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Caribbean Compass Sailing Magazine - March 2018

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MARCH 2018 CARIBBEAN COMPASS PAGE 34 FREE CRUISING GUIDES Dominican Republic Cayman Islands Haiti Cuba Jamaica Trinidad ABC Islands Puerto Rico Lesser Antilles in 3 volumes www.freecruisingguides.com Compliments of: Marina Zar-Par Boca Chica, Dominican Republic www.marinazarpar.com MERIDIAN PASSAGE OF THE MOON MARCH - APRIL 2018 BOOK REVIEW ‘Dolphin’, the Arctic Seal, Returns to Antigua & Barbuda in an Inspiring Children’s Book Antiguan author Joanne C. Hillhouse has released her latest children’s book, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure. Beautifully illustrated by Trinidadian artist Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Lost! is inspired by the true story of an Arctic seal that found itself in the Caribbean Sea a few years ago. The book pulls children into a fun adventure about kindness and friendship that will leave them with a greater appreciation of our marine environment. Lost! includes a fun maze that gives children a chance to help the lost seal find his way home. In the book, Dolphin, much like his real-life counterpart, the young male Hooded Seal Wadadli, finds himself stranded in the Caribbean Sea, and far from his home in the North Atlantic. Wadadli was rescued by the Coast Guard of Antigua & Barbuda, while the fictional seal, named Dolphin, has a little help from a new underwater friend. Kirkus Reviewers dubbed the book “appealing … all the more so for being based on real life” and praised it for giving children “…a chance to learn more about the work of environmentalists and Caribbean sea life.” Award-winning author Joanne C. Hillhouse is also the author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Fish Outta Water, Oh Gad!, Musical Youth, and With Grace. Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been published in various Caribbean and international journals and anthologies. Joanne lives in Antigua and freelances as a writer, editor, workshop/course facilitator, and writing coach; and runs the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize writing programme to nurture and showcase the literary arts. Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure is published by CaribbeanReads Publishing. Books are available at bookstores across the Caribbean and at online booksellers. The Best Stories from Caribbean Compass Crossing the channels between Caribbean islands with a favorable tide will make your passage faster and more comfortable. The table below, courtesy Don Street, author of Street’s Guides and compiler of Imray-Iolaire charts, which shows the time of the meridian passage (or zenith) of the moon for this AND next month, will help you calculate the tides. Water, Don explains, generally tries to run toward the moon. The tide starts running to the east soon after moonrise, continues to run east until about an hour after the moon reaches its zenith (see TIME below) and then runs westward. From just after the moon’s setting to just after its nadir, the tide runs eastward; and from just after its nadir to soon after its rising, the tide runs westward; i.e. the tide floods from west to east. Times given are local. Note: the maximum tide is 3 or 4 days after the new and full moons. For more information, see “Tides and Currents” on the back of all Imray Iolaire charts. Fair tides! March 2018 DATE TIME 1 0000 (Full Moon) 2 0015 3 0107 4 0157 5 0245 6 0333 7 0420 8 0507 9 0554 10 0642 11 0730 12 0818 13 0905 14 0953 15 1036 16 1126 17 1212 18 1259 19 1346 20 1436 21 1527 22 1621 23 1717 24 1815 25 1913 26 2012 27 2108 28 2203 29 2255 30 2345 April 2018 DATE TIME 1 0034 2 0122 3 0210 4 0258 5 0346 6 0434 7 0522 8 0610 9 0658 10 0745 11 0838 12 0918 13 1004 14 1051 15 1134 16 1228 17 1320 18 1414 19 1511 20 1610 21 1709 22 1804 23 1904 24 1957 25 2056 26 2139 27 2227 28 2315 29 0000 (Full Moon) 30 0002 Now available as an eBook at Amazon.com, Cruising Life: The Best Stories from Caribbean Compass is a collection of 49 outstanding stories selected from more than 200 issues of Caribbean Compass. Ann Vanderhoof, author of An Embarrassment of Mangoes and The Spice Necklace, says, “Given a new life beyond the magazine, the pieces in this collection resonate and sparkle in a very different way, offering new pleasures. Beyond its entertainment — the first piece had me hooked — the collection is sure to spark ideas in both cruising sailors and armchair dreamers.” US$8.95 Read a preview and order Cruising Life now at www.amazon.com!

BOOK REVIEW DOYLE’S LATEST LEEWARDS The Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands, 2018-2019, by Chris Doyle. Cruising Guide Publications ©2017. Spiral bound, 6 by 9 inches, full color photos and sketch charts throughout. Northern Edition, 288 pages, ISBN 978-0-9978540-3-9, US$31.95. Southern Edition, 324 pages, ISBN 978-0-9978540-4-6, US$31.95 The latest edition of Chris Doyle’s The Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands — split into two guides, The Cruising Guide to the Northern Leeward Islands and The Cruising Guide to the Southern Leeward Islands — is now available. It is the 15th edition of this iconic cruising guide. Chris first split his guide to the Leewards into two volumes in the 2017-2018 edition. At that time, he told Compass, “I wrote and drew the charts for my first Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands 26 years ago. Since then, the number of marine services and shoreside businesses has increased annually, and I now cover more anchorages, too. As a result, the guide went from overweight to obese, so heavy that I stopped carrying it around when I updated quite a few years ago. I felt I could no longer add anything unless I took something out. “So, to make more room and slim down the books, I, along with Cruising Guide Publications, the publishers of this book, divided the 14th edition of the Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands into two books. I am very happy with the result — and I can carry it around again!” Chris’s The Cruising Guide to the Northern Leeward Islands picks up where Cruising Guide Publications’ The Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands ends, covering the islands of Anguilla, St. Martin/St. Maarten, St. Barts, Saba, Statia, St. Kitts, Nevis, Redonda, and Montserrat. The Cruising Guide to the Southern Leeward Islands picks up where The Cruising Guide to the Northern Leeward Islands ends, and covers the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, the Saintes, and Dominica. If you are sailing south, there is a section covering passages into the Windward Islands (Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Grenada), which are covered in The Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands. These guides are essential tools for cruisers sailing this region. Chris spends months sailing these islands to update each edition. Included are over one hundred upto-date color sketch charts, full-color aerial photos of most anchorages, island photos, and detailed shoreside information covering services, restaurants, provisioning, travel basics, and island history. A free 17-by-27-inch waterproof planning chart of the northern and southern Leeward Islands, from Anguilla to Dominica, is now included in each edition. Chris says, “I am happy to say most people like my guides, both users and advertisers, and the reason seems to be I am only too happy to listen to other people’s suggestions, for example, ‘You need waypoints in your guide’, so I put them in, and was one of the first to do so. So it went on with color sketch charts, color aerial photos, star charts, and other features of the guide.” Information is linked to Chris’s website, www.doyleguides.com, where you can download the GPS waypoints given in the sketch charts, learn of essential updates, print town maps, and obtain links to local weather, news, and businesses. MARCH 2018 CARIBBEAN COMPASS PAGE 35 These books are available at chandleries and bookstores or from www.cruisingguides.com

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