SEDATE GUADELOUPE TO ANTIGUA RACE
22 Apr, 2005
In the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race held yesterday (Thursday, April 21),
light winds meant that the record of two hours 18 minutes and 42
seconds set last year by Mari-Cha IV was never in any peril. Fourteen
boats crossed the startline off Des Haies in Guadeloupe and Dixon 65,
Liara, earned line honours crossing the finish line off English
Harbour, five hours, 13 minutes and 30 seconds later. But it was Top
50, a BOC Open 50, skippered by Guadeloupe's Luc Coquelin, that won the
overall prize in the 44-mile race. Swan 65 King's Legend was second and
Santa Cruz 70 Hotel California was third.
1 Top 50, BOC Open 50, Luc Coquelin
2 King’s Legend, Swan 65, Gijs Van Liebergen
3 Hotel California, Santa Cruz 70, Steve Schmidt
Racing: Top 50, BOC Open 50, Luc Coquelin
Racer/Cruiser: Liara, Dixon 65, Ross Appleby
Bareboat: Heliodore, Dufour 50, Christophe Nielson
Cruiser: King’s Legend, Swan 65, Gijs Van Liebergen
The Guadeloupe to Antigua Race was followed by the Cavalier Rum Beach Party at Pigeon Beach, Falmouth Harbour.
By close of play Thursday, April 21, 181 boats were entered for Antigua Sailing Week 2005.
Sunday, April 24, is the Dickenson Bay Race followed by the Virgin
Atlantic Beach Bash. Monday, Division A yachts will race Olympic
courses off Dickenson Bay and Division B will race to Jolly Harbour.
Tuesday is the Falmouth Harbour Race for division B; the Big Boats and
Racing 3 will be heading off on the inaugural Round Island Race with
the remainder of Division A racing some 'loops' in the South Coast
Race. Lay-Day fun follows on Wednesday with beach-front antics at
Pigeon Beach and a hockey tournament in Falmouth Harbour.
Thursday, the yachts are back on the ocean with Division A racing
windward/leeward courses and Division B sailing the South Coast Race.
Friday marks the last official day of racing with the Ocean Race.
Saturday the prize giving is preceded with third annual Bareboat
Challenge Championship Race.
The Lord Nelson's Ball and prize giving at the Copper & Lumber Store wraps the event on Saturday evening.
For more information on Antigua Sailing Week visit:
www.sailingweek.com. Stanford International Bank Limited is a diamond
sponsor of the event. Platinum sponsors are Cable & Wireless,
English Harbour Rum and Yachting World. Virgin Atlantic and LIAT are
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