Mon 29 Dec 2008 10:28
We've made it!
After close on 18 days, we finally sight St Lucia on the horizon! The trade winds have been a bit of a dissapointment and we voted earlier in the week to use the motor as soon as the wind died out to reach St Lucia sooner rather than later!
As we rounded Pidgion island we finally had enough wind to raise the sails and sail across the finishing line as 37th boat out of 225 starters.
Due to the excessive motor hours we had this meant that we did'nt do as well as we would have liked in our class..but as we arrived two days earlier than others in our class and spent the time drinking beer and playing golf we all agreed that it was the right decision!!
We were met by cheers and hooters from other boats upon entering the marina and a welcoming comittee from the ARC were waiting for us with an ice cold rum punch which was most welcome!
After a few days in St Lucia, mostly around the marina, its now time to leave this lovely climate for a trip home for christmas.. we'll be back sometime after the new year....so watch this space!
A merry christmas and happy 2009 from
Jeff Thomas Mats Bosse