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Witness nautical elegance come alive at the prestigious 2025 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. From April 16 – 21, Antigua’s turquoise waters will host a captivating display of nearly 60 classic yachts. Experience the thrill of world-class competition set against a backdrop of island charm. This iconic event promises an unforgettable blend of heritage, sportsmanship, and Caribbean allure.

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta is the premier classic sailing event of the Caribbean attracting a large number of classics every year from all around the world. In its 36th edition this year, the event enjoys a wonderful variety of competitors including traditional craft from the islands, vintage and classic ketches, sloops, schooners and yawls making the bulk of the fleet along with the more newly-built Spirit of Tradition yachts and Modern Classics”, as the Regatta team announces.

Beyond the competition, soak in the festive atmosphere – from the vibrant welcome party to the lively open mic night. Witness nautical elegance at its finest during the concours d’ Elegance and enjoy a closing tea party alongside the competition.

This event is unparalleled in its blend of champagne sailing, warm hospitality, endless sunshine, and a laid-back vibe, all punctuated by vibrant celebrations. As each day winds down with rum-infused sunsets, participants and spectators alike are treated to unforgettable moments of relaxation and enjoyment.

Beyond the races, the regatta’s schedule is filled with engaging activities designed to immerse everyone in the local culture and sailing tradition, including welcoming receptions and award ceremonies. These gatherings offer a perfect opportunity to experience the heart of the Caribbean lifestyle on Antigua’s shores.

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Embrace a yacht charter with a difference during the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Experience the adrenaline-pumping action up close as you sail on board and alongside iconic sailing yachts. The regatta is not only a showcase of speed but also a celebration of maritime heritage, great camaraderie and features competitions for traditional and vintage yachts, alongside a ‘Spirit of Tradition’ race and a division for majestic tall ships. Each category adheres to rigorous standards, ensuring participants and spectators alike witness the epitome of nautical elegance and craftsmanship.


For those seeking a more laid-back experience, opting to follow the race from the comfort of a chartered sailing or motor yacht offers a serene alternative. Picture yourself savouring a cocktail, while watching the competition unfold from a private yacht, without the need to handle any rigging.

The regatta also serves as a vibrant social gathering, inviting guests to unwind and dive into the lively Caribbean culture. From Rendezvous Bay to English Harbour, the scenic coastal views provide a stunning backdrop to this magnificent event.

Close up of a large classic sailing yacht at sunset

Discover the yachts for charter in Antigua and join this sailing adventure that blends classic elegance, thrilling races, and vibrant celebrations at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. This prestigious event combines the elegance of classic sailing with the excitement of competitive races and the joy of vibrant celebrations. Whether you’re a skilled sailor eager to compete or simply wish to admire the beauty of these classic vessels from the comfort of a modern motor yacht, there’s a place for you.

Contact an Ocean Independence Charter Broker to secure your spot at one of the sailing calendar’s most anticipated events, offering an unforgettable blend of sport and spectacle.

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