123hulls.com Looking for a high performance catamaran?? Dont Shangri-La Alex Simonis Dry weight … 24tons High performance Race Luxuriously Two Three Two Hydraulic Dinghy Crane Refurbished and updated Motivated Looking for the ultimate ocean steel liveaboard cruiser?Look no further!! $111,000Can make money with!!www.dutchlove.com CUSTOM HERMANSON 44 With trailer for easy shipping (owner can arrange) Many extras, St. Maarten based, for info paul@lagoon-marina.com CORSAIR 36 CORSAIR 3 6 A good opportunity to get one for a good price, just reduced again to USD 179,000 REFURBISHED & UPDATED: plumbing, electrical system, and rigging. Awlgripped, Universal Diesel M35 rebuilt 444 hrs, radar, 3 battery banks, chart plotter, below deck auto pilot, electric windlass. $80,500MAKE OFFERS REFURBISHED&UPDATED: (MA) 1988 NONSUCH 30 ULTRAOwner 617-233-1105 nonsuchforsale@comcast.net Trawler DeFever 41 CONTACT: ricardohurst@yahoo.com787 644 7603 Rebuilt in 2012, new rigging, interior redone, updated electronic equipment & lots more. This beauty completely built in teak still needs some attention, hence the price. No engine. Lying in Trinidad, email tonjemortensen@hotmail.com for info and pics. U$30,000 Rebuiltin2012newrigginginterior 1964 CHEOY LEE SLOOP, ROBBS DESIGN 35 FT Lubbe-Voss 42. Designed by Sparkman & Stevens.Steel. Recent rig and sails. Lots of cruising gear. Great ocean sailing boat. Lying in St Maarten. USD 50 000 neg Contact: swart_a@yahoo.com. For Sale: Subscribe toALL AT SEA www.allatsea.net subscribe@allatsea.netU.S. Subscriber12 issues $29.95Canada Subscriber12 issues $39.95Non-U.S./Canada Subscriber12 issues $64.95 Read what you love...all the time, any time! BROKERAGE

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NOVEMBER 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 127 TradeWinds is looking for:In3the3form3of3a3Captain3and3a3Jostess5Chef3…3Team63 for3liveKaboard3Catamaran3chartersB [oin3the3lifestyle3of3a3fun3\3outgoing3company3in3the3 Caribbean3IslandsBCaptain3with3RYA3Yacht3Master3Off3Shore3]or3equivalent^3 Chef5Jostess3with3an3interest3in3cooking3with3a3basic3 understanding3of3culinary3skills "_`{%Chef5Jostess^ We3offer3full3training3onKsite3in3the3CaribbeanB This3is3a3F|N3job3with3great3earning3potentialB3If3you3are3self3 motivated3and3have3a3positive3outlook3on3life63this3could3be3 (%2.." #$%SXM3telephone +1721-553 0215 or +1721-588 3396 Alternatively3send3an3email3with3your3CV3}3photo3to~3 crew@tradewindscruiseclub.com www.trade-winds.com CREWFULL TIME + RELIEF COMPLIMENTARY2014 www.“rstmateonline.comSearch by: Location Company Category THE CARIBBEANS MARINE SERVICE DIRECTORY Please send an introductory email along with your rsum to: garry@trade-winds.com 15 Yea r s TradeWinds is a successful yacht chartering company with a dierence. We operate traditional weekly crewed charters as well as a Private Members Club which oers its guests an all-Inclusive, fully crewed week-long vacation. TradeWinds operates in destinations across the world but its main activities are located in the Caribbean, and we are now looking to hire a Marketing Manager to join our growing team. As Marketing Manager you will be responsible for marketing online services in order to attract new clients to our Rental Charter division. The goal of the position is to generate sucient quality and quantity of leads to attract vacationers to experience a TradeWinds charter. You will need to have commercial ability, creative air and a focus on delivering results. A pro-active, team-focused work ethic is essential. You will be expected to take a multi-channel marketing approach across email, social media, digital media and SEO, building partnerships, direct mail, PR, advertising and events, which are all designed to drive and deliver results. If you are a Marketing Professional with experience in the leisure or yacht chartering industry and looking to join a successful and exciting growing business, contact us for full details! TradeWinds is looking for a Marketing ManagerExplore. Dream. Discover. Dock Space Employment Opportunity Employment Opportunity Boat Gear / Parts SAILBOAT CAPTAINS needed3 |SA3licensed3min39:3Gt3MASTER3 for3day3charter3operation3in3 Miami63FL3on3callŽ3position3all3 year3around3More3online3K3wwwB MiamiSailingBnet5careers MACHINIST 3needed3with3TechK nical3Certificate63able3to3read3 technical3drawings63machine3parts3 on3lathes3and3milling3machines63 disassemble3and3measure3parts3 for3repair3and3replacementB3 Unowledge3of3CNC3advantageousB3 Fluent3English3requiredB3Contact3 infofkgKmarineKriggingBcomB MARINE SERVICE TECHNICIAN 3required3with3Mercruiser3 CertificationB3Must3have3a3miniK mum3of393years3experience3with3 inboard3engines63stern3drives3and3 gas3Mercury3outboardsB3Fluent3 in3EnglishB3Hased3in3HermudaB3 Please3submit3your3resume3to3 hrontruBbm 30+ BAGS OF USED SAILS 3 3 ]Hargains^3Galveston3Hay63TexasB3 Email3TX[immie?aolBcom3for3 size3and3priceB3]<>8^3;>8K9:=:3 ]=?>^39< CLASSIFIEDSCREW WANTED: 3Captain3 required3for3?::3passenger3and3 ?9:3passenger3motor3vessels€3 Captain3for3@:ft34:3passenger3 sailing3catamaran€3Marine3engiK neer3with3MT|3in3depth3knowlK edgeB3Hased3in3Virgin3IslandsB3 Contact3inforomascogroupBcom

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128 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2014 Some simple, delicious, and nutritious dishes for Thanksgiving! Just change the quantities based on the amount of people that turn up. COCONUT CURRY LENTIL SOUP WITH KALE Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 40 minutes. Serves: 4 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp “nely grated fresh ginger 2 tbsp tomato paste or ketchup 3 tbsp curry powder tsp hot red pepper ”akes In a large heavy bottom saucepan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat and stir-fry the onion, garlic and ginger until the onion is translucent, about two minutes. Add the tomato paste (or ketchup), curry powder, and red pepper ”akes and cook for another minute. Add the vegetable broth, coconut milk, diced tomatoes and lentils. Cover and bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes; until the lentils are very tender. Season with salt and pepper. Just before serving; stir in lemon juice and kale or spinach. NOTE: Not necessary to soak lentils, but I like to rinse them and soak them for a few hours or overnight. NOTE: Soup may be made ahead, cooled, frozen in airtight containers and re-heated over medium…low heat. SPICED MASHED SWEET POTATOES Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Serves: 4 6 sweet potatoes 1 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp cinnamon Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Add to a pot of boiling water and boil until just tender. Drain and place in a large bowl; mash until desired consistency is reached. Add cinnamon, cumin, and milk. Mix all together and serve while warm. MAPLE CINNAMON ROASTED VEGETABLES Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 25 minutes. Serves: 4 Chopped vegetables (parsnips, Brussel sprouts, carrots, potatoes, squash etc.) Preheat oven to 400F. Place all vegetables in a large bowl. Add a drizzle of maple syrup, just enough to coat the vegetables; sprinkle with cinnamon. Turn vegetables into a baking dish and roast about 25 minutes. CRANBERRY CINNAMON APPLE BAKED BRIE (Not exactly healthy, but delicious) Prep time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes. Serves: 8 1 wheel of brie cup dried cranberries 1 apple, cored and chopped Preheat oven to 350F. Take the wheel of brie and place it on a nonstick tray or a sprayed piece of aluminum foil. Add the dried cranberries and chopped apple on top, followed by the cinnamon and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes, until apples soft and cheese warmed. Serve with your favorite crackers. cup skim milk (or dairy substitute) Pure maple syrup Cinnamon 1 tbsp cinnamon tsp brown sugar 5 cups vegetable broth 1 (13.5oz) can coconut milk 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes 1.5 cups dry red lentils Juice of 1 fresh lemon Salt and pepper to taste 4 handfuls of chopped kale or spinach GARNISH: Chopped cilantro, optional THANKSGIVING WITH A TOUCH OF SPICETHE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSON