Rallying to Moorea...

El Vagabond
Vicki & Roger Mortimer
Tue 26 Jun 2012 02:04
Position 17 29.64S, 149 51.22W
We are now on the Island of Moorea - just West of Tahiti. We joined in with the Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-Vous Rally over the weekend and had a really great time.
Needless to say, we haven't lost our racing skills and managed to come in 24th out of 29... In our defence, "it was a Rally and not a Race" and Line Honours were taken by a 55' Catamaran who 'only' beat us by a mere 64 minutes over the 20 miles....
However, we did manage to save face by winning the "Coconut Peeling" competition yesterday although we only came 2nd in the "Banana Carrying" Relay race. All good fun and lots of Cocktails courtesy of the Tahitian Tourist Board.
We will probably stay here for a little while just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. We managed to replace the steering cable last week, regassed the fridge and installed new batteries so, hopefully, no more Boat jobs for a while.... fingers crossed !!