Atlantic Cup Rally
Bob & Sue Dall
Mon 2 May 2011 22:40
After 5 nights in Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola we are just about ready to join the Atlantic Cup Rally to Bermuda. Its about 850nms the first long passage since crossing the Atlantic in November. We've had a great time in Nanny Cay, meeting old friends and new, making sure the boat complies with the rally safety rules . . .and using the best marina showers in the world!
I was just wandering if I could have just one more quick shower, when we heard the 10 minute warning for the opening of the start line, we were still attached to the pontoon! We are still not sure whose fault it was. . . .
In our haste to cross the start line, before the committee boat went home, we (Bob) managed to get the main halyard wrapped round the top spreader and the radar reflector.
The good thing about being last is that you have nothing to loose and lots to gain, before long we were in contention as we passed our first rival. . . .
We spend the next few hours beating to windward in choppy seas (passing a few more yachts), and before long we both feel a bit queazy, Bob is turning an odd shade of green . . . . it is shortly after this that I make an alarming discovery, hiding in the corner of the cockpit is a large,odd shade of green, slimy frog. . . .had I gone a step too far?