This year, at the Antigua Sailing Week 50th Anniversary, a record number of yachts are expected to enjoy the memorable occasion. Whilst yachts from Antigua and the Caribbean will be racing in numbers, the majority of sailors will come from Europe, especially Great Britain and Germany, as well as from North and South America, Scandinavia and as far away as Australia.
The CSA classes boast several previous class winners from overseas. Mike Slade’s world record breaking 100ft Maxi Leopard 3 makes a welcome return along with Sir Peter Harrison’s 115ft ketch Sojana, and Richard Matthews’ Oystercatcher XXXI. Other previous class winners from overseas include Adrian Lee’s Cookson 50 Lee Overlay.com and Ross Applebey’s Scarlet Oyster.
Multihull racing at Antigua Sailing Week is on the rise. One newcomer to the regatta is the turbo charged HH66 catamaran R-SIX from Belize. R-SIX will be going up against the Gunboats, which are capable of similar raw speed, including Gunboat 60 Moementum.Oyster, Chris Jackson’s Arthur and Andy Middleton’s Quokka8. Information at: sailingweek.com