While working below decks and listening to the local rock/blues station which was also reporting live from the Heineken Regatta I popped up on deck and was surprised to see that a lot of boats were approaching Creole Rock and then turning - one of the marks was close by so I hopped into the dinghy with camera and backpack in hand and took some pictures - a lot of pictures. Instead of culling the herd and just posting 2 or 3, I created a whole Heineken 2013 Regatta pictures page and won't post many pictures on this pages as part of the blog entry.
After the exciting race view right at the mark, I returned to the boat and proceeded to work on the LED project for the cockpit area and when I finished the temporary installation and tested it after dark I was pleasantly surprised and won't put the other 2 LED bars up, as what is there already is more than sufficient for background mood lighting up to bright reading lights. The next step in the project is going to be wiring the permanent installation and I'm sure that will take up most of the day tomorrow as I've got to lead the wiring from the breaker panel at the navigation station all the way to the instrument panel switch assembly at the starboard wheel.
Instead of heading into town for the final party night at Kim Sha beach (where the Commodores are the headlining act) I went ashore a bit and then made a T-Bone steak aboard with baked potatoes and the BBQ repairs proved successful - the heat went way up into the HOT zone and the steak was charred sufficiently on the outside and hot enough in the middle!

Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7 Photo taken from a dinghy right next to the park boundary marker next to Creole Rock in Grand Case, St. Martin. This yellow marker was used as FR7 in the final day (Sunday) of the 2013 Heineken Regatta in excellent conditions.
[18°7'4.01"N 63°3'25.84"W (facing W)]
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7 Photo taken from a dinghy right next to the park boundary marker next to Creole Rock in Grand Case, St. Martin. This yellow marker was used as FR7 in the final day (Sunday) of the 2013 Heineken Regatta in excellent conditions.
[18°7'4.01"N 63°3'25.84"W (facing W)]
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7 Photo taken from a dinghy right next to the park boundary marker next to Creole Rock in Grand Case, St. Martin. This yellow marker was used as FR7 in the final day (Sunday) of the 2013 Heineken Regatta in excellent conditions.
[18°7'4.01"N 63°3'25.84"W (facing W)]
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7 Photo taken from a dinghy right next to the park boundary marker next to Creole Rock in Grand Case, St. Martin. This yellow marker was used as FR7 in the final day (Sunday) of the 2013 Heineken Regatta in excellent conditions.
[18°7'4.01"N 63°3'25.84"W (facing W)]
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7 Photo taken from a dinghy right next to the park boundary marker next to Creole Rock in Grand Case, St. Martin. This yellow marker was used as FR7 in the final day (Sunday) of the 2013 Heineken Regatta in excellent conditions.
[18°7'4.01"N 63°3'25.84"W (facing W)]
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7 Photo taken from a dinghy right next to the park boundary marker next to Creole Rock in Grand Case, St. Martin. This yellow marker was used as FR7 in the final day (Sunday) of the 2013 Heineken Regatta in excellent conditions.
[18°7'4.01"N 63°3'25.84"W (facing W)]
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7 Photo taken from a dinghy right next to the park boundary marker next to Creole Rock in Grand Case, St. Martin. This yellow marker was used as FR7 in the final day (Sunday) of the 2013 Heineken Regatta in excellent conditions.
[18°7'4.01"N 63°3'25.84"W (facing W)]
Heineken Regatta 2013 FR7
New British ensign flying off the stern The newly purchased and brightly colored ensign which replaced the poor old tattered one.
[18°6'21.76"N 63°3'27.88"W (facing N)]
New British ensign flying off the stern

[18°6'20.58"N 63°3'27.27"W (facing W)]
New dual LED installation The new LED lights under the bimini on Zanshin at half intensity with the remains of a BBQ steak dinner on the centre console. The wiring to the left of the picture is just provisional, fixing that is going to be the next part of the project
[18°6'20.58"N 63°3'27.27"W (facing W)]
New dual LED installation
   

[18°6'22.78"N 63°3'29.12"W (facing NW)]
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