Category: Press Releases

Notice of Race for the 50th Antigua Sailing Week and the Peters & May Round Antigua Race Now Available

Notice of Race for the 50th Antigua Sailing Week and the Peters & May Round Antigua Race Now Available

November 21, 2016 |

The organisers of Antigua Sailing Week are pleased to announce that the Notice of Race for the 50th Antigua Sailing Week to be held from April 29 through May 5, 2017 is now available.  The 50th Antigua Sailing Week will feature the top-quality, professionally managed racing that competitors have become accustomed to over the years, […]

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2016 Marc Lombard IRC 46 – Pata Negra now available for charter for ASW 2017

2016 Marc Lombard IRC 46 – Pata Negra now available for charter for ASW 2017

November 17, 2016 |

We are pleased to offer Peta Negra a Marc Lombard designed prototype IRC 46 built in 2016 for charter in the Caribbean this winter.  This light weight performance race yacht, has a large asymmetric sail plan and a carbon rig, which can produce speeds in excess of 20 knots.  Pata Negra is available for whole […]

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Official Yacht Transport and Logistics Partner Peters & May Increases its Commitment to Antigua Sailing Week

Official Yacht Transport and Logistics Partner Peters & May Increases its Commitment to Antigua Sailing Week

November 15, 2016 |

Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) is delighted to announce a further two-year partnership with Peters & May as the Official Yacht Transport and Logistics Partner of Antigua Sailing Week.  The agreement was finalised following a successful year in 2016, as it has been some years since Antigua has seen a consistent yacht transport solution into and […]

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Rhone Kirby and Bernie Wong to represent Antigua in the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

Rhone Kirby and Bernie Wong to represent Antigua in the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

November 15, 2016 |

The summer series finals held over last weekend at Nonsuch Bay Resort on the stunning east Coast of Antigua, resulted in a win for eighteen year old Rhone Kirby and his crew, with Bernie Evan-Wong coming second and Franklyn Braithwaite third. Rhone and Bernie being first and second, now get to race in the one […]

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Nonsuch Bay to Sponsor Antigua Sailing Week 2017 & the 5th Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

Nonsuch Bay to Sponsor Antigua Sailing Week 2017 & the 5th Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

October 13, 2016 |

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce that Nonsuch Bay Resort located on the east coast of Antigua within the protected waters of Nonsuch Bay, has confirmed its sponsorship of Antigua Sailing Week 2017 and as part of the agreement the 5th Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge. To celebrate the sponsorship, Nonsuch Bay and Antigua […]

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Kialoa patriarch, Jim Kilroy dies at 94 years

Kialoa patriarch, Jim Kilroy dies at 94 years

October 3, 2016 |

Vale Jim Kilroy John B. “Jim” Kilroy (May 1, 1922 – September 29, 2016) owned and raced the record-breaking Kialoa sailboats from the 1950s to the 1980s, helping pioneer the era of maxi yacht racing. In both 1982 and 1983 Jim Kilroy won the Lord Nelson Trophy racing on Kialoa IV and earlier this year […]

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Dream Yacht Charter Signs Three Year Sponsorship Agreement with Antigua Sailing Week

Dream Yacht Charter Signs Three Year Sponsorship Agreement with Antigua Sailing Week

September 23, 2016 |

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce a new three-year agreement with Dream Yacht Charter to become the Official Exclusive Bareboat and by the Cabin Charter Sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week through May, 2019. The Dream Yacht Charter fleet consists of 850 yachts in 47 locations worldwide, many of which have actively participated in Antigua […]

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Leaders Emerge at Antigua Sailing Week

Leaders Emerge at Antigua Sailing Week

April 26, 2016 |

  The CSA Racing division enjoyed spectacular windward leeward courses on the south coast of Antigua for the third day of Antigua Sailing Week. The rush to gain the upwind advantage from lifting pressure along the rocky shoreline caused some spectacular pin end punch-ups. Rock hopping upwind past the iconic Pillars of Hercules, the fleet […]

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Support Your Team at the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at the Presidente Lay Day Beach Party

Support Your Team at the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at the Presidente Lay Day Beach Party

April 25, 2016 |

For Antigua Sailing Week 2016 Presidente Beer Lay Day fun is back at Pigeon Beach on Wednesday 27th April. Following on from the big Luciano concert sponsored by Johnnie Walker the night before, it is the perfect day to hit the beach and enjoy some good clean Caribbean fun, cold Presidente Beer and competition. Now […]

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English Harbour Rum Race Day 1 – 96 Degrees in the Shade

English Harbour Rum Race Day 1 – 96 Degrees in the Shade

April 24, 2016 |

Hundreds of spectators watched the start of racing for Antigua Sailing Week from the Shirley Heights Breakfast Party and from the Half Moon Bay spectator boats, but none of them got as good a view as the curious whale that lined up in the pre-start area with the racing fleet. Warm air, 14 knots of […]

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Fabulous Start for 49th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week

Fabulous Start for 49th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week

April 23, 2016 |

There were near perfect conditions for the two stand-alone long distance races prior to Antigua Sailing Week. Following the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, a record fleet of 42 yachts took part in the Round Antigua Race and it turned out to be a race that one young up-and-coming Antiguan sailor will never forget. 15-20 knots […]

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Youth and Racing Fleet Boom at Antigua Sailing Week

Youth and Racing Fleet Boom at Antigua Sailing Week

April 20, 2016 |

With over 100 yachts racing at the 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, including an impressive 76 yachts in the CSA Racing Classes, the Caribbean’s longest running regatta is set for another fascinating chapter. With 28 yachts 50ft or over and teams from all over the world, Antigua Sailing Week 2016 is a cosmopolitan event […]

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Major Steps forward in Green Initiatives at Antigua Sailing Week

Major Steps forward in Green Initiatives at Antigua Sailing Week

April 18, 2016 |

For the past five years, Green initiatives have moved from being the latest buzz words, to an integral part of how the event operates. Of course there is always so much more that can be done, but having gone from a programme lead by one man, Martin Dudley its now a programme that is being […]

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2016 LIAT School Art Competition

2016 LIAT School Art Competition

March 22, 2016 |

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to launch the 2016 LIAT Schools Art Competition.  In October, LIAT, The Caribbean Airline celebrates 60 years of service, connecting our region and connecting the people of the Caribbean.  It seemed fitting therefore that the theme for the competition this year is concentrating on how our region connects with the […]

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Phaedo3 to set the pace for Antigua Bermuda Race 2017

Phaedo3 to set the pace for Antigua Bermuda Race 2017

March 21, 2016 |

Lloyd Thornburg’s American MOD70 Phaedo3 will be attempting a record run from Antigua to Bermuda this April with a view to joining the Antigua Bermuda Race next year. Phaedo3 has set multiple world records over the past 12 months, including the Antigua to Newport passage, taking just 3 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes and 12 […]

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Pay to Play – Charter Opportunities at Antigua Sailing Week 2016

Pay to Play – Charter Opportunities at Antigua Sailing Week 2016

February 11, 2016 |

From Russia to Australia, yachts and crew from over 20 nations will be competing at the 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week. The tropical climate, trade winds and ocean swell combined with the legendary shoreside atmosphere are irresistible to sailors from around the globe.  If you want to take part in the Caribbean’s longest running […]

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Virgin Atlantic Becomes Sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week

Virgin Atlantic Becomes Sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week

January 28, 2016 |

  Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce the beginning of a new three year sponsorship with Virgin Atlantic solidifying its position as the Official Exclusive UK Airline Sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week. For Virgin Atlantic the move to support Antigua Sailing Week strategically endorses its desire to support sports tourism in Antigua and the […]

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Peters & May Becomes Exclusive Yacht Transport Sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week

Peters & May Becomes Exclusive Yacht Transport Sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week

December 22, 2015 |

As the demand for yacht transport in the Caribbean increases, Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to confirm a sponsorship deal with global marine transport company Peters & May. Peters & May provides worldwide yacht transport services to many premier race teams, super-yachts and manufacturers, as well as private boat owners – moving more than 4,000 […]

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2017 Antigua Bermuda Race

2017 Antigua Bermuda Race

December 17, 2015 |

Organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the inaugural Antigua Bermuda Race will commence after the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week in early May 2017. The Antigua Bermuda Race is designed to offer an exciting passage race to Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. The Antigua […]

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2016 Merchandise Store now open On-line

2016 Merchandise Store now open On-line

December 11, 2015 |

Now available to buy online at www.sailingweek.com or in store at the Antigua Sailing Week Office, upstairs at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina Office in Antigua, is the first delivery of Antigua Sailing Week 2016 Merchandise. Gill technical wear is designed by sailors for sailors and features UV technology and high necks and long sleeves […]

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