The marina grinch…

Here comes the rally!

Here comes the rally!

So after all the rally hype…

More work…

Another 10 mooring buoys laid… yay… thanks Travis…. plus a stack of meetings on regulating the future marina zone… DONE….

It’s regulated?

What does that mean?

It's take a buoy or move 150m away!

It’s take a buoy or move 150m away!

It means that if sailors don’t follow the marina rules the municipal police can have a field day issuing fines…


But why?

Unfortunately, a small number of recalcitrant sailors insist on anchoring willy-nilly between the moorings and others have stated that paying for a mooring buoy is against their principles. They are the ones that have made this regulation thing a necessity.

On the plus side, no more jet skis zooming around your yacht…

Plenty of space for you to anchor for free.

Plenty of space for you to anchor for free.

Don’t panic!

That that still leaves 15NM of river and creeks in which to anchor at no cost.

Fortunately, many sailors enjoying the services now on offer, and the convenience of being in the best spot, do not have sea urchins lodged in their pockets (as I do), and so the little marina in Saint Laurent already looks to be a success!

Some understandably shrug at any mention of mooring fields, but please keep in mind that the buoys pay the salaries of our dedicated staff and that all this is run by a registered non-profit association.

Long live the Nereid's Rally

Long live the Nereid’s Rally

Everything that it earns goes into promoting yachting in the region and funding next years main event…







In a cinema near you… soon!

The 2015 Nereid's Rally

The 2015 Nereid’s Rally welcome to Saint Laurent du Maroni

I’m not going to write much about the 2015 rally. Not because I’m at a loss for words (rare, but it does happen), and not because there is nothing to recount..

The main reason is that this year I convinced a couple of film students from Paris to come and document the event on film.

Claire hard at work in Awala-Yalimapo

Claire hard at work in Awala-Yalimapo

Here they are… on the job…

Adrien keeping watch

Adrien keeping watch

So my next post will be to the video documentary they produced. I would have preferred not to feature in it, but they insisted. Hence my revenge by posing the least-flattering images above…

Blog revenge is sweet!