PHUKET YACHT CLUB HAS KIND-HEARTED REGATTA
Be in Phuket November 20 for the second annual Jai-Dee Regatta sponsored by the Phuket Yacht Club. The words mean “kind hearted” and signal a start for yachts that will sail Chalong Bay and surrounding islands.
Is Thailand on your bucket list? Because of COVID-19,
visitors were getting an automatic visa extension but stay abreast of current
rules depending on your passport. To see a list of the passport holders who do
not require a visa in Thailand see thaiembassy.com
ROUND THE WORLD RACE OFF AND RUNNING
One of the most exciting, challenging sailing races in the world is the Vendée Globe, which just set out with 33 yachts, all hoping to make it around the world in record time, nonstop, with no assistance. Skippers will challenge three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn). Follow the action at sailingscuttlebutt.com
DOES SHE LOVE A COZY MYSTERY
WITH A TRULY SALTY BOATING THEME?
Widow Farley Halladay takes readers to boating scenes worldwide while cooking, crime solving, coping with caregiving and remembering her late husband and their days operating a charter ketch out of St. Thomas. With the heart of a woman and the mouth of a sailor, 50-ish Farley provides tears, cheers and laughs with her cast of characters. The books are available for Kindle, Nook and other ebook formats.
The Yacht Yenta series numbers five books so far . If you're new to the Kindle series, start with the latest book, May Misfire, when Farley returns to the ketch where her husband died. Then go back and read them all. https://amzn.to/3gJPBF2
CARIBBEAN REGATTAS FOR 2021
Mark your calendar for the St. Martin Caribbean Multihull Challenge February 4-7 and Antigua Sailing Week April 24-30. The Tahiki Pearl Regatta is scheduled for May 11-15. Be there for the sailing action and the parties, parties, parties.
BAHAMAS TO OPEN TO SAILORS DECEMBER 1
You drive, you cook when you charter a bareboat MarineMax vacation in paradise. You The company also offers crewed and bareboat charters in the Virgin Islands, Australia, the Pacific Northwest, Croatia, Greece and St. Lucia and the Grenadines. (813) 644-8071
WINTER BOAT SHOWS FOR SAILING AND SUNSHINE
See a list of dates for winter boat shows worldwide at The National Marine Manufacturers’ Associating website, https://www.nmma.org/shows/calendar The list includes indoor shows in cold areas as well as outdoor, in-the-water shows in warm places such as Miami and St. Petersburg. Bring the family to shop for a boat and gear, see what's new, attend seminars, compare products, meet other boating folks.
Farley Halladay’s Galley Recipe of the Week
MEDITERRANEAN TUNA SKILLET
I loved shopping native waterfront fish markets everywhere we put into port on board Sea SEAL. It’s always a colorful scene when the fleet comes in with a gleaming catch and skippers hawk their wares in half a dozen languages. If you’re concerned about tuna being too dry, try this foolproof version.
16-ounce jar of pitted, oil-packed black olives
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 tuna steaks 6 ounces each
2 large onions, cut in crescents
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon crumbled, dried oregano
1/3 cup dry red wine
Empty the jar of olives into a bowl and add olive oil. Let flavors blend for 10 to 15 minutes, then strain off oil. Brush tuna steak with this oil and salt and pepper lightly. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat remaining oil and stir–fry onions and garlic, gradually adding oregano. When onions are tender, push them aside and cook tuna on both sides until it’s done to your liking.
Plate steaks and quickly heat pan juices with the wine and olives. Spoon over steaks.
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