Sailors off on island race
THE?BLUSTERY?conditions experienced in Barbados over the past days disappeared when the 2014 Mount Gay Round Barbados race set sail early yesterday morning from Carlisle Bay.
However, a flurry of activity was still in evidence as Tres Hombres launched the race, which attracted participants from Britain and New Zealand, at precisely 7:30 p.m., setting the pace for the other 36 boats of varying class.
The final starter never seemed worried about the 11:40 a.m. slot with Bryn Palmer and his crew of Silver Bullet nonchalantly relaxing on the beach waiting for their bid to make the trek around the island.
Clint Brooks, champion captain for the past three years, accompanied by Mark Gentilin, was among the starters as he tried to make it four consecutive wins in their maxi-class boat Idea Of London.
While the crew were getting the boats ready for the journey, many Barbadians were arriving at the beach armed with baskets of goodies to begin a day of festivities on more solid ground. (KB)