sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Antigua Sailing Week - Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at Pigeon Beach
Antigua Sailing Week - Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at Pigeon Beach


'At the split, Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge - Antigua Sailing Week'    Martin Wadhams    Click Here to view large photo

A highlight of Antigua Sailing Week this year was the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge which took place on Lay Day. The invitational event sailed in 24-foot RS Elite keelboats was watched by hundreds of spectators on Pigeon Beach. Eight top skippers and crews competed for the prize of a week’s stay with unlimited watersports activities at luxurious and secluded Nonsuch Bay Resort, where a variety of RS dinghies, keelboats, Hobie Cats and kite surfing equipment offers some of the best watersports activities you’ll find in the Caribbean.

The four skippers to win through to the final were: Mark Dicker (Mini Maxi World Champion), Al Ashford (XOD Champion), Ross Applebey (RORC Fastnet and 600 winner) and Marc Fitzgerald (Farr 115 Overall winner, Antigua Sailing Week). After some intense racing, Mark Dicker, showed a clean pair of heels in a fantastic final to win all three races. Dicker’s crew was Irish Olympic Finn sailor, Tim Goodbody and King Harald of Norway’s bowman, Christian Jensen. Dicker’s effort was made all the more impressive by the fact that the opposition included sailors from the Olympics, World Championships and Admiral’s Cup.

The RS Elite’s shallow draft meant that the course was set just metres from Pigeon Beach allowing spectators a close up view of the action accompanied by live commentary and banter. Nonsuch Bay’s 2011 Caribbean Chef of the year, Mitchell Husbands, organised a fabulous barbeque on the Beach!

At the prize giving, Mark Dicker was delighted to accept a week’s stay at Nonsuch Bay Resort. 'I would like to thank Antigua Sailing Week for laying on such a great event and Nonsuch Bay for providing a wonderful prize' smiled Dicker. 'Nonsuch Bay is a superb place to sail and I’m a regular for kitesurfing. The facilities there are second to none.'

View from the beach, Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge - Antigua Sailing Week -  Martin Wadhams  

Sales and Marketing Director at Nonsuch Bay Resort, Mark Whinney was delighted with the success of the event. 'Watching the RS Elites racing right off the beach was fantastic and we hope to partner with Antigua Sailing Week at next year’s event. The RS Elites are a perfect boat for this kind of competition; with tight racing on short courses, the action is thrilling for both the competitors and spectators. Crew weight and strength is not critical with the Elites so it definitely added to the Lay Day atmosphere to see three women amongst the crews. We definitely think that this format is very attractive to sailors. At Nonsuch Bay we have hosted groups of individuals who have staged their own competitions.'

This year, a group of Salcombe Yawl sailors from Devon enjoyed a week at Nonsuch Bay Resort racing RS Elites.

'Nonsuch Bay tailor-made the event for us, providing an accommodation and sailing package including laying out the race course each day,' commented Martin Beck. 'The sailing area in the bay is just fantastic; warm water and exciting Trade Winds blowing straight down the bay made for some truly memorable racing and just in shorts and t-shirts at a time of year when sailing in Salcombe is not at all comfortable. The week was just about getting a bunch of sailing friends together in glorious conditions but the racing was very competitive and after racing there was plenty of light-hearted bragging over a few cocktails.'



Nonsuch Bay Resort


by Marin Wadhams

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109547

7:23 PM Thu 16 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World





Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,












420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,






























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe fourth at mid-point of 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT