News and Photos from Antigua Classics Regatta
It has rained, really rained, hard unrelenting rain,
non-stop for the 10 days we’ve been in
However, the Antigua Classic Regatta has begun, the anchorage is full of participants and observers, and every night there has been a party ashore for all, usually involving free drink all evening, great music, live bands, and obviously, the prize-giving. What a social and exhausting week! All the old gang from the Canaries, Barbados and Grenada have gathered together, along with a lot of new friends, and on Thursday we tied our dinghies up together (it was quite a cute sight) on a home-made mooring and jumped onboard “Aleria”, where Alex and Daria motored us out to watch the races close-up. Some of the world’s most prestigious classic yachts are taking part, as well as the regionally built boats such as the Carriacou sloops. Most are simply stunning, beautiful and graceful, with fine lines and acres of canvas. It is a real joy to see them racing.
The everyday wet and rainy view from Talulah at
Our mate Roy on “Guiding Light”, (a
beautiful boat) who won the prize in his class for best presentation.
All aboard Aleria to watch the races up close and personal
Alex helming Aleria whilst Sue and Andy (“Spruce”) do the rain dance (free showers for all!)
Some of the old gang reunited in
The melee at the start of the big race
The race begins
So close ….