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Tall Ship to Antigua

Aboard the tall
ship Star Clipper, Kenny Coombs Chairman of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta,
Mr. Craft owner of the Star Clipper and Minister of Tourism the Honorable
Harold Lovell made the announcement that had been years in the making…The 2006
Tall Ship World Peace Cup was coming to Antigua. The week of April 20 – 26 2006
will be an exciting one on the island of Antigua for not only will the 19th
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta be held but also fifteen to twenty Tall Ships and
training vessels from around the world will be competing against each other.

A long time wish
of the late Uli Pruesse, captain of the Star Clipper, the Tall Ship World Peace
Cup will be the culmination of much work between the American Sail Training
Association, The Ministry of Tourism of Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua Yacht
Club and the Antigua Marine Trades Association. All vessels will be based in
Nelsons Dockyard and in Falmouth Harbour further adding to the historic
ambiance of the area. There will be something for everyone, classic sailing
vessels as well as historic tall ships.

Enhancing the
excitement, there will be day races between the Tall Ships as well as beach
competitions and many social gatherings. April 25th has been
officially named St Johns Day, during which all the ships will travel into Deep
Water Harbor at the nations capital for a Parade of Sail. The following day,
off Shirley Heights, there will be an ocean race start as part of the ASTA
Caribbean Cruise. Imagine the look in to the past that will provide!

For further
information regarding The 2006 Tall Ships World Peace Cup, please contact asta@sailtraining.org or yachtclub@candw.ag. Also look though the
pages of this magazine as more information becomes available.

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