Antigua Classic Regatta was held in Falmouth and English Harbour in Antigua on the 16th – 22nd of April. About 50 classic yachts took part. The racing was exciting this year with strong winds on most of the race days. Every day we 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 opportunist onlookers. Roti Sue supplied us with the most awesome Rotis every day. Rotis are a Carribbean 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 ! We 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.
All together a great week, much fun had by all, lots of parties and socialising with friends old and new.