MINISTER MAGINLEY MEETS SKIPPERS IN KEY WEST
21 Jan, 2011
Above and below Minister Maginley with Richard Matthews and the crew of the newly launched Oystercatcher XXV111 in Key West. (Photo Credits LaFearn Mattadeen at Mattadeen Media and Event Consultants (MMEC).
Thursday January 20th 2011 - Minister Maginley arrived yesterday in Key West, Florida where more than 150 boats are racing in the annual regatta. The Minister has meetings arranged with the event management team as well as yacht skippers to discuss synergies between the event and gain feedback from skippers directly about Sailing Week and the yachting season in Antigua.
The minister states "Attending Key West is an invaluable opportunity to be a part of a major US Sailing Regatta and to meet with industry officials about how we can continue to grow our Yachting Industry in Antigua in general and our regattas in particular held throughout the season."
He will also be inviting them to come and enjoy the fantastic racing during Antigua Sailing 2011 which this year is offering not only CSA ratings but dual scoring CSA and IRC in classes where 50% or more of the entries with an IRC certificate request dual scoring.
Yesterday the Minister met with Richard Matthews, a long time supporter and resident of Sailing Week, who is debuting his new yacht Oystercatcher XXV111 at Key West and has registered for both the RORC Caribbean 600 and Antigua Sailing Week.
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