After enjoying a week of Luis’s wonderful hospitality he left to visit family on the island and we decided to take advantage of more laid down weather and work our way to east to La Ramona where we will check out of the DR. Sofia has a home at the very exclusive Casa de Campo El Resort which houses among other things, two golf courses, a polo field, and a 5 star Marina with golf carts buzzing back and forth to take you here and there.
There are some very big boats here and this full service Marina has just completed hosting the 2010 Rolex Farr 40 Pre-Worlds and there are many of the hulls still sitting alongside waiting for their next race. We are berthed on the wall they used last week for the race and the yacht names remain…our slip was occupied by Strunt je Light. Here is a look at the results.
ROLEX FARR 40
POS BOAT NAME OWNER /
1 ESTATE MASTER LISA & MARTIN HILL AUS
2 GOOMBAY SMASH DOUG DOUGLASS USA
3 BARKING MAD JIM RICHARDSON USA
4 FIAMMA ALESSANDRO BARNABA ITA
5 NERONE MASSIMO MEZZAROMA ITA
6 ENFANT TERRIBLE ALBERTO ROSSI ITA
7 FLASH GORDON 6 HELMUT & EVAN JAHN USA
8 STRUNTJE LIGHT WOLFGANG SCHAEFER GER
9 PLENTY ALEX ROEPERS USA
10 TRANSFUSION GUIDO BELGIORNO-NETTIS AUS
This is a first class resort marina and a 5 star establishment. You can get most anything you want or need here and service with a smile. We will spend the next couple of days getting organized for our passage thru the Mona Channel…not one to be taken lightly and will certainly be done with the most favorable weather conditions.