Eros raced against 80+ classic yachts in Antigua this past April.
The scenery was breathtaking and the action was heart-stopping at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in April, where eight charter guests and their teammates took on international competitors while racing on Eros. The team, comprised of sailors ranging from novice to expert, ultimately took third place in their class.
The 30th anniversary of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta brought together classic, vintage and traditional yachts for a 4-day race out of the English Harbor port in Antigua.
The team raced hard by day, reaching speeds of 12 knots under ideal wind conditions, bonding through teamwork and the quick mastery of sailing skills. On board, each participant was given a job, with the crew guiding and filling in where needed. There were two staysail teams, a jib team, a mainsail team, a tactician, a captain, and a first mate.
The experience proved extraordinary and thrilling for all, with new acquaintances quickly morphing into old friends, bonded by the shared energy of jockeying Eros into position at top speed amid so many other classic yachts.
In the evenings, the camaraderie continued with nightlife ashore as regatta participants connected over beers, networking, and touring some of sailing’s finest yachts.
“While we didn't win the race, we all felt like winners having forged lasting friendships,” said team member Gordon Cook.
Scott Rosen concurred: “My week on Eros during the Antigua regatta was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had.”
Eros is available for regatta charters. Charters can bring up to twelve sailors to supplement the yacht's crew of six. Eight charter guests can sleep on board, and Eros' captain will find accommodations ashore for extras.