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Oyster 82, Zig Zag, awarded second in class at the 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua

Oyster 82, Zig Zag, was awarded second in class at the 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua counting a 1st and three 2nds over the four races.

The sixth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua took place 29 - 31 January and attracted eleven entries for the three days of competitive racing along the stunning south coast of Antigua.

Oyster 82, Zig Zag, competed for the first time this year and she was part of the five-strong Class B, against Tenaz 128ft Dubois, Marama, 102ft ketch, SeaQuell, 108ft Dubois designed sloop and Gloria, 126ft schooner.

Interviewed after Race Day Two, Oyster 82, Zig Zag Skipper Phil Howard Smith, was delighted with her performance. “What is really pleasing is that we are sailing the boat well and that is being rewarded in the rating system being used. We are getting off the line with good speed and the upwind team and the downwind team are driving and trimming the boat extremely well.”

With more and more Superyacht regattas adopting the ORC SY handicap rule and being open to yachts over 80ft, there is a new opportunity for the 33 Oyster yachts built to date over 80ft to enjoy the Superyacht regatta circuit.

With Zig Zag’s great result and Oyster 825, Maegan’s class win and 2nd overall in the Palma Superyacht Cup 2015, we’ll be watching the Loro Piana BVI 2016 Regatta (9-12 March 2016) keenly as Oyster 82, Pandemonium, Oyster 825, Maegan, & Oyster 885, Guardian Angel, join the fleet of 22 entries.

The organisers of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo, Sardinia (7-11 June 2016) have offered class prizes to the Oyster fleet if we can gather 10 or more entries. Come on guys – this will be fun!

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