Wednesday, March 09, 2011
First West Indies Sail regatta was perfect.
Eight traditionally built wooden boats all crafted in the West Indies met this past weekend at The Antigua Yacht Club for the first West Indies Sail. Our boat Zemi is out of the water getting ready for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in April and we were asked to race on Pipe Dream which was recently resurrected by owners of other West Indian work boats here on Antigua. Anyway, the event came off exactly as planned with a huge amount of interest in taking part. The one race was a bit challenging as the wind was doing funny things. We were becalmed three times but this gave us time to drink our rum stocks down to nothing while enjoying being out on these authentic work boats as a group. Enjoy the photos I took during and after the race. As you can see, fun was had by all. Remember if you would like to come sailing on one of these amazing boats you can check www.adventureantigua.com and contact us from there.