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Eventually arriving in St. Maarten I wondered - would this really be worth it? Should I have just flown straight to New York and be done with this palava of getting there?
After all, I had just taken an 5 hour overnight flight from San Francisco on a boring old plane, waited in a mostly closed Miami Airport without WiFi for another 5 hours, and …
... cheer the occupant of the car as he came to a breathless stop right in front of us. His short run making him pant heavily. Looking up at him I was mighty relieved it was not a life threatening situation. “OK..... Let’s do take two.....” one of them shouted as we backed ourselves onto a raised concrete balcony, away from where the driver was going to do exactly the same scene again. The big black bloke threaded himself back
into the small car; reversed ...
... it drifted inexorably towards them. Roy, the harbour master just rolled his eyes to the sky as we rounded the corner as he saw the mess. He’d obviously seen it all before..... probably many times as well. Onto the radio! Calling for assistance! He actually knew the yacht had just been bought and also knew the boat broker who sold it. Now that’s a stroke of luck. And would you believe, our friend Reg was the man in question and somehow, after ...
... s telephoto lens revealed the extent of the damage – we couldn’t sail with this condition. Risk of the halyard breaking during the race was too great and breaking a mainsail halyard would end the race for us. We had no choice other than for Dave to go up the mast and cut out the bad section of line and re-tie the static end of the halyard at the mast head. This straightforward solution was made very difficult by the rolling conditions ...
In the big picture, the three races started and finished in the same general area for all classes:
Race 1 on Friday, March 2, was the “around the island” race which started off Simpson Bay, went clockwise around the island, and finished off Philipsburg. Individual classes may have been assigned additional intermediate marks to round. The post race evening festivities were held on the waterfront in the ...