Fort Charlotte, Antigua
12 - 19 May 2017
A huge variety of sailing yachts will take on the challenge of the inaugural Antigua to Bermuda Race when it gets underway on Friday 12th May 2017.
Despite being in its debut year, the Antigua to Bermuda Race is proving to be extremely popular, with more than 40 yachts expressing interest. The varied fleet ranges from modern and classic superyachts to high performance multihulls.
The debut race coincides with the 50th edition of the Antigua Sailing Week and the 35th America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda, and is designed to offer an exciting passage to the island-chain in time for the iconic sporting event.
Starting off Fort Charlotte in Antigua, the 900-mile race course runs along the island’s spectacular south coast before blasting into the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean currents and local weather will keep tacticians on their toes, and Bermuda will deliver a fantastic welcome for all competitors.
The 900-mile race course runs along the Antigua’s spectacular south coast before blasting into the Atlantic Ocean
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.
Set adrift in its own peaceful archipelago, Bermuda is a true haven of tranquillity. Free of billboards, high rises and neon lights, and resplendent in pink-sand beaches, secluded limestone coves and sparkling azure waters, this island-nation presents boundless charter opportunities with escapism and relaxation high on the agenda.