Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2017
Published on April 24th, 2017
English Harbour, Antigua (April 24, 2017) – The finale of the 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta received flawless weather, with the wind speed starting today at 16 knots and climbing steadily to the low 20s. Nearly 50 yachts – with sun, clear skies and the Caribbean’s sassy seas – turned the waters off Antigua into an artistic masterpiece.
Yachts came to Antigua with purpose. Rittler Sighe, owner of Tilly XV, gave up a quest to scale the 7 summits of the world, replacing it with sailing his Sonderklasse Gaff Sloop at all 7 Panerai Classic Regattas.
Class Lehmann and Sophie Heyer on Hera, their Abeking and Rasmussan yawl, sailed across the Atlantic in December with their 6-week-old daughter to take part. Judging by the party near their boat each afternoon, it was well worth the effort.
Four boats finished today holding all firsts: the 42’ German Frers Vagabundo II; Adix, a 178’ Holgate 3 Masted Gaff Schooner; Chloe Giselle, a Sean McMillan 65 Spirit Sloop; and Chronos the 157’ Klaus Roder Staysail Ketch.