Antigua Sailing Week

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Antigua Sailing Week
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Impression of the Antigua Sailing Week 2012
LocationAntigua and Barbuda
Event typeRegatta
Established1967
Official sitewww.sailingweek.com

Antigua Sailing Week is a week long yacht regatta held in the waters off English Harbour, St Pauls 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 with 100 yachts, 1500 participants and 5000 spectators on average annually. At its heyday, the event attracted an average 150-200 yachts [3] In 2019 the regatta was held between 27 April and 3 May and the 2020 saw the first ever cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, 24 countries were represented at the regatta. There are five main races held, including the English Harbour race,[2] and at the end of the week the event finishes with an official prize-giving ceremony presided by the Governor-General. [4][5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Vaitilingam, Adam (26 August 2004). Antigua Directions. Rough Guides. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-84353-319-1. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  5. ^ 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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