Antigua Race Week Report Final Day

Report by  Louay Habib

You could almost feel the tension on the dock as the international fleet sailed out to the combat area. With many class winners yet to be decided, the pressure was heightened by tricky conditions.

The breeze was rarely more than 10 knots and there were huge wind holes appearing all over the racing area.

However, the Race Committee did an excellent job getting in a fair race for all classes. Starts are always important, especially in light airs and several yachts could not control their urgency enough, resulting in several individual recalls and two general recalls. The last day of racing at Antigua Sailing Week was not for the faint hearted.

Hundreds of competitors attend the Final Awards Party, where prizes were awarded including the prize for the best yacht at the regatta, The Lord Nelson Trophy.

After the prize giving, 1761° played a live set of rock anthems to get the party started and DJ Nez was spinning dance tunes grooving well into the night.

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