Board the ferry back to Guernsey 20 minutes away and you sail past the private island of Jethou
before approaching the picturesque harbour of St Peter Port, which combines quaint streets with modern, traffic- free shopping arcades.
, Breqhou and Lihou are inhabited but private.
Rupert Heniy purchased the former Jethou
out of Europe and launched it in Sydney five weeks before the Gold Coast race.
Sark, Herm and Lihou, plus the privately-owned Jethou
and Brecqhou, ,are accessible by ferry.
Caol Ila R (USA), Momo (IVB) and Jethou
(GBR) looked to have had their moment but it was George Sakellaris's Shockwave (USA), which ghosted through to win the race within a race.
To compete in the Mini Maxi Class means continually developing the boat to stay at the highest level and the work seems to have paid off as Alegre won the Mini Maxi Class of the regatta, ahead of Sir Peter Ogden's Jethou
(JV60) and Shockwave sailed by Neville Crichton (RP 72).