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8 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 A lmost two months have gone by since the islands of the Caribbean were hit by two Category 5 hur ricanes. Irma and Maria, the gruesome twosome, smashed into the northern Leeward Islands leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Homes were wrecked, boats sunk, infrastructure smashed. My wife and I experienced the eye of Hurricane Irma, hunkered down in our shower room with a Golden Doodle and two cats while the shrieking witch did her damndest to tear off the roof. It could have been worse, we might have been on the boat but fortunately the boat was in the yard, although at the time we had no idea if she was smashed or not and it was two weeks before I could nd out, and three weeks before I could get to her. Looking out after the storm we were met with a sight I will never forget, a sight that left us dazed and in shock. But that was then. It would be easy to dwell on the damage and there are a million stories I could tell. Some would mention heroes, others, villains, but for those of us who make our homes in the islands the story that must be told is one of recovery. Just 24 hours after the storm moved on the tiny birds returned, the cats and kittens that roam the gardens of our apartment complex, that surely must be lost, reappeared, and the iguanas were out soaking up the sun. Mother Nature began healing the island and it wasnt long before the hand of man took a turn. Slow at rst, the recovery picked up and within a month the difference was astounding. Our job at All At Sea is to continue to support and promote the islands the best way we know how. Now, more than ever, we need to focus on the positive. The Caribbean is still beautiful and, even more important, it is open for business. With help from bases in the southern Caribbean, which were undamaged by the two storms, the charter eets of the northern islands such as the BVI, USVI, and St. Maarten are coming back on line. Although some megayachts might have to adjust their itiner ary a little this season, they are coming back. Just about every Caribbean regatta reports business as usualHeineken, Caribbean 600, Antigua Sailing Week, BVI Spring Regatta, will all Gary E. Brown, Editor See you on the water! THERE C A ME A M IGH T Y WINDEDITORS LOGLike us on Follow us on Twitter go ahead and their rallying cry is Well be better than ever! The rallies are still sailing to the islands, bringing thousands of people from Europe and the US to enjoy what is, and always will be, one of the nest and most beautiful cruising and rac ing locations in the world. s vital for the economy of the northern islands that the marine industry rebuilds and that they do it quickly. Yachts and yachting support a huge workforce, decent, hardworking, highly skilled people, and we owe it to them to get the industry back on its feet. Following the storms many people were quick to donate to relief funds, it was admirable and the islands are forever grateful. However, if you really want to make a difference then bring your boat to the islands, visit the resorts, dont cancel your vacations because of a little sawing and hammering. Enjoy the islands for their hospitality, blue seas, warm trade winds, cold beer and famously infamous rum punch, none of this has changed. The spirit of the Caribbean is strong, her people resilient, friendly and welcoming and it takes more than a storm to destroy that. We hope you enjoy this edition of All At Sea we think its rather special: Atlantic rowers, Rallies to the Caribbean; yacht racing in Aruba and Grenada; a trek through the rainforest of the Spice Island; instructions on how to t a watermaker on a small boat, and the joys of sailing at night In our islands section Julian Putley takes a look at Irma and Maria in the BVI, and you can nd his storm lashed account on page 56. EV E RY MONTH, Gary records a podcast of his Column. Listen online or download from or audiovideo.html The spirit of the Caribbean is strong, her people resilient, friendly and welcoming and it takes more than a storm to destroy that.


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10 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017CARIBB E AN H URRI C AN E S: FAC T AND FI C TION There is a growing misconception that the Caribbean has been decimated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. It was not. A few islands at its Northeastern cornerprimarily Barbuda, Sint Maarten, St. Barts, Anguilla, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Tortola, St. John, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and Cubadid, indeed, suffer. However, most islands south of Barbudathats Antigua, Statia, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Lucia, Martinique, St. Vincent, Bequia, the Grenadines, and Grenada were relatively untouched. I write these words from Mount Hartman Bay in Grenadawe didnt even get any rain from Hurricane Irma. The sun never went awayit was a perfect sailing afternoon here, while Barbuda was getting hammered. Thus, saying Dont go to the Caribbean, its been whacked, is like saying, Dont sail the Chesapeake, thers a gale in Maine. Another thing to bear in mind is that one of the reasons that the Caribbean chartering industry is so perfect for the local economies of the Lesser Antilles is precisely because it is so mobile. True, the posh mega-resorts on Sint Maarten wont reopen soon, but there are already arrangements being made to send unscathed bareboat charter vessels from Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Grenada to Sint Maarten and the Vir gins to ll in for their decimated eet. The fully crewed scene is even more responsivewith mar ginally-protable vessels that intended to charter elsewhere, already considering coming southward. In many ways, the charter and recreational eets of the Lesser Antilles will be the rst to recoverwith their independent power generation and their ability to make their own fresh water. If thers a silver-lining to the dark cloud of the hurricanes aftermath, its that the four hardest hit groupsthe Dutch, British, French, and American islandsrapidly had boots on the ground. The marine industry has undeniably taken a hit, but it will be the rst to spring back. All the yards, yard workers, insurance agents, surveyors, shipwrights, berglass repairmen, diesel mechanics, and gen/set troubleshooters will be busy/busy/busy. A LE TT ER FROM C A PN FATT Y G OODLA NDERL E TT E R TO T HE E DITORWas there some spasmodic looting, particularly in Sint Maarten? Yes, there was. But there has not been, as far as I know, one single act of violence related to Irma. Generally speaking, West Indians are very peaceful and tolerantwhich is why I chose to raise my daughter here. In nearly four decades of headquarter ing out the Lesser Antilles, I have not seen one single act of violence by any West Indian ever, for any reason. I was born on Englewood Avenue on the southside of the Chicagothese islands are, comparatively, a safe and crimefree Eden. Another advantage the Lesser Antilles has post-Irma is that 99% of our visitors are not here for our infrastructure but rather our nature. While Irma might have damaged our airports, buildings, and our land-based communications systemsit didnt wipe the smiles off our faces. The sail to Jost Van Dyke was just as lovely the day after Irma as it was the day before. The same can be said for beam-reaching to Anegada, or cracking sheets and running off to Culebra or running southward from trendy English Harbour in Antigua to lush Grenada or Calypso-kissed Trinidad, and beyond. Those huge lobsters hiding under the ledges of Anegada havent the foggiest there was a hurricaneit is business as usual for them. Ditto the local shthey are still as tasty and fresh as ever. In fact, the 2017/2018 season might be the best time to char ternot only because of low prices but because of empty harbors and deserted dive sites. The very best reason to visit the northeastern Lesser Antilles post-Irma is to see how our polyglot community works to gether in peace and harmony. After three circumnavigations, I can live anywhere I want on this planet. I choose to live in the Lesser Antilles because it af fords me the highest quality of life imaginableas an American sailor, husband, father, and grandfather. Yes, Irma and Maria were category ve storms but dont wor rywere a category six people! Captain Fatty, Mt. Hartman Bay, Grenada, September 18 2017


12 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 COVER SHOT: World ARC ... | Photo courtesy of 44 32 CA P TAINS & CRE W Sailing at Night Part 1: Dont Be Afraid of the Dark36 TEC HNI C AL T I P S & T RI C KS Watermaker on a Small Boat: It Cant Be Modular Enough!40 W OM E N AT THE HE LM For Women Who Would Like to Take the Helm44 S AILORS IN TH E N E WS Rally Proles: Bill and Linda Knowles Continued on page 14 NO V EM B ER 2017 T he Caribbeans Waterfront MagazineDEPARTM ENTS 8 EDITORS L OG 10 LE TT E R TO TH E E DITOR 16 W H E R E IN TH E W ORLD? 18 CARIBB E AN NE WS 21 EV E NT CAL E NDAR 22 S AILING H UMOR Garbage and Trash Sailing with Charlie: Boatshows 28 RA C ING C IR C UIT Galatea Tops Round Grenada Regatta R ESOUR C ES 86 I SLAND RE AL ESTATE G UID E 89 CARIBB E AN B ROK E RAG E 98 MARK E T P LA CE 106 S P ONSOR DIR EC TORY 108 T H E DISH Farm to Table or Freezer to Table! FEATURE 48 2017 F ALL CARIBB E AN RALLY R OUNDUP


14 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN16 MA P 56 B RITISH V IRGIN I SLANDS Hurricane Irma, Sage Mountain, Tortola, BVI64 ANTIGUA Team Antigua Trains for Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge 70 G R E NADA Hiking Grenadas Rainforests Publisher: CHRIS KE NNAN Editorial D irector: G ARY B ROWN A rt D irector: A MY K LIN E DINST A dvertising I nquiries: (410) 929-2248 Client R elations: N I C OL E KE NNAN A ccounting, S ubscriptions: 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 78 A RUBA Dash Wins Racing: Aruba International Regatta Earns Gold ISLAN D EVENTS & I NTERESTS70 NEXT MONTH IN ALL AT SEA : Our guide to the best of Caribbean Kayaking NOVE MB E R 2017 R ESOUR C ES 82 CARIBB E AN M ARINAS 84 CARIBB E AN B OATYARDS 85 S OUTH E AST U.S. MARINAS & B OATYARDSPHOTOS BY R OSIE B URR


16 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 Caribb ea nS ea G ulf of Me xic o At lantic Oc ea n Bahamas Curaao Bonaire Arub a Turks & Caicos Island s Great Inagua Island Ma yaguana Island Rum Ca y Sa nS alv ador Ca tI sland Eleuther aI sland Abac oI sland New Pr ovidenc e Andros Island Grand Bahama I. Crooke dI sland L ong Island L ong Ca y Great Exuma Ac k lins Island Grand Cayman Little Cayman Cayman Brac Cayman Island s Montserrat U.S. Virgin Island s British Virgin Island s Anguilla St .M aa rt en/St. Mar tin St .B ar thele my Guadeloup e Cayo sM is ki to s Archipielago de Bocas del To ro Tobag o Trinidad St. Vincent & Bequia The Grenadines St. Luci a St. Kitts & Nevis Martiniqu e Grenad a Dominic a Barbado s Barbud a Antigua C olombia Puerto Ric o Panama Nicaragu a Jamaic a Hait i Dominican Republi c Cuba F lorida, USA Costa Rica Ve nezuela Carriacou Marie-Galante St. Eustatius Saba I S LAND E V EN T S & I N T ERES T S ALL AT SE A S Caribbean Coverage W HERE IN T HE W ORL D? Congratulations P at and P atrick and thanks for reading A LL AT S E A COOL C USTOM E RS All At Sea readers have taken the magazine to many cool places but I think Pat and Patrick Carney might top them all. This is Pat on a recent visit to the Qooroq Ice Fjord and surrounding fjords in Southern Greenland. Pat notes the glacier in the Qooroq fjord calves about 200,000 tons of icebergs on a daily basis ranging in color from pure white to a stunning, stunning blue. s quite different sampling 1000 year old ice with your gin and tonic ... said Pat raising a glass to her Greenland adventure and the Caribbeans favorite waterfront magazine. Send us a high-resolution picture of you reading All At Sea along with a description of when and where it was taken, and you may win a free subscription. We will select one winner a month. Please send images & your information to: or mail to: 382 N E 191st S treet #32381, M iami, F lorida, 33179-3899. We going to need more gin!


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 17 Caribb ea nS ea G ulf of Me xic o At lantic Oc ea n Bahamas Curaao Bonaire Arub a Turks & Caicos Island s Great Inagua Island Ma yaguana Island Rum Ca y Sa nS alv ador Ca tI sland Eleuther aI sland Abac oI sland New Pr ovidenc e Andros Island Grand Bahama I. Crooke dI sland L ong Island L ong Ca y Great Exuma Ac k lins Island Grand Cayman Little Cayman Cayman Brac Cayman Island s Montserrat U.S. Virgin Island s British Virgin Island s Anguilla St .M aa rt en/St. Mar tin St .B ar thele my Guadeloup e Cayo sM is ki to s Archipielago de Bocas del To ro Tobag o Trinidad St. Vincent & Bequia The Grenadines St. Luci a St. Kitts & Nevis Martiniqu e Grenad a Dominic a Barbado s Barbud a Antigua C olombia Puerto Ric o Panama Nicaragu a Jamaic a Hait i Dominican Republi c Cuba F lorida, USA Costa Rica Ve nezuela Carriacou Marie-Galante St. Eustatius Saba U.S.V.I. B.V.I. P AG E 78 Dash Wins Racing: Aruba International Regatta Earns Gold P AG E 64 Team Antigua Trains for Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge P AG E 56 Hurricane Irma, Sage Mountain, Tortola, BVI


18 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 T H E INT E RNATIONAL SAILING C OMMUNITY R E S P ONDS TO H URRI C AN E I RMA AND M ARIA wo highlights of the many fund-raising activities planned are Sail Aid UK holding a Black Tie/Loud Shirt gathering on the Flight Deck at Land Rover BAR in Portsmouth on November 11th; and the Andrew Simpson Foundation, the Sailing Char ity pledging all monies raised from this years edition of Barts Bash to rebuilding of community sailing projects affected by Irma, said Deborah Miller of Regatta Guru, shortly before she returned to the Caribbean from the UK. It is clear that the thousands of racers and cruisers who con sider the NE Caribbean their winter home will help rebuild and will return, Miller said.V IRGIN I SLANDS CHARTE R Y A C HT S HOW WILL GO AH E AD Although St. Thomass Yacht Haven Grand may still be under going repairs, management have conrmed that the Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Show will motor ahead. es, the show will go on and we are open to registration both for vessels and for vendors to exhibit at the marine expo on the rst night of the November 11th, said Oriel Blake, Execu tive Director of the VI Professional Charter Association.S T. M AARTE N Y A C HT CLUB HE IN E K E N RE GATTASupport for the St Maarten Heineken Regattas 38th edition has been overwhelming their Facebook posting announcing that the 2018 edition would go ahead attracted over 1,900 likes, 700 shares and countless messages of support within days. It is with that friendly determination that we will continue with preparations for the 38th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The regatta will go ahead, and it will be a very special edition indeed. Its organization and presentation will be a symbol of the spirit of St. Maarten, a club spokesperson said. Although some yachts were destroyed in St. Maarten, much of the marine infrastructure remains intact, including sail lofts, riggers, and the marine stores. The YCs main building remained intact. One way to help the island and show your support is to come T HE CA RIBB E A N IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS IGYs Yacht Club at Isle de Sol Simpson Bay, St. Maarten


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 19 and visit and participate in the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Re gatta 1-4 March 2018, the club said. CHRISTO P H E H ARBOUR, S T. K ITTS AND NE VIS R EP ORT MINIMAL IMP A C T FROM H URRI C AN E I RMA The 2,500-acre resort and superyacht marina destination on the southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts, reported that the community and the larger island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis were spared signicant damage from Hurricane Irma. In a press release issued shortly after the passing of Hurricane Irma, Christophe Harbour reported that they were open and operational and providing fuel and berthing for vessels displaced by the storm and that the new Park Hyatt St. Kitts Chris tophe Harbour is still scheduled to open 1 November 2017. As tourism and yachting are mainstays of the larger Caribbean economy, Christophe Harbour joins its neighboring islands in encouraging continued travel to the region this season. Doing so will not only minimize the storms larger economic impact, but also ensure those who were affected recover quickly.G OOD N E WS FROM ENGLISH H ARBOUR, A NTIGUA Although Barbuda was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, the island of Antigua reported little damage and escaped the monsters maw virtually unscathed. According to the website, it was full steam ahead as the island geared up for another Caribbean yachting season. They reported all boatyards, marinas, docks and anchorages intact and that for their charter and service com panies it was business as usual. Planning for our upcoming regatta season continues apace as we look forward to some brilliant sailing and yachting, the website said. Franklyn Braithwaite, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association conrmed that the Caribbean is open for business. Many people have been in touch to check that Antigua is still up and running. We thank them immensely for their concern for our island; we have been lucky. Many people have asked how they can help the affected islands. My best advice is to come to the region in the coming season as planned. I have told people not to change their plans, register early for events and come and enjoy your favorite yachting destinations. That will ensure that our economies continue to receive much needed support throughout the regatta season, Mr Braithwaite said. Here is a snapshot of the events Antigua already have planned for what promises to be an unforgettable season: Antigua Charter Yacht Show AYC Round the Island Race Antigua Superyacht Challenge Jolly Harbour Valentines Regatta Antigua 360 10th RORC Caribbean 600 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Antigua Sailing Week Antigua to Bermuda Race S O U RC E : B ARBUDA REC OV E RY & CONSE RVATION T RUST In response to the devastation from Hurricane Irma, the San Diego-based Waitt Institute established the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust to provide humanitarian assistance to the hurricane-ravaged island of Barbuda. The International Community Foundation administers this emergency relief fund pro-bono allowing 100% of donations to go directly to the people of Barbuda. The partners released the following joint statement to enhance public understanding about the Trust and provide the most effective emergency aid, promising complete transparency and government coordination. Jacob James, the Waitt Foundations Managing Director, and a Board Member and diplomatic advisor to the Waitt Institute, said: The International Community Foundation (ICF) is one of the most respected charitable fund-managers in the world. The Waitt Institute and Waitt Foundation selected ICF not only for their demonstrated competence and expertise in environmental disaster response, but for their trustworthiness and generosity. ICF has agreed to manage the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust with 0% overhead. This means no administrative costs, allowing 100% of donations to go di rectly to Barbuda. Their generosity to the people of Barbuda in this time of crisis is extraordinary


20 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 CA RIBB EAN NEW S Contributions to the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust can be made at: www. 100% of monies donated will go directly to Barbuda and its people. CARIBB E AN S AILING A SSO C IATION NE WS The Caribbean Sailing Association an nounced that the regions planned regattas and sailing events are expected to proceed this season without interruption. The building process is already well underway in the islands damaged by recent hurricanes and the CSA is condent that regattas and events across the region will proceed as planned, said Caribbean Sailing Association President Kathy Lammers Those regattas and events are key contributors to local economies so we strongly encourage everyone to proceed with plans to visit the Caribbean in the coming sea son. The sun will shine, the water will be warm and the trade winds will guarantee great sailing.NE WS FROM HE MINGWAY M ARINA, CUBA Commodore Escrich, of the Hemingway International Yacht Club in Cuba, contacted All At Sea magazine to report that the headquarters of the famous yacht club did not suffer serious damage and that HIYC of Cuba was ready to welcome its members and guests. No vessel was harmed at Marina Heming way, proving that this marina offers good shelter for boats in case of hurricanes and storms, Escrich said. He added, For our part, we are very concerned about the damages our friends may have suffered in Caribbean islands and the south of Florida. Island Global Yachting was quick to mobilize their clean up efforts following the passing of Hurricane Irma. Staff, working alongside contrac tors immediately went to work on critical repairs in order to make facilities operational. In a release, IGY said they were optimistic that their marinas would be operational in most, if not all, affected locations for the upcoming winter season, and promised to provide frequent updates on both specic operational capabilities and the state of the surrounding infrastructure upon which their facilities, to some degree, rely. The release concluded: Hurricane Irma has not only affected IGYs marinas, but also the Caribbeans nautical tourism industry. Small business is critical to the overall health of the international maritime sector and IGY intends to lead the way in the recovery of local marine trades affected during one of the strongest storms in history. IGY will be a pivotal force in helping the maritime industry throughout the Caribbean bounce back stronger than before. IGY F ULLY OPE RATIONAL M ARINAS: Montauk Yacht Club Resort and Marina Montauk, NY North Cove Marina at Brookeld Place Manhattan, NY National Harbor Marina Washington D.C., MD, VA Rodney Bay Marina Rodney Bay, St. Lucia Red Frog Island Beach Resort & Marina Bocas del Toro, Panama Marina Santa Marta Santa Marta, Colombia Marina Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Maximo Marina St. Petersburg, FL One Island Park Marina Miami Beach, FL M ARINAS CURR E NTLY U ND E R REP AIR: The Marina at Oretega Landing Jacksonville, FL Blue Haven Resort & Marina Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Marina at Yacht Haven Grande Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas American Yacht Harbor Marina Red Hook, St. Thomas Yacht Club at Isle de Sol Simpson Bay, St. Maarten Simpson Bay Marina Simpson Bay, St. Maarten EDITOR S NOT E : T his information was issued in mid September as All At Sea prepared this edition for publication. For current information relating to I GY marinas, please visit: IGY MARI NAS P OST H URR IC ANE IRM A U P D ATE


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22 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017As best as I can determine, Carolyn said, our boat is trash were garbage! Ah, dirt-dwellers! They are always adding more rules about garbage (organics) and trash (inorganics). Shipboard waste is an increasing problem for the cruising sailor. Hers how we handle our trash and garbage aboard Ganesh our 43foot ketch. First off, we never throw plastic overboardnot the slightest bit. Second, we do everything pos sible never to cast a sheen upon the water. Thus, we never intentionally dump fuel or oil into the water. (Notice my possible and intentionally qualiers here.) Why use these qualiers? Because to be alive is to pollute. Id love to tell you that in my 57 years of liv ing aboard that Ive never spilled a drop of fuel in the waterbut I cant. All humans poop occasionally. We might like to pretend otherwise and believe that Mother Theresas defecations are intrinsically different than Charlie Mansonsbut theyre not. Mine stinks. So does yours. I have a friend who owns a house on a bay in Grenada where I often anchor. He likes me and I like him. We often have dinner together. There are three cars in his driveway; a motor cycle, and two lawn mowers in his garage. Oh, yeah: he has a weed whacker and leaf blower in their too. His large house is SAILING HUMOR BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDER GARBA G E AND TRASH W e were attempting to clear into Babylon after one of our circumnavigations, when the U.S. Customs ofcial began quizzing us about our trash and garbage. Evidently I looked confused because he handed my wife Carolyn a booklet that explained the legal difference. Carolyn knitted her brow as she read, while I twiddled my thumbs. Growing impatient, I nally said, Well?


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 23 air-conditioned on a setting called morgue. He has a giant refrigerator, a freezer, and twin icemakers. Because he lives in de islands, mon, he also has a diesel gen eratoroh, and a portable Honda gasoline generator too. His house looks great; one local kid mows the lawn (and fertilizes it) every week, while another local kid drops in to soap-up the cars. Y es, he has a jet ski and little speedboat to sh out of. Y ou cruisers are awful, he occasionally says to me. Y ou dont pay taxes and you poop everywher My point is that he doesnt see his own pollution. He only sees the other guys pollution. We all like that, to greater and lesser degrees. Of course, my saying we never throw plastics overboard is easier said than done. Okay, lets say I am drinking a Coke in a plastic bottle. Lets also say I am on a 48-day offshore passagewhich is how long it took us to sail nonstop from the Panama Canal to Papeete, Tahiti. After I nish drinking, the rst thing I do is to rinse out the bottle with salt water and toss it somewhere below. Later, we rerinse it (fresh water this time), stow the cap in a different spot, and carefully slice up the plastic bottle (with a pair of small industrial tin snips) so that it takes up minimal space. Then we stow these compacted pieces in an airtight container. Alas, most of our food comes in plastic jars, plastic sacks, plas tic containersplastic/plastic/plastic! This is especially a problem in Americawhere plastic is INSIDE of plastic that is WRAPPED in plastic and grouped into SIX PACKS with plastic. Thus, each food jar and sack must be thoroughly cleaned, cut, and stowed in an airtight, watertight container. Why? Because after a couple of hours in the tropics my onboard garbage will start to stink to high heaven even the salt water will stink (like low tide) if the drops collect. This requires considerable time and effort on our part. Sure, if were just day sailing we can temporarily toss a bag of tightly sealed garbage in the dinghy asternnot so, in 24-foot seas on the way to New Zealand.


24 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017Speaking of New Zealand, the customs ofcials there are par ticularly serious. They conscate most cooked and uncooked foodsfresh food, frozen, preserved, packaged, or dried. Home-canning is also a no-no. Meat, dairy products, sh, and honeythey steal them all. Plants? Forgetaboutit Fruits, owers, fungi, cane, bamboo, straw, wood No, you dont clear into New Zealand lightlynot if youre on a tight budget and dont like to watch (on an empty stomach) all your expensive food be carted away for incineration. My health, of course, is important me. Thus I try to eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away. In New Zealand they sell Pacic Rose applesso crisp, so juicy, so avorful. Carolyn bought many pounds of them just as we cleared out to sail north to Tonga. She wrapped each one individually in newspaper to help preserve them. Alas, the customs guys in Tonga conscated all that were left when we cleared in there. Bummer! Oh, well. Thats life. So that afternoon we went to the local market to buy more apples. Good news, theyd just gotten some in, juicy ones, prewrapped in newspapers from NZ! How convenient eh! Not only must your waste plastics be cleanthey must be well-stowed. Weve tried to put them in plastic bags and stow them on the aft deck, but we ripped those plastic bags while reeng our mizzen or working on the aft deck. So the bottom line isyou have to thoroughly clean and compact your plastics. So much for plastics. What about organics? Offshore, we deep-six itsailor-talk for tossing it overboard. Basically, we have two modes: coastal, where well be into a harbor soon, and offshore mode, where we are in deep water far offshore and wont be in port anytime soon. Example: We spent four and half months in the Indian Ocean between garbage bins. Thats a long time. We have a bottle-bottom-buster, a heavy metal rod with a knob on one end. Every few days offshore, Carolyn puts on gloves, dons her safety glasses, and sits on the aft deck to shatter the bottoms out of her wine bottles over the side. ( Y es, you gotta use the eye protection and gloves. Y ou dont want a shard of glass in your eye offshore!) All galley organics are NEVER mixed in with our plastic gar bage offshore (additional cleaning)but rather collected in a special pot and periodically tossed over. Metal (rusts) and aluminum cans (corrode) are multi-punctured and deep-sixed. This means that, even if you toss the metal and glass, you will still have a large pile of plastics. Luckily, we have a place to stow this belowdecksmost boats art so lucky. However, we certainly couldnt stow four and half months of plastics while limin (relaxing) in Chagos. Thus we burn our plastics to ash. How? We take them to a beach and dig hole below the high tide line. Then we burn them with the help of a little gas or kerosene. Weve done this repeatedly in the same area and later dug up that areaeither nding nothing or only a slight discoloration in the sand. Of course, ALL the plastic must be ash and some times that last little bit can be stubborn, especially if it gets wet. Ideally, of course, it would be cool to leave and arrive at the same exact weightto leave nothing out there but bubbles. But we live and sail in the real world, and this is how we manage our waste while on passage. Capn Fatty Goodlander and his wife Carolyn recently nished their third circumnavigation. Fatty is the author of Chasing the Horizon and numerous other marine books. His latest, Storm Proong your Boat, Gear, and Crew, is out now. Visit: fatty goodlander.comS AILING H UMOR We have a bottle-bottom-buster, a heavy metal rod with a knob on one end. Every few days offshore, Carolyn puts on gloves, dons her safety glasses, and sits on the aft deck to shatter the bottoms out of her wine bottles over the side.


26 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017I s that time of year again for annual boatshows where yachts strut their stuff and convince the brokers who book them that there is only one yacht that can provide the vacation experience of a lifetime Y ours. For weeks before the event crews are seen maintaining, cleaning, varnishing and polishing. Thers nothing like the smell of fresh varnish; it says nautical luxury. Y acht interiors are spruced up with new and colorful upholstery, linens, cur tains and cushions. When all is spick and span the water-toys are attractively displayed. Photographs are exhibited showing SAILI N G WITH C HARLI E : B OA T SHOW S SAILING HUMOR BY JULIAN P UTLEY G RAPHICS B Y A NOUK SYLVES TRE happy guests being dragged behind your fast dinghy in an inatable ring, waving happily; sliding down a chute, perhaps, or wobbling along on stand-up paddleboards. Some crews offer a photographic diary of the cruise, or even a short video great advertising! Y our guests will denitely want good photographs to send home immediately by social media to make sure friends are envious, Look, were having so much fun here and youre not. Brokers will be looking for crews that will be compatible with their clients, so you need to get all your answers right. Y ou


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 27may be questioned on how you would interact with certain guests. If youre catering to honeymoon couples then discretion is important. If you were on a romantic honeymoon cruise and your new deckie blurted out, Last night I was up checking the anchor Did you hear that thumping noise? It went on for half the night. This would be embarrassing if the guests were within earshot. If you insisted on playing a Bach concerto whilst the eight guys on their bachelor party were swilling beer and waiting to go to the rave at the beach bar then you might not be enhancing their evening. Food is important. Crewed charters are expensive so great cuisine is imperative. Dedicated chefs will enter a contest, which will include hors doeuvre, entre and dessert. There are things to remember here because professional chefs will be judging your submissions. They will examine appearance (creativity and originality is important), ingredients (local ingredients get points), texture (whether cooked properly) and, of course, avor. Here are a few clues: Before the judges arrive at your boat, have cool glasses of Planters Punche ready to serve and dont be stingy with the rum. Engage the judges with mouth-water ing descriptions of your dishes and when a bit of merriment becomes evident (happy judges are favorable judges) offer your dishes for tasting. Portions should not be huge but must look original, elegant and appetizing, like an edible Picasso painting perhaps; garnish is important. Dishes must be delectable and perfectly cooked. Y ou cant get away with rubbery, overcooked offerings dressed up with drops, blobs and swirls of doubtfully edible goo this doesnt fool anyone. A sprig of mint, a raspberry on a chocolate creation, a trufe on a pate these are more appropriate. With a bit of luck, youll win a prize and ensuing photos can be added to your web site and brochure. For a solid three days brokers will be quizzing you on every detail and taking copious notes. There are parties, theme days, happy hours Make sure you attend them all and suck up to every broker around. The more youre in their faces the more likely they will remember you but a word of warning, dont drink too much, no politics or religion, and watch the dirty jokes. The idea is to leave the brokers with the feeling that, ow yachties have the most fun of anyone on the planet! Finally, its all over. Sit back and relax and wait for the deposits to come rolling in. Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI, Sunfun Calypso, and Sunfun Gospel. JOLLY HARBOURANTIGUATHE MARINAA safe and secure destinationFree broadband WIFI on your boat 24 hour security with CCTV Port of entry Competitive rates Fully serviced concrete docks 155 marina slips suitable for vessels up to 65 ft. Harbour dockage available for yachts 70-200 ft. Resort facilities adjacent shopping Restaurants, bars and large, well-stocked supermarket 18 hole golf course, gym, tennis, large pool Short walk to glorious sandy beach Budget Marine Chandlery, fuel dock Showers and laundry Long term special rates RESERVATIONS RECEOMMENDED. SECURE YOUR BOOKING NOW! +1 (268) 462 6041 or 6042 BUSINESS AS USUAL!


28 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 GALATEA TOPS R OUND GRENADA R E G A TT A R A C ING CIR C UI T CAROL M. BAREUTHERS ailors enjoyed lots of late summer racing in Grenada. Fourteen boats set sail in the two-day Round Grenada Regatta, held August 19th-20th, and a dozen teams competed in the rst J/24 Match Race on Sep tember 17th. Both events were hosted by the Petit Calivigny Y acht Club (PC Y C) and both produced some great stories of competition and camaraderie. Wind, at rst too much and then too little, was a theme at the 3rd Round Grenada Regatta. In fact, Barbados lashing by then Tropical Storm Harvey almost prevented well-known J/24 sailor, Gus Reader, on his Shakin from sailing south. In fact, Reader and his crew just made it to the start line off Le Phare Bleu in time for the race back north to Carriacou. Decent winds on the south coast kept the three J24s with spinnakers in contention and in the lead until the dreaded west coast Grenada calms, where everyone sat for hours turnP HOTO : S TEVE B RETT


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 29 GALATEA TOPS R OUND GRENADA R E G A TT A JOLLY HARBOURANTIGUATHE BOATYARDF or safe and secure storageFull service yard for 225 boats New 75 ton Marine Travelift Storage on concrete Welded stands, tie downs to ground anchors Cradles for boats 35-75 feet in designated areas Secure dingy and outboard storage 40 self-storage lockers 3 pits for race boats Quarantine areas for mast out boats DIY yard with marine trades on site Boat management service Experienced staff SPECIAL OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE CHECK WEBSITE +1 (268) 462 6041 or 6042 BUSINESS AS USUAL! R ichard A merling, third place in J/24 Match R ace Close racing in P C Y s J/24 Match R ace among 12 teams. T he teams sailed three boats and changed boats after each race P HOTO : S TEVE B RETT


30 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017R A C ING CIR C UI T ing gently in circles, says Reader, who ultimately nished eighth overall against larger boats like winner, Galatea a 72ft Bermudian yawl, and second in the J/24 class behind Grenadas Robbie Y earwoods Die Hard. From there, it was who the wind gods favored like Julie Rule (Chris Hellburs Elan 37) inshore, Galatea in the middle and Am Bushe (Rene Froehlichs J/24) on the outside, who got breeze from somewhere while the rest of us sat like rubber duckies in a bathtub. When the breeze nally picked up, we almost got Am Bushe and stayed ahead of Die Hard to nish rst, second and third, respectively, by the time we reached Tyrrell Bay. Great party, and great spirit that night in Carriacou, not about who won or lost, mostly about being ther The next days race from Carriacou back to Grenada was abandoned due to lack of wind. One boat, Galatea did nish the second leg under sail and was declared the overall winner. The eet started in good wind but halfway a squall came through, took the wind away and it never really came back, says Judd Tinius, Galatea s owner and skipper. Being as I have no engine, we were forced to stick it out and nish the race when all others either motored or got towed in. We had a lot of fun and I will denitely do this event again next year The J/24s were back and the boat of choice for the PCY s newest match race. The PC Y C has organized monthly Hobie Cat match races for some years, explains commodore Rene Froehlich. Robbie Y earwood) came up with the idea to now have J24 match rac es. He secured two more J24s, plus his own, so we had three boats. A date was set right after the Round Grenada Regatta, we had about three weeks to organize and very quickly eager teams booked the 12 spots. On the Saturday prior to the race teams had a chance to practice on the water. The breeze was great, the boats went out, and the teams had fun. Then Sunday, the actual race day, the seas were at and there was no breeze when sailors arrived at the course. Thankfully, the wind freshened a half hour later and racing was on for the day. Each team raced three times, each time on a differ ent boat. At the end of the day, it was Jason Crs Team Palm Tree Reserve which won all the races and the overall title. The two second place teams, Richard Flemings Skinny Guys and Richard Amerlings SGU Yacht Club, each had the same number of points and had to race one more time for second and third place. In that sail off, Richard was over early at the start and I got out in the lead, says Amerling. Then downwind, I was get ting fuzzy because it was late in the day and I didnt have a game plan in mind. We went around the leeward gate, split in opposite directions and Richard got the better breeze. s also a very good sailor. We had speed issues too. We later saw that we were dragging a fender in the water. I really loved sailing with this nucleus of a one design J/24 class here in Grenada and I hope we do mor The PC Y C J/24 Match Race was sponsored by North Y acht Shop, Clarkes Court Boatyard & Marina, Adrift Restaurant & Bar and Westerhall Rums Grenada. For full results, visit: Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. P HOTO : S TEVE B RETT P HOTO : S TEVE B RETT Jason Crew, winner of the J/24 Match R ace THE MARINE WAREHOUSE GUARANTEE:We ship faster and cheaper than anyone in the business. We give the widest possible choice of products from hundreds of manufacturers worldwide. We control the quality and accuracy of all orders, assuring that you get exactly what you ordered. We offer 60% discount on FedEx worldwide. MARINE WAREHOUSE Tough, reliable and thoroughly tested range of aluminium hulled RIBs OH, THE THINGS YOU COULD DO IF YOU HAD ALL THE WATER YOU NEEDED!Making Fresh Water, Worldwide. Phone: 305-635-0776 Marine Warehouse Your Global Chandlery Tardieu Marine, Chaguaramas, 868-634-4150, tt@marinewarehouse.netwww.marinewarehouse.netPANAMA CURAAO TRINIDAD MIAMI GRENADA MALAYSIA POLYNESIA AUSTRALIA YOUR GLOBAL CHANDLERY


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32 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 S A ILI N G A T NIG H T P ART 1: D ON T B E AFRA I D OF T HE D ARKCA PT AINS & CR EW BY R OGER MAR S HALL A re you afraid of sailing after dark? Many sailors are. They gure that if they fall over the side at night theyll never be found or that theyll make a mistake and steer the boat onto the rocks. There is really no need for such fears. With a little practice and some of the newer gizmos you can put to sea at night without trepidation. GETTIN G USED TO S AILIN G AT N I G HT Going sailing at night can be a lot of fun. Stars are more visible than on shore. The moon rises with wonderful majesty from the eastern horizon and your boat leaves a trail of white frothed foam that makes a night sail something special. If you are lucky you will have a pod of dolphins swim at the bow making night time sailing totally enchanting. Y oull also nd that everything seems to be different at night. Even though weather conditions havent changed, the sea may feel rougher and the wind stronger. Things seem to be Watching the sun go down is one of the joys of sailing at night D usk, s time to set the watch


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 33 more concentrated. For example, in a strong breeze on a dark night you may seem to be sailing down a tunnel. PRACTICE FIRST If you have any doubts about night sailing, practice by sailing in the evenings on moonlit nights. Sail during the late after noon and then up to about ten-o-clock at night. Gradually stay out later and later, until you feel condent about sailing until dawn. Y oull nd that you feel most tired between the hours of 2am and 4am. This is when the body is at its lowest ebb. Its natural to feel sleepy at times, which is why mariners set up watch systems. N I G HT VISION If you are coming on watch in the dark, rst get your night vision. Vision needs time to acclimate to the darkness. It takes about 20 minutes to half an hour after being in a brightly-lit cabin for your eyes to see in the dark with maximum efciency. This means that you should get on deck early and become acquainted with the darkness before you take the helm. Once you can see relatively well in the dark, look only at red lights such as those on the compass. Turn your red instrument lights down very low with the dimmer, so that they will not hamper your night vision. Use only red lights in the cabin at night to help preserve night vision. This also means using only red lights when rousing the off watch. Once you have your night vision, dont go near bright lights unless you really have to, because it will take another ten to twenty minutes to get your night vision back. WATCH SYS TEM S : F O U R HO U R WATCHES12 midnight to 4am Middle watch 4am to 8am Morning watch 8am to 12 noon Forenoon watch 12 noon to 4pm Afternoon watch 4pm to 6pm First dog watch 6pm to 8pm Last or second dog watch 8pm to midnight First watch S WEDISH S YSTEM 12 midnight to 6am 6am to 10am 10am to 2pm 2pm to 6pm 6pm to midnight Alternatively this system can start at 2am instead of midnight. This makes the night watches slightly less strenuous.


34 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017CA PT AINS & CR EW H ELMIN G IN THE D ARK When hand steering at night, dont stare at the compass and rigidly hold the boat on course. Watching the compass can mesmerize you and help you fall asleep. As John Maseeld said, All you need is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. Look for a star in front of the boat and try to sail toward it. Check your course on the compass or you will gradually follow the star eastwards as it moves across the heavens. ( Y ou can also sight on a cloud if it is overcast, but you will need to check the compass more frequently because clouds move faster than stars.) On a sailboat, feel where the wind is coming from and keep it there in relation to the boat. Occasionally, check astern. Y our wake will tell you if you are veering off course. Dont shine the ashlight back toward the cockpit or you will ruin the night vision of the helmsman. Boatyard full moon: O ne of the joys of arriving at the boatyard in the middle of the night is howling at the moonS AFETY F IRST Make it a rule that everybody wears a harness (and is clipped on) or lifejacket when on deck at night no matter what the conditions are like. On a powerboat at night, I recommend that you wear a lifejacket. If you wear a harness and fall over the side you could get dragged under the boat when it is moving at speed. If a crew goes forward, one of the afterdeck should keep an eye on them to enable an immediate response should something unexpected happen. It also helps to give every watch member a ashlight or strobe and a whistle attached to their lifejacket. Should they fall off the boat the ashlight or whistle could help you nd them. Personal EPIRBs and transponders are also useful to have onboard at night. Roger Marshall has written 14 boating related books including his latest, Fiberglass Repair Illustrated.


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36 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 WA T ERMAKER ON A S MA LL B OA T : I T CANT BE M ODU L AR E NOU G H! T EC HNI C AL TI P S & TRI CK S S TOR Y AND PHOTOS B Y BIRGIT H A C KL W hen you look at the glossy pictures in brochures, the displayed watermaker units are usually mounted on a wall, all parts easily ac cessible and elegantly connected with short tubes. Watermaker producers seem to assume that all their customers own super-yachts where their product will have its own little cabin, or why else would they screw comparatively small bits like pumps, membranes and even the instruments on top of big, bulky plates? Cruisers on smaller boats, who also want to enjoy the comfort and freedom a watermaker adds to cruising, have to be creative when it comes to tting all the bits and pieces into the available, limited space on board. When our new Spectra watermaker (Cape Horn Xtreme) ar rived, the size of its crate was already intimidatingit hardly t into our dinghy. After unpacking, the search for available space began. Initially, we planned to use the provisioning locker in the saloon for the main pump but with two short membranes attached it was one inch too short. Next, we thought about cutting open one of our aluminum water L eeloo is supervising the project


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 37 PLANNING, ORDERING & I N S TALLATI O N T I PS : If a long membrane does not t anywhere then ask the manufacturer for short (but more expensive) ones instead. In case you need to split up components, order a few extra feet of pressure hoses and normal hoses. Anchor in areas with good access to hardware stores during the installation process as most likely youll need some ttings and other bits and pieces as you go along. Keep the hoses as short as possible, extra-long connections (particularly on the suction side) put unnecessary strain on the pump. For 12 volt systems, use large-size wires to avoid voltage drop. tanks, but one compartment was just a little bit too narrow and the other one a tad too low. We had ordered pressure hoses in the event we would need to separate the pump and the membranes (worst case scenario) and we were about to unscrew the parts when we thought of the hanging locker in our cabin. Whats the wellbeing of fancy cocktail dresses and elegant three-piece suits in comparison to the luxury of home-made drinking water? We sacriced half the hanging space and mounted the main unit on its plate low down on one side of the locker. My partner Christian instantly turned We installed the main unit of our Spectra in the hanging locker and are fitting new shelves on top F inding space for the 2nd feed pump in the bilge. Changing the prefilter would be impossible this way T he way the prefilter and 2nd feed pump were pre-mounted wasted a lot of space


38 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017into a carpenter and transformed the upper half of the locker, tting shelves and even gaining more space for clothes. The brine outlet of our old watermaker shared a thru-hull with the galley sink and we experienced a few nasty galley oods over time, so we decided to drill a dedicated thru-hull at the stern for the new one. The next step was to search for space in the bilge to house the two feed pumps. Eventually we had to modularize the supposedly modular system by cutting the mounting plates into less bulky pieces. While we were at it we decided to change most of the old hoses in Pitufa s plumbing and optimized the wiring. With all these little extra projects and various hitch-hiking tours to hardware stores for yet another tting, valve, and differently sized hose clamps, the installation of the watermaker took over a week, but now were happy with the quality, quantity and energy consumption. The only remaining issue is a beating oscillation between the two feed pumps that causes annoying noise and vi brations. We tackling this problem by adding rubber mounts to the pumps and rubber mats underneath resonating oorboards. Birgit Hackl and Christian Feldbauer along with ships cat Leeloo set sail towards the horizon in June 2011 on their yacht Pitufa T EC HNI C AL TI P S & TRI CK S WHICH TYP E O F W ATERMAKER S UIT S Y O UR CRUIS ING LIFES TYLE?T Y P E 1: E N G INE-DRI V EN WATERMAKERWatermakers with belt-driven pumps are big, strong machines that produce huge amounts of water in a short time. If you motor a lot and entertain guests who like to splash around then this type might be the best choice for you. T Y P E 2: AC P OWERED WATERMAKERAC-powered watermakers also have a high production rate, but they require a diesel or gas generator. If you run your generator for other appliances on a daily basis then this type might work best for you. T Y P E 3: 12 VOLT WATERMAKERIn comparison to type 1 and 2, many of these DCpowered watermakers dont have a high production rate, but they also dont require much energy. Systems based on passive pressure intensiers (e.g. Spectra, Schenker or Aqua-Base) or energy-recovery pumps (e.g. Katadyn) are much more efcient than systems with classical high-pressure pumps and yield reasonable product output. Therefore those models are a preferable (though more expensive) choice for batteryrun watermakers. If you prefer to rely on alternative sources of energy, go for DC-powered! On Pitufa we run our watermaker every day for a few hours around noon when the solar panels generate the most energy. Free, fresh water produced by the sun for environmentally aware cruisers. T he installation chaos is finally cleaned up and the new watermaker operational




40 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 F OR WOMEN WHO WOUL D L I KE T O TAKE T HE HE L M WOM E N A T T H E HE LM BY R UTH L UND I am not a hotshot racer or world cruiser, but after a lifetime of taking part in dinghy and keelboat regattas, and 20 years of living aboard, I have some helming experiences to share. There tends to be two kinds of women who sail. Those one might call boat wives, taking care of the domestic side of sailing provisioning, stowage, cooking, entertaining, cleaning, laundry, sewing and boat maintenance. These are tough tasks at sea and often tougher when holed up in a boatyard, so not to be sneezed at. Then there are those women who take on the technical and seamanship side of sailing navigation, communications, sail trimming, helming and ultimately skip pering and making decisions on which lives depend. These Cruising the Caribbean


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 41days, with a bit of application, women can obtain positions from deckhand to captain, or, like many a rst mate on a cruising boat a role somewhere in between. At university I got the chance to sail dinghies, learning the hard way the art of hanging out on trapeze and avoiding the crack of the boom. On my very rst dinghy sail I landed upside down, oundering to get out from under the mainsail, and from then on, I expected to get thoroughly wet and bruised when sailing, an attitude that would serve me well. Dinghy sailing gave me an understanding of where the wind was coming from, and what to do about it, so when I moved onto keel boats, I could take the helm without too many crash gybes. I was always highly amused when a cruiser in Trinidad would call out a warning on the VHF radio to others moored in the bay, Batten down the hatches for a gusting squall with strong wind! and at the same time the intrepid Optimist sailors from T & Ts Y outh Sailing School would be bobbing their way out to the open sea for a days racing fun. My husband Niels, who sailed from a young age, taught me basic sailing skills. Our Cape Town racing season included a round the buoys series as well as a long distance coastal series (from two days to seven days non-stop). Initially I was asked on board for longer races because they wanted Niels expertise and he wanted me with him. Being a woman, I was asked to cater and cook on various boats with crews ranging from six to 12. I leapt at the chance, although a pretty hopeless cook on land, let alone at sea. This gave me an entry into blue water sailing and I found that later on, when Niels was too busy and I raced without him, I tried even harder to prove myself worthy of a place on a predominantly male crew. On one memorable occasion I ended up helming a Shearwater 39 with spinnaker up in 35 knots, careening down huge waves off the Cape of Storms the skipper and I were the only ones not lying prone and seasick below. With noone else to do it, you learn fast. On the other hand, when the wind was light, the watch crew often got bored with steering and handed the wheel to the galley slave (me) and this improved my helming considerably. In 1997/98, we crossed the Atlantic in a 37ft yacht on a shoestring budget. One day out of Cape Town, our wind vane, resurrected from a dusty second hand shop aptly named Y ot Grot, came to grief, while our small autohelm unit had an overheating manufacturers fault, so we hand steered from South Africa to St Maarten three of us doing three hours on and six hours off for 5000 plus miles. Flying downwind with sails boomed out along the South American coast, Niels told me to take note which ear felt colder to make sure I kept the boom on the right side. Little tips like this and putting


42 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017WOM E N A T T H E HE LM many miles under the keel made helming more instinctive. It also meant despite eating freshly baked bread every day and gorging night watch snacks to keep awake, I arrived at our nal destination many pounds lighter from hours of isometric exercise at the wheel. Switching roles can also improve ones competence. Cranky knees forced me to maneuver the boat alongside, gaining another kind of skill, instead of jumping onto the dock with the lines. We now have efcient autohelm and wind vane systems, but I still love to feel the boat respond to my helming touch. On a starlit night with phosphorescence streaming from the rudder, there is nothing better than to be totally in tune with your yacht, skimming along between sea and sky. Letting the autohelm do the job can never give you the same kick. Even in the middle of a storm, there is tremendous satisfaction when your dogged concentration keeps you pointing into the waves and gets you safely where you want to go. So to all those women who would like to take the helm with more condence and control putter around in a dinghy on your own, put in miles on the wheel, swap crew tasks for new challenges, rise to the challenge in adverse weather, and even if you never become a captain, your sailing pleasure will increase tenfold. Ruth Lund lives on board a Bruce Roberts 44 Offshore, Mean der II currently based in Grenada. On a starlit night with phosphorescence streaming from the rudder, there is nothing better than to be totally in tune with your yacht, skimming along between sea and sky.Sailing off the coast of South A frica


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44 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 R A LL Y P ROFIL ES: BILL AND L I NDA K NO WL ES S AILORS IN T H E NEW S B ill and Linda Knowles have spent a lifetime on the sea. For Bill, his love of the ocean started in child hood when sailing Beetle Cats and Herreshoff 121/2s in Ontario and New England. As an adult, he served as director of operations at the Herreshoff Museum, which includes the Americas Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, Rhode Island, and met many of the famous names in the sport at that time. For Linda, who grew up in Florida, on-thewater time meant power boating and sailing sailsh. The two met three decades ago, purchased a Hunter 30 and began a cruising life together. Their seafaring travels have taken them north along the New England coast and south to the Caribbeans British Virgin Islands. Today, the couple cruise aboard their Jeanneau 54, Sapphire. All At Sea C arol Bareuther asked Linda and Bill about their popular cruising rallies W hat inspired you to start the S alty D awg R ally? BILL: We participated in several Caribbean 1500s, starting in 2004. In 2011, we thought why not do the passage to the Caribbean ourselves with friends? George Day of Blue Bill and L inda K nowles


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 45 7 WWW.OFFSHOREVI.COM SCOUT BOATS ... the latest addition to our quality line of boatsOutboards, Waverunners, Motorcycles, Inverter Generators: Diesel Engines, Diesel Generators: Boats: Inatables: Water Sailing Magazine contacted us with a similar thought. George became our rst sponsor and we promoted a rally that fall from Hampton, Virginia to the BVI. The interest was great. We had 32 boats and several volunteers to help. Thus, the Salty Dawg Rally was born. W hy the name S alty D awg? BILL: Salty dog is old sailing slang for a very experienced sailor. Since our focus is on a rally for experienced sailors, the term fit. However, we wanted a unique term, not just using the old sailor slang. We think the term Salty Dawg did it. Bill, L inda and Zoe on Sapphire in the B VI Salty D awg packed up and ready to go


46 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017S AILORS IN T H E NEW S I heard that there was a four-legged tail-wagging dog also behind the name. I s this true? L INDA: Y es. Brie, our Jack Russel at the time, was our art ists inspiration in creating the Salty Dawg logo. The cute little dog face with the pirate patch was based on a photo of Brie. She sailed many thousands of miles, and was a Salty Dawg in her own right, accompanying us on our many Carib bean 1500 passages and our rst several Salty Dawg Fall and Spring Rallies. We lost Brie to age-related issues a few years back. Her replacement, Zoe, a coarse hair Jack Russel, has t right in, making herself at home on Sapphire and with the Salty Dawg membership. W hat are some of the rallys milestones over the past seven years? L INDA: After the rst year, we added a formal organized Spring Rally for the return trip to the US in 2012, and have repeated that each year. In 2012, the Fall Rally grew to 59 boats and then 110 in 2013. In 2013, we established a Board of Directors to guide and help manage the organization. In 2014, activities after arrival to the BVI expanded to a month. Other Salty Dawg activities added since then include several Rendezvous in the BVI, USVI, and comprehensive seminars in Annapolis, Newport and Hampton; and other rallies including the Rally to Maine and Rally to Cuba. In 2016, we formally or ganized the Salty Dawg Sailing Association as the governing organization of all our activities, and now have several hundred members and growing.H ow would you describe what sets the S alty D awg R ally apart from other cruising rallies? BILL: s the intense and lasting friendships that develop from the close-knit activities, passage accomplishments and then month-long time together in post arrival activities. Our organizing sailors dont hop on a ight after an arrival dinner and depart for their next rally. They are part of the family that has developed, and many help with boat repairs and continuing social activities right through the winter, up to the Spring Rally, and through the summer.W hats on the horizon? BILL: Our board and management team will take more of the load off Linda and myself. Some management changes will be coming, but it is an orderly change that will ensure the continued success of the Salty Dawg organization. We will both stay involved as long as we can. Manning the desk


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48 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 2017 FALL CARIBBEAN R ALLY R OUNDU P BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER S etting sail from the continent to the Caribbean remains one of the great sailing adventures. The last three decades has seen the popularity of cruising in company soar, a concept thats not new since Christopher Columbus traveled in a eet of three vessels during his famous 1492 voyage. Cruising rallies are especially gaining interest from veterans who enjoy the sociability and rst time offshore sailors who appreciate the safety. Hers whats new from four popular Caribbean rallies taking place this year:NORTH ATLAN TIC RA LLY FOR C RUISERS Newport, Rhode Island Departure: October 28 Destination: St. Maarten, via Bermuda www.sailopo.comPracticed yacht owners and professional skippers form the nucleus of the 18th annual North Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, which homeports out of Newport Y achting Center. Here, discounted dockage is available starting October 23. A weather World AR C


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 49 brieng, dinner for all skippers and crew are part of the prerally activities. The rally stops briey in Bermuda at the St. Georges Dinghy and Sports Club and then continues to IGY s Simpson Bay Marina, in St. Maarten. e expect to have the usual 15 to 20 boats, says organizer, Hank Schmitt, who is also the chief executive ofcer of Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO), a crew network service based in Huntington, New Y ork. We have four Swans in the Swan Program and three boats from Rob Swain Sailing School as well as the usual boat repeats heading south. The NARC Rally has always ended in St. Maarten, but if boats wanted to go to the BVI or somewhere else I never made them nish in St. Maarten. We will continue that idea and let boats decide where they wish to base for the winter. The NARC boats are usually scattered from Grenada to Puerto Rico. One of this years ralliers is John Slingerland, from Beverly, Salty Dawg R ally Rum Runner arrives in the BVI Caribbean 1500 R alliers in the Caribbean 1500 celebrate their arrival in the BVI


50 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017Massachusetts, who will sail his Oyster 41, Avocet, for the third time in the NARC. Slingerland, who this summer set a personal record of 58 consecutive hours under spinnaker dur ing the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race, says what he en joys best about the rally is the camaraderie and excitement of setting off on a challenging trip and the pleasure of learning things from other like-minded sailors. For rst time NARC ralliers Slingerland recommends, Get the right number of crew with the right number of sailors who know what they are doing. Its usually safer to pick crew you know, but one time I took someone Hank recommend. The guy was a great person, excellent sailor and mechanical engineer so he xed stuff. We sailed to St. Maarten with an inoper able engine that he got working long enough to power ve minutes through the bridge into Simpson Bay, he says. In addition, if its your boat, be prepared to cut a check in each port for stuff that breaks. That way, it becomes part of the deal and isnt a big deal. If your spouse isnt onboard, get com gear to make a call or send an email halfway and try to get him or her to join you at the other end. Also, learn weather routing and have fun. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Schmitt, through his OPO, has started an online St. Maarten Relief Fund to help those in the nautical community. To donate, visit: store.aspxSA LTY DA WG FALL RA LLY Hampton, VADeparture: November 2 Destination: Antigua www.saltydawgsailing.orgBluewater sailors who enjoy a full range of social activities will set sail in the 7th annual Salty Dawg Fall Rally, hosted by the nonprot Salty Dawg Sailing Association (SDSA). Prior to the departure from the Bluewater Sailing Center in Hampton, ralliers have a chance to participate in a wide array of social, technical and educational activities, including the annual Salty Dawg Halloween Party. New talks this year include how to make your own killer Mahi lure and inside info on how the USCG uses high tech methods in their search and rescue efforts.2017 FALL CARIBBEAN R ALLY R OUNDU PS North A tlantic R ally for Cruisers Avocet in Blue H ill Bay Bill Knowles (left), co-founder of the Salty Dawg R ally, shares a dram with one of the Salty Dawgs


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 51A eet of about 80 boats, a mix of monohulls and multihulls ranging in size from 34to 70-feet, are expected to set sail. New this year, the rally will end in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, instead of the British Virgin Islands, says SDSA director Hank George. With the widespread damage across the BVI, we have changed the destination for the rally. While they did sustain some damage on Antigua, it was quite light. Their sister island of Barbuda sustained major and quite serious damage but not so with Antigua. Our visit to Antigua by such a large eet will help bring much needed revenue to that island nation and aid in its recovery In Antigua, George says, ralliers enjoy many of the same benets that they are accustomed to in the BVI such as wonderful anchorage opportunities in Falmouth Harbour, historic sites in Nelsons Dockyard, excellent marine services, plenty of oppor tunities for socializing, fascinating hikes and super dining op tions. Antigua also offers excellent ight connections to the US, England and Europe for crew ying out or guests coming in. To support the Dawgs long-time rally home, the SDSA has started its tax-deductible Salty Dawg BVI Relief Fund. The or ganizations volunteers have been working with local BVI Rotary and similar groups to channel all contributions to where s needed most. To contribute, visit: www.saltydawgsailing. org/hurricane-relief-fund/CA RIB1500 Portsmouth, VADeparture: November 5 Destination: British Virgin Islandswww.worldcruising.comReturning veterans and cruising newbies from the US, Canada and UK will take part in the Carib1500, organized by the World Cruising Club, headquartered in Cowes, UK. The eets largest boat is the Canadian Hanse 575, Spritzer, with rally stalwart Karina a Tayana 55, the next largest. Six boats close the list at just over 40-feet, with Belize Magique a Jeanneau Sun Odys sey 40 being ofcially the smallest. Preparatory seminars and parties take place at the Ocean Y acht Marina, in Portsmouth. Underway, the safety in numbers popularity of rallies extends T he legendary Salty Dawg Dinghy Drift


52 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017offshore with satellite trackers on each vessel, daily weather forecasts and nightly SSB radio chats. Social activities continue at the end destination, Nanny Cay Marina, in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Since Hurricane Irma in September, the message we have had from the BVI, is that the community wants visitors to return, and that they will be open for business and able to give a warm welcome to returning boaters. In fact, Nanny Cays new marina basin was undamaged in Hurricane Irma, says WCC communications director Jeremy Wyatt. The reaction from our ralliers has been overwhelmingly positive. In coordination with, many of our boats will carry practical supplies to aid and assist the communities after our arrival and many crews are keen to lend a hand with practical skills as engineers and technicians. A good example of Carib1500 sailors, who used this event as a learning experience for longer cruises, are Steve and Kate Jenkins. The couple sailed their 44-foot Antares, Blue Sum mit in the 2015 Carib1500. Since then, they have cruised half of the World ARC 2016, explored the Pacic for two years, and will soon complete their rst circumnavigation.A RC + CA PE VER D ES Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Departure: November 5 Destination: St. Lucia, via Sao Vicente, Cape Verdewww.worldcruising.comA RC Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Departure: November 19 Destination: St. Lucia www.worldcruising.comExperienced cruisers as well as those fullling a bucket list dream to cross the Atlantic make-up the capacity 300-yacht eet for both the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and the ARC+. The latter of which gives ralliers a short layover in Cape Verde prior to the transatlantic crossing to IGY s Rodney Bay 2017 FALL CARIBBEAN R ALLY R OUNDU PS Salty Dawg H appy H our




54 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 20172017 FALL CARIBBEAN R ALLY R OUNDU PS Marina, St. Lucia. Some 1500 sailors, ranging from three to 80 years old and representing more than a dozen nationalities, will enjoy a pre-departure program of seminars and safety briengs along with local tours and social activities planned in St. Lucia. The average length of boats in this years fleet is just below 50-feet. However, the Pogo 30, Avel Biz, is the small est in the ARC, while at the other end of the spectrum and sailing in the ARC+ is the Sparkman & Stevens sloop, Altair Multihulls have proved extremely popular, according to the WCCs Wyatt, with an impressive total of for ty-four catamarans and three trimarans on the entry list. The industry-award-winning Lagoon 42-2 tops the list as the most popular model of boat in the ARC with seven sailing this year. Its the first time a catamaran has been top of the pile as the boat of choice, showing the growing popularity of cruising on two hulls. A radical cruising boat in the fleet is the Rapido 60. Designed to be sailed double-handed, this 60-foot cruising trimaran is expected to break records. The ARC will be particularly special for two boats who are returning to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria three decades after they set off for their rst ARC journey, as younger generations follow, quite literally, in their parents wake, says Wyatt. One is the 45-foot Cetus, Mate ka built by Nikodem Jasi ski in 1986 and sailed by him in the ARC 1987 to Bar bados, where the rally used to make landfall. Back then, few Polish sailors took on such a journey as crossing the Atlantic. Thirty years later, and armed with Jasi skis meticulously kept log books, his daughters Elisa and Joanna, have got ten Mate ka Atlantic-ready again for ARC 2017. The other is Haji a Rival 38A which was built and sailed by Frank Nixon in the 1987 edition of the ARC. His son David and granddaugh ter Amy will now deliver Haji back to the Caribbean again, sailing the Cape Verde route. The ARC is a popular launch-pad for a round the world adventure, with 22 boats this year signed-up to sail on around the world from Saint Lucia in January with the World Cruising Clubs World ARC Rally. Vaquita powered up in the AR C


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56 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 HURRICANE I RMA, SAGE M OUNTAIN, T ORTOLA, BV I BRITISH VIRGIN I SLANDS STORY AND PHOTOS BY JULIAN PUTLEY O n T uesday, September 4th it became obvious that we, in the B ritish Virgin Islands, were going to get a direct hit from unprecedented catastrophic Category 5 H urricane Irma. It was a bone chilling realization. Less than a month prior the territory had experienced another unique weather event; torrential rains and thunderstorms for almost 20 hours, producing widespread intense ooding, unparalleled in the islands history; the ground on the volcanic island was already saturated O ur house, built into the side of Sage Mountain, is a strong, solid concrete house and we accepted three friends to ride out the storm with us. A s part of our hurricane preparations we had lled buckets and containers with water for dish washing, drinking Hurricane I rs wrath




58 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 BRITISH VIRGIN I SLANDS OBSERVATI O NS Since our relatively easy escape from absolute disaster I have made some observations that could be useful in the future. 1. With blocked and destroyed roads collection of wet and rotting garbage is impossible. Ever increasing piles of garbage are a health hazard supporting rats, cockroaches, mice and other rodents. Solution: Trash can be sorted into plastic, glass and biodegradable. Separate dumpsters are essential.2. Insects can become a real health hazard; mosquitoes carry diseases, Jack Spaniards become disoriented and sting people at random. Solution: Insect repellant (and there are good ones), although rejected by many, should be mandatory.3. Electricity lines MUST be run underground. Expensive, yes, but the only way to solve the never-ending power outages. NOW is the time to implement a sen sible, trouble-free system.4. Building codes must be brought up to a SAFE standard. Flood drains on lower and basement oors. Roofs must be either concrete at roofs or rafters tied down with re-bar. Hurricane-proof windows essential. Whole buildings redesigned to better and more rigorous standards.5. A curfew must be in place BEFORE the impact of a major hurricane with strict enforcement.6. Yachts have the capability to run from a major storm. Difcult with large charter eets but this has to be considered in the future; insurance premiums will sky rocket. End the season end of July and make arrangements to sail to Grenada, Curacao, Trinidad and other safe points south. 7. Vehicles need to be parked and protected out of ood zones and areas with potential ying debris. At least one window should be opened a crack to allow equalization of pressure to avoid window blow outs. Natural disasters bring out the best and worst in peo ple. There are those who immediately reach out to others giving support, help, encouragement, advice and resources. A small minority resort to looting, price gouging, and taking advantage of those in a weakened state. Those identied as either character type need to be exposed and highlighted for future reference. Cat off course




60 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 BRITISH VIRGIN I SLANDS and toilet ushing. O n the outside we removed trees and foliage that might threaten the house, cleared the gutters and downspouts, boarded a sliding door (left the P G T hur ricane impact proof windows) and changed propane tanks to a full one. T hen we charged our battery-operated lamps and cooked a large pressure cooker of stew and another of rice. We secured important documents and electronic items. T hen we rested and waited. T he local A M radio station 780, blared pre-hurricane banter, mundane and friendly, but somehow reassuring, with call-ins from other islands describing the conditions, the benets of roong types and drainage systems as well as comparisons with H urricane H ugo, the Cat 4/5 storm of 1989. A s the hours went by we saw the storm intensify as it came nearer, the gusts coming in ever increasing blasts. T hen the radio became silent, cell service disappeared, the power went off. A s we looked out of the windows we saw tree after tree fall, crashing sounds on the roof were nerve-wracking. Finally, at about 1.30pm the eye wall approached and the screeching wind and horizontal driving rain became continuous, visibility was down to feet. We As the eye advanced the roof began to shake; dust and plaster fell and hanging lights shook and swayed as if in an earthquake. It was as if the devil himself was trying to rip the roof off.Village Cay Marina


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64 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 A talented team of four men, who have spent their lives and livelihoods on the seas, are preparing to put A ntigua on the map once again for an in credible feat of seamanship. Eli Fuller, John Watt, N ico P sihoyos and Scott P otter will compete as T eam A nti gua in the T alisker Whiskey A tlantic Challenge. T his transT EAM A NTIGUA T RAIN S FOR T ALIS KER W H I S KEY A TLANTIC CH ALLENGEA NTIGUA BY CAROL M. BAREUT H ER P HOTO S C OURTES Y O F T EA M A NTIGUA atlantic rowing contest, billed as T he Worlds T oughest R ow and inspired by Sir Chay B lyths epic N orth A tlantic crossing in 1966, departs La Gomera in the Canary Islands on D ecember 12th on a 3,000-plus mile journey ending at N elsons D ockyard, A ntigua. T eam A ntigua will pit their pure muscle power against teams from A ustralia, Ireland, T eam A ntigua Four good men and true


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 65Italy, Scotland, South A frica, the U kraine, U .S. and U .K., fol lowing in the wake of fellow islanders on T eam Wadadli, who not only successfully completed this grueling competition in 2015, but also earned a place in the Guinness B ook of World R ecords as the oldest team of four to row across any ocean. John, N ico and myself were shing together a decade ago about 30 miles east of A ntigua when we saw a rowboat and two scruffy men coming in, tells team cap tain, Fuller. It sparked our adventurous inter est. Since then, we have seen others make the journey including our fa mous team Wadadli. We followed all the teams last year without saying or admitting that we wanted to do it. It was Captain N ick (Fuller) of T eam Wadadli who said that he wanted another team to continue the legacy of A ntiguans rowing across the A tlantic. We were contacted by a potential sponsor in May 2016 who asked us to start a team. We didnt need much more encouragement after that happened. What made this Challenge so appealing to Watt, P sihoyos and Fuller is that the three men all work, play, relax and vacation on the sea. B eing so intimately connected to the ocean for up to 40 to 90 days during this transatlantic row keeps this trio right in their element. Watt, a competitive swimmer as a kid who preferred shing and snorkeling, is now one of A ntiguas most experienced and respected offshore shermen and well known on the Caribbean tournament circuit by his team, R um and Coke. P sihoyos, who grew up on the islands waters, is a chef and artisanal com mercial sherman who supplies fresh line-caught catch to A ntiguas restaurants. Fuller, who grew up in a family of A ntiguan shermen, divers and sail ors, represented the island in the 1988 Summer O lympics in windsurng T eam captain E li Fuller N ico Psihoyos


66 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 A NTIGUA Subscribe to ALL AT SEAU.S. Subscriber, 12 issues $29.95 Canada Subscriber, 12 issues $39.95 Non-U.S./Canada Subscriber, 12 issues $64.95 Read what you love... all the time, any time! and now owns and operates the A dventure A ntigua excursion company. T he T alisker Whiskey A tlantic Challenge requires a four-person team, therefore the trio asked Scott P otter to join them. P otter, a kite surfer and classmate of Fuller, is one of the most sought after personal trainers on the island. A nother unique feature of this Challenge that appealed to the team was the requirement of a donation of funds to a charity. T eam A ntiguas members have collaborated with an environmental awareness group and N ational P arks A nti gua to establish a protected Marine P ark just outside N el sons D ockyard. Just getting to the start line in La Gomera can be a test due to the logistics of planning, sponsor ship, individual sched ules and training. O n this last point, the team has enlisted the help of elite personal trainer and past T alisker Whisky A tlantic Challenge competitor, Gus B arton, founder of Gus B arton B espoke Fit ness in the U K, who ew to A ntigua. B arton created training programs tailored to improve each of the four rowers weaknesses. In addition, the team is training on the water together at least three to four times a week ahead of the D ecember start. A nother pre-event need is that of acquiring a boat. More specically, a R annoch 45 row boat. T his is a 24-foot long, six-foot wide self-righting boat with two cabins front and stern, says Watt. We will have Theres no powerboat support that follows each team on their oceangoing row. Therefore, each team member is required to take navigational, first aid and ocean rowing courses to assure selfsufficiency as much as possible. John Watt


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68 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 WE ARE MOVING FORWARD Caribbean More technology. More expertise. More service. The same sailmaking team. St. Maarten Sails and Canvas N.V. has teamed up with Ullman Sails. Biminis & Dodgers Cushions Upholstery General Canvas WorkOpposite Island Water World: +1(721) 544-5231 / +1(721) 520-6484 / ANGUILLA RACING TORTOLAS WATERTOY AND WATERSPORTS EXPERTSWATER TOY RENTALS FOR YOUR CHARTER! ALSO PRIVATE DAY TRIPS THROUGH THE BVI! Island Surf and Sail Ltd two guys rowing and two guys sleeping at all times on a two-hour shift system around the clock. T he electrical compo nents such as G P S are all powered by solar panels. We have a water maker on board, which will provide fresh water for drinking and cooking. For food, we will have freeze dried meals. B y adding water, we can rehydrate some delicious calorie-packed foods to keep us well fueled. T hers no powerboat support that follows each team on their ocean-going row. T herefore, each team member is required to take navigational, rst aid and ocean rowing courses to assure self-sufciency as much as possible. T here is a race D uty O fcer on call and organizers, A tlantic Campaigns SL, do have two support yachts that shadow the eet from a distance, but are not close enough to all teams always to immediately assist. O ur plan is to complete the race in the top ve teams and to make the crossing in under 40 days. T here are many variables working against us such as equipment failures, weather, cur rents and health, just to name a few. We understand any one of these factors will play a part during our row. H owever, the tough times will pass making way for the unforgettable moments, says Fuller. For more information and to follow and support Team Antigua, visit: Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Just getting to the start line in La Gomera can be a test due to the logistics of planning, sponsorship, individual schedules and training. Scott PotterA NTIGUA




70 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 HIKING G RENADA S R AINFORES T S G RENADA STORY AND PHOTOS BY R O S IE BURR O ne great reason to love Grenada, and there are many, is the number of walking and hiking opportuni ties that take you through nutmeg and cocoa plantations, tropical rainforest and the mountainous interior. Grenada is literally a web of paths and trails. Y ou can walk long san dy beaches marvelling at the crystal clear water like at gorgeous Grand A nse beach. Y ou can hike through the shaded jungle revelling in the coolness as you escape the coastal heat or you can trek through plantations and discover why Grenada is known as the Island of Spice. While I wont go as far as to say the paths and trails are well marked there are plenty that are not so difcult to follow. O ne of the best places to go hiking is the Grand Etang R ain Standing on top of the world at Mount Qua Qua L ooking back at G rand E tang on the Mount Qua Qua and Concord Falls trail


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 71 forest which has over 35km of recreational trails. T he N o 6 bus from St. Geors bus terminal will take you right up to the visitors centre. H ere you will nd a number of vendors and guides offering their services, and if you are lucky you might get to see the Mona monkeys especially if you bring a banana. Even on a warm day it is so much cooler in the mountains and the sky is often hazy with a layer of mist a welcome break from the searing tropical sun. T his whole area is lled with bromeliads, ferns, (including the endemic Grand Etang fern), lofty bamboos, towering ma hogany and gigantic gommier trees, stunning red heliconia and wild orchids. T here are several trails in this area; from the short and easy Morne La B aye Lookout (approx 10 minutes), which leads to a viewing platform looking out across the west coast to the Shoreline T rail (approx 90 minutes), which follows the crater lake of the extinct volcano though you will not see much of the lake as the trail takes you The trail to Mount Qua Qua, starting on the road down to St. Georges, has some breathtaking views from the mountain ridge and although hilly, the path is easy to follow. Again this can be a muddy and slippery trail and proper footwear is essential. O ut Hashing with the Hash House Harriers a weekly event held at different locations around the island


72 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 G RENADAthrough tropical rainforest. It can be exceptionally muddy around the small decaying bridges and especially so dur ing rainy season. T he trail to Mount Qua Qua, starting on the road down to St. Geors, has some breathtaking views from the mountain ridge and although hilly, the path is easy to follow. A gain this can be a muddy and slippery trail and proper footwear is essential. A t the summit is a large boulder that you can climb, if you dare, and stand on what seems like the top of the world. R etrace your steps back to the visitor centre or take the Mount Qua Qua to Concord Falls T rail (approx four hours), a far more challenging hike. Most of this hike down the steep west side of the island is under the tall, dark canopy of the rainforest. Even in dry season you will be wading through mud and crossing rivers following the markers tied in the trees. T his is not for the faint hearted. T he reward at the bottom though is worth the efMost of this hike down the steep west side of the island is under the tall, dark canopy of the rainforest. Even in dry season you will be wading through mud and crossing rivers following the markers tied in the trees.T he G rand E tang Forest R eserve has 35km of trails the lake is 1740ft above seas level T he G rand E tang Visitors information centre T he start of the Mount Qua Qua and Concord Falls trails


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74 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 G RENADAfort a dip in the gorgeous Concord Falls. s a further two miles down the road to the bus stop back to St Geors. H iking options in Grenada are plentiful; pick any of Grenadas spectacular waterfalls and you will nd hiking opportunities. T o the north of the island is the 450 acre Levera N ational R e serve, an important wildlife habitat that has lush, green outer islands, stunning sandy beaches where nesting turtles lay their eggs, mangrove swamps and a 45 acre lagoon you can walk around. A t the southern end of the island La Sagesse N a ture Centre is another wildlife area surrounded by trails and secluded beaches. A n excellent resource to nd hikes and trails (anywhere in the world) is Wikiloc ( where you can nd (or upload) hiking and cycling trails and other outdoor activi ties. Just type in the area or island you are in or search on the world map and you will nd info on all the trails anyone trails (anywhere in the world) is Wikiloc or upload) hiking and cycling trails and other outdoor activities. T he Mona monkeys at G rand E tang




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78 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 DASH WIN S R ACING: A RU B A I NTERNATIONAL R EGATTA E ARN S G OLDARUB A BY CAROL M. BAREUT H ER T here was something for everyone at the A ruba In ternational R egatta, held A ugust 18 to 20 off Surfside B each. For example, classes for the 37 entries ranged from those for large keelboats to small optimist dinghies, winds blew from a near breathless two to blustery 25 knots and entries came from as far away as the U .S., P uerto R ico and St. Maarten to the nearby fellow AB C islands of B onaire and Curaao. T wo points stood out. First, there was an unprecedented seventh in a row overall victory for the J/35 Dash in the racing class. Secondly, the regatta served as a trendsetter for sustainability at Caribbean regattas. e only had Dash for six weeks when we entered the regatta, so our hopes were set on doing as well as we could without expectations, explains regatta organizer, Eric Mijts, who purchased the boat in July from Curaaos R emco van D ortmondt, who sailed his rival J/105, Vuja De. Winds didnt exceed six knots at rst, so the rst race was long. Winning it for us was based on balance and tactics. We also won all the other races, which gave us the win in racing class. We knew the speed potential of the Dash but we were surprised how easily we managed to make the boat work optimally Mijts team members included veteran sailors A nita A erts and Martin van der Velden. van D ortmondt on his Vuja De nished second and newcomer Vejigante, sailed by P uerto R icos P e dro Marcucci, placed third in racing class. O pen Class racing was equally exciting, with A rubas A nthony H agedorns O cean 505, Moore 24, nishing rst. T his proved an incredibly sweet feat considering H agedorn, who has sailed this event for many years and on many boats like Sun sh and a Grand Soliel 43, opted to race a friends neglected boat this year. T he craft hadnt been hauled out for three Phoenix (foreground) chasing van Dortmondts Vuja De in the R acing Class


NOVEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 79 years, the mast was out of tune, and the spinnaker and main sail were both made out of 2.7-ounce cloth heavy enough to suit a boat twice the size. T he secret to our success was good starts and lots of patience with a rookie crew except for one, my nephew, who knows the boat and did jib and kite trimming duties, says H agedorn. O f the other two, one never raced and the other never sailed under spinnaker; the latter did fore deck duties. We kept it informal, gave calm instructions to the crew and made lots of funny jokes, but all the while concentrated on the business we had come to do. Curaaos Winfried Merkies Melody and Eric Maris Robaina U nbeatable E ric Mijts J/35 Dash, R acing Class winner Beach Cats set the pace A at Hoek (right) and crew T heo Kock, winners of Beach Cat class


80 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2017 AR U B A T he A ruba International R egatta received gold status this year from the N ewport, R hode Island-headquartered Sailors for the Sea Clean R egattas P rogram and lived up to this reputation thanks to the efforts of sustainability ofcer, A nita A erts, who set up a number of activities to promote responsible resource management during the event. O ne of these was the making of the regatta awards from reclaimed plastics and wood by the A ruban sustainability initiative B renchies Lab. A merican sailor and environmental activist T yson B ottenus gave a talk at the awards ceremony about Sailors for the Seas initiatives. T he event brings together the sailors of different disciplines and from different places in the world, to celebrate sailing and friendship in a sustainable fashion, says Mijts, who with the help of Joost H orward and A nthony H agedoorn organized the successful regatta. Special thanks to our sponsors and valuable support of the D utch marines, who provided safety and support at sea. For full results, visit: A RUBA S AILING S CH OOL R ECEIVES DO NATI O N FR O M BO AT S ALEIt was a sell a boat to buy more boats philosophy that led Aruban entrepreneur and amateur boat builder Rik van der Vaart to donate the US $1500 he received from the sale of his newly-built Welsford-designed 15-foot open shing boat, called a Seagull, to Stichting Youth Watersports Aruba (SYWA) to expand its eet of Optimist dinghies. The vision behind this was that the more kids that learn how to sail a boat, the bet ter it is for Aruba, says van der Vaart, who received assistance on the build from Yair Lichtenstein. Arubas nature and ocean are so beautiful and offer a great opportunity to teach kids sailing and appreciate nature even mor Kooyman Aruba donated wood and plywood for the boat. Studio Advisory, the main sponsor of the Aruba International Regatta, contributed the rest of the needed materials such as epoxy, varnish and deck plates. Van der Vaart and Lichtenstein began building the Seagull in August 2013 and nished in July 2017, put ting an estimated 350 manhours into the job. A symbolic check was presented at a small ceremony at the SYWA school in September, with the young students and instructor in attendance. For more information about this project, visit: www. nished second and third, respectively, in the O pen Class. D inghy classes didnt lack for thrills either as A at H oek, who won the B each Cat class with crew T heo Kock, aboard his N acra Inter 20, can attest. In fact, racing for H oek and Kock began with a shakedown sail from the boats regular spot at the Fishermans H ut on the north side of the island to the regattas venue near O ranjestad to the south. T he rst days light air racing proved challenging, yet the duo ended rst in the six-boat class. T he sailing wasnt as smooth for the duo on the second day. T he winds came back with a vengeance to typical 20-plus knot A ruban conditions, H oek tells. U nfortunately, we pushed a bit too hard and ripped our front sail completely. T hat meant the end of the rst race for us and a score thankfully we could drop. We had a chance to x the boat and start again for the second race in the afternoon thanks to T heos wife, A geeth, who risked her life by picking up a spare jib sail on the other side of O ranjestad by motorbike and bringing it to us. T hat made T heo and I even more motivated to defend our rst-place position and we ultimately did.




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NOVEMBER 2 0 1 7 ALLATSEA.NET 107 CLASS IFI EDS For Sale For Sale Vacation RentalWANTED WORKIN G P A R T NE R for a growing marine canvas business. Financing possible. An opportunity to own a boating related business on a tropical island. info@thomas Business OpportunityEVE R YTH I N G NEEDS T O GO B RI N G ALL O FFE R S! J 120 Cruiser Racer 1999 Price $120K. Sportfisherman vintage Rybovich 46, one engine M A I NTE C I N S T MAA R TEN A R E L OOKI N G F OR A W OO D W ORK E R/ SH IP W RIG HT Person we are looking for should have at least 7 years proven in the marine industry either boat building or repair. Should have knowledge of glass fibre work and finishing products. Will be expected to have own per sonal hand tools. Experience with teak deck replacement a plus. Candidates must be eligible to work on both the French and Dutch sides of the island. Will be required Employment Employment Employmentto have experience in driving tenders or be wiling to be trained. Only email CVs will be accepted. Email maintec@sintmaarten.netY A C HT M ANA G EMENT CO M P ANY BASED IN THE BRI T I SH VIRGIN ISLANDS I S L OOKI N G F OR A QU AL I F I ED M A RI NE SE R V IC E TE C H N ICI AN to join our team. Experience and training specifically in marine electronics and refrigeration would be preferred; as well as a good general working knowledge and ability to troubleshoot and work on marine sub systems and marine diesel engines and generators. Work references would be needed, and remuneration would be provided on application. Please make contact with Graeme on bridgraem@ SPECIALS: Free night Baby Boomer/Senior Citizen Discount ST. JOHN, USVI #157 Enighed Cruz Bay turns other missing parts DETROIT 6V92, project, otherwise Rolls Royce when ready. Price $90k Wellcraft 27 ft Cuddy Cabin, calcuta top 2x225 Yamahas 2 stroke 400 hours minor project $25k Chris Craft Scorpion 311 central console 2x225 Mercury EFI, minor project $25k Sea Rescue rib 30 ft 2x200 Johnson in working condition, minor project $18K Rinker Captiva 282/2003 Cuddy Cabin, full enclosure, inboard Mercury 496 ... 400HP in great condition $35K Cigarette 50ft converted as bow rider and for 3 outboard engines max 36 pax ... $70K Ford Expedition 2003 4X4 ...$5K Email or call +1 721 522 4861 2X C RU SADE R 7.4 M PI G AS EN GI NES 375 HP each. Perfect working condition. Re-powering. Located in Dominica. Contact: under or 767 277 2571. Any reasonable offer considered.F AM I LY OP E R ATED ECOLOD G E I N DO M I N IC A L OOK I N G F OR A HANDS ON R ES I DENT ASS I STANT MAN A G E R. English required. French a plus Lodging and food provided. From July or Nov 17 Long term oppor tunity. Couples considered. Modest pay but no expenses. riverside@citruscreek MA C H I N I ST BENC H F I TTE R FABRIC AT OR required for machine shop. Tortola, Virgin Islands. Applicant must have at least five years experience in workshop processes and practice using standard machine shop tools and equipment. general duties to include turning, milling, boring, grinding, tube bending. WELDE R /FABRIC AT OR Must have 10 years experience in welding stainless and aluminum with T.I.G & M.I.G. and ARC. Must be able to use standard bending, cutting, roll forming and shearing equipment to manufacture to close tolerances. Ability to work unsupervised a necessity. mail cv to 346 6735 LIST Y OUR JO B S HE R E! Starting at just $35/month Subscribe to ALL AT SEAU.S. Subscriber, 12 issues $29.95 Canada Subscriber, 12 issues $39.95 Non-U.S./Canada Subscriber, 12 issues $64.95 Read what you love... all the time, any time!

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108 ALLATSEA.NET NOVEMBER 2 0 1 7 F reshly picked fruits and vegetables are exposed to a lot of light and different temperatures during their journey from farm to table via the grocery store and they lose some of their nutrition. Produce purchased at your local Farmers Market has less of a journey. For maximum goodness, food purchased should be eaten as soon as possible after purchase. Frozen fruits and vegetables are picked at their peak and frozen immediately, so they are often more nutritious than fresh produce. Also they can save you time and money, less waste.S UCC OTASH Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Serves: 4 64 tbsp vegetable oil onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 12oz pkg frozen edamame (green soybeans) thawed 2 zucchinis, chopped GARNISH: Basil leaves and dill Heat oil in a large skillet (I like to use cast iron) add onions and saut for a minute Add red peppers and edamames. Then add zucchinis and squash. Cook a little more, add butter, corn and tomatoes. Season with freshly ground pepper and sea salt. For the last few minutes, lay some basil leaves and dill on top. Tip: Can be used as a starter, a side dish and I sometimes use it as a main dish and place it over rice or quinoa. S H ALLOT QUIN OA Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: 4-6M IRPOI X: 1 clove of garlic, peeled and sliced 2 green onions, chop and separate white and green 1/2 shallot, peeled and thinly sliced S alt and pepper 1-1/2 tsp red wine vinegarHeat the olive oil in a small heavy-bottomed pot on medium heat. Add the Mirpoix (garlic, white bottoms of green onion and shallot), and sprinkle with bit of salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are soft. Add vinegar and stir and let reduce for about a minute. Add the quinoa. Stir to toast. Add broth, increase heat to high. Stir, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes. Remove lid, stir in green onion tops. Season with salt and pepper to taste. PR OTE IN P A CK E D D A RK CH O C OLATE D EL IGH T Prep time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 5 minutes Chilling time: 15 minutes. Serves: 4 7oz good quality dark chocolate (like Green + blacks 70% bars), roughly choppedL ine a sheet pan with parchment paper, set aside. Bring small pot of water to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer. Put the chocolate in a glass bowl and set over water. Stir chocolate until completed melted. Immediately pour it onto the prepared pan. Evenly sprinkle the almonds, coconut, and salt over the chocolate. Put pan in freezer until chocolate sets, about 15 minutes. Break chocolate into pieces and eat immediately. If any left over, store in an air tight container in refrigerator. Capt. Jan Robinsons Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is avail able at your local marine or bookstore. Visit www.shiptoshoreINC. com email FA R M TO T ABLE O R FR EEZER TO T ABLE! T HE DI SH BY CA P N JA N RO BIN SO N R ed pepper akes (to taste) Pink H imalayan salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 cup of quinoa, (mixed colors) rinsed 2 cups of vegetable broth 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp sliced almonds 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut akes 1 tsp Maldon sea salt 2 squash, chopped 12 plum tomatoes, sliced in half and sprinkled with sea salt 4 ears fresh corn kernels, cut from the cob or frozen and thawed S alt and pepper to taste

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