The 218ft Dykstra/Reichel Pugh ketch Hetairos © Claire Matches

An exciting superyacht racing season is set for the Antigua in 2023 with a fantastic programme of racing including the 12th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua and the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 Series.

112ft Baltic Nilaya and the Superyacht fleet © Claire Matches

Images © Claire Matches

The 12th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is set for 6-12 March 2023. The regatta has one clear objective; to provide all the facilities to stage an ideal event for an exclusive selection of superyachts, where fair racing and good companionship are valued above all else. Designed to be solely for the pleasure of superyacht owners, their guests and crew, the magnificent fleet takes part in five days of spectacular racing. Together with laid back social events, the regatta is a wonderful celebration of sailing and parties. Yachts are requested to apply no later than 1 December 2022 with the entry fee due by 1 January 2023.

Farr 100 Leopard © Tim Wright/RORC

Before the 2023 Superyacht Challenge Antigua, The Royal Ocean Racing Club has announced the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 Series which will be based in Antigua 14-24 February 2023. This new event will include long inshore day races in the waters around Antigua before the 600-mile offshore. The Superyacht Challenge Antigua believes this is a fantastic opportunity for superyachts to enjoy spectacular racing and would point out that yachts can enter just the day races. For more information on the RORC Caribbean 600 Series: http://www.rorc.org/news/news-2011/news-2022/announcing-the-rorc-caribbean-600-series

There was excellent news from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, which updated travel advisory at the end of August 2022. The Government has officially lifted all travel restrictions for air and sea passengers, to facilitate the smooth movement of passengers to and from Antigua.

The Notice of Race for the 2023 Superyacht Challenge Antigua is available at www.superyachtchallengeantigua.com