Our RSB Steve has just returned from sailing the beautiful Pendennis Shipyard built S/Y Rebecca in Antigua.
Steve's Final Words on this Year's Antigua Superyacht Challenge, 'The final two days of the regatta kept both the race committee and the fleet on their toes. Day two was another light wind race with the start delayed to let the breeze build and stabilise a little. The fleet finally got under way in 6 to 9 knots of shifty wind on a slightly longer course than the first race. By the end of the race the lighter boats Visione and Inoui had stormed through the fleet and finished well ahead of everyone although unlike race one they were unable to save their time on handicap and the two schooners Adela and Gloria took 1st and 2nd place with Inoui 3rd. Again this wasn’t a great day for us on Rebecca and we finished with a 6th place.'
'Day three dawned with the Caribbean trades starting to make an appearance again. The winds at the beginning of the race were around 13 knots and built to a steady 16 knots by the end giving everyone the conditions we all come to expect when sailing in Antigua. By the end of the race Gloria took 1st place, Adela took 2nd and Visione took a 3rd. On Rebecca we had some stunning sailing with the heavier wind really enabling us to push the boat harder with the new sails and learn a lot more about how to get the boat going quickly. We again took a 6th place giving us a 6th overall in the fleet and a 2nd in class to Adela who also took the overall win in the fleet.'
'Back on the dock with the boats packed up the attention turned to the prize giving where a lot of fun was had by all the crews, most of whom carried on late into the night. But thats another story!!!'Steve is now back in the yard and straight back to the multitude of projects with the riggers, on both motor and sail yachts, including load testing for M/Y J'ade, and a full rigging program on Royal Huisman's S/Y Twizzle, amongst many many more!'
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