Stephen Schmidt’s Santa Cruz 70, Hotel California Too won the 2013 Guadeloupe to Antigua Race finishing the 42-mile course in just under four and a half hours. “This is the third time we have won. I think I have raced all bar one since 1996 but this is the first time we have won in light airs.
To be honest, I thought that one of the boats behind us would get the win after time correction, so it has come as a bit of a surprise,” Admitted Stephen Schmidt at the prize giving held at Antigua Yacht Club.
Line Honours went to Patrick Wynn’s German Frers 92, Bristolian but Bristolian lost out on corrected time to Hotel California Too. Hector Velarde’s Nelson Marek 92, Locura, was third after time correction.
Racing continues with the Yachting World Round Antigua Race with the first warning signal at 0800 tomorrow morning.