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10 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Editors Log January is upon us and while parts of the world shiver through winter storms, the Caribbean celebrates with sunshine and trade winds. Those of us who live in the islands know that occasionally the trade winds blow with gusto and the resulting seas can make for a gutchurning ride. Anyone who can cook at sea has my respect and in this edition we report on a couple of culinary competitions that feature charter yacht chefs. You might think that cooking in competition while tied to a dock is no big deal, but these heroes of the galley are expected to create wonderful meals all day, every day, even in a seaway. When guests are paying a lot of money for a weeks charter, they expect the chef to produce even if they themselves take one look at the days culinary creations and head for the rail. Having heaped kudos on the heads of the wizards of the charter yacht galleys, its time to praise the less culinary blessed ƒ the cooks who brave the heaving guts of a small sailboat at sea in order to put together wonderful, if sometimes weird, meals. While sailing, I have seen and eaten some interesting creations that perhaps a landsman might have a problem swallowing never mind digesting. I am incredibly lucky in that my wife is an excellent cook and she has a fairly strong stomach, so when we are sailing it is rare we miss a meal at sea. Charter chefs have an advantage; they make fancy food that takes them three days to source and a crew of ten to carry back to the dock. The test comes when you have no refrigeration and your stores consist of dried beans, rusty cans of tomatoes, curry powder and Spam. On a particularly nasty passage, my wife braved the galley to make a cottage pie using instant mashed potato, tinned corned beef and a few ingredients she found rattling and rotting in our depleted food locker. The pie was in the oven when the boat fell off a particularly mean wave. The resulting crash threw open the oven door and hurled the cottage pie across the cabin. With the steaming mess strewn across the grungy oil and sea spattered ”oor, my wife shoveled it up and onto the plates. Staggering from side to side, she then hauled herself into the cockpit and presented me with one of the best meals at sea I have ever had. As we load our boats with more and more electrical devices, so the problem of providing a reliable source of energy increases. Blessed as we are in the Caribbean with wind Gary E. Brown, Editor and sun aplenty, we have a choice between solar power and wind-driven generators or a combination of the two. To help decide what green charging system is best for your boat, All At Sea s technical guru Glenn Hayes put together a two-part series called Wind Vs Solar that considers the merits and drawbacks of each system. I have used wind and solar to charge batteries and always favored wind power. Thanks to Glenns article (p36) describing the latest generation of solar panels, I might have to rethink my strategy. Regatta season seems to start earlier every year, as can be seen by the number of events mentioned in Caribbean News. With so much yachting going on, we thought it time to help you plan ahead. In this months splendid edition you will “nd our Caribbean regatta January to March preview. On page 56, Carol Bareuther encourages kids to take up “shing and the accompanying photographs warm the cockles of this old sailors heart (pun intended). The article reminds us that the world is a beautiful place and no matter what your age, growing up and living by the sea is full of wonder. A T L EAS T C HEFS GE T T O EA T T HEIR MIS T AKESSee you on the water! Powered by sunshine ƒ


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12 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 FEATURES 52 CARIBBEAN REGATTA PREVIEW: JANUARY…MARCH56 TEACH KIDS TO FISH COVER SHOT: Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta | Photo courtesy of Press Of“ce YCCST HIS ISSUE THE CARIBBEANS WATERFRONT MAGAZINE71January 2014 28 SAILING HUMOR Caribbean Characters, Paci“c-Style Sailing with Charlie: Wines34 ENVIRONMENT Saving the Blue Means Going Green36 THIS CRUISING LIFE Solar Panels vs. Wind Generators40 RACING CIRCUIT Winners Named at Discover the Caribbean Royalty and Revelry Reign at Golden Rock Regatta46 POWERBOATING What to Look for in a Center Console: Helm/Console50 FISHING Lady Anglers Rule in USVI Wahoo Tournaments90 ISLAND REAL ESTATE GUIDE92 CARIBBEAN BROKERAGE 103 MARKETPLACE 110 SPONSOR DIRECTORY 112 CARIBBEAN DINING Wishing You a Healthy New Year from All At Sea Continued on page 14 DEPARTMENTS 10 EDITORS LOG16 WHERE IN THE WORLD?22 CARIBBEAN NEWS25 EVENT CALENDAR


14 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 ALL AT SEA CARIBBEAN 16 MAP61 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Fall Yacht Show Culinary Contest St. Croix International Regatta71 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS BVI Charter Yacht Show Culinary Contest Rathbun Crowned BVI National Match Racing Champion Publisher: CHRIS KENNAN Editorial Director: GARY BROWN Art Director : AMY KLINEDINST Advertising: Caribbean Sales GUY PHOENIX Virginia and Carolinas Sales KATHY ENZERINK Advertising Inquiries: Accounting, Subscriptions: 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.a ll January 2014 78 ST. KITTS Welcome to St. Christophe Harbour80 PANAMA The DarinRESOURCES 86 CARIBBEAN MARINAS 88 CARIBBEAN BOATYARDS ISLAND EVENTS & INTERESTS 74


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16 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Curaao Aruba Haiti Dominican Republic IS L AND EVEN T S & IN T ERES T S ALL AT SEA S CARIBBEAN COVERAGE WHERE IN T HE WOR L D? CONGRATULATIONS TO MARY AND THANKS FOR READING ALL AT SEA During the winter Mary Mills and her husband Ralph sail Restless Heart their Beneteau 432, throughout the Caribbean. Come summer, Mary pilots the Chester Chomper, helping to rid New Yorks Hudson River of an invasion of water chestnuts. All that green surrounding Mary and her machine isnt land its this years crop of chestnuts near Kingston, NY! During a break in chomping, Mary catches up on whats happening back in the islands with 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: or mail to: 382 NE 191st Street #32381, Miami, Florida, 33179-3899. PAGE 61 Fall Yacht Show Culinary Contest: Feel the Magic s Zazo Triumphs Again C Z


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 17 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 Saba U.S.V.I. B.V.I. PAGE 67 St. Croix International Regatta: Dale Wins Weight in Rum PAGE 78 Welcome to St. Christophe Harbour S


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22 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 News C ARIBBEAN NEWS A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD British Virgin Islands Team victorious in Caribbean Dinghy ChampionshipsThe Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) sanctioned Caribbean Dinghy Championships hosted jointly by Antigua Yacht Club and Antiguas National Sailing Academy took place in November. Barbados, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Trinidad and Tobago, St. Maarten and Antigua and Barbuda participated. The Zoom 8 class was won by Antigua and Barbuda 1s Rocco Falcone. In Optimist class, Rayne Duff of the BVI took the title. Rhone Kirby and River Andrews of Antigua and Barbuda 1, topped the Laser Pico class, and Kelly Ann Arrindell of Trinidad and Tobago took the win in Laser Radials. The Laser class was hotly contested with Gregory Athill of the BVI winning by half a point. The team trophy, awarded to the team with the lowest number of points, went to the BVI with a total of 92.5 points. Congratulations to Thad Lettsome, Rayne Duff, Sam Morrell, James Dawson, Matthew Oliver and Gregory Athill.Billionaire Dona Bertarelli smashes record for Route of Discovery The record-breaking dreams of yacht racing billionairess Dona Bertarelli came true in November when, as part of a 14-strong crew co-skippered by Yann Guichard, her 131ft maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 crossed the “nish line in San Salvador, Bahamas. Spindrift 2 knocked 20 hours, 29mins 32secs off the previous time set by Franck Cammas, with a new time of six days 14hrs 29mins 21secs.Clarkes Court Bay Marina Stages Second Junior Sailing Regatta Following the success of the 2012 event, Clarkes Court Bay Marina staged its second Junior Sailing Regatta in November. Once again, Grenadas young sailors enjoyed an opportunity to show their racing talent when 16 keen racers from Gouyave Sailing School and the Grenada Yacht Club took to the water. Participants ranging in age from seven Team BVI Caribbean Dinghy Champions 2013 PHOTO: KEVIN JOHNSON WWW.KEVINJOHNSONPHOTOGRAPHY.COM


24 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 News to 17 years raced in three different classes: Lasers (14 … 17 years); Optimist Gold (12-14 years) and Optimist Red (7-11 years) to make up an impressive ”eet, and show the depth of sailing skills Grenadas youth has to offer. Winning skippers were: Kwesi Paul (Laser); Karzim James (Optimist Gold) and Tavell Bernadine (Optimist Red). For more info, visit: www.grenadasailingassociation.orgSol and sailors recycle at 32nd Moorings Interline RegattaTORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS … For the third consecutive year, Sol teamed up with the Moorings Interline Regatta to present the Green Award to the winners of a glass recycling challenge promoted during the 32nd annual sailing event. The regatta, hosted in the BVI for airline employees, family and friends, took place in October with 22 Moorings boats participating in daily races around the islands. This year the Green Award went to sailors on Wild Irish Rose for collecting the most empty glass bottles in a Drinking Responsibly recycling challenge. The initiative was introduced to help keep glass out of the BVI waste stream and required teams to collect their empty glass bottles and present them at weigh points during the course of the regatta. The members of the winning team with the most weight in glass each took home a sail-shaped, recycled glass trophy specially made for Sol by the Green VI Glass Studio in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola. For full results, visit: The 70ft trimaran Edmond de Rothschild wins Transat Jacques VabreLeading since Le Havre, the trimaran won this sprint across the Atlantic at what proved to be a hellish pace, making the Brazilian port at a speed of 20.7 knots. Taking the win, Sbastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier crossed the “nish line after 11 days, 5hrs, 3mins and 54secs of racing, “nishing around a hundred miles in front of their adversary Oman Air-Musandam .Best in the West “shing tournamentANTIGUA … The 10th anniversary of the Best in the West “shing tournament in November was suitably marked by a high number of entries 30 boats in all comprising 144 anglers of all ages. Blessed by beautiful weather and relatively calm seas, things remained quiet at the start of “shing but as the day progressed the radio operator at Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing headquarters, was kept busy as each hook-up was called in. A novel addition was that anglers could e-mail pictures of the action to HQ and these were immediately posted on the of“cial website. In this way the club received instantaneous feedback from those following the tournament online. For full details, visit: antiguabarbudasports“ Mrs Kirl Grant-Hoschtialek of the Grenada Board of Tourism and participating sailors Sol presents Green Award to sailor on Wild Irish Rose at the 32nd Moorings Interline RegattaPHOTO: BROADSWORD COMMUNICATIONS


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26 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 News Dr. Guy Harvey Inducted into International Scuba Diving Hall of FameGRAND CAYMAN … Dr. Guy Harvey joined an elite group of scuba diving legends in Grand Cayman when he was inducted into the sports hall of fame. The honour comes as Dr. Harvey marks his 40th year as a certi“ed diver, much of that time engaged in underwater photography, “lming and studying a variety of saltwater wildlife. Dr. Harvey received the honour along with Rolf Schmidt, Petra Roeglin, Sam Davison, Bert Kilbride and diving pioneer Paul Bert. Local Cayman honorees include Norbert Scott and Captain Glen Gleason Ebanks.SOL Sint Maarten Optimist ChampionshipsTwenty-nine youthful sailors from the islands of Sint Maarten, Tortola, Curaao, Anguilla and Saint Barths took to the waters of the Simpson Bay Lagoon during the 10th SOL Optimist regatta held in November. The optimists were divided into two ”eets: White Fleet, for more advanced sailors (20 boats), and Green Fleet for novice racers (nine boats). SOL Optimist Champion, winning every race but one, was 11-year-old Rayne Duff from Tortola, BVI. In the Green Fleet, Saint Barths sailor Adrien Elie “nished “rst overall. For the first time, the regatta was preceded by a three day clinic hosted by internationally renowned coach Nicolas Fracchia.Carlos Aguilar Match RaceSAINT THOMAS, USVI … Chicagos Don Wilson proved his match racing prowess by winning the 6th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR). Wilson defeated the USAs Dave Perry 2-1 in a “rst to two win “nals. We started ahead and we stayed ahead in the “rst race against Dave Perry. That was good,Ž recaps Wilson, who is the number one ranked U.S. match racer as well as founder of the sponsoring Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC). In the second race, Wilson got a good start coming off the line compared to Perry who went pretty thin at the pin end. With the score 1-1 in the “rst to two win “nals, it was the third match that proved the ultimate decider. For full results and report, visit: Dr. Guy Harvey, marine wildlife artist and conservationist


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 27 In the November issue of All At Sea Robbie Ferron states that a number of new regattas taking place in the Caribbean are well sponsored events where professionalism and pro“t is now more important than any earlier Corinthian ideals. Whereas this may be true in certain events this is definitely not the case in the RORC Caribbean 600 as Mr Ferron suggests in his article. As a co-founder of this race I can categorically state that the reason that Stan Pearson and I handed over the whole organization of the event to the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Antigua Yacht Club was to avoid precisely what he is incorrectly suggesting. We believed at the outset (and still do) that this event would bene“t from the ef“cient Corinthian (but professional) nature of the two organizations which in turn would not allow any self interest to depreciate the value of the event. Both the RORC and the Antigua Yacht Club are private yacht clubs, with modest membership fees, whose ethos is to involve their members and other interested parties by organizing well run events … and a very good job they do too. At this time there is no headline sponsor of this particular RORC event …further if one were to be appointed their presence would only be engaged primarily for the sponsors bene“t and to further ensure that the competitors experience and participation is enhanced. In the last edition in February 2013 there were close to 100 volunteers in Antigua who gave up a huge amount of time (day and night) for no reward other than a free T-shirt and some refreshment. How Corinthian is that? The whole event is entirely dependent on these people based in Antigua and all of them, despite the RORC involvement, feel a certain local pride and propriety in this regatta. Any pro“t is re”ected in the success of the regatta … and that lies more simply in the fact that the race is an attractive challenge which sailors aspire to. All are welcome to participate, amateurs and professionals alike, provided the yachts, equipment and crew comply with required standards … and with IRC ratings you can be sure of a level playing “eld. Mr Ferron himself was deeply involved in the Heineken Regatta and he will be well aware that in any world class sailing event you cannot simply rely on the goodwill of everyone. The RORC has a fulltime professional staff that is paid to run all their races (usually some 20 events each year). Getting the team to Antigua to run the event is not cheap. So … as and when sponsors are introduced (as in any RORC event) one aim is to ensure that as few as possible of the organizational costs are passed on to the competitors. Low entry fees, free parties and free prize giving events are the aim„ entirely for the bene“t of the sponsors and sailors participating. The RORC has a long history of professionalism without mercenary gain … Mr Ferron has got it very wrong when he suggests that the RORC Caribbean event is designed for any pecuniary advantage and he is confusing professionalism with commercialism … two entirely different reasons for success. I would also point out that anyone who has ever attended a regatta party at the RORC Caribbean 600 will concur that is attended by children, families, wealthy owners, local volunteers, professional sailors and amateurs alike. To conclude I do agree with some of Mr Ferrons points … there are a number of Caribbean events that do seem to have moved more towards a business model, not least the ARC in its current format. This event is now hardly the ideal originally conceived by Jimmy Cornell. Its success however indicates that many people still want to participate in the event. Bucket Regattas on the other hand are an entirely special case. Large yacht racing regattas cannot safely be run by amateurs … nor can the sophisticated systems seen on todays mega-yachts be managed by part time sailors. But like Mr Ferron I loathe the commercial vanities that have gradually been allowed to creep in to the advantage of certain individuals. This is why I am sure that another of the newer events in the Caribbean, The Antigua Superyacht Challenge, is proving to be such a success. Like the RORC 600 … its aims are low budget, no irrelevant sponsors and no one trying to make an individual or inappropriate pro“t. I believe that all those involved in both regattas have got this part of organizing an event right and long may it prosper. With Kind Regards JOHN BURNIE Marketing and Sponsorship Consultant ROYAL OCEAN RACING CLUB A REP L Y T O ROBBIE FERRON WI LL T HEY PUB L ISH I T ?


28 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014C ARIBBEAN C HARA CT ERS, PA C IFI C S T Y L E BY CAPN FATTY GOODLANDERSailing Humor For some strange reason, a tremendous number of Caribbean sailors are currently hanging out in VavaU, Tonga. I have no idea why. Perhaps their mooring pennants rotted, they drifted through the Panama Canal in a daze, and are just now realizing they are far off their DR position„and, well, far, far out too. Another possibility: the nearly deserted isles of Tonga are culturally similar to what the Caribbean was like when they “rst arrived in the Lesser Antilles back in the day. In any event, Im here in Tonga and surrounded by the very same adventurous folks I was once-upon-a-time sat drinking with at Turtle Pier in Sint Maarten; on Hog Island in Grenada; in Le Select on Barths; at Village Cay on Tortola and in Skinnys on St. John. Speaking of St. John, USVI, where I headquartered for a couple of hazy decades; my favorite bakery in Cruz Bay was Baked in the Sun There are a lot of baked people in Love City, true, but few Coral Bay waterfront wackos get it together enough to run a business. Currently, KO runs the place„and, yes, KO is a knock-out lady. But Baked in the Sun was founded by a dynamic young bakery-broad by the name of Kim. She was the original driving force behind the business„ which soon turned into a cross between a hip bakery and a Caribbean coffee shop. It was an instant success. The local continentals felt particularly comfortable there„as Kim assisted them with many dif“cult tasks (like counting their change). Kim was perfectly happy and ful“lled and, lets face it, Gloria Steinem was right„a woman needs a man like a “sh needs a bicycle. Enter a devilishly-handsome single-hander named David, who sailed into Coral Bay a few years later on a 29ft wooden sailboat from Florida, and decided it was time for a lifestyle change. Dave is a very straight-ahead young fellow„the type of quiet, unassuming guy who subtly gets what he wants when he wants it without excessive fuss or too much notice. And hed recently decided that„as swell as singlehanded cruising offshore was„he wanted a wife and family too. And, yes, there was one more thing: Dave had a sweet tooth„and found confectionary sugar to be an aphrodisiac. The thing I “nd most admirable about Dave is his straightforwardness, his literalness. He has a clear vision of who he is and where hes going. Thus, when he wanted to put a bun in the oven he marched right into Baked in the Sun asked to see the baker, and, well, the rest is history, as they say. Zack was born nine months later. Once David and Kim Edwards had a child„they decided to refocus on the important things in life; mainly goo“ng around, laying around, and sailing around. They sold the business and moved aboard their Cheoy Lee Offshore 44 named, appropriately, Flour Girl They decided to home-school (well, boat-school) Zack,


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 29and have the entire watery world be his moving, ever-evolving classroom. Zack is turning out to be a highly personable, well-behaved, well-adjusted kid. He is currently learning how to boogie board, surf, and sail a small dinghy. To say hes a self-assured, con“dent, independent youngster is to make an understatement. When I recently met back up with Kim and David in Neiafu, Tonga, in the VavaU group, I immediately asked Kim where Zack was. ƒ ashore,Ž she said, playing poker.Ž ƒ gosh, time ”ies,Ž I mused. I would have thought he was still in diapers.Ž Hes eight,Ž she said. Eight?Ž I queried. And ashore playing poker?Ž Well,Ž Kim said with a yawn, its not like ƒ hes still seven !Ž Good point. Their plans? Maybe New Zealand for the summer. Or maybe not. Theyre hanging loose, as we used to say. The last time I saw them was at a local beach event, and, yes, Kim was doing the baking. All three of their smiles were as wide as the Paci“c. There are times when the Paci“c feels like it is “lling up. There are so many familiar boats and so many Lesser Antilles cruising couples that we originally met in the Caribbean„that it is hard to keep track of em all. Why, there goes the “ddle-playing Ragin Cajun who we last saw while transiting the Panama Canal. ƒ and that lovely little black ketch Waka Irie of the Virgins as well. Is that Michael, Melinda, and Master Ben of the 120ft sloop Gliss ? And there goes Diana and Ross of the catamaran One White Tree (a J.R.R. Tolkien reference) who was introduced to us by Caribbean sailors Barbara (a fellow writer) and Stuart (charter captain) aboard La Luna Moorea was another island brimming with Caribes. We bumped into Doug-the-Sailing-Sculptor from Marigot, St. Martin aboard the hundred-year-old iron-hulled Sindbad while there, also Lon and Rosie of Flying Circus (Actually, Flying Circus is still in Coral Bay, with Lon skippering the large steel motor yacht Askari out of Tahiti.) Small world, indeed. Of course, VavaU has an annual regatta„which I, everthe-professional marine journalist, covered in depth. No, I dont remember the of“cial name of the event but I do remember that a white sloop won it ƒ surprise! But while I was demonstrating my journalistic incompetence (and multi-tasking by drowning in my kava bowl) I happened to notice a big blue Beneteau 52 Clipper named Corina IV with a wildly gyrating Watusi dancer on its sugar scoop. Ft. Lauderdale, FL + 954.523.2815 Riviera Beach, FL + 561.863.7100 Toll Free: 800.545.9273 Se Habla Espaol @WardsMarine/WardsMarineLinkedInSERVICES+ New Installations + Modifications+ Custom Computerized & Laser Engraving+ Custom Designed Switchboards+ In-house & Dockside Service+ Repairs + Engineering + Electrical & Corrosion Surveys+ Fire Surveys + Panel ProductionEQUIPMENT SALES+ AC Generators + Transformers+ Battery Charging Equipment+ Panel Meters & Gauges + Switches + Wire/Cable/Fuses+ Cathodic Protection Systems+ Converters/Inverters + Shore Cords & Adapters+ Lamps & Lighting + Overcurrent Protection How many you bring home Is none of our business BRINGING YOU HOME ISPowering the industry for 60 years


30 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014sticker that mentions Bipolar Awareness. This seems a tad odd. I ask about it„but the crew seems divided between pro and con. One crew member says, If we sail down to the South Pole, we will razor-blade the BI off.Ž This off-the-cuff explanation seems to satisfy me when Im in an extremely good mood„but, not so much when Im down in the dumps. Carolyn and I later privately agree the crew of Corina IV perfectly re”ect the crazy, cool, kooky, hip diversity of the island of St. Martin/Sint Maarten. I grew up with Bastiaan De Rooij and Chris Marshall of Budget Marine ,Ž says Captain Max. And I parlay back with, You mean, you knew them and hung out with them during the time span during which they were supposed to grow up!Ž Which brings us to our friends from St. John, Bruce and Laura Masterson, both are old Caribbean hands and have chartered numerous boats (fully crewed or cattlemaran) out of St. John. They also had a mooring in Great Cruz Bay„ when their son Connor and their daughter Marin attended Pine Peace School as did our daughter Roma Orion. We had many great times together aboard their graceful Spronk catamaran Jolly Mon They currently own a sleek monohull cruising vessel named Paci“c Hywy but recently lost their rudder while at sea on the way to Fiji. Bruce is so laidback and experienced that being rudderless (on all levels) didnt faze him. Well, it slowed us down a bit ƒ but not all that much, really!Ž he said. The most wonderful part of being on my 53rd year of ocean sailing and global cruising„is the friends Ive made over the course of the last “ve decades. Especially the crazy and colorful Caribbean characters„ the few at least who arent dead or in jail. EDITORS NOTE: Fatty and Carolyn Goodlander are currently in New Zealand, mooching food off Lin and Larry Pardey. Capn Fatty Goodlander has lived aboard for 53 of his 60 years, and is currently on his third circumnavigation. He is the author of Chasing the Horizon and numerous other marine books. His latest, Buy, Out“t, and Sail is out now. Visit: Sailing Humor During the light-air race they were playing reggae music loud enough to awake Donald Crowhurst„and were duking it out for last place with a Lyle Hess 24 named Destarte Perhaps the crew of Corina IV was as distracted by the erotic Watusi dancer as I was. She had liquid hips of molten honey„by gosh, she was hot-hot-hot! So hot that I almost missed the huge sponsorship label on the boats topsides that read: BUDGET MARINE That rings a bell,Ž I mused to my wife/business manager Carolyn. It should,Ž she said. They sponsored your St. Thomas WVWI radio show for almost two decades. You are best friends with its founder, Robbie Ferron. And you still work for them.Ž I do?Ž I asked, having a senior moment. Hard?Ž No,Ž she admitted, ƒ hard LY would be more accurate. But you still get paid, Fatty, and thats what counts.Ž Yes,Ž I readily agreed. If you sell out, you may as well cash the checks!Ž Lets go meet Corina IV ,Ž I suggested, and see if we can grab an exclusive interview„before the Sports Illustrated journos helicopter-in and open their check book.Ž Fine,Ž said Carolyn. well scoop em all!Ž It turns out the Budget Marine boat (as she was constantly referred to throughout the regatta) is leased and skippered by Max Loubser. He and his pals (Laura Bijnsdorp, Alex Nebe, Maria Merckens, Adam Robb, Kippy Gilders) are on a two year circumnavigation„just a quick circular spin around Planet Ocean. Tell me about the boat,Ž I say. When I picked her up, she had a full holding tank,Ž he replied with a meaningful squint. Lets not go there,Ž I said, and to quickly change the subject, shout to Alex, I heard you are the designated guitar player.Ž Sometimes,Ž he said shyly while adjusting his pork-pie hat, dusting off his arm tattoos, and twirling a couple of his body-piercings. A few nights later, we hear him playing at the fundraiser for the family of a local “sherman whod just drowned„and Alex is amazing on guitar and vocals: think Tom Waits but with a rougher voice and cruder lyrics. Kippy is their in-house amateur oceanographer. She is currently counting “sh„and trying to set an example for the local divers. How many are there?Ž I ask, innocent-like. Fish, I mean.Ž Lots of “sh,Ž Kippy says, then revises her statement to, but, perhaps, less than there should be.Ž Laura is the shutterbug aboard„ever-ready to nicely record their daily adventures for their slick website at www. On the starboard bow of Corina IV is a large advertising The most wonderful part of being on my 53rd year of ocean sailing and global cruising„is the friends Ive made over the course of the last “ve decades.




32 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Charlie loves wine. Ever since he got a touch of gout he slowed down on his beer drinking and took to wine. The French and Italians loved him more, the Germans and Brits made fun of him and the Americans were ambivalent. But Charlie never became a wine snob. In restaurants he even overlooked the rather ostentatious habit of tasting a drop before pouring for the table. Then, as he began to order a bottle of wine to accompany a meal, he noticed the prices were somewhat out of proportion. A drinkable bottle in the liquor store was $7.00 but was marked up to $45 on the restaurants wine list. A rip off, he thought. One night he took his own bottle and was told by a rather timid waitress that a corkage charge of $15 would be applied to his bill. Corkage!Ž he said angrily, its a screw top.Ž As time went on Charlie understood wines and their qualities better and better. He knew that a full bodied wine was rounded and ”avorful. He understood a white wine that was crisp and dry might well be good company for a heavy “sh dish like turbot with a cream sauce or a lobster thermidor. A strong sweet wine might go well with a dessert. One day Charlie came across a bottle of wine by a little known South African vineyard. The wine in question was completely new. Its name was Femme Facile. The wine was listed in a nautical magazine as being appropriate for clientele that frequented seafood restaurants. As a nautical man, it sounded just up Charlies alley. Then he read the wine tasters expert evaluation: Delicate bouquet of oysters, a nose of fresh mussel, a full bodied ”avor of tuna Sailing Humor BY JULIAN PUTLEY GRAPHICS BY HANNAH WELCH sushi, after taste of essence of clam with a whiff of Indian Ocean current. A single phrase summed it up: A fragrance of karma sutra. It was described as the ultimate aphrodisiac and might even save the rhinoceros. Charlie just had to try some. He invited his favorite girlfriend to dinner at a seafood restaurant and ordered a bottle of Femme Facile. Well, to cut a long story short, she took one sip and immediately spat it into her soup bowl declaring it undrinkable. Charlie, who quite liked it, apologized and ordered her a martini, straight up, and then another, and then a third. She was happy and bubbly the whole evening and later on he had his way with her (and she had her way too). Charlie pondered the evening and eventually came to the conclusion that perhaps it was described as an aphrodisiac because it made customers wish for something stronger. Then, the other day Charlie saw a gleaming multi-million dollar mega yacht with many tiers of decks, helicopter pads, Jacuzzis, swimming pools, bars and restaurants, a submarine and an army of staff to keep the whole thing running smoothly. Charlie found out that the owner made his fortune dealing a well known brand of vodka: zillions from peddlin poison. Charlie is now looking for investors in his new business venture; an international dealership for Femme Facile. Julian Putley is the author of The Drinking Mans Guide to the BVI Sunfun Calypso and Sunfun Gospel .SAI L ING WI T H C HAR L IE WINES




34 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Environment Green is the new blue when it comes to marine conservation in the Caribbean. Marina operators, regatta of“cials and charter yacht organizations are all doing their part to preserve and protect the regions seas and its surroundings. Why? Firstly, visitor demand. Martin Oliver, general manager of St. Croixs Tamarind Reef Resorts Green Cay Marina, the “rst marina in the U.S. Virgin Islands to achieve Blue Flag status, explains, The Blue Flag program was initially developed in Europe and our annual visitors from the Danish tour groups have shown a real interest in the program. This in turn has raised the awareness of the need for a green Green Cay, and all that that entails.Ž Secondly, its the right thing to do, says Judy Petz, director of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, which was recognized by the Newport, Rhode Island-based Sailors for the Sea, a nonpro“t organization dedicated to worldwide protection of the oceans, as the “rst regatta on the planet to be completely Carbon Neutral. The world has become SAVING T HE B L UE MEANS GOING GREEN very aware of the environment and the impact we all have on it. By our regatta committee showing its support and creating green initiatives each year, we gain the respect of our sailors and those who are part of the event.Ž How are these groups going green? One way is concentrating on the ecological aspects of BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Trish Cronan, President of the Caribbean Yacht Brokers Association showing water bottles saved from landfills by charter yachts using their own water or reusable bottles Our oceans need a green initiativePHOTO COURTESY OF THE PLASTIC OCEANS FOUNDATION


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 35 the marina,Ž says Green Cays Martin, such as having sewage pump-out facilities.Ž St. Thomas Crown Bay Marina, which received its Blue Flag status last year, enhanced their already eco-friendly initiatives by removing paper towels from the bathrooms and adding hand dryers, says Jane Wherren, director of operations. We have also started an aluminum can recycle program, and we have increased environmental education by using a gazebo on property to display information about the environment, and we plan to use our monthly barbecues for a 15-minute presentation on different environment topics.Ž The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, like the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, is one of ten competitive sailing events in the region that is part of Sailors for the Seas Clean Regattas certi“cation program. Karen Smith, regatta assistant, says, The majority of our efforts are based around not creating excessive waste and if we cannot avoid this, ways to make sure that the waste is either properly dealt with or biodegradable at the very least. For example, no straws are given with drinks at the party locations, no paper or ”yer products are allowed in skipper bags to reduce waste; and using green water bottles supplied by Heavenly Water and Fiji.Ž A water bottle program was started at the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival in 2009 with the help of local bottled water supplier, Clear Water. To date, says Petz, there is at least 40 to 50 percent less plastic being dumped in our waters.Ž The Plastic Water Bottle Buster Contest, where crews create a piece of art, form or function out of plastic water bottles to raise awareness, is one part of the Caribbean Yacht Broker Association Internationals (CYBA) Going Green to Save the Blue program. Over 100 Caribbean-based charter yachts have been recognized for their efforts to go green. These endeavors have included use of green cleaning products, reusable shopping bags, non-toxic bottom paints, solar panels, eco-friendly sunscreens and installing water “ltration systems to save on use of plastic bottles for drinking water. This initiative was started at charter yacht shows in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and has expanded this year to the Antigua Charter Yacht Show. My guess is that in the Virgins alone, this initiative saved about two million bottles from going to land“lls,Ž says Trish Cronin, president of Denaud, Florida-based Ocean Getaways Yacht Charters and CYBA president. For more information on these programs, visit: www.; and goinggreen Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


36 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 This Cruising Life We all know that it would be great to have unlimited power onboard while at sea or swinging on the hook but the limitations of our onboard power supply make it painfully clear that this cannot be the case for the average cruiser or boater. Even when we are not aboard and the boat is left vacant for any period of time, battery banks aboard can lose energy just from sitting. Firing up a generator or running the onboard engines can help to keep the battery banks topped up, but they can be noisy and burn ever more costly fuel. Wind generators and solar panels may offer another source of energy that can keep your batteries topped and even the possibility of running electrical components aboard without draining battery banks. Determining which of these options is better suited to your needs requires some research, planning and a good understanding of how each will perform on your vessel. In this issue we will look into solar panels SO L AR PANE L S VS WIND GENERA T ORSSTORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY GLENN HAYES This catamaran enjoys a good power supply from its array of solar panels on custom mounts Dingy davits make an excellent location for solar panel installations


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 37 and next month we will compare the capabilities of wind generators, with the hope that you can then determine which option would be best for your vessel. Solar panels come in many sizes and forms and can be an excellent source of power for vessels of all types and sizes. Whether you just want a small panel to keep a battery topped off while in storage or at a mooring, or if you are a long range cruiser who needs a way to keep house banks at a usable level each day at sea, there is probably a panel out there for you. Technology and cost reduction are now making them a viable option aboard. Not all solar panels are created equally, however, and an understanding of the different types of panels and their limitations will help you make an informed selection. There are three basic groups of solar panels. Mono-crystalline panels are the oldest technology. Due to its makeup this type of cell creates electricity ef“ciently in a small area (high conversion ef“ciency) and can take less space on deck per watt of power produced. These panels are an option for powering mid-range DC loads such as monitors, computers and other battery draining equipment. The mono-crystalline panels are made up of single silicone cells that are grown into larger cells and cut into wafers, chemically treated and then joined together. Cells are joined together in parallel to increase amperage and in series to increase voltage. This rigid type of panel can be susceptible to shade issues lowering or in some cases shutting off output unless they are wired with bypass diodes. They can also lose ef“ciency as they heat up in the direct sun. The second group, known as multi-crystalline panels, is also made up of single cells but within those cells there are multiple amounts of crystals. This allows for very high conversion ef“ciency but can also be affected by shadowing and heat. These panels are rigid just like the mono-crystalline versions but can produce the highest levels of power for the footprint they occupy. A newer technology is the amorphous thin “lm silicone panel. These panels are manufactured differently and less expensively from the panels above. As a result the cells are thinner and can even be manufactured to be ”exible. They can be formed to “t curves and even attach to bimini tops, dodgers, boom and sail covers. Thinner size and ”exibility does come at a cost however. These types of panels are only about 50% as ef“cient at creating power as the multiWith realistic expectations of their output and an accurate determination of your power requirements solar panels will allow you to enjoy a clean, silent power supply that will keep things running smoothly on any venture.


38 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014bright sunlight or one with high temperatures, these will all factor on what panel will work best for you. No matter which solar panel you choose you must determine the output you need. A good rule of thumb is to take the stated output of the panels and divide by two. The resulting answer should match the Amp hours of the battery or battery bank you are trying to keep topped off. It is also recommended to add at least 20% to your determined power requirement to cover variances. When pricing a system it is important to also factor in a charge controller or regulator to any system especially if it is outputting more than 1.5% of a batterys rated capacity. With realistic expectations of their output and an accurate determination of your power requirements solar panels will allow you to enjoy a clean, silent power supply that will keep things running smoothly on any venture. Glenn Hayes is a freelance photographer and writer living in Florida. His marine and boating background extends over two decades. Specializing in marine and location photography his work covers commercial, editorial and “ne art work. Visit: This Cruising Life crystalline variety of panel. Just like the mono and multicrystalline versions they can usually be combined to create a higher output. Amorphous panels are however more ef“cient in low light or diffused light such as on a cloudy day and are generally shadow protected. One must keep in mind that most manufacturers rate their panels based on at least “ve hours of full sunlight. When the sunlight is not at full brightness ef“ciency can drop drastically. Another distinct advantage of these types of panels is that they are not as affected by heat and dont drop drastically in ef“ciency when they get hot. Whatever panel you choose, where they will be mounted should be a major consideration (and related cost of mounts factored in). Are they going to have a permanent home or will they be a temporary or movable energy source? Would a rigid panel mounted away from shadows and obstructions be possible or would a ”exible panel that can be formed and mounted on a boom cover or fabric top be a better option? They need to be mounted in a way that they will not interfere with lines and rigging and in a place where they will not be impacted or stepped on (although there are models made that can be walked on). Even the location in which you will be boating is a factor. If you are in an area where there is little Many cruisers are now taking advantage of solar energy


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40 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Racing Circuit WINNERS NAMED A T DIS C OVER T HE C ARIBBEAN BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Forty yachts, everything from a Melges 32 to onedesign Hunter 216 and IC-24 classes plus Hobie cats and native-built chalanas, competed in the Discover the Caribbean. This longest running regatta in Puerto Rico, hosted by the Ponce Yacht & Fishing Club, changed format and name this year. Instead of a series held over two weekends, the event took place over three days, November 8 to 10. It was three days of excellent racing,Ž says Luis Juarbe, who won the CSA Spinnaker Racing Class aboard his Melges 32, SOCA We bought this boat last April, and the learning curve has been outstanding. Our biggest challenge was beating our own time and working towards making faster maneuvers. We hope the class picks up, as it is the perfect race boat for these waters. We have one Melges 32 in the Dominican Republic, one in St. Maarten and hopefully two more in Puerto Rico by next season. Our plan for next season is to sail a couple of the Caribbean events to support our local waters and then send the boat up north for the worlds in 2014.Ž Angel Davila, who was the tactician for over 27 years for the Don Q Racing Team, raced aboard his Guango won the four-boat Hunter 216 class. Joel Santiago, driving his Pura Vida traded “rst and second place scores with Guango right up until the third day when Guango won the last two races to win by three points. The Hunter 216 class is getting more and more popular every year,Ž says Davila, whose boat is one of six in Puerto Rico. The comfort and ease of taking these boats out of the water without having to use cranes is one reason for this. In addition, the boats are economical to maintain and fast on the water.Ž The IC-24 class was the largest of the regatta with eight boats. After 14 races, it was Robbie Ramos helming Orion PHOTO CREDIT: CARLOS G. LEE / MAJADEROS.COMThe native-built Chalana class in action


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The ”eet has become very competitive. The boats are even in speed and boat-handling, so its up to who can execute best on the basic stuff ... starts, speed, shifts, and staying out of trouble. The other two boats were newcomers to the class.Ž Jorge Ramos and crew Christine Bahr aboard Radio Joe proved their prowess by winning the six-boat Hobie 16 class by 12 points. Very good organization,Ž says Ramos. As well as tactics, boat speed and positioning led to our win.Ž The ten-class ”eet saw a full range of conditions: 5-8 knots the “rst day, 10-12 knots the second and 15-18 knots the third day. Each class averaged “ve races per day. There were two areas of competition: inside the bay and out in the Caribbean Sea. The CSA racing classes enjoyed the best of both worlds with windward-leeward and long races out around the offshore island, Caja de Muertos. On land, there was good food, live music and cocktails provided by sponsors Don Q and Medalla. Change can be expected for next year,Ž says regatta director Jan Gonzalez. If I am the director once again, I will stick with the three day format. Expect bigger things for next year too since we will be celebrating our 25th Discover.Ž Next years regatta will take place October 31 to November 2 2014. For full results, visit: Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. PHOTO CREDIT: CARLOS G. LEE / MAJADEROS.COMThe tight-packed IC-24 class rounding the mark


42 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Racing Circuit ROYA LT Y AND REVE L RY REIGN A T GO L DEN RO C K REGA TT A BY BETSY CROWFOOT An early morning rain shower served as the wakeup call for the ninth edition of the Golden Rock Regatta (GRR) held November 13 to 18. Although the skies had cleared in time for the start of the “rst race … an exhilarating 19-mile beat from Philipsburg, St. Maarten to Gustavia, St. Barths … some of the crew were still a bit foggy from the previous nights opening party at the 12 Metre Bar. Covering a circuit between St. Maarten, St. Barths and St. Eustatius, a record 21 entrants enjoyed “ve days of vigorous competition, punctuated by evenings with royalty and revelry. The GRR features a combination of distance, pursuit and buoy racing which favors no one class or model of yacht, keeping the results somewhat mutable and the racers on edge. Case in point: on Day Twos 31-mile pursuit race from St. Barths to Statia the “rst three boats crossed the line within 10 seconds, with Klaas van Duuren and Willow Group at the head of the pack. But in the end it was Rogier Petit and Bel Aurora who took overall honors, while Annie Gardner and Team Rockstars successfully defended their 2012 title as winners in the Bareboat division. Petit snatched victory in the tightly contested Open Class, knocking out perennial champion Bobby Velasquez in LEsperance and a solid challenge from Nico Cortlever aboard Nix Competition during the 2013 GRRPHOTO: JAQUELINE VAN DE WEIJERThe Rockstars dressed in costume for buoy races off Statia during GRRPHOTO: JAQUELINE VAN DE WEIJER


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44 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014Bel Aurora is a reincarnated Jeanneau Selection, originally built in 1984 for the Tour de France a la Voile. Salvaged following Hurricane Luis in 1995, Petit pieced it together, saying he, brought it back to life using stuff other people had discarded.Ž He has campaigned the spartan 36ft yacht successfully throughout the Caribbean since its launch two years ago, adding another notch to his belt with this GRR win. In the Bareboat Division racing was equally exciting, with Gardners all-California-girl team aboard the Sunsail 44i Dundee in Bareboat Class III, de”ecting a challenge by Pieter Bosman and Royal Funfactor on a Moorings 50.5, Bareboat II. The Rockstars racked up an impressive number of wins to edge out Royal Funfactor by three points. Each prevailed in their respective classes; Dutch Sailing Events triumphed in Bareboat Class I. The Captain Olivers Memorial Trophy for the best performance by a “rst time competitor went to Ton Broekhuizen and Rental Pumps in Bareboat II class. Capping off a threeweek Caribbean tour, Broekhuizen said he elected to compete in the GRR due to the small scale, camaraderie, and less commercial aspect of the event. This is a nice regatta in a special setting,Ž added the Dutch skipper. Also joining the ”eet were two teams of autistic youngsters from the Antwerp area, participating thanks to the Overstagreizen program and a handful of hardy volunteers. They sailed brilliantly,Ž said GRR organizer Juul Hermsen, who noted the positive impact the youth had on the regatta. The enjoyment they got was infectious!Ž Hermsens enthusiasm was infectious too. Approaching its ten year anniversary, the future of the GRR is bright, he said, with expanded funding by local governments increasing exposure and boosting foreign participation. The regatta, traditionally timed to correspond with Statia Day, also coincided with a visit to the island by King WillemAlexander and Queen Mxima of the Netherlands. These festivities merely added to the nightly merriment of the international ”eet, which included a dance party along the docks in Gustavia, and all night Happy Hour at the 12 Metre Bar in Philipsburg. A “nal prize-giving ceremony at Captain Olivers featured their renowned dinner buffet, along with trophy presentations, sing-alongs and dancing ... until a power outage cut the evening short. Then the party moved to the Sunsail and Moorings docks, where boat-hopping revelry carried on until the early hours. GRR 2014 will be held mid-November, for details, visit: Betsy Crowfoot is a California-based yachting journalist who seizes any excuse to come sailing in the Caribbean. Racing Circuit Hurricane Hunter 35 TEL (340) 776-5432 FAX (340) 775-4507 WWW.OFFSHOREVI.COMOutboards, Waverunners, Motorcycles, Invert Generators Boats In” atables Diesel Engines, Diesel Generators Exclusively Available at Offshore Marine Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer Authorized Dealer




46 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 You know a feature is important when its part of the boat segments name. In the fourth part of our series on what to look for in a center console boat, we asked our experts about considerations when it comes to the helm/console. Heres what they had to say.Alan Lang, ScoutAccessibility and comfort should be the primary considerations when looking at a console. We try to place every component so that the captain can reach it easily. Trim tab switches are placed in areas where you dont need to take your hand off the steering wheel to use Powerboating WHA T T O L OOK FOR IN A C EN T ER C ONSO L E: BY DOUG SIMMONSHELM/CONSOLE them. Electronics are placed at an angle and location that resists the glare of the sun and allows for easy visibility. Its important that the features that control the boats maneuverability are placed with the most focus to ensure the boats safe operation. We think of all of these things and more before we take a console to market. Exact features will ultimately depend on the size of the boat and how it will be used. However, it will always be a consoles function to provide protection from the elements and storage of some type. Youre also starting to see more and more consoles come to market that are more pleasing to the eye, with sleeker shapes. Scout has always focused on this, as the


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 47console is where the captain spends most of his time. We put a lot of time into our consoles, as some of the more aesthetic consoles are much more labor intensive.ŽBryan Harris, EvergladesYou need to look at how ergonomically put together a console is. Can you sit comfortably? Can you reach the wheel? Do you have a place to put your feet? Is it functional and does the overall design work? Next, consider how big the console is. Does it meet your needs based on what you plan to do? How much protection do you get from the elements? Does it have a T-top? If so, is it “berglass or canvas? With a hardtop, you can have a lot of things built in, like lights and speakers. That may or may not be important, but you need to think about how you plan to use the boat and make that distinction. What kind of windshield does it have? Our boats have sliding, adjustable windshields „ either manual or hydraulic. How big is the dash? The electronics are getting bigger and bigger. Weve now made it so our consoles will “t 12inch electronics. Consoles have also gotten bigger inside. Having a head on the boat has become important. Can you get in and out easily? Lastly, consider the cosmetics. If you look at T-tops now, powder coating is big. Ten years ago, most T-tops were stainless steel. But the powder-coating process is much better and more respected now. And obviously people like it, because boat builders are doing more and more.Ž


48 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 BOSTON WHALER Boston Whaler builds a full line of unsinkable “shing and pleasure boats, including 17 center console models. New are the 210, 240 and 270 Dauntless, and the 350 Outrage. EVERGLADES BOATS Known for its luxury family “shing boats, Everglades produces 11 center console models from 21 to 35 feet. The newest is the 355T, the brands “rst purpose-built tournament design. GRADY-WHITE BOATS Grady-White has won a National Marine Manufacturers Association Customer Satisfaction Index Award for 12 consecutive years. The company makes nine center console models, from 18 to 37 feet. REGULATOR MARINE Regulator manufacturers six ocean-ready, center console models from 24 to 34 feet. A new 25-foot model recently debuted at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, and a new 23 is due in the spring. www.regulator SCOUT BOATS An innovator in the industry, Scout builds 19 center console models from 17 to 35 feet for the bay and offshore environment. A new 420 LXF luxury sport“sher is scheduled to launch this spring. www.scoutboats.comMEE T T HE MANUFA CT URERS: Powerboating David Neese, Grady-WhiteThe primary consideration is always going to be safety. Assess the sightlines. How long do you lose visibility at planing, and on plane, can you see “ve or seven boat lengths ahead? Most consoles are built pretty far back and at ”oor level, so seeing over the bow or console can be a challenge. The second part is comfort or ergonomics. Can you reach the wheel and shifter when seated? Thats a pretty good test. You dont want to have to move yourself to be able to control the boat. If youre a “sherman, if you run far offshore and “sh all day, its a long day, and you dont want to work to drive the boat, it just tires you out more. You also want good protection. How tall is the windshield? How will it protect you on a really nasty day? One feature that weve kind of focused on is a windshield wiper on all of our consoles. It mysti“es me that this isnt included on more boats. Things have gotten much softer over the years, with better padding and vinyl bolsters to stand and lean on. There are more re“nements „ more stereos and cup holders. The insides of some of our consoles are air conditioned and heated. Im six-one and in our boats 28-feet and up, I can stand and move around in the consoles, so theres more room for rod storage and other things in general.ŽJeff Vaughn, Boston WhalerWhen people are looking at a center console, they need to think about how theyre going to use the boat „ the people that will be with them, the conditions they will be in. Then, visualize how the console will help them achieve their usage goals. Two areas that come to mind right away are visibility and ergonomics. The console is either easy to see over and around, or its not. Some consoles can be too high. Almost all of them have T-tops now, with pipe structure, so its easy for a console to not have the visibility it ought to. By ergonomics I mean how comfortable is this piece of equipment to use in various scenarios? Can I stand up and drive the boat and sit down and drive the boat? Do passengers have a place at the console to rest their legs and put down their drinks? We make consoles where people can put their feet and hands in the proper place to be comfortable. The shape at the top of our consoles, it slopes down


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 49 ever so slightly „ its not ”at on top. Thats so we can have tuck space, a place to put your hat or binocs. It takes extra to engineer that in. Another thing weve done is try to accommodate the bigger display screens that electronics manufacturers are giving to us. These days, consoles are getting “nished off inside. Theyre all “berglass with vents and heads and storage. Some of them even have sinks, galleys and accommodations. The evolution over time has become to use each inch of space and create more of a multi-tool.ŽJoan Maxwell, RegulatorThe console should be laid out with a thought for operation of the boat. Are the throttles in close proximity of the helm? Where are the trim switches located? What about electronics? Can they be added to the console and still be visible? Our consoles are slightly sloped forward, so the bow is more easily seen while the boat is in operation. In addition, they have large, ”at faces that allow for installation of the newest thin electronics. The breaker panels are visible „ no bending down to see whether or not youve turned on the correct switch. All Regulator consoles have tempered safety glass windshields, built to take heavy seas. Whether its a passenger holding onto it or a wave breaking over the bow, we want to make sure that the windshield stays in place. Cheaper Plexiglas windshields could snap off in these conditions. Serviceability is also important. On our boats, access to the back of the electronics, wiring and steering systems can be easily achieved through the hinged doors inside of the console compartment. Enough head room to actually stand up. Our consoles are scribed and “tted onto a boss/lip on the liner. This allows for the fasteners to be placed vertical and not horizontal. Imagine the lid of a shoe box sliding down on the box ƒ there isnt a ”ange sticking out. Flange-mounted consoles are easier to install, but they dont provide an even surface for the angler/operator to walk around. They could become a source of toe-stubbing.ŽCOMING UP: Look for our article on center console features and amenities in the next issue of All At Sea To comment on this article, email As a travel and marine journalist, Doug Simmons has cruised all around the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic States and Florida, and has island hopped in the Bahamas and the Caribbean.


50 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Fishing L ADY ANG L ERS RU L E IN USVI WAHOO T OURNAMEN T S BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER Women rule when it comes to wahoo “shing! Saint Thomas April Newland reeled in a 41.14-pounder in the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Clubs Wahoo Wind-Up sponsored by Budget Marine and held November 17, while St. Croixs Jackie Goodyear caught a 41.8lb wahoo in the Golden Hook Fishing Clubs Wahoo Tournament, “shed November 23. Both women took home the Largest Wahoo prizes at each event. Newland, who “shed aboard the Custom 44ft Abigail III and caught her whopper wahoo on stand-up gear, explains, We had already caught ten barracuda when the rod went down strong. It was a “ghter. It took me about 15 to 20 minutes to reel it in.Ž Newlands catch was some 34lb short of earning the $10,000 prize offered in this tournament for a wahoo over 75lb. However, her wahoo was one of a double-header hook-up with fellow angler Mike Landgraf. Landgraf reeled in his 24.75-pounder, PHOTO: DEAN BARNES PHOTO: ALDA ANDUZEWahoo Windup Best Boat: Abigail III (from left) Paul Meyer (Tournament Director), Capt. Red Bailey, Dr. David Weisher, Mike Landgraf, Ariel Donovan and Kathy Kurtz. In front, Mathew Meyer Jackie Goodyear (Center), aboard Turn and Burn boated the largest wahoo in the Golden Hook Fishing Clubs Wahoo Tournament


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 51the second largest of the tournament, just after Newland and earned Capt. Red Baileys Abigail III the Best Boat prize. Newlands husband, Byron, provided the luck by suggesting the Abigail III “sh off the south side of St. Thomas due to heavy seas rolling in to the north. I “rst suggested we go north, but then followed Byron suggestion due to the weather,Ž says Capt. Bailey. But Ill tell you, that 100lb wahoo is still out there in the north!Ž Two anglers have pocketed the $10,000 cash prize in the last ten years in this tournament. In 2012, Clive Mahabir, aboard local charter boat Mixed Bag reeled in a whopping 91.3-pounder, while in 2003 Mike Kuszewski, “shing aboard the local charter boat Black Pearl landed a 94.1lb wahoo, which remains the tournament record. Meanwhile over on St. Croix, Goodyear, who was “shing aboard Turn & Burn a Deep Impact 40, not only reeled in a big “sh but brought back a great “sh story as well. I was really excited that my rod started pulling line, and I was even more excited to start reeling in the “sh,Ž Goodyear explains. I had an awesome coach beside me (Chad Sheraw) that was instructing me to allow the “sh to take line, and to reel like heck when I could. Everyone was cheering me on.Ž In the background, Goodyear could hear people yelling Watch the kill box!Ž However, the warning really didnt register as she was in the “sh catching zone. So I walked right into the kill box and fell straight on my butt,Ž she explains. I heard Dave (Johnson) yell keep reeling! Of course! I didnt lose grip on my rod when I fell, or lose a beat. Its like trying to save a beer when you fall in the water; you just naturally hold it up and “gure it out. That is what I did in this situation. I just held the reel, fell on my butt, braced myself immediately where I was and kept reeling!Ž It was a couple minutes after Goodyear had landed the wahoo when Johnson, Turn & Burn s owner, joked Jackie is the only animal that has ever gone into the kill box and came out alive!Ž Turn & Burn “nished second in the Best Boat category with 58.4lb to Living the Dream whose anglers reeled in 67lb of wahoo. Johnson owns both boats. For more information, visit and www.“sh Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Looking for the right team to manage your yacht? TMM St. Vincent has what it takes to ensure she is well cared for in your absence. You can rest easy, knowing that we are dedicated to looking after your yacht with a consistent level of care and commitment to customer service. TMM offers yacht management programs that are ” exible, leaving the owner with a great deal of involvement that is not present in schemes offered by other companies. TMM has been in St. Vincent since 1995 under the same ownership and management team and is ranked as one of the best charter companies in the Caribbean. As a vacationer, you are looked after as if you are part of the family… from airport collection and trial sail through to the “ nal de-brief all with an attention to detail that allows you to enjoy yourself as soon as you set foot in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.CATAMARANS WANTED!As part of its ” eet expansion, TMM St. Vincent are looking for more catamarans to join their ” eet. If youre looking to place your catamaran in charter management with a company that has a proven track record, a great industry reputation and a team that makes sure that your yacht is in tip top shape for sailing the “ nest waters anywhereŽ, then TMM St. Vincent would like to talk to you. ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES TMM St. Vincent Ltd. Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent Tel: 784 456 9608 Mobile: 784 494 8490 Email: or I didnt lose grip on my rod when I fell, or lose a beat. Its like trying to save a beer when you fall in the water; you just naturally hold it up and “gure it out. That is what I did in this situation.


52 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 The Caribbean regatta season kicks-off in a big way come January. In the “rst three months of the year alone, there are over a dozen competitive sailing events for everything from mono to multihulls, dinghies to superyachts. Here is a sampling of events and whats new this year: January 15 … 24 MOUNT GAY RUM ROUND BARBADOS RACE SERIES: Organizers have expanded the program to include three days of coastal racing plus the main event, the 78th Anniversary Round Barbados Race. The event will conclude with the Open Passage Race to Antigua. Entries include Round Barbados Race record-holders, Idea a 78ft Reichel-Pugh and Silver Bullet a 30ft Super Cat. www. January 30 … February 2 THE SUPERYACHT CHALLENGE ANTIGUA: Ten 80-footplus yachts will sail in Pursuit-style races that start and C ARIBBEAN REGA TT A PREVIEW: JANUARY MAR C HCOMPILED BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER“nish off English Harbor. Nightly parties include a culinary competition. All yachts will be on the new superyacht dock in Nelsons Dockyard,Ž says organizer, Paul Deeth. This should make the cook-off at the stern of each yacht a lot more fun.Ž Entries include the 98ft Farr-designed, Leopard 3 ; 147ft ketch-rigged sailing yacht, Timoneer ; and the152ft schooner, Windrose superyachtchallengeantigua. January 30 … February 4 ISLAND WATER WORLD GRENADA SAILING WEEK: New courses, new party venues and new lay day fun activities are on tap for this big keelboat regatta. The regatta will move to different bays and host venues around the western and southern coast of Grenada,Ž explains organizer, Ruth Lund. The Skippers Brie“ng/Welcome Party takes place at Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina with racing off Grand Anse, then to Le Phare Bleu Marina for a waterside Pirate Party and lay day Hobie Cat Match Racing with Live Music Dinghy Concert. Prickly Loro Piana RegattaPHOTO COURTESY OF PRESS OFFICE YCCS / JEFF BROWN


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 53 Bay Marina hosts the “nal two days of racing, including the prize-giving. Thirty-“ve to 45 yachts are expected. January 31 … February 2 SAN JUAN INTERNATIONAL REGATTA: Over 100 sailors will compete in Optimists, Lasers, Sun“sh, J/24s, IC-24s and CSA Racing classes. We are adding a one-design Hunter 216 Class for 2014,Ž says regatta director Jose Berrios. A one-design J/70 class is expected to be added for 2015. Best of both world conditions see dinghies compete in the calm of San Juan Bay and bigger boats out in the Atlantic Ocean. February 9 … 10 BUDGET MARINE INTERLUX OPEN REGATTA: Skill alone, not the investment in the latest marine equipment, is what wins this regatta raced on identical Sunfast 20 miniyachts in Simpson Bay Lagoon. The schedule is designed to get lots of races in and to give everyone a new chance of winning,Ž says organizer and sponsor Robbie Ferron. Previous winners include Frits Bus, Jolyon Ferron, Karl James and Ashley Rhodes. Twelve teams are expected., February 11 … 16 RC44 VIRGIN GORDA CUP: Eight-plus powerhouse teams will sail in the RC44 Championship Tours “rst stop in the Caribbean. Hosted out of BVIs Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, sailors will race around the buoy and on coastal courses. The RC44 was designed by “ve-time Americas Cup winner Russell Coutts. regate-2014/859-rc44-virgin-gorda-cup-virgin-gorda-bvidal-1102-al-1602.html February 13 … 16 JOLLY HARBOUR VALENTINES REGATTA & RUM FESTIVAL: Courses for racers and separate easier reaching courses to encourage cruisers, live-aboards and shorthanded sailors, plus free marina berthing for contestants, should make this a destination regatta for Caribbean cruisers as well as the dedicated racing crowd,Ž says organizer and JHYC commodore Dr. Alan Budgie Bungie. February 22 … 23 ULYSSE NARDIN REGATTA/BRISA CUP: Thirty-plus boats will race off Fajardo in this Borinquen Island Sailing Association (BRISA) hosted regatta. Classes include CSA Racing and Cruising and IC24s. Past winners and current entrants include Sergio Sagramosos J/122, Lazy Dog ; Jonathan Lupisceks J/105, Dark Star ; and Jaime Torres Melges 32, Smile & Wave February 24 … 28 RORC CARIBBEAN 600: The “rst two entries for the 6th edition of this 600-mile race around 14 Caribbean islands were Antiguas Bernie Wong aboard a chartered Grand Soleil 43, Quokka and a crew from the British Royal Armored Corps Yacht Club who have chartered the First 40, Southern Child There will be over 50 entries from two dozen-plus nations. February 28 … March 2 ST. MAARTEN MULTIHULL REGATTA: New is an extra day of short course races. Were anticipating 10 to 12 multihulls, 12 regional beach cats and hopefully a container with beach cats from Europe coordinated by organizers of the Around Texel Race in the Netherlands, Europes biggest cat race,Ž says organizer Mirian Ebbers. www.


54 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 March 6 … 9 ST. MAARTEN HEINEKEN REGATTA: Over 200 yachts will race with crews representing more than 32 countries. New, says regatta assistant Karen Smith, is an Inshore Class where a one design ”eet will race allowing an affordable and fun way to join our regatta.Ž Several returning and new boats include Team J World Annapolis and ARC entrant, Khalessi a 44 X-452 with a young Norwegian crew. www. March 6 … 9 SOUTH GRENADA REGATTA: Two days of competitive ”eet racing in CSA spinnaker, CSA non-spinnaker, multihull, fun and J/24 classes; a total of four title cups; exciting new race courses; plus Lay Day Match Races on Rush 10 catamarans are in store for 2014. Spectators can experience the thrill of the races from the start-line ”oating bar, and other activities such as a day of junior sailing, speedboat tours, and a Pirates Trail for the kids ensures that theres something for everyone,Ž says organizer Connie Martin. Participating boats get free berthing during the regatta weekend at Le Phare Bleu Marina. March 19 … 22 LORO PIANA CARIBBEAN SUPERYACHT REGATTA & RENDEZVOUS: An impressive ”eet of nearly 30 sailing and motor yachts will set sail in this event that balances competitive racing with a packed social program for owners, guests and crew. March 27 … 30 ST. BARTHS BUCKET REGATTA: This invitational regatta welcomes over 40 entries ranging from the latest superyacht designs to true classics. Depending on ”eet composition, its the race committees intent to have a racing class: Les Gupards des Mers that will start “rst with either a conventional ”eet start or staggered start,Ž explains event manager Jeanne Kleene. The Cruising ”eet may be divided into three classes with a pursuit race format: Les Gazelles des Mers; Les Mademoiselles des Mers and Les Grandes Dames des Mers. March 28 … 30 ST. THOMAS INTERNATIONAL REGATTA: Formerly the International Rolex Regatta, no other regatta in the Caribbean offers so many classes and rating rules under which to compete. Teams are invited to enter in Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA); IRC; High Performance Rule (HPR); Multihull; CSA Bareboat; CSA (unmeasured) for boats from the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; Beach Cats; and One-Design classes with a minimum length of 20ft. Those of us running Caribbean events believe this will be a banner year for us,Ž says regatta director Bill Can“eld. March 31 … April 6 BVI SPRING REGATTA & SAILING FESTIVAL: New this year is the return of the one-design course. Weve been working with the Melges and J-Boat associations to attract more onedesign classes,Ž says Judy Petz. In addition, the winner of the International Yacht Club Challenge wins a free Sunsail charter. The event is known for competitive racing in three bodies of water, plus its nightly regatta village. In addition, the 2nd Caribbean Insurer Island Invitational, a race plus BBQ back on shore for the whole family, is April 2 and part of the Sailing Festival. Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Caribbean Regatta Preview Gunboat 62 Phaedo at the RORC Caribbean 600PHOTO: RICHARD LANGDON


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56 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Sports “shing is a great way to have fun around the water with kids, says Capt. Mike Pigott, who operates NightWing Charters out of Antigua. This is one reason why all three of the Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing Clubs tournaments have a youth division. Over the last few years this has become a tough trophy to win. However, tournament “shing really isnt where you want to start.Ž Begin by encouraging kids to have an interest in their environment and speci“cally the aquatic environment and the creatures within it, recommends Capt. Gary Clifford, who runs the 31-foot Innovator, Yes Aye out of True Blue Sport“shing Charters in St. Georges, Grenada. Then demonstrate this to them by taking them “shing for small “sh at “rst and show them how catching a “sh allows you to see it close up and to hold it before releasing it back into the water … something non “sher people never get to do. This is the starting point to get them to want to catch a “sh too. When they do, they get to feel the sensation of the “sh pulling the line and it all builds from there.Ž Roger Casellas, an avid “shermen and member of Club Nautico de San Juan, enjoys “shing with his son, seven-yearold Roger, Jr. Here in Puerto Rico we have the opportunity to “sh both in freshwater and saltwater, inshore or offshore. T EA C H KIDS T O FISH BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER PHOTO: JIMMY LOVEL


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 57Use much smaller lures when trolling offshore with kids, says NightWings Pigott. A two-to-three-inch squid like arti“cial lure works very well with small tuna and other small “sh that swim along the drop off. Most kids would prefer catching lots of little “sh as opposed to trolling all day for one big “sh. There are always more small than big “sh. Plus, when there is more action going on, kids tend to get less sea sick.Ž In general, the good thing about “shing at an early age is that its all about the catch not the equipment used, says Casellas. A kids excitement is based on what they catch. A kid can start “shing with an aluminium can with I think that, depending on the conditions, inshore “shing can be practiced at an age of three to four years. With the right sea conditions, kids age “ve years and older can start offshore “shing.Ž Puerto Ricos Jose Pavia, also a member of Club Nautico de San Juan and father of junior anglers, Bianca and Jorge Enrique, agrees. Usually by eight years of age you can take your child out for a half-day “shing expedition with calm seas. At that time you want to have your child “sh for mahimahi, wahoo or small yellow tail tuna. By age 10 to 11, you can test taking your kid to “sh for bill“sh if they can handle the whole day.Ž PHOTO: JIMMY LOVEL PHOTO: JIMMY LOVELPuerto Rican angler Roger Casellas Jr. (7) in the fighting chair aboard his fathers boatPHOTO COURTESY OF ROGER CASELLAS


58 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 line and a simple hook, lead and any kind of bait. There are beginners rod and reel combos sold at accessible places such as Kmart. After some experience, a custom rod and reel can be matched to age, gender and type of “sh targeted.Ž One of the biggest joys of sports “shing, for young and old alike, are the stories that make memories for a lifetime. True Blues Clifford shares just a couple tales from his charters with children. The youngest angler to catch a sail“sh on my boat was an eight-year-old. He wound it in all by himself. Then I had a 13-year-old catch 13 barracuda, black“n tuna, false albacore and king mackerel all on one day.Ž In sum, Casellas shares his tried and true theory: If you plan to go out with your kid on a boat offshore at an early age, you have to choose the right weather. Be wise and patient with the amount of time you spend to make sure its a good experience for them. This will guarantee future interest or as they say hook him or her on the sport of “shing for life.Ž Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Teach Kids to Fish PHOTO: JIMMY LOVELA young angler displays his catch after a day with Mike Pigotts Antigua-based NightWing Sport Fishing Charters Happy Junior angler with Capt. Mike Pigott of Antigua NightWing Sport Fishing Charters Captain Gary Clifford says Brennan Adam (8) was the youngest angler to catch a sailfish on his boat and he wound it in all by himself.Ž




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JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 61Think of coconut as an ingredient and coconut cream pie springs to mind. Yet the sixteen chefs competing in the Virgin Islands Charteryacht Leagues (VICL) 2013 Fall Yacht Show Culinary Contest didnt make the ordinary, they created the extraordinary. A panel of “ve judges, which included two professional chefs (one an award winning member of the Virgin Islands Culinary Team), a registered dietitian, former charter chef, and broker … summed up the entries with a variety of comments such as: innovative; full of ”avor; an awesome display of talents. And they expressed amazement that dishes of this caliber could come out of small galleys and be served aboard yachts. In spite of their different descriptions, the judges were in 100% agreement that the winning dish was ”awless in every respect, from presentation to ”avor. That dish was Crunchy Coconut Shrimp Fritters United States Virgin Islands FA LL YA C H T SHOW C U L INARY C ON T ES T BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER FEEL THE MAGICS ZAZO TRIUMPHS AGAIN Zazos winning dish … Crunchy Coconut Shrimp FrittersPHOTOS DEAN BARNESFeel the Magic


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JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 63 United States Virgin Islands prepared by Micheale Zazo, aboard the Voyage 500, Feel the Magic I wanted to prepare something outside the box and away from the usual uses of coconut,Ž explains Zazo, who won this competition last year in her and captain Michael Hank Hamptons “rst season of charter. In the end, my dish had the familiarity of traditional Caribbean conch fritters with a twist.Ž You could say Zazo traveled the world looking for recipe ideas. She and fellow charter chefs learned that coconut would be the competitions key ingredient at the end of August. Therefore, during travels to see friends in South Africa and Spain in the fall, she searched restaurant menus and each countrys culinary magazines for inspired uses of this tropical fruit. Zazo also did her homework. She brainstormed with friends and fellow chefs, made a list of all types and forms of coconut, and worked out a variety of ”avor combinations that paired with coconut. Ultimately, she created a recipe that didnt just call for a little obligatory coconut, but one in which three different types of coconut were strategically used throughout the dish. First, Zazo incorporated sweetened shredded coconut into a pound of raw peeled and deveined shrimp of which half was minced and the other half coarsely chopped. This combination created a fritter that held together well without the use of a “ller such as breadcrumbs. Tropical ”avors such as lime zest and grated ginger rounded out the seasonings. Secondly, the fritters were dipped in an egg wash made of egg and unsweetened coconut milk and a crunchy coating mix of sliced almonds, cracker crumbs and sweetened shredded coconut before frying. Thirdly and last, Zazo served the fritters with a dipping sauce that called for non-alcoholic pia colada drink mix and sweetened ”aked coconut along with crushed pineapple. The win gave me con“dence that last year wasnt pure luck,Ž Zazo says. Championing the VICLs 2013 Culinary Contest is a great way for Zazo and Hampton to kick-off their second season of charter aboard Feel the Magic While they enjoyed a great “rst season with 18 charters, they have learned along the way and this has strengthened their position as one of the most popular charter boats in the VICL ”eet. Many people still dont know what a charter yacht vacation is,Ž says Zazo. Its important to answer their questions, Championing the VICLs 2013 Culinary Contest is a great way for Zazo and Hampton to kick-off their second season of charter aboard Feel the Magic.


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JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 65 United States Virgin Islands and work both ourselves and with the brokers to keep us out in the forefront.Ž The island lifestyle can sometimes present challenges in the form of a different way and pace of doing things. Zazo and Hampton have used their natural friendliness, patience and ”exibility to successfully navigate through everything from government agencies to local retailers. In fact, Zazo has really dialed in to secure select food and wine purveyors in order to provide greater variety and quality for her guests. She shops at a warehouse store, conventional grocery and gourmet market, plus fresh seafood suppliers as well as several local wine distributors. Finally, Zazo and Hampton are looking forward to pacing themselves more evenly this upcoming season. Last year we got off to a slower start since it was our “rst season, and then we gained momentum and had many charters on very tight turnover the last few months to “t them all in,Ž she explains. This season, were off to a much earlier start with the holidays all booked and the spring “lling up nicely. Our goal is to book 20 weeks of charter out of our 34 week season. Making sure to have time to recharge and be 100% for guests is really important.Ž For Zazos recipe, visit: Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian. Chef Micheale Zazo and Captain Michael Hank Hampton


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JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 67 Morgan Dale had to work hard for his rum at the 21st St. Croix International Regatta (SCIR), held November 15 to 17 out of the USVIs St. Croix Yacht Club (SCYC). In fact, it came down to a tie-breaker before the St. Croix sailor at the helm of his Melges 24, Boogaloo knew he had won his weight in rum. We ended up tied with Dark Star a well sailed J-105 from Puerto Rico. Luckily the tie breaker went our way,Ž says Dale. Racing the Melges 24 is always a blast. Its a very physical and responsive pocket rocket. We enjoyed a good spread of conditions from very light to moderate over the three days.Ž New this year, organizers offered two formats designed to give sailors the option of racing one day, two days or all three days. Friday featured the single-day Commodores Race, in which 22 boats competed. The traditional SCIR, with the rum prize, was raced on Saturday and Sunday with 26 entries. The format not only accomplished its ”exibility objective, but also led to some excellent sparring between boats competing in both the Commodores Race and SCIR. For example, Jonathan Lipusceks Dark Star won the Commodores Regatta before “nishing second to Boogaloo in the SCIR. Similarly, St. Croixs Stan Joines, driving his S T. C ROIX IN T ERNA T IONA L REGA TT ABY CAROL M. BAREUTHERDALE WINS WEIGHT IN RUM United States Virgin Islands Spinnakers (from left): Bad Girl skippered by Mack Bryan; Carl Becksted on his Rhodes 19; Paul Davis on Mag 7 and Chris Haycraft on Pipe DreamPHOTO: KAREN STANTONMorgan Dale won his weight in rum! CREDIT: KAREN STANTON


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JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 69 United States Virgin Islands J/36, Paladin won the Non-Spinnaker class in the Commodores Race and then was beaten to “rst by St. Croixs Dave Tomlinsons J/24, El Shaddai II in the SCIR. Our deeper keel proved decisive for pointing and the blade the other boats carried up (wind) had no power downwind,Ž explains Joines, who is a high school music teacher and sails with his students and six-year-old son as crew. We paid a handicap to have a second, larger sail for downwind. Our Commodores Race win is proof that Paladin had a nimble and eager crew!Ž Five of the SCYCs Rhodes 19s competed in a one-design class. St. Croixs husband-and-wife team of Chris and Debbie Schreiber won both the Commodores and SCIR aboard Chrys Toro Goodrich aboard Rhode Runner started strong leading all the way around the “rst race, only for us to nip him out at the end. After that, we won the next three races in convincing fashion,Ž explains Chris Schreiber of their Commodores Race win. In the SCIR, we led in the lighter eight to 10 knot breeze the “rst day. The next day, there was heavier air and a short, steep chop that made it dif“cult. We won two races that day to win the class.Ž The Richard Newick Perpetual Multihull Award was another new addition this year. The win going to St. Croixs Joe San Martin aboard the 23ft Newick trimaran, Piglet  Piglet was the only Newick boat in the regatta. Dick (Richard) was a good friend of mine and I really wanted this trophy badly,Ž explains San Martin. The whole class was fast, but the short courses favored a boat like mine.Ž Sailors response to the SCIRs new format change proved positive. We really liked the format. Fridays regatta served as a warm up for the weekend series,Ž explains Ra“ Martinez, who crews aboard Dark Star Since we took the time to sail over from Puerto Rico, we really enjoyed having three days of racing. Although there were separate events, it feels that you are racing a three day event.Ž St. Croixs Schreiber agrees. The two day format is a good option for those who cant commit to the full three days. Both BVI boats came over on Friday; had they done a three day regatta they may not have come at all. I think its a great idea and accommodates those who cant take the extra time. Plus, it allows for more winners, which is always a good thing!Ž Charlie Fischer, regatta director and commodore of the SCYC, says, Were growing with more entries this year than last. Therefore, well continue this format next year as well as keep our dates the same or in the middle of November.Ž For full results, visit Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.


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JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 71 British Virgin Islands BVI C HAR T ER YA C H T SHOW C U L INARY C ON T ES T Captain Jan Robinson says, Lets raise our glasses to another very successful BVI Culinary Contest, sponsored by Mt. Gay Rum.Ž Held during the 22nd British Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Show hosted at the beautiful Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, the latest in these popular culinary competitions was a resounding and ”avorful success. The November event gaining much kudos for show coordinator, Janet Oliver. Requirements for the 2013 contest were for Best Use of Fresh Local Caribbean ingredients and/or the Best Use of Mt. Gay Rum. Working as a team, the judges awarded points for presentation, taste, creativity, originality, use of local ingredients and overall impression. The esteemed panel of judges included Davide Pugliese, Executive Chef at Scrub Island; Kenneth Molyneaux, Executive Chef of Penn Hotels; John Albright, Executive Chef and Winner of Best Entre, Chef Christine Hedeline on the yacht Maitai wowed the judges with braided Red Snapper accompanied with Stuffed Caribbean Vegetables Chef Nadin Grabrow placed 3rd with this entre: Stuffed Chicken Rolls. Mt. Gay rum flamed chicken, wrapped in bacon and stuffed with spinach. Parmesan baked zucchini and goat cheese salad with cranberries and potato flakes


72 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 British Virgin Islands Senior Lecturer at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College; Tara Bouis, formerly of the yacht Soterion and two-time contest winner, and All At Seas Capt. Jan Robinson, Coordinator of this, the ninth Culinary Contest, and author and owner of Ship to Shore Inc. It is never an easy job to judge a culinary contest of this caliber but after careful consideration the award for Best Overall chef using Caribbean ingredients went to Angie Laurie of the S/V Secret Oasis In addition to being “rst place winner, Angie provided an artistic description of her winning dish. Angie hails from South Africa and has always had a love of the outdoors and nature. Her knowledge of the hospitality industry, and passion for food and wine, was nurtured by her surroundings, growing up in her family-run Cape Winelands Guest House and Beauty Spa. Equally dif“cult to judge was the award for the Best Use of Mt. Gay Rum. This accolade went Chef David Richmond of the S/V Lady Katlo David grew up in the tiny “shing village of Tenby in Wales. At the age of 16, he started training to become a chef. What followed were twelve years of incredible restaurant experience in some of the best restaurants, hotels, and gastro pubs in England. Lured to the islands as executive chef of The Last Resort in Trellis Bay, BVI, Richard “nally answered the call of the sea and joined the charter boat Lady Katlo for his next adventure. For winning the rum category, David received a bottle of the special Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection. In attendance at the culinary contest prize giving were chefs and crews from many of the yachts in the boat show. While there are never any losers at any culinary contest,Ž notes Jan Robinson, some are just a little more successful. Each year the standards become more challenging.Ž Capt. Jan Robinsons Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Visit www. email Tel: 704-2776521. Dont miss the new cookbook added to Jans collection: DINING ON DECK Awards ceremony (from left): Angela Smith of Caribbean Dream (2nd place dessert), and winners Angie Laurie, Secret Oasis ; and David Richmond, Lady Katlo The award for the Best Use of Mt. Gay Rum went to David Richmond of the S/V Lady Katlo for his Banoffee Hot Chocolate Fondant, with caramelized rum bananas and Dark and Stormy ice cream


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74 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 British Virgin Islands RA T HBUN C ROWNED BVI NA T IONA L MA TC H RA C ING C HAMPION CAROL M. BAREUTHER well. But even the ones we lost were very close matches.Ž Rathbuns team didnt lose another match for the rest of the regatta. At the end of the “rst days double-round robin with 24 matches completed, Rathbun was second to the USAs Elizabeth Kratzig, who had Can“eld as crew. The second day, the breeze picked up to a perfect 12 to 15 knots. Principal Race Of“cer Bill Can“eld from St. Thomas ran ten more matches before the skippers for the semi“nals were determined. We won 2-0 against the USAs David Storrs in the semis and that put us in the “nals against the USAs Maggie Shea, who was skippering for Kratzig and beat Marco Teixidor from Puerto Rico,Ž Rathbun says. The “nals were a “rst to one point. We got a good start on Maggie Focus and constant improvement earned the BVIs Colin Rathbun and his team the win at the 12th Pete Sheals Memorial Match Race (PSMMR), sailed out of the Royal BVI Yacht Club and in the Sir Francis Drake Channel, November 9-10 2013. The victory earned Rathbun the title of BVI National Match Racing Champion. Rathbun set sail against “ve other teams from the BVI, USVI, Puerto Rico and USA, including one USA team where the USVIs Taylor Can“eld … currently the number one ranked match racer in the world … sailed as crew. We got off to a slow start,Ž explains Rathbun, who has competed in this event six times and won in 2010. We lost our “rst match, then won a match and then lost another one. So out of the “rst three races we werent doing very Pete Sheals Memorial Match Race Winners (from left): Colin Rathbun, Jason Putley, Paul Exner and Claudia Delahoy, with their trophy on the deck at the RBVIYC




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JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 83 Panama ish settlement on the American mainland in 1510: San Sebastin de Urab. Hunger, diseases and poisonous arrows soon decimated the settlers. Before Vasco Nez de Balboa became a famous explorer, he lived in the colony of Hispaniola (Haiti/Dominican Republic) as an unsuccessful pig farmer. To escape his creditors he hid as a stowaway on a ship sent to San Sebastin. Balboa was soon discovered and only his knowledge of the region saved him from being marooned. When the ship reached the settlement it had already been abandoned and Balboa suggested relocating to the western shore where he assumed hed “nd fertile soils and friendlier indios. The Spaniards were opposed by a cacique (chieftain), but they won the battle, founded a new colony and named it Santa Mara la Antigua del Darin, in honor of the Virgin of Sevilla whose protection they had invoked during the “ght. Nothing remains of the “rst two colonies; the lush jungle overgrew the ruins. Sailing north into Panama we entered the autonomous Comarca de Kuna Yala and found more traces of Balboa who kept exploring the land eager for gold and slaves. Attracted by myths of riches in the south, he organized an expedition. One hundred and ninety Spaniards and 1000 warriors of the cacique Careta (probably the village Carreto) set out into the mountains. Many were killed in attacks, or died of exhaustion and diseases, but Balboa continued and on September 25 1513, he was the “rst European to see the legendary south seas (the Paci“c). Balboa discovered and named the Golfo de San Miguel and the Las Perlas Islands, and returned later with a second expedition exploring and conquering more of the Paci“c coast. Despite (or because of) his success he made in”uential enemies, was accused of treason and beheaded in 1519. Regardless of his inglorious death and his cruelty against the indigenous population, Vasco Nez de Balboa has become Panamas national hero. Parks and streets throughout the country carry his name, as well as the currency and the most popular Panamanian beer. In the mangrove-fringed bay of Puerto Escocs (Scottish Harbour) a few miles north, ruins of another colony remain. In 1698 the Kingdom of Scotland sent out 1200 settlers in an attempt to become a world trading nation. The Scots built a fort, a watchtower and a village, and called their new home Caledonia (a nearby Kuna village still carries that name). Farming proved dif“cult, the Kuna showed little interest in trading bibles, combs and woolen clothing. Devastating epidemics and hunger led to mortality rates of ten settlers a day. After eight months they gave up and only 300 survivors reached Scotland. Another ”eet with 1000 settlers Regardless of his inglorious death and his cruelty against the indigenous population, Vasco Nez de Balboa has become Panamas national hero. Isla Pino


84 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 through the eyes of the 16th century discoverers. The Golfo de Urab nowadays has a bad reputation concerning drug traf“cking and guerillas, but yachts can anchor off Turbo. The bay of Sapzurro at the entrance of the gulf offers a very attractive and much safer anchorage and a starting point for jungle walks. In Kuna Yala, cruisers can choose between hundreds of anchorages in front of traditional villages or off remote islands. The Darin jungle still covers the whole isthmus between Panama and Colombia. No roads lead here„even the Inter-American Highway connecting Alaska with Chile is interrupted in the Darien gap. The Darin is home to the indigenous groups of the Kuna, Ember and Wounaan and comprises an exceptionally high biodiversity in its mangrove swamps, rainforests and rivers. However, despite conservation efforts in a national park, the ecosystem is threatened by farming and illegal logging along the advancing road. Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer and their ships cat Leeloo set sail towards the horizon in June 2011 on their yacht Pitufa. Visit their blog: Panama found only abandoned huts, disputes followed and after a Spanish siege the colony was abandoned. The Darien disaster is rated as a factor that led to the end of Scotlands independence and the founding of Great Britain in 1707. Wandering through the lush gardens of Puerto Escocs its hard to imagine the starving settlers. According to the Kuna, the colony did not fail because of bad planning, weak leadership and epidemics; they simply failed to appease the bad ghosts that dwell in the bay. Sailing on to Isla Pino, we crossed the tracks of a fascinating adventurer: William Dampier (1651 … 1715). Dampier was an English buccaneer and explorer, but also a naturalist who chronicled his experiences in extensive journals. In the late 17th century the Spanish Empire had conquered large parts of America and exploited the resources, attracting English and French pirates and buccaneers„among them William Dampier. When buccaneers landed in Isla Pino, the Kuna, who had suffered under the Spaniards, offered to lead them over the isthmus where they raided the rich cities on the Paci“c side. Cruising along the Colombian and Panamanian coast and venturing into the rainforest you can still see the world Village life on Isla Pino




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90 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 CaribbeanSeaC uraao Bonaire Aruba g Grand C ayman Little C ayman C aymanBrac C ayman Islands Montserrat U. S Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Anguilla S t.Maarten/ S t.Martin S t.Barthelemy Guadeloupe k itos elago de d elToro Tobago Trinidad S t. Vincent & Bequia The Grenadines S t. Lucia S t. Kitts & Nevis Martinique Grenada Dominic a Barbados Barbuda AntiguaC olombiaPuerto Rico anama Jamaica Haiti Dominican RepublicVenezuelaC arriacou Marie-Galante S t. Eustatius IS L AND REA L ES T A T E WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2 1 3 5 4 2 Port Antonio, Jamaica. Two gorgeous villas sit on over 8 lush acres both with fantastic Caribbean Sea views. The “rst features a two-story 4BR 5BA with a spacious kitchen and two-car garage on the “rst level, and large master bedroom and several patios on the second. The second villa is a 3BR, 4BA bungalow-style. Property features a pool, great entertainment areas and access to the private San San beach. Ideal for bed and breakfast, family home or country villa. Price: USD $1,470,000 NINO SCIUTO, Gordann Limited Real Estate Brokers www.real-estate-jamaica-com Of“ce: (876) 364-6213 | Cell: (876) 390-0118 1 Casuarina Cove, Grand Cayman. Built to withstand the strongest of storms or earthquakes is this new 3BR 3.5BA 3,944 sq. ft. home on the cove in Rum Point at the end of Sand Point Rd. Sold furnished with excellent “nishes and a superb gourmet kitchen. Sited on 0.36 acre with 100 ft. of beach, a dock, elevator, garage and storm windows and doors. Price US$3,500,000. J.C. CALHOUN, Coldwell Banker Cayman Islands Realty | Of“ce: (345) 945-4411 | Cell: (345) 516-0727 Island Real Estate Guide To dis pl ay your R ea l E state in All At Sea contact ad v ertising @ a ll Island Real Estate Guide


JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 91 Caret Bay, St. Thomas. Enjoy sitting around a near Olympic-sized pool enjoying views of the Atlantic Sea. Cathedral ceilings, a fully-out“tted kitchen and work room are features of this 3BR 2BA solid masonry home on the islands breezy north side. Theres also a beautiful pool house for easy outdoor living and entertaining. Professionally landscaped yard with mature fruit trees. Automated generator included. Price: US $599,000 APRIL NEWLAND, April Newland Real Estate | or Of“ce: (340) 774-8888 | Cell: (340) 643-4347 3 5 Pelican Key, St. Maarten. Sunset views to the west while watching the mega-yachts transiting Simpson Bay lagoon are possible from these two attached townhomes in a popular neighborhood. Each features 3BR 3.5BA on the upper two ”oors and 1BR 1BA with a full kitchen on the garden level. Two private pools are surrounded by lush gardens. Live in one and rent the other one out! Price USD $750,000 each RODGER BOUTELLE, Paradise Found Real Estate Cell: (721) 587-5555 4 Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Overlook breathtaking Spring Bay and Baliceaux and Battowia islands from this 3BA 3BR villa located on nearly 1 acre of land. The open living plan features majestic cathedral ceilings; kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances, and a master suite with an oversize bathroom complete with local stone showers, a soaking tub, dual vanities and walk in closet. Self-contained one-bedroom apartment below. Workout room, two garages, pool and sundeck. Ten minutes from Port Elizabeths shops, cafes and restaurants. Price: USD $1,295,000 JOHN BARNARD, Barnards Ltd | Of“ce: (784) 457-4806 or (784) 458-4613 COMPLIMENTARY2014 Marine Services Listings Onlinewww.“rstmateonline.comSearch: by Location by Company by Category MR. VAZQUEZ: 787.753.1983 / 787.630.5300FOR SALE: 2,000 Sq. MTS Waterfront Lot with Dock CULEBRA, PR


Check out for more details on these listings and others! 2000 Bruce Roberts 43 pilot house cutter Steel Industrial grade bulletproof machine. $59K OFFERS! 1991 EDEL 35 ft. Sports catamaran. Clean and ready to go $65K 1984 Miura 31 ft. Sloop. Deal to be done! $29K OFFERS. NAUTA 70 Glorious machine in impeccable condition 1990 72 ft Aluminum ketch. World girdler. Circumnavigation ready. $700K offers. 2010 Voyage 50 OWNERS VERSION Immaculate and Fully loaded $895K Offers. 1997 Dufour 41 Classic. Fully rigged for Blue water Cruising Offers. 56 ft Stealth Power Cat. One owner, never chartered. Glorious luxury & stunning speed. $825K JNF Joubert/Nivelt Design. Strong capable steel blue water cruiser. Professional Construction. Ready to go. Lying St Martin Bullet proof Steel blue water circumnavigator. Ready to go. $149K 1987 Finngulf 39 Fully loaded $74K Offers! 1990 Amel Super Maraumu Ready to go: $249K 1996 Jeanneau Intl 50. Owners version with all the toysƒin magnificent Concours Condition. Offers! 1979 Gulfstar 37 Sloop Excellent all round condition $49K OFFERS!! Tayana 42. Fully blue water capable and currently liveaboard. $95K Offers! 1992 Sovereign 54. Possibly the most elegant and beautiful boat around $395K Johnson 65 Fly bridge. Magnificent turnkey vessel Priced to sell!! 1993 Lagoon 47 Circumnavigation ready! 2004 Lagoon 410 S2 Ready to Live Aboard $215K Moody 38 C.C awesome blue water cruiser. Ready to go. $99K Offers. 48 Ft Alliaura Privi Transcat POWERCAT. Twin Yanmars Bullet proof, Liveaboard. Offers! 1984 CSY 44 Cutter. Deep Draft Version. Everything new $79K Offers! 1995 Beneteau 503 excellent all round condition OFFERS! 2006 Privilege 495 Owners version $575K 1997 Bavaria 46e Owners version. W/maker, genset, bow thruster. Beautiful. Offers! END OF DAYS FLOATING CITY. El Zorro is back! POA Leopard 48, new Hard top, new hull extension, new upgraded davits, new awlgrip. Immaculate $260K 2000 Bavaria 38. Clean and ready to go liveaboard. $75K Offers!! Macgregor 65. Awesome machineƒ best condition ever Offers! 2007 maxim Owners version. One owner See website for details. 1997 Beneteau 381 New rigging and rebuilt engine $69K 1994 Fountaine Pajot Venezia. Loaded and beautiful. Call for survey $239K Hans Christian Telstar 38 Circumnavigation ready $149K Offers 1992 Whistock 62 Aluminium Sloop. Awesome superyacht to be. Needs finishing off $295K 1998 FP Bahia four cabin. New engines and plenty other new stuff! E 190K Tel: + 1 721 553 4475 St Martin F.W.I. Anguilla

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98 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Brokerage MARINE Old Parham Road / Jolly Harbor Tel: 268-462-5760 / 562-7125 Email: Sales & Service New & Used Storage, Warranty & General Service Fiberglass Repair & Bottom PaintingMarine Store SS Hardware, Engine Parts, Safety Gear, Paint, Accessories, Trailer Parts, Props, Engine Sales & InboardBrokerage Pre-approved Used Trade Ins & Pre-owned Boat SalesTrailers Continental/Rocket TrailersRentals & Charters Day Charters Cruise & Fish up to 60 ft Cruisers Boat Rentals Self Drive up to 20 ft Center Consoles HULL SPECIFICATION: Commercial Grade GRP with Sumbrella Covers June 2011. CE Approved for up to 14. ENGINE SPECIFICATION: Mercury 4-Stroke 225 HP Outboard Engine with less than 800 hours. Cruising at 25 MPH. ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT: #$% #&'()*)+) ++),)*#/ 36"79$: associated safety equipment for ; $! < US $30,000 +268 460 1020 / 725 4466 or FAX +44 8707 120703 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS SHE DELTA 94 FOR SALE: $32,000 USD ONO Contact: Excellent condition, proven winner, many upgrades, new winches, deck gear, instruments, race sails & cruising sails, instruments, race prepared bottom, recent mast & rigging, well serviced engine, just needs launching. $50,000.00 vat paid Antigua Contact: oaktree.lay“eld@gmail.comJ39 FOR SALE

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JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 99 BRIG AB INFLATABLES WORLDWIDE SHIPPING 2000 South Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | | 954-888-8877 50 Carver Cockpit Motor Yacht, 1996 Twin cats, genset, galley up 3`2 layout Spacious aft cabin, recent haul out j130,000 51 Hylas, 1995 quality performance cruiser, 2`3 layout \ecent rigging and electronics, offers j275,000 42 Hunter Passage, 1995 Furling mainsail, step down transom 2`2 layout with roomy aft cabin j99,000 37 Jeanneau 37.1, 1995 Original owner, never chartered Ideal midsize cruiser for the islands j76,000 63 Herbulot Schooner, 1979 Flush deck center cockpit, 4`3 layout, Twin Perkins, maxor refit 2012, j295,000 34 Mainship Pilot, 2002 Full cabin with galley { head Single |anmar, bow thruster j89,000 34 CHB Trawler, 1974 Single Lehman, perfect live aboard [any upgrades, very good condition j59,000 32 Glasstream 328 SCX, 2010 Twin 300hp. [ercury }erado engines ~eep } center console with cuddy cabin j99,000 SAIL 72 1990 T~ Custom Aluminum Cutter … Ideal charter yacht, offers .................j699,000 55 1984 ^altic … New engine 2012, new Awlgrip side decks 2012 ..................j320,000 50 1984 [organ [50 … Semi custom cruiser, charter biz included ................j195,000 49 2003 ^avaria … One owner, never chartered, huge owners cabin ..............j180,000 43 1979 €inckley … Classic €ood design, new engine 2013, offers ................j145,000 41 1981 [organ 416 ]etch … [any recent upgrades, 2006 engine ................j69,000 40 2000 ^eneateu Center Cockpit … Well euipped live aboard ...................j105,000 38 1983 €ans Christian []II … New engine and maxor refit 201011 ..............j139,000 37 1985 Tayana … Classic cutter, fully euipped and ready to cruise ...............j84,900 36 1973 [organ Out Island … CC ]etch, many upgrades, fully euipped ........j38,000 36 1971 Gulfstar [otor Sailor … Perfect live aboard, a`c, Perkins ....................j33,000 36 1976 Ericson Cutter … Well design cruiser priced for immediate sell ...........j20,000 35 1995 Island Packet Catamaran … Perfect live aboard cat, 15 beam ...........j49,999 34 1984 O~ay … }ery clean well euipped weekender, recent upgrades ........j29,000 30 1977 [oody … }intage English built pocket cruiser, }olvo diesel ................j22,000 POWER 65 1989 }iking [otor |acht … \oomy layout w`full width master ...................j349,000 61 1981 €atteras [otor |acht 4`3 layout ideal for charter ..........................j225,000 55 2006 Neptunus Cabrio … Lu‚ury e‚press cruiser ........................................j650,000 42 1988 €istar Trawler … twin }olvos, genset, flybridge, aft deck....................j119,000 38 2000 Custom Powercat … Aluminum, twin |anmars, rigged to fish .............j135,000 38 1967 Camcraft … Aluminum crew boat, 13 \ib w`40 hp O^ included ..........j45,000 34 2000 Sea \ay 340 Sundancer … Twin [ercuriser, 2011 genset, offers........j65,000 32 1990 US [arine … Commercial dive boat, 11 pa‚ ƒ 2 crew, }olvo .............j48,000 29 2007 Twin }ee … CC power cat, New 2013 twin Suzuki 250s ....... j89,000 25 1997 ^lue Water … Center console power cat, twin Suzuki 150s ................j46,500 MARITIME YACHT SALESLocated in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI Visit us online at C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-774-3175 F: 340-774-3509 yachts@viaccess.netMember of The Yacht Brokers Association of America Brokerage

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100 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Safe dependable center cockpit ocean cruiser Great motor & sails, RIB, SSB, Aerogen6, solar panels, many extras and spares Solid boat. Wonderful live-aboard Lying Fajardo PR Medical problem stops me sailing. $48,000 CSY44 79for sale Brokerage FOR SALE: 49 Grand Banks Motor Yacht, 1987Asking $275,000Contact Ken Huskey: 828 479 4939 or Boat very well maintained, repainted, 2 inboard diesel Iveco engines, 1800 hrs, 2 Hamilton jets: very safe for divers and swimmers around, 22 seats inside. Located in St Barts, F.W.I. TARIFF 250 000 EUROS SEMI SUBMERSIBLE BOAT FOR SALE Contact Capt Franck Noury: + 59 0690 56 46 56 40 ISLANDER, Doug Peterson Design Aft cockpit, tri-cabin performance cruiser. Scheel keel, 5' 1" draft. Full electronics, dinghy/davits, nearly new sails. Custom teak interior with cedar-lined lockers. 44 hp Yanmar, Sea Frost refrigeration, bimini, dodger, side curtains, water heater. 110G water, 35G fuel. Full spec sheet available. Docked at Oriental, NC ICW M/M 182. NEW PRICE! PLANNING A CIRCUMNAVIGATION? Scorpio is now for saleA 43ft ketch designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Nautors Swan. This yacht was built at the time when accountants desire to cut production costs had not yet reached the ”oors of the yacht building industry. She has had a recent major re“t, newest electronics, fully equipped and is ready to go tomorrow. All you need to bring is your tooth brush and passport. Surveys are available. All details and speci“cations on web site. Contact us on WWW.SCORPIOSAIL.COM for inspiration ALL POINTSMARINE Factory Certi ed Technicians:Compass Point Marina 6300 Estate Frydenhoj #22 St. Thomas 00802 Tel: (340) Big or small, we do it all! FREE DELIVERY ON DISCOUNT BULK ORDERS OF OIL, FILTERS AND PARTS A A L L L L L L P P O O O O I N N N T T T S S S M M M M A A R R I I N N E E E a a an d d d CF F F R R Ya a c ch t t S S Sa l le e e s s Call Tracy Chance!

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102 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Continued on page 111Brokerage For Sale: ALBIN 43 TRAWLER 3 cabin, 2 head, repowered with 2 Ford Lehmans 275hp, fiberglass fuel tank, gen, ac, equipped, well kept. In San Juan. Asking $69,000. CONTACT MANNY: (787) 604-5200 or 2002 Catana 431 OWNERS VERSION BEAUTIFUL YACHT Many recent upgrades including new sails, trampoline, sail covers, interior and exterior upholstery, and more.For more information check out our website: or email bill.fourwinds@yahoo.comASKING USD $415,000 Looking for the ultimate ocean steel liveaboard cruiser?Look no further!! $133,000Can make money with!! CUSTOM HERMANSON 44 Maana Our 55 sailing catamaran is for sale Meticulously built by Dutch craftsman & launched in Oct. 2012 4 on suite cabins Large galley up on bridge deck 275 sq ft saloon area and 85 sq ft covered aft deck Forward work cockpit and inside helm All Harken deck gear 3 ft clearance under the bridge deck 2 x 54 hp yanmar with straight shaft This unique vessel is a work of art, through labor of loveAsking only US$980,000 E-mail for more info: Powerboats SailboatsREDUCED! EXCELLENT HATTERAS 36 €atteras 36 Convertible 1986 in P\. ^attlewagon, robust con struction. Longlife 390 €P ~etroit 671s only 1600 hrs. First class main tenance, new bottom 2011, Onan 8]W genset refurbished 2007, inte rior redone, Two staterooms, sleeps 6, galleyup w`full size fridge, e‚tra freezer, stall shower in head. Two AC units, Garmin GPS, 2 Icom }€F, cockpit awning. \educed j79,500. ~ay 7872741147, eve 787525 0033, email FOR SALE VENTURE 44 POWER CAT AMARAN 2001. Twin |anmar 315 hp 2005Ž 350hrs 3 cabins, dinghy, Full electron ics. Perfect for a charter business j180,000. Call Ale‚ 7876424307 LUBBE-VOSS 42. ~esigned by Sparkman and Stevens. \ecent rig and sails Lots of cruising gear. Great ocean sailing boat Lying St [aarten. US~ 50 000 neg Contact„ swart†aZ Built 1983 on Nevis by Ralph Harris for Neil Lewis. GM diesel Lots of sails Good inventory Ready to go cruising or ideal day charter (lapsed USCG certi“ cate) Bottom planking renewed 2011/2013 Stable strong boat Reduced Price for URGENT SALE U$ 69,000.00 as is where is Ph Ray 268-464-0845 raylinnington@hotmail.comLYING AFLOAT ANTIGUAschooner 48 WEST INDIES Lubbe-Voss 42. Designed by Sparkman & Stevens.Recent rig and sails. Lots of cruising gear. Great ocean sailing boat. Lying in St Maarten. USD 50 000 neg Contact: For Sale: Very well maintained. New Yanmar 50 HP engine 2011. Many upgrades. Three cabin layout. Included is a 12ft Caribe RIB with 25HP O/B 2010. Available late May 2014 in the Virgin Islands. USD$135,000 FOR SALE: 1993 Oceanis 440Pierreboudreau9@hotmail.comCONTACT: Standing rigging, uppers & lowers & forestay installed 2010, running halyards & spinnaker lines, 1 North Dacron mainsail, 1 North Dacron 150 Genoa, 1 Dacron 105 jib. Brand new 135 Quantum Dacron Genoa; 3 symmetrical spinnakers, Keel & rudder faired & West System epoxy 2012, No blisters, Painted deck with non-skid 2012, Yanmar 2gm 10 gal. Diesel; water 15 gal. CONTACT: F. Inserni Tel: 787-763-3851, cell: 787-385-3851, fax: 787-763-5223, e-mail: “ 1981 J-30 (TINGLARŽ) This Baha Cruiser 286 sports “ sherman is set up for diving or “ shing & is powered by a single 2007 Cummins QSB 5.9-380 h.p. engine w/390 total hours. It has a spacious cockpit & deck area w/ rear facing seat/cooler & holders for 12 scuba tanks. The large dive platform is 24Ž x 96Ž. Price: $49,000 FOR SALE: Baha Cruiser 286 w/Cummins QSB 5.9-380 h.p. engineFOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS & INFORMATION CONTACT: “ Well known caribbean club racer. 10m Contention (Doug Peterson design) Recently refurbished from mast head to keel. 2011 SXM Yacht Club "Boat of the Year" $35k TAMAYAPhone 526 0159 or Email Hatteras 36 Convertible 1986 in PR. Battlewagon, robust construction. Longlife 390 HP Detroit 671s only 1600 hrs. First class maintenance, new bottom 2011, Onan 8KW genset refurbished 2007, interior redone, Two staterooms, sleeps 6, galley-up w/full size fridge, extra freezer, stall shower in head. Two AC units, Garmin GPS, 2 Icom VHF, cockpit awning. Reduced $79,500. Day 787-274-1147, eve 787-525-0033 e-mail EXCELLENT HATTERAS 36 REDUCED! 2007 33 foot Contender FisharoundNew 2012 2 X300HP Yamahas. Boat is in perfect condition and kept on a lift. All electronics for “ shing or cruising. Priced to sell below U.S. price. Hard top and outriggers. $132,000 Ph 721-587-7469 or FOR SALE IN ST. MAARTEN

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110 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Marketplace CRUZ BAY (340) 776-6922 CORAL BAY (340) 779-4994A SHORT WALK FROM BOTH DINGHY DOCKS VHF Monitoring All Day High Speed Internet Boat Charter Bookings Phone, Fax Messaging USVI 123 Hulls Yacht Sales .............................98 A&F Sails .....................................................76 Adventure High School ......................108 AER Marine Supply .................................66 Aero Tec Laboratories ........................108 ALEXSEAL ...................................................55 All Points Marine ...................................100 AlpenGlow Lights .................................106 American Yacht Harbor ....................C2, 1 Antilles Power Depot, Inc. ....................75 Aquadoc Marine Services Ltd ..........110 Aqua Mania Adventures .......................73 Atlantic Sail Traders .............................111 ATN Inc. ....................................................104 Axxess Marine .................................55, 107 Bens Yacht Services ...............................81 Beta Marine US Ltd ..............................106 Bobbys Marina .........................................75 Bobbys Megayard...................................73 Bonefish & Tarpon Trust ........................18 BOW Worldwide Yacht Supply ............33 Budget Marine ....................15, 35, 37, C4 B.V.I. 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JANUARY 2014 ALLATSEA.NET 111 Classi“eds Business Opportunity Real Estate Boat Gear/Parts Business Opportunity Real Estate Services Employment Opportunity for sale in ^ritish }irgin Islands. TWO FULL| EqUIPPE~ 48ft Privilege Catamarans, Turnkey opportunity. Check out Contact Steve call 1 284 499 1249. YACHT BROKERAGE FOR SALE IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS … Well established successful brokerage in great location, turn key business, tran sition training period. Call 340513 3147 or email „ JOLLY HARBOUR MARINA & BOATYARD ANTIGUA CO[ [E\CIAL SPACE FO\ \ENT 646 to 3,876 s. ft. ~ue to the relo cation of ^udget [arine to larger premises I~EAL OPPO\TUNITIES FO\ [A\INE T\A~ES AN~ \ETAIL. Space available in the busy boat yard and 140 berth marina located 646 3,876 sq. ft. Due to the relocation of Budget Marine to larger premises. IDEAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MARINE TRADES AND RETAIL. Space available in the busy boatyard and 140 berth marina located within the largest residential (over 600 homes) marine development in the Leeward Islands. A ntigu a Jolly Harbour Marina & BoatyardCOMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT For further details contact:Jo Lucas (268) 464-6959 or Festus Issac (268) 464-6971 USED DIVING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 18 [ares ^C~S, 60ƒ Akona Wetsuits Service Centre Euipment ‡\egulators, Tank Spares, Ultrasonic Cleaner, Tank Inspection, Cleaning Systemˆ For Prices Contact ƒ268 460 1020 ` 725 4466 FA‰ ƒ44 8707 120703 DIVING COMPRESSOR FOR SALE Professional ColtriSub [C€16E€T, ‡9.8CF[ˆ Special Caribbean Spec, 3Phase, Triple Filtration, \epackable Filters, SemiSilent, Only 800 €ours, j5000 Spares, New Uj20] Package … E‚cellent Condition Uj10,000 ƒ268 460 1020 ` 725 4466 FA‰ ƒ44 8707 120703 HUSKY MARINE IS SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED MARINER, [echanic and General All\ounder to Fill FULLTI[E Position. e[ail ]E}INZ€US]|SALA}GE.CO[ O\ Call 284 346 3333 INTER CARIBBEAN OR TRANS OCEAN YACHT DELIVERY AND ASSISTED PASSAGES, by [iramar Sailing of Antigua. €ighly ualified \|A`[CA skippers and crew. Email infoZmiramarsailing. com or call ƒ1 268 721 3456 with your reuirements. 1977 AMEL KETCH SAILBOAT, 75 €P }olvo engine,self steering,auto pilot, electric windlass, hard bottom dingy,[ercury 4€P outboard, 3 burner stove w `oven,newer tinted windows, new 100 chain, generator,hot water. 50] obo. Please contact wardar†brZ for more info and photos. SailboatsContinued from page 102 TradeWinds is looking for:In the form of a Captain and a €ostess`Chef … Team, for liveaboard Catamaran charters. Šoin the lifestyle of a fun { outgoing company in the Caribbean Islands."Captain with \|A |acht [aster Off Shore ‹or euivalentŒ Chef`€ostess with an interest in cooking with a basic understanding of culinary skills :B"!+-‘$R$>'-$ Chef`€ostessŒ We offer full training onsite in the Caribbean. This is a FUN xob with great earning potential. If you are self motivated and have a positive outlook on life, this could be !:J/Y;%$""%''#%%'() *+"S‰[ telephone +1721-553 0215 or +1721-588 3396 Alternatively send an email with your C} ƒ photo to„ CREWFULL TIME + RELIEF THANK THEM FOR THEIR SUPPORT!LOVE ALL AT SEA ? Tell an advertiser, I saw it in within the largest residential ‹over 600 homesŒ marine development in the Leeward Islands. For further details contact„ Šo Lucas ‹268Œ 4646959 or Festus Issac ‹268Œ 4646971 Volume 4 2011A Must-Have Guide to North America, Central America & Caribbean Ports for Yachts 100 Feet & Above Volume 5 2012Volume 4 2011 A Must-Have Guide to North America, Central America & Caribbean Ports for Yachts 100 Feet & Above Eastern Canada New England MidAtlantic Southeast US Bahamas Caribbean Central America Mexico Southwest US Paci“ c Northwest Southeast Alaska Volume 6 2013 YACHTESSENTIALS A MUST HAVE port to port guide to North America Central America The Caribbean WWW.YACHTESSENTIALS.COMRETIREMENT SALE WELL ESTABLISHED, very successful, highly profitable ~A| C€A\TE\ business

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112 ALLATSEA.NET JANUARY 2014 Caribbean Dining & Provisioning T HE DISH BY CAPN JAN ROBINSON It is that time of the year when your resolutions are thrown in the air and then you wait to see what comes down and sticks! Most of us include diet, eating better, and exercise at the top of the list. Important in our life is to eat better, but not lack in decandance, taste, and style. How about going plant-based? Which means, cutting back on animal products and processed foods. As plant-based meals are de“nitely top of my list. I contacted Chad Sarno, VP of plant-based education at Rouxbe Cooking School. Below are recipes that will embrace your transition. Happy, healthy, New Year!ROASTED BEETS, SPINACH, SUNFLOWER KERNELS, AND CITRUS-HONEY VINAIGRETTEPreparation time: 15 minutes. Serves: 4 4 beets, roasted and sliced or cut in inch cubes 4 cups baby spinach 1/3 cup dry roasted sun”ower kernels DRESSING: Juice of 1 lemon Juice of 1 orange Juice of 1 lime 1 Tbsp honey 1 tsp Dijon Mustard For the dressing, combine all ingredients. (You should have just over 1/2 cup combined juice from the orange, lemon, and lime.) Whisk to combine. Add additional olive oil, if desired. Toss the spinach with a little dressing and divide between plates. Create a pile of roasted beets in centre. Drizzle a little extra dressing on top. Sprinkle with chopped sun”ower seeds and citrus zest.NOTE: To roast beets. Preheat oven to 350F. Cut off the top and bottom of the beets. Place on foil. Pour a little olive oil over and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Wrap the beets in foil. Make sure they are thoroughly wrapped. Place the foil packet of beets in a baking dish on the middle oven rack. Cook for 1-2 hours, depending on the size of the beets, until the tip of a knife inserts easily. Cool. Using a knife, remove the skin. Slice or cut as desired.GRENADIAN CHOCOLATE SIN CAKEPreparation time: 25 minutes. Cooking time: 45 minutes Refrigerate: 24 hours. Serves: Many 1 cup butter 1/2 cup Caribbean Mountain Coffee, brewed strong 1/2 cup brown sugar 4 eggs, beaten In a saucepan melt butter. Add coffee and sugar; bring to a boil. Pour over chopped chocolate and whisk smooth. Whisk in eggs. Pour into a greased and parchment lined spring-form pan. Wrap pan in foil and place in a water bath. Bake at 325F until just set. Remove from water bath and cool. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Remove from spring-form and place on a wire rack. Glaze cake with chocolate ganach (1 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup chopped Grenadian 60% chocolate, melted together and whisked smooth). Refrigerate until ganach sets. Serve with Passion Fruit Gastrique and garnish with cocoa nibs. PASSION FRUIT GASTRIQUE:1/2 cup sugar 1 Tbsp water 1/4 cup passion fruit pure Boil water and sugar until amber colored. Add pure and vinegar. Be careful, as caramel will splatter. Whisk smooth. Allow to cool, before serving. For courses on plant-bassed cooking, visit: www.rouxbe. com/plant-based Capt. Jan Robinsons Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Visit email Tel: 704-277-6521. Dont miss the new cookbook added to Jans collection: DINING ON DECK WISHING YOU A HEALTHY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT SEA 1 shallot, “nely diced cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste GARNISH: Zest from the fruits 2 oz of 82% Grenadian Chocolate, chopped 6 oz of 60% Grenadian Chocolate, chopped Grenadian Chocolate Sin Cake, Recipe from Angela Smith, Caribbean Dream1-2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar GARNISH: Mint leaves

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