Frangipani’s landscape architect doubles as Anguilla’s champion sailor
If you’ve spent time in Anguilla previously, you’re probably already familiar with the island’s passion for boat racing. If you’re planning your first trip to the island, you’ll surely notice sailing is infused into the decor and the souvenirs you see on the island.
Now that we’ve announced our 2013 Carnival Package, we thought it only fitting to spotlight one of our staff members who gives us extra buy-in to the boat races. If you talk to any of our staff members (or any locals for that matter), you’ll quickly see that Anguillans have their loyalties to their favorite sailing teams and their respective boats.
De Tree, the boat sponsored by the Frangipani, has held its reign as Boat of the Year and Champion of Champions for the past three years and is working on maintaining its title for the fourth year in a row. Ross Romney, who captains the champion sailboat, also works on the Frangipani grounds as our chief landscape architect. Over the past five years, he’s led the landscaping team to revamp the resort’s grounds, conceptualizing the property’s layout and making his vision a reality. While we may be a bit biased, we tend to think he’s done a pretty stellar job!
If you’re staying with us for Carnival (or if you’re keeping up from abroad), you can join us in cheering on Ross and his team as they take us to another victory.
If you’re looking for a bit more insight into Anguillan sailing culture, be sure to watch Nuttin’ Bafflin, The Story of the Anguilla Racing Boat and gain some stellar insight into the history of boat racing on the island. Keep an eye out for Ross (along with his father and grandfather!) in the movie as they talk about sailing in Anguilla, a tradition that has been passed down from one generation to the next.
Watch the trailer: