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 17, 2015.  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 23, 2015 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 2014 will be as follows:

Thursday, April 23 – 9 am to 5 pm
Friday, April 24 – 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, April 25 – 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, April 26 through Tuesday, April 28 – 8 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, April 29 (Lay Day) – 10 am to 12 noon
Thursday, April 30 – 8 am to 6 pm
Friday, May 1 – 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, May 2 – 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 25 – 1 pm to 3 pm
Sunday, April 26 through Tuesday, April 28 – 8 to 9 am and 3 to 5 pm
Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 – 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

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 24.  Registration times will be as follows:

Friday, April 24 – 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, April 25 – 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.

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, 2015.  The fee for all entries paid between March 1 and April 17, 2015 will be US $12 per foot of measured overall length.  All entry fees paid after April 17, 2015 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 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 17, 2015 will receive a refund of the entry fee, less a 20% administration fee.  Entries withdrawing after April 17, 2015 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.

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 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

MEASUREMENT

All boats in the CSA Monohull classes must have a valid 2015 digitally-certified CSA rating certificate.  All boats in the Bareboat classes must have a valid 2015 digitally-certified CSA bareboat certificate.  Multihull entries must complete the multihull information form or measurement request form at www.caribbean-sailing.com by no later than Noon on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in order to obtain a rating.  All information submitted on the form is subject to verification by the multihull measurer.

Please note that updates to the CSA Rating Rule in 2014 concentrated on improving the assessment of sail area and as a result if your rating certificate was not updated in 2014 additional sail measurements will be required for a 2015 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 additional measurements will be required so please contact a CSA measurer well in advance of the regatta.

Boats requiring CSA measurement in Antigua should contact either of the CSA Official Measurers listed below by no later than Noon on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  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:

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 offered to all classes for each race of Antigua Sailing Week 2015.  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.

The Regatta Organising Committee is developing courses for mutihull classes to encourage great participation of multihulls in Antigua Sailing Week including bareboat multihulls.  If have any course suggestions or comments, please email them to roc@sailingweek.com.

Courses for Antigua Sailing Week 2015 will be posted here closer to the Regatta. 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.

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.