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t during Antigua charter show He said he is not the only person wrestling sharks, and if anyone catches one with a yellow plastic tag by the dorsal fin, instructions are in the capsule on how to report the information to NOAA. At $5,000 a tag, the data is vital to track the health and growth of shark populations. It is really about raising awareness of shark conservation, Sudal said. Sudal and Fratcher generally go out at night and use cameras to document their dinghy adventures. They tried each day to catch one for the pen they built next to Orion’s berth at the marina. But with so much rain, the runoff and cold water kept sharks away. Better shark hunting next time. l

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The Charter Yacht Brokers Association honored three yachts in its Going Green to Save the Blue campaign, which encourages charter yachts to lessen their impact on the environment. Awards went to Capt. Walter Wetmore of M/Y Safira, a 129-foot Newcastle, Capt. Donald and Audrey Harper on S/Y Aletheia, a 70-foot Fountain Pajot, and Capt. Laurence Ottley and Gaelle Andries of S/Y Ree, 115-foot Valdettaro. The top yachts were chosen from 75 yachts that qualified for the award. Awards were also given at other regional shows. Capt. Steve and Deb Schlosser of S/Y Alternative Latitude, a 44-foot Voyage, were honored at the Virgin Island Charter League Fall Yacht Show. Capt. Nick Baxter and Lucy Fletcher of S/Y Best Revenge 5, a Privilege 585, were honored at the British Virgin Islands Charter Yacht show in the fall. The Champion of the Sea certificate was awarded to Charlotte McDevitt, executive director of Green Technology BVI.

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The Charter Yacht Brokers Association inducted a yacht chef and three charter brokers into the Charter Yacht Hall of Fame during the show. Chef Selwyn James was inducted after decades of service as a charter yacht chef. A scholarship is being donated by past yacht owners in his name. Charter experts Ed and Barbara Hamilton were recognized for their years of charter experience from Tortola to Maine, their impact on all aspects of chartering and for their CDI Guide that was used as a directory before the Internet. Broker Joyce MacMullen, a lifetime member of CYBA, was recognized for starting A Windward Mark charter brokerage in Camden, Maine.

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Triton January 2014 Vol. 10, No.10  

Monthly publication with news for captains and crew on megayachts.

Triton January 2014 Vol. 10, No.10  

Monthly publication with news for captains and crew on megayachts.

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