Antigua Yacht Club, Antigua
17 - 23 Apr 2019
Sailors from across the world will gather for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2019 to share their passion of sailing classic, vintage and traditional yachts.
Running in Antigua from 17 to 23 April 2019, the 32nd edition of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta will bring together a magical combination of thrilling racing, laid-back Caribbean hospitality, brilliant sunshine and friendly camaraderie.
Owners and crews of classic and traditional yachts are encouraged to sail alongside each other on courses designed to be without the close quarters of other events. This makes the four days of racing fun and safe for hard-to-manage and older vessels.
Racing will take place off the south coast of Antigua and, although the courses won’t be known until the morning before each race, they will always take advantage of wind, sea, scenery and skill.
There are six classes for yachts to compete in: traditional, vintage, classic, classic GPR, spirit of the tradition and tall ships. Last year saw a grand total of 30 yachts participate and this number is expected to be surpassed at the upcoming edition.
A welcome party at the Antigua Yacht Club will begin proceedings on the evening of 17 April with the classic single-handed race to follow the next day. Four days of regatta racing will then commence complemented by some vibrant social events, including a prize-giving ceremony.
LOCAL DESTINATION INFORMATION
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.