Another windy day at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

On Saturday, the second day of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, the trade winds were still blowing hard which tested the lovely classic boats and their crews especially after the Friday evening dock party with a steel band and plenty of beer and rum courtesy of sponsors Carib and Mount Gay.  

Wave frothing behind yacht as she sails upwind through chop.
Spirit of Tradition French yacht 66′ Faiaoahe battling the waves. Pic –

The Butterfly course saw the 65′ Alfred Mylne cutter, The Blue Peter, built in 1929 win the vintage class and the 1973 S&S Swan, Montana beating the rest of the fleet in her historic class. The 91′ yawl Bequia came first again in the Spirit of Tradition class, as did Aschanti IV in the schooner class.

Montana sailing upwind.
The 48′ S&S Swan Montana won the historic class on Saturday. Pic – Ted Martin

The dragon challenge continued in Falmouth Bay with Filippo Amonti of Cortina Yacht Club winning the first race, Mike Toppa of New York Yacht Club winning the second and Rocco Falcone of Antigua Yacht Club winning the last two races of the day.

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