Craig Stanbury, Operations Director for the Racing Division at Peters & May commented, “Peters & May have two ships with loading windows going out to the Caribbean at the start of high season and two more ships with loading windows after the season has ended. We have a long history in the Caribbean and well established contacts, which allows Peters & May to offer a reliable service and cost effective service to yacht owners. Besides making good business sense to develop options for customers, we see this service as a way of supporting regattas for the good of all. Peters & May have confirmed all the details with the relevant port authorities.”
The dates agreed mean that UK and Europe bound race boats, which over the last few years have had to be shipped out from other islands, will now have time to race at Antigua Sailing Week and then be shipped out the following week.
25 October – 10 November 2015: Palma/Genoa to Antigua.
15 November – 25 November 2015: Southampton to Tortola (Antigua upon sufficient cargo).
5 May – 20 May 2016: Antigua to Southampton
5 May – 20 May 2016: Antigua to Genoa/Palma
Antigua Sailing Week 2016 kicks off with two stand alone long distance races which are not part of the regatta series. The Guadeloupe to Antigua Race is on Friday 22nd April and the Pearns Point Round Antigua Race taking place on Saturday 23rd April. Racing at Antigua Sailing Week, on the spectacular south coast of Antigua, starts onSunday 24th April and concludes Friday 29th April with the legendary Antigua Sailing Week Awards Ceremony & After Party at Nelson’s Dockyard. There are daily prize giving’s after racing where you meet the competition and nobody misses the Big Party Night on Tuesday evening and the recovery Lay Day Beach Party the day after, featuring the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge, on Pigeon Point.
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