One of the Caribbean’s premier sailing events has officially returned.
Antigua Sailing Week 2022 kicks off this weekend, the 53rd edition of the now-legendary festival.
Racing begins April 30 with the standalone Peters & May Round Antigua Race, followed by five days of racing with teams alternative between two courses.
The on-the-water action culminates with the mid-regatta Reggae in the Park performance by Romain Virgo.
“It’s been three years – way too long!” said Jaime Torres, Antigua Sailing Week’s Race Manager. “The weather is here, the sailors are here, we have great racing boats, it’s going to be incredible! We are expecting typical conditions of 15-20 knots, partly cloudy with up to three metres of sea state. The class splits have evolved in an organic and thoughtful way. Not only do we look at CSA Rating but also parameters such as Hull Factor. Also, through years of experience we know which boats like to race against each other. The purpose of the class splits is to offer close racing and that is not achieved simply by using CSA Rating.”
New of this year is a “virtual regatta,” aimed at those who can’t make it to Antigua, which is running for seven days (you can find more here).
It’s another boost for Antigua’s tourism renaissance since the onset of the pandemic.
For more, visit Antigua Sailing Week.