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The Antigua Superyacht Cup

The Antigua Superyacht Cup is an annual sailing yacht race that is held in the Island Antigua in the Caribbean. The event was first opened in 2006 by a superyacht cup team from Majorca. The event has been held ever since at Nelson’s Dockyard.  See a video of the 2006 event here.

The Antigua Superyacht Cup is indeed an exciting way to start Christmas as this event is mostly festive and just wonderful in that it is held in one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands. This is a great way to meet up with people “on the same boat” and have a fun-filled time participating in the main event as well as the promise of well-prepared social activities each evening of the racing event.

This cup is usually held around mid-December where around 10 to 12 superyachts are expected to join. Some of the entries for the cup in the past included P2 (designed by Philippe Briand and built by Perini Navi), Wild Horses, Zig Zag (by Swan 90), Sojana (by Farr), Crackerjack, and Savannah.

The event, as usually follows the Antigua’s Yacht Charter Show where great charter yachts will be shown off for people to see. During the event you will find perfect opportunities to find great chances to get hold of sailing yachts for sale, yacht rental, and yacht charter availabilities.

What Happens at the Event?

The event will start with the registration and a welcome party will be held the same day. During the succeeding days, pursuit races nos. 1 to 3 will commence, and each evening a social activity takes place. Prize giving and dinner with sparkling bottles of champagne will be on the last day of the event.

The pursuit race covers an estimated 22 nautical miles, and the actual sailing will be at the English Harbour where the sailing yachts will glide through the sparkling coasts until the reach Curtain Bluff, then back again.

By the time the last nautical mile is covered, the sun will have started to set creating the perfect backdrop and setting for the party to begin. Each evening, a after a pursuit race which will regularly start at 12 hundred hours, socials will be held at the island’s beautiful functions, the last and awarding night being at Nelson’s Dockyard.

Where Is Antigua and What Can You Expect There?

Antigua is a beautiful island in the West Indies, a part of the Leeward Islands found in the Caribbean region. It has long been a favorite for yacht sailors and enthusiasts because of its very favorable climate, trade winds, and breathtaking scenery. Aside from its beauty, the island already has the basic conveniences like communications and great hotels and fine dining experiences which should not be missed while you are there. Nelson’s Dockyard, the usual venue for Antigua Superyacht Cup is such a beautiful part of the island, a well-protected harbor where you will be sure your beloved yachts will be will sheltered from the open sea.
 

Below you will find a selection of luxury charter yachts available for rental in Antigua as well as the latest news related to the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. On the left there is the news related to the Caribbean superyacht industry in general. If you are interested in knowing mmore about chartering a yacht during the event, please contact our professional team of broker here

Superyacht Challenge Antigua News

Majestic Oyster 82 Sailing Yacht ZIG ZAG places second in class at 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua
Zig Zag under sail - Image credit to Oyster Yachts
It has been a huge success for the Oyster 82 S/Y ZIG ZAG at the 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua, taking second place in her class. The race took place last month, and was attended by 11 luxury superyachts.
Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2016 Class Winners
Tenaz underway - Photo by clairematches.com
The class winners of the 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua have been announced. The 112' sloop Nilaya won in the Corsairs Class, while the 128' sloop Tenaz was victorious in the Buccaneers Class.
Pendennis’ Custom Yachts REBECCA and TENAZ Compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2016
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Two of Pendennis' yachts, Rebecca and Tenaz will be amongst the eleven superyachts participating in the Superyacht Challenge Antigua taking place from today until the 31st January, 2016.
This month’s Superyacht Challenge Antigua to host 11 beautiful ocean-going yachts
Visione under sail - Image by Ted Martin
The sixth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, running next week, has attracted eleven magnificent ocean-going vessels. A new prize, the Gosnell Trophy, will be awarded this year, donated by the superyacht Timoneer.
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Superyacht Challenge Antigua - Photo credit to Cory Silken
The recently concluded Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 was marked by a dramatic finale, delivering one of the closest finishes in the history of superyacht racing. The overall winner has become the 102' superyacht Marama.

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