Tuesday, May 1, 2018

J/122 LIQUID Smokes POP-UP Regatta Pursuit

J/122 Liquid sailing Caribbean regatta (St Kitts)- The heat was on Monday, April 16th during the inaugural “POP-UP Pursuit Race” from Gustavia Harbour, St Barthelemy to Christophe Harbour, on the southeastern tip of St Kitts.  Race Promoter Becky Rutland promised a beautiful, fun Pursuit Race followed by two delightful days of surprises and fun for all ashore.  The event acted as the ideal feeder race for the Antigua Classics and Antigua Sailing Week regattas.

The exhilarating 5-6 hour, 52.0nm race gave sailors an unforgettable experience and a bird’s eye view of one of the Caribbean’s most prominent marinas.

The race from St Barts to Christophe Harbour’s Super Yacht Marina was pretty much a straight shot across gorgeous, aquamarine Caribbean seas.  Taking it all in stride and winning the coveted POP-UP CUP was none other than Pamala Baldwin’s hot J/122 LIQUID, making the crossing in just over 6 hrs for an average speed of 8.67 kts!

According to Pamala, “one of the best parts of this race was the promise of “gratis” docking and three days of spontaneous fun-- parties, games, barbecues! Plus, the dance parties at the ever popular Salt Plage water front club at Christophe Harbour were loved by our crew!”

Christophe Harbour was founded by S/Y “Andromeda la Dea” owner “Buddy” Darby, who designed the superyacht marina with superyacht owners and crew in mind. The marina currently houses 24 alongside superyacht berths and is estimated to provide 250 state-of-the-art alongside berths. For private or charter yacht homeport, the marina is considered an extension of crew ashore and offers exceptional guest concierge services to fulfill guest and crew needs, such as VIP clearance, provisioning, freight forwarding, local itineraries as well as ultra-fast Wi-Fi. Add to Flipboard Magazine.