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Antigua Sailing Week


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The regatta started in 1968 and celebrated its 50th edition in 2017. 144 yachts attended and had an amazing week. Classes include CSA racing, Multihull and Bareboat and fun class. Participants are a mixture of privately owned boats with many race boat and bareboat charters. Spectators enjoy stunning views from cliff tops and bars along the coastline, or take to the water in motor boats and tour boats to see the action up close before heading off to snorkel or an afternoon of relaxation beach side. The sailors return from racing to the Antigua Yacht Club for daily prize givings and passionate post ace analysis daily. Lay Day which takes place at Pigeon Beach mid-week is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the perfect Caribbean beach day. Each evening official parties and the bars and restaurants of English Harbour have an incredible international atmosphere where islanders, visitors and sailors all mix together. After a challenging week of racing, Antigua Sailing Week draws to a close in the romantic historic Nelson’s Dockyard with the best final awards presentation in the Caribbean attended by boat owners and skippers with their crews, friends, well-wishers and race officials. For those who wish to stay on into the weekend Dockyard Day and the Dickenson Bay Beach Bash over Saturday and Sunday are two wonderful days in which visitors can immerse themselves in Antigua culture and kick back after a long week of racing. Antigua Sailing Week is preceded by the Peters & May Round Antigua Race, a race that circumnavigates Antigua, the day before the official start of Antigua Sailing Week. The race is optional and scored separately and offers excellent training opportunities for many crews. The 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week will take place in 2018. Racing will take place from April 28 to May 4, 2018. A few days later the second Antigua to Bermuda Race will start from English Harbour on May 9, 2018. read more

Gill North America partners with Antigua Sailing Week   Sail-World.com : Antigua Sailing Week and Gill NA join for 2014 edition onwards Antigua Sailing Week and Gill NA join for 2014 edition onwards Antigua Sailing Week is well-regarded the world over for incredible racing conditions. Surfing through some of the best sailing waters on the planet in brilliant sunshine is every sailor’s idea of utopia, but sunburn can utterly mess up your dreams. Wearing the proper clothing is essential and Antigua Sailing Week is proud to announce that Gill North America has come on board as Official Exclusive Clothing Sponsor. David Pritchard, President of Gill North America, spoke about the partnership with Antigua Sailing Week and the Antigua Sailing Week Gill collection. 'Antigua Sailing Week is a very well organised event with growing participation and our involvement is a natural extension of our regatta support in the Caribbean. Gill has enjoyed a growing market share in the Caribbean over the past five years, in part due to the development of our UV ranges ideally suited to the region. We are therefore delighted that we have the opportunity to work with Antigua Sailing Week for 2014 and onwards.' The Antigua Sailing Week Gill collection is a combination of marine causal and technical styles including the new Elements collection. Elements styles look great on or off the boat and are made from a very comfortable cotton fabric. The collection will also feature branded UV technical shirts and hats. For the Caribbean’s warm water, warm air, wet conditions these quick-dry fabrics are fabulous - very breathable fabrics that manage the high air temperatures well. Everything Gill offers is innovative and good value. Product quality is a key driver in the business. It's part of the value-added that Gill offers every customer and the Antigua Sailing Week Gill collection will be no different. Other Gill branded items will also be available such as knee pads and gloves. 'Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to welcome such a well-known sailing brand to partner the regatta,' commented Alison Sly Adams, Head of Marketing. 'This partnership further endorses Antigua Sailing Week’s positive trend towards focusing on the sailors and ensuring we are giving them more of what they want, encapsulated by our tagline ‘where sailing comes first’. Gill produces a fantastic range of clothing made from fabrics ideally suited to the Caribbean climate. We’re looking forward to a long and successful partnership.' Antigua Sailing Week Collection -  Gill North America   The initial Antigua Sailing Week Gill collection is currently being developed and will include a launch in hotels and other retail outlets around Antigua and an online store front where crew will be able to order team shirts in advance of the regatta as well as individual items from the full Antigua Sailing Week Gill collection. Visit Antigua Sailing Week for more info on the regatta and check out the entire Gill collection at Gill North America. by Kathy Lammers    Tweet Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=1155672:57 PM Wed 9 Oct 2013 GMTClick here for printer friendly version Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story. An Error occurred! Please try again.

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