For those who don't know Colin, he's our home club's most avid racer.
Serenada off to a good start
"Catch me if you can!"
(that's our little Serenada ahead!)
You're not going to believe this one. Gil & I can't believe it. We placed in the regatta!! It was the VI Caribbean International Abordo Regatta. We entered to get in on the free 4 night stay at the Puerto Bahia Marina. The award ceremonies were held tonight, and we placed?! We received a trophy (a copper sailboat) and a prize (a lazimar choker) for 3rd place. Who would have thought that mom & pop on a 32 footer could place?! We toasted handicaps ;) .... every boat is given a rating or handicap to try and level out the field, so it worked in our favour.
I was chatting with Hazel, another cruiser who was here when we arrived. When I asked her when did she arrive here, she replied May! Figuring she'd know where to get the best fresh produce, I asked about that too. She graciously gave me a lift (she owns a vehicle here) into town, to the local market.
Hazel in Samana's market