From the north of Deshaies, Guadeloupe to English harbor and Antigua, about twenty yatches entered the race. A hot easterly breeze of about 15 loops moving somewhat to the south with a sensible sea state formed champagne terms and conditions for the fleet. Just about 42 miles of ocean race is the customary feeder race for Antigua saling week.
Rob Date, an Australian RP52 Scarlett runner, completed the ending line underneath fort charlotte Antigua, finishing the race within the given time of just around three and half hours.
Rob Date stated that their aim was to start well and try to go ahead of spirit of adventure and get the victory line before them. He said that they had a bit of problem with their code zero which they natured out but overall it was a nice practice, it was a fine shake out for the crew. The next day they will be racing around Antigua and this boat will go on a long one rather than short ones and so they are going to get out there.
All the way from Melbourne Australia covering about 18000 miles, Scarlett Runner has cruised to Antigua. Rowan Disco Leaper has cruised the entire way on Scarlett runner. They have completed only the half route and this is not the end, they have not been counting the miles. They will be sailing far to Hawaii. This is the first occasion on which any of the team has been on Antigua saling week.
At the prize distributing ceremony Scarlet Runner was adjudged winner on corrected time. By just five minutes on the corrected time Stephen C. Schmidt American Santa Cruz 70 stood in the second position. Third position was held by the Alex Johnston’s Grenadian oceanis 461 who was battling with William Bagget and Hans’s Lammers.