We'd departed Salt Pond, Long Island with a fabulous group of friends, bound for Flamingo Cay, in the Jumentos Cays. Per usual when sailing among friends as soon as the anchors were off the bottom the race began!
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s/v Lutra; Patti and her four-legged first mate Mariah[/caption]
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s/v Rainbow Connection; Jamel & Tania with guests, Shellee (aka Jamel's Mom) and Don (aka Jamel's Grandpa)[/caption]
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s/v Nila Girl; Ren, Ashley, and Ani[/caption]
It was a fabulous sail! Rode Trip had her first opportunity to fly double head sails; jib and genoa. We hanked-on the genoa and flew the jib freely. With the head sails rigged and the main down, the windvane steered marvelously down a straight course line.
It was a beautiful day for Brian, the Birthday Boy, and while we sailed along topside down below a bake-off was underway. Everyone pulled out their best cookie recipes to make birthday treats for our arrival. At Flamingo Cay we had the entire anchorage to ourselves. Once the boats were settled at anchor, we took to the beach for cold beers, fresh cookies, and a re-cap of the day's sail.