To be held in Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua from January 25 to 27, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua will once again offer all the facilities to stage an ideal event for an amazing choice of yachts, where fair competing as well as good companionship are valued above all else. So far eight entries have confirmed their participation, comprising sailing yacht Adela, charter yacht P2, charter yacht Sojana, Timoneer, Unfurled and Visione. The 45-metre Reichel Pugh-designed Visione has undergone a recent refit at Baltic Yachts. She now boasts a new carbon Rondal Rollaway Slab Reef (RSR) boom.
The regatta will continue with a limited entry of 12-15 yachts depending on the type of vessels. This decision was made to ensure that the magnificent amenities available at Nelson’s Dockyard would comfortably host the event. Furthermore the event will have no sponsorship, to ensure that the Superyacht Challenge Antigua will be held for the pure enjoyment of the participants without any conflict of interest with a third party.
Last year’s regatta was extremely well received by all who took part. However following on feedback the 2013 event will have some tweaks afloat and ashore. Four races are scheduled over a 3-day weekend with social evenings ashore hosted by the Admiral’s Inn, English Harbour.
Below is a video of the Antigua Superyacht Challenge 2012 by Acquafilms