Spectator Schedule

When and where to find all the action.

The first race starts each day will be at 10 am off the south coast of Antigua (except for the Peters & May Round Antigua Race day when starts will be from 8 am). Each day of racing some boats will sail from Windward Beach and others will sail from Rendezvous Bay. There are excellent spectating opportunities from vantage points along the south coast and in particular from Shirley Heights, the Blockhouse, Fort Charlotte, Windward Beach, Rendezvous Beach, Carlisle Bay, Morris Bay and from various trails along the south coast. Check the full race schedule here.

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Shirley Heights Lookout Breakfast @ Shirley Heights
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:15 pm
Shirley Heights Lookout Breakfast @ Shirley Heights

On Sunday 30th April, Shirley Heights Lookout will host its famous Antigua Sailing Week breakfast with a difference as new in 2017, English Harbour Radio will be broadcasting live from the Shirley Heights and your commentator Dick Johnson, of English Harbour Radio, will break down the on the water action as well as providing information about the whole event. An excellent local breakfast along with bush tea is available from 8 am until 11 am, and once the races begin you will be in one of the best locations on the south coast from which to view the excitement at the start lines.

 

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

The brand that is totally synonymous with Antigua Sailing Week – English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum – will kick-start the afternoon prize giving by hosting the English Harbour Rum Party 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.

To  enter the bartending competition email  news@sailingweek.com or apply at the committee desk.

May
1
Mon
2017
Shirley Heights Lookout Spectator Party @ Shirley Heights Lookout
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shirley Heights Lookout Spectator Party @ Shirley Heights Lookout  | Saint Paul | Antigua and Barbuda

The famous Shirley Heigths Lookout watch spot for Antigua Sailing Week goes daily in 2017. Live commentary will be provided by Dick Johnson, of Cowes Radio fame, and you will have  the best seat in house from which to see live action. All inclusive drinks and lunch package available.

Chase the Race Beach Party @ Castaways
May 1 @ 1:00 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 EZP, 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
Shirley Heights Lookout Spectator Party @ Shirley Heights Lookout
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shirley Heights Lookout Spectator Party @ Shirley Heights Lookout  | Saint Paul | Antigua and Barbuda

The famous Shirley Heigths Lookout watch spot for Antigua Sailing Week goes daily in 2017. Live commentary will be provided by Dick Johnson, of Cowes Radio fame, and you will have  the best seat in house from which to see live action. All inclusive drinks and lunch package available.

Chase the Race Beach Party @ Dennis's Beach Bar
May 2 @ 1:00 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
Shirley Heights Lookout Spectator Party @ Shirley Heights Lookout
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shirley Heights Lookout Spectator Party @ Shirley Heights Lookout  | Saint Paul | Antigua and Barbuda

The famous Shirley Heigths Lookout watch spot for Antigua Sailing Week goes daily in 2017. Live commentary will be provided by Dick Johnson, of Cowes Radio fame, and you will have  the best seat in house from which to see live action. All inclusive drinks and lunch package available.

Chase the Race Beach Party @ Coconut Grove
May 4 @ 1:00 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
Shirley Heights Lookout Spectator Party @ Shirley Heights Lookout
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shirley Heights Lookout Spectator Party @ Shirley Heights Lookout  | Saint Paul | Antigua and Barbuda

The famous Shirley Heigths Lookout watch spot for Antigua Sailing Week goes daily in 2017. Live commentary will be provided by Dick Johnson, of Cowes Radio fame, and you will have  the best seat in house from which to see live action. All inclusive drinks and lunch package available.

Chase the Race Beach Party @ The Nest Beach Bar
May 5 @ 1:00 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.