TIGER BREAKS ROUND-THE-ISLAND RECORDMonday 27th February 2023
If you thought the RORC Caribbean 600 all about the boats, time to think again. As a lead up to the main event on Monday, February 20th, a new series of races culminated in an Antigua 360. Over 20 boats set of to race around the island - and two boards!
Tiger Tyson is Antigua’s Olympian kiteboarder and joined the boats in an attempt to break the record - and he did! Previously held by the high speed trimaran Phaedo at 2 hours 44 minutes, Tiger showed everyone how it’s done and flew in at 2 hours 38 minutes! He was joined at the start by a US boarder, who had to retire with a ripped sail.
With strong winds, seas and a record amount of sargassum, this was a challenge for the boats, let alone the kiteboard. If that’s what Tiger can do in those conditions, imagine what he can achieve in the Pan Am games in Chile later this year and the next Olympics.
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