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NONSUCH BAY TO SPONSOR ASW 2017 & 5TH RS ELITE CHALLENGE
Thursday 13th October 2016

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce that Nonsuch Bay Resort located on the East coast of Antigua within the protected waters of Nonsuch Bay, has confirmed its sponsorship of Antigua Sailing Week 2017 and as part of the agreement the 5th Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge.

To celebrate the sponsorship, Nonsuch Bay and Antigua Sailing Week have announced the date of the RS Elite Summer Series Final which will take place on Sunday, November 13th at Nonsuch Bay Resort. Qualifying events will take place this coming weekend, October 16th and October 30th, which promises to be hotly contested races. The 1st and 2nd winners of the Series Final will move on to represent Antigua in the 5th Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge, a one day invitational stadium style regatta held on Lay Day of Antigua Sailing Week 2017. Top prize for the Challenge is a one week all inclusive stay for two people including use of sailing facilities at the beautiful Nonsuch Bay luxury resort.

Previous winners of the Lay Day event have been: in 2013 – Mark Dicker, Skipper of Whisper, a Southern Wind 78; in 2014 – Olympic medalist and America’s Cup winner Peter Holmberg; in 2015 – Italian sailor Pietro Corbucci from team At Last and in 2016 – Volvo Ocean Race winning skipper Ian Walker, who also skippered  Tony Langley’s TP 52 Gladiator in Antigua Sailing Week this year.  The entire day is great fun for spectators and offers entertainment on the water and on the beach. Lay Day festivities also include a gourmet Caribbean barbecue from Nonsuch Bay Executive Chef, Mitchell Husbands, first class commentary of the racing and of course legendary beach games and entertainment throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Marketing Director, Mark Whinney says, “We are delighted to extend our sponsorship of Antigua Sailing Week for another year. The regatta has undergone a metamorphosis over the last few years. Our association with Antigua Sailing Week means that we are able to reach a wider audience of potential visitors to Antigua and be part of what is an excellent opportunity to market our destination to the world.”

Racing for the Summer Series final starts at 9:00 am and heats will run throughout the morning on a round robin basis. Spectators can spend the day at the resort and enjoy an all inclusive lunch and drinks or just go to watch the racing from the restaurant or waterfront.

For lunch bookings call + (268) -562-8000 or email: reservations@nonsuchbayresort.com. To find out more about Nonsuch Bay Resort visit www.nonsuchbayresort.com. For more information or to enter Antigua Sailing Week visit: www.sailingweek.com


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