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It's a great event even if you're not part of the racing. Photo: Antigua Sailing Week.

Antigua Is Getting Ready for the Caribbean’s Premier Sailing Event 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 18, 2024

It’s back again: the 55th annual edition of Antigua Sailing Week, the Caribbean’s premier sailing event, which runs this year from April 27 to May 3. 

More than 80 boats from around the world will convene on Antigua’s English and Falmouth Harbours for the event, which includes the competition for the Lord Nelson’s Trophy. 

This year’s event will also include the Antigua Sailing Week Dragon Cup, with seven Petticrow Dragons racing in Falmouth Harbour, including Olympic gold medalist Paul Hoj-Jensen on the starting line. 

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The St James’s Club and Villas in Antigua is a great place to stay if you’re enjoying the week’s events.

It’s not just sailboats, though: the Antigua Wingfoil Championships are also on the agenda for the second year, with two days of racing. 

Even if you’re not racing, it’s an action-packed week of festivities, weather you’re enjoying the plethora of onshore events or taking part in the festival’s “Chase the Rase” program, including finding the best vantage points on the island. 

The Week is one of the longest-running regattas in the Caribbean, with five days of racing and a vibrant social scene, including parties, concerts and dinners every night of the schedule. 

For more, visit Antigua Sailing Week

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