Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Alright, fine. I haven’t written in a few days. But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any mid-Atlantic news to report—just that I’ve been, shall we say, detained. So in the spirit of getting caught up, here in the meantime is your weekly bowl of Bermuda soup. First, the winners of Bermuda’s Perfect 10 Destination Wedding Giveaway. Unfortunately my overall pick, Danielle & Garison didn’t win, but this just in for Garison’s mother Martha, who left yet another heartfelt comment last week: “Garison and Danielle were out-voted and did not win that Bemuda wedding, however Garison just posted a lovely invitation: ‘8/13/11! Thats the date!! Connecticut! We'll treat the President of JetBlue to a flight to our wedding, Tucker's Point GM an overnight at the local hotel, the President of the Knot to his/her own private wedding cake and let the Prime Minister of Bermuda sit at the wedding party table." Talk about gracious losers! In other news, the 2010 Newport Bermuda sailing regatta is well under way, with boats crossing the finish line in St. David’s as we speak. The overall winner? A 100-foot sloop named Speedboat (pictured), which led the 183-boat fleet for the duration of the race. Clocking in just 59 hours at sea, the 25-man crew arrived June 21 at 4:49am, no doubt needing showers and copious amounts of rum. In the latest musical development from island impresario Tony Brannon, an album called Ride the Wave has been released to raise funds for the Coalition for the Protection of Children. Check it out on iTunes because it’s surprisingly good. The compilation boasts a completely local lineup of talent including dance hall star Collie Buddz, roots-reggae rocker Mishka and jazz crooner Gita Blakeney (to listen to all twenty songs go here). That's all for today, but be sure to tune in tomorrow for more island news and tropical updates.