In slings
Antares Sailing

Dear Friends

David and I have had a very active year. I can’t remember when I wrote you last so I will start out in the fall of 1993 when we delivered the 54’ Alden, JESSIE, from Norfolk to St. Thomas. David has been the captain of this yacht since it was built in 1989 and it is now on it’s second owner. Because he wanted to keep it in BVI waters for the winter of 93’ and the spring of ‘94, we were asked to deliver it. We chose to enter the Caribbean 1500, which is a marvelous rally for all cruising boats coming down to the Caribbean for the winter. There were 63 yachts entered. For insurance reasons they call themselves a rally instead of a race, but it is definitely a RACE. We took as crew the three guys from the winning yacht the year before. It was well worth it. Eight days and twenty-two hours later we arrived at Crown Bay Marina in St. Thomas capturing first place and setting a record for time. It was great fun but my body is getting too old for that type of stuff--just a couple of days too long at sea for me.
In December JESSIE’S owners, Orren and Tina Pickell, decided that they wanted to spend Christmas in Grenada with their children. My roommate from my freshman year in college, Glenda, was here visiting at the time. Although she had never sailed, we took her and one of my best friends from the islands, Daralyn, and had a perfectly great sail to Grenada. This only took four days and we had beautiful
weather and winds. David had to come back to work so Glenda and I stayed in Grenada for ten days and explored the island. We loved it. She then returned to her home in Boulder and I came back to our home in Frenchman’s Cay where we entertained 28 sailors from the Caribbean 1500 for Christmas dinner on our deck. They all brought something delicious to share and I must say that it was one of our most memorable Christmases ever.
1994 brought many changes in our household. In January David decided to resign as General Manager of Frenchman’s Ship Yard. He had been there for a year and a half and although he loved the work and the responsibility, a better opportunity came his way. He was asked to be a Marine Broker for BVI Yacht Sales (formerly Nanny Cay Yacht Sales). This he accepted and continues to do. It allows him much more freedom as he still has time for yacht deliveries.
He took JESSIE to Antigua Race Week in March with Orren and six of his high school buddies, now all in their forties. If that wasn’t a blast. I went down to join them and help deliver the boat back to Tortola. They had never seen French Topless Sailors. They were so funny “ooohing and ahhhhhhing”
In May David, Orren and I took JESSIE to Georgetown, Exhumas. This was a downwind trip and was delightful. The Coast Guard was out in full force due to the embargoes of both Haiti and Cuba and enjoyed buzzing us in their helicopters and on the VHF. We took out the largest U.S. flag we had, which measures 4’ x 6’ and flew it, knowing they would then leave us alone. They did.
In June I went to work as a writer for the Nautical Scene, a BI-monthly newspaper devoted to Sailors and Yachtspeople from Ft. Lauderdale to Venezuela. I am the correspondent from the BVI and absolutely love reporting. I cover all of the races and have the license to write on anything I choose without editing or censorship. Right up my alley. I also became the secretary for BVI Yacht Sales so I spend my days in air-conditioning and with boats. Also right up my alley. Because of the fact that our house was then located too far from Nanny Cay, where the office is located, we moved onto our boat ANTARES and put it in a slip right in front of the office. This was a very wise decision as it saves us time, money and generates many more sales as we are always close by.
I enjoyed a wonderful delivery back from St. Maarten in September. I flew over and joined my friends, Matt and Claire. We ate and partied, partied and ate and then brought back their new 48’ Jean Tote Catamaran for charter at the Moorings. It was a very enjoyable week.
On October 2, David and I left for the U.S. where we spent a whirlwind seven weeks. We rented a “95 Bonneville that was loaded for only $80.00 a week with 7 miles on it. 7,000 miles later we had covered all of the outer islands of Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. We had attended the Annapolis Boat Show where we donated our time and expertise to the BVI Tourist Booth, attended the start of the 94’ Caribbean 1500 in Hampton, Va., explored Cape Cod and visited with all of our many friends on the Eastern Shore.
David’s oldest daughter, Diane, was married in New Hampshire so we were there for a week for all of the festivities and the wedding (of course he was “Father of the Bride”) which was lovely. There is nothing more beautiful than the North East in the fall when the leaves turn hundreds of colors. It is breathtakingly beautiful. We had a wonderful time with his family also.
Orren and Tina had invited us to be their guests and to cruise the Bahamas with them for a week on JESSIE. We truly had one of the most enjoyable sails ever. We snorkeled and sailed each day; drinking and eating well at night. They brought along a close friends of theirs, Judy and Pat, and we all six hit it off famously. We then took JESSIE to the marina in Palm Beach, went to the Breakers for Halloween Night, let Judy and Pat off to catch a plane and motored down the Intercoastal Waterway from Palm Beach to Ft. Lauderdale. This was really an experience for me as I had never been exposed to the type of massive opulence that exists on that waterway in reference to both the homes and the yachts---and I mean yachts--mega, mega, mega yachts. From Donald Trump’s LARGO to the canals in Lauderdale, it was all just too much.
We then took JESSIE to one of the lovely municipal marinas. Orren and Tina headed back to Chicago and we worked on her. We attended the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show and marveled at the difference between the Newport, Annapolis and Ft Lauderdale shows. Not enough sailing yachts in Florida. Little did we know that Tropical Storm Gordon would shortly arrive and alter our plans for returning to the islands. David didn’t feel that he could leave the yacht so we stayed throughout the three day storm. The rain was unbelievable--17” in two days. We were stranded on the boat at all times as a high tide put the docks some three feet under water and getting off of the boat was impossible. We finally made it back to Tortola on November 19.
As we were doing major construction on ANTARES, I took advantage of an opportunity to do a delivery on a Whitby 42’ to St. Lucia and then on the Bequia in the Grenadines. This I really enjoyed as I had never been to Bequia and it is delightful--small, quaint, and friendly. One of the best islands I have visited yet. I returned home two days before Christmas---just in time to get David ready for his “gig” as Santa Clause for Pusser’s on Christmas Eve. We partied hearty until “95 and then went on a diet.!
My younger son Greg, his wife Helen, and my adorable granddaughter, Lauren, arrived for a ten day visit on Jan 11, the day before my 55th birthday. To celebrate both their arrival and five and 1/2 decades on the planet, we threw a Dock Party to end all parties. We had a huge sheet cake and Lauren managed to get all 55 candles, plus one for good luck, on the cake. There were presents and food and friends, all of the ingredients to make it one of the most memorable nights of my life.
The next day, not too early of course, we left for a week’s sail throughout the BVI on ANTARES. We had a truly wonderful time. David and Greg hit it off well as they are both captains and love engines and the water. I enjoyed Lauren to the max and Helen is like the daughter I never had. I was very let down when they left.
It is now the beginning of February. Our good friends from Maine, the Lukes, are here for a week and then David’s two youngest children come for their winter break. We will take them sailing for a week also as they love the water. All in all it’s not a bad life for a couple in their “golden years”.
We think of you often and wish you the very best in health, happiness and prosperity for 1995. Have a wonderful year and let us hear from you.

Fondly, Nancy & Dave

September 16, 1994

Dear Al, *Mr. Music for Romper Room from 1969 - 1973

I know that I promised that I would write almost two years ago--where in the world did two years go? Well, I now have a breather, so I wanted to sit down and drop you a line to see how you are feeling. I hope that your health has returned and that you are feeling great once again -- just like Mr. Music should. I have been thinking about Romper Room lately. Can you imagine that was 25 years ago? Did we have some fun or what?

I am still living in the British Virgin Islands in the West Indies and truly enjoy the lifestyle. I live on a 40 foot sail boat with my companion, David. We sell yachts and sail. It is certainly a different lifestyle from one that someone would lead in the United States. But we don't have to worry about drugs, crime, new clothes, mortgages, a car, or any of the other items that Americans drive themselves to the grave over. We stop and smell the roses all of the time--it's nice.

I hope that life is treating you well and that you are enjoying your retirement and your family. What is happening in your life? Do you ever see anyone from WLOX? I guess things have really changed on the coast since gambling began. I hear conflicting reports. My teacher friend, Myra, reports that the Biloxi School System has never been in better shape. My other friends say that things have changed so drastically that they don't even recognize the coast. I hope to get back within the next year or so to see for myself. I will call you when I arrive. We'll have lunch together.

Give my best to your family and to any old friends that you see. Take care.

February 1, 1994

Larry Voas, CLU
PO Box 4555
Biloxi, Ms.

Dear Larry,

Thank you for the summary statement enclosed. Unfortunately, I do not understand it. How in the world can the interest on $80,000.00 be $67.80? Obviously, this is not a good investment on my money. I realize that if I cash in this annuity I lose 10% but this may be better than getting $67.80 a year. Are there any other options? Can I roll this over into something that would pay me a higher interest and still remain with Northwestern Mutual? What do you suggest? I will be most anxious to hear from you via mail, fax or phone.

Thank You

Nancy Terrell
P.O. Box 11156
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00801-1156
phone/fax - 809-495-4732

NANNY CAY YACHT SALES
P.O. Box 638
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
TEL 809-494-3260 FAX 809-494-3535

Dear Dureen, Frank, and Family,

How are you? Hope that all is going well. Yes, by the letterhead--David has a new job. In fact,

we both have new jobs--selling yachts. How's that for a change? We can actually stand working together.

I didn't think I would ever be able to work with anyone within a relationship, but here we are and we love

it. Haven't made a lot of money yet, but you know David ---the money's on its way!!!

We are coming to the states in October to do the boat show and for David to give away his

daughter, Diane, in her marriage to another David. What a confusing family. We will arrive in Miami on

October 2 and wondered if we could spend that night with you? We will then rush to the boat show, to the

wedding and back to Florida, where we would like to spend several days with you and the family before

picking up JESSIE, the 54' Alden that David captains, and sailing her back to Tortola. I hope that this will

be convenient with you as we would really like to spend some time on the way back. I would like to get to

know this family that is, in essence, my family.

Yes, David and I are still very much together--even more so than before. Looks like it is going to

be for keeps. Hope this finds you all well and happy. We'll gossip later.

Love to all,

Nancy

July 6, 1994

Dear Erna and Larry,

David is now well ensconced in his new job selling yachts. The office is air-conditioned

so I decided to take a breather and write to you guys. How in the world are you? Most importantly,

how is Larry? Are you still having neck pains? How about the operation? Was the radiation

successful? David and I certainly hope that you are feeling 1000% better and are well on the road to

a complete recovery.

I just wrote to each of the participating members of the Caribbean 1500 to tell them that David

is now a broker and would love to list and sell their yachts if they were thinking of doing so. I hope to

have several responses as I know that at least two boats have come up for sale. I think that some of

the cruisers became very discouraged. I remember speaking about this to you and getting your opinion.

It helped me to become more patient with our own plans for cruising.

We just returned from the Exumas where we delivered JESSIE. Man, is it ever shallow up there.

Orren, the owner, and his daughter went with us. We had a great delivery with no problems at all. Of

course, the U.S. Navy was everywhere, with all of the mess in Hati, and we had a helicopter circle us for

well over thirty minutes. That was an experience.

We will be in your country in October. We would love to see you if we can visit after your

daughter's wedding. Let us know and we'll plan accordingly. I know that it will be a beautiful wedding

with Proud Papa escorting the lovely bride.

Erna, everyone loved the pictures. Thanks so much. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated

by all. David sends his best to you both and hope that the problems with PHOENIX are solved. Larry,

he wants to know if you have decided to go into the boat brokerage business. Let us know. I am

including our listings so you can see what is available down here. Our very best to you both. WE

LOVES YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy

Dear Abby,

I am truly sorry that I have upset you in any way. It was certainly not my intention, I can assure you.
When I spoke with you, several weeks ago, I thought that I had said that I could only stay in St. Barts a few days because I had to help David bring JESSIE back to Tortola. I never meant to give you the impression that I could stay longer and I regret deeply that there was this misunderstanding. Please do not let this interfere with our friendship as I value that and hope that you do also.

It has been rather nice having some time to myself. Relationships are so physically and mentally consuming. The space is welcomed. I am doing some writing, snorkeling every day, and giving the house a thorough cleaning.

Are you really thinking of leaving the islands permanently? I thought you were quite happy here. You had said that you were thinking of moving to St. Barts but you never said a word about returning to London. Please think about this long and hard before you do anything. Is it just St. John, or the people or the crime? Maybe you are just ready for some sophistication. If so, I can certainly understand that. This is most certainly not the cosmopolitan center of the universe.

As this is the season when everyone wants their boats back on the mainland for the summer, David and I have several deliveries coming up in the next few months. I would love to see you before we leave. Do let me know your schedule. Please, lets not grow apart.
TO - GLENDA HILTY

FROM - NANCY TERRELL FAX 809-494-3535 (B.V.I. YACHT SALES)

RE -- PERSONAL

Dear Glenda,
You have really been in my thoughts lately. I loved talking with you when we were in the states and was sorry that it was late at night and I really wasn’t with it. You sound as though you are really getting your life together. I am proud of you, I really am.
I had a very strange dream about you the other night. I will tell you the dream and my interpretation, but I suggest that you get another interpretation just to be safe. Do you have any friends that specialize in “dreaming”? I took it up when Jimmy was dying as my dreams were so wild. It really helped and I found that I could use my dreams in helping the present and the future. At any rate, here goes. I was upstairs in a two story house (the top floor of any house represents that it is a spiritual dream). I was looking out of a window (I was looking for an answer to a problem - outside of myself) I saw you come by on a motorized scooter, the kind we used as kids only with a motor. You were buzzing by and squealing in delight. There was an enormous hill in front of you and you scooted up that hill in a roar. You were on a cement sidewalk (your path is solid) and had no trouble at all getting up that hill. I was still watching and curious when you came screaming by my window but this time you were on a bicycle (this always represents balance in a dream) you were still screeching (you made the weirdest sound) with delight. It was a real screech. You passed by and I went downstairs to watch you through the window on the first floor (reality-every day life). This time you were one of many people, men and women but all Caucasians) in a long line pulling yourself along on a long rope. Everyone was wearing a green (healing color) shirt and was dependent upon everyone else in line because if only one person didn’t pull the entire line failed. You were neither sad or happy but seemed okay. This line was in the middle of a field (grounded). I then awoke but it is now two days later and the dream is still with me so it must be strong.
How do you see this? I would love to have your imput on this. Obviously a high hill means some real problem--but you whizzed by. Of course, I saw all of this from my spiritual side. When I went to the ground floor you were not excited. Please ask someone about this. Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now about my life. After a whirlwind trip to the states (we put three years of living into seven weeks) I am now settled down on the boat (ANTARES) as Nanny Cay. We landed in Miami on October 2 and rented a Pontiac Bonneville 1995 with phone, etc. for ninety dollars a week with unlimited mileage. Good thing as we put seven thousand miles on it while in the U.S. We drove to Lake Ochachoobe in central Florida and I learned about the interworking of the lock systems on canals. Then we went to see David’s sister in Vero Beach. She is a doll and looks like his twin. From there we drove up outer islands of the Eastern Shore from Florida through Georgia through South and North Carolina. We took ferries all along the way and ate terrific seafood every night in a different small town. We then arrived in Annapolis in time for the Annapolis Boat Show. I worked in the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board Booth and had a ball. I did a much better job of selling sailing in the B.V.I. then the paid staffers. I also am now a correspondent for the NAUTICAL SCENE, a sailing newspaper that appears in all boating communities from Venezuela through the Caribbean and up the Eastern Coast as far as Newport. I get paid for this and love it. While in Annapolis (5 days) we lived on a boat with a couple friend of ours and I worked on my columns for the paper, covering the boat show, which I faxed to them. We left Annapolis and drove to New Hampshire were David gave away his daughter in a gorgeous formal wedding. She is marrying a state representative who is slated to become governor within the next few elections. It was a wonderful wedding and I loved being with all of his children and family. From there we went to Florida to meet with the owners of JESSIE. We sailed the Abacos in the Bahamas for eight days which was really fun. We then returned with the boat to Ft. Lauderdale, taking the Inland waterway from Palm Beach down, and attended the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. The owners left and we did some work on JESSIE, taking her successfully through Tropical Storm Gordon, which was more rain than I ever again want to see.
No wonder I am exhausted. At any rate, I am wondering how you are doing. I am so proud of your real estate sales. Just keep your nose to the grindstone and remember that when it comes to men and relationships “BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU WANT----YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT.”

My love to you and David sends his also. Take care.

TO - GLENDA HILTY 303 - 444 - 8599

FROM - NANCY TERRELL 809 - 495 - 4732

RE - FRIENDSHIP

Dear Glenda,

Your wonderful package arrived. What a thrill to get a box with WRAPPED packages with
BOWS AND BEAUTIFUL PAPER with PRESENTS in them from someone you love. THANK YOU,
THANK YOU., THANK YOU. We appreciated everything. David was really pleased that you remembered him (of course you would) and I loved all of my "goodies" especially the Drabber and the book. I have not had the opportunity to devour it yet, but I can assure you I will.
The pictures are wonderful and when I return to the states, I will get a photo album just for them. We really got some good ones, didn't we. Especially the ones you took while leaning out of the car.
I really enjoyed the trip. David has brought you up in every conversation. Two things really impressed him. 1. That we could not see each other in so many years and start right up on conversations as if we had talked for hours only yesterday. He couldn't get over that. 2. That you were such an excellent sport on JESSIE, taking watch and using mind over matter in regards to your tummy. He thoroughly enjoyed you which makes it nice for me. He also fantasizes that if something would happen to him, we would move in together - each with our own incomes - and sail into the sunset. I love it.
We have really been busy since you left. Christmas was a blast with 27 people coming for dinner -- ten boats from the Caribbean 1500. Did I write you that? Yes, I guess I did. At any rate, we are working hard on ANTARES and still have a long way to go. My brother Jim's secretary, Lee, arrives tomorrow for ten days. It is going to be tough because the owners of JESSIE are in, the upstairs is rented, and ANTARES is on the hard. Oh well, we'll rough it together. Can hardly wait to get out of this house though and onto the boat.
The lady Realtor called. I have no idea when we will be in the states so we'll call her when we know or arrive. Thanks mucho. Not much else is going on. Just know that I love you and it's nice to finally have a sister. WELCOME.

Nancy

FAX TO ----- GLENDA HILTY - 303-444-8599

FROM ----- NANCY TERRELL - 809 -495- 4732

RE ----- PERSONAL

Dear Glenda,

So glad to hear from you and to hear, what I assume, is such good news. Want to know all of the details and since the post is so terrible between us, may I suggest you fax or call. YEAAAAAA!

David and I have been on ANTARES for well over a month. His children came and we took them sailing for a few weeks. Then there was the CORT SERIES (Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle). David raced on Carter's boat for the B.V.I. Spring Regatta (they finished second in class) and we sailed to St. Thomas for
the Rolex International Regatta. ANTARES was the mother -ship, so a good time was had by all. We had rented out the house, so it was great to leave and not lose money. David leaves this Sunday on JESSIE to do Antigua Race Week with the owners. I will fly to St. Barts with a friend and hang out (I've never been there) and then I will fly to Antigua and help David bring JESSIE back to Tortola. Since the wind will be behind us, it will be a great down wind sail and we will probably have the spinnaker out. YEAAAAAAAAAAA1

Okay gal, what is going on in your life? We need to know your plans. What are you doing? Or do you know.

Our plans for the summer are not quite definite, but right now it looks like we will deliver JESSIE to the Turks and Cacaos at the end of June, then fly to Miami, rent a car and drive to see my Michael and his sister. I would also like to visit "The Keys" as I have not been there either. We will then fly back here and sail ANTARES to Venezuela for the hurricane season. This looks like a "dilly" of one and we want to have her out of the way. A friend of David's (Did you meet John and Bobbie, the Aussies, of WINDWALKER?) have asked us to go to Cuba, of all places, with them for the month of September. It is going to open soon and the possibilities for bare-boat companies and chartering are limitless. We haven't decided on this yet, but are considering it as a possibility for further employment. David's eldest daughter will be married in October, so he will "give her away". Strange--she's been living with him for ages. This means that we will be in the Northeast for the fall. As the foliage there is the most beautiful I have ever seen, that will not be a hard trip to make. This sounds like we are very busy--I guess we are, but it really doesn't seem like it.

Would love to know what you have in mind? Drop us a fax soon and let us know. Hope all is well. I can hardly wait to hear all of the details. LOVVVVVVVVVVVE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOU1

Dear Greg,

I seem to be having problems with my computer, but no matter HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY
BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUU! I can't believe that you are 28, although when Michael turned 30 I wa already thinking of you as 28. Well, congradulatious, as I remember, 28 was
a very good year. Have a great birthday and I hope you enjoy the shirts.

I am also enclosing some dresses for Lauren. I hope she likes them. Tell her that Grandma Nancy really
enjoyed her picture. It has been dry mounted and is on the refrigerator. She is a very talented young
lady, not at all surprising, considering that she has you for parents. Is she swimming by herself?

I had a long conversation with Michael yesterday.. He had Taylor as Tina and Taylor will leave for
France for a year where they will live while Tina goes to Cooking School. That is a really good idea
as she needs a profession. I am glad that she made the decision. I think that Michael will miss Taylor but
it will do Taylor good to be in another culture for a year. I talked to him about coming to Tortola for
Christmas next year and he said that he thought he could. If you, Helen, and Lauren can come it will
be wonderful. We can all be together for the first time since Michael's wedding to Linda in 1987. We
will go sailing for a week so that you can see firsthand all of the great beach bars and winds that make
the British Virgin Islands the most popular sailing playground in the world. You will also see how
wonderful my new life is for me and how happy I am. I am really excited about this trip so make plans,
okay.

David and I leave in two hours to go sailing for four days. It is the Easter Break in the islands so no
business is going on. We will sail for six hours and then anchor in some deserted bay and BBQ on the
the grill. I will snorkel and he will work on the computer. He has a laptop notebook so work is never
very far away. It is a good life and I love it.

My love to Helen. Tell her I'm very proud of her. She has certainly done her share to help out with
the expenses. You both have. How was Jimbo's wedding? I know it was beautiful and that you both
looked great. Send me a picture, will you? I have the best photo albums in the islands. They are
full of family, friends and boats.

Well, honey, I love you mucho, which you already know. Go out and have a great birthday. KISSES
AND HUGS.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

GUSTAV WILMERDING 4TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL CHALLENGE
PA (RACE) RTY
ON
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 1994

1. RULES: The race is under the sole jurisdiction of the RACE COMMITTEE (RC) of the WEST END YACHT CLUB and shall be conducted as follows:

a) The IYRU 1988/92 Rules shall govern except as modified by these instructions.

b) The RC shall assign to each ship a starting time which CANNOT be disputed.

c) The following IYRU rules shall not apply:
20. ---ownership of a ship (unless it is hot, i.e. stolen)
21. ---member on board(unless its your own!)
Appendix 14.2 Category (A)
76.1 --liability
Appendix 4 --team racing rules

d) Special Addendum to IYRU RULES # A-64.2839 para 9428 sub I 812 shall apply, failure to read and abide shall result in instant disqualification!

2. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Yes, you must be safe at all times. In addition all ships must comply with the CYA minimum safety requirements for Category 2 unless exempted by the RC (and they never do!).

3. DIVISIONS:

Division 1: Gaffers & Island Sloops (we hardly ever get any anymore)

Division 2: Handicaps > 149

Division 3: Handicaps < 148

4. STARTING PROCEDURE: Starting signals shall be in accordance with IYRU Rule 4.4 (a) System 2, if at all possible.

Each ship shall cross the starting line at the signal (red flag) plus their time handicap.

RECALLS: If you start before your time we will let you know by yelling, shouting and other displays of disgust as the RC sees fit. Ships suffering a recall shall reround the South end (Starboard for you know it all's) of the Starting Line, giving way to ANY ship not yet started.

POSTPONEMENTS: Don't leave the Jolly Roger until the RC is ready to begin the games. We are ill equipped to handle postponement as this is a PURSUIT RACE!

 TIME LIMIT: Simple, when the last ship finishes.

RETIRING SHIPS: No ship racing shall fly its ensign(rubbish!), you can fly anything you want, just call the RC if you don't want to(or can't) finish!

 SAIL LIMITATIONS: If you put it on the entry form you can use it!

COURSE: VERY IMPORTANT!! As follows for all divisions except where stated for Division 1.

 START: Sopers Hole, between two buoys(color to be announced at Skippers Meeting).

Ding-Dong Mark: ( Approx 50 yards ESE of starting line) to Starboard

Little Thatch Cay: To STARBOARD

Great Thatch Cay: To PORT

Sandy Cay (and its ENE reef): To PORT

Red Buoy in Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke: To PORT

* Great Thatch Cay: To PORT

Little Thatch Cay: To STARBOARD

Finish Line: If you make it this far, between the Ding-Dong Mark and the adjacent flag pole at the Jolly Roger.

* Division 1: Round Red Buoy @ Great Harbor to Port then to Finish Line.

 PROTESTS: Protesting ships shall conform to IYRU Rule 68 modified as follows:

a) The protest flag shall be anything close to red in color

b) Intent to protest shall be hailed to the RC ASAP and upon finishing. The VHF RC Channel shall be used for the hail but acknowledgment MUST be received.

c) A fee of $50.00 must accompany the protest which MAY be refunded at the discretion of the RC.

d) Ships protesting frivolously, ships losing a protest, and any arrogant skippers will be dealt with by the RC and GUSTAV'S RULES of CONDUCT!

 ENTRY FORMS: A properly completed entry form for each ship must be received by the RC prior to 0900 hours on Saturday, 3, December 1994.

14. ENTRY FEE: A mere pittance for such an event!

15. PRIZES: These will be awarded as soon as the RC can get it together, hopefully around 6 PM at the Jolly Roger.

 EVENTS OF PLEASURE: YO HO, MATEYS! BBQ after the race, dance with "CRUISE CONTROL" 2030 till ????, and for those still able , a wonderful "Sunny Bloody Mary Sunday" and brunch from 1000 to 1400.

Nancy Terrell
P.O. Box 11156
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
00801-1156
809-495-4732

Dear Nadine,

It was so good to get back from our holiday and have your announcement of Gyorgy’s book in the mail. I had felt very badly that my finances had not permitted me to make a contribution and I was so glad to see that the book of portraits had indeed materialized and that my brother, Jim, was included. These past five years have been very difficult where Jim’s estate is concerned. I have no idea where Jim’s portrait is. The attorney that Peter and Deidra hired to settle Jim’s estate has refused to be in contact with me and since I reside out of the territorial United States, it has been a very difficult and costly battle for me to wage--with no results. This, I am sure you understand.

The fact that I can now see my brother’s wonderful portrait as done by Gyorgy in his new book fills me with great pleasure. Since I will never be able to see the real thing again, at least I have a copy. You know Nadine, I should have just given you the portrait. You recall how we talked about it the night that you had me for dinner, but you didn’t have the space. It is such a shame now---remembering, that we just didn’t DO IT. For Gyorgy’s great gift to Jim to be obliterated in such a way really disturbs me.

At any rate, I am very glad that all of his portraits did not follow such a dark trail. Please convey to him all of my very best wishes for a life that has been spent in making others happy through his immeasurable talent. And to you, my dear, for being the believer and the “cause behind the throne” As a woman I do realize what you have given up in the name of love. We all realize this. We also recognize that without you this lovely tribute to Gyorgy’s work would never have been accomplished.

I live on a boat and rarely get to the United States. However, if I ever get to New York I will be sure to let you know. I still keep in touch with Jim’s many friends and so I have places to stay, but I would love to have the opportunity to take you and Gyorgy out to dinner.

Please, send me a book with an invoice. My very best love and admiration for you both.

Nancy

Dear Bud,

We just wanted to drop you a line to say "hello" and to thank you again for all of the "seafood goodies" that

you sent for Greg's birthday. We had a cookout on the front lawn that was really fun and everyone really

enjoyed the food. Thanks so much. Jimbo and Shelia's wedding was really fun. Greg was best man and I

was Matron of Honor and Lauren was the flower girl. She looked so cute. We had a really good picture

taken of the three of us. We will send you a copy when we get the prints back. At the wedding, I overheard

Greg talking to Dr. Grace. He was telling him how much it meant to Jimbo for him to visit them every year.

He said that he wished his daddy (you) would come and visit and that he hoped it would be soon because

we had lived in Hawaii for six years and you hadn't visited yet. I don't think he understood why Dr. Grace

who is also very busy, could visit and you couldn't. So the real purpose of this lettler is to invite you to

June 17, 1994

Dear Jay,

Sorry that we weren't home when you called the other night. I would have loved to have spoken

with you. Katie returned from her delivery to the states and was most disappointed that she didn't get to

see you. David's oldest daughter is being married in October in New Hampshire and we will be coming to

Maine to stay with the Lukes in Boothbay Harbor. We will definitely call you and get together when we

are there. We leave tomorrow for a three week delivery to the Bahamas. David just returned from a three

week delivery to Conn., so we have been really busy.. He is now a broker with Nanny Cay Yacht Sales

so we will be living at Nanny Cay on Antares for the summer. She will be at the dock where we can have

all of the eminities and work on her. His work permit just came through and he is really excited about

dealing with boats all of the time.

Your PRIVATE bottle is still on the mooring. Since I am never here and since Soper's Hole is

virtually empty I have not collected much revenue for you. To tell you the truth, the few times I'm here

all of the moorings of Frenchman's Cay and ours are empty. We aren't even able to collect on our

mooring. Should I take the PRIVATE bottle off or just keep it the way it is?

How is your daughter and her mother? Are you getting to see much of them? Will you spend

the summer in Maine or on the Cape? We will keep an eye on CLOVER for you since we are at Nanny

Cay. We'll let you know when we are coming. Have a great summer.

visit us. We would really like for you and Shannon to come, or you and Michael, or you alone. We just

want for you to see where we live and how we live and to see Lauren in her own environment. We would

love to have you stay with us or, if you think you would be more comfortable, you could stay at the

Turtle Bay Hotel which is only about five miles from here. Please, please think of doing this soon. It

would mean so much to all three of us. This summer would be a great time because Lauren is out of

school. We love you. Helen

June 17, 1994

Dear Jay,

Sorry that we weren't home when you called the other night. I would have loved to have spoken

with you. Katie returned from her delivery to the states and was most disappointed that she didn't get to

see you. David's oldest daughter is being married in October in New Hampshire and we will be coming to

Maine to stay with the Lukes in Boothbay Harbor. We will definitely call you and get together when we

are there. We leave tomorrow for a three week delivery to the Bahamas. David just returned from a three

week delivery to Conn., so we have been really busy.. He is now a broker with Nanny Cay Yacht Sales

so we will be living at Nanny Cay on Antares for the summer. She will be at the dock where we can have

all of the eminities and work on her. His work permit just came through and he is really excited about

dealing with boats all of the time.

Your PRIVATE bottle is still on the mooring. Since I am never here and since Soper's Hole is

virtually empty I have not collected much revenue for you. To tell you the truth, the few times I'm here

all of the moorings of Frenchman's Cay and ours are empty. We aren't even able to collect on our

mooring. Should I take the PRIVATE bottle off or just keep it the way it is?

How is your daughter and her mother? Are you getting to see much of them? Will you spend

the summer in Maine or on the Cape? We will keep an eye on CLOVER for you since we are at Nanny

Cay. We'll let you know when we are coming. Have a great summer.

Nancy

September 16, 1994

Dear Jenny,

I nearly dropped over when you called the other night. God! it was good to talk to you. You have been on my mind and it was really psychic when you phoned. Your life seems wonderful. I know that you miss St. John, your friends, and Grant but your new life sounds great. You need a professional life when you are young. You won't come this way again so enjoy it. Also, it is far better that you are surrounded by talented, loving gay men than the rest of this sick population. Take it from me, I know. Some of the best times I ever had in my life were with my brother and his friends. How we laughed and partied.

David and I leave for the states in two weeks. I am going to St. Maarten with Matt and Claire next week to pick up their 60' new boat for the Moorings. I need to get some things for ANTARES and they asked me to come along. I love being with them so we will have a great time. Our plans for the states have changed. The owners of JESSIE want for us to go cruising with them for two weeks in the Bahamas, so we will not be doing Halloween with you. That's the bad news. The good news is that David will be working on JESSIE for two weeks in November in Ft. Lauderdale, so I will have time to come down and hang out with you for a few days while he works. That will be great. As much as I love him, I would have a better time if I visited with you alone. I will call you around the first week in November and we will schedule something, okay? I can hardly wait to see you and to meet all of your new friends. It will also be fun to be back in the metaphysical community. Take care and give my love to your mother. Loves Ya.

P.O. Box 11156
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
00801-1156
April 15, 1994

Dear Jennifer and John,

Just a note to tell you how very much we enjoyed seeing you when you were here visiting Claire
and Matt. We really had fun, didn't we? They are really getting excited about the wedding. I don't remember if Claire's birthday was before or after your visit. They had a big party for her which, unfortunately, David and I were unable to attend. However, I ordered her monogrammed note cards with her new married initials for her birthday present. I remember how very many notes there are to write after my wedding. The only reason I am including this little bit of information is that someone else may think to do this and I wanted for you to know that it had already been taken care of.

Now for the bad news. David and I will not be able to make it to the wedding and if we had already purchased the tickets they would have to be sold. Orren, the owner of JESSIE, the boat that David skippers, has requested that we deliver the vessel from June 23 - 28 to the Turks and Cacaios in the Bahamas, where he and his family will meet us on June 29. This, of course, is David's job so we must attend to it. It is a real bummer for us as we actually thought that we could pull off coming to the wedding at the last minute, but it looks like that will be impossible. We both want you to know that our hearts and thoughts will be with you though - and of course with Matt and Claire. Please take good videos so that we can share them and tell Sally how sorry we are that we will not see her and James again. Also relay to Hugh and Caroline how disappointed we are that we will not be able to meet them at this time, but that we are definitely looking forward to seeing them in Tortola next year.

David's children came to visit and we had a great time. We took them sailing for a week and have been on the boat ever since as we are renting our flat to some folks whose yacht is being worked on at Frenchman's Cay Shipyard. It's fun living on Antares and also making a little something extra on the side.

Some news -- David raced in the B.V.I. Spring Regatta last weekend on a West End boat named LYDIA and owned by Carter Powell, his old secretary. They did very well in all three races coming in second in their class and beating that old "SALTY DOG" Matthew Callaway, who came in third. Was that ever fun -- we had a running verbal battle all weekend. ANTARES was the mother ship for LYDIA so I cooked dinner every night for the crew. Claire and Matt always showed up to rub it in how they had beat us on that day, but in the final race we creamed them. I can assure you that a good time was had by all.

Jennifer, I do again so thank you for the Lancome "goodies". I don't know if anyone else can notice the difference, but I certainly can and that's what counts. My skin FEELS so good and I am doing my "beauty regime" faithfully. I will always love you for your thoughtfulness.

Well, I want to get this in the post. You both are very dear to us and we are looking forward to next year's visit. Our very best for a beautiful, beautiful wedding.
Nancy

Dear Courtney,
It was so good to get your letter a few months ago. I really love hearing about what you and John are doing. You are always on the go and that is how it should be. I think that visiting the National Parks must be a ball. Aren’t you proud of John? I always thought that you two had something really special. You didn’t write about Little Courtney and Stuart but I know that you enjoy seeing them whenever you can. Isn’t being a grandmother fun? I absolutely love it. I just don’t see them enough.
It’s a shame about the casinos ruining the coast. Millie had written me the same thing. I will be back in June of 96 for about six months. Just to settle down and renew old friendships. Ocean Springs is my home and I don’t want to lose touch. I would also like for David to meet my friends and vice versa.
After a whirlwind trip to the states (we put three years of living into seven weeks) we are now settled down on ANTARES, at Nanny Cay Marina in Tortola. We landed in Miami on October 2 and rented a Pontiac Bonneville 1995 with phone, etc. for ninety dollars a week with unlimited mileage. Good thing as we put seven thousand miles on it while in the U.S. We drove to Lake Ochachoobe in central Florida and I learned about the interworking of the lock systems on canals. Then we went to see David’s sister in Vero Beach. She is a doll and looks like his twin. From there we drove up outer islands of the Eastern Shore from Florida through Georgia through South and North Carolina. I absolutely loved them. We took ferries all along the way and ate terrific seafood every night in a different small town.
We then arrived in Annapolis in time for the Annapolis Boat Show. I worked in the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board Booth and had a ball. I did a much better job of selling “sailing “in the B.V.I. than the paid staffers. I also am now a correspondent for the NAUTICAL SCENE, a sailing newspaper that appears in all boating communities from Venezuela through the Caribbean and up the Eastern Coast as far as Newport. I get paid for this and love it. While in Annapolis (5 days) we lived on a boat with a couple friend of ours and I worked on my columns for the paper, covering the boat show, which I faxed to them.
We left Annapolis and drove to New Hampshire where David gave away his daughter in a gorgeous formal wedding. She is marrying a state representative who is slated to become governor within the next few elections. It was a wonderful wedding and I loved being with all of his children and family. From there we went to Florida to meet with the owners of JESSIE. We sailed the Abacos in the Bahamas for eight days which was really fun. We then returned with the boat to Ft. Lauderdale, taking the Inland waterway from Palm Beach down, and attended the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. The owners left and we did some work on JESSIE, taking her successfully through Tropical Storm Gordon, which was more rain than I ever again want to see.
No wonder I am exhausted. At any rate, I am enjoying my life. David is still a broker at B.V.I. Yacht Sales and we now have a 3 month old 52’ Tayana (just gorgeous) to take care of while the owners are away.
Gregory and family will arrive on my birthday for an eight day sail throughout the B.V.I. with us. Needless to say, that I am looking forward to that. David’s children will visit in February and we will again sail and then Michael will visit in the late Spring. Can hardly wait to see everyone. I am enclosing a picture of David and me. Take care and have a great holiday. Let me know if you and John ever get down to the islands. Love Ya

August 15, 1994

Dear Magda and Edgar,

I am truly sorry that I missed your call over the weekend. I am delighted that you will be coming

to St. Martin and would truly love to see you. Unfortunately, I now have a full time job selling yachts and

cannot leave it as this is our really busy season (all of the boats are up out of the water in boat yards and

buyers love this as they can see the keel of the boat and examine the bottom. Come winter, they are all

sailing). I will not be able to come to St. Martin but would really love it if you could schedule your air

flight via Tortola so that we could visit. We could put you up for the night and then you could continue on

to St. Martin the next day. So you would fly New York, Tortola, St. Martin. As Tortola is on the way to

St. Martin, it shouldn't be too difficult, but I know how the airlines are.

David and I will be leaving for the states on October 2 when we fly to Florida. We will do the

Annapolis Boat Show and then go to New Hampshire for his daughter's wedding. I am so glad that you

will be able to make this trip. Please let me know if you can stop by. You can call me during the day at

809-494-3260 (that is my work number and I spend nearly 12 hrs a day at work). Hope to see you soon

and catch up on all of the events of the past five years.

Magda, Helen and Greg send their love to you.. You should see Lauren. She is now six years

old and such a young lady. That beautiful Latino blood.

My love to you both.
Nanny Cay Yacht Sales T. 809-494-3260 F. 809-494-3535
P.O. Box 638 Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands
TO: David and Beth
FROM: Nancy
PAGES: 1 DATE: 8/15/94 TIME: PM
Hey Guys, I tried to get you via phone yesterday but you weren't in. I left a message but decided that I would fax you instead. When I began the calling around for you, I became very discouraged because (a) every hotel that I contacted had a day sail boat that they already had contracted to do the season of '95. (b) all of the day sail people that I spoke with said it was a highly competitive business (c) I ran into Chip and Anya from SNOW GOOSE who had been doing day sails for the Peter Island Club. They were most discouraging. They had a really bad experience.
Not to be undone, I continued my research. I called Bob and Sandy Hartman who run the day sails for Biras Creek Resort which is located in North Sound, Virgin Gorda between the Bitter End and Pussers, Leverick Bay. He was wonderful. He has been in business there for 15 years (can you imagine) and we had a long conversation. Although he doesn't need anyone for this season he told me several interesting things (a) Misty Isles, a Charter Company in Virgin Gorda, is going belly up and all of the charters that they would normally get have nowhere to charter (b) that Guana Island Resort has no one at all to do day sail charters and they have been desperate for a yacht. I am in the process of following up on this. The manager is on a holiday and no one else can talk to me on this subject. Seems like a good one though, if Bob was correct. The Guana Hotel is very exclusive and is located on Guana Island as you enter Trellis Bay. You could have a mooring in Trellis Bay and the charterers would be delivered to the dock at Trellis Bay where you would meet them. I don't know about this though so don't get your hopes up. (c) the most interesting thing he said was that he and Sandy are looking for a partner--someone to buy into the business - take four months, they take four months, you do the four winter months together. That sounded really good. (d) he said that regardless of what you do you must get a trade license first (I would be happy to get all of the papers and forward them to you) find a hotel (like Guana) and MAKE A COMMITMENT!!!! He was really big on that. He also said that he would be glad to meet with you when you arrive and would give you much free advice (which I don't think he does for just anyone).
I hope that this has helped in some way. I will do the follow-up and get back with you ASAP. My love to you both. David sends his best also.

Nanny Cay Yacht Sales T. 809-494-3260 F. 809-494-3535
P.O. Box 638 Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands
TO: Michael Longnecker
FROM: Nancy Terrell Longnecker
PAGES: 1 DATE: 9/19 TIME: am

Hey Honey, Certainly enjoyed talking to you on the phone the other day. You Americans. I still can't believe that you can actually speak with someone on the other side of the planet when you are driving along in the car. What is next???????
We are really excited about your trip in January. I get the feeling that you three would be more comfortable in land quarters than on the high seas. David and I both appreciate that and you are quite right--it would be much more sensible for the baby as well as more private. I am having the Department of Tourism send you a WELCOME Magazine to show you the possibility of quarters. You can fly into either St. Thomas or Beef Island, Tortola. There is a flight from Miami or Tampa to both, so you can take your choice. As David is trying to help me get over my "control syndrome", we will go along with whatever you decide and try to fit our plans accordingly. It looks like Greg, Helen and Lauren will be staying on the boat with us but if you should decide that you would rather have them with you, then we can do that and David and I will stay on ANTARES. We can make day sails instead of sailing the islands.
I guess what I am trying to say is that anything you/Greg and friends/families want to do is fine with us. I am not trying to control or plan. If you are here, wherever you are staying, we will get together and try and spend some quality time. You are free to enjoy yourself and our beautiful islands in any way you chose. I am fine with this.
The items for your new home that you may be most interested in having are those that your father has -- king sized bed, glass dining table with 6 wicker chairs, green sofa bed/couch, dining room wooden buffet that belonged to my mother, glass coffee table that was in the living room, chest of drawers that was in our bedroom, two wing chairs that belonged to my mother, and all of the lamps in Lovers Lane. Please ask him about these. You certainly have my permission to have them all but I don't know where they are. If he has lent them to someone I am sure that they will be easy to retrieve. Mike McDonnell has the use of my piano which you may have. Gregory took part of the furniture from New Orleans. I sold the rest. He also has the two living room couches, the coffee table from New Orleans, the dining table from New Orleans, the baker's rack and the large chair/divan that was in our room in Lovers Lane. The only two articles that I have saved for myself are at Pat Joachim's and she is using them. As you recall, when I visited you in Northern Mississippi, I had just liquidated my storage space in the Mini Mall and had sold everything at Frenchman's Mall which is on Highway 90. Remember that I asked you if you wanted anything and you said "no" that you had no place to put it. We had no furniture at the beach. That all came with the house. The only things that I cannot place in my head are the two gray velvet sofas from New Orleans. You may have those but I don't have a clue as to where they are. My mother's china is professionally boxed and is with a friend to be given to Lauren when she is a few years older. I did not give it to Helen to give to her as I wanted for her to have a complete set with no possibility of breakage. I want for her to have something from my family. I also have some things for Taylor under the same conditions.
You must remember that when the Lovers Lane house was closed, Shannon and Daddy took all of the furniture, lamps, and put them in Bud's Apartment. I have no idea what happened to them. There was no furniture in storage at the nurse's house on the beach. Jason helped me move all of that--it was just old clothes, etc. All of which I got rid of when I sold all of my things in storage at Frenchman's Mall. I do have some things that I brought with me (not furniture) that I will be glad to give you when you visit. You also might ask your grandmother if you can have some of her things (at least get into her will as you are the most likely as you live the closest. Greg is in Hawaii and Debbie and Sherryl already have their houses. I would think that you and Andy and Chris would probably split it.) Maybe she will let you have some early.
At any rate, I am very happy that you have settled into a larger home and into a new relationship. I am anxious to meet your new family and to have you meet mine. You left a beautiful message on the machine and I truly appreciate it. David and I are leaving this week for two months to work the Boat Shows on the Eastern Coast. We will be back before Thanksgiving. I will call you from the states. CHEERS!!!!!!!!!! I LOVES YA!!!!!!!!!

August 29, 1994

Dear Myra,

I can't remember when I wrote you last. I am honestly loosing my memory--it's terrible. At any rate, I have been thinking of you and decided it was time to write. I found Amy's card in my file and wondered what she is doing. This calling card must be at least two years old. Is she still in Atlanta? Is she happy? What are the details of work? And how about Scott? He must be almost finished with school by now. Sorry, but I can't remember if he also went into law.
What is going on at B.H.S.? Are you still in charge of curriculum? Are you still on Ruskin Ave? Have you finished your doctorate? I haven't heard from you in ages and would really like to know all of these answers. You are one of my most favorite people on the planet, you know, and we just cannot let ourselves lose touch.
David and I are now working as yacht brokers for Nanny Cay Yacht Sales in Tortola. We love working together and we adore being on all of these wonderful yachts. They are just like people. Each is different and beautiful in it's own way. This is a real opportunity and seems to fit into our life style. We are moving out of our lovely waterfront home, where we have lived for three years, and onto our boat on October 1. We will be traveling for 7 months out of the next 12, so we just couldn't justify the $10,000 a year in rent. Think of all of the money we'll save. We will list yachts as we travel as all of our trips are yacht related.
We will be coming to the states in October for David's daughter's wedding in New Hampshire. We will also be doing the Annapolis Boat Show, visit some friends in Maine and New York City (also yacht related) and then drive to Ft. Lauderdale where we will pick up JESSIE the 54' Alden that David captains and sail her back to Tortola. That will be a seven week trip altogether. In December we will deliver JESSIE to and from Antigua.
In January, Michael and Greg will visit (with families) and we will take them sailing for eleven days. I am really looking forward to that. In mid-March we will take JESSIE to America, up the intercostal waterway, take down the mast and motor her up through New York and the Erie Canal, put the mast back up and sail her to Chicago. What a trip! That will be a true adventure.
Then the following year we will fly to Chicago and bring JESSIE down the Mississippi River (stopping each night at a different river city) and sail her through the gulf, around Florida, through the Bahamas and on to Tortola. My idea of fun but also a great responsibility. I have always wanted to go down the Mississippi. You can see, Myra, that I have found the right man and the perfect lifestyle for me. I am enclosing a picture of us with ANTARES in the background.
I hope to be in Florida during the next year and will definitely call you and plan for a visit. We are long overdue.
Glenda OOsterhuis Hilty was my roommate my freshman year at DePauw and was also a bridesmaid in my wedding. She called last fall, crying. Her doctor husband had run off with his nurse (they had been married for thirty years and had four children, one of whom died) Well, I insisted that she visit in December, which she did. David had a delivery on JESSIE scheduled so Glenda and I went along sailing her from Tortola to Grenada. David flew back and Glenda and I stayed in Grenada for two weeks just being girls together (just like you and I). It was a wonderful trip and she has since gotten her life etc. together. Miss Nancy's counseling is doing some good. I told her to forget her husband and look at her options. She listened, went home and sold her house, which she had not wanted to do, started a profession for herself and enrolled in an enrichment course at Colorado. No use in crying over spilt milk Nannie Belle used to always say. We now talk to each other regularly and it is so good for both of us.
Well Dear Heart, I am just rambling on, but I do miss you and am really looking forward to getting together. Millie sent me a picture of your annual Christmas luncheon at Mary Mahoneys. I treasure it. It is one of the few pictures I will have on the boat. Sure would love to have you come visit also. Wouldn't that be fun?
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you. Take care and stay beautiful. You ARE you know.

TO - RICH ROEDEL -- 212-315-1613

FROM - NANCY TERRELL -- 809-494-3535

Nanny Cay Yacht Sales T. 809-494-3260 F. 809-494-3535
P.O. Box 638 Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands
TO: Richard Roedel
FROM: Nancy Terrell
PAGES: 1 DATE: 9/21/94 TIME:11 am

Dear Rich, I am faxing you in conjunction with my brother's estate. It has now been over five years and I have yet to learn of any settlement etc. on the estate. I would greatly appreciate knowing this. I would also like to know why I did not receive the one thing I asked for--my brother's sterling flatware that had the family insignia on it. I have received no word from Eric Roper as to anything. Would you please be so kind as to call me or fax me and let me know how the distribution of property, etc. was made. Did the estate go into bancrupcy? What happened to the Water Island Property. Was Jim's furniture ever put up for sale? If so, is it possible that we could purchase individual pieces? I realize that I move around a lot, but I would really appreciate knowing the final outcome. I am almost beyond caring, I would just like to know and I feel, that as next of kin, I have a right to know. Thank you for your consideration in this matter. I will await your call.

Dear Tina and Adam,
We certainly enjoyed talking to you on the phone last night. It is hard to believe that it is still snowing in New Hampshire though. We also called your sister, Diane, and had a nice conversation with her. Clifton came by JESSIE at lunch today. He is working on SPICE, which is next door at the dock. We told him that you both said "hello". We are sending a copy of the pictures that we took while you were here. Hope that you like them.
Tina, we know that you and Kendra want to come for a visit in August. If we are here, we can think of nothing we would enjoy more, but we will probably not know what our plans are for that month for at least another month. It will not be too late to get a good ticket by then, so you will just need a good dose of patience until we know our plans, but you know we would like for you to visit if at all possible. If not then, then maybe at Thanksgiving when Adam can come also.
David leaves for Antigua on Sunday with Orren and his male friends on JESSIE. They will stay for Race Week and then Nancy will join them and help bring the boat back. Should be a lovely sail with the spinnaker up all of the way. David is delivering a Caribbean 1500 boat PHOENIX to Conn. for the owners in May and then will deliver JESSIE to the Turks and Cacaos in June. In July we are planning on taking ANTARES south for the hurricane season and so would not be here in the month of August, but there are some things that we need to do to the boat and we don't know if we will have the time to get all of the work completed due to the delivery schedule. We'll just have to wait and see.
We are planning to come for the wedding. Tell your mom that we'll get a check to her and that we will be happy to help with anything when we arrive. It's hard to be a wedding co-ordinater.
Well, study hard and get those grades going. Have fun with the summer sports and know that we totally enjoyed your visit with us. Don't forget that you promised to send new school pictures. Bye for now and remember that WE LOVE YOU BOTH---LOTS.

Dear Tina and Taylor,

I talked to Michael and he said that you had moved to France to go to cooking school. That's great. Good for you for following your dream. I do wish that you had called me to tell me yourself but I have almost given up in ever hearing from you. I suppose this will always be a one-sided relationship. How is Taylor?. I hope he is well and loving France. How wonderful that he will be bilingual. What an advantage. Are you living in school quarters or do you have a place of your own.? Will you be close to your mother during the summers. I know that your being there will mean so much to her. How lucky she is to be so close to Taylor.

I am still very happy in Tortola. David has been gone almost two weeks on a delivery to the states. I have been spending the time working on the oral history project I am doing for the Historical Preservation Society and learning about the business of yacht brokerage. Of course the job is really David's as I am not allowed to work in the British Islands, but I will do his secretarial work and bookkeeping in exchange for his working on ANTARES. Seems like a fair trade to me. I never knew there was so much to learn about office work. Especially computer skills. Mine really needed polishing. I am really enjoying it though as the office is at Nanny Cay and is air-conditioned. An almost unheard of thing in the B.V.I. The couple that owns the business are in their thirties and are really go-getters. Thorpe (the guy) is spending his summer in Martha's Vineyard trying to acquire new listings and Annie {his live in} is here teaching me office skills. When David returns, Annie will join Thorpe and David and I will man the office until they return. David makes no salary, just commission on his sales so he will really have to hustle to make some money, especially so since summer is such a slow time. We are looking forward to it though as ANTARES will be at the dock right in front of the office and we can work on her at the same time with the help of a cellular phone, which Annie is leaving. I'll let you know how it goes.

We will be closing the office during the last week of June though as we are going to deliver JESSIE, a 54' Alden, from Tortola to Nassau, Bahamas for the owners. I have never sailed through the Bahamas and am really looking forward to that as it is a down wind sail and should be just beautiful at this time of the year.

Hope that Taylor will enjoy these little "happys". Please kiss him for me and tell him very much. I would love a picture of him if you could send one. Please let me know when you will be back in St. Croix. I would love to have you both come over and visit or to take Taylor while you visit with old friends. Keep up the good work. I'm very proud of you. You'll make a great chef. Please tell Taylor that his Grandma Nanc loves him very much.

Love always, Nancy

May 21, 1994

Nanny Cay Yacht Sales P.O. Box 638
Tel. 809-494-3260 Road Town, Tortola
Fax 809-494-3535 British Virgin Islands
TO: Valerie Voss, Weather Analyst

FROM: Dave Cooper
PAGES: 1 DATE: 8/17 TIME: 3:30 PM

VALERIE, VALERIE, VALERIE -- WE LOVE AND ADORE YOU
WE WATCH CNN WEATHER EACH MORNING. PLEASE REALIZE THAT THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF YACHTSMEN AND WOMEN IN THE CARIBBEAN DEPEND ON YOU FOR THEIR WEATHER INFORMATION. PLEASE GIVE THE CARIBBEAN FORECAST AT EACH AM FORECAST.

THANKS,

THE YACHTING COMMUNITY

Valerie,

We seem to be located behind your back every time there's a glimpse of the Caribbean weather! You always seem to have very detailed pictures and forecasts of the Pacific storms, but until a storm is approaching the US coast from the south or east, it is invisible on your forecast.

This type of information is valuable to the hundreds of thousands of people living in this area. There are many less persons (unless Hawaii is threatened) in the Pacific that are affected by most of the storms that you track so well.

The Weather Channel, which does a "tropical update" twice an hour during the hurricane season, is not available to most of us here in the Caribbean.

We have had T.D. now T.S. Chris kicking up for a couple of days slowly grinding its way west-northwest ward soon to be in the Leeward Islands and then ?????

Valarie, you're our only hope to be able to see animated weather, help-help. And we much prefer you to VEEP Gore so---HERE'S HOPING WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW AT 8:20 AM WITH THE LATEST CARIBBEAN UPDATE
THANKS, "Disaster" Dave

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