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Guadeloupe to Antigua Race
April 28, 2017
Every year Antigua Sailing Week features a Guadeloupe to Antigua Race on the Friday before the week’s racing begins. The event is organised in conjunction with Antigua Yacht Club and serves as a feeder race for boats coming from the islands to the south of Antigua. However, many boats already in Antigua preparing for the week-long regatta often take this opportunity to head south to Guadeloupe specifically to participate in this annual race.
The 42-nautical mile race is open to boats of all types, whether or not entered in Antigua Sailing Week. For those who are entered, it provides an opportunity for crews to get to know each other better both on and off the water, as well as providing several hours of crew practice to improve teamwork in preparation for the week ahead. For boats not entered in Antigua Sailing Week, the Guadeloupe to Antigua race is a fun event that, in addition to the exciting day of racing, provides an opportunity to enjoy the warm hospitality of the Triskell Association and the Village of Deshaies Department of Tourism, the event’s hosts in Guadeloupe. In fact, it is an ideal race for Caribbean cruisers who want to have some fun but don’t want to race around the cans. There are no marks in the race – simply a start line and a finish line. So boats of all types are welcome and encouraged to participate. If you’re planning to head north from Guadeloupe, why not join the fun?
The 2017 Guadeloupe to Antigua Race will take place on Friday, April 28 from Deshaies, Guadeloupe to English Harbour, Antigua.
Photograph by Tim Wright