Party Guide

Looking to shoreside events during the 50th Antigua Sailing Week? We've got lots in store!
Apr
22
Fri
2016
Opening of the Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Opening of the Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club

From Friday 22nd April, you will find cold beer on sale in the Presidente Beer Garden, located on the lawn at the Antigua Yacht Club. Open daily from 3pm – 6pm (except Lay Day). With entertainment from DJ TBC.

Guadeloupe to Antigua Race Prize Giving @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race Prize Giving @ Antigua Yacht Club

Join the crews who will race from Guadeloupe to Antigua for their prize giving at 5pm at the Antigua Yacht Club. For more information about the race click here. https://www.sailingweek.com/competitors/guadeloupe-antigua-race/

Apr
23
Sat
2016
Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club

From Friday 23rd April, you will find a choice of cold beer on sale in the Presidente Beer Garden, located on the lawn at the Antigua Yacht Club. Open daily from 3pm – 6pm (except Lay Day). Entertainment by DJ TBC

Apr
28
Thu
2016
Seafood Thursday @ Nelsons Dockyard
Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 am
Seafood Thursday @ Nelsons Dockyard | English Harbour | Saint Paul | Antigua and Barbuda

During Antigua Sailing Week, Cooper & Lumber Seafood Friday is scheduled for Thursday 28th April starting at 6pm.

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Opening of Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Guadeloupe – Antigua Race Prize Giving @ AYC
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm
Guadeloupe - Antigua Race Prize Giving @ AYC | English Harbour | Saint Paul | Antigua and Barbuda

Join the crews who will race from Guadeloupe to Antigua for their prize giving at 5:30pm at the Antigua Yacht Club. More details to be included.

Apr
29
Sat
2017
President Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Presidente Beer Gardens opens from 3pm to 6pm featuring entertainment from DJ Quest.

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Chase The Race Sea Tours
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Chase The Race Sea Tours

What better way to get a taste of ASW’s 50th edition races than to actually be out on the water alongside the racing yachts! For the first time, ASW is offering the opportunity to Chase The Race EVERY day. On Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. you have the additional excitement of a great beach party as well.

Sunday sees the start of the racing with our traditional Chase the Race, setting off and returning to Falmouth along with two other boats starting from hotels around the island. You return at around 3 pm.

Make your way to Falmouth Harbour on Sun., or you will be picked up from the beach at Dickenson Bay, Hawksbill, Jolly Beach, Cocos, Curtain Bluff, or Carlisle Bay and taken to the races where you will spend a couple of hours watching some of the best sailors in the world pitching their skills against each other.

On Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. at around noon, you will then set off for a beautiful sail along the coast before enjoying a delicious Caribbean lunch on board and then you will head off for some Antiguan fun on the beach! Each day, there is a party on a different beach – with a different DJ and games – but the same warm waters, warm smiles and all-inclusive bar. Plus each beach will have a cash bar if you fancy treating yourself to a quintessential Pina Colada or other delicious cocktails!

Your boat will then set sail for home at around 5 pm and no doubt the party will continue on board as the bar reopens for the homeward stretch!

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English Harbour Rum Prize Giving Day 1 & the English Harbour Rum Fest @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – May 1 @ 10:00 pm

The brand that is totally synonymous with Antigua Sailing Week – English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum – will kickstart the afternoon prize giving by hosting the English Harbour Rum Fest at the Antigua Yacht Club. Daily 1st, 2nd and 3rd place class winners will be invited on stage to collect their winners’ burgees along with a bottle of English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum for 1st place winners.

Bars open at 3 pm and at 4 pm a crew bartender competition will provide some light entertainment and maybe even some great comedic moments. Crews are invited to submit their teams of three for the chance to win, from Antigua Distillery, a “Cask of Gold” containing a bottle each of Cavalier Gold Rum, English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum, English Harbour 10 Year Old Rum and the latest two additions to the family – English Harbour Sherry and English Harbour Port. A prize definitely worth entering for! Points are awarded for creativity, presentation and taste among other categories.

DJs Jack and Kenny D will create an intoxicating party atmosphere to keep you entertained. As the sun sets, live music from 1761˚ will get the crowd dancing to Reggae, Soca, Pop, R&B and even a bit of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The Rum Bar will keep the drinks flowing and when hunger strikes Bar-B’s and Club Sushi will be able to feed the hungry monster inside.

The next day is a bank holiday, so everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the party

May
1
Mon
2017
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours

What better way to get a taste of ASW’s 50th edition races than to actually be out on the water alongside the racing yachts!  For the first time ASW is offering the opportunity to Chase The Race EVERY day and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday you have the additional excitement of a great beach party as well.

Sunday sees the start of the racing with our traditional Chase the Race, setting off and returning to Falmouth along with two other boats starting from hotels around the island.  You return back at around 3pm.

Make your way to Falmouth Harbour on Sunday or you will be picked up from the beach at Dickenson Bay Hawksbill, Jolly Beach, Cocos, Curtain Bluff or Carlisle Bay and taken to the races where you will spend a couple of hours watching some of the best sailors in the world pitching their skills against each other.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at around noon, you will then set off for a beautiful sail along the coast before enjoying a delicious Caribbean lunch on board and then heading off for some Antiguan fun on the beach!  Each day there is a party on a different beach, with a different DJ and games but the same warm waters, warm smiles and all inclusive bar.  Plus each beach will have a cash bar if you fancy treating yourself to a quintessential Pina Colada or other delicious cocktail!

Your boat will then set sail for home at around 5pm and no doubt the party will continue on board as the bar reopens for the homeward stretch!

For those who would like to be part of the action but from the landside, there is  a fabulous treat in store!  Watch the start of the races at the world famous Shirley Heights Lookout, listen to the on water commentators so you know who’s who and what they’re doing.  Take a seat, enjoy the breeze and have a panoramic view of English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard and maybe even Montserrat on a clear day.

You will be picked up from your hotel by an air-conditioned mini bus (you will be sharing with other guests from the hotel) and taken over to Shirley Heights.  You can enjoy a drink or two – tea or coffee if that’s more your tipple in the morning – then have a fabulous Antiguan lunch before being whisked off to the beach party around 2 pm.  Your taxi will then pick you up at around 5 pm and take you back to the hotel, so no need to worry about drink driving!

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Chase the Race Beach Party @ Castaways
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chase the Race Beach Party @ Castaways | Antigua & Barbuda

After chasing the race, it’s beach time at Castaways, Jolly Beach. Entertainment by DJ Roy, drinks and dancing will be the central theme at our Caribbean Beach Parties. Food is available for those who get the munchies. If you are on a chase the race by land or water tour, drinks are included. If you just want to join the party at the beach, everyone is welcome.

Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen.

May
2
Tue
2017
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours

What better way to get a taste of ASW’s 50th edition races than to actually be out on the water alongside the racing yachts!  For the first time ASW is offering the opportunity to Chase The Race EVERY day and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday you have the additional excitement of a great beach party as well.

Sunday sees the start of the racing with our traditional Chase the Race, setting off and returning to Falmouth along with two other boats starting from hotels around the island.  You return back at around 3pm.

Make your way to Falmouth Harbour on Sunday or you will be picked up from the beach at Dickenson Bay Hawksbill, Jolly Beach, Cocos, Curtain Bluff or Carlisle Bay and taken to the races where you will spend a couple of hours watching some of the best sailors in the world pitching their skills against each other.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at around noon, you will then set off for a beautiful sail along the coast before enjoying a delicious Caribbean lunch on board and then heading off for some Antiguan fun on the beach!  Each day there is a party on a different beach, with a different DJ and games but the same warm waters, warm smiles and all inclusive bar.  Plus each beach will have a cash bar if you fancy treating yourself to a quintessential Pina Colada or other delicious cocktail!

Your boat will then set sail for home at around 5pm and no doubt the party will continue on board as the bar reopens for the homeward stretch!

For those who would like to be part of the action but from the landside, there is  a fabulous treat in store!  Watch the start of the races at the world famous Shirley Heights Lookout, listen to the on water commentators so you know who’s who and what they’re doing.  Take a seat, enjoy the breeze and have a panoramic view of English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard and maybe even Montserrat on a clear day.

You will be picked up from your hotel by an air-conditioned mini bus (you will be sharing with other guests from the hotel) and taken over to Shirley Heights.  You can enjoy a drink or two – tea or coffee if that’s more your tipple in the morning – then have a fabulous Antiguan lunch before being whisked off to the beach party around 2 pm.  Your taxi will then pick you up at around 5 pm and take you back to the hotel, so no need to worry about drink driving!

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Chase the Race Beach Party @ Dennis's Beach Bar
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chase the Race Beach Party @ Dennis's Beach Bar | Saint Mary | Antigua and Barbuda

After chasing the race, it’s beach time at Dennis’s Beach Bar, Ffryes Beach. Entertainment by DJ Merchy, drinks and dancing will be the central theme at our Caribbean Beach Parties. Food is available for those who get the munchies. If you are on a chase the race by land or water tour, drinks are included. If you just want to join the party at the beach, everyone is welcome.

Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen.

May
4
Thu
2017
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours

What better way to get a taste of ASW’s 50th edition races than to actually be out on the water alongside the racing yachts!  For the first time ASW is offering the opportunity to Chase The Race EVERY day and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday you have the additional excitement of a great beach party as well.

Sunday sees the start of the racing with our traditional Chase the Race, setting off and returning to Falmouth along with two other boats starting from hotels around the island.  You return back at around 3pm.

Make your way to Falmouth Harbour on Sunday or you will be picked up from the beach at Dickenson Bay Hawksbill, Jolly Beach, Cocos, Curtain Bluff or Carlisle Bay and taken to the races where you will spend a couple of hours watching some of the best sailors in the world pitching their skills against each other.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at around noon, you will then set off for a beautiful sail along the coast before enjoying a delicious Caribbean lunch on board and then heading off for some Antiguan fun on the beach!  Each day there is a party on a different beach, with a different DJ and games but the same warm waters, warm smiles and all inclusive bar.  Plus each beach will have a cash bar if you fancy treating yourself to a quintessential Pina Colada or other delicious cocktail!

Your boat will then set sail for home at around 5pm and no doubt the party will continue on board as the bar reopens for the homeward stretch!

For those who would like to be part of the action but from the landside, there is  a fabulous treat in store!  Watch the start of the races at the world famous Shirley Heights Lookout, listen to the on water commentators so you know who’s who and what they’re doing.  Take a seat, enjoy the breeze and have a panoramic view of English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard and maybe even Montserrat on a clear day.

You will be picked up from your hotel by an air-conditioned mini bus (you will be sharing with other guests from the hotel) and taken over to Shirley Heights.  You can enjoy a drink or two – tea or coffee if that’s more your tipple in the morning – then have a fabulous Antiguan lunch before being whisked off to the beach party around 2 pm.  Your taxi will then pick you up at around 5 pm and take you back to the hotel, so no need to worry about drink driving!

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Chase the Race Beach Party @ Coconut Grove
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chase the Race Beach Party @ Coconut Grove | Antigua and Barbuda

After chasing the race, it’s beach time at Coconut Grove, Dickenson Bay. Entertainment by DJ Purist, drinks and dancing will be the central theme at our Caribbean Beach Parties. Food is available for those who get the munchies. If you are on a chase the race by land or water tour, drinks are included. If you just want to join the party at the beach, everyone is welcome.

Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen.

May
5
Fri
2017
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours

What better way to get a taste of ASW’s 50th edition races than to actually be out on the water alongside the racing yachts!  For the first time ASW is offering the opportunity to Chase The Race EVERY day and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday you have the additional excitement of a great beach party as well.

Sunday sees the start of the racing with our traditional Chase the Race, setting off and returning to Falmouth along with two other boats starting from hotels around the island.  You return back at around 3pm.

Make your way to Falmouth Harbour on Sunday or you will be picked up from the beach at Dickenson Bay Hawksbill, Jolly Beach, Cocos, Curtain Bluff or Carlisle Bay and taken to the races where you will spend a couple of hours watching some of the best sailors in the world pitching their skills against each other.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at around noon, you will then set off for a beautiful sail along the coast before enjoying a delicious Caribbean lunch on board and then heading off for some Antiguan fun on the beach!  Each day there is a party on a different beach, with a different DJ and games but the same warm waters, warm smiles and all inclusive bar.  Plus each beach will have a cash bar if you fancy treating yourself to a quintessential Pina Colada or other delicious cocktail!

Your boat will then set sail for home at around 5pm and no doubt the party will continue on board as the bar reopens for the homeward stretch!

For those who would like to be part of the action but from the landside, there is  a fabulous treat in store!  Watch the start of the races at the world famous Shirley Heights Lookout, listen to the on water commentators so you know who’s who and what they’re doing.  Take a seat, enjoy the breeze and have a panoramic view of English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard and maybe even Montserrat on a clear day.

You will be picked up from your hotel by an air-conditioned mini bus (you will be sharing with other guests from the hotel) and taken over to Shirley Heights.  You can enjoy a drink or two – tea or coffee if that’s more your tipple in the morning – then have a fabulous Antiguan lunch before being whisked off to the beach party around 2 pm.  Your taxi will then pick you up at around 5 pm and take you back to the hotel, so no need to worry about drink driving!

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Chase the Race Beach Party @ The Nest Beach Bar
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chase the Race Beach Party @ The Nest Beach Bar | Valley Church | Antigua & Barbuda

After chasing the race, it’s beach time at The Nest Beach Bar, Valley Church Beach. Entertainment by DJ Irish, drinks and dancing will be the central theme at our Caribbean Beach Parties. Food is available for those who get the munchies. If you are on a chase the race by land or water tour, drinks are included. If you just want to join the party at the beach, everyone is welcome.

Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen.

May
10
Wed
2017
Antigua to Bermuda Race Opening Party. @ Nelson's Dockyard.
May 10 @ 10:00 pm – May 11 @ 2:00 am
Antigua to Bermuda Race Opening Party. @ Nelson's Dockyard.

This is an event for participants only. More details will follow.

Apr
28
Sat
2018
The Official Antigua Sailing Week Opening Party & Peters & May Round Antigua Race Prize Giving
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Official Antigua Sailing Week Opening Party & Peters & May Round Antigua Race Prize Giving @ Antigua and Barbuda

Celebrate the start of Antigua Sailing Week by joining us for our official opening party on April. 29. Bars open from 6 pm courtesy of Peters & May, the sponsor of the Round Antigua Race. All sailors will receive a free Perfect Storm made from English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum and Fever-Tree Ginger Beer. Follow instructions provided at registration, so you don’t miss your drink from the Fever-Tree tent.

Our grills will be fired up on the lawn with the tastiest seafood and barbecue specials to take you into the evening.

For those sailors located at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and Falmouth Harbour Marina, a cultural procession will start from the Antigua Yacht Club at 5:30 pm. You will for sure enjoy the parade, which will showcase the rhythmic beats of drummers and vibrant performances from dancers. Don your team shirts and join the procession, as it picks up all the teams based at the marinas. You’re welcome to dance your way through the Event Village (wiggles also acceptable), or you can head straight to the bar for a refreshing drink.

Official speeches will be brief and they kick off the Peters & May Round Antigua Race Prize Giving followed by live reggae music from Spirited Band. The band boasts West Indian cricket legends Sir Curtly Ambrose and Sir Richie Richardson as part of its lineup. DJ Who will also be on hand to keep the party moving.

Before the first day of racing at Antigua Sailing Week, be prepared to have a fantastic first night dancing in historic Nelson’s Dockyard under the palm trees and the stars.

Apr
30
Mon
2018
Fever-Tree Race Day 2 Prize Giving & Party @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fever-Tree Race Day 2 Prize Giving & Party @ Antigua Yacht Club

Join fellow skippers and crews of Antigua Sailing Week for  post race debates over a cold beer in the Presidente Beer Garden at Antigua Yacht Club daily. Starting at 3pm, awards are presented @ 5pm to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class.

Live Music from Rico & the 4 Play Band starts at 6pm.

 

May
1
Tue
2018
Youth to Keelboat (Y2K) Race Day 3 Prize Giving @ Antigua Yacht Club
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Youth to Keelboat (Y2K) Race Day 3 Prize Giving @ Antigua Yacht Club

Join fellow skippers and crews of Antigua Sailing Week for  post race debates over a cold beer in the Wadadli Beer Garden at Antigua Yacht Club daily. Starting at 3pm, awards are presented from 5pm to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class each day.

Before the prize giving, entertainment will be provided by  Selecta DD.

May
2
Wed
2018
Lay Day Beach Party featuring the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge @ Pigeon Point
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lay Day Beach Party featuring the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge @ Pigeon Point

The ultimate Caribbean beach party kicks off with the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge. This fantastic invitational regatta is held immediately off Pigeon Point beach and our compere will break down the action, so even race novices will understand what is taking place. Hot skippers will compete for the ultimate prize – one week’s all-inclusive accommodation for two people in a deluxe suite at the fantastic Nonsuch Bay Resort – and of course for major bragging rights! From 12 o’ clock, head down to Pigeon Point, enjoy the barbecues, cold beers and fantastic action on the water. The grills fire up during the afternoon, and we invite you to chill out Caribbean style with the “Recovery Set” with DJ Where, until mid-afternoon. DJ Illist and M C Stiffler will entertain you throughout the beach body competitions for women AND men, drinking games, tug o’ war and much more. As the sun sets, the exceptionally talented DJ and sax player Natty Rico from Miami will turn up the heat when he delivers his unique performance on the beach. DJ Elementz will close off the night’s festivities.

May
3
Thu
2018
Johnnie Walker Race Day 4 Prize Giving @ Nelson's Dockyard.
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Johnnie Walker Race Day 4 Prize Giving @ Nelson's Dockyard.

Join fellow skippers and crews of Antigua Sailing Week for  post race debates over a cold beer in the  Beer Garden at Nelson’s Dockyard. Starting at 3pm, awards are presented from 5pm to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class each day. DJ Alan  & Marshians will provide entertainment after the prize giving.

May
4
Fri
2018
Race Day 5 Prize Giving @ Nelson's Dockyard.
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join fellow skippers and crews of Antigua Sailing Week for  post race debates in Nelson’s Dockyard from 2 pm. Awards will be presented from 4 pm to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class.

Entertainment by DJ Stainless after the prize giving. 

Antigua Sailing Week Awards Ceremony & After Party @ Nelson's Dockyard.
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – May 5 @ 1:00 am
Antigua Sailing Week Awards Ceremony & After Party @ Nelson's Dockyard.

Final Awards Ceremony  followed by a fun after party . Add silverware together with entertainment and you have a spectacular finale to Antigua Sailing Week!

Enjoy live music from Asher Otto & Itchy Feet from 8:30pm – 11:30pm. Then party into the morning with DJ Purist from 11.30 pm – 1:00 am.

May
5
Sat
2018
Dockyard Day @ Nelson's Dockyard
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dockyard Day @ Nelson's Dockyard | English Harbour | Saint Paul | Antigua and Barbuda

Come and enjoy this wonderful day with your family and friends. Starting at 2 pm, Dockyard Drive will be the scene of a cultural parade that includes marching bands, iron bands and dancers leading the procession into Nelson’s Dockyard. At 3 pm, the winners of the LIAT School Art Competition will be honoured on stage before two hours of fun activities commence. For the 50th edition, the Greasy Pole and the Non-Mariners Race will make a come-back.

The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda will then begin the Beating of the Retreat at 5.15 pm followed by an evening packed with entertainment. A bounce castle and bungee jumping will keep the kids entertained and you can fuel up on local food and drinks.

May
6
Sun
2018
Inet Dickenson Bay Beach Party @ Dickenson Bay Beach
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Inet Dickenson Bay Beach Party @ Dickenson Bay Beach | Antigua and Barbuda

The Inet Dickenson Bay Beach Bash is back again as a culmination of Antigua Sailing Week. Experience a celebration of Antiguan food, culture and music all delivered in the ultimate location – Dickenson Bay. Food vendors will be lining the beach, so come hungry.

The party starts at  2pm on the stage at Tony’s Beach Bar  and will include musical performances by some of the best Antiguan artistes .

At both Ana’s and Coconut Grove, DJ’s will provide the musical backdrop for the day, which will run late into the evening. Whether you are heading to the beach by car, by taxi, by foot or by boat, bring your friends, family and neighbours with you to celebrate the return of the ultimate Caribbean beach party.

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