Today was Day 2 of the Antigua Sailing Week and would be our committee boat's first real test as we had to do 2 races for all the classes and that could only be accomplished by running finishes and starts at the same time on opposite sides of the catamaran. We left the dock early in order to get into position and managed to pick up our mooring with little problem as I had Marguerite and Paul (who have an even larger catamaran than ours) working the front of the boat. The winds were from a good direction today and we could set both start and finish pins in positions where they had sufficient scope.
The starts and finishes went very well apart from a transcription error that I made regarding the course for our smallest class; but I managed to correct that in time and got aural confirmation from the four boats in that class that they'd received the correct course. All in all it was a fun day out on the water and that first drink after we docked at the AYC tasted very good and I think all of us felt it was deserved.


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Antigua Sailing Week 2017 logo

Daphne, Hans and Paul relaxing Relaxing aboard the committee boats after the day's work; Daphne, Hans and Paul look on to the crowds at the prizegiving ceremonies
(2017-05-01 17:20:44 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/125s] ISO 100)
Daphne, Hans and Paul relaxing
Finish line on the boat Linda is doing the finish line while Daphne and Pam are keeping timings and boat names/numbers in the correct order
(2017-05-01 11:19:40 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Finish line on the boat
Concentration on the finish line Two independant crews make up the finish line on Day 2 of the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week
(2017-05-01 14:03:27 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/2000s] ISO 100)
Concentration on the finish line
Legacy coming into the Finish Legacy, sail number TT 043, coming downwind to the finish line
(2017-05-01 13:19:43 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Legacy coming into the Finish
Pam identifying starters One of the important tasks aboard is to identify the boats in each class that are in the start area and to make sure that they are identified during the start and finish.
(2017-05-01 09:20:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Pam identifying starters
Prize giving for Day 2 Crowds are gathering to collect their prizes or watch them given out to other boats on Day 2 of the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week
(2017-05-01 17:21:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Prize giving for Day 2
Resting between races Our crew on the Committee B boat resting between starts and finishes.
(2017-05-01 13:07:00 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Resting between races
Busy bareboat start The line is busy during the start of this bareboat class
(2017-05-01 10:13:15 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Busy bareboat start
Yachts all over the horizon Lots of bright spinakkers and sails dot the horizon during the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week
(2017-05-01 13:06:53 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.2, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Yachts all over the horizon
Committe boat Cockpit panorama View during a down period on the Committee B boat
(2017-05-01 09:19:48 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Committe boat Cockpit panorama
Sailboats before the start Bareboats and others spread around the committee boat before the races begin
(2017-05-01 11:20:26 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Sailboats before the start
Prize giving for Day 2 The stage is set and the prizegiving ceremonies are going to start for the second day of the Antigua Sailing Week
(2017-05-01 16:52:45 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Prize giving for Day 2
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