Turquoise Shell Inn
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- Free parking
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... off the raft took no time at all and Dyana threw a long rope in just in case I needed it. The little dingy flew to the harbour masters office and he really didn’t need much persuasion to act rapidly. Something that hardly ever happens
on the island. Grabbing his radio and leaping into the dingy in a matter of seconds. (I think he was thinking to himself, 'If there’s going to be a disaster, it’s NOT going to on my watch!). in reality, ...
... making on us. Margaritas all round – setting the pace for things to come.
The next day saw us set sail at 6 am (yes I know, it’s hard to believe I was even out of bed, let alone ready to sail), to make the 80 odd mile passage to the island of Saba by that evening, a 12 hour sail. All went well for the first few hours, with little to do but point Great Escape in the right direction. I was surprised to find that I felt comfortable out there with no ...
... minutes corrected time and achieved first place in our class. We were ecstatic with our performance and couldn’t wait to get back on the course for Race 2. “A round of Heinekens for the crew!”
Race 2 – French finish
Race 2 was Saturday, March 3 and was traditionally the day the French side of the island got into full regatta mode as the race started off Simpson Bay on the Dutch side but would finish in ...
... of the same turning marks, depending on their assigned courses. For each class in each of the three races, the Race Committee would announce (on each morning of each race just prior to start) a course to sail consisting of some combination of marks to go around. There was a common finish line for all classes.
Included in the racing instructions we would receive were the GPS coordinates for each temporary turning mark which wasn’t ...
Our return to St. Maarten from Saba on February 22 with Bob and Beckie was timed to greet good friend Capt. Wally who would arrive the next day. We had asked expert yacht racer Wally to join us again for the Around St. Maarten Multihull Regatta being held February 25 as he had last year. He eagerly accepted, perhaps further encouraged by our plans to also enter the more impressive, annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta the following week. ...