Antigua Sailing Week


Renowned in the sailing world as one of the Caribbean’s best sailing competitions, Antigua Sailing Week started in 1967 with just 10 boats, now it includes up to 200.

With an impressive daily schedule of races, including boats and yachts of all classes, the regatta is a dream event for those looking for more than just a relaxing holiday.

Taking place over five days the annual Antigua Sailing Week involves a variety of courses off the south coast and will draw over a 100 yachts of all sizes and descriptions.

Exciting post-race social events and prize-giving ceremonies are held every evening at the Antigua Yacht Club, culminating in a final awards ceremony on Friday followed by well-known celebrations.

Then on Saturday, Dockyard Day, the Antiguan flag is lowered to signal the end of Sailing Week, this then turns into a fun and friendly Caribbean street party where everyone joins together to enjoy live music, dancing and the fantastic local street food.

This year Antigua Sailing Week, takes place from 25th April to 1st May 2015, and to enjoy the glamorous parties, swanky dining and nail-biting yacht racing offered, you need a good base ashore.

Consider then the elegant surroundings of The Inn at English Harbour.

This fine Caribbean hotel is perfectly located to enjoy all of the event’s excitement and this exclusive offer includes watching the racing action in style from the comfort of the hotel’s yacht.

Book through Elegant Resorts and you get an excursion on board Xenia & Faye the hotel’s antique motorised yacht. Ideal for watching the racing at close proximity while enjoying food and drinks served on board.

The hotel’s amazing location right on the beautiful harbour’s edge means the usually quiet and serene hideaway is transformed into a hub for all the sailing excitement. Guests can relax in the morning by the pool or the white sands of the beach before heading back to the hotel for the best views possible of the races. Blending traditional colonial style with contemporary touches, The Inn at English Harbour offers guests luxury beachside Cabanas and luxurious Suites in the resort’s beautiful gardens, a Spa renowned for its aromatherapy treatments, two tennis courts and a stylish swimming pool right on the beach.

The Reef restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, and serves delicious local cuisine and international dishes in a relaxed beachside atmosphere whilst the Terrace restaurant is great for a romantic candle light dinner boasting stunning views out over the harbour.

The perfect Caribbean hideaway on a beautiful white sand beach, The Inn at English Harbour provides guests with a chance to be at the heart of Antigua Sailing Week, offering the best views in town set amongst luxurious surroundings. Excellent facilities, fine restaurants and expert staff combine to make a holiday at The Inn at English Harbour during Sailing Week an unforgettable experience of luxury, sailing and Caribbean hospitality.

Nightly rates at The Inn at English Harbour are £500 for a Beach Cabana or £600 for a Junior Suite, for guests staying between 1st March and 10th May 2015