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S A I L I N G , P O W E R A N D C R E W E D YA C H T VA C AT I O N S                    WINTER 2012




‘Must-Do’ List for 2012
The Moorings’ guests provide their best recommendations


All-Inclusive Tahitian Adventure
The new 58-foot crewed yacht ‘Mariah’


St.Martin
A NEW Caribbean Hot Spot!



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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
                                                                                                                                                                                  Dive Package
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10 Caribbean Calendar of Events
                                    since then!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                       Melissa Pavese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                           Production............................................ Lisa Shanahan                                                          Your all-inclusive private yacht –
                                                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16 Belize
    tempting regatta and event dates to place on your calendar. For the ultimate
                                                                                           The Moorings Headquarters                                                                                                     Sailor and photographer Chris Stevens
    temptation, be sure to check out our very own Moorings list of ‘must dos’ for          93 North Park Place Boulevard                                                                                                 shares Belize
    the traveler in search of that once in-a-life-time experience!                         Clearwater, Florida 33759

         Don’t forget… the rewards of traveling to far-off places for adventure with       Phone ............................................. 1.888.939.2248
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18 The NEW Moorings 393 Powercat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Ultimate cruising platform for
    those you love can’t be matched. Here’s wishing you a year full of memories-in-        Fax .................................................   1.727.530.9747                                                        your next vacation
    the-making, adventure and discovery— from everyone at The Moorings.
                                                                                           Email ................................ mainsheet@moorings.com                       14 Crewed Vacations in Tahiti
                                                                                                                                                                               The new 58-foot catamaran that         19 Offshore Power Cruising Course           30 The NEW Moorings 3900
    P.S. We’d love to know what you think about the new Moorings Mainsheet                 Hours of Operation
                                                                                                                                                                               can make your Tahitian dreams             Learn to handle a Powercat                   3 cabin style, 5 star sailing
    format. Send your comments to mainsheet@moorings.com!                                  Monday - Friday................................ 8:00am - 9:00pm                     come true                                 with finesse

                                                                                           Saturday & Sunday.......................... 10:00am - 2:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20 Sea Change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Discover the peace and tranquility
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    Carol Hansen
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    Editor, Moorings Mainsheet                                                             in part without prior written consent. We encourage
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                                                                                                                                                                               22 Croatia
                                                                                                                                                                               Colin Salt of The Moorings,
                                                                                                                                                                               shares his Croatia experiences
                                            On The Cover                                   Stay Informed!                  Visit our YouTube channel for
                                                                                           videos, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
                                            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
                                            among the most breathtaking views of
                                            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




                                                                                                                                                                    The Bahamas
    Unofficial National Flower: Frangipani




                                                               Unofficial National Bird:


    Official National Bird:
                                                               Morning Rooster

                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Abacos
    Adventures
                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                  August, 2012
                                                                                                   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.
                                                                                                   Trellis Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SEPTEMBER
                                                                                                   March 23 – 25, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                  September 1 – 30, 2012
                                                                                                   Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dance Festival – St. Vincent
                                                                                                   Abacos, Bahamas
                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.
                                                                                                   APRIL
              for 2012. View our guide of adventures and events
                                                                                                   April 21 – 23, 2012
                                                                                                   Virgin Gorda Easter Festival                  JUNE
                                                                                                   Tortola, BVI
                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                 and dance.

                                                                                                                                                 JULY
                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                 Spring HIHO,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  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
     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
                                                                                                               yacht charter.
     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



     Mariah
                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           awaiting yacht.
     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
                                                                                                      catamaran “Mariah”.



                                                                                                      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




     Belize
                                                                   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
                                                                       visit www.moorings.com
                                                                       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.




                                                                                                                                      Learn to handle a powercat with finesse!
                                                                                                                                      Power Learn ‘N Cruise Vacation Adventure
                                                                                                                                      Never handled a big Powercat or need a refresher before your bareboat power adventure? With Offshore Power
                                                                                                                                      Cruising School, your classroom is your charter yacht – a luxurious 47’ Moorings Powercat. Your first two days
                                                                                                                                      are packed full of learning with an expert, licensed and certified instructor. On the eve of your second day – with
                                                                                                                                      course certificates in hand – you’ll power away with confidence on a delightful 5-day cruise on the very same boat.
                                                                                                                                      You’ll get familiar with: How to drive and maneuver your charter yacht, safety procedures concerning all aspects of
                                                                                                                                      running and living aboard the Moorings 474 PC, how to pick up mooring balls, anchor and dock in various wind
                                                                                                                                      and wave conditions and MUCH more!

                                                                                                                                      Want more comprehensive instruction? Check out The
                                                                                                                                      Fast Track to Power Cruising 6-day certification course!

                                                                                                                                      For more information call Offshore Power Cruising School
                                                                                                                                      at 800.221.4326 or e-mail: power@offshoresailing.com!


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                  Sea Change
     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
                                                                                                                                entertainment.



                                                                                                                                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


     Lymphoma Society
                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15% off*
                                                                                                                                  European
                                                  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



                                                                                                                                  Canal Cruising
                                                        “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
                                                  email regatta@lls.org


                                                                                                                                  Discover Europe in a Whole New Way! Come and cruise Europe’s beautiful rivers, lakes and canals on board your
                                                                                                                                  own self-driver cruiser and discover a fantastic way to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. With a range of
                                                                                                                                  destinations and hundreds of cruising itineraries, a Le Boat vacation will leave you with memories to cherish forever!

                                                                                                                                  Call 866 649 2116 or visit www.leboat.com for information
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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




                                                           Yacht Ownership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                         www.mooringsyachtownership.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vacation platform!
     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


     3900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The 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



                                                                                                                                                                   Interline Regatta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      benefits including:
     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yacht vacations
     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •	BoatU.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •	Colgate	Offshore	Sail	&	Power	Cruise	School	–	NEW	

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BVI-Based Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •	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	
                                                                                                                                                                                               THE MOORINGS

                                                                                                                                                                                   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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                                                                               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
                                                                               online merchandise store for a unique collection of
                                                                               Moorings logo gear, many of which can be
                                                                               tastefully embellished with embroidery!
                                                                                     Now, place any order for $100.00 or more
                                                                               and receive a Moorings D-ring Belt “on the
          Request your Complimentary                                           house”! Just add $100.00 or more to

          Moorings Vacation Brochures today!                                   your shopping cart, then go back and
                                                                               select the size belt you need and use the
          Start planning your incredible 2012 cruising escape with The
                                                                                THE code Moorings
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                                                                               for your free gift! (a $24.95 value)
          Moorings Crewed Yacht, or The Moorings Power Yacht Vacations         PRODUCTS TO ENHANCE YOUR ADVENTURE



          brochure today! Or get started right now and view all of The
                                                                               THE MOORINGS
          Moorings brochures online at www.moorings.com/brochure.
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               Then dive right into the The Moorings web site for more         PRODUCTS TO ENHANCE YOUR ADVENTURE



          images, detailed destination itineraries and 360 yacht tours. Even   Visit our Moorings Merchandise store
          check availability, get a quote and book online.                     today at www.moorings.com/merchandise


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