ASTRA wins first place in Class..

Jeremy & Sally Paul
Sat 22 Dec 2007 16:39
At the ARC prize giving in St.Lucia last night ASTRA won 2 prizes for the Atlantic crossing.
"Artistic Merit" prize for our wall painting in Gran Canaria..
Well done Miranda and Paul Hickman for the Artistic design and Nicky for doing the painting.
We also won First Prize for our class. Superb achievement, Fantastic, Well Done to all the crew...
I have not won much in the way of prizes before, it feels great to be part of a winning team, Thank you!
Some of our class finished ahead of us but it turns out most of them had motored for long periods of time and were therefore penalised sufficiently for us to win first place.
ASTRA came 28th out of 169 boats in the cruising division
and 37th overall out of 235 boats.
all the results and prizes are on the ARC web site under the results tab.
We are now anchored in a beautiful sunny spot in the tobago cays having lunch... lovely
Sally will be sending more stories and pictures to our blog soon....
Jeremy Paul