Antigua Race Week 2017

“Restored 43-year old maxi Kialoa III is both a hardy supporter and a new returnee – as a participant in the 70’s and 80’s; then after a more than a 30-year hiatus a return to ASW in 2016 and again this year.  Roland Pieper, Helmsman on Kialoa III, on behalf of the K3 Foundation which restored the boat said, “After our rather strong performance in 2017 with a yacht from 1974, we were rewarded with a class win (7 bullets – 7 points).” He goes on to throw down the gauntlet. “In 2018 we will come back and will certainly aspire to do better.  Kialoa III can win Antigua Sailing Week overall, and we will be so bold as to make that our target for 2018.”

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“The regatta was the second time Kialoa III had been back in true racing form since being purchased in 2013 by the K3 Foundation and restored for two years. The foundation first displayed the fruit of its labors at the Rolex Big Boat Series in 2015, an event during which Pieper recalls dealing with many failures and issues that triggered another phase of restora tion. In 2016, Pieper raced Antigua Sailing Week and finished second overall. “We did pretty well, given a number of break- ages and failures, which hurt our end result,” he says. “Antigua Sailing Week 2017, however, marked the completion of her restoration with no breakages.”

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