Peters & May RAR Notice of Race PLUS offers for a September to Remember

Crew of Geoff Manchester's J/1333 Vamoose - Winners of the 2023 Peters & May Round Antigua Race ©Visual Echo

The Notice of Race for the 2024 edition of the Peters & May Round Antigua Race is now available. The race, a prelude to the 55th Antigua Sailing Week (ASW), takes place on April 27 and is an independently scored one-day yacht attracting over 30 boats  which making it one of the more competitive circumnavigation races in Antigua & Barbuda .

CSA racing and CSA multi-hull vessels around the region with a valid CSA rating are are eligible to enter this 53 mile race which doubles as a fiercely competitive warm up for the ensuing 5 day series. The race is also a challenging end of season highlight for some that have chosen not to be a part of the ASW regatta because of scheduling conflicts but want to have one last hurrah and try for a prestigious trophy.

Don’t forget that Peters & May, sponsors of the race continue to offer shipping discount for any boats fully entered for Antigua Sailing Week, with a further discount for a round-trip shipment.  They offer Transatlantic routes as well as from the US East Coast to the Caribbean. Right now they are are standing-by ready to assist clients (yacht owners and mangers) who are considering relocating their yachts to the Caribbean – starting as early as November.  If you are interested in a quote or discussing logistics, reach out to Craig Stanbury at [email protected].


Organizers of Antigua Sailing Week are delighted to announce a renewed partnership with Virgin Atlantic as the Official Transatlantic Airline of the 2024 event. The partnership extends the long-term association with the premier airline to 6-years.

Virgin Atlantic currently features a weekly flight into and out of Antigua from London’s Heathrow Airport. In April 2024 the schedule will be increased to 3 times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This itinerary offers perfectly timed flights for participants who may want a day or two preparations on island before the start of racing. Spectators with flexible travel schedules can plan to arrive right in time for Reggae in The Park, the Tuesday night entertainment highlight of the week long celebration.

Hannah Swift, Caribbean Commercial Manager, Virgin Atlantic said, “We are once again thrilled to partner with Antigua Sailing Week to offer special rates for the crew, family and friends of the week. It’s such a pleasure to be able to support an event that highlights all the beauty of Antigua and Barbuda to so many”.

As part of this partnership ASW participants, family and spectators can receive special fares from the United Kingdom to the event, including:

  • Discounted flights to/from Antigua via London Heathrow
  • Group rates for bookings of 10 adults or more
  • Flexible tickets should things change
  • Dedicated support from our team in the Caribbean

To take advantage of these special rates listed above, interested parties must email with their needs.

“We are proud to further solidify our partnership with Virgin Atlantic, providing quality  airlift to Antigua & Barbuda and the Caribbean region, remarked ASW President Alison Sly-Adams. “Through this relationship, ASW will be able to ensure that the international officials, essential to the event arrive on time, ready to officiate. And with entries to the 2024 regatta now open, it’s a good time for participants to start confirming any required travel and securing seats with Virgin Atlantic at the best rates.”

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The 55th edition of Antigua Sailing Week is going to be a PBD (pretty big deal) as friends old and new return to Antigua to Race, Chase and Celebrate.

Entries for Antigua Sailing Week 2024 are growing and we would like to show our appreciation to the early entries with a September to Remember discount. Any entries paying before the end of September can pay less than early rates published in the Notice of Race or US$11 per foot.

If you have already entered, follow this secure link to pay with your credit card.   

We are also extending a September to Remember promo to spectators by offering them deep discounts on our Official Chase the Race with Wadadli Cats.

For the remainder of the month of September  you can reserve your spot for for US$80, a discount from the list prince of US $99. We are hoping to set record spectator numbers for this celebratory year so secure your experience now  and, don’t keep this to yourself, book for a friend or a few.

Remember the Official Chase the Race of Antigua Sailing Week includes up close access to the racing starts, race commentary, assorted refreshments, delicious caribbean lunch and a beach stop.


In recent years competing at Antigua Sailing Week has become even easier with the availability of a wide variety of charters, offering everything from bareboats to a single berth for individuals to high performance for top racing crew.

An option for sailors who aren’t who aren’t shipping their vessel in to the Caribbean for 2024, is to charter right here in Antigua & Barbuda or as we like to call it, Rock Up & Race. 

Rock up & Race is a hassle-free casual approach to participate in our regatta. No need to transport your vessel to the Caribbean. Enjoy the racing without extensive logistics such as repositioning your boat, clearing in, booking moorings etc. Each year charter entries includes a diverse fleet of yachts, ranging from high-performance racing machines to elegant cruising vessels. With divisions and classes tailored to accommodate different boat types and skill levels, the event ensures that everyone can participate and revel in the thrill of competition.

Let us connect you with reputable charter providers so you can choose from skippered race-charter, bareboat or individual places. Then it’s over to you to book your direct flight into our international airport Rock upmeet your charter provider, receive your race training / vessel orientation then Race. 


We have updated our handy first timers guide with so much NEW  information that we think repeat participants will find it very useful as they make their plans for 2024.  Take a look at it by clicking here.

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