CRUISING THE BAHAMAS
The George Town Cruising Regatta – Sailing Our Home to First Place! Star sailors do battle again after 35 years, this time racing cruising catamarans… By Leanne Lord and Jon Charlton Photos by Jan Pehrson Cover: Lord Charlton in the In Harbor Race at the George Town Cruising Regatta.
nce again we sailed our 46-foot Leopard catamaran, Lord Charlton, to Great Exuma, Bahamas for the 39th Annual George Town Cruising Regatta, Feb. 13-27. With over 270 boats in the harbor, this is the place to be for two weeks of nonstop competition and events going on every day. It is like being at a camp for adults. We were looking forward to racing the Round Stocking Island Race on Friday, Feb. 22, and the In Harbor Race on Sunday, Feb. 24. But it was the round-the-island race we were really geared up for. PHRF racing with 23 boats in two classes: 8 cats and 15 monohulls.
Leanne and Jon sailing in the Round Stocking Island Race. They planned to take their dinghy off the boat and anchor it, but when the race start was moved up, they had to scramble to get to the start line in time and had to sail with the dinghy.
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