MARY ROSE won Concours d'Elegance over all!
The first price given at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2015 goes to MARY ROSE!
“For the Concours d'Elegance, we are looking at key areas such as presentation, originality to concept and condition.” Commented Alan Hutchinson, Chairman of the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance. “There are discretionary areas such as whether the crew are living aboard and the history and stories behind these fascinating boats. For each class, these criteria are weighted in different ways. The Lunenberg Shipyard Alliance was started five years ago so that we could collaborate on projects, including the restoration of Bluenose II, which we are extremely proud of and the winners will receive trophies made from reclaimed mahogany from the restoration project. We have a team of very skilled craftsmen, whose families have been shipwrights for generations and we work with world-renowned designers for new projects. By supporting this regatta, we hope that the participants will come our way and we have a lot to offer in Nova Scotia; fantastic cruising in an unspoilt location that is barely on the map.”
The overall winner for the Lunenberg Shipyard Alliance Concours d’Elegance was Mary Rose. Joseph Kinley of Lunenburg Industrial Foundry and Engineering and Al Hutchinson from Covey Island Boatworks in Lunenburg presented Gerald Rainer owner of Mary Rose with the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance trophy.
Gerald Rainer's Schooner also won the 1st price for the best professional maintained yacht!