Party Guide

Looking to shoreside events during the 50th Antigua Sailing Week? We've got lots in store!
Jan
1
Thu
1970
Committee Desk Opening Hours
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Apr
16
Sat
2016
Closing time for Entries
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Closing time for Entries

Late entries, if accepted, may be subject to a 20% entry fee penalty.
To enter now click here!

Apr
22
Fri
2016
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race @ Deshaies, Guadeloupe
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day

Every year Antigua Sailing Week features a Guadeloupe to Antigua Race on the Friday before the week’s racing begins. The event is organised in conjunction with Antigua Yacht Club and serves as a feeder race for boats coming from the islands to the south of Antigua. However, many boats already in Antigua preparing for the week-long regatta often take this opportunity to head south to Guadeloupe specifically to participate in this annual race. For more information click here! The Prize Giving follows at 5:00pm at the Presidente Beer Garden at Antigua Yacht Club.

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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
Round Antigua Race @ South Coast, Antigua
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day
Round Antigua Race @ South Coast, Antigua

2016 will be the fifth year that the Round Antigua Race is held on the Saturday before Antigua Sailing Week starts. Check out the full details here.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Entries , Cancellations and Payments Deadline @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm

Today is the last day that boats can

  • enter the race. Later entries can only take place if approved by the Organising Committee.

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  • withdraw entry and receive a refund, less 20% administration fee.

 

Payment is US $12 per foot –- After that US $14 per foot.

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Committee Desk opening hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boat Measurement Appointments Deadline @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm
Apr
27
Thu
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
28
Fri
2017
Committee Desk opening hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race @ Deshaies | Basse-Terre | Guadeloupe

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 Antigua Yacht Club and the Triskell Organisation in Guadeloupe.

The 42-nautical mile event provides great racing and an opportunity to enjoy the warm hospitality of the
event’s hosts in Guadeloupe, Triskell and the Village of Dehaies. It’s ideal or 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, April 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 pm.

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!

Registration Open @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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
Peters & May Round Antigua Race Day @ English Harbour
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am
Peters & May Round Antigua Race Day @ English Harbour

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 set in 2009 by AntiguaSailing Week’s 2011 overall winner, Sojana, of 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds. 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

Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
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
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fever Tree Race Day 2 @ English Harbour
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
May
2
Tue
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
3
Wed
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lay Day – No Racing.

May
4
Thu
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
5
Fri
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Race Day 5 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua
May 5 @ 10:00 am
Race Day 5 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua

Courses will be confirmed each morning.

May
6
Sat
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club Marina
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May
8
Mon
2017
Antigua Bermuda Race Registration @ Nelson's Dockyard.
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
May
9
Tue
2017
Antigua to Bermuda Race Registration @ Nelson's Dockyard.
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
May
10
Wed
2017
Antigua to Bermuda Race Registration @ Nelson's Dockyard.
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Antigua to Bermuda Race – Skippers’ Briefing
May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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.

May
11
Thu
2017
Antigua to Bermuda Race Support Desk @ Nelson's Dockyard.
May 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
May
12
Fri
2017
Antigua to Bermuda Race Support Desk @ Nelson's Dockyard.
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Antigua to Bermuda Race @ Outside English Harbour
May 12 @ 12:00 pm
Antigua to Bermuda Race @ Outside English Harbour

The Antigua Bermuda Race is designed to offer an exciting passage race to Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. More details to 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
29
Sun
2018
Race Day 1 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am
Race Day 1 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua

Courses will be confirmed each morning.

 

Apr
30
Mon
2018
Race Day 2 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am
Race Day 2 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua

Courses will be confirmed each morning.

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
Race Day 3 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua
May 1 @ 10:00 am
Race Day 3 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua

Courses will be confirmed each morning.

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
3
Thu
2018
Race Day 4 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua
May 3 @ 10:00 am
Race Day 4 @ Off the South Coast of Antigua

Courses will be confirmed each morning.

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. 

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