Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta


Combining British sailing traditions with the tropical climate of the Caribbean, the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta is a meeting of minds, enthusiasts and a decent measure of serious sailing.

Enjoying a more laidback approach than the competitiveness of the Barths Bucket, this traditional yachting event unites old friends and classic yachts in an exotic setting. Whether arriving in flips flops or by private jet, an ambience of jovial camaraderie injects a sense of fun into the proceedings.

The Antiguan hospitality reigns supreme over a sailing fleet that gathers in English Harbour, with cream teas, cold beers, fizzing Champagne and the ubiquitous rum punch. A mix of boats take part in the racing, from vintage and historic to classic GRP and even tall ships, though the Dragon class enter by invitation only.

Combining historic intrigue with modern-day racing, summed up renowned Concours d’Elegance judging, the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta is one not to be missed.