This year Antigua Sailing week will be celebration their 50th edition. One week of fun and hot racing… they’re looking to bring back the old traditions in a new way. Visit the ASW website: www.sailingweek.com to stay on to of whats happening for 2017.
Come and enjoy this wonderful day with your family and friends. Starting at 2 pm, Dockyard Drive will be the scene of a cultural parade that includes marching bands, iron bands and dancers leading the procession into Nelson’s Dockyard. At 3 pm, the winners of the LIAT School Art Competition will be honoured on stage before two hours of fun activities commence. For the 50th edition, the Greasy Pole and the Non-Mariners Race will make a come-back.
The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda will then begin the Beating of the Retreat at 5.15 pm followed by an evening packed with entertainment. A bounce castle and bungee jumping will keep the kids entertained and you can fuel up on local food and drinks.
Organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the inaugural Antigua Bermuda Race will commence after the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week in early May 2017. The Antigua Bermuda Race is designed to offer an exciting passage race to Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup.
Antigua gained total independence on November 1st 1981, when for the first time in 328 years the Union jack was lowered and replaced with the Antiguan Flag, and then the Antiguan National Anthem was sung.