It is with a great degree of sadness that we must report that a fire on board Titan Powerplay took hold in Falmouth Marina last night resulting in the boat being badly damaged.
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 Harbour. 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.