The Race That Wasn't and the Bachelorette Party That Was Page 3

We arrived in Tortola determined, if not to win the cruising class, to at least have a creditable go in the annual BVI Spring Regatta with the all woman crew of “Team SAIL”. We looked damned good in our pink team shirts and matching pink Crocs and were sure to look equally good on the water aboard the Moorings 51.5 charterboat, Caribbean Soul. And if we failed…at least we escaped a cold
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From the rough chop at Sandy Cay we moved on to the relative protection of Cane Garden Bay on Tortola across the way for another round of pre-lunch drinks. That night we were back at The Moorings base for our final night on the islands. We traded our leftover provisions for a dinner recommendation from one of the dock hands and ended up at a local dive with excellent fresh fish and lobster, and plenty of drinks.

We may not have won the regatta, but it brought us to the Caribbean for a remarkable week of sailing and the most memorable bachelorette party a bride could want.

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