ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to Antigua Sailing Week

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK'S BRITISH TOUR!
Tuesday 27th August 2013

Happy sailors enjoying some Antiguan rum cocktails while reviewing Antigua Sailing Week brochures!

August in Great Britain is the peak month of the year for sailing regattas and Antigua Sailing Week ambassador, Louay Habib, was on hand to proudly promote Antigua Sailing Week at high profile sailing events. Two thousand flyers supporting Antigua Sailing Week as well as the 2014 Caribbean Sailing Association International Race Calendar and the Antigua Yachting Calendar, were distributed to yacht owners and sailors at prestigious events.

The crew of Antigua Sailing Week-sponsored Sunsail F40 entry, Coastal Graphics, sharing post-race stories.

Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. With around 1,000 boats, it is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. Antigua Sailing Week teamed up with Sunsail F40 entry, Coastal Graphics, laying on a dock party for hundreds of sailors racing in the 32-strong Sunsail Fleet and a few jolly gatecrashers to boot! The party enjoyed some Caribbean music and a few rum punches, courtesy of Antigua Sailing Week.

“What a great party!” beamed Michele Portsmore, who has never been to Antigua. “I am definitely putting Antigua Sailing Week on my 'must do list' and after a few rum and gingers at the dock party, it's my new summer drink!”

Besides making many new friends, regulars of Antigua Sailing Week also joined in the fun, including Paul and Deborah Miller from results service, Regattaguru.com, which provides online entry and results for Antigua Sailing Week and many other Caribbean and Cowes-based regattas.

J/109 sailors checking out the Antigua Sailing Week brochures.

After Cowes Week, the Antigua Sailing Week promotions focused on the J-Cup in Plymouth. Over 300 sailors racing in J Boats were treated to a Caribbean drinks party at Chandlers Bar at the Royal Western Yacht Club, the foremost yacht club in the South West of England. Hundreds of promotional flyers were eagerly snapped up by the racers, some of which gave details of a discounted Antigua Sailing Week entry fee.  Plymouth local Nigel Passmore was keen to find out more about Antigua Sailing Week. “We will be sailing our J/133, Apollo, across the Atlantic to the Caribbean next year and will definitely be entering,” commented Nigel.  “Antigua is the first place that I sailed with my wife so I have very fond memories of the island but I have never raced at Antigua Sailing Week before.  All of the people I know who have participated tell me what a great regatta it is, and I am really looking forward to it.”

In September, Antigua Sailing Week will be represented at the PSP Southampton Boat Show and at selected high profile regattas promoting Antigua and Barbuda through Antigua Sailing Week.

Article and photographs by Louay Habib.
 


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

ASW 2018 POCKET GUIDE

Monday 23rd April 2018
Whether you are a sailor, spectator, or partygoer, the Pocket Guide has got you covered on everythin...
Read More

UNITED NATIONS OF ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK

Friday 20th April 2018
More than 100 boats registered from 30 countries worldwide and crews from many more will be taking p...
Read More

RENESHA GORDON WINS HARPER'S SCHOOL ART COMPETITION

Thursday 12th April 2018
The judges found that her design totally captures this year's theme 'Stop Plastic Pollution'....
Read More

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK INSPIRING YOUTH

Thursday 12th April 2018
The Greig City Academy youth sailors from the London state school are all-up for showing what they c...
Read More

ASW: DJ PUFFY ADDED TO REGGAE IN THE PARK

Monday 9th April 2018
Barbadian DJ, Andre "Puffy" Parris who holds the coveted title of Red Bull Thre3style World Champion...
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 BIKE RACE

Saturday 28th April 2018, 6:00 am. Read More

ASW: PETERS & MAY ROUND ANTIGUA RACE

Saturday 28th April 2018, 8:00 am. Read More

ASW OFFICIAL OPENING PARTY AND PETERS & MAY ROUND ANTIGUA RACE PRIZE GIVING

Saturday 28th April 2018, 6:00 pm. Read More

ASW: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS LOOKOUT BREAKFAST PARTY

Sunday 29th April 2018, 8:00 am - 11:30 am. Read More

ASW: CHASE THE RACE WITH WADADLI CATS

Sunday 29th April 2018, 9:00 am. Read More

All Whats On Listings