General Regatta Information
Online entries are now open and payments may be made online.
Entries received after 6 pm on Friday, April 18, 2014 may be subject to a 20% surcharge on the entry fee.
The Committee Desk will be located at Antigua Yacht Club beginning on Thursday, April 24, 2014 and will remain open during the hours specified below throughout the Regatta. The Committee Desk will monitor VHF Channel 12. There will also be a Protest Desk adjacent to the Committee Desk at Antigua Yacht Club after each day of racing.
COMMITTEE DESK OPENING HOURS – PROVISIONAL
Committee Desk opening hours for 2014 will be as follows:
Thursday, April 24 – 9 am to 5 pm
Friday, April 25 – 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, April 26 – 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, April 27 through Tuesday, April 29 – 8 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, April 30 (Lay Day) – 10 am to 2 pm
Thursday May 1 – 8 am to 6 pm
Friday May 2 – 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, May 3 – 10 am to 1 pm
NELSON’S DOCKYARD INFORMATION BOOTH
There will be an Information Booth located near Dockside Liquors in Nelson’s Dockyard during the following hours:
Saturday, April 26 – 12 noon to 4 pm
Sunday, April 27 through Tuesday, April 29 – 8 to 9:30 am and 3 to 5 pm
Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2 – 8 to 9:30 am and 3 to 5 pm
Please note that the Information Booth is for purposes of information only. You may be able to view or obtain copies of official notices and results at the Information Booth but the Official Notice Board will be located at Antigua Yacht Club and is the only official source of all up to date and accurate information.
Registration will take place at the Committee Desk at Antigua Yacht Club beginning at 9 am on Friday, April 25. Registration times will be as follows:
Friday, April 25 – 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, April 26 – 9 am to Noon
Sailing Instructions, class flags, bow and stern numbers, any required advertising materials and any other essential information must be collected at Registration.
Please complete registration as early as possible to enable Race Officials to finalize class allocations well in advance of the first race of the Regatta.
For Antigua Sailing Week’s full week of racing, the entry fee for all classes will be US $12 per foot of measured overall length. For boats whose owners are members of Caribbean Sailing Association yacht clubs, the entry fee will be US $10 per foot of measured overall length.
For the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, the entry fee will be US $50 for all boats up to 50 feet of measured overall length. For boats over 50 feet of measured overall length, the entry fee will be US $1 per foot.
For the Yachting World Round Antigua Race, the entry fee for all classes will be US $2 per foot of measured overall length.
A refundable cash deposit of US $50 or its equivalent will be charged to all boats requiring bow and/or stern numbers.
All fees are payable in cash (US dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euros and EC dollars), cheques drawn on Antiguan banks, Travellers’ Cheques, Visa or MasterCard. Cheques drawn on Antiguan banks should be made payable to Antigua Sailing Week.
Note: A fee of US $100 plus any bank charges will be levied on all payments returned for whatever reason.
All boats in the CSA Monohull classes must have a valid 2014 digitally-certified CSA rating certificate. All boats in the Bareboat classes must have a valid 2014 digitally-certified CSA bareboat certificate.
Please note that updates to the CSA Rating Rule for 2014 have concentrated on improving the assessment of sail area and as a result additional sail measurements will be required for a 2014 CSA rating. These measurements can be taken from reputable sail makers’ documentation for the sails, so where this is available it will speed up the process. If documentation is not available and for some unforeseen reason the additional measurements are not done, the older estimates of sail area will be used. However, as this may result in a slightly higher rating we encourage yacht owners to make the necessary arrangements to have the new measurements done in good time.
Boats requiring CSA measurement in Antigua should contact either of the CSA Official Measurers listed below by no later than Noon on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Measurement of boats in time for Registration cannot be guaranteed after that time. Full details of CSA Rules, Amendments and Official Measurers can be obtained from www.caribbean-sailing.com or contact your local CSA Measurer or Antigua Sailing Week Committee Desk.
CSA Official Measurers in Antigua are:
Multihulls should complete the multihull information form found at www.multiratings.com as soon as possible so the Regatta Measurer can calculate an accurate rating well in advance of the Regatta. Information can also be emailed to: email@example.com.
CSA measurement can be done in advance in most islands throughout the Caribbean. For more information visit www.caribbean-sailing.com.
All bareboat entries must comply with the Bareboat Class Requirements.
A variety of courses will be offered to all classes for each race of Antigua Sailing Week 2014. There will be several course options for each race to be chosen by the Race Officer immediately prior to the race, depending on the size of boats in the class and current weather conditions. Options will range from very short courses for small boats in light wind conditions, to much longer courses for bigger boats in heavy wind conditions. The objective is to have every boat racing for approximately three, but maximum four hours, on each day. If there are two races in a day, it is anticipated that the total racing time will not exceed four hours.
Courses for Antigua Sailing Week 2014 can be found in the Provisional Sailing Instructions booklet here. Final Courses and Sailing Instructions will be available at Registration.
WATER & FUEL
Water and fuel are available in English Harbour at Antigua Slipway; in Falmouth Harbour at the Port Authority Dock, Antigua Yacht Club Marina and Catamaran Marina; and in Jolly Harbour at Jolly Harbour Marina.
A safety boat with paramedic on board, call sign “ABSAR”, maintains a listening watch on VHF Channel 16 during all racing. When calling on the radio make certain you use the word EMERGENCY on your call.