Love and Unity: Final Day of Racing at Antigua Sailing Week

Editorial Staff

May 6, 2023

Press Release


The 54th edition of Antigua Sailing Week attracted boats and crew from over 20 nations, with sailors competing from six continents.

Moderate trade winds and tropical heat blessed the racing all week; sailing conditions were absolutely fabulous.

Antigua Sailing Week is the most celebrated regatta in the Caribbean and the 2023 edition added another great chapter to the history of racing in Antigua, dating back to 1968.

The Final Awards Ceremony was a wonderful occasion for the final party. The World Heritage site, Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour was a perfect setting for the famous awards ceremony. Guests of Honour were Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez – Minister of Tourism and Economic Development, Gregory Athill representing the Parliamentary representative for St. Pauls, Minister EP Chet Greene, Phillip Shoul – Chairman of the National Parks Authority, and Mrs Ann Marie Martin – Commissioner of the National Parks.

President of Antigua Sailing Week, Alison Sly-Adams welcomed the Minister of Tourism, Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez to the stage, who gave a warm welcome to the entourage.

“Welcome back sailors, I recognise a few of you from last year!” commented Max Fernandez. “The pandemic took away the opportunity to host the number one Caribbean regatta, but our spirits were never dampened and we steered the course and we are here again to complete another week of spectacular competition and fun in our beautiful island paradise.”

The National Anthem of Antigua was sung by Janisha Jacobs before Antigua Sailing Week Race Manager Jaime Torres invited Prize Winners to come to the main stage.

All of the CSA, Club and Bareboat Class Winners at Antigua Sailing Week were awarded historic trophies and went home with Keeper Trophies and Locman Italy watches.


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