The evening before I had spoken with Claire, who along with Steve, was responsible for the finish line of the Guadeloupe - Antigua race and was asked along (perhaps because I admitted to a smidgen of French to assist in possible language difficulties on the VHF). So after completing my clearance formalities at English Harbour, much speeded up with the new eSeaClear system, and returning to the boat for a coffee I headed out again at 11:30, tied up my dinghy in Falmouth, walked to the docks in English Harbour, took M&M's water taxi to Galeon Beach and then walked up to the lookout point above the bluffs at the entrance to English Harbour.
All of the pictures and the rest of the day's events can be found on the under the Antigua Sailing Week page or for today's page at Pre-Race Gaudeloupe to Antigua, so won't repeat the pictures or the story here.

Antigua Yacht Club pre-meeting Looking down on the lawn (that smoke is from a misting system, not cigarettes) during the pre-start meeting.
[17°0'41.04"N 61°46'14.48"W (facing NW)]
Antigua Yacht Club pre-meeting
Antigua Sailing Organizers Antigua Sailing Organizers
[17°0'41.04"N 61°46'14.48"W (facing SW)]
Antigua Sailing Organizers
Finish observation point panorama Taken from the ruins of Fort Charlotte, overlooking the entrance to English Harbour on Antigua. This was the first of the racing events of the 2013 Antigua Race Week, a race from Deshaies on Guadeloupe to this finish line (a virtual line from where the photos were taken to the red marker anchored offshore). I joined the officials Claire and Steve for a comfortable day in the shade and taking note of the boats crossing the finish line.
[17°0'1.98"N 61°45'38.51"W (facing W)]
Finish observation point panorama
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