Press Overview

MEDIA CENTRE

The media centre will be located in the vicinity of Antigua Yacht Club.  A wi-fi internet connection will be provided for your use daily. The centre will be open daily from 8.30 am to 6 pm from Thursday 21st April to Saturday 30th April, 2016.  A notice board will be used throughout the week to leave important messages and general updates.
NB: Press must complete registration to become accredited – registration will take pace Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd April, 2016 from  9 am – 5 pm, and Saturday 23rd from 9 am to Midday.

VIDEO COVERAGE

Acquafilms will be filming daily throughout the event. Video will be uploaded to YouTube and embed codes will be available for insertion into your website. Daily round up reports will be distributed via YouTube and our mailing list. VNR’s will also be uploaded daily to our FTP server. Please request login details if you wish to use it. Any requests for commercial usage of footage must be requested in writing to: roddy@acquafilms.com. NB: For access, please request login details and passwords from Trish Jenkins – media@sailingweek.com.

Press Boat

A press boat will be going out to watch the racing and is available for accredited media who registered with the media centre, from Sunday 24th April through to Friday 29th April (excluding the Lay Day Wednesday 27th April).

Priority will be given to media with confirmed assignments and places distributed fairly throughout the period of the regatta to allow everyone a chance to get out on the water. Bookings must be made with the Press Officer in the Media Centre and re-confirmed the day before when details of timings etc. will be given.

A chance to race

We will also do our best to accommodate your requirements to race on board a yacht during the regatta. Please let us know your requirements and if you would like any help with contacting suitable boats by contacting:  media@sailingweek.com. The latest entry list can be found here.

RACE REPORTS

Daily race reports/press releases will be sent out to accredited media and a worldwide press list. If you want to be added to the list please email media@sailingweek.com.

IMAGES

Images will be loaded daily onto the website www.sailingweek.com and a select number will be issued with the daily press release. These are supplied free to media and must be used with supplied credit. Hi-res can be made available on request: media@sailingweek.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Antigua Sailing Week is active on Facebook with more than 6,550 fans and growing. Updates will be issued throughout the day every day. Please become a fan if you are not already at www.facebook.com/sailingweek.
You can also follow us on Twitter – www.twitter.com/sailingweek.

YOUR COVERAGE

Please be sure to send us links, copies or PDFs of any event coverage to media@sailingweek.com. We do appreciate anything you can do to help us spread the word.

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Please fill in our media accreditation form to request an official media pass ensuring you are eligible for various events.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Trish Jenkins
International Press Officer
Cell: +44 (0)7880 518689(UK)
E: media@sailingweek.com
Skype: trishjenkins
Please contact for interviews, images, media accreditation.



RACE REPORTS

Louay Habib
Race Reporter
Cell: +1 (268) 717-7189
E: louayhabib@gmail.com

ENTRIES & RACE INQUIRIES

Kathy Lammers
Chairman, Regatta Organising Committee
Tel:  +1 (268) 720-9270
E-mail:  roc@sailingweek.com

SPONSORSHIP, ORGANISATION & COMMERCIAL INQUIRIES

Alison Sly-Adams
Commercial Director
Tel: +1(268) 725-4692
E-mail: cd@sailingweek.com