Sailing Journal: Antigua Readies for Sailing Week

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Antigua is getting ready for one of the Caribbean’s leading sailing celebrations: Antigua Sailing Week.

This year’s Sailing Week will be the 48th edition of the annual event, which includes everything from parties and contests to the famous regatta at Nelson’s Dockyard.

On the music side, legendary reggae band Steel Pulse will headline the entertainment.

More than 100 yachts have already signed on take part in what is the region’s longest-running regatta.

“I always look forward to coming to Antigua, it is just a wonderful place to race,” said Lloyd Thornburg, whose MOD 70 trimaran Phaedo^3 is taking part this year. “It has to be one of the best places to sail anywhere in the world and the party atmosphere ashore just adds to that.”

The action kicks off with the Guadeloupe to Antigua race beginning in Deshaies, Guadeloupe April 24.