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The Antigua Mega Yacht Challenge Moves Forward

2006 brings with it the unparalleled spectacle of the 5th Annual Antigua Mega Yacht Challenge. Responding to suggestions of past contestants, the Race Committee has moved this year’s Mega Yacht Challenge forward to the weekend of March 25th, 26th and …

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100 Percent Made in Antigua

For Gunter Doering and his family, Christmas came early this year. After nearly a year of construction, their pleasure craft MV 256 was launched with much pomp and circumstance from the Jolly Harbour boatyard on December 21st. The journey of …

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The Spike Strikes Again

The Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Association held their second annual “Best in the West” fishing tournament on November 12th in Jolly Harbour. Based out of “Docs Dock” (Dr. Nick Fuller’s waterside villa), eighteen entrants of all ages headed out …

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Insurance be Damned!

As many readers know from articles in All at Sea over the years, Antigua is very quiet in the summer. What many of you may also know is that this silence is affected deeply by the blanket ruling of the …

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The Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting

It was a post-war family adventure that led the Nicholson family to Antigua and they, in turn, led the Caribbean to the Charter Yacht industry. In fact, they started it! What has now become a multi-million dollar industry for the …

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Mariella and the Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

Having been deeply involved with the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta this past April, it was with keen interest I followed this year’s Rolex Transatlantic Challenge. Three entrants from the Regatta were to participate in the Classic Division. Norwind, Sumurun and …

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Antigua Wins 2005 CSA Dinghy Championships

For the first time in 25 years, Antigua hosted the Caribbean Dinghy Championship over the weekend of July 16th and 17th. Open to six member teams from across the region, the event proved a wonderful opportunity to show off the …

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AMTA Sail Away Day

There is something I must confess. I live in Falmouth and I am not a sailor. I love the sea, don’t get me wrong. I’m a diver and a swimmer and a lover of creatures aquatic but a sailor, I’m …

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The 39th Annual Antigua Sport Fishing Tournament

On May 16th, participants and supporters alike found themselves gathered at The Last Lemming Bar & Restaurant to celebrate another passing of the Antigua Sport Fishing Tournament. Now in its 39th year, and once again based out of the Catamaran …

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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 …

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More Laser Racing in Antigua

Over the weekend of March 12th and 13th, nineteen laser sailors came to Antigua to participate in the 4th Annual Antigua Laser Open. Particularly exciting about the Open this year was the participation of the Hampton University Sailing Team from …

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The Inaugural OECS Rally

On December 28, 2004, six yachts left St. Lucia for the inaugural OECS Rally. The brainchild of Dr. Len Ishmael, the goal of the OECS Rally was to “provide participants of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) with an opportunity …

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They Came, They Built, They Sunk

On Friday, February 11th, twenty-four teams competed in the second annual BYOB Competition at The Catamaran Marina. Sponsored by The Wobbly Club (so named for the wobbly table the group sat around), the Build Your Own Boat contest is quickly …

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Around the Island in Two Days

The annual Round the Island Race sanctioned by the Antigua Yacht Club was held over the weekend of January 22nd and 23rd. Racing began on Saturday morning at Falmouth Harbour on a beautiful day with good winds and 6 to …

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18th Annual Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Dates Set

From humble but enthusiastic beginnings, the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta has grown to one of the premiere classic regattas in the world. Held annually in April, the regatta begins what has become the famous one-two event that closes the yachting season …

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The Pursuit of the Spike Trophy

The Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing Association recently held their “Best in the West” Fun Fishing Tournament. Open to all, the tournament had originally been postponed due to weather. Rescheduled to the 27th of November, ten boats had their lines …

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Boat Show Breakfast – North Sails

The 43rd annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show took place on the 2nd – 7th December 2004, in Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina. The Antigua Charter Yacht Show is one …

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The Antigua Charter Yacht Show

The 2004 Antigua Charter Yacht Show was an important one. While the event itself has just completed it’s 43rd year, this was the inaugural year under the new management team of Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting. Originally founded by VEB Nicholson …

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AYC 2004 Laser Team Championships

It was day one of the Laser Team Championships and I had wanted to get to the Antigua Yacht Club for the Skippers briefing. Up with a start, I realized I had overslept because it was absolutely pouring. I walked …

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