Category: Press Releases

New Race Officers for Antigua Sailing Week 2016

New Race Officers for Antigua Sailing Week 2016

December 1, 2015 |

The 49th Antigua Sailing Week is now only five months away and regatta organisers are delighted to announce that two new race officers will be joining the team in 2016. Stuart Childerley will be joining as Principal Race Officer (‘PRO’) and Stephen Parry as Race Officer (‘RO’) on the Committee Boat B start line. Stuart […]

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Mark Fitzgerald & Karl James through to Lay Day Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

Mark Fitzgerald & Karl James through to Lay Day Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

November 15, 2015 |

Perfect conditions at Nonsuch Bay delivered a great day of racing for the 5 skippers and their teams who took part in the RS Elite Summer Series Final at Nonsuch Bay Resort earlier today. Competition was as fierce as expected when you get the big boys on the water in the RS Elites. Karl James, […]

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New ASW 2016 Gill Merchandise Range Goes on Sale at the RS Elite Summer Series Final

New ASW 2016 Gill Merchandise Range Goes on Sale at the RS Elite Summer Series Final

November 12, 2015 |

Tomorrow is a big one for Antigua Sailing Week as the brand new Gill Merchandise Range for 2016 hits down in time for the RS Elite Summer Series Final at Nonsuch Bay Resort. Gill has renewed its partnership with Antigua Sailing Week for the next two events, ensuring its slot as the official merchandise sponsor […]

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Sunsail Continues Sponsorship of ASW for 2016 & Supports Green Initiatives

Sunsail Continues Sponsorship of ASW for 2016 & Supports Green Initiatives

November 3, 2015 |

Hot competition in the bareboat fleet at Antigua Sailing Week 2015. Photo credit: Paul Wyeth pwpictures.com Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce that Sunsail is back on board for Antigua Sailing Week 2016 as the official bareboat yacht charter sponsor. Of the continued sponsorship Brittany Riley, Marketing Manager for North and South America, says: […]

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Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True

October 12, 2015 |

As winter sets in across most of the northern hemisphere, the lure of Antigua Sailing Week appeals to many overseas sailors. The tropical climate, trade winds and the famous ocean swell make Antigua’s south coast one the best places to sail anywhere in the world. Antigua Sailing Week has always attracted an international fleet with […]

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Doors Open for Antigua Sailing Week 2016

Doors Open for Antigua Sailing Week 2016

July 16, 2015 |

Scarlet Oyster racing in Antigua Sailing Week 2015. Photo Credit: Paul Wyeth  Entries are now open for Antigua Sailing Week, the Caribbean’s longest running regatta, which will host its 49th edition from April 23 – 29 2016. This year the organisers are delighted to announce that for yachts arriving and returning to Europe, Peters & May […]

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Antigua Sailing Week 2015 Wrap Up Survey

Antigua Sailing Week 2015 Wrap Up Survey

May 18, 2015 |

If you were lucky enough to come to Antigua Sailing Week 2015, we would like to invite your feedback about the event so we can keep on improving it. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey and tell us what you thought – whether good or bad, and any ideas you would […]

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Yida International Antigua Sailing Week Final Awards – Sleeper By A Whisker

Yida International Antigua Sailing Week Final Awards – Sleeper By A Whisker

May 2, 2015 |

  Jonty Layfield and his jubilant crew on Sleeper/U-Go celebrate their overall win at Antigua Sailing Week – Holders of the Lord Nelson Trophy 2015 © Paul Wyeth pwpictures.com  The Awards Ceremony for the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour. The glittering prize giving was attended by His […]

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Yida International Antigua Special Economic Zone Race Day 5 – Scarlet & Sleeper Dare to Dream

Yida International Antigua Special Economic Zone Race Day 5 – Scarlet & Sleeper Dare to Dream

May 1, 2015 |

The 48th Antigua Sailing Week comes to an end in spectacular style on race day 5 sponsored by Yida International Antigua Special Economic Zone when class winners were decided – Jonty Layfield’s Antiguan CS40, Sleeper/U-Go © Paul Wyeth pwpictures.com The final day of the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was blessed with amazing conditions, […]

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Race Day 4 – Sunsplash Antigua

Race Day 4 – Sunsplash Antigua

April 30, 2015 |

Friedrich Boehnert’s German Dufour 45, Doppelbock racing in CSA 5 © Paul Wyeth pwpictures.com With just one race to go tomorrow, several class winners have now been decided at Antigua Sailing Week. Two yachts in particular have emerged as contenders for the overall prize – the Lord Nelson Trophy – one of the Caribbean’s most famous […]

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Lay Day at Antigua Sailing Week – Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

Lay Day at Antigua Sailing Week – Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

April 30, 2015 |

  Teams compete in the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge on Lay Day at Antigua Sailing Week © Paul Wyeth pwpictures.com Steel Pulse Lit up Nelson’s Dockyard and the Italian Stallions ruled in the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge. Tuesday April 28 – Thousands of people packed out Nelson’s Dockyard Marina for the massive live music […]

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Caribbean Alliance Insurance Race Day 3 – Close Racing in Paradise

Caribbean Alliance Insurance Race Day 3 – Close Racing in Paradise

April 28, 2015 |

Close racing in Antigua Sailing Week – © Paul Wyeth pwpictures.com With eight races planned for Antigua Sailing Week, the competition passed the halfway mark today. Overall class leaders have emerged as contenders for one of the most prestigious prizes in sailing, the Lord Nelson Trophy. Today, all classes had two races providing short, sharp […]

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Johnnie Walker Race Day 2 – Two Bullets for Bernie

Johnnie Walker Race Day 2 – Two Bullets for Bernie

April 27, 2015 |

TAZ, Bernie Evan-Wong’s RP 37 won both races in CSA 4 on the Johnnie Walker Race Day 2 at Antigua Sailing Week © Paul Wyeth pwpictures.com The second day of Antigua Sailing Week was blessed with cracking conditions with well over a thousand sailors returning to shore, grinning from ear to ear after a spectacular day […]

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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 48th 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 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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