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Antigua Sailing Week is one of the premier sailing regattas in the world. The regatta is six challenging days of top class racing in the world’s best sailing conditions.
In addition to the 6 days of racing, crew members will take part in two days of training, before the races. You will crew on the Voilactus, a 44 ft Jeanneau Sun Odyssey. It races in the cruising class, which normally is divided into 2 or 3 sub-groups according to boat length. There are about 18 boats in its sub-group, which includes the bigger cruising boats (42 to 60 Ft). In total, there are around 200 boats in the competition.
We are offering one slot of eleven crew positions. Typically, a sailing yacht owner charges $2,200 per slot for crew positions for Antigua Sailing Week, The Rotary Club of Boulder Valley, Boulder, Colorado is offering this unforgettable adventure as a silent auction item in a fundraising event being held on August 24, 2012. The minimum bid is $1,500.
Antigua Sailing Week will be April 28 to May 3, 2013. Therefore, participants should plan to be in Antigua on or before April 25.
Crew members will pay for their airfare, on-island accommodation and meals. Often, three or more persons get together to share an apartment, which brings down this cost down to about $50 per night. Travel package are available.
Word of caution: It is a physically demanding activity so you must be reasonably fit. In addition, one spends 5 to 6 hours per day under the strong Caribbean sun, so you must be tolerant of both the high sun and wind conditions.