Laid back August Monday still enjoyed by many | THE DAILY HERALD

J’Ouvert jump up.  

ANGUILLA–Many Anguillians joined in the J’Ouvert jump up, leaving The Valley at 5:00AM and heading along the George Hill Road towards Sandy Ground.

Real Deal winning the race. Unlike previous years the participants did not reach Sandy Ground but instead stopped by the playing field as planned. There were two bands, Infusion XL and Exodus HD.Because of the closure of the ports, St. Maarten and St. Martin supporters were not present for the jump up or the boat races which usually attract a large number of St. Martin boats.Later in the day the boat races were a popular item with hundreds at Sandy Ground for the B-Class and then the A-Class races.

There were ten A-Class boats that left the beach at 3:00PM with very little wind. At nearly 6:00PM the winner was Real Deal, with second place going to DeWizard, followed by Bluebird in third, De Tree and then Speed and Comfort. All the boats reached the finishing post within a ten minute period so it was a close race.

Source: The Daily Herald