The Yachting World Round Antigua Race – Saturday, April 26, 2014

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The Yachting World Round Antigua Race is a standalone event on the Saturday between Antigua Classic Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week and will this year take place on 26th April, 2014.

A huge variety of racing and cruising yachts is expected for the 52 nautical mile race around Antigua in an event that provides an ideal way for many classics to complete their Caribbean racing season.

All yachts are welcome and encouraged to enter this exciting one-day race. The race will also provide an excellent day of practice for boats preparing to compete in Antigua Sailing Week.

An international fleet is expected to join local yachts and Yachting World is once again to be the sponsor.

They encourage yachtsmen to take on the challenge of breaking the existing Round Antigua Race elapsed time record, currently held by Sir Peter Harrison’s Farr-designed 115-foot, Sojana, which completed the race in 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds in 2009.

The current holder of the Yachting World Trophy is Whisper, helmed by His Majesty King Harald of Norway.

Photo: Tim Wright/

The magnificent 94-foot Frers, Bristolian, will be a favourite for line honours this year, although two high performance 52-foot race boats, will provide a two pronged threat.

The elapsed time winner of the Yachting World Round Antigua Race will be awarded the Yachting World Trophy after the race at the awards presentation to be held in conjunction with the Antigua Sailing Week Welcome Party

Prizes will also be awarded to the overall corrected time winner and to winners of 1st through 3rd places in each class.