Hola Westward Fans!
As you certainly know by now, we've finished. We drifted across the line at 4 am on Thursday and motored around the point to the marina where a small but enthusiastic welcome party consisting of Shauneen, the race committee and and old sabot friend was waiting for us. Our total elapsed time was 4 days, 15 hours. That corrected to 2 days 21 hours, good enough for 5th in our class and 13th overall. We are pleased and proud to know that we sailed Westward probably about as well as she could be sailed and are completely happy with our results.
When the sun came up and the restaurants opened, we all headed up for breakfast. By that time, our party had grown and we had a great morning of swapping stories and getting our land legs back underneath us. The rest of the day consisted of napping, catching up with friends, sharing stories of the days and nights of the race, touring some of the other boats, swimming and of course a celebratory drink or two.
Last night was the awards fiesta on the beach. After that, Graham, Alli, Sam and Ric followed family friend and Cabo expert Rob Wallace to experience what this town has to offer. Today we will take the Martins (who used to own Westward's sistership and are our #1 fans) on a cruise. We will spend the rest of the day prepping Westward for the return trip. Graham and Sam are taking on the yeomans task of delivering the boat home. The trip up Baja can be tough and unpleasant, but the next couple days' weather forecast is favorable, so our boys and boat should be ok.
Thanks for following us. Rest up, because Transpac is coming soon!