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Antigua and Barbuda Yachting industry open for business despite event cancellations

by Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association 20 Feb 2021 12:20 PST
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The Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association (ABMA) wishes to reassure visiting yachtsmen and women that despite the cancellation of iconic Antigua Sailing Week the yachting industry in Antigua and Barbuda continues to be open for business.

President of the ABMA Franklyn Braithwaite states, "Our marinas and supporting marine service businesses remain open and with our many anchorages around both islands it's possible to enjoy charters between both islands and there still be enough space to socially distance. The refit business, sail training operations including RYA keelboat and dinghy courses, MCA and STCW all continue year round."

He goes on to say, "Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 our industry has been able to operate very effectively due to the protocols put in place by businesses and visiting yachts."

As we saw last year the weather and conditions are perfect well into the summer months and yachts looking for summer dock space, mooring or haul out and storage have many options in Antigua and the end of season shipping options will also continue for those wishing to get back to Europe or North America. There are also locally based insurance companies with policies which can provide coverage over the forthcoming hurricane season.

The Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association represents private sector organisations in the yachting industry and is dedicated to the responsible protection, enhancement and improvement of the marine industry and environment in Antigua and Barbuda. To find out more please visit abma.ag.

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