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... we finally arrived at what we would call home for the week.
After such a full on week filled with rum, we needed a night in to wind down and relax - only to be disturbed by a cockroach which sent us both into state of panic, there goes a nice quiet night in! Friday was spent at Mullet Bay, a beautiful beach only 10 mins bus ride away. After an amazing sunset we were persuaded to join our new friends at the crewhouse for ...
... music was a bit too loud for our tastes. After a few Heinekens it was water taxi back to the boat for us….
Race 3 – “And, man, it was blowing at Blowing Rock!”
Race 3 was Sunday, March 4 and returned the racers from Marigot Bay back around the west end of the island to the Simpson Bay finish venue. We were really glad to have Mike back to help for this race after Saturday’s stressors. When Mike ...
... as they are sitting at the dock, like the magnificent Swan 100, Virago, and its “little” sister, the Swan 90, Nefertiti. Because we were starting later on Start Circle B, we didn’t see much of these boats, except during Race 3. As you could expect, most boats entered in the A classes sail with professional crews. But even the bareboats registered in the B classes are typically entered by racing aficionados with plenty of ...
... by 3 minutes, 31 seconds…a close race. On corrected time we were 6 minutes, 24 seconds ahead of the third place boat.
We were having fun and were happy with our performance as we didn’t make any serious mistakes. We enjoyed the post-race festivities ashore with the Awakening crew, having dinner together at a nearby restaurant (with three pet dogs along). For our second place finish we received a plaque, a $100 ...
... higher than the forecast 10 kts so we wouldn’t arrive before daylight. In retrospect, Simpson Bay is very large and easy to enter in darkness; in the future we may not bother to slow the boat, favoring an earlier arrival!
Soon after arriving in St. Maarten and clearing customs/immigration, we had several tasks to accomplish which included switching the freezer and fridge, checking on the status of our new dinghy ordered from ...