Friday, March 16, 2018

Antigua Sailing Week 2018

51st Edition of Antigua Sailing Week 
April 28th - 4th May 2018

All photos courtesy of Antigua Sailing Week

This is the longest running sailing regatta in the Caribbean, and all of the 
best international yachting community (from classic wooden sailboats to 
50-100 foot mega yachts) show up for this annual event.   

Attracting over 100 yachts yearly, Antigua Sailing Week consists of five days of competitive racing off the rugged south coast of Antigua plus an optional day of racing around the island. This flagship event with a history of over 50 years takes place in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nelson's Dockyard and surrounding areas.

Not a sailor? Not a problem!
What better way to get a first-hand experience of Antigua Sailing Week’s (ASW) races than to actually be out on the water alongside the racing yachts, and there are plenty of parties onshore every night adding to the Sailing Week excitement. 

ASW offers the opportunity to Chase The Race during EVERY day of racing . . .  
Dates are Sunday 29th April, Monday 30th April, Tuesday 1st May, Thursday 3rd May, Friday 4th May. This year, Chase the Race, sets off and returns to Falmouth Harbour so participants can be completely immersed in the activities of a typical race day. Without the stress of having to win!

The provisional schedule for Antigua Sailing Week 2018 is as follows:

Saturday, April 28
Peters & May Round Antigua Race,
Prize Giving & the Official ASW Opening Party

Sunday, April 29
ASW Race Day 1 & Daily Prize Giving & Party

Monday, April 30
ASW Race Day 2 & Daily Prize Giving & Party

Tuesday, May 1
ASW Race Day 3 & Daily Prize Giving
The Big Party Night

Wednesday, May 2
Lay Day Beach Party
Lay Day provides a wonderful opportunity for sailors and spectators alike to get together and have fun. Take a tour to Cades Reef, snorkel, have lunch and head back to anchor off Pigeon Point with prime position for the Lay Day festivities. Join in the beach fun and enjoy the full Caribbean Beach Party experience.

Thursday, May 3 
ASW Race Day 4 & Daily Prize Giving
Captain’s Cocktail Party

Friday, May 4
ASW Race Day 5 & Daily Prize Giving
The Final Awards Ceremony & Party

Special Accommodation Rates are being offered from The Inn at English Harbour

Happy Travels,

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