Antigua Sailing Week

The place to race in the Caribbean. The week with the most turnout

Antigua Sailing Week

This is one of the oldest racing events in the Caribbean calendar. An absolute classic, there are plenty of round the cans races and an offshore race around the island of Antigua. The race village is where it’s at though, with most of the caribbean racers coming down to Antigua for the week. It’s very similar in it’s nature to the like of Cowes Week or Dartmouth, but with a lot more sun! And rum… Although that’s debatable these days, Cowes week is also pretty high up on the rum front! Anyways, enjoy!

Dates: 26 April – 5 May 2020

Individual places are available on our race-ready super-tuned uber-fast racing machine –First 40, Optimus Prime!

Plan of action

Thursday, 26 April, 10.00 Arrival. Mooring in Nelson’s Dockyard
Thursday, 26 April Race training
Friday, 27 April Race training
Saturday, 28 April Round Antigua Race
Sunday, 29 April Regatta race day
Monday, 30 April Regatta race day
Tuesday, 1 May Regatta race day
Wednesday, 2 May Lay day
Thursday, 3 May Regatta race day
Friday, 4 May Regatta race day and prize giving
Saturday, 5 May, 09:00 The week ends, see you next year, Antigua!

What is it all about?

Well, anyone with a boat in the Caribbean, pretty much, turns up for the race. It makes for seriuosly competitive racing, set against a stunning Caribbean backdrop of Falmouth Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard. It’s also a little longer than most events in the caribs, you get a full week



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What is included

  • Professional skipper and first mate
  • Accomodation aboard
  • Mooring in Nelsons Dockyard
  • Crew uniform
  • Entry fee
  • Training day
  • Food aboard while racing

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I came for a 5 days course and it was freeezing! I did come in February though, so serves me right. There was a proper heater onboard though, so we we fine. The course structure was excellent, Aubrey [instructor] really knew his stuff and it was fun. Lots of mooring, which is what I was after. Feel much more confident now, and thanks for the pies, v. good 🙂

James Clover

IT Consultant

Staying in a different marina every night was the highlight for me. This is what cruising is about, I guess, so not coming back to Mercury was ideal, I got to know the Solent pretty well. Lee [instructor] was good at stepping back and letting us do it ourselves, which was very useful. Thanks again, and see you next year!

Dan Collier


Hi guys, just a quick note to say THANKS! I was really nervous, but it was all good in the end. We just practiced every day and little by little I figured it out, I can moor! Still a little nervous, but the basics are there now, I understand what needs to be done. I’ll come back for the mile building, I think. All in all, the course was well structured, very much hands on and I liked the boat, very plush :J Thanks for a great week!

Elena Godfrey

Projects director, WorldVision UK