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I applaud your series of articles on Digital Selective C iii ,. i (DSC) beginning with your October 2008 issue.
They were extremely informative and helped me with my DSC installation in my BVI-registered iii,. i
vessel Autumn Passage.
It would seem that the BVI does not issue updates to the ITU, and in fact there seems to be great confu
sion about this within the BVI agencies. My MMSI number was issued here in May of 2008, but there has
been no update to the ITU data base. At one point I was even told this was the responsibility of a local
electronics company which of course is absurd. Both the electronics company and I have written letters
but it would seem this issue is not very important.
I am concerned that many private yacht owners, and perhaps even commercial vessels that have reg
istered MMSI numbers, are assuming that the information is in the ITU data base when, if fact, it is not.
When searching the ITU data base I find that the information of the two previous owners of Autumn Pas
sage when registered in the U.S. is in the data base, making the issue even more troubling.
Perhaps you might want to alert your readers of this issue so that they can be forewarned. Thanks to
you and David Cooper for 1 1i1 articles.
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Editor's note: Readers tind Dave
Cooper's series aboutDSCon our website,
wwwallatsea.net in archive pages for
October, November and December2008.
I recently ran across your article (I believe it was the February 2006
Issue) by Jeannie Kuich on the trip we took, or attempted to take,
with Mike and her to Bermuda. It is always ,i I 1'.1 I to hear other
people's accounts of long past events. I remember most of the story
the way Jeannie told it, but don't remember the pod of whales stop
ping our engines, but rather a coast guard plane I 11 i with one en
gine feathered that caused us to try and start the port engine, the
other being inoperable, due to a failed attempt to repair the star
board engine water pump in Newport.
I was never able to convince anyone that I was not really going to
precipitously abandon ship but was merely clowning. Her version
makes for a better story. I do 1,, I i iI. ili I that it would make
a hell of a story to tell my grandchildren if I survived the trip. My wife
and I made three or four more trips with Mike and Jeannie, all fun and
1iI II, but none could measure up to the first.
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Bill Bailey from Caribbean Marine Surveyors on Tortola, BVI reports thatAlegria,
a 44' sloop abandoned 120 miles off Martinique on the 22nd December,
was found and towed to safety Aruba on the 10th of January. The boat was
first spotted by the Curacao Coast Guard about 50 miles north of Curacao,
dismasted but afloat, then found again by Aruba's Coast Guard Air patrol. The
owner, who is safe, I .11 I, had been iiiI,. I alone and was struck during
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In January, St. Lucia visitors and locals watched as a 241 ft private yacht
entered to top the list of luxury liners that have berthed in Marigot Bay. The
second largest to date is Sherakhan, at 229 ft. The name of the yacht was not
disclosed. "We not only handle the big cruisers,' said marina manager, Bob
Hathaway,"but we handle their need for privacy and the ability to maintain a
low profile"' I i .. I i
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This year's North American Rally to the Caribbean from Newport, Virginia to
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"For the 10th Anniversary I am going to make the rally free for anyone tojoin,"
reports organizer Hank Schmitt of Offshore Passage Opportunities."There will
be a per-head fee for the socials but i I li... I else will be included and
there will be no rally fee." www.sailopo.com
All at Sea humor columnist Julian Putley
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called "Sunfun Gospel', which chronicles the
adventures of residents of fictional Eastern
Caribbean island of Dominada.
Forty large Charter yachts, at an average size
Sunfun Gospel by Julian Putley of 40 meters (131 feet),, 11 I in December
2008 to meet charter agents, and outdid
themselves in i,. I theme parties on board that varied from a circus to a
nightclub to an undersea adventure. Voted by the I 1 1,. 111. I charter agents
at the show, the trophy for"Best in Show over 140" was awarded to Captain
Keith Moore and his crew from Lady Sheradin and "Best in Show under 140"
was awarded to Captain Mark Delstanche and his crew from Ilona. This year's
dates: December 6 to 9, 2009. www.mybacaribbeanshow.com
Looking for a new location? Dale Westin reports that II opportunities
exist within the Port Antonio, Jamaica marina complex, 11 ii. I,.I a deli
provision shop, pool bar and formal restaurant and other marine related
activities. For details and specifics, contact Dale B. Westin, marina general
All good i11. i must come to an end, and the Cruising Rally Association's
Atlantic Cup Rally will take cruisers north at the end of winter season,
(i. II ii i from Tortola's Nanny Cay Marina and ,ii Iii. i in Bermuda four
to five days later. The Atlantic Cup is the companion rally to November's
Caribbean 1500 (slated this year to start November 2) and is open to sailors
with well founded offshore boats at least 38 feet long and crews of two or
1111 iiI i ,. I of a summer season getaway overseas? The Moorings announced in
January the opening of a new base in Orhaniye,Turkey for the 20C ,iii,. I season
with a range of monohulls and catamarans from 40 to 44 ft. Orhaniye is on the
westcoastofthe Hisanoru peninsula which stretches for30 miles into ii 1 'i 1
Sea between the Greek Islands of Kos and Rhodes. Expect late morning winds
' ii. iii. I to 25 knots and deep blue seas with secluded coves, rugged mountains
as a backdrop, tranquil ill i and historic ruins. www.moorings.com
United States Yacht Shows, Inc. announced in January that the City of
Annapolis has approved use, by the company, of the City Dock and adjacent
Susan C i. i.I. II Park to conduct the annual fall in-water United States
,il .... i Show and United States Powerboat Show I i ..i iil 2014. Members
of the All at Sea team attended the ill ..I. show again this year and
distributed thousands of copies of the October issue to some of the 50,000+
people who attended.
(Caribbean News continued on page 22)
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(Caribbean News continued from page 20)
As of early January, 20 yachts of one hundred feet or
over had visited and another fifteen were expected to
visit by the end of month at Port Louis Grenada, now
owned by Camper & Nicholsons. "We are i 1i. I, I
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Tournament activities begin on Monday March 9th
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Banquet. "Because it is our 15th Anniversary Edition
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Antigua's Jolly Harbour Yacht Club or ,-.
JHYC held its annual u I at the Dogwatch in early January and elected "
Paul Jackson as Commodore. Others serving this year are David Milner, Vice-
Commodore; Brian Turton, Rear Commodore; Colin Jones, Fleet Captain; "
Lynda Stacey-Lowe, Membership Secretary/Treasurer; Yvonnie Payne, Youth
Development Director; and Angle Dickson, Event Coordinator.
Club members are planning a Classic Rum Cruise from ii 1. i to St Lucia
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on Monday, May 4 and conclude in Marigot Bay on Monday May 18. Contact
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Manager Bill Canfield is looking for volunteers to help out with the
International Rolex i11 in all areas -contact him at styc@vipowernet.
net. The club held a Virgin Islands iii I Association (VISA) Silent Auction in
January with proceeds going to the USVI's international ,ii,. I team. During
the winter season, the club has held Junior iii ,. I Classes for beginners and I
those with limited experience, taught by Jessie Murphy, Verian Aguilar, and
St. Lucia Yacht Club
The St. Lucia Yacht Club hosted its Second annual SLYC Fun
DayatReduit Beach on Sunday December 14th.Thisyearthere
was a morning session and an afternoon session of beach
games, like "pass the plantain," and 1ii. ii, races 1, 11iiI. I .I
a 1. ii. ri I race in an Opti filled with six team members of
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ARC sailors and families were invited to participate in
the day's event as well as the St. Lucia Yacht Club IIi. i,
sailors. The morning session was enjoyed by four teams
of junior sailors as well as the one-and-only early rising
ARC crew who ( 11 I themselves the "Wesley Team", four
young boys and one girl. The Wesley Team were awarded
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World, while the team to accumulate the most points in
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The afternoon session saw a few more
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who is the SLYC Membership Secretary, and
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instructors, Rob Hemming and Chris Lowe.
Event sponsors were Digicel, Island Water
World, Renwick&Co., Royal BankofCanada (who
sponsored 12 new safety jackets for the Kids
,i,, I Programme), Johnson's Marine Hardware,
J.E. .i Co, Sunset Heights, Delirius, Chris
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renada's premier angling event celebrated its 40th Anniversary
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Tobago's Hard Playll took the number one spot with 3000 points.
Ryan Agar, i- I i. I on Why Worry from Trinidad & Tobago, and
Andrew Llanos, on Hard Playll, tied for top angler honors at 1200 points each.
Top woman angler
One of the longest running billfish tournaments in the Caribbean, the
event attracts boats from most neighboring islands as well as anglers from
all over the world. This year, T&T had the strongest showing with 27 boats,
. .11. I by 10 from Grenada, and additional participants from Martinique,
Barbados, St. Lucia, Jamaica, and the UK.
With a donation of EC $10,000, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas continued to
sponsor and support Grenadian i- -1 11' i events, as new sponsors this year of
the tournament. "We were pleased to be part of this event which over the years
contributed towards tourism and the marine industry of Grenada,' said Danny
Donelan, 1 i ,. I manager at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Grenada.
Final tournament 'i i 11 were: 69 Sailfish, 14 White Marlin and 21 Blue
Marlin released plus one Blue Marlin landed fora total of 105 billfish caught
Donelan presented Spice Island Billfish Tournament president Richard
Mclntyre with the sponsorship check."We are i Ii ii .I I to welcome Camper
& Nicholsons as an official sponsor of the tournament. The success of the Spice
Island Billfish Tournament is highly dependent on our sponsors; hence we are
extremely happy to have C&N Port Louis Marina onboard,' said Mclntyre.
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BUT HARVEY'S PASSIONS AND SKILL-SET EXTEND FAR International Game Fish Association (ww
BEYOND HIS OBVIOUS TALENTS AS AN ILLUSTRATOR. supports catch and release ethics.
HARVEY COULD HAVE SUCCEEDED BRILLIANTLY IN ANY Guy Harvey lives with his wife Gillian ar
ONE CHOSEN FIELD BUT HAS MANAGED TO EXCEL AT 18 and Alex, 16, on Grand Cayman about
AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF PURSUITS. HE'S AN ANGLER, studio and next-door restaurant. He was
SCIENTIST, DIVER, PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER, his father was assigned there with the Brit
EXPLORER, CONSERVATIONIST, PHILANTHROPIST, Caribbean and date back to 1664-he's
TELEVISIONHOST,AUTHOR,STOREKEEPER,RESTAURATEUR, E. Iil I heritage.
MERCHANDISER AND FISHERMAN. Growing up in Jamaica and i, iI. th
"I love to fish,"says Harvey, who points out that he is a conservationist but
not a preservationist and enjoys a tasty serving of yellow fin tuna or mahi
mahi as much as the next person. "I'm a very keen angler but a responsible
fisherman," he says. The French/Caribbean menu in his waterfront Grand
Cayman Island Grill does not feature threatened or overexploited species,
and Harvey is a consistent supporter of"catch and release" iii'., I
Harvey began to draw sea creatures. He
biology at Aberdeen University in Scotlanc
in fisheries management from the Unive
he educates other people about the sea
other projects. One is his collaboration wi
at Nova Southeastern University that cr
Research Institute in 1999 and the other is
BY CHRIS GOODIER
PHOTOS BY ROBERT GOODIER
e capacity to use both sides of his
tt, Chief C-'. .- I Officer of the
w igfa.com), an ..i 11. 1i i.. i that
nd their two children, Jessica, age
two miles from his Georgetown
born in Germany in 1955 when
ish Army, but his roots are clearly
a tenth- i i, .i 11.. Jamaican of
e southern coast with his father,
achieved high honors in marine
I and, in 1982, earned a doctorate
rsity of the West Indies. Today
Si,. -il a television series and
th Florida's oceanographic center
heated the nonprofit Guy Harvey
his own foundation.
30 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
"Guy has established the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation bringing
much-needed -, 11. I li. I to fuel research that has a real impact to our aquatic
environment,' says IGFA's Myatt. "As a member of IGFA Board ofTrustees, Guy
has been a driving force behind our conservation efforts'
Dr. Harvey launched his professional art career in 1985 in Jamaica when
he displayed his series of 44 ink drawings i i I- 1 IIm Ernest Hemingway's
"The Old Man and the Sea"' He began 11,,iii.i full time soon after that.
The demand for his c Ii-ii iiii,. images of undersea creatures has led to
his creation of products in every price range from original oils at many
thousands of dollars down to affordable ci1 .iliii. i house wares and prints.
He has i11 il i 11 : shops in Key West and Marco Island, Florida and Orange
Beach, Alabama, and travels to his U.S. office every ten days.
Harvey's working studio is on the second floor of his I i 1iii 1, l in
Cayman, and visitors line up on cruise ship days to ask the genial artist to
autograph prints and copies of his book, "Portraits of the Deep." The strong
colors and high-energy action of his artwork have almost universal appeal
even for non-anglers.
"As an artist, Guy has shared images that capture the beauty and raw
power in a medium that has no peers," says Myatt. The painter some refer
to as"the John Audubon of marine art"is generous with his talent and often
donates original -11111,,.. to events such as this year's IGFA fundraising
Auction in January.
Harvey has fished in Cuba's Hemingway tournament five times, helped
restart the Port Antonio, Jamaica tournament and believes that" .. i I 11 m,. I
is a barometer for well-being in a country." Since his children became old
enough to fish with him, he has done more "fun Iii,. I with them than
tournaments.' But he still manages to participate 1 1. Ii, i Il "We donate
hundreds of thousands every year in ,ii 1 i .as prizes to tournaments and
fundraising events,' Harvey acknowledges.
To say Dr. Guy Harvey keeps busy is an understatement-he always has a
next project on the drawing board, currently a new book and another retail
outlet in Florida. But his priority is always the health of the world's oceans.
"We are all fortunate that we have Guy championing stewardship of our
marine resources,"says IGFA's Mike Myatt. "With such like-minded individuals,
our marine environment has a chance"' -
Chris Goodier is the editorial director of All at Sea and a freelance writer/photographer
whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Caribbean Travel & Life
and Caribbean Meetings & Events.
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Charlie is often out on the water with iii,. i students and when
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One 415'yacht boasts two helicopters and a ten-man submarine. A
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UNWITH I ARTICLE & PHOTOS
BY MIKE SHAW
j occasionally while spending
time with friends and fellow
cruisers, the topic of running
often comes up. Not so much
running for fitness, but rather
running before the wind on a
sailboat. Often cruisers dread
this point of sail, commenting
on cork screwing and a
wicked rolling motion that is
intolerable. Well, if you rig
your boat properly it can
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34 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
Another bonus is that broad reaching and running present the least
amount of resistance and stress to your boat. My wife Kylie and I, aboard
Meggie, our Cheoy Lee B30, have some simple methods that we use when
running that work well for us.
First off, you need to look at the distribution of weight on board your
vessel, such as water and fuel tanks. Making sure the weight is relatively
equal on both sides of the boat will help with the ..Iii. i Also weight
aloft matters, heavy items such as radar domes and mast mounted wind
generators add weight in the worst possible place.
Next is to decide on a sail plan. On Meggie we have perhaps the
ultimate sail plan; being a cutter ketch rig we are able to fly four sails
in total, so in i 'iii to moderate winds we carry full sail but as the wind
ii iii, i,. we can reefordropa sail as necessary. With the wind deepon
the aft quarter, we set mizzen, main and staysail i. in.. II and then pole
the yankee out to windward with the pole set square to the wind which
works like a dream.
However, on a dead run we either sheet in the mizzen to deflect wind into
the mainsail or drop it all .. I i I if it interferes with our wind vane steering.
The staysail now blanketed by the main will also come down.
There is r,. i.1i.1 i more i i ii. | and dangerous than an accidental jibe,
thus making a preventer vang our first and foremost important part of our
downwind system. Other important components of our system are the
spinnaker/whisker pole, fore guy and topping lift which can be a spare
halyard. A preventer vang and fore guy essentially serve the same purpose,
.. 1, I. I the sail down and forward, i I the tendency to chafe on any
I 1. Ill,. I rigging or spreaders.
We bought some spare blocks at a parts swap and I hand-stitched a
strong nylon webbing loop on them for instant fair leads. This can be put
around an anchor roller or 11i. II1 .cathead while in use.
Perhaps the easiest way to set the pole is to run with the wind on the
quarter with your jib to leeward; it will be I.i 1. I. I around useless behind the
main. Then set the pole with the lazy jib sheet, topping lift and fore guy to
windward, now jibe the headsail over and square the pole to the wind.
It is important to try and balance the amount of sail area on either side of
the boat, which will reduce the roll. On boats with i i. i systems you can
simply roll away a little sail when necessary.
Above, I have described a typical wing on wing set up. Another running
method is to douse the main sail and add a block to the end of the main
boom. Lead the sheet from a second headsail, (preferably free I iii.
i,..l I the block and guy the boom out using the preventer vang and main
sheet; use your main halyard as a topping lift. Essentially you will have twp
poled out head sails I .... but beware of all this power forward, especially
as the wind increases and waves overtake the boat.
Watch your speed. Look astern from time to time and check the faces of
the .11. I. I seas; when running, an increase in the wind can go unnoticed.
Also, too much speed can cause the boat to track off its desired course and
this extra power can overwhelm an autopilot.
We have learned to really enjoy running on our boat, feeling safe and
comfortable. Both Kylie and I would choose to work on the foredeck or
prepare a meal in the i il while running in 20 knots and a good sea
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BY ROGER MARSHALL
You're working on your boat and find that
some wiring has chafed through in a couple But wait! There's a problem, a really big problem. It's in the use of a
of places. When you go to repair it, you soldering iron. Boat wires are subject to a lot of vibration and should not be
discover that several connectors have broken soldered. If they are, the soldered part is usually fine where it is held rigid
Sb in t f p r by the solder But the wires tend to break directly behind the soldered joint
off behind the fuse panel. So you get out your
S en n where the wire can flex, but it is held rigid by the joint. That's why most
trusty sobering iron and spice several wires, authorities do not recommend soldering wires for boat projects or even
solder new connectors on the ends of broken keeping a soldering iron on your boat.
wires, and put the whole thing back together The correct way to make a joint on your boat is to use a crimping tool like
again. Good job done, you think, the one shown here.This one by Ancor Marine is very different from those that
you buy in a hardware store. First, it ratchets, so you have constant pressure
on the crimp connector Second, it will not let go until you have crimped the
connector at exactly the right pressure. You can't "overcrimp" simply because
the tool won't go any -.iil I You can also change to
anvils to allow you to crimp other items such as
co axial cable.
When you using a crimping tool you'll always
needtostripthewirestothecorrectl ill, II
most electrical engineers (I spend six years
.1 I 1 i I was an electrical engineering
before I got into boats), I have used a knife,
clippers, strippers, and other tools to strip
wires. But recently I've come across a couple of
tools that make it so much easier to strip exactly
the right ill of wire. The stripper pliers ensure
you can only strip just enough cable to give the right
.I III I to crimp. Again these pliers are made by Ancor who
I *, .d them to suit their crimping tool.
Iii I Irip your cable then crimp it. When crimping, place
II, 11 ,,'. the terminal until it comes right to the end of the
I 'I I"",.. I ,,nal to be crimped. Ifyou shorten the ,, IiI ofwire in
I1, i,,,,, I I,,, I ..t hold properly. Here we're ill 11,. I about making the
I. ..i 1i i u ,I II, I i III last the life of the boat with a little care.
i11 1, II 1, 1 i, 1 ,i rminal is crimped properly, it will never let go unless
II I, I ,1 11 I i 11 the selection of the right terminal is essential. I prefer
36 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
to use a washer-like terminal because the wire is completely captured, but
many production builders prefer to use a U-shaped terminal that can be
inserted faster. When using the washer-like terminal, you need to remove
the entire screw from the -1111. i in order to install the wire. Often you'll
drop and lose the screw, so to save time boatbuilders rarely use this type of
-I I i If you put a tiny drop ofTanglefoot (It's a iii ii i substance used by
gardeners) on your screwdriver, you'll find that it will hold the screw on the
driver until you've got it ,iiI. I and screwed in properly.
When making a joint, simply insert the wires into a joint terminal and
use the crimping tool to ensure that the wires are '.i.li fastened. I like
to give the wires a good tug to make sure they're .iii i If you don't tug
them or the wires are loose, you may have to repeat the job later, and if
it is buried behind a panel somewhere, you'll wish you'd done it properly
the first time.
Once you've crimped your terminal on the end of the wire, you will probably
have a small' ril I of bare wire showing. The best way to protect this wire is to
use heat-shrink tubing to cover it. You can shrink the tubing by using Ancor's
butane powered soldering iron or by using several matches or a ci. 1 II 1 lighter
Of course, if you don't have any heat-shrink tubing you can wrap the joint
with electrical tape. I've seen this done many times. But I prefer the neater
look of heat-shrink tubing, especially as it can be color-coded on either end
of the wire to suit the job.
Making the right connection, then, isn't hard if you have the right tools
and products for the job. -I
MARCH 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 37
BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER COPYRIGHT 2009
We lean on each other-now more than ever
We have aged at different rates. And, thus, as our
physical real estate deteriorates, we ... 1 I11 1 11,
and 1,1 i11, I i on each other to ever greater
degrees. Our flesh is weak but our commitment is
strong. Whenever one falters, the other is there.
Thought of one way, this inevitable aging
process could make a person sad-or even drive
one into the arms of greedy plastic surgeon. But
I prefer to think of it the other way: that as my
steps falter and my physical abilities diminish, my
appreciation of my life-partner grows.
I love life. Dying is a part of it. Aging is a
prelude. I embrace it all.
Sure, we occasionally snarl. I am often a jerk.
She is no more perfect. But we're happy with our
velvet chains of family. She gave me heryouth. She
only had one youth and will never have another
other... and yet she shared hers with mine.
She still laughs at my jokes. Yesterday I told her,
"As my memory dims, my conscience clears," and
was rewarded with one of her sexy growl laughs.
Our daughter Roma Orion now lives in
Amsterdam... and NOT because of the drugs!
What could be nicer?
Thus I kiss my wife Carolyn as i.iiii as a
butterfly's wing on her sleeping forehead.
I am careful to not make a sound as I roll out of
our tiny, toe-kissing vee berth.
Wild Card's interior is not large nor plush. It
is dim inside our cabin. The weak i.liii favors
our aging varnish, our tarnished bronze, our
I have found it is much faster to dust without
my i. I .- I glasses.
If I woke her up right now and we both ran
to opposite ends of the boat-we'd still be within
38 feet of each other. Most of the time-the vast
majority of my life-I've spent within ten feet of
her There is nowhere in our little watery world
where she can't hear or smell me-and I her. Still,
she is my Mystery Woman. She has secrets. Hidden
places. Private scents. Sweet secretions.
I love the smell of her hair The way she grunts.
How her toes curl.
I really can't tell where my wife and my life
begin or end. Nor where the world and my vessel
intersect. I live within a wonderful fairy-tale movie.
It is an adventure movie. It is a movie of a love
story. It is a travelogue. It is a porno flick, a family
flick, a chick flick.
As I move aft in the cabin, I stop at the nav
station. It is silent. Most of my instruments are as
asleep as my wife. Buta GPS winks in anchor-alarm
mode. My depth meter reads 15 feet, over a soft
mud bottom. My wind speed reports 12 knots.
And my Danforth compass indicates the breeze is
from the nor'east.
I check the Link 10. My batteries are down 37
amps, not bad. The solar cells will soon recharge
them. If, for any reason, the sun hides-then I'll
turn on the wind gen.
I feel in balance.
I take but I give.
I ii lift the companionway screen and
move aft into the cockpit. I can tell it is going to
be another beautiful day.
Once I had a friend who knew he was going to
die soon. I asked him what he wanted. He told me
he wanted another perfect day. I asked him what
a perfect day was. He told me a perfect day is...
any day you're alive.
We're currently anchored off the lovely island
of Langkawi in Malaysia. The harbor is huge. Giant
fish hawks wheel overhead. Puffy white clouds.
The sun sparkles on the water like liquid diamonds
I force myself to take small, quick breathes-I
don't want to hyperventilate with the beauty of
I recently was asked by a 1i i, I friend how
to find the Now. I told him, "Find the beauty.'
"Where is the beauty?" he asked.
I I, i. iki' about iiii.i him to look for God's
footprints or to find Mother Nature or to look at
any tree or ocean wave...
...but instead I said,"It is all around you. If there
is ever a time you can't see beauty-it is because
you are not looking hard enough... because awe
inspiring beauty is always there if you but look'
Even in the midst of atrocity is beauty.
A muezzin starts up singing from one of the
nearby shore-side Mosques. I listen., 1 111 1 i 11,. ,
all alone. But our harbor is crescent-shaped. We're
within hearing distance of five different Muslim
houses of worship. Soon the other muezzins join
in for what I call their'( iiiI.. of constipation.
38 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
I find all ii. i.. i ugly but God beautiful. However, I try to cut'em some
slack. It took me awhile but now I find the singing muezzins inspiring.
I've c 1, II I the shipload of Ex Lax I ordered.
And I pat Buddha on the back (No, not on his sacred head for gosh's
sakes!) for saying,"Don't believe in any of them, dude... me included!"
I find the world both e i ...ii. i and Enchanted.There are more miracles
per second than I can count: snowflakes, clouds, waves and rainbows abound.
I recently heard a lecture on string theory-and it made me giggle.
...could it be that art and science-and Las Vegas, even-is God playing
peek a-boo with himself?
My wife Carolyn and I recently spent a couple of weeks making a beautiful
cockpit table. It gleams at me. It is still new-enough that I marvel at it. We
made in out of local hardwood. We used mostly hand tools: planes, rasps,
chisels and saws. We took turns on the long cuts. I'd saw for awhile, then
she would. We're close to the equator. Sweat dripped off her nose. Sawdust
rivuleted between her breasts. One strand of hair kept Ihiii. i down-and
she'd blow it back away with exasperation.
I find it all erotic.
She came aboard to sew up somecurtains at 15years of age, and has been
sewing happiness into my life ever since. People are amazed and distressed
at America's divorce rate. I am not. Why should couples stay ... I i ,? She
is her own person. People are individual units. She can stand alone. She has
1 i, 1. I she needs. Yet still she wants me and I want her
We've lived i... 1i, I aboard now for 39 years-and been lovers for
... 1 ii that. We've traveled the world ..I i We've mopped up each
other's vomit, feces and blood. And yet she still sparkles to me.
Recently we had little argument and she said in exasperation, "...I just
want to grow old with you, Fatty!"
It is the 1i I Ii ,i i anyone has ever said to me.
When I was a young child and growing up aboard the schooner Elizabeth
we had a conch shell. It was THE conch, our family's conch shell. Whenever
lunch was ready, my mother would blow it-and I would come running
from where ever I was in the harbor Ditto, dinner. If there was an emergency,
the person aboard would blow it-and the rest of our crew/family would
immediately drop what they doing and come a'running.
I still have that conch shell. It is now aboard Wild Card, via Corina
Some sons inherit the family farm, I, a true son-of-a-sailor, inherited a
And I am honored to be so honored. It is precious to me. It is my history.
It is a lifeline to my distant past. It links me to my dead.
Once, many years ago, I i ..1. ii1 I'd lost Carolyn. I didn't know what to
do. I was in a panic. So I hoisted myself to the very top of my mast and then
laboriously hauled up the deck bucket with the conch shell. And I blew that
conch shell for as long and as loud as I could. Again. And again.
...as my fellow boaters anchored nearby stared up at me with a
combination of sorrow and pity.
She heard it.
She came back.
My reverie fades. I hear her moving below-the sound of the head door,
the clank of her tea kettle, the smell of our coffee.
"How is it?" she asks me. I don't know if she's l 11, I about the weather
or the boat or the harbor or life in general... or us. But it doesn't matter My
answer is the same.
"Fine," I say. -J
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card with his wife Carolyn and cruises
throughout the world. He is the author of "Chasing the Horizon" by American
Paradise Publishing, "Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsies" and "The Collected Fat." For more
Fat-flashes, see fattygoodlander.com.
MARCH 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 39
BEHIND THE SCENES:
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
t takes a corps
to put on
regattas and to
do it well.
Titia Reijntjes and her boyfriend
Goran volunteer at the
"If you live in St. Maarten, you're St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
automatically vol u nteer,"says Titia Reijntjes,
who has intermittently lived on the island
and now travels from Holland each year to
assist at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.
For Shep Barrows, who coordinates the mark boats at the International
Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas, a chance to give back got him volunteering.
"The St.ThomasYacht Club (STYC) has always been good aboul I -1.i -. -11 i
junior iii. i "says Barrows, who has two sailor sons."When I stopped ,IIh. I
myself in 1998, 1 started running the mark boats.'
Josephine Jo'Bowker, has worked the Committee Desk at, I11. 1 I ,, I
Week for more than 20 years. She started volunteering when her husband
would race as a way that she could feel a part of the event.
"When the lady who ran the desk moved away, I was invited to take over,"
says Bowker."The rest, as they say, is history!'
There are many ways to volunteer at a regatta. Barrows and Bowker have
stuck with the same jobs, however Reijntjes has lent her skills in a couple of
"I started doing steering committee work," Reijntjes says. "Then, my
brother started running the water taxi service. I worked with him for a couple
of years as one of the drivers. When he moved to Curacao I took it over,
organizing 1 i 1111. i and c. -i. Iii, I, i all the volunteers. It took about 45
volunteers between the drivers and helpers. It's a tough job. You get maybe
two to three hours sleep each night from Wednesday to Sunday afternoon.
And, you don't see any of the racing at all.'
Last year, drawing on her experience working in television in .. n ,i,.
Reijntjes coordinated the media, from press accreditations to i 111 I all the
correspondents out on boats.
This year, she says, "I'll be c(. ..* 11, i, m. I the start boat and my boyfriend,
Goran, will volunteer as the captain'
Like Reijntjes'water taxi experience, Barrows find he needs to put ... i ii,
a small army of volunteers some 50 he estimates.
In addition tojustthe mark boats, Barrowsjob hasexpandedtoc. i I.. II.I I
all but the racing boats."That includes the VIP boats, the medical boat staffed
Week volunteer /
Jo Bowker holds
the Jan Santos
Trophy for volun-
awarded to her
by a nurse, two photography boats and judges'boats in addition to the mark
boats,' he explains. One challenge is 1111 .- I the boats themselves.
"Owners are reluctant to let someone else drive their boat,' says Barrows.
"But, we have several very capable repeat volunteers each year, both to
donate boats and run them' Barrows provides a training session for those
new volunteers who want to help crew on the mark boats.
"We spend a day before the ., s I going out and ,I iI .iI 11.1 I
marks,' he says.
Bowker's job is shore based, but no less strategic in its coordination.
She explains,"l have two or three core volunteers who help set up the desk
SI li I itwo weeks before the .1 11 This means i i i,. i with the main ASW
office in St Johns, ensuring that phone lines and internet are set up, that we
have radios and cell phones, and that the computers, printers, photocopiers
and stationery are all in place. Our committee desk is a container (like St
Maarten), that's laid up from year to year so there's always a lot of cleaning
and checking of wiring systems to make sure the electricity works'
Bowker's job also entails organizing i. I11 1, i..,, and, during the event,
making sure the results and official boards are loaded, moved to the race
end locations and picked up the 1 ,,. I morning to be brought to the
next race end location.
"Our core team also drives to each race end location with computers,
printers, etc. to set up for the finish,' Bowker says.
This is a lot of work. So, why do volunteers volunteer?
"What I like', says Reijntjes, "is the thrill of working on a big team. Of
everybody working .. I i It's nice to be a part of it. And, I get a kick out
of how we all come .. I I and it works so well'
For Barrows, it's been both fun and instructive working with some great
PROs (Principal Race Officers) over the years. "I've learned a lot about race
r .- i I i, ,,I I says.
Friends and a I- i. I of homecoming keep Bowker volunteering. "A joy
that many volunteers experience at all IIIl is ,, ill,. I old friends who
come back from year to year to race. Many of the competitors in I,. 11ii
have been coming for years from Europe, the States and other ,, II .11. I parts
of the world,' she says.
For those i,,,,i i.i i about volunteering at a Caribbean regatta, Reijntjes
has three words of great advice:"Just do it!" -
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and
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BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
inter racing gives way to spring and summer -
regattas that lead right up to hurricane
season. What's nice is that these events are
spread throughout the Caribbean island -5
chain, offer a wide range of opportunities from hard -
core racing to cruise or rally-style racing, incorporate Rambler andAPLeopardat2008Antigua Sailing Week
production as well as native-built boats and basically
offer something for everyone. Of course, the common
theme is a love of being on the water by day and great HERE'S A SA NG OF WHAT'S HA EN
parties at night! FROM APRTHROUGH AUGUST:
... BVI Spring Regatta,
22 -n. 'Warm water -hot racing; is the tag line of this northern Caribbean regatta
2 i t that sees over 100 entries each year and hosts the finale of both VI Race
\, l, 'fWeek and the Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (C.O.R.T) Series. New this
Sl jl t year, regatta organizers are hiring all night security for beach cats, hoping
Sto I i.i II. this class's participation. i 1111i ..i information, the NOR,
J and 'Crew Wanted' I I is available online. Tel: 284-494-3286; Email: info@
.\ -.I bvispringregatta.org; Web: www.bvispringregatta.org
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ja.. 14(11, I\ 4- 10th Transcaraibes Guadeloupe to Cuba Race,
This three-week cruising rally takes sailors from Guadeloupe to Cuba with
Stops in St. Martin, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica along the
way. Cuba's Marina Cienfuegos, located about 160 miles SE of Havana, is the
,. ultimate destination. This destination hosts several international regattas,
I Imii. I tournaments and I .11 ... races each year. Cost per person is $500
US. Tel: +590 (0) 690-494-590; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.
pril16 21' 9- Bequia Easter Regatta
200()9 The 1h1,. i is intense here in I i ..... i from native-built double-enders to
-i "n fast production boats such J/24s and Hobie 33s. There's loads of fun off the
water as well -a i.. I ,i1 ii 1i. 1. i competition and crazy craft race -as
Mi '. well as .llili parties. Email: bsc@caribsurfcom; Web: www.begos.com/
For more information please contact the Secretary 16-21:
at the Antigua Yacht Club (268) 460-1799 A gua Yacht gatta
info@'antiguaclassics.com www.antiguaclassics.com Some 50 to 60 yachts traditional island crafts, classic ketches, sloops,
Pri: Di !iDr.1 cr.oaa.nnaa ::r schooners, and yawls along with the stunningly beautiful Spirit of Tradition
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yachts, J Class yachts, and Tall Ships, will compete
in this 22nd annual regatta. This year, -11 Il iii. 1
is only $5 US per foot on deck up until April 1,
2009. Email: 4i., iii,, I, i i *, I;Web:www.
Iltl l'l tll I 1 I '
Stanford Antigua Sailing Week.
A new schedule, new race management and
a new 'official ci..11i11, i supplier' are the latest
changes for the 2009 event that's hailed as the
'Granddaddy of Caribbean 111 1 Racing will
get underway a day earlier for the racing and
cruising fleets, I 111 i on April 25. There will then
follow five full days of racing. GWM Racing Ltd. has
been brought onboard to advise and assist in all
aspects of race management.
Neil Forrester, chairman of the 42nd Stanford
,i i, i ,iI., I Week, says, "GWM Racing brings
a wealth of experience to help us ensure that
Stanford III. 11 i i Week continues to be the
most -i ii.' i' 1111 in the Caribbean" Finally,
Ondeck will be the sole provider of officially branded
merchandise for the Stanford 1, 1. i 11 i i1, Week
2009,2010and2011 evew I i I .I il. I traditional
souvenir t shirts as well as Ii il I I performance race
gear, in the form of technical iiiii, I kit 1, 11. 1.1 i
bags, gloves and quickdrytops and otheraccessories.
Tel: 268-462-8872; Email: ii .. iin. I i. andw.
ag; Web: iiI.1 i 1
8-10: Anguilla Sailing Festival.
This is a three-day party, but with seven serious
races in between, 1, i 1i. 111,. the"Battle of the Banks"
featuring St. Maarten's 12-Metre yachts, and Sunday's
annual Sir Bobby Velasquez 1. 1iii1 i Boat Race in
which yacht crews are invited to join the crews of
, 1. 1iii, l unique iiiii. I racers. There is no other
event like this in the world. Email: III iat
.I 11,,1.1' 11 ,ii ,;W e b: 1 .111 1. I l 11,
10-1 Mount Gay
Racing, cruising and multihull yachts are invited
to this Southern Caribbean favorite regatta that
this year should boast a big I 1,II.i line of
one-design J/24s. There are i.ii. ii festivities
brimming with sponsor's Mount Gay Rum and a
lay day fun day featuring beach games and parties
at the Barbados Yacht Club and Boatyard. Email:
email@example.com; Web: 1~.... il. ,l I .. .
Round Guadeloupe Race,
A mix of more than 50 yachts -sleek Swans, sport
catamarans, racing ri,, iii,.ll and bareboats
compete in this race around the archipelago of
Guadeloupe. More than a race, this iiii t event
combines sport with festivities that enable sailors
to discover and enjoy the customs, .11 -, i and
traditional music of this French West Indies island.
Em ail: (i ,, i i ii ..i, -i I II 11 1 i ; W eb: w w w .
Puerto Rico Vaea Cup.
This 2nd annual regatta is held out of the Yacht
Club Palmasdel Mar,on Puerto Rico's eastern coast,
over the U.S. Memorial Day Weekend holiday.
Classes include: Hobie 16, Jib & Main, Racing,
Cruising, IC-24, J-24 and J-80. Tel: 787-960-3902,
787-790 1515; Web: www.puertoricovelacup.com
Held over the island's Emancipation weekend each
year, the event has grown into a huge I .. -1,, i and
cultural activity. Locally-built workboats in some
twelve different classes are the star of the racing,
while on land there is donkey racing, greasy pole
climbs, and even a Miss Wet Tshirt contest.Tel: 473
443-7930; Email: c ,1I 1111 1* I .. :; Web:
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38th Annual Orange Bowl Youth Regatta
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Wind conditions ranging from 6 to 15 knots offered 1 1..1 lii,. I for every
one of the 675 sailors c. -''ii ,111. I in the 38th annual Orange Bowl Youth
Regatta sailed out of the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Coral Gables, Florida, from
December 26 to 30. Hailed as the largest junior iiiiI. I regatta in the U.S.,
this event has long been the iI 1 1.. i'regatta for Caribbean sailors outside of
the islands. This fact held true this year too as an astonishing 57 islanders
I 1.1i i i1. I the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, British
44 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, Barbados and Curacao -competed
in the Optimist, Laser and 420 fleets.
Arthur Fortune, of Guadeloupe, was the top-scoring Caribbean sailor,
placing 2nd i III in the 219 fleet of Optimist sailors and 1st in the 11 and
12-year-old Blue Fleet.
Other top placing Optimist sailors included Juanky Perdomo of Puerto
Rico, in 7th, and Eugene and Louis Hendrikx of Youth nih I Curacao who
finished 15th and 28th, respectively. The Curacao i i ii.i... of sailors was
double last year, no doubt from the wave of racing enthusiasm that hit last
summer when the Netherlands Antillean island hosted the Optimist North
Curacao scored again when Ard van Aanholt placed first out of the
Caribbean sailors in the highly competitive Laser Radial, -i i III i 20th in the 110
boat fleet. The U.S. Virgin Islands'Max iI I I. I followed van Aanholt in 23rd.
In the Club 420 Class, it was the U.S. Virgin Islands'lan Barrows, with crew
Olin Davis, which finished first for the islanders and 7th i i IIl out of 113
boats. Barrows, who placed 2nd i Ill at the Optimist World Championships
in Cesme, Turkey, in 2008, is still age i ii l .1 i- to sail Optis and has skippered a
Club 420 in competition for less than six months.
The British Virgin Islands'Alec Anderson, with USVI crew Rian Bareuther,
rounded out the top ten in the Club 420 class.
Anderson recaps the competition: "We won the first race which was
very cool, but then the wind died and we had to work really hard to stay
consistently in the top 10. A couple of bad races dropped us down a little but
we managed to hang on to 10th place i. I i 1
It was a fun four days of racing in Miami's Biscayne Bay. iiI,. I by day
was met with fun at night. There were parties, the pool, tag ... i, C. n i
11111,. I I II'i. (with 26 coaches), and last but not least, the traditional silver
bowl filled with Oranges.
For complete results: www.coralreefyachtclub.org -
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here's one big question
when kids"age out" of the
Optimist dinghy: What's
next? For a handful of
teenage sailors from
the U.S. Virgin Islands
and Puerto Rico, the answer is the
International or 1-420.
There are two kinds of sailors, recreational and
competitive sailors, explains, ,i ,i ii I- 'Resano,
1 420 coach. "If you fit in the first category, there
aren't many decision points other than to sail in
any boat that is available to you. If you fit in the
competitive category, you want to find the next
competitive class, in terms of size and level, which
is closest to you.
Trends for 'next' boats around the world are
those that are faster and simpler in terms of
rigging, like new Laser 3000 or the 29er, says
Resano. "But older designs like Lasers, 1 420, 470,
Splash and Snipes will remain competitive'
Puerto Rico's Mercedes Rios, mother of 2008
Optimist World Champion, Raul Rios, describes
her i,.. .. ii i, about a 'next' boat. "When Raul was
training for 2008 Opti events, we were taking into
consideration different choices. He wants to do
an Olympic campaign. i.- i I that he probably
will not be a tall adult, taking into account physical
constitution, we knew that the Laser was not
an option. The 1-420 is a step towards the
Rios continues, "The 1-420 is sailed in most
countries in Europe and South America and most
of the top Opti sailors from prior years are doing
1-420. In fact, Julian Autenrieth from Germany
and Benjamin Grez from Chile are among those
in the top at the 2006 and 2007 Opti Worlds and
they are now ,ili. I l-420s. They keep in contact
with Raul and talk about future iil.iiI events.
Our goal this year is to attend the ISAF Youth
Championships in Brazil and the 1-420 Worlds
The 1420 is the two-crew learning boataround
the world for kids. It differs from a Club 420, which
is the boat of choice for hi' ii School and C. I
ili. I in the U.S.
The differences between an 1-420 and Club
420 are enormous, says Resano. "The Club 420
is a modification on an 1-420, which eliminates
much of the i,.. .,.ii process of rigging and
tuning, The Club 420 is made to be easy and
simple to sail. Also, the haul is 80 pounds heavier
and the mast looks like a telephone pole. This
completely changes the performance of the boat,
making it very difficult to get 'into a plane' and
less cl( Ill 1 ,. im i"
It's the planing that the USVI's Nikki Barnes likes
best about iII,. I an 1-420. "The boat planes all
the time and I love going fast,"she says.
Also, adds Resano,"the Club 420 is really heavy,
with less adjustments, and this means that the
over all crew weight makes a bigger deal in the
performance of the boat compared to the over
all skills. This means that in a light air venue a
lightweight crew would have a much greater
advantage in the Club 420 compare to the 1-420."
What many sailors and their parents like about
the 1-420 is the greater iiiiii skills that can
First, says Resano,"is the rigging and sail tuning
aspect. This starts with 1111. I up the mast for the
conditions combined with your crew weight to
maximize sail performance. They can adjust the
step mast, spreaders I i-. lii and i II II..,i, pre
bend, rake, and tension. The sailors learn to set up
the mast in a specific place in the boat for weather
or leeward helm and then understand to use the
other adjustments to bend the mast so it would
change the sail shape for the conditions they
need. In the club boat the mast would not bend
and they cannot use all these adjustments other
than tension and rake'
There are different shapes and cuts of sails in
the 1-420 so sailors have to choose the perfect set
up for them. In the Club 420, says Resano, "you
can not play the mast bend to maximize the sail
you have, so it makes it less skill (c iill i,. i than
Finally, because of the difference in planing
conditions in the 1-420 compared to the Club
420, the way of iiii.i the boat down wind
"You really have to understand your down
wind angles to maximize your VMG ('velocity
made good' or the measurement of the time
to cover a distance between two points and is
a combination of speed, angle and distance)
in the 1-420 much more than in the Club boat,"
In the future, Resano says, "I think the Optimist
class is I I 111 I stronger and more competitive in
the Caribbean. Top sailors with Olympic dreams
will move towards a class, like the 1-420, that
pushes in that direction'" -
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"This year, Costa Bonita Villas is again onboard as the regatta's host resort,"
says .i Il i director Angel Ayala. "This is where we'll host ii 11 11 ii.. and
Customs & .....ii .. 1i ..11 officials on Friday. Rooms will be available for those
who want to stay ashore for the weekend. We'll also have three bars and food
service available here. Of course, everyone loves to ,i ', I around the pool in
the afternoon and discuss the day's racing.'
The expected 70-plus fleet's mother ships can anchor a i In, II. i 'i away in
Ensenada Honda, Daiquiri Bay or Fulladosa Bay, all beautifully sheltered spots.
Entries are swiftly coming in and include a mix of boats from *i. ., 1i i. .. 11
the islands, U.S. mainland and even Germany. Last year, 62 boats with crews
from as near as the Puerto Rican mainland to as far away as the Southern
Caribbean, United States and Europe competed, with 27junior sailors racing
in the iii. ii, event.
In addition to the assorted makes of boats in the racing and cruising
classes, Ayala says, "We expect to have one-design classes for Melges 24s,
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J/24s, IC24s, and new this year for J/80s. There will also be a large beach cat
fleet and our native Chalanas'
The first day of competition will see windward-leeward courses for
the racing classes south of Punto Soldado and round-the-cays courses for
cruisers. The second day, the course will be an island circa iI .. i ..1 ,. ..11 for all
but the one-design IC24 and J/24 classes.
"We'll start the round-the-island race once again from inside Ensenada
Honda bay so spectators can see the spectacular start from shore,' says Ayala.
This year, the circa 1IIiI i 1 I. i .. will be a bit longer as the fleet will round
both Culebra and Culebrita, a small offshore island to the east. The channel
between Culebrita and Culebra has become too shallow for safe r I i 1 .11...
The CIDR offers Optimist, Laser and Laser Radial racing for kids in
Ensenada Honda while the big boats sail offshore.
Classes of entry to the CHIR will include CSA Spinnaker Racing, CSA
Spinnaker Racer Cruiser, CSA J24, IC24, CSA Performance Cruiser, CSA Jib &
Main, IC24s, Beach Cat and native-built Chalanas.
"We would be happy to dual score IRC-rated yachts that request it, but
they must also have a CSA ml,.i I"Ayala says.
There is an entry fee of US $200 for all classes except Beach Cats and
Chalanas; the Beach Cats fee is US $100 and the Chalanas fee is US $150. Entries
received after February 20, 2009 will be charged $250 for all the classes except
Beach Cats and Chalanas. Entry fee for Optimist and Laser Classes is US $50.
An Awards Ceremony will take place on the last day of racing. For more
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T he 2009 International Rolex Regatta
at the St. Thomas Yacht Club, with
racing 1 ,1 11. i on Friday, March 27, will
see the return of cheap and plentiful
rum this year-Mt. Gay is back as a
sponsor. A.H. Riise, Official Retailer of
Rolex watches in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is, as always,
an active sponsor.
The event, one ofthe Caribbean's major regattas,
offers a nod to this year's international economic
woes by iIi .. I competitors free dockage at two
island marinas il 'i iii a partnership with Island
Global'., ,i I11 I American Yacht Harbor (www.igy
americanyachtharbor.com) andYacht Haven Grande
(wwv\ i 1i. il ii ,I .'i Both marinas are
i ii i free dockage and space for containers on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
From either marina,allow v..'. ii I I I I
time for the boat to get to the racing areas; both
are a short cab ride to the St. Thomas Yacht club
when it's party time. Interested sailors need to
register and make a request to regatta directors
fast-availability is limited. Event Co-Director John
Sweeney points out that there are also plenty
of moorings near the club and an anchorage at
nearby Christmas Cove with free launch service,
once the marina slots are filled.
Sweeney said in late January that early
i 11, ,ii i. were healthy.
"Our visiting list of entries (US & Europe) is
looking very good-assuming that the Caribbean
boats return, we expect to see numbers similar
Fitting the International Rolex Regatta into busy schedules are Roger Sturgeon's (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./
Hyannis, Mass.) STP65 Rosebud and Jim Mitchell's (Zurich, SUI) R/P 52 Vincitore, while returning to defend
his 2008 title is Sam Fleet's Team Aquarius (East Greenwich, R.I.)
Fleet won the inaugural IRC 1 class with his Swan 601. For the victory, he was awarded lodging at the
Marriott Frenchman's Reef hotel for the 2009 event.
"We will definitely be returning; however it may be in a different boat," said Fleet. "Continuing to build
on the success of the Aquarius program, we want to charter a grand prix boat for the 2009 Florida and
Caribbean season and race in IRC and CSA regattas i iI. 'II the region. The winter season will serve as
an excellent training ground for the 2010 Audi MedCup"
Fleet added that the International Rolex Regatta is"the best run regatta and the most professional race
committee in the Caribbean"
Another attraction for 2009 competitors is that entry fees have been lowered by 25%, which means a
$100 discount for boats 1ii I RC, CSA and One-Design, and $50 off for beach cats.
The International I i I ,i i is followed bythe BVI Spring Regatta.... I diii i Festival in the nearby British
Virgin Islands, which links the two events to make Virgin Islands Race Week (VIRW), now in its second year
For more information on the St. Thomas race, contact Bill Canfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or
340-775-6320. The Notice of Race and online ii iI ii are available at www.rolexcupregatta.com. I
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Foundation for a BRIGHT FUTURE
Regatta organizers from St. Thomas Yacht Club are
constantly striving to attract a broader cross-section
of boats including those from outside the Caribbean
- and getting them to come back every year. "The
Rolex Regatta has a good reputation but it also
has limited turn out from U.S and European-based
grand prix boats and that hurts our ability to
build a better event,' said Regatta Co-Director John
Sweeney. "We want to see a nice mix from cruisers
and multi-hulls to purpose built racers"'
Last year, the Rolex Regatta offered IRC for the
first time, along with the CSA classes. The results
were promising with an increased number of entries
from outside of the Caribbean. "By offering more
options -we gained boats that we simply would not
have seen"' said Sweeney. "We knew that if we were
going to continue to build a better event, we had
to offer both classes while aggressively recruiting
cruisers, beach cats and big multi-hulls'"
"As strong supporters of CSA, we aren't
moving to replace CSA or asking local boats to
change their rating system," added Sweeney. "We
want to build on our success while working with
our CSA friends to promote the rule to a place
where offering other rating systems may not be
necessary in future years."
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FOXY CALLWOOD, MBE
ARTICLE AND PHOTO BY JAN HEIN
Members of the Order of
the British Empire (MBE) are
high ranking officials and
do gooders serving their
country at home and afield.
The 2009 list of recipients
includes professors, policy
makers, scientific researchers,
SOlympic athletes, doctors,
embassy officials and one
barefoot, ,11. I barkeep
from the BVI. Auspiciously
announced on New Year's
Eve, Queen Elizabeth II's
appointments included none
Goeo d other than Mr. Philicianno
Callwood of Jost Van Dyke,
known to the world as Foxy.
Early in December Foxy received a call from BVI Governor David Pearey,
nlidn t him of the appointment. "He told me not to say ii 1 in. i l" Foxy
said. "I didn't even tell Tessa' Hours before the notorious Olde Year's ii. 'li
celebration was ,I ,,t i under way at the C itI .... I 'Tamarind Bar, he ran
into the Governor's secretary who informed him that the BBC had i., I the
beans and he could, too.
Foxy went first to tell his wife."Tessa didn't believe it. She I.. il'l I was
joking, which is no surprise since one of his talents is stretching a good tale.
That night, for the final hours of 2008, Foxy floated ii i ll, i the crowd of
thousands, dressed head to toe in white and accessorized with a panama hat,
battery powered 2009 glasses and a mile wide smile.
The next day we chatted about why he'd been given the i .. honor.
In his unassuming way he replied, "I don know why dey give it to me. De
Governor didn't say.' Officially, Foxy was honored for ambassadorship at home
and around the world, for countless contributions to tourism and because of
undaunted efforts to preserve the heritage of his homeland. "I think dis will be
good for de future, for de next, I i i ..... "he said. "'T. .' ill, dis news would
help people see dat preserving what you got is real; dat I 111.,. I rid of it for
i. o 1, 1. I new, dat is not real The mile wide grin returned."I told Tessa, all dose
years of working on de Preservation Society, when r, 11.i11 i looked like it was
going anywhere; we just kept going and Ii II. I now it's paid off'
Foxy will have the opportunity to travel at a later date to one of twenty
two investiture ceremonies held at ,, I .1 1, II I, Palace, Windsor Castle or
another royal venue. He's pondering the trip but' ,,i 1l II1, declared,"lI'm
not going in de winter. I'm not going in de winter, no place'
Meanwhile, the Caribbean legend is a happy man, i ii11i,. I to sea for fish
and lobster, playing his guitar and making people happy. &
Editor's note: All at Sea writers Nancy Terrell and Dave Cooper emailed in late
January to say that that Foxy and Tessa planned to join them aboard Swan Song
for five days to transit the Panama Canal "It seems that going through the canal
is on Foxy's'Bucket List," reported We look forward to canal tales in a future
issue. Congratulation from all of us at All at Sea, Foxy!
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The Christmas winds died down, the New Year's
Eve hangovers receded and the Territory's sailors
came out in early January for the first races of
the year organised by the Royal BVI Yacht Club,
the Halyard Ci, ii ii. sponsored by Latitude 18.
Dave West's hi tech Melges 32 Jurakan, I ii,. I an
enormous red spinnaker, crossed the finish line of
both races comfortably ahead to take line honours.
She completed the first race from Road Harbour
around Cooper Island to Dead Man's Bay on Peter
Island in less than two hours and took only just
over an hour on the return leg to the harbour via
Dead Chest and a mark off Nanny Cay.
However, once handicaps were applied it
came down to a close duel between the Haycraft
family's Sirena 38 Pipe Dream and the First 10R
Luxury Girl skippered by Guy Eldridge. In the first
race the fleet was too eager and all eight boats
were called back by Ron Gurney, Race Committee
Chairman, for being over early. The race started
cleanly at the second attempt and the fleet beat
out of the harbour with Jurakan and Luxury Girl
playing shifts up the shoreline to pull ahead. Both
chose a conservative central line to cross the
current of the Sir Francis Drake channel and round
CHANGES IN LATITUDE:
This was the first time many of the racers had
seen the backside of Cooper, but as Bob 1I ,iI .,
Luxury Girls tactician and Chairman of the BVI
Spring Regatta Committee put it, "You'd better
get used to seeing the outside of the islands, we
have several courses planned for out there this
spring.." On the run down between Dead Chest
and Peter Island Pipe Dream made a late charge
and closed up to third on corrected time, .1.. I
in by Kevin Rowlette's skull & crossbones-liveried
Olson 30 Willy T.
The fleet enjoyed a short lunch break at anchor
in Dead Man's Bay, with Luxury Girl's crew trying to
distract the traditionally dry and serious Jurakan
team with (cll I Heineken donations, and some
hardy souls braving the frigid (well, to longterm
residents) water for a swim. Ron and his faithful
assistant Diane Lewis entertained the moored
bareboaters iii. i a start line right in the Bay,
with competitors manoeuvring around anchored
Moorings cats. Pipe Dream judged it perfectly
and hammered off to an II 1i midline start
while Luxury Girl approached the line early and
had to run off to the pin end I 1 .I well down
After a short beat to Dead Chest the fleet set off
on a long run down to Nanny Cay which jumbled
the positions. The i.11ii l ii sportboats Jurakan
and Andrew Thompson's Melges 24 Crewclothing.
co.uk struggled in the dying breeze, while Luxury
Girl overtook the Willy T The best gain was made
by Colin Rathbun at the helm of Team Lime, one of
three IC 24's, the smallest boats in the fleet, who
persisted in staying close enough to win the race
on corrected time.
On the final beat to the finish, Team Lime and
Pipe Dream hung on to finish first and second.
Luxury Girl took advantage of a poorly timed "slam
dunk"tack from Willy Tto sail i ..... ill her lee and
take third, giving her four points after two races
and a one point lead over Pipe Dream.
"I have to thank my crew" said Luxury Girl's
skipper, Guy Eldridge. "My time and distance
judgment on the start of the second race was
awful and I put us in a bad position, but they kept
working and ,.ill I us out." Team Lime's second
race win was enough to lift Colin Rathbun to
third < 1 i11 Richard ...i. i i il i IC 24 Racing in
Paradise was awarded a special prize for having
the youngest crew members, Ryan ... i. i
and Sam Morrell. -
Report courtesy of the Royal BVI Yacht Club
MARCH 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 53
BY MIKE KIRK
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M ichael"Beans"Gardner thinks that the spirit of giving will motivate
many yachtsmen when they hear of the efforts of the people of
lie La Vache, in their quest self sufficiency.
Michael's c 1 11i 1 i i has its origins in 1975. While working for a company
that recovered old ships for furniture manufacture and fascinated by old
wooden ships, he signed on to an expedition to find the beautiful Canadian
schooner Bluenose, known to be wrecked off Haiti. From this treasure hunt
his employer planned to hire local Haitian craftsmen to make the furniture
and get rich from sales in Canada.
Things went well at first and the wreck was found along with many
others. But the funds from private backers ceased, forcing the organizers to
make a hasty return to Halifax. Mike became the sole caretaker of the camp
at a remote location called Point Est, lie La Vache. Meanwhile, the project
. 11 I as the funds had been embezzled, and backers evaporated. Unaware
of this, Michael patiently husbanded his food and water while sharing what
he could with the local natives. He was stranded but didn't know it.
Here the story gets understandably cloudy, with memories of diseased
water, voodoo worshiping natives and zombification. But his kindness to the
people (who he says"glow" with friendship) was repaid. Near death, Mike was
nursed to health by a local priest. He vowed never to forget the people of
that remote island off the Haitian coast.
Fast forward 20 years... we find Mike a successful troubadour and
piratical cabaret performer in the United States and British Virgin Islands. But
another near-death experience reminds Mike of his vow to the Haitians of lie
La Vache. In 1997 he plans his return to revitalize the Bluenose project for the
benefit of the people of lie La Vache.
What he finds is a desperately self sufficient island forgotten since the
revolution where soil has eroded due to n i i .1,1 ,of i i. .i iI. I and with
i,. 1. 1 ..i ,i-,,.I 'i I, ,11. due to clim ate change. -.-11 -. i w ith his new found
friend and interpreter, John Phelix Joseph, a pact is made with a focus on
education for the Vachois children. Mike commits the income from his music
CDs to the cause, a small tin-roofed school is erected, teachers are found and
Mike continues to play his guitar-a man with a mission.
In 2006 Mike and Phelix create the "Good Samaritan Foundation" with
goals of health, welfare and education of the Vachois people. Fundraising
becomes a part of Mike's cabaret act.
Hearing of his appeal in 2008, members of the Rotary Club of Tortola
invite Mike to tell his story and he describes projects that desperately need
S11,. i ,. The ( 1,11 .l I is taken up the Rotarians.
There is no end to this story...only more promise of self sufficiency for
the Vachois people. Mike plans to sail art materials to the island and, ... I ii,
with local artists, stimulate art training for the people. The products of this
industry, when shipped back to appreciative markets, will provide a steady
source of income for the people.
And what of the treasures of Bluenose? Mike says the real treasure is found
in the hearts of the people he is helping. -(
Mike Kirk is a retired Engineer from the corporate world and long time sailor who loves
sailboat racing of all kinds. He has sailed dinghies in England and the US, and now races
actively on a J120 in the Caribbean circuit. He and his wife Di live in Brewers Bay Tortola.
54 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
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Tortola's Christmas Presents to Haiti -
Through their international network, the Rotary Club of Tortola established
a partnership with the local Haitian Rotary in Les Cayes to ensure funds and
materials reached the intended beneficiaries. With six teachers, Mike's CD
sales have long since been exhausted, so Rotary has authorized funds for
teacher's salaries for 2008/9 and for the purchase of six water tanks to store
rain water, replacing dependency on brackish ground water.
After visits to the tin roofed school/shelter by Les Cayes senior Rotarians,
the two Rotary organizations have formally adopted the project of building
a new school with a goal of raising $60,000. But a third project presented a
challenge. The downwind fishing grounds of lie La Vache had moved out to
sea. Thus when fish were caught it could be days before the island sloops
could reach land, and much of the catch was spoiled. The solution was to
provide outboard engines to overcome the upwind trip home. And so a
Christmas present was conceived.
Ten engines were sourced by member "elves" of the BVI Marine
Association, and otherTortola "gnomes" refurbished them. But to avoid the
likely "loss" of this cargo using commercial shipping, a Christmas delivery
direct from Santa was needed. "Beans" was asked to organize nautical
reindeer and sailing sleighs to deliver the gifts direct to the Island.
A boat and crew were found and the Gulfstar 55 Fairwind left Tortola
on Dec 15th bound for Haiti with 10 engines. Despite a failed engine,
Fairwind arrived in lie La Vache under sail on Dec 24 and delivered her
precious cargo on Christmas day. She sailed on to Jamaica for a much-
needed and forced engine refit.
During December, word of the trip was spreading and the Captain of
a Jenneau 50 Sophisticated Lady, offered to create a DVD record of the
events for possible fund raising. With another sailing sleigh available, Mike's
partner in Haiti asked if it could bring food and clothing. Word went out and
the gifts continued to pour in. Food, clothing, school supplies and tools
were donated by the businesses ofTortola.
Sophisticated Lady left Tortola on December 19th with over 1,000 Ibs
of gifts. But leaving lie La Vache on 21 December, Sophisticated Lady
suffered serious storm damage and was forced to return, reaching safety on
December 24th. Sophisticated Lady's story maybe found in the dramatic blogs
of the subsequent two weeks at: http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/
The energies and resources of Tortola Rotarians became a lifeline
of support and materials connecting marine donors (of sails and spare
parts) to the stranded benefactors. Donations to aid the two stricken boat
owners in this drama may be made through www.paypal.com. Select"send
money." In the top right hand box insert firstname.lastname@example.org and
enter your donation.
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Last year, these activities were all part of week
long day camps run by the i -, ,ill i Youth ,i,, -, I
Club (AYSC), under the auspices of the resident
Instructor, William Ferguson. "For the first time,
in addition to the regular camps offered for older
children, we are (i iT i.i I the Starfish programme
for children aged four to seven. It is a marine
introduction with swimming lessons, a chance
to get out in a boat with an instructor and a lot
of constructive play. The idea is to get them
on the water, get them used to it and get them
comfortable with how the boat works without
The first Starfish, I*. 1 i. i a programme
pioneered by Alex Himmelman at the Royal
Vancouver Yacht Club, were Isaac Fleming and
twins, Riley and Dylan Tanner, all aged four They
were a little wide eyed but very excited by the fun
and action packed adventures they enjoyed.
Sam Peabody explained a little of what excited
the children so much. "They have learnt basic
knot tying, boat safety, the
rules of being in a boat
and observing the bigger
kids, because they are
not old enough to sail
yet L. ..-i iiil, it w ill spark
an interest in them and
as soon as they are six or
seven years old they will
want to come out here
the more than 50 children
taking part in iiii, i 1 and
2 during the year were
Alessandro Piazzi aged
seven, Helena and Alex Clayhills-Henderson aged
11 and 13 respectively, and 11 year old Cody
Coburn. Cody has sailed before, in a short summer
programme, but the others were new to the sport.
"We went out ,iii. i quite near the shore," says
Helena."It was quite hard at first, but really fun."
.11ii11 .of.l' i i, ii childrenwereexcited by
talk of pirates! Most turn up dressed in pirate outfits
on Pirates Day. William put it all into perspective.
Grinning he explained, "There is a legend at the
, ,i 11111 i Youth iii ,. I Club which tells of the pirates
who landed in Road Bay. Their ships got wrecked
over there,' he pointed with a wink to the hurricane
wrecks lining the coastline under the cliffs.
"We have hidden bits of map and they get
a piece of the legend each day and then the
hunt starts. Somewhere on Sandy Ground beach
there's a treasure chest full of chocolate gold
coins that they have got to find. On the way
they have to do i 111i.; they spotted the reef in a
(Ii. I.l, but they had to put the 1Iii,. 11 l 1 i.. i i
a boat safety class first, making sure there were
,. I. a bailer, a w histle, a flash i.' ii in case
* lii..... i should happen, everybody wearing
their life jackets and so on. They learn knots and
will do some competitions with knot tying, and
then find pieces of the map that way and so, at
the end of each week the ii i iin. I kids get
rewarded. We are also working really hard on
sandcastle 11l. i 1 .1
The experienced sailors enjoy the cI 11 il I
of the Summer Camp Programmes, which seek
to reinforce and practice skills the youngsters
have gained in their regular sessions with the
AYSC. Kenny Richardson, aged 13, loves windy
conditions, "It is pretty fun with heavy swells," he
says il '1 ill
Looking back over last summer's programmes,
William observed, "We had just over 70 different
kids i,,... *'-ill our programmes, with the majority
around age 10 to13. In Starfish we have had 18
i 1i ii 1.... The AYSC will be running these
programmes again. I would say they have been
Of the new Starfish programme, William says,"I
think this is a very good programme, (i iT i. I an
activity for children who are often considered too
small for 1 1, 1i I but . ii I This is great for
the kids as it instils a confidence and familiarity
with the sea that is often very hard to accomplish
when kids are older.
"My favourite part of the Starfish programmes
are the cards and hugs the instructor receives on
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In January, the St Maarten Yacht Club announced a change to the event
scheduleforthe2009editionoftheSt.Maarten Heineken i iil i A 1..1.i1. I
to a press release, upon a review of the financial costs for the regatta
(.i. 1,111 ii..11 and in consideration of the world wide recession, projections
strongly predicted a loss for the St. Maarten Heineken - i i i ( Il" i 1 '
In order to avoid any threat to the long-term continuity of the event, the
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organizers decided to consolidate
more of the ni.iiI1 control centers
and 1 il parties on the Simpson
Bay Beach. While the party on the
Marigot waterfront will remain,
the normal party on the Great
Bay Promenade will be moved to
Simpson Bay for the 2009 edition.
Race courses will remain the same.
The Sint Maarten Heineken
I .1 ii is operated by the nonprofit
(... ,1,,1 ill..11 the Sint M aarten
Yacht Club, and as a nonprofit
(.1. I' i ii..ii1 they cannot project
nor absorb losses."The high chance
of a reduction in the number of
I. 11 11 1i. l .i boats and entry
fees, as well as heavy expenses
already made in the purchasing of
promotional media, all in connection
with the enormous recession that is
taking place worldwide and here
on our Island of St. Maarten, makes
it essential that the club reduce its
expenses," a press release noted.
/ ii .1., I i they anticipate a healthy
event, the club has already observed
a drop in the number of smaller
vessels I ll. I itheisland this season,
as a result of the recession and the
increased costs on the island.
Heather I i. iii the Director of the St Maarten Heineken i- -1I adds,
"This move is necessary in i. ii i of the many uncertainties we face, and hope
everyone understands that this move, ilIi.. i. Ii perhaps temporary, can help
protect the long-term health of our island's -i .I I"
On a brighter note, as the countdown to the 2009 edition of the St.
Maarten Heineken Regatta began, organizers have added plenty of new
wrinkles this year to the event known for its"Serious Fun"
The new i. 1.1 I: Marine Match Racing series will commence on March
3rd, and a new sponsor, Island Global' I i 1,1 i will host the IGY Commodores
Cup for the flat-out racing fleet on March 5th. The traditional three-day St.
Maarten Heineken 1 111 i will then take place from March 6-8.
Filmmaker Anton van de Koppel of Quest Media .1 II. II. ..
who produces the critically acclaimed video footage of the event, foresees
more opportunities to capture ,i,,. i action on the Internet and TV with his
"The St. Maarten Heineken r I iII I is very special to me and my company,"
he said. "It's one of the oldest venues we do, along with the America's Cup.
It's one of the world's best-organized regattas, very condensed, three days of
very serious fun. We're really looking forward to it"
As in the past, Quest's video clips will be showcased on youtube.com,
vimeo.com and the regatta's website. Quest is planning expanded coverage
with morning and evening pre-race and post-race productions, as well as
distribution to the island's bars and restaurants.
"A lot of people we met in the early years still come to the venue,"van de
Koppel said."It becomes this big group of friends that you meet everywhere
in the world, because sailors who do the Heineken Regatta also compete
in lots of other .IIII I And everywhere we go, we talk about the next St.
Maarten Heineken Regatta.
"It's just this vast group of friends who cross paths in /,. i,, Norway,
South Africa, the U.S., .11 ..i1, everywhere," he added. "When you meet
someone in, say, Cowes, the first i,,,. i they ask is, 'Are you going to
St. Maarten for the Heineken 1 i11 "'
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Yachts 1, Credit Crur 1'
As organizer Jar, I i 1i 1
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you can organize a r( IIi II I I
that the racing 1 1 I i, 1i I1 .1 1 S
Ira Epstein's 195 I I 11. l l I I,
Lone Fox, Philip' n 111, .
Blackman's 194/ i ,,, I ,
Infant and John i.ii ,1
schooner Raindanc II. il I
be joined on the thi II I,
Lady from Fowey, wli, I I I
spice to an already I ii ..
Captain Pascal's I i .. ..
followed the action ..i I . I 1 -i i
close enough even I I i 1 1 i i I...
to settle the nerves I II i,
Friday involved a race round the south coast from Great Bay to Marigot, during
which Lone Fox showed her class to edge out Infanta by just 30 seconds on
corrected time. On Saturday, the race returned to Great Bay, which Lone Fox again
appeared to be i .......1 I until, i,11-, I up barely 100 yards from the finish line
with a jammed steering line, leaving him unable to turn to starboard. I turned to
windward,"he explains,"and felt I 1. i.ii. I break loose. People might say we made
all the right choices over the weekend, but some of those things are just luck."
Spirited Lady's arrival on Sunday put the cat among the pigeons as the
quickly assembled crew took the boat over the line first and fought hard
with Lone Fox all the way round to the mark off Pointe Blanche and back to
Simpson Bay. It took a spinnaker sail and Mizzen staysail combination on the
final downwind leg to enable to Lone Fox to wear the smaller boat down,
while Infanta was forced to retire when a sudden gust threw a crewmember
overboard as the spinnaker halyard surged out of his hand.
Overall, Lone Fox recorded a second consecutive victory in three years of
competition. "To me it means a lot," said owner Ira Epstein,"because there's so
much energy put into a regatta I II of how many boats take place. I live
on that boat, but it's very serious because we're out there pushing a 52-year-old
boat to its limits." Asked whether the weekend had been worth it, Epstein was
emphatic: "I really applaud what they do here and want to be part of trying to
help this become a viable regatta"
British ClassicYacht Club CommodoreTim Blackman, skipper of Infanta, was
similarly delighted. "In the UK, we started the British Classic Yacht Club Regatta
with a small number of boats and we're trying to keep it small, where you get
to know everybody. On the water perhaps, if we'd had another three or four
yachts it would have been even better, but the boats were quite well matched.
The starts were fantastic," he said.
Organizer Jan Roosens was already looking forward to 2010, when he hopes
to have the boats on the new dock at Bobby's Marina. "We would love to have
the boats here for the public,"he said. Otherwise, he pointed to the fact that, until
a short while before the regatta, entry numbers were set to surpass last year's ten
boats, had it not been for the late withdrawal of four yachts in the Virgins who
took charters, and another seven who returned to Europe on a transporter."That's
a fact of the economic situation," he observed.
Full details and photos on www.classicyachtregatta.com
Nick Marshall is an English journalist living on St. Maarten who was consultant editor
of All At Sea from 2003 to 2005.
Classic Yacht Regatta
BY NICK MARSHALL
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Preview of the 2009 Regatta
BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GREAUX, PHOTOS BY ROSEMOND GREAUX
FLEET FOR THE 2009
ST BARTH BUCKET
MARCH 27 29
Andromeda La Dea, 154, Perini Navi
Antara, 154, Perini Navi
Avalon, 108I Southern Pacific Yachts
Axia, 124, Palmer Johnson
Barracuda, 186, Perini Navi
Destination Fox Harb'r, 134, Alloy Yachts
Ganesha, 128, Fitzroy Yachts
Freedom, 124, Picciotti
Kalikobass II, 104; Trehard
Leopard3, 100, Farr Design
Maltese Falcon, 289, Perini Navi
Moonbird, 126, Fitzroy
P2,125; Perini Navi
Paraiso, 108, Alloy Yachts
Parsifal III, 177, Perini Navi
Perseus, 163, Perini Navi
Ranger, 137, J Boat
Rebecca, 141, Pendennis
Salute, 184; Perini Navi
Sapphire, 100, Holland Jachtbouw
Saudade, 148 Wally
Sea Quell, 112, Alloy Yachts
Shamoun, 108, Klaasen
Sojana, 115, Custom Farr Ketch
Symmetry, 96; Yachting Development
Timoneer, 147, Vitters
Unfurled, 112, Royal Huisman
Varsovie, 100, Swan
Virago, 100, Swan
Whisper, 116, Holland Jachtbouw
Windcrest, 98, Hodgdon Yachts
Windrose, 152, Holland Jachtbouw
The highlight of the nautical calendar on the
French Caribbean island of St. Barthelemy is
the annual St. Barth Bucket, an invitational
regatta for sailboats over 100' in length.
The 14th edition of the Bucket takes place
March 27-29, 2009 with a captains' briefing
the night before the racing begins. An
incredible fleet of sailboats-including the
289' Maltese Falcon-has signed up for this
Organized by a committee chaired by Hank
Halsted, the Bucket is the sister race to the
Newport Bucket, which takes place in Rhode
Island every summer in July. The fleet for the
Bucket will be the I I i i .year, with the Port of
Gustavia 11.. i,.i a total of 33 boats, an increase
of three boats over past years.
"We have room at the docks for 33 boats,
i 1 i i., i the dock by the Wall House,' says Bruno
Gr6aux, director of the Port of Gustavia."But some
of the biggest ones with large draughts must
remain at anchor in the harbor." Bruno clears
the docks for the Bucket fleet, i.l. i.i for the
Friday night yacht hop, in which crewmembers
and guests get the chance to visit many of the
II I ,I II H il l ll ,, ,d11
A -i. Ii,. i to Halsted, the Bucket really came
into its own last year, with a series of partners
from within the y,. iill, i world, such as Holland
Jachtbouw, Perini Navi, Royal Husiman, Vitters
Shipyards, and Alloy Yachts among the principal
partners. Their representatives add to the mix of
600+ people who attend the Bucket, making it a
great social event as well as a stellar race for these
big ,il ... I
But Halsted takes safety on the water very
seriously: "This is an opportunity to sail your
yacht to peak potential in a fleet of the most
ri .ii~ 1 ,1 1 iiiii. i yachts on the planet, w ith full
focus on performance as well as safe seamanship,"
he advises the skippers and owners. The goal is to
avoid c.., ii i. at all costs!
The three-day race includes two around-the
island courses (one clockwise) and what is known
as the "wiggly course,' which leaves Gustavia and
goes around the small (.,iii iii islands around
Saint Barth. Activities on the main dock help give
the population of the island a chance to join in
the fun, 1, 11. ii,. i such events as a Jimmy Buffet
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FROM JOLYON BYERLEY
Winners of Nelson's
T he annual Nelson Pursuit Race
off the south coast of, I, 1.' 1
was held on New Years Eve and
S11. 1111i, i like 41 vessels ranging
from 17 to 100 feet took part to
commemorate Admiral Nelson's
chase of the French fleet back across the Atlantic
to Europe. This of course ended with the Battle of
Trafalgar where the British Admiral's famous I i
signal was hoisted,"This day England expects every
man to do his duty"and, by gad, every man did!
The combined French and Spanish were over
hauled close to the French coast by the i. ii ,11 and
c( 11, I iill I British Fleet, having been careened in
Ei. ii II Harbour,, ,ii. 1 i and despite being out
gunned by the French and Spanish battle fleet,
the Brits 'ill. I off a convincing victory. II, a
French sniper on one of the huge French war
ships took careful aim at the still young El.i1ii ii
Admiral and gunned him down! It is said that
with his last breath Admiral Nelson gasped out,
"Kiss me Hardy"to his faithful second in command,
whereupon Admiral Nelson passed away. When
H.M.S. Victory eventually reached home, the body
of Nelson was given a royal funeral in Westminster
Abbey and the great British Admiral is honoured
to this day!
Anyway, as Admiral Nelson was the senior naval
officer in the Royal Naval Dockyard in, i 1. 1 1 the
yachtsmen of the charter fleet during the time of
Tommy Paterson's management of the 1iII. -11
Yacht Club i... .11. i it appropriate to inaugurate
the race in Nelsons name. Imagine my i ii. 1iii
then, when on this occasion my Piper 24 won the
race i i11 .-. ini ill 1 designed by Scotsman
David Boyd in 1965 and rebuilt here in, '.' I by
a young Brit, Oliver Greensmith of ii.n, I Boat
Builders, and now belonging to my wife Judy,
Peter Mullins and myself.
However, in the Nelson Pursuit Race she was
sailed by Marc Fitzgerald, skipper of Sojanna, Peter
Harrison's 115' Farr-designed fast cruiser; Andrew
Dove, general manager of North Sails Caribbean;
and Robbie Ferron, owner of ,i. I.1 1: Marine, my
son-in-law. She is now called Springtide after a
long line of racing boats which started out with
the S & S Morningtide, the Contention 33 Encore,
the Olson 30 Riptide, the Dehler 34 Hightide ...
and ended up with Springtide.
That -I .1 ii. ii. i is far and away the prettiest
and won this recent Nelson Pursuit Race brought
a huge smile to my face and made up for the fact
that, owing to a mystery illness, I simply couldn't
take the helm. Anyway, being a pursuit race she
stayed at the head of the fleet, and on the final
beat home, unbelievably, actually increased her
lead at the very end.
Race Officer Ei,. ii 1 ... 11 John Burnie and the
rest of the Committee were a little surprised to
find out that she was .i 1. 11. i11 built at Sandbanks
in Scotland in 1968. But perhaps the best i,,. i
about little -I .111. .ii i is that she is really pretty
in the way that a 6 Metre is, i i I ill the belle of
the ball. It should be said here that Marc Fitzgerald
hit the line with the i iii- .i gun and, not only
winning i ill, claimed prize for best start!
Jol Byerley arrived in Antigua in 1957 to captain
Commander Vernon Nicholson's schooner Mollihawk.
Two years later he bought the first of his many own
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raised on a tropical island find inspiration from a shovel full of earth?
111 iii 1 was a wondrous 11,. I for Nancy's n 1.i1 11 cilll ll. .. .. I The
dockyard, an extraordinary place to climb and crawl, provided the perfect
playground; the 111. -.1 .11 i hillsides held archeological treasures to find
and unearth.El.iii II Harbor protected her as she learned to sail small
boats and the Caribbean Sea tested those growing skills. Back then, in the
1970s, educational opportunities on the island were limited, so she went to
America for I .. hi,. i and there she discovered the joy of art. She painted,
sculpted, dabbled in different crafts. "It was in high school,' she explained,
"that I realized I loved doing ill,.i. with my hands. That's when I started
working with clay.'
Once school was checked off the list, she returned to ,, I II to work on
boats and in the family business, Carib Marine. It was a job that presented
plenty of opportunity, but for Nancy, it just wasn't enough. -. -111 i I .i i was
missing so she set off to find an apprenticeship; in what, she did not know.
Fi ilII .I winds or luck introduced her to David Mischke, and from him
she learned the actual physical techniques of working with clay. In 1984,
after two summertime apprenticeships in the states, Nicholson purchased
and loaded kiln bricks onto a boat in Newport and sailed with them home
to I I'll. pI I
AVISITTO NANCY NICHOLSON'S STUDIO
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY JAN HEIN
There, she scoured the island for the best quality clay that to this day, she
i I, ,. and hauls herself In the beginning, there were no other options; now,
she could ship it in or delegate the chore, but she doesn't choose that path.
"I can't give that up because I still get cracking. The clay has to be just right"
To help me understand the many steps required to ready the clay for the
wheel, she grabbed a hunk from a recently dug bucket. From that rough
state it has to be wet, soaked and .11 I i..' i. ii, several screens before placed
in a fabric-lined hammock that allows
it to dry evenly. After aging, it's then
put i, ..i. Ii a pug m ill.
I,. i ,. ii l, i studiothatoverlooks
the entrance to Falmouth Harbor, there
was little more than water before us.
"I love the ocean"' she said. "It's all
around me.' Reverence for the sea
along with years of experimentation to
create her own glazes brought about
an attachment to all colors blue. One
of her favorites, an intense shade of
turquoise, was inspired by an ancient
Chinese urn. "I use copper to get
this blue,' she explained, 1I. I, i up a
bowl. "Copper normally is green but
barium makes it blue. I started out
with seven glazes but narrowed it down to two'
"Would you like to see how a bowl is completed?" she asked. My
enthusiastic nod prompted her to pick up an earthy bowl and place it on the
wheel fora few final turns and adjustments. She grabbed a brush loaded with
glaze, il .1 i. I the bowl I 1 illi and placed the drab substance in just the
right spots. Before my eyes, two fish emerged in a pool of wiggly waves from
deft pulls on a Scraffito blade. Finished, she held it up for inspection.
"Wow, you make it look so easy!" I observed.
"It is, but after doing it for so long', she replied, "I'm still made humble
by the fact that there's so many elements of change in the medium. It still
surprises me.' We ill I to a table -. .. iii. I seconds, pieces with small
cracks, each imperfect for a different reason. "The results of my pottery reflect
what's happening in my life. It shows up in my work. When i o go wrong
in my work, I can sort of connect it with i,,. i.. in my head'
Her passion as an artist, a potter, is evident in i 1'1111,. she does, at
home, in the studio and especially in her 1 i11 1 Rhythm of Blue. Located in
Falmouth, it's like a 1111 1.. from a jewelry store, small but full of gems. Shelves
and hand made fish traps display her pieces complimented by scrimshaw
from Michael "Scrim" I11 il.. I Aragorn's metal sculptures, IIIIIi. i. by
Bruce Smith and more. To learn more, call Nancy at 268-460 1614. -
Jan Hein divides her time between Washington State in the United States and a small
wooden boat in the Caribbean. She records her adventures on the Bahama Breeze
Restaurants-sponsored website at www.brucesmithsvoyage.com
MARCH 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 65
I A T IG U
Megayachts like the 230ft
Martha Ann now can dock
in Rodney Bay
Yachtsmen and visitors to St. Lucia for December's
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) pumped an
estimated $6 million directly into the local
economy, ..i -.Ilm.i to Rodney Bay Marina
General Manager Cuthbert Didier.
The Marina now looks forward to the return
last this month of the 32-boat World ARC fleet
which started from Rodney Bay in January 2008.
World ARC, also operated by the World Cruising
Club, is open to r .. ..Ii I, ll. with a minimum LOA
of 38ft and multihulls between 38ft and 60ft, with
a minimum crew requirement of two people
onboard each yacht. The route circumnavigates
via Panama, Australia and South Africa before
returning to the Caribbean.
Didier reports that planning is already
underway for the first 2009 ARC committee
,I I ii.i Several yachtsmen and their families
are still I. iI,. I ,. tim e in St. Lucia .11. i the
ARC, the first to be held since the improvement
in facilities at Rodney Bay Marina undertaken by
owners Island Global \ I iIII1.1
Didier advised that December also heralded
the advent of megayachts into St. Lucia, with
13 berthed at Rodney Bay marina from mid
December into January, ,1 Iil.ii. the 230-foot
MarthaAnn, the largest.
"All the captains I have spoken to are impressed
with the new look marina and I think mega yachts
are going to be a huge market for us and for St.
Lucia," Didier said. "Had the expansion not taken
place, about 80 percent of the megayachts would
have had to anchor out in Rodney Bay by Pigeon
Point, rather than '. I 11ii. i inside the marina. By
.. i i,.. I alongside, they had purchased a number
of services from St. Lucia 1, IIi.I .i electricity,
water, cable television and provisions'
"The benefits are definitely much more when
these mega yachts are in port and berthed at a
dock," Didier said. "These vessels are like small
if l- iii I hotels.They need flowers, fuel, provisions,
utilities, liquor, in fact I Ik II. ithata hotel needs.
Some of them have 20 to 30 crew members plus
guests. So the benefits are enormous. Based on
the reaction from the captains and crews, I think
we're going to have a very good season.
Speaking about the marina's prospects for the
rest of the year, Didier forecast a reduction in
the number of yachts coming into the facility in
the light of the international financial crisis. "It is
difficult to be precise because it's the first time
we're having a mega yacht facility here so there is
S..1 ,l, I to compare it with, but I do think that the
persons with disposable income are being very,
very cautious. They're I II. I i '. i 1 i .to rebound
and those who have money may not be chartering
as far south as St. Lucia, so I think it (the crisis) will
have an impact. It is still early to tell how much
of an impact but I think we will see less vessels
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The Grenada South Coast Yacht Club
is pleased to announce i, 1 1. I
weekend line up for this year's
Grenada Round-the-Island Race to
be held 13-15 March at Garfield's
Beach Bar on Grand Anse Beach.
This year's event will continue a time-honored
tradition of iiiI. i competition and bring new
family fun and entertainment toGrenada residents,
sailors and tourists, L. ,hII. iii of the weekend
include the first ever A Taste of Grenada food
festival as well as youth hiii. i and a Bath Tub
Derby. The weekend schedule is as .I .
Registration, Captain's briefing and
Welcome Party- FRIDAY, 13 MARCH
Free dockage for all ii 11I i I boats during
the race weekend at Home Port, the brand new
Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina.
Grenada Round-the-Island Race -
SATURDAY, 14 MARCH
One of the oldest ,l,. I events in the
Caribbean is back for another year
Budget MarineYouth Sailing Exhibition -
SATURDAY, 14 MARCH
While seasoned sailors make their way around the
island, i. I. 1 : Marine will be .. '*- II I an event for
youth to learn more about the joys of 1, 1 I
Family Fun Beach Day -
SATURDAY, 14 MARCH
Families are invited to, i 1ii I at Grand Anse
beach for kic ii ... II, games such as tug of war,
potato sack races and an egg toss.
Bath Tub Derby SUNDAY, 15 MARCH
Sure to be a crowd pleaser, creative and
ingenious participants can float their own version
of a ill ... i and compete for a grand prize.
Taste of Grenada SUNDAY, 15 MARCH
The first event of its kind on the island, A Taste of
Grenada will feature a wide cross section of local
vendors ii,. i their delicious food, 1 1 Il. .I
several cooks from the popular Fish Friday
and chefs from premier restaurants ii i. I
m enu ii ,ll.. i
Awards Ceremony SUNDAY, 15 MARCH
A post-race party will include food, drinks and
music as well as the anticipated ceremony where
race winners are declared and prizes are awarded.
Today's modern Grenada Round-the-Island
Race, as organized by the Grenada South Coast
Yacht Club, is a combination of three traditional
at Port Louis,
11i,. i events in Grenada's liiI. i Calendar -the Girl Pat Feeder Race, from Trinidad to Grenada; the
Round-the-Island Race; and the Easter - 1 1i1 For the past few years, these old iii,.i I traditions, with
a new twist, have challenged and entertained local, regional and international yachtsmen, who have
visited our shores.
The 2009 race is shaping up to be one of the best events yet with a full two days of fun planned for the
entire community. To learn more and register to compete, visit www.aroundgrenada.com. -
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MARCH 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 67
2008 WRAPS UP,
Curacao's 25th End
of the Year Race, A Tradition Kept Alive
Through the Years by Ivo van Dooren
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An ideal spotforsurfing is Curacao's north
coast where end of the year competitions
were held in ideal weather circumstances
with high waves. Thirty surfers from
Curacao and Aruba participated. The
event was organized by the Curacao
Surfing Association and won by Marijn
Like the ., -1 1i. i 24 years, Curagao sailors in
all kinds of iii,. i craft from ii..i iiI,.I boards
and sunfishes to 50-foot yachts iiii I the last
weekend of 2008 for a special edition of the most
enjoyable race of the year, i... 11 i called the
"End-of the Year" race.
Organizer Ivo van Dooren again was at the
head of a group of enthusiastic volunteers for this
remarkable 25th anniversary edition. i iiii 1..i 11l
the 17.7 nm course from Spanish Water via Fuik
Bay to Anna Bay in the heart of il111 i I Iand
back is an overtaking race, so almost all boats start
at different times.
If everybody sails a perfect race, all
participants should finish at the same moment
so, in the end, skill, determination, hard work
and luck decide who finishes first and is then
autc.i ,, ii II declared the i IIl winner.
Venezuelan yacht Ludovic that took top honors
in the anniversary race.
At the prize giving ceremony,Van Dooren looked
back on 25 years of fun, tension and camaraderie.
His speech was larded with remarkable facts and
.i' , For the statisticians among us: 25 times an
End-of the-Year Race means:
25x average of 40 participants =
25x average of 4= 100 sponsors
25 x 4 x average of 1,000 Antillean guilders =
25 x average of 10 employees involved = 250
25 x average of 40 liters = 1000 liters of soup
25 x average of 1,000 donuts = 25,000
"< I I .. 1i I"
25 x 40 participants, each about 20 miles
sailed = a total of 20,000 miles (and that's
1x around the globe.)
But what's most important: 25 years of fun and
1- I II. .in the holiday season.
The End-of the Year Race is synonymous with
Sea Scouts, Dutch donuts, soup and Christmas
ham. The local Sea Scouts Group Mgr. Verriet
hosted the event as always -and took care of all
the food and drinks. All participants were happily
surprised by more sponsored prizes than ever, one
for each and every one, drawn as lots.
Photos from 25 years of racing were shown on
a big screen. It was an event never to forget! -
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O ne of the most enjoyable aspects of cruising is the discovery
of just how much beauty exists on our planet. I have spent
the last several years cruising the northern coastline of South
America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, and I ii. 1 ii in the
beauty and non commercialism of our travels. When we
arrived on the Colombian coastline, having just visited the
outer islands of Venezuela, Bonaire and Curacao, we expected great beauty
but r, .1 i 11. I prepared us for the spectacular mountain ridges that line Bahia
de Tres, one of five consecutive bays that make up the northern coastline of
Colombia, at the northern tip of the Andes, just before you reach the resort
town of Santa Maria.
With hurricane season over, we were itchy to begin cruising again,
-ii ,,,. i new anchorages, vistas and towns. Our good friend, Peter
Ratcliff, joined us for several months to assist in watches and give us the great
benefit of his amiable company. Having captained charters in the Caribbean
for over a decade, he equally enjoyed exploring this new territory.
Approaching Colombia from the east the first i ,11. I we noticed was the
continuation of what I call "feminine" mountain ranges as, i1, 'i., Iii high in
height, they are soft and rolly with no sharp juts like you find in the Rockies
or Alps. Mountains cover a vast amount of terrain in the countries that
comprise South America and, i, 'i.... Iii we think of the Andes as being on
the western side of the continent, they actually extend some 4,700 miles,
thus (. 1, I, 1ii'i. I the longest mountain chain in the world-across to the
east, as one can see in Venezuela, and then north so that they are a highly
visible part of the northern Colombian coastline.
Bahia deTres is just one area of ii II I1 system of national parks that
belong to Colombia, the only country in South America to border on both
the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and one of the most .. .11ii ill i. I culturally
diverse areas in the world. This diversity is well represented by the 54 natural
areas belonging to the Natural Parks System that comprise Colombia with
ten more areas being added to the list by 2012. Bahia de Tres (Bay of Three)
and the other four bays that make up this gorgeous coastline are all a part of
the system. We were met by the courteous and official National Park Guardia
who patrols the area for added safety and security.
Locals enjoy the bays and beaches on Colombia's coastline. On weekends
entire families 1 11, 1 at the beach with iii, II i BBQ ( i iii chairs, tables
and lots of children to spend an entire day, or they bring tents and spend
the weekend. Add this to the large number of international cruisers now
covering the area and you have quite a group.
During our stay in Bahia deTres, we were joined by 20 other vessels from
all corners of the earth. As is usual for cruisers, we got to know most of them
before we left and even formed a tandem sail to Cartagena, which was fun
and added to our overall ii. i of safety.
Because so many of Colombia's parks contain water and are well
maintained, I iii. i yachtsmen and numerous fishermen and I iiii i 1ii 1. I
I Bahia de Tres
ARTICLE & PHOTO BY NANCY TERRELL
are a common sight. As more cruisers circle the Caribbean, many will
discover the beauty of these bays and parks left in their natural state.
In addition to national parks, Colombia has developed wildlife sanctuaries
such as the Sanctuary of Flora & Fauna and the Flamingo' 11i 111 Sanctuary,
where pink I m ..1 i. wade in shallow waters i. i..1i1 i the coastal areas.
Nearby Cartagena is a lovely city with good facilities for cruisers, and all
of these are i,111.1. to remember when planning for hurricane destinations
in 2009. '7
Nancy Terrell is a freelance writer who has lived in the Caribbean for 22years. She holds
a Master's Degree in Literature and is currently cruising on her trawler, Swan Song,
headed for the Panama Canal.
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BY DAVID R. FERNEDING 02008
II Our shipwreck
expert was in real
evening at Fearless
e had s 1.1,1 I l,. I
characters back then
real people from life's
cubby holes who
formed the newly
created crewed charter
boat business. The time was shortly after the
last great'labeled'war. Us new -.. i i. began
buoying up a livelihood by II.. I1,. I people around
on little yachts that had been designed for New
England yacht club socials.
Old blue haired ladies in North America scalped
a commission from our charter money to send
affluent ,ii,. I folks to the Caribbean when the
snow began to fly. We complained, but back then
those'Ladies'were our food supply. Our off time
pleasure was to meet at the local dockside bars,
exchange ,iiiiI adventures...and maybe be
entertained by one of the Caribbean characters
that drifted between watering holes.
In those days, character ii II .were assigned
by our peers, be they friend or foe. Champagne
Nick, Dave D i. i iin,. i or Bar Breath Sowden, they
were Caribbean tags worn with humiliation,
ili .11 : or distinction. "Pudley Dope"was a proper
El,. ii I l ,1 I 1, i,,, 1 who sailed aboard his private
yacht with his beautiful wife and young daughter.
My first encounter with Pudley was during my
charter for a group of self-proclaimed treasure
hunters from Minnesota who had come up with
the location of an undiscovered wreck on a reef
off an island near /,.11. i I was surprised when
they actually located a shipwreckon a reef where I
had been I. ,,1 I inii I for the past three years.
Sure enough, lying cemented under dead,
broken coral was a pile of debris. It looked more
like a Carib Indian midden pile than a shipwreck.
We stumbled ahead, E II i I I brass and copper
jetsam along with a ship's bell and three small
swivel guns, with the hope of ii - iiiI. the
name and origin of the discovery I. -.. I before
anyone ever had a i,.. i.i -i that maybe global
ecology should be practiced before we depleted
our planet of fish and historical shipwrecks.)
When we returned to harbor, Pudley was
anchored in the bay. ii. ii his happy hour
stories, I reckoned he would be the man to have
a look at our salvage. He was i ii. ii I to come
across with hammer and chisel in hand and we all
watched in anticipation as he expertly removed
encrusted coral from the small cannons. He took
paper etchings of the markings and noted the
name on the bell, and left to confer with his
research notes compiled over the years.
Pudley returned the next morning at sunrise,
his El i. i Ii 'spot of tea' in hand, excited about his
,11. Ii. i Seems our shipwreck was Ei. iii 1I The
swivel guns, however, were Spanish. Not unusual,
we were told. What did seem unusual was Pudley's
fact that our shipwreck was not where we found
it. It was lost on a reef off the island of Bermuda
some 800 miles to the north!
"Not unusual either," was Pudley's answer.
"Ship Captains were not noted for their clerical
expertise. At the time of your shipwreck, the island
had a different name that could be confused with
Bermuda. The bean counters just assumed the
captain made a i. 11i,. I error and logged the lost
vessel as being another of the many on the reefs
"But how do you know this as a fact?" was
my question. 111 i eyes were blazing with
72 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
excitement. It was like he had just unlocked the secret of the Holy Grail. He
savored his words so that we waited in anticipation for his response.
"Quite elementary, my dear fellows,' he responded with the swashbuckling
air of a pirate I I -. iii i over a buried treasure in the sand."Look for yourselves"
He fluttered a musty sheet of xerox paper in front of us, .. -iiii i. i to the center
of the page with one excited "ii i .ee there' We couldn't see.
He explained again."Old sea captains never won i. 11n i bees, but they
were superb navigators. Copy scribes of the day had command of the written
language, but knew little about the sea. They assumed the name of the
island, then copied the captain's latitude and longitude. In this case, it was
800 miles south of Bermuda; exactly the spot you, my fine II ii i, i ,of the
coast, found your shipwreck!"
"TREASURE!" someone shouted.
,I.i1 i eyes widened. He let his rendition of Sherlock Holmes slide
to that of a not-yet-conceived Captain Jack Sparrow 'Treasure, ye say,
lads," cocking his head and trying to divert his left eye to look in a different
direction. "Treasure, ye say? ...Why you've picked the wrong vessel. The bell
you salvaged is inscribed. The name of your wreck was the HMS Griffin,
ship of the line i I .- 11 .i I ,' Ib 1.11. I at the time they were c. i 1 I I I..i I forts
above English Harbour Its homeward cargo was sugar for the colonies. After
(i i ,i i i, i 1i I the Griffin was never heard of again... until now. The only
treasure, me old cocks, is the adventure you will remember'
Our shipwreck expert was in real fact a renowned historian and novel
writer, i ,.., I ii no one had ever read a book written by"Pudley Dope." Born
Dudley Bernard Egerton Pope, he inherited his Caribbean pseudonym one
evening at Fearless Freddie's bar when Captain John "Bar Breath" Sowdens
Tortola wife Gloria couldn't pronounce a name like Dudley Pope. Between
two Cuba-libres, everyone toasted Pudley into Caribbean immortality.
We discovered that Dudley was a midshipman wounded in the last Great
War. He became the protege of C. S. Forrester, famous for his Hornblower
maritime fiction series and "The African Queen," which became a classic
movie. L.''11 ) historical fictions, the Lieutenant Ramage series, are still
selected i ii. i to 17th century buffs.
The polished 'I i ii .. sailor from England would write a number of
great nautical adventure novels while cruising with his family aboard their
54ft ketch, Ramage. Their home was where the anchor dropped.
One afternoon we had dropped off a charter in ii. 1, We anchored
in Falmouth Harbor and hailed Ramage. D.i in and his wife (and life-long
editor) Kay rowed across for charter leftovers. Victoria swam over and in a
minute was skimming across the bay on our windsurfer LI'.II 1 rambled
on about the novel iiiii,. business, Kay related their shell c(. 1 ii.i
adventures, and we all kept an eye on the windsurfer chasing the sunset.
At the end of that evening, as Dudley,. *ll i I his i i i alongside, he had a
plastic bag in his hand."This is the newest one,"he said,"fresh off the press"' It
was a copy of his latest book, "The Ramage Touch" I was i ii 1 iii I He knew
I (..1 1 I his Lieutenant Ramage series.
It wasn't until a few weeks later, while ,iiI. i our schooner Antares to
Bermuda, that I had a chance to begin the read. It was my wife that noticed
first. I had missed the dedication page. She held it out in front of me:To Dave
We had swashbuckling characters back then. The Pope family were the
treasure keepers. -
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have been i ii I on boats in the Caribbean
for the greater part of the past 23 years;
i 1, i .11 back, I recall that most of the
other cruisers I have met enjoy this lifestyle.
For, once adjusted to the differences from
.i ii I on land and the changing of mental
attitudes from "wants" (the consumer society) to
"needs" (what is actually needed to live aboard,)
i i I aboard seems a sensible way to reside
outside the limits, that is.
Most cruisers are skilled yachts-people who
have spent years I .1 .In I in life on the water and
additional time c(. 1.l .1 .i ii, how to actually
accomplish and pay for a life outside of their
country-without a normal job, where one lives
.1 ill in isolation without the support of
family, friends, community or your educational,
spiritual, and political backgrounds. Living aboard
is like growing older-it is most definitely not for
sissies. As well, I i,. I aboard is definitely not for
those who cannot abide their partners 24/7-this
immediately cuts down on the numbers.
One of the most difficult issues women
cruisers face is that of leaving the comfortable and
safe confines of urban society. I have met very
few women farmers who enjoy '.. 111. Ii so we
could assume that most women who are cruising
have left the il ii'. 1, of urban i .ii. II i'
museums, community events, libraries, cultural
centers, music and such-along with their families
and jobs. They have chosen, as have male boaters,
to live on the water, in almost constant movement,
i1 i111 I with foreign counties that embrace varied
cultures, lifestyles and economic backgrounds.
Cruising requires great self discipline. There are
very few ii.... to socially enjoy while y,, i1,111,
other than i iii and drinking; we all have lists
of boaters who did not adjust well to these
preferences. Visit any beach bar
in the Caribbean and take in the
rummiess" as well as cruisers and
charterers who think that drinking
is just -11. 11i 1.. I one habitually
does while on the water. We all
know that few countries have
drunk driving while at the helm.
manh fah daont Iacc s tchtation ine
MADD would have a field day
Sc with the fatal accidents that have
occurred within the Caribbean
caused by drinking skippers.
ceps Another change in lifestyle
is that boaters tend to be more
...h11, 11, liberal, I.Wll l m ore
II and i n, .. i i. il 1ll conservative, than mainlanders. A great many of them want to live"outside
of the limits" that bind/blind our current world. They view what is happening .. Li.i 11, within their
countries and dislike what they see. hI'. I, most responsible boaters vote in absentia, there are
many who don't. If you are one of these please do not complain to me about the political situation in
your country. By not .1 I1.- I you have denied your option to help change the world.
Cruisers are frequently retired from high risk jobs and pastimes. I know many cruisers who were
pilots, motorcyclists, auto ralliers or racers, stockbrokers, firemen, etc. Many company executives just
want to get away from the rat race when they retire. They sell their homes, their cars, put their furniture
and belongings in storage and run, not walk, to the nearest yacht brokerage to purchase their dream
of the sea. Most of them have had enough of commercial life to totally enjoy life on a boat, I I. i, ,,.
their spare time in lli. working on projects, provisioning for the next passage and ,., IIII out the
cheapest place to purchase iih 1 .1
I totally enjoy ii I aboard and cannot imagine giving up this freedom to live on land. If we don't like
our neighbors or our surr.,11'. Ill.1 11 i have todo is I , II, Ii -or raise a sail. Life on the water has
far more adventures than normal living; but I will be the first to admit that this life is not for everyone. As
cruisers we create our own limits most of us totally live outside of the limits set for us by society. I guess
cruising is one of the last great lifestyles where one can be called a nonconforming individual-and lets
just hope that with all of the new laws and .I ii .. .we can keep it that way. -
MARCH 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 75
Boat Building in
the Boondocks, Part Two
BY PETER MUILENBURG
Editor's note: Part One of Peter's story about the Coral Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands Cowhorns appeared in the
February issue of All at Sea. To read it and other stories by Peter Muilenburg, visit www.allatsea.net
"I There's NOTHING
When it was all
over they found
they had built their
the hulls of their
The cause of this remarkable industry was Augie
Hollen, even i..,. Il for a time he tried to deny
it. He was ii. i.i. i his own business, trying to
build himself a boat, when all of a sudden he
had a .11 ..... i When the dust cleared, he had
agreed to build a reusable mold for would-be
The boats were built one by one. Since they
needed to lay up a layer a day, one man couldn't
do it fast enough; it needed a group. Thus they
worked for each other When the outer hull was
sufficiently cured, it had to be separated from the
mold. The first one was the hardest, requiring
the services of a backhoe; but each successive
hull parted more easily as the guys learned tricks
and techniques. When it was separated, to the
accompaniment of great cheering and copious
drinking, the hull was set upright and chocked in
place. They sat at the water's edge like so many
,11 i i i, ready to take to the sea. It seemed at
the time that they were almost done. There they
would stay for two long, hard years.
The names of the builders: Alan Johnson, Larry
and Patty FI iiii. Julian Putley, Danny Linkey,
Paul L Ii. ii Larry and Patty whipped ... ,i
a tiny houseboat called Big Bertha; Danny lived
with his wife and child in a tent on an East End
beach; Alan Johnson lived on 20 ft Driftwood
with his little dog Pippin. The Cowhorn builders
were a joyous example of how the sum of the
parts can exceed the whole. All of the guys and
their ladies really bonded over their years of toil in
When rainy season came, the land all about
the boats turned to thick ooze that seized
at one's sandals. The guys resorted to laying
down pieces of lumber to cross the sea of
mud. Worse yet were the whining clouds of
mosquitoes. The tiniest patch of exposed skin
was a dinner bell to the vicious vermin which
would congregate in such numbers as to blacken
the skin. In dry weather, the mud turned into
baked flats, giving off clouds of dust when a car
Nature could be cruel but the boat builders
sucked it up and made more misery for
themselves- 1111i. i. i up a cloud of the itchy
white 1i. Il dust. There's r, -i11,,,. I like shared
hardships to build camaraderie. When it was all
over they found they had built their friendships as
strong as the hulls of their boats.
All the activity attracted curious onlookers,
especially West Indian men, most of whom had
a boat builder or two in their ancestry. The
Cowhorns reminded them of their own iiI,.i
heritage when, not so long ago, anyone who
76 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
','iHr i,.1 ~,l
<< Not long ago,
and builders gathered
at Augie's place
came to or left the island had to do it under sail
and w hen I .i i cargo 1, 1i111. I and l 111. ll l.. I
were important occupations.
Of course, the biggest celebrations
accompanied the launch of each vessel. Hundreds
of people would show up to help orjust watch the
show. Here must be mentioned Georgie 1. i. I
the government 111i i.- er driver in Coral Bay, who
donated his time and the government dozer to
maneuver the boats into position and then slide
them into the deep water.
Georgie was a master at his work; and was
present at each of the launching. It was a
sight to see, the freshly-launched boat, loaded
way down on her marks with people as they
took a ride around the harbor There'd be gouts
of champagne i .. ..in.I drenching the clothes
of the skipper, conch horns blowing, women
, .. 11, 1 m en '. I1. 1 i'- I It was a real catharsis at
the end of a wearying ordeal.
One valuable life lesson they brought from
the experience: beware free advice. There were
always people iii i. I around the work, who
could not resist prescribing what must be done
next. You could tell easily the tire kickers who
didn't really have a clue. Those were the people
who volunteered advice without anybody asking
them for it. The less the kibitzer knew, the more
eager was he (always a he, never a she) to impart it
and the less he should be heeded. The ones who
really knew had to be sought out and plied with
rum, beer or wheatgrass tea.
When it was Augie, it would be two Heineken
beers or the equivalent in rum. As he explained to
me once when we were at the Bitter End salvaging
lead from a wreck nearby, "It's simple! I was just
born two drinks under par!" Augie was our ace in
the hole. He had a natural physical/mechanical
,i, ii.1i ii besides whatever it was that got
him recruited for the CIA (see February All at Sea.)
He seldom got 1iii,.. -il, Fred's boatyard without
being asked his opinion on some ... l i111 i. i
problem; and rare was it that he didn't have a
good answer He taught all of us the fine points
and short cuts to II iI i,. i and he was the
master of the quick, cheap, effective fix. He could
build or jury-rig just about i, iI i...i
Once, Augie tookthe remains of three chainsaws
that had crapped out after I had used them to
salvage lead lying just above the surf line. He added
a hydraulic motor and a set of hydraulic hoses and,
Presto! We had an underwater chain saw!
It was only natural that when the boats got
,iih.i that the boat builders would race them
against each other It ... .I that if they were
to race, why not have a iii I to celebrate their
boats? CG iii, i i. I in Paul L iiin i tiny shed with
Meagan Elliott as secretary, they hatched a plan.
Looking over the schedule of long weekends,
they found only Thanksgiving still unspoken for
They claimed it-and the Coral Bay Thanksgiving
.i i came into being. Along with it, the Coral
BayYacht club was organized to put on the .1 II I
The Cowhorns symbolized Coral Bay for a good
while. In fact, every year for the 1 1 the official
t-shirt was required to have a Cowhorn and the
Moravian church prominently in the design.
The il I1 I iii,.i Cowhorn belongs to the
well known artist Dave 111111 who bought the
hull from Julian Putley. Dave has single-handed the
AFriggin' Queen around the globe in an eight year
voyage. Larry FI iIIi i took Running Bare down
island and then to Florida where he hauled her out
and stored her behind his house. Augie and Sylvia
took Violet L to the Bahamas for a year's cruising.
The others have stuck pretty much close to home.
None of them have been wrecked except for
Delphinus which stands at the waters edge in Coral
Bay, driven there by a Hurricane, Marilyn.
Not long ago most of the Cowhorn builders and
owners got- .. I i I at Augie's place to pay respect
to the old "admiral' Surrounded by those whose
lives he has touched with his white hair and beard,
he looked like a benevolent Neptune. -&
MARCH 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 77
THE DISH BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
Capt. Jan Robinson is author of the Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection.
She holds certificates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Ritz
Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Available at your local marine
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Toasting St. Patrick's Day
& Celebrating the Green!
17th March is fast approaching and along
with that date is St. Patrick's Day and a time
to celebrate in true Irish fashion. Here are
a few phrases to remember (found on the
History website) when raising your glass for
As you slide down the banisters of life, may
the splinters never point the wrong way.
There are many good reasons for drinking,
One has just entered my head,
If a man doesn't drink when he's living,
How the hell can he drink when he's dead?
IRISH SODA BREAD WITH RAISINS
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 loaf
Vegetable oil spray
2 cups all purpose flour
5 Tbsp sugar, divided
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp butter, chilled, cut into cubes
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 375F. Spray 8-inch-diameter cake
pan with vegetable spray. In a large bowl blend
together flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder,
salt, and baking soda. Add butter. Rub in (using your
fingers) until coarse meal forms. Make well in center
of flour mixture. Add buttermilk. Gradually stir dry
ingredients into milk to blend. Mix in raisins.
Using floured hands, shape dough into ball. Transfer
to prepared pan and flatten slightly (dough will
not come to edges of pan). Sprinkle dough with
remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
Bake bread until brown and tester inserted into
center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool
bread in pan 10 minutes. Transfer to rack. Serve
warm or at room temperature.
CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 4 hours
5 pounds corned brisket of beef
6 peppercorns, or packaged pickling spices
May you get all your wishes but one,
So you always have something to strive for.
May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.
An old Irish recipe for longevity:
Leave the table hungry.
Leave the bed sleepy.
Leave the bar thirsty.
May you never forget what is worth
remembering, Or remember what is
1 bay leaf
1 cup Irish Stout Beer or 2 Tbsp vinegar
3 carrots, peeled and quartered
3 onions, peeled and quartered
1 medium-sized green cabbage,
quartered or cut in wedges
Melted butter (about 4 tablespoons)
Place the corned beef, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaf,
and Irish Stout Beer in a large heavy duty pot. Add
water to cover beef. Place a lid on the pot. Bring
to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 4 hours or until
tender, skimming occasionally. During the last hour,
add the carrots and onions and cover again. During
the last 15 minutes, add the cabbage. Transfer meat
and vegetables to a platter and brush the vegetables
with the melted butter. Serve with boiled parsley
potatoes, cooked separately.
To serve: Cut corned beef against the grain
into thin slices and accompany with the cooked
vegetables. Dijon mustard and/or coarse-grained
mustard complement the corned beef as optional
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
8 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
Bunch of scallions (spring onions)
1/2 cup whipping cream
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
Cook potatoes in pot of boiling salted water until
very tender, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, bring
cream and butter to simmer in small saucepan over
medium heat, stirring often. Finely chop the scallions,
both green and white parts. Mix in to cream and
butter. Remove from heat; cover and let steep while
potatoes finish cooking.
Drain potatoes thoroughly, then mash. Add cream
mixture and stir until blended. Season to taste with
salt and pepper.
Note: Can be prepared a few hours before serving.
Cover; let stand at room temperature. Re-warm over
low heat, stirring often.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Serves: 6 to 8
1- 1/2 cups cold milk
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Pistachio
Flavor Instant Pudding
2 cups thawed whipped topping (Cool Whip), divided
6 Double Stuf Oreo Cool Mint Creme Chocolate
Sandwich Cookies, chopped
1 Oreo Pie Crust (6 oz.)
I square Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat
with wire whisk until well blended, about 2 minutes.
Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups of the whipped topping and
the chopped cookies. Spoon into crust. Spread with
remaining 1/2 cup whipped topping. Melt chocolate
as directed on package; drizzle over pie.
Note: Refrigerate 2 hours or freeze until firm. If
frozen, remove pie from freezer about 15 minutes.
Before serving; let stand at room temperature to
soften slightly. Store leftovers in refrigerator or freezer.
GUACAMOLE IRISH FIESTA
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6 -8
1 large ripe avocado
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. chili powder
I crushed garlic clove
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
Peel and mash avocado. Add lemon juice, chili
powder, garlic, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. This may
be prepared ahead and refrigerated with the seed in
8 oz sour cream
I jar hot taco sauce
4 oz grated cheddar or Jack cheese
1/2 Ib Tostitos or Doritos chips
To serve: Use an attractive dish like a fluted quiche
pan and flatten the avocado mound in the center
leaving edges clean. Layer sour cream, then taco
sauce and top with mounds of cheese. Surround the
edges with chips. Run the chips toward the center
COLD MINTED PEA SOUP
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 1-2 hours
6 cups chicken stock (bouillon)
I small onion stuck with 2 cloves
1 clove garlic
1 tsp. tarragon
3 Ibs frozen peas
Salt and pepper
3 cups heavy cream or plain yogurt
Garnish: finely chopped mint
Cook the onion, garlic, tarragon and peas in the stock
until peas are just tender. Remove onion and discard.
Puree in blender and season to taste. Add yogurt or
cream. Chill and garnish when serving. -
78 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
DE BIG FISH RESTAURANT & BAR Great food, great prices, good music,
good company. Live music Friday and Sunday. Dine all day, English
breakfast, Mexican and Caribbean Specials. Draught Carib. Located in the
NW corner of Prickly Bay in Spice Island Marine. (473) 444-4342 WF FB
MV LE $$
JIMBO'S Open air dining surrounding landscaped swimming pool. Gourmet
Mexican at great prices. Best Margaritas and Sangria. Drink specials every
Weekday. Extensive collection of Classic Rock and Blues. Open 11am-lam,
Mon-Sat and 5pm-lam Sun. Simpson Bay Marina, (599) 544-3600 $$, FB
SHRIMPY'S DOCKSIDE BAR Cheaper then most Better than all"Sally's
meat pies are to die for! Don't forget their specialty SHRIMP! B.B.Q. Saturday
and Sunday.Simpson Bay -Village Portofino, (599) 522-5127 $,FB,N,WF LE
ST. THOMAS, USVI
BAD ASS COFFEE Fuel up at this funky Hawaiian-based coffee joint. Located at
Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8223 $
BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM The cows have gone Caribbean! Located at Yacht
Haven Grande 340.775.8232 $
BURRITO BAY DELI Best food for the money! International cuisine. Count on
us for your daily boat provisioning. Burritos, Gyros, Blah, Blah, Blah, Everyday 6-6,
Red Hook, AYH (340) 775-2944 I WF
FAT TURTLE Rockin'Caribbean Roadhouse. Barbeque flavors of the Caribbean
and American South, great salads, gourmet pizzas and exotic drinks. Located at
Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8328 $$$, FB, CR,WF
FRENCHTOWN DELI A local favorite. Serving homemade creations, award
winning breakfast, great sandwiches, gourmet coffee, assorted party platters,
phone orders welcome. Opens daily 7:30 am till 8 M-F 5 Sat and 4 on Sun,
Frenchtown (340) 776-7211 i WF
GRAND CRU Fine Wines & Mediterranean Dining. Sophisticated wine bar, featuring
tasting flights, mixologist martinis & cocktails and small plates with a Mediterranean flair.
Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8278 $ RR, CRF
HAVANA BLUE South America meets the Pacific Rim. Hip Drinks. Cool Vibes. Ocean
Front. Experiential Dining. Fresh Fish and Lobster Daily. Brace your senses and enjoy
the sunset in style. Dinner nightly from 5:30pm. Oceanfront at Morning Star Beach
Club. (340) 715-BLUE RR, FB, CWF
HOOK, LINE & SINKER Cool and casual waterfront dining. Great burgers, salads
and hearty lunch specials. Fresh seafood and lobster right off the dock at dinner.
Frenchtown, (340) 776-9708 WF
LOTUS ASIAN GRILL & SUSHI BAR Fresh Ingredients. Cool Vibes. Step outside
the bento box! We go cutting-edge creative with our sushi rolls and Wok
cuisine. Sip saketinis at sunset. Open for lunch & dinner. Waterfront at
American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. (340) 774-SAKE $$$, RR, FB, C,
MOLLY MOLONE'S IRISH PUB 'Tis a fine day at St. Thomas' only Irish Pub! Open
Daily serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Take Away All Day! Live Entertainment
7 nights a week during season. 7am-12pm American Yacht Harbor (340) 775-1270
PIRATE'S COVE BAR & GRILL Coldest Beer on Island! Fish, Burgers, Salads,
Pizza and Quesadillas. Phone orders welcome! Boat provisioning at
General Store. Fuel & Ice. Benner Bay (340) 714-2135 $$, FB, CR, WF
THREE 60 Dynamic Cuisine with 3600 views. Yacht Haven Grande's signature
restaurant, helmed by famed Chef Brian Katz. Local specialties with a Latin &
Asian twist. Coming Soon! $$$$, :
TICKLES DOCKSIDE PUB Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
7 days a week offering a wide menu from burgers to steaks and fresh fish.
Crown Bay Marina (340) 776-1595 $$, FB CR, WF, LE
A WHALE OF A TALE Come experience the Ultimate in Caribbean Dining!
St. Thomas' Largest Selection of Seafood with an Extensive Wine List & Whiskey
Collection! M-F 5pm-10pm S-S 5pm-11pm American Yacht Harbor
(340) 775-1270 $$$, RR, FB, CR, WF, LE
WIKKED Hip Beach Shack & Bar. Fresh & fun casual island fare, featuring Wikked
Wings, Wikked Tacos and Wikked Cocktails. Open daily, 7:30am to midnight.
Located at Yacht Haven Grande 340.775.8953
: 8-2 Brunch
BEACHCOMBERS BAR, HOTEL & RESTAURANT Welcomes all sailors to Villa Beach,
St Vincent. Young Island Anchorage. Perfect jumping-off point to and from Bequia and
the Grenadines."Happy Hour with Sidney" every day... www.beachcombershotel.com
JOLLY ROGER INN Charming open air restaurant on the water's edge at
Soper's Hole, West End featuring Creative Caribbean, Pan Asian, Innovative
Mediterranean and Italian Cuisines (284) 495-4559
VIRGIN QUEEN RESTAURANT & PUB Island tradition for over 25 years, theVQ
is a casual restaurant/ pub specializing in local, West Indian and Continental fare.
Air Conditioned. Road Town (284) 494-2310 $$, FB, MV
-REAT OID AND
..L ., A.XX ^ ID
-Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Cown Bay Marina, St. Thomas, VI
MARCH 2009 ALLATSEA.NET 79
BY BECKY A. BAUER
S ADLY, IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN...environmentalists
1 1 1i, in,, 1i action to protect threatened and endangered
species, a government bureaucracy i i u.i that further
study is required while the species continue to spiral toward
extinction. But, what happens when the evidence to
support i, ii ii.. is "there,' right there in the bureaucracy's
own publications? What happens is what happened on January 13, 2009,
when a group of environmental groups delivered a 60-day intent to sue
notice, required under the Endangered Species Act, to the U.S. National
Marine Fisheries Service.
What prompted the Center for -i..i...il I Diversity, the Caribbean
Conservation Corporation, Defenders of iiii. Earthjustice, the Gulf
Restoration Network, and the Turtle Island Restoration Network to deliver
the intent to sue notice? Li( .,,. ill, grouper and tilefish fisheries' bycatch of
almost 1,000 threatened and endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico,
as documented by government observers over an 18-month period from
July 2006 i .. .1. i the end of 2007. 80% of those turtles were Loggerheads,
listed as threatened, whose I,,. I populations in Florida have shown a 40%
decline in the past 10 years. The remaining 20% were critically-endangered
Kemp's II and endangered Green sea turtles. The Gulf coast of Florida is
vital I i habitat for all three species.
The ill.i i. I paragraphs can be found in a December 2008 document
written and published by the NMFS, "Recovery Plan for the Northwest
Atlantic Population of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Second
Revision." The original of this document was written and published by the
NMFS in 1984; the 1st revision in 1991 ...24 years from original issue to the
2nd revision, and 30 years from the date the Loggerhead sea turtles were
.iii i ill, listed under the Endangered Species Act.
"Mortality resulting from commercial fisheries operations, both domestically
and in international waters, ranks among the most significant threats to thespecies.
A variety of gears is used in commercial fisheries, including gillnets, trawls, hook
and line (e.g., seines, dredges, and various types of pots/traps. Among
these, gillnets, longlines, and trawl gear collectively result in tens of thousands of
loggerhead deaths annually throughout their range in theAtlantic Ocean and Gulf
of Mexico (see for example, Lewison et al. 2004; NMFS 2002a, 2004b).
Considerable effort has been expended since the 1980s to document and
address these serious mortality factors. NMFS has implemented observer
programs in many federally managed and some state managed fisheries to
collect turtle bycatch data. The most effective observer programs have been
implemented in the longline fishery...
Efforts to reduce bycatch and mortality of loggerheads in fishing operations
have focused on several areas. NMFS, working with industry and other partners,
has reduced bycatch by developing technological solutions to prevent capture or
to turtles to escape without harm (e.g., TEDs), by implementing time and
area closures to prevent interactions from occurring....and/or by modifying gear
... circle hooks in the pelagic longline fishery.
Longline Fisheries: Observer programs have documented significant bycatch
of loggerheads in the U.S. longline fishery operating in the Atlantic Ocean and
Gulf of Mexico. In recent years, NMFS has dedicated significant funding and effort
to address this bycatch issue. In partnership with academia and industry, NMFS
has funded and conducted field experiments in the northwest Atlantic Ocean
to develop gear modifications that eliminate or significantly reduce loggerhead
bycatch. The experiments found that using large circle hooks in combination
with finfish bait, as opposed to using J" hooks and squid bait, significantly reduce
By the NMFS's own study of Atlantic fisheries,"using large circle hooks in
combination with finfish bait 1.i111i ,il1 reduce loggerhead bycatch"yet
the hooks and bait are not mandated in the Gulf In fact, the NMFS issues
exceptions to the sea turtle protections set forth under the Endangered
SpeciesA I I. 1 ii i I i the incidental take of approximately 250 Loggerheads
by longline fisheries in 2005. A year and a half later, almost 1,000 sea turtles
were taken in the Gulf while the NMFS continued to study the problem
If the NMFS does not institute immediate measures to close the Gulf
i..i i. fishery while it continues to study the sea turtle bycatch issue, the
coalition of environmental groups intends to pursue the lawsuit designed to
force the NMFS to take the protective actions set forth under the Endangered
Species Act 1, 11. -i.i i closure of fisheries.
", I.. ii, i this fishery to continue to kill threatened and endangered
turtles while the government studies the problem is irresponsible and II I
It's like refusing to turn off a leaking gas valve when you're trying to put out
a house fire. The law and the science are clear: These animals have to be
protected right now," said Andrea Treece, an attorney with the Center for
~ .i. .. ii I Diversity.
One has to wonder..30 years of iiiii.I and revising a recovery plan,
a proven method of reducing Loggerhead bycatch documented by the
agency charged with prol iii,. I them, thousands of turtles taken annually...
yet the agency continues to study the problem; what are they niii, I for?
It will be ,i 1 i. I to learn what defense the agency offers when this suit
goes to court. _@
After 30 years as a wild and domestic animal rescuer, rehabber, and educator in
the states, Becky Bauer became a scuba instructor and award-winning journalist
covering the marine environment in the Caribbean. She is a contributing photographer
80 ALLATSEA.NET MARCH 2009
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Yanmar diesel engine. Owner selling for health
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t the 1I,.II, over the
Fish which he could see
on the bottom while I
grabbed some fins and
a mask, dove down and
Retrieved the now dead
fish. It was a Pompano
and i .... *.ill- rather
battered, made one of
our finest meals ever
Another adventure occurred while on charter in Leinster Bay. It was
cocktail time on a lovely, golden evening and we and the guests were in the
cockpit. Someone noticed a pretty creamy colored jenny cantering along
the path coming from the Annaberg Sugar Mill area. i i behind her was
a larger, olderjack.
Apparently the jack wanted to have his way with the jenny and she
wanted no part of it. She ran to the rocks where the beach ended, ducked
into the bushes, changed course and with thejack right behind her, ran back
in the direction from which they had come. By now the pace was quicker
and our guests were -1 1 Ii. I excited. Soon they divided into two camps
the men .. iii. I for the jack, the ladies for the jenny. Meanwhile, the two
donkeys disappeared around the bend.
A lively discussion ensued as to whether the jack would be successful
when someone spotted the two ,I ., 1 -11.i I fast toward the head of the beach
again. This time the jack was angrily braying with his big teeth bared. The
jenny ran faster but he kept right up with her
The spectators all got caught up in the spectacle, the males encouraging
the pursuer, the females, the pursue. Everyone was laughing and waving
their arms and you could hear hoots from all the other boats. Again the
jenny approached the end of the beach and swerved into the bushes with
thejacl I I I Il 11i touching her tail.They disappeared and nobody could see
Si,, I.ii The bay got quiet. Everyone stopped ,ii, I and listened.
Several minutes later we heard loud, triumphant HEE HAWS! The jack had
been successful. The whole bay erupted into roars and laughter, the men
whacking each other on the back and hugging the women.
What a fine I, I to a splendid day! ;.
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