Support vessel for Supayacht ACE both boats were anchored off Peter Island last month
Captain Conchs Pearl of Wisdom
“He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.”
The correct answer to last months question was
White Bay on Jost Van Dyke
your Conch Charters caps are on the way to you.
Choice of colors
Now in yellow, red, grey and pink as well as the original blue
John and Michelle representing Conch Charters in Cayman
The winner of our final 25th Anniversary Draw was Frank Plust.
Conch-grats to Frank and his crew who are coming sailing on 31 March
Here at Conch Charters we don't only sail boats Andrew is also an accomplished athlete.
He completed a Sprint Triathlon in 1 hour 25 minutes on 10 February, beating his personal best by 10 minutes.
Conch-grats to Andrew
Andrew running in the Triathlon
A sprint Triathlon is a 1km swim followed by a 20km cycle finishing up with a 5km run so in the picture Andrew is on the home stretch!!
Did you know
The Melges 32 kicked off their VI 2013 Virgin Islands Sailing Series at YCCS (Yacht Club Costa Smelda) in North Sound last week.
The racing took place over 4 days from Thursday 21 to Sunday 28 February. There were 9 international teams competiting.
On both Saturday and Sunday the races took place in the Sound so if you were in that area you would have seen some fantastic fast spinnakerruns.
The fleet approaching the gate the first boat has already rounded the mark
The winner of the event was Robertissima from Switzerland
The next event in the BVI is on 26 to 28 April.
Conch Swash Buckler
1 1/2 oz Conch Superior Rum bottle with each charter
1 split of champagne
Juice of 1 whole lime
1 teaspoon of sugar
Add rum, lime juice and sugar to cocktail shaker and shake until the sugar is dissolved.
Pour into a tumbler of ice and slowly add the champagne.
Skill Testing Question
What is the name of the Island closest to the Indians?
Hint – It is uninhabited
Boat for Sale
Beneteau 473 – 2005
Current price $139,000
The Beneteau 473 is definitely a blue water sailing yacht with sleek lines and excellent performance. With 3 double cabins 6 people can live aboard very comfortably.
In addition to three generously sized double cabins and three heads, the Beneteau 473 has above average headroom especially in the salon making the Beneteau 473 a great choice for sailors above average height.
The main salon is perfect for entertaining and dining. Excellentstorage in the galley makes provisioning for the crew easy and of course includes refrigeration, stove top coffee percolator and kettle. It can accommodate head and sous chefs at the same time!
Although very well ventilated there are electric fans in each area.
There are twin helms which allow excellent visibility and ease of handling in a roomy cockpit suitable for all the crew to experience the exhilaration of a perfect sail. Of course you can all just chill or dine there under the bimini for a little shade from the Caribbean sun.
The fully battened main sail equipped with lazy jacks and stack pack with a roller furling jib are ergonomically designed for performance as she cuts through the water.
An electric windlass makes for easy anchoring.
All in all a monohull designed for performance and comfort.