Considered by many as a top-five regatta in the world, Antigua Sailing Week invites participants from all over the globe to compete through six days of challenging, adrenaline-filled yacht racing in idyllic conditions.
Antigua Sailing Week 2012 began April 29 and will continue until May 4. The regatta is hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club, and the event has taken place for 35 years, making it one of the world's premier sailing competitions.
Each year, more than 200 yachts, 1,500 participants and 5,000 fans attend. All of the racing will take place along Antigua's southern coast, where the the winds are most reliable and offer ideal sailing conditions. There will be daily prizes awarded at 5 p.m., with pennants presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class. First place finishers will also be given exciting prizes from the event sponsors.
The regatta will be accompanied by large parties in Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbor, which will also host the daily prize giveaways. On May 2, there will be a Lay Day Calypso Beach Party at Pigeon Beach. The final awards ceremony will take place May 4 at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Copper and Lumber Hotel. The regatta will wrap up on May 5 with Dockyard Day, when schools, dance troupes and friends will gather to enjoy family-friendly entertainment.
Six days of fabulous yacht racing in perfect Antigua waters — combined with exciting parties and the renowned hospitality of the island's people — make this regatta an unmissable event.
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