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Official „Gold‟ sponsors of Antigua Sailing Week 2012

Caribbean Regattas 2012


With offices in Antigua, Portugal, the UK & USA, chartering with Ondeck ensures that you receive great service, professionalism and have the best possible experience for whichever event you choose . Ondeck has an unrivalled fleet of owned and managed yachts and can cater to both experienced race crews and individuals with all levels of ability . Our dedicated shore support and maintenance teams work around the clock to ensure your needs are met and that your sailing is as great as it can possibly be. The majority of our land based staff are current or ex-racers and understand the challenges faced by racing yachts and crews. Ondeck‟s sailing crew are selected for their sailing knowledge, racing skills, personalities and sense of fun. All costs of fuel, mooring fees as well as race entry fees are included in the charter fee, allowing you the luxury to rock up, race and relax at the end of the days sailing. Ondeck offers charter packages for all the prestigious racing events in the Caribbean calendar. There is nothing to surpass the thrill of competitive, high-performance yacht racing in crystal clear waters with consistent warm trade winds. If you haven't succumbed to the pull of Caribbean racing yet, let us to help you decide…

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race 21 Jan Charter dates 18 – 23 Jan Grenada Sailing Festival 27- 31 Jan Charter dates 24 – 31 Jan RORC Caribbean 600 20 Feb Charter dates 18 – 24 Feb St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 1 – 4 Mar Charter dates 27 Feb – 4 Mar Puerto Rico Heineken Regatta 17 – 19 Mar Charter dates 13 – 19 Mar St. Thomas Rolex Regatta 23 – 25 Mar (Option available to combine with BVI) Charter dates 19 – 25 Mar BVI Spring Regatta 26 – 31 Mar (Option available to combine with Rolex) Charter dates 26 – 31 Mar Les Voiles de St Barth 2 – 7 April Charter dates 2 – 7 April Antigua Sailing Week 29 Apr – 4 May Charter dates 27 Apr – 5 May ALL REGATTAS INCLUDE TRAINING DAYS, COMPREHENSIVE SHORE AND MAINTENANCE SUPPORT, RACE ENTRY FEES, DOCKAGE AND CAN BE EXCLUSIVELY TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

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“I thought the Ondeck crew were first class and they deserve praise for their patience and relaxed professionalism. They were excellent company and really made the holiday for us.” Roger Stares – Heineken Regatta 2010 “The Farr 65 should be experienced by anyone who wants to take a serious step up from cruising or racing in 45 footers. The sheer scale and power of the boat is breathtaking and a fantastic experience” Andrew Sibree – Antigua Sailing Week 2009 “I cannot thank Ondeck enough for the most amazing week I had in Antigua 2008. The staff were fantastic, the sailing out of this world and the enjoyment factor 10 out of 10. I will definitely be coming again!” Emma Beaumont – Antigua Sailing Week 2008 "We were very pleased to get second place in Antigua. This would not have been possible without a well sorted boat and a keen and competent shore team" Neville Devonport - Antigua Sailing Week 2007 "A professionally run charter company. I would have no hesitation in using them again" John McDowell - Tobago Festival 2007 “These are wonderful boats - lively, responsive and fast. Our skipper was someone I consider it to have been a privilege to have shared a boat with.” Chris Jeffrey - Atlantic Adventure 2006

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Ondeck runs a busy program for individual sailing enthusiasts. Whether you want to race with a couple of mates and cannot justify the expense of a full boat charter, never done racing before and want to experience big boat sailing in warm seas or you have plenty of experience but no time to organise getting a crew together, Ondeck has the package for you. All our individual sailing options are onboard our Farr 65s and are fully crewed. We have 3 professionals onboard each yacht and no more than 15 paying crew (usually 12 or less). The individuals who choose this type of racing are like-minded and fun seeking. Ages have ranged from 18 – 74, with a good mix of male and female. Please be aware that the level of ability will vary for every event and that all ages and nationalities will be working together as one crew. Many prefer to race onboard and stay in a hotel, but we do also have a small percentage that stay onboard. All rates include onboard bottled drinking water, fuel and dockage fees and race entry. They also include a crew shirt and a sandwich lunch on racing days. Guaranteed; you will make friends, race hard and go home with a smile on your face! (A reasonable level of physical fitness recommended)

Regatta

Charter dates

Charter rates

ROUND BARBADOS RACE

18 – 23 Jan

from £295

GRENADA SAILING FESTIVAL

25 – 31 Jan

POA

RORC CARIBBEAN 600

18 – 24 Feb

£1295

HEINEKEN REGATTA

27 Feb – 4 Mar

£1295

PUERTO RICO HEINEKEN

13 – 19 Mar

POA

ST THOMAS INT. ROLEX

19 – 25 Mar

£895

BVI SPRING REGATTA

26 – 31 Mar

£895

COMBINED

19 – 31 Mar

£1495

LES VOILES DE ST BARTH

2 – 7 Apr

£1295

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK

27 Apr – 5 May

£1495

ROLEX & BVI

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Farr 65‟s – 4 yachts available – All regattas Bruce Farr design Spectacularly graceful and high performance Well known on the Caribbean circuit Achieved past podium finishes Option of own class racing Whole boat and individual charter Sleeps 12 Races with 18 + 3 pro crew Asymmetric spinnakers

Beneteau First 40 – 2 yachts available for most regattas Farr Yacht Design 2nd season in production with wins in 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart, Spi Ouest France, Cowes Week and Voiles de SaintTropez Growing number of yachts in very popular class Sleeps 8 – race with 10 plus owner‟s rep Full competitive sail wardrobes Down wind speeds into the late teens!

Santa Cruz 37 Tim Kernan design All carbon fibre light displacement planing fixed keel yacht Full North Sails wardrobe Full range of B&G instruments Sleeps 7 – race with up to 8 plus owner‟s rep Downwind speeds of over 20 knots!

Beneteau 407s – 4 yachts available – All regattas Easily handled racer cruiser New sails 2008 Bareboat or crewed charter Competitive classing structure Sleeps 8 Races with 8 – 10 Extremely close racing in very popular class

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Starting at the Barbados Cruising Club, you will sail through the historic Carlisle Bay, pass the deep water harbour to starboard and then begin a 20 mile tight reach in calm water up the platinum coast of Barbados passing the homes and haunts of the very rich and very famous. After rounding the top of the island you will encounter the full force of the Atlantic with nothing between you and Africa. You will then face a good 7 mile plus beat in tricky currents, wind shifts and big waves. Follow this with a 20 mile fetch, riding those same waves beam on, trying to maximize speed without losing height enough to clear East Point. Bear away and hoist through the big breaking Atlantic rollers for a fantastic 18 mile downwind slide along the south coast. Drop the kites and skate round the South West corner of the island to the finish!

Wednesday 18th Jan: Depart Antigua 06.00 for Barbados – ETA in Barbados 13.00 Thursday Thursday 19th Jan: Arrival in Barbados followed by team training in the afternoon. 19.00: Mount Gay „Red Cap‟ Party at the Barbados Cruising Club Saturday 21st Jan: 08.00: Racing commences off of the Barbados cruising club, Pebble beach 17.00: Post race party and happy hour at the Barbados Cruising Club Sunday 22nd Jan: 08.00: Depart Barbados for Antigua ETA in Antigua 15.00 Monday

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This regatta kicks off the Caribbean racing season and boasts an eclectic mix of old Caribbean classics alongside the more progressive yachts of today. The organisers and sponsors of this regatta have year upon year achieved a winning combination: four days of varied and challenging ocean racing overseen by internationally recognised judges, alongside the true flavour of local Caribbean boats as seen in the local Workboat Regatta held at the same time. People return to this regatta year on year for it‟s quintessential friendly and Caribbean flare.

. http://www.grenadasailingfestival.com/ Typical Entries: 35 – 65 ft Charter Dates: 24 – 31 Jan 2012 Yachts Available: Farr 65s Beneteau 40.7s Santa Cruz 37 Beneteau First 40s Individual berths available? Yes – subject to demand - POA Included in Charter: All dockage/mooring fees, fuel, tank water, Skipper and crew if required, comprehensive shore and maintenance support. Onboard accommodation. Exclusive of Charter: Flights, transfers and accommodation

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Summary The Royal Ocean Racing Club and Antigua Yacht Club will be running the fourth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 race in 2012. This race is run annually as the only offshore race to circumnavigate the Caribbean Islands in a 600 mile challenging course. The race starts on the 20th February 2012 off Fort Charlotte outside English Harbour, Antigua. The race will consist of over 10 legs and the 605 nautical mile race in beautiful trade wind conditions will test navigators and crew in equal measure.

Website http://caribbean600.rorc.org/ Typical Entries: 44 – 100plus ft Charter Dates: 18 – 24 Feb 2012 Yachts Available: Farr 65s

Individual berths available? Yes – Farr 65 Included in Charter: All dockage/mooring fees, fuel, tank water, onboard food. Skipper and crew, comprehensive shore and maintenance support. Exclusive of Charter: Flights, transfers and onshore accommodation

Antigua Yacht Club

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Summary Known as much for the parties as it‟s racing, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta mixes up first class social events with an eclectic line up of yachts and personalities. “Serious racing, serious fun” is their tag line and true to form does not disappoint. This regatta is perfect for those who want to minimise their time away from work. Over 40 different countries are represented at this event, with an international airport hub, and first class racing – “The Heineken” is a very popular regatta! Become one of the many sailors to grace this regatta. Race hard, then enjoy the evening festivities where people of all nationalities mingle together, sharing their stories of the day and enjoying good food, and good music.

.Website .http://www.heinekenregatta.com/ Typical Entries: 22ft – 100plus ft

Charter Dates: 27 Feb – 4 Mar 2012 Yachts Available: Farr 65s Beneteau 40.7s Beneteau First 40s Santa Cruz 37 Individual berths available? Yes – Farr 65 Included in Charter: All dockage/mooring fees, fuel, tank water, skipper and crew if required, comprehensive shore and maintenance support. Exclusive of Charter: Flights, transfers and accommodation

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Summary The Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta is famous for its hospitality, superb sailing conditions and full-service facilities. Held out of the new marina facilities at Palmas del Mar, in Humacao, located on Puerto Rico‟s southeastern coast, this sailing event attracts everything from International big boat sailors to some of the hottest sport boat sailors in the Caribbean. Courses are a mix of round-the-buoy courses for one-design classes and round-the-islands courses that extend east for Vieques for cruising classes

Charter Dates: 13 – 19 Mar 2012 Yachts Available: Farr 65s Beneteau 40.7s Beneteau First 40s Santa Cruz 37 Individual berths available? Yes – Farr 65 Included in Charter: All dockage/mooring fees, fuel, tank water, skipper and crew if required, comprehensive shore and maintenance support. Exclusive of Charter: Flights, transfers and accommodation

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The St Thomas International Rolex Regatta is renowned for it‟s yacht club feel whilst delivering excellent racing from beach cats to big boats. The Rolex is a magnet for the mid-sized competitive yachts with challenging courses set off the south coast of the Virgin Islands. 2008 saw Ondeck‟s Farr 40 „Bandit‟ under the midas touch of match racing royalty, Peter Holmberg - achieving a 2nd place. The St Thomas Rolex and the BVI Spring Regatta and sailing festival make up what is known as the Virgin Islands Race Week and Ondeck offer great value „combined regatta‟ rates to compete in both events in an extended charter. Ondeck work closely with the organisers as the preferred charter provider for this event to ensure that your experience is as good as it gets!

Website http://www.rolexcupregatta.com/ Typical Entries: 35 – 52 ft Charter Dates: 19 – 25 Mar 2012 COMBINED CHARTER DATES 19 – 31 Mar 2012 Yachts Available: Farr 65s Beneteau 40.7s Beneteau First 40s Sant Cruz 37 Individual berths available? Yes – Far 65 Included in Charter: All dockage/mooring fees, fuel, tank water, skipper and crew if required, comprehensive shore and maintenance support. Exclusive of Charter: Flights, transfers and accommodation

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The BVI boasts flat water racing in the most attractive setting in the Caribbean. A mixture of fun sailing and serious racing over a week brings out competitors from all over the world. Famous for short round the cans racing combined with distance races, the BVI‟s is geared to the mid sized racing yacht. This year sees the 41st running of the regatta and promises to the best yet.

The event starts with the 4 day sailing festival starting at Nanny Cay in Tortola and then a race takes you up to the bitter end yacht club for the 3 days of serious racing. This format gives a great chance to see so many beautiful places in one regatta. Previous competitors have quoted the event as having “great weather and great wind” with the organisers boasting WARM WATER – HOT RACING!

Website http://www.bvispringregatta.org/ Typical entries: 30 – 70 feet Charter Dates:

26 – 31 Mar 2012 Yachts Available: Farr 65s Beneteau 40.7s Beneteau First 40s Sant Cruz 37 Individual berths available? Yes – Far 65 Included in Charter: All dockage/mooring fees, fuel, tank water, skipper and crew if required, comprehensive shore and maintenance support. Exclusive of Charter: Flights, transfers and accommodation


The oldest and some would say most prestigious of all is … Antigua Sailing Week. Ondeck has strong ties with this event through our base in Antigua and is the recognised preferred charter company and Gold sponsor of this acclaimed event. One of the premier sailing regattas in the world, Antigua Sailing Week welcomes participants from all corners of the globe every year competing for the chance to win this prestigious regatta. The race covers 5 challenging days of racing with everything from 24 ft yachts, to mega yachts in excess of 150 feet. Centred around the historic Nelson’s Dockyard – you can’t beat this regatta for charm and good old traditional yacht racing.

This regatta sees Ondeck working closely with other sponsors to help deliver this jewel in the crown finale to our regatta season in the Caribbean. The parties are legendary and in abundance with great music and free flowing rum. This really is a regatta to experience at least once! Come in from the day’s racing to a complimentary frozen cocktail or cold beer in our hospitality area in the event village in Nelson’s Dockyard every night during happy hour!

. Website http://www.sailingweek.com/ Typical Entries: 22ft – 150 ft plus Charter Dates: 27 Apr – 5 May 2012 Yachts Available: Farr 65s Beneteau 40.7s Beneteau First 40s Santa Cruz 37 Individual berths available? Yes – Farr 65 Included in Charter: All dockage/mooring fees, fuel, tank water, skipper and crew if required, comprehensive shore and maintenance support. Evening ‘Happy Hour’ drinks reception each evening in our hospitality tent. Exclusive of Charter: Flights, transfers and accommodation

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