Day 8- The Anegada Regatta
Posted: Tue, Jun 23, 2015
Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Blimey, today was a long day. All days here are long, and to be brutally honest, I normally don’t remember what happened 12 hours ago because it feels like a week has passed since then. But today, I remember everything. Today we sailed from Gorda Sound to Anegada. Normally we would spend some time in Leverick Bay, but this year we filled up on water at Bitter End. There we were challenged to a race to Anegada by Patrick, the skipper of Squeakybrat. Naturally we accepted the challenge, and headed off to the beautiful, sandy isle. It took us 2.5 hours to sail there…. 2.5 hours, just on the way there!! With Sierra on the main sheet, Jan on the main halyard, and the remaining of our shipmate crew by the mast raising the sail, we won the first leg of the Anegada Regatta by ten minutes. While at Anegada, Sierra, Alex and Natalie took artsy photos on the beach while the five guys made a stunning sandcastle out of rotten coconuts and seaweed. After we got bored with our amazing sand chateau, we thought it was a fantastic idea to bury Jan in the sand. Once Jan’s head was the only visible part of him, we put a horse mask on his head and laughed hysterically as he wriggled out covered in sand. We loaded the dinghies and began the second leg of our regatta. It was long, wet and windy… and we won. We are now at Mountain Point and getting ready for Mexican night, and our next sailing win!