Get Close to the Action During Antigua Sailing Week 2018

23rd Apr 2018

It’s nearly time for one of the most competitive regattas in the Caribbean when crews across different classes will be battling against each other and the elements on the water. It’s the 51st Antigua Sailing Week between April 28 – May 4 and we’re proud to be this prestigious event’s official bareboat partner. Take a look at last year’s highlights…

 

Where sailing comes first
Watch more than 100 boats compete across racing, multihull, bareboat and club classes. Spectate from the water by chartering one of our catamarans, but hurry as we’ve only a few left for that week at our base in English Harbour. Give our team a call at 855.650.8902. Motherships are also available as race fleet bases or for cruisers who like the idea of being in the middle of the action but not racing.

Photo Credit Paul Wyeth

You can join the many boats taking part in ‘Chase the Race’ and enjoy being out on the water alongside the competing yachts and Lay Day sees sailors and spectators having fun together at a Caribbean beach party. The event ends with a lively awards evening and party in Nelson’s Dockyard.

Regatta schedule

  • 28 April: Peters & May Round Antigua Race
  • 29 April: English Harbour Rum Race Day 1
  • 30 April: Fever-Tree Race Day 2
  • 1 May: Youth to Keel Boat Race Day 3 and Reggae in the Park
  • 2 May: Lay Day Beach Party
  • 3 May: Johnnie Walker Race Day 4
  • 4 May: KMPG Race Day 5 and Final Awards Party

Alison Sly-Adams, Commercial Director, Antigua Sailing Week, says: “How do we follow such a milestone year? At Antigua Sailing Week our conviction that we are starting the next 50 years of our regatta and going from strength to strength is exciting. It’s the second year of our club class, designed for less serious racers and cruisers, and ensuring that we have more and more local sailors we will be celebrating our youth sailors through the new youth to Keel Boat programme. Shoreside, Lay Day is all about fun and games in and out of the water and a line-up of the best Antiguan DJ’s and that follows our ninth Reggae in the Park concert. And for those who are staying on after the racing is finished, our 2nd Dickenson Bay Beach Bash will be the perfect wind down to a phenomenal week. The question is, are you up to the challenge?”

Photo Credit Paul Wyeth
Want to race?
The regatta has changed a lot from its humble beginnings in 1968 when a group of friends set up the first event. Now it is an established part of the Caribbean calendar and a fantastic event to be part of. If you’d like to race in 2019, tell our team by requesting a quick quote, emailing us at infona@dreamyachtcharter.com or calling 855.650.8902.