General Regatta Information

Online entries are now open and payments will soon be able to be be made online.

Please enter online by no later than 6 pm Friday, April 15, 2016.  Entries may be accepted after that time at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee.  Any entries accepted after that time will be charged an entry fee of US $14 per foot of measured overall length.

COMMITTEE DESK

The Committee Desk will be located at Antigua Yacht Club beginning on Thursday, April 21, 2016 and will remain open during the hours specified below throughout the Regatta.  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 2016 will be as follows:

Thursday, April 21 – 9 am to 5 pm
Friday, April 22 – 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, April 23 – 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, April 24 through Tuesday, April 26 – 8 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, April 27 (Lay Day) – 10 am to 12 noon
Thursday, April 28 – 8 am to 6 pm
Friday, April 29 – 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, April 30 – 10 am to 1 pm

REGISTRATION

Registration is mandatory for all entrants including bareboats and will take place at the Committee Desk at Antigua Yacht Club beginning at 9 am on Friday, April 22.  Registration times will be as follows:

Friday, April 22 – 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, April 23 – 9 am to 12 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 but by no later than 12 noon on Saturday, April 23 to enable Race Officials to finalize class allocations well in advance of the first race of the Regatta.

ENTRY FEES

For Antigua Sailing Week’s full week of racing, the entry fee for all classes will be US $10 per foot of measured overall length if paid in full prior to March 1, 2016.  The fee for all entries paid between March 1 and April 15, 2016 will be US $12 per foot of measured overall length.  All entry fees paid after April 15, 2016 will be charged US $14 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 Pearns Point Round Antigua Race, the entry fee for all classes will be US $2 per foot of measured overall length.

Paid entries withdrawing on or before April 15, 2016 will receive a refund of the entry fee, less a 20% administration fee.  Entries withdrawing after April 15, 2016 will not receive a refund except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

A refundable cash deposit of US $50 or its equivalent will be charged to all boats requiring bow and/or stern numbers.  The deposit will be refunded upon return of the bow and stern numbers to the Committee Desk by 12 noon on Saturday, April 30.

We encourage online payment of all entry fees with Visa or MasterCard.  Entry fees may also be paid at the Antigua Sailing Week office upstairs at Antigua Yacht Club Marina open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday year round.  Payment in person may be made by cash (US dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euros and EC dollars), cheques drawn on Antiguan banks, Travellers’ Cheques, Visa or MasterCard.  Cheques drawn on Antiguan banks must be made payable to Caribbean Sailing Events Inc.

Note:  A fee of US $100 plus any bank charges will be levied on all payments returned for whatever reason

MEASUREMENT

All boats in the CSA Monohull classes must have a valid 2016 digitally-certified CSA rating certificate.  All boats in the Bareboat classes must have a valid 2016 digitally-certified CSA bareboat certificate.  All multihull entries must obtain a CSA multihull rating at www.caribbean-sailing.com by no later than 12 noon on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in order to race.  All information submitted is subject to verification by the Multihull Measurer. Bareboat charter companies will take care of obtaining a rating for all multihull bareboats.

Boats requiring CSA measurement in Antigua should contact either of the CSA Official Measurers listed below by no later than 12 noon on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  Measurement of boats in time for Registration cannot be guaranteed after that time.  Full details of CSA Rating Rules, Amendments and Official Measurers can be obtained from www.caribbean-sailing.com or contact your local CSA Measurer or Antigua Sailing Week Committee at roc@sailingweek.com.

CSA Official Measurers in Antigua are:

Tony Maidment, Tel: (268) 773-5598, E-mail: maidment@candw.ag
Sandy Mair, Tel: (268) 464-1097, E-mail: sandym@candw.ag

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.

COURSES

A variety of courses will be for all classes for each race of Antigua Sailing Week 2016.  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 to 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.

Sailing Instructions and Courses for Antigua Sailing Week 2016 will be available soon.

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, Falmouth Harbour Marina and Catamaran Marina; and in Jolly Harbour at Jolly Harbour Marina.

MEDICAL FACILITIES

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.