The Peters & May Round Antigua Race will return again in 2024 on Saturday, April 27 with more classes and more exciting racing than ever before!
The Peter & May Round Antigua Race has been exciting and popular with many Antigua Sailing Week participants for many years. In 2012 it was re-introduced in a new format that saw it become an optional race held the Saturday before Antigua Sailing Week begins open to all yachts, whether or not entered in Antigua Sailing Week. This optional race is scored separately from the full week’s racing so the results have no impact on the overall results of the Regatta.
Classes will include CSA, CSA double-handed, multihull, and classic classes. With Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta concluding just before the Peters & May Round Antigua Race, the race provides an ideal way for any remaining Classic yachts to extend their Caribbean racing season. All are welcome and encouraged to enter this exciting one-day race. The race will also provide an excellent day of practice for boats preparing to compete in Antigua Sailing Week’s full week of racing, without being concerned that the scoring of this race will impact their week’s results.
In 2015 Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 trimaran Phaedo3 smashed the existing overall Peters & May Round Antigua Race course record with an elapsed time of 3 hours, 26 minutes and 9 seconds and won the Trophy for best elapsed multihull time in the Race.
We encourage yachtsmen to take on the challenge of breaking the existing Peters & May Round Antigua Race monohull elapsed time record, currently set in 2018 by the Americans on Warrior, the modified Volvo 70, in an elapsed time of 3 hrs 55 mins 38 seconds. Warrior thrashed the long standing record that was set in 2009 by the Farr-designed 115-foot, Sojana, in 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds. In 2016, TP52 Gladiator missed breaking Sojana’s record by only 8 minutes, 37 seconds.
In 2024, The Peters & May Round Antigua Race will be followed by an awards presentation to be held on the evening of Saturday, April 27, leading into the Antigua Sailing Week Welcome Party. Prizes will also be awarded to the elapsed time monohull winner, the overall corrected time winner, and winners of 1st through 3rd places in each class. Other trophies may also be awarded.
The Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and other official documents once released can be found here.
Entries to the 2024 Peters & May Round Antigua Race will be open in the near future, so please check back.