A friendly competition for clubs from around the world
Published on January 30th, 2015
The 2nd Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge will consist of seven teams, each representing a different Yacht Club from around the world, sailing in a friendly competition to determine the overall champion. Competing in identical Petticrow Dragons, nine races are scheduled February 1-8 in fantastic Caribbean conditions.
The winning Yacht Club will then earn itself the paid entry and accommodation at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort to defend its title the following year.
The schedule will mainly consist of both inshore and offshore short course racing on the south coast of Antigua, with one day saved for a 24-mile offshore distance race up to Nonsuch Bay and back for lunch at the Clubhouse. In the Corinthian spirit, the distance day will be followed by a Lay Day in order to recover, relax, chill at the beach, play some golf, or simply discover Antigua. The series will culminate with a double scoring Medal race to wrap up the week of trade wind sailing on a competitive high.
Expressions of interest have been received from Manhattan Yacht Club, Yacht Club San Remo, New York Yacht Club, Circolo della Vela Sicilia, Yacht Club del Monaco, Royal St George Yacht Club Dublin, Mill Reef Yacht Club, Harmony Hall Yacht Club, and the Antigua Yacht Club.