Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua
30th Jan - 2nd Feb 2016
The Superyacht Challenge sees yachts in an excess of 80 feet competing in this exhilarating event at Nelson’s Dockyard.
The magnificent fleet take part in three days of spectacular racing, and with a limited entry of 12-15 yachts the regatta ensures spectators and competitors are set for thrilling racing guaranteed to open the Caribbean season in style.
By using the ‘Bucket Rating’ system the racing is ever-more close and exhilarating and with trade wind conditions and remarkable waters the event offers visitors a fantastic occasion.
Starting and finishing at the entrance of English Harbour there are four 12-30 mile Pursuit Races that are set daily according to the prevailing weather and whilst the racing is very competitive the regatta is dedicated to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Free from commercial endorsements and no title sponsorship, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is held for the simple enjoyment of the participants with famous Superyacht Challenge social parties hosted throughout the regatta with faultless Caribbean hospitality.
an ideal event for an exclusive selection of yachts, where fair racing and good companionship are valued above all else
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.
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.