Virgin Atlantic returns as sponsor for Antigua Sailing Week



Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) announce Tuesday that it has again secured a sponsorship agreement with Virgin Atlantic for commitment as the Official Transatlantic Airline of the 2023 event to be staged here soon.

The contract renewal will, according to a press statement mark the 5th year of partnership for the event which will take place April 29 – May 5, 2023.

Caribbean Commercial Manager, Virgin Atlantic Hannah Swift, said, the airline continues to have a passion for travel and an active lifestyle

“We want to stay true to our mission of bringing people together through the power of sport, and what better way to do that than sponsor the must-do Caribbean sailing event.  We want to continue supporting its growth by getting more attendees to the region,” Swift said.

The popular annual event brings together participants from more than 25 nations around the world. They have an opportunity to race or chase in the Caribbean Sea, under superb trade winds, in stellar conditions and to celebrate island style.

As part of the sponsorship, Virgin Atlantic said it will be offering preferred rates to all sailors and their supporters traveling to Antigua to be part of Antigua Sailing Week.

Meanwhile, Rana-Jamila Lewis, Event & Marketing manager of ASW said Virgin Atlantic is considered a key travel partner for the destination of Antigua & Barbuda continuously providing the UK market with reliable airlift and high-quality service.

“We want to thank the Virgin family for its support of our event and the sport of sailing in particular. The timing of the renewal of the partnership was ideal, as it assisted us with being able to plan our overseas marketing efforts in some of their service destinations – namely UK, France & Germany. And with entries to the 2023 regatta now open, it’s a good time to start confirming any required travel and secure your seats at the best rates,” she said.

Virgin Atlantic’s weekly flight schedule currently features flights into and out of Antigua on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays but in April 2023 the schedule will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Spectators planning to travel to Antigua to be here for the week-long celebration of yacht racing will find the schedules to their liking and flights will be available for those wanting to fly out the day after the final prize giving on Friday 5th May.