Lay Day during Antigua Sailing Week is always a great time to interrupt the more serious side of sail boat racing. This year Lay Day will have a fresh and thrilling dinghy racing event. This invitational event will feature a fleet of RS Elites and will offer high-quality one-design racing for accomplished skippers and their teams. First prize will be a week’s stay for two at NonsuchBay Resort, Antigua with complimentary use of its outstanding sailing and water sports activities.
“Antigua Sailing Week’s reputation goes before it. Surely every sailor has it on their list of one of the regattas they’d most love to do and I think it is really cool to have the RS Elites racing there,” commented RS Sailing Managing Director, Martin Wadhams. “The Stadium racing format, with small courses and short races close to the shore really compliments the Elite’s attributes. They’re very manoeuvrable boats, so expect tightly fought start lines and plenty of very close quarters manoeuvres all around the track.”
“With some of the regatta’s best sailors set to take part, I reckon the racing will be fascinating to watch with very little separation between the boats. The whole concept of knock-out heats and a winner-takes-all final will make for a great spectacle – choose your favourite team and cheer them on, rum in hand!”
Double Olympic Gold Medallist and multiple World Dragon Class Champion, Poul Høj-Jensen, has confirmed his participation: “Racing in Falmouth Harbour is tricky and exciting; doing so against top quality racing sailors will be challenging and good fun for spectators to watch. Thanks to the Nonsuch Resort for allowing us to use their fleet of RS Elites,” commented Poul.
The Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge is an invitational event for teams of three sailors including the skipper. If you would like to be invited to this event please contact Antigua Sailing Week by e mail.