Great Start to Sailing Week Takes Turn for the Worse with Titan Fire

After a great start to Antigua Sailing Week, Titan Powerplay was stopped in its tracks when a fire on board on Monday evening badly damaged the boat. Sailing World reports:

Nobody has been injured, however the Reichel Pugh 75 has been damaged beyond immediate repair and will not be racing for the rest of the regatta.

The fire started sometime shortly after dusk and was attended by the Antigua and Barbuda Fire Service. Special mention must also go to the entire yachting community based in Falmouth Harbor. Fire fighting equipment and training is a very important aspect of their profession and numerous yacht crew were quick to respond.

Our thoughts are with Tom and Dot Hill, the owners of Titan, who have been staunch supporters of Antigua Sailing Week for many years and also to Peter Cunningham and his Powerplay crew that were racing Titan Powerplay for Sailing Week.

Courtesy of www.sail-world.com.

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