September 2018 For Sailors — Free…It’s Priceless
Windswept Yacht Sales
2003 Island Packet 485 Center Cockpit Cruise ready and just back from Central America. Wind, Solar, diesel generator, bow thruster, watermaker, electric winch, 2016 sails and much more. In Sarasota, FL. $375,000
2007 Jeanneau 42' Deck Salon In mast mainsail, RARE diesel generator, Bow Thruster, Electric genoa winches, Air Conditioner and much more. REDUCED $149,900
2004 Sabre 386: Cruising World “Boat of the Year 2004” Cruise ready with Solar & Wind, air conditioner, excellent sails/ canvas, FB Mainsail, 2013 electronics and more. Awlgrip hull, water maker, low engine hours. Many recent upgrades and maintenance. Asking only $219,900
1996 Sabre 362: Cruising World “Boat of the Year 1994” Like new sails incl. spinnaker, all new electronics, new canvas, davits, dinghy, radar, autopilot, low hours, 4'8" draft. Ultimate fast crusing. REDUCED ONLY $114,900
SOME OF OUR CURRENT LISTINGS 59' 1997 Custom Blackwell-Haught Trawler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SOLD 58' 1979 Hatteras Yachtfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .REDUCED $259,900 52' 2003 Midnight Lace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .REDUCED ONLY $374,900 48' 2003 Island Packet 485 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call for Price 47' 2004 Leopard Catamaran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SOLD 46’ 2006 Beneteau 461 Oceanis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SALE PENDING 43' 2008 Tiara Sovran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .REDUCED $299,000 42' 2003 Island Packet 420 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call for Price 42’ 1988 Grand Banks 42 Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$169,900 42' 1997 Sea Ray 420 Aft Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .REDUCED $99,900 42' 2006 Beneteau America 423 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$175,000 42' Sabre 426 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SOLD 42' Tartan Sloop 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$74,900
42’ 2007 Jeanneau Deck Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .REDUCED $149,900 39' 1998 Silverton 372/392 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$79,900 38 1985 Cabo Rico Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$97,900 38' 1999 Catana Sailing Catamaran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOLD 38’ 2004 Sabre 386 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$219,900 37' 1979 Tartan 37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$54,900 37' 2012 Delphia 37.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .REDUCED $99,990 36' 2001 Seawind 1000 XL Catamaran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$149,900 36 Grand Banks Classic 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$124,900 36' 1996 Sabre 362 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .REDUCED $114,900 35' 1998 Tiara 3500 Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .REDUCED $59,900 32' Cheoy Lee/Richards Offshore 32. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call for Price 32' 2005 C&C 99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$79,900
Specializing in “hands on” personalized attention throughout the entire sales process. We offer a full range of consulting services to our clients ranging from strategic planning to preparing a boat for sale, to full analysis and search for a suitable vessel for a buyer. We provide information and advice about the advantages of various design features and construction methods offered by different yacht builders. We help guide you through the survey and sea trial process. We help to arrange dockage, insurance, financing and virtually any other aspect of boat ownership required. Whether you are interested in Sailing Yachts or Motor Yachts, call us to learn how Windswept Yacht Sales will fulfill your boating dream in a pleasant, uncomplicated and hassle free way with a level of attention to detail that buyers and sellers will find refreshing.
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Custom Cutter Rig Double 50, 2007
Island Trader 45 Trawler Sailer, 1981
Sea Star 460, 1982
African Cats FastCat 445, 2008
Ready to go – All offers considered! Priced to sell, turn key! Beyond WOW! Luxurious craftsmanship. Double-owner suites, light but strong $125,000 $155,000 $275,000 $339,900 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43, 2003
Manta 42 MKII, 2005
Manta 42 MKII, 2003
Tartan 3800, 1998
Nautical elegance, storage & comfort Every option! $100K upgrades ’16 & ‘17 $erfect turnkey cruising catamaran Wonderful cruiser/racer, won’t last! $165,000 $334,900 $299,900 $128,900 Sabre 386, 2005
Gemini Legacy 35, 2014
Pacific Mariner Motor Yacht 65, 2002
Hatteras 58 Motor Yacht, 1975
One owner, many custom upgrades Priced for quick sale, 2/15hp Yanmars Ready for cruising! 2/800hp Caterpillars Reduced $30k, owner says “sell”! $224,500 $177,900 $635,000 $99,650 Navigator Rival 57, 2003
Hatteras Sportfish 55, 1981
Bertram 54, 1988
Hatteras Sport Fish 50, 2000
Transferable live aboard St. Pete MM Extra nice, new electronics! Port engine rebuilt, 2/1300hp Detroits Beautiful! 2/1200hp Caterpillars $235,000 $159,000 $499,000 $345,800 MTI 48, 2010
Azimut 46 Flybridge Convertible, 2000
Mainship 390 Trawler, 2000
Mirage Great Harbour GH37, 2001
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Editorial: Lowering the Cost of Boat Ownership By Steve Morrell
Southern Regional Monthly Weather & Water Temperatures
Calendar — Upcoming Events in the Southeast (Non-Race)
Racing News and Upcoming Regattas
Short Tacks: News in the World of Sailing
Apalachicola Bay — Sailing and Exploring the Bay, Part II of II By Ron Dierolf
Southern Race Report
Carolina Sailing: The Real Cost of Boat Ownership? By Dan Dickison
Miami to Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas By Fred Braman
America’s Cup Update — Only Three Teams Sign-up as Challengers
Southern Regional Racing Calendar
The Remora Family By Barbara Reid
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Marine Marketplace Southern Marinas and Boatyards Boat Brokerage Section Classifieds Alphabetical Index of Advertisers Advertisers’ List by Category
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Miami to Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas. Page 40. Photo by Fred Braman. COVER PHOTO:
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FROM THE HELM
Lowering the Cost of Boat Ownership
n this issue, Dan Dickison, writes about the “real cost” of owning a sailboat. He only addresses boats that need slips. If your boat costs a few hundred thousand dollars, then you can easily afford Dickison’s ownership costs. That might even be pocket change for many. It’s the rest of us I wonder about. The total cost Dickison comes up with doesn’t really surprise me, as I’ve owned three that required slips—a 28, a 30 and 38. I’ve always worked at lowering the costs, and I’ve learned it’s definitely possible to put a big dent in them. But first I want to mention something a manager of a boatyard/marina said to me once. The yard had both sail and power. I’ve never forgotten his comment. We got into a conversation about costs, and he said, “What I’ve found is that when powerboaters have a breakdown they get back in and say they’re going to sell their boat and get out of boating. But sailors get back in and try to figure out how to lower the cost of the repairs.” Many sailors I know often joke that sailors are “cheap.” But they say that in jest, because what they’re really saying is that they’re frugal.
Hurricane Country Since the southeast coast and Gulf coast are in hurricane country, costs for owning a boat are a bit higher, both because marinas charge more because marina insurance is higher, and insurance companies charge boaters more on top of that. There’s no getting around the hurricane threat. I estimate that it adds two to three hundred dollars a month. Before the big hurricane years of 2004-5, costs were much lower just because insurance was lower. That’s just the way things are. Other costs, though, are universal, except those associated with slip location. Marina costs are generally the biggest single monthly expense. You can drive further away and save on the slip, but that generally means you spend more on time and gas getting to your boat, which often means working on it less, which translates to not keeping it up, which is essential for every boat, so I don’t count that as a worthwhile savings. In my opinion, it’s best the closer the boat is to your home.
Charter When I owned a Catalina 30, I was living in Colorado and had a boat in a charter service in San Diego. This was the best way to lower costs, but you have to beware of some charter companies. Ours was great. They kept the boat up as a requirement of being in charter and they did a good job at reasonable rates, so the boat was always in good condition. We had to pay for all maintenance and upgrades, but we received 60 percent of charter income,
and it more than paid for all the boat’s expenses. It even paid for many upgrades. Plus, we were so far away that whenever we went sailing, it was for longer periods, and the boat was ready to go the moment we stepped on board. It was a real vacation. I can’t say enough good about the whole experience and the people that ran the charter company.
Operating and Maintenance The main expenses in any boat are operating and maintenance. I don’t see much on operating costs like fuel, since most sailboats burn so little fuel that non-boaters are amazed when you tell them your diesel engine only burns about one gallon an hour. It’s the maintenance costs that are the big expense that you can control by doing your own maintenance and just being “cheap,” although frugal is a better term. This is where you can really save. Maintenance includes more than just cleaning and waxing and changing your own oil. Besides, bottom cleaning and painting, it includes replacing lines, rigging, worn-out gear, parts, sails, canvas, upgrades and general maintenance. If you know anything about boats, you will know that if you do not regularly keep your boat in top maintenance condition, it will go downhill very fast. With today’s internet, everything changes on buying gear, equipment, parts, etc. Just ask any retailer. After losing market share for years to the internet, West Marine has had to institute a policy of price-matching, including online pricing. The internet has done more to lower the costs of boat ownership than any other single factor I can think of. The internet has made boat ownership more affordable. One of the big savings I’ve found that people forget is when you order online and the item is delivered to your door, you save on gas, wear and tear on your car—and your time. Gas, as its price rises, can be significant. If you get stuff sent to you with two-day delivery, that’s quick and worth the savings in time and gas. If the seller uses UPS regular ground service in all of Florida—except the panhandle—it’s the next day. It’s two days to nearby states. Patience saves money. And a great way to save money is to go to marine flea markets. You need line—you can’t beat the price you get for used line at a flea market. It’s the same with fittings— blocks, cleats, miscellaneous hardware, etc. Plus—flea markets are fun. Basically, it all comes down to your time. The more time you spend trying to save money, the more you save in dollars through researching, especially online, since that can be done from your home. That might be “cheap” to some, but it’s really being frugal so you can own that sailboat.
Southeast Air & Water Temperatures, Prevailing Winds & Gulf Stream Currents â€“ September 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.
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.
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
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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. Boating Safety Courses— Required in Florida and Other Southern States Anyone in Florida born after Jan. 1, 1988, must take a boating safety course in order to operate a boat of 10 hp or more. Other states require safety education if born after a certain date. To see the laws in each state, go to www.aboutboatingsafely.com. The course named “About Boating Safely” and “America’s Boating Course (ABC)” both satisfy the requirements. They are marked below with two asterisks (**): **Jacksonville, FL. Ongoing Mike Christnacht. 904-5029154. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.uscgajaxbeach. com/pe.htm. Classes at Captain’s Club, 13363 Beach Blvd. $25 including materials.
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**New Port Richey, FL. Ongoing. New Port Richey USCGAUX Flotilla 11-06 First Saturday of the month. 9am to 5pm. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Communications Building, 3920 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, FL (in Gulf Harbors Yacht Club Parking Lot). Register at BoaterEducation.info
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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. No courses scheduled in the southeast U.S. as of press date. 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 Course Level 1 Jacomo Sailing Club, Lees Summit, MO, Sept. 22-30. Two consecutive weekends, Sept. 22-23 and Sept. 29-30. Contact John Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor John Sepanski. Cruising Instructor Offshore Sailing School, Fort Myers, FL, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2. Contact Monte Lewis at email@example.com. Instructors Kurt Thomsen and Rolando Freitag. US SAILING INTERNATIONAL OFFSHORE SAFETY AT SEA COURSE Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa, FL, Sept. 9. One-day hands-on course. Limited to 100 participants. $250. Registration and Pay Pal links are on the Davis Island Yacht Club website home page at www.diyc.org. The US Sailing online International Safety at Sea Lecture course is a prerequisite, prior to the registration deadline of August 15. The online course is $75 and can be accessed at www.safetyatseacourse.com.
Hebertech LLC, Mount Pleasant, SC, Oct. 6-7. Contact Mike Hebert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Held at Charleston Harbor Resort.
JUNIOR OLYMPIC SAILING FESTIVALS https://https://www.ussailing.org/competition/ youth-sailing/junior-olympic-sailing-festival/jo-calendar
USA Junior Olympics Sailing Festival — River Romp Regatta, N. Fort Myers, FL, Oct. 20-21 Edison Sailing Center. Laser, Radial, Laser 4.7, Club 420, Optimist. Contact Stephanie Webb at RPSC1983@aol.com
BOAT SHOWS Tampa Boat Show, Sept. 7-9 Tampa Bay’s oldest boat show. Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL. NMMA. (Basically a powerboat show.) www.tampaboatshow.com. 10-8pm Friday-Saturday, 10-6 Sunday. $12. Ages 12 and under, free (when with adult).
Wilmington Boat Show, Wilmington, NC, Sept. 7-9 Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, Pier 33 and Battleship NC. www.wilmingtonboatshow.com, 12-8 Friday, 10-8 Saturday, 10-5 Sunday. $10/day; $15/2 days; Ages 4-12 $5; Seniors $8; Military $5.
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9th Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show, Southport, NC, Sept. 29
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Held downtown on the waterfront at the Old Yacht Basin, wooden boats—both in the water and on land—will be on display. Event runs 10am-4pm. FREE. Go to www.southportwoodenboatshow.com. 910-477-2787
37th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival, Biloxi, MS, Sept. 8-9
29th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, Georgetown, SC, Oct. 20-21 This FREE event is one of the largest wooden boat shows in the country with over 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. The show takes place on the waterfront and along Front Street in historic downtown Georgetown. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum. www.woodenboatshow.com.
7th Annual Wooden Boat Show, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC, Oct. 26-27 Hosted by the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, this event is held on the downtown Manteo waterfront. For those who want to exhibit their boat, contact email@example.com, or call 252-475-1750.
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Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi. Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Go to www.biloxi.org and click on Events. Admission charged.
3rd Annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off and Festival, Gulfport, MS, Sept. 28-29 Oyster Fest is judged by three judges with the categories including best Oyster Rockefeller, Charbroiled and House Specialty. Live entertainment. www.gulfcoastoystercookoff.com
41st Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola, FL, Sept. 28-30 Sample a variety of mouth-watering seafood dishes and enjoy continuous entertainment. Over 150 arts and crafts vendors on display. A children’s area is filled with activities for all ages. The Fiesta Seafood Grille offers cooking demonstrations where you can watch area chefs prepare regional delicacies. Friday 11am-11pm; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 11am-5pm. FREE. Downtown at Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park. 850-433-6512. www.pensacolaseafoodfestival.com
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41st Holy Family Seafood Festival, Pass Christian, MS, Sept. 28-30
21st Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez, FL, Oct. 20
Three days of seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts, raffle. 140 East Beach Drive. Friday, 5pm-10:30pm, Sat. 11am to 10:30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. http://www.holyfamilyseafoodfestival.com
In the last few years, this flea market has grown to be one of the largest marine flea markets in the region. Searching for deals amongst the piles of new, used and eclectic maritime treasures has never been so much fun. Lots of used boat stuff, and some new boat stuff, will be available for sale and trade, so bring your whole family and enjoy some live music—even some food—while mingling with other “salty dogs.” Come out and find a great deal or just look around and have a good time. For the fourth time, this annual event will be held at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215, from 8am-2pm, on Saturday, Oct. 20 (rain day Oct. 27). FREE to the public with free parking. Additional parking next door at the F.I.S.H. Preserve. For early bird vendors there is a $25 fee. After Oct. 13, the fee will be $35. Vendors provide their own tables and tents. For more information and to reserve space, call 941708-6121, or Kristin.Sweeting@manateeclerk.com. This event is co-sponsored by the museum, SOUTHWINDS Magazine and AMI Sun.
Beaufort Shrimp Festival, Beaufort, SC, Oct. 5-6 Shrimp cooked every way. Local restaurants offer their specialties. Waterfront Park in Beaufort, SC. Free. www.beaufortchamber.org/beaufort-shrimp-festival
31st Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival and Boat Show, Oct. 5-7 Food, music and lots of other events. Opens Friday, noon11pm. Saturday, 10am-11pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Free. Morehead City, NC. www.ncseafoodfestival.org.
47th Annual National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL, Oct. 11-14 Savor fresh from the gulf seafood during this event that attracts over 300,000 people. Main public beach in Gulf Shores at 101 Gulf Shores Parkway. 10am-10pm. Sunday, 10am-5pm. www.nationalshrimpfestival.com.
49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key, FL, Oct. 20-21 Parade, arts and crafts, lots of seafood. 9-5pm. This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great food in City Park. www.cedarkey.org
37th Annual John’s Pass Seafood & Music Festival, John’s Pass Village, FL, Oct. 25-28 A bounty of fresh seafood featuring the favorite Madeira Beach Grouper. Thursday 3pm-10pm. Friday 10am-10pm. Saturday 10am-10pm. Sunday 10am-6pm. Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL. www.johnspassseafoodfest.com.
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America’s Great Loop Cruiser’s Association Fall Rendezvous, Rogersville, AL, Oct. 3 This is the AGLCA’s largest annual rendezvous and reunion, but it sold out early (by July 17). You can get on the waiting list at www.greatloop.org. New this year are the Looper Crawls, which is for people who want to come to the Rendezvous just to see the boats in the Marina. AGLCA members can still by tickets for that.
OTHER EVENTS 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins, June 1-November 30 (It’s still running) Go to page 28 for Hurricane information. Go to the hurricane section at southwindsmagazine.com, for hurricane information, links and plans to protect your boat.
IBEX — 2018 International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference, Tampa, FL, Oct. 2-4 Owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), IBEX is the marine industry's largest technical trade event. The event is for boatbuilders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators. Over 5,000 boatbuilders, boatyard/marina operators, designers, surveyors, retailers, dealers and other industry professionals from more than 50 countries will attend. Over 500 exhibitors are at the show. For more information, go to www.ibexshow.com. Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin St. IBEX is for the trade only and not open to the general public.
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NEWS 2018 Hobie 16 Worlds to be held in Captiva Florida in November On August 1, the International Hobie Class Association (IHCA) announced that the 22nd Hobie 16 World Championship would be held on Captiva Island in southwest Florida Nov. 1-16. A sponsorship agreement between The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island in Lee County, FL, and the IHCA has been signed. The IHCA has also concluded an agreement with the host hotel, South Seas Islands Resort, Captiva Island. Racing will be held off Sunset Beach on the north end of Captiva at the resort. Hobie Cat Company will be supplying brand-new identical boats to all the competitors, which means that they will all have the same exact boat with the same equipment. For more information, go to www.hobieworlds.com.
St. Petersburg-to-Habana 2019 Race Scheduled — Entries Now Open The next St. Petersburg-to-Habana race, for sailing yachts 30 feet and longer, is scheduled for March 16-23, 2019. Preliminary information includes:
March 16-17: Registration and St. Petersburg-based events, hosted by SPYC. March 18: Race start, scheduled for 11am, Tampa Bay, in the vicinity of the Skyway Bridge. March 21-23: Cuba-based events, hosted by Club Nautico Hemingway International Yacht Club de Cuba, Havana, Cuba. Details and requirements are available in the Notice of Race, available at www.yachtscoring.com (search for “habana”). Eligible boats may enter through the online registration form available on the SPYC website, www.spyc.org. The entry deadline is Jan. 3, 2019.
St. Petersburg Yacht Club Announces that the Regata del Sol al Sol Will Be Held Every Other Year The 51st Regata del Sol al Sol from St. Petersburg to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, will not be held in 2019, but will be sailed in April 2020—and in even years after that. Specific information on the event will be included in the Notice of Race, which will be released in 2019 on the race website, www.regatadelsolalsol.org.
West Florida Master Race Calendar Now Online The Tampa Bay area and west coast of Florida Master Calendar and the Suncoast Boat of the Year Notice of Series have been posted on the websites for the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and West Florida PHRF at www.spyc.org and www.westfloridaphrf.org. The calendar lists all the regattas from Marco Island to the greater Tampa Bay area.
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72nd Sarasota Sailing Squadron Labor Day Regatta, Sarasota, FL, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 The Sarasota Sailing Squadron will be hosting its 72nd Labor Day Regatta. With six courses on Sarasota Bay and PHRF racing in the Gulf, this regatta attracts sailors from all over the country. Courses will be set up hosting Opti Red, White, & Blue fleets, Opti Green Fleet, Laser, 420, Sunfish, Melges, SR Max, one-design, multihulls and PHRF fleets. This is a Sarasota Bay Boat of the Year Event. Camping is available on the club grounds. About 300 boats generally race in this regatta. Free dockage and limited camping are available. Food and entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend. Contact the SSS at 941-388-2355 for further information. The NOR and online registration is available at www.regattanetwork.com. www.SarasotaSailingSquadron.org
28th Annual Juana Good Time Regatta, Navarre Beach, FL, Sept. 7-9 Always held on the first weekend after Labor Day, this regatta is held at, and sponsored by, Juana’s Pagodas—a thatch-roofed, volleyball beach bar on Navarre Sound, just south of the Navarre Beach Bridge on the Florida Panhandle. Racing on Santa Rosa Sound, the regatta is designed for both
experienced and novice racers. With the main emphasis being a “Good Time,” this event is open to all sizes of multihull sailboats, from beach cats to tris and cruisers. Usually about 50 boats participate. Spectators welcome. It all starts with the Smooth Sailing and late registration/package pick-up Party on Friday, Sept. 7, 6-8pm. That includes complimentary T-shirt, beer, discounted Malibu drinks and munchies. Saturday will include the Distance Race, Beach BBQ and door prizes. Sunday brings excitement with the Triangle Buoy Races and Awards Ceremony. Great live music will play throughout the weekend’s festivities. Online Registration closes at 5pm, Thursday, Sept. 6. Register by August 31 and save. Visit http://www.juanaspagodas.com/RegattaNews.htm for details and registration, including discounted lodging options.
The 9th Annual St. Petersburg Classic Regatta (formerly the Good Old Boat Regatta), Sept. 14-15 More than Just a Regatta, A Benefit for “Meals on Wheels” Organized by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and co-hosted by the St. Petersburg Sailing Association, this event is designed to showcase older classic boats, which must be at least 20 years old to enter (built before 1998). Boats come from all over to participate in this event which is known more for its fun, camaraderie and generosity than the sailboat race, which is always a spirited event. New this year will be the inclusion of classic motor yachts. Classes include Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, True Cruising (always the largest class), One-Design and a Fun class. Special awards are given for most beautiful boat, oldest boat, oldest skipper and a variety of other categories. The most prestigious award is the Good Neighbor Trophy awarded to the boat that makes the largest donation to Meals on Wheels. The regatta slogan is “Keels for Meals on Wheels” and it is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels, which provides nutritious, hot meals to low income elderly folks who would otherwise go without. Last year the regatta raised over $17,000 for Meals on Wheels, bringing the grand total to $74,700 over the last 8 years. The regatta slogan, “Keels for Meals on Wheels” highlights the importance of good nutrition to provide a solid foundation for healthy seniors. SPYC will supply free dockage, hosts the dock parties and the awards dinner banquet. For the NOR, online registration and information, go to www.stpetersburgclassicregatta.com.
Flying Scot Women’s North American Championships Privateer Yacht Club, Hixson, TN, Sept. 14-16. www.privateeryachtclub.org.
36th Bradenton Yacht Club Fall Kickoff Regatta, Bradenton, FL, Sept. 21-23 This regatta, held at the Bradenton Yacht Club, is the “kick18
off” event for the Tampa Bay/Sarasota Bay area winter racing season. Two days of racing in Tampa Bay. Classes: Spinnaker, non-spinnaker, cruising, racer/cruiser, multihull and one-design. Upwards of 70 boats have raced in the past, most of which raft up at the yacht club. Partying for the event begins on Friday night as boats gather at the club, continuing Saturday afternoon after racing. Entry fee includes T-shirt, free beer all days (while it lasts), pool party Saturday, and continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Single point hoist, mast crane and ramp available for boat launching. For more information, go to www.bradentonyachtclub.com. Go to www.yachtscoring.com and search for “Bradenton Yacht Club,” or call Fred Ruggiero at 941-5275661, or diesel3446@AOL.com. Complimentary dockage. BYC dock reservations: 941-722-5936, ext. 212, or dockmaster cell, 941-374-2310.
50/50 ‘Round the Island Race, 2018 Fort Walton Yacht Club, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Sept. 21-23 The Fort Walton Yacht Club will host the annual 50/50 ‘Round the Island Race beginning Sept. 21. Any multihull sailboat, fourteen feet or more, with a mast height no more than 48 feet is eligible to compete. Festivities will begin at 4:00pm at the club on Friday evening with Check-In, and racing begins after a continental breakfast Saturday morning. After the fifty-mile trek through the Gulf of Mexico, competitors will enjoy an evening of barbecue and camping at Fort Pickens National Park. Hotels are available on Pensacola Beach. New comers don’t need to be concerned with a ground crew or managing equipment, our race committee moves each competitor’s equipment and necessities to and from Fort Pickens for everyone’s convenience. After Sunday morning coffee and bagels, we begin the return trip to the club. The awards presentation will take place as soon as possible upon completion of the race on Sunday afternoon. The race is approximately 100NM around the island. Prospective competitors should consider additional safety equipment as listed in the Notice of Race. Register with NextSailor.com or find more information at FWYC.org.
22ndAnnual Leukemia Cup Regatta, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Sept. 28-29 Inshore and offshore races in the Charleston Harbor. The Leukemia Cup is held annually to help raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund patient services and vital blood cancer treatment research. www.leukemiacup.org/sc. Organized by Charleston Ocean Racing Association. www.charlestonoceanracing.org
63rd Annual Columbus Day Regatta, Biscayne Bay, FL, Oct. 6 Last year was supposed to be the 63rd Annual Columbus Day Regatta, but Hurricane Irma forced cancellation of the event. The event is expected to be held this year on Oct. 6, with the awards ceremony held the following week on Oct. 13 (dates not 100 percent confirmed as of early August). Attendance for this regatta is expected to draw over 200 racing and cruising sailboats from around south Florida. The Coral Reef Yacht Club generally hosts the award ceremonies. Organizers are looking for donations for raffle prizes. To sponsor, donate raffle prizes or for more information, go to the event’s Web site at www.columbusdayregatta.net.
34th Annual Dunedin Cup, Dunedin, FL, Sept. 29 Dunedin Boat Club is hosting this first race of the Gulf regions Boat of the Year races. Open to spinnaker, non-spinnakers, racer-cruisers and cruisers. Come for the race and stay for the party! Post race barbecue, live music and awards presentation at the Dunedin Boat Club. Anyone who is also registered for the race from Clearwater to Pass a Grille held the following weekend can get complimentary dockage at Clearwater Yacht Club from the day before the Dunedin Cup until the Pass a Grille Run. For full information, go to the Dunedin Boat Club’s website at www.dunedinboatclub.org.
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35th Pusser’s Rum-gatta, Apollo Beach, FL, Oct. 6 This annual regatta, sponsored by Pusser’s Rum, is hosted by the Tampa Sailing Squadron in Apollo Beach. Following the racing is the Pusser’s Rum “Par-Ti” featuring music, rum libations and dinner—all sponsored by Pusser’s Rum. 5th Gear Band will be providing the entertainment. On Sunday, a hot breakfast is served to racers 8am to 9am. Racing classes: Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Racer Cruiser, Cruising, Doublehand and the Mother Lode class. The Mother Lode class does not require a PHRF rating and is designed to provide an easy pursuit race around Tampa Bay for the less serious racers). 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, at the squadron. For details, entry forms, NOR and a discount for early registration, go to www.sail-tss.org and go to Regattas.
F18 Worlds, Sarasota, FL, Oct. 12-19 The F18 World Championship will be held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron Oct. 12-19. Racing will be in northern
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Sarasota Bay and maybe in the Gulf of Mexico, weather depending. As of early August, 72 boats were registered. Registration begins on Oct. 12 and racing begins on Oct. 14, running through Oct. 19. www.2018f18worlds.com, www.sarasotasailingsquadron.com. (Cover photo: Dalton Tebo sailing an F18 in Sarasota. Tebo will be sailing in the F18 worlds in October. Photo by Nick Lovisa.)
Kona North Americans, Pensacola, FL, Oct. 20-21 Pensacola Yacht Club. www.pensacolayachtclub.org
Kona Worlds, Clearwater, FL, Oct. 26-31 Clearwater Community Sailing Center. www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org
Hobie 16 Worlds, Captiva Island, FL, Nov. 1-16 (See “News” section above)
38th Annual Sarasota Yacht Club Invitational Regatta, Nov. 3 This is one of the largest and oldest regattas on Sarasota Bay. Both One-Design and PHRF Racing. One-Design classes: Flying Scot, VX One, Viper 640, Opti, Laser, 420, Open BIC. PHRF classes: Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Multihull, True Cruising, Pocket Cruiser, Racer Cruiser. Skippers Party on Friday. Entry includes two dinner wrist bands for awards dinner with pig roast, plus T-Shirt, drink specials and Sunday coffee and Scones. Co-sponsored by Mount Gay Rum. This is a Sarasota Bay Boat-of -the-Year event. Early reduced entry fee deadline is Oct. 31. Final entry deadline is Nov. 2. For the NOR and online registration, go to www.sarasotayachtclub.org. www.regattanetwork.com. Contact Will Stocke, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 941-315-0627.
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Okeechobee Water Level Goes Up About Two Inches Since July As of press date in early August, Lake Okeechobee was at 14.48 feet above sea level. This makes the navigational depth for Route 1, which crosses the lake, 8.42 feet, and the navigational depth for Route 2, which goes around the southern coast of the lake, 6.62 feet. Bridge clearance at Myakka was at 49.15 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).
Bahamas Increasing Boat Inspections BoatUS reported in their August/September issue of BoatU.S. Magazine of a couple who were boarded in April by the Bahamas Customs and Border Patrol while anchored in a remote bay in the Abacos. The inspection was described as aggressive and the inspectors went through all lockers and drawers. They were cited and fined $300 on the spot for having one less shotgun shell than they declared on entry and were told that if they didn’t pay it right then that they would have to appear in court and possibly spend time in jail. They were fortunate enough to have the money onboard and were released. They were given a receipt for the money. The
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New Florida Law to Enable FWC to Set Time Limit on Vessel Safety Inspection Decal On July 1, 2016, a law went into effect that enabled boaters to get an inspection decal on their boat that prohibited Florida law enforcement officers from stopping boaters just to see if they can pass a safety inspection. Requirements of the law mandated that a boater can request a decal after their boat has been stopped and inspected by a law officer. Boaters can request a safety inspection from an officer on the water, but there is no guarantee they will be given an inspection. Boaters should ask for a decal right after an officer has given them an on-the-water safety inspection. When
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Dredge ICW after Hurricane Damages From NMMA Due in part to efforts by the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA), supplemental disaster funds to dredge portions of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) are expected to add more than $25 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2018 budget. NMMA is a
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National Sailing Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees In July, the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced the six people who will make up its 2018 class of inductees: famed yachting cinematographer John Biddle (Philadelphia, PA/Jamestown, RI); three-time Soling World Champion Brazilian-American Olympian Vince Brun (San Diego, CA); and shipbuilder and naval architect William Webb (New York, NY). Three additional Inductees are being recognized with the NSHOF Lifetime Achievement Award: the late GreekAmerican shipping magnate and veteran offshore sailor George Coumantaros (New York, N.Y.); businessman, noted maritime memorabilia collector and 1992 America’s Cup winner Bill Koch (Palm Beach, FL/Osterville, MA); and 1975 Star World Champion Ding Schoonmaker (Naples, FL/Watch Hill, RI). Schoonmaker was not only instrumental in the founding of the US Sailing Center in Miami but also was a tireless advocate for the sport through his involvement with the national governing body, as well as the International Sailing Federation—now known as World Sailing—of which he served two terms as Vice President. The members of the class of 2018 join 65 previously recognized individuals as the NSHOF continues to fulfill its mission by drawing attention and recognition to Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing. Following a two-month period this spring, during which sailors from all corners of the country nominated their choice for induction, a selection committee—made up www.southwindsmagazine.com
of representatives from US Sailing, the sailing media, the sailing industry, community sailing, a maritime museum, a previous inductee, and the NSHOF Board—reviewed a wide range of nominations. Inductees are American citizens, 45 years of age or older, who have made significant impact on the growth and development of the sport in the U.S. in the categories of sailing, technical/design and contributor (coach, administrator, sailing media). Nominations of non-citizens were also considered if they influenced the sport in the U.S. Posthumous nominations were also accepted. The Lifetime Achievement Award inducts an American citizen, 55 years of age or older, who has had consistent involvement in sailing for a majority of his or her life and had success in the sport while also becoming successful and achieving noteworthy stature in a non-sailing career. The 2018 class will be formally celebrated on Sunday, November 11, 2018, with an induction ceremony hosted at Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL. The induction Weekend has become notable as a reunion of sailing’s Who’s Who with attendance by many previous inductees. For more on the NSHOF and the 2018 inductees, go to nshof.org/hall-of-fame.
Daedalus Composites of North Carolina Purchases Farrier Marine North Carolina-based Daedalus Composites, builder of high-tech large catamarans, announced in August that they have purchase Farrier Marine Group of New Zealand. Farrier is the builder of the Corsair Trimarans. Michael Reardon of Daedalus stated in the announcement that he had been in discussions with Ian Farrier about a production partnership for the Corsair before Farrier passed away in December 2017. Since then, those discussions evolved into the recent purchase of Farrier Marine Group. Corsairs will continue to be built in Christchurch, New Zealand, but the Daedalus plant in Edenton, NC, will be producing Corsairs or be doing some of the production. They currently have a backlog of orders for the boats, which are still in high demand. For more on Daedalus Composites, go to daedalusyachts.com.
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can still sail but are a bit more restricted. Charts 11402 and 11404 cover the area discussed here and it is highly recommended that you have both. Local knowledge is key. Information can often be obtained at the fuel dock, the Scipio Creek Marina, or at the pub of your choice. However, Apalachicola is not a sailing community, so much of the information relates to fishing. This information can be very valuable, as much of the bay fishing is done in shallows and the local fishermen are very knowledgeable concerning those areas. Daysailers can be launched at the very nice municipal marina at Ten-Foot Hole. This marina is right off the John Gorrie Bridge on Highway 98. There is often a crowd (for Apalachicola) of fishing guides, fishermen, and oystermen launching in the early morning, but with six spots for launching, the wait is usually not long except on holiday weekends. There is another launch ramp at the boatyard at the end of Market Street. The launching fee for non-county residents is $10. From Ten-Foot Hole, the entire bay is at your disposal. First, however, regardless of the type of boat you have, you have to head south in the navigation channel for at least 2 NM. To the east and west of the channel are very shallow areas, some of which are exposed at low tide. To be prudent, head south to green buoy #5 before taking off into the bay. As long as you stay south of about 29Â° 42â€™ N, you
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should be fine if your boat has a draft of less than five feet. At low tide or with a deeper draft boat, you might want to stay a bit more south. Once you are past buoy #5 you can sail most of the west side of the Bay until you approach St. Vincent or Little St. George Islands. Both islands have shallow shoals extending out about 0.5 NM from their shores, so consult your chart and be conservative. There is also the St. Vincent Bar, a very shallow bar that juts out from the NE corner of St. Vincent Island almost directly east for 1.5 NM into the bay. The bar then makes a turn and runs SSE for about two miles. This bar is well marked on charts. You will often see a fishing boat or two in the vicinity of the bar. Between Little St. George and the southern end of the bar is a passage about 0.5 NM wide that leads into the open bay to the west all the way to West Pass between St. Vincent and Little St. George islands. You are in a true wilderness
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A sailboat wreck near St. Vincent Island (this little sandbar does not have a name. It moves, disappears and reappears randomly. The wreck disappeared again this past April.
here. There are no inhabitants on either island, and the area probably looks much the same as it did hundreds of years ago. To the north of the west half of Little St. George, and parallel to the shore, is the Lower Anchorage, an area of deeper water up to 20 feet deep. The area is so marked on the charts. This was the historic anchorage for large, oceangoing ships in the days when Apalachicola was a major cotton port and the third-largest port in Florida. “Lighters”— shallow-draft boats—would transport cotton and other goods from the docks in Apalachicola to these ships for transportation to Europe and other points. The Lower Anchorage leads into West Pass between St. Vincent and Little St. George islands. This is a beautiful area but somewhat treacherous. The tidal current through the Pass can be fast during the tide changes. There are shoals just outside the pass to the south that run west for about 4 NM to Bird Island (a transient and constantly changing small island not on any charts) and beyond. There are passages through this area but they are constantly in flux. Local knowledge is highly recommended if you decide to venture into this area. This area is blank and is labeled “Subject to frequent shoaling” on the charts. However, if you take your time and stay alert, you can get a few miles west of West Pass and anchor. The rewards are immense. You will find wonderful scenery and miles of almost completely deserted beaches. It’s difficult to believe you are really in Florida when you are here—it feels as if you have stepped back in time to a point when Florida was an unexplored wilderness. We often anchored our IP 29 in this area and enjoyed the silence, the solitude and the scenery. On most occasions, you can watch dolphin cavorting in the shallows while chasing mullet—which seems to be their favorite food. Just be aware that anchoring out here is not a good idea with a wind from the southeast through the west. Great anchoring off Little St. George in mud/sand can be had all along the Lower Anchorage all the way to West Pass. There is reasonable shelter here from a south or west wind but little protection from a north or east wind.
Anchoring in this area gives you access to most of Little St. George Island. Anchoring at the west end of the Lower Anchorage (not too close to West Pass and the tide currents) gives access to the east end of St. Vincent Island. There is also some anchoring on the east side of St. Vincent Island just south of West Pass, but you need to know your boat, your charts, and you need to be careful. But if you can hit the anchorage, it is a great place to explore St. Vincent Island. The Lower Anchorage is an excellent place to anchor and spend a day or two exploring Little St. George Island. Dinghy (or wade) to shore to access both the Bay and the ocean beaches. Just remember to wear shoes and shuffle your feet to scare off the rays that frequent these areas. Also, there are sharks in the Bay. We have never had any issue with them but we occasionally sight them near shore. This area cannot be beat for scenery and exploration possibilities. You can walk a little less than a mile to the Gulf side of Little St. George which is quite remote. You might see the occasional fishing boat offshore and the island staff patrols the beach once a day most of the time, but that’s about it for traffic. During the nesting season (May through October) the beach is patrolled by a volunteer sea turtle monitoring group and nests are identified. Please do not disturb these nests—they are protected by law and the locals take the protection of sea turtles very seriously. If you dig holes in the sand during your beach party, please fill them in so as not to trap adult or baby sea turtles. Also, avoid the areas posted as bird nesting areas. If you want to explore the Gulf a bit, follow the channel from Ten-Foot Hole south to the markers that indicate the turn to the east in the ICW. Between this turn and Government Cut, there are no markers until you near the pass. Head straight (almost due south) for the cut and keep a sharp lookout. There are four buoys marking the entrance to the pass. Both sides of the entrance are shallow, so stay between the buoys. At the time of this writing, someone had placed a PVC pole marked in red on the east side of the route into the Cut. This indicates a shoal that has been
A really fun trip is to sail east along the south shore of St. George Island to East Pass, which is between St. George and Dog Islands., then sail back west on the bay side.
growing from east to west during the past few years. For some local knowledge, you can check at the Apalachicola Marina fuel dock, the Apalachicola Maritime Museum or the Visitors Center on Commerce Street. Once you are into the cut, you are home-free with access to the Gulf of Mexico. A really fun trip is to sail east along the south shore of St. George Island to East Pass, which is between St. George and Dog Islands. There are several great anchorages on the north side of Dog Island. The loop can be completed by sailing/motoring west in the ICW to Apalachicola. Plan on spending two or three days (at least) to properly enjoy this trip. To the east from the turn mentioned above, the ICW channel runs parallel to St. George Island. You can safely deviate from either side of the channel until you reach green daymarker #59 and red light #58, but I wouldn’t advise straying too far. East of these markers you had best keep to the channel. The south shore of St. George Island is scenic but populated. Most of this shore is private property and landing areas are few.
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The Apalachicola River is also available to you. Sailboats are often seen anchored up the river in protected cutoffs and alcoves. You’ll have to motor if the wind is not directly from the south. I wouldn’t recommend exploring the shore in the summer, but winter is a good time to check out the huge forested area north of the town. Just take a compass with you—everything looks the same in every direction and it would be easy to get lost (check out the Tates Hell stories). Daysailing is a perfect way to see the area, but be prepared to spend the entire day on the Bay—it’s a large bay. Better yet, sail to one of the islands and either camp on your boat or on the beaches at Little St. George (camping is not allowed on St. Vincent Island). With a shallow-draft daysailer or small cruiser (like our catboat), you can anchor off the north side of the island and wade ashore. If your boat beaches at low tide, just wait for high tide. The sail from Ten-Foot Hole to Little St. George is a little under 7 NM one way, so plan your time accordingly. A really nice daysail runs from Ten-Foot Hole almost due south until you reach the Cut. You can go ashore on Little St. George Island at the beach adjacent to the Cut— there is sufficient depth here to get right to the beach—for a great picnic on the ocean. This is about 12 NM round trip. Another great sail is to head to green buoy #5 and then
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Gail and our sailing kayak on Little St. George Island.
head SW toward Horseshoe Cove on Little St. George. There is the foundation of an abandoned lighthouse on the Gulf side of the island and the Gulf side is scenic and almost always completely deserted. Don’t try to land on the old dock in the vicinity—it is not suitable for a small boat and larger boats will run aground. This round trip is about 17 NM. If you are visiting the area without a boat, you can check with the local outfitters and set up a guided sail of the bay, the river and/or the surrounding area. There are several kayak rental shops on both St. George Island and in Apalachicola, including an outfitter that provides tours on sailing kayaks.
Tides Tides in Apalachicola Bay are not extreme and range from one to two feet normally. Some extreme tides occur during the winter months. With the Bay being so shallow, mud and sand flats are often exposed at low tide and covered by only a foot of water at high tide. The charts for the Bay are pretty accurate, and if you pay attention you will be able to avoid grounding. If you ground, the nice thing is that you are unlikely to damage your boat, as the bay is mud and sand. Just avoid the shallow oyster bars. One factor that must be considered is the effect of the Apalachicola River. The Apalachicola is a large river—one of the largest, by volume of flow, in Florida. On an incom-
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RACE REPORT US Sailing Team Dominates at the 2018 Youth World Sailing Championships, Corpus Christi, TX, July 13-20 The US Sailing Team at the Youth Worlds in Texas took four gold medals and one silver. The team received the Nations Trophy for their dominating performance. Winning a gold in the RS:X Boys Class was Geronimo Nores from Miami Beach. Carmen and Emma Cowles, both from Larchmont, NY, took another gold in the 420 Girls Class, while Charlotte Rose of Houston, TX, won the gold in the Laser Radial Girls Class. The fourth gold was earned by JC Hermus of Bellport, NY, and Walter Henry of Syosset, NY, in the 420 Boys Class. The silver medal was won by Berta Puig of Miami and Bella Casaretto of Fort Lauderdale in the 29er Girls Class. Sixty-six countries were represented in the 48th Youth Worlds, which were hosted by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club. Other teams that made strong showings were New Zealand in second, Italy in Third, Great Britain in fourth and France in fifth. For complete results, go to www.worldsailingywc.org.
Optimist US Nationals, Pensacola, FL, July 14-22 Nine countries were represented in 168 races over 10 days at the Optimist Nationals in July. Hosted by the Pensacola Yacht Club, sailing was on Pensacola Bay. The largest group was the Nationals which raced July 15-18 with 275 entrants. That was followed by the Girls Nationals on July 19 which had 70 entrants. On July 20-22 was the Team Race Nationals with 24 teams. Stephan Baker of Miami took first in the Nationals, beating out 278 sailors. He was followed by Malthe Ebdrup of Denmark, while Laura Hamilton of the Lauderdale Yacht Club took third. The girls national championship was won by Samara Walshe of New York, while Sara Schumann of Lauderdale Yacht Club took second and Anne Samis from Chicago took third. In team racing, the Lauderdale Yacht Club team of Connor Boland, Sara Schumann, Laura Hamilton, Jack Redmond and Lucy Meagher took first. For complete results, go to www.usoda.org.
Both races in the Spinnaker class were four miles the first race, first place went to LeAyn Dunbar from the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club aboard her J/80, Albert J. Rice, finishing with a corrected time just seven seconds ahead of Susan Danielson from the Pontchartrain Yacht Club and her crew aboard her Viper 640, Thai-ger. Close behind in third was Debby Grimm from the Southern Yacht Club and her crew aboard Hot Chocolate, finishing only 44 seconds behind Thai-ger. Kim Kaminski from the Navy Yacht Club and her crew aboard Helldiver finished 15 seconds behind Hot Chocolate. The second race saw close finishes as well, with LeAyn Dunbar on Albert J. Rice holding onto the lead, finishing once again ahead of Susan Danielson on Thai-ger by 12 seconds. Only 29 seconds separated third and fourth place between Debby Grimm on Hot Chocolate and Ellen Hunt from the Pensacola Yacht Club on Reach Around. For the Non-Spinnaker class, the ladies sailed a fivemile course and battled on the bay for position. In this race, another close finish time occurred between Linda Thompson from the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club aboard her boat, Moana, that finished 38 seconds ahead of Julie Connerley from the Navy Yacht Club aboard her boat Coquina. But after the handicap adjustment and corrected time, Coquina conquered the day in first place, with Moana in second, and Be Gobeli from the Pensacola Yacht Club, aboard Jes-B-N-Me, in third. The Lloyd and Beverly Stagg Perpetual Trophy is given to the Overall Winners in both the Spinnaker and NonSpinnaker classes, which went to LeAyn Dunbar in Spinnaker, and Julie Connerley in Non-Spinnaker. In addition, the Spirit of Bikini awards were presented to Debby Grimm on Hot Chocolate and Linda Thompson on Moana for the Best All Female Team exemplifying the spirit of the race. Perseverance Awards went to Helldiver in the Spinnaker Class and Jes-B-N-Me in Non-Spinnaker. The second race in the trilogy series was the Race for the Roses, held on July 28. The third race, the Fast Women Regatta, was on Aug.4.
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veryone’s heard that old saw about the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life— the day he or she buys a boat and the day he or she sells it. All those days in between offer some happy moments as well, of course, but they definitely come at a cost. Unless your boat is out in the front yard with daisies growing out of the cockpit, boat ownership is costing you. So, let’s take a look at the actual costs—not the initial costs of purchasing a vessel—but the ongoing expenses that any boat owner has to factor into his or her yearly budget. For the purposes of this column, let’s posit that the boat in question is a 20-year-old, 32-foot sloop that is used recreationally and kept in Charleston, SC. Its estimated value is $40,000. We’ll call it Test Bed. First off, there are taxes to be paid. In most Marina dockage fees are ordinarily an owner's biggest expense each year. Courtesy photo. states, boat owners are liable for sales tax when Hamm Insurance (a Charleston-based brokerage), you want buying or selling a boat, registration tax when registering a to consider purchasing liability coverage. “That will cover vessel and personal property tax. The latter is what conyou if you cause personal injury or property damage to cerns us because it’s an annual expense (whereas registrasomeone else while using your boat,” he says. tion tax, at least in the Palmetto State, is charged just once Hamm estimates that Test Bed could be insured for liaevery three years.) bility at $300,000 with an annual premium of about $1,000. In South Carolina, personal property tax on recreationBut the situation is complicated. He says most insurance al boats is based on 10.5 percent of the vessel’s appraised companies won’t write a policy unless you can provide a value multiplied by the given district’s millage rate. (Boats recent out-of-water survey to determine important informathat qualify as second homes are taxed at 6 percent; and tion such as the replacement value of the boat. (According owners can apply for a 4-percent rate if the vessel is their to veteran surveyor Neil Haynes of Blue Water Surveys, a primary residence.) So, Test Bed, whose owner we’ll say condition and valuation survey for Test Bed will run $868.) lives ashore near Charleston, would be assessed an estimatHamm says that there are a number of factors that can ed property tax of $1,240.72 annually. impact your premium. How and where you use your boat Then, there’s insurance. In South Carolina, this is not and what your driving record is are key among those. If you required by law, yet there’s no doubt that boat insurance occasionally charter your boat, that may disqualify you can be a wise investment. At the very least, says Ryan from coverage, and it will definitely change your category Hamm, a longtime racing sailor and president of Sadler and of risk and increase your premium payment. His best advice is to consider comprehensive or physical damage coverage because such policies normally cover salvage. Showroom Now Open by Appointment in Saint Petersburg, FL Should your boat sink, that can be very costly as fines for Up to 600 lbs. Capacity this offense can be steep and the work salvage companies 120 Walled 316 perform doesn’t come cheaply either. Stainless Steel Of course, no owner can forget about maintenance. Several Sizes Available Newer boats generally require less maintenance than older Universal Mounting boats, and boats with fewer on-board systems require less Easily Rotate or Remove care as well, but all boats except for that one in the yard Integrated Cleats growing daisies need to be maintained. Some sources, such 2-Year Warranty as Bloomberg.com, advise that annual boat maintenance can cost as much as 10 percent of the boat’s value. However, if you’re an owner who does most of his or her own maintenance, the only costs incurred are parts, tools, materials, Premium Davits at a and, of course, the occasional haulout. (That assumes you Martekdavits.com can find a boatyard that allows you to do your own work.) Reasonable Price… 727-826-0814
According to Rob Turkewitz, a Charleston area sailor who owns a Cherubini 44, maintenance ends up costing more than you might think. “You have to remember that the marine environment is tough,” he says. “It’s corrosive, and the reality is, if you don’t keep up with the maintenance on your boat, the costs will eventually increase.” Turkewitz commissioned an extensive refit on his boat in 2008 and says now— 10 years down the road—the cost of maintaining his boat goes up each year. “Parts and equipment wear out and get old, so you either refurbish them or you replace them. Eventually, the cumulative costs of upkeep can start to creep toward the original purchase price of the boat.” Taking Turkewitz’s comments into account, we’ll cut Bloomberg’s figure by just 40 percent and calculate that annual maintenance on Test Bed will run at least $2,600. Then there are operating expenses, which primarily relate to fuel costs but can also include holding tank pump-out charges and the purchase of such items as The more systems a boat has, the larger the maintenance budget is likely dock lines, safety gear, navigational equipment, etc. Say to be. Dan Dickison photo Test Bed’s owner opts to do an offshore trip down to Savannah for a weekend. He’ll need fuel in case there’s little wind (especially on the Savannah River), and he’ll hard to nail down precisely, but even just doing this trip need all the requisite offshore safety gear as well as updatonce a year will incur at least $400 in expenses, so we’ll doued software for his nav system or charts. These costs are ble that and put operating expenses at $800 per year. It’s ironic that an owner’s largest expense each year will come from the dockage or storage fees for when his boat isn’t being used. Again, costs vary depending upon choice, but long-term dockage rates at marinas in Charleston for a 40-foot vessel run the gamut from $10.20 per foot per month at the most economical marina to $17 per foot per month at the costliest. And it’s not uncommon for marina managers to include additional charges such as a $5/month environmental fee. To keep Test Bed at Charleston’s “bargain” marina, the owner would be looking at an outlay of $4,896 per year, not including charges for electrical and water use. Moorings can be a less costly option in many places, but you won’t find many available in the Charleston region. Of course, you could put down your own mooring, yet doing so requires applying for a mooring permit first (for a nominal fee). If you receive a permit, you’ll probably want to engage a qualified diver to set that mooring and attach the rode, pendant and buoy. The combined cost of diver and hardware can run anywhere from $800 to $1,500. And you’ll probably want someone to dive on the mooring each year to make sure the gear isn’t deteriorating. And, don’t forget, you’ll need some means of getting out to your boat on that mooring, so you may have to purchase a dinghy and possibly pay dinghy dockage to keep that boat somewhere close by. There are other expenses that a boat owner might encounter each year, but the ones identified here are your principal costs. Even by choosing the most economical options in each of the above categories (Test Bed’s owner went with dockage instead of a mooring), when you tally this all up, you’re looking at a figure—$10,504.72 (or about $875/month)—that represents more than a quarter of the boat’s value. That concept may be hard to swallow, but that’s pretty close to the real cost of ownership. News & Views for Southern Sailors
View of the entrance from well inside the harbor at North Bimini.
2018 Bahamas Cruise Leg I Miami to Bimini to Great Harbour Cay in the Berrys By Fred Braman
y Catalina 30, Rhombus, and I departed our Jacksonville home in late March 2018 heading south, taking our time, visiting friends and old haunts acquired from over 30 years of ICW cruising. I picked up my crew, old navy and sailing buddy Steve DiFranco, in West Palm Beach, and by late April, we were anchored at Key Biscayne’s No-Name Harbor in the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Our destination was Great Harbour Cay (GHC) in the Berry Islands with a planned stop in Bimini. We had big plans after Great Harbour: New
Providence, Exuma, Eleuthera, and then home via the Abaco Islands. Our end-of-trip constraint was the Atlantic Hurricane season; when the clock strikes July, we’ll be home. This account is our first leg. I’ll be writing about the rest of the trip in coming issues. Miami to Bimini No-Name is a great place to wait for weather and we could have used a couple days at this delightful spot doing just that. But when you get Gulf Stream crossing weather,
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you’d better go, as you may have to wait awhile for another chance. It was bittersweet that our April 25 arrival looked like an April 26 departure, but we had a lot of islands that we wanted to visit and were anxious to get started. So we departed Key Biscayne the next day as ol’ Sol peaked over the horizon. Wind was a very light NW breeze, usually a crossing no-no, as a north flowing Gulf Stream and a north wind blowing south don’t get along very well. Winds were forecast to back to the SW, perfect for us. The Gulf Stream is only a mile off Key Biscayne and it was worth a look. Upon arrival at the Stream, the north winds were too light to cause a problem. Confident they would be back as the day progressed, we pressed on. The SW wind never showed up; replaced by a light easterly. Though we got the sails up for awhile, we mostly motored the 46 miles to Bimini. The passage from Florida was slower than expected and we arrived offshore the Bimini Islands on April 26 just after 7pm, not an optimum time for reading water depths. Entry to Bimini requires some preparation and study. Cruising guides describe two routes into the deep-water seaway just to the east of North Bimini and the two Bimini towns, which serves as its harbor. One route cuts through sandbars directly from seaward. Two well-separated red markers with no paired greens present a confusing visual, and it’s hard to determine the exact route through the sandbars into the harbor. The second inbound route uses a shore range to approach the southern part of South Bimini Island, and once close to shore, follow the shoreline in good water north to Alice or Bailey Town, depending on your marina destination. Wanting no part of the breakers near the direct route, we followed the script for the second route and had no problem entering North Bimini’s little port. You also pass the entrance to South Bimini’s Sands Marina en route. Planning on a three-night stay, we selected the “a little-bitpricey” Bimini Big Game Club for its nice facilities and higher activity level. In that we were not disappointed; facilities were great and the Club is lots of fun! We tied up at the Club Marina about 8:30pm and didn’t clear customs until after 10—too tired to explore anything but the shower. Tomorrow would be another day! We slept late the next day. After a few boat chores, Steve and I took our golf cart on a tour of the island, picking out some beaches to frequent in the coming days. The weather forecast indicated we’d have plenty of time. Our best guess for departure—a week! I bought a shirt, hung
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Miami to Great Harbour via Bimini.
out by the pool, and then we had a great dinner at the Three Sisters Restaurant. Upon returning to the marina, the band was playing and kids were dancing. It was a lively and pleasant scene, as a full moon cast a glow over the bay. It was fun! The Big Game Club is at the junction of Alice and Bailey Towns, and if you like small town island life, Bimini is a vibrant, middle-class Bahamian place with small shops, tiny bars and lots of mom and pop eateries. People are friendly and everybody seems to have a job—almost all dependent on the tourists that come here. An added treat for me (being an old retired high school math teacher) was visiting Louise McDonald High School a block from the Big Game Club gate. It would be my fourth foreign school visit in the past few months, having visited a school in Norway and two in Ecuador during other travels. I just go to the school office, introduce myself and describe my background, and ask to visit. Schools are always happy to show themselves off, particularly to foreign visitors, and I’ve never been turned down. Regrettably, such a visit strategy would not work at the public high school a few blocks from my Florida home. Tomorrow the beach, a fiveminute walk. Crossing the Great Bahama Bank We remained in Bimini due to high winds for 11 days! “Where you were during the two-week blow” would be a topic of conversation among sailors we met throughout the rest of the trip. Chris Parker’s Marine Weather Center
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finally advised a Monday May 7 departure in order to have a quiet anchorage on the Great Bahama Bank, which was our preference. It would cut the 80-mile trip to our destination, Great Harbor Cay in the Berry Islands, into two daytime travel pieces and an overnight anchorage. Otherwise, we could leave Sunday with reasonable travel conditions, but with little chance of finding the Bank hospitable to anchoring. We decided to leave Sunday, hoping to find better-than-forecast conditions, while expecting to sail throughout the night. Our departure from Bimini was via the sandbar channel route that most boats used. It’s always easier to see the way out than the way in! After a successful exit, the cruise north along the North Bimini coast was straightforward. Turning east at North Rock and heading straight for Great Harbor, we’d
pass close enough to Mackie Shoal to keep it in play for anchoring if conditions permitted. Seas were moderate and confused, but we made fast progress thanks to a favorable tidal current. Our navigation challenge was to get to Mackie in the daytime, and if anchoring was not possible and we sailed throughout the night, get to GHC after sunrise. Neither option worked. Parker’s forecast was spot on, and we bypassed our hoped-for anchorage. Plan B had problems also as we arrived at GHC at 3:30 am! Enter plan C: anchor for the rest of the night and enter the harbor through its narrow rocky cut during daylight. The short cut into Great Harbour leads to a big lake and a marina with big docks and wide fairways. The cut is hard to spot even during the day and a night entry was not in the cards. Anchoring was called for, but it was pitch dark
The route taken to Great Harbour Cay from Miami.
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A view of the Big Game Club complex from the harbor.
and I couldn’t see the shoreline. We were also simultaneously treated to the day’s first rainsquall. Except for running and instrument lights, there was not a pinprick of light anywhere. Watching only the chartplotter and depth sounder, I found a spot and dropped the hook, luckily snagging some deep sand on the first try. In many decades of cruising in small boats, I cannot remember ever before anchoring using instruments alone. Great Harbour Cay In bright sunshine the next morning, Rhombus entered the narrow cut into the harbor at Great Harbour Cay and was soon tied up at a very nice marina. GHC is big and unlike many of the out islands, you can’t walk to see it. We rented a car and traveled the island, ending at The Brown’s Garden for dinner in Bullocks Harbor, GHC’s small town. Ronnie and Gaynell Brown are own- Louise McDonald High students practice a music routine to be performed in town later that week. News & Views for Southern Sailors
Great Harbour Cay’s entrance is nearly invisible from a distance, but it opens up into a broad, well protected harbor, once can you find it!
ers and sole employees. Two tables, five bar stools and great food. The MailBoat, Captain Gurth Dean, came in while we were exploring the island the next day. (In 2012, that very MailBoat sparked my interest in such travel and led to my MailBoat cruise of the Bahamas, which I did and wrote about five years later. See the December 2017, January and February 2018 issues at Back Issues at www.southwindsmagazine.com) Although we spent only three days in Great Harbour Cay (plus the night in the dark just outside the harbor), it’s the kind of place that can lull you into wanting to stay forever. Boat-beach-bar-bed—you get so lazy that even brushing your teeth is a chore! You take a book to the beach, never open it and sleep. Not much to do there except chill and maybe go out to Brown’s for dinner once in awhile. Our last day was that kind of day. We started by looking for the tourist hot spots we may have missed, like the ruins of the “Rat Pack’s” beach lodge. I don’t know how much time Frank, Peter, Sammy and Dean actually spent there, but they had a place and there are locals hoping that someone will restore it to its former splendor. Hard to believe that such a group would pick GHC, which is about as far from Las Vegas as you can get! Finally, we settled in at The Beach Club, an Atlantic shore white-sand beach with a nice outdoor bar and restaurant to contemplate the next day’s departure. Great Harbour Cay was a terrific stop, but it was time for us to move on. New adventures lie ahead. Next month, heading southeast: The Northwest Providence Channel, Chub Cay, New Providence Island and Highbourne Cay in the Exumas— stops en route to our planned next long visit, Cape Eleuthera. Fred Braman lives in Fleming Island, FL, with his wife of 50 years, Louise. He writes about his travels in his Catalina 30 sloop, Rhombus, for SOUTHWINDS Magazine and recently completed two months in The Bahamas. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Big slips and nice facilities ashore at the Great Harbour Cay Marina.
Only Three Teams Sign Up as America’s Cup Challengers to Team New Zealand Smaller Version of the AC75 Tested on the water and a another version to be marketed to the general public successfully tested Rendering of Philippe Briand’s 6.5-meter Flyacht that uses the same foiling concept as in the proposed America’s Cup AC75 foiling monohulls. © Philippe Briand.
une 30 was the first deadline for teams to register as challengers to the 2021 36th America’s Cup in New Zealand. Any other teams who wish to sign up have until Nov. 30, but they must pay an additional $1-million. The challenging period started Jan. 1. The three teams are Luna Rossa (Italy), INEOS Team UK and the New York Yacht Club. Challenger facilities in New Zealand can accommodate up to six teams, which leaves room for three more. Four other teams are in negotiations with Team New Zealand. Another American team, named USA21, is expected to sign up but did not make the first deadline, as they are described as a “start-up” and are still seeking backing. Where their base would be is still undecided as it will depend on the backing. INEOS Team UK announced $217 million in financing, which has raised concerns among other potential challengers as a high bar to reach with that much money financing one of the teams. The challengers must first win the Prada Cup to be the challenging team to face off with Team New Zealand. In the meantime, challenger teams are allowed to build a smaller version of the AC75, the foiling monohull that Team New Zealand has come up with. Teams are allowed at this point to build a version up to about 39 feet. INEOS Team UK took a Quant 28 (a sportboat) and outfitted it with
the same foiling design as proposed in the AC75. The boat was launched and sailed by a crew of two in the UK in July. It was reported that the boat was doing 30 knots in 12 knots of wind and going upwind at 20 knots. The boat was easily controlled, and stable tacks and gybes were performed easily. Other teams are working on their own versions, but Team UK was the first to test sail one. One of Team New Zealand’s goals is to have the AC75 inspire the development of smaller foiling monohulls to be sailed by those who can’t afford the millions of dollars that the America’s Cup teams have. Yacht designer Philippe Briand, who has been involved in six America’s Cup campaigns—and who is not known to be affiliated with any of the teams entered in the 2021 cup—has done just that and designed a 6.5-meter (about 21 feet) version that is based on the same foiling concepts that are in the AC75. Named the Flyacht, Briand has designed the yacht to be built and marketed as an affordable boat to the general sailing public. It will sail using a wheel and have a crew of two.
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Peninsula YC, Cornelius, NC, www.peninsulayacht.com South Carolina YC, Hilton Head Island, SC, www.scyachtclub.com SYC: Savannah YC, Savannah, GA, www.savannahyachtclub.org SYC-NC: Southport YC, Southport, NC, www.sycnc.org WCSC: Western Carolina SC, Anderson, SC, www.wcsc-sailing.org SEPTEMBER (*see Racing News & Regattas, page 16) 1-2 SAYRA Junior Grand Prix Regatta. LNYC 8-9 Old Goat Thistle Regatta. LLSC 14-16 Peninsula Cup Regatta. PNYC 15 Around Oak Island Sunfish Race. SYC-NC 15 Junior Pluff Mud Regatta. BYSC 15 Leukemia Cup Regatta. SYC 15-16 Gone With the Wind Regatta. C22. LLSC 21-23 Board Bash. LNYC 22-23 Fall Classic. CSC-SC 22-23 Flying Scot Regatta. LLSC 22-23 Last Cat Regatta. KSC 28-29 29th Charleston Leukemia Cup. CORA* 29-30 Laser GA States Regatta. LLSC OCTOBER 5-7 USODA Southeastern Championships. LLSC 6 Around Paris Island. BYSC 6-7 CORA Offshore Challenge. CORA 6-7 Halloween Regatta. AYC 6-7 Ocean Challenge. SCYC 12-13 Hospice Regatta. WCSC 13 Beers Y-Flyer Regatta. AYC 18-21 US Sailing Champion of Champions. AYC 19-21 Lightning Wild Oyster. CYC-SC 20 Data Cup. BYSC 26-27 US Snipes Master. AYC 26-28 Turkey Shoot Regatta. KSC 27 High School Regatta. BYSC 27-28 Sailboard Regatta. LLSC 27-28 Halloween Snipe Regatta. AYC 27 Club Championship. SAYRA
Race Calendar 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. Lake Lanier, GA: http://aiscracing.weebly.com 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 & SC, Beaufort, SC, www.byscnet.com CORA: Charleston Racing Assoc. www.charlestonoceanracing.org. CSC-SC: Columbia SC, Columbia, SC, www.columbiasailingclub.org KSC: Keowee SC, 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
Race Calendar Clubs with regattas listed this month (go to club websites for local club racing schedules): EFYC: Epping Forest YC, www.efyc.com FYC: Florida YC, www.theFloridaYachtClub.org LESC: Lake Eustis YC, www.lescfl.com LMSA: Lake Monroe SA, www.flalmsa.org MYC: Melbourne YC, www.MelbourneYachtClub.com NFCC: North Florida Cruising Club. www.nfccsail.com RCJ: Rudder Club of Jacksonville, www.RudderClub.com SAYC: St. Augustine YC, www.StAugustineYachtClub.com SYC: Smyrna YC, www.SmyrnaYachtClub.com
SEPTEMBER 1 Herb Elphink Memorial Race (offshore) NFCC 1-2 Labor Day Regatta. LMSA 1-2 Labor Day Regatta. RCJ 3 Tommy Hall Memorial Race (offshore) NFCC 8 Mermaid Regatta. MYC 16 East Coast Series. Open BICs, Optis, 420s. MYC 22 Hands on the Helm. NFCC. Women’s Race. 22 Equinox Jr. Regatta. FYC 30 Fastest in the Forest. EFYC OCTOBER 6 Fall River Regatta. NFCC 6 Chicken Island. SYC 6-7 Fall Small Boat Regatta. MYC 13 Navy Day Regatta. EFYC 14 Compass Rose Challenge. SAYC 13-14 Fall Big Boat Regatta. MYC 20 J/24 Boat of the Year Regatta. FYC 20 Brewers Cup. SYC 27-18 13th Inland Lake Championship – Opti, Bic, Laser. LESC TBA Wildcat Regatta. LESC SOUTHEAST FLORIDA Regional Sailing Organizations:
Race Calenda Key West Community Sailing Center. A social hour featuring lite fare is held on Fridays from 6-8pm. Beginners and non-members 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. SEPTEMBER 2 Labor Day Un-Regatta 15-16 Club Championship #1. PHRF 29 Black Betsy OCTOBER 6 Club Championship. Portsmouth 7 Club Championship. PHRF 20 Cris Sandifer Regatta. Portsmouth 21 Cris Sandifer Regatta. PHRF
Race Calendar 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): BBYC Biscayne Bay YC, www.biscaynebayyachtclub.com CGSC Coconut Grove Sailing Club, www.cgsc.org KBYC Key Biscayne YC. www.kbyc.org SEPTEMBER 9 BBYRA OD#1. KBYC 15 BBYRA ORC#1. BBYC 15 Florida State Snipe Jr. Championship. CGSC 22-23 Lime Cup Regatta. BBYC 29-30 Annual BBYRA OD#2. CGSC OCTOBER (*see Racing News & Regattas, page 16) 6-7 Columbus Day Regatta* 20 BBYRA ORC #2. CGSC 27-28 Halloween Howler Youth Regatta. CGSC
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Race Calendar The organizing authority for racing and boat ratings in West Florida is West Florida PHRF at www.westfloridaphrf.org. For the Tampa Bay Area & Florida West Coast Yachting Calendar, go to the St. Petersburg website at www.spyc.org, then “Sailing” and “Sailing Calendar.” Clubs with regattas listed this month (go to club websites for local club racing schedules): BCYC: Boca Ciega YC, www.SailBcyc.org BYC: Bradenton YC. www.BradentonYachtClub.com CCSC: Clearwater Community SC, www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org/ CMCS: Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society, www.cmcs-sail.org CYC: Clearwater YC, www.ClearwaterYachtClub.org DBC: Dunedin Boat Club, www.DunedinBoatClub.org DIYC: Davis Island YC, www.diyc.org NSYC: Naples Sailing & YC, www.theNSYC.com SPSA: St. Petersburg SA, www.spsa.us SSS: Sarasota Sailing Squadron, www.sarasotasailingsquadron.org SPYC: St. Petersburg YC, www.spyc.org TSS: Tampa Sailing Squadron, www.Sail-TSS.org
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SEPTEMBER (*see Racing News & Regattas, page 16) Aug. 31- Sept. 2 72nd Annual Labor Day Regatta. SSS* 1 Labor Day Regatta. DIYC 14-15 Classic Regatta. St. Petersburg. SPSA* 15-16 Bruce Watters Green Fleet Regatta. SPYC 21-23 Kick-Off Regatta. BYC* 29 Dunedin Cup. DBC* 29 College Match Race Qualifier. SPYC OCTOBER (*see Racing News & Regattas, page 16) 5-7 Summerset Race. CMCS 6 Couples Race. DIYC 6 Race to Pass-a-Grille. CYC 6 Rumgatta. TSS* 12-13 Ted Irwin Memorial. SPYC 12-19 F18 Worlds. SSS* 13 Fall Bay Race. SPYC 13 Gulf Race. DBC 20 Dore Drake. DIYC 20 Commodore’s Cup. SPSA 20 Commodore’s at the Helm. BYC 20-21 Kona North Americans* 26-31 Kona Worlds* 27 Great Pumpkin Regatta. SSS 27 Commodore’s Cup. NSYC 27 Halloween Regatta. DIYC 27 Glowstick Regatta. DIYC 27 Mack-N-Gnaw Race. BCYC 27-28 Grand Masters Team Racing. SPYC NOVEMBER (*see Racing News & Regattas, page 16) 1-4 F16 North Americans. CCSC 1-16 Hobie 16 Worlds*
Race Calendar Clubs with regattas listed this month The GYA is the main organization coordinating all races in the area BSC: Birmingham SC, Birmingham, AL BucYC: Buccaneer YC, Mobile, AL BWYC: Bay Waveland YC, Bay St. Louis, MS BYC: Biloxi YC, Biloxi, MS CSA: Corinthian Sailing Association, New Orleans, LA CYC: Cypremont YC, Cypremont Point, LA FWYC: Fort Walton YC, Ft. Walton Beach, FL FYC: Fairhope YC, Fairhope, AL GYA: Gulf Yachting Association GYC: Gulfport YC, Gulfport, MS JYC: Jackson YC, Jackson, MS LPWSA: Lake Pontchartrain Women’s SA, New Orleans, LA LYC: Lakewood Yacht Club. Seabrook, TX MYC: Mobile YC, Mobile, AL
NOYC: NYCP: OSYC: PBYC: PCYC: PontYC: PYC: RCYC: SYC: TYC:
New Orleans YC, New Orleans, LA Navy YC of Pensacola, Pensacola, FL Ocean Springs YC, Ocean Springs, MS Pensacola Beach YC, Pensacola Beach, FL Pass Christian YC, Pass Christian, MS Pontchartrain YC, New Orleans, LA Pensacola YC, Pensacola, FL Rush Creek YC, Heath, TX Southern YC, New Orleans, LA Lake Tammany YC, Slidell, LA
SEPTEMBER (*see Racing News & Regattas, page 16) 1-2 Lipton Challenge. BWYC 7-9 28th Juana Good Time Regatta, Navarre Beach* 8 Remember 9-11 Regatta. PYC 15 Middle Bay. BucYC 15-16 W.A.V.E. Day on the Bay. NYCP 15-16 Back to School Regatta / Dinghy Challenge. PontYC 15-16 Leukemia Cup. BSC 15-16 Lightning Cotton Pickin’ Regatta. PontYC 21-23 50/50 ‘Round the Island Regatta. FWYC* 22 Leukemia Cup. BucYC 22-23 Hood Regatta. HYC 29 Great Lake Race. NOYC/CSA 29-30 Wadewitz. FYC 29-30 GYA Lightning Championship. FYC 30 Coco Seeman. SYC OCTOBER (*see Racing News & Regattas, page 16) 4-7 Rhodes 19 Nationals. SYC 6 Sunfish Splash Regatta. CYC 6 Single-Handed Round the Lake. TYC 6 Lost Bay. PtYC 6 Thomas Regatta. FWYC 6 Singlehanded Regatta. GBCA 7 Mixed Doubles Regatta. GBCA 6-7 Fish Worlds. BucYC 6-7 GYA Finn Championship. BucYC 6-7 Great Scott. BSC 6-7 Hospitality. JYC 6-7 Jerry Ellis Regatta. BYC 12-14 J-Fest Legends Regatta. GBCA 12-14 WFORC. PYC 13 Round the Cat. PCYC 13 Broken Triangle. MYC 13 Pink Ribbon Regatta. NOYC/SYC/LPWSA 13 Monk Smith. BWYC 13-14 Jack Dane Finn Regatta. PYC 13-14 Lipton Reschedule Date. BWYC 13-14 Lightning Fall Dinghy Fest RCYC 14 Rondinella. BWYC 14 SYC Closing. SYC 19-21 KONA North American Championship. PYC* 20 Double-Handed. FYC 20 J22, FS, MC, R19, Make-up. SYC 20-21 GYA Fish Class/John G. Curren. BucYC 20-21 Great Pumpkin. BSC 20-21 Shearwater. OSYC 25-28 Harvest Moon Regatta. LYC 26-28 LPRC. NOYC/PontYC/SYC/TYC 26-28 Wave Intergalactics. PBYC 26-28 Wife-Husband Flying Scot Regatta. JYC
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45 Island Packet 1999 ’97, ’99 .........2 from.......$199,000 45 Southerly 135 2012 .........................................$499,000 44 Catalina Morgan 440 DS 2005........................$217,500 44 Island Packet 440 2006 .......................................SOLD 42 Island Packet 420 2004 ...........................................SOLD 42 Southerly RST 2014 ............................................$568,000 42 Island Packet 420 ’00, ’01, ’02 .......3 from.......$255,000 42 Catalina 42 Mk II 2002 ...........................................SOLD 42 Lagoon 420 2007.................................................$339,000 42 Sabre 425 1994 ....................................................$119,900 41 Beneteau Oceanus 411 1998 ...........................$129,000 41 Island Packet SP Cruiser MKI 2010 ...............$309,000 41 Hunter 41 DS 2007 .........................................$140,000 40 Caliber 40 LCR-SE 2003 ................................$199,900 40 Delphia 40.3 2013..........................................$249,000 40 Maestro 2006...................................................$249,900 40 Catalina 400 MkII 2004 ..................................$170,000 39 Beneteau 393 2003..............................................SOLD
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2000 Catalina 34. 4’3” draft, autopilot, low hours, dinghy, wind, speed, depth, chartploter. $55,000. Susan 941-524-9658. (9/18) 33’ Cheoy Lee Clipper Ketch. Illness forces sale. Perkins Perama M30 diesel, new exhaust manifold & heat exchanger, Danforth and CQR anchors, new VHF and inverter charger, carry on AC unit, Adler Barbour refrigeration, Vessel docked in Crystal River, Florida. Accepting any reasonable offer. 352-2200864 (11/18)
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37’ Irwin MKlll Center Cockpit 1977. Good Condition. Refrigeration, solar, windlass, Garmin GPS, Autopilot, davits/dinghy, Perkins 4-108, brand new batteries & cables, bimini/dodger/curtains. Miami. $29,000. email@example.com (11/18)
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
37’ Valiant Esprit. Bob Perry Blue Water Cruiser, Motivated seller, New bottom paint, hull & deck buffed. Asking $50,000. Contact Jamie Birch 317-750-8664 Jamie@preferredyy achts.com, PreferredYachts.com
2012 37.2 Delphia. High-quality performance cruiser from Europe. Thinking Hunter, Jeanneau, Beneteau? Take a look at Delphia. Air Conditioner, good electronics, autopilot, Volvo Diesel, professionally maintained. Two staterooms. Priced to sell. REDUCED ONLY $99,990. Alan 941-350-1559 AlanPWYD@ gmail.com. www.windsweptyachtsales.com
38 Lightwave Catamaran 2001. Built in Australia to world-class standards. Magnificently maintained and equipped. Asking $250,000. For more details, contact Jamie Birch 317-750-8664 Jamie@PreferredYachts.com
38’ Cabo Rico Cutter Plan B. 1985. Crealock design, bluewater contruction. Solar, watermaker, SSB radio, air conditioning, inverter, davits, dinghy. Ferenc Mate says Cabo Rico is one of Worlds Best Sailboats. Great sails and excellent sailing performance. Alan 941-3501559. Only $97,900 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.WindsweptYachtSales.com.
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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. $85,900, Cape Coral, FL. Luc Carriere 239-822-4056, email@example.com (11/18)
2014 Lagoon 39 New Design. Not a storm boat! Turn-Key ready! Call Today $299K R@Yachtmann.com. 727-487-2278 Yachtmann.com
39’ Hunter 2011. Freshwater boat until 2017. Furling main, bow thruster. Well maintained and easy to sail. Asking $169,000. Contact Kamil Honein 727-688-6236. Kamil@PreferredYachts.com
Caliber 40 LRC ’03. Updated LRC–SE version. Well-maintained & equipped for cruising w/good storage/tankage. 2 cabins/2 heads. Furling main, Genoa, Staysail. Raymarine electronics. AIS, SSB, Wind generator, Solar panels…$199,000. S&J Yachts 410-6392777. www.sjyachts.com
Delphia 40.3 2013. A GREAT sailing, quality, cruising boat. 3 cabins. Mahogany joinery. NEW 2016/17 Generator, Windlass, Radar, Watermaker, Canvas, Liferaft, Batteries... Owners plans have changed. $249,000. S&J Yachts 410-639-2777. www.sjyachts.com
40’ Island Spirit Catamaran 2004. Built in South Africa. Bluewater cruiser, loads of equipment, Must see. Asking $215,000. Located at the Preferred Yachts brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St Petersburg. For more details, Contact David Aumack 302-465-2416. David@PreferredYachts.com
40’ Catalina 400 1996 asking $110,000. Twin wheel, fast performance cruiser. St Pete slip available. For more details contact Jamie Birch 317-750-8664. Jamie@PreferredYachts.com
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40’ Catalina 400 2006. Fast, twin helms, centerline berth. Motivated owner. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St. Petersburg. Contact Bo Brown. 727-408-1027. Bo@PreferredYachts.com
40’ Caliber 1992 Asking $100,000. 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
41’ Island Packet SP Cruiser ’10. Thinking of switching from sail to power? Not ready? We have the boat for you! Sit inside in comfort & trim all sails at the push of a button. Or motor like a displacement trawler. $309,000. S&J Yachts 410-639-2777. www.sjyachts.com
41’ Islander, 1973. Experienced Caribbean family cruiser, 50hp Perkins, 30gph watermaker, 2 refrigerators, 2 Blake heads, generator & AC. New main, new dodger, fresh bottom. $45,000. Stewart Marine, Miami, 305815-2607 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
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1988 Passport 41. Ready to move aboard and cruise! Perfect condition. Updated version of 40. Substantial upgrades, dinghy, motor, much cruising equipment. $159,000. For info and complete list, call 727-365-0943. (11/18)
42’ 1981 Tartan Schell Keel. New Awlgrip, new spar, new furler, new standing & running rigging, autopilot, GPS, 2015 UK mainsail. Gregg at 941-730-6096, GreggWYS@gmail. com www.windsweptyachtsales.com $74,900
Reba - 1985 41’ C&C - $49,900 Greg Merritt 813-294-9288, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.curtisstokes.net
42’ 2007 Lagoon 420. Super clean and wellequipped 4-cabin, 4-head version. Fresh bottom paint, 2014 sails, 2009 engines, new radar, new house batteries, new solar panels, newer upholstery and cushions, and much more. Aggressively priced at $339,000 for a quick sale. Fort Pierce, FL, Matt Malatich of S&J Yachts 843-872-8080. email@example.com
42’ Tayana Vancouver 1991 Asking $100,000. Robust classic blue water cruiser. 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
42' Jeanneau Center Cockpit 1997. Rare center cockpit version of a very fast cruiser. In great condition. $89,900. See pictures at www. PreferredYachts.com/brokerage. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center, St. Petersburg. Contact Bo Brown 727-408-1027 Bo@preferredyachts.com
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42’ Island Packet 420. Asking Only $235,000. 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
42’ Moody Center Cockpit 2002. Rare offering. Furling main, electric winches, generator, bow thruster. Bill Dixon design. Asking $154,900. 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
42’ Hunter Center Cockpit ‘93. Excellent cruiser/liveaboard. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St. Pete. For details and more pictures, contact Joe Zammataro Asking $87,500 727-527-2800. Joe@PreferredYachts.com
42’ 2001 Catalina MK II. Asking $135,000. Motivated seller. Visit Featured yachts at Preferredyachts.com for more details. Located at the Preferred Yachts brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St Petersburg. Contact Bo Brown 727-4081027. Bo@PreferredYachts.com
42’ Jeanneau Deck Salon 2006. Asking $172,500. Visit Featured yachts at Preferredyachts.com for more details. Located at the Preferred Yachts brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St Petersburg. Contact Bo Brown 727-4081027. Bo@PreferredYachts.com
43’ Endeavour Center Cockpit 1980. Asking $74,900. New Canvas with cockpit enclosure, Super clean, $11k in New Electronics, exceptionally roomy, Ketch rig, Slip at Harborage Available. Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St. Petersburg. For more details, contact Bo Brown 727-4081027, Bo@PreferredYachts. SOUTHWINDS
44’ CSY Pilothouse Ketch. No money was spared to upgrade and update every system on this true blue water boat. Contact Joe Zammataro 727-560-0220 Joe@Preferred Yachts.com or Bo Brown at 727-408-1027. Bo@PreferredYachts.com
44’ Catalina 445 2014. Possibly the best boat Catalina ever built. 3 staterooms, exceptional equipment and well-maintained. A must see! Asking $335,000. For more details contact Joe Zammataro 727-560-0220 Joe@Preferred Yachts.com, or Jamie Birch 317-750-8664. Jamie@PreferredYachts.com
45’ 1997 Kelsall model sailing catamaran. 4 cabins, 3 heads and more. In 2017, finished cruising around the world. Fully equipped, ready for blue ocean water cruising. Owner retired. $189,000. Jan @ 305-332-3463 (11/18)
45’ Beneteau Oceanis 2012. Motivated seller priced this boat to sell. Asking $249,500. Located at the Preferred Yacht’s Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St Petersburg. Contact Bo Brown at 727-4081027. Bo@PreferredYachts. com
45’ Freedom Center Cockpit 1990. Refit included new generator, bow thruster, electronics, radar arch, fresh bottom paint. Asking $135,000. Located at the Preferred Yacht’s Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St Petersburg. Contact Jamie Birch at 317-750-8664. Jamie@PreferredYachts. com
2008 Jeanneau 45 DS. In Annapolis and ready to sail. Price reduced to $199,000. R@yachtmann.com. Yachtmann.com
45’ Hunter Center Cockpit. Asking $125,000. Spacious aft cabin, Easy to sail & Great Value. Fresh Bottom Paint Located at the Preferred Yachts Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina in St. Pete. Contact Bo Brown at 727 408-1027. Bo@PreferredYachts.com, PreferredYachts.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
46’ Hunter 460 2001. 3 stateroom with office layout. Located at the Preferred Yacht’s Brokerage Display Center at the Harborage Marina, St Petersburg. Contact Bo Brown at 727-408-1027. Bo@PreferredYachts. com
2014 Hake-Seaward 46 w/Retracting Keel 2’5”7’0” draft. Air, Thruster, Panda 4 Gen, Less than 100 main engine hrs, (3) Staterooms, (2) Heads. Offered at $465K. Bobby Brown 214-704-7750. firstname.lastname@example.org
2001 Catalina 470. Owned by a knowledgeable sailor who has continued to upgrade her, she has all of the right equipment. Offered at $205K. Bobby Brown 214-704-7750 email@example.com
Southerly 47 2013. Shoal draft 3’ 3” w/variable draft up to 10’ 3”. Blue water cruiser with the ability to sail in less than 4 feet of water. Extremely clean. 3 cabins. Large raised salon w/panoramic views. Well-equipped: Bow/ stern thrusters, generator, power winches. Asking $879,000. S&J Yachts 410-6392777. www.sjyachts.com
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REMORA from page 62 away with my flippers. As improbable and ridiculous as it sounds, I’m thinking they hitched a ride. So, as long as they were helping clean the debris that accumulates on the bottom of our boat, I felt I should start feeding them our food scraps, which they snatched right up. I would go out on deck, stomp my foot and they would come out looking for food. We ended up feeding them breakfast, lunch and dinner. And sometimes, snacks. Larry would come out and watch—he got a kick out of it, too, once he was assured I wasn’t feeding them anything he could eat, although I did feed them his shredded wheat mini-wheats occasionally because I had brought plenty. It was time to start heading back to the U.S. before hurricane season. I sadly said goodbye to my remora family, which had grown from two to five, and left George Town, heading back up the Exuma Sound to our favorite spot, Black Point Settlement, with another overnight at Oven Rock. The next day, we were again at Black Point Settlement. A couple of hours later, I put out a line hoping to catch dinner. My “babies” came right out! I guess they decided to tag along! Other boats in our anchorages didn’t have them—or didn’t notice. For the rest of the week we were back to pancakes, chicken, pasta, veggie trimmings, etc.—breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. I fed them shredded wheat mini-wheats while scrubbing the waterline so they’d keep me company. It was fun watching their upside-down mouths grabbing the food! My family had now leveled out to what seemed to be two adults, one large about three feet long and quite chubby, and one slightly shorter and thinner, and two of what seemed to be juveniles of slightly different sizes but just as scrappy as the biggest one when it came to going after the food. Sad when it came time to leave. The next five days were long— grueling hauls through the Exuma Bank, Northeast Providence Channel, Great Bahama Bank, Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream, ending in brackish water in Lake Worth, North Palm Beach. Only catfish came after my bait there.
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The Remora Family By Barbara Reid
t was another day waiting for the wind and seas to be kind enough to sail comfortably from West Bay, New Providence Island, to the Exumas. I had caught some nice baitfish with a Sabiki in Biscayne Bay, so I decided to try my luck at catching dinner. Two rods were deployed, each with a large hook and a six-inch fish; one on each side of our Moody 425 in rod holders and tied to the stanchions. When I went below to grab another book, we heard a loud crack. We ran topside to try to figure out what had caused the noise, only to discover my port side rod was missing, as was the rod holder which had been ripped right off the stanchion. There’s a poor fish out there dragging a rod behind him! Luckily we had a couple more rods and successfully caught a few meals as we continued our journey.
When in Black Point Settlement, Exumas, I was fishing off the boat while anchored. The rod bent nearly double! Looking down into the beautifully clear 20-foot deep water, I saw a dark fish that was over three feet long promptly swim under the boat. Finally, struggling with its weight and feistiness, we were able to get it up on deck. The top of its head looked like it had been trounced on by a work boot which identified it as a remora. Quickly looking up food value (nil), we finally got the hook out and threw it back into the water. Each time after that, a smaller remora would appear from under the boat and go for the baited hook. I finally gave up.
Several days later, in between books, I decided to tie a chicken bone scrap to a line and lowered it into the water. Two remoras came out from underneath the boat and fought over it as they picked away the skin, cartilage and fat, then worked the bone from the line. Well, I got into a habit of feeding them scraps. Fast forward. After a couple of weeks in Black Point Settlement, we headed south, stopping at White Point and Oven Rock through Farmers Cay Cut down the Exuma Sound to George Town. A day after we got anchored, I jumped in to take a swim around the boat. One of the remoras was attached to our keel and the other one started swimming back and forth between the two of us as I shooed it See REMORA continued on page 60
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