Happy Birthday Captain Roy. What a day to remember as we head for the start line in a few minutes. Fair winds and following seas to all the WARC Rally sailors. Very emotional moment for us.
Less than 24 hours to go and today was busier than we had planned for. Enjoyed phones calls and messages from family and friends, received visits from cruising friends who have come to St Lucia to see us off tomorrow, attended a talk on Safety at Sea, received the Skippers Briefing, cleared out, completed all the items on our Pre-Sail Checklist including preparing the saloon bed, finished off Roy's birthday cake, made some fresh yogurt and enjoyed the WARC Farewell function. I think it's fair to say we're ready!
Busy, busy, busy - Enjoyed surprise visits from various cruising friends who have come to see us off. Had our SSB/HF radio checked and we're happy to report that it works - Well done Captain Roy for your expertise in installing it. We also completed our fresh produce provisioning and Elaine joined fellow sailors for a sextant lesson before topping off her day with a rehearsal of "Happy Birthday" on her saxophone and baking Roy's birthday cake in preparation for Saturday. Looking forward to a good night sleep!
Been a very busy day at the Palm Haven Hotel attending the Rally and Route Briefing, Weather Briefing and Downwind Sailing Seminar, topped of with the Rally Photograph and the Rodney Bay Marina Managers Welcome Party, where we enjoyed a fun evening chatting to more of the rally sailor's whom we didn't get an opportunity to meet on Monday. We also managed to get Paw Paw dressed, so she's looking bonafide!