Latest Video from Antigua Sailing Week – Shaggy, Lay Day and Racing in the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge & Local Culture


Sunday. 4 May 2014. In the penultimate episode of Antigua Sailing Week, Shaggy gives a sneak peak of his Shirley’s Heights Lay Day show, and we see some seasoned pros race in the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge and spend time with some of the local people working hard behind the scenes.

 

Elegant Friday – Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

There were hundreds of smiling faces in Falmouth Harbour this morning. The 27th Edition of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta kicked off in glorious Caribbean weather, 20 knots of warm Trades’ and two metre seas provided exciting conditions for the wondrous fleet of classic yachts that have gathered in Antigua. The Old Road Course had plenty of reaching legs, with beautiful yachts sailing fast, sliding down Caribbean surf, it was a fantastic day on the water. [Read more…]

Success for Antigua in the RORC Caribbean 600

St. John’s dentist, Bernie Evan Wong said he would be back for his 6th RORC Caribbean 600 with a bigger, faster boat and Grand Soleil 43, Quokka 8 delivered, taking Line Honours in IRC Two. The first time in the six year history of the race, that an Antiguan skippered yacht has taken line honours in any class. [Read more…]

Party Spirit Building in Antigua – RORC Caribbean 600

Gonzalo Botin’s Tales II (ESP) breaks the Class40 course record- Credit: Tim Wright/photoaction.com

At 0800 on Day Four of the RORC Caribbean 600, 17 yachts had completed the race and six yachts retired. George Sakellaris’ American RP72, Shockwave was the overall leader of the race for the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, having set the benchmark corrected time of 3 days, 4 hours 16 minutes 38 seconds, with Bella Mente in second place at this time. 18 yachts still racing still have the ability to better that time to claim the overall prize.

For the second year in a row, the Class40 record for the RORC Caribbean 600 has been beaten. Gonzalo Botin’s Tales II showed amazing speed around the course, breaking the 2013 course record set by Peter Harding and Hannah Jenner’s 40 Degrees. Spanish entry, Tales II was over 3 hours quicker than the previous record, finishing the 600 mile race in an elapsed time of 2 days, 16 hours 37 minutes 52 seconds. [Read more…]

Rambler Takes Up the Running in the RORC Caribbean 600

At 0700 local time, on Day Two of the RORC Caribbean 600, George David’s RP90, Rambler, had opened up a four mile lead on the water from Hap Fauth’s JV72, Bella Mente. Rambler’s water-line length is a big advantage on the longest reaching leg of the course and the American Maxi is expected to extend that advantage during the day, on the water at least.

Overnight, Bella Mente had stretched six miles ahead of George Sakellaris’ RP72, Shockwave, to lead IRC Zero on corrected time by 15 minutes. Johnny Vincent’s Pace was in a solid third place in class and will be hoping that the lead boats will run out of breeze at some stage of the race so that the British TP52 can press home their rating advantage. [Read more…]