Less than two months to go

Antigua Sailing Week, the Caribbean’s longest running and best-known regatta, will be in full flow in less than two months time and there is still time to register and experience it.

Preparations are gathering pace for the grande finale of the Caribbean season. This year the bigger boats will be joined by Dragon sailors, dinghy sailors and those who just want to come and experience the fantastic shore side activities.

The sailing grounds around Antigua are rightly described as some of the best in the world. Antigua boasts some of the best hotels, beaches, restaurants and bars and Sailing Week will be enhancing these outstanding facilities with some memorable parties and occasions.

The hub of activities will be in the historic surroundings of Nelson’s Dockyard. The 18th century dockyard will be the home of the Event Village, a brand new concept. The Beer Tent in the Village will be the heart of the party, open to everyone daily after racing and well into the evening. Food and drink will be available at reasonable prices, it will be a place for all to rub shoulders and enjoy live music and entertainment as well as the days’ results and action via great photography and videos. The Chivas VIP lounge will also be located in Nelson’s Dockyard, a private venue for invited guests to chill out in comfortable surroundings.

There are parties scheduled for Galleon Beach, Shirley Heights, Jolly Harbour and Dickinson Bay. Lay Day this year will take place in Falmouth Harbour with some hi-jinx aquatic events planned through into the night.

This year, a number of International Dragons and RS Elite dinghies are available for charter at very competitive rates with or without accommodation packages, allowing aficionados of different aspects of the sport to join in the fun at the Caribbean’s most famous regatta.

If you don’t want to miss out, visit the official Antigua Sailing Week website and register now.

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