Antigua Sailing Day Regatta

'Antigua Sailing Day' Regatta  30th April 2017

After another fantastic event last year (see the full report), preparations are now in hand for SESCA's '5th Antigua Sailing Day Regatta', which will be held on Sunday, 30 April 2017 at Lackford Lake, 5 miles NW of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

The Regatta was initiated five years ago as a fun event to celebrate and coincide with Antigua Sailing Week in the Caribbean. Amazingly, through a Google alert, reports of the Regatta came to the attention of the Antigua Sailing Week Race Committee and the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, who were so impressed with the initiative that they kindly offered to come on-board as event sponsors.

With the Tourism Authority's generous support, the Regatta has become the highlight of SESCA's sailing calendar and seen participation increase each year, both on and off the water. The Club is aiming to make the event even bigger and better this year, as a fitting tribute to the Golden Jubilee of Antigua Sailing Week, which is being held from 29 April – 5 May 2017.


The Regatta will feature racing for adult and junior divisions sailing any class of non-trapeze dinghy up to 4.5m. We anticipate that the majority of the adult fleet will comprise of Lasers and Laser Radials, with the junior fleet being mainly made up of Toppers and Picos. There will be a race briefing at 10.30 am, with two races scheduled before lunch and one in the afternoon for each division.

We are delighted that the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority will again be sponsoring the event and providing a live steel band for lunch time entertainment, in addition to race prizes of a suitably Caribbean nature.

If you can't make it to Antigua, come and celebrate the 50th Sailing Week with us. 

Please let us know  if you would like to put your name down for a Club boat, if you are not intending to sail your own.
It would be great to see as many boats out as possible for this fun event.
Visitors and spectators welcome. Please note that no dogs are allowed on site as the Club is in a nature reserve. 
There will be a race training sessions on Saturday, 15, 22 and 29 April, from 11.30 am – 2 pm, for anyone who would like some pre-Regatta tips!