Ahhh, “Lay Day” - a day of sailing and culinary debauchery at Green Island! Angela, Stephen, David, Linda and myself took off from Falmouth on a spirited upwind sail to the anchorage at Green Island with Stephen at the helm for the majority of the trip and we only had to tack twice to make it there and got to see a number of our course marks on the way. Once there I was surprised to see that all of the moorings were taken but we snuck past two boats and anchored close to the shoreline in just a couple of feet of water (under the keel, of course) and proceeded to deplete our stocks of bubbly, wine and beer. The paddle board got a workout as we all tested our balance, I had the unfair advantage of having had practice. A number of the competitors in our class were in the anchorage as well, but they departed earlier than we expected and by the time we'd eaten our steaks, salad, sausages and had our frozen grape dessert all of the racers had already departed.
Our sail back was fast, comfortable and this year we managed to return right at dusk rather than enter Falmouth in the dark. It was a relaxing and fun day and we all recharged the batteries for the last days of the Antigua Sailing Week.

Getting the hang of it Angela has managed to turn the board around and is returning to the boat after a trip around the anchorage
(2016-04-27 14:26:11 NIKON D7100 [f/5.3, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Getting the hang of it
Crystal waters at Green Island Crystal waters at Green Island
(2016-04-27 14:26:23 NIKON D7100 [f/3.5, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Crystal waters at Green Island
Paddleboarding at Green Island Angela getting the feel of the paddle board in the protected anchorage at Green Island
(2016-04-27 14:26:25 NIKON D7100 [f/3.5, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Paddleboarding at Green Island
Green Island anchorage We anchored in 10 feet of water close in to shore at Green Island. Here David is swimming around the boat.
(2016-04-27 14:26:30 NIKON D7100 [f/3.5, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
Green Island anchorage
Rib-eye and T-Bone steaks I'd marinated the steaks and frozen them weeks before, now it was time for them to show their stuff
(2016-04-27 15:12:56 NIKON D7100 [f/3.5, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Rib-eye and T-Bone steaks
Relaxing in the cockpit David, Irene, Angela, Steve and myself relaxing in the cockpit at Green Island on Lay Day
(2016-04-27 16:42:48 NIKON D7100 [f/3.5, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Relaxing in the cockpit
   
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