2024 SCHEDULE

Wednesday
17th April

09:00 – 16:00 Registration

Registration (including Single-Handed Race) will be from 09:00 to 16:00. Full details of all race & shore events will be available.

13:00 – 17:00 Concourse d’Elégance – Judging

We welcome and encourage yachts that are entered in the Regatta and maintained to a high standard to enter the Concours d’Elégance Competition on Wednesday April 17th. Judging will take place from 13:00 – 17:00. There are divisions for Traditional, Spirit of Tradition, Classic and Vintage. There are two categories: Professionally Maintained and Owner Maintained.
*** Please enter by email or at Registration on the morning of Wednesday, April 17th.

17:00 Skippers Meeting

Meet on the lawn at the steps waterside of the Event Center!

18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Party

Come and meet your fellow participants and enjoy the start of the Regatta at the beautiful Boom Restaurant. There is a water taxi available at The Admiral’s Inn Dock to take you back and forth or enjoy a walk or drive up to Boom. Wristbands are required to be worn for entry.
Head over to the Pillars Restaurant at the Admiral’s Inn for their Caribbean Night menu with entertainment.

Thursday
18th April

10:00 Race 1

Old Road Race

17:30 – 18:30 Perfect Storm Happy Hour

18:00 Caribbean Night

Free Perfect Storm Cocktails & Red Stripe Beer with your wristbands, cash bar also available at the Capstans followed by an exciting Caribbean Night sponsored by the National Parks. Come dance to the steel drums, be amazed by the fire dancers, stilt walkers and more!
National Parks will have food available as well as Hot Spot Café and Gallery Bar.

Friday
19th April

10:00 Race 2

Butterfly Race

17:30 – 18:30 Happy Hour

Come enjoy free English Harbour Cocktail & Red Stripe Beer with your wristband at the Capstans. Afterwards check out the Classics Menu at Copper & Lumber’s Seafood Friday.

Saturday
20th April

10:00 Race 3

Caterpillar Race

17:30 – 18:30 Happy Hour

18:30 Open Mic Night

Wear your wrist band and enjoy our Happy Hour around the Capstans followed by the fun Open Mic Night with the band Those Guys Again at 18:30! Amateur or professional musicians, dancers, or entertainers of any kind who would like to participate, please make yourselves known at the Hospitality Desk or call Jane Coombs on 720-3926. All acts can be supported by our house band Those Guys Again… let us know your songs in advance, if possible. We will meet beside the stage at 18:00.
NPA, Pillars Restaurant at the The Admiral’s Inn, The Galley Bar and Hot, Hot, Hot Spot will have yummy food available.

Sunday
21st April

10:00 Race 4 followed by Parade of Classics

Cannon Race
On completion of Race 4 (starting at approximately 13:30) proceed into English Harbour. There will be a VHF communication team to guide you in. Please provide us information and history on your yacht, which will be used by our announcer at the Dockyard. Costumes, hip-hip hoorays, and cannons encouraged!

17:30 – 18:30 Happy Hour at the Capstans
“Rain Gutter Regatta”

Wear your wristband for the free English Harbour Cocktail & Red Stripe Beer. National Parks will have a paid bar. We will also have a “Rain Gutter Regatta”, go get your teams together and be ready for some fun!
Enjoy food from the Hot, Hot, Hot Spot and the Galley Bar who will be set up and ready to serve you.
Sunday evenings are always a treat at Shirley Heights with the steel drums and beautiful sunset. Enjoy a dinner at Boom or Pillars at The Admiral’s Inn.

Monday
22nd April

09:00 Skipper Briefing for Single-Handed Race

Meet at the flagpole on the waterside of the Event Center.

11:00 Single-Handed Race

Show off your individual sailing skills on this simple windward/leeward course just off English Harbour. Crew can be used to assist hoisting/lowering sails but must leave the yacht before the start, with the exception of one observer for safety reasons. The use of auto-helms is discouraged, and if used must be declared. There are 3 classes: Less than 45’ LOA, 45’+ LOA and Spirit of Tradition. We are also looking for yachts prepared to take photographers out (as a 3rd person).

14:00 – Cream Tea & Gig Racing

For our final event of the week bring your sailing and rowing gigs, varnished runabouts and trusty crew to The Admiral’s Inn for a fun-filled afternoon of Gig Racing. Assorted races start at 14.00 and there will be prizes awarded. A full traditional cream tea will be available from 15:00 – 17:00 with proceeds going to St John’s Hospice.

18:00 – 19:00 Happy Hour

Head over to the side of museum in the Dockyard for a Happy Hour.

18:30 Prize Giving

Remember to bring your crew on stage for a photo opportunity with your trophy (wristband required for free drinks).

20:00 After Party

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta is having an After Party on the seaside lawn of Copper and Lumber. After the awards get ready for an unforgettable night of revelry at the historic Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua. Against the backdrop of this iconic maritime location, the air will be filled with the tantalizing aroma of delectable food offerings, sure to satisfy the most discerning palates and you’ll be treated to the infectious beat of live music that’s sure to keep the dance floor alive. A cash bar will be available with a steady flow of delightful drinks to complement the vibrant atmosphere. The fusion of history, music, delectable cuisine, and the picturesque setting of Nelson’s Dockyard in the afterglow of the Classic Regatta guarantees an evening of celebration that transcends time, creating lasting memories for all who attend.