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Rum, Sun and Victory!

Sailing at its best.

After meticulous preparation and strategy meetings in Vienna, the crew arrives from all over the world, London, Newport, San Francisco, and even the remotest locations like Ebensee. Thanks to Geri's personal effort and several trips to Antigua, we find Mary Rose in pristine condition and ready to rock. 

After a short practice day the morning of the first race arrives and the usual anxiety sets in while still at the dock - will everybody make it in time to the boat after the temptations of Antiguas nightlife the evening before. Joe, our crew boss, is the best role model to show us, what separates the men from the boys and that those who party hard can also sail hard the next morning (after a big mug of coffee). We are off to the starting line, the rum in our veins quickly evaporates and is replaced by adrenalin. 

With Alan's perfect timing and Geri helming the boat, as if he and Mary Rose have become one, we race towards our first gun in the regatta. Race after race we can keep up the good spirit and push Mary Rose to her limits, finally wining the Schooner Class. 

Exhausted, bruised and sun burnt, but above all happy and exited we share this unforgettable moment with our old and new friends. 

Thank you Geri and thanks for being a part of this great team. 

One life, sail it well!

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Comments 1

 
Franz Lackerbauer on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:32

Back home in austria and watching first some of the unforgetable pictures from antigua, mary rose and all the new friends.....
it was a long trip via barbados and manchester, tired, sometimes hungry but last not least happy we arrived an friday,25.april at 1350pm in munich.
The feeling was a little bit colder but sunny and clean, the family happy and christian's daughter nina did a great jump in their fathers arms......
now we are looking forward and hope, to meet you geri and all the friends on our lake traunsee in may to celebrate a second winner party here!

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Back home in austria and watching first some of the unforgetable pictures from antigua, mary rose and all the new friends..... it was a long trip via barbados and manchester, tired, sometimes hungry but last not least happy we arrived an friday,25.april at 1350pm in munich. The feeling was a little bit colder but sunny and clean, the family happy and christian's daughter nina did a great jump in their fathers arms...... now we are looking forward and hope, to meet you geri and all the friends on our lake traunsee in may to celebrate a second winner party here!