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Various Yachts – Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta – Classics underway in Antigua

The 32nd edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta is underway with over 40 boats in 10 classes sailing ! A Common Course of 21nm, and a Long Course of 31nm along south coast of Antigua provided thrilling racing in a solid easterly breeze, topping out at close to 20kn. Athos posted the shortest elapsed time for the entire fleet of 2 hours 13 minutes and 43 seconds, and took the win in the Tall Ships Class, after time correction, ahead of the Klaus Röder 157-foot Ketches Chronos on 2nd and Rhea on 3rd. With an overall length of 203 foor, Athos is the worlds largest privately-owned two-masted schooner, carrying a 33000 sq ft sail plan on her 200 foot rig. — The report with all details and photos on day one, all results and the event website.