ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE & SINGLE HANDED RACE RESULTS
Monday 20th April 2015

While Racing for the full fleet at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai, started on Friday, on Thursday April 16th 2015, exponents of solo racing, enjoyed a stand-alone event, testing seamanship and dexterity. The 16th Edition of the Single Handed Race, attracted 20 entries: Argyll, Cruinneag III, Cuilaun, Exodus, Frolic, Genesis, Guiding Light, Lazy Leg, Lorema, Meriva of London, Peter Von Seestermuehe, Samsara, Saphaedra, Seefalke, Sweetheart, Synia, The Blue Peter, Vagabundo II, Windjammer and Zemi.

The Single Handed Race had a reaching start south, followed by an upwind leg to the Pillars of Hercules, a penultimate leg downwind to Rendezvous Bay with a beat back to finish.

Winner of the Under 45' Class was Don Ward's Luders 44, Frolic. The 45' and Over Class was won by Saphaedra.

Don Ward has lived in Antigua for 45 years and is a tremendous supporter of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, his observer on board was Hans Lammers, who often helms Frolic, when fully crewed, and is the caretaker for the boat. “Frolic has a secret weapon.” smiled Don Ward. “The jib has a self-tacking system and it was highly useful today, tacking on the shifts, especially in Rendezvous Bay, where Frolic got a big lift. 'Classics is such a wonderful regatta, I look forward to it every year.”


Hans Lammers (Observer) & Don Ward (Skipper) Frolic.

“For the Concours d'Elegance, we are looking at key areas such as presentation, originality to concept and condition.” Commented Alan Hutchinson, Chairman of the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance. “There are discretionary areas such as whether the crew are living aboard and the history and stories behind these fascinating boats. For each class, these criteria are weighted in different ways. The Lunenberg Shipyard Alliance was started five years ago so that we could collaborate on projects, including the restoration of Bluenose II, which we are extremely proud of and the winners will receive trophies made from reclaimed mahogany from the restoration project. We have a team of very skilled craftsmen, whose families have been shipwrights for generations and we work with world-renowned designers for new projects. By supporting this regatta, we hope that the participants will come our way and we have a lot to offer in Nova Scotia; fantastic cruising in an unspoilt location that is barely on the map.”

The overall winner for the Lunenberg Shipyard Alliance Concours d’Elegance was Mary Rose. Class winners where Mary Rose, Dragonera, Elena, Genesis, Katrinka and a special mention for Lorema and Samsara was the winner of the Arne Frizzell Prize presented to the yacht with the greatest attention to structural integrity and safety.

For full information about Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, including results, the full schedule of racing and social events visit www.antiguaclassics.com


Click here for all News and Specials for Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

 
connect with antiguanice.com
FacebookTwitterYoutubeNewsletterRSS

contact
NAME: Kirsti Pickering
TEL: +1 (268) 460-1799
CELL: +1 (268) 721 0873
EMAIL: info@antiguaclassics.com
FIND US ON: Facebook
WEBSITE: Click here

news and specials

SPONSORS CONFIRMED FOR CLASSICS 2018

Wednesday 25th October 2017
Newport Shipyard and Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame to join the faithfuls at An...
Read More

ACYR - AND THE WINNER IS...

Wednesday 26th April 2017
See the winners of the exciting 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai which concl...
Read More

ACYR - THE INCREDIBLE FINALE

Tuesday 25th April 2017
At the end of Race 4, there was a unanimous decision amongst the fleet that the Regatta Committee or...
Read More

ACYR - LOAD THAT CANNON

Monday 24th April 2017
Some consider the Cannon Course the easiest of the four races but on Sunday, April 23rd, the weather...
Read More

ACYR - IT JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER

Monday 24th April 2017
Mother Nature turned up the volume for the second day of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Since it was...
Read More

All News Stories and Specials


photo gallery
To view more photos of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta click here View Image Gallery
To view more photos of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta click here View Image Gallery
To view more photos of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta click here View Image Gallery
To view more photos of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2011 click here View Image Gallery

whats on

ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA

Wednesday 18th April 2018. Read More

ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA

Thursday 19th April 2018. Read More

ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA

Friday 20th April 2018. Read More

ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA

Saturday 21st April 2018. Read More

ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA

Sunday 22nd April 2018. Read More

All Whats On Listings