Scarlet Oyster - Blog from Scarlet Vikings
In Las Palmas The Vikings from Denmark, Finland, Poland and The Netherlands invaded the good ship Scarlet Oyster, and persuaded the crew, with Julian White as their leader to be their prise.
The owner of the ship, Ross Applebey, had to go to Las Palmas to solve the Viking problem. And before he could say 'Set Sails', he was part of the crew.
Skipper Ross had to nail the start, in front of all the other and bigger boats, and to be honest, we were actually still in the lead (on racing handicap)after 5 days of fabulous sailing.
The Vikings are having a ball, steering and handling the boat, and the fixed crew makes everybody happy with great healthy viking food and extraordinary good advice on how to control the ship.
We have to admit, we now know that we have to improve our listening skills, but are all fast learners.
We have tied Ross is tied to the navigation table and is performing a fantastic tactical and strategical work with genuine viking maps, dividers and sextant.
The spirit is high and we are all smiling, hHowever we want a compensation (revenge) from the Fancy Dress Party, where the Vikings had to accept a second price, because everybody (else) had misunderstood the theme.
Scarlet Oyster is a fast racer, and we are approaching St Lucia with great expectations.
Now we simply aim for the ARC gold and to conquer your hearts in Rodney Bay.