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Antigua Sailing Week

 

Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week is a yacht regatta held at Nelson's Dockyard, St. Johns, Antigua. It is one of Antigua's most notable events.[1] Founded in 1967,[2] it is cited as one of the top regattas in the world and attracts an average 150-200 yachts, 1500 participants and 5000 spectators on average annually.[3] In 2012 the week is being held between 29 April and 4 May. In 2005, 24 countries were represented at the regatta.[4] There are five main races held, including the English Harbour race,[2] and at the end of the week the event finishes with the Lord Nelson's Ball.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Beckett, Luisa. Yachting Escapes: The Caribbean. The Escapes Group ltd. p. 50.  
  2. ^ a b Vaitilingam, Adam (31 January 2002). The Rough Guide to Antigua and Barbuda. Rough Guides. p. 129.  
  3. ^ Antigua and Barbuda. The Treasure Islands Guide. p. 23. 
  4. ^ Kras, Sara Louise (January 2008). Antigua and Barbuda. Marshall Cavendish. p. 122.  
  5. ^ Vaitilingam, Adam (26 August 2004). Antigua Directions. Rough Guides. p. 76.  
  6. ^ Henderson, James (1 October 2005). Caribbean & the Bahamas. New Holland Publishers. p. 337.  

External links

  • Official site



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