Video above published May 3, 2017: Helmsman Roland Pieper explains how the restored 43-year-old Maxi Kialoa III is still so competitive at Antigua Sailing Week 2017. Sailing footage courtesy of www.acquafilms.com
Antigua Sailing Week 2017: One of the favourites for the Lord Nelson Trophy, Ross Applebey's Oyster 48, Scarlet Oyster was called over the line at the start and did not return for some time. However, the Scarlet Oyster team rolled up its sleeves picking off the opposition one-by-one to scrape back into second position. Jonty Layfield's Swan 48, Sleeper X took the gun and the race win, but Scarlet Oyster is CSA 5 champion. In other hot classes, Sergio Sagramoso's Melges 32, Lazy Dog scored its fourth bullet. Bajan TP52, Conviction, skippered by Clint Brooks scored its seventh win, as did Maxi, Kialoa III and Sir Peter Harrison's Super Maxi, Sojana. There were also other prizes to win, including three of the CSA Class winners and Bareboat One, which were hanging in the balance.
Video above published May 4, 2017
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