Our 2002 Hylas 46

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Antigua Race Week

 Our time in Falmouth Harbour started off with a great Sunday night BBQ up on Shirley Heights, overlooking the harbour – this is a “must do” for any boaters visiting Antigua.. 

Falmouth Harbour in the background -English Harbour foreground

Anchorage in English Harbour

Awesome Steel Band at Shirley Heights

Walking the docks before the boats head out to the race courses.. a lot of very busy crew members. 

Flurry of activity pre-race
When you go big ... this is how you attach the main halyard raise the sail! 

Warrior cockpit ... a machine

One of the big boys - repacking the spinnaker on the dock

We had the fortune to be able to watch a number of the starts and finishes of the races this week in Antigua. Each day we hiked up the hills overlooking the start lines as part of our early morning exercise routine … ugh … but well worth it! 

Here are a number of pictures that we took… Enjoy…

Note the shredded genoa sail - not supposed to happen - racing over for them

A little crowded at the start line

Esprit du Corps from Quebec

Even the goats wanted to get a better view of the races!

The pink spi is one of the few Canadian boats entered

Just flyin'

Close battles
Just about to run over the spi - not good!! Scooping for fish!

Opps - this is not supposed to happen either

The big boys rounding the mark
The on water photographers

A Farr 155' - Sojerne - spi up and pulling! 

Warrior - the first place boat

Between races we fired off a few other pictures ...

This is Eric Clapton's home in Antigua - not a bad holiday spot!

A cold beer and chill

between races - a little chill on the beach

Next stop is back to Jolly Harbour to start to prep Ambition for her summer storage.

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