Today we (me with crew Pieter and Paul Soons) sailed 4 races 1,2,1,2 so we ended up 2nd in total, behind Frits Bus (with Rien Korteknie and Garth). I only managed to end up 1 race in front of him, so he was better.. We sailed 9 races yesterday, 4 today, rotating the boats.. every race in an other boat, so all had the same material to deal with.. Roel ten Hoope and Anne Roos were still in front of us yesterday, but dropped a place to 3rd, 4rth last years winners Jolyon Ferron (with Rhone and Stephen), 5th Karl from Antigua and 6th Robbie Ferron him self.. etcetc.. see score sheet
On the Lagoon in St Maarten, next to the runway of the airport (only few planes, nice view, no bother to us).. 9 boats, up, down, up, down, up finish, start=finish line in the middle and Robbie Ferrons catamaran next to the start/finish boat with a 'dock' on the side where crew/boat changes were quickly executed between every race, and the crews not sailing that race stayed at the catamaran having perfect view on the other race with abundant cool drinks and baguettes ham/cheese etc..
several boats had to be repaired some times, and the crews unable to compete for that reason got average points, last day a centerboard broke of.. so we had one boat less the last few races.
Weather was perfect, sun and some clouds, 4-5 bfrd 'stable' wind, sailing in 20ft LSR Jeanneau boat just with jib and mainsail
TeamHan XXL weighed in at 112.8+95.5+101.7=310kg, I thought we would be to heavy but it turned out there was enough wind to be competitive. Only one race we had a bad start and every choice after that was wrong that race..7th, all other 12 races were very enjoyable.....