Long famous for Antigua Sailing Week and Classic Yacht Regatta, in recent years Antigua added the RORC Caribbean 600 to its annual events and over the past four years has, three times, hosted Optimist Dinghy Championships from the fabulous setting of Nelson’s Dockyard, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

So successful was the first hosting of the North American Optimist Dinghy Championships in 2015, that the competitors clamoured to come back again in 2016. These two events were followed by Antigua & Barbuda winning the right to host the 2019 World Championships against competition from China, Sri Lanka and Tunisia.

Now well practised in the organisation of Optimist dinghy racing, the event for boys and girls aged 8 to 15, staged in the bumpy waters outside English Harbour, was heralded an outstanding success. As usual there was some first class photography from Matias Capizzano -

A full list of Antigua’s yachting and sailing events can be found below. Many of the 2020 events from March onwards have been cancelled or postponed of course as the whole world struggles with the Coronavirus pandemic but we will make any updates as events get nearer.

The Caribbean Sailing Association has released its 5 year calendar for the Caribbean wide regatta season. See the full calendar HERE.

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Antigua Events

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Wobbly Boat Race


Superyacht Challenge Antigua- Cancelled

9th - 14th March 2021

Antigua Laser Championship


Classic Yacht Regatta

31st March - 6th April 2021

Guadeloupe to Antigua Race

23rd April 2021

Peters & May Round Antigua Race - Cancelled

24th April 2021

Antigua Sailing Week- Cancelled

24th - 30th April 2021

Antigua to Bermuda Race

5th may 2021

Mikie Pigott Jnr Memorial Classic

27th - 28th May 2021

Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament

28th - 30th May 2021

Caribbean Sailing Week

November 2021

Jolly Harbour Annual Regatta

19th - 21st November 2021

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting

4th - 9th December 2021

High Tide Series

December 2021

Nelson's Pursuit Race

31st December 2021

Round The Island Race

January 2022

RORC Caribbean 600

February 2022

Jolly Harbour Valentine's Regatta

February 2022

Antigua 360

February 2022

Frances Nune Jnr Fishing Tournament


The Antigua & Barbuda Marine Guide © 2021 by Lightwave Publications Ltd.

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