Antigua Sailing Week - Day 1, 2013-04-28


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Today was an exciting first official race day, both for the competitors and those officiating and assisting in the races as the teams had not worked together yet and, for many volunteers, a lot of new tasks and responsibilities. While I couldn't take any pictures of the starts because I was busy holding and changing flags, I did get quite a few pictures of the finishes and they are listed in alphabetical order by boat and chronologically for each boat with 2 finishes shown.

Preparing committee boat B Preparing committee boat B
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Preparing committee boat B
Committee Boat B preparations Committee Boat B preparations
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Committee Boat B preparations
Just in case... The rescue boat from ABSAR will hopefully not see any actual use
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Just in case...
Parked 2 deep at the docks One of the racing boats moored 2 deep at the docks in Falmouth Harbour
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Parked 2 deep at the docks
Committee boat A crew Committee boat A crew
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Committee boat A crew
Alfred on Day 1 - crew briefing Alfred doing the crew briefing on day 1 of the races and allocating tasks and responsibilities.
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Alfred on Day 1 - crew briefing
Montserrat is still smoking The distant island of Montserrat has an active volcano that is still smoking.
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Montserrat is still smoking
Pre-Race practice on the line Competitors practing runs and tacks on the first day of races.
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Pre-Race practice on the line
Preparing the marks The two powerboats repairing and preparing the mark
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Preparing the marks
Committee pin boat The pin boat ready for the start. It will be at the far end of the start line to ensure that everyone starts on the correct side of the mark and doesn't start before their allotted time.
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Committee pin boat
Committee Boat While the competitors are off on the race and before the hectic of the finish, we take a lunch break aboard the committee boat "A"
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Committee Boat "A" lunch
Setting the finish line The boats setting our finishing line marker
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Setting the finish line
The calm before the storm Relaxing and collecting our energy for the upcoming finishes.
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The calm before the storm
Finish line being drawn The powerboat is pulling the finish marker parallel to the line and will drop the anchor on our command.
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Finish line being drawn
Pam and Jane resting up for the hectic activity on the finish line
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Cary ready to mark down times and finishes Cary ready to mark down times and finishes
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Cary ready to mark down times and finishes

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Crew assembled Crew assembled
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Crew assembled
Committee Boat Committee Boat "A" cabin
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Committee Boat "A" cabin
We've got spectators! A Mount Gay Rum boat filled with partiers and spectators (in that order of priority) at the far end of the first day's finish line.
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We've got spectators!
Mount Gay Party Boat A boatload of spectators for the finishes.
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Mount Gay Party Boat
Post-Race discussions Alfred discussing some of the day's events while James looks on.
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Post-Race discussions
Post-Race at the Club Post-Race at the Club
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Post-Race at the Club
Looking down at the docks View down to the docks from the upper floor of the Antigua Yacht Club after the day's races are over.
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Looking down at the docks
Two spectator boats We've now got 2 boatloads of spectators at the finish line.
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Two spectator boats
Final preparations for the finish Alfred coordinating our final preparations for the first day's finishes.
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Final preparations for the finish
Wadadli Cats just beyond the finish The big catamaran with spectators holds station beyond the finish mark.
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Wadadli Cats just beyond the finish
Ambersail Ambersail finishing
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Ambersail
Ambersail Ambersail
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Ambersail
Ambersail Ambersail
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Ambersail
Arethusa Arethusa approaching the finish line.
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Arethusa
Arethusa Arethusa finishing
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Arethusa
Arethusa Arethusa
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Arethusa
Auliana II Auliana II finishing
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Auliana II
Auliana II Auliana II just crossing the line.
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Auliana II
Bristolean Bristolean approaching the finish line on day 1
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Bristolean
Caccia Alla Volpe Caccia Alla Volpe at the line
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Caccia Alla Volpe
Caccia Alla Volpe Caccia Alla Volpe finishing
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Caccia Alla Volpe
Caccia Alla Volpe Caccia Alla Volpe just crossing the finish line on Day 1
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Caccia Alla Volpe
Caipirinha Caipirinha approacing the finish line.
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Caipirinha
Caipirinha Caipirinha at the finish
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Caipirinha
Coyote Coyote approacing the first finish line of the race.
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Coyote
Coyote Coyote finishing
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Coyote
Cuba Libre Cuba Libre on the final stretch to the first finish.
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Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre Cuba Libre
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Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre Cuba Libre approaching the line
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Cuba Libre
Digicell Challenger Digicell Challenger close to the finish line
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Digicell Challenger
Digicell Challenger Digicell Challenger on the final meters to the finish line.
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Digicell Challenger
El Ocaso El Ocaso finishing.
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El Ocaso
High Tension High Tension final run
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High Tension
Hip Hop approaching the line Hip Hop about to cross the line.
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Hip Hop approaching the line
Hip Hop Hip Hop crossing the finish line.
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Hip Hop
Jaguar Jaguar at the line
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Jaguar
Kick 'em Jenny Kick 'em Jenny approaching the finish line.
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Kick 'em Jenny
Kick 'em Jenny Kick 'em Jenny
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Kick 'em Jenny
Kick 'em Jenny Kick 'em Jenny crossing the finish line.
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Kick 'em Jenny
Kuankun Kuankun just short of the line
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Kuankun
Kuankun Kuankun racing to the finish
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Kuankun
Kuankun concentration Kuankun just about to finish on day 1
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Kuankun concentration
Kuankun Kuankun last meters
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Kuankun
Lancelot II Lancelot II approaching the first day's finish line.
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Lancelot II
Lancelot II and fleet Lancelot II and a view of the rest of the fleet behind her.
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Lancelot II and fleet
Lancelot II Lancelot II
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Lancelot II
Lancelot II Lancelot II crossing the line.
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Lancelot II
Locura Locura
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Locura
Locura Locura approaching the finish
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Locura
Locura Locura crossing the line on day 1
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Locura
Maximizer Maximizer jibing the spi just short of the finish line.
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Maximizer
Maximizer Maximizer at the finish
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Maximizer
Maximizer Maximizer finishing on day 1
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Maximizer
Milanto Milanto finishing
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Milanto
Neptune Neptune approaching the first finish line of the races.
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Neptune
Neptune Neptune crossing the mark
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Neptune
Neptune Neptune going past the mark on the finish line.
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Neptune
Nix Nix approaching the finish line on day 1
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Nix
Nix Nix about to cross the finish line on day 1
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Nix
Nix Nix on the finish line.
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Nix
Northern Child Northern Child about to finish on Day 1
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Northern Child
Quokka 8 Northern Child approaching the finish line.
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Quokka 8
Scarlet Oyster Scarlet Oyster approaching the finish
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Scarlet Oyster
Scarlet Oyster Scarlet Oyster about to finish on day 1
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Scarlet Oyster
Scarlet Oyster Scarlet Oyster just short of the finish line.
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Scarlet Oyster
Scarlet Oyster Scarlet Oyster at the finish line on day 1 of the Antigua Sailing Week.
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Scarlet Oyster
Selene Selene approaching the first finish
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Selene
Selene Selene
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Selene
Selene Selene crossing the finish line on Day 1
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Selene
Slippery Slippery at the finish line
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Slippery
Slippery Slippery after crossing the finish line.
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Slippery
Sonic of Fayr Sonic of Fayr approaching the finish
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Sonic of Fayr
Sonic of Fayr Sonic of Fayr about to finish
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Sonic of Fayr
Sonic of Fayr Sonic of Fayr finishing
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Sonic of Fayr
Sonic of Fayr Sonic of Fayr crossing the finish line on day 1
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Sonic of Fayr
Southern Child Southern Child approaching the Day 1 finish line.
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Southern Child
Southern Child Southern Child
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Southern Child
Southern Child Southern Child crossing the finish line.
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Southern Child
Spirit Spirit coming to the line
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Spirit
Spirit - where's the crew Spirit - but with only 1 person aboard?
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Spirit - where's the crew
Spirit A solitary sailor waves at us with a wide grin while approaching the line.
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Spirit
Spirit Spirit finishing on day 1
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Spirit
Spirit Spirit - with the rest of the crew coming from below after giving us on the committee boat a couple of minutes of ... consternation... since we only saw 1 person at the helm and no other crew.
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Spirit
Spirit enjoying the prank that they played on us at the finish line.
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Starry Night Starry Night with competitors coming to the finish line.
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Starry Night
Starry Night Starry Night about to finish on day 1
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Starry Night
Starry Night Starry Night finishing just ahead of two other yachts.
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Starry Night
Sumatra Sumatra close to the finish
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Sumatra
Sumatra Sumatra just crossing the finish line.
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Sumatra
Sumatra Sumatra
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Sumatra
Venemous Venemous coming to the finish line.
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Venemous
Venemous Venemous
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Venemous
Venemous Venemous coming to the finish
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Venemous
Venemous Venemous just before crossing the finish line on Day 1
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Venemous
Venemous Venemous crossing the finish line.
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Venemous
Whisper Whisper checking out the committee boat and start line prior to the races.
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Whisper
Whisper coming to the finish
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Whisper Whisper about to finish on day 1
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Whisper
Whisper Whisper finishing with King Harald of Norway at the helm.
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Whisper
Whistler Whistler coming up to the finish line.
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Whistler
Whistler Whistler and an unruly spi just at the finish line.
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Whistler
Whistler Whistler crossing the finish line.
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Whistler
Wings Wings coming to the finish on Day 1 of the Antigua Sailing Week.
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Wings
Wings Wings finishing
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Wings
Prize ceremonies on Day 1 Prize ceremonies on Day 1
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Prize ceremonies on Day 1
   
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