August 28th, 2022
The NSA would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to participate in our August Fun Day. 7 RS Fevas, 7 RS Zests and RS Terrs and 4 lasers battled it out on the start line with each class racing a minimum of 5 races. Senior Instructor in charge of performance was enthusiastic about the participation at this event. ‘ I have been really pleased to see that we had great competition not just in the RS Feva Class but also in RS Zests and Lasers. For many of the sailors it was their first time racing, or the first time in a new class and we hope that they will want to continue over the coming months and years.’
Results by Class
1st Deschante Durant
2nd Jahvon ‘ Bloom ‘ Hector
3rd Jakeem Warren
A special mention to Gerald ‘ Benji’ Benjamin who competed in laser for the first time and placed 3rd in one of the races.
RS Zest Class
1st Johan Salmon & Ajae
2nd Imani John Polanco and Mia Duce
3rd Tyson Robinson (single-handed)
RS Fevas Class
1st Rhone Kirby and Emily Gilliard
2nd Shanoy Malone and Joshua Daniel
3rd Ozan Lafond
The sailors won vouchers worth EC$50 from Office Xpress, Antigua Sailing Week hats, and for the winners in the hotly contested RS Feva Class, Emily Gilliard won a watch courtesy Locman Italy.
Off the water, teams battled it out in the Treasure Hunt which took drivers 44km around eastern and central parts of Antigua before heading back to the NSA. Three teams vied for first place with a tie-break deciding positions. In first place Team Ball Bags , 2nd the Divers and 3rd place to the Disunited Colours of Benetton .
There was also prizes for best costumes and the two winners were Team Landy Loonies for amazing (but very hot ) constumes and Team The Admirals who had designed and printed their own T Shirts especially for the occasion.
Party band 1761 played the party into sunset and hunters, sailors and spectators relaxed together over cold beers and food from the grill.
General Manager Alison Sly-Adams said of the event, ‘ We are really pleased with the level of participation and I am particularly thankful to all of the team, volunteers and the new set of trainees who are working towards thee next dinghy Instructor Qualification, who have been working so hard in preparation for the day. The number of sailors interested in competitive sailing is increasing and we look forward to seeing how many of the students will advance into the yachting industry whether as a sport, career or leisure option’.
All of the funds raised on the day go towards the School’s Sailing Programme which restarts on September 5th with the start of the new school year.