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8 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Editors Log There are many things I like about being editor of this great magazine not least of which is the diversity of our writers who, month after month, contribute to its success. On my watch I have come to know many of them quite well yet have met few in person. Like most sailors everywhere, we have developed a bond, a sort of brotherhood of the sea through the written word. Some of our contributors focus on destinations. Others like to write technical articles or look for inspiration not on the sea but under it. We have writers who have studied the natural world and writer/sailors who like to cook and share their culinary skills. Humor plays a big part in our lives and we encourage that in All At Sea In fact a good sense of humor is as important at sea as a strong boat. Many of our contributors have sailed great distances in small boats, some have circumnavigated and others are about to do so. Through the pages of our magazine we share their wanderings and learn from their experiences. All At Sea is not just about the Caribbean, it is a proper seagoing magazine. If, through our writing, we encourage others to sail and explore this wonderful region then it makes it all the more worthwhile. In this edition, author Julian Putley looks back at the time before GPS forever changed the way we navigate at sea. Julian, like me, learned the art of navigation the traditional way„with a sextant, a watch and a set of tables. In his article he even mentions a plastic sextant and that is the very thing I used on my “rst Atlantic crossing: I bought the sextant at a ”ea market for $5. As a traditional navigator, I was proud of my skills but on rare occasions I screwed up mightily. I am now going to confess. This is the “rst time I have told this story and, other than my wife, who was there at the time, you are the only person to hear it. We were on passage from the States and planned to end our voyage in Marigot Bay, French St. Martin. The voyage Gary E. Brown, Editor NEVER FOLLOW THE BOAT IN FRONT...HER SKIPPER MIGHT BE A NAVIGATORhad been a mixed-bag of weather and breakages, the worst being the loss of a vital piece of our Aires self-steering gear. That loss meant we had to steer by hand. Already exhausted, we took watch-on and watch-off until days later the mountains of St. Martin hove into view. Being a good navigator, I constantly checked the chart and pilot books and regularly took bearings on the various headlands. As I laid off our position on the chart, I remember thinking a few things didnt add up, but by really studying the chart I was able to make everything “t. Okay, so the reef to port wasnt where it should be, if it should be there at all, and the land to starboard was rather ”atter than I expected, but what the hell, the charts were old and what did they know, I was the navigator here. My wife was now annoying me by repeatedly holding the chart in front of her eyes, turning it from side to side, and making the MmmŽ sound. At one point she even turned it upside-down. How rude is that!? As we closed the land, I noticed the high mountains beyond the lowland to starboard seemed to be detached and moving at an odd pace. My wife had by now doubled her efforts and was at the Mmm, mmm, er ƒ Ž stage. Enough, woman,Ž I shouted as we sailed into Marigot Bay. Grabbing the binoculars, I focused them on a ”ag ashore. Well, Magellan?Ž she sneered. Welcome to AnguillaŽ, I said. In St. Maarten she bought me a GPS. g s I like about is great maga which is the diver r r h o, month after c ess. On w many m et f ew s every b on d e sea o me o f s tinations c a l artic l es or e sea but u n h a v e stud i ed s ailors who like had been a mix e t he worst bein g A Mar t n a v ch t oo k lands. A c hart, I rem e add up, b ut b y r e to make everythi n wasnt where it sh o


10 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 FEATURES 42 HOW TO EAT A RACE-WINNING DIET A registered dietitian, All At Sea s Carol M. Bareuther gives racers food for thought COVER SHOT: Grenada Workboat Regatta | Photo: Bob GrieserTHIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE34April 2012 DEPARTMENTS 8 EDITORS LOG14 WHERE IN THE WORLD?16 CARIBBEAN NEWS18 EVENT CALENDAR20 SAILING HUMOR Bareboat Culling and Other Sad Necessities Incentive25 RACING CIRCUIT Royal BVI Yacht Club Grenada Sailing Festival and Scotiabank Workboat Regatta30 FISHING Annual Golden Hook Challenge Budget Marine Spice Island Bill“sh Tournament34 SEAMANSHIP & VOYAGING Life...Before GPS38 OUR NATURAL WORLD Whale Sharks82 ISLAND REAL ESTATE GUIDE84 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE96 MARKETPLACE 102 SPONSOR DIRECTORY 104 CARIBBEAN DINING A Happy Crew Continued on page 12PHOTO: GARY BROWN/OCEANMEDIA


12 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN 14 MAP47 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Polish Sailor Honored in the BVI Sweethearts & Classics in the BVI Sailors in the News58 ANGUILLA Anguilla Dinghy Regatta 201260 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN Brigantine Tres Hombres64 ST. BARTH 2012 St. Barth Fun Cup 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 April 2012 65 ANTIGUA Gilly Gobinet Concours de Chef75 MONTSERRAT In the Shadow of the Volcano76 ST. LUCIA St. Lucias Beth Lygoes Olympic DreamRESOURCES 78 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 80 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS58 PHOTOS: EYELAND IMAGES PHOTO GROUP. FRED RANDALL, PHOTOGRAPHER


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14 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGE WHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS, DAVID, MAGGIE ANDSTEPH, ANDTHANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA After a hard day on the water where they “nished second in the highly competitive Budget Marine Match Race Cup, David Storrs and American Olympic hopefuls, Maggie Shea and Steph Roble, put the celebrations on hold to read their favorite Caribbean magazine, All At Sea Win a Free Subscription & Star brite Solutions Goodie Bucket! Send us a picture of you reading All At Sea and you may be the lucky winner. We will select one winner a month. Please send images & your information to: subscribe@allatsea.net or mail to: 382 NE 191st Street #32381, Miami, Florida, 33179-3899. PAGE 47 Polish Sailor Honored in the BVI P P P Ho


APRIL 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 60 Brigantine Tres Hombres : Moving Freight Under Sail M PAGE 76 St. Lucias Beth Lygoes Olympic Dream: Looks for Gold in Laser Radials P P S t Ol f or


16 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Caribbean News CARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD Budget Marines Annual Customer Party … A Rocking SuccessSint Maarten … Budget Marine treated their customers to a Rock Star Party for their Annual Customer Appreciation night in February. Guests were encouraged to turn up dressed like rock stars and many spared no effort to do just that, the crew of the Mega Yacht Paraf“n winning the prize for the Best Dressed Rock Group. Upon arrival guests were given a cool pair of Elvis-style sunglasses to put them in the mood and a t-shirts to have as a memento of the event. With more than 500 party goers in attendance, Budget Marines General Manager Christopher Marshall announced the companys participation in the growing Fun Miles Program. Now, loyal Fun Miles customers can instantly start earning and redeeming rewards across all the Budget Marine stores within the Dutch Caribbean.Hemingway International Yacht Club of CubaIf ever a sailing community suffered because of politics it would have to be that of Cuba. Despite the ongoing US embargo, the Hemingway International Yacht Club (HIYC) continues to offer the hand of friendship to cruisers, racers and sports “shermen. On May 21st the club will celebrate its 20th Anniversary. To mark the occasion they have organized a string of sailing events and workshops beginning April 26th, when the subject will be 80 Years of Nautical Relations USA … Cuba, Present and Perspectives. Other discussions will look at nautical recreation in Cuba, present and future (May 19th), and climate change and the effect it is having on the migration of the billfish species. The latter, on May 28th, will also include a presentation on circle hooks and tagging research and is timed to coincide with the start of the 62nd Ernest Hemingway International Billfish Tournament. Anyone visiting Cuba during the celebrations are cordially invited to the HIYC on May 21st at 20:00 when Commodore Escrich says the club and its club members will dress to receive, with great pleasure, all friends and members of the international sailing community.Ž For more information, visit: www.hemingwayyachtclub.org Budget Marine General Manager Chris Marshall (center) rocks it with the crowd


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 17 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta & Antigua Sailing WeekNothing stirs the blood like the sight of a ”eet of classic yachts and once again this year many of the worlds most beautiful will be in the Caribbean for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta April 19th … 24th. The regatta planning committee has announced that it will publish an enlarged 64-page commemorative edition program in honor of the 25th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, with abundant color photographs from previous regattas as well as dockside images of participating yachts. Shoreside activities during this years regatta will be enhanced with new events, as well as old standbys, and will include the State of Maine Sail Party (with lobster bisque), and the ever-popular Concours dElegance competition sponsored by the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance. http://www.antiguaclassics.com/ The 45th edition of Antigua Sailing Week gets under way on April 29th. This is the longest running regatta in the Caribbean and attracts some of the worlds top sailors. Probably one of the main attractions of this regatta is that it provides the best ocean sailing conditions of all the Caribbean events, where you can expect big breeze and big seas for some exhilarating rides,Ž says Peter Holmberg, winner of the Americas Cup and a veteran competitor of Antigua Sailing Week. Sailors can really enjoy the great West Indian culture of Antigua, visit some of the spectacular beaches, and hang on for some true trade wind racing.Ž http://www.sailingweek.com/ or contact info@sailingweek.comMARK YOUR CALENDARS RACERS & CLASSIC YACHT AFICIONADOS GET READY FOR ANTIGUA BECAUSE ANTIGUA IS READY FOR YOU!


18 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Caribbean NewsFLAGS PROVIDED BY FLAGSPOT.NET CURACAOMAY 17…20 Curacao Challenge Windsur“ng Slalom and Freestyle Competition 2012 Windsur“ng | www.curacaochallenge.com info@curacaochallenge.com DOMINICAN REPUBLICMAY 17…22 Intl Cap Cana Bill“sh Tournament Deep Sea Fishing www.intlbill“shtourns.com a.new@capcana.com | 809-695-5539 GUADELOUPEMAY 16…20 Around Guadeloupe Regatta Sailing Regatta | www.triskellcup.com organisation@triskellcup.com 0690-49-57-57 LA GRANDE-MOTTE, FRANCEAPRIL 18…22 The International Multihull Boat Show Boat Show www.les-salons-du-multicoque.com ph.michel@m2organisation.com +33 (0) 608 23 77 12 ANNAPOLIS, MDAPRIL 27…29 Annapolis Spring Boat Show | Boat Show www.usboat.com ANTIBES, FRANCEAPRIL 12…15 Antibes Yacht Show | Boat Show www.antibesyachtshow.com info@antibesyachtshow.com +33 492 905 915 ANTIGUA APRIL 19…24 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Classic Yacht Regatta www.antiguayachtclub.com yachtclub@candw.ag | 268-460-1799 APRIL 29…MAY 4 Antigua Sailing Week | Sailing Regatta www.sailingweek.com | info@sailingweek.com 268-462-8872 CUBAMAY 21 20th Anniversary Party of Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba Boat Show | www.hemingwayyachtclub.org yachtclub@cnih.mh.cyt.cu | 537-204-1689 SARASOTA, FLAPRIL 20…22 Suncoast Boat Show | Boat Show www.showmanagement.com SINGAPOREAPRIL 27…29 Singapore Yacht Show Boat Show www.singaporeyachtshow.com info@singaporeyachtshow.com +971 (0) 4 408 2824 ST. BARTHELEMY (ST. BARTH)APRIL 2…7 Les Voiles de Saint Barth Sailing Regatta www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com info@lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com +590(0)590 27 20 64 VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDSAPRIL 12…15 BVI Yacht Brokerage Showcase Boat Show www.beyc.com | jglynn@beyc.com 203-656-0799EVENT CALENDAR Please send future events to editor@allatsea.net. This month and next months events are currently published here and at www.allatsea.net. Your specific area may or may not be shown based on identified activities for these months.


20 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Sailing HumorBY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDER BAREBOAT CULLING AND OTHER SAD NECESSITIESThe recent open season (February 12th to April 18th) declared on bareboaters by the WWPA (Water and Wildlife Protection Agency) of the Lesser Antilles has sparked far more controversy than anticipated. There have been riots on a number of dinghy docks in St. Croix, Antigua, St. Maarten, Tortola, and Grenada. Four marine chandleries have been looted. Two police boats have been set a“re. One of the main focal points of protest has been the Captain Fatty sings: Ive got them no good hunt em down bareboater bluesA TONGUEINCHEEK LOOK AT THE RISE OF BAREBOATERS


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 21 bulls eye t-shirts passed out by Pristine Paradise Charters. A number of arrow-shy customers have refused to wear them on the beach, where they feel particularly vulnerable to cross-bows. This is a humane, region-wide culling of the ”eet,Ž declared Ima Fonie of the Department of Fish and Fishy Business (DFFB). Obviously, the numbers of bareboaters have risen dramatically over recent years, while our collective ability to care for their humanitarian needs has not kept pace. Understandably, charter companies dont want to refuse legitimate business, so this pro-consensus, probusiness, pro-environment policy of sign em up, and cull em out seems a workable solution for all concerned. The overpopulation of our harbors was reaching epidemic proportions. Locals couldnt make dinner reservations„ or even buy sunblock on-island. Many of our harbors had more anchor-draggers than anchorers Something had to be done„in a controlled, humane, and relatively painless way. Lets face it„were saving these occasional sailors from the misery of fruitlessly searching for moorings and the agony of endlessly attempting to cram their dinghies into our bulging docks ƒ not to mention the long lines at Customs and Immigration. Nobody rational and reasonable in the eastern Caribbean is arguing about the obvious need to bring down the numbers of increasingly hungry, increasingly angry bareboaters roaming the Antilles, only the method. We initially proposed putting em to sleep, similar to how some countries handle the overpopulation of dogs and cats. Alas, we could not identify the Federal funding. Thus, when the Bow Hunter Groups stepped forward to offer their community services gratis„well, we jumped at the chance. Now, for many confused, frantic, sun-toasted bareboaters, the end comes swiftly, silently, and with great surety ƒ all big pluses. Sadly, weve been repeatedly accused of callousness„mostly by land-based journalists not doing their research. This is ridiculous. Nothing could be further from the truth. We care about the quality of life for all„ EVEN bareboaters!Ž Its an outrage,Ž declared Jack Tarr of the Weekend Warrior Sailing (WWS) consumer group. Bareboaters are human beings too. In the US of A, at least, yacht ownership doesnt afford you any extra civil rights ƒ only megamoney does! Plus, it is a cruel and inhumane practice ƒ to Bareboaters are human beings too. In the US of A, at least, yacht ownership doesnt afford you any extra civil rights ƒ only mega-money does!Ž


22 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Sailing Humor be stalked by overweight sport“shermen from their ”ying bridges ƒ I dont care if they are raising money for the Kid Scouts of America or not!Ž We of the Seven Seasons Cruising Association,Ž declared President Rotound of the ketch-rigged multihull Fat Cat can appreciate both sides of the argument. Many of us started out as rough-and-ready bareboaters„if the truth be known. Of course, it goes without saying that there are simply too many bareboaters in the Caribbean„ even at shoreside nautical events such as Jimmy Buffett concerts, for example. But shooting defenseless, sunbathing bareboaters with bows and arrows? Isnt that a bit extreme? Surely this barbaric practice indicates a bit of pent up anger on the part of the shore-huggers! Even worse is the PIDA (Professionals Interested in Diving and Anarchy) proposal to allow spear“shing to protect our reefs. I mean, even ignoring the human element ƒ do we really want to train our local sharks to dine on long pig?Ž Needless to say, the gun-folks arent happy about being excluded. This is another example of the wishy-washy liberals being anti-gun,Ž said an aging actor from the NSA (National Shotgun Association) whose plastic surgery enabled him to look a lot like Charlton Hestons younger brother. Why only bow hunters? Okay, maybe this makes sense with sailboaters because of the Silky Silence of Sail ƒ but surely rental jet-ski operators wouldnt object to a loud 12 gauge blast or two!Ž The US Coasties are attempting to remain above the fray while stressing their Safety First campaign. Now, with recent changes in the bareboat seasons rules and regs, it is more important than ever to wear your Personal Floatation Device (PFD),Ž said a National Spokesperson in Washington, D.C. It could save your life or help ID your remains„either way, a considerable service to your next-of-kin.Ž The problem isnt the of“cial cull,Ž stated John Hi-Fly Hamilton of the kite surfers contingent, but rather that poachers are harvesting bareboaters out-of-season„even underage ones. Lets face it„bagging a 12 year old in a rented Opti is hardly something to brag about!Ž Perhaps the most grisly note was struck by the Food for Thought association spokeswoman. It is never correct to kill simply for sport,Ž said Connie Kompassion. Lets face it„nobody wants to die in vain, not even a barely-boater! So our philosophy is simple: if you kill it, eat it!Ž Not a good idea, dietary-wise,Ž says Karl Barely, of the US Department of Health. For one thing, old sailors ƒ especially bareboaters ƒ are notoriously tough. For another, they tend to be high in sodium.Ž Where is your compassion?Ž asks Mother T, who has a well-known harbor ministry (and reality TV show on Sea-Span) which administers to the marine-afflicted. Bareboating shouldnt be a crime„rather it should be looked upon as a controllable, occasionally-evencurable disease. Nobody wants to drown in sunblock, be whipped by flailing jib sheets, and have their lifesavings depleted at Foxys! And yet, many of bareboatings saddest victims return year after year for continued abuse„and not just by the sun. So, clearly, its an addiction. The bottom line is that bareboaters should be pitied, not punished!Ž Not true,Ž hisses Larry Hardon of Lubbers Against Leniency. Bareboaters know they are evil„why else would they strip naked and voluntarily jump off the Willie T ?Ž The largest charter company in the Lesser Antilles say they are offering special deals during Cull Week. Just like during hurricane season, if your charter is disrupted by a culling fatality„survivors win a bonus week! Yes, you can devote most of this bonus period to the memorial service, etc., but there should still be plenty of time for spinnaker flying, boogie boarding, and spousal keel-hauling.Ž Obviously, interviewing the actual bareboaters themselves is a rather delicate business. However, this reporter managed to snare a rare interview with one outspoken long-time bareboater about their hobby/addiction„and why theyre still keen on grabbing a mooring pennant at The Baths. I “rst chartered with Dick Avery aboard the schooner Victoria ,Ž said my elderly-but-game source (through a voice-disguise machine, so he couldnt be “ngered by audio-gram). That was, like, back in the Stone Age. Im like, yo dude, the original charterer and bareboater. Ive been playing the game so long; I even remember when charterboat companies were operating in St. Thomas! And I chartered an original CSY 44 ƒ this was, of course, before we realized that sailboats could go to windward. Oh, and I remember chartering an Outhouse 41 and not being able Nobody wants to drown in sunblock, be whipped by ”ailing jib sheets, and have their life-savings depleted at Foxys! And yet, many of bareboatings saddest victims return year after year for continued abuse„and not just by the sun. So, clearly, its an addiction. The bottom line is that bareboaters should be pitied, not punished!Ž


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 23 to tell if it was aground or just slow. Ditto, the Morgan 461 named Half-Tide Rock Oh, those were the glory days of chartering ƒ long before you had to feed your mooring balls with $20 bills every hour! Nowadays, of course, I choose to bareboat Hunters,Ž he continued, because the traveler arch is such a good place to duck behind when the arrows ”y.Ž One-widowed sailor-gal who prefers to remain nameless said: Im housekeeper. Each of my husbands went off bareboating and got culled/killed ƒ and, well, I kept the house. Yes, this culling policy can bring a lot of pain to the victims family. Thats true. However, theres always a bright side. All my husbands died happy. For instance, my youngest and most famous ƒ dear, dear Harold„ whose head and shoulders are still mounted behind the bar at the Virgin Gordo Yacht Club in Bull Bay„say what you want, but he died with a smile on his salt-splashed face! Ive been told he was happily yelling, ƒ starboard!Ž at his archer as he gloriously went up to Fiddlers Green. Isnt that sweet?Ž The key to pro“tability is being ”exible,Ž says general manager Richard Brandsome of the San Juan-based Viagra Blue airlines. We charter a lot of aircraft into Antigua for race week„and Sint Maartens Hennie, too. An increasing number of bareboaters boarding the return ”ights have arrows still sticking out them„which has forced us to install loose-“tting seats made of nylon-webbing and, of course, IV-drips of Mount Gay for the pain.Ž We are, admittedly, a victim of our own success,Ž admitted Sir Rabble Rouser (OBE and SOB) of St. Vincent. Many of the soccer hooligans from England, for example, are now bareboating in hopes of catching footie fans from Forza or Barcelona in a deserted anchorage ƒŽ If we dont cull,Ž stated a member of the VI legislature who preferred to remain anonymous, then the increasingly-feral bareboaters will soon be living off the garbage found in the dumpsters of Mustique! And, ultimately, they will be stealing the lobsters from the dinner plates of real yachties who own their vessels!Ž Needless to say, All At Sea will keep you informed as the situation unfolds. (Editors note: Capn Fatty appears to be off-his-meds again in Great Cruz Bay, St. John.) Capn Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card with his wife Carolyn and cruises throughout the world. He is the author of Chasing the Horizon by American Paradise Publishing Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsies The Collected Fat All At Sea Yarns & Red Sea Run His latest book, Buy, Out“t, and Sail is out now. Visit: fattygoodlander.com


24 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Sailing Humor BY JULIAN PUTLEY Charlie has noticed a pattern of behavior when he gets a couple on board to begin a learn to sail, live-aboard sailing course. That is that the wife or female partner always tends to hang back when it comes to getting involved with practical aspects of sailing. Even when Charlie names the female in question, directs her to the job or task at hand and explains the reason why, the lady will often turn to her husband and ask: Should I go ahead and do that?Ž Dont ask him ,Ž responds Charlie, hes learning, too.Ž Sometimes it can be very dif“cult to get an overly-pampered female off her butt. Now, Im not trying to be sexist here, just saying it the way Charlie explained it to me. There are many expert female sailors out there: world girdlers, single-handers, racers ƒ etc. And its not only the ladies. Often a male crew member is either oblivious to a situation or reluctant to offer assistance to another crew member struggling with a problem. How many times has Charlie had to say, Go forward and give him a hand! Charlie has to explain that if youre a crew you have to muck in with all the work, all the duties and all the chores … then he relates his favorite story: Id just sailed across the Indian Ocean and dropped the hook in the Seychelles. I was on my own and after 30 days at sea my rush to get a lady aboard was perhaps driven by less than purist motives. Anyway, Nellie proved to be an excellent crew. She had unusual Seychellois recipes for the sea food we would catch. In the Chagos archipelago “sh, crab and turtle were abundant. She learned tacking, jibing and trimming the sails and would keep watch during night passages. We sailed to Mauritius and Reunion island and around the Cape of Storms without incident. I had intended to send her home from Cape Town but changed my mind at the last moment. We left from Cape Town bound for Brazil, a 30-day passage, and after a couple of days she declared that ƒ she wouldnt be doing watch keeping at night, just too afraid. When her share of the chores slacked off I made an executive decision. I changed course for Namibia and ƒ dropped her off.Ž There are sometimes gasps of shock, frowns of disapproval, even words of anger at such callousness; for most wannabe cruising couples this is a jaw dropping story. Most dont want to hear about this type of insecurity … but it certainly instills the need for everyone aboard to pull their weight. Charlie continues, Of course the single-hander doesnt have to worry about crew problems at all … and there are certainly other enticing bene“ts. Imagine pulling into Tahiti and having a beautiful, topless, sarong-clad Polynesian girl swim out to your boat with a smile and a hibiscus between her lips asking to come aboard.Ž Soon the female spouse is jumping up at every command, volunteering at every opportunity, even studying engine maintenance. Meanwhile the male is working extra hard and studying with gusto envisioning single-handing to tropical paradises. Charlie often uses these two examples of sailing scenarios. It seems to add a certain incentive. Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel .SAILING WITH CHARLIE INCENTIVE


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 25 Racing Circuit ROYAL BVI YACHT CLUB PIPE DREAM WINS GOVERNORS CUP Pipe Dream skippered by Peter Haycraft, won the Royal BVI Yacht Club 2012 Governors Cup held January 28th. Cruising Class was won by Reba skippered by Jon Charlton. Challenging conditions during the start in Road Harbour made for an eventful beginning to the racing, with winds changing from 20 knots to zero and back in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, the start was delayed when Sorceress entered in Racing Division, ran aground. Fortunately they were able to re”oat and make it to the start line. Racing division held two races consisting of an upwind leg to Brandywine Bay; a downwind leg to Nanny Cay, and an upwind leg to the “nish of the RBVIYC. The “rst race sailed one lap of the course, the second race two. Both races had identical results: Pipe Dream taking “rst place, Rushin Rowlette second, and Firewater third. Cruising Class also sailed to Brandywine Bay but then crossed the channel to round the south side of Dead Chest and Peter Island. They then re-crossed the channel to Nanny Cay, and sailed upwind to the “nish. The weather moderated as the day progressed and towards the end of racing perfect Caribbean conditions prevailed. Prize giving was held at the RBVIYC, and presented by his Excellency the Governor, Boyd McCleary. The Governor raced on board Reba winner of Cruising Class. Prizes from sponsors Latitude 18 were awarded to Cruising Class, and prizes from the RBVIYC to Racing Class. Chris Haycraft received the Governors Cup Trophy from the Governor on behalf of Pipe Dream For full results, visit: royalbviyc.org Report submitted by the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club Crew of Cruising Class winner, Reba


26 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012Sailors got a one-two punch at the recent Grenada Sailing Festival Camper & Nicholsons Racing Series 2012. Strong winds reigned over both weekends, providing dynamic conditions and excitement for the 19th annual event. Originally the regattas were held simultaneously. But three years ago organizers decided to split them into separate events … the Grenada Sailing Festival and the Scotiabank Workboat Regatta … to better do justice to each, acRacing Circuit GRENADA SAILING FESTIVAL AND SCOTIABANK WORKBOAT REGATTA WIND AND EXCITEMENT PEAK AT BACKTOBACK REGATTASBY BETSY CROWFOOT PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB GRIESER Tight racing in strong winds Big seas put the fleet to the test


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 27cording to Event Manager Sarah Baker. Calling the Sailing Festival a little gem which is possibly still too much of a secret,Ž the event brought 25 entries to Port Louis Marina for four days of competition. Races began off Grand Anse Beach outside St. Georges, and followed a course that boomeranged around Pt. Salines to Prickly Point. The strong breeze and huge swell were magni“ed at the con”uence of the seas, producing conditions so wet, wild and exhilarating; that the usually lively crews were dragging their heels by the end of day three. Fortunately they rallied for a “nal spectacular day of racing, and equally vigorous dance party. Trinidads Peake Yacht Services Slippery had taken an early lead in the Racing division but slid into second as Antiguas James Dobbs, with Lost Horizon pulled off four bullets to trophy in that class. In Cruising One, returning champion Peter Morris, from Trinidad, took honors on Jaguar ; local sailor Robbie Yearwood in Die Hard triumphed in Cruising Two. The different nations were represented in a hodgepodge of competing vessels: speedy J-boats racing alongside stout Beneteaus and Swans, some sporting “lmy carbon “ber sails while others were plastered with solar panels. But the event was lauded for warm hospitality and smooth management, in particular Race Of“cer James Benoit and team. !!! "# $ ! "#" $"# The following weekend could not have been more of a contrast, as the brilliantly-painted workboats turned Grand Anse Beach into a spectacle for all the senses. Colorful boats lined the beach … their sails whipping in the breeze. Barbecues sizzled and music blared as Grenadians ”aunted their national colors of green, red and gold, in preparation for Independence Day. Sailing has long been a necessity and way of life in the Sailing has long been a necessity and way of life in the tri-island nation of Grenada. Functional and small (less than 20ft), their workboats are based on designs that, in some cases, are still sketched in the sand and built right on the beach.


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30 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Fishing ANNUAL GOLDEN HOOK CHALLENGE MARE AZUL WINSBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER St. Thomas is known for its hot blue marlin bite in the summer. Yet anglers who want to get a jump on catching and releasing these blue behemoths should head 40 miles south to St. Croix earlier in the year. A whopping twenty-four blue marlin were raised by anglers aboard seven boats competing in the 19th Annual Golden Hook Challenge, “shed February 11th … 12th. In the end, it was Mare Azul that earned best boat by being the “rst to catch and release two blue marlin. We went north the “rst day and didnt see any blue marlin,Ž says Carlos Acosta, who brought his Jersey Cape 36 Mare Azul all the way from Puerto Ricos south coast town of La Parguera to “sh in this tournament. We did catch a 40lb bull dolphin and another 25-pounder, so at least we had a good barbecue that night.Ž Meanwhile, the St. Croix-based team aboard Two Fer Sure a 29ft Topaz captained by Tom Sedgwick, had better luck. We headed to the S FAD (Fish Aggregating Device) off the West End of St. Croix and saw three blue marlin,Ž says Sedgwick. Two were a doubleheader and the third was a blue marlin we hooked up and fought for over a half hour. Unfortunately, we didnt catch any of them.Ž PHOTO: ALDA ANDUZEWinning Team on Mare Azul (left to right) Edgar Bengoa, Mike Fennessy, Peggy Noel, Paul Stuart and John Boulanger … not pictured are Carlos Acosta and Enrique Ortiz


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 31The news of where the blue marlin were biting led Mare Azul captained by St. Croixs Mike Fennessy, to try their luck going west on day two. We went eight miles offshore and got our “rst strike at 10:30,Ž Acosta explains. It was a doubleheader. Paul Stuart caught one and we lost the other. We decided to stay and work the same area since it seemed to be lucky. At 11:45 we had another strike and lost it, and then around 1pm, Peggy Noel caught our second marlin.Ž Two Fer Sure anglers, Jim Collington and Edward Beach, each caught a blue marlin. However, the last catch was after the Mare Azul team released their two. Readied equipment, good crew work and team effort led to Mare Azul s success, says Acosta. Everyone did their part.Ž All four released blue marlin were caught on arti“cial lures. Boats Mako Leisure Lady Living the Dream Fraidy Cat and Three of a Kind also “shed the tournament. The Golden Hook Challenge has been held in various months over the last two decades. Pat Barsotti, vice president of the Golden Hook Fishing Club, says, We asked the “shermen when they thought we should hold this tournament this year and the consensus was February.Ž One of those voting for this month was Two Fer Sure s Sedgewick. Ive caught more blue marlin in February than in the rest of the year.Ž Mike Fuller, who has followed the marlin bite off St. Croix for several years, explains: We typically get lots of 100-plus-pound marlin travelling up from South America and through this area from late December/early January to April before they swim on up to the North Drop in June through October. There are usually a few big ones thrown in for good measure. We had a very nice “sh; she was every bit of 500lb, on the boat I was “shing on during this tournament. As I was getting ready to wire the “sh, she swam under the boat and the leader was cut by the props, so we lost her.Ž For more information on the GHFCs tournaments visit: www.“shstx.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. BENEFITS OF SHIPPING YOUR YACHT WITH DYT SAFEST LOADING METHOD„FLOAT ON, FLOAT OFF LESS WEAR AND TEAR ON YACHT SAVE ON ENGINE HOURS, MAINTENANCE, AND FUEL COSTS MAINTAIN RESALE VALUE LIGHT MAINTENANCE POSSIBLE WHILE YACHT IS UNDERWAY RELIABLE SET SCHEDULES IDEAL FOR YACHT OWNERS WITH CHARTER COMMITMENTS GIVE CREW A VACATION BREAK ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY„ CUTS ON CARBON EMISSIONSYacht at Rest, Mind at EaseWWW.YACHT-TRANSPORT.COM 1-888-SHIP-DYT (744-7398) SAILING SCHEDULEApril December, 2012 VOYAGES FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO THE MEDITERRANEAN Martinique Toulon 07/2012 St. Thomas Palma de Mallorca 04/2012 St. Thomas Palma de Mallorca 11/2012 TO THE EAST COAST USA Martinique Port Everglades 11/2012 Martinique Port Everglades 12/2012 St. Thomas Port Everglades 04/2012 VOYAGES FROM THE MEDITERRANEANTO THE CARIBBEAN Genoa Martinique 11/2012 Palma de Mallorca Martinique 11/2012 Toulon St. Thomas 04/2012 TO THE EAST COAST USA Genoa Port Everglades 05/2012 Genoa Port Everglades 06/2012 Genoa Port Everglades 08/2012 Genoa Port Everglades 10/2012 Genoa Port Everglades 11/2012 Genoa Port Everglades 12/2012 Marmaris Port Everglades 08/2012 Palma de Mallorca Newport 10/2012 Palma de Mallorca Port Everglades 05/2012 Palma de Mallorca Port Everglades 09/2012 Palma de Mallorca Port Everglades 10/2012 Palma de Mallorca Port Everglades 11/2012 Toulon Port Everglades 04/2012 VOYAGES FROM THE EAST COAST USATO THE MEDITERRANEAN Newport Palma de Mallorca 11/2012 Port Everglades Genoa 04/2012 Port Everglades Genoa 05/2012 Port Everglades Genoa 09/2012 Port Everglades Genoa 10/2012 Port Everglades Genoa 12/2012 Port Everglades Palma de Mallorca 04/2012 Port Everglades Palma de Mallorca 05/2012 Port Everglades Palma de Mallorca 09/2012 Port Everglades Toulon 06/2012 TO THE CARIBBEAN Newport St. Thomas 11/2012 Port Everglades Martinique 06/2012 TO THE PACIFIC WEST COAST Port Everglades 12/2012 TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC Port Everglades Auckland 12/2012 Port Everglades Brisbane 12/2012 *Sailing originates in the Med (Palma de Mallorca) in November and makes a stop in Martinique in December. All dates are approximate, without guarantee. For exact dates check with our booking agencies. Please visit our website or call us to discuss your specific needs. A whopping twenty-four blue marlin were raised by anglers aboard seven boats competing in the 19th Annual Golden Hook Challenge, “shed February 11th … 12th.


32 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Fishing BUDGET MARINE SPICE ISLAND BILLFISH TOURNAMENT ABRACADABRA BOASTS TOP BOAT & TOP ANGLERBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER It wasnt the wave of a wand, but the reel of a rod that won the Trinidad & Tobago-based team aboard the 54ft Bertram, Abracadabra the coveted Top Boat and Top Angler prizes in the Budget Marine Spice Island Bill“sh Tournament (BMSIBT), January 25th to 29th. Abracadabra was one of 50 boats and 256 anglers that “shed this annual tournament, one that has garnered international attendance due to its hot bill“shing and reputation for Grand Slams. In fact, a Grand Slam … catch and release of a blue marlin, white marlin and sail“sh in one day … is one of the reasons for Abracadabra s win. We consider this one of the main tournaments in the region and try to “sh it every year,Ž says Abracadabra s Capt. Stuart Dalgliesh. But most importantly we came to have fun.Ž A canon launched the Bimini start and the ”eet created an impressive parade as they cruised through the Carenage towards the open sea. The Abracadabra team headed west of St. Georges in winds gusting 25 to 30 knots and waves topping 15ft. The bad weather didnt dampen the “shing. A total of 28 bill“sh were released the “rst day, though this luck didnt rub off on Abracadabra The “rst day was very frustrating,Ž says Dalgliesh. We only had kitchen “sh to show, one dorado, one wahoo and two barracudas, while all around us boats were hooking bill“sh.Ž Continuing bad weather actually brought some magic to the Abracadabra team. It was very rough, but we kept to our game plan,Ž Dalgliesh explains. We released a sail, followed by a white marlin and then a blue marlin … Bam! A Grand Slam. We were ecstatic. We even closed off the day with another sail“sh. Whatever happened in the tournament after that was gravy.Ž Crew of Abracadabra with their haul of trophies


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 33And gravy they got! After a lay-day cook-out on the beach at long-time host, Grenada Yacht Club, the Abracadabra team went back out “shing and catching. The third day we were hoping for two blues,Ž says Dalgliesh. We released one blue, and one white and secretly hoped for a sail to duplicate the Grand Slam. Then, we hooked into a blue of about 300lb on a 30lb test line, which fought us for about two hours in terrible waters. Finally, when we were bringing him to the boat, the line snapped just as we touched the leader.Ž Abracadabra made up for their disappointment at losing the blue by taking home not only the Top Boat prize, but Dalglieshs son, Gordon, reeled in over half the teams points to earn the Top Angler prize. Other team members included Alan Sheppard, Chris Bones Mouttet, Jerome Rostant and Andrew Sa Gomes. Luck plays a big part, but the team also works well together,Ž says Dalgliesh. Also, please dont forget the Grand Slam!Ž This years BMSIBT welcomed anglers from more than nine countries, making it a truly international event. The global nature of the tournament, as well as its reputation for bill“sh conservation, drew a trio of “shing celebrities. These included Capt. Bart Miller from Australia, who “shed aboard the Trinidad & Tobagobased Knot Easy and is famous for his legendary line of Black Bart lures, and Capt. Luis Suarez, multi-time Atlantic bill“sh champion, who “shed aboard Exile The other renowned “sherman was Dr. Ellen Peel, president of the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based The Bill“sh Foundation. Peel presented Capt. Gary Clifford, one of the BMSIBT organizers and owner of the 31ft Innovator, Yes Aye and True Blue Sport“shing Charters, with a certificate of recognition for his efforts in tagging and releasing bill“sh in Grenada over the last 15 years. This year, all 90 bill“sh caught in the tournament were released. For full results, visit www.sibtgrenada.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


34 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012Forty years ago the Global Positioning System, a satellite computerized mapping network was not even on the horizon, so to speak, for the private yachtsman. If you wanted to cruise offshore you had to know celestial navigation. And the knowledge of this art/science kept many would-be cruising sailors either coastwise sailing or “rmly anchored in their home port … the mysterious art being just too uncertain. An instrument as obscure as a sextant, a chronometer, almanacs and sight reduction tables were enough to “ll the neophyte with dread. Learning the uses of the above might be understood in a warm, bright classroom. However, at sea, grabbing a celestial body, bringing it to the horizon and timing the event with accuracy was another thing ƒ as was computing the results in a damp, rolling cabin. For those with a burning ambition to explore the world by sailing over the horizon, various methods of simpli“ed celestial navigation could be used. The North Star lies permanently above the North Pole, and its angle above the horizon (altitude) is your latitude. In other words if the North Star is sitting on the horizon you are feeling a bit warm as Seamanship & Voyaging LIFE...BEFORE GPS AUTHOR JULIAN PUTLEY POLISHES HIS ASTROLABE... Low cost yet highly sophisticated navigation aids encourage sailors to seek new horizonsPHOTO: GARY BROWN/OCEANMEDIAA planispheric astrolabe from the workshop of Jean Fusoris in Paris circa 1400, on display at the Putnam Gallery in the Harvard Science Center


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 35you are on the equator; if the same North Star is directly above, you are feeling a tad chilly; youre in polar bear country. Anywhere in between and you can “nd your latitude easily by measuring the angle between Polaris and the horizon. In the 17th century an astrolabe was used; today a cheap, plastic sextant would be adequate. If you knew your latitude on departure you could sail west and by keeping the pole star at the same height above the horizon (say with a pencil at arms length), you would maintain the latitude. Longitude was more dif“cult but DR (deduced reckoning); distance run along your course line would give you a rough idea. As you neared your destination, it would be prudent to slow down or even stop at night. Then a Radio Direction Finder (RDF) would be an important tool. A RDF was most useful in picking up a bearing from a land station. All airports in the 70s broadcast radio signals in Morse code and the identifying letters were recorded on maritime charts and on a published list of radio beacons. Youd tune into the frequency, identify the signal and then rotate the antennae or sometimes the radio itself until the signal died or dimmed, then youd have the bearing. From this you could plot a line of position. Two lines of position and youd have a “x, and three youd have a cocked hat where youd put your position in the middle, an even better “x. Good RDF signals were usually audible from a hundred miles distant, perhaps more. Today many radio beacons have been deemed obsolete and no longer transmit but commercial AM stations can still be useful. Know where you are NOT. On long ocean passages its not so necessary to know where you are as to know where you are not Its important to know that you are not near that coastline, rocky outcropping or reef but not important to know exactly where you are. On long passages its easy to veer off your rhumb line given the vagaries of weather and wind vanes but its practically irrelevant as long as you are not near a hazard, and that includes shipping lanes. The North Star has long been the sailors best friend at sea but celestial navigation using the sun, especially for a noon sight, was essential before GPS. A noon sight with either a morning Line of Position and/or an afternoon LOP gave you a good “xed position. If you managed to get a good morn-


36 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012ing LOP you would advance it along your course line to your latitude. If you got a good afternoon LOP youd advance the latitude line to this LOP. Either way youd have a good “x. The basic navigation methods above stood me in good stead to undertake yacht deliveries in the mid seventies and I can remember well over a dozen passages from the States to the Caribbean and vice versa. Deliveries earned me enough to “t out a derelict Hollandia 28, acquired in Road Town, Tortola, in 1973. I threw out the rusty old engine, got rid of stanchions and pulpit and pushpit. I gutted the interior and installed a platform that was a bed, dining area and living room. I had a car battery for lights and a camping gas stove. An old Zenith short wave radio gave me accurate time and a sextant and portable RDF completed my navigation ensemble. After exploring the islands for several years I departed for Bermuda. She was ill-prepared for offshore passage making but I went anyway. They say the Lord looks after drunks and fools and at various times I “tted both categories. But Im still here … and still doing the same thing. Julian Putley is the author of  The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel Seamanship & Voyaging INTERESTING READINGA simple, well illustrated book on celestial navigation is written by Mary Blewitt. Good second hand copies are available on Amazon for about $5.00  Longitude  by Dava Sobel is a fascinating book: the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scienti“c problem of his time. GPS freed yachtsmen from the uncertainties of celestial navigation In the past, radio direction finders could be found on most vessels that went to sea




38 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Our Natural WorldWHALE SHARKSNATURES MR. BIGPHOTOGRAPHY AND STORY BY JOE ZENTNER The “n was in front of me just as it broke the surface of the water. Behind the “n, a tail moved. The boat that brought us was a short distance away; everyone on it was pointing at the shape that seemed to be heading straight towards me. It was dawn when we boarded the “shing boat and left Isla Holbox, northwest of Cancun. Isla Holbox is separated from the mainland by a lagoon. The mixture of currents in this area causes plankton to bloom profusely. Plankton attracts a variety of marine life forms, including an elusive creature. When the boats engine stopped, I dove into the water. After adjusting my snorkel, I peered under the surface to see what lay ahead. Visibility wasnt good but I sensed something big very close. The water around me seemed empty when suddenly I saw an enormous mouth, over a yard wide. I could do little but stare at this larger-than-life creature as it sucked in whatever came between its enormous jaws. The whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ), a “lter-feeder, is the largest “sh species on earth. The name whale shark comes from the “shs physiology: a shark bigger than most whales, which shares a similar “lter feeding technique. The largest specimen ever recorded was caught on November 11 1947 off the island of Baba, near Karachi, Pakistan. It was 41ft long, weighed 47,300lb and had a girth of 23ft. The creatures enormous mouth holds 300 rows of tiny teeth. Two small eyes are located towards the front of the wide, ”at head. The skin is marked with a checkerboard


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 39 pattern of pale yellow spots and stripes. The spots are unique to each whale shark.DietWhale sharks have a varied menu. They scoop up plankton that drifts in great numbers in salt water, along with small “sh that happen to be around. Sometimes whale sharks eat garbage by mistake. Buckets, boots, oars and tires have all been found in the autopsied stomachs of Mr. Big.Where FoundWhale sharks are found in temperate and tropical seas around the world, except the Mediterranean. Telemetry studies indicate they are a highly nomadic species. Seasonal feeding aggregations of whale sharks occur at several sites, including Ningaloo Reef off Western Australia, Utila off Honduras, Isla Holbox off the Yucatan, and near the island of Zanzibar, in the Indian Ocean. Though occasionally seen far offshore, the creature has also been observed close to land.StatusThe species is considered vulnerable. Once targeted by commercial fisheries in areas where they seasonally congregate, all fishing and exporting of whale sharks for commercial purposes has been banned.Identi“cationWhat do whale sharks and the night sky have in common? Much, it seems. They are both on the large side. Both are physically attractive, if daunting to look at. And both whale sharks and the night sky have the same complexion: a sprinkling of light spots against a dark background. This last characteristic has caught the attention of Ecocean, an Australian marine conservation agency. Using a star recognition computational procedure, the agency has developed computer software that can assign a speci“c whale shark a digital “ngerprint. These are based on photographs of the precise and speci“c pattern of spots on the animals back. The goal is to discover whether whale sharks are experiencing the same population decline that were seeing in other shark species all over the world. Observers send in snapshots, which are fed into a database called the Whale


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APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 43 Winning a regatta isnt just about vessel weight, how clean the bottom is; the choice and type of sails or even the skills of the crew. Today, like in all other sports, nutrition … what you eat and drink before, during and after the race … can have a major impact on results. No one magical food offers all the key nutrients needed for peak performance. Similarly, sports drinks, energy bars, protein powders and vitamin supplements wont guarantee a win. The ideal diet for pepping-up an on-thewater performance consists of a variety of fresh wholesome foods, with plenty of ”uids taken throughout the day. Individual meals should weigh heavy on the carbohydrates, light on the fats, with protein sandwiched in between. This simple, yet salient prescription can help boost a tacticians concentration, build-up the brute muscular strength of a grinder, better the foredeck crews skillful agility and even bolster a single-handers solo power. This holds true for weekend regatta sailors as well as those training for the Olympics.Piles of Pasta or Pounds of Prime Rib?The real fuel foods for racing sailors are complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates, like whole-grain breads and cereals, rice, pasta and starchy vegetables (corn, peas, potatoes), will provide sailors with far more stamina than high-priced protein bars. Simple carbohydrates, such as fruits and juices, can both help and hinder performance. Sailors downing a large bottle of juice or donut breakfast right before a race in hopes of achieving a burst of energy from a sugar high may actually experience the weakness and confusion indicative of a lowblood sugar reaction one to two hours into the event. The better breakfast bet is one that contains a mix of energy-giving carbohydrates and blood sugar-sustaining protein. Toast and eggs, a bagel and peanut butter, even a turkey sandwich are performance-enhancing breakfast choices. However, simple carbohydrates (juice or handful of dried fruit) can boost blood sugar and energy reserves if consumed one-and-a-half to two hours after the beginning of a race since this is when normal muscle glycogen stores are usually depleted. Sailors competing in grueling day-long or several day round-the-clock races need more protein than the Recommended Daily Allowance. This extra protein, however, can easily be eaten in the average diet. For example, a 150lb male racer eating a high-carbohydrate 3000 calorie diet can adequately ful“ll his needs by eating the amount of protein contained in: 7oz of lean meat, poultry or “sh, plus 2 cups low-fat milk and 3oz of cheese. Even vegetarian athletes can satisfactorily obtain this protein requirement by eating a variety of soy foods (veggie-burgers, tofu, soy beverages), dried peas and beans, nuts, grains and vegetables. Sailors should skip the protein powders. These man-made creations are expensive. Plus, their protein content may not be digested as well as natural food proteins and extra protein can put stress on kidneys when it comes to excreting unused protein metabolites such as urea.Fats … Friends or Foes?Active sailors sometimes think that because they burn so many calories, that platefuls of fried chicken or triple-sized fast-food burgers packaged with grease-slick fries make a Is your body receiving the correct fuel it needs for a long day on the water?


44 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 How To Eat a Race-Winning Diet Thirst is not always a reliable indicator of the bodys ”uid needs and can actually be a sign of dehydration. The best way for sailors to keep well hydrated is to consciously drink ”uids before, during and after a race. Plain water is the beverage of choice. However, diluted fruit juice (1 part juice mixed with 1.5 parts water) can perk muscular performance when drunk one-and-a half to two hours into an event. In addition to providing simple sugars, fruit juice also supplies the vital mineral, potassium. And, while it is true that sailors can lose a fair amount of sodium through perspiration, this loss can easily be replaced by ordinary foods in the diet. Sports drinks, like Gatorade and Powerade, offer sugar, but few other nutrients. Caffeine and alcohol contained in beverages like coffee and beer can hasten dehydration and are best consumed after racing with a variety of other foods and ”uids. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered diet itian FLUID INTAKE WHILE RACINGA good rule of thumb is to drink: an event leaving land after arriving onshore. “ne bill of fare. Not so. As exercise intensity and duration increases, the body is less able to use fat as a fuel source and relies almost exclusively on carbohydrates. Also, highfat foods are heart unhealthy. Fat-“lled arteries are the last thing a sailor needs when aerobic capacity is perking at its max and land is barely visible on the horizon. Dietary fats should only supply 20 to 30 percent of total calories. This amount is equal to 80 grams fat in a 3,000 calorie diet. (For comparison: one single-sized fast food hamburger contains 43 grams of fat!) Therefore, sailors should pass up fried foods, eat fatty red meat infrequently, limit dishes cooked with lots of butter, margarine and oils and steer clear of overly processed foods (think chips and other salty snacks) and buttery bakery goods.Fluids … A Sailors Best FriendFluid is the number one nutrient needed by any athlete, especially sailors racing long hours on hot, humid days. An insuf“cient ”uid intake can decrease strength, power, endurance and aerobic capacity in as little as 30 minutes. Contributing to a winning diet … potatoes, pasta and ricePHOTO: GARY BROWN/OCEANMEDIACheese … a good source of protein Veggie Burger with fries


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APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 47 British Virgin Islands POLISH SAILOR HONORED IN THE BVI STORY AND PHOTOS BY TODD VANSICKLE There is now a little piece of Poland in the BVI. A group of Polish sailors recently honored Wladek Wagner, the “rst Pole to sail around the world and former BVI resident. On January 21st a plaque unveiling ceremony was held on Bellamy Cay. More than 30 charter sailboats in Trellis Bay ”ew red ”ags with a white eagle crest, as Polish music blared from the small island. Guests arrived by dinghy with some wearing captains uniforms and historical naval costumes for the ceremony. Before the arrival of the guests, “nal preparations were still being made to the Wagner memorial„a seaside seating area around a plaque atop a stone podium. Wagner would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. It is also the 20th anniversary of his death, and the 80th anniversary of his departure on a voyage around the world. Top: Obel Penn, along with his son, Ephraim (left), and grandson Marlon (right), raise the Polish Flag during a ceremony to honor Polish sailor and former BVI resident Wladek Wagner on Bellamy Cay. Above: The plaque honoring Wladek Wagner is shown to a group of visitors before it is placed on the stone podium.


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APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 49 British Virgin Islands We have declared this is the year of Wagner,Ž said Jerzy Knabe, Commodore of Londons Polish Yacht Club and organizer of the Wagner Sailing Rally. We decided it was time to get the memory of this Polish sailor back to the public,Ž Knabe said. He was forgotten because of historical events.Ž Wagner was the “rst Polish sailor to circumnavigate the world without an engine. It took three boats„ Zjawa Zjawa II and Zjawa III „and seven years to complete his voyage, according to the organizer. However, he could not return to Poland after the journey because World War II had broken out by 1939. While in England, on the last leg of the trip, he received a telegram from the Polish General Consul ordering him to abort the voyage because the Germans had attacked Poland. Zjawa III was requisitioned by the British Navy for war efforts and was later returned to Wagner, but he still did not return home because of the communist occupation of Poland. During the war he served on a merchant ship for the Polish Navy. After the war, he started a “shing business and met his wife, Mabel. By 1949, the couple decided to sail from Dublin, Ireland, to Australia, after selling the “shing business and Zjawa III They purchased a large yacht, Rubicon and set sail. After they arrived in Port of Spain, Trinidad, however, they realized Mabel was pregnant with their daughter Suzanna. They abandoned their trip to Australia and eventually found themselves in the Virgin Islands. In 1954 the couple bought Bellamy Cay, which is now home to the restaurant Last Resort, for $75. The Wagners called the BVI home for nine years, and their son, Michael, was born there. Wagner built a shipyard, a home and a clubhouse on Bellamy Cay. Today, a stone structure he built houses a portion of the Last Resort restaurant. He also helped in the construction of the airstrip on Beef Island, Knabe said. In 1958, the couple moved to Puerto Rico, where Wagner also built a marina„Wagner Shipyard & Marina. Eventually, they moved to Florida for health reasons. Wagner died there in 1992, never setting foot in Poland again after leaving for his around-the-world voyage. During the ceremony, the Caribbean Republic of Sailors of Chicago, the Polish Yachting Association of North Wagner was the “rst Polish sailor to circumnavigate the world without an engine. It took three boats„Zjawa, Zjawa II and Zjawa III„ and seven years to complete his voyage.


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APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 51 British Virgin Islands America and the Brotherhood of the Coast of Poland were among the organizations represented. Obel Penn, a BVI-islander who worked with Wagner on construction projects and as a crewmember during a charter to Trinidad, attended the ceremony with his son Ephraim Penn, daughter Juliette Penn and grandson Marlon Penn, the Eighth District representative. He employed plenty of people from the villages,Ž Penn said of Wagner during a speech at the ceremony, adding, When he left, we all missed him, especially me, because he was a very kind and friendly gentleman.Ž Penn took part in the ceremony during the raising of the Polish and BVI ”ags above the memorial. Wagners widow, who lives in Florida, was unable to attend the ceremony due to health reasons. However, a letter she had written was read on her behalf. With his countless abilities it seemed there was nothing he could not do, no problem he could not solve,Ž she wrote. He never gave up. This was evident not only with his endeavors on the ocean, but also on land here at Trellis Bay.Ž The tall ship Fryderyk Chopin named after the Polish composer, was anchored between Bellamy and Marina Cay for the event. After the ceremony organizers and visitors toured the 180ft training vessel. For us, Mr. Wagner was the “rst Polish man to sail around the world„it is very important for us to be here,Ž Fryderyk Chopin deckhand Stefan Wronski said. The rally was the “rst of several events scheduled to pay tribute to Wladek Wagner. A celebration will be held in Poland later this year to commemorate the start of his aroundthe-world voyage. Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands. The Polish flag is folded by members of the Brotherhood of the Coast of Poland after the plaque was unveiled


52 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 British Virgin Islands SWEETHEARTS & CLASSICS IN THE BVI WIND BACK THE CLOCKBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The seas looked like yesteryear when 44 classic yachts, sloops and schooners set sail in the 34th Sweethearts of the Caribbean and 30th Classic Yacht Regatta hosted by the BVIs West End Yacht Club (WEYC) out of the Jolly Roger Inn, February 18th … 19th. Winds barely blew six knots on the “rst day of the BVIs second largest regatta. The race committee duly shortened the course for the schooners and single-handers to a lap around Sandy Cay. In the end, it was gorgeous Heron that won the schooner race and earned the title, Spirit of the Sweethearts, while it was Cayennita Grande that placed “rst among the single-handers. The tactic to winning the single-handed was to round Little Thatch close by and try to get through the cut at Steele Point without tacking,Ž says St. Croixs Tony Sanpere, owner and skipper of the 1981-built J/36, Cayennita Grande I was the only boat that made it and that gave me the overall lead with still much of the race to go.Ž A small ”eet of the BVIs Squibs, a one-design keelboat “rst built in 1967, was raced by young crews from the BVI Watersports Center. After two races around Little Thatch, it was Joseph Wells, Delroy Gordon and Mareq Romney aboard Hope that took the title. The next day, Mother Nature obliged with brisker winds around 15 knots. Five different classes set sail on a course that rounded Pelican, Flanagan and Little Thatch Islands. Cayennita Grande s Sanpere lost in the Classics 34 to 45ft class to the BVIs Robin Tattersall aboard Diva a 30 Square Meter, yet he says about this type of inter-island racing, It was fun for us since I refuse to do windward/leeward races.Ž In the Wannabe Class, Hotel California Too a Santa Cruz 70, took the lead. Good crew, a good start and sailing conditions favorable to my boat,Ž is how Hotel California Toos owner/skipper Steve Schmidt describes his win. In a spotlight on tradition, all three working Tortola Heron squeezes by the rocks off of Little Thatch Island during the Schooner Race on Saturday


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 53 Sloops came out to race crewed by local students from the KATS and the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Clubs Youth Sailing program along with adult volunteers to guide them. They tend to hook anyone who sails on one,Ž says Geoffrey Brooks, curator of the Virgin Islands Maritime Museum, located at the Centre for Applied Marine Studies at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College. They are very different from a deep keel boat. They rely on ballast stones for stability and it takes a special skill to tack them. You have to very carefully back the jib and hold it till you are well across before release. I have seen time after time experienced and successful hot yacht racing captains try to tack one of our sloops and end up stalling and sailing backwards. It can be very embarrassing! Once youve understood their characteristics they are fun to sail and surprisingly fast as well.Ž It was Sam Morrel, who skippered Youth Instructor a 25ft Tortola Sloop built in East End in 2000 by the late Osmond Davies, that championed the class. The broad mix of boats competing in this regatta begs the question, what is a Classic? Mike Kirk, a WEYC of“cer and regatta organizer, explains: The WEYC de“nition is Any boat thats design is 30 years or older. If we limited the race to only boats that were literally over 30 years of age we would have a very poor turn out and its all about opening things up for maximum participation. If someone builds a new boat but uses a classic style of design, we would accept it. For example, Kate was built about four years ago to an old 12-meter rule in St Kitts and has sailed with us twice. She comes all the way from St Kitts (no engine) to compete.Ž Upcoming, the WEYC will once again run its Goslings Cup Series. The Series will consist of Foxys Wooden Boat Regatta and Classic Plastic (May), Firecracker Regatta (July), Gustave Wilmerding (December) and Dark and Stormy (March 2013). For more information, contact Martin Van Houten: martin@sailsistership.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.OTHER CLASS WINNERSClassics 25 to 34ft: Zing … George Stuckert Classics 45 to 60ft: Castanet … John Ford Couples: Latitude 18 … Giles Wood


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APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 55 British Virgin Islands SAILORS IN THE NEWS JIM SCOTT GLOBAL SAILOR, VISAR COFOUNDER & AUTHORBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER All of the tales, yarns and adventures of Jim Scotts lifetime would not “t into a single book. Perhaps thats why hes written three. In these pages, “lled with both prose and poetry, are tales of how this UK native turned Canadian resident has sailed the world and left an indelible mark on the Caribbean as a cofounder of Virgin Islands Search & Rescue (VISAR). Scott spent his childhood days wandering the shores near his hometown of Old Shoreham, forging what would become a lifelong close connectivity with the natural world. He especially enjoyed beach-walking after a storm to see what treasure trove of exotic artefacts might Jim Scott sailor, writer and backwoodsman




APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 57 British Virgin Islands be delivered by the wind and waves at the high tide mark. Later, his father taught him to “sh. He landed his “rst, albeit non-paying, job as weekend crew on a sports “shing boat. Soon after, Scott began helping with the annual dry-haul, making lobster-pots, splicing lines and making nets. He quickly became a boat-a-holic. Scott furthered his desire for a nautical life by signing on as a junior seaman in the British Royal Naval Reserve. Here he spent weekends aboard minesweepers sailing to ports in France, Belgium and Holland. Two years later, he left school at age 17, quali“ed for a deck apprenticeship in the British Merchant Navy, ”ew to Kobe, Japan, and joined his “rst ship. Thus, he became as hooked on travel as he was on a seafaring life. By his early 20s, Scott had tired of stopping yet never getting to fully explore the ports of call. So, he left the Navy, slung a pack on his back, a surfboard under his arm and headed to Morocco for six months of sur“ng. From there he cast off on a series of yacht delivery jobs that leap-frogged him from Gibraltar to the Canaries, South Africa, Brazil, Florida and “nally to the Caribbean. I arrived in the Islands in 1980; “rst the Bahamas, then Antigua, before settling in the BVI,Ž tells Scott. The marine trades were developing back then but had not reached anything like the level of physical infrastructure and commercialism that exists today. I was a boat bum and the marine community seemed then more welcoming of such. Not so much nowadays and I think a penniless youngster wouldnt “nd it so easy to get by now as I did back then. Immigration was a little less stringent and it seemed life in general was simpler, a little more sensible and a lot more fun!Ž Eight years later Scott co-founded VISAR. Prior to this, there was an informal organization named The Power Squadron headed up by senior harbour pilot, Capt. George Forster. So the story goes, Forster was asked by the BVI government to develop a more formal organization that would of“cially take responsibility for marine search and rescue operations and become the territorys of“cial marine response unit. Scott, who at the time was managing director at Island Shipping and country manager for Tropical Shipping, was tapped by Forster to lend a hand to found VISAR. I was elected president in 1989, the year of Hurricane Hugo, for which VISAR provided major support to the marine community from Virgin Gorda to Culebra,Ž Scott recalls. I ran the radio net throughout the hurricane and coordinated the relief work we performed afterwards. We made a video documentary afterwards, which included many survivors interviews. Twenty-two years later that video is still in the top ten of most frequently viewed on www. onlinebvi.net.Ž Scotts adventures through the years are numerous. He took Richard Branson and John Hurt sailing for three days, worked with Geraldo Rivera and Hugh Downs on a 20/20 segment about BVI diving legend Burt Kilbride and a $2 billion treasure on the Anegada Reef, imported snow for a “lm shoot for the Republic of Jose Cuervos Winter Olympic Team at Marina Cay, had his appendix out in the maternity clinic during Antigua Sailing Week, and skippered what was once Silvio Berlusconis private yacht. Today, Scott has taken friends requests to heart and published his stories. His first book, The Songs and Verses, was printed last November and contains over 80 poems. His two other books, On Five Continents and Three Oceans and On Tropical Islands and Sparkling Seas, contain short stories and poems, and will be out this year. I still like to support VISAR and am donating 10% of all print edition sales of my books in the BVI to VISAR,Ž says Scott. Some vendors have jumped on board and upped that donation to as much as 30%. There are some VISAR stories in the books and at least one poem inspired by this worthy organization.Ž For more information about Scotts books, visit: www. caridiangroup.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


58 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012ANGUILLA DINGHY REGATTA 2012 HEAVY WEATHER SAILINGBY GARY E. BROWNAnguilla No other island has seafaring in the blood like that of Anguilla where sailing is the national sport. This was evident in late January when youngsters from the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club (AYSC) took on top sailors from St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and St. Kitts during the Annual Anguilla Dinghy Regatta. Competition was “erce and would have been even “ercer had the eight youngsters from St. Barth been able to attend. They couldnt get to the island because of rough weather. Thirty two youngsters sailing in four classes: 420, Laser, Optimist Gold and Optimist Silver, battled boat-breaking conditions that forced a number of retirements. From the vantage point of the committee boat, I was thrilled to see these young sailors ignore the heavy seas and Optis crowd the start Osvaldo de Leon, from Puerto Rico, proudly displays his much-coveted Sportsmanship awardPHOTOS: EYELAND IMAGES PHOTO GROUP. FRED RANDALL, PHOTOGRAPHER


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 59 HAPPY HOUR with GARY BROWN Island 92 91.9 fm St. Maarten and online at www.island92.com Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:00pm 7:00pm G s S a w H G I S a w T T w Tu es Th urs HA G H G Is S a w T T Tu Th Gary Brown is the author of the Caribbeans No56 sailing adventure Caribbean High available in paperback from amazon5com or as an ebook from amazon5com and amazon5co5uk Put a little GazIN YOUR DRIVE TIME!Island 92, in touch with the marine community Its about time!! Any Boat. Anywhere. Anytime. take full advantage of the more than brisk winds that prevailed on regatta day,Ž says Race Director Fred Porter. I can tell you they were far more focused on competing, on taking every advantage to move ahead of the pack, than they were worried about coping with the challenging conditions.Ž With winds hovering around 20kts the conditions tested some of the young Optimist sailors from St. Maarten, who were more used to sailing in a sheltered lagoon than an open roadstead. The number of boats that went over and had to be righted was a telling indication of how close they were sailing to their absolute maximum ability. It was a wonderful and unforgettable thing to see,Ž says Porter. Anguillas Kenny Richardson and Starling Rosario reveled in the conditions to finish first in the 420s. They were followed by fellow countrymen Jordan Peabody and Butchie Gumbs. The all-girl St. Maarten team of Saskia Looser and Bodine Beentjes had bad luck when their 420 developed equipment problems and forced them out of the first race. Revenge for St. Maarten came in the form of Rhone Findlay who stormed to victory in the Laser class with six points. To sweeten the results Johanna Looser and Alec Scarabelli, also from St. Maarten, shared second place with 14 points each. In the Optimist Gold Fleet (Age 12 and over), Lucas Miranda raised the ”ag for Puerto Rico. He fought off a strong challenge from local sailor Shemorie Richardson and St. Maarten racer Leonardo Knol, who “nished second and third, respectively. None were braver on this blustery day than those in the Optimist Silver Class, for 11-year-olds and under. Here St. Maarten dominated with top three places going to Ilian Halbertsma (11 points), Luke Bacon (14 points) and Nathan Smith (17 points). Regattas like this are tremendously important,Ž says AYSC Sailing Director Hazen Grant. It gives the AYSC a chance to show our neighboring islands that we can put on a fantastic regatta that is well organized, ef“cient and fun. Also it makes our sailors more motivated to excel because there is a matter of inter-island pride and bragging rights at stake. But more than this it gives other islands the chance to see what our small AYSC community is all about. We have strong supporters, a dedicated board and a fantastic group of young sailors that are truly in love with the sport and it gives them a chance to show it.Ž Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea He is a presenter on Island 92, 91.9 FM, St. Maarten, and the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High For more information visit: garyebrown.net


60 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012BRIGANTINE TRES HOMBRES MOVING FREIGHT UNDER SAILBY ROSIE BURR St. Maarten/St. Martin In February crowds gathered at the St Maarten Yacht Club (SMYC) to watch Tres Hombres … a 32-meter engineless brigantine … pass through the Simpson Bay Bridge. Despite delays, due to the engineless vessel struggling in gusty winds, the brigantine was given a warm and friendly welcome by spectators and mega yachts alike. With the brigantine safely tied alongside the SMYC dock, the gangplank was lowered and guests welcomed aboard as part of a maritime experience day. This was co-hosted by the SMYC and Maritime School of the West Indies, and co-sponsored by the Caribbean Sail Training Association, in order to learn more about this traditional sailing ship. Regardless of its small size for a tall-ship, Tres Hombres has some lofty goals. The vessel is the brain child of three friends: Jorne Langelaan, Arjen Boogie Van Der Veen and Andreas Lackner (hence the name) and their aim is to provide and promote a more environmentally friendly method of transporting goods. In a time when the price of oil is rocketing and carbon footprints in the shipping industry are huge (one resource … TEDX Amsterdam, claim that 16 of the largest ships produce as much emissions as all the cars in the world), an alternative needs to be found. With this in mind Tres Hombres a cargo ship focusing on the concept of sustainable shipping, was born. The ship has an interesting history. Originally a 1943 German mine sweeper, which had been written off for Tres Hombres the only engineless sail training cargo vessel in the western hemisphere, at the St Maarten Yacht Club dockPHOTO: ROSIE BURR


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 61 DUTCH SIDE … December to April (Daily) Bridge Operator: VHF Ch. 12 FRENCH SIDE Bridge Operator VHF Ch. 16 / Tel: (590) 87 20 43 Outbound & Inbound (Outbound Traffic procedes Inbound Traffic) 0815 hours 1430 hours 1730 hours St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles)/ Sint Martin (French West Indies)BRIDGE OPENING TIMES Outbound Inbound 0900 hours 0930 hours 1100 hours 1130 hours 1630 hours 1730 hoursCall Bridge Operator for permission to enter or leave Simpson Bay Lagoon. scrap, it was found that her clipper lines would lend themselves to the project. The boat was converted and refitted and, in 2007, rigged as a brigantine. In 2009 she left Holland and went into service. One of her first jobs included taking supplies and aid across the Atlantic to Haiti. She now sails the Atlantic carrying cargo in a green and eco-friendly way, sometimes visiting ports that larger and deeper draft vessels wouldnt get to, thus extending a hand to small local communities with fragile infrastructures. The ship also offers sail training opportunities to young people, teaching them traditional sailing and seamanship, navigation, sail handling and maintenance. Tres Hombres is the prototype for a new breed of sailing cargo transport; reflecting the grand old days of sail. With no engine, the ship relies solely on the wind for propulsion, qualifying its cargo as transported in a 100%, CO2-free way. She has two wind generators, two solar panels and a towed generator. They do keep a generator for emergencies and to run an air conditioning unit for heat sensitive items in the hold, like the Grenadian chocolate that they were transporting to New York. Apart from a few modern navigation and communication aids, the ship keeps a very traditional stance. I was shown around by a friendly Austrian called Tobi. He told me that the ship is flying the ensign of Sierra Leone due to regulations prohibiting a vessel of its type (a vesTres Hombres  galleyPHOTO: ROSIE BURR




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64 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 St. Barth The “rst edition of the Saint Barth Fun Cup was held January 27th-29th, bringing windsur“ng into the galaxy of nautical events organized on this tiny French island. Launched by three French champions of the sport: Arnaud Daniel, Lionel Motire, and Antoine Questel (a St. Barth native ranked 12th worldwide and third best in France), the event comprised of slalom races in St. Jean Bay, and a long-distance run from the waters of Grand Cul-de-Sac back to St. Jean. Intentionally scheduled in January, the Saint Barth Fun Cup could become an of“cial warm-up for those competing in the world championships, before they go off to the “rst big races later in the year. The new event also allows participants to earn points in the French Sailing Association (FFV) ratings for long-distance races. The roster of competitors also included 19-time world champion Antoine Albeau of France, and the Hawaii-based Kevin Pritchard, a former world champion. Albeau proved his world-champion status by winning “ve of the six races over three days to easily secure the top spot. Second was Taty Frans from Bonaire, with Antoine Questel coming third much to the delight of his fans on the beach. Weather conditions were picture perfect with sunny skies and winds gusting up to 29 knots. St. Barth is a good wintertime place for the Europeans to train, and especially for local champion Antoine Questel,Ž says Pritchard. He lives in a perfect spot for training, and maybe now more people will come here to train with him.Ž With such a top-level roster for year one, this race has started on a strong footing and the champs say they are already planning to return next year … including Albeau, who has a new title to defend in St. Barth. Ellen Lampert-Graux lives in Saint Barthlemy where she is editor-in-chief of Harbour Magazine She writes regularly about entertainment design and technology for Live Design magazine, and about Caribbean architecture for MACO a Trinidad-based lifestyle magazine.2012 SAINT BARTH FUN CUP ANTOINE ALBEAU IN TOP SPOTBY ELLEN LAMPERT-GRAUX


APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 65 AntiguaGILLY GOBINETPEN, PAINT AND PERFECTIONBY JANET HEIN Just like each of her paintings, Gilly Gobinets life is an intricate story “lled with color, intensity and captivating detail. These days, shes comfortably ensconced at the hub of Antiguas art world with a house-studiogallery on the shore where the walls of one room after another holds samples of her work. The work is eclectic: new amidst old, boats, botanicals, and images of West Indian architecture, all beckon viewers in. Visitors quickly get the picture … Gobinet is both talented and proli“c. Although she claims to have no formal art training, a degree in biology guarantees that depictions of plants and animals are spot on. I like animals and plants,Ž she said. Thats why I like painting them„everything has to be accurate.Ž Decades before art, science studies at Englands Sussex University led to a stint at a veterinary clinic and on to an editorial position with the Council of Europes Journal for Nature Conservation, where Gobinet honed a talent for writing. Artist Gilly Gobinet


66 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Antigua Art blew in during 1984, the year Gobinet moved from England to Antigua. Employed in a real estate of“ce with more time than customers, she picked up a book bearing the message: You can be or do anything you like. Fancying the idea of drawing, she picked up a pen, drew a date palm, entered it in a contest, and won “rst place in the pen and ink category. That con“rming prize inspired Christmas cards, commissions and ultimately a career that has blossomed and grown each year. In the beginning it was all black and white until someone said: We live in a very colorful place ƒ why not add color?Ž Since another artist on the island was doing drawings with color wash, Gobinet said she opted for watercolor without lines, not realizing shed chosen the most dif“cult medium. Since adversity is more an allure than an obstacle to this talented woman, she set out to paint her world while tending three offspring, all under the age of “ve. I painted when I could. It was dif“cult because when I paint, I get totally into it.Ž Ten years after that “rst sketch, Gobinet had her “rst show at Antiguas famed Harmony Hall and, like a pebble in a pond, word of her work rippled outward, bringing in commissions from hotels, banks and private homes. Eventually she took the show on the road to Anguilla, Venezuela, Caracas and other Caribbean venues. Along the way, experimentation with color, medium and tools brought about a love affair with oil paint. I like it because it doesnt dry fast, its malleable,Ž she said. Work on paper spread to canvas, to cloth, to walls and back to paper in the form of cards, prints and books. Her “rst book Caribbean Christmas published by McMillan in 1998, took the reader on an island holiday tour. A few years later, Gobinet co-authored a volume of Caribbean Cocktails, which, in reality, is a libation-tour of the islands, one bar at a time; each page a complete painting. The Cool Caribbean Cocktail Book inspired the second of a series, which Gobinet decided to produce solo. The Cookery Book a compilation of recipes from famous kitchens, divulges scrumptious meals by ingredient, back story and off-the-wall fact. Secrets from Antiguas Carlisle Bay, Nevis Bananas and her own galley form a colorful, culinary chart of the islands. The books success was marked in 2008 when it was given the Gourmand World Cook Book Award for Best Illustrations, beating out competition from 21 countries and standing out as the only entry with both art and content created by the same person. The Cool Caribbean Books series continued on with Hot Spices, Luscious Fruit & Heady Herbs followed by  The Guide to Antiguan Churches and one for chocolate a“cionados: Dark Delicious Delights Each book, illustrated by Gobinet and authored by humorist Anthony Richards, is packed with tidbits of information like how to extract soursop pulp or how to tell youre being cheated while buying coconut water. All At Sea readers know Gilly Gobinet through a myriad of articles on yachts and yachties that have tacked through her world. She understands the on-the-water world from time spent at sea, especially from the deck of her favorite boat, Peddler She was onboard the 50 year old Arthur Robb yawl a few years ago when a string of events unfolded resulting in a dismasting and an extensive re“t. Peddler s story is featured in Antiguas Classic Regatta program, the publication beautifully pulled together by this years editor, Gilly Gobinet. Although boats are in Gobinets life, statistically there arent many in her paintings. I dont often paint boats,Ž she said. To paint boats, you must know them very well.Ž The lucky vessels that have sailed across her canvas are incredibly accurate, reality combined with rendition, captured by an artist who can turn simple into sublime. To learn more or to order prints and books, visit: www. origionalcaribbeanart.com Jan Hein and her husband, artist Bruce Smith, divide their time between the Caribbean the Paci“c Northwest with a boat and a life at each end. Visit: www.brucesmithsart.com Seascape


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68 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012CONCOURS DE CHEF ANTIGUA CHARTER YACHT SHOWPHOTOS AND STORY BY JAN ROBINSONAntigua Every table was visually stunning! This was the scene when Sarah Sebastian and Jan Robinson coordinated and invited top charter yacht chefs to participate in the Concours de Chef Caribbean Celebration Banquet to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show. The dishes not only pleased the palate, they resembled works of art, proving the winners were once again at the top of their game. The winner in the 160ft and over category was Chef Tim MacDonald working aboard the 180ft M/Y Huntress I entered the contest because I wanted to win the Best of Bean Competition with a very special cake that I designed in honor of my “ance,Ž says the Australian. And his creation, Tatianas White Angel Carib Coffee Celebration Cake with Frozen Caf Latte-Carib Coffee Granita and Coconut Snowballs, certainly caught the attention of the judges. MacDonalds secret to success? I am a tireless worker. To me its all about food and I took the Banquet theme and worked at it for a month before producing about 20 dishes, everything from appetizers to dessertsŽ. The chefs other entries included Sugar Cane Shrimp with Roasted Plantain and Sorrel Jam; Cold Lobster Medallions in Mango and Kaf“r Lime Leaf Sauce; Soused Local Conch with Pink Grapefruit and White Rum-Souse Salsa and Avocado Puck; Passion Fruit and Lime Meringue Pie, and the The Vododoo Family … allspice Gingerbread Shack with Dancing Ginger Voodoo Dolls. Top spot in the 100 … 159ft division went to Emma Beckett, chef of the142ft motor yacht Lady J Born near Shef“eld, England, Beckett, who is culinary trained, worked in Left: Chef Tim MacDonald, M/Y Huntress Above: Tatianas White Angel Carib Coffee Celebration Cake with Frozen Caf Latte-Carib Coffee Granita and Coconut Snowballs … Chef Tim MacDonald


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APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 71 Antigua some of Londons top restaurants. In 2003, after meeting a yachtie on holiday, she quit her job, packed a bag and moved to Newport, R.I., where she started her career in yachting. She was a freelance chef before joining Lady J and this was her “rst contest. Besides being a contest winner, Beckett has a chocolate business Jaded Treats, and is an artist with two successful exhibitions to her name. Her winning dishes included a Papaya Green Chili Tini cocktail, Yellow Fin Tuna Ceviche, and a Prickly Pear and Avocado Chilled Soup with Sour Cream Foam. Emmas “sh main entre was Rock Lobster Stuffed with Sweet Potatoes and Crab Mousse, Cabbage and Cucumber Kinchi. Her meat main entre was a Jerk Marinated Filet Mignon with a Roasted Corn Fried Dumpling and a Thyme Curry Sauce. A trio of mini desserts, including Antigua Lime Pie, wrapped up the feast. First place in the under 100ft category was awarded to Chef Ren Kappetein, of the 65ft catamaran Worlds End Born in Holland, in 1981, he attended the Gilde Opeidingen, where he graduated in hotel management before taking an internship at the Hotel Savoy, Florence, Italy. For the contest, Kappetein served an amazing assortTop: Emmas winning dishes. Above: Chef Emma Beckett, M/Y Lady J


72 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Antigua COMPETITION WINNERS 1st … 3rdDIVISION 160FT AND OVER:Tim MacDonald … M/Y Huntress Heather Kaniuk … M/Y NUMPTIA Thomas Frank Š M/Y PASSIONDIVISION 100 … 159FT:Emma Beckett … M/Y Lady J Gabrielle Scott Š M/Y Va Bene Jerry Bond … M/Y ARIOSODIVISION 100FT AND UNDER: Ren Kappetein … S/V Worlds End Adrian Martin … M/Y Alliaura Caro Uy … M/Y MuseSTEWARDESS/STEWARD TABLE SETTING:160ft and over: M/Y Troyanda … Theone Penn 100 to 159ft: M/Y Andromeda La Dea … Hilary Gibson Under 100ft: S/V Matau … Julia FluhrerCREATIVE USE OF THE 50TH CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE:M/Y Passion & S/Y Sea QuellCOFFEE ROASTERS:160ft and over: M/Y Numptia … Heather Kanuik 100 to 159ft: Hemisphere Š Melinda Heinz Under 100ft: S/V Worlds End … Ren Kappetin ment of dishes including a Lemongrass Skewer with Grilled Pork Tenderloin and a Jerk Spice-Flavored Sauce, on Black Bean, Garlic and Rice Salad; Cream and Foamy Lobster Bisque with bacon-wrapped Lobster Tail Medallions; Ginger and Citrus Marinated Filet; Mango, Chili Herb-stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Cashew Crushed Potato. His dessert (which also won the most creative use of the coffee bean) was a Pineapple Compote, Chocolate Cremux, Coffee Reduction, Roasted Coffee Bean and Star Anise Powder with a Coconut Bisquit. The prize giving was held at the Admiralss Inn in historic English Harbour where thanks were offered to the sponsors: Boat International … Showboats and Dockwalk. LIAT Airline, Piper Heidsieck through Best Sellers, Ship to Shore Cookbooks and Carib Coffee Roasters. The judges included Geoffrey Fisher of the M/Y Slipstream … winner of previous competitions; Danielle Aragon of Boat International; Troy Bailey, Liat Airline; Norma Trease, International Judge; Nora Wall, Caribbean Coffee Roasters; Ann E Carson, Superyacht Chef and Jan Robinson, Culinary Contest Coordinator, Judge and writer. Capt. Jan Robinson holds certi“cates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Her Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Or visit: www. shiptoshoreINC.com email: CapJan@aol.com or call (cell): 704-277-6521. Mention All at Sea to receive a discount. Left: Chef Ren Kappetein, S/V Worlds End Below: Lemongrass Skewer with Grilled Pork Tenderloin and a Jerk Spice-Flavored Sauce, on Black Bean, Garlic and Rice Salad … Chef Ren Kappetein




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APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 75 Montserrat IN THE SHADOW OF THE VOLCANO BY DEVI SHARP Approaching Montserrat from the south we see a stark rubble hillside with a high mountain wearing a cap of cloud and there is a faint smell of sulfur from the Soufriere Hills volcano. A stop in Montserrat has been on our list for several years, but you need to time your visit for a period of light easterly trade winds and no north swells to be comfortable in Little Bay. The people of Montserrat are resilient. In 1989 hurricane Hugo wiped out much of the islands infrastructure. Over 90% of the houses were damaged. People rebuilt and resumed their lives. In August 1995 the volcano that had been dormant for four hundred years awoke, and in 1997 lava ”ows buried three quarters of the island in ash rocks and debris, including Plymouth, the capital city. Just two years ago in February 2010 a dome collapsed sending more ash and rock fall onto the island. This stark landscape and resilient people have a story to tell. Joe Phillip, our guide, took us to lookouts where we could see the impact of the lava and debris ”ows. After 15 years, you can see where the pyroclastic ”ows covered a church leaving only a steeple, an entire golf course was buried and all that is left of a three story house is the copula at the top. Joe had a small album of photos of the landscape before the eruption and helped us compare those to the current situation and the differences were astonishing. It would have been dif“cult to see the impacts of the volcanic activity without the photos. I enjoyed the visit to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory where we took a tour of the command center housing the computers that display the devices monitoring the seismic activity … vibrations, gas and GPS (looking for shifting of the earth). We asked Joe about the current economy of the island and he said that there is a small amount of tourism, but exporting sand and gravel is the major source of income these days. In pre Hurricane Hugo days Montserrat was the home of Associated Independent Recording Studio where artists such as Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton and many other famous artists recorded with the celebrated director, George Martin. The studio closed after Hurricane Hugo, but Sir George remained involved with the island and raised funds to construct the Montserrat Cultural Center. Have you ever wondered about the Jimmy Buffett song Volcano? The next day we hired Joe to take us to the trailhead for the Oriole walkway trail. The trail was easy to follow and in good shape. Hiking maps can be purchased from the tourism board and the Montserrat trust. Before the eruption, the 40 square mile island was the home to about 11,000 people; the remaining 5,000 people are trying to resume life and seem to be doing a pretty good job of rebuilding and carrying on. For more info, visit: www.visitmontserrat.com Devi Sharp is a retired wildlife biologist and is exploring the birds of the Caribbean with her husband, Hunter, aboard their sailboat Arctic Tern. Top: Soufriere Hills Volcano. Above: All that is left of a three story house is the copula at the topPHOTO: DEVI SHARPPHOTO: GARY BROWN/OCEANMEDIA


76 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012ST. LUCIAS BETH LYGOES OLYMPIC DREAM LOOKS FOR GOLD IN LASER RADIALSBY CAROL M. BAREUTHERSt. Lucia If Beth Lygoes dream comes true, St. Lucia will be represented for the “rst time in the Laser Radial Class at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and Lygoe will be at the helm. A native of the UK, Lygoe started sailing with her father at the age of 11 and soon advanced to a single-handed dinghy called a Topper. It was in this class she began racing. Lygoe moved up to Laser Radials at age 17, competed in regattas throughout the UK and Europe, and raced in three Laser Radial Worlds from 1999 to 2001. Then, she discovered kite-sur“ng. I have been instructing kite-sur“ng and riding whenever the wind allows since 2001,Ž Lygoe explains. I moved to St Lucia to live, teach kite-sur“ng and train, and fell in love with the island, the people and the amazing conditions on the water, which now allow me to train every day.Ž Lygoes Olympic dream dates to her early days of sailing. However, the idea to actually campaign for a spot in the 2012 Summer Olympics took root two and a half years ago when she broke her leg in a kite-sur“ng accident.Ž I spent six weeks with my leg up, resting and recovering,Ž she explains. I wanted to prove to myself that I could come back from this injury stronger than ever, so I set myself the challenge of a lifetime to try and qualify for London 2012. Once I got all the paperwork through for my Lucian citizenship, I started training harder than ever, using both laser sailing and kite-sur“ng to get stronger, faster and “tter.Ž Last fall, in the run up to the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia, in December, Lygoe trained especially rigorously. She sailed out in Rodney Bay, where she could choose to train in ”at water or go out into the channel in the waves and kite-surfed in Cas en Bas where she owns a kite school. Then she ”ew to Australia. During the Championships I hiked my guts out and put every bit of energy I could into the racing,Ž Lygoe explains. Racing in the laser class is tough. A one-design class means that when youre mid-”eet every mark rounding is a scrap with at least ten other boats!Ž Lygoe ultimately “nished in Perth 62nd out of 102 boats. The heart breaking fact was “nishing as the 30th nation, when only the top 29 nations gained Olympic quali“cation,Ž she says. Being so close to my dream and missing out by only one spot has proved to me that I can sail faster, so at present I am back home training harder than ever.Ž Next up, Lygoe will head to the Laser Radial World Championships in Germany in May. She hopes to gain one of the last nine slots available for this summers Games. What would it mean to her to actually sail in the Olympics? It would be a dream come true,Ž she says. I have the full backing and support of the St Lucia Olympic Committee, who are helping me with funding and without whose help all of this would not be possible. When I compete abroad, I proudly ”y St Lucias ”ag on my sail and feel honored to represent our island.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Beth Lygoe chasing the Olympic dream


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92 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Brokerage FOR SALE 5 ZEGO SPORT BOAT CATAMARAN 68feet plus : tohatsu 78hp two stroke electric start ready to operate locate in st marteen 7:888O contact chepamor7;@yahoo5com or phone 8:K8 ??>997 24FT BOSTON WHALER OUTRAGE twin 698hp Mercury two stroke outboards< ?887< ;98hrs< VHF< outrigL gers< 7 deep sea fishing rods and reels< bow sunLbed< well maintained asking price USO >85888 lift storage Wolly Harbor< Zntigua drpbell@me5com :>:5;865?=>K FOR SALE GLACIER BAY 26-60 CENTER CONSOL 2004 excellent conditions< full electronics< windlass trailer5 Yamahas 698hp > strokes >98hrs5 Call Zlex ;=;L:>?L>78; FOR SALE 99/08 SEA RAY 310 SUNDANCER Full mechanical restorL ation in ?88=< brand new< cleanest engine bay in V5I5 NewA MerCruisers< generL ator< central air< refrigerator bottom paint< killer stereo flat panel TV]^V^5 Flawless mechanical condition5 Call Max ;;8L>87L=;:85 PriceA O=9<888588 SNORKLE/DIVE/CHARTER BOAT, Great opportunity to start your business anywhere in Puerto \ico or the USVI< tomorrow` Zll licenses and permits for Puerto \ico 7: ft< USCG certified for ?9 passengers5 New USCG CXI< New Powerboats Powerboats Powerboats SailboatsContinued on page 94 Cummins ^iesel< O668<888< Contact Greg Qorwek< ;=;L7=7L9;86 SPORTFISHER POST MARINE 42 1981 L?x >68 hp ^etroit WH^:;6< mechanical restauration ?8685 FuelA ?88gal5 ? cabins FlybridgeL Vhf ] depth Sounder ] \adar ] Gps chartplotter ] autopilot ] electrical windlass 7 Solar panL els< wind generator< Inverter5 Gen K Q[L Xut riggers available5 Zsking USO668 88 LSaint Martin F[I catayan@hotmail5fr ALBIN 43 TRAWLER, 7 cabin< ? head ? repowered with Rehmans ?;9hp< fiberglass fuel tankL9?88 or superbm@prtc5net HATTERAS43 DOUBLE C 1974, detroit :;6n low hours8<888 obo ready to travel`` mariosail tranL quilein@yahoo5com LEOPARD 47 POWERCAT L ?88K Model … Xwners Version< Never Chartered ?:8 Hp Volvo ^> Turbo ^iesel Engines … incredible fuel effiL ciency` \aymarine E6?8 Chartplotter< \aymarine >k[ ^igital \adar< KQw Northern Rights Genset< Rong \ange [iFi< Underwater RE^s< RC^ TVs< Z]C< [asher]^ryer< Electric toilets5 www5leopardpowercat5com O:98<8885 BVI Rocation5 1992 SUNSEEKER SUPERHAWK Comfortable and fast 98 ft5 Express withA Man ^iesels @;88 hp each< twin disc transmissions@ 659 to6< Zrneson surface drives< >? mph cruise]>= top< bow thruster< Northern Rights gen set< airLconditioned fwd5 aft staterooms< full galley< head with shower< flat screen TV and stereo< full instrumentation< sat nav< spare set of props< 788 gal5 fuel]688 water5 O?88<888L TXX GXX^ TX BE T\UE{ BERIEVE IT` arthur halpern ?9?L?>KL;?KK 1973 35 CORONADO SLOOP, good shape5 O69<8885 GXX^ live aboardLlots of room Photos and more info available upon request5 Boat is in Puerto \ico twinds676@yahoo5com ;=;L>=>L;;7; J27, PIRATE GIRL FOR $9750 Fast< beautiful and in great condition Comes with wireless instruments< 66 sails and trailer for storage Motivated Seller` Rocated on St Thomas Contact Captain ^ave at ?>=L9:7L9>67 or captL dave@fairwindsailing5com 2010 28 DAY CHARTER CATAMARAN. Custom ?= x 6> lightLweight minimalist live aboard Dbunks< galL ley< headJ5 Seating for=L685 ? almost new Honda 98s D>8 hrsJ5 Trailer5 Rying Culebra< P\5 O7:888]offer5 Call QirkL D;=;J >79L87=; J-29 SWEETNESSŽ GREAT SHAPE, navy w] white bottom5 New interior including teak sole< head< bunks which remove for racing5 K5K Yamaha on bracket5 Z great boat to race or cruise O67<9885885 In St5 Thomas call55557>8L KK=LK>765 EL mail clark5pw@gmail5com 30 SAILBOAT, FBRGLASS, SPARKMAN & S, built 6K;7< diesel< roller furling6 7;7? 1992 fast motor cruiser. Twin MTU 8V 183TE, 645 hp, 1,100 hours. 15kw Westerbeke genset, watermaker, a/c, bow thruster. 3 cabins/two heads. Big salon, re“tted galley. Big ”ybridge. Excellent cond. Great family boat/live aboard. Based Grenada. US$245,000 E:mail: phillthomas@hotmail.co.uk or (473) 449 9537 FOR SALE SEA RAY 550 SEDAN BRIDGE 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 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 I N 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 We love boats!Apply to info@grenadamarine.com Grenada Marine is the largest boatyard on Grenada www.grenadamarine.com 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. $125,000 TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? BELIEVE IT! 1992 SUNSEEKER SUPERHAWK 260 Hp Volvo D4 Turbo Diesel Engines… incredible fuel ef“ciency! 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APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 93 Brokerage 49 1984 Amiet Type Embrun Steel US$40,000 1979 42 Pearson US$88,500 68 1990 Custom Aluminium Cutter US$950,000 MONOHULLS 24 2007 Tes 720 ......................................................reduced to US$40,000 30 1984 Carter 30 ....................................................reduced to US$25,000 32 1978 Rival MDC .....................................................................US$35,000 32 1996 Silverton (priced for quick sale) ...............................US$42,000 34 1978 Steel Sloop (ROB) .......................................................US$30,000 36 1977 Roberts Home Built (located in Barbados) ...............US$40,000 37 1979 CSY ...............................................................................US$65,000 37 1979 Fisher 37..........................................................UK Sterling 50,000 37 2006 Hallberg Rassy ..........................................................US$359,000 37.6 1987 Topaz ............................................................................US$85,000 38 1997 Beneteau ....................................................................US$100,000 38 2005 Van de Staadt Seal ......................................................US$70,000 39 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .........................reduced to US$70,000 40 1981 Divorne Steel ..............................................................US$50,000 42 1979 Pearson ........................................................................US$88,500 42 1983 Panoceanic ...................................................................US$89000 42 1986 Endeavour ....................................................................US$98,000 43 1985 Gitana .........................................................................US$115,000 44 1990 Jeanneau Sun Magic ...................................................US$85,000 45 1998 Peterson cutter ......................................................... US$189,999 45 1999 Passport a/c 44 ..........................................................US$365,000 46 1988 Comet 460 ..................................................................US$136,000 46 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ............................US$329,000 48 1981 Viva Nautica ...............................................................US$148,500 48 1985 Amel ..............................................................................US$65,000 51 1986 Beneteau ...................................................................US$225,000 51 1989 Beneteau (owners version) .....................................US$145,000 55 1979 Herreshoff Marco Polo .............................................US$170,000 55 1998 Zerft Motor Sailer (must sell!!!) .................................US$40,000 68 1990 Custom Aluminium Cutter ........................................US$950,000 72 1990 Custom Aluminium Cutter ........................................US$699,000 MULTI-HULLS 33 1988 Dean Ocean Comber ..................................................US$110,000 34 1980 Wharram Tangaroa ......................................................US$20,000 46 2006 Tika Sailing Cat............................................................EU138,000 48 1989 Privelege ......................................................................EU250,0002007 24 Tes 720 reduced to US$40,000 1984 30 Carter 30 reduced to US$25,000 email: mail@peakeyachts.com T:868 634 4420/4427 (ext 105) 150 TON TRAVELIFT 55 Angel Cockpit Motor Yacht, 1986 Twin cats< twin gens< ? cabin< ? head Flybridge< tower< cockpit< swim platform O698<888 42 Tayana Vancouver Center Cockpit, 1982 ? stateroom< ? head< complete galley New Yanmar ?868< dinghy davits OK8<888 40 Cabo Rico Cutter, 1999 Clean low hour yacht ready to sail away Complete cruising gear< must see O?:9<888 35 Compac Sloop, 2004 |uality one owner boat< low hours Upsized engine< full canvas< davits more O6?9<888 52 Tayana aft cockpit cutter, 1990 ? stateroom< ? head owners layout Complete cruising gear< bring offer O6KK<888 46 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer Hardtop, 2001 Twin Cummins< genset< a]c< full galley Clean boat priced for immediate sell O??K Baltic … High performance cruiser< semiLcustom interior< offers 555555555O?KK<888 >K ?887 Bavaria … Xriginal owner< never chartered< 7 cabin 7 head 555555555555555O6K9<888 >= 6K;8 Hughes … Classic S_S yawl< solid F\P hull< requires refitting 555555555555O>6<888 >; 6K=6 Ta ChaioLCT … Center Cockpit performance cruiser< offers55555555555555555O;K<888 >> 6K:; Ruders … Classic Naval yawl< perfect for daysail charter 5555555555555555555O;9<888 >? ?886 Cabo \ico … Fully equipped cutter ready to sail away 55555555555555555555555O?K9<888 >6 6K;: Morgan Xut Island … Perkins diesel< perfect liveaboard< offers55555555555O7K<888 >? 6K=K Endeavour … Center cockpit< two cabin < two head< genset< a]c 55555555O66K<888 >8 6KK= Beneteau … Center Cockpit< furling mainsail< super clean 55555555555555555O68=<888 >8 6KK> Beneteau >89 … New engine 8:< new rigging 8=< new sails 8KL68 55555O;9<888 7= 6K;= Van de Stadt … Steel passage maker< new sails< 89 engine more 555O:K<888 7? 6KK: Catalina 7?8 L New sails and Profurl ?88=< huge cockpit< offers 55555555O>K<888 7? 6K;9 [est Sail … Proven passage maker< loaded with gear< sail away 5555555O>K<888 POWER :9 6KKK Viking [ide Body Motor Yacht … twin GMs< dual helm< tender 555555555O7K9<888 >: ?888 Wefferson Marlago … 7 cabin< twin Cats< priced for immediate sell 55555O669<888 >? ?88> Sea \ay >?8 … Twin Yanmars< genset< professionally maintained 55555O?78<888 >? 6K=> Thomas Passenger Vessel … CXI for ?8 pax< 988 hp5 Yanmar 5555555555O6;9<888 >8 6KKK Tiara Hardtop … Twin cats< ? cabin< fully equipped< dinghy 5555555555555555O6=9<888 7= 6K:; Camcraft … Zluminum crew boat< completely refit in ?88? 555555555555555555O98<888 7> ?88> Mainship Pilot … Twin Yanmars < genset< full cabin< hardtop 55555555555555O6:9<888 ?K ?888 Intrepid L Twin Yamahas< quality boat ideal for the islands 55555555555555555O:9<888 ?: 6K=9 Shamrock … Center console< custom top< ?88 hp5 Perkins diesel 5555555O79<888 ?> ?88= Seaway … ^owneast runabout < Yamaha w]>8 hrs< cuddy cabin 555555555O;=<988 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


94 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Brokerage Sailboats Sailboats Sailboats SailboatsJENNEAU ARCADIA 30Ž 1985 VERY GOOD CONDITION. Yanmar ^iesel ?|M< standing rigging all done in ?868< asymetric spinnaker with sock< roller furling< lazy jacks< ? vhf< flat screen 6KŽ tv< GPS< auto pilot< swim plataform with stairs< new motor mounts< and much more5 US ?95888 XBX Boat is in Puerto \ico ximenaberL nard@yahoo5ca ;=;L>>9>K?9 BOMBAY CLIPPER 31 YANMAR 7ym78hp< cruise equipted< auto pilot< depth< gps< >anchors }chain< manuel windlass< mooring in christian hbr5 O?>k offers catrio7:@yahoo5com 7>8 ?>> >699 VENERABLE SCHOONER PENELOPE, 34 COWHORN, shipwright skills needed5 Tancook rig< weatherly< strip planked< Gomier D^ominican hardL woodJ< sound hull sheathed and freL quent winner Foxys [5B5\5 since 6K;75 Specious interior< owner built St5 Wohn VI O?8<8885 schoonereast@yahoo5com 35 FT SAILING SLOOP, Fully equiL ped5 New Main sail< Selling vessel with all required licenses for : pax charter~ USCG< P\ tourism< Great opportunity to charter for the cruise ships in San Wuan or Six pack sailing off of Fajardo5 O?K<8885 Contact Greg Qorwek< ;=;L 7=7L9;86 PROUT SNOWGOOSE 35FT CATAMARAN FOR SALE. ?866 refit < new L batteries< upholsteryK<888 EmailL byrne@tstt5net5tt WILD CARD, OUR HIGHLY MODIFIED AND STRENGTHENED 1978 HUGHES 38, will complete her second circumnavigation in the Caribbean during ^ecember ?866L LLand is offered for quick sale at O7K dble]? bath 5 Perfect condition5 solar>87 or hnizard@yahoo5com FOR SALE. CS 40 TONY CASTRO DESIGN. 6K=K shoal draft< new blade< main good5 Perkins >68= diesel5 all new rigging and furler 5bimini< some new upholstery5 ? head layout5 located in Zntigua Zsking us >8<8885885 contact tom at tomcatant@hotmail5com or ?:=L >:?L8?76 FORMULA 40 CATAMARAN SOMAŽ. 9Ltime Fastest Zround the Island trophy winner at Heineken \egatta5 North carbon sails< new daggerboards< many other upgrades5 Fastest is fun5 O678k5 Rying in Tortola5 996L>=?L9986 or somasailing@ yahoo5com MODERN CLASSIC SWAN 41 NO.17 OF 1974. S_S design Nautor yard5 New main ^oyle and North genoas 6?9< K8 many other sails Fourth owner since new68=5 \ib<^yer dink ? o]bs >K> ;7K: 1983 MORGAN OUTISLAND 416. US O:8<8885 Very comfortable< ideal Caribbean cruising boat in excellent condition and ready to go sailing5 Shoal draft allows you to where othL ers cannot5 Contact Hans Rammers< Zntigua D?:=J ;?8L;?;8< or lammers@ candw5ag BLUE OCEAN 42 : 1984 PREMIUM ALUMINUM SAILBOAT Hurricane survivor Hugo L St5 Croix< Zndrew L Bahamas 6KK? 5 Rots of extras and spare parts5 Zft cockpit conversion to center5 Continued from page 92 O ur highly modi“ed and strengthened 1978 Hughes 38 will complete her second circumnavigation in the Caribbean during December 2011„ and is offered for quick sale at $39,900 Extensive inventory. Offshore ready. Meet us in a dinghy with the cash as we sail by, and your next stop could be Panama. Contact fatty@fattygoodlander.com Wild Card Zsking O>?<888588]best offer5 contact 789 ??7 >8?9 < janzachtaz@yahoo5com ENDEAVOUR 43 KETCH FOR SALE during ?86? in English harbour Zntigua5See yacht site5 cedarclose5 com]yacht CSY 44 FOR SALE. [alk over< 9 draft standard mast< 6K;K locatL ed in Fajardo< P\5 Zntifouled Nov5 ?866< EngineL >L69>< reLbuilt 6688 hrs< ?88> sails in great condition5 ZB Zlum \IB5 Many extras< needs instruL ments5 Solid boat5 O:=<9885 Brokers welcome5 robin@maleconhouse5net< 6 ;=; ;>6L8::7 44 JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 1992. Xwners version< 7 cabins< ? heads5 Separate owners cabin with enLsuite head to stb5< shower to port5 Xne owner5 Cutter rigged< removL able stay5 In mast furling5 In Zntigua5 Zsking USO=9<888 EmailA yachtforL sale>>@gmail5com httpA]]www5theyL achtmarket5com]boatsearchresults5 aspx{seller6;96= SELLING A 52 FT DAY CHARTER SAILING CAT HERE IN ANTIGUA. Boat is currently registered to carry >K passengers5 Twin yanmar ;9 hp engines running well after recent rebuild5 The boat is ready to make money for you if put in the right market5 US O698<8885 Call ?:= ;?9 ;?:7 for more info5


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98 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Marketplace Dive Antigua W.I.Bigger Boat Better PriceWWW.EXTREMEMARINESCUBA.COM(268) 725-7777 Huge Online Nautical Bookstore with over 3000 titles www.seaworthy.com Extensive information on cruising in the Bahamas & Caribbean on our web site, including: Customs & Immigration Regional Weather Real-time Caribbean Cultures Hurricane Tracking History Marina Information Safety & Security 20% off web site orders! Use coupon code Adventure High School A full Boarding High School Program ashore & at sea. Individualized Study Programs: 1 month Leadership Training, 3 month Tutoring Programs & full High School Education resulting in a Diploma. Full Business School with hands-on training while running real business' with skilled professionals. Education that prepares you for life should be an ADVENTURE!www.AdventureHighSchool.org Within the USA (800) 927-9503 From the Caribbean (727) 798-1099 Aquadoc Marine Services LimitedTel/Fax: (284) 494 0305 Cell: (284) 496 7643 aquadocmarine@surfbvi.com P.O. Box 281, Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola, BVI / 409 St John, 00831, USVIProjects, Re“ts, Mechanical, Electrical, Refrigeration, Airconditioning, Outboard… Repairs, Servicing & Installation and more Serving the British Virgin Islands for over 20 yearsŽSales and Repairs on: FREE DELIVERY SERVICE Purcell Estate, Tortola, BVI Tel: (284) 494-4529 Fax: 495-1833 Emergency: (284) 340-4253 Email: alsmarine@surfbvi.com and Fittings Parts Supplies Quality Service is our businessŽLower Estate, Tortola, BVI Tel: (284) 494-3883 Fax: 495-3884 Emergency: (284) 340-4253 Email: alsmarine@surfbvi.com

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APRIL 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 101 Marketplace SERVING THE CARIBBEAN SINCE 1973PARTS&POWER STARTER & ALTERNATORS 12 VOLTS, 10 TOOTH 3.6Kw PART# 2873155 / 2873A027 / S115 Regular Price: $2,000 12 VOLTS, 90 AMPS PART# 35361 / 66021535 Regular Price: $656 24 VOLTS, 60 AMPS PART# 35362, 66021532 Regular Price: $652 NOW$460 !! NOW$289 !! NOW$398 !!OFFER VALID WHILE STOCK LAST, SO ACT SOON!! Tel: 340-779-1660 Cell: 340-513-1660 E-mail: yachts@islands.vi Compass Point Marina 6300 Estate Frydenhoj, Suite 28 St. Thomas, USVI 00802-1411 St. Thomas Yacht Sales St. Thomas Yacht Sales DEALER, DISTRIBUTOR, PARTS & SERVICE

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104 ALLATSEA.NET APRIL 2012 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning THE DISHBY CAPN JAN ROBINSONReturning from Antigua aboard M/V Huntress I was fortunate enough to be able to interview their chef Tim MacDonald … winner of the Antigua Culinary Contest … Concours de Chefs, for yachts over 160ft. Here is a quick recipe that Tim prepared for the crew … delicious!TUNA STEAKS WITH BLOOD ORANGE SALADPrep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 8 minutes. Serves: 6 6 (6 oz) tuna steaks 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning Moroccan spice blend BLOOD ORANGE SALAD: 6 Sliced Blood Oranges Bunch of asparagus, BBQ and rested 1 pomegranate, pluced of all its seeds 6 shredded Belgian Endives Preheat two griddle pans till they are hot. Rub the Old Bay seasoning into the tuna steaks. Have a glass of wine. Place all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Place the salad onto a large oval platter. Place the tuna steaks onto the griddles and quickly sear for one minute on each side being careful to turn every 30 seconds to achieve a crisscross pattern. Place on top of the salad and serve!BLUE CHEESE STUFFED DATES WRAPPED IN BACONPrep time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 40 minutes. Serves: 20 10 oz sliced bacon, cut in half 10 oz pitted dates 2-1/2 oz blue cheese Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Slice dates in half and open them up. Pinch off pieces of blue cheese and place them into the center of the dates. Close the dates and wrap a half-slice of bacon around the outside. Secure each one with a toothpick. Arrange in a baking dish. Bake 20 minutes then turn dates over and cook 20 minutes more for even cooking or until the bacon is crisp.RADISHES WITH TARRAGON BEURRE BLANCPrep time: 15 minutes. Serves: 6 1/4 cup minced shallot 3/4 stick (6 Tbsp) cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons 1/2 cup dry white wine In a small heavy saucepan over moderately low heat, melt 1 tbsp butter and cook shallot stirring, until softened. Add wine and boil until liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Reduce heat to low and whisk in remaining 5 Tbsp butter, 1 piece at a time, lifting pan occasionally to cool mixture and adding each piece of butter before previous one has completely melted. Whisk in lemon juice, tarragon, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve Beurre Blanc in a separate dish with radishes and salt.CHOCOLATE EARL GREY CAKEPrep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 50. Serves: 10 6 Earl Grey tea bags or 2 Tbsp losse Earl Grey 1 cup water cup (1 stick) butter) 3 eggs 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled Preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C). Coat an 8-cup ”uted tube pan with cooking spray. Brew the tea in the water 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or strain the leaves and set the brewed tea aside. Using a mixer, beat the butter, eggs, and granulated sugar until ”uffy. Blend in the chocolate. Beat in the ”our, baking soda, baking powder, salt, yogurt, and brewed tea. Pour into a pan. Bake 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out with a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Turn out of pan and cool. Dust with confectioners sugar. Capt. Jan Robinson holds certi“cates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Ritz Cooking School, and the Cordon Bleu. Her Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Or visit www.shiptoshoreINC. com email CapJan@aol.com or call (cell): 704-277-6521 and mention All at Sea to receive a discount. A HAPPY CREW 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups all-purpose ”our 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder tsp kosher salt cup plain yogurt Confectioners sugar 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon 30 whole radishes (preferably with tops) Coarse sea salt 1 bunch Italian parsley leaves 12 pitted black Kalamata olives 1 red Spanish onion, “nely sliced in circles on a mandolin Pickled lemon threads 6 roasted proscuitto slices, scrunched up 18 roasted walnut halves cup exra virgin olive oil