YOUNG ANTIGUAN BREAKS WORLD RECORDFriday 24th November 2023
There are a number of ways to travel the 100 miles from Antigua to Sint Maarten in the West Indies for the St Maarten Budget Marine Optimist Championship. Flying in comfort comes to mind. In a sailing boat, it is an overnight sail. Tackling the journey in the 7’ 9” Optimist dinghy, a boat typically reserved for junior sailors in more sheltered waters, is not the usual vessel for a long-distance voyage.
In a remarkable feat of determination and skill, 14-year-old Carrack Jones embarked on a world record-breaking attempt to sail his Optimist dinghy 100 miles from Antigua to Sint Maarten, just in time to enter the championship. Read the full article here
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