Ashanti IV won the Antigua Slipway Trophy, the Beken of Cowes Trophy, for Best Elapsed Time, and the Tropical Studios Trophy for the most photogenic yacht. Ashanti returned to the event after many years and was one of the founding boats in 1988.
Velsheda was the star of the Spirit of Tradition Class and also winner of the J Class race held on Tuesday. She won the Ticonderoga Trophy for first overall and the Sintra Trophy for the Best elapsed Time.
Everyone was a winner this year as the quality and standard of the yachts was excellent, as well as the spirit on the boats and on the docks. Music filled the air, and some crews dressed in period costume. At the Cream Teas and gig racing at the Admirals Inn it was easy to slip back in time with the lovely ambiance.