Boogie van den Boogard, Starchaser, Fri 11:08 GMT
Star Chaser and her elated crew crossed the finish line at 05h35m50s to finish her first RORC Caribbean 600!
Beers and cheers were had all around as we arrived at the dock, where the racing committee was welcoming us with some much awaited and anticipated beers.
As was said yesterday by one of our crew, Richard, while passing Antigua, ‘it's dangerous to think about it....I do not want to think about beer, women or showers...it will just distract me from racing, I need to stay focused!' When asked what he was looking forward to most, he said: ‘Beers!'
Good thing he has been married for almost 29 years and his wife knows him well!
It was exhilarating sailing those last legs, beam reaching to Redonda - the lonely kingdom, seeing whales and dolphins and then rounding the corner to beat back to Antigua and the beers.
It could not have been a more beautiful night to this beat, with a star lit night, fairly calm seas and a good wind, making for some great memories.
We can't wait to do it again next year!