Kites were standing everywhere, waiting to be used.
We reached the beach starting area just as the final race event took off. The whole group started at once and blew off to the southwest towards an island in the reef-fringed lagoon on this side of the island.
Back at the wharf, you can see YOLO on the left. The rainbow ends on Tim and Liz's home up on the top of the hill.
Just testing the lift on the kite. With the changing wind strength, some opted for bigger or smaller kites to do their tricks. This was my favorite guy to watch. He was the only blond and was easy to spot. We called him the California Dude, but he was from So. Africa.
We think this guy may have been the overall winner, but we never confirmed it.
Locals with winter coats just made us shake our heads.
We left before the judging announced the winners as we had to catch a bus and the crowd seemed like there were many more people than the last bus could handle. We had to literally elbow our way onto the bus. Old ladies were pushing and shoving me to get on before me. All us yachties managed to make it on the bus. A guy with a pickup truck agreed to take us back to town, but then changed his mind and said we couldn't ride in the back of the truck as it was illegal here and there were too many policemen around. Jason had gotten inside the back seat of the truck, so he got a ride back but was the only one not on the bus.
We think we know the winners, but it really didn't matter as it was a good day out and we all had lots of fun watching the events. There was one Frenchman, a fellow yachtie, one South African, and one guy from Madagascar, making the event "international" and the rest were locals.