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‘Must-Do’ List for 2012
The Moorings’ guests provide their best recommendations
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Editor’s Letter Contents
Welcome to the new 4 Must-Do in 2012 24 The Moorings Regatta News
Our guests provide their best Regattas to get you racing
Moorings Mainsheet! The Moorings has been providing yachting vacations
worldwide for over 40 years. You can trust us to offer five 2012 list
Those of you who’ve been cruising with star service and the most innovative yachts. Choose from 26 The Leukemia Cup Regattas
skipper yourself, sail, power, or all - inclusive crewed yachts. 6 The British Virgin Islands Racing for cancer cures
us for years know that The Moorings
Discover why everyone loves the BVI
Editor .................................................. Carol Hansen
Mainsheet has been a mainstay around here 28 The Moorings Yacht Ownership
8 NEW! BVI Ultimate
for quite a while – we’ve come a long way Assistant Editor .................................... Melissa Pavese
10 Caribbean Calendar of Events
Plan your vacation around one of 29 The Miami International Boat Show
Marketing Director....................................... Josie Tucci
these lively events
There are lots of new and exciting things happening with The Moorings Creative Director...................................... Chris Moore
for 2012, and we thought it especially fitting to start the new year with a
Contributors ......................................... Gillian Hegner
12 St. Martin
fresh new look! A first-timer shares her new
St. Martin secrets
If you don’t have your 2012 travel plans in place, now is a great time to Colin Salt
make it happen. Maybe you’re craving a warm tropical escape from the cold, Debbie Fletcher 15 NEW Crewed Destinations
or fancy an extra special summer vacation with the kids. With this in mind, 9 The Bahamas
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The perfect close-to-home &
we’ve cherry-picked some amazing destinations, stirred in a peek at some taking you to amazing new places!
Distribution................................................ Sue Gagne family-friendly cruising destination
of our luxurious sailing yachts and power catamarans and sprinkled in some
tempting regatta and event dates to place on your calendar. For the ultimate
The Moorings Headquarters Sailor and photographer Chris Stevens
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Colin Salt of The Moorings,
shares his Croatia experiences
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The Maldives, consisting of 26 coral for updates. Make comments, or ask questions-
atoll formations, have been described we’d love to hear from you!
as one of the wonders of the world.
Surrounded by shallow, turquoise
waters and enclosed by coral reefs Your vacation is in safe hands. The Moorings is proud
inhabited by a spectacular panorama to be a member of TUI Travel® Group.
of colorful fish, the islands offer visitors
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underwater life in the world. Enjoy on a
Moorings all-inclusive crewed vacation.
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Must Do in 2012 The Moorings’ customers share
their amazing vacation plans
for this year! Watch turtles
lay their eggs in the Seychelles
‘There seems no better location to witness giant turtles laying their
eggs on the beach – a truly awe–inspiring event. The Seychelles
landscape looks picture – perfect and we can’t wait to go!’
Capturing the perfect shot in Croatia
‘As a photographer, I am always looking to capture that perfect shot
and I am planning on chartering one of the brand new 393 Powercats
in Croatia so I can get to one of the many unspoiled islands and coves’
Tastebud treats in Thailand
‘I consider myself a bit of a foodie and spurred on by my desire
to try ‘something new – somewhere new’ I am hoping to charter
a yacht in Thailand and experience a taste of the East’
Indulgence in the Med
Family fun in France ‘As a busy working mom of four children, I can’t wait to step aboard
one of the new all-inclusive crewed yachts in the Mediterranean. Let
‘I am so excited that The Moorings’ all-inclusive
Honeymooning in the Maldives someone else take care of the cooking for a change and do nothing
crewed yachts are now in the South of France. My
‘We were married in 2011 but delayed our honeymoon, now we
but relax and enjoy some quality ‘family time’.
whole family is planning on traveling to Nice to
are planning on chartering the new crewed yacht in the Maldives
celebrate my mother’s birthday. It will be great to
and having a blissful seven night escape.’
treat her to a little indulgence, while the rest of us
get to have fun on the water.’ Swimming with dolphins in New Zealand
Scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands Carnival fever in St. Vincent & Grenadines ‘Like many people, I have always dreamed of swimming
‘I love the idea of joining a Caribbean carnival, with fantastic with dolphins and in 2012 I am finally going to make this
‘As a diving enthusiast, I was thrilled to find out The Moorings have
dance, beautiful colors and plentiful rum punch. So, in 2012, I am dream a reality. Myself and 5 friends have chartered a
introduced a specialist all-inclusive crewed yacht dive charter in the BVI, so I
going to try and make sure one of my Moorings’ trips coincides Moorings yacht in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand and
will be making it my mission to get out
with a celebration day, such as the colorful can’t wait to set sail.’
there as soon as possible.’
and rhythmic Saint Vincent and
Great golfing in St. Martin Grenadines Carnival in July.’
‘Myself and a group of friends have
been talking about going to see a
professional golf game for some time
and we have decided to combine this
with our other passion for sailing.
At the moment we are thinking about
the St. Martin Open in April.’
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With an abundance of secluded beaches, harbors and restaurants, it is little
wonder why the British Virgin Islands are one of the world’s most popular destinations.
From unique shopping to quirky bars and restaurants, there are so many places to visit.
Discover the British Virgin Islands
Taste the Caribbean
Whether you are looking for designer labels, jewelry or local crafts,
Main Street in Road Town, Tortola, hosts a range of small boutiques,
handmade crafts, perfumes and casual clothing, as well as larger,
Feeling cold? Try a warm, comforting recipe with a tropical twist to remind you of distant, sun-drenched shores.
more recognized shops. Tortola is also good for buying jewelry.
With the assistance of The Moorings’ base staff we unveil a delicious recipe for Red Bean and Pork Stew with
Colombian Emeralds International offers a wide selection of gems,
Dumplings. Start tasting the flavors of the Caribbean while you plan your dream yacht charter.
perfect for that gift for someone at home, or a little treat for you.
If shopping isn’t your passion and you want to experience well-known spot for tourists and locals alike. It hosts a full moon Ingredients Method
Oil, for frying 1 For the red bean stew, heat a little oil in a large pan and gently fry the onions, seasoning peppers,
something a little different, on the island of Jost Van Dyke you will party every month where crowds of over a thousand people gather
spring onions and garlic until softened.
to enjoy local bands from the island. 2 medium onions, chopped
find an infamous bar named The Soggy Dollar. The bar has no dock, 2 Add the bay leaves and stir well. Tip: In the soaked kidney beans, add the pork and or bacon, leaves
2 tbsp mild green chilies, chopped
leaving people to swim ashore and exchange their damp dollars Another highly-praised, famous location in the British Virgin and hot pepper sauce. Mix well.
4 – 5 Spring onions, chopped 3 Pour over enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 1 hour –
for delicious drinks. With a famous rum-based cocktail named ‘The Islands is Willie T’s floating restaurant. The steel hulled vessel
3 large cloves garlic, chopped 1 hour 30 minutes, until the beans and the meat are tender. Meanwhile, prepare the dumplings.
Original Painkiller’, it’s worth moored in Norman Island, attracts many guests and is an extremely
2 bay leaves 4 For the dumplings, season the flour with salt in a bowl. Add enough water to make a soft dough
swimming over (or taking popular anchorage. Serving up jumbo prawns and BBQ chicken and knead for about 10 minutes, until smooth.
16 oz. Red kidney beans, soaked overnight
dishes, it’s an outstanding place to stop for lunch or dinner. If 5 Dust the work surface with flour and roll chunks of the dough into cylinders about 1 inch diameter.
your dinghy or kayak) to 1 lb. Smoked bacon or pork, blanched and
Cut into1/2 inch pieces.
spend the afternoon by the you prefer something more family-oriented, then Pirates Bar and cut into 2 inch chunks 6 Add the dumplings to the red beans
beach sipping cocktails. Restaurant nearby is an ideal destination. Chopped parsley along with the diced potato.
For something completely The British Virgin Islands offer spectacular scenery with surreal Hot pepper sauce, to taste Continue cooking until the
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced dumplings are cooked
different, the full moon parties stops along the way and some of the friendliest people you will ever
through and the
Chives, or spring onions to garnish
at Bomba’s Surfside Shack meet. You soon realize that the British Virgin Islands have a multitude potatoes are tender.
For the dumplings 7 Serve hot, garnished
are not to be missed. Built of scenic and explorative offerings.
4 cups flour with chives or
entirely from driftwood, the Call your Vacation Planning Specialist for more information and to
Water, to mix spring onions.
establishment has become a plan your BVI Vacation at 1.888.939.2248.
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BVI National Symbols
Fun Things to Know Before You Go!
Content reprint with the permission of BVI Newbie 1012. BVI Newbie guides are available on Moorings Yachts in the BVI.
Official National Song:
God Save the Queen
Official National Sport: Softball
Unofficial National Sport: Sailing
Official National Flower: Oleander
Unofficial National Flower: Frangipani
Unofficial National Bird:
Official National Bird:
Unofficial National Song:
Picturesque landscapes and isolated cays
Turtle Dove Caribbean Run by Quito Rymer
Mesmerizing beaches, stunning coral snorkeling and scuba diving is splendid. catamarans if you’re
reefs and picturesque island towns Picturesque landscapes and isolated not a sailor. The 4600
Ultimate Dive BVI are just a few of the attractions of a
Bahamas yacht charter. Known as one
cays are part of a Bahamas yacht charter,
but there’s so much more. Sailing in the
features four air-
conditioned en-suite stateroom
An Unmatched Private Luxury,
of the most scenic parts of the Bahamas, Abacos is a relaxing vacation for the cabins (complete with separate showers
The Abacos offer sailing in family-friendly entire family. and electric toilets) plus two forepeak
Guided Dive Experience
waters sheltered behind barrier reefs berths, a flat screen TV with DVD player, CD
DIVE BVI Experience diving in a whole new way, as you cruise to new underwater and large and small cays. The appeal is player and MP3 connectivity, and a blender
playgrounds to explore each day and dive directly from your luxury
catamaran. Your professional Captain and Chef are also experienced
in the unique beauty of the islands, not
offer sailing in family- for producing delicious cocktails while sailing
quite tropical and yet far different from the calm turquoise blue waters.
PADI certified dive instructors and will guide you to the best dive those in more temperate zones. Marine
friendly waters sheltered With a sunny Caribbean climate, the
locations throughout the BVI, from the famous “Wreck of the Rhone” to life flourishes on the reefs, where the behind barrier reefs and Abacos offer gentle trade winds, stress-free
“best kept secret” dive spots.
Our crew in the British Virgin Islands – Andy and Dusty Botha – large and small cays. sailing, premier snorkeling, plentiful marinas,
quaint villages and towns, wonderful dining,
provide guests with an exceptional level of customer service. Previously
The Moorings base in the Bahamas offers and friendly people.
in Malawai, Andy operated his own dive center for 13 years. Specializing
a good range of yachts to choose from, Close proximity to the United States,
in international cuisine, Dusty owned a restaurant for 4 years. They both
including monohulls from 37 foot, up to the makes airline connections from major U.S.
With over 50 islands and islets, the British love to sail and enjoy discovering the hidden treasures of the sea. Perfect
41-foot Moorings 41.3. The 41.3 offers three airports easy and convenient, meaning less
Virgin Islands are home to uninhabited for certified divers of all levels, this package includes shallow dives, blue
cabins with a spacious cockpit featuring a time spent traveling and more time sailing
water dives or even an optional night dive.
islands, bountiful marine life and exquisite drop leaf table, shower and stereo speakers. the open waters of the Bahamas.
Scan code to view our Dive BVI video
The Bahamas base also boasts a number
beaches. Pristine and undeveloped, the or go to www.moorings.com/dive
of catamarans, including both the award- To plan your next Bahamas sailing vacation
BVI has provided a desirable haven for avid Call your Vacation Planning Specialist for more
information and to reserve your Ultimate Dive winning 40-foot Moorings 4000 and the call your Moorings Vacation Planning
divers and yachtsmen. at 1.888.939.2248. innovative Moorings 4600, as well as power Specialist today: 1.888.939.2248
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Discover More Ashore in 2012
MARCH May 5 – 13, 2012 AUGUST
March 9 – 14, 2012 St. Lucia Jazz Fest – St. Lucia
Caribbean Arts & Crafts Festival Known as one of the most anticipated
Sandy Ground Village
Trellis Bay, BVI events on the international music festival
Festival – St. Martin
circuit, the world class music affair includes
Find intricately woven baskets, chunky This annual event features
an array of musical masterminds from
jewelry and other local popular St. Martin bands,
around the globe.
handcrafted items at the wholesome French
annual Caribbean Caribbean food and traditional games.
Arts & Crafts To top everything off, fireworks explode
Festival in over the village on the final night.
March 23 – 25, 2012
September 1 – 30, 2012
Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend
Dance Festival – St. Vincent
The National Dance Festival hosts a series
A wide range of fun activities that
encourage spirited participation by all May 25 – 27, 2012 of events that showcase traditional and
members of the family.
Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta modern works that include African and
Jost Van Dyke, BVI contemporary Caribbean dance.
With over 30 years experience, guests
can witness wooden boat races amongst
Adventures & Events
live music and drinks on the island of OCTOBER
Jost Van Dyke. October 28, 2012
Jounen Kweyol Entenasyonnal – St. Lucia
May 27 – 29, 2012 A mix of creole food, music, games and
BVI Music Festival folklore come together to give this festival
Cane Garden Bay, BVI a really unique flavor that’s home to the
Don’t miss out on the British Virgin Island’s French influenced Caribbean islands, but
annual music festival. Listen to live music,
March 26 – April 1, 2012 enjoyed by many more.
2012 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival savor local dishes and dance the night
Tortola, BVI away on the crisp white sand.
What’s happening in the Caribbean Sponsored by The Moorings, the BVI
Spring Regatta has something for everyone
FULL MOON PARTIES
that attends the weeklong event. Be sure Fireball Full Moon Party
to check out the racing, entertainment, Trellis Bay, BVI
From festivals to regattas, we’ve got you covered parties and more. Racing and spectator A family oriented celebration featuring
packages available. local musicians, cuisine and entertainers at
Aragorn’s Studio in Trellis Bay.
for 2012. View our guide of adventures and events
April 21 – 23, 2012
Virgin Gorda Easter Festival JUNE
June 29 - July 10, 2012
for planning your next best vacation aboard a Take part in a fun-filled weekend featuring
Vincy Mas – St. Vincent
a multitude of local entertainment and
St. Vincent’s carnival, featuring contests,
culinary treasures in the BVI.
the “Parade of Bands” and more. It’s
Moorings yacht charter in the Caribbean. a colorful bonanza of costumes, music
July 1 – 8, 2012
Highland Spring HIHO – Tortola, BVI
Take part in the
annual Highland Bomba’s Full Moon Party – Tortola, BVI
Featuring an assortment of activities from
live entertainment to food and drinks,
the world’s best
MAY wind surfing
Bomba’s Full Moon Party offers countless
components of an authentic BVI event.
May – July, 2012 competition.
St. Lucia Carnival Sponsored by
A highly traditional event, Carnival The Moorings, Full Moon Dates:
festivities include competitions and the event is a week of non-stop racing and
March 8, April 6, May 6, June 4, July 3,
performances by masquerade bands, adventure in the British Virgin Islands with
calypso and soca singers, steel bands, and daily races from one island to another and August 2, September 30, October 29,
beauty contests. great nightly entertainment. November 28
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St. Martin’s European flaire and great diversity have made this
a small Island with a lot to o ff er
a hot-spot of the Caribbean for 2012. St. Martin First-Timer Secrets Did you do any
In language, cuisine and inhabitants, Dutch Alternatively, Front Street, located in land excursions?
and French influences immerse visitors in Philipsburg offers an entirely different The Moorings’ guest, We rented a car for our last
Donna Hansen shares her
European culture. There is never a shortage experience, presenting an abundance of day in St. Martin. It was
St. Martin sailing vacation
of sights, sounds and tastes to intrigue even jewelry shops and perfumeries. The shopping easy to get around and
secrets with us
the traveler who thinks they’ve seen it all. in Philipsburg is situated next to a picturesque it was nice to see a little
beach that lends way to an afternoon of more of the mainland. For
Was this your first time sailing with The Moorings?
relaxation amongst the turquoise blue water. a real adrenaline rush do
No, we’ve been the to BVI several times. Our group wanted
St. Martin, although very small, is the zip line at Loterie Farm.
to stretch our wings a bit, so we decided on St. Martin.
in no way lacking in delicious restaurant Everyone agreed this is a
Definitely is a destination that offers so many options that
selections. In fact, it is arguably home to the St. Bart’s, neither of which should be missed on must-do.
all of us could get excited about it.
best restaurants in the Caribbean. Just a short your St. Martin sailing vacation. While others
What was your favorite thing about sailing from St. Martin? Any other “secrets” that you care to share with our readers?
sail away from Marigot is Grand Case, the wait for the ferry to these nearby islands, you’ll
gourmet capital of the island. It’s hard to pick just one thing. I loved the exclusive feeling of Visit Gustavia, and pay the extra to stay dockside. You’ll
be on your way aboard your private yacht.
To get away from it all, a day in St. Bart’s. The mega-yachts in Gustavia harbor make it feel like be right in the thick of the evening activities. Everyone can
This friendly island, often referred to as a
Tintamarre is in order (search Trip Advisor “Wow! I can’t believe I’m really here…and is that Brad Pitt over jump on and off the yacht whenever they want, so there’s
‘mini Europe’, will impress you again and again
For shopping fanatics, St. Martin has it all. and you’ll see it scores a perfect 10 with its there?” My other favorite would be the complete solitude of no issues with deciding when to come and go via dinghy. If
with its delightful restaurants, culture and
Le West Indies Shopping Mall in Marigot is visitors!). Swap your shopping bags for hiking Tintamarre. We anchored there for the night. It’s nice when the you get the chance to visit on Bastille Day, as we did, it’s a
spectacular scenery. See St. Martin from your
an impressive shopping destination on the shoes and stroll this uninhabited island of day-trippers leave in the afternoon and you’ve got the place to fantastic experience. Party
bareboat yacht, or try a fully inclusive Crewed
waterfront offering lovely boutiques, including beautiful colors and solitude. The snorkeling yourself. Dinner alone with the crew under the stars is fabulous! and dance with the locals to
designer shops. If open-air is more your style, is delightful – float underwater near shore They say food in St. Marin is great. live music on the docks. Just
St. Martin yacht charters start at just $1960 be warned – if your yacht is
stroll the waterfront of Marigot in front of the and you’ll hear the shimmering sound of Any restaurants that you would recommend?
for 4 people aboard a Moorings 37.2 in
shopping mall every Wednesday and Saturday millions of shells brushing the shoreline in Ti Bouchon was an incredible find, recommended by a local at the dock the music and
September. Call your Moorings Vacation
morning. Fishermen bring their trawl, while rhythm with the waves! Planning Specialist at 888-939-2248 to store keeper. Authentic French cuisine and great wine list. The fireworks go well into the
others sell fruit, vegetables and spices. Next on your itinerary – Anguilla and reserve your St. Martin charter today! owner helped us choose a wine! wee hours!!
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The Moorings Crewed Yachts
Taking You to New Places!
The Moorings all-inclusive Crewed Yachts are the ultimate in luxury combined with the perfect amount of adventure.
It’s not just any vacation that can pack in so many new sights and activities, while allowing you to have friends and
family along – memory making perfection! Indulge with your private captain and chef, spacious private yacht and
the most exotic destinations you can dream up. Here’s a sampling of some of our newest destinations!
The French Riviera offers wonderful Turkey is often considered one of the The Maldives, of the Indian Ocean
experiences for everyone – cultural best and yet least traveled cruising grounds in has many wondrous places to explore and
aficionados, art enthusiasts, history lovers, the Eastern Aegean and Mediterranean seas. the excitement begins upon arriving to Male’
culinary connoisseurs and all those seeking International Airport, where guests will be
– 58 feet of Luxury in Tahiti! an idyllic French getaway. A typical 7-day
Nice Crewed Yacht charter itinerary
greeted by their hostess and escorted to their
The Most Amazing Way to Experience This Dream Destination reaches as far northeast as the tiny nation These 1,192 islands and 26 coral atolls
of Monaco and southwest to the Gulfe de collectively known as the Maldives have
Discover the majesties of the South Pacific, trampoline are popular spots to enjoy a frosty they want, where they want. la Napoule and nearby Cannes, home to often been described as one of the wonders
famous for crystal clear waters and beautiful beverage from your hostess while watching Known for exceptional customer the world’s most renowned film festival. of the world. The seascape is awe-inspiring,
barrier reefs, and warm lagoons with schools exceptional sunsets. service, the utmost concern of your Captain Longer cruises can include sultry St. Tropez Spectacular beaches, quaint seaside villages with collections of over-the-water bungalows
of impossibly-colored fish, docile sharks, With a Captain and Chef to cater to and Chef is providing you with the best and many points in between. with open-air markets, wonderful restaurants, dotting the sparsely populated islands.
and giant manta rays. The your every wish, a Moorings Crewed Yacht vacation ever; from showing you the top and numerous picturesque coves and bays
Society Islands will be charter experience blends the very best spots to snorkel, to serving up your favorite offering sheltered anchorages.
your cruising grounds, comforts of an indulgent vacation with the drinks and snacks, or choosing the perfect The Moorings Crewed Yacht location in
offering visits to Bora freedom to create a personalized itinerary anchorage for a breath-taking sunset. Our Turgutreis offers the exceptional opportunity
Bora, Raiatea and Tahaa. tailored to each guest’s preferences. This crew in Tahiti – Didier and Pauline – are The French Riviera’s world famous white-sand for cruising the waters of both Turkey and
Explore the best of all-inclusive vacation includes gourmet, no exception. In 2000, Didier made Tahiti beaches are ideal for snorkeling, swimming Greece and provides great sailing amid deep
this destination aboard a chef-prepared meals, a premium full bar his home after having lived and worked and sunbathing. blue seas with secluded coves.
spacious 46 or 58-foot Moorings catamaran and water toys such as kayaks, snorkeling in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
All-inclusive crewed yacht vacations in the French Riviera or Turkey start at just $2120 per day for a full, private yacht for 6 people
with all the comforts of home including gear, fishing equipment and more. With Pauline worked as a charter hostess in the
departing in June. A Maldives 7-day all-inclusive stateroom vacation is $1960 per person, based on double occupancy and departing July
comfortable double cabins with en-suite a professional captain at the helm, guests Mediterranean before moving to Tahiti. They
2, 2012.A Moorings Vacation Planning Specialist can help you with your yacht reservation and flights. Call 888-939-2248 or visit us online.
bathrooms, air-conditioning and TV/DVD travel where cruise ships cannot venture both love to sail and enjoy all watersports
player. The outdoor dining area and forward along a customized itinerary to stop when such as fly-fishing and swimming. Didier
and Pauline have worked together as
crew for more than 11 years and now
crew aboard the new Moorings 58-foot
Scan this QR code to
view our Tahiti video
or go to www.moorings.com/tahiti
To plan your next magical getaway to Tahiti,
call your Moorings Vacation Planning Specialist
today at: 1.888.939.2248
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Capturing the Beauty of Belize!
By Chris Stephens,passionate sailor and photographer.
When I visit a destination, for me it is all about
achieving the perfect shot which captures the
spirit of the people and the soul of the country.
I visited Belize with The Moorings in March
of this year and was lucky enough to be guided
around this special country by a skipper called
Egbert who is not only a brilliant sailor, chef and
guide but also a very skilled fisherman.
For me, vacation highlights included the
truly charming local people, the chance to play
‘cast away’ on my own private deserted island
and the idyllic sailing conditions.
Currency: Belize Dollar
Dry Season: November - May
Weather: A sub-tropical climate
with year-round temperatures ranging
from 67° F to 84° F
Flight Information: Placencia
Regional Airport is approximately a 45
minute flight from Belize City.
International Airport. It is 3 miles by taxi
from the airstrip to The Moorings marina
at Laru Beya.
Cost: A 7 night charter in September
starts at $3500 for up to 8 people aboard
a Moorings 4000 Catamaran
Call your Vacation Planning
Specialist at 888.939.2248 or
for more information.
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Our Newest Power Catamaran: The new Moorings 393 Powercat is already proving
The Moorings 393 PC
to be quite popular. Having just arrived in the British
Virgin Islands in November of 2011, she is booking
up fast for spring! She will also be available for
bareboat and skippered charter vacations this
summer in Greece, Croatia and Turkey!
New to the Moorings Power fleet for 2012, the innovative 3-cabin/2-head Moorings 393PC is Browse some of her fantastic features:
The fabulous full suite on the starboard side is the
perfectly designed for family or couples on a power cruising vacation. Custom designed and built for perfect yacht layout for families or couples, allowing
for more privacy – and luxury!
The Moorings by Robertson & Caine, the 393 Powercat features a roomy salon and galley, along with
The Salon is roomy, comfortable and very well lit
a spacious and luxurious “master suite” in the starboard hull. On the fly bridge, a centrally positioned with natural lighting from the large wrap-around side
windows. Enjoy a fully-equipped galley with Corian
helm station offers excellent visibility on all corners of the yacht for ease of maneuvering. Powered by
and stainless work surfaces for preparing that perfect
two 110 hp Yanmar diesel engines, the Moorings 393 PC offers excellent fuel efficiency, with solar evening meal for the crew.
There’s nothing like the fly-bridge for afternoon
panels on the hard top to provide additional power supply. Generator, air conditioning, upgraded
gatherings to enjoy the setting sun, followed
electronics with color chart plotter, and flatscreen TV/DVD and MP3 connection by drinks under the stars. Comfortable seating
up above offers amazing views and breezes for
add to this yachts comfort and ease of use.
reminiscing on the days exciting events!
Charter the new Moorings 393 Powercat in the BVI from just $575* per day.
Call 888.939.2248 to reserve your yacht – book early for your best selection of dates!
*Rate based on September 22, 2012 departure.
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Never handled a big Powercat or need a refresher before your bareboat power adventure? With Offshore Power
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You’ll get familiar with: How to drive and maneuver your charter yacht, safety procedures concerning all aspects of
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by bIng O’MEara I an ExcErpT frOM LakELand bOaTIng MagazInE
Escape the pressures of everyday life & find
a renewed sense of peace and tranquility in Mexico’s
Sea of Cortez
If there was ever a time to get away for a spell, this is it. Mexico! short stint at home base. Once underway, you can expect anchoring The people here are warm and friendly with a sense of community 40 people living there. The island had a school, and a teacher would
Specifically, the islands of the Sea of Cortez. That’s what we did, out in magnificent coves with sugar-sand bottoms. that I envy. The casual dress code includes shorts, flip-flops and come daily to teach. Today, they fish. This day they had an order for 90
and what I would recommend for you if you’re feeling bottled up, Los Islotes is famous for its sea lion rookery. Snorkelers and scuba maybe a shirt. One evening we anchored off the northern end of large clams. Local fishermen fish out of their “pangas,” boats specially
unable to sleep, drinking Maalox by the quart, and making yourself divers have been frequenting these rocky outcroppings for years to Isla San Francisco, a beautiful white sandy beach. After dropping the designed for the Sea of Cortez that are 26 feet long by 5 feet wide by
sick every time you glance at the Dow Jones on your iPhone. experience swimming with sea lions and their pups. Los Islotes are anchor and settling in, one-quarter-mile off our stern we noticed a 3½ feet deep. After a tour of the island, Linda invited the men over to
Linda and I were presented with an opportunity to charter a two islets connected by an awash reef with depths down to 60 feet. small rocky island with rustic houses perched atop. We looked up the our catamaran for drinks later that evening. At 8 p.m., they were tying
47-foot Power Catamaran through The Moorings charter base in La Because of the depth and rocky bottom, I did not want to drop anchor. island in our cruising guide, “Isla Coyote (Pardito),” and it said that off their panga and coming aboard.
Paz, Mexico, which is located at Costa Baja Marina. This is a beautiful Linda insisted she wanted to experience swimming with the sea lions. visitors were welcome. The next morning, we launched the dingy Chacho explained how he loved living on the island and how
place. After checking out of our hotel, we went to The Moorings I backed the boat as close as I thought safe, and Linda dove in. and headed over. much more interesting it was than living in La Paz. He said he got to
office, which was located on site. She swam with the pups until an 800-pound male slid off his rock; it As we approached the island, three gentlemen standing meet people from all over the world. Jacques Cousteau had been to
We went through a briefing on itineraries, places not to miss, was time to climb back aboard. on the beach waved us in. We introduced ourselves to Manuel the island, as well as Chuck Yeager and many others. He said Cousteau
what was expected of us and what we could expect. We then moved Most of the islands you’ll visit are unpopulated, although “Chacho” Curvas Dias (uncle), Jesus Ismael Curvas Collins really loved the Sea of Cortez, calling it the “aquarium of the world.”
to the boat for an orientation and walk-through. Tom, a captain for there are a few small fishing villages such as San Evaristo, a (nephew) and Kevin Martin of Vancouver, Washington, a visiting The landscape has been described by some as lunar. If you
The Moorings, went through all the boat systems: Water, plumbing, colorful little island with burros walking the beach, a cantina and friend. Fortunately, Kevin acted as our translator for the evening; include the sun in the mix – the brightest I’ve ever seen – and
electrical, how everything worked. The boat itself was spotless and a couple of ex-pat liveaboards who’ve made this place home. If without him, conversation would have been impossible due to the the crystal-clear turquoise water, the combination ignites. The
spacious, with its 47-foot length, 25-foot beam and 4½-foot draft. you lived aboard and had no debt, you could probably do quite language barrier. breeze is constant; the night sky heavenly. It is truly a magnificent,
You’ll spend almost no time tied up at the dock, except for a well – assuming you really liked fish. Manuel’s father made the island home. At one point, they had otherworldly place.
“The people here are warm and friendly with a sense of
community that I envy.”
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Croatia The ‘old-world’ feel of Hvar completely changes
as the sun begins to set and this beautiful city comes alive! – By Colin Salt
The town was truly beautiful, situated
on the hills around the harbor guarded
by the walled fort. The ‘old world’ feel
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Season: April – October
Weather: Warm, dry summers with average temperatures of 75°F during cruising season
With hundreds of islands and spectacular as we soaked in the surroundings of the of Hvar completely changes as the sun
Conditions: Best in early summer – light to moderate winds in May & June. July & August
cruising, Croatia is a fantastic place to dramatic medieval walls of the city. begins to set this beautiful city comes
more suited for those who like calmer waters. Winds strengthen considerably in September
vacation. With temperatures averaging Waking up to beautiful sunshine we alive. Prince Harry was spotted here
at around 75°F throughout the cruising were excited about the day ahead. I am a partying into the night at the Club Available charter types:
season, sailing between islands gives you keen sailor and also love all types of water Veneranda... if it’s good enough for him! Power: NEW for Summer 2012 the exclusive 393 Power Catamaran arrives in Croatia.
the chance to cool down. There is so much sports, both taking part and spectating. I After visiting some spectacular towns, Offering the ultimate in power and performance this new edition to the The Moorings
to see here, from old picturesque towns to had heard that Viganj beach in Peljasac was enjoying fabulous sailing and lots of fleet provides the opportunity to see more of this beautiful country while enjoying five star
upmarket boutiques, you really get a sense known by locals as a hotspot for windsurfers, fine dining, it was time to head back to level accommodation. 7 night power charters in Croatia start at $4445 for 6 –7 people.
of the old and new Croatia. so this was a must for me. It was a real treat Dubrovnik. There were many other places
Bareboat sailing: Explore the waters of Croatia as captain of your own luxury yacht.
After landing in Dubrovnik and getting and although we did not take to the water, it It is home to a historical Theatre which was we had intended to visit, but time got the
7 nights sail charter starts from $3,115 for 6 – 8 people aboard a Moorings 43.4 monohull.
settled in, I would highly recommend a was a joy to watch. With so many ambitious built in 1612, is a monument of the highest better of us, a perfect reason for me to
fabulous restaurant named ‘Gil’s’. Set in windsurfers attempting different tricks, we national significance for the Republic of come back again! Visit www.moorings.com for more information
the beautiful and carefully restored town sat for many hours tentatively watching. Croatia, being the oldest communal theatre
of Dubrovnik, Gil’s Pop Lounge is located There were a number of quirky beach bars in Europe. It was quite spectacular. Inside
overlooking the old port. Gilles Camilleri along the coast, so we didn’t go thirsty. was The Gallery of Modern Art exhibiting
is the chef there, creating a menu with From Peljasac you can get a water taxi to fantastic paintings and sculptures.
various French and Mediterranean inspired Hvar, a town rich in culture and heritage.
dishes. The restaurant has an upmarket
feel to it, doubling up as a cocktail bar
attracting chic guests; we sipped our drinks
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The Moorings Regattas St. Maarten Heineken Regatta March 1- 4, 2012
Race with us!
The 32nd Annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is coming up! Annually, this regatta lives up to
its mantra, “Serious Fun,” with competitive offshore racing, evenings filled with beach parties,
live Caribbean reggae, rum punch and frosty Heineken beverages. Bareboats are the largest
and most competitive division. The island offers stunning scenery, excellent duty-free shopping,
and a uniquely charming European and Caribbean character. Be sure to make plans to join the
fun this year, as a sailor or spectator. The racing events and entertainment are sure to be a hit
once again this year!
The Moorings is a great place to begin your plans for one of the many
great island Regattas. We offer special Regatta Racing Packages for many BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival March 26 - April 1, 2012
The BVI Spring Regatta, sponsored by The Moorings, is the one Caribbean Regatta that has
of the most popular Regattas that can include racing fees,
something for everyone who attends. Whether you race, cruise, practice or just come to party, they
measurement, apparel and more. For other Regattas we have it all. The weeklong BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival takes you throughout the beautiful
British Virgin Islands. 150 boats take off and race three courses starting at Nanny Cay. You can
can arrange special delivery of the yachts to your desired
participate in the entire seven day BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, just the four-day Festival,
location and ensure she is fully outfitted and in or the three-day Regatta. It’s an exciting format that allows participants to experience locations
throughout the British Virgin Islands.
her best race form.
Antigua Sailing Week April 29 - May 4, 2012
Read about upcoming Regattas and give Known as the Caribbean’s premier sailing regatta, Antigua Sailing Week welcomes participants
from all over the world. Featuring 150 racing yachts from a multitude of countries and thousands
us a call to arrange your next Regatta Racing Adventure. of onlookers, the race starts and finishes at different locations throughout Antigua, including
English Harbour, Jolly Harbour and Dickenson Bay.
Tahiti Pearl Regatta May 16 - 20, 2012
Tahiti Pearl Regatta offers a unique combination of racing and cruising in exotic French Polynesia.
The five day regatta will take the fleet to Bora Bora and back to Raiatea before four days of
cruising across to Huahine. The consistent south east trade winds make for exhilarating sailing
while the anchorages inside the lagoons that surround the islands are second to none. Visually
spectacular and with a terrific party program the Tahiti Pearl Regatta allows you to meet like-
minded sailors as well as explore an amazing island paradise.
Highland Spring HIHO July 1 - 8, 2012
Take part in the Highland Spring HIHO, the world’s best wind surfing competition. Sponsored by
The Moorings, the event is a week of non-stop racing and adventure. Literally a tour of the British
Virgin Islands, the competition features daily races from one island to another and great nightly
31st Annual Interline Regatta October 9 - 18, 2012
Celebrating its thirty first anniversary, The Moorings proudly hosts the Interline Regatta for current
and former airline employees, their friends and family. This global get-together includes nine
memorable days of sailing the invigorating, turquoise waters of the British Virgin Islands. Creating
a good time for all, this unique event caters equally to the competitive spirit, and those who want
to enjoy the everyday pace of “island time”.
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The Moorings and Five years later, in 1993, sailors in the Annapolis, Maryland area
organized a Leukemia Cup Regatta weekend, with the Leukemia Cup
The Leukemia & being awarded to the skipper and crew raising the most funds for
the Leukemia Society of America (now The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society). The Maryland event sparked the interest of Gary Jobson,
ESPN sailing commentator and a member
of Courageous, the winner of the 1976
Partner to Accelerate America’s Cup. Jobson envisioned a series
of Leukemia Cup Regattas throughout the
Cancer Cures United States, with funds being raised
to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society’s (LLS) mission to cure leukemia,
In 1988, a group of sailors in Birmingham, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients
and their families.
Alabama decided to hold a regatta to raise In 2012, the Leukemia Cup Regatta series will consist of over 45
events. The Moorings has joined the program’s national sponsorship
funds in memory of their friend who passed line-up, with a donation of charters at select events, with the chance
for all participants raising $500 or more at any Leukemia Cup event
away from leukemia, with the winner of the
to be entered into a drawing to win a charter.
In 2003, after years of appearing at Leukemia Cup Regattas around
race receiving the Leukemia Cup.
the USA, Jobson was diagnosed with lymphoma and, in his words,
“became a beneficiary of the research advances I had helped
support.” Jobson underwent a stem cell transplant. “It was a very
difficult process, and I had some complications along the way due
to the very aggressive nature of the treatments I was undergoing.
It took two years to get my disease into remission, but I survived.”
Jobson is still cancer-free and back to his active schedule of sailboat
Select Destinations in France
racing, broadcasting, and appearances at Leukemia Cup Regattas. Please reference code: LBMSH
“Gary Jobson is an inspiration to all sailors, and his story of
survival from lymphoma, as well as the challenges that patients and
their families on the front lines of the battle cancer face on a daily basis,
inspired our company’s staff team to get involved with the Leukemia
No experieNce Necessary • No liceNse required
Cup Regatta,” said Josie Tucci, Marketing Director for The Moorings.
France • Italy • Belgium • Holland • Germany • England • Ireland • Scotland
“We invite our customers and all sailors to support The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society by participating in a Leukemia Cup and raising
funds to help accelerate cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.”
Participants who raise $8,500 or more at a Leukemia Cup
Regatta by November 1, 2012 are invited to participate in the Fantasy
Sail With Gary Jobson at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans.
To learn more about the Leukemia Cup Regatta and how you can
participate in an event in your area, visit www.leukemiacup.org or
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Not Your Average Visit us at the Miami
Power Boats. International Boat Show
Moorings Powercats are not your average power boats.
These superbly engineered power catamarans are built
by one of the world’s best catamaran manufacturers,
Robertson and Caine.
Robertson and Caine have
produced multiple award-
winning sailing cats and have
leveraged this knowledge to
develop exceptional power boats. In fact, the Moorings We will be showcasing our new yachts at the 71st Miami
393 PC features an interior that is identical to the award International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, Feb. 16 – 20, 2012.
winning Leopard 38 (Cruising World Boat of the Year Come and visit with our Moorings Vacation Planning
2010). Powercats also offer additional space compared to Specialists to learn more about chartering from our amazing
sailing cats by the addition of a roomy flybridge that gives destinations. Be sure to tour the new Moorings 3900 sailing
plenty of space for friends and family and a unique, 360 catamaran while you’re there!
degree perspective not found on the sailing versions. All
in all, these powercats are economical, spacious, efficient,
Booth 49C, Miami Marina at Bayside
You have permission to come aboard our Moorings 3900 and
and highly intelligent.
see first-hand a luxurious new catamaran model. Built by
Both the popular Moorings 474 Powercat and
Robertson & Caine, and based upon the award-winning hull
the Moorings 393 Powercat are now available with the
design, The Moorings 3900 features a raised helm station,
ownership program in various destinations worldwide.
which offers 360-degree visibility beneath a hardtop bimini,
while a separate extended hardtop with hatch ventilation
For more information contact us at 1-800-416-1077 to
shades the spacious cockpit. Inside, comfort remains a priority
speak to an ownership agent or visit us online now at
with a galley-up design and air-conditioning throughout the
saloon and roomy 3-cabin/2-head accommodation plan.
No Strings Attached If power boats are more to your liking,
Ditch the lines and start cruising with a worry-free Moorings Powercat.
come and see our new, innovative
Moorings 474 PC Moorings 393 Powercat at Sea Isle Marina!
“Life is a journey, not a destination”; bit faster. That’s why, in recent years, The Fred Bunting of Grand Rapids, Michigan,
Step aboard the Moorings 393 Powercat and experience the
a phrase that encompasses the slow, easy Moorings Power Yacht Ownership Program stated “Instead of buying a boat outright
roomy saloon and galley plus 3 cabins and 2 heads, with a
and relaxing pace that sailing provides. has become an intriguing opportunity for and losing money as it ages, I’m getting
luxurious owner’s suite in the starboard hull. On the flybridge,
However, as time goes by we are finding even the most seasoned of sailors. all the use I realistically need without the
a centrally positioned helm station offers excellent visibility
more clients who want to shorten the Structured the same way as our maintenance cost or effort, and there’s
on all corners of the yacht for ease of maneuvering. Powered
“journey” so they can better enjoy the popular sailboat ownership program, even a positive cash flow. I’ve never seen a
by two 110 hp Yanmar diesel engines, the Moorings 393 PC
“destination”. Not to mention, a growing The Moorings Power Yacht Ownership downside to the program. The boat is kept
offers excellent fuel efficiency. Air conditioning, generator
number of people desire to simply enjoy the Program is the first fully integrated power in good shape and the service is great.”
and upgraded electronics make this yacht the perfect cruising
ocean and leave behind the work sometimes yacht ownership program with multiple So if you have ever toyed with the
accompanying winches and lines. While destinations, guaranteed revenues, and no notion of a powerboat, or are beginning to
sailing has much to do with the ability operating expenses. think it could be the right fit for you, there Leopard Catamarans will also be at the Miami Boat
to go different places and see different When asked about his experiences is no better time than now to take a look at Show with private versions of The Moorings catamarans. Come
things, sometimes it’s about doing it a little as a repeat owner with Moorings Power, owning a Moorings Powercat. and tour their entire range of sail and power catamarans!
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The NEW Moorings
Announcing Captain’s Rewards Program
Earn the best benefits just for chartering
The 31st Annual
with us. It’s easy! As a Captain’s Rewards
cardholder, you will automatically receive an
exclusive Moorings Captain’s card in the mail
after your first Sail, Power or Crewed yacht
The New Moorings 3900 has hit the water, charter vacation with us. Upon presentation
of a Moorings Captain’s Card, you’ll receive
and is ready to host your crew in one of 8 beautiful It’s never too early to start planning for the next Interline
cruising grounds around the world. regatta! And last year’s event was a HUGE success, so mark your
A 5% benefit* on all future
This award-winning yacht is the perfect platform calendars for the 31st Interline Regatta, October 18th - 24th, Moorings Sail, Power and Crewed
for your next sailing vacation – with 3 spacious 2012. Interline is the Moorings event for airline employees, their
cabins, 2 heads, and room to roam on the Advance notification of exclusive
families and friends. Join us for 9 unforgettable days in the booking periods for new Moorings
forward trampoline. products and destinations
British Virgin Islands with hot racing, non-stop beach parties and
Reserve your yacht soon, and be sure the world’s Wildest Airline Employees! Make your reservations
to claim the master suite-style starboard early for best choice of yachts!
cabin for yourself. The suite occupies the
entire starboard side of the yacht,
incorporating a sitting area, desk and
large en-suite bathroom.
As 2012 arrives, we are
pleased to present a multitude
of Special Partner Offers!
U.S.- Based Partners
• Colgate Offshore Sail & Power Cruise School – NEW
• Amara & Serenity Spas
• Aragorn’s Studio & Trellis Kitchen
• Bitter End Yacht Club
• ELM Beach Suites – NEW
• Last Stop Sports
• Myett’s at Cane Garden Bay – NEW
• Quito’s Gazebo Bar & Restaurant – NEW
• Renport Entertainment
• Sail Caribbean Divers – NEW
• Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina – NEW
• The Restaurant at Leverick Bay – NEW
31ST INTERLINE REGATTA Tahiti-Based Partners
• L’ Hibiscus de Tahaa – NEW
“Our customers love having air-conditioning on this yacht that’s perfect for 2 to 6 people. It’s a great option for guests that like the
4600 catamaran, but have a smaller crew. The master suite on the starboard side is a huge hit! It’s great for families, so the parents www.moorings.com/2012interline 888.939.2248
Visit us online for a complete list of partners and
can have the large cabin on the opposite (and quiet) side of the yacht! The performance of this yacht is great too, with excellent
the special offers available using your Moorings
sailing even in light winds. And with draft of only 3 1/2-feet, it’s easy to get really close in to the beach!”
Captain’s Card! www.moorings.com/rewards
Lisa Mascroft , The Moorings Vacation Planning Specialist
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Permit No. 708
Clearwater, Florida 33759
Must-Have Moorings Merchandise
Get your crew geared up for your next Moorings vacation or just
treat yourself to a Moorings logo cap or shirt! Visit our
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tastefully embellished with embroidery!
Now, place any order for $100.00 or more
and receive a Moorings D-ring Belt “on the
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