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    rivertrash is offline
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    LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    A gorgeous group of boats just passed Point Milou headed West and some of them will reverse course and race back to the finish line. I am told on good authority that the start and finish line is where the Bucketís start and finish is.

    I donít know how many boats there are, but it is a bunch!
    To the optimist the glass is half full.
    To the pessimist the glass is half empty.
    To the engineer the glass is simply too big.

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    elgreaux is offline
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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    There are 69 entries, divided into 4 major classes.. the boats range from local 34 footers to majestic 72' racing yachts with professional crews...here are a few shots from yesterday...taken from the shore by Rosemond, he'll be out on the water on Friday and Saturday for his up close shots...

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    That Rosemond has MAD photo skills! Super photographs! Enjoy your front row seat, Dick & Cecie.
    The waves of the sea bring me back to me.

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    Nice shots! We arrive tomorrow morning, bright and very early, and can’t wait to see these beauties fly through the water!

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    Another on island special time. Thanks for sharing, Rosie.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    Those are fabulous shots from land. Can't wait to see what pictures he takes from the water. Rosemond, the magnificent!

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    Thanks to Rosie for his skillful reportage!

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    GMP62 - Wishing you both safe travels from New Jersey and a marvelous time in Paradise.
    Thank you also Rosie for sharing the excellent pics of the racing action!

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    Thanks, Dad. Arrived on St. Barth about 7:45 am yesterday - Tradewind flight was early which was nice. Got some shots of Les Voiles from the villa but I’m having difficulty uploading them. I get as far as attaching it but it won’t allow me to complete the upload. FrustratingName:  C0D9097E-3148-48B0-A67F-5B37EA461EFF.jpg
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    KevinS is online now
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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    Today, Thursday, is a lay day. No racing.

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    How exciting, wish you a great time together! Keep the posts coming.

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    We’re a day behind you!

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    We had to come home yesterday (Wednesday the 17th) and left on an 11:20 a.m. flight. We were fortunate to see the Les Voiles boats with sails billowing during another race as we took off. Truly a magnificent sight!
    To the optimist the glass is half full.
    To the pessimist the glass is half empty.
    To the engineer the glass is simply too big.

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    There’s a Mark in Baie St Jean, and I have the perfect viewing spot.

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    I love when that happens. We lucked out seeing the Bucket pre start staging and the finish from our deck. Life is good.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    Today is the last day of racing, and again there’s a Mark in the bay in front of the villa. They’re close enough that I can hear the creaking from the rigging.

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    Re: LES VOILES RACING UNDERWAAY

    They are zooming by your place. Great spot to watch action.
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