SAILING AND YACHTING
coasts of Antigua are ideal for yacht cruising and racing, with
constant trade-winds, and many harbours for exploration. Easily
a week could be spent cruising around this picturesque island of
the Caribbean. The sister island of Barbuda has shell laden beaches
so long that they dip below the horizon.
There are good airline connections with North
America and Europe and Antigua is centrally situated for Caribbean
Main events of 2013:
Super Yacht Cup Antigua
Now in its 5th year, this four day event comprises three days of exciting racing mixed with lots of social activities.
Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600
600 miles around the Caribbean starting and finishing in Antigua while taking in Barbuda, Nevis, Saba, St. Barts, St Maarten and Guadeloupe.
Classic Yacht Regatta
Hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club, this regatta attract between 50 and 60 yachts every year. Competitors range from traditional craft from the islands, classic ketches, sloops, schooners, and yawls to the elegant Spirit of Tradition yachts, J Class yachts, and Tall Ships.
Antigua Sailing Week
One of the top regattas in the world. Six days of challenging racing run and plenty of full social activities. Held under the auspices of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association.
PROVISIONAL RACING SCHEDULE FOR ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2013
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
6 pm - Closing time for entries. Late entries, if accepted, may be subject to a 20% entry fee penalty.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
9 am start (provisional) - Guadeloupe to Antigua Race – Deshaies, Guadeloupe to English Harbour, Antigua.
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race Welcome Party and Prize Giving on the lawn at Antigua Yacht Club.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
Yachting World Round Antigua Race.
Antigua Sailing Week Welcome Party and Yachting World Round Antigua Race Prize Giving - Nelson's Dockyard 6 pm (Prize Giving to start at 7 pm).
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
Racing Day One - Starts outside Falmouth Harbour. Warning signal for the first start at 10 am.
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
Racing Day Two - Starts outside Falmouth Harbour. Warning signal for the first start at 10 am.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
Racing Day Three - Starts outside Falmouth Harbour. Warning signal for the first start at 10 am.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
Lay Day - Activites and racing start at 1 pm.
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
Racing Day Four - Starts outside Falmouth Harbour. Warning signal for the first start at 10 am.
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
Racing Day Five - Starts outside Falmouth Harbour. Warning signal for the first start at 10 am.
Evening Awards Ceremony - Nelson's Dockyard - 7 pm
49th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show
The largest Charter Yacht Show in the world attracting up to 100 vessels.
Other events of the year organized by the
Antigua Yacht Club are the annual High Tide Series, Green Island
Race, informal Round-the-Island-Race and the "after work" Thursday
afternoon races for all-comers.
Antigua Charter Yacht Show
The Yacht Show is organised and operated by V.E.B.
Nicholson & Sons (Antigua Ltd). It takes place during the first
week of December each year. This will be the 38th year this firm
has invited agents from all over the world to inspect large charter
yachts that have sailed from North America and Europe. A Marine
Trades Show is also organised by the Marine Trades Association.
Some of the events are:
- Inspection of yachts by agents for the upcoming
- Marine Trades Exposition
- Lectures & slideshows
- Luncheon & cocktail parties (by invitation)
- Beating of the Retreat by the Royal
Antiguan Police Force
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