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8 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Editors Log By the time we go to press nearly seven weeks will have passed since the start of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and all the excitement and drama of this famous event will be over, or at least we hope it is. It would be wonderful to interview all the skippers and crews and see if an ocean crossing lived up to their expectations. Was the voyage a dream ful“lled? Was it a disappointment? Was it a nightmare? Of course, there were more people crossing the Atlantic other than those taking part in the ARC, and I would ask the same question of them. Moving away from humor for this edition, Captain Fatty Goodlander takes a serious look at ocean rallies. Fatty was in Las Palmas for the start of the ARC and his report is a must read for anyone who took part in the rally or is thinking of doing so in the future. In his article, Capn Fatty discusses the lone wolfs quest for adventure against the needs of those sailors who “nd security in a group. Its an age-old question that goes far beyond the cruising rallies. I well remember my time as a delivery skipper and one particular job when I was contracted to bring a 34ft wingkeeled cruise-racer from Georgetown, in the Bahamas, to St. Maarten. The timing couldnt have been worse as Hurricane Lenny was churning west to east through the northern Caribbean. My crew and I arrived in Georgetown and immediately fell in with the cruising community who were waiting for a weather-window (read about weather-windows on page 32) to head south. Some of them had been there for four months. As a delivery skipper, they looked on me as some kind of guru and were shocked, after we had been there for just 36 hours, when I told them we were leaving in the morning. Our announced departure caused uproar, with people claiming we were sailing to our deaths and others arguing that they should leave with us. One man even said that to save us he would call the coast guard and have us arrested. Gary E. Brown, Editor CROSSING OCEANS & THE RISE OF MATCH RACINGI had studied the weather carefully and knew of a downwind bolt-hole should hurricane Lenny re-curve through 180 degrees, which I thought unlikely. It was an informed decision. Come the morning, we hauled anchor. People manned their cockpits to watch us go. One woman even shouted are you really going?Ž Five days later we delivered the boat to St. Maarten. Perhaps the others are still in Georgetown. Its been described as sailing with attitude, a contact sport; a war of attrition. I am talking about match racing; a sport that is on the rise worldwide and nowhere more so than here in the Caribbean. That match racing is becoming increasingly popular is no surprise as it means less arguing over ratings, arguments that have been know to spill out of the protest room and continue, kicking and gouging, on the barroom ”oor. That said, I have already heard some match race competitors muttering about how all the boats should be equal yet some are more equal than others, but thats sailors for you. One thing I know is that more regattas are adding match racing to their events (see regatta preview on page 44) and the rise of match racing can only improve the sport and hone sailing and racing skills especially amongst the young who demand instant action in this here and now world. To comment on this Log or anything you read in All At Sea please email: editor@allatsea.net ki ng p art same is a d t hose o up. Its Its b a s a rg u out o f ing and sai d I h ave a


10 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 FEATURES 44 CARIBBEAN REGATTA PREVIEW: PART ONE January … March COVER SHOT: A birds-eye view! | Photo: Gary Brown/OceanMedia http://garyebrown.net THIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE44January 2012DEPARTMENTS 8 EDITORS LOG14 WHERE IN THE WORLD?16 CARIBBEAN NEWS18 EVENT CALENDAR20 SAILING HUMOR Sailing with Charlie22 RACING CIRCUIT Tenth Pete Sheals Memorial Match Race24 HISTORY & ENVIRONMENT Contraband, Smugglers & Yachtsmen26 FISHING St. Thomas & St. Croix Wahoo Tournaments Golden Hook Fishing Clubs Guy/Gal Reel Challenge Budget Marine Spice Island Bill“sh Tournament32 CRUISING Windward to the Windward Islands 36 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING The Twin Realities of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2011 Costa Smeralda Superyacht Regatta40 TIPS & TRICKS Yacht Rigging Part 178 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE88 MARKETPLACE94 SPONSOR DIRECTORY96 CARIBBEAN DINING Happy New Year, Welcome to 2012! Continued on page 12PHOTO: CASA DE CAMPO


12 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN 14 MAP49 PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico Hosts ISAF Annual Conference Club Nautico de San Juan 54 UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS Virgin Island Charter Yacht League Culinary Contest58 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Anniversary Pro Am Regatta Attracts Top Sailors The 15th Annual Foxys Cat Fight Regatta Caribbean 1500 Publisher: CHRIS KENNAN publisher@allatsea.net Editorial Director: GARY BROWN gary@allatsea.net Art Director : AMY KLINEDINST amyk@allatsea.net Advertising: Caribbean Sales GUY PHOENIX guy@yachtessentials.com Southeast US Sales KAREN TORTORIELLO karen@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 January 2012 69 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN Sol International Optimist Regatta 201170 ST. BARTH 2011 Saint Barth Cata Cup72 GUADELOUPE Caribbean Surf Ski Tour RESOURCES 74 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 76 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS58PHOTOGRAPH BY TODD VANSICKLE


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14 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGEWHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS, JENNA, CASSIE AND ALYSSA, AND THANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA South Floridas Jenna, Cassie and Alyssa enjoying their favorite Caribbean Boating Publication. We dont miss an issue! Win a Free Subscription & Star brite Solutions Goodie Bucket! Send us a picture of you reading All At Sea and you may be the lucky winner. We will select one winner a month. Please send images & your information to: subscribe@allatsea.net or mail to: 382 NE 191st Street #32381, Miami, Florida, 33179-3899. PAGE 53 Club Nautico de San Juan: International Regatta Set For February P P C In For


JANUARY 2012 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 70 2011 Saint Barth Cata Cup: Mischa Heemskerk Flies to the Finish U 2 M to PAGE 72 Caribbean Surf Ski Tour: Franck Fi“ls Takes Overall Honours T


16 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Caribbean NewsCARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD Curaaos famous pontoon bridge out of actionWillemstad … the port of Willemstad was brought to a close November 11th when the famous Queen Emma pontoon bridge connecting the two sides of town was damaged and unable to open. The problem occurred one day ahead of the start of the Heineken Regatta and brought the entire port to a standstill. Working ”at out, repair teams removed a damaged section of the structure and after several hours the bridge was opened allowing shipping to access the busy port. The pedestrians-only bridge remained in the open position for several hours until repairs were complete. With the bridge out of commission, the two ferries that operate a free service across St. Anna Bay were kept extremely busy.HIHO Antigua Fun CupGusty and shifty wind conditions greeted racers at the inaugural 2011 HIHO Antigua Fun Cup regatta in Falmouth, Antigua. Raced in new PICO dinghies, the event saw two-man teams comprising adult and junior racers battle it out over six races on the two-day regatta schedule. Junior racers then raced singlehandedly in two divisions: 12 and under and 13-18 years old. Antiguans Rocco and Paolo Falcone aced the doublehanded division with Karen Porch and Tanner Esty in 2nd. BVI racers Sam and Andy Morrell took 3rd. Rocco Falcone won the tiebreaker with Sam Morrell for the singlehanded under 12 divisions while Hosea Williams took the older singlehanded division. The inaugural event saw competitors from Antigua, the BVI, Guadeloupe, France and the USA. Superb racing was complimented by meals hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club and a great dinner at Cloggys restaurant.David Raison wins the Transat 6.50 onboard TeamWork EvolutionWhile not a true Caribbean race, we thought our readers would be interested in the Transat 6.50 because many of the yachts in the Caribbean will have followed a similar course across the Atlantic and experienced the large trade wind seas. Crossing an ocean in a large yacht is adventure enough but people like David Raison want more. Raison took on some of sailings best to win the Transat, in whichboats are limited to 6.50m (21.45ft) in length. Raison sailed the 3120 miles long second leg between Madeira and Salvador de Bahia in 17 days, six hours and13 minutes, at an average speed of 7.53 knots, and thats remarkable. Although Raison is credited with having the skill to win, much praise goes to the designers of his state-ofthe-art mini racer. Editors note: In 1986, it took me 35-days to single-hand across the Atlantic in a 7.2m boat. Enough said.


18 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Caribbean NewsFLAGS PROVIDED BY FLAGSPOT.NET FEBRUARY 3…5 Workboat Regatta Sailing Regatta www.grenadasailingfestival.com gsail@spiceisle.com | 473-440-4809FEBRUARY 23…26 South Grenada Regatta Sailing Regatta www.southgrenadaregatta.com race@roundgrenadarace.com 473-444-2400 LONDON, UKJANUARY 6…15 London International Boat Show Boat Show www.londonboatshow.com info@boatshows.co.uk | +44 (0)1784 473377 MIAMI BEACH, FLFEBRUARY 16…20 Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Boat Show www.miamiboatshow.com MIAMI, FLFEBRUARY 16…20 The Yacht and Brokerage Show Boat Show www.showmanagement.com PUERTO RICOFEBRUARY 3…5 Club Nutico de San Juans 11th International Regatta Sailing Regatta www.nauticodesanjuan.com vela@nauticodesanjuan.com | 787-722-0177 SEATTLE, WAJANUARY 27…FEBRUARY 5 Seattle Boat Show Boat Show www.seattleboatshow.com info@seattleboatshow.com (206) 634-0911 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTINJANUARY 7 Hoedemaker Series Day 1 Sailing Regatta www.smyc.com | info@smyc.comJANUARY 14 Hoedemaker Series Day 2 Sailing Regatta www.smyc.com | info@smyc.com ANTIGUAFEBRUARY 20 RORC Caribbean 600 Sailing Regatta www.caribbean600.rorc.org racing@rorc.org.uk | +44 (0) 207 518 3131JANUARY 27…29 The Superyacht Challenge Superyacht Regatta www.thesuperyachtchallenge.com ptdeeth@aol.com | 268-464-7081 BARBADOSJANUARY 21 The Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race Sailing Regatta www.mountgayrumround barbadosrace.com info@mountgayrumround barbadosrace.com 246-426-4434 BONAIREJANUARY 26…28 The 24th Bonaire International Fishing Tournament Deep Sea Fishing www.itrains“shesbonaire.com/p/15/116 international-“shing-tournament Bonaire@budgetmarine.com CARRARA, ITALYFEBRUARY 8…10 Seatec 10th International Exhibition Technology Subcontracting and Design for Boats Megayachts and Ships Industry Conference www.sea-tec.it | support@sea-tec.it CHARLESTON, SCJANUARY 27…29 The Charleston Boat Show Boat Show www.thecharlestonboatshow.com email@JBMshows.com | 864-250-9713 GRENADAJANUARY 25…29 43rd Budget Marine Spice Island Bill“sh Tournament Deep Sea Fishing | www.sibtgrenada.com rmil@spiceisle.com | 473-440 3753JANUARY 27…31 2012 Grenada Sailing Festival Camper & Nicholsons Racing Series Sailing Regatta www.grenadasailingfestival.com gsail@spiceisle.com | 473-440-4809 JANUARY 15 SMYC Keelboat Race Sailing Regatta www.smyc.com | info@smyc.comJANUARY 28 SMYC Activity Fun Sailing Optis Sailing Regatta www.smyc.com | info@smyc.comFEBRUARY 4…5 INTERLUX Regatta and Interclub Challenge Sailing Regatta www.smyc.com | info@smyc.comFEBRUARY 11 Hoedemaker Series Day 3 Sailing Regatta www.smyc.com | info@smyc.comFEBRUARY 18 Hoedemaker Series Day 4 Sailing Regatta www.smyc.com | info@smyc.comFEBRUARY 19 SMYC Keelboat Race Sailing Regatta www.smyc.com info@smyc.comFEBRUARY 24…25 SMYC Multi Hull Regatta Sailing Regatta www.multihullregatta.com | info@smyc.comFEBRUARY 26 SMYC Warm-Up Race for Heineken Regatta Sailing Regatta www.smyc.com | info@smyc.com ST. THOMAS, US VIRGIN ISLANDSJANUARY 21…22 St Thomas Yacht Club 15th Annual MLK Regatta Sailing Regatta | www.styc.net shepusvi@yahoo.com | 340-775-9000 VANCOUVER, BCFEBRUARY 8…12 Vancouver International Boat Show Boat Show www.vancouverboatshow.ca lwaddell@canadianboatshows.com 905-951-4051 WORLDWIDEFEBRUARY 1…3 International Marina and Boatyard Conference Industry Conference www.marinaassociation.org/imbc imbc@marinaassociation.org 401-682-7334 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.


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20 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Sailing Humor BY JULIAN PUTLEY Charlie is often asked about the merits and defects of the various types of rigs on sail boats. Charlie is of the opinion that a cutter rig is the best option for a modern day cruising boat. Off the wind the cutter can expose a large sail area to the wind while in heavy weather a reefed mainsl and staysl provide a well balanced rig that is easy to handle. The most common question Charlie is asked by potential boat buyers is: Would you recommend a catamaran or a mono hull?Ž The answer is always, Well, what do you intend to use your sailboat for?Ž If you are Caribbean island-hopping then a cat would probably beyour best choice. The reasons are: shallow draft, wide beam allowing minimal heel, spacious cabins, large cockpit, generator space, trampoline for many fun activities and large bridge deck (on certain models) for great visibility. For offshore sailing in the higher latitudes then a mono hull, with its forgiving heel in stormy weather and the righting ability afforded by a substantial keel, would be my choice … for the safety factor. One day, on a shore excursion, Charlie discovered that lansdsmen have to make similar choices: Three Islanders were sitting at the domino table outside a rum shop discussing the merits of a donkey, a mule, a burro and an ass. One of the players, a toothless old fella in a cloth cap, slammed a domino onto the table and declared that a burro was the same thing as a donkey. He also explained that a jackass was a male donkey while a jenny was a female. An another ting. Ain no mules around here. Dey a cross tween a donkey an a horse.Ž Dolph was sitting across from the old man; he was a large man and wore a baseball cap backwards. He slammed his domino down even harder and took a long draught from his third glass of Guinness. Jenny,Ž he shouted to the bar maid, Bring me a nex Guinness.Ž The third player was Cornelius. He was tall and thin and wore his dreadlocks in a tam. His T-shirt displayed Bob Marley smoking a huge spliff. Although he was usually quiet, he considered himself an expert on donkeys. My fadder have two donkeys and its asses you call dem, burros is the Spanish word. We got a male and a female an dey always win the donkey races at carnival.Ž He slammed down a domino. But dat female, she eat an eat an “nd it hard to walk now she gettin old.Ž The old man was next to play but as luck would have it the barmaid was just arriving with Dolphs Guinness when Cornelius exclaimed, Dat Jenny one fat ass!Ž Well, I suppose you could say it was unfortunate that the barmaid was called Jenny but she took immediate offence and slammed the beer onto the table. It wobbled for a moment and then toppled over and spilled all over Cornelius favorite shirt. There were expletives all round, a good game of dominoes was ruined and all three were described as wuthless by the irate woman. Ironically the lady was as broad as a barn door, which lent truth to the saying, Only the truth hurts. From that day forward Cornelius vowed to never call a donkey an ass; a burro it would be. Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel .SAILING WITH CHARLIETHE DONKEY


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22 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Racing CircuitBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER PHOTOS COURTESY OF DICK SCHOONOVER CHARTERPORT BVI/ PETE SHEALS REGATTA Perfect sailing conditions allowed for keen and fastpaced competition at the 10th Pete Sheals Memorial Match Race. Six teams sailed out of the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club during the November 12th … 13th invitation-only regatta where the USVIs Peter Holmberg put an end to the BVIs Colin Rathbuns record four-year winning streak. Holmberg, an Americas Cup winning skipper for Alinghi, didnt once let down his guard, yet he did amply lend his support. We tried to sail at the top of our game in all the matches and we had a great time,Ž says Holmberg. Throughout the event we took every opportunity to give tips and feedback to all the other teams.Ž Teams sailed a total of 30 races in one-design IC-24s on the “rst day, with Holmberg and his team in the clear lead. The breeze picked up the second day and the course was lengthened to accommodate the resulting increase in boat speed. Teams also became more competitive as they became tuned-in with their boats and began to understand the tactics and strategies of their competitors. Holmberg, TENTH PETE SHEALS MEMORIAL MATCH RACE HOLMBERG WINS however, maintained his lead right through the “nal set of 15 races. The BVIs Rathbun “nished second. Sailing against Peter is always fun, because he is a true gentleman sailor who also provides a very intense race environment,Ž says Rathbun. Sailing against him, you know you are always testing the very best of your ability because there are no freebies and very few mistakes to take advantage of. If you do well in a race against him you know youve sailed well.Ž The BVIs Andrew Waters and Chris Haycraft (BVI) “nished third and fourth, respectively, with the USVIs Nikki Barnes only all-women team “fth and St. Maartens Frits Bus sixth. Barnes, an accomplished dinghy sailor who debuted for the “rst time as a match-race skipper, and her team won the special 10th anniversary Spirit of Sailing Award. The Award was given in honor of the memory of Pete Sheals, and avid sailor, and at the request of his parents. Going into the Match Race I didnt think we would win any races,Ž says 18-year-old Barnes. But, with the help of Peter Holmberg, a great coach and friend, I was able to St. Thomian student-sailor Nikki Barnes and Spirit Award-winner (and her all-girl crew) chasing Peter Holmberg (USVI Olympic Sailing Silver Medalist, Americas Cup vet), the regatta-winner


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 23 learn a lot in just one weekend and win some matches too.Ž Next year organizers hope to have more teams competing, says organizer, Guy Phoenix. We really want to push to have eight to 12 competitors for 2012, so that we can improve the ISAF grading of the event. The BVI is an excellent sailing environment and our medium-term goal is to make our match-race event a must-do for competitors from the Caribbean and USA.Ž Match racing is on the upswing in the Caribbean. With the increase in events, the talent will also rise,Ž says Holmberg. The Carlos Aguilar Match Race in St. Thomas is still the biggest, but the Budget Marine event in St. Maarten just before Heineken Regatta has been quite popular. Then last year the BVI Spring Regatta added the Gill Match Race. I just learned at the Regatta Organizers Conference that Barbados has a very active match race series using their growing ”eet of J24s. Beyond this, I did a match race clinic at the Ponce Yacht Club in July to help get them going as well.Ž The South Grenada Regatta will also feature match racing this year. Thus, this one-on-one form of sailing is truly gaining popularity from the Greater Antilles to the Windwards. Event sponsors included Conch Charters, Tricor, Norman and Yvonne Sheals, Golden Hind Chandlery, and Sheals close friend Dawn Rosenberg-Santana. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Tortolas Andrew Watters (3rd place) rounding the mark ahead of RBVIYC Vice-Commodore Chris Haycraft and Dr. Fritz Bus from Sint Maarten


24 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012Great stories have been told of the old days of smuggling. In olden times it was considered an honorable profession by the less fortunate, those who could not afford the taxes, duties and levies that had to be paid to the Kings men, or duty men as they were also known. Englands shores were a treasure-trove of caves and inaccessible beaches that only the skilled could navigate. When it came to smuggling, Cornwall was one of the most noted places in history and whilst the practice was frowned upon by the higher classes, they all knew where to purchase the best Portuguese sherry and the “nest French lace, without paying the duty men. What one country would call traders, another would call smugglers. One thing was clear, wherever there was a need for goods, there was always someone willing to provide them, and in the cheapest way possible. One of the founding fathers of the United States of America was John Hancock; to some he was a merchant but to the British, a smuggler. Some claim that when the British seized Hancocks ship the Liberty in 1766, over duty payable for the rum in the ships hold, it lit the fire under the War of Independence, a fire that would not die down until the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, the largest and most dominant signature being that of John Hancock. Hence the expression put your John Hancock here when asked to sign a document, an expression used to this day in England and the United States. History tells us that the economies of nearly all the islands of the Caribbean would, over time, rise and fall as battle raged between the revenue men and the smugglers. However, the seafarers of the Caribbean were so much more. The movement of ships between the islands was often History & EnvironmentBY SEAN PATON CONTRABAND, SMUGGLERS & YACHTSMEN The Bequia schooner Friendship RosePHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF EDEE DALKE


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 25 the only lifeline for the people; bringing food, mail, clothes, workers and animals from one island to another. The island schooners, plying their trade, were not really seen as smugglers but as traders essential to the island communities. The Lesser Antilles survived not from the hand of their colonial masters but by the bravery and seamanship of the men who sailed the schooners all year round, hurricane season or not. These were not fair weather sailors but real mariners who often ran goods from the southern islands right up the island chain to the Virgins, to pass their cargo on to bigger ships for onward passage to Europe, America and the world. These great Caribbean sailors were not just traders; they were story tellers and news gatherers, carrying information between families and friends. The sailors knew what was going on; be it an uprising, a disaster or a disease, the crew of these little ships would know. The ports and rum shops would be the place to “nd out where to get what you needed and, if the sailors didnt know, by the time they returned from their next trip, they would. Today, the ancestors of those elite merchant seamen can still be found dotted around the ports of the Caribbean, their vessels often dwarfed by the ships that they lay alongside. These little schooners, often painted red and white or blue and white, maintain their traditional shape with a large wheel house aft, closed in bulwark, and sometimes raked masts and huge booms. In a changing world, they still ply their trade and make a living. Most, but not all, have big diesel engines and are crewed by local sailors from their home port. The modern day cruising yachtsmen can do a lot to keep the old traditions of the Caribbean schooner men alive. Take the time to get to know them. Do a little research on the islands you visit and “nd out about the culture and history. Take a look at what they have and what they dont have. If a friendly hand is extended, a friendly hand will be returned. Remember reuse and recycle where possible. Environmentalist, yachtsman and journalist Sean Paton lives in Bonaire where he hosts the popular radio show Mad Dog in the Morning on Mega Hit FM. Email: info@biceps bonaire.orgWhat one country would call traders, another would call smugglers. One thing was clear, wherever there was a need for goods, there was always someone willing to provide them, and in the cheapest way possible.


26 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Fishing November is a hot time in U.S. Virgin Islands waters for wahoo. To capitalize on this, St. Thomas Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC) hosted its annual Wahoo Wind-Up, sponsored by Budget Marine, on November 6th, while St. Croixs Golden Hook Fishing Club (GHFC) ran its Series Finale Wahoo Tournament a week later on November 12th. Husband and wife, Chris and Angela Berry, reeled in the two largest wahoo in the VIGFC tournament. Chris caught a 34.3lb wahoo aboard the 36ft Calypso Double Header IV to earn Largest Wahoo, while his wife, Angela, reeled in a 33lb wahoo to win the Second Largest Wahoo and Top Female Angler prizes. We caught all of our “sh before Noon, then nothing,Ž says Chris Berry. Calm seas and sunny skies made for great “shing weather, something that Angela Berry especially enjoyed. This was my third “shing tournament,Ž she says. I loved it! It was especially fun to catch a big wahoo.Ž Double Header IV s owner and captain Jonathan Gatcliffe reeled in the third largest wahoo, a 31.6-pounder. A total of eight wahoo collectively weighing 198.9lb also earned Double Header IV the Top Boat prize for the third year in a row. We were three couples going out for a fun day of “shing,Ž says Gatcliffe. But of course we had our strategy BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER ST. THOMAS & ST. CROIX WAHOO TOURNAMENTS VICTORY FOR DOUBLE HEADER IV & SNATCH EM PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF DEAN BARNESDOUBLE HEADER IV … Top Boat at St. Thomas Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club annual Wahoo Wind-Up. From left, holding trophy plaques: Jonathan Gatcliffe with third largest wahoo; Angela Berry with second largest wahoo and Chris Berry who caught the largest wahoo


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 27too. We headed over to the C-FAD north of Christiansen to get a bunch of small “sh to give us numbers and then went north, trolling across the South Drop, to go get the big ones.Ž Cash prizes were awarded to the anglers who caught the ten largest wahoo. A ”eet of 12 boats with 46 anglers caught a total of 18 wahoo collectively weighing 384.3lb Meanwhile, a dozen boats also cast off in the GHFC tournament in search of wahoo. We went south,Ž says Jens Berg, who earned Best Boat as captain aboard the 32ft Fountain Snatch Em with 53.4lb of wahoo. It was pretty slow. We didnt see much action until between 8:30am and 9am when we got our first bite.Ž This “rst wahoo weighed in at 30.7lb and was caught by Snatch Em angler Marco Saldanina. Saldaninas “sh ultimately earned him the Second Largest Wahoo prize. We didnt have a bite again until around 11am,Ž Berg continues. That was a smaller one, but it added up to enough weight to win best boat.Ž Steve Smith on the Two Fer Sure caught the Largest Wahoo, a whopping 44.5-pounder. The boat, a 28ft Topaz captained and owned by Tom Sedgewick, also won the Second Best Boat prize with that one big “sh. Steve Greene on the Leisure Lady a 48ft Bertram, reeled in a 23.1lb wahoo for the Third Largest Wahoo prize and the boat, with owner and Capt. Bob MacKay at the helm, “nished as Third Best Boat with this one “sh. This Best Boat win for Snatch Em and Berg was a “rst time charm. Ive been fishing all my life,Ž says Berg. But, Ive never entered a tournament. I kept telling myself I would and now I did. Im planning to fish all of them now. It was a lot of fun fishing with and against all the other boats.Ž For more information, visit: www.vigfc.com & www.“shstx.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Ive been “shing all my life,Ž says Berg. But, Ive never entered a tournament. I kept telling myself I would and now I did. Im planning to “sh all of them now. It was a lot of fun “shing with and against all the other boats.Ž


28 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Fishing The Guys triumphed for the second year in a row at the 2011 Golden Hook Fishing Clubs Guy/Gal Challenge. Billed as the reel battle of the sexes, this 12th annual St. Croix-based tournament featured a day of “shing for the Gals followed by the Guys “shing on the following day. The win was tadpole close. Just 0.2lb or little over 3oz gave the Guys their lead in the “nal tally. Whats more, both Guy and Gal winning teams each day “shed aboard the Leisure Lady The “rst day,Ž says Bob Mackay, who owns and captains the 41ft Egg Harbor, Leisure Lady I headed west off Sandy Point. Thats because there were few weeds in the water and it was a location I had caught “sh the day before. We dragged the baits back and forth, setting the downriggers at 60ft and then 90ft and “nally came up with two nice wahoo. Those “sh were really down deep.Ž Leisure Lady s Diana Freas-Lutzs two wahoo were the first and second largest of the day, 33lb pounds 11.7lb, respectively. This duo of big fish landed the Leisure Lady the Gals day win with a total weight of 44.7lb. Mike Fullers Oh Suzanna came in second with three fish collectively weighing 31.6lb. Oh Suzannas Elizabeth Hering caught a 10.6lb dolphin that rated the third largest fish of the day.GOLDEN HOOK FISHING CLUBS GUY/GAL REEL CHALLENGE GUYS TRIUMPH SECOND YEAR IN A ROWBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER PHOTOGRAPH BY ALDA ANDUZEBoth winning teams fished aboard the Leisure Lady during this years Golden Hook Fishing Clubs Guy/Gal Challenge


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 29On the second day, Mackay cruised out to the south side of the island to escape squalls to the north. It was raining all over, but the skies over us were clear and the sun was shining,Ž he says. Fishing was slow until early afternoon when we came across a school of dolphin (mahi-mahi) and caught three.Ž Leisure Lady s three anglers … Jason Bufton, Wayne Salvi and Cory Crouthamel … reeled in the three largest “sh, all dolphin, which weighed 16lb, 14.5lb and 14lb, respectively. This again earned Leisure Lady top boat with 44.5lb on the Guys day … just 0.2lb more than on the Gals day. Pat Barsottis Maragata “nished second on the Guys day with 20lb of “sh while Mike Fennessys Stress Buster ended third with 12.2lb. Seven boats fished the tournament. One of the biggest challenges for the anglers aboard the seven boats “shing in the tournament was the amount of Sargassum weed ”oating in the water. Yes, the weed provided shade for the “sh,Ž says Barsotti, who is also vice-president of the Golden Hook Fishing Club, but there was so much of it that it really didnt pay off. It actually fouled lines more than attracted “sh.Ž Constantly keeping the lines clear is what Leisure Lady s Mackay credits with his success. Most boats couldnt keep clear and I think this made the difference for us,Ž he says. Leisure Lady also won Best Boat of the tournament with a two day total of “ve “sh weighing 89.2lb, and the vessels Gal and Guy anglers, Diana Freas-Lutz (33lb), Jason Bufton (16lb) and Wayne Salvi (14.5lb) also won the Overall prize for “rst, second and third largest “sh, respectively. This win also boosted Leisure Lady to the top of the Overall Standings in the Golden Hook Fishing Clubs annual four-tournament series with 939.2lb. Stress Buster is in second with 704.4lb and Maragata is in third with 570lb. For more information, visit: www.“shstx.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietician.


30 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Fishing Over “fty boats and “ve times as many anglers from Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Canada, the USA and UK are expected to compete in the Budget Marine 43rd Annual Spice Island Bill“sh Tournament (SIBT), set for January 25th to 29th, out of the Grenada Yacht Club. Defending champions from Trinidad, Gud Thyme are expected back and eager to help beat last years ”eet total of 94 bill“sh releases. For 2012,Ž says tournament director, Gary Clifford, there is a special prize of a new nine-foot Ultra-Light AB Model dinghy with 9.8hp Tohatsu two-stroke outboard engine for the “rst boat to register a Grand Slam, or release of a Blue Marlin, a White Marlin and a Sail“sh in the same day on the same boat.Ž A cash prize of EC$30,000 (US$11,000) goes to the angler who reels in a blue marlin that breaks the island record of 669lb set in 2006. The bill“shing grounds off Grenada are deep water, nearby and hot. It starts two miles offshore in 2000ft of water off Moliniere Point up the west coast,Ž says Clifford. Reliable areas are often the one kilometre (3250ft) and two kilometres (6500ft) contour lines at about “ve and ten miles offshore, respectively. A seamount on the charts at 18 miles is also popular and productive on the right tide. Some boats head far to the southwest to “sh the deep water around Reindeer shoal, while others head north to “sh the channel off the islets of Diamond Rock and Isle de Ronde. Everyone has their favorite spots and usually “sh are being caught in many different locations, not just one.Ž Charters, including Cliffords 31ft Innovator Yes Aye are available, plus theres free dockage at the host Grenada Yacht Club for registrants that bring their own boats. Armchair anglers can keep up with the action live via Facebook. Posting to Facebook during the tournament was a major success for us last year and its since been copied by other tournaments,Ž says Clifford. The fun and excitement continues off the water with a highly-anticipated lay-day beach cook-out complete with live entertainment. The SIBT is a qualifying tournament for the IGFA Offshore Championship. Its also the kick-off of the Southern Caribbean Bill“sh Circuit, comprised of six annual tournaments on “ve southern Caribbean islands. For more information and to register, visit: www.sibtgrenada.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. BUDGET MARINE SPICE ISLAND BILLFISH TOURNAMENT DINGHY PRIZE FOR GRAND SLAM WINNERBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Winners of the 2011 Budget Marine Annual Spice Island Billfish Tournament


32 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Cruising To approach the eastern Caribbean from the west, directly into the trade winds, is never going to be easy. This is why the passage from America through the Bahamas has gained the name The Thorny Path As British gentry used to say a gentleman never sails to windward.Ž However, with careful planning the troublesome trades and large landmasses can be used to your advantage. There are two basic choices to head east from America: the off-shore route or the coastal route. The off-shore route is best traveled in November, when the risk of hurricanes is low and the northerlies that bring heavy seas and stronger winds have not yet kicked in. It is best to get as much easting as you can north of twenty-“ve degrees north and to not turn south until you have passed sixty-“ve degrees west. Winds are predominately from the northeast during this time but become stronger and from a more easterly direction after January. So the window of opportunity is small. Bermuda can be a good place to stop if you wish to break up the journey. Crossing the Gulf Stream should always be made at right angles, then, once cleared, a course laid for WINDWARD TO THE WINDWARD ISLANDSEAST ON THE THORNY PATHPHOTOS AND STORY BY ROSIE BURR The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park at Warderick Wells, Bahamas Our prickly path south from USA to the East Caribbean


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34 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Cruising wind. You inch your way along the coast at night and tuck into harbor when the wind picks up during the day. Currents can run up to two knots or more around the headlands and can make for slow progress. For some it is possible to travel all the way across the Mona Passage with the right weather. But our weather window didnt allow for this and so we pulled into Samana on the east coast of the DR after a day and two nights of motor-sailing. Again strong easterlies prevailed and we had another months wait to cross the notorious Mona Passage. There are different approaches to crossing the Mona Passage. For those wishing to sail, a force 3-4 northeasterly using the nighttime lee of both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will have you across in about 30 hours. Contrary currents are to be expected. The Hourglass Shoals are to be avoided as the Puerto Rican Trench is one of the deepest in the world and seas can pile up in this area. We had settled conditions for our trip across and made good time. Once in Puerto Rico you can navigate the south coast; getting up early at daybreak or before and traveling ten or 15 miles or so until the trade winds kick in. This is a great way to see the island. Before you know it you will be in the Virgin Islands and ready to turn south to the Leewards and Windwards. Rosie and her husband Sim Hoggarth, both from the UK, have cruised the Caribbean and North America for the last seven years aboard Alianna their Corbin39. Alianna sailing full and by on the trip to Turks and Caicos 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




36 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Seamanship & Voyaging There are two schools of thought on the ARC. The “rst is that its continued success since 1986 speaks for itself. It is pro“table. It is worthy of investment. It is worthy of expansion. Even better, its satis“ed customers return„many of them year after year. It is the largest (race? rally? cruise?) organized transoceanic sailing event ever staged, with 234 vessels participating in 2007 and nearly 5,000 overall during the intervening 26 years. Nearly 20,000 people have transited the Atlantic to St. Lucia while being shepherded by the ARC, including more than 800 children. Over 12 million nautical miles have been logged. This year alone there are 30 multihulls, making it the largest transoceanic-gathering of sea spiders ever. (Even more interesting, 25% of those multis were built in 2011„demonstrating just how new and fast-growing this industry is.) While many of the yachts are brand-spanking-new, a few are not. They are classics, like the 17.6m (58ft) Thalia of Great Britain. She was built in 1889. Clearly, the ARC provides a major economic boost to both the Canaries and St. Lucia. Over $2m is pumped into Las Palmas, for instance, mostly on marine services, 640 hotel nights, and 1,100 air ”ights. St. Lucia bene“ts as well„not only in the international press as a premier tourist destination, but as a prestigious marine yachting center. And even more sailors ”y out of St. Lucia than ”y into the Canaries. Participating ARC vessels are from 28 different countries, with crews representing more than 40 nations. Entries vary from 28ft to around 100ft. Value of the vessels? Who knows? But in the early days entries might have been purchased for around $10,000, and a few of the current ones might need an additional three zeros tacked onto that number. The youngest skipper was 14-year-old Oscar Lindahl aboard Sanibel and the oldest was 78-year-old Aubrey Long on Solitude The largest nationality is, in 2011, Great Britain, with 84 vessels, followed by Germany (26) USA (17) Norway (13) France (12) Netherlands (11) Italy (9) etc. The most popular boat manufacturers were Jeanneau, Beneteau, Swan, Hallberg Rassy, Lagoon, Dufour, Bavaria, Oyster, X-yachts, Amel, Catana, Moody, Discovery, Hanse, Ovni, and PriviBY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDER THE TWIN REALITIES OF THE ATLANTIC RALLY FOR CRUISERS 2011 PHOTOGRAPH BY CLARE PENGELLYSafety equipment inspector Joel Chadwick on Longbow (GBR)


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 37lege in that order. The most popular monohull is a Sun Odyssey 54DS. In the multiclass, Lagoon 560 takes it. There were 12 female skippers in 2011. While the accent is clearly on the social side, there is also a safety component. Vessels are required to carry certain safety gear, a satellite transponder, and pass a safety inspection. One thing that is undeniable is the building enthusiasm„ almost frenzied excitement„as the start slowly draws near. There is literally an explosion of last minute buying as SSB radios, water-makers, and solar panels are tossed aboard. There is plenty to do during the two-week run-up to the event: endless sponsored parties, of course, but educational seminars also. (The author attended the rigging, weather, and emergency management seminars but sadly missed a dozen others„two by his old Caribbean pal Don Street.) There are even helicopter rescue shows and liferaft demos during which you can dive into the swimming pool and board the raft. (Tip: it isnt easy clambering into a liferaft and the motion is quite pukable, even in a resort pool!) Perhaps the most amazing thing, at least from an outsiders view, is how many ARC participants seem to get addicted. Many return year after year. Dozens of vessels proudly display dozens of ”ags from previous years. Of course, not 100% of the ”eet is 100% happy with the administration of the event but there is an astounding level of customer satisfaction. Were glad we did it„we made friends to last a lifetime!Ž is an oft-heard comment. It gave us a level of con“dence and assurance that we lacked,Ž is another. They took care of all the petty details of clearing in and out, etc, and we were able to concentrate solely on the truly important thing„having fun!Ž is yet another. Jimmy Cornell„a well-known BBC commentator, yachting journalist, marine author, and circumnavigator„was the original founder of the ARC, with his buddies Don Pedro and Juan Francisco Martin. Jimmy is an extremely active and effective international sailor with tons of energy. The ARC was his baby for many years. But he eventually sold it to the World Cruising Club to better concentrate on his web portal noonsite.com and his publishing business. What is the World Cruising Club? What are its over-all aims, other than to be pro“table? Lets start by looking at the sailing rallies it currently owns. There is the ARC, of course, and also the ARC Europe (the return west-to-east race), the World ARC for global circumnavigators, Rally Portugal, and the Caribbean 1500 as well. Besides all this, the organization conducts in-depth training in the UK, Germany, and the US to prepare individuals with the skills necessary to take part in such events. 00+-20,+1/23+/14/55-1 /*2+)-*12(0+)36 $-+*,-7+1* 3651/3 /*2+)-*12(0+)36 $-+*,-7+1* 3651/3/55-18* 02/, 43,+0 5-13*14 %99%": $?% A AJA -*9 I


38 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Seamanship & Voyaging The fact that the ARC and its sister rallies have value is undeniable. However, theres also a ”ip side to such events. Not everyone in the marine community considers them a positive development. For one thing, mariners have been jumping off from the Canaries since before Christopher Columbus. The reason that Jimmy Cornell decided to stage the event from Las Palmas in November is because this is the best location and time to start a transatlantic crossing. But many transatlantic sailors are now feeling as if they have second-class status„that they are being referred to as the ARC crashers for wanting to cross the Atlantic at the proper, traditional time. This isnt, perhaps, the fault of the ARC organizers who have never taken such a position, publicly or privately. However, there is a building awareness of the impact that such commercial sailing events have within the marine community„and not everyone is 100% behind pay to play. Rally participants point to the fact that they have a regular radio net and stand-by to assist each other at any moment„ without fully realizing that is just how the international cruising community conducts itself. You dont have to pay some organization to be able to help your fellow yachtsmen„that the one concept (helping) should have nothing to do with the other (paying),Ž remarked a British sailor. Other naysayers maintain that the mostly newbies taking part honestly believe that, since their shiny vessels have passed the ARC safety inspection, they are safe. Approved. Seaworthy. The rally brochure repeatedly offers them a stress-free passage„so why should they worry? Could the huge glass windows or the massive sliding doors on some of these new boats be a hazard in a gale? No, because their boat is ARC approved and it has approved gear, and its skipper is approved„even the credit card is approved! Perhaps the real division here is a psychological one: some rugged individualists think of sailing as the ultimate freedom„while others shun the entire man-against-the-sea concept and happily embrace the buddy-boating idea. A few experienced sailors question this safety in numbers concept offshore altogether. It certainly didnt help Phillip Hitchcock of the Formosa 51 Toutazimut to be surrounded by other vessels as he drowned while tethered to his own yacht during the 2002 ARC. (There have been only two ARC fatalities. In 2007, skipper John Thompson never recovered consciousness following a severe head injury onboard. The rallys overall safety record is undisputedly good.) The fact that ARC boats carry mandatory transponders could certainly be an advantage in some instances„but how often? When? In what way? Yes, the SAR helicopter demo was fun-for-the-kiddies„ but with an effective range of about a hundred miles, most ARC boats will sail beyond its limited range in the “rst 24 hours. Has it ever actually rescued anyone in the ARC? Perhaps what most concerns the offshore traditionalist is this: if everyone applauds the ARC as being safer than normal ocean cruising„isnt normal cruising, by de“nition, more dangerous? Might not larger user fees to cross oceans save lives? Or limiting offshore vessels to a minimum cost of $250,000? Or a mandatory length of, say, “fty feet LOA? Why not, like they do on many lakes in Germany, just limit yachting to the wealthy? These rallies are just “guring out a way to charge for what is free,Ž said one grumpy old sailor with a scowl, and, of course, hyping the fear„which is “ne, as long as they dont start claiming that it is safer to cross with 250 inexperienced vessels ramming into each other„than one solitary one which is not.Ž So the debate between organizational types and loners continues unabated. The bottom line is that for-pro“t races, rallies, and convoys are becoming more common. In the case of the ARC, at least, participants are bringing back positive reports. It is a service. People want to use that service. It comforts them. They vote with their wallets. Is the freedom of the seas concept under stress? Yes. Will it disappear tomorrow? Probably not. The global marine community, like so many other diverse groups that lack political clout, are experiencing rapid change„for better and for worse. Special interests are eyeing the playing “eld, looking for pro“table opportunities„and hoping to set up territories and monopolies. The goals of corporations and their customers are not always identical„nor should an informed public expect them to be. Hence, the dual reality: some Caribbean sailors look at the ARC ”ag proudly ”ying from the forestay and think, Wow! Theres a real sailor!Ž Others are more con”icted. Editors note: Captn Fatty and Carolyn are currently sailing west across the Atlantic. Checkout Fattys latest book: Buy, Out“t & Sail a book for the truly frugal sea gypsy. 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


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 39 Great Service Great Pricing Wide Product Range BOAT SUPPLY STORE IN *1$-+ CURACAO ARUBA & BONAIRE A>>L%DC*=DD I*(?>*CA?>* FREE DELIVERY TO ALL MARINAS AND YARDS While the 217-boat ”eet taking part in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) was the Canary Islands show-stopper, another Atlantic regatta got underway from Santa Cruz de Tenerife the following day, November 21st. As the name suggests, yachts taking part in the Transatlantic Superyacht Regatta Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup are rather different to most of the boats taking part in the ARC. Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and the International Maxi Association, and bound for the new YCCS Caribbean headquarters in Virgin Gorda, the ”eet included some of the fastest and most luxurious yachts around. Although eyes were on the two new-builds, the 66meter Hetairos … the largest boat in the ”eet … and the 50-meter Ze“ra it was nice to see veteran yachtsman Sir Peter Harrisons Farr 115 Sojana heading out on yet another Atlantic adventure. Also taking part were two Wally yachts, Indio and Kenora ; the Swan 80 Emm and the Swan 82 Grey Goose and the X-Yacht Karuba 5 The weather would determine crossing times for both the ARC and the Superyacht Regatta. The last few years have seen fairly light trade winds during late November and December. However, given the right conditions, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda said one of the maxis could make the crossing in eight days. Weather routing would be crucial with both west-bound ”eets searching for wind while comparing the shorter rhumb line course with the longer more southerly trade wind route. Having dealt with large areas of calms on the southern route in 2010, this year forecasters said that winds looked promising although the long range forecast predicted lighter winds during the “nal approach to the Caribbean. COSTA SMERALDA SUPERYACHT REGATTA IN THE SHADOW OF THE ARCBY BARRY PICKTHALL Transatlantic Superyacht Regatta & Maxi Yacht Cup 2011 underway PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JILL CAMPBELL/ YACHT CLUB COSTA SMERALDA


40 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Tips & Tricks Much like the adage about air travel that states so long as you have your wallet and your passport, youll make it, successful bluewater sailing relies on two of its own simple principles: keep the rig up and the water out. Understanding yacht rigging, from an engineering perspective, should be of utmost importance to anyone heading offshore. A good yacht designer designs the rig around the hull itself … they work in concert to create a particular sailing experience. The implications, of course, are that there is usually a reason a particular boat has a particular rig, and there is usually no good reason to change that. Why? Fundamentally, a sailing boat rig begins with an understanding of the forces at play on the hull. Righting moment … YACHT RIGGING PART 1DESIGN PARTICULARSBY ANDY SCHELL PHOTOS BY MARIA KARLSSON Prepping Arcturus new rig for stepping in Annapolis the resistance to heeling, or the amount of energy, measured in foot-pounds, needed to return a heeled boat to an even keel … is the key measurement in rig design. RM30 refers to the amount of force exerted on a hull heeled thirty degrees, generally considered the most that it will undergo in normal circumstances. This number is derived from a formula based on waterline length and hull displacement. A safety factor is added to RM30 resulting in more or less the largest loads that the rig will have to endure (this safety factor is dependent on the boats intended use … offshore cruisers will generally have a higher safety factor than an all-out racer, for example). A boat with a Max-RM of 20,000 ft-lbs. (including the safety factor) would then require a rig able to withstand those forces. Basically, a yachts rig consists of a few separate pieces working together … spars, spreaders, the wire that supports Arcturus original single-spreader rig


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 41them, chainplates and the hull itself. Like a chain, a rig is only as strong as its weakest link. Yachts can have a deck-stepped mast or a keel stepped mast. Designers will argue about the merits of each, but the differences are quite simple … a deck-stepped mast must be of a larger section, and is therefore heavier (and stiffer) as it is supported at less places along its length. Keel-stepped masts can be bent more easily by a backstay adjuster, and are lighter, as the section can be smaller (the partners, where the mast goes through the deck, essentially act as an additional set of spreaders). Similarly, for spars of the same length, single-spreader masts must be of a heavier section than masts with two sets of spreaders. The issue is unsupported length … single-spreader spars have two longer unsupported lengths, while double-spreader rigs have three shorter ones. Double-spreader rigs allow for a narrower footprint … their chainplates can be mounted further inboard on the hull, allowing for tighter headsail sheeting angles. It is all about angles. Where a shroud terminates at the mast, an angle of less than about twelve degrees would exert too much compression on the spar itself and provide too little lateral support for the mast. This is why spreaders are used in the “rst place (and why they are often not seen on old schooners … those boats, often gaff-rigged, were wide enough at the deck, where the chainplates were attached outboard, and had masts short enough so that their shroud angles were in fact greater than twelve degrees even without spreaders). A logical question now presents itself: Why not modernize a classic yacht with a narrow, multiplespreader rig that would allow for tighter headsail sheeting and subsequently closer tacking angles? The short answer: simplicity. More spreaders mean more connections and more potential problems. The long answer brings us full-circle. The older hull designs of those yachts would not be able to maintain those sailing angles anyway. The rig must “t the boat … the original design, having taken all of those factors into consideration, is usually the best. That said; removing weight aloft from any rig will improve sailing performance, regardless of design.


42 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Tips & Tricks Modi“cations: Certain design elements are lost in translation when in the hands of a (usually) cost-conscious builder. This is where the sailor with a keen eye can notice de“ciencies in both yacht and rig design. Take for example chainplate placement. Shroud angles at the deck determine where chainplates should go. Chainplates, usually of stainless steel, should be designed and installed to remain perfectly in line with the pull of the shroud they support. Fore and aft lowers, for example, meet the deck both at an angle fore and aft, and also at an angle athwartships. The chainplates, therefore, should be tilted inboard and either fore or aft to compensate. However, most chainplates, especially on older boats, are installed vertically on an inboard bulkhead. The shroud then exerts force sideways to the metal, causing undue stress and shortening their useful life. My own Allied Seabreeze suffered from this basic design ”aw, which we recti“ed before sailing her across the Atlantic, by mounting new chainplates outboard on the hull, angled correctly fore and aft and pre-bent inboard at the proper angles. A Paci“c Seacraft, on the other hand, is a good example of a boat with proper chainplate design straight from the drawing board. Next issue we will take a look at rigging in practice, in particular inspecting a rig prior to an ocean crossing. Andy Schell is a sailor and journalist. He has worked professionally as a yacht rigger at Southbound Cruising Services in Annapolis, MD. He and his wife Maria Karlsson re-designed the rig on their yawl Arcturus before setting out across the Atlantic last summer. Find them online at fathersonsailing.com DIAGRAM: ANDY SCHELL 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


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JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 45 Sailors from around the world come to the Caribbean each winter for warm temperatures, dependable trade winds and some of the most fun and competitive regattas. Heres a preview of whats new: JANUARY January 21: Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race. One goal: to break round-the-island records and go down in history! Classes include monohulls (three classes by length), multihulls; classics, single-handed and double-handed. Regatta Village parties in Bridgetowns Independence Square. www.mountgayrumroundbarbadosrace.com January 27-29: Superyacht Cup Antigua. Eighty-plusfoot yachts race bucket-style off Antiguas south coast with parties nightly in Nelsons Dockyard. We expect 12 entries,Ž says organizer, Paul Deeth. Organized by the Superyacht Cup team from Palma, Mallorca, yachts not taking part in the friendly Cook off competition will lose a point this year! www.thesuperyachtchallenge.com January 27-31: Grenada Sailing Festival 2012 … Camper & Nicholsons Racing Series. Top-quality racing provides a great tune-up for the Caribbeans race season ahead. Entries include Charisma a 57ft classic racing sloop; IDEA a Reichel Pugh 78; and the UKs race charter GirlsForSails Elan 37, Diamonds Are Forever Racing continues the next weekend (February 4th and 5th) with the Work Boat Regatta and the Junior Dinghy Sailing Championship on Grand Anse Beach. www.grenadasailingfestival.com FEBRUARY February 7-12: Casa de Campo Sailing Week. Over 40 yachts from the Caribbean, US, Europe and South America will race in this now week-long regatta. Professional juries and race of“cers combined with challenging courses along the Dominican Republics south coast and small offshore islands, make this a must-do regatta. We will also welcome the “rst Hispanidad Mona Passage, a feeder regatta that will depart from Ponce, Puerto Rico, on January 28th to Marina Casa de Campo,Ž says organizer, Ra“d Ynirio. casadecamposailing.com February 10-12: Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Association Trinidad Carnival Regatta. Every participant gets a taste of Carnival at this four-day regatta sailed out of TTSAs superb marine facilities in Chaguaramas. In addition to race boats, says organizer Simone Brown, we are also targeting cruising and charter sailboats. The re-opening of The Moorings charter facility in Grenada provides a good opportunity for the charterer and casual racer to come and enjoy Trinidad and Tobago.Ž www.ttsailing.org


46 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Caribbean Regatta Preview Part One February 17-19: Sweethearts of the Caribbean & Classic Yacht Regatta. Possibly the Caribbeans only Schooner race! What makes this West End Yacht Club (WEYC) of Tortola event special, says organizer Mike Kirk, is the alfresco spirit combined with the always unexpected turnout and parties that we have at our Fungattas.Ž Jolly Roger hosts the post-race party. Everybody wins a prize. Contact: Commodore Martin van Houten: martin@sail sistership.com February 20: Caribbean 600 Race. IRC and CSA-rated yachts and multihulls are welcome in this 11 island, 600 mile circumnavigation that starts from English Harbour, Antigua. Over 30 yachts, swift-sailing maxis, TPs, Swans and superyachts will compete. Live tracking via Yellowbrick. http://caribbean600.rorc.org February 24-25: Around St. Maarten/St. Martin Multihull Regatta. Over 25 multihulls-only set sail in this 3rd annual event. It is laid back and beach style although the racing will be “erce with at least seven Formula 18 beach cats in a one-design class expected on the start line set close to shore so spectators can watch,Ž says organizer Mirian Ebbers. www.multihullregatta.com February 23-26: South Grenada Regatta. Match Race! Eighteen teams will race identical boats (Sunsail 39s or 41s) in Clarkes Court Bay in two round-robins and Finals on February 24th. Two days of ”eet racing follow. Held out of Le Phare Bleu Marina, organizer Lynn Fletcher says two of the races “nish in the Bay so everyone can enjoy seeing the sailing action.Ž www.southgrenadaregatta.com MARCH February 28-4: St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The Budget Marine Match Racing Cup on February 28th and Gill Commodores Cup on March 1st kick off the racing, followed by the main three-day event which features a unique combination of professional racing, signature parties and star-studded concerts. With over 32 countries represented by the participants this event has become the largest International regatta in the Caribbean,Ž says organizer, Heather Tackling. www.heinekenregatta.com March 9-11: St. Croix International Regatta. New dates, more distance racing and the new Island Challenge mark this 20th anniversary event. Off-island racers reporting the fastest passage from their island to St. Croix on corrected time will receive a refund of their registration fees,Ž says organizer Kiomie Pedrini. www.stcroixyc.com Tight racing at the BVI Spring Regatta PHOTO: DEAN BARNES PHOTO: ST. MAARTEN HEINEKEN REGATTA


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 47March 9-12: Dark & Stormy Regatta. Race from Beef Island to Anegada and back. This years race marks the climax of our four-race series for the Gosling Cup sponsored by TICO and Goslings,Ž says WEYCs Mike Kirk. Contact: Commodore Martin van Houten: martin@sail sistership.com March 16-18: Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta. Exceptional facilities at Palmas del Mar Resort, race courses that challenge sailors of all ages, one of the best Race Management programs in the Caribbean and great nightly parties highlight this regatta. There will be hot racing in beach cats this year, plus a new overall prize for the combined J/24 and IC24 classes where the skipper wins his or her weight in Heineken,Ž says organizer, Angel Ayala. www.prheinekenregatta.com March 22-25: St. Barths Bucket Regatta. Over 40 of the latest superyacht designs and true classics have accepted invitations to race. New, says organizer Peter Craig, Four J Boat classics will be featured in a race within the race, as they vie for over all Bucket honors as well as J Boat bragging rights. Endeavour Hanuman Ranger and Velsheda will be part of a spectacular ”eet that will race around the beautiful island of St Barthlemy.Ž www.bucketregattas.com/stbarths March 23-25: 39th International Rolex Regatta. You dont need to BYOB (bring-your-own-boat) to race. We can help secure your fully capable ride,Ž says organizer, John Sweeney, where youll be tested over three days with multiple starts on three separate, picturesque race areas against high-caliber IRC machines like the STP65 Equation (formerly Rosebud ), IRC 52 Vesper and GS 46 Antilope and the CSA cruisers such as the J/36 Cayennita Grande or the J/122 Lost Horizon www.rolexcupregatta.com March 26-April 1: BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. A number of last years 40th anniversary initiatives will continue to make this regatta great for the next 40, including the Gill BVI Match Race Championship, March 28th … 29th. Our relationship with the Chicago Match Racing Center has provided us with an experienced race committee to ensure the match racing is run in top form,Ž says organizer, Judy Petz. The Classics Class will also once again be a part of this Friendliest Regatta in the Caribbean.Ž www. bvispringregatta.org Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. St. Maarten Heineken RegattaPHOTO: BOB GRIESERPuerto Rico Heineken International Regatta International Rolex RegattaPHOTO: DEAN BARNES


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JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 49 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the entire Americas scored a first last November by serving as the host location of the International Sailing Federations (ISAF) Annual Conference. The November 3rd … 13th meeting, based out of the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, brought together the ISAF Council, Committee and Commission members along with other global movers-and-shakers in the sailing world to discuss and decide the key issues that will affect the future of sailing. I think we were chosen over Australia, Denmark and Taipei for three reasons,Ž says Eric Tulla, one of ISAFs Vice Presidents as well as past president of the Puerto Rico Sailing Federation. First, we are thought of as a developing nation because of our small program, but we have a strong junior program. For example, Raul Rios won the Optimist World Championships in 2008. Secondly, ISAF desires to expand to different areas of the world, and third, our del-PUERTO RICO HOSTS ISAF ANNUAL CONFERENCE COUNCIL DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF SAILINGCAROL M. BAREUTHER REPORTS egation and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company put on a reception at the ISAF meeting in Greece last year that was well received.Ž The result was Puerto Ricos destination selection, something even the mainland U.S. or Canada has never achieved. This choice is one that makes Club Nautico de San Juan Commodore, Gustavo Hermida, very proud. We are hosting over 400 sailors from around the world,Ž says Hermida. It is wonderful for Puerto Rico and the whole of the Caribbean.Ž One of the surprisingly new additions to the Conference was sailing itself. This Conference has been held in locations or at times of the year where sailing isnt possible,Ž says Tulla. We changed that.Ž The Club hosted an exhibition match race in San Juan Bay. Skippers who set sail in the November 8th event were Lotte Meldgaard-Pedersen from Denmark, Alfredo Deligates included (from left) His Majesty King Constantine of Greece … ISAF President of Honor; Ral Rios de Choudens, Ambassador for ISAF Youth Trust, and ISAF President Gran Petersson PHOTOGRAPH BY MERCEDES RIOS


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JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 51 Puerto Rico Ricci of Italy, and both Liz Baylis and Anna Tunnicliffe of the USA. Tunnicliffe was awarded the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award at the Conference, for the second time. Gary Jobson, president of U.S. Sailing and past Americas Cup sailor and commentator, narrated the match race held in San Juan Bay. He also led the U.S. delegation at the Conference. We discussed a whole variety of issues,Ž says Jobson. For example, theres a need to think beyond the sport as just the Americas Cup and engage more people in sailing. The question then is how we get people to learn to sail. The more people who sail, the more people who will head to the next logical step … racing.Ž Some of the major issues discussed at the ISAF Conference included what equipment will be used in the 2016 Summer Olympics and the possible addition of kite-boarding; what will be included in the next edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing, which will be published in May 2012; and sites for major international regattas such as Busan, Korea for the 2013 ISAF Womens Match Racing World Championships and Langkawi, Malaysia for the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. The 2015 Pan American Games will be held in Toronto, Canada. The Soto 40, a South American build that is sailed in nine countries and included in regattas such as the Audi MedCup, was also granted ISAF Class. In addition to discussing global sailing issues, Caribbean representatives met and talked about issues important to the region. Mercedes Rios, secretary of the Puerto Rico Sailing Federation, says, We exchanged ideas and discussed similarities with other small countries with developing sailing programs. Speci“cally we talked with representatives from the Bahamas about the importance of the Caribbean developing the classes sailed at Central American Caribbean and Pan American Games, like the RSX, Snipe, etc. The 470 class is very interested in developing in this region through the International 420. They know we had excellent results in Optimists and would like a pathway for those sailors to continue into the Olympics.Ž Next year, the ISAF Annual Conference will take place in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, making it a double header for the venue as it plays host to the 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds from July 12th to 21st. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.




JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 53 Puerto Rico Hot competition, superb sailing conditions and great fun on and off the water is what youll experience at the 11th Club Nautico de San Juans International Regatta (CNSJIR), set for February 3rd to 5th 2012. We expect over 100 competitors from the Caribbean, the USA, Latin America and the rest of the World,Ž says regatta director, Jos Yoyo Berros. Seventy participants were already registered by mid-November.Ž This number makes the CNSJIR one of the Caribbeans largest and most competitive dinghy regattas! Classes offered include Optimists (Red, Blue, White and Green Fleets), Lasers (4.7, Radial and Standard), Sun“sh and Club 420. New … there will also be a one-design IC-24 class. Racing takes place in San Juan Bay where temperatures reach a comfortable high in the low 80s and winds customarily blow 10 to 15 knots in February. Theres not just competition, but meals and drinks are included as part of the fun. Hotels, restaurants, great shopping, sights and an international airport with direct ”ights to the Caribbean, Canada, U.S. and Europe are all nearby to the regatta venue at Club Nautico de San Juan, located at the entrance to historic Old San Juan. Two nearby hotels are offering a special regatta rate on a “rst-come “rst-serve basis. These are the San Juan Beach Hotel, which is offering a special rate of $99 per night plus tax (www.sanjuanbeach.com) and the Caribe Hilton is offer-CLUB NAUTICO DE SAN JUAN INTERNATIONAL REGATTA SET FOR FEBRUARYBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER ing ten rooms at only $205 per night plus tax (www.hilton. com. Group Code: REGA12). Allied Car Rental (corporatesales@alliedcarrentalpr) is offering a 50% discount on a vehicle during the CNSJIR. The CNSJIR is an outgrowth of the Clubs junior sailing program, which was launched in the 1970s by Andres Nevares and strengthened in the late 1990s by then-Commodore Richard Christiansen and Ricky Adsuar. The program, which is now directed by Berros, combines technical knowledge with practical hands-on sailing experience. Its a combination that de“nitely works. For example, the Puerto Rican sailors who won ”eet and team racing awards at the 2008 Optimist World Championships were graduates of the program, as were six of the islands sailors who won “ve gold and one bronze medal sailing at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagez. We invite sailors to register online now,Ž says Berros. We are truly committed to offering a great regatta.Ž The registration fee for entries prior to January 19th 2012 are $110 for single-hand and $140 for double-hand. Late registration for entries after January 19th and up to February 2nd 2012 are $130 for single-hand and $160 for double-hand. For more information, to register or charter a boat, contact principal race of“cer, Jos Yoyo Berrios, Email: vela@ nauticodesanjuan.com, or Club Nautico de San Juan at: Tel: (787) 722-0177 or visit: www.nauticodesanjuan.com/ sailingprogram/regatta_int.htm Report submitted by Carol M. Bareuther. PHOTOGRAPH BY RAQUEL TORRES ARZOLAOptimists in action off the old city during Club Nautico de San Juans International Regatta


54 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 United States Virgin Islands Great news aboard S/V Good News ƒ The winner of the November Virgin Island Charter Yacht League Culinary Contest held at the Yacht Haven Grande is„Chef Debbie Debs Dickens. The culinary contest provides an opportunity for yacht chefs to show their talents. The thrust of the contest this year was: Your charter guests will be arriving at your yacht early after-VIRGIN ISLAND CHARTER YACHT LEAGUE CULINARY CONTESTLUNCH IS SERVED...BY ALL AT SEA FOOD COLUMNIST CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON noon (they missed lunch) and have requested some dishes that are nutritious and delicious or health smart. Especially, they are looking forward to enjoying Virgin Islands dishes. Debbie Jane Dickens was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1977. During her urban childhood, Debbie was a gymnast. In fact she thinks she double somersaulted into the world. For ten years she trained and competed nationally Winning Chef Debbie with husband Peter and her favorite book


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 55 T: (340) 776-2078 genekralusvi@yahoo.com www.subbasedrydock.vi P.O. Box 4429 Parcel 162, Subbase St. Thomas, USVI 00803 100 Ton Crane 300 Ton Drydock 1000 Ton Floating Drydock Complete Marine Repairs FEATURING NEW 1000 TON FLOATING DRYDOCK and internationally on the South African gymnast team. The middle child, Debbies older sister is a doctor while her younger brother manages a hotel in Wales. This, she notes, makes her feel like the black sheep of the family. After enough somersaults, Debbie took a four-year marketing degree at the IMM Graduate School of Marketing in Durban, where she matriculated early having crammed the last years course into six months. On graduation, she worked as sales manager in a number of organizations. Transferred to Johannesburg, she was head-hunted by Stat Medical, where she became area Sales Manager. Love at “rst sight! After a day spent sky diving, the future award-winning chef bumped into Peter Dickens, who invited her to go horse riding on his farm. Although she had never been on a horse, Debbie agreed. Her riding companion stayed at her side to ensure her safety and has been there ever since. In 2006, just six months after they rode out together, the couple married. Debbie says she is very close to her parents, and that after “nding out she was marrying so quickly, her father said: Promise me one thing that if it doesnt work out you will go back to work in a year.Ž That was more than “ve years ago. Having quit her job, Debbie joined her husband on his dude ranch (www.satrails.com) where her marketing skills became invaluable, organizing events, planning and catering meals. Peter Dickens had always loved to sail and belonged to the Point Yacht Club in Hartebeesport Vaaland, Durban. He also owned two Mistrals. On day, while walking the dock, they saw the 56ft catamaran Good News Knocking on the hull they met Michael Yaw, the owner. He was planning to take the boat down the Wild Coast of South Africa and across to the Caribbean. After much discussion, the adventure-loving ranchers arranged for their business to be managed by long term, loyal employees and, in 2008, moved aboard to run Good News Passionate about food and cooking, Debbie says that she loves challenges and when taking on any project she is at her competitive best. To learn her culinary skills she attended cooking schools, studied, and learned a lot online. Her favorite T.V. show is Iron Chef In the galley, The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, is perused daily. Besides cooking, Debbie enjoys photography, plays the saxophone and keyboard. The husband and wife team also are dive masters. What makes it all worthwhile? We live life to the full and “nd the positive side to every event and always make time to help others,Ž says Debbie. We are blessed to have this life and have much to be grateful for.Ž


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JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 57 DEBBIES WINNING MENU:A DAY AT THE BEACH COCKTAIL 30ml Coconut Run 15ml Amaretto 15ml Grenadine Shake rum, amaretto, and orange juice with ice cubes and strain into a highball glass, pour over crushed ice. Top with grenadine and garnish with local fruit. GOAT CURRY 1 loaf bread, white, sliced Whole spices 1 star anise 1 cinnamon sticks 3 whole cardamom pods 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 cup oil 1 onions, chopped 1 teaspoon ground coriander (seeds) 1 teaspoon cayenne 2 teaspoons turmeric/saffron 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon clove powder 2 teaspoon “ne black pepper METHOD: Brown your meat really well. Add onions, oil, ginger and garlic and fry until its nearly glassy. Add the rest of your spices (excl. tomatoes and potatoes) Cook and stir continually so it does not stick to the bottom of the pan, +/15 min @ low heat. Add tomatoes and potatoes and pressure cook for 45 minutes. You may need to thicken the sauce base with some corn starch if its too runny. THE BREAD: Take four slices of the bread, butter all slices and stack them together. Cut the stack into triangular quarters and hold each small stack together with toothpicks. Butter and grill on all sides. Take a melon-baller (or carefully use a knife) and make a hollow in each stack, leaving the bottom slice as a base. Scoop hot goat curry into the hollows and let it over”ow for effect. Top curry with a dollop of your fruity mango chutney. FRUITY MANGO CHUTNEY RECIPE 1/2kg mango and apples mix, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 cup raisins 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup vinegar Mix all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes until the mixture thickens. MANGO SORBERT 5 large mangoes 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup fresh lime juice zest from 2 limes 1 tbs grated ginger Blend all ingredients and place into a freezer safe bowl. Freeze for 8 hrs, but stir it every 30 min for the 1st 4 hrs to prevent the formation of ice crystals. The event was sponsored by: All At Sea Magazine Gourmet Gallery, Dionysus Wine Distributors, LLC, Belgian Chocolate Factory, Bimini Bay Resort (Bahamas), and Ship to Shore Cookbooks Captain Jan Robinson holds certi“cates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Her Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Or visit www. shiptoshoreINC.com email CapJan@aol.com or call 1-800338-6072 and mention All At Sea to receive a discount. United States Virgin Islands THE MEAT: 1kg Goat 2 tomatoes, medium, chopped 4 garlic cloves, “nely chopped 2 teaspoons ground ginger 6 curry leaves 2 potatoes, large, in cubes cilantro (optional) Crushed Ice 100ml Orange juice 250 gms ginger “nely chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tsp salt WINNING CHEFS:1ST: Debbie Dickens, S/V Good News 2ND: Rob Thunder, S/V Sweetest Thing 3RD: Kathy Ray, S/V Windstar Tender goat curry served in toasted wedges Dessert: Mango Sorbet PHOTOGRAPH BY JAN ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPH BY JAN ROBINSON




JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 59 The Bitter End Yacht Club played host to Olympians, World Champions and Americas Cup sailors during the 25th anniversary of the Pro Am Regatta on October 29 to November 5th. More than 70 sailors participated in the weeklong regatta, where they got an opportunity to learn from seven professional sailors. Olympic gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe was taking part in the regatta for the third straight year. She considers it vacation sailing and less stressful than her regular sailing schedule. When she wasnt on the water competing, she was sightseeing with her father, who accompanied her on the trip to the Caribbean. She is usually racing on the international Olympic scene, where everyone is trying to win a gold medal. That racing is very intense all the time, you cannot lose a race,Ž Tunnicliffe said. She said dropping a race at the Pro Am Regatta is not the end of the world,Ž and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the sport with others. However, she acknowledged the abundance of professional and seasoned skippers that were sailing in the event. This years pros included Peter Holmberg, Ed Baird, Dave Ullman, Andrew Campbell, Zach Railey and Tom Lee. There are a lot of good pro skippers here,Ž Tunnicliffe said. A lot of whom I look up to. For me to come and race against them is a huge honor. It gets very exciting and intense. I get nervous sometimes when I am racing against Ed Baird or Peter Holmberg.Ž The Americas Cup AC 45 schedule con”icted with this years Pro Am Regatta resulting in two professional sailors … Paul Cayard and Russell Coutts … not attending the event. Both have attended and won the Pro Am Regatta in the past. They are no strangers to the event, it is just unfortunate that they couldnt make it this year,Ž Regatta Chairman and Director of Sales and Marketing for BEYC John Glynn said. There were more crews than boats leaving sailors to take turns racing, while others waited on a large committee/spectator boat. Glynn said this was an opportunity for sailors to converse while watching the regatta. The event featured both ”eet and match racing. Anna Tunnicliffe sailed with 16 different sailors throughout the week. Each professional sailor has a different sailing style, she said. Everyone is super keen to help out as much as they can. If I say something, they are very interested in what I have to say. But a lot of them are very good sailors in their own right. I usually dont have to say anything and let them do their jobs. It is like sailing a regular race; everyone has a job to do. I let them do their job and they let me do my job. Everyone gets along. It is a learning experience for everybody.Ž


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JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 61 British Virgin Islands Robin Stout of Redondo Beach, California, has been participating in the Pro Am Regatta for the past three years. Anna (Tunnicliffe) and Zach (Railey) are my favorites, especially Anna,Ž Stout said. She favors Tunnicliffe because they are both match racers. She has an amazing amount of patience,Ž Stout said. She will constantly talk to us and coach in a delightful way. She is always telling us what she is about to do … when a boat does this, we do that. It is a learning experience. Everyone walks off her boat with a smile. She is a doll.Ž She said the Pro Am Regatta is her fantasy camp.Ž The experience and techniques that she learns from the regatta are put to use in events she competes in back home. It is a summer camp for adults,Ž Stout said. Selecting professional skippers means more than just having an impressive resume, according to Glynn. He said organizers look for personalities that “t.Ž They are genuinely nice, real people,Ž Glynn said. And they are enthusiastic about spreading their love of the sport with regular sailors.Ž It isnt uncommon that the professional sailors develop life-long bonds with other sailors, whether it is through email or phone, he added. However, over the years there have been some professional sailors that didnt work out or “t in with the Pro Am Regatta. They are now not here for a reason,Ž Glynn said. The regatta continues to be a unique and successful event because of the venue and its sailors, according to the regatta chairman. There is really nothing like it, at least not at this level,Ž Glynn said. Regular sailors or weekend warriors can actually go racing with a world champion or an Americas Cup sailor. And do it in an environment where it is real racing and a learning experience.Ž Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands. Anna Tunnicliffe and crew. Robin Stout, middle, has participated in the Pro Am Regatta for the past three years




JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 63THE 15TH ANNUAL FOXYS CAT FIGHT REGATTA MORE HULLS, MORE FUN!BY CAPTAIN MARK DENEBEIM Purrfect is the only way to describe the sailing at the 15th Annual Foxys Cat Fight Regatta, held every year on the Saturday coinciding with Halloween; this year October 29 2011 at Jost Van Dyke, BVI. Two glorious races, sailed in 15 to 20 knot winds with ”at seas and clear skies, began at 11am with the last boat “nishing around four in the afternoon. Each race started in front of Great Harbour. The “rst race took the yachts to the east, with the ”eet rounding Sandy Cay to port, before heading back to the “nish. The second race left Sandy Cay and Great Thatch Island to starboard and then rounded an upwind yellow buoy to port, before concluding with the same downwind “nish. The staggered starts, held one minute apart, help prevent collisions among the 14 multihulls and one mono hull (yes, dogs are now invited), ranging in size from 31 to 46ft in six classes. The regattas attitude is to be found in the race instructions, which declares: This is an F class race, F as in FUN! They also warn that all protests must be accompanied by a $100 fee, to be used to purchase drinks while the combatants come to a satisfactory conclusion. The fun started the evening before the race as over 30 friends from the travel blog, Travel Talk On Line (TTOL), boarded the M/V Catittude for the Second Annual Painkiller Contest. Prizes were given based on two categories: Taste and Presentation. For the second year in a row, Capt. Jim of the Privilege 45 Blue Moon won for Taste; but the big surprise was the erotic Painkiller Sandwich performed by two female crew from Capt. Marks Island Spirit 37 catamaran Sanctuary Combined with a second in the Taste category, Capt. Mark won Best Painkiller Overall. Free dockage at Leverick Bay, Julian Putleys Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI and a bottle of rum were his rewards. British Virgin Islands The authors Island Spirit 37 Sanctuary


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JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 65Host Foxy Caldwell was at his “nest; singing and playing guitar all afternoon on Friday and dancing and hanging out with patrons Friday night; a rare but welcome nighttime appearance for one of the BVIs legendary characters. Foxy and Dave Cooper conceived the catamaran regatta idea when cats became the bareboat of choice in the mid 1990s. After the race, awards were presented: Natural Mystic a Moorings 4600 with Josh Mazur driving, took “rst in the over 45ft class; captured the coveted Baddest Cat award and received a case of rum for their efforts. Other class winners included Catatonic (Dirk Delo) in the 40-45ft class, Free Spirit II (Mike Kneafsey) in the under 40ft class, with Happy Hour Cats on the prowl. Catatonic (front) winner in the 40-45ft class (Spencer) and Far Cry (Kyle Koopmans) winning the single entrant Day Cat and newly ordained One Legged Cat classes. The $40 entry fee bene“ts The Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society and almost every boat received a prize, mostly meals for four at local restaurants including Gertrudes Soggy Dollar and Foxys The case of rum was donated by long time sponsor, The Catamaran Company. After a tasty BBQ dinner, the always wild and entertaining Foxys Masquerade Ball ensued. Great costumes and some not-so-great dancing packed the ballroom to the sounds of Shango Foxys son Deans house band. Raf”e prizes, organized by TTOL members and the BVI fanatic Mark Saildoggie Paulson bene“ted VISAR. Costume prizes for Group, Scariest, Sexiest, and Child, were also awarded. The race committee, led by Martin Van Houten, has set Saturday November 3 2012 for the 16th Annual Cat Fight. Register the night before or the morning of the race at Foxys. For details, email: martin@sailsistership.com Captain Mark Denebeim offers charters and is writing articles and his memoirs aboard Sanctuary while sailing throughout the Caribbean. For more information visit www. oceanbreezetours.com and www.islandpartyspots.com British Virgin Islands


66 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012After storms delayed the start of the Caribbean 1500, a steady trickle of participating yachts began arriving at Tortolas Nanny Cay Marina in late November. At press time, 25 yachts had docked and been given their welcome rum punch by new race organisers UK-based World Cruising Club. The World Cruising Club took over the rally from founder Steve Black and his Cruising Rally Association earlier this year and is looking to continue and expand on the success of the event. The fastest boat to “nish was Fat Cat John Winters 24-metre Morelli, which completed the journey from Hampton, Virginia, in just less than six days. They were shortly followed by Blackbird a Tripp 78 skippered by Michael Reardon, who took the overall win on corrected time ahead of Celebration The start of the race was delayed by four days, which was frustrating for everyone,Ž commented World Cruising Club event staff Andy Schell. However, it was a sensible decision, considering how Tropical Storm Sean developed, and we are very pleased that all the crews in both the Bahamas and BVI classes made a safe passage and are now enjoying the fun events and activities that have been laid on.Ž For the “rst time, the arriving boats were able to clear BVI Customs in Nanny Cay, where previously they had to make an additional stop at Sopers Hole. After sailing non-stop for ten days, most crews are exhausted and looking forward to getting on dry land. With this in mind we were very pleased to partner with BVI Customs to bring them on-site,Ž said Nanny Cay general manager Miles Sutherland-Pilch.  This year the Caribbean 1500 organized a number of different events for all participants including beach BBQs and live music most nights. The feedback we have been getting is that everyone has been sharing stories and having a great time which is what the rally is all about,Ž Mr. Sutherland-Pilch said. Nanny Cay hosts a number of World Cruising events including ARC Europe and the Atlantic Cup in May. It is also the host of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, now in its 41st year. For further information, visit: www.nannycay.com for rally information, visit: www.worldcruising.com British Virgin Islands CARIBBEAN 1500YACHTS ARRIVE SAFELY AT NANNY CAY, TORTOLA Blackbird arrives in Nanny CayPHOTOGRAPH BY ANDY SCHELL / WCC


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JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 69Twelve-year-old Leonardo Knol, sailing for St. Maarten, took top honors at the 5th annual SOL International Optimist Regatta held November 5th. Second place went to Hosea Williams (15) of Antigua, coached by Olympic medalist, Karl James. Third place went to another St. Maarten youngster, Nathan Smith (9). Twenty-nine sailors from six island territories participated in the biggest event ever. Sailors and coaches arrived from Anguilla, Antigua, BVI, St. Barths, and Nevis. Organized by the St. Maarten Yacht Club, the regatta featured eminent Race Of“cer, Alfred Koolen, and International Judge, David De Vries. Sol is very pleased to once again be the sponsor of the 2011 Optimist Regatta,Ž enthused David Antrobus, SOLs General Manager. Antrobus said his company had been there from the “rst Optimist Regatta in 2005 when only 12 boats from two countries participated. And that it was especially pleasing this year to see six countries participating with 29 boats. The size of this years SOL Regatta is notable, not only because of its popularity, but because its a challenge to St. Maarten / St. Martin SOL INTERNATIONAL OPTIMIST REGATTA 2011 RECORDBREAKING ATTENDANCE “nd opportunities for these young sailors to experience big boat starts within the region. Its a real skill to learn how to start properly on a crowded start-line. Success requires superb boat-handling, focused mental strategy, and a keen will to win. The competitors were divided into two groups: Senior Class for children 12 and over; and Junior Class for those 11 and younger. Nathan Smith (9) from St. Maarten, won the Junior Division, followed by another St. Maarten sailor, Alec Scarabelli (11) and Rocco Falcone (10), of Antigua. The Senior Division standings were Leonardo Knol (12), St. Maarten, Hosea Williams (15), Antigua, and Thomas Maccow (14), Anguilla. A special Sportsmanship Award was given to ten-yearold Nathalie Fay of the BVI. She experienced a dif“cult incident while rounding a mark, chose to take the high road, and set a good example for everyone. Antrobus summed it up at the prize-giving: Sol looks forward to the day that these young sailors become the Mega yacht captains of the future.Ž Twenty-nine boats from six countries made for an actionpacked SOL International Optimist RegattaPHOTOGRAPH BY BUWE HALBERTSMA


70 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 20122011 SAINT BARTH CATA CUP MISCHA HEEMSKERK FLIES TO THE FINISHSt. Barth Mischa Heemskerk, nicknamed The Flying Dutchman during the fourth annual Saint Barth Cata Cup, took top honors with teammate Eduard Zanen aboard their Cirrus R Formula 18 catamaran. With six races over three days, and with winds from 10 to 15 knots, it was clear from the get-go that Heemskerk had the advantage. Not surprising as he is the F18 world vice-champion, and while not sailing with his usual partner, Bastian Tentij, Heemskerk repeated his 2009 victory in Saint Barth. The only team that gave them a run for their money was the American duo of John Casey and Dalton Tebo, last years winners, who had to settle for second place this time. Held November 16th-20th, the fourth edition of the Saint Barth Cata Cup was the largest yet; the event having grown from 14 F18 teams competing in the “rst edition, including a world champion, to 35 teams for the second edition, with two world champions. Last year 45, and this year 50 teams registered with 48 actually competing. Of“cially recognized by the F18 class, this regatta is quickly becoming known as the best catamaran event in the Caribbean. BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GRAUX PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROSEMOND GRAUX On November 17th, the “rst two races took place in the afternoon, and it was immediately clear that the 2011 Cata Cup would be a duel between the Dutchman Heemskerk and American John Casey. Heemskerks Cirrus R Emeraude Plage and Caseys Nacra Intendant Villa Services took a long lead, and continued to leave the competition further and further behind. It was really great,Ž says Heemskerk. Not only are we having fun out on the water, but we had good starts, got some good speed going, and the conditions were ideal, just how I like them. The wind was perfect; everyone could sail without any dif“culty.Ž The top West Indies team of Enrique Figueroa and Saint Barths own Yan Van den Haute (sponsored by St. Barth Sailor) took “rst place in the around-the-island race on Saturday, as Americans Casey and Tebo were sadly unable to compete that day following a pre-race collision that damaged their boat. Out on the water with 15 knots of wind, Heemskerk was once again at the head of the ”otilla, until he ran into some dif“culty between Public and Gustavia and lost time to Figueroa and Van den Haute. I had an incredible opportunity to sail with a champion like Enrique,Ž explains Yan. On Saturday there was threeway competition with Manu Boulogne and Mischa Heemskerk. It was during the last leg under spinnaker that made the difference for us. We were the only ones to catch a gust of wind and that gave us a solid lead of “ve minutes. What a thrill.Ž The winners on the beach: (from left) Dalton Tebo & John Casey (2nd); Eduard Zanen & Mischa Heemskerk (1st); Gurvan Bontemps & Giuseppe Dessi (3rd)


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 71Unfortunately Sundays races were cancelled due to lack of wind and instead the boats sailed back to the commercial dock to be disassembled and put back into the shipping containers for their return home. The awards ceremony (with Ernest Brin representing the Port of Gustavia and Nils Dufu for the Collectivity of Saint Barth) was held on Sunday evening at Nikki Beach, which served as race headquarters and was the venue for some evening events including a cocktail party followed by dinner at the Guanahani Hotel & Spa. Organized by volunteers from the Saint Barth Multi-Hulls Association in collaboration with the Centre Nautique, this event is putting Saint Barth on the map in terms of catamaran racing and the participants were eager to register for next year! For a complete list of rankings and sponsors, visit: www. stbarthcatacup.com Ellen Lampert-Graux lives in Saint Barthlemy where she is editor-in-chief of Harbour Magazine A regular contributor to All At Sea she also writes about entertainment, design and technology for Live Design magazine, and about Caribbean architecture for MACO a Trinidad-based lifestyle magazine. Panama panama@marinewarehouse.net Curaao curacao@marinewarehouse.net Miami >05 6>5 0??6 usa@marinewarehouse.net Trinidad Tardieu Marine, Chaguaramas 868 6>A A150 tt@marinewarehouse.net INTL ORDERS sales@marinewarehouse.net We save you $$$ by consolidating your orders. Weekly Ocean Freight @ Affordable Rates! www.marinewarehouse.net THE WINNERS CIRCLE:1ST: Mischa Heemskerk, Eduard Zanen 2ND: John Casey, Dalton Tebo 3RD: Gurvan Bontemps, Guiseppe Dessi 4TH: Enrique Figueroa, Yan Van Den Haute Winners Eduard Zanen & Mischa Heemskerk in action


72 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Guadeloupe !""#"$% %&'() *'+,))"" -.""(+"/&0(,0), )0&'.0( %0)&,"1 *,(0&,& 23&-)4'0'(0 50'(,,'))0,06 5789::;:"<789::;:"=>?1'=3,&;. !""#"$% %&'() *'+,))"" -.""(+"/&0 (,0),)0 &'.0( %0)&,"1 *,(0&,& 23&-)'40 '(0 50'( ,,'))0,06 P. + (297)5883850 F. + (297)5883810 E. info@varaderocaribe.com | Bucutiweg 34, Aruba. Guadeloupes Franck Fi“ls emerged overall winner of the 2011 Caribbean Surfski Tour following the Karukera Challenge held in Guadeloupe October 29th. His fourth place “nish in Guadeloupe assured he had suf“cient points in the bag for overall victory based on his win in St. Maarten earlier at the Soualiga Challenge. Fi“ls, who won the Soualiga Challenge for the third time in its seven year history, pocketed the 3,000 euro prize money for winning the tour. This year the tour comprised just two events following the cancellation of Antiguas Downwind Classic due to lack of sponsorship and logistical dif“culties. Therefore there was no discard race. The Karukera Challenge, a 25km paddle from Capesterre Belle Eau to Basse Terre on Guadeloupes south west coast, was won by Frances Open Water Vice Champion Yannick Laousse. Winds were from the east at around 15 knots with “ve-to-six-foot seas. The last 3km was paddled in the lee of the island in ”at seas. The event attracted some 50 participants including two world champion K1 and K2 marathon paddlers and bene“tted from good media coverage. Among the entries were six double surf skis and three stand-up paddlers. The results were: Yannick Laousse “rst in 2:14:38, Walter Bouzan (Spain) second 2:15:58; Stphane Roudault (France) third 2:16:22. St. Maarten was one of the nicest events weve had so far, conditions-wise,Ž remarked tour organiser Stuart Knaggs. And Guadeloupe was great too. We had good downwind runs for the “rst part of the race and the last 3-4km was ”at which always kills me. It was very hot. But it was a good “eld with some big names, some of whom were ”at water specialists making the transition to surf ski. It was a trimmed down tour this time and we will have to make a decision what to do about Antigua next year.Ž Robert Luckock is a British journalist and freelance writer residing in St. Maarten since 1984. He is currently The Daily Heralds correspondent for French St. Martin and was one of All at Seas very “rst contributors.CARIBBEAN SURF SKI TOUR FRANCK FIFILS TAKES OVERALL HONOURSBY ROBERT LUCKOCK Franck Fifils, in action PHOTO: NATALY DANNENBERG




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Yanmar, day charter business included D1?5,000 40 Tiara Hardtop Express, 1999 Twin cats, genset, fully equipped E cabins, extended top, dinghy DE00,000 34 Mainship Pilot, 2002 Single Yanmar, full cabin wQgalley O head Low hours, super clean O well maintained D110,000 SAIL 55 1J8A Baltic … High performance cruiser, semi-custom interior, offers .........DEJJ,000 5E 1J8J Tayana … Vft cockpit, two stateroom high quality passage maker ......DEEA,000 AJ E00> Bavaria … Xwners layout, private, never chartered, low usage .........DE>0,000 A8 1J?0 Hughes … Classic SOS yawl, solid FRP hull, requires refitting ............D>J,000 A? 1J81 CT … Kaufman and Ladd center cockpit performance cruiser .............D?J,000 A5 1J?8 Zndurance … Center cockpit Pilothouse Ketch, ferro cement hull ......D1E5,000 AA 1J6? Luders … Classic Naval yawl, perfect for daysail charter ...................D?5,000 AE 1J8J Zndeavour … Center cockpit, two cabin two head, genset, aQc ........D11J,000 A0 1JJA Beneteau A05 … New engine 06, new rigging 08, new sails 0J-10 .....D?5,000 >8 1J?8 [an de Stadt … Steel passage maker, new sails, 05 engine O more ...D6J,000 >6 1J8> Frers F> … Racing design built by Hinterholler, carbon fiber mast ......D1?,500 >5 E00A Compac … High quality cruiser, in-mast furling O upsized engine ......D1E5,000 POWER 65 1J8J [iking Motor Yacht … Perfect family yacht or corporate getaway .......D>J5,000 55 1J86 Vngel Cockpit Motor Yacht … Cats, owners layout, liveaboard ..........D150,000 AE E00A Searay Sundancer … Twin Yanmars, Genset, full canvas ..................DE>0,000 >8 1J6? Camcraft … Vluminum crew boat, completely refit in E00E ..................D50,000 >? E005 Fountain Pajot … Power cat, private yacht never chartered ...............D>E0,000 >0 E000 Mainship Pilot Single Yanmar, full cabin wQgalley O head.................D?J,000 >0 E001 Pursuit >0?0 … Center console wQT-top, twin Yamaha E50s, head .....DAJ,000 E? 1JJ? Rinker … Mercruiser wQnew outdrive, full cabin, super clean ...............DEJ,J00 E6 1J85 Shamrock … Center console, custom top, E00 hp. Perkins diesel .......D>5,000 EA E008 Seaway … \owneast runabout, Yamaha wQ>E hrs, cuddy cabin ..........D?8,500 MARITIME YACHT SALESLocated in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI Visit us online at www.maritimeyachtsales.com C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-774-3175 F: 340-774-3509 yachts@viaccess.netMember of The Yacht Brokers Association of America Brokerage


86 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Brokerage FOR SALE GLACIER BAY 26-60 CENTER CONSOL 2004 excellent conditions, full electronics, windlass O trailer. Yamahas 150hp A strokes A50hrs. Call Vlex ?8?-6AE-A>0? BAYLINER CIERRA SUNBRIDGE 2755 1A.500 US\. Major overhaul this summer, looks very nice. Mercruiser E60 HP. Vll data and Photos can be seen here] http]QQcasaandalucia.comQ Bayliner.html Location Curacao 2006 BAYLINER 305 CABIN CRUISER @ D6E,000. Spotless wQ generator, VC, GPS Q chart, hot water, full galley, two cabins. Twin 5.0 MPI E60hp sterndrive wQ contraprops with only 1>0 hours! Style O speed, must sell. Brent ^E8A_ 5A5-E5>6 Q brentww0A@yahoo.com FOR SALE 1982 31 BERTRAM Complete rebuild with nidacor, surveyed May E011 Yanmar EA0 HP engines O full electronic package. USD115,000.00. Tel] >A5-JAJ->E00. Zmail] bayside@candw.ky 2001 AZIMUT 46 FLYBRIDGE, E x Catarpilar A5? PSQ>56 Kw, Laenge 1A,J> m Breite A,AE m Zuropean luxury yacht, with perfect technology, comfort and elegance. Complete equipped with all extras` > cabinsQ6 beds` entire yacht inside massive cherry wood` grand de luxe model` Vlcantara cushions in color yellow-green, teak floor in cockpit and Powerboats Sailboats Powerboats v nicely but needs work, 1Ek, located West Znd Tortola. Paul in Fl pkcompass@yahoo.com 86> EA1 >?>E CATALINA 30, 1975, excellent condition. VPQ[HFQSolarQInverterQVCQHuge awning MQ{QGQSp. B[I Registered. D1?,500US. E8A-AA0->1JE FOR SALE … STREAKERŽ, SOVEREL 30, 1978. Well known, successful, Caribbean Regatta Boat Cruiser Q Racer. CSV 0.?JE Q 0.815. 15hp Yanmar new E006 ^>85 hrs._ Well equiped, Lots of sails, ^Nortn, Sobstad, Channon_ some brand new. Vsking DUS 16,000. ZMail sandym@candw.ag 34 JEANNEAU SUNRISE setup for \eepsea Trolling under SailQChartersQ Liveaboard. Xperated Culebra, Puerto Rico 5yrs. 100s Charters, 1000s pounds Fish, use little Fuel, Free Mooring. Vll equip., rigging, etc. new or good cond. Winter in Tropics...O...make money!!! iguanasailing@yahoo.com VENERABLE SCHOONER PENELOPE, 34 COWHORN, shipwright skills needed. Tancook rig, weatherly, strip planked, Gomier ^\ominican hardwood_, sound hull sheathed and frequent winner Foxys W.B.R. since 1J?>. Specious interior, owner built St. {ohn [I DE0,000. schoonereast@ yahoo.com ALDEN-DESIGNED CLASSIC BRISTOL 35 SLOOP, 1974. New standing rigging, dodger. New 05] sails, Imron paint, through-hulls, head, Harken RF, bilge pumps, and electronics. Lovingly cared for. Proven bluewater cruiser. Zpoxy barrier coat just done. Price reduced! DEA,000 ybuttE00E@yahoo.com FOR SALE CORSAIR 36 TRIMARAN CRUISER-RACER WITH TRAILER. E006, Honda 50 hp, North Sails E008QJ, Many extras, located St. Maarten. D E05 000-. Tel`005JJ5816>>A. paul@lagoon-marina.com J-36 CAYENNITA GRANDE WITH RACING, CRUISING SAILS. Bulb keel, propane stove with oven. >GM\ engine over the keel. [ery successful racer. Xn the hard at Nanny Cay. Vll offers considered. Vsking >5K. Cayennita@hotmail.com WILD CARD, OUR HIGHLY MODIFIED AND STRENGTHENED 1978 HUGHES 38, will complete her second circumnavigation in the Caribbean during \ecember E011---and is offered for quick sale at D>J,J00. Zxtensive inventory. Xffshore ready. Meet us in a dinghy with the cash as we sail by, and your next stop could be Panama. Contact fatty@fattygood lander.com TAYANA 42 1980 aft cockpit, fiberglass deck. Sailing Magazines Xne of the Best 10 used boats to sail around the word Continued on page 95 Sailboats inŽ. Recent survey and pictures. Periodic upgrades and diligent maintenance. D80K US Contact AEtayana@gmail.com ENDEAVOUR 43 KETCH FOR SALE during E01E in Znglish harbour Vntigua. See yacht site. cedarclose.comQyacht PANOCEANIC 43 1983 TED BREWER DESIGNED CENTER COCKPIT CUTTER. Fully equipped and ready for live aboard cruising. E00 gal water, E00 gal fuel. E double staterooms, E heads wQshower. Located Windward Islands. DUS 8J,000 More info see my site at] www.sailboatforsale.co.uk or contact me] caribcaptain@ yahoo.com 44 JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 1992. Xwners version, > cabins, E heads. Separate owners cabin with en-suite head to stb., shower to port. Xne owner. Cutter rigged, removable stay. In mast furling. In Vntigua. Vsking USD110,000 Zmail] yachtforsaleAA@gmail.com http]QQwww.theyachtmarket.comQboatsearchresults. aspx|seller}1?518 HUNTER 44DS 2004 FULL MOONŽ $189,000. {ust listed at Nanny Cay, shes loaded with many ^most_ factory add ons. Never in Charter. Professionally stocked and furnished. {ust bring your clothes and Set Sail! See details at bviyachtsales.com andQor yachtworld.com. {eff on the Full MoonŽ williams.jeffery66@yahoo.com CT 47 CUTTER, KETCH, CENTER COCKPIT. [ery comfortable live aboard ocean cruiser. E00J survey ^DJ5k_ and photos available. \iscounted to D65k for quick sale. Moored in Coral Harbor, St. {ohn, US[I. Contact intrepidrd@hotmail.com or >A0-6A>-E8JJ SELLING A 52 FT DAY CHARTER SAILING CAT HERE IN ANTIGUA. Boat is currently registered to carry AJ passengers. Twin yanmar ?5 hp engines running well after recent rebuild. The boat is ready to make money for you if put in the right market. US D150,000. Call E68 ?E5 ?E6> for more info. Comfortable and fast 50 ft. Express with: Man Diesels @ 700 hp each, twin disc transmissions @ 1.5 to1, Arneson surface drives, 42 mph cruise/48 top, bow thruster, Northern Lights gen set, airconditioned fwd & aft staterooms, full galley, head with shower, ”at screen TV & stereo, full instrumentation, sat nav, spare set of props, 300 gal. fuel/100 water. $200,000 TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? BELIEVE IT! 1992 SUNSEEKER SUPERHAWK FOR SALE: 43 1973 Seaward Monk TrawlerTwin Caterpillars, Excellent Condition $135,000 St. Thomas Yacht Sales340-779-1660yachts@islands.vi outside` Generator 11 Kw` > meters electr.Qhydr. gangway with telecontrol` autohelm ST 60 Tridata` autohelmST 6000 with extra large screen` GPS` large chart plotter` electrical anchor winch, large Rhytheopn Radar RL ?E and a lot more` just reduced USD >?0,000.00 Z-mail] bert~sofia~hensel@hotmail.com or Phone 001 E68 ??> 5005 1992 SUNSEEKER SUPERHAWK Comfortable and fast 50 ft. Zxpress with] Man \iesels @?00 hp each, twin disc transmissions@ 1.5 to1, Vrneson surface drives, AE mph cruiseQA8 top, bow thruster, Northern Lights gen set, air-conditioned fwd. O aft staterooms, full galley, head with shower, flat screen T[ and stereo, full instrumentation, sat nav, spare set of props, >00 gal. fuelQ100 water. DE00,000TXX GXX\ TX BZ TRUZ| BZLIZ[Z IT! arthur halpern E5E-EAJ-?EJJ SailboatsJ-29 SWEETNESSŽ great shape, navy wQ white bottom. New interior including teak sole, head, bunks which remove for racing. J.J Yamaha on bracket. V great boat to race or cruise D1>,500.00. In St. Thomas call....>A0JJ8-JA>1. Zmail clark.pw@gmail.com 30 SAILBOAT, fiberglass, diesel, roller furling, wheel, built 1J?>. It sails ZODIAC 2001, 6 PERSON, DOUBLE TUBE CANISTER RAFT NEVER USED. Needs flares, etc. DE,500 value US\D850 XBX, Paratech SZV VNCHXR Vssembly 50boat. Never used. Vnchor line, tripline, bags, instructions D1000 [alue US\D600 XBX in Vnnapolis, Maryland. crabcreek0?@ yahoo.com FOR SALE 3 BRUCE ANCHORS 110 LB. EA. & ONE 90 LB. \anforth Hi-Tensile Vnchor. Good for hurricane season or for a mooring. Will sell all or individually. Contact] ^?8?_ 5>0-?00? or javierrod@hotmail.com Boat Gear/Parts


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 87 Brokerage 28 1990 Cape Dory $35,000 52 1958 Alden Design $120,000 43 1973 Monk Design $135,000Call, fax or visit our website for a complete list of boats for sale 55 2006 Dyna Craft MY $550,000 40 2001 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey $79,000 40 2002 Corinthian $250,000Compass Point Marina 6>00 Zst. Frydenhoj, Suite E8, St. Thomas, U.S.[.I. 0080E Phone] ^>A0_ ??J-1660 Fax] ^>A0_ ??5-A80> yachts@islands.viwww.stthomasyachts.com St. Thomas Yacht Sales SAIL >6 80 Vlbin Stratus ?5K wQbusiness .....DA5K >8 6? LeComte, classic, great cond. .D?8.5K A0 8A Zndeavour, ready to cruise .........D55K A0 01 {eanneau Sun Xdyssey, > strms ..D?JK A> 86 Pan Xceanic, Bluewater cruiser D1>5K AA ?? CSY Sloop, new rigging ...............DJJK POWER E6 8? Whale Boat, \iesel, CG cert........D18K E6 J? Grady White, Cuddy Cabin, Twin Yamahas...D>6K E6 JJ Mako, Twin Yamahas ...................DE0K E? 88 Luhrs Vlura, cabin, IB gas cabin ..D15K >0 01 Scarab Sport Twin Mercs ............D55K >A 8J Sea Ray Zxpress, diesels ............D55K >A 00 Sea Ray Sundancer, Twin Mercs, VQC .D?EK >? 86 CML Trawler. Zngine work needed .DE0K >J J8 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels .....D?J.JK A0 0E Xliver Marine Zxpress Cruiser ...DE50K AE ?1 Grand Banks MY, CG Cert AE pass. D?A.5K A> 8> Marine Trading MY ........................D85K A8 JJ \yna Craft MY, A>5HP diesels ....DE>0K A8 0E \yna Craft MY, > strms A50HP Cats... DEJ5K 5> ?6 Uniflite Utility, custom Navy transport ..DJJ.JK 55 06 \yna Craft MY, > strms, ?00HP Cats .D550K NEW SUN ODYSSEY Marina Puerto Del Rey Fajardo, PR www.sailatlas.com 787-439-2275 Step into the New Generation


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90 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Marketplace RANGE EXTENSION TANKS Available: 100, 150, 200, 300 Gal. + CUSTOMS Accepts Gasoline or Diesel Fuel Simply Unfold & Fill With Fuel Easily Stowed In Stock Call ATL Get Yours TODAY! 800-526-5330 201-825-1400www.ATLINC.comatl @ atlinc .com MADE IN THE U.S.A. RAMSEY, NEW JERSEY ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CREW? FAMILY AND FRIENDS RUN OUT OF VACATION TIME? Offshore Passage Opportunities is a crew Networking Service that “nds quali“ed crew to sail with you on long passages or seasonal cruising. Crew are free and sometimes contribute to expenses. Simply go to www.sailopo.com for info or e-mail us for your crew needs: offshorepassage@sprintmail.com Since 1993.631-423-4988


JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 91 Tel: 340-779-1660 Cell: 340-513-1660 E-mail: yachts@islands.vi Compass Point Marina 6300 Estate Frydenhoj, Suite 28 St. Thomas, USVI 00802-1411 St. Thomas Yacht Sales St. Thomas Yacht Sales DEALER, DISTRIBUTOR, PARTS & SERVICE Inquire about becoming an EXTREME battery dealer today.EXTREME POWER AND PERFORMANCE! ODYSSEY batteries deliver twice the overall power and three times the life of conventional batteries!CONTACT US FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY AT YOUR LOCAL DEALERinfo@odysseysoutheast.com 954-766-2570www.odysseysoutheast.com ODYSSEY THE EXTREME BATTERY dl N D A NC E XTREME BATTER Y E ! I i b t b AVAILA i n w w LOOKING FOR DEALERS Marketplace SERVING THE CARIBBEAN SINCE 1973PARTS&POWER M92B M135 M225Ti


92 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 CYOA YACHT CHARTERS … USVI based bareboat Charter Company is accepting applications from experienced team players for the following full-time position: FULL TIME: Boat Ma i ntenance … you must be experienced, have your own tools, be knowledgeable about common systems found on sail and power boats up to 50ft in length and be able to operate these vessels as well. References required. All cand i dates must be legal to work i n the US Apply by ema i l to nancy@cyoacharters com Marketplace VACANCY Composite/Painting Technical SupervisorWe are currently accepting applications for the above vacancy to manage the boatyard's Composite/Painting team. The ideal candidate will have: Knowledge & experience with structural/exotic composite projects Experience in working with composites & laminates within a boatyard environment Knowledge & experience with topside preparation & painting (AwlGrip experience a plus) The ability to interact with customers re: selling work Knowledge of present market value of composite & painting jobs (preparation of estimates/quotes) Be able to work to very high standards of “nish & “nesse. Be ”exible to work to production deadlines Be able to work as part of a team Suitable certi“cation Sailing experience Languages a plusGRENADA MARINE MAR I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E We love boats!Apply to info@grenadamarine.com Grenada Marine is the largest boatyard on Grenada www.grenadamarine.com K.Y.M. KENNYS YACHT MAINTENANCE Professional Yacht Finishing 20 Years of Experience__________________SPECIALIZING IN: Interior & Exterior Refinishing, Stripping, Varnishing, AWLBRITE brush painting, AWLGRIP brush painting, Bristol finish, Yacht detailing, ...and more!__________________ St. Thomas, VI 340-998-9086Kennyym@gmail.com


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94 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Marketplace CRUZ BAY (340) 776-6922 CORAL BAY (340) 779-4994A SHORT WALK FROM BOTH DINGHY DOCKS VHF Monitoring All Day High Speed Internet Boat Charter Bookings Phone, Fax Messaging USVI 123 Hulls Yacht Sales .............................87 A&F Sails .....................................................62 Abordage S.A. ...........................................62 Adventure High School .........................88 Aero Tec Laboratories ...........................90 American Yacht Harbor ....................C2, 1 Antigua Rigging ......................................65 Antilles Power Depot, Inc. ....................52 Aquadoc Marine Services Ltd .............88 Atlantic Sail Traders ................................92 Atlas Yachts / Charter ............................87 B.V.I. 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JANUARY 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 95 Classi“edsCHEAP BOAT WANTED: WOE IS ME! My trophy wife is foolishly demanding a larger boat. If youve got a AE to 50 foot cruising sailboat on the market, are feeling trapped, andQor need some pennies, contact fatty@fattygoodlander.com CARRIACOU CHILDRENS EDUCATION FUND: Nineteen students funded for tuition and books at T V Marryshow Community College! 15,E00 hot lunches provided to Harvey [ale Government School! Three computer labs up and running at \over, Harvey [ale and Mt. Pleasant Government Schools. Vnd hundreds of Carriacou and Petite Martinique children assisted with uniforms at all schools! Sound like a worthwhile effort| You can help these projects continue] leave donations of boat gear and household items at the Carriacou Yacht Club for our annual auction. Clean, used clothing for all ages accepted for distribution to needy families. Vnd, of course, cold hard cash is always welcome! In our eleventh year, were heading toward a grand total of DE00,000! Save these dates and plan to join us] 1 Vugust E01E for the Welcome Potluck Barbecue and two days later, > Vugust, for the auction. Z-mail ccefinfo@ gmail.com for further information. WANTED: WELL CARED FOR TURN-KEY PROUT 37 SNOWGOOSE ELITE ready to cruise wQ solar, wind gen. low engine hours. Zmail] wAgn@alaweb.com SWAP MY AIRCRAFT against]... Real estate, yacht, excavator, backhoe ...Prefectly overhauled Corporate Piper Vztec \ 1J6J. A000 TTSN. A00 SMXH. Twin engine 6 seater EE00 Lbs payload. Will consider any reasonable trade offer. Herv R[Ž Nizard hnizard@gmail.com Phone ] 1 ?6? E?5 AA0> Skype] hnizard Wanted Dock Space Employment Opportunity Real Estate Boat Gear/Parts ServicesI HAVE A 45 2011 ALUMINUM BOAT TRANSPORT TRAILER wQ10 inch IBeams, E1,000lb. 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96 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2012 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning THE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSONQuinoa is highly nutritious. High in protein and complex carbohydrates, low in fat, and richer in vitamins and minerals than other grains, quinoa is gluten free and considered an ideal food for those prone to food allergies. Over the summer I added Quinoa as my daily staple and here is one of the recipes. It is easy to make, a delicious side salad and because it is high in protein, can be a satisfying main dish as well. QUINOA SALAD WITH CARIBBEAN CAVIAR Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 15-20 minutes. Serves: 4 1 cup quinoa, rinse with cold water in a “ne mesh strainer, drain well 1 stick cinnamon 1 bay leaf 12 oz low sodium chicken broth such as Swansons 1/2 cup dried cranberries Zest of one lemon, about 2 tsp 1-1/2 cups Caribbean Caviar (see recipe below) Heat a 2 qt saucepan and add drained quinoa. Stir until it dries and turns a few shades darker. Add cinnamon stick, bay leaf, and chicken broth. Bring mixture to a boil and immediately turn heat down to a simmer. Cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed. Put cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Remove bay leaf, add the dried cranberries, lemon zest, Caribbean Caviar, artichoke, and cilantro. Stir to combine. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Remove cinnamon stick and top with toasted almonds just before serving. Note: Can be made 2 or 3 days ahead, covered and refrigerated. CARIBBEAN CAVIAR (aka Texas Cowboy Caviar) Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Chilling time: Several hours or overnight. Serves: 4 1 15-oz can black eyed peas, rinsed & drained 1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed & drained 1 large “rm ripe tomato, diced 1-1/2 cups cooked fresh or frozen corn kernels 1/2 sweet red bell pepper, cored & seeded, cut into 1/4Ž dice 1/3 cup diced Vidalia or other sweet onion 1 jalapeo pepper (remove seeds if less heat is desired) 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp sugar Zest and juice from one lime or lemon 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp oregano or marjoram Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1/4 cup chopped cilantro In a large bowl, toss and combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Note: Can be made up to 5 days ahead, covered and refrigerated. ALKALINE DELIGHT (A great way to start the dayƒ.) Prep time: 2 minutes. Type of Glass: Big, red wine glass. Serves: 1 8 oz of pure water (distilled) 8 oz organic juice, apple, grape, etc 1 banana Pinch or more of cayenne pepper (natural healing herb) 1 inch piece of ginger or to taste (natural healing herb) Seasonal fruit; pear, grapes, peach (preferably organic) Half a lemon, including peel (good for liver and gallbladder) 1 Tbsp olive, peanut, or coconut oil (good for skin & joints) Put all ingredients in a blender, liquefy and drink. Note: Adjust ingredients to suit your taste and the amount you make. Note: A healthy human body has a ph of between 6.5 to 7.5 ph. GRILLED MAHI MAHI WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS Prep time: 20 minutes. Marinating time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes. Serves: 4 4 (8 oz) pieces of Mahi Mahi 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 orange 1 lemon 1 lime 1 bay leaf Preheat oven to 400F. In a large mixing bowl put the olive oil and soy sauce. Squeeze in the juice of orange, lemon, and lime. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Add the “sh to marinade and marinate 15 minutes before cooking. Remove “sh from marinade and place in a baking dish. Bake about 10 minutes. Do NOT overcook. Top with Caramelized Onions and serve with Oven Roasted New Potatoes CARAMELIZED ONIONS Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: about 25 minutes. Serves: 4 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp butter 2 red onions, peeled & sliced Heat olive oil and butter in a large saut pan over high heat; when butter begins to foam add the onions and stir once to coat. Saut about 8 … 10 minutes or until caramelized, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium and saut for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle the onions with sugar and stir gently. Cook for 1 minute then stir in vinegar and reduce, about a minute or until liquid has almost completely evaporated. Season with salt and pepper. HAPPY NEW YEAR, WELCOME TO 2012! 6 peppercorns 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 5 cloves garlic, chopped 1 piece ginger (1/2 inch) thinly sliced 4 sprigs of thyme 1 Tbsp sugar 1/4 cup red wine vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, cut into small pcs 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (or parsley and fresh basil combined) GARNISH: 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted light golden brown