WISH YOU WERE HERE
05 Mar, 2011
In less than two months, Antigua Sailing Week, the Caribbean's longest
running and best-known regatta, will be in full flow and there is still time
to experience one of the top sailing regattas worldwide. Competitors will be
flocking to Antigua from all over the world, sailors and yachts from well-over a dozen countries are coming to the magical island in the central
Preparations are gathering pace for the grande finale of the Caribbean yacht
racing season and it is going to be an occasion not to be missed. This year
the bigger boats that are attracted to the event from all over the world,
will be joined by Dragon sailors, dinghy sailors and those who just want to
come and experience the fantastic shore side activities.
The sailing grounds around Antigua are rightly described as some of the best
in the world. This was very much in evidence during the recent RORC
Caribbean 600, which provided some spectacular sailing. Antigua boasts some of the best hotels, beaches, restaurants and bars in the Caribbean and
Antigua Sailing Week will be enhancing these outstanding facilities with
some memorable parties and occasions.
The hub of all the activities will be in the historic surroundings of
Nelson's Dockyard. The 18th century dockyard will be the home of the Event
Village, a brand new concept. The Beer Tent in the Event Village will be the
heart of the party, open to everyone daily after racing and well into the
evening. Food and drink will be available at reasonable prices, it will be a
place for all to rub shoulders and enjoy live music and entertainment as
well as the days' results and action via great photography and videos. The
Chivas VIP lounge will also be located in Nelson's Dockyard, a private venue
for invited guests to chill out in comfortable surroundings.
Antigua has some of the most spectacular beaches anywhere in the world with
superb restaurants and bars, taking
advantage of the breath-taking vistas across the azure blue ocean. Antigua
Sailing Week provides the opportunity to experience the best of Antigua.
There are parties scheduled for Galleon Beach, Shirley Heights, JollyHarbour and Dickinson Bay. Lay Day this year will take place in Falmouth Harbour with some hi-jinx aquatic events designed to add some sidesplitting
fun to the day and through into the night. The activities will start in the
afternoon, leaving plenty of time to chill out in the morning on one of
Antigua's world famous beaches or to enjoy a myriad of other activities.
This year, Antigua Sailing Week will not be just for the keelboats and
multihulls. A number of International Dragons and RS Elite dinghies are
available for charter at very competitive rates with or without
accommodation packages, allowing aficionados of different aspects of the
sport to join in the fun at the Caribbean's most famous regatta.
During Antigua Sailing Week thousands of visitors will be experiencing one
of the highlights of the worldwide yacht racing scene. If you don't want to
miss out, visit the official Antigua Sailing Week website and register now.
Photo credit: Ted Martin
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