The annual Antigua Sailing Week is the longest running sailing regatta in the Caribbean that attracts sailing enthusiasts from all over the world. One of the premier sailing events in the world, the sailing week is all about water action and great parties.
During this 7 day event, Antigua is visited by sailors participating in the race events as well as spectators who love to watch the races and enjoy the perfect Caribbean surroundings.
If you are looking forward to a vacation in the Caribbean any time soon, planning it around the Antigua Sailing Week would be a great idea.
Antigua Sailing Week 2020 Dates
The 7 day sailing event will start on Saturday, 25th April and will end on Friday, 1st May.
Day wise event line-up:
25th April: Round Antigua Race
26th April – 28th April: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd racing days on South Coast, Antigua
29th April: Lay day
30th April – 1st May: 4th and 5th Racing days followed by Prize Ceremony
Antigua Sailing Week Overview
Running for more than 40 years, this regatta for ocean going yachts attracts lots of sailors and thousands of spectators from various countries. On the five days of competitive racing, the yachts race for around 3 to 4 hours. The yachts run out from two harbours on the south coast of Antigua, English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour.
The event days are incomplete without partying and socialising. On each day of the racing event, participants and spectators gather for post-race debates with beer at Beer garden, Antigua Yacht Club. Awards are distributed too each day for all classes of sailors. The after-race parties are really fun to attend.
A big party is organised at the end of Day 3 where you can enjoy a lively night. Listen to live music from local and international artists, eat delicious food, and gulp down discounted drinks. Another bug party is organised after the final day of racing. The event ends with the final prize distribution ceremony which is followed by drinks, party, great food, and more.
Participating in Antigua Sailing Week
If you wish to participate in the sailing event, entry closes 30 days before the event starts. The races are organised in four different categories – Division A, Division B, Cruiser Fleet, and Bareboat Fleet.