Announcing the return of the Yachting World Round Antigua Race

The organisers of Antigua Sailing Week are delighted to
announce the return of the Yachting World Round Antigua Race for Antigua
Sailing Week 2012. Different for 2012, however, is that it will be an
optional race to take place on Saturday, April 28, the day before Antigua
Sailing Week officially starts. As an optional race, it will be open to
all yachts, whether or not entered in Antigua Sailing Week, and will be scored
separately from the other Antigua Sailing Week races.

Classes for the race will include maxi and racing, sport
boat, cruising, multihull, bareboat and classic classes. To be held only a
few days after Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta finishes, it will be an ideal way
for many classics to complete their Caribbean racing season and it will provide
an excellent day of practice for boats preparing to compete in Antigua Sailing
Week’s full week of racing.

Yachting World Magazine is once again proud to be the
sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week’s Round Antigua Race and encourages yachtsmen
to take on the challenge of breaking the existing Round Antigua Race elapsed
time record, currently held by the Farr-designed 115 foot, Sojana, which completed the race in 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds in

Kathy Lammers, Chairman of the Regatta Organising Committee
commented: “We’re very excited to have Yachting World Magazine sponsor the
Round Antigua Race once again this year. Making the change to an optional
race has already been extremely well received in the yachting community and
with the new format we expect to attract a much larger variety of classes,
including everything from the most serious racing boats to beautiful classics
and family cruisers!”

The elapsed time winner of Antigua Sailing Week’s 2012
Yachting World Round Antigua Race will be awarded the Yachting World Trophy at
the awards presentation to be held in conjunction with the Antigua Sailing Week
Welcome Party on the evening of Saturday, April 28, following completion of the
Race. Trophies will also be awarded to the corrected time winner and to
winners of 1st through 3rd places in each class.

Antigua Sailing Week also features a Guadeloupe to Antigua
Race to be held next year on April 27, the day prior to the Yachting World
Round Antigua Race. This event is held in conjunction with Antigua Yacht
Club and serves as a feeder race for boats coming from islands to the south of
Antigua. The race is open to all, whether or not entered in Antigua
Sailing Week, and also boasts an elapsed time record waiting to be
broken. In 2004, Bob Miller’s 140-foot Briand schooner, Mari-Cha IV, set an amazing record of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 42 seconds!

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