Tuesday, February 23, 2010

St Lucia

Hi Everyone,
Well I have now had the results of the 'Indipendence Day Round the Island Race' actual indipendence day was yesterday Monday 22nd Feb, and prize giving was last night. Two days starting on Sat. 0930hrs from the SLYC start line, down the Atlantic side to Vieux Fort, had a terrible start, my 2 crew were late getting to the boat and as the final signal was sounded we were only just hoisting the mainsail! took us 10 minutes to cross the line, but we had a really good sail down the east coast. As you pass down, there are no roads here, so you see all the places you don't see from the land. Arrived at the finish at 17:07 not last but very near, then the anchorage and party ashore. Sunday I had a proper start and kept in reasonable contention with the modern boats, this up the leeward side back to Rodney Bay. GL did very well keeping very close to a modern yacht and sort of had our own little competition with them, sometimes in the lead somtimes behind, all good racing excitment, we were only about a minute behind at the finish line at SLYC. Will be posting the race sheet later, but over the 2 days overall, and out of the 10 sailing boats taking part, GL came 4th, not in the prizes but a very decent result. I had a free berth overnight in the Marina, and I moved back out to the anchorage again. Bit of a top up required for food, and I will be on my travels again.
Pics to come later when I get them.

1 comment:

  1. Well done, Roy! You are obviously having a whale of a time! Margaret