Posted: Fri, Jul 1, 2011
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today was an excellent day to be a part of the family that Knot Guilty has become. Race day started off with a drag race that we won, due to Joie de Vivre’s disqualification (they had a head start). We had a little break in West End, getting ready for the second, longer race, which started intensely. We were unsure as to the positions each boat was on, but we were determined to be victorious. Halfway through the race we were sure we were in first place, cruising through and relaxing a little. A little while later, a dark cloud loomed ahead at us, right where the finish line was located. We kept sailing towards it, since it was coming in our direction and there was no way to avoid it. We entered the storm. Our captain, Nick McGinty, a typically very humorous person, immediately seized charge. He ordered us about, got to furl the jib, remove the reefs on the sail, and drop the mainsail. In these conditions our staff, Nick, Averill, and Jake all kept their composure and kept all of us safe, including our guest Sara from the catamaran Panacea. It turned out to be a very hectic day, and even through weather conditions that would normally scare me, the way our captain dealt with our situation made today one of the most thrilling days of my life. We are all safe with Nick, Jake, and Averill. I’ve really come to love this boat and the people in it. Our chemistry with each other and the people that visit and become a part of this family amazes me. I love you guys!