Today's event was the “Round the Island Race” and it was started from and finished from a starting line at Fort Charlotte. I missed the early morning ride to the Fort, but Hans was kind enough to offer to give me a ride - but since we were already too late for the first starters we had a lot of time on our hands and opted for breakfast. After the tasty and leisurely repast we drove up to the start - Hans' vehicle is fortunately a sturdy four wheel drive that made short shrift of all the bumps on the way. I enjoyed watching the last of the big boys jockey for position and start; plus seeing the finishers come in.

Registration desk The registrations are starting to come in this morning
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Registration desk
Conviction at the line Conviction at the round-the-island race start line
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Conviction at the line
on deck racing on deck racing
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on deck racing
Starry Night and others Coming in for a practice run at the start line
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Starry Night and others
Finistere at the start Finistere at the start
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Finistere at the start
Maremosso at the start Maremosso at the start
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Maremosso at the start
Loitering around the start These competitors are waiting for the right moment to start their runs on the start line
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Loitering around the start
Green Dragon starting Green Dragon starting
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Green Dragon starting
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