South Coast Sailing Adventures Newsletter
Ahoy Mates! Inside our newsletter, you will find a treasure trove of information: upcoming events, classes, flotillas, and more! Simply click on any event for more information and to register. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call!
Cuba was such a big hit this last month, we decided to go again! What better way is there to finish out the summer than to sail to this  tantalizingly close island? We've reserved the beautiful Qince Amor, a new 50 ft Fountaine Pajot Saba with 5 cabins and 5 heads with lots of amenities and fun extras!. Come join us and experience Cuba both from land and sea!
Flotillas really are the best of both worlds: all the freedom of a bareboat charter combined with the comfort, security, and camaraderie of group travel.

For more information or to register, click here.
Upcoming June Events
7th - 16th: British Virgin Islands Flotilla
9th: Friday Fireworks Cruise
16th: Friday Fireworks Cruise
17th:  GBCA Rum Race 2
23rd: Friday Fireworks Cruise
24th - 25th: HYC Leukemia Cup Regatta
30th: Friday Fireworks Cruise
Friday Night Fireworks Cruise

Snap, crackle, and pop!  Add a little spark to your evening with a Friday Night Fireworks sailing cruise.  Climb aboard a beautiful sailing yacht and enjoy the show from one of the best seats in town!  Sail off before sunset and make a bang with a waterside view of the fireworks display.  Friday Night Fireworks Cruises occur on Fridays in June (starting June 9th) and July.  The night sky above the Kemah Boardwalk will be filled with a spectacular array of color and sound.  Whether you're visiting for the day, or you're a born and bred local, there's no better way to enjoy Galveston Bay's night sky.
Upcoming July Events
1st - 4th: Independence Day Cruises
6th - 11th: Junior Women's Championship Regatta
7th: Friday Fireworks Cruise
14th: Friday Fireworks Cruise
15th - 16th: Howl at the Moon Redfish Cruise
21st: Friday Fireworks Cruise
29th - 30th: LYC Heald Bank Regatta
Upcoming August Events
5th: LYC Bay Cup II
12th - 13th: Perseid Meteor Shower Cruise
19th: Nassau Bay Raft Up Club Sail
19th - 26th: Rally to Cuba
Boat Bites
By Cap. Terry Grover

When South Coast Sailing asked me to contribute to the monthly newsletter I thought about two of my favorite activities, sailing and cooking. It occurred to me, why not write a cooking column that combines the two? I will attempt to inform and entertain you fine folks with dishes that I enjoy making, that may have a nautical flair, and can easily be made aboard a decently outfitted sailboat.
The first dish is something that Capt. Lucy Newman introduced me to on Jost Van Dyke. This lovely, sparsely populated, 3 square mile island sits just 2 nautical miles northwest of the BVI'S main island of Tortola. It was our second stop on the December 2016 flotilla after spending the first night at the Bite at Norman. It's amazing how quickly one falls into a relaxed mood when sailing "Nature's Little Secrets". For dinner that evening Captain Lucy was enjoying something that looked very familiar to me. "Why on earth are you eating a burrito in the BVI?", I asked. She quickly responded, "Capt. Terry, this is not a burrito, it's Chicken Roti.", and offered me a bite. Having never even heard of Chicken Roti, and being a big fan of gastro-tourism, I was all too happy to take her up on her offer. What I 
experienced was a curry-ish combination of chicken, potatoes and chick peas wrapped in a flour tortilla-like West Indian flat bread very similar to lavash. For our purposes, a thin flour tortilla will suffice nicely. Things I love about this dish are that it is very filling, the ingredients are easy to come by, and most of all, that it can be made using a single bowl to season the chicken and a single pot to prepare the dish. Great for sailors!
Here is my interpretation of Caribbean Chicken Roti:
Chicken Marinade
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken thighs cut in bite-sized pieces
  • ½  teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
Chicken Roti
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk (Do not shake the can, chill the can, you'll see why later)
  • 2-3 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper.
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 4 cups of cubed potatoes
  • 3-4 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, more for garnish
  • ½-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  1. Place chicken in a large bowl or sauce pan
  2. Add salt, garlic, thyme, white pepper and curry powder
  3. Mix chicken with spices until well coated, set aside in the fridge and marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  4. When ready to cook, open the top of the coconut milk can and remove the solidified coconut oil.
  5. Heat the coconut oil in a large sauce-pan, (add a little vegetable oil if needed) and add onions, garlic, thyme, cumin spice, all spice, smoked paprika, nutmeg and curry powder, stir occasionally for about 2-3 minutes until onions are translucent.
  6. Add the chicken and sauté for about 2-3 more minutes. Add chicken stock if necessary to prevent any burns
  7. Next add chickpeas, potatoes, chopped cilantro and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer, loosely covered, until potatoes are tender and sauce thickens, about 20-30 minutes.
  8. Garnish with more fresh cilantro and serve with flour tortillas or lavash. Serves 6
June 2017
Upcoming Classes
Intro to Sailing
June: 3, 10, 17, 24
July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August: 5, 12, 19, 26

Basic Keelboat 101
June: 3, 10, 17, 24
July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August: 5, 12, 19, 26

Basic Coastal Cruising 103
June 17, July 15, August 12

Bareboat Chartering 104
June 23, July 7, August 4

Combo 103 & 104
June 15 
July: 1, 20
August: 10, 24

Coastal Navigation 105
August 26

Advanced Coastal Cruising 106
October 4 (Harvest Moon Regatta)

Docking Endorsement 118
June 10
July 22

Marine Weather Endorsement 119
July 8

Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance
June 25
August 20
1983 Bianca Aphrodite 101
Do you like to go fast? Well then Posh is for you! She was designed to race and race she does! We've had two recorded times where she's gone over 9  knots! So if you are a speed racer come check out Posh and charter her for a half day or so. 

Call us now to book a charter on Posh!
Winter BVI Flotilla
Sail the Christmas Winds
December 7-17, 2017
Winter? Come with us and be warm inside and out!   Discover why the "Christmas Winds" make December in the islands a sailing mecca! There is no better opportunity than our annual flotilla to expand your sailing skills, navigate to idyllic shores, and of course, experience the epitome of vacation perfection. The charm of the BVI's lies in discovering the unique character of each pristine island in this volcanic archipelago. With lively culture and history on the four main islands topped only by the picturesque splendor of the 50+ smaller isles, every stop offers its own special magic. Find your "sit-back-and-relax" mode on Tortola; be mesmerized by Virgin Gorda's natural granite pillars or marvel at the rugged scenery and colorful folklore of Jost Van Dyke.

For more information or to register, click here.
Harvest Moon Regatta
A Howling Good Time
October 4-11, 2017
Founded in 1987, the annual Harvest Moon Regatta event has grown from just under 20 boats to over 200.  The 150-nautical mile race begins at the Flagship Hotel Pier in Galveston and follows the Texas coast to Port Aransas over the course of 2 days and 2 nights, when the night sky is dominated by the beautiful harvest moon.  It's the perfect opportunity to gain offshore sailing experience or add to your sailing certifications.

We are also offering ASA 103/104 Combo (Basic Coastal Cruising & Bareboat Chartering) and ASA 106 (Advanced Coastal Cruising) during this event!

For more information or to register click here.

Early registration closes July 31st, so  register  today!
Special Occasions
We offer special occasion packages on our fine vessels. Dinners, proposals, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, bachelor parties, bridal showers, and more!

Call us and schedule great memories for a lifetime!
Boat & Breakfast
Come  spend the night on one of our fine yachts!  Experience the peace and romance of sleeping in a serene, nautical setting and enjoy a continental breakfast on us!

Call us now to book!