Antigua Sailing Week – one of the sport’s most famous regattas with a reputation for spectacular racing and serious partying.
Antigua narrowly escaped the wrath of Hurricane Irma, which devastated neighboring Barbuda last October but organizers are still expecting to welcome about 120 boats and 1,000 sailors, who will bring about $4m of direct revenue to the island.
Sailing Week is based out of English Harbour, with its historic 18th century Nelson’s Dockyard and stunning Antigua Yacht Club, on the island’s south coast.
On the program is five days of coastal races of three to four hours, plus a longer race around Antigua race.
By Rob Hodgetts (CNN)
Antigua Sailing Week 2018