We were fortunate this year to be invited to watch the racing out on the water. Morgan and Lindsey invited us and several others to go with him and Lindsey to view races one and two. Morgan owns sv Nirvana, a 64 ft Outremer catamaran. This is a bigass cat and thus a nice, wide, somewhat stable platform that is perfect for race watching. He also has two bigass engines to help him maneuver around his bigass cat.
Morgan has done this several years running now and has it down to a science. We all arrived via dinghies around 9Am. Next to sv Nirvana, Morgan had already put down a large aluminum fortress anchor with a huge buoy on it and a long line trailing behind with several loops. We each tied off our dinghy to the loops in the line and scrambled aboard sv Nirvana. The last aboard were the dinghy wranglers. When the time came, Morgan just released the line holding the huge buoy to sv Nirvana and we carefully and slowly motored away from the floating island of dinghies and out to the race course.
|A Carriacou sloop sails past our floating dinghy island|
|Morgan's Angles - Kelly, Lindsey, Eileen|
We anchored in the back of the anchoring field near the channel with full view of the finish line and enjoyed lunch. One of the dinghy wranglers that stayed behind, came up and delivered one person to the floating island of dinghies. Then that person came back to sv Nirvana and got two others and they retrieved the aluminum anchor holding the dinghy island and slowly towed the island back to the mother ship so we would all have easy access tour dinghies. Day two, Morgan carefully maneuvered up to the floating dinghy island and Tom jumped into one of the dinghies in order to move the dinghy island back to the mother ship.
|Tom ready to jump aboard the floating dinghy island|
|Out near the start|
|Chatting between starts|