IMG_7923Antigua Classic Regatta was held in Falmouth and English Harbour in Antigua on the 16th – 22nd of April. P1070952P1080053P1080080About 50 classic yachts took part. The racing was exciting this year with strong winds on most of the race days.IMG_7933 Every day P1070954we had a full crew of 17 onboard . Gill, Sheila and Don had flown out from the UK to race and the rest of the crew was made up of fellow cruisers, local friends and opportunistIMG_7942 onlookers. Roti Sue supplied usP1070966P1070972 with the most awesome Rotis every day. Rotis are a CarribbeanIMG_7984 meal and the most awesome lunch. A flour wrap filled with meaty curry, we never got bored of them. We loved them so much we filled the freezer with them for the voyage back to the Azores. Our good friends from Vixen raced with us all week which was a lot of fun.

We walked away from the Regatta with Concours d’elegance 1st place in our class. The Den Phillips trophy for the most photogenic yacht and the John Leader trophy awarded to us too ! IMG_7985We won a beautiful photograph by Den Phillips of us sailing during the Regatta. The John Leader trophy is voted for by the regatta fleet and from what we know is awarded each year to the boat who is showing to be teaching the old skills to the younger generation and participating in sail training.P1070951

All together a great week, much fun had by all, lots of parties and socialising with friends old and new.

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