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Editorial: Changes in Cruising the Bahamas By Steve Morrell

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Southern Regional Monthly Weather and Water Temperatures

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Calendar — Upcoming Events in the Southeast (Non-Race)

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Racing News and Upcoming Regattas

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Short Tacks: News in the World of Sailing

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Hurricane Season 2019

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Windlass to Boatless By Bill Cullen

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Pensacola Focus of America’s Cup Contender By Julie B. Connerley

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Gratitude from Misadventure – Mishaps and lessons learned on a short trip to Cumberland Island By Paul Trammell

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Southern Race Report: Maxine Sansom Series; Rainbow Regatta; St. Augustine Race Week.

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Carolina Sailing: The Cruising Club of Charleston has been bringing sailors together for nearly 50 years. By Dan Dickison

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The Bahamas by Mailboat: MailBoat II By Fred Braman

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Southern Regional Racing Calendar

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Story: Sailing Dhows in Zanzibar By Capt. Robert Beringer

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Marine Marketplace

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Southern Marinas and Boatyards

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Boat Brokerage Section

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Classifieds

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Alphabetical Index of Advertisers

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Advertisers’ List by Category

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FROM THE HELM

STEVE MORRELL,

EDITOR

Changes in Cruising The Bahamas In 1979, I cruised the Bahamas, once for two weeks in the spring and another time for three months in the summer. The spring trip was more of a shakedown cruise, but the motor on my 26-foot Folkboat broke a shaft two days before our planned departure, so we went without any power. I had sailed the boat extensively without power and thought nothing of it, as did my friend. He’d been to the Bahamas before (I hadn’t) and was a good sailor, and we figured no big deal—and we weren’t about to postpone the trip. Problem was we lost power in the middle of the Gulfstream at 2am. We’d left from Miami, so we were far enough south that it wasn’t going to turn into a trip to Bermuda. We lost power for about eight hours, and even though we tied up the inflatable with a 1.5hp Seagull to the boat, we still drifted so far north that our planned entry at Cat Cay was out of the question. After finally getting wind, which allowed us to sail east, we ended up entering the Northwest Providence Channel and then on to the Berrys— our original destination. We decided to skip entering The Bahamas legally and just sailed south along the Berrys and then back north, eventually making it back to Florida. We never did enter legally, but it was such a short trip we decided to just go home. Would I do that today? Absolutely not. I probably shouldn’t have done it back then. And today, I doubt you could get away that. A month later I came back to The Bahamas with my girlfriend and we cruised for three months. We also started from Miami and this time, we entered the country at Cat Cay. We had a motor on that trip, but had great wind in the crossing and never needed it (strange how things work out like that). During our three months in The Bahamas, we sailed across to Gun Club Cay, cruised the Berrys, then went south to Nassau and on down through the Exumas. We never saw the Bahamian police on the water. Last fall, we reported on a boarding incident in the

Bahamas where boaters had the Bahamian police board and “aggressively” inspected their boat. The police found that the boaters did not correctly report the correct number of shotgun shells they had on board when they entered (and The Bahamas is strict on gun policy). They were fined $300 on the spot, which they paid to the police who boarded them. What surprised everyone, including BoatU.S.—who they reported the incident to—was that they were in a remote bay in the Abacos. Inspections and boardings have always occurred in the Bahamas, but rarely in the out islands. BoatU.S. reported that more boardings in the out islands should be expected as this is new government policy. In this issue (“Short Tacks,” page 16), we have an update from BoatU.S. on that boarding. Times are changing and I know that a lot of people who cruise The Bahamas regularly are going to be greatly disappointed with this new inspection policy. It’s like missing Ol’ Florida—or Ol’ anywhere in the U.S. (and the world for that matter). What this means is that—for one—no entering and leaving the country without officially entering like I did in 1979. We’d probably be put in jail with a hefty fine today. But there are other advantages. Once, in that ’79 trip, we anchored offshore Norman’s Cay, not knowing that it was the headquarters for a well-known Columbian drug smuggler, featured in the 1993 movie Blow. We saw activity on the island, but because of massive mosquito problems, we didn’t go ashore. That sort of activity is no longer allowed I am sure. It’s the only time I can think of in my life when I was grateful for lots of mosquitoes, but I wasn’t at the time. I think The Bahamas is beginning to realize what they have, and along with increased cruising fees instituted in recent years, they are going to profit from visitors and there will be many changes in store for cruisers. The times they are a-changin’.

Contribute to Southwinds – Articles and Photos Wanted Sailing Experiences: Stories and photos about experiences in places you’ve cruised; anchorages, marinas, or passages made throughout the Southern waters, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Boat Reviews: Sail or Trawler. Review your boat. See the ad on page 12 on reviewing your boat Charter Stories: Have an interesting Charter story? In our Southern waters, or perhaps in the Bahamas or the Caribbean? Write About Your Yacht Club or Sailing Association: Tell us about your club, its history, facilities, major events, etc. Youth Sailing: Write about a local youth sailing organization or sailing camp Bahamas and the Caribbean: Trips, experiences, passages, anchorages, provisioning and other stories of interest.

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Southeast Air & Water Temperatures, Prevailing Winds & Gulf Stream Currents – May For live buoy water and weather data, go to the National Data Buoy Center at www.ndbc.noaa.gov

WIND ROSES: Each wind rose shows the strength and direction of the prevailing winds in the area and month. These have been recorded over a long period of time. In general, the lengths of the arrows indicate how often the winds came from that direction. The longer the arrow, the more often the winds came from that direction. When the arrow is too long to be printed in a practical manner, a number is indicated.

Tuesday June 25th Launch Party at Pete’s Pub, Little Harbour Wednesday June 26th Skipper’s Party & Registration – Marsh Harbour Thursday June 27th Race 1 – Marsh Harbour to Hope Town Race Friday June 28th Race 2 – Hope Town Sunday June 30th Race 3 – Hope Town to Guana Cay Monday July 1 Race 4 – Guana Cay to Treasure Cay Tuesday July 2nd Cheeseburger Party – Fiddle Cay Thursday, July 4th Race 5 – Green Turtle Race Cruising & Sailing Florida, The Southeast & The Bahamas

The number in the center of the circle shows the percentage of the time that the winds were calm. The lengths of the arrows plus the calms number in the center add up to 100 percent. The number of feathers on the arrow indicates the strength of the wind on the Beaufort scale (one feather is Force 1, etc.). Wind Roses are taken from Pilot Charts.

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CALENDAR

Upcoming Events in the Southeast (Non-Race) Go to the Racing Calendar for regattas and local races. Go to Racing News for national and international regattas in the Southeast. • Educational/Training • Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals • Boat Shows • Seafood Festivals & Nautical Flea Markets • Other Events

Listing Your Event in Print or Online

EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary organizations throughout the country hold hundreds of regular boating courses on the various subjects. To find a course near you, go to www.cgaux.org/boatinged/class_finder. US SAILING INSTRUCTOR AND COACH COURSES IN THE SOUTHEAST (NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, TX) Go to the website for courses that might have been scheduled after our press date. For more on course schedules, locations, contact information, course descriptions and prerequisites, go to www.ussailing.org/education/instructor. Check the website, since courses are often added late. For learning-to-sail and powerboat handling courses, go to www.ussailing.org/education. Small Boat Instructor Level 1 Abilene Sailing Association, Abilene, TX, Two weekends: May 4-5 & May 18-19. Contact Mark Conrad at mconrad@scouting.org. Instructor Stephen Gay. Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach, FL, Two weekends: May 4-5 & May 11-12. Contact Ethan Lounsbury at youthsailing@pbsail.org. Instructor Jabbo Gordon. US Sailing Center of Martin County, Jensen Beach, FL, Two weekends: May 11-12 & May 25-26. Contact Alan Jenkinson at alan@usscmc.org. Instructor Allison Jolly.

To have your non-race event listed in print, contact editor@swindsmag.com. Email the information (not just a link) by the first of the month preceding publication. Contact us if a little later. They must be public events that are free, or nominal low cost. Other for-profit events can be listed for $35/month up to 150 words (text and title) for first month, $25 for second month. We will print your public event for two months (rendezvous for three months). (If your for-profit event has a quarter page ad or larger, a 150-word notice in this calendar is included for two months.) You can also list your event on our online calendar, swindsmag.com. Go to EVENTS. No charge for: (1) You have a print ad for the event in the magazine; (2) Public events, non-profit events, free events; (3) Club regattas, marine flea markets, boat shows and other similar events. Contact us for other for-profit events. Key Biscayne Yacht Club, Key Biscayne, FL, May 16-19. Contact Juan Carlos Romero at saildirector@kbyc.org. Instructor Jabbo Gordon. Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC, May 24-27. Contact Scott Olson at scott@murphalope.com. Instructor John Griffin. Fort Worth Boat Club, Fort Worth, TX, May 24-27. Contact Ellen Burks at fwbcsailcamp@gmail.com. Instructor Edwin Owen. Hobcaw Yacht Club, Fort Worth, TX, May 24-27. Contact Becca Weil at beccaweil@comcast.net. Instructor Jana Odou. Fairhope Yacht Club, Fairhope, AL, May 27-30. Contact Holly Murray at holly@fairhopeyachtclub.com. Instructor Kevin Gunn. Little Washington Sailing School, Washington, NC, May 30June 2. Instructor Arn Manella. Contact Kevin Clancy at littlewashingtonsailing@gmail.com. Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County, Vero Beach, FL, May 30-June 2. Contact Mary Morgan at mary.morgan@ysfirc.org. Instructor Jabbo Gordon. Girl Scouts of Central Texas Mariners, Belton, TX, June 2-5. Contact Ann Berasley at ctxmariners@gmail.com. Instructor Stephen Gay. US SAILING SAFETY AT SEA SEMINARS Atlanta Yacht Club, Atlanta, GA, May 5-6. Katrina Blauvelt at katrina.blauvelt@gmail.com

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JUNIOR OLYMPIC SAILING FESTIVALS Go to www.ussailing.org, then Competition>Youth>Junior Olympics>Find a Junior Olympic Festival. Check online in case a new festival was scheduled, or view others further in the future. South Carolina Yacht Club, Hilton Head, SC, June 8-9. Radial, BIC, C420, Optimists. Contact Mark Newman at mnewman@scyachtclub.com. JUNIOR OLYMPIC WINDSURFING FESTIVALS Calema Windsurfing, Merritt Island, FL, June 29. Contact Susie and Tinho Dornellas at susie@calema.com

SAILBOAT AND TRAWLER RENDEZVOUS List your Rendezvous. Send to editor@southwindsmagazine.com

America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association Spring Rendezvous, Norfolk, VA, May 6-9 Educational seminars on navigation and information on the portion of the Loop between Norfolk and the Tennessee River (site of the fall rendezvous), presented by experienced cruisers. www.greatloop.org. Register early as this event is often sold out.

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2019 Hui Wharram Gathering, Florida Keys, May 17-19 The 15ish Florida Hui Wharram will take place back in the Florida Keys at the Lorelei restaurant in Islamorada. The Lorelei welcomes Wharramites to raft up off the beach. Beach catamarans will have easy shore access. The Lorelei will also host dinner under the white-top tent for a reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 18 (advanced registration required). A “Hui Wharram” or “Hui-owaa-Kaulaua-Wharram” is a gathering of Wharram boats and sailors. All boats welcome. All sailors welcome (with or without boats). The Hui is a wonderful opportunity to gather with fellow and future sailors, swap sea tales, reunite with old salts, make new friends and SAIL (weather permitting). To help us plan, RSVP to grsurfsail@yahoo.com or barsuzda@gmail.com. For information and location on the Lorelei, go to www.loreleicabanabar.com.

OTHER EVENTS 35th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet, May 3-5 This annual event is completely informal. Tides and weather are still the only organization. There are no planned events, signups or fees. For more info, contact Hugh Horton at (586) 215-7060, or huhorton@gmail.com. Everyone meets

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at City Park at 9am each day. A weekend of fun on the water, it brings meaning to the expression “messing around in boats.” Open to anyone, with no fees. All shallow draft boats are welcome: canoes and kayaks, catboats and catamarans; trimarans, rowboats and sailing dinghies; scows, sharpies and sampans; punts, pirogues, prams—and pirates’ yawlboats. www.cedarkey.org/event/2019-cedar-key-small-boat-meet

22nd Annual Catalina 22 Northern Gulf Coast Cruise, Fort Walton Beach, FL, May 10-17

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins, June 1-November 30 Go to page 19 for Hurricane information on the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

44th Annual Regatta Time in Abaco, June 25-July 4 “It’s a party every night...in a different location.”

The Catalina 22 National Sailing Association’s Fleet 77 of Fort Walton Beach, FL, hosts this cruise. This one-design event, open to all Catalina 22 sailors, attracts participants from across the country and Canada. www.catalina22.org>events

This annual regatta is one of the most famous in the Bahamas and Florida. The regatta goes on for 10 days with parties and racing on different islands. The event starts at Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour, then goes on to Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, Guana Cay, Treasure Cay, and the last stop on Green Turtle Cay with the Cheeseburger Party. Regatta organizers promote the event as, “It’s a party every night...in a different location.” For more information, go to www.regattatimeinabaco.com.

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Annual Summer Sailstice, Planet Earth, June 22-23

Not just a regatta, but lunch, racing and a raffle: A multihull regatta launching from Ocean Springs Yacht Club and racing out to Ship Island. The sailors lunch then race back. The final leg is the next day when there is another opportunity to beat the time around Deer Island! In addition, there is a FUNdraising raffle held to support sailing on the Gulf Coast. Sponsored by the Ocean Springs Yacht Club, 100 Beach Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS. (228) 875-1915. FREE. www.osyc.com .

The Annual Summer Sailstice, a sailing celebration of the Summer Solstice, will be held on the weekend of June 22-23, the closest Saturday to the Summer Solstice. There is no specific location of the Summer Sailstice except that it occurs on the planet Earth, in this solar system, where sailors can spend the day—or two days—sailing as a tribute to the solstice, which—astronomically—occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21 at 11:54am (EDT). For more infomation, go to www.summersailstice.com.

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RACING NEWS Racing News, Instruction, Southern Sailors, and National and International Regattas in the South For the complete southern racing schedules by region, go to the “Southern Regional Race Calendar” in the back of the magazine

RACE INSTRUCTION IN THE SOUTHEAST To list your race instruction courses in print (free listings for non-profit groups. A $25 fee to for-profit groups): editor@southwindsmagazine.com VIEW UPCOMING REGATTAS & EVENTS ON OUR WEBSITE – LIST YOUR REGATTA OR INSTRUCTION COURSE FREE View upcoming regattas and events in our online calendar. You can list your regatta course yourself on our online calendar for free with more information. Go to swindsmag.com, and click on EVENTS. US SAILING Race Management Courses in the Southeast: US SAILING has seminars around the country on: Race Officers; Umpires; Judges; and Classifiers. Information, prerequisites, and enrollment online available at www.ussailing.org/competition/rules-officiating. Check the website, as classes are sometimes created at the last minute—long after our press deadline, and some fill up quickly.

the beautiful St. Johns has challenged thousands of sailors through the years, as they test their skills against the river’s currents, bends and changing winds. Boats compete for the coveted Mug or to win one of the 50 class trophies. All sailboats with masts less than 44 feet are eligible for the main (south) course. This year, there is a separate race for boats with masts taller than 44 feet. This north course will run from the Buckman Bridge near the Rudder Club to Green Cove Springs, returning north to the main finish line just south of the Buckman Bridge. See the NOR for details. The main race starting line in Palatka has moved about three miles north of the downtown bridge, just east of Crystal Cove Resort. This new venue provides launching, docking, parking, overnight accommodations, restaurant, bar and entertainment—all in one location. The Rudder Club will transport all catamaran Cat Trax from the resort to the Rudder Club. On Thursday night, May 2, Green Cove Springs Marina will host the Half Way Party with plenty of food, music and beer. Race registration, skippers meeting and festivities will be held at Crystal Cove Marina on Friday evening. Saturday night will be the after race party at the Rudder Club, with their famous breakfast and awards ceremony on Sunday. For information, the NOR and updates go to www.RudderClub.com, and www.regattanetwork.com/event/18386,

One Day Race Management Seminar Sea Star Base Galveston, June 1. Contact David Gaston at dgaston@ssbgalveston.org. Instructor Jack Yoes.

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Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals June-July See calendar section, just before this section.

66th Annual Mug Race, Jacksonville, FL, May 4 The Rudder Club of Jacksonville hosts this race, touted as the longest river sailboat race in America. The race along Cruising & Sailing Florida, The Southeast & The Bahamas

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RACING NEWS & REGATTAS 10th Annual Bone Island Regatta, West Florida to Key West, May 15-18 This is a Boat of the Year race for the Sarasota Bay Yachting Association. This regatta has two start locations, Sarasota and Tampa Bay, both starting on May 15, times to be determined. Multihulls and monohulls. All boats must hold a current, valid WFPHRF rating. Entry fee is $125 through March 31, then $150 through April 30 and $175 starting May 1. Final deadline for entry is 5pm May 12. Entry fee includes one T-shirt and one dinner ticket for the Awards Dinner. For more information, contact info, NOR and to register online, go to www.boneislandregatta.com.

Melges 24 U.S. National Championship, Fairhope, AL, May 22-26 The Fairhope Yacht Club is hosting this event. Check-in is on May 22-23 with a practice day held on May 23. Racing begins on Friday May 24 at 11am, continuing at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. Up to three races will be held each day, with a fourth race held if weather disrupted sail-

ing on previous days. For more information and registration, go to www.yachtscoring.com and search for “melges 24.” www. fairhopeyachtclub.com

15th Annual Commodore’s Cup, Tampa Sailing Squadron, Apollo Beach, FL, June 8 The 15th Annual Commodore’s Cup will be hosted by Tampa Sailing Squadron on June 8 in Apollo Beach. Following the racing is the Commodore’s Cup Awards Dinner and party. Racing classes: Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Racer Cruiser, Cruising and Mother Lode. The Mother Lode class does not require a PHRF rating. Boats are assigned a rating based on their equipment and the captain’s experience. A pre-race skippers meeting and party, featuring keg beer, starts at 5pm Friday, June 7, at the squadron clubhouse. For additional information, contact Gary Mull at tssregatta@gmail.com. Cell: 813-586-4279. For NOR and a discount for early registration, go to sail-tss.org.

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NEWS FROM AROUND THE SOUTH & THE WORLD OF SAILING & BOATING Send us news, including business press releases, to editor@southwindsmagazine.com. We need to receive them by the 1st of the month preceding publication. Contact us if later (it most likely will get in, but not certain). Okeechobee Water Level Goes Down About 13 Inches Since March As of press date in early April, Lake Okeechobee was at 11.70 feet above sea level. This makes the navigational depth for Route 1, which crosses the lake, 5.64 feet, and the navigational depth for Route 2, which goes around the southern coast of the lake, 3.84 feet. Bridge clearance at Myakka was about 52 feet. For those interested in seeing the daily height of the lake, navigation route depths and bridge clearance, go to http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml (copy this address exactly as it is here with upper and lower cases).

Florida Couple Steal Boat, Sail to Cuba, Go to Jail

Kaisosi, a 40-foot Admiral, the boat that was stolen in March 2018 and sailed to Cuba (people in photo are not the thieves). Photo courtesy Monroe County Sheriff’s office.

The Miami Herald reported that on March 30, 2018, a Florida Keys couple—a 46-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman—kayaked up to a moored 40-foot catamaran in Newfound Harbor near Big Pine Key, boarded the boat and sailed to Cuba. In Cuba, the couple was detained by Cuban authorities, partly because they entered Cuban waters without permission or papers. Cuban authorities soon contacted the U.S. Coast Guard that the vessel had been detained and negotiated with U.S. authorities to return the couple and the boat to the U.S.—but they weren’t returned until they spent six months in a Cuban prison.

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The couple first claimed that they thought the boat was abandoned, but later admitted that they knew it wasn’t because of the good condition the boat was in, admitting that they knew they were stealing the boat. They also claimed that they were planning to return the boat “after taking a honeymoon”—and that they hoped to return the boat to where they found it, avoiding any trouble. After their time in jail in Cuba, they were flown back to the U.S. in September 2018. They then faced a U.S. District Court judge who sentenced them to 2 1/2 years in prison. The couple asked the judge to give them credit for the six months in the Cuban prison, but the judge refused to do so and gave them the maximum sentence allowed. Their jail time will be followed by three years of court supervision (the judge also recommended they complete a substance abuse program). They will also have to pay the boat’s owner for damages to the boat, an amount that has not yet been determined. The boat was reported stolen on March 30—the day that the Keys couple stole it. The Seven Seas Cruising Association put out a radio call to vessels in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and Georgia to be on the lookout for the boat. Within days, the vessel was found in Cuba and Cuban officials arrested the couple. The boat’s owner credited social media and the boating community with the return of the boat. The owner had bought the 40-foot Admiral in August 2017 to retire on, but after Hurricane Irma hit the Keys in September 2017, Cisneros, a Keys contractor decided to stick around and help his customers recover from the storm.

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Blue Origin Ship Docked in Pensacola LPV, formerly named Stena Freighter, was docked in Pensacola recently to be refitted for use as a landing vessel for the first-stage boosters of the New Glenn launch space vehicle that is planned to be launched no earlier than 2021. Blue Origin, the company owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, purchased the 600-foot ship in 2018. It has special stabilization equipment so the boosters can land even in rough seas while the ship is underway. Power and Sail side by side. Sail is still taller. Blue Origin’s landing platform ship, LPV. Shown in the inset is American Magic’s America’s Cup training boat, The Mule, which was recently based in Pensacola for the winter near the ship. Photos by Julie Connerley. Read more about American Magic in Pensacola on page 27.

U.S Dept. of State Issues Travel Advisory for the Bahamas In February, the U.S. Dept. of State issued this travel advisory for The Bahamas - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution: Exercise increased caution in The Bahamas due to crime. Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault, is common, even during the day and in tourist areas. Although the family islands are not crime-free, the vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence and

Grand Bahama islands. U.S. government personnel are not permitted to visit the Sand Trap area in Nassau due to crime. Activities involving commercial recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated. Watercraft are often not maintained, and many companies do not have safety certifications to operate in The Bahamas. Jet-ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists. As a result, U.S. government per-

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sonnel are not permitted to use jet-ski rentals on New Providence and Paradise Islands. Read the advisory and the Safety and Security section on the country information page (www.travel.state.gov> Find International Travel Information> Country Information> Bahamas). If you decide to travel to The Bahamas: • Exercise caution in the area known as “Over the Hill” (south of Shirley Street) and the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay in Nassau, especially at night. • Do not answer your door at your hotel/residence unless you know who it is. • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) (www.step.state.gov) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. • Review the Crime and Safety Report for The Bahamas (www.osac.gov, then search for Bahamas Crime & Safety Report). • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency and medical situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. (www.travel.state.gov> International Travel> Before You Go) You can also find this advisory with hyperlinks to the U.S. Government pages on the Cruising the Bahamas page at www.southwindsmagazine.com (go to Resources).

Update on Bahamas Boat Inspections In the September 2018 issue, we reported—based on a BoatU.S. Magazine article—that the Bahamas is increasing boat inspections, and doing so in the out islands is a new policy. The article told of a couple who were boarded in a remote bay in the Abacos. They told of an aggressive inspection that found they had one less shotgun shell than originally declared when they entered the country. They paid a $300 fine on the spot and were told that if they didn’t pay right then they would have to appear in court and possibly spend time in jail. They were given a receipt for the money. After hearing about the incident, BoatU.S. contacted Bahamian officials, inquiring about the inspection and fine. In the February/March issue of BoatU.S. Magazine, an update on the incident reported that five months later, a Bahamian official replied that they did a thorough investigation and that the customs unit that inspected the boat and levied the fine followed all protocol and the issue was handled properly. BoatU.S. stated that rules for entering The Bahamas must be followed and that the government is very strict about firearms. BoatU.S. recommends that boaters go to Boatus.com/crossing-the-border, to learn the rules and recommendations. They also recommend that everyone carry cash onboard in case fines are levied, since it appears the choice is pay on the spot or go to court. If anyone wants to contest the fine, it should be done afterwards. BoatU.S. asks all boaters to report boarding and inspection incidents at consumerprotection@boatus.com. SOUTHWINDS would also like to hear about it to help spread the word, contact editor@southwindsmagazine.com or editor@swindsmag.com).

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Atlantic Hurricane Season 2019 June 1 through November 30 By Steve Morrell

Predictions from the Experts Every year, the experts who study hurricanes make predictions as to how many tropical storms there will be. But they’ve only been seriously studying these storms for 120plus years, and in my mind, that’s not much of a database, especially since their data was quite limited during the first half of that period (before modern science, computers, satellites and airplanes got involved). That’s why I don’t believe we should arrange our lives around these predictions. Even the experts acknowledge they aren’t sure and this year is no exception; they disagree on whether it will be a strong season or a weak one. Consequently, I won’t be printing their predictions, because there is too much disagreement and uncertainty among them. This uncertainty in predicting became especially true after the big storm seasons of 2004 and 2005. Many experts believed we were in a period of fewer storms when those years hit. They should keep trying, of course, but we should keep in mind what we can count on pretty reliably: the season begins on June 1 and ends on Nov. 30; you don’t get hurricanes (and if you do, they are weak ones) before August 1 and after mid-October: and the traditional height of the season is around Sept. 11.

What Boaters Need to Know What is the chance of getting hit? The annual hurricane predictions don’t tell you much about where the storms will hit, but about how many tropical storms will develop and how many of those will reach hurricane level and, of those, how many will be major storms. But for all practical purposes, the only thing boat owners need to know is how to prepare. Below are my predictions—all based on what you need to do and chances of getting hit. I created these predictions after the 2004-05 storm years, and this year, I print them again. Our website hurricane pages have a good and simple plan for protecting your boat, along with a wealth of other information with links to other plans, information and weather websites, stories of success and failure in boat preparation and even hurricane drink recipes (often essential to calm the nerves, as long as you don’t overdo it). I believe it is one of the best resources out there. Don’t Think Tropical Storms Can’t do Much Damage On Sept. 11, 2001, a depression formed in the Gulf off the southwest coast of Florida. It was declared Tropical Storm Gabrielle on Sept. 13 and came ashore on Sept. 14 in Venice. Even though it was only a tropical storm, it sunk many boats, both sail and power, at the Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton, FL, because it hit at high tide, bringing in a high storm surge. The storm crossed the state to the northeast, then became a Hurricane in the Atlantic, causing havoc in Florida before it headed northeast into the Atlantic. It received little publicity, overshadowed by the terrorist events of 9/11. Cruising & Sailing Florida, The Southeast & The Bahamas

Morrell Hurricane Predictions for Boaters for This Year You can use these predictions every year for the rest of your life. Winds from 39 to 73 mph, up to 4 feet of surge (tropical storm) High probability: from a direct hit or from the outer bands of a stronger storm. Easy to prepare your boat for. Winds from 74 to 95 mph, 4-5 feet of surge (category 1) Good probability: from a direct hit or from the outer edges of a stronger storm. Easy to prepare your boat for. Winds from 96 to 110 mph, 6-8 feet of surge (category 2) Reasonable chance: from a direct hit or from the outer edges of a stronger storm. Easy to prepare your boat for. Winds from 111 to 130 mph, 9-12 feet of surge (category 3) Small chance: from a direct hit or from the outer edges of a stronger storm. Easy, but even more preparation work required. You will likely suffer some damage, but you can minimize it enough that you can take your boat sailing after you put the sails back on. Winds from 131 to 155 mph, 13-18 feet of surge (category 4)—or above 155 mph, 18 feet and up surge (category 5) Very small chance: from a direct hit or category 4 winds from the outer edges of a category 5 storm. This will take a lot more prep work, but possible to survive with not too much damage if you are prepared and get lucky at the same time. If you don’t prepare and get lucky, it will be as if you didn’t get lucky, so prepare and hope for luck. If it’s a strong storm and lots of surge and you take everything off the boat you can, you will have that stuff, like sails, canvas, knives, spoons, forks and miscellaneous gear, for your next boat. The Best Hurricane Plan In making a plan to protect and save your boat, remember this as the most important thing you need to know: “A bad plan carried out is better than a good plan not carried out. Make your plan so you will carry it out.” Go to the SOUTHWINDS hurricane pages at www. southwindsmagazine.com and learn about the most important aspects of creating a plan to protect your boat. Read the first article, “A Good and Simple Plan for Your Boat.” SOUTHWINDS May 2019

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Windlass to Boatless By Bill Cullen TIPS AND GUIDELINES:

Maxwell Anchor Windlass. Photo courtesy Maxwell Marine.

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hile in town on Martinique, I ran into a cruising couple with a good tale about their boat taking off without them. They had anchored their boat, set the hook and gone into town that morning. Upon returning they looked out in the anchorage but didn’t see their boat. “There must be a mistake. We know it was right here.” You can imagine the anxious moments that followed. Had it drifted out to sea? Was it stolen? It turns out that while they were off the boat, their windlass switch had activated all by itself, retrieving the anchor from the bottom. Once the anchor was all the way up, the boat began to drift out to sea. Luckily, a local had spotted the boat drifting off and had retrieved it and secured it to a mooring a few hundred yards up the coast. Talk about relief, but how could this possibly happen and could it happen to you? Upon investigation it was found that the spring in the foot switch (that holds the contact up) had rusted through and caused the contact to drop down and engage. The windlass came on and up came the anchor. When telling this story to another couple, they were told that they had a similar incident, but their windlass turned on in the “out” position, dumping all their chain and then burning up the windlass motor. There are probably other stories about windlasses turning on by themselves. It could have been a shorted remote switch, something falling onto the foot switch in the anchor locker or a switch full of water. So what is the lesson here? When not in use or when you go ashore, turn off the breaker to the windlass, for goodness sake! Here are a few other reminders from Maxwell, a manufacturer of windlasses. You can substitute the word snubber for chainstopper, if you’d like.

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• Be sure the windlass has been correctly specified and installed. • The windlass should be used in conjunction with a chainstopper of the appropriate size. • Run the boat engine while raising or lowering the anchor. Not only is this a safety precaution, it also helps minimize the drain on the batteries. • Always motor up to the anchor while retrieving the rode. Do not use the windlass to pull the boat to the anchor. • If the anchor is fouled, do not use the windlass to break it out. With the chainstopper taking the load, use the boat’s engine to break the anchor loose. • Do not use the windlass as a bollard! In all but the lightest conditions, engage the chainstopper or bollard after completing the anchoring maneuver. This will avoid damage to the gearbox and possible bending of the stainless steel shaft. • In heavy weather conditions, always use a heavy anchor snub or stop from the chain directly to a bollard or firmly fixed deck cleat. • NEVER use the windlass or chainstopper as a mooring point. • Always turn the isolator switch “OFF” before leaving the boat. • When using the windlass, do not switch immediately from one direction to the other without waiting for the windlass to stop as this could damage the windlass. • Do not depend on the windlass to hold the anchor in its bow roller. A nylon line or an alternative anchor tension system should be used to secure the anchor to its stowed position when underway and will need to be removed before operation of the windlass. Alternatively, a pin through the bow roller and the shank can be used for securing. • Correct fit of chain-to-chain wheel is essential for the windlass to operate properly. Most sailors set their anchors by backing down on them. You should not do this with the load of the anchor chain or line directly on the windlass. Anchor windlasses are designed to do one thing: To haul up an anchor chain with an anchor on the end. That’s it. Backing down with the line on the windlass can be hard on the gears, the shaft, or the mounting integrity. If you will be attaching a snubber anyway, just attach it prior to backing down. There’s more to it than just stepping on the “up” or “down” switch and an occasional fresh-water rinse. Follow your manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance and care to keep your windlass working smoothly, and it will be there when you really need it. Abuse it and unusual things might happen at the worst possible times. Your boat may even sail off without you. www.southwindsmagazine.com


Pensacola Focus of America’s Cup Contender By Julie B. Connerley

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ew York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, chose Pensacola as its winter training base. A half-scale model prototype called The Mule, a test car moniker, is experimenting with design and performance for the foiling monohull being built for the prestigious title of the world’s oldest international sporting competition. The Mule, along with 45 of the 130-member American Magic team, arrived in Pensacola last December. But how did the team wind up on the Gulf Coast of Florida, an America’s Cup practice venue not visited since 1970? Unlike a “perfect storm” in which a critical or disastrous situation is created by a powerful concurrence of factors—a trifecta of circumstances resulted in the syndicate’s decision to train in Pensacola. That trifecta began in July 2018. As part of the Optimist Nationals (USODA), hosted by Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC), American Magic Team Principal and CEO Hap Fauth and team sailors Bora Gulari and Caleb Paine gave an inspiring America’s Cup presentation to approximately 500 youth, coaches and family members at Pensacola’s historic Saenger Theater. It was their first visit to Pensacola Bay—one of the nation’s largest natural deep-water bays. The area enjoys consistent weather, flat water, a lack of on-shore high-rise development which affects wind patterns, and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Ideal for both commercial and recreational maritime activities, this sailor’s Mecca is becoming known as a premiere destination for national and international regattas. Home-based in Newport, RI, the American Magic syndicate had originally chosen Key West for their winter training grounds. However, an unexpected last minute snafu meant that choice was no longer an option. Over the next 48 hours, phone calls to PYC’s Tom Pace, rear commodore, and Talbot Wilson, media liaison, set a new plan in motion. The business community pulled together to assure American Magic that they not only had the perfect on-thewater location, but they had abundant off-the-water support, from crew housing to berthing accommodations at the Port of Pensacola. Schurr Sails, a nationally recognized sail loft, offered “cart blanche” access for anything, any time. And Vertec, Inc., a high-tech R&D and manufacturer of customized items used by medical, military and industrial customers, has worked with the team to overcome issues as they arise. PYC continues to provide logistics support as well. Area sailors, witnessing the five-member crew’s daily practices, have been respectful, keeping their distance as the “flying boat” can close the approximate six nautical miles distance from the Pensacola Bay Bridge to the turning basin at Pensacola Naval Air Station “in mere minutes." On Feb. 28, American Magic Team Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchison (a five-time America’s

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The Mule training on Pensacola waters in “normal sailing mode” with leeward foil providing lift, while the windward foil provides righting-moment. Photo copyright by Amory Ross.

Cup skipper), spoke to more than 175 PYC members and guests. He began by offering an analogy of Pensacola’s Naval Air Station’s history in the development of the seaplane, and their team’s development of this “flying boat.” He also summarized the team’s philosophy. “We want to establish an America’s Cup culture into the sailing community. In effect, to bridge the gap between Opti Sailing and the America’s Cup. College sailing is good for learning the basics,” Hutchison said, “but doesn't necessarily prepare one for knowing how to make a boat go fast. To be competitive on the water requires passion on shore as well." Regatta rules won't be finalized until August 30, 2020, but until then, some requirements are already in place— which, depending on where you sit, are stacked against American Magic. “The challenge,” Hutchison continued, “is to make it a winnable event. Designing the boat with expectations of modifying it as the regatta regulations are defined is just part of the process." Pensacola’s amenities for sailing, and the choice of American Magic to conduct training and testing here, is a testament to the community’s passion for the sport. We will hold Hutchinson to his promise to come back with the Cup and celebrate in Pensacola with a huge party! For more about the American Magic team visit www.americanmagic.com.

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Gratitude from Misadventure Mishaps and lessons learned on a short trip to Cumberland Island By Paul Trammell The ruins of the Carnegie mansion on Cumberland Island.

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y spotlight illuminates the surface of the dark water as I stand at the bow searching for crab traps while the tillerpilot steers; the Ortega River and our marina are behind us, and we’ve just entered the St. Johns River, about three miles upstream of downtown Jacksonville. It’s cold by Florida standards, even for a November pre-dawn

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morning. The stars are out, a light mist covers the water, and there’s no sign yet of the sunrise as I sail alone towards the Main Street Bridge, trying to make the 8am opening. I am planning to go out Fort George Inlet just east of Jacksonville and sail up the coast about 20 nautical miles to St. Mary’s Inlet to visit Cumberland Island, Georgia, before dark. I’ve never been there, but I hear it’s nice. Most of the island is a national park. At 11am I am sailing my 30-foot 1972 Dufour Arpege, Sobrius, out the inlet at the end of an outgoing tide. The wind is NNE at 10-15 knots, and with it is a 5- to 8-foot swell. The waves are large and confused; Sobrius rolls about like a bathtub toy. Whitewater explodes over the rock seawall to port. Offshore and heading north, I beat against wind and current for the rest of the day, making much worse time than I anticipated. Unfortunately, the sun is setting before we reach the outside buoys marking the long St. Mary’s Inlet on the south side of Cumberland Island. The tide is coming out fast and the waves are still 5-8 feet. It goes against my better judgment to enter an unfamiliar inlet after dark, but I really don’t want to stay in the ocean all night, and I can see the buoys that are lit. But as darkness takes over, the inlet becomes a forest of blinking lights: red, green, yellow, white. I consult the chartplotter to determine the flashing pattern of the next two buoys. Waves lift and roll my little ship as water rushes past the hull, causing the speed to fluctuate between 0 and 1.5 knots—even though the sails are full and the engine is running. Passing between the close pairs of buoys is unnerving—as we move laterally as much as we move forward. And my speed relative to the buoys is much less than my speed across the water. It’s disorienting. A few waves break over the stern, but I don’t want to look back, as I can’t risk getting off-course. All I can do is look forward and steer. This goes on for nearly two hours before we pass the jetty to the north, which blocks the waves. The water starts to calm down, and the buoys don’t disappear beneath the bow anymore. Soon the wind and waves are blocked by Cumberland Island; I feel a wonderful sense of peace now that we are inside. Although the outgoing tide still rushes by, the water is smooth as glass and the stars are out in full force; the night is beautiful. At 9pm I drop anchor in a little cove across from the Cumberland Island National Park visitors’ center. The following day, I explore the island and am captivated by the expanse of woods crisscrossed with hiking trails, the ruins of the Carnegie mansion “Dungeness,” and the fabled wild horses of Cumberland Island. www.southwindsmagazine.com


Sobrius, a 1972 Dufour Arpege 30.

I sleep peacefully aboard Sobrius, and the next morning I decide to take the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) back to the St. Johns River instead of the ocean. The forecast calls for 20knot winds, gusting to 35, and seas up to 10 feet. I feel like the ICW is the conservative choice, and I think it will be fun too, although I worry about its depth. The first part of the journey is a blast, sailing downwind at hull-speed, jibing in the narrow channel all morning. I pass shrimp boats, sailboats at anchor, and various victims of last summer’s Hurricane Irma up on the bank. The ICW widens and the wind increases as we approach Nassau Sound, which we must cross, between Amelia Island and Big Talbot Island. The water in the sound is shallow, and the channel heads seaward before turning 180 degrees toward the narrow entrance to Sisters Creek. I need to jibe after passing the last downwind buoy. I move to the other side of the cockpit, pull in the main, pull the tiller to me, steer with my knees, release the windward jib sheet and pull in on the leeward sheet. The jib swings halfway across the bow and stops, back-winded. The leeward sheet is caught on a turnbuckle. The current is trying to pull us out to sea, but the main is doing enough without the jib to keep us moving in the right direction. I steer us towards the upwind side of the

entrance to Sisters Creek. The channel is very narrow, but it looks like we’re going to make it, even though the backwinded jib is trying to push us to port and into the bank. We finally make the entrance and I turn us straight down the channel, leaving Nassau sound behind, but the jib sheet is still caught on the turnbuckle. As we are now going more downwind, the main is blanketing the jib enough that it isn’t under pressure. I set the autopilot, spring forward, and kick the sheet free, but as soon as it’s released, and I turn around to get back to the cockpit, Sobrius lurches to a halt, the bow falls, she rolls to port and turns 90 degrees to starboard. I grab a shroud to keep from falling overboard.

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the propeller shaft back into the transmission coupling and try to tighten the setscrew that holds it in place, but the screw is frozen. Back in the cockpit I run the engine and put it in forward. I see the turbulence created by the propeller and decide that as long as I don’t try to use reverse, I’ll at least have forward power. As a member of BoatUS, I decide to give them a call and get a free tow off the sandbar. They send a boat right away, and within a half hour I can see a flashing red light atop a boat coming from the north. It isn’t long before Sobrius is free from the sandbar. However, when I put her in gear, nothing happens. I check below and the prop shaft is gone this time, but since only a trickle of water is coming in through the shaft seal, I assume the propeller must be jammed against the skeg that supports the rudder, and thus the shaft is still partially in the boat. I put a softwood plug in the shaft seal and return to ride on deck as we are towed down the ICW. While being towed, we run aground again, this time right in the middle of the channel. Sobrius draws 4’ 8”. I make a mental note to never use this section of the ICW again. I used an entire roll of rigging tape in efforts to hold the prop shaft in place. BoatUS tows Sobrius all the way to Sisters Creek Dock, right by the St. Johns River, and we tie her safely to the dock, bow pointing out, at 4pm. I put on my wetsuit and get in the cold water. As expected, the propeller and shaft are still there, and bracing my feet against the skeg, I push the shaft back in. Inspecting the transmission coupling, I find that the setscrew has sheared off and is also frozen. But since it sheared close to its head, it’s now hollow, and I can see light through it. I need to jury-rig a fix, so I decapitate a small screw with bolt cutters, insert the headless screw into the hollow setscrew and push it into the prop-shaft with another setscrew. I’m only somewhat confident that as long as I don’t use reverse it will hold, and this is why we docked with Sobrius pointing out. The sun sets as I ponder my situation. I know we are safe here for the night, but I’m unsure what the best course of action is for tomorrow. Sleep is fitful, and I’m kept awake by my thoughts. I’m doing math in my head, thinking about the tides and bridge schedules. I wake determined to try to get home. It is 9am when I pull away from the dock and the strong current from the outgoing tide pulls us The new coupling is a split design with four large setscrews that clamp the cou- into the narrow channel. Sisters Creek Bridge, high pling firmly to the propeller shaft. fixed bridge, is about 100 yards away, downstream. I back off slightly on the throttle so I can raise the main before getting to the bridge, but as I do, the We are aground! engine vibration ceases. I throttle up, and the still water Back in the cockpit I assess the situation and discover behind us reveals that the propshaft has departed again, as that the water is deeper downwind of us. I pull in the sails we drift towards the bridge. and Sobrius heels way over, with the toerail almost in the I release the mainsheet, push the boom out so it points water—but we do not move. I try various techniques with downwind, and sprint to the mast where I pull on the main the sails and the engine, but we are held fast. halyard, hoping the mainsail goes up without its battens While trying to reverse off the sandbar, the sound of the snagging on the lazy-jacks. As the bridge and certain engine changes and its vibration decreases substantially. I destruction approach, the sail rises. I get back in the cockpit go below and confirm that the propeller has pulled the prop with just enough time to pull in the mainsheet, catch the shaft out of the transmission coupling. This was an issue I ample wind and steer us away from the bridge pilings and should have better solved when I bought Sobrius a year ago; through the bridge channel. Within moments, we are in the now my inadequate repair has returned to haunt me. I slide 30

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wide and deep St. Johns River, and it feels great to be out of the narrow and shallow ICW. I relax a little. I sail all day, and through the tiller I can feel the extra turbulence created by the out-ofplace propeller. I’m thankful for the skeg that has either prevented the propeller from wedging against the rudder or the entire shaft from falling out. I only have to tack upwind through one section of the river, which includes many failed attempts to cross through a wind shadow behind a huge container ship at port. By sunset, we are close to the Main Street Bridge and have two hours until the next opening at 8pm. I drop anchor, get back in the cold dark water and again push the prop-shaft back in. This time I have a new idea. I first clean the shaft and transmission coupling with paint thinner, to remove all of the oil and grease, then I push the shaft into the coupling and use an entire roll of rigging tape to hold them together. The tide is coming in now, and a strong current rips toward the bridge. I test forward and reverse, and this time the coupling holds. I pull up the anchor in the dark and motor around in circles, afraid to change the RPMs lest the shaft The old (on the left) and new fitting that holds the prop shaft. somehow comes out again. But all is well and we motor under the bridge and the next two. I hoist pling firmly to the propeller shaft. So far it has held firmly. the sails for the final leg back to the marina and again stand I am grateful that the transmission coupling failed at the bow watching for crab traps with a spotlight. when it did, for if it had not, I might have had the same The journey was not only an adventure, but also a useproblem on a remote island in the Bahamas four months ful sea trial from which I learned some important lessons: I later. Gratitude can, and should, be found in misadventure. have since tied lines from the shrouds to the lifelines so the jib sheets can’t snag on the turnbuckles; I now run the Paul Trammell sails his 1972 Dufour Arpege 30, Sobrius, out of engine whenever I’m in an inlet (as I should have in Nassau Jacksonville, FL, singlehanded, and is the author of Becoming a Sound); and I have replaced the transmission coupling, Sailor, a Singlehand Sailing Adventure, available on which I should have done a year ago. The new coupling is Amazon.com and Kobo.com. a split design with four large setscrews that clamp the cou-

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RACE REPORT practice boat, The Mule. First place winner in the Spinnaker A Class Atlantic Union II, skippered by Rachel Gillette, crossed paths with the American Magic team and both were thrilled with their foggy sighting. Close behind in the Spinnaker B Class was Phoenix, skippered by Tony By Kim Kaminski Nichols, taking first in his class. In the Non-Spinnaker Class, Coquina, skippered by Kim and Julie Connerley, took first. The second race in the series was held on March 9 at the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club in conjunction with their Rites of Spring Regatta (and Bay Championship Race #3). The race started with breezy conditions in winds 14 to 16 knots out of the northeast with occasional gusts up to 20 knots. One distance race was held, 11.86 miles for the Spinnaker Class and 8.38 miles for the Non-Spinnaker Class. Ten Spinnaker boats and four Non-Spinnaker boats raced. Close finish times occurred between each of the classes. In Spinnaker A, Rat Snake, skippered by Hunter Riddle, held the lead over Atlantic Union II, skippered by Paul and Rachel Gillette, by 2 minutes and 48 seconds. Phoenix, skippered by Tony Nichols, in the Spinnaker B Class took first over Ariadne, skippered by Linda Thompson, by 53 seconds. Fred Locke on Lockeness was triumphant in the Non-Spinnaker Class, winning the day by 55 seconds over Coquina. The final race of the series (and Bay ChampionRachel and Paul Gillette (left) and their crew on Atlantic Union II won the ship Race #4) was held on March 16 at the Pensacola 2019 Maxine Sansom Memorial Trophy Series for the Spinnaker Class. Yacht Club (which was also Maxine’s home yacht Three different races at three different yacht clubs challenged these racers club). The race saw a battle royal between White who battled hard to earn the top award. Photo by Kim Kaminski. Snake (Rat Snake) and Atlantic Union II. The weather conditions were wet and chilly with breezy conditions 14 to 16 knots out of the north, enticing the Yacht clubs from around the country sometimes focus on eight Spinnaker boats and three Non-Spinnaker boats out utilizing their facilities, their charity functions and their to compete. Two races were held with a 4.2-mile course for sailing regattas to honor the memory of distinguished the combined Spinnaker Class and a 2.2-mile course for members of their organization or community who have the Non-Spinnaker Class. In Race #1, White Snake (Rat passed away but have not been forgotten. The three yacht Snake) won first place by 2 minutes and 38 seconds over clubs in the Gulf Coast Region of Pensacola Bay have carAtlantic Union II, with Phoenix finishing in sixth (after surried on that “memorial” tradition with their annual sailing viving a nasty broach during the race). series known as the Maxine Sansom Memorial Trophy In Race #2, Phoenix rose from the ashes and captured Series. The series was created to honor Maxine Sansom first by 29 seconds over White Snake (Rat Snake) and Reach who was a vital member of the sailing community’s race Around, skippered by Jeff Hunt (both boats tied for posicommittee and a valued member to each of the three yacht tion), and by 36 seconds over Atlantic Union II, dropping clubs in the area: the Pensacola Yacht Club, the Navy both of the closest competitors to third and fourth place, Yacht Club of Pensacola and the Pensacola Beach Yacht respectively—with a difference of only seven seconds Club. between the two of them. But, after all the dust had settled, The first race is also held in conjunction with the Navy Atlantic Union II walked away with the Overall Spinnaker Yacht Club’s first race of their sailing season (the Class for the Maxine Sansom Memorial Trophy Series by Commodore’s Cup Race #1) and in conjunction with the earning one first-place finish, two second-place finishes newly adopted Pensacola Bay Championship Series. and a fourth. On Feb. 23, the first race was held at the Navy Yacht Participants can race in one race, two out of three races Club with nine boats in fog and fair breezes—seven or in all three races of the series; however, the overall troSpinnaker boats divided into two classes, a five-mile phy goes to a participant of all three races. As for the Noncourse and two Non-Spinnaker boats sailing a 5.62-mile Spinnaker Class…Lockeness won the first race, Arcadia, course around the bay. Due to weather concerns—fog in skippered by Bob Kriegel, won the second race, but the morning and thunderstorms expected in the afterCoquina earned the Overall Non-Spinnaker Class for the noon—they were able to squeeze in only one race to start Maxine Sansom Memorial Trophy Series with one firstoff the series. Even though the conditions were not ideal, place finish and three second-place finishes. everyone enjoyed the opportunity to sail—and to see the For complete individual race results visit: American Magic team (Read more about American Magic www.regattanetwork.com in Pensacola on page 27) out practicing in the fog on their

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The Florida Women’s Sailing Association’s 46th Annual Rainbow Regatta, Clearwater, FL, March 18 By Lynn B Paul Eight Clubs spanning the west coast of Florida from Dunedin to Venice, FL, raced in this regatta, held at the Clearwater Sailing Center. The Bowchasers of Clearwater Yacht Club and the Windlasses of Dunedin hosted the event. They planned and executed a smooth running ship from the crack of dawn to the late afternoon awards. A new system was introduced whereby the racecourses were set first, then the race committee captains radioed in to land to blast the horn to launch the 79 boats. Sailing under cloudy skies and winds of 15-17 knots, 43 Sunfish, 20 Optis and 16 Prams sailed three races in three hours. It was the luck of the Irish that the front bringing in strong rainstorms held off for one day. First place in Sunfish was won Sailors ranging in age from 50 to 79 sailed in the 46th Rainbow Regatta in Clearwater, FL, by Amanda Hus of Davis Island in March. Photo by Lynn Paul. Yacht Club. The Opti first-place fessional with horns, flags, timers and phoning-in race winner was Mary Ellen Fiore of Dunedin, and first in the results. Thanks to all of the committees. Prams was Lori Leadbetter of St. Petersburg Yacht Club. These sailors range in age from 50 to 79. They are tenaThe two computer sailors on shore took and scored the cious and will be back next year. final results perfectly. The race committee boats were pro-

St. Augustine Race Week, St. Augustine, FL, March 23-30 By Capt. Robert Beringer Cover: Kotchka, a Hinckley 38, sailing in the Performance Non-Spinnaker Class. Photo by Robert Beringer. A nor’easter blew, so the offshore boats were wisely brought in to the Tolomoto River for the first two days. This meant lots of speed and small waves and an almost knockdown for this boat.

St. Augustine, since 1565 it’s been all about boats and sailing. For the 40 boats that competed in this first big regatta of the northeast Florida sailing season, it was déjà vu all over again. Bright, clear skies, wind blowing hard from the northeast and boats flying across the course. There was even another collision, but more on that later. The fifth edition of Race Week, hosted Cruising & Sailing Florida, The Southeast & The Bahamas

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RACE REPORT For the 40 boats that competed in this first big regatta of the northeast Florida sailing season, it was déjà vu all over again. Bright, clear skies, wind blowing hard from the northeast and boats flying across the course.

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by First Coast Sailing Association, kicked off March 23 with the Youth Sailing Regatta which was moved from the Sunday after, to Sunday before the big boats. Crowds lined up along the bayfront to watch 22 young sailors race around the marks between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos—or the “Old Fort,” which is easier to say. The intent of Race Week is to engage the entire community and families of the visiting sailors in a week-long celebration of sailing which showcases the Ancient City’s extensive waterfront resources. And it all happens because of the incredible service from dozens of hard-working volunteers. This time of year the weather can be feisty. A nor’easter blew through the day before and the inlet looked like the mouth of the Columbia River (in Oregon, a really scary place). So the offshore boats were wisely brought in to the Tolomoto River for the first two days. This meant lots of speed, small waves and dry crews. Everybody wins. As in last year, the first day was a wild one with wind in the mid-twenties and a strong tide running. Boats were frequently overpowered as they darted up and down the course, railmeat crews staring straight up into the blue sky. The top finishers back to defend their titles included Madalin Keeble on Snowgoose, Dan Floryan on Ariel, Brianne Petit-Muller on Veria and Paul Hellings on Girl Dog. What a way to finish: Racing requires an incredible sense of concentration and awareness, you can never let your guard down for a second. On day one, a boat did just that and collided with, of all things, the committee boat. There were some bent stanchions, but both boats survived and carried on. High fives should always wait until AFTER you hear the finish horn. If you like the pics that are with this story they come due to the kind hospitality of Jay and Lisa Miller who hosted the media types onboard their Mikelson 43, Gullwing, running it up and down the line as the sailboats raced, trying to stay out of everybody’s way. It’s always great to have Pusser’s Rum as a sponsor because, well, they bring along so much of their fine product! At the conclusion of day one and two, it was time to party like a sailor at Meehan’s big party tent located back at www.southwindsmagazine.com


Bigtime, an S2 10.3 out of Jacksonville, FL, took second in the Performance Boats Spinnaker class.

Municipal Marina, newly rebuilt from damage suffered in recent hurricanes. The rum poured, the bands played, the people danced. “That’s our goal,” reflected race chairman Dan Floryan, “to let the public know that there’s something in St. Augustine called ‘Race Week’ and that the parties are open to the public, and they can come down and share the excitement and fun with the racers.” If you look around the room at most yacht clubs these days you know that we have an aging problem in this sport. Young people aren’t buying boats and sailing like we “boomers” did, and it’s crucial that the sailing community constantly reaches out to kids to show them the joy of sailing. That’s why the most important thing Race Week accomplishes is that all proceeds benefit the JDM Youth Sailing Scholarship Fund, which sends disadvantaged youths to local summer sailing camps around the Northeast Florida region. On day three, the wind faded to the lightest puffs and the offshore fleet struggled to finish before the closing ceremony at the venerable St. Augustine Yacht Club, where awards were distributed by race officer Adam Norwood and rivalries renewed as the sun sank behind the lighthouse in this historic seaport.

Results Performance Boats - Spinnaker: 1, Avenger, Carrera 290, Gary Van Tassel; 2, Hillbilly, J/92, Bradley Stowers; 3, KAOS, Hobie 33, Rich Brew Performance Boats. Performance Non-Spinnaker: 1, Snow Goose, Beneteau Oceanis 351, Madalin Keeble; 2, Ariel, Hunter 386, Daniel Floryan; 3, Actaea, Hinckley B40, Tony Harwell; Cruising Boats Spinnaker: 1, Naut-on-Call, Beneteau Oceanis 381, Eddie Evans; 2, Obsession, Morgan 41, Norman L Church; 3, Flamingo 1, Beneteau Oceanis 35, Carl Kennon Cruising Boats. Cruising Non-Spinnaker; 1, Veria, Luders 36, Brianne Petit-Muller; 2, Monkey’s Uncle, Hunter 45, Carter Quillen; 3, Shadowfax, Pearson 27, Guy Anderson. Multihull: 1, Carpe Diam, Diam 24, Brian Cramer. Youth Regatta: 1, William Weinbecker/Wes Myler; 2, Bridget Monahan/Tia Shoening; 3, Kai Priester/Finn Gardener

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Community Cruising Gregarious. Engaged. Supportive; and active. The Cruising Club of Charleston has been bringing sailors together for nearly 50 years. By Dan Dickison The annual Fourth of July raft-up is an occasion for full colors. Photo courtesy Cruising Club of Charleston.

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ead over to Mrs. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails in the West Ashley section of Charleston, SC, on the first Thursday evening most every month and you’ll hear a bit of ruckus emanating from the private dining room just off the main entrance. Sometimes you’ll catch speeches. Sometimes announcements. And sometimes awards. But almost always you’ll witness joviality as members of the Cruising Club of Charleston (CCC) enjoy each other’s company at one of their monthly gatherings. Mrs. Rose’s is the de facto headquarters for this organization, which has been going strong for almost 50 years. (SOUTHWINDS last reported on the CCC in the August 2008 issue.) Despite its longevity—the club was established in 1972—the organization owns no real property and exists solely (as we stated in 2008) “on paper, on the Web, and in the hearts of its members.” These monthly gatherings— along with the 12 cruises that the steering committee orchestrates each year for its 50-odd members—are what the club is all about. According to Florance Anderson, who became the club’s commodore in early March, “We get together to enjoy being on the water and each other’s company. For me, the club is about using one’s resources. You have to own a boat to be a member of this club, and the club

requires you to maintain your vessel so that you can go on these overnight cruises or longer cruises. We use our monthly meetings to educate the membership on boating skills and maritime issues. Yes, the club has rules and bylaws that articulate its purpose, but it’s essentially all about fun, friendship and learning.” That learning she mentions transpires mostly by way of presentations from regional and local experts along with experienced members. One month they may hear from a staff member at the state’s Department of Natural Resources; the next it may be a presentation by the executive director of a local sailing nonprofit such as Charleston Community Sailing; and the following month could feature a member who’s returned from cruising some exotic destination. At each month’s meeting, says Anderson, details about the upcoming cruise are shared. Three times a year, these “cruises” are land-based. In February, there’s an annual oyster roast. In August, the club stages a luau. And during the winter holidays, there’s a Christmas party. Another aspect of membership, says Anderson, is volunteering. Nearly every month, members are informed about opportunities to support various maritime events. In recent years, she says, CCC members have volunteered at the 2017 Tall Ships event in Charleston, the 2018 edition of

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CCC members enjoying themselves on a recent cruise. Dick Trammell photo.

Sailing Heals, the Department of Natural Resources Oyster Renourishment Program, the Leukemia Cup Regatta, Sperry Charleston Race Week and Veterans on Deck. Late this winter, a few days after Anderson was installed as commodore, club members took their monthly cruise, this time to Church Creek, a small waterway that encircles the eastern end of Wadmalaw Island. Late in the day on Saturday, one after another, the six sailboats and three powerboats participating dropped anchor near the confluence of Church Creek and the Wadmalaw River. Surrounded by marshlands of Spartina grass, they all settled in to enjoy a serene sunset. Sometimes these gatherings are tandem cruises, and sometimes the members arrive via different routes at different times. But always, one boat has been pre-determined as the host boat. So, as soon as everyone’s respective vessel is securely anchored, the members hop in their dinghies and make their way over to the host boat around cocktail time for libations, snacks and the camaraderie that underlies all of the CCC’s activities. Another member is Greg Williamson, a local yacht broker who owns Ashley Yachts. He and his wife Katie have been palling around with the CCC crowd for roughly seven years now, attending most of the cruises on board their Bristol 40 yawl. Williamson says that what he likes best about participating is that signature moment when everyone has arrived and all the boats are anchored. It’s that moment, he says, when everyone descends on the host boat and cuts their dinghy engines. Just about then, when everyone piles into the cockpit or on deck and they’re eating drinking and laughing, that, he says, is what the club is all about. “My wife Katie and I really love being part of this club,” explains Williamson. “We think it’s cool because it gets people to use their boats. What we see all the time is boats languishing in the slip. Everyone who buys a boat has a dream, and it often doesn’t work that way. This club gets you out of your slip once a month and fosters camaraderie and support. That helps everyone. It gets us on the water and out at anchor at least once a month, and that’s really nice.” As an officer of the club—his role is official navigator— Williamson has specific duties. He has to line up the host boat for each cruise and help the steering committee decide where to go on cruises. He helps decide what anchorages to use and what schedule to follow. He’s also in charge of disseminating basic information about the weather forecast and any special conditions for the cruise. “The other part of my job,” he says with a chuckle, “is to be in charge of the liquor locker. I have to make sure that it gets put on board the host boat prior to each cruise, and I have to make sure that it’s properly stocked. That’s really important.” Don’t let Williamson’s jest give you the wrong impression. These mariners are a pretty accomplished group. Cruising & Sailing Florida, The Southeast & The Bahamas

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The Bahamas by Mailboat: MailBoat II Voyage aboard Legacy plus more! By Fred Braman

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e’ve done this before! In 2017, I and two old college friends ventured around several Bahamian islands riding mailboats, the essential nautical connector of this 700island nation scattered over 100,000 square miles of Atlantic Ocean. It’s sort of like our interstate highway system, only wet. In our first mailboat trip (called “MailBoat” in The Bahamas), starting from Nassau, we went to Long Island, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, and Spanish Wells. The trips were chronicled in the December 2017, and January and February 2018 issues (available on the “Cruising the Bahamas” page at www.southwindsmagazine.com). In MailBoat II, we went to different islands, and our crew grew to seven, because on this trip the old mailboat hands took on some youngsters. Mike, our baby, was only 70! The “hub and spoke” system of mailboats is centered in Potters Cay, a small sprite of an island beneath the high-rise bridges connecting Nassau with Paradise Island. The boats visit the Bahamas Out-Islands weekly and carry everything needed for daily living. Having ridden mailboats before, we were a bit more knowledgeable this time and had at least our first trip organized. We had exchanged emails with the Dean Shipping Company, owner of several boats, including the mail vessel (M/V) Legacy, and we were on their schedule. The Deans are an iconic mailboat family, having been in the business for 70 years. Dean’s spokeswoman, Kendra Whylly, a sweet lady to be sure, arranged our visit and our voyage was scheduled for departure on February 12 to Marsh Harbour in the Abaco Islands. Legacy is a new and modern mailboat, built for the trade. Her name commemorates the long Dean mailboat history started by Capt. Ernest Dean, who built the family’s first mailboat of wood by hand in 1949. The family is still at it; we met Ernest Dean, a son, and Myron Ernest Dean, a grandson. The patriarch lived to see his “legacy” grow and prosper before he passed in 2010

at age 95. The legacy continues. Arriving from several states, we seven congregated in Nassau. After arrival, Capt. Ernest Dean, the patriarch’s son, met us at the boat for a preliminary tour. Mailboats are mostly cargo vessels that carry a few passengers, plus mail! Captain Ricky Barnett showed us around, and we picked out our bunk beds for the coming trip. We arrived early on the morning of departure, looking forward to experiencing once again the “havoc” that is Potters Cay and watch the Legacy load. Tuesday is the biggest mailboat departure day, and Potters was a virtual choreography of cargo handling activity with items of every description arriving in every conceivable type of vehicle. The “load” is a big part of the mailboat experience and we watched it all afternoon. We were invited on board an hour before our 6pm departure. Our carry-on suitcases were palletized for the trip and we carried the few essentials we would need for the overnight trip in backpacks. Capt. Ricky showed us our rooms, and we were underway in Nassau Harbour as the Sun touched the horizon. We would see Ole Sol again in the early morning as we approached Man-Of-War Cut from the deep water into the Sea of Abaco where several popular

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Legacy being loaded with packed containers, cars, and anything that will fit. Loading is a virtual choreography of cargo handling activity with items of every description arriving in every conceivable type of vehicle. The “load” is a big part of the mailboat experience and we watched it all afternoon. Photo by Dave Blake.

Bahamas islands are located in close proximity. We had enjoyed the trip, getting to know both the crew and the other few passengers as we all had dinner together, then spent a comfortable night. It would prove to be our favorite trip as the Dean family and the Legacy’s crew took great care of us! In mailboat travel, most routes are 12-16 hours and are

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best begun at dusk for an early morning arrival at your destination, especially important if you don’t have anywhere to stay when you get there. Later in the trip we would experience how important that timing would be. Legacy left Potters Cay on time, and after a pleasant night, we arrived in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, in the early morning as scheduled. We soon caught the water taxi to nearby Elbow Cay and its main town of Hope Town. We spent an idyllic week at a beach home taking time to explore the island, climb the iconic lighthouse and visit Little Harbour during a “Froggies” snorkeling trip. The next day we again took the Froggies boat, this time to Great Guana Cay, twelve miles to the north in the Sea of Abaco. The event was Pig Roast Sunday at Nippers, the famous watering hole on a bluff over the Atlantic Ocean beach. After a great stay in Abaco, we returned to Mailboat Heaven (Potters Cay, Nassau) on February 19 and headed south on mailboat #2! This time we boarded M/V Island Link bound for Georgetown and another early morning arrival, so we thought! Island Link is about the same size as Legacy but appears to carry more cargo. Passenger facilities are similar. The scenario was the same: leave in the evening and complete the 14-hour trip by the early morning. Perfect! The boat would head further south to Long Island after dropping us off. It didn’t happen! The captain decided to go to Long Island first, making a one-sunset trip into a two-sunset trip with an earlier-than-desired morning arrival. Enter our first Bahamian rescue! We arrived in a port some miles from Georgetown at 3am. Nothing much was around. A fellow traveler, a Bahamian named Patrick who lived nearby, recognized our plight and took us home. “Honey, I’m bringing home six guys I just met to spend the night!” Try that one with your wife! But, by the time we arrived, the living room was transformed into a dorm with an inflatable bed surrounded by a big couch and three overstuffed chairs. I took a chair, knowing it wouldn’t matter, as tired as I was! In the morning, Patrick’s girlfriend Amanda found us a ride into town to our hotel. We had a great five-day stay in Georgetown,

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The “mailboat crew” aboard Froggies dive boat. Left to right: Fred (author), Mike, Dave, Jim, Phil, Jack and Don. We also took the Froggies boat to Great Guana Cay, 12 miles to the north in the Sea of Abaco. The event was Pig Roast Sunday at Nippers, the famous watering hole on a bluff over the Atlantic Ocean beach. Our bunk beds onboard Legacy.

exploring the lengths of Great and Little Exuma Islands, spending our last Georgetown day on popular Stocking Island, where the “sailboat fleet” congregates and plays on the beach. Later that day, we would fly to Nassau and return to Potters Cay for most of us to catch the M/V Fiesta Mail to Freeport. Phil and Jim departed for home during our third trip to Nassau, leaving Dave and I and the two youngsters, Mike and Jack, to catch the last mailboat, this time to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. A fast ferry would take us home to Florida from there. M/V Fiesta Mail is the largest of the mailboats and her paint job is a floating advertisement for the industry. This mailboat can carry over 400 passengers and is set up with a large indoor lounge with airline style seats and big screen TVs, an outdoor lounge and a snack bar. Unlike the ideal evening departure with a morning arrival,

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We had a great five-day stay in Georgetown, exploring Great and Little Exuma Islands, spending our last day on popular Stocking Island, where the “sailboat fleet” congregates and plays on the beach.

port in an isolated area in the dead of night with no place to go. Winston owned a bus and was contracted to transport passengers from the dock to the passenger terminal, which

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closed soon after our arrival. After completing his contract duties, he came back, hoping to help us find a room in a nearby hotel. Failing that, and like Patrick earlier, Winston—can you believe it—took us home! His wife also offered the living room, but we opted for the bus and we slept soundly in his driveway! In the morning, Winston woke us and we all went to Wendy’s for breakfast before we returned to the terminal for the Balearia Line Fast Ferry to Ft. Lauderdale. MailBoat II was over and we’d all soon be home. We had a great time and saw a lot of a great country. We suffered some anxious moments but also experienced the kindness and concern for strangers that you’d wish was prevalent everywhere. Mailboat travel is unique and not without its uncertainties. But, if you are a little adventuresome and willing to exchange a bit of travel turmoil for an authentic Bahamian experience, give it a try. You won’t get this on a cruise ship! A brief summary of this trip: Total days: 17 Days at sea: 6 Islands visited: 9 Bahamian rescues: 2 Seventeen Bahamian islands visited so far during MailBoats I & II. Only 683 to go! Capt. Fred Braman sails his Catalina 30, Rhombus, out of Jacksonville, FL, and writes about sailing and mailboat adventures for SOUTHWINDS Magazine. Many thanks to the mailboat crew: Dave Blake (and principle photographer) of Arizona, Phil Lugger, Jim Zoller, Mike Schmidt, and Jack Hundertmark of Michigan, and Don McAvoy of Florida. Thanks also to those wonderful Bahamians, especially the Dean family and their employees! If Mailboat travel sounds interesting, Fred is happy to present it to groups or discuss it individually. Contact Fred at fredbraman@homail.com. www.southwindsmagazine.com


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James Island YC, Charleston, SC, www.jiyc.org Keowee Sailing Club, Seneca, SC, www.keoweesailingclub.com LLSC: Lake Lanier SC, Lake Lanier, GA, www.llsc.com LNYC: Lake Norman YC, Lake Norman, NC, www.lakenormanyachtclub.com LTYC: Lake Townsend YC, Brown Summit, NC, www.LakeTownsendYachtClub.com RRYC: River Rats YC, www.riverratyachtclub.com SAYRA: South Atlantic Yacht Racing Assoc. www.sayra-sailing.com SCYC: South Carolina YC, Hilton Head Island, SC, www.scyachtclub.com SYC: Savannah YC, Savannah, GA, www.savannahyachtclub.org WCSC: Western Carolina SC, Anderson, SC, www.wcsc-sailing.org MAY 3-4 4 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 16-18 17-19 18 18-19 18-19 25-26 26-27 JUNE 1-2 1-2 1-2 8-9 14-16 15 15-16 21-23 26-28 29

Keowee Cup. KSC Cinco de Mayo. Blackbeard SC Windmill Harbor Regatta. SCYC Flying Scot Great 48. LNYC WCSA Diva Regatta to Benefit Safe Harbor. WCSC M24 Southeast Inland Regatta. LLSC Pirates on the Pungo. RRYC Grits & Haggis Flying Scot Regatta. KSC Women’s Championship. SAYRA McIntosh Cup. SYC Open Regatta Spring Fling. LLSC Thistle Dixie Regatta. AYC Water Festival Regatta. BYSC Mayor’s Cup Regatta. LTYC Savannah D12 Laser Regatta. SYC Lightning SE District Champs. LLSC Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. SCYC Governor’s Cup. CSC-NC Grady Fster Long Distance Memorial Regatta. SYC James Island YC Open Regatta. JIYC Low Country Regatta. BYSC Y-Flyer Nationals. BYSC Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. See Calendar section pages 10-12

South Atlantic Yacht Racing Assoc. This is the main site for the racing calendar in the region, which generally has the races from the next two groups (CORA and Lanier). Go to this site for the list of clubs and their websites. www.sayra-sailing.com. Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) organizes many of the regattas in the Charleston, SC, area. www.charlestonoceanracing.org. Clubs with regattas listed this month (go to club websites for local club racing schedules): AYC: Atlanta YC, Atlanta, GA, www.atlantayachtclub.org BYSC: Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Beaufort, SC, www.byscnet.com CSC-NC: Carolina SC, Kerr Lake, NC, www.carolinasailingclub.org Cruising & Sailing Florida, The Southeast & The Bahamas

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SOUTHERN REGIONAL RACE CALENDAR RCJ: PCYC: SAYC:

Rudder Club of Jacksonville, www.RudderClub.com Port Canaveral YC, www.pcyc-fl.org St. Augustine YC, www.StAugustineYachtClub.com

MAY (*see Racing News & Regattas, page 13-14) 4 Mug Race. RCJ* 5 Monkey’s Uncle. SAYC 4-5 Large Boat Spring Regatta. MYC 11 Armed Forces Day Regatta. No information about sponsor 11 Mothers’ Day Regatta. SAYC 12 Mother’s Day Regatta. MYC 18 Full Moon Race, 6:30 pm, MYC 17-19 Cowford Cup. FYC 18-19 56th Annual Brevard Challenge. IRYC 25 Mayport to St Augustine Race. NFCC 25-26 Kelly Park River Regatta, Multihull Regatta. IRYC 25-26 Memorial Day Series. LESC JUNE 1 9 16 20-21 21 21-23 29

Jessie Ball Regatta. EFYC Blue Max Regatta. NFCC Full Moon Race. MYC J/24 Florida State Championship. EGYC Summer Sailstice. LESC Summer Sailstice Regatta. PCYC Junior Olympic Windsurfing Festival. See Calendar section, pages 10-12

Regional Sailing Organizations: BBYRA Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association. www.bbyra.net US PHRF of Southeast Florida. www.phrfsef.com Clubs with regattas listed this month (go to club websites for local club racing schedules): CGSC: Coconut Grove Sailing Club, www.cgsc.org CRYC: Coral Reef YC. Miami. www.coralreefyachtclub.org KBYC: Key BiscayneYC. www.kbyc.org MYC: Miami YC. www.miamiyachtclub.com MAY 4 4 5 18-19

Miami to Key Largo. MYC Annual Regatta. KBYC BBYRA OD#9 Annual Regatta. KBYC BBYRA ORC#9 Goombay Regatta. CGSC

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Key West Community Sailing Center. A social hour featuring lite fare is held on Fridays from 6-8pm. Beginners and nonmembers welcome. The KWCSC is located at 705 Palm Avenue (off Sailboat Lane). 305-292-5993. www.keywestsailingcenter.org. Upper Keys Sailing Club (UKSC), Key Largo. www.upperkeyssailingclub.com. Go to the Club website for regular club racing open to all. MAY 18-19

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Clubs with regattas listed this month The GYA is the main organization coordinating all races in the area

BucYC: Buccaneer YC, Mobile, AL BWYC: Bay Waveland YC, Bay St. Louis, MS FYC: Fairhope YC, Fairhope, AL GBCA: Galveston Bay Cruising Assoc. Galveston, TX GYA: Gulf Yachting Association GYC: Gulfport Yacht Club, Gulfport, MS JYC: Jackson YC, Jackson, MS LYC: Lakewood YC, Seabrook, TX MYC: Mobile YC, Mobile,AL NYCP: Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola, Pensacola, FL PBYC: Pensacola Beach YC, Pensacola Beach, FL PontYC: Pontchartrain YC, New Orleans, LA PYC: Pensacola YC, Pensacola, FL SYC: Southern YC, New Orleans, LA StABYC: St. Andrew’s Bay YC, Panama City, FL MAY (*see Racing News & Regattas, pages 13-14) 4-5 Spring Regatta. BucYC 11 Sea Buoy. PBYC 11 Children’s Hospital Charity. FYC 11 Jourdan River. BWYC 11 Old Timers. SYC 18-19 GYA Opening Regatta. SYC 18-19 Shoe Regatta. LYC 23-26 Melges 24 National Championship. FYC* 25-26 Juby Wynne. SYC 31-1 Great Circle Race. MYC JUNE 1 1 1-2 1-2 6-8 8-9 14-16 17-21 21-22 22-23 28-29 29-30

Women’s Regatta. GBCA Ring Around the Bay. FYC Candler Regatta. StABYC School’s Out Regatta. PontYC Texas Race Week. GBCA Navy Cup. NYCP GYA Offshore Challenge Cup. GYC Day Sailer North American Championship. LYC Pensacola Race. GYC/PYC/SYC Leukemia Cup. GBCA Heald Bank Regatta. LYC Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. PYC

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Seaward 26-32 NEW & BROKERAGE boats. Extreme shoal draft & trailerable boats. Shoal draft of only 20 inches – to over 6 feet. We have sold all our current listings and need more Seaward listings! Contact S&J Yachts. 410-639-2777. www.sjyachts.com

30’ O'Day 1978. Tiller, swing keel, draft 3.57.0. Great Yanmar diesel 15hp. Marine galley and head. New insulated hull-liner, interior decor, battery charger, bottom paint and varnish. Sleeps six. A/C + reverse cycle heat. AM/FM/CD/VHF. Easy to handle. $14,000. 252-717-1681 Washington, NC. Email srcmorrow@suddenlink.net (7/19)

DownEast 32 Cutter, 1979. New Yanmar 30 diesel. This is a classic sailing vessel cruise ready. Main with full battens, batt cars on fast sail track. Genoa and Stay Sail on Roller Furling. Monitor Wind Vane steering, Instruments at helm w/repeaters, bimini, dodger, shade canvas. Marine Air, Refrig, Radar on swing, Propane stove oven and grill. $35,900. George Carter 941-792-9100

1992 30’ Endeavourcat Catamaran. Shoal Draft, two staterooms, excellent liveaboard cruiser, repowered Honda OB. Cortez, FL. Only $54,900. Specs and Pix at www.windsweptyachtsales.com. Joe Hamilton; 727-612-5502, or JoeHWYS@gmail.com

32’ Pacific Seacraft 32 Pilothouse. Incredible boat in incredible condition. See complete Virtual Tour at PreferredYachts.com. Asking $100,000. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center, St Pete. Contact Bo Brown, 727-408-1027. bo@preferredyachts.com

17’ Henderson SR 17 Winged dinghy. 320 lbs and fast! Assymetrical spinnaker, great condition, race sails, trailer with new tires. $5400. South Florida. stle32@aol.com. 404-723-0686 (5/19)

Stilleto 27’ GT. Dagger boards, quadrant steering, roller furling, lighter mast, new rigging, big Bimini, kick-up rudders, shallow draft, 16-foot beam, extra wide unique catamaran. $30,000 OBO. Capt. JP 941-722-9695 (6/19)

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33‘ Hunter 33.5 Sloop 1993. Asking $42,900. 2018 Bimini, 2018 Inverter, Recent bottom paint, Rocna anchor, St. Croix SS Dinghy Davits, Autopilot, clean and spacious interior, master berth aft, 12V Refrigeration, and Yanmar 27hp Diesel with new injectors. Wellmaintained and ready to cruise! Call Lisa Johnson: 941-628-5410, Lisa@ProYSi.com, and www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com

33’ Watkins Sloop 1986. Asking $17,500. Clean and spacious original classic sloop with good bones to outfit to fit your cruising requirements. Ready for day-sailing or weekends; priced under fair market value for this size coastal cruiser. Located in Downtown St. Pete in a transferable slip. Call: Lou Hodac: 727.667.2900, Lou@ProYSi.com, and www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com.

$35,000 2006 Spray 33 Steel Hull Cutter. Beam 12’. Beautiful, professionally built fullkeel bluewater cruiser. Recently refit, new electronics, new rigging etc. Monitor Windvane, Superwind Generator, Vesper AIS Transponder, solar, Jordan drogue, Mantus anchor, watermaker. Aug 2018 survey with Ultrasound. 717-512-461. Details at pelagicexplorers.com/boat. (7/19)

2006 Gemini Model 105Mc Catamaran 34’. Located in lower Alabama. Excellent condition. Bottom painted/ hull waxed February 2019. Westerbeke 27 hp diesel. Length: 34’. Beam: 14’. Cruising speed: 6 to 7 kts. Three cabins: one queen /two small doubles. Solar panels. Windlass. Refrigerator: propane/electric. AC/heat pump. Water draft: variable: 18”- 5’. Air draft: 46’. $109,000. Contact Roger at 225-335-5327 for details. (6/19)

35’ Catalina 350. Exceptional value. Asking $92,500; Roomiest 35’ boat afloat. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St Petersburg. For more information, contact Joe Zammataro 727-560-0220, Joe@PreferredYachts.com

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36’ Catalina MK II 2000. Harborage Marina Slip Available, Visit Featured yachts at Preferredyachts.com for more details. Located at the Preferred Yachts brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St Petersburg. Reduced to $79,900. Contact Joe Zammataro 828-560-0220. Joe@PreferredYachts.com

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35’ Catalina 350. (2) to choose from 2003 boat has shoal draft, upgraded and super clean. Located St. Pete. Was $99.9k. Now $89.9k. 2008 offers in-mast furling, shoal draft, AC/HT, S, D, AWI, GPS plotter. Located Clearwater. Asking just $115k. Call Kelly Bickford CPYB at Massey Yacht Sales 727-599-1718

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1980 Pearson 365 Ketch w/ Rebuilt Perkins 4108. Set up for cruising and living off the grid. Solar, inverter, wind gen, AID, stack pack for main and mizzen, autopilot. Offered at $32,500. Please call George Carter at Grand Slam Yacht Sales. 941-792-9100

35’ Chris Craft 1973 Caribbean Ketch. Just reduced to $10,500 OBO. Sparkman & Stevens design. Heavy duty rigging, good set of sails, new mainsail cover; 4107 Perkins Diesel, runs well. Recent Sunbrella interior cushions. Located in water in Sarasota. Well cared for by owner for 20 years. Call or text 954-294-2168.

Inamorata - 1981 36’ Pearson - $32,500 Brent Anderson - 651-528-4198 brent@curtisstokes.net www.curtisstokes.net

36’ Allied Princess Ketch 1975. Asking $39,900. This Bluewater-proven ketch as fresh hull and deck paint, new interior softgoods, a rebuilt Westerbeke Diesel, A/C, new SS Propane Stove & Oven, and clean, clean, clean. Call Lee Messina, CPYB: 941.350.9020, or Lee@ProYSi.com, www.professionalyachtsales.com

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2015 Fountaine Pajot FP MY 37 Power Cat. Award Winning! AC/Gen. Loaded & Turn Key. $585,000. TryB4uBuy. Call 727-487-2278 R@Yachtmann.com. Yachtmann.com

Island Packet Yachts 26’ - 52’ NEW & Brokerage boats. S&J Yachts lists and sells more Island Packets that anyone in the industry. Currently 36 IPs - 18 different models listed. S&J brokers have over 230 years experience selling Island Packets. Whatever the model, we know them all well. If you are looking to buy or sell your Island Packet - Contact S&J Yachts, Florida: 941-212-6121. In the Carolinas: 843-872-8080. Mid-Atlantic: 410639-2777.

37’ Tartan 1979. Only 2 owners, New rigging, New bottom paint. A well-cared for pedigree yacht. Asking only $50,000. Harborage Marina Slip Available. Located at the Preferred Yachts brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St Petersburg. Contact Joe Zammataro 727-560-0220. Joe@PreferredYachts.com

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2004 Island Packet 370. Original owner. Beautiful, well-maintained cruiser w/2016 electronics. New chainplates and shrouds. New 2018 130 jib, main and much more. $199,000 OBO. Call Steve 251-583-9051. (6/19)

2001 Hunter 380. Spacious cruiser, aft cabin with queen bed, air condition, large freezer/fridge and shower. 255W solar panel with large battery bank. New davits. $84,999, Cape Coral, FL. Luc Carriere 239-822-4056, carrierefl@comcast.net (5/19)

Y-Knot 3 - 1989 38’ Sabre - $80,000 Ryan Daniels - 904-580-0559 ryan@curtisstokes.net - www.curtisstokes.net

39’ Allied Mistress Ketch 1972. Asking $42,500. Built in the U.S., rated as one of the best bluewater cruising sailboats ever built in its class; this one has been loved by its knowledgeable owners and updated continuously. Call Greg Postle: 941.628.5404, greg@ ProYSi.com, www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com

1998 Catalina 380. In mint condition. Tall rig, wing keel, fully cruise equipped, continuously upgraded & professionally maintained. Featured in Jan. 2018 SOUTHWINDS. Lying, Stuart, FL. She is very clean, she is very able, her gel coat shines and she is a boat you would be proud to own. $109,000, Steve Dublin, 954895-5748 stevedublin@bellsouth.net (6/19)

38 Lightwave Catamaran 2001. Built in Australia to world-class standards. Magnificently maintained and equipped. Asking $230,000. For more details, contact Jamie Birch 317-750-8664 Jamie@PreferredYachts.com

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2010 Marlow Hunter 39. Amazing Condition. Low Hours, Full Electronics. Ready to go! $145K. Call 727-999-4716 CaptZ@Yachtmann.com, www.yachtmann.com

2014 Lagoon 39 New Design. Not a storm boat! Turn-Key ready! Call Today $299K R@Yachtmann.com. 727-487-2278 Yachtmann.com

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39’ Beneteau 393 2005. Owned by a meticulous and caring boater. Many recent upgrades. Asking $112,000. Located at the Preferred Yacht’s Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St Pete. Contact Bo Brown 727-408-1027 Bo@PreferredYachts.com

40’ Tartan T-40 1986. Price Reduced! NOW $124,900 Contact: Mike Conley 239.287.7213 Mike@EdwardsYachtSales.com www.EdwardsYachtSales.com

2005 Fountaine Pajot 40 Lavezzi Catamaran. Ready for new cruising adventures. Rare Maestro owner’s version. Excellent sails including Parasailer and Screecher, solar, wind, dinghy, amazing communications and navigation gear package. Only $229,900. In Florida. 941-350-1559 or AlanPWYS@gmail.com

Hinckley Bermuda 40 MKIII Sloop ’80. Current owner bought this beautiful & already highly upgraded yacht & invested another $250,000, Ensuring that the beauty and legacy of this classic B40 will endure for a 3RD generation of knowledgeable yachtsman. She will turn your head & fill your dreams! $289,000. Contact Matt Malatich. S&J Yachts matt@sjyachts.com, 843-8728080, www.sjyachts.com 54

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40 Catalina 400 1996. Catalina’s most sucessfull design. Shoal draft, aft cockpit. Spacious aft owner’s cabin with center line queen berth. Fantastic cruising interior. Tropical Texan is equipped to cross the Gulfstrem or the ocean. A fully equipped Bahamas cruiser. Just returned and needs only provisioning. Was $120k. Now $110k. Kelly Bickford CPYB 727-599-1718

40’ Caliber 1992 Asking $89,000. Blue water cruiser, New, Bimini & Dodger, New Main, New Stack Pack, New Running rigging. For more details Contact Jamie Birch 317750-8664. Jamie@PreferredYachts.com

1983 Morgan Out Island 41 Ketch 416 Plan. Good condition. Newer engine 2012 Yanmar, Harmon roller furling, windlass, autopilot, and much more. New Port Richey, FL. Call for details 727-534-9947, $49,000. (5-19)

41’ Islander, 1973. Customized Caribbean family cruiser, 50hp Perkins, 30gph watermaker, 2 refrigerators, 2 Blake heads, generator & AC. Measured 7’ draft, 44% ballast. New main, new dodger, fresh bottom. $45,000. Stewart Marine, Miami, 305-8152607 Marinesource.com

41’ Hunter Deck Salon. New to the market. Exceptional value. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St. Pete. For details and more pictures, contact Bo Brown 727-4081027, Bo@PreferredYachts.com

41’ Fraser Sloop 1989. Robust Canadian Bluewater capable with beautiful lines. Asking $59,000. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St Pete. For more information, contact Steve Lippincott 727- 458-5056. Steve@PreferredYachts.com

41’ Hunter Deck Salon 2007. One of the best layouts in this size boats. Asking $139,900. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center. For more information, contact Joe Zammataro 727-560-0220 joe@preferredyachts.com

Southerly Yachts 32’ - 67’ NEW & Brokerage boats. Best shoal-draft, blue water boats! Sail her across the ocean or up on a beach. Proven & well engineered for over 36 years. Push a button & the keel swings back. Go where others cannot! Several brokerage models available: 36, 38, 42 , 45 , 47, 535, 57. S&J Yachts 410-639-2777, www.sjyachts.com

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41 Morgan O/I. Just finished 6-year on-thehard upgrade and improvement—the list of NEW goes on and on. Offered with unique diesel tender. Asking $75,000. Call 941-6267036. (6/19)

41’ Hunter 410 2004. Tri-cabin Asking $139,000. Slip available. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St. Petersburg. For more information, contact Joe Zammataro 727-560-0220, Joe@PreferredYachts.com

Island Packet 420 2001. One-owner boat. Very clean! Dramatically refit over last 3 years; new electronics suite, new sails, new genset, new batteries. Exterior teak professionally done. Stunning jade green hull. Asking $235,000. Contact Bill Bolin of S&J Yachts, bill@sjyachts.com, 941-212-6121. www.sjyachts.com

PDQ Antares 42 2002. New listing. High quality cruising catamaran built for offshore safety for a couple. Never chartered. Original owner lightly used on the Chesapeake Bay. 3 cabins, spacious layout. A/C, generator, forced hot air heat. $398,000. S&J Yachts 410-639-2777. www.sjyachts.com

So Bella - 1981 42’ Passport - $77,000 Brad Peterson - 305-481-1512 bradp@curtisstokes.net www.curtisstokes.net

Half Moon - 1979 42’ Pearson $66,500 Ryan Daniels - 904.580.0559 ryan@curtisstokes.net www.curtisstokes.net Samba 2001 42’ Catalina - $119,900 Greg Merritt - 813-294-9288 greg@curtisstokes.net - www.curtisstokes.net

42’ Island Packet 420. Asking Only $219,000. Low hours, upgraded electronics, Motivated seller. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St. Petersburg. Contact Joe Zammataro. 727-5600220. Joe@PreferredYachts.com

1979 Endeavour 43 Center Cockpit Ketch with newer Yanmar 54 diesel. Very roomy and layout below is ample for living aboard and extended cruising. Only one owner from new. This is a project boat. Please call George Carter for details (941)792-9100 or go to GrandSlamYachtSales.com Listed at $29,500, owner will consider offers as is.

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2006 42’ Beneteau 423 America. Beautiful Flag Blue, Low Hours, diesel generator, excellent sails, air conditioning, Bow Thruster, electric winches, dinghy and davits. Lightly used and super clean. $154,900. Gregg Knighton 941-730-6096. GreggWYS@gmail.com. Full details and photos; www.windsweptyachtsales

42’ Moody Center Cockpit 2002. Rare offering. Furling main, electric winches, generator, bow thruster. Bill Dixon design. Asking $135,000. Harborage Marina Slip Available. Located at the Preferred Yachts brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St Petersburg. For more details Contact Bo Brown 727-408-1027. Bo@PreferredYachts.com

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43’ Gulfstar Center Cockpit 1975. Price Reduced! $99,900. Many Upgrades! Contact: Kevin Welsh 321.693.1642 Kevin@EdwardsYachtSales.com www.EdwardsYachtSales.com

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44 Kelly Peterson Center Cockpit. Popular ocean cruiser with extensive upgrades. Fast, Stable, Robust and comfortable. New Rigging, in-mast furling. Reduced to $79,000. Located in St Petersburg. Contact Bo Brown for more details 727-408-1027. Bo@PreferredYachts.com

46’ Moody Center Cockpit 2000. Bluewater Cruiser, Shoal draft 5’3”, low engine hours, spectacular slip available in downtown charming St Petersburg. Asking $264,000. Contact Joe Zammataro 727-5600220 joe@preferredyachts.com

2008 Jeanneau 45 DS. In Annapolis and ready to sail. Price reduced to $199,000. R@yachtmann.com. Yachtmann.com

Outbound 46 2012 One owner boat - meticulously maintained - ready to cruise. Updated interior layout which debuted in 2012 w/ nav on stbd side & larger head aft w/ separate shower. $525,000. Call S&J Yachts 410-6392777. www.sjyachts.com

45’ Hunter 45 Deck Salon 2008. Price Reduced! NOW $179,900 One Owner Version. Three Stateroom Hunter 45 DS in Excellent Condition! Contact: Kevin Barber 850.982.0983 KevinB@EdwardsYachtSales.com www.EdwardsYachtSales.com

46’ Contest 1995. Dutch Built, true blue water cruiser with many upgrades. St Pete slip available. Asking $275,000. Contact Bennie Ficarotta at 727-412-1765. Bennie@PreferredYachts.com

46’ Island Trader MotorSailer 1981. Asking $129,900. Updated with a bow thruster, new sails, and beautiful spacious teak interior, this motorsailer is ready to cruise to the Bahamas or be content to provide an incredible liveaboard experience. Located in Madeira Beach. Call Shirley Nelle: 727.639.2862, Shirley@ProYSi.com, and www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com.

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47’ Dufour-Nautitech 1995. Twin Volvo 55 300Hrs, she is out of the water on the hard for maintenance. This big catamaran is the charter version layout with 4 State Rooms & 4 separate Head and showers. Blue Agave plans to be back in the water in May. Currently offered $209K. Call George Carter 941-792-9100

Bristol 47 1988. Legendary quality: thick, solid glass hulls, intact cored deck & beautiful craftsmanship below. Storage abounds. Reliable Hood roller furling mainsail mast with versatile cutter rig make this yacht a dream to sail. Outfitted for self-sustained living aboard. $149,900 Contact Bill Bolin S&J Yachts 941-212-6121 bill@sjyachts.com, www.sjyachts.com

47’ Gulfstar Sailmaster 1979. Low hours on Perkins 6-354 and Northern lights 9kw A/C, bow thruster, full cockpit enclosure, Garmin electronics, hard bottom dinghyw/Yamaha. Good condition, well-maintained. Wilmington N.C. $75,000 OBO. 912-844-6532 (7/19)

49’ Kaufman Cutter 1986. 10k Price Reduction! $110,000 Contact: Kevin Welsh 321-693-1642 Kevin@EdwardsYachtSales.com www.EdwardsYachtSales.com

1996 Prout Quasar 50 Catamaran AeroRig. Cruising cat with 4 staterooms, 3 heads, repowered Volvo diesel, solar, RIB and Aero Rig system. Easy-to-handle single line with no drama downwind tacking. Great liveaboard or perfect world cruising. Only $229,900. In Venice, FL. 941-350-1559, AlanPWYS@gmail.com www.southwindsmagazine.com


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2005 Sea Ray 52. Price Reduced. Super Clean in Miami. LOADED with options, all the toys & enclosure. Call Denny Perez 407-434-1801, or D.Perez@Yachtmann.com, Yachtmann.com 27’ Albin Double-Cabin Family Cruiser 1989. Perfect for a growing family and economical Coastal Cruising. Reliable 78hp Perkins Diesel, 2 cabins & 1 head, galley, & spacious cockpit with Sunbrella Bimini. $28,900. We will exceed your expectations: Shirley Nelle, 727-639-2862, Shirley@ProYSi.com, www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com.

Southerly 535 2014. Luxurious bluewater cruiser – Immaculately maintained! Shoal draft 3’ 5” with variable draft up to 11 feet. Large raised salon w/ panoramic views. Stunning master stateroom. Bow/Stern thrusters, All furling sails. Power winches. Asking $1,175,000 Contact Jack Malatich S&J Yachts 410-639-2777. www.sjyachts.com 29’ Ranger Tug CB 2016. Almost new condition. Very clean! Less than 300 hrs. Save big $$ over new. Command Bridge package. Kept on a lift since new. Extended warranty on Volvo diesel engine is transferable. $245,000 Contact Bill Bolin, S&J Yachts 941212-6121, bill@sjyachts.com, www.sjyachts.com

53’ Gulfstar Motor Yacht 1974. New Paint, new bottom, new ports, amazingly roomy boat, draws 4’ 6”, tons of upgrades. Asking $150,000. Contact Craig Williams 813-3400956, Craig@Preferredyachts.com

59’ Hinckley Sou’wester 1991. The Rolls Royce of Yachts. Only 2 Consummate Owners who lavished this magnificent yacht with loving care. Slip Available. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St Pete. For more information, contact Joe Zammataro at 727560-0220, Joe@PreferredYachts.com

30’ Mainship Pilot Rum Runner 2004. Single Yanmar Diesel, under 100 Hrs. Bow thruster, large cockpit suitable for fishing, cruising or diving and a center transom door for swim platform access. $78,000. We will exceed your expectations: Shirley Nelle 727-6392862, Shirley@ProYSi.com, www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com.

34’ American Tug 34 2007. Price Reduced! $299,900. Ideal couples trawler. Ready for the Great Loop. Contact: Kevin Barber 850.982.0983 KevinB@EdwardsYachtSales.com www.EdwardsYachtSales.com

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1977 44-foot Thompson Trawler Turnkey Condition – Ready to Cruise on Day 1 $55,000 – or Best Offer • Twin 4-53 Detroit Diesels • 2016 trip to Havana, Cuba, @ 2.5 mpg over 1600 nm. • 4-foot draft • Autopilot and Garmin Chartplotter • Dive platform • 45lb stainless steel anchor w/100-foot chain • New electric windlass • 8-foot dinghy with 8hp Mercury 4-stroke • Great liveaboard/looper • USCG Documented vessel

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1990 Grand Banks 36 Classic. Two Staterooms, two heads, Twin Cummins, Onan generator, air conditioner, gorgeous wood interior/exterior, GPS, radar and more. Great Circle Looper. $117,000. www.windsweptyachtsales.com. Joe Hamilton. JoeHWYS@gmail.com, or call 727-612-5502

36’ Gulfstar Trawler 1973. Well-equipped and ready to cruise. Economical T/Perkins 85 hp Diesels. Westerbeke generator, full galley, 2 staterooms & heads, upper and lower helm stations. Perfect for Great Loop! $24,900. We will exceed your expectations: Greg Postle, 941-628-5404, Greg@ProYSi.com, www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com.

36’ Marine Trader Europa Trawler 1982. Recently rebuilt economical 120hp Lehman diesel. Come see this classic walk-around trawler as she won’t last long! $42,000. We will exceed your expectations: Shirley Nelle, 727-639-2862, Shirley@ProYSi.com, www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com.

1987 Senator Sundeck Trawler 36’. Two staterooms, two heads, twin Perkins, 5kw generator, air conditioning, gorgeous teak interior, 2 GPS, radar much more. Did the “Great Circle.” $24,900. slatteryjes@aol.com or call 908-309-2890 (6/19) 58

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39’ Mainship 390 Trawler 2000. Well-maintained with many upgrades & turn-key. Great for the loop or an economical cruiser. 2018 Canvas & Vinyl Flybridge Enclosure. $119,000. We will exceed your expectations: Lou Hodac, 727-667-2900, Lou@ProYSi.com, www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com.

Rare Mainship 40 2009 Expedition Layout. Instruments refined, improved over previous models. No modifications, repairs or upgrades required! Maintenance records. Raymarine chartplotters, radar, AIS, sat TV, air conditioning, microwave, thrusters, Fusion stereo, Sirius satellite, flybridge, new canvas. $244,500. 703790-1020, phil@philipkent.com (6/19)

Tasteful Traveler - 2005 42’ Nordic Tug $420,000 - Steve Horinek - 239-887-0898 steve@curtisstokes.net - www.curtisstokes.net

42’ Ocean Alexander 423 Fast Trawler 2000. Amazing quality and incredible accommodations, low hours. This boat is maintained with an open checkbook and is in amazing condition. Asking $270,000. For more information and the link to a 360 degree virtual tour of this boat, contact Joe Zammataro, 727-560-0220, Joe@PreferredYachts.com

43 Marine Trader Tradewinds 1987. T/Perkins 200HP Turbo Diesels. Teak interior, large galley, convertible dinette, lower helm, large salon, 2 staterooms & 2 heads. Wet bar and wing doors on aft deck. $69,500. We will exceed your expectations: Shirley Nelle, 727639-2862, Shirley@ProYSi.com, www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com.

1977 44ft Thompson Trawler. Twin 4-53 Detroits, 4ft draft, autopilot, dive platform, new electric windlass. 2016 trip to Havana, Cuba 2.5 mpg over 1600 nm. Great liveaboard or looper. See larger ad in this section. $55,000/OBO. 305-606-7432 artmills@yahoo.com (5/19)

46’ Marine Trader Fast Trawler 1991. Over $80k in upgrades since 2016. T/Cummins 6BT-250hp diesels, 8.5 Onan generator. 4 new fuel tanks, bow thruster, stabilizers, new electronics. $159,000. We will exceed your expectations: Shirley Nelle, 727-639-2862, Shirley@ProYSi.com, www.ProfessionalYachtSales.com.

1983 Grand Banks 49. Twin Lehman 120 HP Diesel engine. 3 staterooms with aft owners cabin, radar, autopilot, Naiad stabilizers and much more. In Cortez, FL. $189,900 Joe at 727-612-5502. JoeHWYS@gmail.com for more info. www.southwindsmagazine.com


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Sailing Dhows in Zanzibar By Capt. Robert Beringer

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ecently, I found myself with a few extra days on the tail end of a bucket-list trek to the top of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and, casually flipping through the travel guide, I saw something that made me stop cold in my tracks. A graceful sailboat adorned the page as it made its way along the Swahili Coast near Zanzibar. Whoa, I exclaimed, what I’d give to sail in one of those! I’m not one to dawdle, so within a day I was in Stone Town, Zanzibar, staring out at dozens of these traditional sailing crafts, called dhows, with an insatiable desire to sail one. After hours of wandering the narrow, twisting alleys asking kind strangers, Hujambo, Unasema Kiengereze: “Hello, do you speak English?,” I finally found the Eco+Culture Tour company who could arrange my ride. The director there, Haji Hamdan, had trouble understanding my unusual request to ride a “sailing dhow, without using the motor.” But he found a skipper who agreed to do this. At the beach next morning I locate Cima amongst a pod of wooden dhows anchored just offshore. I’m introduced to Capt. Ahmed and his mate Hafi, who welcome me aboard and quickly prepare to get underway. Soon the Yamaha outboard fires up, the grapnel is weighed, and we’re off. Once clear of the anchorage, Hafi hangs the rudder and tiller off the transom, releases the ties on the long gaff of the lateen rig and hits the kill switch. We’re sailing now! I explain to Ahmed that I’m a sailor from the U.S. and his eyes light up, “would you like to steer the boat?” he asks. “Well,

if you insist,” I say. And he cheerfully hands over the tiller. It’s the end of dry season on the Indian Ocean; the winds are blowing gently from the south and the boat tracks beautifully, doing about five knots. Most dhows carry only lifejackets and an outboard engine. There are no modern navigational instruments, electronics or running lights. Sailing is by line of sight and the bilge is emptied with a bucket. In short, the boat hasn’t changed much in a thousand years, and I’m sure that some people would be uncomfortable on such a vessel, but I felt perfectly safe the entire voyage. We are bound for Changuu, aka Prison Island, once used as a detention center and then as a quarantine station for yellow fever. I enjoy a delightful 45 minutes at the helm under a cloud of sail more like a spinnaker than a mainsail until it’s time to bring her through the wind and return to Stone Town. But the wind has veered and I learn of the dhow’s primary shortcoming: the keel-less boats don’t sail too well to weather, or come about easily. I ask Ahmed for a primer on tacking and he smiles. “It’s much work,” he says. And leaves it at that. He barks an order at Hafi, the sail is furled, the engine started. Time to head home for the next load of paying passengers. On the way back Ahmed asks me to describe what it’s like to sail on a western boat. Very few of them visit Zanzibar and he’s never been on one. “They’re nice,” I tell him honestly. “But nothing like sailing this dhow.”

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