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Second Antigua Bermuda Race Set For May 2018

Second Antigua Bermuda Race Set For May 2018

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has announced that the second edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race will start on the May 9, 2018. A spokesperson said, “The 935-mile offshore race is organized in association with Antigua Sailing Week and is supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Yachts of 40 feet and over will be racing under the IRC Rating Rule,... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

The Antigua Bermuda Race has concluded, with the 21-boat fleet setting off for the 935 nautical mile race at noon on Friday [May 12] and making their way to Bermuda, where a prizegiving ceremony was held at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Antigua Bermuda Race Chairman, Les Crane, who was competing in his Farr 56, Monterey commented: “The variety... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda Race: Avanti’s Happy Return

Antigua Bermuda Race: Avanti’s Happy Return

By 1000 ADT May 19th, five more yachts had completed the Antigua Bermuda Race, with two of those teams making the provisional podium for the race overall. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club was a popular venue last night as well over a hundred sailors gathered to share a few Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormies and tales from their Antigua Bermuda Race. Avanti... Read more of this article

Video: Skipper Describes Boat Sinking & Rescue

Video: Skipper Describes Boat Sinking & Rescue

Esprit de Corps IV, skippered by Gilles Barbot finished the Antigua Bermuda Race today [May 18] after seven days at sea, and for the last day and a half of the race, the vessel had six extra passengers; Les Crane and the crew of Monterey who had to abandon their sinking Farr 56 in the early hours of Wednesday some 200 miles off the finish in Bermuda. After... Read more of this article

Eleonora Wins Line Honours For Classic Class

Eleonora Wins Line Honours For Classic Class

The magnificent 162ft schooner Eleonora — an exact replica of the 1910 Herreshoff-designed Westward — took Line Honours for the Classic Class, finishing the Antigua Bermuda Race just before sunset yesterday [May 17]. Eleonora is one of the best-known racing schooners in the world and will remain in Bermuda for the duration of the 35th America’s... Read more of this article

Spirit Finishes Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race

Spirit Finishes Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race

The Spirit of Bermuda has finished the 935 nautical mile Antigua Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line off St David’s at around midday local time today [May 18]. The crew onboard the Spirit of Bermuda include Jeff Bennett, Blair Blakeney, Lindsey Cubbon, Dkembe Dill, James Doughty, Dylan Ferry, Jennifer Gibbons, David Goulbourne, Sandra Harries,... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda: Allegra Wins Multihull Honours

Antigua Bermuda: Allegra Wins Multihull Honours

Allegra, the Nigel Irens-designed 78ft catamaran skippered by Adrian Keller was the second boat to finish the 2017 Antigua Bermuda Race on Tuesday at 21 hours 40 mins and 53 secs ADT, taking Multihull Line Honours. News from the fleet still racing is that Les Crane’s Farr PH 56, Monterey had been abandoned after taking on water; the cause is unknown.... Read more of this article

Crew Members Safe After Abandoning Sailboat

Crew Members Safe After Abandoning Sailboat

The crew onboard the Monterey — which was taking part in the 935 nautical mile Antigua to Bermuda Race race — have abandoned the vessel 200 nautical miles south of Bermuda after it began taking on water early this morning, with all the crew safely rescued by another sailboat taking part in the race. A Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesperson... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda: Warrior Wins Line Honours

Antigua Bermuda: Warrior Wins Line Honours

Stephen Murray Jr.’s Volvo 70, Warrior finished the 2017 Antigua Bermuda Race today [May 16] just after 08 hrs 30 mins ADT, taking Monohull Line Honours and setting the new race record for the Antigua Bermuda Race. Exact finish time will be posted shortly. Warrior is operated by the non-profit US Merchant Marine Academy Foundation for the benefit... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Day #3 Report

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Day #3 Report

Three days into the Antigua Bermuda Race, strategic decisions have been few, but that is about to change, the organisers said today. “The fleet will soon feel the effects of a low pressure system to the east and whilst there should be no big difference in wind strength, the likelihood is that the wind is due to veer to the south,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Day #2 Report

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Day #2 Report

The fleet enjoyed beautiful conditions for the first day and night of the Antigua Bermuda Race, with a fleet of 21 boats taking part in the inaugural 935 nautical mile race, which started from Antigua yesterday [May 12]. A light easterly breeze of about 8 knots and a gentle sea state provided glorious reaching conditions. By morning on the second day,... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Gets Underway

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Gets Underway

The inaugural 935 nautical mile Antigua Bermuda Race started on time with the entire fleet getting away without a hitch today [May 12]. “A light southerly breeze of 10 knots and warm Antiguan sunshine provided perfect conditions. The variety pack of 21 yachts is an eclectic collection, both in terms of crew and craft. From the majestic schooner,... Read more of this article

21 Yachts To Race To Bermuda From Antigua

21 Yachts To Race To Bermuda From Antigua

The Antigua Bermuda Race organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week is a new fixture in the offshore sailing calendar. The 935 nautical mile race starting from Antigua at noon this Friday [May 12] will take the 21-boat diverse fleet into the Atlantic Ocean, arriving in plenty of time to experience the 35th America’s... Read more of this article