Issue 148 - 5 February, 2019
Rebecca wins Superyacht Challenge Antigua, new date for 10th edition, and more yachting news.
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Rebecca wins the 9th Superyacht Challenge Antigua, and a new race date is set for 11th - 15th March 2020.
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JOLLY HARBOUR YC VALENTINE'S REGATTA
Sailors with all levels of experience are invited to join in two days of racing for the Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Valentine's Regatta, over 8th - 10th February.
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ANTIGUA 360° RACE
A good warm-up for the RORC Caribbean 600, the Antigua 360° Race on 15th February offers a fun and competitive 52-mile circumnavigation course.
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RORC CARIBBEAN 600: HOW TO WATCH
Watch the race start on 18th February from the best vantage points and track the fleet as they race their way around the 600nm course.
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RACE & REGATTA NEWS
TEAM ANTIGUA ARRIVAL & TWAC UPDATE
Another historic event as the Team Antigua Island Girls complete the 2018 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, with 7 teams still rowing.
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A NEW APPROACH TO ANTIGUA CLASSICS
A new approach for the 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta includes two new classes and changes to the courses in efforts for regatta growth.
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BIG BOAT BONANZA FOR ASW 2019
With just 3 months to go to the 52nd Antigua Sailing Week, there's an armada of big boat entries and over 1000 sailors ready for racing.
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HANSA INT'L CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
The first ever Hansa Antigua International Championship saw forty sailors, some from the Sailability programme, competing in three divisions.
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YOUTH IN THE RORC CARIBBEAN 600
Young up-and-coming sailors will be racing alongside and against some of the world's best in the RORC Caribbean 600, starting on 18th February.
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HARPER'S ASW SCHOOL ART COMPETITION
Artists aged 5 - 18 are invited to join the Harper's Antigua Sailing Week School Art Competition, themed on eliminating single-use plastics.
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THE LATEST ENTRIES FOR ANTIGUA CLASSICS
The NOR is out and the entries keep coming in for the 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, the latest including New Moon, Xarifa, Hilaria, and more.
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OPTIWORLD REGISTERED TEAMS
So far there are 221 sailors from 52 countries set for the 2019 Optimist World Championship, being held in Antigua over 6th - 16th July.
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RORC CARIBBEAN 600 GEAR ON SALE
The RORC Caribbean 600 technical line by Musto is now available for online purchase, including both race gear and casual wear for both men and women.
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ASW FEATURED IN THE CITIZEN
Race, chase, celebrate and recycle at ASW - an article on Antigua Sailing Week featured in Issue 3 of Antigua & Barbuda: The Citizen.
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LOCAL NEWS
FREE DINGHY SERVICE WITH INCANTO
Incanto Restaurant at Antigua Slipway offers diners a free dinghy service from Nelson's Dockyard, The Inn, and Boom at Gunpowder House.
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GET TICKETS FOR THE ABSAR RAFFLE
Amazing prizes up for grabs with ABSAR's fundraising raffle, with tickets only for EC$10, drawing on 7th February.
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RESCUE DIVER COURSE
Certified divers can take their diving training to the next level with Dive Carib's Rescue Diver Course set for 7th and 8th February.
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ABSAR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Upgrade your membership or recruit new members for Antigua & Barbuda Search & Rescue (ABSAR), who run their rescue operations solely on donations.
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CLOSED SEASON: JANUARY - MARCH
Nassau Grouper, Red Hind, and Coney are in Closed Season until 31st March, with fines up to EC$50,000 for violators.
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FUN
TEAM ANTIGUA ISLAND GIRLS WELCOME PARTY
Welcome home the Team Antigua Island Girls on Friday 8th February at Club House, with complimentary cheese and a glass of wine.
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HARE & TORTOISE CHARITY SWIM
A 1km swim from the National Sailing Academy to Pigeon Point Beach on 24th February, with BBQ and bar after at the Sailing Academy.
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CRUISING & CHARTERING
JABBERWOCKY YACHT CHARTERS
Make Jabberwocky your yacht for the day, or for longer, with a personalized charter itinerary around Antigua or to neighbouring islands.
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TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
Deep Sea or Bottom Fishing Charters with Pacific Marlin Antigua.
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Barbuda Express offers tours and ferry service between Antigua and Barbuda.
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SERVICES
Carib-World Travel offers reduced flight rates with the London seat sale.
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Engine/generator supply, repair, and more with Marine Power Services.
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KEEP ANTIGUANICE
Check out the Green Boating Guide by Sailors for the Sea.
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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