Stanford Antigua Sailing Week

Stanford Antigua Sailing Week

April-May
The island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is famous for stiff easterly trade winds, which are ideal for sailing. Thus, it is little wonder that Antigua is the site of a major international sailing event. Organized by the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association, the Stanford Antigua Sailing Week runs from late April into May and draws racing fans and yachting enthusiasts from all over the world.
The first Antigua Sailing Week took place in 1968, when yacht broker Desmond Nicholson and Antiguan hotel owner Howard Hulford recruited a total of 17 boats to participate in a three-day event. Since then the regatta has expanded to include as many as 1,500 sailors and 200 yachts of various sizes that compete in 16 different classes. Nearly every day of Sailing Week, yachts face off in courses of various distances and orientations toward the wind.
The competition took the name Stanford Antigua Sailing Week when the international financial company became its main sponsor in 2007, the same year the yachting community celebrated the competition's 40th anniversary.
CONTACTS:
Stanford Antigua Sailing Week
P.O. Box W2005
St. John's Antigua, W.I.
www.sailingweek.com
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