Americas Cup to Make Guest Appearance During Antigua Sailing Week

Despite being hugely debased by its more recent history the oldest trophy in the history of sports remains nevertheless a worthy draw.
Now a local lad has helped organise the visit to Antigua, of the Americas Cup  coinciding with the official start of Antigua Sailing Week.
Shannon Falcone, grew up in Antigua and inherited his father’s passion for sailing. With some impressive sailing achievements already under his belt, he topped off last year when onboard Oracle Team USA which made a comeback to defend the last years America’s Cup.
On his return to Antigua & Barbuda following the win, Shannon was humbled by the support and interest that locals have shown in the Cup, his achievement, and sailing in general.
As a show of thanks for the support, Shannon has organised a Cup appearance to properly celebrate the unprecedented victory as only we in the islands know how.
The oldest trophy in the history of sports will be coming to Antigua for two days only, Saturday, 26th April and Sunday, 27th April.
Shannon’s ultimate goal is to share his passion for the ocean by inspiring the next generation to get on the water and to realize that they are capable of achieving their goals in life, no matter how difficult they may seem.
To help facilitate that, Shannon is founding The Lift Project, a non-profit company to help provide the resources and opportunities for local children to make the ocean their playground, as one never knows where it may take you in life, something Shannon discovered himself.
Of the America’s Cup Trophy coming to Antigua, Minister of Tourism, the Honourable John Maginley says: “There is no doubt that Antigua has and continues to develop outstanding sailors. For Shannon’s achievement to be highlighted during our biggest sailing event in the year is perfect timing.”
The Cup will also be on display on stage as part of the Yachting World Round Antigua Race Prize-giving and Antigua Sailing Week Welcome Party that evening.
Other opportunities to view the America’s Cup Trophy include from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Shirley Heights, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina lounge and from 9:00 pm until midnight at Abracadabra Bar and Restaurant, all on Sunday 27th April.