Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua
24th - 26th Jan 2014
2014 will see another stint of competition and racing as the 2014 Superyacht Challenge takes place once more in Nelson's Dockyard.
The Superyacht Challenge guarantees fair racing and friendly competition to all who attend and is a fantastic way to begin the Caribbean season. Nelson's Dockyard provides the perfect backdrop for the event, allowing all visitors to soak up the atmosphere and make the most of the local hospitality and the famous Superyacht Challenge parties that take place alongside the racing.
By limiting their numbers to just 12-15 yachts, dependent on the type of yacht, and by following the 'Bucket Rating' system, the Challenge allows for close and thrilling racing across the Caribbean waters. The event also, rather unusually, has no sponsorship in a bid to ensure the race is held only for the enjoyment of the participants and not to satisfy any other interests.
The 2013 Superyacht Challenge saw a few changes, with four races scheduled over the three days, while the social events were held on shore and hosted by the Admiral's Inn in English Harbour. It is yet to be announced as to whether there will be any further changes for the 2014 regatta.
The event also, rather unusually, has no sponsorship in a bid to ensure the race is held only for the enjoyment of the participants and not to to satisfy any other interests.
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 like Giorgio Armani and Oprah, an Antigua yacht charter offers access to some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts, nested in a myriad of bays and inlets.
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.