Archive for March 2019

Antigua Sailing Week April 2019

Antigua Sailing Week is scheduled to be held in the last week of April 2019. This regatta is often called “granddaddy” of all the sailing events held in the Caribbean. This event is usually scheduled alongside other events like the Cork Week or the Cowes Week. This year would see the race follow a modern format with races being held off the Falmouth Harbor and all activities would be centered on Nelson’s dockyard that has a rich historic heritage.

Over the years this sailing event has gained prominence and great results have been achieved. For instance, the 2017 Performance Yacht Racing reached the third position in the race; Quokka came second in the race in 2016 while in 2015 EH01 took on the second position.

For those who are contemplating to visit or participate in this sailing week event, they can book their travel plans to Falmouth Harbor, Antigua where transportation means are several; flights come in by major carriers like American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, US Airlines, Delta, British Airways and Continental Airlines. The venue of the race is a short distance away from the airport, reachable by taxis. As every year, there would be two days of training to help participants acclimatize with the water and prevailing conditions. The training dates this year are 26th to 27th April; the race would start from 28th April and finish on 3rd May 2019.

The participants can take up the race package that includes coaching with an experienced local skipper during the training days and all yacht costs and other race requirements and arrangements are covered in it. With aspects like lunch, safety gear, training costs, and berthing in Falmouth Harbor taken care of in the package, participants can look forward to gearing up for the challenges of the race. They can also enjoy the Caribbean sunshine and local shore events that are organized during this time.

Singapore To Host SB20 World Championship, 2021

On 28 January 2019 One15 Marina Sentosa Cove Republic declared that it has achieved the rights to host the SB20 World Championship 2021. The Sailing World Championship will now be held in Singapore.

As a part of the competition, the Marina will be hosting participants in the form of teams that might range up to 70. Singapore will be making 15 teams participate in the competition. It is believed that the top sailors of the Republic might be participating in the team. The championship that is to be held in Singapore is the first such championship to be held in Asia ever since the competition started in 2008. Other than this, Europe and Australia have been the official hosts of this championship twice till now.

The Vice-Captain of the Singapore SB20 Championship Nicholas Cocks that the past championships that were held between 2015 and 2019 contributed to being an essential factor in Singapore winning the chance to host the event in 2021.After the news came out, the association seems to be in joy for being the official hosts of the upcoming event. Teo Joo Leng, the general manager of Marna said that the opportunity would not have been possible to get a hold of had SB20 Association and Federation of Sailing in Singapore not supported them like a backbone and help in producing a quality output through consistent efforts and hard work.

He said that One 15 Marina Sentosa has always been a constant source of support to the community at the sea in order to imbibe its values in the lifestyle offered at One15. He even seemed to be happy that now Singapore’s homegrown sailors will now be able to compete with sailors from other parts of the world on internationally set standards. He said that if the event goes smoothly and the event goes as expected it will help in inspiring the community of sailing and making the management and federation have an increased interest in the field.