Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
New Years Resolution – Take Part in Antigua Race Week
As 2012 fades away behind us it is time to think of warmer climes and high adventure
Warm trade winds and Caribbean surf are the norm for five days of scintillating racing during Antigua Sailing Week.
With just over four months to go to the event in 2013, the Regatta Organising Committee for the 46th edition of the Caribbean’s most prestigious yachting regatta has been hard at work.
The Notice of Race for the 2013 edition of Antigua Sailing Week is now online at www.sailingweek.com.
After the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race on Friday, April 26 and the Yachting World Round Antigua Race on Saturday, April 27, Antigua Sailing Week will kick off on Sunday, April 28 and conclude on Friday, May 3
All races will take place in the waters surrounding the south coast of Antigua. This will allow all competitors to base themselves in one location for the duration of the event.
Lay Day, always provides a mid-week break from racing and will do so again this year on Wednesday, May 1. It is a day set aside for fun and games and an exciting new event for the Caribbean’s most prestigious sailing regatta.
Hundreds of people enjoyed Lay Day last year which will be returning to Pigeon Beach in 2013. The beach is walking distance from both Falmouth Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard
There will be activities for all ages with beach side barbeques and music with fun and games for everyone. However, there will be one significant addition to Lay Day in the coming year.
In 2013, Antigua Sailing Week’s Lay Day will have a fresh and thrilling racing event, The Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge.
This invitational event will feature a fleet of RS Elites and will offer high-quality one-design racing for accomplished skippers and their teams
First prize will be a week’s stay for two at Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua with complimentary use of its outstanding sailing and water sports activities.