Day 17 – Race Day
Posted: Thu, Jul 3, 2014
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today was a very fast paced and exciting day. We woke up to a rain storm (which Kath was very excited about) and all threw on our rain jackets to go to the bow. After breakfast we had a meeting of all the boat and student skippers to discuss the plan and rules for the upcoming races. We started with the Pringles Cup. This is a shorter race which takes place in the morning as we travel to West End. The race is named that because the winner receives an extra sleeve of Pringles, which is quite a valuable commodity! Though we were not very close to winning, we didn’t come in last! After the first race, we took a stop in West End where we all experienced some deja vu as it is the same place where we started our trip. This is just another sad reminder that our time here is coming to a close. We all had a great lunch at the local restaurant (Pussers), then returned to our boats to begin the next race. This race was much longer and the wind had picked up a lot. This resulted in a very exciting and thrilling race. We finished off the day with a delicious Mexican dinner cooked by one of our very own Mexican chefs! We have a Lifeworks Forum tonight with the rest of sail side.