ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to Antigua Sailing Week

AUSSIES RULE - GUADELOUPE TO ANTIGUA RACE
Monday 28th April 2014

Organised by the Antigua Sailing Week Committee affiliated with the Antigua Sailing Association

Guadeloupe to Antigua Race winner Scarlet Runner  - Credit: Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

Twenty-one yachts entered the race from north of Deshaies, Guadeloupe to English Harbour, Antigua. The ocean race of approximately 42 miles is the traditional feeder race for Antigua Sailing Week. A warm easterly breeze of about 15 knots shifting slightly to the south with a moderate sea state produced champagne conditions for the fleet.
 
Rob Date, Australian RP52, Scarlet Runner crossed the finish line beneath Fort Charlotte, Antigua, taking line honours and completing the race in an elapsed time of just over three and a half hours.
 
"Our goal before the start was to try and get ahead of Spirit of Adventure and get home before them," commented Rob Date. "It was a good shake out for the crew; we had a bit of a problem with our Code Zero, which we sorted out but it was all good practice. Tomorrow, we will be racing in the race around Antigua and this boat suits longer courses rather than the shorter ones, so we are keen to get out there."
 
Scarlet Runner has sailed to Antigua all the way from Melbourne Australia, covering approximately 18,000 miles.  Rowan 'Disco' Leaper has sailed the whole way on Scarlet Runner. "I haven't been counting the miles and this isn't the end. We have only completed halfway; we will also be sailing back at least as far as Hawaii. This is the first time any of the crew has been to Antigua Sailing Week. We have heard heaps of good stuff about it over the years from mates who have done it before. Friends have compared it to Hamilton Island Race Week which has similar conditions, the only big difference is that the beer's cheaper than in Oz!"
 
Scarlet Runner was also declared winner on corrected time at the prize giving.  Stephen C Schmidt's American Santa Cruz 70, California Hotel Too was second by just five minutes on corrected time. Alex Johnstone's Grenadian Oceanis 461, Bluewater-Sailing-Grenada was third after a close battle with Hans Lammers', Frolic and William Baggett's Allana.

Flying the flag for Oz - Scarlet Runner - Credit: Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

Six Bareboats had a cracking race which was won by Max Katinov's Cayenne. Herbert Muenzel's KH+P Sea You Later was second with Fred Rampey's L'oiseau des Iles in third place.
 
Racing continues tomorrow, Saturday, April 25 with the stand-alone Yachting World Round Antigua Race. Forty-eight yachts have entered the race around the island. Antigua Sailing Week's programme of racing starts Sunday, April 27 with the first warning signal not before 10.00 a.m. local time.
 
Full Results can be found HERE

Derek Hatfield's Canadian Volvo 60, Spirit of Adventure: Second across the finish line in the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race Credit: Tim Wright/Photoaction.com


For full details and much more go to: www.sailingweek.com.
 
Race Report: Louay Habib
All images: Tim Wright/photoaction.com


Click here for all News and Specials for Antigua Sailing Week

 
connect with antiguanice.com
FacebookTwitterYoutubeNewsletterRSS

contact
NAME: Antigua Sailing Week
TEL: +1 (268) 734-6366
EMAIL: info@sailingweek.com
        or: info@sailingweek.com
FIND US ON: Facebook
WEBSITE: Click here

news and specials

ASW - CHARTER OPPORTUNITIES & FLIGHT DEALS

Friday 12th January 2018
More than 65 teams from all over the world have already committed to the 51st edition of Antigua Sai...
Read More

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR WANTED

Monday 8th January 2018
Antigua Sailing Week is looking for a volunteer coordinator to run the School Arts Competition. See ...
Read More

2018 ANTIGUA BERMUDA RACE - A UNIQUE RACE FOR ALL

Wednesday 27th December 2017
Early entries promise a variety of yachts, including hi-tech ocean racers, luxury bluewater yachts a...
Read More

LAST CALL ON ASW DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEES

Wednesday 20th December 2017
A reminder that entry fees must be paid by December 31, 2017 in order to receive the discounted rate...
Read More

XMAS INCENTIVE - EARLY ENTRIES FOR ASW 2018 

Tuesday 5th December 2017
Early entrants will be gifted a copy of the informative book - Antigua Sailing Week: The First 50 Ye...
Read More

All News Stories and Specials


photo gallery
To view more photos of Antigua Sailing Week click here View Image Gallery

video
Antigua Sailing Week 2014: The Wrap-Up


whats on

GUADELOUPE TO ANTIGUA RACE & PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY

Friday 27th April 2018. Read More

ASW - ROUND ANTIGUA RACE

Saturday 28th April 2018. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2018

Sunday 29th April 2018. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2018

Monday 30th April 2018. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2018

Tuesday 1st May 2018. Read More

All Whats On Listings