Antigua Sailing Week: Tschuss wins the Round Antigua Race Peters & May Trophy

Tschuss,Fast 40+
The Peters & May Round Antigua Race is the traditional stand-alone event before the start of Antigua Sailing Week.
This year two courses were in use by the Race Committee, including a 26-mile Almost Round Antigua.
Moody weather with pewter skies and tropical downpours affected this year’s race.
With the wind speed varying from 16 knots to almost flat calm, the 52-mile course was shortened to a finish at Curtain Mark, just southeast of the stunning Cades Reef.
Normal trade wind service is expected to resume for the first day of Antigua Sailing Week, starting on Sunday 1st of May.
The overall winner of the Peters & May Round Antigua Race after CSA time correction was the American FAST40+ Tschuss, skippered by Johnny Mordaunt.
“It was a light wind race especially at the start, but halfway round the breeze picked up and it was really enjoyable. It was quite refreshing and very interesting because after a windy Caribbean season that is the first time we have raced the boat in under 10 knots. The boss will be super-happy to receive the Peters & May Trophy at the prize giving tomorrow.”
Gunboat 68 Tosca, co-skippered by Ken Howery and Alex Thomson took line honours in the Multihull Class. Back in January, Ken Howery crossed the Atlantic with Tosca to get to Antigua and was reunited with his team for their first race in the Caribbean. “Today the conditions were not as advertised, but we had a really great sail and it was great to see the island from the water. We did have a few run-ins, including touching a rock, but we had a wonderful day and it is lovely to be here. This is my first Antigua Sailing Week and I have my family here, so I am really looking forward to sailing with my dad and my cousin,” said Howery after the race.
This is not the first Antigua Sailing Week for Vendee Globe veteran Alex Thomson, but this regatta will be the first time Thomson has ever raced a multihull inshore. “We are really just starting with this boat so we are learning every day,” commented Thomson. “Antigua Sailing Week is always advertised as the best racing in the Caribbean and although today did not live up to that, we are really looking forward to racing this amazing boat at the famous regatta.”

Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Antigua!
We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages.
Contact us at [email protected]


  1. What has fool done in so many years in office.

    Horrific roads
    Low pay
    No pay
    Back pay
    Electricity internet subpar
    Hotels really ?
    Infarstructure and……

Comments are closed.