Thursday, April 22, 2010

Antigua Classic Prize giving

Tuesday 20th April was a quiet day for everyone I had moved GL to the dockyard and was about 10 feet away from the coming 'do', they had set up a huge screen to show donated pictures by all the press and private photographers, and a huge Bar-B-Q the 'Fan Club' were there as was all the crews as predicted we knew GL had won, so drinking had started some time before, we sat on the grass and watched the show, amazing pictures of all the boats were shown, every time a picture of GL came up the Fan Club cheered with gusto, I on the other hand had had a senior moment and lost my voice somewhere so was unusually quiet, the time came and trophies were handed out, then as my class was announced my crew and myself went on stage to collect the first prize of a beautiful engraved glass decanter, then photo pose and take the applause, as the night drew to a close I had a foredeck party, then with Marcy (phsyco Bety) from the Pink Lady crew went to another boat and carried the party on into the morning, next door on Buxom II, Lindsey, Erin and Sandra carried on next morning Wednesday in true classic style, so having been told to leave before 12, we all left the dock and have anchored in various places, My Fan Club has started to continue on their journeys but the few left arranged a beach farewell party and a nice evening ensued. Today 22nd I am in the cafe doing this blog and having a calm downer. I have just had the most magical time of my life never to be forgotten experience, some washing and choosing which photos to get from local guys before I leave, a quiet day.
I have read the comments and thank you all for your praise, I think GL deserves it, she is one special boat, it couldn't have happened without her!
more later when pics have been collected
Roy

4 comments:

  1. Dawn Richard,
    we both forgot as you came to say goodbye, I didn't get your contact card. text me your address and I'll update you on contacts for me
    Roy

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  2. Dear Roy,
    It is wonderful. GL and you are a fantastic pair. You have been repairing and polishing her with care and love ever since I know you and now you have collected your reward. I am so happy for you.
    Lots and lots of love and a big hug,
    micheline

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  3. Hi Roy, we are just stoked for you both (that's Guiding Light and You !). Dawn forgives you for changing the picture - we both love it and understand the memories that must go with it. Andy (barman at H2O bar in St,Lucia sends his congrats as do everyone who we met who knew you from there). We're missing you already as life is starting to become abnormally normal! So just remember we're doing Panama Canal next March and would love to go through with you. Our email address is rbammers@yahoo.co.uk - make sure you stay in touch huh?

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  4. Oh Dear! I am looking forward to see you back in Beaumaris and hear about all your adventures at sea and on these exotic islands. If you fancy an unexperienced crew member on an easy warm quiet leg of your return trip on this side of the Atlantic, I would be happy to join you. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

    Lots of love,
    micheline

    lots of love

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