Barbados – Cool Runnings II

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There has been copious amounts of rum drinking, beer drinking, sailing, swimming and sightseeing. Unfortunately … not a lot of training for the walk in about a weeks time! It is just too hot!

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This is a shot of the fabulous SAP Tent … the hub of the regatta. The tent is run by a specialty hospitality company out of London and they are a fabulous team of people. I haven’t spent all day every day there but it is my first port of call each morning to grab a great coffee, then sort out my day.

They have coffee, softdrink and water available all day every day and then at 5 pm until 7 pm, or whenever the kegs run out, they have beer on for everyone. It is always a great afternoon … then over to the yacht club … about 20 metres away for copious rums and dinner.

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On Sunday I just happened to be in the tent and chatting to Stephan, head of SAP Technology, and he asked me if I would like to go out on the boat that SAP had hired for the regatta. It is a 65 foot cat which has been decked out in SAP furnishings and colours … with beautiful yellow roses of course!

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We had a fabulous lunch … wine, champagne, anything that we care for all afternoon. I had a great afternoon and loved being able to watch the racing up close. It has been the highlight of the regatta for me.

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This was the start of the first race on Sunday. One thing I did learn out there was that being a sailing photographer is bloody hard work … every time you think you have a shot, you go over a wave and end up with a photo of the sky or the sea … no boats!

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A photo of John and Sam before they ripped their second kite for the regatta!

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The weather ended up coming in … but I managed to make it to shore before it dumped down.

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