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that is Christmas spirit from their hearts to many boats around the Rodney Bay Area. On December 22nd, 13 uniquely decorated vessels participated in what was hopefully the first of many Carols Afloat flotillas organized by the St. Lucia Yacht Club. Craft participating ranged from ocean-going yachts that had arrived on island with the ARC, to fishing boats, to the SLYC crew on board Lucia, an Impulse 21. At dusk, the procession set off from the marina entrance for the anchorage at Pigeon Island, the crews singing along with our in-house DJ Mickey, who piped an eclectic mix of traditional carols and Caribbean vibes. The flotilla then headed back into Rodney Bay Lagoon for a fly-by on The Edge restaurant and the end of the parade. After tying up back at the marina, all crews converged on H20 restaurant for the prizegiving and complimentary beer courtesy of Heineken. Prizes were given to the best-decorated boat, most improvisation and best crew uniform, as well as a host of others. All prizes were donated by local companies, including Fire Grill, Delirious, The Edge, Colombian Emeralds, Café Ole, Rain Forest Sky Rides, Steel Pan Band Harmonites and Spinnakers. Special thanks go to IGY Rodney Bay Marina, which provided free berths for the night for the participating boats, and to the participants themselves. For more information on SLYC activities visit www.stluciayachtclub.com

Info & Updates Christmas Carols Afloat in St. Lucia Callum McArdells reports: “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air,” said W.T. Ellis, and I don’t think anyone who participated in St Lucia’s inaugural Carols Afloat would argue with that. The boats that participated brought the joy

LUCY TULLOCH

DANIELLE DE ROUCK

Compass’s Antigua Agent Wins ‘Best Sailing Photo’ Award The photo below taken by Lucy Tulloch, an artist, sailor, designer and Compass’s agent in Antigua, was selected by the YachtPals website as one of its Best Sailing Photos of the Year 2009. —Continued on next page

FEBRUARY 2010

The first-ever Carols Afloat brought singin’ and swingin’ holiday cheer to Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

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