It’s always a funny time of year this, packages from West Marine and Layline arriving at offices but out of sight of spouses, fellow j24 skippers seen exiting marine suppliers and the sound of power tools in boatyards, orchards and even some gardens. I note Siren and Sliding Bye side by side at RHADC and Solaise is looking shiny with her new topsides and graphics down at Red Hole Boatyard, after a few years of neglect. But where is the black boat? And the owner/skipper is curiously quiet and MIA.
Word on the the street and in de’hood is that the MTV favourites, the “Pimp my ride” team is in town. Certainly, there’s not a drop of gold paint to be had anywhere on the island.
A spying mission will be launched tomorrow and your intrepid reporter will find the truth.