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Magnificent fleet to compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua
Published on January 26, 2017Email To Friend    Print Version

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Back to defend the 2016 Class win is the 112ft Baltic, Nilaya. (Photo: clairematches.com)

By Louay Habib

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The seventh edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua has attracted a magnificent fleet of yachts in excess of 80 feet to take part in daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. To date, 11 yachts have entered ranging from 82ft to 212ft -- schooners: Adela and Adix. Ketches: Elfje and Marama. Sloops: Acadia, Danneskjold, Kawil, Nilaya, Spiip, Wild Horses and Zig Zag.

Designed to be solely for the pleasure of superyacht owners, their guests and crew. The racing is competitive, with a high tariff placed on safety. World class navigators, Hugh Agnew and Campbell Field, act as technical consultants, in cooperation with ORC, to promote fair racing.

The fleet will assemble in the historic surroundings of Nelson's Dockyard, where all of the social activities take place, including the "Famous Cook off" competition between the participants.

The Superyacht Challenge Antigua is free from commercial endorsements, and has one clear objective; to provide all the facilities to stage an ideal event for an exclusive selection of yachts, where fair racing and good companionship are valued above all else.

From a start/finish line off the entrance to English Harbour, the course marks for the three 12 - 30 mile (approx) pursuit races are set daily according to the prevailing conditions off the south coast of Antigua.
 
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