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SINCE 1993SEPTEMBER 2011 Celestial Navigation Part 2 BOATYARDS: YOUR GUIDE TO WHATS NEW DESTINATION Havana YOUTH SAILING Glory for Team Anguilla VOYAGING USCG Introduce Rescue 21 SAILING WITH CHARLIE Unleash the Graduates INSIDE:


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6 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Editors Log This month, we have two special features relating to boatyards. One is a roundup of whats new in Caribbean yards and the other suggests services you might look for before making a decision on where to haul out. Just like the electronic revolution, boatyards are evolving at a tremendous rate. Newer and larger hoists are operating in cleaner yards, and facilities are realizing the importance of having on-site chandleries, business centers, restaurants and bars. Perhaps most important of all, companies are training their operatives. Most yards now employ highly skilled workers and contractors able to tackle any job from sanding the bottom of a hull to installing the latest in communications equipment. I have had some terrible experiences in boatyards and view these upgrades as good news. One thing that all boatyards should do is listen to what the boat owner has to say. An owner who has lifted his boat several times knows where the slings should go and how the boat should be chocked. My classic yacht was badly damaged by a yard that refused to listen and went behind my back by moving the slings to the wrong place. Thats why I put communications between the owner and yard operatives high on my list. Discuss the lift by all means, but if you think the yard is not listening to you then perhaps its time to “nd somewhere else to haul. Sailing is all about timing and sometimes we get it wrong. Very wrong. As I write, Tropical Storm Bret has formed north of the Bahamas and is churning northeast across the Atlantic. Ahead of Bret, another area of disturbed weather has turned into Tropical Storm Cindy. Both systems are in an area used by cruising yachts on their way to Europe for the summer. The boats that left it late to make the Atlantic crossing would pay a price for their bad timing. Never have we been so connected and I ask myself how we managed without computers. As one of the keep it simple brigade I seem to have complicated my life with a string of different email addresses, two websites, “ve Facebook pages, Twitter account and a Blog. Perhaps this is why Im rarely seen around the bars anymore. One thing about the internet, it takes us places we wouldnt normally go. No, Im not talking about porn, but blogs about boating and sailing websites. I have always liked Gary E. Brown, Editor TO EVERYTHING A SEASON boats and I dont care what kind of boats they are. One blog I follow is written by a woman who runs a working barge on the waterways of England. What a different way of life to that of cruisers and charter boats in the Caribbean. I “nd something appealing about meandering through the countryside at three knots and then tying up outside a pub for the night where I could logon to their WiFi, check my emails, write my blog, connect with Facebook, Tweet ƒ


8 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 FEATURES 42 BOAT MAINTENANCE What to Look for in a Yard?44 WHATS NEW AT CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS? The Times They Are a Changing48 TOPCOAT SERIES PART 3 Understanding Top Coat COVER SHOT: Paint technician applying Awlgrip to a yachts topsides. THIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE 24 September 2011DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITORS LOG12 WHERE IN THE WORLD? 14 CARIBBEAN NEWS17 EVENT CALENDAR18 SAILING HUMOR Buying Euro Antiquities for Only Pennies on the Pound Sailing with Charlie: The Graduates22 RACING CIRCUIT Sailing and Coaching Youth Sailing26 FISHING Bahamas Bill“sh Champion 2011 48th Annual July Open Bill“sh Tournament30 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING Celestial Part II U.S. Coast Guards Rescue 21 New Oceanographic Buoys Deployed38 OUR NATURAL WORLD Much Maligned Rays: Part 480 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE90 MARKETPLACE94 SPONSOR DIRECTORY96 CARIBBEAN DINING Seasonal September Recipes Continued on page 10


10 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 201112 MAP51 CUBA High Times in Havana57 U.S.V.I. USVIs Barnes and Barbuto Make History58 B.V.I. Team Anguilla Wins Premiers Cup Intl Youth Regatta63 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN St. Maarten Shipyard Increase Haul Out Capability 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: 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 September 2011 65 ST. BARTH St. Barth Cata-Cup: Nov 16 2066 GRENADA The Island That Adds Spice70 TRINIDAD Pro“ le: Peter Peake RESOURCES 76 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 78 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS 66


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12 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGEWHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS, MINDY, AND THANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA My partner Jim and I were out for a leisurely sail one Sunday afternoon on Peconic Bay, Eastern Long Island, NY, on our Melges 24, Wasnt Me ,Ž says Mindy. As there wasnt much wind, I decided to catch up on the sailing news and dream of the Caribbean with my favorite waterfront magazine, All At Sea !Ž 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 57 USVIs Barnes and Barbuto Make History PHOTO COURTESY OF MINDY VITAL


SEPTEMBER 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 70 Pro“ le: Peter Peake PAGE 65 St. Barth Cata-Cup: Nov 16 20


14 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Caribbean NewsCARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD New Island Water World Team in GrenadaIsland Water World welcome two new managers to their Grenada store. General Manager Kelvin George started his career as Finance Manager of the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) of Grenada. He joined Island Water World in January 2007 where he has put his MBA to good use; being instrumental in re-engineering the companys internal processes and establishing improved systems of control and ef“ciency. Shawn Jardine, the new Store Manager, is from Trinidad and for the past six years ran Peakes Chandlery in Chaguaramas. Shawn has raced competitively throughout the Caribbean for the last 39 years and currently owns the Ericson 36ft Catbird In a press release, Island Water World Managing Director Sean Kennelly said the new management team would revamp and reimage both Grenada stores over the coming months to align the business with the Island Water World Groups modernized branding strategy.Search is On for Old Film Footage Author, sailor, photographer and historian Alexis Andrews is searching for old “lm footage of West Indies Continued on page 16 Kelvin George. Shawn Jardine. work boats. Over the years, Andrews has worked tirelessly to promote and preserve the history of the traditional boats of the Caribbean, both through his books and magni“cent photographs. Now he is working on a documentary about trading under sail in the West Indies. If you have any archive footage you would be willing to contribute to the project then please get in touch with Alexis Andrews. Contact: + 1 (268) 724 4435 Email: images@alexisandrews.comGrenada Police Yachtline Grenada … The Marine and Yachting Association of Grenada (MAYAG) has issued a poster which they are asking local businesses to print and display. The distinctive poster, prepared by the MAYAG and the Royal Grenada Police Force, carries the emergency yachtline number. This number should be used to report crimes and suspicious activity in the yachting community. For more information, call the yachtline number: 473-405-7490 or email MAYAG coordinator Jennifer Ellard-Alexis at: mayag@ spiceisle.com


16 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Caribbean News BVI Sailors Receive Grant from Olympic Committee Youth sailors in the BVI have received a grant from the BVI Olympic Committee. The funds will be used to help prepare for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjingh, China. According to a report on the news website bvinews.com, the BVI Sailing Federation will receive US$7,500 out of a total grant of $10,000, and $5,000 as a discretionary grant based on two grant applications submitted; one application relating to general covering of all youth sailors and a preparation grant for speci“c individual youth sailors. Writing in their newsletter, the Royal BVI Yacht Club said they were delighted to receive funding for their youth sailors from the BVI Olympic Committee and went on to offer their sincere thanks.Anchoring in Saint Pierre, Martinique In an effort to protect the remains of the ships that sank in the bay of Saint Pierre following the 1902 Mont Pel explosion, the French state has introduced a no-anchor zone. Within the no-anchor zone there will be four moorings for dive boats. In a release issued by Douglas Yacht Services (DYS), skippers and owners of yachts 50m or more in length are reminded that they must carry an of“cial pilot, or the skipper must be authorized by the Martinique pilot authority, when navigating in areas that include St. Pierre, Fort de France, Le Marin, Le Vauclin, Le Franois and Le Robert. According to DYS, the pilots are very welcoming and ”exible and make every effort to meet the demands of the yachting industry. For more details, contact: Douglas Yacht Services, tel: +596 (696) 45 89 75. Email: douglas@yachtservices.fr Continued from page 14 Fishing Tournament to Raise Funds for Haiti SchoolA new “shing tournament, to be held in St. Thomas on September 13th, will raise money in aid of a secondary school in Haiti, destroyed by the earthquake. Organizers of the Virgin Island Bill“sh Tournament (VIBT) say the damaged school, once the best and largest secondary school in Haiti, has been operating in tents while waiting for rebuilding to start. The VIBT are looking for sponsors and anglers, as well as volunteers. In a release, sponsors of the VIBT say they hope they can make this an annual event and provide even more funds for the students in Haiti. For details, email: metbk@aol.com or call Mary Beth Kopko, tel: 773-590-4150New Caribbean Cruising Guide from Frank VirgintinoFrank Virgintino continues his quest to promote Caribbean cruising with his most comprehensive cruising guide to date. A Thinking Mans Guide to Voyaging South ~ The many facets of Caribbean Cruising is nearly 200 pages and covers all routes from North America to the Caribbean, and breaks the Caribbean down into four quadrants with discussions of cruising in each quadrant. The author brings to bear his 40 years of sailing experience and extensive knowledge of the Caribbean and his latest book is far more than a cruising guide. Virgintino discusses things like choice of boat, equipment, electronics, autopilots, provisioning, island history, customs and more. The book is available free at www.freecruis ingguide.com and through the Amazon bookstore as a Kindle eBook.


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 17 FLAGS PROVIDED BY FLAGSPOT.NET OCTOBER 15 Virgins Cup | Sailing | royalbviyc.org sailing@royalbviyc.orgOCTOBER 22 23 Trafalgar Race | Sailing | royalbviyc.org sailing@royalbviyc.orgOCTOBER 22 29 BEYC Women on the Water Week Sailing | beyc.comOCTOBER 28 30 14th Annual Foxys Cat Fight | Sailing weyc.net | mcmechanics@surfbvi.comOCTOBER 29 NOVEMBER 5 BEYC 25th Pro Am Regatta Week Sailing | beyc.com FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDAOCTOBER 27 31 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Boat Show | showmanagement.com 954-764-7642 GUADELOUPEOCTOBER 29 31 USHIP Cupy | Sailing | triskellcup.com organisation@triskellcup.com ANNAPOLIS, MARYLANDOCTOBER 6 10 42nd Annual United States Sailboat Show Boat Show | usboat.com 410-268-8828 ANTIGUA Jolly Harbour Y.C.: Sat.: Keel boat sailing with quarterly 8 race series; Sat.A.M.: FREE Dinghy Sailing tuition for Antiguan Youth 8-18 yrs old. Quali“ed Instructors; Sat.P.M.: Pleasure Dinghy Sailing. Sun.: Paid adult tuition, fun sailing & occasional laser racing. Thurs.P.M.: Happy HourŽ all night for JHYC Club members @ Foredeck Bar, J.H.M. | jhycantigua.com +1 268 721 3456 / +1 268 722 8468 BONAIREOCTOBER 1 8 Bonaire Regatta | Sailing | bonaireregatta.com byrontmm@”amingotv.net BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDSSEPTEMBER 10 11 Back to School Regatta Sailing | royalbviyc.org sailing@royalbviyc.org NEWPORT, RHODE ISLANDSEPTEMBER 2 4 MoY Classic Yacht Regatta Classic Yacht | moy.org cmarfuggi@iyrs.orgSEPTEMBER 15 18 Newport International Boat Show Boat Show | newportboatshow.com OLBIA OLBIA-TEMPIO, ITALYSEPTEMBER 8 11 Vele DEpoca a Porto Rotondo | Classic Yacht ycpr.it | infovela@ycpr.it PUERTO RICOSEPTEMBER 5 11 58th Intl Bill“sh Tournament of San Juan Deep Sea Fishing | sanjuaninternational.com chairman@sanjuaninternational.com UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDSSEPTEMBER 17 18 12th Annual Golden Hook Guy/ Gal Reel Challenge Deep Sea Fishing | “shstx.com GHFC@“shstx.com EVENT CALENDAR Please send future events to editor@allatsea.net. This month and next months events are currently published here and at www.allatsea.net. Your specific area may or may not be shown based on identified activities for these months.


18 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Sailing Humor BUYING EURO ANTIQUITIES FOR ONLY PENNIES ON THE POUNDBY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDEROne of the ways we “nance our watery world travels aboard Wild Card is by cheaply acquiring rare & precious STUFF in exotic locations, and then reselling that stuff for mega-bucks in London, Paris, and the alleys of New Jersey. Only once has this buy-low, sell-high concept back“red„but how-the-heck was I to know the Mona Lisa wasnt originally rendered in Crayon? Usually these art scams, antiquity frauds, and indigenous swindles are highly pro“table„or at least provide us enough pocket change to keep Wild Card limping westward. Currently, were cruising the Greek Isles, and have just made a major, major “nancial touchdown„the delicious details of which I will reveal in a moment. But “rst, some current political history: Greece appears to be teetering on default within the Euro Zone. What does that mean? That means that a bunch of fat politicians in Brussels are pointing “ngers of blame at each other, and screaming, ƒ its not my fault, it is de fault of de system!Ž Heres what really happened: the Brussels Posse were bored ”ying their black helicopters over France and Germany to air-lift out their pro“ts, and so decided to loot Greece as well. This plan would have worked “ne if Greece had had anything to loot„but they did not. Basically, theyd already looted their public treasury during the Golden Age, around 400BC„and chopped off everyones head who complained. (Ah, the Good Ole Days!) Sure, we expected those naughty Greeks to fudge the “gures a tad,Ž said one outraged EC public servant, but the Greeks outfoxed us by lying truly large.Ž Yeah, you gotta admire the audacity of these truth-impaired Greeks. They are focused on the truly important aspects of life„like ouzo, anal sex, and international trickery„and refuse to be sidetracked by any silly, trendy ideas about public morality. Of course, weve known this for a long time. Its not exactly a secret. After all, we dont say, Never trust an American bearing gifts,Ž do we? Only the Greeks would have thought of having huge photogenic “elds of movable, reusable plastic olive trees„easily transportable by truck„as photographic evidence to back up their nation-wide farm subsidy requests. Now thats thinking out of the box! (Once satellite imagery con“rmed the “elds existence to the EU agricultural Fatty discovering a piece of Venus de Milos arm on Milos, Greece.


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 19experts, the fake plants were quickly moved to the next farm, and the process repeated.) And this is why we have our own alphabet,Ž quipped one fat, happy taverna owner, so the stupid people were gyping dont have a clue !Ž Yes, the Greeks are far-sighted. Fleecing the tourists is encoded in their DNA. ƒ lets face it,Ž said one sailor from that large island in the south, were Cretins and we know it!Ž Whats all this got to do with Euro-cruising? Once upon a time, long ago, there was a sailor like myself in the Med„a cruising yachtsman with delusions of grandeur who cruised with empty pockets and scribbled bizarre, rap-style notes about it. This early, trend-setting, ahead-ofhis-time, water-borne gang-banger was dubbed Ughy by his crew (Hughie without the h sound)„and, thus, chose Ulysses for his pen-name as his fame grew. It stuck. Ultimately, he made a mint on the TV rights to his Odyssey brand„an early precursor to the Discovery Channel. Anyway, the media empire he spawned was very successful„ mostly because hed had the good sense to sprinkle in sex and violence about every third sentence. Picture Two-Pac if hed jibed away from Thug Life and had, instead, joined the Athenas Yacht Club„and youre close to imagining this historically important “gure„the sailing communitys “rstand-still-most-famous marine journalist. ƒ of course, I dont want to get too sidetracked by all this historical stuff. So lets refocus solely on the modern day marine aspects of this story. For instance, the locals dont refer to these islands as Greece but rather as Hellenic„I assume because of the hellishly expensive chandlery prices. In any event, there arent too many good harbors in the Aegean Sea. Most of the anchorages are too deep, gusty with the Meltemi winds, and have horrible holding. But this Ulysses dude was one tough marinaro. He toured the entire island chain over the course of ten eventful years of wild sex, random violence, and copious ouzo-gulping. The problem was„and is„that wherever Ulysses tossed his anchor, a pricy stern-to Euro marina sprang up. Thats right„there is not a single square inch of water left in the Med suitable for anchoring which doesnt cost and cost big. Worse, you have to stern-to„and right in front of your very eyes (and, alas, your itching-to-be-off-the-boat cruising wifes eyes) is an expensive Greek restaurant„so pricey they dont waste time doing the dishes, they just break the plates and buy new ones. (I know, I know ƒ it sounds unbelievable!) ƒ they dont miss a trick, these entrepreneur Greeks. Upstairs of the taverna is the century-old whorehouse. Behind it (for the suddenly left-alone boat wifey) is a freshly-opened male strip club featuring the Full Monty. In between, are


20 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Sailing Humor Vetus-kissed, Larzzara-blessed marine supplies stores with price-tags designed by Gucci. Oh, these full service marinas are exactly that. You dont even have to move your boat if you want to take on fuel„ the dockmaster will send over a dockboy pushing a 55 gallon pressurized drum„and pass you a hose. WHAM! ƒ all the ouzo you can drink for as long as your American Express holds out. No, Greece is not like Turkey„where the Islamic leaders frown on such pro“table vices. A perfect example is all the lovely, lonely Orthodox Monasteries that dot the hillside„ each with a huge parking lot for the tour buses, giant airconditioned gift store, and ice cream huts everywhere. Even the religious toilet attendants reverently hand you complicated price-sheets, depending on need. (I just loudly shout, Number One and Number Two„Means More Money for You!Ž to cover all the bases„in case Im randomly spotchecked before the ”ush.) Dont worry,Ž shouted one ”ush-faced reveler at the local sailors bar, if we need another round of drinks, well just charge it to Brussels!Ž ƒ thats right,Ž chimed in another, well just offer em a higher interest rate„whats the big deal when youre not going to pay it back anyway?Ž Yeah,Ž gaily giggled another partier, Why not make the Germans pay„theyre used to it!Ž ƒ even the near-by unsophisticated Turks are gaming the system. Yes, we have a master plan to restore the Ottoman Empire,Ž they gloat evilly. As soon as the current Greek administration takes down the European Community, we march out of Istanbul and ƒŽ The point of all of the above is„when you sail into an expensive moral vacuum like Euro Land, well, it is easy to get your strict Calvinistic values turned around. ... which brings us full-circle. The moment we went stern-to in Milos, in the Sick Ladies (spelled Cyclades), the dock vultures descended upon us. Hey, skip! Wanna buy some water?Ž ƒ how much?Ž I asked. Fifty Euro cents for diarrhea-inducing, and eight Euro per ƒ for semi-clean!Ž ƒ per metric ton?Ž I asked. ƒ per liter!Ž he smirked back. One guy tried to sell me a blue-swirled evil eye. They are quite popular here. Guaranteed to protect you from bad people,Ž he told me. I took it from him, and held it up to his face. He didnt ”inch or run away. ƒ this one is defective,Ž I told him as I handed it back. An illegal African immigrant offered to sell me a blank DVD disk wrapped in a piece of paper with the name of a current movie freshly printed on it. I refused, saying, How do I know youre actually selling movies, when most street vendors arent?Ž He looked wounded. My guarantee as an honest movie pirate of high international integrity is a hundred percent!Ž he boasted. If there is a problem, Ill refund twice the amount paid!Ž ƒ and where can I “nd you tomorrow?Ž I queried. Sudan,Ž he admitted. But thats not a problem„just ask any black man and hell refund your money!Ž Yeah, right. Mostly, of course, they attempted to sell me arms. Not armsas-in-weapons but rather human-arms-made-of-marble ƒ Gee, Im not doing a very good job of explaining this, am I? This is the island where the famed Venus de Milo was discovered by Yorgos Kentrotas in 1820, sticking out of some dirt. In fact, the marble statue was such a nice piece of pornography that the French immediately attempted to cart it off to the Louvre. But the Greeks love a good adulttoy too„and a little tug-of-war ensued as the eager Frogs were attempting to pilfer those perfect Greek breasts. And, of course, in the trans-cultural struggle, her arms snapped off and her nose was broken. Now, of course, if the damage had been done to her nipples or her buttocks, shed have been worthless. But, luckily, nothing important was missing„and off she went to the Louvre, where she was soon ranked 8.7 in drool-a-bility. (Yes, this is how the world was„pre-internet-video.) Of course, I was skeptical of the Greek lad attempting to sell me her arms„but he impressed me by offering to show me where hed found them„and, after searching around in the bush a bit, I was amazed to learn that he was actually telling the truth. (By law, truth-telling to a foreigner is currently illegal in Greece.) This actually WAS where Venus had been found! So I gave him my money. Alas, I had thought that my 75 Euros would buy both arms„but discovered I hadnt read the “ne print. Thus, I only managed to purchase a single kilo from one arm„which he quickly broke off with a small sledge on-the-spot. Oh, well. At least I now have a True Euro Artifact that I can sell off for mega-bucks to fund our eventual retirement. Clever, huh? Yes, I love this Euro-Cruising! ( Editors note: Capn Fatty and Carolyn are now heading for Sicily, in hopes of “nding a more honest, just society.) 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 Red Sea Run and Somali Pirates and Cruising Sailors For details visit: fattygoodlander.com


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 21 What do you do when youre eighteen years old, have seven friends from high school, all of whom have just graduated, and one of them has chartered a 44ft catamaran in the Virgin Islands? First you go to the liquor store, buy gallons of vodka, bottles of double proof rum and cases of beer and hide them, along with that of your seven shipmates, in your cabin. Then you tell your captain (in this case, Charlie) you want to sail directly to the ”oating bar, Willy T to start partying. Thats how it started, explained Charlie. On the short sail to Norman Island rum and vodka were being consumed as thirst quenchers. The rap spewing from speakers had distasteful lyrics and mind numbing monotone … it was the most repulsive noise imaginable. A quick dinner of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches accompanied by chips and dip and sundry bowls of cereal and milk was consumed and didnt change in consistency much when it was later spewed up in various places on the deck. Then it was off to the bar for more hedonism. In the morning a naked zombie emerged from below with pastel colored rings on both chest and back. Charlie looked up from his coffee and stared in disbelief. Was this the new tattoo craze? Had the party bar come up with a new gimmick? Then it dawned … Fruit Loops! Charlie peeped into the cabin where another unconscious teen was prostrate. There were two ”attened boxes of breakfast cereal on the bed, their contents scattered and crushed into the mattress. A trampled pack of cigarettes added to the mess. Grunts and groans preceded a slow and staggering walk to the trampoline on the bow where a much needed rest began. One by one the crew emerged, shaking and disheveled. How was the party?Ž asked Charlie, Awesome,Ž was an almost unanimous response. The dishes piled up all week, and then the cleanest dirty plates were used over again. There were moments of snorkeling and back ”ipping off the deck but for the most part the charter appeared to be a competition of who could consume the most poison and still remain upright and conversant. Awesome, perhaps. Desirable? Charlie thinks not … but then hes been there and done that. Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI, Sunfun Calypso, and Sunfun Gospel.SAILING WITH CHARLIETHE GRADUATES BY JULIAN PUTLEY


22 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Racing Circuit Roberto (Robby) Bisi, 28, is a sailor and a coach. He started sailing at the age of seven when his father gave him a plywood Optimist dinghy in his native Buenos Aires, Argentina. Six years later, age 13, Bisi “nished 4th in the 1997 Optimist World Championship in Ireland and, in the same regatta, won the Miami Herald Trophy Later, Bisi studied naval architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, but left without graduating to devote all his time to competitive sailing, and to coaching both junior and Olympic classes. I caught up with Robby Bisi in late June at the St. Thomas Yacht Club where he was preparing a team from the United States Virgin Islands for two International 420 Youth World Championship regattas in Europe the following month while, at the same time, training himself for the 470 Olympic class Open European Championship in Finland. A man of many talents, on terra “rma Bisi sings in his own rock n roll band Natural Code a name he believes is very much in sync with his love of the wind and water. AAS: Why the dual roles of sailing and competing? RB: They feed each other. As a coach I see the sport from the outside and I can develop the skills, such as maneuvering techniques and “ne-tuning the boat, that apply to sailing. AAS: What is your coaching schedule like here in St. Thomas? RB: Five days a week for “ve weeks, six hours a day. Normally I start practice with a warm-up drill, which in most cases is a speci“c boat handling exercise. For example, I will blow my whistle and the team will tack or, if I blow it twice, they will make a 360 degree turn, which involves both a tack and a gibe. We do this repeatedly and with intensity for about 20 minutes. After the “rst drill, depending on the days conditions and the teams performance, I make a decision about which other drills might follow and the overall direction of the coaching session. AAS: Do you find computers helpful in sailing and coaching? RB: Computers are prohibited in one-design and Olympic SAILING AND COACHINGALL AT SEA S PATRICIA BURSTEIN TALKS TO INTERNATIONAL COACH ROBBY BISI Coach Robby Bisi PHOTO: DEAN BARNES Coach Robby Bisi in action.


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 23 competitions, which I compete in and coach, to keep the essence of the sport. This is a good thing so you can develop a feel and sensitivity about the wind and the water. AAS: What are the lessons kids learn from sailing? RB: A common saying you hear from sailors is life is like a race,Ž and I agree. Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they dont. You have to sail both against and with the wind and at all times face the elements, which can change from one minute to the next. Also, you learn a lot about the nature of survival and responsibility. There are other things: an understanding of safety; helping other sailors in distress; team spirit and competition. And, of course, there is no better lesson than your own mistakes. AAS: Are sailors made or born? RB: If youre a natural, fast and agile and instinctively knowing how to work with the wind, itll save you time. But champions are made by hard work, discipline„both physical and mental„plus great focus and a hunger and drive to get to the top. Without those qualities youre never going to make it no matter who coaches you. AAS: Are there any school subjects that may be useful in sailing? RB: Physics for one; it helps with vectors. Geometry is good for “guring out angles. All the composites, from resin to “berglass, that go into building or “xing a boat, are covered in Chemistry. Meteorology for sailing conditions. AAS: What is your favorite sailing locale? RB: The Caribbean with its year-round warm temperatures; the water color and the marine life. I love the idea that when the wind hits you its coming from really faraway places. Here you can count on the wind, reliable and magical. Patricia Burstein, a journalist and author of eight books, has written about the Caribbean for The New York Times and Newsday She began her career at the San Juan Star She currently divides her time between New York City and St. John, USVI.Champions are made by hard work, discipline„ both physical and mental„plus great focus and a hunger and drive to get to the top. Without those qualities youre never going to make it no matter who coaches you.


24 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Racing Circuit The best youth sailors from the Caribbean and Americas competed in the Optimist North American Championships, held June 29th to July 7th at the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, in Los Angeles, California. Out of a total of 187 sailors, from 22 countries, Curaaos Odile van Aanholt was named Top Caribbean Sailor, “nishing 10th overall, an impressive display that also earned her the Top North American Girl title. This is really great,Ž says 13-year-old van Aanholt. I started the event okay but on the second day I had dif“culties with the current and dropped some places. On day three, I took the leader board with a one, two and four.Ž This is the second time that a Caribbean girl has “nished at the top. In 2007 Nikki Barnes, from the U.S. Virgin Islands, achieved the same result. Twenty-four sailors from the Caribbean and Bermuda competed in the event. The Dominican Republics Justina Pacheco “nished 28th and was the second highest placing Caribbean sailor. The conditions were nice, but it proved dif“cult because there was a lot of current pushing you back,Ž says Pacheco, who followed her California trip with a “rst girl and top ten “nish at the Optimist Pre-Worlds Competition held in July in the Dominican Republic. The right was always the faster side because there was less current, so if you went straight to the right with clear wind and tacked a little bit after the lay-line you were in the top ten but it was hard because you had to make a very good start and tack fast.Ž Puerto Ricos Jorge Gonzalez “nished 30th overall and was the third top Caribbean sailor. I didnt “nd the success as an individual that I was hoping for, but we still found success in team racing. Our practice and team work make us stay undefeated until the “nals, which we lost against USA,Ž says Gonzalez, who is now moving into 420s. St. Maartens Rhone Findlay “nished in the top half of the ”eet. What really helped me were the currents, which were strong and changeable,Ž says Findlay, who moves into Lasers next. The “rst two races I “gured out as I sail a lot on Virtual Skipper.com which has taught me about sailing currents.Ž This is also the last Optimist regatta for the BVIs Mollee Donovan, who will transfer her vast international sailing experience to Lasers. Because of my weight, I was a lot slower than most competitors. Because of my going slower, I got frustrated so that showed in my results.Ž The Caribbean will be the centre of the Optimist sailing World in 2012. This is when Club Nautico de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic will host the Optimist World Championships from July 15th to 26th 2012. For more information, visit: www.optiworld.orgBY MARJOLINE VAN AANHOLT AND CAROL M. BAREUTHER YOUTH SAILING CURAAOS VAN AANHOLT TOP GIRL AT OPTIMIST NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Odile van Aanholt of Curaao was Top Caribbean Sailor, she also won the Top North American Girl title. St. Maartens Rhone Findlay in action.PHOTOS: DAVE HEIN PIX.DAVEHEINPHOTOGRAPHY.COM


2011 United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. 800.372.USVI You UnscriptedWhat treasures will you “ nd inside the deepest wate rs in the Caribbean? For decades, the open seas of the U.S. Virgin Islands have been luring some of the best anglers in the world. And for good reason. Whether youre chasing that elusive blue marlin or angling your ” y rod, the crystal clear waters of the USVI offer sport “ shing at its “ nest. Full and half-day charter trips are available, so plan your adventure accordingly. And come explore the treasure-“ lled seas of the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, go to visitusvi.com today. Lost: Blue Mondays Blue Marlin Found:


26 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Fishing Some anglers “sh the Bahamas Bill“sh Championship (BBC) for fun and others to win. Team Zues a 58-foot Dean Johnson with angler/owner Sandy Smith, Captain Glenn Cameron, and mates Timmy Lanahan and Roberto Velazquez aboard were de“nitely in the latter category and they succeeded in a big way. The Ft. Pierce, Florida-based team scored a record-setting 12,000 points by releasing 36 bill“sh, 13 blue marlin, 12 white marlin and 11 sail“sh in 15 days during the “ve-tournament series. Whats more they won two legs and “nished second in two other legs picking up not only the overall BBC Champion title, but Top Release Team, Top Captain and Top Crew awards too. Ive “shed in a number of tournaments over a dozen years run by the Southern King“sh Association,Ž says Smith, who prefers bill“shing with baits rigged on 20 and 30lb test line. But after “shing one leg of the BBC last year on a chartered boat, I knew I wanted to come back and win it.Ž The team started out with a bang by “nishing second in the kick-off Central Abaco Championship in April, even though they were short-handed with only one mate. Next up, at the Cape Eleuthera Championship, Team Zues scored a grand slam the “rst day only to be disquali“ed when mechanical problems put them back into port late. Even so, the team bounced back with a second place “nish with seven bill“sh releases. We were mad as hell after that disquali“cation and just shot out in the third leg (Harbour Island Championship) and won it right off,Ž says Smith. Lets just say we were really focused.Ž The “sh werent biting for Team Zues in the fourth leg, the Guana Cay Championship, and they “nished far down on the scoreboard. But this didnt bump them from “rst place going into the last leg, the Treasure Cay Championship that wrapped up in June. We “nished that last tournament in second place to Double Dog but I didnt begrudge them the win at all,Ž says Smith. Double Dog s Bahamian angler, David Albury, weighed in an 1119lb blue that shattered the island nations record of 1060.5lb set in Bimini in 1979. Experience was a big key to our overall success,Ž says Smith. Ive known Captain Glenn for 20 years and Timmy for “ve years. Teamwork was important, too. We capitalized on every bite we got and there was some incredibly good “shing.Ž The top teams in this years BBC: Zues Wave Paver and Chasin Tail each racked up the highest scores ever in the series 38 year history. The 2011 BBC averaged 31 teams that collectively caught a record 275 bill“sh over “ve tournaments. The BBC is the oldest bill“sh tournament series in the world. For full results, visit: www.bahamasbill“sh.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.BAHAMAS BILLFISH CHAMPION 2011 ZUES WINS TITLE WITH RECORD POINTS BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Winning Team Zues PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BAHAMAS BILLFISH CHAMPIONSHIP


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28 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Fishing A last minute entry paid off for Harry Sargeants Black Gold which won Top Boat at the 48th Annual July Open Bill“ sh Tournament (JOBT), “ shed out of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands in July. The Florida-based team aboard the 65ft American Custom Yacht released three blue marlin the “ rst day, none the second, and two the third for a total of “ ve blue marlin, to score more points (2500) than any other team in the nineboat ” eet. I roamed around on the North Drop more than on the “ rst two days and it paid off,Ž explains Black Gold captain, Keith Bokenhagen. Angler Matthew Melchiorre released both of Black Gold s “ sh on the tournaments “ nal day. The “ rst came up on the long rigger and the second on a pitch bait,Ž says Melchiorre. The competition really heated up by mid-day on the “ nal day of “ shing. By then, the St. John, U.S. Virgin Islandsbased charter boat, Mixed Bag II a Luhrs 40 Express, had already scored two blue marlin releases and Black Gold only one. This tied Mixed Bag II and Black Gold with 2000 points apiece, although Black Gold led on time having released their tournament total of four “ sh “ rst. From then on, the Black Gold team was de“ nitely on tenter hooks wondering if Mixed Bag II anglers would release another marlin to reel in the top boat prize. As it turned out, it was Black Gold s Melchiorre who then released his second blue for the day just after 2pm to win Black Gold its Top Boat prize. This is the “ rst time Black Gold has won the JOBT. In 2008, the team earned the Third Top Boat prize. Mixed Bag II with Capt. Rob Richards at the helm, “ nished Second Top Boat (2000 points), while the 58ft Revenge with Capt. Mike Lemon driving, “ nished Third Best Boat (1800 points). Revenge angler, Jon Jennings, reeled in all four of his boats “ sh … three blue marlin and one white … for 1800 points. This earned Jennings the tournaments only angler prize, the prestigious Johnny Harms Give Him Line perpetual trophy. Jennings won this prize in 2004 and his father, Sam Jennings, in 2005 and 2006. We have a great crew, a great captain and we have “ shed together a long time,Ž says Jennings, so the teamwork is there.Ž Fourteen-year-old Florida-based angler, Tristan Lambert, “ shing aboard his familys 80ft Merritt, Reel Tight won the Top Junior Angler award with two blue marlin releases (1000 points). Beautifully carved wood marlin heads, handcrafted by marine wildlife artist, David Wirth, were awarded to the winning teams. In total, the nine-boat ” eet released 20 marlin … 19 blues and 1 white … over the three-day tournament. No “ sh were boated. IGFA trained Observers, all members of the IGFTO (Inter-national Game Fish Tournament Observers), rode aboard each boat throughout the tournament to verify the releases. Proceeds from the JOBT bene“ t the Boys & Girls Club of the Virgin Islands. For more information, visit: www.vigfc.com Report submitted by Carol M. Bareuther.48TH ANNUAL JULY OPEN BILLFISH TOURNAMENTHONORS FOR BLACK GOLD … JON JENNINGS TOP ANGLER The crew of Black Gold From left: Harry Sargeant, Matt Melchiorre, Joel Chrycy, Mike McCarthy and Capt. Keith Brokenhagen. PHOTO: DEAN BARNES/ VIRGIN ISLANDS GAME FISHING CLUB


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30 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Seamanship & Voyaging Understanding celestial theory is best accomplished through a series of mental exercises that puts your mind in the real world and gets your nose out of the books and off the charts. Its assumed that the reader will have a basic understanding of latitude and longitude and coastal navigation. Well focus again on the sun. Imagine the sun and the earth suspended in space. Now, imagine one of the suns rays, emanating from its core, piercing the earth, right through to its core. In celestial nav. terms, the point where the suns ray pierces the surface of the earth is called its geographic position (GP) In other words, if you were standing on the GP, the sun would be directly overhead. Of course, this position is not “xed, as the earth is always spinning. Hence the importance of keeping accurate time when taking sights … you must “x the suns GP to a speci“c time in order to make sense of it. We express GP in terms of latitude and longitude, called declination and Greenwich Hour Angle (GHA) respectively. The suns declination de“nes the tropics … they lie at 23 north and south of the equator and represent the furthest the suns GP will travel from season to season. On an CELESTIAL PART II PREDICTING THE SUNS GEOGRAPHIC POSITION BY ANDY SCHELL Celestial navigation lessons in Annapolis, MD. PHOTO: MIA KARLSSON


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 31 imaginary picture of the globe, and over the course of a year, the suns declination will trace a sine curve between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn (at the summer and winter solstices) and, during the autumnal and vernal equinoxes, cross the equator twice. In the course of a day, the suns GHA will always travel from east to west, from sunrise to sunset. Hence the earths 24 time zones and the number of hours (24) in a day. Three hundred and sixty degrees of longitude divided by the 015 per hour of the suns westerly march, equals an even 24. Here then … and this is one of the Ah ha! moments of celestial navigation … time and longitude are one in the same and easily convertible. Its fun and intuitive to predict the GP of the sun at any given time … for example, Im writing from a caf in Stockholm. The date is May 30th and the local time is 1430. My approximate longitude is 018 east. I know the sun is to the west because its past noon, and its a ways south of me, as Stockholm sits at 59 north latitude. How far west? Twoand-a-half hours, or about 037 of longitude. (Recall the sun travels 015 per hour.) I can, therefore, guess that the suns GHA is about 019, somewhere in the western hemisphere. In reality, the GHA is closer to 022, which Id discover in the Nautical Almanac Why? Because Stockholm sits a full three degrees east of the center of its time zone, 1430 on my watch in Stockholm is slightly inaccurate in terms of the sun. Time zones are spread east to west over 015 of longitude (for modern convenience), and unless you are positioned exactly over the center of a time


32 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Seamanship & Voyaging zone, the sun will be a bit ahead of or behind your watch. In the Stockholm example, the sun is 003 ahead of my watch, or approximately 12 minutes. Knowing the center of your particular time zone is also how you compute actual local noon the time when the sun is directly overhead. All this confusion over time also underscores why its imperative to keep accurate Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) when taking real sights. The suns GHA, by the way, is always measured west through 360, unlike longitude, which is divided into two hemispheres, with 180 in each. The sun, after all, cannot travel east. Now for declination … its past April but before June 21, so I know the sun is somewhere north of the equator and south of the Tropic of Cancer, though closer to the latter. I can also predict in which general direction the sun bears on the compass … about SW from Stockholm. Make sense? Do this exercise several times over, in different imaginary places on the globe for practice. Making these mental predictions is often as far as one needs to go to make practical use of celestial navigation. Offshore, during a winter passage from Tortola to Bermuda, say, Id know that in the mid-morning, the sun should be off my starboard quarter (its GHA is east of me … not yet noon … and its declination is somewhere in the southern hemisphere, as its winter. Therefore, its GP must bear to the SE). If I wake up a little groggy, a quick look out a portlight is all I need to con“rm the watch keepers course. Not once would I have to consult a chart, GPS or even the compass, and the sextant has never left its box, yet Im still using celestial navigation. In Part 3 well look at “nding an accurate position using celestial, and delve into the books to reduce an actual sun sight, step by step. Andy Schell is a regular contributor to All at Sea and several other sailing publications. He and his wife Mia set out across the Atlantic in July aboard their yawl Arcturus bound for Stockholm. They plan on returning to the Caribbean in the fall. Email: fathersonsailing.com




34 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Seamanship & Voyaging When you have that sinking feeling on the high seas, who are you going to call? The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). New cutting-edge advanced direction-“nding communications technology called Rescue 21 now allows the USCG to locate boaters in trouble and save lives and property at sea. The extra good news is that this capability will be operational in the Caribbean, speci“cally the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands region, in October. Rescue 21 has the capability to accurately identify the location of callers in distress by using lines of bearing, thereby reducing search times. For example,Ž says Richard Kanehl, a Washington, DC-based USCG spokesperson, when a distress call is made on a VHF marine radio, Rescue 21s direction “nding capability will provide lines of bearing to the source of the transmission, enabling watch standers to more accurately direct response assets. To date, Rescue 21 has been used in more than 25,000 search and rescue cases.Ž The Rescue 21 system will work across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands the same as it does across other regions in the U.S. where the system has been deployed. The coverage radius will extend 20 miles out from the Rescue 21 towers located in Crown Mountain, St. Thomas; Blue Mountain, St. Croix; and sites at El Yunque, Cerro Maravilla and Monte del Estado, Puerto Rico. All boaters equipped with a reliable VHF marine radio can bene“t from this system regardless of their nationality. The system will also enhance U.S. COAST GUARDS RESCUE 21ADVANCED LIFESAVING TECHNOLOGY COMES TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER United States Coast Guard boat in action.PHOTO COURTESY OF UNITED STATES COAST GUARD


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 35 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 RESCUE 21 CAPABILITIES AT A GLANCEThe U.S. Coast Guards Rescue 21 capabilities in the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands region … one of the busiest sectors in the entire Coast Guard … will include the following when fully deployed in October 2011: state and local agencies. hoax calls. exact GPS position to Coast Guard units the logistics of joint agency operations, foreign and local, in the Caribbean. Now is the time for boaters to prepare by making sure they, at minimum, have a reliable VHF marine radio that will allow them to be heard by the USCG within 20 nautical miles of the shoreline. And ideally to also have a properly installed and registered radio capable of Digital Selective Calling (DSC). With a push of a single button, this life saving capability will allow vessels in distress to transmit their exact GPS position to Coast Guard units and nearby DSC-equipped vessels,Ž Kanehl explains. In order for this capability to function properly, boaters must connect their radio to their onboard GPS as well as register at www.BoatUS.com/MMSI to get an MMSI number and program it into their DSC capable radio. Boaters can “nd more information about DSC by visiting the Rescue 21 website: www.uscg.mil/acquisition/rescue21/bene“ts.asp Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


36 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011Boaters ability to monitor sea conditions in the northern Caribbean just became easier thanks to four state-of-the-art buoys newly placed off Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of the Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System (CariCOOS). CariCOOS, which is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Washington, DC, is responsible for providing coastal boaters in the U.S. Caribbean with timely, state-of the-art, coastal marine information. The organizations “rst coastal oceanographic buoy was deployed south of Caja de Muerto, Ponce, Puerto Rico, in 2009. The second buoy was set off the north coast of San Juan in 2010 and a third was installed in April seven nautical miles south of Rendezvous Bay, St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. These stateof-the-art buoys were designed and constructed by Dr. Neil Pettigrew and his physical oceanography group at the University of Maine. In addition, a sophisticated wave buoy was placed one nautical mile off Rincon, Puerto Rico, also in April. Dr. Jorge Capella, the Aguadilla, Puerto Rico-based CariCOOS modeling coordinator, says, These three buoys provide meteorological and oceanographic data such as winds, waves, currents (vertical pro“les), atmospheric pressure, water temperature and salinity, on a near real-time basis. Interested users should access www. caricoos.org and select the desired buoy from the CariCOOS Buoys tab.Ž CariCOOS is a stakeholder-based program and, as such, welcomes feedback from all users in order to maintain current buoys on a long-term basis and to justify the acquisition of additional buoys. Future ocean observing assets will be located where users express their greater need,Ž says Capella. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Seamanship & Voyaging NEW OCEANOGRAPHIC BUOYS DEPLOYEDNOAA HELP BOATERS MONITOR SEA AND WEATHER CONDITIONS BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER An oceanic buoy used for monitoring sea and weather conditions. PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA




38 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Our Natural World In our previous chapters we covered Eagle, Southern, and Caribbean Rays because they are the most commonly encountered by our readers. However, those three barely scratch the surface since there are over 500 known species of rays and skates and scientists continue to identify new species around the world in both salt and fresh water. The most magni“cent species is the Manta Ray, a pelagic plankton eater, and fortunate indeed are the few who see one in the wild. Sadly, the largest documented Manta was by-catch caught off the coast of China three years ago by local “shermen in a small “shing boat. That Manta fought to its death and was towed behind the boat because it was too large to bring aboard. It weighed approximately 3,300lb; its wingspan was over 16 feet and it was wider than the stern of the boat. It sold for less than 50 cents per pound and was rendered into “sh oil, leather, and the small fraction that was edible went to elite diners. Like many other marine creatures, little is known about the rays. How long do they live? How far do they travel? How old are they when they reach maturity? When do they begin reproducing and for how long? What is the survival rate of the young? How many are lost to by-catch, habitat destruction, and pollution? But, most importantly, a question often asked of plant and animal species that are losing ground every day in the “ght for life ƒ could rays hold the key to mans survival?MUCH MALIGNED RAYS PART 4 BY BECKY A. BAUER Magnificent Manta Ray. The most magni“cent species is the Manta Ray, a pelagic plankton eater, and fortunate indeed are the few who see one in the wild. Sadly, the largest documented Manta was by-catch caught off the coast of China three years ago by local “shermen in a small “shing boat.


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 39Historically, ethnic peoples around the world took rays for meat as well as to use their barbs as harpoons, weapons, ritualistic bloodletting tools and, between the Maya and Taino, as trade goods. Rays were a source of food for those living along coasts; however, today, ray meat is making its way to expensive restaurants where, like BlueFin tuna, it sells for exorbitant prices. Because a rays skin is covered in denticles (small, rough tooth-like protrusions), it was also used as sandpaper, especially by traditional wood carvers. A rays skin is quite tough and is often made into leather known as shagreen. Shagreen is the leather of choice for high end book bindings, handbags, travel cases, and furniture. It is also in great demand for sword and knife scabbards as well as the grips of those weapons because shagreens natural roughness prevents slippage. Also increasing in popularity is the skin of the Cowtail Ray. When smoothed and polished it becomes galuchat. Galuchat is highly prized for its pearl-like appearance and is used as decoration on expensive writing instruments, wallets, watch bands, and ornamental boxes. The pearlized leather has led many, particularly in Asia, to call this species the Pearled Ray. Many fear that Cowtail Rays are rapidly approaching extinction due to their prized skin ƒ another species falling into the abyss for the sake of human ego. Returning to the question of what secrets rays may hold that will bene“ t mankind. Just this spring, Mote Marine and researchers at University of South Florida, Daemen College, and Clemson University announced they were recipients of a $1.3 million grant from the U. S. Department of Defense. The purpose of the grant is to study the rays miraculous ability to heal wounds without complication of infection including horri“ c damage caused by shark attacks "! # !$ %&$ &( and boat strikes. Although the Defense Departments hopes lie in “ nding a treatment for battle“ eld wounds, the results of this research could bene“ t people around the world. The research will be dual-focused with studies on microbes that cause human wound infections including MRSA, the virulent anti-biotic resistant staph infection that kills thousands of hospital patients each year in the states


40 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Our Natural World alone. The second area of study will be directed at identifying what it is that prevents infection in the wounds of rays and skates. It has been known for some time that the skin of some amphibians and “sh contains an infection preventive agent; however, rays and skates are only now gaining the recognition that they, too, possess some kind of infection control agent. In reference to the rays ability to heal, Dr. Carl Luer, Manager of Motes Marine biomedical Research Program said: People have observed remarkable healing abilities in these “shes for decades, but to our knowledge there have been no controlled scienti“c studies of how this process works. We plan to look at the basic processes of wound healing and look for new chemical compounds that prevent infection.Ž Imagine the bene“t this research could produce ƒ saving lives on the battle“eld, in hospitals, nursing homes, and in our very own homes. Are we willing to trade this potential lifesaving bene“t for a $500 watch band or a $350 pen? Becky Bauer became a scuba instructor and award-winning journalist covering the marine environment in the Caribbean after 30 years as a wild and domestic animal rescuer, rehabber, and educator in the States. She is a contributing photographer to NOAA. Cowtail Stingray.


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42 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 There comes a time when either routine maintenance or repairs are required on your yacht. Scheduled work typically takes place once per year, notes Tim Miller, who with partner Julie Brown operates the 58ft Hatteras charter yacht, McGregor II out of the St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands-based Virgin Islands Charteryacht Leagues (VICL) ” eet. In the crewed yacht business in the Caribbean, most boats perform their yard work during hurricane season. For personal boats, not in charter, it depends on many factors. Then again, boats may have yard work more than once per year if something breaks or is damaged.Ž The most common routine yard work is a haul for antifouling the hull. Beyond this, the options are numerous and depend on the type of yacht,Ž says Jim Grant, who with wife Amanda, operate the 62ft catamaran, Catsy out of the Tortola-based CharterPort BVI ” eet. This year we will also have some carpentry done in one of the cabins and a new generator installed.Ž Before deciding which yard to choose, we create a list of needs,Ž explains Joan Conover, cruising station coordinator for the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) who sails aboard the Morgan OI 511, Growltiger with husband Greg and two teens, Christina and Joshua. With this list in hand, we compare work/prices and guarantees/warranties. Get everything in writing„ahead of any work„if possible, and boat WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A YARD? BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER maintenance Catsy say they take into account staff and availability of supplies and contractors when selecting a boatyard.


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 43make sure all costs are understood. It makes a much more pleasant yard trip when you and the yard see eye to eye on work to be done, timelines and costs.Ž Gustavo Hermido, commodore of Club Nautico de San Juan and owner of a Hatteras sports “ shing yacht, agrees. I prepare a list of the work Id like done two weeks in advance of having the yacht hauled. Then, I go over it in detail to make sure everything is understood.Ž What in” uences boaters in their choice of a yard? Location, facilities and services are the three key points. For ease of access, the yard needs to be nearby,Ž says John Holmberg, who owns the Captain School USVI in St. Thomas as well as a Seacat 25, IC24 and 23ft Calypso pirogue. Thats why Ive used Independent, Haulover Marine and St. Croix Marine.Ž Bob Carson, who owns CharterPort BVI, and manages 18 yachts, which are a combination of monohull and catamaran sailboats and a motor yacht, agrees. Proximity is important since I am in the yard every weekday during the summer. The second most important is a toss-up between availability (if they have space) and good, reputable, local, attending sub-contractors. Nanny Cay Marina solves almost all of these criteria, and the second most popular for us is Virgin Gorda.Ž As for facilities, Mat Bockh, who with wife Pat charters the 84ft motoryacht, NSS Pattam in the VICLs ” eet, looks for a yard thats able to lift us out of the water. That means Puerto del Rey in Puerto Rico.Ž As for services, Catsy s Grant looks at staff and availability of supplies and contractors. For example, how long has the staff being working in the yard, are they stable, especially the travel lift driver? Having a chandlery on site is very important, especially when you are working on a boat in the boat yard and constantly need tools and supplies. Having contractors on site is very important, too. Some yards only allow their own employees to perform work on the boat, and do not allow outside contractors. This limits your options and you may have to work with below par skills. If the yard allows outside contractors, or even has contractors of“ ces on site, it allows the captain/boat owner a lot of ” exibility and the ability to choose the right person for the job.Ž Security is a big issue as well, says McGregor II s Tim Miller. Does the yard have monitoring cameras? A security guard?Ž Amenities such as an on-site hotel or housing helps, says CharterPort BVIs Carson, so that the crew can stay ashore for a day or two when we haul and launch the boat. Restaurants and bars are important for everyone.Ž Finally, what would seasoned Caribbean-based boaters recommend to new-comers who are looking to have yard work done in the region? First,Ž says, Catsy s Grant, look at the history. How long has the boat yard been in operation and how long has their staff been working there? In the Caribbean, the choices are easier because there are only so many yards. Most people either stay to the north, Puerto Rico and the BVI, or go south to Grenada or Trinidad. Grenada and Trinidad have good boat yards, because so many people take their boats south to escape hurricane season. Many of these boat yards have been in operation for years and are stable.Ž Secondly,Ž recommends McGregor II s Miller, talk to other boaters who have hauled their boats out at the yard. Do a walk-through of the yard, meet the people and check out what kind of work is being done.Ž Third and “ nally,Ž adds CharterPort BVIs Carson, follow the crewed charter ” eet. They require and get the best and most timely service since they are year around clients.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Are you planning to do the work yourself or use the yard workers or contractors?PHOTO COURTESY OF IBC SHIPYARD, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


44 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Whats NEW CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS?the times they are a changingBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER at The boatyard at IGY Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia.PHOTO COURTESY OF IGY RODNEY BAY MARINA


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 45Boatyards throughout the Caribbean offer everything from routine maintenance to extensive haul-out facilities and services for sail and power boaters. Heres a sample of Whats New in yards on a number of islands. Jamaica Jamaicas northeast corner will be home to a 250-ton lift by June 2012. Part of the new Port Antonio shipyard project, the lift will be capable of lifting ships/yachts to 150ft and with a beam of up to 35ft. The shipyard will encompass all of the existing Errol Flynn Marina Boatyard, across from the Errol Flynn Marina, plus a major part of what was the massive Boundbrook Wharf where the banana industry in the Caribbean was born. The Jamaican marina/shipyard will include a variety of subcontractors such as electrical, electronics, HV/AV, and sand blasting services and a dutyfree chandlery,Ž notes Carl Vaughn III, who is heading up the project and who has been a principal of the St. Maarten IBC Shipyard in the Dominican Republic. PHOTO COURTESY OF IBC SHIPYARD Dedicated cradle area in the Satellite Boatyard, Jolly Harbour, Antigua. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOLLY HARBOUR


46 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Shipyard for the past 14 years. The facility has been designated a Free Zone which will permit the shipyard to be extremely price competitive. Dominican Republic IBC Shipyard, located at Marina Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic has recently invested in extensive staff training, says Fernando Flaquer. We train our technicians in Italy as well as in the U.S. on a wide range of skills. This has allowed us to expand our services into new areas as well as to further enable our current employees to specialize in areas such as ABYC Marine Electronic Certi“ cation and esthetics and “ nesse in carpentry and “ ber-glassing.Ž IBC Shipyard has been designated an AZIMUT Gold Repair and Service Center as well as attained a listing in the exclusive Benetti Service Center Network. VQRs (visual quality reports in the form of pictures) are sent to boat owners anywhere in the world in order to see the work being done. This service is free. Flaquer adds: Our parts logistics service area continues to grow and we are currently building a Caf with free WiFi.Ž British Virgin Islands The number of slips and amount of yard space at Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, located on Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, is set to double over the next two years. In order to do this, we plan to build a breakwater on the shallow rocky shoreline on the opposite end of the property and put in 220 slips, which will include 15 megayacht slips, and increase our total to 400 slips,Ž says Nanny Cay Marina partner Cameron McColl. Well also increase land storage from the present 100 to 360 yachts. Shoreside facilities such as restaurants, chandleries and other services will be expanded too. We anticipate completion by May 2013.Ž St. Maarten Bobbys MegaYard in Cole Bay opened in July 2010 with both 150-ton and 75-ton lifts. The yard is not “ nished and we are working on it continuously,Ž says general manager, Jeff Howell. However, the lifts are working and the yard is full of storage and working boats. We do all the bottom jobs and offer subcontractors for all services above the water line.Ž Whats New at Caribbean Boatyards Yard boss George Munro running the 100 tonne lift at the Errol Flynn Marina, Port Antonio, Jamaica.PHOTO COURTESY OF ERROL FLYNN MARINA


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 47Bobbys Mega Yard Airport Road branch is primarily a storage facility, yet bottom jobs are performed there, along with above waterline services by subcontractors. St. Lucia The boatyard at IGY Rodney Bay Marina in St. Lucia can accommodate 120 yachts. Theres a 75-ton lift, 40-ton transporter, three re“ t enclosures and a soup-to-nuts menu of technical services. New services to be added this year include sandblasting and powder blasting of keels and hulls,Ž says Portia Mogal, marketing, sales and event coordinator. Antigua North Sound Marine Services is the islands newest fullservice boatyard. Located to the north and close to St. Johns, theres a large capacity for storage ashore on a concrete base with welded stands and tie downs, a 150-ton lift, undercover storage, pressure washing, hull scraping, water supply and repair services. Dockage, slipway launching facilities and tender storage are also available as are workshops and store rooms for rent on short term lease. To the south, Jolly Harbour has installed high de“ nition CCTV cameras in its storage and working yards, which link back to the security of“ ce. In addition, theres a surfaced, dedicated yard area for up to 30 cradles for three sizes of yachts up to 70 feet. Next season the yard will add a boat bottom painting service. Finally, Antigua Slipway in English Harbour has plans for major improvements which are currently under consideration by the planning authorities. Trinidad Free WiFi and a new Internet Caf with four PCs, four laptop plug-ins, and an on-site tech to solve any problems is new at Peake Yacht Services in Chaguaramas. In addition, says owner Peter Peake, Were building a yachtsmens work area with equipment such as vices, drills and bench grinders for do-it-yourself work.Ž Next door at Power Boats Ltd., theres a new platform lift with a reach of 60 feet for doing mast work aloft as well as a new 60-ton marine hoist to augment the existing 50ton model. Weve installed 18 additional security cameras in our boatyard as well as “ lled low lying areas,Ž says managing director, Donald Stollmeyer. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. We plan to build a breakwater on the shallow rocky shoreline on the opposite end of the property and put in 220 slips ... Ž says Nanny Cay Marina partner Cameron McColl. Peakes Yacht Yard, Chaguaramas, Trinidad. PHOTO: PEAKE YACHT SERVICES


48 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 W ith all the different options out there, how do know what paint is right for your boat? It wasnt so long ago that the only real choice you had before getting your topside repainted was what color you liked best. Now, the technologies behind top-coat paints have become so complicated, its hard to know where to start. The good news, of course, is that, with advanced technology, come incredible steps forward in durability, ease of maintenance, and the “ nished look of your new paint job. Choosing the right paint and process can be challenging, but with a little information, you will be talking the talk in no time. To help guide you through the process, weve spoken to experts at several major paint manufacturers. This month, well take a look at some of the different types of top-coat paint to help you narrow down your options. Tripp Nelson, Alexseal Yacht Coatings: With the number of paint options out there, its important to really think about the area to be re“ nished. Not all areas will require the exact same results. Lets say you wanted to repaint a helm station on a yacht and that area had to be perfectly ” awless. You didnt want any texture, dirt or defects whatsoever because you wanted to be able to polish the helm station. In that case, you may want to choose an acrylic polyurethane, similar to automotive paints, because its softer, and its much easier to polish. Thats an example of where one product might be more suited than another. If youre looking at non-skid areas, you do have the option with the different paints to choose your texture. You Topcoat Part 3 SeriesUnderstanding Top Coat BY STEVE ROSENBERG


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 49can add a plastic bead to the paint to obtain a “ ne non-skid surface if you are going to be sitting on the area and youre not worried about the safety aspect. You can also choose to have a coarser non-skid area such as on the bow deck. You can tailor the non-skid surface with these polyurethane paints just by adding different amounts of beads to them. Jack Hickey, Blue Water Marine Paint: Deciding on the “ nished look youre after really drives the steps youll take choosing a top-coat product. Some “ nishes require special application methods and speci“ c skills such as spraying or tent drying. If you want the maximum in longevity and appearance and youve chosen a polyurethane “ nish and the appropriate system of primers and “ lling/fairing compounds, you should be asking for the marina, boatyard or painting contractor for their experience with spray techniques and any available testimonials to their experience, such as previous boats he has repainted. In general, the service or use of the boat hull to be painted has little to do with the choice of topcoat system; however, the life expectancy, inherent durability and both initial and longer-term appearance usually drives the choices. One thing to remember when planning your painting project is that your choice of topcoats, primers and compounds should all come from a single manufacturer if possible. This can alleviate any liability questions incurred as a result of a paint-system failure. Failures are rare but it is always a good idea to stay with one vendor for the products to be applied as well as the marine, boatyard or contractor used. Jim Seidel, Interlux Yacht Finishes: Marine alkyd enamels are single-part paints. They use synthetically produced resins that give good coverage and hide. They are easy to use and ” ow out well. Another option is a single-package polyurethane that uses a blend of alkyd and urethane resins that are more durable than marine alkyd enamels. They have excellent gloss, gloss retention and provide excellent abrasion resistance. Finally, you have twopart polyester polyurethane products with a hard, abrasionresistant coating with high gloss and extreme durability. Twopart polyurethanes come in two types, polyester polyurethane and acrylic polyurethane. Polyester polyurethanes were originally developed for the aircraft industry and are hard abrasion resistant coatings that are very durable but are dif“ cult to repair. Acrylic polyurethanes were developed for the automotive market where there was need for a hard coating that was easier to repair if it became scratched or nicked. They dry faster than polyester polyurethanes and can be buffed for a higher gloss if necessary. While polyester polyurethanes are the most popular type used in the yacht market, acrylic polyurethanes are used because of ease and speed of application and their ability to be repaired easily. Coming next month: Well look at the best ways to maintain your new paint job and different methods of removing stains and minor damage. Steve Rosenberg is the former editorial director of Boating World magazine and now writes exclusively about boating and yachting. Interlux Half boat project: Office and factory workers restored half of this boat to show what two part polyurethane can do. PHOTO COURTESY OF INTERLUX YACHT FINISHES


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SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 51 Cuba Sitting in the vanishing afternoon light, sipping a cold mojito in the faded Grandeur of Plaza Cathedral while listening to the beat of Cuban jazz, its easy to picture the splendor of Havanas hedonistic past. The small square ”anked by the Havana cathedral has been described as music set in stone. This is perhaps reminiscent of all of Havana, from crumbling ruins to the recently renovated buildings and churches; the whole city resonates with melodic undertones. Walking around Havana Vieja (old Havana), a Unesco World Heritage Site, you get a feeling of a city suspended in time and yet life goes on. Cuban jazz ”oats around every corner. Streets are alive with hustle and bustle as locals go about their daily lives and tourists swarm to see history in the making. Old ladies smoking fat cigars sit on street corners and classic old Chevrolets cruise the highways. Everything you envision Havana to be, it is and more. Huge Spanish colonial buildings of enormous proportion line the streets. In the old town, buildings have been restored in an effort to encourage tourists to visit its former glory. Yet, for every beautifully restored mansion, church or building, you will see others in ruin. And HIGH TIMES IN HAVANACUBAS WORLD HERITAGE SITE STORY AND PHOTOS BY ROSIE BURR Continued on page 53 Our boat Alianna tied up at the famous Marina Hemmingway.


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SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 53 Cuba for every pristine Chevrolet you will see a dozen beat up old Ladas or Fiats. There are many landmarks and sights to see while exploring Havanas dramatic past. All the forts date back to early Spanish occupation, including the magni“ cent El Morro fortress, as well as the former palaces and Havana Cathedral surrounding the Cathedral Plaza. Large buildings and palaces, in” uenced by the French, with neoclassical designs, were built during the late 1800s early 1900s. The colossal Capitolio, inspired by the US Capitol building, is a massive 72m (238ft) high and dominates the centre of Havana. The Grand Theatre is an immensely ornate building inside and out and the Museum de la Revolucion„interesting enough on its own„is housed within the former Presidential Palace. The Plaza de la Revolucion is actually home to a 142m (468ft) high memorial to Jose Marti, a poet, writer and nationalist leader during the late 19th century. Looking down on the plazas north side, the face of Che Guevara is marked indelibly on the side of the Internal Affairs building. On windy days the famous Malecon, a sea front road that runs between the city and the ocean, is often covered in huge spumes of seawater spray. A great way to tour the city is either by horse and carriage or on one of the little yellow bubble taxies that weave in and out of the traf“ c. But all this wealth and spender is of a bygone age. Today, life under a socialist regime shows. We took our boat to Marina Hemmingway, as you are not allowed to anchor elsewhere. The huge marina, made up of four, long, man-made canals, is almost empty. The of“ cials that climb on board are friendly and courteous, but some, not all, ask for a small gift. Anything is accepted … deodorant, unwanted clothes, baseball caps, cooking oil and soap … are all luxury items. They leave most grateful. The dock master tells us he earns $18 US a month. Everyday the doctor comes around to ask if we feel unwell, though this is perhaps more due to the bird ” u epidemic that was around Continued from page 51 Continued on page 55 The impressive Capitolio and the equally impressive Havana Grand Theatre in the background are at the centre of Havana. The colossal Capitolio, inspired by the US Capitol building, is a massive 72 meters (238ft) high and dominates the centre of Havana. The Grand Theatre is an immensely ornate building inside and out.


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SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 55 Cuba at the time. The marina is ten miles from Havana; our taxi driver is a doctor who earns more driving the streets than in the medical profession. There are two currencies: one for the Cubans, the CUP, the local Peso, and the convertible tourist peso, the CUC, which runs on par with the US dollar. The dual currency has divided the economy into the haves (CUCs) and the havenots (CUPs). Anything you can buy with the Cuban pesos is incredibly cheap, especially by foreign standards, but your goods are limited. Its the convertible peso that has the buying power, although at hugely in”ated prices. The government subsidizes local housing and a basic ration of food including rice, dried beans, cooking oil, soap and toothpaste; there is free medical care and an education system. But most houses dont have a phone let alone a mobile phone or computer. There is no free press or freedom of speech. Despite all the hardships, Cubans are a kind, solidary people surviving years of embargo and isolation. Havana is fascinating, as rich in history as it is in culture. At “rst glance it looks like a crumbling old city that has recently been ravaged by war. But if you look a bit closer you will “nd a vibrant, magni“cent city, albeit one that is shabby around the edges. Rosie and her husband, both from the UK, have cruised the Caribbean and North America for the last seven years on Alianna their Corbin39. Continued from page 53The modern looking yellow bubble taxis are a great way to see the city. Che Guevera adorns the side of the Internal Affairs building.


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SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 57 United States Virgin Islands For the “rst time in the history of U.S. Virgin Islands yachting, two sailors achieved a podium “nish at the 41st Annual ISAF (International Sailing Federation) Youth World Sailing Championships, held in Zadar, Croatia, July 7th … 16th. Nikki Barnes, age 17 of St. Thomas, and Agustina Barbuto, age 15 of St. John, won bronze medals in the Girls 420 event, defeating teams from 28 nations and bowing out only to the winning team from Austria and second place team from the USA. Light winds proved challenging during the “ve-day, 10race regatta. A protest by the Italian team on the second to last day and the USVIs team disquali“cation in one race upped the tension going into the “nal day. Yet, Barnes skippering and Barbuto crewing aboard the two-person, spinnaker-”ying dinghy came back with focus and determination to soundly earn their bronze medals with a 16 point lead over the fourth place “nishers from Australia. We knew we wouldnt be able to move up to second with only one race left because of the point spread,Ž says Barnes, about her outlook going into the “nal day. So, we went out to have fun, to enjoy it and to go fast rather than to worry about the outcome.Ž A key to the teams success from a crew standpoint,Ž says Barbuto, was that I always was looking out of the boat, keeping an eye on the competition which was pretty intense.Ž Heidi Coyle and Alex Coyle, both of St. John, served as Team Leader and Coach, respectively, providing much needed support to the girls in such an elite level sailing competition Barnes, Barbuto and the Coyles are all members of St. Thomas Yacht Club. A total of 358 sailors from 59 nations competed in the regatta. In addition to both Girls and Boys divisions in the 420, other classes included Laser Radials, SL 16s, 29ers, and RSX. Many former ISAF Youth Worlds medallists have moved on to achieve greatness in the Olympic Games, Americas Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race, and the two USVI girl sailors look to follow in their footsteps. Report submitted by Carol M. Bareuther. YOUTH SAILING USVIS BARNES & BARBUTO MAKE HISTORY Nikki Barnes (left) and Agustina Barbuto. PHOTO: HEIDI COYLE


58 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 British Virgin Islands The six-member team of sailors representing the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club (AYSC) won the 13th Premiers Cup International Youth Regatta, held July 8th…10th, out of Nanny Cay Marina, in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Team Anguilla won by four points, but that belies the incredibly close racing that existed between them and Team St. Croix,Ž says organizer, Tom Gerker. The last “ nish out of the 18 races that we ran over the two-day regatta was so close that team members wanted to see photos of the “ nish to satisfy themselves. This marks the “ rst time in 18 years that the “ rst place team did not start with the pre“ x St. Anguilla left last year having placed second and vowed to win this years event. They did and they did it by competing hard, making few mistakes and maintaining outstanding sportsmanship and fellowship.Ž YOUTH SAILING TEAM ANGUILLA WINS PREMIERS CUP INTERNATIONAL YOUTH REGATTA BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Team Anguilla, winners of the 2011 Premiers Cup.PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN LEWIS


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 59 Continued on page 61 The AYSC team, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Anguilla, consisted of Kendall Richardson (captain), Ethan Lloyd (timer/navigator), Starlin Rosario (main trimmer), Romero Gumbs (trimmer), Kadeem Joseph (tactician) and Derick Carty (jib trimmer) Team Anguillas win came on the heels of a lot of hard work and practice. Unfortunately we do not have any IC 24s here in Anguilla,Ž explains AYSC coach, Chris Simon. Thus, we trained in 420s and used the 420s as a good training tool for tactics. It was very dif“cult though not being able to train in the same boats. This was the “rst time that all of the kids had sailed on the same boat since last years regatta. It was a great feeling for all of the kids to win such a great event. The team will be back next year to defend.Ž Sailors battled through a mix of conditions ranging from sun and 12 to15 knot winds to squalls with 20-knotplus gusts. Team Anguilla showed its dominance right from the start with “ve “rst place “nishes in the morning on the “rst day. Yet, they lost their groove a bit in the afternoon when scores as low as a “fth place landed them in second and one point behind St. Croix going into the second and “nal day. Renewed focus and determination proved the winning ticket as the team bounced back and earned the coveted win. Eight teams participated in this regatta. They are (with accompanying scores): Anguilla (42), St. Croix (46), St. Lucia (66), BVI (68), Puerto Rico (71), Antigua (103), Grenada (115), and the USA (135). This is the “rst time Grenada has sent a team. Competition on the sea blended with camaraderie on land. Team members stay in tents set up on Nanny Cays grassy beach-side lawn. The event is as much about fellowship and getting to know youth from other countries as it is about competing,Ž Gerker explains. The tent village promotes that. Although each team has a group of two to three tents with their country ”ag ”ying above it, they all get together in the space between the tents to lime, play dominoes and The event is as much about fellowship and getting to know youth from other countries as it is about competing,Ž Gerker explains. The tent village promotes that ... they all get together in the space between the tents to lime, play dominoes and share electronic devices.Ž


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SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 61 British Virgin Islands share electronic devices. This year we were lucky enough to have WiMax station right in the village. So everyone could get on line.Ž The Rotary Club of Tortola initiated and sponsored KATS (Kids and the Sea) BVI, a seamanship program, more than two decades ago and this led to the advent of this regatta. The Premiers Cup is named for long-time KATS BVI supporter, The Honorable Ralph T. ONeal. This year, the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs of the BVI, as well as Nanny Cay Marina and Digicel were primary regatta organizers and sponsors. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Continued from page 59 Tight racing in the Premiers Cup. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN LEWIS




SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 63 St. Maarten / St. Martin The St. Maarten marine service industry took a large step forward in July with the arrival of a new 75 ton KMI Sea-Lift. The lift, said to be the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, was brought to the island by St. Maarten Shipyard NV., and is in operation at their yard alongside the Simpson Bay Lagoon. The mammoth task of assembling the massive machine fell to Mike Unger, “eld representative for KMI Sea-Lift, and a team from the St. Maarten Shipyard. Unger said he was impressed by the speed at which the lift went together and praised the workers at the shipyard for their diligence. This is a big piece of equipment. Its our newest model and the “rst one of its type,Ž explained Unger. Its taken us exactly eight days from it being in its shipped condition to being fully operational.Ž Although massive, the Sea-Lift is extremely maneuverable. The Sea-Lift is new technology. All you need is a boat ramp. It speeds up haul outs and increases yard capacity,Ž said Unger. The 75 ton lift can haul boats of up to 80ft in length. Yachts that are too narrow to sit on the hoist can be hauled in slings hung below the two arms. Catamarans and trimarans will like the Sea-Lift because the lifting arms, which are “tted with dual air bunks, “t beneath the yachts structural supports, reducing the stress that can be imposed on multihulls when they are hauled using traditional slings. We are hoping that the new Sea-Lift will see the return of some of the big charter catamarans to St. Maarten to be worked on here,Ž said Jeff Boyd, Managing Director of St. Maarten Shipyard. He said having looked at another new hoist that is operating in St. Maarten, he saw no reason for the two businesses to directly compete with each other. We looked at a specialty market that we feel we can capture and that we can do a better job with, and we bought the equipment that can do it. There isnt another hoist like it in the world today.Ž For information about the St. Maarten Shipyard, visit: www.stmaartenshipyard.com Details about the Sea-Lift line of products can be found at: http://www.sea-lift.com Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea He hosts the radio show YachtBlast on Island 92, St. Maarten, and is the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High Visit his website: http://garyebrown.net MODEL 75 SEA-LIFT SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions Length Overall: 87ft (26.5m), Lift Height: 17.5ft (5.3m), Width Overall: 23.5ft (7m), Turn Radius: 81ft (24.7m), Height Overall: 16ft (5m) Weights Lift Capacity: 75 tons, 68 tonnes Machine Weight: 125,000lb (56,699kg)ST. MAARTEN SHIPYARD INCREASE HAUL OUT CAPABILITY NEW KMI 75 TON SEA-LIFT IN OPERATION BY GARY E. BROWN The new 75 ton KMI Sea-Lift at the St. Maarten Shipyard.PHOTO: JANET BROWN/OCEANMEDIA


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SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 65 St. Barth photo: Chris Lewis / Alloy Yachts !ALEXSEAL.COM EU: +49 (0) 40 75 10 30 > USA: +1 843 654 7755 It looks as if the Saint Barth Cata-Cup for F18 class catamarans will be even bigger in 2011 than it was in 2010, when a record number of 45 two-person teams competed in this annual event. As of mid-July, there were 53 catamarans pre-registered (some waiting for “nal con“rmation) for the event. This means at least 106 sailors will gather for what is becoming a major multi-hull competition in the Caribbean. Those sailors include the winners of the 2010 Saint Barth Cata-Cup, the US team of John Casey and Dalton Tebo, as well as Augustine and Timothy Mazurel, winners of the Gentleman Cup held in June in La Rochelle, France. There are also six teams from Saint Barth, along with entries from Italy, Martinique, Belgium, Guadeloupe, Switzerland, Monaco, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Canada, France, St Martin, and the US. In the meantime, the Saint Barth team of Jeff Lede and Vincent Jordil, who are among the Cata-Cup organizers, participated in the world championships in Hungary in June. We were very happy with our performance at the world championships,Ž said Lede. We knew the level would be very competitive and it gave Vincent and me a chance to increase our racing experience. We “nished 12th and 9th on the “rst two legs, but had to abandon the third race due to a broken boom when we tried to unfurl the spinnaker.Ž While competing, Lede and Jordil took the opportunity to promote the Cata-Cup in Saint Barth, see how worldclass events are organized, and sail against the giants in the F18 catamaran class. Now they hope to compete again in the 2012 world championships in California. For details about the Saint Barth Cata-Cup, visit: www. stbarthcatacup.comST BARTH CATA-CUP NOV 16TH … 20TH 2011 The St. Barth Cata-Cup is a major multi-hull competition in the Caribbean.


66 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Grenada Visitors to Grenada are rewarded with a healthy mix of interesting sights, natural wonders and friendly people. For cruisers another compelling ingredient is added to this cocktail: plenty of comfortable and gorgeous anchorages. The island of Grenada and its sister island Carriacou both provide enough wet and dry activities to keep you entertained, whether it is during the quieter hurricane season or the bustling winter months. Renting a car to explore Grenadas interior is easily done from one of the southern anchorages or the capital St. Georges. By asking some friends along for the ride, you not only share the cost, but also the wonderful experiences. Most of the islands sights can be visited in a day or two. With a free tourist map, and directions from friendly locals, youre on your way to a fun day of historic sites, waterfalls, pretty beaches and„if time permits„glorious jungle walks. Inquiring whether a cruise ship is in town during the high season helps you avoid the crowds. Grenadas attractions are numerous. Depending on your mood and physical condition, you can take your pick. Saint Georges shows off a picturesque waterfront, many churches, and a fort housing the police station. The “sh market is very affordable and the souvenir and produce market colorful and well stocked. Grocery stores are plentiful. It is also easy and cheap to take the bus into the capital or swing by with your boat. The Grand Etang Forest Reserve pulls you in with serene Grand Etang Lake, refreshing waterfalls and hikes. On the way there, Annandale Falls is a popular and easy to reach stop. You can venture behind the falls if you like. GRENADATHE ISLAND THAT ADDS SPICESTORY AND PHOTOS BY LIESBET COLLAERT


SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 67Towards the north of the Isle of Spice, one passes historical Belmont Estate, an authentic 17th century plantation where visitors can take tours of the grounds and observe the organic farm, gardens, heritage museum and cocoa processing facilities. An exquisite and breezy restaurant whips up tasty dishes, and organic chocolate can be obtained from the Grenada Chocolate Company, located on site. A stop at attractive Bathway Beach, with food and drink booths and a reef-protected swimming area; and at Levera Bay, with its pretty views of Sugar Loaf, Green Island and Sandy Island, are not to be missed. The area of Sauteurs commemorates the indigenous Carib people. At Caribs Leap (also called Leapers Hill), on the north side of the island, scores of Caribs jumped to their deaths to avoid being enslaved. Scattered around the island are numerous rum factories and nutmeg plants that tease and please your senses. Gouyave is the “ sh capital of Grenada and on Friday night the weekly “ sh fry offers something for every seafood fan(atic). Concord Falls is another refreshing and beautiful attraction worthy of a stop. For cruisers, anchoring possibilities abound, from the well protected southern bays, of which Prickly Bay, Clarkes Court Bay, Mt. Hartman Bay and Hog Island are the most popular, to the less frequented and smaller west coast harbors. If you are looking for marine services, happy hour bars, restaurants and other amenities (like propane, fuel and diesel); Prickly Bay, Clarkes Court Bay and St. Georges are Continued on page 69Morne Rouge Bay. Mark, Liesbet and Darwin on Paradise Beach. Boatbuilding at Windward.




SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 69 Grenada your best bets. Peaceful and good-looking Morne Rouge Bay keeps the deeper draft vessels away. Free moorings off Molinire Point invite you to snorkel through the underwater sculpture park, while the many local “shing boats further north indicate that you are approaching Gouyave. In settled weather, a stop at Ronde Island on the way to Carriacou is a must. The water is crystal clear and the snorkeling brilliant. If you are lucky, nobody else is around and youre comfortable enough to spend the night under a brilliant star-“lled sky. The main anchorage in Carriacou is Tyrell Bay, which appears busy at “rst sight, but the pace and atmosphere ashore is very Caribbean: relaxed, friendly and no rush allowed. Admire the boat builders in Windward or take a walk to Paradise Beach for yet another pretty white strand and a good view of Sandy Island. Anchoring is no longer allowed at Sandy Island but moorings are available for rent. Arriving in Carriacou, the capital Hillsborough is where you check in. The country of Grenada consists of another biggish island: Petit Martinique. It has a different vibe and stocking up here is said to be affordable. The pace is slow and theres not much more to do than watch the handful of cars drive back and forth over the mile-long road. By now most of Grenadas offerings are checked off, explored and enjoyed, but do not despair. A short sail from Carriacou brings you to the gorgeous Grenadines. Liesbet Collaert is a former teacher and freelance writer who lives and cruises on S/V Irie with her husband, Mark. For more stories and pictures, check out their website www.itsirie.com and her blog http://xwaters.com/blogs/liesbets-blog Hillsborough, Carriacou. Annandale Falls. Continued from page 67


70 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Trinidad Champion sailboat racer; avid power boater and owner of a yard known for its high-quality yacht repairs, re“ts and restorations. Trinidads Peter Peake wears all of these hats and more. None of this should be surprising since he hails from a boating family whose roots on this Southern Caribbean island nation stretch back to the 1800s. Weve been in boating for generations,Ž says Peake. My father, for example, has built 42 wooden boats. We kids would help him and wed take the boats out as well, both power and sail. We all got boats of our own when we grew up. In fact, between my father, my two brothers and I, we own 44 boats … and Im not talking about dinghies. Now you can see why we needed a boatyard.Ž There werent really any yards in Trinidad until the early 90s. Prior to this, boaters on the island took their vessels to Grenada to haul. We knew we were in a good location as far as hurricanes. Chavez had taken power and Venezuela was starting to have problems with Chavez, so some cruisers stopped going there, and the advent of GPS was allowing armchair sailors to feel comfortable to go out and cruise,Ž says Peake. All of these factors helped to increase yachting in the Caribbean.Ž Peake and his family, who already owned businesses such as manufacturing air conditioning equipment and PROFILE: PETER PEAKEPEAKE YACHT SERVICES BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Weve been in boating for generations,Ž says Peake. My father, for example, has built 42 wooden boats. We kids would help him and wed take the boats out as well, both power and sail. We all got boats of our own when we grew up.Ž Continued on page 73Peter Peake and his winning team at the 2008 BVI Spring Regatta.PHOTO: DEAN BARNES


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SEPTEMBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 73 Trinidad selling marine hardware, signed a 60-year lease with the Chaguaramas Development Authority for 18 acres on Trinidads northwest coast. Peake Yacht Services opened in 1994. A 150-ton travelift was soon added and the yard has since been expanded to a storage facility for over 350 boats. In the 1970s we wouldnt see more than ten visiting boats,Ž says Peake. However, weve had a strong local sailing and racing community dating back to the 50s and 60s.Ž What Peake, and many others in Trinidad, didnt foresee was a succession of extremely devastating hurricanes in the mid 1990s that sent cruisers in droves to the islands yards. There were growing pains, and ”y-by-night operators popped up, but the global economic recession has since led the un-reputable folks to jump ship and the solid highquality folks to remain. Our business is down about ten per cent, but we have 20 percent more work and sales are up “ve to eight per cent,Ž says Peake. One reason is that cruisers, who may not have the funds to cruise, are leaving their boat in the yard with us longer now.Ž Peakes philosophy of business is to upgrade quality rather than focus purely on price. Its a strategy that works. He and his staff have handled everything from luxury racing maxis to a 16ft sloop whose owner sailed her around the world three times. Peake is a hands-on owner himself who has more often re“tted or restored then bought new. I can work on my boat and at the same time on the one next to it, too,Ž he says. Its a good reason to come to work.Ž Peake is de“nitely not all work and no play when it comes to yachting. If it ”oats, I love it. On my to-do list are to drive an airboat and a submarine,Ž says Peake. Most people dont know that I race sailboats as well as powerboats.Ž Continued from page 70 Peter Peake and Storm at the 2011 BVI Spring Regatta. PHOTO: DEAN BARNES


74 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 !""#"$% %&'() *'+,))"" -.""(+"/&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. Trinidad Peakes sailboat racing career started right off the bat with a podium “nish. I saw the Henderson 30s being built here in Trinidad and it was exciting,Ž he explains. We won Tobago Sailing Week in 2002 right after I bought Slippery When Wet .Ž When Les Crouch put his Reichel/Pugh 44, Storm up for sale four years ago, Peake bought it. He subsequently racked up several victories throughout the Caribbean from the BVI Spring Regatta south to Grenada Sailing Week. Peake isnt giving up sailing, but after a ten-year hiatus he has returned to his powerboat roots. He took over as president of the Trinidad & Tobago Powerboat Association last year and he entered a new boat in this years world-famous offshore Carib Beer Great Race. Its a super charged 46-foot catamaran we named Monster ,Ž says Peake, who crewed the vessel with son, Daniel, Keith Murray and 1998 Great Race winner, Joey Sabeeney. The monstrously-fast vessel, which has been clocked at a speed of up to 181 mph, is a Douglas Skater design powered by two 1200 HP V8 engines. Looking ahead industry-wise, Peake foresees a bright future. I think as the world economy improves, a whole new more-af”uent wave of people will be buying boats again and this will boost yachting overall,Ž he says. Already, we saw seven to eight new boats coming for the Great Race this year that have never been to the Caribbean.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Peter Peake.


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S EPTE MB E R 20 11 A LL ATSEA.NET 87 Brokerage 2004 58 Privilege 585  750.000 2003 58 Catana $1,199,000 1997 60 Fountaine Pajot $539,000 2001 50 Horizon $439,000 2008 50 Lagoon $749,900 2010 54 Gold Coast $590,000 1988 40 Three cs pilot house for US$140,000.00 1994 45 Vickers 45 US$45,000.00 1983 42Panoceanic US$89000.00 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 ............................................(under offer) US$30,000 42 1983 Panoceanic ...................................................................US$89000 42 1986 Endeavour ....................................................................US$98,000 43 1985 Gitana .........................................................................US$115,000 43 1999 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon ................................................EU247,500 44 1979 Saraband Steel .......................................................................sold 44 1990 Jeanneau Sun Magic ...................................................US$80,000 45 1994 Vickers 45 .....................................................................US$45,000 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 ......................................................................EU250,0001979 37 CYS US$65,000.00 1989 51 Beneteau (owners version) US$160,000.00


88 A LL ATSEA.NET S EPTE MB E R 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 Sailboats SailboatsPANOCEANIC 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@hotmail.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. FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE, 54FT CLASSIC GULFSTAR YAWL 77. Fair Condition. Yacht is too big for me now. Quick sale required hence reduced price from advertised from $79,000 to $48,000. OR Exchange for good condition 38ft to 42ft Sloop. Contact captharry@hotmail.co.uk Below waterline OK condition. Above waterline and deck in need of major TLC. Mast and rigging need inspecting. Interior stripped. Perkins 4108 diesel not installed and condition unknown. Located Culebra Puerto Rico. $500.00 or make me an offer. Call Karen 787 530 1793 RHODES OFFSHORE / EMPIRE 40 BRETT ASHLEY,Ž Beautiful, award winning, 3 cabin yawl. Well maintained/restored. New main mast, boom and sail. Harken furler with new genoa. Low engine hours. Grenada based. Photos/further info on request. US$95 000 contact k8global@yahoo.com 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 FOR SALE: 28 1990 Cape DoryClassic, single diesel, Flybridge $45,000 St. Thomas Yacht Sales340-779-1660yachts@islands.viJ-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 1999 JEANNEAU 361. Located Cartagena. US$85,000. Visit www. casalafe.com/taree.htm 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 FOR SALE. 39 FT GANLEY DESIGN STEEL SAILBOAT FOR SALE. Project for the right person. Continued from page 86 Complete rebuild with nidacor, surveyed May 2011 Yanmar 240 HP engines & full electronic package. US$115,000.00 Tel: 345-949-3200 Email: bayside@candw.ky FOR SALE 1982 31 Bertram Read what you LOVE ... all the time, any time! SUBSCRIBE TO ALL AT SEA U.S. Subscriber, 12 issues $29.95 Canada Subscriber, 12 issues $39.95 Non-U.S./Canada Subscriber, 12 issues $64.95 subscribe@allatsea.net


S EPTE MB E R 20 11 A LL ATSEA.NET 89 Brokerage 48 Hughes Yawl, 1970 Classic S&S design, strong and fast Great value for the handy sailor $49,000 53 Gallant Ketch, 1968 Rare offering, historic English built cruiser This yacht will take you anywhere $149,500 42 Thomas Passenger Vessel, 1984 COI for 14 pax, recent USCG inspection 500 hp. Yanmar, many upgrades $175,000 46 Jefferson Motor Yacht, 2000 3 cabin, 3 head, galley up, dual helms Twin cats, genset, a/c. Bring offers $165,000 34 Mainship Rum Runner Classic, 2006 Twin Yanmars with very low hours Genset, a/c hardtop, limited edition $155,000 32 Catalina Sloop, 1996 New sails, roller furling and electronics 2008 Roomy design with swim platform, $55,000 SAIL 72 1990 Custom … Aluminum center cockpit, flush deck cutter ......$699,000 55 1984 Baltic … High performance racer/cruiser, custom interior ..$299,000 52 1990 T ayana … Aft cockpit owners version, equipped for passage ...$224,000 49 2003 Bavaria … Owners layout, private never chartered, low usage .$230,000 48 1976 Cheoy Lee Clipper … Luders Ketch, new rig and sails 2010 .$110,000 45 1978 Endurance … CC Pilothouse Ketch, ferro cement hull, beautiful .$125,000 44 1967 Luders … Classic Naval Yawl, partial refit, Perkins, must see ...$75,000 42 2001 Cabo Rico … High quality cutter, fully equipped, great condition ...$329,000 42 1989 Endeavour … Center cockpit, two cabin two head, genset, a/c ..$119,000 40 1994 Beneteau Oceanis … Repowered 05, new sails and rigging 09-10 .$75,000 39 1974 South Sea … Steel passage maker, original owner, bring offers .$55,000 38 1978 Van de Stadt … Steel passage maker, new sails, 05 engine & more....$69,000 37 1979 ODay … Center cockpit sloop, newer Yanmar, dinghy & more ..$28,900 36 1983 Frers … Racing design built by Hinterholler, carbon fiber mast .....$20,000 33 1985 Beneteau … 10 meter racer, custom bulb keel, custom rudder ...$20,000 32 1966 Gulf … Solid fiberglass pilothouse, Perkins, good sails and rig .$25,000 POWER 65 1989 V iking Motor Yacht … GMs, 4 cabin, 3 head, dual helms ...$450,000 55 1986 Angel Cockpit Motor Yacht … Cats, dual gens. flybridge & more .....$150,000 48 1982 Hatteras Cockpit Motor Yacht … GMs, 2/2 layout, flybridge ...$185,000 40 1999 T iara … Hardtop, twin cats, recent haulout, complete w/dinghy ....$200,000 38 1967 Camcraft … Aluminum crew boat, completely refit in 2002 ..$ 50,000 34 2002 Mainship Pilot … Single Yanmar, bow thruster, full cabin, clean .$110,000 30 2007 Renaissance Power Cat … Twin Suzuki 225 hp 4-stroke, offers ....$99,000 30 2000 Mainship Pilot … Single Yanmar, bow thruster, full cabin .....$79,000 30 2001 Pursuit 3070 … Center console w/T-top, twin Yamaha 250s, head ...$49,000 24 2008 Seaway … Downeast runabout Yamaha cuddy cabin, like new ....$78,500 MARITIME YACHT SALESLocated in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI Member of The Yacht Brokers Association of America Visit us online at www.maritimeyachtsales.com C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-774-3175 F: 340-774-3509 yachts@viaccess.net


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96 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2011 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning THE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSONAs the summer months wind to an end, it is a great opportunity to take advantage of the abundant fruits, vegetables and meats that are just beginning to come into season. Autumn cooking can incorporate some of the most hearty and satisfying dishes. Purchasing seasonal foods is a healthy and cost effective way to approach food shopping. Grocery stores tend to stock up on these items in bulk, making them less expensive for you. The Farmers Market is the best place to “nd seasonal fruits and vegetables in your area. Happy cooking! THAI CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP Preparation time: 10 mins. Cooking time: 20 mins. Serves: 4. 2 Tbsp sesame oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 tsp minced ginger 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 cup natural chunky peanut butter 1 cup crushed tomatoes Chopped cilantro In a soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger and chicken. Cook 2 … 3 minutes stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink on the outside. Dissolve the peanut butter in the crushed tomatoes; add the mixture to the soup pot along with the chicken broth and “sh sauce and bring to a boil. Add the noodles; reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the cabbage and cook another 5 minutes. Stir in the bean sprouts and scallions; turn off heat. Ladle soup into bowls and top each with cilantro. TANDOORI CHICKEN WITH CUCUMBER RAITA AND PINEAPPLE CHUTNEY Preparation time: 15 mins. Cooking time: 20 mins. Serves: 4. 3/4 tsp coarse ground sea salt 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp chili powder or to taste 10 turns fresh ground black pepper 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt juice of one fresh lime 1 Tbsp “nely-minced fresh ginger 3 cloves garlic, peeled and “nely minced 4 skinless chicken thighs, 4 skinless chicken legs (or whatever part of the chicken you like) Place all the ingredients in a large zip-lock freezer bag, except chicken. Mix thoroughly. Score the chicken ”esh deeply in a couple of places and add to the bag. Massage the bag to mix the ingredients and coat the chicken pieces. Refrigerate the chicken overnight. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade and fry the pieces, with the thick marinade clinging to them, in a hot oiled grill pan until dark on one side. Flip and fry until darkened on the other side. Check and make sure the chicken is cooked through. If not, add a bit of water to the pan to loosen any caramelized bits, and place in a 350F (180C) oven for about 10 minutes, or until cooked through. CUCUMBER RAITA Preparation time: 10 mins. Chilling time: 20 mins. Serves: 4 8. 1 seedless cucumber, “nely chopped 1 cup Greek-style yogurt Lots of “nely minced garlic Juice of one fresh lime or to taste 1/2 cup “nely chopped mint Mix all together and chill before serving. PINEAPPLE CHUTNEY Preparation time: 10 mins. Chilling time: 20 mins. Serves: 4 8. 1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks (cut each in half) 3/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted 1 tsp chili powder or to taste Juice of one fresh lime Mix all together. Serve chilled or room temperature. 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. SEASONAL SEPTEMBER RECIPES 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 Tbsp “sh sauce 6 oz rice noodles 2 cups shredded green cabbage 1 cup canned bean sprouts, drained 1/4 cup chopped scallions