Antigua Sailing Week 2017

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Hosted by the Antigua Sailing Association, the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week is one of the best known sailing regattas in the Caribbean. This year, it will hold its 50th edition at English Harbour, Antigua, from April 30 to May 05, 2017.

Description (from ASW): Antigua Sailing Week is one of the premier sailing regattas and Ondeck Antigua’s Home Event and 2017 is an extra special year as [they] celebrate the 50th running of the event. Antigua Sailing Week consists of six challenging days of top class racing in, what are regarded as, the best sailing conditions in the World.

With a fleet of both owned and managed yachts and [their] base in Antigua Yacht Club Marina, Ondeck Sailing can offer you comprehensive local knowledge and the unique experience of being part of a local company with an unrivalled fleet with over 70 sailors all racing under the Ondeck banner. ASW “The 50th” training Friday 28th, RTI race Sat 29th and Racing 30th April -5th May (lay day 3rd May).

Scuttlebutt Sailing News reports: [. . .] Whilst yachts from Antigua and the Caribbean will be racing in numbers, the majority of sailors will come from Europe, especially Great Britain and Germany, as well as from North and South America, Scandinavia and as far away as Australia. Antigua Sailing Week produces a fine cocktail of top Caribbean sailors blended with yachtsmen and women from all over the world.

The CSA classes boast several previous class winners from overseas – Mike Slade’s world record breaking 100-foot Maxi Leopard 3, Sir Peter Harrison’s 115-foot ketch Sojana is back, as is Richard Matthews’ Oystercatcher XXXI. Other previous class winners from overseas include Adrian Lee’s Cookson 50 Lee Overlay.com, Ross Applebey’s Scarlet Oyster, Chris Jackson’s Arthur and Andy Middleton’s Quokka8.

[. . .] For decades, Caribbean sailors have come to Antigua Sailing Week for the last big battle of the season. The 50th Antigua Sailing Week will be a special one and as usual will feature trophies for Best Antiguan and Caribbean Yachts. [. . .]

For more information, see https://www.sailingweek.com/ and http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/01/24/antigua-sailing-week-celebrates-golden-edition/

[For image above and video, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYdhw4Mi6_o.]

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