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6 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Editors Log On completing my rst Atlantic crossing, I strutted around the waterfront bars of Martinique like Jack the Lad. With a glass of rhum agricole in hand and half a dozen under my belt I regaled everyone with tales of my daring, my head inated to the size of a harbor tugs mooring buoy. The bragging went on for days until I found myself at a table in a rundown backstreet bar with a group of weary delivery skippers who were comparing stories. Some of the guys had competed 20 or more Atlantic crossings, most had crisscrossed the Pacic a dozen times and a few had sailed around Cape Horn. It was a humbling experience and the metaphoric slap I needed to bring me back to earth. Over the next few years I became involved in the yacht delivery business, rst as crew and then as skipper, and my respect for this band of seagoing brothers grew. Delivering a well-found yacht at the right time of year is a joy. You get paid for doing the thing you love going to sea. Unfortunately the delivery business has its villains and more often than not, its the yacht owner. During my delivery days, I would turn up at a dock only to find a wreck of a boat in which the owner would not go to sea but was quite happy to hand over to a delivery crew. Ive had owners scurry away before we could inspect the boat, knowing full well it was unsafe and I would insist he spend money on it to put it right. One yacht was so decrepit that I told the owner to find another delivery crew. He told me he would tell everyone I was a coward and make sure I never worked in the business again. Another boat I delivered for a new owner had a dodgy mainsail that blew out south of Bermuda. I spent 24-hours unpicking the yachts bimini and then handstitched the main back together using the bimini as a giant patch. While this was going on the mate was busy changing fuel filters, about one every two hours, because the diesel in the tanks was contaminated. (We had asked the original owner why there were so many spare fuel filters onboard and he had lied.) In Bermuda, the sailmaker said the sail was so rotten it was virtually beyond hope but he did his best to make a repair. We stuck with the boat and completed the delivery. The new owner blamed the old owner for the state of the sail; the old owner blamed the new owners surveyor. Neither wanted to pay the delivery crew. Gary E. Brown, Editor A posh yacht I delivered through horrible weather with a sick crew was the one that made me rethink my career. I was working through an agency. It was the trip from hell and the boat, although smart, had been used and abused. The owner met us on the dock in upstate New York and was delighted that we had completed the delivery in one piece and on time. His wife wasnt as happy. She complained to the agency who later subtracted $500 from our fee because she found breadcrumbs in the knife and fork drawer. I have friends who make their living, and have done for years, as delivery skippers. They are out in all weathers moving boats that are often tired and even dangerous. They send me messages from all over the world as they go quietly about their business on great waters. May they live long and prosper. In this edition, Carol Bareuther takes a look at whats new in and around Caribbean boatyards (page 42). Although the world is facing tough economic times, our marine industry continues to invest in the future. New boat hoists, new drydocks, improved marinas and yard facilities, all with a nod to advances in technology. Theres never been a better time to cruise the Caribbean. Everything a yacht needs is available. Now, if we can get a grip on prices and reduce the bureaucratic nonsense Delivering a well-found yacht at the right time of year is a joy. You get paid for doing the thing you love going to sea. UNSUNG HEROES
8 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 FEATURES 42 CARIBBEAN BOATYARD UPDATE More Choice Than Ever Before COVER SHOT: A trimaran sits in the Subbase Drydock, Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas | Photo: Dean BarnesTHIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE 26 September 2012 DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITORS LOG12 WHERE IN THE WORLD?14 CARIBBEAN NEWS15 EVENT CALENDAR16 YACHT CLUB NEWS18 SAILING HUMOR Big Boats and Bigger Fools Simulator26 OUR NATURAL WORLD Blennies of Bonaire30 FISHING Fa-La-Me Wins Bahamas Billsh Championship VI Game Fishing Club Open Billsh Tournament Spellbound Wins Seventeenth Caicos Classic36 TIPS & TRICKS TLC for a Faithful Friend40 RACING CIRCUIT Firecracker 500 Regatta 76 ISLAND REAL ESTATE GUIDE78 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE88 MARKETPLACE94 SPONSOR DIRECTORY96 CARIBBEAN DINING Keep the Galley Cool with These Easy Grilling Dishes Continued on page 10PHOTO BY CHUCK SHIPLEY
10 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN 12 MAP49 PUERTO RICO Snipe Junior National Championships51 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Subbase Drydock Launches New & Improved Drydocks Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta 55 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Leverick Bay Dinghy Poker Run Wins for Charity Hiho Introduces Painkiller Thriller Premiers Cup Youth Regatta60 ST. MAARTEN/ST. MARTIN Junior Sailor Prole: Sint Maartens Rhne Findlay Publisher: CHRIS KENNAN email@example.com Editorial Director: GARY BROWN firstname.lastname@example.org Art Director : AMY KLINEDINST email@example.com Advertising: Caribbean Sales GUY PHOENIX firstname.lastname@example.org Southeast US Sales KAREN TORTORIELLO email@example.com Advertising Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Accounting, Subscriptions: email@example.com Owned and Published by Kennan Holdings, LLC 382 NE 191st Street #32381 Miami, Florida 33179-3899 phone (410) 929-2248 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 September 2012 63 ST. BARTHLEMY Captain Martin Jennett 64 ANTIGUA Historic English Harbour 68 CARRIACOU Carriacou Marine71 PANAMA A New Boatyard in Bocas del ToroRESOURCES 72 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 74 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS 56PHOTO: TODD VANSICKLE
12 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGE WHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS, ADRIAN AND JOSE AND THANKS FOR READING ALL ATSEA During a weeks vacation, kayaking at Fulladoza Bay, Culebra, Adrian Munoz and his dad Jose put all activities on hold to read their favorite magazine. Send us a picture of you reading All At Sea and you may win a free subscription. We will select one winner a month. Please send images & your information to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: 382 NE 191st Street #32381, Miami, Florida, 33179-3899. PAGE 49 Snipe Junior National Championships: Victory for Puerto Ricos Raul Rios and Manuel Inserni P S C f o r a n d Read what you love ...all the time, any time! Subscribe to ALL AT SEA Prices starting at $29.95.www.allatsea.net email@example.com
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 13 CaribbeanSeaBonaire Montserrat U.S. Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Anguilla St.Maarten/St.Martin St.Barthelemy Guadeloupe Tobago Trinidad St. Vincent & Bequia The Grenadines St. Lucia St. Kitts & Nevis Martinique Grenada Dominic a Barbados Barbuda Antigua Puerto Rico Carriacou Marie-Galante St. Eustatius U.S.V.I. B.V.I. PAGE 63 Captain Martin Jennet: At the Helm of Scaramouche M PAGE 68 Carriacou Marine: Cocooning P A Ca Coc o
14 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Caribbean News CARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD Abandoned vessels under scrutinyFRENCH SAINT MARTIN Mtimer, the French Marine Trades Association, met in July to discuss the number of abandoned vessels and wrecks littering the Simpson Bay Lagoon. At least 25 wrecks have been identied on the French side of the Lagoon and Mtimer say they would like to see them removed. With peak hurricane season aproaching, Lagoon watchers say they are concerned the abandoned wrecks may drift during a storm, causing pollution, damaging property and endangering lives. Virgintino publishes latest cruising guidesFreeCruisingGuides.com has announced that A Cruising Guide to the Lesser Antilles a three volume work by Frank Virgintino, is now available for download. The guides cover the Virgin Islands in Volume I; the Leeward Islands in Volume II; and the Windward Islands in Volume III. The three volumes taken together comprise over 620 pages drawn from more than 40 years of cruising the Lesser Antilles by the author. To download all three volumes free as PDF les, visit: www.freecruisingguides com. International Rolex RegattaThe Notice of Race is out and the website is up for the Fortieth International Rolex Regatta (IRR) to be held March 21st 24th 2013. We are welcoming new supporters on board including Captain Morgan Rum and Moorings / Sunsail who will supply us with a committee boat, said St Thomas Yacht Club Manager Bill Caneld, adding this is very exciting news. The regatta will also be welcoming charter boats to sail this year, an IRR rst.The regatta is looking for volunteers to head up committees and get the ball rolling. Were hoping to make the 40th the best ever, Canfield said. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Island Global Yachting Marinas environmentally sound Island Global Yachting (IGY) Marinas announces the granting of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) Clean Marina Award to its three marinas in the Yacht Haven Grande Collection.
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16 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Yacht Club News YACHT CLUB NEWS SHARE YOUR HAPPENINGS WITH THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY St. Croixs Captain Nick to be honored at International RegattaNick Castruccio, founder and promoter of the St. Croix International Regatta, is the honoree at the twentieth anniversary this November. The inspiration of one St. Croix sailor, Nick had the foresight to get this regatta off the ground. With the help of fellow sailor and businessman Rob Armstrong, they secured Mumm Champagne as the rst sponsor. The rst Mumms Cup Regatta in October 1992 was a three-day event with 69 boats competing. Peter Holmberg of Team Heineken was the overall winner and received his weight in Mumm Champagne. A Tradition was born! After Mumm withdrew in 1999, the local Innovative Companies stepped up as the main sponsor and Cruzan Rum became the beverage of choice, with the overall winning skipper received his weight in rum instead of champagne. Captain Castruccio has raced in most every St Croix Yacht Club annual regatta since its inception. For the rst two years, he helped run the race committee and made sure things ran smoothly. My most memorable moment, say Castruccio, came during that rst regatta in 1992, when I saw over 50 spinnakers coming downwind. I said to one of my committee members, Look what we started! At 86, this tough sailor is still going strong and plans to race his beloved 32-year-old J30, Annick in November. Asked how he was preparing for the upcoming regatta, Castruccio said, I plan to have Annick hauled and get that bottom cleaned! Youth sailing has always been Castruccios focus and many young sailors at the St. Croix Yacht Club have beneted greatly from his sailing knowledge. Annick named for his late wife Ann (Ann Nick get it?) has always been raced by a crew of young sailors, often their rst big boat racing experience. For the past decade, his passion has been the Frederiksted Community Boating Program (FCB), a nonprot sailing program located on the west end of St Croix which teaches local kids to sail. Due to economic conditions affecting St. Croix, the regatta organizing committee cancelled the annual regatta in February 2012. Later in the month, the Club held their AGM and a new board was elected, bringing with it members whose top priority was to revive the race in time to celebrate its twentieth anniversary. The St. Croix International Regatta will take place November 9th 11th 2012. Registration and the traditional Cruzan Rum party are on Thursday November 8th. Dock space is available on the Club T-dock, on a rst come rst serve basis. Nearby condos are available for just $50 a night. United States Customs and Border Protection will be on site on Thursday afternoon with expedited clearance for our down island competitors. There are live bands all weekend and registration is only $100 for three days of racing. New this year the winning skipper will receive his weight in rum for ALL Classes with seven or more boats! Full details can be found at: www.stcroixyc.com Captain Nick Castruccio (left) receiving his 3rd Community Service Award from Commodore Charlie Fischer at the 2012 St. Croix Yacht Club Commodores Ball
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18 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012BIG BOATS AND BIGGER FOOLS BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDERSailing Humor I have a confession to make, dear reader. The last few years Ive been able to afford the boat I owned. I know, I knowthats almost unheard of! Even stranger, after 23-years of ownership and 80,000 + blissful ocean miles sailed, I still loved and respected and admired my vessels wholesome S&S design. Best of all was the fact that, during the course of two leisurely circumnavigations of the planet Earth, Id gured out how to sail her properly. So, there was only one thing to doput her on the market and buy a different vessel one that I couldnt afford, didnt know how to sail, and might never love. This is exactly what I didlord, help me! And I didnt just buy a bigger boat, I purchased a craft that is 2.5 times heavier (and more trouble) than my previous one! during the worst economic times since, well, the Great Flood. Why? Masochism, mostly. A touch of self-hatred. A dash of foolishness. A pinch of self-loathing. Oh, and theres the personal vanity thingy as well. My wife and I have been having a ball going around to all our old snottie-yottie friends who used to lord it over us aboard their plush 42ft vessels, and saying stuff like, how can you live on such a little thing? I meanit must be like lying down in cofn! only one shower? my wife Carolyn will sniff. That is such a shame as Im sure you both get dirty. no watermaker? Ill chime in, grinning with meanspirited happiness. I mean, dont all the undiluted rum Poor fat empty pockets
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20 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012drinks rot your liver? no hot water atall? Carolyn will ask, feigning shock. My, my the drug-addled homeless in America have it better, am I right? Ah, the joys of moving up in the yachting world! Everything is bigger concerning my new boatexcept my bank account, which is vastly smaller. Yes, it is a funny thing about perspective. I was thrilled to learn that the previous owner had (just prior to my purchase) paid as much for some fancy do-dads as I paid for his entire boatnot realizing at this point such frivolous spending was mandatory. My previous boat was a sloop. It only had one mast. It sailed fast and close to the wind. My new boat is a ketch. It has two masts. It does not sail fast nor close to the wind. Why? thats the catch of the ketch! chuckled my aging, hopelessly off-the-pace designer. The mizzen mast adds, as everyone knows, extra windage and weight aloftboth of which are major negatives. Thus, you end up going slower while heading lower. Amazing, eh? But what is the advantage ? I asked. A ketch costs more, he admitted. And is more difcult to trim. Then I will just toss away the mizzen, I said deantly, and be done with it! not so fast, said the designer. Theres a lot of ying-and-yang in yacht design. You cant just change one thingtheyre all interconnected. Besides, you dont even use the mizzen off the wind as it just slews you around. And it is useless upwind because it gets back-winded by the mainsail. So there you have it in a nutshellthe glories of the modern ketch rig! That was my first inkling that owning and operating a larger boat would require more time, talent, energy, and money than beforefor no logical, understandable reason. But the whole keep or discard the mizzen mast debate became moot when I realized that the mizzen spar was actually there solely to support the wind generator. I didnt even know I had a wind generator at rst. I thought a 747 passenger jet was crashing into my aft cabin. I mean it was LOUD! The whole boat shook. I dashed outsidethinking that a huge jet plane was nose-diving into my boat at the same moment as she was experiencing a major earthquake Silly me. It was only my AIR wind generator responding to a ve knot gust. Whoever designed the AIR wind generator must have been a frustrated siren designerwith little chance to practice his chosen craft. Once again, my facile designer piped up with the explanation. remember how I told you that everything aboard a well-found vessel was interrelated? he said as he began to smugly pontificate once again. Well, this is a perfect example! You see, he continued, sound waves are just like ocean wavesthey have a length and height and breadth. Knowing thisusing itand imaginatively playing with the numbers a clever yacht designer such as myself is able to make the aft cabin resonate just like a guitar body or violin to amplify the grating sound of the wind generator well beyond human endurance. So thats why wind generators exist? To drive yachties out of their aft cabins? Mostly, admitted my designer. It surely isnt to generator electricityas almost every marine wind gen says, either there isnt enough windor you should shut it down because of too much breeze. Ah, youre right, I laughed. Too true! I used to have a unit which operated efciently between 18.750 knots and 18.820 knots of windbut not in lower or higher breezes. Exactly, the designer smiled. Because, if the truth be known, most wind generator manufactures plow all their prots back into solar! Tsk, tsk! I said. In fact, most wind generators are protable only because they are subsidized by the major sailmakers. Huh? I said, sensing an entirely new angle. Oh, yeah, said the designer. It is an open secret in the industry. Heres what happensketch owners can, on average, only tote their mizzen masts around for ve years or so before they are overwhelmed with the desire to make them pay. And, since ketches are traditionally so under canvassed as to be slower than jelly sheven the dumbest of owners know that they need more sail area. Thus, they purchase a new expensive mizzen staysaila very delicate, very colorful sail which gets torn to shreds by the wind generator within minutes of being launched! My designer wasnt the only marine industry member amused by my 2.5-times-more-expensive plight. Even my Sailing Humor I didnt even know I had a wind generator at rst. I thought a 747 passenger jet was crashing into my aft cabin. I mean it was LOUD! The whole boat shook. I dashed outsidethinking that a huge jet plane was nose-diving into my boat at the same moment as she was experiencing a major earthquake
22 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012gas-dock jockey joined the exploitation by attempting to swing aboard (via the fuel-dock crane) a 55 gallon drum. Wait one second, I said. Ive got plenty of diesel, gasoline, oil, and antifreeze whats in that sucker? Hydraulic uid, he beamed, that magic elixir of the Big Boat Boys! It turns out the electric autopilot on my new boat was hydraulic-as-well-as-electric. I wasnt sure what this meant, but I had the sinking feeling that learning about it would be expensive. In an awkward attempt to avoid this, I lamely queried, and why do I need hydraulics? I am glad you asked, said the dock jockey as he continued to confidently swing the large drum on deck. You see, whenever you have to do something efficiently which requires tons of pressure on a big boat, you need hydraulicsbecause, well ... you do! Alas, theres an inherent problem. Hydraulics are really just rods moving within o-rings, and everyone knows how weak rubber o-rings are. Thus, once pressure is applied, hydraulics leak. Once they leak, they stop working until you fill them up again so they can leak more. Hence the 55 gallon drum! Cant I just replace the o-ring, I asked timidly. Youd think you could, admitted the dock jockey with a wry smile, but youd be wrong. No matter how many sizes of o-ring you carry, you dont carry the right one. Do you know why? I had to admit I did not. Because the size you need is clearly labeled THE SIZE YOU DONT HAVE! Thats its actual part number! Simple, eh? See how smart these hydraulic folks are? They literally will drip-you-to-death nancially! If this wasnt bad enough, my local ships chandlery shocked me with the latest trend in progressive pricing. Ill take another package of tell-tales for my new boat, I unthinkingly told the woman behind the counter at Cheapo Charlies. and the square footage of the jib those tell-tales are going on? she asked. Gee, I mused. I dunno. About 2.5 times bigger, I guess. And what did you pay for the tell-tales on your smaller boat? she asked with another sincere smile. dont forget air-rights, he chuckled. After all, we might want to rent out the airspace above your vessel for model airplane demos or as a staging area for tiny aeronautical shows which we couldnt do if your sailboat has a mast. BENEFITS OF SHIPPING YOUR YACHT WITH DYT SAFEST LOADING METHODFLOAT 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 SCHEDULESeptember, 2012 June, 2013 VOYAGES FROM THE MEDITERRANEANTO THE CARIBBEAN Genoa Martinique 11/2012 Palma de Mallorca Martinique 11/2012 Toulon St. Thomas 04/2013 TO THE EAST COAST USA Genoa Port Everglades 10/2012 Genoa Port Everglades 11/2012 Genoa Port Everglades 12/2012 Genoa Port Everglades 01/2013 Genoa Port Everglades 03/2013 Genoa Port Everglades 04/2013 Genoa Port Everglades 06/2013 Palma de Mallorca Newport 10/2012 Palma de Mallorca Port Everglades 09/2012 Palma de Mallorca Port Everglades 10/2012 Palma de Mallorca Port Everglades 11/2012 Palma de Mallorca Port Everglades 05/2013 Toulon Newport 04/2013 Toulon Port Everglades 04/2013 VOYAGES FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO THE MEDITERRANEAN Martinique Genoa 03/2013 Martinique Toulon 06/2013 St. Thomas Genoa 03/2013 St. Thomas Palma de Mallorca 11/2012 TO THE EAST COAST USA Martinique Port Everglades 11/2012 Martinique Port Everglades 12/2012 St. Thomas Newport 04/2013 St. Thomas Port Everglades 04/2013 VOYAGES FROM THE EAST COAST USATO THE CARIBBEAN Newport St. Thomas 11/2012 Port Everglades Martinique 02/2013 Port Everglades Martinique 06/2013 Port Everglades St. Thomas 10/2012 Port Everglades St. Thomas 02/2013 TO THE MEDITERRANEAN Newport Palma de Mallorca 11/2012 Port Everglades Genoa 09/2012 Port Everglades Genoa 10/2012 Port Everglades Genoa 12/2012 Port Everglades Genoa 01/2013 Port Everglades Genoa 02/2013 Port Everglades Genoa 04/2013 Port Everglades Genoa 05/2013 Port Everglades Palma de Mallorca 09/2012 Port Everglades Palma de Mallorca 05/2013 Port Everglades Palma de Mallorca 06/2013 Port Everglades Toulon 03/2013 Port Everglades Toulon 06/2013 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 Palma de Mallorca in November, 2012, with port calls in Martinique, Port Everglades land, New Zealand, in perfect time for the 2013 NZ !"# $%&!$& '&(
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 23 Ten bucks! twenty-ve smackers, then! she beamed. You mean to say, I sputtered, that your prices are keyed to vessel size, not merely the product? Absolutely, she said. After all, youre harnessing more wind and gaining more forward-drive with these tell-tales than you were beforewhy wouldnt we charge more? All of which paled in comparison to pulling into a marina. I had, of course, expected to pay more for a longer boat but that was merely the tip of the iceberg. Whats her beam? asked the dock master. Fourteen feet, I admitted. Oh, double-wides are expensive, he chuckled, as, of course, we charge by the cubic area what about my pubic area? I asked, shocked. Naw, cubic , he laughed, but were a modern company, Fatty. Thus, weve discarded yesteryears quaint yardstick of LOA. Thats so restrictive! Why not factor in depth as well? Depth? I muttered in amazement. Sure, the dock master said. Water costs money. We had to pay for the dredging. And we might want to stow some submarines on the harbor bottomwhich would be impossible if your vessel was particularly deep-drafted. See the logic? You have to pay, dude! It is that simple. Okay, I said, attempting to stand-tall and appear bigboat-ish. So the dockage charge is length times beam times depth, right? dont forget air-rights, he chuckled. After all, we might want to rent out the airspace above your vessel for model airplane demos or as a staging area for tiny aeronautical shows which we couldnt do if your sailboat has a mast. and, if my sailboat has a mast, I have to pay extra, right? YOURE GETTING IT! he beamed. My shoulders slumped. I dejectedly marched back to my dinghy. But my wife wasnt there. Just a note that read, Im at the jewelry storebuying a 2.5 times bigger diamond! Editors Note: Capn Fatty and Carolyn have just purchased an Amphitrite 43 built by Wauquiezwhich they plan to immediately sail into bankruptcy. Capn Fatty Goodlander has lived aboard for 52 of his 60 years, and has circumnavigated twice. He is the author of Chasing the Horizon and numerous other marine books. His latest, Buy, Outt, and Sail is out now. Visit: fattygoodlander.com Sailing Humor
24 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Sailing Humor BY JULIAN PUTLEY GRAPHICS BY BOB NOCK In order to move forward we need to remember the past. This well known philosophy is often applied to political history but it can also be applicable to just about anything. Charlie remembers the edgling bareboat industry in the BVI in the early 70s. Yachts had no electric anchor windlasses; dinghies had no outboards (except perhaps the temperamental Seagull, if you were lucky). Berths were often one up/ one down bunks, quirky alcohol stoves were the norm, refrigeration was non-existent, instruments were basic at best; the depth was found by a lead line. Luxuries like a GPS were not even on the horizon, so to speak, and air-conditioning was but a dream. Recently, Charlie was captain of a chartered catamaran that had everything except electric winches and this was a major cause of disappointment. Noises came from the father of the family of ve that the 15hp outboard could have been bigger in order to tow his three kids even faster in their inatable donut. There was also the lamentable fact that there were no iridescent underwater lights for sh viewing at night like that boat over there, as he pointed to a mega yacht across the harbor. During conversation Charlie discretely brought up the subject of how far the charter boat industry has come in a mere 40-years, but this was met by how much the prices have increased in the same timeframe. The charter nally ended successfully but it was food for thought concerning the advances that might be expected in the next 40-yearsenter the simulated charter! More and more controls on a yacht are becoming pushbutton easy. There are now two-way electric winches for easing sails out as well as trimming them in. There are whistles, bells and buzzers on navigation systems that make sure youre going in the right direction. Microwaves provide instant gourmet meals and satellite phones keep you connected to home base anywhere in the world. It wont be long before sails will reef and trim themselves automatically. But its all rather expensive, so could charter companies provide a simulated sailing holiday in the future. Perhaps it would go something like this: A large dome shaped room is placed next to a pool representing a gorgeous tropical beach complete with pink sand and waving palms. The room comes with surround sound and all-round visuals of sea, sky and islands passing by. The simulated yacht heels to a steady trade wind breeze. A squall approaches, winds howl, sails reef right on cue, salt spray ies across deck, yacht starts pitching, vomit (simulated) lands on cockpit sole Then the sun comes out, yacht bears off on a comfortable reach, gorgeous hostess brings mango daiquiris; Jimmy Buffetts Changes in Attitudes emanates from quadraphonic speakers mellowing the scene, handsome captain regales guests with stirring sea stories. Sometime later, sails come down automatically and anchor chain rattles out of imaginary hawser. Guests dive in and are greeted by simulated turtle Then its off to the kite surng simulator. Well, perhaps you cant quite see it now but who could have predicted two-way electric winches, sat phones or even GPS 50-years ago? Could this be in the future: Sail the Caribbean Islands in a simulator, in downtown North Dakota, in February?! Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel SAILING WITH CHARLIE SIMULATOR
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26 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Our Natural World Bonaire has long been recognized as a sh-watchers paradise. Blessed with gin-clear waters and protective legislation that has declared the waters surrounding the entire island a marine park, the island abounds with interesting sh to see especially in the small to medium-size range. One of the more interesting and entertaining of the small fish are the bottom-dwelling blennies. Most blennies have fleshy, often multi-branched appendages called cirri above their eyes and on their snouts. They are sometimes confused with the similar-sized bottomdwelling gobies (photo 1), but the gobies have stiff bodies, two-part dorsal fins and a lack of cirri, whereas blennies have flexible bodies and most have single dorsal fins. Ichthyologists divide blennies into four families based on anatomical features. Blenniidae or Combtooth Blennies, have a single row of close-set teeth lining their jaws. They have blunt heads that feature goggle eyes and prominent lips. One of my favorite members of the family are the so-ugly-they-arecute two to four-inch Redlip Blennies (photo 2), who reside in rocky inshore areas and shallow coral reefs. Very territorial, both sexes patrol and defend home patches of perhaps ve square feet each. Although they will dart into cover when approached by a diver, quiet waiting will BLENNIES OF BONAIREPHOTOS AND ARTICLE BY CHUCK SHIPLEY be rewarded by their return to the open where they typically perch on their ventral ns. Tripterygiidea or Triplens, violate the general characterization of blennies by having three-part dorsal ns. Although there are ve Caribbean species, they are all no more than an inch in length and so are not easy to nd or identify, despite their habit of perching on the surfaces of sponges or coral heads. I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a beautiful example, the Lofty Triplen (photo 1 2
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 273), perched conspicuously on the surface of a sponge of contrasting color. Labrisomidae or Scaly Blennies, feature tiny scales that are difcult to see. They generally have pointed snouts and small mouths and in many species, tall foredorsal ns. One of the more common of the scaly blennies in Bonaire is the two-inch Saddled Blenny (photo 4). Found on coral reefs at depths up to 50ft, they move about the bottom and stop to perch in tripod fashion. 3 4
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SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 29 Chaenopsidae or Tube Blennies, include some with spectacular dorsal ns and are notable for their erce mouth-to-mouth combat. One of the most common of the tube blennies in Bonaire is the one-inch Secretary Blenny (photo 5), easily identied by the white streak below and behind and the branched cirri above the eye. Found in waters ve to 25ft in depth, they often inhabit small worm holes in white limestone rocks in which they perch with head extended; occasionally darting out to grab suspended particles of food. Another entertaining tube blenny is the Sailn Blenny (photo 6). This two-inch Blenny inhabits holes in the ocean oor, at depths ranging from three to 35ft. They rest on their long ventral ns with just their heads protruding, and then occasionally dart up and bob while icking their sail ns up and down. This momentary display is how they can be spotted from a distance. If approached too closely, they disappear into their holes. Difcult to nd at rst, until one has learned how to look, is the relatively uncommon two-to-three-inch Yellowface Pikeblenny (photo 7) which sports a distinctive Daffy Duck prole. They inhabit small holes in areas of sand and coral rubble, and prefer clear water in depths of 15 to 60ft. When sitting inside their tubes with only their heads above the sand, their slender bodies closely resemble the stems of dead algal bushes and grass stubble scattered about their sandy habitat. As was the often case, I stumbled upon this specimen while slowly inching just above the bottom. Once I knew where he was and what he looked like, I would return many times to try to get a picture of him with his dorsal n extended. I nally succeeded only after taking with me a mirror; when he spotted his reection he instantly displayed the aggressive behavior characteristic of the tube blennies: mouth wide open and dorsal n ared. Bonaire blennies: an illustration of the fact that sh dont have to be big to be interesting. An avid amateur photographer, Charles (Chuck) Shipley was a Professor of Computer Science until his retirement in 2005, when he and his wife Barbara moved aboard their 2001 Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Tusen Takk II They have been cruising the Caribbean since January 2007.Chaenopsidae, or Tube Blennies, include some with spectacular dorsal ns and are notable for their erce mouth-to-mouth combat.
30 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Fishing Theres nothing like a brand new boat to put a champion shine on the competition. Thats just what Floridas Frank Rodriguez and his team did by winning the highly competitive four-leg 2012 Bahamas Billsh Championship (BBC) aboard Rodriguez new 70ft Viking Convertible, Fa-La-Me We have shed the BBC for several years, explains FaLa-Me s Capt. Rob Moore. The last was in 2007 when we came in second overall and two years before that we were third and fourth. So, winning this year with the new Viking was really special.FALAME WINS BAHAMAS BILLFISH CHAMPIONSHIP BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The BBC kicked-off with the Guana Cay Championship, April 14th to 19th. Al Behrendt, BBC president, says, The rst year we went to Guana Island was 2011. It proved so successful we went back this year and will again in 2013. Fa-La-Me narrowly missed third place in this season opener, tying on points with third place nisher and 2010 BBC champion, Miss Annie but dropping to fourth on time. Fish Tales out of Miami, won the leg. We caught three blue marlin and a white marlin on the lay day, but these didnt count in the tournament Top Boat Fa La Me Owner/angler Frank Rodriguez (standing, third from left) with trophyPHOTO COURTESY OF THE BBC
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 31 scoring, recalls Moore, of Fa-La-Me s potent fishcatching capabilities. What was to become Tropical Storm Beryl didnt dampen the shing enthusiasm aboard Fa-La-Me in the Harbour Island Championship, held May 5th to 10th. The team won, racking up a Grand Slam the rst day with the release of a blue, white and sailsh and adding 700 bonus points, plus releasing a white on the last day. Then, Fa-La-Me nished in third place in the Marsh Harbour Championship, June 5th to 9th, where the Florida team aboard Krazy Salt won. Fa-La-Me also nished third in the nale Treasure Cay Championship shed June 19th to 23rd, where Florida-based Cowpoke led the leg. The nal championship point total put the Fa-La-Me team 2500 points ahead of second place overall nisher Miss Annie Fa-La-Me ended the four-leg series with the release of eight blue marlin, six white marlin and one sailsh. Fortynine boats competed in this years BBC. The BBC was very good to us this year, says Capt. Moore. We also placed second in the Billsh Blast on Cat Island, which was in between the rst and second legs of the BBC. Right after the BBC we traveled 750 miles to Bermuda and won The Bermuda Release Cup and Bermuda Big Game Classic. The new boat has been awesome. We have put 900 hours on it since January. Looking ahead, well be spending some of the summer of 2013 in St. Thomas. In addition to owner/angler, Rodriguez, and Capt. Moore, the Fa-La-Me team included angler Steve Butcher and mates Jon Meade and Taylor Becford. The BBC will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2013. As part of the celebration, says the BBCs Behrendt, we will return to a four tournament schedule and sh Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be the mandatory lay day. You might say we are returning to our roots since this is the tournament format that was used in 1973 when the informal competition to determine the Bahamas Champion took on a more organized form and became the Bahamas Billsh Championship. For full results and tournament dates for 2013, visit: www. bahamasbillsh.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. The new boat has been awesome. We have put 900 hours on it since January. Looking ahead, well be spending some of the summer of 2013 in St. Thomas.
32 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Fishing VI GAME FISHING CLUB OPEN BILLFISH TOURNAMENT BLACK GOLD STRIKES AND WINS Black Gold held their lead on the nal day of shing to win Top Boat in the 49th July Open Billsh Tournament (JOBT), hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC). Harry Sargeant, owner and angler aboard the 65ft American Custom Yacht, released two blue marlin on the nal day to give Black Gold its winning total of ve blue and one white marlin. Sargeant released four of the blue marlin to earn Top Angler and the prestigious Give Him Line award, plus $10,000 cash and a beautiful hand-carved marlin head by wildlife artist David Wirth. We jumped one blue marlin off early, Sargeant says as he recapped the last day. Then I hooked another around 12:30pm off pitch bait. It was a good size; about 400lb, and about a 20 minute ght before releasing it. The last blue marlin came up around 2:30 on pitch bait. It was smaller, around 250 to 300lb, and the release came in about 25 minutes. In the wake of many of the tournaments eet seeing sh that didnt seem to want to bite, the Black Gold team not only found them, but fed them successfully too. We really just concentrated on shing, says Sargeant, about the teams secret to success. We didnt really worry about being rst, last or in the middle. The Virgin Islands-based charter boat Mixed Bag II went shless for the nal day; however, they retained Second Best Boat standing, with three blue marlin releases total, and pocketed a $5000 prize. We saw one sh in the morning and it didnt eat, explained Clay Gaffney, mate aboard the 40ft Luhrs Express. That was it for the day. The same story held true aboard the 68ft Hatteras Gulf Rascal they nished as Third Best Boat with two blue marlin releases for the tournament and won $2500. Fifteen-year-old Tristan Lambert on the 80ft Merritt Reel Tight was one of six anglers who did release a blue marlin on the last day of shing. This, plus the blue Lambert released on the rst day, gave him two to win the Top Junior Angler award. A total of 21 blue and one white marlin were released by the ten-boat eet in three days of shing. IGFA trained Observers, all members of the IGFTO (International Game Fish Tournament Observers), rode aboard each boat throughout the tournament to verify the releases. Proceeds from the JOBT benet the Boys & Girls Club of the Virgin Islands. For more information, visit: www.vigfc.com Report submitted by Carol M. Bareuther Black Gold wins 49th July Open Billfish Tournament (left to right) Harry Sargeant (Top Angler), Capt. Keith Brokenhagen, Matt Melchiorre, Mike McCarthy and Erik GlaffPHOTO: SCOTT KERRIGAN/AQUAPAPARAZZI.COM
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34 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Fishing Experience, teamwork and a desire to win led Spellbound to victory in the 17th Caicos Classic IGFA Billsh Release Tournament with ve blue marlin releases. The tournament was shed June 22nd 25th, out of Turtle Cove Marina in the Turks & Caicos Islands, under sunny skies with a light chop on the seas. The rst day we started shing off Ft. George, pro-SPELLBOUND WINS SEVENTEENTH CAICOS CLASSIC BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER PHOTO: PANOPLY SPORT FISHING & CHARTERS The Ladies Angling Team Clockwise from left: Belinda Martin, Delphine Hartshorn, Patricia Hardwick (with dog K.O.), and Morgan Luker
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36 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Tips & Tricks For many seasonal sailors it is the time of year to start preparing for that annual trip home. Flights booked, insurance companies emailed, marina or haul-out organized, duty frees purchased and off we go But wait a minute. Lets take a moment to consider the needs of our oating abode. Sure, youve removed the sails and the canvas work; made sure the valuables are hidden and secure, emptied the fridge and ushed the head. But were you really going to leave Percy the Perkins or Westie the Westerbeke without saying goodbye? Shame on you! TLC FOR A FAITHFUL FRIEND A GUIDE TO DIESEL ENGINE LAY UPPHOTOS AND STORY BY SIM HOGGARTH Change the oil the best thing you can ever do for your diesel engine Squirting oil into the air inlet manifold whilst cranking the engine will protect both the bores and the piston rings
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 37With just a little bit of tender loving care, that faithful friend will carry on providing years of sterling service; without it, its days may be numbered. These few small tasks performed now will pay dividends in the long run. Firstly, change the oil and oil lter in the normal way. Contaminants in dirty engine oil will eat away at the engine internals more than ever when the engine is not in use. Next, close the sea water inlet cock and remove the sea water pump impellor. If its in good shape keep it to ret at the start of next season. If not, discard it and check you have a spare. Drain down the rest of the sea water circuit from the lowest points; dont forget the sea water in the exhaust system. Remove the air intake assembly and squirt a bit of clean engine oil into the inlet manifold whilst cranking the engine a little. Dont allow the engine to start. This will leave a little oil on the cylinder bores and circulate the clean oil now in the sump. Seal up the inlet manifold with a rag and some duct tape and clean the air lter ready for next season. Remove the exhaust pipework at, or after, the exhaust outlet elbow and clean out any deposits in the elbow and dry everything out. Then seal it up in the same way as the inlet manifold. Change the transmission oil and rell to the normal level. Note that some engine manufacturers recommend lling the gearbox completely to prevent internal corrosion if laying up for an extended period. Check your engine manual for specic data. Drain out all the coolant (antifreeze being something of a misnomer in the Caribbean) and replace with new. Always use ethylene glycol-based coolant mixed at the correct ratio. The coolant, as well as preventing freezing, inhibits corrosion and its effectiveness lessens with time. Make up the mixture before putting it into the engine to ensure its thoroughly mixed. Fill it slowly and bleed out any air from the highest point. Make sure the battery is topped up with distilled water if appropriate, and fully charged. Disconnect it and clean the terminals. Coat them with petroleum jelly ready for next year. Fill the fuel tank; a full tank leaves less room for condensation. Drain any water from the bottom of the tank and !!! "# $ ! "#" $"#
38 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 add a good dose of biocide treatment. Drain any water from the fuel lters, or better still, change them for new. For an extended lay-up, slacken off any drive belts to give them a longer life and to take the load off the pump and the alternator bearings. Finally, a liberal spray with WD40 all around, particularly on the starter and alternator and all the electrical connections, will help keep corrosion at bay. Re-commissioning is pretty much a reversal of the above; reconnect the exhaust system and ret the air lter assembly. Retighten the drive belts and reconnect the battery. Check all the oil levels, dont forget the gearbox level. Crank over the engine on the starter motor to get the oil circulating; ve second bursts with ten second breaks, three or four times should do it. Hold out the stop cable or hold in the stop button. Dont let the engine start. Ret the sea water pump impellor with a smear of petroleum jelly and open the seacock. Start the engine according to your normal procedure, check for water, oil or exhaust leaks. Stop the engine and recheck the oil and coolant levels and youre ready for another season of trouble free motoring. Sim Hoggarth is a British merchant navy marine engineer now cruising in the Caribbean with his wife Rosie on board their Corbin 39 Alianna Air intake sealed with a rag and duct tape Tips & Tricks
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 39 Visit our new and improved website at www.whaler.com to see our latest products and to locate a Boston Whaler dealer near you. THE TRUE DEFINITION OF UNSINKABILITYSWAMPED CAPACITY AT ITS BEST MODEL SHOWN IS A 370 OUTRAGE, NEW IN 2010
40 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Racing Circuit Sailors were so red-up to race the BVIs West End Yacht Clubs annual Firecracker 500 Regatta that a record eet of 22 boats came out July 7th to compete in this 18 nautical mile pursuit-style race whose course rounded Dead Chest and Pelican Islands with a nish back at Nanny Cay Marina. Firewater the BVIs Henry Leonings Melges 24, took rst place. We had a really good crew and a fast boat, says Leoning. We didnt y a spinnaker on the last two legs, but the course provided a nice point of sail for my boat, it reached well and we really got ahead of the eet. Yet, it was the USVIs Mike Finley aboard the IC24, Grey Goose, which really put the heat on Firewater We were in the lead all the way down on the downwind leg and we were in the lead all the way up to the nish line, when we got passed 50 yards from the nish line and lost to Firewater by four seconds, says Finley. We messed up trying to y the spinnaker at the rst leeward mark. We should have dumped the spinnaker and put up the jib and it cost us the race. Thats racing! The BVIs Julie Deakin and the crew on the IC24, Latitude 18 nished third. We won this regatta in 2010, but this year Grey Goose just ew. We beat them at the start, but couldnt catch up to them upwind. The nish was great though with everyone getting close. Thats the fun of a pursuit race. Clear sunny skies and winds blowing steady at 15 knots from the ENE allowed every boat to nish in a timely manner. Thats remarkable considering it was a real mixed bag eet. There was everything from little boats like a 22ft Beneteau, Squibs crewed by kids from the BVI Watersports Centre, and an IC24 sailed by KATS kids, to really fast boats like the Olson 30, Rushin Rowlette Tartan 10, Windemon, and Melges 24, Firewater There were even a couple of catamarans such as the 35ft Edel Cat, Wildre and new Lagoon 45, YOLO Sailors came from the BVI as well as all three USVI. The crew from Firewater scored a double-win for the day when crewmember Nick Cunha won the after-racing Chile Cook-Off. This years regatta raised $600 for the BVI KATS Program. The Firecracker 500 Regatta is the second of the 2012-2013 Goslings Regatta Series. After two regattas, Rushin Rowlette and Reba/Team Red Stripe are tied for rst with Firewater third in the 32-boat eet. The Series continues with the Royal BVI Yacht Clubs Round Tortola Race on November 17th. For more information, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org RECORD FLEET COMPETES FIREWATER WINS FIRECRACKER 500 REGATTA BY CAROL M. BAREUTHERPHOTOS: WEST END YACHT CLUBThe crew of Firewater celebrate their victory The Squibs were crewed by kids from the BVI Watersports Centre
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42 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 CARIBBEAN BOATYARD UPDATE BY CAROL M. BAREUTHERMORE CHOICE THAN EVER BEFORE Hurricane season is the prime time to haul boats for routine maintenance and repairs. Yet, during the peak of the Caribbeans winter yachting season its good to know that there are a variety of boatyards throughout the region that can offer a number of state-of-the-art services. Heres a round-up of Whats New at a sampling of ten yards throughout the Caribbean. Rodney Bay Marina, St. LuciaA number of new services have been added at this full-service boatyard, says assistant general manager, Edwin Chvez. These include: sandblasting of keels, osmosis repairs (GelPlane Peeling), water maker services (replacement/installation/maintenance/procurement of parts), restoration and balancing of propellers and most importantly we have expanded our rigging capabilities by bringing new technicians onboard with expertise in inspection, replacement and tuning of standing rigging. Ask about special limited-time yard discounts. www.igyrodneybay.com/boatyardIBC Shipyard, Dominican RepublicCommitment to service is a focal point of our new services, says Fernando Flaquer, general manager of the Marina Casa de Campo-based yard. Our technical staff has been re-certied on electronic systems and equipment, a new technical engineer with more than ten-years of global experience specializing in electric and electronic systems in yachts has joined our service center full time, and weve set up service agreements with renowned yacht brands such as Azimut, Ferretti and Nayad Marine. In addition, theres a new modern meeting room for captains and surveyors, the entry channel has been dredged to a depth of 11ft, and now Jazz concerts on Thursday nights that are drawing a crowd. www.ibinautica.com/ibc/index.htm Rodney Bay Marina BoatyardCOURTESY OF IGY MARINAS
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 43 Polypat Carabes, St. MartinLocated in Sandy Ground, this established yard specializes in many types of repairs. This year, we are a new application center for Oceoprotec and after-services center for the Caribbean, says Batrice Wojick, who owns the facility with husband, Fred. The yard also offers GelPlane, a new system for removing gelcoat and they are the local agent for Flexiteek. www. saintmartinboatyard.com International Marine Management (IMM), GuadeloupeLocated near to La Marina Bas-du-Fort, IMM has signicant experience in the ret industry in Europe and is bringing those same standards of repairs to the Caribbean. In August, IMM launched its new 150ft oating dock quayside in Pointe a Pitre. This dock is capable of hauling out yachts up to 165ft, says Norina Edleman, IMM manager. In addition to the oating dock, Edleman adds, IMM has been developing an installation for ret and repair of larger yachts for the past two years (as a complement to repair services offered in the Marina, which is focused on smaller vessels). IMM has over 1000ft (300m) of quay for alongside berthing and/or aoat repairs, and will soon have ve stern-to berths for yachts up to 264ft (80m). IMMs facilities are located in a secured, ISPS-compliant area. www.imm-yachting.comFlexiteek at Polypat Carabes, St. Martin The new 150ft floating dock at International Marine Management, Guadeloupe
44 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Caribbean Boatyard Update Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua New boatyard facilities include upgraded dinghy storage with the rack now under cover, well lit and secured with gates, and a new purpose-built well-secured outboard motor rack. New services include customized boat management services, free Wi-Fi service exclusively to customers, and CCTV system that reinforces the security level provided by the group patrol team. In addition, says general manager, Jo Lucas, We now have a news and offers page on our website. You will nd information on new services posted in this area as well as details of any discount packages or special offers. During Hurricane Season we will be posting details of any storms that may be in the area. www.jolly-harbour-marina.com Grenada Marine, Grenada Staff in this well-protected St. Davids Harbour yard enjoyed the latest training thanks to an inaugural July Raymarine Workshop. The workshop, led by Grenada Marines electrical engineer Herve Pugin, a certied Raymarine technician, covered topics such as an introduction to NMEA 2000, the latest Raymarine units, advice on software updates, and a demonstration of the Raymarine Control App for the iPhone/ iPad. New in the yard is work with teak decking systems, application of antifouling paint with an airless spray system, and a nely-tuned project management system to increase customer satisfaction. grenadamarine.com Jolly Harbour Marina and BoatyardCOURTESY OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN MARINA & BOATYARD LTDInaugural Raymarine Workshop held at Grenada Marine
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 45 St. Maarten Shipyard N.V., St. Maarten New services at this Simpson Bay Lagoon-based yard, which can accommodate yachts up to 250ft, canvas/sail repair, welding/plate replacement, engine rebuilds, hull repair, berglass painting/gel coating, propeller/shaft/rudder repair, varnish and clear-coating, custom woodwork, tank cleaning, waste oil extraction, sand/ soda blasting, rigging, fiberglass/metal/wood/ exotic material fabrication, new construction or hull extension/replacements and mechanical repairs. New facilities, says ofce manager, Sarah Boekhout, includes 100ft canvas covered paint sheds, storage units and workshops for rent. We also have the worlds fastest self-propelled hydraulic boat lift trailer specializing in haul out of catamarans, and monohulls. The Sealift has a shape conforming air-bunk support that enables us to carry a vessel on air! www.stmaartenshipyard.com St. Maarten Shipyard N.V.
46 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Nanny Cay Resort, Marina & Boatyard, Tortola, BVI Husky Towing and Salvage has moved its base to this 25acre complex providing all kinds of underwater services and salvage, says general manager, Miles Sutherland-Pilch. We are expanding our facility to provide more room for summer storage and work. In addition, we now have sand screw tie downs for boats during hurricane season. We have always had the cradles, which are very popular still, but more people are going with the regular stands and sand screws. www.nannycay.comNevis Boatyard, St. Kitts & NevisLand has just been cleared in Oualie Bay for this new boatyard development. The yard will primarily be a storage yard for smaller trailerable boats. Owners will continue to offer a mobile service both on Nevis and at sea and repairs and replacement parts can be supplied and tted. The yard has extensive accounts with all major chandlers. www. nevisboatyard.comPeake Yacht Services Ltd., Trinidad & TobagoEnglish, German, Spanish and soon French, will be spoken here thanks to the linguistic training of a new front desk receptionist. In addition, says owner Peter Peake, more security cameras have been added and soon customers will be able to look at the yard online. www.peakeyachts.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Caribbean Boatyard UpdateNanny Cay Boat LiftPHOTO: ALASTAIR ABREHART, BROADSWORD COMMUNICATIONS
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SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 49 Puerto Rico SNIPE JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS VICTORY FOR PUERTO RICOS RAUL RIOS AND MANUEL INSERNI BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Sailing smart and fast is how Puerto Ricos Raul Rios and crew Manuel Inserni won the 2012 US Snipe Junior National Championships. This marks the third time Rios has won this event, sailed this year out of the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Florida from June 16th to 17th, and second time in a row. Twenty-one U.S. and international teams raced with breezes blowing 10 to 14 knots from the east on the rst day and winds gusting over 20 knots the second day. Nineteen-year-old Rios, who will be sailing for Boston College this fall as well as competing in the Snipe North Americans and Snipe Western Hemisphere Championships, explains, We sailed bad upwind in each of the rst days races, having to come back beat by beat, and nishing second just one point out of rst. We sailed much better the second day with a rst and second and won with a four point lead. I believe our success was adapting to our errors and sailing smarter and faster each race. San Diego, California sailors Nevin Snow and Claire Reidman nished second. Skipper Addison Hackstaff, formerly of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and now St. Petersburg, Florida, and crew Natalya Doris, ended third, ve points behind the second place nishers. Hackstaff tells, Although I had some problems trying to acclimate to my new crew, I managed to place sixth, fth and sixth in three races on the rst day. The wind was great, just like I was used to sailing in the Virgin Islands. The second day we did quite well with a third and a rst narrowly making third by one point. My consistency helped because I never had any races where I nished in the back of the eet. This in turn helped me stay focused mentally and helped me get the job done. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Raul Rios (left) and Manuel InserniPHOTO: MERCEDES DE CHOUDENS RIOS
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SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 51years ago by Conrad Industries and went through two major hurricanes. Designs have improved since then. Plus, the paints used to preserve steel have improved over the years. The new 450-ton drydock was built in-house out of 275 long tons of steel. The dock was designed by Sterling Marine Inc., in Florida, the same as the large drydock, but we built it all with in-house labor. It took us 203 days from laying out the plans to launch, Kral explains. We saved approximately $500,000 in shipping, plus another $500,000 in labor, with our cost coming in around $1.8 million. I think this project was one of the largest marine builds in St Thomas for at least the past 100 years. In addition to the two drydocks, Subbase Drydock has a 100ft crane and offers a complete machine shop that can fabricate shafts up to12-inches in diameter and 28ft in length. Other services include plasma cutting capabilities, berglass repairs, painting and the largest inventory of stainless steel and aluminum in the Caribbean. Rigging, engine and sail loft services are also available. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. United States Virgin Islands SUBBASE DRYDOCK LAUNCHES NEW & IMPROVED DRYDOCKS BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Facilities for servicing yachts in the Caribbean took a giant leap forward this year. Subbase Drydock, located on the western side of Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, has added to its impressive facilities, enabling recreational and commercial megayachts, motoryachts and large catamarans to undergo much needed or emergency work without having to travel all the way to southern Florida. First, the nearly three-decade-old family owned and operated business added another section to its 1000-ton drydock, bringing the overall length with aprons up to 170ft. This has increased the working range of the drydock, which can now handle vessels with a draft of sixteen-and-a-half feet, a beam of 50ft and length of 170ft. Secondly, Subbase Drydock replaced its 20-year-old 300-ton drydock with a brand new 450-ton dock that was launched in June this year. This dock can handle vessels with 12ft draft, 45ft beam, and a length of 120ft. With the 45ft beam, versus the 38ft beam of the old dock, the company can now handle most large catamarans. This new drydock will be able to handle most of the larger cats, not to mention all the other vessels we service, says owner, Gene Kral, Sr. The old drydock was built for us 20 PHOTO: GENE KRAL, JR.
52 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 United States Virgin Islands SCOTIABANK INTERNATIONAL OPTIMIST REGATTA WILL LOGUE OF THE USA WINS ON A TIEBREAK Only four points separated the top ve sailors going into the third and nal day of racing at the 20th Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta, held out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, U.S. Virgin Islands, June 22nd 24th. After three nal races in 12 to 15 knot winds, it came down to a tie-breaker to determine 14-year-old Will Logue, from Riverside, Connecticut, the overall winner, topping nearly 100 other sailors. I didnt do well in the second race this morning, so it was really close. But I came back strong in the last race to win, says Logue. My strategy is always to stay positive and do the best I can. This was Logues rst trip to the Caribbean. What I really like here are the heavy winds, he says. It was great sailing. Logue won not only the overall championship, but also the 13-to-15-year-old Red Fleet. In the 11-to-12-year-old Blue Fleet, it was Ivan Shestopalov from Miami, Florida, who nished rst. The BVIs Thad Lettsome won the age ten and under White Fleet. This is impressive since Lettsome has only been sailing for a little over a year in the Royal BVI Yacht Club Sailing Program. It was fun, says Lettsome. It was also the biggest regatta Ive sailed in to date. I just tried to stay left or right, whatever direction the wind was coming from. The Dominican Republics Justina Pacheco earned the Top Girl award. In the beginner Green Fleet, it was Mateo DiBlasi from St. John, USVI, who took a commanding lead to win. I always went where there was the most wind, says the nine-yearold. Now, my next race I get to go in White Fleet. That will be hard, but Im ready. Will Logue also won the Pete Ives Award, given for a combination of sailing prowess, sportsmanship, determination and good attitude both on and off the water. The USVIs Maggie Finley earned the Chuck Fuller Sportsmanship Award. A record 127 sailors competed in the Advanced Red, Blue and White Fleets and beginner Green Fleet. The Advanced Fleets completed 11 races and the Green Fleet a total of 16 races over the three days of competition. Sailors hailed from 16 nations Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, St. Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, the USA and USVI. For full results, visit: www.regattanetwork.com. For information about the regatta, visit: www.styc.net Report by Carol M. Bareuther CREDIT: DEAN BARNESThe USAs Will Logue, winner of the 20th Annual Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta
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SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 55 British Virgin Islands LEVERICK BAY DINGHY POKER RUN WINS FOR CHARITY BY TODD VANSICKLE Virgin Gordas North Sound hasnt seen pirates in hundreds of years, but recently the area was invaded during the sixth annual Leverick Bay Dinghy Poker Run. Instead of plundering and pillaging, about 100 people, dressed as pirates, collected cards at ve stops in the sound in hopes of forming the best poker hand. The dinghy poker run was started by Mark Paulson and Leverick Bay Resort Manager Nick Willis as a way to raise money for charity. It started out as a crazy idea and Nick thought it would work, Paulson said. We basically get wet and have a good time in the sound. All the prizes were donated by local businesses so that the registration fee could be donated to the Virgin Gorda Animal Rescue. Seventy-four hands were sold, raising $3,700 for the charity. Since the event rst started about $10,000 has been donated to the organization. At the start, participants waged battle against one another on the water in their dinghies with squirt guns and buckets of water. The rst card was collected at Leverick Bay Resort, before heading to the Sandbox Beach Bar on Prickly Pear where they collected their second card. The lunch stop was at Saba Rock Resort and then the fourth card was collected at Bitter End Yacht Club. The last stop in North Sound was at the Fat Virgin, before participants collected a wild card at Leverick Bay Resort. Over the years the event hasnt changed much. The stops remain the same, but it has received more support from not only boaters, but also residents, according to organizers. It started out as just bareboaters who participated in the event, which was promoted through the online forum traveltalkonline.com. But now the event is getting more participation from people who arent at the event, whom Paulson calls armchair admirals. It has mainly just grown more and more every year, Paulson said. The event received support from The Moorings, which donated ve dinghies. This enabled organizers to charge land-based participants for use of the dinghies, which helped boost the amount of money donated to the charity. Faye Barksdale of Missouri was competing in the dinghy poker run for the second year. It was a little unnerving and a little rough, Barksdale said, after arriving at the rst stop. There was a lot of water being thrown. She was with her family and friends on a charter boat vacation. The reason she opted to do the event for a second time was for the camaraderie and it is for a good cause. It is a good group effort for a good purpose, Barksdale said. Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands. RESULTS 1: Four Queens Catatonic 2: Ace Flush Jeanius 3: Jack Flush Jeanius 4: Straight 10 through to Ace One Love PHOTO: TODD VANSICKLE
56 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 HIHO INTRODUCES PAINKILLER THRILLERBY TODD VANSICKLEBritish Virgin Islands Highland Spring HIHO organizer Andy Morrell stayed busy during this years event, which featured windsurng and stand up paddling races around the BVI. On the rst day of the event, which started near Virgin Gordas Bitter End, races got under way with a gusty squall that moved through the area. Shortly after the start, Morrell was called to rescue competitors who either got hung up on a reef or stepped on a sea urchin. Despite the few perils the competitors faced early on, the organizer was happy with the event, which had good wind, according to Morrell. Stand up paddlers wait for the start of the Painkiller Thriller relay a 13-mile race from Trellis Bay to White Bay, Jost Van DykePHOTO: TODD VANSICKLE
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 57 Participants from around the world competed in the annual event that featured a windsurng division with 15 competitors and a Stand Up Paddling (SUP) division with about 18. We are a little softer this year, but we are getting better depth, Morrell said. The depth included Americas Cup crewman Shannon Falcone of Antigua in the SUP division, and professional windsurfer Wilhelm Schumann of Brazil who won the event for the second consecutive year. In the SUP division, all eyes were on Chase Kosterlitz of Florida who won all the races, including the Painkiller Thriller relay. The inaugural race featured seven SUP teams of three, including one female, paddling 13 miles along Tortolas north shore from Trellis Bay to White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. It was billed as an event within an event, Morrell said. I have never done an event like this, Kosterlitz said, who does about 20 professional SUP races a year. He competed with Belar Diaz of Spain and his girlfriend Sarah Bryne as Team Fanatic to win the $4,000 prize. Second place went to Colin Butler and Gail and Eric Walker of Team St. Thomas. Shannon Falcone, Nik Bohachevsky and Joy Chien of Team Antigua took third place. Were especially pleased with the inaugural Painkiller Cup, Morrell said. Im betting this will become a mustdo event on the SUP tour. He added that next year the prize money is going to be even bigger. In recent years, windsurng participation has been dwindling in comparison to the SUP division, which has grown considerably. However, Morrell doesnt have any plans to get rid of it. Instead, he is thinking about adding kite boarding to the event. We came up with this concept of the triple crown of watersports wind, SUP and kite, he said. Eli Fuller, a former Olympian windsurfer and past HIHO champion, competed in this years event. Racing here is a lot of fun. There is so much to see. It is not like you are seeing the same thing everyday, Fuller said. He acknowledged that windsurng participation has gone down in recent years and he seldom windsurfs anymore. However, he makes an exception to compete in the HIHO event every couple of years. There are guys who have been doing it all of their lives and it is hard to walk away from, Fuller said. Todd VanSickle is a journalist living and working in the Virgin Islands.
58 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012PREMIERS CUP YOUTH REGATTA TEAM ANGUILLA RETAIN TITLE BY CAROL M. BAREUTHERBritish Virgin Islands Team Anguilla successfully defended its title to win the 14th Annual Premiers Cup Youth Regatta, held July 13th and 15th out of the Nanny Cay Resort and Marina on Tortola, British Virgin Islands. We nished with 12 rst place races, three second places and one third and fourth place nish, respectively, says Paul Koeniger, coach of the Anguilla National Sailing Team and Anguilla Youth Sailing Club. Being one of the larger teams physically was a big competitive advantage for us as we faced heavy winds of 16-plus knots on Saturday and 18 to 22-plus knots on Sunday. This ballast allowed for rapid upwind boat speed and top notch boat handling. We also returned ve of our best sailors who had been to this regatta several times and were familiar with the local seas, tides and general conditions. In spite of these competitive advantages, Seymour Hodge, representing the Rotary Club of Anguilla, which sponsored the team, added, We do not have IC-24s in AnTeam Anguilla in action at the markPHOTO: ALASTAIR ABREHART, BROADSWORD COMMUNICATIONS
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 59 Subscribe toALL AT SEA www.allatsea.net firstname.lastname@example.orgU.S. Subscriber12 issues $29.95Canada Subscriber12 issues $39.95Non-U.S./Canada Subscriber12 issues $64.95 Read what you love...all the time, any time! guilla. The sailors practiced on Club 420s and had a practice on the IC-24 on the Friday before the regatta. Anguillas gold-medal winning team members were: skipper Kendel Richardson and crew Kadeen Joseph, Ethan Lloyd, Romaro Gumbs, Derick Carty and Omaria Hamilton. Team Anguilla posted a sweeping victory and nished 39 points ahead of second place nisher, Team BVI-2, with Team Bahamas three points behind in third. Other teams competing in order of nish were from Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, USA Sail Caribbean and a second BVI team. The racing took place in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Winds blew 14 to 17 knots out of the east-southeast on the rst day. It was clear by lunchtime that Team Anguilla had established a wide lead, albeit with Team BVI-2 in a solid position for second place that they lengthened by posting two wins in the afternoon. The second day of racing saw easterly winds gusting to 22 knots, which made for a highly competitive competition. All of the teams handled their boats extremely well in the windy conditions, including Team Cayman Islands, who in the last race quickly recovered a man overboard at the leeward mark. In the end, only nine points separated the teams from second to sixth places after 17 races. Two other awards were presented. USA Sail Caribbean won the Mackie Sportsmanship Award, named in memory of Maxwell Mackie Simmons, from Bequia, who created teams from a small island nation that radiated sportsmanship. Team Trinidad and Tobago won the Team Pride and Sportsmanship Award. More than sailing, there were plenty of fun activities throughout the weekend. In fact, Anguilla showed its prowess ashore by being the rst to get four team members into frozen shirts for the Frozen Shirt Contest. Narrowly beating BVI-2, the Anguillians used real teamwork when the last member literally dove into his frozen shirt while two teammates held it open. The Premiers Cup Youth Regatta is the only team sailing event in the Caribbean for sailors between the ages of 10 to 18 years. Regatta organizer, Chris Ghiorse, concluded, The Premiers Cup is all about youth team sailing on IC -24s; and the international goodwill generated by teams living and competing together for a few days. It is also the primary fundraising event of the year for all of the Kids and the Sea (KATS) programs. The next Premiers Cup Youth Regatta will take place July 12th 14th 2013. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.
60 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Not many Caribbean junior sailors can say that the competitive spirit behind their successful sailing career was born on snow-covered mountains. Yet this was the case for 16-year-old Rhne Findlay. Rhnes Olympic racer and ski instructor father, Ruargh, taught him how to ski as a toddler and by the age of ve he could ski in all conditions as well as any seasoned adult. Rhne entered his rst serious ski competition a year later. Therefore, it was natural when the snow-skiing family sold their business and moved to St. Maarten, that the then eight-year-old Rhne would equally apply himself at a warm weather sport. He has since thrived on sailing. Three people played a crucial role in Rhnes initial sailing career. The rst was Robbie Ferron, founder of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, past-president of the St. St. Maarten / St. MartinJUNIOR SAILOR PROFILE:SINT MAARTENS RHNE FINDLAY BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Maarten Yacht Club (SMYC) and avid racer, who encouraged Rhne to sail in weekly races in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. The second was Janwillem Tak, who taught sailing at the SMYC. Rhne soaked up the Dutchmans teachings about the principals of winds, currents and their effect on sails and hulls like a sponge. The third major inuencer was Rhnes Rhne demonstrates his skills during the passing of Hurricane Igor in 2010. Inset: Rhne at the helm of a LaserPHOTO: RUARGH FINDLAY
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62 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 St. Maarten / St. Martin dad who threw himself into creating several opportunities for Rhne, realizing the advantage that sailing could offer a child in terms of teaching independence, responsibility for his actions and decision-making, at an early age. One of these opportunities came in the wake of Rhnes competition in the Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta in St. Thomas. This was Rhnes rst international race and he capsized eight times in four to six-foot seas. As a result, Ruargh purchased a dinghy and spent two days a week for years taking Rhne out to sea in every possible condition. This included during hurricane Igor when Ruargh snapped the now famous photo of Rhne cresting a 15ft wave that dwarfed buildings behind him at the Pelican Resort. In 2010, Rhne became the rst (and only) child to solo circumnavigate St. Maarten-St. Martin in an Optimist and in challenging weather. An Optimist was the only boat Rhne sailed for the rst few years. At age 12, he was invited by a California team to crew as bowman on a Beneteau 51.5 in the bareboat class at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. He loved it, did the same the next year, and was the youngest crewmember in the 250 boat eet. Since then, hes been invited to crew on the Open 750, Panic Attack and as a member of the Coors Light Race team with friend and mentor, Dr. Frits Bus. Rhne has also sailed Sunsh in the Sunsh Youth Worlds and now, most actively, a Laser. Over the past six years, Rhne has competed in over 40 international or inter-island regattas. These have included several IODA North and South American Championships and a number of National Open Championships. These regattas have taken the teenager to seventeen countries on three continents. Most recently, Rhne received the stellar opportunity to be sponsored by UK-based parenting products company, Maclaren. Maclaren has already initiated several projects to align the Maclaren brand with global dinghy sailing including the sponsorship of Team Maclaren, the U.S. Womens Olympic Match Racing team led by Anna Tunnicliffe. Maclaren Crew kicked off in April 2012 with US, Canadian and UK Laser sailors Rob Crane, David Wright and Nick Thompson, respectively, as well as teenagers Maria Mabjaia of Mozambique and Rhne. This will denitely help the St. Maarten sailor in his Olympic dinghy sailing pursuit. When asked what his proudest achievement was, Rhne answered, Winning the 2010 St. Maarten Outstanding Youth Award (SMOYA), and now this Maclaren sponsorship. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 63 St. Barthlemy CAPTAIN MARTIN JENNETT AT THE HELM OF SCARAMOUCHE BY ELLEN LAMPERT-GRAUX PHOTO BY ROSEMOND GRAUX Luck is what brought me to The Grenadines, says Captain Martin Jennett. I just wanted a ticket to anywhere with a white sand beach in the tropics. Jennett says he was unaware that there were lots of people of Scottish descent in such islands as Bequia and Carriacou, when he set out from Glasgow, in his native Scotland, 36 years ago. Arriving in Union Island, the Scot rst worked scrubbing the decks on an old French sailboat, then as a skipper for day tours. Today he is the owner and captain of Scaramouche the last of the genuine Carriacou schooners. Built in 1969, weighing 54 tons, with two masts and an overall length of 80ft (including bowsprit), Scaramouche was transformed into a Portuguese merchant ship for the lming of Disneys Pirates of the Caribbean. But its current day job consists of giving tours to the Tobago Cays and around the Southern Grenadines, and rumor has it that Scaramouche is the most photographed boat in the Southern Caribbean. Jennett purchased the boat over 30 years ago and spent a year getting her shipshape. Scaramouche had been a cargo ship, he explains. It takes a lot of dedication in understanding how a boat like this is put together. The hull and ribs are local wood from Grenada and Carriacou. The planking is pitch pine from Canada. The masts, of imported pine, are replacements but similar to the originals and stand 60ft from the deck. Such a large wooden vessel requires a lot of upkeep and Jennett is a very busy man. The heyday for day charters in The Grenadines was in the 80s and 90s and other destinations are more popular now, says Jennett. But Scaramouche is a special boat, the last survivor, a museum piece. Boats like this are a dying tradition we realize we should hold on to. For more information or to sail on Scaramouche visit: www.erikamarine.com/DaySails.html 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. Captain Martin Jennett at the wheel of Scaramouche
64 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Antigua HISTORIC ENGLISH HARBOUR AN EYE ON NELSONS DOCKYARD STORY AND PHOTOS BY ROSIE BURR Tucked away on Antiguas south coast, English Harbour is home to the only working Georgian dockyard in the western hemisphere. Nelsons Dockyard began life providing a base for the eet of British ships patrolling Caribbean waters in the early 1700s. English Harbour is a great natural harbour cut deeply into Antiguas rugged coast line. It was used at the beginning of the 18th century by the British to careen their ships and take shelter from hurricanes. At the entrance to the harbor, the remains of two fortresses, sitting opposite each other, guard the bay. To the west stands Fort Berkley, designed in 1704, it formed part of a strategic defense system supported by smaller forts. This fort was so well defended that it never faced attack. To the east of the entrance and above the Pillars of Hercules where hundreds of years of lapping waves have eroded the cliff face into columns are the remnants of Fort Charlotte. Overlooking both forts, and 490ft above sea level, are the remains of Shirley Heights Lookout. The observation post At top: Old trees add shade to Nelsons Dockyard. Above: English Harbour, protected by Fort Berkley, has been a safe haven for mariners for centuries. was built by the British around 1780 in an effort to protect the dockyard and Antiguas prosperous sugar industry, Britain having recently lost their hold on other West Indian colonies and more importantly the newly formed United States. Today, Shirley Heights is best known for the Sunday night
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66 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Antigua Steel Band and Reggae parties that are popular weekly events. People sway to the beat of the steel drums, feasting on sumptuous BBQ while looking down at the spectacular views of English and Falmouth Harbours. This is a Sunday night jump up not to be missed. The Dockyard itself is a wonderful place to walk around and soak up the historical ambiance. Originally referred to as His Majestys Antigua Naval Yard, the dockyard acquired its new name Nelsons Dockyard in honor of Horatio Nelson who, ironically, is said to have taken a dislike to the island calling it a vile place. The young Nelson was stationed in Antigua between 1784 1787 on HMS Boreas as the head of the Squadron of the Leeward Islands, where he was to oversee the development of the naval facilities and to enforce the new shipping laws, which prohibited trade with the newly formed United States. This made him unpopular at the time with the islands merchants. Today the dockyard is a trendy spot amongst tourists and the yachting community alike. The focal point of 15 square miles of national park, it encompasses many scenic walks, nature trails and historic remnants from Antiguas turbulent past and the great age of sail. Beautifully restored colonial buildings are sign-posted with their dates and former uses. Cannon from a bygone era are dotted around the dockyard. The naval ofcers house, referred to as Admirals House (although Nelson never lived there), is the dockyards museum. The museum displays many nautical artifacts and historical accounts depicting life at the time, including Nelsons relationship with Lady Emma Hamilton. Many of Nelsons belongings are on display including his telescope and a superbly restored four-poster Georgian bed thats suggested he may have slept in, although the bed was dated from a slightly later period. Many of the buildings have taken on a new life such as the Copper and Lumber store, which is now a hotel, and the Pitch and Tar store; now the Admirals Inn. New life is breathed into old in the form of shops, bars, restaurants, galleries and gift shops as well as customs and immigration ofces for visiting yachts. Out in the bay old hurricane chains, identied in Freemans Bay by a giant anchor on the beach, are still in place. They were laid down by the British Navy for ships to catch a hold of as they entered the harbour. Nelsons Dockyard is not only home to a full service marina but also to prestigious sailing events including the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and Antigua Sailing week. The quayside is lined with some of the most famous and magnicent (and expensive) boats from around the world. Many shore side activities are laid on to complement the events and the dockyard is a hive of activity. Whether you are racing or visiting on a yacht or simply exploring this historic site, the picturesque dockyard is an evocative and charming place to get to know a little about Antiguas sea-faring and colonial past. The working dockyard works on Sources: www.antigua-barbuda.org www.nationalparksantigua.com Rosie Burr and her husband Sim Hoggarth, both from the UK, have cruised the Caribbean and North America for the last seven years on Alianna their Corbin39. At top: The old Copper and Lumber store is now a hotel, bar and restaurant; Above: The natural Pillars of Hercules at the entrance to the bay have been worn away by wind and sea over many centuries.
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68 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Carriacou No nonsense Tyrrel Bay Yacht Haulout (TBYH), where we rst pulled our Sun Odyssey 40 Boldly Go for bottom painting and general repairs in 2009, is a strong brown moth now in metamorphosis. In July we again chose Tyrrel Bay for its atmosphere, people and value. Piero Zipoli, who bought TBYH in March this year, collaborated with Carriacou Yacht Club owners Trevor and Earl Stanislaus to create a unied haul out and marina now called Carriacou Marine (CM). The clubhouse convenience store was expanded to include marine supplies, and the upstairs restaurant was converted into an ofce and business center. The grounds are being re-landscaped to include a drive through and turn about. During the cocooning, food is available at the Slipway Restaurant next door. Hauling out represents work for do-it-yourselfers, who are welcome here. Though Carriacou YC exudes charm of a bygone era and is manned by cheerful staff, it is a quarter-mile walk to obtain supplies, groceries, restaurants and public transport. Take your pick: dinghy ride, walk along the beach or scale the face of Mt. Everest, as we refer to the entrance road, so feared by Taxi drivers when it rains. The yards dilapidated toilet and shower facility have been replaced by a cistern and secure storage building. CARRIACOU MARINE BY ELLEN BIRRELL COCOONINGGus Pierre replaces a cutlass bearing
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 69 Standing on the second story balcony of the clubhouse, Zipoli explained that while the long and short term dry storage remains the same size, 30 yacht maximum, theyll improve amenities and access. Describing the facility as boutique, he pointed to a lone power yacht amidst sailboats and wooden shing vessels in his boatyard and added, They can become our clients, too. Carriacou Marine is focusing on a redesign plan, putting together a solid team, improving plumbing, electrical access and water storage, and clearing excess shrubbery and debris. CMs washdown catchment prevents pollution from owing into the bay. The haul out continues to host a WiFi signal that benets the Carriacou Childrens Education Fund (CCEF) but bandwidth is inadequate and makes access to email and Internet unreliable. Supplies ordered from Grenada chandleries arrive by ferry, sometimes within the same day. The boatyard and clubhouse are functional and cocooned in transition. Edwin Georges trusted expertise on the travel lift has been extended to boatyard management. Coming from a nautical Kayak family, George has been immersed in boats since he was a boy. For a small island, the level of marine expertise is remarkable. Stainless steel, aluminum, mechanical, diesel, electrical, berglass if man made it, they x it here. That said; insufcient stools and ladders made painting our topside hard work. In a red, yellow and green knit beanie, 70-something world cruising icon Paul Johnson ambles through the clubhouse yard. It is the friendly and colorful fusion of people that makes Carriacou one of our favorite places. CM has an on-site guest house and rentable rooms with villas nearby such as the Boat House (firstname.lastname@example.org). Converted from Tyrrel Bay Yacht Haulouts marine railway to nouveau cuisine restaurant in 2011, the Slipways ambience along with fresh and delicious food, make it king of cool. A few steps along the beach, Lazy Turtle serve up Italian and Lambi Queen, a West Indian fare. Well-stocked Carriasoup hardware is located on the eastern edge of Harvey Vale village. Provisioning can be made in the village or by grabbing a public bus to Hillsborough, a 15-minute ride. Taxis are a phone call away; the airport, a ten minute drive. We chose Tyrrel Bay for this years haul out because we like the atmosphere, expertise, people and value. Will a sleek buttery burst from a dusty cocoon on the southern edge of Tyrrel Bay when the 2013 hurricane season again brings us to Carriacou? Ellen and her partner Jim Hutchins have lived aboard their Sun Odyssey 40 Boldly Go for three years in the Caribbean. The cruising couple featured in a recent program broadcast on The Biography Channel. For details, visit: www.boldlygo.us A shortage of stools and ladders made boot stripe and other painting more strenuous
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SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 71 Panama A NEW BOATYARD IN BOCAS DEL TORORAY JASON REPORTSBocas del Toro, Panama, which many sailors consider the Undiscovered Caribbean, is about to become even more alluring, and Im not referring to the streamlining of their clearing-in process and their affordable, full-year cruising permit. What has many sailors so excited is a new boatyard, which will soon open after years of bureaucratic delays. The permitting hassles have been so severe, that most mortals would have either given up or taken to the bottle. But owner Courtney Parks has persevered and, barring monsoon conditions, the rst boats should be gliding into the 60-ton, 20ft-wide travel-lift this autumn. If you have been thinking about sailing downwind from the Eastern Caribbean to check out this enticing cruising ground, this is one more reason to do so. The options along the way if you need a haul-out are Trinidad, Cartagena in Colombia and Shelter Bay near the Panama Canal. Having spent considerable time aboard my boat at all of these places, I believe that Bocas del Toro has a signicant advantage over these spots. What make it the superior option are the wonderful cruising grounds in the Bocas archipelago that are an easy sail from the boatyard. You will nd dozens of unspoiled anchorages without a single boat in them. There are pristine, almost empty beaches, jungles plush with monkeys, sloths and toucans, young coral reefs, a bay where dolphins give birth, gorgeous panoramic views of mountains and volcanoes, a funky, laid-back town and an amazing mix of cruisers, surfers, backpackers and ex-pats. Although Bocas Yacht Services will be a full-service yard, Parks emphasizes that do-it-yourselfers will be warmly welcomed. The facility, which can accommodate 25 boats, will provide skilled craftsmen for mechanical and electrical repairs. Hull, deck and cabin painting at reasonable prices will be a specialty. Standard boatyard parts will be stocked and trickier items can be ordered from West Marine through the yards Marine Warehouse program. Special yard discounts will also be available to those who use the Bocas Marina. Access to the haul-out is really easy down a deep channel dredged out for Panamanian banana ships. Once your haul-out is nished, you have the exquisite Bocas archipelago to explore. But be warned! Cruising here is so relaxed and pleasurable that two years might slip by and then youll need another bottom job. But, hey, you already know the course to steer to the boatyard. For more information, email: bocasyachtservices@ yahoo.com Ray Jason is the author of the humorous, offbeat sailing book Tales of a Sea Gypsy Hes still out there happily wandering the wide waters in his lovely 30-footer. Courtney Parks PHOTOS: RAY JASON A bulldozer levels the ground where the Bocas del Toro travellift pad will be located
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76 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 CaribbeanSeaCuraao Bonaire Aruba 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 AntiguaColombiaPuerto Rico Jamaica Haiti Dominican Republic Carriacou Marie-Galante St. Eustatius ISLAND REAL ESTATE WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2 1 3 4 5 1 Rincon, Puerto Rico. Surf to your hearts content when you build your dream home on this oceanfront building lot. Located in a gated community on the west coast of Puerto Rico in the municipality of Rincon, the Surf Capitol of the Caribbean, this 13,422-square foot lot comes with 77 linear feet of sandy beachfront. Enjoy offshore breezes and awesome sunsets with views of Desecheo Island. Price: $500,000 GREGORY FINK, Island West Properties email@example.com | www.islandwestsales.com Cell: (787) 823-2323 | Ofce: (787) 823-2323 2 Blue Lagoon, Jamaica. Lolivia is a spacious 4BR waterfront villa located in the center of the San San resort area and within walking distance of the famous Blue Lagoon and San San Beach. Each bedroom opens onto its own balcony with picturesque views of the untouched Pellew Island and San San Bay beyond. The villa boasts a large entertainment area on the ground oor and has its own private jetty. This is a great private retreat, income earner, or investment opportunity. Price: $1,250,000 NINO SCIUTO, Real Estate Jamaica firstname.lastname@example.org | www.real-estate-jamaica-com Ofce: (876) 993 7259 | Cell: (876) 390 0118 Island Real Estate Guide To display your Real Estate in All At Sea contact email@example.com Island Real Estate Guide
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 77 5 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Never miss a sunset from this multi-building, custom designed home. Located at an altitude of 750-feet on St Croixs verdant west end with water views from the BVI to Vieques, the property features an innity pool and gracious galleries all around. Six acres of land insures privacy for the long term. The 4000-square-foot interior living space includes two private guest suites, a master suite, ofce, and a guest apartment. Garage-utility pod includes diesel generator and hardware for wind and solar power generation. Located minutes from Butler Bay Beach and other west end attractions. Price $1,150,000. JULIE SAN MARTIN, Team San Martin RE/MAX St. Croix Julie@teamsanmartin.com | www.teamsanmartin.com Cell: (340) 690-9040 | Ofce: (340) 773-1048 ext. 11 3 Friendship Bay, Bequia. Walk, jog or simply sit and sun on the lovely mile-long white coral sand beach in front of Bequia Beach Villas. Spacious high-beamed wood porches lend themselves to luxurious dining and lounging both for intimate occasions or large parties. Each exquisitely and uniquely-decorated villa features French doors leading into their own private verandah. Price: $1,800,000 JOHN BARNARD, Barnards Ltd Barnard.firstname.lastname@example.org | www.barnards-svg.com Ofce: (784) 457-4806 or (784) 458-4613 4 Christ Church, Barbados. Walk right out from this furnished rst-oor 2BR 2BA 1,100-square-foot condominium right onto beautiful Worthing Beach. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned and theres also a large swimming pool on the grounds for cooling off. Additional features include Cable TV, dish washer, dryer, refrigerator and stove. A ve minute walk takes you to shopping and restaurants. Five minutes away by car is Carlisle Bay and the Barbados Yacht Club. Price: $550,000 KATHY-DAWN BURKE, TERRA CARIBBEAN email@example.com www.terracaribbean.com Cell: (246) 826-2081 | Ofce: (246) 434-9000 Located adjacent to and directly behind STYC, this end of "Port Lane" gated compound boasts two family residences, each 3bdrm/2bath as well as a small boatyard on .810 acres. Income producer.Oered by owner/builder: $1.2M No brokers please. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for appt. Waterfront Real Estate FOR SALE ST. THOMAS, USVI
Check out www.littleships.com for more details on these listings and others! 1998 Hunter legend 40.5 Excellent condition clean and upgraded. $99K Bavaria 46 E. Immaculate Owners version. Lost rig. Have replacement. Needs some repairs down below & on deck. Call for survey & details 1992 Beneteau 41,5 First. Excellent condition. Fast and Furious! NAUTA 70 Glorious machine in impeccable condition 1990 72 ft Aluminium ketch. World girdler. Circumnavigation ready. $700K offers. 1985 Nonsuch. 36. Ready to go. Some varnishing needed. $65K 1977 CSY 44. has to be seen to be believed. Immaculate bullet proof liveaboard cruiser OFFERS 56 ft Stealth Power Cat. One owner, never chartered. Glorious luxury & stunning speed. $825K 1999 Fountaine Pajot Maestro 46. OWNERS VERSION Clean and ready to go. $299K 1981 43 ft Endeavour Ketch Excellent blue water liveaboard. $89K OFFERS 1987 Finngulf 39 Fully loaded $74K Offers! 1990 CS 40. Pristine Blue water passagemaker ready to go. Canadian Vat paid $120K Offers!! 2006 Sovereign Rob Humphries design 40 ft Awesome pedigree! 2006 Leopard 40, four cabin. Just phased out the fleet. New solar panels. Immaculate. best priced unit available. Dudley Dix $99K Steel Twin headsail Sloop. Blue water liveaboard. Fast!! Reinke 16 M Bilge Keeler. Expedition class yacht. Clean Survey $269K Johnson 65 Fly bridge. Magnificent turnkey vessel Priced to sell!! 1990 Carver 42. Immaculate. $150K offers! 2001 Lagoon 410. New engines, Recent rig. All new electronics. Clean $225K Offers. SAGA 35. Clean with plenty liveaboard upgrades. Offers! 48 Ft Alliaura Privi Transcat POWERCAT. Twin Yanmars Bullet proof, Liveaboard $325K 1988 Barens Sea trader. Steel. Great condition. Sail away OFFERS! 1995 Beneteau 503 excellent all round condition $145K offers. Formosa 68. Awesome Liveaboard/ High end charter vessel. $345K. Price Gutted. Owner retiring. 1991 Tayana 47. Excellent deal!! $155K 2003 Bahia 46. Just phased out. new engines, sails. Clean survey. Leopard 48, new Hard top, new hull extension, new upgraded davits, new awlgrip. Immaculate $260K 2006 Fountains Pajot Bahia 46. Sweet and clean $269K Offers. Macgregor 65. Awesome machine best condition ever $175K offers. 2008 Island Spirit 40 owners version. Full cruising compliment. Immaculate!! $325K 1995 Privilege 45. Cat. In weekly use. Lying Belize. $249K OFFERS 1991 Island Packet 31 ft. lying Grenada. Great liveaboard. OFFERS! Hans Christian Telstar. 38ft. All the toys. Needs cleaning up. $99K Giveaway!!!! 2007 HANSE 430e. Immaculate fully equipped for Blue water passage making. One careful owner since new. Offers! 2003 Mainship Picnic boat. Immaculate $89K Offers!
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86 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Brokerage FOR SALE1998 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer Comfortable and elegant, perfect condition, twin cat 420hp, 550h, 2 cabins with bathrooms, underwater lights, large swim platform, generator, A/C, TV, DVD, cameras, fridge, microwave, coffee, dinghy, bimini, large swim plate form. Price $149,000 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Twin mercruiser changed in 2010 with 105 hrs, new electronics, new antifouling, new interior, new electricity, new batteries, new fridge, swim plate form, 2 cabins, bimini, 2 coolers, cockpit table. Price $12,999 OBO Contact email@example.com FOR SALE Carver 32 Twin Mercruiser 260 Hp Volvo D4 Turbo Diesel Engines incredible fuel efciency! Raymarine E120 Chartplotter, Raymarine 4kW Digital Radar, 9Kw Northern Lights Genset, Long Range WiFi, Underwater LEDs, LCD TVs, A/C, Washer/Dryer, Electric toilets. BVI Location. $650,000 www.leopardpowercat.com LEOPARD 47 POWERCAT 2009 Owners Version, Never Chartered Continued on page 95 O ur highly modied 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Wild Card Built by John de Wood. In Grenada. Beautiful condition. US$300,000 Contact: 473 415 email@example.com 55ft William Tripp Sr Yawl For Sale DORAL BOAT 30 1997, gasH Mercruiser V< 85:;less than >77 hours;Ren Nohler8kw less than 677hours;trailer 6 axle aluminum;> KC Gbtu;tv;radio;electric head;new bottom5L68;777 obo mariosailtranH quilein@yahoo5com CONCORDE 35, ? Perkins >98hp; [nan generator; ? >9k KC; new canH vas; bottom ?7>7; >9k or best offer5 Very good running conditions5 mariH osailtranquilein@yahoo5com BELTRAM 46.6 B?D\\
SEPTEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 87 65 Viking Motor Yacht, 1990 Spacious accommodations and completely equipped for cruising in style L6G8;777 37 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, 1995 [riginal owner; well maintained Pristine condition; recent haulout LG=;777 38 Hughes Cutter, 1979 SemiHcustom proven passage maker Cruising equipped L68;777 31 Bombay Clipper, 1978 Turnkey Caribbean cruiser ]ew barrier coat and paint ?7>> L??;777 42 Endeavour Center Cockpit, 1989 Two Cabin; two Jead; Renset; K`C L>>G;777 37 Fountaine Pajot Maryland Power Cat, 2003 Two Cabin; two head owners layout; very clean Yanmars; Renset; priced to sell L>98;777 40 Tiara Hardtop Express, 1999 Xell maintained; fully equipped Twin Cats; Renset; Zib tender; great price L>97;777 29 Twin Vee Ocean Cat, 2007 [rginal owner; fully equipped for offshore fishing Twin Suzuki ??8JP =`strokes Blow hoursD L9G;?77 SAIL :? >GG7 Custom Canadian aluminum Cutter; 8 cabin; gourmet galley 555555555L9GG;777 =G ?776 Qavaria Private Yacht; [riginal [wner; never chartered 55555555555555555L>G8;777 =< >G:7 Jughes Classic S^S yawl; solid FZP hull; requires refitting 55555555555L=>;777 =? >G Tayana Vancouver Center Cockpit; new Yanmar ?7>7; cutter 555555555L<7;777 =? >G
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96 ALLATSEA.NET SEPTEMBER 2012 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning THE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSON GRILLED SAUSAGES with CHICKPEA-TOMATO CROSTINIPrep time: 15 minutes. Grilling time: 20 minutes. Serves: 4 8 links (about 2lb) Italian sausage, pricked with a fork 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2 tomatoes cored, seeded and chopped 3 cloves of garlic, 2 nely chopped, 1 whole Salt and pepper of a 15oz can of chickpeas, rinsed baguette, cut crosswise on the diagonal into 6 slices 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley English cucumber cut lengthwise into 8 spears Preheat grill to medium-high. Arrange sausages on the grate and grill, turning until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile in a small skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the tomatoes and half of the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook until thickened, about 3 minutes, remove from heat. In a bowl, mash half of the chickpeas with the remaining chopped garlic add 2 tbsp olive oil; stir in whole chickpeas and season to taste. Brush bread slices with the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil and grill, turning once, until golden, about 1 minute; rub with the whole garlic clove. Working with one toast at a time; spread on the goat cheese, then top with the chickpea and tomato mixtures, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the parsley. Serve with the sausages and cucumber spears! Hint: To shorten cooking time, split the sausages lengthwise before grilling. Grill for about 10 minutes. Tip: Use your ngers to scrape and remove the tomato seeds.SHRIMP AND CORN CHOWDERPrep time: 15 minutes. Grilling time: 20 minutes. Serves: 4 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 6 cloves garlic, 5 crushed 1 lb medium size shrimp, peeled, deveined and patted dry, tails reserved separately 2 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and chopped crosswise 1 red bell pepper, chopped into inch pieces Salt and pepper 1 (32oz) container (4 cups) vegetable broth 4 ears of corn, kernels removed 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1/2 baguette, thinly sliced crosswise Preheat grill to high. Position a Dutch oven on the grate, add 3 tbsp olive oil, the crushed garlic and shrimp tails, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon discard the garlic and the shrimp tails. Add the zucchini and bell pepper, season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in broth and simmer for 15 minutes; add the corn and thyme during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile toss the shrimp with 1 tbsp olive oil and season to taste. Thread onto skewers and transfer to the grate; grill, turning once until opaque, about 3 minutes. Remove from the skewers and stir into the soup. Brush the bread with remaining 2 tbsp olive oil. Arrange on the grate and grill until toasted, about 3 minutes. Rub the toasts with remain garlic clove. Serve with the soup. Hint: Heat it up with 1 chopped, canned chipotle chili added to the zucchini and bell pepper; serve with sour cream and tortilla chips.ROASTED CORN WITH BASIL-SHALLOT VINAIGRETTEPrep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: 4 3 cups fresh corn kernels 2 tbsp extra-virgin oliver oil cup chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp minced shallot Preheat oven to 450F. Toss corn and oil to coat and spread out on a large baking sheet. Bake, stirring once, until some kernels begin to brown, about 20 minutes. Combine basil, shallot, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the corn; toss to coat. Serve warm or cold. Note: Can be made in advance; cover and refrigerate for up to one day. Hint: This can be made with asparagus, which is really good. If fresh corn is not available, you can use frozen corn. Capt. Jan Robinsons Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Visit www.shiptoshoreINC.com email CapJan@aol.com Tel: 704-277-6521. Dont miss Jans latest book: DINING ON DECK KEEP THE GALLEY COOL WITH THESE EASY GRILLING DISHES 1 tbsp red wine vinegar tsp salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste
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