Old Highfieldian, Narendra set sail for the Carribean
After resigning from the Royal Navy submarine service immediately after the Falklands War in 1982, I set sail from the River Hamble on a 32-foot wooden yacht on the first leg of my dreamed-for sail around the world, and with the princely sum of £ 1,000 in my bag.
Some 4 months later, and after a 29-day crossing of the Atlantic, I arrived in the Caribbean and found that I was down to £10, but with no rich parents, no bank account, no credit card and no job.
I managed to find a job yacht skippering in St Lucia, and then found myself managing a small yacht charter company.
After sailing extensively throughout the islands of the Eastern Caribbean on a 28-foot sloop, I eventually fetched up in St Vincent & The Grenadines, where I ran a yacht charter company for 21 years until retirement. St Vincent has thus become my home.
Somewhere between heaven and earth - but a little closer to heaven!