Antigua Sailing Week 2016

Antigua Sailing Week 2016 Widely regarded as the premier sailing event in the Caribbean, this is one of the top five world events - it's a great mix of racing and partying. We offer a nine day package, including two days training followed by five days of highly competitive racing. We offer both whole boat charter, and individual crew spaces.

What to expect:
This event runs during April 21st-April 30th 2016. Join from 16:00 on the 21st, depart any time on the 30th. 9 days, 9 nights on board.

On arrival in Antigua, after joining Skyelark in the event village at Nelson's Dockyard you'll have the chance to meet your fellow crew members and have some time to relax, explore the area and settle in onboard. Next will be our first training day where we focus on getting used to the boat and finding your sea legs as we practise safety drills, boat manoeuvres and sail handling out on the water.

On training day two we will concentrate on getting the best out of the boat, finding crew positions, trimming and spinnaker work. Then the racing begins!

Friday, April 22nd
Training day one.

Saturday, April 23rd
Training day two.

Sunday, April 24th
Racing day one - 1 race for all classes.

Monday, April 25th
Racing day two - 1 race for classes 6-8b.

Tuesday, April 26th
Racing day three - 2 races for all classes.

Wednesday, April 27th
Lay day - no racing, relax and rest, go to the beach and have a lazy lunch, ready for more racing tomorrow!

Thursday, April 28th
Racing day four - 1 passage race up to Jolly Harbour.

Friday, April 29th
Racing day five - 1 passage race back to English Harbour.

Saturday, April 30th
Dockyard day - the event village opens up to the public, with parties, games, food stands, costumes, etc.

In the evenings you can expect a crew dinner ashore followed by as much of a party scene as you would like. The atmosphere around Antigua is buzzing with a variety of different parties and socials to attend.

Why Skyelark?
Antigua Race WeekSkyelark is a performance cruising yacht, owner operated with a professional crew who annually compete in the Antigua Sailing Week and many of the other Caribbean and European race regattas. Onboard there is a professional skipper and mate who provide training and coaching to help you get the most of the experience and guarantee a memorable, safe and exciting experience on and off the water.

Skyelark is a stunning yacht with classic good looks that gets you noticed (and looks great in the photos). She is also a joy to sail and is designed for the stronger trade wind sailing that the Caribbean offers, making her very competitive in class. Down below there is a choice of single bunk beds or double cabins.

Price: £1,400 per person, £10,500 for full-boat charter. Please contact us for more details!

Key Facts

What's included:

  • Two training days.
  • Accommodation on board (if required).
  • Use of all safety equipment.
  • Professional skipper and mate.
  • Racing lunches, snacks and refreshments.
  • Yacht berthed in the event village at Nelson's Dockyard.
  • Crew t-shirt.

What's not included:

  • Flights and transfers.
  • Personal insurance.