Saturday, July 21st at Petite Calivigny Bay, Grenada
The Phare Bleu yacht club hosted a day of Hobie Cat races at the marina. Although Pete had never been on a Hobie Cat before, he signed up to race. After all, he races monohulls and he sails a catamaran — no problem, right?
Actually, he did fine: he kept the sail-side up and the hull-side down, he didn’t hit anything, he finished the course, and he let the 14-year-old win. The second race was more exciting. Pete spent part of the race in the lead, although in the end, the local guy won.
Two nice by-products of Pete’s day racing:
- He got invited to race on Dieter’s boat (a Swan) for the Carriacou regatta on August 3rd and 4th.
- He got some racing out of his system. Gayle is adamant that Pete is not allowed “to race the house”, i.e. On Delay.