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Upcoming Rolex Antigua Sailing Week

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:02 am
by KarenS
From "39TH ROLEX ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK - The 39th Rolex Antigua Sailing Week will commence with Race 1 on April 30th, 2006 and end on Friday May 5th. There will be an additional Bareboat Championship Race on Saturday May 6th, 2006

Rolex Antigua Sailing Week, the granddaddy of them all, is considered by many sailing aficionados to be one of the top five regattas in the world and when you see it up close it's hard to disagree.

Over the years Sailing Week has evolved from a regatta for local yachtsmen to an international event that spans five days (and more if you include the pre-event activities). It attracts an average of 200 yachts, over 1500 participants, 5000 spectators and some of the biggest, fastest and most impressive sailing yachts in the world packed with Olympic, America's Cup and round the world sailors.

Sailing Week is the sailing equivalent of holding a tennis grand slam in the Caribbean where you can compete against the stars - with huge parties! It takes you from historic Nelson's Dockyard to Dickenson Bay and back."

Let's hear some reviews!

Rolex Antigua Sailing Week done

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 6:47 am
by KarenS
From "3:32 AM Sun 7 May 2006
While the majority of competitors at Rolex Antigua Sailing Week enjoyed a day of rest after a week's worth of challenging Caribbean sailing, organizers transformed the Regatta Village in Nelson's Dockyard into the site of the Lord Nelson's Ball. The evening prize giving, where over 100 trophies were handed out, is the highlight of the traditional closing ceremony for the week. This year, winners in five classes also received Rolex Steel Submariner timepieces for overall victory. The event, now in its 39th year, hosted thousands of competitors representing 30 countries aboard 191 boats.

From Sunday, April 30 through Friday, May 5, the event's organizing committee, led by Neil Forrester, chairman and general manager of the Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association, hosted daily racing where over the first two days of racing the fleet moored first in Dickenson Bay, then at Jolly Harbour Marina on the west coast of the island, then returning back to English and Falmouth Harbours for racing along the southern coast. Festive shore side entertainment featured daily live music and hospitality within the Regatta Village."