EXPERIENCE THE THRILL . . .
BIRD’S EYE VIEW – SPECTATOR SPOTS
If you want to be part of the action but you’re not racing, there are some excellent options throughout the week.
SHIRLEY HEIGHTS LOOKOUT
On Sunday 28th April, Shirley Heights Lookout will host its famous Antigua Sailing Week breakfast. An excellent local breakfast along with bush tea is available from 8 am until 11 am, and once the races begin you will be in one of the best locations on the south coast from which to view the excitement at the start lines.
If you’d like to get close to the boats, then Wadadli Cats will be out chasing the races. Leaving from and returning to Falmouth Harbour Marina, you will get to be part of the excitement on the water. You will witness boats rounding marks, hoisting spinnakers and changing tactics all in an effort to win the races. Call Thalia on 462-0374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking. Tickets are EC$165 and include lunch and drinks.
HIKE TO A VIEW
With all races taking place off English and Falmouth Harbours a great spectator’s option is to take a hiking trail and head out to one of the forts or headlands to watch. Some of the best views are from Carpenters Rock which is about 15 minutes along the headline from Galleon Beach, Fort Charlotte (along the same hike) and Fort Berkley and the Middle Ground Trail. The Middle Ground Trail leads out from Nelson’s Dockyard along to Fort Berkley and then up over the old forts and back down to Pigeon Point. Both hiking routes also offer excellent cooling off stops, one at Galleon Beach and the other at Pigeon Point.
For race starts check out the Racing Schedule.