2011 was an interesting racing year for us. Tranquilo’s racing success led to invitations to race on other yachts. The 43 foot “D-Trip”, one of our competitors, invited 3 of our racing crewmembers to race the prestigious Antigua Sailing Week in April of 2011 with them. We helped them achieve a 2nd place finish after losing our chance of being 1st due to failure of the steering system. We had to retire from one of the 7 races to repair our steering cables being pushed to 5th place for not finishing a race. Working hard after repairs we managed to save the regatta and we went home with 2nd place. The Aruba Rembrandt Regatta 2011, with two of Tranquilo’s crew members, “D-Trip” won 1st overall. Three of Tranquilo’s teenage crewmembers moved on to sail their own boat, the 24 foot “Rafaga” to a 1st place in class that same event. The crew of “D-Trip” rescued a catamaran sailor lost at sea during the event. Despite efforts of the Coast Guard, Police helicopters and Dutch Marines, he was spotted by Capt. Anthony first, and was brought aboard “D-Trip”. Three of Tranquilo’s crewmembers, two of them teenagers helped sail “D-Trip” to a 1st overall in the Bonaire International Sailing Regatta in October that same year. Curacao Heineken regatta was sailed on “Rafaga” with Tranquilo’s all teenage crew and Anthony to a first in class position in November. “Einde Jaars Race Curacao” (end of the year’s race), out of 48 starts, “Rafaga” sailed to a 2nd place finish with two of Tranquilo’s crewmembers and two borrowed crewmembers from Curacao.
Next up for Tranquilo is a possible Aruba Rembrandt Regatta with its infamous round Aruba race in August of 2012 and the new date for the Curacao Heineken Regatta January 2013 including dry dock at Curacao Marine for new bottom paint and a wax job on the top sides.
3rd place Aruba Rembrandt Regatta racing class.
1st place feeder race Curacao Heineken Regatta and 4th place racing class.