ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to Antigua Sailing Week

WARRIOR TAKES LINE HONOURS, VARUNA COUNTS THE MINUTES - ANTIGUA BERMUDA RACE
Monday 14th May 2018

 Day Four Organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week and supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum


VIDEO: American modified Volvo 70 Warrior sailed by Stephen Murray Jr. takes Line Honours in the 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race. Warrior has set a new race record of 2 days, 18 hours 32 minutes and 48 seconds for the Antigua Bermuda Race.

American modified Volvo 70 Warrior sailed by Stephen Murray Jr. has taken Line Honours in the 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line at 7:57:48 local time local time on Saturday 12 May 2018. Warrior has set a new race record of 2 days, 18 hours 32 minutes and 48 seconds for the Antigua Bermuda Race.

Warrior smashed their own race record set last year by over 24 hours, much to the delight of Stephen Murray who was greeted at the finish line by Antigua Bermuda Race Chair, Les Crane.

"It's great to be here. That was a quick ride, thrilling and exciting," smiled Murray. "We did half of the race in the first 24 hours. After that it got a little slower and more challenging as we got close to the high. This is a my favourite race course; predominately downwind in good pressure, it's warm and really nice sailing and this race is on our list for as long as we can do it. We have good competitors this year so we had our work cut out to win on corrected time."

Warrior Crew (All USA unless stated): Stephen Murray Jr., Ryan Breymaier, Nathan Fast, Jesse Fielding, Karl Funk, Ben Lynch (IRL), Jan Majer, TJ Roney, Paul Stanbridge (GBR), Scott Tomkins, Chris Welch.


Setting a new race record, Warrior, turbo-charged Volvo 70 skippered  by Stephen Murray Jr. © Louay Habib


An elated crew after smashing their previous record set in the inaugural Antigua Bermuda Race last year by over 24 hours - Warrior, Volvo 70 sailed by Stephen Murray Jr  © Louay Habib

Jens Kellinghusen's German Ker 56 Varuna finished the race just under four hours behind Warrior on the water. After IRC time correction Varuna has set the time to beat and the impressive performance has made Varuna strong favourites to win overall under IRC and lift the Warrior Perpetual Trophy.

"A very enjoyable race with fast conditions for the most part, with the wind shutting down just as we were about to finish the race," said Jens Kellinghusen. "I remember a Transatlantic Race when we were leading and then ran out of wind as all of the boats passed us, so it was nice to have the opposite this time. At the start of the race we discussed how important it was to sail as fast as possible while we had good wind so as to reduce the impact of the light winds forecast for the finish. This was a good policy as the wind was literally non-existent as we finished."

Varuna IV Crew: Guenter Alajmo; Guillermo Altadill; Jaime Arbones; Reino Unido; Roberto Bermudez de Castro; Tim Daase; Jan Hilbert; Jens Kellinghusen; Peter Knight; Holger Lehning; Filip Pietrzak; Lindsay Stead; Fynn Terveer; Michel Voss.


Members of the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, Hamburg (NRV), Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 56 Varuna IV complete the 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race © Louay Habib


Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 56 team on Varuna IV celebrate completing the Antigua Bermuda Race with a Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy after crossing the finish line on Saturday 12 May  © Louay Habib

For more information visit: https://www.antiguabermuda.com/

Follow the fleet via YB Tracking: http://yb.tl/a2b2018

Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antiguabermudarace/
@antiguabermudarace
Twitter: #antiguabermuda
@antiguabermudarace


Click here for all News and Specials for Antigua Sailing Week

 
connect with antiguanice.com
FacebookTwitterYoutubeNewsletterRSS

contact
NAME: Antigua Sailing Week
TEL: +1 (268) 725-6651
EMAIL: info@sailingweek.com
FIND US ON: Facebook
WEBSITE: Click here

news and specials

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2021 CANCELLED

Thursday 18th February 2021
The 2021 edition of Antigua Sailing Week (ASW), including the Peters & May Round Antigua Race, which...
Read More

BRANDED REGATTA MERCHANDISE

Tuesday 26th January 2021
Antigua Sailing Week memorabilia plus some great RORC Caribbean 600 outerwear on sale. Read More

SUBMISSION DATE FOR ASW & HARPER'S SCHOOL ART CONTEST

Thursday 29th October 2020
November 6th is the deadline for completed artwork. ...
Read More

PLANS PROGRESS FOR ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2021

Monday 19th October 2020
The Notice of Race is now available and racing enthusiasts are invited to compete in the regatta....
Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK LAUNCHES FRIENDS OF ASW CAMPAIGN

Thursday 3rd September 2020
In order to assist in creating a safe and successful 2021 event the organisers are launching a ‘Fri...
Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK NEW LOCATION & BLOW OUT SALE

Wednesday 19th August 2020
ASW celebrates the move with a Blow Out Sale at the new location on Dockyard Drive....
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 2019: The Wrap-Up


whats on

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2022

Saturday 23rd April 2022. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2022

Sunday 24th April 2022. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2022

Monday 25th April 2022. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2022

Tuesday 26th April 2022. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2022

Wednesday 27th April 2022. Read More

All Whats On Listings