Sunday, April 30, 2017

3rd Post April

Hi All,
Well didn't get to post after all, just too busy having lots of fun and hard racing, Had the best classics since my first one in 2010! an amazing time on the 30th anniversary, my crew consisted of Rowan, Sasha and Rhys all from Beaumaris Anglesey (corrected spelling) Suzie, owner of 'Spirited Lady of Fowey' and Paul her crew. also on the trip round from Falmouth to English Harbour we had Suzie's two dogs as well (Chester a cocker spaniel also did the cannon and parade of sail) ! We had such a good laugh together for the racing and all the parties that followed, I took Rowan as my guest to the Owners Party at the newly restored and opened (By Prince Harry) Clarence House in Nelsons Dockyard, a first time to this party for me as well. we also did the steel band event up at Shirley Heights. I had a new palm tree hat made for me as I lost the last one, plenty of Dark and Stormy Rum drinks later we made it back (just).
I was able this year to beat one of the fast racing boats that beat me last year, I had to work hard for it though, on the Cannon race I actually passed her on the first leg of the cannon race and forced her down to fourth place every race, That gave me a Third place in class and a trip on the stage for the crew as well, I can not get close enough to even see 'Janley' on the race course, there was also another fast boat in my class this year called 'Vagabundo'  didn't see that one either!
My Crew are posting the pics on face-book but have promised to send the photos to me so I can post them, So only one pic of me with a big smile after passing 'Seefalke' and a picture of her behind me

Big smile as I passed Seeflake (looks like i'm on a speedboat judging by the wake)





SeeFalke after I passed her
So with a bit of patience I should have more to post later
Roy

2 comments:

  1. Roy - thanks for a great Regatta and for being so entertaining during the post Race shenanigans - good fun had by all. Rhys, Rowan and Sasha all now back on Anglesey in recovery mode. Link below to a yachts and yachting report of Race 3 the Cannon Race - good mention and photo of Guiding Light in action - thanks again - Rhys.
    http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/195462/30th-Antigua-Classic-Yacht-Regatta-race-3

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  2. Thanks for having me as part of the crew. I had such a great time with you all. I'll check out the link, Rhys, thanks. I'll work out how to get photos across now I have better access to wifi.
    Paul

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