Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge
Antigua Sailing Week held a new and exciting event on Pigeon Beach, Falmouth Harbour on Lay Day 2013. The event known as the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge, is a one-day invitational one-design racing event featuring 24-foot RS Elite keel boats. Antigua’s luxury sailing resort and sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week, Nonsuch Bay Resort, is the sponsor of this exciting new event which saw eight invited teams compete last year in the RS Elites normally based at the resort.
The Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge offers top-quality racing for highly qualified skippers and their teams. Racing is held in close proximity to Pigeon Beach inside Falmouth Harbour where Nonsuch Bay Resort features a hospitality tent for RS Elite Challenge competitors and their guests, as well as providing delicious food for sale for what is expected to once again be hundreds of spectators.
Racing is done in two preliminary heats of three races each. The two top finishers of each heat go to the final round which also consists of three races. All races are approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length, keeping them challenging and exciting to watch!
Racing is expected to once again begin at 1 pm and the prize giving will be held on the beach at approximately 5 pm. The top prize provided by Antigua Sailing Week’s sponsor Nonsuch Bay Resort, is one week’s accommodation and use of all sailing equipment at Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua. Trophies will also be awarded to first, second and third place overall.
The line-up of skippers and their teams for 2014 is still to be confirmed but it is hoped that last year’s winner, Mini Maxi World Champion Mark Dicker, will return to defend his title. Two other places may be filled by skippers and their teams who have earned the position in a racing series held at Nonsuch Bay Resort in the lead up to the event. The remaining teams will be led by high-profile racing skippers who will be participating in Antigua Sailing Week. If you’re planning to participate in Antigua Sailing Week and would like to be considered for participation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to join us on Pigeon Beach on Lay Day, Wednesday April 30, to witness the second annual Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge and to cheer on all eight teams.
Profiles of participating skippers and their crew will be posted as soon as the invitation list has been finalized and skippers have accepted the challenge.