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24Isea&iISPRING-SUMMER 2010SPECIFICATIONS: HIGH CHAPARRALLENGTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50m (164')BEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.3m (30'5)DRAFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.2m (10'5)BUILDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FeadshipDESIGNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .De Voogt/Terence Disdale DesignYEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004GUESTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12CREW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13CRUISING AREA . . . . .West Mediterranean(summer); Caribbean (winter)PRICES FROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .US$231,000 per weekJOHN COLVIN (HIGH CHAPARRAL)As a boy, John Colvin cruised around Australia on his father's yacht,which gave him a taste for life at sea. "From small dinghies in FremantleI progressed to yachts and sailed up and down the west coast ofAustralia. I then sailed from Hobart to Auckland in 2000 after theAmerica's Cup, then I travelled to the South of France." Colvin later began his professional career in style: "I sailed Endeavour(a three-masted, square-rigged sailing yacht that was the replica ofCook's yacht) from Australia to London for six months in what isliterally a floating museum, re-enacting the original voyage across theIndian Ocean to South Africa and the Atlantic." A stint as boat master atHayman Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef was followed by anothertall-ship adventure, sailing the Indonesian waters aboard a replica ofDuyfken. Colvin then worked on Kingdom, Pestifer and Sai Ram beforejoining High Chaparral as first mate. He is now her captain. Colvin is theepitome of a modern professional yachtsman: trained, skilled andexperienced. He recently obtained his MCA Master (Yacht). Testing the toys on High Chaparral

SPRING-SUMMER 2010I sea&iI25Society Islands for its mix of French culture, Polynesian lifestyle, trade winds,sun, palms, beaches, reefs, diving, excellent sailing and great anchorages. SCFor me it's Southeast Asia for its cultural diversity and history. My wife andI recently took a river cruise from Saigon in Vietnam up the Mekong Delta intoCambodia, ending up at the temples of Angkor. It was truly special and different.I also love the South Pacific for its laid-back tropical atmosphere.What's the one place in the world you'd like to travel that you haven'talready visited?JCI would love to visit the Pacific and the Baltic. Perhaps one day in my ownsailing boat.ECThe Norwegian Fjords; there is something indescribably dramatic aboutsteep mountains tumbling into narrow waterways. I'd also like to go toAlaska. I did touch in the Pacific Northwest once, but I'd love to return toexplore the coastal islands - it's a place where you can enjoy nature as itwas intended: wild.SCAlaska and the high latitudes, or Japan for its mix of ancient customs andcutting-edge modernity. THE CAPTAINS ON. BEING CAPTAINSWhat's the most curious request you have had from a guest? JCI was once tasked with having to find the right-shaped aubergine inSardinia. But it was the chef who made this bizarre request, not the guests- they were easy.ECOne of our guests requested 20 kilograms of broccoli for his breakfast,out of season, while anchored off Sardinia. It had to be bought in France, flownto Ajaccio, then picked up by a crew member in a taxi and delivered by tenderacross the Strait of Bonifacio. Apparently broccoli is good for the brain.safety but I do believe that some regulations are onerous and stifleadventurous spirit. SCProfessionalism has had to come with the increased size, costs andoperating budgets of theindustry. When I started yachting, 25m (82') was asuperyacht and we had no crew contracts or agents. Yachting was a less formalaffair with greater interaction between guests and crew, and I believe it wasmore of an adventure because of that. Had you told me 25 years ago that Iwould be managing a floating five-star hotel, I would not have believed it.However, I have made my passion into a career and believe there are nowgreater opportunities for hard-working, professional people with a can-doattitude. One thing I would not change is the owner's enjoyment throughover-regulation. Yachting still needs to be an enjoyable pastime for all onboard. However, I do believe the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA),International Safety Management (ISM) and International Ship and PortFacility Security (ISPS) Code have all been good for the industry.THE CAPTAINS ON. TRAVELWhat are your favourite cruising destinations?JCLos Roques off northern Venezuela as it's off the beaten track and isa beautiful cruising destination. The Grenadines and the Greek andIndonesian islands also top my list.ECThe black volcanic peaks, barrier reefs and sandy beaches of Tahiti aremagical. The BVIs are also enticing - they're safe, green, accessible and havea multitude of anchorages; and, I agree with John, the Los Roques archipelagois remote and enticing. The Ionian Sea also offers an intimate islandexperience, coupled with ancient history. I also love visiting the Côte d'Azur:Golfe Juan feels like home, and something about Monaco's mountains in closeproximity to the sea reminds me of Cape Town. I also love Moorea in The French?Face to face with CallistoPhotography: Ed Holt / Jérôme Kélagopian