Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Georgetown Regatta

Georgetown Regatta

The cruisers regatta runs during the last week in February with a multitude of fun events including small and big boat races, beach golf, coconut gathering and throwing games, baseball, beach volley ball and more. 

We finally meet up with Mark and Katie who we originally met in Erieau. They have take a year away from their careers to sail Kara (a beautiful Tartan) south.

Jessica, glad to finally arrive in the sun and warmth, launches herself off the side of the boat

Awesome dinner at Latitudes Restaurant
The entrance to Lake Victoria - under a road in Georgetown. Sometimes the current runs through here so fast it is difficult to navigate your dinghy without risk of hitting the wall. 

Inside Lake Victoria -The dinghy dock at Exuma Market. This is where the cruisers tie off  to head into  Georgetown for groceries, supplies and to do laundry.

The line up at the dinghy dock for water. Exuma Market supplies RO water free for the cruisers. There seems there is always a line up. We are very thankful we installed our water maker and have no need to line up to lug water back to the boat.

Paul & Jessica on Chat & Chill beach

Lunch at Chat & Chill - Delicious BBQ chicken

Jessica and Paul getting ready for the blind rowing race on our dinghy - Paul is blindfolded while Jessica gives him rowing instructions. 

Paul getting ready for the down wind dinghy race. We used our hammock as a spinnaker and found a bamboo pole on the beach to use as a mast.  

Chaos! Paul is out in front but gets tangled in the mess of boats.

3rd place and our 1st Georgetown Regatta flag!
We have met so many great people and know we have made some friends for life

Beach Golf Girls - My team - Margaret, Joyce & Faye - What a blast 

Beach Golf Guys - Bruce, Dwayne & Skip

 Julie & Dwayne on Boomdeyada

Anthony & Annette on Magnolia

Fresh vegetables are sometimes hard to come by. We attempt to grow some of our own. Basil did really well however our lettuce & tomatoes left a lot to be desired. We will try again next year
Paula's little garden

Another beautiful sailing day!

We left Georgetown and begin our trek north hoping to stop in at some of the places we missed on our way down.  

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see your living the dream. We love the pictures of the sun and sand. There isn't to much of that up here. Give us a call when you get back and we will get together for a Docking Rum.
    Doug & Vicki