Antigua Sailing Week, day 3 – Video report onboard Bristolian

Video highlights from Tuesday, the third day of racing at Antigua Sailing Week 2013. In today’s show Antigua Sailing Week takes a look at the young sailors on Digicel Challenger and goes onboard S/Y Bristolian.

Trade winds return for day 3 of Antigua Sailing Week

Bristolian roaring along on day 3 of Antigua Sailing Week

After two days of relatively calm weather by Antiguan standards, full Trade Wind power returned to deliver a spectacular day of action at Antigua Sailing Week. Big breeze and blazing sunshine whipped up the racing action, especially in the big boat classes, which were fully powered up all day. The race committee responded to the change in conditions by altering the schedule for CSA 1 & 2 to a brace of races on a long windward leeward course off the southwest corner of Antigua and there was some ballistic action. [Read more…]

Blissful day 2 in Antigua Sailing Week

When the sun is shining on tropical waters with 15 knots of warm breeze filling the air, it is most sailors’ idea of rapture. The second day of racing at Antigua Sailing Week was blessed with these heavenly conditions.

For the CSA Classes racing in Rendezvous Bay, it was a day to keep your head out of the boat, looking for subtle changes in wind speed and a watchful eye on the competition. The tight course made for plenty of traffic and confused air. The smart sailors avoided the holes in the wind and the sailboat congestion. [Read more…]

Ready for Take Off: Antigua Sailing Week

Credit: Kevin Johnson Photography.com/Antigua Sailing Week

It’s buzzing in Antigua as Falmouth Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard are filling up fast with racing yachts from all over the world. Antigua Sailing Week’s racing programme kicks off with the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race this Friday, followed by the Yachting World Round Antigua Race on Saturday. Racing at the 46th Antigua Sailing Week will commence on Sunday, April 28. [Read more…]

Victory for Elethea and the Teenage Crew of Digicel Challenger!

Digicel Challenger Win CSA Racing Class – Credit: Jody Sallons-Day/Leadingimage.org

The young crew of Cork 1720 Digicel Challenger were celebrating their victory at the beach party prizegiving this evening (Sunday 10th) after their overall win in the Racing Division in the Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta which ended this afternoon in Antigua.  “This is a great victory for us,” said helmsman Bob Green. “The guys have worked so hard, training after school to prepare for this event”. [Read more…]