18 Days
Duration
Antiqua
Location
9/10
Physical
max 6, min 4
Participants
April
Month

Not for the fain-hearted

Diehard racing, not for the faint-hearted.

Diehard racing, not for the faint-hearted.

Wednesday May 8 – 12:00 Start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua

Thursday May 16 – Prize Giving – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

Crossroads will start in Class Group CSA Monohull, rating system CSA.

Costs all-in: breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee/tea and soft drinks, entrée fees and insurances for the race, harbor fees, water, fuel, cleaning etc.

Not included: own expenses (drinks and dinners in bars/restaurant, social networking, souvenirs, island trips etc.), flight to and from St Marten, bus/taxi from airport to the marina (and vice versa).

Ports of stay: St Marten: Simpson Bay Marina, Antigua: Nelsons Dockyard or Falmouth Harbour and in Bermuda.....

7 nights in port.

A maximum of 6 participants.

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Day 1: Arrival

Monday 6th of May. arrival St Marten, introduction to the yacht, debriefing race programme and RORC, CSA and safety rules, course and tactics, familiarization with the yacht, light overnight training offshore e.g. sails changes, sail trim, helm, navigation, routing, watch keeping, cooking, sleeping etc. (Overnight in port)
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Day 2

Tuesday 7th of May, training offshore.

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Day 3

Wednesday 8th of May, arrival in port at noon. The crew shall attend the Skippers’ Meeting at Race Headquarters at 17:00 hours. Overnight stay at Nelsons Dockyard or Falmouth Harbour.

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Day 4

Thursday 9th of May, the race start line will be set off Fort Charlotte, Antigua. The first signal is scheduled for 11.55 AST. The course will be from the start to the finish off St. David’s Lighthouse, Bermuda, leaving the Islands of Antigua and Bermuda to port, and as defined more specifically in the Sailing Instructions, 1st Race Day.

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Day 5

Friday 10th of May, 2nd Race Day.

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Day 6

Saturday 11th of May, 3rd Race Day. Finish? Overnight stay at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton.

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Day 7

Sunday 12th of May, 4th Race Day. Finish? Overnight stay at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton

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Day 8

Monday 13th of May, 5th Race Day. Overnight in port.

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Day 9

Tuesday 14th of May, cruising the island.

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Day 10

Wednesday 15th of May, cruising the island.

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Day 11

Thursday 16th of May , cruising the island.

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Day 12

Friday 17th of May, prize giving at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Overnight in port.

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Day 13, return to St Marten.

Saturday 18th of May, departure St Marten, relaxed (fast) cruising at sea day # 1.

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Day 14

Sunday 19th of May, at sea day # 2.

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Day 15

Monday 20th of May, at sea day # 3.

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Day 16

Tuesday 21th of May, at sea day # 4.

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Day 17

Monday 22th of May, arrival St Marten, overnight stay in port.

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Day 18

Tuesday 23rd of May, departure.

 


 

Island in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua is one of the 2 major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Ringed with coral reefs, the island is known for its many sandy beaches. Set along English Harbour, restored Nelson’s Dockyard, which Admiral Horatio Nelson made his base in the 1780s, includes a marina and the Dockyard Museum. Trails lead up to Shirley Heights, a former military lookout with panoramic views.

 

Antiqua-Bermuda Race Map
Antiqua-Bermuda Race Map
Antiqua-Bermuda Pilot Chart
Antiqua-Bermuda Pilot Chart

A die-hard race, not for the faint-hearted.

Look at the competition that we must beat on handicap. Last year Jens Kellinghusen’s German Ker 56 Varuna VI was the overall winner of 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race. Scoring the best corrected time under IRC, Varuna VI was presented with a sketch of the newly commissioned bronze sculpture, The Warrior Perpetual Trophy. The yacht counts a crew of 13 persons.

The American turbo-charged Volvo 70 Warrior, sailed by Stephen Murray Jr. took Line Honours, was the winner of the CSA Class and was second in IRC. Warrior set a record for the 935 nautical mile race of 2 days, 18 hours 32 minutes and 48 seconds.

In CSA, Jeremi Jablonski’s American Hanse 43 Avanti was runner-up for the second year in a row, with Michael Orgzey’s German Swan 48 Dantes in third. In IRC Arnt Bruhns’ German Class40 Iskareen was third.

Here we are. Are you in for the challenge? For the ultimate sailing adventure?

The Course

Start off Ft Charlotte Antigua Wednesday May 8. 2019.
Antigua to port,
Bermuda to Port, finish off St David’s Light Bermuda.
Approx. distance 935 nm
Prizegiving Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Thursday May 16

 

Start: Fort Charlotte, Antiqua

 

Finish: St David’s Light, Bermuda

Antigua Bermuda Race
Antigua Bermuda Race
Antigua Bermuda Race
Antigua Bermuda Race
Antigua Bermuda Race
Antigua Bermuda Race
Antigua Bermuda Race
Antigua Bermuda Race
Antigua Bermuda Race
Antigua Bermuda Race