Antigua and Barbuda Sailing

Sailing and Yachting

The coasts of Antigua are ideal for yacht cruising and racing, with constant trade-winds, and many harbours for exploration. Easily a week could be spent cruising around this picturesque island of the Caribbean. The sister island of Barbuda has shell laden beaches so long that they dip below the horizon.

There are good airline connections with North America and Europe and Antigua is centrally situated for Caribbean cruising.

Events 2013/2014

49th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show
Dec 6 - 12, 2013

The largest Charter Yacht Show in the world attracting up to 100 vessels.

The Yacht Show is organised and operated by V.E.B. Nicholson & Sons (Antigua Ltd). It takes place during the first week of December each year. This will be the 38th year this firm has invited agents from all over the world to inspect large charter yachts that have sailed from North America and Europe. A Marine Trades Show is also organised by the Marine Trades Association.

Some of the events are:

  • Inspection of yachts by agents for the upcoming charter season
  • Marine Trades Exposition
  • Lectures & slideshows
  • Luncheon & cocktail parties (by invitation)
  • Beating of the Retreat by the Royal Antiguan Police Force

For further info contact: [email protected]

Main Events of 2014:

Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600
Start Monday, February 24, 2014
600 miles around the Caribbean starting and finishing in Antigua while taking in Barbuda, Nevis, Saba, St. Barts, St Maarten and Guadeloupe.

Classic Yacht Regatta
April 17 - 22, 2014
Hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club, this regatta attract between 50 and 60 yachts every year. Competitors range from traditional craft from the islands, classic ketches, sloops, schooners, and yawls to the elegant Spirit of Tradition yachts, J Class yachts, and Tall Ships.

Antigua Sailing Week
April 26 - May 2, 2014
One of the top regattas in the world. Six days of challenging racing run and plenty of full social activities. Held under the auspices of the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association.


Coming soon!


50th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show

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