We had such a good time looking at all the beautiful classic yachts during the Antigua Sailing Week and the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. This regatta began back in the 60's when charter captains challenged each other to a race at the end of the charter season before they headed back across the Atlantic to Europe. It's grown into a wonderful event that usually sees 50-60 yachts participate.
Everything from Spirit of Tradition yachts, J Class yachts and Tall ships as well as traditional craft from the islands as well as a nice collection of classic ketches, sloops, schooners and yawls. The sailing weather is usually superb with the reliable trade winds and the parties ashore are famous too. What a great time! Can't wait to do this again.