Category: Press Releases

Race Day 1 – Launched!

Race Day 1 – Launched!

April 26, 2015 |

Eduardo Perez’s foiling G4 Gunboat, Timbalero III © Roddy Grimes-Graeme acquafilms   Antigua Sailing Week may be the oldest regatta in the Caribbean but there was nothing old school about Timbalero III. Eduardo Perez’s foiling G4 Gunboat was ripping up the race course today, literally flying at close to 30 knots of boat speed. In […]

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Pearns Point Round Antigua Race – Phaedo^3 & Nomad IV Breeze Around Antigua

Pearns Point Round Antigua Race – Phaedo^3 & Nomad IV Breeze Around Antigua

April 25, 2015 |

Pearns Point – a stunning background to the Round Antigua Race © Paul Wyeth pwpictures.com/Antigua Sailing Week With clear blue skies and tropical heat, the Pearns Point Round Antigua Race was a gentle introduction for close to 40 international teams, racing 52 nautical miles around Antigua. The relatively light wind of 12-15 knots conspired to […]

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Guadeloupe to Antigua Race – Phaedo^3 Blasts In from Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe to Antigua Race – Phaedo^3 Blasts In from Guadeloupe

April 24, 2015 |

Lloyd Thornburg of Phaedo^3 receives the Antigua Legend Trophy donated by Carlo Falcone of Antigua Yacht Club Marina, marking the new race record for the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race © Antigua Sailing Week/Ted Martin Photofantasyantigua.com  Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70, Phaedo^3 has smashed the race record for the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, completing the 42-mile course in […]

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Antigua Sailing Week – Under Starter’s Orders

Antigua Sailing Week – Under Starter’s Orders

April 23, 2015 |

Yachts from around the world will compete in the 45th edition of Antigua Sailing Week © Tim Wright/Photoaction.com The 45th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week will open for registration on Friday, April 24. Antigua Sailing Week is the longest running and most famous regatta in the Caribbean and this year the number of entries has […]

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Antigua Sailing Week Earth Day Announcement

Antigua Sailing Week Earth Day Announcement

April 22, 2015 |

Happy Earth Day & the Last Plastic Straw from the ASW Green Team! For Antigua Sailing Week 2015 sponsor Orange Limited, Sailors for the Sea, the Environmental Awareness Group, the National Parks Authority and Rubber Duck Recycling are working together with official venues, marinas and bar and restaurant partners in English Harbour, along with the […]

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Antigua Sailing Week Sailor Stories: Hartmut Holtmann – One Man, 25 Years & 477 Boats

Antigua Sailing Week Sailor Stories: Hartmut Holtmann – One Man, 25 Years & 477 Boats

April 22, 2015 |

Hartmut hosting the daily after race prize giving for his crews at the Antigua Yacht Club KH+P has become an integral part of Antigua Sailing Week. Based in Germany owner Hartmut Holtmann and his team have bought more crews to Antigua Sailing Week than any other organization. We talked to him about the journey that […]

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Antigua Sailing Week Announces New Sponsor Yida International Investment Group

Antigua Sailing Week Announces New Sponsor Yida International Investment Group

April 16, 2015 |

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce Yida International Investment Group (representing the Antigua Special Economic Zone) as a Development Sponsor and Sponsor of the Final Race Day of Antigua Sailing Week. The Chinese international investment conglomerate owns and operates projects across four continents, including Asia, Europe, Latin America and South America. In Antigua, the […]

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Volunteers – Opportunities for  Antigua Sailing Week 2015

Volunteers – Opportunities for Antigua Sailing Week 2015

April 13, 2015 |

Every year there are many heroes in the background who work tirelessly to ensure that all of the participants, whether on or off the water at Antigua Sailing Week, have a fantastic time. Whether an international judge, who is essential and legally required to ensure that the racing is managed fairly, or the team who […]

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Peter Holmberg to Defend his Title in Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at Antigua Sailing Week 2015

Peter Holmberg to Defend his Title in Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at Antigua Sailing Week 2015

April 13, 2015 |

The organisers of Antigua Sailing Week are delighted to announce that the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge will be returning to this year’s Lay Day events on Pigeon Beach on Wednesday, April 29. The Challenge is a one-day invitational one-design racing event featuring 24-foot RS Elite sailboats and offering top-quality racing for eight highly qualified […]

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UK’s Only All-Female Sailing School, Girls For Sail, Celebrates 15 Years at Antigua Sailing Week in 2015

UK’s Only All-Female Sailing School, Girls For Sail, Celebrates 15 Years at Antigua Sailing Week in 2015

April 7, 2015 |

Girls For Sail, the UK’s only sailing school dedicated to teaching women to sail, is celebrating their 15th anniversary of taking part in the prestigious Antigua Sailing Week. With less than a month to go until the 2015 event gets under starter’s orders the team are thrilled and excited to once again be part of […]

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Pearns Point to Sponsor Round Antigua Race & Antigua Sailing Week Green Team

Pearns Point to Sponsor Round Antigua Race & Antigua Sailing Week Green Team

March 25, 2015 |

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce Pearns Point as the official sponsor of the Round Antigua Race for 2015 as well as a Development Sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week through Pearns Point’s parent company Orange Limited. The Pearns Point Round Antigua Race will take place exactly one month from today, on Saturday, April 25. Located […]

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Flying Colours for Antigua Sailing Week

Flying Colours for Antigua Sailing Week

March 23, 2015 |

With less than a month to go to the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, over 100 yachts are entered to take part in the Caribbean’s longest running regatta, with more entries expected over the coming weeks. Antigua Sailing Week is expected to attract several thousand sailors and party revellers to Falmouth Harbour and Nelson’s […]

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Steel Pulse Headline Antigua Sailing Week

Steel Pulse Headline Antigua Sailing Week

March 13, 2015 |

Last Year’s big party featured Shaggy- photo by Ted Martin Legendary roots reggae band Steel Pulse will headline the live entertainment for the 48th Antigua Sailing Week. Dubbed ‘The best live reggae band on the planet’ by Vibe magazine, Grammy Award winners Steel Pulse have shared the same stage as Bob Marley and the Wailers, […]

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Antigua – Where it All Happens

Antigua – Where it All Happens

February 5, 2015 |

Antigua Sailing Week is the most famous sailing regatta in the Caribbean. Since 1968, sailors from all over the  world have flocked to Antigua for one of the world’s most prestigious yachting regattas, and for good reason. Ask any experienced yacht racer to name the best places to sail in the world and you can […]

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Antigua Sailing Week Strengthens its Relationship with Sailors for the Seas

Antigua Sailing Week Strengthens its Relationship with Sailors for the Seas

February 5, 2015 |

Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program is the world’s only certification system for water based events. One part education, two parts activation, the Clean Regattas program unites and mobilizes sailors by offering support and resources to help heal the ocean. With over 650 Clean Regattas certified since the program’s inception and 264,000 sailors—they’re raising […]

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Find your Charter

Find your Charter

February 1, 2015 |

Looking for a Charter? If you want to race at Antigua Sailing Week and don’t have a crew to race with or have a crew and no boat be sure to check out our charter options on the website. Bareboat Charter – Our official Bareboat Charter Sponsor is Sunsail which has a competitive bareboat fleet […]

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Sunsail Confirms Antigua Sailing Week 2015 Sponsorship

Sunsail Confirms Antigua Sailing Week 2015 Sponsorship

January 27, 2015 |

On course for the largest ever Sunsail bareboat charter fleet at Antigua Sailing Week 2015 Photo Credit: Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce Sunsail is back on board as the official bareboat charter sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week 2015. This is the fourth year running that Sunsail has been involved as a sponsor […]

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Big Boat Skipper Wins The RS Elite Challenge Summer Series At Nonsuch Bay.

Big Boat Skipper Wins The RS Elite Challenge Summer Series At Nonsuch Bay.

December 15, 2014 |

  Nine skippers were finally on the line to compete for two places in the 2015
Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge yesterday at Nonsuch Bay Resort.

Starting from 10am each team took part in six races to determine who would
move forward to the finals. Racing took place on the 24ft RS Elite keelboats
located at the resort which […]

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Let the Battle Commence

Let the Battle Commence

December 12, 2014 |

Sunday from 10am at Nonsuch Bay – 8 skippers – 2 places – in the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge end of Summer Series Final. Lunch is being served from 12 o’clock (reservations@nonsuchbayresort.com or call 562-8000). Winners will get clothing from the new 2015 Gill clothing range and spectators also get their chance to win. […]

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Franklyn Braithwaite makes the 2014 Independence Honours List

Franklyn Braithwaite makes the 2014 Independence Honours List

November 4, 2014 |

We are delighted to announce that Stedroy Franklyn Braithwaite, Director of Antigua Sailing Week, Regatta participant and the man behind A & F Sails’ superb sail making and repair work during the Regatta and throughout the year, has been named Grand Officer Most Precious Order of Princely Heritage (GOH) for distinguished contribution to sailing and community development […]

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