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In the 1960's, the classic yachts which were based in English Harbour, Antigua, celebrated the end of the charter season by challenging each other to a race down to Guadeloupe and back. Antigua Race Week had been born!

In those days, all of the yachts were classics, yet over the years, the faster, sleeker modern racing yachts started to dominate. A new event was needed and the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was created in 1988.

Today, Classic Week hosts between 50 and 60 yachts every year and enjoys a wonderful variety of competitors including traditional craft from the islands, classic ketches, sloops, schooners, and yawls, together with the stunningly beautiful J Class yachts and Tall Ships. This makes for a wonderful spectacle of sail, in the ideal trade wind sailing conditions of the Caribbean. The sailing combined with Antiguan hospitality, sunshine and great camaraderie places the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in a class of its own.

Included in our standard fees:

  • Shared accommodation aboard the vessel
  • Breakfast and lunch aboard, non alc. beverages
  • Race entrance fees
  • Sailing instruction from the professional crew

Not included:

  • Costs of transportation to and from the vessel
  • Dinners and any other meals ashore
  • Entrance to certain event parties

Trip Itinerary

Day # Schedule
Day 1 Arrive in Antigua | Move aboard | Vessel familiarization
Day 2 Sail handling and race training | Skippers briefing | Concours d' Elegance.
Day 3 Race 1 | Open night for crew dinners.
Day 4 Race 2 | After race Pimms Party | Musical night at Antigua Yacht Club
Day 5 Race 3 | Parade of Classics in English Harbour | Open night for crew dinners.
Day 6 Race 4 | Open night for crew dinners.
Day 7 Gig racing and Cream Tea Party at the Admirals Inn & Prize Giving Ceremony
Day 8 Depart the vessel and return home.
*Please note that all destinations are weather dependent and subject to change.