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Anticipation builds for 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

By Katia Damborsky   15 April 2019

Between 17 - 23 April, the idyllic cruising grounds of Antigua will play host to around 50 yachts for the annual Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.

Regatta season is well and truly underway in the Caribbean, and this time it’s popular charter destination Antigua which will be at the heart of the racing action.

For four days, sailors from across the globe will be showing off their sailing prowess on board an outstanding fleet of classic yachts as they race for victory around a number of thrilling circuits.

The circuits are chosen each day according to the sailing conditions, but they have been designed to limit proximity between each vessel, making the event fun and safe for older or hard-to-manage yachts.

Sailors competing in regatta in Antigua
Sailors being splashed at regatta in Antigua
Yachts on the water during Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Racing classes are split into six: vintage, classic, classic GPR, the spirit of the tradition and tall ships.

Among the charter yachts attending, the 62m/203ft superyacht ATHOS is among the largest and most innovative yachts to be launched in recent years. She features cutting-edge engineering and dynamic positioning which are sure to optimise her performance at the upcoming regatta.

For four days, sailors from across the globe will be showing off their sailing prowess on board an outstanding fleet of classic yachts.

Racing alongside her will be seasoned regatta participant EROS, a 31m/103ft sailing yacht launched by Brooks Motor Craft in 1938. Refitted in 2016, she is a fantastic option for yacht charter vacations.

Also on the line-up, those observing the races can expect to spot two deliveries from Ark Yachts: the 55m/179ft gulet CHRONOS and the ketch sail yacht RHEA, which has the same measurements. Both are proven racing platforms, as well as being stellar candidates for luxury yacht charters.

Man on bowsprit of classic yacht at regatta in Antigua
Antigua Classic Yacht RegattaWaves in Antigua during regatta with sailing yacht

As ever, the event marries friendly camaraderie with past-faced thrills on the water and is completed by signature island hospitality and an idyllic Caribbean setting.

Those who wish to be at the heart of the action in Antigua can participate in a regatta charter, enabling them to experience the joy of sailing and the unbeatable spirit of the races.

Chartering a superyacht and watching from the sidelines is equally popular, and plenty of shoreside social activities promise to enliven proceedings over the course of the event.

Yacht on the water in Antigua

If you would like to know about any of the charter yachts mentioned above, please get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker.


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