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Antigua Sailing Week preview

by Louay Habib on 20 Oct 2011
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Antigua Sailing Week 45th event will be held from April 29th to May 4th 2012 off the south coast of Antigua in some of the best sailing conditions in the world.

Wild surf and warm trade winds make Antigua one of the world’s most desirable sailing destinations. Stunning beaches and spectacular cliffs, complimented by an historic past, make the island irresistible to sailors the world over and for the next edition of Antigua Sailing Week, three high performance Racing Maxis are expressing interest in forming a super racing division. These entries are not confirmed but they would provide a hair-raising, high-speed spectacle in the sublime waters surrounding Antigua next April.

One of the earliest confirmed entries was Jorge Heinritz’s magnificent Drumfire, winner of the Superyacht Cup Palma 2011. The Hoek-designed 80’ Classic is set to be joined by several other wonderful yachts. Peter Harrison’s Farr 115, Sojana, holder of the Lord Nelson Trophy plans to be back to defend her title and owners of the Oyster 82, Starry Night of the Caribbean have announced their intention to enter and it is expected that other impressive examples of the Oyster fleet will join them in the big boat division.

For decades Antigua Sailing Week has played host to impressive Swans and Dutch Swan 42, Sail-Sation was the first Swan to enter for the next edition, followed by Swan 51, Northern Child, skippered by Christian Reynolds.

'We have a full complement of guests for the ARC to start our Caribbean adventure and there is no way we are going to miss Antigua Sailing Week. It is one of the best loved and well known regattas anywhere in the world and the climax of the Caribbean season - you just can’t find sailing conditions like it elsewhere and the standard of the competition is better than any other Caribbean regatta. After racing there is so much fun to be had ashore. It is without doubt our favourite regatta and we wouldn’t miss it for the world. Antigua Sailing Week is the grand finale of the Caribbean season and Northern Child and the crew are looking forward to making it a really memorable event for our guests.'

Whilst Europe and other sailing destinations in the world are in the twilight of their season, the Caribbean has just started warming up. The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers is sold out yet again with over 200 yachts and boasts a record fleet in the racing division. Many of these yachts will be competing at the oldest and most prestigious regatta in the Caribbean, Antigua Sailing Week, and to encourage more, there is a fantastic prize on offer to early entries for Antigua Sailing Week 2012.

Antigua Sailing Week is proud to announce a fantastic competition open to all early entries for the 2012 regatta. Besides the sublime climate and awe-inspiring scenery, Antigua has developed a wealth of first class resorts and restaurants. Many of these locations are very well established and offer a level of service and facilities that other islands find hard to match. One such example is Nonsuch Bay Resort.

Set in a secluded bay, it is the perfect spot to combine winter sun and relaxation with water sports and sailing. Built in the West Indian Georgian Colonial style to give a truly authentic Caribbean experience, Nonsuch Bay Resort is described by the Daily Telegraph as 'luxurious and beautifully designed' and 'perfect for small-boat sailing.'

All entries received for Antigua Sailing Week 2012 by 30th November 2011 will be entered for the competition to win a week for two (room only) at Nonsuch Bay Resort. The winning entrant must participate in Antigua Sailing Week 2012 with the entered yacht in order to claim the prize which will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on May 4th Antigua Sailing Week website
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