Fishing Tournament Fund Raiser

AYC held a Fund Raising event on Friday 11th June that saw 60 anglers ranging from ages 5 years to adults participating. Persons were allowed to fish from their boats or on land. The event raised funds for the Optimist World Championship scheduled for 1st to 10th July in Italy.  Sailors representing Antigua are Emily Gaillard, Alistair Knoblauch and Patrick Greensmith.

The winners of the Tournament were:

Sailing Instructor Rhone Kirby – Biggest Fish (not a snapper) and the most weight
Shanoy Malone received a prize for the biggest snapper

Prizes for the tournament were donated by Bar-b’s Restaurant & Bar

We also had a raffle:
Dylan Meade won the top prize – Sushi Boat for 6 compliments of Club House Restaurant
Antony Brookes , won a Team Antigua Sailing Kit – compliments AYC Member Simon Holt
Ainsley Smith – won a case of Carib Beer compliments of Bar-B’s Restaurant and Bar
Jessica Duce – won a bottle of rum from Bar-B’s Restaurant and Bar

Special thanks to Angie Dickinson of Club House Restaurant, Barbie of Bar-b’s Restaurant and Bar, Mike Simon for providing the sprats, the Marina for allowing anglers to fish on the dock, and last but not least, parents of the sailors –  John and Lorraine Gaillard and Kirsty Knoblauch.

The event was a success and parents, sailors and supporters had fun.

Karl, Manager of the Dinghy Sailing Program hopes to host another Fishing Tournament in the near future!!!