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SINCE 1993AUGUST 2011 INSIDE:Part Two of Our Maintenance Special: Topcoat S S I I I N N C C E E 1 1 9 9 9 9 9 3 3 3 3 NEW SERIES: CELESTIAL NAVIGATION CAPN FATTY The Myth of Going to Windward DESTINATION: ST. LUCIA Les Canaries THE JOYS OF JUNK An Easy Rig for the Family


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6 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Editors Log Disturbing news from the big country to the north where a move is afoot to make the wearing of lifejackets mandatory for recreational boaters. When I read that, I almost fell out of my captains chair thinking about the implications. Although All At Sea steers clear of politics, I couldnt let this bit of nonsense go by without making a comment, especially as laws enacted in the US and Europe have a tendency to trickle down to the Caribbean. I am not against the wearing of lifejackets, but surely the decision should be left to the individual, unless instructed to wear one by the skipper. If they pass this law, will they take it to the extreme? For instance, would people on a cruise ship, which is just one big recreational vessel, have to wear a lifejacket to dinner? You smile, but you would have to wear a lifejacket, by law, while eating supper in the cockpit of your own yacht or risk paying a “ne or even jail. There are times when I have worn a lifejacket and been glad of it, in fact the only reason I am able to write this log is because I was wearing a lifejacket when the boat I was on capsized in a storm and two of us ended up in the sea. Seamanship and common sense had us put on our lifejackets before the storm arrived; we didnt need a piece of legislation to make us do it. One argument I hear regularly is that there should be a law that makes the wearing of lifejackets mandatory for children. Mmm, Im not even sure I like that. Having seen hundreds of cruising kids splashing around boats and having a great old time, I would say the decision on lifejackets should be with the parents. Of course, if the kids cant swim, thats a different matter. Dont we go to sea for the freedom? If ever there was a case for educate dont legislate then this is it. If you have any thoughts on making the wearing of lifejackets mandatory for recreational boaters, then email: editor@allatsea.net Among this months amazing stories and features, the BVI Poker Run caught my eye. The high-speed shenanigans of offshore powerboats are not for me, no thanks, Im happy to leave my internal organs where they are, Gary E. Brown, Editor MAE WEST MUST BE SPINNING IN HER GRAVE not have them ”oating around at the back of my neck. That doesnt mean that I dont like watching and listening to offshore powerboats, because I do. Reading the article reminded me that the sea is for everyone and I really dont have a lot of time for those who insult people because they happen to take their seagoing pleasure on a vessel different to their own. On top of all that, boats in the BVI Poker Run have raised thousands of dollars for charity. It doesnt get better than that. Elsewhere in this edition, you will “nd part two of our paint special: Topcoat. This series couldnt have come at a better time as I am looking at painting my own boat in the not too distant future. I have to decide whether to apply a DIY one part paint system to the hull of my steel boat or bring someone in and have the topsides sprayed. Perhaps one part is the way to go. If I can “nd a nice shade of rust, I might not have to paint again for “ve years.


8 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 FEATURES 32 TOPCOAT SERIES PART 2 The Proper Steps to Proper Prep COVER SHOT: PHOTO COURTESY OF JEAN JARREAU, EXCLUSIVE YACHTING PHOTOGRAPHY WWW.MEGAYACHTPICTURES.COM, WWW.HELIPHOTOCARIB.COM The beauty of sail. The magni“cent schooner Elena of London during this years St. Barths Bucket Regatta. THIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE41August 2011DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITORS LOG12 WHERE IN THE WORLD?14 YACHT CLUB NEWS15 EVENT CALENDAR16 SAILING HUMOR The Myth of Going Windward Sailing with Charlie: Bathing Suits20 YOUTH SAILING Antilles School Sailing Team Boasts Winning Year22 FISHING 45th Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament D.R. Intl Cap Cana Bill“sh Shootout26 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING Celestial Part I28 TIPS & TRICKS The Joys of Junk30 OUR NATURAL WORLD Somewhere Over the Rainbow66 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE76 MARKETPLACE78 SPONSOR DIRECTORY80 CARIBBEAN DINING The Latest Scoops for Summer Continued on page 10PHOTO: TODD VANSICKLE


10 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 201112 MAP37 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Casa de Campo Race Week 201241 B.V.I. Poker Run Revs Up45 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN Mirabella V in Sint Maarten 22nd Caribbean Laser Championships Publisher: CHRIS KENNAN publisher@allatsea.net Editorial Director: GARY BROWN gary@allatsea.net Art Director : AMY KLINEDINST amyk@allatsea.net Graphic Designer: NEVA HURLEY Advertising: Florida GLENN HAYES glenn@yachtessentials.com Caribbean GUY PHOENIX guy@yachtessentials.com Advertising Inquiries: advertising@allatsea.net Accounting, Subscriptions: accounting@allatsea.net Owned and Published by Kennan Holdings, LLC 382 NE 191st Street #32381 Miami, Florida 33179-3899 phone (443) 321-3797 fax (340) 715-2827 The views and opinions of the contributors to this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers or editors. Accordingly, the publishers and editors disclaim all responsibility for such views and opinions. Check us out online at:www.allatsea.net August 2011 52 ST. BARTH Picton Castle Completes Circumnavigation of Globe56 ST. LUCIA Destination: Les Canaries60 CURAAO Dellagnelo Crowned Sun“sh World Champion 2011 RESOURCES 62 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 64 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS 52PHOTO: ROSEMOND GRAUX


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12 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGEWHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS, JOHN, AND THANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA When John Ginty travels, he always packs a copy of All At Sea Heres John relaxing on a beach in St. Thomas. With the Caribbean Sea behind him and the Caribbeans favorite waterfront magazine in front of him, hes got everything covered. Win a Free Subscription & Star brite Solutions Goodie Bucket! Send us a picture of you reading All At Sea and you may be the lucky winner. We will select one winner a month. Please send images & your information to: subscribe@allatsea.net or mail to: 382 NE 191st Street #32381, Miami, Florida, 33179-3899. PAGE 37 Casa de Campo Race Week 2012


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 13 CaribbeanSeaBonaire Montserrat U.S. Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Anguilla St.Maarten/St.Martin St.Barthelemy Guadeloupe Tobago Trinidad St Vincent & Bequia The Grenadines St Lucia St Kitts & Nevis Martinique Grenada Dominic a Barbados Barbuda Antigua Puerto Rico Carriacou Marie-Galante St Eustatius (U.S.V.I.) (B.V.I.) PAGE 45 Mirabella V in St Maarten PAGE 51 22nd Caribbean Laser Championships 2 C PAGE 56 Destination: Les Canaries T


14 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Yacht Club News More Exciting Than the Americas CupRecently, St. Maarten 12-metre Challenge invited the children in the St. Maarten Yacht Club (SMYC) Youth Sailing Programme to sail on the magni“cent Americas Cup 12-metre sailboats in Great Bay, Philipsburg. The event was organized by the SMYC Youth Sailing Committee, and Steve Hammond of St. Maarten 12metre Challenge The day began with a brief history of the Americas Cup and a look into the background of St. Maartens sleek 12-metre yachts. After the brie“ng it was time to sail. Eighteen children and six adults were divided into two teams and ferried out to the boats: Denis Connors original Stars & Stripes and Canadas True North The captains assigned their new deck-hands speci“c places in the cockpit and the crew taught them how to perform the tasks that would, hopefully, turn them into the winning team. After a short practice, the Great Race began. YACHT CLUB NEWS SHARE YOUR HAPPENINGS WITH THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY Everyone worked hard; grinding the winches, trimming sails, and adjusting the backstays. There was no time to be idle but there was plenty of opportunity for laughter, team spirit and bonhomie, not to mention more than a few goodnatured insults lobbed at the competition. A pair of dolphins surfaced to see what the ruckus was about and then submerged to the quiet of the depths. The race was won by a boat length. Speeding towards each other on opposite tacks and with both crews straining to see which colour ”ag would be raised, Stars & Stripes skimmed across True North s bow. It was exhilarating to the end! For more information about the youth sailing programme at the St. Maarten Yacht Club, visit: www.smyc.com or email: youthsailing@smyc.com For the St. Maarten 12-metre Challenge go to: www.12metre.com Article submitted by Kathy Gifford, SMYC Press Co-ordinator. Children from the St. Maarten Yacht Club Youth Sailing Programme take part in the Americas Cup 12-metre Challenge. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SMYC.


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16 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Sailing Humor THE MYTH OF GOING TO WINDWARDBY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDERIf you are a cruising sailor, I suggest you sit down. I have some shocking news to convey to you. It is not just your boat that doesnt sail to windward„none do. Zero. Not even racing yachts. Have you ever wondered why Americas Cup boats have their underbody shrouded by fabric? Thats to conceal their painted-to-blend-in propellers and their cleverly-concealed underwater exhaust outlets. This isnt easy to con“rm. The moment I broached the subject to Olympic-medalist Peter Housberg of St. Thomas„he hung up. Ditto Dennis, Paul, and Kenny. Russell Coutts even blocked my emails. James Spithill fainted dead away. But I “nally managed to track down a disgruntled Bteam member of Dawn Rileys old Bill Koch-“nanced Americans Cup Challenge (from San Francisco) who was willing to violate the old boys club rules. Yeah,Ž Loose Lipped Lucy admitted, Americans Cup boats really do have very quiet stealth engines. The problem„at least from the female genders point of view„is that the Americas Cup has been male-dominated for so long that these sort of, ahem, prickly facts are now commonplace. Winning is somehow ƒ I dunno, connected to their penises. Once the “rst guy did it, and appeared to be victorious„well, then all the other testosterone-fueled sailors joined in. Thats one of the reasons that yachting is so exclusive and elitist„so the common man doesnt realize hes been had.Ž But,Ž I said, my jaw on the ”oor. Isnt this cheating?Ž Sure,Ž said Lucy, and it would be labeled as such if a woman did it. But with a man„well, lets just say they have a different moral deck. They sort of gloss over the moral complications of anything sports-related. This stealth-engine issue has been going on for so long now that it has been sort-of institutionalized as ƒ pushing the envelope of the rules rather than out-and-out cheating.Ž But how is the winner determined if not on the water?Ž I asked in a wounded, Tell me it aint so, Joe tone of voice. Thats easy,Ž Lucy said. The accountants huddle in a room„and decide who has the most money. Arthur


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 17Anderson used to be the judge of choice, but now it is Price Cooper Waterhouse since Arthur Anderson had its whistle blown.Ž I decided to check if this was just as true in the cruising community. To do so, I contacted a yacht designer at Vulgaria Yachts (who preferred to speak off-the-record). Our yachts are designed on the Shoe Box model,Ž the designer said. This is pretty much the industry standard. Lets face it„theres a lot of room in a shoe box, and it drifts downwind well„which is, pretty much, what people like about their boats. Anyway, our industry is a tad like the GMC of Detroit was in the 1950s. We play with porthole design and cove stripe styles„and call it a whole new experience in ocean sailing.Ž Hey,Ž I said in his defense, Your boats are ugly, sure, but they aint THAT ugly ƒŽ Oh, yeah,Ž the designer acknowledged awkwardly, we pinch in the bow a tad, make a cut-out for the open transom, and play with the sheer a bit ƒ we tweak the design just enough so our boats look like a yacht should and arent confused with, say, a cardboard carton or a boxcar.Ž I next turned to a well-known scientist at the Scripts Institute for Liquid Fluidity for some off-the-record conformation as well. Its true, Fatty. Sailboats dont actually motivate themselves to windward without a mechanical mechanism„what the layman would refer to, typically, as an inboard engine.Ž ƒ but,Ž I sputtered, we were told that keels somehow spurted the boat forward against the wind ƒŽ Well, we had to say something didnt we? We “gured the simpler and more basic the explanation, the better. But the true fact of the matter is that vessels blown down wind cant sail against that very same wind„just as, for instance, theres no perpetual motion. Anyone can prove this by taking an almost endless number of different-shaped ”oating objects„and tossing them into the water in a strong breeze. They all end up downwind, dont they?Ž This seems so incredible to me,Ž I said. I mean, that the Americas Cup boats had engines ƒ Wouldnt we have heard the auxiliary power running?Ž Well, Im ashamed to admit that respected scienti“c research institutes such as ours were paid hundreds of !"#$ %%&' %!"#()$ *+&& !" !"#$ $ ',


18 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Sailing Humor millions of dollars by Ellison, Koch, and Conner to design and construct ever-quieter engines AND to make the ambient shipboard noise intentionally more, well, noisy!Ž Huh?Ž ƒ did you ever notice how, during the Americas Cup, there is so much wind-whistle in the audio? Thats because its mostly computer generated. And the boats rigging is set up to obscure the engine sounds as well„all those ”apping sails, banging halyards, and ”uttering leeches.Ž ƒ and nobody blew the whistle?Ž Frankly, no,Ž the scientist admitted. We eggheads and geeks have the same moral standards as the Average Man on the Street„which is almost exactly zero. Everybody was making money. It was a victimless scam. If poor people wanted to allow themselves to be tricked into believing that rich people could do things normal human beings couldnt„ what harm was there in that? Hasnt royalty and organized religion been doing the same thing for centuries?Ž It is just ƒ hard to grasp,Ž I said. I mean„the audacity of such a world-wide scam!Ž ƒ perhaps youre questioning the wrong guy,Ž said the scientist. Perhaps you need to talk to a shrink, not a bythe-numbers dude like myself.Ž I followed his advice, and set up a Skype call to Fritz Pearls III, grandson of the founder of Gestalt. ƒ think codpieces,Ž he said quietly. At “rst, I didnt get the connection. Then I saw the beauty of his out-of-the-box argument. ƒ so its like that,Ž I said. ƒ wild!Ž Exactly,Ž Pearls Junior Junior said. Think breast implants. Breasts implants, for instance, are just permanent, in-the-body codpieces for women. Everyone knew that codpieces were fake„but they empowered the man. Ditto, the woman with 44Ds. And some of these self-deluded, self-empowered people„delusional or not„are able to harness their empowerment into actually becoming more successful than their peers„celebrities, if you will. ƒ so youre saying ƒŽ ƒ Im saying that men want to be winners„at all costs. They want to be Big Dicks. So they lie about their penis size, their yachts stealth engines, and how many times theyve had plastic surgery. Yes, they used to wear codpieces. Today, many successful female entrepreneurs have surgicallyenhances breasts. Donald Trumps lies about both his hair AND his bank account. Today theres so much “bbing/puf“ng/ spinning/exaggerating going on that an honest man seems ƒ well, so dramatically lacking in almost every regard.Ž But this is all deceitful, isnt it?Ž Perhaps,Ž said Junior Junior, or perhaps this all just highlights the difference between winners and losers. Winners want to win, and they go to the extra trouble to cheat to enable them to do so. Is this a bad thing or a good thing? I dunno. Losers, on the other hand, just passively accept reality. They dont struggle against their fate. They accept all the dreary realities of life in a Zen Buddhist way„which is why super-“t yogis are always beaten on the battle“eld by cigarchomping, beer-swilling, meat-reeking, pot-bellied soldiers.Ž I was so stunned I didnt know what to say. Cheating isnt necessarily wrong„not if it gets you ahead in life,Ž said Junior Junior. Or, at least, thats the new social paradigm, Fatty. Take it from Wall Street„those dudes know cheating! Or ask an investment banker. Winning isnt something you do, it is a moral choice you make„a path you take. And, once you decide to side with the winners, theres no going back to being Little Miss Goody Two Shoes ever again. That is why the Congress of the United States opts out of its own social security problem„because it likes to make laws for others that it is loath to chafe under itself.Ž I realized, sadly, that this was true. Id always claimed my boat went to weather like a witch„and yet never actually attempted to damage my ego by attempting to prove it. This is what is commonly known as maturity. The truth, of course, sometimes hurts. But acknowledging it is always the right thing to do. I suddenly felt ten times lighter while sailing ƒ well, drifting down wind, actually. For the “rst time since I began my career as an offshore sailor, I feel no shame in cranking up my yachts engine. And I even renamed my vessel in honor of my recent Deep Realizations of the True Nature of Mankind. Were doing great, my boat and I. Next year Im even gonna change Shoebox s propeller to a four-blade! Editors note: Capn Fatty and Carolyn are currently off their meds in the Med. Their latest book, just released, is entitled Somali Pirates and Cruising Sailors Visit Fattys website for details. 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 The Collected Fat All At Sea Yarns and Red Sea Run For details of Fattys books and more, visit fattygoodlander.comCheating isnt necessarily wrong„not if it gets you ahead in life,Ž said Junior Junior. ŽOr, at least, thats the new social paradigm, Fatty. Take it from Wall Street„those dudes know cheating!Ž


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 19 Charlies job as a charter skipper is to sail his guests to beautiful locations and then to introduce them to fun waterborne activities. This obviously entails guests donning their swimwear, and for some, exposing themselves in a swimsuit can be a disquieting experience. Young women in their twenties often wear skimpy bikinis to show off their gorgeous bodies but suddenly become aware that perhaps too much is showing and spend agonizing moments trying to cover exposed buns by pulling down non-existent fabric. Mature women, tending to ”ab, often prefer to wear ”oral renditions (full top and frilly mini) seemingly made from the spring collection of curtain material. Although this may sound unattractive, it is preferable to exposed tree trunk sized thighs dimpled with cellulite and a bust that is bursting at the seams. Men also have swimsuit issues. The young fella with abs of steel, a thirty inch waist and buns of tire rubber looks good in a Speedo. For some reason Americans treat this type of swimsuit with derision but for swimming purposes it is undoubtedly the best. Have you ever seen an Olympic swimmer wearing a tent around his waist? Nevertheless, knee-length swimming shorts seem to be in vogue and youngsters often wear boxers under them, with the underwear showing above the beltline of the swimwear, gangsta fashion. Charlies son is allowed to wear one as long as hes got a bag over his head. Mature men, so often these days, have love handles, jelly bellies and breasts, so everything jiggles, wobbles and ”ops. The answer here could be the Borat … it takes all the attention away from the nasty bits. More than likely though the ”oral-patterned knee-length bags will remain popular; after all, a swimsuit only looks as good as the person wearing it. Charlie has some advice for the ladies regarding choice of swimsuits: if youre slim and under thirty check out the Brazilian swimwear web sites. If youre slim and over thirty T-shirts are good; the ”imsy, cheap ones are the best. If youre over 80 kilos get the ones with most fabric. If youre a man Charlie doesnt care. Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI, Sunfun Calypso, and Sunfun Gospel.SAILING WITH CHARLIEBATHING SUITS BY JULIAN PUTLEY


20 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Youth Sailing High school sailing is a relatively new phenomenon in the Caribbean. Yet, in “ve short years the Antilles Sailing Team has claimed “ve national titles. The latest came in May when the St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands-based team won the National High School Fleet Racing Championship for the ISSA (Interscholastic Sailing Association) Mallory Trophy 2011, hosted by the Austin Yacht Club, in Austin, Texas. This win capped off a year that saw several other sailing achievements as well. The teams success in the 2010-11 school year started early and in the fall. On the weekend of October 16th -17th the Antilles team won the 2010 Fall High School Invitational Regatta for the Lawrence A. White Trophy held at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Antilles was a “rst time entry into this 21-year-old event. The Caribbean sailors competed against 19 other schools from across the nation in Club 420s and FJs. Antilles won by a con“dent 33 points over second place Toms River High School, in New Jersey Team work was the biggest tactic to our success,Ž says William Bailey, a senior and team captain, who was the winning skipper in the A Division and who will attend Boston College in the fall. The following weekend, Bailey placed “fth in Laser Full Rig and sophomore Ian Barrows won the Laser Radial class at the ISSA High School Single Handed Championship for the Cressy Trophy at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, in Florida. The spring is an even more active time for high school sailing and its a time that culminates in bids for the prestigious Mallory Fleet Racing and Baker Cup for Team Racing. The Antilles sailors were well prepared. This was especially so as nearly all 15 team members took part in a Fleet Racing clinic conducted by Yale University head sailing coach, Zach Leonard, and a Team Racing clinic run by Tufts University lead sailing coach, Ken Legler.ANTILLES SCHOOL SAILING TEAM BOASTS WINNING YEARBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Antilles School Sailing Team, winners of the Mallory Qualifier. From left: Alec Tayler, Taylor Ladd, Ian Barrows (behind), Isabelle Teare, Nikki Barnes and William Bailey.PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ANTILLES SCHOOL SAILING TEAM


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 21 The team learned a tremendous amount through these clinics,Ž says Coach Kim Murtha, who is also a middle school teacher. By having some of the top college coaches come give private attention to the team is a wonderful opportunity, and having a variety of coaching styles really allows them to learn a lot.Ž The clinics, combined with Murthas coaching on boat handling, starts, boat speed and more, three times weekly through the school year, paid off. The Antilles sailors needed to qualify in the South Atlantic District to gain entry into these trophy bids. They did this in a winning way. First, they traveled to Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida, where they bested 12 other teams and earned their slot into the national Mallory Fleet Racing Championships. Two weeks later, they ”ew to the Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club in Hollywood, Florida, where they earned their ticket to the Baker Cup. The highlight of the year came when Antilles triumphed over 19 other teams from across the United States to win the Mallory Trophy 2011, hosted by the Austin Yacht Club, in Austin, Texas. The teams competed on Lake Travis, a large inland lake, where winds blowing 10 to 15 knots with gusts to 18 knots proved shifty over the ”at water. Going into the last two races, we were only 13 points in the lead ahead of Coronado (California),Ž says Murtha. However, we managed to beat them in both races and “nish on top by 20 points.Ž Trying for a four-peat win in a row, Antilles had to settle for “fth, yet “fth in the nation, at the Baker Cup Team Racing National Championship in Norfolk, Virginia. Interestingly, the team this year had only one senior, Bailey, and one junior, Nikki Barnes. This means great things for the future for the young team. This team has many talented sailors and is a very hard working group,Ž says Murtha. They are committed to the team, work well together to help every member improve, and this all contributes to the teams success.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.This team has many talented sailors and is a very hard working group,Ž says Murtha. They are committed to the team, work well together to help every member improve, and this all contributes to the teams success.Ž


22 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Fishing Slow and steady won the day for the team aboard the 23-foot Sail“sh, Skylark helmed by Capt. JD Hall and angler, David Farara. The dynamic duo took home nearly half of all prizes in the Sporting Division at the 45th Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament, “shed out of English Harbour, June 11th -12th. However, neither Hall nor Farara imagined that it would turn out this way on the “rst day of “shing. We went to the northwest some 20 to 25 miles offshore and there was so much seaweed in the water,Ž tells Hall. We only had one wahoo strike the whole day. That evening back at the dock, some said to go in one direction and others another. I was really confused. So, the next day I decided to head back up where we had been the “rst day, but to go farther north.Ž The strategy paid-off winningly. Shortly after lines in, Farara reeled in the teams “rst wahoo. Less than an hour later, Farara released a second wahoo, followed by a doubleheader wahoo strike that had Hall also rushing to reel in one of the two. David caught his, but I lost my “sh,Ž says Hall. I was driving the boat and trying to wind in the other wahoo at 45TH ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT1ST ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MARLIN CLASSIC BY CAROL M BAREUTHER Rum N Coke winners of the inaugural Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Classic. From left: Phillip Shoul Chairman, Owners Mick and Ruth Liney, Angler Stephen Langlois and Skipper Stuart Griffith.PHOTO: ALISON SLY-ADAMS


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 23 the same time. It was hectic. Really crazy. But, it was a lot of fun.Ž Shortly after 8am the team had added three wahoo to their score and cracked a bottle of rum for a quick sip to celebrate. But little did they realize the “shing had just begun. Throughout the rest of the afternoon, angling with wahooloving black and red lures rigged with ballyhoo, the duo in a combination of single, double and triple headers reeled in another three wahoo, two tuna and one of only two king“sh caught in the tournament. The “sh kept coming until it was time to head into the weigh-station in Nelsons Dockyard. We were so happy,Ž says Hall. We heard other anglers call in on the radio throughout the day, but we had no idea where we stood. Everyone was shocked to learn that it was just the two of us to catch all those “sh.Ž Skylark s booty included over US $2000 in cash plus luxury prizes for the titles: Champion Boat Overall (257.50lb of “sh), Champion Boat under 25 feet, Second Largest Wahoo (44.75lb) for Hall, and Best Male Angler, Largest Wahoo (50.75lb) and Second Largest King“sh (23.5lb) for Farara. In the tournaments Marlin Division, there were a total of 18 tag and releases with three boats each releasing two blue marlin. Thus, the winner came down to who caught their two “rst and it was Capt. Francis Lignieres aboard the Sea Ghost out of Guadeloupe that earned the Champion Boat title and a nearly $4,000 cash prize. A total of 43 boats took part in the two-day tournament. New this year was the 1st Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Classic “shed on June 13th. Four boats entered and it was Rum N Coke a Ronin 41, with Capt. Stuart Grif“th and owners and anglers Mick and Ruth Liney, and angler Stephen Langlois aboard who won. We went to the southeast drop-off and caught a dolphin early,Ž Capt. Grif“th explains. Ruth (Liney) caught our “rst marlin just after 9am, and also the second one just before 11am. Another boat, Xtreme went to the northeast and caught one blue marlin, but it was after ours, so they would have had to catch two more to beat us. We did raise a third blue marlin, but couldnt hook it.Ž At the awards, event chairman, Capt. Phillip Shoul, handed Rum N Coke a check for US $3200, representing 80 percent of the entry fees for the four boats who competed. We had a real good day,Ž says Grif“th. We hope to get a few more boats out there next year for this tournament.Ž For full results, visit: www.antiguabarbudasport“shing. com/results.php Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


24 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Fishing Make it two in a row for Florida angler, Gray Ingram, who won the Dominican Republic International Cap Cana Bill“sh Shootout on his own boat, the Big OH last year. Ingram made it a two-peat (two in a row) in this years May 31st to June 5th tournament “shing aboard friend and fellow angler, Watson Caviness 59-foot Spencer, Caroline It de“nitely helped to have “shed there before,Ž says Caroline helmsman, Capt. Ronnie Fields, about the secret to the Caroline s success. Indeed, the 11-boat ”eet representing Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic, de“nitely found the sweet spot on the nearby Cabo Engano or Hour Glass Bank, collectively releasing 96 white marlin, seven blue marlin and two sail“sh. In the end, for the Caroline team, it was a string of steady catches that won the day. We released four whites the “rst day, “ve the second day and a blue, and six the third day,Ž says Fields. It was the blue marlin release the second day that thrust Caroline into a Top Boat lead the team never lost. That doesnt mean there wasnt some last day drama. Four boats … us, Prime Time Blue Bird and 50/50 … could have all won the last day. For example, both Blue Bird and 50/50 released four whites apiece right out of the gate,Ž says Fields. We ended up going back and forth with Blue DOMINICAN REPUBLIC INTL CAP CANA BILLFISH SHOOTOUT CAROLINE … TOP BOAT, DAVIS CLAPP … TOP ANGLER BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Cap Cana winning team … Caroline PHOTO: RICHARD GIBSON


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26 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Seamanship & Voyaging Celestial demands the navigator head offshore for a few hundred miles and, from the deck of a rolling sailboat, aim a bronze contraption at the sun, without blinding himself, while measuring its angle off the horizon. Then, using the precise time in Greenwich, England, that he shot the sight, the navigator is asked to log the reading. A mistake of only four seconds will cost him a mile of accuracy. Regarding celestial, what bogs people down is the theory. Most books on the subject are incredibly dense … technical and uninspiring, they dont exactly make for pleasant reading. In reality, the theory is simple … once you get a reasonable understanding of your spatial relationship with the earth and your surroundings, celestial theory becomes intriguingly intuitive. For now, well focus on the primary component of celestial navigation, namely the physical act of taking a sight. As with a gun, practice begets accuracy … its no coincidence that sailors, before the age of GPS, referred to shooting the sun or stars. Just as someone competing in a winter biathlon must contend with visibility, wind, snow and fatigue while aiming a ri”e at a tiny target, the sailor has to contend with wind, waves, clouds, a pitching deck and similar fatigue. A sextant, in simplest terms, is a device used to measure angles. Steven Callahan famously navigated across the Atlantic in a life raft using a crude sextant he cobbled together from two pencils and a piece of string. A modern sextant is a precision instrument, often cast in bronze, which measures angles to the nearest minute in terms of arc distance. We refer to the angle of any celestial body as its altitude You need only two things to get a good sight … a celestial body and a clear horizon. Start with the sun … its the biggest celestial body out there, and when its up, there is always a visible horizon. Its easier to “rst estimate the height of your chosen celestial body and then pre-set the sextant for that altitude. Thanks to biology, most peoples extended “st will measure roughly ten degrees, regardless of the size of their hand … bigger hands mean longer arms, and so from your eye their size appears the same. Using that as a guide, estimate the altitude of the celestial body and pre-set the sextants index arm. With the sextant pre-set, aim the scope at the horizon in the direction of the sun … be sure to put some shade on if youre shooting the sun. What youll see is the horizon itself, through the scope, and (hopefully) the sun as re”ected through the index mirror. Now, simply adjust the micrometer drum (the small wheel on the index arm that is essentially the “ne adjustment on the angle youre measuring) to move the sun up or down. The object of the game is to get the bottom edge ( lower limb ) of the sun to kiss the horizon. By slightly rocking the sextant back and forth on its vertical axis as you adjust the micrometer drum, the sun will appear to swing like a pendulum. Its at the bottom of CELESTIAL PART I ANDY SCHELL … CHAMPION OF A DYING ART Taking a dusk star sight on passage.PHOTOS: ANDY SCHELL


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 27this arc that you want the sun to kiss the horizon. Have a partner record the time in GMT, to the nearest second, the instant you say mark stop your adjustment and read the angle off of the index arm, being careful to interpret the minutes correctly from the micrometer drum. Record the time and the altitude. The prudent navigator will take a series of sights (usually “ve) and use their average for the actual calculations. Its easiest to shoot the sun in the mid-morning or midafternoon, when the sun is about 40 to 50 degrees above the horizon. Any higher, and the angles get very large and cumbersome, any smaller and the refraction from the atmosphere will interfere with your accuracy. Once comfortable with the sun, try a trick Bernard Moitessier used on stars … go through the same process of estimating altitude, but before aiming the sextant, remove the scope. Peer through its bracket, and, with both eyes open it will be much easier to locate your star. Where the sun appears as a large disk, the stars appear as small pricks of light, and are nearly impossible to “nd in the limited “eld of view of the scope. Next issue well follow up with what to do with your sight data and how to actually plot a position from it (easier than you think). The elegance and simplicity of the theory may surprise you. Andy Schell is a professional captain and freelance writer. After the fall sailing season, he and his “anc Mia Karlsson will return to Stockholm for the winter. Next summer they plan to sail their yawl Arcturus across the Atlantic to Sweden. Contact: fathersonsailing.com. The authors bronze Tamaya sextant.


28 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Tips & Tricks The sail has some rips in it and other cruisers on fancier yachts are looking a little smug and condescending. That is until they notice that the selfsame junk-rigged boat is deftly maneuvering through a crowded anchorage under full sail. They watch in amazement as the junk rounds up, drops sail in an instant and anchors with a satisfactory splash, all in an effortless operation by one person. The observer may well ask: What is so different?Ž The short answer is: Everything. For a rig that has been around since AD300, very little has changed. For centuries the junk rig proved to be the most effective and versatile rig in the world. Unlike the old square riggers, which found going to windward dif“cult, the junk rig was, and still is, effective on all points of sail. The only time that the junk is not happy is in light or ”uky winds, while ghosting to weather with a swell running. Off the wind, however, the junk is highly ef“cient in all winds and the ability to carry the sail at right angles to the boat is one of the plus factors that set it apart from a fore and aft rigged sloop. The junk sail is designed in such a manner that each panel can be thought of as a separate sail with its own set of sheets, battens and parrels, so that the load is shared among many components. Even if a panel of sail should rip or pop a seam the rest of the panels will still be effective, so that repairs can be carried out later when it is more convenient. Because of the separate panels, the load on sheets and sailcloth is vastly reduced compared to sloop rigs. It would be very hard to imagine a sloop with a sail made of bamboo matting, yet this is what Chinese sailors used for their junk rig sails in years gone by and they happily weathered storms without damage. The ease of handling that comes with a junk rig is one of the main safety features when at sea, particularly for a single-hander or for a sailor with a weak or tired crew. All operations on the modern junk-rigged yacht can be performed from the safety of the cockpit with no need to go onto the foredeck at all. One crew member can easily control the sail even if a squall hits, or when tacking, gybing, or making any other adjustments that are required. In an emergency, the whole sail can be dropped in an instant. As for ree“ng, it is merely a matter of dropping a couple of battens to lessen the sail area. When wet, a junk sail, especially the larger ones, can be heavy and a small winch is necessary just to winch out the last couple of battens. All the rigging is of rope and the mast is un-stayed, so the costs of a junk-rigged yacht are signi“cantly lower than a conventional sloop. The top of the mast bears the most weight, with the load being spread along its length by the battens. With a junk sail there is no ”ogging, something that signi“cantly extends the life of the sails, and there is no ”ogging when heaving to as this simply requires the sheets to be loosened, allowing the junk sail to weathercock in a very docile manner. All in all, a most satisfactory rig for a cruising family. Kerry Biddle-Chadwick is a freelance writer who has been writing for Caribbean magazines and online newspapers since 2006.THE JOYS OF JUNKAN EASY RIG FOR A CRUISING FAMILY BY KERRY BIDDLE-CHADWICK Junk-rigged yacht Johanna running before a gentle breeze north-east of Stavanger, Norway, in 2007. PHOTO: ARNE KVERNELAND


30 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Our Natural World How many times have you marveled at a rainbow as the suns rays reveal a kaleidoscope of colors in the sky? Rainbows are one of natures most sublime beauties. Surrounded by myth and legend, the rainbow is as ancient as the world itself and has been held in awe since the beginning of time. In Greek mythology the rainbow represented a path between heaven and earth. In Norse mythology the rainbow was a bridge between Asgard, the home of the gods, and Midgard, the home of humans. According to Christians, the rainbow was a sign from God promising not to destroy earthly life after the Floods of Noah (Genesis 9:13…17). The Arawak Indians saw the rainbow as a sign of good fortune if seen over the ocean, and, according to the Irish, its the leprechauns hiding place for his pot of gold. The myth surrounding the pot of gold has been around since time immemorial. The gold is said to have been left by angels where„according to one Eastern European country„only a naked man can claim it! Rainbows occur when light and water meet. On a sunny day when the water droplets in the atmosphere are hit by sunlight, the rainbow can be seen as the water re”ects and refracts the suns rays, which are not the white light that we appear to see but a mix of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet light … the colors of the rainbow. Rainbows are always seen opposite the sun, which is why we only see them when we have our backs to the sun. The lower the sun is in the sky, the higher the rainbow. The red bands on the outer edge of the rainbow are the long light waves, and the blue and violet colors on the inside are the short light waves. The rainbow is an optical illusion made up of just light and water and is always seen in front of you„hence the pot of gold is never found! If the phenomenon of just one rainbow isnt enough, there are secondary rainbows, supernumeraries, re”ection bows, seawater bows, red bows, cloud bows, fog bows, dew bows, twin bows and moon bows. Rainbows take on many forms. You will notice that it is always lighter on the inside of a rainbow as the raindrops direct light in that direction. Supernumerary bows are the closely spaced arcs inside the SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOWSUNLIGHT & RAIN BY ROSIE BURR PHOTO: ROSIE BURR


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 31 Bravo 410 with Yamaha Twin Yamaha F350 with T-Top (as shown) BRAND NEW: $149,000 TEL (340) 776-5432 FAX (340) 775-4507 WWW.OFFSHOREVI.COM Boats In” atables Exclusively Available at Offshore Marine Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Outboards, Waverunners, Motorcycles, Inverter Generators Diesel Engines, Diesel Generators primary rainbow made up of greens and purples. A fainter secondary rainbow is often formed on the outside of the main rainbow and its colors are reversed. This is a result of light passing twice through a raindrop. The sky between these two rainbows is noticeably darker. This is known as Alexanders dark band; Alexander was the “rst to describe the effect in AD200. As the light is re”ected inside the primary rainbow, light is re”ected outside the secondary rainbow and so the light between the two seems darker. Cloud iridescence or Coronas are formed when the wispy parts of clouds have similar sized water droplets or ice crystals. Light is diffracted as it passes through the droplet or crystals producing intensely bright colors fringed with yellows and reds. Halos or circles around the sun or moon are also created by the suns light as it shines down and bends through hazy clouds with tiny ice crystals high up in the sky. These are known as Parhelia or more commonly, Sundogs. Sundogs can be seen at any time and in any place in the world but are most noticeable when the sun is low in the sky. So, as Mother Nature arcs her multihued spectrum across the sky, witness one of lifes small wonders and enjoy the colorful, free display. Rosie and her husband, both from the UK, have cruised the Caribbean and North America for the last seven years on Alianna their Corbin39.


32 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 As with anything worth doing, preparation is the key to a job well done. Take a close look at your topcoat paint for a minute. With all the salt, sun, scrubbing and swabbing, its hard to believe its held up as long as it has. And when the “nish starts to go, its easy to overlook because the process is so gradual. But if you really stop and inspect the surface, does it appear chalky or porous? Do you have an uneven sheen or areas that are discolored? If so, it might be time to start thinking about new topside paint. Like anything else on your yacht, staying ahead of the projects can help reduce the cost and reduce your downtime. With all the choices out there, choosing the right paint and process can prove to be a daunting task. Thats why weve put together a series of articles on what to consider before deciding on a new topcoat application. With help from experts at major paint manufacturers, well help you get to the key things you need to consider. This month, well examine some ways you can recognize paint deterioration and how you can get a head start on prep work, whether you do the work yourself or if you ultimately decide to have a quali“ed yard do the actual painting. THE PROPER STEPS TO PROPER PREP BY STEVE ROSENBERG Topcoat PART 2 Series


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 33Tripp Nelson, Alexseal Yacht Coatings: One of the biggest mistakes I see is that people start sanding right away. As youre repainting the boat, youre applying products to that boat that you will never take off, at least not for many years in the future. You have to have good surface preparation so that when you apply the coatings to the boat, when its time to repaint again, the surface will still have good adhesion. In order to get that, its really important that you clean the surface very well before starting the sanding process. That helps remove any contaminants that would otherwise get pushed down into the valleys of the sandscratch pattern. So you want to clean the surface while all the boat is still watertight and all the portholes are in place and all the “ttings are still caulked. Jack Hickey, Blue Water Marine Paint: Assuming the topcoat “nish and the related primers are single-package products; this can be done as a do-ityourself project. The paints needed, primers and “nishes can be applied, but it is wise to test your application skills on a substrate other than your boat beforehand to see if the “nished look is acceptable. Before attempting to start a project like this, talk to the store about the brushes you will need to maximize the appearance, what reducer to use and how much reducer you need to add to the topcoat “nish for a successful application. Also, ask what thinners are acceptable for clean up of the painting tools after application of the topcoat “nishes and primers used. Unless you have experience with spray-paint applications and the amount of labor involved in tenting your boat and the air ”ow required, you should consider sticking with single-package You have to have good surface preparation so that when you apply the coatings to the boat, when its time to repaint again, the surface will still have good adhesion. In order to get that, its really important that you clean the surface very well before starting the sanding process. PHOTOS: TRIPP NELSON, ALEXSEAL YACHT COATINGS


34 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 systems and leave the professionals with spray painting. For any DIY application, read the painting manuals available from the marine paint suppliers and read them carefully. For many applications of topcoat “nishes and systems, there are many “lling, fairing and surfacing compounds available. Make sure the one you choose to work with is compatible with the system you plan to apply. Jim Seidel, Interlux Yacht Finishes: With the right preparation and a good amount of patience a do-it-yourselfer can paint the topsides (bare gelcoat as long as its not cracked) and get a really good “nish. This is a simpli“ed explanation and assumes youll need two coats of primer and two to three coats of “nish. Make sure to read the instructions carefully! The “rst step is to clean the surface really well. Then, hose the surface off and watch the water. If it sheets off then the surface is clean. If it beads up and separates, you need to clean again. After cleaning, using a dual-action sander with 80-grit sandpaper, remove the sanding residue by wiping with “berglass solvent wash using the tworag method … wipe on with a wet rag and wipe off with a dry rag … and change rags frequently. Once the surface is ready, apply the tape. Use a good quality masking tape that can be left on for several days. Use a plastic squeegee to press down the edges so the paint does not creep under the tape. Topside paint will adhere to clean, sanded gelcoat, so primer is not needed for adhesion. You are applying the primer/undercoat to improve the “nished surface, take care of minor surface defects, “ll any porosity and get a smooth canvas on which to apply the “nish. Once the area has been taped, apply a coat of primer/ undercoat and allow it to dry. As you are re-sanding, inspect the surface for defects and apply a “ll compound to any areas that are dinged, nicked, dented or not exactly smooth and fair. To avoid ”at spots when applying and sanding “llers on curved surfaces, use spreaders and sanding boards that are twice the width of the area being “lled. No matter how smooth a “nish you have achieved, when “lling or fairing, all “llers must be sanded before overcoating to ensure good adhesion. Coming next month: Well look at the different types of topcoat “nishes (single-pack, two-part polyurethane) and explore the various applications for each product. Steve Rosenberg is the former editorial director of Boating World magazine and now writes exclusively about boating and yachting. Topcoat Series


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AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 37Superb sailing, free regatta dockage and travel reimbursement for the “rst ten international boats to register make the new Casa de Campo Race Week 2012 an event not to be missed. Double the fun is what racing sailors can look forward to when one of the most popular regattas in the Dominican Republic expands into a full week. The inaugural Casa de Campo Sailing Week 2012 will set sail February 13th … 18th. Organizers are committed to making this event into a must-do regatta on sailors race calendars and are offering some fantastic enticements. For example, in addition to Marina Casa de Campo offering free dockage (water and electricity not included) to all participating boats during the week before, during and after the regatta, theres also a US $1500 travel reimbursement to the “rst 10 international boats to register. The Dominican Republic is an ideal destination to host a regatta in February. Caribbean sailors can sail north and get a jump-start on the regions regatta season and sailors from the U.S. can enjoy a stop-over in a long sail south to race before heading over to Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and Antigua for the rest of the season. Casa de Campo isnt new to hosting world-class sailing events. The 354-slip full-service marina played host to the Farr 40 Pre-World Trials in 2010 and has presented the Casa de Campo Regatta for the Presidente Cup since 2007. Working in hand with the Dominican Sailing Federation, this later event has grown from a handful of local sailors to one that annually attracts nearly 30 national and international boats. As a result the time had come to embark on something new … like Casa de Campo Sailing Week 2012. Our goal is to make Casa de Campo Sailing Week into an important international sailing event,Ž says Ra“d Ynirio, secretary of the Casa de Campo Yacht Club (CCYC). CASA DE CAMPO RACE WEEK 2012 DOUBLE THE FUN BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Dominican RepublicContinued on page 39 Racing and Cruising Classes. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAFID YNIRIO: WWW.MARINACASADECAMPO.COM.DO


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AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 39 Dominican Republic SUBBASE DRYDOCK INCCOMPLETE MARINE REPAIRS SINCE 1981 T: (340) 776-2078 genekralusvi@yahoo.com www.subbasedrydock.vi P.O. Box 4429 Parcel 162, Subbase St. Thomas, USVI 00803 100 Ton Crane 300 Ton Drydock 1000 Ton Floating Drydock Complete Marine Repairs Machine Shop € Welding FEATURING NEW 1000 TON FLOATING DRYDOCK Continued from page 37 Steady winds blowing from 10 to 18 knots combined with the beautiful landscape and welcoming service makes this the perfect chance for sailors to enjoy some quality time away from home.Ž Racing, spinnaker cruising, non-spinnaker boats and multihulls are invited to enter. In addition, organizers will welcome additional classes of three or more boats. Courses over the four days of racing will feature a delightful mix of round-the-buoy and round-the-coasts courses, including a race to nearby Catalina Island and back. Spectator boats will be available. At the end of each day, there will be cocktails, food, music, a replay of the days racing in pictures and daily prizes. One of the social highlights is dinner on February 16th at Altos de Chavn Village. This is one of the Dominican Republics most popular attractions and features a replica of a medieval European village created by a former set designer for Paramount Studios. Its here that sailors will enjoy the Kandela Show, a Caribbean-”avored musical revue featuring over 50 dancers and singers. Casa de Campo Sailing Week 2012 is also the start of the fourth annual Catalina-Santo Domingo Circuit, a three regatta series organized by the Dominican Oceanic Sailboats Association. Marina Casa de Campo offers a variety of facilities and services including Internet, golf carts, fuel, 24-hour security, on-site Customs & Immigration, and over 60 stores including supermarket, laundry, drug store, bank and cinema. Nearby hotel facilities include world-class golf courses, tennis courts, and a variety of beach sports by day and nightlife in the darker hours. The towns of La Romana and Santo Domingo are “ve minutes and 90 minutes away, respectively. The Dominican Republic has a unique quality that sets it apart from surrounding destinations: the warmth of its people,Ž says Ynirio. We assure you will have the best time ever while enjoying your passion: yacht racing.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.The Dominican Republic has a unique quality that sets it apart from surrounding destinations: the warmth of its people,Ž says Ynirio. We assure you will have the best time ever while enjoying your passion: yacht racing.Ž


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AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 41 British Virgin Islands Ten years ago the Leverick Bay Poker Run had only 12 participants; today the event draws hundreds of boaters from around the region. The poker run recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with 124 participants and more than 200 hands being played. The BVI “elded about 90 boats, 35 boats came from Puerto Rico, two from Miami and four from St. Maarten. The poker run started shortly after 11am at Leverick Bay as the boats made their way to Scrub Island. Boats then headed along the north side of Tortola to Sopers Hole to pick up their second card at Pussers. From there, they headed to Norman Island where they had lunch at Pirates Bight. The fourth card was waiting at Cooper Island, and the last stop before the “nish was the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour. A sixth card was drawn at Leverick Bay, which could be used as a wild card. Javier Lopez, President JL Marketing of Puerto Rico and co-producer of the event, researched other poker runs in the region in an effort to improve the BVI event. It is the biggest poker run in the Caribbean in terms of boats,Ž Mr Lopez said. One of the things that make this event unique is de“nitely the BVI. It is by far one of the most beautiful destinations you can think of.Ž He added, Even when there are rough seas, the islands protect us.Ž The calm conditions were ideal.POKER RUN REVS UP MORE THAN 100 BOATS TAKE PART STORY AND PHOTOS BY TODD VANSICKLE Continued on page 43 Poker Run boats head to the first stop at Scrub Island after leaving Leverick Bay.


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AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 43 British Virgin Islands Continued from page 41 Ed Silvers of Virgin Gorda was competing in his 38-foot Cigarette boat Top Gun He drew a ten of spades at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour. He had won the event “ve years ago with four eights and was feeling good about his hand. However, his three tens wouldnt be enough to take home any prizes, but it didnt matter to him. We are having the time of our lives. The big boats can run in much heavier conditions. There are 16-foot boats out there that if it is blowing 20 knots they would be swamped„but today they can run,Ž he said. Jimmy Bou of Puerto Rico was another competitor who has competed in every poker run. However, he came close to not making this years event after his boat broke down at St. Thomas. Fortunately, he had a friend pick him up and he would tag along with him for the rest of the weekend. Mr Bou enjoys the poker run, because it is like a family reunion. But he believes that folks from the BVI like the event for another reason. People in Puerto Rico have a lot of money. They have a few options: they can have a twinturbo Porsche or a Ferrari. The guy [in the BVI] cant buy that because there are no roads, so he buys a fast boat.Ž Although boats reach top speeds as they race around the territory, organizers say the event is not a race, rather luck of the draw. Boats ranged from six to 50 feet long and had as many as three engines. These are high-performance boats,Ž Mr Lopez said. Nor-Tech, Cigarette and Skater boats received the most attention with their rumbling exhaust systems and custom paint jobs. The organizer hopes that next year more high-performance boats from the US will participate in the event. With the help of social media and online coverage, he envisions eight to nine boats from Miami coming to the poker run. The boats would be delivered by cargo boat.


44 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 British Virgin Islands RESULTS 1. Dion Crabbe … Four Fives, Apache $8000 2. James Jones … Full House, Distraction $5000 3. Jose Dueno … Full House, Showtime $3000 4. Dewayna George … Full House, Mellow Yellow Weekend stay at Little Dix Bay Resort and one dinner. 5. Khemoe … Full House, Know Yo Role Dinner for two Biras Creek. 6. Lauren George … Flush, Big Popper Dinner at Saba plus one night stay. 7. Roger Francis … Straight, Sex Appeal weekend for two at Leverick Bay. Mr Lopez said the poker run has been growing each year. The most important thing about it is that it is a charitable event. Most of the money we collect goes to charity.Ž This year organizers donated $10,000 with a good part of the money going to the Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust, which is building a swimming pool near Bregado Flax Educational Centre in The Valley. The event has donated more than $70,000 to charity in its 10-year history. Festivities ended with all the boaters “nishing at Leverick Bay Resort and Marina waiting for the results. They were entertained with a poolside fashion show and live music by the band Elvis White. Today is the end of the 10th anniversary and tomorrow we start preparing for 2012,Ž Mr Lopez said. Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands. It is the biggest poker run in the Caribbean in terms of boats,Ž Mr Lopez said. One of the things that make this event unique is de“nitely the BVI. It is by far one of the most beautiful destinations you can think of.Ž


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 45 St. Maarten / St. Martin This past cruising season, the island of St. Maarten/ St. Martin was graced with the presence of Mirabella V the largest single-masted yacht and the fourth largest private sailing yacht in the world. This majestic sailboat has been around the Caribbean for a few seasons and has drawn the attention of spectators wherever it moored or sailed. What made Mirabella s visit so special and spectacular, is the fact that she planned to enter Simpson Bay Lagoon through the Dutch bridge to become an imposing part of St. Maartens skyline. An interesting fact about this feat is that Mirabella V s beam measures 48.5ft (14.8m), while Simpson Bay Bridge has a width of 56ft (17m). With added fenders, the captain only has a couple of inches to spare on each side. The news about the yachts entrance into the lagoon spread like wild “re and at 9:30am on March 8th cruisers and tourists alike had gathered on the Sint Maarten Yacht Clubs viewing platform. Full of anticipation, the crowd watched as the worlds largest sloop entered the channel, lined up with the bridge and slowly moved closer. With nerves of steel, Captain Rocka hand-steered his Mirabella V through the narrow opening, while crew members gradually rolled and moved the fenders MIRABELLA V IN SINT MAARTEN MAGNIFICENCE, MAGNITUDE AND MODERNITY BY LIESBET COLLAERT Mirabella V approaches Simpson Bay Bridge for her first visit to the lagoon.Continued on page 47PHOTO: LIESBET COLLAERT


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AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 47 St. Maarten / St. Martin along the walls below the bridge. Smile on his face and cowboy hat on his head, the skipper from New Zealand managed to maneuver the magni“cent ship out the other side and into the maritime bowels of St. Maarten for this, the “rst transit of many. In the well-protected Simpson Bay Lagoon, Mirabella V joined the hundreds of cruising boats, dwar“ng the mega yachts around her. Just like their neighbors, captain and crew wanted to take advantage of the nearby stores to provision and the relatively calm waters of the lagoon in which to polish the topsides. Size did not matter. Speaking of size, Mirabella V has a lot of it with an LOA of 247ft (75.22m), a beam of 48.5ft (14.80m) and a displacement of 765 tons. Her mast is 292ft (88.5m) tall, ensuring a stiff neck when looking up. The yacht has a 13ft (4m) draught with the keel up and when the keel is fully down, she draws 33ft (10m). The super yachts emphasis is on performance and windward capability, exceeding a speed of 20 knots under sail. She was launched in 2003 by VT Shipbuilding and ready to entertain in 2004. Everything on Mirabella V is big. Other than being the largest sloop, she has entries in the Guinness Book of Records for the tallest mast and carbon “ber structure, the biggest set of roller furling gear, the largest single sail area (36,500 square feet) and the heaviest keel. Six guest cabins (one of which is an owners cabin), each with big windows and en-suite bathrooms, accommodate 12 guests. A crew of 16 takes care of all needs and maintenance. Two helm stations and a lounge area dominate the middle of the deck. Two recesses forward store the in”atable tenders while the yacht is underway. At anchor the recesses turn into a pool and a Jacuzzi. An expansive outdoor area aft offers space, comfort and great views during cocktail time. The garage holds a fancy 29-foot Hinckley tender and all the equipment you can imagine for some fun in and on the water. Continued from page 45 Continued on page 49Captain Rocka explains some of the electronics on Mirabella s bridge. Captain Rocka and Mark pose in front of the biggest roller furler in the world. PHOTOS: LIESBET COLLAERT


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AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 49 St. Maarten / St. Martin Once inside Mirabella V everything is spic-and-span with a massive living area, a master bedroom (taking up the whole width of the yacht), comfortable crew den and quarters and an enormous kitchen with walk-in fridge and freezer. Just like the bedrooms, the gym and sauna have music and TV facilities. The impressive bridge has all the modern equipment and systems one can think of. With the push of a button, the slightest adjustment can be made to just about everything onboard. The navigation aids are extremely high-tech and captain and crew are in constant communication. Before getting all excited about a sailing trip on Mirabella V know that it costs $250,000 to charter her for a week. During our tour, my husband and I learned that she was for sale, contemplated the idea, but decided to pass. It wouldnt have mattered anyway, because the magni“cent, modern and grand lady has just been sold! Liesbet Collaert is a former teacher and freelance writer who lives and cruises on S/V Irie with her partner, Mark, and their dog, Darwin. For more stories and pictures, check out their website www.itsirie.com. Continued from page 47 Mirabella V s expansive foredeck.




AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 51 St. Maarten / St. Martin Chic St. Barths may be better known for attracting the rich and the beautiful but the tiny speck of an island has a capacity to produce gifted sailors, too. Benoit Meesemaecker for example who took overall honours at the 22nd Heineken Light Caribbean Laser Championships held in St. Martin on June 11th and 12th. Orient Bay was again the arena for the CSA-sanctioned Championships but the normally reliable winds failed to kick in this year. Instead the ”eet was treated to a benign south-easterly breeze of 10 to 11 knots that held steady both days. Race Of“cer Andrew Rapley pointed out it was still ideal conditions on the windward/leeward course for the mixed abilities in the ”eet. The “ght for supremacy in the Standard category turned out to be between Benoit Meesemaecker and St. Maartens “nest Frits Bus who duelled mano a mano. Both men are far from lightweights and had to draw on every ounce of tactical skill. Benoit racked up bullets in all races with laser-guided precision except one that he conceded to Bus whose string of second place “nishes assured him second overall. Dominican Republics Sebastian Bros “nished third overall. I would have preferred more wind but I was very consistent this year,Ž remarked Benoit who “nished 17th in the Masters Category of the 2010 Laser Worlds in the UK and 21st in Nova Scotia, Canada, the year before. Manuel Lehoux, a talented 16-year-old from the Dominican Republic, won the Radials ahead of local sail-maker Ernst Looser. Stephane Ferron “nished in third place. Francois de Corlien won the Masters Category, St. Maartens Rien Korteknie was second, and Henry Fondeur from the Dominican Republic took third place. Heinekens Managing Director John Leone had the unusual distinction of being both a participant and sponsor. Its one thing to be sponsoring but quite another to be sailing,Ž re”ected Leone who raced his own Laser. Its the “rst time I participated and Ive got a lot of catching up to do. But it does give you an appreciation for the hard work that goes into organising the event.Ž Despite the absence of world class names that have graced the championships in previous years, sailors from the Dominican Republic deserve credit for their loyalty to the event each year. Jorge Abreu for one has participated nineteen times. Winners in each class won beautiful Antoine Chapon paintings. The regatta was sponsored by Heineken Premium Light and Club Orient Resort, and organised by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club. Robert Luckock is a British journalist and freelance writer residing in St. Maarten since 1984. He is currently The Daily Herald s correspondent for French St. Martin and was one of All at Sea s very “rst contributors.22ND CARIBBEAN LASER CHAMPIONSHIPSBENOIT MEESEMAECKER STEALS THE SHOW IN ST. MARTIN BY ROBERT LUCKOCK St. Maartens Frits Bus (left) and St. Barthss Benoit Meesemaecker locked horns in the 22nd Caribbean Laser Championships. PHOTO: ROBERT LUCKOCK


52 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 St. Barth Built in 1928 as a “shing trawler in Wales, Picton Castle is a tall ship with three masts, she is179ft long, displaces 300 tons, and carries 12,500 square feet of sail. Part of the British Royal Navy during World War Two, the ship then hauled freight in the Baltic and North Sea until the 1990s when Captain Daniel Moreland found her in a fjord in Norway on his search for a ship he could convert into a square-rigged barque. After taking her to New York, in 1996 the Picton Castle was taken to the Canadian port of Lunenburg (now her homeport) in Nova Scotia, where she underwent a massive re“t before starting a new life as a sail training ship. This ship is a small, classic, latter-day age-of-sail barque,Ž explains Moreland. Sailing her is like sailing any of them 100 years ago but with better food, modern safety and communications gear, and a powerful engine. But the ship herself is as classic as her rigging. She is rigged after other ships I have sailed or worked on like the Danmark Gerog Stage Sorlandet Romance Gazaela and Elissa as well as the plans of other ships such as Belle of Lagos .ŽHEADING HOMEPICTON CASTLE COMPLETES A 5TH CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE Continued on page 55 June 2011 saw the completion of Morelands “fth circumnavigation of the globe, which began in 2010. The voyage lasted 14-months and charted 30,000 nautical miles, visiting 31 ports in 23 countries. I conceived the idea for a sailing school while working on other ships like the Danmark, a Danish sailing school ship,Ž says Moreland who, along with his crew of hardworking students, berthed Picton Castle at the dock in St. Barth during the West Indies Regatta in May. Talking about the crew, Moreland noted that they were, to a large degree, self-selected. We do interview them to see if this is the right thing for them. After, many go on to sail other ships, or some rack it up as a life-de“ning experience,Ž he said. While on board, the students take part in an active sailtraining program; learning to knot ropes and make sails. They also receive instruction in celestial navigation, oceanography and meteorology and take responsibility for all Picton Castle at dusk.


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AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 55 photo: Chris Lewis / Alloy Yachts !ALEXSEAL.COM EU: +49 (0) 40 75 10 30 > USA: +1 843 654 7755 St. Barth facets of maintenance on the ship. During her “rst world voyage (1997-1999), Picton Castle was completely scraped and repainted four times, and certain parts were varnished ten times in 19 months, giving the crew a real taste of life aboard a classic sailing ship. For Moreland, the end of the journey gets him thinking about the months in the logbook as well as the future. About the challenges of this past year, he muses: I dont know where to begin but I suppose guiding the staff and crew is the most important, along with getting all hands to dive in on meeting and connecting with people ashore in a real way. Some people hold back, which is not good.Ž While in Saint Barth, the crew performed Polynesian and Maori dances on the dock as part of the awards ceremony for the West Indies Regatta, exhibiting something else they had learned during the voyage. Whats next for Moreland and his ship? We are planning a summer of maintenance, and looking at a European/African/Caribbean trip next year,Ž says the captain, whose life at sea allows him to make the whole world my home.Ž As for Saint Barth, Id bet a few rounds of rum punch that Picton Castle will be back next year, as Moreland refers to the Caribbean as my home to come home to.Ž The Port of Gustavia will be more than happy to welcome him back! Ellen Lampert-Graux lives in Saint Barthlemy where she is editor-in-chief of Harbour Magazine and has been a regular contributor to All At Sea since 2000. She also writes regularly about entertainment design and technology for Live Design magazine, and about Caribbean architecture for MACO a Trinidad-based lifestyle magazine. Continued from page 52 Captain Daniel Moreland .


56 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 St. Lucia Arriving in Les Canaries during the mid afternoon, I did not know what to expect from the somewhat isolated coastal town of just over 1,000 inhabitants, three miles north of Soufriere, St. Lucia. After a morning spent snorkeling among the sea lice and small “sh in Anse Cochon, I motored my Island Spirit 37 catamaran Sanctuary south into a wonderful sea-green bay lined by 40-meter cliffs. The fourand-a-half meter depth was dotted with numerous submerged coral stacks teeming with “sh. It was a calm, light DESTINATION: LES CANARIES STORY AND PHOTOS BY CAPTAIN MARK DENEBEIMwind day and as the only yacht in sight, the anchorage was breathtaking. There are two water falls within an hours walk from the town and I was determined to find them. As I approached the ferry dock, several young boys were jumping from the end into the water and waved me over to ask for a ride. Instead, I took their pictures from the dinghy while they jumped. I attached the beached dinghy to the wooden posts of the dock and passed out a few $EC to the boys. Local fishermen working the bay in front of Sanctuary .


AUGUST 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 57No one in this town will raise a “nger to you or threaten you in anyway,Ž one of them told me with no uncertainty and with perfect diction. Everyone here is peaceful and full of love. Until recently, St. Lucia was a dangerous place with 29 murders last year. Thats when police from other countries came and put a stop to it.Ž With the reassurance of a nine-year-old boy, I began my trek through town. As I walked through the colorful, tightly bunched buildings and narrow streets, with their typically exposed drainage gutters, I met a plethora of children who were playing, school being over for the day. Many adults also chatted amongst themselves and sought shade in the 90 plus degree heat. All greeted me warmly and with some curiosity. Les Canaries buildings are occasionally charming and generally well maintained; though many were without paint and all were quite small and placed together haphazardly like a broken mosaic. Walking over the bridge that leads to Soufriere, I met a man called Mike in a wheel chair. He was with his buddy, also called Mike. We chatted for awhile and watched the many women washing their clothes in the river. A light rain began to fall. A blessed shower,Ž Mike called it. She took a lollipop but didnt want her picture taken! A view of the main street, looking towards the town dock. As I walked through the colorful, tightly bunched buildings and narrow streets, ... I met a plethora of children who were playing, school being over for the day.


58 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 St. Lucia Two weeks prior it had rained heavily, causing the river to overflow, forcing evacuation of all of the riverside shacks and forming a new beachhead out to sea where a small, brackish pond now appeared. The towns water supply is still delivered by trucks and a riverside pumping station; a result of Hurricane Thomas in October 2010. It was getting late, so I abandoned my search for the falls and headed back to town where I spoke with about ten youngsters and gave them each a lollipop I bought from a street vendor. Next was the Discipline Bar where I ordered a Piton Lager and a coconut cake baked by bartender Darrens father (and owner of the bar), Jahbazz. Several locals dropped by and bought cake, too! So, if you dont mind my asking,Ž 24-year-old Darren blurted out when I was ready to leave, what is it that drives you, alone on a boat?Ž I replied: For the adventure, to meet new people and experience faraway places and to spread joy„and for the sailing, as long as I am sailing, all is right with the world.Ž Next, I ascended the 100 or so concrete steps that led through the tightly packed hillside homes and arrived at Dels Rainforest Bar and Restaurant. There I met 31-year-old Chris, one of the towns football stars and the son of the owner. He “xed a Dark and Stormy (alcohol “rst, ice second) and showed me around. The upstairs deck provided a phenomenal vista of the town and the bay with Sanctuary at anchor. Chris explained that very few boats stopped to visit Canaries, passing it by for Anse Chastanet and the Pitons. Just as he was speaking, two speedboats zoomed along the cliffs, stopped at the river mouth to take pictures, and then continued south, punctuating his observation. I watched a gorgeous sunset alone then worked my way down to the bottom of the community steps where I stumbled upon the only open restaurant. Here, I purchased three delicious rotis for $7 EC each. Turns out Jahbazz owns this place too. I met his warm and gracious family who thanked me for giving their other son a lollipop earlier. Later that night, the full moon rose over the cliffs while I enjoyed a chicken roti on Sanctuary „a “tting end to a wonderful afternoon. Next time you are cruising down the west coast of St. Lucia, give Canaries a look and send me some pictures of the water falls ƒ I havent made it there yet. For information about Captain Marks charters, visit: www. oceanbreezetours.com !""#"$% %&'() *'+,))"" -.""(+"/&0(,0), )0&'.0( %0)&,"1 *,(0&,& 23&-)4'0'(0 50'(,,'))0,06 5789::;:"<789::;:"=>?1'=3,&;. € Located on the Island of Aruba outside the hurricane belt. € 12 29 54 27Ž N 70 01  01 51 W € We offer boat storage maintenance & repair. € Our marina has 65 wet slips for boats up to 100 € As of March 1, 2011 a 20 ton & 60 ton Roodberg hydraulic haul & launch trailer will be fully operational with capability of hauling out catamarans, yachts & sailboats. € We are currently operating with our 50 ton travel lift. € Our rates for wet & dry storage are the lowest in the region. € There is a Budget Marine store in close promixity to the marina & boatyard. € Please feel free to contact us for any information & we will be more than happy to answer all your questions. P. + (297)5883850 F. + (297)5883810 E. info@varaderocaribe.com | Bucutiweg 34, Aruba.




60 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Curaao Twenty-four sailors took part in the second Sun“sh Youth Worlds, while 72 sailors competed in the 41st Sun“sh Open Worlds, which took place in Curaao from June 8th … 19th. Both events were sailed in strong winds and high seas along the islands south coast. After ten days two new world champions were crowned and Curaao looked back on two successful events, often sailed in extreme conditions. A total of nineteen races were sailed off the Lions Dive Hotel, eleven of these were in the open class. During the “rst days of the youth competition the three top sailors all won a race and successfully maintained their top positions in the rankings. Eventually, Jean-Paul de Trazegnies, from Peru, won the coveted title after a thrilling “nal race, with just one point separating him from Curaaos Kevin van Otterdijk. Van Otterdijks fellow countryman Eugne Hendrikx won the third race and “nished third overall. In the open competition Curaaos 1980s champion Cor van Aanholt won race eight, and there was a single victory for triple World Champion David Loring from the USA. However, it was the South Americans who dominated with Matheus Dellagnelo from Brazil crowned new world champion, and Alexander Zimmerman from Peru and Francisco Renna of Argentina taking second and third place, respectively. Cor van Aanholts son, Ard van Aanholt, sailed a strong series but could not break through the South American BRAZIL VICTORIOUS! MATHEUS DELLAGNELO CROWNED SUNFISH WORLD CHAMPION 2011 BY ELS KROONcordon, although he had an excellent start by winning the “rst race. Although unable to shake the South Americans young van Aanholt showed plenty of character, scoring a third place in the last race to retain an honorable fourth place in the “nal standings. Alexandra Siebels, also from Curaao, pluckily held out against the men. She “nished in 41st place and was crowned “rst lady for the second time. Although Curaao couldnt count a world champion amongst their sailors, local organizers were highly satis“ed. In the Open Championship the Curaao ”ag appeared three times in the top ten, a feat equaled by no other country. The oldest participant, great grand master Dolf van der Giessen (74), missed only one of the eleven races and beat 15 younger sailors before the competition was over. For Matheus Dellagnelo it was a glorious day and he deserved his “rst world title. As the 89-year-old Curaao Sun“sh guru Rudy Dovale said at the start of the event: May the winner be the best!Ž For detailed results, photos, and information, visit: www. sun“shworlds2011.com Els Kroon is a Dutch former teacher who now lives and works as an award-winning freelance photojournalist on Curaao. Sunfish World champion 2011 Matheus Dellagnelo (left) fights it out with triple champion Malcolm Smith from Bermuda at the finish of the second race.PHOTO: ELS KROON


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AUGUS T 20 11 A LL ATSEA.NET 73 Brokerage 34 1980 Wharram Tangaroa for US$25,000.00 48 1985 Amel US$65,000.00 48 1989 Privelege EU250,000.00 MONOHULLS 24 2007 Tes 720 .........................................................................US$55,000 30 1984 Carter 30 .......................................................................US$29,000 32 1978 Rival MDC .....................................................................US$35,000 34 1978 Steel Sloop (ROB) .......................................................US$30,000 36 1977 Roberts Home Built (located in Barbados) ...............US$40,000 37 1979 CSY ...............................................................................US$65,000 37 1979 Fisher 37.......................................................................US$75,000 37 2006 Hallberg Rassy ..........................................................US$359,000 37.6 1987 Topaz ............................................................................US$85,000 38 1997 Beneteau ....................................................................US$100,000 38 2005 Van de Staadt Seal ......................................................US$70,000 39 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .........................reduced to US$70,000 40 1981 Divorne Steel ..............................................................US$50,000 41 1985 Irwin Ketch ..................................................................US$30,000 42 1986 Endeavour ....................................................................US$98,000 43 1999 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon ................................................EU247,500 43 1985 Gitana .........................................................................US$115,000 44 1979 Saraband Steel .......................................................................sold 44 1990 Jeanneau Sun Magic ...................................................US$80,000 45 1998 Peterson cutter ......................................................... US$189,999 45 1999 Passport a/c 44 ..........................................................US$365,000 46 1988 Comet 460 ..................................................................US$136,000 46 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ............................US$329,000 48 1981 Viva Nautica ...............................................................US$148,500 48 1985 Amel ..............................................................................US$65,000 50 1974 Motor Yacht (locally built) ..........................................US$35,000 50 1991 Celestial Pilothouse ..................................................US$268,000 51 1986 Beneteau ...................................................................US$225,000 51 1989 Beneteau (owners version) .....................................US$160,000 55 1979 Herreshoff Marco Polo .............................................US$170,000 55 1998 Zerft Motor Sailer (must sell!!!) .................................US$40,000 56 1973 Visch Motor Yacht ....................................................US$175,000 72 1997 Kims Yacht Company Ketch....................................US$280,000 MULTI-HULLS 33 1988 Dean Ocean Comber ..................................................US$110,000 34 1980 Wharram Tangaroa ......................................................US$25,000 40 1999 Woods Catamaran .....................................................US$247,500 46 2006 Tika Sailing Cat............................................................EU138,000 48 1989 Privelege ......................................................................EU250,00033 1988 Dean Ocean Comber US$110,000.00 55 1979 Herreshoff Marco Polo US$170,000.00


74 A LL ATSEA.NET AUGUS T 20 11 Brokerage Commercial Vessel, Day Charter Activity Great Opportunity. Reduced to $180,000 USD. Up to 60 persons for “shing excursion, Snorkeling or Scuba Diving. Strong hull built in 1995, the boat was renovated totally in 2003/2004, motored with Twin Detroit Diesel Engines. Harel Yachts specialize in used sailing boats since 1994, more than 180 boats for sale on www.harelyachts.com Immaculately maintained, successful charter boat, many upgrades. Full specs on www.buycharteryacht.com Located in St. Thomas start chartering immediately or begin your world cruise. Priced to sell at $275,000. Will consider trade for property. 340-626-5626 or sa i lamaryll i s@gma i l.com PRIVILEGE 45 1995 In good condition lying in Barbados. Kiss wind generator, Caribe dinghy and Honda 2 HP outboard. Contact Nick at 246 262 2761 or nick@silvermoonbarbados.com for details. MUST SELL!Asking price $26K USD. Hunter 29.5, 1996 Sailboats SailboatsJ-27, PIRATE GIRL (FORMERLY J-WALKER), Great race record, in fantastic condition, 11 sails + trailer, $13,900. Call 248-563-5413 28 HERRSHOFFE KETCH H-28Ž No leaks, Designed in 1942, built in 1961 in New England. One set of excellent sails, lots of good crusing sails, Strip planked mahogany, epoxy triaxial on hull. Epoxy/glass on decks. Awlgrip paint on exterior. Excellent Sitka Spruce spars. Varnished Mahogany Interior removed for work. Classic Day Sailor,Won Foxys Wooden Boat race many times.$15000. 340-690-8218; 340-773-4790 beech@ westindiessolair.com 30 CUSTOM SAILBOAT. racer/ cruiser/liveaboard. Just sailed from St. Thomas to Grenada. Everything but the hull and yanmar has been replaced! All new mast, rigging and sails. New interior, propane stove, fridge/freezer, all new electrical system, etc... Make an offer! Grenada. lateapexenator@gmail.com 1985 EDEL 33 FT CATAMARAN Battened main, roller furling jib, 2 doubles, 2 heads, cuddy center cabin, tiller steering, 2007 Yamaha 9.9 fourstroke outboard, hard dinghy. Great weekender or 6-pack charter potential. REDUCED $28,000 OBO. Lying St. Thomas. 340-513-0447, bpetersen@ tsgwater.com 1973 35 CORONADO SLOOP. Photos available upon request, boat is in Salinas Puerto Rico. Asking $ 25,000 OBO. twinds131@yahoo.com or Call 787-484-7737 J-36 CAYENNITA GRANDE. Roller furling jib. propane stove and oven, dodger, Custom interior. Bulb keel. 3GMD Yanmar. Shore power, battery charger, Raymarine instruments, auto pilot. Extra set of racing sails, spinnaker, reacher. CORC, Rolex, BVI winner. Asking $38,000. 410-212-2072. cayennita@hotmail.com 1985 BENETEAU FIRST CLASS 10 well kept, ready to race or cruise, yanmar, asking $25,000. Located @ Puerto del Rey, Fajardo PR. Info.787-203-2906 fuerteswilliam@ gmail.com 1979 TARTAN T37C Fresh water 37 foot sloop in Grenada. Blue water equipped. Extensive equipment list. Excellent condition Bright teak inside and out. 2008 Caribe 10 foot inflatable and 10 hp outboard. $65000us For pictures and equipment list contact sv_orion@hotmail.com MILITARY SPEC CERTIFIED* BOSTON WHALER. 1987 25 Frontier $22,000.00, trailer, 140 gal fuel, New Paint Grey Match NASON Urethane with slip-check deck, New Hyd, New Binical & cables, Power Coated White Gunnels, Set for single merc new harness, Fuel lines and elec ran, Wood & Cushions in cabin like NEW*, Ready to finish Pics on hand e/mail requests : ramturbo@ bellsouth.net Cel 321 536 9154 2002 GLACIER BAY 2690 CATAMARAN, fully enclosed cockpit, twin 150 Yamaha hpdis well maintained, gps/fish/ depth/ autopilot, a/c, queen size bed in cabin, elect. head, fridge, stove, sink, windlass, 2008 trailer, cradleƒmany extras. ricardo@quiksilverpr.com or 787-688-5148 FOR SALE: 29FT BLACKFIN SPORTSFISHING BOAT with Outboard Engines (Twin Mercury 300 HP) USD 68,750 Contact: +1 (758) 4853966, E-mail: exodusstlucia@hotmail.ca For more info and pictures please check us out on Facebook, Exodus Boat Charters YULIA 34 CLASSIC TOUR YACHT Specifications Yulia 34, 10,50 m. total length, 8.80 m. waterline, 0.90 m. depth, Max. speed of 42 knots, 5000 kg. water, displacement, 2 x volvo penta ips 260 hp, info and pics. www. yuliayachting.com The Netherlands Powerboats Powerboats2004 LUHRS 36 CONVERTIBLE, 2 Yanmar 440hp engines, Westerbeke 8kva needs rewinding, Raymarine GPS, Plotter, Radar and autopilot, Ice maker, Pompanette 80lb class fighting chair, and spare props, Rupp double spreaders. Lay in Grenada, $150,000 Contact 1-473-443-4343 Captainbadger@hotmail.com 43 OCEAN ALEXANDER TRAWLER 1984 Aft Cockpit, Walk around Deck. Great live aboard. Twin Ford Lehman Turbo Diesels, Westerbeke Generator 7.7 KW. 2 Cabins, 2 Heads. 4 Sets of Dive gear and a Bauer Air compressor. Asking price $150,000. Tel: 340-6908489 email: dzerbe@shaw.ca SEA RAY 450 (1995). All licence. Contact and visit (Marina Royale at MARIGOT) SAINT MARTIN. 586 1604 06 90 86 96 35. magic@magicsxm.com Continued on page 79 SailboatsWETA SPORT TRIMARAN DEMO BOAT FOR SALE. Complete with beach dolly ,sails,cover very good condition yellow special price @ 7900$ or get a brand new one @ 11500$ danisail@yahoo.fr wetacarib.com SONAR 23 FOR SALE, Moored in Red Hook, Good Shape, Asking $3,500 248-563-5413


AUGUS T 20 11 A LL ATSEA.NET 75 Brokerage 55 2006 Dyna Craft Motor Yacht $750,000 42 1971 Grand Banks $74,500 Cert. Multi-Pass Boat 28 1990 Cape Dory $45,000Call, fax or visit our website for a complete list of boats for sale 43 1976 Gulfstar $45,000 60 1982 Nautical $150,000 50 1978 Nautor Motorsailer $325,000Compass Point Marina 6300 Est. Frydenhoj, Suite 28, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802 Phone: (340) 779-1660 Fax: (340) 775-4803 yachts@islands.viwww.stthomasyachts.com St. Thomas Yacht Sales SAIL 36 80 Albin Stratus 75K w/business .....$45K 38 67 LeComte, classic, great cond. .$78.5K 40 84 Endeavour, ready to cruise .........$60K 40 01 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, 3 strms ..$79K 43 86 Pan Oceanic, Bluewater cruiser $135K 44 77 CSY Sloop, new rigging ...............$99K 50 78 Nautor Motorsailer, refit, excellent cond. ..$325K 60 82 Nautical Ketch, 4 strms, charter or cruise..$150K POWER 26 87 Whale Boat, Diesel, CG cert........$18K 26 97 Grady White, Cuddy Cabin, Twin Yamahas...$36K 27 88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin ..$15K 34 89 Sea Ray Express, diesels ............$55K 37 86 CML Trawler. Engine work needed .$20K 39 98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels ......$109K 40 02 Oliver Marine Express Cruiser ...$250K 42 71 Grand Banks MY, CG Cert 42 pass. $74.5K 42 84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans $69.5K 43 83 Tradewinds MY ..............................$85K 48 99 Dyna Craft MY, 435HP diesels ....$230K 48 02 Dyna Craft MY, 3 strms 450HP Cats... $295K 53 76 Uniflite Utility, custom Navy transport ..$99.9K 55 06 Dyna Craft MY, 3 strms, 700HP Cats .$750K Aquadoc Marine Services LimitedTel/Fax: (284) 494 0305 Cell: (284) 496 7643 aquadocmar i ne@surfbv i. com P O Box 281, Nanny Cay Mar i na, Tortola, BVI / 409 St John, 00831, USVIProjects, Re“ts, Mechan i cal, Electr i cal, Refr i gerat i on, A i rcond i t i on i ng, Outboard… Repa i rs, Serv i c i ng & Installat i on and more Layed out for day-charter business. Lying in Grenada. US $120,000 negotiable. Tel: 1-473-440-7260 bluebeard@spiceisle.com FOR SALE: 50 SPRONK SAILING CATAMARAN


76 A LL ATSEA.NET AUGUS T 20 11 Marketplace RANGE EXTENSION TANKS Available: 100, 150, 200, 300 Gal. + CUSTOMS Accepts Gasoline or Diesel Fuel Simply Unfold & Fill With Fuel Easily Stowed In Stock Call ATL Get Yours TODAY! 800-526-5330 201-825-1400www.ATLINC.comatl @ atlinc .com MADE IN THE U.S.A. RAMSEY, NEW JERSEY AFTERMARKET LOWER UNITS FOR: !NEW LOWER UNITS FOR LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE AT YOUR DEALER.NEW LOWER UNITS In St. Maarten CALL 0115995877469 "#$%'#($)'$*%#+;;<=#($)>'#( Tel: 340-779-1660 Cell: 340-513-1660 E-mail: yachts@islands.vi Compass Point Marina 6300 Estate Frydenhoj, Suite 28 St. Thomas, USVI 00802-1411 St. Thomas Yacht Sales St. Thomas Yacht Sales DEALER, DISTRIBUTOR, PARTS & SERVICE


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78 A LL ATSEA.NET AUGUS T 20 11 Marketplace CRUZ BAY (340) 776-6922 CORAL BAY (340) 779-4994A SHORT WALK FROM BOTH DINGHY DOCKS VHF Monitoring All Day High Speed Internet Boat Charter Bookings Phone, Fax Messaging USVI 123 H u ll s Y a ch t S a l es .............................72 A borda g e S.A. ...........................................48 A ero T e c L aboratories ...........................76 ALEXSEAL ...................................................55 Am eri c an Y a ch t H arbor ....................C2, 1 A nti g ua R i gg in g ......................................50 A nti ll es P ower D epot In c. ....................38 Aq uado c M arine S er v i c es L td .............75 A t l as Y a ch ts / Ch arter ............................72 B.V. 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J o h nson Eq uip m ent C o m pan y ....77 W ard  s M arine El e c tri c ...........................25 Y a ch t Bl ast ..................................................48 ZF M arine ...................................................17ALL AT SEA wou l d l i k e to than k its sponsors for their patronage and support. We encourage our readers to he l p k eep us a community focused free pub l ication by supporting our sponsors. Te ll them you saw their company information or product in ALL AT SEA .Sponsor Directory SUPER DECK TANKS TURBOCHARGERS!! Cat, Cummins, Yanmar, Perkins, Det. Diesel, Volvo, MTU, ABB, MAN, EMD, IHI, KKK, MAN, Holset, Rajay, Toyota, Garrett, Mitsubishi, Schwitzer and Water Cooled Elbos. ramturbo@bellsouth.net 305-743-2920Worldwide Service & Exchange Program.


AUGUS T 20 11 A LL ATSEA.NET 79 Classi“edsWANTED: CARRIACOU CHILDRENS EDUCATION FUND NEEDS DONATIONS of boat gear and other goods that could be included in the annual fund raising auction, clean used clothing for children and adults, school supplies and cold hard cash. Leave donations with the staff at the Carriacou Yacht Club, Tyrrel Bay. Tyrrel Bay provides free WiFi, through the generosity of several local businesses: contributions in thanks for this free WiFi go to CCEF. This will be our eleventh year: to date, the nearly $130,000 raised has provided school uniforms, free lunch for hungry children, scholarships to the Carriacou branch of TA Marryshow Community College, and grants for building computer labs at three primary schools. We are making a difference!! And you can help that effort. Major fund raising activities July 26-29, 2011, directly preceding Carriacou Regatta Festival. For more info, contact ccefinfo@ gmail.com Wanted Boat Gear/PartsKOHLER MARINE GENERATOR, 13KW Model #13-EOAD, with complete sound shield, digital remote start, exhaust parts, 470 hours $11,000. 2 Coleman Marine Sea Mach, Sea Hatch type air conditioners, 13500 BTU $700 each OBO. Call 340-344-3039 FOR SALE. SEA RECOVERY WATER MAKER. Compact 400 AC. Aqua Frame. Working condition. 4,500 US$ Contact: jennysmartin@ gmail.com BESENZONI DAVIT G322, Lifting capacity of 1000 Kg/2200 lbs, Year 2006 Arm Length 425cm, Double motor 24V 300W, Asking $40k in Ft. Lauderdale, $80k new, ken.hodgins@ gmail.com, 340-244-8170 TACKTICK WIRELESS / SOLAR INSTRUMENTS. DISCOUNT PRICES, made in the UK, 2 Year Factory warranty, waterproof to 10 meters, Easy Installation, USA / Caribbean Dealer. We have upgraded our own sailboat to Tacktick Instruments, located in the SE Caribbean. www.northernrockiesassociates.com ANTIGUA BASED SHIPWRIGHT WITH 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, available for refit and repair at 25% lower rates. tel + 268 720 3233. or email pruvin@candw.ag VERY EXPERIENCED MARINE ENGINEER SEEKING BOATYARD WORK or yacht projects, refits. Expertise in diesel engines, repairs/installations. Contact via email tbrown3246@gmail.com Services For RentVISITING CURACAO APARTMENTS AND STUDIOS RENTAL 5 mins from airport 10 mins to Willemstad, Pick up service to and from airport call 5999 8682920. www. apartamentuholanda.com. Studios $65, apartments $85 per night Continued from page 74 Dock SpaceLAGOON MARINA, COLE BAY ST. MAARTEN is offering low season specials from the 1st of July till the 1st of November! Rate for monthly dockage $ 8.per foot. Hurricane conditions apply! Look for details on our website: www. lagoon-marina.com/ marina rates Tel: 00599 5442611 Info@lagoon-marina.com Business OpportunityYACHT RIGGING COMPANY FOR SALE. Established in 2000, this yacht rigging company in the busy boating centre of Chaguaramas, Trinidad, is fully equipped to provide a professional service to foreign and local yachts. Current manager/shareholder wishes to retire and seeks new incumbent. More info: akselskjold@yahoo.com WANTED ON ST THOMAS: TWO CRAFTSMEN ONE MACHINIST, ONE WELDER. Turn-key Welding and Machine Shop available. 10 year established business with good lease. Forced to retire and selling all equipment as package for $120k. qualitymachiningwelding@ hotmail.com (340) 643-4956 HOT VAC HULL CURE FOUR CHANEL OSMOSIS TREATMENT MACHINE FOR SALE. Great business, lucrative for the right person. $10,000.00US. Located in Trinidad. Contact: faodave@hotmail.com or 868 634 4272/868 799 4405 Real EstatePROPERTY DEALS REAL ESTATE AGENCY ST LUCIA Tel: [758] 7147790 Email: propertydeals@candw.lc OR info@caribbeanpropertydeals.com www.caribbeanpropertydeals.com FOR SALE AND RENT Residential Houses, Land and Agriculture Land, Apartments, Condominiums, Villas, Town Houses, Waterfront Properties with Private Dock, Beach front Houses and Hotels. Also Commercial Buildings and Land. WATERFRONT HOME … ST. THOMAS, 3 bed 2 bath, .35 acres, 147 water-frontage. Walk down into the Caribbean Sea! Watch the fish and turtles swim by from your deck or go kayaking! Motivated owner, $386k www.calypsorealty.com, 800-747-4858, MLS 10-683 PART OWNERSHIP OF 41 DICKERSON KETCH IN THE BVI. Several co-ownership interests are available at $10,000 for 4 weeks usage a year. On Eagles Wings is professionally maintained and kept year-round in Tortola, BVI. Information at www.BviKetch.blogspot.com TAYANA 42 1980 AFT COCKPIT, FIBERGLASS DECK. Sailing Magazines One of the Best 10 used boats to sail around the word inŽ. Recent survey and pictures. Periodic upgrades and diligent maintenance. $80K US Contact 42tayana@gmail.com PANOCEANIC 43 1983 Ted Brewer designed center cockpit cutter. Fullly equipped and ready for liveaboard cruising. 200 gal water, 200 gal fuel. 2 double staterooms, 2 heads w/shower. Located Windward Islands. $US 89,000 More info see my site at: www.sailboatforsaled.co.uk or contact me: caribcaptain@yahoo.com 46 SPRONK DAY CHARTER CATAMARAN. Has been licensed for 30 passengers and 3 crew. One of the most successful day sail boats in BVI for many years.$59,000 email: rebeccarowlette@mac.com 5O GULFSTAR 77 WITH EXTENDED TRANSOM. Photos can be viewed by request to captharry@hotSailboats Sailboats mail.co.uk. Upon the market for $79,000 as the yacht is now too big for me I would be interested in an exchange for a smaller yacht 35-40 that I can single-hand sail.


80 ALLATSEA.NET AUGUST 2011 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning THE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSON S ummer parties are all about celebrating and it is important that we enjoy scoops and dips that are delicious and good for you. I like to use crudits, fresh fruits, pita breads and baked chips. Bell peppers, celery, cucumbers radishes, broccoli, asparagus, carrots and snow peas are some of the most popular crudits. Bell peppers … red, yellow, orange should be cut in half lengthwise. Remove the cores, seeds and ribs; slice into 3/4-inch wide strips. Celery … trim tops and bottoms. Cut ribs in half lengthwise, then into 3-inch long strips. Cucumbers … trim ends then cut into 1/4-inch rounds. Radishes … trim root ends and leave on about 1-inch of the green tops for a nice presentation. Broccoli, asparagus, carrots and snow peas can all be blanched for a couple of minutes or left raw. BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALSA Prep time: 10 minutes. Chilling time: 2 hours. Makes: 6 cups. 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed well and drained 1 (11 oz) can whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained 1 fresh jalapeo pepper, seeded and “nely chopped 1 cup chopped, peeled tomatoes 1 cup coarsely cut red sweet bell pepper 1/2 cup coarsely chopped red onion 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 avocado Tortilla chips for dipping Combine all ingredients, except avocado and chips. Cover and chill for at least two hours. Just before serving, peel, deseed and chop avocado; add to mixture. Serve with chips. Note: Store leftover salsa in airtight container in refrigerator. Hint: Also delicious served with pork or chicken. BLOOD ORANGE AND AVOCADO SALSA Prep time: 35 mins. Marinating time: 1 hour. Makes: ~4 cups. Juice from one lime 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 6 blood oranges, peeled with seeds and white pith removed, save juice 1 large avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and cut into bite size pieces 1 cup “nely cut red onion 1 jalapeno chili, seeds and ribs removed, minced 3 green onions, thinly sliced diagonally 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro In a large bowl, whisk together limejuice, salt, and pepper until salt dissolves. Add the avocado, red onion, jalapeo, green onion, and cilantro to the bowl, being careful not to mash the avocados. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the ingredients together, being careful to not mash the avocados. Add reserved orange juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, until salsa is moist but not soupy. Taste and adjust seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and set aside for at least 1 hour to allow ”avors to meld. Serve at room temperature with baked tortilla chips. Note: Heat or roll the lime. By doing this you will get more juice. Hint: Can be prepared several hours before using. CURRIED SPICED CAULIFLOWER DIP Prep time: 15 mins. Cooking time: 15 mins. Makes: ~4 cups. 1 small head cauli”ower broken into small ”orets 2 tsp coarse sea salt, divided 2 Tbsp canola or olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, “nely chopped 1 Tbsp cane sugar 1 Tbsp curry powder 1/3 cup chopped cilantro Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cauli”ower and 1 tsp salt. Partially cover pan and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain then “nely mash. Put in a serving bowl. In a saut pan over medium heat, warm oil. Add onion and saut until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add sugar, curry, mustard, 1 tsp salt and cook another minute. Remove from heat. Add yogurt, sour cream, nutmeg, ground pepper and cilantro. Add all to mashed cauli”ower. Mix well. Capt. Jan Robinson holds certi“cates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Her Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Or visit www. shiptoshoreINC.com email CapJan@aol.com or call 1-800338-6072 and mention All at Sea to receive a discount. THE LATEST SCOOPS FOR SUMMER 1 tsp dry mustard or 1 Tbsp prepared mustard 1 cup plain, non-fat yogurt 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream 1/3 tsp ground nutmeg 1/3 tsp cayenne pepper 1/3 tsp freshly ground black pepper