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Sun & Moon Sunset: 6:42 pm; Sunrise (Friday): 7:27 am Moonrise: 8:17 am; 1.3% illuminated High tides: 9:12 pm / 9:54 am (Friday) Low tides: 3:04 pm / 3:24 am (Friday)

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Weather Today: Scattered thunderstorms, high 83; winds E, 11 mph; 73% humidity Tonight: Scattered storms, low 74 Tomorrow AM: 60 % chance of rain, high 84

Find out how nautical you and your crew mates are with this quiz. n What are the wind speed categories for the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale? n What does STCW stand for? ANSWERS on page 3.

Upcoming Events Today, 5-8 pm Island Global Yachting cocktail hour with folks from St. Lucia to talk about the new initiatives to attract yachts. B&D tent, #1304-1305

Today, 6 pm-2 am Quarterdeck’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Kick-off Party. Live music and drink specials,1541 Cordova Road.

Friday, 10 am-4 pm YachtInfo crew seminars, Bahia Mar. $25; $35 with briefing. Story page 3.

Friday, 4:30-7 pm YachtInfo Captains Briefing on foreign-flag yachts entering, cruising and chartering in the U.S. $35.

Friday, 7:30 pm-12:30 am Lurssen’s Beach Bash at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Invitation only.

EVERY LAST DROP: Yacht crew polished off weeks of preparations yesterday. Bring on the show. See more images on pages 4-5. PHOTO/DORIE COX

Yachts move over shallow water By Staff Report Several yachts around the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show struggled with depth issues this week, forcing a few to make a decision: enter and risk grounding or refuse their place in the show. Four yachts on the floating docks around Hall of Fame Marina were relocated when at least two chose the latter. Their vessels draw too much for the mean low water in their designated slips, the area just south of the swing bridge on the east side. Two others docked side-to to gain clearance. At least one other vessel struggled with shallow water in the show. The 125-foot Perini Navi S/Y P2, which draws 12 feet, touched bottom at low

tide on Tuesday after moving into its slip on the face dock at Bahia Mar. “Sailboats add flavor to the show,” said Capt. Jonathan Kline, P2’s build captain who is back for the show. “But, we’re losing the sailboats, and this is one of the reasons.” Kline made an old-fashioned lead line to check the bottom depth when he arrived and found a meter of water under the keel. But with the new moon yesterday, he expected low tides to fall farther than normal. He was right. The tidal coefficient yesterday was 110 – the highest is 118 – and tides dropped into negative depths. Extreme tides are expected again today. Tom Serio, Dorie Cox and Lucy Reed contributed to this report. Contact us at

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Chef dies in Lauderdale hotel room By Dorie Cox Chef Kai Rasinen was found dead Monday afternoon in Ft. Lauderdale of unknown causes. He was 34. There were no suspicious circumstances in the extended-stay hotel room on Southeast 17th Street where he lived and was found, said Ft. Lauderdale Police Rasinen Detective D.J. DeJesus. “Kai was a wonderful chef and a gentle soul,” Chef Victoria Allman said. “He took my place on M/Y Blue Moon when I left and I know he did a fabulous job.” Mr. Rasinen also worked on M/Y Roxana, M/Y Paraffin and M/Y Plan B among others, said Capt. Ian Westman.

“He was a gentle, peaceful person who always wanted to please those around him,” Westman said. “Strangely, when we first met him, he worked onboard with us as a deckhand and we actually had no idea he was a chef,” he said. “But, I must say, he was one of the keenest, most hard-working deckies I ever had.” Mr. Rasinen’s father told police his son had had a kidney transplant and had received treatment since he was 12. A memorial has been planned for Sunday at 11 a.m. at the pier near John U. Lloyd State Park in Dania Beach. For information, e-mail Chief Stew Carrie Kurka at Anyone who spent time with Mr. Rasinen in the final days of his life is encouraged to call DeJesus at +1 954621-8160. “It’s a great loss to all to lose friends so young,” Westman said. Dorie Cox is associate editor of Triton Today,

Crew seminars tackle paint, interior By Lucy Chabot Reed Three industry trade groups have come together to offer a full day of seminars for yacht crew. YachtInfo begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. on the second floor at Bahia Mar and concludes by 4 p.m., followed by a panel discussion on foreign-flagged yachts entering, cruising and chartering in U.S. waters from 4:30-6 p.m. and a cocktail reception from 6-7 p.m. The daytime session include “Defining and achieving success in a superyacht paint job” with folks from Pinmar USA, Rybovich and Awlgrip;

“Outfitting and commissioning a yacht’s interior” with folks from Pioneer Linens, the new Feadship M/Y Helix and Wright Maritime Group; and “Gadgets, Gizmos, Bandwidth” with folks from Palladium Technologies, Wartsila, Great Circle Systems, Guardian 24/7, Penumbra Marine Logistics and MTN. The seminars are $25 and admission is transferable among crew on a yacht. The 4:30 panel discussion is $35, and includes the seminars. More details are available at Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of Triton Today,

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DOING THE CREW THING, DAY 1: Prep Chamois cloths and mops in hand, focused yacht crew took only a moment yesterday to look up from their work getting vessels ready for today’s opening. Welcome to the 52nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  PHOTOS/DORIE COX



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CHECKING THE TIDE: Triton Today’s Question of the Day Unlike the seemingly busier Med, yachts on this side of the pond spent their summer in a bit more relaxed. More than half our respondents sat at the dock; the rest were busy with charters or owner cruises.

What did the yacht do this summer? Owner use – 19.0% Shipyard – 19.0%

Sitting at dock – 38.1%

Charter use – 23.8%

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Where did you do it? Europe – 4.8% Bahamas – 14.3% Med – 19.0%

New England – 19.0%

Mate Gerard Rutishauser M/Y Never Enough 140-foot Feadship Sat at Bahia Mar. “It’s nice to be land-based. I have friends who live here, so I got to visit with them, played some golf.”

Capt. Eric Yeager M/Y Big Zip 142-foot Trinity In New England all summer. “We travelled throughout Maine dodging lobster pots.”

Chef Regis Bourdon M/Y Victoria Del Mar 121-foot Moonen Chartered in the Med. “It was quiet in May and June but then it was 24-hour turn-arounds in Italy, the south of France, Corsica and Sardinia.”

Deckhand Kieran O’Leary M/Y Harmony 164-foot Westport “We went up north to the east coast. We went all the way to Maine, with lots of time in Portland and Boston.”

3rd Stew McKenzie Munroe M/Y Madsummer 147-foot Feadship “We went to New York, then back and forth to the Bahamas, mostly in the Bahamas and Florida.” Deckhand Andries Matthysen M/Y Claire 115-foot Broward “We just stayed in Boca Raton all summer. We were private, but now we’re charter.”

Florida – 42.9%

Capt. Craig Turnbull M/Y Allegria 152-foot Hakvoort Chartered in the Med. “I’m from the other hemisphere; you mean ‘summer’ as where we were?”

Eng. Paul Chennells M/Y Easy 147-foot Trident “We were in LMC all summer and then to Bahia Mar. We went one time to the Bahamas for a week and one weekend to Key West.”

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OFF THE DOCK: Some of the parties that have happened so far

@ Ardell Ardell revived its party vibe with a reception for captains before the show. PHOTO/LUCY REED

See more photos from this event at www.

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About 200 bikers joined National Marine Suppliers for a 140-mile run from Ft. Lauderdale to the Everglades and back to benefit Kids in Distress. PHOTO/DAVID REED

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@ Yacht Chandlers Yacht Chandlers threw another fun evening complete with leis and beach balls, live band and silent auction to benefit the Guy Harvey Research Institute. PHOTO/LUCY REED

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@ Crew4Crew Hundreds of crew gathered at Crew4Crew and Waxy’s for the placement agency’s fourth annual captain and crew appreciation party. PHOTO/DORIE COX

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