The Antigua Bermuda Race resumes in 2023
Registration for the fourth Antigua Bermuda Race has begun after the event was suspended in 2019 as a result of the pandemic.
The race, which begins in Antigua and Barbuda, will begin on 9th May, 2023.
The open ocean race covers 935 nautical miles.
It is managed by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, in association with Antigua Sailing Week, and supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum.
The event is open to a range of yachts and crews of varying skills.
Once the crews lose sight of Antigua and Barbuda, they will not see land along their path again until arriving in Bermuda.
The race is open to IRC and CSA Racing Yachts, Cruiser Racers, Super Yachts, and Multihulls. Classic yachts and double-handed teams have their own category, and a secondary motor sailing handicap in the CSA Classes, allows yachts to use their engines and still get a result, subject to a time penalty.
The Antigua Bermuda Race is timed to coincide with the end of Antigua Sailing Week when many yachts are planning to sail north back to North America, or east from Bermuda across the Atlantic Ocean.