Gaia tenacious to the finish
Andrew Eddy's British Oyster 48 Gaia was the last boat home and received huge applause on arrival at Antigua Yacht Club Marina after completing the race over three days after the race winner, Rambler 88. Gaia completed the race in an elapsed time of 4 days 19 hours 23 minutes 33 seconds on Saturday 24th February at 06 23 33 AST.
“The crew never gave up and never mentioned the night club as we passed St.Barths, or the chance to visit the frigate bird colony of Barbuda! We came here to finish the race and that is exactly what we have done!” exclaimed an emotional Andrew Eddy who was competing with his young crew: his daughter Aleatha, son Edward and their friends, all in their twenties.
Crew: Andrew Eddy, Edward Eddy (27), Flic (27), Lottie (27), Lottie (26), Rory Hawker (27), Ed Chichester (27), Aleatha Rous (Daughter) (33)
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