St Barts was a truly special place to celebrate Birgitte's Birthday,and as
usual we fell in with luck and bad company!
There is a special race annually at St Barths of truly tall yachts every
called the Bucket.The yachts are 100 to 180 feet long, and we were invited
on board a number for cocktails 3 nights ago and yesterday we were invited
to sail on Ranger a copy of a J class race yacht that won the Americas' cup
in 1937.She is 136.4Ft in length and we had an around the island race that
was truly spectacular we came second by 5 seconds,bearing in mind the yacht
that won had a 15 minute start on us in the handicap,and Ranger won a
special event trophy; as the yacht that won was given extra time for it's
handicap for making a large charity donation.( Its one of those fun events
where things a taken seriously with good humour).
We will be posting some pictures of us on Ranger, soon on our web site.
Off to BVI tonight before the winds get worse. Life certainly has been
treating us well, we will keep you updated.