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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2018 Programme

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta  2018 Programme has been released!

 

Hello friends of Mary Rose!

the Regatta Programme 2018 is out and you will find shots from Mary Rose & crew all over the magazine.

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No damage after Irma

Good news about Mary Rose:

"Irma" at it's full strength missed Antigua and also upcoming "Jose" will pass by a little north.

Nevertheless others have not been that lucky. For example Barbuda which is just around the corner suffers from huge environmental and infrastructural damage done by Irma :-(

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Best Pictures from ACYR 2017

Best Pictures from ACYR 2017

Here a first selection of the best shots from the Classics event 2017.

Drone shots done with a DJI Mavic - onboard Gopro 4 black - and special thanks to Mandi from SY SKYE for taking great shots out of the chasing boat during the race.

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Mary Rose in the local news

While we had a lot of fun today at the dinghy race, the local "Observer" newspaper had Mary Rose on it's front page!
 
Below you find one shot from the ceremony yesterday evening.
 
So, that was it! The Antigua Classics 2017 are history - we had a lot of fun, big challanges, great and exiting sailing conditions. 
 
Stay tuned for great shots done by Mandi from SY Skye on the chasing boat which was a tough job in those rocky conditions.

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Last race & second place

After 3 hours and 20 minutes on sea racing a distance of 50 kilometers we missed first place for just about 3 minutes and got second.

 

After all with 2 wins, one second place and the first race missed due the front mast damage, Mary Rose & crew got  2nd over all in vintage class A!

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2nd race done and again winning!

Today it was the classic cannon course layout.
We had 2 to 3 meter waves and strong wind and did it again!
 
First in class & first of fleet today! 
 
Let's see what can be done tomorrow at the last race. Currently Mary Rose is already second in points of vintage class B (over all)!

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A come back story

What a great day!

 

Just after around 90 minutes after the mast has been lifted and fitted, Mary Rose was ready to leave the dock!

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Ready to go!

Mast is back in, shrouds are tight and sails are installed.

..Couple more minutes and Mary Rose will be ready!

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7:30 am - mast fitting time

After endless drilling and setting fresh bolts we are finally done.

The wooden mast foundation has a strong new 5mm steal reinforced structure below.

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Repairs going fine

Around one hour to go and the mast will be lifted and re-fitted.
 
After that, Mary Rose's crew will have some hours of work upcoming with fitting all booms, shrouds, ropes and installing the sails.
 
 
As repairs are progressing and our chances to join the regatta tomorrow are not too bad, others didn't have much luck on this first racing day:
 
...Damage like this means game over for this event.

 

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Drawback before‚Äč first race day

On Thursday, one day before the first race leg, we where out with Mary Rose. 
 
Wind was decent, the swell calm but after putting up the fisherman (5th sail between main and secondary mast) the 91 year old metal foundation for the front mast collapsed down within the ships hull.
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Last preparations ongoing

Today nearly the whole crew came together to check their positions, material and to set sails to proof that all ropes are mounted correctly.

 

Things went fine while being well hidden withing Nelson's Dockyard.

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Just about a week left until the Antigua Classic's 2017 will kick off!

Only a couple of days left until Mary Rose's crew will meet again around Nelson's Dockyard.

50 yachts are registered so far. Amongst them you will find the beautiful COLUMBIA, the impressive 3-masted Schooner ADIX, or the super fast WILD HORSES.

Check out the fill list: http://www.antiguaclassics.com/registration/

The 2017 30th anniversary Programme has been published and can be already viewed here: http://www.antiguaclassics.com/2017-programme/

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Within the Programme you will find Mary Rose or Crew on pages: S 22, S 45, S 76Enjoy!
Thursday, 13 April 2017 08:43
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BBC news published an article about Mary Rose

BBC news published an article about Mary Rose

published on the 19th of February: 

Charting a course: Vintage vessels ready for yacht race

Written by Gemma Handy

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Greetings from Mary Rose

Greetings from Antigua and Mary Rose.

Our Friend Ferdinand (Ferdinand Marshall Karl) is already on site to take care if all the preparations and refurbishments are going fine.

With 5 months to go, Mary Rose will be again in top condition and hopefully very fast!

In the meantime, check out antiguaclassics.com for the current registration list. I already count 5 Herreshoff Schooners!

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4th race done - class won!

4th race done - class won!

Today we sailed through the course again at very low windspeeds so it was all up to the perfect trim.

Never the less the vintage B class is ours with winning every race.

 

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3rd race - over all victory

3rd race - over all victory

After having a good start and no dirty air from big yachts this time, no mistaces made, Mary Rose could finally unleash its potential!

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2nd race day, still leading the class

2nd race day, still leading the class

With unusual low wind speeds of 6 to 10 knots Mary Rose again could stay in the lead by being the fastest ship in its class again.

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First day, first victory

First day, first victory

With a little bit more windspeed than expected, Mary Rose & crew could gain the first victory in its class and 4th place over all.

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First race day

First race day

With very low windspeeds predicted, Mary Rose will leave the habour in one hour.

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