Antigua 2014 Sailing Week is all set to shoot off from April 25, Sunday. The 7-day long regatta will be contested by as many as 106 yachts. The awards ceremony is scheduled for May 2.
The prestigious race constitutes the final major race for this Caribbean season. There are 100 + entries for main event of the championship. The 106 contesting yachts are participating from a grand figure of 21 nations all across the world, including Europe, Caribbean, South & North America, Eastern Europe, Russia & even Australia.
The race would commence from Guadeloupe & would finalize at Antigua.
Prior to this championship, Yachting World Round Antigua & Guadeloupe Race came up as eminent one-off championships with their respective prestigious awards. Guadeloupe Race regatta has been on since the inception of Sailing Week of Antigua championship & this year it pulled in twenty contestant entries, Scarlet Runner ( Rob Date, RP52).
‘Scarlet has been sailing right from Australia’s Melbourne, nearly 18 thousand miles”, remarked Rob Date. “4 of our crew members have conducted the entire trip. It’s the 1st time that I’m here at the Sailing Week of Antigua & we all are eagerly waiting for some great competition. Round Antigua and Guadeloupe Race championships would be excellent prepping ground for this regatta.”
Some forty-five yachts have taken part at Round Antigua championship & there would be an amazing encounter in between 2 major carbon flyers. ICAP Leopard (Mike Slade Farr 100) & Monster Project (Andy Budgen Volvo 70) are both able to beat the regatta record which is at present held by Sojana ( Peter Harrison) – that finished the regatta in four hours, 37 mins & 43 secs in the year 2009. However, Sojana won’t be racing this time.