Antigua Sailing Week

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Antigua Sailing Week is a yacht regatta held at Nelson's Dockyard, St. Johns, Antigua. It is one of Antigua's most notable events.[1] Founded in 1967,[2] it is cited as one of the top regattas in the world and attracts an average 150-200 yachts, 1500 participants and 5000 spectators on average annually.[3] In 2012 the week is being held between 29 April and 4 May. In 2005, 24 countries were represented at the regatta.[4] There are five main races held, including the English Harbour race,[2] and at the end of the week the event finishes with the Lord Nelson's Ball.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Beckett, Luisa. Yachting Escapes: The Caribbean. The Escapes Group ltd. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-60643-795-7. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Vaitilingam, Adam (31 January 2002). The Rough Guide to Antigua and Barbuda. Rough Guides. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-85828-715-7. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Antigua and Barbuda. The Treasure Islands Guide. p. 23. 
  4. ^ Kras, Sara Louise (January 2008). Antigua and Barbuda. Marshall Cavendish. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-7614-2570-0. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Vaitilingam, Adam (26 August 2004). Antigua Directions. Rough Guides. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-84353-319-1. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Henderson, James (1 October 2005). Caribbean & the Bahamas. New Holland Publishers. p. 337. ISBN 978-1-86011-212-6. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 

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