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2022 Superyacht Challenge Antigua

Published on March 13th, 2022

Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua (March 13, 2022) – The third race of the 11th Superyacht Challenge Antigua started with a good breeze of 15-20 knots from the north east but later in the race, rain showers and a softening of the wind, created a very different scenario to the previous two races held in full trades.

The Race Committee led by PRO Hank Stuart chose three different courses for the classes for a final race to decide the class winners for the regatta.

The Buccaneers were given a course of approximately 22nm with upwind, reaching legs, and a penultimate leg was a long beat followed by a reach to finish. The Privateers raced on a course of approximately 28nm with a similar axis but an addition of a windward leeward component between Cades Reef and Rendezvous Beach. The Corsairs had the longest course of the day, approximately 30nm, again with wind angles testing every point of sail, and in addition a long windward leeward component, inshore at Cades Reef to offshore of Shirley Heights.

Racing at the 2022 Superyacht Yacht Challenge Antigua on March 10-13 was open to superyachts in
excess of 30 metres.

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Buccaneers Class (Cruising Sloops)
The 121ft Dyksra sloop Action won followed by the 112ft Sparkman & Stephens sloop Kawil in second and the Oyster 82 Zig Zag in third.

Corsairs Class (High Performance Sloops)
The 112ft Baltic Nilaya won with the Swan 90 Freya in second and the J-Class Hanuman, which participated in only the first race, finishing third.

Privateers Class (Ketch-Rigged)
The 218ft Dykstra/Reichel Pugh ketch Hetairos dominated with all bullets, followed by the 140ft German Frers ketch Rebecca in second and the 180ft Dykstra ketch Kamaxitha in third.

Source: Louay Habib

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