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SVG yacht takes Windward 500 race series

SVG yacht takes Windward 500 race series
Team- Just about to set sail

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A ST VINCENT AND the Grenadines yacht has placed first in the Windward 500 race series.

SVG yacht takes Windward 500 race series
“SWEET JANINA”, on the home stretch just off Grenada

According to a release, on Tuesday May 17 at 10.00 a.m “Sweet Janina” captained by Mickey Bracken, along with his crew Kelly Glass, Brian Marks-Dasent, Rocky Punnett, Corey Caldwell and 11 year old Kai Marks -Dasent started the 500 nautical mile race. Boats start from their home port island and race non-stop in a clockwise direction until reaching back to their home port. Sweet Janina set sail from Bequia, sailed up the coast of St Lucia, round Diamond Rock off Martinique, then on to Sandy Lane on the west coast of Barbados, a run down to Grenada and finally back to Bequia crossing the finishing line at 4.00 a.m on May, 20.

This was the second year running the race has taken place. Last year, Sweet Janina which was sponsored by Medicinal placed second and was determined to take the winning spot this year.

The youngest member of the team Kai Marks -Dasent, who just the week before wrote his CPEA exams said this was an amazing experience he will never forget.

The hardest part for him was being awakened in the middle of the night to go on watch and the best part was when he got to sail the boat around Grenada.