Two great days of sailing and an authentic St Lucian lime describes the SLYC Independence Round the Island Race on Feb 22/23. Eight crews headed off on Friday morning from Rodney Bay, raced around the north and east coasts, around Moule a Chique and across the Day 1 finish line in Laborie where a warm welcome and all round great celebration awaited the participants. Day 2 started in Laborie Bay and finished back at the Yacht Club, where a spirited crowd cheered the 6 yachts and 1 cat which finished the race – unfortunately one yacht had to retire due to mast troubles.
1st Place – X-Factor (George Bevan)
2nd Place – Happy Morning (Mike Duckmanton)
3rd Place – Cider with Rosie (Ulrich Meixner)
Thanks to Conrad Lovell, Mike Duckmanton & Dee Lundy-Charles for the photos, and look out for more news to come.