Friday, April 25, 2014

Classic Week 2014

Spirit of Rani  -my fav - spirit of tradition class
We got our watermaker fixed within 24 hours.  However fellow cruisers convinced us that we HAD to stay for Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.  Ok - twist my rubber arm.

It was nearly a week of racing and events that celebrate classic yachts, vintage yachts and the spirit of tradition.  We saw some fantastic sailing vessels.
3rd day of racing, Guiding Light started taking on water - pumps were rushed out to the finish line for them
Would I ever want one of these beauties?  No way.

Owning a classic, vintage or a spirit of tradition is not only a labor of love but a total commitment - heart, soul, mind, body and cash to said boat.  No less than 150% on any of these babies!

Wait....that sounds like s/v Honey Ryder.  Ha!  No, these are non-stop brightwork and upkeep on top of normal, everyday boat maintenance and pop-up challenges.  Everyday, 365 days a year!  It makes me tired just thinking about it.

But man......where these something to behold.  See for yourself.  WARNING - many pics.  I tried to narrow it down but so much beauty.....  
This boat sailed THROUGH the anchor field everyday, tacking back and forth, practicing

Carriacou Sloops
Yes, THAT Ticonderoga!!!
Ohhh, the attention to detail!  Look!
Look closely at the cockpit - one of the prettiest on the Concours d'Elegance
And soooo many more.

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