Yachting World Round Antigua Race
Antigua Sailing Week 2012 re-introduced the now-famous Round Antigua Race, which continues to be sponsored by Yachting World. The Yachting World Round Antigua Race will return again in 2014 on Saturday, April 26 with more classes and more exciting racing than ever before!
The Yachting World Round Antigua Race has been exciting and popular with many Antigua Sailing Week participants for many years. In 2012 it was re-introduced in a new format which saw it become an optional race open to all yachts, whether or not entered in Antigua Sailing Week, which was held on the Saturday before Antigua Sailing Week began. This optional race is scored separately from the full week’s racing so the results have no impact on the overall results of the Regatta.
Classes are expected to include big boat and racing, sport boat, cruising, multihull, bareboat and classic classes. With Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta concluding only a few days before the Yachting World Round Antigua Race, the race will provide an ideal way for many classics to complete their Caribbean racing season so all classic yachts are welcome and encouraged to enter this exciting one-day race. The race will also provide an excellent day of practice for boats preparing to compete in Antigua Sailing Week’s full week of racing, without being concerned that the scoring of this race will impact their week’s results.
Yachting World is once again proud to be the sponsor of the Round Antigua Race and encourages yachtsmen to take on the challenge of breaking the existing Round Antigua Race elapsed time record, currently held by the overall winner of Antigua Sailing Week 2011, the Farr-designed 115-foot, Sojana, which completed the race in 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds in 2009. The RP 78 Whisper, helmed by His Majesty King Harald of Norway, was the winner of the Yachting World Trophy for best elapsed time around Antigua in 2013, although she was unable to break Sojana’s previous record set in 2009.
In 2014, the elapsed time winner of the Yachting World Round Antigua Race will be awarded the Yachting World Trophy at the awards presentation to be held in conjunction with the Antigua Sailing Week Welcome Party on the evening of Saturday, April 26, following completion of the race. Prizes will also be awarded to the overall corrected time winner and to winners of 1st through 3rd places in each class.
NOTICE OF RACE FOR THE 2014 YACHTING WORLD ROUND ANTIGUA RACE
To enter the Yachting World Round Antigua Race online, go to www.sailingweek.com.
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2014 YACHTING WORLD ROUND ANTIGUA RACE
Provisional Sailing Instructions for the 2014 Yachting World Round Antigua Race will be available online at least one week in advance of the Race.
The course diagram and related information for the 2014 Yachting World Round Antigua Race will be available at least one week prior to the Race. For a rough idea of the course, the course diagram for the 2013 Yachting World Round Antigua Race can be viewed here.