Today was our first day as both start and finish boat and we had a difficult start. At first we made good progress and started laying our lines, but then our pin boat managed to get the line caught in their prop while streaming the mark behind them. The three of them couldn't quite untangle it from aboard the boat and they weren't going to go swimming. I couldn't swim across since there was nobody else to drive our boat and then “Elvis” came to the rescue - they saw our predicament and one of the crew members jumped into the water with a mask and within a minute had the line untangled. Elvis slowed down to pick up their crew and were soon gone, and our pin boat started streaming again and we laid that mark. Unfortunately, when laying the next mark the pin boat managed to get the prop fouled yet again but this time they were able to clear it themselves. By this time we had all of the beach cats hovering around us in anticipation of a start but we weren't quite finished and had to delay the starts. When we finally got into sequence we thought we'd had things worked out but ended up doing a general recall on the first race. After that it got better and the beach cats seemed to have fun on their very competitive and fast boats. One dismasting and another retired due to sail problems later the day was done for us.
Phaedo 3 was seen in the distance and I barely had time to get my camera out from below decks when one of the hulls seemed to fly right over me and it felt like I was pointing the camera straight up to catch the two crew members leaning out!

Phaedo 3 flying along It felt like the ama was right above me as Phaedo 3 flew by our finish boat (they were sailing another course and just zipped by to show off).
(2016-03-05 11:28:31 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Phaedo 3 flying along
Phaedo 3 flying hulls After Phaedo 3 did their fly-by they were soon out of photo range due to their incredible speed
(2016-03-05 11:28:34 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Phaedo 3 flying hulls
Phaedo 3 at the Heineken Regatta This trimaran has beaten all the Caribbean records in the past 2 years, and when one sees the speed and power of the boat as it zips by it is no surprise.
(2016-03-05 11:28:40 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Phaedo 3 at the Heineken Regatta
Fujin sailing Fujin sailing
(2016-03-05 12:35:59 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Fujin sailing
Captain Morgan and Morganettes As one of the sponsors of the Heineken Regatta, the Captain and crew had to make an appearance.
(2016-03-05 14:46:40 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/10.0, 1/80s] ISO 100)
Captain Morgan and Morganettes
Volunteers after the day's races Volunteers after the day's races
(2016-03-05 14:47:27 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Volunteers after the day's races
Volunteers after the day's races Volunteers after the day's races
(2016-03-05 14:47:56 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Volunteers after the day's races
Elivs on Elvis The boats competed with sails during the day and when they enter the bridge they compete for the best costumes. Elvis in the spreaders on Elvis is hard to beat!
(2016-03-05 15:09:05 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
Elivs on Elvis
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