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 our sponsors Carib and Mount Gay.

The famous 72′ Herreshoff ketch Ticonderoga built in 1936

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.

48′ S&S Swan Montana won the historic class today

Gaff-rig cutter 46′ Windbreker sailed here from the Netherlands to compete

112′ Staysail schooner Vela enthusiastically sailed by their young crew.

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.

The Dragon class setting their spinnakers in Falmouth Bay

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