January 20, 2012
GRAND SOLEIL 46 "ANTILOPE" WINS KEY WEST RACE WEEK!
Willem Wester finished second at Key West last year so the Netherlands native decided to up the ante, buying a new boat and bringing some major talent aboard. Wester upgraded from a Grand Soleil 43OT to a new Grand Soleil 46 and hired Volvo Ocean Race veteran Bouwe Bekking as tactician. Those moves paid off as Antilope won seven races and led from start to finish in winning IRC Class 3 by 19 points.
ALSO, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CREW OF "KALEVALA II" A GRAND SOLEIL 37 B&C.
Tapio Saavalainen has been racing Key West on Kalevala II since the GS37 was originally launched in 2006. Sailing in the highly competitive PHRF fleet of 11 boats, Kalevala was always on the podium and finished 3rd with a crew of friends and sailors from Finland.
April 4, 2011
ANTILOPE, Grand Soleil 43OT Wins the BVI Spring Regatta in Tortola! Again, Congratulations to Willem Wester and crew.
March 28, 2011
ANTILOPE , Grand Soleil 43OT Wins the International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas with straight bullets after 3 days of competitive racing.
Congratulations to Willem Wester and crew.