Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua
29 Jan - 1 Feb 2015
The Superyacht Challenge is an annual event, held at Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua, and is the perfect way to begin the Caribbean season.
Providing an idyllic setting for participants and visitors alike, Nelson's Dockyard allows everyone to soak up the Caribbean hospitality and enjoy the famous Superyacht Challenge parties that go hand-in-hand with the racing.
Following the 'Bucket Rating' system, the Superyacht Challenge promises fair racing and good-natured competition as the superyachts race across the glittering azure waters of the Caribbean. Starting at English Harbour, four 12-30 mile Pursuit Races are marked out each day, each adhering to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 (RRS).
The Superyacht Challenge limits the numbers of participating yachts to just 15, ensuring close and thrilling races. The regatta has no sponsorship to ensure it is held purely for the enjoyment of the participants and not to satisfy any other interests.
Starting at English Harbour, four 12-30 mile Pursuit Races are marked out each day, each adhering to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 (RRS).
Yachts with Expressions of Interest for the event
33m Baltic Yachtsfrom $72,000 p/week
30m McConaghy Boatsfrom €47,500 p/week
55m Vittersfrom €168,000 p/week
38m Perini Navi
60m Perini Navifrom €250,000 p/week
34m Green Marinefrom €56,000 p/week
This Is Us
42m Holland Jachtbouwfrom €68,000 p/week
45m Baltic Yachts
34m Royal Huismanfrom $52,500 p/week
* This is the number of guests for Quayside events and hospitality - not for sleeping overnight.
Zones are subject to change, check with your Charter Broker for the latest information.
LOCAL DESTINATION INFORMATION
Saturated with sun, this dazzling location offers the epitome of a paradise vacation, with sugar white sun-kissed beaches, a warm climate and beautiful scenery all year round. The Caribbean offers abundant water sport opportunities, clear blue skies and inviting azure waters. This captivating location is brimmed with aquatic life which surrounds dozens of picturesque islands, each unique in character and charm.
Antigua’s picture-perfect coast is home to what feels like endless stretches of powder-soft beaches with secret caves surrounded by nothing but azure blue waters. To best enjoy the areas once traveled by Nelson, and to best discover the enchanting coral reefs which historically troubled enemy ships, you'll want to be on board a charter yacht. What's more, as the winter home of A-list stars such as Giorgio Armani and Oprah Winfrey, an Antigua yacht charter offers access to some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts, nestled in a myriad of bays and inlets.