Party Guide

Looking to shoreside events during the 50th Antigua Sailing Week? We've got lots in store!
Jan
1
Thu
1970
Committee Desk Opening Hours
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Apr
16
Sat
2016
Closing time for Entries
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Closing time for Entries

Late entries, if accepted, may be subject to a 20% entry fee penalty.
To enter now click here!

Apr
22
Fri
2016
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race @ Deshaies, Guadeloupe
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day

Every year Antigua Sailing Week features a Guadeloupe to Antigua Race on the Friday before the week’s racing begins. The event is organised in conjunction with Antigua Yacht Club and serves as a feeder race for boats coming from the islands to the south of Antigua. However, many boats already in Antigua preparing for the week-long regatta often take this opportunity to head south to Guadeloupe specifically to participate in this annual race. For more information click here! The Prize Giving follows at 5:00pm at the Presidente Beer Garden at Antigua Yacht Club.

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Opening of the Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Opening of the Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club

From Friday 22nd April, you will find cold beer on sale in the Presidente Beer Garden, located on the lawn at the Antigua Yacht Club. Open daily from 3pm – 6pm (except Lay Day). With entertainment from DJ TBC.

Guadeloupe to Antigua Race Prize Giving @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race Prize Giving @ Antigua Yacht Club

Join the crews who will race from Guadeloupe to Antigua for their prize giving at 5pm at the Antigua Yacht Club. For more information about the race click here. https://sailingweek.com/competitors/guadeloupe-antigua-race/

Apr
23
Sat
2016
Round Antigua Race @ South Coast, Antigua
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day
Round Antigua Race @ South Coast, Antigua

2016 will be the fifth year that the Round Antigua Race is held on the Saturday before Antigua Sailing Week starts. Check out the full details here.

Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club

From Friday 23rd April, you will find a choice of cold beer on sale in the Presidente Beer Garden, located on the lawn at the Antigua Yacht Club. Open daily from 3pm – 6pm (except Lay Day). Entertainment by DJ TBC

Apr
28
Thu
2016
Seafood Thursday @ Nelsons Dockyard
Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 am
Seafood Thursday @ Nelsons Dockyard | English Harbour | Saint Paul | Antigua and Barbuda

During Antigua Sailing Week, Cooper & Lumber Seafood Friday is scheduled for Thursday 28th April starting at 6pm.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Entries , Cancellations and Payments Deadline @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm

Today is the last day that boats can

  • enter the race. Later entries can only take place if approved by the Organising Committee.

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  • withdraw entry and receive a refund, less 20% administration fee.

 

Payment is US $12 per foot –- After that US $14 per foot.

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Committee Desk opening hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boat Measurement Appointments Deadline @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm
Apr
27
Thu
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
28
Fri
2017
Committee Desk opening hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race @ Deshaies | Basse-Terre | Guadeloupe

The Guadeloupe to Antigua Race is a tradition that existed even before Antigua Sailing Week began 50 years
ago, and is organised in conjunction with Antigua Yacht Club and the Triskell Organisation in Guadeloupe.

The 42-nautical mile event provides great racing and an opportunity to enjoy the warm hospitality of the
event’s hosts in Guadeloupe, Triskell and the Village of Dehaies. It’s ideal or Caribbean cruisers because there
are no race marks – simply a start line in Guadeloupe and a finish line in Antigua.

The race will start on Friday, April 28 just north of Deshaies and finish off the Pillars of Hercules in English
Harbour, followed by a prize giving at Antigua Yacht Club at 5:30 pm.

The race record set by Mari-Cha IV of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 42 seconds in 2004 stood until it was smashed by Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 trimaran Phaedo^3 in 2015 in an amazing 1 hour and 27 minutes!

Registration Open @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening of Presidente Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Guadeloupe – Antigua Race Prize Giving @ AYC
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm
Guadeloupe - Antigua Race Prize Giving @ AYC | English Harbour | Saint Paul | Antigua and Barbuda

Join the crews who will race from Guadeloupe to Antigua for their prize giving at 5:30pm at the Antigua Yacht Club. More details to be included.

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Peters & May Round Antigua Race Day @ English Harbour
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am
Peters & May Round Antigua Race Day @ English Harbour

The Peters & May Round Antigua Race will return in 2017 on Saturday, April 29. This exciting optional race is scored separately from the full week’s racing and provides crews with an opportunity to tour Antigua’s stunning coastline.

Many participants will try to break the existing monohull elapsed time record set in 2009 by AntiguaSailing Week’s 2011 overall winner, Sojana, of 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds. Sojana will be back for the 50th Antigua
Sailing Week and we’re all waiting to see which yachts will challenge her for the record!

The Peters & May Round Antigua Race will culminate in an awards presentation on the evening of Saturday, April 29 followed by the 50th Antigua Sailing Week welcome party in Nelson’s Dockyard

Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
President Beer Garden @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Presidente Beer Gardens opens from 3pm to 6pm featuring entertainment from DJ Quest.

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Shirley Heights Lookout Breakfast @ Shirley Heights
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Shirley Heights Lookout Breakfast @ Shirley Heights

On Sunday 30th April, Shirley Heights Lookout will host its famous Antigua Sailing Week breakfast with a difference as new in 2017, English Harbour Radio will be broadcasting live from the Shirley Heights and your commentator Dick Johnson, of English Harbour Radio, will break down the on the water action as well as providing information about the whole event. 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.

 

Chase The Race Sea Tours
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Chase The Race Sea Tours

What better way to get a taste of ASW’s 50th edition races than to actually be out on the water alongside the racing yachts! For the first time, ASW is offering the opportunity to Chase The Race EVERY day. On Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. you have the additional excitement of a great beach party as well.

Sunday sees the start of the racing with our traditional Chase the Race, setting off and returning to Falmouth along with two other boats starting from hotels around the island. You return at around 3 pm.

Make your way to Falmouth Harbour on Sun., or you will be picked up from the beach at Dickenson Bay, Hawksbill, Jolly Beach, Cocos, Curtain Bluff, or Carlisle Bay and taken to the races where you will spend a couple of hours watching some of the best sailors in the world pitching their skills against each other.

On Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. at around noon, you will then set off for a beautiful sail along the coast before enjoying a delicious Caribbean lunch on board and then you will head off for some Antiguan fun on the beach! Each day, there is a party on a different beach – with a different DJ and games – but the same warm waters, warm smiles and all-inclusive bar. Plus each beach will have a cash bar if you fancy treating yourself to a quintessential Pina Colada or other delicious cocktails!

Your boat will then set sail for home at around 5 pm and no doubt the party will continue on board as the bar reopens for the homeward stretch!

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English Harbour Rum Prize Giving Day 1 & the English Harbour Rum Fest @ Antigua Yacht Club
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – May 1 @ 10:00 pm

The brand that is totally synonymous with Antigua Sailing Week – English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum – will kickstart the afternoon prize giving by hosting the English Harbour Rum Fest at the Antigua Yacht Club. Daily 1st, 2nd and 3rd place class winners will be invited on stage to collect their winners’ burgees along with a bottle of English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum for 1st place winners.

Bars open at 3 pm and at 4 pm a crew bartender competition will provide some light entertainment and maybe even some great comedic moments. Crews are invited to submit their teams of three for the chance to win, from Antigua Distillery, a “Cask of Gold” containing a bottle each of Cavalier Gold Rum, English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum, English Harbour 10 Year Old Rum and the latest two additions to the family – English Harbour Sherry and English Harbour Port. A prize definitely worth entering for! Points are awarded for creativity, presentation and taste among other categories.

DJs Jack and Kenny D will create an intoxicating party atmosphere to keep you entertained. As the sun sets, live music from 1761˚ will get the crowd dancing to Reggae, Soca, Pop, R&B and even a bit of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The Rum Bar will keep the drinks flowing and when hunger strikes Bar-B’s and Club Sushi will be able to feed the hungry monster inside.

The next day is a bank holiday, so everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the party

May
1
Mon
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours

What better way to get a taste of ASW’s 50th edition races than to actually be out on the water alongside the racing yachts!  For the first time ASW is offering the opportunity to Chase The Race EVERY day and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday you have the additional excitement of a great beach party as well.

Sunday sees the start of the racing with our traditional Chase the Race, setting off and returning to Falmouth along with two other boats starting from hotels around the island.  You return back at around 3pm.

Make your way to Falmouth Harbour on Sunday or you will be picked up from the beach at Dickenson Bay Hawksbill, Jolly Beach, Cocos, Curtain Bluff or Carlisle Bay and taken to the races where you will spend a couple of hours watching some of the best sailors in the world pitching their skills against each other.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at around noon, you will then set off for a beautiful sail along the coast before enjoying a delicious Caribbean lunch on board and then heading off for some Antiguan fun on the beach!  Each day there is a party on a different beach, with a different DJ and games but the same warm waters, warm smiles and all inclusive bar.  Plus each beach will have a cash bar if you fancy treating yourself to a quintessential Pina Colada or other delicious cocktail!

Your boat will then set sail for home at around 5pm and no doubt the party will continue on board as the bar reopens for the homeward stretch!

For those who would like to be part of the action but from the landside, there is  a fabulous treat in store!  Watch the start of the races at the world famous Shirley Heights Lookout, listen to the on water commentators so you know who’s who and what they’re doing.  Take a seat, enjoy the breeze and have a panoramic view of English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard and maybe even Montserrat on a clear day.

You will be picked up from your hotel by an air-conditioned mini bus (you will be sharing with other guests from the hotel) and taken over to Shirley Heights.  You can enjoy a drink or two – tea or coffee if that’s more your tipple in the morning – then have a fabulous Antiguan lunch before being whisked off to the beach party around 2 pm.  Your taxi will then pick you up at around 5 pm and take you back to the hotel, so no need to worry about drink driving!

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Chase the Race Beach Party @ Castaways
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chase the Race Beach Party @ Castaways | Antigua & Barbuda

After chasing the race, it’s beach time at Castaways, Jolly Beach. Entertainment by DJ Roy, drinks and dancing will be the central theme at our Caribbean Beach Parties. Food is available for those who get the munchies. If you are on a chase the race by land or water tour, drinks are included. If you just want to join the party at the beach, everyone is welcome.

Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen.

Fever Tree Race Day 2 @ English Harbour
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
May
2
Tue
2017
Committee Desk Opening Hours @ Antigua Yacht Club
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chase The Race by Land and Sea Tours

What better way to get a taste of ASW’s 50th edition races than to actually be out on the water alongside the racing yachts!  For the first time ASW is offering the opportunity to Chase The Race EVERY day and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday you have the additional excitement of a great beach party as well.

Sunday sees the start of the racing with our traditional Chase the Race, setting off and returning to Falmouth along with two other boats starting from hotels around the island.  You return back at around 3pm.

Make your way to Falmouth Harbour on Sunday or you will be picked up from the beach at Dickenson Bay Hawksbill, Jolly Beach, Cocos, Curtain Bluff or Carlisle Bay and taken to the races where you will spend a couple of hours watching some of the best sailors in the world pitching their skills against each other.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at around noon, you will then set off for a beautiful sail along the coast before enjoying a delicious Caribbean lunch on board and then heading off for some Antiguan fun on the beach!  Each day there is a party on a different beach, with a different DJ and games but the same warm waters, warm smiles and all inclusive bar.  Plus each beach will have a cash bar if you fancy treating yourself to a quintessential Pina Colada or other delicious cocktail!

Your boat will then set sail for home at around 5pm and no doubt the party will continue on board as the bar reopens for the homeward stretch!

For those who would like to be part of the action but from the landside, there is  a fabulous treat in store!  Watch the start of the races at the world famous Shirley Heights Lookout, listen to the on water commentators so you know who’s who and what they’re doing.  Take a seat, enjoy the breeze and have a panoramic view of English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard and maybe even Montserrat on a clear day.

You will be picked up from your hotel by an air-conditioned mini bus (you will be sharing with other guests from the hotel) and taken over to Shirley Heights.  You can enjoy a drink or two – tea or coffee if that’s more your tipple in the morning – then have a fabulous Antiguan lunch before being whisked off to the beach party around 2 pm.  Your taxi will then pick you up at around 5 pm and take you back to the hotel, so no need to worry about drink driving!

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Chase the Race Beach Party @ Dennis's Beach Bar
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chase the Race Beach Party @ Dennis's Beach Bar | Saint Mary | Antigua and Barbuda

After chasing the race, it’s beach time at Dennis’s Beach Bar, Ffryes Beach. Entertainment by DJ Merchy, drinks and dancing will be the central theme at our Caribbean Beach Parties. Food is available for those who get the munchies. If you are on a chase the race by land or water tour, drinks are included. If you just want to join the party at the beach, everyone is welcome.

Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen.

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