Antigua Race Week 2016
“One of the stars at this year’s Antigua Sailing Week was the maxi Kialoa III. The 78-footer was visiting for the first time since winning the regatta in 1979.
Kialoa III is a Sparkman & Stephens design. She was one of a string of IOR maxis named Kialoa owned by Australian Jim Kilroy that dominated the circuit some 30 years ago. The boat is best remembered for her line honours victory in the 1975 Sydney Hobart when she broke the race record that stood for 21 years.”
“One of the most famous yachts racing this year is the S&S 78 Maxi, Kialoa III, which was last seen at Antigua Sailing Week (then called Antigua Race Week) in 1979. Kialoa III has been recovered and restored to its high performance racing condition by the K3 Foundation. After its debut in the Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco last September, the yacht has sailed over 8,000 miles to Antigua to try to emulate her win back in 1979.”