IT’S ANOTHER WIN FOR WINWIN IN THE “BATTLE OF THE BALTICS”
18 March 2020
In a familiar display of impressive competitive sailing Baltic 108 WinWin took two 1sts and a 2nd to secure her class win at the Superyacht Challenge Antigua.
The Corsairs class was an all-Baltic Yachts affair with WinWin followed closely by Baltic 112 Nilaya who recorded two 2nds and a 1st in the third and last race to secure 2nd place by just one point. These two yachts have established themselves as arguably the most successful superyacht regatta competitors in the world with remarkable records over a number of years.
For Baltic 112 Liara, who arrived in Antigua for her maiden regatta, scoring two 3rds and a 4th shows real potential for the future. After the second day of racing the owner told the organisers:
I have been on board Liara for every mile sailed since she left the yard. We tore a sail today, but we were on the money until that point. The boat is new to all of us, each day we improve little ‘nick-nacks’ here and there, we are still working the boat up. This is my fourth boat and everything I dreamt about. Baltic are and have been phenomenal. It never comes out of the box just right, but they have been fantastic with the upgrades.
The SYCA enjoyed a record entry for their 10th anniversary regatta, the dates of which had been moved to be closer to the St Barths Bucket, partly to make the logistics of taking part in both events easier. In an unfortunate turn of events, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the organisers to cancel the Bucket for the first time in its history. However, in keeping with the social, fun filled spirit of the planned event, this was the right call.
The SYCA’s overall Gosnell Trophy was awarded to the Oyster 82 Zig Zag.
Congratulations to owners, crew and support teams for their great performances in the Caribbean!