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8 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Editors Log As a commercial skipper living in the Caribbean I have seen incredible changes in the charter boat industry. When I arrived in the West Indies all types of salt-stained vessels were carrying paying guests up and down the island chain. Captains and crew were characters, brought up in the old school of sailing. You went barefoot on deck, wore hacked-off Levis and an earring or two. At the end of the day you drank rum with the guests. It was expected, and you had better be able to spin a good yarn, too, if you wanted your guests to spread the word and increase your business. I knew at least two charter boats that worked 46 weeks of the year. One was made of crumbling concrete and the other ancient “berglass. Both boats constantly broke down and it wasnt unusual for the guests to “nd themselves called on to help change a head gasket on an ailing main engine, or being sent off to beg for ice when the refrigeration died. The guests never seemed to be able to get enough of this abuse and they returned every year, to ”y home rejuvenated, with a bag full of wonderful stories to tell. Dont get me wrong, the charter trade, as we know it today, is a wonderful thing. In this edition you will meet people who are living the dream, couples who have set up their own charter boat business or perhaps are about to do so. It is Gary E. Brown, Editor SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLLhard work and many fall by the wayside. Those who succeed garner great rewards, not just “nancially but with a lifestyle that most can only imagine. One place you will not visit on your charter boat vacation is the island of Haiti. The island is of signi“cant historic interest and home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but right now there are few tourists to see them. The glory days of Haiti are long gone and the island is the sick man of the Caribbean. Politics apart, Haiti seems to attract more than its fair share of natural disasters and is still reeling from the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake of 2010. Getting aid to the outlying regions has always been a problem. A Florida based group of yachtsmen, calling themselves Sailors Without Borders, rose to the challenge in a unique way and began carrying aid to Haiti aboard their yachts. Their superb effort is forging a bond between two completely different worlds. In our article on page 63 you will see some of the results of their efforts. Glorious charter boats, “shermen eking out a living on some devastated coast, cruisers and racers, we are all connected by the seaƒone people, one planet. Sometimes it takes an organization like Sailors Without Borders, to remind us of that. After months of waiting she “nally arrived from Europe. I walked around, taking in her sexy shape. When I could stand it no longer, I touched her, caressed her; ran my hands over and under her, stroking her “rmness with trembling “ngers. When no one was looking, I slid out my tape and measured her vital statistics. Yep, right size, one 8X4 sheet of 4mm steel. Now, at last, I can start repairing my boat.


10 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 FEATURES 44 SO YOU WANT TO CHARTER YOUR YACHT IN THE CARIBBEAN? Heres How!46 TERM CHARTER DAY CHARTER Which is Right for You?50 CHARTER YACHTING: Forecasts and Trends COVER SHOT: Moorings Charter guests having fun on their sail into the North Sound, Virgin Gorda. Photo: www.yachtshotsbvi.com THIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE50October 2011DEPARTMENTS 8 EDITORS LOG14 WHERE IN THE WORLD?16 CARIBBEAN NEWS18 NEW PRODUCTS19 EVENT CALENDAR20 SAILING HUMOR Begging! Sea Gypsy Style Sailing with Charlie: Overboard24 RACING CIRCUIT Smile & Wave Wins Vuelta Culebra D-Trip Wins the 3rd Aruba Rembrandt Regatta30 FISHING USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament32 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING Four Friends and a Sailboat36 TIPS & TRICKS Top Coat Series: Part 440 OUR NATURAL WORLD Sea Beans94 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE 105 MARKETPLACE 110 SPONSOR DIRECTORY 112 CARIBBEAN DINING Why Does Your Body Love Halloween? SPECIAL SECTION 53 SPOTLIGHT: TOP YACHT BROKERS Continued on page 12JANET BROWN/OCEANMEDIA


12 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 201114 MAP63 HAITI Sailors Without Borders67 PUERTO RICO Paddleboarding Discover the Caribbean Series Turns Festival74 ANGUILLA The Schooner Men Publisher: CHRIS KENNAN publisher@allatsea.net Editorial Director: GARY BROWN gary@allatsea.net Art Director : AMY KLINEDINST amyk@allatsea.net 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 (815) 377-3831 The views and opinions of the contributors to this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers or editors. Accordingly, the publishers and editors disclaim all responsibility for such views and opinions. Check us out online at:www.allatsea.net October 2011 81 BEQUIA Pro“le: Charter Chef Iris Msing85 CARRIACOU Carriacou Childrens Education Fund RESOURCES 90 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 92 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS 63


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14 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGEWHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS, ANDREW, AND THANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA Andrew Rowsoms family have owned Prestons marine store, located right on the wharf in Greenport, N.Y., for over 125 years. The store was named after the original owner, Boston captain Samuel Truman Preston, who sailed into Greenport, and fell in love with the town. In this photo, Andrew takes a break from work to sail the blue waters far to the south, with the Caribbeans favorite waterfront magazine, All At Sea 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. Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic PAGE 67 Paddleboarding: Puerto Ricos Baus second in 32-mile Hawaiian race P


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 15 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 85 Carriacou Childrens Education Fund: Volunteers raise record amount during Carriacou Regatta The 5 PAGE 74 The Schooner Men: A Caribbean History P T A


16 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Caribbean NewsCARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD Changes to Casa de Campo Sailing Week 2012After meeting with representatives of the Dominican sailing ”eet, and other international sailors, organizers decided to change the dates for the Casa de Campo Sailing Week 2012. The event will now take place from February 7th to 12th … one week earlier than previously announced. The decision to change the dates also took into consideration the suggestion of many sailors from Puerto Rico who think theyd have a better chance to participate if the dates were brought forward. For information, contact Ra“d Ynirio, Secretary, Casa de Campo Yacht Club. Tel: 809.523.2247 & 809.523.2500Royal BVI Yacht Club newsThe Royal BVI Yacht Club has added a number of new events to their calendar and note they will be fantastic for everyone. The events include: Friday 21st October Trafalgar Night Gala Dinner at the Royal BVI Yacht Club. The Club will be suitably decorated and there will be a four course dinner with entertainment. Places are limited and those wishing to attend are advised to contact the club as soon as possible to make a reservation. Saturday 22nd October sees the start of the two-day Trafalgar Sailing regatta. For information, contact: sailing@royalbviyc.orgAntigua Sailing Week updateThe organizers of Antigua Sailing Week announce the return of the Yachting World Round Antigua Race for Antigua Sailing Week 2012. Different for 2012, however, is that it will be an optional race to take place on Saturday April 28th, the day before Antigua Sailing Week of“cially starts. As an optional race, it will be open to all yachts regardless of if they are entered in Antigua Sailing Week, and will be scored separately from the other Antigua Sailing Week races. Kathy Lammers, Chairman of the Regatta Organizing Committee, said: Were very excited to have Yachting World Magazine sponsor the Round Antigua Race once again. Making the change to an optional race has already been extremely well received in the yachting community and with the new format we expect to attract a much larger variety of classes.Ž Classes for the race will include maxi and racing, sport boat, cruising, multihull, bareboat and classic classes. For more information about Antigua Sailing Week or to enter Antigua Sailing Week, the Yachting World Round Antigua Race or the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, visit: www.sailingweek.com New dates for the Casa de Campo Sailing Week The Yachting World Round Antigua Race will be open to all yachts.PHOTO COURTESY OF RAFID YNIRIO WWW.MARINACASADECAMPO.COM.DOSHARON MATTHEWS-STEVENS, ANTIGUA 2011


18 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 New Products Abordage Museum Quality Ship Models To commemorate Bertrams and Hatteras 50th Anniversaries, Abordage, the famous model makers, have built two exclusively designed desk-sized models. Each model is mounted in a Plexiglas case. With a great devotion to both the sea and sailing, Abordage has been producing beautifully handcrafted ship models, either classic or modern ships, since the Companys inception in 1989. Each model is crafted with the “nest material and perfect in every detail. The addition of the classic sports “shing boats to the Abordage ”eet brings the number of models built for satis“ed customers around the world to over 3000. To view the full line of handcrafted models, visit: www.abordage.com Email: abordage@abordage.com Tel: 877. 779. 0114 ECHOTec watermaker offers energy saving post-treatment as a standard feature Water from any reverse osmosis (RO) watermaker is extremely pure, has little salt content, and is very soft and acidic due to the removal of alkaline mineral constituents of the seawater. Therefore, similar to rainwater, using RO product requires signi“cantly more freshwater to rinse off soap, shampoo and other detergents. ECHOTecs newly developed post treatment system returns some hardness to the water to combat this problem. Rather than incorporating “nicky and maintenance intensive energy recovery pumps to increase energy ef“ciency at the cost of reliability and increased purchase price, ECHOTec is the “rst watermaker manufacturer to offer a practical, low maintenance solution that saves up to 50% fresh water by improving the RO product quality. NEW PRODUCTS The WirieAP LONG DISTANCE MARINE GRADE WIFI SOLUTION FOR BOATS WITH BUILT IN ACCESS POINT. Island Consulting Inc. launched their new long distance marine grade WiFi product The WirieAP. The WirieAP contains a local access point, allowing all WiFi enabled devices on the boat to share the internet connection. No USB cables, Ethernet cables or software for the computer are required and a simple user interface manages both the onboard network and the long-range internet connection. Like the original Wirie, The WirieAP is built with high quality marine grade components. The WirieAP functions as an onboard router as well as a long range WiFi booster. For information, visit: www. thewirie.com The ECHOTec post treatment element also contains a mixture of minerals that returns bicarbonate alkalinity, correcting pH only enough to reach a neutral equilibrium. This dramatically reduces corrosion on plumbing due to acidic product water. As the water is slightly re-mineralized, this will also improve the taste of the product water. For more information visit www.echotecwatermakers.com Wi r ie AP is b ui l t wit h h ig h qua l marine grade components. nsasan s w by it y ma ri ne g ra The Wiri e AP f unctions a s an onboard router as well as a long range WiFi booster. Fo r information, visit: www. th ewirie.c om


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 19 FLAGS PROVIDED BY FLAGSPOT.NET GUADELOUPEOCTOBER 29 31 USHIP Cup | Sailing | triskellcup.com organisation@triskellcup.com HAMPTON, VIRGINIANOVEMBER 7 The Caribbean 1500 Rally to the Caribbean Cruising Rally | www.carib1500.com carib1500@worldcruising.com 757-788-8872 PUERTO RICONOVEMBER 11 13 Discover Caribbean Sailing Festival Sailing Regatta www.ponceyachtand“shingclub.com sailgeronimo@yahoo.com ST. BARTHELEMY (ST. BARTH)NOVEMBER 18 19 St. Barth Cata Cup | Sailing www.stbarthcatacup.com ST. CROIX, USVINOVEMBER 12 13 Golden Hook Series Finale Wahoo Tourn. Deep Sea Fishing | www.“shstx.com GHFC@“shstx.com | 340-773-4693 ANNAPOLIS, MARYLANDOCTOBER 6 10 42nd Annual United States Sailboat Show Boat Show | usboat.com | 410-268-8828 ANTIGUANOVEMBER 12 13 Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Caribbean Regatta | Sailing | www.jhycantigua.com nickwhite55@hotmail.com BONAIREOCTOBER 1 8 Bonaire Regatta | Sailing | bonaireregatta.com byrontmm@”amingotv.net CURACAONOVEMBER 10 13 Heineken Regatta Curacao | Sailing www.heinekenregattacuracao.com info@heinekenregattacuracao.com FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDAOCTOBER 27 31 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Boat Show | showmanagement.com 954-764-7642 ST. JOHN, USVINOVEMBER 23 24 Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta Sailing | denise@onlinevacations.com 340-776-6036 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTINNOVEMBER 5 St. Maarten Optimist Championship Youth Sailing | www.smyc.com info@smyc.comNOVEMBER 25 27 Course de LAlliance | Sailing Regatta www.coursedelalliance.com hdorvil.m”@wanadoo.fr ST. THOMAS, USVINOVEMBER 4 6 St Thomas Fall Yacht Show | Boat Show www.vicl.org | erik@vicl.org | 340-774-3944NOVEMBER 6 VIGFC Wahoo Wind-Up | Deep Sea Fishing www.vigfc.com | usvigfc@gmail.com 340-775-9144NOVEMBER 30 DECEMBER 4 Carlos Aguilar Match Race | Sailing Regatta www.carlosmatchrace.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.


20 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Sailing Humor BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDER If you are a shiftless, truth-impaired, uneducated, contemptible, lazy, jobless sea gypsy like myself„youd better be good at something. This is the age of specialization. The general practitioner is dead. The successful modern marine entrepreneur has to zoom-in, narrow his professional focus, and concentrate on one speci“c area of pro“tability. I know this. And Ive followed my own advice. Im now an expert atƒbegging. I know, I know„most people would not admit such a thing. They have something called pride. But I sold my pride back in the mid 1960sƒor traded it for a pound ofƒofƒof something! Ive got about as much pride left as memoryƒ about zero. The bad news is: People probably tell me Im senile every day. The good news: I dont remember! Where were we? Ah, yes. The Joys of Begging! This recent incident took place during a 45 knot gust in the Greek Isles. We were just to windward of Kos, in the Dodecanese, and attempting to “nd a lee at Kalymnos. It was our “rst Meltemi, and we werent quite prepared for its Hellenic strength. The Aegean can be a horrible place„just ask Ulysses. Thus, instead of paying strict attention to my worldweary sails, I was down on the cockpit ”oor praying to Aeolus. In hindsight, I guess I should have been concentrating on my sail control lines, tweaking em or something. In any event, our 12 year old, 70,000-mile-tired jib “nally blew itself to ribbons. Well, not ribbons exactly. More like giant sheets of ”uttering Dacron being torn savagely off a 45-foot long Harken roller-furling paper towel dispenser. (Sigh.) God DAMN the Tea Party!Ž I screamed. ƒhuh?Ž said my wife, Carolyn. Shes slow. I mean, I love her and all„but she aint quick. I was already on the Big Fat Quest of a new sail„and she couldnt even recognize my lightning-fast genius. Again: Id already shifted gears, and she wasnt even looking for the clutch pedal yet. Or, to put it another way, I was already establishing the correct framing for my sad, sad, undeserved plight. Thats right. If youre going to cast yourself as a victim, you need an oppressor. It has to be a stark, easily understood contrast: black and white, right and wrong, rich and poor. And I didnt have much time. I mean, I didnt want to stop and research something New Yorker clever. So I just picked the Tea Party out of thin air„hell, it could have been the ACLU for all it mattered. ƒRonald Reagan, in the early 1980s, broke the back of the Air Traf“c Controllers Union,Ž I spouted with outrage as BEGGING!SEA GYPSY STYLE BeggingƒCapn Fatty style!


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 21I weepily rolled up what was left of the ”apping headsail, and the American worker hasnt had a square deal since!Ž Yes, it is always nice to toss in an actual fact or two„it gives the do-gooders something to cling-to. Guilt-attachment,Ž the shrinks call this concept. Whatever. Im more in the Theres a sucker born every minute, school of psycho-babble. ƒwhats Ronnie Reagan got to do withƒŽ asked my bewildered wife. No matter. Shed come onboard when she scented the approaching prize„and be a matrimonial pit-bull in the end. Now, you wouldnt think this would work„that an American sailor (who hasnt worked since, like, the JFK-era) in Greece could illicit almost instant pity„but it was easier than I imagined. The Greeks are a warm, friendly, welcoming people„and love the underdog. Plus, theres a hint of anarchist in every one. It was like shooting ducks in a barrel. We pulled into Milos„why not lick our wounds in the trendiest isle of the Cyclades, right?„and I immediately rowed over to the Halberg Rassy 46 anchored next to us, and asked the cockpit full of locals, Do you know the central platform plank„the true political aim„of the American Tea Party? I meanƒ besides world-domination!Ž When they admitted that they did notƒI spat, The Outlawing of Ouzo!Ž I knew by their howl of outrage that Id struck a deep cord in their national psyche. ƒwhat can we do to stop those bastards,Ž asked the skipper. ƒand, are they in cahoots with the Turks again ,Ž asked his wife, obviously the traditionalist in the family. ƒIm currently on my way back to America to singlehandedly reverse the political tide„after all; I didnt study under Abbie Hoffman for nothing!Ž I said. However, due to the fact that the Bush Boys nearly eliminated taxes on the wealthy and then heaped the extra tax burden on the backs of our waitresses and cab driversƒand that US taxation fell from 20% of GDP to our current level of 15%ƒwell, I can not afford to internationally maintain my yacht in as Bristol condition as Id like to. Example: Food stamps arent redeemable at most ships chandleries! Ditto, sailmakersƒcrazy, eh? Thus, I currently have no headsail„and will have to stay here and mooch off you generous Greeks for a while until I can procure one.Ž Notice the carrot (Ill leave immediately) and the stick (Ill stay forever)? Over the course of the last “ve decades of ocean cruising, Ive found that nearly all Citizens of the World are much more into helping me leave than arrive„just something about human nature, I guess. Ill give you an almost new headsail!Ž said the Greek fellow expansively, while his adoring wife and drunken friends cheered. Immediately, I attempted to dampen his enthusiasm.


22 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Sailing Humor Im afraid the luff length will be far too long,Ž I said, your boat being so much bigger.Ž Ah, but my previous boat was a S&S-designed 38-footer, very similar to your Wild Card ,Ž he said happily, ”ush with his philanthropic good cheer. The sail is ashore in a storage shed. Ill dig it out in a couple of daysƒŽ Obvious, I had a live one. I had to think fast, not wanting to miss any opportunity for exploitation. ƒdoes it come with a sailbag?Ž Yes,Ž he said. and it was only used once, in extremely light airs.Ž Tell-tales?Ž I queried. Red ones to port and green ones to starboard?Ž Absolutely!Ž Okay,Ž I said begrudgingly. Ill inspect it„and see if it is up to Goodlander standards.Ž Great!Ž said my wife Carolyn when I returned. Youre amazing, Fatty! I mean, just a few minutes ago I was all depressed and wallowing within all this poverty„and now Im happy as a lark!Ž Not so fast,Ž I said. We havent seen the sail yet. These Greeks are notorious forƒwell, lets just say Im not ready to call off our karma-withdrawal campaign just yet. Lets proceed with Plan B on the SSB as well„what can it hurt?Ž The following day, at 0600 UTC on marine SSB frequency 6516khtz, I called into the Med-wide Dragnet„and dramatically demanded health & welfare medical info on treating severe saddle sores. ƒsaddle sores?Ž asked net control incredulously. Yes,Ž I said briskly. Poverty and lack-of-headsail have required my long-suffering wife Carolyn to row our 19,000 pound vessel westward„the price of diesel being what it is today. This has caused her entire butt to swell up and turn, well, rather baboon-like!Ž This resulted in our only anonymous donation: a suitable roller-furling genoa and a “ve gallon tin of Noxema Medicated Skin Creme being dropped off in our dinghy with a brief note which read, Use the sail to bring your poor wife back to her mother, please„and the Noxema to ease her pain!Ž Since I keep up with the latest cyber trends, I didnt neglect the emerging social media either. I have nearly 1,500 Facebook friends„nearly all of whom are certi“ed suckers (or, at the very least, extremely bored & lonely). It didnt take long to dream up a memorable dunning post„some dribble about the Cold War, if my memory serves„and a Photo-shopped picture of a weeping-Carolynchained-to-the-blood-stained-rowing-thwart of Wild Card This caused two of our circumnavigating buddies„Jimmy and Caroline of Blue Moon„to alter course to assist. Wed come up the Red Sea together, and have stayed friends by the simple expedient of not allowing them to read my Chasing the Horizon, which utterly/savagely trashes their homeport of St. Petersburg, Florida. ƒwhats this about the Soviets sabotaging youalls headsail?Ž asked Capn Jimmy. Hes a good-ole-boy with a mouthful of grits„and thus is susceptible to such Red-bashing. ƒcant be sure,Ž I admitted. But it was either them Iron Curtain Oily-garks or a Chinese commie, maybe ƒŽ We cant have that,Ž said Jimmy. No, siree! Not a good, hardworking, God-fearing, patriotic American being bested by such scum!Ž I was none-of-the-above but managed to look wronged none-the-less. We just happen to have an almost new jib from a Tartan 35 which will be perfect for Wild Card You can have it, Fatty. Free!Ž Does it have a foam luff so it maintains its shape when partially furled? Will the luff rope “t a Harken 1.5 unit? Can it be skirted easily over my lifelines? Is it 6.5 ounce Bainbridge cloth? Is the leechline pre-adjusted?Ž Absolutely,Ž laughed Jimmy. Its top quality, and made with love by North Sails. I wouldnt think to give you anything less, Fatty.Ž Molli“ed, I agreed to inspect it. At this point, I had three sails stacked up in Wild Card s cockpit„each of which was far nicer than any sail Id ever purchased for actual money. True, they were all a tad larger than Id have preferred„but when they blew out in heavy air wed be able to just slide them right off the furler into the water„and hoist yet another. How cool is that? The only downside was„we had to leave Milos immediately. Used sailbags started piling up in the ferry company of“ces, at the harbor masters hut, and were being stacked on the dinghy dock. Damn! It was far easier to turn on the used rag supply than shut it off. It seems that numerous local yacht clubs, charterboat companies, and various marinas had banded together in Euro-brotherhood to eagerly help get Wild Card back to the Caribbean„never to return! Ah, its marine-community-support like this that warms even the coldest sea gypsy heart! (Editors note: Wild Card should be approaching the Balearics at this point„trying to decide whether to stop and plunder or not.) Capn Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card with his wife Carolyn and cruises throughout the world. He is the author of Chasing the Horizon by American Paradise Publishing, Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsies The Collected Fat All At Sea Yarns and Red Sea Run For details of Fattys books and more, visit fattygoodlander.com


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 23 It was blowing 20 knots with seas four to six feet. Charlie, with his group of three sailing students, had departed the anchorage and a pretty young student had managed to raise the mainsl to the second reef point when her cap blew off and into the water. Normally Charlie would have abandoned the hat but the girl turned to Charlie with imploring eyes and said, heartrendingly, That was my favorite hat.Ž Not to worry,Ž said Charlie, well have that hat back aboard in a jiffy.Ž Charlie grabbed the helm, jibed, and slowly came up to windward of the cap. Just then a gust swept over the boat and a pair of sandals disappeared into the water. The girls father, a portly 60 year old, took hold of the boat hook, a pitiful short affair, and stepped onto the sugar scoop, ready to retrieve the chapeau. Arm outstretched he missed and dropped the boat hook. Now we had a hat, a pair of sandals and a boat hook in the water. Ill get it from the dinghy,Ž shouted the exuberant dad and Charlie hesitantly agreed. The boat was bucking in the short, steep waves. Miraculously, dad retrieved the useless boathook and sandals but not the hat. Dad managed to climb aboard and we tied the dinghy to the boat. There it is,Ž shouted Marcia, and sure enough the hat was ”oating just feet from the dinghy. Dad jumped back into the dinghy clasping the boat hook. Leaning way over with outstretched arm he again missed the elusive headgear. Frustration set in and to Charlies horror the portly gent leaped into the water and grabbed the hat. In moments the self-in”icted victim shouted, Im in trouble, help!Ž Waves were washing over him and he was swallowing water. Stay calm,Ž shouted Charlie and threw the helm over for another jibe to approach the victim on the leeward side. The terror in his eyes was palpable. Quick, drop the swim ladder,Ž roared Charlie and moments later they were heaving the sodden gent back aboard. There wasnt one person on that yacht who was not brimful of relief. Charlie had another sentiment, but being a captain imbued with a certain diplomacy retained his thoughts for the next lesson. Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel .SAILING WITH CHARLIEOVERBOARD BY JULIAN PUTLEY


24 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Racing Circuit Sailboat racers turned out in the heat of the summer for a perennially favorite event held over Puerto Ricos Commonwealth Day holiday weekend July 23rd … 24th. The Vuelta a Culebra (Around Culebra) regatta hosted by the BoRinquen Islands Sailing Association (BRISA) saw six boats compete. Yet, the two-and-a-half hour circumnavigation of this ten-square-mile island turned out to be a tight race between two veterans for the win. Forecast storms kept several sailboats from the 20-mile upwind trek to Culebra, says Jaime Torres, who helmed his Beneteau First 40, Smile & Wave Its too bad because Sundays weather was a sailors dream … steady 15 to 20 knot winds and clear skies.Ž The warning gun “red at 12:30pm over the short start line where shallows lurked just a few yards from the port pin. Because the “rst leg was a port tack fetch to the “rst mark, we decided on a port tack start near the pin,Ž says TorSMILE & WAVE WINS VUELTA CULEBRA TORRES CELEBRATES COMMONWEALTH DAY IN STYLEBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER res. With a minute-and-a-half to go, we found ourselves being hunted by the J/122 as we sailed away from the line. Our gibe back was thwarted by a starboard call from the J/122, so we tacked instead and headed at full speed towards the line with only 35 seconds left. The J/122s aggressive tactics at the start may have cost them the race as they failed to tack with us and soon were chasing us back to the line from behind.Ž Veteran sailboat racer, Sergio Sagramoso, was at the helm of the brand new J/122. Sagramoso competed in many of the Caribbeans spring regattas aboard his larger Grand Soleil 54, Lazy Dog I decided to get a smaller boat that I can race in Performance Cruiser,Ž Sagramoso explains. The J/122 is a great all around boat with a fair CSA rating. Its fast and just the right size. Its not too expensive to equip and its big enough to take it to St. Maarten and Antigua.Ž Sagramosos J/122, also named Lazy Dog and a few Jaime Torres and the crew of Smile & Wave in action.DEAN BARNES


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 25 other port tackers barely avoided a massive jam at the pin. But after the momentous start, Lazy Dog and Smile & Wave took off and left the rest of the ”eet behind. We sailed upwind in 18 knots short tacking up the reef,Ž Torres explains. We rounded the southeast point of Culebra with about a minute lead over the J/122. Lazy Dog hoisted their huge A-kite behind us but it was too windy and tight to be effective. They ran into trouble with the hoist and that added about another 15 to 20 seconds to our lead. We hoisted a minute after and bore off into a beautiful “ve mile down-winder along the north-east coast of Culebra. We fully expected the J/122 to take off in the breeze, but it never happened.Ž Smile & Wave with new crew aboard, experienced mechanical problems with their pole during the gibes, but the cockpit crew kept the chute full the whole time. They gibed a few times, and rounded the northwest point with a twoand-a-half minute lead over Lazy Dog We were set up for a gusty and shifty long upwind leg,Ž says Torres. It was tough as we got 20 knot puffs followed by “ve knot lulls, for 30 minutes.Ž Sagramoso managed this leg better by consistently pointing higher than Torres team and gained back 30 seconds by the time the two boats reached Punta Soldado, the southernmost point in Culebra. All that remained was a short beat to the entrance of Ensenada Honda and quick run to the “nish … which Smile & Wave won. This was our “rst time racing the boat and we were still learning the ropes,Ž says Sagramoso. We closed the gap between us and Smile & Wave to less than two minutes and were very happy about that. It was a great race.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. RESULTS & CORRECTED TIMES1. Smile & Wave Jaime Torres, Beneteau First 40: 2:12:52 2. Lazy Dog Sergio Sagramoso, J/122: 2:14:22 3. Tax Return Bebo Feliciano, J/24: 2:24:01 4. Liceo de Arte Feliz Cruz, Olson 29: 2:24:07 5. Soca Luis Juarbe, Henderson 30: 2:28:36 6. Fresh Air Fernando Mora, CS-40: 2:29:07


26 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Racing Circuit Captain Edwin Versteegs D-Trip from Curacao won the Budget Marine Cup for the most competitive yacht in the Aruba Rembrandt Regatta 2011. D-Trip also won trophies in the Round Aruba Race and Racing Class. In Cruising Class, Marc Anthony Rooijakkers Rafaga DTRIP WINS THE 3RD ARUBA REMBRANDT REGATTA DRAMA AS SAILOR LOST OVERBOARD Clockwise from top: The crew of the winning yacht D-Trip surrounds Jos van de Westerop (in red t-shirt), the sailor they saved on Sunday afternoon; Jos van de Westerop saved!; Jos van de Westerop on deck of D-Trip.ROSALIE KLEIN AGIM VESELAJ AGIM VESELAJ sailed to victory, while the win in Open Class went to Eva Luna skippered by Eric Mijts. Dozens of boats and hundreds of competitors took part in the sailing races, swimming competition and beach tennis tournament. Continued on page 29


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 29Races were sailed for yachts, wind surfers, kite surfers, optimist, sun“sh and beach cats. On Friday August 11th, the wind and current were so strong that only three yachts managed to complete the Round Aruba race. Conditions on Saturday August 12th and on Sunday 13th were more favorable, and the sailing races were a spectacular sight. The races for Sunday afternoon had to be cancelled when a sailor from a beach cat was reported lost at sea. From the moment it was known that a sailor was missing, a rescue operation was organized with the participation of the yachts, “shing boats, the coast guard and the Aruban police. Forty-“ve minutes into the operation, the sailor was found some four miles from the west coast of Aruba by the yacht D-Trip The races for optimist sailors, the youngest participants, were won by Dominique Hopman. In Sun“sh Class Job Laborie was the fastest competitor; the beach cat competition was won by the duo Martin and Nicole van de Velde. Young surfers Milan de Jonge and Berend Pronk took the prizes in the wind sur“ng competition, and the kite surf competition was won by Peter Pechacek. Regatta organizer, Eric Mijts, said he was satis“ed with the number of participants, the effort of all volunteers and sponsors, and the successful cooperation with Aruba Beach Tennis. This year the whole event took place at Eagle Beach, which proved to be a successful change in the planning. The closing dinner offered by Caf Rembrandt Racing Circuit w w e  r e r ef e r r r i i n g t o t h e b o o a a t t . BRUNSWICK COMMERCIAL & GOVERNMENT PRODUCTS, INC. brunswickCGP.com/workboat 386.423.2900 When it comes to designing a superior workboat, you need functional layouts and durable components built to last. But workboats dont have to be ugly to be effective. So Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) adds stunning performance and attractive design to the list of workboat must-haves. For more than 50 years, BCGP has been building workboats designed to withstand the harsh demands of the working professional. We customize each platform with your choice of hundreds of options to out“t your BCGP boat as a harbor tender, tow boat, charter “shing boat, commercial diving boat, pilot boat, environmental workboat, “re and rescue boat, or as a shuttle to offshore drilling platforms. Then we back each boat with superior customer support and factory warranties. Our only regret is that we build them so well, we dont get to replace them very often. ck t was attended by about 400 people. For more info, visit: http://aruba-regatta.com Report submitted by Eric Mijts. Continued from page 26


30 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Fishing For an unprecedented fourth time, Revenge won Top Boat at the 39th Annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT), “shed August 10th … 14th, with the release of 11 blue marlin. It was industry and perseverance,Ž says Sam Jennings, owner and angler aboard the Juno Beach, Florida-based 58ft Revenge about the teams secret to success. Of course, you always need the North Drop.Ž Revenge anglers, Sam, and son Jon, released their tally of blue marlin consistently with three the “rst day, four the second and two apiece on the third and fourth days of the tournament. Even so, the “nal day of “shing was a real nail-biter. We went into the day in the lead, then we lost it to Gulf Rascal when they caught their tenth “sh, then we came back and tied them and “nally came back again with our second marlin of the day to win,Ž explained Captain Mike Lemon, who helms Revenge One of the prizes won by Revenge is entry for the boat and three anglers to “sh Club Nautico de San Juans 58th International Bill“sh Tournament in September. Sam Jennings “nished Second Best Angler having released six of Revenge s 11 blue marlin. Gulf Rascal a 68ft Hatteras owned by Pensacola, Floridabased angler, Rod Windley, added another blue to their tally on the last day to bring their total to ten. This earned them Second Best Boat. Meanwhile, Chach the Monterey 58 out of Louisiana, which led on the “rst day, tied with Gulf Rascal having ten blue marlin releases, but ended Third Best Boat on time. However, Chach angler, Damon Chouest, topped the angler leaderboard with eight blue marlin releases and won a $10,000 cash prize. Our one “sh today was a nice one … around 600lb,Ž says Chouest. Luckily the “sh came up on my rotation and I had the honor of winning Top Angler.ŽUSVI OPEN/ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENTREVENGE TOP BOAT, CHOUEST TOP ANGLER Top Boat, Revenge From left: Ryan Mertens (mate), Captain. Mike Lemon, Renee Lemon, Sam Jennings, Dean Dunham (mate) and Jon Jennings. DEAN BARNES


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 31 This is the second time Chouest has won Top Angler in this tournament. The “rst time was in 1990 when he was only 17. We have a young team on Chach ,Ž says Chouest, about his 22-year-old captain and same-age crew. The Top Angler win, and being so close to Top Boat, has made us hungry to come back next year with our sights set on winning both awards. This year though, our congratulations go to Revenge .Ž Buddy Hardiman aboard Triple Seven ended Third Best Angler with six blue marlin releases. The Top Junior Angler award went to 14-year-old Tristan Lambert, on Reel Tight with the release of four blue marlin. A total of 107 blue marlin were released by the 20 boat fleet over four days of fishing. This equates to an average of 5.35 blue marlin per boat and 1.81 for each of the 58 anglers. Started by Chuck Senf back in 1972 … and nicknamed The Boy Scout Tournament since a portion of the proceeds have always bene“ted the VI Council of the Boy Scouts of America„one of Senfs favorite charities„the ABMT has evolved into one of the most competitive saltwater sports “shing events in the world. It is one of the legs of the prestigious Bermuda Triangle Series and Spanish Main Series. The ABMT is “shed under International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) rules, and is overseen by a professional Board of Captains and well-quali“ed observers. The tournament bene“ts the Virgin Islands Council of the Boy Scouts of America. For information, call: 1-888-2-FISHVI (1-888-234-7484), or 340-775-9500, or visit: www.abmt.vi Report submitted by Carol M. Bareuther Top Angler, Damon Chouest aboard Chach .DEAN BARNES POWERING THE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 60 YEARSWWW.WARDSMARINE.COM HOW MANY YOU BRING HOME IS NONE OF OUR BUSINESSIts not one thing we do that sets us apart, its everything we do. Thats what makes us the most trusted name in marine electric. BRINGING YOU HOME IS HEADQUARTERS 617 S.W. Third Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Phone: 954.523.2815 Toll Free: 800.545.9273 Toll Free Fax: 800.297.8240 RIVIERA BEACH 999 West 1 Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Phone: 561.863.7100 Fax: 561.863.7008SERVICES New Installations Modifications Custom Computerized & Laser Engraving Custom Designed Switchboards In-house & Dockside Service Repairs Engineering Electrical & Corrosion Surveys Fire Surveys Panel ProductionEQUIPMENT SALES AC Generators Transformers Battery Charging Equipment Panel Meters & Gauges Switches Wire/Cable/Fuses Cathodic Protection Systems Converters/Inverters Shore Cords & Adapters Lamps & Lighting Overcurrent ProtectionSe Habla Espaol


32 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Seamanship & Voyaging A long voyage typically takes weeks or even months to plan, but not in our case. For us it started during our spring vacation to Florida in April 2011 when I got a call from a recruiter for a job in Tampa. Little did we know that a simple call could change your life in a matter of minutes. Back in Puerto Rico, I received a second call offering me the job, and a starting date of mid May! Within days we had to sell the house and most of our worldly possessions, including our furniture and cars, haul out the boat for two weeks at the Ponce Yacht & Fishing Club, to do a bottom job, change the cutlass bearing, inspect the shaft seal, install a new A/C and wax the hull. We also had our rigging inspected and our main sail repaired. PLANNING: I spent many days in the boatyard and long nights in front of my notebook looking at electronic charts and planning a route that would take our beloved Hunter 376 Nada Mas! the 1,300 miles from Ponce, in southern Puerto Rico, to Tampa Bay in west central Florida in just two weeks. I learned that no matter how much you plan, you will always have to adjust your schedule and route due to unexpected breakdowns and weather. When planning your trip, use six knots per hour for initial time/distance calculations and adjust as needed. At six knots a sailboat can cover approximately 144 nautical miles per day so, technically speaking, a trip like ours, non-stop, could be done in nine FOUR FRIENDS AND A SAILBOAT A 14 DAY, 1300 MILE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!STORY AND PHOTOS BY TONY MIR" The Crew, from left: Elian, Rodolfo and Mariano leaving Ponce.


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 33days, but what fun would that be considering all the beautiful places to see along the way. CREW SELECTION: The crew selection process consisted of Facebook, emails and phone calls to various friends with diverse backgrounds. The initial list consisted of life-long friends who had sailed the route before. In the end we learned that the best crew/team should not be based on experience alone but also on matching personalities to make the trip a more pleasant one. Beware of potential crew whose main intention is to drink and party because the consequences could be life threatening. Our awesome crew consisted of Rodolfo The Fish Whisperer Silva, a diesel mechanic, avid “sherman and fantastic coffee maker; Mariano Richiusa, an engineer/high-performance oriented sailor with a great sense of humor; Elian Velazquez an airplane and helicopter pilot who also happens to be a boat captain and very good with technology; and of course me, an avid lifetime sailor who served as captain, cook and bartender for the crew. Rodolfo was the only one who had made a similar trip, but on a powerboat and in the opposite direction. TOOLS: The market is full of tools to help sailors plan and complete deliveries safely. We used the Chart Navigator Light software from Maptech, The Cruising Guide to The Southern Bahamas by Seaworthy Publications, Bruce Van Sants The Gentlemans Guide to Passages South and two of the 2011 Doziers Guides The Bahamas and Southern Florida as well as paper charts and a Garmin 545 GPS. SAFETY: Crew safety was our number one concern, so we doubledup on ”ares, ”are guns, and daylight smoke signals. We bought Type I life vests, harnesses, jack lines, and an EPIRB. Also we rented a satellite phone from Whenever Communications (www.satellitePhoneStore.com) in Sarasota, FL, so that we could stay in touch with our families from anywhere along our route. ROUTE: Our starting point for crossing the Mona Passage was the new, well equipped, and strategically located Marina Pescaderia in southwest Puerto Rico. Amazing blue water in the Bahamas Captain Tony with Bahamian friends. Intense Sunset crossing the Gulf Stream...


34 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Seamanship & Voyaging Having crossed the Mona, our course took us to Puerto Plata in the Domincan Republic, then north through The Turks & Caicos to San Salvador; Eleuthera and the Atlantis Hotel & Marina in Paradise Island/Nassau. From Chub Cay we sailed over the Great Bahama Bank and then crossed the Gulf Stream to Key West. Finally we arrived at The Harborage Marina, St. Petersburg, Florida, where Nada Mas! now resides. COSTS: The costs of a delivery trip can vary greatly based on the crew and owners lifestyle/sailing style, time available, places visited, etc. We agreed to eat and drink well, to sleep at marinas, to have fun, to motor-sail if the speed dropped below six knots, and to keep going if the weather was nice. Costs can be grouped into these categories: Provisions, marina fees, drinks & dinners ashore, customs fees, fuel, ice, and crew transportation. Most of our provisions were purchased in bulk in Puerto Rico where provisioning is the cheapest in the Caribbean. Our trip consisted of nine stops and including “ve nights in a marina. Most of our dinners were prepared onboard. We cleared customs in the Dominican Republic at Ocean World Marina; at the airport in San Salvador, Bahamas, and “nally at the airport in Key West. The cost of our trip was approximately $3,000. For speci“c details and costs breakdown please visit our web site: www.caribeSailing Adventures.com. SUMMARY: Most of us dream about adventures such as this. If the opportunity arises, dont hesitate, you will have no regrets. The voyage changed my life and the lives of my amazing crew. We are now planning our next adventure togetherƒthe 2012 Regata de Sol a Sol from St Petersburg to Cancun, Mexico. Capt. Tony Mir is a life-long sailor, photographer and web developer who currently lives in Florida with his family, where they sail aboard their Hunter 376 ¡Nada Mas! He runs sailboatspecs.com, caribesailingadventures.com & tonymiro.com The welcome team at Ocean World Marina, Dominican Republic.


36 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Tips & Tricks Now that youve got a new top-coat paint job, whats the best way to make that shine last? You have undertaken the complex but rewarding process of having your topside repainted, but what are the secrets to keeping that beautiful “nish looking showroom perfect? After all the effort you put into choosing the right paint system, application process and the extensive prep work, why not enjoy that gleaming new shine for as long as possible? Next up in our series on topcoat paint projects, here are some great ideas and easy tips to help get the most out of your new paint job, even in the toughest conditions Mother Nature can dish out. Keep it clean: Always rinse down the paint surface with clean fresh water every time the boat is used to remove salt spray and dirt. A buildup of hard-water spotting can be confused with premature dulling of paint. Use a water softener or a reverse-osmosis water supply to minimize water spotting. The paint surface should be washed once a week using a mild detergent with a neutral PH formulated speci“cally for paint “nTOP COAT SERIES: PART 4CARING FOR TOP COATBY STEVE ROSENBERG A paint job to be proud of. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY ALEXSEAL YACHT COATINGS


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 37 THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS V-520/570 Series Key Features Dynamic RIB To locate a local Mercury In”atables dealer in your region, see the Mercury ad on page 3. & www.mercurymarine.com


38 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Hurricane Hunter 35 TEL (340) 776-5432 FAX (340) 775-4507 WWW.OFFSHOREVI.COMOutboards, Waverunners, Motorcycles, Inverter Generators Boats In”atables Diesel Engines, Diesel Generators Exclusively Available at Offshore Marine Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Tips & Tricks ishes. Some detergents will strip waxes and protective sealants off the surface and should be avoided. Check the detergent label. Do not use abrasive brushes, pads or cleaning agents on paint. These will scratch and dull the “nish. Use only soft clean wash mitts and brushes that are speci“cally designed for washing painted surfaces. Dry the surface to prevent water spots. Wherever possible, dry the surface with a quality towel, chamois or wiping blade to eliminate water spots. Polish: Apply a high-quality wax or polymer sealer two to three times a year on polyurethane painted surfaces. This will act as a sacri“cial coating to protect the paint and can dramatically improve the coatings life expectancy. Many companies make products for sealing and protecting painted surfaces. Only use products speci“cally designed for surfaces painted with polyurethane. These products should not contain abrasives or caustic chemicals. Moisture buildup: Dont let moisture collect or be trapped between polyurethane top coat and plastic “lm shrink wrap, hardware, seat cushions, or wet fabric. Polyurethane top coats should not be continuously submerged under water. Any moisture held against a polyurethane top coat, even for a few days, can result in bubbles forming on the surface. Stains: Remove stains from a polyurethane “nish as soon as possible. Some stains can actually etch the surface of the paint and embed into the coating. If a stain cannot be removed with a mild detergent during the washing process, solvents may be used to loosen the stain. Always start with mild solvents such as mineral spirits, naphtha or denatured alcohol. Harsher solvents such as acetone and lacquer thinner should only be used as a last resort. After removing the stain with solvent, wash the area with a mild detergent and clean water to remove all solvent residues. Salt residue: Use a solution of warm water and white vinegar to remove dried salt residue. Mix one-part white vinegar to one-part warm water and wash the surface. When “nished, rewash the surface with a mild detergent and clean water. Special thanks to Tripp Nelson of Alexseal Yacht Coatings for his contributions to this article. Coming next month: Well look at some easy ways to repair minor damage to your new paint job. Steve Rosenberg is the former editorial director of Boating World magazine and now writes exclusively about boating and yachting.


PRICKLE, BURNING, NUMBNESS?HighTone PowerTherapy for diabeticsThe resistance and vigor of the whole body is improved. There is a muscle buildup up to one inch at the thighs in 2 weeks or muscle and nerves growth in length of up to 2mm per day. After the 30 min therapy the patient feels refreshed, just after a 2-3h walk but can you walk for 2-3h on your yacht? Technical Data Display LCD Output frequency 4096 … 32768 Hz Modulations 20 Hz Treatment time 1 … 90 minutes Dimensions 23 (9) 13.5 (5.3) 23 (9) cm (inch) (W H D) Weight 1.4 kg / 3 pounds (without equipment) Warranty period 24 months You will “nd more information under www.caribbean-med.com. Of course you are always welcome to contact us personally: Caribbean…medDirector Martin Rechmann Harbour View, Eastend 01190 Tortola, British Virgin Islands Phone: +1 284 443 0551 Associated with GBO Medizintechnik AG Germany (former Siemens AG) Kleiststrasse 6 D-64668 Rimbach Phone: +49 6253 8080 Sales and distribution in the Caribbean, Canada, Centraland South America (No sales organization in the US)Finally free of painFor patients suffering from polyneuropathy there is a new medical Device HiToP191 for treatment at home or on board. Several clinical studies prove effectiveness and therapeutical ef“ciency of HighTone Power Therapy for diabetical polyneuropathy. The effects of this innovative therapy were evaluated in comparison to the conventional electrotherapy. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Stephan Martin the German Center of Diabetics (DDZ) Duesseldorf scienti“cally proved the ef“ciency of HighTone Power Therapy on diabetical polyneuropathy. In comparison to the conventional method of the Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), HighTone Power Therapy is much more effective. For 80% of the polyneuropatic patients treated with HighTone Power Therapy (painful and painless polyneuropathy) considerable relief was documented, only 33% of the patients treated with TENS experienced similar relief. A clinical study under the responsibility of Prof. Dr. Peter P. Nawroth at the University Hospital in Heidelberg (Germany) investigated the effect of HighTone Power Therapy on patients with painful diabetical polyneuropathy: Also in this case considerable relief was documented for 75% of the patients. At the University Hospital of Wrzburg (Germany) a clinical study of Prof. Dr. Dr. August Heidland showed an improvement for 73% of the patients. An observational study by the West German Center of Diabetics and Health at Duesseldorf (WDGZ) extended the data base of the studies: 414 patients suffering from diabetes received a therapy unit for a 6 week treatment at home. For 88.4% a signi“cant reduction of neuropatic pain was documented. Also sleep disorders were reduced. What are the main effects of HighTone Power Therapy? vitalize the body. HighTone power therapy increases the mitochondria in amount and size, the so-called energy power stationsŽ of the cells. structures oscillate, with the aim to improve metabolic processes and to relieve pain. It has a strong positive effect on the transport of nutritive and waste substances.Caribbean…med


40 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Our Natural World If a sea bean could tell you its story you would hear about tall tropical forests, streams and rivers, trips in ocean currents, time spent swirling in an ocean eddy with other ”oating objects and an eventual landfall on a beach in the sea wrack. Beach or sea wrack is the line of debris, usually dominated by Sargasso seaweed, deposited on the beach at the tide line. Sea beans, also called drift seeds, are quite diverse; most are seeds from tropical vines or trees and others, such as nickernuts, also called nickerbeans, are from seaside plants. All are seeds, but not all are beans (in the bean family). They are all well armored and ”oat. The hard outer shell protects the seed, which has evolved to sprout in the appropriate habitat. Air pockets help the seeds ”oat and some seeds SEA BEANSFROM THE FOREST TO THE BEACHSTORY AND PHOTOS BY DEVI SHARP Sea bean jewelry: A variety of sea beans are used to make jewelry.


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 41may not ”oat in fresh water, but once reaching the more dense sea water they join the ”oating debris. Hamburger beans are the quintessential sea bean and are often found on Caribbean beaches. There are three species of this bean in the Caribbean and they look very similar, but for our purposes we can call them hamburger beans, donkey eyes or ojo de buey (bulls eyes because of its resemblance to the eye of a bull). Caribbean hamburger beans come from vines that grow in lush tropical forests and are often pollinated by bats. There are many species of hamburger beans throughout the world and currents carry them to tropical beaches worldwide. I have found the hard pods while hiking in the forest in Grenada and Trinidad and have found the beans on beaches in the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean as well as in Los Aves in Venezuela. Hamburger beans are thought to bring good luck to the “nder. They polish nicely and are often used for necklaces and other jewelry. Sea hearts are larger than hamburger beans and will almost “ll your palm with their shiny wood like heart shape. Sea hearts are the seed of the monkey ladder vine, which grows in wet lowland tropical forests of the Caribbean, Central and South America. The vine is ”attened and ribbon like in a long chain of S curves that appear perfect for a monkey or sloth to climb. The seed pods can reach one to two meters in length, the longest of any legume. The seed pods disintegrate in the rain and the seeds fall to the forest ”oor. Rains wash the seeds, which are very buoyant "! # !$ %&$ &( and resistant to decay, into the streams and rivers and where the sea heart starts its life as a sea bean. They can drift for months or years to distant continents or tropical islands. Christopher Columbus was intrigued by the sea hearts he found on the beaches of the Azores off the coast of Portugal, where this bean is called fava de ColomŽ or Columbus bean. Sailors have long used sea hearts as a good luck charm.Sea beans, also called drift seeds, are quite diverse; most are seeds from tropical vines or trees and others, such as nickernuts, also called nickerbeans, are from seaside plants.


42 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Our Natural World SEA BEAN RESOURCES: Sea-Beans from the Tropics: A Collectors Guide to Sea-Beans and Other Tropical Drift on Atlantic Shores by Ed Perry, Ed & John V Dennis World Guide to Tropical Drift Seeds and Fruits by Charles R. Gunn, Pamela J Paradine & John V. Dennis Graines des Antilles by Servane Chauchix and Hector Poullet (In French) Below: A. Seaheart; B. Hamburger bean; C. Nickernut; D. Manchineel seed; E. Christmas palm; F. Sea coconut Middle photo: I found this hamburger bean pod while hiking in Trinidad. Bottom photo: Nickernuts grow near the sea in very spiny pods with very spiny leaves. Nickernuts are used for the traditional African game of Wari which is played in many of the Caribbean Islands.


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 43 If We Made Our Formula Any Finer, Wed Be Bottling Champagne. While a bottle of bubbly certainly has very different attributes, the level of quality and precision that goes into producing each can of Micronis similar. The Micron family of products is the pinnacle of todays antifouling technology „ formulated to deliver maximum antifouling performance in even the harshest fouling environments, and on all types of boats. And because Micron products are polishing paints, they actually become smoother over time, reducing drag and fuel consumption, leading to a significant reduction in carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide emissions. Micron paints also provide multi … seasonal performance which means the boat can be hauled and relaunched without recoating. It gets better. Because the polishing action reduces build-up, when the time does come to re-apply, youll spend less time sanding. You just cant buy a better antifouling. And thats certainly worth raising a glass to. , Interluxthe AkzoNobel logo and all products mentioned are trademarks of, or licensed to, AkzoNobel. Akzo Nobel N.V. 2010. Use antifou lings safely. Always read the product label. The uncommon, but treasured Marys bean comes from a tropical vine or liana in the morning-glory family. This seed has a distinctive cross on one side of the seed and was named for the Virgin Mary. The vine grows only in Mexico and Central America, so it is easy to pinpoint the distance the bean has traveled when it is found, for example on the coast of Norway or Bikini Island in the Marshall Islands. Marys beans have been known to travel 15,000 miles by sea. Marys beans are used as good luck charms to ward off evil spirits and to ensure an easy delivery when held by a mother during childbirth. Nickernuts are marble like seeds produced by a very spiny plant that has a very spiny pod containing two seeds. This spiny plant grows along the shores of many Caribbean islands and throughout tropical beaches of the world. In the Caribbean there are three common species of nickernuts, each with a different color seed: gray, yellow and yellow brown. The seeds are smooth and shiny and some seeds have latitudinal rings. When the seeds are mature the pod dries out and the nickernuts fall into the sand where they may sprout or be picked up by a wave and start an ocean journey. Nickernuts are used for the game of wari, a traditional African game that is played in many of the islands in the Caribbean. There are many other sea beans and drift seeds that you can “nd on the beaches in the Caribbean. The sea coconut is the seed of a tropical palm called the sleeve palm, busso palm, or troolie palm which grows in the Caribbean and South America. The pretty oblong seed of the star nut palm polishes up nicely and is a unique “nd. A less desirable “nd are Manchineel, which can carry a chemical that is irritating and can cause a rash. Take the next opportunity to do a bit of beach combing and see what you can “nd. Ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream, transport seeds and beans from the tropics to distant shores. In a future issue we will learn more about ocean currents and ocean eddies. Devi Sharp is a retired wildlife biologist. Currently she is exploring the Caribbean with her husband, Hunter, aboard their sailboat Arctic Tern. Ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream, transport seeds and beans from the tropics to distant shores.


44 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 The idea of cruising the Caribbean with paying guests aboard is an idea that appeals to many as either a “rst or second career. But, like any business, theres homework to do in order to make crewed yacht chartering a successful venture. This includes the choice of yacht, manning the vessel as owner/operator or hiring crew, and taking proper care of the commerce end of setting up a charter operation. It is generally better, and easier “nancially, to choose a boat that can accommodate four to six passengers,Ž says Ed Hamilton, of Ed Hamilton & Company, a charter yacht brokerage based in Wiscasset, Maine, which specializes in Caribbean charters. Modern designs tend to offer more room and are easier to charter, but again there are some old timers that do well.Ž Monohulls such as the Irwin 65s and power boats ranging from 58 to110 feet,Ž says Erik Ackerson, executive director SO YOU WANT TO CHARTER YOUR YACHT IN THE CARIBBEAN? HERES HOW! BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.CHARTERYACHTS.INFO


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 45of the St. Thomas-based Virgin Islands Charteryacht League (VICL), make up our mixed ”eet.Ž Catamarans are still the vanguard for our ”eet,Ž adds Dick Schoonover, who manages the clearinghouse, CharterPort BVI, in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Our most popular cats span a broad spectrum from 44-foot Lagoon cats all the way up to our Matrix 76 cats. The midrange, Lagoon 50s and 57s and our Simonis 58s are all chartering well, too. Bigger seems to continue to “nd new fans and friends.Ž Must-haves depend on the level of charter, meaning the size and degree of luxury on the yacht,Ž says Narendra Sethia, base manager for Barefoot Yacht Charters, in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. If someone is paying, for instance, $20,000 for a group of four to six, then air-conditioning, water-maker, ice-maker and plenty of water toys will be expected. If theyre paying around $4,500 to $7,000 for a less luxurious yacht, then expectations will be less.Ž Electric heads are becoming the norm,Ž adds Hamilton. WiFi/iPod access is often expected. Water toys are always a plus. Even if they are not used, they help sell the charter.Ž The chief advantage of being an owner/operator is that youll do better “nancially as you wont have to pay a crew,Ž says Barefoots Sethia. Owner/operators tend to be owners of smaller crewed yachts, usually less than 60 or 70 feet.Ž Owner/operators should note that running a charter yacht is not all parties and Pina Coladas. CharterPort BVIs Schoonover says, Youll be working 16 to 18 hour days and youll be on call the rest of the time, often for weeks in a row without bene“t of weekends. You have to stay up, for weeks at a time, meaning be on your game, perky, smiley, alert. No bad hair days allowed. You have to be a people person, while tap dancing as fast as you can, avoid raising your voice and be a Jack of all trades, master of none.Ž On the other hand,Ž says Barefoots Sethia, there are some good, professional crews out there, and the obvious advantage here is that theres someone else to take care of all the hassles and keep the yacht in immaculate shape.Ž As for hiring crew, Sethia says, My response may be unusual, but I am not interested in hiring anyone without looking into their eyes and sitting opposite them and having a beer with them. But many owners will simply go to one of the many crew “nder web sites out there and choose from them.Ž Placing of a boat into charter is a business and, as such, its required to adhere to the local laws and regulations of the home port,Ž says the VICLs Ackerson. This includes a business license, boat insurance, vessel registration and mooring or dock location.Ž Gone are the days of the paper brochure,Ž says CharterPort BVIs Schoonover. Paper brochures are nice, but we mail fewer and fewer of them these days. Charter yachts are discovered on the internet. Tweets, Friending, Liking and YouTube, its all part of positioning and posturing, or networking oneself into the eyes of prospective charterers.Ž Another key business element,Ž adds Hamilton, is to pick a central agency or clearing house that is well established in the area, and then use them for everything. Brokers talk to the more popular clearing houses every day and the boat that tries to promote itself independently of a clearing house invariably loses out. Its much easier for a broker to check availability for a number of boats through a few large agencies for a general enquiry, rather than call an independent owner for one client, though of course they will if its an obvious match. The skill is getting the right clearing house that an owner and crew feel comfortable working with.Ž Finally,Ž says the VICLs Ackerson, I always suggest booking a charter for yourself before you consider relocating or starting a charter business for the “rst time. You can never ask too many questions.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Must-haves depend on the level of charter, meaning the size and degree of luxury on the yacht.Ž


46 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Mirian and Pieter at the wheel of Passaat .


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 47people, German people and, in August and September, Spanish people. After the Berlin Wall came down, a lot of Germans stayed more in Europe, especially in winter. And after Yugoslavia became open again, a lot of Europeans went to Croatia, especially in the summer. In the 1990s the Caribbean was a hot destination amongst the Dutch but then airfares started to rise.Ž All these things had an effect on the Caribbean charter boat industry, especially for those who relied heavily on visitors from Europe. At the time, Passaat was working 46 weeks a year but when bookings began to fall her captain had to make a decision. I thought we might be able to continue in long-term charter by “nding new markets in the States or Canada,Ž said Bakker, but came to realize that as a European boat we didnt really understand the marketing strategy of the States. At that point, I thought, well, after all those years of term charter; it might be nice to start something new.Ž WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?BY GARY E. BROWN TERM CHARTER DAY CHARTERMany dream of selling up and moving to the Caribbean to operate a term charter boat business. Pieter Bakker did just that but then in an unusual move, Bakker turned his back on term charter to offer day sails instead. What made Bakker and his partner Mirian Ebbers trade what many see as the glamorous world of term charter for the nuts and bolts of day sailing? What are the advantages and pitfalls of running a day charter business, and how dif“cult is it to make a living? I went onboard the beautiful gaff-rigged pilot-schooner Passaat in St. Maarten to “nd out. Captain Bakker has been a sailor all his life and has owned and skippered many different vessels. He arrived in the Caribbean 19-years ago, so he is well schooled in the charter boat industry. A savvy businessman, he learned early on that outside forces can play a major roll in the commercial success of any charter boat business, a business that is part of the wider vacation industry. As Bakker explained, its all to do with the numbers. I came to the Caribbean on a 50-footer and went into business,Ž he said as we sat below on Passaat After “ve years I was able to buy this boat and carry on with term charter. My guests were mainly from Europe … Dutch PASSAAT SPECIFICATIONS: Bakker and Ebbers seem to thrive on the hard work and say they wouldnt want to make their living any other way. Passaat under sail.


48 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Their venture into day charter took them to Bequia where, says Bakker it was beautiful sailing. However, the number of tourists visiting the island was not enough to support their business and the decision was made to move to St. Maarten. St. Maarten has one and a half million land based tourists a year,Ž says Ebbers. Although referred to as a boat, Passaat is a sailing ship, a classic gaff rigged schooner with a fascinating history. To keep control of costs, the boat is run by two people. Bakker and Ebbers seem to thrive on the hard work and say they wouldnt want to make their living any other way. Licensed to carry 30 people, Passaat limits the numbers to 16 to make the sail more enjoyable. We like to serve a nice lunch sitting around the table, not a plate on your lap. You can sit there with a nice bottle of wine,Ž says Bakker. Its how we would want to have lunch and how we would want to be treated.Ž Ebbers says that unlike many Caribbean day charter boats, on Passaat they dont play loud music. The music is the wind in the sails and the sounds of the water against the hull. This is not a booze cruise … its a relaxing cruise.Ž Bakker and Ebbers run a successful day charter business which they enjoy. However, Ebbers says anyone wishing to follow their lead should choose their vessel wisely. We love giving people the experience of sailing on a huge old ship, but if someone wants to do day charters they should choose a plastic boat for the maintenance. Also they should think of their limitations, how “t you need to be to sail the boat.Ž For more information, visit: www.sailholiday.com Email: sailholiday@caribserve.net Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea He is a presenter on Island 92, 91.9 FM, St. Maarten, and the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High For more information visit: garyebrown.net We love giving people the experience of sailing on a huge old ship, but if someone wants to do day charters they should choose a plastic boat for the maintenance. Term Charter Day CharterA relaxing cruise.




50 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 CHARTER YACHTING:FORECASTS & TRENDS BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Recessionary world economies, stock market slides and the disappearing of personal wealth hasnt put a dent in Caribbean charter yacht vacations. In fact, according to Dick Schoonover, who manages the clearinghouse, CharterPort BVI, in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, last season exempli“ed how bad weather in North America and Europe can really turn the tide for chartering in the Caribbean. For example, says Schoonover, January isnt normally our busiest month, advance-bookings wise, but people clearly wanted a break from the cold and ice. This “lled in a lot of gaps in the charter calendars, and made what would have been merely an okay year into a good year.Ž Looking ahead to 2011-2012, Erik Ackerson, executive director of the St. Thomas-based Virgin Islands Charteryacht League (VICL) forecasts a good season, if early booking are any indication. About 70 percent of our ”eet was booked for the Christmas and New Year holidays as of August,Ž Ackerson says. Sarah Sebastian, manager of the Antigua Yacht Charter Show and a broker for Nicholson Yachts in Antigua, agrees with this positive prediction. Were seeing more advanced bookings. While youd expect this for the Christmas holidays, were even seeing bookings for next summer come in.Ž One of the challenges for the year ahead is the availability and affordability of airlift to the Caribbean, says Steve JANET BROWN/OCEANMEDIA


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 51They are comfortable, especially for those who are new to sailing, have four equal staterooms which is a big seller if theres four couples chartering, and enough space aboard to enjoy social time with friends.Ž Monohulls,Ž says Nicholsons Sebastian, havent lost their popularity in spite of the increased interest in catamarans.Ž High fuel prices are prompting many would-be guests to choose sail, says Select Yachts McHorney. The big higher end cats here in the Caribbean have done quite well with some very distinguished clients who may have normally chartered a motor yacht.Ž Yet, fuel costs are not shutting down motor yacht operations, says the VICLs Ackerson. Were seeing more megayachts in the 120ft range signing up to be members and base here all year round.Ž The U.S. and British Virgin Islands are still the largest charter market in the Caribbean, with St. Maarten second. The St. Maarten airport is now the number two airport in the Caribbean after San Juan with loads of international ”ights,Ž says Select Yachts McHorney. The new government seems to be very cooperative and pro-charter.Ž Nicholsons Sebastian adds, Antigua and the Grenadines are always popular.Ž Toys? Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP) and especially in”atable SUPs are the hot new water toy, says the VICLs Ackerson. The in”atable boards fold up into the size of a backpack and the paddles also fold up making for convenient stowing.Ž As for amenities,Ž says CharterPorts Schooner, I think the growth in spa-related services from shore-based operations has spun off the same to the menu on offer from the charter ”eet, though its still a shore-based offering. For example: Hey, were anchoring in Dead Mans Bay tomorrow. Do you want me to make a massage reservation for you at the spa? This sort of thing.Ž When it comes to cuisine, says Select Yachts McHorney, healthy and gourmet rule. The VICLs Ackerson adds, Charter guests are eating leaner and looking for local delicacies. That said; there are requests now for diets that people didnt much know about twenty or thirty years ago like gluten-free.Ž Going green is another trend charter yachts are adopting. Ed Hamiltons McCrea says, Each yacht pushes their McCrea, president of Ed Hamilton & Company, a charter yacht brokerage based in Wiscasset, ME, which specializes in Caribbean charters. American Airlines has stopped direct ”ights to San Juan from New York and Boston and the cost of fuel is higher making fares higher. This may cause some to, for example, drive to Disney World instead or take a domestic vacation destination and ”y on one of the low cost carriers.Ž Still,Ž says Ann McHorney, charter specialist for St. Maartenbased Select Yachts, what makes the Caribbean interesting is that it is more affordable than many other locations.Ž What are charter clients chartering? Its all about catamarans,Ž says Ed Hamiltons McCrea. Still,Ž says Ann McHorney, charter specialist for St. Maarten-based Select Yachts, what makes the Caribbean interesting is that it is more affordable than many other locations.Ž ED HAMILTONCatamarans are increasingly popular in the charter boat market. JANET BROWN/OCEANMEDIA


52 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 agenda for being green. However, one common way I see is doing away with plastic water bottles.Ž Were trying to push for boats to take bottled water off their preference sheets and push water from their highly sophisticated “ltration systems instead,Ž says the VICLs Ackerson. Some boats are even going farther and creating special ”avored or infused waters.Ž As for trends in the way brokers operate, the paper brochure has pretty much gone the way of the dinosaur. Many of the new brokers never had experience with hard copy brochures or had to keep a large library of brochures on hand,Ž says CharterPorts Schoonover. One “rm even has an iPhone app!Ž Yet, while technology seems to be the wave of the future with more marketing via Internet and social media, plastic hasnt yet turned into the preferred form of payment for a charter yacht vacation. As universal and ubiquitous as charge cards are,Ž says CharterPorts Schoonover, they still are not close to being universally accepted by charter yachts. The fear of charge-backs remains.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Charter YachtingPHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.YACHTSHOTSBVI.COMShelly Tucker (Chef) and Meredith Spector (First Mate) enjoy a relaxing moment on deck.


53 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2007SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION TITLEBY Intro to Broker spotlights OCTOBER 2007 ALLATSEA.NET 53 Special Advertising SectionIn this section, get to know four of the Caribbeans top yacht brokers„youll be impressed by the depth of hands-on nautical knowledge they bring to their work. When youre on the emotional journey of buying or selling a boat, experts like these can reduce your stress level fast. Professional brokers will weave your boat buying dreams together with wide-awake attention to the details that count. Some can arrange “nancing or provide charter management programs that can make the dream come true sooner than you think. And when its time to sell, a brokers contacts and expertise will be invaluable for getting the mission accomplished. Caribbean yacht brokers offer a treasure trove of knowledge you can tap into on critical matters like insurance, delivery, registration, crew staf“ng, maintenance, and provisioning„even the best places to cruise. After all, they know these waters better than anyone else.SPOTLIGHT: TOP YACHT BROKERS


Special Advertising Section1 23 Hulls the BVI Yacht Brokers, located on Tortola, in The British Virgin Islands is a comprehensive marine services company that encompasses a full service yacht brokerage, yacht management company and a yacht delivery agency. 123 Hulls believes in offering extensive and expanded services for ever-increasing consumer demands and expectations. We make the purchase process hassle-free and pleasurable and the ongoing ownership experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible by providing guidance and assistance on everything from “nance, insurance and vessel registration to our yacht delivery and yacht management programs, At 123 Hulls we understand that buying a boat can be an emotional experience as well as a signi“cant “nancial investment, which requires careful and knowledgeable guidance throughout the entire process. With our extensive knowledge of the yachts available in the Caribbean as well as in the U.S. and Europe make us especially well suited to handle your next yacht purchase whether it be a motor or sailing monohull, catamaran or trimaran.. Our knowledge and experience with an international clientele is unsurpassed. From that “rst phone call or email through survey and sea Carol and Greg trial we at 123 Hulls are right there with you every step of the way to ensure you the best available boat to ful“ll your needs, at the best possible price, and to provide after sale service with our in-house yacht management, as well as yacht deliveries. Our number one priority is to successfully match our clients needs, to a yacht that will exceed their expectations. The secret of our success is experienced yacht brokers who listen to our customers needs and know where to locate the yacht that will ful“ll those needs. All our yacht brokers are long time boaters who have an extensive knowledge of the multitude of vessels available in an ever changing market. At 123 Hulls we have over 30 years of combined yacht brokering experience. Our aim is to make every stage of your yachting experience secure, ful“lling and pleasurable. To “nd out more about Choosing a Broker, Buying a Boat, Selling a Boat, Making An Offer, Yacht Management & Deliveries please visit our web site at www.123hulls.com. We look forward to meeting and working with you in making your dreams a reality. Best Wishes & Fair Winds, The crew at 123 Hulls the BVI Yacht Brokers. Tortola, BVI123 HULLS


Special Advertising Section Jim & Deborah Veiga Ceiba, Puerto Rico ATLAS YACHTS J im Veiga owns and operates Atlas Yacht Sales Caribbean & Sailcaribe Yacht Charters, located at Marina Puerto del Rey in Fajardo Puerto Rico. Atlas is the Caribbean dealer for Jeanneau Sailboats, Lagoon Catamarans and Hunter Sailboats. Atlas is a full service stocking dealership with new model sailboats and Lagoon Catamarans in inventory and on display. Jim started Veiga Yachting, a yacht management operation specializing in sailboats in 1995 in Fajardo Puerto Rico. In 2001 Veiga Yachting purchased Atlas Yacht Sales and Charters, a sailboat brokerage also based in Fajardo at Marina Puerto Del Rey. After experiencing growth in the brokerage sales department, Atlas took on the Hunter dealership and started the Sailtime base in PR as well as an ASA Sailing School. Then in 2007 Atlas became the dealer for Lagoon Catamarans offering new Lagoon Catamarans for private owners based in the Caribbean and for charter. In 2007 Jim started SailCaribe Yacht Charters, answering the demand for bareboat sailing charters to the Spanish Virgin Islands of Culebra and Vieques. In 2010, Atlas Yacht Sales was made a dealer for Jeanneau sailboats introducing the first Jeanneau 409 to the Caribbean. In 2012, new Jeanneau sailboats will be introduced in to the SailCaribe fleet. The of“ces of Atlas Yacht Sales and SailCaribe yacht charters are in suite 107 at MarIna Puerto del Rey. Deborah Veiga, runs the administrative end of the business and Jim manages sales and the charter operation. Atlas employs full time maintenance and technical staff and is open 7 days a week, year round. The SailCaribe ”eet and new inventory vessels are located at their private dock facility on Dock 10 at Puerto Del Rey. Atlas Yacht Sales Caribbean has been a Coorperate member of YBAA since 1998 and has been serving the Caribbean ever since. With their well reputed customer service, the best sailboat brands in the sailing industry and a great central location at Marina Puerto Del Rey in Fajardo PR Jim and Debbie Veiga anticipate a strong future. A


Special Advertising Section B VI Yacht Sales is located at Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, the premier marine service location in the British Virgin Islands. This facility includes a 200-slip marina and full service yard, comfortable hotel and good restaurants set on a tropical island offering our clients the most enjoyable Caribbean yacht purchase experience possible. With a staff of three full-time brokers, an of“ce/closing manager and a marketing manager, we are amply staffed throughout all aspects of the brokerage. Our Brokers include Brian Duff, with experience from owning many different yachts, sailing on almost every type of boat out there, and working in the service and repair side of the industry for the last 15 years. Brian sold Southbound Cruising Services in 2009, a rigging specialist shop he had created and run in the very active Annapolis area, before then making the move to BVI Yacht Sales. Brians knowledge of yachts is full and far reaching and he puts this to work helping you fully understand the boats you are considering buying. Having made a living upgrading boats, having rebuilt many too, Brian is very well equipped to advise sellers on the right little things that can be done to get the best sale price, fast! Brian and his wife Kim have many thousands of miles offshore and costal cruising already under the keel, and continue to cruise under sail with their 9 year old son at every opportunity. Chris Simpson is a full time broker and co-owner of BVI Yacht Sales. Prior to brokering he was Operations Manager for TMM Yacht Charters largest base, taking care of 50 yachts for many years. Chriss early passion was teaching sailing, which he did for a decade in the U.K., including running his own RYA School with his wife and co-owner of BVI Yacht Sales, Karen. Chris has spent the last 30 years in the sailing industry as well as much of his childhood years cruising offshore with his parents which, combined with his other sailing, totals around 40,000 miles. Chris is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor who has a well rounded knowledge of most things nautical which he is always happy to share with clients. Clive Allen, has been with BVI Yacht Sales since 2007. He started his nautical career in the diving industry two decades ago leading him to work in Australia and Asia including running his own dive shop in the Philippines. Clive has spent 4 years live-aboard cruising from Hong Kong to Madagascar and, more recently, two years cruising the length and breadth of the Caribbean with his wife and young daughter. Clives extensive travels have given him a well rounded outlook that allows him to quickly tune into any clients requirements, he is also fully ”uent in French which is a great plus. Clive holds the French Ocean Captain quali“cation and has a strong background in diesel mechanics. EST. 1981LTD.The Informative BrokersŽ Clive Allen, Chris Simpson, Brian Duff Tortola, British Virgin IslandsB.V.I. YACHT SALES


Special Advertising Section P robably the thing I love best about what I do ... is being at the cusp of change in peoples lives. I facilitate people moving on to The Next Big Thing...buyers and sellers alike. Having spent three years trying to get my own head around selling up everything and buying and re“tting a boat to go sailing (I eventually ended up on a therapists couch...) and having spent almost two years trying to sell another boat through brokers a decade later, I am well placed to know what buyers and sellers want. Essentially, I give my clients what I expect a broker to give to me...and I am picky. Its that simple. I have a background in the design, sales and installation of big ticket communication systems, where a knowledge based, proactive service was imperative. A lifetime spent tinkering with things mechanical, together with time spent as an apprentice aircraft mechanic before I came away, certainly helps too! So too does the more than thirty years I have been messing about with boats of all sizes, plenty sea miles including two Atlantic crossings, the “rst being in 1981 navigating with a sextant and a lead line. (and Yes...we got lost.) In the nearly twenty years we have been in the Caribbean, we have run charter boats, run charter boat bases, rebuilt sunk to the bottomŽ hurricane destroyed vessels and project managed teams of workers refurbishing private and charter vessels...and bought and sold boats for our own account. The brokerage was the next logical step...and we understand silver service! Ask around...you will probably like what you hearƒTony Brewer (Im the one on the left) St. MaartenTHE LITTLE SHIP CO.


Special Advertising SectionM y name is Dave McCall, owner/broker of Maritime Yacht Sales in beautiful St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. My brokerage is a member of the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) with an of“ce conveniently located at Independent Boatyard. My goal and focus is to broker transactions with exceptional personalized service resulting in fair deals that all parties can feel good about. Please take a minute to learn a little about who I am and how I approach yacht brokerage. Here are a few key elements to my success.EXPERIENCE: A big part of listing and selling boats is knowing boats. I began brokering in 1997 and felt it was a natural progression for me, having previously worked as a boat builder, sailing instructor and charter captain. If you have a similar background and are considering living in the Caribbean I would be interested in talking with you about a position is my “rm.CUSTOMER RELATIONS: Knowing my customer is paramount. I think it is very important to maintain regular communication with my buyers and sellers. This allows me to stay abreast of any changes in their plans or preferences and also enables me to stay current on any improvements made to their vessels. In addition I like to discuss showings and buyer feedback with my sellers.LISTENING: When I am listing a boat the best source of information is the owner. So I listen carefully when discussing the yachts history, maintenance and equipment. When Im working with a buyer, I like to hear about their past boating experience Dave McCall as well as what features and qualities they prefer in a boat. Sometimes I gain my greatest insights to buyers preferences while listening to their comments during a showing.DETAILS: Lets face it, boats are complex. Even a little day sailor or dingy can present challenges. I believe its important to address details. For example I try to be very thorough when compiling a listing data sheet. I know my listers appreciate the effort I make to convey the value of their yacht through the details on the listing sheet. I also do my best to include several high quality photos.HONESTY: My reputation and my business are one in the same. I believe in full disclosure. There are no perfect boats. They all have positive aspects as well as a few items in need of attention. By being honest and upfront with people, I establish trust and respect early on. To me that is the best way to conduct business. LOCAL KNOWLEDGE: I have lived, worked and sailed in the Caribbean for 14 years and continually draw on my local knowledge to assist customers from other parts of the world. Naturally I provide information on lenders, insurance companies, surveyors, marinas, lodging and other related services. I “nd that people respond well to my hospitality and helpfulness and this sets a positive tone for doing business. If you are ever visiting St. Thomas please stop in to say hello. And whos knows, maybe I have the boat youve been looking for. St. Thomas, USVIMARITIME YACHT SALES


Special Advertising Section B eing part of The Moorings team, our brokers also have resources at their disposal to aid you in every aspect of the purchasing and selling process. Items such as transportation, accommodations, dockage, insurance, “nancing, and delivery, are examples of the areas where Richard and Giles can be invaluable assets to both buyers and sellers. When purchasing or selling a yacht through one of our brokers, you will not only be dealing with professional and licensed brokers on site, but also have the security of dealing with a publicly traded and bonded company that has of“ces globally. Come meet Richard Vass. He “rst moved to the British Virgin Islands eleven years ago, working for both Sunsail and The Moorings during this time. Richards family are keen sailors and his introduction to yachts began at an early age. Drawing on his knowledge of charter yachts, passion for sailing, and his local knowledge, youll “nd Richard a friendly chap who is happy to explain the brokerage process as well as help you “nd your dream yacht. He has 13 years of experience in the yachting industry. Most of these years were spent working with The Moorings and Sunsail between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. In 2004 Richard joined the Moorings Brokerage Team and has been an asset not only to his many buyers and sellers, but also to the whole Moorings Team. Richard can be reached at rvass@mooringsbrokerage.com or on his cell phone at (284) 542-2016. Giles Woods “rst memory of sailing was sitting on the bow of a dinghy when he was about 4, while he sailed around the bay with his Dad. He has been sailing ever since. He joined the Moorings Brokerage Team in Tortola 4 years ago after having set up the sailing school here for Sunsail. Studying engineering at university, he worked as a sales manager selling classic and sports automobiles before turning back to the water. He is quali“ed RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor and has been around the world skippering, racing, teaching and brings his enthusiasm for sailing to the brokerage. His hands on knowledge and experience is a great asset when looking for the right boat or getting onboard once you have found it. Giles can be reached at gwood@mooringsbrokerage.com or on his cell phone at (284) 541-0252. Yacht Brokerage The Moorings Yacht Brokerage is the exclusive sales of“ce for the charter yachts coming out of the Moorings, Sunsail, Moorings Power and Footloose ”eets. We specialize in pre-owned catamarans, monohulls and power catamarans, all recent model production yachts from world renowned manufacturers. The Moorings holds a trade license to do business in the British Virgin Islands and Richard and Giles hold permits as Yacht Brokers in the territory. The Tortola of“ce is open 7 days a week to better serve our clients.Giles Wood and Richard Vass at the Tortola base of 400+ yachts. THE MOORINGS


Special Advertising SectionS outhern Trades Yacht Sales was formed in 1977 and operated out of Yacht Haven Marina in St. Thomas, USVI until relocating to Road Town, Tortola, BVI in 1997. As such Southern Trades is the oldest independent yacht sales, management and charter company in the Caribbean. From the time of its inception, Southern Trades has always specialized in the resale of active, income producing, crewed charter yacht businesses. We have never attempted to be in the bare boat re-sale end of the brokerage industry nor have we ever really chased after mom and pop wanting to set sail for Australia when they retire. Due to our excellent and prominent location in the heart of Caribbean chartering we have become the world-wide, industry leader in guiding new owners into ongoing, income producing, crewed charter yacht businesses which require little or no owner input; be it time or “nancial contributions. We also offer those yacht owners wishing to move up the opportunity to sell their yacht charter business. We are constantly in need of additional crewed charter yacht businesses that are for sale … we have willing and able buyers!! We also own and operate the largest crewed charter yacht clearing house in the Caribbean and by doing so we follow up The Team after the sale and assist new owners and assure them of getting off to the best start. We believe in hitting the ground running when it comes to purchasing an ongoing charter yacht business. We assist in all aspects of USVI and BVI Government licensing, yacht registration, company formation, banking, insurance, parts procurement and professional crew staf“ng for the yacht. We have 3 fulltime staff devoted solely to our yacht management division for off island owners who require intensive, day to day management of their yacht, crew and charter business. Our competent staff in our Tortola of“ce includes charter consultants, accountants, yacht managers, crew liaison personnel, charter broker liaison personnel, yacht sales staff and government liaison staff. We are con“dent in our abilities to identify, locate and make successful almost any yacht that an owner may wish to place into the charter industry. Please contact us for information on certain charter yacht businesses we are currently offering. We can supply budgetary information as well as prospective income stream reports and other pertinent information on the crewed charter yacht industry. Village Cay Marina, Tortola, BVISOUTHERN TRADES


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OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 63 Haiti The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 prompted an outpouring of assistance. For some in the marine community, this help continues nearly two years later especially to some of the offshore villages best accessed by boat. One of these yachts is S/V Tranquility a 56ft custom steel Bruce Roberts sailed by Cameron and Leighia Murray and their two children, Maya and Fynn. With the help of several individuals and organizations, the family formed Sailors without Borders, made two humanitarian trips so far to Gonve, and have spread the word to other cruisers to do the same or to donate supplies. This isnt a story about hand-outs, but of helping hands. The Murrays were in the Florida Keys when the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake hit. Our renewable energy business, Trans Marine Pro, was slow at the time due to the American economy,Ž explains Leighia, so we decided as a family to do something that SAILORS WITHOUT BORDERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN HAITI S/V Tranquility carrying humanitarian aid to Haiti.


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OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 65 Haiti ers donated by the Seven Seas Cruising Association. This marked an effort to introduce a cleaner way of cooking that didnt rely on felling trees or expensive fossil fuels. Currently, SWB is working with three communities in Gonve in partnership with the AAE. Our vision isnt to take over or tell them how to do things from our western standards but to provide the technology for the community to help itself, help the children and build successful futures for the children,Ž says Leighia. Education is greatly regarded in the community and many children want to go to school but unfortunate the price of education is high and therefore illiteracy rates are high on the island.Ž For more information and to help, visit: www.sailorswith outborders.com. Or, stop by the Trans Marine Pro booth at the Annapolis Boat Show in October. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Clockwise from top: A.A.E. CREW … From left: Jean Johnnel, Cameron Murray, Michel Samuel, Leighia Murray, Marcelin Fleuricin, Terguens Edouard (A.A.E Delegates missing … President Damour Nadal, Usne Makenson Secretary); Rishi Linley NY Film Student with kids of the A.A.E.; Cameron Murray, Director/Founder Sailors without Borders with crew member Ted Johnson


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OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 67 Puerto Rico The sport of Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is taking off around the Caribbean, and the world, and its a watersport in which Puerto Ricos Heather Baus certainly excels. In fact, in July, Baus “nished an incredible second in the 15th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu (M2O) Paddleboard World Championships, a 32-mile open-water and treacherous paddle that can make a grown man cry. Baus, a former yacht captain, professional corporate pilot, and mother of nine-year-old Opti sailor, Savannah, moved to Penuelas in 2001 after marrying husband, Jim. She started paddling as something to do on non-wind days when kite-boarding and windsur“ng were not an option. Now, SUP is a part of Baus everyday life and especially so in the last several months as she trained for the M2O. The idea to do the M2O began after I “nished the Battle of the Paddle in California last year,Ž Baus explains. That event is in and out of the waves and sprinting for “ve miles and very different from distance racing. I started logging longer miles, 15-miles or more, starting over our Christmas sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands.Ž Back at home, Baus, her husband and oftentimes daughter, would head 15 to 20 miles upwind in their 19ft in”atable with custom SUP board racks. Theyd set up a paddling angle that allowed Baus to develop her left side strokes, something that was essential in training for the M20. Along the way, daughter Savannah picked up on the sport and started racing her Mom in practice. I think training for the M2O made me stronger,Ž she PADDLE BOARDING PUERTO RICOS BAUS SECOND IN 32MILE HAWAIIAN RACE BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER


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OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 69 Puerto Rico says. I also think it made for a stronger family bond by working together and making the most of every outing.Ž The entire Baus family traveled to Hawaii for the M2O. Getting on the board and paddling out to the starting area was surreal,Ž says Baus, who competed in the Stock division on a 14ft board with no rudder. The horn went off and then came the experience of my life.Ž Baus was in a full-on sprint for the “rst three to four miles. The winds constantly coming off her right shoulder had her left side muscles burning by mile “ve. Once we started hitting the swell it was incredible,Ž she tells. The four-to-six-foot wind chop was what I was used to but the large rolling eight-to-ten-foot swell was way over my head. I was able to catch a lot of runners and bumps on the back side of the swell. What was really fun was when those waves would break on my beam and then Id ride down the back side at an angle.Ž Baus hit mile 15 or half-way point by mid-afternoon. Seasickness prevented her from eating or drinking and by mile 20 she hit the wall. I thought I would catch a second wind, but that never came,Ž she says. I really thought at mile 25 I would not “nish even though I was leading the womens Stock class. Thats when I clocked into survival mode because I seriously thought I was going to die. I hurt so badly. Three miles from the “nish, the second place women in the Stock class closed in until she was only 100 yards behind Baus. She caught up to and passed me between the reefs with about a quarter mile to go and I was all out,Ž says Baus. It was great, her parents and my escort boat were screaming their heads off for us girls! Tough as this was, it was one of the most amazing days of my life„truly life changing.Ž Whats next for Baus? Im looking forward to working closely with MHL (Puerto Rico-based board manufacturer) and designing boards speci“c to my needs and races,Ž she says. Baus is also the Caribbean and Puerto Rico rep for Kialoa paddles, Hinano apparel and Raw Elements sunscreen. In addition, shes organizing the 2nd Annual Downwind PR SUP Championships in Ponce, set for November 6th. These will be a World Paddling Association sanctioned event and 2012 World Quali“er. Racers from the Caribbean, U.S. and Canada are expected to compete. How does Baus recommend someone interested in SUP get started? Just get out and paddle!Ž she says. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


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OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 71 Puerto Rico DISCOVER THE CARIBBEAN SERIES TURNS FESTIVALBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The name is still basically the same, but a new tag line announces there are major changes to the Ponce Yacht & Fishing Clubs (PYFC) 22nd Discover the Caribbean Series (DCS), A Sailing Festival, which will take place all four weekends in November, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Were celebrating PYFCs long sailing history as well as having a regatta,Ž says sailing director, Joel Santiago. We want everyone to join in the celebration, so we expanded our shore-side events to create an exciting festival for spectators, families and sailors.Ž These new shoreside activities include numerous kiosks for food and beverages in the regatta village, as well as childrens activities, a volleyball tournament, motorbike race, fashion show and live music. Yet the focus is still the sailing. For example, new this year is a Paddle Board Race to Cof“n Island on November 6th. The traditional sailing series kicks off with a Feeder Race from Fajardo to Salinas on NovemNow more than a regattaƒa sailing festival. PHOTO COURTESY OF DISCOVER THE CARIBBEAN SERIES.


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OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 73 Puerto Rico ber 5th, then back-to-back big boat regattas on November 11th-13th and November 18th-20th, and ends with a dinghy regatta on November 25th-27th. The race committee has added classics and couples cruising classes to other divisions such as one-design, bareboat, racing, cruising and multihull to make it easier for every sailing enthusiast to participate,Ž says Santiago. The race committee has also studied the various race courses and plans to customize coastal courses to suit various types of boats and classes in addition to the windwardleeward races for one-designs.Ž Over 60 big boats and 50 dinghies, including some 20 Sun“sh, are expected to set sail. The competition will be keen. Two North American Sun“sh Champions … Fernando Monllor and Ivan Aponte-Taboas … are registered, as are Puerto Ricos Optimist sailors who placed second in team racing at the 2011 Optimist North American Championships. In the bigger boats, competitors will include Fraito Lugo, who won the IC-24 Class eight times at St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta; the Ramos brothers (Robbie and Ronnie) from Campechano and Syndicate who are also Rolex watch winners; Bruno Bruchhof on Geronimo, who won third place in his class at the 2011 BVI Spring Regatta; Jorge Santiago, second place “nisher in the IC-24 Class at the 2011 BVI Spring Regatta; and veteran winning skipper of many Don Qs, Michael Serralles. New this year too will be a Match Racing exhibition between Lugo and Santiago. The PYFC is offering free dockage to DCS participants a week before and after the races. Those who are sailing in from 60 miles or more will receive an extra week dockage free. The 168-slip PYFC boasts facilities such as a restaurant, swimming pools, mini golf, playgrounds and tennis courts. The regatta entry fee ($350 prior to October 20th and $375 between October 21st and November 11th for big boats and $75 until November 10th and $100 after for dinghies) includes free breakfast, dinner, and cocktails during all race days in addition to the free dockage and prizes. For more information, contact alice@aeronetpr.com or Candido Pou at 787-842-9003 or visit www.discoverpyfc.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.Over 60 big boats and 50 dinghies, including some 20 Sun“sh, are expected to set sail. The competition will be keen.


74 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Anguilla The last of Anguillas famous schooners is still sailing the Caribbean but only on the back of the East Caribbean ten dollar bill. The vessel, Warspite was chosen to adorn the regions money certainly for her grace and beauty but also for the legends she created while transporting cane workers to and from the Dominican Republic. Early in the last century, the ”at, dry island of Anguilla was an unlikely place to build a boat. Without forests or secure harbors, it had little going except for industrious citizens and their need to “sh and trade. Boat building, born of necessity, produced dozens of schooners and sloops constructed on the beach. Each was an amazing vessel and the men who captained and crewed them were even more extraordinary. On a visit to Anguilla I set out to “nd those old salts, to hear “rst hand their momentous stories. My quest began at a local bar where, simply by mentioning Warspite I had names, directions, and more than enough advice. There were, according to my sources, a handful of schooner men. Now in their 70s, 80s, even 90s, they were no longer sailing but still willing and able to talk boats. I clambered up a goat path to the home of Captain James Edward Hall, known throughout the region as Captn THE SCHOONER MEN A CARIBBEAN HISTORYPHOTOS AND STORY BY JANET HEIN Captain Hall on deck. Inset: The famous schooner Warspite lives forever on the East Caribbean $10 bill.


76 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 DUTCH SIDE … May to November (Daily) B ri dg e Op erat o r : VHF Ch 12 FRENCH SIDE B ri dg e Op erat o r VHF Ch 16 / T e l: (590) 87 20 43 Outbound & Inbound (Outbound Traffic procedes Inbound Traffic) 0815 hours 1430 hours 1730 hours St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles)/ Sint Martin (French West Indies)BRIDGE OPENING TIMES Outbound & Inbound (Outbound Traffic procedes Inbound Traffic) 0930 hours 1130 hours Outbound Traffic allowed 1630 hours Inbound Traffic allowed 1730 hoursCall Bridge Operator for permission to enter or leave Simpson Bay Lagoon. Hall. Hes wise, 78 years young, and has an astonishingly accurate memory. Hall built his last boat, Faithful Counselor in 1983 in Dominica using bits from a hurricane victim. He sailed the boat hard hauling inter-island cargo for almost 20 years until she, too, was taken by a storm. Sitting with him in his modest home, surrounded by salvaged gear, Captn Hall recounted how his interest in boats began. My father was a brilliant man, the captain of Festidor built in Carriacou.Ž As a child Captn Hall said he hung around with the shipwrights and at 18, set sail as crew aboard the 75ft Adelaina We would get coals and wood from Dominica and St. Lucia, also copra. We took it all to Barbados cause that was cane country.Ž Captn Hall standing outside his home in Anguilla. He was 76 when this was taken.


OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 77 Anguilla In Barbados the boat loaded 600 bags of sugar, each weighing 250lb and sailed it to Dominica for a lime juice producer. Room and board was a hammock and salt “sh embellished with ground provisions. No money back then,Ž said Captn Hall, we was workin for EC$12 a month.Ž Next in his life was Lady Laurel an Anguilla schooner launched in 1952. We rig her out, sail from here to St. Kitts for registration. We left with the name Blue Bell F but in St. Kitts they changed the name.Ž For three years he worked aboard in the Virgin Islands hauling cement, food and furniture. Chuckling, he added, The trip home from St. Croix took eleven days! She was not fast but she was lucky.Ž Like women hed loved, he named a string of other vessels that had occupied a time in his life. This island built the strongest vessels,Ž he explained. Carriacou built the prettiest. They more clever sailors than us.Ž One can only imagine how many miles Captn Hall logged, most without an engine. But he did have safety gear as required by the Grenadian government that consisted of two anchors, a palm, thread, a few yards of canvas, extra food, ”our and safety belts. He recounts mischievously, I borrow belts from another captn then sneak em back after the of“cial leave.Ž Even after an illustrious career, hes still dreaming boats. Im thinkin on one right now,Ž he told me. Thinkin of getting a boat right now.Ž After that history lesson I pushed on to the home of octogenarian Freddie Hughes, who described his introduction The building of Faithful Counselor in Dominica in 1983.




OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 79 www.yachtblast.com EVERY SUNDAY AND MONDAY From St. Maarten Island 92 91.9 fm and online at www.island92.com Available as a weekly podcast from Itunes A F s an w E A F I a w A A A A A A A A p Ava podc w E w A Av p po E A Gary Brown is the author of the Daribbeans NoE1 sailing adventure Daribbean High available in paperback from amazonEcom or as an ebook from amazonEcom and amazonEcoEuk YACHTBLASTMARITIME/SAILING SHOW ROCK, BLUES AND SAILING NEWS Anguilla to the sea. There was nothing else to do. I was learning shipwright, but I wasnt fast enough. My father was the captain of Atlantic Well, I was there as apprentice; no engine, all sail. As I grow up I decided to own my own boat.Ž That boat, the Antiguan-built War Risk started Mr. Hughes trading. We haul cement, fuel for the rum still, sometimes cows,Ž said Mr. Hughes. All was a kind of a challenge.Ž He said his wife and family had challenges, too, since he was sometimes gone for nine months at a stretch. I would cable from Antigua and sometimes reach home before it.Ž Forecasting weather by simply looking at the sky led to many sea stories. The worst blow for Mr. Hughes happened on Seagull the 80ft sloop he built. We sail through a storm, loose a mast, went through the hatch. The boom broke and went to the bottom.Ž Other storms broke other masts, sails blew out, all traumatic events to modern sailors but to men like Mr. Hughes, it was just part of the job. During his 54 years at sea, Freddie Hughes helped create the rich legend of Anguilla boats and men. He, along with Captn Hall and others, sailed through a time in history that will only come our way again through the pages of a book. Janet Hein and her husband, artist Bruce Smith, divide their time between the Caribbean the Paci“c Northwest with a boat and a life at each end. www.brucesmithsart.com From right: Freddie Hughes with Ivar Carty. Freddie came by to give Ivar some fishhooks.




OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 81 Bequia PROFILE: CHARTER CHEF IRIS MSINGYACHT: SHAITAN OF TORTOLABY CAROL M. BAREUTHER From the high-powered world of international banking to the low-key idyllic cruising grounds of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Iris Msing, long-time partner Henry Metz and ten-year-old daughter, Luana, love chartering their 75-foot ketch, Shaitan of Tortola Its a career and lifestyle where Msing excels especially as an award-winning chef. Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, Msing worked in the heart of the citys banking district and was poised for a promotion that would see her managing over 300 people, when Metz invited her to sail to the Caribbean. This wasnt a whim on Metzs part. Although he had earned a civil engineering degree, experience as a navigator in the German Navy and a short stint in the Caribbean working as a sailing instructor beckoned him to a life on the sea. Id never sailed before and here we went, 36 days from the Canaries to Antigua, on a 29ft sloop with only a sextant for navigation,Ž says Msing, who like Metz is now a licensed captain. The two sailed north to St. Thomas with expectations of Metz working as a captain and Msing as a stewardess. But Msings calling as a chef soon proved itself. We were in St. Thomas for Christmas and the galley in our 29-footer was too small for a goose, so I made a duck on a little alcohol-fueled cooker with all the trimmings,Ž Msing explains. The aroma of the heavenly holiday meal attracted a friend passing by in his dinghy who told her of a chefs job available the very next day. The charter was an immense success, even though, as Msing says, she didnt speak a word of English and had no idea what Americans liked such as bacon and egg breakfasts. This is how we got the idea that we would buy our own yacht and do charter ourselves,Ž says Msing. Three years later, in 1989, Msing and Metz bought a Morgan 50 in Clearwater, Florida, named her Relax sailed her to the Caribbean, sheltered her without a scratch in Culebra during Hurricane Hugo, and showed in the Virgin Islands Charteryacht Leagues fall show. It was at this show that Msings culinary talents really shone. Jan Robinson talked me into entering the Grand Marnier Culinary Competition,Ž she says. Msing entered a spectacular hazelnut-crusted veal tenderloin with potato croquettes. Iris Msing with daughter Luana and partner, Henry Metz, on their Bequiabased yacht, Shaitan of Tortola .


82 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 photo: Chris Lewis / Alloy Yachts !ALEXSEAL.COM EU: +49 (0) 40 75 10 30 > USA: +1 843 654 7755 The chef from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, who was ”own in to judge, scored a tie between Msing and another charter chef. On a second tie-breaker tasting, Msing earned second place as she didnt have a chaf“ng dish to keep her dish warm and at peak ”avor. She loved the fun, got hooked on the competition and camaraderie, and over the next several years earned “ve more medals for placing in the top three with her extraordinary cuisine. Msing teamed her natural ability in the galley with the help of friend, German-based Global Master Chef, Markus Haxter, who took her under his wing and helped her to plan her “rst charter menus. Then in 1995, she and Metz bought Shaitan of Tortola a well-designed vessel with a large galley thanks to a previous owner who loved to cook. I have a household refrigerator and two household freezers onboard,Ž Msing says. Based out of Bequia, Msing has sourced out a stable of local farmers who provide her with fresh organic produce on a regular basis. What these fruits and vegetable may lack in picture perfect perfection, they make up in unbelievable ”avor. Here in the Grenadines, you never know what youll “nd when you go to the market,Ž she says. I make my own breads, sausages and gravies and stocks. My preference is for high-grade US meats, and “sh and shell“sh come fresh from the “shermen to our yacht.Ž The galley on Shaitan of Tortola is open so that guests can see Msing at work. Some other chefs tell me its too much work to do it this way, but I love my job,Ž she says. Indeed, Msing does work hard. For example, her record for breakfast is 13 orders of Eggs Benedict … including perfectly poached eggs, homemade hollandaise and caviar on top. Beyond the food, table-settings on Shaitan are lush owing to Msing growing up and helping with her parents nursery business. Msing has continued, though self-teaching and with the help of culinary-inclined friends, to perfect her skills in the galley. In fact, in 2009, she won third place at the Antigua Charter Yacht Shows Boat International Buffet Brunch Chefs competition for the best use of coffee beans with a homemade coffee liqueur. We love to charter and enjoy many repeat guests,Ž says Msing. We pick up in St. Lucia because of the international airport, or St. Vincent and sail around the Grenadines. Its beautiful here, so tropical. Not commercialized and the Tobago Cays are magical.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Bequia


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OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 85 Carriacou CARRIACOU CHILDRENS EDUCATION FUND VOLUNTEERS RAISE RECORD AMOUNT DURING CARRIACOU REGATTASTORY AND PHOTOS BY LIESBET COLLAERT Some of the volunteers and contributors to the Carriacou Childrens Education Fund. Every year around the end of July, laid-back Carriacou turns into a hive of activity with the Carriacou Regatta. Cruisers from all corners of the Caribbean gather in Tyrrel Bay to race on their own sailboats or crew on others, colorful work boats line the beaches and the Carriacou sloops are in top condition. This year was no different as the 46th edition of the regatta got underway on July 24th. What better time for the Carriacou Childrens Education Fund (CCEF) to organize their annual fund raising events? Throughout the year, the CCEF offers free wireless internet (WiFi) in Tyrrel Bay in return for donations, and sailors can drop off items for the auction in July. When the regatta comes up to speed on the water, the CCEF takes care of a few activities on land. The place to be for these events is the Carriacou Yacht Club. On July 27th, the Annual Pre-Regatta Cruisers Potluck Barbecue drew a record 66 participants, who brought meat to put on the grill and a tasty dish, exotic salad or scrumptious dessert to share. Entrance fee was EC$5 per person, drinks


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OCTOBER 2011 ALLATSEA.NET 87could be purchased at happy hour prices and raf”e tickets were on sale. Over the span of this fun evening, EC$600 (US$225) was collected. Proceeds of all CCEF activities go towards school uniforms and supplies, Meals from Keels (lunch for needy Harvey Vale School children) and scholarships to the TA Marryshow Community College. During the regatta period, cruisers donate their skills and talents to raise extra money for the CCEF. This year anyone could join a yoga session or dominoes tournament in exchange for a contribution of EC$5. With the help of volunteers from the sailing vessels Second Millennium Dreamcatcher Boldly Go Mendocino Queen Horta Foggy Mountain Peter Pan Zeevonk and Fox-Sea and employees from the Yacht Club and Tyrrel Bay Haulout, this years activities were in competent hands. Carriacou From left: Principal Brian Lendore and former principal Patrick Compton (Hillsborough Secondary School) with John and Melodye Pompa of the yacht Second Millennium. Reading Table at the Auction. Chillin at the BBQ & Potluck. Throughout the year, the CCEF offers free wireless internet (WiFi) in Tyrrel Bay in return for donations, and sailors can drop off items for the auction in July.


88 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 The 11th Annual Auction, being the major CCEF event of the year, attracted a lot of attention on July 29th. A table with cheap books, CDs, DVDs and charts, a bargain table and an expansive selection of items up for bid de“ned the afternoon. Cruisers and locals received excellent deals while bidding for snorkel and dive gear, dive packages, household items, art work, T-shirts, boat parts, electronics … like a new Wirie (marine WiFi system), an unused MP3 player and a satellite phone. Also on offer were jerry cans, outboard engines, a complete haul-out, a homemade deli cake, a relaxing massage, dinner for two and much more. Principal Brian Lendore and former principal Patrick Compton of the Hillsborough Secondary School paid respect to everybody involved in improving the education of the Carriacou children. Contributors and businesses that played a big role in the achievements of the CCEF are: After Hours, All At Sea AD Prints, Arawak Divers, Caribbean Compass, Carriacou Yacht Club, Lambi Queen, Lazy Turtle Pizzeria, Lumbadive, Massages by Genevieve, Pattys Deli, Regatta Jupa, Slipway Restaurant, Twilight Restaurant, Tyrrel Bay Yacht Haulout, The Wirie, and everyone who makes free WiFi accessible in Tyrrel Bay. Donations and auction proceeds of the Sue Kingsman Memorial Scholarship Fund will pay for more than twothirds of the scholarship awards for four students. While the Carriacou Regatta concluded with a prize giving ceremony, the weeklong fund raising efforts of the CCEF ended with an exciting announcement: Over the past year the record sum of EC$ 20,842 (US$ 7,800) was collected and of that, a total of EC$ 12,759 (US$ 4,780) was collected during regatta week. This now brings the grand total to an impressive EC$ 150,000 (US$ 56,180)! Good news for the driving-force behind the organization and an encouragement for all who visit Tyrrel Bay in the future, to drop off (un)used boat gear or other donations for the kids of Carriacou. 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 Carriacou Proceeds of all CCEF activities go towards school uniforms and supplies, Meals from Keels (lunch for needy Harvey Vale School children) and scholarships to the TA Marryshow Community College.




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104 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 FOR SALE: 50 1978 Nautor MotorsailerClassic, 3 strms, refurbished $249,000 St. Thomas Yacht Sales340-779-1660yachts@islands.vi Sell Your Boat Here!Starting at just $45/monthadvertising@ allatsea.netBrokerage Commerc i al Vessel, Day Charter Act i v i ty Great Opportun i ty 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 In good cond i t i on ly i ng i n Barbados K i ss w i nd generator, Car i be d i nghy and Honda 2 HP outboard Contact Nick at 246 262 2761 or nick@silvermoonbarbados.com for deta i ls MUST SELL!Asking price $26K USD. Hunter 29.5, 1996 Sailboats Sailboats SailboatsHUNTER 44DS 2004 FULL MOONŽ V18X,000E _ust listed at Nanny Day, shes loaded with many €most factory add onsE Never in DharterE Professionally stocked and furnishedE _ust bring your clothes and Set Sail! See details at bviyachtsalesE com andYor yachtworldEcomE _eff on the Uull MoonŽ williamsE~effery66F yahooEcom 46 SPRONK DAY CHARTER CATAMARAN. Has been licensed for J0 passengers and J crewE Zne of the most successful day sail boats in B{I for many yearsE VOX,000 email rebeccarowletteFmacEcom 5O GULFSTAR 77 WITH EXTENDED TRANSOM. Photos can be viewed by request to captharryF hotmailEcoEukE }pon the market for VQX,000 as the yacht is now too big for me I would be interested in an exchange for a smaller yacht JO-R0 that I can single-hand sailE FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE, 54FT CLASSIC GULFSTAR YAWL 77. Uair DonditionE \acht is too big for me nowE „uick sale required hence reduced price from advertised from VQX,000 to VR8,000E Zj `xchange for good condition J8ft to RWft SloopE Dontact captharryFhotmailEcoEuk not installed and condition unknownE Located Dulebra Puerto jicoE VO00E00 or make me an offerE Dall Karen Q8Q OJ0 1QXJ RHODES OFFSHORE / EMPIRE 40, BRETT ASHLEYŽ, Beautiful, award winning, J cabin yawlE [ell maintained Y restoredE New main mast, boom and sailE Harken furler with new genoaE Low engine hoursE Grenada basedE PhotosYfurther info on requestE }SVXO 000 contact k8globalFyahooEcom TAYANA 42 1980 AFT COCKPIT, FIBERGLASS DECK. Sailing Magazines Zne of the Best 10 used boats to sail around the word inŽE jecent survey and picturesE Periodic upgrades and diligent maintenanceE V80K }S Dontact RWtayanaFgmailEcom PANOCEANIC 43 1983 TED BREWER DESIGNED CENTER COCKPIT CUTTER. Uullly equipped and ready for liveaboard cruisingE W00 gal water, W00 gal fuelE W double staterooms, W heads wYshowerE Located [indward IslandsE V}S 8X,000 More info see my site at wwwEsailboatforsaledEcoEuk or contact me caribcaptainF yahooEcom 35 FT SAILING SLOOP, FULLY EQUIPPED. New Main sail, Selling vessel with all required licenses for 6 pax charterƒ }SDG, Pj tourism, Great opportunity to charter for the cruise ships in San _uan or Six pack sailing off of Ua~ardoE VRX,000E Dontact Greg Korwek, Q8Q-J8J-OQ01 FOR SALE CORSAIR 36 TRIMARAN CRUISER-RACER WITH TRAILER. W006, Honda O0 hp, North Sails W008YX, Many extras, located StE MaartenE VW0O 000-E Telƒ00OXXO816JJRE paulFlagoon-marinaEcom 1985 BENETEAU FIRST CLASS 10 well kept, ready to race or cruise, yanmar, asking VWO,000E Located F Puerto del jey, Ua~ardo PjE InfoEQ8QW0J-WX06 fuerteswilliamFgmailEcom 1999 JEANNEAU 361. Located DartagenaE }SV8O,000E {isit wwwE casalafeEcomYtareeEhtm FOR SALE. 39 FT GANLEY DESIGN STEEL SAILBOAT FOR SALE. Pro~ect for the right personE Below waterline ZK conditionE ^bove waterline and deck in need of ma~or TLDE Mast and rigging need inspectingE Interior strippedE Perkins R108 diesel Continued from page 102 Volume 4 2011A Must-Have Guide to North America, Central America & Caribbean Ports for Yachts 100 Feet & Above Volume 5 2012Volume 4 2011 A Must-Have Guide to North America, Central America & Caribbean Ports for Yachts 100 Feet & Above Southeast Alaska Paci“c Northwest Southwest US Mexico Central America Caribbean Bahamas Southeast US MidAtlantic New England Eastern CanadaVolume 5 2012 YACHTESSENTIALS A MUST HAVE port to port guide to North America | Central America | The Caribbean WWW.YACHTESSENTIALS.COM Layed out for day-charter business. Lying in Grenada. US $120,000 negotiable. Tel: 1-473-440-7260 bluebeard@spiceisle.com FOR SALE: 50 SPRONK SAILING CATAMARAN

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112 ALLATSEA.NET OCTOBER 2011 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning THE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSONBecause when you have “nished carving a Jack o lantern and eating the leftovers, you will feel great! Pumpkin, which in New Zealand is eaten as often as potatoes, is very good for you. The bright orange colored pumpkin is not only low in carbohydrates, but is loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta-carotenes, its a good source of vitamins A, C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of alpha-linolenic acid, a healthy natural fat. Once you go fresh, you will not want canned! Usually the Jack-olantern pumpkins have thin walls and watery ”esh. The varieties better for cooking have thick walls and dense ”esh. Pumpkins are easy to handle and easy to cook once you know how. Here are some helpful methods. Treat a pumpkin like you would a potato. To boil: Chop in chunks, peel (about 2 x 2 inches) place in a pot of water, bring to a boil and cook until tender. Serve as a side dish as you would a potato. After you have boiled the pumpkin, simply use a hand masher, food processor or blender if you would like to whip it into a pumpkin puree. Or just mash the pumpkin with butter, a little salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve. To roast: Chop in large chunks, place around your meat when you are roasting meat, a leg of lamb, turkey, etc. To brown, remove meat and pop pumpkin under broiler. You can store unused portions of the pumpkin in the refrigerator, or freeze in ziplock bags until you are ready to use. Below are a few recipes for pumpkin and some other delicious recipes to serve with the pumpkin. ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH GINGER APRICOT GLAZE Prep Time: 5 minutes. Cook Time: 45 minutes. Makes 8 servings. 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp freshly ground pepper 1 tsp ground thyme 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 pork tenderloins (about 1lb each) Preheat oven to 375F. Mix salt, pepper, thyme and olive oil in small bowl. Rub evenly over pork. Place on rack in foil-lined roasting pan. Roast 40 to 45 minutes or until desired doneness. Mix preserves, Worcestershire sauce and ginger in small bowl. Spoon over pork during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Remove pork and let sit for about 10 minutes. Slice pork and serve with pan juices. To grill pork tenderloin: Grill pork over indirect or medium heat 25 to 30 minutes or until desired doneness. Spoon preserves mixture over pork during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Roasted Pumpkin: Peel and cut pumpkin into 2 x 2 inch pieces or thereabouts. Rinse and pat dry. Add to roasting dish with pork tenderloin. Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. STEAK WITH BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cook Time: 7 minutes. Serves: 4. 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 (6-oz) strip loin steaks, about 3/4-inch thick 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 fresh ground black pepper 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb Baby Bella Mushrooms, cleaned, dried and cut into 1/4 inch slices In a large skillet (NOT nonstick), heat oil on medium-high. Season both sides of steaks with salt and pepper. Add steaks to skillet and cook about 3-1/2 minutes then turn and cook another 3-1/2 minutes for medium-rare and 4 minutes each side for medium. Transfer steaks to warmed serving plates and let rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile place same skillet on medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and bell pepper and saut until golden and tender. Add broth, deglazing pan by scraping up any browned bits from bottom. Add blue cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally until liquid is reduced, 1 to 2 minutes, and cheese is warmed. Serve steaks with mushroom, mixture over top. Garnish with thyme sprigs. ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 25 minutes. Pumpkin Seeds Oil Sea Salt Preheat oven to 275F. Remove seeds from pumpkin and rinse thoroughly under cold water. Pick out the pulp and strings. Pat dry. Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet, stirring to coat. Sprinkle with salt and bake until toasted, about 30 minutes, checking and stirring about every 10 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Shell and eat or store in an air-tight container and refrigerate until ready to eat. Note: Pumpkin seeds have a nutty ”avor. You can also ”avor them with sweet and savory spices. 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 1-800-338-6072 and mention All At Sea to receive a discount. WHY DOES YOUR BODY LOVE HALLOWEEN? 1-1/2 cups apricot preserves 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1-1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme, plus additional sprigs for garnish 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth