Almost there

You remember my old friend Eduardo who I accidently bumped into a few weeks ago? He was here with the team of Gran Jotiti, a Volvo Open 70 that had arrived to the Caribbean to race the RORC600 and Heineken Regatta, Heineken which they later on won in their class. Eduardo, the navigator, invited us all over to sail one of those days in between races but as we got so much visitors and plans already, we unfortunately couldn't find time for it all. At least we got to see the boat in the marina which was very much fun as well, and later that night we organized a big barbeque with the crew and some other folks which I will show some photos from one of these days. So my dream of sailing a light boat with a speed over 25 knots is still not fulfilled, maybe during Antigua Sailing Week this year that dream will finally come true? Anyone in need of an extra crew of two, give me a shout!

The fastest boats I've ever been onboard thus far are Tribe, Peter Johnstone's Gunboat, and Sojana, Peter Harisson's Bruce Farr 115ft carbon ketch. Both during Antigua Sailing Week last year. We had so much fun on them both. Maybe in a year or two our own Halsey Herreshoff will be prepared to race in the classic regattas, until then we're glad for the opportunities we've got to race with others.