Professional race management team to assist organising the regatta

Stanford Antigua Sailing Week is pleased to announce the appointment of GWM Racing Ltd to advise and assist in all aspects of race management for the 42nd Stanford Antigua Sailing Week, to be held from April 25 to May 1 2009. The appointment is part of the charges being introduced for the 2009 edition of the Stanford Antigua Sailing Week. Whilst aiming to retain all the traditional fun elements of this classic Caribbean regatta the organizing committee is seeking to introduce a more professional style of race management. In making the announcement, Neil Forrester, Chairman of the 42nd Stanford Antigua Sailing Week, said “GWM Racing bring a wealth of experience to help us ensure that Stanford Antigua Sailing Week continues to be the most prestigious regatta in the Caribbean”.

GWM Racing Limited is a UK based company founded in 2007 and owned by Peter Wykeham-Martin and John Grandy, assisted by Emma Bourne. The company specializes in all aspects of the planning and execution of the on the water side of large yacht regattas, and was in charge for the Dubois Cup in Palma in 2007 and the Superyacht Cup also in Palma in 2008. In addition the company is under contract to Porto Montenegro in the Adriatic and is pursuing other opportunities worldwide.

John Grandy is an ISAF qualified International Race Officer and is Chairman of Cowes Week. Peter Wykeham-Martin, an experienced offshore racer since participating in the 1973 Whitbread Race and many other events including Antigua Sailing Week, was until recently Chief Executive of the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

In a joint statement Peter Wykeham-Martin and John Grandy said “We are delighted to have this opportunity of working with Antigua Sailing Week as our first Caribbean client, following our earlier success in the Mediterranean. We very much look forward to developing our relationship with this premier sailing regatta”

Stanford Antigua Sailing Week 25th April to May 2nd 2009. Yachting World is a Gold Sponsor.