Issue 153 - 23 April 2019
Antigua Sailing Week and more yachting news.
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The 52nd Antigua Sailing Week brings an action-packed week for both sailors and spectators, starting this Saturday 27th April through to 3rd May. Check out the 2019 Antigua Sailing Week Pocket Guide for the full race and shore-side schedule.
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ROUND ANTIGUA RACE & ASW OPENING PARTY
The Peters & May Round Antigua Race is set for 27th April, followed in the evening by Prize Giving and the Official Antigua Sailing Week Opening Party.
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CHASE THE RACES FOR ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK
Not a sailor? Not a problem! Chase the races and celebrate shore-side with a packed schedule suited just for spectators.
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BEAT THE BOAT CYCLING RACE
Chase the races and attempt to beat the boats as they race around the island, in the Chase the Race Cycling Event on Saturday 27th April.
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SHIRLEY HEIGHTS LOOKOUT BREAKFAST PARTY
Enjoy a delicious local breakfast before watching the start of the first race of Antigua Sailing Week at Shirley Heights Lookout on 28th April.
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REGGAE IN THE PARK
Christopher Martin and Junior Kelly headline the big concert night in Nelson's Dockyard on 30th April, with early-bird discount tickets and traffic plans.
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WADADLI BEER LAY DAY BEACH PARTY
Hot games, cold beers, delicious food, and an incredible DJ lineup for the Wadadli Beer Lay Day Beach Party on 1st May.
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FINAL AWARDS CEREMONY & PARTY
Race Day 5 for Antigua Sailing Week ends in the evening with the Final Awards Ceremony & Party in Nelson's Dockyard on 3rd May.
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DOCKYARD DAY
The National Parks Authority hosts Dockyard Day on 4th May, combining traditional activities with new, including the Greasy Pole, Tug-Of-War, and more.
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THE BIG STORIES
WORLD-RECORD ENTRIES FOR OPTIWORLD
64 countries have now registered for the 2019 Optimist World Championship in Antigua in July, breaking a world record.
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ANTIGUA BERMUDA RACE
Organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the Antigua Bermuda Race will begin on 8th May 2019.
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PARADE OF CLASSICS PRIDE, POLISH AND PRIZES
Andrew Breece, publisher of Wooden Boat Magazine joined a crew of judges in listening to each vessel’s back story and awarding top picks.
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RACE & REGATTA NEWS
ASW: CARIBBEAN ROLE OF HONOUR
Caribbean registered boats have lifted the Lord Nelson's Trophy more times than any other region, and will compete again for it in this year's regatta.
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OYSTER ANTIGUA REGATTA WRAP
Beautiful conditions for the Oyster Antigua Regatta over 8th - 12th April, where 17 Oyster Yachts and crew competed in 3 classes.
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ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA RESULTS
54' schooner Severine took class honours in the Classic Schooner Class and Rocco Falcone's Antigua young Yacht Club team in the Dragon Class.
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53RD ANNUAL ASF TOURNAMENT
Sport Fishing and daily afternoon liming takes over Nelson's Dockyard for the 53rd Annual Tournament over 7th - 9th June.
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LOCAL NEWS
ABMA NEWSLETTER
Catch the latest local yachting news and upcoming events in the latest newsletter from the Antigua & Barbuda Marine Association.   
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FUN
THE ROAD TO REGGAE IN THE PARK
Get on the road to Reggae in the Park with Karaoke sessions, Reggae Nights, and Block Parties leading up to the big concert night on 30th April.
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MANAGERS BIRTHDAY MADNESS
Celebrate with complimentary treats, a free cotton long sleeve shirt and up to 60% off selected items at Budget Marine outlets on Wednesday 24th April.
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NEON RAVE
English Harbour Rum hosts their Neon Rave in Nelson's Dockyard on Friday 26th April, with 2 hours of free rum, cap redemption, great music, and more.
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A FLOAT: RACE DAY CRUISE PARTY
An ultra premium all-inclusive party on the sea on Sunday 28th April, with top local DJs Miks and Quixx, hosted by A. S. Brydens and Sons.
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LIME LIKE A BOSS BOAT CRUISE
Quin Farara hosts Lime like a Boss boat cruise with breakfast, lunch, an all-inclusive ultra-premium bar and Nuff and Edge Up launch on Sunday 28th April.
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SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT LAUNCH PARTY
The ABSF hosts their Annual Launch Party on 25th May at Admiral's Inn, under a nautical theme with music by DJ Tanny and drink specials all night.
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CRUISING & CHARTERING
CRUISING WITH GADABOAT
Get aboard the beautiful 52’ Oceanis yacht Gadaboat for day cruising along Antigua's coast to some of the best spots available.
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BARBUDA FOR THE DAY TOUR
Hop on board Excellence this Friday or next week Saturday for an exciting trip to the beautiful sister isle of Barbuda.
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TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
Ferry service and tours available with Barbuda Express.
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Get certified in PADI scuba diving with Dive Carib.
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SERVICES
Provisioning of wine and spirits with Cuvee Brydens Wines.
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Marine insurance and shipping with Brysons Shipping & Insurance.
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KEEP ANTIGUANICE
The Closed Season for Lobster and Parrotfish comes into effect from 1st May, with major fines in place for violators.
EVENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS
2019 ABMA calendar of yachting events in Antigua & Barbuda.
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Click for a list of yachting Associations and Clubs in Antigua.
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