The Peters & May Round Antigua Race
The Peters & May Round Antigua Race will return in 2017 on Saturday April 29. This exciting optional race is scored separately from the full week’s racing and provides crews with an opportunity to tour Antigua’s stunning coastline.
Many participants will try to break the existing monohull elapsed time record of 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds set in 2009 by Antigua Sailing Week’s 2011 overall winner, Sojana. Sojana will be back for the 50th Antigua Sailing Week and we’re all waiting to see which yachts will challenge her for the record!
The Peters & May Round Antigua Race will culminate in an awards presentation on the evening of Saturday, April 29 followed by the 50th Antigua Sailing Week welcome party in Nelson’s Dockyard.
The Guadeloupe to Antigua Race
The Guadeloupe to Antigua Race is a tradition that existed even before Antigua Sailing Week began 50 years ago, and is organised in conjunction with the Antigua Yacht Club and the Triskell Organisation in Guadeloupe.
The 42-nautical mile race is a fun event that, in addition to great racing, provides participants with an opportunity to enjoy the warm hospitality of Triskell and the Village of Dehaies, the event’s hosts in Guadeloupe. It’s an ideal race for Caribbean cruisers because there are no race marks – simply a start line in Guadeloupe and a finish line in Antigua.
The race will start on Friday, Apr. 28 just north of Deshaies and finish off the Pillars of Hercules in English Harbour followed by a prize giving at Antigua Yacht Club at 5:30 p.m.
The race record set by Mari-Cha IV of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 42 seconds in 2004 stood until it was smashed by Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 trimaran Phaedo^3 in 2015 in an amazing 1 hour and 27 minutes!