Antigua sailing week

April 25- May 1, 2020


Known as the Caribbean’s hottest sailing week, Antigua Sailing Week is one of the world’s premier racing regattas, and in 2017 Sunsail is proud to be the official bareboat yacht charter sponsor. Held in late April/early May each year, this regatta for ocean going yachts has been running for over 40 years and attracts yachts and sailors from countries all over the world, as well as thousands of spectators.

Antigua Sailing Week is a Caribbean Sailing Association event and is run using the CSA Rating Rule.  The actual Sailing Week comprises five days of competitive racing beginning on the Sunday.  Racing takes place for approximately three to four hours per day and is run out of English and Falmouth Harbours on the south coast of Antigua.

No description of Antigua Sailing Week is complete without a mention of the famous social scene. Heavily sponsored by some top international brands, socializing and partying are a significant part of each day’s activities. Midweek there is the famous Lay Day where spectators and competitors join in fun events centred around Antigua Yacht Club as well as enjoying all the sights and activities that Antigua has to offer. The awards presentation takes place on Friday evening after the final day of racing. Celebrations and serious rum drinking continue into the small hours at the awards presentation party, which every year provides Sailing Week with a glamorous finale.



Pricing & booking information

Suggested booking: 4 days before start of race, and 4 days after end of race. Time must be allotted to sail to Antigua. Antigua is 95 miles SE of St. Martin.

For full pricing and to book your place on the Antigua Sailing Week, please contact a member of the sales team on 877-699-1624.

Yacht Charter Hire As per rate sheet or call 877-699-1624
Racing DepositMonos 30-40ft ($1,020) Monos 30-40ft ($1,020) Monos 41-49ft ($1,195) Monos 50ft+ ($1,300) All Cats ($1,220)Per yacht: Compulsory charge covering all elements of loss or damage during the specified period, except for negligence; payable by credit card at the base. This deposit will cover the period of the race week plus two days. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure the boat is cleared by the base before switching back onto CDW cover (if requested).
YDWSee daily ratesStandard YDW charge for any charter days before/after Racing Deposit Days period detailed above
Race Entry PackageMonos 30-40ft ($1,020) Monos 41-49ft ($1,195) Monos 50ft+ ($1,300) All Cats ($1,220)Per yacht (payable in advance with final balance payment)
Mooring at English Harbour$11 p/ftPayable locally: Available with ADVANCE booking only. Charged at $8.50 per foot for the week
Entry to functionsPayable locally

What's included
  • Race Entry fees
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Race Support
  • Yacht Preparation & Hull Cleaning
  • Yacht Measurement
  • Pre-race Briefing
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Taxi transfers
  • Local cruising taxes
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure Taxes
  • Provisioning & beverages
  • Spinnakers, poles, cruising chutes - not available in the Caribbean
  • Delivery charges to/from Race locations (if required)
  • Tickets & entry to official functions