A mixed bag of conditions hit Antigua Sailing Week this year, but most agreed the most interesting part of the regatta was the inaugural Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge, an invitational regatta sailed in Nonsuch Bay Resort’s fleet of RS’s answer to the Dragon. Organized to drum up business for the sailing-centric resort on Antigua’s Far East coast, the regatta pulled hundreds of lay day layabouts to Pigeon Beach to watch 8 teams square off on tiny, action-packed courses just yards from the sand, with a cricket match, wet t-shirt contest, and all the ribs and beer you could drink. We’ll have a more complete report from Antigua later in the week, but in the meantime, enjoy a little Anarchy-friendly action from the RS event, won by Dragon sailor Mark Dicker. Clean’s coverage of Antigua Sailing Week is sponsored by Line Honors Yacht Racing Outfitters, and Acqua Films did a great job of capturing just how spectator-friendly you can make a sailboat race – if you just try hard enough.
May 6th, 2013