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ALL AT SEA FREE DECEMBER 2012 CARIBBEAN CRUISING LIFE, IS IT FOR YOU? CAPN FATTYS PERFECT GALLEY GRENADA: Yachties Whacky Oh-lim-pixOFFSHORE: Crossing to the Azores Inside: Nautical Holiday Happenings


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WWW.CNMARINAS.COM/PLM ABU DHABI | ITALY | MALTA | TURKEY | WEST INDIESKnown popularly as the spice island, Grenada is one of the most unspoilt cruising destinations in the Caribbean, where you and your friends will enjoy a genuine warm welcome from the engaging and fun-loving islanders. Here you will “nd secluded coves, scintillating beaches, breathtaking diving, nature reserves and a host of sporting activities ashore and a”oat. Everything about Grenada is vibrant … from the crystal clear waters that surround it, to the colours of the roofs in the historic capital, and of course the rhythms and aromas that exemplify the local lifestyle. At Port Louis Marina you will experience one of the best appointed, full-service marinas in the region. Providing the international standards and quality you would associate with Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, Port Louis retains a quintessential Grenadian ”avour. Call Danny Donelan on +1 (473) 435 7431 or email danny.donelan@cnportlouismarina.com ‰ Water and electricity ‰ Free broadband internet ‰ 24-hour security ‰ Haul-out and technical facilities nearby ‰ Bar, restaurant and swimming pool on-site ‰ Berthing assistance ‰ Only “ve miles from the international airport New Season Rates … 1 Dec to 31 May 2013 LOA in feet Daily $/ft/day Weekly $/ft/day Monthly $/ft/dayup to 32$0.86$0.77$0.73 up to 40$1.08$0.97$0.92 up to 50$1.19$1.07$1.01 up to 60$1.30$1.17$1.11 up to 65$1.46$1.31$1.24 up to 75$1.51$1.36$1.29 up to 80$1.84$1.65$1.56 up to 100$1.89$1.70$1.61 For yachts above 100 feet LOA, and for bookings of longer periods, please contact us for a personalised quote. Multihulls are charged at 1.5 times the standard rate. Port Louis Marina, GrenadaAdd a bit of spice to your sailing!


8 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Editors Log The theme of this months All At Sea is cruising, and what a splendid life it is. We are blessed with good writers and I particularly enjoyed working on this edition because it brought back so many memories. For me, cruising goes hand-in-hand with voyaging but I dont think you should confuse the two. Voyaging takes us to the cruising grounds; its the big adventure, the blue water passage that gets the adrenalin pumping. Arriving at the cruising grounds, we decompress; we have arrived, strange lands lie ahead and, like Christopher Columbus, off we go exploring, although hopefully without killing anyone. Liesbet Collaert and husband Mark are contemporary cruisers who chronicle their adventures in All At Sea Liesbet wrote a candid article for this edition (p34) explaining what it takes to live the cruising lifestyle and follow the dream. This practical article is most welcome and shows both sides of cruising: Beautiful sunsets, rum & cokes, dolphins gamboling beneath the bow. It also touches on the dark side ƒ The dirt and expense of the annual haul out, breakages, boat maintenance and the everyday problems of living in a home that moves and one that is not connected to the grid. If you have the character to deal with the many inconveniences, then Liesbet suggests that cruising might be for you. Writer and delivery skipper Andy Schell is another of our contributors who experiences the cruising lifestyle “rsthand. Andy is the consummate seaman. He knows what keeps a boat and crew safe and what to do when the vomit hits the cabin fan. He is one of the only people I know who is still passionate about traditional navigation and who is as much at ease with a sextant as a GPS. For this edition (p38), Gary E. Brown, Editor he describes a voyage across the Atlantic to the islands of the Azores, a voyage that many Caribbean cruisers will make at the end of our sailing season. Next to the Caribbean, the Azores is one of my most favorite places on earth and one of my proudest moments was painting my boat name Driac II on the breakwater in Horta … a tradition that is carried on to this day. My boat name was visible for many years before slowly disappearing, eroded by the weather and others seeking to add their boat names to the famous wall. A group of good folks on my own island of St. Martin have come up with a wonderful scheme to help interest youngsters in the marine industry ƒ get em building boats. Over the years, all sorts of incentives have been put forward in the schools but so many have stumbled at the “rst hurdle. This scheme is off the ground, or to be more precise, on the water as high school students, with the help of industry professionals, have built and launched their “rst boat and are sailing it around the bays. This innovative scheme could extend to any island in the Caribbean and is a wonderful way to give back to the community. Take a look at the article (p61), and if you would like to comment, then send me an email. Holiday season is upon us. Its time for Johnny Cakes, rum, eggnog and all the goodies that make this time of year so jolly in the islands. On page 44 you will “nd a guide to the festive happenings in our region put together by senior writer Carol Bareuther. The production team at All At Sea would like to thank everyone for their support in 2012 and wish you a happy holiday season and peaceful New Year. Shout AhoyŽ at your neighbors and smile. Its Christmas time in the Caribbean. CRUISING AND OTHER SEASONS


10 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 FEATURES 44 NAUTICAL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Tis the Season COVER SHOT: Fishing boats along the shore in Philipsburg, St. Maarten | Photo: Bob GrieserTHIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE38December 2012 DEPARTMENTS 8 EDITORS LOG14 WHERE IN THE WORLD?16 CARIBBEAN NEWS17 EVENT CALENDAR18 SAILING HUMOR A Perfect Gally „ A Perfect Idiot The Off Season24 BOOK REVIEWS Nautical Books for the Holidays 26 FISHING Club Nautico de San Juan International Bill“sh Tournament Gals Triumph in Reel Challenge of the Sexes Frances Nunew, Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament & Seafood Festival Eighteenth Annual Nevis Sport Fishing Tournament34 CRUISING Liesbet Collaert Asks: Why Do We Cruise? Crossing to the Azores42 NATURAL WORLD Counting Birds at Sea76 ISLAND REAL ESTATE GUIDE78 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE88 MARKETPLACE94 SPONSOR DIRECTORY96 CARIBBEAN DINING Happy Holiday Eating Continued on page 12PHOTO: MARIA KARLSSON


12 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN 14 MAP49 PUERTO RICO More Match Racing on the Horizon in Puerto Rico53 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Carols at Dawn56 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Batteries Not Required 61 ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN Sint Maarten Build Your Future Project Publisher: CHRIS KENNAN publisher@allatsea.net Editorial Director: GARY BROWN gary@allatsea.net Art Director : AMY KLINEDINST amyk@allatsea.net Advertising: Caribbean Sales GUY PHOENIX guy@yachtessentials.com Virginia and Carolinas Sales KATHY ENZERINK kathy@allatsea.net Advertising Inquiries: advertising@allatsea.net Accounting, Subscriptions: accounting@allatsea.net Owned and Published by Kennan Holdings, LLC 382 NE 191st Street #32381 Miami, Florida 33179-3899 phone (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 December 2012 65 ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES Home of the Bequia Blast68 GRENADA Cruisers Grenada Oh-Lim-PixRESOURCES 72 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 73 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS 56PHOTO: SUSAN ZALUSKI


14 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGE WHERE IN THE WORLD? CONGRATULATIONS, JOANNE AND BILL AND THANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA JoAnne and Bill Harris have been cruising for four years. They sailed from Texas to the Bahamas, up and down the U.S. East Coast, and then cruised back and forth through the islands of the Caribbean. JoAnne says they recently went on a wonderful adventure to see the many great sites of Peru. During their travels, Bill took this photo of JoAnne trying to keep warm at the airport in Peru by reading the Caribbeans famous waterfront magazine, All At Sea The cruisers are working on a series of articles about their sailing adventures and we look forward to publishing them in a future edition of All At Sea 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: subscribe@allatsea.net or mail to: 382 NE 191st Street #32381, Miami, Florida, 33179-3899. PAGE 53 Carols at Dawn: Cruisers Christmas Morning in the USVI C M


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 15 CaribbeanSeaBonaire Montserrat U.S. Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Anguilla St.Maarten/St.Martin St.Barthelemy Guadeloupe Tobago Trinidad St. Vincent & Bequia The Grenadines St. Lucia St. Kitts & Nevis Martinique Grenada Dominic a Barbados Barbuda Antigua Puerto Rico Carriacou Marie-Galante St. Eustatius U.S.V.I. B.V.I. PAGE 61 Sint Maarten Build Your Future Project: Kids Count M PAGE 65 Home of the Bequia Blast P P H


16 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 News CARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD Caribbean Sailing Association NewsThe Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) held their annual twoday Regatta Organizers Conference in October. The conference was held at the Port de Plaisance marina in Sint Maarten and attracted some 30 delegates from around the Caribbean. Cary Byerley, CSA President for the last “ve years, was not reelected and the role passed to Peter Holmberg. In an invited comment, Mr. Holmberg said: Nominations are made from the ”oor at each AGM, and being nominated, I agreed to accept the Presidents role for the year.Ž He noted that his primary goal, during his term of of“ce, would be to help organize CSA into a more professional organization. The Caribbean is now one of the leading sailing regions in the world, and we have to be better organized and prepared to meet this opportunity and challenge. I will work with the other of“cers to better organize our internal operations, from establishing objectives and committees, to improving our accounting practices,Ž he said. Along with several presentations, Alison Sly-Adams discussed the role of social media in promoting regattas. Paul Miller and Alfred Koolen offered a Measurers Report and CSA Rules Update. One of the livelier presentations Understanding and working with Sponsors was chaired by John Leone of Heineken Beer and David Antrobus of Sol Antilles. (Gary E. Brown)Sint Maarten Marine Trades Representatives Visit BrazilMembers of The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) recently attended the Sao Paulo Boat Show where they sought to diversify the current clientele of the marine industry by encouraging Brazilian Yacht enthusiasts to bring their vessels to St. Maarten. In a press release the association noted that the delegation was well received and said expectations are that we will begin to see an in”ux of Brazilian owned vessels home porting in St. Maarten this season.ŽCarlos Aguilar Match RaceSAINT THOMAS, USVI … Twelve Open teams representing some of the best match racers in the world, both men and women, will put their skills to the test in the 5th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), presented by Ulysse Nardin / Trident Jewels & Time, December 5th to 9th. Homegrown talent will be among the toughest and include skippers Taylor Can“eld, ranked 11th in the world and winner of the King Edward VII Gold Cup at the 2012 Argo Group Gold Cup in October and Americas Cup winning helmsman, Peter Holmberg. Five top-ranked women skippers are con“rmed to compete. The Open Champion in this International Sailing Federation (ISAF) provisional Grade Two event will be awarded either an Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver or Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver precision timepiece. Delegates at the Caribbean Sailing Association Regatta Organizers Conference held in St. Maarten October 21st … 22nd 2012PHOTO: OCEANMEDIA Carlos Aguilar Match Race … USAs Sally Barkow (left) and Finlands Staffan Lindberg (right) sail the Finals. Lindberg and his team were ultimately victoriousPHOTO: DEAN BARNES


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 17 FLAGS PROVIDED BY FLAGSPOT.NET MIAMI, FLFEBRUARY 14 … 18Miami Boat Shows | Boat Show www.MiamiBoatShow.com lberryman@nmma.org 954-441-3227 PUERTO RICOFEBRUARY 1 … 3Club Nautico de San Juan Intl. Regatta | Sailing Regatta www.nauticodesanjuan.com vela@nauticodesanjuan.com 787-722-0177 ST. THOMAS, USVIDECEMBER 6 … 9Carlos Aguilar Match Race Sailing Regatta www.carlosmatchrace.comDECEMBER 15Around St Thomas Race Sailing Regatta styc.net | 340-775-6320 EVENT CALENDAR Please send future events to editor@allatsea.net. This month and next months events are currently published here and at www.allatsea.net. Your specific area may or may not be shown based on identified activities for these months. ANTIGUADECEMBER 31Nelsons Pursuit Race | Sailing Regatta www.antiguayachtclub.com yachtclub@candw.agFEBRUARY 7 … 10Jolly Harbour Valentines Regatta Sailing Regatta | www.jhycantigua.com nickwhite55@hotmail.com BONAIREJANUARY 17 … 1925th Bonaire International & Local Fishing Tournament Deep Sea Fishing www.bonaire“shingtournaments.com Bonaire@budgetmarine.com KEY WEST, FLJANUARY 20 … 25Quantum Key West 2013 Sailing Regatta www.premiere-racing.com Peter@premiere-racing.com 781-639-9545 Changes bene“t Grenada Sailing Week The newly formed Grenada Sailing Week (GSW) has a new logo, created by Dwayne Grainger, to go with their new website. The regatta has also embraced social media and news and views about the event can be found on their Facebook page … Grenada Sailing Week. In a press release, GSW said they have made it easy to register for the event online, including payment of registration fees at an unbeatable US$60.00 per boat.Ž The GSW Board says they are proud that Camper & Nicholsons is the main sponsor for the event, known as the Grenada Sailing Week Camper & Nicholsons Race Series. Participants will bene“t as in the past from the use of the ideal Port Louis Marina facility, so conveniently placed for access to racing courses and fully equipped to host post-racing events,Ž the Board said. Grenada Sailing Week, January 31st … February 5th 2013. Visit: www.grenadasailing week.com


18 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012A PERFECT GALLEY A PERFECT IDIOT BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDERSailing Humor The reason I learned to write was to avoid manual labor„and, strangely, I now earn my living scribbling about how-to-do stuff I seldom actually do. Ironic, eh? And, of course, a sailor can become rather pompous while pretending to be an expert„especially when they know they dont know what they are talking about. For example, a greenhorn recently emailed me, What type of galley is best?Ž This is a complicated subject, and, as we all know, fools rush in where wise men fear to tread. Heres my reply: The perfect galley doesnt exist because everything on a boat is a compromise„and, as important as eating is, it is not the only shipboard activity. (Theres sex, for instance.) Besides, one cooks dream is anothers nightmare. So, what we are about to discuss is a very individual, very personal thing„how to imbue the food we cook with l-o-v-e. Heavy, eh? Lets start with the lowly sink. On a small boat, there can only be one. It should be deeper than its shore-side counterpart, so it can do its job while heeled. Closer to the centerline is better„in any event, it must not begin to “ll with water no matter how severe the heel. There should be a correlation between dish size and sink size„which is why the French favor two deep round sinks rather than one square one. The drain is extremely important. It should be as large and straight as possible. Cooking grease stinks, literally, and will soon choke it off if small in diameter„so it is a huge advantage if it can be plunged and re-opened from inside the vessel. This means the sink strainer must either be removable or coarse enough to run a plumbers snake down ƒ or at least a small dowel or wire. There has to be a shut off where the drain exits the hull„so the cook can shut it off in an emergency and/or when they are destinking the drain with standing bleach or soap. Minimum hose diameter is 1 inch; 1.5 is better. Capn Fatty chopping up the galley on Ganesh


20 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012The sink drain and the head output can be on the same side of the hull„but the watermakers intake and the saltwater sink pump intake should both be very low and on the opposite side of the hull from the sink and head output. The sink should be at a comfortable height„which isnt easy. Some people are short and others tall. Temporary steps or risers are a poor idea on an offshore vessel. Thus, if the cook is particularly short or tall, and they complain ƒ well, the whole galley top area has to be moved up or down. (Sigh.) The cooks hands should reach the bottom of the sink naturally, without being too hunched over or having chipmunk hands. There needs to be as much counter space around the sink and stove area as possible. There should be four faucets. Yes, four! The main openon-demand pressurized faucet should “ll from your main freshwater tank„and, of course, go to your head(s) and shower(s) as well. In addition to this faucet, there should be non-pressurized foot pump pulling from the same tank. Why? There are a number of reasons, mostly concerning saving fresh water. (You only need a few drops to dampen your tooth brush!) The third faucet is the deck water one. This is used mostly for dish washing and cleaning„and its water is caught straight off your deck„by the simple and effective method of diverting some deck water into a special deck-“ll with a spare rope (or temporary blocked off deck drains in the case of Ganesh ). This water is basically fresh rain water„but it can contain a lot of salt if you were impatient and didnt allow enough time for your deck, sails, and cordage to rinse„and it can also be dirty from anchor mud, dog-poop tracked aboard, and sea gull poop as well. So we dont use this water during our tea break„unless thats the only water we have, and then, well, a little dog and bird poop tastes just “ne! In addition to catching semi-clean, semi-fresh water off the decks, we can catch water from our Bimini top and from a clean, dedicated foredeck water catcher. The fourth faucet is for salt water. It is extremely important that this one be as splash & splatter free as possible„ as salt water is very corrosive. We use the salt water primarily for the cleaning of crockery, etc. (Certain non-quality stainless steel cooking utensils shouldnt be stressed with the salt water. These will be easy to “nd„just look for the streaks of rust.) We use the semi-fresh deck water primarily to rinse off the salt and for other cleaning chores. This allows us to use our precious fresh water for drinking, cooking, and other forms of ingestion„and not much else. How effective is this? Pretty effective. On our “rst circumnavigation, we could carry 60 gallons of fresh water, max. We “lled up in India, and went four months in deserted Chagos„before taking on more fresh water in French Mayotte fourand-a-half months later! Yes, it rained, and we effectively caught it. Watermakers are expensive things. They require lots of spare parts„and some eat money faster than they make water. Do you need one to sail around the world? No. Would it be nice to have? We dont know, but we soon will„as Ganesh (our new Wauquiez 43) has an 80E Pur unit. The fuel of choice is propane. It is hotter than butane. Forget alcohol stoves; the fuel is tough to “nd, doesnt burn hot, and is expensive. Kerosene stinks and needs to be primed; yeek! Wood and coal only makes sense if you are a survivalist, hiding aboard at the poles. (My friend Alva Simon froze himself in at 70+ north latitude for the winter„ something I recommend you dont try at home!) The bottom line: propane is (almost) the universal stove fuel for offshore live-aboard vessels. It is widely available, burns hot, is cheap, and you can carry lots of it in a small space. Thats the good news. The bad news is that propane can, and does, kill people. It is dangerous! Why? Because it explodes. Why is it particularly dangerous aboard a boat? Because, should a leak develop„the gas does not slowly dissipate like in a house„but rather gathers and condenses in the bilge ƒ until lit by a spark ƒ and everyone dies. Many offshore vessels that were never heard from again actually exploded, in my humble opinion. Collision and “re are the two things I worry about most offshore„not storms. The main safety precaution is to carefully check your newly installed propane tanks for leaks EACH AND EVERY TIME you change em. Theres special (completely non-corrosive) stuff you can use„we just use sudsy dish washing liquid on a sponge. Take your time. Any leak will expand a bubble. Watch carefully. Technology, of course, can help. Most boats these days have a 12 volt electric solenoid to shut off the fuel at the tank„conveniently, from the galley. This device has saved a lot of lives but, like anything else on a boat, has its drawbacks. If you lose your electrical power, you lose your ability to cook as well. To avoid this, many old salts put manual bypass valves running in parallel with the solenoid„but this adds cost and complexity. Sailing Humor So we dont use this water during our tea break„unless thats the only water we have, and then, well, a little dog and bird poop tastes just “ne!


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22 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012Another device that should be mentioned is the propane fume sniffer. These are located in the bilge„and work well. At least for a while. But Ive never seen one working after four years or so„so I am reluctant to depend on one with my life. The stove itself should be gimbaled AND able to be locked in place (in harbor or while boiling a huge pot of water for, say, lobsters). There should be a minimum of two stovetop burners„ but the more the merrier. Certainly three burners is a vast improvement over two. The oven has to be able to get truly hot„at least 350 degrees. Bigger is better, of course, but space is always at a premium on a sailboat„even if it is 80 feet LOA. It is nice if theres a broiler„although it is hardly necessary. Many stoves are very expensive today. Thats “ne. However, many of these very expensive stoves are crap„which is not “ne. The only bright side of this situation is that we have always managed to pick up gleaming $2,000 stoves in the dumpster„because their owner has deluded themselves that the new model might be more dependable„ dream on, pal! The placement„and easy of opening„of the galley utensil drawer is very important„but the most important placement after the sink and stove„is the trash bin. Oh, dear! This is complicated. It must be super easy to use, quick to replace its plastic bag, and odor free. Usually the solution is to hinge it from the bottom so that it wedges open from the top. Its placement should be close to, but not directly under, the sink. Most live-aboard boats these days have refrigeration. Given enough solar cells, wind generators, and batteries (translation: weight and money), these 12 volt units can run solely on renewable energy. We have six solar cells on Ganesh and our battery bank is almost always recharged by the sun before noon IF we are in the sunny tropics. Knife racks should not empty during a pitch-pole„the last thing you need is a ”ying meat cleaver winging around the interior in gale force conditions. ƒ On and on I happily went for another 10,000 words or so„and then hit the send button on my email program. I felt smug and self-righteous. A fan in need is a fan indeed! The following day I received this response: Er ƒ what I meant was, like, U or L shaped?Ž Capn 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, Out“t, and Sail is out now.Visit:fattygoodlander.com Sailing Humor


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 23 Sailing Humor BY JULIAN PUTLEY GRAPHICS BY HANNAH WELCH By now the Off Season is behind us. Its a funny thing but by the end of the summer season, as August winds down, everyone in the tourism industry is ready for a break; restful weekends and holidays are anticipated as employees wave goodbye to the last tourists with a sigh of relief. But by November the shoe is on the other foot and depleted bank accounts and bulging credit card debts are signaling a need for a return of visitors, hopefully with fat wallets. In other words the On Season is awaited with great expectations. The famous entertainer, Tony Snell, of the BVIs Last Resort, once bought a bargain property in New Hampshire but then described the wisdom of his purchase with some doubt, The place has four seasons: the wet season, the mud season, the ”y season and the off season.Ž But how did the term Off Season get to be coined. Charlie was given several explanations, Its because its time to get off the rock; time to broaden your horizons and see family and friends in other parts of the world. Or since it also happens to be the hurricane season, which can mean torrential rains and tropical downpours, perfect for breeding mosquitoes, the repellant Off becomes a much sought after remedy. Yep, thats it, the Off Season.Ž Charlie visited a French Deli one day during the Off Season and bought an expensive portion of smelly cheese. When he got back to his boat he found the cheese to be inedible. Next day he took it back to the shop and complained. The manager told him, Zees sheese ees not off Eet ees for zee mature palate.Ž Charlie left the offensive comestible there and just presumed he was a victim of the Off Season. Charlie was still not convinced that any of the explanations were really viable until one evening he was sailing into the BVIs North Sound and two of the lights on the channel markers werent working. He explained the dilemma to the harbor master at Leverick Bay, Ah,Ž said the knowledgeable fellow, yes, theyve been off for a while. Dont expect theyll be on again until the season.Ž Then at the local waterfront bar Charlie took a seat next to his friend, Aussie Randy, and the subject of the Off Season came up. Randy immediately came up with the answer, Its because we all have more time to relax and have it off .Ž Charlie thought for a moment, In America its called getting it on .Ž Great,Ž replied Randy, were covered for both seasons.Ž So there you have it! Charlie wishes everyone a happy and rewarding season; a jolly Christmas and a rollicking Boxing Day! Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel SAILING WITH CHARLIE THE OFF SEASON


24 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Book Reviews TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, WITH E NOTATIONS According to online book seller Amazon.com, eNotated Classics are a completely new approach that takes advantage of eBook technology to extend and enrich books in a way thats convenient to use and easy for the reader. Most eBooks are simple conversions of paper books; eNotated editions add an extra layer of meaning to bring the book to life in your hands. Heady stuff, but I have to agree. Earlier this year I was asked to review the Kindle version of Richard Henry Danas Two Years Before the Mast with eNotations by Chris Thomerson. In the eBook version of the famous sailing classic, simply highlight a word or phrase that you dont understand and up pops a thorough explanation. This has opened up the world of square riggers like never before and turned Two Years Before the Mast into a must read for anyone with even a slight interest in maritime history. Thomerson has done an extraordinary job. After reading this eBook you almost know enough to skipper a sailing ship! I cant recommend this book enough. The eNotated Two Years Before the Mast (Kindle Edition)AUTHOR: Richard Henry Dana / Chris Thomerson Available from Amazon.comBUY, OUTFIT, & SAILOur own Capn Fatty Goodlander keeps us entertained with his humor but there is a serious side to the constant circumnavigator and it shines through in his book: BUY, OUTFIT, and SAIL … How to Inexpensively and Safely BUY, OUTFIT, & SAIL a Small Vessel Around the World Written in his own inimitable style, the Capn shows the reader that it is possible to circumnavigate on a boat that costs little money and “nance the voyage on the pennies a Scotsman throws away.Ž But theres more. This wouldnt be a Goodlander book without some home-grown philosophy and humor and there are plenty of both strewn across the pages. You might not agree with everything he says, but the point of the book is to get you off the couch and turn your cruising dreams into reality. The author says: The primary aim of this book is to assist the frugal, safety-conscious sailor in the purchase and repair of a modest sailboat capable of circumnavigating.Ž NAUTICAL BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS EDITORS CHOICE There is no doubt that the advice offered in this book is affective; Fatty, and his previous boat Wild Card and his new boat Ganesh are proof of that. Fatty Goodlander is the only person who could write this book. My only criticism is that he didnt write it sooner. BUY, OUTFIT, & SAILAUTHOR: Captain Fatty Goodlander Paperback or eBookPUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ISBN-10: 1456310038 ISBN-13: 978-1456310035 Available from Amazon.com or through http://fattygoodlander.comCABO TRAFALGAR IN THE MOONLIGHTMany years ago I read a series of historical novels written by naval historian Dudley Pope, about the adventures of naval hero Lord Ramage during the time of Nelson. When I arrived in the Caribbean, I was thrilled to learn that Pope was living aboard his boat„ named after his “ctional hero Ramage „in St. Martin and it was a great thrill when I was invited onboard. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Dudley Pope or his wife, Kay, I did get to know their daughter, Victoria. And it was through Victoria that I received a review copy of Kay Popes book: Cabo Trafalgar in the Moonlight In her book, Kay describes her life with the author and takes us into a world of creativity rarely seen. This is much more than a sailing adventure, its a heart-warming love sto-


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 25 ry about two people sharing a life inspired, and supported, by wonderful stories about the sea. This is Kays very personal account of her life with Dudley Pope. Her descriptions of people they met and places they lived during their long marriage are a joy to read. Through her book, she shows us how the world of publishing has changed, how strange life in the 60s and 70s now seems, and how together two people can beat the odds and ful“ll a dream. This inspirational book, with its roots in sailing past and present, will make you laugh and cry. Cabo Trafalgar in the MoonlightAUTHOR: Kay Pope Paperback or eBook PUBLISHER: House of Stratus ISBN-10: 075512278X ISBN-13: 978-0755122783 Available from Amazon.comGUIDE TO THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDSMy bookshelf is full of cruising guides and pilot books. Some are so out of date they should have been buried at sea long ago. Now, theres a shiny new cruising guide on my shelf and this one is by the master himself, Don Street, Jn. Streets latest guide covers a group of islands that many now use as a stopping off point before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Guide to the Cape Verde Islands is rich in detail and as you would expect from Street, mentions every rock, reef and rest-stop in the archipelago. Don writes in the folksy style of which I never tire. This is hands on stuff; a bit like having the old sea dog on board looking over your shoulder. Richly illustrated with charts and color photographs, the guide contains all the information you need to change the Cape Verde Islands from a quick port of call, to cruising grounds in their own right. Guide to the Cape Verde IslandsAUTHOR: Donald Street, Jn.PUBLISHED BY: Seaworthy Publications ISBN-13: 978-1892399-34-2 ISBN-10: 1 „34-2892399-34-2 Streets guides are available from: www.seaworthy.com & www.imray.com


26 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Fishing Gaviota was Top Boat at the Club Nautico de San Juan International Billfish Tournament Club Nautico de San Juans 59th International Bill“sh Tournament (IBT) concluded with a spectacular 102 blue marlin releases, plus achieved another milestone in bill“sh conservation history by being the “rst tournament to partner with the National Geographic Society in the deployment and recovery of bill“sh Crittercams six times to capture images of these magni“cent “sh in their natural environment. We set a new record this year of an average of 2.5 blue marlin released per boat. It was a very successful tournament,Ž says tournament chair, Miguel Donato. Gaviota a Viking 52, won the Top Boat trophy by being the “rst to release six blue marlin. Joe Vizcarrondo, Gaviota s owner and angler, explains, Weve “shed in this tournament for over ten years and this is the “rst time weve won overall. One of the great secrets to our success was Capt. Luis Infanzon. He diligently stayed in position and tried to raise “sh. The fact that he stuck to his method is why we “nished the way we did.Ž Gaviota s anglers, Vizcarrondo, Ricky LeFranc and Frankie Mirandes, collectively released three blue marlin the “rst day, two the second, and one on the fourth and “nal day of “shing. Four other boats also released six blue marlin by the time lines out was called at 4:00pm; they are, in order of “nish: Amigo Jean B and GinPoleAde Best Angler Overall trophy and Best Visiting Angler went to Ecuadors Miguel Sosa, who was the “rst to release four blue marlin, while Scotlands Malcolm MacDonald won Second Visiting Angler with three releases, followed by Jason Rutkin (USA) with 800 points or two releases.CLUB NAUTICO DE SAN JUAN INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT 102 BLUE M ARLIN RELEASED PHOTO: MARK SMESTAD


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 27 Best Local Angler went to Puerto Ricos Bruno Rodriguez (four releases), followed by Efrain Gonzlez Caro (1200 points) and Nicolas Carvajal (1200 points). Fourteen international teams competed and Club Nautico de San Juan #1 dream team of experienced anglers came in “rst with eight blue marlin releases. The CNSJ #1 team anglers were Jaime Fullana “shing aboard the Buddy Davis 74, Bolita ; Gustavo Hermida aboard his Hatteras 72, Fish Hunter ; and Bruno Rodriguez, “shing from his Jim Smith 53, Amigo Jaime Fullana, who released three of the dream teams eight marlin and who has being an Organizing Committee member for decades, said, We enjoyed perfect “shing, perfect weather and a bit of luck. Its a great feeling to win.Ž Puerto Ricos Stephanie Lebron, “shing aboard the Bertram 54, Tati-Way successfully defended her title and earned Best Female again this year with two releases. I caught the “rst “sh on the third day of “shing,Ž explains Lebron. It was over 500lb; the largest Ive ever caught. It took me over 45-minutes to reel it in and make the release. I am so proud of that “sh.Ž Lebron released her second blue marlin, a smaller “sh that took just ten-minutes to “ght, on the “nal day of “shing. She beat six other female anglers competing in the tournament. A total of 102 blue marlin were released by 148 anglers from eight countries “shing aboard 43 boats. The IBT is a well-orchestrated “shing competition that boasts nightly parties, a spectacular boat parade, special Ladies Program, a Shoot-Out start past the famous El Morro Castle, honorary jet ”y-over welcoming the ”eet back to shore and a tournament “nale Gala Awards Banquet where over 30 prizes are presented. In addition to its partnership with the National Geographic Society, the IBT welcomed professionals from The Bill“sh Foundation and International Game Fishing Association (IGFA). Along with six successful NGSs Crittercam deployments, several pop-up archival satellite tags were also placed in released blue marlin. Five tags placed in last years tournament have already been recovered. For results, videos photos and more, visit: www.sanjuan international.comAlong with six successful NGSs Crittercam deployments, several pop-up archival satellite tags were also placed in released blue marlin. Five tags placed in last years tournament have already been recovered.


28 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Fishing The gals triumphed for the sixth time in the St. Croix Golden Hook Fishing Clubs 13th Annual Guy/Gal Tournament. Nicknamed the reel challenge of the sexes, the guys did catch their fair share of “sh as well as help raise $5,000 for the islands St. Marys School. Seven boats “shed the tournament held September 29th and 30th. The gals “shed “rst and collectively put a whopping 828.7lb of “sh on the dock by days end. This total, says Trish Rhodes, a long-time lady angler who competed aboard the 52ft Hatteras, Producer was more than the GALS TRIUMPH IN REEL CHALLENGE OF THE SEXESBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER whole Golden Hook Fishing Club caught last year! We have not had a really great showing of “sh on the dock in years. I think this may be due to the cracking down of long liners south of us.Ž The gal team aboard the 65ft Hatteras, Living the Dream which included Nichole Johnson, Darby Kirby, Sarah Ridgway, Chelsy Harris, and Robin Finch caught eight “sh for 207.6lb and won Best Gals Boat. David Johnson, who shared helm duties with Austin Schneider, says, We started working Lang Bank to the east of St. Croix early. We targeted wahoo since all the mahi we saw and heard Guy/Gal Tournament Overall Winner Living the Dream (from left): David Johnson (owner/relief captain), Chelsy Harris (angler), Robyn Finch (angler), Nichole Johnson (owner/angler), Darby Schneider (angler), Sarah Ridgway (angler), AK Lovarco (mate), Austin Schneider (captain)PHOTO: ALDA ANDUZE


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 29 that were caught, were small. The girls caught four wahoo early and were neck-and-neck with the vessel, Andy on hook-ups, so we knew the competition was stiff. We headed west after lunch and found a palm tree ”oater, but there were only small jacks, triple tail and mahi. Then we headed to Salt River to work the north shore, east, back towards town for the weigh-in. Thats when the girls caught four more wahoo.Ž The next day, the guys team aboard the 26ft center console, La Mensajera not only won Best Guys Boat with “ve “sh for 155.8lb, but owner and angler Jose Sanchez Sr. set a new island record by catching a monster 61.2lb wahoo. Mate Edgar Bengoa tells, The “shing rod screamed just after 10:00am and the “ght was on. I told Jose to take the rod and he started working the “sh. When we saw how big it was I started saying thats a winner! I gaffed the “sh and it felt like I was pulling up a 100-pounder.Ž Living The Dream proved the Overall Winner after the guys team of Jason Foust, Eric Schindler and Matt Ridgway along with mates/anglers Chad Sheraw and AK Lovarco caught “ve “sh for 145.5 lb, to put the vessels two day gal-guy total at 13 “sh for 353.1lb. The secret to the vessels success were many, explains Johnson. The Girls Team practiced a lot and did an amazing job, the captain had the boat in top shape and the mates made sure we had all the right gear. We also used the tuna door to pull the larger “sh in so we did not have any missed gaff shots. Everyone was decked out in our new Living the Dream Fishing Team shirts, so we looked as good as we “shed.Ž In other awards, Andy placed Second Best Gals Boat with eight “sh or 199.5lb, and Two Fer Sure rounded out third on the Gals day with seven “sh for179.2lb. Two Fer Sure anglers Denise Sedgwick and TJ Sedgwick caught the tournaments second and third largest “sh: 47.9lb and 38.6lb wahoo, respectively. Living the Dream sported the Second Best Guys Boat, while Leisure Lady “nished third on the Guys day with “ve “sh for 111.8lb. For information about upcoming tournaments, visit www. “shstx.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.The next day, the guys team aboard the 26ft center console, La Mensajera not only won Best Guys Boat with “ve “sh for 155.8lb, but owner and angler Jose Sanchez Sr. set a new island record by catching a monster 61.2lb wahoo.


30 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Fishing FRANCES NUNES, JR. MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT & SEAFOOD FESTIVALANTIGUA … Fishing and feasting were the theme of the day for the 6th Frances Nunes, Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival. The event brought in a ”ood of “sh and plenty of people to feast in Antiguas Nelsons Dockyard on September 30th. Twenty-“ve boats competed for prizes in this Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Club-hosted tournament. The ”eet reeled in 62 “sh for a collective weight of nearly 1700lb. The “ght for Champion Boat Overall was extremely close. JD Halls 34ft Boston Whaler Not Chief Yet won with a catch that topped the scaled at 278.5lb, while the vessels Blue Rapid and Vitamin B were close behind with 265lb and 244.25lb of “sh, respectively. We went to the northwest, our usual “shing grounds for years and about an hour out from the dockyard,Ž explains Hall. We had our “rst strike at 7:20am and the “sh busted the leader. A half-hour later, we had four strikes and caught them all. After that, we knew the “sh were there and spent the next eight hours trolling in a two-mile area. By the end of the day, we had lost 12 strikes, but still landed nine wahoo to win. It was a great day.Ž It was Halls father, Kit, who reeled in a 55lb wahoo to win the Largest Fish Caught by a Male and Largest Wahoo awards. I knew it was a big “sh from the “rst bite,Ž Hall explains. You can tell the size of the “sh from the initial run, the way it spools the line, and this one almost took it all.Ž Not Chief Yet scored yet another award for angler Shamel Delabanques Largest King“sh, a 14.75-pounder. Meanwhile, Champion Boat in the small boat division went to Capt. David Fuller at the helm of his 24ft Boston Whaler, El Gringo Several boats went to the northeast of the bank, thats why I choose to go to the southeast,Ž Fuller tells. We started catching “sh within a minute. Our last strike came at 9:00am. We caught all 151.25lb of wahoo in the “rst two hours of the tournament.Ž BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Interestingly, while the El Gringo crewmembers were reeling in their wahoo, Fullers nine-year-old daughter, Olivia, tended the helm. Another young person who enjoyed a great day was four-year-old Logan Langlois. Langlois was the youngest angler of the tournament and he also caught the Largest Dolphin of the tournament, a 16.25-pounder, aboard the vessel, We Going In other awards, Frances Fuller “shing aboard Blue Rapid caught the Largest Fish Caught by a Female, a 45lb wahoo; Blue Rapid s Justin Baretto caught the Largest Fish Caught by a Youth, a 35.5lb wahoo; while Davide De Munare on Puravida caught the largest and only tuna, an 11.25-pounder. Crowds gathered in the Dockyard to watch the weigh-in, feast on seafood and purchase the fresh catch as soon as it came off the scales. The tournament honors Francis Nunes Jr., who played an integral role in the development of sports “shing on Antigua and Barbuda. For information on upcoming tournaments, visit: www. antiguabarbudasport“shing.com Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. JD Hall and Kit Hall on Not Chief Yet receive their prize from Ita Nunes, widow of Frances Nunes Jr. PHOTO: KEVIN JOHNSON WWW.KEVINJOHNSONPHOTOGRAPHY.COM


32 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Fishing EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL NEVIS SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT BLACKFIN DEFENDS CHAMPION BOAT TITLE Nineteen boats hailing from St. Maarten, St. Barths, Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis with eightytwo anglers aboard competed in the 18th Annual Nevis Sport Fishing Tournament on October 20th, organized by the Nevis Yacht Club and hosted by the Oualie Beach Resort. By weigh-in time, it was Capt. Clivin Christmas aboard his 31ft Black“n Express, Black“n and his anglers that brought a whopping 248.3lb of “sh to the weigh-in, making it the third consecutive year Black“n has won the Champion Boat title and Christmas eighth time in the winners circle. The secret to Black“n s success revolves around good equipment, a stable work platform to haul in the “sh, consistency of depth along the bank and a crew you can rely on to “nish off the job,Ž says Christmas. The team aboard Black“n … Christmas, gaffers Dave Mills and Pele Wilkinson, hauler Brad Jarvis, plus two accomplished lady anglers, Kenisha Christmas and Tracy Gallipot-Rigby, headed some 25 miles due east of Nevis to the Barbuda bank. Here, the team trolled for the proli“c wahoo that swim the natural channel between Antigua and the Leeward Islands, catching most of their “sh before 11am and after 2pm. In other awards, Nevis-based Askari won Second Best Boat with a catch of 139.7lb, while fellow Nevis vessel, Fast Forward took top prize in the under 25ft category with 45lb of “sh. Nevis Christopher Weinphaul, on Grouper Scooper won best Junior Angler for reeling in a 26.7lb wahoo, while Black“n s Ribgy earned top Lady Angler with her 34lb wahoo. In prize categories for the heaviest individual species, prizes were awarded to: Askari 34.2lb king“sh; Black“n 13.2lb tuna; Natalie Kate 60.8lb dolphin; and Black“n 50.5lb wahoo. It is always a pleasure to host the annual “shing tournament at our small beachfront resort,Ž says John Yearwood, managing director of the Oualie Beach Resort. The visiting anglers come from the surrounding islands, Europe and the USA and rave about the unspoiled beauty of Nevis and local delicacies such as goat soup. This year we even had entrants from Australia and Holland.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER The team aboard Blackfin winners of the 18th Annual Nevis Sport Fishing Tournament (from left): Pele Wilkinson, Kenisha Christmas, Tracy Gallipot-Rigby, Captain Clivin Christmas, Dave Mills and Brad JarvisPHOTO: NEVISPAGES.COM


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34 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Cruising Sailing the Caribbean waters, living aboard inde“nitely, taking your ”oating home from one exotic place to another is an interesting concept ƒ To many people living a normal life on land, living on a sailboat represents a life of freedom, beauty and perfect tropical weather. They imagine the sailing couple„whether they are friends, family or strangers they read or hear about„sitting on a sugary white beach, swaying in a hammock between palm trees, sailing with full sails over translucent water, swimming in the crystal clear sea, sunbathing on deck, snorkeling with turtles, rays and colorful “sh or sipping a pia colada in the comfortable cockpit, while the sun drops below the horizon. The reality is often far from that. When cruisers hang out in a bar during happy hour, you hear them talk about that last major squall that ripped their jib, the fact that their fridge is broken; the best remedies for seasickness, the unavailability of parts for their water maker or the annoyance of being stuck in harbor because a generator part they ordered is delayed. Information about what to get where and how is exchanged and helping hands are offered. Boat parts are harder to come by on most of the Caribbean islands and they are expensive. Because our ”oating homes get kicked around a lot by wind and waves, things break often. The salty environment doesnt help. When you captain a sailboat, not only do you have to be capable of sailing and navigating your boat, you also ought to be a diesel mechanic and a general handyman. You never know where and when something will fail and you better have some spares aboard. The adage Sailing is “xing your boat in exotic places comes to mind often. Another saying cruisers know all too well is B-O-A-T or Break out another Thousand. Thats right, we pay in boat BY LIESBET COLLAERTLIESBET COLLAERT ASKS: WHY DO WE CRUISE? Beach walk on the sand spit in Cayo de Agua, Los Roques, VenezuelaPHOTO: MARK KILTYMark at the helm near Saline Island, GrenadaPHOTO: LIESBET COLLAERT


36 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012units, every unit representing US$1,000 and many of those are spent a year. Owning a boat is in my experience NOT the cheapest way to travel the world (Gone are the days I lived out of a backpack for US$5,000 a year), but it can be done very affordably, depending on the kind of sailboat you purchase, the amount of things that break and/or you cant “x yourself and your level of comfort. Daily life is cheap if you cook all your own meals, sail as much as possible (you do have a sailboat after all!), dont go out often, and if nothing major breaks. Most of the sailors out here are retired and have suf“cient money to live on and keep their boat a”oat. Younger people might have to make money along the way to not only maintain the boat, but also maintain the lifestyle. That little fact adds extra stress and frustration to the already quite hardy and busy boat life. As any cruiser can con“rm; nothing is easy when you live on the water. Grocery shopping takes half-a-day and some needed items are hard to “nd. Raising sails, lifting dinghies and hauling jerry cans full of water and fuel breaks your back. Where is the nearest Laundromat? How about propane? Washing the dishes, cleaning the interior, checking the engines, tuning the rigging; boat errands never totally stop. You can hire local professionals to help out with the unending list of boat projects, but that will cost you. How long will you have to wait around and will it be done right? Before idealizing or desiring a life a”oat, you have to realize the lack of comfort and what is involved. Dont forget your dependency on the weather, local customs and languages and managing a moving household, while using a small dinghy as the only transportation device. Now why would anyone choose a lifestyle like this, you wonder? I ask myself that very question frequently and imagine sailors are a stubborn lot ƒ But then Id be out there sailing along at seven knots, staring at the horizon and observing a playful pod of dolphins, blue skies overhead and turquoise seas underneath. I would arrive at a pretty, remote anchorage with a gorgeous beach lined with picturesque palm trees. Id go for an amazing snorkel and “nish the day with a rum & coke (with ice!) in our cockpit, while the sun gloriously turns the sky red. At night I would gaze at the millions of stars and think to myself, This is why I am sailing. Lets keep doing it just a tiny bit longer ƒŽ One perfect day is worth all the other trouble. Liesbet Collaert is a former teacher and freelance writer who lives and cruises on S/V Irie with her husband, Mark. Visit: www.itsirie.com Blog: http://xwaters.com/blogs/ liesbets-blog View of the anchorage from Palm Beach on the island of La Blanquilla, VenezuelaPHOTO: LIESBET COLLAERTCruising




38 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Cruising In 2011, my wife Mia and I crossed the far north Atlantic. We sailed from Annapolis, bound for Ireland, “nally taking our departure from St. Pierre, a tiny French island ten miles south of Newfoundland. Twenty-three days later, we landed in the village of Crookhaven, just around the corner from Fastnet and the famous rock. It was a conscious decision to go north. To go via the road less traveled. We went north because we hoped wed get to see the southern regions professionally one day. Less than a year later, we did. After departing Bermuda, we spent 12 uneventful days at sea aboard Kinship a Saga 43 we were asked to deliver with its owner, and two remarkable weeks exploring the Azores, an archipelago in mid-Atlantic that I scarcely knew existed prior to the trip, and which held zero expectations for me. I ... we, all of us, including Kinship s owner and Ursula, our fourth crewmember … were blown away. STORY BY ANDY SCHELL PHOTOS BY MARIA KARLSSONCROSSING TO THE AZORESLANDFALL IN THE MIDATLANTIC SAILORS PARADISE Horta, on Faials east coast, is the traditional landfall for boats crossing the Atlantic from points west. The large marina is nestled in a sheltered basin with the town front providing a backdrop and 7,000ft Pico rising to the east, across the channel. What was most startling was how lush, how green the island and its neighbors are (the storm a week later gave us an indication as to why). What a refreshing juxtaposition from the ”at scrubland of Bermuda, where people go for the color of the water and not the landscapes. Mia and I rented mopeds … cheaply, Ill say, at 30 Euros for 24 hours … and covered the entire island with our friend Darren leading the way on a moped of his own. We raced around the surprisingly nicely paved roads, stopping in several villages along the way for coffee and fresh bread, or zipping down to one of the black sand beaches for a quick look at what the “sherman were up to. The altitude, as we


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 39 ascended the volcanic island, brought with it cool air and we wore jackets and beanies to ward off the chill. I yearned to get beyond the scenery … which is astounding … so along with Kinship s crew, we spent many an evening touring the back streets of Horta looking for local culture in the islands cuisine. Mia had asked a young lad at the chandlery in town for a good place to eat a bit off-the-beaten-path. He complained that all the yachties only ever see the marina, Peter Caf Sport and the halfkilometer of road connecting the two. While Caf Sport is legendary in sailing lore„we had our “rst celebratory beers there„we longed to see the real Horta. The guy at the chandlery directed us down a few back streets … the sidewalks all paved in iconic stone patterns … where we found the Atlantica Snack Bar, which, despite the informal name, was a fantastic local seafood restaurant offering fresh-caught “sh and cheap, delightful Portuguese wine. The magical view on a clear morning from the marina across the channel to Pico, rising above the clouds




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42 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Our Natural World Back in my landlubber days Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) were always a highlight of the winter holiday season. We would suit up for the weather and spend the day counting birds within our count circle. At the end of the day we would meet up with the other birders and tally our observations. The Christmas Bird Count is managed by the National Audubon Society in the United States and this year will be the 112th count. This citizen science program provides avian scientists with data to look for trends in abundance and distribution of individual bird species. Now, for the second year, cruisers and other mariners can be part of a similar large-scale citizen science effort. This Christmas bird count, not af“liated with Audubon, is called a SeaBC. Last years inaugural count spanned one hundred degrees of latitude from Maine to Antarctica. The second SeaBC is scheduled for November-January and this year were encouraging mariners to simply take digital photos of birds seen at sea. Its “ne if youre not a seabird expert! Seabirds can be dif“cult to identify„even for experts. Take digital photos and jot down notes, saving the identi“cation for later with the help of the online community at the Birding Aboard Facebook page. There are several good bird identi“cation guides for the Caribbean. Birds of the West Indies by Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith and Janis Raffaele (2003) is a good resource for land or sea travels in the Caribbean. COUNTING BIRDS AT SEA BY DEVI SHARP AND DIANA DOYLE Additional resources, including instructions and tally sheets, are posted on www.facebook.com/Birding.Aboard, under the button for SeaBC resources. All data goes to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithologys eBird database, which has easy online reporting and is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese (www.ebird.org). The data becomes a resource for scientists and citizens worldwide and is shared with other conservation organizations such as BirdLife International and National Audubon Society. If youre home schooling, this is a perfect project to teach children about ornithology, marine biology, data gathering and recording, citizen science, and seabird conservation. Young birders receive a colorful personalized PDF certi“cate of participation; a great memento of their experience. There remain so many unanswered questions about ocean birds, such as where some species breed or winter. You can help solve these puzzles! Devi Sharp is a retired wildlife biologist and is on the SeaBC Advisory Board. Devi and her husband Hunter are exploring the Caribbean on their sailboat Arctic TernŽ Diana Doyle is the SeaBC founder, currently birding, cruising, and writing on a PDQ catamaran. Visit: She is also the Tools of the Trade editor for Birding magazine. Visit: www. OnTheWaterChartGuides.com Dorothy Wadlow on Joyant bird watching at sea


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44 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Christmas Boat Parade at Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto RicoPHOTO COURTESY OF CLUB NAUTICO DE SAN JUANDockyard Christmas Party in AntiguaPHOTO: KEVIN JOHNSON WWW.KEVINJOHNSONPHOTOGRAPHY.COMHoliday season in the ARC village


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 45 NAUTICAL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS TIS THE SEASONBY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Its the season to enjoy merry-making. Since the Caribbean region is more sea than land, there are several ways to enjoy nautical-themed holiday celebrations, everything from boat parades to dockyard parties and raft-ups to watch “reworks. BOAT PARADESThe evening of December 8th is a big one for parades. Club Nutico de San Juan kicks off its Christmas Boat Parade at 6:00pm. Over 25 decorated yachts are expected to cruise through San Juan Bay. Vessels transiting through the Caribbean during winter season are invited to participate,Ž invites Commodore Gustavo Hermida. Meanwhile, the Christmas Boat Parade launches at 6:30pm in Christiansted Harbor, on the Virgin Island of St. Croix. Festivities start with chorale performances on the boardwalk, followed by the boat parade and then a “reworks display. The towns stores and restaurants stay open late. We welcome visiting cruisers to join us,Ž says organizer, Martin Oliver. Keep those masts trimmed for the Lighted Boat Parade on St. Thomas the following weekend, December 14th. Everything from sport“shers to cruisers and Coast Guard boats have decked their bows and joined in this community event in Charlotte Amalie Harbor. Following the 6:00pm parade, theres live music, shopping and dining as the town celebrates its annual Miracle on Main Street holiday extravaganza. Come Christmas Eve; join in the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade at the Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) in Virgin Gorda. Yachts gather at 5:45pm at the head of the Bitter End channel and Santa and his merry elves lead the parade aboard the 40ft pontoon boat, Ponce de Leon. Prizes are awarded for well-lit and creatively-decorated boats, which also includes an anchored yacht category for large yachts. Sail, power and crewed charter boats, plus private boats are all welcome,Ž says BEYC vice president of sales and marketing, John Glynn. Join us ashore afterwards too for a Christmas Eve celebration.ŽPARTIES, FESTIVALS & GAMSIn addition to hosting its sixth Christmas Boat Parade in Marina Bas du Fort and the port of Pointe--Pitre, Guadeloupe, on December 22nd, Ariane Graf, managing director of Guadeloupe Yacht Concierge, says, there will be a contest to see who can decorate their yacht to look like a Christmas tree with an award for the best and most original.Ž Cruisers can also enjoy the free International Jazz Festival held in Pointe--Pitre from December 10th to 16th. The Festival is within walking distance from IMMs new dry dock and shipyard facilities. Everyone receives a Christmas gift at the St. Maarten Yacht Clubs (SMYC) Christmas Party. Slated for December 9th, the celebration starts at 5:30pm at the clubhouse in Simpson Bay. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age ten and under. The Christmas Party is open to SMYC members, their guests and cruising yachties. We even broadcast it on the Cruisers net,Ž says club manager, Petra Gilders. The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) Village is open from Noon to 6:00pm from December 13th to 22nd. There will be chattel houses with working local craftsmen,Ž explains IGY Rodney Bay Marinas Portia Mogul. Chef demos and art classes with local chefs and artists will focus PHOTO COURTESY OF RGY MARINAS


46 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Nautical Holiday Happenings on everything from local honey and jams to wood carvings, jewelry, painted glass and local soaps to name a few. Live music takes place almost nightly, including steel pan play offs and cultural dances. Then on December 24th its the IGY Christmas Flotilla.Ž The Christmas Day Champagne Party starts about 11:00am in Nelsons Dockyard, Antigua. Theres a cash bar (monies raised bene“t local charities) and live music. Its a fantastic atmosphere for ex-pats, locals and yachties alike,Ž says Alison Sly-Adams, owner of Antigua Nice, Ltd. Ring in the New Year at the Seven Seas Cruising Associations January 1st GAM at the Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Association, in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. We have a midday pot luck and cruisers participate by bringing a dish to share,Ž explains Jesse James, who owns Members Only Maxi Taxi Service. Its a festive get together for the cruisers who are away from family, a time to share a meal and stories and generally just be together.ŽRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH FIREWORKSThe New Years Eve Dockyard Party in Antigua features live bands, food stalls and bars that open at 9:00pm with “reworks set off at midnight from historic Fort Berkley. To the south, Bequia hosts a spectacular “reworks display on New Years Eve! It takes place right at the head of the harbor in Admiralty Bay, and its viewable from just about anywhere around the harbor,Ž says Nicola Redway, secretary of the Bequia Sailing Club. There are plenty of waterfront restaurants offering New Years Eve specials, but traditionally, the place to be and for the best “reworks view is the Frangipani Hotel, where you can enjoy a great festive BBQ and steel pan entertainment.Ž To the north, the British Virgin Island of Jost Van Dyke is a great place to welcome the New Year. Yachts of all sizes start arriving in Great Harbour on Old Years Night. All the beach bars including Foxys Tamarind Bar (check out the special lobster and prime rib menu!) are open with specials on food and drink in the run up to the midnight fireworks. No snow, but definitely sand between your toes! Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Out with the old … Bequia fireworks light up the night skyPHOTO COURTESY BEQUIA NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION COMMITTEEAll the way from the North Pole! The man in red visits the St. Maarten Yacht Club Christmas party


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DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 49 Puerto Rico MORE MATCH RACING ON THE HORIZON IN PUERTO RICO CAROL M. BAREUTHER Interest in match racing is rising in Puerto Rico. Hot on the heels of the USVIs Peter Holmberg leading a match racing clinic for competitors in July 2011, and Puerto Rican sailors such as Jorge Santiago testing the waters by competing in the Carlos Aguilar Match Race last December, the USVIs Bill Can“eld taught a two-day clinic held September 22nd and 23rd at the Ponce Yacht & Fishing Club for both competitors and those interested in learning race committee work. Match racing is great for tactics, rules and boat handling,Ž Can“eld explains. It makes you a better sailor and its a great sport. Im always interested in pushing The clinic was open to sailors and those interested in becoming race committee officialsPHOTO: CANDIDO POUThe classroom moves to the water PHOTO: CANDIDO POU


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DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 51 Puerto Rico the knowledge that judges must have and the quickness required in making a decision.Ž Pastrana, who serves as a race of“cer and principal race of“cer at ”eet racing events in both Puerto Rico and Miami, says, I love it. Match racing is more challenging for race of“cers, theres more action and more fun. The races are short, fast and in protected waters near the shore with more exposure for the sailing sport.Ž The clinic was extremely helpful and mesmerizing for all race committee personnel present, says Luis Matos. I would love to do more match racing events and play a role either as an umpire or as a competitor.Ž Practice match racing is now in the organizational stage at both the Ponce Yacht & Fishing Club and Club Nautico de San Juan, says clinic organizer, David Kerr. My goal is to set a Match Racing Circuit with St Thomas, Tortola and Puerto Rico; something like the old CORT (Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle) series. I think that it will take some juggling around, but it can be done. Just like Kevin Costner says in the movie Field of Dreams, if you build it, they will come.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. match racing as an alternate to ”eet racing and help anywhere I can.Ž Twelve sailors interested in becoming match racing race committee of“cials and 30 competitors attended the clinic. The instruction was organized into classes held separately for both groups in the morning on the “rst day, followed by practice and a debrie“ng session in the afternoon, with a full dress rehearsal for a match race on the second day. Both the drills and practice regatta were held in Ponce Bay, right in front of the spectator-friendly yacht club fuel dock. For the competitors, Efrain Fraito Lugo and Jorge Santiago organized the lectures. Ive been participating as a competitor in these clinics and am very enthusiastic about the idea of match racing,Ž says Lugo. The power to keep control of situations in all aspects of the race is something that makes you stronger as a sailor. I think what we are working on here at the Ponce Yacht Club is the future of sailing.Ž Ronnie Ramos, Jos Manuel Cacho Pastrana and Luis Matos were three participants in the race committee group. I wanted to learn more and be part of this new sailing modality and was assigned as race of“cer on the race committee boat,Ž explains Ramos. What I learned most was




DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 53 CAROLS AT DAWN PHOTOS AND STORY BY BARBARA HART United States Virgin Islands We walked into Emancipation Garden in Charlotte Amalie just before dawn. Despite the early hour, a few hundred people milled about; a television crew manned cameras placed around the grandstand and babies in holiday “nery held their bottles and watched, wide-eyed, as choral groups in various costumes warmed up around the parks perimeter. It was Christmas Day in St. Thomas and wed set the alarm for “ve in the morning so we wouldnt miss a bit of the 35th Challenge of the Carols. As cruising sailors, weve learned that holiday celebrations can be postponed by weather windows, or running aground. Weve celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with sailors from all over the world in Grenada, and toasted New Years Eve on January second in a solitary harbor in the Berry Islands. When we arrived in St. Thomas late in November of 2011, I eagerly perused This Week (the Virgin Islands entertainment and shopping guide) for holiday activities on the island. While EW hadnt been thrilled when I “rst asked him if hed be willing to get up before dawn on Christmas Day, he reluctantly agreed when I promised him brunch of plenty later in the morning. Other sailors declined to join us and while they enjoyed a few more hours of sleep, they missed the perfect way to greet Christmas Day in St. Thomas. According to the events program, there had once been an old time tradition passed down for generations when CRUISERS CHRISTMAS MORNING IN THE USVIChallenge of the Carols Emancipation Garden in Charlotte Amalie just before dawn on Christmas Day


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DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 55 United States Virgin Islands youngsters in St. Thomas would go to bed early on Christmas Eve, and then wake before midnight in order to go out caroling. They would go from house to house where they would be greeted with refreshments, including ham, dumb bread, sweet bread, and guavaberry. Back then, most neighborhoods had their own choir, but like many old traditions, these Christmas choirs faded from the scene in the late 1930s and war years. Fortunately, in St. Thomas a number of local leaders decided to revive this legacy, and in the mid-seventies Glen Kwabena Davis, Vernon Finch and Dorothy Elskoe started the Challenge of the Carols. In the present day, choirs from schools, churches, the Salvation Army, and Banco Popular rehearse for months in advance, pay dues to support the event, and meet much earlier than 5:00am on Christmas morning to present two to three hours of sweet holiday music, island style. When we arrived in the park, obviously outsiders, a young woman sporting reindeer antlers wished us a Merry Christmas and invited us to join her at the food tent, where a local family serves up breakfast, guavaberry juice, and bush tea to all who attend. At that early hour, most of those present seemed to be the carolers and their family members. While more spectators joined us as the sun rose, we were surprised that only a small crowd attended. I imagine that many households tune their televisions to WTJX-Channel 12 and listen to the carols on Christmas morning, just as we in the states tune to the Macys Parade while we prepare our Thanksgiving meals. The gazebo was beautifully decorated with traditional gold and red balls and garland. The individual trees in the park had been adorned with ornaments made by school children, each tree presenting a different theme. The milling choirs were dressed in red sweatshirts, white out“ts with Santa hats, sharp Sunday best attire, or uniforms. Most groups sang acapella, but some were joined by a guitar, or wind instruments. The Salvation Army singers all performed with tambourines in a “nely choreographed routine. Many of the songs were familiar, and most celebrated the spiritual reason for the holiday. Some of the groups also sang familiar secular holiday music and others delighted us with Christmas songs from the islands. EW enjoyed it as much as I did, but still insisted on a bacon loaded brunch when we returned to the boat. It was a small price to pay. If you spend Christmas in St. Thomas, get up before dawn and join us in Emancipation Garden. I can think of no “ner way to begin Christmas day than with the Challenge of the Carols. Now sailing in the Caribbean, Barbara Hart lived aboard with her husband year-round in Maine for eight years. She has an active blog: www.HartsAtSea.com sharing what shes learned about living aboard, cruising, and staying married.


56 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 British Virgin Islands As a child, a very dog-eared copy of Petersons Field Guide to the Atlantic Shore kept onboard my parents sailboat proved to be a very ”exible and consistently-available science teacher to me. Whether “xating on a diagram or reading up on a new animal, I was well occupied with that book. I fondly scrambled ashore to explore the mysterious pools the sea had left: metaphoric treasure chests containing the jewels of miniature crabs, tiny periwinkles, little urchins and diminutive “sh. There I would uncover the names of these animals, feeling more like a detective tracking a suspect than a ten-year-old. At night, Id snuggle myself into the V-berth and return to my “eld guide, trying to sketch and label whatever I animals I had found feeling like a scientist instead of an artistically-challenged child. BATTERIES NOT REQUIRED PHOTOS AND STORY BY SUSAN ZALUSKIUSING FIELD GUIDES TO CONNECT KIDS WITH NATURE Using a tackle box to keep supplies for your young naturalist together and easy to transport, consider building a nature tool kit for your family Using identification cards, a student on Jost Van Dyke uses watercolors to help learn how to identify wetland bird species found in the islands salt ponds


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 57 Boating offers a chance to access reefs, offshore cays, remote beaches, and other pristine coastal areas. These new environments often bring a wave of questions from children. Do sea turtles live all over the world? What do star“sh eat? How do urchins see? For parents, these questions can be overwhelming; however, with a good “eld guide, that curiosity provides an opportunity to improve reading, writing, research and art skills. Using a Field Guide to build a Nature Tool KitIf you dont already have a “eld guide onboard, try to choose a general guidebook to Caribbean seashores with enticing diagrams and pictures. Dont be overly concerned with getting a kid speci“c guide. Younger children can look at drawings and photographs, while older children can assume a leadership role in reading to younger siblings. A “eld guide is all you need to get started, but also consider assembling a small kit to enhance activities (I like to use a small tackle-box since it keeps everything together, organized, dry and easy to transport). You may already have some of these items, but many are inexpensive and widely available, including: (or laminated placemats) shops and often featuring Caribbean plants and animals) have these, and if not, they are a good long-term investment)Field Guide Scavenger HuntUsing your “eld guide, make a short scavenger hunt list. If you are not overly familiar with seashore life yourself, avoid being too speci“c in the beginning. Creating broad, simple categories, such as two seashore plants or three animals, will suf“ce. Familiarize yourself with the “eld guide “rst, but remember that you dont have to be a nature expert to plan a basic hunt, although a general idea of which habitats, plants and animals the guide covers is helpful. Tell your children to locate and speci“cally identity the items on their list using the “eld guide. If you do have access to binoculars and snorkeling gear, this activity can also be adapted to become an underwater scavenger hunt while at anchor or a seabird scavenger hunt while under sail with “sh and bird identi“cation guides.


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DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 59“eld guide to try to look up some of the answers or to label drawings. Add color and detail with watercolors, which are inexpensive (I found a set for $0.99 in a drugstore), neat and easy to transport and cleanup. They also seem more exciting to children than everyday crayons and require more concentration and patience. Children can eventually use “eld guides on their own, but initial guidance with speci“c, clearly de“ned tasks can help pique interest. Youll be amazed at how much this can improve kids drawing and observation skills, keeping them occupied in a fun, healthy way while building independence, self-reliance and creativity! Susan Zaluski works for the Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society (JVDPS), a small environmental and heritage nonpro“t organisation located on Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands that leads environmental education activities for JVD youth. She can be contacted at: susan@jvdps.org. British Virgin Islands Based on interest level, age and whatever academic skills you want to foster, extend the activity by having children write a paragraph about one of the animals they located, sketch and label a detailed and scienti“cally accurate drawing, or write a poem or creative story about one of their items.Using a Field Guide to Enhance a Nature Journal/Log BookWhenever you read of sailors voyages, the theme of nature is often central. Ask your child to write a daily journal entry during your vacation. Entries should start with observations about weather (including wind direction, wind speed, temperature). Each day, focus on selecting and identifying a speci“c plant or animal and spend several minutes observing the living thing and writing down observations. A magnifying glass and measuring tape may come in handy and help children record more speci“c details. Based on observations, have your child come up with a few questions about their new living thing. They can refer back to the Common marine animals such as the seastar are a great species for student self-study. Easy to find and draw, have students label their parts and to pose a series of questions about the animal. Just remind children to treat live animals carefully and leave them in their place when they are finished with observation.




DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 61 St. Maarten / St. Martin SINT MAARTEN BUILD YOUR FUTURE PROJECT KIDS COUNT The Build Your Future Project, a joint initiative of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) and the St. Maarten Sailing School, focuses on the building of a vessel known as a Skerry by high school students. The Skerry is a 15-foot Norwegian-style boat that weighs only 90lb and arrives in kit form, a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. Between five and 25 students per school will build the boats under the guidance of a teacher dedicated to the project and a qualified mentor with knowlBuild Your Future launch their first Skerry edge of the marine industry and marine carpentry. The project is under the direction of Garth Steyn, SMMTA Youth Sailing Director and head of the St. Maarten Sailing School. In a press release, the SMMTA said they have had an overwhelming response from the high schools wanting to get involved in the scheme and that the Caribbean International Academy (CIA), St. Dominic, Milton Peters College (MPC), St Maarten Academy (Vocational) and the Secondary Vocational Education SBO school had already signed on.


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DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 63 Panama panama@marinewarehouse.net Curaao curacao@marinewarehouse.net Miami 89: ;8: 9<<; usa@marinewarehouse.net Trinidad Tardieu Marine= Chaguaramas >;> ;8? ?J:9 tt@marinewarehouse.net INTL ORDERS sales@marinewarehouse.net We save you $$$ by consolidating your orders. Weekly Ocean Freight @ Affordable Rates! www.marinewarehouse.net The goal is to have all “ve vessels completed in time to have a “rst competition as part of the events leading up to the Heineken Regatta. In conjunction with the Regatta Organizers, an artwork competition will be held and the winners will get to decorate a sail,Ž the SMMTA said. Working with mentors Rein Korteknie and Garth Steyn, The SBO students started building a boat in a shed belonging to the water sports company Aqua Mania in late October. The “rst test boat, named Aqua Maniac was started by an earlier class of SBO students. The Build your Future boats are being kept in storage ready to be given out to the schools. Each of the “ve schools building a boat will have a mentor to help them. This is a person who has built boats before and is familiar with boats and sailing. They will guide and help the schools to make sure everything is in place and the boat is safe and properly built. One mentor is well-known Caribbean catamaran builder Dougie Brooks. He will be working with the CIA while they build their boat at the schools Marine Club. Mentor Frank Boekhout used to be a teacher at MPC, and he will help the students at St Dominic build their boat at the school. Participating students from MPC are building their Skerry in December in place of going out of school on an internship. It is hoped the Build Your Future program will encourage local youngsters to seek employment in the marine industry and early results are encouraging. The SMMTA said that as of October they had gained the following sponsors and wished to thank: Aqua Mania, Island Water World, Budget Marine, FKG Marine Rigging and Fabrication, St. Maarten Sails and Canvas, the Harbor Group of Companies and Safe Cargo Services. For more information or to support the Build Your Future scheme, email: info@smmta.com St. Maarten / St. Martin Students of the Build Your Future scheme get their first look at the Skerry




DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 65 St. Vincent & The Grenadines So this sailor walks into a bar, plunks down his money, and says, One Bequia Blast.Ž Makes sense to the sailor (me). The bar sports a whales jawbone for an entrance arch and stools made from whale vertebrae. And it reclines beside the harbour at Port Elizabeth on Bequia in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. But it also makes sense that the proprietor, a pleasant middle-aged woman, looks at me askance and shakes her head. Dont know it.Ž Now I remember: the Bequia Blast is a rite of passage, not a drink. But it could be. That morning … back at the Sunsail base during our chart brie“ng … the lead skipper talked about sea conditions in the Grenadines. Moderate swells,Ž hed said. Then he paused. But watch for the Bequia Blast.Ž The waters between St. Vincent and Bequia are open to the sea. Next landfall east is Africa. We come out of Blue Lagoon through a narrow passage with depth showing zero point one and were in it. Winds are steady at 20, gusting to 28 true. And we were HOME OF THE BEQUIA BLAST BY MARK STEVENS still not in open water. Tidal race here is contrary to prevailing winds so we raise the main in the nautical equivalent of a washing machines spin cycle. And we havent yet encountered the Bequia Blast … an onslaught of gusts that barrel down the bluffs of Bequia Head like a runaway rollercoaster. Now ten-foot beam waves smash into us, many of them breaking on the hull of My Tkatche … a boat with a name that sounds like a Russian sneeze. One crew member suddenly succumbs to mal de mer. But somehow I “nally “nd myself having fun. Reefedmain, half the foresail furled and seven knots steady. And Bequia beckons like a buxom Bali Hai. We clear Bequia Head, make our way down on a beam reach to Admiralty Bay, and we “nd ”at water and a mooring ball with our name on it. The rhumb line from Blue Lagoon to Port Elizabeth is only eight miles but it could be a thousand in purely subjective distance. A cruisers paradise PHOTO: SHARON MATTHEWS-STEVENS WWW.SHERRYSPIX.COM


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DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 67 St. Vincent & The Grenadines But now we have made our “rst nights anchorage. We dinghy ashore to a charming village with seaside restaurants, gift shops and galleries shaded by “re-engine red Poincianas and a gorgeous stone walkway fronting a harbour where mega yachts share mooring “elds with other charterers. The charterers are committed to velocity made good, the cruisers to life made good. For the next few days wed try to strike a balance between the two. We will miss Mustique. Mick Jagger will have to “nd other company. We wont miss Canouan, a place Doyle describes as an island of bumpy hills, spectacular views and exquisite water colors.Ž We will miss Mayreau, though my friend Daves pupils dilate and his voice changes to that of a lovestruck romantic whenever he mentions Salt Whistle Bay. Ive opted instead for the embrace of a verdant and voluptuous archipelago called Tobago Cays. Nearby Petit Tabac was the location for the Pirates of the Caribbean scene where Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley were marooned. But I dont believe it. I can see it from here. Ive just dinghied back from Horseshoe Reef with its incredible snorkelling and Ive swum with turtles off Baradel Island. And now Im gazing across aquamarine waters toward Petit Tabac, sipping a Hairoun beer. They must have the island wrong. Who would ever leave such a paradise on purpose? And amid such philosophical musings I have a ”ashback to day one of this voyage and a bar on Bequia called the Whaleboner. Here I re”ect upon the ”eet of boats silhouetted by the dying sun. On my way to shore Id stopped beside a boat sporting a Canadian ”ag and a middle-aged crew. Been here a week,Ž said the skipper. Might stay another.Ž My friend Judy paid for a seasonal mooring ball here„ and from here chased the winds on their terms. But I also remember a charterer who was making for Grenada from St. Vincent … trying to do it in one marathon passage. And I wax philosophical. I feel like I had been blooded here today … that I girded for battle with these waters and islands and they won. Or not. We werent “nished yet. We would strengthen our sea legs. We would achieve the anchorages we were meant to achieve. And we could always come back. Next time wed add Mayreau, next time a post-card anchorage in the lee of Petit St. Vincent. But for now its the rhythm of those cruisers I seek. Velocity made good is less important than life made good. Now the proprietors return and together we construct a libation worthy of this adventure. One part overproof.Ž Coconut rum?Ž she says, thatd be good in there.Ž I nod. Curacao. For the sea.Ž And there in a bar on the shore of Bequia, we raise our glasses together. To the home of the Bequia Blast,Ž she says. Mark Stevens is an award-winning travel writer whose specialties include Canada, the Caribbean and boating. Credits range from Sailing magazine and Canadian Yachting to the Washington Post Sheltered waters behind the reefPHOTO: SHARON MATTHEWS-STEVENS WWW.SHERRYSPIX.COM


68 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Grenada What do you do when you have post Olympic blues? Why, of course ƒ have your own Oh-lim-pix (well you do have to be careful of copyright these days)! The London games are over and here in Grenada the Kirani James hysteria is slowly dying down. After watching so much fantastic sport, what better way to celebrate than to have our own games? The daft games committee was formed and the ideas started ”owing. After much deliberation, quite a few beers and placing a limit on races involving alcohol, we came up with 12 events. Next job: Sponsors. Island Water World was fantastic, donating over 30 prizes and medals not to mention cases of beer. Budget Marine kindly donated a tent for the event. Clarkes Court Bay Marina, where the event was being held, donated beers, rum and miniatures to go with the gold, silver and bronze medals, plus the all-important torch and sweets for the children. We were set to go. Oh-lim-pix day dawned bright and sunny, the cruisers started arriving from the other bays and marinas and all that was left was for people to sign up to the events. Even I was CRUISERS GRENADA OHLIMPIX BY HELEN MUSSELL The Oh-lim-pix flame Colorful competitor


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70 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Le Phare Bleu Marina & Holiday Resort60 slips for boats up to 120 feet and 15 draft port of entry -showers, lounge, pool, two restaurants & bars fuel & gasoline minimarket, car rental, laundryPetite Calivigny Bay, St. Georges, Grenada W.I. POS 120011N / 614329WVHF CH 16 !" phone 473 444 2400 www.lepharebleu.com surprised at the enthusiasm with which people were willing to make complete fools of themselves. Within minutes all events were fully subscribed. The torch was formally lit (a garden torch) and the games were on. The “rst event was a dinghy race ƒ with one paddle ƒ from the dock to a mark in the bay and back, followed by a shot of rum. As this was the most strenuous race it was decided to hold it “rst, before the competitors consumed too many beers. A great start to the games with all the exhausted participants and dinghies returning in one piece. Most people recovered after their shot of rum and we had our “rst gold medal winner, Bill. One of the main talking points of the day was the bar, which was a dinghy “lled to the gunnels with beers and sodas. With thirsts quenched it was onto the main arena for the races! The sack race„with many dodgy techniques„should have had an artistic award for Kate, who ran away with the event. The lime-and-spoon race was a little more dif“cult and, with 20 competitors, we had to have heats. If you dropped the lime it was back to the start but eventually our gold medalist was Ellen. With 23 entrants, the shot put, with the coconut, was the biggest event of the day. There were some huge throws but if they were outside the lines, they didnt count. As chief judge my decision was “nal (much to the chagrin of some of the so-called adults taking part). The popular winner was Gavin from the marina. Back to the serious stuff; the balloon-between-the-knees race, another runaway win for Kate and her amazing technique. The wheelbarrow race was a very one sided affair with Stuart and Jim destroying the “eld. On to a less tiring event: Golf. Three chips each to get nearest the baking tray. Luckily the balls were tennis balls as the judges were in danger of having their heads taken off. A great shot from Nick, just outside the tray, won him gold. The three-legged race was another popular event. This one-off, with 22 runners, was an easy victory for Ross and Diana. The egg-toss turned into quite a smelly event. The eggs had been donated as they were about to be thrown away and they caused lots of hilarity and groans with rotten ones bursting everywhere. Joanne and Bill were top catchers of the day. The book race„up the hill and round the trees with a book on your head„was elegantly won by Amanda. And so it was time for the closing event: The hurdle beer race. Very simple, run down the course; jump over the beer crates and, on the way back, down a beer before the “nish. Hakon won and set a new world record, however some of the craftier competitors remained halfway down the course while they sipped their cold beer sitting on the crates. With the games over it was time for the prize giving and


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 71 Grenada the evenings BBQ. The cruisers thanked us for organizing the event and said they had a fantastic fun day despite a few sore and bruised bodies. Our thanks go to Bob and the staff from Clarkes Court Bay Marina who helped make this a very memorable day, and to Gus, Ken and Pam, my fellow of“cials. Watch this space for the forthcoming winter Oh-lim-pix! Lots of ice involved, I think. Photographs and video by Rick Moore: www.ambient reallife.com. Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Adb5b2FsEfk Helen Mussell lives with her partner Stuart aboard their boat Iguana An artist by profession, you can visit her website at: www.helenmussellart.com The wheelbarrow race


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76 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 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 5 1 St. Thomas, USVI. Overlook Charlotte Amalie Harbor from this 6 BR 5.5BA residence named Havencrest set on over an acre of beautifully manicured grounds. There is more than 6500 square feet of elegant living space in three masterly appointed levels. The lower level features a media room, granite kitchenette and guest suite with separate entrance. Expansive multi-level tiled decks surround a pool with a gazebo, a full wet bar and grill facilities offering an exceptional ability to entertain. Priced US $3,950,000 NICK BAILEY, John Foster Real Estate nickbailey23@hotmail.com | www.usvi-realestate.com Cell (340) 642-9072 | Of“ce (340) 775-9000 2 Rincon, Puerto Rico. Enjoy views from 700-feet above sea level that span from Cabo Rojo to Mona Island, Desecheo Island and to all the Rincon surf breaks from this custom-built 4BR 3BA exclusive home in the gated community of Palatine Hills. Included with this panorama is a property with 10-foot ceilings, furnishings, breezy terraces and swimming pool. Price: US $525,000 GREGORY FINK, Island West Properties g“nk5@gmail.com | www.islandwestsales.com Cell: (787) 823-2323 | Of“ce: (787) 823-2323 Island Real Estate Guide To display your Real Estate in All At Sea contact advertising@allatsea.net Island Real Estate Guide 4


DECEMBER 2012 ALLATSEA.NET 77 4 5 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Located on beautiful Rainbow Beach, this two story residence offers spectacular sunset views nightly from the upper level deck and calm ocean waters for swimming by day off the lower level. This solidly built 3 BR 2 BA home features 2 BR 1 BA upstairs with a 1 BR 1 BA apartment down below. Moor your yacht right out front! Its also a perfect vacation rental guaranteed to generate income year after year. Price: US $489,000 KAREN STANTON, ReMax St. Croix jerseyd1554@yahoo.com | www.stxrealestate.com Cell: (340) 514-7980 | Of“ce: (340) 773-9232 3 Tortola, BVI. Watch the yachts come and go in Road Town Harbour from this hillside exquisitely refurbished 3 BR 4 BA residence. Inside, the Great Room features an open-style living and dining room and custom-built kitchen with a Mediterranean-style master bedroom and spacious bathroom with outdoor shower on the same level. A second-”oor white-washed bedroom and third ”oor loft-style bedroom with en suite bathroom are perfect for guests. Outside, theres a large patio with “replace and built-in BBQ ideal for dinner under the stars. Price: US $985,000 BONNIE DOUGALL Dougall & Associates Real Estate BVI info@realestatebvi.net | www.realestatebvi.net Of“ce: (284) 495-3003Fiji Beach, Carriacou. Own your own Grenadines beachfront oasis! This developer ready beachfront property boasts 185-feet of white sand beach, encompasses 2.89 acres and is perfect for a luxury villa or boutique hotel. Recent improvements include paved access road to beach, security gate and boundary fencing, drainage engineering, installation of all utilities and re-sanding of beach. Anchor your boat off your own private beach or in the marina located just mile away. The town of Hillsborough and Lauriston Airport are only 2 miles away. Price: US $1,450,000 CAROLYN ALEXANDER, Carriacou Real Estate Ltd. islander@spiceisle.com | www.carriacou.net Cell: (473) 405-4545 | Of“ce: (473) 443-8187 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 tkozyn@yahoo.com 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. Offers! 1988 Steel Cutter. Good condition $69K 1992 Beneteau 41,5 First. Excellent condition. Fast and Furious! NAUTA 70 Glorious machine in impeccable condition 1990 72 ft Aluminum ketch. World girdler. Circumnavigation ready. $700K offers. 1985 Nonsuch. 36. Ready to go. Some varnishing needed. OFFERS! 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 39 Ft Corbin Blue water liveaboard. Needs only a bottom job and ready to go! Offers on $69K 1987 Finngulf 39 Fully loaded $74K Offers! 1990 CS 40. Pristine Blue water passagemaker ready to go. Canadian Vat paid Offers!! 2004 Assos Fairline Powerboatƒ Needs refit $97,500.00 2006 Leopard 40, four cabin. Just phased out the fleet. New solar panels. Immaculate. best priced unit available. Dix Caribbea 30ft. One design cruiser racer. Bullet proof pocket rocket blue water cruiser $29K 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. $99K offers! 2001 Lagoon 410. New engines, Recent rig. All new electronics. Clean. Offers! SAGA 35. Clean with plenty liveaboard upgrades. Offers! 48 Ft Alliaura Privi Transcat POWERCAT. Twin Yanmars Bullet proof, Liveaboard. Offers! 2002 First 36,7 racer cruiser. Well known on the local circuit. Podium at every Heineken. $115K offers! 1995 Beneteau 503 excellent all round condition $145K offers. Bruce Roberts 57 Steel Circumnavigator. Strong and ready to go. $250K reduced! 1991 Tayana 47. Excellent deal!! Offers! 2006 Hylas Raised Saloonƒ. Immaculate $599K 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 machineƒ best condition ever Offers! 2008 Island Spirit 40 owners version. Full cruising compliment. Immaculate!! $325K 1995 Privilege 45. Cat. In weekly use. Lying Belize. Offers! 1985 Passport 47. Magnificent cutter rigged, blue water circumnavigator sloop $245K 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 Offers!


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86 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2012 Brokerage Continued on page 95 4 Staterooms, 3 Bath, 2 Generators 20kw & 15kw, 2 Detroit Diesel Engines 12V71TA 900hp each, Dinghy Novurania 15 w/new 40hp 4cycles Yamaha engine, Stabilizers, Water Maker 1,200gpd, Fully Equipped Boat located in Fajardo, Puerto Rico$350,000.00 For more info: call (787) 727-8997 or email josekapp@yahoo.com h For Sale:63 VIKING MOTOR YACHT 1990WELLCRAFT FISHERMAN 28FT (1990) VxVV: hp. YAMAHA outboard V-stroke [J]]]\ ?99 hours{ 8 AXLE TRAILER{ 8V.999 US^ o.b.o.great zishing boat| ContactZ jelic@onebox. com= }J[;J RINKER 282 CAPTIVA limited edition[V998\ 89zt cuddy cabin.great layout Inbord mercruiser 8<:hp ?99 hours{ Vaxle TRAILER{ ?:.999 US^ o.b.o.immaculate| ContactZ jelic@ onebox.com= }J[;J CHRIS CRAFT SCORPION 31FT (1986), zully renov.{ VxVV: EFI MERCURY [J]]>\ 8<9 hours{ 8 AXLE Powerboats Powerboats Sailboats1991 JEANNEAU LAGOON ?< Sail Catamaran ^V:9k. Older angled window style= partial carbon ziber= dual water= dual zuel= dual rack and pinion steering. Tons oz gearZ bikes= dive tanks= JVzt Caribe with V:hp outboard. ?}? layout. Leave tomorrow. Photos at httpZffwww.lagoon?<.com 53 1981 CHEOY LEE WITTHOLTZ CUTTER SLOOP Hydraulic zurling main & jib= new rigging & chain plates [V9JV\= : cabins & V heads. Too many amenities to list. A zast beautizul classic. Sail the world. ^J:]=999. St. Croix islandshadesvi@yahoo.com or 8?9-;?8-9?99 260 Hp Volvo D4 Turbo Diesel Engines… incredible fuel ef“ciency! 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 … Owners Version, Never Chartered 75' Martin Francis Design One Off Aluminum Ketch Perfect Family Cruiser, 4 cabins 4 heads All sails Hydraulic Furl, Hydraulic Winches Fully equipped, this yacht is ready to go! Price: U.S. $780,000 V.A.T. Paid SY MODESTY FOR SALE Email for more information: sale@sy-modesty.com FOR SALE: 49 Grand Banks Motor Yacht, 1987Asking $275,000Contact Ken Huskey: 340 690 6210 or khuskey@attglobal.net TRAILER{ 8].999 US^ o.b.o.excellent| ContactZ jelic@onebox.com= }J [;J 45 DIVE/FISH/WORKBOAT with twin disc transmissions and Cat 8JV; turbo engines. Boat currently well set up zor diving with large dive platzorm= V strong ladders= tank racks. Suitable zor many uses with strong= powerzul engines. Has interior accommodation. Galley= living area and head. Wessel could be made operational zor many types oz uses with some work. ^V:=999 V>? ?]; 9V9:.


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Compac … One owner= zully equipped= light usage= ozzers ...................^]]=999 8: J]>J Beneteau First … Original owner= loaded with gear= ozzers ..................^;:=999 8V J]<: `estsail … Sturdy ozz shore cutter= many upgrades= bring ozzer ..........^?9=999 8J J]<> Bombay Clipper … `ell equipped pkt. cruiser= many upgrades ...........^J]=999 POWER ;: J]>] Wiking Motor Yacht … ?f8 layout= GMs= zlybridge= tender ...................^8]:=999 :: J]>; Angel Cockpit Motor Yacht … V Cabin fVHead layout. Flybridge.........^J<:=999 ?> V99; Searay Sundancer … Hardtop= twin Cummins= zully equipped ............^?::=999 ?? J]<> Gulzstar Motoryacht … Roomy layout= perzect liveaboard ...................^J?]=999 ?V V99? Searay ?V9 Sundancer … Twin Yanmars= genset= V cabin= V head .....^V89=999 ?9 J]]] Tiara Express … Hardtop= twin cats= genset= dinghy= great price ........^J;9=999 8] J]>> Sea Ray 8]9 Express … Twin ?:? Mercruiser= new bottom paint ........^:9=999 8> V999 Custom Aluminum Power Cat … Designed zor zishing= zully equipped= V9JV rezit ....^J8:=999 8> J];< Camcrazt … Aluminum crew boat= completely rezit in V99V ..................^:9=999 8? V99V Mainship Pilot … V9J9 Rezit= twin Yanmars= genset= loaded ...............^J8:=999 88 J]]9 `ellcrazt Coastal … Twin MP?:?s= zull cabin= zlybridge= ozzers ............^8:=999 V; V99< Twin Wee Power Cat … V99] Su~uki VV:hp. ?-strokes= trailer .............^;]=V99 V? V99> Seaway … Downeast runabout= V9J9 J:9Yamaha= cuddy cabin .........^;;=999 MARITIME YACHT SALESLocated in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI Visit us online at www.maritimeyachtsales.com C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-774-3175 F: 340-774-3509 yachts@viaccess.netMember of The Yacht Brokers Association of America 49 1984 Amiet Type Embrun Steel US$40,000 1979 42 Pearson US$88,500 68 1990 Custom Aluminium Cutter US$699,000 MONOHULLS 24 2007 Tes 720 ......................................................reduced to US$40,000 32 1968 Van de Staadt/Seal ......................................................US$22,000 32 1978 Rival MDC .....................................................................US$35,000 32 1996 Silverton (priced for quick sale) ...............................US$42,000 34 1978 Steel Sloop (ROB) .......................................................US$30,000 36 1977 Roberts Home Built (located in Barbados) ...............US$40,000 37 1979 CSY ...............................................................................US$65,000 37 1979 Fisher 37..........................................................UK Sterling 50,000 37 2006 Hallberg Rassy ..........................................................US$359,000 37.6 1987 Topaz ............................................................................US$85,000 38 1986 NAVALU Alamander ..................................................US$109,000 39 1968 Cheoy Lee Off Shore 40 .........................reduced to US$70,000 40 1981 Divorne Steel ..............................................................US$50,000 40 1983 Stevens .......................................................................US$135,000 40 1999 Jeanneau ......................................................................US$70,000 42 1971 Ryton Marine................................................................US$25,000 42 1979 Pearson ........................................................................US$79,900 42 1986 Endeavour ....................................................................US$98,000 43 1985 Gitana .........................................................................US$115,000 45 1998 Peterson cutter ......................................................... US$189,999 45 1999 Passport a/c 44 ..........................................................US$365,000 46 1988 Comet 460 ..................................................................US$136,000 46 2001 Tayana (Vancouver pilot house) ............................US$329,000 48 1981 Viva Nautica ...............................................................US$148,500 48 1985 Amel ..............................................................................US$50,000 51 1986 Beneteau ...................................................................US$225,000 51 1989 Beneteau (owners version) .....................................US$145,000 55 1979 Herreshoff Marco Polo .............................................US$170,000 55 1998 Zerft Motor Sailer ........................................................US$40,000 60 1987 Ta Chiao CT 54 ..........................................................US$179,000 68 1990 Custom Aluminium Cutter ........................................US$699,000 MULTI-HULLS 33 1988 Dean Ocean Comber ...................................................US$89,995 34 1980 Wharram Tangaroa ......................................................US$20,000 48 1989 Privelege ....................................................................EU$242,0002007 24 Tes 720 reduced to US$40,000 1984 30 Carter 30 reduced to US$25,000 150 TON TRAVELIFT


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