Sailors enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at Antigua Sailing Day Regatta
St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association (SESCA) held their third Antigua Sailing Day Regatta at Lackford Lake.
Despite the challenging conditions, two dozen boats turned out to compete split into adult and junior divisions amidst the backdrop of Calypso sounds of the steel band, that had been generously provided by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority.
In the first race, Anthony Gunstone, crewed by his son Felix, led throughout holding off strong competition to claim victory ahead of the Lasers of Mike Senior and Alan Wright, with Ali Stephens (Laser Radial) fourth.
In the first junior race, the Denny brothers, James (14) and Richard (12) battled for the lead in their Toppers with the former overcoming his brother followed by Ian Anderson third and Shane O’Neill fourth.
The Gunstones clinched their second win of the afternoon in race two ahead of Stephens, with Wright third and Steele fourth.
In the second junior race, Richard Denny led from the start and held on to take the gun ahead of his elder brother, James.
The course was changed for the final race, with a short start line close to the shore providing an entertaining view for the spectators.
Despite this the Gunstones made it a clean sweep, claiming another victory ahead of Wright and Steele, while the final junior race turned out to be a re-run of the second, with Ben Denny taking another first on handicap, Richard second, James third and Anderson forth.
In the overall standings, the Gunstones were clear winners of the adult prize, Richard Denny clinched overall victory in the junior division.