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/
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
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.
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.
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.
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.