Supermaxi SHK Scallywag (HKG), skippered by David Witt, crossed the finish line off St. David's Lighthouse, Bermuda just before 10pm local time, taking Line Honours in the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race in an elapsed time of 3 days 08 hours 54 mins 21 seconds.
Antigua Bermuda Race Chairman, Les Crane gave the Scallywag's a warm welcome, motoring out to meet the boat before their finish.
SHK Scallywag crew: Skipper David Witt, Anemike Bes, Harry Bethwaite, Tom Clout, James Crampton, Nick Crones, Ferdinand Galetta, Kris Mark Galetta, Alex Gough, Phil Harmer, Jack Macartney, Matt Pearce, Ben Piggott, Trystan Seal, Miles Seddon, Lindsey Stead and Charlie Wyatt.
Scallywag was outside the record set last year by Stephen Murray Jr.'s Volvo 70 Warrior (2 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes and 48 seconds). SHK Scallywag's Australian skipper David Witt spoke about the 935 mile race dockside at the Customs House, shortly after finishing.
"The boys did great, but we are a bit disappointed we didn't get the record as the weather did not play our way," commented Witt. "We sailed the boat really well and the boat is getting more reliable, and hopefully getting a bit quicker. We are looking forward to the rest of the year, before we have a crack at the Sydney Hobart Race. This race was a good length for a 100 footer. It gives us a chance to really stretch our legs, as most of the other races are 600 mile sprints. This has been a great lead up to the Transatlantic Race. It has been 25 years since I have been to Bermuda and I just found out that Ian Williams won the Gold Cup yesterday, so I might catch up with him."