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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
Superyacht Challenge Antigua
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.
Dramatic finale to 4th Superyacht Challenge Antigua
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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Caribbean Superyacht News

Special offer: Luxury yacht Serenity extends offer for Bahamas charters
M/Y SERENITY - Built by IAG Yachts
41m/133ft luxury yacht SERENITY has a reduced rate on Bahamas charters from now until the end of October. Built in 2016, her beautiful interior and exterior decor is completed by the renowned Evan K Marshall and her exterior deck spaces and water toys ensure that your group has every opportunity to interact with the pristine environment.
In pictures: The interiors of luxury charter yacht Cloud 9
Aerial view of CLOUD 9 beach club
Interior images have been released for the exceptional 74m/243ft superyacht CLOUD 9 built by CRN with styling by Zuccon International Project and Winch Design. Available for charter, this exceptional superyacht has an incredible array of water toys and extensive relaxation facilities spanning five decks.
Superyacht Sovereign ready for Caribbean and Bahamas charters this winter
Main salon aboard luxury yacht SOVEREIGN
Luxury charter yacht SOVEREIGN from Newcastle is heading to the Caribbean and the Bahamas for the winter season and as a PADI Certified Dive Centre with a wealth of water toys, extensive deck spaces and 2 Master suites, she is an excellent choice for special occasions and corporate event charters.
Special offer: Charter M/Y Lady Lex in the Caribbean and Bahamas at a reduced rate
Broward Marine superyacht LADY LEX (ex.NO VACANCY)
Broward Marine superyacht LADY LEX (ex.NO VACANCY) is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas with a great reduced price for winter. Her large interiors flooded with natural light are an excellent place for all the family to socialise and her exterior decks provide a number of satisfying spots for sunbathers looking for breathtaking views of every incredible destination.
Charter sailing yacht Sea Quell in the Caribbean this winter
Luxury yacht SEAQUELL - Hot tub
33m/108ft sailing yacht SEA QUELL is available for winter charter in the Caribbean and offers guests a charming classic environment aboard a proven vessel from Alloy Yachts. With a large open plan lounge and a second hideaway in the wheelhouse, plus a Jacuzzi and a great selection of water toys, superyacht SEA QUELL is a great choice for families and friends looking to explore the Caribbean in comfort.