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Antigua Sailing Week 2018
At its height Antigua Sailing Week welcomed more than 250 participating yachts but with the evolution of yacht racing in more recent years, numbers have settled back at a little over 100 yachts annually. Super yachts and maxis now participate in more and more events designed specifically for them, the US East Coast and Mediterranean seasons begin much earlier which has led to a shortened Caribbean season, and the Caribbean yacht racing calendar is full. As a result, all Caribbean racing events have had to evolve to suit the current racing climate. Antigua Sailing Week’s tag line is now ‘where sailing comes first’, with organisers having recognised that sailors participate first and foremost for top quality racing. The parties and social atmosphere are still key features of any regatta, however, and so at the end of every day of racing there are a variety of parties and events designed to please everyone.