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Guadeloupe to Antigua Race - Aussies rule

by Louay Habib on 26 Apr 2014
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race winner Scarlet Runner © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race -Twenty-one yachts entered the race from north of Deshaies, Guadeloupe to English Harbour, Antigua. T he ocean race of approximately 42 miles is the traditional feeder race for Antigua Sailing Week. A warm easterly breeze of about 15 knots shifting slightly to the south with a moderate sea state produced champagne conditions for the fleet.

Rob Date, Australian RP52, Scarlet Runner crossed the finish line beneath Fort Charlotte, Antigua, taking line honours and completing the race in an elapsed time of just over three and a half hours.

'Our goal before the start was to try and get ahead of Spirit of Adventure and get home before them,' commented Rob Date. 'It was a good shake out for the crew; we had a bit of a problem with our Code Zero, which we sorted out but it was all good practice. Tomorrow, we will be racing in the race around Antigua and this boat suits longer courses rather than the shorter ones, so we are keen to get out there.'

Scarlet Runner has sailed to Antigua all the way from Melbourne Australia, covering approximately 18,000 miles. Rowan 'Disco' Leaper has sailed the whole way on Scarlet Runner. 'I haven't been counting the miles and this isn't the end. We have only completed halfway; we will also be sailing back at least as far as Hawaii. This is the first time any of the crew has been to Antigua Sailing Week. We have heard heaps of good stuff about it over the years from mates who have done it before. Friends have compared it to Hamilton Island Race Week which has similar conditions, the only big difference is that the beer's cheaper than in Oz!'



Scarlet Runner was also declared winner on corrected time at the prize giving. Stephen C Schmidt's American Santa Cruz 70, California Hotel Too was second by just five minutes on corrected time. Alex Johnstone's Grenadian Oceanis 461, Bluewater-Sailing-Grenada was third after a close battle with Hans Lammers', Frolic and William Baggett's Allana.

Six Bareboats had a cracking race which was won by Max Katinov's Cayenne. Herbert Muenzel's KH+P Sea You Later was second with Fred Rampey's L'oiseau des Iles in third place.

Racing continues tomorrow, Saturday, April 25 with the stand-alone Yachting World Round Antigua Race. Forty-eight yachts have entered the race around the island. Antigua Sailing Week's programme of racing starts Sunday, April 27 with the first warning signal not before 10.00 a.m. local time.



Complete Results:

 

CSA Monohull series results Fri
25 Apr
  CSA Score Race 1
1st
Scarlet Runner
Sm11 Robert Date
Reichel Pugh
  1.200 asy 98% (2014) 1
1
1
2nd
Hotel California too
7016 Stephen C Schmidt
Santa Cruz 70 CR
  1.039 jib 164% (2014) 2
2
2
3rd
Bluewater-Sailing-Grenada
2904 Alex Johnstone
Oceanis 461
  0.835 jib 110% (2013) 3
3
3
4th
Frolic
NA 5 Hans Lammers
Luders Naval Academy Yawl
  0.803 sec 92% (2014) 4
4
4
5th
Allana
44 William Baggett
Cat Ketch
  0.810 jib 100% (2014) 5
5
5
6th
Blue Fin
GBR 9999 Rodney Dodd
Jeanneau 54 DS
  0.936 jib 139% (2014) 6
6
6
7th
Voilactus
ANT 1865 Eduardo Lentz
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44
  0.854 jib 136% (2014) 7
7
7
8th
Spirit of Adventure
BOW 41 Derek Hatfield
Volvo 60
  1.220 jib 170% (2014) 8
8
8
=9th
J-aguar-www.caribbeanraces.com
NM 2477 Ben Jelic
custom j 120
  0.964 asy 133% (2014) 13
13
13
DNS
=9th
Wild Devil - www.caribbeanraces.com
NM 1993 Ben Jelic
Customised Kiwi 35
  0.925 asy 103% (2014) 13
13
13
DNS
=9th
Vanilla
-- Jenni Louise Pearce
Jeanneau 54DS
  0.904 jib 137% (2012) 13
13
13
DNS
=9th
ALBACOR 5
FRA 43501 Jean Louis Pezin
Grand Soleil 39
  0.896 jib 105% (2014) 13
13
13
DNS

 
Multihull series results Fri
25 Apr
  TCF Score Race 1
1st
Teora
14 Maas Hanen
Outremer
  2.000 2
2
2
DNS

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25 Apr
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1st
Cayenne
BOW 220 Max Katinov
Dufour 44
  0.878 jib 127% (2014) 1
1
1
2nd
KH+P Sea You Later
BOW 217 Herbert Muenzel
Dufour 455
  0.868 jib 132% (2014) 2
2
2
3rd
L'oiseau des Iles
BOW 216 Fred Rampey
DUFOUR 455
  0.868 jib 132% (2014) 3
3
3
4th
Let me go
BOW 188 Pieter Crul
Dufour 455
  0.862 jib 132% (2014) 4
4
4
5th
Moonlight
-- Alessandro Maniero
bavaria
  0.901 spi 151% (2014) 5
5
5
6th
sai sai- kiriacoulis charter
BOW 173 ben jelic
dufour455
  0.860 jib 130% (2014) 6
6
6
7th
Fermi
BOW 76 David Phillips
Sun Odyssey 509
  0.000 % (0) 8
8
8
DNC