EC$5000 raised on the Inaugural Sailability Treasure Hunt

The Sailability Treasure Hunt has been hailed a success by the director of Sailabilty Bob Bailey. “ We are absolutely blown away by the level of support financially, raising just over EC$5000. But more than that we are delighted by the level of support from across the community of Antigua and Barbuda and we were so happy with the very positive feedback. People had a huge amount of fun.”

In total fifty-one (51) cars and one (1)  bicycle completed the treasure hunt. The first car left at 8.30am and the last team arrived back by 5.00 pm making it a very long day for organisers but ensuring that the the flow of cars and traffic was staggered throughout the day. Teams were required to stay in their cars on arrival and return to the National Sailing Academy to ensure minimal person to person contact.

The treasure hunt led teams from the National Sailing Academy on a 20-mile circular route through Liberta, All Saints, Jonas Road and back through the countryside via Potworks Dam to Bethesda, Christian Hill, Piccadilly, and English Harbour as well as some destinations which they weren’t supposed  to visit. 

Winners have been selected by adding up correct answers to the questions plus additional points for selfie’s sent to the organisers or posted to Facebook along with points for humour. As such the official winners are:

  1. Team Minuty on the Bounty (Kirsty Aird) – A weekend for 2 at Energie – 34 points
  2. We Thought it was Speed Dating (Gillian Gallagher) – A weekend for 2 at the Lodge including kayaking – 33.5 points
  3. Bad Gyal Ting (Gabrielle Thomas) – $400 Epicurean Voucher -33 points
  4. Carib Kai (Louis Evans) – Swedish or Thai Massage courtesy Energie Antigua – 32.5 points
  5. Mars & Venus (Denise Martin) – Dinner for two at 2 at Island Fusion – 32 points
  6. Mei be we Went the Wong Way (Mei Ling Evan-Wong) – Kayak Hire at the NSA. – 31 points.
  7. Stinky Booty (Ron Pile) – Massage with New U Spa – 30.5 points
  8. Monty D’Parrot (Aidan McCauley) – A single tank dive with Dive Carib – 30 points

Our cyclist Lindsay Duffy wins a Jewellery Set from India Eve’s Collections.

A final prize goes to the car which provided the most humour, albeit very difficult to judge, and a lot of proof that they went off course more than the average car . The prize goes to Scudders#2 (Rana Jamila-Lewis) and they win a bottle of red wine courtesy Island Fusion Bar and Restaurant.

Supervisor of the National Rehabilitation Centre, Ronald Greenaway, volunteered on the day and said of the event, “As the supervisor of one of the organisations who benefits from the Sailability programme, as well as one of its newest sailors, I was very pleased with the turnout on the day and with the monies raised. This will ensure that the differently-abled youths and adults in Antigua can continue benefiting from this awesome programme. A heartfelt to Bob and Su and all of the organisers for keeping Sailability at Heart.”

A huge thank you also goes to all the sponsors who provided fantastic prizes. They are Energie Antigua, Epicurean, The National Sailing Academy, Dive Carib, Sandra’s Island Fusion Restaurant, New U Spa, India Eve’s Collections and 268 Brewery, the many private donors, each of the teams who entered and for the significant support from the Antigua Media who gave so much airtime to help promote the event. This includes ABS Radio and TV, Observer Media Group, Antiguanice.com and ZDK Radio.

Winners can call into the National Sailing Academy to pick up their prizes.

Check out www.facebook.com/nationalsailingacademy for the live announcement of the prizes.