TOBAGO CARNIVAL REGATTA
We just left Tobago from what has to be one of the best events that I have ever been to. The first year this event has been held in Pigeon Point but the 10th year for the regatta. This year they changed the dates due to the creation of the Southern Caribbean Circuit which also included Carriacou and Grenada. We attended Grenada but missed Carriacou because of Key West Race Week. But having this event on the beach at Pigeon Point made the event great with the addition of kiteboarding, windsurfing and the Bum boats pictured above. The sailing side of the event included Cruising boats, Racer/Cruisers with a few raceboats added in, a maxi class, J24’s and Melges 24’s. I was racing on a Melges 24 named Synergy and Becky was on a Racer/Cruiser named Wayward. We had to play musical crew with our team as one of our guys had to fly back to Trinidad to be with his mother who was in the hospital. Luckily we were able to get him for the last day where we needed to get two good races in to secure 2nd place which we did. Becky’s team had a tougher event and finished 5th but her boat won the Southern Caribbean Circuit overall and the $10,000 cash prize. A J24 was second and took home $3,000. We have uploaded a bunch of photos on the our Flickr accounts. You can click on them here.