Yachtsmen's anger over Aussie skipper shooting
Reports of the aftermath of the murder of a yacht skipper on the Caribbean island of Antigua say that some sailors are turning their back on preparations for the 42nd Antigua Sailing Week – the largest regatta in the Caribbean – and sailing instead to St Maarten, Nevis and St Barts.
At a recent meeting on the island yachtsmen swore and shouted at police for failing to stop dangerous criminals infiltrating the community.
Cruising sailors have set up their own Caribbean Safety and Security Net to try and help with issues raised by crime on the islands. Alena Sitkova, the partner of superyacht skipper Drew Gollan, 38, who was shot and killed, was also wounded in the attack. She said Gollan had died trying to protect her and their baby daughter Carolina during a robbery. He was shot three times in the chest.