Date set for Antigua Bermuda Race

Published on July 4th, 2017

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has confirmed the second edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race will start on the May 9, 2018. The 935-mile offshore race is organized in association with Antigua Sailing Week and is supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

Yachts of 40ft and over will be racing under the IRC Rating Rule, MOCRA and the CSA Racing Rule, with the latter amended to permit boats to use their engines, subject to a time penalty.

“We have had great feedback from the competitors who took part in the first race,” commented Race Chairman, Les Crane. “The America’s Cup put Bermuda in the spotlight as a superb sailing destination and the Antigua Bermuda Race is designed to carry forward this legacy.”

The race will start just after Antigua Sailing Week, a time when a lot of boats gather in Antigua before returning to North America and Europe.

“The Antigua Bermuda Race gives sailors an opportunity to safely experience about a thousand miles of Atlantic Ocean racing in company, at a time of year when conditions should be ideal,” Crane added.

For more information: www.antiguabermuda.com

Source: Louay Habib

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