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WOMEN

Celebrating Coastal Life

of the Bay See story on Page 20

2014 “Get Tight Sucka” Texas Swordfish Seminar. Page 12

Choosing the Right Marina

Live Shrimp vs. Croaker

ESPN Sailing’s Gary Jobson

All-New Toyota Tundra


[Letter from the Publisher]

Celebrating One Year of Coastal Coverage

Admiral (Publisher) Charles Milby Vice Admiral (President) Rick Clapp Rear Admiral (Editor) Mary Alys Cherry Captain (Director of Art) Brandon Rowan Commodore (Graphic Designer) Kelly Groce Sales Commodore (Director of Sales) Patty Kane Sales Crew (Advertising Executives) Shannon Alexander Judy Gaines Terry Grover Debbie Salisbury Editorial Don Armstrong Patty Kane Capt. Joe Kent Betha Merit Charles Milby Brandon Rowan

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pril showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims. What did the fish say when he ran into a concrete wall? Dam! What sounds worse than a banjo? Two Banjos My wife says I don’t get out much; she signed me up for a bridge club. I jump off next Tuesday. What does any of this have to do with boating and fishing? Not much, but I do think we all need to lighten up and smell the roses just a little bit. My hero is Ben Franklin. He was an inventor, a statesman, a publisher and a prankster. He is the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Alliance, Amity, Commerce with France, the United States Constitution and the Treaty of Peace between England and France. He crossed the Atlantic eight times, so I guess that makes him a sailor. He was lucky; he didn’t suffer from seasickness. The Gulf Coast Mariner will celebrate our one year anniversary this May. We want to thank all of our readers and our advertisers for making this year a huge success. We made some mistakes along the way but we learned a lot also. This is a great community and we are very fortunate to be a part of it. We look forward to the coming year with great anticipation. Here’s to us. Who’s like us? Damn few.

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May/June 2014

In search of speckled trout? See the pros and cons of each bait, when to fish them and how to rig them up properly. By Capt. Joe Kent

18 | Back in the Saddle: 2014 Toyota Tundra

This V-8, San Antonio assembled, boat-towing beast sports an all-new body and interior for 2014. By Don Armstrong

19 | Sportfishing Second to None

Find yourself reeling in world-class marlin and tuna aboard Bad Intentions, a 64’ Viking Sportfisher.

One pot meals are a boon for sailors. Also: flatfish recipes like ceviche and butter baked flounder, as well as poolside cocktails. By Betha Merit

30 | 2014 Haviland Cup

Tom Hutcheson receives Texas Corinthian Yacht Club’s prestigious cup during the 22nd annual wild game dinner.

32 | Carson Crain

Local sailor and windsurfer Carson Crain is on a journey to make the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team.

34 | ESPN’s Gary Jobson

A personal interview with the former America’s Cup winner, who is also EPSN’s sailing analyst, a father, husband, cancer survivor and word class sailor. By Charles Milby

ON THE COVER

22 | What’s in Your Bag?

The Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine Women of the Bay. From left, Ruthie Lambert, Bella Walker, Mary Hoepfner, Jackie Powell, Joyce Maxwell and Liz Little aboard Gary Anderson’s Cuban Gold.

These nautical jewelry and accessories are a musthave for any woman living on the water. By Patty Kane

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28 | Choosing the Right Marina

What to consider when deciding on a home slip for your boat. Also, a guide to several marinas from Freeport all the way up to Clear Lake.

20 | Women of the Bay

As mothers, wives and entrepreneurs, these women all have what it takes to make it in today’s complex, hurry up world. Introducing Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine’s Women of the Bay.

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Fishermen came from far and wide to learn the day and nighttime swordfishing techniques employed by Capt. Brett ‘Ahab’ Holden and the crew of the Booby Trap and an amazing $400,000 was raised for our U.S. Veterans in the process. By Brandon Rowan

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Contents YOUR fishing/sailing pictures sent in Leukemia Cup Regatta Nautical Numbers Cedar Bayou Project Remembering John Howard Williams, Jr. Flounder Recipes Cocktail Recipes Waterfront Realty Tide charts SW International Boat Show www.GulfCoastMariner.com

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S N A P S H O T S

Jason Williamson with his personal best 8.69 pound, 30� trout caught in Galveston Bay.

Gina Dominique of Kemah, TX and Capt. Kyle Williams with a 70 pound sailfish.

Ernie Kamp and daughter Makinzi Kamp trapped out on Ernie’s Supercat 19 at the Texas City Dike.

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NAUTICAL NUMBERS The Observer, the spectator boat, from last year’s cup.

Leukemia Cup Regatta June 20-22 at the Houston Yacht Club

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HE HOUSTON YACHT CLUB is pleased to present the annual Leukemia Cup Regatta June 20-22 at the Houston Yacht Club, which is located at 3620 Miramar Drive in Shoreacres, Texas. The regatta, which is a sailing race as well as fundraiser to benefit the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is open to all sailors. The skipper’s briefing takes place Friday, June 20 with racing action on June 21-22. The public is invited to view the regatta on the water onboard the Observer, a 100 foot long, three-story tall spectator boat. Spectator boat tickets cost $30 per person and include lunch and soft drinks. Participants will board the boat on both June 21 and June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at HYC. Reservations for the Observer are a must, please contact Cheryl Thomas at cheryl@cherylthomas.org for reservations or call the HYC Office at 281.471.1255. All ticket money is donated directly to the Leukemia Cup Regatta. The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of 47 national sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to fight leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-

related cancers. The national chairman is Past US Sailing President and America’s Cup winner Gary Jobson who is a lymphoma survivor. Since 1993, these events have raised over $38 million for the benefit of those battling blood cancers. This exciting event combines racing and fundraising. It will be sailed in one-design and cruising boats. Trophies for sailing and fundraising will be presented in each class. The overall Leukemia Cup trophy will go to the sailor or virtual sailor who brings in the most donations. All donations will go to the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for research and patient services. Online registration and the Notice of Race will be available on the HYC website by mid-May. Please visit them online at www.houstonyachtclub.com Each sailor or virtual sailor who raises $10,000 or more will win a Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson in Savanna, Georgia Nov. 21-23. For fundraising information, please email Roxana Gomez at Roxana. Gomez@lls.org. For regatta information, please visit the Houston Yacht Club at www.houstonyachtclub.com.

Galveston Bay Racing Schedule 5/17 LYC The Shoe Regatta 5/24 LYC Emerald Coast Regatta 6/20-22 HYC Leukemia Cup Regatta 6/23 LYC Catalina 22 North Americans 7/14-20 HYC/LYC/TCYC Texas Youth Race Week 8/2 LYC Bay Cup II 9/20-21 HYC Houston Open One Design Regatta 10/9 LYC Harvest Moon Regatta 11/1 HYC J-Fest Southwest Regatta

360 degrees While squid are color blind, they do have excellent eyesight. Squid have the ability to see in a range of 360 degrees.

4,000 teeth The biggest fish in the world is the giant whale shark, which can grow to nearly 60 feet, or the length of two school buses and they have over 4,000 teeth.

50 percent Oil spills have a huge impact on wildlife, especially birds. Bird conservationists say birds who get oil on their bodies only have a 50 percent chance survival rate.

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The sailfish is the fastest fish in the world – able to swim at a speed of 68 mph, followed by the marlin at 50 mph. www.GulfCoastMariner.com

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Mike Ryan (not pictured) bought Grandma’s cookies for an impressive $36,000 at auction.

4th Annual Texas Swordfish Seminar Raises a Staggering $400,000 in Support of United States Veterans By Brandon Rowan

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WORD SEEKERS and sponsors came together Saturday, April 26 at Surfside Marina and did something incredible for our United States veterans. The 4th annual “Get Tight Sucka” Texas Swordfish Seminar by the Booby Trap Fishing team raised close to $400,000 for Everyday Heroes, an organization that helps veterans get wheelchairs, scooters and whatever else they may need without any of the red tape.

Over 200 sponsors offered up a huge array of items for both live auction and raffle, including dream sportfishing and hunting vacation packages, first-class offshore fishing gear and lures, coastal artwork, firearms, furniture and even baked goods. The proceeds from these items, and entry ticket sales, boosted the funds raised well above $350,000. Some of the top sponsors for the seminar included Brett Holden with Holden Roofing, Mike Ryan of Ryan Services, Surfside Marina, Michael Pappas with Pappa’s Bar-B-Q,


(Top left) From left, Capt. Travis Joyce, Capt. Nick Stanczyk, Capt. Brett Holden and volunteer Jason Gale during the seminar portion. (Top right) Capt. Jeff Wilson with some of the lovely raffle sales staff.

Jeremy Turner with Texas Blue Water Mafia, Chris Hoover of Ron Hoover Marine and RV, Tim Pickett with Lindgren Pitman, Scott Broussard of Diamondback Firearms, Barry Shaneyfelt of Suncoast Marine, Mike Parsons with Coca-Cola, Michael Christiansen with Moody National Bank, Brian Barclay with Performance Contractors Inc., Rocky at Roy’s Tackle and RSG Roofing Supply Company. A huge number of people came together to make this event possible. Some of the volunteers we spoke with were Brett and Monica Holden, Josh Graves, Rory Starling, Travis Joyce, Mike Parsons, Jason Gale, Joey Lenderman, Andrew West, Clay Schoolfield, Danny Lenderman, Neely Johnson, Matt Reed, Jeffery Wilson, Vance Smith and family, Ryan Services and associates, Terry Sibbet, Dan Mathews, Chelsey Holden and friends, Colton Pratka, the off-duty Brookshire Police Department and over 20 Holden Roofing employees. Attendees were treated to catering by Pappa’s BarB-Q, hundreds of pounds of crawfish and shrimp, water, drinks and inside know-how on catching swordfish from the crew of the Booby Trap themselves.

Captains Brett Holden, Jeff Wilson, Travis Joyce, Matt Reed, Rory Starling, guest speaker Nick Stanczyk of B n’M, Tim Pickett with LP Reels and “Disco” Luis Herrera discussed rigging, tackle, fishing locations, finding swordfish, and everything else you need to know about daytime and nighttime swordfishing techniques. After the seminar portion, the captains brought out the tables and personally instructed attendees on all techniques presented. The live auction that night was amazing to watch. Bidders went back and forth on some incredible items and packages. The top of item of the night, the “Make You Famous Swordfishing Trip” aboard the Booby Trap, was bought by Ron Bartee of Renovations Unlimited for a cool $37,000. Capt. Brett Holden, the crew of the Booby Trap Fishing Team and everyone involved, from attendees to sponsors to live auction bidders, should be massively proud of what was accomplished. We urge our readers to attend and support this event in any way possible next year and every year it is put on for the sake of our veterans. More information on the this seminar, please visit www. boobytrapfishingteam.com

Saltwater taxidermy by Barry Shaneyfelt Sr. of Suncoast Marine Works.

James Hart, age 8, won first place in the kid’s fishing tournament with a 20 pound drum.

Andrew Alvarez of Melton International Tackle talks trolling lures before the seminar. www.GulfCoastMariner.com

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Live Shrimp vs. Live Croaker

Which is the better trout bait? By Capt. Joe Kent

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OR YEARS Galveston Bay anglers have debated the topic of whether live croaker or live shrimp is the best bait for trout and other fish. Each side of the debate has experience on their side and neither seems willing to compromise. So, let’s take a closer look at this topic and present some facts that will allow those not intimately involved in the debate to decide for themselves. Many of you have experienced the same situation that I have in that, while out on the water fishing for speckled trout and the other two of the Saltwater Big 3, flounder and reds, we would be fishing near another boat that was taking trout right and left while nothing much was touching our live shrimp. After all, live shrimp has been known to be at the top of the list for game fish for years and here we are anchored over a reef, around the jetties or other popular fishing spot and that boat next to us is hammering trout. After careful observation we discover that the anglers have

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a little fish on their line and are casting and working it like bottom-bumping live shrimp. The little fish on the end of the line is a small live croaker and for some reason the trout schooling in the area seem to find the bait irresistible. Our live shrimp are attracting a variety of fish including a few specks; however, the big girls, yellow-mouth sows are hitting croaker. It wasn’t until about 20 or so years ago that anglers began using live croaker for bait around the Galveston Bay

bait produced easy limits of specks and their popularity was pressuring the stocks of croakers in the bays. That rumor fueled interest in using small live croaker for bait. While it is a debatable topic as to whether live bait catches more fish than artificials, it is something to consider that most successful fishing guides rarely leave the dock without it. The reason is that live bait tends to catch fish when artificials will not. This tends to please their customers as well.

‘Croakers are the natural enemy of speckled trout, especially the large sows.’ Complex and, since then, the bait has competed with shrimp for the livewell. This brings us to why croakers have become such a popular bait and how live shrimp have held their own with the competition. For starters, it wasn’t long ago that rumors circulated that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was going to propose outlawing the sale of live croaker for bait. Two reasons were cited, the

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Speckled trout have an assortment of marine life in their diet; however, the age of the fish dictates its food preference. Smaller specks tend to prefer shrimp while the larger fish choose bait fish. This is a general rule and an example to the contrary is during late spring when large trout along with other sizes concentrate on migrating shrimp. Croakers are the natural enemy of speckled trout,

especially the large sows. During the spring spawning season, croaker will often feed on trout eggs and that does not sit well with mamma trout. The result is that sow trout will feed on croaker as a defense when the occasion rises. Live shrimp on the other hand is debatably the most popular bait along the Texas Coast. Practically all fish have a taste for the lively crustacean and they generally are more widely available at bait camps. While shrimp will attract larger numbers of fish, croakers tend to appeal mostly to trout, especially the larger fish, and virtually eliminate the bait snatching pan fish. Croakers are a hardier bait and can with stand more casts than live shrimp before rolling over. Lesser numbers of croaker are wasted as a result. What other factors should you look for when deciding on which bait to use? If possible, from late spring through fall take both along on your fishing trip. Just do not mix them in the same live well. The warm months tend to be best for croaker while shrimp are a year-round choice for bait. Deeper waters vs shallow shorelines favor croaker. If croakers are not available, try small pinfish (often called “piggies”) or fingerling mullet if finfish is your choice for bait. It is hard to go wrong with either croaker or live shrimp, so the choice is yours.


SOUTH WEST INTERNATIONAL IN-WATER BOAT SHOW

S N A P S H O T S

Pat O’Neal sits aboard a beautiful Beneteau Sens 50 catamaran with yacht enthusiasts Lee and Jana Hurzeler.

Ann & Ron Hand Celebrate the purchase of their beautiful new Catalina with Kent Little, owner of Little Yacht Sales.

Chris Bailey with Gulf Coast Complete Marine Service enjoys the family feel of the boat show with sportfishing Captain Darrell Weigelt and son Dylan.

Autrey “Autie” McVicker of Maritime Sanitation greets Bill Blan before giving a lecture on marine sanitation at the SW International Boat Show.

Terry Grover of GCM and Peter Meyer of Meyer Yacht Services. Rick Rule of Galati Yacht Sales meets with yacht owner John Halbirt. Terry Grover with Greg Allison of Intercoastal Financial Group.

Cory Vercellino talks to GCM’s Terry Grover about the offerings of Marina Del Sol in League City. Donna Ryan of Newcoast Financial provides the financing to get the boat of your dreams. www.GulfCoastMariner.com

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Partners Dig Deep to Open Cedar Bayou Multi-million dollar project is under way

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FTER BEING SEALED in the 1970’s and decades of negative impacts from siltation and low water flows, an estimated $9.4M effort will be required to open Cedar Bayou and Vinson Slough. This historic effort will create the vital connection from Mesquite and Aransas Bays to the Gulf of Mexico. With Aransas County kicking off the campaign in 2009, Coastal Conservation Association Texas initiated a new effort in 2012 with a $500,000 matching grant to help open these iconic and environmentally significant passes. “This dream is finally becoming a reality,” said Aransas County Judge Burt Mills. “This project will create a tremendous economic and environmental opportunity for Aransas County and the entire State of Texas. Through the hard work of so many partners, we will now push this initiative forward.” Cedar Bayou is a natural pass that separates San Jose Island from Matagorda Island. Dredging efforts date back to the 1930’s, but partial efforts, siltation and misplacement of spoil materials have eventually led to the pass and adjacent Vinson Slough being sealed.  “It is not often that there is an opportunity to reopen vital passes like these,” said Robby Byers, CCA Texas executive director. “It has been a monumental fundraising campaign, but through the partnership of Texas Parks

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and Wildlife Department, Aransas County, General Land Office, CCA and so many generous supporters, the project will begin.” Judge Mills signed the dredging permit for Cedar Bayou and Vinson Slough on August 3 of 2011. Although the pass has been dredged numerous times through history, this is the largest and most comprehensive effort slated to date. “The Fish Pass at Cedar Bayou has long been a special and storied place for Texas’ saltwater anglers and coastal enthusiasts. Reopening the historic Fish Pass will undoubtedly provide additional high quality recreational opportunities for Texas’ anglers to enjoy the bountiful outdoor resources for which this stretch of the coast is so well known,” said Carter Smith, TPWD executive director. “Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proud to be a partner with Aransas County, Coastal Conservation Association, and all the others who have worked so long to make this a reality.”  “Opening a pass between the Gulf and bay is never easy, and raising the funds to complete it can be even more daunting,” said Mark Ray, CCA Texas Chairman. “As the scope of the project and the associated costs have grown, every partner has stepped to the plate again and again to ensure we reach our goal. It is a great day for the Texas coast and the recreational anglers who enjoy our shared coastal resources.”


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Toyota TUNDRA By Don Armstrong

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s the number one seller in this country, trucks are a hot ticket for manufacturers. They command the biggest return on investment, yet remain one of the easiest vehicles to build with its body-on-frame construction. So, it’s no wonder you see and hear more truck ads than any other form of transportation. Granted; Ford, Ram and GM account for the majority of truck sales while Toyota and Nissan bring up the rear, but the folks at Toyota aren’t standing at the side of the road, it’s time to throw the Tundra hat in the ring. The 2014 Tundra sports an all-new body and interior. While not a complete re-do, this new truck addresses almost all of the major issues we had with the outgoing model. The Tundra has a much tougher looking exterior, ditching the softer, rounded shoulders for a more squared-off, muscular appearance. A bigger, bolder hood and in-your-face grille say, “take that, America.” To us, the biggest improvement was

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made in the interior. Simple things, like moving the audio and climate controls 2 ½-inches closer to the driver, adding the ability to interface your smartphone with the vehicle and stream internet radio are just a few of the “likes.” Toyota has added a top-of-the-line trim level to the new Tundra line-up called, “The 1794 Edition.” This blinged-out gun slinger oozes a western lifestyle theme and includes saddle brown seating with embossed leather and ultra-suede accents. Matching soft-touch materials also accent the shift console, the front and rear door trim, and the instrument panel. The 1794 Edition also boasts an array of standard features that includes heated and ventilated front seats and Entune

Premium JBL Audio with navigation. By the way, 1794 was the year the Texas ranch was founded and where the Tundra is built today. What hasn’t change with the Tundra are its engine options and frame. A V-6 and two V-8’s are available. For towing, you’ll want the 5.7-liter, 381-HP V-8. With its 401 lb-ft of torque connected to the rear axle via a 6-speed automatic, this bad boy can tow up to 10,400 pounds. And if you think the Tundra is a foreigner, think again. This truck has its roots in Ann Arbor, Mich., Newport Beach, Calif., Huntsville, Ala. and North Carolina and is assembled in San Antonio, Texas. MSRP starts at $26,200.


Sportfishing Second to None BAD INTENTIONS Now Offering Offshore Fishing Charters Out of Galveston BAD INTENTIONS, a tournament winning 64’ Viking sportfishing yacht, is now available for charter. Imagine yourself, and five of your best friends, on board fishing for monster

billfish, dorado, wahoo and tuna on first class, tournament level gear. Sounds pretty good right? Even better are the amenities like showers, bathrooms, air conditioning, a fulled stocked galley and a real bed to sleep in. No sweaty, overnight beanbags found here. A trip aboard Bad Intentions would make the perfect bachelor party, birthday present, corporate retreat or good time for a group of die hard fisherman. For rates and information, call now at 409-737-4855 or email flyrod99@gmail.com.

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Ruthie Lambert

Occupation: Owner of Blackburn Marine Where did you grow up and when did you come to the Bay Area? I was born in Clear Lake Shores and I have lived in the Bay Area all of my life. What inspired you to choose the profession you’re in? My father started building sailboats in the mid 1960’s along with my older brother. Eventually all five kids joined the family business. I guess you can say it is in my blood. Following in my

father’s footsteps and being successful in what I do, is what drives me everyday. What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love racing our J/22 with my son Casey and pretty much anything to do with water sports. I love paddleboarding, swimming and taking evening cruises around the bay and lake on our Boston Whaler. Most of all, I love being a mother to four children, a grandmother to two granddaughters and a wife to my husband of 36 years. What is something that people may not know about you?

In 1976, I was part of the winning U.S. Women’s Sailing Championship, known as the Adam’s Cup. Our team was Ellen Gerloff, Janie Baldridge, alternate Rita Mathews and myself.

Joyce Lurie Maxwell Occupation: Attorney

Where did you grow up and when did you come to the Bay Area? I was Born in Paducah, Kentucky and grew up across the river in Metropolis, Illinois (Home of Superman and the Daily Planet); I moved to Texas in 1972, Houston in 1975 and the Bay Area in 1989.


Mary Evans Hoepfner

Occupation: Partner - Marburger’s Sporting Goods Where did you grow up and when did you come to the Bay Area? I was born in Houston and moved to Bacliff, Texas when I was seven-yearsold. We came to our bay house every summer and my mom finally said she was not going back to the rat race. I spent my twenties living in Houston, until 1984, when I married Todd and moved to Seabrook. What inspired you to choose the profession you’re in? I didn’t really choose to be in the hunting and fishing business; it just happened. I was in accounting for many years. Our family bought Marburger’s in 2003 and here I am. I have learned a lot about hunting and fishing through trial and error. I love the people who come in our store; they always have a story to tell. We truly have the best customers in the world. What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love to shop, travel and do work in my church. What is something that people may not know about you? I love to drive fast. I’ve also had a dachshund all of my life. I went to the Walk to Emmaus, Walk #26.

Jackie Powell

Occupation: Owner of Jackie’s Brickhouse Where did you grow up and when did you come to the Bay Area? I grew up on a small farm in Cleveland, Texas. I came to the Bay Area in 2009. What inspired you to choose the profession you’re in? Friends encouraged me to pursue law as a career; issues continue to challenge me. What do you like to do when you’re not working? Spend time on the water; sailing, kayaking, cruising or just messing around. What is something that people may not know about you? Horseback riding was my passion as a youngster, my favorite pet was a goat named Prancey and I grew up shooting trap on Sunday afternoons.

What inspired you to choose the profession you’re in? I enjoy meeting people, socializing and being involved with the community. What better way to do that than to own a restaurant and bar? Jackie’s is a large place but we still have our little “Cheers” group, people I know and have made friends with over the last three years and the group grows every day. We also work with the local businesses, schools and community as much as we can. What do you like to do when you’re not working? FISHING! So much so, I started a “Ladies” only fishing tournament in April of last year. We had a awesome response from the ladies that fish, local businesses

and sponsors. Everyone loved it and this year is going to be even better. What is something that people may not know about you? This is a hard question because I’m a fairly open person. Most of my family and friends know me well. But I guess I would have to say it would be that I’m a country girl at heart. There is a reason they call me a southern bell.

Liz Little

Occupation: Along with my husband Kent Little, I am the owner of Little Yacht Sales and Texas Power Yachts. Where did you grow up and when did you come to the Bay Area? I grew up in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, Texas and I moved to the Clear Lake Area in 1989. What inspired you to choose the profession you’re in? Well, Kent has been in the boat business for almost 30 years, and I have been fortunate to be able to join him since he went out on his own to open LYS and TPY. I will say what inspires me to be a part of this profession are the great people I get to work with every day. Our business is more like family and friends than associates and customers. What do you like to do when you’re not working? I like to garden, sail, read, and hang out with Kent, my kids and my dogs. What is something that people may not know about you? While Kent and I are sailors, I grew up offshore fishing for fun and in tournaments with my dad, Jerry Webb, throughout the summers along the Texas coast.

Bella Walker

Occupation: Redfish Island Marine Boat Captain Where did you grow up and when did you come to the Bay Area? I grew up here. What inspired you to choose the profession you’re in? I love being on the water. What do you like to do when you’re not working? I like playing water polo. What is something that people may not know about you? I’m a certified Scuba Diver. www.GulfCoastMariner.com

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What’s in Your Bag? By Patty Kane

JUDY’S JEWELS by The Sea. Handcrafted pewter jewelry available at Encore Resale; 1206 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah; 281-334-1200

LOOK GREAT on the water or by the pool this season with fashions and accessories from Back Bay Boutique; 1409 2nd Street in Old Seabrook; 281-291-7379

NAUTICAL DECOR available at Glass Mermaids; 2098 Marina Bay Drive, League City; 281-326-3000

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DECORATING ACCENTS for home or yacht. See the selection at Home by Eagles Nest Gallery; 2800 Marina Bay Drive. League City; 281-763-1426


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One Pot Meals are a Boon To Sailors By Betha Merit

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NE-POT COOKING, a boon for sailors, has an appealing flexibility. When the ice in the box is gone after about five days, and you’ve depleted your fresh meat and poultry, but you still have a good store of vegetables that keep well, you then turn to the canned meats. For vessels with refrigeration, if you pack well, you have the option of fresh meat and veggies for longer. The more hardy vegetables do not require long-term refrigeration (carrots, celery, cabbage, potatoes and onions) and can be combined with canned corn beef, chicken, tuna and beef with interesting results. White sauces and mushroom soup provide tasty bases. Wine, spices and garlic should be on hand in every galley. Fresh tomatoes and parsley keep well. You can make a good marinara sauce with tomatoes, diced onions, fresh parsley, garlic and dried basil. The following recipes are basics that can be adapted by substituting or adding more veggies and spices on hand.

Home Style Beef Stew

Quick Chicken Stew

Serves 4 hungry sailors

Serves 4 hungry sailors

1 T. vegetable oil 1 lb. boneless beef chuck, tip, or round roast cut into 1-inch cubes 3 cups cold water (may substitute dry red wine for part of liquid) salt and pepper to taste 2 medium carrots, cut into bite sized pieces large unpeeled potato, cut into bite 1½-inch pieces 1 medium stalk celery, cut into 1-inch pieces small onion, chopped 1 dried bay leaf ½ cup cold water 2 T. all-purpose flour

3 T. olive oil 1 T. unsalted butter 1 lb. thin chicken breast slices, cut into ½-inch pieces 4 carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces 2 minced garlic cloves 1 t. ground ginger or 1 T. fresh grated ginger 1 t. paprika (may use smoked paprika) ¾ t. salt and pepper, each 2 T. tomato paste 3 T. red wine vinegar ½ cup water 1-15 oz. can chickpeas (or any firm bean), drained and rinsed 1 cup packed spinach leaves, stems cut off 1 cup pre-cooked angel hair pasta, optional

In large skillet or 4-quart Dutch oven or large pot, heat oil over medium heat one to two minutes. Add meat; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned. Add water, ½ tea. salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer two hours or more until beef is almost tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except cold water and flour. Cover and cook about 30 minutes or until veggies are tender. Remove bay leaf. Stir cold water and flour together to make a paste; gradually stir into beef mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir one minute, until thickened.

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Melt the olive oil and butter in large skillet over mediumheat. Add the chicken, carrots, garlic, ginger, paprika, salt and pepper. Turn occasionally, for about 15 minutes. Stir in tomato paste. Add the vinegar, water, chickpeas and spinach. Cook for another 5 minutes. Cooked angel hair pasta may be stirred in at the end and heated through.


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Find yourself on some flatfish? Cook ‘em up right with these recipes. Flounder Ceviche

West Bay Baked Flounder

1 pound flounder filet ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice 3 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice 1 whole grapefruit ½ teaspoon very finely minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced celery 1 teaspoon minced yellow onion 2 tablespoons very finely minced red chiles 1 tablespoon very finely minced green chiles Coarse salt to taste Hot sauce to taste Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling on the ceviche With a very sharp knife, mince the flounder into small pieces. Place in a bowl and toss with the lime juice and grapefruit juice. Leave to sit for 5 minutes. While the flounder is sitting, cut the grapefruit in half crosswise and using a grapefruit knife, cut out pieces of grapefruit. Slice each piece in half lengthwise. When ready to serve the ceviche, drain the liquid completely from the flounder and discard liquid. Add grapefruit pieces to the fish with the garlic, red chiles, green chiles, onion and celery. Toss gently. Divide among 6 plates and season with coarse salt, sprinkle with hot sauce, and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Serve immediately. Serves 6 as a first course.

4 fillets of fresh flounder 1 freshly squeezed lemon 1 egg 1 tablespoon butter Panko Bread Crumbs Sea Salt Black Pepper Grinder Spray butter Spice Islands Herb Grinder Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Pat dry flounder fillets and cut into smaller portions. Rub each side with a pinch of sea salt. Fill a large bowl with panko. Whip one egg in a second bowl. Melt a 1 tablespoon of butter with a generous amount of Spice Islands herbs. Coat each fillet with egg and pat down well with panko. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and coat with the melted herb butter. Place the breaded fillets on the sheet. Season with cracked pepper, more herbs and spray down the fillets with spray butter. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve generously amongst good friends with fresh squeezed lemon and a citrusy pale ale of your choice.

Poolside Cocktails

Blue Marlin

Red Snapper

Salty Dog

1 oz white rum 1/2 oz blue curacao liqueur 1 oz lime juice splash of sweet & sour mix

1 oz blended whiskey 1 oz amaretto liqueur 2 oz cranberry juice

2 oz grapefruit gin 4 oz grapefruit juice Salt to rim glass

Pour ingredients in a glass with ice and serve. Garnish with orange wheel if desired.

Pour ingredients into a tall salt rimmed glass with ice. Stir well and garnish with lemon wheels.

Pour ingredients into mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold. Strain into glass and serve.

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Which Marina?

Marinas from Freeport to Clear Lake

When looking for a Marina here are a few things to consider: • • • • • • • • • • •

Parking Fuel and Pump out Service Carts to haul stuff Social Opportunities: BBQ cook outs , mixers, dock parties Electric, Water, WI-FI, Cable Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, other recreational facilities Clean and Plentiful Bathrooms with Showers Washing Machines and Dryers Slips for live on boards Ice: free or not Pet friendly grounds

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Distance by water to favorite cruising, racing and fishing spots Distance by water or land to restaurants, grocery, and marine supply stores Mechanic or yard services on site Fixed or floating docks and ease for boarding Covered or Uncovered Slips Protection from weather and wake Annual Cost of Slip Payment Schedule Additional fees for other services Dry Stack Storage

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1. Bridge Harbor Yacht Club 411 Sailfish Ave. Freeport, Texas 77541 (979) 233-2101

4. Galveston Yacht Basin 715 North Holiday Drive Galveston, Texas 77550 (409) 765-3000

2. Freeport Municipal Marina 202 East 2nd St. Freeport, Texas 77541 (979) 236-1221

5. Pelican Rest Marina 7819 Broadway Galveston, Texas 77554 (409) 744-2618

3. Surfside Marina 827 Gulf Rd. Surfside Beach, Texas 77541 (979) 230-9400

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7. Clear Lake Marine Center 4141 E. Nasa Parkway Seabrook, Texas 77586 (281) 326-4426 8. Marina Del Sol 1203 Twin Oaks Blvd. Kemah, Texas 77565 (281) 334-3909 9. Portofino Marina One Portofino Plaza Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565 (281) 334-6007 10. Seabrook Marina 1900 Shipyard Dr. Seabrook, Texas 77586 (281) 474-2586

11. South Shore Harbour Marina 2551 South Shore Blvd. League City, Texas 77573 (281) 334-0515 12. Waterford Harbor Yacht Club 800 Mariner Dr. Kemah, Texas 77565 (281) 334-4400 13. Watergate Yachting Center 1500 Marina Bay Drive Kemah, Texas 77565 (281) 334-1511 14. Kemah Boardwalk Marina 555 Bradford St. Kemah, Texas 77565 (281) 334-2284


TEXAS CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB 22nd Annual Wild Game Dinner The 2014 Haviland Cup was presented to Tom Hutcheson at the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club during their annual Wild Game Dinner.

Prior Recipients of the Haviland Cup 1991 Albert Bel Fay 1994 Charles “Tony” Smythe, Jr. 1995 Charles D. Milby Sr. 1996 Harry “Buddy” Melges 1997 Ernest B. Fay Jay W. “Jake” Hershey 1998 Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr. 1999 George C. Francisco, III 2000 Peter Masterson 2001 Peter Meyer 2002 Tommy Dickey 2003 Larry Neuhaus 2004 James Blackburn, Jr. 2005 John Focke 2006 John Kirksey 2007 Albert “Ab” Fay,Jr. 2008 Bobby Alford 2009 Joe M. Ellis 2010 John Lollar 2011 John Kolius 2012 Jim Tichenor 2013 Bill Turner 30

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History of theCup

IRST PRESENTED in 1842 in Galveston by that city’s leading steamship agents and ship brokers as testimony of the personal regard of the friends of the recipient and for the gentlemanly deportment of the steam and sailing craft operating out of Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay. The first recipient was Captain J.E. Haviland, who captained the Steamship Lafitte. Haviland was mayor of the City of Galveston in 1848-50 and had commissioned the building of the Lafitte, a side wheeler, in the fall of 1841 in Quintana for the purpose of trading the ship among Galveston, Quintana, and the Sabine Pass. The one-hundred and twenty-five foot steamer had the capacity of three hundred bales of cotton and drew 5’ of water when loaded. The Haviland Cup was resurrected by John Kirksey on November 12, 1991 as part of his reunion and wild game dinner for those ancestors of the characters in the book November 12, 1850 The Galveston Bay, a fictional account of one day’s activities on Galveston

Bay in 1850. The cup itself was donated by Charles M. Smythe, Jr. from the estate of his parents. The cup stands roughly 18” tall, a solid silver cup on a 4’’ wooden base. The cup is engraved with images of schooners of the mid-1800’s and was minted in 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The original cup and deed have not been located and this new cup is now being presented annually by the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club under the following guidelines (deed). The Haviland Cup is presented through the auspices of the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club of Kemah, Texas to the person who, through his actions and in the eyes of the selection committee, has promoted the use, awareness, and protection of Galveston Bay; and, through these actions has elevated the levels of quality and expectations in each area The tradition of awarding the Haviland Cup was reinstituted by TCYC members John M. Kirksey, Sr. (the originator) and Charles “Tony” Smythe, Jr. (the grantor of the cup) in 1991.


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round with the goal of representing the United States at international Optimist events.

LOCAL SAILOR CARSON CRAIN is trying to make the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team and we will be covering his progress. Crain is going to need support to reach his dream; we have plans to help him and we hope you will also. Where did you grow up and how did you get introduced to the sport of sailing? I grew up in Houston, Texas. My family has vacationed in Northeast Harbor, Maine every summer, so when I was 8, I started taking sailing classes at the Northeast Harbor Sailing School. At age 9, I began competing on the Texas Sailing Association (TSA) youth circuit in the Optimist fleet. From there, I continued competing year

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When and where will the next summer Olympic Games be held? The next Summer Olympics will be held in August of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sailing competition will take place inside the Rio harbor, with most of the courses being sailed on the south side of Guanabara Bay. How many hours a week do you practice? My practice schedule is set up in training blocks of multiple days. The intensity of each block will vary depending on conditions, recovery time, schedule, and focus. When on the water training is the primary focus, we will train 4 or 5 days on and then 1 or 2 days off. Each on the water training session will be very intense and last

for 2-4 hours. Along with the on the water training, I will be doing my gym work, recovery/flexibility training, and aerobic training. Together these add another 1 or 2 hours a day to our daily training days. Is there one move in windsurfing that gives people trouble? At this level, I would not say there is one move that windsurfers struggle with. Many windsurfers come from a windsurfing only background and therefore some struggle to fully grasp the concepts of racing tactics and positioning. This is a skill that takes time to develop and is one of the defining areas that separates the best in the world from the rest of the fleet. Coming from a sailing background, I find myself in the fortunate situation of having lots of experience with racing tactics and only having to adjust these tactics to the high speed racing of the RS:X.


What other activities do you like to do when you’re not windsurfing?

Me page of my website, www. crainsailing.com.

I like to stay very physically active, so if I am not windsurfing I can usually be found surfing, kite boarding, or playing Ultimate Frisbee with friends. When possible we like to use activities like these to cross train or recover from our windsurfing sessions.

People talk about the Olympic experience. What would it mean to you to represent your country?

Do you have a girlfriend and does she like to sail? I do not currently have a girlfriend. Since my training and competition is rather demanding and hectic, it is a struggle to maintain that type of relationship. For my social life, I try to spend as much time as possible with my close friends from Houston during breaks in my training. The US sailing program didn’t win a single metal in the last Olympics, what can we all do to get the US program back in the money? As far a getting the US Olympic Sailing Team back on the right path, it is important for us to look long term. Developing Olympic Medalists takes time and so it is important for us to continue to encourage the development of youth sailors and provide them with a clear pathway for Olympic Sailing. This quad, the US Sailing Team has put a heavier focus on domestic training and brought in expert coaches with Olympic experience. Do you have a site where people can go and get the latest info on your campaign and also make a contribution? Yes. Followers of my campaign get the latest information about my travels through several avenues. My website www.crainsailing.com allows followers to read blog posts, see videos and photos, and donate to my campaign. I also use my Facebook page “Crainsailing Olympic Campaign”, Twitter @Crainsailing, Instagram @Crainsailing to keep people informed about my campaign. Contributions to my campaign are always welcome. You will find information about campaign sponsorship opportunities, how to make tax deductible donations, and how to purchase Crainsailing campaign t-shirts under the Support

Representing my country in the Olympics is something I have dreamed about since I was 11 years old. Along the way, I realized that to compete at the highest level you have to devote 100% of your efforts towards achieving your goal. At this moment, I can see how far I have come and the hard work needed to make my dream to reality. Tell me a little about your practice sessions. My coach, Kevin Stittle, and I like to plan our practice sessions around a specific focus. This ensures that we are maximizing our time on the water and always striving to get better. Before we leave the beach we will lay out a brief plan on what our goals for the session will be and why these skills will be important to future competitions. During the session this plan will always be changing and adjusting depending on the conditions and how I progress through certain maneuvers. Sometimes we have the opportunity to train with other windsurfers and this allows us to work on specific racing skills, such as congested starts and practice races. For me the most important thing about each practice session is knowing why you are training a certain skill and ensuring you devote yourself completely during the training. It is more important to have a high quality day on the water than a long day in which you accomplish very little. If you could meet one person from the sailing community who would it be? Although I have met him before, I would love to spend more time talking to Nathan Outteridge. He is an extremely successful Olympic sailor, winning Gold at the 2012 Olympics in the 49er class, and also was the skipper for 34th America’s Cup Team, Artemis Racing. I would be interested to hear more about the 34th America’s Cup and how he was able to make the transition from Olympic Sailing to the America’s Cup.

John Howard Williams, Jr. July 28, 1928 - April 1, 2014

A SAILOR AND ADVENTURER ARE GONE. A man who grabbed life with both hands has let go his grip. J. Howard Williams, Jr. died at his home in Georgetown, TX on April 1, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Howard was born on July 28, 1928 to Dr. J. Howard Williams Sr. and Floy (Kelly) Williams in Corsicana, TX. He is survived by his wife, Ann Williams, his three children, J. H. (Jay) Williams III, Larry Williams and Susan Williams and by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Kelly Dan Williams and his sister Floy Kate Woodruff. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Sue (Eastland) Williams, his parents and two sisters, Martha Gene Sanford and Carolyn Mason. Howard graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in accounting. He and Sue married and moved to Houston in 1949 where Howard started his career as a CPA. After a few years with Price Waterhouse, he became the comptroller of a tug and barge firm. He then became the managing partner of Rebel Towing Company. After the business was sold in 1965, Howard embarked on the first of several retirements. In 1966, Howard, Sue and their three children (ages 14, 12 and 9), lived on their 35-foot sailboat Rebel and for a year, explored the Gulf Coast, Florida and the Bahamas. Upon their return, they settled in the Clear Lake area near Houston. Howard became the General Manager of Seabrook Shipyard on Galveston Bay. In the early 1980’s he managed Starboard Yachts, a sailboat importer until his final retirement in 1986. After raising the children, Howard and Sue’s wander lust continued with multiple trailer treks throughout North America and several extended journeys on their sailboats. The climax was a multiyear excursion aboard Blue Lady, a 52-foot sailboat, throughout the Bahamas and the East Coast to Cape Cod, including the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor in 1986. Howard and Ann (Warren) Williams had a brief, but wonderful marriage. Ann became Howard’s constant companion and, over the last few months, his loving caretaker.

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Have you ever raced on Galveston Bay and do you remember the first time you came to Texas? The first time I raced in Texas was the College Nationals on an inland lake. I won the Singlehanded Championship, and crewed for the winning Sloop team. I think our team finished 4th in the Co-ed Nationals. This took place on Eagle Mountain Lake, outside Fort Worth. I have raced in the Leukemia Cup out of the Houston YC. Community Sailing Centers can make a difference in a young person’s life. The city of Galveston along with the Sea Scouts, are thinking about building a center. What advice would you give them?

Gary Jobson By Charles Milby

GARY JOBSON is a husband, a father, a cancer survivor, a really good guy and did I mention he is a world class sailor?

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’m sure he has an ego, no one could get to where he is in his profession without the drive to succeed, but you wouldn’t know it by talking with him. He cares about our sport and he cares about the people around him. Gary got his big break in 1977 when Ted Turner picked him to be his tactician aboard Courageous, one of three, twelve-meter sailboats vying for a chance to represent the U.S. in the 23rd America’s Cup competition. Courageous, a seasoned twelve meter with surprising speed for an older

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boat and a young crew, battled all summer long. Underdogs from the start, these guys came together in defeating two other teams and earned the right to sail for their country in the Americas Cup Regatta. Courageous defeated Australia 4-0 and retained the cup for the U.S. The longest winning streak in history was safe for another couple of years. Gary Jobson, along with Ted Turner, would usher in the sport of sailing for a modern television audience; this would change the sport and his life forever.

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Since 1985 Gary has been ESPN’s sailing analyst. He is the voice of sailing in America and a great ambassador for the sport. In 1978 he started Jobson Sailing Inc., which promotes the sport of sailing at all levels through lecture tours, personal appearances, event advertising, as well as broadcast, print, and electronic media. I caught up with him at this year’s Leukemia Cup kick- off party. He was kind enough to do this interview with us, we hope you like it.

One of the biggest challenges for the sport of sailing is providing access to the water. Community sailing centers, and yacht clubs should make providing that access a high priority. There are many sailing centers around the USA. Impressively, there is a big push to expand many the existing facilities, and build new ones. My advice is to begin by getting people on the water in similar boats. The sailing center and building can be the second wave of activity. Once you have young people on the water you build your credibility with local government and leaders. I have found that yacht club memberships are very supportive of community sailing centers because they eventually lead to new members. Sails are made in China, boats are made in China along with foul weather gear. Are there any Chinese sailors making a name for themselves these days and will China dominate the sport of sailing anytime soon? Sailing in China has grown dramatically. In fact, in 2012 China won a Gold Medal in the Women’s Laser Radial


Class. Quingdao has hosted the Volvo Ocean Race. China will become more engaged in sailing as they build marinas and sailing centers.

Life published by Mystic Seaport. Harry is going strong at the age of 92, and has experience every level of sailing.

I know you like going to movies, did you see the Robert Redford movie All is Lost and what have you been too lately?

The other day I was watching the Golf Channel, do you think US Sailing will ever have a Sailing Channel?

I enjoyed All is Lost. It was a well acted and shot film. It made you wonder how you might handle a tough situation on the water.

Sailing will be a popular sport on the internet. Occasionally, we can get it to attract large viewership. The America’s Cup is probably our best event for television. I have now covered nine America’s Cups. The 2013 conclusion was exciting thanks to the amazing comeback by Oracle Team USA. But, the biggest viewership was Dennis Conner’s victory in Australia in 1987. It was a huge patriotic story.

The Americans didn’t win a medal in the last Olympics, what should we do to get back on top of that sailing medal stand? The USA has had a long run of winning medals in the sailing in the Olympics until 2012. The job going forward to develop coaches as well as sailors. There needs to be more emphasis on generating more boat speed. The US Olympic Sailing Committee is working hard to develop more young sailors from a wider base. I think the USA can return to winning medals. We should all support our Olympic athletes. I know you have sailed all over the world. When you get some free time where do you like to go cruising? I have taken many cruises with my family to Maine, Nova Scotia and around New England. I have also done two Expeditions to Antarctica, one to Cape Horn and another to Spitsbergen (80 degrees North). I like long passages. I have crossed the Atlantic 6 times on a variety of vessels, both sail and ships. Have you read any good sailing books lately? Roger Vaughan just wrote a great book about Harry Anderson called A Strenuous

I read something about Bruce Kirby and Laser in a big lawsuit, can you shed any light on recent developments in that story? Bruce Kirby is in litigation with Laser Performance. I hope the two parties can settle the dispute. The Laser is wonder boat, that I have raced for over 40 years. I wish it was in the Olympics when I was in my twenties. Bruce is a great sailor and person. What can the clubs on Galveston Bay do to attract world class Match Racing and Team Racing? Chicago has a great program would those teams come to Texas and compete? You can sail on the Gulf Coast year around. It is up to club in the region to bid on major regattas. I think every club should host a signature event. If we hosted more Olympic class world championships in the USA we might have stronger competitors for the Olympic Games.

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S N A P S H O T S

Galveston Bay Tides EAGLE POINT, TX NOAA Station Id: 8771013

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Fri 5/02 03:19 AM 03:04 PM

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Sun 5/18 03:54 AM 03:57 PM

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Mon 6/02 04:20 AM 03:47 PM

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Sat 5/03 04:03 AM 04:11 PM

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Mon 5/19 04:48 AM 04:06 PM

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Tue 6/03 05:00 AM 03:45 PM

Sun 5/04 04:52 AM 04:53 PM

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Tue 5/20 05:44 AM 03:57 PM

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Mon 5/05 05:46 AM 05:17 PM

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Wed 5/21 06:42 AM 03:44 PM

Wed 6/04 05:40 AM 03:29 PM

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Tue 5/06 06:46 AM 05:24 PM

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Wed 5/07 07:50 AM 05:16 PM

Thu 5/22 07:43 AM 03:31 PM 10:47 PM

Thu 6/05 06:20 AM 03:07 PM 11:28 PM

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Thu 5/08 08:54 AM 04:58 PM 11:43 PM

Fri 5/23 04:40 AM 08:48 AM 03:19 PM 10:59 PM

Fri 6/06 02:10 AM 07:00 AM 02:42 PM 10:25 PM

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Sat 5/10 06:04 AM 10:59 AM 04:12 PM 11:33 PM

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Sun 5/11 07:25 AM 12:04 PM 03:42 PM 11:54 PM

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Sun 6/29 02:47 AM 02:22 PM

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Mon 6/30 03:20 AM 02:25 PM

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Houston Yacht Club members Meagan, Chris, Travis and Cheryl at the Southwest International Boat Show.

Waylon, Randy, Dustin and Rocky of Randy’s Marine, from left, take a break during a hard day of work.

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Brian Catalano of Ron Hoover and Andrew West of West Burchell during the 2014 Texas Swordfish Seminar at Surfside Marina.

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Chicks with Sticks brought in some solid catches at this year’s Jackie’s Brickhouse Beauties on the Bay Fishing Tournament.


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