ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to Antigua Sailing Week

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK SERVES UP ENTERTAINING OPENING NIGHT
Sunday 29th April 2012
Editor of Yachting World, David Glenn presents the winning Yachting World Trophy to Peter Harrison, owner of Sojana.  Minister of Tourism, John Maginley (far right) joins in the presentation. (Photo by Ted Martin)

The 45th Antigua Sailing Week got off to a rousing start with an entertaining mix of activities in the Nelson's Dockyard on Saturday evening. Hundreds turned out for another night of partying and to welcome sailors from around the world to the Caribbean's largest sailing regatta.  
 
Joining in the festivities was the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. John Maginley who expressed his delight at yet another opportunity to share our renowned sailing conditions and the warmth of Antiguan hospitality with the visiting competitors. Mr. Maginley further encouraged the sailors to return to the Island for other racing events on Antigua's yachting calendar, which runs from November right into May.    
 
The changes that were introduced to Antigua Sailing Week this year were prompted mainly by the wishes of the sailors. The Minister noted the value of constant feedback as the Committee and Government are making a much greater effort to listen to everyone involved in Sailing Week. He urged the community to make their voices heard as the Organisers continue their work in developing and improving the product, not only for the sailors, but for residents alike.  
 
Chairman of the Regatta Organising Committee, Kathy Lammers also welcomed the yachtsmen and women and wished them good luck and a fun time in the next few days of what has already turned out to be an exciting time of racing in Antigua Sailing Week.  
 
The various winners in the Yachting World Round Antigua Race were handed their awards by Editor of Yachting World Magazine, David Glenn and Mr Maginley.  
 
A cocktail reception earlier in the Copper and Lumber Hotel attracted top local officials, dignitaries and press. It was held against the backdrop of the Marine Art Exhibition and the showcase of some of the top entries and winners in the annual LIAT sponsored Schools' Art Exhibit.  
 
With formalities over, the partying continued as the Vision Band played well into the night delighting the hundreds who gathered for the English Harbour Rum Welcome Party.  
 
The after race activities return to the Dockyard this evening where Gold Sponsor and Official Telecommunications sponsor, imobile turns the party switch on in a big way. Big bands and giveaways will be a part of the entertainment line-up. So too will be the presence of none other than the country's only living national hero, Sir Vivian Richards who will be signing autographs and presenting prizes to the winners of the first official day of racing in Antigua Sailing Week.
 
For full information about the race and Antigua Sailing Week visit: www.sailingweek.com.
Click this link for details of the RACE SCHEDULE + PARTY SCHEDULE
 
 

Click here for all News and Specials for Antigua Sailing Week

 
connect with antiguanice.com
FacebookTwitterYoutubeNewsletterRSS

contact
NAME: Antigua Sailing Week
TEL: +1 (268) 734-6366
EMAIL: info@sailingweek.com
        or: info@sailingweek.com
FIND US ON: Facebook
WEBSITE: Click here

news and specials

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES - A KEY LEGACY OF ASW

Thursday 21st June 2018
Antigua Sailing Week is fast becoming known as the 'green' regatta, thanks to its innovative approac...
Read More

YOUNG SAILORS SOAR DURING ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2018

Friday 1st June 2018
Follow your dreams - The Legacy of Youth to Keelboat (Y2K) 2018. The programme was launched for ASW....
Read More

ANTIGUA BERMUDA RACE: VARUNA ANNOUNCED OVERALL WINNER

Friday 18th May 2018
Scoring the best corrected time under IRC, Varuna VI was presented with a sketch....
Read More

WARRIOR TAKES LINE HONOURS, VARUNA COUNTS THE MINUTES - ANTIGUA BERMUDA RACE

Monday 14th May 2018
Warrior has set a new race record of 2 days, 18 hours 32 minutes & 48 seconds....
Read More

WARRIOR ON FINAL APPROACH TO BERMUDA - DAY THREE

Friday 11th May 2018
The turbo-charged Volvo 70 Warrior, sailed by Stephen Murray Jr., has set a blistering pace in the 2...
Read More

All News Stories and Specials


photo gallery
To view more photos of Antigua Sailing Week click here View Image Gallery

video
Antigua Sailing Week 2014: The Wrap-Up


whats on

ASW - ROUND ANTIGUA RACE

Saturday 27th April 2019. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2019

Sunday 28th April 2019. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2019

Monday 29th April 2019. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2019

Tuesday 30th April 2019. Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2019

Wednesday 1st May 2019. Read More

All Whats On Listings