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LANDMARKS, LEGENDS AND LAUREL Anchors aweigh: A year of triumphs for Antigua’s sailing scene

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f good things come in threes, then a monumental accolade for the nucleus of Antigua’s sailing scene could not have been a more fitting precursor to two landmark regattas. The gods must have been smiling on our islands when historic Nelson’s Dockyard was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in the run-up to the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week and the 30th Classic Yacht Regatta.

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Geography blessed Antigua with the omnipresent trade winds, deep bays and natural harbours that have secured its place as a maritime hub for more than two centuries.

Geography blessed Antigua with the omnipresent trade winds, deep bays and natural harbours that have secured its place as a maritime hub for more than two centuries. But it’s the passion, grit and zeal of a handful of people that have propelled it to global acclaim. The two milestone events attracted more than 200 boats, thousands of visitors, a reggae superstar and enough energy to raise Nelson from the dead.

Luxury Locations Magazine Issue 12  

Antigua and Barbuda property and lifestyle magazine published twice a year by Luxury Locations Estate Agents