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Mariella © Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com
Mariella © Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

The new Steering Committee for the Antigua Classics was announced on 13 November 2018:

  • Carlo Falcone – Chairman
  • Cameron Fraser – Vice-Chairman
  • Franklyn Braithwaite – Commodore of the Antigua Yacht Club
  • Tommy Paterson – Competitor Liaison Officer
  • Janie Easton – Treasurer
  • Gilly Gobinet – Programme Editor, Social Media and Sponsor Liaison

Since this announcement, a welcome new appointee to the Steering Committee is long-standing devotee to the Antigua Classics DON WARD, who joins us as Financial Advisor.

The main aim of this new Committee is to make sure all our competitors are happy. It is therefore focusing more on what happens on the water by introducing windward starts and new courses so that the racing is both safer and more challenging. The definition of classic boat eligibility for registration is also under review and meanwhile a new Dragon class will be included at the Regatta in 2019.

We will still be holding our very popular shore-based parties and social events, such as Music Night and the Sea Shanty Competition, and other traditional events that celebrate this unique and world-class event.

Sumurun 118' William Fife ketch built in 1914 - photo © Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com

Sumurun 118′ William Fife ketch built in 1914 – photo © Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com

A number of yachts have already expressed interest in or registered for the 2019 Event, such as Athos, Sumurun, The Blue Peter, Chlöe Giselle, Janley, Mariella, Mary Rose and the new Leonardo build Eagle44 Willpower. A more complete list can be seen on website antiguaclassics.com/registration

We hope you will be as excited as we are with these new developments and will come and join us next year for some serious racing in our superb sailing conditions and lots of fun too!

by Ginny Field

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