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Antigua Bermuda sailing race to make comeback in 2023

The Spirit of Bermuda prepares for the Antigua Bermuda race, which returns next year (Photograph by Andrew Breece)

The Antigua Bermuda race is making a comeback in 2023 after a three-year interruption as a result of the Covid pandemic.

Registration is now open for potential competitors to declare an interest in the event, which will start from Antigua on May 9 next year.

The 935 nautical mile race will be managed by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing week and is designed to suit a wide range of yachts and crew.

The race is open to IRC and CSA Racing Yachts, Cruiser Racers, Super Yachts, and Multihulls. Classic yachts and double-handed teams have their own category, and a secondary motor sailing handicap in the CSA Classes allows yachts to use their engines and still get a result, subject to a time penalty.

Meg Reilly, a three-time competitor in Canadian Pogo 12.50 Hermes, said: “The first few days of the race are basically a guaranteed sleigh ride with reaching in the trade-winds. The approach to Bermuda tends to be more strategic sailing in lighter winds.”

The Antigua Bermuda Race is timed to coincide with the end of Antigua Sailing Week when many yachts are planning to sail north back to North America, or east from Bermuda across the Atlantic Ocean. With the high current ocean freight rates, the Antigua Bermuda Race could offer a great option to take your boat north out of the Caribbean in a safe, economic and highly enjoyable way.

Anybody interested in taking part should visit www.antiguabermuda.com/ or contact: info@antiguabermuda.com

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Published November 23, 2022 at 7:44 am (Updated November 23, 2022 at 7:44 am)

Antigua Bermuda sailing race to make comeback in 2023

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