P2 Crew Log

May 19, 2009

P2 receives the highest industry award in London this past weekend

We found out over the weekend that P2 won three awards at this year’s International Superyacht Society Awards Ceremony in London: Best Sailing Yacht between 30 and 44 meters, Best Exterior Styling for Sailing Yachts (Overall), and Sailing Yacht of the Year (Overall). Mr. Andlinger and the Team P2 Crew offer hearty congratulations to naval architects Messrs. Philippe Briand and Yannick Abgrall, to Mr. Giancarlo Ragnetti and Mr. Franco Romani from Perini Navi, and Messrs. Vanni Marchini, Attilio Saccone and the construction team from Cantieri Navali Beconcini, the builders of the yacht. The teams at Doyle Sails, Marten Spars, Future Fibres, Bamar, and Harken also deserve special recognition for their commitment and enthusiasm from concept through to the actual completion of the project.

May 18, 2009

Final cruise in the Eastern caribbean

P2, still glowing from her performance in the St. Barth’s Bucket and recent Superyacht Award, has completed her final cruise in the Eastern Caribbean.  With friends of the owner on board, the small but crack team of Masterson, McCarthy, Prevost, and Bamforth, cruised St. Maarten, St. Barth’s and Anguilla with friends of the owners on board.  Big breezes and squalls prevailed for most of the week and these conditions made for excellent training sails for the two new TP2 members (Masterson and McCarthy).  Fortunately, the week finished on a fantastic note with lighter winds and no rain during the visit to Anguilla.

The guests enjoyed fabulous swimming and beaches, as well as a memorable lunch at Bankie Banx’s famous Dune Preserve.  Large fresh grilled snapper were served and though we all missed Chef Eliza’s culinary prowess, everybody enjoyed the local flavours and excellent atmosphere.

Young Zimbabwe made friends with several of the residents, including the smiling fellow below, who under Tracey’s careful care received a plate of rice and peas, sliced fish, and steamed vegetables.

And on the last day of the cruise after sailing most of the week with 2 reefs and a staysail, we go full main and blade in 18 knots true, beam reaching. 

Below, Eliza studies Bouzaid’s and Doyle’s shapes…..

Although appearing calm on the exterior, Jonathan panics while Zimbabwe takes the helm.


 Chief Engineer, Tom Masterson, takes his trick at the wheel under Eliza’s watchful eye.

P2 departs St. Maarten late this week bound for Great Abaco.  Top delivery crew Reynolds, Kurg, and McNaughton join PTP2 for the ride north. 

May 6, 2009

Commemorative DVD

The St. Barth’s Bucket Commemorative DVD is now complete.  Team P2 Race crew, you should be receiving your copy any day now.  Please drop me an email if you did not request a copy and would like one.