Registrations have officially opened for the 2019 Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Regatta.
On Saturday, August 10, competitors will race in and around the pristine waters of Noyac Bay. The Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge is known for awarding the largest amateur sailing prize on the East coast: this year’s Grand Prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the 2020 Antigua Sailing Week, including round-trip airfare, luxury accommodations provided by the St James Club, charter boat provided by Dream Yacht Charters and registration fees for the winning captain and crew of five.
Captains can register to race at antiguabarbudahamptonschallenge.com.
Following the regatta, sailors and landlubbers alike can gather for the Caribbean Cocktail afterparty at Breakwater Yacht Club. In addition to the Grand Prize, the event will include high-end raffle and Chinese auction prizes.
Organized and sanctioned by the Peconic Bay Sailing Association, the Antigua & Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Regatta is a handicapped race using ratings provided by PHRF of Eastern Long Island.
“We want to thank the PBSA for volunteering their time for our 7th year putting on this great race— and of course to the Antigua Barbuda Ministry of Tourism for spearheading this event” said Theresa Roden, the event organizer. “This year I am taking the helm after years of assisting my husband Rob Roden, publisher of the Captain’s Guide, to put on this event which he loved dearly. There is such a synergy between English Harbour in Antigua and Sag Harbor and this event is a wonderful opportunity to benefit both destinations — and it gives us a chance to celebrate each other — islanders with salt in our veins!”
This year’s Challenge is a fundraiser for the Hamptons non-profit i-tri Girls, a program that empowers adolescent girls through the sport of triathlon. Learn more about i-tri at itrigirls.org.