Known as the Caribbean’s hottest sailing week, Antigua Sailing Week is one of the world’s premier racing regattas. Held in late April/early May each year, this regatta for ocean going yachts has been running for over 40 years and attracts yachts and sailors from countries all over the world, as well as thousands of spectators.
Antigua Sailing Week is a Caribbean Sailing Association event and is run using the CSA Rating Rule. The actual Sailing Week comprises five days of competitive racing beginning on the Sunday. Racing takes place for approximately three to four hours per day and is run out of English and Falmouth Harbours on the south coast of Antigua.
No description of Antigua Sailing Week is complete without a mention of the famous social scene. Heavily sponsored by some top international brands, socializing and partying are a significant part of each day’s activities. Midweek there is the famous Lay Day where spectators and competitors join in fun events centred around Antigua Yacht Club as well as enjoying all the sights and activities that Antigua has to offer. The awards presentation takes place on Friday evening after the final day of racing. Celebrations and serious rum drinking continue into the small hours at the awards presentation party, which every year provides Sailing Week with a glamorous finale.
Suggested Charter Period: 23rd April to 7th May 2013 (NB: The minimum charter period is longer for this regatta, due to the volume of yachts; therefore it takes longer to check in /out.)
Suggested booking: 4 days before start of race, and 4 days after end of race. Time must be allotted to sail to Antigua. Antigua is 95 miles SE of St. Martin.
|For full pricing and to book your place on the Antigua Sailing Week, please contact a member of the sales team on 0844 463 6817.|
|Yacht Charter Hire||As per rate sheet or call 0844 463 6817|
|Racing Deposit||£4,200||Per yacht: Compulsory charge covering all elements of loss or damage during the specified period, except for negligence; payable by credit card at the Base. This deposit will cover the period of the race week plus 2 days. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure the boat is cleared by the base before switching back onto CDW cover (if requested).|
|YDW||£Standard||Standard YDW charge for any charter days before/after Racing Deposit Days period detailed above|
|Race Entry Package||£750||Per yacht (payable in advance with final balance payment)|
|Mooring at English Harbour||$11 p/ft||Payable locally: Available with ADVANCE booking only. Available from Saturday 25th April from 1400 hrs until Saturday 2nd May at 1000hrs charged at 8.50 USD per foot for the week|
|Entry to functions||Payable Locally|
INCLUDED IN RACE ENTRY PACKAGE
|NOT INCLUDED IN RACE ENTRY PACKAGE|
|Race Entry fees|
Yacht Preparation & Hull Cleaning
Local cruising taxes
Provisioning & beverages
Spinnakers, poles, cruising chutes - not available in the Caribbean
Delivery charges to/from Race locations(if required)
Tickets & entry to official functions