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ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS D IALYSIS FOR YOUR DIESEL Inside: Family Cruisin The Joys of Choosing CrewWATERSPORTS: A P addlers G uide to Caribbean Kayaking F REE DECEMBER 2017

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8 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 T he festive season is here and after the difculties of the last few months, courtesy of hurricanes Irma and Maria, you can be sure the islands are ready to party in true Caribbean style. When our senior writer Carol Bareuther was compiling her annual list of Holiday Happenings, contacting the various islands for details of Christmas and New Year festivities, the response she received was outstanding, it seems the islands are ready to rock. December is a wonderful time to be in the Caribbean, the heat of previous months has drained away, the cooling trade winds push cotton wool clouds around a sky of deep blue and the sea embraces like warm bath water. The islands have something for everyone. Party animals can revel in nonstop action, while romantics can enjoy intimate, beach-side dinners under a million stars. Anchorages offer solitude for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the 21st century, while the more sociable can join a lively community of like-minded cruisers to share potluck dinners and join in activities such as island tours, hiking and happy hour. The festive season adds to all thats on offer, turn to page 48 for our guide to this years Holiday Happenings and prepare to lime Caribbean style. Every month, All At Sea brings you stories and features from the Caribbean, and what we refer to as the Caribbean covers a huge area from the Bahamas in the north, the Turks and Caicos, the Islands of the Lesser Antilles, north coast of South America, and the western Caribbean including Panama. Although we focus on these areas, occasionally a feature from beyond the Caribbean nds its way onto the page, as is the case this month. The story is by Birgit Hackl and her partner who sailed extensively in the Caribbean before pushing on into the Pacic. Birgit often writes technical or how to articles for the magazine so when she pitched a story about how a cruising couple are helping thousands of South Sea islanders by providing them with free eye glasses my rst thought was to turn it down. Then along came the hurricanes of September and I changed my mind. You already know the outcome of the hurricanes in terms of damage, but what you probably dont know is just how many cruising and sailing Gary E. Brown, Editor See you on the water! CARIBBEAN FEST IVE S PE CT A C LESEDITORS LOGLike us on Facebookwww.facebook.com/ALLATSEACaribbean Follow us on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/allatseacarib organizations from around the world, private yachts, mega yacht crews and concerned individuals offered to help those who lost so much in the storms. Many offered cash, others offered food and clothing, while others wanted to donate but simply didnt know how. And thats why I decided to run the story about cruisers collecting glasses for those in need. Im not suggesting everyone dash to the Caribbean with tons of used eyeglasses, I want the article to stimulate ideas, help us think outside the box and recognize that when disaster strikes there is more to aid than donations that might go unused or even unwanted. One of the most disheartening sounds on a boat is the whirr of a starter motor and an engine that cranks but refuses to start. Perhaps even worse is an engine that starts and then shudders to a stop. On a motorboat, you are dead in the water. On a sailboat, you are about to hone your sailing skills or join the motorboat in calling for a tow. Many such problems can be avoided by making sure your diesel fuel, the engines lifeblood, is clean. This lesson was brought home to me with a vengeance when my engine died as I entered a narrow cut. Looking at the bowl on the Racor lter told me what the problem was. When I removed the bowl, the diesel it contained was like mulligatawny soup. On page 48, Captain/Engineer Jeff Werner looks at fuel maintenance and how to install a fuel system that will keep your engine running sweetly. The team at All At Sea wishes everyone a Happy Holiday sea son. See you in 2018. EV E RY MONTH, Gary records a podcast of his Column. Listen online or download from allatsea.net or http://garyebrown.net/ audiovideo.html told me what the problem was. When I removed the bowl, the diesel it contained was like mulligatawny soup.

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10 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 COVER SHOT: Legendry calypsonian Foxy Callwood plays Santa aboard the Tortola Sloop, Endeavour II 32 28 RACING CIRCUIT RORC Transatlantic Race 32 FAMILY C RUISING The Joys of Choosing Crew36 I NT E RNATIONAL Glasses For the Solomon Islands 40 C APTAINS & C R E W Sailing at Night Part II: Dont Be Afraid of the Dark44 T E CHNICAL T IPS Dialysis For Your Diesel Continued on page 12 D E C E M BER 2017 T he Caribbeans Waterfront MagazineDEPARTM ENTS 8 EDITORS L OG 14 W H E R E IN TH E W ORLD? 16 C ARIBB E AN NE WS 19 EV E NT C AL E NDAR 20 NE W P RODUCTS 22 S AILING H UMOR John and Jane Sailing with Charlie: Time to Raise a Glass ... and Up Your Premiums R ESOUR C ES 86 I SLAND RE AL ESTATE G UID E 89 C ARIBB E AN B ROK E RAG E 98 MARK E TPLAC E 106 SPONSOR DIR E CTORY 108 T H E DISH Wassail ... It Must Be Christmas FEATURES 48 C ARIBB E ANS TYL E NAUTICAL H OLIDAY HAPP E NINGS 56 TE N T OP P LAC E S TO K AYAK IN TH E C ARIBB E AN PHOTOS BY L ORRAINE E SCHER

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12 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN14 MAP 60 G R E NADA Cruise and Booze: A Guide to the Must Try Bars of Grenada66 BONAIR E Bonaire Celebrates 50 Years of International Sailing Regattas The Revival of Bonairs Sailing Fishing Boats P ublisher: C HRIS KE NNAN publisher@allatsea.net Editorial D irector: G ARY B ROWN gary@allatsea.net A rt D irector: A MY K LIN E DINST amyk@allatsea.net A dvertising I nquiries: advertising@allatsea.net (410) 929-2248 C lient R elations: N ICOL E KE NNAN nicole@allatsea.net A ccounting, S ubscriptions: accounting@allatsea.net Owned and Published by Kennan Holdings, LLC 382 NE 191st Street #32381 Miami, Florida 33179-3899 phone (410) 929-2248 fax (815) 377-3831 The views and opinions of the contributors to this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers or editors. Accordingly, the publishers and editors disclaim all responsibility for such views and opinions. Check us out online at:www.allatsea.net 78 T RINIDAD Cruisers Gather at Dawn: Market Day in Port of Spain, Trinidad ISLAN D EVENTS & I NTERESTS78 NEXT MONTH IN ALL AT SEA : Guide to Caribbean Spring Regattas D EC E MB E R 2017 R ESOUR C ES 82 C ARIBB E AN M ARINAS 84 C ARIBB E AN B OATYARDS 85 S OUTH E AST U.S. MARINAS & B OATYARDSPHOTO L ORRAINE E SCHER

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14 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 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 SLAND EVEN T S & I N T ERES T S ALL A T SE A S Caribbean Coverage WHERE IN T HE WORLD ? Congratulations Joe and L ucy and thanks for reading A LL A T S E A Joe and Lucy Chada, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, recently visited Tanzania where they went on safari. While there, they stopped to visit a school where they shared the Caribbeans famous nautical publication, All At Sea with a class of Maasai school children. Tanzania (ofcially the United Republic of Tanzania) is home to Mount Kilimanjaro. Over 100 different languages are spoken in Tanzania, making it the most linguistically diverse country in East Africa. 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: subscribe@allatsea.net or mail to: 382 N E 191st S treet #32381, M iami, Florida, 33179-3899.

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 15 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. PAGE 70 The Revival of Bonairs Sailing Fishing Boats PAGE 66 Bonaire Celebrates 50 Years of International Sailing Regattas PAGE 60 Cruise and Booze: A Guide to the Must Try Bars of Grenada

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16 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 IGY E XPANSION CONTINUE S WITH TWO N E W ADDITIONS TO ITS PORTF OLIO Island Global Yachting Marinas have expanded their presence in Latin America with the addition of Golto Marina Village Costa Rica. The 50-slip facility, owned by Hacienda El Dorado S.A., marks the fourth marina to join IGYs lineup in this region, following Marina Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Red Frog Beach Island Marina, Panama, and Marina Santa Marta, Colombia. IGY Marinas has seen travelers become more selective in their yachting itineraries to Central America, making Golto Marina Village a welcome addition to our portfolio, said Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas. Our network of clientele has come to know and appreciate our award-winning customer service, desired amenities, and internationally trained staff that is wellversed in many foreign policies. We look forward to welcoming our guests to our newest destination in Costa Rica. Golto Marina Village is situated on the Pacic Ocean and outside of the hurricane zone, making it a safe harbor for guests. It is also the only approved drop-off and pick-up zone for yacht transport ships on the west coast of Central and South America. Golto Marina Village operates as one of the only private, natural deep-water marinas in the world that can accommodate vessels up to 500 feet (152 meters). The facilitys eco-friendly design maximizes the preservation of its surrounding natural setting one marked by unob structed bay views along with government-protected rainforests and beaches. Located in the historic Pacic Town of Golto, the marina is the ideal destination for guests looking to fully immerse themselves in Costa Ricas Pura Vida lifestyle, with world-class sport shing, whale watching, canopy tours, hiking, beachside horseback riding, paddle boarding, windsurng, shopping and more. Overseeing all marina management and operations will be Andy Caballero, the facilitys newly appointed general manager. An industry veteran, Caballero began his career as director of the Marine Protected Areas on St. Maarten. He holds a degree in C ARIBBEAN NEWSView from the marina office, Golfito Village Marina, Costa Rica

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18 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017CA RIBB EAN NEW S Marine Sciences from Barry University in Miami, Florida. Meanwhile, in the M editerranean IGY Marinas and P&O Marinas, a subsidiary of DP World, have announced a new-build superyacht marina project in Ste, France, with construction to start at the end of the year. Once open, it will offer 12 dedicated superyacht berths for the worlds largest vessels of up to 328 feet (100 meters) with a maximum draft of 23 feet (7 meters). Other features include electrical facilities; fuel service arrangements; in-slip grey and black water pump-out; high level security; and Wi-Fi. Marina guests will also have access to the worlds leading and largest vessel support network the IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partners, which offers a range of services from provisioning, crew training and full range insurance to emergency health services, maritime travel and satellite communications. The site of the marina will be in the heart of Ste, which is known as the Little Venice of France; it is an ofcial Port of Entry and fully ISPS compliant. For the latest information on all IGY Marinas, visit: www. IGYMarinas.com O NLY SURVIVING T ORTOLA S LOOP BATTE R E D NOT BROK E N There was good news out of the BVI following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. What is thought to be the only surviving Tortola Sloop, Endeavour II came through the storms battered but not broken. Endeavor II was built in the backyard of Foxys Bar on Jost Van Dyke by the Jost Van Dyke (BVI) Preservation Society. The project was part of a maritime heritage revival program to rekindle sailing traditions. The boat rode out the two storms in her hurricane slip at Village Cay Marina, Tor tola. To learn more about Endeavour visit www.jvdps. org or contact susan@jvdps.org for details. S AINT C ROIX Y ACHT C LUB I NT E RNATIONAL RE GATTA P OSTPON E D UNTIL M ARCH In recovery from Hurricane Maria, St. Croix Yacht Club has rescheduled its 25th International Regatta, says Club Commodore, Karen Stanton. The regatta, originally set for November 10thth, is now slated for March 9thth 2018. S T. T HO M AS INTERNATI ONAL R EGATTA SET FOR MARC H 23RD -25TH 2018Organizers of the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) say that 2018 event, set for March 23rd to 25th, will take place as scheduled despite damage to the is land from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The host, St. Thomas Yacht Club, suffered some damage and the eet took more than a few dents, but the venue for fantastic round the island races is still very much here. The resilience of regatta organizers, sponsors, volunteers, and club members as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands business community, hotel and tourism sectors is strong. Never in the 45-year history of STIR has a fall storm, even a major one, interrupted the running of the Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing, and it will not in 2018, the Club said. Show your support and be part of our islands recovery and future by registering now for the Round the Rocks Regatta, March 22nd and St. Thomas Interna tional Regatta. For more info or to register online, visit : www.stthomasinternationalregatta.com St. Thomas International Regatta Bring your own boat or charter! P HOTO : D EAN B ARNES /STIR

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 19 Offshore Risk Management Better Boat Insurance Better Aviation Insurance Specialty Risks Insurance Anywhere. Anytime. www.offshorerisk.com F LAGS PROVIDED BY FLAGSPOT NET BAR B ADOS JANUARY 16 24The Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race www.mountgayrumround barbadosrace.com info@mountgayrumround barbadosrace.com 246-426-4434 GRENADAJAN 29 FE B 3 Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week www.grenadasailing week.com info@grenadasailing week.com S T. T HOMAS, U S VI JANUARY 13 14St Thomas Yacht Club Annual MLK Regatta www.styc.net 340-775-9000 T ORTOLA, BVID E C E MB E R 2 Gustav Wilmerding Annual Memorial Challenge www.weyc.net mcmechanics@ surfbvi.com 284 495-1002 D E C E MB E R 16 Commodors Race & Annual Club Prizegiving www.royalbviyc.org E VENT CALEN D ARPlease send future events to editor@allatsea.net. This month and next months events are currently published here and at www.allatsea.net. Your specific area may or may not be shown based on identified activities for these months.B OAT S HOW : A NT IGU A DE C E MB E R 4 10 Antigua Charter Yacht Show www.antiguayacht show.com acym@candw.ag 268-460-1059 F ISHING T OURNAMENT : BONA I RE JANUARY 18 20Bonaire International & Local Fishing Tournament www.bonaireshing tournaments.com Bonaire@budget marine.com GRENADA JANUARY 24 28Budget Marine Spice Island Billsh Tournament www.sibt.gd franciskira@gmail.com 473-440-3753 S AILING R EGATTA: A NT IGU A D E C E MB E R 31 Nelsons Pursuit Race www.antiguayacht club.com yachtclub@candw.ag Drawing competitive sailors from across the USVI, the BVI, and Puerto Rico, events include an Optimist Clinic, Captain Nicks Race, and two days of international regatta racing in the Buck Island channel. More information, visit: www.stcroixyc.com

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20 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017P OW E RBOAT M ANAG E R AND S AILBOAT M ANAG E R Despite the proliferation of electronics on board todays average boat, owners know that manual alternatives are needed should systems fail. Log books are a time-tested means of keeping essential information in a central location. Bernard Engraving offers the comprehensive Power Boat Manager and Sailboat Manager onboard reference logs as an ongoing repository of valuable data. They make excellent gifts for holidays or special occasions. Each book includes pre-printed forms for documenting owner and vessel information, medical histories, basic piloting, equipment and supplies inventory, and other data. A maintenance log creates a valuable history of vessel care. Color-coded tabs keep sections organized. The Powerboat Manager and Sailboat Manager also contain portable, laminated quick reference cards. They cover basic safety guidelines such as proper sound signals, distress communication, and emergency procedures for re, leaks and man overboard situations. Both log books are formatted as 3-ring binders with 6 x 9 loose leaf pages. When opened, the 8-1/4 x 9-3/4 rugged poly cover provides a hard writing surface. Ideal for charter eets, the company also offers individual GPS, radio, guest and ships log books. www.bernardengraving.com N EW P RO D U CT S Compact Slimline Low ProfileC OMPACT HE AT RE LI EF WITH WE BASTO A IR H ANDL E RS Thers no reason boat owners need to tolerate hot and stuffy cabins. BlueCool A-Series Air Handlers from Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc. create luxuriously refreshing on board environments in any climate. Whisper-quiet, vibration-free, thoroughly innovative and compact, theyre designed to t into even the smallest vessels. A completely new modular system concept, the BlueCool A-Series is exible to a wide range of installation demands and highly customizable. The standard Compact model has overall minimized volume, the horizontal Low Prole has reduced height and the Slimline is the vertical version with less depth. Cooling capacities range from 4-36 kBTU/h. A video demonstration can be found at: bit.ly/2kSmDtd All three models feature Webastos innovative Instant Drain Condensate Management System. With this revolutionary design, water spills and pooling are a problem of the past, even when the boat is heeled up to 30 degrees or running in choppy seas. Lateral water diverter plates on the heat exchangers help direct condensate away; additional trays and micro pumps are no longer needed with this unique system. Based on Webastos plug and play principles, the BlueCool A-Series is easily accessorized and upgraded. It accommodates the optional EMH 230V in-line electrical heating element. With three two-way bypass valves, it will heat or cool different on board spaces independent of one another. The BlueCool A-Series is easily operated with the elegant new BlueCool MyTouch display. With its 2.4 color touchscreen, users can program and manage on board climates in ten languages. www.webasto-marine.com

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22 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 but a doer as well. A few days later she noticed an ad in the paper looking for a nurse. Shed had some medical training, but what intrigued her was not the job but rather the venue. It was aboard a sailing ship about to set off on an around the world cruise. She applied. She got the job. It was almost as if shed been let out of jail. London faded. SAILING HUMOR BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDER JOHN AND JANE J ane was a bored shrink in London who felt there should be more to life than riding the Tube into work, listening to a person-with-too-much-money complain, and then riding the Tube home again. She felt life was passing her by. This is common. The case could even be made that this life-stage is just a natural part of growing up. But Jane herself was not common. She was not merely a dreamer, John and Jane

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 23 The Pacic was now her backyard. The lofty isles of the Marquesas ew by, the drowned isles of the low-lying Tuamotus had to be carefully avoided, and Les les de la Socit beckoned. She was young. The Polynesian men were like muscular gods. The air invigorated and the palm fronds seemed to wave welcome. Jane felt very alive, very lit up, very willing to taste the lushness around her. A year passed. Or was it two? It didnt matter. She was tanned. She swam everyday. She ate well, slept well, and laughed easily. Her life was a tire swing. She couldnt wait to wake up in the morning to see what the new day would bring. And she could no longer remember the timid lass whod ridden the Tube into the City everyday, while kind of existing and yet never really living. Whale! a passenger said as her ship was steaming into Hong Kong. Everyone ran to the port side and looked into the water. There! shouted another. Jane looked too. At rst, she, too, thought it was a whale. But then she realized her mistake as the British submarine surfaced beside her sailing ship. Its hatch slowly opened. The formally-dressed crew led out at attention to ring the ship. Then the skipper came out in his dress-whites and stood proudly atop the conning tower. He wasnt a big man, but there was something about him; something British and sterling about the set of his chiseled jaw, his piercing eyes. And he had a dark bushy beard. And he made Jane suck in her breath and think; this is the most handsome man Ive ever seen. Now here you have two sailors from the same small island nation and yet totally different backgroundsof whom must sail away the following Five short days. Five sleepless days of love and seduction and passion.

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24 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017The two vessels soon drifted apartbut that magnicent vi sion never left Jane. It is in her heart to this day. Her own ship was soon full of hustle and bustle as the previous passengers left and the new ones arrived. There were fresh medicines to be inventoried and bills of lading to be signed. And that is why she was on deck when a member of the British embassy staff came up the gangplank to inquire if there were any British citizens aboard who would like to attend a party. Thers a least one, said Jane brightly. The party, as it turned out, was for the crew of the British submarine and within moments of the skipper making his grand entrance into the room, Jane was shamelessly irting with him. Now here you have two sailors from the same small island nation and yet totally different backgroundsboth of whom must sail away the following weekend. So it was only ve days. Five short days. Five sleepless days of love and seduc tion and passion. And, to this day, Jane blushes. e were he was I was we were, er, insatiable , she says. We made every second countevery look, every gesture; each breath! Then Jane sailed off in one direction and John (for that was his name: John, but to Jane it seemed as if shed never really heard that name before) sailed off in another. And that was that. Except that John couldnt concentrate. And Jane spent a lot of time at the end of the bowsprit, star ing sadly out to sea. Now Johns submarine was, as mentioned, British. It had been lent to Australia, but Australia had never fully under stood that it had complete control of the sub. This worked to Johns advantage when back at the base, the subject came up of random pings that submarines were hearing while transiting the southern Indian Ocean. An Australian fellow in a fancy uniform was chatting to John about them when John suddenly jumped up, hastily gathered his charts together, and dashed out of the room muttering, ell, Sir Ill nd out straightaway, Sir How odd, thought the Aussie. And so it came to pass a few months later, Jane was holding onto the forestay while standing on the bowsprit of her tall ship, when, WHALE! But it wasnt a whale this time eitherit was a sub, the same sub. And this time John came on deck all alone in his dress whites, stood on the wet, glistening deck, took of his ofcers hat, bent on one knee, and shouted to the other ship, Marry me, Jane! It was like a dream to Janelike she was hallucinating. She couldnt nd her voice and she felt faintwas scared shed slip down to the deck. I cant, she shouted back. Y oure married to the Navy! Screw the Navy, John said, Y oure my life now And so for the next 29 yearsuntil Johns step was inrm and Janes hair was solid greythey sailed the world together aboard a modest Rival 32 sloop. One day, while re-bolting the valve assembly on my Per kins M30 diesel in Mayotte with Johns able help, he told me the story of his romantic courtship of Jane. And across the harbor in a small French caf, Jane related the same fairy-tale episode to my wife Carolynbilling it lustfully, girl-to-girl, as The Day I Married the Most Handsome Man in the World. 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 One day, while re-bolting the valve assembly on my Perkins M30 diesel in Mayotte with Johns able help, he told me the story of his romantic courtship of Jane. And across the harbor in a small French caf, Jane related the same fairy-tale episode to my wife Carolyn

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26 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017W hat a year its been. 2017 is now having its last gasp and all of us who survived the dev astating storms, oods and related deprivations will be glad its gone. We didnt have any crippling wild res, volcanic eruptions or earthquakes so perhaps we were luckier than some. In the BVI only four souls lost their lives; it could have been so many more! Now, the wet season is behind us. As our neighbors to the S A ILI N G WITH C HA RLI E : T I ME T O RA IS E A G L A SS ... A ND UP YOUR PR EM IU M S SAILING HUMOR BY JULIAN P UTLEY G RAPHICS B Y A NOUK SYLVES TRE north are bracing for winter we can look forward to warm and brisk trade wind breezes and clear sunny days. Many of us will spend time at the beach or be out on the water. Cold beer will taste the same as will Painkillers and Bushwackers. Insur ance companies are paying out and restoration is speeding up. These are winds of change for the better. Talking about winds of change; Charlie had a colonoscopy a couple of days before Irma. Horror of horrors they found a

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 27polyp. It was sent to PR for analysis but then Maria came to visit. No word received on results but the wisdom on the street is Charlie will suffer bouts of wind from now to eternity! Insurance for Charlie, is a dirty word Why? Well, rstly the premiums are horrendous carefully and systematically calculated to make a nice prot for fat people sitting in ofces with statistics and calculators. Its rather like gambling in the end the house always wins. A large percentage of the premiums goes to adver tising media to try to convince you to get even greater and more expensive coverage. And as the yearly premium due date rolls around, we ask Am I getting value for money here? Fellow writer and cruising yachtsman, Fatty Goodlander, says hed rather insure himself by buying better ground tackle, communication equipment and being vigilant on all aspects of seaworthiness of his vessel. Charlie agrees. If your mast falls down in the middle of the ocean dont expect an insurance adjuster to y over and drop a wad of money on deck and even if he did, what good would that do. Look at the system of healthcare in the U.S., Insurance companies can pile on the premiums because they know you have little choice its either buy it or die! Same with the big pharmaceutical companies. Its the lobbyists for the insurance companies that buy the politicians to deny the citizens a Na tional Health program. Insurance has become a racket! Now comes the good part: Its Christmas month. If you insured your ten year old catamaran with all the bells and whistles for twice its value, even if the insurance company pays out as little as possible you are likely to come out a winner; you could buy a new boat. In fact, many boaters have already ordered new boats in anticipation of a good pay day. Charter companies, who are both agents and brokers, are rubbing their hands with glee at the handsome commissions. Every cloud has a silver lining! Looking to the future there can be little doubt that premiums will sky rocket. Boaters will have to think seriously about moving their vessels out of the path of hurricanes. The Caribbeans Curaao is south of the dangerous latitudes and has large safe inland lagoons perfect for summer refuge. Trinidad is another possibility. Although these are considered safe, nothing is foolproof, but the chances of a hit are minimal and Charlie will happily take your boat there for a modest fee. Merry Christmas and a Solid Roof to All 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 RECOMMENDED. SECURE YOUR BOOKING NOW!jhmarina.com +1 (268) 462 6041 or 6042 jo@jhmarina.com BUSINESS AS USUAL!

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28 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 R O RC T R AN S A TL AN TIC RA C E R A C ING CIR C UI T B Y CAROL M. BAREUTHERW hat do the canting keel Ker 56, Varuna; swiftsailing Swan 60, Emma ; and super maxi, CQS have in common? These high-powered yachts are among the near record 30 teams expected to compete in the 4th RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club) Transatlantic Race, which nishes this month at Camper & Nichol sons Port Louis Marina, in Grenada, after a 3000-mile race departing in late November from Marina Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands. This eet includes transatlantic veterans and some of the worlds top offshore professional sailors, as well as regular RORC racers and individuals notching up their sea miles with a highly qualied skipper on a race charter boat. Even better, most, if not all, will be staying in the Caribbean and participat ing in the regions late winter and spring regattas. The Transatlantic Race is the lengthiest in the RORCs offshore calendar, explains spokesperson Trish Jenkins. It originally started as a feeder race to get RORC members, serious race boats and teams who wanted to race across the Atlantic to the Caribbean to compete in the RORC Caribbean 600, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in February in Antigua. Just for this year, the RORC Transatlantic Race is part of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta (AAR). The AAR celebrates the Hamburg, Germany-based Norddeutscher Regatta Vereins (NRV) 150th anniversary in 2018 and features two transatlantic sails in one year: the RORC Transatlantic Race leg and a return sail from Bermuda to Hamburg, starting July 8th 2018. s the added German entries in the AAR, plus competitors from nearly ten countries and crews from many more, who will arrive in Grenada. Two entrants in both the AAR and RORC Transatlantic Race are Germanys Jens Kellinghusen, aboard Varuna and Frances P HOTO : A RTHUR D ANIEL Aragon A rco V an N ieuwland and A ndries V erders Marten 72, overall winner of the 2016 ROR C T ransatlantic R ace and winner of IR C Zero, entering St. G eors harbour, G renada, en route to Camper & N icholsons P ort L ouis Marina

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 29 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 jhmarina.com +1 (268) 462 6041 or 6042 jo@jhmarina.com NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2018 Eric de Turckheim, sailing his Nivelt-Muratet 54, Teasing Machine Both yachts are relatively the same size, new to the racing circuit and favorites to win under the IRC handicap rule. However, there are important differences between the two. Varuna has a canting keel and a powerful hull shape, says Teasing Machines tactician Laurent Pages, winner of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race as tactician and alternate helmsman aboard Groupama 4. Teasing Machine is a xed keel. I have no doubt that Varuna will be quicker in strong reaching conditions, but racing across the Atlantic is not a straight for ward sprint; there are local effects and you need to always be looking forward to getting your strategy right. Varuna should be ahead of us for the race. However, after time correction, Teasing Machine has the ability to change that. Germanys Johann Killinger and co-owner of the Swan 60, ROR C T ransatlantic R ace boats in 2016 docked at Camper & N icholsons P ort L ouis Marina in G renadaP HOTO : A RTHUR D ANIEL P HOTO : A RTHUR D ANIEL UK s Mike Slade (left) celebrates after his maxi, Leopard 3, crossed the finish line on the tenth day of the race to take Monohull L ine H onors and win the I nternational Maxi A ssociation ( I M A ) T rophy for the 2016 ROR C T ransatlantic R ace

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30 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017R A C ING CIR C UI T Emma Alfred Paulsen, will sail their rst Atlantic race, with Paulsen at the helm. Emma is registered in both the AAR and RORC Transatlantic Race. This is a dream for him, (Paulsen), says Emma s captain, Sven Hadler. Emma s crew are all from Germany and very experienced. We started an Atlantic race in 2012 with Emma and had to retire due to an injury on board, so this is unnished business. Our rst goal is to nish, to be safe and to try our best. When racing you are always serious, but we will also have fun. We have heard that this race has a great atmosphere, and we are looking forward to meeting other competitors and making new friends. One of the largest and most high-prole boats this year is CQS Finlands Ludde Ingvalls 100ft high-performance super maxi racing yacht. Originally slated to compete in this years Rolex Sydney Hobart Y acht Race, Ludde and sponsor Sir Mi chael Hintze had to withdraw from the Australian race due to a shipping schedule change that meant the boat could not return Down Under in time to properly prepare. The up-side of this schedule change is that we will have the chance to help support the Caribbean communities devas tated by the recent hurricane by entering some of the events on their circuit, says Ingvall. The rst nishers are expected in Grenada between December 2nd to 5th, with the bulk of the eet arriving December 6th to 8th, and the late nishers December 9th to 14th. Once in Grenada, the eet will enjoy a warm welcome. e are thrilled to welcome the 100-plus visiting sailors taking part in the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada and provide them with baskets containing some of our nest rums and chocolates avored with our island-grown spices, says Nikoyan Roberts, manager of nautical development for the Grenada Tourism Authority. Sailors will have the opportunity to relax on our white sand beaches and visit amazing water falls and historic forts. The prize-giving festivities will take place December 12th. For more information and to track the eet, visit: http://rorc transatlantic.rorc.org Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. T he team of P haedo3 took Multihull L ine H onours in the 2016 ROR C T ransatlantic R ace. N ikoyan R oberts (far right) manager of nautical development for the G renada T ourism A uthority presents the team with a basket of G renadian goodiesP HOTO : A RTHUR D ANIEL

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32 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 THE JOYS OF CHOOSI N G C R E W F AMIL Y CRUISING STOR Y AND PHOTOS B Y L ORRAINE ESC HER I live on a St Francis 50 catamaran, called Aphrodite, with my husband, Rick. We have four children, ranging in age from six to 11 years old. This past summer, our family anchored for hurricane season in Woburn Bay, Grenada. From Nimrs Rum Shop, we could take a bus into town. But, geographically, Woburn Bay placed us on the fringe edge of sociability. In Grenada our friends from other bays would often ask, What are your plans today? Do you have time to meet? Or, e planning a barbeque on Wednesday night at Hog Island beach. Are you interested? And, we often had to decline. We remained anchored in Woburn Bay for almost three months. We swam off our transom, and occasionally ventured out to buy groceries. What happened to our loftier aims as a cruising family? Why had we become such social hermits? This summer, my sense T he E scher kids P aul (9), H enry (6), Betty (11), and K aren (6) forgo a trampoline in the back yard for a trampoline on an ocean-going catamaran R ick and L orraine E scher

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 33 of motherhood guilt loomed large. And, I wondered dreadful, unspeakable things like, will my kids recall playing Minecraft inside on a sunny day? My husband and I spent our time in Grenada homeschooling, hovering over planning spreadsheets, and talking to and emailing other cruisers who have crossed the Pacic Ocean. Our family is planning to transit the Panama Canal in early 2018. I am shocked that a Pacic crossing involves so much soul searching, preparation and research. We want to visit the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, Pitcairn, Gambier Is lands and French Polynesia. All told, the passage will take about 90 days. Currently, our focus is on self-reliance and safety. To that end, we are hauling out our boat in Trinidad. We are unstepping the mast to examine the wires and rigging. We expect to receive some spares relating to critical systems, safety and weather. But, we know that its the human factors that can make or break our trip, including things like fatigue, morale, and health, to name a few. Initially, I wanted to sail the Pacic without extra crew. But, there is no need to test our physical limits. This is a 5,500 nautical mile passage. Safety is something we have to take seriously. To help share watch-keeping duties, we are fortunate to have an experienced sailor-friend joining us. We spent hurricane season with him in 2016 in Luperon, Dominican Republic. He is a single hander, and a retired FedEx executive. Unlike Tom Hanks character in the movie, Cast Away, we have every reaT he E scher familys cruising home, Aphrodite, a St F rancis 50 catamaran

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34 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017F AMIL Y CRUISINGson to believe that he will not cause us to end up talking to a volleyball on a deserted beach. However, wed like to add more people, preferably a crew couple. We have a queen-sized berth available and wed like to maximize the number of people available to keep watch. With a couple joining us as crew, plus our friend, we would have ve adults available for watch. Interviewing crew has been tricky and, at times, comical. I consider one interview to be 20 minutes of my life that I can not get back. I was talking to a newly-smitten couple. They happily nished each others sentences, and asked virtually no questions about safety or sailing. Instead they asked delicate questions regarding accommodations and heads. I should have just told them, The walls are thin, and that would have served the happy, dual purpose of answering their question and ending our discussion. Anyway, the kicker for many people is that we are not offering payment. Instead, we are asking people to cover their costs. This seems to offend people who want to travel the world on a shoestring while sailing on a blue water boat. Through online websites we have met some amazing people who wed love to have on our boat, but we have also heard from some people that would not be suitable to join us. My favourite crew inquiry came from a man who said that he liked to work hard and enjoyed sunbathing. He listed his nationality as Sol and asked not to handle diesel or chemicals. We had another man ask if we could pick him up in eastern Canada. One young woman inquired on Facebook if we were swingers, since our crew posting sought crew-couples. Then an older man suggested that he could bunk with her if we were willing to take them as a couple. I like his spirited optimism. We want amazing crew, and we want them to have a fantastic experience. I am excited beyond words to visit remote places, to meet new people, and to see interesting wildlife and scenery. We might have been social hermits in Grenada, but thats about to change. Lorraine Escher is a writer from Ottawa, Canada. Her blog is at www.aphrodite.cat R aising the mainsail with guests and extended family in A ntigua (from left): Braden, F indlay and Jorja A rmstrong, P aul and H enry E scher and R ick A rmstrong

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This is a beautifully remodeled and pristine family home, on the desirable East End of St. Thomas. The home is within walking distance to both the town of Red Hook and peaceful Vessup Beach, and just steps from the VI Montessori School / Peter Gruber Academy. It has a total of 6700 square feet of indoor space, and an additional 2000 square feet of outside decks. There are a total of eight bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, making this a perfect candidate as a vacation rental for AirBnB or VRBO/Homeaway. other to help pay the mortgage. Other features include: and is ideal for large families or rental income. $1,890,000 your electric bill power outages CONTACT : Kirk Boeger, David Jones Real Estate www.davidjones.vi vikirkboeger@gmail.com

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36 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 G L A SS E S FO R T HE SOL OMON I SL ANDS I N TE RNA T IONAL W ORDS AND PHOTOS BIRGIT H A C KL tries they visit. In remote regions they had noticed how many people stumble through their lives without eyeglasses. When they started cruising, in 2008, they didnt just stock up the boat with provisions, but also with second-hand eyeglasses. Visiting an ophthalmologist is routine for people in the rst world, but many people in remote places have no access to medical help and spectacles are either not available, or unaffordable. Since the beginning of their journey the Australian couple have distributed 7000 spectacles in 12 countries throughout Asia, Oceania and Central America. After dropping the hook of their boat Monkey Fist they usually contact the mayor, chief or whoever seems in charge, ask for permission and a room to set up their equipment and soon after people start ocking in to have their eyesight tested and to receive free glasses. We met the two Australians in Tahiti, where they set up their ofce at the back of the Tahiti Y acht Club and spent a week developing a homepage for their next project. Until 2018, T ravelling and seeing the world didnt seem enough to Frances and Paul. They wanted to give something back to the friendly locals they met on their journeys and now they are cruising with a cabin full of eye glasses. Travelling is fun and broadens your horizons, and those who dare venture outside the usual tourist areas often get an insight into the lives of locals beyond the clichs of sun, beaches and the glittering sea. Unfortunately this glimpse behind the facade often shows unattractive truths, as many of the popu lar tourist destinations are located in developing countries. Many travelers think something should be done, but it seems impossible to actively intervene in the problems of a foreign country, so s easier to look away and hope that somebody else with deal with it. Paul and Frances Tudor-Stack decided not to look away, but to contribute their part to improve the lives of people in the counP aul and F rances on Monkey Fist

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38 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017they plan to collect ten thousand spectacles in cooperation with the Lions Club Recycle For Sight Program and get funding for a journey to the Solomon islands. WHY THE SOLO M ON IS LAND S ? The tropical island state northeast of Australia is one of the poorest countries in Oceania. Even though it features many attractions like sandy beaches, coral reefs, forested mountains, waterfalls and an interesting culture, hardly any tourists dare to visit after ethnical conicts in the late 1990s. While foreign companies deforest the country and mine for natural resources, most locals live as subsistence farmers and shermen. The infrastructure was affected during the ethnic violence and further damaged by two earthquakes and ensuing tsunamis in 2007 and 2013. Transport is complicated by the fact that the island chain extends out over 900 miles. WHY A S AIL B OAT?Transporting ten thousand spectacles and charts by plane would be costly, inter-island ights and accommodation (if available) would add to the expense. A sailboat is the perfect means of transport to reach remote areas and to spend time there, while the news spreads and people arrive to have their eyesight checked. Additionally, Frances and Paul are planning to travel inland to even more remote villages. Their 43-foot Jeanneau offers space enough to store the eye glasses and additional equipment.WHY GLA SS E S ? Fitting people with glasses is relatively simple compared to other medical services and can be done by an amateur. Of course, the result may not be as perfect as when determined by an ophthalI N TE RNA T IONAL mologist or an optician, but every improvement to ones vision enhances the quality of life for a very shortsighted or farsighted person. Glasses not only make it easier for people to read they help in hundreds of other daily activities like sewing, mending nets, carving, knitting, etc., all jobs requiring keen eyesight. We asked Frances and Paul about their experiences around the Pacic and were fascinated. While other yachts might be viewed suspiciously or as possible sources of income, Monkey Fist is made welcome wherever they sail. The people appreciate the help they get, the cruising couple are integrated into village life and made guests of honor at festivities. s a win-win situation, Frances explained. The people who have donated their old spectacles, the volunteers who recycle the glasses, the people who receive them, and us when we see the smile on their faces. We are all winners. Paul added, e have tted glasses to elderly people who havent been able to read for 20 years and to young people who have dropped out of school because they can no longer see the blackboard or read a text book, a situation that we who live in the western world cannot envisage. For more info and the chance to donate, please visit: www. eyeglassassist.org Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer and their ships cat Leeloo set sail towards the horizon in June 2011 on their yacht Pitufa Visit their blog: www.pitufa.at Cleaned, tested, labeled, and packed by volunteers from the L ions Club

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40 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 SA ILI N G A T NIGH T P A RT II: D ONT BE A F R A I D OF T HE D A R K CA PT AINS & C R EW BY R OGER MAR S HALL W hen sailing at night you get a unique perspec tive on the world. The stars seem more luminescent and much nearer, the wind seems stronger and you feel as if you are cocooned in your own little world. It is easy to believe in ancient gods and transient beings when you are alone on the deep ocean. But it can be wonderful as well. One night about a thousand miles from land we had fourteen porpoises swimming at the bow in phosphorescence that trailed miles behind us. It was truly magnicent. BE P REPAREDPrepare for night sailing long before darkness falls. Y ou should try to get as many jobs as possible completed before dusk. For example, on a sailboat, make sure that the halyards are not tangled and that sails are organized below deck. If the wind is expected to strengthen, you might have a heavier or smaller sail at the top of your sail inventory. If you are cruising and want to change to a smaller sail, do so before twilight vanishes. Check while it is still light to see that you have adequate battery power to last the night. If you are low on power, recharge the batteries. Y ou dont want the on-watch to run the engine in the middle of the night and wake the off-watch. Y ou might be the off-watch! Before it gets dark make sure you know where the spare batteries, harnesses, lifejackets, and ashlights are. Also make sure that you have a good x on nearby boats, that you have your lights on, and that you are proceeding at a prudent speed. Learn to recognize what lights other ships will be carrying. Its not much use calling down the hatch to the offwatch to ask what a red and green light on each side of two vertical white lights, means. (It means that a ship over 150 feet L ights can be very confusing P HOTO : GEB/O CEAN M EDIA

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42 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017CA PT AINS & CR EW long is heading directly at you!) If you are unsure, buy a book showing lights carried by shipping at night. Make sure the VHFs are working properly and the VHF is handy to hail any shipping that seems to be getting too close. Have a spotlight handy, in case a large ship comes really close. As soon as twilight falls, turn on your navigation lights. Often the bow lights get immersed in spray or solid water and fail. Only by checking can you tell if they are working properly. Before it is completely dark, take a walk around the boat and check that all the lights are working properly and that the AIS, radar detector (if you have one) and the radar are turned on. Y ou might also want to make up a ask of soup or coffee, and put some cookies, candies, or sandwiches handy so that the on-watch dont trash the galley looking for food when they get bored. L IGHT S CAN B E CONFU S ING If you are out at sea, looking toward the land can be very confusing. There are street lights, vehicle lights, navigation aid lights, store lights, and all manner of other distractions. Spotting a navigation light amid all the landside clutter is very dif cult, but there are a few tricks that can help you. First, have a good idea where you are and where the nav-aid is expected to be. If you cannot see it ashing against all the lights behind it, look to one side of the light. Quite often your peripheral vision will pick up the ash before you can actually see the light when looking directly at it. Another trick is to get higher than the nav-aid. If you are looking for a buoy, quite often you can isolate it against the dark ocean by being on the highest part of your boat looking down toward the sea surface. Once you have located the nav-aid, time its ashes carefully using a stopwatch. Dont try to count the ashes; you will usually get them wrong. On one trip the navigator came on deck and saw what he thought was the correct light. He timed it by counting, one, one thousand, two, one thousand, etc. We turned to head for the light, which seemed well below our course. The navigator went below. A few minutes later he yelled to come back on course. It would have been very difcult for us to get around the lighthouse that was several hundred yards inshore! At night, always double-check your navigation. It seems to be much easier to screw up during the hours of darkness than dur ing daylight. This is especially true when closing a shoreline.E DITOR S N OTE : Part 1 of Sailing at N ight can be found on our website: www.allatsea.net Roger Marshall has written 14 boating related books including his latest, Fiberglass Repair Illustrated. P HOTO : GEB/O CEAN M EDIA

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44 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 DIA LYSIS FO R Y O UR DI E S E L T EC HNI C AL TI P S BY CAPT. JEFF WERNERT he boats cruisers use to follow their dreams, whether sail or power, usually rely on diesel fuel. It is the lifeblood of engines and generators, and often the one component that receives the least amount of care. Microbial contamination of diesel fuel is a fact of life. It is not a matter of if, it is just a matter of when. As a general rule, whenever diesel and water come into contact in a fuel tank, microbes will start to grow. Moisture entering through the fuel tank vent and condensation inside the tank are contributors to this problem. Water is heavier than diesel fuel, and therefore accumulates at the bottom of a tank. The water at the bottom of the tank serves as a perfect me dium for microorganisms to live in. And the hydrocarbons in the fuel are a tasty food source for many species of microbes. The result is a proliferation of bacteria and fungi feeding at the fuel/water interface. In addition, microbes can adhere to the tank walls and can grow fast enough to quickly coat those walls with a slime of organisms. Whether it is bacteria, mold or other fungi, unless this growth is held in check the result will be clogged lters, tank sludge and injector failure. Inorganic debris such as rust, dust, sand and other particulates usually nd their way into the fuel during the transporta tion and delivery process from the renery to the fuel pump. This dirt is abrasive and causes excessive wear and tear on engine parts. Naval architects understand this problem. Therefore, they design fuel tanks with pick up tubes many inches above the bottom of the tank. This keeps the sludge, water and particulate matter that settle to the bottom from being sucked up into the fuel supply line. Eventually the height of the contaminants will rise to a point above the pick up tube and get pumped Bulkhead Mounted F uel P olisher P HOTO COURTESY OF AXI I NTERNATIONAL

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46 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017T EC HNI C AL TI P S through the fuel system and into engines or generators. The immediate result is that the primary and secondary fuel lters get plugged and engine performance drops since the engine is being starved of fuel. The remedy is a diesel fuel maintenance program, and its cor nerstone the installation of an onboard system that will polish the fuel and clean the tanks. Fuel polishing systems can be powered by direct current or alternating current, depending on the available electrical supply aboard the boat. The best tank cleaning systems are multi-stage systems that use a variety of inline fuel conditioning and ltration technolo gies and dont rely on just one process, such as a centrifuge. The rst phase of fuel polishing is to pass the fuel through a magnetic conditioner. The permanent magnets generate a very weak electrical eld that separates the molecular bonds holding together the large clusters of hydrocarbon contaminants and disperses them. The next phase is a wa ter separator and particulate lter, which removes free water, sludge, organic and inorganic matter greater than 30 microns in size. The nal step is a multi-pass ltration process which agitates the fuel and removes the organic and inorganic debris oating in the fuel, as well as any emulsied water. This extensive ltration process, also called dialysis, removes particles down to a diameter of three microns or less. To put this in perspective, a human hair has a diameter of 80 microns and particles between ve and ten microns in diameter can cause problems in fuel systems. During the fuel polishing process an additive is used to dissolve the sludge and slime that accumulates on the walls and bafes of tanks. This procedure assures that mold and bacteria are removed from all tank surfaces. Once the tank is cleaned and the fuel is polished, an additional dose of fuel additive is mixed into the tank to help guard against future microbial contamination. Use of a full spectrum additive during this step will also add lubricity to the diesel fuel, prevent corrosion, reduce carbon build up and stabilize the fuel. Each time the fuel is topped off a new dose of additive is mixed with the fuel to control any contaminants in the fresh fuel. At a minimum, fuel should be polished every six months. Ideally, fuel polishing should be completed every time new fuel is bunkered. Vigilance is the watchword to combat fuel contamination, and trouble-free diesel engine operation is the reward. Capt. Jeff Werner has been part of the yachting industry for over 25 years. In addition to working as a captain on private and charter yachts, both sail and power, he is a certied instructor for the RYA, MCA, USCG and US Sailing. He also owns Diesel Doctor (MyDieselDoctor.com) Broad Spectrum F uel A dditive P HOTO COURTESY OF AXI I NTERNATIONALT ypical F uel P olisher I nstallation P HOTO COURTESY OF AXI I NTERNATIONAL

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48 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 CARIBBEAN-STYLE N AUTI C AL HOLIDAY HAPPENING S C louds shaped like Santas beard are a festive reminder of the winter holidays in a region where palms outnumber Christmas pines, beach sand replaces snow and the weather is more favorable for swimming than ice skating. Yet the Caribbean is a one of the best places on the planet to celebrate this time of year. Check out this sampling of nautical holiday activities. LIGHTED BOAT PARADESDeck the rigging with lights, ornaments and even inatable reindeer! On December 9th, Club Nautico de San Juan, in Puerto R ico will hold its 9th San Juan Christmas Boat Parade. This year, the parade will be part of the 64th edition of the Interna tional Billsh Tournament, as we had to push the dates of the shing event back from September, says Club spokesperson St. Thomas Lighted Boat ParadePH OTO CO UR T E SY O F E R I K A C KER SON

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 49Virginia de los R eyes. In neighboring S t. T homas, U. S Virgin I slands the Lighted Boat Parade takes place December 8th, starting at 7pm, as part of Miracle on Main Street, a holiday shopping extravaganza in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The perennial lead vessel, the 50ft Grand Banks Friendship was lost during the storms yet many others had less damage and are looking forward to participating, says organizer E rik Ackerson. CARO L ING & CON C ERTSCarols Aoat, S t. Lucia s version of a lighted boat parade moves shoreside this season and is renamed Carols on the Boardwalk at IGYs R odney Bay Marina, on December 17th. e invite sailors to decorate their vessels, says Shane Macauldy, marketing, sales and events manager. Dock at Marina Casa de Campo in the D ominican R epublic in time for the Club Nautico de San Juans Christmas Boat Parade PH OTO CO UR T E SY : CNSJ Carols on the Boardwalk at Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas, Christmas Tree Lighting celebrationPH OTO CO UR T E SY O F IGY

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50 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017Christmas Concert in Plaza Portono on December 22nd. This same venue is the site of a New Years E ve Concert on De cember 31st. F ive restaurants surround the plaza and make a great place to eat and listen to the music. South, in G renada, Le Phare Bleu Boutique H otel & Marina, in Petite Calivigny Bay, will host its dinghy concert in late December or early January. The stage is an old tug boat and sailors sit, clap and toe-tap from their dinghies. H O L IDAY PARTIES & FESTIV ITIES R evel in the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at IGYs Yacht H aven Grande, in S t. T homas, U. S Virgin I slands in early December. On the sister island of S t. Croix, visit the Christ mas Spoken H ere event at the St. George Village Botanical Garden on December 3rd, from 11am to 4pm. F estivities CARIBBEAN-STYLE N AUTIC AL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS This year, we have an Angel Tree for people to donate presents that will be distributed among local orphanages St. Maarten Yacht ClubFoxys Old Year Night, Jost Van Dyke, BVI BVI Trellis Bay Fireballs at Old Years Night Bequia Out goes the old to a spectacular fireworks display PH OTO CO UR T E SY O F BEQU IA NY E CE L E B R ATION

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52 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017include local crafts and food vendors, music and a visit from Santa. In S t. Lucia the seasonal spirit comes alive at IGYs R odney Bay Marina from December 1st to 16th, when the A R C (Atlantic R ally for Cruisers) Village opens to ralliers and the public alike. Live bands on the boardwalk start at 10pm on December 2nd and 12th and feature Christmasthemed reggae, zouk and soca. Thers also a daily craft market perfect for last-minute gift-buying. On December 8th, the S t. Maarten Yacht Club hosts its annual Christmas Party. The event is open to members ($15 pp) and non-members ($20 pp), and starts with hot chocolate, eggnog and a visit from Santa. This year, we have an Angel Treefor people to donate presents that will be distributed among local orphanages, says general manager Michele K orteweg. Shop for presents at the True Blue Bay R esort and Marina in G renada on December 10th from 10am to 5pm. F ind everything from crafts to jewelry, candles, swim wear, toys, wood carvings, baked goods and fresh produce. True Blues 12 Days of Christmas follows and features themed events like holiday cooking classes. Check out one of the many Christmas fairs on Curaao The most popu lar is the annual fair in Pietermaai, but thers a new player in town. H ello Skalo is the place to go December 20th to 23rd and its right around the corner from Curaao Marine, invites Nicole van Beusekom, the marinas marketing and social media manager. Located in the art district of Skalo, in Willemstad, festivities include lights, food, music, pa rades and entertainment. In the Western Caribbean, IGYs CARIBBEAN-STYLE N AUTIC AL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Mega yachts form a fitting backdrop for New Year celebrations in Nelson Dockyard, Antigua

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54 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 R ed F rog Beach Island Marina in Bocas del Toro, Panama hosts holiday parties and pot lucks for Christmas and New Years holidays. O L D YEAR S NIGHT & F IRE W OR K S Globally-known as one of the top places to ring out the Old Year on December 31st, F oxys Tamarind Bar on Jost Van D yke in the British Virgin I slands will host thousands of revelers who arrive by boat for the big party each year. This years theme is Phoenix R ising, says Susan Zaluski, director of the non-prot Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society started by calypsonian Callwood. E ast in the BV I s Beef I slands T rellis Bay, the family-friendly New Years party kicks off with artist Aragorn DickR ead setting alight one of his brilliant F ire Ball Sculptures. F ireworks are a highly-anticipated part of the New Years celebrations on several islands. In Bequia watch the show from the anchorage in Port E lizabeth or from one of the many restaurants ashore. To the north, set sail in the Nelsons Pursuit R ace hosted by A ntigua Yacht Club on De cember 31st. Prize-giving happens in the Dockyard, followed by reworks. There is a great rework display too on Decem ber 31st over IGYs Yacht Club at Isle de Sol and the Simpson Bay Marina in S t. Maarten as well as a themed Crew New Year Party on January 6th. F inally, down south in T rinidad thers the SSCA (Seven Seas Cruising Association) Potluck GAM on January 1st, from Noon to 4pm at the Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Association in Chaguaramas. H ost, SSCA cruising station host and owner of Members Only Maxi Taxi service, Jesse James, provides the BBQ chicken entre and invites cruisers to bring side dishes. This is the rst GAM or get-together of the New Year worldwide, says James. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.CARIBBEAN-STYLE N AUTIC AL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS In St. Thomas, Live musical performances are a big draw at Yacht Haven Grandes New Years Eve celebration.PH OTO CO UR T E SY O F IGY/Y H G

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56 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 K ayaking is a great way to see the Caribbeans awesome marine life right at sea level. Calm bays, man grove lagoons and rugged coastlines are some of the settings throughout the region where guided kayak tours take place. H ere is a sampling of ten to try when youre in port:BIO LUM INES C ENT BAY, G RAND CAYM AN Paddling through water that looks like its sprinkled with illuminated pixie dust is the best way to describe the oneand-a-half to two-hour nighttime tours offered by Cayman K ayaks from the R um Point Beach Club to this bay near Seven T EN T OP P LA C E S TO KAYAK IN T H E CARIBBEANB Y C AROL M. B ARE U THER Bioluminescent Bay, Grand Cayman by daylightPH OTO CO UR T E SY O F C AYMAN I SLANDS DE PAR TM E NT O F T O UR ISM s magic Kayaking on Puerto Ricos Bio BayPH OTO CO UR T E SY O F PUER TO RICO T O UR IST B OA R D

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 57 BONEFISH POND N ATIONAL PARK, N ASSAU, BAHAMASTake a two-hour guided tour of a portion of this 1280-acre marine park with Ultimate Tours Bahamas. On any given day, its possible to see lots of juvenile sh, sea cucumbers, sea stars and on a lucky day, a shark, stingray or turtle. This vast ecosystem also serves as a seasonal nesting site for shore birds, including herons, egrets, plovers, killdeers, Antillean night hawks and lots more. What makes this tour extra special is the Bahamian conch fritter making lesson at the end. ultimatetoursbaha mas.com/nassau-tours.html Mile Beach. The dust is actually tiny single-celled organisms called dinoagellates that emit light when the water moves. Book during a New Moon when the night sky is darkest and the bioluminescent brightest. www.caymankayaks.comG RAND TU R K TU R K S & CAI C OS Clear-bottomed two-person kayaks are the best way to explore the coast to Matersons Point on this eco-tour with Oasis Divers. The underwater vista is especially incredible where the water is calm and shallow. Once at the point, thers a guided hike ashore, where there are many seabirds. www.oasisdivers.comFAJ ARDO BIO BAY, PU ERTO R I C O Watch the water at night light up when taking this two-hour tour through the bioluminescent bay at Las Croabas, F ajar do, with K ayaking Puerto R ico. Guides point out not only marine life but the constellations above too. www.kayaking puertorico.com MANGRO V E LAGOON MARINE R ESER V E, S T. T HO M AS, U. S VIRGIN I S L ANDS Paddle through some of the 680 acres that makes up this protected area with VI E cotours. The outts most popular trip is a three-hour combination kayak, hike and snorkel adventure. Shallow water is almost aquarium-like for viewing sh. The hike portion takes place on the protected Cas K ey, where guides lead paddlers to a rare geological blowhole. The company offers a night version of this tour complete with spooky ghost stories and pirate tales. Be sure to book this latter trip when thers a full moon. viecotours.com S I MP SON BAY LAGOON, S T. MAARTENMegayachts and mangroves are sights to see on this easy two-hour guided paddle with Tri-Sport Tours & R entals. Start with an orientation brieng at K im Sha Beach in Simpson Bay. Then, pass under the bridge into the Simpson Bay Lagoon, the largest saltwater lagoon in the Antilles, and right A superb way to explore Grand Turk, Turks & CaicosPH OTO CO UR T E SY O F TURK S AND C AICOS T O UR IST B OA R D Kayaking Bio Bay Puerto Rico PH OTO PUER TO RICO T O UR ISM C OMPANY UK Bonefish Pond National Park, Nassau, Bahamas PH OTO CO UR T E SY O F B A H AMAS T O UR IST B OA R D

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58 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017by big beautiful yachts en-route as you paddle towards a vibrant mangrove ecosystem. Along the way, cross the invisible aqueous boundary line that separates Dutch St. Maarten and F rench St. Martin. K im Sha Beach is the nish point where an ocean dip and complimentary sip await. www.trisportsxm.comM ULL INS BEA C H, BAR B ADOS This popular west coast beach is the perfect place to rent a kayak. The clear turquoise water is shallow and calm most of the year, making it a great spot to kayak for kids and families. s often possible to see sea turtles in the water, especially on guided tours. LA C BAY, BONAIREE xplore Lac Bay, the Dutch Caribbeans largest inland bay and one of the Caribbeans best-preserved mangrove forests, out of the Mangrove Information Center. H ere, trained guides point out sights such as three species of mangrove; sea grass beds, where reef sh, queen conch and juvenile green turtles hide; and numerous birds that nest in mangrove branches. Oneand two-hour tours are offered on single or double siton-top kayaks. www.mangrovecenter.comMI K ES R EE F A R UB A Pedal kayaks are a fun twist on the traditional arm-paddled craft and are offered at Aruba Offshore Adventures. The outs four-hour tour starts in Spanish Lagoon, goes to Mangel H alto Beach and nally to a little island at Mikes R eef. H ere, there is a snorkel stop to view the beautiful sh and coral. The pedal kayaks are easy to use, fun and very maneuver able. www.facebook.com/arubaoutdooradventures Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. M ARIGOT BAY & R OSEAU R IVER, S T. L UCIA Start from the sheltered palm tree-lined bay that famous author James Michener once called the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Then paddle into the Roseau River where a canopy of mangroves provides sunshade and sights like seabirds on this narrated tour with DFH Kayaking. Its often possible to stop and snorkel along the way. www.dfhkayaking.com Eco tours with Tri-Sports in Simpson Bay Lagoon Kayaking in beautiful St. LuciaPH OTO CO UR T E SY O F S T LU CIA T O UR IST B OA R D Go kayaking in Barbados Boats on Mullins Beach PH OTO CO UR T E SY O F B A R BADOS T O UR ISM M A RKE TING I NC T EN T OP P LA C E S TO KAYAK IN TH E C ARIBBEAN

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60 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 CRUISE AND BOOZE: A GUIDE TO THEMUST T RY BARS OF GRENADAGRENADA WORDS AND PHOTOS BY ROSIE BU RR G renada isnt particularly known for its nightlife. B ut that doesnt mean there art many ne watering holes. W hile they may not resemble traditional tourist traps there are more than a few must try notable and quirky bars in Grenada. A ll the marinas in and around the southern bays have excellent bars and restaurants attached but here are a few examples of bars beyond the marina gates. ROGE R S BA R E FOOT BEACH BA R H OG ISLAND R ogers is a cool bamboo bar in a wooden shack right on the beach at H og Island. A t the weekend, especially on S un days when there is not a lot going on in the rest of Grenada, people gather at the bar on the north side of H og Island to lime the afternoon away with cheap beer and rum. A ccessible only by sea or by locked bridge, there is no running water, no electricity and no toilets. Locals, cruisers and students mingle on the beach under the shady foliage or cool off in the sea. Lobsters are grilled on the barbeque, people laze in hammocks and children swing on tires hung between trees. For 28 years R oger has made the short journey from W oburn to H og Island in his wooden boat laden down with ice and beer. A s the sun drops behind the hilly horizon the party steps up a notch then slowly comes to end and the tiny island becomes uninhabited once more.NI M R ODS, L OWE R W O B U R N N imrods is a small rum shack in Lower W oburn, on the north east side of Clarks Court B ay, that is rustic and low key. It also Rogers Barefoot Beach Bar on a S unday afternoon

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62 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 GRENADAserves as a bus stop, but that isnt particularly unusual. T he beer is cheap and spirits high ... and served in eighth and quart sized recycled bottles. Y ou can sit inside where the pale green walls have been indelibly inscribed by the good times of previous patrons, you can sit in the corner and chew the fat with the regulars, or you can sit outside on the benches or on the curb when its busy. A s the sun sets and darkness falls this little spot is a hive of activity for the good, the bad and the ugly. Its a place you can go and everyone will know your name. Just be side the bar another small hut built around a huge breadfruit tree serves as the kitchen. A few picnic tables sit outside with a view of the small stage. T he T hursday night barbeque is popu lar with cruisers. N ot to be missed are the rotis served on T ues day and T hursday lunch times the best on the island. E STHE R S, GR AND A NSE B EACH Esthers is one of a small handful of stalls selling an assortment of items from drinks and cocktails to beach sarongs and handcrafted jewellery. Located in the Craft & S pice Market on Grand A nse B each, the stalls surround a square lled with colourfully painted picnic tables. T his laidback family run es tablishment has become an institution over the years and is as much a place for locals and expats as it is for tourists. Esther is warm and friendly and has been running this bar for 25 years, originally in S t Georges, then right on the beach before she got a stall in the Vendors market. Known for her very reasonably priced cocktails, Esther serves up the best Mojitos on the island, with locally sourced fresh mint. U M BR ELLAS, GR AND A NSE BEACH Umbrellas is a colourful up-beat beach bar on the fabulous Grand A nse B each with breathtaking views out across the bay. T he two mile white sand beach, arguably the best in Grenada, gently curves around to the historic capital of S t Geors H ar bour. Initially set up to promote W esterhall R um, the bar is now a tourist hotspot and claims to be the ultimate beach Nimrods modest by day, bustling at night A rum shop, grocery store and bus stop all in one Family run E sthers Bar, in the S pice and Craft Market, Grand Anse

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66 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 BONAIRE CELEB RATES 50 Y EARS OF I NTERNATIONAL S AILING R E G ATTASBONAIRE STORY AND PHOTOS BY E LS K R OO N T his years Golden A nniversary of the International B o naire R egatta, sailed O ctober 11th-14th, was all about the revival of the traditional shing boats, of which the history dates back to and beyond the very rst race. O n S eptember 8th 1968 the B onaire-built shing boats Sislin captained by D on S tewart, and H ubert Ibo D omacasses Velia raced clockwise around the island of Klein B onaire. A t stake were 27 cases of beer, the result of an ever increasing bet. N early half a century later, 114 boats sailed in the wake of these local heroes during three exciting days of serious competition in full view of thousands of spectators. T hey were gathered on the Malecn, the sea promenade in front of the recently renovated sailing center Kas di R egatta in the heart of P laya P abou, a part of B onairs quaint capital of Kralendijk. Many passengers and crew from the cruise ship Equinox were also in for a real treat.O verall winner Curacao Marine followed by Vuja De Dash and Kosa Loka in front of Kralendijks waterfront The All Nations Parade prior to the official opening on the grand stage in Kralendijk

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68 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 BONAIRE B ecause the original regatta week has been shortened to three days, there was a lot of activity on the water at the same time: children aboard O ptimist prams tacked back and forth along the promenade, yachts, spinnakers drawing, raced between the shore and Klein B onaire, and S unshes, Lasers, P olyvalks, B each Cats and kite surfers lled the gaps. In shallow water one hundred meters from R egatta H ouse, 18 micro boats from A ruba, along with twenty-three boats from B onaire, ran their own exciting four-class competition helped along by the wind and the shouts of their owner/captains. T he R egatta ofcially began following the A ll N ations P arade. P eople from more than 55 countries call B onaire home and many marched bearing the ags of their home countries. T he parade was followed by the zouk band, Kassav, from Guadeloupe, who wowed the large audience. O ver the next three days, all kinds of colorful sails were seen in erce competition during nine races for each class. Light winds at the start followed by good sailing winds of about 18 knots and a few gusts were the hallmark for this signicant edition of the regatta. From the start the races were easy for spectators to follow, and the nish line was just off the beach, offering a great view. Evert B ongers, from A ruba, broadcast a running commentary during the racing and also emceed the prize giving ceremony on the main stage. O rganizer, H ype Events, coordinating the R egatta for the third time, put the focus on the entertainment festival and left the sailing events to the experts. T he entertainment was in down Burfish from the Netherland, won all nine races in its class

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 69 BONAIRE town W ilhelmina P ark and spread along the Kralendijk water front. It featured four stages with state-of-the-art lighting and sound, countless food stands, small kiosks, kiddy rides, parades, and fabulous evening entertainment. Companion events like a walk, a swim, soccer and softball tournaments, dominos and jeux de boules games were all part of the regatta, too. S kipper Mark R ooyakkers and his team on Curacao Marine competing in R acing Class 1, obtained the highest honors being named the regatta overall winner. H e was followed by H enry H ernandez sailing Chamba II and Klaus S chnei ders Merlin S chneider also topped the highly competitive R acing Class 2. T he team on Venus Calippyge was victorious in Cruising Class, while Bursh from the N etherlands, topped the O pen Class with a remarkable nine bullets out of nine races. A mong the shing boats, Papagayo in Class B and Arant sa in Class C returned to the podium this year, supporting a fty-year tradition that will be maintained into the future as an enthusiastic team, headed by Lara Chirino and B ud get Marines manager P am T eitel, has serious plans to con tinue the restoration project of the historic shing boats and extend it to B onairs sister islands. (S ee page 70.) For full results, visit: regattabonaire.com Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an award winning freelance photojournalist in Curaao and Kissimmee, Florida Dolce Vita, Kosa Loka and Marlin follow Chamba II and Veja De in the race to the west side of Klein Bonaire

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70 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 T HE R EVIVAL OF BONAIRES S AILIN G F ISHIN G BOATSBONAIRE STORY AND PHOTOS BY E LS K R OO N T he traditional sailing shing boats have returned to the International B onaire R egatta. B onaire has a renowned marine heritage in ship building, navigation and shing. S hip building was common place and before engines became the norm, the shermen put to sea in sailing boats both large and small. T he boto di piskado (traditional shing boats) were beautiful sail boats that would take a week off shing to join the races of the regatta. Cash prizes would be granted to compensate the loss of a weeks income. Bringing traditional fishing boats back to life. O nly a few months ago Arantsa was found in a back yard, covered in weeds L ook at her now! Arantsa in all her glory during the 50th anniversary of the Bonaire Regatta

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72 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 BONAIRE 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! The development of necessary infrastructure, maintenance programs and educational programs are vital to the sustainability.A s sails were replaced by motors, this cultural icon began to fade. W ith only one yearly regatta in which to race, the upkeep became too much and one by one the boats stopped competing. T he last participants sailed in 2012. In the run-up to the 50th anniversary regatta many in the community had the desire to bring the boats back, before they rotted away but, without help, it seemed impossible. T hen, just two months before the start of the regatta, a group of passionate, dedicated and committed volunteers began in vesting time, labor and nances to bring this extreme boto di piskado sport, back to life. T he groundwork for the project began during the B udget Ma rine S ail & T riathlon last D ecember when sail enthusiast Lara Chirino, boat owner A ndy D omacasse, and B udget Marines manager P am T eitel realized that the traditional shing boats were disappearing. W ith a commitment from government and the support of boat builders, owners, sailors and spon sors, the movement gathered momentum and the visionary project to not only restore the shing boats but also to maintain this important aspect of B onaire culture and proud traditions came to pass. Furthermore, they want to safeguard this extreme sport and the unusual skills required to sail the boats. Papagayo one day to go before the races start

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74 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 BONAIRE In order to succeeded, they had to locate the remaining boats, negotiate, mobilize and restore the hulls, masts, rigging, ballast and sails. H aving ofcially established the H istoric S ailing B oat P roject under the auspices of the B onaire S ailing S chool A ssociation, the group plan to promote sailing and teach the local community, young and old, about design, restoration, construction, maintenance, navigation and racing. T he improvement of infrastructure for storing and launching the boats is also on their list. T he rst stages started in a urry of collecting and restoration. A strong yes, I can and yes, I do attitude led them to the start line of the 50th B onaire R egatta with four restored vessels. T o guarantee sustainability, the next race is scheduled for D ecember 17th, where the next group of restored boats will debut. In following years, quarterly races are planned in order to maintain momentum. T he develop ment of necessary infrastructure, maintenance programs and educational programs are vital to the sustainability. B eyond the initial goals, the project would like to engage with their regional neighbors in the hopes that they will also rebuild and sail their own boto di piskado. A project of such historical magnitude has many aspects which require the nancial, material and service support of passionately driven citizens, friends and corporate B onaire. T o facilitate repairs to six of the traditional shing boats, B udget Marines P am T eitel advanced money to boat owners, funds that she hopes will be covered by donations. A t T eitels request D enis Laesker, The restored Papagayo in full flight rounding the Playa Abou buoy CrewsInns luxury Hotel and Yachting Centre is a safe and peaceful harbour outside of the hurricane belt; naturally protected by the lush mountains of the Northern Range. As one of the most modern Marinas in the region, it is a fond favourite for yearly and transient guests due to its first-class service and community appeal. e Marina: Located in Chaguaramas, Trinidads largest National Park with nature trails for the eco-lover, as well as nightlife, beaches and a golf course nearby. Welcome to Cruisers ParadiseLatitude N 10 40, Longitude W 61 P.O. Box 518, Carenage, Trinidad, W.I.FOR RESERVATIONS: (868) 607-4000, ext 1641 & 1642EMAIL: inquiries@crewsinn.com www.crewsinn.com CrewsInn Marina Guests enjoy:

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76 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 BONAIRE sales manager for S ea H awk products made a grand gesture by sponsoring a large amount of epoxy, slow and fast hardeners, llers and pumps, giving the team a much needed ying start. A big boost is the involvement of Juvannie A gostien, a young and successful local windsurfer who had the chance to sail as a team member in the restored Arantsa during the 50th R egatta and lost his heart to the classic boats, making plans to build his own. W ith a new generation involved the boto di piskado will have a future and the legacy of the Velia and the Sislin participants in the rst B onaire R egatta, will live on. T he project is branded through social media and followed by a documentary maker, giving wide and long-term exposure to owners and sponsors. For more about the project, visit: https://vimeo.com/234765553 Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an award winning freelance photojournalist in Curaao and Kissimmee, Florida Morgen Ster Arantsa and Laurita sailing in the 2005 Regatta With a new generation involved the boto di piskado will have a future and the legacy of the Velia and the Sislin participants in the first Bonaire Regatta, will live on.

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78 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 CRUISERS GATHER AT D AWN: MARKET D AY IN PORT OF SP AIN, T RINIDADTRINIDAD STORY AND PHOTOS BY L O RRA I N E E S C HE R T here is excitement in the air. In the half-light of dawn, cruisers begin to congregate outside the gates of P ower B oats boatyard in T rinidad. W e are eager to visit the market in P ort of S pain, get our shopping done, and enjoy the company of other cruisers. Its a ritual, every S aturday morning. Ready for off S miling faces at 6am on a S aturday morning Going bananas

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DECEMBER 2017 ALLATSEA.NET 79 Dominica Marine Center Engine Sales and RepairsDealer and agent for Northern Lights, Yanmar Marine, Mercury Marine, Suzuki Marine, Mercruiser, Cummins, Boston Whaler, and Budget Marine.Roseau +767-440-BOAT (2628) Portsmouth +767-445-4322 info@dominicamarinecenter.com Situated on the north of Antigua close to the international airport and the city of St. John's where shopping, supermarkets, banks and all the normal services usually available in a capital city can be found. The most modern marine facility in Antigua with a large capacity for storage ashore on a concrete base with welded stands and tie downs. Undercover storage also available. Pressure washing, hull scraping, water sup ply and repair services. Dockage, slipway launching facilities, tender storage. Workshops and store rooms available short term leases. 150 ton travel lift, 30 ft beam. 50% advance deposit. All charges in US$. Rates available on request. All vessels must have 3rd party insurance. Some berthing available. For Further Information, Bookings and Rates, NORTH SOUND MARINA T he market trips take us to a world beyond the boatyard. A nd, we partake in the vibrancy of T rinidad. T he central market is about 20 minutes from Chaguaramas. W e ride in a max-taxi passenger van, which holds about 12 people and the driver. I am struck by the enormous amount of sailing and life experience within our maxi-taxi. I feel fortunate to meet such exceptional and interesting people. O ur driver is a character unto himself. H e let me take his picture but asked me to wait as he assembled his long braids about his shoulders. T he van weaves along coastal enclaves. T he chatter never stops. W e pass emerging developments and coastal villages with vendors and tin roofs. S oon the dusty asphalt gives way to busy motorways with overpasses and y-bridge walkways. W e pass the cricket stadium and hotels with fountains that rise up like glassy cathedrals of modernity. A nd then we reach the market. T he market is from another time. Frankly, it feels like something out of a D ickens novel, but with greater ourish and color. N ow, Im not much of a sporting person, but Id reckon that the market stretches about the length of two football elds. It sells every fruit and vegetable imaginable, and more than a few that I have never seen before, or have only heard about in recipe books. H ere, old people shop shufing about holding one imsy grocery bag. Cars and trucks drive through the crowds. A round the sh market, a few men stretch out and lime (which is a nice way of saying loiter, but here, they art bothering anybody). O ccasionally, they stretch up their heads to survey their surroundings. T heir clothes blend into the concrete beneath them. Thank you for your business

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80 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 TRINIDADT he meat market is enclosed in a long building surrounded by concrete. It provides my N orth A merican brain with ev erything I need to know about meat without visiting an abat toir. I will admit that a carcass of beef with the kidneys intact came as a shock to me. It looked so vascular. I havent yet ventured to see the pork and chicken areas though Ive heard the chicken is excellent. Fish vendors whack sh with gusto and remove the scales, working with a fury. Fish scales scatter in all directions, pelting shoppers who are standing within range of the activity. A s I take in the counters of red snapper, small sharks, and groupers, a fellow Canadian cruiser catches up to me. B uy the medium shrimp, and always buy it rst before it sells out. T hat shrimp is the best in the Caribbean, she says. S hrimp? I think. H eck, Im on a budget. Y et, a moment later, I buy the shrimp. It is weighed, wrapped in newspaper, and put into a plastic bag. T he produce is outside, and forms the bulk of the market. T he smell of incense floats through the air, mixing with lush green vegetables. T he cabbages are so fresh that they bead with moisture when they are freshly cut. T he onions are like apples. T he pumpkin is orange and fleshy, cut into segments. T he herbs and spice mixtures are new to me. W hat you lookin for, darlin? is a familiar refrain from shopkeepers, and I want to tell them Im looking at everything. Im looking at a man selling goldsh and koi. Im watching a man sell pig tails in large containers, and cheese for pie. Im watching children sell pineapples from the back of a at-bed truck. A nd, Im meeting vendors, like my favorite green bean seller who tells me to hold onto my money people will part with it faster than you can, if you get my meaning. T he beans I buy are about two feet long, and I buy plenty. A banana ven dor stuffs my bag with extra bananas, and ashes me a smile. I play the game. I ask for prices before I commit to buying. I haggle a bit. S ometimes I walk away. Its all part of the fantastic experience of being at the market in P ort of S pain. For a moment I am a local. I eat local foods. I speak to local people. I share a laugh with someone new. T hen I get back on the bus, and compare notes with the other cruisers. S omeone always stumbles upon a really good nd. A nd, before we know it we are back in the boatyard, saying our goodbyes, disappearing with our bags of produce, until we meet again the following S aturday. Lorraine Escher is a cruiser and writer from Ottawa, Canada. Lorraines blog is at www.aphrodite.cat Best shrimp in the Caribbean

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84 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2017 Antigua Jolly H arbour M arina / Boat Y ard17 04 46.4 N 61 54 37.0 W (268) 4626041 no limit 110/220 8am5pm 70 Antigua N orth S ound M arine 17.1167 -61. 7500 (268) 5623499 \ (268) 764-2599 no limit no limit Anything 24x7 150 Aruba Varadero C aribe 12 32 N 70 02 W 297-5883850 120 no limit 50/30 amp 8am5pm 60 Tortola, BVI N anny C ay H otel & M arina 18 25 0 N 64 37 0 W (284) 4942512 160 no limit 110v 30amp/220v 50amp/ 3phase 100 amp 7am6pm 70 Tortola, BVI S opers H ole 18 23 -64 (284) 4953349 and no limit 110/220 8-5, MonSat 45 Tortola, BVI T ortola Y acht S ervices 18 25 N 64 37 W (284)-4942124 no limit 220V, 50A, 110V, 30A 7-4, 7days 70 Virgin Gorda, BVI Virgin G orda Y acht H arbour 18. 45222 -64. 43750 284-4955318 10 150 34 no limit 110/120 7am6pm 70 Curaao C uracao M arine N W 599 9 5628000 120 193 110/220 380 8am5pm 60 Boca Chica, D.R. M arina Zar P ar 18 26.4 N 69 37.23 W (809) 5235858 7.5 no limit 110/220 380 9am5pm 70 La Romana, D.R. IB C S hipyard 18 23 55 N 68 53 55 W +809 449 3321/3323 110 no limit 110/220 3 phase 100/50/30 amp 8-5 M-F 120 GrenadaC larkes C ourt Boatyard & M arina 00.6 N 061 44.0 W 473-4393939 150 0 110/220; 50Hz 7:30am4:30pm 242 Grenada G renada M arine 01:20 40:42 00-1-473443-1667 31.5 0 110/220 8-5, M-F; 8-12, Sat 70 Grenada S pice Island M arine S ervices 12.041 N 61.45 W 473-4444257 25.4 0 110/220 8-4 M-F 70 Panama Bocas Y acht S ervices 17.3N 082 23.06W 5076619-5601 no limit 120/220 7:303:30pm 60 Puerto Rico Varadero @ P almas 18 04 37N 65 47 57W 787-6569211 110 no limit 50/30 amp 8-5, 7days 110 Puerto Rico P uerto D el Rey M arina 17.3 N 38 W 787-8601000 150 33 no limit 120/208V single & 3 phase; 30, 50,100 & 200 amps; 60 Hz 8am5pm 155 Sint Maarten M egayard 13.24 N 63 08.52 W 1-721-5444060 200 110/220 8-5 M-F 150 St. Lucia Rodney Bay M arina 14 72 N 60 63 W 7585727200 no limit 120V480V, 30/50/ 100/125/200 amps at 60 Hz, 240V440V, 32/63/125 & 200 amps at 50Hz 8am5pm 75 St. Croix, USVI S t. C roix M arine 17 45 N 64 42 W 340 7730289 no limit 110v 30amp; 220v 50amp; 3 phase 100amp 8-5, MonSat 60 St. Kitts S t. Kitts M arine W orks 17 20.3N 62 50.1W 1-869-6628930 120 no limit 110/220/3 phase 100amp 7-4 M-F 150 St.Thomas, USVI S ubbase D rydock 18 N 65 W 340-7762078 16.5 190 no limit 440 three phase/220/110 8-5, MonSat 1000 Turks & Caicos C aicos M arina & S hipyard 21.45. 57N 72.10. 47W 649-9465600 9 150 30/50/110 amp 24x7 75 O nsite Crew Facilities Electrical S hop Electronic S hop D I Y Friendly Lift 1 T ype / Capacity T ons) Maximum A ir D raft Maximum B eam Maximum Length Maximum D raft Carpentry S hop P rop S hop P aint S hop A rrival H ours P ower S upply Latitude Longitude R ESOURCES A S K ABO U T ADD I N G YO U R B OATYARD TO THE A LL AT SEA B OA T YARD GU IDE C ONTACT ADV E R T I S I NG@ALLATSEA.NETP hone N umber All At Seas Caribbean Boatyards Guide CARIBB EAN BOATYARDS =

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DECEMBER 2 0 1 7 ALLATSEA.NET 87 3 3 ISLAND REAL ESTATE 4 3 C HRI S TIAN S TED, ST. C ROIX, U S VI Great price available on rare 3BR/3BA condominium, located in a prime location at Schooner Bay with views overlook ing the harbor entrance. Fully furnished with many up grades, spectacular views, and best location. Survived Irma and Maria in perfect condition! Price: US $299,500 JULIET SAN MARTIN, Team San Martin, Re/MAX St. Croix julie@teamsanmartin.com | www.teamsanmartin.com Cell: (340) 690-9040 | Ofce: (340) 773-1048 x305 PUERTO PL ATA, D OMINICAN R E P UB L IC. Find your place under the sun and on one of the islands most spectacular north coast beaches at Fortunity Beach Tower. This new condominium complex offers 2BR and 3BR units, with views of the sea, mountains or pool. Units range from 1023to 2153-sq-ft, with two larger penthouses. On-property amenities include a spa, childrs play area and golf course access. Price: Starting at US $171,000 LAURA ACEVEDO, Laura Acevedo Real Estate Investment | lacevedo@lauracevedorealestate.com www.lauracevedorealestate.com Cell: (809) 669-3958 S ELL Y OUR COASTAL REAL E STATE HER E! Starting at just $50/month advertising@allatsea.net 2.25 acre property with 108'dock and 300' waterfront footage. Ideal for development. $257,000 (954) 258-7044 calabashshores.com THANK THEM FOR THEIR SUPPORT!LOVE ALL AT SEA? Tell an advertiser, I saw it in COMPLIMENTARY2017 THE CARIBBEANS MARINE SERVICE DIRECTORY www.firstmateonline.comThe Caribbeans Marine Service Directory. SEARCH BY: L ocation, Company & Category

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88 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2 0 1 7 ISLAND R EAL E STATE 6 8 WOOD L AND S M ONT S ERRAT. Beautifully main tained 2 BR/2BA furnished villa with landscaped gardens and fabulous ocean views. An additional acre plot is alongside, fronted by a cus privacy hedge, making the property a total of 1-acre. Outside is a lovely tiled swimming pool with wraparound deck. Downstairs storage and laundry area. Located in a quiet residential area. Five-minute drive to beach and shopping. Price: US $369,900 SUSAN MACLEOD EDGECOMBE, Tradewinds Real Estate tradewindsmontserrat@gmail.com www.tradewindsmontserrat.com Cell: (664) 495-2004 | Ofce: (664) 491-2004 SABADECO, B ONAIRE. Castillo Quillermo is one of the largest villas on island, consisting of luxurious rooms and surrounded by palm trees and tropical vegetation that provide lots of privacy. Ocean views from the huge covered porch are breathtaking. Ocean access is the Sabadeco dock, which is accessible by car or foot, only a few minutes away. Price: US $1,450,000 BOB BARTIKOSKI, RE/MAX Paradise Homes info@bonairehomes.com | www.bonairehomes.com Cell: (+599) 786-7362 | Ofce: (+599) 717-7362 7 C HERRY H I LL C ARRIACOU. Dandakaio is a beautiful 3BR villa located in a quiet residential area. It is modern yet feels like a traditional West Indian home with wooden louvered windows and wide spacious verandas enabling you to make the most of the indoor/ outdoor tropical living. Views overlook Hillsborough Bay and the outlying islands. Price: US $1,200,000 CAROLYN ALEXANDER, Carriacou Real Estate Ltd. islander@spiceisle.com | www.carriacou.net Ofce: (473) 443-8187 5 C HRI S TOP HE H ARBOUR, ST. K ITT S & N EVI S Create a dwelling in perfect harmony with the sea literally beneath your feet at 436 Salt Raker Drive. Overthe-water and waterfront living on a premier superyacht harbor. At Harbourside, residents own 25 feet of harbour waters off the shoreline of each homesite. This permits completely unobstructed views and enables the creation of the over-the-water living spaces, exclusive beaches, gardens, and private docks of your dreams. Price: US $1,500,000 (for 30,022-sq-ft or 0.689 acres) GENEVIEVE CONROY, Christophe Harbour Real Estate info@christopheharbour.com www.christopheharbour.com/real-estate Ofce: (869) 466-8738

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94 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2 0 1 7 2007 CENTURY 3200 WALKAROUNDFOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 2007CENTURY3200GMAIL.COMIn excellent condition with just over 200 hours on the twin Yamaha 250hp Four Stroke Outboards with digital gauges. Just serviced. Garmin 4208 Color Chartplotter/RADAR/Fishnd er, Simrad autopilot, Jabsco remote searchlamp, VHF, 2 stereo systems, one inside and one out. Compass, Lenco Trim Tabs, Windlass with danforth 300 ft of rope + 15 ft chain. Full eisen glass enclosure. MASE-Yanmar Diesel Generator with 200 hrs, heavy service last year. Flood lights, cockpit + gunwale light ing, Sea Blaze underwater LED lighting x 3. 4 batteries with 4 switches. 30A transom jack and cord. Under gunwhale lockable storage racks, Taco Grand Slam out riggers, 11 rod holders, Freshwater and Saltwater washdown sink area with cutting board, lighted livewell w/clear lid, transom sinkbait rigging area, removable seat backrest, transom shower. 2 in deck shboxes each with macerator pump, coam ing and seat pads, tackle drawers, tackle storage, walk through windshield, and Stainless steel hardware. Cabin has 3 steps down, aft cabin with storage and lighting, combination standup head and shower, AC/Heat 110v, 110v outlets, refrigerator, stove, 12v lighting and cedar lined hanging storage and drawers. Setee seats 5 comfortably and converts to large sleeping area. Flat screen TV with DVD player. Cable antenna and stern coax outlet. 5 side hatches and 2 large overhead all with screens. $95k BROKERAGE

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2007 CENTURY 3200 WALKAROUNDFOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 2007CENTURY3200GMAIL.COM In excellent condition with just over 200 hours on the twin Yamaha 250hp Four Stroke Outboards with digital gauges. Just serviced. Garmin 4208 Color Chartplotter/RADAR/Fishnd er, Simrad autopilot, Jabsco remote searchlamp, VHF, 2 stereo systems, one inside and one out. Compass, Lenco Trim Tabs, Windlass with danforth 300 ft of rope + 15 ft chain. Full eisen glass enclosure. MASE-Yanmar Diesel Generator with 200 hrs, heavy service last year. Flood lights, cockpit + gunwale light ing, Sea Blaze underwater LED lighting x 3. 4 batteries with 4 switches. 30A transom jack and cord. Under gunwhale lockable storage racks, Taco Grand Slam out riggers, 11 rod holders, Freshwater and Saltwater washdown sink area with cutting board, lighted livewell w/clear lid, transom sinkbait rigging area, removable seat backrest, transom shower. 2 in deck shboxes each with macerator pump, coam ing and seat pads, tackle drawers, tackle storage, walk through windshield, and Stainless steel hardware. Cabin has 3 steps down, aft cabin with storage and lighting, combination standup head and shower, AC/Heat 110v, 110v outlets, refrigerator, stove, 12v lighting and cedar lined hanging storage and drawers. Setee seats 5 comfortably and converts to large sleeping area. Flat screen TV with DVD player. Cable antenna and stern coax outlet. 5 side hatches and 2 large overhead all with screens. $95k

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96 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2 0 1 7 GREAT FERRY or TOUR BOAT!47FT BELLCRAFT HYDROFOIL CATAMARAN DRAWS 2FT! Call: 1-284-496-7935 email: simon@snorkelbvi.com 55-FOOT STEEL KETCH Excellent Condition Estate Sale (reduced 50%) to $135,000 Ask for photos bocasyachtclub@yahoo.com 1980 CUSTOM ALAN BUCHANAN Ker 11.3, 2005. 1st St. Maarten regatta 2016, 2nd St. Barth's, 2nd Antigua, ready to race with full wardrobe of near new sails, new engine, excel lent condition after recent professional makeover, $145K ONO. Email: mr.chappo@gmail.com DINGO FOR SALE BOSTON WHALER 2016 OUTRAGE 370 400K mrossy52@gmail.com | 473 403 9622 BROKERAGE 1998 LUHRS 290 OPEN TOURNAMENT $49,950luhrs290.4sale@gmail.com 2006 Chris Craft 28 CorsairHeritage Edition PRISTINE CONDITION US $65,000 ONO CONTACT: 473 444-2220 or rmiller@AnroAgencies.com 44 Steel Ocean Cruiser, great live-aboard !$68,000 Has income potential. 305-989-7181 www.dutchlove.com 1989 TOPPER HERMANSON WILDEST DREAM 1996 Caliber 47 LRC Ready to cruise. Miami, FL $219,000 BRIGADOON III 1998 Saga 43 Beautiful cruiser Fajardo, Puerto Rico $220,000 FINISTERRE 1977 Nautic Saintonge NS 44 Solid. Bocas del Toro, Panama $60,000 BLUE HERON 1984 Formosa 68 new listing Rio Dulce, Guatemala $300,000DAVID E. DODGEN Your Miami Broker!Cell: 305-781-2581 ddodgen@oridayacht.com www.oridayacht.com South Florida & Bahamas FISHING BOAT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Built in 1988, fully retted in 2009. Volvo penta D7 engine 265 HP. Isotherm hold 3m3. Hydraulic winch 1ton. Furuno 7000 chartplotter. Furuno 585 Sounder 1KW. Professional liferaft 6 people. Beacon (406 Canad). Boat is currently in Martinique. French ag, Fort-de-France registered, in date shing license. Bring offers! Price: $75,000 US caribbeannauticclub@gmail.com Tel: +590.690.82.44.11 THANK THEM FOR THEIR SUPPORT!LOVE ALL AT SEA? Tell an advertiser, I saw it in

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DECEMBER 2 0 1 7 ALLATSEA.NET 105M ARKETPLACE The 10+ Year Anti-Fouling Paint US EPA and California Approved! Yes, Coppercoat really works where you are!To learn more visit our website www.CoppercoatUSA.comor call us at 321.514.9197 or email at info@coppercoatusa.comThe strongest most long lasting anti-fouling available in the world today. Protecting boats around the world for 24 years. St. Kitts Marine WorksLOCATED AT NEW GUINEA, ST. KITTS Long 62 50.1 W Lat 17 20.3 N BOAT YARD Haul & Storage Special 5% discount for full payment. Haul and Launch $11 / ft. Storage $8 / ft / month. Beat the Hurricane season rush. Have access to your vessel to be launched at any time and not get stuck behind other boats. Tie down available ($3/ft), backhoe available ($100/hr) to dig hole to put keel down in etc. Pressure wash, Mechanics ($45/hr), Electricians ($45/hr), Weld ing and Carpenters available. Our 164 ton Travel Lift has ability for boats up to 35 ft wide and 120 feet long. We allow you to do your own work on your boat. No extra charge for Catamarans. 24 hr manned Secu rity, completely fenced property with CCTV. Water and electricity available. FREE high speed Wwww.skmw.net+1 869 662 8930 email: Bentels@hotmail.comREGULAR HOURS FOR HAUL: Monday to Thurs 8am to 3pm Fridays 8am to Noon PAYMENTS Cash (EC or US$), Visa, Master, Discover & travellers checks (must sign in front of us with ID) Agents for SERVING THE TURKS & CAICOS SINCE 1988649-946-5600 info@caicosmarina.com www.caicosmarina.comFull Service Marina and BoatyardDockage Boat Sales Dry Storage Fuel/Water/Ice/Laundry Hurricane Tie Down Outboard Sales & Service Chandlery HEADING NORTH?CRUISING SOUTH?

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106 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2 0 1 7 M ARKETPLACE A&F Sails ....................................................... 75 Above & Below Marine Services ....... 100 ACR ................................................................. 45 Aero Tec Laboratories .......................... 102 ALEXSEAL ..................................................... 33 American Yacht Harbor ...................... 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DECEMBER 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. www.thomascanvas.com info@thomas canvas.com 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@ surfbvi.com 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 jelic@onebox.com 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 water@champagnereef.com 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 plantation.com. 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 stainless@nautool.com 346 6735 L IST Y OUR JOBS HE R E! Starting at just $35/month advertising@allatsea.net 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 DECEMBER 2 0 1 7 C hristmas is soon here, so lets start celebrating. As we continue to recover from the devastating effects of the hurricanes, I am thinking of you and wish you all posi tive thoughts and the best to each and every one of you. Merry Christmas! PIMM S CUP C O CK TAI L Prep time: 5 minutes. Serves: 1 2oz Pimms No 1 (gin based liqueur) 1 cup of ice 3oz ginger-aleGAR N ISH : 1 lemon slice 1 cucumber slice 1 raspberry 1 strawberry 1 stalk of mint Pour Pimms into glass, ll with ice. Top with ginger-ale. Garnish with lemon, cucumber, raspberry, strawberry, and mint.NOTE: Pimms No. 1 liqueur is the key to this refreshing cocktail with British origins. It is the unofcial drink of the Wimbledon tennis tournament!R OAST PUMPKIN, LE N T I LS A ND RIC OTTA O P E N PI ES Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 40 minutes. Serves: 41 butternut pumpkin (about 1-1/4lb), peeled, seeded, diced 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded, diced 1 medium red onion, peeled, cut into thin slices 1 tsp Moroccan seasoning (S ee below) Olive oil spray 1 cup (or 8oz) of grape tomatoes, halved 1 (16oz) can no added salt lentils, rinsed, drained cup reduced fat ricotta 2 tbsp chopped at-leaf parsley 4 reduced fat short crust pastry sheets, just thawed 1 egg white, lightly beaten Preheat oven to 400F. Place pumpkin, red peppers and onion on the oven tray. Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with Moroccan seasoning. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until tender; set aside to slightly cool. When cooled, place roasted vegetables in a large bowl. Add tomato, lentils, ricotta and parsley; stir gently to combine. Season with cracked black pepper. Cut eight circles, about 3-inches in diameter from pastry sheets. Brush pastry rounds with egg white. Place one-quarter of the lling in the center of each round, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold up each pastry border to enclose lling, leaving pie tops open. Place pies on a baking tray. Bake 15 minutes or until pastry is crisp and golden.M O R O CC A N SEASO NING Prep time: 5 minutes. Serves: 8. Makes: 8 Tablespoons5 tsp ground nutmeg 1-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon 5 tsp ground cuminMix all together.BA N A N A A ND S W EET P OTATO B R EA D Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 55 minutes. Serves: about 16 Cooling time: 20 minutes and overnight. Makes: One loaf Cooking spray, nonstick 1-1/2 cups all-purpose our 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1 cup shredded sweet potato 2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed Preheat oven to 350F. Spray bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl combine our, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and cloves. Make a well in the center of the our mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together sweet potato, bananas, yogurt, brown sugar, eggs, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to our mixture; stir until evenly moistened. Fold in pecans. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil; store overnight before slicing. TIP : It is not recommend using a sugar substitute for this recipe. WASSA I L ... IT MUST BE CH RI STM AST HE DI SH BY CA P N JA N ROB IN SO N 1 (16oz) container plain non fat Greek yogurt cup packed brown sugar cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed 1/3 cup canola oil cup chopped pecans, toasted 5 tsp ground coriander 2-1/2 tsp allspice 2-1/2 tsp ground ginger

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