Tense Finale in Paradise – Antigua Sailing Week


Piet Vroon’s Ker 46, Tonnerre de Breskens 3 (Photo Credit: Tim Wright/Photoaction.com)

Friday. 2 May 2014. High drama and fantastic conditions rounded off the 47th edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Going into the last day, two yachts racing under CSA were undefeated, scoring seven straight bullets: Piet Vroon’s Dutch Ker 46, Tonnerre de Breskens 3 and David Cullen’s Irish J/109, Pocket Rocket were both vying for the prestigious overall prize, The Lord Nelson Trophy.

Several classes hung in the balance and the outcome of a whole week of racing was to be decided by seconds in CSA 2 & CSA 4. The last day of racing provided the windiest conditions of the week. Gusting up to 20 knots with an agitated sea state, the spray was flying off hulls on the south coast of Antigua and there was a ‘Cinderella moment’ for one of Antigua’s veteran yacht racers. [Read more…]