Antigua and Barbuda play host to one of the biggest regattas in the world, the annual Antigua Sailing Week from 29 April to 04 May. 100 vessels including state-of-the-art, high-tech racing machines and performance cruising boats will be taking to the seas, challenged with a variety of coastal race courses. The week attracts some of the world’s greatest sailors and sport enthusiasts to sample the party atmosphere created by such a spectacular event.
Entertainment is not just provided on the glorious clear blue waters, but on land too. Regular holidaymakers can get in on the action and enjoy everything from the vibrant welcome party to the mid week live music concert and the famous Dockyard Day closing ceremony. Each day also ends with a prize-giving party, rewarding those that have achieved sailing success in the day.
If visitors are looking for a break from the upbeat atmosphere then one of the 365 white sandy beaches on the island will provide the perfect spot. The coral reefs surrounding the island bring great snorkelling opportunities and the waves are ideal for the adventurous surfer.
Holidaymakers can explore the island in greater detail with a whole host of activities to include a helicopter tour rides, hikes through the rainforest and day trips to Barbuda. The island’s restaurants also need to be explored as Antigua and Barbuda boasts not just fantastic Caribbean cuisine but also fine French, Italian and British options.
Antigua and Barbuda has developed into a world famous destination for sailors and Antigua Sailing Week is the jewel in its sailing calendar. The regatta brings the island to life with thrilling entertainment both on and off shore.
For further information, log on to: www.visitantiguabarbuda.co.uk or call the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority on 01245 707 471