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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2020

March 31, 2021 - April 6, 2021

The magical combination of serious racing, laid-back Antiguan hospitality, plenty of rum, sunshine and great camaraderie in a friendly relaxed atmosphere, places the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in a class of its own.

About the Regatta: Back in the 60s, classic yachts in English Harbour had begun chartering and the captains and crews challenged each other to a race down to Guadeloupe at the end of the charter season. From this informal race, Antigua Sailing Week was formed in 1967, and in those days all of the yachts were classic. However, over the next 24 years, the classic yachts were slowly outnumbered by the faster, sleeker modern racing yachts. A small number of classics still racing in 1987 found themselves grouped with Cruising Class 3, which was less than ideal for these hard-to-maneuvre full-keeled vessels. And so it came about that Captains Uli Pruesse and Kenny Coombs hosted a meeting with other classic skippers onboard the magnificent schooner Aschanti of Saba, and several rums later, the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was born.

Details

Start:
March 31, 2021
End:
April 6, 2021
Website:
http://www.antiguaclassics.com/

Venue

English Harbour, Antigua
English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda
Phone:
+1 (268) 460-1799
Website:
www.antiguaclassics.com