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25 April 2007, 10:34 am
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2007
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The 20th Annual Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta sponsored by Panerai wrapped up last night with the prize giving. Some of the most beautiful sailing vessels in the world were featured and racing took place from 20-22 April, an extra day being added since 2006 due to popular demand.
Sixty One classics took part in Vintage, Traditional, Classic and Spirit of Traditional classes. Names include many of the greats- Ticonderoga, Belle Aventure, Sumurun, Mariella, Mariette, Charm III and many more. The Carriacou Sloops were well represented with Summer Wind, Summer Cloud, Sweetheart and Genesis. With light sailing conditions of 10-12 knots throughout, the entertainment was outstanding both on and off the water.
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Onboard Galatea
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Built in 1899, the oldest yacht in the regatta, 'Galatea', a beautiful classic yawl with an overall deck length of 72 ft owned by Judd and Pete TINIUS pulled off a clean sweep in the Vintage Class A division, winning all four races sailed. Classic Class A went to Wandering Albatross, the Traditional Class was won by Genesis and the Spirit of Tradition class was won by Equus.

Cuilan skippered by Peter UNDERDOWN (USA) picked up the Carib Bean Coffee Cup Single-handed CSA Big Boat Division trophy with Sunshine, Hans LAMMERS (ANT) claiming the small boat victory.

The Concours D'Elegance, judged on day one of the regatta was one by Belle Aventure. With some of the most beautiful sailing vessels in the world dressed in their finery at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina judging was not easy.

For a full list of entries and the results follow the link below.

ISAF (source: event website) Image: Kate and Juno Classics Class C © www.yachtbuddy.com
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