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Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce Sunsail is back on board as the official yacht charter sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week 2014. This is the third year running that Sunsail has been involved as a sponsor and of its partnership, head of marketing for North America Brittany Weatherby says: ‘Antigua Sailing Week is one of the premier regattas in the Caribbean which our customers love to attend. With the changes in race format over the past few years, it is on many clients’ bucket list of must do regattas because of the great mix of superb sailing, class and course management and of course the parties which accompany the event each night.’
Antigua Sailing Week features a number of bareboat classes that allow charterers to compete fairly with similar boats. Increasingly, the bareboat fleet consists of serious race charterers who enter to have fun and, in some cases are with us for the first time to enjoy a once in a life time experience. Naturally of course, everyone is in it to win. Boat owners and crews from around the world fly to Antigua for the week to compete without the hassle and expense of bringing their own boats. There is a large fleet of Sunsail 44i’s entered in Antigua Sailing Week every year which provides highly competitive racing in a one-design bareboat class. Many serious sailors enjoy the tough competition in this class.
As an entrant in Antigua Sailing Week you can choose to stay on board or book accommodation locally meaning that it really is a hassle free experience. The entire Sunsail fleet based in Antigua has been booked for months and boats based in St. Maarten are also now fully booked for Antigua Sailing Week. Of boat availability, Chairman of the Regatta Organising Committee Kathy Lammers says: ‘We are now working on availability of boats from other areas of the region to ensure that we can satisfy the demand for race charters for Antigua Sailing Week, with this year looking to be the largest fleet in many years. For those who are able to take a vacation longer than the week needed to enjoy Antigua Sailing Week to the fullest, there is also the opportunity to fly into another island and sail your boat to Antigua to race, and then sail back again while enjoying the opportunity to cruise to other islands as part of your itinerary.
Sunsail has recently partnered with the National Sailing Hall of Fame to offer Founding Members and Members of Founding Member Yacht Clubs and Sailing Programs access to an incentive program which allows a 5% discount for members. This is combinable with the US Sailing Membership incentive and the Sunsail Loyalty program and is effective for future bookings as of February 5, 2014. From Marketing Manager Brittany Weatherby: “Sunsail is thrilled to support the National Sailing Hall of Fame and looks forward to seeing more yacht club participation in the always exciting Antigua Sailing Week”. Be sure to contact your yacht club to see if you are affiliated with the National Sailing Hall of Fame in order to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
And as if you need further incentive, Sunsail will be awarding a voucher worth US $2,500 towards a future Sunsail charter to the overall winner of the bareboat classes at the final awards ceremony to be held in Nelson’s Dockyard on Friday, May 2, 2014.
To book your charter now visit www.sunsail.com/ASW