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St. Lucia Nicks J24 Honors at Carriacou Sailing Series

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November’s Carriacou Sailing Series, organized by the
Trinidad and Tobago
Sailing Association, received a rave review by St Lucia Yacht Clubs Sailing
Captain, Nick Forsberg. No surprise there. After all, he did finish first!

Two J24s
flew the flag for St Lucia,
Nick and crew on Jabal
(a strange name for a boat) and Loose
skippered by the effervescent Frank Capers.

“The conditions were marvelous,” said Nick. “Perfect weather for sailing!”

The three-day,
six race series saw Forsberg and Jabal showing a
clean keel to the fleet of six J24s four times, plus one third and a fourth.

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Loose Cannon
took two seconds, three
fifths and a third to finish a well-placed third. St
Lucia provided two of the six entries, with a further two
from Grenada and one each
from Trinidad and Carriacou.

Capers had this to say: “It’s Nick’s and my third time at the
series and it’s always a delight to be here. The courses are designed to
get the best from the boats and crews—a great event.”

Originally from Sweden,
Forsberg has spent the past 12 years in
St Lucia and I asked him what was
next on his sailing agenda: “It has to be St Lucia Yacht Club’s
Christmas Sailing Festival. Owing to work commitments we could
only take part in the final day, this year, hopefully it will be

mentioned how grateful he was to the involvement of the Bank of St Lucia, who
sponsored his sails. It’s not a guarantee he’d win but a good
performance—yep, you can take that to the bank!


Boat name       R1       R2       R3       R4       R5       R6       Pt         o/all

Jabal               4          3          1          1          1          1          11        1

Loose Canon   5          2          2          5          5          3          22        3

Blew by you     3          5          3          4          4          4          23        4

Tempest           1          (7)        6          6          2          6          27        6

      2          4          4          3          3          2          18        2

Hoic                6          1          5          2          6          5          25        5

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