Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2017
19 April 2017
English Harbour is blooming with excitement as boats sail in for the 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, get docked Antigua Classics bring the first in this year’s series of the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenges. Vessels are arriving from all quadrants of the compass. Some crossed the ocean in containers; a few cruised north from down island; many journeyed from the States, Canada, Bermuda, Europe and beyond. One came from the Pacific Ocean via the Panama Canal and another took the long way around the Horn. Lucky ones came straight from the boatyard.
The fleet, hovering near 50, is as varied as a string of signal flags, and since registration is still open, there will surely be more colour. The fleet ranging from 30’ to 178’, with build dates spanning a century, are an intoxicating blend of rigs and sail configurations, all nodding to the past.